02/05/2014 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


02/05/2014

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Good evening. A man whose four`year`old granddaughter died

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after a crash at level crossing is calling for half`barriers to be

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outlawed. Emma Lifsey from Haxey in North Lincolnshire was in a car with

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her grandmother when they accidentally drove past warning

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lights, and the barrier, on to rail tracks where they were hit by a

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train. Now, a day after the inquest, Peter Jarret has been speaking to

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Sarah Corker. Emma's favourite teddy bear forms

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part of the Lifsey family's memorial to the four`year`old. Her

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grandfather makes frequent visits here and hopes the tributes can act

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a warning to others. It is a heightened sense of danger. I do

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think it is a dangerous place. Emma's grandmother, Diane Jarrett,

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was driving her home when their car crashing through the barriers and

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was hit by a train. The East Midlands service had been travelling

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from Lincoln towards Doncaster. Mrs Jarett was driving from the village

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of Haxey, and had made the journey over Beech Hill crossing near

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Finigley hundreds of times before. She suddenly saw the barrier. She

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says that she thought, that is too late, that is too late. She did not

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see the train. There was this explosion and the car was ripped to

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bits. An investigation into the accident found that the glare of the

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sun could've made it difficult for Diane to see the warning lights and

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a half barriers and that the lights themselves were less than half as

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bright as they should have been. And it raised wider questions about

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safety at crossings. Things could have been done that could have

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stopped this tragedy and things can be done now to stop other tragedies

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in the future. That has to be the focus of Network Rail. There are six

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and a half thousand level crossings in the UK. In the past five years

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there have been 44 deaths on those crossings. Network Rail say they've

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invested more than ?100 million to make improvements. Despite this, 450

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automatic half barriers are still in place. Emma's grandfather told me he

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believes there's an element of risk at every crossing. I would like half

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barrier crossings to be outlawed, a thing of the past. Proper, full

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barrier crossings. I think they have got to make them so conspicuous,

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that whatever the weather conditions prevail, if it is down, you know

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that it is down. Do you think that will save lives? Yes, I think it

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will. Her grandparents have planted roses named after Emma in the very

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place she loved to play. They hope their pain and loss can some way

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lead to greater safety at crossings. We will never forget Emma. She will

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always be four years old. Peter Jarratt, Emma's grand`father,

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ending that report by Sarah Corker. Scunthorpe hospital has apologised

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after claims were made that a patient with learning disabilities

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was left on a ward without food and drink for two days. Managers say

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they are investigating what went wrong and that they're sorry for any

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distress caused. The main bridge connecting east and

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west Hull got stuck open for almost an hour during rush hour this

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morning. Engineers were brought in to fix the electrical problem on

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Myton swing bridge. The wind turbine company, Dong

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MPs, if they're found to have broken the rules. The Brigg and Goole MP,

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Andrew Percy is supporting a system where people can band together to

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force a referendum over an MP's future, instead of waiting

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potentially years for a general election to come round. Campaigners

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claim it could help avoid a repeat of the expenses scandal, as our

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Political Editor, Tim Iredale reports.

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The recent resignation of Culture Secretary, Maria Miller, over her

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expenses claims brought back bitter improved little since the expenses

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scandal. Many believe Parliament could do much more to put its own

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house in order. This is one of the stories being

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debated on the Sunday Politics. That's this weekend at 11 o'clock on

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BBC One. Let's get the weather now, with

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Keeley Donovan. Good evening, it is already very

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chilly out there, but a finite with some clear spells. Generally try

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with a long, clear spells. Temperature is low enough for some

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frost, so gardeners beware, two degrees, three degrees. Tomorrow,

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plenty of sunshine, it will remain dry, long spells of sunshine with

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more cloud from the West. Temperatures feeling pleasant in the

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sunshine. Reaching 13 or 14 degrees, a bit cooler along the coast. Some

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overnight rain into Sunday, so damp and cloudy. It will brighten up on

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Monday but spells of sunshine and it will feel pleasant.

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That is a scam we're back tomorrow, goodbye.

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the rest of the weekend. Now look at the Outlook with Nick Miller.

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Neuer-macro don't worry, this is not the repeat. It is live. This is the

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forecast you are more likely to see in January than May, but this is a

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cold night for the time of year. We have got some cloud coming into the

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West, stopping the temperature going down too far. It may produce light

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rain later in the night, maybe a rogue shower from patchy cloud in

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East Anglia. For most, dry, clear, temperatures are on the way down and

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will end up lower than this in the coldest rural spots by morning. -4

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in rural Scotland in the coldest moral spots in southern England, so

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gardeners take note, frost for some of us are begins. What about the

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rest of the weekend? High pressure is here as it begins. You may think,

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great, settled weather, it does protect the south and east of the UK

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but Atlantique weather fronts coming to the north and west, giving some

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rain at times. First, for tomorrow, it is a fine start. Chilly, a lot

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