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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.
One of the biggest shake ups of the rail network in years `
concerns some services from this area could go.
We get the reaction from rail passengers ` and ask what
We know it makes a massive impact on the tourism trade. This is about how
we deliver ?1 billion of investment in the North.
We get the reaction from rail passengers ` and ask what
We'd be stranded in our own little community. We be better off on the
coach. I think we definitely need is more investments.
Pushing back the boundaries ` the East Yorkshire residents who are
The Grimsby MP who says the Labour party has too many women in it `
I think it's pretty antiquated and it's disappointing Austin Mitchell,
knowing that the Labour Party worked very hard to address this imbalance
in parliaments. And an East Yorkshire man's
remarkable weight loss ` how he lost And after today's heavy showers, and
lighter datacom tomorrow. `` day to come.
The economy of East Yorkshire will suffer
a "devastating blow" if direct rail services between Bridlington
That's according to a local rail expert,
who says there's a good chance the service could be cancelled when
Today is the last day of a government consultation
on rail franchises in this area, as they work out where to spend one
billion pounds of investment for the network.
In a moment we will hear from the transport minister
but first, here's our Business Correspondent Sarah Corker.
Holidaymakers heading to the seaside this morning.
This is one of 14 direct trains a day from Sheffield.
But there's concern this service could be reduced
They will not have the same passion about keeping
services at Bridlington, Grimsby and Hull that we have.
We know it makes a massive impact on the tourism trade.
If we lose these services, it will be a devastating blow.
This direct link is why some tourists visit Bridlington
Even just one change makes it slower than a coach.
It?s very important, or else probably wouldn't come.
There is no direct service for you to come?
The government has been asking the public how they?d like rail services
This consultation document warns there will be trade`offs.
Higher fares for newer trains and there could be a focus
Last month, we told you about proposals to scrap
direct services from Cleethorpes to Manchester Airport, with passengers
Now there is a worry that the direct route from Bridlington to
Sheffield and Doncaster could be under threat too.
Campaigners say some services could be moved to busier routes in Leeds
and Manchester, creating an East`West divide.
No decisions have yet been made, but today in London the RMT protested.
We already have some of the lowest investment
Railways should operate for passengers, local communities and
I don't believe that this particular document does any of that.
Some businesses here feel they already get
an inferior service compared to other parts of the country.
They need more direct links, not less.
They?re just leaving this part of the country in limbo
Bridlington would suffer just like other places are suffering
The government's pledge is better connections across the North.
Rail users here want to make sure they get their fair share
Earlier, I spoke to the transport minister
Well, we do need to look at how we can best serve places
like Cleethorpes and Bridlington, because currently the majority of
people that come from Cleethorpes, for example, will terminate
Whether we can have three services, which is possible, or whether we
should have more people changing at Doncaster remains to be seen,
but that is a very important route, particularly the route through
Cleethorpes to Barton and people connect to the buses to get to Hull.
It?s important that we maintain services in that part
Was asking people to read a complicated 90 page document
Well, it's a very complex matter, providing rail services
1100 is a large number of responses and of course we had responses
from organisations such as the trade unions and passenger groups,
In other cases, people will have just looked at the parts of the
document that refer to their own area and responded in that regard.
Final question, if we were to do an interview in five years? time,
do you think there would be more or less direct train services out
Let's see what the consultation response is.
I'm asking you, as Transport Minister,
We will be in a better position in December when we have looked
at the responses, but it's not just a case of through
services, it's a case of frequency of services, the quality of rolling
There are no proposals to close stations.
Good to talk to you tonight, Minister.
We'll have the latest on the injury to Hull City's big
summer signing ` and what it could mean for their season.
People in East Yorkshire are being urged to vote against plans
Hull City Council wants to absorb places such as Hedon,
Cottingham and Swanland into its control ` saying it would have
But the East Riding of Yorkshire Council claims it's
Now a campaign has started to get people
to vote against the proposal next month, as Crispin Rolfe reports.
East Riding towns on the edge of whole. The city council wants an
inside its boundaries but East Riding doesn't and has organised a
referendum. A new campaign is spreading here. Most are fighting
change. It's very important because if we
don't get the majority of the people engaging with the campaign is
joining in with the referendum, the city council will regard that as a
lack of interest. This is how they could expand into
East Riding, with 12 parishes being put forward for the boundary
commission to consider. Nine to the west of the city and three to the
east. Today, few seem to want to leave the East Riding to become part
of Hull. Leave it as it is. That's my
opinion. I think they want to say they are
bigger cities are making get a bigger cut of cash from the
government. The border with Hull is where the
East Riding wanted to stay. A postal referendum is being organised
between the eighth and the 26th of December to drum up support. The
referendum is not binding but could influence the commission. Hull City
council says the argument is clear, ``, the area is Better Together when
challenging for government investments.
This is about council is working effectively together. Is the
argument to remain the status quo? Know because every other area in the
north are combining together for the benefits of their area and we are
being left out in this region. Referendum's results will be
announced at the end of September with both sides saying that a low
votes will favour Hull's arguments, but ultimately any final decision
will be up to the government. We want to hear from you
on this story, do you think it would I have been speaking to the Mayor of
Hadden. And sure there are merits in the
arguments but unfortunately it is not all one`sided. There are lots
more disadvantages for the residents of East Yorkshire on a particularly
those communities potentially affected by the extension of the
boundaries. What is the main reason why you don't want to be part of
whole? There are a few reasons but lots of
identity `` loss of identity, loss of decision`making and a complete
change to our way of life. I natural issues because we fear that the ?50
million in council tax that the residents of East Yorkshire
currently pay will disappear. If it's not worried by people who
are traumatised at the thought of having Hull as their address?
I think not, no. We live where we live, we chose to live in parishes,
villages and market towns. We did not have any choice to live in the
city, it wasn't where we wanted to be.
People are happy to work, happy to shop, happy to go out in Hull. Why
don't `` why are they against being part of it?
That's how it has always been. We are happy to shop and those who work
in Hull and use the theatres and pay for the privilege. If we were not
actually doing that, many of them would close. It's an interdependency
thing. What about you, you are an estate
agent, so you are worried about property prices?
Not particularly. I am a chartered surveyor by profession so I have a
wide cross`section in the work I do with property and prices.
You have a lot of support those nights. What do you think the
outcome of this vote is going to be? As a guessing man, what you think?
I'm not guessing. We actually did a poll in the towel on the local
blog. 85% or thereabouts of people who took part says no to the idea of
the expansion of the boundaries. They also said no to the building of
the green fields between the city and the villages. We think it is a
foregone conclusion. What is your message to Hull City
Council? We have worked together before in
the past. East Riding and the city council work together in many
regards and there is no reason why we cannot continue to do so. Why the
need for this massive change? We can't fathom it.
Brilliancy talk to you. We want to hear from you
on this story, do you think it would Maybe you live in one of the areas
outside of the city and want to Work has started to build a
replacement ice rink in Grimsby. North`east ligature council says it
has had to increase prices to pay for a company to install a temporary
ice pads. It will open next month. A 24`year`old woman has been arrested
on suspicion of arson at these flats in Skegness. She has been released
on bail while police continue to investigate. Six people were rescued
from fire on Saturday. An elderly man has been taken to
hospital after his car crashed into It happened on the Market Place
in Donington at Police say the driver had
fallen ill at the wheel. Nobody else is believed
to have been hurt. The car was just into the wall,
into the window and lots Luckily, it is usually open on
Mondays but because of the school holidays, she is taking the kids out
to the lakes so she wasn't here. Coming up: Austin Mitchell is
criticised by his own party for saying that women MPs have made
Labour too soft. And East Yorkshire man's remarkable weight loss. How he
lost 11 stone in just 12 months. I always give you a good write`up,
Peter! Don't worry, Paul is back next week. We have had and still
have some heavy showers out there at the moment. Some fairly sharp
showers to end the day. The good news for tomorrow, with a couple of
exceptions, does looks largely dry. It will be cooler but without the
breeze it will still feel quite pleasant. Overall, much cooler than
average this week. The area is flowing down from the North show a
chilly feel, particularly by night where we could get down to single
figures. The mottled cloud, the shower clouds and this area is
producing some heavy downpour. It will develop into a largely dry
night. Temperatures falling back into single figures down to around
nine. Ten or 11 in the towns and cities. The sun will rise in the
morning at 5:46am. The next high water in Skegness will be at 1:17am.
As we go through the course of the morning, we might see a few showers
slipping into southwestern parts of Lincolnshire. They will tend to die
away. It does looks largely dry. Open cloud and sunny spells and the
breeze will be gentle from the north`west. Elijah Breeze and we
have had today but the error, particularly in the shade, you'll
feel quite chilly at around 16 degrees. These are the temperatures
we would expect in May. Cool for this time of year but if you step
into the sun, it will feel much warmer. I dry at school started the
day on Wednesday. We might see a few showers springing up. More organised
rain spreading down from the North on Thursday and it will clear to the
south on Friday. It will still be quite cold.
I think he will need retraining when he gets back! See you tomorrow.
The Grimsby MP Austin Mitchell has defended his comments about a female
MPs amid criticism from his party. He will stand down next year. He
told a Sunday newspaper that more women make labour weaker in
Parliament. His comments had been dismissed by a female in PE.
Austin Mitchell has been known for his flamboyant headline grabbing
actions and opinions for many of his 37 years as Grimsby MP.
But his comments in a Sunday paper, stating that increasing female MP
numbers was weakening Parliament, has upset even his own party. Today
he was standing by the comments. I think they change the tone of
Parliament is because they are concerned with different issues. The
lightning flash of three debates will be lost. I think they're more
concerned with family issues and local issues.
He says he feels enough has been done to realign the gender balance
and a local parties should be able to choose their own candidates.
What I said was true. I think a number of people recognise that it
is true. The argument has to be dealt with. If I'm wrong, it's ivory
busting the arguments that by `` people have said I am a male
chauvinist. You can ask my wife! As my daughters. Across the Humber,
the Labour MP for East Hollies angry.
The Labour Party try to address that issue and bring more women into
politics. I think we are doing a good job but this does not help.
Austin Mitchell should be out camping is not complaining.
He was chosen from a short list `` the next candidate for Grimsby
indicated she would be talking to Austin Mitchell about the article.
Here in Grimsby, there has been little support for his views.
We need someone more in touch with what is going on in the world, like
the cost of living. He's lucky he kept his seat here for
all these years. That has the more women to give our
point of view. Esther Mitchell said he simply
wanted to open debate. My wife thinks I should keep my head
down! A bit late for that now!
Ryan was hit while riding on his bike. He is making progress and his
family are getting ready to welcome him home. There was a big response
on this story is particularly the campaign to make bicycle helmets
compulsory. Former Hull City star Dean Windass
says it's time for others to step up if big`money
summer signing Robert Snodgrass is The Scottish international suffered
a knee injury in the first half of the Tigers' win at
Queens Park Rangers. Our sports reporter Simon Clark
has been speaking to Dean. It's not a sight any manager wants
to see ` a player limping Scottish international
Robert Snodgrass had played less than half the game when he was
replaced by Stephen Quinn. It?s not looking too great
at the moment, we have to say. We?re just going to keep
our fingers crossed. He?ll have a scan and an x`ray
and examinations over Speaking today, former Tigers star
Dean Windass said that the squad possessed enough quality to overcome
the potential loss of Snodgrass. Stephen Quinn came on, and they
played very well when he came on. You?ve got David Meyler
on the bench who?ll be chomping at It's unfortunate
but Steve will look out. Whoever takes Snodgrass's place,
they?ve got In Saturday's match, the home side
came closest to scoring, but Snodgrass ?compatriot Andy
Robertson was well`placed to clear. The deadlock was broken when Quinn
sailed in an inviting corner kick, Chester was at the heart
of things again when this was But as he had
on the opening day last season, Alan Every game, you want a clean sheet,
but the most important thing is It's not just me that gets credit,
it's the whole team. The performance
from everyone today was brilliant. That's the main aim ? to stay
in the Premier League and if we do that it?s another season and it?s
more money to spend as well because the longer you stay in the Premier
League, the more money Steve Bruce The Tigers next play on Thursday,
a European clash in Belgium, but there are changes afoot as
Alex Bruce also collected an injury, although it's not considered
as serious as that of the Scots. Scunthorpe United have signed a new
striker after a poor start to the season. They lost their first two
games in league two. They lost four nil to Preston on the weekends.
Radford says he feels left down by his `` let down by his players. You
will be able to see the highlights of the game on the Super League
Show, tonight at 11:35pm. An East Yorkshire man has been named
"Slimmer of the Year" by a national These pictures are of
Brendan O'Donnell from Fridaythorpe a year ago, before he decided he had
to change his lifestyle. Tolu Adeoye has been looking
at his transformation. 31 year old Brendan O'Donnell
was once known as Big Bee. Here he is at the Trib fest music
festival this time last year. At more than 25 stone he says
he felt tired and unfit. A week after the event he joined
a slimming club. I?ve always been pretty big,
even since I was a child, I?ve always tried not to let it hold
me back, but there was a voice in my head saying,
?You?ve got to this age and you?re OK but that might not continue to be
the case going forward.? After a year of healthy eating and a
new passion for running, Brendan's And his waist has shrunk
from 48 inches to 34. People expect me to say it?s been
really hard but it honestly hasn?t. Before we relied on processed foods,
whereas now we do a lot of our own That?s one
of the major lifestyle changes. I?ve also got quite heavily
into running. Brendan's wife Sarah has
also lost four stone. Back at the music festival
which sparked their journey. She says the change
in her husband is remarkable. He was always loud and outgoing,
but he?s just more confident and When we?ve had to go shopping,
just the way he can walk in Recently crowned 'Slimming World's
male slimmer of year, Brendan now wants to learn how to scuba dive and
fly light aircraft ` he says there's Let's get a recap of the
national and regional headlines. David Cameron says there will be no
British troops on the ground in Iraq, as Kurdish forces retake a
strategically important dam. One of the biggest shake`ups of the rail
network in years, concerns that some services from this area could go.
Tomorrow is largely dry with some bright and sunny spells.
Temperatures getting up to 16 degrees.
A response on the subject of boundary changes,
. One very important point is that being
hull has very little spare land so the grab is about building lots of
houses. Tony says, people of the East Riding should ask themselves
whether or not they would rather see that young people enjoying well
paid, secure jobs in a prosperous and expanding hull or, like washing
on the dole, stacking shelves in the local supermarkets. Every other
northern city has expanded its borders to shout with a louder voice
for government money. I did watching. Have a nice evening.