14/05/2014 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


14/05/2014

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The Great Grimsby Labour MP Austin Mitchell has refused to apologise

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following a tweet in which he likened an American drugs

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Conservative Mps have called for him to be suspended,

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but Mr Mitchell says they're trying to distract from the controversial

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This is the tweet that caused the row.

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The language used in the complaint about the takeover of AstraZeneca

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has angered his political opponents. This is an offensive tweet.

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The bid is a serious issue but to use the word rapist is

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completely unacceptable. Ed Milliband has to take control

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and make Austin Mitchell apologise. One of the definitions of rape in

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the Oxford dictionary is to plunder. I think that will

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happen to AstraZeneca. People talk about the rape

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of the countryside and the rape of the rainforest

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but it doesn't attack this term of abuse that's landed on my head.

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The Labour Party tried to defuse the row saying:

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This evening the 79`year`old made it clear he was

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standing by his comments. I don't apologise now.

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I do apologise for inconveniencing Ed Milliband

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and our Chief Whip because of the reaction it has caused but what

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I said was essentially the truth. Some Conservative MPs want

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Ed Milliband to suspend the backbencher who will stand

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down at the next election. Austin Mitchell has refused to

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apologise for his comments. Is he likely to face

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any further action? It would appear unlikely that

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the Labour Party will take this any further.

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Austin Mitchell is of the belief that the criticism has

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come from political opponents looking to make capital ahead

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of next week's European and Council elections and wanting to distract

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from the row over the takeover of Astra Zeneca by Fizer.

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Downing Street has described the comments as just wrong,

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but the Great Grimsby MP retires in just over 12 months time so it's

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difficult to see what pressure could be brought to bear on him if he's

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determined to stand by his comments. There's been a fall in the number of

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people out of work in our region. Unemployment in Yorkshire

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and the Humber is at 230,000, that's down by 8,000 compared to

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the previous quarter. In the East Midlands, which covers

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Lincolnshire, the jobless total is A man who deliberately drove

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a horse and trap into the sea at Bridlington, causing the horse to

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drown, has been jailed for 16 weeks. The incident happened in front

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of holidaymakers last July. In addition to being jailed, David

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Sean Clancy from Bradford, was The RSPCA has welcomed the prison

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sentence saying Mr. Clancy subjected Campaigners say speed limits

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for lorries need to be increased on a major route through Lincolnshire

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to improve road safety. They want lorries

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on the A15 to drive at 50 miles a hour rather than 40, claiming it

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will stop reckless overtaking. But some have argued that the change

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would make the roads more dangerous. Slow lorries causing long

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tailbacks on rural roads. It is a daily frustration on the A15

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in Lincolnshire for car and lorry drivers.

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There is a car now overtaking on a blind corner.

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Richard says if lorries were allowed to go faster on some stretches,

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it would stop dangerous overtaking by impatient motorists.

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On the long straights where visibility is low, they put it up to

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50, the cars behind are not frustrated and everything will move.

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The speed limit for heavy goods vehicles over 7.5 tonne of single

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carriageways is 40 miles an hour. The government is carrying out

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a consultation on raising it to 45 or 50 miles an hour.

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The change would affect 280,000 vehicles.

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Overtaking me and lorries and they do it on bends.

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Lorries are lorries. They can only go certain speeds.

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Lorry drivers using A9 in Scotland will soon be able to travel at 50

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as part of a trial, something Alan wants to be tested only A15 after he

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was caught speeding in his lorry. I have measured on the stretch

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which is 20 miles on the A15, you will get 12 overtakes

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in that time from cars, one of which will be over double white lines.

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It is very dangerous. I thought I would test out how long

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it takes to get from Lincoln along A15 to Scunthorpe

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and how much of that journey is spent stuck behind a lorry.

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It wasn't long before I

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More than 100 personnel from RAF Coningsby have been deployed to

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help patrol the skies above the Baltic States.

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It may well be that there is an month and will spend 16 weeks

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It may well be that there is an aircraft in distress or an air craft

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that hasn't followed the air plan or military aircraft that needs to be

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identified. Are you pleased to be here? We have been made to feel very

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welcome in Lithuania. Now for a look at the weather.

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It has been a glorious day today. We have some cloud filtering down from

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the North West. The lowest temperatures down to five Celsius.

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Tomorrow, generally a dry day with variable amounts of cloud but there

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will be some decent sunny spells coming through, particularly in the

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afternoon. A small chance of getting a light shower. Top temperature 18

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Celsius. Friday and Saturday is fine and warm. That is all from us for

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now. Good night. see 21 or so. We keep that going

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right until the weekend. Here's the outlook. Good evening. Mother nature

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was kind to us today, sunny skies, the birds and bees were out but not

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everywhere because one or two places where a little on the cloudy side.

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For example, here on a satellite picture, Northern Ireland and

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Scotland, increasing cloud. To the south, you can see the vast majority

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of the country, Wales and England, scattered cloud, so lots of find

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weather. We will turn the heat up in the next few days but in terms of

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the sunshine tomorrow, you might be surprised that it's more cloudy

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compared to what we had today. Let's look at the details. Tonight, from

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Wales, the Midlands, and Lincolnshire, they will get quite

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chilly tonight, maybe three degrees in the countryside. In the city

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centre is it always a bit warmer. In Scotland, it will stay fairly damp

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tonight with mist and murky weather. Misty in one or two other places but

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starting sunny in the south and then, through the morning and

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afternoon, it

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