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20 degrees. We need to keep a close eye on development is over the next
couple of days. grieving family asking British
officers to investigate the death of their son in Kenyan police custody.
We are calling for what any other family would call for, which is
justice. Merge into Hull or stay in east Yorkshire, the choice facing
people in part of the East Riding. They lost the match but could Hull
still end up as winners after the FA Cup final?
Imagine the global coverage the FA Cup got and the profile that's given
the city, it's been amazing. And tonight, the gardeners looking
for gold at the world's most famous Flower Show. It's been another
beautiful day but what about the rest of the week? Join me for all
the details. Good evening. Two years ago Alex
Monson died after being taken into police custody in Kenya. Today, his
sister and father, who is a Lincolnshire Lord, took a petition
to the Kenyan Embassy to urge authorities to allow British
detectives to investigate. Alex died after a blow to the head. A report
by Kenyan detectives cleared local police of any involvement. Now his
family want the Metropolitan Police to be allowed to open their own
inquiry. Caroline Bilton reports. He died two years ago in police
custody in Kenya. Today, Alex Monson's family took their quest for
answers to the Kenyan Embassy in London. It felt like two years was a
long enough time to have waited and that we would start coming in person
to ask for personal assurance that something was being done. We just
hoped by reaching out to the Kenyan High Commission as Kenya's
representatives here in the UK that they might help us. Alex Monson was
a son of the Lincolnshire peer Lord Monson. He had been living here in
Kenya since 2009. 28`year`old Alex was arrested on drugs charges on
18th May, 2012. In the early hours of the 19th friends visited him in
jail reporting that he was both jovial and normal. By 9. 9.30 that
morning investigators say officers realised he hadn't woken up and
breathing heavily. By 5. 10 he was dead. The family believe the police
have questions to answer. Alexander entered the police station as a
healthy man and he came out in a coma. He was with police the entire
time. From when he was healthy to when he was dead. A investigation by
Kenyan authorities have ruled out police involvement. The family are
today calling for the Kenyan Government to allow Scotland Yard to
investigate. We are calling for what any other family would call for,
which is justice and we are seeking a prosecution of those responsible.
In a statement the Foreign Office says:
His death remains a mystery but his family say they won't give up their
fight for answers. Of course we will follow the story
if there are any developments. In a moment the BBC team that's
transformed the home and the life of a seriously ill girl from Spalding.
People living in areas of east Yorkshire will be asked to vote in
September over whether they want to become part of Hull. East Riding of
Yorkshire council will get the views of people living near the boundary
in a special poll later this year. In a moment we will hear from the
leader of East Riding Council, but first this report.
Hull is a city steeped in maritime history. Last year it won the title
for UK City of Culture for 2017. The city needs to grow and Hull City
Council has a plan, to expand the city's boundaries in to what is now
the East Riding. This September people living in communities near
Hull's existing boundary, will all get a chance to vote on these two
questions: Do they want to remain in the East Riding? Or be part of
Hull's expansion? And, do they want to keep the so`called green space in
between? There's been no significant changes since 1996 when the
boundaries were last redrawn and Humberside County Council was
abolished. Neither council has the power to redraw the boundaries. It
will be used to gauge local opinion and any eventual changes would be
made by the Secretary of State. We are asking for your thoughts on
this in a moment, first I spoke with the leader of East Riding Council
and asked him was the concern about Hull taking over or was it snobbery?
I don't think it's anything to do with snobbery. We get on well with
the city council, they get on well with us. It's about identity. Is it
like asking turkeys to vote for Christmas? I think it pretty much is
actually. I am pretty sure the vote will be overwhelming but we need to
prove that and need to ask people. Why do you need to prove it? We need
to demonstrate this is a waste of time and effort on behalf of the
city council and that actually the public don't want it so we need to
prove that beyond doubt. Hull City council would say they are
disadvantaged by not having leafy suburbs like other cities, do you
agree with that? No, I don't actually. If you look at statistics,
they're no different to many cities throughout the country. It's a
non`argument, frankly. You are just trying to lance the boil and get it
down on paper that we don't want to be part of Hull, that's what you are
trying to do? Let's get it over with and celebrate all the great things
happening in the city and the East Riding and move on. So you want the
city to be down the road so you can come and use the waterfront and
theatres and stuff like that but you don't want to be part of it? No,
they can come and use ` come to East Riding and the Spa in Bridlington.
We welcome people. We are not building brick walls around it. We
want people to live in. If you lived in Cottingham say, what would you
vote? I would be voting to stay exactly as we are, as we have done
for send trees and that's the best place to be `` centuries. Are you
sure it's not snobbery? Absolutely, yeah. There's no snobbery about me,
I am sure you would agree with that and I don't think it is on behalf of
other residents. OK, good to have you on the programme.
There we are, the leader of East Riding of Yorkshire Council. We want
to hear from you. Do you agree with the Councillor that it's not
snobbery? The vote is in September. Let me know if you are voting
especially in one of the boundary areas.
We look forward to hearing from you. And we will have some of your
stories and thoughts before we finish tonight.
Some more news. Firefighters from Lincolnshire have flown to Sarajevo
to help victims of severe flooding. It's part of the UK contribution to
efforts. A national emergency has been declared after the floods
caused thousands of people to be moved out of their homes.
A Hull school which has been earmarked for closure will be used
for adult education. It opened in 2003 but was placed in special
measures three times. Hull City council says the site will remain
open for current year ten pupils until 2015 so that they can complete
their GCSEs. It was a match beamed to more than
100 countries and seen by an estimated 500 million people around
the world. Hull City's first ever FA Cup final ended in defeat to Arsenal
on Saturday at Wembley but it's hoped there will be long`term
benefits to the area. Leanne Brown reports on the impact of Hull's
exposure on the world stage. The game may be over, but flags are
still flying in Hull as the legacy of the FA Cup final continues.
It's been absolutely amazing. You can imagine the global coverage that
the FA Cup got and the profile that has given the city, even after
Saturday a lot of the Arsenal supporters were saying they must go
to Hull for things other than football. Hopefully that will be
people coming up at weekends, during the week for city breaks. This is
about really getting Hull on the map as a destination.
A dedicated team went to Wembley at the weekend to promote the city to
anyone who would listen. We brought our iconic white phone boxes, some
dancers. The feedback has been positive. Over the last six months
we have had so much good news that the people of Hull feel it's our
time. This map shows activity on Twitter over the weekend. People
were talking about the FA Cup in places as far away as Malaysia,
Africa, and America. When you get it on the type of scale that you get
for something like the FA Cup final, the power of it is phenomenal, it's
so many people talking about it. It's demonstrated previously in the
City of Culture bid and demonstrated again around the FA Cup as well.
Even in London today at the Chelsea Flower Show people were still
talking about it. I believe in Hull. But I am an Arsenal fan. I realise
the people there have passion. They've got drive and determination.
Lots of Chelsea fans were rooting for Hull because they didn't want
Arsenal to win. We were rooting for them as a Stoke`on`Trent team
associated with Hull because we lost out a few years ago. We wanted you
to win. So although the match ended in defeat, it's looking like Hull
has won in many other ways. We saw pictures there of the Chelsea
Flower Show. We will be live there later in the programme. Still ahead:
The gardeners looking for gold at the world's most famous Flower Show.
And early joy turned to FA Cup despair but Hull City left Wembley
with their heads held high. Tonight the BBC programme D IY
spores SOS features `` SOS features a family from Spalding.
The family home wasn't wheelchair friendly. Now thanks to the team
from the BBC the future for Dakota is much brighter. For Paula and her
daughter every day was a struggle. The family bungalow near Spalding
wasn't suitable for Dakota's needs but major building work was out of
their price range. She was given a life expectancy of 15 years. But we
were told that if we could keep her mobile then we had the potential of
adding another 21 years on to her life expectancy. As a mother, what
else do you want more than that? The family was put forward for the BBC's
D IY SOS. Weeks later an army of builders turned up. You have to be
able to move everything out of the house, move yourself out. We have a
lot of animals here. We had to find places for them to be homed. It was
a marathon task. The ambitious makeover was far from simple. Just
as the crew arrived on site, temperatures dropped well below
freezing. The whole project hung in the balance. It's minus four around
here which means that the concrete won't go off, plaster won't go off,
mortar won't go off. We have bricks delivered today. A bit of a worry.
With nine days to finish the job, builders battled some of the worst
weather in years. And conscious that this could make a huge difference
for Paula's family. This, in terms of Dakota's life is absolutely a
life`saver. There's no question. Could the team beat the British
weather? And would the family's new home be everything they had hoped
for? Well, you will have to tune in tonight to find out.
We look forward to seeing the transformation. It's on BBC1
tonight. That's at 9.00pm. We will tune in later on. Good
evening young man. What a beautiful day again. Yes, you open read it!
No, you make it. Did you enjoy it at Wembley? Yes.
You now know what a football is. It's not a bad one, although it's a
deteriorating picture over the next few days. Tomorrow perhaps a grey
start. Sunny spells, a few thunder storms breaking out. An unsettled
looking chart. The storms will be quite well`scattered. Still a good
deal of fine weather on offer. All the storms have been to the west of
us today. We have had a beautiful day. 24C. Just a chance of an
isolated thundery downpour tonight but hit and miss. Many of us will
stay dry. Low cloud and mistiness for the east Yorkshire coastline
moving inland with lowest temperatures. Another mild one.
The sun will rise in the morning. Some of us waking up to a different
start. A grey start especially across parts of east Yorkshire,
mistiness and the odd shower from the overnight period but skies will
brighten and we will see sunny spells developing but there you can
see a risk of scattered thunderstorms. A few of them again
pushing up the western side but some later tomorrow may push across
central parts of east Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Top temperatures,
along the coast temperatures lower at 17C. Inland 22C possibly. A tee
gree or so down on values over `` a degree or so down on values over the
weekend. Wednesday, it turns much cooler and wetter through Thursday.
That's the forecast. My tweet was, he may have written
five books but most are in the charity book shop! Along with John
Kettle's! See you tomorrow. More than 150,000 people will go through
the gates of the Chelsea flour this week. It's an international ``
Chelsea Flower Show this week. It's an international stage for gardeners
to showcase skills and build their businesses. The Queen is there this
evening. Amanda White got there first.
It's the greatest celebration of our British love affair with our
gardens. Chelsea is for the best of the best. Much of it grown in
Lincolnshire. A new daffodil for a young Prince.
This is a good flower. It's a garden variety. We have grown it on
specifically to use in gardens and that's what it's for. This part of
the pavilion is little Lincolnshire. They're going to have to rename it.
It's impressive at how much variety from that part of Britain.
Lincolnshire is everywhere. En Victorian violas from Lincoln.
Lincoln firecracker, it's a lovely two`tone orange.
So much here at Chelsea is sheer decadence but the flowers remain the
star. The planting here was done by a man from Cleethorpes. We started a
couple of weeks ago, Saturday morning, and the place was bare
earth. We turn up, have a look. We design with our client base and
budgets in mind. We could go off easily and design fantastic gardens
but people can't afford to have them so we design real gardens for real
people. In the grandpa victimian Debbie `` in the grand pavilion was
Debbie. Thrilled with the way the garden has turned out. Horticultural
and floristry don't usually come together, we are thrilled.
Lincolnshire really contributes to a show which will amaze and inspire in
equal measure. In Manchester the black and whites
were left a man down after Jason Crooks was sent off after the
half`time break. A try from Hodgson. Hull KR 38, Hull FC 24. The magic
weekend. Back to the FA Cup final and Hull
City hope that this is only the start of a long period of success.
In July, the club will play their first game in Europe before
embarking on another season of Premier League football. Our sports
reporter Simon Clarke looks at the impact of the game on the club.
The eye has watched over the Tigers this year and the eyes of the world
have viewed press coverage which has taken Hull City to another level.
Nobody is prouder than the club's captain from the 80s, Gareth
Roberts. He, like all in amber, enjoyed and endured. We gave them a
great game. The only thing that let us down was the thing that gave the
advantage to Arsenal, their squad, the depth in the squad. The FA Cup
delivered all the pomp and circumstance before The Tigers
decided to rip up the script. It was something nice to look back on that,
not too many people have managed to achieve that. It would have felt
much better had we gone on to get the victory. Yorkshire hearts danced
as the Gunners sank to the volley of Davis. Then a little reality check.
And untimely Tigers injuries. I pulled my groin, unfortunately, I
jumped for a header and I just felt it go. Arsenal struck.
It's gone to the far post. Energy`sapping. It was hard coming
off from exhaustion. I knew we were ready for 120 minutes. You are
playing against a great team. Then an 11th hour dagger through the
heart of east Yorkshire's finest. Sick as a dog to see them lift the
trophy. We started off brilliantly and to lose it late on, really sort
of, a big disappointment. Now Steve Bruce and his players can brush off
defeat because Europe is on its way. The dust is settling on an epic FA
Cup final but for Hull City the journey doesn't end there. You see
on the 31st July they begin their first steps in a European football
competition. These are extraordinary times to be a Hull City supporter.
That is the football part. Our cameras have been capturing stories
of the weekend in Hull and also down in London as thousands of City fans
MUSIC Here are some of the best pictures.
We are proud of you! It was just fantastic, wasn't it? It
was made by the weather, as well. Thank you very much indeed if you
went there. I hope you enjoyed it. If you watched it on the TV, hope
you enjoyed it, as well. You sent loads of pictures, thank you very
much indeed for all of those. We will put them together in a
scrapbook on our Facebook page, thank you for thinking of us and for
all of the photos. If you have a story you think we should know
about, drop us an e`mail with the details.
The main national and regional headlines: AstraZeneca rejects a
final offer from the US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer. It
would have been the biggest ever foreign takeover of a British firm.
Two years after their son died in police custody in Kenya, a
Lincolnshire family call on Scotland Yard to step in and investigate his
death. Tomorrow's weather: A grey start in
places with low cloud, brightening up with sunny spells developing in
the afternoon but also the risk of thundery showers breaking out, as
well. Top temperatures very warm, up to 21C. East Riding wants to be part
of Hull, and talking about that ballot of the villages, those on the
boundary, a big response on this story.
John says another total waste of money hatched up by council r
councillors wishing to hide failings. How about a vote for us in
Hull. Louise says you are better off staying with East Riding. Paul says
people in East Riding are snobs, that's why they don't want to be
part of us. Nicky tweeted, my friend lives metres past the Cottingham
sign and is horrified if you say she lives in Hull.
Thank you for those. Thank you for watching. Have a nice evening. Look
after yourself. See you tomorrow night. Good night.
'The last two generations have been robbed of an opportunity
'And yet it has greater impact on our everyday lives than anything
'We need to put this issue to bed now,
'and not leave it for another generation.'
I want a Britain that is free to control its own destiny.
'another three million people in Britain by 2020.
'Our public services are already stretched.
'The pressure on schools, housing, hospitals in huge.'
While we stay in the EU, we cannot control who comes into our county.