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Britain will not be cowed, says the Prime Minister. That
Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.
A family's heartbreak as thieves steal a watch given
It's not just a watch. It's so much more than that. It's a link with
Matthew. I just hope the person who has taken the property can return
it. Just so that we can try to get back on what their lives.
Revealed for the first time ` the ?25 million spent
by our councils every year treating smoking`related diseases.
Hundreds of complaints are made about horses
I live in Hull horse owners say they have tethered for more than 30 years
without any problems. DVD players, nail polish.
And the Lincolnshire mum who's won thousands of pounds worth of prizes
And quiet weather conditions look set to continue.
The family of a soldier who was killed in Afghanistan say they've
been left heartbroken after thieves stole treasured belongings that were
Sergeant Matthew Telford who was from Grimsby was killed by
His family returned to their home after a holiday last week
Amongst the items missing is a watch that Matthew placed
on his dad's wrist before he went to fight in Afghanistan.
Our news correspondent Anne`Marie Tasker reports.
After the murder of their son in Afghanistan, every possession
Matthew Telford left behind has become precious to his mum and dad.
So they were devastated to get home from a family holiday
Among the things taken was the Tag Heuer watch Matthew had given to
On the night we heard he had been killed, when his body came home and
the day of the funeral, as we presented me the watch. You try to
get on with your life, you climb up one day, then something knocks you
back later this. `` like this. It would be a great help if the persons
could return or property that means so much to us.
Sergeant Matthew Telford was shot dead by a rogue policeman
Hundreds of people attended his funeral in his home town
of Grimsby and a park in the town was even renamed in his memory.
But for his Mum, getting back his watch would mean everything.
I know it's a watch, but it was a link to Matthew that he left his
father. It was devastating. He has been very emotional because he feels
that he has lost the link he had with Matthew. Whenever we go
anywhere, he wears that watch and he feels as though part of Matthew is
with him. Police have appealed
for the public's help in tracking down the watch like this one and say
they're actively investigating the And though his family have many
photos, it's the watch that's the treasured link with Matthew
they desperately want back. If there are any developments, we
will let you know. The Lincolnshire market town told to
pull down free parking signs by the council, because they don't
meet regulations. The cost to the NHS
of treating illnesses caused by smoking is well known but for
the first time today new figures reveal just how much local councils
spend on caring for smokers. Local authorities in our area spend
?25 million supporting people affected by breathing problems
and other chronic conditions. The Government believes
the true cost is even higher and wants councils to do more to stop
people smoking in the first place. Peter Hardman from Hull cared for
by his wife Lynn. He has COPD or chronic obstructive
pulmonary disorder, which is caused by smoking, and is a disease now
claimed to cost millions, not just to the NHS, but in social care
for those coping with it at home. I now need the oxygen 16 hours a day
minimum, sometimes 24. I use it over night. If I wasn't here he would
definitely need someone here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to
look after him. He cannot call on his own.
The public health charity ASH says the cost of caring for people with
smoke`related diseases at home in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire County Council pays almost ?10 million a year `
?9,923,421 ` and Hull City Council close to ?5 million ` ?4,826,753.
But the true cost could be much higher.
ASH estimates that another ?19 million ` ?18,906,848 `
worth of care is provided free by the likes of family members.
Over 51,000 people will need support from their families in your region
alone and to support them as a result of their smoking habit
leading to them having care needs. But with councils and families
facing financial pressure. Who should pay for the cost
of smoking`related social care? I think the Government should pay
half of it. What happens to overweight people are alcoholics? It
can go on for ever. If you did get ill, probably yourself, because it
is your own fault. If you are an over 50s smoker, your toys as likely
to need social care. You will want that in nine years sooner than
nonsmokers. But with Hull having one
of the highest smoking in the country, medical experts warn
there will be a long term cost. But worry remains
about how much councils and families What do you think should be
done to stop people smoking? If it the job
of the Government or councils to try Who should pay for the care
of ex`smokers? Should it be the councils or do
smokers pay enough in taxes? Get
in touch via the details on`screen. Work could start on a multi`million
pound wind turbine production plant The final plans for the
development were approved for the Councillors say it could encourage
other companies to now invest A 29`year`old man has been arrested
as part of an attempted murder Lincolnshire Police say a member
of the public was hit by a car being driven dangerously
in Ingoldmells last night. He was not seriously injured
but officers want to hear from anyone who saw something
on Sea Lane between 7:00pm The Prime Minister says he'll look
at the case of a father from Hull who is trapped in Iraq
after it was raised in the Commons Kristian Nicholson had
his passport confiscated in the country eight months ago after his
involvement in a fatal car crash. He was given
a suspended sentence last week and planned to return home but he's
yet to have his passport returned. I take a personal interest
in each and every one of these cases to work out what we
can to do help their families, bring these people home and to resolve
these dreadful, complex situations. Animal welfare groups say they're
struggling to cope with the number of horses abandoned
and left to graze illegally More than 850 people complained to
the RSPCA last year and charities say their struggling
to cope with the number of horses One group has told Look North
that councils need to come up with land to help people who have
nowhere to house their animals. Why are more animals being
left to fend for themselves? Some say this is nothing new. Horse
owners told me tonight they have tethered here for more than 30 years
without any problems. To the without any problems. To the
untrained eye, the field behind me seems to be in good health but as
the growing number of horses whose basic care needs that are not being
met that other major concerns of the big welfare charities. Jubilee will
soon be forced as `` fostered as a riding horse. She was tethered
illegally unlink in common. This rescue centre in Lincolnshire is at
full capacity. They say the number of horses is increasing. The facts
prove that abandonment is on the increase. Welfare charities have no
power whatsoever. It has to be done through the proper channels. Without
permission, abandoning is illegal. Hull has been abandoned as a
hotspot. Some say council should designate areas. The council should
put aside proper land where horses are protected and the public are
protected. Set aside, land and these horses can graze happily. The source
had no water. During filming, her had no water. During filming, her
owner arrived. I shall keep telling them because I am doing no harm as
long as the council don't worry me. They have never said anything to
me. The issue has sparked a debate between MP or Mac this happening. An
increasing number of groups of people who cannot afford to look
after their animals. Obviously the travelling community but also
dealers large and small. It is multiple groups involved. Animal
welfare charities say it is hard to prosecute owners. They had to cease
offering before they can seize. But the hope that the debate could cause
change. He was in Jill's package and earlier
I spoke to Dene Stansall who is Could this change anything? Today
MPs met with the travelling community. A lot of evidence was
given that this is a growing problem. It has been compounded by
the number of horses being bred which is spiralling. This will all
go into one big report. It could be a while before we see the Government
take any action. He was in Jill's package and earlier
I spoke to Dene Stansall who is I asked him what he made
of people who abandon their horses. They're actually breaking
the law under the 2006 Animal Welfare Act because anybody who
takes on a horse has a duty of care to that horse and should be looking
after it throughout its life. Let's talk about the travelling
community first and the flygrazing. The travelling community leave
the horses on roadside verges which is dangerous
for the horses and the public. Councils need to step in,
rather than hand this to the RSPCA. They need to take responsibility and
put aside some common land, 30 or 40 acres maybe, to allow travelling
people who don't possess land to put So you want
the council to give land for Land was taken away
from people many years ago, With number so high at the moment,
can animal charities actually cope? Animal charities are full to
the rafters with unwanted horses. We need to look
at how many horses are out there and stop the over`breeding of horses
and stop people taking them on. If you get a horse, you must be
a horse lover and animal lover. I don't think people realise what is
needed when they take on a horse. I have three horses
and that costs me ?9000 a year. Are some people getting horses
who shouldn't have horses? Yeah, people should understand what
they are committing to and when they get into problems,
they want to offload the horses onto animal charities, and that's
where the problem begins. In a nutshell,
if you cannot afford your horse any You need to talk to animal charities
and see how best you can resolve It's not about abandoning the horse,
there are ways to resolve problems You think that councils should
provide land for horse owners to graze their horses on? Let us know
your thoughts. We meet
the Lincolnshire mum who's won thousands of pounds worth of prizes
by entering online competitions. It is my hobby but it borders on
obsession sometimes. You can't not get addicted to getting things for
free. Now let's get the weather
and your pictures. This is Gateway to Alkborough,
taken by Keith Drury. Now, just to warn you that
if you're watching us on Freeview, some changes have been made this
afternoon. Some channels are moving number,
and you may find some are missing. You can get everything back to
normal by retuning your TV. But if you need extra help,
contact Digital UK on 03456 505050 Let's have a look at the next 24
hours. Once more, a lot of fine, settled weather. All parts will be
dry if cloudy. High pressure is in charge of the lot of cloud trapped
underneath. That said, it brightened up across eastern part of
Lincolnshire and whole, where it was Lincolnshire and whole, where it was
22 Celsius. `` Hull. You can see all the sunshine. It was nice in
Skegness. The cloud will melt away tonight before returning from the
south`east. It may produce the odd spot of drizzle and mist heinous. It
will be a mild night of 12 or 13 Celsius. Sun rises at 6:15am and the
next high water is at 1:33pm `` 1:33am. It is another cloudy day,
especially in the morning. Once again, we might see breaks across
eastern Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. Even on cloudy areas, it should feel
pretty pleasant. Scunthorpe has been cloudy today at 19 Celsius. More of
the same on Friday. Subtle changes over the weekends. The cloud might
thicken on Saturday to produce rain but skies should brighten nicely on
Sunday. The text last night asked, is the
weatherman radioactive because the other presenters are not green!
In two weeks time, Scotland will decide whether it
wants to break away from Britain and become an independent country.
This week we've been looking at what the referendum means for
Today, we look at the relationship the RAF has with
Scotland and how a Yes vote could impact on Lincolnshire's RAF bases.
RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire is on the front line of the defence
But it's here in Scotland's Lossiemouth that its aircraft and
So if Scotland votes Yes to independence, change is inevitable.
In the long`running, the rest of the United Kingdom would not want a base
`` to base expensive assets outside `` to base expensive assets outside
of its own borders. It would look to transfer from Lossiemouth to another
base in the UK. The risk would be that they would downsize the
military so that they bring them back and not put them anywhere.
The Scottish White Paper for independence proposes taking
keeping 12 Typhoons as part of a plan to continue
Currently, Scotland is home to more than 11,000 regular armed forces
and 4000 Ministry of Defence civilians based at 50 MOD sites.
If more RAF assets are brought into the county, that would ultimately
mean more jobs for local people. It was at the positive economic effect
on the county clearly. It would have an increased noise effect on the
county. The future of defence has been
a hot potato in this referendum debate but the Ministry of Defence
says it has no contingency plans in place in the event
of a Yes vote on September 18th. Well tomorrow we'll be looking
at whether the Scottish referendum debate has
lead to calls for more powers for I'll be speaking to Lord Prescott on
this one on tomorrow's programme. Two years ago the retail expert
Mary Portas told Market Rasen that it needed to sell itself
and it's free parking. But now the signs that were put up
to tell passers`by about the parking The county council says
they're not appropriate. Shopkeepers say
the move will harm business. In Market Rasen, they think free
parking makes their town special. That's why it's
on their welcoming signs. Mary Portas thought it was
a good idea. This week, in Market Rasen, the car
parks were full and drivers seem to The free parking was one of the
first recommendation is to Government to make it convenient for
people to come into town to shop. But you cannot declare that is in ``
as an advantage, it makes it more difficult.
Lincolnshire county council says "The reference to 'free parking'
means this sign falls foul of the law for signs on the highway.
The department say that road signs had to be clear enough for drivers
to understand. But some here aren't happy
the signs have to come down. It is a bit childish. I think they
have other things to worry about Lake potholes rather than signs.
Market Rasen town council says it is disappointed in the decision.
But that it will now apply for suitable replacements.
Thanks to everyone who got in touch about a suggestion on last
night's programme that hospital parking charge be scrapped.
Rachel says, 'I think they should scrap the parking charges.
I've been in and out of hospital this past few months and
the last thing I want to think about is getting money for the meters'.
And Jackie says, 'I don't disagree with car parking charges, as long
as that money is used for nurses, equipment and patient needs.
I hope it isn't being used for pay rises for executives'.
This photograph of the Red Arrows has been voted the best
Senior Aircraftman Adam Fletcher took this image of the new
Red Arrows tail fin design, which celebrates
More than 150 people have taken part in a mass audition for Jesus Christ
It will be the first fully`staged performance of the musical
The performance will be the first of a series of shows to raise funds
It's a fantastic thing to be involved in, Jesus Christ Superstar
It's nerve`wracking for me, I've never done this kind
The idea to raise funds for this beautiful building is tremendous.
She's won holidays, mobile phones and computer games along with cash
prizes and that's why Katy Spence from Boston says she's addicted to
Katy enters up to a hundred competitions a day and has been able
Some people treat competitions as a full time job
but Katy still manages to run her own business and find time to be
A pair of sunglasses. A DVD player. A personalised packet of crisps.
Nail polish. A BAFTA goody bag. This is Katie Spence. Robert unluckiest
lady in Lincolnshire. She doesn't buy much because she wins it. ``
this is the luckiest lady. It's absolutely ridiculous how much I've
won. When most of us done on the evening TV, she turns on the laptop
and enters up to 100 competitions a day. She has bagged ?30,000 worth of
prizes in 2.5 years. It is a hobby but it borders on obsession. You
can't not get addicted to getting things for free, especially things
you couldn't afford otherwise I you want to give as gifts. We want this
in the competition and we went to Greece. No one escapes as the whole
family are often required to make videos or dress up. I dressed up as
Superman! This video one higher a goodie back. There are so few
entries. People don't put effort into competitions so you have an
advantage at your willing to put time in. For TJ, the best things in
life really are free `` Katie. Let's get a recap of the
national and regional headlines: Britain will not be intimidated,
Islamic extremists threaten to kill Islamic extremists threaten to kill
a British hostage. A family's heartbreak
as thieves steal a watch given Dry for the most part with rather
cloudy skies, but some sunny breaks are expected
in places later in the day. Talking about the care of cost for
smokers, we've had text asking how much alcoholics and drug addicts
costs. Again, smokers get a bashing. Another says if there are so
selfish, they should pay for private care. The last one says the
Government should ban it, but they never will because of the amount of
tax they make from cigarette sales. Suzanne says, why should smokers pay
towards care? If you broke your leg skiing, would you be expected to
pay? Have a nice evening. See you at 10:25pm.