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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.
A troubled hospital trust defends giving big pay increases to
its bosses, as unions say it's unfair to front line staff.
But macro ala members of staff are more than fed up. It does not add
up. The decisions were intended to protect the best interests of the
trust, despite the inevitable controversy that generates.
"Welcome back Ryan" ` the Lincolnshire teenager returns
home more than a year after sustaining serious head injuries.
Out on patrol with the police as figures show half of backseat
And we meet young girls from East Yorkshire who have become
Big deals as Hull City's manager and owner look to strengthen their squad
for the coming year. I'm at a training ground with the
very latest on transfer deadline day.
And we meet young girls from East Yorkshire who have become
And the all`important week ahead weather forecast.
Bosses running three hospitals in northern Lincolnshire and Goole
have been awarded pay rises of more than ?10,000 a year.
While the increases have been strongly
criticised by local politicians and the unions, those in charge of
the Trust say they need to increase salaries to hold onto staff.
The Royal College of Nursing say it wants the government to put
Our health correspondent Vicky Johnson reports.
Karen Jackson's been at the helm of the Northern Lincolnshire
and Goole Trust during some of its most turbulent years.
High death rates, special measures and now
But the pay of those in charge hasn't been affected.
Three years ago, chief executive Karen Jackson was earning
It's now gone up to ?180,000 to ?185,000, a rise of 29 per cent.
The Chief Nurse, Dr Karen Dunderdale, received between ?40,000
She's now also the Trust's Deputy Chief Executive and receives
a salary of between ?100,000 and ?105,000, a rise of 150%.
It's all down to market forces, says the trust's chairman,
That market is a competitive market, and we need a competitive
position to allow us to recruit and retain key executives. They've only
just come out of special measures. They were being investigated for
unexpectedly high death rates. Were they doing a good enough job to
warrant that sort of pay increase? We certainly are. We have seen
trusts come out of special measures, as a result of trust
staff, doctors and nurses, who have been well lead in achieving an
accident from special measures. These executive pay rises haven't
been well received by front`line staff, who are already being
balloted nationally on industrial action. The NHS deal will only give
1% to those not receiving a pay award through progression.
They feel increasingly beleaguered in the fact that the trust see fit
to remunerate high`paid, high members of the board, but that their
terms and conditions when they see fit.
Those in charge to acknowledge that executive pay is controversial, and
it is likely to remain so as long as it is down to local market forces
and not settled nationally. Earlier I spoke to Brigg and
Goole MP Andrew Percy. I asked him if he was happy
at the pay rises. Well, they are responsible and
important jobs, but so is being a nurse and a health care assistant,
and nurses and health care assistants are only getting a 1% pay
are set by an independent are set by an independent
committee, they haven't given them their cells, they? Of course not,
and a lot of these people I work with and deal with, and they are
good people. I'm not sure now is the time to be awarding such high pay
rises, however. They have done well in their jobs, the trust is at a
special measures, shouldn't they be rewarded? It is out of special
measure thanks largely to the hard work of doctors, nurses, midwives
and every body else. If there will be a double`digit pay rise, it
should apply to everybody or nobody. The last increase for staff at the
trust was 1%. How will they feel tonight they watch this? I'm in
contact with quite a lot of nurses anyway, and if you are the mapping
onto me saying they feel really undervalued and really disappointed,
that senior management are seeing a massive increase while they are
not. I think they will be upset, quite rightly so.
The executive turnover at the trust over the last two years has been
quite a lot. If you want to keep these people, retain them, you have
to pay competitively in the marketplace. That is a problem we
have had. Over the last decade and they are, we have had a massive
explosion in senior executive pay in the public sector, and at that has
been allowed to happen, we have massive competition within the
public sector as well as the private sector, and that is something I am
afraid politicians need to answer for.
So, you're viewing one sentence on these pay increases is what?
They are people doing the jobs, they are very decent at their jobs, but
this is not the right time to be awarding such big pay rises when the
rest of our NHS staff are facing a relative pay freeze.
Good to talk to you. What do you think
about this amount of pay rise? Should executive pay rise
at the same rate as the pay Or are senior workers taking on
extra responsibility at a difficult Our contact details are
on the screen. The Scottish referendum ` we look
at what a "yes" to independence It's a day his family
thought they'd never see. Today Ryan Smith returned to
his home in Lincolnshire, just over a year
after being knocked off his bike. The 17`year`old spent weeks
in a coma and his family were told After months of specialist care, it
has been an emotional homecoming. Jill Archbold reports from
Chapel St Leonards. This time last year, Ryan Smith was
in a coma. Now, he is welcomed back home, 14 months since he was last
here. It has just been so emotional today. It is just amazing to see all
the family back together again, and it is better than winning the
lottery, really, isn't it? I can't lottery, really, isn't it? I can't
believe the amount of people who have turned out for him. He has won
so many battles over the past 14 months. I am a little bit tearful. I
don't know where to start. I just can't believe how popular this young
man has become. , do you want to take him? Ryan was
knocked off his bike cycling to work last summer. He wasn't wearing a
helmet. Among the guests, the paramedic who attended him.
Everyone in the family has fought and stood by Ryan's site, and he has
fought like the stalwart Wars and the worry that he is. That is his
nickname now, the Blond Warrior. Since November, his home has been a
specialist centre in Surrey, run by the charity the children's trust. It
was four months after his accident that he said his first words here.
By Christmas last year, Ryan was starting to show some signs of
movement in his left side. After daily physiotherapy sessions,
by spring, he was working on standing.
Back in Lincolnshire... Ryan's family home has been modified to
give him as much independence as possible.
How long have you been waiting to come home? It has been a long time,
hasn't it? Yes. What is the first thing you are going to do in your
new place? I'm going to watch TV! Play on my Xbox. Ryan never got to
pick up his GCSE results like his friends, but like many other
teenagers, September for him is back into education.
But for now, this is all about welcoming back a family member who
has been away from home for so long. An amazing day for everyone
concerned. We wish Ryan and his whole family the best.
Police in Spalding are appealing for help from local people
as they investigate the death of 42`year`old Warren Fee.
He died in hospital on Friday from head injuries.
Seven young people arrested as part of the investigation have
Fire crews have spent the day damping down
at a building in Louth after being called out early this morning.
It took six crews to bring the fire under control.
Investigators will return to the site tomorrow to try
The Canadian Lancaster will not fly at the Lincolnshire Aviation
The plane needs to have an engine replaced
A police campaign to catch people who don't use their seat belt has
been branded a "nonsense" by a former Yorkshire MEP.
Police say hundreds of deaths could be prevented every year if everyone
belted up ` but that half of back seat passengers fail to do so.
In a moment we'll hear from Godfrey Bloom, who represents the Drivers'
Union, but first Kate Sweeting has been on patrol with officers
Driving through Grimsby this morning, it wasn't long before we
saw someone not wearing their seat belts. Have you been dealt with for
this offence previously? This man was offered a reduced fine and an
online safety course, but if he had been a repeat offender, the fine
would have been ?100. I just stopped at the shop, jumped
back in the car, and I just forgot about my seat belt back on.
As a safety device that is in most modern cars, it sounds an audible
alert, and some debug around that by putting the seat belt and then
sitting on top of it, which beggars belief, really.
Last year, Humberside Police got more than 2000 people not wearing a
seat belt, and it is thought that 370 deaths and 7000 serious injuries
could have been prevented across the country last year if everyone had
been wearing one. The collision with the car didn't kill him. TV adverts
like this one are designed to have a dramatic impact. In 1993, it became
illegal to fail to wear a seat belt when travelling at the driver or
passenger in a motor vehicle, but only 85% of front seat passengers
and half back`seat passengers wears one. It is up to the police to make
They are doing it to save lives, They are doing it to save lives,
that is the main thing, so it is a good thing they are doing.
It's either catching bus without seat belt or hiding behind a bridge,
catching people speeding. Umag I think they should be monitoring it,
that is not that I'm looking for people, that the other stuff they
need to get on with. Police say they have seen a
reduction in the number of of people not wearing seat belts, but it is a
risk that thousands of people in this area are still willing to take.
Earlier I spoke to the former MEP Godfrey Bloom who campaigns
I asked him if he thought it was a shame that only a half of back
Yes, I think it is a shame, and I think they should. Everybody is a
lot safer wearing a seat belt. Do you agree that someone who is caught
should be fined and go on a course? no, I don't. I don't believe in what
should be a free society. It should be the business of the police. It is
the sensible, thing to do, belt, but I think it brings our police into
disrepute and this kind of Aaron. I don't know whether you remember 17
years ago, when Assistant Chief Constable Clark ran the same
campaign. What it did was alienate the public, and the public feel that
the police should have better things to do than this. And you think they
have got better things to do? I think they have. When I was an MEP
for the region, people were saying there doesn't seem to be resources
for rural crime, drug dealing openly on the streets are people's estate
stop`macro but family lives and injuries could be saved every year
by getting seat belt on? Surely as president of the Drivers
union, you should be applauding the police force? No, I don't. Why don't
begin to the role of the police. There is nobody else to do it! More
people are injured in their domestic kitchens and bathrooms than I ever
injured on the road. I was suggesting policemen should help us
in and out of the battle? Ali suggesting that macro Hang on, two
years ago, you were telling me that speed cameras should be done away
with and are ineffective, and now this.
If you had your own way, it would be like the wacky races out there. Not
at all. I would like to get common sense back into the leasing of our
roads, and this is not common sense.
But if we're not doing it, unhappy people in the backs of cars had not
seat belt on, we need the police will start no, we don't. It is not
the role of the police. We don't live in a police state. We should
not live in a police state. I want to see the police get back to real
policing, and when I service Commissioner for police, I actually
said this is the sort of nonsense I would stamp out. Let's get people
back to real policing. Very good to see you.
There we are. Should police be spending their time
catching drivers who don't belt up? Or should resources and officers be
used investigating other crimes? Half of us who sit in the backs of
cars and then put their seat belt on. If you want to e`mail in, the
address is on the screen. We're live at
the Hull City training ground, where it's been a busy transfer deadline
day for the owner and his manager. And we meet the young girls
from Beverley who have become Keep your photographs coming in to
show halfway through the programme. Tonight, it is near Grimsby, and was
taken by Mike Whitaker. Thank you very much indeed. Another picture
tomorrow night at the same time. Good evening. You were back last
Tuesday, on Friday. This means you have done a three`day week! It is
like being in the seventies! My agent said I should get the same
conditions. Less is more! Don't all rush at
once. The headline for the next 24 hours
is not a bad one. It is settled, rather a lot of cloud at times, some
bright or sunny intervals. August turned out to be the coolest since
1993, so at least things are settling down quite nicely. High
pressure in charge. This will bring the cloud backing from the North Sea
overnight, so tomorrow will be quite cloudy, but a better chance of
brightness Wednesday and Thursday. A front that came through this morning
gave rein in the Lincolnshire area, which is now across East Anglia. A
lot of us are fine at the moment, with cloudy skies. Bright or sunny
intervals, and then overnight, the crowd will break up for a time, but
then returned from the North Sea. That cloud could bring just a little
drizzle in places, the most part will be dry, temperatures 11 or 12
Celsius. The sun rises in the morning, at 11 minutes past six.
Your water time in Cleethorpes at 11:06 a.m.. A bit of drizzle
bursting, otherwise, dry, cloudy skies across much of our area. Skies
will brighten up a bit, and there could be one or two light showers,
but it is a predominantly dry and fine day. Some bright or sunny
intervals and just a light breeze from the East. I think we will be a
couple of degrees down into a bridge, and highs of about 18
Celsius. The risk of one or two light showers Tuesday night into
Wednesday morning, but as I say, the theme is predominantly dry weather,
high pressure in charge, and at the breeze switches ran to the
south`east, a better chance of the crowd breaking up. Sunny spells
Wednesday and Thursday, temperatures up to 21 degrees, and that's fine
settled weather lasts through Friday and into next week.
That is the forecast. There has been a kerfuffle over you looking green.
A reader writes, I like his shirt and tie, but we think he has more
style than that of Alex Deakin. I think you need a new TV if you think
that! Much more is what you mean! If Ms Deacon is watching, good evening.
See you tomorrow. Later this month, the people of
Scotland will get to vote on whether they want to become independent from
the rest of the United Kingdom. Nearly 25,000 people who were born
in Scotland now live in But if you don't have any family
connection north of border, why should you be interested
in the referendum? All this week, we're looking at what
impact a Yes or The leader of the Scottish
Parliament, Alex Salmond, says the 300`year`old union is no longer fit
for purpose, and that an independent Scotland with its oil wealth would
be one of the world's richest countries. The UK Government and
Prime Minister David Cameron want to keep one of the world's most
successful social and political unions. This region has strong trade
links with Scotland in oil and gas. Grimsby is Britain's fish processing
capital, and has connections with Scotland trading both ways. There is
close RAF connections do, with front line bases in Lincolnshire and
Scotland. But what is the view here in Hull? 264 miles from the
capital, Edinburgh. I think they should stay with the
loss. Keep Britain as Britain, for fair trade, good economy, and a
strong trade with the rest of the world.
I think it will affect all the country, and what goes around comes
around. It is not just about one person, is it? It is about what is
Whatever the outcome, it brings the Whatever the outcome, it brings the
topic of devolution for the North of England it is a focus once more.
More powers should be moved out of London so that people in the North
and Midlands as well as Scotland have more say over their affairs. We
are much better at dealing with our skills problem here in Hull than
people in Whitehall are going to be. There is no sense people in
Whitehall thinking they can answer those problems. They can't.
So while Scotland may not be on our doorstep, the outcome there might
still have an influence here. Kevin Keane is a BBC Correspondent
who grew up in Bridlington You know East Yorkshire
and Lincolnshire well ` why should people here care
about what happens up there? I think if they don't, then come
September 19, Peter, if there is a yes vote, then they will be faced
with quite a significant shock, because there will be 18 months from
that point onwards until Scotland becomes independent, and during that
time, or the negotiations have to take place between the two
governments, and of course, businesses that operate on both
sides of the border will also have two change, sometimes considerably.
Aberdeen harbour is where I am, and that is where the oil and gas
industry is based. The oil is in the northern half of the North Sea from
here, the gas off where you are, so they will clearly have to be some
considerable differences there, and in other businesses like fishing,
but then of course, you go on to document infrastructure issues like
the RAF and who gets what planes. Scotland wants some of the planes
will stop will they be once Lincolnshire?
Is there much debate in the pubs of Scotland about the vote or is it
Oh, no, this is definitely reaching living rooms, pubs, offices, even
the oil rigs out there are people who have been working offshore have
been telling me that they had been having some very heated debates in
the difference, polarising views and the difference, polarising views and
opinions are, but come the 19th of this month, that is when we will
know what has happened. Think you're much.
Well, tomorrow, we'll be looking at the potential impact of the
A new type of chip and pin fraud has been uncovered
?450 million is lost to credit card fraud in the UK every year.
The new method sees fraudsters convert legitimate chip
and pin terminals, enabling them to steal cash.
A victim from Cleethorpes will be telling her story tonight on BBC
Inside Out. That is one not to miss at 7:30 p.m..
It will be a late night for Hull City manager Steve Bruce
as he looks to bring in new players before the transfer window closes
Crispin Rolfe is at the Hull City training ground in Cottingham `
there's been action there already this afternoon?
Plenty of comings and goings here already today, and it could get much
busier as the clock ticks down to the deadline of 11 o'clock
Steve Bruce has been here at the training ground, as have
And their chequebook has already been out this afternoon with
?10 million has been spent on Uruguayan international
He's 24 and played at the World Cup, and joins from Italian side Palermo.
West Ham's Senegalese midfielder Mohammed Diame could join
It's believed a fee for him has been agreed,
four hours and ten minutes before the transfer window slams shut.
Scunthorpe United got their first win of the League One
Hakeeb Adelukan gave the Iron the lead at Glanford Park as he ran
Gary McSheffrey then curled a 25`yard free`kick
into the top corner for his first goal since re`joining the club.
Hull Kingston Rovers coach Chris Chester says some
of his players have played their last game for the club.
He was angered by Friday's 28`0 defeat
It was the first time that they'd failed to score against their
It's associated with urban life in big cities.
But a street dance group from an East Yorkshire market town
has taken second place in a dance World Championships.
The girls, who are all aged between 10 and 13,
come from in and around Beverley, and Jo Makel has been to meet them.
It is a routine inspired by The Wizard Of Oz, but forget any thought
of Judy Garland. This version is street dance.
It has just turned 18, called Lucky Chip, second place in the under 14
category at the UDI world street dance temperatures. Held in Glasgow,
it is the largest street dance club addition in the world, involving
more than 30 different countries. You have to try to be different,
world, we were the only Yorkshire world, we were the only Yorkshire
team there. There is a lot of London, Essex `based dance groups. I
think there is a lot of opportunity around London, but it is nice that a
little town in Beverley could be competing with the big guys from
London. Britain got talent winners diversity
and programmes like Cost To Dance have been inspirations to the
gills. The United Dance Organisation says street dance is growing in
popularity. Many of the girls here have done
more formal classes like ballet in the past, but say they now preferred
the freedom that street dance gives them.
I like street dance because you can express yourself and have fun. You
can just relax and enjoy yourself, really. There isn't really any
rules, unlike other dances like ballet, where you have to be
straight and tight. But these girls really do train
hard, and are already working towards qualifying for next year's
finals. Well done, girls. I am sure they
will be watching the programme tonight.
Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines.
The parents of 5`year`old Ashya King are in a Spanish jail tonight as
Cloudy with a few light showers possible, most places dry with
We were talking about pay increases. The trust in North Lincolnshire and
Gulf. One viewer says, they have not earned their pay rises. It is such a
large increase. It should have been 1% along with other staff. They are
only as good as the staff who work for them. It is teamwork. Charles
says, why should an executive have more money than the Prime Minister?
Christine says, if the executives had any sense of loyalty to their
staff, they would decline the pay rises. They are not forced to take
it. And Arthur says, aren't we all going through the same difficult
times and having to tighten our belts? This should apply to all of
us. Thank you very much for those. We will have some of your stories on
seat belts tomorrow night between 6:30pm and 7:00 p.m.. Join me later
at 1025 p.m., will also have the latest on transfer deadline day. See
you later. Goodbye.