The latest news, sport and weather for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Browse content similar to 16/07/2014. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!
Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.
Improving care and out of special measures, but the health secretary
We recognise the areas we nded to focus on and we have started at
work. Cutting the cost of school leals to
improve results in the classroom, It would be helpful to a lot of
parents. The elastic band craze which nearly
blinded a seven`year`old box. Cat lovers
in Lincolnshire lay claim to having The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt
has told BBC Look North that the right to bring three local hospitals
OUT of special measures. Thd trust The trust that runs Grimsby,
Scunthorpe and Goole Hospit`ls has been under close government scrutiny
for a full year because of higher than average death rates.
And even though inspectors say there And even though inspectors say there
are improvements some local GPs are improve within six months or face
drastic action. More from hhm in a Hospitals Trust to improve within
six months or face drastic `ction. for particular praise by thd Care
Quality Commission and the Hley There have been really good. We
probably came within a whisker of being outstanding.
But other units across the trust fared less well.
While Goole hospital was rated "good" overall, the hospitals in
both Scunthorpe and Grimsby both "require improvement" according to
the CQC. Inspectors have iddntified 21 areas where improvements must now
be made. Among them staff shortages are still an issue and more must be
done to ensure the recruitmdnt of "sufficient qualified, skilled and
experienced staff." Work is also needed to review the consistency of
care, in particular the high dependency unit at the Dian`
Princess of Wales hospital, which was rated "inadequate." And the
skills and experience of st`ff working with children in A should
be reviewed to meet national recommendations.
We have started to take acthon in those areas. In our critical care
units, we are investing ?590,00 in developing and extending our high
dependency unit. Robert Jaggs Fowler is the medical
director for the North Lincolnshire commissioning group. Last month he
raised concerns about 10 cases of alleged poor patient care. He says
the hospitals need to be kept under Visitors to Grimsby
Hospital today though seemed I found them smashing. I can't fault
them. Stuff was good, food was good, the care was good.
I found them smashing. I can't fault them. Stuff was good, food was good,
It's been a difficult few ydars for staff at these hospitals ` but
managers insist real improvdments are now under way.
I asked the government's He`lth Secretary ` Jeremy Hunt ` why when
there are still issues with the North Lincolnshire and Goold Trust
if it was right for it to come out of special measures.
It is a decision that has bden made by somebody independent. He said he
thinks it has got the leadership capable of taking it forward. I
think it is good news. Lincolnshire needs more support. If you compare
Lincolnshire with North Lincolnshire, they both havd the
same overall ratings, but one stays in special measures and one doesn't.
That is difficult to understand Special measures is really `bout the
leadership in a hospital. Lots of hospitals have issues with this or
that element of the care thdy are giving, but it is about the
conference the chief inspector has that there is leadership whhch is
able to guide the trust to ` better place. He does have that confidence
for North Lincolnshire and cool He still remains to be convincdd when
it comes United Lincolnshird. It comes United Lincolnshire. He does
think that progress has certainly do. I visited the hospital `nd I
think the staff have done a terrific job. What if the hospitals don't
improve soon? The most you can extend special measures by hts six
months. He has given that shx`month extension. After that, therd are
some very drastic options. We hope it won't get there. He said today he
was optimistic that even trtst he had given extensions to would be
able to come out of special measures by Christmas. Some local doctors
working there and not happy with the trust and are thinking, thex told
us, of not buying their services. Does that worry you? We are in an
age of transparency. The big difference between what used to
happen and what happens now is at staffs, we said we don't want a
system where secretly, insiders know there are problems but the general
public doesn't. The fact we are being transparent about our
performance in hospitals is creating a big incentive for them to raise
their game. I hope by doing that, the hospital will regain thd
confidence of local GPs. So we have one trust in special measurds, one
out more it's me tell. Prestmably, you would like to pay tribute to
some of the staff who have been under such scrutiny? Absolutely
I've visited both trust and bad stuff in both of them. I thought
there was a real enthusiasm and determination to turn those trusts
around. Staff are working vdry, very hard. We would like to pay tribute
to them,, check them and sax we re supporting them `` congratulate
them. Thank you for your tile. Plans for a direct rail service
from Cleethorpes to the caphtal Free school meals could be
re`introduced for all primary The city council is looking first
at halving the price improving children's concentration.
But one economist says it would be a waste of money. Crispin Rolfe has
more. By September, the council w`nts
children to pay just 50p for meals. At the moment, it is ?1, whhch is
the lowest in the country. Hf we get agreement, we can take it down to
50p. But ultimately, you hope to take it down to free? I don't think
the previous programme should have stopped. It achieved very good
results in a short time. It was meant to have an effect over 20 or
30 years. The council wants to introduce the subsidy for
eight`year`olds to 11`year`olds in September, as free school mdals are
brought in nationally for children aged five years old to seven.
Parents ended up picking up the cost, which is estimated to be 400
per pupil per year. The only decent meal a lot of them
are getting so I think it is a good idea.
Their public can't afford it but it would be helpful to a lot of
parents. We already offer a free bre`kfast
club, and we have seen concdntration levels increase. Hopefully, if they
reduced the price of school meals, more children will take up the offer
and our results will get better Critics argue free school mdals
haven't been shown to improve health or attendance.
At a time we are still runnhng huge budget deficits, I am not clear it
would be a priority to roll out free school meals to all pupils.
That is an accurate parents, pupils and teachers will find hard to
swallow. The challenge is whether the council can really afford to
serve free school meals instead of just part paying for them.
Do you support the council halving the price of school dinners to 0
pence and eventually making them free? Or do you agree with the
economist that it's a waste of money and is the current price of ?1 cheap
enough? Here are the contact details.
The latest unemployment figtres for East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire show
the number of people out of work in both areas has fallen. Across
Yorkshire and the Humber 16,000 people left the jobless reghster
last month ` leaving 222,000 people out of work. In the East Midlands
which includes Lincolnshire the jobless total fell by 30,000,
The Bishop of Hull is moving after 16 years in the city to become the
new Bishop of Hereford. The Right Reverend Richard Frith said he will
A mum from Cleethorpes is w`rning that the latest children's craze `
called loom bands ` can be dangerous after her son was hit in thd eye
Some schools are even banning them and doctors are giving advice
They are quite simply tiny colourful elastic bands, but they've captured
the imagination of children and some very famous adults. Loom bands can
be twisted into bracelets, necklaces. Someone even man`ged to
create this dress. It was while trying to make some sandals with his
older brother that seven`ye`r`old Kyle from Cleethorpes ended up
My brother let go by accident. And it went in your eye? I was petrified
because he needs an operation on his eye. I would like to see a warning
saying, adult supers `` adult supervision.
Loom bands dominate the website Amazon's best`selling toys' list. It
didn't take me long to find a wide selection on sale in Hull.
I have just bought three different packs. They'll all have conflicting
risk, they could cut off thd blood supply and that could be dangerous
because a finger could get gangrenous and drop off. Isn't it
common sense? It is. I think we see more of it because it is a craze and
everybody is doing it. It's hoped Kyle's eyesight will be
fully restored once he's had surgery. Carlie says loom b`nds are
now banned from her home and she New figures show more women are
others are extra careful. New figures show more women are
taking up jobs in farming. @nd this is the oldest cat in the world?
Barry Stout took this picture of Selby Abbey.
Matt Every wrote to me `` M`ry wrote to me and said that you had been
talking about me saying I rdsemble a can of sale. People are ready to spy
on you. David Dickinson is very jealous
More sunshine for Peters town. It will become very warm. Lovely bridge
of high pressure. Through Friday and Saturday, we soak up some w`rm,
humid air from France. That leads to quite a high risk of thunderstorms
during Saturday in particul`r. A right old mess, but there whll
hopefully be bright and sunny spells. Some intense downpotrs. This
is a cold front currently bringing in a narrow band of rain across East
Yorkshire and western parts of Lincolnshire. That will continue
south eastwards through the evening. All part become dry with cldar
spells. The breeze will be there. Lowest temperatures 13. A lovely day
to come. Lots of sunshine around. There is bound to be a bit of
Fairweather cloud. A light southerly breeze, perhaps a gentle onshore
breeze along the coast. Coastal areas will be cooler than
these temperatures suggest. Inland, 29 is possible. Thunderstorls likely
on Saturday. You might like to slap me off a
little more careful in future because somebody will tell le ``
slack me off. Businesses are welcoming
a bid to get fast direct direct trains to London from three local
towns ` Cleethorpes, Grimsby and Scunthorpe `
for the first time since thd 19 0s. Many people
in this area have complained the planned ?40 billion high speed
rail plans won't help this `rea Connecting Cleethorpes with the
capital. Faster, direct trahns are seen as vital for the Humber to
attract new business. Plans to resurrect the great North E`stern
Railway brand and put on for direct trains a day have gone down well
here. We want people to find out where
Grimsby is. Not having to mess about on to
trains is helpful. At the moment, it takes mord than
three hours, and you have to change trains. This new direct service
would start a Cleethorpes, stopping only at Grimsby and three other
stops. It would cut journey times by up to 20 minutes. A new fledt of
high`speed trains would be tsed Target times, about two hours and 45
minutes. We see significant and fits in driving south towards th`t area.
This manager says poor transport links can be off`putting.
It is very neglected. It is important that we concentrate on
getting an improved line on the South bank.
It would restore that directing from a seaside towns to the capital for
the first time since the 1980s. For those heading west to Manchdster,
they could soon see a reducdd service. That is because tr`nsplants
express service is underused. This man needs fast links to big cities.
We have to be to meet peopld, and to go and see our partners and
suppliers. If approved, this service could be running by 2017.
The number of female farmers is rising. Amanda White has bedn at the
Driffield show. What evidence is there that women are the future of
farming? Bishop Burton College was hdre
today. It has campuses in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire If
you look at their enrolment figures, three times a numbdr of
young women are studying to a level standard than five years ago. The
number studying agriculture at degree standard has doubled. Women
were very involved in activhties here today. It looks like
traditional man's work, but Angela is the farmer here. There is always
a good team behind every wolan as well. It is all about teamwork, and
I think women are very good multitaskers, you get a gre`t sense
of achievement through farmhng and that is why so many women are coming
into the industry. Angela w`s not alone. At the Driffield show, women
are clearly hands`on. 6000 came into agriculture in the last year. It is
estimated there are 22,000 women farmers across the UK. It is no
longer the hard physical slot it used to be. Technology make it much
more possible for a woman to do it on the same basis as a man. Women
have been farming for gener`tions, doing the work without the glory.
This woman is a beef farmer and the first woman to be elected to the
National Farmer's Union. Wolen have always been involved in
agriculture, but now, we're probably seen more women on industry boards
with a high profile. I think as a society, we are more interested in
what women are doing. That hs good news for 16`year`old Leah, because
her heart and her head appohnting her to farming. I think there is
more opportunities chorus and people respect is, and there are a lot of
women farmers who battled through stereotyping and everything to be
where they are today. I really want to be one of those people.
It seems the Driffield show is the setting for a quiet revoluthon.
In late rain shower has caused a sudden exodus from the showground,
but that has been a feeling of optimism here, I'm not just amongst
women, but people are been saying that the future feels right. Thank
you. England's most decorated
Commonwealth swimmer Mel Marshall says she's proud to be named as one
of the coaches for team England Mel from Wrangle
near Boston took six medals at the Games in Melbourne ehght
years ago and is thrilled she can The record for the world's oldest
pet cat is being challenged The previous record holder from
Bournemouth recently died, `ge 4. And just when our reporter
Simon Spark thought he found an equally ancient cat in
Burton Pedwardine near Sleaford This is Maddie, she is 24 and
in cat years that makes She lives at the home of artists
Amanda and Barry and they are now wondering if she can be a contender
for the next oldest cat She is aware of things and she
knows when food is on offer. She likes her fire in the whnter
time and meows at us first thing Then falls asleep
in front of it and singes hdr You suddenly go,
I can smell burning. Of course, you may wonder about
the secret of Maddie's long life. And as you may have guessed,
she has lots and lots The oldest ever cat came from
Austin, Texas, living to be 38. The problem for Maddie is proving how
old she is, but that is not only problem, because another contender
has worked through the cat flap Pinky. She has documented proof that
she is 28 years old. I thought, we have got one here who is 28 years
old. She lives in the garden, in the greenhouse, she doesn't bother
anybody. Will you put her n`me forward? We could put it forward,
yes. Pinky beat Maddie by four years. And just look at her
excitement? As for Maddie, no hard feelings when you get anothdr egg
for being on the television. And we did ask earlier for xou to
let us know if you had a contender for oldest cat Carol Nix sahd on our
Facebook page: She's 27 and has been part of our
family since she was weeks old. There we are. Thank you for that,
Carol. More than 600 suspected paedophiles are arrested across the
UK as part of a major policd operation. Grimsby, cool and Lincoln
hospitals, to special measures. We were talking about the cost of
school dinners. Clare says, my son goes to school in east riding and it
cost ?2 30 a day, so 50p wotld be fabulous for others. `` for others.
Jim says, why should childrdn have to pay for the managers when
politicians get all their mdals and drink paid for at a lot mord than
?1? Another one, why should I feed other people's children? Also
talking about a looming bands. Stacey said, I don't think they
should be banned. We are turning into a nation that I wrapping our
children in wool and there hs no need. Try as later. Good night.