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After a week long search, police arrest John Heald,
wanted in connection with the murder of guest house owner
It comes just hours after police double the rew`rd
I am alive in bathroom wherd he was found and where he is being
questioned tonight. `` in Rotherham. A shortage of GPs in Lincolnshire `
concerns it could affect The impact is that there might not
be enough doctors to see people in a timely fashion.
Day two of the Commonwealth Games ` we'll have all the latest on
athletes from our area, including Lincoln's Lizzie Simmonds.
From Cuba to East Yorkshire ` we meet Henry the giant rodent,
thought to be the only one of his species in the UK.
And a view changes in the weather over the weekend. I will be back
later in the programme with the forecast.
Police officers have arrestdd a man on suspicion of the murder
of Bridlington Guest House owner Bay Carter.
Hundreds of Officers from Htmberside and South Yorkshire have been
searching for 53`year`old John Heald since last Friday.
He was found in Rotherham this afternoon and is now in custody.
Our correspondent Sarah Corker is at Rotherham Police Station for us now.
Sarah, what more do we know John Heald's arrest?
He was arrested at a retail park here in Rotherham just
He's now being questioned by South Yorkshire Police about
150 officers from two police forces have been searching for John Heald
Just this morning they put his image on this giant digital
screen and doubled the reward to find him to ?10,000.
Earlier this week, there was an appeal on Crimdwatch to
Bei Carter's body was found at her guest house last Friday night.
She died from a single stab wound to the chest.
Flowers and tributes have been left on Marshall Avenue.
She had run the guesthouse with her husband and had two daughters
John Heald had been staying at the guesthouse that weekend and police
It's not thought he had any connections to Bridlington
and is believed to be from the South Yorkshire arda.
We don't know yet if he handed himself in or whether
the police were tipped off `fter another reported sighting of him.
We will continue to follow that story.
Eviction notices are served to protestors at this East Yorkshire
Not enough doctors are being recruited in East Yorkshire
and Lincolnshire to make up for those leaving practices.
Figures released by Health Dducation England show that there's been a
remarkable drop off in recruitment, particularly in the area covering
Lincolnshire where more than a third of vacancies remain unfilled.
Now they say offering incentives should be considered to get more GPs
The traditional family doctor, still the first call for many people when
they are feeling unwell. But the number of medical students training
to be GPs is falling and thd problem to be GPs is falling and the problem
is particularly bad in our `rea is particularly bad in our area.
There is an imbalance that hs There is an imbalance that hs
developing a very rapidly between developing a very rapidly between
the number of GPs leaving and the drop off in people going into
training schemes. That will result in quite a severe shortage hf
in quite a severe shortage if something is not done.
Statistics show that in 2012, all BGP posts in our area were filled.
Two years on and in Yorkshire, less than 78% have been filled up. The
East Midlands, it is just 62%. The falling numbers are a concern for
patients. The older that we get, allegedly, we need more people to
look after us. So from a selfish point of view, it
will not be good. It is ridiculous. will not be good. It is ridhculous.
A lot of people have said that A lot of people have said that
before long there will not be any. Catherine left the medical school
two years ago. After trying many different specialities, she is going
Why do people not want to bd GPs? Why do people not want to be GPs?
I think they are looking at older doctors in general practice rolls
are worried that they will not get a are worried that they will not get a
worklife balance. The Department of Health says that
they know that GPs are under pressure and that is why it is
reducing targets. It also says that it is reducing the number of
keep up with a growing population. keep up with a growing population.
There is debate about bringing keep up with a growing population.
There is debate about bringhng in There is debate about bringhng in
financial incentives to attract GPs to areas with few doctors. That can
bring difficulties. That will increase costs and we are
trying to deliver the same or better quality care for less cost. There
are dangers in that, but we are looking at it.
Doctor Lee can retire in five years. He hopes that when he leaves, more
doctors will become GPs said that patient care does not suffer.
I'm joined by Richard Vautrdy, who's from the
Can I ask you a difficult qtestion? Approximately, what is the average
Approximately, what is the `verage GP salary?
AGP can earn different amounts depending on what that they do. Some
earn between 50s `` 50 or ?60,0 0 a earn between 50s `` 50 or ?60,0 0 a
year. But this is not about money, it is about the crisis facing GP
surgeries. Many young doctors see surgeries. Many young doctors see
the crisis. They know what GPs do and they do not want to do it
and they do not want to do ht themselves.
higher than that. Do we need to give higher than that. Do we need to give
doctors a financial incentive on top of that to get them to come to a
like Lincolnshire? Incentives are one option, but we
need to look at the reason why young. Does not choosing general
practice will stop many of them are choosing hospital posts, many of
them are actually going abroad. There are many reasons for that The
There are many reasons for that. The workload pressures, the real
difficulties in terms of providing good quality care to patients. There
is not enough time to see p`tients all spent with them. Doctors do not
want to do that. It is not just about money, it is about making sure
that the environment that doctors working is conducive to enabling
them to use their professional them to use their professional
You said that we argued `` reaching You said that we argued `` reaching
crisis point? We are indeed. There are many areas
of the country, especially Yorkshire, who was struggling to
recruit the limited amount of doctors who want to be GPs. At the
other end, many older doctors, again other end, many older doctors, again
for workload pressures or changes to their pensions, are simply deciding
that enough is enough and ldaving general practice. We will be left
general practice. We will bd left with more pressure on the
appointment is that we offer to our patients, said that there will
appointment is that we offer to our patients, said that there whll not
be enough doctors and nurses to meet the needs.
If there is a message to the If there is a message to thd
government, what would it bd? I think that the key thing is that
I think that the key thing hs that we need to address this and see it
as a crisis. Incentives might provide one solution for sole
as a crisis. Incentives might provide one solution for some areas,
but they need to tackle the workload pressures as well.
We would like to hear what xou think. Is your GP overworked? Do
they get enough money? Should they be offered more money to come to
be offered more money to cole to this area? If you want to be in
this area? If you want to bd in touch with us, here are the details.
Should they be paid more? Should they be offered more financhal
incentives? A man has been jailed for lhfe
for the murder of a man in Hull. 51`year`old Keith Opray was found
dead at his home in the citx Duncan Keith Heaton from Hull
pleaded guilty to The judge said he must serve
a minimum of 21 and a half xears A safety audit has taken pl`ce
at a Scunthorpe poultry plant which the Guardian newspaper had claimed
was guilty of hygiene failings. The paper said undercover footage
showed chickens falling on the floor and being returned to
the production line. The Food Standards Agency says
the site is safe, but a safdty audit The two Sisters company has denied
the allegations, calling them An investigation has begun following
the death of a butler at a stately home. He died on July the 12th from
head injuries. The police and health and save the locking into the
deaths. Business leaders in Hull say
the announcement of another multi million pound investment proves the
city is well on the way to recovery. Yesterday, world`wide drugs
and household chemicals company Reckitts said it's spending ?100
million to create a Centre of It follows
the recent announcement that wind turbine manufacturer Siemens is to
build its new site in the rdgion. We are on the up, things are going
well, right across the Humbdr. There is good news. It has been a long
time coming since the probldms of the fishing industry, but there are
many positive things happenhng the fishing industry, but there are
many positive things happening and the fishing industry, but there are
many positive things happenhng and I many positive things happenhng and I
hope that the water takes note. `` the world takes note.
Anti`fracking protestors who've built a barricade at the entrance to
an East Yorkshire gas and ohl drilling site have been accused
of recklessly causing disruption by the company behind the operation.
Rathlin Energy is now seeking an injunction to remove them
The company, which is not c`rrying out any fracking, has also revealed
that it is applying to extend its operating license for a further two
As each week passes, the atmosphere at the Crawberry Hill protest camp
Campaigners have blocked the entrance to the drilling site
They also say they're going to resist every effort to remove them.
Given that this is an area of high value that is, to quote the
council, warrants protection, the only people who are protecthng this
area of the people who put that tower up. I support that.
The camp at Crawberry Hill was set up in early May alongside
a sister protest site at West Newton to the East of Hull.
At the beginning of July, more than 150 people took p`rt
in an anti`fracking protest march through the streets of Beverley
This week, Rathlin Energy said it was to apply for an extension of
That means, for the first time, the full implications of what they
propose to do here will be before the local residents. More
importantly, the elected melbers who importantly, the elected members
importantly, the elected melbers who will make a decision with the full
information available. Rathlin Energy is not fracking
at any of its sites and says it has If they want to protest that it is a
peaceful protest, I cannot see a problem. But Rathlin Energy have
been quite honest about what they are doing.
The worry is the long`term effects. The worry is the long`term dffects.
There have been problems in America. I am not convinced about thd
arguments against it. It is clear that the campaign is art
perhaps intending to be here for perhaps intending to be here for
years. In a strongly worded statement tonight, the comp`ny said
that the protesters had caused worry that the protesters had caused worry
and upset to local people and that the company was determined to get an
injunction to remove them from their land.
And this is another story we'd like your thoughts on.
Should the protestors be allowed to stay on the site or is the company
We find out who this former Hull City footballer was cheering
And from Cuba to East Yorkshire ` we meet Henry the giant roddnt,
thought to be the only one of his species in the UK.
Here is tonight's photograph. A lovely picture. Thank you for
sending that in. Tony Blackburn is celebrating 5
years in radio today as well. Another veteran unlike yourself.
Another veteran unlike yourself `` like yourself.
And you are on a radio Humbdrside tomorrow morning as well. Whll you
be up at that hour? A few changes tonight. We will lose
the mist and fog. It will mean a drop in temperatures. A lot of fine
weather. We have had a warm day today with very little cloud. That
westwards and it will continue to do westwards and it will continue to do
so overnight. Like other nights this week, there will be mist and fog
spreading inland and it will be uncomfortable in places.
in some areas. in some areas.
The sun will rise tomorrow `t 5:05am. The water in Skegness will
be at 6:35am. It will be a great start in some
places, but it will brighten up There could be some mist and fog at
the coast. Perhaps a bit more cloud as the day goes on. The sunshine may
be hazy. There will be pleasant, warl
There will be pleasant, warm temperatures. 26 degrees and a bit
fresher by the coast. The ads show could have `` be are playing a show
could have some mist and fog but will be bright on Sunday.
The north`westerly breeze whll bring the risk of some cloud, but
temperatures around average for the time of year. 21 Celsius.
You will be there from 10am until 12 on the radio.
What would you like? Somethhng on the radio.
What would you like? Something from What would you like? Something from
the 1920s? People living in the West End area
of Lincoln say they're being overwhelmed by the number of large
houses which have been converted More than a quarter are now classed
as houses of multiple occupancy which, according to people living
nearby, can be an eyesore and are Now they're demanding that
the council put a stop to any more. It is a popular residential area of
Lincoln, but with some houses falling into disrepair, the local
residents Association is calling for action. We filmed Gary having a walk
around his neighbourhood. Hd action. We filmed Gary having a walk
around his neighbourhood. He is around his neighbourhood. He is
concerned about the number of homes rented as houses form audible
occupation. 20% of the houses are now for
to get rid of these, but we see that to get rid of these, but we see that
we have many in the area now. Anymore will cause even more
problems than we have now. People living in this area what the
council to limit the amount of multiple tenancy properties that are
allowed here. Like similar schemes in Hull and Nottingham.
Steve is a letting agent with 6 rooms in the West End.
They are always the first ones to go. These students want to be near
the campus and the west end is the best for that.
about the number of these mtltiple about the number of these multiple
occupancy houses. What would you say?
They have always thought th`t say?
They have always thought th`t there is too much student accommodation in
the West End, but the larger houses are there. The investors have two
make their investments stack up and they only really stack up with the
larger houses. The University of Michigan say that
their students are engaged with the areas that they live `` University
of Lincoln, but the council are of Lincoln, but the council are
looking whether to cap the number of these multiple residency holes here.
We want to look at how well it is working in other authorities. We are
reviewing the position, our minds are still open.
That is good news for Gary who That is good news for Gary who
thinks that at cap would improve his community.
Thank you to everyone who got in touch
after we told you that road safety experts in Lincolnshire are worried
about a government decision to raise the speed limit for big lorries.
Roger got in touch via text, he says, "I suspect that thd
Thank you for all of your comments. People were saying that lorry
drivers drive faster than the speed limit.
In Rugby League, Hull FC threw away a 14 point lead against Castleford.
The Black and Whites are five points below the playoff places
Castleford scored three tries in the last 13 minutes.
Hull Kingston Rovers can close the gap on the sides
in the play off zone with a win at the London Broncos tomorrow.BBC
Radio Humberside will have live commentary of the game,
Lincoln's Lizzie Simmonds could move closer to a Commonwealth medal
tonight if she comes through the semifinal of her backstroke event.
Lizzie qualified this morning in the 100 metres and
our sports reporter Simon Clark is in Glasgow to see if she succeeds.
I think she definitely can make the final in this one. I would hazard a
guess that she has a chance of making the podium as well. This is
one of three events that she making the podium as well. This is
one of three events that shd is making the podium as well. This is
one of three events that shd is a in, the 100 metres tonight and the
50 metres. And her best event, the 200 metres backstroke.
The first of the heats. She is in lane five.
She has been into finals, so she knows what to do for qualifhcation.
knows what to do for qualification. Second in the heats, she is in a
position to get a place in the 00 position to get a place in the 100
metre final. The first one is always getting into
racing again. It was great to walk out onto the crowd. It was great to
hear them this morning. And a big weekend ahead for another
swimmer, Sophie Allen, in the breaststroke.
I have got rid of a lot of the illnesses. I have had the most
consistent block of training I have had, so hopefully I am back on
track. In the shooting gallery, Gerry
Berkley found it tough going. She finished 17th behind.
Now football fans of Hull City might Now football fans of Hull Chty might
remember this figure. It is the former striker Gerry Francis
watching his daughter playing netball for England.
It is these same as it was when I played. I want to see her doing
well. The hard work that she played. I want to see her doing
well. The hard work that shd has put well. The hard work that shd has put
in shows how well she is doing. well. The hard work that she has put
in shows how well she is doing. I am very proud.
Finally, Dan Coulter showed us his skills for his adopted nation
Scotland. But they were beaten by South Africa in a tighter m`tch
Scotland. But they were beaten by South Africa in a tighter match than
South Africa in a tighter m`tch than the score suggests.
Great to see Kevin again, he the score suggests.
Great to see Kevin again, hd is the score suggests.
Great to see Kevin again, he is now Great to see Kevin again, hd is now
a policeman in Canada. It is a `` it has been four years since he saw
a policeman in Canada. It is a `` it has been four years since hd saw his
daughter in action, Surrey great reunion for them.
The athletics stars early on Sunday. Watch out for Alex on the hammer, he
will start on the 28th lookhng to will start on the 28th lookhng to
equal his father's record of getting a gold medal. Lots to look forward
to in glorious Glasgow. Now, it is an unusual looking
creature, but it could be the only one of its kind in the country. This
giant rodent comes from Cuba and giant rodent comes from Cub` and
today it's owners have spoken to giant rodent comes from Cuba and
today it's owners have spokdn to the today it's owners have spoken to the
programme to try and see if anyone else in the UK has one.
In the village of Pollington, it is all hands on deck. Welcome to the
hectic world of Helen. She is all hands on deck. Welcome to the
hectic world of Helen. She hs the owner of a safari that takes unusual
animals on the road so that children can learn about them. Every part of
her garden has its own resident, her garden has its own resident,
from this skunk, this armadhllo her garden has its own resident
from this skunk, this armadhllo the meerkats, and Molly the polecat.
Helen has a lot of unusual creatures here, like these raccoon dogs. But
there is one animal whether they are wondering if he is the country.
His name is Henry. With long claws and a strong bite, he likes to eat a
lot. Especially peanuts. He looks like a cross between a beaver and a
like a cross between a beavdr and a brat. But, in fact, he is neither.
He is from Cuba. They are a rodent. You can see from
his long nails that he is good at climbing. He would do anything
his long nails that he is good at climbing. He would do anythhng for
his long nails that he is good at climbing. He would do anything for a
peanut. He loves them. In the wild, they would eat leaves and wd give
they would eat leaves and we give them were low. He would eat the bark
of trees. If he is just talking he of trees. If he is just talking, he
squeaks. If he is annoyed, he squeaks louder. Yes.
But his previous family have squeaks louder. Yes.
But his previous family havd now all bred out, so the question is whether
he is the only one left in this country.
We do not know if there are any. country.
We do not know if there are any We would like to find out if there has
`` if anyone else has one in the UK. For now, he likes getting attention.
But it would be nice to find out if he really is on his own in the UK.
Giant rodent news. Here are the main headlines.
UK manufacturing is recoverhng as new figures show
the economy has grown bigger than it was before the financial cr`sh.
After a week long search, police arrest John Heald,
wanted in connection with the murder of guest house owner
A grey start for some, brightening for another largely fine
day, though a little more cloud will tend to develop and the coast could
That is 79 Fahrenheit. Talking about the shortage of GPs
and getting GPs to come to Yorkshire, many people getting
and getting GPs to come to Yorkshire, many people getthng in
Yorkshire, many people getting in touch.
Carroll says my practice has been trying for two years to retain
Carroll says my practice has been trying for two years to ret`in to
trying for two years to retain to GPs here in Bridlington. It has been
impossible, they do not stay. The longest lasted eight months and was
newly qualified. Emily says that the National Health
Service seems to be on a life`support system with hospitals
and practices falling apart. If the doctors are trained here by
our NHS than they should be made to work here in the UK for a minimum of
work here in the UK for a mhnimum of five years when they qualify.
five years when they qualifx. Thank you for those. We would love
to hear is more comments. Have a to hear is more comments. H`ve a
good weekend. See one Monday good night.
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