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a woman has been arrested after three of her children are found dead
at their home in South Good evening and welcome to BBC Look
North. The headlines: A council cash bailout for the theatre that's run
into financial problems. This is a really brave and
courageous decision. I might go to London to see a West End show, but I
don't rarely think about it up here. And, a campaign to prevent wind
turbine construction on a World War Two crash site.
We are at Heathrow for the tnveiling of this 76 metre sculpture made in
Hull. And, hundreds of fans queue for
tickets to see Hull City in the FA Cup final. We were here at 1am,
straight from work. I have been queueing all night. It is well
straight from work. I have been queueing all night. It is wdll worth
queueing all night. It is well worth it. It has been another sprhnglike
it. It has been another springlike day today, but will it last? Join me
for the detailed forecast. Good evening. One of Hull's best
known theatres has been bailed out after finding itself in financial
after finding itself in fin`ncial difficulties. Hull Truck has been
given ?400,000 by the Arts Council and Hull City Council. ?300,000 is
coming from the arts Council. The authority says it will have more
control over the theatre to ensure it doesn't run out of money in the
future. Hull Truck is expected to have an important role to play when
Hull becomes City of Culturd in 2017. Jo Makel reports.
It was the scene of jubilant celebrations when Hull heard it had
been made the city of culture for 2017. Hull Truck Theatre is seen as
central to the regeneration and investment it is hoped that status
will bring. But, the theatre's will bring. But, the theatrd's
management says it needs extra cash to ensure it can play its p`rt. This
is a modern building with running is a modern building with running
costs. The amount of money ht costs. The amount of money ht
actually takes to make a show is what the funding is for. We have had
to slim down a little bit on the amount of work that we can actually
produce so that we stabilisd amount of work that we can `ctually
produce so that we stabilise a bit. produce so that we stabilise a bit.
It is about taking for the future. It is a theatre with a national
reputation. Its most recent reduction, a taste of Honey, exceeds
its financial targets. But lanagers its financial targets. But lanagers
say it needs more productions like this and say that historically it
has been underfunded. It is among a national list of theatres which get
arts Council England money, but says he gets one of the lowest alount.
Figures for the next financial he gets one of the lowest amount.
Figures for the next financial year shows Hull Truck getting more than
?500,000. The Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough is getting more than
?600,000. But, is the theatre attracting the audiences? Wd
?600,000. But, is the theatre attracting the audiences? We asked
people in Hull the last timd they people in Hull the last time they
went to Hull Truck. We have never been. Why not? We seldom go to the
theatre. We like going to London to see a West End show, but I don't
even think about it up here. I have never been in my life? I have no
interest, I'll be honest. Hull Truck's youth Theatre is showcasing
young writers tonight, and lore community projects like this will be
key to the theatre's future. The City Council has asked for a
key to the theatre's future. The City Council has asked for ` revised
business plan in return for its extra investment. Some councillors
are concerned. I do see that they could be asking for more money, but
I hope they see this is an expensive sticking plaster and realisdd this
sticking plaster and realised this is an important time to comd
sticking plaster and realisdd this is an important time to come up
sticking plaster and realised this is an important time to comd up with
a better business model to find alternative funding. There hs
a better business model to find alternative funding. There is a lot
alternative funding. There hs a lot of emotional investment in this
theatre, but this is a time when local authorities are trying to find
new ways of running leisure facilities. The City Council also
needs to find guarantees that it is needs to find guarantees that it is
worth the money. Joining me now is a counsellor,
deputy leader of Hull City Council. Some people watching might think
this is a lot of money to b`il out a this is a lot of money to bail out a
theatre. Is that unfair or `ctually theatre. Is that unfair or `ctually
quite accurate? I think it is unfair quite accurate? I think it hs unfair
because Hull Truck is a significant part of the whole cultural landscape
and we need to make sure it's a voice for the future. But there are
no blank cheques here, and going forward, we need to make sure they
have the right business plan to be sustainable. So, at a time when the
council is cutting back on libraries, it is losing jobs, the
hands`on history museum is going, people will be surprised th`t
hands`on history museum is going, people will be surprised that you
people will be surprised th`t you can find ?100,000 for a theatre that
a small percentage of counchl a small percentage of counchl
taxpayers actually use. But he also found money for the Hull school
music service, and money to sustain and keep all our museums. It is not
just about council facilities, but just about council facilitids, but
about the voluntary sector in just about council facilities, but
about the voluntary sector hn the about the voluntary sector in the
city. We have invested heavhly about the voluntary sector hn the
city. We have invested heavily in the arts and culture in the city.
Would it be almost cruelty to see one of the country's top thdatre
one of the country's top theatre companies just go? It would, because
out of London there are few theatre companies that people have heard of,
and Hull Truck is one of those. They need to ensure that some of those
people you spread to earlier on to get involved and come to thd
get involved and come to the theatre. Yes, the council s`ys
get involved and come to thd theatre. Yes, the council says in
theatre. Yes, the council s`ys in the statement that they want more
control on programming changes. Would that mean less of the Tempest
and more What No Pyjamas? It shouldn't be one size fits `ll. We
need to make sure that people are willing to go to Hull Truck and feel
it is their theatre to get hnvolved it is their theatre to get hnvolved
with. But there is a reason we are the City of Culture for 2017. Hull
City Council spends the fourth largest amount on culture and arts
in the country, and that is something we should be proud of.
in the country, and that is something we should be proud of At
something we should be proud of. At the nub of people attending the
theatre is dropping, so thex have theatre is dropping, so thex have
got to change the programming to make it more appealing to those who
don't go. Absolutely, but you have to bear in mind there has been
don't go. Absolutely, but you have to bear in mind there has bden a
significant recession in recent years. People have had less
disposable income and Hull Truck has not been immune from that recession.
not been immune from that rdcession. Do you think it has been managed
badly? We have sought some assurances that it will be better
managed in future, and we have but one of our own finance officers on
the board to ensure there is extra financial rigour added for the
future. Thank you for coming in tonight.
Do you think the council were right to give Hull Truck the bailout?
Perhaps your job is under threat at the authority ` would you r`ther
Perhaps your job is under threat at the authority ` would you rather the
money was spend safeguarding its services? Should the council have
just stayed out of this and left Hull Truck to sort itself ott? Do
Hull Truck to sort itself out? Do get in touch with your thoughts
In a moment: Plans for Scunthorpe United to make a quick move to a new
multi`million`pound stadium. People living near to the site of a
crashed World War II bomb in North Lincolnshire are asking a whnd farm
and penny to reconsider plans to develop there. It is claimed that
the wreck of a Lancaster bolber develop there. It is claimed that
the wreck of a Lancaster bolber and the remains of two crew members lie
buried in a field where art eg wind power plans to build six new
turbines. They'll add to what's already here.
Six more wind turbines outside Crowle. But it's where just one of
them will be built that concerns Trevor Barker. He fears the
developers REG Windpower will disturb a World War Two bomber's
crash site, and two Australian disturb a World War Two bomber's
crash site, and two Australian crew members whose bodies were ndver
members whose bodies were never recovered. The Lancaster is in the
field between the two bushes. I am very concerned that we don't
interfere with that Iraq at all. Is interfere with that Iraq at all. Is
this just a question of sayhng no interfere with that Iraq at all Is
this just a question of saying no to this just a question of sayhng no to
wind turbines? No, deftly not. It is a question of having respect. Seven
men died in all as they flew their Lancaster bomber back to nearby
men died in all as they flew their Lancaster bomber back to ne`rby RAF
Lancaster bomber back to nearby RAF Sandtoft in April 1945. Thex
Lancaster bomber back to ne`rby RAF Sandtoft in April 1945. They were
probably the gunners, the mid`upper and the rear. Earnings are
commemorated on a memorial, but they have no known grave. Maurice
commemorated on a memorial, but they have no known grave. Mauricd Parkin
remembers the crash. He was ten at the time, and insists the shte
the time, and insists the site should be left alone. One of the
lads that died in their celebrated his 21st birthday the night before
at my parents home. I do believe that it was his mother that used to
come once a year and bring ` bouquet come once a year and bring ` bouquet
of flowers. So, what chance that their final resting place will be
respected? Whether that means they'll
accommodate local wishes relains to be seen. But the hope in Crowle is
that if more turbines are built here, they'll leave this resting
place undisturbed. Have local people got enough of a
case to stop this development happening? Probably not. At least
when you turn to the authorities happening? Probably not. At least
when you turn to the authorhties in May on may not be concerned, for
example the Commonwealth War Graves commission told me they would not
automatically consider a crash commission told me they would not
automatically consider a cr`sh site to be a war grave. The Ministry of
Defence are also in agreement with that. They say that, on the whole,
they would only make an objection they would only make an objection
when it came to a development that would look to obscure any current
would look to obscure any ctrrent operations like radar, for instance.
operations like radar, for hnstance. It does rather look like locals are
wholly reliant on the company's goodwill, if of course they get
planning permission. Two renewable energy providdrs
planning permission. Two renewable energy providers in
East Yorkshire have been given government contracts to provide
subsidised power. Dong Energy, which is already building a wind farm off
Withersea, will provide electricity from a new site 100 miles off
Grimsby. Drax has been given backing for part of its conversion from a
coal burning power station hnto a biomass plant.
They'll get at least 15 years of subsidy to provide green energy.
subsidy to provide green endrgy The tidal surge in December last
year caused ?8 million of d`mage The tidal surge in December last
year caused ?8 million of damage to year caused ?8 million of damage to
roads and infrastructure in Lincolnshire. Councillors and
emergency planners are meeting Lincolnshire. Councillors and
emergency planners are meethng in emergency planners are meethng in
Boston this evening to assess what lessons can be learned.
We must continue to invest hn protection. We must continue
We must continue to invest in protection. We must continud with
flood defence and raise peoples awareness. We must persuade them to
take these warnings seriously when they are given, and we must continue
to build resilience to this kind of event in the future.
Thanks to everyone who got hn touch Thanks to everyone who got in touch
over travellers who'd been camping in Skegness over the Easter weekend.
Chris in Hull says: A huge sculpture that was m`de at a
family run factory in Hull has taken centre stage at the world's busiest
airport. It's one of the biggest sculptures ever constructed in
Europe and could be seen by a billion people. At 260 feet long,
it's bigger that a jumbo jet and had to be transported from Hull to
London in small sections. Anne`Marie Tasker was at Heathrow to sde it
Tasker was at Heathrow to see it unveiled.
It has been for years from conception to completion, and today,
Slipstream was officially unveiled. The artist, Richard Wilson, designed
this huge sculpture, mirrorhng the flight of a stunt game, but it was
actually constructed by a tdam of 60 actually constructed by a team of 60
metalworkers in Hull. We have had almost four years of working,
crunching numbers, cutting letal, welding and what all the processes
to assemble it up in the air on these four of the 11 columns that
support the roof. So we have support the roof. So we have
Slipstream, and it is a babx being Slipstream, and it is a baby being
born today. The statistics for this sculpture are pretty impressive. It
is 76 metres long, it weighs 7/ times and it is made up of more
is 76 metres long, it weighs 7/7 times and it is made up of lore than
500,000 individual pieces. But it is only when you stand next to it like
this that you start to get an idea this that you start to get an idea
of just how huge it really is. Slipstream began life as 23 massive
pieces built at CSI International. It then left Hull, heading down the
motorway to be assembled at Heathrow. There has been a strong
sense of pride from start to finish. It is nice to see the unit going up
and all the activities that are no longer visible, which are in bedded
within the final result. And, with the world's media here todax, and
within the final result. And, with the world's media here today, and 20
million people expected to see it every year, it will be quitd
million people expected to see it every year, it will be quite an
every year, it will be quitd an advert for Hull's artistic
achievements. I came out of the left, and I was just completely
blown away. It is the most wonderful sculpture. It just gives you
blown away. It is the most wonderful sculpture. It just gives yot that
sense of pride, really, that something like that has been made in
Hull. The terminal will open to the public in June when the first of an
estimated 1 billion people will see the sculpture made in Hull.
That is a great story. Still ahead tonight: The local pilot who who's
become one of the top stunt flyers in Europe.
We have got some amazing stunt flying pictures coming up in a few
minutes. We are just a few days away from a
new comedy where a BBC weatherman gets sacked.
And the weather for the region: it has been another lovely day. We
managed 17 Celsius in Lincoln, 3 Fahrenheit.
Tonight will be cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain spreading
north`eastwards, clearing l`ter outbreaks of rain spreading
north`eastwards, clearing later with mist and fog patches developing in
places. The coast will see ` scene places. The coast will see ` scene
missed later in the afternoon. Over the weekend it turns very unsettled.
Tomorrow looks like a nice day. You can see the cloud coming into the
south`west. Has been some r`in can see the cloud coming into the
south`west. Has been some rain in south`west. Has been some r`in in
Boston over the last few hours. Boston over the last few hotrs.
Longer outbreaks of rain for a time overnight, but it will be f`irly
overnight, but it will be fairly fragmented, this weather front, and
will play most parts by dawn. There will be some low cloud, mist and fog
left in its way with temper`tures around nine or 10 Celsius, so
another mild night to come. The sun rises in the morning at 5:42am. Any
fog and low cloud will break up through the morning. Pleasant
conditions, bright with sunny spells. One or two showers could
develop through the afternoon. Later, there is a hint of some scene
missed beginning to push into coastal areas. `` sea mist. Cooler
along the coast and inland. Friday will be cloudy and cooler. The
weekend and much of next week looks unsettled.
They are top of the league and heading for promotion, but hf their
chairman gets his way Scunthorpe United will also have a new home.
Peter Swann has been explaining to supporters why he wants the club to
move into a brand new ?18 million stadium only 25 years after their
existing home was opened. Otr sports existing home was opened. Our sports
reporter Simon Clark has more. It was a packed room last nhght
reporter Simon Clark has more. It was a packed room last night, and
not a single football was khcked. not a single football was khcked.
More than 200 fans hung on dvery word from the chairman Peter Swann
as he detailed new plans for the stadium. It would, he says, cost ?80
million paid for over ten ydars Although he could not confirm the
location, it could open as darly Although he could not confirm the
location, it could open as darly as next year. It is a secret in a way,
but we have to wait for the planning to go in and confirm everything. But
to go in and confirm everything But there are exciting plans. The people
we are working with our great there are exciting plans. The people
we are working with our gre`t to work with, and hopefully the
we are working with our great to work with, and hopefully thd next
work with, and hopefully the next three or four weeks it will come to
before. This is where United hope to play in the not too distant future.
A ground and facility offering play in the not too distant future.
A ground and facility offerhng a match day facility better than what
is on offer now. It was a message fans welcomed. It looks good to me.
It really, really does. It hs very positive. We know now where it will
be, though he didn't tell us directly. This will be Scunthorpe's
third stadium. The first was the famous old Showground. In 1988,
Scunthorpe trailblazer when Princess Alexandra opens Blandford P`rk,
Alexandra opens Blandford Park, England's first new stadium for 40
years. Now, Peter Swann likens England's first new stadium for 40
years. Now, Peter Swann likens his vision to bother United's Stadium,
who are now attracting upwards of 8000 rounds in `` fans in ldague
8000 rounds in `` fans in league one. We hope we can make our ground
as individual as we can. It is a very individual steel `based
project, which we are excited about. project, which we are excited about.
Scunthorpe United feel they are a club on the move, and if they
Scunthorpe United feel they are a club on the move, and if thdy get
club on the move, and if they get something this Saturday, not long
from now, it could be coming back to a home like this.
Dozens of bands camp outside a home like this.
Dozens of bands camp outsidd the KC Dozens of bands camp outsidd the KC
Stadium as season`ticket holders got the chance to secure that sdats
Stadium as season`ticket holders got the chance to secure that seats at
the FA Cup final at Wembley. Will and his dad are first in line.
Jez has been waiting for 14 hours. A bit cold, but it is well worth it.
It is the first time the cltb bit cold, but it is well worth it.
It is the first time the cltb has ever reached the final of the FA
Cup. Some of these people have ever reached the final of the FA
Cup. Some of these people h`ve been here since the middle of the
Cup. Some of these people have been here since the middle of thd night.
here since the middle of the night. But they are all here queuehng round
the corner, already for when these doors open in just one minute's
time. And, finally, they had their reward. Well worth the wait. I can
go home to bed now. A ticket is guaranteed for every season pass
holder, but those that succdeded today can now relax and dream of cup
today can now relax and dre`m of cup glory.
Lincolnshire's Tom Bennett hs glory.
Lincolnshire's Tom Bennett is one of the top aerobatic pilots in Europe,
entering competitions in front of thousands of people across the
world. He spends his spare time practicing his flying at Wickenby
airfield near Lincoln as Sarah Corker reports.
Flying at speeds of 250 miles Corker reports.
Flying at speeds of 250 milds an hour, rolls, twists and turns ` all
against the clock. This is `ir against the clock. This is `ir
racing. In the cockpit is Lincolnshire's Tom Bennett, seen in
action here in Croatia. It is action here in Croatia. It hs just
really great fun. It is the position, flying quite close
really great fun. It is the position, flying quite closd to
pylons and getting in the track, position, flying quite close to
pylons and getting in the track and pylons and getting in the track and
trying to be the fastest. His efforts earned him a second place in
Red Bull's Challenger Class ` a series set up to develop future
talent. Let's hear it once again series set up to develop future
talent. Let's hear it once `gain for talent. Let's hear it once again for
Tom Bennett, the second placed man. Tom's based at Wickenby airfield
near Lincoln. And flying runs in the family. My dad was a pilot before I
was born. The moment I found that out, I was infused with it. It is a
massive passion for me. I would make all the model aircraft, go to a
training cadets. A career p`th that led him to work as a commercial
pilot and instructor before trying his hand as a stunt pilot, ` day job
his hand as a stunt pilot, a day job that involves navigating through a
slalom course of inflatable pylons with judges watching for prdcision,
with judges watching for precision, and his parents watching nervously.
Initially it was quite worrxing and his parents watching nervously.
Initially it was quite worrying. I Initially it was quite worrying. I
did a little bit of aerobathcs did a little bit of aerobathcs
myself, but only at a very basic level. I did understand what he was
doing, but he quickly got completely beyond me. His mum worries more
doing, but he quickly got completely beyond me. His mum worries lore will
beyond me. His mum worries more will stop she frets a bit with hhs
stop she frets a bit with his vertical manoeuvres at high speed.
Maneouvres he'll be performing vertical manoeuvres at high speed.
Maneouvres he'll be performhng at Maneouvres he'll be performing at
his next race in Poland in July ` a hobby that's developed from playing
flying games on the computer as a kid ` to a full time job as one of
the world's best aerobatics pilot. We would love to see him flx through
the Humber Bridge. Well done to We would love to see him fly through
the Humber Bridge. Well dond to Tom, amazing flying there.
Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines.
A mother is arrested after three of her children are found dead. They
are all thought to have had a life limiting condition.
Hull City Council defends a cash bailout for a theatre that's run
into financial problems. There is a reason that we are the
city of culture and some figures published this week show that Hull
City Council spends the fourth largest amount on culture and art in
the country. That is something we the country. That is something we
should be proud of. Tomorrow cost macro weather, a mostly fine
should be proud of. Tomorrow cost macro weather, a mostly find and
bright day with top temperatures in the afternoon reaching 15 Celsius.
Response on the subject of Hull Truck Theatre. Steve says, " if this
place isn't making money thdn Truck Theatre. Steve says, " if this
place isn't making money thdn close it. I don't want my council tax use
on non`entities closed. ". David says, " cheap at half the price. We
says, " cheap at half the price We have driven up from Lincoln for many
a performance. " Jason says 100 thousand pounds could have gone to
business rate reductions or potholes, we already have a theatre
in the city. Thank you for your comments. Good evening.