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UKIP's new councillor's celebrate as they take seats across Hull
I'm live in Grimsby where UKIP have taken seven out of 15 seats.
Today's result is a fantastic accumulation of tenures of work.
The teenage boy who took his own life because he was bullied online.
The 4`star Hotel Break for college students.
You get to go there with all of your friends.
Flash floods, thunder and lightning. Today, the clearer about torrential
rain. And the team hoping to travel more than 400 mph to set a new world
record. And a soggy start to the bank
holiday weekend, but it should gradually improved. I will be back
later in the programme with all the details.
UKIP is celebrating big successes in the local elections
after winning eight seats locally in yesterday's polls.
In Hull they won one seat, beating one of Labour's most long
But their biggest gains have come in North East Lincolnshire where
Labour remain in overall control in Hull and Lincoln,
but they've now lost control of North East Lincolnshire.
Our Political Editor, Tim Iredale, is in Grimsby tonight.
How much of a surprise is this showing by UKIP?
Well, I have been out on the campaign trail across Lincolnshire
and east Yorkshire in the past few weeks and it has been cleared,
speaking to voters, that they wanted to give the established parties are
good kicking. There will be some who say UKIP still do not have any
direct power in our every outcome any other words the door not
actually run `` in our area, in other words they do not actually run
any of our councils, but they certainly have their opponents
running scared. Meet the new kids on the block.
UKIP's success has seen the party secure a solid power base in North
East Lincolnshire. I think today's result is a fantastically with ``
fantastic attenuation of ten years of work.
The fruitcakes have come home! The result sees Labour dropped to 21
seats on North East Lincolnshire Council. The Conservatives are down
to ten seats, with UKIP now boasting eight councillors on the authority.
The Liberal Democrats have three. UKIP I think will be a temporary
phenomenon that will split and the divide on the council, and possibly
even in Europe. The interesting thing about this election is the
fact that the electorate has said to both main parties, a plague on both
your houses. For people like me, who have long
been Eurosceptics even before the word was invented, it confirms our
view that people are very disconnected from the whole process,
particularly the fact that Europe is seen as a distant organisation going
against what the British people, and in some cases the British
government, want. Last night saw Labour retain control
of Hull City Council. UKIP's share of the vote was more than 25% of the
vote, but that only resulted in them winning a one seat from the veteran
Labour councillor David Gemmill, who had served on the authority for 26
years. What do you make to the swing ``
make of the swing towards UKIP version macro `` towards UKIP?
There is certainly a swing across the country and all edition should
take note. It tells you, it is a symptom of something that the public
are not happy with. Labour also kept control of the city
of Lincoln Council after gaining two Micro seats from the Conservatives.
So, a mixture of celebration and commiseration after the local
elections. For some, the excitement was all too much.
Tim, do these results tell us anything about what we might expect
on Sunday when we find out the results of the European elections?
Yes, I managed to get some sleep first, like that last bloke, but it
does seem a given now that UKIP will do well in the European elections.
The votes are counted on Sunday night. There is one crumb of comfort
this evening to UKIP's opponents, and that is that only one third of
voters turned out in yesterday's elections. That is around half of
that which would normally turn out in a general election. Some will say
that voters have not necessarily switched allegiances, they just have
not bothered to turn out to vote at all.
Earlier this afternoon I spoke to Victoria Ayling, I UKIP `` single
Michael UKIP councillor, and I asked why they had done so well in North
East Lincolnshire. I think it is because everyone in the country, not
just in Grimsby, are sick to the teeth of the three main parties
selling them down the river. We are fed up with the lies, the
same old spin, and the UKIP have common`sense policies and people who
want to make a difference to bring this country forward again.
I assume you will agree that a lot of these people who voted UKIP did
it just to send a message. What percentage of these people will vote
UKIP at the next election? No, it is not just a message. They
realise we are forced to be reckoned with to turn this country around and
get our country back for our people. This is not a flash in pan.
We are a year away from the general election, number crunching has been
done today, they reckon that Nigel Farage is right when he says that
Grimsby is winnable as I UKIP seat one year from now and you will be
the candidate. There has been no selection so I
cannot comment. In North East Lincolnshire UKIP got 36% of the
vote today. If it is you, and it is assumed it
will become is it awkward? Four years ago you were wondering
around the streets as a conservative.
Is that not confusing for people? As I say, there has been no
selection so I cannot comment on who the candidate is. All I can say is I
am interested and that is it. Grimsby has gone well, and you have
taken votes away from Labour. What do you think the average UKIP
supporter stands for, and what do they want? We know what David
Cameron thinks, closet racists and fruitcakes. What does the average
person think and want? The average person wants a change
with the party that will change things in this country for the
better run to stop the downward spiral into the European Union and
into the clutches of professional politicians, who have let us all
down so much for years, whichever party it is. But David Cameron has
promised a referendum on Europe. He has given a cast iron guarantee.
UKIP's work is done, we do not need them any more, do we?
No, David Cameron is not to be trusted. He reneged on the Lisbon
Treaty referendum, that did not happen. But that was different, he
has given a cast iron guarantee this time.
I cast I guarantee from David Cameron or any of the main parties,
voters realise it is not worth the paper is written on. There is only
one way to get us out of Europe and to get our country back on its
feet, and that is to vote UKIP. Anything else is a wasted vote for
the same old system sucking us further into Europe. Cameron will
not deliver, and even if we had a referendum it would be a fudge,
because he has said he will campaign for a yes vote. Who can trust a man
like that? Fast forward one year.
Will you be, Victoria Ayling, UKIP MP? Or will it be eyed UKIP MP,
someone else if not you, in Grimsby? There will be a UKIP MP in Grimsby,
I believe that. Whether it is me or someone else, purely because the
people of Grimsby and Cleethorpes have woken up, along with many in
this country, that they can have a difference, they can get our country
back and have a party that puts them first. This has proved it. Last year
it proved it with council elections then. This is not a flash in the
pan. Thank you for your time.
There we are, an important day, seats for UKIP in Grimsby today, and
we would be keen to get your thoughts on this one.
Are you surprised that the results? Why has UKIP done so well?
Please e`mail us at the address below.
Give us your views on what you have heard from the local elections. As I
say, UKIP has done well in north`eastern indenture and also
Hull. Austin Mitchell there saying that UKIP are temporary phenomenon,
do you agree with that? Thank you for watching this Friday
night come in a moment of... Bringing the salmon back to East
Yorks's rivers by leaving the lock gates open.
A coroner has ruled a 17`year`old boy from Lincolnshire killed
themselves after receiving file and threats on Facebook. Callum
Moody`Chapman was found dead last regatta going missing from his aunt
's home. In yours before he went missing he had read messages from a
boy on Facebook saying he would be stabbed and beaten.
Callum Moody`Chapman was described as a happy`go`lucky boy who put his
family and others before himself. You would never meet another boy
like him. If he got into trouble at school, he would not be in trouble
for long because he knew how to work his charm. You know, he was...
Unbelievable. But, one weekend last December, his life was turned upside
down when he read threats to stab and beat him on Facebook.
He was so troubled by it, a coroner decided, he killed himself. After
today's hearing, his mum and dad said cyber bullying had taken their
son's life. I would say to parents, I know you
do not like to be nosy and look into your child's personal accounts or
whatever. But you have to look out for the signs. The cyber bullying
that is going on at the moment, it is rife, it really is. There are
people out there that do it. They use Facebook as a weapon, not for
what it should be used, for friends and genuine chat.
The evidence's Callum `` the evidence Callum's family heard had
been harrowing. On the night he died, he came here to the harbour,
crying and sobbing he made two phone calls.
One was to his older brother, Robert, saying he had messed up his
life and he was sorry, and asked him to say goodbye to his niece. The
second was to his father, Kevin, saying, simply, dad, I love you.
117`year`old boy who cannot be named for legal reasons earlier this year
pleaded guilty to charges of assault and fences under the malicious
Communications act. A man has been charged with murder
following a shooting at Melton in East Yorks on Tuesday night.
30 age old Jonathan Smith from gunshot widths. 54`year`old Peter
Guy from Milton will appear before magistrates tomorrow morning charged
with his murder. A 15`year`old boy has been charged with assault and a
third man released on police bail. A Hull academy is rewarding GCSE
students who attend extra revision classes with trips to
a 4 star hotel for a weekend Sirius Academy, which is rated
as outstanding takes around 80 Academies are independently run
and have more control over budgets. But anti`academy campaigners have
described these weekends away It is a stressful time of year for
thousands of teenagers, and like many schools at Sirius Academy in
Hull they put on extra revision sessions. Your legal even further,
rewarding some of those attending these classes with a stay at a hotel
for a weekend of learning. Although the intense work we have
done in the exam I just threw it. You get stressed and tired, to go
and sit with your friends. You could do this at home with your friends,
could you not ration might know, at home I would not have the
motivation. The academy runs two of these
residential ploys of `` residential is every year to around 40 pupils.
Since 2009 they have used hotels in Hull, Scarborough, York and North
Lincolnshire. Peace `` these days are a reward for
good attendance and hard work, things like queue jump passes or
special weekends away. Some people would say picking kids up in a hotel
is a waste of public money. I disagree, because we have had a
huge impact in terms of performance with our children being able to be
given that last`minute revision with the support of a qualified member of
staff. In 2009, 20 9% of pupils achieved
five a star to C grades. At figure has risen to 25% `` 65%.
Some argue it is an unnecessary expense.
It sounds like a bribe. We now have these elite schools with extra
finance and extra cash, and that is great for them but it does nothing
for an equitable system. Opening at weekends for revision and
these trips away costs around ?5,000 per year, and those here say it has
helped boost grades. Another one you may wish to comment
on, if you do, let me know, here are the contact details...
The school says it is a good way to boost grades, do you agree?
I look forward to hearing from you, as always.
It is exactly 6:45pm, Friday night on BBC One. Still ahead... Hoping to
set a new record for the fastest motor cycle in the world.
It will be the first 400 mph record on two wheels, it has never been
done before. As Britain has not held the record since 1937, that is far
too long, we need that record back. If you have a picture you are proud
of, please send it in and we will show it next week.
Tonight's was taken by Mike Woodcock of wooden in North Lincolnshire.
Like you for that. I am pleased to say you have put
Sunita Darren. I thought you preferred blondes!
That is what we always said. She is more polite and less cheeky
than you come anyway. Some very unsettled weather to come
through tomorrow, but an improvement through the bank holiday weekend. A
lot of uncertainty about Monday still but it does look like the
warmest and brightest day. Tomorrow will be thundery with
showers from the south. This is courtesy of this area of low
pressure, very unsettled weather tomorrow. It has been quite pleasant
today, but some showers just creeping into part of North East
Lincolnshire and some thunder. There is a risk anywhere of some showers
into this evening, diminishing across the evening. A dry night with
clear spells at first, more cloud later. It will not be called,
temperatures down around ten or 11 Celsius. `` it will not be cold. The
sun will rise in the morning at 4:47am setting at 9:10pm tomorrow
evening. We start the day with a lot of cloud
and we will start to see showery outbreaks of rain spreading into
Lincolnshire. They will be heavy and persistent in
places, perhaps again rumble of thunder, tending to ease later in
the day. We could get quite wet spells at
times, very large puddles again, and local surface water flooding as
possible. Temperatures getting up to around 15 or 16 Celsius, cooler than
today in Hull where we got around 20. On Sunday, starting on a damp
zero but we should see an improvement, saw a dry day to come
on Sunday. Some uncertainty about the forecast on Monday, some heavy
showers for Lincolnshire but generally dry and bright with some
sunshine and feeling warm. You have changed, I used to look forward to
Fridays, now I look forward to Monday to Thursday.
There is a special treat for you because I am on Monday to Friday
next week, Peter. Don't tell me he has gone on holiday
again! No, he has gone for more weather
training, actually. It is a bit late for that!
See you later. Homeowners is `` homeowners and
business owners in parts of linkage today have been clearing up after
flash flooding. Emergency services received more than 30 calls about
damage caused by flooding and lightning.
Some had a lucky escape. Wednesfield community School in
keeping Saint James, deep in water. Here, headteachers and staff trying
to clear corridors after a monsoon like a storm. It was like bucket
after bucketload of water was pouring through the ceiling.
Having walked in, I was horrified to see such a depth of water in the
school, fast spreading. It took less than one hour for heavy
rain to overwhelm roads here. Emergency services to 34 columns of
flooding, 25 incidents attended. The road in which my partner lives
was flooded to about a foot deep for maybe a quarter of a mile. We
gritted our teeth and get the engine running and got home.
The building behind me had its roof completely destroyed by a lightning
strike in what people have described to me as one heck of a storm.
We have been your 25 years and I have never known anything like it.
The house was actually shaking. My son said a lightning bolt hit the
aerial and there was a flash of yellow light, then the tiles on the
roof lifted and fell back down. Some of them fell off and some were still
hanging. One tenant missed the boat by
minutes. Another was still in the building but was unhurt.
This is my bedroom here, that window there, all of the ceiling is all
collapsed over my bed. If I was lying in my bed, that would have all
come down on top of me. There was a massive hole just in the ceiling. It
is just huge, there is nothing left of it. I mean... Everything is gone.
Every single light socket, plug socket, lamp, everything has just
blown off the walls. A flash storm that made its impact
in minutes will take months to put right.
Let us hope that salmon could return to the rivers of East Yorkshire.
The Barmby Barrage near Goole is being opened to allow the fish
And as our Rural Affairs Correspondent Paul Murphy reports,
it could also provide a boost to the local economy.
For 40 years, these gates have protected drinking water in the
River Derwent from salt water in the river whose. Now there been
carefully opened just a few hours every day. `` River Ouse. Soon
someone will be able to migrate upstream into East and North Yorks.
The lock behind us has been opened on a four hour basis to allow the
animals to get up and do what they want to do in this brilliant
watercourse. A year or two back we opened it for an hour and within a
short period there were salmon spawning below Helmsley.
The River Derwent runs from the North York murderers don't East
Yorkshire and into the River Ouse. It is Yorks's largest river system
covering 800 square miles. `` the North York Moors.
It is this will add more than ?12 million to local economies.
The salmon is arguably the most highly prized and iconic of fishes,
and although it could be several years before its presences fully
felt on the Derwent, there is reason to believe communities along the
stand to benefit. The Derwent runs along the edge of
East Yorkshire and are sometimes overlooked, salted anglers and
tourists be spending more time and money there? `` so could anglers?
It would help if people need accommodation, camping facilities,
it could help. As I say, it would have to be really well promoted.
In other parts of the country, these highly prized fish attract quite an
audience. In opening its doors for business, the Derwent is hoping for
similar success. Garreth Carvell will be out for a
month because of knee surgery. The Black and Whites travel to Leeds
rhinos this evening for their first match after their defeat to Hull KR
at the weekend. Hull KR face the London Broncos on
Sunday. BBC Radio Humberside will have
commentary or both of those matches starting with the build`up of Hull
FC Basel micrometre. Hull KR's game is on FM and also online from 2:30pm
on Sunday. `` the build`up of Hull FC's game.
A team hoping to break the world land speed record on the fastest two
wheeled vehicle in the world,have been testing it near Pocklington.
It's hoped Jet Reaction will beat the 376 mph record later this year.
It may look more like a missile, but this could soon hold the title
of fastest motorcycle in the world. This is Jet Reaction `
testing at Elvington Airfield. months away from potentially going
faster than anything else on two wheels in history.
The designers are thrust powered two wheeler, that is innovative because
the other contenders are using more regular means to power their
vehicles. The world record for two wheeled
vehicle stands at 376 mph, set by an American in 2010. That is the record
the team are hoping to smash, to break through the 400 mph barrier
and bring that record back to Britain for the first time since
before the Second World War. Parachutes, parachutes,
parachutes... Among the team is Phil Evans from
Grimsby. on two wheels in history.
He was part of Thrust SSC, the first car ever to break
the sound barrier in 1997. I was privileged to be involved by
Ken Hinchey 97, that was the first car to set the supersonic record,
and we are working to establish what will be the fourth `` first 400 mph
record on two wheels. As Britain has not held the record since 1937, that
is far too long, we need that record back.
the sound barrier in 1997. The bike is thrust forward thanks to
a modified jet engine taken from a Sea King search
and rescue helicopter, and fitted with an afterburner.
But none of this comes cheap. We are still desperately searching
for sponsorship because obviously defines this and go to America is a
struggle on a personal budget. It takes a lot to make it happen, and
in a way that is why when it was finally happen it is so deserved.
But none of this comes cheap. The team's hoping to make the record
breaking run at the Bonneville salt flats in Utah later this year.
A chance to bring home a record they say has been out
of British hands for too long. That looks good, doesn't it?
Let's have a recap of the main national and regional headlines...
UKIP and labour make the biggest gains in the local elections.
In north`east Lincolnshire, UKIP take almost half of the available
seats. Tomorrow's weather cloudy day with spells of rain, heavy and
persist, top temperature 16 Celsius in the afternoon.
Talking about that Hull Academy, Sirius Academy, rewarding GCSE
students with a trip to Waddell. A big response so far. Everyone has
been in favour I have read. Alison says the ends justify the
means. Doctor Kathy Taylor has gained outstanding by Ofsted in all
areas. Children should be rewarded for hard work. Jason says it is OK
to send young offenders on holiday so why not give kids who have done
well at chance for a break? This one, why not? Good luck to
them. Carroll says, anything to reward
pupils to work harder, achieving good grades should be welcomed.
Well done, Sirius Academy. Thank you for all of your messages
are not just tonight but throughout the week. Have a good and peaceful
weekend and the gap to yourself. See you next week, take a. Good
night. Let's look at the history
of BBC TWO with me, Simon Schama. 'Harry And Paul's
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