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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight...
A call for more money from fuel duty to be spent fixing potholes.
All of these taxes and it ndver goes back into the road is being done.
Seven teachers are suspended at an East Yorkshire school over the
I'm live in Killingholme, where the go`ahead has just been
given for a new power station to supply a million homes.
Hull City manager Steve Bruce says he doesn't believe
What he did on transferred deadline day is not the actions of a man who
wants to sell a football cltb. And the streets of Lincoln `re
filled with people from the past, And after a pleasant week a decent
weekend to come. I will be back later in the details. `` later in
the programme with all of the details.
Motorists in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are backing
a plan for more of the monex raised from petrol and fuel duty to go
?2 billion is used to repair potholes and improve roads
but the Local Government Association wants much more to be spent.
Hull City Council says it ndeds an extra ?4 million
Lincolnshire county council says it faces a backlog of repairs.
Avoiding cracks and holes on our weather`beaten roads.
The legacy of severe winters and now a backlog of repairs.
Motorists say they already pay a lot of tax and deserve ro`ds fit
Those at the pumps in the East Riding told me they get poor
Road tax, fuel tax, MOT, evdrything else, and it never goes back into
the road is being done. I h`ve had my card an in twice. When they do it
they only do budget repairs. Fuel duty contributes more than ?33
billion a year to the UK Trdasury. Two billion of that is spent
maintaining the road network. The Local Government Associ`tion
says that's not enough. It wants 2 pence a litre
of fuel duty to be used soldly to maintain the network `
an extra ?1 billion a year. An idea which
a recent survey found some of the highest support for in Yorkshire,
85% of people backing the plan. Drivers will be astonished to learn
how much money they contribtte to the Chancellor each year, not just
in fuel duty but also vehicle excise duty and VAT. We need a bigger
amount of that spent on the road network. Councils in our arda have
been given an extra ?9 millhon for repairs of the road network.
That could mean `` that shotld mean 150,000 potholes will be filled in.
Yet Lincolnshire County Counciol still faces a repair backlog
Those who drive for a living say motoring costs are adding up.
Motoring is expensive, the vehicles, suspension, tyres. Going ovdr a poor
surface it is `` it stands to reason that you will need repairs.
Councils want more money, btt billions have been spent on repairs.
And the government isn't kedn on ring`fencing money
Do you think more needs to be given to councils to sort out out roads?
Should the money raised by taxes on drivers be spent solely
Are there any patches of potholes near to you that need fixing?
The first sailing cobles for years have been launched in Lincolnshire.
Three people have died in a head on collision on a road in Lincolnshire.
A 70`year`old man and a 19` and 21`year`old were killed in the crash
last night, and two other pdople are in hospital with serious injuries.
It happened on the A52 near Chapel St Leonards. The Polhce say
It is always bad that peopld are dying on the roads and we always
hope the numbers will be lower than the previous year but on thhs
occasion in one fell swoop three people died in one incident, and
that is tragic . A human rights activist
from Lincolnshire, facing trial in Thailand, has returned to Britain.
Andy Hall from Spalding was charged with criminal defamation
after criticising working conditions in Thailand's pineapple picking
industry. He has to go back later this
month and could be jailed for up to seven years if found guilty.
A new power station will be built in North Lincolnshire.
The government has approved plans for a gas`powered station at
It will be able to power one million homes.
Kate Sweeting is at the planned site.
How important could this be to North Lincolnshire?
Approval for the power stathon came from the Secretary of State for
energy and the change earlidr today. Not only will it be able to power a
million homes it will provide 1 00 construction jobs and a further 140
permanent local jobs once fhnished. This is already an industri`l site,
there are two gas power stations adjacent, with two oil refinery is
not far away, and the company behind this told me one of the reasons they
chose this area was because of the infrastructure and transport links.
With this development we will be creating a large number of jobs
both during construction of the plant, when we need up to 1600
people, but also in the longer term, during operation. We requird up to
140 people directly employed. North Lincolnshire Council has told us it
is too soon to comment on this announcement. The power station will
not be operational until at least 2016/2017 but building work could
start as early as next year. Hull City say they're now going to
appeal to the Football Association over plans to change the cltb's name
to the Hull Tigers. They were going to go through the Court of
Arbitration for Sport, but have reversed that decision. Thex expect
a decision to be made by thd end of November. Yesterday Assem Allam told
me he would sell the club if he I worked in a
legal and you are You would sell it? Yes, I s`id that
before. I do not call bluffs. I said, if the decision is no, I walk
out. If you won in arbitrathon three months later you could be khcking
yourself then. Why? Because you could have kept the club and got
what you wanted. Hull City's manager Steve Bruce held
his weekly press conference this morning. He said that he dodsn't
believe the club's owner wants to You only had to see what he did on
transfer deadline day, thesd are not the actions of a man who once to
sell a football club. If he feels that strongly about the brand and
the name change to help us go forward, that is his person`l
belief. We have to respect that for what he has done.
There's been a big reaction from you to Mr Allam's comments yestdrday.
Earlier I spoke to Peter Ch`rlish, who is a lecturer in sports law
I began by asking him what he thought of the decision to
appeal to the Football Association over the planned name changd.
I think it is very sensible. It is a logical decision, rather prddictable
but I think it is sensible. Is it likely, or have they been other
cases where a change has bedn made when they go to appeal after any ``
and an initial decision by the FA? With regard to a change of name I
have not been aware of any decisions that have gone before the [email protected] before.
It is possible that the appdal will overturn the original decishon. It
all depends, I guess, on thd strength of the submissions made by
the parties and also on the strength of the original decision. They are
well on in getting on with this behind the series `` the scdnes and
the manager is a clever man, so do you think he can win this? H think
it will be very difficult. @ssuming there is no brand`new evidence he is
presenting to the appeal. Hd is a very clever man, he wouldn't say
that publicly yesterday unldss he was sure, would he? I have no doubt
he is a clever man but he also is not going to say publicly, H am not
particularly confident. Do xou think he is going to get his own way? I
would be surprised if the ddcision made his `` went his way.
What do you think of the move and the appeal? We asked last nhght but
if you want to comment again these are the details.
The first sailing cobles for years have been launched in Lincolnshire.
And the future and the past collide on the streets of Lhncoln.
Matthew Phillips has taken this from Drypool Bridge looking down the
River Hull towards the tidal barrier and the new footbridge.
"Please could Peter wish my daughter Lily good luck, as she leavds home
Good luck, Lily. Where were you on Saturday when I
was at the festival? I could not any `` I was thdre but I
could not get anywhere near you for the hordes of Keeley Donovan fans.
It looks like a nice weekend. We have had a very pleasant wedk but
every morning we have had a bit of mist and fog in places, which will
be the case on Saturday and Sunday as well. On the pressure ch`rt you
can see the high pressure, so we are still dominated by that, me`ning a
lot of settled weather to come through the weekend and into early
next week. The cloud did brdak up gradually through the day so we have
had some sunny spells, the best in parts of Lincolnshire. This evening
and overnight the cloud will remain broken and dry. We will havd cloud
breaks and because of the breeze we will have some mist and low cloud.
The sun will rise at 6:30am, setting at 70 `` at 7:23pm. Tomorrow
morning, a bit of a grave start in places, some patchy mist and ground
fog. `` a grey start. Temperature is very similar to today's valtes,
reaching the high teens, about where they should be for this timd of
year. We might just clip 19 around the wash. `` the Wash. On Stnday we
start with a lot of cloud, perhaps something `` some patchy mist and
fog as well. It will gradually brighten up and by the afternoon the
cloud should be broken and there should be some bright or sunny
spells. Temperatures about `verage for the time of year, 17 or 18. High
pressure continues to domin`te in the next week but I think wd will
gradually see a breakdown and the increased risk of showers for Monday
and Tuesday. We have a message here, how do you
join the Keeley Donovan Fanclub You are the head of that Fanclub.
That was from Matthew. Seven teachers at an East Yorkshire
school have been suspended following claims pupils' work was
falsified during an exam. Governors at the Goole High School
are to investigate. The teachers have been interviewed
and a report will be given to The Department for Education says
it's aware of the investigation Seven members of staff suspdnded, an
investigation into falsified exam entries under way. Goole High School
was placed in special measures last year and is now facing allegations
that a computer studies exal was manipulated. The Wakefield city
academies trust that took over the school last year has confirled it is
looking into it. This afternoon parents were angry
and told me they had concerns about is `` about teaching standards.
Absolutely disgusting, and ht is about time that they actually did
reorganise the school because the teaching is abominable. The school
has been going down for quite a while from what it used to be. I
think there has been bad management. My daughter is 16, she has just done
her exams, and as far as I `m aware there has not been any cheating She
has done really well, had loads of help from the school and I don't
have anything bad to say about them. How much help teachers give their
pupils with exams and coursdwork is a concern for the government. It is
another week before the report when the findings of the investigation
are delivered. Regardless of whether there is any basis for the
allegations, nationwide there is an increase in cases where teachers are
accused of helping their pupils One third of pupils who responddd to one
questionnaire say they have experienced this. The fact that the
trust has acted quickly and swiftly is to be commended. I hope they
conclude the report quickly because we do not need a dark cloud hanging,
we need this finalised very quickly. If it is true of course appropriate
action can be taken. The suspended staff members have been intdrviewed
and a report will be presented to the trust next week. The Department
for Education says it is aw`re of the allegations.
We will continue to follow that if there are any developments next
week. A Scunthorpe`born businessm`n is
campaigning for Scotland to become independent
in next week's referendum. Andy Lythgoe claims
his adopted home country wotld be Scotland is my home now and has been
for 25 years and I am interdsted in Scotland, my country, performing
better economically. All of the studies that I have seen through my
working life show that Scotland could and should be doing bdtter
than it is. The Scottish independence rdferendum
will be discussed in the first programme of a new
series of the Sunday Politics. Guests include the East Yorkshire
based UKIP MEP Jane Collins. Hull FC's Richard Horne will make
his final appearance for thd Black and Whites this evening,
after 16 years at the club, He made his debut when he w`s just
16 years old and his colleagues have paid their tribute to the former
Great Britain international. It will be great if he can roll back
the years to put in an occasion like has done for some any years.
We wish Richard all of the best Lincolnshire archer Carl Harding has
just missed out on a medal Mr Harding from Bourne was beaten in
the Bronze Medal match by another Two identical 26 foot sailing cobles
` the first to be built in almost 40 years ` have bden
launched today in Bridlington. With their flat bottoms and high
sides, the harbour was once home to Two brand`new cobles
for Bridlington. The boats were once
a common sight at the harbotr ` a staple for inshore fishing all
along the north east coast. Building these two has been
a labour of love for John Clarkson It started off with one piece of
wood and it is like a jigsaw puzzle, you keep going! It has never been
documented as such and we w`nted to document it so we could makd a video
and a booklet on it so we could produce it, because it has not been
done before. They are a supdr shape and to go out and find trees the
right shape, get all the bits and pieces you need, and when you finish
them and you drop them in the water and they float, it is great
The men were also behind the restoration of the
First built in Bridlington lore than a hundred years ago, it
She's now on the national register of historic ships.
The new boats alongside the old one proved popular.
I have watched these two behng constructed over the past fdw months
and it is something we will not see again, a skill that has been lost
forever. It is amazing to think they have
been handmade using traditional materials, it is brilliant.
Then came the moment everyone had been waiting for, the first of the
cobles was placed in the water. Reminders of the past very luch at
home in Bridlington water. Big day for cricket, becausd
Yorkshire have won their first The title was sealed with a game to
spare following their victory over We have waited a little while for
this, it is a special time for the club and I am sure we will `ll enjoy
it. It is my special time ott for my wedding anniversary. It would have
been a nail`biting afternoon if it had gone on a bit that, yeah,
fantastic . Imagine if our modern world
of cars and computers was still being made with Victorian tdchnology
like clockwork and steam power. That's what enthusiasts will be
doing in Lincoln this weekend. They might look like they'rd in
Victorian costume, but look closely and you'll see lots of modern
upgrades, as Simon Spark explains. What happens when our everyday
modern society embraces Victorian values but then makes it punk. You
get the Lincolnshire steamptnk Festival and it is like another era
has invaded. I thought it w`s a mad Max Convention! I think it hs
fabulous and next year I might have to join them. It is basically very
modern, very contemporary v`lues, but all of that creativity `nd
imagination, but we draw masses of inspiration from the past,
particularly Victorian era. Usually steam punk ladies dress in black and
brown but I like to be a bird of paradise. This is just a maverick
nerve gun that has been painted An eyepiece for detecting magic storms,
clearly, and my pocket watch just to tell the time. If you want to dress
like steampunk you basicallx have to dress like your grandmother did Or
more like her grandmother! This is the mad Hatter's tea party, an
icebreaker where everybody gets to know each other a bit better. I feel
seriously underdressed. This festival is the largest of its
kind in Europe and its spectacle continues throughout the wedkend, so
don't be surprised to see G`ngs Of New York type stand`offs. You don't
need to dress up to be part of the fun but to be quite honest ht would
help. The main headlines tonight. The
Reverend Ian Paisley, for ddcades the voice of hardline unionhsm in
Northern Ireland, has died. Seven teachers are suspended at
Goole High School over the falsification of exams.
Mostly dry and sunny over the weekend, temperatures up to 18
Celsius. We were talking about potholes at
the start of the programme `nd whether money from fuel dutx should
be used to help out. Adam s`ys my friend has just hit a pothole and
ruined his car, it was as ddep as his whole foot.
Yes, more should go into fixing potholes but what about the road tax
excess. The amount of tax in this country is
massive, we should have the best road network in the world.
More money should be charged to foreign lorries. We went down to
London and we were amazed bx how many foreign lorries were on the A1.
Many roads in Lincolnshire `re written a dangerous state and with
the tax rates they should bd paved with gold.
Thank you for your comments on that and the other stories as well. Have
a peaceful weekend and I will see you on Monday.
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