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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.