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you can head to our website. Now on BBC One we join

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

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Taking their fight to Westminster. Taking their fight to Westmhnster.

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Campaigners lobby MPs over plans to close more than 30 libraries in

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Lincolnshire. We need the lhbraries to stay open for the kids. They

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can't learn everything at home. The man who says his life is on hold

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because of delays in getting his cancer test results. It's like

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waiting for the axe to fall. You don't know whether you have or you

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haven't until you get those results. Also tonight... The potenti`lly

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dangerous debris washed onto an East Yorkshire beach. I'm at Ulrome,

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where visitors have been advised to stay away until the area has been

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made safe. And the little girl's big

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fundraising effort to bring a polar bear to Yorkshire.

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And will do fine weather continue? Join me for the forecasting 15

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minutes. `` will the fine wdather continue?

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Good evening. Campaigners who are fighting to save more than 30

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libraries across Lincolnshire have been to Downing Street demanding the

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government stops the proposdd government stops the proposdd

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closures. Lincolnshire County Council wants community grotps to

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Council wants community groups to take over the running of many

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libraries to save ?2 million. But some library users says that is not

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good enough and and have marched on Westminster.

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A special delivery to the most famous front door in the country.

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This book handed in to Downhng Street today contains some of the

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23000 signatures from a petition aimed at saving Lincolnshird's

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aimed at saving Lincolnshire's threatened libraries. Pleasd ensure

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that libraries can stay open across our country, so that people can self

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educate, enjoy reading for leisure, access Internet knowledge eight,

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just basically make full usd of access Internet knowledge ehght

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just basically make full use of all just basically make full use of all

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that library has to offer. Ts that library has to offer. Us

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Internet technology. Simon Draper, who's a full time carer to his wife

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Timber, has secured a judicial review at the High Court to try to

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overturn the decision to close libraries across the county. The

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higher you go, the more you need a computer and these kids need

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computers, though they are at the computers, though they are `t the

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libraries. We need the libr`ries to stay open for the kids, who cannot

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learn everything at home. In June last year, the County Council

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learn everything at home. In June last year, the County Counchl said

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last year, the County Council said it would review how librarids were

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run in an effort to save ?2 million. Three months later, 20,000 people

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had signed a petition against closing libraries as a constltation

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closing libraries as a consultation came to an end. The council revealed

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in November that 25 out of 30 libraries could be saved if

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volunteers came forward to run them. Campaigners said they would go

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to the High Court to challenge the decision to either closed or asked

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volunteers to run the service. We had extensive consultation, listen

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to it, and came to a decision. It is important, not just for staff

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affected, but all communitids important, not just for staff

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affected, but all communities trying affected, but all communities trying

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to develop these community libraries that we move forward so everyone

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knows where they stand. The government says there have been many

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examples of volunteers successfully taking over the running of local

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libraries. But the word from taking over the running of local

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libraries. But the word frol Downing libraries. But the word from Downing

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Street tonight is that it remains a matter for Lincolnshire County

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Council. The Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin helped

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organise today's meeting with library campaigners in London and

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joins me now. Good evening. The council have to save ?2 million and

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are offering an alternative way of running these libraries. Shouldn't

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they be applauded for their creative solution? We see a Conservative

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government slashing money and a Conservative council making a tough

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decision. But a decision th`t is affecting people around their

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affecting people around thehr ordinary lives. Libraries are part

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of the life blood of local communities. If you cut 30 out of

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45, that will make a real difference. And how people get about

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their daily lives. Some are being kept open, some run by volunteers,

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in Lincolnshire. Not many people going to libraries anyway. Hs this

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just because it is conservatives doing it? There are people from

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across Lincolnshire rising up saying across Lincolnshire rising tp saying

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they have had enough, handing in a huge petition to the Prime Linister

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seeing to listen to them. I am told 39 people went on the court, does

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not sound like much of an uprising. They are resent `` they are

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representing far more, as you know, Peter, volunteers can help run

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libraries, but need proper support and training and expertise. If that

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is not done properly, there will be a scandal down the line and people

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like me will stand and selling a scandal down the line and people

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like me will stand and selling more difficult questions from people like

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yourself. 82% of people frol yourself. 82% of people frol

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Lincolnshire are not active borrowers, meaning 18% do, no one is

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going to libraries any more That does not recognise the complexity of

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this. Library in a local community, particularly those are we from other

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things, provides a real link to everything else. If we go down this

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route, we will suffer in the longer route, we will suffer in thd longer

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run. This is not the way forward. The government and the local council

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should get around the table and find a better way forward for local

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people. The Labour MP for Scunthorpe, thank you.

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We'd like to hear what you think about this story. Are Lincolnshire

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County Council being reason`ble over their plans for libraries in the

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county? Or should they prioritise the service and avoid these cuts in

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the library budget? Maybe you are a regular user of libraries stop you

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may have seen the statistics I gave there. Would you be prepared to help

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run one? The subject of libraries, wd

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followed this story right through, and we can have some of your

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thoughts tonight before we are done thoughts tonight before we `re done

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at seven o'clock. Bank you for watching this Tuesday night. In a

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moment... `` thank you for watching. It's a year since Margaret

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Thatcher's death. So why hasn't Grantham got a permanent st`tue to

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Grantham got a permanent statue to its most famous daughter?

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A man from East Yorkshire says its most famous daughter?

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A man from East Yorkshire s`ys the A man from East Yorkshire says the

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prolonged wait for cancer tdst prolonged wait for cancer test

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results is like having an axe over his head. John Howitt from Bilton

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Hull was told he'd find out last week whether or not he's suffering

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from prostate cancer. But bdcause of from prostate cancer. But bdcause of

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delays at the pathology lab, the results won't now be known until

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results won't now be known tntil next week at the earliest. Hospital

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managers have apologised. John Howitt trying to keep busy. He

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John Howitt trying to keep busy He first went to see his GP back in

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November and should have found out November and should have found out

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last Friday whether he does indeed, as he fears, have prostate cancer.

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But his appointment was cancelled because his biopsy results had been

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delayed. It's like waiting for the axe to fall. You don't know whether

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you have or you haven't unthl you you have or you haven't unthl you

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get those results. So you are left worrying in limbo. ?? WHITE a biopsy

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is the only way to make a definitive is the only way to make a definitive

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cancer diagnosis. It involvds taking a small sample of tissue, which is

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then examined under a microscope, to see whether or not it contahns

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cancerous cells. The vast m`jority of blood and tissue samples are

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tested here in the pathology labs. tested here in the pathologx labs.

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However, due to increasing demand, like many other trusts, somd are

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like many other trusts, some are sent to a different centre for

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analysis. But a hospital spokesman said this should not lead to

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significant delays. And they have apologised to Mr Howitt for any

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inconvenience and distress caused. They need to consider the

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individuals that they are ddaling with, and what people have to go

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through when these situations occur. Prostate cancer kills one man every

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Prostate cancer kills one m`n every hour across the UK. That's more

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Prostate cancer kills one man every hour across the UK. That's lore than

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hour across the UK. That's more than 10,000 every year. Charities say it

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could be psychologically damaging 10,000 every year. Charities say it

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could be psychologically dalaging if could be psychologically damaging if

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test results are delayed. When you have a potential diagnosis of

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cancer, you will be worried. And in his situation, they are

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investigating and think he has got cancer, and they are waiting for the

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results. And therefore, it is worrying. John claims that he was

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told his delays are down to staffing problems in the labs. Claims the

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trust has denied. He should get his results now next week. Until then,

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he's trying to keep his fears about a possible cancer diagnosis at bay.

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Vicky's with me in the studho. a possible cancer diagnosis at bay.

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Vicky's with me in the studho. How significant could this delay in

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Vicky's with me in the studio. How significant could this delax in any

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significant could this delay in any diagnosis be? Finding cancer early

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on can make a huge difference, because treatments can be more

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simple and straightforward `nd because treatments can be more

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simple and straightforward and more successful. For many cancers, there

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have been huge leaps forward in survival rates. For instancd,

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survival rates. For instance, particularly for prostate c`ncers.

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particularly for prostate cancers. Of the men who are diagnosed, 8 %

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will live for at least five years or more. I have spoken to the hospital

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trust and they have said that, as trust and they have said that, as

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soon as they have Mr Howitt's results, he will get an appointment

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straightaway. Thank you very much. straightaway. Thank you very much.

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Some more news in brief. Work to build a wind farm off the

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East Yorkshire Coast will continue in spite of complaints about

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excessive noise at night. People living in Withernsea say thdy're

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being woken by the noise, and called for a halt to the work by Dong

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Energy. The Marine Management Organisation says it will continue

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to investigate the complaints with the company and East Riding Council.

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A care home in North East Lincolnshire has been told it isn't

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Lincolnshire has been told ht isn't protecting residents against the

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risks of unsafe care. The company that runs Cranwell Court in Grimsby

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says it's working closely with the Care Quality Commission to hmprove

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standards. An announcement over the future of

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Kellingley Colliery near Goole is expected within days. The government

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is seeing if it can help financially towards a managed closure of the

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pit. It comes after UK coal announced the closure of one of

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Britain's last remaining dedp coal mines.

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Friends of a doctor from Lincoln, who drowned on the second day

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Friends of a doctor from Lincoln, who drowned on the second d`y of a

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holiday to Tenerife, have described her as a loving mother. Bar`thi

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her as a loving mother. Barathi Ravikumar died along with another

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British woman. It's thought they'd been trying to rescue children after

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they were dragged into the sea by a wave.

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Tenerife rocks from which two children were swept from on Sunday.

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They survived. But two of their would`be rescuers died. One Barathi

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Ravikumar, a doctor from Lincoln. She, friends and family on just

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their second day of a Canary Island their second day of a Canarx Island

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holiday to the resort of Playa holiday to the resort of Playa

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Paraiso. Earlier, I spoke to Tenerife journalist, Rita Sobot.

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What has been the community reaction? I imagine I'd considerable

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amount of English visitors? Everyone is very short, the two children

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losing their mothers. There is investigations going on to say

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exactly what has happened. Obviously, I'd be of great sadness,

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but also great bravery. `` one day of great sadness. Investigations,

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though, will now centre arotnd the though, will now centre arotnd the

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safety of that section of Tenerife's safety of that section of Tdnerife's

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coastline. One Islanders said that on part of the coast where the

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problems were, it's very common for swimmers to get into troubld.

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problems were, it's very colmon for swimmers to get into trouble. But at

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swimmers to get into troubld. But at home, tributes from those who knew

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Dr Barathi Ravikumar well. A Dr Barathi Ravikumar well. A

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fabulous person. A loving mother to her children. Helping everybody who

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was in distress. Unfortunately, she was in distress. Unfortunately, she

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lost her life. We are all vdry lost her life. We are all very

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sorry. And we cannot express our sorry Pete enough. `` deep enough.

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Dri Ravikumar's family are part of the Indian community, many working

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at Lincoln County Hospital. Friends are coming together to arrange for

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her body to be returned to the city, where there will be a Hindu

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service and cremation. And for those who knew heart as her GP, `` Newhart

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as their GP, it is likely to get will continue to pour in. That's

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macro Newhart as their GP, ht is macro Newhart as their GP, ht is

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likely through bits will continue. Still ahead tonight... The school

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girl's campaign to give pol`r bear a better home. I really like animals.

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And it's not good where she is living.

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Please keep sending your photographs. There was one rainbow

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last night. Lots of room for pictures. This one was chosdn.

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last night. Lots of room for pictures. This one was chosen. Matt

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Britton took this of a rainbow over North Bar in Beverley. Lots of

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rainbow pictures. It was about 7:30pm last night. Good evening,

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young man, how are you? You remember the rainbow news? One person

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described your selfie, picttre the rainbow news? One person

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described your selfie, picture next described your selfie, picture next

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to sell black and Cliff Richard I to sell black and Cliff Richard I

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think if it was a website dddicated to has`been is? `` next to Cilla

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Black. One person said I made Robert Peston look interesting!

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Someone has to. Variable cloud with sunshine is the outlook. A ridge of

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high pressure to this size leans it will be breezy. Not quite as windy

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as today, but breezy, and the dry picture last for the next few

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as today, but breezy, and the dry picture last for the next fdw days.

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Some showers, quickly moving through this morning, but the afternoon

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ending on a beautiful note, lots of sunshine. It is windy, especially

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across Lincolnshire, easing off slightly, and very quiet night in

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prospect. Dry with clear periods. Cloud increasing from the West

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Cloud increasing from the Wdst later, that it stays dry and we will

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see temperatures down to about six Celsius. The sun will rise in the

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morning at about 16 minutes past six. A fine day to come tomorrow.

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Guys will turn cloudy at tiles, Guys will turn cloudy at tiles,

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maybe even spots of rain. `` skies will turn cloudy. But predominantly

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bright, and some sunny spells as cloud breaks. We have just great 12

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Celsius in parts of the region Celsius in parts of the region

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today, we could go higher tomorrow. 14 Celsius not bad for this time of

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year. Thursday looks fine. A weak year. Thursday looks fine. @ weak

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cold front may bring some patchy cold front may bring some patchy

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light rain on Thursday night, then Friday sees a resumption of the fine

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weather, with some sunshine, much of the weekend looking fine and dry.

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That is the forecast. Just had Cliff Richard's solicitors

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on the phone. You should call back after seven o'clock. Some strprises

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for you. See you tomorrow. OK! Visitors to the East Yorkshire coast

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are being told to stay off the beach at Ulrome, because a load of

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concrete blocks have been strewn along the beach. The East Riding

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Council says they're potenthally Council says they're potenthally

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hazardous and they're advishng members of the public to stay

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hazardous and they're advising members of the public to st`y away.

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Our reporter Phillip Norton is there. What is the problem there?

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These are some of the concrdte blocks which been scattered all over

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this section of the beach at Ulrome. There is a caravan park just above

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the close. They can to some locals, they said this was part of the sea

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defences washed down in Decdmber in those YouTube storms and tidal surge

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is. They are out on the beach over there and in the distance. The

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council have started an operation to remove these items, seeing them as a

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potential danger. There is one reinforcing rod sticking out. The

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operation will take about ten days to complete and they are ASCII

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people to stay away whilst this work is ongoing. As are asking pdople. I

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have been here for a few hotrs and people are still around, watching

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dogs and so on. The council is doing what it can to make it safe.

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Thank you very much. The Football Association will make a

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ruling on the proposed name change for Hull City tomorrow. It comes

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after the majority of Hull Tigers season ticket holders who voted in a

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ballot have backed the club's owners who want to change the name to Hull

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Tigers. The results, though, showed less than half those eligible

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actually voted. A big day tomorrow. We talked about this last night. And

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there was a big response, thank you for all your e`mails, text `nd

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for all your e`mails, text and tweets.

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Thank you very much indeed for all of those. The demanding schedule

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continues for Grimsby Town. There is build`up of that game on FM, AM, DAB

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and online. On BBC Radio Humberside, the build`up has already began.

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People will have the opporttnity to view plans for a permanent memorial

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in Lincolnshire to remember the crews of Bomber Command. Thd

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memorial will stand on Canwick crews of Bomber Command. The

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memorial will stand on Canwhck Hill memorial will stand on Canwick Hill

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on the outskirts of Lincoln. A presentation is taking place

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on the outskirts of Lincoln. A presentation is taking placd at the

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presentation is taking place at the University of Lincoln tonight.

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Cleethorpes Leisure Centre has re`opened this afternoon. The pool

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had been closed for more th`n re`opened this afternoon. The pool

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had been closed for more than a had been closed for more than a

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month after people slipped following a ?2 million refurbishment.

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He's been surviving on water, vitamins and fruit juice and has

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lost two stone since the 5th of March. Simon Cross, a chapl`in

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lost two stone since the 5th of March. Simon Cross, a chaplain in

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North East Lincolnshire, has been fasting for the past few wedks to

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raise awareness of food poverty. His raise awareness of food povdrty His

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fast will come to an end on Sunday. Tolu Adeoye has been to see how he's

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getting on with five days to go It's lunch time for Simon Cross.

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getting on with five days to go. It's lunch time for Simon Cross But

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there's really not much to it. It's been 35 days since he last had

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anything to eat. He's been living on water, vitamins, and fruit juice.

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Still feeling OK. You've got to sort of mentally get yourself through.

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And the only way to do that is just to do it day by day. Sometiles hour

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by hour. Simon's given up food for 40 days to highlight the issue of

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food poverty. He's been givhng talks food poverty. He's been givhng talks

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to raise awareness and encouraging people to donate to food banks. I

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can't last a day without a meal. So can't last a day without a leal So

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I think it's just amazing that he's been able to do it for that long.

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It's just a great way of getting the message out. And it's a really clear

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way of doing it as well. I'l really way of doing it as well. I'm really

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impressed with what he's done with all this food. I mean, it's quite a

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lot of food. And it's really good lot of food. And it's reallx good

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that it's going to a good cause. So you've not been tempted to have just

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a little nibble of something? Yeah, definitely, I've been temptdd

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a little nibble of something? Yeah, definitely, I've been tempted from

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definitely, I've been temptdd from time to time. When I'm in the house

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by myself, just to help mysdlf to by myself, just to help mysdlf to

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something. I think, nobody will ever know, kind of thing. But so far

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I've managed to not do that. I've been really, really strongly

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been really, really stronglx supported by friends, family,

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supported by friends, familx, colleagues, the students here. By

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strangers who I've never met. All sorts of people have been getting in

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touch to wish me well. Simon can start eating again on Sundax.

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touch to wish me well. Simon can start eating again on Sunday. His

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start eating again on Sundax. His first meal will be a bowl of soup.

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He's lost two stone and has admitted pushing his body to the limht. But

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he says it's all worth it to highlight such an important issue.

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Very good luck to Simon. Five days left.

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It's a year since the death of former Prime Minister Margaret

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Thatcher, who was born in Grantham. But there's still no permanent

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But there's still no permandnt statue in her home town. Designs

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have been put forward by a local artist and there's widespre`d

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artist and there's widespread political support. But how close is

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the statue to becoming a re`lity? Simon Spark has been in Grantham to

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find out. The Iron Lady in bronze. The latest

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The Iron Lady in bronze. Thd latest tribute on loan to the Grantham

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Museum to mark a year since her death. And perhaps just a t`ster of

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what a statue could look like. But how far on are their plans since

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they started raising money last March? We are still in the

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fundraising stages. The mondy coming in has been really positive. Both

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from the local community support and people from further afield. If the

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statue can increase the number of visitors, and it can help to improve

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the economy, then that should be something that is celebrated across

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all political, um, political opinions. So far, artists

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impressions position as standing Margaret Thatcher around about here,

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directly in front of the museum. Margaret Thatcher around about here,

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directly in front of the museum And a sitting alternative a little bit

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further over. But all final designs are still yet to be decided. Well,

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it would remind people that we have had a prominent person. There would

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be a lot of cones on her he`d all the time, wouldn't there? She would

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have to be high up. I'd be very pleased to have it, actually.

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have to be high up. I'd be very pleased to have it, actuallx. I

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have to be high up. I'd be very pleased to have it, actually. I went

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pleased to have it, actuallx. I went to her school, so I believe it is a

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good place to be in Grantham, to her school, so I believe it is a

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good place to be in Granthal, where good place to be in Granthal, where

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she is from, so I am proud to be from Grantham. Those in the District

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Council are mindful of the still divided opinion of Margaret

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Thatcher, but also recognisd the value of a focal point and the

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tourism it could bring. It could only be an asset to encourage more

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people to want to come and `ctually see something that really does

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celebrate her life. There is an anti`Thatcher view. And there is no

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doubt about that. But she, xou know, she has worked absolute wonders.

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Absolute wonders. Other towns have done it. In Huddersfield in 199 , a

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statue of Harold Wilson outside their railway station was unveiled

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by Tony Blair. For now, in Grantham a year on, money is still bding

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a year on, money is still being raised and final designs ard still

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raised and final designs are still being decided.

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A six`year`old girl from North Lincolnshire has raised more

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A six`year`old girl from North Lincolnshire has raised mord than

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Lincolnshire has raised more than ?1000 to rescue a polar bear from a

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zoo in Mexico. Martha Walker from Alkborough was so upset by Xupi s

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Alkborough was so upset by Yupi's story, that she decided to do

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something to help. The monex she has raised will go towards bringing the

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polar bear to the Yorkshire Wildlife park near Doncaster. Kate Sweeting

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has the story. She might be little. But

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six`year`old Martha Walker has big ideas. After seeing the plight of

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Yupi the polar bear on the hnternet, she decided to help raise money

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rescue her from a zoo in Mexico and bring her to the UK. She's living on

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a concrete floor. And it's too hot as well. And what made you want to

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help her? Because I really like animals. And it's not good where she

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is living. She was just so passionate about it. And she went on

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for quite a while, saying, H really for quite a while, saying, I really

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want to raise some money and do something for Yorkshire Wildlife

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Park. And that was it. It kind of snowballed, really. And this is

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where Yupi will be brought. This ten acre site will be the biggest polar

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bear facility in Europe. But getting Yupi here isn't cheap. It's costing

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around ?100,000. Money that the park has to raise. We are really

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desperate to save Yupi and bring her back to Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

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Because she is in really bad conditions out in Mexico at the

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moment. In a very small enclosure. But the worst thing for her is the

:25:37.:25:40.

heat. It's really bad for a polar bear. They are designed to be like

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storage heaters. To keep all the heat in. So in those soaring

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temperatures of Mexico, then it is just not great. Martha has done

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several fundraising events, including this sponsored walk across

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the Humber Bridge at the wedkend. And her efforts are certainly

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impressing her school friends. Wow! She must have a lot of confhdence to

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She must have a lot of confidence to do it at her age. I think it's

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inspirational, because she's really young. From what I've heard, it s in

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Mexico and it's really hot and it doesn't like it there. She wants to

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bring it back, where it's nice and cool, so it will be in its normal

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habitat. MUSIC PLAYS. Martha has already raised almost

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?1500 for Yupi the polar be`r. But that could just be the tip of the

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iceberg. Well done to heart and `` to her and

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hello to all the young people watching tonight.

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

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Pistorius appears in court to be lived the moment he killed Reeva

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Steenkamp. Campaigners lobby MPs in London over

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plans to close more than 30 Lincolnshire libraries.

:26:52.:26:55.

Tomorrow's weather. Dry and bright with sunny intervals. Although skies

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with sunny intervals. Althotgh skies will be rather cloudy at times. Top

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will be rather cloudy at tiles. Top temperature 14 degrees Celsius.

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Response on the subject of libraries, thank you. One person

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from Lincoln says they do not know anyone who uses libraries any more,

:27:09.:27:12.

the money could be put into better things. Spencer says the council

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things. Spencer says the cotncil tried to offer options, but the

:27:17.:27:20.

small group against the closures are not interested in negotiating. And

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another says, as usual you make the sweeping statement someone can get

:27:26.:27:28.

everything from a computer at home, everything from a computer at home,

:27:29.:27:33.

that was my fault, people who pay council tax have the right to access

:27:34.:27:37.

information at their local libraries. In other words, keep the

:27:38.:27:41.

library is open. Thank you for those. Join me on the radio tomorrow

:27:42.:27:46.

if you can, if not, EU at 6:30pm stop

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Some businessmen have turned failing companies around.

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