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combat for the first time. That's all from the BBC News.

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

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mother who says she's being penalised for keeping a spare room

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for her son who's on a tour of duty in Afghanistan.

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When it was thrown at is that we had a backdated arrears amounted to pay,

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it made it very difficult to be able to stay within our means.

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Myth`busting ` the operations being broadcast live for the first time.

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The plans to transform this quiet Linconshire waterway into a busy

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marina. Hull's veterans who freed Holland in

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the Second World War bring home the symbol of their victory. The latest

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forecast coming up in 15 minutes. Good evening. A mother from North

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Lincolnshire is accusing the government of forcing her to live in

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poverty after changes to our housing benefit. Lorraine Seath from

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Scunthorpe says she should be able to keep a bedroom spare for her son,

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when he is home from serving with the RAF. But the government says if

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she does, she will lose some of her housing benefit, in what critics

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call the bedroom tax. Crispin Rolfe reports. An extra space for

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Lorraine's son Simon. The bedroom cost the family housing benefit.

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Simon works for the RAF in Oxfordshire, but comes home at

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weekends to see his daughter. He has a daughter here. He has

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relationships with people, neighbours and family that he comes

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back to, to maintain. Why, then, could he not pay your subsidy? He's

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paying his council tax and his board where he lives. Because of living in

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barracks down south, Simon's bedroom, which he shares with his

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daughter, is not exempt, point to put the Prime Minister yesterday. As

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the Prime Minister think it is right that he has to pay the bedroom tax

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to keep a room available for him to stay in when he has to pay the

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bedroom tax to keep a room available for him to stay in when he's home?

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If the exemption does not apply in this case, there is the provision of

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the discretionary housing payment. So far, the rain, who cannot work

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because of ill`health, says the council has refused her request ``

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Lorraine. It made it very difficult for us to stay within our means. The

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way the bedroom tax is being put into place, it doesn't make economic

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sense and it Pini `` it penalises people. In North Lincolnshire, there

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are not the smaller properties in their social housing sector. One

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room means losing 14% in housing benefit. Two rooms and it rises to

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25%, and could mean families could expect to lose between ?40 and ?80

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every month. 50,000 people across Yorkshire and the Humber are

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affected by the bedroom tax. These are service people working overseas

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people sharing custody with their children and their parts need an

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extra room for sleeping arrangements. The Department for

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work and pensions says: X is a site Earlier, I spoke to

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Jonathan Isaby from the Taxpayers' Alliance.

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He told me there major problems with the country's housing stock which

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need fixing. I think we need to look at the

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availability of housing and the affordability of housing. I think

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people need to be aware that soldiers who are away on operations

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and intending to return home permanently, the spare room subsidy

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does not apply in those cases, but this is a case where a soldier was

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living at barracks and somebody simply wanted to have a room in a

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home available on the off chance that her son would come and visit at

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some point. The thing is, there will be hundreds of thousands of people

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watching this programme who own their homes, and would love to have

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a spare room for adult children or visitors or friends, but they simply

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can't afford it. So the answer to the question is, yes, somebody who

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is serving but is living in barracks should be liable? Yes, and I think

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the issue is this, that it's not fair to ask people who can't afford

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spare rooms in their own homes for their adult children or friends to

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subsidise that luxury for others. But some will say, his served his

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country, he is serving his country, therefore the family should get

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special...not necessarily treatment, but dispensation. He is serving his

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country and I salute him for doing that. The country is housing him at

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barracks. He has a home. It would not be fair to ask the taxpayer to

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provide two different homes for him at the same time. It's not

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sustainable in terms of the number of houses available for rent in the

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social sector. Briefly, is the spare room subsidy working? The spare room

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subsidy is working because it's ensuring there is better

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distribution of housing around the country and you're not asking people

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to subsidise for others a lifestyle that they can't afford for

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themselves. Good to talk to you. Thank you very much indeed.

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We want to hear from you on this story, should people who are in the

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armed forces be a special case or should tennants benefits be cut if

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rooms are hardly used? In a moment: A fortnight before the

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European Elections, the debate over whether we're better in or out heats

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up. Operations in Goole are being

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broadcast live to people in the town to try and give them an insight into

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what work the hospital does. People have been watching knee and shoulder

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surgery via a video link while putting their questions to

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clinicians. Hospital bosses say it's a chance to show off the services

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they offer to patients. Surgeons here in Goole perform

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around 1,200 operations a year. For safety and hygiene reasons,

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operations are carried out behind closed doors, but today, surgeons

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have been performing what they call a myth`busting exercise. First in

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the theatre list was a knee replacement, which was shown live

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via a video link, complete with commentary from one of the

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consultants. There is a metal tray there. I think it is useful for

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people to understand what happens. The more patients are educated about

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surgery and outcomes, I think the better outcome they will get

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themselves. The surgery looked and sounded quite brutal. It didn't seem

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to put anyone off. It is good to know what you're going in for. It

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was really helpful. I enjoyed it. In a funny way. GPs found the surgery

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showcased very useful. I wanted to see how the new procedure was

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actually done, so patients who come to me, I can describe the operation

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to them and give them some insight as to complications that can occur.

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While this live broadcast is still unusual, cameras are gradually being

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allowed access to all areas, from the very start of life to behind the

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scenes of our police stations. Legal experts believe it would be long

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before we are televising court cases, like that of Oscar Pistorius

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currently being tried in South Africa. Back in Goole and surgeons

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insist cameras and a distraction. It's been revealed rail bosses had

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been planning to close a level crossing near the East Yorkshire

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border where a man died yesterday. A I have done over 300 of these

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procedures. They are normally straightforward. No pressure, it was

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fine. The number of people needing hip and knee 's replacement is

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expected to soar over the next decade. It is hoped the screening

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will reassure patients and persuade them to have their surgery in Goole.

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Now, some more stories in brief. It's been revealed rail bosses had

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been planning to close a level crossing near the East Yorkshire

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border where a man died yesterday. 77`year`old Eric Ireland from

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Moorsholme died after his car was hit by a train on a gated crossing

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in Scampston. Network Rail has told the BBC it's "in discussions" with

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the landowner to shut the crossing. No`one on board the train was

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injured. Around 100 pensioners and disabled passengers have disrupted

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services in protest over changes to their travel passes. Services had to

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stop at Doncaster after protesters refuse to pay their fares. The train

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blocked a number of platforms as police dealt with the incident.

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Other services were delayed or forced to re`route.

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Are we better`off in or out of the European Union? That was the subject

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of a fierce debate today, which featured the politicians hoping to

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represent East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire in Brussels.

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The European election candidates clashed over a number of issues in a

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radio debate, which was hosted by Tim Iredale.

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Some commentators regard Grimsby is one of the eurosceptic towns in the

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country. Listening carefully to the radio debate was Philip Evans, a

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Grimsby `based firm which exports of British groceries to overseas

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retailers. The point about the EU is to create a common market, and that

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is what we benefit from. The Lib Democrat policy is that we are

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better off remaining part of the EU. We believe that so many jobs depend

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on membership of the EU, about 3000 in this region. So much depends on

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the single market. That is not the UKIP a few. UKIP wants Britain to be

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self`governing. British people should be governed by a British

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government. We don't need to be part of a union, a political union.

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Labour said the European Parliament does make a difference to our daily

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lives. We are taking decisions on things that affect people, like food

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labelling, air quality, how many holidays you have, paid holidays.

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The Tories have promised and in out referendum on our membership of the

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EU in 2017. The Conservative policy, which is we would like to remain

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within a European Union, but one which is very much reformed and more

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suitable for the British people for the future. It was a lively debate

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between the Yorkshire and Humber Euro election candidates. What is

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the Grimsby businessman's view? It has made me worry that it will not

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educate all offers before the election comes up. The hope these

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debates will help everyone. It will help us make a decision. On the

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basis of a very emotional debate, I Duncan Weir getting very far. You

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can see a list of the candidates standing on the BBC website.

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Thank you for watching. Still ahead tonight: Plans are

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revealed to transform this quiet Linconshire waterway into a busy

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marina. The World War II veterans who helped to free...

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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve at North Cliffe near Market Weighton.

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Josie Latus sent it in. Another picture tomorrow.

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How are you? I am fine, apart from the smirk on

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your face. Kerry says, I love Peter's Silver

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shared, but I couldn't tell where his hair finished and his share

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started. The headlines is an unsettled one.

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Some torrential rain across Lincolnshire. The very unsettled

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weekend with showers and longer spells of rain. Quite windy

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tomorrow, with a scattering of showers. We have had some rain this

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morning and some very heavy rain now. Boston is very wet. We could

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see a bit of evening brightness. From the West, scattered showers.

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The sharp showers return towards dawn. Lowest temperatures, nine or

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ten. A breezy nights to come. The sun will rise around 5:30am. Showers

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from the word go across East Yorkshire Lincolnshire and North

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Norfolk. As we head through the afternoon, the showers peter out.

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Quite a few places and up dry. You is a windy day. Top temperatures

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across East Yorkshire, 13 or 14. Saturday will be very unsettled. The

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rain clears to showers on Saturday afternoon. That is the forecast.

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I know you have been making the weather show today. Is there another

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debate on the rain? We talk about the Antarctic.

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I will mention The Times tomorrow. See you tomorrow.

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Plans for a new marina along the River Witham at Woodhall Spa are

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being welcomed as a chance to secure the future of tourism in the town.

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Local councillors say the proposals could attract thousands of new

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visitors. But some local residents worry the area could become

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overdeveloped. Sarah Walton reports. A quiet day out on the water and a

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chance to watch the Lincolnshire landscape as you pass by. But it's

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hoped a marina beside the River Witham here could tempt people to

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stop and visit nearby Woodhall Spa, spending their money in local

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buisinesses. British waterways are opening up every day. It is

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important we are open to that market. The marina would be about a

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mile from Woodhall Spa and house 300 boats on a pool linked to the river

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with a new canal. The site would also include 200 homes as well as

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shops. Plans are at an early stage, but 30 miles away you can get an

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idea of what it might look like. Burton Water near Lincoln sits on

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the same river and does attract visitors into the surrounding area.

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Pop into Lincoln, then go to other places. But back in Woodhall Spa,

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the Parish council is worries a marina with shops could take

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business away from town centre, and on the high street there's a mixed

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reaction. I wouldn't have thought people here would be very happy with

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the extra influx of visitors in this village. From where it is going to

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be, I think Woodhall would benefit from it. Overall, brilliant I day.

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Probably a good idea for businesses, but it might spoil the character of

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the town itself. This is why we like it here, because it is quiet. The

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developper says he does understand, and hopes to work very closely with

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the local community. I live 100 metres away from this development.

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We always wanted a project that was good forward all Spark, and we would

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build a cycle path into the village so that people would go into the

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village and use things there. The next stage is to survey the land

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here and draw up more detailed plans. If approved, building could

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start in about four years' time. The a 15 is closed in both directions

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this evening after a serious accident involving three vehicles.

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East Midlands are rampant and attended the scene. That is the A15,

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closed in both directions at the moment.

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Project got into difficulty above the airfield at RAF Waddington. They

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say that emergency procedures were implemented before it made a safe

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landing. Permission has been given to build

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25 new homes on the former site of Winter Gardens in Cleethorpes. The

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site has been empty since 2007. Council officers voted in favour of

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plans. A Hull museum which was being closed

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to the public to save money will stay open following an online

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petition signed by over 3,000 people. Hull City Council says the

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Hands on History Museum will open on alternate Saturday afternoons. The

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cost will be met by reducing opening times at the Spurn Lightship. You

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might have a view on that story. Thanks to one who got in touch about

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the critical report into the Hull and East Yorkshire hospitals we

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talked about last night. The CQ CQ watchdog said staff shortages were

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affecting patient care. There were also allegations of bullying. Thank

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you for all the messages. It symbolises the freedom enjoyed by

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people living across Europe since the Nazis were defeated in 1945.

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This, the Torch of liberation, is tonight in Hull after its journey

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from the Netherlands. It was handed over on Sunday following a special

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ceremony. Amanda White watched today as it was welcomed into Hull.

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Having been in the care of the captain on the overnight ferry this

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morning, the Flame of Liberation was handed back to the Normandy Veterans

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Association on British soil. It had been presented to chairman John

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Hainsworth on Sunday in the Dutch town of Vargeningen as its people

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celebrated the anniversary of their liberation from the Nazis. Take the

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torch. Keep it burning. And Marge. And much of, yes. Thank you. In

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Hull, it was welcomed by the students of Archbishop Sentamu

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Academy, who sang of the freedom hard fought for in Western Europe.

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There were thousands that been starving and were absolutely

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begging. I had just been issued with cigarettes. I gave over 1000 away.

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As the torch crosses the Hull whole `` the torch crosses the river

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Hull, you can see them behind me. At Hull's Guildhall, thoughts turned

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to the freedom this flame symbolises. We have never been

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occupied. We don't know what occupation means. We have freedom of

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speech, freedom of movement. In Ukraine, in Syria, in Africa, even

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Afghanistan now, there are still parts of the world where freedom is

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not something normal, it isn't you have to work for and think about.

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That is what the flame of freedom is about. We honour those who from the

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city and region heeded the call to leave these shores, to fight for

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those who had endured years of oppression and discrimination.

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This liberation flame will burn on, and so too hope that its essence

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will never be taken for granted. At the moment the flame is in the

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Princess key shopping centre. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines: Barclays is to cut 19,000 jobs in a radical

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shake`up of its business. A mother from North Lincolnshire

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whose son is on a tour of duty in Afghanistan says she's being

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penalised for keeping a bedroom for him.

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Tomorrow's weather: Response on that story of the mother whose son is

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with the RAF and she's keeping a spare bedroom for him.

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Mark in Lincoln says, not my responsibility or anybody else's

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responsibility to provide accommodation for anybody else who

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is working. Mike says, tax subsidise many MPs, serving soldiers should be

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exempt from this tax. Callum says, I am a serviceman in the Royal Air

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Force and I think the bedroom tax is a scam. As for the man saying the

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taxpayer pays for our room on the military base, it is drivel, we pay

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for our accommodation out of our monthly wage. Thank you for

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watching. Good night. No-one would have believed, in the

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first years of the 21st century, that Britain's affairs were being

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watched and scrutinised With the help

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of our three political parties, who lie to the British public

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about their intentions, minds immeasurably

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more bureaucratic than ours slowly and surely drew

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their plans against us.

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