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BBC Look North. They are self`contained and we have
in the row over parking regtlations They are self`contained and we have
the legal right to park up for a couple of days anywhere in the
United Kingdom. The council says overnight camping is illegal but
some visitors said they are being picked on.
Thousands of ex`Comet workers could get payouts after a court rtling.
The writer who claimed "Hull is decaying and should be
allowed to die" comes to city to see things for himself.
Final preparations for the international
The battle lines have been drawn up in a row over parking
here. This reach stretches ` couple of miles and is surrounded by
unspoiled countryside. But some people say visitors are disrupting
the peace. A number of campdr vans and motorhome owners have arrived
and they are angry they cannot stay here overnight. Parking up for a
weekend by the Lincolnshire seaside. For the last five years a group of
campers have been living on this car park for weeks and months at a time.
The council says it is illegal. Motorhome owners say they are being
discriminated against. Why do some people want to live in a car park?
They are just travelling around They are self`contained and they
have a legal right to park tp a one or two days anywhere across the UK.
It is the fundal rent sole right of UK citizen to park where thdy want.
But these signs clearly forbid overnight stays. Now the cotncil is
taking legal action against 40 people. The residents and tourists
want to come here and enjoy the place in the daytime and should not
be subjected to a use by a small bunch of freeloaders. We will deal
with this problem once and for all. Lincolnshire has the highest
concentration of caravans in Europe and just up the road, others pay to
camper. The issue over night parking, we have had a group that
stay there all the year round. They sometimes cause problems with the
toilets. They take over the area. What I am concerned about is that it
might yet closed. Along the coast, height barriers have been installed
to keep motorhomes are. But this has been cut down three times. H have
been told that have been problems with rubbish, fires and inthmidation
and bullying. People don't feel safe. I have seen all of thd
complaints submitted to the council with regards of fires and noise The
complaints were about a ravd. No complaint was seen about thd letter.
Andy plans to sleep on the beach over the weekend and others are
determined to make their pohnt and ignore the rules. Campaigners say
they will fight the legal action and the majority have told me they will
not be staying here overnight. Anyone who is caught faces ` maximum
fine of ?500 and it they do not pay they could have their vehicles
seized. The only ones who c`n get an overnight permits are anglers. But
it does not allow them to sleep here and there are plenty of campsites
nearby and that is where thd council says people should be staying.
After UKIP?s recent election success, Germans in Lincoln's twin
An accident on one of Boston's main roads this afternoon c`used
Part of the A16 Spalding Ro`d was closed following a collision
A business on Hessle Foreshore which only recently reopened after
severe flood damage last December is now looking for a new owner.
The parent company of the Country Park Inn has gone
into administrative receivership. It's one of three businesses in
East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to be affected
The Country Park Inn only rd`opened in April after
the venue was affected by flooding. The receivers says all bookhngs for
future functions will be honoured. East Midlands Ambulance Service
which serves Lincolnshire s`ys it's prepared for an expected 15$ rise
in call`outs during the World Cup. Managers say it's
down to increased drinking. Thousands of people who lost their
jobs without redundancy pay when the Hull`based electrical giant Comet
collapsed could now get payouts A case brought by former employees
against Comet has ruled that they are in line for a Government
payout worth around ?10 million The judge found they had not been
properly consulted Our reporter, Sarah Walton,
has been following developmdnts Sarah how much could
former employees receive? The judge said this was such
a serious case that he awarded the people represented in this case
the highest amount he could, between 70 to 90 days pay, so as you
say around ?10 million in total But nearly 7,000 people lost
their jobs when Comet closed. The judge is now asking thel to
put forward claims so that payout Many of those former
employees are from our area. The company was set up in Htll
in the 30s. But when it collapsed the Government
had to use taxpayers? money to cover the ?23 million worth of pax owed to
staff at the time and this new ruling means the Government will
also have to pay their compdnsation. But the lawyers representing
the staff say the ruling shows just The employees were lied to,
they were given what the judge described as positively
misleading information. They were not consulted
with properly. The judge found they weren't
consulteOn Look North at 6:30pm Often they were holding consultation
meetings then making represdntatives The Judge will decide
in the next month or so if other former employees are also
entitled to a payout. The true cost will only be
known after that ruling. But at the same time,
the Government's Insolvency Service is carrying out a review
into the collapse and claims So a year and a half after Comet
closed down, When the national publication
the Economist described Hull as a city in decline it was
a description that upset residents and the city's leaders alikd.
Now eight months on and Hull has been named City of Culture
for 2017 and Siemens has made a multi`million pound commitment to
build a wind turbine factorx here. So the BBC brought the writdr of
that controversial article to Hull to see if his views would change.
Entitled Britain's decaying towns, the writer Daniel Knowles from The
Economist said giving public money to places like Hull was "misguided"
and instead of trying to rescue failing towns they should "help the
people who live in them commute or move to places
After Hull won the City of Culture title, the BBC brought Mr Knowles to
the city to make a Radio 4 documentary to sed
"It's had this uphill struggle and the challenge as Britain coles out
of recession and Hull tries to capitalise on this is whethdr we can
really turn this regeneration into something that will really benefit
the people of Hull and turn the city around."
The full documentary, Finding a Future for Hull, it's avail`ble on
the iPlayer. Earlier I asked Daniel Knowles and asked him what he
thought of Hull now? And you might have your thotghts on
It was striking how optimistic the people in charge of whole art. They
have this city of culture thtle to show off. Last October you wrote we
should give up on failing towns like Hull and let decaying towns died. Do
you accept you were wrong? Xes, we did say those words. But if you read
it it was more about how to deal with regeneration. You were saying
you should not rescue Hull. You wrote that and then a month later we
won the City of Culture title. Do you want to say sorry about that?
Know, and I feel this is slhghtly aggressive. The fundamental say
economic growth is happening in big cities and not small ones. That
remains true now, six months later. The city of Culture is a good thing
the Hull and I am pleased, but it does not mean we were totally wrong.
The fundamental picture of relative economic decline in post`industrial
cities and towns remains trte. The challenge is overcoming that. The
idea that the cities should be allowed to grow faster at the
expense of small ones, we still stand by that, but that is not
happening are you saying Sidmens and the city of culture alone c`nnot
reverse the decline? If thex combine well with other policies around
schools and transport, things that will bring businesses in, they will
be a catalyst to help turn `round some of Hull's relative decline
They are great news but perhaps the beginning of a change. To stmmarise,
Hull is still swimming against the tide? Absolutely. It is a dhfficult
one. Something impressive is going on but there is a lot of hard work
to go on. Another one you mhght have some thoughts on. He said l`st
October we should give up on Hull and Britain's decaying towns and let
them die. He still sounded ` bit cynical.
Students utterly out to become the seafood Chef of the year. Forget the
World Cup, we are getting rdady to be international cabbage throwing
Championships. Cabbage and seafood still to come. The photograph was
taken by Kenn Moss. Looks lhke an oil painting. Now the weathdr.
Continuing with the scare crow theme, I have a message frol Louis.
Sorry there isn't a Peter scarecrow yet. Do you want to give us the
forecast? Very settled over the next few days
with the exception of percehving. We start the forecast with a wdather
warning of heavy rain. Localised, but the risk of heavy and thundery
downpours. The weather pattdrn is dominated by high pressure. It does
not mean it will be sunny over the next few days, but it could be quite
the opposite but it could bd settled. On the satellite phcked
chip, Cloud spilling down from the north and some places have `n
overcast day. As we go throtgh the evening, we see thundery showers
spreading but mainly inland. Some places might not get them at all but
if you do they will be happx and thundery. Cloud overnight.
Temperatures falling back to around 14 or 15 degrees. Sun will rise at
4:30am and setting again at 9:3 p.m.. A different feel to the
weather. We have picked up ` north easterly breeze by tomorrow morning.
Cloudier and cooler. Aside from the odd light shower it will be largely
dry through Saturday and we will see the best of any brightness hn the
afternoon. Some spells of stnshine breaking through but at timds it
could be cloudy. It felt warm and humid today. Inland it could get up
to 19 degrees. Those temper`tures along the coast, 15, 16 degrees will
feel cooler than it has been this week. High pressure dominatds.
Settled weather to come and cloudy at times but it will be largely dry.
A wealthy Germantown is sending a message to its twin town in Lincoln.
You kept up a quarter of thd votes in the recent Euro elections but in
Germany they want closer tids with Europe in
Lincoln's twin town of Germ`ny's prosperous wine growing reghon.
And for seventh generation wine grower, Stefan Chrisman, life
When I took it over from my parents we just sold
But nowadays we export about 40 of our wines and it is a perfect thing
that the Common Market is there and we can sell the wines to Swdden to
Italy, Spain and a lot of dhfferent countries and also to the UK.
Back in the UK, the very idea of an EU Federation
state is strongly resisted by politicians across the spectrum.
But here, many people want their country to
TRANSLATION: That is our future we can only go
on together because Europe can only stand together against the others.
For example, China. Powerful China or Russia.
TRANSLATION: I see myself as a European and wish that as wdll.
Beneath the surface in Neustadt there are some concerns
Stefan has watched Neustadt change over the past decade.
There has to be more control over things like immigration.
It is not allowed to be that easy to come in and get then bendfits.
Neustadt bears the hallmarks of a traditional Germany, but like its
country, its identity is closely aligned with that of the EU.
Most people are happy to sed that relationship deepen.
More on this one on Sunday. People in parts of Hull are bracing
themselves for an increase hn their parking permits. They want to raise
it from ?7 50 up to ?33 a ydar. A big response on this story. Thanks
for your messages and e`mails. A former Lincolnshire distrhct
councillor has been found gtilty of indecent assault. He represdnted
Chapel Saint Leonards. He stood down shortly after the allegations were
made. He was cleared of further counts of rape, indecent assault and
indecency with a child. The jury was unable to reach verdicts on indecent
assault and indecency with ` child. He has been granted bail and is due
back in court on the 7th of July for sentencing.
Hull City striker Nikica Jelavic played a decisive role in Croatia's
only goal in the side's opening game in the World Cup. Jelavic is only
the second Tigers' player ever to appear in a World Cup competition.
He captained his side in last night's 3`1 defeat by Brazil and was
involved in the build up to Brazil's own`goal which put Croatia `head.
In rugby league, both Hull FC and Hull KR are playing tonight. The
last time the Black and Whites played was a fortnight ago when they
beat the London Broncos. Thdy play Widnes tonight. Hull KR suffered a
heavy defeat when they lost at Castleford. Tonight they're at home
Lincolnshire tennis player says she is looking forward to playing her
Wimbledon qualifying matches next week. Jade Windley will be playing
in the singles and doubles qualifying rounds. If she gdts
through, it will be her second year playing at Wimbledon.
Probably the greatest experhence I've had playing tennis.
I really hope I can qualify this year so I can have that agahn.
If she gets to Wimbledon shd will be joining Lincoln's Daniel Cl`rk and
Kyle Edmonds. Student chefs have been battling for the title of Uk
Young Seafood Chef Of The Ydar. Heading up the judging panel was a
celebrity chef. Our correspondent watched the competition. Thd pans
are boiling hot and the knives razor sharp. The atmosphere is like a
pressure cabal. 18 young chdfs or determing to win. I have always
wanted to be a chef. We tridd last year but did not get through to the
final. But it will not be e`sy to impress. It is nerve wracking when
he comes round and shakes your hand. He starts sniffing in your pans
With more cookery contest is like these on our screens, this hmage is
attracting plenty of young recruits. We have seen a big change. People
look at professional chefs `s a good location. When I was a chef, I was a
reject from society. This competition promotes the usd of fish
in cookery and each team prdpares three fish `based dishes. These
young chefs will hopefully dnd up in restaurants and hotels. I think they
will realise the value and importance of seafood. According to
statistics, we are eating ldss fish as a country these days. Hotsehold
registers has declined by 8.4%. But here they are passionate about
seafood and keen to reverse that trend. It is hard to cook and people
try to stay away from it. It would be better if people did learn how to
cook fish. As the sponsors sample the results, it is a thumbs up. I
have enjoyed it very much. Ht is restaurant quality, I would be happy
to pay for that in a restaurant South Essex College take thd crown.
But these students are busy and have no time for disappointment.
The organisers of the annual cabbage throwing Championships are getting
ready to host contestants from around the world. The event is in
its second year. Simon has been to see the preparations. There is a new
sport in town. It requires ` keen eye. And nerves of steel. You are
about to experience a taste of the world cabbage throwing compdtition.
It is like scoring a goal at the World Cup if you get one in the
tyres. You do get totally dhfferent results, it is great. You jtst aim
your cabbage, pull the pin `nd you are there. This will be the second
year that this extravaganza this weekend. They hope to build on the
surprise success of last ye`r. Everybody was tentative abott having
a go, but later in the day, the arena was full. Everybody w`nted to
see it. The only cabbage throwing competition? There is a competition
in America. It is the creathon of John Ward. We set the cabbage in the
sling. When you pull the pin it will go at a rate of knots. It alazed us,
we did not know it would go global. We laughingly said world cabbage,
not realising when we looked online and we have got a foothold hn so
many countries. The interest last year was phenomenal. There `re
health and safety aspects bdcause cabbages way quite a bit. There is
an alternative for the children .. Onions. Organisers would like us to
stress no vegetables will bd wasted in the making of this report. All of
them are rejects and by Monday will be fed to the cattle.
Only in Lincolnshire! Let's have a re`of the headlines.
The director at the school `t the centre of abuse allegations in
Rochdale, a senior police officer says he was misled by the council.
People accused of parking illegally on the Lincolnshire coast s`y they
will defy the authorities and stay overnight. Risk of a few light
showers tomorrow, dry for the rest of the day. Cooler, especially on
the coast. On the subject of parking. Somebody says, thex should
visit Australia says, these people who choose to
break the bylaws should be prosecuted to the maximum. Thanks
for your messages. Very good weekend. Look after yourselves.
Goodbye. Make the most of your weekend,
wherever you are.