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early 1990s. That's all from the BBC News at Six. It's goodbye from me.

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On Good evening, and welcome to BBC

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Look North. The headlines tonight: An apology for poor care at a heart

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unit treating children from East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

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I have a sense of profound disappointment and regret that your

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experience was so poor. From the Tour de France, to City of

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Culture. Hopes that big events could bring in ?100 million.

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Keeping the Humber safe. Thd new pilot boat making vessels s`fer on

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the Humber. Bossy.

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The new campaign to ban the word "bossy", because it puts girls off

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from becoming leaders. It has been another glorious day.

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What about the next few days? Join me for a detailed forecast hn a few

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minutes. The head of the hospital whhch

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provides heart surgery for children across East Yorkshire and northern

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Lincolnshire has offered a full apology to families who recdived

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poor care. NHS England has today published two reports into the Leeds

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Heart Unit, following the stspension of surgery there last year. The

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first found the unit is safd. But the second identified a number of

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families who were treated whthout compassion. Our health corrdspondent

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Vicky Johnson reports. Children's heart surgery has been

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suspended in Leeds. When children's heart surgery in

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Leeds was suspended last March, it caused a storm of claims and counter

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claims about death rates and poor care. Today, NHS England has

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released two reports into that closure. The first, which examines

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deaths on the unit over a fhve`year period, found that outcomes were in

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line with other similar units, and that services are safe. But the

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second details shortcomings in the care of 16 families, includhng one

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mother who says she felt prdssured into having an abortion agahnst her

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Muslim beliefs. We are profoundly sorry that we let

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you down. We have a sense of profound disappointment and regret

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that your experience was so poor. Four`year`old Summer, from Hull had

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major heart surgery two years ago. Her father insists they werd shown

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care and compassion at the Leeds unit.

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The nurses came told you wh`t was going on, how it was going to

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happen. They were very nice to us. Even the people in our bays, I never

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heard one bad word against them We are thrilled the unfair `nd

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flawed decision... Surgery had been suspended the very day after

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campaigners had succeeded in getting the high court to overturn `

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decision to close the unit. Today's report makes 35 recommendathons for

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improvement. Many families come to this tnit with

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a positive experience. Much as this is a negative view of the sdrvice,

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we must take heart from the fact most families who come throtgh here

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have a positive experience, it is a safe place.

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These complaints go back to 200 . The most important message for me to

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give is that this centre is safe. The proposal to close speci`list

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units in Leeds and Leicester would mean that local families wotld have

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to travel to Birmingham, London and Newcastle, as the NHS tries to

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concentrate expertise in fewer centres. The long`term future of the

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Leeds unit is still in doubt, despite today's reports.

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Vicky is with me now. What hmpact do these findings have on the bigger

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debate over whether the Leeds unit, and the Leicester unit which is used

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by families in Lincolnshire, should stay open in the future?

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As regards Leeds, the report means the unit can continue with the 00

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operations they undertake every year, for the time being. The

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National review into how to concentrate these centres of

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excellence into fewer areas will continue. Last year, followhng the

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High Court ruling, the revidw has extended to include adult hdart

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surgery as well as children's. There will be a public consultation in

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summer. The results of this review won't be known until next ydar.

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Coming up, committing to thd future: Same`sex couples can registdr to get

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married from today. Lincolnshire's biggest employer has

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announced a major re`organisation, including jobs cuts among sdnior

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managers. Staff at the county council are today being told that

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departments will be restructured, and more services could be

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out`sourced. 25 senior management jobs are to go over the sumler, with

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the possibility of more cuts to follow.

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Everybody knows in any organisation or business, staff cuts `` costs are

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a sizeable part of the budgdt. It is good management to look at this and

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to cut your costs `` cloth accordingly.

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It already employs 15,000 pdople, and generates millions for the local

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economy but, now, tourism bosses in East Yorkshire believe they could be

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on the brink of a real boom. They want to use the years beford Hull

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becomes City of Culture to promote the area, and draw in more visitors

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who are prepared to stay for longer. Ahead of tonight's East Yorkshire

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tourism awards, Crispin Rolfe has been looking at the challenges faced

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by the industry. Yorkshire kick`starts this xear s

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Tour de France. And Hull is UK City of Culture 2017. In between, three

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key years for East Yorkshird's tourist industry to make thd most

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of. Ruth Rowland's hoping to do just that, by expanding her self`catering

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holiday lodge company in Bishop Wilton near Pocklington. Already we

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have had a number of bookings for the Tour de France, we have put in

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cycle racks, cycle encourage cyclists.

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And so does Lisa Rushworth, who owns the village pub, just a few miles

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from a cycling tourist routd. Being the only pub in the vhllage,

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it is a win`win for us. Ruth is kind enough to recommend us. We do really

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well for evening meals and repeat business.

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Currently, it's estimated that tourism accounts for 15,000 jobs in

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East Yorkshire, 3.5 million overnight stays, and 14 million day

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visitors. It's worth ?700 mhllion a year to the local economy, with

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tourism bosses now aiming at increasing that by a 100 million

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over the next three years. That is the challenge not only for

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us, but the 1800 businesses that work within the visitor economy at

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the minute. Helping them to rise to that

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challenge, are new promotions in London's Metro newspaper and Time

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Out. But can Hull and East Xorkshire truly rival Britain's premidr

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holiday destinations? I havd been to Hull... No, I wouldn't go through

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choice. We have done in the past. We enjoy it. But, no, today, wd like

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London. Have you heard of a place called hole? No. Either way, it is a

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challenge to get people to stay overnight. Because they will pay

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five times more into the Yorkshire economy. Tonight, industry `wards in

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Bridlington. But tomorrow, ` challenge for the industry `nd

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businesses like Ruth's, to lake the most of three years in the

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spotlight, and secure millions more from overnight stays.

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I've been speaking to James Beresford who's the head of Visit

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England. He'll be at the aw`rds ceremony tonight. I asked hhm how

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Hull and East Yorkshire can make the most of the City of Culture title?

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It is a brilliant accolade to have for Hull and East Yorkshire, a

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target to aim for. One of the great things about receiving such an

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accolade is it is that targdt, and the businesses, local authorities,

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and the people here can focts on delivering what has to be a terrific

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occasion. And I know they whll. How do we get these 14 million day

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visitors to stay overnight? What do we say to them? It is a tricky line

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to tell people. Because Hull and East Yorkshire is an accesshble

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place to get to and from. The trick is to sell to those visitors who are

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coming on a daily basis to say to them, if you spend more timd here,

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you will relax, you will enjoy more. There is so much to do and see.

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There really is. I look at Hull and East Yorkshire and it is a

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destination in England of htge potential. Are we up there, can we

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rival the likes of the Lake District? There is some way to go.

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Those are destinations that have been established as visitor

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destinations for years. Whilst I am very confident that tourism will

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still thrive in those established areas, it is areas like these were

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the potential sets, for us to grow tourism. So, why not? That `ccolade

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of 2017, capital of culture for Hull and East Yorkshire really ghves

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something for people to set their sights on. I would be very confident

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as chief executive of the n`tional tourist board we can get behind the

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efforts of folks in this part of the world and transform it. Will you be

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booking a city break and st`ying overnight in hole? I know this area

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quite well already, I have visited here many a time. I love thd

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villagers, the towns and city. Yes, absolutely, I will. I will make

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sure I spend a full weekend in the lead up and during 2017.

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What do you think about this story. Adverts in London trying to attract

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visitors to Hull for a city break and to bring ?100 million in revenue

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to the region. What particularly do Hull and East Yorkshire need to do

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to get visitors in from London and the south east?

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What have we got to tempt pdople? Your thoughts on this one,

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particularly if you are in the tourism industry.

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Block paving put down as part of the ?6 million revamp of Grimsbx town

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centre will have to be taken up and re`laid. North East Lincolnshire

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Council has confirmed that "there is a problem" with a section of paving

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which has been breaking up. It will now be looked at by contractors

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New pool`side flooring is to be laid at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre,

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following safety concerns. Tests have been carried out, after

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complaints from people who'd fallen. The leisure centre will be closed

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for two weeks, while the work takes place.

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Plans for 970 new homes in Louth have been rejected. East Lindsey

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District Council's planning committee voted unanimously against

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the scheme, which also incltded a school and community buildings. The

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new homes on a 150 acres of agricultural land would havd

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increased the town's population by more than 10%.

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I am really pleased, 970 holes is to many, like tacking on anothdr town.

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I don't want to see the toilet `` the town spoilt. We are at

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capacity. Do you envisage an appeal? Too early to say. We need to think

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through the debate and see what the options are. An appeal is an option.

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Still ahead tonight: The tiny vessel making huge ships safer on the

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Humber. Girls are less interested in

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leadership than boys. Because they are worried about being called

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bossy. The online campaign to ban the word

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"bossy", because it puts girls off from becoming

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This sunset was taken from South Ferriby, by

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Time now for the weather with Paul Hudson. There are two weeks of

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sunshine I read in the newspaper. Stick to the professionals!

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If Alex coming in! The headline it has been a beautiful day today.

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Tomorrow will be fine with sunshine once any fog clears. Some fog could

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be dense in places. High prdssure is generally in charge.

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A week where the front won't make it across as. The weekend is pretty

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good. Breezy, but a fine wedkend. A lovely afternoon it has been, 1

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Celsius. A beautiful, clear evening. Overnight, we will see Mr

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and fog developing, some face `` C fog. Not as cold as it has been on

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previous nights, lowest temperatures around three Celsius. Enough for a

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ground frost in places. The sun will rise in the morning at around

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6:20am. A great start in pl`ces Take care on the roads. `` ` grey

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start. A fine day in prospect. Let us look at the temperatures. A

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lovely day. 14 Celsius. Nothceably milder along the coast. We lose that

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easterly breeze. The weekend is looking drive. Variable amotnts of

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cloud. Some sunshine, the bdst of the sunny skies on Sunday.

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Wouldn't it be nice to play golf all day tomorrow? Funny you shotld say

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that! A same`sex couple from Hull will

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become amongst the first to get married, when gay weddings become

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legal later this month. Tod`y, Jenna Middleton and Sammy Spence were able

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to register their intention to marry on March 29th. They say thex want a

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marriage rather than a civil partnership, so they can have the

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same rights as any other cotple Amy Cole reports.

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When it was a busy fishing port marriage in Hull was about len going

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to sea, and women staying at home. But, over the years, fleets have

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left the city's docks, and larriage is about to become more than just

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something for men and women. Today, the stepdaughter of one trawlerman,

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and her girlfriend have gond, to the Guildhall to formally give notice of

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their wedding in just over two week's time. Did you want m`tching

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rings? Yes. Up until now, couples like Jenna and

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Sammy have been able to become civil partners, bringing them simhlar

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rights, but not the right to say they're married. For them, ht's

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about equality. It is the principle of the latter,

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men and women have that right, so why can't we? We are basically

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saying we are equal to them. Wedding history was last made in

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Hull when a bachelor and a spinster tied the knot in 1837.

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Marriage at the moment is rdferred to as the union of one man `nd one

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woman. After the changes, it will be the union of two people.

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There was significant opposhtion to the new law from some MPs and

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churches. Jenna and Sammy s`y it's partly for the rights that have been

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won that they will say their vows a week on Saturday.

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All the very best to them. This is another story we'd like your

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thoughts on. Is it right th`t same`sex couples who want to get

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married will legally be allowed to at the end the month? While those in

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civil partnerships can't? Thanks to everyone who's got in

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touch with us about concerns over the safety of e`cigarettes. They

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mimic the effects of real cigarettes, without some of the

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toxic substances. But health professionals in Hull say the

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long`term effects are unknown, and people that use them could be taking

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in dangerous quantities of nicotine. Keith says, my wife uses thdse.

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Newcastle United manager Al`n Pardew says he's contacted Hull City to

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apologise for head`butting David Meyler during the game betwden the

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sides at the KC Stadium. Thhs week, Pardew received a seven`match

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touchline ban from the FA, following the incident. He says he's sorry,

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and accepts that the player did nothing wrong.

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I sent a letter to Steve to say there was no animosity on mx side

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towards David, to say sorry basically for the incident that

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happened. I deeply regret it. Their role guiding ships into the

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Humber has been established over decades. And, today, a new vessel

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was added to the fleet of the Humber pilots. The Humber Jupiter, launched

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by ABP, will transport pilots to and from ships, helping others navigate

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the treacherous tides of thd estuary. Jill Archbold reports.

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The planet is fifth in order from the sun. So it's fitting thhs

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Jupiter is the fifth to join the fleet of vessels which help ships

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navigate the Humber. I am pleased to name this btstle

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Humber Jupiter `` vessel. Her price tag is ?1 million. But,

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for the crew who will be drhving ten miles out into the North Se`, having

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the latest equipment is priceless. The seas can become quite rough you

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can imagine it is quite a slall boat going out to these ships. The

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conditions we have two ensure, you can resemble it to being in a

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washing machine. Similar on`board technology has proved life`saving.

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In February, sister vessel the Humber Mercury answered a dhstress

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call, and saved a man who h`d fallen overboard.

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The thought we saved somebody's life, that is on a different level.

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The crew members and the pilot who said that man's life can fedl very

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proud. You don't have to go far to see evidence of this.

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It is the modernisation of the fleet that ABP says is vital to attract

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trade. A modern fleet of pilot vessels are fundamental to what we

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do. If we cannot get the pilots safely to the ships, ships cannot

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come in, and the Humber ports will fail to flourish. And, as "the

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tradesman" sails by, a reminder of the important role the Humbdr pilots

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play, steering trade towards Hull. Beyonce and Posh Spice want the word

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banned, and politicians say it's damaging to women's confidence.

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They're talking about the word "bossy". A new video campaign says

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strong women should be calldd confident and ambitious, rather than

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being labelled in this way. In a moment, we'll be hearing from a

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Yorkshire businesswoman who's proud to be called "bossy". But, first,

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Sarah Corker has been finding out whether there's any support for the

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ban. whether there's any support for the

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Stubborn. Pushy. Bossy. Frol politicians to pop stars, united in

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their campaign to get this word banished. A word which stops

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schoolgirls seeing themselvds as leaders. The word first appdared in

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the dictionary in 1882. Then, mentioning NIDA `` a lady m`nager

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who was dreadfully bossy. So, our women confident and assertive or

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bossy? You are the boss, ard you bossy? I am not bossy. She hs not

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bossy at all. You have to bd bossy. You are happy about that? Ltcy

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Beaumont may be confident on stage but she says she is no leaddr. I

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like to be called bossy. My mum has, actually. Apart from that, I am

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not like that. I am not somdbody who wants to tell people what to do

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Teenagers at this school sahd it can be a con ferment. I like to leave

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but I don't consider myself bossy. My mum is bossy but she is ` good

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mum. I don't think we should ban the word, bossy, but it is used about

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women who tend to be strong and assertive. The campaign may be

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backed by celebrities but m`ny said here they are bossy and protd of it.

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Earlier, I spoke to the forler runner`up of The Apprentice, Claire

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Young, and asked her whether the word "bossy" should be banndd?

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The word, bossy, should be banned. It is ridiculous to suggest banning

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a word at all but I am proud to be defined as a bossy female,

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particularly working with ghrls in schools. It is good to have an

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opinion and be assertive. The head of Facebook says it is disp`raging

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to women. It has had great headlines today in the campaign. I don't think

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it will stick. Parents and teachers will be shaking their heads saying

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we need our girls to be bossy. A woman is bossy, a man is called

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assertive. It's not flatterhng. They do call me bossy. It is an old way.

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If women are assertive and confident, that is what it comes

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down to, people will say yot are bossy. It is an old`fashiondd way.

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What they are saying is in this campaign, this is putting off one in

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putting themselves forward for leadership roles. I do not

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understand the article. I encourage the young ladies I worked whth to be

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assertive and confident, and if that labels them to be bossy, I want them

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to be proud. I don't understand the rationale behind the campaign. When

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they told me you were coming in I said, that bossy so and so, that is

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all I need. I take it as a compliment. It means you have a

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sense of opinion and you ard not frightened to say it. That hs a big

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thing for girls, having the confidence to speak up.

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Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines.

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A former News Of The World journalist claims it was Prhncess

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Diana who leaked a confidential royal phone book, to try to "take

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on" Prince Charles. The head of the hospital whhch

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provides heart surgery for children across East Yorkshire and northern

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Lincolnshire apologises to families who received poor care at the unit.

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Tomorrow: Mist and fog clearing then dry and bright, with good

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spells of sunshine, top temperature 14 Celsius. A moderate south`west

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wind. There are rather as tourism awards

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tonight being held in Bridlhngton. We were talking about how to get

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people to stay in this area. Colin in Doncaster says, when there are

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decent hotels, people will come My last visit was awful. I comd to

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Yorkshire three times a year, I stay in Flamborough near Bridlington and

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I am from near Norwich. Mattie says, people will notice nothing but

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pawnbrokers. Another viewer says I don't know why people aren't

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queueing up to have a holid`y here. James says, you must be jokhng, even

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people in Hull don't want to go out, they go to Leeds. Anna says it is a

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nice city with warm and fridndly people.

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That's all from us. Join us again during the Ten O'Clock News.

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Goodbye.

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