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That's all from the BBC News at Six, so
Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight:
Passengers' anger at an above inflation rise in train fares.
I think it is disgusting. For people in the north it could mean their
fears are arising by four times their salary. ``fares are rising.
A murder suspect is accidentally let out of jail ` a high`level
Fishermen banned from fishing, after wind farm bosses take them to court
I'm at Glanford Park, after a difficult start to the season can
Scunthorpe United turn their fortunes round tonight.
Rare Spanish birds make their nest at a local nature reserve.
As rail fare increases are announced today, a transport campaign group
says passengers in this area are not being fairly effective.
Based on our estimates, is season`ticket prices go up as
expected, some passengers could pay hundreds of pounds more. Those
travelling between Grantham in London would be almost ?7 for the
year of those using the Hull to Leeds route could be charged almost
?400 of a season`ticket over ?2000. ``Grantham to London would be almost
?7000. So news today that passengers could
pay hundreds of pounds more for their season tickets next year
has not come as any surprise to If they can't afford it, they
will shut them down in the end. It goes up every year, services
are being cut, and really it should For people in the North, will try
the Mac to find a way to avoid avoid paying for affairs which are rising
much more than the rate of inflation. We cannot create wages
which go everyone unless we invest in our vital railway infrastructure.
Labour say that customers are being ripped off. They want the government
to pay more so that taxpayers pay less. More than a quarter of every
ticket bought goes to investment in the network. This year the
government capped fee rises keeping them in line with inflation. `` fear
rises. `` fare rises. Here is how to get in touch if you want to give us
an e`mail. We would like to hear from you if
you are a regular train user have to buy a long`distance season`ticket.
Train passengers and the North of England have been promised a
world`class rail network by the government. Three companies have
been short listed for Northern Rail and TransPennine.
His wife thinks he should keep his head down ` now Austin Mitchell's
views on women MPs prompts more reaction.
have reacted angrily to legal action banning them from part of the North
Sea. The High Court injunction has been taken out by Dong Energy which
wants to carry out survey work for a new wind farm in local fishing
grounds. Here's our Environment Correspondent, Paul Murphy.
This is the first time Dong Energy or I think any other wind energy
take this course of action. An investigation is underway after a
Banning of fishermen. There are plans to build up to 90 wind
turbines here that the developers need to fishermen out of the way to
complete the initial survey work. The relationship with the fishermen
has become increasingly strained. Dong energy offered some packages to
fishermen but fishermen here say they have been offered nothing at
all. When that failed, an injunction was sort and was one. `` was sought
and was won. Dong Energy has said that
the failed negotiations left them with no choice but to get the
fishermen banned. We have made a number of offers, we have increased
those offers, we have done rather a lock to reach a settlement. It is
worth pointing out that this is the first time that Dong Energy, or I
think, any other wind farm developer offshore has had to take this course
of action. And so, attempt at offshore has had to take this course
of action. And so, attempts at negotiation are
continuing between one of the East's oldest industries and one of
its newest. near Scunthorpe this afternoon
after the M180 westbound had to be closed when a lorry hit a bridge.
It happened at the junction with the M181 northbound at about two
o'clock. The lorry ` which was carrying a forklift truck ` hit an
overhead bridge, leaving debris and oil in the road. Diversions are
still in place. The last of a group of travellers
have left a site in East Yorkshire. They've been camping at the King
George the fifth playing fields in Hessle since last week. East Riding
of Yorkshire Council had given them Hull's borders say they'll take
their campaign to the streets to ensure voters give a clear message
to the Boundary Commission. Yesterday saw the launch of a group
called "Hands off the East Riding". Hull City Council says a bigger city
would bring financial benefits. But many insist there's no need to
change the boundary. Phil says this. While Dave is an
howl and says says this. `` Dave is in Hull. Austin Mitchell told a
Sunday newspaper that women focus on family rather than on complex issues
like Iraq. I think they are more concerned with family issues and
local issues than with ideas. Diana Johnson joins me in the studio. What
do you make of his comments? He is talking absolute nonsense. The idea
that women MPs are not combat in the Commons is rubbish. I think he's
using stereotypes here and it does not reflect what is happening in
Parliament today. He was elected 37 years ago and is leaving at the next
election and we have a great new female candidate in Grimsby and I
think he is simply wrong. I have spoken in nearly 300 based of this
Parliament and he has spoken about 40. I thought you Labour MPs stuck
together but of a slipknot. Not when he is wrong on this. `` but
obviously not. He says you are only issued on small issues. All members
of Parliament are interested in big ideas, of course we are. He says
that it's time to call it a day on all women selections. This was
viewed as a way of getting more women into Parliament and is a
short`term measure to get some women in. When Austin Mitchell was elected
in 1977, I am sure he was on an all`male short list then. If the
best member of Parliament as a man, then so be it? Having an all`male
short list is not the way to get the best person and by taking this step
we have a short`term measure to get a more representative parliament. I
think these short lists serve a purpose here.
women in the commons will weaken Parliament? Or agree with Diana's
comments? Also are you supportive of all women shortlists for selecting
The Ministry of Justice is investigating how a prisoner,
accused of murder, was accidentally released earlier this
month. He was found a number of hours later and taken back into
custody. The jail has recently been criticised by inspectors. And today
the government has been defending the prison system against claims it
How did a prisoner held within these walls come to be accidentally
released by prison officers. It's a question the ministry of justice are
trying to get to the bottom of. Martynas Kupstys was supposed to be
on his way to Lincoln Crown Court to face trial ` accused of committing
murder earlier this year ` instead he was set free.
It's been reported he was let out after a mix`up with another prisoner
and that he tried to tell staff but the mistake was only discovered when
he didn't show up at court. A number of newspapers have reported that he
was found three hours later sitting opposite the prison.
Mr Kupstys and his fellow defendant's trial collapsed for
legal reasons, they'll face a retrial next March.
Lincoln Prison's already been criticised this year ` a report in
April said there were problems with drugs, violence and prisoner safety.
It's also one of the most overcrowded prison's in the UK.
On a day when the government's defended the prison service and says
its not in crisis, the charity the Howard League for Penal Reform says
a mistake like this suggests otherwise.
We have seen all sorts of issues at this point in time. We have
challenges it with an increased population that was not expected in
the last 12 months. That is not a crisis in our prisons. There are
pressures we are facing but there is not a crisis.
type of incident where a prisoner is accidentally released is very rare
and regrettable. It's appointed a senior governor from another prison
This sort of matted mess, as it were, is unique, being the first
This view over Hull was taken by Steve Wright.
It has been a chilly day and that will be the same tomorrow mostly
drive. .``mostly dry. The candidate is not look too bad after some
showers on Thursday and Friday. There are still some showers around
but they will die out through the course of the evening leaving us
with largely dry conditions overnight. It will be a cool night
temperatures around nine or 10 degrees. It will be somewhat cooler
in the countryside. Your next high water will be just before three
o'clock tomorrow morning. It will be a chilly start particularly in the
countryside but largely dry with broken cloud and sunny spells. Most
places will avoid rain and will stay dry. Temperatures will still be well
below average. We should be around 21 degrees 22 degrees but out of the
sunshine it will be around 16 degrees. Looking further ahead, it
will be a cool day on Thursday and will close or from the north and at
times there will be some showery rain around. On Friday it will be
sunny spells and scattered showers. There will be a few early showers
for Saturday but it will dry out for largely dry weekend and temperatures
will recover slightly over the course of the weekend. A little bit
cold at night but not too bad during the day.
A 21`year`old showjumper from Lincolnshire has been selected
to represent Team GB at the World Equestrian Games.
Spencer Roe from South Hykeham near Lincoln is
If his team jump well, it could secure Great Britain an
Jill Archbold has been to meet him and his horse.
Practising at home ` a young horse and a young rider,
At 21, Spencer Roe is at the of beginning
of his career as a professional show`jumper, but already,
he has been called up to represent his country at the highest level.
His competitive career started at age 12, competing on ponies.
But Spencer's family never thought this was the beginning of a career.
If you had told me a year ago that we would be standing here,
saying my son was going to compete, I would have laughed at you, because
The other Lincolnshire member of Team GB is Spencer's horse,
called Wonder Why, but known affectionately as Disney.
We have to trust each other to jump these bigger fences.
He has been with the family for six years.
At the end of the day, if you don't have that, you can be
as good a rider as you want, but if you haven't got the horse,
So we have a big partnership between us two,
and we have to trust each them, and he does not want to throw me.
The pair have already competed for their country in the
Nation's Cup, the equestrian equivalent of the Premier League.
Their jumping has helped the team avoid relegation.
For a 21`year`old to break through into a senior championship team,
that is an outstanding achievement, and it shows not only his skill,
but also the support package that surrounds him.
If Spencer's team jump well, they could secure their Olympic
qualification, and this 21`year`old could be
a step closer to representing his country in Rio, 2016.
What is behind the pools start for Scunthorpe? ``poor start. It seems
to be the meet up in class that has led to the defeats. `` the leap up.
They are a good team. He is a good manager. I think by the end of the
year we will stay up. Is it time to hit the panic button yet? I don't
think so after two games but I think there is a sense of disappointment
after the euphoria of coming up from the lower division. It has not quite
content van which is one reason why the manager has acted and brought in
three new players in the last 48 hours. Today he brought in as
goalkeeper on loan from Peterborough. The regular goalkeeper
is injured. I wonder how difficult they found it to make the transition
between leaks. I think perspective is a big word to use at this stage
of the season and the quality of opposition with a Swindon and
Preston being in the top six has been hard. We will see where we are
in a week. That is the diplomatic answer. They are playing Fleetwood
tonight. And BBC Radio Humberside will have
commentary of Scunthorpe United You'd normally need to travel to the
Mediterranean to see one of these. But we only went as far as Frampton
Marsh ` to film this Glossy Ibis. And we weren't the only ones `
trying to get a good view. spotted in places like southern
Spain. But with European wetlands being
drained ` it's thought this one flew hundreds of miles in favour of a
life in Lincolnshire. We have managed to get fairly close
to him and he does not seem phased by all the attention he is getting.
He arrived here in June along with a female who ascends left and not
before a team here could film flirting. `` who has since left.
And then they made an even bigger discovery.
But his partner has been spotted recently in Spalding and Rutland.
Maybe next year we might even have some checks. ``some chicks. Rail
fares are on the rise. Tomorrow's weather will be dry and bright with
sunny spells and occasional showers. It will be warm in the afternoon.
Response on the subject of train fares which were talking about at
the start of the programme. This lady says she was told it would be
?32 from hole to Doncaster for me and my grandmother who is disabled.
``from Hull. This correspondent says the only people who can afford to
travel by train and members of Parliament on their announces.