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very much. That's all from the BBC News at Six. Goodbye from me. On

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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines:

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Banks leave our high streets and are replaced by payday lenders and

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Abused as a teenager ` now this woman wants a change in the law to

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stop abusers living near to their victims.

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He is over the road and carrying on as if nothing has happened. I was

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home alone and terrified. The oil worker from Hull trapped

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in Iraq as fighting spreads There are tens of thousands of

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refugees. All the clients of my company have left.

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The scarecrow traffic cop who's slowing down motorists through a

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And why villages want the scarecrow to stay put.

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And we've got the Lincolnshire sausage and Grimsby's smoked fish `

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now Beverley wants its own famous food.

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That special food is the Beverley bun.

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The closure of bank branches in poorer, urban areas, in cities

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and towns like Hull and Scunthorpe, means there are now as many pay day

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lenders and pawnbrokers on the high street as traditional banks.

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New, unpublished research shows Hull has lost a fifth

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of its bank branches in the last decade and they're being replaced

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by alternative lenders, like the Money Shop and Cash Converters.

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Our business correspondent Sarah Corker has had exclusive

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The big banks have been shutting up shop on the high street for decades.

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A trend put down to our changing banking habits

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More of us are choosing to do everyday banking on mobile phones.

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On the move from just about everywhere. 30% of us are doing

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this, regularly visiting the bank branch.

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Research shows the big banks are pulling out of poorer, low`income

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You have less affluent communities. They do not buy as many products and

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they are less profitable for banks. We are getting the segmentation of

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the high Street where we have affluent high Street with bank

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branches and less affluent ones where you have payday lenders.

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In the last decade, the city has lost 21% of it's bank branches.

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New research shows there are now nearly as many alternative lenders,

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like the Money Shop or Cash Converters ` as traditional banks.

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While in Lincoln, there's been a 10% increase in branches.

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Three and a half banks to every alternative lender.

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We open a new bank every few weeks. We have no call centres and

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customers deal with us here. They can bring us and get straight

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through to us. But for those

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on the very lowest incomes ` I did use them, but I was regretting

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it. I used them once one I was desperate. I got a ?25 loan. Did you

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not go to a traditional bank. I was 16 at the time. The banks dispute

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that they have lost that abandon customers. They will always be the

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cornerstone of our business. I only know of one closure in the area.

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The banks say they only close underused branches `

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but the reality for some is that these higher cost lenders are

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Richard Griffiths is from the Consumer Finance

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Association, the organisation which represents pay day loan companies,

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Do you accept that the lack of banks is pushing people to payday lenders

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where the interest is higher? Payday lenders provide a different range of

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services. You could not build you get a small amount of money for a

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short time. And they have their stores in the local communities.

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That is a good thing because they offer different products and

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services services through those stores. They also offer foreign

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exchange as well. Are they prospering on the back of people who

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are in difficulties, down on their luck, preying on those who are in

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debt? Absolutely not. The point of this is that they are responsible

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lenders. They are all regulated and there I whole new set of rules.

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There will also be a cab on the amount of interest that they will be

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allowed to charge from next year. `` there will also be a limit. Do your

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customers see the payday companies as a devil, or a life`saver? The

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vast majority of people do repay their loans on time. So for many

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people it is a lifeline. But for others, and more in the past, people

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may have got into difficulties with their loans because they could not

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afford it. That is happening less and less because the lenders are

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doing more rigorous affordability checks. Just because you apply for a

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loan, you will not necessarily get one. From next year, it is expected

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payday lenders will have a limit and will be more tightly regulated. Do

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you welcome that? Absolutely. It is something that we put in place with

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our members. A higher set of standards, affordability checks, the

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limit to a number of times that people could roll over their loans

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so we could not become a long`term debt. We have figures on the number

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of people in hull`macro are `` you are waiting to repay, do you not

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find people regret their loans? No, our customers have a high level of

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satisfaction. That will only increase. We want to make sure that

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people can repair it because it is good for their business and also it

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is good for customers. Thank you very much, Mr Griffiths.

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Why do you think the number of bank branches is declining

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Have you ever used these alternative lenders?

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Do you think mainstream banks need to more flexible

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Maybe you have thoughts on that. Get in touch.

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Inspired by volunteers who helped with the

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London Olympics ` the ambassadors welcoming visitors to Bridlington.

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A man from Hull says he's trapped in Iraq while Islamic militants

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Kristian Nicholson's passport was confiscated by police

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The 39`year`old father of three says he fears for his safety

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and has asked the British government to step in to help him return home.

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For those staying prayers for the safety of Irbil.

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The oil capital of northern Iraq, now facing attack from Islamic

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State forces which have been advancing towards it from the West.

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But it's here that Hull oil worker Kristian Nicholson is trapped `

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unable to leave without a passport, confiscated

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because he faces court for being involved in a fatal car accident.

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It should not have taken several months over a road accident which

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was not my fold. The town is like a ghost town. There is nobody year.

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But for Kristian's family it's been a year of Skype`only contact.

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News headlines creating the fear that he'll be caught up

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I would like Christian to come home now while this is going on and if he

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has to return, then he would return. We can talk to him, but we don't

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know what is happening. He was OK up to all this that is kicking off.

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AmeriCan Air Strikes making a difference.

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The fear that forces advancing has been lessened off two Americans have

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helped. We have to make sure that people are evacuated and special

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procedures put into could place to help cases like Kristian Nicholson.

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But after seven months of dealing with the legal system

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of a country in turmoil, neither Kristian or his family will

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A 37`year`old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault,

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after a woman was found with serious head injuries in Goole.

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Police were called to Broadway early this morning, where they

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discovered the injured woman. She remains in a critical condition.

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A new waste disposal plant in Sleaford is up and running again,

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Council bin collections have not been affected.

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The cause of the fire is still unknown.

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Campaigners in Lincoln ` fighting for a limit to

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the number of houses with individual rooms to let ` will put

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The West End Residents' Association has handed

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They want to see more families living in the area rather than an

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We were not short of volunteers and we finished with 20 people going

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around the area getting people to sign. I can say that over 99% of the

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people asked to sign, did so. That shows the strength of feeling. We

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will be live at the meeting tonight with the campaigners and

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councillors. A woman from Bridlington,

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who was sexually abused as a 13`year`old says she's been forced

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to move away from her family because the man who abused her has returned

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to a house in the same street. Demi Bowers ` now 18 `

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has waived her right to anonymity to She wants paedophiles to be banned

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from living anywhere near their victims after they are

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released from prison. Forced to move hundreds of miles

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from her family, Demi says her life has been destroyed twice, after the

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neighbour who abused her when she I just saw him there, smirking. I

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was terrified, thinking what he is going to do. Whether you would do

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something to my family, or get revenge.

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Demi was abused for five months by the father of the child she babysat.

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She says the law favours abusers over the abused.

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I was hurt. He has his life back. He didn't have his job and he didn't

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have any friends anyway but it wasn't `` it was only in the cloud

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about. Potentially, this could happen again in the future.

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Demi's mum Angela, still lives opposite her daughter's abuser.

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The effect has been catastrophic. It has separated our family. I don't

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see my daughter any more. And neighbours too say

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they too feel let down. People have to shepherd their kids

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out and this is a family street that there was nobody playing on the

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street because we are in fear. Let's allow our children the freedom and

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the innocence of a reasonably safe childhood and let's put our

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resources into making sure that happens and the considerations of

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the offender need to be a clear second.

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More than 1,000 people have now signed Demi's online petition

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And she hopes if passed it'll mean other victims won't have to endure

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Would you favour a change in the law to mean paedophiles cannot move back

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Or would you worry that could make it harder for police to

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track offenders if they are forced away from a place they know?

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Please get in touch. Still to come, the scarecrow dressed as a

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policeman. And Beverley tries to create its own favourite food ``

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special food. This picture was taken by a rail

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enthusiasts. Stunning picture, that. Good evening to you, ceilidh.

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It's like your hobby, Trainspotting. I think that's what the binoculars

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for. People asking me about Beverley races ladies Day, what will that be

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like? Another one of your hobby is! It

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doesn't look too bad. If you are heading down, take a brolly. It

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looks like it will be an OK day. But it could get breezy. At the moment,

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it looks to be quite showery. A few heavy showers to end the day. But

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some spells of sunshine in between. On Wednesday, not too bad. On

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Thursday, a greater risk showers. Friday and Saturday do not look too

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bad, mostly dry. You can make out the shower clouds on the satellite

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picture. They are pushing north to south east. There is a potential for

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a heavy one this evening. Overnight, there will be a mix of variable

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cloud and also a few showery bursts heading down from the North.

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Temperatures dropping back. The sun will set at these times. The

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greatest risk of catching a shower tomorrow is going to be first thing.

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Afterwards we should see an improvement. Still the risk of the

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odd shower but generally dry and bright weather with sunny spells.

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The breeze will be moderate and from the west or Southwest. Temperatures

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cooler than we have been used to of late. On Thursday, the greater risk

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of having `` catching a shower. Friday and Saturday do not look that

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bad. Not knowing that the sun rises is

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repayment for being so cruel to me! It is basic weather presenting! Even

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Paul get that right. The tomorrow. A team of volunteer guides are

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greeting people as they arrive in The students are showing visitors

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the town's attractions and answering any questions they

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have about the resort. East Riding Council says it's come

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up with the idea after seeing the success of volunteers during

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the London Olympics two years ago. The East Riding of Yorkshire's

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busiest tourist destination. The town's population triples

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during the summer season to One thing. But not any more. The

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best thing about religion is the gardens. The best thing is the

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beaches. You should try out the fish and chips.

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These students have been specially employed by the council to meet

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There's 14 of them in total and we're going to see four

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There is a spa and kids go free. They are good and we need that.

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Great information about the fish and chip shop. Thank you. Yes, very

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interesting. The more information you can find, it is very helpful.

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The idea was inspired by the volunteers of

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the 2012 Olympic Games and suggested by businesses in the town.

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It was one of the marvellous thing that happened with our Olympics. It

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is a memory you take with you when there is somebody to help you. It is

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a wonderful first impression of the town. Most people like it because it

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is helpful and they want to know where to go. It is a new way of

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talking to people. It is like gaining confidence. We get a lot of,

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which is the easy as way to get onto the beach and where you can take

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your dog. And where are the nearest toilets!

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So, enlightened and armed with extra info, visitors can now make the most

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of their day and we can head for the best fish and chip shops.

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Former Conservative MP Neil Hamilton is expected to be shortlisted as

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a potential UKIP candidate for the Boston and Skegness constituency.

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He was Deputy Chairman of UKIP and campaign director

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Mark Simmonds' announced yesterday that he won't be standing

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in the General Election blaming a "lack of support" for MPs with

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And many have been getting in touch with us about Mark

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James in Grimsby says "Nobody forced him to become an MP.

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Scunthorpe United play Blackburn Rovers in the first round

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Over on the station's AM frequency, you can listen to Grimsby's first

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home match of the season against Nuneaton.

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And Lincoln City fans can listen to their game against Altrincham on

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People in a Lincolnshire village have put a scarecrow dressed

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as a police officer on the side of their main road.

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Locals in Glenworth say the scarecrow,

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which has a florescent jacket and fake camera, is already causing

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Do we know who has done this? It appears that the scarecrow was

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created as part of a festival. And I guess people realise it would take

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`` make a good deterrent. With his imposing stature,

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steely glare and radar gun at the ready, He looks every inch

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the traffic officer. And for the last few days Speedy,

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as he's known, has been on patrol in the village

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of Glentworth in Lincolnshire. At

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a distance he appears frighteningly realistic, authentic enough to make

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any speeding motorist slow down. And that, say villagers,

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is exactly what's been happening. Everybody seems to be going, there's

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a policeman, slowdown! Great idea. It has helped slow down the traffic.

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Even if they take it away, put something in place as a deterrent.

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Officer Speedy's origins are shrouded in mystery.

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He's believed to have been created as part

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The County Council's Highways Department says he has to go,

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but Lincolnshire Police say they aren't too worried.

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I have no problem with it being there. We are engaging with parish

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councils to work on speed enforcement is used. The scarecrow

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shows how seriously roll residents take speeding in Neville it is. ``

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rural residents take speeding in their villages.

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And although he didn't want to be interviewed,

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speedy's creator did tell me he has no intention of removing him,

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unless the police provide some alternative form of detterrance.

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So it looks like Speedy will continue putting the wind up unwary

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The police can see the funny side of this.

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But we have a statement saying that it was funny, but it is not

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something that could be left in place. They will speak to the parish

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council with a view to having it removed.

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He looks like George Michael! Kendal has mint cake,

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Lincolnshire has the sausage and now the East Yorkshire town of Beverley

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wants it's own food delicacy. It's called in some of the areas top

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bakers to create a bun which will mark 300 years since the building

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of the town's market cross. The people

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behind the idea claim it could rival some of the country's best`loved

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foods, as Phillip Norton reports. Stilton has its cheese, Eccles has

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got its cakes. Now, Beverley once it's bum. `` Beverley won'ts its

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barn. We thought, why don't we have a Beverley Bun. This is not just a

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cake, it is serious. A Bakewell tart is made all over the place. It would

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be great if Beverley Bun was taken on to that degree. Open to all local

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bakers, this historic moment needed highly trained judges to whittle

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down the finalists. There is this thing with icing on which is caught

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my eye. Not, lovely Richard Owen. Springy texture. Gorgeous. This one

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has rose water in it. After some intense munching... You can smell

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the arm and is. It was time for the moment of truth. Sugar and spice. I

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didn't think I would win! Not for one second. It doesn't have raisins,

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it has cinnamon and it is sticky and moist and gooey. It is lovely. A

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Beverley Bun. So forget your Eccles cakes, let us introduce the Beverley

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Bun. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines: The actor and comedian Robin Williams has

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died. It's believed he committed suicide. He was 63.

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A woman sexually abused as a teenager, forced to move after her

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abuser returned to live on the same street.

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Tomorrow's weather ` a few showers, generally fewer and lighter, with

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sunny spells. A moderate westerly breeze and a maximum temperature of

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20C. We were talking about payday

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lenders. The reason for the growth of these lenders is due to lack of

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understanding of interest rates. People do not understand the true

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cost of credit. I go to the lenders because my bank

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will not give me a loan. You should have pointed out that we

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are lucky because we have secure and progressive credit unions which

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offer loans which are cheaper than the alternatives you mention and in

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some cases cheaper than high`street banks.

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Payday loans companies just chart `` just target the poor and vulnerable,

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they don't care as long as they are making a profit.

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Your remarks on payday lenders. I showed this picture by Jim about the

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train, and someone says, Neville Hill is a railway maintenance depot

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near Leeds. You should have known that!

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MUSIC: "It Don't Mean A Thing" by Duke Ellington

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celebrating the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington.

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We've got factory boys and butchers' apprentices and office clerks

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Don't stop moving! If you go back you'll die!

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Espionage. Who would possibly assassinate him?

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Deception. There's so much more to this story than I thought.

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And even murder. With a knife! Real shock.

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