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


Opponents of a massive chicken farm are told to change their minds if


they want to buy British food. If the consumer wants British food,


we have the ill more of these facilities to produce it. `` we have


to produce. After her mother is killed in a


house fire, a daughter warns of the dangers of illegal cigarettes.


A promise of sparkling waters and world`class beaches along the East


Yorkshire coast. I am in Bridlington, where the first


phase of a ?40 million project to improve water quality went live


today. And as a talk is given on what makes


the North so special, we ask people in London what they think makes a


Northerner. Passionate, hard`working. Having a


weird accent. They are not part of the country! Blunt, a bit stingy!


The bank holiday is looking promising, join me for the details.


Good evening. People opposing plans to rear hundreds`of`thousands of


chickens in Lincolnshire are being told that if they want British food


on their supermarket shelves, they should accept the development.


Farmers are under increasing pressure to provide supermarkets


with British chicken to meet the demands of shoppers who have shunned


imports since the horse meat scandal. But people who live in two


villages near Sleaford fear they will be plagued by smells and extra


traffic if a chicken farm is built near them. Jill Archbold reports.


Their smells and sounds are familiar in Lincolnshire. And in the


supermarkets, we are buying more chicken than any other meat. As


demand for British chicken grows, so do plans to farm them. On this land


near Sleaford, developers want to build a facility to farm thousands


and turn their waste into biogas, many living locally have objected.


We are not necessarily against chicken farms, we live in the


country, but we are against such a large one so close to local


facilities. HGVs would enter the site on an


existing farm track, which crosses a popular cycle route between two


villages. I would not like my children to be passing the HGVs if


they had to. I am not looking forward to those HGVs down that


path. For those who farm nearby, a chance


to become part of a supply chain. There is an undersupply of chicken


in this country and if the consumer wants British reduced food, we have


to build more of these facilities to produce it.


It is estimated we eat 2.2 million chickens a day, and 70% of chicken


bought is reared in the UK. In 2001, the number of chickens reared for


slaughter was 780 million, this figure rose to nearly 875 million in


2012. Lincolnshire poultry farmers like David Panton are one of many


who already supply leading retailers.


We are producing one tonne of meat every 20 minutes, we are doing this


24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. A substantial


amount for the English market. Hundreds of objections have been


made to North Kesteven District Council, who say the plans are being


considered. We are asking for your thoughts on


this. I am joined by Donna Jarvis, from Holdingham, who is opposed to


the chicken farm, and Gary Ford, the National Farmers' Union's Poultry


Advisor. Briefly, why don't you want this?


We are against the chicken unit and the digester implant. There are many


reasons, transport, noise, smell. It is going to be in our back yards, it


is surrounded by houses, there are plenty of other places they could


put this. Why should residents have a chicken shed next to their homes?


It would be subject to planning permission. It is driven by demand


from the great writ issued public, the demand for poultry meat is


increasing every year `` Great British public. Supermarkets are


looking to source petition poultry and cut out reliance on imported


poultry, so it is in response to increasing demand. If we do not have


them, we booked ringed in chickens from abroad. `` we will be ringing


in. I agree, but we do not need an enormous chicken plant in a small


village. It is too big for where they are proposing to put it. The


reassurance is that the applicant has to go through a number of


assessments, smell, noise, transport, landscape, a plethora of


assessments. Does that allay your fears? It does not. Transport issue,


we are told their cup we as many as 124 lorries on certain days. ``


there could be. The link to the plant crosses a cycle path. I have


been reading an e`mail from Bob, he says, I am sure I am not alone in


hearing about not in my backyard stories. Now no chicken farms. Do


you not want any development in the county? We do, obviously, but there


is a time and a place for everything. It is just not, we are


not being told what is going on. I work at Saint George's Academy and


we have over 2,000 students and a big part of them use the track these


HGVs will be crossing. Should we be bothered if our chickens come from


France or Holland? We need to make sure as far as we are able, it is


British produced to a high standard. We have to be concerned about food


miles and sustainability. We see political uncertainty around the


world and that does impact on food prices.


We will see what people think, thank you very much.


We would like your thoughts on this. Does it matter to you if meat is


reared in the UK, or should we accept we need to rely on imports?


Do people have to accept these developments if we want British food


on the shelves? Maybe you agree with Bob who e`mailed.


We will have some of those before we finish.


The Health and Safety Executive is investigating after a man from Hull


was crushed to death between two vehicles. The 25`year`old was


loading a van onto a trailer in Plymouth yesterday evening when he


got trapped against the Land Rover towing it. His family has been told.


Images have been released of two men police want to speak to, after a


couple in their sixties were attacked at Scunthorpe Railway


Station. Police say the couple tried to intervene in a fight on the


platform when they were assaulted. Grimsby Town Football Club is


calling on politicians to back plans for a new ?22 million stadium. The


club says without council approval, it stands little chance of


attracting vital outside investment. A petition has been started by fans


in support of a 14,000`seat stadium at Peaks Parkway.


We need the support of the councillors and to send a message to


the councillors that this is what we want. If we get that, hopefully the


councillors will have little choice but to follow that. A woman from


Lincolnshire is urging people to be aware of the dangers of illegal


cigarettes, after her mother was killed in a house fire. June Buffham


died after falling asleep on her sofa while smoking. Experts say


illegal cigarettes are more likely to cause a fire because they don't


go out so easily. Thousands of packets have been seized in raids,


but at around ?3 a packet, many smokers are tempted. Jake Zuckerman


reports. Illegal cigarettes seized in


Lincolnshire, the same type that caused the death of 71`year`old June


Buffham, at her home in Spalding two years ago. The pensioner fell asleep


in her chair while smoking. Now her daughter Julie is backing a campaign


to raise awareness of the heartbreak that illegal cigarettes can cause.


It has been very hard. I still get such a `` I still get flashbacks and


I know my Father does. They are made for the illegal market and the


cigarettes do not conform with safety standards.


They do not have specialist paper. What that does is it makes them go


out if they are not actively being smoke.


Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue says the risk is significant. Over the


last four years, virtually every single domestic fire up where


somebody has died has been caused by cigarettes.


By law, all cigarettes sold in the UK must be designed to go out if


left unattended. But black market cigarettes don't meet those


standards. This footage shows the difference


between the way legal and illegal cigarettes behave.


Over the last year, Trading Standards have carried out 14


large`scale raids, confiscating more than 176,000 illegal cigarettes, and


there are ten persecutions underweight in the county. ``


prosecutions underway. For Julie, the knowledge that her


mother's death could have been avoided is still painful. People


need to be aware and they need to come forward. They need to tell the


authorities where they are being bought. I do not want anybody else


to die because of the cigarettes. Thank you for watching. Still ahead.


A promise of sparkling waters and world`class beaches along the East


Yorkshire coast. And what makes the North so special?


We talk to the creator of Brookside and Hollyoaks to find out.


Keep your photos coming in. The night's was taken by Gordon pollard.


Thank you very much. `` tonight. I can remind you of a great programme


on BBC One last night. About a regional weather forecaster who got


sacked! Do will get sacked if you do not


show better pictures! `` you will get. Excuse me, a viewer kindly sent


that in. You glossed over the fact the


programme was on and you did not show up!


It is going to turn unsettled through tomorrow and tomorrow night.


I have good news for the bank holiday. That is the chart for


tomorrow with low pressure. Cooler air from the North clashing with air


from the cells. The cooler I will in `` will wind and the pressure will


build. We will all have a dry weekend with sunshine. A bit cool at


first. It should become warm on Sunday and Monday. In the


short`term, it has been nice this afternoon, 17 Celsius. A bit of


cloud on the satellite picture. We could see showers breaking out. Even


fonder. Hit and miss. `` thunder. Lowest temperatures of around eight,


nine Celsius. A mixed picture tomorrow. Mostly


cloudy, some brighter spells. Patchy rain slowly developing across parts


of East Yorkshire. That will head South. There could be heavy


downpours developing. Lincolnshire will steam reasonable weather ``


will see. Temperatures cooling down. The best temperatures across western


parts of Lincolnshire. Friday, eight damp start, sunny on Friday


afternoon `` a damp start. The bank holiday is looking promising. When


we did headlines, Batman said, stingy northerners, and then you


appeared! `` M said. You put those titles


together! I was just reading it! Of course!


Seasi de resorts rely on two things more than anything else. Good


beaches and clean seas. Bridlington suffered after losing its


internationally recognised Blue Flag for clean water in 2012, when storms


washed sewage into the harbour. The water quality has improved now and


Yorkshire Water says a massive new storm tunnel, which came into


service today, should prevent the waters becoming polluted again.


Amanda White is in Bridlington, Amanda, is it safe to go in the sea?


Be simple and is, yes. A blue flag award is not just about water but


education and environment and safety. `` the simple and set is,


yes. `` answer. At the North Beach, it it exceeds standards. Yorkshire


Water has been improving water quality in the years ahead. On a hot


sunny day, this is a magnet for visitors but the seas can overflow


at Bridlington harbour, until today. This investment might not be


complete, but surface water should never caused each pollution again.


This is how it is going to work, this overflows and it could take


more sewage out joint heavy weather. Instead, it will be siphoned off


here into this tonal net work, taking it half a mile to the beach,


and in the sea or to the treatment works. `` tunnel. It has taken five


years to get to this stage, this is part of a network of water storage


and treatment facilities. The standards are tight in terms of


water quality but the new EU directive is making them the rights


`` making them twice as difficult, so we need to put in the investment


we are seeing to improve that bathing water quality for the


future. The beaches play an important part


in why people come to the Yorkshire coast and we must ensure we get the


best possible results for visitors. It has not been painless.


Beach`front businesses cannot wait to see it finished.


It has been a very long time and very mentally challenging. We are


looking forward to seeing the end of it and hopefully, orange teething


problems, that is it! `` barring. It will be good for the tourism


trade and businesses will profit from having a blue flag award, it is


nothing but positive. The new pipeline should be installed by


July. Locals will hope a picturesque and


tranquil beach will be installed soon after. It will get harder to


get a blue flag award. The poorest beaches will have to advise bathers


not to go into the water. More crucial than ever that these works


and those further down the beach do improve water quality to keep


visitors coming and spending money in Bridlington. Thank you very much.


Voters in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire will join more than 500


million people across the continent in this year's European elections.


Voting takes place on May 22nd to decide who will sit in the European


Parliament for the next five years. Our political editor, Tim Iredale,


can tell us more. Tim, how important are these elections?


More people will take part in these European elections than ever before.


Voters in 28 countries across the continent will elect 751 members of


the European Parliament Six MEPs will represent the Yorkshire and the


Humber region and five MEPs will represent the East Midlands, which


covers Lincolnshire. Euro MPs earn a salary worth approximately ?80,000,


plus expenses. Of course, these elections are taking place at a time


when Britain's future in the EU is the subject of much debate. Here are


the views of some voters in Brigg. I think that we should come out of


the EU. I am not saying I would vote for UKIP, but I think we should. It


is the biggest hurdle! It is good, they all bringing new jobs in


renewables. The money we pay in goes to the wrong countries and we should


get more back. I just want us out. While the EU has its critics,


supporters say the European Parliament has led the way with some


significant policies. Such as: Lowering the cost of mobile phone


calls when you travel abroad. Increasing the size of warnings on


cigarette packets to encourage people to stop smoking. Clearer food


labelling, to allow consumers to make choices about what they are


eating. And action to preserve fish stocks, with


One North Lincolnshire farmer told us the EU isn't perfect, but on the


whole, we are better off in than out.


If we are in it, we are in it, let's make the best of it. If we decide I


referendum the majority want to be out, let's be out `` by referendum.


But let's be clear about how we benefit or how we pay for the EU,


that is important to understand. It is slow, but it does matter at the


moment. So voters here will their say in the


European elections on May 22nd. We creator of Brookside, Grange Hill


and Hollyoaks, Phil Redmond, the Hull`born newspaper columnist Robert


Crampton, and broadcaster Liz Kershaw will debate Northerness in


front of a live audience. Phil Redmond is here to talk about it.


First, Anne`Marie Tasker asked people what being Northern means to


them. Flat caps, pigeons, factories, all


old stereotypes of the North. Years on, TV programmes like Skint suggest


we are all on benefits. But what does it really mean to be Northern?


Poorer than a Southerner. Being friendly is a main part of it. The


women are more outspoken. You cannot be big headed. They are not part of


the country. Straight talking, passionate, hard`working grumblers!


Kinder, and I like being called love all the time. Having a weird


accident. Obviously, the accents are


different. The word the seems to disappear! It


seems to say, I am getting off here. They do not have it.


But Northerness is about more than that. Or so say the organisers of


tonight's debate in Hull. They hope discussing Northerness will


encourage more people from Yorkshire to make an impact on Britain's


culture. They are going to come to this event


with preconceptions about what being Northern is all about and because of


the panellists and the work they have done, some of those


preconceptions will be broken down and blown away.


It is hoped tonight's cultural debate will be the first of many,


and prove that although there is still the flat caps...


The North is still more diverse than people think.


Phil Redmond is with me now ahead of tonight's event. Head judge, City of


Culture, why do we win? Because of this idea of what it is to be


Northern. The criteria for City of Culture


that you have to define your particular culture. It is not for


people coming from outside the define a city's culture. So it has


to come together to define that culture. Then say what kind of chap


`` what kind of changes they will bring about. It is about bringing


diverse communities together. Many people had raised eyebrows when city


Northerness it. Not as many when Liverpool won it!


There were stories about people heading for Newcastle who had to do


a sharp turn! So what is Northern?


I think it comes down to not London. I think we have to be careful when


we talk about being London. There is something special about coming from


the centre of the universe, which is Liverpool! I think it goes back to


when the Romans invaded and they made London the central point. From


that point, the Saxons and the Vikings, the Industrial Revolution


and the financial revolution, it was always somewhere else. The North,


like South Wales and Cornwall, they have always felt slightly set.


Northerness is about being together and also apart. When you talk to


your media friends in debates in London, it is it relaxed? It is now!


I have had 30 years of meat and drink at them! It is interesting. ``


of me. The media 35 years ago was still London dominated and the


northerners were looked down on but as media exploded, they needed new


ideas and 35 years later, it has gone back and we need to fight on.


Enjoy your evening, thank you for coming in.


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


lead, slapped, new evidence of cruelty to some form rubble people


at an elderly home. Opponents of a massive chicken farm


are told to change their minds if they want to buy British food.


Tomorrow's weather: Mostly cloudy, patchy outbreaks of rain through the


day. Drier, brighter spells are likely too, especially in


Lincolnshire. Highs of 13 Celsius. Before we go, a response on the


subject of the chicken farm. Tony, it is a farming county, I moved here


from down South and enjoy the fact it is raw, moved to London! Brian, a


chance for local job and opponents strike again!


Martin said, people who live in areas like this should not oppose


farming and food production. Adam agrees, a chicken farm will


produce more jobs in the area and provide more chicken for the UK.


Mary, it is the size of the farm that is unacceptable.


Small is beautiful. Having tried to get planning permission to open a


business, Jon says he agrees with the local population, they want no


change. Have a nice evening.


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