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the MP pressing to get rid of Fans delight as Hull City are
considered Deadline Day winners. A human rights activist goes on
trial in Thailand after criticising End of the line `
the signal box under threat There are fresh calls for hospital
car parking charges to be scrapped. The MP for Scunthorpe says high
charges add to the ordeal of already ill people.
But parking revenue is worth more than ?200 million to the NHS and
some say the idea is unrealistic. Parking charges can make hospital
visits even more stressful. This couple paid a ?2 50 for an
appointment that lasted less than half an hour. The government says
free and reduce parking should be available for people with
disabilities are people with gravely ill relatives. The Scunthorpe MP
once charges scrapped altogether. ``wants charges
When people are ill the last thing they need is money worries at that
It is far better if there are not many
But some patient groups say free hospital parking
could be achieved but the constraints of the system will not
The land is not there. The money is not there in
terms of the revenue aspect from car parking. If you insist that
hospitals devote what effort and space they can to car parking
provision, that money is out of a single pot and will come from
clinical care. It is vital that there are car
parking charges. If it is going to the hospital I've not got a problem
with it. You look why do we have to pay. All hospital
trusts do offer concessional parking but of years charges have increased
now the government has issued guidelines to all NHS organisations
that free or reduced parking should be available to more people,
including those with disabilities, with gravely ill relatives and staff
where public transport is not available right now.
Nic Dakin is continuing to lobby the government on this issue
but with parking charges worth an estimated ?250 million to
the NHS nationally, it's revenue that might be difficult to replace.
Kate, how realistic is it to have free parking at hospitals?
In short, the Department of Health says it doesn't want a law against
parking charges. This is a huge revenue earner for hospitals which
at a time when their budgets have been frozen, would be almost
impossible to claw back. It is important to point out that all
hopital trust do offer concessionary charges, so a reduced rate for
disabled people for example. The government guidlines issed a
disabled people for example. The government guidlines issued a
fortnight ago are designed to help, but they are up to the hopital trust
if they want to implement them. So if bosses think it's acceptable to
charge say ?2 an hour they are perfectly allowed to do so. One
possible change, the government has said it wants to see hospitals
introducing pay on exit schemes for people who don't have change when
they arrive, which it said would help patients and their families,
again though its up to hospital trusts.
scrapped `` it's up Later we will be talking about national Health
Service pay. In a moment: What the referendum in
Scotland means for the price of fish Bruce and the owner Assem Allam
after the club's record spend on new Fans and football experts are
praising the Hull City Manager Steve players. Hull were the busiest
premier league side in the transfer window. The final signing was only
made in the early hours of this morning when the FA granted a last
minute extension. Crispin Rolfe was there as the deals were signed.
It took a late night extension, but France star Hatem Ben Arfa said
"yes" to the Tigers yesterday. As Hull City did some of the Premier
League's best deadline deals. The pieces fell into place for four
major new signings. First Uruguayan striker Abel Hernandez ` a club
record ?!0 million for a World Cup player with seven
international goals in 14 appearances. Defensive midfielder
and Senegal Captain, Mo Diame, for ?3.5 million. And then two
late surprises ` Southampton's Gaston Ramirez, signed on a season
long loan along with Newcastle's Hatem Ben Arfa both highly rated
attacking midfielders: And the credit for all this excitement seems
to be going to manager Steve Bruce. A lifelong Hull City fan. I've never
seen anything like it. I think they are good, yeah.
I think they are going to change the team.
Ramirez is coming and Ben Arfa. All the hype over the one`hour
extension, it's just absolutely crazy.
Earlier Senegal's captain Mo Diame also added to the craziness by
signing autographs as well as for the Tigers, leaving pundits
amazed by the amount of business Steve Bruce has been able to do.
What he has here is people who can open the door.
Ramirez hasn't really done it at Southampton but everybody knows
about his ability. Ben Arfa, the same thing at Newcastle,
hasn't really happened for him but on his day, absolutely unstoppable.
The icing on the cake was the little bit of the maverick one
in Ben Arfa, who we all know is a wonderful talent.
He will bring that little bit of flair and creativity,
which every team needs. Have you ever done a better day's
transfer business in your career? Well, I mean, listen I with my staff
and a lot of people work tirelessly behind me.
I think we have done fantastic business.
And that's the common consensus with players and pundits saying
come with him it was a key factor. Steve Bruce is a huge factor. His
personal charisma, his man management and it is what he has
achieved. Players like to get to cup finals and play in Europe and that
is a big factor.
Overall Hull City have spent more than ?25 million
in this transfer window. So ambitious, yes, but there is one
headache, how to fit all their A coroner has ruled that a
Lincolnshire doctor who drowned off the coast of Tenerife died
accidentally. Dr Barathi Ravikumar ` who was a GP at Bracebridge Heath
near Lincoln ` drowned along with Dr Uma Ramalingam in April. An inquest
in Stockport heard they were caught by unexpectedly large waves while
standing on rocks. A woman who suffered serious facial
injuries after falling over on new paving in Grimsby town centre won't
be given any compensation. 74`year`old Anne Heenan suffered a
broken nose and twisted ankle after falling on New Street. North East
Lincolnshire Council said the fall was not due to the design of the
kerb and not a defect. Hull's Ice Arena has failed to
reopen as planned this evening after being closed for most of the summer.
The council says there is a technical fault. The arena has been
closed to fit a new cooling system Spalding in Lincolnshire has gone on
trial in Thailand after he criticised working conditions in the
country's Pineapple industry. Andy Hall is charged with criminal
defamation because of the comments he made about the company, Natural
Fruit. He faces up to seven years in jail if he's found guilty. He wants
the British Government to help him. His report alleged poor conditions
for workers at a company owned by Natural Fruit. If he loses his case
he could spend up to seven years in prison. The intention behind the
cases to silence me because I'm rude peeling what the government and
industry do not want me to say. `` revealing. Today I am fighting my
case, that is all. He has good support internationally and has good
lawyers so we hope he shall win the case. He is trying to protect the
migrants and the poor. I speak to him every day and he has a very
positive person. `` he is. The Foreign Office has told us they are
aware of his case. Still ahead tonight: End of the line
` the signal box under threat from The search is on to find people to
take part in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
David Hancock took this of Spalding.
Variable amounts of cloud once more. There will be some sunny breaks and
high pressure in charge but also cloud trapped underneath the area of
high pressure. There has been the sunshine today. Skegness was
beautiful for a time but has no clouded back over from the
south`east. There is the cloud that spoiled things through the course of
this afternoon, in particular quite thick cloud but it continues to
slowly nudge away eastwards. It looks like the cloud will come into
Skegness and Bush westwards overnight so after Aquila interlude
looks like all parts will be cloudy. The odd spot of drizzle by dawn.
There will be a light easterly breeze. Next time water time will be
an Skegness at one minute past midnight. `` in Skegness. It should
brighten up into the afternoon but with variable amounts of cloud. It
should feel quite pleasant with 70 degrees in Bridlington and 21
degrees further south. `` 17 degrees. Temperatures will be close
to just above the average amount for September.
News yesterday that bosses running three hospitals in northern
Lincolnshire and Goole have been awarded pay rises of more than
a year each has led to widespread criticism.
unions, say they do not agree that those in charge of the Trust need to
increase salaries to hold onto senior staff. Most NHS staff are
We had a huge response to this story and I'm joined by the man who signed
off the pay rises at Goole, Scunthorpe and Grimsby Hospitals, to
put some of your questions to him. Dr Jim Whittingham, you are the
chairman of the trust do you understand why these pay rises are
And we knew they would be controversial. At the end of the day
it is my job to look after the best interest of the trust and in our
view the best interests are served by such measures. How can you
justify this when your front line staff are getting 1%? Our intention
has always been to move those salaries to a competitive position.
Linda says if she were one of the hundreds of staff limited to 1% pay
rise she would feel like a face had been robbed in the dark. We do not
set to pay for the thousands of doctors and nurses who work here.
Those paid rates are set nationally. You say that our murky forces and
the going rate. ``market forces. If we had to go out to the marketplace
and we would have to pay similar salaries to attract people. This is
not a system that we invented. But it is a system that we need to play
with as a foundation trust and it is extremely important that the trust
is well lead. But you could have stopped this? Yes and we would have
taken a different rest. I am paid by the National Health Service to look
after the interests of this trust. But you have only just come out on a
very torrid time in special measures. That is to the great
credit of the thousands of doctors and nurses that we employ and also
of great credit to the team that have led them. If you look across
our performance we have come out of special measures and we are
successful in terms of accident and emergency targets. I can hear some
people shouting at the television. Your message would be what? Our
staff are well led by an executive team that are transparent and
capable. Our staff are well led and need to be well lead. Everybody is
doing a fine job and will continue to do so in taking the trust
forward. Thank you for and soothing those difficult questions.
``answering those difficult questions.
There's concern about the price and supply and fish in Grimsby, if
Scotland votes to leave the UK next month. Grimsby processes about 80%
of the UK's fish, and while most of it comes from Iceland and Norway,
many businesses have Scottish suppliers too. Our Business
Correspondent Sarah Corker has been looking at the industry's links with
While the rest of Grimsby still sleep,
merchants gather for the 7am auction at the UK's biggest fish market.
?10...20... 30.. 40... It's a fast`paced affair.
Most of the produce here usually comes from Iceland or Norway
but recent bad weather has seen more Scottish fish on sale.
We always like to have Scottish fish available to sell because
some people prefer Scottish fish. Price is a biggest factor in the
end. It varies from week to week what is
available. This cod was landed yesterday in
Peterhead in Scotland and transported overnight by road,
arriving here at Grimsby fish market this morning.
It will then be sold and end up in fish and chip shops, fish mongers
and supermarkets across England. So would independence affect that
supply? I think Scottish independence is
wrong. Britain is better together.
Aberdeen to Grimsby 15 years ago. You would end up exporting fish from
Grimsby up to Scotland. What would the currency be?
Likewise, a lot of fish comes down from Scotland to Grimsby
and how would they work it? Grimsby is Britain's fish`processing
capital with 75 businesses. Young's Seafood is the number one
buyer of Scottish farmed salmon. With processing sites both sides of
the border, its Grimsby factory is focusing on salmon production.
While big firms like Icelandic SeaChill and supermarket
chain, Morrisons, process fish brought down from Scotland.
Those at the heart of the industry here believe whatever the outcome
on how much fish is allowed to come from Scotland into
Grimsby and Hull because all the merchants around here do bring a
lot of fish down from Scotland. Of course, England itself is
Scotland's biggest market for the sale of fish, so it will continue.
But could Scotland choose to do more of its own fish processing?
The SNP is lobbying for funding to do just that.
Fishmongers in Cleethorpes shrugged off any effect that
I don't think that would change if Scotland get independence, they
will have their processing facilities, we will have ours.
Scotland and England trade both ways, the view here is that will
to save.a railway signal box in south Lincolnshire. People in
Deeping St James are angry that rail bosses are going to demolish the 150
year`old building. Simon Spark reports.
Tonight there is a meeting to save a piece of village yesterday. This
signal box has stayed here for 166 years but now stands in the way of
new equipment. But these signatories also stand in the way. This is our
box and we have a lot of enthusiasm to keep this box. My husband
remembers many a day helping his father out here. It has an awful lot
of memory. We cannot get any dates from Network Real as to when it is
being knocked down so it is quite imminent. We have three of the
barriers already put up. The barrier still to go up will be in place of
the signal box. Network Real and investing millions to modernise the
network but despite the list Alger manually operated signal boxes are
no longer required. Network Real city have listened to the concerns
of the local timidity and are working to preserve as much of the
box as possible but it cannot remain in its current location as the land
is needed for the new signalling system. ``local community.
Auditions are about the start in Lincoln for those wanting to appear
in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar which will be performed
next year inside the city's Cathedral. The musical caused
controversy when it was first launched in London four decades ago,
When it was first shown on stage, Jesus Christ Superstar was met with
protest ` some feeling it was offensive to the church, even
blasphemous. But how times have changed.
The musical, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is going to be performed
Tonight open auditions begin to find a chorus of hundreds for the show
next July. It's the first step to transforming the Cathedral into a
performance venue. In a year when it announced it needed twice as many
paying visitors to survive, it will be not just a radical change of
These are just some of the people who have turned up for the additions
tonight. Let's listen to what they will have to do to win apart. `` win
a part. SINGING SINGING The parents of a seriously ill child looked to
be set free as the case against them is dropped. Temperatures tomorrow
look like getting up to 60 degrees Fahrenheit. There have been replies
to our article about hospital parking charges were some people
saying it is needed to generate money and effort were free there
would be too much congestion. Someone else says they need the
money to pay for their overpaid managers. Another viewer asks why
MPs are concerned now and says it is because the general election. Have a