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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight: Ten
years after the UK opened its borders to Eastern Europe, claims
Boston will never be the same again. We have had a vast amount of Eastern
European is coming into the town. Anger after one flooded community is
given charitable support rather than compensation.
I'm at Blundell Park as Grimsby Town begin their bid for promotion. The
weather forecast follows in 15 minutes. Good evening.
There are claims tonight that levels of migration from Eastern Europe
have changed one Lincolnshire town for ever. Today marks the tenth
anniversary of migrants arriving in the UK from across the European
Union. Many of those who've come to East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire say
they're happy here and have no intention of returning to their home
countries. But one councillor has told Look North his home town has
changed for ever as a result of migration. Caroline Bilton reports.
Hull's Polish community is thriving. In this one street in the city there
are Polish butchers, bakers and supermarkets ` ten years ago it was
a very different story. Angelika Durda was one of the first
to take advantage of Poland joining the EU ` she came here with her
husband ` he came to work on the south bank as a welder. She gave up
her job as a teacher and she spoke no English. It was awful in the
beginning when I couldn't speak English. I couldn't answer people.
It was very frustrating. I had a lot of help from my neighbours, from my
husband's employer and from the college. I decided to say here. `` I
decided to stay here. Ten years later and she's now set up a
business as a childminder and has no intention of returning to Poland.
Greg Futyma is an entrepreneur ` he runs a Polish website helping
businesses like this to thrive. We got married in 2004. When we moved
to the UK, we just felt like we are creating our home right here. That
is why this town, this city is so close to our hearts. In 2001 there
were just 57 Polish residents in Hull. By 2011 that number had risen
to nearly 5,000 ` a large increase but still a relatively small
percentage of the population of a city the size of Hull. In Boston in
Lincolnshire for example in 2011, there were nearly 7,000 migrants
living in the market town, making up 10% of the total population. And
this has been the result. Protest marches and demonstrations.
Magdelena came to Boston in 2004 ` she started working in factories but
she now owns a bar ` she believes more could be done to create harmony
in the town. We should look at ourselves and be the first to shake
hands and say, hello. It is not this is only need to be English people
coming and welcoming others. Over the decade, we have had a fast, fast
amount of Eastern Europeans coming into the town. It is completely
change the atmosphere and ethos in a way of the time. For these polish
migrants in Hull the last ten years have been a positive experience.
Their businesses are thriving ` success they say they would never
have experienced back in Poland... I caught England my country now,
despite being born abroad. I would fight for England if need be. I
wouldn't for Poland. What's your experience of European migration `
whether you came from Eastern Europe or whether you were born locally?
And why do you think the experiences of Boston and Hull are so different?
Network Rail has apologised to the family of a little girl who died
when the car that she was in was hit by a train on a level crossing near
Gainsborough. An inquest into the death of four`year0old Emma Lifsey
from North Lincolnshire concluded her death was an accident. But the
Assistant Coroner says the warning lights at the crossing were not
bright enough. Sarah Corker reports. Emma Lifsey, described by her family
has a four`year`old rarely seen without a huge, beaming smile.
Throughout the inquest, her family have had to relive the horror of the
day she died. Her grandmother had been bringing her home from
preschool when their car was hit by an East Midlands Trains at a level
crossing. changes more quickly. Network
Rail's risk specialist told me a programme is underway to replace the
old take data security seriously.
Water park specialists have been brought in to look at the water play
area at East Park in Hull. It was closed last year after more than a
dozen people contracted the parasite crypto`sper` idium.
Thanks to everyone who got in touch with us following our story about
plans to rear hundreds of thousands of chickens in Lincolnshire. People
who live in two villages near Sleaford fear they'll be plagued by
smells and extra traffic if a chicken farm is built near them.
Thank you for watching this Thursday night.
Still ahead tonight: After four years in non league football,
Grimsby Town are hoping to move a step closer to promotion. And
popping out for a pint to what could be the smallest pub in the planet.
Sunrise over Withernsea taken by Joanna Taylor. Thank you for that.
If you have a picture you are proud of, send it in.
Smallest pod, I suppose I am small. Listen to this. Somebody says, you
can only present the weather if you have no sex appeal at all.
We will move on. Looks like tomorrow will be right, with sunny spells,
especially in the afternoon. High pressure will build behind this
front. Look at this for Saturday. Gardeners beware, there will be a
fairly widespread ground Frost. It has been a dreary day, especially
across northern eastern areas. The chance of a sharp shower in southern
parts of our region. Lowest temperatures
at around seven Celsius. The sun will rise around 4:35pm. .
Inland, around 11. Watch out for that widespread ground Frost.
Saturday will be dry with lots of sunshine. Temperatures will recover
on bank holiday Monday. We need to cover up our delicate on
Friday night. Be careful. Yes.
See you tomorrow. People affected by serious flooding
in Goole two years ago say they're angry that Yorkshire Water has
offered to set up a small community fund rather than pay full
compensation.The town was inundated with flood water following violent
storms in July 2012. Yorkshire Water says it wants to contribute to good
causes in the town but homeowners say they want more. Amanda White
reports when Jonathan Taylor's home flooded in July 2012 it was his
second flood in a year. A failure at this pumping station
was partly blamed, and now Yorkshire Water is hoping set up a community
fund as a thank you for residents for being patient. I don't think it
is going to be enough, to be honest with you. I don't think they are
going to be liable. If they are not liable, why did they have tankers
coming down here at two o'clock in the morning?
The lack of compensation for affected households here has so
incensed one local councillor he's boycotting the whole community fund
plan. I see that as a cynical attempt by Yorkshire water to divide
this community. Yorkshire water should stand up to their
responsibilities. But a report into the cause of this
flood was inconclusive. Some homes were full of water before the
pumping station failed. The liability issues have been difficult
to prove. Yorkshire water have said they won't pay compensation. The
investigations are ongoing. But an acknowledgement isn't quite
what Jonathan was hoping for. The height was just below mining. We are
worried that we will flood again. Anybody who has been through it, it
There will be no compensation for these households, but community
groups in Goole can bid for cash to support their work. Is devastating
stressful. Earlier I spoke to Gary Collins from
Yorkshire Water and asked him why they won't offer compensation to
homeowners. The report clearly states the number of factors
contributed to the flooding in 2012. What needs to be done is to
fully understand exactly what those different factors were. The interim
report says there was a fault and failing at the pumping station,
second time in 18 months. Don't you owe it to the people to recompense
them? The interim report came out quite early after the incident. We
have been building a model which tells those about the circumstances.
What you say to the local councillor who said today it is a disgusting,
cynical gesture, insensitive and an insult? Well, I am disappointed that
he has taken a stand. I know they work hard for the benefit of the
community. We would've liked the cancer to give his experience and
knowledge of the town. Going forward, we do work closely with the
council. We look forward to continuing to do that. ?119 million.
You are offering a small fund to support charities and organisations
in the area. How much will that be? The amount has not been agreed. The
meeting will take place next week. Approximately how much? That is what
we need to work through at the meeting. Once we have had that
meeting, we'll have a better understanding and we will build to
save them. Your message to people in cool whose insurance premiums have
gone up because of this, what would you say to them? `` your message to
people in Gaul. We continue to work closely with the East Riding
Council. There has been some great work undertaken.
Very good to have you on the programme. Thank you.
And this is another story we'd like your thoughts on. The report says
it's not certain that those floods were caused by Yorkshire water so
should they pay compensation. If you were affected by the flooding, what
are your thoughts? Tonight sees an important game in
the history of Grimsby Town who could move closer to regaining their
league status. Four years ago The Mariners were relegated into
non`league football and it's been a frustrating time for the club since.
Here's Simon Clark. They want a new stadium and they
want their league status back. And that's why so much is riding on this
game tonight. Four years in non`league football and Grimsby Town
want to be back in the big time. It doesn't matter whether you finish
second or fifth. You would expect all the games to be close. Teams are
quite evenly matched. We are excited. It will be a massive game,
massive occasion. I think the general feeling is massive
excitement. The Mariners host Gateshead tonight
with the return on Sunday. If their aggregate score is better they'll
progress to a Wembley final on the 18th May against Halifax or
Cambridge for the right to earn their league status. Their defence
is rubbish. The goalkeeper is good. We need to keep him. I think we may
hedge picked. Plans for a 14,000`seat stadium is all well and
good but it will require league football to fill it. The games is
important. At the end of the day, it is not vital to the football club
but it is important to get back in the league. We have our fingers
crossed. So as the players contemplate the
future, this is more than just another game. Simon, what are the
chances of Grimsby Town ending their time in non`league football? I think
it is as good as any of the other three clubs involved. They are also
close. Take tonight's opponents, for example. Gateshead. They finished
one point ahead of Grimsby town on the table, and they scored as many
victories as the Mariners. Gateshead have plans to move to new stadium.
Grimsby need a good lead tonight. If they can get through these two, it
is another Wembley final. Thank you. And you can hear how Grimsby get on
with BBC Radio Humberside tonight. North Ferriby United were beaten
last night, denting their hopes of promotion to the Conference Premier.
The Villagers lost 2`0 to Guiseley, in the first leg of their semi final
play off. The second leg is at home on Saturday.
Thousands of Hull City fans have been queuing at the KC Stadium to
buy tickets for the FA Cup final. People who'd been to the semifinal
were able to get tickets today. Some fans had queued overnight to secure
their seat at Wembley. It is what it is all for, isn't it? It was cold at
130 in the morning, but worth it. We will be there. It is great, isn't
it? FA Cup final. Can you believe you are going to an FA Cup final?
Well, not sitting. Fantastic. People in Cleethorpes have been
toasting the re`opening of one of their favourite pubs, but it's a pub
with a difference. The Signal Box Inn, which sits within the
Cleethorpes light railway, claims to be the smallest pub on the planet.
You are looking at a success. It boasts a large number of different
ales. Why is it so hugely popular? Because it is claimed to be the
smallest pub on the planet. This is the normal sized landlord, Alan. He
will take is on a very short tour. As we arrived at the smallest pub in
the world, you come through a beautiful, well decorated entrance
to a site of alcoholic interest. You can see the different readers we
have had the previous year on the wall. You can sit down in a nice
cosy corner and few a nine hole golf course. Being only 8' x 8' square,
there is room for these games only on the ceiling. There is just about
room for me and Nigel. Cheers. Cheers. You get busy night. Cider
weekend is good fun. This is Nigel's footage of just turning
people they can serve from such a small space. It is special, good. It
is unique and different. It is not like your usual big brand pubs. So
nestled within a small`scale railway, is maybe the world's
smallest pub with the largest amount of local respect.
Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines. Gerry Adams
remains in custody. A decade after Britain opened its
borders to Eastern Europe one councillor in Boston has told Look
North the town will never be the same again.
We were talking about migration. A big response. Thank you for the
messages. Down in Hull says, every shop in the street naming his
Eastern European. Live in this country but don't try to turn it
into your own country. Make says, I used to visit Boston regularly but I
don't because it is full of young men speaking Polish, which I find
intimidating. Another one saying, if not for immigrants, Boston would be
very boring. David said, Boston is lively and has benefited greatly
from immigration. If the immigrants were to leave Boston, it would die
quickly. The farmers would struggle to find people to work on the land.
I welcome immigrants. Simon says, I work on side Eastern Europeans and I
find them very friendly with a very strong work ethic that puts others
Brits to shame. Thank you for watching. Goodbye.
'The last two generations have been robbed of an opportunity
'And yet it has greater impact on our everyday lives than anything
'We need to put this issue to bed now,
'and not leave it for another generation.'
I want a Britain that is free to control its own destiny.