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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.


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