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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.
The village that wants the government to decide if yet another
We're not against industry, we just don't want of the three stations
here. The first GCSE results since Ofsted
criticised some East Yorkshire History is made in the skies
above Lincolnshire. Fans gather in Belgium
for the latest leg of I am here where the first step has
been taken towards a permanent memorial to the men Bomber Command.
Fans gather in Belgium for the latest leg of
It has been a dreary day today, the promise of brighter skies tomorrow.
I will be back later with the details.
A community in Lincolnshire is calling on the Government to
intervene over plans to build two large power stations near to
Villagers in Sutton Bridge claim their local council isn't being
helpful enough and so last night held a referendum to
But, as our Environment Correspondent,
Paul Murphy, reports, there's no guarantee they'll be listened to.
Savouring a victory, despite a late night organising the poll,
campaigners were back at work this morning. They believe the result
will send a clear message to the government that nothing less than a
public inquiry is now needed into the proposed power stations for
Sutton Bridge. We have already sent over 200 odd
letters to the Secretary of State asking for the public inquiry, so
the poll has now to add more weight to it. I don't see how they can
actually refuse it now. This is an unusual event.
On a 17% turnout, 600 people voted for the Secretary of State to
intervene in the power station proposals.
Seven against. One of the proposed plants is a ?300 million biomass
power station near the village. It will needed to bring in thousands of
tonnes of wood pellets by road and will be sited near to an existing
facility. The other proposed plant facility. The other proposed plant
is a gas`fired power station and it would mean this small Lincolnshire
village would have three power stations on its doorstep, prompting
fears about traffic, emissions and noise.
In a statement, energy park Sutton Bridge, behind the wood`burning
power station, said it would be subject to the very strictest
controls from the Environment Agency and a comprehensive and positive
independent assessment has already been undertaken by professional
experts. The gas powered station EDF said if the station was to go ahead
it would involve a peak of around 1005 had people during construction
and a further 1200 indirect roles. It would involve the use of local
companies and Labour were ever practicable.
Campaigners believe the District Council does not have the necessary
technical understanding to make the decision about these plans. They do
not know where the fuel stop is coming from.
They do not know what roads are going to be used. They know really
nothing about the incinerator. The District Council has said it
will not meant on a life planning matter. The government has told us
it cannot intervene, but local people believe the results of last
night's referendum cannot be ignored.
I spoke to Vicky Ellis from Energy Live News and asked her why
decisions on power stations are left to local politicians.
Often they are left to local politicians because the powers that
be think it may be easier for them to smooth the way with local
communities they don't want it to seem like it is being rammed down
the throats of the people who will end up with it in their back garden.
I do think there has to be more strategy and talking to people
directly so they feel involved... Who should make this decision? They
feel it is too big for local councillors to rule on.
Really, this might even be something the energy secretary might have two
have a look at, or certainly the Department of energy have to have a
strategy for renewable energy. If it is something we needed to power the
country and that area, maybe they have two have a think about getting
involved. How do you sell a power station to any rule or community?
No one will choose to have won on their doorstep. Don't the energy
companies have to do more and offer an incentive?
Yes, often the offer incentives. `` often they do. In Cornwall, they
offer a cheaper energy tariffs for people nearby the Della Baldwin
farm. That is an option to get more buy in
from the local community. Is it hard for local Conservative MPs to speak
up when rule areas on this issue crash marked `` in rural areas?
I don't think they have a public speaking up at all.
Good to talk with you tonight, thank you.
We would be keen to get your views on this one if you are in Sutton
Bridge or elsewhere. Do you agree with the villagers that decisions
like this should be made at a national level? Do you think that
incentives would change your mind? What should they be? Do you trust
local politicians to make the right decision?
We look forward to hearing from you. Later on tonight's programme, how
the residents of East Marsh in Grimsby reacted on being ranked the
worst place to live in the country. Just because you do not own a house
it does not mean it is a bad place to live.
Honestly, I think it has gone down in the past few years. I have lived
here all my life, if I thought it was that bad I would go elsewhere.
Pupils across our area have been finding out their GCSE results.
It's the first set of results since the Government reformed
In Hull, the number of students receiving five grades of
A* to C including Maths and English is 44% ` down from 49% last year `
In the East Riding 60% of pupils got the grades.
It was also 60% in Lincolnshire, and 57% in North and
None of these authorities saw a significant change.
Tolu Adeoye went to see how students did at a school in East Yorkshire.
Nervous faces, trembling hands. Time to sneak a peek at the grades
achieved after 11 years of full`time compulsory education.
At Beverley high school, typical scene is reflected in schools across
the area. There was joy... I got a lot of Bs and I am really
happy. There was a relief... She was convinced she had failed
quite a few, I am really proud of. There was some frustration...
I just got degrades, worse than inspected.
This morning has been about individuals, a chance to celebrate
success or comfort to those who have not done as well as expected. The
focus for staff now will turn to the school performance as a whole.
Last year, Beverley high school was one of 15 in East Riding inspected
after falling standards. Teachers believe today's results
show progress. We are confident Ofsted will come
back and judge us to be good. I am proud of the girls, they have worked
ever so hard and they have been bombarded with changes from external
sources and have coped really well with the demands. This years GCSE
results are in the first following tinges to the exam system.
Fewer pupils are sitting exams early because only the first result will
count. All exams are taken at the end of two years instead of in
modules and there have been changes in the assessment of certain
subjects. In English, speaking and listening
tests no longer count. I am not disappointed, I knew there
would be a difference. We felt results would be depressed because
of the system of marking that would be brought into place. But I do
trust that head teachers and principals and teachers generally
know their children, nor what is best for them and are in coding them
to do what suits them. But not all schools have seen a
negative impact. This school says results have gone
up. There is talk about the volatility in the system at the
moment. It is the first time we have had
this new style examination, which makes it even more pleasing we have
been able to increase our results. At least I have got my Cs to get
into college. Pupils must now choose between sixth form, college,
training or an apprenticeship. Whatever they choose, today's
results are a significant step towards building their future.
There've been no more reported cases of legionnaires disease in Grimsby
Four people have been treated for the disease.
The source of the infection hasn't been
identified and doctors surgeries have been on alert for other cases.
All those with the disease are responding to the treatment.
There has been criticism of a report claiming the East Marsh
area of Grimsby is the worst place to live in the country.
The Daily Telegraph newspaper ranked it bottom in a list based on things
And, though some say it deserves to be there, others think it doesn't
take paint an accurate picture of life on East Marsh.
According to the Daily Telegraph, this is the worst place to live in
Britain, but standing in the garden of this block of flats you would not
think it. Cathy has lived here in East Marsh for almost 40 years and
says she can think of worst places to be.
There are good places and bad places, good people and bad people
in it. We all joining together year`round support each other.
Where would you get that? Not in a big time because you would not know
so many people. This is lovely. The report is based on five factors
including health, income and whether people own their own houses. Some
question whether that is an accurate way of deciding whether this is a
good place to live. Some of the statistics used are up to eight
years old. East Marsh Councillor Steve Beasant
says there are other things they do not take into account. They do not
say whether residents get on well together.
They have a great deal of pride in their local community. In the
future, East Marsh will be a very prosperous place because of course
we have the renewable energy sector growing rapidly. There will be a
great deal of jobs and employment in the area.
Some streets have had a make over. Tortured drive now looks like this.
There are new community facilities like the open door centre, too.
Inside there were mixed views on whether this was the worst place to
live. I would not choose to live there. I have no choice, really.
This place and many other places like it are helping people in the
area and that is a good thing and baby things will start to improve.
I have lived here all my life, so if I thought it was that bad I would go
elsewhere. There is no escaping the fact East
Marsh has high on climate and a lower than average life expectancy,
but people here see those numbers do not reflect their community spirit.
The East Marsh area of Grimsby, voted the worst place in the country
by the Daily Telegraph. If you live there or in Grimsby you
may have a view on this, we would be keen to have your thoughts.
Although we cannot read all of your messages out, we do read them here.
Thanks to everyone who got in touch about signs being put up in Lincoln
George in Hull says, "Students should have more consideration
They can stay in bed until lunch time,
These are signs, by the way, are quite small and high up on the post.
I am sure that starts a whole new debate! Thank you very much indeed
for all of those, we will have to wait and see if that works and is a
success after freshers week. Eyes on the sky ` how
the A15 was brought to a standstill And the football club paying fans to
come through its turnstiles. Tonight's photograph was taken by
John Bevan. That is a nice view, I think that is the first thing that
area has been on the programme. Let me draw your attention to the
saddest picture and e`mail of the year or of the last five years.
This is of Mark's home and that is his fridge, and look what he has got
pinned on his fridge door. It would be interested `` I would be
interested to know what his wife thinks about that.
What about that wall you have with all of the pictures of me?
Yes, thank you! Paul will be returning during the
week, he might give you less hassle. He will not know what to do with me.
Tomorrow we have a brighter skies and a few showers, fairly hit and
miss particularly in hand. On Saturday, a few showers in the east,
otherwise dry and bright. Sunday is the same, a very chilly
start. This area of low pressure will be bringing wet and windy
conditions through Monday. We can see all the cloud earlier that
spread down from the North. Still producing showers in places and will
continue to do so though we should also see clear spells developing in
the North, as well. Showers will tend to die out towards the end of
the night as temperatures fall back to around tell `` ten or 11 in towns
and cities. Not quite as low as last night because of the cloud cover.
Sun will rise in the morning at 5:52am.
Tomorrow there will be the odd shower now and again particularly
later in the day but overall a good deal of dry weather and an
improvement on today. Plenty of bright or sunny spells. It will feel
cool, particularly out of the sunshine, but generally a warmer
feel compared with today. Showers likely later in the day and the odd
sharp one. It will feel pleasant in the sunshine but temperatures really
disappointing for the time of year, 17 or 18 Celsius. Saturday and
Sunday, very cold start, Matthew showers on Sunday, and settled for
Monday. I am expecting a rush of pictures
from people's fridge doors, but we are shutting up shop, I am sorry.
Wright, see you tomorrow. It was a once`in`a`lifetime moment
for thousands of aviation enthusiasts and veterans who
witnessed this historic flypast over The Vulcan in the centre was flanked
by the last two flying Lancasters. The planes had come together to mark
a symbolic moment in the development of a new memorial
centre to Bomber Command. Our reporter, Jake Zuckerman,
is on the site just outside Lincoln How important was this fly`past?
This was a very significant day for the team behind Lincolnshire Bomber
Command memorial because it marks the beginning of the process of
turning the dream of a memorial into a solid reality.
As you can see from the view behind me it will be pretty spectacular, a
Spire 102 feet tall will stand on this site where it could be seen for
miles around, a fitting tribute to the men who gave their lives and
died with Bomber Command. Two Lancasters and a Vulcan. A
unique combination, one day that aviation enthusiasts will remember
for years to come. As crowds gathered at RAF Waddington
this morning, it quickly became clear that this once in a lifetime
event was attracting far more spectators than had been expected.
For many of those onlookers it had been an early start,
but all agreed it was worthwhile. We travelled all the way down from
Rochdale to see this. We set off at 5am this morning. Fairly tired, but
it was well worth it. I finished work at 6am this morning,
had two hours in bed and straight here. It is a once`in`a`lifetime
opportunity to see this happen. It will not happen again in my
lifetime, that is for sure. but all agreed it was worthwhile.
Police warned drivers to avoid the A15 as all designated car parks
filled up. As two distinctive shapes
appeared in the sky, the road became an impromptu viewing area.
At a site in nearby Canwick, veterans, fundraisers and serving
airmen gathered to cut the first turf at what is to become the
international Bomber Command Centre. A spire 102 feet tall
representing the wingspan of a Lancaster Bomber will be surrounded
by panels commemorating all those who died serving with Bomber Command
during the Second World War. Nobody until quite recently had
recognised the suffering and the contribution which was made by all
of those guys who got up in an aeroplane.
The last two flying Lancasters joined forces with the only flying
Vulcan to over`fly the ceremony. It was an emotional moment
for the veterans present, who included Jonny Johnson,
the last surviving british veteran of the famous Dambusters raid.
I think it is terrific. It is one of the best dedications, I think, to
the 55,500 crew, air crew, that we lost during the war.
Irrespective of the losses we were suffering, the boys still went up.
When I saw those two Lancasters, over I shall remember it.
It was a sight that's never likely to be repeated,
a day like no other for the thousands who stopped to watch and a
fitting tribute to those who served and died with bomber command.
Of course, the reason this site was chosen for the memorial was because
of the towers of Lincoln Cathedral that you can see behind me. Those
were used as a navigational aid by crews finding their way back to base
during the war. When they saw them they knew they were nearly home and
pretty soon this site will be a memorial to those incredibly brave
men. Again, thank you for all of the
pictures that were sent during the afternoon on a very important day.
In less than an hour, Hull city will be playing in the latest European
adventure which is a trip to Belgium.
The manager, Steve Bruce, says the demands of competing in the Europa
League will not distract them from the Premier League.
Our reporter is there and this report contains some flash
photography. They have travelled by air, rail and
sea, an Army continuing march around Europe. Fans have been gathering in
the town's main square today. It is what you think about when you
are a little kid. Now we are here. The journey took us about an hour on
the plane, we are all happy. We have been done your about an
hour, brilliant so far, soaking it up.
Everyone is having a good luck. Come on, the Tigers.
Then there were those who went the extra mile.
This man left on Monday on his bicycle. I cycled to Peterborough,
Tuesday I cycled to Kent, Wednesday I came over there with the
opportunity to see Hull city away in Europe was good and I am on to try
and take it. He has not got a lot of money, that
is why he has done it. I take my hat off to him.
All 1200 way tickets were sold out for this match.
But there could be many more Hull city fans here just to soak up the
atmosphere. The team a are playing is no
stranger to European football, but the Belgian Premier League side has
never bitten an English team. For Hull city the journey began
yesterday. The Tigers are without star signing Robert Snodgrass with
suspected ligament damage ruling him out for much of the season. Steve
Bruce says tonight's game will not be easy.
We got a good result over the weekend and we will be better again
physically wise, because we will need to be. They are a good side. As
Tigers fans arrived at the ground tonight they know a good win could
put them on course for more overseas ties with some of your's elite
footballing sides. `` some of Europe's.
You can hear full match commentary on BBC Radio Humberside, the
kick`off is at 7:30pm tonight. You will often hear football fans
complaining about the cost of going to what their team. 's `` Hull's
newest non`league club is actually paying fans to turn up to watch
them. Former North Ferriby player
and team manager Jamie Waltham paid ?2 to anyone who came to watch
his team, Hull United AFC, Usually at the gates of a football
ground, you have to pay to get in. But the non`league Hull United will
pay you ?2 to support their side. I figure a lot of them were expecting
it but some of them were surprised they were getting paid and some of
those who knew they would refused to take it.
Everyone has turned out, obviously for the free ?2, most keen for that.
These are the two Michael Jamies. All former footballers who came up
with the idea. They have rebranded as struggling
Humber Premier League team. If this is something people want, we
don't have a problem, the more people come, it is not rocket
science, then rebuild a fan base and take it from there. Hull deserves a
top nominated club. `` non`league club.
In terms of the grassroots, people want a different option.
At half`time, family members run the cafe and your ?2 goes along way.
I go to Hull city all the time so it is nice to get the opportunity to
come and see what it is like here. I think I will come again. This was
Jamie's vision, even if it came at a cost.
Supporters packing the standards and cheering on his footballers who play
for free. We were visiting relatives in the
area. We come from the West Midlands but we saw the initiative in the
newspaper and thought we would come along.
They've got some clean players, they can get the passing round and it is
really, really good. I am inspired. It extra supporters boost the
morale? A four ` one victory means two wins
in two for a team with their sights on promotion whatever the cost.
Singer Michael win`win situation, great story, ?2 and you get to meet
Jill, as well. It's thought a puppy in Lincolnshire
is so tiny it could qualify to be This is Tyson,
who lives near Spilsby. He's a cross between a Chihuahua
and a Lhasa Apso and is just five inches long
and four and a half inches tall. That's less than the smallest
dog currently on record. He's only nine weeks old but it's
thought he won't grow much bigger. He just did not grow. He just
stopped growing, really. If you see his brothers comedy is about a
quarter of the size. He was actually born with cleft
palate, which meant he could not latch onto mum.
We came in one day and he had been pushed out of the litter. He was on
the floor, called, practically lifeless. We picked him up and I did
CPR on him, got him going again, took him to the vet and said, just
persevered and see what you can do. I don't think he expected he would
survive very long. He has thrived. Finally, let us have recapture the
national and regional headlines. Let's get a recap of the national
and regional headlines... New details emerge
about the death of an American journalist in Syria ` he was held
captive by three British jihadis. A community in Lincolnshire calls
on the Government to intervene over plans to build two large power
stations in their village. Sunny spells and isolated showers, a
gentle north`westerly breeze, top temperatures up to 16 Celsius.
We have responses on the subject of the power station in Sutton Bridge
we were talking about at the start of the programme.
Jonathan says, give residents in a ten mile radius of the power station
half`price on the energy bills. That will be a pittance to the
energy companies and see how many objections there are.
Another reviewer says I have lived there all my life, why do we need
more power station when the existing one is not working at full power?
Another viewer says, we will still end up fighting for it not to
happen. It will literally be in my back
yard. Thank you for watching, have a nice
evening. We're back at 10:25pm,