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week. Great, Peter, thanks very much. It

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is Good evening and welcome to

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BBC Look North. Calls for

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a senior council official to resign after she was interviewed as part

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of the Rotherham sex abuse inquiry. Why people

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in Lincolnshire want more say in They shouldn't have to wait for

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something major or an incident where someone loses their life before they

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look at changing them. Hundreds

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of Belgian supporters arrive in Hull Ahead of tonight's Europe Boboli

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tied `` Europa League type. Everyone has been nice to us so we are having

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a good time. And looking back on a career, the ligature biker who sold

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his house to raise. And a look at the weather for the weekend coming

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up. `` the Lincolnshire biker. There are calls tonight

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for a senior officer at East Riding Pam Allen has a top job safeguarding

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children and young people but it has been revealed they she

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held a similar role at Rotherham Council during years of widespread

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child abuse and grooming. A report published earlier this week

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showed there had been collective failure by the authorities

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in that area to stop child abuse. East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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have refused to comment. Our correspondent Vicky

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Johnson has this report. Sexual grooming, rape

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and widespread abuse was allowed to blight the town of Rotherham

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for more than a decade because those It's now emerged that some senior

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officials employed there have since gone on to work

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for other local authorities. Pam Allen started work for Rotherham

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Council in 1996 and was appointed Towards the end of that year,

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she joined East Riding Council as head of children and young people's

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support and safeguarding services. While Pam Allen has been interviewed

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as part of the enquiry, it's not clear what she knew

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of the allegations. But there have been calls for

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those who once worked in Rotherham People who were clearly in positions

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of responsibility and authority, whose duty it was to look after

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these children but failed to do so, I just think it's what everyone

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would expect, that people would then accept responsibility

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and say it is not appropriate to One of the biggest Pakistani

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communities in our area is in Scunthorpe,

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less than 40 miles from Rotherham. Local people insist there isn't

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a problem here. If anything like this is happening,

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we made sure that the police, social services, the local

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authority, they stamp these things out and there is nothing like this

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happening in Scunthorpe and I hope Back in Beverley, and there's been

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silence from the council about what implications, if any, the Rotherham

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scandal has for this authority. We've been told that Rotherham's

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chief executive has written to East Riding Council

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and other employers of those individuals who are still working

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in child protection in light of But officials here have turned down

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our request for an interview and We asked to speak to Pam Allen

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and someone from East Riding Council, but no`one would make

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themselves available for interview. We also spoke to all the

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East Yorkshire MPs. Earlier I asked Yorkshire and

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Humber MEP Jane Collins, who was in Rotherham meeting victims

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of the abuse, It came out at 2pm

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and I physically felt sick when I Pam Allen held a senior role

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at Rotherham at the time. She is now head of children

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and young people safeguarding People watching tonight

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will be horrified at that. Having failed to protect children

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on her first watch here in Rotherham, she is now looking

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after children and young people's That is quite a disturbing thought

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and it needs looking into. This job holds, I'm told, a salary

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between ?73,000 and ?98,000 pounds. Should she still be in that job

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or should she call it a day? I think, really, everybody who has

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been associated over this period of time, that had the information

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in 2004 and 2005 when they had the seminars which told them all the

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graphic details and previous to that as well,

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are in an untenable position and they should all resign, whether they

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work for Rotherham Council or any council, they are all responsible

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and should be held to account. So Pam Allen,

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who is head of children and young people safeguarding at East Riding,

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you would like to see her resign? Rotherham will write to East Riding

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Council, I gather, and warn them and What would you say to

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East Riding Council tonight? I would say that you have to think

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about this lady's position and think about the people that she is getting

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paid to look after because out of all of this, right from the

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beginning, the priority should have been the children, not people's

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careers, not worrying about being called racist, not worrying about

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whether your colleagues will get into trouble, the main priority in

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all of this that should have been And finally and briefly,

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Pam could be watching TV tonight. I think you've got a lot

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of questions to answer, After December's floods, the vital

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support centre for disabled children If any of the people involved in

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trying to reopen the centre had a child that had to access that

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service, that building would have been opened by now, I'm sure.

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People living in parts of Lincolnshire say they should have

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a greater say in setting speed limits on the county's roads.

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At the moment a formula is used to determine how fast cars can travel.

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But campaigners say the authorities don't always get a true picture

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Speeding is an issue that many in Lincolnshire have an opinion

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about and some communities think they should have more of a say

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It took over four years to get the whole of this road cut to 30mph.

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Campaigners say their views should carry more weight

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and it should be quicker to get the speed limit changed.

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For accidents where someone has gone in the back of someone, it's not

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reported to the police, then they don't have statistics, so it's

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trying to get the place a safer road to go down but without having a

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tragic accident before you feel that the Highways

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When a council is considering reducing a speed limit,

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it has to decide what is appropriate for that specific location.

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It takes into account whether there have been accidents

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in the past, people who use the road and its general layout.

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Now new signs warning drivers to check their speed will be given

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The county's Police and Crime Commissioner says speed is

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a big issue and one raised with him wherever he goes.

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By providing repeater signs, which will be put on suitable

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lampposts or whatever, street furniture in areas where speeding

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has been a problem or is still a problem, simply to remind motorists

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But Keith Peat, a former traffic police officer who

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now campaigns for motorists, says residents do not have the knowledge

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Maybe they were a baker, a butcher or a candlestick maker, but what is

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their qualification to be judging what is correct and what isn't?

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The simple issue is that if the accidents are not happening,

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So although some think reducing speed limit isn't the answer,

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others will be hoping the new signs will help give more

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Councillor Richard Davies, who is responsible for Highways

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and Transport at Lincolnshire County Council, joins me now.

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Good evening. What evidence did you need before changing speed limits on

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roads? 25 locals say it is too high, can you act on that? That is part of

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the information we feed into the process. Last year we reviewed

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speeds but on all major roads, looking at the layout, speed of

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traffic and accident it to give an overall response that set limits

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fairly. The crime finished `` commissioner says speeding is a big

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problem in Lincolnshire. Lots of residents talk about it. I do not

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think it is necessarily as much of an issue as people think it is but

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it is the perception we have to think `` we have to deal with and

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there are lots of places where we have a problem. You say roads

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through villages are the lifeblood of the community. Is that code for,

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we cannot have everyone going slowly? You have to balance the

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needs of residents and motorists. In Lincolnshire we have the 4th largest

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road network in the country but we not have the major dual carriageways

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and motorways that enable us to divert traffic out of small

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villages. If you travel from Lincoln to grant them, you will be going

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through a number of small villages that are concerned about speeding.

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If we were to implement 20 mph speed limits on every road, the impact to

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the economy would be big. Earlier this year when we spoke to

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residents, we found the majority of people are broadly happy with our

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policy. You also said Lincolnshire isn't a retirement home. Are some

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people who are maybe retired and wanting people to go slowly, and it

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isn't practical for you and people trying to do business? Lincolnshire

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is a forward`looking county and we have to support our results and or

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economy, and where we don't have the public transport we might like, the

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road network is key to moving goods, people and services, so we have to

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keep traffic moving. Good to talk to you, councillor.

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We want to hear from you on this story.

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Should local people have more of a say on setting speed limits?

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Maybe you think the speeds should stay as they are.

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Whether you live in Lincolnshire or East Yorkshire,

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it would be good to get your views on this subject tonight.

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Do you think the speed limits are about right in Lincolnshire?

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There will be more on that subject tonight at 10:25 PM. Some more news

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from around our area in brief. A father from Hull who is trapped

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in Iraq has been told he won't be able to leave the country until

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at least next week. Kristian Nicholson had

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his passport confiscated eight months ago, after he was involved

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in a fatal car crash. He received a six`month suspended

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prison sentence last weekend and was set to have it returned,

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but that still hasn't happened. Police have named a man who died

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in Bridlington yesterday as The 39`year`old was found

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unconscious on Sewerby Road Four men arrested on suspicion

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of murder remain in police custody. Two men

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and a boy were also arrested earlier Former Conservative MP Neil

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Hamilton, who's now a member of UKIP,

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has applied to be a Parliamentary It follows existing MP Mark

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Simmonds' announcement that he'll Two wards have now been closed

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at Scunthorpe Hospital as staff work Tests are being carried out to

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see if it's caused by the Both staff and patients have been

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affected, and visitors are being urged not to come to the hospital

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if they have been unwell. An aircraft carrier, which Hull City

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Council wants to bring to the city, The 32` year`long career of HMS

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Illustrious came to an end today Hull City Council wants to host the

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ship as a visitor attraction for its The Ministry of Defence says it will

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decide where the ship will go North East Lincolnshire Council say

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six employees have been dismissed The council's annual fraud report,

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which came out today, says reasons for the dismissals range from theft,

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abuse of the time management A children's care centre in Hull

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damaged in December's tidal surge is still

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closed to families, nine months on. One mum says in that time she's

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been offered no overnight respite The Humber NHS Trust,

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which owns the building, says repair 10`year`old Annie`May could have

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a life`threatening epileptic It means she always needs

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experienced carers nearby. Her family had relied on

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Hull's Sunshine House and its nurses for respite care,

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but since it flooded in December's There is no`one that can have

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Annie`May overnight now because there isn't that facility that

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has nursing care within the city. We're been offered no alternative

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for that so it's had a huge impact on us because as a family you need

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time off when you're caring This building is owned by the

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Humber NHS Trust but the services were provided

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by the city healthcare partnership. The partnership have

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since offered some occasional in`home help, but families say that

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doesn't go far enough and they want to know when their children could be

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back in this building. These photos show some

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of the flood water damage. The trust say the building had to be

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thoroughly dried out and disinfected Some equipment at

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the centre had been given by local I've been trying to get

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in touch with them to find out what's happened to that equipment

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because of We need to replace that equipment

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but also if Sunshine House opens back up or when it opens back up,

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we want to be able to say we'll have equipment back in there to

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support their needs because it is A welcome overnight break hasn't

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been possible for Mary`Jane and her I'm sure if any of the people that

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were involved in trying to reopen Sunshine House have a child that

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actually had to access that service and had profound and complex needs

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and knew how available that service was to parents, that building would

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have been opened by now, I'm sure. `` how valuable that service was to

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parents. Meanwhile, The Humber NHS Trust say

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building work should begin in Children

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like Annie`May will benefit from The mistake

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which gave Lokeren the edge. Now Hull City are looking

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for a win at home tonight. Hundreds of fans from Belgium

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have come to the KC tonight to cheer Lokeren on, but Hull City

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are hoping they will still be able Tonight's photograph was taken by

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cumulonimbus in the background. I cumulonimbus in the background. I

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mentioned last night about you mentioned last night about you

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looking green on the TV, someone said you looked like the Incredible

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Hulk. But much grown here. I was Hulk. But much grown here. I was

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scrawny. Low pressure in charge scrawny. Low pressure

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tomorrow but we do get a lot of low tomorrow but we do get a lot of low

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pressure so the showers will be few pressure so the showers will be few

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and far between, some places will stay dry. The weekend will not look

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too bad and next week summer should return either middle of next week so

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that is something to look forward to. We have had a few sharp showers

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in the last few hours but they are just about clear of the Lincolnshire

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coast so it should be sunny this evening, then overnight looks dry

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with clear periods, a little more cloud later in the night so it is a

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fine night, the wind will pick up, temperatures looking around 12 or

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13d. The sun rises at 6:04 a.m., next high water time is at age 30 3

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am at Cleethorpes. Very able cloud tomorrow, a risk of 1 or 2 showers

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but most activity will be further west and to the north of us,

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although showers may make more progress is to, but the emphasis is

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still on dry and bright weather. It will be quite windy, tough afternoon

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temperature a little below average for the end of

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Hundreds of Belgian football supporters have spent the day

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in Hull ahead of tonight's Europa League tie at the KC Stadium.

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Hull City must come from behind against Sporting Lokeren to keep

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To the stadium then, and our reporter Phillip Norton.

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Phil, what's the atmosphere been like so far?

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I think most fans have had a cracking day so far.

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I spent a few hours walking around the city centre earlier to

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find hundreds of Lokeren fans dressed in their

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yellow and black colours wandering around and taking in the sights.

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Lots of them chatting and sharing good`natured banter with

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Many had been to tourist attractions like the Deep.

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Quite a few were sampling the local beers but all

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We were here specifically, not a lot of atmosphere, locals are welcoming

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us, you are here for the match, really nice. We had a great time

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here. We went to the deep, we had a few beers in the pub everyone is

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very nice to us so we're a good time. It is very nice to be here. A

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wonderful city. The local fans have been tremendous, `` the Lokeren fans

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have been tremendous, lots of atmosphere and singing, it is what

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you want. Here on the pitch it is all to do.

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A week ago it was an error by keeper Allan Mcgregor that gifted

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They come here with a 1`0 lead, and of course away goals come

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into play for them tonight so the Tigers will be doing all they

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can to keep a clean sheet, and overturn last week's result.

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Steve Bruce says they will not be gung ho but we're focused on keeping

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the European journey alive. It's the great nights and European

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nights, the things that when your career finishes, you remember them,

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and if we can come together with a really big pull here and a big

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European night, it's what you play football for, what you're involved

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in football for, and this club has not really been

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there so it is a journey we are all going to try and enjoy if we can,

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and let's hope we can pull it off. And it doesn't get much bigger than

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facing the likes of Inter Milan or holders Sevilla ` very real

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prospects if Hull City manage to turn this scoreline around tonight

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and progress to the group stages, Thank you, Phil. There will be

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commentary on the game. You can listen on BBC radio Humberside.

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We've had a lot of messages about the plans to ban smoking in

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cars with children, which have been called ineffective and unenforceable

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Experts say it could improve the health of young people in Hull,

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a city with one of the highest smoking rates in the country.

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"Some smokers are totally delusional.

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Simon, who is a lifelong smoker, says:

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Hull's Luke Campbell will challenge for his first professional boxing

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These pictures of the announcement which took place at

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a press conference in the city today include flash photography.

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The 28 year old went nose to nose with the Argentine boxer Daniel

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who he'll fight for the vacant WBA Intercontinental lightweight

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Grimsby Ice Rink will re`open in just over a week's time,

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It follows the installation of a temporary ?200,000

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ice pad ` after a refrigeration failure forced it to close in June.

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A Lincolnshire biker who sold his house to continue in

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his sport has been reflecting on one of the biggest wins of his career.

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Peter Hickman from Alford battled through dreadful conditions to win

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in the British Superbikes at Cadwell Park at the weekend.

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At the start of this season, he didn't even have a ride, but on

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Monday peter Heckman showed everyone why he is a contender in the British

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superbikes championship. The most unlikely race winner we have

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experienced. He won in the worst possible conditions. Today he was

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back at Cadwell Park, reflecting on the moment. There aren't many words

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that can describe it, fantastic atmosphere, a big turnout and good

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to do it in front of home fans. He has come to the championship late,

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and awesome job at the TT, fastest ever newcomer and he knew he would

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come to his backyard. Peter started as a teenager on mini Moto 's. We

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went to have a look at him and he was flying around, he loved it and

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he started winning, so that was the start of it. I got him playing the

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all and swimming and cross country, everything but riding motorcycles,

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but the will of the boy, he decided this was what he wanted to do. To

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keep his racing dreams alive, Peter gave up his house last year and

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lives with his girlfriend in a mobile home. Living is expensive

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nowadays and so is racing so I had to cut bumping out, so unfortunately

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it was the house for a bit. Hopefully this will not be permanent

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but for now it is doing the job. It must have felt worthless as he

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crossed the finish line 1st. I couldn't believe it when I sought, I

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just burst into tears, couldn't help but, but so pleased for him. Here's

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hoping it is that 1st of many home victories. `` it is the 1st.

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Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines: A blow

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for the Conservatives as Tory MP Douglas Carswell defects to UKIP.

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Calls for a senior council official to resign

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mentioned last night about you looking green on the TV, someone

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Tomorrow, if you sunny spells, most areas will stay dry. Tomorrow

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temperatures will get up to 19dC. Now, talking about speeding on the

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roads in Lincolnshire. Robert says there is a residential road near us

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that people speak that which has a school. My mum was hit by a speeding

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car down there but the council would do anything about it until someone

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is killed. Maureen says, having not long moved to Lincolnshire from

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Essex, many drivers here seem to be on a suicide mission with their

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high`speed overtaking. Interesting someone has just moved here. Neil

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says cars regularly exceed 30 mph in the residential street where we

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live. The police and council will not do anything about it until

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someone is

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