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Three people are found guilty of murdering a man beaten to death
Campaigners celebrate after planned cuts to Lincolnshire's
It is a brilliant verdict. Stephen has got justice.
library service are blocked by a High Court judge.
The political posturing starts in Grimsby after Austin Mitchell's
decision to step down as the town's MP.
And the Titanic musician who led the band as they "played on"
He was a father of two out dnjoying himself on New Year's Eve
when he was beaten to death in an unprovoked attack in Hull
Tonight, three people are in prison having been convicted
22`year`olds Samuel Jordan `nd Soul Humphries, and 23`year`old
Tiffany Clark, had denied mtrder but were today found guilty.
Leanne Brown was at Hull Crown Court.
Described as a gentle giant and one of a kind, father
of two Stephen Herbert was beaten to death during an unprovocked attack
Today, the wait for justice for his huge group of friends
We are so pleased by the verdict. Stephen has got justice.
After a two`and`a`half week trial, 22`year`old Soul Humpries,
22`year`old Samual Jordan and 23`year`old Tiffany Calrk wdre all
found guilty of murder buy ` jury consisting of ten women and two men.
There were cries and tears of jubilation in the public gallery
But the three defendents showed no emotion whatsoever.
Judge Michael Metyer will now call them back to be sentenced
on the 11th august, when they will face life in prison.
The moments leading up to the attack were caught on CCTV. The three had
been partying and drinking `ll might before the attack, leaving Stephen
with 12 injuries to his head, face and neck. If you go around
assaulting people, sometimes they can get up and walk away and think
nothing of it, but this is ` clear example of what can happen `nd
people engage in violent crhme. It is unnecessary. The consequdnces can
be devastating, not only for the victims but for the defendants and
their families. It is seven months in fear tactic place here, `nd
although the verdicts have offered some comfort to the family, they say
they are still struggling to come to terms with what happened here. A New
Year celebration that turned into a nightmare.
A student from Hull brings her campaign for peace in the
Campaigners have forced a council in Lincolnshire to go back to
the drawing board with its plans to cut library services.
A High Court judge today ruled that Lincolnshire County Council's
decision to restructure the way libraries are run w`s
The plans were supposed to save ?2 million
but now the authority is facing a hefty bill to start all over again.
Save Lincolnshire Libraries who forced the legal challenge `re
After months of campaigning, today was a time for celebr`tions.
Deepings Library was one of 30 Lincolnshire County Council
wanted to be run by volunteers or face closure.
Today, a judge described th`t plan as legally flawed and said
Queue jubilation. We have been trying to point out we
need the services for our children, for older people, for students, for
all aspects of the communitx. Everybody needs libraries, like this
The ruling follows months of protests.
In June last year, the council said it would be "reviewing"
how library services were rtn in an effort to save ?2 million
Three months later, and 20,000 people had signed a petition
In November, the council revealed 30 libraries could be saved if
In December, the council voted through the plans.
Campaigners challenged that decision, and today won.
This is a great victory for people in Lincolnshire and all over the
country who use their libraries regularly, who need their l`b is and
who depend upon them. It is a historic decision for the
people of Lincolnshire. It hs time they listened to the people of
Lincolnshire and delivered what they want.
The judge said there were shortcomings
Today's decision doesn't me`n the libraries are saved for ever, but it
means the council must look again at its proposals and ask people
And for now,that's victory dnough for those who opposed the changes.
I'm joined now from Lincoln by Richard Wells from
So this was unlawful. I guess you need to apologise? We got one aspect
of the proceedings wrong, btt there are helpful signs for those. The
amount of money we had to s`ve was accepted by the judge, the fact we
had a proper statutory servhce was accepted and the impact on community
rights. But you misjudged the strength of feeling of the people in
the county. We've misjudged Greenwich leisure, and that should
have been at more closely as an expression of community intdrest.
Why didn't you? We anticipated the legislation was really meant for
local people to express intdrest, which we were seeking, but the judge
took the view that because they were trust, even though they operate from
Greenwich, they... So you dhsmiss them? Well, we did look at them but
he thinks we did not look at them closely enough. How much has the
consultation and case cost the council so far? The consult`tion was
about 100,000 under review `bout ?60,000. So it is taxpayers money,
gone down the drain. Not all the consultation is invalid. It is money
down the drain. If you had got your facts right, you would not be in
this pickle. I think it is right that people are allowed to challenge
the local authority. It is not money spent as we would like to. Ht is a
process that we should follow. So you are going to start all over
again but you want the outcome to be the same. We must look more closely
at the Greenwich leisure offer. It may mean going out for proctrement.
Greenwich leisure are not necessarily likely to win. We're
going to look at the whole judgement. Has it been embarrassing
for the council? I think it is unfortunate when things likd this in
Dublin court. Very good to talk with you.
We would like your views on this story.
What's your reaction to the high court's ruling tod`y?
Do you think the council should allow Greenwich leisure to run them?
A police investigation has begun after a two`year`old boy didd
He was taken from an address on Tunnard Street in the town to
Diana Princess of Wales Hospital yesterday afternoon where hd died.
An inquest has opened into the death of an elderly couple, who wdre hit
The court was told Peter Smhth and his wife Betty stood
on the tracks even though the driver sounded the train's horn
The hearing was adjourned while further investigations are
?10 million of additional ftnding is being given to schools in the area.
The money for North Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire and
the East Riding is to help support education in the worst`funddd
North Kesteven has been namdd as the safest place to live in England
The district council says l`test figures
from the Home Office show there were fewer crimes recorded there than
A senior Labour politician has defended the party's decision to
select its General Election candidate in Grimsby
The Shadow Transport Secret`ry Mary Cray says it's important to promote
But the move has been criticised by some who say candidates should
be selected on merit, whethdr they happen to be a man or a wom`n.
If you live in North East Lincolnshire, then you run the risk
of bumping into a lot of politicians over the next few months.
The constituencies of Cleethorpes and Great Grimsby will be hotly
contested in next year's General Election, and that means thd parties
will be sending their big gtns to the area to set out their policies.
Today, Labour's Shadow Transport Secretary Mary Creagh pledgdd to
fight proposals which could see direct rail services between
It is a vital economic link for this area, and also that people hn
Manchester should be able to jump on a train and come on holiday to this
Grimsby's current MP Austin Mitchell will be stepping down next xear
and the Labour has decided that the party's candidate in
The shortlist includes the former Cleethorpes MP Shona McIsaac, North
East Lincolnshire councillor Ros Jones, Melanie Onn, who's a regional
organiser for UNISON Katie Ghose a laywer turned political campaigner.
But Labour's decision to implement at all`women shortlist in Grimsby
Former Tory minister Neil H`milton and
his wife Christine have been touring Lincolnshire this week in the role
Great Grimsby is one of UKIP's target seats.
One of the great things abott the UKIP candidate is that she was
chosen in her own right, not part of the long women short lists, because
UKIP don't have anything like that. I think this insulting and
demeaning. The Labour Party candidate will have been a result of
this ludicrous process, which I think is wrong. Women should be
there on the merit. As Christine Hamilton have a point? Well, she is
only famous because she is larried to Neil Hamilton, who is falous
because he was disgraced. Women short lists show the Labour Party is
serious about equality. Offhcially, the general election campaign begins
in eight months time, but the war of words is still underway alrdady
You might have a view on this story as well.
Should parties be using all`women shortlists to select
The new ?42 million events venue could be built in Hull.
Tim Scott sent this photo in. Thank you for bad. `` thank you for that.
The flower festival at West Bank have been entered to say ard you
going to love this weekend `` wet while?
I might go if there are fredbies. Julie says, from Victoria Dock, I
saw Peter topping up his tile on his balcony at lunch time. Peter, your
time will be an even if you keep your shirt on.
Right, the weather. Inland areas will become hot
tomorrow and cooler towards the coast as an easterly breeze
develops. 26 to Greece todax. That heat is likely to generate some
scattered thunderstorms as we had through Saturday, but it looks like
there will be some dry and bright spells in between. There is a
warning in place, it may le`d to some localised surface flooding You
can see the first plume of thunderstorm coming into thd
south`west. This may bring the risk of an isolated shower. Beautiful
this evening. One with lots of sunshine. Quite a bit of high cloud
streaming from south later. Those in the range of 13 and 16. `` Loews in
the range of 13 to 16. An isolated thundery showers possible in the
morning. Variable cloud with sunshine. The sunshine quitd lengthy
at times. We will look at the maximum temperatures. In sole parts,
it will be the hottest placd of the year. Look at Lincoln. 30. Born May
get 31 degrees. That of 88 Fahrenheit. Still warm and humid on
Saturday. Not that busy in the weather
department if you can make things up like that.
Our producer said that over half an hour ago, thank you.
Thank you. A Palestinian student
from Hull is bringing her c`mpaign for peace in the Middle East to
the city centre this weekend. Amina Sadik hopes hundreds will
attend her demonstration against civilian deaths aftdr
fighting between Hamas and Hsrael. Many of the 18`year`old's
family still live in Gaza. A friend's video from Gaza `nd why
Hull student, Amina, is org`nising a demonstration against ongoing
violence in the Middle East. Now you will see
the big bombs coming. As you can see,
the person who was filming ht, phone The person who was filming
it got injured, as well. As a Palestinian national this is
what she will be campaigning against A violent conflict between Hsraelis
and Palestinians. Gaza officials say Israeli
raids have left 227 dead. Israel claims terrorists ard being
sheltered but United Nations argues that those
killed have mostly been civhlians. We always try to support thd country
to give support. We're having a demonstration on Sunday. It is to
show the Hull people how thdy are suffering in Gaza. I am frol Gaza
and my family are all over there. I watch every single day in fdar.
Don't the Israelis have a good idea `` a good reason for doing that
Hamas is just a group that hs saying that they want their freedol now,
Hopefully this war is the end of everything.
Right now talk of a cease`fhre agreement but she hopes her campaign
will keep up the international pressure for a long`term pe`ceful
solution. I will tell them about what is going on. Showing
Peace could mean speaking to friends in person and to falilies
trips home ended in 2011 but she still hopes that Gazza will one day
You've been sending us your thoughts on plans to reintroduce
free school meals for all primary school children in Hull.
The city council is looking first at halving the cost
But critics says there's no evidence the plans will improve
It's hoped that more big`nale bands will come to Hull, if plans for
a new ?42 million events venue in the city centre get the go``head.
The city council's planning a specially designed centre
for concerts and conferences ` and a four star hotel ` to be built
It also hopes it will creatd 50 new jobs, as Anne`Marie Tasker reports.
At the moment it's wasteland surrounded by unkempt buildhngs
But Hull City Council wants to turn it into something like this,
a purpose`built conference `nd concert venue with the city centre's
It hopes it will attract big touring performers that currently
There are lots of people who are going to other cities and we are
Hull already has a venue of this capacity at the Ice Arena.
But the council says promotdrs say a custom built venue,
with better technical facilhties, will attract the big name b`nds that
The ?42 million development is in addition to
the ?25 million plan to rev`mp Hull City Centre announced last week
And like that, this new centre will be funded with money that c`n only
The plans should be a reality by 2018, just after Hull's City
That has got to be a platform from which the city continues to rise.
They are a global brand, market leader in their sector.
Hometown`macro is a very progressive club that seem to have a grdat deal
of ambition. They had a fantastic season. The manager is great. The
huge amount of experience. A plaque to honour the bandlaster
who died on the Titanic has been unveiled in East Yorkshire today.
It's on The Spa in Bridlington where Wallace Hartley performed in the
early 1900s. He became famous after his death for laking
sure his orchestra kept plaxing to keep passengers calm as the ship
went down. Amanda White is live in Bridlington, how close were
Wallace's ties with the town? It was a
moment immortalised on the big screen. It's the end, boys. We have
done our duty. We can go now. The band on the Titanic had plaxed on to
the bitter end. Its leader, Wallace The summer season brought the crowd
flooding to the seaside. Th`t is what brought Wallace Hartlex here. A
plaque has been unveiled to remember the three summer seasons he spent
here. He was a brilliant musician. His career was to go from strength
to strength. It took him onto the ocean liners and to his fin`l job,
It was a moment immortalised on the big
screen. It's the end, boys. We have done our duty. We can go now. The
band on the Titanic had plaxed on to the bitter end. Its leader, Wallace
Hartley, had given up his lhfe first and sank with the ship and his
violin. This is the real Wallace Hartley. Born in Lancashire, he was
a resident musician in Edwardian Bridlington. He went on to join the
famous White Star line but was reluctant to board the Titanic after
becoming engaged. He never returned to his love, or to Bridlington but a
His filing returns to Bridlhngton. Recovered from the North Atlantic,
it was given to the Salvation Army in Bridlington and itself sold for
?900,000 last year. His mushc is remembered at the Bridlington spa.
He is rendered for the nobldst act of his life, continuing to play as
the ship sank. `` B is remelbered. We are commemorating his life. He
played here. Wallace was one of countless that
lost their lives in the Tit`nic With his violin, he remained an
entertainer to the last. 110 years since he played hhs last
summer season here, there is a band that can kick off the summer season.
As well as Wallace Hartley's filing coming back to the town where he
spent three summers, the tile's mayor might actually be rel`ted to
Wallace Hartley. We will let you know if that is proven.
Thank you. A recap of the hdadlines: Malaysia airlines passenger plane
carrying nearly 300 people has crashed in Ukraine. Ukraine and
Russia both deny they shot ht down. Three people found guilty of
measuring a man found beaten to death in Hull on New Year's Day
`` murdering a man. Response on the subject of
libraries. Stan says, where`t elected councillors in this
fortnight, none of them dead show their faces after ignoring the
electorate. Lindsay says, for Mr Wills, having to come and jtstify
incompetence, whereat the sdnior cancer? Chris says, I hope
councillors will meet the additional bill are not taxpayers.
Thank you for watching. I whll be about more `` I will be back with
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