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September will settle down with Sony spells and it will get warmer --
sunny spells. A story with a happy ending.
Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.
Yorkshire ambulance staff walk out on strike again, as the row
save frustration what is happening. We feel we are not listening to
others. Calls for landlords to stop
rubbish from building up The place is becoming unsightly and
people have seen vermin, rats and mice.
It is wanted as a tourist attraction in Hull.
Now, a bidding war erupts over who gets HMS Illustrious.
And putting the spa back in Woodhall Spa ` could this
And I will be back with the full weather forecast later in the
programme. There could be some good use.
They are a small band of workers who have been in dispute
with their bosses for almost two years and, this afternoon, some
staff at the Yorkshire Ambulance Service walked out on strike again.
At the heart of it is a row about working hours.
The Yorkshire Ambulance Service now refuses to recognise
their union and, with both sides refusing to budge,
amid claims patients are being put at risk, can a solution be found?
They provide a vital service, and one that most of us take
But one ambulance worker's union claims staff in Yorkshire
The members are frustrated and fatigued. They are at breaking point
move. The dispute centres on giving
more responsibility to emergency care assistants who Unite claim
don't get enough training before Other claims include longer shifts
And changes to shifts which Unite say could lead to staff working 10
hours without a meal break It is a row that has now lasted 22 months
and sparked several strikes. With both sides
refusing to back down. Other unions have been able to talk
and council strikes. Why have you not been able to do that. They are
refusing to talk to us. We have left to with no avenue apart from this.
It is thought about 120 ambulance staff across Yorkshire have walked
out, out of 4500. The hospital says while they are worried about the
impact on patient safety, they do have other plans in place.
But this ambulance worker who wants to remian anonomous for fear of
losing his job, says striking is the only way to voice concern about the
It could be worrying that F a paramedic was called, they could get
someone who barely had a first aid certificate.
But at Hull Royal infirmary today some felt strike action was
a step too far The mediator Acas has now stepped
The mediator has now stepped in to try abrupt break the deadlock, but
after two years of dispute, a swift end to the road seems increasingly
unlikely. Management at the
Yorkshire Ambulance Service dispute the union's figures about
the number of people on strike. I asked Ian Brandwood
from the service why they would not We were talking to them until about
two years ago, but they were deviating eyes after they failed to
conduct themselves properly last time. The unions see the door is
opened and they want to talk. Why is your one closed? Because we have
nothing to talk to them about any more. The reality as they represent
a very small number of staff in the organisation. We recognise Unison,
who represent the majority of our staff. You mention the numbers
there, I believe about 100 out of 4000 staff were out on today. That
figure is wrong. They would probably be about 40 people on strike, ten of
which are on strike in the region here. Is it just a small disruptive
minority? No, we value our staff members, but clearly those who are
in Unite view we need to take strike action. It was purely around the
derecognition of the Unite union. We do not think that is an issue. This
number of people on strike, what is your message to them? Our message to
them is simple. If they have grievances, talk to us and we will
try and address them. Are the ambulance staff right
to keep going on strike. Or do you back the managers who are
refusing to talk to their union? Contact us in the
following manner and let us know. The East Riding of Yorkshire Council
today confirmed it is talking to Rotherham Council after it emerged
one of its senior child protection officers previously worked there, at
a time when hundreds of girls were Pam Allen who is now the Head
of Children and Young People Support and Safeguarding Services at
East Riding, was in a similar job What is the council saying about
Pam Allen? I have we know that this report into
Child exploitation came at a time when she was working there. In her
previous role, East Riding Council refused to stay anything. We have
issued two statements today. In a letter sent to the
Chief Executive, he asks whether the council plans to
review Ms Allen's suitability "If it is the case that she bears a
serious level of responsibility for the situation that was allowed
to develop in Rotherham, it is highly doubtful whether Ms Allen
should be entrusted with a similar safeguarding role in the
East Riding, Well, the council has issued
two statements today. He asked whether the council is
going to renew a look at her suitability. They said,
the council said the statement was a response to his questions, but they
do not appear to have answered everything that they had asked. We
will keep you up`to`date with any developments on the story.
Lincolnshire Police say they have arrested two girls and a boy
in connection with the murder of a 42`year`old man in Spalding.
The man was airlifted to hospital from Coronation
He died from his injuries in the early hours of this morning.
Four people have been injured, three of them seriously,
in a road accident on the A158 at Wragby in Lincolnshire.
The road has been closed for several hours
The principal of the Thomas Ferens Academy in Hull has resigned
Juliet Strang stepped down after figures showed only one
in five of her pupils hit the government benchmark
The Canadian Lancaster bomber flown to Lincolnshire to take part
It landed safely in the north east this morning
Work is beginning on a new multi`million pound building
The site will provide accommodation, as well as training workshops,
Private landlords are being urged to take responsibility for piles
of rubbish left by their tenants in parts
Residents have complained about houses with so much rubbish outside
One of the city MPs says landlords need to be good neighbours
and take responsibility and it is urging the council to use
a rundown, unsightly and he's in squalid. This is some of the words
used to describe the streets, home to a high population of students.
She says the problem is getting worse. They do not lose deposits are
bonds, so they have nothing to lose. At Christmas time, they put all the
rubbish in the front. It was horrendous. You could tell it had
been there for months. There was a terrible smell. There was a gap
between the two houses and a gap between the two houses between them.
I could not even get into the letterbox. The council said it is
working to educate residents, to take enforcement action also we are
relevant. They also want to see how the powers could be strengthened. I
want to see how the powers could be strengthened. I wanted to make sure
tenants put rubbish out, keep premises clean and tidy and that
they are an asset to the city. One local letting agent may be to punish
bad landlords. That is the only way we can go forward. Something has to
be done. If it is not tidied up, then you have to impose a fine. At a
property owned by Christine, new students have just moved in. In our
experience, it is not always practical for them to clean up after
the tenants. If I have found they have left a load of rubbish, they
cannot just buy get up and take it to the tip. But I am penalised. What
do we do, leave it at the house? Residency it is not the first time
they have complained, but they hope they have complained, but they hope
the renewed focus of the problem will lead to some improvements.
People have already been telling us about rubbish on West Parade
in Lincoln and Beverley Road in Hull, on our Facebook page.
Have you seen rubbish dumped where you live
Still ahead tonight ` there is heartbreak for Hull City fans,
as the Tigers' European dream comes to an early end.
We take a special look at the history of this Lincolnshire
landmark and ask could it be brought back to life?
This photo of Cleethorpes was taken by Wayne Porter.
Please keep your photographs coming in. Thank you very much for that
one. We have had issues with Paul looking green over the past couple
of nights. Maybe I should replace him permanently! I think a few
people would be quite happy with that!
It looks quite nice over the weekend. An improvement, with the
return of summer. Over the weekend, it is looking quite decent. Sunny
spells with the odd isolated shower. It should stay largely dry on
Sunday. It may just be interrupted for a little foil by this weather
front pushing and overnight on Sunday into Monday. There have been
some showers around this afternoon. Most of the showers on the coast.
Through the next couple of hours, they will tend to die up die out.
Overnight temperatures 12`15 Celsius.
Tomorrow, it is looking like a pretty decently. There could be the
odd shower, but generally drier and brighter than today. There will be
some pleasant spells of sunshine. It will not be quite as breezy, so
should feel a bit more pleasant. Temperatures average for the time of
year. 19`20 Celsius. A fine start to the day on Sunday. If anything, a
bit more clouds developing during the course of the day. Wendy with
patches of rain overnight into Monday. Settling down and warming up
on Monday. When I say read, you forecasters and
a bit touchy about that. It is all lot here!
It has been suggested that Hull is among only three bidders being
considered to rehome the decommissioned aircraft carrier,
Hull City Council wants to bring the warship to the city as a visitor
attraction for its year as City of Culture in 2017, but some residents
say they are concerned about having it moored outside their homes.
Our study a ceremony to officially enter a naval career yesterday, a
new HMS Illustrious home is now being sought for. The council are
hoping this could be yet. But some residents are worried. They were
complaints about the tidal tribune Neptune which used to be here. There
was a noise that the residents complained about. The jetty for the
illustrious would be a lot bigger. Obviously, the ship is also a lot
bigger. And its 32 years at sea, illustrious served at war and in
natural disasters, helping out. It weighs 22,000 tonnes and the council
is not giving an idea how much it could be bought for. It is estimated
to be worth ?10 million and scope. The Ministry of Defence says that is
not an option and must be in the United Kingdom. The local MP wants
it to stay here. I have written to the Prime Minister and said it
should not go to the scrap yard by default. If you want to keep the
scrap yard by default. If you want to keep me here, you it. We have
just one of these. The council will not reveal details of the bed. They
have not said how will be paid for, but they are confident funding could
be found. The Ministry of Defence will not see who else is in the
running, although it did confirm the error of three bids to rehouse the
ship. The council see if they are successful, residents will be fully
consulted. It is believed they could be weeks rather than months before
the future home for this famous warship could be chosen. I wonder
where the other two places are. And would you welcome at?
People living in parts of Lincolnshire say they should have
a greater say in setting speed limits on the county's roads.
At the moment, a formula is used to determine how fast cars can travel,
but campaigners say the authorities do not always get a true picture
Bob says, "It's not about reducing speed limits, it's more about
There are not enough police to stop the speeders."
Phillip says, "If I drive through any of these villages at 30mph,
I am aggressively tailgated by people who don't see any reason
And Patty says, "There is no point in reducing speed limits
Thank you very much for all of your comments, throughout this week.
Hull City's historic, but short`lived,
They scored twice against Lokeren last night, but it was not enough.
On the streets of Hull, fans of both sides mingled
peacefully, in contrast to the violence in Belgium last week.
They had filled the streets with their yellow and black. The fans
from Belgium enjoyed the occasion. They are now going home after
breaking the amber parts of whole city. The Tigers went into the match
knowing they had to overcome a one nil defeat in Belgium. They got a
dream start, with the lead after just six minutes. It all went wrong
in the second half. This away goal which proved decisive. Despite them
winning 2`1 on the night, and taking the lead from the penalty spot. With
20 minutes remaining, the striker was sent off for this challenge. The
decision incensed the supporters, but the manager was disappointed
with the performance. I was disappointed. We gave the ball away
far too cheaply in good areas. For five players did not get to the
were terrible. I have not seen as were terrible. I have not seen as
playing so badly. I am absolutely gutted. A great game ruined by an
incompetent referee. We will certainly follow the games that they
play this season. There was a large police presence, following a large
amount of trouble caused by a minority of Belgian fans during the
first leg. All ended peacefully as the dream in Europe came to an end.
Steve Bruce says the Tigers' focus is on the Premier League.
They are away to Aston Villa on Sunday.
Radio Humberside with the commentary from 1.30.
Tomorrow afternoon, on the same station on FM, you can
On AM, on digital and the BBC sport website,
And on Radio Lincolnshire, you can hear Lincoln's home game
Phil Norton is at the KC Stadium, with news of
Yes, a busy 24 hours here at the KC Stadium and this is one
of those nights that it feels like the whole city looks forward to.
It is only really Hull KR that have anything to play for,
It is the final derby game of the season and the Robins still
have a chance of making it into the Super League play`offs.
Hull KR have also had a very good derby record recently.
They have already beaten their West Hull rivals twice this season,
including the 38`24 win at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium
during the Magic Weekend back in May.
No team has managed a clean sweep of victories in a Super League season,
so tha is something Hull KR's Chris Chester will be aiming for here,
And you can hear full commentary of the derby on BBC Radio Humberside.
Beach huts along the coast could no of new orders. The council say they
have already had interest from some organisations looking to take over.
The benefits of the Spa water in Woodhall Spa were discovered
by accident in the 1800s, but it has never become a draw
for tourists, like the waters of Harrogate and Bath.
It is safe to bathe in, but the original Spa Baths
in the Lincolnshire village have been boarded`up for many years.
So, could the Spa be brought back to life?
People still enjoy coming to the spanner to take a depth. As the name
suggests, the village is a long history with water.
The spanner are shy came by accident, when Maynor searching for
call accidentally hit on a water spout. The story goes that some
local people drank the water and were cured of the illness. A
bathhouse in a tail were built and people flocked to taste the water.
Highly concentrated sea water, is the best way to describe it. I would
not recommend you drink it on a regular basis. A lot of people dead.
You would not find many people drinking it now, but ten years ago,
attempts were made to use it. In 2004, the golfer till you try to
pump it up into its own spanner. At the moment, the pump is broken. They
cannot use the original waters at the moment. People say they enjoy
the experience. It is very difficult to make medical claims, because you
cannot substantiate it, but we feel the minerals help people. The
original bathhouse is up for sale and the water is still under there.
I am of the Shotley myself. Letters have a cap of the national
headlines. The UK's terror threat level is
raised to severe, meaning an attack Yorkshire ambulance staff walk
out on strike again, as the row And tomorrow's weather `
some cloud in places and sunny spells, too, with just
the occasional shower expected. Talking about the ambulance
straight, Newell says all public services should have a no strike
agreement. But Emily says, good luck to the paramedics getting what they
want. It says I fully support them going on strike. Like the police and
Fire Service, these people are always undervalued. Thank you for
all your responses this week. Have a good weekend.