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Good evening, and welcome to BBC Look North.
The headlines tonight: Two women attacked by dogs in Lincolnshire.
One suffers "life`changing" injuries at this quarry.
She was bitten on the top of her head. She has had fairly extensive
scalp injuries, she was bitten on the hand as well.
Calls to delay plans for thousands of new homes in Scunthorpe, because
of concerns over flooding. How can we possibly think about
building 3500 houses on what is a flood plain, when we note the
previous model for flood risk in our area was proven to be incorrect
Also on tonight's programme: On their way to Wembley.
Hull City reach their first FA Cup semifinal in over 80 years.
The Lincolnshire skier who's won a second medal at the Winter
Paralympics. Another lovely day, how long will it
last? Join me for the details coming up shortly.
Two women have been taken to hospital, one with "life`ch`nging
injuries", after separate dog attacks in Lincoln. Police say a
22`year`old woman was bitten in the head and face last night, bx an
American pit bull terrier. One man has been arrested in connection with
this attack. Then, this aftdrnoon, a 28`year`old woman suffered ` broken
arm in a second attack, thotght to be by a Staffordshire bull terrier.
Jake Zuckerman reports. Armed police and a police hdlicopter
were called here late last night, to an old quarry popular with dog
walkers, after a 22`year`old woman was the victim of what's bedn
described by police as a devastating attack. The woman was badly bitten
by a dog, believed to be an American pit bull terrier.
She was bitten on the top of her head, she has had some fairly
extensive scalp injuries, she was bitten on the hand. She is being
kept at Lincoln hospital ovdrnight and I understand she is unddrgoing
surgery today to try to rep`ir as much as possible. It is likdly she
will end up with scarring. The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 outlines
the banned breeds in the UK, which are the pit bull terrier, including
the American pit bull, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, Fila
Brasileiro. The maximum pen`lty if a person is found guilty of owning
one of these dogs, is a ?5,000 fine, or six months in prison. Owners of
banned breeds can get a certificate of exemption, but they must go
through the courts, and meet certain requirements.
Last night, at a house here on Keats Close in Lincoln, police arrested a
33`year`old man on suspicion of offences under the Dangerous Dogs
Act, and also for affray, following an incident which happened when
police came to seize the dog which they believe was involved in the
attack. Neighbours say they're shocked.
We heard a lot of commotion last night, dogs barking, shouting. Then
a helicopter above us for about 40 minutes. The police came ovdr, the
man came out `` out of the house with his dog, they were scrdaming
and shouting. The helicopter woke us up. Dogs, people shouting. We saw
police with guns. We stayed out the way.
Then, this afternoon a second dog attack took place here at Kdats
Close, at the same address the man was arrested at. A 38 year`old`woman
was bitten by a Staffordshire bull terrier, while intervening hn a
fight between two dogs. Armdd police humanely destroyed that dog.
The dog is currently being held by police here in kennels at Lhncoln
Police Station, while officdrs prepare to carry out DNA tests to
establish its breed. Meanwhhle, police are appealing for anxone who
may have any information about the attack to come forward.
We don't know what's happendd in this case, But I asked Bill Lambert
from the Kennel Club whether banning certain breeds was the way to stop
dog attacks in general. No, I don't think that is the
answer. We have had legislation since 1991 when various bredds were
made illegal, but that hasn't worked. We have seen people turn to
other breeds of dogs. If thd law was wrong, to suggest an animal is
illegal because of the way ht looks... You say no dog is
inherently vicious, but most would say these are very vicious. That is
not actually true, those dogs in America are used for police work,
search and rescue. It is not fair to say a dog is inherently vichous but
dogs can be chained for illhcit purposes. So it is the owners at
fault, not the breed? Yes, ht is. We had the opposite effect by having
certain breeds labelled dangerous, it suggests all others are
inherently safe. Any breed of dog can be trained to be vicious in the
wrong hands. What about dog licenses, would that make any
difference? No, I don't think so. The government has announced
compulsory micro`chipping in a few years. That will remove the need to
have any licensing. Something is clearly going wrong.
You have to put it in perspdctive. There are 10 million dogs in the
country, these attacks are very rare. But they come up time and
again, hardly a week passes without reading about it. In perspective,
there are a lot of dogs in responsible hands. This is `n issue
of education for the public and people to train their dogs properly
from an early age. Many of you have already bedn
debating the issue on our F`cebook page.
This is what Claire says. "I have dogs, and see so many
accidents or close calls, dte to out of control dogs no matter the breed.
It's far too easy for peopld to get and breed dogs, even banned breeds!
Time the government opened hts eyes. We would like your thoughts on this
one. Do you think the laws `re tight enough? Should more dogs be banned
from the UK? Or do dangerous dogs need better training to man`ge their
aggression? Please get in touch In a moment: The angling colpetition
giving a half a million pound boost to the East Yorkshire econoly.
Developers planning to build 6, 00 new homes on a flood plain near
Scunthorpe have been asked to put them on hold. Today, local
politicians met with the Environment Agency to discuss if, after
December's floods, the area is still suitable to be built on. But there
are thousands on housing wahting lists, raising the question of where
all those new homes should be built, as Anne`Marie Tasker reports.
This winter saw severe floods, prompting the government to say
strict tests need to be passed, before new homes can be built on
flood plains. And that's rahsed questions about whether 6,000 houses
should be built as part of the Lincolnshire lakes project, on these
fields west of Scunthorpe. Today, MP Andrew Percy and North
Lincolnshire's council leaddr met the Environment Agency, as ht
redraws flood risk maps for the region.
Things have changed, they h`ve had to do the remodelling, and puite
rightly so. I speak on the half of the residents who are writing to me,
saying, what are you going to do? Everything has to be strengthened to
support this application. It is important it is delayed unthl June.
The ?612 million project is planned on flood plains on the banks of the
River Trent. But, just a few fields away from the site, December's tidal
surge flooded dozens of homds in the village of Burringham. As they still
make repairs, residents say they can't understand why new hotses are
being planned nearby. How are they going to do it with all
of the flood plain? To me, ht is ridiculous, I can't underst`nd the
reason behind it. In no way can I see the insurance people enjoying
those houses. Building on flood plains isn't
always out of the question. Near Lincoln, the Swan Pool development
is going ahead, now plans are in place to raise the land. Thd flood
risk management principles needed to be of the highest standard. The
Environment Minister visited the area and said the government thinks
these projects should procedd with caution. The key thing is to choose
the site very carefully. Maxbe in Lincoln they have two consider
building on flood plains but need to make is that they have the right
mitigation measures in placd. That is the question that ndeds to
be asked before more homes `re built here on the edge of Scunthorpe.
Andrew Percy is the MP for Brigg and Goole. He joins me now from
Westminster. Will these homds be built?
There is a planning application for 3500. Some residents are contacting
me, angry at this proposal. They need to know what the futurd
modelling is in terms of flood risk. Leaving flood plains alone, or
building new houses for a growing population, what's more important?
You can have a balance of both, it is not a case of always sayhng you
can never build on a flood plain. We have a glut of siding in thhs area.
The Environment Agency has said is modelling did not work as expected.
Now is not the time to procded and the residents in these areas are
quite right to be concerned. The council says it needs to build
3500 homes over four years, where can they do it? This isn't the only
location, there are other shtes which may be appropriate. A lot of
the development we are expecting to come to the area is on the other
side of Scunthorpe. This isn't the only show in town when it comes to
housing. If you are watching this and your
house is a new build in an `rea that gets flooded, people will s`y what
you are saying is sensible, why wasn't it done before?
We inherited these plans from the last Labour council. This government
has tried to tighten up planning policies. MPs are saying we are
never say never. We are sayhng that now is not the time, just after
people have been flooded, to consider putting 3500 houses on to a
flood plain. That seems to be bonkers to me.
The road under one of Lincoln's oldest structures has shut today,
and will remain closed for ` month. The Roman Newport Arch is bding shut
off to traffic to allow for repairs. More than half the stone will have
to be replaced by stonemasons. Some local businesses are worried it will
disrupt trade. We are worried that it will cause a
nuisance, cause disruption to our tourism trade, which is absolutely
critical to the city. Lots of you have contacted ts about
the debate on calls to relax the laws on the use of cannabis.
Humberside's Police and Crile Commissioner Matthew Grove says
those who support legalisathon must be living in "cloud cuckoo land .
But Deputy Prime Minister Nhck Clegg wants a review of Britain's drug
laws. Does anyone seriously think we are
winning the war on drugs whdn more drugs are being put onto thd
marketplace, more youngsters are using drugs at a younger agd. When
criminal organisations around the world of raking in billions of
pounds of illicit profit? Not everyone supports the idea of
legalising cannabis, but many do. Tim says: "Of course it shotld be
legalised. But no politician is brave enough to campaign for it Tax
it to the hilt, like cigarettes and alcohol, and start treating people
like adults." Karen in Cottingham disagreds,
saying: Carol called with her views on
cannabis. She says:
we will be talking about thhs tomorrow lunchtime.
For the first time since thd reign of George V and the Great
Depression, Hull City have reached the FA Cup semi`finals. The Tigers
will play Sheffield United `t Wembley next month, after thrashing
Sunderland in the quarterfinals Fans have spent the day booking
hotels and transport to the capital, and dreaming of FA Cup glorx. Sarah
Corker reports. Bright blue skies set the scene for
a showdown between two teams, both fighting for Premier League
survival, but also dreaming of Cup success. 20,000 fans arrived at the
KC Stadium, all smiles, in the sunshine.
3`0, easy. It was a shaky start. A poor penalty
by Sony Aluko, a missed opportunity. But Hull recovered after thd break.
Captain Curtis Davis heading home. David Meyler soon made it two, in as
many minutes. Then, a messy back pass for Sunderland, the sttff of
nightmares. For Hull, the chance to seal a trip to Wembley for only the
second time in the clubs history. `` club's. 3`0 to Hull.
Cue a pitch invasion. Can they go all the way? All the way, Sheffield
next round, Manchester City. Picking out League One side
Sheffield United next month, in the most unlikely last four.
1930, quite remarkable, the last time in a semifinal. Fans whll hope
we can make it a fantastic occasion, a big Yorkshire derby, at Whndley,
will be terrific. `` Wemblex. These were scenes in March 0930
Hull beating Newcastle, to reach the last four. Back in 1930, King George
was on the throne. The aver`ge cost of a house was ?590. Hull wdre rock
bottom of the Second Division. But the 84`year wait to do it again now
over. I have been following them the 70 years. Football has changed so
much. The money side of it brings better players in, and facilities.
You cannot contrast the conditions from 1930 to what they are now. They
will never have a better opportunity. Sarah is at thd KC
Stadium. Thousands of people will be trying
to get hold of tickets for the semifinal. When will they go on
sale? The club is hoping to have those
tickets on sale by the end of the week. That is still to be
finalised. In terms of numbdrs, up to 35,000 tickets. The match is
expected to be played on either the 12th or 13th of April. The lanager
has said if there are any f`ns at that 1930 semifinal, he will
personally pay for their ticket It is a case of finding them. Ht is
fair to say the trophy cabinet at this stadium is pretty sparse, so if
Howell can beat Sheffield, they will face Arsenal or Wigan in thd final.
There is a sense there is a real opportunity to add to some
silverware, and pop it in that cabinet.
Still ahead tonight: We talk to the family of skier Jade Etherington, as
she picks up her second med`l at the Winter Paralympics.
To get two medals in two races is a great achievement. Hopefullx she
will get some more. Keep the photos coming in, we will
have some more later in the programme. This is the sunsdt at
Brough Haven with the Drax Power Station in the distance. Th`t's from
Steve Wilkinson. Good evening.
What a lovely day yesterday. You reckon you weren't around for Hull
city in 1934, but take a look at this black and white picturd. That
must be the 1950s. That is Lulu That was the fashion them. Xou used
to have a thriving career! H said in that article I wanted you as the
forecaster, what a mistake! Tomorrow will turn sunny but it may
turn grey with some mist and fog and patchy, low cloud. A large `rea of
high pressure should ensure some lovely weather. It has not been fine
everywhere. We have seen a force five north`easterly all day with
temperatures of just seven degrees. The north and West managing double
figures but not as warm as yesterday. Tonight, we may see
further cloud filtering in from the wash. Some fog. With clear periods
leading to a widespread grotnd frost in western areas, down to two
Celsius. So, the sun will rhse in the morning at 6:27am. So, ` Gray 's
start in the morning with p`tchy fog and low cloud. That won't l`st too
long, it will break up and clear, the skies should turn sunny across
all areas. We should see wall`to`wall sunshine in thd West.
Still a cool breeze, in the shade it will feel chilly. In the Sun, 1
Celsius. 11 degrees in Lincoln. Low cloud and fog will be expensive ``
extensive on Wednesday. Then, becoming a writer and reasonably
warm. Let us see there's lapels, that was
fashion! `` those lapels. The Paralympic skier Jade
Etherington is celebrating her second medal at the Winter Games in
Sochi. The 23`year`old from Bourne took bronze in the super`G this
morning, after claiming silver on Saturday. Gemma Dawson watched the
race with her proud sisters in Lincoln.
Jade entering tinsel great Britain. `` Jade Etherington for Gre`t
Britain. The start of her second event in
Sochi. This time, it's women's super G, for Jade and her guide, Caroline.
Back in Lincoln, Jade's sisters nervously watch the competition
Shouting support at the TV, As Jade races towards the finish line. Then,
an even more anxious wait, while the final competitors take to the
course. Around ten minutes later, the results. Jade's team`mate, Kelly
Gallagher, gets gold. And the realisation in Lincoln that their
sister's also won a medal. This is not supposed to be one of
her best disciplines but shd has done amazingly to get two mddals out
of two races. Hopefully she will get some more.
Jade and Caroline have spent months preparing for these Games. Jade is
partially sighted, so relies on Caroline in front to guide her
around the course, shouting instructions through a headset. And
it seems all this training has paid off. Today's bronze is therd second
medal at Sochi. On Saturday, they claimed silver in the women's
downhill. We knew we had to work really hard
in the last few months, keep our focus on what we wanted to do, to
win a medal! And this medal`winning pair will be
back in action here again tomorrow. Hoping for even more success.
She is fantastic. Two medals, in two days, and basing a third tile
tomorrow. And even the Prime Minster has been
congratulating Jade. He twedted her on Saturday, to say well done for
her silver, and again today when she won bronze. Jade races again
tomorrow. Scunthorpe United extended their
unbeaten run to 19 games, btt missed out on the chance to go top of
League Two. The Iron took the lead against Northampton at Glanford
Park, thanks to Niall Canav`n. But the visitors equalised with 25
minutes remaining. Scunthorpe are second, a point behind leaddrs
Chesterfield. And Late Kick Off is on BBC One at
11.20 tonight. In the Super League, there were
mixed results for the two Htll teams. Hull FC dominated thdir
match, with Bradford Bulls winning by 44 points to 16. Jamie Shaul
scored two of the Black and White's eight tries in the match.
Hull KR are still looking for their first win of the season, after
losing 38 to 18 against St Helen's. The scores were level at half time,
but the home side scored five times after the break, to leave the Robins
with one point from four gales. And the Super League Show whll have
all the tries from this weekend That's tonight on BBC One, `t
11.50pm. The glorious weather over the
weekend encouraged many people to get out and about, including more
than a thousand anglers, who descended on East Yorkshire's coast
to take part in one of Europe's biggest fishing competitions.
Organisers say the European Beach Open, which runs from Bridlhngton to
Spurn, brings in ?500,000 to the local economy. Amy Cole reports
Hoping to hook a ?35,000 prhze in Europe's biggest beach fishhng
competition. These anglers had travelled from far and wide, to be
in with a chance. I think it is my 11th year. We come
for the atmosphere, we like to fish, to catch a big fish. It is ly 1 th
year. It was a friend who invited me the first time. We have been coming
ever since. It is a nice atlosphere. We love the fishing.
Whatever the weather, this `nnual event has never kept the fishermen
away, as these images from 2010 prove.
Whether it is rain, sun, sldet or snow. They come over, they spent a
fortune in the shops, the bed`and`breakfast 's. They probably
spend up to half ?1 million. And seeing the benefit of that spend
is this campsite near Withernsea. It has been really good, peopld on the
park. We filled our hire fldet completely. People from Denlark the
Netherlands, coming. The bars have been full.
Elsewhere across the region, the brilliant sunshine encouragdd many
people to get out and about. And it seems our local wildlife was also
basking in the warmer climate. Back at Withernsea, and time for the
weigh`in. But, unfortunatelx, none of the fish were large enough to net
that big prize. But at least the local economy was a winner.
What a lovely day it was yesterday, it cheered everyone up.
Thank you all so free your pictures. Keep your photos coming
in. Let's get a recap of the national
and regional headlines. The search for the missing Lalaysia
Airlines plane is widened. Authorities call it an
"unprecedented mystery." Two women attacked by dogs hn
Lincolnshire, one suffers "life`changing" injuries at this
quarry. The weather, a grey start in places,
though cloud will break to lead a dry and mainly sunny day, top
temperatures up to 11 Celsits. A big response on the subject of
dogs, thanked you for your lessages. Keep them coming in. One vidwer says
it is about time all dogs should wear muscles in public and wary
lead. Lesley agrees, saying every dog should be muzzled, it then
cannot attack anybody or another dog. Tony has e`mailed to sde if you
listen to the kennel club, they don't want any controls. I have a
lovely long`haired German Shepherd always on a, that should be made
law. The rain says no breed of dog can always be classed as safe or
always fishes. It is up to responsible owners to train their
dogs to be safe in the comp`ny. Steve says he believes all dogs
should be heavily licensed `nd kept on leads at all times in public
Finally, another message saxing it's choosing a dog licence will do no
good, neither with having a dog micro`chipped. If the owner doesn't
train the dog, there is a chance any dog could be dangerous.
That's all from us. Joins us again during the Ten O'Clock News.