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next week. Expect the temperatures to be lower than average. Make sure

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you pack your jumpers if you are going away.

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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.

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A brain damaged teenager prepares to come home to Lincolnshire more

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than a year after the accident that almost killed him.

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He has been away from his friends and family for a long time. I

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believe this will spur him on even more.

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Four days after becoming trapped by floodwater, there's still no sign

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of stranded cows being rescued in East Yorkshire.

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The problem is you can entice them with food, but you can't tell them

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what to do. It is not likely to go chain. I am live near burst wake or

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another attempt to bring them to safety is under way.

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Hull City fans are told the club will spend money to strengthen

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The singing Skegness bus drivers who are spending the summer

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And I will be back later in the programme for a full forecast.

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They've spent thousands of pounds driving to Surrey to see

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their son, and now the family of a Lincolnshire teenager who

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suffered a brain injury after he was knocked from his bike are getting

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Ryan Smith from Chapel St Leonards has been receiving therapy

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at a specialist centre is now ready to live with his family again.

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Jill Archbold has been to see the changes and meet his Dad Mark.

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These are the doors to his bedroom. Unfortunately, you can't get

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upstairs now so we have had to change the games room into his new

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room. A new build to mark a new start,

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Mark Smith is modifying his home ready for the return of

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his son Ryan, who's spent 13 months He has been away from his friends

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and family for a long time. It is a labour of love and I'm enjoying it,

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helping him to get it done and ready. We are on a tight schedule.

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He was hit by a van whilst cycling to work.

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His recovery, learning to live with a brain injury, has been aided

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by staff at the charitable Children's Trust in Surrey.

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Very strong lad. Very strong lad, I know. What position to be like to

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come? First. The support of Ryan's family

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has been constant and they have Back in Lincolnshire,

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financial help from East Lindsey District Council means

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the family can build an extension, Much of the work is being done

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by two lifelong family friends. Every time I went to see him, it was

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like Christmas, it was getting better every time I went to see him.

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We knew he was there still, we could tell, even in the early days. You

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always want to do something to help, if you can. And we are doing it the

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way we can help. His sister Rachel has driven

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thousands of miles completing He has made loads of progress. So we

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are hoping that when he's home, there will be more. He will become a

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lot better at home, in his own environment.

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Mark built this house years ago and now he's helping put the finishing

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touches to Ryan's room, he only has to wait two more weeks to have

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I'm joined live in the studio by Ryan's dad, Mark.

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Good evening. Nice to see you. When the accident happened, the prognosis

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looked horrendous. Is it hard for you to believe that he is going to

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be home again? Yes. It has been a roller`coaster of emotions over the

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last year. The prognosis was extremely poor to start with. But he

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has done... He has overcome some massive obstacles and he is doing

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really well. He has defied the odds, really. Yes, the prognosis was

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poor, we were told he wouldn't be able to do anything for himself and

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he has proved them wrong. Where did he get that drive from? He has

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always been a winner. Coming second isn't an option. And we are all a

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bit driven like that in our family, so it is probably a bit genetic.

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That moment when he came out of the coma, it must have been 80 Joker. It

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was. We never expected him to speak again. And to hear him speak, it

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blew us off the ceiling. Ryan didn't want to mess up his hair so he

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didn't wear a cycle helmet. Did you try to persuade him that he should?

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I have always advocated the wearing of a helmet and Ryan was no

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exception to that. Unfortunately, that day, I couldn't get him to wear

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one. As a paramedic, how much difference do they make?

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Substantial. I'm not saying he wouldn't have had a brain injury,

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but I am sure it would have been less severe. It is the small impact

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as well. The brain is extremely vascular and bleeds profusely, so

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they do make remarkable protection. Should cyclists be made to wear

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them? In Jersey, it is 14 and under, so it is a step in the right

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direction, but should we be made to wear helmets? I believe so. The

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roads get busier. The road conditions are deteriorating, and

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there is more traffic. Cyclists are exposed as it is, so a little bit of

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protection on the head, the part of the body that can't be repaired, it

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is vital. Coming into work today, knowing I was going to be meeting

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you, you see so many people without helmets on their bikes. What would

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you say to them? Unfortunately, Ryan had the attitude of, it's not going

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to happen to me. And it did. That is the sort of... Thought processes

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people go through that it isn't going to happen to us.

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Unfortunately, a split second decision can change our lives. And

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you wouldn't want anybody to go through what you have been through.

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Certainly not. It has been a terrible year for us. It hasn't all

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been doom and gloom, but we have a different boy now. He's never going

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to be the boy we had. So it is a difficult pill to swallow. It is

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good to see you. Thank you and I wish you and your family well. Thank

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you. We do like to throw this one open.

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You have heard Mark's views on cyclists wearing helmets, so is it

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time that wearing a helmet was made law in this country? We look forward

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to getting your views. Those who are against it, they say that drivers

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tend to drive closer to bicycles. Tell us your thoughts.

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The Hull West and Hessle MP Alan Johnson has accused the Boston

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and Skegness MP Mark Simmonds of giving politicians a bad name.

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Mr Simmonds has announced he's quitting his job next year

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because he claims his expenses don't cover the cost

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Our Political Editor Tim Iredale joins us live.

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Well, Alan Johnson is the only MP in our area who has so far been willing

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to comment on Mark Simmons decision to step down. He announced earlier

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this week he would not be contesting the Boston and Skegness constituency

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at the general election. He said one of the reasons he was leaving

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politics was because his Westminster expenses did not cover the cost of

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renting a home in London, which is big enough to accommodate his whole

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family. Remember, he could claim ?27,000 on top of his ?90,000 a year

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ministerial salary. This is what the former Labour Cabinet minister Alan

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Johnson had to say. My worry is is it besmirches us all. The ball will

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say, what are MPs doing? They get their salaries, they get an

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allowance, and you get an extra salary if you are a minister. So it

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becomes what are MPs talking about? But this is just about Mark

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Simmons. My conservative colleagues would be saying the same thing. We

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have no gripes about our pay all conditions. Meanwhile, the

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Conservative Party has said that it could take some time to select a

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successor as the Tory candidate in Boston and Skegness because they

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want expecting his resignation. UKIP,

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which is targeting the seat heavily, say their candidate should be

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in place by next month and there's speculation the former MP Neil

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Hamilton will throw his hat into The former Lincolnshire schools head

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teacher Richard Gilliland says he'll fight charges brought

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against him for fraud. Yesterday,

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the former chief executive of the Priory Federation, a chain

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of academy schools in the county, Today his solicitor said

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his client denies all wrongdoing and will vigorously contest

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the charges in court. The priory's former finance

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director, Stephen Davies from Lincoln,

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is facing three similar charges. Both men will appear before Lincoln

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magistrates next month. A ?280 million project will

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mean trains run faster and more That's the promise from Network Rail

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as work to modernise the line between Gainsborough

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and Doncaster begins this weekend. The line will be closed

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for a fortnight from tomorrow. A replacement bus service

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is being provided. A herd of cattle has been stranded

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on`farm water in East Yorkshire. We first bought you this story on

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Wednesday, but today the situation is becoming cruising a difficult for

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the livestock and also for the farmers trying to catch them because

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of rising water levels. `` is becoming increasingly difficult.

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Our reporter Phillip Norton is in Burstwick for us tonight.

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Let me show you the problem. There is a group of cattle over there,

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more than 50 heifers. Over here is their pen, the key to getting these

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animals onto dry land. If you take a look back over there, you can see

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the farmer, he's desperately trying to lead his cattle to dry land, but

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his cattle are giving him a hard time.

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Every day, every three hours, this is how Simon Saunt is trying to

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I think they are enjoying themselves. Hello, lads! Come on! ,

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! Every day, every three hours,

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this is how Simon Saunt is trying to While many have been rescued,

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there are still more than 60 cattle A bag of food

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the tempting treat to them into We have made a lovely crowd last

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night, stretching from the gate right into the sheds. Inside the

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shed, we made a lovely pen where they can go in. And they went in.

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Unfortunately, no one was here to keep them in because it must've been

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2am or 3M. Heavy rain from the remnants

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of Hurricane Bertha combined with a clogged up Burstwick Drain and high

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tides to create the perfect storm ` Every day, you can see them losing

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flesh. They will not eat the silage here, they won't eat the silage on

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the other field, and there is very little grass to eat.

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As the cattle approach the pen one more time, Simon holds his breath.

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Plenty of water, straw, silage, TLC, but all they want to do is... Here

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they go! What did I tell you? You can't wind, can you? And they will

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just carry on standing in the water. Another miss,

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and the battle goes on. Come on! I give up for three hours.

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Yes, that will do me. Well, that was earlier this afternoon. He is now

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back out there. He has walked along that far fence. We have spoken to

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the Environment Agency. They save this water here, the levels are not

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high enough to use pumps but they are sending a boat and a team of

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workmen to come down to clear those weeds out of the waterways, and,

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hopefully, drain the water off the land.

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Thank you, and a lot of people have mentioned the cows to me this week.

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The cows are enjoying that water! Still ahead tonight, the man running

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seven marathons in seven days And the bus drivers from Skegness

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whose singing is causing a stir Thank you for this photograph. My

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favourite e`mail, I would like to give my partner a surprise present.

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Does Keady give out photographs? He thinks she is adorable!

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You've been a very good PA, Peter. It'll quieten down in a week or so.

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Well done on your promotion to my PA. This weekend, we continue with

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the theme of breezy and cool. It will get very cool with

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temperatures just about struggling in the mid`teens. The good news is

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that it is going to be largely dry tomorrow but cloudy. Overnight,

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Saturday into Sunday, a band of rain. Writer on Sunday but a windy

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day, and very windy overnight Sunday into Monday. We have had a few

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showers earlier on. They are still affecting Lincolnshire, they will

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fade away through the evening. It will be a dry night with clear

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spells with temperatures falling back to around 12 or 13. So, the sun

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will rise at 5:41am, setting just before 8:30pm. Tomorrow, it doesn't

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look like too bad day. It will be windy cloudy, at largely dry.

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Variable amounts of cloud, broken up, most places staying dry, but the

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breeze will freshen and it will not feel that warm. Temperatures are

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getting up to around 18 or 19. Overnight rain into Sunday, clearing

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away to the south, brighten up `` brightening up later. On Sunday, the

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wind will be stronger and we have an alert Sunday into Monday for very

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strong winds. So if I send this on to anon, can

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you deal with it? Of course. You realise the flood

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gates are open! Would you like a signed picture as

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well? Have a good night. A Lincolnshire man running seven

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marathons in seven days has just completed

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the latest leg of his challenge. Ben Gibbons is running

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from the North West coast to Skegness, raising money

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for a sports foundation set up in his brother's memory after he

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died of a brain haemorrhage. Jessica Lane has been

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following his progress. Supported by friends and almost back

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in his home county but Ben Gibbons doesn't stop until Sunday afternoon.

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I keep looking at the map, keep looking at where I am, where I have

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to go. It looks better than it did on Monday. So, I'm going to check in

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now, get a cold bath, have something to eat.

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Ben started in Morecambe on the North West coast of England

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He's run through Preston, Manchester and the Peak District.

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He's raising money for the Adam Gibbons Sports Foundation.

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It was set up in memory of Ben's brother.

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Adam was just starting a course in sport coaching when he died

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in 2008 from an undiagnosed brain haemorrhage.

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Adam was very keen on a wide range of sports, football, badminton,

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golf. It put a big grin on his face. He's probably looking down on me

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thinking what are you doing? But I think he would be proud of me.

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The foundation provides funding to pay for equipment, training

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In the past six years, it has donated over ?40,000 to

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The training costumes can cost 30 `?40. And the other costumes can

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cost anything up to ?100. The goggles might cost ?40. It turns out

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to be quite expensive. Now Ben is on the home straight back

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in Lincolnshire with just two more Traders in Lincoln have been given

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a week to remove advertising boards Should they be removed? A big

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response. Small businesses cannot afford high`end advertising so why

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not have a sign outside? Keep the signs.

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Hull City Manager Steve Bruce says he has

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"irons in the fire" as he looks to spend the ?12 million earned through

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The Tigers go to Queens Park Rangers for their first game

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Looking ahead, here's our sports reporter Simon Clark.

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The season has already started for Hull City.

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A European win over the Slovak side Trencin means that they should

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In today's news conference, though, questions for Steve Bruce were not

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so much about QPR, as his plans to replace ?12 million pound striker

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The offer which came in was too good to turn down. Now we have to find a

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replacement, you're right, but we hope we can and will invest the

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money into the squad, and make the squad bigger and better, and we hope

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we can find a replacement that can be the equivalent of Shane Long.

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And fans are queuing for tickets for the next European tie in Belgium

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are generally optimistic about their team's Premier League

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It is nice to have a good feeling about it. It really does lift your

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spirits. 11 or 11 or 14 or 14, big names don't wind anything in

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football, it is what happens on the pitch. I think it has put pressure

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on us. If we cannot replace, I don't know.

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Bruce has been active this summer bringing in Harry Maguire

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from Sheffield United, Dundee United's Andy Robertson, the

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talented Tom Ince of Blackpool, and the well regarded Robert Snodgrass,

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But the question remains, who replaces Long?

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With the money we have, we invested back into the squad. And that will

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make is bigger, better, stronger. It is a curious start to the Premier

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League season. But given their cup final appearance last season, there

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is a real sense of optimism amongst their fans about this team and this

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manager. And there's coverage of Hull City's

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trip to QPR on FM on There's also coverage of Scunthorpe

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United's first home game of And on digital and the BBC Sport

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website it will be Grimsby against Dover Athletic

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in the conference Premier and on The match between Barnet and Lincoln

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will be broadcast Hull KR's hopes of making

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the play`offs were dealt a blow The Robins had led by ten points

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following Ben Cockayne's second half try, but the visitors hit back

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with a try of their own in the Rovers are two points outside

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the play`off zone with just three Meanwhile, Hull FC travel to

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the Bradford Bulls on Sunday. You can follow that match on

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Radio Humberside's FM frequency. Or you can listen online via the BBC

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Sport website and follow the links A boxing gym in Hull has been

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reopened today following The budget to transform the

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Kingston Boxing Centre was ?5,000, but with the help

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of local businesses and the charity the Smile Foundation, ?80,000 worth

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of work has been completed. I am totally astonished, what it

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looks like now. The transformation exceeds anything I had in my head.

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It is a boxing club, but I wanted to be more community`based Welby can

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open the communities, we can get the elderly to come in, have breakfast,

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breakfast, tea, coffee, whatever. For the last month, bus drivers from

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EYMS have been loving the TV cameras as stars of a series showing life on

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and off the roads of East Yorkshire. Tonight's episode is called the Road

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to Hull. That's good, there are cones all the

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way across it. There you go, see? It was meant to be on, it is closed.

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Love it. So what is it

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about bus drivers because now a group from Skegness are making their

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own bid for celebrity stardom. The men who all work for Stagecoach

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came up with the idea to form a pop And now they're

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about to release a single. If you are catching a bus in

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Skegness this summer, be prepared to be entertained by the town's newest

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boy band. We were in the pub one Saturday night, we got up to sing

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karaoke, and we did it as a laugh. Do you think you can cope with

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stardom? I do know, I am trying, trying. The members of no direction

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at bus drivers by day. I have the experience of a lifetime now. And

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then we wrote a song on the back of a menu, it came up that way. The

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band and their friends have now Britain's three songs including

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this, their own version of dream lover, which they are releasing for

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charity next week. For David, it is a world away from the day job. We

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have a bit more fun. The band certainly seemed to be enjoying

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today's ride and they picked up a few extra fans along the way. There

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we are, the strikers are at it. Now a re`cup of the headlines. Britain

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is to supply arms and aid to those under threat from Islamic militants

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in a rock. They Lincolnshire teenager prepares to come home more

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than a year from an accident that nearly killed him. A bright day,

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sunny spells, top temperatures up to 19 tomorrow.

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After the story about Ryan talking to his dad Mark Martin says, my

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older brother wouldn't be here today had he not worn a helmet. Make them

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compulsory. Mandy says, I never wear a safety helmet but now I have heard

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about this story about the accident, I'm going to start wearing one

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because you never know when it could be you. Carroll says, I always wear

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my helmet when cycling and I cannot understand those that don't. John

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says, cyclists should be made to wear helmets. Richard says, drivers

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have to wear seat belts, cyclists should wear helmets. Thank you for

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those. Have a peaceful weekend. I will see you on Monday. Take care.

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the good, the bad and the soggy-bottomed.

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I'm Jo Brand and I'm serving up an Extra Slice of Bake Off action

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I'll shine a spotlight on all the goings-on in the tent -

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the good, the bad and the soggy-bottomed.

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And every week, I'll be joined by the latest baker to leave the tent.

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