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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight.
Backing for the owners of Htll City. A woman from Lincoln dies trying to
save two children swept into the sea in Tenerife.
1,000 days to go to City of Culture 2017, but does Hull have thd ability
to host big events? Some evdnts the city does not have the venuds for
for the moment. And as Russ Wilcox becomes ` global
record`breaker, what else h`s the time given the world? Torrential
downpours this evening, but what about the rest of this week.
Join me later. Good evening. The majority of Hull
city season ticket holders who voted in a ballot have supported the
change of name to a whole Thgers. But less than half of those eligible
actually voted. The club's owners say they will not comment on the
decision until after the wedkend's FA Cup semifinal. The footb`ll
Association will make its comments on Wednesday. Last August, @ssem
Allam announced his named the club.
He said it would give the club a stronger brand identity, potentially
worth millions of pounds. Btt the move angered some fans, seehng it
went against over 100 years of history and tradition. The club
balloted the fans. A short time ago, the results were released. The club
says the forms went out to 05,0 3 pass`holders. Of those, 5874 took
part in the vote. If you thhnk of it like an election, that's a turnout
of 39%. This is how the restlt breaks down, counted, the club says,
by an independent company. 2565 said yes to Hull Tigers with the Allams
in charge. 2517 voted no to the name change. 792 fans replied saxing they
were not good concerned and would support the club no matter what
That is a 48 vote majority hn favour of changing the name.
In an important week for thd club but NFA cup semifinal at Welbley on
Sunday, this is not the end of the matter. A full F a council leets on
Wednesday and they will votd on whether Hull city can becomd whole
Tigers. `` Hull Tigers. Joining me now is Mark Gretton from
the City Til We Die campaign group. Good evening. You have seen the
results. What is your reacthon? Very hard to know what this tells us
When you have a question th`t says yes to whole Tigers with thd Allams
in charge, a lot of people wanted to support the Allams. But a lot of
people didn't bother to votd. The club did say they would get in touch
with all ticket holders. A lot of people who did vote found that there
bought in forms were blank, the ballot boxes were shot when they
said they were open. I think a lot of people gave up. Is it not time
you just fell in line? Most supporters are happy to go with the
owners? If this was a gener`l election, we would be having a
recount over 48 votes of a difference. It is not a ringing
endorsement. But this muddids the water. It makes it worse. I agree.
I've no idea why the club dhd this at this time. We asked for this back
in November. We could have fired a straightforward ballot. The club
have tended. Mac if the F a doodle `` FA do rule against it, would you
lose the Allams? I hope not, they have done a lot. Please let us not
your thoughts on this one. In a moment. Missing out, the
families who feel to benefit from free childcare. It's free, please
come forward. A GP from Lincolnshire is one of two
women who have drowned whild on holiday in Tenerife. Dr Bar`thi
Ravikumar was a partner at the Heath Surgery at Bracebridge Heath near
Lincoln. It's thought they were trying to rescue their children
who'd been swept away by a wave They bear in Tenerife when the
accident happened yesterday. Our correspondent Paul Murphy is live in
Bracebridge Heath for us tonight. What else to we know about the
circumstances of the accident? Those precise details surrounding the
accident are still unclear. We are getting bits and pieces of
information from the authorhties in Tenerife. It appears that Dr Barathi
Ravikumar was in a family group with a doctor friend and another adult, a
woman and two children who got into difficulty in this scene. It is
unclear how that happened. There are suggestions the children were washed
off rocks. The result was that Dr Barathi Ravikumar and her f`mily
friend both drowned. There were three rescues. Local fisherlen went
to help. There was a rescue effort by the local authorities and
holiday`makers as well. Tributes have been paid to her, what have her
colleagues said tonight? Shd had only worked here for three or four
years, but made quite an impact People have been shocked by her
death. In a statement, the Heath surgery where Dr Ravikumar worked
said, "During her short timd with the practice, she was passionate
about making a difference to health care in Lincolnshire. Dr Ravikumar
will be sorely missed." Friends and neighbours of the doctor
have been speaking to us tonight. It's a shame because she was a very
nice lady and was admired bx everybody. A tragedy. Massive shock.
I was in there a few weeks `go and you sorted me out, sort of blood is
out. It's come as a shock. We expect a full details of these
tragic incidents to unravel in the next few hours and coming d`ys, but
an entire community in shop here. Thank you.
Councillors in Norfolk have decided to strap plans for a waste
incinerator. A former soldidr from East Yorkshire released on bail from
an Indian jail, where he's been held since October, says he hopes to be
back in the UK within weeks. Ray Tindall, from Hull, and Nicholas
Simpson, who grew up in Cottingham, were among six guards arrested when
Indian police detained the ship they were protecting. The authorhties
said the boat had arms on board which didn't have the correct
paperwork. It's been a nightmare, to bd honest.
But, having been in the milhtary, I've got a different mindset to the
normal person and I have bedn able to focus on the right sort of things
rather than the bad sort of things. Being in jail for 170 days, it will
take time is to get used to being out. The lawyer says I should be
home hopefully in three to four weeks.
It's emerged that families hn Hull aren't benefiting from government
money which provides free childcare for two`year`olds. Despite having
been on offer in the city for more than seven years, hundreds of
parents are missing out. Hull was one of the first places in the
country to pilot the scheme. The city council says it has more than
350 free nursery places, and has been criticised by Ofsted for not
encouraging parents to take advantage of them. Amy Cole reports.
It's not all child's play hdre at Little Jumping Beans nurserx, but
learning how to interact with other kids as well. And for some parents,
the opportunity to send thehr young ones to nursery for 15 hours a week
for free is an opportunity too good to miss. She's always singing and
talking. She's the first ond of my kids that have gone for the
2`year`old funding. The othdrs never did and there's a big difference.
I think it's one of the best things we've done, as far as our child is
concerned coming to nursery. He can be with his parents, but thdre's
nothing like making friends and being with other adults. I think
it's the best thing for him, really. He's my first to come to a
two`year`old nursery. I've got a little girl, she turns two hn three
weeks, so she might be joinhng him. While these parents are makhng the
most of the incentive, therd are plenty who aren't. Hull Citx Council
has been criticised by Ofstdd for not encouraging more parents from
disadvantaged backgrounds to take up the free nursery places. Thd city
council says that for the up`coming summer term, it's received 208
successful applications for two`year`old funding. It currently
has around 370 vacancies across the city. And, following a list provided
by the Department for Work `nd Pensions, the council has written to
406 families who may be eligible but are still yet to apply.
It's getting children into ` proper playing environment where they can
learn a whole mass of skills. If a child is on their own at hole, they
simply won't have a chance to do that and it's a terrible sh`me. And
we're offering these places free, please come forward.
The problem is that some parents aren't even aware of the benefit,
like this woman. She has just started bringing her daughtdr to
nursery and is now wondering whether she would qualify. I didn't actually
know that 2`year`old funding existed. That's why I've not looked
into it at all. I'm wondering whether we would have been dntitled
to it. I don't know anything about it so I will have to go and
research. Parenting organisations say they
welcome free places for 2`ydar`olds and would like to see more childcare
support. Hull City Council hs urging parents to get in touch.
You might also have a view on this story and the free nursery places,
maybe you're a parent, do you think two is too young to send chhldren to
nursery? 1000 days until whole becomds city
of culture 2017, but will bd city be ready? And as Russ Wilcox breaks
another record, how else has a town impressed the world?
Keep your pictures coming in. Let's get the forecast now.
It's very lively out there. We got thunder storm and downpours. But the
good news is to date will bd the most unsettled day of the wdek
because tomorrow looks fine with some sunshine. Thresher will remain
high throughout the week and probably into next weekend. That
means many part will... This has given some very heavy rainf`ll in
places. Very quickly moving off into the North Sea. Overnight, a fresher
feel. The westerly wind will bring fresh air with a scattering of
showers. By the end of the night, those showers should be out of the
way. Cooler than of late. The sun will rise at about 20 past six. One
or two showers are possible in the morning, otherwise it is brhght and
breezy with variable amounts of cloud and sunny spells. A fdw
showers trying to get into Lincolnshire. But most of us will
enjoy a fine, right and bredzy day. Temperatures a few degrees down on
today with highs of 11 Celshus. Further ahead, Wednesday looks a
fine, dry day with some sunshine. Thursday mostly fine with a few
spots of rain on Thursday nhght Friday and next weekend look dry.
The man who ran Delhi` Londonderry city of culture see Hull has an
advantage. `` Derry/Londonddrry We have been looking at how thd city
has been getting ready for 2017 City of Culture status brought more
than a million visitors and an estimated ?25 million to
Derry/Londonderry. Plans ard being made so it can do the same for Hull.
Just four months since Hull was named City of Culture, almost half
of the ?18 million needed h`s been promised to the city. And that's
before they even begin speaking to private sponsors. Fundraising is
going really well. It's early days, we have three years to put together
the budget. But now that Hull has won, we see ?7 million of ilmediate
coverage and sponsors beating a path to our door. This has reallx hit the
national psyche. Plans for the BAFTAs or the Brits to
come here have been ruled ott because of Hull's lack of c`pacity.
But it's hoped Hull could follow Derry/Londonderry's lead and host
Radio One's Big Weekend mushc festival and the country's
best`known art competition, the Turner Prize. They want to `ttract
show stopping displays like this one in Sydney by Brian Eno. But before
they book artists, the team are making sure they have the
infrastructure to deliver 2017. It is a marathon. It's not ` sprint.
It's really important that we get all those discussions and those
dialogues right now so that we can plan for what is going to bd an
amazing year for the city. @nd also that we create legacy. That is
critical. So what else is in the pipeline By
summer, a chairperson and an artistic director will be appointed
and making decisions about what the city will host. Plans are bding
drawn up to make it easier to move between Hull's cultural highlights
and create artistic gateways to the city. And next year, an offhcial
campaign begins to recruit 4,00 volunteers, similar to the
gamesmakers that helped makd London's Olympics a success. And on
June the 28th, there'll be ` big public party to thank peopld in Hull
for the part they played in winning the bid.
Elia, I spoke to the director of Derry/Londonderry. Its liturgy where
it should be `` is the city would it should be? Yes, work
behind`the`scenes has been going on. The team will be making things
prepared for releases about the programme. Do people realisd how big
this could be? There are cynics everywhere you go in the world. The
situation turned around when people began to see the programme `nd the
opportunities and the busindss opportunities. That happened made
each year `` mid`year. It c`me with recognition in the lonely planet
guide. You think it is a little things that matter and you worked
with the taxi drivers. What should they do here? They need to consider
what the business is for thdm going forward. A great taxi experhence is
likely to sell the city. If their appearance being polite? To be
knowledgeable and proud of the city because everybody in this chty,
250,000 people, are ambassadors for this city going forward. Visitors
will come from around the world Why should ordinarily peopld, who
might not have a job, why should they be excited about this? They
should be proud about their city. This city has one and not m`ny other
people have done. The probldm going forward is people may not sde the
opportunity at this moment hn time. If you have not got a job, perhaps
you will get a job out of chty of culture. Did it bring jobs to
Derry? Yes, it did. But it can't be about one year, it has to bd a
sustained effort. Thank you. Thanks to everybody who got in touch
about a shortage of prescription drugs.
Roy in Cleethorpes messaged me to say... I had at heart transplant 15
years ago and one of the drtgs I am on is proving difficult to get hold
of. I have to order it two weeks before I needed and the pharmacy as
to ring the supplier to get hold of it because it is not being stalked.
It is adding stress to a difficult situation.
Plenty of other similar expdriences as well.
One of Hull City's longest serving players, Andy Davidson, has died. He
played 579 times for The Tigers during the '50s and '60s before
joining the coaching staff during a career at the club lasting 33 years.
There will be a minute's silence in his memory ahead of City's home game
against Arsenal later this lonth. On the pitch, the Tigers have
virtually secured their place in the Premier League for another xear
They are now nine points cldar of the relegation zone. I just can t
see that the teams below us will get enough. We are hopeful to kdep going
to the end. Hull Kingston Rovers went out of the Challenge Ctp at the
fourth round stage yesterdax. The Robins led at half time, but
Warrington proved to strong for them and ran out 28 to 24 winners. Both
Hull clubs are now out of the competition.
And plenty from this weekend's rugby league will be on the Super League
Show. That's on BBC One this evening, just before midnight.
This weekend, this man becale a world record`holder. Russ Whlcox,
his Scunthorpe side has rem`ined unbeaten for 25 games.
Scunthorpe, a town of grittx steel like and steel`making deterlination.
A town that gave birth to ldgendary actresses like Joan Plowright and
the most successful British golfer of his generation Tony Jacklin. It
all started here. With a golf ball in front of me and just wanting to
be as good at golf as I could possibly be. And now the world's
spotlight is shining on Scunthorpe again.
We're talking about this man, manager Russ Wilcox. On Sattrday, he
did it again. After an away win against Torquay. Now 25 unbdaten
games in a row, extending hhs new world record. That's the kexword,
momentum. Having a great st`rt breeds confidence, belief,
togetherness. They won from this penalty. It was a bit cheekx, but
went past the keeper into the back of the net. Torquay had thehr own
chance, but couldn't get back Sam Slocombe. An historic run continues.
We've never known them win `s many as they have this year. Thex've done
really well. Usually they start well and go down. Any club that can make
a record, no matter what it is, it's got to be good for the town. The
fact that Scunthorpe are dohng well has lifted the town. Look at those
two. It's lifted the spirits. This is a town well prepared to keep
enjoying the moment. That's fantastic. Let's havd a recap
of the main national and regional headlines.
Oscar Pistorius apologises hn court to his girlfriend's family `s he
takes the stand for the first time at his murder trial. Backing for the
owners of Hull City. If this was a general electhon, we
would have a recount. It's not a ringing endorsement.
The weather for tomorrow, a much brighter day than to day with
variable amounts of cloud and sunny spells. Fresher than today `s well.
A big response on the subject of the whole city name change. `` Hull
City. If I buy a company, I should allowed to call it what I w`nt. I
feel sorry for the Allams, they can't do right for doing wrong. Why
worry about the name, it is winning that is imported. Matthew s`ys, I am
a season ticket holder, I ndver got an e`mail or any notice of how to
vote. I do not know anyone dlse who was notified. Daniel says, H think
the name change is ridiculots, it is part of the heritage of the club.
But the big thing for the club is Wembley. Fans have spoken, lake the
name change and move on. Henry says, the wording of the ballot has
altered the vote of many. The ballot should simply have asked yes or no
and nothing else. That is all for now. Good nhght