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and on BBC One, we now join the BBC's news teams where you are.

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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.

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The Deputy Prime Minister w`rns that a bigger Hull wouldn't

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To I don't think constant changing is the way to make constant growth

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in the way we need. Plans to ban smoking breaks `

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council workers in Lincoln are warned cigardtte

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breaks may come to an end. The little boy from Hull who's

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travelling to America to help find The Formula One fan who wants to

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find Lincolnshire's fastest driver. We have had 23 degrees across parts

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of Lincolnshire, but what about the next few days? Join me for the

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latest. Good evening.

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The Deputy Prime Minister h`s told Look North that Hull would not

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necessarily be stronger if it were bigger.

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Nick Clegg wants people's vhews on how northern cities,

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including Hull, can work together with neighbouring areas to create

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His plan is for the North to rival London and other European Chties.

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In a moment, we'll be hearing from Mr Cldgg, but

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Senior figures from the Gerlan renewables industry on a visit, they

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want to improve business tids with the area. Those who arranged the

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talks agree with the Deputy Prime Minister that northern citids must

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work together and make more of their own decisions if they are to create

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a stronger economy. I think it is right. We are region with a lot of

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potential and we are the gateway for ports so we need to keep up with

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other European cities. Nick Clegg says the project is about councils,

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businesses and members of the public having more of a say over ddcisions

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in their area. He believes hn this way the Northern hub can be created.

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Hull has had much to celebr`te in recent times. The city of ctlture, a

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multi`million pound Siemens investment, and funding sectred to

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regenerate areas like the fruit market, but it still finds htself

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forgotten during key discussions about the big northern citids. Some

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cities have already been working together. Last month Liverpool,

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Sheffield, Manchester, Newc`stle and Leeds unveiled a ?15 billion plan to

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improve transport links across the north. Hull supported the plans but

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was not a key named city. The leader of the council believes working with

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neighbouring authorities will believe their voices better heard in

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the future. The Chancellor when I went to Manchester a few wedks ago

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said this is the greatest opportunity, and he is so pleased

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that those authorities now speak on behalf of all of the areas `round

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their cities. The concept of northern cities making more of their

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own decisions is not new, btt Nick Clegg hopes this time round, people

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who live and work in the north will feel inspired to have a say on its

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economic future. Earlier I spoke to Deputy Prime

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Minister Nick Clegg and started by asking if Hull needed to trx harder

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to make sure it was included in big I think we just need to acknowledge

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that if you can generate more growth, more jobs, more economic

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dynamism in the north, it whll tend to have a positive knock`on effect

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elsewhere. Humberside disbanded in 1996, that area did have a big

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voice. Do you think that looking back, disbanding it was a mhstake?

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There have been so many changes and chopping and changing of government

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boundaries. I would say that firstly the advent of local enterprhse

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partnerships which cover a wide area has broadly speaking been a good

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thing because it has really delivered a lot of clout for local

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authorities and local busindsses in the Hull and Humberside are`, and

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secondly I personally would advise against us redrawing the botndaries

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yet again, creating another regional quango. What about having one

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authority for Hull and east riding together? If that is what pdople

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want locally, let's do it. H think it is incredibly important that we

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get away from this idea that politicians from central government

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prescribed the straitjacket in which people had to operate. Would Hull be

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stronger if it was bigger? H don't personally think constant changing

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of boundaries and quangos and nameplates for organisations is

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necessarily the best way to create the locomotive of economic growth in

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the north of England that they need. I would rather look at some of

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the other new freedoms and powers that need to be devolved to Hull and

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other parts of the north, whether it is skills, or finance. Do you think

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there is more of an appetitd for devolution now? I do actually. I

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think we needed to look at lore devolution to the north of Dngland

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anyway, and a lot has happened in recent years. Local growth deals,

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more freedom over the use of money and so on, but I think we nded to go

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further, not only because the crash in 2008 showed we cannot constantly

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over rely on what happens in one square mile of the City of London,

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we have got to look after the 1 0 square miles of the whole country.

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Thank you for your time. Councillors debate plans to raise

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a controversial speed limit Workers at the City of

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Lincoln Council may be denidd cigarette breaks at work under plans

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to be discussed next week. No smoking zones around council

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buildings may also be extended. Those behind the plans say ht will

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help to keep the staff healthy. At Lincoln City Council, bosses want

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to ban cigarette breaks. If we can just discourage one or two people to

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give up smoking as a result of making it more difficult to smoke at

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work, that will be an important thing for them and the wider

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community in terms of the long`term harm we know smoking does to people

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's health. At the moment workers are only allowed a cigarette brdak at

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the manager's discretion. This area has been set aside for smokdrs. Some

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told me they felt they were being unfairly targeted and hadn't been

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properly consulted. However, some said that a smoking ban might help

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them stop. According to a study carried out for the British Heart

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Foundation, cigarette breaks at work cost businesses ?8.4 billion per

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year in lost productivity. The average worker takes four sloking

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breaks per day. Unions have been consulted on the change of the

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council and say they have a difficult path to tread. We don t

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want any of our members to suffer with passive smoking, but epually we

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have got members who are smokers and who have smoked for a long time and

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they have hard as part of their normal working practice that they

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are allowed to go for a cig`rette break. The suggestion has dhvided

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people in Lincoln. I think people should be allowed to have a break,

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it is a personal thing. Not allowing it is like saying you cannot wear

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those clothes or that jewellery to work. If you say you are gohng out

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of the office for a walk, they soon jump on you. Plans will be

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considered later this month. Earlier I spoke to Dave Athdrton

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who's from Freedom 2 Choose. I started by asking him if banning

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smoking in the workplace is fair. I think it's absolutely ridhculous

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on the basis that this is jtst another ample opportunity to bully

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and cajole victimised smokers. When you look at the absentde rates

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from the public sector versts the private sector, your three

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times more likely to be on ` sickie Haven't the council got better

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things to do with their timd than go Why should

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a big employer lose endless working time by people who want to slip

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outside for a fag break? There are plenty

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of other people surfing the net If somebody has five breaks a day,

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five minutes, First of all, people are allowed

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by law to take breaks. The health

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and safety executive recommdnds five minutes every hour, and also funnily

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enough there has been a paper that came out this week that

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said the most productive workers are the ones that work for 53 mhnutes

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and then take a 17`minute break They have got more energy

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because they have done less work. As a smoker of 30 years,

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if I can't go out for a cigarette until lunchtime I'm

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going to be highly unproductive I tend to go out for a cigarette

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once every one or two hours, take Is the city of Lincoln

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Council being shortsighted? This will have unintended

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consequences in the sense that smokers deprived of being able to go

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for a smoke break will becole more But it is not nannying,

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it is protecting an employer's working hours and also

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not wanting a bunch of smokdrs Most smokers

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when it comes to their smokhng area, It is put in the most awkward

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and inconvenient of places What is your message to the city

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of Lincoln Council? I think they are misguided,

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I think this will waste mord time and more taxpayers' money

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and I think it should be scrapped Let us know what you think

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of this story. Should smokers be allowed to take

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cigarette breaks during working hours or is that unfair on dmployers

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and other workers who don't smoke? Poor weather has again hampdred

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attempts to recover the wreckage of a helicopter which crashdd

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in East Yorkshire on Tuesdax. The pilot, Captain Brian Brhdgeman

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from Canterbury, and the passenger, John Kent from Romford, werd killed

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when the craft came down at the Accident investigation teams have

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been unable to recover the helicopter because

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of poor visibility. Fire crews in Lincolnshire have been

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dealing with a large fire Eight engines from

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around the county have been at the Southview Leisure Park tackling

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a fire in its leisure compldx. The building was evacuated

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and no one was injured. A little boy from East Yorkshire

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is to fly out to the USA to take part in one of the first

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research projects of its kind. Four`year`old Joshua was born with

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a rare form of muscular dystrophy ` The new research aims to

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eventually create a treatment. Our health correspondent,

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Vicky Johnson reports. Stepping across the Humber Bridge,

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little Joshua is already He suffers from myotonic dystrophy,

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a very rare muscle wasting disease. This recent balloon release was

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aimed at raising awareness The thing most people noticd about

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him is the blank expression because it affects all of his musclds

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including his facial muscles. He walked at the age of thrde,

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which is late, and he has muscle weakness which

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means that his ability to m`intain There are thought to be fewdr than

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50 children across the country with this disorder

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and many of their families turned I think it's a really good hdea

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because not many people know Going to raise public awareness

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of Joshua's condition and hopefully get lots

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of much`needed money for research. Joshua was abandoned at birth by his

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mum who had her own health problems. Since then he has lived with Sarah,

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the nurse who cared for him It is her drive which has ldd to him

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being accepted onto At least Josh can take part

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in something which will havd an impact on future generathons

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of children with this condition and I think in the end that will be

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of some small, very small comfort. Joshua's consultant at the

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Leeds Children Hospital says there are no known treatments to halt

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the progress of the disease and These conditions are devast`ting,

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really affect almost every `spect of a child's life and therefore

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of their family, and so finding some way

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of trying to help these children and Joshua is due to fly out to the USA

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in November to help further research Criticism for an academy ch`in that

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runs local schools over And the motor racing fan who wants

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to find the fastest driver Keep the photos coming in, this was

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taken by Sue Cooper in Skegness I tweeted earlier about the show, all

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of the news and an accurate forecast. A very quick replx came `

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is Alex Deakin on the show? Thank you very much for that! The headline

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is one of overcast skies with drizzle at first. Today across parts

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of Lincolnshire, 23 Celsius. It looks like breaks like that that

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produce those temperatures will be few and far between tomorrow, so it

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looks like a day when the cloud will be reluctant to clear. On S`turday

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night this front should introduce brighter skies for Sunday. There has

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been a lot of low cloud and missed, particularly on Mablethorpe

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northwards and that is now pushing inland. It is a warm evening across

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many parts of Lincolnshire hn particular. The cloud rolling in,

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thick enough to produce somd drizzle, some mist and patchy fog.

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Temperatures coming in at 13 or 14 Celsius, 57 Fahrenheit. The sun will

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rise in the morning at about 6: 1am. It is a dreary, overcast, drizzly

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start with fog along the co`st and over the hills. Inland it whll

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brighten a little, but I thhnk there will be few brighter spells. There

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will be the risk of some thtndery showers pushing in later. Once that

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drizzle has fizzled out, it looks set to be dry in most areas but

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temperatures will not be as high as today. A similar forecast on

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Saturday, but Sunday and Monday should be noticeably brightdr and

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dry. There is nothing dank `bout that shirt and tie, you may as well

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get your money out of it and where it a few times.

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An academy trust which runs 80 schools, incltding

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seven in Hull and Lincolnshhre, has been accused of paying hundreds

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of thousands of pounds to the private business interests

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The claims are made by The House of Commons Education Select Colmittee

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which says safeguards to protect taxpayers' money are too we`k.

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The Academies Enterprise Trtst says the money was paid before the

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This academy in Louth is ond of seven schools run by the Ac`demy 's

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enterprise trust. Whilst thdre is no suggestion that any individtal

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school within the chain has done anything wrong, a report

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commissioned by the Education Select Committee has been critical of the

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way the management of it has been conducted. The report claims that

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over the last three years the Academy 's enterprise trust has paid

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nearly half ?1 million into the private business interests of its

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trustees and executives without going to competitive tender. This

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includes ?180,000 paid to a company owned by the chairman for project

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and leadership development. Before academies were introduced, loney

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would pass from the Departmdnt for Education to local councils which

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would then distribute it to local schools and oversee how thex were

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run. With academies, the money goes straight from central government the

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school itself, and they can also raise their own revenue frol

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charities and businesses. Whth trusts that run schools, thdy are

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miles away from each other `nd there is no accountability. Sarah

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campaigned against the introduction of Academy schools in Louth. She

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says the report is worrying. It is no surprise. We were always worried

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that the new academy system had a fundamental lack of account`bility.

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Both the parents but also for the Government, for the systems behind

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the running of the trusts and sponsors. In a statement, the trust

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Kingswood Academy in Hull is also part of the chain, and camp`igners

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worried that schools like this will suffer if a lack of transparency

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means that money which could be spent on front line teaching is

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being wasted. The trust that runs a school

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in Goole has removed the bo`rd of governors following allegations

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of exam irregularities. Another member of staff at

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Goole High School Academy h`s been suspended as part of

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the investigation into the claims. It means eight members

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of staff have now been removed. The Wakefield City Academies Trust

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says the investigation inithally The allegations have come from a

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number of quarters, hence I felt the need to start a thorough

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investigation. We have got to protect the integrity of

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examinations and I wouldn't be doing my job if that were not the case.

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Plans to increase the controversial speed limht on

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the peaks parkway in Grimsbx could be given the go ahead tonight.

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North East Lincolnshire council is expected to finalise

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a decision which could raisd it from 30mph to 40mph.

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It follows a campaign and petition signed by almost 2 000

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It is almost one year since average speed cameras were switched on along

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this stretch of road. The Pdaks Parkway was designed as an dxpress

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route in and out of Grimsby town centre but many motorists bdlieve

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that due to its design it w`s a 40 mph road. When average speed cameras

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and forced a 30 mph speed lhmit it caught many people by surprhse and

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they were issued with tickets. It seems like a moneymaking sc`m to me,

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it is not a high risk road, there are no kids running around. To me it

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was billed as a through road to keep the traffic flowing and I don't

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think that happens now. A c`mpaign was launched under petition brought

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before north Lincolnshire Council which agreed to consult with

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experts. A working group has since recommended the speed limit should

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be increased to 40 mph. How likely is it that

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the speed limit will be increased From what I am hearing, it hs likely

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to be rubber`stamped. Humberside Police said there had been `

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reduction in the number of call`outs since the 30 mph speed limit were

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enforced however. There will be other motions put forward bx two

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different parties. The Consdrvatives are calling for more council

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meetings to be held every ydar to increase democracy within north east

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Lincolnshire Council. Banks to everyone who got in touch whth our

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vote yesterday on whether 16 and 17`year`olds should vote.

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One man is now trying to find talent to challenge the best Formula One

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can offer. It looks and sounds like a Formula One car and the track

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looks like Silverstone, but this is a simulator and it is currently at

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Louth town Hall. It is prim`rily designed to get young peopld doing

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GCSE or diploma engineering to come round and test a Formula Ond car,

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and get it to work properly. Andy describes himself as a Formtla One

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obsessive and takes that enthusiasm, as well as the

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simulator, into schools. He says people like Jenson Button and Lewis

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Hamilton can encourage youngsters to get inspired about engineerhng. He

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says this simulator is based on a real 1967 race car. He built it to

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drive himself. Then when he gave up racing, turned it into a silulator.

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In 1967 the cars didn't havd the external things they have now. If we

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are using it to teach children, this is what we need to teach thdm. The

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simulator also appeals to bhgger kids. I have done Formula One games

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on consoles but this is far more realistic. Andy has now launched a

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competition to find Lincolnshire's fastest amateur driver, so `ny

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hopeful Lewis Hamiltons can have a go themselves. Let's have a recount

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on the headlines. Scotland decides `

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millions head to the polls to cast The Deputy Prime Minister w`rns

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politicians in Hull who support the expansion of the city that

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bigger isn't necessarily better Tomorrow's weather `

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a dull damp and misty start with patchy drizzle, becoming

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a little brighter later with a risk Thank you for the messages. We were

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talking about smoking breaks. Hill in Grimsby said, leave us slokers

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alone. Another said the problem with smokers is that they have problems

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with others having breaks and hanging about the water cooler, as

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he puts it. Diane says I bet most smokers can sit on a plane for four

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hours, so why allow it at work? Why are smokers constantly pickdd on?

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The Government would collapse if no one smoked. Martin says thex should

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only be allowed in official break times, nonsmokers are not allowed to

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have more breaks. Chris says I wonder how many smokers would have

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cigarette breaks if they had money stopped from their wages for the

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time that they have a break. No willpower to last until thehr tea

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breaks! Thank you for those and for watching. Have a nice evening. I

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will be back at 10:25pm. Goodbye. MENACING VOICE: You will rob

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the Bank of Karabraxos.

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