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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight:
The wind farm developers accused of ignoring the local communitx to save
The boat environmental damage. ``People here are worried.
loss on EVERY litre of milk Farmers here say there's too much
milk in Europe, and that's pushing prices down.
There are calls for waiters and waitresses to get a fairer cut from
soldiers from our area compdting in Prince Harry's Games.
The developers of a wind farm off the Lincolnshire coast have
been accused of ignoring thd community to save money.
Energy firm RWE wants to put up 280 turbines off the Lincolnshire coast
and build a substation at Bhcker Fen near Boston.
But one local councillor saxs there are better options which will
have less impact on the countryside. In a moment we'll be hearing from
RWE Innogy, but first Crisphn Rolfe has this report.
Where to bring offshore wind power onshore? North Lincolnshire's
industrial heartland or Bicker Fen. The developer says the answdr is
clear and cost effective, it's Bicker Fen. The critics inshst the
company's latest report puts cost over the environment to the
detriment of local communithes. Killingholme will already t`ke the
infrastructure for the onshore elements. A major development. If
they can go there, why not Triton Knoll? It will need some new
infrastructure but it is an industrial area. The companx says
Bicker Fen is closer to Triton Knoll which is 20 miles of the
Lincolnshire coast. It plans to bring power sure to the credk and
run a cable underground need to Skegness which will go south to a
large substation at the Nathonal Grid site at Bicker Fen. Thd company
Grid but people living nearby disagree and say they are h`ving to
put up with onshore wind power, let alone offshore. The company says
this solution is ?128 million cheaper than the next best one
Killingholme and it will help power 800,000 homes and they'll bd cash
for the community. Nobody w`nts a substation on the back door.
They have worries the roads will not be up to the
task. I do not see how a pl`ce can be the most cost`efficient `nd
But RWE insists Bicker Fen's closer than Killingholme to the Trhton
Knoll turbine farm it's building 20 miles from Mablethorpe. So ht plans
to bring power ashore to Anderby Creek near Skegness, and thdn
underground through Orby and finally to Bicker Fen.
RWE's proposals still have to be approved by ministers next xear
with work starting in 2016. But people here say they fear it'll mean
sacrificing more of rural Lincolnshire to the needs of East
Earlier I spoke to Jacob Hahn from RWE Innogy and I asked him hf his
company were just ignoring the community to save money.
``off the add additional substation would be required and it wotld cost
?120 million more to build. ``an additional. The Bicker Fen solution
is obviously the best soluthon. My experience of meeting landowners and
community representatives is that they controversy that surrotnds this
project is because they havd been led to believe a better altdrnative
exists elsewhere. But she would not have too distraught 40 miles of
farmland. The other site repuired ten kilometres more of cabld than
Bicker Fen. In consultation later this year we can explain wh`t is in
the report. Can you underst`nd why people are worried about spoiling
the area and homes being devalued? I can, and that is why it is going to
ask covers people that the temporary impact and the disturbance of the
cable route is localised and only during the construction process The
substation involves works which are very promote and have simil`r
infrastructure. ``very remote. In a moment, it's derby night
tonight, but will Lincoln or Milk in the supermarket might be
cheaper than ever but farmers in Lincolnshire say it's due to an
oversupply which is making their business unsustainable. Milk prices
are at their lowest level shnce 2012 and now the European Union hs being
asked to step in to help. The National Farmers Union says many
producers are making a loss on every litre that leaves their farls. Gemma
Dawson has been to meet a d`iry farmer near Gainsborough to find out
how he's coping. For the second time today, Stephen
is having his cows towards the Bill King said ``herding his cows towards
the milking shed. Prices have dropped nearly 50% since February.
The whole world has been milking 10% better than last year. That
oversupply of milk and an ilport ban by Russia is causing milk prices to
plummet the lowest level since 012 when our cameras filmed the stately
blockade near Yorkshire. ``dairy blockade. We need to protect our
industry for the future. Thd number of dairy producers in England and
Wales has fallen now to just 10 000. How do consumers feel? I thhnk it
devalues their hard work and we should be proud that we havd British
milk. They should be paid a decent wage and get decent renumer`tion for
what they do. Back at Stephdn 's farm, he is worried about the
continued prices. From the start of October, some dairy farmers will get
only 25 pence per metre and Stephen says the team here could not manage
on that and would definitelx make a loss. Fortunately for this farm it
has shown a profit for the last 35 years and Stephen hopes this will
continue for the time being. Let us know what you think of this
story. Should Milk prices bd allowed to go as low as this ? Would you be
prepared to pay a few pence extra to help keep the dairy farmers in
business? A new cruise terminal in Hull could
cost more than ?15 million to build but would attract new visitors and
investment to the city. A report by Hull City Counchl sets
out the costs of a new berth A feasibility study will be carried
out looking at the benefits of a terminal for cruise ships and other
vessels. There is no reason that this could
not be in place by 2017 for the City of Culture.
of the planned Boston Flood Barrier. It's hoped the ?90 million
scheme will protect the town from events like last year's tid`l surge.
Experts will first assess the riverbed where the barrier's going
to be built, with constructhon due to start in 2017.
Still ahead tonight: He lost a leg in Afghanistan ` now this soldier
from Hull is to compete in the Invictus Games.
Being part of a team represdnting Great Britain again is fant`stic.
This photo of Burton Agnes hs by Sheila Elliott.
It will be dry with some sunshine tomorrow and another lovely day
High`pressure is in charge `nd it is keeping all the bad weather in the
near continent. We are in for a quiet night which
will be dry with clear spells. There will be missed and Falkirk hn rural
areas. ``mist and fog. It whll be a bit missed the first thing with a
bit of patchy cloud that thdre will be decent spells of sunshind and
another very nice day. The breeze will be a light easterly with
temperatures are little bit down along the coast and still vdry
pleasant at 17 degrees. Cool and Hull will have 18 and 19 degrees.
`Goole and Hull. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be variable
amounts of cloud but all parts will be dry and there will be sole sunny
breaks at times. To tip, or not to tip?
It is an issue not all of us agree on.
I would not tip when they w`nt to do the gratuity
on top of the machine because I do not know who is getting the tip
I think it is important to tip to show the staff that they
have done you a good servicd. It depends who it is.
And what the price it is orhginally. If I think something is expdnsive, I
do not tip but I think if you're getting value for money, thdn I do
tip, my hairdresser up therd. I don't know why because it is a bit
of a mess this morning. I make sure it always goes to the
staff because we give it to them. At this restaurant in Hull, the tips
policy is clear. We just have a cup on the shde.
People will contribute what ever they would like to and then we share
it and we divide it between the hours that people do.
It is all done equally and fairly. I think it is important bec`use they
work really hard and people only get tipped hf they
have been good to customers. Shop assistants don't get thps, do
they? My family is all working and they
don't get tips in their jobs but tips.
The government has set up gtidelines and businesses
are free to ignore them. Andrew Percy once the law to be
clear so customers and staff know what is what.
In the case of a service ch`rge there is no requirement for it to go
to the staff. Very often, pdople do not know where it is going. Most
Andrew Percy is raising this issue in Parli`ment
While the law will not change immediately, it's hoped we could
soon have a better idea of dxactly who gets our cash.
Martin Couchman is from the British Hospitality Association which
represents hotels and restatrants, I asked him why money from
discretionary services charges wasn't given to waiters and
Generally it is. I am not stre we need legislation but we are
certainly sympathetic with everything Andrew Percy says about
transparency. Oddly enough, there has been a European decision on
court level to say that mondy belongs to the employer but we have
taken a different view which says the employer should always tell the
customer what is happening to the money. The view of many people
watching tonight is that restaurant owners see this as a way of making
more money which does not go to the staff. It is quite reasonable for a
deduction to be made for thhngs like the credit card charge and the cost
of running payroll systems but there are to be absolute transpardncy
about what happens to the rdst of the money. If there is a service
charge of ?2, how much do you think should could go to the rest`urant
and how much should the waiter or waitress Westmount I don't think
this is a crucial part of it. Most restaurants tend to operate on the
percentage charge rather th`n a set of I really do not think yot can say
how much to go each way. It depends on the circumstances but our general
view is that the bulk of thd money should go to the staff. But you
would accept that is not working and the money is staying with rdstaurant
owners and giving them extr` money on top of the bill? I think that is
a generalisation which is almost certainly not true. There are 5 ,000
restaurants and similar establishments in this country and
they will not all followed the code that we have laid down.
with us after our story abott Hull City Council's plans to exp`nd into
the current East Riding. Here are just a few of your thoughts. Sheila
says: "I live in the East Rhding. If I had wanted to live in Hull, I
would have bought my house hn Hull." Tony also got in touch:
and South Humberside. Big isn't always beautiful." Philip in
Bourne says: "Why not merge Hull back into East Yorkshire? That would
make more sense. It would also financially benefit all by having a
bigger council to look after the area."
A scheme which started in Grimsby has won an award. Today it picked up
at Enterprising Britain award. We really encourage local people to sit
down and find jobs. We really promote entrepreneurial spirit and
to be recognised for that and a national level is fantastic for us.
The Vice Chairman at Scunthorpe United has died after an illness.
Rex Garton, who was 66, had been on the Iron board for nearly 30 years
decade. He was honoured by the Football League with a long service
Hull City owner Assam Allam is expected to call
a press conference later thhs week to announce his plans for the club.
Dr Allam has refused to comlent on what he intends to say
during the announcement which is expected on Thursday.
There's been speculation about his future role
in the running of the club. Lincoln City host Grimsby Town in
tonight's Lincolnshire derbx at Sincil Bank.
The Imps are looking for thdir first win in the fixture
since 2006, while the Marindrs are looking for back`to`back Conference
Phillip Norton reports. It's a much`anticipated fixture
both on and off the pitch. Lincolnshire rivals Grimsby Town and
Lincoln City have a shared love of this annual showdown.
Well, it is the fans, reallx. There should be a number of people
here. There should be a good crowd.
It is a game that game that we look forward to, as a manager.
We know the fans will pencil it in straight away.
On the face of it, the Mariners have been scoring for
fun this season, 6`1 and 7`0 wins have bolstered the goal difference
as they push for promotion out of the Vanarama Conference.
I think there is goals in both teams, definitely.
Who knows how it is going to pan out, that's why we all look
forward to these things, never quite sure what is going to happen.
I just want our team to put on a good performance,
carry on the form that we h`ve shown for most of the minutes of
the games we have played so far If we do that, we will give
ourselves a chance to get a positive result.
The Imps meanwhile have lost their last three games and, with
a poor recent record in the Lincolnshire derby, the pressure
bragging rights, as they sax, over the last few seasons.
Grimsby has come here and done very well and took the points.
and try to get a positive rdsult. The Mariners will have a good
travelling support. The entire allocation of allost 1800
tickets have been sold. And there will be coverage of the
match on BBC Radio Humberside and BBC Radio Lincolnshire tonight with
They were all injured serving their country but now these five `thletes
from East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are preparing to take part hn
a major new sporting championship. The Invictus Games, a
Paralympic`style competition, was the idea of Prince Harrx.
Tomorrow, at many of the venues used at London 2012, around 400
servicemen and women will compete. Jessica Lane reports.
Craig Gadd has only been cycling again for a few months but will
compete in the Invictus Gamds in cycling and sitting volleyb`ll.
He lost his leg in Afghanistan four years ago and only got
hand bike but, having one good leg, relatively good leg, I decided
to persevere and have this, what's called a Bartlett Tendon
This enables me to be able to use an able`bodied bike and cycle
for the Games on a visit to America. These men and women here have
achieved so much already. But by being selected for this team
is another significant milestone in their life beyond injury.
Everyone here behind me will be competing for themselves
but also for their mates. Others who made the team include
Dean Bousfield from Lincoln, Carl Harding from born in
in Lincolnshire, Claire Edwards from Hull
and Mickey Yule, who lives near Lincoln.
And back at home, Craig's fhancee and daughter, say they will be
cheering him on from the sidelines. It gives them chance to show you
that there is no boundaries, no matter what their injurids are.
They can pretty much do what you or I could do, if not better.
So what's great Craig's ulthmate ambition?
Finish! I only picked up cycling three
months ago so, I mean, I'm tnder no grand illusions of picking up a
medal at the end of it. Being part of it, being part of the
team, representing Great Britain again, it's f`ntastic.
The opening ceremony takes place tomorrow and the Games
go on until Sunday. We wish all our competitors the very
and regional headlines. Accused of ignoring the comlunity `
the developers of a wind farm off the Lincolnshire coast say their
plans are the most cost effdctive. Tomorrow's weather ` any mist and
fog patches will clear to ldave a fine and dry day with sunny spells.
Top temperature will be 19 degrees Celsius.
Bourne We were talking about the cheaper than ever price of lilk and
supermarkets. Geena says shd would support paying extra for her milk as
she already does by buying her milk locally. Stewart says he wotld pay
more for his milk to support the farmers. Oversupply will always lead
to lower prices and a sensible farmer will realise the need to
revert to a more sensible option. Graham asks why do the farmdrs do
not bottle there or in milk or make a co`operative, instead of selling
to supermarkets? We will have some of your tipping stories tomorrow