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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight: The
parents campaigning for barriers along Lincolnshire's roads, after
their son died when he crashed into a ditch. We need to make sure this
never happens again so no other family goes through what my husband
and my family has been throtgh. A and my family has been through. A
call for more powers to movd travellers on after 70 caravans set
up camp over the bank holiday. up camp over the bank holid`y.
New technology has transformed BAE New technology has transforled BAE
in Brough. And the sports fan who is getting
And the sports fan who is gdtting married but has a difficult decision
to make. And a detailed forecast shortly
Good evening. The parents of a teenager who died says there should
be more barriers to protect people at the sides of roads. Peter and
Stella Roberts found their son's car, upside down, near Coningsby
last October. Their comments come after three cars have ended up in
ditches across Lincolnshire, in recent weeks. Gemma Dawson hs
ditches across Lincolnshire, in recent weeks. Gemma Dawson is there.
Near Boston. These ditches ` Near Boston. These ditches `
problem? `` White the stitches. There are of drain its ditches
around the roads. `` drainage ditches. They can present a problem,
pedigree for motorists. Peter and Stella's son James never
celebrated his next birthday. They found his car upside down in a ditch
near to their home six months ago. It was awful, it is still awful, the
pain is unbearable. There are so many unguarded areas, the degree
many unguarded areas, the ddgree where that turns in the road, with
no lighting `` particularly where there are turns. For one person to
die is bad enough so we need to make sure this never happens agahn. So
sure this never happens again. So nobody makes `` so nobody goes
through what my family has been through. But in the last two weeks,
three cars have ended up in ditches, in separate incidents, across
Lincolnshire. Figures from the Lincolnshire Road
Safety Partnership show that over the last five years, 30 cars have
been found in water`filled ditches in the county. Five of thosd cases
resulted in serious injuries and in three cases, either the driver or a
passenger died. We have had a number of collisions and we have c`rried
out extensive work on those areas. And sometimes, safety fences. In
reality, it is not always practical. I first met Andy last November,
after he'd helped another motorist who had ended`up in the ditch
opposite his house, near Boston They have added markers all the way
along, and chevrons. Five months on, he was happx
along, and chevrons. Five months on, he was happy to show
Five months on, he was happx to show me the signs and markers that
me the signs and markers th`t Lincolnshire County Council has just
installed here. To be fair to the Council, I was critical it took a
while, but they have done a good job and hopefully it will make `
difference. But James' parents would like to see more signs and barriers
near ditches, to prevent further deaths.
Gemma joins me now. Will thdre deaths.
Gemma joins me now. Will there be Gemma joins me now. Will there be
more signs and barriers installed near ditches in Lincolnshird?
more signs and barriers installed near ditches in Lincolnshire? That
near ditches in Lincolnshird? That is what the parents of James would
like and there are some barriers. Markers have been installed here to
alert drivers to the deep dhtch next alert drivers to the deep ditch next
to the road. It is up to thd county council and the Road safety
partnership to decide where to install these features and they do
that based on the amount of traffic using the road and the numbdr and
using the road and the number and severity of crashes. So there are
markers, chevrons and signs here reminding drivers to take c`re.
Thank you very much. In a moment: Scunthorpe's unbeaten run edges them
closer to promotion, but it's an anxious wait for fans.
It was good, but I was very nervous, especially in the last ten linutes.
I have fingernails, just about! It has become a regular Bank Holiday
occurrence, groups of travellers setting up camp in Skegness. This
weekend saw around 70 carav`ns and weekend saw around 70 caravans and
led to claims from some bushnesses that they were forced to close. The
local council has denied claims that they were forced to close. The
local council has denied cl`ims that local council has denied claims that
it knew about the travellers' plans and now says it needs more powers
from the government to deal with the situation. The caravans have now
left, but the row about whether they cause a problem or not conthnues.
cause a problem or not continues. Jessica Lane has more.
The car park is clear now, the 70 caravans have left. It took council
workers most of the morning to tidy up. And some businesses say that is
not the only impact the travellers had. There has been no passing
not the only impact the travellers had. There has been no passhng trade
had. There has been no passing trade here, people who had bought and
people have come, I am glad to say, but people who turn up have not come
to this end of the reserved. `` Although others in the town centre
were not aware of any problems. Resort. They came here for food and
it was all right. They sat and it was all right. They sat `nd
talked to me and they were good as Gold.
This isn't the first time travellers have come to Skegness. This was the
same car park last August. So some think the council should take
action. One local business owner did say that if travellers are going to
keep coming here, more should be done to make it easier for everyone.
For instance, a permanent w`ter For instance, a permanent w`ter
supply in this car park, bigger dustbins so they have more places
for their rubbish, and that backfield could be opened so that
our more car parking places. We are not providing water point, ht is not
a site for travellers, it is a car park. The plan was to move them to
the backfield on the Saturd`y park. The plan was to move them to
the backfield on the Saturday but the backfield on the Saturday but
when we arrived, the caravans when nose to tail and there was no one
person we could speak to to organise for them to be moved. The council
says it didn't have prior warning the travellers were planning to
come, and that it would only have come, and that it would onlx have
been able to move them on with a court order, which it couldn't get
until today, by which time, the travellers had left of their own
accord. And with bank holidays coming up in
May and August, it will lobby the government so it has more powers if
this happens again. Ryalla Duffy speaks on behalf of the
travelling community in Lincolnshire. I started by `sking
her why some travellers think they can just turn up unannounced and
stay in a public car park. That are various reasons why
That are various reasons whx families might have an unauthorised
encampment. `` there are. F`mily issues, a funeral, work needs, not
or nationally, we have a shortage of permanent and transient sitds across
the country and the family for families. What do you say to those
who think travellers make a mess? As in this case. And they feel they
intimidate people. Sometimes, the settled population are apprehensive.
settled population are apprdhensive. But it can be through fear and
negative stereotypes and because they don't know the travellhng
they don't know the travelling families involved. Or the travelling
families don't help themselves by their actions. I have no spdcific
cases of travellers behaving incorrectly. Turning up on land, in
incorrectly. Turning up on land in a public car park, that is not
right. It is not right therd is such right. It is not right there is such
a shortage of authorised sites for travellers. If you wore in a
situation where 20% of the Traveller population are homeless, yot
situation where 20% of the Traveller population are homeless, you have
population are homeless, yot have the community in place `` in places
that are not appropriate. `` if you are in. Do you think we judge
unfairly? I think the only time travellers hit the headlines is when
something negative happens, and I think so much of the lifestyle
something negative happens, and I think so much of the lifestxle that
think so much of the lifestyle that is positive is not recorded and it
is not brought to the wider community in the media. And your
message to those watching who do complain about travellers? My
message would be, work with your local authority to identify a
suitable transient site for travellers in your area and this
problem will disappear. Thank you very much.
Let us know what you think `bout Let us know what you think about
this story. Should councils be doing more to accommodate travelldrs,
especially over Bank Holiday periods? And can they do more to
stop travellers staying in places illegally? Your experience of
travellers, do you welcome them or not, and why?
We will have some of those in 20 minutes. The family of a 16`year`old
boy from Lincoln, who died `fter a boy from Lincoln, who died `fter a
crash on Good Friday, say he showed crash on Good Friday, say hd showed
'incredible levels of kindndss, love and care'. The other person who died
was 70`year`old Jean Thomas, from Mablethorpe. This road, near
Driffield, was closed for most of the day following a crash bdtween
Driffield, was closed for most of the day following a crash between a
the day following a crash bdtween a car and a lorry. A woman from the
car was airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary.
Miners at Kelllingley Collidry, Infirmary.
Miners at Kelllingley Colliery, near Miners at Kelllingley Colliery, near
Goole, have voted for a gradual closure of their own pit. UK Coal
balloted more than 700 miners, warning the mine would shut
instantly if they didn't support an 18`month staged closure.
Health campaigners and union leaders say they are not surprised that the
former Chief Executive of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trtst
former Chief Executive of Htll and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust has
suddenly left his post. An interim boss has replaced Phil Morldy,
suddenly left his post. An hnterim boss has replaced Phil Morley, whose
boss has replaced Phil Morldy, whose three`and`a`half years in charge
were punctuated by controversy, not least when he dressed up as Superman
in a staff video. Our health correspondent, Vicky Johnson,
reports. When Phil Morley took over `t the
hospital trust in 2010, he had the serious job of making savings of
?100 million over five years. But it is this spoof video, urging staff to
take more exercise, that he will be remembered for. This did not go down
well with some staff or health campaigners. He did that when
well with some staff or health campaigners. He did that whdn people
campaigners. He did that when people were waiting to know if thex had
were waiting to know if they had lost their jobs, whether departments
at the hospitals were going to be closed. So very tacked us. ``
tactless. In a statement to staff, and leaked
to Look North, he said his decision to leave the organisation was a
personal one, adding: his ddparture personal one, adding: his ddparture
comes two weeks before a report is published. Union leaders say they
expect it to be critical of his management style. Some senior
managers have made complaints and they have gone to the Health
Authority. We are not aware if they have investigated those complaints
but we are aware complaints have been made. Phil Morley admits he
feels a sense of unfinished business but it is unlikely the new board
will adopt controversial aspects of his management style through a
difficult time ahead. Thank you for watching.
Still ahead tonight: The sporting dilemma, when the teams you support
all play their biggest matches at the same time, on the same day. I am
absolutely devastated about it because it has made a perfect
weekend a bit of a shambles! That is about made 17. Keep your
pictures arriving. `` May 17th. That is a stunner, sunrise at
Cleethorpes. Did you speak? No! I had a very pleasant week. Dhd you? !
Jackie wants to know if there will be snow this year? That is an
interesting question becausd on June interesting question because on June
2nd in 1975, Lancashire versus Derbyshire was called off, so never
say never. I was getting into that story, is that it? These ard the
headlines. Skies will be brighter tomorrow
with warm sunshine. This weather with warm sunshine. This weather
front will not arrive until tomorrow night. Showers may develop hn
front will not arrive until tomorrow night. Showers may develop in the
night. Showers may develop hn the afternoon but Wednesday will be a
better day. It could not do much worse. Cloud brought rain this
morning but skies have brightened in the last couple of hours, jtst
morning but skies have brightened in the last couple of hours, just a
couple of showers. Essentially, all parts should become dry. A bit of
low cloud and mist in places. Lowest temperatures, seven, eight Celsius.
The sun will rise in the morning at 5:44am. If you are up early, it
could be great with low cloud. 5:44am. If you are up early, it
could be great with low cloud. `` grey. But we should see good spells
of sunshine in the day. Temperatures rise quite nicely, just a couple of
showers are possible. But the emphasis is on a good deal of fine
weather. A much better day, with 13 in Bridlington. 17 is expected in
Lincoln and around the Wash. Rain to come on Wednesday night. A wet start
to Thursday morning. But the to Thursday morning. But thd
afternoon should I do not nhcely. Fogg first thing Friday. `` should
brighten up nicely. The weekend looks very unsettled.
This says, I am writing to xou, Peter, in case he is on holiday
Peter, in case he is on holhday gain! She has got you sussed out!
Nice to have you back. Thank you! It is hoped new technology could
lead to expansion at the BAD factory lead to expansion at the BAD factory
in Brough. The aircraft maker lead to expansion at the BAE factory
in Brough. The aircraft makdr says in Brough. The aircraft makdr says
there are more job opportunities, there are more job opportunities,
thanks to its new role as a centre for research and development. BAE
has been hit by heavy job losses in recent years, but as our business
correspondent Paul Murphy reports, correspondent Paul Murphy reports,
there is now a sense of optimism at the site in Brough.
Danny is a new breed of work in Billy two, a former apprenthce and
Billy two, a former apprentice and now a specialist engineer who
designed the computer engineers now a specialist engineer who
designed the computer enginders used designed the computer enginders used
to fly the Hawk jet. `` is a new to fly the Hawk jet. `` is ` new
breed of workers in Brough. It is an old airframe but the software makes
it a successful platform. Aircraft manufacturing here goes back nearly
100 years went in 1916, an `viation 100 years went in 1916, an `viation
paneer, Robert Blackburn, opened his factory. British aerospace took
charge in the 1970s. At the height of aeroplane building in the 1970s
of aeroplane building in thd 19 0s and 1980s, around 5,000 people have
been `` were employed but there have been difficult times recently. In
2011, nearly 900 posts closed. been difficult times recently. In
2011, nearly 900 posts closdd. This 2011, nearly 900 posts closed. This
was eventually reduced to 500. Recently, in all aircraft h`ngars,
state of the art laboratories have state of the art laboratorids have
been built. `` in old aircraft been built. `` in old aircraft
hangars. 800 people working here on manufacturing. The great hope is
software development for the manufacturing. The great hope is
software development for thd future. software development for thd future.
The mission control systems which fly these aircraft. This is the
first time cameras have been allowed into this facility, home to a team
of 85 software specialists. The emphasis is more on the technology
we put into the Jets. We design, develop and write the softw`re
we put into the Jets. We design develop and write the software that
develop and write the softw`re that the pilot uses as his primary aid
for training and for flying the aircraft. Every day, you get to do
something new and it is a challenge, but it is really interesting work.
Nearly half the work still hnvolves Nearly half the work still involves
physically making components but an increasingly important part of any
aircraft is the digital rain and that is what is hoped is the future
for that fact true. `` for the factory. `` digital brain.
Thank you for that report. The former US tennis Open finalist Greg
Rusedski is to become the coach of teenager Kyle Edmund. The
19`year`old, from Tickton, near Beverley, has recently broken into
Beverley, has recently brokdn into the world's top 300 and has been
mentored by Rusedski for sole the world's top 300 and has been
mentored by Rusedski for sole time. The pair are currently in Italy,
where Kyle is playing in a Challenger event.
Hull City striker Yannick S`gbo has Hull City striker Yannick S`gbo has
escaped a ban for his alleged escaped a ban for his alleged
support of the controversial Quenelle gesture performed by West
Brom's Nicolas Anelka. Sagbo has though been fined ?15,000 for an
aggravated breach of FA rules and aggravated breach of FA rulds and
warned about his future conduct. It means he will be able to pl`y
warned about his future conduct It means he will be able to play in the
means he will be able to pl`y in the FA Cup Final next month.
Scunthorpe United stand on the brink of promotion to League One, after
continuing their unbeaten run of promotion to League One, after
continuing their unbeaten rtn over continuing their unbeaten rtn over
Easter. Victory on Saturday at Exeter City will confirm thdir place
and could make them champions. Our sports reporter, Simon Clark, looks
at the prospects. It feels like the Promised Land is
near and they may already h`ve near and they may already h`ve
enough points. How fitting that in this game against Oxford, Sparrow
should get the crucial goal. Two games left and six points to play
for, we have to do it and wd can do for, we have to do it and wd can do
it. Very nervous, especially the it. Very nervous, especiallx the
last ten minutes. I still have last ten minutes. I still have
fingers, just about. You wotld not fingers, just about. You wotld not
expect this at the start of the season. As long as we get promoted,
it does not matter if we lose. As I walked round this ground, btmping
into smiling faces, people really happy, that translates into everyday
life so really good for Scunthorpe. This morning, with the leading sides
This morning, with the leadhng sides winning yesterday, this is how the
table is looking. United on course for promotion and the champhonship
for promotion and the championship as they go to a Exeter City, one of
two games left. We are five points clear of Fleetwood, not sure about
the other scenarios. I know if we have another win, we guaranteed a
point which might be enough, but we will enjoy this win first. Grimsby
secured their play`off to go within kissing distance to another trip to
Wembley. And this happened in the conference North for Boston who had
a 2`0 win. In rugby league, Hull FC scored
seven tries to leave London Broncos still waiting for their first Super
League win of the season. Ftll`back Jamie Shaul and half`back Jordan
Rankin both scored two tries in the forty points to four win. Coach Lee
Bradford praised his players, as they bounced back after thehr
Bradford praised his players, as they bounced back after their derby
they bounced back after thehr derby defeat last week.
Hull Kingston Rovers had to travel to the South of France for their
match with Catalan Dragons. After being 16`nil down, they then took
the lead twice, before eventually losing 37`24.
Tens of thousands of sports fans in Hull are busy making plans for May
17th. They will have to choose between watching Hull City play
Arsenal in the FA Cup Final at Wembley and Hull KR versus Hull FC
in the Magic weekend in Manchester. But for one fan, there are `dded
complications which could mean his weekend ends in chaos, as C`roline
Bilton reports. Sports fans in Hull will be faced
with a dilemma. Do they what should Hull in their first FA Cup Final at
Wembley or see Hull FC at the Magic weekend in Manchester? Two games on
the same day and at the samd time. the same day and at the same time.
For Ian, it could potentially ruin his stag do. I already knew there
was a good chance I would not be going to the final but I did think
at least I would see it, I would be with my friends and we would watch
the rugby and the football, perfect. They have the tickets and the hotel
is booked. Ian and his 16 friends are going North, but his excitement
has been tarnished. Do we bother going to the rugby, do we watch
has been tarnished. Do we bother going to the rugby, do we w`tch the
going to the rugby, do we watch the football? We do not know, I am
devastated about it because it has made a perfect weekend a bit of a
shambles. I feel sorry for him because he has been looking forward
to this for a long time, he has his best friends together in one place,
some people are travelling from all over. It is a shame it has taken the
shine off it. The RFL have refused to comment. The Football Association
say... Ian 's friends say they will stand
by him whatever decision he makes. At a man known for being indecisive,
this is a conundrum like no other. `` but for a man.
If anybody else has a dilemla about If anybody else has a dilemma about
that weekend or anybody is getting married on that date, we wotld like
to hear your stories. Let's get a recap of the national
and regional headlines: Aftdr ten and regional headlines: After ten
months, David Moyes is sackdd as manager at Manchester United. There
is a call for barriers alongside roads in Lincolnshire to stop cars
crashing. Tomorrow's weather: A grey start in places, slowly brightening
up, with sunny intervals developing. Most places dry, although an
isolated heavy showers is possible. Top temperature, 17 Celsius.
We were talking about travellers in Skegness, Mark says, if you or I had
parked in the car park, we would have been fined. Nobody minds
travellers, it it is the mess they read behind. Matt says, the lady you
were speaking to is talking rubbish, there are sites with spaces. In
Lincoln, that 30, 40 spaces but only a couple of caravans. `` there are
a couple of caravans. `` thdre are 30. This says, I get dragged to
court if I drop litter. I would do if these travellers paid ?6 each day
for car park charges? `` I wonder. Could the council, to an arrangement
about a cost of renting out the car park for the weekend? `` cole to.
park for the weekend? `` come to. Skegness would get extra income and
a regular rent from travellers. Carol says, I wish I could have
stayed somewhere free over Easter and left my rubbish behind for the
Council to clean`up! Fat chance! Have a good evening.
Some people don't think real change in Europe is possible.
Some people don't think real change is necessary.
Some people don't think it's worth fighting for.
and give you the final say with an in-out referendum in 201 .
have made Britain's economy stronger and more competitive.
a record number of people in work. And we're predicted to be
the fastest-growing economy in the G7 this year.
We're working through our long-term economic plan at home
and we'll work through our plan to deliver real change in Europe too.
David Cameron, backed by a strong team of Conservative MEPs,
has taken action to stand up for Britain.