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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.
The headlines tonight: Blinded in an attack last ydar `
the religious leader still waiting for justice.
The pain still remains. I still have the pain in my head,
even today. The region's biggest event `
the RAF Waddington airshow has been cancelled next year due to runway
repairs. Inevitably, it was always going to
affect next year?s airshow, but the decision has just bden taken
that in 2015, there won?t bd an airshow at RAF Waddington.
The news comes as organisers prepare
for this year's show which has already seen record ticket sales.
The MP?s claims that anti fracking protestors are wasting police
resources. Warnings of rail delays and
disruption as the Selby swing bridge is to close for six weeks.
And the school science projdct sending pictures back from space.
Join me later for the forec`st. He was partially blinded
in what he says was a racist attack Seven months ago,
the religious leader in charge of Hull's main mosque was ptnched
in the face by a gang who stopped Now his family has criticisdd police
for being slow to investigate. Officers have denied that
and have started a new appe`l Leading prayers at
Hull Central Mosque. Hafiz Rahmat Aziz Salik before his
third operation. Doctors say the attack
on the 61`year`old has left him I can see the only tiny light of the
sunlight, or the electric lhght It sliced his eyeball compldtely
in half and broke the nose bone
in his nose and also fractured The shocking nature of the `ttack,
not only affected the Imam `nd There was a lot
of anger within the community We don't look
for revenge or anything likd that, The Imam was driving here along
Spring Bank West at around 0030 at night on Saturday 30th
of November. Two men and a woman then stopped
the Iman's car, one of the men approached hhm
and punched him in the eye. These are
the only pictures police have of Two men and a woman walking
along Princes Avenue, Police do not believe what
happened was racially motiv`ted At the mosque, that is something the
Iman and his family disagred with. They also believe police took too
long to get hold of the CCTV footage and to take a statelent
from the Imam. I don't think there was
a realisation of the gravit`s of the situation as to what impact
it would have on the communhty. The contact from the local LP,
he spoke to the head of the police and the counchllors
got in touch and the communhty members got in touch and I think
that kind of speeded things up. Humberside Police say they `re still
hopeful of making a breakthrough in the case and do not
accept the families criticisms. At the time the attack
took place we did take that very seriously, as we do all casds of
violent crimes, such as this one. I would say this was a cowardly
and unprovoked attack I would ask any persons who have
information, in respect Officers have since visited the
mosque to reassure the commtnity It's hoped this fresh appeal will
finally lead to answers and justice. 60 years on ` the film comp`ny with
an international reputation which It attracts 150,000 people, brings
in ?12 million to the Lincolnshire economy every year and has raised
millions of pounds for charhty. But today organisers
of the Waddington Airshow s`y next year?s event has been cancelled
and there are no guarantees that it Tonight,
the base is preparing to welcome Many of the aircraft on display this
weekend have to land on the runway. It is getting old and needs to be
rebuilt. That work will not be completed until autumn next year.
That is why organisers have announced there will be no show here
next year. This year will be the 20th show and
record numbers of people ard expected to attend. They'll get to
see displays like the Royal Jordanian Falklands. Today
organisers have confirmed they'll be no RAF Waddington Anjou next year in
2015 because of work that is being done here to rebuild the runway
It is disappointing. To be presented with that news has taken thd weekend
away from those. It brings ` tear to my eye. Quite devastated. Wd were
hoping the Ayrshire would c`rry on. `` we were hoping the show would
carry on. Organisers have rdfused to speculate about what could happen in
future years, or if this cotld be the final airshow clear. Thd event
is worth millions to the local economy. For traders, the
cancellation leaves a hole hn their calendars. There are a lot of shows
around the country from Invdrness to Brighton. Bit upset that solething
so good and prosperous will not be here next year. But it will be back,
and probably just as big as it is now. The Vulcan is always a
favourite among the crowds. One of its pilot told me he is hopdful the
show will return in 2016. W`ddington is very special. We hope it comes
back stronger than ever in 2016 We definitely no show next year, it is
little wonder organisers ard expecting record`breaking crowds
this weekend. Organisers told me that advance ticket sales are rocked
by 20% this year compared to last year. For the first time evdr, there
will be no tickets availabld on the gate on Saturday or Sunday. With no
show next year, if you want to be among the 150,000 expected here this
weekend, you have to purchase an advance ticket before tomorrow
night. Thank you.
done here to rebuild the runway Wing Commander Jim Beldon is from
RAF Waddington I asked him hf the airshow could relocate to ndarby RAF
Scampton. This year's air show is at RAF
Waddington, but next year that has to be cancelled owing to thd
restructuring work to the rtnway. The decision about the venud of a
future show has yet to be determined. Whether there whll be an
event next year of any kind is not yet decided, and for 2016, `
decision will be forthcoming in the future. So it is possible there
could be a Waddington air show next year but somewhere else? Thd
Waddington earth show is cancelled. There has been no information about
any other information. The only information I have is that
regrettably, the show next xear is cancelled. Can you guaranted that in
2016, it will be back at Waddington? I sincerely hope it will, btt we
await a decision on that, which will be forthcoming. So you can't give a
guarantee it will be back? H can give absolute confirmation on that,
no. Operationally, it is very busy there. Is it perhaps in these tight
security times, is it is not a go any more? It is a very busy,
operational station and has been throughout my association hdre,
toilets were smashed and furniture was made into weapons,
just days after the segregation unit on J wing opened last Lay.
Boxing nor the Lincolnshire are to investigate
Hospital, while ear, nose and throat services would be based on the
Grimsby site. If the numbers are not big enough to maintain both sites,
in the same way we have looked at ear and throat and stroke, ht may be
possible to have children sdrvices to mount one of the sites.
The Humberside Police Commissioner says he's prepared to ask the
government for extra money hf anti`fracking protests conthnue in
East Yorkshire. Matthew Grove says the cost of policing the
demonstrations has the potential to become a concern. His comments come
as Humberside Police is criticised for sending too many officers to
police a protest at a gas drilling well. Here's Paul Murphy.
This morning there was a light police presence at the drilling
site. It was in marked contrast to last night when dozens of officers
descended on this remote corner of East Yorkshire as the lorry after
lorry of gas drilling equiplent was driven into the site. Lots of police
along the route. Police werd at quite frequent intervals. It seems
so excessive, the number of police. These people are not violent, they
want to make a peaceful protest This is about a controversi`l method
of gas extraction. There is no fracking taking place here but
protesters believe it is a latter of time before it does. At present
local people seem more concdrned about the nature of the polhce
response. I've never seen so many police. You would not have `s many
lease if you'd had two murddrs. The children videoed it because they had
never seen anything like it before. There is growing frustration. You
My message would be, go homd. We welcome you to demonstrate, but wait
until we have proposals on ht. Costs will also be a concern. The Greater
Manchester force ramped up bills of over ?1 million. It is applxing for
government help now. The Hulberside police Commissioner says if the cost
of policing protest here escalate, he will do the same. I will write to
the Home Secretary if it continues. Was that police say its presence was
to facilitate a peaceful process `` Humberside police. It is a challenge
this force will face again `nd again with these protesters in thd weeks
to come. Who should pick up the cost
of policing the protests? Is it right it comes out
of the general policing budget? Should the Home Office step in
and give Humberside Police dxtra Six weeks of repairs to the Selby
swing bridge ` and a warning of delays and disruption
for rail passengers this sulmer Pictures from space ` captured a
part of a school science experiment. River Hull in Beverley taken by
Robert Bentley. Thank you for that. Paul has gone
part time this week. This week?
Yes, not just this week. A lessage here saying that somebody s`w
clearly Donovan on a bicycld with somebody even older than Peter.
I am not sure handed people would thank me for seen you in cycling
shorts. I think you would look craving them.
John said that you get around. I think he meant cycling.
I will get onto the weekend forecast in a minute. Tomorrow looks largely
dry, but it will be cloudy. Overnight Friday into Saturday, some
heavy spots of rain. We havd had some sunshine today. It has felt
quite humid out there. Tempdratures got to 23 of 24 in some parts of
Lincolnshire, but humid feel, and that will continue overnight. A lot
of cloud overnight, but gendrally fairly overcast, and a mild night
with temperatures falling to 15 or 16. Tomorrow, that cloud cotld be
thick for the hotspot of light rain or drizzle, but for the bulk of the
day, it will be largely dry. His rain spreading tomorrow evening
Temperatures should be quitd warm, getting up into the early 20s. As I
mentioned, cold front from the North. The rain will clear `nd it
will brighten. Sunday, the risk of the odd shower in the afternoon
I suspect you will get some offers of cycling partners are not under.
I wonder if you will get anx request for pictures in lycra.
I doubt it. Every passenger wanting to travel
by train to Leeds or Manchester this summer from Hull will have to
start their journey on a bus. It's because of six weeks of repair
work to a key bridge on the line. It'll add 40 minutes to
the journey with business owners on the East Yorkshire coast saying
that could put people off vhsiting. Work's already started strengthening
sections Selby Swing Bridge. Built in 1889, the ageing structure
has often been the source of delays for passengers getting to and from
East Yorkshire. This ?14 million upgrade
aims to fix that. But it also means It obviously is a problem for
commuters, but the work has to be done. It will make it a bit of a
nightmare. From the 26th July to the 8th
September, First Transpennine Express Northern Rail trahns from
Leeds or York will stop at Selby, divert via Goole, with buses
ferrying passengers to the station It will be significant, and Jenny
Sandell be extended by around 3 minutes. Unfortunately, the road is
not as quick as the trains `` and journey times will be extended.
A landslip on another line last summer
delayed these works. The public got a chance to have a closer look at
The work will mean current weight and speed restrictions on the bridge
will be lifted, which should improve the reliability of services. There
is concern about the timing of these repairs, in the middle of the
tourist season. I am concerned there will be some sort of withdr`wal of
people coming to Bridlington. It will affect people who are coming
certainly for day trips to the seaside, because they will see it
has a disproportionate amount of disruption.
So it may be a short term inconvenience, but these
improvements should mean faster trains for passengers in thd future.
So it may be a short term inconvenience, but these
improvements should mean faster trains for passengers in thd future.
Do you use trains into Leeds or Manchester?
Would it put you off visiting the East Coast
Thanks to everyone who got hn touch about foreign aid.
In the last few minutes, thd opening ceremony for the Tour de Fr`nce
which gets underway in Yorkshire at the weekend, has begun.
Some of the top riders in the world have arrived and are making their
Organisers say they're delighted with the response that
There are yellow bikes everxwhere, French flags everywhere, bunting
everywhere. It is amazing, very special. There is such a passion for
cycling and love for the totr. I am very impressed.
It's 60 years since the famous film company Ealing
Studios came to East Yorkshhre with one of its best loved stars.
Lease Of Life was made on location here in 1954.
It starred Robert Donat and involved many local people as extras.
This is the founder's day sdrmon I was going to preach to you.
Lease of Life tells the story of a country parson,
who gives a controversial sdrmon to a cathedral full of schoolboys.
In 1954, Ealing Studios found the perfect place to be
It was, in fact, Beverley and most of the schoolboys were boys
Mixing with the stars and some rather ill`fitting uniforms.
You were given one that was the nearest size to fit.
One or two of them were rather baggy.
The cloth was rather a poor quality cloth.
We wouldn't have had a blazdr of that cloth.
This lady, with the pale co`t, was Adrienne Corri.
Many of us who were about 14 or 16 thought she was very glamorous.
She had beautiful red, or auburn hair.
The lead was Robert Donat, seen here on the left.
He starred in films like Thd 39 Steps and Goodbye Mr Chips.
His character's country parhsh was really the village of Ltnd.
Claude Hodgson also played a small part.
Named on his official letter from Ealing, as Pot Man.
They had old tramlines right down near me and
People came from miles around to see it.
Choosing an East Yorkshire location would have been
A film company with an international reputation.
I can't think of an Ealing film before this that was actually set
in Yorkshire. They were looking for a Cathedral town and, appardntly,
there was a member of Ealing staff who was the son of
the then Archbishop of Cantdrbury. He said what about Beverley Minster.
The schoolboys couldn't be paid so they each received a book,
as thanks. The school library was also donated a chair.
Small mementos but inspiring great memories of the days when E`ling
They're pictures that could have been taken by a multi billion
But instead, these were takdn 1 miles above Earth
by a ?500 smart phone belonging to schoolchildren in Boston.
All the schools and Lincolnshire want their students to reach for the
skies, but how many have actually touch the edge of space? Yot just
realise, this has been into space. Not only has it been in space, you
have put it into space. Kyle was part of a team that sent an
iPhone into space, capturing this footage.
It gives is a great view. That blue glow of the earth with that backdrop
of space behind it, for me that is what I wanted to achieve. As it
falls, that opens a parachute. You see the balloon that has just burst
above it. Goes, before it starts to fall again. The space balloon and
parachute were created here in this science lab. Maths, physics and
media students all played their part. This is where we put the heat
pad. They chased the parachtte using satellite tracking. When thdy caught
up with it in Norfolk, they had to wonder how I was footage. Creating
such a documentary which has been able to almost broadcast around is
pretty amazing. The crisp qtality of the images are phenomenal. Ht has
done a really good job and hnspiring students. There hasn't been a
student who hasn't had another question about it. You have to
admire the technical skill. My favourite thing is the fact it was a
couple of small pencils that help this together.
This was all achieved by a handful of young minds and Italian teacher.
They have proved what can bd possible, so little wonder they have
inspired the school. This was all achieved by a handful
of young mind and a brilliant teacher.
Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlhnes
Security is stepped up at Britain's airports as America warns
The religious leader who was blinded in an attack last ydar says
Responds on subject of policing the anti`fracking protest. Mike said,
the protesters should pay, they are the reason the police are there
Karl says, these protesters are a drain on a finite money pool and
should retire to their homes until proposals have been put forward
Margaret says, the police wdre protecting the property of the
drilling company, they would not have been there in such force
otherwise. Thank you for those and for watching. We are back at 10 25