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BBC News Good evening and welcome to
BBC Look North. 1,000 jobs secured and more
on their way. Chemicals giant RB announces ?100
million worth of investment in Hull. They could choose anywhere in the
world to take this business but they have chosen here in Hull and that is
a real testament to local people. We take a special look
at the company behind these household names, whose
roots in Hull go back 200 years. Also on tonight's show, an increase
in speed limits for lorries. Concerns it will make roads
in the countryside more dangerous. A power surge in Grimsby leaves
more than a hundred households The East Yorkshire landmark trying
to cash in on the success of It is a very special moving day here
as part of the Victorian Albert Museum's National collection of
furniture comes to East Yorkshire. And it has been another beautiful
day but what about the weekend? It's one of the biggest investments
in Hull's history, The world`wide drugs and household
chemicals company RB, known locally as Reckitts, is to spend ?100
million, creating what is says is Reckitts started in Hull more than
170 years ago and today boasts a list of top brands including Lemsip,
Nurofen, Airwick, and Dettol. The Chancellor of the Exchequer,
George Osborne, was at the site as the announcement was made this
afternoon and said the company is Here's our Business Correspondent,
Sarah Corker. It's already a place known
for its innovation. And at Reckitt's factory in Hull
today, chemists showed the Now a global research centre will be
built here, and a growing number of new health products will be
developed in the city. It is a huge vote of confidence in
what you do and a huge vote of confidence in Hull.
With operations in 60 countries, its CEO could have chosen any site
Disinvestment of ?100 million secures the jobs we have in Hull
today. Not just that, I think we have become a true magnet for
attracting top talent. This is a great proof of confidence that we
have in Hull that can still produce a great innovation. Lemsip,
Gaviscon, stencils, great brands that were all developed here in
Hull. Now the art focusing their research on these caves of health
remedies that you can get on the high Street.
The Damson lane site manufactures the world's entire supply of Lemsip.
It?s a global success story that start as the Reckitt's family
Nearly 200 years on, today's commitment to the city is seen as
Investors are coming here and approaching the City Council and
speaking to members of Parliament so the government must now recognise
that Hull, the city Hull, is a very important part of the Northern
economy. Workers on their way home beepping
in support of the announcement. We have massive talent here and we
are delighted for the employers and the city. It is brilliant news and
really good investment. It is really good for Hull as well.
It should be open by 2018, creating high skilled jobs for the city.
You saw the Chancellor, George Osborne in Sarah's report. I went to
the Reckitt's laboratory in East Hull to meet him.
Chancellor, how important is today?s announcement for Hull?
This is a record investment by a much loved local company
and it is further evidence that our long term economic plan is working
These are good jobs, jobs in science, exactly the kind
of thing we want to see more of in the United Kingdom, and it is part
of the vision I have of a Northern powerhouse where Humberside is
connected through to Leeds and Manchester and Liverpool
across the North of England, not just with better transport links
but with the kind of scientific investment we?re seeing today.
The thing is that they could have chosen anywhere globally,
And this follows on from Siemens just six months or so back.
Well, we have had a string of great announcements for Hull and
We?ve got investments in energy, investments in science
and research, and companies like RB or Siemens, they could choose
anywhere in the world to take this business and create jobs,
And I think that is a real testament to local people,
to Hull, but it is also a testament to what we are doing in the UK.
Turning our economy around and making sure we see growth
in all parts of the United Kingdom, rather than just in London
Why do you think Hull is on a roll at the moment then?
I think people see here a critical mass of skilled people, good new
Energy is a really big, emerging industry.
And then you have a company like RB, who have been here for hundreds
of years, literally, choosing to make their future here as well.
And what we have got to make sure is that Hull is connected to other
great Northern cities and that we hook up Hull as part of the Northern
powerhouse and we really maximise the potential of this area.
So we need the electrification, don?t we, to Selby?
We do need better transport links, that is part of what I have set out
In the past when we have talked about connecting up
the North it has been a conversation about Manchester and Leeds.
I wanted to make sure that Hull was not left out of that conversation.
You're a very good ambassador for Hull, aren?t you?
Well it's great to be here with this good news.
Do you get much of a headache as Chancellor?
Because if you do, they make Nurofen here!
They make great products here, Lemsip as well, if you have a cold.
It is great, one of the things about this company
is it is a much loved company with the brands very familiar to people
RB has a history in Hull dating back to the 1840s The Reckitt family were
Quakers who built a whole village of houses for their workers.
Generations of families have worked for the company, and it
still employs more than a thousand people at its east Hull factory.
With more here's our correspondent Vicky Johnson.
It was when the Victorians decreed that godliness was next to
cleanliness that the product first took off and some are still around
today. The family's first business in Boston had not gone well but it
was after they moved north to East Hull that it flourished into a
global empire. From the beginning be this new technology. In the 1950s
they were the first company in Hull to install a computer. They were at
the forefront of everything. New ways of building things,
computerisation, all sorts of ways. James Reckitt was like many Quakers
at the time the damage to improve the lives of those who worked for
him. We asked did you in the Garden Village, a wonderful group of
houses, and always is of high quality buildings built for the
workforce. In all sorts of ways they sought to improve the quality of
life for workers. Here we have the coppers. And no bars. Almost 100
years after his death, how is James Reckitt remembered? I don't anything
about it. Have you heard of James Reckitt? Not really, no. For
immediate biggest highlight was we used to get free passes to go to
Reckitt 's bats. And it was a short walk from here. The companies say
their purpose is to help people lead healthier lives and have happier
homes. That is now on a vast international scale. It is not very
far from James Reckitt original vision and he built more than 600
homes in garden village. Also today,
a multi million pound investment by Sainsburys could create hundreds
of jobs in Scunthorpe. It's joining forces with budget
brand Netto and is believed to have plans to build a brand new
distribution centre in the town. The two supermarkets want to open
a number of new stores Detectives hunting for a suspect
in the murder of a Bridlington guesthouse owner have released
a CCTV picture of him. This image is believed to be
John Heald in B Bargains in Mexborough in South Yorkshire
on Saturday afternoon. Police have been searching for the
fifty three year old for six days. Bei Carter was found stabbed to
death in Bridlington on Friday Police are appealing for help
to trace a man in connection with one of Lincolnshire's most
high profile unsolved cases. 50`year`old Alan Wood was tortured
and murdered at his home near Bourne Detectives want to find a foreign
national who worked at car washes in the Stamford and Peterborough
area at the time of the killing. Road safety experts in Lincolnshire
are worried about a government decision to raise
the speed limit for big lorries. At the moment HGVs are limited to 40
on single carriageway roads, but it's been announced today that the
limit will soon be increased to 50. While some hauliers
in this area have campaigned for the higher limit there are fears from
some it will lead to accidents. Some even take risks to get
on with their journey. At this cafe at Caneby Corner,
I met Gary, who says hauliers are I have been
a lorry driver myself for 30 years, in many ways the speed limit is one
of the worst restrictions. Vehicles these days are a lot safer,
and indeed the drivers are a lot safer than they used to be,
so I think it is time The current speed limit
on single carriageways for heavy goods vehicles over 7.5
tonnes is 40 miles an hour. But that's being increased to 50
miles an hour from early next year. A change, which the government
claim, could give hauliers But John Siddle
from the Lincolnshire Road Safety Those lorries at their maximum
permissible weight of 44 tonnes, the stopping distances involved at
50 miles per hour are significantly different to 40 miles per hour,
and that is a major concern to us. But surely this is good news for
motorists, who can get frustrated at Well it is good news
for those drivers who are frustrated, but the majority
of drivers are not frustrated. But motorists I've spoken to today
seem pleased with the changes. I think it is probably a good idea
if it means the lorries are going to Having just travelled down the A15,
I don?t think there is much chance of you going more than 50 anyway,
with the traffic. Still the Government believe letting
lorries go faster will get There will also be a debate on
increasing the speed limit for HTV is on dual carriageway is on dual
carriageways as well. Let through this open if you are in Lincolnshire
or a rural area. Do you support lorries being able to go at 50?
Should the increase the limit for dual carriageways? Your thoughts on
this one, you can contact us at the information here.
We thought swimming pool has reopened after a closure caused by
slightly flooding. It is the third time the poolside has been replaced
following a number of injuries. The council is confident the latest
forwarding is better. Police say a driver has been injured
after a car ploughed into a house in Lincolnshire, destroying a bedroom.
It happened yesterday afternoon. The house is no longer safe to live in.
Thank you for watching this Thursday night. Still ahead, there is a rough
start to the Commonwealth Games for Lincolnshire 's Georgi twig. And we
find out how this East Yorkshire landmark hopes to cash in on the
success of don't and Harry. `` Galton happy.
And if you are in Grimsby you may have suffered thanks to the power
surge. Tonight 's photograph was taken by
Steve MacLachlan, he took this photograph of Don and Grimsby. Very
nice it is as well. Good evening. Straddle the meals. You can't really
tell. David says actually, this weekend
looks good but can your weather can let us know?
In fact, temperatures will peak on Saturday, 26 or 27 degrees. Fresh
air on Sunday with the risk of one or two showers. Let's look at the
temperatures, it was 27 degrees in Sleaford with Skegness having a
better day. Bedlington Sophie Wood has had a decent afternoon as well.
The low cloud has helped us. Tomorrow we'll have a great start,
but turning sunny. There will be a drift from the north`east but by
Sunday we will have cooler fresh air across all parts that could lead to
one or two showers. It is beautiful out there, and a repeat performance,
an identical forecast to last night. We will see a low cloud and missed
in some coastal areas, at first gradually edging westwards over mate
with low temperatures coming in at around 14 degrees. That is 57
Fahrenheit but 16 in Hull. The sun rises in the morning at 504, the
high water time will be 5:27 a.m.. A great start in some places but the
low cloud and missed will break up and we will see what of sunshine
developing. There is a risk of some see Mr Cross caused, from time to
time, but like today there will be blue skies. Inland areas will be
hottest, 24 or 25 degrees in cool when Lincoln, similarly the mid`70s
in Fahrenheit. Saturday could reach around 80 degrees with plenty of
sunshine around, the risk of some showers on Saturday into Sunday.
Look at the drop in temperatures back down to almost normal values.
Paul said it would be sunny in the east coast and today I have not seen
the son of the! I said there would be sea fog that
would struggle to clear. Nice of you to be so touchy! Enjoy
your day off. A power surge in part of Grimsby has
left more than a hundred households Washing machines, TVs , and central
heating boilers, written off. Residents who contacted Look North
told us they are being offered ?200 in compensation, but many say that
isn't nearly enough. We'll hear what Northern Powergrid
has to say about that, Unloading the washing,
but this laundry is still dirty. Emma Last's machine is one of
several items left broken after a We?ve got neighbours washing each
other?s clothing and stuff like that, because there are no
updates or anything. There are still people who haven?t
had their boilers looked at yet. We got
a letter yesterday saying they are Next door one of the only ways
on the street to wash clothes. I am taking in the washing and I
am doing the washing for everyone. Which is good, because we have
a bit of community spirit. The cause of the power surge is
still under investigation The company has promised to repair
or replace heating, For Gary Norman the offer doesn't
extend far enough, he's lost the use I was in the fire service
and I have a pension, and it is a modest one, but I still have to
work part time to pay the bills. My partner, she works in a school
but she?s not paid very much, so why should I have to pay out
another ?300 or ?400 for a TV and For many living here
a ?200 good will gesture from the power company doesn't cover
the excess on their home insurance. A Northern Power Grid spokesman said
they would "Urgently look at further claims for financial assistance
on a case by case basis". Jill Archbold, BBC Look North,
Grimsby. Well the residents contacted us
on Tuesday. We went to film with them yesterday
but since then we've heard that Northern
Power Grid has started to offer full So just before we came
on air tonight I asked Geoff Earl from the company
if they had only upped their offer No, we haven't, but the first thing
I must say is to apologise to customers who experienced
electricity over voltage at the weekend. Why did Gary get told that
his big`screen TV and laptop will not be included, but today it is?
You have changed your mind. Has only happened on Sunday in our initial
objective quite clearly it was to make things safer for customers in
restore supplies and normality. That is what we have done. We have had
people on site who have listened to comments and yes we are going back
and we will make sure that all customers equipment that has been
damaged is replaced or repaired. That is changing your mind, isn't
it? You are now seeing it will be covered. It is not changing our
mains, it is a development. Our priority is to get on site and make
sure we do the right things by our customers. It doesn't matter if it
is a washing machine or laptop or TV, for all households they will be
replaced? Yes, initially we wanted to ensure that all of the essentials
where taking care of. Now we have done that we are in the process of
examining the other items damaged. Thank you. Very interesting story.
Do not forget we only got to know about that on Tuesday because the
local people got in touch with us and sent an e`mail. If you have a
story you think we should know about them always please think of us and
sent us an e`mail. Lincoln hockey player Georgie Twigg
faces a race against time after being injured in England's
opening match at the Simon Clark is there,
Simon how badly was she hurt? It looked like a really nasty
incident and it remains us that as these athletes at the Commonwealth
Games chase glory it can be tough and hard. Fewer things are harder
than a hockey ball being propelled at full pace and her injury
certainly took the gloss of an England victory over Glasgow Green.
It was supposed to be a game of redemption, a chance to forget the
terrible World Cup. But for Georgi twig of Lincoln it was a nightmare.
Just one minute into the match a serious knock it out of the game.
Time will tell if she is out of the games. The swimming competition got
underway today with Lincoln backstroke racer Lizzie Simmonds
making her debut tomorrow in the 100 metres. As ever with the
Commonwealth Games, competition in the pool. It appears to be a battle
between Australia and England for supremacy. This possibility for
England on the east Yorkshire shoulders of John Wright. We have
home`field advantage, I know we are in Scotland but it is Great Britain
and we feel part of that. We do not feel like we are going into foreign
claims that he would for other Commonwealth Games. There will be
more English support there, too. My mum and dad and panties are coming
out. I think they are staying in Edinburgh and will get the train
across. It will be good to have them in the crowd. A few Yorkshire accent
will be backing Scotland hockey tomorrow, when Dan shoulders makes
his Commonwealth bowl. It really important game that one
for Scotland, it could define their entire Commonwealth Games. Back to
Georgi twig, I have been speaking to England hockey. She will have an
examination tomorrow in the hope is that she can continue.
Hull FC coach Lee Radford says his side need a good result
in tonight's game to have any hope of making the play`offs.
The Black and Whites face in`form Castleford at the KC stadium.
Kick off is at eight, you can hear it on BBC Radio Humberside
They're hoping to cash in on the success of
the TV series Downton Abbey, which has been a hit around the world.
Historians are trying to return Sewerby Hall
near Bridlington to its 1912 heyday, before revealing it to the public.
And with the renovation nearly done, a very special shipment
Our arts correspondent Anne`Marie Tasker was there.
When furniture's as valuable as this,
And as the bubble wrap came off, it revealed some of the nation's most
important antiques ` on loan from one of the country's top museums.
This is a win dash win for members of the public and as museum
professionals alike. This is element of the national collection that has
come from the Victorian and Albert Museum. People have not seen these
pieces before. Boss, this makes 70 Holly Northern outpost for the
national collection, which is brilliant for East Yorkshire.
Using these photos taken in 1912, the team at Sewerby Hall have spent
five years tracking down similar furniture to that here
This room was used for weddings but it has been transformed into a
dining room. It features some of the national collection, like this
18th`century piece here. Worth ?100,000. The makers of some pieces
are very highly regarded, or they are quite rare survivors. We have
been collecting furniture for well over 100 years, 150 years, so these
are choice pieces that have, our way over that essentially a half. It is
hoped that these choice pieces will help return the halt to its former
glory and drawing visitors fascinated by programmes like
Downton Abbey. Put it is a big thing with the TV dramas and people
looking at their ancestry. It is a big thing in itself. We must
capitalise on that and we will. They have just two weeks to get that
Downton Abbey look finished before the whole reopens.
The time is five minutes to seven and the main national and regional
headlines are, a UN shelter in Gaza is hit by an Israeli missile, 15
people are killed over 200 injured. 1000 jobs secured and more on their
way, the chemicals giant RB announced a ?100 million investment
in whole. The weather tomorrow, a great start becoming sunny and very
warm. This tool continue on the coast with temperatures inland
getting up to 24 degrees. Talking about increasing the speed
limit from 40 to 50, a big response on this one. John says most
accidents on single carriageway is are caused by frustrated and
impatient motorists stuck behind slow`moving vehicles. Raising the
speed limit will make the roads safer. Stephen has tweeted employs a
stop to 40 on the road they would be safe as motorists would be able to
overtake more safely. Laurie these now travel at 50. Recesses I travel
in the a 15 everyday and the lorries travel at more than 50 mph anyway.
Slowing to 44 the speed cameras will little difference.
Too many worries already travel in excess of 50 mph' we roads, if the
limit is increased its full simply result in them driving at 60 mph.
At 10:25pm I will speak to a road safety group about this one.
Goodbye. Well, when did we start funding
projects in Gaza? How do you know people
are telling the truth? Well, when did we start funding
projects in Gaza? I should never have done this.
I should never have agreed to this.