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Hitting the buffers ` train passengers face reduced services

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Train connections are vital, not just to Manchester but two lore

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major cities. Hoping to be jobless in futtre,

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UKIP's MEPs take up their sdats Lincoln City Council say

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the Christmas Market cost them more The Queen's Baton relay arrhves

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ahead of next month's We live in Hull where crowds have

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gathered. From Scunthorpe to Sao Paulo ` just

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24 hours to go until the World Cup. How long will the fine, sunny

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weather last? Join me for all the details?

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Train passengers in parts of East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire fear

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that they could get a slower and less`frequent service across the

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The Government has promised to spend ?1 billion on the rail network

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in the North of England, yet some parts of East Yorkshire and

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Cleethorpes MP Martin Vickers says the plans could see

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the direct route from Cleethorpes to Manchester Airport scrapped

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and that would be damaging for business and put off totrists.

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As more of us are using the railways to get around, the Government's

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pledge is faster journeys and better connections across the North.

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There are concerns the direct link from Cleethorpes to

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Manchester Airport could be scrapped when contracts are renewed hn 2 16.

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It could mean that you use xour car to go to Manchester Airport, instead

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of the train. It is quite p`cked in the holidays. We do get a r`w deal.

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Transpenine Express currently runs 15 direct trains a day from

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Manchester Airport to Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Cleethorpes.

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The Government is consulting on plans to termintate

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the Transpennine service from Manchester at Doncaster, replacing

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it with a Sheffield to Cleethorpes service run by Northern Rail.

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That could leave passengers bound for the North West with

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We are on the verge of an economic renaissance for the area. Transport

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connections are vital, not just to Manchester but two more major

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cities. We should be extendhng the services, not restricting them.

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That leds to claims this arda is missing out at the expense

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The HS2 project doesn't include the electricfication

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Transpennine is set to lose nine of its train units ` prompthng

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worries about the number of services from Hull to Manchester.

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The Government is investing ?1 billion over the next five xears to

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improve rail travel across the North of England, but it says it lust

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match that investment with the journeys passengers want to make,

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and evidence shows that those travelling from Cleethorpes do not

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cross the Pennines. They often stop at Doncaster and travel elsdwhere,

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hence these proposals. That is a decision for the transport

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Department and the future franchisee. Certainly at thd moment

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there is a good market on those routes.

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And commuters and tourists `like told me today they want a f`ir share

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I spoke to the head of First Transpenine Express and askdd him if

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he could guarantee that dirdct trains from Cleethorpes and Hull to

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Manchester would continue after 2016. I cannot, that is for a

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franchise specification isste, so it is for the department to answer that

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question. In the immediate, yes it will absolutely continue. Wd are

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expecting to run this franchise until debris 2016, and thosd

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services to run throughout our ten year franchise. But having to change

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when you travel from Hull to Manchester is a definite downgrade?

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Yes, it would be and I think it would be a shame for those trains to

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come off and we recognise significant market between Hull and

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Manchester. We will be sharhng all of the numbers of passengers that

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travel on that route with the Department of Transport to help them

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in their decision`making. It is a difficult one for people watching

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tonight in Cleethorpes, Grilsby Scunthorpe and Hull. Should they be

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worried or not? I am not quhte sure I understand. I would urge people to

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look at the consultation th`t the Department for Transport... People

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are not interested in the consultation. They want to know

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whether their trend will continue or not. Certainly to February 2016 ..

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What about afterwards? After 20 6 the franchise is up for Read letting

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so it is really a decision for the Department of Transport and the

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future franchisee. Certainlx there is a good market on those routes and

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we continue to support that market. And if you had those franchhse,

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those direct trains would continue, would they? We certainly have

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continued to operate them and I think we have to respond to the

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specification from the department went that is issued, and we are

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expecting that later this ydar. Do you think there will be dirdct

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trains between Hull and Manchester between 2017, the year of chty and

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culture? I would be very surprised if there were not. But you cannot

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give a direct guarantee? Not at the moment. But I would be surprised.

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With the same and to be between Cleethorpes and Manchester `s well?

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Certainly there is a strong market there, about 25,000 journeys per

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year operating between Cleethorpes, Grimsby and Manchester Airport.

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Clearly that is an area of hnterest for the Department of Transport for

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looking at that part of the specifications in relation to the

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future franchise. Thank you. We would like to hear from you on that

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issue. They'll be picking up more than

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?10,000 a month in salary and expenses but today

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UKIP's new MEPs insisted thdy hope The three newly elected polhticians

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for Yorkshire and the Humber took up their seats

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in Brussels for the first thme. UKIP says it wants to force

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Britain's withdrawal from the Our political editor, Tim Iredale,

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reports from the For UKIP MPs arriving in Brtssels

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for the first time, they sax they are committed to Britain le`ving the

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EU at the earliest opportunhty. I'm going to do my best to be the eyes

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and ears and to push for Grdat Britain to come out of the T. As

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UKIP's third choice candidate in the Yorkshire and Humber region, Hull's

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Mike Hookem said he was surprised to be elected. I will be in thdre

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fighting hard. Some may question why an antique party should turn up in

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Brussels at all and take thd generous salary and expenses package

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that the European Parliament has to offer. Critics say former UKIP MEP

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Godfrey Bloom attended fewer than one in four votes in the European

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Parliament. Their history so far has been not to attend, not to do very

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much, leave it to the rest of us to do the hard work that represents the

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best interests of Yorkshire and the Humber. The new members will receive

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a salary of more than ?6,500 a month, plus a monthly allow`nce of

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almost ?3500 to cover expenses. They also receive a travel allow`nce and

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a daily allowance for hotels and meals. UKIP have accused other

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parties of jumping on the Brussels gravy train on you now riding on

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that same train? Far from it. We are the turkeys voting for Christmas. We

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would rather get out. But one of the ways of doing it is by being here

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and making representations to our constituents back home, sayhng what

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the European Parliament is doing, or what isn't doing. So, unlikd most

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jobs where people hope for ` long career, these newly elected MEPs are

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already looking for the exit. Tim is in Brussels at the moment. We

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heard about the salary and allowances. How does that compare

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with MPs at home in Westminster If you are looking for a career change,

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I can tell you that Europe hs the most lucrative option. MEPs earn

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more than ?10,000 a year more than their Westminster colleagues. They

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get day just for turning up here, so they can certainly afford to buy

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their own lunches. Of coursd, we are told it is hard work. They have to

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scrutinise a lot of complic`ted legislation, but I think UKHP have

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to be careful they do not bdcome accused of being poachers ttrned

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gamekeepers. The MEPs are there in Brussels saying they want to get out

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of Europe and that is why they are turkeys voting for Christmas and all

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that. How realistic is that? Let me run you through all the polhtical

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parties was back positions. The Lib Dems want us to remain part of

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Europe. The Conservatives h`ve promised an incorrect referdndum by

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2017. Labour have not ruled out a referendum in the future. `` the

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Conservatives have promised an in` out referendum. Today we have heard

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about Turkey, Brussels, the gravy train. It sounds like the

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ingredients of a Christmas dinner, so I can probably some of UKIP's

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position in regards to the DU as two words per get stuffed. Thank you! ``

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two words, get stuffed. There's been a large fall

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in unemployment in East Yorkshire The number of people out of work

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and claiming benefits in Yorkshire That's 12,000 fewer

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people than last month. In the East Midlands,

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which includes Lincolnshire, 14 ,000 A cyclist has died

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in a crash with a lorry in Grimsby. The man, who was in his 20s,

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was cycling through the centre Roads were closed through

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the morning and officers ard asking Ten weeks ago, the green endrgy

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giant Siemens announced that they'd Now, over the next two days

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at a conference in Scotland, efforts are being made to attract other

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companies to the area as well. The Siemens investment means there

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are opportunities for firms to Our Environment correspondent

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Paul Murphy is in Glasgow to see what interest there is

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in bringing jobs to our are`. This conference is taking place on

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the banks of the River Clydd, but the estuary many are talking about

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here is 200 miles South. Sidmens' recent announcement that it is to

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build a wind turbine factorx on the Humber is giving the region and even

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bigger profile. It intends to make the most of it. We can demonstrate

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well to the industry that wd have available land for developmdnt,

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incentives for companies to move to our region, and we also hear to

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maximise the potential of l`rge investments like Siemens our local

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supply chain but also... Of course, there are many more suits hdre than

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Southall wrote, but these mdetings and the frenzy of networking within

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the conference hall are all about creating jobs. It has allowdd others

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in the industry to put their own plans into place. We were all

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waiting, everybody was hesitating, waiting for somebody else to make

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the first move. Siemens has done it and now other people are putting

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their investment plans into place, so we are looking forward to more

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announcements later. Building wind turbines is technically verx

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complicated and involves hundreds of different companies. This event

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gives them a chance to get together. It is perhaps best described as

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corporate speed dating. Deals are being done here, the future of the

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industry is being mapped out. An event like this draws together all

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the players... Robert's cos one of those considering investment in the

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Humber as a result of this evening's investment announcement.

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We are looking for someone that has a good skilled workforce and

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specific facilities, for ex`mple a good heliport, and we see one there.

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The waters around the UK have more investment in offshore wind than

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anywhere else on earth. This event over the next two days is an

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important shop window for the economy of the Humber.

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Last year it cost half a million pounds to host

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Lincoln's Christmas Market, and left council tax payers ?80 000

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Now traders at this year's larket could face a 12% increase

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It's hoped the increased ch`rges will help the event to break even.

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We do not like price increases but it is inevitable. It is esthmated

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that the market is worth ?12 million to the local economy but last year

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it still cost the council ?80,0 0. Given that it is a commerci`l event,

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it seems to us reasonable that the city will stand to benefit from the

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event, to contribute to the cost of the overheads and the remaining of

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the market. Why does it makd a loss? A big public event held in `

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restricted area of an historic city said the challenges in terms of

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public safety are immense and none of that comes cheap. That the

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council insist it is not just about money. Every year the market

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attracts up to 300,000 people to the city and it is hoped many of them

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will return here throughout the rest of the year. And that is good news

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for local businesses, but some still think the market needs a revamp We

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have got to create that wonderful wow factor and make people want to

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come back. I wonder if incrdasing the stores by 12%, it could have a

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potentially damaging effect. A decision on whether to incrdase

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stall fees will be made next week. We would like your thoughts on this

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story. As the Christmas Market lost some of its sparkle or is it money

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well spent by the city of Lhncoln Council? Let us know your thoughts.

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The Queen's Baton arrives in Hull as it makes its journey to the

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And getting in the World Cup spirit. The fans prepare for the

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kick`off in Brazil. You are standing up. I use suffering

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from piles or something? Just read the weather! The headline

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for the next 24 hours is a lovely one, high pressure in chargd. Warm

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with a good deal of sunshind. It has been a good day. 72 Fahrenhdit, 22

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Celsius in Hull this afternoon. Just a bit of a hiccup on Friday, patchy

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rain perhaps inching down from the North. A bit cooler and mord cloudy

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at the weekend. So a largelx settled spell of weather on the way.

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Although cloud did build for a time during the middle of today, it has

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melted away, so it is a lovdly sunny evening across most parts of our

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region and overnight it is dry with clear periods and we will sde

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temperatures coming in at around ten or 11 degrees. 11 Celsius is 52

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Fahrenheit. A light westerlx wind. So really, it will be a beattiful

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start to the day. Lots of blue sky. Temperatures rise. Some patchy cloud

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in places but I do not think that will spoil things, as there will be

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good spells of sunshine through the morning and afternoon. The breeze

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will be light. General onshore breezes developing on the coast

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Beautiful conditions. 22 Celsius is 72 Fahrenheit. Some strong

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ultraviolet levels. Friday, fine and warm and first but a risk of showers

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developing later and the wedkend, cooler, cloudy, but mostly dry with

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some sunny intervals. That hs the forecast. You will be repaid! I need

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danger money for doing this programme!

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The Queen's Baton has spent the day in East Yorkshire

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and Northern Lincolnshire on its way to Glasgow for the start of

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It's spent the day at schools in Hull and Grimsby,

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The baton relay is a featurd of every Commonwealth Games and so far

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it's visited 63 Commonwealth nations and territories in seven months

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By the end of its journey, thousands of people will have

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It contains a message from Her Majesty the Queen

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which will be read out at the Games' opening ceremony on July 23rd.

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This evening, the baton has been carried around Hull city centre

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How is the baton being recehved in Hull this evening?

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Very well, both by the sports people here and the crowd who have been

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gathering to take a photo of it They are waiting to try out around a

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dozen Commonwealth sports for themselves. It centres around the

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city centre but today we have been following the baton on its tour

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around the region. The Deep in Hull,

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and an early start. It was just after 7.30 this morning

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when the Queen's baton arrived for its day in East Yorkshire

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and North East Lincolnshire. It has been a great honour. Just a

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fantastic honour to be here today to do this.

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Children from Victoria Dock Primary School in the

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It is a once`in`a`lifetime opportunity.

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The fish and penguins seemed unfazed by all the fuss as the baton was

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Julie Williams carried it to the top of the Hull landmark.

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It was an honour but it was frightening making sure it xou did

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not drop it. over the Humber Bridge to the South

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bank ` and to Humberston Ac`demy A short while later, the baton moved

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on to Edward Heneage Primarx School in Grimsby, welcomed by the sound

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of drums and a Commonwealth song. We had to practice at every break

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time, every dinner time, to get it perfect. It is an honour for it to

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come to our school. A short journey later, and ` rousing

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welcome at another Grimsby @cademy. This afternoon it was anothdr trip

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across the Humber ` It is a great day. I have bden

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moved. A great day for the kids and fantastic smiles and enthushasm on

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their faces and that has bedn wonderful.

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This afternoon it was anothdr trip across the Humber `

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I did not get to touch it btt it was just that far away from us so it was

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awesome. A carnival theme welcomed

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the baton to Wold Primary Academy. And the final school stop w`s

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at Ainthorpe Primary School ` It has been absolutely fant`stic. We

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have had a full day looking at its meaning and looking at what the

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Commonwealth is. With an introduction to

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the public late this afternoon, Anne Marie is still in

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Hull's Queen Victoria Squard. This is it, the one and onlx. I am

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not allowed to hold it myself. It has been under the ocean, to

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Australia, around the world and now it is here in Hull. It is close to

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the end of its journey. Onlx a few more days before it heads to

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Scotland. Thank you. The World Cup is coming but it was diffictlt to

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find any evidence of excitelent in our towns and cities today. We were

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on the hunt for the elusive World Cup spirit. The build`up has

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started. Just one day to go before Rio hosts one of the world's biggest

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events. Get ready for a World Cup full of football. This is a Lincoln

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Street but it is typical of many streets are have seen across the

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county today. Distinctive void of any decoration or patria te`rs and

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towards the English team. It is as if we were not even in the World

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Cup. `` patriotism. I do not think anyone is bothered about it. We re

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just enjoying the nice weather. Not excited at all. Not everyond in

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Lincoln likes the World Cup. If you look in the right places, you will

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find people supporting Engl`nd. At this point I would like to say,

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thank you very much for the people of Blighty. Not just for thhs little

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display but this street celdbration for the covering of one massive

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flight on a house. I would like to see more flags up, on houses and

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cars. In the past we have sden thousands of cars with flags. It

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just is not happening this xear but maybe it will. The first gale is not

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until tomorrow! Thank goodndss for the Lincoln flickers and thdir World

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Cup Subbuteo competition. Players from all over the country are

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converging on Lincoln. Each will represent one of the teams taking

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part in Brazil. Who will yot represent?

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Despite a ?1 billion investlent in the North of England network, train

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Response coming in on the Lhncoln frequent

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Response coming in on the Lhncoln Christmas Market. It gets us in the

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spirit. Andy says, too much tact, not enough parking. It has had its

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day. Jane says, surely if stallholders were down last year, a

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12% increase in charges is only going to put more people off

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coming, not encourage them. Neville says, the city of Lincoln Council is

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making too many cutbacks. Then it puts rents up for the market. Kate

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says, lower the rent, get rhd of the red tape and attract more

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independent traders. Use thd halls and the empty shops. Total

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mismanagement if they cannot make a profit. Thank you for all of those.

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Have a nice evening. Join md later if you can for the late look North

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at 10:25pm. Good night.

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