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Calls for an increase in the speed limit for lorries on one of our
busiest roads. The driving is dangerous on
occasions and the crossing by overtaking vehicles.
The Grimsby MP Austin Mitchell is reprimanded following a tweet
A little boy with a serious heart condition is chosen to walk out at
How long we'll be fine weather last? Join me for the latest.
Campaigners say big changes are needed to a major route through
Lorry drivers want the speed limit for them on the A15
north of Lincoln to be increased from 40 to 50 miles an hour.
They say it will help stop impatient car drivers taking risks
Slow lorries causing long tailbacks on rule roads. It is a daily
frustration on the A15 in Lincolnshire for car and lorry
drivers. There is a car overtaking on a blind corner. This haulier says
if lorries were allowed to go faster on some stretches, it would stop
dangerous overtaking by impatient motorists. On the long straights
where visibility is good, if they put it up to 50, the cars that are
behind that of restricted, everything quill move. The speed
limit for heavy goods vehicles on single carriageway is is 40 miles an
hour. The government is carrying out a consultation on raising it to 45
or 50 miles an hour. The change would affect 280,000 vehicles. They
overtake on bends, it is dangerous. A lorry is a long way, if you have
got to go slow, you have got to go slow. Lorry drivers in Scotland will
be able to travel at 50 as part of a trial, something this man wants to
be tested here, after he was caught speeding in his lorry. I have
measured on the stretch we are talking about summer you will get 12
overtakes in that time from cars, one of which will be over double
white lines, and it is very dangerous. I thought I would test
out how long it takes to get from Lincoln along this road to
Scunthorpe, and how much of the journey is spent stuck behind a
lorry. It was not long before I joined a tailback. I have completed
the journey pretty quickly, 22 minutes, an average speed of 50
miles an hour. For half of the time, I was behind a lorry, which was
clearly going faster than 40 miles an hour. The vehicle handling will
be compromised, and putting the vehicles into the overtaking
manoeuvres for longer is a risk to other road users, so we do not feel
it is a good idea. Some motorists argued the best way to improve
safety on this route is to turn the road into a jaw carriageway.
Do you think the speed limit for lorries on single carriageways
The government has been consulting on this since 2012. We are expecting
the findings later this year. It is unlikely there will be any changes
soon. This is one stretch of the A15 which lorry drivers they would be
safe to travel at 50. It is wide and straight for a good mile or so, we
have seen some queues here this evening, and the argument goes that
if you put up speed limits, that cuts congestion, speeds up journey
times, and that is all good for business. It is worth remembering
that the County of Lincolnshire has no motorways, so this is a hot
topic, because it can be slow getting around.
Should the speed limit the increased? Would you be happy to see
lorries going faster? We will have some of your thoughts before we
finish at 7pm. The minor parties hoping to make
a mark in next week's The Labour MP for Great Grimsby
Austin Mitchell has refused to apologise for comparing a US
pharmaceutical company to a rapist The Minister For Women Nicky Morgan
has described the tweet as deeply offensive and called for the Labour
leader Ed Miliband to take action. Mr Mitchell has dismissed the
controversy as a storm in a teacup. Earlier, I spoke to Mr Mitchell and
asked him whether describing a drugs I am made to feel like Jeremy
Clarkson, I did not anticipate this. One of the definitions of rape in
the Oxford in this dictionary is to plunder, and that is what I fear
will happen to AstraZeneca. You talk about the rape of the countryside
and the rainforests, but I have had abuse landing on my head. Others do
not see it as a waste of time. It is, because people are missing the
point. In Twitter, it is difficult to express what I think is going to
the `` going to be the fate of AstraZeneca, subjugation to a
foreign company, cutting off research, and weakening of the
company, in 140 characters. I did it graphically. Perhaps I should have
used the word rapacious. Nicky Morgan has said, if you do not
apologise, you should be suspended. Do you want to apologise? All of the
people who talk about the HST raping the countryside in the same mode,
bigots that it's want to make a party political point, most of the
people are conservatives, they want to distract attention from the fact
that AstraZeneca is going to be taken over. Do you want to apologise
on the TV now, so everybody sees it? Note. I do apologise for
inconvenience in Ed Miliband, because of the reaction it has
caused, but what I said was the truth. You do not want to
apologise? I am sorry for the trouble I have caused the Labour
Party, but what I said was essentially true.
Do you agree with him that it is a storm in a teacup, or should he not
have used the language he used? Police
and health`and`safety officials are investigating after a farm worker
was killed on a Lincolnshire farm. 60`year`old John Turner died
after he was crushed by a cow An inquest into his death has
been opened and adjourned. Five people have been hurt
in a crash near Skegness. The emergency services were called
to the A52 at Ingoldmells just The injured are aged between 16
and 33 and were all travelling The Prime Minister has offered
the Nigerian government the use of a surveillance aircraft
from Lincolnshire to help search The Sentinel plane,
which is based at RAF Waddington, would work alongside US forces
and the Nigerian army. The girls were taken
from a school last month A week tomorrow, more than half
a billion people will be eligible Here on BBC Look North, we've been
looking at the choices facing voters We've heard from the Conservatives,
Labour, Tonight, we look at some
of the other parties hoping to make Recent experience tells us the
majority of people support one of the parties led by these four men.
But there are signs that some voters could put their crosses in a
different box in next week's European elections. This provides
central heating. Green party candidates have been buoyed by at
least one opinion poll putting them have the Liberal Democrats. They
believe more homes like this one should benefit from renewable energy
such as solar power. People are finding it difficult to deal with
their fuel bills, so let's get some European resources in, let's link it
with local government resources, which are limited, to try to do some
worthwhile things. From green to red and white, these are not England
supporters making an early getaway to Brazil, but the English
Democrats, demanding a greater voice for England in Brussels. People are
sick of the fact that the other home nations of the UK have their own
parliament, and England does not, and the people of England feel left
behind. Some believe we should not be part of the EU at all. See what
you think, getting out of Europe, we would be better, not spending the
money. We want to leave Europe, we do not think the referendum is the
right way, we think the ballot box for people to vote for us to leave
Europe. We would call for an immediate withdrawal outside of the
EU, Pol out of it altogether. It is not working. Voters in towns like
Beverley are being targeted by a range of political parties. Some
want us to remain part of the EU, others want us out, and some are
calling for more direct power for Yorkshire. Yorkshire has a good
story to tell, a population of 5 million people, the economy is twice
the size of Wales, but it has the power of neither. We have enormous
potential. The Tour de France is coming here, Hull have the city of
culture, we want to be able to unleash the potential. Next
Thursday, voters may choose to support the main political parties
or consider an alternative in this most unpredictable election
campaign. There's been a fall in the number of
people out of work in our region. Unemployment in Yorkshire
and the Humber is at 230,000. That's down by 8,000 compared to
the previous quarter. In the East Midlands, which covers
Lincolnshire, the jobless total is However, one candidate standing
in the local`council election in Hull, who is opposed to all cuts
to council jobs and services, says We welcome the reduction in
unemployment, but you have to look deeper than the figures, and look at
how many of those young people have been forced onto zero hours
contracts, how many are part`time, how many Arsenal having to claim
benefits, because most people claiming benefits are working, so it
is the working poor that are the ones who we need to look at.
And you can find a full list of the candidates standing in
the Hull City Council local election by going to BBC Humberside online
site and following the links to the local election coverage there.
Hull City's FA Cup final opponents explain how they plan to stop
And, the boy who will work out `` walk out with his Hull City heroes.
Keep the photos coming in with the good weather. This was before the
good weather came. Another picture tomorrow night.
This one, Mr Hudson is quite sexy now he has had the work done, he is
the, shattered Acca for the menopausal generation! We should not
have done that before the watershed!
What work? I will leave the Botox to you! For the next 24 hours, it is
not bad, there will be more cloud tomorrow. Variable cloud, some warm
sunny spells as well, just the risk of the odd light shower, so not
quite the clear blue sky we have had today. It is a lovely outlook,
Friday and Saturday look nice. A question as to when the weather will
break down. Not until late on Sunday, it seems, which is good
news, but the timing may change. Lots of cloud, which will spill
Southeast overnight. It has not stopped temperatures reaching 17
this afternoon. Overnight, it turns cloudy, with the odd light shower
possible. Variable, perhaps large amounts of
cloud through tomorrow, it may well produce the odd light shower, but
some good breaks coming through, some sunny spells, though the
sunshine may be hazy. A light breeze. A westerly breeze in
Bridlington, much better news for the coast. The temperatures are even
higher on Friday, a lot of sunshine, a beautiful day. The warm weather
lasts until the weekend, just the chance of a shower on Saturday
afternoon and a bit of patchy rain late on Sunday.
I hope our writer was concentrating on the forecast! Have a nice
evening. We do not need a reply! This is all mine!
More than 100 personnel from RAF Coningsby have been deployed to
help patrol the skies above the Baltic states.
Four aircraft left Lincolnshire last month and will spend 16 weeks
in Lithuania as part of the NATO operation.
It comes amid tensions in the region between Russia and Ukraine.
13,000 feet over Eastern Europe, typhoons from RAF Coningsby
manoeuvre alongside our Voyager jet. As tensions between Russia and
Ukraine continue to rise, these are among four typhoons from the
squadron helping to protect the Baltic states and secure NATO
airspace. They have been called to a loss of litigation is a craft, they
are joining up to try to see what state the aeroplane is in, have a
good look, try and identify what type of aircraft it is. The crews
have been deployed to this former Soviet airbase in Lithuania, it has
taken an RAF team to bring tonnes of equipment and aircraft shelters as
well as these jets. They are ready to scramble at a moment's notice.
The mission is about reassurance to the Baltic states. As an aircraft in
distressed, or an aircraft that has not followed a plan, or a military
aircraft that needs to be identified. We are excited to be
here, we have been made to feel very welcome in Lithuania, it is great to
get stuck in. The Lincolnshire crews were sent here just over two weeks
ago amid the West's condemnation of Russia's behaviour. The nearby
Baltic states do not have their own air defence fighters so these jets,
along with others from RAF Waddington, will support other
allies and provide reassurance. It is not dissimilar to the task we
carry out in the UK, the duties are fairly similar, the air space,
working with the local controllers has been fine, we have been flying
missions over Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, to various international
airports as well, as part of our reassurance task. This is what
happens if an unidentified aircraft approaches or enters without
approval. Airborne within minutes. We are used to it, both at RAF
Coningsby and at RAF Leuchars. It is not routine, but we are
comfortable. This is the first time the RAF has deployed on an air
policing mission for ten years. It is likely this part of the world
could be a base for some time yet. Last night, we were talking about
the pavement and the road, he said `` the shared space. One person
says, this is dangerous and impractical.
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been paying credit to the
Hull City manager Steve Bruce ahead of this weekend's FA Cup final.
The Frenchman held his side's pre`match press conference
Fear at the Arsenal training ground, the talk has been about them
breaking their 90s `` nine year wait for a trophy. Here, that counts as a
long time. Arsene Wenger took time out to consider the work that Steve
Bruce had done at Hull City over the past years. He has done extremely
well, I said that two weeks ago, he has done extremely well to keep them
up in the Premier League and get them to the FA Cup final. It is a
great achievement. Back in Hull, one person that wants to dent the dream
is Curtis Davies. For him, the FA Cup has lost none of its magic, and
to lift it would be a dream country. To win an FA Cup is the stuff you
dream of. To play in an FA Cup final is one thing, that is a dream
accomplished, but once you get there, I have said on a number of
occasions, you want to win it. I am hoping that we have got enough on
the day to do that. There can be little doubt that Arsenal start as
out and out favourites, pretty much like Manchester City last season.
But as we saw emerged as winners, so maybe there
is hope for Hull. Very few people get to walk on the
pitch at Wembley, but Freddie will be one of them. He has been chosen
as the mascot for the FA Cup final. It is one of the things on his to`do
list, and he is getting ready for his moment in the spotlight.
Walking out at the KC Stadium is the stuff dreams are made of. Imagine
walking out on the hallowed turf of Wembley. Freddie has only three
sleeps to wait. At first, I was scared. But then, I got excited. He
has a terminal heart condition, and along with riding in a speedboat,
being a mascot was on his to`do list, so what is he most looking
forward to? Walking onto the field at Wembley. I will be shaking
hands, then they take me back to the changing room, but I will still be
in my kit when I go back on my coach. Seeing his face when he walks
out onto the pitch, he will be so proud, and it will make me... You
can not get memories like that, this does not happen everyday. It will be
a big day for his sister, as well. She was able to have the surgery
Freddie is too unwell for. My heart has been fixed, his can not be.
Every second counts. We have no timescale, Freddie could die today,
he might not even make Saturday. All he cares about is his lunch. If I do
not like it, I will eat what my mum will make! He will not eat jam, so
he will see what it is, if it beats his approval, he will eat it, if
not, I have got to have a spare one in my bag. Never mind a Hull City
victory, we have got to pray it is not jam!
What a big day it will be. Ducklings living
in Bridlington have found an unlikely bodyguard to protect
them from threatening seagulls. A barnacle goose has taken to
escorting the ducks and their newly`hatched chicks
around the harbour, He'll chase away any seagull
that gets too close. If you know a story that we do not
know about, send us an e`mail. Let's get a recap of the
national and regional headlines. The death toll rises in the Turkish
mine disaster, 250 men are confirmed to have died.
Austin Mitchell refuses to apologise for a tweet which compared and
American drugs firm to a rapist. Most of the people attacking me are
conservatives who want to exacerbate the issue to distract attention from
the fact that AstraZeneca is going to be taken over.
The weather forecast for tomorrow, it gets better and better, most
places try and bright, some cloud. It feels very warm.
The speed limits for lorries should be increased on roads like the A15,
a big response on this. Patrick says, it will not help, the roads
need to be a dual carriageway, if not, it should and how people to
pass. Rachel says, speed is not a factor, it is more the impatient
drivers overtaking in the wrong places and taking unnecessary risks.
One person says, allowing lorries to travel at 50 would help, because it
would stop some impatient drivers trying to pass, but it will not stop
or accident. We will have some more tomorrow
night. Have a nice evening, see you tomorrow.
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