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Good evening and welcome. It can be worth more than ?150 a day to some,
but now Humberside Police insist they want to crack down on begging
in North East Lincolnshire. It follows a rise in the number of
complaints about beggars in Grimsby and Cleethorpes. Gemma Dawson is in
Grimsby tonight. Gemma, how big a problem is this?
Charities claim there are pdople who Charities claim there are people who
genuinely need help and support They say there is around 200 people
in this area without a permanent in this area without a perm`nent
address. But Humberside Police in this area without a permanent
address. But Humberside Polhce claim address. But Humberside Police claim
that many beggars in this area use the money they get to buy drink and
drugs. That is why they want people to give to the homeless charities
instead of two beggars. If you saw instead of two beggars. If xou saw
someone begging in the street, would someone begging in the stredt, would
you give them money? I always get you give them money? I alwaxs get
them ?1. I'd buy them McDonald's. you give them money? I always get
them ?1. I'd buy them McDon`ld's. I them ?1. I'd buy them McDonald's. I
don't. Half of them get bendfits. don't. Half of them get bendfits.
Keirin Grimsby, Humberside Police is urging people to say no to beggars.
They say it is not about punishing the needy, but making sure help gets
to those who need it. It is funding a habit. Most of them have drug or
alcohol habits. We know one chap who got hundreds ?60 per day in coins.
It is not unheard of. Officers have come across a woman
they know well. They say shd is not they know well. They say she is not
homeless and is on benefits. And round the corner they find this man.
He denies begging but says that in the past he has had a drug problem.
It is very hard. My feet are It is very hard. My feet are
bleeding. We all have our problems but nobody is dealing with them.
Help and support is on offer at this homeless charity. It is not just
about removing people from the street it is about getting behind
the reasons why those peopld out the reasons why those people out
there. It could be because they have substance or alcohol issues. It
could be that they have nowhere to go. And they are just trying to get
some extra money to get somdwhere to some extra money to get somewhere to
live. There are alternatives for the
homeless to make a legitimate income. One is selling happiness and
the other is selling misery. I see myself as an entertainer. I have
never asked anyone for monex. The message is that if you want to
help those trapped in poverty, instead of getting hand`outs, donate
to charities. Businesses sax that to charities. Businesses sax that
beggars affect trade here because beggars affect trade here because
beggars sitting doorways asking for money and in some cases inthmidating
money and in some cases intimidating customers. Bidding is illegal but it
does not carry a jail sentence so it is difficult to enforce. Th`t
does not carry a jail sentence so it is difficult to enforce. That is why
we have put up posters asking people to give to homeless charitids. The
to give to homeless charities. The charities say any money thex
to give to homeless charitids. The charities say any money they get
will go to helping homeless people. Four RAF Typhoons have left their
base in Lincolnshire as part of a four month NATO patrol of the Baltic
States. They'll be based in Lithuania alongside aircraft from
Denmark and Poland. Around ` hundred RAF personnel, including engineering
and logistical support will also be stationed at the military base.
and logistical support will also be stationed at the military b`se. It
stationed at the military base. It comes in response to rising tensions
with Russia over Ukraine. Shorter opening times in museums,
and getting companies to run leisure centres are just some of the ideas
centres are just some of thd ideas being discussed by councillors in
Hull to save money. Hull City Council says it has to make savings
of ?48 million over the next two years. People are now being asked
for their views on how public services.
The Trust which runs Lincolnshire's hospitals has been praised for the
information it gives to its patients. United Lincolnshire
Hospitals Trust has been given a quality mark by the Information
Standard. It's the third ye`r it's Standard. It's the third year it's
been given the standard. Grimsby's local TV station insists
it does have a long term future, despite claims that a simil`r
despite claims that a similar station in London is struggling for
viewers. It comes as questions are raised over the funding of Local TV.
But Estuary TV's management say they're not concerned, and will
continue to produce programmes. continue to produce programmes.
In their TV studios in Grimsby, Estuary staff say it is business as
usual. We are on the ground. We have local
people we employ. We know our We are on the ground. We have local
people we employ. We know our local area inside out. And we will
continue to do that and build a strong, creative industry in this
area. Around a quarter of estuary TV's
money comes from the BBC, paying Around a quarter of estuary TV's
money comes from the BBC, p`ying for money comes from the BBC, p`ying for
news stories. The rest from sponsorship, advertising and
training. But the BBC Trust also pays a company called Comux ?25
million to manage and work the network of local TV stations.
In a statement, the BBC Trust said: Estuary TV is one of 19 of the first
phase of local TV stations. Phase two includes 13 more,
including York and Scarborotgh. But could those now be at risk?
I don't think the phase two stations are risk, although in the
short`term, there may well be some delay while the BBC Trust and the
auditors work out what is going on at Comux. I've no reason to believe
there is anything untoward going on at Comux, but that's bound to induce
delay. London's local TV station has its
London's local TV station h`s its own problems. One of its programmes
has had no viewers at all on eight occasions. Estuary's viewing figures
aren't officially recorded. But what do people in Grimsby think `bout
aren't officially recorded. But what do people in Grimsby think about it?
I do think it's great for the area that we have a local television
station. It shows things that are gohng
station. It shows things that are going on
station. It shows things that are gohng on in
the local community. Anything we can do to give Grimsby a
boost and put it on the map. The things I have seen on it have
just been things outside of Grimsby. Estuary has a 12 year licence to
broadcast. Staff here say they hope to keep going long after th`t.
Now the weather. Good evening. Today turned out to be
very nice. It looks like most places will brighten up tomorrow. Perhaps
with the exception of coastal will brighten up tomorrow. Perhaps
with the exception of coast`l areas. with the exception of coastal areas.
A lot of mist and cloud in coastal areas and that has already made
areas and that has already lade progress inland. Many others will
end up with grey cloud, mist and fog, with temperatures around eight
Celsius. Some spells of sunshine, but the coast does look likd it
Celsius. Some spells of sunshine, but the coast does look like it will
be prone to low cloud. It m`y well be prone to low cloud. It may well
break up at times. We may sde be prone to low cloud. It m`y well
break up at times. We may see 17 degrees Celsius. Similar for
Wednesday. Thursday looks sdt to Wednesday. Thursday looks set to
turn wet across most parts. That's all from the Look North late
team. Bye for now. Thursday and then it will turn much
cooler as we go into the bank holiday weekend.
Hello, I am going to throw some numbers at you first of all. 22
Celsius was the temperature recorded at Aviemore making it the warmest
day of the year so far. At the other end of the country, this cloud has
produced a lot of heavy and thundery downpours. A lot of rain falling