25/04/2014 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight:

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Bidding for millions of pounds of help as we could have two repaired

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the roads will be fantastic. Usually I have two spend ?600 to fix my car.

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There is still a major problem with the potholes so they need to hurry

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up. It will help, but it will not cover all the costs.

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Lincolnshire County Council says that it needs ?400 million to fix

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all the potholes, east riding County Council need ?200 million. And

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councils who can fix the potholes in creative ways may get more money.

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Lincolnshire County Council are looking at new ways of dealing

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potholes and are trialling a machine which can fill in hundreds of

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potholes a day, as Gemma Dawson reports.

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This giant yellow machine is making its way around South Lincolnshire,

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filling in hundreds of potholes every day. The machinery uses an

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airflow to blow out the dust and rubble. We then inject into the road

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surface, and then we apply a mix at 100 miles an hour and then this

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repair can be trafficked immediately. That is good news for

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motorists who often complain about the state of countryside roads. Last

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year, 50,000 potholes were fixed in Lincolnshire, so it is hoped that

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this machine will help. For six weeks, it has been used by

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Lincolnshire County Council. It is costing the council ?1000 per day,

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but can repair 300 potholes. A traditional road repair team costs

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of 400 per day, but can only fill 80 potholes.

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It seems to deliver what we need which is more productivity and

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potentially more work done the same amount of money. What about the

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impact on jobs? The County Council is to deliver surface `` services.

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The most important thing that we can do is to maintain the roads. We're

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not just here to employ people. This is not about replacing people with

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equipment, this is about getting more jobs done, fixing the road,

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getting the potholes fixed. We need to look at the best way to do that.

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The County Council is now looking at whether to buy one of these machines

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so that they can repair many more countryside roads.

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This is always one of the controversial subjects. We will be

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asking for your thoughts soon. Earlier, I spoke to Edmund King from

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the AA. He says that potholes are a major problem for his members.

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From all our surveys, potholes and fuel costs are the main concerns

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that cause problems and they create problems for the cars and injuries

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for cyclists. This amount of money might sound like a lot, but

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Lincolnshire County Council say that they need to spend ?400 million

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themselves to fix the potholes. It will not go very far. No, it is a

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drop in the ocean. It is estimated that there is a structural

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maintenance back fall of some ?12 billion. So this fund can go in to

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fill some of the deepest and most dangerous holes, but it will not

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address the underlying problems. Do we have to accept that there were

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always be potholes, because this kind of money will not be available.

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We need to have more of a proactive programme. Sometimes just filling in

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the pothole actually leaves a problem in two or three week's

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time. And many have too resurfaced the road or it is a economy.

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People always say the same thing, they said that they paid their road

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fund licence for their roads, not to have their car wrecked. Yes, in my

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own card the suspension was racked, it cost me a lot of money. Our

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patrol so that they are caught out more and more to punctures and

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wheels damaged by potholes. It is a serious problem and perhaps it is

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time that some of our fuel duty was ring fenced to going to road

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maintenance, because it is the number one concern of road users.

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What is your message to the government?

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Our message is that this will become a political issue both nationally

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and locally, because motorists are getting fed up with the state of the

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roads. We would like your thoughts on this.

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Should the government be praised for making more money available, or is

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it just a sticking plaster that does not deal with the problem? What are

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your experiences? How should we deal with potholes? Here is the contact

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information. We will have some of the comments

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just before 7pm. In a moment: A row about shipping

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waste to Denmark from this tiny riverside haven.

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Karl Turner, the MP for East Hull has apologised and cancelled a

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Labour Party fundraising event following a complaint that he

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misused Parliamentary facilities to organise it. He's been accused of

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breaching the rules set out for MPs by the House of Commons. Sarah

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Walton has been following this story. Where has this complaint come

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from? It's been made by a councillor who

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received a flyer inviting him to an event here at The Freedom Centre in

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Hull, called the Hull and Humber Economic Summit, in May. Big name

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speakers listed ` Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, Lord Prescott. But

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Councillor Mike Whitehead, a Conservative Councillor from East

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Yorkshire claims that information was sent from an official

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Parliamentary email account while checks for the tickets were made

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payable to Karl Turner. There's also a complaint that it wasn't made

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clear on the flyer that this was an event aimed at raising money for the

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Labour Party. An official letter has been sent to the Parliamentary

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Commissioner for Standards, and it's being backed by other politicians.

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People like the Shadow Chancellor and the chairman of the local

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enterprise partnership need to consider whether they should be

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attending and speaking at an event which has been mis`sold and which is

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raising funds for the Labour Party and is being organised using

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Parliamentary resources in breach of the rules. What has been the

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response from Karl Turner? Well, I spoke to him a little

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earlier. He doesn't want to give an interview, but we have a statement.

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In the last few hours he's cancelled the event, saying it will be

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rescheduled at a later date. But he also says, "I make an unreserved

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apology for any oversight in allowing my Parliamentary email to

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be used for a fundraising event. It was not my intention to breach rules

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and I will be speaking to the relevant House of Commons

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authorities and taking their advice." He wants to know what the

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most appropriate course of action would be. Meanwhile, the Standards

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Commissioner will now examine the complaint they've been sent before

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deciding if an investigation needs to take place.

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And it is raining heavily there, we will soon have the weather forecast

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for elsewhere. A company proposing to ship waste to

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Denmark is facing fierce opposition from people who live near the

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proposed export site in North Lincolnshire. Last year, Old Ferry

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Wharf Ltd, who are based in Barrow Haven, had to stop handling refuse

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after locals complained of flies and the smell. But now the firm wants to

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re`start operations using a new product, which it claims is

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odourless. Crispin Rolfe reports. They chose to live next door, but

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insist they'd never have moved to Barrow Haven if they'd known their

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timber yard neighbours were going to handle waste. Last year, Old Ferry

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Wharf Ltd stopped operations after complaints about the smell. Now

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James Thurlow and Kathy MacDonald are worried by new plans by the

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company to ship another waste product, despite claims it's

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odourless. It is a real shame, because this is

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a beautiful place. It is a nature reserve here, you have residential

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property is extremely close to the wharf and it is at the end of a tiny

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road. There are much more appropriate facilities, and I know

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that this waste is being handled elsewhere more readily.

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This is where Barrow Haven lies on the shores of the Humber's South

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Bank, just miles from Immingham Docks. And that's solid recovered

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fuel ` dry rubbish which, as the company explained at a public

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meeting, would be recycled and sent from Barrow Haven to a Denmark power

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plant. It is a government approved

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business. What about the smell? We are told that it is more or less

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odourless. A lot of the staff who work there live near the wharf,

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there is no way that we really want to be involved in bringing cargoes

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that are unsuitable. I do not have a problem with what they are doing, it

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is how they are doing it. I want to make sure that there are

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no flies and no smell and It'll be up to the Environment Agency to

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grant a permit here, once plans are submitted.

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That it is well contained. But if it does, the Agency will also have to

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allay local fears that last year's smells won't reoccur, or the company

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turn to alternative products. But what's termed refuse`derived

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fuel is something we're all likely to see more of, with Yorkshire's

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Ferrybridge Power Station soon to embrace energy from waste systems.

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The question then for people on the shores of the Humber is where it's

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appropriate to ship this refuse to and from.

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A man from Hull has been told he'll have to wait until June to leave

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India ` eight months after his arrest. Ray Tindall was working for

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a security company providing anti`piracy protection. He was

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detained with the rest of the crew because of concerns about paperwork

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for their weapons. He says the charges have been dropped, but the

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court won't reconvene until June. Hull has one of the highest rates of

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dog bites, according to new figures. Hospital admissions for dog bites

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are three times higher in the most deprived areas of the country,

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according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre. A animal

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charity in Hull that educates children about dog behaviour says

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owners are to blame if a dog attacks.

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It's understanding how dogs behave. I've just got a puppy and it is so

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much hard work, unbelievably hard work and tiring, and you have got to

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be patient and be a pack leader. People don't always understand that,

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they let their dogs do what they like. Some people train their dogs

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to be aggressive. A lot are in Hull, as a lot of people getting them for

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that reason. Still ahead tonight: Air men and

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women from RAF Waddington exercise their freedom of Lincoln.

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And art on roundabouts ` a sign of things to come.

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Please keep your photographs coming in. Here is the one tonight.

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Typhoon Jet at RAF Coningsby, taken by Paul Linton who lives near

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Beverley. Why am I worried about the paper in

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your hand? It is an e`mail, saying that my nine`year`old son always

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says your favourite weather girl is on, dad, whenever you are on.

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I bet Steve's wife loves you as well. But I have not yet said his

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surname. It will be mixed weather throughout

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the weekend. It will be rain tomorrow, but then

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brightening through the afternoon. Low pressure still persists until

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the middle of next week. On Sunday, it will pick up from the east, a

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lots more cloud. It will be like today but without the heavy rain. We

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have had heavy rain throughout the afternoon. You can see the cloud

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moving up from the south and as we head through this evening, further

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rain will move northwards. You can see that there will be some heavy

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rain spells through there. It will move north throughout the night,

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leaving drier conditions later. Temperatures at eight or nine

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degrees. The sun will rise at eight 30s `` 5:37am tomorrow. Here are the

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tides. Tomorrow will have a lot of the dry weather, but then another

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band of rain will move in from the South West. A wet morning, with a

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breeze, but it will move to the North. Brighter spells, sunny spells

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throughout the day. It will remain cloudy for the longest in the

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north`east, but it will even get brighter that later. But if you

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sharp showers through the afternoon. Temperature wise, not as warm as it

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was earlier this week, but the highest should be 13 degrees. On a

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Sunday, a lot of cloud around, quiet on Monday, then more unsettled

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weather later in the week. I am sure that the boy is enjoying

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that. They've served their country in

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warzones around the world, but today RAF staff from Lincolnshire were

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thanked by people living on their doorstep. Service personnel from RAF

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Waddington marched through Lincoln to mark the anniversary of being

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given the freedom of the city. Simon Spark reports.

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The sky may have been grey and wet, but the city of Lincoln was a vision

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of RAF blue today. Almost 150 men and women from two armed flights

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marched with bayonets fixed, flags flying and drums beating.

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I think it is important for the area, because RAF Waddington is part

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of the area. We are very proud of them. It makes me proud to watch

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them. My son is marching with them, so we have come to see the parade. I

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wish it would have been better weather.

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This is RAF Waddington exercising its right to the freedom of the

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city, a right that was granted 55 years ago to the day. And with the

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noise and spectacle that brings demonstrated today it's not

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something that goes un`noticed. The rain has come down, but

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everybody has been addressed so smartly. 55 years ago, RAF

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Waddington was given the honour of the Freedom of Lincoln, and that is

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something we are very proud of today, because we are proud of our

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local community links. It is important to have that relationship

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with the military, so that they support us when we are away on

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operations. Many of RAF Waddington's men and

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women have recently returned from operations from Afghanistan and

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throughout the world, but today was a different show of strength, the

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strength of its relationship with the people of Lincolnshire.

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We've had a big response to new figures which show a street in

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Lincolnshire has one of the slowest broadband internet speeds in the

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country. People on Station Road in Swineshead have to download web

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pages nearly 30 times slower than the national average. But another

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part of the county ` Malvern Close in North Hykeham ` has one of the

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fastest broadband speeds. Thanks for your responses on this.

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Angus on Twitter says: "I live in Boston and my broadband is terrible.

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But Terry in Woodhall Spa asks simply: "Did the country not

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function before we had computers?" Thanks for all of those.

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Hundreds of Scunthorpe United fans will be heading for the South West

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this evening ahead of their vital match at Exeter. A win for United

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tomorrow could be enough to earn promotion to League One. Our Sports

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reporter Simon Clark is already there.

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Welcome to Saint James 's. It is from here that the manager will be

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controlling the team tomorrow. The scenario for Scunthorpe is simple.

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If they win here, they are promoted into League One. Even a draw should

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be good enough, because the goal difference is superior to their

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rivals. So, how have they got to this point? Wilcox thinks it is

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because of the signings of the four new players. He says that they have

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been the backbone of this season's success.

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Marcus Williams is another one. We have four or five players here with

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great experience. You also have people who were promoted last season

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from different clubs. That experience has helped the rest of

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the group. This is what it is all about, this

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is the hottest ticket in town. Hundreds and hundreds of fans will

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be coming to look at this piece of turf here, hoping for a piece of

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history. Hull City goalkeeper Alan McGregor

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could be fit to play in next month's FA Cup Final. Goalkeeper Alan

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McGregor ` who was injured at West Ham last month ` won't take part in

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tomorrow's league game at Fulham. But he has now returned to training

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and could be back for a trip to Wembley.

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He is making a desperate effort to be fit for a couple of weeks' time

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and I am not going to stop him. But physically he has three broken ribs

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and a damaged kidney. He is doing his best to see if he can be fit.

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BBC Radio Humberside will have commentary of Hull City's trip to

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Fulham on FM.Coverage starts at 1:30. Scunthorpe's trip to Exeter

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will be on AM and on digital and the match kicks off at three o'clock.

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Grimsby Town's game at Braintree is on Digital and the website.

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And Lincoln City's final game of the season against Barnet is on BBC

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Radio Lincolnshire. For most of us, a roundabout is just

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something we have to drive around on the way to work, but people in East

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Yorkshire are about to see them in a different light. Themed art work is

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being installed on roundabouts in the area to encourage civic pride.

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Jill Archbold reports. If you found yourself navigating

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your way to Beverley, there are a few signs you're on the right

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tracks. And, as you head to the coast, a suggestion the real

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shimmering blue isn't too far away. East Yorkshire council want to

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improve more roundabouts like these with artworks.

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It is all about pride and identifying a special area. We have

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?34,000 worth of sponsorship, so the cost is cost neutral.

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It is hoped that this art will give an identity to places that you drive

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into. Here, windmills. But they have some way to go if they want to be

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known as some of the best in Britain.

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This real windmill roundabout near York was once awarded "most

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beautiful in Britain" by a man who enthuses about the country's best.

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It gives any local council with local pride to put a garden or a

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work of art, and it would attract visitors.

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But there's a knack to getting art the right way round ` this one in

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West Sussex caused problems when drivers thought decorative sheep

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were real. But do people in the East Riding think it's a good idea?

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When we go to France on holiday, the roundabouts are amazing. It puts us

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to shame. It makes the area looks much better. It brightens up the

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area. It's been said some islands have an

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attractive power ` it's yet to be seen if these can attract more to

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visit the East Riding. If you have a story that you think

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that we should know about, then contact us.

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Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines: The

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government forces Royal Bank of Scotland to reduce the size of

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planned bonuses to staff. All of our local councils say

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they're going to bid for a share of a new multi million pound fund to

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help fix potholes. Tomorrow's weather: Rain during the

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morning, but brightening with sunshine and a few showers during

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the day. A maximum temperature of 13 degrees Celsius.

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A very big response on the subject of potholes. Margaret says, will you

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please tell me where our road tax goes? We pay millions in and we get

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very little out. I mentioned earlier that a lot of people say that.

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Stewart says, why should those others do not own cars pay for

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potholes through council tax? Increase car tax so that they can

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pay for it. Another person says, councils blame the potholes on the

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weather. I am sick of excuses, after all the money that we pay, and

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potholes are so dangerous. And another person says, stop moaning

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and look where you are going. And one more, someone says if the

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government stops spending money on the high`speed rail, they could use

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the money on potholes. And after neglecting the roads for years, we

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now face the problems of catching up.

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Thank you for watching. I will see you on Monday. Goodbye.

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