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Good evening, thank you for joining us. The headlines: The family of a
woman killed by a partially sighted driver call for a change in the law.
It is just horrendous that the driver has hardly got any vision at
all. He was allowed on the road. Something has to be done.
Also tonight, opposition to plans to build the country's tallest wind
turbines in Lincolnshire. All flights are suspended at East
Midlands Airport after a plane crashes on the runway.
And, can football anthems inspire Hull City two FA Cup success at
Wembley? And it was a cloudy start to the
day. It brightened up by nicely, how is it looking tomorrow? I will have
all the details. The family of a pensioner who died
after being knocked down and killed on a zebra crossing by a driver who
was, effectively blind in one eye, is calling for a change in the law
to prevent another death. 93`year`old Audrey Noden died six
weeks after being hit to you so ago. The 70 three macro 73`year`old
driver of the car is starting a two`year jail sentence after
admitting causing death by dangerous driving. He had a serious eye
condition and had been lying about being fit to drive.
This CCTV footage shows Audrey and her daughter Margaret approaching
the zebra crossing. We saw this car and it was going really slowly. We
assumed it was going to stop. So we started out on the crossing, and it
didn't stop. A second or two later, the care were hit on this crossing
by eight car driven by 73`year`old Peter Conroy. He suffers from a
degenerative eye disease. He admitted causing death by dangerous
driving and was jailed for two years yesterday. Earlier, Audrey's
daughters told me they believe there needs to be a change in the law to
prevent this happening to anyone else. It is just horrendous that a
driver who has hardly got any vision at all is allowed on the road.
Something has to be done, probably when you are applied to have your
license renewed when you are 70, maybe you have to have an
optician's note to say that you are able to drive. Warranty, all drivers
over 70 has to renew their licence every three years. They are required
to tell the DVLA about any condition that might affect their driving. Mr
Conway should have done this. In his case it was a case of self
certification that will continue his licence. He should have stopped at
that point. He knew it was on the form, he knew it was a criminal
offence to fall further details on that form, but he continued to do
so. And this was the result. Audrey's family wanted this footage
to be released to act as a warning to other drivers to prevent anyone
else experiencing the pain they have suffered. I had to go to my
mother's funeral in a wheelchair, and it was horrible. I just wanted
to walk again. I have not coped with my emotions at all. Audrey's
daughters hope motorists will now think seriously about whether they
are safe to drive. In a moment, there is opposition to
plans to build the country's tallest wind turbines in Lincolnshire.
A two`year`old is recovering in hospital in Hull after being hit by
a car. The incident happened on Sculcoates Lane about a mile from
the city centre, just before 5pm yesterday afternoon.
24 hours later, do we know what happened? All that remains to be
seen that an incident happened here is the yellow police markings here
on the road, but we do note that it was he on Sculcoates Lane that a
two`year`old girl ran out into the road and was hit by a car. I
understand that she did live on the estate behind me, and eyewitnesses
have described to me how she ran out into the road before she was hit.
Her family were here and close by at the time, and luckily, there was a
PC as Owen the neighbourhood he was one of the first at the scene. It
was 852`year`old woman driving a blue Mercedes who hit girl, and she
was understandably shaken `` a 52`year`old woman. There was a lot
of screaming. The parents were around. There was no screeching of
tyres. She apparently run out in the road and got knocked down by a car.
The driver was in shock. She could not say anything. I have been
speaking to many who live nearby. Although they are saddened by this
news, they are not entirely surprised that it has happened on a
road like this. There is a 30 mph speed limit, but as you can see,
this electronic sign behind me, the only thing that is registering
speed, and the only speed control in this area, and many residents are
calling for a reduction in that speed limit to 20 mph. At about 5pm
you have got traffic all the way down here. You have got loads of
kids down here from the estate. It is a bad road. My daughter has had a
near miss on it. The latest from Humberside Police this evening, that
this little girl is in a comfortable condition in hospital, but we do
know that she has been treated for fractures to the body and bad
grazing to her face. Now, more than 24 hours since this incident
happened, and Elise are keen to speak to anyone who might have seen
what happened here. `` police are keen.
More stories now from around our area.
A man from Grimsby who committed a number of sex offences over a 16
year period has been handed a five`year jail term. 53`year`old
Stephen Charlotte, who was first arrested in 2012, was today
convicted by a jury at Grimsby Crown Court.
Humberside Fire and Rescue Service has put forward plans to build a
training centre to recreate flooding. The ?3 million site could
be told in Grimsby. It would be the first of its kind and include a
water tank, enough to submerge vehicles. Last December, more than
1000 homes and businesses along the River Humber were affected by a
tidal surge. It is not a question of if these events will happen in the
future, it is when. We need to be as prepared as we can be. Humberside
suffers from all the different types of flooding, including tidal surges.
We need to make sure we are the best prepared in the country. A decision
is expected this evening on plans for nearly 1500 homes in Sleaford. A
developer and would include a primary school, health centre and
shops. The council is recommending the plans go ahead, despite some
concerns about an increase in traffic to the area.
Still ahead toll on ``: Dozens of flights are suspended from East
Midlands Airport after a plane's landing gear failed.
And, the soundtrack to success. The Hull city fans hoping to send their
side to victory in the FA Cup final. We want all the fans to get involved
more all singing and chanting at Wembley. They can certainly make a
difference. Tonight's picture is a real stunner.
If you have got a picture you are proud of, do send it in.
Electronically is best for us these days because we are high`tech!
Now, the weather. We started the day of on a cloudy
note, but it did brighten up. It will be a repeat performance through
tomorrow. It was a fairly cloudy start, particularly across the hills
and along the coast. But it did brighten up and we got some good
spells of sunshine, and it did feel quite pleasant with the breeze
remaining quite light. This evening it will stay mostly dry, but again,
missed and fog rolling in once again. The breeze will remain light
overnight, temperatures not much lower than seven or eight degrees.
Tomorrow morning, the sun will rise at 5:29am. It will be a pretty
similar start to tomorrow morning. Cloudy, misty and murky with sea fog
and hill fog, and there could be the odd isolated shower as we head
through the morning. It will gradually brighten up, but it will
be a slow process. Good spells of sunshine later in the day. For most
it should remain dry with just the odd shower possible. Coolest on the
A succession of whether France on reach 16 `` temperatures.
A succession of whether France on Thursday, meaning it will be quite
unsettled. `` weather fronts. Friday will be a fairly decent day with
plenty of sunshine, but it will be quite chilly. Unsettled through
Thursday with showers and longer spells of rain. Brightening up with
good spells of sunshine, but getting colder.
An energy company that wants to build a wind farm with some of the
tallest wind turbines in the country has been setting out its plans this
Lincoln Cathedral is 272 foot tall. A wind farm development in North
Yorkshire has national importance, which means it
is Westminster that ultimately decides whether it will go ahead,
rather than the local District Council that normally rules on
planning applications. Developers need a presentation today. They say
they expect to submit a formal planning application by the end of
next year. Join me now is Matt Smith from
renewables UK, the organisation that presents the renewables industry. Up
to 22 turbines, should local people welcome this wind farm? They should
because wind energy is helping us to have an affordable source of power.
What the developers are doing is absolutely right, coming in early,
talking to the community, setting out its plans and listening to what
people say, and the planning process will test that scheme and make sure
it is the right scheme for this location. What do you say to locals
who don't want this wind farm? It is best that they look at the proposals
that are on the table and engage with what is happening at the
moment. Equally, the need to realise that wind is supported, so there is
a poll out today from the government showing that 70% of the population
support wind. Yes, you said today that public support for onshore wind
is that record levels. That is a poll that the government released
today. The government needs to take stock. Last week, the energy
minister said there was a lack of support for onshore wind, yet their
own data says there is. You say that, but the wind farm bubble has
burst, hasn't it? The Prime Minister said last week that financial
incentives should not be in place any longer than necessary. I think
12% of the population say they oppose onshore wind. People see it
as a workable, positive technology. People back onshore wind ahead of
other... At Lincolnshire has already got 22 wind farms. It is one of the
three top areas in the UK for wind farms. Hasn't it done is fair
share? The planning decision has to look at humour at its capacity. But
companies will come in, set out their plans, and they are doing a
lot of work to engage and support the local supply chain. What do you
say to those watching tonight who don't want them? Look at the plans,
engage, but be aware that wind is a big part of our energy for the
future. Thank you for joining us. We would
be keen to hear your views on this one. Do get in touch.
We had a big response to Humberside Police cracking down on begging.
Charities say that 200 people in the area have no permanent address, but
police say most people who are begging are spending the money to
fund drink or drug habits. They say some beggars make as much as ?400 a
week. We heard yesterday that somebody and ?160 in half a day.
Thank you to all your comments. " I struggle to believe that beggars
should not begin from money is quite.
Thank you for all your comments. It is hoped that flights at East
Midlands Airport will resume in the next few hours. They have been
suspended all day after a cargo plane lost part of its undercarriage
and became stranded on the runway in the early hours of this morning.
Dozens of flights have been cancelled, and thousands of
passengers have been affected by the incident.
Mike O'Sullivan reports. Sheared off of this dramatic image posted on
Twitter shows the landing gear that parted from the stricken cargo
plane. The freighter plane lay stranded on the runway at East
Midlands Airport after landing from Paris at around 2:30am. The owners
of the plane say it is understood that part of the landing gear on the
left`hand side failed after it slowed down to exit the runway. It
has meant huge disruption for passengers. Buses laid on to other
airports by operators Thomson and Jet2. Initially we thought we were
leaving earlier than this. We thought we would be leaving at 7am.
But that has been a delay, there is a problem with the coach getting us
there. We will have to wait and see what happens. The staff have been
very informative. We have been told that we have now got to get a gusty
Manchester. We are flying out of there instead. But, for Ryanair
passengers, a different story. No buses for them. They have two book
again, or apply for a refund on mine. We got a text about him it's
before we got here to say it was cancelled. We were nearly here. We
have been in a queue for nearly three hours. They have not told us
anything. We don't know if we are getting a flight today. Late this
afternoon, lifting gear was brought in to move the cargo plane, which
was carrying parcels, and operated by an Irish company. Air accident
investigators have started an inquiry.
Our reporter is at East Midlands Airport. What have officials said?
Tonight, there is hope that the lifting operation is well underway
and that flights could resume here at about 8:30pm. As you say, people
are queueing up behind B. A flight to Alicante these people now
checking in. The owners of the cargo plane has said it is a well
maintained aircraft and have apologised for the inconvenience
caused here today. A team of inspectors from the Care
Quality Commission are checking hospitals in Lincolnshire over the
next three days. It is the first time they have stood side in the
county since the trust that runs hospitals was placed in special
measures last summer. The trust believe they are making progress. I
am anticipating that the team will be able to identify the improvements
we have made since last year. But also, it is important that we get
across to them that we know we have still got further improvements to
make and we understand what those improvements are.
Plans to close 30 libraries in Lincolnshire will be considered by
the High Court in London in July. The County Council says it needs to
save more than ?2 million, so it is looking for volunteers to run the
service. In speed town loan striker Colin
Jennings has been ruled out of bed semifinal matches against Gateshead
due to injury. If they get through to the final at Wembley, they will
be just one match away from a return to the football league. It is a good
mood in the camp, quite relaxed, but we are still a couple of days away
from the game. Each hour that passes by, nerves will start to kick in. As
long as we use that nervous energy well, there is nothing wrong with
that. With less than three weeks to go
until Hull City face Arsenal, an anthem is being recorded to spur on
fans and players. It is being billed as a fun song that all the fans can
sing along to. An FA Cup final anthem for the
Tigers. Sector to the Toy Dolls version of Chamakh Nellie the
Elephant. It is a cheesy song. Nellie the elephant is the perfect
song for what we are doing. It is quite a simple song, simple lyrics,
and in a matter of two or three lessons, hopefully everyone will be
chanting it on the terraces. Supporting the band, a group of
loyal fans. I think it is nice to do it for this occasion. I think the
song is all right, and these people are working hard for it. It has got
a catchy tune. Hopefully it will be a good day and they will be singing
it when they win the FA Cup. # Tigers are roaring, destiny is
calling... # football anthems may lift the spirits in the stands, but
success has not necessarily followed on the pitch.
The England team has quite a back catalogue of hits, from world in
motion in 1990, to Three Lions in 1996.
# Vindaloo... # All did well in the charts, but England did not bring
back a trophy. Do you think this could really make
a difference? Definitely, not only are we going to win the FA Cup, but
I think we have got a number one hit record on our hands. The song is
available to download on Friday, with all proceeds going to charity.
Come May 17, those behind it hoped fans will be in fine voice, sparing
the Tigers on to FA Cup glory. `` sparing.
Every cup of the main headlines: The teacher stabbed to death in Leeds
was due to retire. Police are questioning the 15`year`old boy
accused of killing her. A family call for a change in the
law after their mother was killed by a partially sighted driver.
A big response after we talked about the plans for a wind farm. Chris
says" people in Lincolnshire are against the modern, clean way to
generate electricity. Surely not. If it was a nuclear reactor we would
have something to worry about". Jean says, " people were prepared to
halve the amount of electricity used, then maybe they would have a
case". Tom says he is sick of people complaining about wind farms,
scenery is not in short supply and we need renewable energy.
Thank you for watching. Good night.