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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight. A
worker dies at the Cemex cement`making factory. Al baguette
and local reaction to the tragic incident `` al be getting.
As Hull City prepare for their first ever European competition, how will
their success reflect on the area? Clearly the value of this
competition to the city goes beyond everything.
Veterans from Hull are honoured for their part in liberating Holland in
World War II. Boston Stump re`opens after being
severely damaged in December's tidal surge. Don't forget that forecast in
15 minutes. A man has died after an incident at
a cement making factory in North Lincolnshire. It happened this
morning as he was working to repair part of the Cemex plant in South
Ferriby which was damaged by December's tidal surge. Our reporter
Kate Sweeting joins me now live from South Ferriby. Kate, what more do we
know about the incident? This is thought to have happened
mid`morning today. The man, who's a German contractor in his 30s, was
working to repair flood damage here, which happened during the December
tidal surge. Earlier I spoke to the first aider who treated him who told
me he fell, sustaining serious injuries which killed him. All the
staff was sent home early today. This factory is a big employer in
South Ferriby, and people locally have been hugely shocked. I've only
just heard the news. It is sad. You don't expect it. You think
everything is getting back to normal. What other company said? ``
have the. The company has released a statement. "All operations and work
at the plant have been suspended. We are working with the relevant
authorities to investigate and fully understand the circumstances of this
tragic incident. Our thoughts are with the contractor's family and
friends." The Health and Safety Executive is currently
investigating, as are Humberside Police. As well as being tragic,
this is another big blow to the company which has been going through
a very difficult period. Like many houses here it sustained serious
damage during Decembers tidal and repairs still aren't complete,
and it was those repairs that this man was working on when he was
killed. Thank you very much. In a moment. Worries shellfishing off the
Lincolnshire coast could be damaged by a new wind farm.
There is massive impact from these works and we need to know our
industry will be able to continue. Hull could get 'priceless publicity'
and millions of pounds of extra business after the football team
qualified for European competition for the first time in their history,
as FA Cup finalists Hull City have earned their place because Arsenal
have qualified for the Champions League. Our sports reporter Simon
Clark has been finding out what European football will mean for the
city. It's now required reading and today
football fans in Hull are pouring over the Atlas knowing their dreams
of playing in Europe have been realised. Hull City will blossom
into the Europa League thanks to their progress in the FA Cup and
opponents Arsenal's qualification for the Champions League. There is a
sense of disbelief from even the most optimistic of die`hard fans.
Those chats you have when you say, would you rather win the cup or be
in Europe. I really didn't think the second would happen. It is good for
the city. More people coming in. City of culture. Which team would
like to see most of all? Spanish teams really. Valencia, Sevilla.
Just any decent team. So what is it worth to club and city? Based on
last season's figures each round earns you a minimum of 100,000
euros, plus a share of television revenue. The winners Chelsea took 5
euros million in prize`money and when other revenues come into play
pocketed 11 million. And with an attractive draw the economy could
earn upwards of ?2 million in visitor revenue. But economist and
Tigers fan Michael Nolan says that figure will only be realised with a
decent draw. The type of teams that we might get could vary quite a lot
in terms of both their size in terms of their fan base, also the
distances involved and indeed the nature of travel and how they would
possibly choose to visit Hull. Ten years ago Hull City were being
promoted from the bottom division of English football and in that season
they played Boston United, Lincoln City and Scunthorpe United. Next
season they could be playing teams on Bilbao, Lyon or even Athens and
Hull in the East Riding is set to benefit.
Sumner news `` some more news. Lincolnshire Health Trust have
introduced parking charges for disabled drivers for the first time.
Blue badge holders will now have to pay a flat fee of ?1.50 to park at
their hospitals. Other parking charges have also been increased by
around 10%. Also the Trust has agreed that certain patients such as
those having regular treatment for cancer and adults accompanying
children having emergency treatment will be exempt.
Roger Helmer, who represents Lincolnshire as a UKIP member of the
European Parliament, is to stand for election as an MP at Westminster.
He's been announced as UKIP's candidate in the Newark by`election.
Hull's city of culture team says it will give work to Hull`based firms,
despite criticism it's using a London`based recruitment firm to
fill its three top jobs. Hull City Council is paying a national company
?60,000 to find it a chair, a programme director and a chief
executive. But some Hull`based businesses are angry that no
recruitment companies in the city were asked to tender for the
contract. Once again Hull City Council has not
had faith in their local businesses. The people who pay the rates.
They've taken the money out of the town and giving it to a London based
agency. We are more than capable of doing that. Is this going to be the
case for every single thing that happens now with the 2017 city of
culture? To get the top people we were told you need a top agency.
They have linked into people who know people as well as people on
their books, and of course a lot of the art world, the leading figures.
They tend to revolve around London. You might have a view on this story.
Should more have been done to try and use companies in the area to
fill this role? You can contact us on the
following. They are two of the most important
industries off our East Coast ` fishing and offshore wind. But
concerns are being raised about how they can work together. Plans have
now been unveiled for the latest wind farm off the East Coast. It
will cover nearly 30 square miles in the Lincolnshire Wash. But as our
Business Correspondent Paul Murphy reports, there are already fears
about its potential impact on one of the UK's most important areas for
shellfish. Hundreds of wind turbines have
already been installed off the East Coast and there are many more on the
way. The latest is in the wash, and those plans are now being shared
with local communities. 90 turbines linked by a cable to an onshore
substation, and the promise of local jobs. What we have seen in other
wind farm developments is that there are significant opportunities for
the local and regional businesses. If we look at London whrere we
recently built on the Thames Estuary, we have seen over 1000
people engaged in the construction of that project. But the turbine
field will need to exist alongside another important local industry,
shellfish. It's thought to be worth around ?35 million a year for the
local economy. Cockles, mussels, shrimp and crab. It is one of the
biggest fishing areas of its kind in Europe. But the fishermen are
worried. If we have got to fish less, if we have got to to turn
round and give ground, if we are hampered and stop going to our
normal historic fishing grounds, then we need some form of recompense
to cover those losses. The fishermen's fears are that laying
cable and driving turbines into the sea bed could destroy the shellfish
habitat. You're now going to put pylons on. What's going to happen?
Trawlermen here are already involved in a bitter legal dispute with
another wind turbine company over alleged damage to their fishing
grounds. These two industries seem a long way off from being able to work
together. But the developers say they want to work with the shellfish
industry. We are already right now building one wind farm off the east
Yorkshire coast, so we've already been engaging with fishermen further
north. We know how important it is to find a way of working together to
find solutions that work for us and work for the fishing industry.
Installation work begins next year. Perhaps this is a real test of
whether these two important industries can actually work
together. Vital for our part of the world.
Should there be more protection for fishermen in the area orders the
wind industry need freedom to develop? You can e`mail us and text
us. Still ahead tonight: World War II veterans from Hull bring home a
Flame of Liberation from Holland. And we've got some essential
information for Hull City fans considering following their team
into Europe. Neil Nicklin took this yesterday at
Blue Bell Woods near North Cave. A lovely picture. Another photograph
tomorrow night. I hope you have a good weekend. `` had. I heard about
all of the rain. Anyway there are rumours on Twitter that you got
married? Tomorrow is a bright start. It will turn showery from the west.
You can see this weather fronts here. Later in the day but certainly
the morning looks OK but we are looking at a downward trend with
increasingly unsettled weather over the coming days. It has been another
lovely day, temperatures around 16 degrees. One or two showers have
been triggered. You can see the clouds on the pictures here. One or
two showers in the next few hours, with sunny intervals in between. We
have rain in Ireland at the moment which could push eastwards. 10
Celsius is 50 Fahrenheit which will be the top temperature tonight. The
sun will rise in the morning. Mostly dry and bright start to Wednesday
when some sunshine. There will be one or two showers but the morning
is not too bad. Clouds will increase an afternoon will turn showery.
Showers pushing in on a stiffening south`west wind. Those temperatures
as taking a bit of a head, a couple of degrees down on where there have
been, with top temperatures of 14 degrees across the east riding. So,
Thursday. We will see some outbreaks of rain spreading north easterly.
Friday has some heavy, perhaps thundery showers developing and
Saturday will be rainy again. It turns increasingly unsettled over
the next few days. Jim is watching the show in Spain tonight. Even I
can forecast there. See you tomorrow.
World War II veterans from Hull will return from the Netherlands this
week carrying a special flame, which commemorates the country's
liberation. The flame is lit every year to mark the anniversary of when
Germany surrendered in Holland. Members of the Normandy Veterans'
Association were presented with the Flame of Liberation at the weekend
in Holland. It's usually sent to communities across the country, but
this year for the first time, it will also be carried back to the UK.
Gemma Dawson has been following the veterans and sent this report.
Remembering those they lost, here in the land they helped to liberate.
Very emotional. Thinking about the lives were lost. Laying a wreath
here, thinking about the airmen who drowned. British and Allied troops
arrived in the Netherlands in 1944 ` after four years of German
occupation. It was so hard to dry the Germans out of Holland and it
was a long hard battle, and during that time the Dutch people didn't
have any food. `` drive. They were starving. Now almost 70 years on,
thousands turned up to welcome the veterans back ` walking side by side
in a silent march through the streets of Wageningen. Later, the
Chairman of the National Committee of Commemoration told me people here
want to thank them for their efforts. Over the years people in
the Netherlands and other countries realise that it is important what
veterans have done. You have to honour them and that is happening
now. I'm very happy about that. Every year, to mark the day when
Germany surrendered in Holland, a flame is lit here. At this ceremony
the veterans have received a special torch lit by the flame of
liberation. It is a symbol of freedom which the veterans say is
priceless. He is going to take the fire, take the torch, keep it
burning. And marching. It's quite a unique feeling. I can't say any
more. They're still here and to come to our commemoration is an honour
for us. For us it is special, but always within the Netherlands and
for the first time that is getting back to England. As communities from
across the Netherlands collect the flame and head home, the veterans
too will return to Hull where the flame will be welcomed on Thursday.
Five months after it was badly damaged by flooding, the Boston
Stump Tower has re`opened to the public. The well known landmark was
damaged by the December tidal surge. Church officials say other repair
work to parts of St Botolph's could take another 18 months. Simon Spark
has more. Setting up shop again for the first
time since the floods of December last year. It is a long recovery for
the iconic landmark but now with the shop reopened things are starting to
get back to normal. We are happy to be up and running again after a long
time. It has been a long five mums with a lot of hard work. There's a
lot of work to do and it is expensive. As churches go this is an
attractive church. With a tower reopened people can witness the
breathtaking views across Boston and of course the river that cause so
much devastation just five months ago. It couldn't have looked more
tranquil today but compare this with the scenes of December the 5th. It
was devastating for people to see and just the volume of water that
came through. People worked so hard on the building year ensuring it is
maintained in a way that it helps the community. When things happen
like that it is about the town. There is still a lot of work to do
including the electrics, the entire heating system and replacing the
platforms. All that could take another 18 months.
Police are now treating a fire at a recycling plant in East Yorkshire as
arson. A joint investigation has begun between the police and the
Fire Service to find out how the plant burnt to the ground at Saltend
on Sunday. Firefighters have been using heavy lifting machinery to
clear debris, which is still smouldering.
At the moment we can't determine what the cause of the fire is so we
are classing it as arson. We have a joint investigation between the
police and the fire brigade and that is ongoing at the moment. So we are
appealing for anyone in the area at the time to come forward. There is a
lot of public highways at the back where people might be walking their
dogs. We are asking them to come forward if they were in the area.
Sun News just coming in. Firefighters are trying to control a
fire at a recycling plant. They were called at 6pm to a building. We will
let you know on that one. A young choir from Lincolnshire narrowly
missed out in the final of Songs of Praise's School Choir of the Year.
The students from Lincoln Minster School made it to the final six and
got positive comments from the celebrity judges, including Gareth
Malone. These students from this cruel got
to the final six of the contest and got positive comments from this
levity judgments `` celebrity judges. Scunthorpe United are
preparing for a bus tour of the town to celebrate their promotion to
League One. The tour starts tomorrow evening from 5.30pm at Glanford
Park. The bus will drive along Scotter Road, Moorwell Road,
Messingham Road, Ashby Road, Oswald Road and Frodingham Road ` before
travelling to Normanby Hall for a civic reception with the Mayor at
6.30pm. It starts off at 5pm here when we
have the trophy and the medals presented to the players. We hop
onto the bus at 5:30pm, going on a tour around the town. Really looking
forward to it. Hopefully is going to be a fantastic turnout from the fans
and they can cheer us round the route.
The Hull City manager, Steve Bruce, says his side can play their final
two league matches with more freedom after securing another season in the
Premier League. The Tigers lost 3`1 against Aston Villa at the weekend,
but their safety was guaranteed when Norwich only drew at Chelsea on
Sunday. Hull City play Manchester United tonight.
We've got Manchester United and Everton, which is never going to be
easy. So we have Manchester United, Everton and Arsenal. Big games to
look forward to but we can go and have a freedom about us, and
whenever you go to Old Trafford it's where you want to play. There will
be 75,000 people there and it is a wonderful place to come.
Commentary is on BBC Radio Humberside from 7.45pm. Their sport
programme is on air now. Hull City fans are getting ready to
clock up miles as they enter Europe. One of the further strips could be
two North Eastern Turkey, more than 2000 miles away. We sent our
reporter to see how fans are brushing up on their language skills
in preparation. Yorkshire's only maritime city has continental
influences. It has a ferry links to Holland and Belgium and has long
promoted its out to the gateway to Europe. Now with the possibility of
football matches as far as field as Turkey, Sweden or Germany, fans will
be travelling thousands of miles on their quest for European glory. Fans
on their way to denied's game were already daring to dream about
foreign adventures. Fantastic to see foreign teams come here because they
will bring a bit of flair. What can you say in German? Do you really
want to know? I would like a beer? You would like to go to Spain? What
is your Spanish light? Both lands flying the flag on the continent,
they will need help leading the lingo. How would they say up the
Tigers in French? And in Italian? And what about in Greek? Travel
agents say fans could soon be off to some unusual locations. There are
quite a lot of clubs in Scandinavia and Russia. There are places like
France where it is easy and other places where it is not easy. I don't
think we were travel very well. The flag will travel weathers. Tigers on
tour, watch out Europe. Let's get a recap of the national and regional
headlines Politicians take action over the biggest ever proposed
foreign takeover of a British company ` the bosses of US
pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and the UK firm Astra Zeneca will appear
before MPs. A man has died after an incident at
a cement making factory in North Lincolnshire.
Tomorrow's weather: A dry bright start, cloud increasing with a risk
of showers spreading from the west. Maximum temperature 14 Celsius.
A response on the fact that the City Council might be using a firm in
London to find someone to run the city of culture. Caroline says she
thinks it's disgusting. Tracy says what a surprise. No fade in our own
ability to stop Amanda asks how we expected to be proud of our culture.
The government promised jobs to local people in Hull. Why are they
using people in London? Thank you for those. Have a nice evening.