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Don't give to beggars, the police warning that many aren't holeless
and are pocketing hundreds of pounds a week.
I'm in Grimsby where the police there's been a rise in complaints as
many beggers take home more than some people earn in a week.
Celebrating promotion ` Scunthorpe United say they're still on the up.
As local TV services struggle in London, Grimsby's new service says
it's not at risk. And the antiques trade in
Lincolnshire which is being revolutionised by technologx.
Lincolnshire which is being revolutionised by technology. It has
been a lovely day today, will at last for the following week? Join me
for the details shortly. Good evening.
It can be worth more than ?050 a Good evening.
It can be worth more than ?150 a day It can be worth more than ?050 a day
to some but Humberside police officers insist they're now tackling
the issue of begging in North East Lincolnshire. Charities say there
are around two hundred people in the area who have no permanent address
area who have no permanent `ddress but police say most people who beg
are spending the money to fund drink or drug habits. Instead thex're
or drug habits. Instead they're asking people to to donate to
charities who work with the homeless. It follows a rise in the
number of complaints about beggars in Grimsby and Cleethorpes. Sarah
Corker reports. If you saw someone in the street
begging would you give them money? I'll was chucked in the quahnt. It
is just me. I go and buy them on is just me. I go and buy them on
McDonald's, that is true. I don t, because half of them are getting
benefits. I have given monex because half of them are getting
benefits. I have given money in the benefits. I have given monex in the
past and I continue to do so. That's why Humberside Police is urging
people to say no to beggars here in Grimsby. They say it's not `bout
punishing the needy but making sure help gets to those who really need
it. It is not funding them to live, it is funding their habits of drug
or alcohol. We certainly know one chap who got ?160 a day in coins. It
is not On Patrol ` officers come across a woman they know well.
Unheard of. They say she's not homeless and is on benefits. You
know you cannot sit here begging. Round the corner they find @nthony `
he denies begging. But says in the past he's had a drug problem. It is
very hard. My feet are pleading That is because I get wet. I get
kicked out of the public tohlets kicked out of the public toilets
when I try to get unwashed. `` get unwashed. That help and support is
on offer at this Homeless Charity. It is getting behind the reasons
on offer at this Homeless Charity. It is getting behind the re`sons why
It is getting behind the reasons why they are on the streets. It could be
because they have substance and alcohol issues. They might not have
anywhere to go. They are trying alcohol issues. They might not have
anywhere to go. They are trxing to anywhere to go. They are trying to
get some extra money to get somewhere to live. While shop owners
do have some sympathy for those like Anthony ` they say begging hs
Anthony ` they say begging is affecting business. They sip their
intoxicated and fall asleep half the time. It is not good for business.
`` the fit their intoxicated. There are alternatives for the holeless
`` the fit their intoxicated. There are alternatives for the homeless to
are alternatives for the holeless to make a legitimate income. Selling
the Big Issue or performing to earn as a busker. I see myself as an
entertainer, not a beggar. So the message is if you want to hdlp
entertainer, not a beggar. So the message is if you want to help those
message is if you want to hdlp those trapped in poverty ` then instead of
giving hand`outs donate to homeless charities Sarah is in Grimsby this
evening. What impact are the beggars having
on traders in the town centre? There are four of five beggars th`t worked
are four of five beggars that worked their way around the town cdntre.
are four of five beggars th`t worked their way around the town centre. We
their way around the town cdntre. We have the shopping centre here and
the main high street further down. The problem is beggars sit hn
The problem is beggars sit in doorways and ask people for money
and sometimes intimidate customers. While begging is illegal, it does
not carry a police term. People are putting up posters in windows asking
people to donate to charity instead. Charities have said they will
provide extra beds for the Mormons provide extra beds for the Lormons
here in Grimsby. Thank you very much indeed. We will ask for your
thoughts in a moment. Earlier I spoke to John Gall. He was
begging on the streets for six months and a bus shelter was his
home, but now he helps others who are in a similar situation. I asked
her wiki distinction between genuine beggars `` professional beggars and
those in genuine need. It is difficult. I would assume anybody on
the streets was out there to make money for a habit. Giving money to
our beggar does not help anyone, you our beggar does not help anxone you
are better giving the money to a charity. Your money will do some
good somewhere then. We hear that some people can get ?160 and half
Eddie, that is profitable? I some people can get ?160 and half
Eddie, that is profitable? H know Eddie, that is profitable? I know
beggars in London who are m`king beggars in London who are m`king
more than that. Last year in Lincoln, the police said 65$
more than that. Last year in Lincoln, the police said 65% of
Lincoln, the police said 65$ of beggars are not homeless. What about
those people out there just to feed drink and drugs? We are taking money
drink and drugs? We are takhng money from people who could be getting
that money to a reputable charity like ourselves. As far as I am
concerned, most of them will not be homeless. I spent ten years living
on the streets on London and met people who were going home to a
lovely flat at late. So thex are lovely flat at late. So thex are
conning people? Basically, yes. Then conning people? Basically, yes. Then
the genuine ones, miss out? There are charities for the genuine ones.
There's probably no need for anyone to beg in Britain today if they use
services provided. These people getting money for a drink and drugs,
what do you think of them? To be honest, I prefer not to mix with
them, I never mixed with them honest, I prefer not to mix with
them, I never mixed with thdm when honest, I prefer not to mix with
them, I never mixed with thdm when I was on the street. My charity has a
policy of we are not beggars, we work for what we do. The people out
there taking money for nothing, work for what we do. The people out
there taking money for nothhng, I there taking money for nothhng, I
have no time for them at all. Should we give money to beggars when we see
them in the street? Now, I repeat, give it to reputable charithes. Use
give it to reputable charities. Use those charities. If you givd money
those charities. If you give money to people on the streets, they tend
out of ten it will end up on alcohol or drugs `` drugs. By them `lcohol
or drugs `` drugs. By them alcohol `` by them annual by all me`ns. Buy
them a meal. Let us know what you them a meal. Let us know wh`t you
think. Should the laws be tougher. Let us know what you think about
this story. Do you give mondy to this story. Do you give money to
beggars in the street. Should the laws be tougher to stop people
begging? Four RAF Typhoons have left their
base in Lincolnshire to spend four months patrolling the skies over the
Baltic states for NATO. They'll months patrolling the skies over the
Baltic states for NATO. Thex'll be Baltic states for NATO. Thex'll be
based in Lithuania alongsidd aircraft from Denmark and Poland.
Around 100 RAF personnel including engineering and logistic support
will also be stationed at the military base in response to rising
tensions with Russia over Ukraine. Services have been held in North and
North East Lincolnshire in remembrance of workers who have lost
their lives. Vigils were held in Grimsby and Scunthorpe as part of
Grimsby and Scunthorpe as p`rt of Workers' Memorial Day ` an annual
event that aims to raise safety awareness in the workplace.
Shorter opening times in museums and asking companies to run leisure
centres are just some of the asking companies to run leisure
centres are just some of the ideas being discussed by Councillors in
Hull to save money. Hull City Council says they have to m`ke
Council says they have to make savings of ?48 million over the next
two years. People are now bding two years. People are now bding
asked for their views on how museums and leisure centres should be run.
The trust which runs Lincolnshire hospitals has been praise for the
information it gives to hospitals. It has been given a quality mark by
the information standard, for the third year.
The chairman of Scunthorpe Tnited ` The chairman of Scunthorpe Tnited `
Peter Swann ` says he'll do all he can to ensure the club build on
their promotion. The Iron sdcured their place in league One despite
losing at Exeter City ` a g`me which losing at Exeter City ` a game which
ended a 28 match unbeaten rtn. losing at Exeter City ` a g`me which
ended a 28 match unbeaten run. Now ended a 28 match unbeaten rtn. Now
they can focus on trying to win the League Two championship on Saturday.
Our sports reporter Simon Clark was there. The rain fell and thd
champagne corks popped. They there. The rain fell and the
champagne corks popped. They had lost a game but won promotion. It
was a strange but wonderful afternoon. The fans were gl`d they
afternoon. The fans were glad they had made the journey. Over the
moon, over the moon. Get in there. Absolutely brilliant. Long journey
home but it does not matter. We got here in the end. Now we will
celebrate. Over the moon. Now I hope we push on and get the championship.
Scunthorpe struggled in this match and deserved to be behind. The ever
dependable slams slow, will have nightmares about this but no
matter, their closest rivals were out of the promotion race and that
gave everyone a list, especially the manager. We would like to thank the
support and everybody assochated support and everybody assochated
with the club. Today, he is planning ahead. He aims to be employdd
with the club. Today, he is planning ahead. He aims to be employed in the
Turnbull and the Chief Scout. He has to make sure the structure hs
right. We're just trying to redevelop the club as well. It has
been difficult times and hopefully we will the club forward. The new
season will bring big names to the club. Barnsley will be playing in
league one next season as skewed Birmingham City or Doncaster Rovers,
both are in the relegation dogfight. We will people come in and support
the game the club and we're really looking forward to it. `` wd will
have people. The players, m`nagement and fans of Scunthorpe United
have people. The players, management and fans of Scunthorpe Unitdd can
and fans of Scunthorpe United can already look forward to the league
one fixture list. Sheffield United will be here and so also cotld be
will be here and so also could be archrivals Doncaster Rovers.
Great day for Scunthorpe. More pictures before the end of the
programme. And they'll be more pictures from
Exeter celebrating Scunthtorpe United's success on tonight's Late
Kick off. BBC One at 11.25pl. Kick off. BBC One at 11.25pm.
Still ahead tonight: Lincolnshire's antique trade becomes one of the
fastest`growing businesses. It has been revolutionised by e`colmerce.
been revolutionised by e`commerce. Some of the customers come from the
other side of the world. Lincoln Cathedral with the sun
setting. Taken by John Nickson. Well done to him.
Good evening. How are you? You were spotted by several people
sunbathing this lunchtime. @t You were spotted by several people
sunbathing this lunchtime. @t least you did not have your shorts on. I
you did not have your shorts on I was on a high`level meeting really.
You need to stop those three was on a high`level meeting really.
You need to stop those thred are You need to stop those thred are
lunches. Let's look at the headline. Not bad. We will see a lot of low
clouds and a grey start in places but it will turn greater litre.
Coastal regions could have low cloud on and off. `` turn greater litre.
`` brighter later. Further west, on and off. `` turn greater litre.
`` brighter later. Further west a `` brighter later. Further west a
lovely end to the day rates and warm. Overnight we will see that low
cloud mist and fog slipping over lines. Some drizzle along the coast.
Temperature up to eight Celsius The Temperature up to eight Celsius. The
sun will rise at around 529 EN. ``6.28am. Generally speaking, a
cloudy start. Perhaps part of Lincolnshire affected by low cloud
through the day. The odd shower. Lincolnshire affected by low cloud
through the day. The odd shower. It looks like a mostly dry day. Let's
look at the top temperatures. 1617 look at the top temperatures. 1 17
down this western slice of the region. The grey start on
Wednesday. It brightens up later. Thursday may turn out to be a cloudy
and wet day. Hopefully the sunshine will return in time for the bank
holiday weekend. You look lhke twins holiday weekend. You look lhke twins
with Darren Bent. See you tomorrow. Grimsby's local TV station says it's
certain it's popular with local audiences despite news that a
similar station in London h`s had audiences despite news that a
similar station in London has had no similar station in London h`s had no
viewers at all for some of hts programmes and there are questions
over the funding of local TV. Estuary TV management say they're
not concerned about the futtre and not concerned about the future and
will continue to produce programmes which people in North East
Lincolnshire want. Jessica Lane has more.
In their TV studios in Grimsby. Estuary staff say it's business as
usual. We know our local alia Estuary staff say it's business as
usual. We know our local alha inside usual. We know our local alha inside
out and we have people on the ground. We will build a strong
creative industry in this paper ground. We will build a strong
creative industry in this p`per `` in this area. The BBC trust also
pays a company called Comux ?25 million to manage and run the
network of local TV stations. In a statement, the BBC Trust said
`in late January, the Trust was made aware of allegations about the
financial affairs of Comux and aware of allegations about the
financial affairs of Comux `nd we financial affairs of Comux and we
are currently undertaking an audit. Since our investigation beg`n
are currently undertaking an audit. Since our investigation began we
have not made any further p`yments have not made any further p`yments
to Comux. Estuary TV is one of nineteen
to Comux. Estuary TV is one of ninetedn of the
Estuary TV is one of nineteen of the first phase of local TV stations.
Phase two includes thirty more, including in York and Scarborough.
Could those now be at risk? I do not think so although there may be a
delay in the short term while the BBC trust and the auditors work out
what is going on. But could THOSE now be at risk?
London's local TV station h`s it's own problems. One of its programmes
has had no viewers at all on eight occasions. So what do people
has had no viewers at all on eight occasions. So what do peopld in
Grimsby think of Estuary? I think it is great for the area we have a
local television station. It shows things which are going on. Anything
things which are going on. @nything which can give Grimsby boost and put
it on the map. Estuary has a twelve year lhcense to
broadcast. And staff say they Estuary has a twelve year license to
broadcast. And staff say thdy hope broadcast. And staff say they hope
to keep going long after th`t. broadcast. And staff say thdy hope
to keep going long after that. If to keep going long after th`t. If
you are in the Grimsby area, and you watch estuary, you might want to let
me know. Thanks to everyone who got hn touch
about a multi million pound fund to fix damaged roads across East
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Local councils are bidding for a share of
the money with the government saying it's determined to improve the
nation's roads. But many local authorities say the money won't be
enough to solve the problem. Thank you very much for all your tweets
and comments after the programme many of you got in touch with your
views and experiences. On Friday nights.
Thank you very much indeed for all of those.
Hull City are virtually safe from Hull City are virtually safd from
relegation in the Premier League. relegation in the Premier League.
The Tigers scored twice latd relegation in the Premier Ldague.
The Tigers scored twice latd on to snatch a draw at Fulham. That point
means that ` to be mathemathcally means that ` to be mathemathcally
certain ` they need one draw from their last three games. We still got
three games to go, to be in this position is wonderful. We h`ve a cup
position is wonderful. We have a cup final to look forward to whhch is
final to look forward to which is not easy to keep focused. They
showed today what they are made of. North Ferriby United will h`ve to
North Ferriby United will have to fight for a place in the Conference
Premier via the play`offs. They'll meet Guiseley in a Yorkshird derby
meet Guiseley in a Yorkshire derby on Wednesday with the return at
Church Road on Saturday. Boston United missed a play`off position.
We are very tired side at the moment but I said to the boys I am very
proud of them what they have done. proud of them what they havd done.
It's a fantastic achievement to be second. It's not over yet.
Grimsby Town's goalless draw against Braintree on Saturday means the
first leg of their play off semi final will be at Home. The Lariners
final will be at Home. The Mariners will face Gateshead at Blundell Park
on Thursday with the return leg on Sunday.
Former Hull KR and Ireland forward Ryan Tandy has died at the age
Former Hull KR and Ireland forward Ryan Tandy has died at the `ge of
32. The Australian`born player, Ryan Tandy has died at the age of
32. The Australian`born plaxer, who 32. The Australian`born player, who
was banned for life for match fixing, also had spells with Widnes
and Whitehaven. Police in Atstralia say his death isn't being treated as
suspicious. The antiques trade is perhaps not an
area you'd expect to be revolutionised by technologx. But
area you'd expect to be revolutionised by technology. But an
antiques centre in Lincolnshire has become one of the county's fastest
growing businesses ` thanks largely to the internet. Later today
growing businesses ` thanks largely to the internet. Later todax the
to the internet. Later today the site at Hemswell opens its latest
extension ` our Business Correspondent Paul Murphy has
extension ` our Business Correspondent Paul Murphy h`s been
for a look around. This former RAF base has become
you's biggest centre for antiques, more than 3000 of them across
several acres. David Haussm`n was `` several acres. David Haussm`n was ``
noticed a big change in buying habits. I find people are btying
habits. I find people are buying things for their home, things to use
and a lot of well`made qualhty items and a lot of well`made qualhty items
are much cheaper than what they are paying in new shops. It is not just
one business. A collective of antique dealers who welcomed more
than 5000 visitors every week. The than 5000 visitors every wedk. The
fact it has a lot of history as an fact it has a lot of historx as an
IDF base as well, it is huge. `` IDF base. `` Air Force Base. Export
sales account for a huge proportion of sales now. The trade has been
revolutionised by e`commercd. Some revolutionised by e`commercd. Some
of the biggest customers come revolutionised by e`commerce. Some
of the biggest customers come from the other side of the world. With
the website, it has totally transformed our business. We
the website, it has totally transformed our business. Wd sell to
over 20 different countries which is quite amusing considering this is
only happening in the last five years. A new extension was opened
this afternoon by some are for citizens who were once based here.
This former airfield has a rich history and the businesses thriving
here are ensuring it has a future as well.
Good news for the antiques trade. Earlier in the programme we heard
from the Scunthorpe United chairman. They have secured their place back
in league one after their rdsult on in league one after their result on
Saturday, leading the team `nd in league one after their rdsult on
Saturday, leading the team and fans with plenty to celebrate.
It was great. We have gone tp and we have done very well. But the
It was great. We have gone up and we have done very well. But thd team
have done very well. But the team sorted and look where we ard in
have done very well. But thd team sorted and look where we are in now.
Scunthorpe United fans treated me yesterday saying that they hope the
game I'd get plenty of coverage If you have a story you would like us
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Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines. A tdacher
and regional headlines. A teacher has been stabbed to death at a
school in Leeds. A 15`year`old pupil has been arrested. Humberside Police
Warner not to give to beggars who could be pocketing hundreds of
pounds a week. It will brighten up with sunny spells in the afternoon
tomorrow. Top temperatures of 1 centigrade. Thank you for your
response to the question, would you give to beggars? Now, I would never
give money, I would buy a sandwich. give money, I would buy a sandwich.
I reckon most are better th`n give money, I would buy a s`ndwich.
I reckon most are better than me. I reckon most are better than me.
Paul says if it is a genuind Paul says if it is a genuind
homeless person I might buy them a drink or a sandwich. Visa s`ys most
of them beg and then you see them in of them beg and then you sed them in
the Park `` in the pub at home. Charity begins at home, I work to
support my children. Another person says I work as a painter and
decorator but I hear begging is more lucrative. Ashley says I work in
linking and what passed Castle Square and passed six beggars. Now I
give to the homeless charitx Square and passed six beggars. Now I
give to the homeless charity when I give to the homeless charitx when I
can afford it. Have a nice dvening. Take care, goodbye.