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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.
A ?15 billion plan to improve northern transport links is
announced ` Hull is urged to get involved.
It's really important that Hull plays an important role in the
Northern economy by connecting into some of these mainstream fast
routes. A man is arrested after crashing his
car through a fence at Humberside It would have housed thousands
of chickens ` now plans for a giant poultry farm
are rejected in Sleaford. I've been getting reaction to a
decision over a controversial development.
And we take a special look at the impact World War One had
Some heavy rain to come overnight, but it should brighten up tomorrow.
A ?15 billion proposal to improve transport links across the North
of England will benefit East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
That's according to Hull City Council, which is supporting
a bid by five northern cities to improve road and rail routes.
But one MP has accused the other cities `
which include Leeds and Manchester ` of not inviting Hull to the party.
More from our political editor, Tim Iredale.
Travelling across the North of England can often be
It's a familiar tale for these drivers. Time is money. Everyday we
have trucks delivering products for Liverpool Manchester. Our trucks can
be stuck in traffic jams for over an hour.
The One North report unveiled today has been compiled
by five leading northern cities ` Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds,
They want ?15 billion spent on transport improvements
across the North over the next 15 years, including better
road and rail links between the major population centres.
The proposals are supported by Hull City Council.
How will improved links in Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool benefit
Hull? It gets people moving, goods and people. Some of the journey
times and abysmal, stream trains could do it faster.
trains come to Hull? Your Mac it might be a time coming. Only last
Some fear those five big cities will get the lion 's share of the
funding. One think tank believes Hull must be prepared to piggy bank
on the success of its northern neighbours. It needs to connect into
some of these mainstream, fast routes. It's not a backwater, but it
needs to make sure it's probably plugged in and connected to the
places where the most rapid growth is taking place. George Osborne
today said he wanted to create a northern powerhouse that would rival
the City of London, but many will argue that any new government
investment should be equally divided from the Mersey to the Humber.
I spoke to Hull North MP Diana Johnson, who gave me her
There's lots of very welcome proposals about improving the
transport infrastructure across the north, but it's disappointing that
Hull is not in there. The reason why it isn't included is because they
are as self`selecting group, they are the core cities, the big cities
of the North. So they don't want Hull? They've decided they are the
big cities and they will put forward what were ` what they want to see.
It's very short`sighted of them not to include Hull. So we aren't
invited to the party. We are making a very strong case as to why we
should be at that party. We have the renewables industry in Hull, city of
culture status, one of the busiest ports. Hull isn't very good at
pushing itself forwards. Ed Cox says it's up to Hull to get involved and
push themselves forward. He's probably right, we need to make a
stronger case for wide Hull needs to be in that core group of cities
across the North. The regeneration and the renaissance of the North
depends... How can we talk about the importance of East West if the port
of East is missed out? You're right, that's why... It's up to the council
now. It's not just about the council. The council have a very
strong role to play. Lord Haskins has. The MPs in this area are all
banging the drum to make sure the Humber is part of this. Are we a
Premier League city on not? Of course we are, we are in the
football Premier League! Why aren't we part of this group? You must be
hacked off. I'm not. You should be. They can't do this without Hull.
They are doing it without us. This is a proposal. There's lots of
reference to the Humber ports, the M`16 to add the train lines. They
recognised part of that, but we need to be part of the big picture for
the North. Good to see you, thank you. It's got everyone talking
today. Diana Johnson mentioned Lord Haskins
there ` I will be talking to him Meanwhile, you might have a view
on this story. Do you think Hull and this area
needs to more to be included in In a moment ` lights go out
across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, as the area remembers
the start of World War One. It would have homed over half
a million chickens and supplied one of Lincolnshire's biggest food
processors, but plans for an industrial scale chicken farm have
been rejected by North Kesteven District Council despite the plans
being recommended for approval. This is one of the reasons why.
Hundreds of people living locally who lodged their objections. The
plans for an industrial scale chicken farm near Sleaford. The
plans which were approved in theory by the planning officers at the
District Council. They recommended that this development wouldn't have
a significant visual impairment. The people behind me today disagreed. 29
councillors voted against these plans. Two abstained on the basis of
its visual impact. We were influenced slightly by the number of
heartfelt protestations that we've had about possible smell, noise, all
sorts of things. We balanced it against the economic development,
the number of jobs. At the end of the day, it came down to the fact we
felt it was the wrong place. It's not just the visual impact of this
development which concerned residents and councillors alike.
There were also fears about an increasing number of HGV G`Mac which
could clog up the nearby road network. They would have to access
the site on an existing farm track which would be upgraded and that
added other concerns because a popular cycle route between Sleaford
and Lessing was used by a lot of schoolchildren. Forward Teva reason
people objected, there were many relieved to see them rejected.
Chicken farms per se, fine, it was the position. The position is to
close. It's almost as if an area has been picked. What will cause the
most disruption? The fundamental reason why I was against it was the
location and the visual impact it has on the area. Who misses out in
this decision? My Park is a chicken processor. They are one of the
region's biggest employers and they wanted the chickens from this farm
so they could expand production and employment or staff locally. We'll
have to wait and see if they appealed the decision. A second
proposal for a nano aerobic digester which would have turned that chicken
waste into biogas has been deferred so we'll have to watch closely to
see if that gets permission in the future. Thank you very much indeed.
We'll continue to follow the story. A typhoon
from RAF Coningsby was scrambled to escort a Qatar Airways plane into
Manchester airport this afternoon. The pilot had reported concerns
about a possible device on board. A man has been arrested on suspicion
of making a hoax bomb threat after A man's been arrested after crashing
a stolen car through the perimeter The airport say there was no threat
to passenger safety What happened here at around 8:45am
we don't know. Humberside Police are investigating, but we know a car
struck perimeter fencing at the end of Humberside airport. There is the
end of the runway and this is the per fencing, which has been
damaged. And the remains of a car thought to be a black Renault Clio,
which continued on. You can see tyre tracks into a field. Eyewitnesses
awoke to hear the sound of sirens. We live 400 yards away from the end
of the runway and we woke up to quite a large police presence. The
police helicopter was at the end of the runway, which isn't normal. A
large fire engine and lots of people. What could you see had
happened to the car? We saw the car in the field. Humberside Police have
said they've arrested a 39`year`old man in connection with the incident.
It follows a burglary in Grimsby this morning and the theft of a car.
But the authorities here at the airport are keen to point out
there's been no operational disruption today and all this took
place a long way from the passenger terminal.
The sister of a man who died while in police custody says she's
unhappy at the way the investigation into events
Christopher Alder died at Hull's Queens Garden station in 1998.
His body was believed to have been buried in 2000, but found
Humberside Police is investigating whether his body was used
15 people working for Hull city council received more
than ?100,000 a year ` the largest number of any council in Yorkshire.
Hull City Council say the figures from the TaxPayers'
Alliance are misleading and they're reducing 40 managements posts.
A ?100 million development near Boston which will feature
a football stadium and new homes could move a step closer
Supporters say it will help create 500 jobs.
Opponents says it's in the wrong location.
We'll be live in Boston at our late bulletin tonight. Thank you for
watching. We take a special look at the impact
World War One had on Skegness. And I'm with Scunthorpe United as
they prepare for league one. Keep your photos coming in. This is
old timbers by the Humber. Taken by Keith Drury. Let's get the forecast.
Some good news. We were expecting it to be very wet tomorrow, but a lot
of the rain will affect us tonight. Tomorrow it will be a wet start to
the day, but it should brighten up nicely with the rain clearing to the
north`east. You can see how that front is pushing away on the
pressure chart and Thursday looks like a decent day. A few showers
tomorrow and a decent day on Thursday. We have seen more cloud
spreading from the West this afternoon so a pleasant morning,
cloudy afternoon and quite showery in places, particularly south of the
Humber. This evening, a few showers, but later in the night this band of
rain pushes up from the south`west. It will be heavy and persistent in
places. It will be a warm and humid night. An uncomfortable night to
come. The sun will rise at 5:24am and set at 8:50pm. As we go through
tomorrow, we start the day on a wet note. The heavy rain will clear away
slowest to do so for the Lincolnshire coast, where it could
linger until early afternoon, but brightening up elsewhere. Sunny
spells through the course of the day. Scattered showers and it will
be a little breezy than it has been today. Sunshine and a few showers
and warm once again. Temperatures getting up to around 22 23 Celsius.
On Thursday, there will be unsettled conditions. Should be largely dry.
Turning showery with more persistent rain later on Friday. Not too bad
for Saturday. One of the National forecasters said this week is
difficult to forecast. Why do you think they've sent him away? We've
got you in instead. He's out of the country! See you tomorrow.
When the First World War broke out in 1914, the resort
of Skegness was just becoming a popular holiday destination.
The conflict brought that to an abrupt end and Skegness was
But as Caroline Bilton reports, salvation arrived from Scotland.
A day at the seaside in the early 1900s.
Resorts like Skegness were becoming the place to take a break `
the development of the railways brought people flocking
to get a taste of that ?bracing sea air? as depicted in the famous
People were relocating here from the Midlands. People were moving here to
set up business. It wasn't just the tourists. They came here to make
money. But then war broke out `
the trains were now used for troops, Skegness was in danger
of closing down. But the council had a plan `
Skegness could be used to offer billeting to soldiers `
something Southport had done They can earn up to ?15,000 a week
in income and this was going to be a huge saviour to Skegness. There was
political desperation. How do you keep this new seaside resort
functioning? And in November of 1914 the saviour
came in the form of Lord Lovat Their role was to protect
the east coast from invasion. The Lovat troops spent their time
digging trenches and laying miles of wire entanglements and trip wires
along the sand ` all in an effort to delay the enemy should they ever
attack, and on December 16th, 1914, that threat of invasion came closer
to home than many would have liked. For the Lovat troops,
Skegness was seen as one of Concerts and dances were laid on for
them and the luxurious Vine Hotel A bizarre change for the people of
Skegness that these guys wearing kilts, dancing, they weren't used
men dancing, and bringing these customs.
So the First World War brought a taste
of the Highlands to Lincolnshire and it?s thanks in part to the
Lovat Scouts that Skegness survived its fledgling years to grow into
Some of your pictures of the lights out coming up later.
A major tourist attraction on the Lincolnshire coast has gone
Fantasy Island at Ingoldmells will continue to operate as normal
while the company's financial position is reviewed.
The administrators say no job losses are expected.
The Deep in Hull has been voted the ninth best aquarium in Europe.
The arrival of the Jentoo penguins has coincided with over a quarter of
It's the only one in Britain to make the top ten.
Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox says he's confident that
his team can take their promotion`winning form
The Iron are preparing for their first game
Our reporter Phillip Norton has been at their training ground
Kick`off, the World Cup has been and gone. Transfers and loans have been
secured, while the sun is still shining it's been a very different
summer for us Wilcox, his first with managerial duties. More work, more
phone calls, especially agents trying to bring players into the
football club, but it's been enjoyable. Very privileged to be a
manager. Have you had a break yourself? Went to Cyprus for a week
with the family and that's it. All guns blazing after that, preparing
for league one. Last season saw his side go on a record`breaking 28 game
unbeaten run. It clinched them promotion to league one and sparked
celebrations across North Lincolnshire. With last season's top
scorer Sam Winnall sold to Barnsley over the summer, are they confident
of taking their form upper`level? He's a loss to the club, but the
players I've got, Dion Burton, Paddy Madden and I've brought in Lyle
Taylor from Sheffield United, they will play a key role this season.
Optimistic? You have to be at the start of the season. From what the
chairman has done in the summer and what the manager has brought in,
we've got a right to be. Wilcox says a good start to the season is key.
The team and the fans are looking forward to a new challenge. We are
excited, you have to be. The fixtures come out and they are
always exciting. You are going to lovely stadiums, Bramall Lane this
year and a lot of local derbies, Barnsley and Doncaster. We are
excited as a football club. We are confident as well. We won't fear
league one, but it will be tougher. How does the season look for all of
our teams? We've just heard from... We've just seen Scunthorpe United
there, they're away at Swindon Town on Saturday, but other key dates
for the diary include the derby with Doncaster Rovers on October
4th, while that anticipated trip to Bramall Lane to play Sheffield
United is on 28th December. Our non`league sides also kick
off this weekend in the newly named Grimsby Town are
the first side to play with an early kick`off on Saturday away
at Bristol Rovers, who dropped out As for Lincoln City,
they start at Sincil Bank by hosting But the big Lincolnshire derby
between the Mariners and the Imps will take place on September 9th
and December 28th. Peter, you'll be guaranteed
some Vanarama drama. Certainly will be some drama if
you're involved! Tickets for Hull City's second round
European match at the KC Stadium Tigers could only manage
a goalless draw against AS Trencin in Slovakia last week after
Tom Huddlestone missed a penalty. They'll be looking
for the home crowd to give them Thanks for the messages
about a Lincoln hospital chaplain ` who's gay ` who wants the Church
of England to urgently examine why Let's take a look at some
of your thoughts. Lovely message from Angela, thank
you for that, and thank you for all of them.
Last night, to mark the 100`year anniversary of Britain entering
the First World War, lights were put out at churches, war memorials
and public buildings across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Just a single light or candle was left to commemorate those
Thousands of people attended large and small remembrance events,
In Skegness, the lights went out, the hour was frozen.
A poigniant reminder of the moment Britain went to war
Kids need to remember what the generations went through.
People that went to war were only kids like them.
To get slaughtered on the Somme, terrible.
In Sleaford, only candles burnt in St Deny's Church, where 200 people
# And they sent us away to the war. #
It was a gesture repeated across the country to mark
In response to the news the then Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey,
said the lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them
And what followed was among the deadliest conflicts
There were 37 million military and civilian casualties in total.
In Beverley it was a time to reflect on the scale of the loss.
It's vital that the people remember
In a town like Beverley where 441 men died, out of a population
It's a stark message for a loss of a generation.
After an hour the lights came back on,
but those who marked the centenary hope the horrors and sacrifices
of World War One are never forgotten.
Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines
The Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi resigns over the
conflict in Gaza ` saying she can no longer support the government.
As a ?15 billion plan is announced to improve Northern
transport links, Hull MP Diana Johnson tells
Look North the city needs to make more of an effort to get involved.
Tomorrow's weather ` a wet start with heavy spells of rain, mainly
Drier and brighter later, with sunny spells and scattered showers.
A response on the northern powerhouse, some of these are quite
negative. Hull is any as good as the MPs and they need to shout loud and
clear that we should be included in the plans. David says how can Hull
begin to compare with those five cities? Ian says Hull not invited to
the party because it is a road to nowhere. One road in, one road out,
one rail line in and one rail line out. Why would they want to include
us? We are stuck in the past. I told you they were a bit negative. Alan
says, put some huge gates across the road and let's see how all the
wagons get to the Hull docs. We'll be talking more on this so keep your
thoughts coming in. Join me later. Good night.
We don't tend to use the bathroom together here.
I leave the ashram, travel halfway across the world to find my father,
Oh, well. As Vashrati says, gotta keep smiling!