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That's all from the BBC News at Six, so it's goodbye from me


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


Exercise more or risk an early death ` the warning to thousands of women


classed as inactive. There will be more likely to be active as an


adult. The narrow escape for the lorry


driver who crashed off this motorway.


A campaign to force householders to put their wheelie bins away. People


are quite passionate about the fact they want the streets to look clean


and tidy. They want to be proud of the area.


Settling in at their new home ` the latest arrivals pulling in crowds at


The Deep. A chilly weekend but an unsettled


one. I will be back later with the details.


Women in Hull risk dying young because they don't exercise enough,


according to scientists. Figures show six out of ten women and five


out of ten men in the city are classed as inactive. Today, the City


Council started a four`year plan to improve fitness. It coincides with


research that's found inactivity is a bigger risk to health than


drinking and smoking. And it's a growing problem that is already


costing the NHS more than ?1 billion a year. Jill Archbold reports.


Separated by age, but United by exercise. Those in Hull who do it


often are reducing their risk of disease or premature death. But the


City Council is concerned about two thirds of their population not doing


the recommended amount. Clearly, we need to invest, but we also need to


make best use of the things we have already got. And that is part of


this strategy. We have got some fantastic leisure facilities, and


green spaces, in Hull, we want to see that used more often. In Hull,


62% of women and 50% of men are classed as inactive, with more than


a quarter of the population described as clinically obese.


That's 4% higher than the national average. In a four year plan, the


council have pledged to increase the number of people taking part in


sport, starting with children like these. But do their families follow


suit? My parents are quite lazy sometimes. My mum and dad are quite


sporty. My dad plays golf. If you instil it from an early age, they


will go on to be more likely to be active as an adult. The families had


to be massively on board because they are the ones that are going to


take the children to the activities and take time out. An aspiration


too, to close a gender divide, and in a video which champions the


plans, women who have made a career from sport. Thanks to the active


women project, I am now in all`time paid implement, I have made lots of


new friends and helped lots of people lose weight. There are signs


of positive change. 70% of those who rode in the Sky Ride continued to


cycle. But can increasing participation in Hull help reduce


the ?10 billion cost of England's inactivity?


Earlier, I spoke to Hull West and Hessle MP Alan Johnson, who was the


Health Secretary between 2007 and 2009. I asked him if there was any


evidence to show councils could get people active.


Well, councils have now taken over responsibility for public health,


and being active is really important because you do not want to devote


everything to hospital care, which is too late, because people are ill.


You want to stop them being ill in the first place, and local


authorities are well placed to help with that. Six out of ten women,


five out of ten men, never exercise in Hull, does that matter? It


matters a lot, because physical activity, along with diet, are


crucial in this. People who are physically active are 50% less


likely to get one of the major chronic diseases like cancer or


cardiovascular disease. Won't people think, "It's up to me"? I am one of


the five out of ten men there. Should people be told by their


council to go and exercise? If they want to join a gym, they will join a


gym. This is the Director of Public Health, and councils are now


responsible for public health, saying, look, we're going to make it


easier for you to be active. That is a long way from ordering people to


be active. It sounds very similar to me. In other words, get out there


and do something! The Council Leader will not be knocking on the door


saying, "You haven't done your ten minute walking today!" That is not


going to happen, Peter. Your leader, Ed Miliband, says physical activity


and us living healthier lives is going to be one of his priorities.


He has been accused of wanting to nanny people, even by some MPs in


your own party. I think all that criticism of the nanny state went a


long time ago. If we hadn't taken action to try to discourage people


from smoking, the NHS would have probably been unaffordable by now.


And there is a realisation that you cannot go on spending money on the


outcome of poor health, without trying to do something about


stopping that situation in the first place. One of these inactive people


watching telly tonight, what do you say? I say you will have a 20 to 30%


greater chance of dying prematurely and a 50% better chance of


contracting a serious chronic illness if you don't get out and


have some physical activity in your life. Do you belong to a gym? I


don't belong to a gym. I run, it is much cheaper! You do not have to


belong to a gym, it is about getting off the bus, stopping early and


walking the rest of the way, etc. Mr Johnson, good to see you, thank you


very much indeed. So, is it up to councils to try to


make us active, if it improves health and saves the NHS money? Or


is it up to the individual? Do you feel you are being now need into


doing activity? Here are the contact details.


What do you think of those figures you have heard ayes `` heard?


A lorry driver has had an incredible escape after his lorry crashed on


the M18 in East Yorkshire. The lorry slid out of control on the


southbound carriageway after a tyre burst, causing it to fall off the


Rawcliffe Bridge and set on fire. Crispin Rolfe is live in the


newsroom. Crispin, how is the driver?


He escaped without serious injuries, but as we saw in that picture, it


could have been a different story. Humberside Police were called just


after 3:30pm yesterday afternoon to the M18 southbound motorway, just


after where it branches off from the M62. As you can see on this map,


it's just where the road crosses a series of waterways. The area is


called Rawcliffe Bridge. Officers say a tyre on the lorry burst. That


caused the driver to lose control and his lorry strayed across the


road, crashed over a bridge and fell some distance, stopping just short


of a canal. It got worse because the vehicle, which was carrying


fertiliser, then set on fire. The driver, who is 61, was taken in an


Air Ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary. He was treated for cuts,


bruises and a dislocated shoulder. The junction was closed for 12


hours. We don't know who he is, but it's a routine work journey he won't


forget. Amazing story, thank you very much.


The police have detained four suspected illegal immigrants,


including two children aged ten and two, after they were heard banging


from the inside of a refrigerated lorry in Spalding. They were all


from Iran. The two`year`old was taken to hospital, suffering from


the effects of the cold. A man who killed his mother at her


home in Dunholme near Lincoln while suffering a violent epileptic fit


has been cleared of murder. A jury at Lincoln Crown Court decided Nigel


Constable was insane. He now faces being detained indefinitely in a


secure hospital. The new Bishop of Grimsby has been


announced. The Reverend Canon Dr David Court is currently a vicar in


Norfolk. The 55`year`old says he's honoured and excited to be working


in Lincolnshire. He'll start work in September. We wish all the very


best. When politicians climbed on a stage


in the Lincolnshire town of Horncastle this morning for an


hour`long BBC radio debate, there was only one subject they wanted to


talk about. Immigration. It's a big issue in the run`up to the European


elections in two weeks. Our political editor, Tim Iredale, was


there. On a damp and drizzly day in


Horncastle's Market Place, the candidates hoping to become Euro MPs


for the East Midlands region were trying to offer the voters of


Lincolnshire some blue sky thinking. Are there too many EU citizens


coming to the UK? Listening in Boston was Jurate,


immigration by other. We dealing with that problem. We have nothing


against migrant workers coming into Lincolnshire on a four`month work


permit or whatever is appropriate. What we do not want is people who


come here, drift around and end up sleeping in doorways. As I fear they


do in Boston. Other candidates offered a more positive view on the


impact of migration on Lincolnshire. I have spoken to farmers here


saying, why do you employ with Iranians and Latvians to bring the


not have any expectation of migrant workers, they need to be paid the


Minimum Wage. We need to stop the gangmaster is exploiting them. I am


an immigrant. I think working `` I have been working here, I am


integrated and I take offence. Iron and people are worried, I completely


do. But it is not the immigrants who are the problem. It is a banking


crisis that caused the recession. In Boston, Lithuanian teacher Jurate


wasn't impressed with the tone of the debate. We are the same people


as all other people. We work honestly, until we work hard and pay


taxes, why did we have to be called migrants? Why does everybody speak


about us as if we are different? The men and women hoping to become east


midlands MEPs have had their say. You can see a full list of


candidates on the BBC website. Those elections are in a couple of weeks.


Still ahead, for 50 years, they have been waiting to passers`by, but


could the end be in sight for the Leven bears? Everybody waves as they


go past. What would it be like if they were not there? No fun.


Tonight's photograph is of linking to, with some big clouds in the


background. Taken by Brian Jeffery. Thank you for the picture. Every


week, I go to the same petrol station and the sky pesters me, will


you come in with me one week? That is all he wants. `` the sky. `` this


man. Give and take! Some news about some big white clouds.


There will be a fair few of them as we go through the week. Unsettled is


certainly the theme. Some inkling it might settle down towards the end of


next week. It will not be a wash`out, there will be some


sunshine, but there will be a fair few showers. Some of them will be


heavy, possibly thundery. All down to low pressure dominating. Also, a


band of rain overnight tonight. Today we have had some heavy


showers. They have now by and large fizzled out. A dry evening with


spells of sunshine. Any show is dying out, it will be dry into this


evening and fine. Later, a band of rain will spread from the South


West. There could be some heavy rain, but not a cold night,


temperatures down to around nine or ten. But it will be fairly blustery.


The sun will rise at 5:09am. Here are the times of high water.


Tomorrow morning, it will get off to a sunny start. Lots of rain around.


Outbreaks of rain will clear the way northwards and it will brighten up


with spells of sunshine. But we will also see a few showers, cropping up


through the course of the day. Some of them will be slow`moving, heavy


and thundery. Some faces may get quite a lot of rain. Temperatures


are doing quite well, 16 or 17 Celsius. A gentle breeze from the


South West. More breezy as we head into Sunday. Sunday, another day of


bright and sunny spells but also a scattering of what could be heavy


and thundery showers. The unsettled theme lasts into next week, sunny


spells and scattered showers. spells and scattered


I think you are on for a discount their! I cannot believe that.


See you on Monday. Wheelie bins are one of the most


complained about issues in modern Britain. And in one part of Hull,


people are so sick of them permanently being left on the


street, blocking pavements, they've started a petition demanding action


from the council. Some cities trialled fines for people who don't


return their bin to their property, but in this area there is no


penalty. I've been speaking to an expert on good manners, who says


leaving out your bin is symptom of a "me, me, me generation". First,


Leanne Brown reports. From the street and back onto your


property ` that's what you're supposed to do when your bins have


been emptied. But it's claimed many residents in the Avenues area of


Hull aren't doing that. There `` it can be a bit messy if they are not


emptied often. Do you always take away your bin? Always, taken in the


same day they come. You put it in your back way. A local campaign


group wants action and they say they not only look unsightly, but they


are unsafe. We are concerned they are causing a hazard to people in


the street. So imagine if you are a mother trying to push a pram down


the street or someone who uses a wheelchair or something like that,


it must be terrible to weave your way in and out. Elsewhere in the


country ` take Leicester, for example ` they issue fines of ?110


to people who leave their bins in the street. In parts of Lancashire,


like Preston, your bin could be confiscated. And in London last


year, a man had to pay ?15,000 in legal costs after blocking his


neighbour's driveway with his bin. But at this blind institute, they


say fining people is not the answer. It is much more about educating


people and people having more thought and awareness. We have used


something like simulation spectacles, where people can


simulate various eye conditions. It really is quite opposing when you


put those on and you realise how difficult it is. Harry is one of the


members who booked into a bend this morning. I have cut myself on a bin


and on a wing mirror, there is too much of it. Especially along the


side streets, where the pavements are particularly narrow. They are a


menace. At the moment with no reprimand for leaving your bin out,


it is hoped people will put them back where they belong. We will be


asking for your thoughts on this in a moment.


Leanne is on a street where bins have been left out. Will the council


listen to the campaigners who want the bins moved?


Well, Hull City Council say they are happy to meet with the action group


to discuss their concerns. But they say they have already introduced


several schemes, like the identification and numbering of


beans. To put this into context, last year they received 378


completes about bins, but with 7.8 Lee and collections, they say it is


a small issue for them. `` 7.8 million. But they say they are


including more people to put `` encouraging more people to put back


their bins. I've been speaking to William


Hanson, who's an expert in etiquette and good manners. I asked him what


he thought about people who leave their bins out. I think these people


are being very selfish. We are living in quite a "me, me, me"


society and good manners are selfless, they are about other


people. Taking your bins in and looking after your part of the road


is part of your responsibility. What do you think about these people who


think it is fine just to leave the bins out, not put them away? It is a


little bit arrogant of them to think they can do what they want. If they


don't like the rules that come with suburban living, don't live in


suburbia, go and live in the middle of the sticks! OK, you are the


master. How do we go about telling our neighbours, somebody we might


not actually know or somebody who might be selfish, how do we go about


telling them to put the bins away and get their act together? Well,


don't go in with all guns blazing. Go in and be perfectly pleasant and


charming, a nice, big smile to them, ask them if they could possibly move


them and point out the rules in a nice, unpatronising way. Hopefully,


they will do that. If needs be, the homeowners' association needs to get


in contact with them. Do you have some bad bin neighbours? There is


the e`mail address to get in touch with. You can also text us.


New penguins have attracted huge crowds to The Deep aquarium in Hull


since their arrival in March. There have been regular long queues to get


in, with visitor numbers up by 50%. Now The Deep has picked up more


penguins. You have to be old to get that one! Caroline Bilton met their


keepers to see how they are settling in to a life thousands of miles from


their natural home. Settling into their new home, the new Penguins


were certainly showing no signs of jet lag today after their 5000 mile


journey from Texas. You are still playing with the ball. Somewhere in


this group are Stanley, Brian and Diane, and Hector is the man who


have come `` has come with them. These guys are characters. These


guys are the Comic Relief. They will always be doing something that will


make you laugh, or do something that you never thought was possible. In


the `` in just two months, 115,000 people have been to see the penguins


here, that is up 50% on the same time two years ago. They clearly


have what it takes to join the crowds. `` draw in. It is great to


see them playing around. They are full of energy, all over the place.


We have been to see them before. But we thought we would come back again


to see them. They are adorable! We spent about ?600,000 and we have


made that back already and raised ?40,000 for the Penguin


conservation. So, that has been a great payback. On average, they get


a couple of feeds a day. About 20 of these each feed.


Attention is not just paid to their diet. Time is also spent every day


providing them with entertainment. Eleanor is in there at the moment


with actor. It is like a little Red Bull on a piece of string. `` with


Hector. `` red ball. Some of the penguins really enjoy. So the family


is complete and the penguins will spend the next 30 days in


quarantine. The next adventure will be the opening of the doors to their


personal balcony, overlooking the River Humber. They did not have that


in Texas! Back to last night's story on the


mother who says benefit changes mean she's now being charged for the


spare room in her council house that is used by her son when he's not


away with the RAF. A large response. Carole says, "As an ex`Forces wife


and a mother of a serviceman, this annoys me. Service personnel should


be exempt from the bedroom tax. The accommodation when they're away is


not home." Rachel says, "I work in housing for


a local authority and the bedroom tax is the best idea this Government


has had. A spare room costs about ?11 a week and if you are on full


housing benefit, that is the only rent you have to pay."


Chris says, "The bedroom tax does not make better use of the council


housing stock. We have been on the waiting list for a smaller property


for two years. But we are forced to pay for spare bedrooms that we are


willing to give up." Reference thereto the fact there are


not enough properties. Thank you very much for all of those.


The Hull FC coach, Lee Radford, says he's had a tough week "picking up


his players" after their defeat by Wakefield on Sunday. His side host


last season's Super League champions Wigan at the KC Stadium this


evening. There's currently a four point difference between the two


teams in the table. And there'll be commentary of that


game on BBC Radio Humberside. That's Hull FC v Wigan tonight. And


tomorrow evening it's Hull KR at Salford, where kick`off is at 6pm.


The Hull City manager, Steve Bruce, admits his players have taken their


eye off the ball as they look forward to the FA Cup final. In a


rare outspoken moment, Bruce admitted recent performances, like


this defeat to Manchester United, had been affected by the prospect of


meeting Arsenal next week. That's even though Premier League safety


has been secured. The big thing I've got to stress is that we still want


to make sure we get a result against Everton. Because as I've said


repeatedly, a couple of places up the division can mean another player


next year, so it's still all to play for.


You can hear the game on BBC Radio Humberside's FM frequency this


Sunday. For 50 years, two stuffed bears who


sit at the window of a house at Leven in East Yorkshire have


attracted a small army of fans. It was a tradition for children to wave


at the bears on car journeys to the seaside, and people even sent them


Christmas cards. But now their house is up for sale and their future is


uncertain, as Sarah Walton reports. Held up with a piece of string `


these bears have been waving their fluffy paws from the landing window


for 48 years. Teddy bears were originally put in the window in


1966, when this House was built. As the children were travelling with


their parents after the coast, you would notice them in the window and


they would wave to them. It is not just the children, it is their


parents as well, and grandparents. They are still waiting! This was


Christmas 1991. They've captured the imagination of children everywhere.


They've even received letters and cards addressed to them. When they


first came, one of my sons had a small bear and we put that in the


window. We got a card, congratulating us on our expanding


family. One time, we took them down when we were decorating and we got a


card welcoming them back. They really have become a part of village


life. They have just always been there. They are lovely. Everybody


waves as they go past. I cracked what would it be like if they were


not there? It would be awful. My children and grandchildren have


grown up with the teddy bear house. I have distorted that has been the


teddy bear house. `` I have always thought of that. But their future is


in jeopardy, because the house is up for sale So if the right buyer is


found for the house, the bears will be still be waving back at drivers


for many years to come and stay in what has been their home for five


decades. I hope they will keep them because it is a tradition, don't


interfere with anybody's rules or bedrooms or anything. I hope they


do. We will try and talk them into keeping it because it would upset a


lot of people if they went. So if the right buyer is found, the Bears


will still be waving back at drivers for many years to come, and stay in


what has been their home for five decades.


The producer just told me he used a wave at the teddy bears as well. He


was 28 at the time! If you have a story you think we should know


about, send us an e`mail. Let's get a recap of the national


and regional headlines. Rolf Harris goes on trial for


alleged sexual offences against young girls.


Exercise more or risk an early death ` the warning to thousands of women


classed as inactive. Tomorrow's weather ` a cloudy, wet


and breezy start. Sunny spells developing, but a showery day, some


of which could be thundery. Top Temperature 13 Celsius.


Response on the subject of fitness and whether we should join the gym


and get active. Margaret Spalding says, I walk a fair bit, I would


love to go to a gym but living on pension credit, it is impossible.


From Peter, too many people do not exercise enough. The council should


have a free gym at weekends to encourage young and old to go to the


gym. We were also talking about bins. Phil says, it should be the


duty of the dustbin men to take the bins out around the back and not


that of the customers. They used to collect and return to the back door.


Finally, this is from Mark, who is a bin man and he says, a tenor, we get


the blame for the bins left out. `` ?10. See you on Monday, take care.


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