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than 40,000 have made the journey so far this year. -- the number
Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.
The family of a brain damaged teenager says
there needs to be better treatment for patients in Lincolnshire.
I hate to use the term postcode lottery but we are not in
A wet half term holiday leaves many tourist attractions counting
It's been devastating. It really has. It is soul`destroying.
You know, when you wake up in the morning
and the rain is clattering against your window, it's depressing.
While outdoor attractions have fared badly, there's better news
The Scunthorpe actor starring at one of the world's most famous
From the fields to the front line ` the farmers who drove their wagons
And the promise of better weather for the weekend.
It's almost a year since 16`year`old Ryan Smith
from Skegness suffered brain damage after he was knocked from his bike.
He's spent the last six months receiving treatment in Surrey
but now, as he's about to be sent back home, his parents have
criticised the level of care support available in Lincolnshire.
Ryan has been receiving therapy at a centre run by a charity
His family don't yet know what care could be offered closer to home.
Leaning forwards and pushing up on the legs, both of them.
Another huge step in Ryan Smith's progress during therapy sessions
It's hard to believe this was Ryan last December, only just beginning
When he first came to us, he had no head control and he was
Obviously, as you can see today, he has sitting balance.
Ryan was hit by a van last summer when cycling to work.
Six months on, his dad has accumulated 27,000 miles driving
There are a massive number of brain injuries within the county and the
You seem to have to fight for every grain of help, if you like.
Lincolnshire's branch of brain injury charity Headway says
the county is a black hole for these services.
But the Children's Trust say replicating
the Surrey centre would be a major challenge because of the need for
One child will have about 50 professionals, in the end,
So if you could replicate this you would find it incredibly expensive.
After six months here, Ryan is newly ready to leave the Children's Trust
in Surrey but his family home won't be modified until September and in
the meantime his family are worried about where he can be cared for.
There needs to be quick decisions made about Ryan's future
before he goes back to his family home and it's not acceptable that he
is expected to go home before the work has been completed.
Any uncertainty over where Ryan can continue his therapy will be tackled
in the usual positive way by both father and son.
And what position do we always like to come?
That winning attitude is definitely a big testament to Ryan's recovery.
Ryan's dad Mark Smith ending that report by Jill Archbold.
In a brief statement, the Lincolnshire East Clinical
Commissioning Group said they are urgently investigating Ryan's case
to try and find an acceptable solution.
I'm joined this evening by Luke Griggs who's from Headway, a charity
that works with families and their loved ones who have a brain injury.
Local police said the situation is not acceptable. The viral health
professionals failing to get to grips with what is needed? There is
a lack of qualified specialist clinicians to help the ball affected
by brain injuries. Both at the acute stage, where Ryan is, but also when
people have more moderate and minor brain injuries who need help. Those
professionals don't exist in the county. Is this case isolated? I
gather a Lincolnshire is a bit of a black hole. Mark was talking of a
postcode lottery and that is the case not just Lincolnshire at in the
UK. We have made great strides in treating brain injuries, people
getting better, have we not fast enough about the care and help these
recovering people need? Headway was founded in 1979 on those principles.
The 1970s saw a great improvement in neurosurgery but Headway was founded
because a life worth saving is a life worth living. With people
getting better, this will mean long`term and costly care. Should
that money be found by local authorities whatever the cost? It is
a false economy to cut back. It is a false economy not to give people
rehabilitation following brain injury. You enable them to relearn
skills and increase independence. Without the support, people will
need longer state support. Are there some families suffering in silence?
Yes. Charities like Headway are under increasing pressure to support
them. Unless we get help, these people will be cut out of society.
Specialist police officers are still at a building site in Pocklington,
to make sure an unexploded device is safe.
The object was found yesterday on a construction site at West Green.
Officers say there's not thought to be any risk to the public.
Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of a Sheffield war
veteran, including servicemen from several RAF bases in Lincolnshire.
George Thompson, who fought in the Second World War,
He had no family but the RAF started a social media campaign to give him
So many people turned up to the funeral that loudspeakers had to
Grimsby's skyline could be changing with the news that six of the town's
700 people still call them home but if the plans go ahead
the first residents could be moving out by the end of the year.
This is a story you contacted us on after last night's programme.
Stewart got in touch ` Grimsby's tower blocks need to come down.
Managers at one of the region's top tourist
attractions say the wet weather during the bank holiday week has had
Levels of rainfall have left many businesses who rely on tourism,
The manager of Pleasure Island in Cleethorpes says they're now
counting the cost of three days of heavy rain.
But there have been some winners too.
The Pleasure Island says this is numbers are down. We have thousands
of people to catch up on compare to do next year. When you wake up and
the brain is clattering against your window, it is depressing. It is
financially and emotionally devastating and it is hard work.
Wins seaside attractions don't bring visitors, local businesses also feel
it. We anticipated lots of business but the rain came and what could we
do? It is not just coastal resorts. Beverley races was called off due to
a waterlogged course. The school half term is an important week for
tourism,. The industry is worth billions. It also employs around
250,000 people. It was nice weather for ducks and fish. We have had a
great week. 42% more than we thought. We have had penguins just
recently and the weather has been wet, which is good for us as an
indoor attraction. Families we spoke to explain how the weather is a
decider when it comes to half term. We went to one place and it was a
wash`out. It has been raining. When the weather is bad, mostly indoor
staff. With a brighter weekend forecast, outdoor attractions will
Phillip is live at one of East Yorkshire's big tourist events
tonight ` the '80s pop star Paul Young is playing in Burton Agnes.
It seems like it has been a mixed picture this week. The sun is
finally shining. But organisers took a gamble especially whether the rain
in the last few days. It looks like it has paid off. A few thousand
visitors tonight and tomorrow. Pleasure Island say they are 4000
visitors down on the same period last year. That impact the amount of
money coming in. The half term holiday is seen as a crucial window
for the tourist industry. Paul Young is on stage tonight. Katherine
Jenkins tomorrow night. Lots of strawberries have been ordered in.
Everything sourced from local suppliers. Events like this are
important for tourism and the local economy.
How do you attract visitors to our area in the rain?
What's your idea of a good day out with the family when it's raining?
If you are correct we will have some tweets before we finish.
The Scunthorpe actor starring at one of the world's most famous
The men who drove their wagons from the farms of East Yorkshire to
The stunning view over Louth town centre from St James Church tower.
You have been nice to me this week. As a reward you can come to my
barbecue this weekend. There is a lady who is looking forward to
seeing you. Things are looking up.
What time should I tell my Gran you will be there?
Did I just walk into a trap? Hopefully the weekend will be nice.
Tomorrow, variable cloud. That is the theme for Saturday and Sunday.
It won't be all sunshine but we should see some sunny spells. We
have high pressure building so some fine conditions. Low pressure will
push in from the west with more unsettled conditions from Monday
onwards. We had quite a lot of cloud today. The coast and eastern areas
have had the best sunny breaks. This evening and overnight will stay
largely drive. The East will have the better breaks in the clouds so
it will be cooler towards the coast. Inland and the cloudier skies will
make it warmer. Tomorrow, variable amounts of cloud. It will be bright
and it will break in places to allow the sun. Hopefully most places will
stay dry but take an umbrella because there could be one or two
white showers throughout the day. Temperatures were they should be for
the time of year. 16 or 17 Celsius. It will feel pleasant end brighter
spells. A better chance of sunshine on Sunday. Unsettled next week.
Your Gran will tell you off for publicly the mill eating me. ``
humiliating. One's set in Bangladesh,
the other in Leeds. But they both star Naj Modak,
an actor from Scunthorpe. He's back in the town
after seeing the films on show at the famous Cannes Film Festival
in the south of France last week. This report does contain
some flash photography. Shongram, a romantic drama based
in Bangladesh in 1971. And Eight, a short film set during
the Tudor period, shot in Leeds. They were both showcased
at the Cannes Film Festival and both He was there promoting
Eight last week. It is amazing being there as a fan
and also as an actor. I got to have meetings with
people like Universal, Fox. I have other meetings
scheduled to go ahead. Naj played a doctor in Shongram
and a character called Lord Carter Which film did you did you enjoy
making the most and One is working with struggling,
up`and`coming actors who are trying The other one is with
established actors. Naj wasn't
the only Scunthorpe actor rubbing Ian Sharp's movie, Pleasure Island,
was also screened as part It was filmed in Cleethorpes
and Grimsby. For a lad from Scunthorpe,
I'll never get bored of this. It will always be overwhelming
the matter how many times, if I'm Naj says his
and Ian's success shows how much He first studied acting at
North Lindsey College. There's local production companies
and it's just fantastic to see people who want to try hard
and aim high and work hard and get the right training and they can
achieve as much as they want to. After its screening
at Cannes, Naj says there's now been some interest in turning Eight
into a feature film. While Shongram will be released
next month in some UK cinemas. The coach of Hull FC, Lee Radford,
has admitted that his team's performances this season
have not been good enough. The Black
and Whites have failed to win away but they'll try again tomorrow with
a trip to bottom club London. Our sports reporter Simon Clark
looks at their prospects and sees if their rivals Hull KR can make it
three wins in a row. Just as he was as a player
Lee Radford took on media questions He's sincere when he says
his team have not been good enough Can you say why you have not won
yet? We haven't taken teams to the sword
when we needed to. Hopefully we will get this right this Saturday.
Hull at least showed signs of a revival when they took
on leaders Leeds especially with the way they scored their
consolation try but the fact remains Hull are outside the play`off zone
Hull FC face tricky weeks ahead given they are largely moving
between their training ground and away fixtures up and down the
country. It is imperative they get their away form sorted out as soon
as possible. From where we are to fifth place, it is six points, it's
nothing. little things in his game. But for
Hull FC it will be a good weekend. The Wagoners were farmers who were
used to bring horse`drawn wagons with supplies of food
and ammunition to the front line. As the BBC's partnership with
the Imperial War Museums continues, Jo Makel reports on the impact
of war here at home. for a training ground for soldiers
yet the men who laboured here were The owner of Sledmere House,
Sir Mark Sykes, could see conflict A veteran of the Boer War,
he knew transport would be vital. The only place
in the country that was still using Sir Mark saw there was a reserve
of skilled drivers that had the kind Sir Mark convinced the War Office
and recruited more than 1000 men Unlike other volunteers,
these men wouldn't need months This was all about the skills
of driving and working with horses and they had trained for that every
day of their lives, working Driving competitions helped
recruitment. Farmhands who signed up
in 1913 were paid a pound a year. Easily earned with
the promise to fight. A lot of it probably would be
for King and country but I also suspect it was something
of an adventure for them. They spend most of their life
in East Yorkshire and focused their life on their work and their horses
and the farms on which they worked. When war was declared,
things moved quickly. We had stories of them being served
their papers in the harvest fields and they left the fields and came
to Sledmere and they would be off. They ceased to become Special
Reservists and they were in the He took barbed wire, provisions,
ammunition to the front. At times he had to sleep
in derelict buildings. Sometimes they wouldn't get the
chance to wash or clean themselves. It really was prevalent,
especially in the trenches. The main priority
for them was to make sure the horses were fed and sometimes that was
at the expense of their own food. They made sure
the horses were well`kept, Ted's grandfather Arthur Brown even
won the Meritorious Service Medal after an attack
which blew him off his wagon. He stayed to calm
the other one down. They were shouting get in,
get in the trench. He didn't. He stayed with his horse for the
next 45 minutes, keeping it calm. His main thought was for his horse,
not his own life. The men from the farms had proved
their worth During the war,
he visited them in France and afterwards designed a special
monument to stand in Sledmere Sadly, Sir Mark Sykes died before
the building work was complete. It must be one of the most
original war memorials we have. Its elaborate design is perhaps
testament to just how highly he regarded the men who served with
the Wolds Wagoners. And BBC Radio Lincolnshire and
BBC Radio Humberside will have more on the impact of the war
at home tomorrow morning And you can find out more
about how the war affected where you Let's get a recap of the
national and regional headlines. The number of migrants reaching
Europe illegally rises genetically. More than 40,000 have made the
journey so far this year, often using people smugglers.
The father of a brain damaged teenager criticises
the level of treatment available for his son in Lincolnshire.
Variable, often large amounts of cloud, though some bright spells.
A light west wind and a highs of 17 Celsius.
That is 63 Fahrenheit. Emma on the spec says of Ryan
Smith's care concerns, I agree with his family. Patricia says the lack
of available caring ligature is down to government funding, not allowing
local councils the cash needed. On the half term wash`out, Chris says
walking through Maplethorpe there were a lot of people about but
places had their shutters up. We remarked that they would moan about
not making money. You have to be open to catch the trade.