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pollution levels will be that little bit lower. Thank you.
I don't think ?10 per day whll stop these guys wanting to come over
It's to close after just 18 months but there's a promise education at
this Hull school won't be dhsrupted. Landmarks from the Cold War ` the
campaign to save this uniqud radar station.
From clingfilmed cars to chhldren's pranks ` we find out what you've
fallen for this April Fool's Day. I swapped sugar for salt.
From today it costs foreign lorries ?10 a day to use British ro`ds, but
many hauliers said the government had not gone far enough. Already
several fines have been handed out to drivers leaving Imminghal docks.
However critics say more nedds to be done to help British haulagd
companies compete against foreign firms. Your operator should have
paid a road user levy. And forcing new regulators `` regulations. It
was the day new charges camd in for overseas drivers using Brithsh
roads. The levy is paid by British and overseas lorry drivers, costing
?10 per day up to a maximum of 1000 per year. British drivers c`n claim
that money back. It will be knocked off their road tax. I think it will
level the playing fields for those coming into the country not
contributing to the road maintenance, and I am pleasdd the
government has managed to introduce this 12 months sooner than what was
thought possible. Among those caught today were British drivers working
for foreign companies. In this case, the Dutch firm had paid too little
for the size of the lorry. We knew it was coming. It was only because I
spoke to drivers from anothdr company that I knew it
today, because there has bedn nothing advertised about whdn it
would start. For foreign drhvers, anyway. They have now been forced to
return to Holland with a ?300 fine. One hauliers says it does not go far
enough, pointing out that m`ny drivers save hundreds of potnds by
filling up with cheaper diesel on the continent. When you are looking
at ?200 per week difference in diesel cost before you look at
anything else, adapting ?10 per day is really going to stop these guys
wanting to come over. A simhlar feeling at this Lincolnshird
truckstop. We have to pay c`r tax, road tax, look how much it hs for
our companies. I agree with it. You have to pay over there, you have to
pay over here. The horse has gone, they are trying to shut the stable
door. 20 years ago in this country, compared to now... Back in
Immingham, other problems wdre being found. This is the first foreign
lorry found not to have paid any of the new HGV levy. As part of the
checks, they found it was completely unsafe for the road. The bald tyre,
breaks that don't work and ` driver that has not had any rest for ten
days. What do you think abott all this? Tonight, his lorry is
impounded with fines of ?800. Strict enforcement will continue ndar the
port. Paul Watters from the AA said he was in favour of the new charge
for foreign lorry drivers. Ht is a good idea because it will ldvel the
playing field. Our drivers pay on the continent with the use large
vehicles so it makes sense to have an even playing field. How will the
charge for foreign lorries lake it fairer for British hauliers if the
amount is so low? Certainly it is a small amount but it is a stdpping
stone. At least they feel at last there is a system in place that can
be applied as necessary, so I think it helps. It is a stepping stone but
we would not want to necess`rily impose that charge at a high level
to start with. The hauliers say the charge does not go far enough and it
should be higher. If a Brithsh hauliers to France, E pays ?100 per
day. Macro yellow `` it is small fry in terms of revenue but it hs the
principal at this stage. Thd principle the government is willing
to adopt this system and it can consider it in the future when it
looks at the tariffs it is charging. Is this the thin end of the wedge?
Can you see more and more vdhicle levies in this country, not just for
lorries but the cars as well? We are always fearful of new chargds coming
in. We can directly charge road users, we are seeing new systems
coming in. Highways agency has technology to impose charging at
certain points in the network if it chooses so we have to be watchful of
what is coming along in the future, bearing in mind there is a general
election next year, we know the government is not going to hntroduce
charges this time, but what happens next time there is an electhon?
Should the lorry charges `` drivers be thankful and get on with it?
Foreign lorry drivers should pay their fair share for the dalage they
cause to the roads at the mdre mint, they are not paying fuel duty. They
are damaging our roads, of course? Undoubtedly, a lorry causes a lot
more wear and tear than a c`r. Thank you very much. Let us know what you
think about this. Do you thhnk the new rules go far enough, at ?10 per
day for a lorry in this country Do you think more needs to be done
In a moment, signs of improvement ` but the ambulance service for
Lincolnshire fails to meets its targets again.
Parents and pupils at a Hull school which is to close less than two
years after opening have met education officials this afternoon
to discuss their future. Hull Studio School opened in September 2012 with
the aim of teaching youngstdrs about the world of business. It whll shut
in August after failing to `ttract enough pupils. Gemma Dawson reports.
For some students, this opportunity is really exciting. It opendd less
than two years ago promising a new type of education, focusing on
business and enterprise. But now some students are having to find new
places to study. Adam joined the school in September and is
disappointed it is now closhng because of a lack of students. The
reactions are mixed between the students. People are saying they saw
it coming, they are not surprised, other people have been shot.
Teachers have to find anothdr job. The overall reaction has bedn that
this was going to happen. `` have been shocked. The Hull studho school
is sponsored by Hull collegd but it is run by a charity. Studio schools
were a new concept in education that started in 2010. They are a type of
Academy for pupils aged between 14`19, combining practical skills in
the workplace with traditional academic and vocational studies No
one from the school has been available for interview, but earlier
I spoke to councillor Rosie Nicola, who is trying to reassure p`rents.
We have a statutory duty to make sure that children up to 18 have an
educational place or are in training, so we will be makhng sure
that children looking for places once the studio school closds at the
end of this academic year whll be going to school in September in this
city. So students here are now being offered support to help thel make a
decision about where to go next to continue their education.
Gemma Dawson is outside the school this evening. What have pardnts and
pupils been told? This afternoon, parents and pupils met with the team
at the Hull studio school to discuss what happens next. In a statement
tonight, they say they will support every young person to achieve in
this academic year and ensure the smooth transition to a new provider.
Hull City Council's admissions team were at the meeting, offering
students and vice about where they could go next. They think m`ny will
choose to go to Hull collegd, but that is a decision for parents and
pupils in the coming weeks. A man has died after his car
collided with a lorry on thd A1 4 in East Yorkshire. It happened in
Willerby this morning, closhng the road for several hours. Polhce have
named the man who died as 31`year`old Simon Kirkman. Families
living near an East Yorkshire church have been told they won't h`ve to
pay for repairs to the building Under an agent law dating b`ck to
Henry VIII, the villagers wdre responsible for playing `` paying
for the upkeep, but now the right to claim the money has been revoked.
From today, people across E`st Yorkshire and Lincolnshire `ffected
by flooding after December's tidal surge will be able to apply for
grants of up to ?5,000. The money is to be used to protect homes and
businesses from future flooding Some parts of the country,
particularly where we have the December flooding on the east coast,
where people are back in thdir homes already, we are looking at ways that
the local authorities can bd flexible to help them be rehmbursed
for any costs they might have incurred to do this sort of work.
The ambulance service which covers Lincolnshire has again faildd to
meet its targets. The East Lidlands Ambulance Service was fined more
than ?3 million last year bdcause not enough patients had been reached
inside the recommended time. Our health correspondent Vicky Johnson
is here. Is there any sign of improvement in the latest fhgures?
Definitely signs of improvelent but the picture is still a little
patchy, shall we say. The l`test figures show that they have reached
their target of getting ambtlances to 95% of patients within 18 minutes
for the trust as a whole. However, Lincolnshire narrowly missed that,
at 94.5%. For the most serious life`threatening calls, thex are
supposed to get to 75% of those within eight minutes. The trust
failed as a whole, but curiously, considering its rule nature,
Lincolnshire achieve that t`rget. Earlier today, the chief exdcutive
of the trust spoke to radio Lincolnshire about their
improvements. A significant improvement for us. Clearly, this is
early days but it is very good to be looking at those figures now and we
are starting to see improvelents. These targets are a basic
requirement. Why have they failed to meet them? They would say it is the
size of the region, the road network and the sheer increase in the volume
of calls they are receiving. Remember, out of ten and lives
trusts, they were one of only two to fail to meet the targets. They have
been fined millions in the past but there have been improvements. They
say that actually it is increasingly important that different arls of the
health service work together to reduce the number of urgent calls.
We spoke to Doctor Yvonne Owen, who is with the East Lincolnshire
clinical commissioning group. In particular, the frail and the
elderly people, people who have got long`term conditions, rather than
waiting until they are really poorly and they need a 999 responsd to be
whisked off to hospital, it's about trying to identify those people put
in place the services to actually stop them getting to that stage in
the first place. The really important thing now is not just to
maintain but to build on thdse improvements. As we all know, one
swallow doesn't make a spring, does it? Summer! What is your experience
of the East Midlands Ambulance Service?
Still ahead tonight ` they're the only examples of their kind in the
country ` now there are calls to preserve these giant radar dishes.
And did you hear about the course teaching students to take sdlfies?
We look at what caught us ott on April Fools' Day.
Daniel Firth took this at W`ltham near Grimsby. Some lovely clouds in
the sky. Another picture tolorrow night. Good evening, how ard you?
Fading stratocumulus. Like xour career! Ian says, hi, Paul, my
sister has been in Canada shnce 1976. She saw Peter Reading the news
and said, blimey, is that bloke still on TV? Love the macro I am not
rising to your bait. The air pollution is more sdrious.
South Lincolnshire, still vdry high levels of pollution. By the end of
the week, the air will becole much cleaner because we will eventually
get a south`westerly. Some of you expressed an interest in thd air
pollution. A great start tolorrow `` a great start tomorrow. It'll turn
brighter. Maybe a few spots of rain across western parts in the morning.
What a beautiful afternoon ht turned out to be. Temperatures well above
average, 15 Celsius in a good few places. It might have nudged a bit
further to night. This evenhng will be fine. Overnight, low clotd
extending into coastal areas of Yorkshire. Some fog and low cloud
elsewhere. The hint of showdrs in the far West. Seven Celsius is 5
Fahrenheit. The sun will rise at around 6.33. A slow start, ` lot of
low cloud and missed. Some showers creeping up the western sidd. Across
central and western parts of Lincolnshire, there should be some
good sunny breaks coming through. A fair contrast in temperaturds. Chile
along the coastal strip. Just eight Celsius in Bridlington. 16`08
towards Grantham. Mentioning Victoria Dock does not get xou out
of trouble! I heard Peter Ldavy on the role whether show `` thd weather
show, the show is bad enough without putting him on it!
Hull City forward Yannick S`gbo has been charged with improper conduct
by the Football Association. It relates to a tweet he made hn
support of French striker Nhcolas Anelka, who was banned after making
an anti`semitic gesture durhng a game. Our sports reporter Shmon
Clark has more. Nicolas Anelka caused a storm of controversy with
this action when he scored for West Bromwich Albion against West Ham. It
is called the Cornell gesture. In France where he and Yannick Sagbo
grew up, it is deemed anti`Semitic. `` the quenelle gesture. Thd FA
found him guilty and banned him for five matches. West Brom sacked him.
At the time of the incident, it has emerged that Yannick Sagbo tweeted
support with the alleged words, Nicolas Anelka is a legend, I love
him. The FA have decided to charge Yannick Sagbo with improper conduct,
not as serious as gross misconduct, but if found guilty, he could be
sanctioned and receive a ban. He has until April the 8th to respond to
the charge. And a reminder that you can listen
to coverage of Grimsby Town's match later tonight. The Mariners travel
to Wrexham in the Conferencd Premier. Full commentary is on BBC
Radio Humberside on FM, AM `nd online. Kick`off is at 7:45pm.
We've had big response on the subject of bird scarers, thd
gas`powered cannons used to chase birds away from farmland.
Campaigners want them banned. But farmers say they're vital in keeping
hungry birds away from their crops. Thanks for all of your commdnts on
this one. John sent this by text: There are calls to preserve four
unique giant radar dishes btilt as part of the country's Cold War
defence system. The metal dishes at RAF Stenigot
near Donington on Bain are `bout 60 feet wide and the only remahning
examples of their kind in the UK. But when the site was
decommissioned, they were bought by a private owner and moved to a
nearby field, where they've remained for 15 years. Sarah Walton reports.
On this windswept hillside of the Lincolnshire Wolds, there's a rather
unusual landmark. The Cold War radar dishes of RAF Stenigot. And in the
nearby village, they're quite the local feature. They are part of the
landscape. They have been there for a very long time. They are part and
parcel of the village, really. But while there's a lot of pridd, few
know exactly what they are. If something was made of them, if they
were remounted, yes, you cotld see them doing something. As thdy are,
laying in a field, nobody knows much about them. The dishes were built in
1959 in the face of a growing threat from Russia. They were part of a
vital NATO communications ndtwork, similar to this one in Berkshire.
And it remained in use until the end of the Cold War. This is about as
close as I can get to the dhshes. When they were decommissiondd in the
1990s, they were bought by ` local businessmen who move them on to
private property and they h`ve been there ever since. But we have filmed
before them from a nearby mhlitary base. These days people travel from
across the country to see what is the last remaining example of this
kind of dish in the UK. And experts say they should have been preserved.
It was unfortunate, like many things in this country, we have such a rich
tapestry of heritage, looking after and trying to maintain everxthing is
nearly impossible. It would be marvellous for a project to come
forward to say that they wotld like to mount a couple of them b`ck up,
just to remind us of how vital they were during the Cold War. Btt it's
not that simple. English Heritage says their condition and thd fact
that they've been moved would make it difficult for them to get any
kind of protected status. The new owner says he admired the dhshes and
bought them so they wouldn't be cut up for scrap. There are no hmmediate
plans, but he hopes to use them as a film or photography location. A
chance yet for these old radar dishes to get a new lease of life.
A festival in Hull which promotes new music is to start charghng
people. The Humber Street Sdsh attracted 40,000 visitors to last
year's free event where arotnd 50 bands, musicians and entert`iners
performed. Organisers say charging a ?3 entry fee will help make it
sustainable. In 2030, we expected 15`20,000, and all of a sudden we
got 41,000. `` in 2013. It'd help with the management, health and
safety. We provided toilets, bars, waste management. And also to help
with the catering. So were you caught out with an April
Fool this morning? I thought the seven day fruit and veg was, but it
is not. It's a tradition gohng back centuries and a chance for people to
play practical jokes and ho`xes on friends and family. Tolu Addoye has
been finding out what peopld across our area have been falling for.
It's a day when you need to have your wits about you. Becausd if you
don't, you may fall foul to a few pranks. Pupils at Francis Askew
Primary in Hull have been playing tricks on their friends and family
to mark April Fool's day. Mx family came in my bedroom and I had a
bucket of water and I kept ht all over them. Is this the penchl? I
said, what have you done to my pencil? He said, I am so sorry. I
had swapped sugar for salt. In your dad 's tea? Pranksters have been at
work across our area. The owner of this car in Hull was in for a
surprise this morning. And hn Lincoln a photo emerged of repairs
to the city's famous cathedral. So how did April Fools' Day st`rt? The
origin isn't certain, but a popular theory is that when the Popd moved
New Year's Day from April the 1st to January the 1st back in 1582, some
people didn't know about it and they continued to celebrate New Xear s
Day on April the 1st. Those people became the butt of jokes and pranks.
Unsurprisingly, today's a btsy time for joke shops, with people buying
lots to trick their nearest and dearest. Scratchcards where you can
win up to ?5,000. They have been very popular. Traditional things,
would`be cushions, joke biscuits, joke pencils, disappearing hnk. ``
would`be cushions. Everyone likes to have a laugh. Laughing keeps you
young. The media have also been in on the joke. The Grimsby Telegraph
wrote of a new UFO course available in the town. And not to be outdone,
Hull College launched a course in the art of taking selfies. But did
anyone in the city believe ht was genuine? I think it's a bit stupid.
I take selfies all the time, I don't need a degree. It's a bit of a joke.
It's an April fool 's joke! So from the elaborate hoaxes to the simple
practical jokes. It seems today many gullible folk in East Yorkshire and
Lincolnshire have been well and truly had. Our stars of the show
tonight, the pupils of Francis Askew primary school. They did a grand
job. Let's get a recap of the national
and regional headlines. A hhghly critical report into the sell`off of
Royal mail, which cost taxp`yers hundreds of millions of pounds. A
new charge has come in the sell`off of Royal mail, which cost t`xpayers
hundreds of millions of pounds. A new charge has come into foreign
lorry drivers using British roads some say they don't go far dnough. A
great start tomorrow, fog clearing slowly, the risk of a few showers.
18 Celsius, 64 Fahrenheit. Talking about lorries, foreign lorrhes
paying ?10 per day, Jonathan says, ?10 per day for the `` wherd and
care to ruin our roads, what is the date again? Road April the 0st. An
English lorry over in Francd would be ?100 per day. Kevin says, should
be at least that. A couple here making a suggestion of a minimum of
?70 per day to begin with. Join me if you can tomorrow lunchtile. Have
a nice evening, look after