30/05/2014 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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than 40,000 have made the journey so far this year. -- the number

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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.

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The family of a brain damaged teenager says

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there needs to be better treatment for patients in Lincolnshire.

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I hate to use the term postcode lottery but we are not in

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A wet half term holiday leaves many tourist attractions counting

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It's been devastating. It really has. It is soul`destroying.

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You know, when you wake up in the morning

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and the rain is clattering against your window, it's depressing.

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While outdoor attractions have fared badly, there's better news

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The Scunthorpe actor starring at one of the world's most famous

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From the fields to the front line ` the farmers who drove their wagons

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And the promise of better weather for the weekend.

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It's almost a year since 16`year`old Ryan Smith

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from Skegness suffered brain damage after he was knocked from his bike.

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He's spent the last six months receiving treatment in Surrey

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but now, as he's about to be sent back home, his parents have

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criticised the level of care support available in Lincolnshire.

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Ryan has been receiving therapy at a centre run by a charity

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His family don't yet know what care could be offered closer to home.

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Leaning forwards and pushing up on the legs, both of them.

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Another huge step in Ryan Smith's progress during therapy sessions

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It's hard to believe this was Ryan last December, only just beginning

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When he first came to us, he had no head control and he was

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Obviously, as you can see today, he has sitting balance.

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Ryan was hit by a van last summer when cycling to work.

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Six months on, his dad has accumulated 27,000 miles driving

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There are a massive number of brain injuries within the county and the

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You seem to have to fight for every grain of help, if you like.

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Lincolnshire's branch of brain injury charity Headway says

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the county is a black hole for these services.

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But the Children's Trust say replicating

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the Surrey centre would be a major challenge because of the need for

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One child will have about 50 professionals, in the end,

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So if you could replicate this you would find it incredibly expensive.

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After six months here, Ryan is newly ready to leave the Children's Trust

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in Surrey but his family home won't be modified until September and in

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the meantime his family are worried about where he can be cared for.

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There needs to be quick decisions made about Ryan's future

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before he goes back to his family home and it's not acceptable that he

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is expected to go home before the work has been completed.

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Any uncertainty over where Ryan can continue his therapy will be tackled

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in the usual positive way by both father and son.

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And what position do we always like to come?

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That winning attitude is definitely a big testament to Ryan's recovery.

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Ryan's dad Mark Smith ending that report by Jill Archbold.

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In a brief statement, the Lincolnshire East Clinical

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Commissioning Group said they are urgently investigating Ryan's case

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to try and find an acceptable solution.

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I'm joined this evening by Luke Griggs who's from Headway, a charity

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that works with families and their loved ones who have a brain injury.

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Local police said the situation is not acceptable. The viral health

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professionals failing to get to grips with what is needed? There is

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a lack of qualified specialist clinicians to help the ball affected

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by brain injuries. Both at the acute stage, where Ryan is, but also when

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people have more moderate and minor brain injuries who need help. Those

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professionals don't exist in the county. Is this case isolated? I

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gather a Lincolnshire is a bit of a black hole. Mark was talking of a

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postcode lottery and that is the case not just Lincolnshire at in the

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UK. We have made great strides in treating brain injuries, people

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getting better, have we not fast enough about the care and help these

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recovering people need? Headway was founded in 1979 on those principles.

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The 1970s saw a great improvement in neurosurgery but Headway was founded

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because a life worth saving is a life worth living. With people

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getting better, this will mean long`term and costly care. Should

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that money be found by local authorities whatever the cost? It is

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a false economy to cut back. It is a false economy not to give people

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rehabilitation following brain injury. You enable them to relearn

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skills and increase independence. Without the support, people will

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need longer state support. Are there some families suffering in silence?

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Yes. Charities like Headway are under increasing pressure to support

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them. Unless we get help, these people will be cut out of society.

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Specialist police officers are still at a building site in Pocklington,

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to make sure an unexploded device is safe.

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The object was found yesterday on a construction site at West Green.

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Officers say there's not thought to be any risk to the public.

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Hundreds of people have attended the funeral of a Sheffield war

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veteran, including servicemen from several RAF bases in Lincolnshire.

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George Thompson, who fought in the Second World War,

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He had no family but the RAF started a social media campaign to give him

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So many people turned up to the funeral that loudspeakers had to

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Grimsby's skyline could be changing with the news that six of the town's

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700 people still call them home but if the plans go ahead

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the first residents could be moving out by the end of the year.

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This is a story you contacted us on after last night's programme.

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Stewart got in touch ` Grimsby's tower blocks need to come down.

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Managers at one of the region's top tourist

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attractions say the wet weather during the bank holiday week has had

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Levels of rainfall have left many businesses who rely on tourism,

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The manager of Pleasure Island in Cleethorpes says they're now

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counting the cost of three days of heavy rain.

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But there have been some winners too.

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The Pleasure Island says this is numbers are down. We have thousands

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of people to catch up on compare to do next year. When you wake up and

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the brain is clattering against your window, it is depressing. It is

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financially and emotionally devastating and it is hard work.

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Wins seaside attractions don't bring visitors, local businesses also feel

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it. We anticipated lots of business but the rain came and what could we

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do? It is not just coastal resorts. Beverley races was called off due to

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a waterlogged course. The school half term is an important week for

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tourism,. The industry is worth billions. It also employs around

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250,000 people. It was nice weather for ducks and fish. We have had a

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great week. 42% more than we thought. We have had penguins just

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recently and the weather has been wet, which is good for us as an

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indoor attraction. Families we spoke to explain how the weather is a

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decider when it comes to half term. We went to one place and it was a

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wash`out. It has been raining. When the weather is bad, mostly indoor

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staff. With a brighter weekend forecast, outdoor attractions will

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Phillip is live at one of East Yorkshire's big tourist events

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tonight ` the '80s pop star Paul Young is playing in Burton Agnes.

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It seems like it has been a mixed picture this week. The sun is

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finally shining. But organisers took a gamble especially whether the rain

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in the last few days. It looks like it has paid off. A few thousand

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visitors tonight and tomorrow. Pleasure Island say they are 4000

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visitors down on the same period last year. That impact the amount of

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money coming in. The half term holiday is seen as a crucial window

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for the tourist industry. Paul Young is on stage tonight. Katherine

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Jenkins tomorrow night. Lots of strawberries have been ordered in.

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Everything sourced from local suppliers. Events like this are

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important for tourism and the local economy.

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How do you attract visitors to our area in the rain?

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What's your idea of a good day out with the family when it's raining?

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If you are correct we will have some tweets before we finish.

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The Scunthorpe actor starring at one of the world's most famous

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The men who drove their wagons from the farms of East Yorkshire to

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The stunning view over Louth town centre from St James Church tower.

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You have been nice to me this week. As a reward you can come to my

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barbecue this weekend. There is a lady who is looking forward to

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seeing you. Things are looking up.

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What time should I tell my Gran you will be there?

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Did I just walk into a trap? Hopefully the weekend will be nice.

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Tomorrow, variable cloud. That is the theme for Saturday and Sunday.

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It won't be all sunshine but we should see some sunny spells. We

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have high pressure building so some fine conditions. Low pressure will

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push in from the west with more unsettled conditions from Monday

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onwards. We had quite a lot of cloud today. The coast and eastern areas

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have had the best sunny breaks. This evening and overnight will stay

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largely drive. The East will have the better breaks in the clouds so

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it will be cooler towards the coast. Inland and the cloudier skies will

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make it warmer. Tomorrow, variable amounts of cloud. It will be bright

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and it will break in places to allow the sun. Hopefully most places will

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stay dry but take an umbrella because there could be one or two

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white showers throughout the day. Temperatures were they should be for

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the time of year. 16 or 17 Celsius. It will feel pleasant end brighter

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spells. A better chance of sunshine on Sunday. Unsettled next week.

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Your Gran will tell you off for publicly the mill eating me. ``

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humiliating. One's set in Bangladesh,

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the other in Leeds. But they both star Naj Modak,

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an actor from Scunthorpe. He's back in the town

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after seeing the films on show at the famous Cannes Film Festival

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in the south of France last week. This report does contain

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some flash photography. Shongram, a romantic drama based

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in Bangladesh in 1971. And Eight, a short film set during

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the Tudor period, shot in Leeds. They were both showcased

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at the Cannes Film Festival and both He was there promoting

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Eight last week. It is amazing being there as a fan

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and also as an actor. I got to have meetings with

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people like Universal, Fox. I have other meetings

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scheduled to go ahead. Naj played a doctor in Shongram

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and a character called Lord Carter Which film did you did you enjoy

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making the most and One is working with struggling,

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up`and`coming actors who are trying The other one is with

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established actors. Naj wasn't

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the only Scunthorpe actor rubbing Ian Sharp's movie, Pleasure Island,

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was also screened as part It was filmed in Cleethorpes

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and Grimsby. For a lad from Scunthorpe,

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I'll never get bored of this. It will always be overwhelming

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the matter how many times, if I'm Naj says his

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and Ian's success shows how much He first studied acting at

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North Lindsey College. There's local production companies

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and it's just fantastic to see people who want to try hard

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and aim high and work hard and get the right training and they can

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achieve as much as they want to. After its screening

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at Cannes, Naj says there's now been some interest in turning Eight

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into a feature film. While Shongram will be released

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next month in some UK cinemas. The coach of Hull FC, Lee Radford,

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has admitted that his team's performances this season

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have not been good enough. The Black

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and Whites have failed to win away but they'll try again tomorrow with

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a trip to bottom club London. Our sports reporter Simon Clark

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looks at their prospects and sees if their rivals Hull KR can make it

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three wins in a row. Just as he was as a player

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Lee Radford took on media questions He's sincere when he says

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his team have not been good enough Can you say why you have not won

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yet? We haven't taken teams to the sword

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when we needed to. Hopefully we will get this right this Saturday.

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Hull at least showed signs of a revival when they took

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on leaders Leeds especially with the way they scored their

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consolation try but the fact remains Hull are outside the play`off zone

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Hull FC face tricky weeks ahead given they are largely moving

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between their training ground and away fixtures up and down the

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country. It is imperative they get their away form sorted out as soon

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as possible. From where we are to fifth place, it is six points, it's

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nothing. little things in his game. But for

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Hull FC it will be a good weekend. The Wagoners were farmers who were

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used to bring horse`drawn wagons with supplies of food

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and ammunition to the front line. As the BBC's partnership with

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the Imperial War Museums continues, Jo Makel reports on the impact

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of war here at home. for a training ground for soldiers

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yet the men who laboured here were The owner of Sledmere House,

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Sir Mark Sykes, could see conflict A veteran of the Boer War,

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he knew transport would be vital. The only place

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in the country that was still using Sir Mark saw there was a reserve

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of skilled drivers that had the kind Sir Mark convinced the War Office

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and recruited more than 1000 men Unlike other volunteers,

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these men wouldn't need months This was all about the skills

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of driving and working with horses and they had trained for that every

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day of their lives, working Driving competitions helped

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recruitment. Farmhands who signed up

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in 1913 were paid a pound a year. Easily earned with

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the promise to fight. A lot of it probably would be

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for King and country but I also suspect it was something

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of an adventure for them. They spend most of their life

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in East Yorkshire and focused their life on their work and their horses

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and the farms on which they worked. When war was declared,

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things moved quickly. We had stories of them being served

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their papers in the harvest fields and they left the fields and came

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to Sledmere and they would be off. They ceased to become Special

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Reservists and they were in the He took barbed wire, provisions,

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ammunition to the front. At times he had to sleep

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in derelict buildings. Sometimes they wouldn't get the

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chance to wash or clean themselves. It really was prevalent,

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especially in the trenches. The main priority

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for them was to make sure the horses were fed and sometimes that was

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at the expense of their own food. They made sure

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the horses were well`kept, Ted's grandfather Arthur Brown even

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won the Meritorious Service Medal after an attack

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which blew him off his wagon. He stayed to calm

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the other one down. They were shouting get in,

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get in the trench. He didn't. He stayed with his horse for the

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next 45 minutes, keeping it calm. His main thought was for his horse,

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not his own life. The men from the farms had proved

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their worth During the war,

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he visited them in France and afterwards designed a special

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monument to stand in Sledmere Sadly, Sir Mark Sykes died before

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the building work was complete. It must be one of the most

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original war memorials we have. Its elaborate design is perhaps

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testament to just how highly he regarded the men who served with

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the Wolds Wagoners. And BBC Radio Lincolnshire and

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BBC Radio Humberside will have more on the impact of the war

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at home tomorrow morning And you can find out more

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about how the war affected where you Let's get a recap of the

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national and regional headlines. The number of migrants reaching

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Europe illegally rises genetically. More than 40,000 have made the

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journey so far this year, often using people smugglers.

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The father of a brain damaged teenager criticises

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the level of treatment available for his son in Lincolnshire.

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Variable, often large amounts of cloud, though some bright spells.

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A light west wind and a highs of 17 Celsius.

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That is 63 Fahrenheit. Emma on the spec says of Ryan

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Smith's care concerns, I agree with his family. Patricia says the lack

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of available caring ligature is down to government funding, not allowing

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local councils the cash needed. On the half term wash`out, Chris says

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walking through Maplethorpe there were a lot of people about but

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places had their shutters up. We remarked that they would moan about

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not making money. You have to be open to catch the trade.

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Good night.

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