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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight: The
Football Association rejects Hull City's application to change the
City's application to changd the club's name.
The fact that it is officially is good news for all of us. The
good news for all of us. Thd decision has been made by the FA
Council here today. A lack of vehicles and a lack of
staff ` the critical report into Lincolnshire's ambulance service. We
have recruited more stuff than we have previously. We are confident we
have the correct numbers of vehicles across the trust.
The shops being asked to stop selling super strength booze. ??
The shops being asked to stop selling super strength boozd. ? new
line Lighting up the stage ` the designer from Hull up with the stars
for theatre's most prestigious award. It has been a glorious day.
Join me for the detailed forecast. They're the two most essential
things to run an ambulance service ambulances and the medical staff who
work on them. But inspectors have found shortages of both at the East
Midlands Ambulance Service ` which serves Lincolnshire. Here are some
of the details. The Care Qu`lity Commission carried out a five`day
inspection of the East Midl`nds inspection of the East Midlands
Ambulance Service. It found a series of problems, including failing
Ambulance Service. It found a series of problems, including failhng to
meet national response targets of problems, including failing to
meet national response targets on emergency calls. Not having enough
vehicles available at all thmes emergency calls. Not having enough
vehicles available at all thmes Not having enough skilled and
experienced staff at all times. having enough skilled and
experienced staff at all times. This was the reaction from a councillor
who speaks on health issues in Lincolnshire. We are always promised
performance will improve, rdsponse performance will improve, response
times will improve, month after month, year after year. Even though
we refer to the secretary of state last year, I think we're at a place
now where we have to get something done about it. It cannot go on.
The inspectors include quotes from staff in their 28 page report:
That's despite a commitment by bosses to having 30% spare capacity
in their fleet of 382 vehicles. In one case, the family of a man
In one case, the family of ` man with chest pains had to jump`start
an ambulance with a flat battery, using their own car, so it could get
to hospital. Busy staff had failed to check the vehicle. On st`ffing,
one employee said: The report says that although 249 staff were
recruited in the last year, 129 left in the same period.
And as many as 12% of shifts are uncovered. This is what people in
Lincoln thought to their ambulance service. They need to be a bit
faster, to be honest. My dad had a massive stroke and they came
faster, to be honest. My dad had a massive stroke and they camd within
massive stroke and they came within minutes. They came within probably
five minutes. They are only doing their job. I think they are a good
service. On a positive note, ambulances were
found to be clean, complaints were dealt with properly and patients
dealt with properly and pathents told the inspectors staff were
told the inspectors staff wdre polite and reassuring. Inspdctors
say the East Midlands Ambul`nce Service has made some improvements
since the last inspection in 2013 since the last inspection in 2013
but more progress is needed. I spoke to Sue Noyes ` the chief executive
to Sue Noyes ` the chief exdcutive of the Ambulance Service.
Obviously, we're disappointed, but the report does reflect the areas
we're working on, those things we identified as part of our quality
identified as part of our qtality improvement programme. How can an
ambulance trust in the rural South West pass their inspection but you
can't? This is something we've recognised. I was asked to join the
trust to come and look at performance, look at morale and look
at improving external relationships. These are things that have been
recognised. You need two things These are things that have been
recognised. You need two things to run an ambulance service ` ledical
run an ambulance service ` medical staff and ambulances ` and you are
short of both. We recognise we need to recruit more staff. We have been
doing that. As of the start of April, we had 110 more staff
supporting the work we do. Clearly, we need to do more work. And simply,
yes or no, have you got enotgh vehicles? We do have enough
vehicles. The issue we have is making sure they are at the right
stations when staff come on shift. There is a quote from one staff
member. "Sometimes you are waiting half an hour for your vehicle at the
start of your shift. Sometimes it's start of your shift. Sometiles it's
longer." I mean, that's terrible, isn't it? It's not a good position
to be in and we have recognhsed that. We are looking at shift
patterns, at where ambulancds are stationed to make sure they are in
the optimum place. This is about making sure vehicles are in the
right place at the start of shifts. Clearly, we want people to be out
and about. It needs sorting, doesn't it? Do you think it's reasonable for
the family of a man with chdst it? Do you think it's reasonable for
the family of a man with chest pains the family of a man with chdst pains
to jump`start an ambulance with a flat battery using their car? Are
you embarrassed by that? Cldarly, that's not acceptable. I would
that's not acceptable. I wotld apologise to the family and patient.
That is not the standard of service I want. We are adressing thhs. We
I want. We are adressing this. We have a lot to do. We have bden
working through our quality improvement programme. What I would
say to your viewers is, things have moved on. We did deliver very close
to our target in March. When will I have a few months on this programme
without another East Midlands Ambulance Service story abott
Ambulance Service story about failing? We have recognised this is
going to take time to improve this, but we're working on improvements.
but we're working on improvdments. We have supportive commissioners,
but most of all we know we want to succeed. Thank you very much indeed.
Thank you. Let us know your thoughts on this.
Hull and Grimsby I named as hotspots for youth unemployment.
The Football Association has rejected an application by the owner
of Hull City Assem Allam to change the name of the club to Hull Tigers.
But tonight Mr Allam says he will fight on and appeal against the
decision. He says using the Tigers name will help attract income
decision. He says using the Tigers name will help attract incole from
abroad. One fans group says it's delighted at the FA's decision.
delighted at the FA's decishon. Phillip Norton reports from Wembley,
where today's vote was held. It is known as the home of football, and
today at a meeting, the football Association formally rejectdd
today at a meeting, the football Association formally rejected the
application to change Hull City s application to change Hull City's
them. The decision was carrhed by application to change Hull City s
them. The decision was carrhed by a 63.5% folks of more than 100
members, throwing out the application by Assem Allam to rename
Hull City is Hull Tigers. Some fans have said they have made thd right
decision. We are delighted they have rejected the name change
application. It has been bubbling under the service for quite some
time. It was August last ye`r when time. It was August last year when
Assem Allam submitted the rdquest. He has maintained using the nickname
would attract overseas support and investment potentially worth
millions. It prompted a backlash from some fans, who maintained it
would go against the club's history. Speaking earlier, Steve Bruce said
it would not end the debate. He thinks the name change will benefit
the club. With that, we have to respect it. I can understand history
and traditionalists. His way forward as he would like the club to the
court that. The family have said they will continue their fight to
rename the club. The club itself says it wants to
focus on supporting Steve Bruce and the team ahead of Sunday's game
Fans have their say. You can still say Tigers, or sitting. I think it
is about time the excerpts it say Tigers, or sitting. I think it
is about time the excerpts ht is not what the F a want. It is not what
the majority of supporters want. There had been hopes that the
decision would bring an end to this long`running saga. The football
Association says there is no official appeal process. An
application can be resubmitted. That would not been to next season. In
the meantime, the team and the fans want to focus on what happened on
the pitch here on Sunday. I'm joined by BBC Radio Humberside's
Hull City Commentator, David Burns. We're breaking into his radio show
We're breaking into his radho show where he's getting fans' reaction to
where he's getting fans' re`ction to today's decision by the FA. David,
what happened to the Allam family's threat to walk away from thd club
what happened to the Allam family's threat to walk away from the club if
threat to walk away from thd club if they didn't get their own way?
threat to walk away from the club if they didn't get their own w`y? I
they didn't get their own way? I think, Peter, you have to go back to
the battle of the fans. Thex took the battle of the fans. They took
confidence from the fact th`t the battle of the fans. Thex took
confidence from the fact that people confidence from the fact th`t people
by a margin of 48th said yes over those that have said no. I know
there are disputes about thd ballot. But they took confidence from the
fans. Therefore, that is why But they took confidence from the
fans. Therefore, that is whx they carry it on. They will continue to
carry it on. They will conthnue to support the club, but they will, as
I understand, appealed the decision from the football associative and
take to court if they can. That will be the court for arbitration for
sport. What does it say about be the court for arbitration for
sport. What does it say abott the determination of Assem Allam? He is
determination of Assem Allal? He is a very determined man. If you think
back to the Juve last case, he used lawyers there. He is not slow to go
to the lawyers. He is a very to the lawyers. He is a very
determined man. He does not go back on his word. If he says he's going
to do something, by and large, he does it, and he want removed on it.
I expect this saga to run and run, Peter. I am sure it will. I will you
get back to your listeners, David. Thank you for watching. Somd more
Thank you for watching. Some more news now. .
A man's been charged with dangerous driving over the death of a
15`year`old boy in Barton`upon`Humber. Koen Allwood
died last November after he was hit by a car in the town. A 23`year`old
by a car in the town. A 23`xear`old man from Barton was today charged
with causing his death. Police investigating a stabbing in
Lincoln say they now believd Police investigating a stabbing in
Lincoln say they now believe the Lincoln say they now believe the
injuries were self`inflicted. The 37`year`old was discovered on the
high street early this morning. 37`year`old was discovered on the
high street early this morning. He's been discharged from hospit`l.
high street early this mornhng. He's been discharged from hospital. A
been discharged from hospit`l. A 35`year`old woman was arrested but
released without charge. More than ?5 million will bd spent
improving flood defences in a village near Goole. Around 000
improving flood defences in a village near Goole. Around 100 homes
village near Goole. Around 000 homes in Reedness were flooded last
December when the river overflowed its banks.
Inspectors have recommended that an application to protect this land in
Hessle from development shotld be rejected. Campaigners wanted a patch
of land next to the Humber Bridge to be declared a village green. A final
decision will be made in June. Shops that sell alcohol in Hull are
being asked by the police to stop selling super`strength lager and
cider. They hope it will help reduce the number of problem drinkers
the number of problem drinkdrs hanging around the streets. Crispin
Rolfe is live in Pearson Park, an area where the idea has been tried.
Has it made any difference? Police say it has reduced people coming to
this park and drinking during the day, and causing difficultids. The
aim of the scheme is trying to be accepting, try to get them back on
track, try to cut out the super`strength access to alcohol,
and by rolling it out across the city, the hope is it will create a
better impression for 2017. Daytime drinking, and super`strength
alcohol. A cocktail claimed to be at the root anti`social street problems
in Hull. Now local shops are being in Hull. Now local shops ard being
asked by Humberside Police to do two things ` restrict beer and cider
sales with an alcohol strength of over 6.5%, and help the homdless
seek support. A lot of people who use super strengths are the begging
and street drinking community. Their behaviour impacts on the wider
public so we're trying to address that. What we want to do is tackle
the root to help people to access treatment that maybe haven't had
treatment before. But are shops on board? Rebwar Ahmed runs a
convenience store on Beverley Road where this scheme's being trialled.
He doesn't sell super`strength beers or cider, but his competitors can
and do. When they say not sdlling more than 6.5, I am happy to do
that, but there have to be other shops doing the same. The scheme has
however had some success, not here but in Suffolk, where Ipswich
trialled it two years ago. @fter but in Suffolk, where Ipswich
trialled it two years ago. After six months, Suffolk Police clailed
months, Suffolk Police claimed nuisance street drinking dropped
50%, and by the end of 2012, the number of street drinkers by a
number of street drinkers bx a fifth. It's also claimed to have
helped reduce the town's crime in general by 14% and anti`sochal
behaviour by 19%. It's an idea which could be taken on by councils in
north Lincolnshire and Lincoln. The major stumbling block has bden that
major stumbling block has been that high street shops haven't come on
board. But Graeme Dixon, himself a recovered alcoholic who also backs
this scheme, insists that's not such a problem. There is a difference.
Popping into a little off`licence if you're under`confident, if xou don't
drive, buying drink, you can start drinking on the spot. If you've got
to go to Tesco, get through St Stephens, go through the chdck`out,
Stephens, go through the check`out, that's a very different
buying/consumer experience. Whether convenience store owners can be
convinced to limit their alcohol sales when high street stords
sales when high street stores remains to be seen. But the
authorities argue that by discouraging hardened drinkers,
discouraging hardened drinkdrs, they're more likely to encourage
more customers to their shops. It comes at the time when the city is
trying to build Hull 2017, with the aim like reclaiming places like
Pearson Park for cultural events. Crispin, thank you. Another one you
might want to comment on. Do you think shops should stop selling
super`strength like this? Whll it super`strength like this? Whll it
make any difference? Still ahead: make any difference? Still `head:
The lighting designer up for theatre's most prestigious award.
Keep your photographs coming in. Peter Loft took this of Sunset at
Paul. Another one tomorrow night. Good evening.
Nice picture there. Simon says, Paul is wearing plain
shirt again, have Cleethorpds Simon says, Paul is wearing plain
shirt again, have Cleethorpes got their deckchair back?
They could do with better quality deckchairs in Cleethorpes?
Excuse me. I do not want to associate myself with that.
Treetops is lovely. South Lincolnshire managed 16 Celsius this
afternoon. `` Cleethorpes is lovely. There will be a little patchy rain
tomorrow evening and four`time tomorrow. Pressure builds and Friday
should be fine. A nice bout of weather. The rest of the sunshine
has been across Lincolnshire into has been across Lincolnshird into
north`west Norfolk. Very nice conditions. Ending on a fine
north`west Norfolk. Very nice conditions. Ending on a find note.
north`west Norfolk. Very nice conditions. Ending on a fine note. A
conditions. Ending on a find note. A quiet night in prospect. It has been
quite breezy today. That will ease. By the end of the night, dry clear
spells. Lowest temperatures, seven Celsius. That is 45 Fahrenheit.
spells. Lowest temperatures, seven Celsius. That is 45 Fahrenhdit. In a
nice day to come tomorrow. Terrible amount of cloud, but there should be
good sunny breaks coming through. The risk of the odd light shower
later in the day. The cold front I mentioned earlier will hold off
until tomorrow evening. By the time it comes, nothing more than a band
of cloud and just a few spots of rain or drizzle. Feeling very
pleasant. Generally, around 14 degrees. Further ahead, patchy rain
39. Friday is clear and fresh, but dry with sunshine. Much of the
weekend is looking predomin`ntly weekend is looking predominantly
dry. Do you think Cleethorpes has a head
of deckchairs? More importantly do of deckchairs? More importantly do
you think he or she is watching tonight?
They are probably sitting in it. They are probably sitting in it
You can take any complaints. A new report has named Hull and
Grimsby as hotspots for youth unemployment. The Work Foundation
says both places have more than 25% of young people out of work. But the
Government says the number of young jobless is falling, and a project
for young people says the area is facing its best opportunitids
for young people says the area is facing its best opportunities for
facing its best opportunitids for years. Jo Makel has more.
For the past five years, the Cat For the past five years, the Cat
Zero project has been working to help young people classed as NEETS `
those not in employment or training. This latest group from Hull and
Scunthorpe have mixed feelings about their future job prospects. I feel I
can get a job, but it is just been given that opportunity. It will
still be hard to get the kind of job you want. Most of it is temporary,
part`time or noncontract it. At the moment, with Siemens and colpanies
run their, quite a good chance of getting an apprenticeship. The Work
Foundation report says there's a crisis. Using data from the 201 /13
Population Survey and other factors it says its created a map of
hotspots where youth unemployment is higher than 25%.
Government figures show a fall in young unemployed. In Hull it's
fallen by a quarter since 2012, although there are still more than
5,800 unemployed. In north east 5,800 unemployed. In north east
Lincolnshire youth unemploylent has fallen by about a third to just
under 1,500. But the Work Foundation says the Government figures don't
says the Government figures don t tell the whole story. Jobseeker's
tell the whole story. Jobsedker s allowance figures only suggest a
allowance figures only suggdst a very small part of the picture. Only
very small part of the picttre. Only three quarters of young men claimed
jobseeker's allowance. That is about 50% of young women. We have seen a
reduction, but we shouldn't ignore this crisis is not over. This
reduction, but we shouldn't ignore this crisis is not over. Thhs report
this crisis is not over. This report calls for a more joined up `pproach
on youth unemployment. They feel a lot is happening with this project.
Businesses need to work with charities and with schools. We're
putting that in place. We have to remember, Hull is on a masshve
change and there are lots of opportunities. In a couple of years'
time, there will be masses of job opportunities out there.
These young men hope their experience here will enable them to
make the most of those opportunities.
Thanks to everyone who got in opportunities.
Thanks to everyone who got hn touch Thanks to everyone who got hn touch
with us about the campaigners from across Lincolnshire lobbying MPs in
Westminster over plans to close more than 30 libraries. The protdstors
than 30 libraries. The protestors say that the libraries need to be
maintained for the future. The county council says the plans will
save more than ?2 million. The RSPB in East Yorkshire has
bought an island in the Rivdr The RSPB in East Yorkshire has
bought an island in the River Ouse bought an island in the River Ouse
for almost ?50,000. Hook Island near Goole, is inhabited by a
variety of birds and insects. The charity says it's bought thd 19`acre
site to protect the wildlifd for future generations. ?? new line The
owner of the Skegness land train says he'll have to stop operating
the service along the promenade after difficulties in getting a
license. He's just 28, but Tim Lutkin from
Hull has already been nominated for one of the highest awards in his
profession. Tim is a theatre profession. Tim is a theatrd
lighting designer and on Sunday he's up for an Olivier Award for his work
on the West End production of Chimerica. Today, he returndd
on the West End production of Chimerica. Today, he returned to the
Chimerica. Today, he returndd to the Hull theatre where his career began,
Hull theatre where his caredr began, with our reporter Amanda White. Her
with our reporter Amanda Whhte. Her report contains some flash
photography. The Olivier Awards are the real
deal. The big stars, the red carpet, and this year a Hull lad who's lit
up the West End. I was desperate to go to London and be a part of all
that. I thought, me going down there and being part of all that
competition, it's never going to happen. To be nominated, it's just
amazing. It's Tim's work on Chimerica, where light and
projections were used instead Chimerica, where light and
projections were used inste`d of projections were used inste`d of
traditional scene changes, that's earned him an a colleague a
nomination for Best Lighting Design. When he was at school, he loved all
the technical side of things. He did do some bits of acting when he was
young but it was really the technical side he was into. We all
did it together. His dad buhlt scenery and I did costumes with my
friend Jerry, and all the children put shows on at school, and it went
from there, really. Tim started his professional career here at Hull New
Theatre, where he learnt how to bring things to life. It fedls like
being at home, really. It's like a place that I spent three or four
years here. I was more or ldss full`time casual here throughout the
end of my GCSEs and A Levels, and that's why I didn't do very well,
cos I was here instead. Tim, you knew from the off he was into
lighting. He started on spots. When we did shows where they wanted
flashing lights, he was better than some people. He knew what he wanted
to do with it. The nomination puts Tim's name
The nomination puts Tim's n`me alongside North Lincolnshire actress
alongside North Lincolnshird actress Sheridan Smith, who won an Olivier
in 2011 and 2012, but Tim's not letting it go to his head.
Proud of myself, it's not rdally letting it go to his head.
Proud of myself, it's not really my Proud of myself, it's not rdally my
thing. I just get on with the lights, basically! The Olivhers take
lights, basically! The Oliviers take place on Sunday.
A man who's collected 300,000 tonnes of rubbish over nearly 40 years
A man who's collected 300,000 tonnes of rubbish over nearly 40 ydars has
of rubbish over nearly 40 years has been praised by North East
Lincolnshire Council Ian Ligertwood started work as a gardener when he
was 19 before working as a bin man in for the majority of his career.
He's emptied nearly two million bins. The leader of the council,
Chris Shaw, called him a "role model" and an "inspiration". It s it
has changed a lot. Used to be able to meet a lot of people. You
has changed a lot. Used to be able to meet a lot of people. Yot saw
to meet a lot of people. You saw them every week, they looked forward
to you coming as well. Well done to Ian, our star of the night.
Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines. The Culture
Secretary, Maria Miller, finally stands down after almost a week of
damaging headlines about her expenses and her brief apology.
Hull City's owner Assem Alllam says he will appeal against the decision
of the FA to reject his application to change the club's name to Hull
Tigers. A response on that report on the
East Midlands Ambulance Service we talked about. Sony says, it is about
time they entered the operational aspects of the ambulance service.
Lillian says, I live in Boston and was taken last week, the ambulance
response was rapid and I was amazed, and the staff were great as well.
Dave says, we hear of fines been imposed and services for not meeting
so`called targets, surely this means less potential to achieve
perfection, to these people realise how large Lincolnshire is? Katie
says, when I had a severe car says, when I had a severe c`r
accident in January, Iraq within ten accident in January, Iraq within ten
minutes, which happened 30 linutes minutes, which happened 30 minutes
from Lincoln, and the medic`l staff were amazing at calming me down and
supporting me on the journex to supporting me on the journey to
hospital. Thank you. Have a good evening.
Thank you. Have a good evenhng. Goodbye.
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