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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.
The headlines tonight: A campaign against fracking in East Yorkshire
despite assurances that no drilling is planned. Residents demand
answers. Della mac we have real concerns about what is going on, you
can't get any answers from anybody. Fighting back after flooding: The
coastal attractions who say they're ready for visitors.
The Parents of a boy hurt after falling from a moving coach remain
by his bedside. The exhibition revealing how a
stately home in North Lincolnshire helped treat First World War
casualties The fine weather continues. But it looks like a
chilly night. More later in the programme.
Campaigners opposed to fracking have defended organising a series of
public meetings in East Yorkshire despite assurances that there are no
plans for fracking in the area. Rathlin Energy is test drilling at
sites near Walkington and Aldborough but insist this is for normal oil
and gas extraction. So why are campaigners worried well this map of
our area shows that large parts of East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire have
already been licensed for shale gas extraction, the black areas. In the
red areas more licences will be auctioned in the summer. Supporters
say it could mean cheap energy bills but there are fears about the
environmental impact of the fracking. In a moment we'll hear
from Rathlin Energy but first Leanne Brown has this report.
The first test they want to do is the mini fall`off test, and in the
industry this is also known as the mini`frack.
At a meeting last night, the message from campaigners and residents was
clear: They don't want fracking in East Yorkshire.
Whatever Rathlin say they are doing about fracking, they are still
looking for oil, and it is not what we should be doing, we should be
investing in renewable energies. It is wrong even if it is not fracking.
We have concerns about what is going on. We can't get any straight
answers from anybody on both sides. Nobody seems to know what is going
on. These big multinational companies
have a very poor reputation for doing what they say they are going
to do. Basically, I don't believe them.
But Rathlin Energy, who have been drilling for conventional oil and
gas in the area for the past year say they are not fracking and have
no intentions of doing so. The MP for the area says it just wouldn't
happen without a full consultation. If there is to be fracking in this
area, then any company would have to seek a licence from the Environment
Agency and go through a whole series of environmental tests, as well as
get planning permission. So there is no way that fracking can happen in
this area without full public consultation and the full process
being gone through. Just to reassure viewers, there is no way it can be
snuck through the back door. So what exactly is fracking? Well,
it is a process whereby water mixed with chemicals and sand is pumped at
high pressure into cracks in the rock, releasing that valuable gas.
Hey John, we got any fluid yet? So why is the process so
controversial? Well, in America, there were claims that it had caused
gas to escape and get into the water supplies. And in this country, it is
thought that test drilling in Blackpool may have caused an
earthquake. People have very strong feelings about it. Today, a
protester climbed up a drilling rig in South Yorkshire. Anti`fracking
campaigners say they just want to warn people about the potential
dangers and are holding a series of meetings this week. Are you just
scaremongering? We are not scaremongering. If
anything, the case is understated. What people need to do is get on the
computers and do a web search for what is actually going on in the
countries where people are experiencing fracking at the moment.
Once it has started, it will be very difficult to stop.
Rathlin say they have done everything they can to reassure the
public. Campaigners say there are no guarantees for the future.
No they will not. The term mini`frack is not an accurate term.
The fall`off or de`fit test is designed simply to apply water
pressure to the shale. The shale is not our primary objective at all. We
are here to explore, and we hope to develop conventional oil and gas
sands. Greenpeace are saying this is a
Trojan Horse to creep into this area without stirring up local
opposition. I mean, unless there were riches underground, you
wouldn't be there would you? This is totally untrue. We are a
conventional oil and gas exploration company. We have made it clear to
everybody, including people representing Greenpeace, that we
have no intention of carrying out any fracking exercises on either of
the sites we are working on. So can you say, hand on heart, that
there will not be any fracking on any of the site regardless of what
you find underneath with these mini`tests?
There will be no fracking at either of these holes regardless of the
tests we carry out. After we finish the process of pressure testing, we
will be filling the bottom of the wells with cement and abandoning
them and the shale, which will be underneath that level, and it will
be literally out of reach of anybody. And we won't be carrying
out any further work there. So you haven't found riches
underground? We drilled two wells last year. The
results of drilling have encouraged us to the point of wishing to test
further the conventional sandstones, those are sandstones which, if they
do contain oil or gas, would not require any further stimulation.
How do you allay the fears that people have of methane setting taps
on fire, property devalued, earthquakes?
Well, I don't want to go into the details of methane setting taps on
fire. That is completely disconnected of anything to do with
oil and gas drilling, whatever people may say. Our activity is
taking place from 1.8 to two kilometres beneath the land's
surface. We have drilled and completed two wells, which are ready
for testing, and neither will be used for any sort of fracking
activity. Our sole activity interest is in the conventional sandstones
which we believe do have a potential to produce commercial oil or gas.
So, from your company, absolutely no fracking in East Yorkshire?
Absolutely no fracking under any of the programmes we are currently
working on at all. As to what will happen in the future, I have no
idea. But we certainly have no intention of carrying out any
fracking activity in these wells. Mr Montague`Smith, good to talk to
you tonight, thank you. Thank you.
Let us know what you think about this story. Do you think that
fracking will eventually come to East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and,
if it does, will that be a good thing if it reduces fuel bills or
are you worried about the environmental impacts?
In a moment: The family of a teenager killed by an undiagnosed
heart condition call for more young people to be tested.
Two of the east coast's best known nature reserves say they hope to
attract thousands of visitors in the comings weeks, despite the
devastating damage caused by last winter's tidal surge. Both Spurn and
Gibraltar Point suffered extensive flooding. Our Business Correspondent
Paul Murphy is at Gibraltar Point this evening. How optimistic are
they at the nature reserve that they'll attract those tourists?
They are anticipating large numbers of visitors, a small army of
volunteers has spent the winter months clearing all the debris of
the beach here. One of the consequences down here has been the
loss of the visitor centre, and that is a big concern for everyone
involved here. The visitor centre at Gibraltar
Point is normally buzzing with activity at this time of year, but
such was the damage caused Wayne Robertson Academy so I have
come here to do my own photos, because I'm teaching this to my
AS`level children. Coastal erosion, tidal surge.
The walks are lovely, and of course the open spaces. We like open
spaces. Skegness lost its excellence status,
which is better news for Bridlington in East Yorkshire, which has an
excellent beach. They are delighted in the town.
It all sends the right signals to people to come along to the coast
and come and see what is happening. I mean, there is a lot going on on
the coast, it is not just about the beaches, but certainly having the
water quality in place is an important... It is important. We
need to assure parents that everything is safe for them. And so
come along and enjoy. There is the final mote of warning for anyone
venturing out within the next few weeks. The cliffs on the Holderness
coast in particular should be avoided, because they have been made
unstable by the tidal surge in December. Thank you Paul for that.
People working at Kellingley Colliery near Goole have been given
a week to vote on plans for a managed closure of the pit. The
government say the mine has no long term future ` and have offered a
loan to help close it down in stages, over eighteen months. More
than a thousand people have signed a petition calling for the pits to be
saved. Owners UK Coal say without the deal, insolvency would be
imminent. Our only option here is 18 months.
Not all of us will get there, my job will go, many others will go, some
of us will be able to work for 18 months, our suppliers will be paid,
our customers will be paid, and all of us will get better redundancies.
Or, if we vote no, we just close it immediately. So we would enter
liquidation with immediate effect in the next few days.
The funeral of a doctor from Lincoln who drowned on holiday in Tenerife
will take place tomorrow. Barratee Ravi`Kumar died along with another
British woman after being "dragged into the sea by a wave". It's
thought they'd been trying to rescue some children.
The family of a teenager from East Yorkshire who died suddenly from an
undiagnosed heart condition is calling for a national screening
programme to help protect young adults. Fifteen year old Josh Fell
from Hornsea died three years ago. In the UK, 12 young people every a
week die from undiagnosed heart conditions, and in 80% of those
cases there've be no outward signs or symptoms. In Italy, by law, every
young person involved in sport is screened. Simon Spark has been to
Hornsea and has this report. This is life as normal as it can be
for Richard. At work within the family business. But his spare time
is devoted to making sure that other families do not have to go through
what they have. In 2011 the lost their 15`year`old son Josh Fell to
sudden adult death syndrome. He collapsed playing football. It is
three years on. It just seems like it was yesterday. For the past two
years the family have organised charity football match is to help
raise money to provide free heart screening for 14 to 35`year`olds. At
this event at the start of maybe have been struggling to fill the 200
spaces available. They would like to see a national screening programme
for all young adults. Womack if Josh had the chance for an EC the then he
may still be here. We cannot see where the problem is. 12 young
people by per week. At the moment the screening is done through a
charity, cardiac risk in the young. We would like for fit and healthy
young people to be offered the choice to be tested. We are working
towards that. In Italy they have shown a reduction of 89% in these
steps after a national screening programme took place. Tristan has
been to a previous screening. It is not their fracking at all. You get
the results there and then. The next event is in Hornsea on the 10th and
11th of May. Still ahead, the parents of a boy
who was injured after falling from a moving coach remain tonight by his
hospital bedside. And the First World War medics who helped save
soldiers laid at the stately home in North Lincolnshire.
It is quarter to seven. This photograph was taken by Martin
Standley. Thank you very much, Martin. So many messages after your
suggestion of going to London. Many un`broadcast double!
I was sent what's two. People saying they would take me if you didn't!
The ball is in your court. Some fine weather on the cards for the next
day or so but high pressure does dominate for the next few days,
making any weather fronts very weak. Once again the sunshine will begin
on the chilly, frosty zero. As I mentioned, high pressure dominates
through the next few days, lovely weather tomorrow and actually warmer
in some spots. It will be cold on the coast, more of a southeasterly
breeze. On Thursday the high`pressure moves in and it will
allow the week whether fronts to push across us. We will have more
cloud through Thursday, there was very little clout today. Still quite
chilly in places, but inland people up to around 13 degrees.
Temperatures will quickly drop off this evening, long clear spells in
the fine evening but a very chilly one once again. We are expecting a
touch of frost with temperatures in the countryside of around two or
three degrees. The sun will rise in the morning at 6am, setting again
just after 8pm tomorrow evening. The next high water in Hull will be
7:47pm. A chilly start to the day, frosty in places but the
temperatures will recover. There will be plenty of sunshine and we're
looking at lovely day. Long spells of sunshine and the clouds could
slip into the North through the afternoon. Temperatures will be
above average for that time of year, especially on the coast. We will
have a southeasterly tomorrow so warmer air, 14 or 16 degrees. It
will be cloudier on Thursday, some spots of rain but Fein on Saturday
and Sunday. I think you are like studying
trouble, to be honest. Did you see the sunset at 6pm last they?
I doubt! And I knew that was not right.
One reviewer said the sun was blinding her in the garden!
Concentrate on the weather! See you tomorrow.
The parents of boy from Lincolnshire who fell from a moving coach onto a
main road have thanked people for their prayers at what they say is a
"deeply distressing time". Sebastian Goold, who's nine and from near
Stamford fell from the coach near to Kings Lynn on Sunday. Tonight his
parents are at his bedside in Addenbroke's Hospital. Kim Riley is
there, what's the news from the hospital this afternoon.
The use is quite simple, that nine`year`old Sebastian Goold
remains in a critical condition after suffering those very serious
injuries to his head at his legs. He is a member of Stamford rugby club
and the parents have been overwhelmed by messages of support
from the world of rugby. Sebastian Goold had been heading
home with team`mates from the club after taking part in a mini rugby
treatment. He fell from the main door of the double`decker coach when
it was heading along the key 47. In a statement released by his parents
today, they said, The courts, operated by Hamilton 's
cultures of Rothwell in Northamptonshire is now in a breeze
pound being examined by officers and experts from the driver and vehicle
standards agency, the focus is the main door around the middle of the
coach from which Sebastian Goold Phil. The police say he was among a
group of boys queueing to use the toilet. This was next to the door.
If there are any witnesses, please call in and ask to speak to me or
the serious collision investigation team. If you were in the area
travelling towards the a 47, the main road, anyone who saw anything
these collars on that number and ask for me or the serious collision
steam. There were 30 passengers on board at the time, 20 children and
ten adults. We learned yesterday that Sebastien's mother is actually
travelling in her car, a number of cars were going in convoy with the
coach and it is suggested she might have actually seen the moment her
son fell from the coach. I can confirm that neither she nor her
father, nor his father, actually saw the event.
Our thoughts are with the family. We will continue to follow that study.
Thanks to everyone who got in touch after Hull City secured their place
in the club's first ever FA Cup final. It's after they beat
Sheffield United 5`3 in an eight goal thriller at the weekend. The
Tigers face Arsenal at Wembley next month. Twenty five thousand tickets
will be made available for Hull City supporters.
Some of your comments on this one. Mark from Beverley says "Great
result for Hull, but what a shame there's a 90,000 stadium capacity
yet Hull City only get allocated 25,000 tickets. Arsenal and Hull
should both get 40,000 a`piece." David says "Hull City barely took
25,000 for the semifinal. Sheffield United took many thousands more.
It's actually a better allocation than Arsenal are getting considering
they get almost 60,000 fans every week at home."
After fears of closure, an elite Lincolnshire football centre will
remain open for at least another 12 months. The Women's Centre of
Excellence, run by the Lincolnshire FA, had its licence up for renewal.
However the decision over which counties would get the new licences
has been postponed. Grimsby Town could improve their
chances of promotion tonight when they face Halifax at Blundell Park
tonight. You can hear commentary on that game on Radio Humberside. The
build up is underway on Sports Talk and kick`off is at 7.45. Organisers
of the Beverley folk Festival have announced that Chas and Dave will be
performing. The duo have been reunited since 2011. Barbara Dickson
will also take to the stage, and going back to her roots as a folk
singer. Last year thousands turned up to watch the proclaimers.
It's never been told before, but now the story of the First World War
soldiers who were cared for at a stately home near Scunthorpe is part
of a new exhibition. Nurses at Normanby Hall cared for more than a
thousand men injured in the trenches. Amanda White has more.
There has not been one morning when you have been in your bed. In my
story and winding you up? The new BBC Drama Crimson Field
tells the story of nurses battling to save lives on the front line
during the First World War. If men like these survived their journey
home to hospital some were lucky enough to enjoy their final weeks
and months of convalescence here at Normanby Hall. Generations of the
Sheffield had used these silk drawing rooms for entertaining. When
it came to World War I it was convalescing soldiers. This is Lady
Sheffield, she was the common done. The lady of the house at the time.
It was common for her to take over the role of common done. Every
soldier 's name is recorded in this book, a unique record that tells the
story Normanby Park Auxhillary Hospital. Of it would have been a
lovely place for the soldiers to get better. Some are a long time. That
way to test how nice it was. In its first year 25 men were cared
for here, by the end of the war every reception room was given over
to beds for 75 convalescing soldiers. Here we have the actual
beds used by the patients when it was a convalescent hospital. And
here you have the uniforms worn by the patients. As you can see, blue
with red ties. That was done so they could not escape the hall to go for
drinks. Behind us we have the blinds which are a thousand hundred 40
patients who came through this hospital. Frederick William Rush
came here more than once, sent back to the front line and returned with
more injuries. He was discharged from the Army to the rooms and that
was a gunshot wound to the chest, a gunshot wound to the right arm and
fit, left leg and back in the amputation of the right arm.
Miraculously, he and many others who came here lived a long life all
thanks to the care they received. It is five minutes to seven.
Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines. Ukraine
begins military action against pro Russian gunmen in the East of the
country. Anti fracking campaigners target East Yorkshire despite
reassurances that its not planned. Tomorrow's weather: A Chilly start
with sunshine through the morning, turning increasingly hazy later.
Feeling warm with highs of 15C. A response on the subject of
fracking, Tony in Headington says these data needs to get real. All
through the ages we have had people trying to stop progress. Andy said
maybe people would be happier with a wind farm. Make your mind up or get
used to no power or heating. Martin says interesting to hear residents
say we should invest more in renewable energy. Better then put a
wind farm on their doorstep. This point fingers at those morning.
James says fracking is controversial because we do not know what damage
this will do to the. Chris says, is this not a case of not in my
backyard? This country needs gas and oil in the situation in Crimea
issues. Fighting for watching. Goodbye.