31/03/2014 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight:

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Accused of trying to abduct their own children now one Lincolnshire

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couple says they'll fight to get them out of care They're designed to

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protect crops, but some residents want bird scarers banned.

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Basically, they sound like a war zone. They wake us up early.

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Hundreds turn out to welcome the country's most successful Winter

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Paralympian back to her home town. I'm in Bourne where people across

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the town have been celebrating Jade Etherington's success.

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I never change that snappy, that nappy changed me. `` nappy.

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And comedian Jason Manford is left with a ?3,500 bar bill after a gig

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in Lincoln. Don't forget the forecast that

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follows. A couple from Lincolnshire accused

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of conspiring to abduct their own children say they're terrified they

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will never see them again. The couple who can't be named had their

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children taken into care a year ago, but claim they did nothing wrong. Of

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the 37 cases of adoption in the county last year, only two were

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carried with parental permission. They face losing their two youngest

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to adoption. Tonight one MP has told Look North that major changes are

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needed to make the system fairer. Sarah Corker reports The Midlands MP

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John Hemming who runs the Justice for Families Campaign Group told me

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social workers were under increasing scrutiny after high several

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high`profile cases. A garage full of toys, but no

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children to play with them. It is almost a year since this couple's

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five children were taken into care. The mother says they were told by

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social services it was to protect them from future risk of emotional

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harm. We have changed their voices to protect their children's

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identity. It is hard and painful. I cannot sleep. I am not allowed to

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have any contact with my children. It is very hard, that I have to keep

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fighting. Your eldest son told the school that he had been hit. Did you

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hit him? No. I never hit my children. In April 2013, the

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children were taken into care. The couple told me that a court ruled

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that the two youngest children should be put up for adoption.

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Earlier this month, both parents were arrested on conspiracy charges.

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The council says any decision to put a child into care is made with the

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best interests of that child in mind. Ultimately, it is a decision

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for the courts to make, and one that is not taken lightly. There has been

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increasing pressure on social workers since the death of baby P in

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2008. Local authorities accused of not acting quickly enough. One MP

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says that the system has become so unfair that parents may have their

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children taken of them and they should leave the country to avoid

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social services. The iMac cannot imagine it is happening in a western

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country. Campaigners have raised it in the

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European Parliament. So many failed, they have betrayed and mistreated

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them, they have given them grief. Cases like this are held in family

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courts behind closed doors. This family say they struggle to

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understand the system. It has destroyed the life of my children.

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Did you try to kidnap them? No. We have never tried doing that. They

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have been released on bail until May and the couple told me they do not

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know if or when they will see their three sonss again.

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Sarah mentioned John hemming there. He told me that social workers were

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under increasing scrutiny after several high`profile cases. I think

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they are under pressure from Government to do the wrong thing.

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Because the courts rely on evidence that is a opinion from the social

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workers employed by the local authority and I know of at least one

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case where a social worker who recommended that a child be returned

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to its parents was actually fired because she had been told not to

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send the baby home. That is why it tends to be wrong. There have been

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some high profile cases recently, not least that of baby Peter, isn't

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this situation inevitable with the pressure social workers have been

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under? ? You have recently said that people who find themselves at the

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centre of these cases to take their children abroad. Is that a

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responsible attitude for a Member of Parliament to take? It depends on

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the circumstances. In a case where it is lawful to leave the country, I

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know I'm since a baby was born in Spain a week before where somebody

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had left because she faced proceedings here. I think the baby

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will probably end up safe in the long term. There was a South Korean

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couple who were arrested two weeks ago, they were leaving Wales and

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trying to get back to South Korea. You think the system acts against

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parents because the hearings take place in secret, surely everything

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has to be done that can be done to protect the children? You have to

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get the balance right. Wrongful intervention is damaging to their

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children, too. Every change causes psychological damage. But there are

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simple things, if somebody wants to petition the European Parliament,

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they should not be punished. It is their right to complain to

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politicians. Very briefly, what changes would you like to see which

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would stop children being wrongly adopted? There needs to be a quality

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of scrutiny in the courts and the evidence has to be done by

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independent people, not people who are instructed to say, your answer

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is to be guest. Thank you very much. In a moment: Making history ` the

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record which has finally been broken after more than a 125 years.

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Gas`powered cannons, used to scare birds from farm land, should be

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banned according to campaigners. There's been an increase in the

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number of complaints about devices which local residents say are

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disturbing the peace near farms in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. But

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farmers say they're a vital tool to keep hungry birds away from their

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crops. Our rural affairs correspondent reports.

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Noisy but effective. Farmers say they are essential to protect young

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crops. For David and his wife, they are causing a headache, literally.

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They moved to Lincolnshire for a peaceful retirement. It sounds like

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bombs going off, they sound like a warzone. It sounds like they're

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coming at you from every which way. They wake us up early, because they

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are setting off at the moment from 5:30am onwards. In the garden, you

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want tranquil conditions. It can be quite disturbing. The NFU has a code

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of practice that says farmers should not use them before 6am or after

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10pm. They should place them than 200 metres from sensitive buildings.

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They should consider that noise travels further downwind. But they

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say in the countryside, what comes first is crops, not quiet. The

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countryside is a workplace for the farmers, a farmer's field is no

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difference to an industrial unit, it is a manufacturing area, so people

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that live in the countryside need to be sympathetic to why farmers are

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doing this. But farmers need to be sympathetic to local residents. It

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is important that people that live in the countryside get on.

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There are online campaigns dedicated to getting the loudest ones banned.

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Councils have received at least 170 complaints last year, some are

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seeing a big increase in letters about Hamas' use of these devices.

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They don't want to play the game. `` farmers' . We can put an abatement

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on them. In the fullness of time, we could take court action, we don't

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want to do that. The only way of controlling it is to implement a

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total ban on them. The Code of Conduct is not working. Date would

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like to see other types of bird scares take prominence. Farmers

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insist that the countryside is for food production, not peace and

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quiet. `` David. What do you think about this story?

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Should farmers be allowed to use this type of bird scarer or should

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people who live in the countryside be entitled to peace and quiet?

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A 23`year`old man has been sentenced to a minimum of ten years for

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attacking a man with a hammer outside a nightclub. The man who was

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21 was hit on the head during a night out. Chris Bradley from

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Lincoln was attempted murder.

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Three inmates have been cleared of holding a prison officer hostage at

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Full Sutton Prison near Pocklington in East Yorkshire. Feroz Khan, Fuad

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Awale and David Watson were found not guilty of holding Richard

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Thompson against his will in May 2013. However, Khan and Awale were

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found guilty of threatening to kill the officer, and will be sentenced

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next week. Council tenants in North

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Lincolnshire, forced out of their houses by December's flooding, have

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started to return home. On Friday, the Environment Agency held a

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meeting with local authorities to discuss how best to protect the area

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from future tidal surges. The Head of Housing in North Lincolnshire

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says many tenants are choosing to stay in the temporary accommodation

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they were moved to. Have have moved out of their homes, the other half

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have stayed. It could be more suitable for their time in life to

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actually move to that accommodation. Humberside Police are appealing for

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witnesses after a woman was killed in a car accident. They were called

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at four`o`clock yesterday morning and found a Blue Ford KA car had

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left the road near Woodmansey. The 19`year`old driver, who was from

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Beverley, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Scandinavian Airlines have begun operating flights between Copenhagen

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and Leeds Bradford Airport, just days after the same route was

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scrapped from Humberside Airport. When the route into Humberside was

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launched, those involved believed one of the main areas of trade would

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be the renewables industry. The airline said disappointing passenger

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numbers meant the route was stopped after just six months.

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Network Rail has announced its investing ?89 million pounds in

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North Lincolnshire over the next five years. The money will go

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towards work, including the modernisation of signalling systems

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and upgrading trains. The company hope the funding will also help

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support growth at the Port of Immingham and encourage further

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business activity. She is the most successful British

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woman in Winter Paralympic history and this afternoon Jade Etherington

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has been welcomed back to her hometown in Lincolnshire.

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Visually`impaired skier Jade won four medals at the Sochi games

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earlier this month. Gemma Dawson is live in Bourne tonight where Jade

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has been given the freedom of the town. How many people came out to

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welcome her? 200 people turned up to see Jade and acts are some questions

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and touch those famous for metals. Arriving in style, Lincolnshire's

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Paralympian back at her old school to show off her medals. It is great

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to see everyone. It reminds me how far I have come. From being here and

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started skiing when I was at school and I would tell people and they did

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not know what I was talking about and now coming back, it is really

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fun. For these students, a chance to chat to her about her recent

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success. Is who has been behind her from the start. It is nice to have

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her back. Everyone is excited as she is one of ours. She spent months

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preparing for the Paralympics with her guide, Caroline. She is visually

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impaired so relies on Caroline to guide her around the course. All

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this training paid off. In such is the Mothercare one for metals. ``

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Sochi, the pair won four medals. I'm very proud. She's not the only

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one. In Bourne, 200 people gathered to greet Jade. To think we have such

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talent in our area is brilliant. She has done us proud. It brings a lump

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to your throat. When you see her, and how nicely she speaks for young

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girl. Everyone was so excited to see me and see the medals and gets to

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tax them. `` and get to touch them. Then inside for a reception. First

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time it has been done, wow, I feel very honoured. There are more

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celebrations to come with an open top bus tour on Friday. As you can

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see, it has been a busy day. She says she just wants a holiday. I

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spoke to her later in the afternoon and asked her what she would do

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next. It is a big decision for Jade, we

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will have to wait and see what she has decided to do.

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will have to wait and see what she The comedian who bought a round for

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his audience after turning up late to the gig. A huge cheer went up,

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but a lot of us were just saying, is this one of his jokes?

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We still have the Jason Manford story to come. He paid ?3500 for

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that bill. Paul bought a round of drinks for his loyal readers, that

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is ?4 73 you will never get back. You still only for that cup of tea.

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`` only. High air pollution warning today.

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They'll continue to be bad tomorrow. Weather`wise, a grey start, it will

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turn brighter later. It is a stagnant setup and some will have

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noticed some Saharan dust on your car bonnets, and that is that the

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dust has come from North Africa. It is all happening. It is fine out

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there at the moment. Most of us have seen brightness. We are looking to

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the South West, there is an active weather front. We will have rain

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later tonight. The showery outbreaks of rain push North eastwards, there

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could be a clap of thunder, but it won't but down too much rain. Lowest

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temperatures coming in at seven or eight Celsius. Eight Celsius is 46

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Fahrenheit. The sun will rise in the morning at around 638 am.

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It is a grey, damp start. There will be low cloud, mist and fog, the

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weather front will move, some patchy rain for East Yorkshire at first,

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skies will slowly brighten. Many parts will be dry with some

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sunshine. The breeze will just be light and variable. It will just be

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light and variable. It'll feel quite pleasant want it right up. `` once.

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Similar on Wednesday, a a lot of low cloud at first. It may be reluctant

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to clear in places. `` a lot. There's a lead into Friday morning,

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some patchy rain. What is that tie all about? That is

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Paisley, I am told it is very stylish. The producer says that he

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is parents has some `` had someone `` had some wallpaper like that!

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It's a record which has stood since 1888, but this weekend Russ Wilcox

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broke the longest unbeaten run for a new manager. His Scunthorpe United

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side have gone 24 matches since they last lost a game which has propelled

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them into second place in League Two. Now, Wilcox says they have to

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finish the job with promotion from League Two. Our sports reporter

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Simon Clark has been speaking to him.

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It was a time when Victoria was on the throne and Marquess of Salisbury

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was Prime Minister. This was the first recoding on film ` a scene in

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Leeds and the all`England tennis club was born at Wimbledon. ``

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recording. So to the Football League whose first champions, Preston North

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End had gone the entire season unbeaten, 23 matches. Their manager

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had ridden his way into history. The mac know quite a few years where he

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was very successful with Preston. He introduced the first team talks, he

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really prepared the teams he had. He was strategic, he was the first kind

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of manager who would use a blackboard to prepare his side and

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he was successful for a long time. That was until this man, Russ

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Wilcox, broke the record, 24 matches unbeaten since he became manager. It

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is an amazing achievement. For everybody involved, it is the full

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group, it is myself and my staff and the players and everyone associated

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with the club. Exciting times, we now have to finish the job. Wilcox

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record stacks against illustrious managers. Alex Ferguson lost his

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first game at Manchester United en`route to 38 titles. Brian Clough

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lost his second Nottingham Forest game to Hull City yet still won 11

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competitions including two European Cups. And Jose Mourinho lost his

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ninth Chelsea game on his way to six trophies. Hard work is the key.

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Quality in the group and if we work hard and stay together like we have

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done organised, disciplined, there is quality there. It is a positive

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time. This is how the league table looks today and the tantalising

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prospect of promotion looms ever nearer Glanford Park.

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Hull KR achieved their first Silly mistakes were responsible for

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Hull City's defeat at the weekend, that's according to manager Steve

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Bruce. The Tigers lost 1`0 away to Stoke with Peter Odemwingie scoring

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the only goal in the second half. It means Hull have taken just three

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points from the past 15 and are now four places above the relegation

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zone. Hull KR achieved their first

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back`to`back wins of the season, when they thrashed Wakefield

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yesterday. This was the Robins' first try which was scored by

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Neville Costigan. They went on to score seven more to beat the

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Wildcats 44`6. It leaves them tenth in the Super League.

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We've had a big response to the story that Hull could soon feature

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in a television programme about life on benefits. Channel five says it's

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chosen to feature Hull as one of several locations in the UK, but

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there are fears it could tarnish the city's reputation. Big response on

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this one. Sue in Hull sent this by text: "I am sick of southerners

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trying to put Hull down. Everywhere in the country has deprived areas.

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Why are ours always highlighted by narrow`minded snobs?" Simon in

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Driffield sent this: "Channel five can get lost. Why do the

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London`based media have such a low opinion of Hull when others,

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including big, worldwide businesses, obviously disagree?" Simon referring

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to Siemens there. But Michelle from Hull disagrees. She says: "A show

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like this would show how much we have achieved as a city. From a low

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start to City of Culture. It may not be pretty, but it is Hull. Be

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proud." An agricultural college in East

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Yorkshire opened its gates to thousands of visitors yesterday.

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Bishop Burton College welcomed 6,500 people to see new`born lambs on its

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working farm. College staff say it's a good opportunity for young farmers

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to demonstrate their skills. We're behind closed gates for a lot of the

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year, so it is nice to open up and let people see what we cover here.

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Today is all about farming, it is great that people can come and see

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what farming is about. I'm sure you had a good day there if you went.

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The comedian Jason Manford has been left with a bar bill of ?3,000 after

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promising to buy an entire audience a drink. He realised he was running

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40 minutes late for the sell`out show in Lincoln at the weekend so

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offered to pick up the tab as an apology. Jessica Lane has more. I

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never changed so that nappy, it's changed me. Have you heard the one

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about the comedian who bought his Hull audience a drink? Well, it's no

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joke. Although, on Saturday night, many thought it might be. Huge cheer

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went up, but a lot of us thought, is this one of his jokes? But it

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wasn't. Thank you, Jason. It showed respect for his followers and I

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think that is the biggest thing. Jason Manford had already performed

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here on Friday night. Then he went home to see his family in

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Manchester, which is what made him 40 minutes late. So he phoned to

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apologise and make the offer to buy everyone a drink. The comedian

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posted a picture of all the drink receipts on Twitter and said the

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pricy round seemed like a good idea when he made the offer. But staff at

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the Engine Shed have decided to give him a discount. We couldn't believe

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it, it is the first time someone has done that. We matched his generosity

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by reducing the bill by quite a significant amount. ?3000 he will

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pay. It may have ended up costing him, it was not just his jokes that

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left a smile on the faces of the 835 people in the audience.

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Eye would love to know what his fears.

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Scientists warn that crops motor health and homes will be threatened

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by global warming. A couple accused of attempting to abduct their own

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children say they will fight to get them out of care.

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Tomorrow's weather ` a grey and damp start with mist and fog, but it will

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slowly brighten up with sunny spells and just a small chance of a shower.

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Top temperature 14 Celsius. `` 16 Celsius.

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We were talking about bird scariness. Roger says I feel

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unsympathetic to the folks complaining about scare is, if you

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decide to live next to farms, you can expect all the things that come

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with rural life. They were the usual comments saying it is the country,

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what do you expect? If these viewers had to listen to

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the equivalent of a firework display every few minutes all day, every

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day, from 5:30am till dusk, would they be happy to put up with that?

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The countryside looks as good as it does as a consequence of the

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farmers' efforts, it is not some escape to the country fantasy.

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It is a working environment in which sites and sounds need to be

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accepted. Tony says that the bird scares would

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be fine if they were used just in how was daylight. The one behind us

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goes off all night. Thank you for those.

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Join us on the radio tomorrow if you can. Have a nice evening. See you

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tomorrow.

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