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That is all from us this evening. There is a first look at the
Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of D`Day, when `llied
Today, veterans have been t`king part in commemorations in France,
and the Red Arrows performed for thousands in Portsmouth.
The men who fought on D`Day set up groups to rdmember
their colleagues, and there are hundreds across the world.
The very first was in Grimsby, but they are now laying
Four men, each of whom played their part in D`Day.
Each with a different role. But bound together by the mdmories
and comradeship they share. It was chaos on the beach btt
everyone knew what they had to do. You knew that this was the vital
landing. and comradeship they share.
Grimsby and Cleethorpes forled the very first bran of the Normandy
veterans association. It was set up in 1981.
Within two years there were more than 120 branches in the UK
and abroad. Three in New York. A German was
fighting us in Germany and he said he wanted to join the Normandy
veterans. We thought, he might as well.
and abroad. Over the years they've shardd
their D`Day stories. Alf Duncan was just 17
and had been serving on the risky Arctic convoys, only to facd new
dangers off the French coast. There was one time when we had a
wire around our screw. The Germans were attacking us. There were
thousands lay dead. The French combo local people were so pleased to see
us. We felt proud of them. dangers off the French coast.
On Sunday will lay up their standard, marking the official
end of their association. It is upsetting when we think we
were together all those years. The association is depleting now. We
were a band of brothers and all in that boat together at Normandy and
that is what holds us together. 93`year`old Henry Draper ending
that report by Jo Makel. The Ministry
of Defence have announced that the soldier killed at an army b`se in
Cumbria was originally from Hull. It's understood Sergeant Mark Foley
died when a vehicle rolled over Tests are being carried out at two
former landfill sites in Lincoln to The work on the Skewbridge
and Swanpool waste sites is part of a wider ?250 million project to
provide thousands of new holes. A senior judge
in Hull has been forced to hntroduce special measures in the citx's court
in response to a boycott of An increasing number of defdndants
have no solicitor to represdnt them, Since April a catalogue
of cases here at Hull Crown Court have been delayed or disrupted
because defendants have been left What this is designed to delonstrate
is what life will be like in the criminal justice system if the
government gets its way with these particular proposals.
for barristers. The boycott has forced Hull's senior
Judge Jeremy Richardson QC to issue unprecedented guidance
on how courts should proceed, a first indication that it's
causing significant problems for the criminal justice system
In a statement the Ministry of Justice
unprecedented financial challenge we had no choice but to signifhcantly
These cuts are unsustainabld. They have been told to take a cut. The
criminal justice system is hn chaos because the government doesn't
recognise the issues. The annual legal aid bill is into the
billions. Aren't you fighting for lawyers and barristers? It hs an
efficient system. They have offered some ideas of making efficidncy
savings. It has been completely ignored. The profit margins are very
low already. The CPS says there is increased numbers in the city to be
adjourned. It is not my forler profession and colleagues c`ll it ``
causing the problem. The government's statement said
solicitors are working on thght profit margins already. These cuts
are completely unsustainabld. It is about noise and barristers not
wanting to have money cuts to them. This is costing more money hn the
long run as a result of the government simply not listening
What of solicitors charge ldss money? More people would be able to
use them anyway. The profit margins are 7%. The government are dxpecting
solicitors to take double that and it is unsustainable. This is a good
example. This is what will happen. Now for the weather forecast.
It is a settled date tomorrow. Towards the end of the night, there
could be the odd isolated Mr patch. Temperatures will slip back into
single figures. We have high`level cloud moving in before it thins in
the afternoon. It will feel warm and temperatures will lift to 20
degrees. The risk of some hdavy downpours and a warm day to come on
Saturday. That is it from us this evening. We are back tomorrow
morning in breakfast News from 6:25am. Good night.
high as 24 degrees. Looking forward to the weekend, thundery showers. As
you will have seen, I cannot promise you sunshine and blue skies, but I
can promise warm. Warmer conditions will be growing up. The heat at the
moment is across parts of Spain and south-west France. You can see the
orange colour is