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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.

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The chaplain who's been told he won't be promoted

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In Christian terms, it?s far better to be married than

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cohabiting with somebody or living, as the Church would put, in sin.

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On the anniversary of World War One, the play remembering eight brothers

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I am live in Sleaford where preparations are being made to turn

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out the lights to remember those killed in World War I.

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The Ukrainian woman being sent back to her war`torn homeland despite her

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Singing in the rain ` thousands attend a music festival

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A Lincolnshire Chaplain has accused the Church of England

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of being "behind the curve" by blocking his job promotion

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Earlier this year, Canon Jeremy Pemberton became the first Church

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of England clergyman to take part in a gay marriage ceremony.

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He's now called on church leaders to urgently examine the decision

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by the acting Bishop for Southwell and Nottingham to refuse him

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England's greatest controversies. Gay marriage became legal in England

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and Wales earlier this year. And Canon Jeremy Pemberton, who

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works in Lincolnshire, was the first Church of England clergyman to marry

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a man, his long`term partner Laurence Cunningham. But now it

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But now it seems the marriage has cost him a job.

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He was offered the role of chaplain and bereavement manager at the

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Trust in Nottinham, but the offer was withdrawn after the Bishop

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refused to grant him a licence in the area. Speaking from abroad,

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Canon Pemberton gave me his reaction.

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I think the Church of England is clearly behind the curve in relation

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to where society is, because I think for most people ` not everybody,

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some people don't like the idea of same`sex marriage ` but most people

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regard it as a completely uncontroversial thing now, I think.

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In a statement, the Right Reverend Richard Inwood, the acting Bishop

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Pemberton currently works as a hospital chaplain, we asked if

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people minded having a gay man in the clergy.

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Just personally, I don't particularly like it. No. Why should

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anyone? It's 2014. And some within the church are

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calling for a change in attitude. It's really important lesbian and

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gay couples, priests within the church should marry, should commit

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themselves to each other, should legalise their relationship, and of

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course in Christian terms, it's far better to be married than to be

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cohabiting with someone or to be living, as the church would put it,

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It's really important lesbian and gay couples, priests within the

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encouraging gay people to do. Canon Pemberton says he will

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continue with his role in Lincolnshire, but wants church

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better to be married than to be cohabiting with someone or to be

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in Lincolnshire, but wants church leaders to look again

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Earlier I spoke with Andrew Marsh from the group Christian Concern,

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which campaigns to see Britain return to the Christian faith. I

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asked him whether Jeremy Pemberton was wrong to marry his partner if he

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situation, but it is important to remember it is one entirely of Canon

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Pemberton's making. God is clear, the Bible is clear, the church

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teaching is clear and the House of Bishops in their statement this

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February also very clear that being a minister in the Church of England

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is not compatible with entering into a same`sex marriage.

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says the church is behind the curve on this one. Is he right? On the

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contrary. I think on this, society is behind the curve. What we've seen

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in this country in recent decades is the steady but deliberate

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dismantling of different aspects of marriage, and this has been a

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regressive rather than a progressive step. We are in 2014 now, and views

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are very different. Even the bishops can't agree on this one, can they?

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There is a great division. The critical thing to recognise is it is

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not the role of the church to follow up every trend in society. The

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church belongs to God and its first responsibility is to listen to him

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society, and the good news of rescue from death and judgement and broken

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relationships to society. Part of that good pattern God gives because

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The church belongs to God and its first responsibility is to

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he loves us is that marriage is between a man and woman.

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So if you are a gay or lesbian working as a Church of

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England chaplain at the moment in the health service and you try

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moving, is the same thing going to happen? Well, I think the Bishop of

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Southwell and Nottingham is to be commended for taking a sad decision,

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but one that is entirely right in the circumstances. Canon Pemberton

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was clearly aware of the situation of the position of the House of

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Bishops. Provocatively, sad to say, deliberately, he has gone ahead with

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that. As I say, one bishop said that and then the Bishop of Lincoln

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Well, I think the Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham is to

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The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham is to be commended on

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taking this decision, sad as it is. It does raise the question of what

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Canon Pemberton was clearly aware of the situation of the position

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will happen and whether the Bishop of

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Lincoln will take the action that is necessary to ensure clarity and

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Let us know what you think of this story. Is the church right to deny

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Jeremy Pemberton a job in Nottinghamshire when he's doing the

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People across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are preparing to

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mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

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In the Lincolnshire village of Freesthorpe, a special play has been

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Eight brothers from the Beechey family went to war,

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Our arts correspondent Anne`Marie Tasker watched the performance.

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Right, then, lads! How about those uniforms, eh?

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Imagining the moment when the eight Beechey brothers signed up for a war

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In their home village of Friesthorpe,

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a play has been performed, telling the story of their sacrifice.

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Their father Thomas Beechey was the rector here.

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His granddaughter's photos show him with his 14 children

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Five were killed in horrific circumstances.

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I think one died on the wire, was on the wire all night.

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But now their story's being told once more and watched by villagers

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The audience literally follow the Beechey family on their journey

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through the village from the realisation that the brothers

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would go to war, to the horror of becoming one of only a handful

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After watching the Beechey brothers march away to

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I have got two sons who, had I been around during the war,

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they would have gone to war on probably not come back, as well.

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You can relate to that mother just so easily.

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And to mark the event, the bells of the tiny parish church

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were repaired to ring out for the first time in 100 years.

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It is lovely to have the bells ringing.

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Of course, bells fall silent during wartime.

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I suppose it's particularly fitting that they should be ringing

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In the shadow of a World War I plane, just three brothers returned.

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A story of loss and grief felt by thousands of families,

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And you can hear the play serialised from tomorrow

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Leaving Home is on the Melvyn Prior show from tomorrow until Friday.

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The show starts at nine o'clock in the morning.

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Tonight, lights will go out at churches, war memorials,

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public buildings and even Skegness illuminations, with just a single

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light or candle left to commemorate those who died in battle.

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Among the places joining the commemorations is Sleaford,

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How will they be remembering those lost in the First World War?

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Well, Peter, here, they will be turning out the lights at ten

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o'clock was just a single candle burning, the gesture at the Royal

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British Legion hope will be repeated in a million homes across the

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country. Lincoln Cathedral will join them. In Beverley, there will be a

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special service. In Skegness, the illuminations will be switched off.

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The clock will be frozen at ten o'clock, to encourage people to take

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time to remember those who died in World War I. The surface here will

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be led by the Reverend Philip Johnson, who is the vicar of

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Sleaford. Very much mixed emotions, you are expecting.

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At the beginning of the war, a huge range of emotions. Young men full of

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adventure and excitement, anticipation of going off to war,

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expecting to be home by Christmas. Parents left behind wondering

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whether they would see their sons again. We want to reflect that range

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of emotions. That loss was felt very keenly in

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Sleaford. It was. Homes and families were

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touched across the time. Thank you very much. There will be

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music tonight, poetry readings and this marker here. It is the marker

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from an unknown soldier who died in World War I. The service will

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commemorate all 750,000 lives that were lost during World War I.

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Police are continuing to question a 27`year`old man in connection with

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A 46`year`old man remains in hospital with life threatening

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injuries, after the incident on Saturday at the Rutland Arms.

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Police want anyone who saw the incident around six o'clock

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A million`pound scheme to protect homes in Louth

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Anglian Water says it's installing larger sewers in parts

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of the town to give more protection to homes and businesses.

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The work should be completed next year.

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It's understood that talks have begun with

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Lincolnshire County Council over the future of local libraries. There's

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been a long campaign to save the service.

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Last month, a High Court Judge ruled that the

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council unlawfully decided to hand the libraries over to volunteers.

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Greenwich Leisure, a not`for`profit company,

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is believed to have met with representatives from the authority

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A Ukrainian woman married to a British man from Lincolnshire has

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been told by the Government that she must return to her war`torn

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homeland. Halyna Ward married her husband Michael a year ago. She

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currently lives with him in Binbrook on a tourist visa, but after appeals

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to remain were declined, the Home Office says she'll be removed if she

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doesn't leave voluntarily. Phillip Norton reports.

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Halyna and Michael met three years ago and married in May last year.

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She last entered the UK on a tourist visa but now faces a return home,

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to a war torn separatist held area of the Ukraine, after appeals to

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She can apply for a sparse Visa but it has to be applied for from her

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home country. My house, ten miles,

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there is shooting everywhere. Go out from that area with

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children and families. The separatists view people

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from outside, even from the Kiev My wife's lived

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in that town all her life. Everyone knows her,

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they know about me. They know that I am her husband,

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so it will be extremely dangerous Much of this is about the timing of

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the unrest in the Ukraine. The Home Office told them she could return to

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a part of the country away from the conflict.

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At the situation in the Ukraine not being what it is now, they would

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have considered going back and making a further application. What

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they were saying in this case was the situation is such that we need

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you to consider this case here, because we can't go back to our home

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town. The couple have the support of the MP and a 200 signature

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petition. In a statement, The Home Office said these applications are

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considered on their individual merits, including compelling and

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compassionate circumstances and in line with immigration rules. No date

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has been given for Halyna to leave the country. The couple are hoping

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for a further review by the government.

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This is another story we'd like your thoughts on.

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Is the Home Office right to insist that

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Mrs Ward be sent back to the Ukraine or, from a humanitarian point

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of view, should she be allowed to stay with her husband in Binbrook?

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Hull Kingston Rovers lose their captain and possibly their chance

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Thousands dodge the rain showers for a music festival in Hull.

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Healing Station at Dusk taken by Steve McLoughlin.

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Another picture tomorrow. Another picture Monday night at the same

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time. I mean Tuesday night. Do you need to lie down?

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I have not forgiven you for calling me a Jaffa cake.

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I do not know what you mean. I meant they are tasty and nice.

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I will let you off. And rather orange. I hope you made

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the most of the sunshine today to top up your time, Peter. There will

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be a bit more cloud developing tomorrow through the afternoon. Into

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Wednesday, is very deep area of low pressure will push up from the South

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West and bring some heavy rain. They could be the odd light shower about

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now. You would be unlikely to catch one. Most places enjoying a fine and

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to the deck. And plenty of sunshine. It looks like a fine night, dry with

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long clear spells. Temperatures may slip back to around ten or 11

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degrees. Tomorrow morning, a bit of a chilly start, especially compared

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with recent days, but are largely dry morning with sunny spells. A bit

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more cloud developing from the West. Most places will stay dry. Warm is

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the theme through the rest of the week. Temperatures tomorrow getting

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up to 22 or 23. 22 is 72 Fahrenheit. An unsettled day on Wednesday. An

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area of low pressure pushing up from the south`west, with heavy rain at

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times. It looks like says they will be a pleasant day with a light

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breeze and sunshine. There may be more persistent rain on Friday.

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I understand his Lordship is on holiday and we have you for a stint.

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Three weeks. Three weeks?

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I will be nicer to you. Normally, he takes six.

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Hull Kingston Rovers skipper Josh Hodgson has accepted

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Hodgson, who began his career at Hull FC,

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Here's our sports reporter Simon Clark with more.

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This is what Josh Hodgson has been doing to catch the eye in Australia.

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He joins a growing number of English players over there.

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But yesterday, he could do nothing to stop Widnes in a game billed

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Widnes outscored the Robins two tries to one in the first half, Kris

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It failed to improve for Chris Chester's side

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in the second half, Widnes scoring again before Jason Chan put the

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On Friday, both Hull FC and and St Helen's paid tribute to

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their former player Steve Prescott, who died last year aged 39.

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Hull then set about eating the leaders

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Richard Hall and Tom Lineham gave Hull a half`time lead,

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and they held on to secure victory by 19 to 12, but still face a battle

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Lincoln City have revealed their new kit ahead of the first

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They're returning to the traditional red and white

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They'll face Kidderminster Harriers at Sincil Bank on Saturday.

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If we can steer clear of injuries, we think we've got a decent 14,

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15 players, really, that can have a decent run at it this season.

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The atmosphere in the changing room's really good.

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Hopefully, there'll be a big buzz around the club this

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The Butterfly Hospice in Boston is about to welcome

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Thanks to everyone who's been in touch after we told you about

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the work which has started to build a multi`million pound entertainment

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Tourism bosses say the new attraction will bring extra

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visitors and help it compete with other British resorts, we asked what

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The Butterfly Hospice in Boston is about to welcome

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its first patients after standing empty for more than three years.The

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six`bed unit was formally opened by the Princess Royal back

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in 2011 after more than a decade of public fund`raising.

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It will provide end of life and respite care for adults with

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A special visitor from Canada has been preparing

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for a once`in`a`lifetime flight this afternoon.

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Here it is on the runway at Hamilton, Ontario,

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It's one of only two remaining Lancaster bombers.

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It's normally on display at the Canadian Heritage Warplane

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Musem, but this weekend will fly in to meet the Lancaster of the

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This is a once`in`a`lifetime opportunity. There are only two

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flying Lancaster is in the wild. We are fortunate enough to have one of

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them, and the other one is the one coming over from Canada. It really

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will be something that is very unlikely to be repeated.

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We will be following that. Around 30,000 people filled

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Hull's Fruit Market at the weekend It's the third time

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the festival has taken place. More than 150 different acts

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performed over 11 stages ` many in pouring rain `

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as Jill Archbold reports. The true test of a British

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music festival, This year's Humber Street Sesh

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passed as 30,000 people were not I have come

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as a designated washer`upper. It's the third time

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the Fruit Market has played It's hard to believe these were

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the scenes last year when Despite charging a small entry

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fee for the first time, many were I mean, you don't have to pay

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big bands big money like they do Everyone in Hull goes to Leeds

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Festival or different cities for a similar experience `

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and why go to a different city when It's the success of events like

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this one which helped Hull secure This time around proved

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the crowds will support the city's festivals,

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whatever the weather. Let's get a recap of the

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national and regional headlines. A day

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of commemoration is held across the UK to mark 100 years since Britain

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entered the First World War. A Lincolnshire chaplain accuses

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the Church of England of being "behind the curve"

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by blocking his job promotion What are we expecting this evening

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in Lincolnshire? At ten o'clock, the lights will be

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turned out here in Sleaford. A single candle will be left burning.

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It is part of the gesture that will be repeated across the country to

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remember those that died in World War I. There will be music, poetry

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and remembrance of the 132 men who lost their lives from Sleaford. It

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will be a service that is reflected on many parts of East Yorkshire and

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Lincolnshire tonight. Thank you.

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A big response on the story of Chaplin Jeromy Pemberton.

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I wonder if a good lawyer could prosecute the church? If anybody

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else used such discrimination, they would become law. Somebody else

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said, it is not normal. Sarah said, I am sick of religion being used to

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explain away and excuse closed minded bigotry. Gena says, the

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church needs to change its new on gay marriage, the Bible was written

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2000 years ago when gay marriage was not the norm, how can society today

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be expected to follow an outdated text and no longer relevant? Thank

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you for those and for watching. Join me later. Goodbye.

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