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Make Hull better, by making it bigger ` why boundary expansion
The hidden health risks facing long`term residents
Paying the price of success ` Hull City season tickets go up
Making music and topping the charts the Lincolnshire school
We started off saying that this is what we are going to come up with.
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Expanding the city of Hull to take in the suburbs of East Yorkshire
will benefit everyone living there, that's the message tonight from
politicians in Hull who've been outlining their expansion plans.
It's in response to critics from the East Riding who say they
don't want to be part of Hull and see no benefit
However those in support say joining together will boost
In a moment Colin Inglis from Hull city council will join me to explain
more but first Emma Massey has this report.
Hull's been named city of culture for 2017 ` global energy
firm Siemens is investing tens of millions ` But the city's political
leaders say it needs to grow ` and they have a plan which could see the
city's boundaries expand into some neighbouring towns. One
It could be even better. The people who lived in the suburbs and the
dormitory towns around Harle, they depend on the whole's success.
idea Hull City Council wants to consider is expanding its boundary
into the East Riding including Cottingham, Hessle and Hedon.
Another possibility is having a single authority that covers
ultimately it'll be up to the Secretary of State to make
Under the plans the expansion of Hull?s boundary wouldn't just
Separating the city are hundreds of acres of green space. It is land
like this that whole city council wants to develop.
And it's their land to do so but there isn't a lot of support for the
The main concern is a loss of identity. If and when the city
council takes over these villages, all of the money that could those
villages goes to the city which is a bottomless pit.
As well as Hull City Council's independent enquiry into the plans,
the East Riding Authority will be allowing those residents affected by
the proposed expansion to have their say in a referendum in September.
Stay as Headon. It is not a village any more, but we still have that
community. It could be a good thing. I would probably vote in favour. We
have everything here, and we have all of our history. We do not want
to lose it. The evidence gathered
by the council's won't be submitted to the government until the end
of the year. So the decision
on these controversial proposals We heard about the East Riding's
intention to hold a ballot on this issue in last night's programme
and we got a huge response. They use Hull facilities but
disassociate themselves even when Dorothy says
"I live in Swanland and I would like The boundary issue is back
on the political agenda after the Labour Councillor Colin Inglis
raised it at Hull City Council. Do you think that people care
passionately or not? One thing that is an advantage is that there will
be 80% of people who will not take part. If that is the case, and I
think the... Let's leave the politics aside. I e`mail here.
Either Hull... That isn't emotional response. These are independently
minded people. There are some very interesting people, and politicians,
but the most part, they will look at it dispassionately. Or able come up
with something by Christmas. We heard from a former mayor. His
concern is that council tax will be diverted into Hull, which is eight
bottomless pit as far as he is concerned. Eight and the property is
the same price there. Your counsel taxes going up by the maximum
amount. Are they better at their finances? Are you a fan of the
single authority? If you take it, it is too big. I suspect that East
Riding is already too big. That is the biggest unitary authority by
area in the country. It is as much as we would think about. We are
going to wait for the commission to report. How would Hull would
benefit? There is a distortion of the statistics because of the tight
boundaries. People all over the world get an impression. We had were
very hard because they look at statistics in magazines and research
papers and it is not in a particular place.
Have you been convinced by what you've heard from Colin Inglis?
Has he persuaded you that Hull should stretch its boundaries?
Let us know what you think whether you live in one
of the villages affected or whether you live in Hull.
In a moment, in a closely fought race who will come out on top
Doctors are warning that thousands of people who spend most
of the year living in caravans along the Lincolnshire coast could
Many of these temporary residents are not
registered with local GPs and doctors fear they could be missing
Our health correspondent Vicky Johnson has been to
Pamela Coupe is typical of many of Lincolnshire's temporary residents.
She's retired, she's diabetic and she's got high blood pressure ` but
she's not registered with a doctor in Mablethorpe ` despite living
I have signed up to eight national database of. My condition is
supposed be on the computer where they can access wherever I am. In
theory, do I need to be registered permanently here?
Yes, say local doctors who estimate there could be 5,000 people `
most of whom are retired ` who aren't registered with a local GP.
If you are a temporary resident, yes, we will see you. But you will
not be on our radar. All of these things that keep you well into the
future. Research is now underway to
assess the scale of the problem. While most are used
by holiday`makers, there are many thousands who call them home
for between nine and 12 months a There are many people that was
suffer health issues. Despite living and working
in Mablethorpe, Margaret is still I just take medication. I just go
home when I had to have more tests and things like that.
But this is far from ideal, say doctors.
They hope the new research will help them plan
both better healthcare for people like pamela and reduce emergency
Police have stepped up patrols at a Hull park after a 14 year old
The incident happened at Pickering Park and the teenager is
39 year old Matthew Grebe from the city has been charged with
attempted murder and has been remanded in custody.
He'll appear at Hull Crown Court later this month.
A new University Technical College could be built in Hull to provide
young people with the skills needed to work for companies like Siemens.
The Endeavour school site has been earmarked as the likely location,
An application for funding is now being put to
If it goes ahead it will be open to pupils from the age of fourteen.
I think that gives a few whole new range of opportunities to young
people and parents. It sends the message out that anyone supplies are
going to give highly paid jobs to this city. We want people from the
city taking advantage of that. There are just two days to go
until this year's local On Thursday, voters in Lincoln will
decide who runs their city council. Not for the first time, Lincoln is
at the centre of a closely`fought More from our
Political Editor Tim Iredale. Elections in Lincoln are often nip
and tuck affairs, where a number of So the main party leaders know
there's much at stake here, where the city council has been controlled
over the past three years by Labour. We have done a lot of work on the
economy. Certainly on housing, we are planning on building 150 new
council houses. We are paying the living wage. Lincoln has a serious
problem with low pay. Meanwhile, the Conservatives will
be hoping to win back votes in a Because of the huge imbalance on the
council, we need to get more Conservatives in place to hold them
to account, and to make the decisions which are more meaningful
to the whole city. City of Lincoln Council sees Labour
in control with 25 seats and the Conservatives
in opposition with 8 seats. UKIP hope they'll benefit from the
local elections taking place on the We are talking about housing,
parking and jobs. These are three areas that people are talking to us
about. We are offering eight strong economy and a fairer society.
UKIP hope they'll benefit from the local elections taking place on the
People say what do we had to do with local politics? People forget that
directives come to Brussels to Whitehall. Everything you do in the
council, everything that happens, is directly linked to Brussels, so I
don't think that local politics is not intertwined with Brussels.
So the political race for Lincoln steps up a gear this Thursday with
a third of the city's 33 council seats up for grabs.
How politically important is the City?
There is a reason why political geeks and anoraks are so obsessed
with this city, and that is because it gives us a big clue
with this city, and that is because it gives us a big clue as to who is
going to be running the country this time next year. At every general
election for the last 40 years, the party who has won Lincoln has gone
on to form the government of the day. That is what is known as a
bellwether constituency. They will carry on fighting on local issues,
but when the polls close on Thursday night, the national party leaders
will be looking closely at the results here in Lincoln, and they
will want to know what voters here are telling them. Thank you for
watching. Making music and topping
the charts the Lincolnshire school I had no idea this is going to
happen. It is hilarious. Paul Benson took this of
The Spurn Lightship in Hull Marina I have just been given this night
Mike. At 30 PM this afternoon, I'd closed the windows and the house and
the book shop. Surprise, surprise, it never came. More fool him. I do
not think that I said four o'clock at all. We will get the tape out. It
is looking like tomorrow will be a really nice day. To enjoy it,
because after that, things turn much more unsettled. There is the
headline for Wednesday. A pleasant day to come. The little ridge of
high pressure. We are going to see some rain from the near continent,
and we have managed 23 degrees in Holt `` Hull. Scattered storms will
come through in the next few hours. It is very hit and miss. Many will
miss them all together. If you catch one, you will know about it. They
will all be out of the way by midnight. It will be dry with clever
spells. The lowest temperatures around ten or 11 Celsius. The sun
rises in the morning at 4:51pm. `` 4:51am. There is the outside chance
of a shower. As you can see from the graphic, just one or two showers
possible. Very much the exception to the rule. A pleasant day with just a
light and variable breeze. It is a couple of days down on why we have
been this afternoon. 18 or 19 Celsius. 19 in Gainsborough. Some
heavy rain at first on Thursday. Clearing later, and then it is
showery on Friday and into the weekend. I don't think Mr Rhodes
will be watching, but I'll will let you deal with him.
Just days since making history by playing in the FA Cup final ` Hull
City has told its fans that ticket prices are going up for next season.
Supporters will have to pay nearly 30 per cent more
Prices will rise above ?500 for the first time.
Tolu, why has the club increased the price of passes?
It really has been a season to remember for Hull City, Peter.
As you say the FA Cup final, another season in the Premier League and a
Now the club says it's looking to the future and it says in order
Next season, the price of an adult season pass will range
from just over ?500 for the South Stand to ?572 in the West Stand.
That's compared to between ?395 and ?450 last season.
The Editor of fan website, Amber Nectar, says it's
The people of the city have not become what wealthy. You have two
price matches properly. There is a real risk that a lot of people are
going to be priced out. That would be a crying shame at a time when
there has been interest in the club. It is a shame. We only watch on the
telly. I will stretch my budget. The club say's it's bringing
its prices in line with other clubs Aston Villa finished just above City
in the league. But you can get a cheaper
season ticket there at ?335. Their most expensive
ticket is pricier though. Just below city in the table was
West Bromwich Albion ` their highest priced season ticket is actually
lower than Hull's cheapest pass. We did approach Hull City
for an interview today ` but no one It is worth pointing out that Hull
City froze its season ticket prices last season ` despite the club's
promotion to the Premier League. This is another story we'd
like your thoughts on. Is the club justified
in raising the season ticket prices Should they have frozen prices for
a second year running or increased Some schools in Lincolnshire say
they might not be ready to provide free hot meals to pupils this
September. All four to seven year olds must be
offered a hot lunch under a new government scheme. Very few primary
schools have kitchens in Lincolnshire, and the council says
seven haven't managed to find a meal supplier. The Department for
Education says the majority of schools are on track and ?150
million has been allocated to help. We are doing lots of finding of new
supplies. We are helping children on site as well. We have made some
funding available as well to schools.
A cancer charity is to set up a new mobile chemotherapy unit
which will travel to rural parts of Lincolnshire to treat patients
It's one of just seven units in the country to be maintained
by the Hope for Tomorrow Charity at a cost of more than ?250,000.
It'll be run by United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS
Trust and give treatment to patients living in Grantham, Spalding,
People have two travel such a long way for chemo therapy treatment
here. We are giving them an opportunity to save them lots of
miles and petrol. And to have some time back. When you are ill, quality
of life is very important. Five beaches
across our region have been ranked as some of the best in the country.
In Lincolnshire, Cleethorpes, Skegness,
Sutton on Sea and Mablethorpe have been given blue flag status, which
means their beaches are clean. But Hornsea is the only beach
in East Yorkshire to receive it. Lincolnshire growers and designers
have received a host of awards Stamford based Adam Frost won gold
for the second year running Walkers bulbs are celebrating
a gold medal for their daffodils, Interflora based in Sleaford also
come away with a top prize. Southfield Nursery?s cacti achieved
gold too and the Welcome to Yorkshire team have won Silver
in the Artisan Garden category. Some use Justin, peace `` some new
Justin. There have been calls to the pub lick.
Pupils at a primary school in Deeping St James in Lincolnshire
have reached number one of a chart of downloaded children's
songs, beating 'You've Got a Friend In Me' from the film Toy Story
Linchfield Primary School released the song called 'We Are The Young'
last Friday and it got to the top in just an hour and a half.
Jessica Lane has been to meet some of the stars.
Number one on an iTunes chart of downloaded children's songs.
That means this was the most popular in that particular chart.
Plus more than 6,500 people have watched on YouTube.
This is a picture taken by staff after the song reached
It is really surprising, I had no idea that this was going to happen.
It is... Hilarious. We just started off with two men saying that there
were two men going to come up with this. It has gone to number one. It
is made everyone happy. This is a picture taken
by staff after the song reached number one in an hour and a half on
Friday, beating You've Got A Friend In Me from the Toy Story film,
and the song 'Happy Birthday'! They are talking about going into
music production and singing and playing instruments, and it is made
them realise all of the practice that they do is really worthwhile.
This is the room that Store Van Music turned into a recording
Linchfield is only the second school the company has
worked with to release a single like this in the UK.
Every class is involved in the chorus. There are just under 400
kids in the school. They were all involved in the process of the song.
Half of the money raised by the song goes to the school, and teachers say
the bonus is the joy it brings the children every time they sing it.
Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines.
The US Coast Guard agrees to resume its search for the British
yachtsman. I'll city council say that extending its boundaries will
help everyone in the area. Tomorrow's weather ` Mostly dry
and bright with variable amounts of cloud and sunny spells and just
a small risk of a light shower. More response on the boundaries. Roy
says that East Riding folk want the best of both worlds. They put
nothing back and then turn their noses up. He says that I moved to
the East Riding. Despite the protestation, this council is not as
good as the City Council, whether it is bin collections or potholes. Alan
says he has lived in Nelson. He says the green spaces between the
settlements are fine, and the only benefits from joining is to raise
the standing of Hull is to improve league tables. Jeff says that
politicians only mention what the benefit of Hull will be. Thank you.
Thank you for watching. Have a good evening. Goodbye.
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