The latest news, sport and weather for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
Browse content similar to 19/09/2014. Check below for episodes and series from the same categories and more!
But for Scotland, the campaign continues. The dream shall never
die. Good evening and welcome to
BBC Look North. A major Grimsby road gets
an increase to its speed lilit But local politicians warn
the government not to forget Days after helicopter crash killed
two men, wreckage is recovered. Hull City face
a Newcastle side whose fans want I will tell you which chart`topping
band will be coming to this music venue. And that important wdather
forecast that follows later in the programme.
Hundreds of drivers who werd fined for speeding have won
their campaign for a higher speed limit on a road in Grimsby.
North East Lincolnshire Council has voted to raise the limit on
But it's led to questions about who should set speed limits,
After all, three emergency services opposed the rise to 40
It is almost one year since new average speed cameras began
enforcing a 30 mph speed lilit. But now, thanks to people power, it is
going up to 40 mph. The road was designed as an express routd into
Grimsby, but hundreds of motorists caught by the cameras claim the
limit was too slow for that type of road. Last night, their outcry
pondered councillors to increase it. The public are concerned thd speed
limit is too slow. We have to give a little bit of a board for the people
who've been caught out, who've gained points. They are out of
pocket and some will have lost their licence. It has been seen as a
victory for common sense and the council say they have listened. If
people aren't happy with solething put a petition to counsel. We have
to listen to what people sax. We have listened, and we have had to
listen to some common sense. The cameras will stay. At the elergency
services are against the rise. Police say there has been a
reduction in people injured since the enforcement began. Prior to the
implementation of the camer`s of the average speed cameras, therd was a
large number of crashes at those junctions. My only concern hs that
if the speeds is increased, then potentially injuries may increase if
we have further collisions. We feel speed is of actor in a lot of
crashes. It is one of the bhggest killers on Britain's roads. Slow is
invariably say that. With speed limit of falling nationally, there
is here welcomed the decision. It is an improvement because 30 mph is
rather too slow for such a beautiful piece of road. It is about time
Being that low, I am only in third gear. You can't work walk down
there. It is better. It does need to go up. It is too slow. Whild the
decision has been made, there is warning to motorists who usd this
road. The new speed limit whll not come into 40 mph until the new ones
have changed. I asked him if he fought thd limit
was too slow? We live in an era in the wake of the
speed kills mantra, where things are becoming incredibly two`dimdnsional
on the subject of speed. Speed kills, therefore go slower,
but it won't be long, if you follow that intellectual
route, before we will be back to a man walking in front with
a red flag, and I don't think Motorists have been pestering
for an increase, even though the The great shame is that up
until only ten years ago, and for 30 years or so before that, thdre was
a great tradition of British roads, engineering, and the concept was,
the 85th percentile it was called, the concept was that people drive
down roads on average, most people, at a speed that is safe,
because people don't want to crash. If you have emergency services
against a speed increase and then it still happens,
you think that is wrong? Yes, that is an interesting factor
because in our experience the emergency services, don't
forget that the police know a lot about driving and advanced driving,
the police do not tend to stpport Draconian decreases in speed limits,
so I don't know what has happened here and whether there is good
reason for emergency servicds opposition, or whether, and I don't
know so it is supposition, or whether there is some polithcs going
on in terms of the idea that, oh, well, speed kills so we shotld have
limits all the time and everything And do you think
a driver who is not frustrated at having to go so slow agahnst
their will, and now is going to be Well, I think that is a bit of a
simplification, but I think what is also a simplification is saxing as
long as people drive slowly, forget observation, forget state of the
car, forget driver training and all those other things,
as long as they drive slowlx, Research data
and statistics don't back that up. A lot of people
in power seem to believe th`t. Very interesting to have yot
on the show, Rupert, Who should be listened to
when it comes to speed limits? Do get in touch weathers. `` with
us. That is our e`mail addrdss. Or you can text us.
I look forward to hearing from you on the issue of speed limits.
The Army has helped winch the wreckage of
a crashed helicopter from the bottom of 200ft cliffs at Flamborotgh.
It crashed on Tuesday, killing the two men on board.
Just after ten o'clock this morning, the first parts of the wreckage were
A system of pulleys used to hoist several large pieces from the sea,
It has been carried out in very tragic circumstances.
However, the Ministry of Defence and also the lifeboat who assisted
to secure the equipment, have all worked to the best of our
ability in very difficult conditions to bring about a satisfactory
The helicopter set off from the Edinburgh on Tuesd`y,
On board, the captain Brian Bridgman from
Canterbury was killed, alongside his passenger John Kent, from Romford.
The wreckage was just below here, in a cove beneath the overh`ng
The awkward location and several days of bad weather has
It is thought the wreckage will now be taken to
Flamborough to be examined by air accident investigators.
With Scottish Independence now off the cards, politicians here are
talking about getting more powers for English regions, meaning we
could be seeing more flags flying for Yorkshire and Lincolnshhre.
There are growing claims th`t places in the North are ` in the words
of one councillor ` getting " crumbs from the table" comp`red with
I'll be talking to former Ddputy Prime Minister John Prescott, who's
First, here's our Political Editor Tim Iredald.
Amid the scenes of celebrathon and commiseration in Scotland,
an important question needs to be answered.
How will England be governed in future?
It is a big talking point at the Highland Laddie pub in East Hull.
The majority of the English people should get exactly what
A lot more control over their own situations.
London gets so much arts funding and all kinds of funding
because all the MPs live thdre and get the benefit of that.
In Hull and in the North and Yorkshire, we have been forgotten
Political leaders past and present assured the Scots they
would still get more power dven if they voted no to independence.
But every person living in Xorkshire and the Humber, they have ptblic
spending on services that is 18 below that in Scotland.
That is why our MPs are not going to vote for anything
When it comes to public spending, per head of the population,
people in Yorkshire and Humber received just over ?8,500.
The East Midlands, which covers Lincolnshire,
gets just over ?8,000, but people in Scotland received more than
Council leaders in east Yorkshire and Lincolnshire said that funding
formula that favours Scotland can't be allowed to continue at
It is absolutely disgraceful that we have not got more control over
the spending, that we have to rely on civil servants and ministers to
actually give us the crumbs of what is left after giving all
If you're going to devolve Scotland, England needs to start banghng
the drum that more power should be passed down to the cities
In this part of Lincolnshird we get less funding than London and
That is not fair and does need to be addressdd.
Politicians from all sides `wait details of what the Prime Mhnister
today described as a fair and balanced settlement for England
I'm joined by Lord Prescott, who as a minister in the Labour
government, offered more powers to the North East of England.
Good evening. Are you happy that Scotland has been offered so much?
You have been up there camp`igning. There have been unhappy English MPs.
Ever since I produce this rdport, saying you have to have devolution
in the states. We needed in England. Nobody listened 32 years ago. I gave
the opportunity in the north`east and lost it. 48% took part. It has
changed and I am happy Scotland has opened the doors. We can re`lly do
something the English regions. Scotland has ?1500 per person. That
is more than here. We are gdtting the crumbs, according to ond MP
Getting more per head is wh`t they're used to. I have a pose that
constantly. The Scottish people used to say we can't take it off at the
moment because there is an dlection. We need a redistribution of those
sources, is everyone gets a fair share. Again, your party is not
happy about that. If you actually make it an English Parliament, you
loaded up a Tory MPs. We cotld win the election and have no power. We
need to take those same valtes of education, of housing, all those
things they have, give them to the English regions and then yot don't
have to have a problem. Could you have education and roads looked
after in the regions? Why not? We are almost there with education It
would mean that regional ardas would make the decisions. They cotld have
the taxation. Talk about tilescale. It won't happen, will it? What'll
happen is that you have to observe what the leaders have committed
themselves do. There must bd a White Paper which lays out that the
regions are going to get a fair proportion of the powers and
resources, and then the timdtable which were of an election round the
corner, we are committed with devolution, that'll be the course of
action. It is a fundamental change. Who is in charge of it locally? We
did bring in assemblies. Nobody wanted them. Hang on. Let's give it
a bit of history. The first referendum was rejected in Scotland
and Wales and the north`east. The reason why we didn't get it, we did
not give them enough powers. You can't say second`hand powers for the
regions. Hypothetically, if you have the same thing in Yorkshire that you
have had in Scotland, with ` bold I believe so. Things have changed. I
could not get the Cabinet to give powers like Scotland, but you can't
get away with that now. People have seen what has happened in Scotland.
Even the Welsh aren't happy. So devolution is in now that you were
ahead of the times you were a trendsetter. Very good to sde you.
And the devolution of powers to Yorkshire
and Lincolnshire will be discussed on this weekend's Sunday Politics.
Guests include the Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy and the
Steve Bruce takes on the manager who he's been tipped to replace
We'll be live at the Hull club preparing to `nnounce
the chart topping act coming to celebrate its 30th birthday.
Denied's photograph was takdn by Alfred. Some good pictures taken at
the weekend. Send them in. We will show another one on Monday. It is
Friday, isn't it? I was mord surprised to see you when I looked
up. No glamour for you tonight. Just read the forecast. The next 24 hours
will be cloudy and quite dalp. There has been some heavy downpours
around, especially in Lincoln. Those continue to drift northwards, so it
is a dull and other night. Dull and done tomorrow but this front is
interesting. Behind it therd is brighter conditions for Sunday.
Sunday is easily the best of the weekend. What a mess. Look `t that
satellite picture. Lots of cloud here. Some thundery downpours in the
far south. There was drifting northwards, fizzling as thex do so
was even if you don't get them, there will be drizzle in pl`ces
Some mist and coastal fog. Dven by the end of the night, a risk of a
few thundery downpours, but elsewhere, good temperatures. 1 or
14 Celsius. So, the sun risds in the morning at 6:43am. The next high
water time is there at 4:22`m. It is a bit of a dreary start of the day.
Any showers in the far south pulling away. A bit of drizzle. Watch out
for that cold front. It brings drizzle through east Yorkshhre and
northern part of Lincolnshire. He's Yorkshire might brighten up by the
end of the afternoon, but whichever way you look at it hit is cloudy and
damp. Temperatures are still not bad for this time of year, around
average. 16 or 17 Celsius. @ll that cloud clears away on Saturd`y. One
or two showers perhaps scraping along the coast for a time, but
Sunday is much better. Dry with a good deal of sunshine and whth high
pressure in charge, it looks like Monday will be a beautiful day. A
touch of ground frost on Sunday I mentioned your old Michael Fish
image last week. I will talk over you. Paul wears an extra tight to
hide his old age. That is a six`pack. Have a good weekend.
A Sunderland man who started a fire on a North Sea Ferry `
which was attended by lifeboats from Bridlington RNLI ` has been
Boden Hughes, seen here at an earlier hearing, admitted
causing the fire while smokhng cannabis on a ferry from North
He was sentenced to nine ye`rs for arson and affray,
plus two years for his involvement in a copper cable theft conspiracy.
Fire engines we need to tackle the blaze at the leisure park in
Skegness yesterday. Three qtarters of the complex was damaged by the
fire. Investigations are continuing into how it started.
Hull City face struggling Newcastle United tomorrow,
whose fans are calling for the sacking of manager Alan Pardew.
The Hull City manager, Stevd Bruce, is tipped by some to step
But Steve Bruce says that talk is disrespectful.
Here's our sports reporter Simon Clark.
There will be two teams in `ction in Newcastle tomorrow,
but you'll be forgiven for thinking it's a one teal show.
That's because of calls frol many in the North East
for the removal of Newcastld United manager Alan Pardew.
Mass hysteria, he says, but going into the game with Hull Citx, the
Alan Pardew had to defend hhs assistant. Do you think he wants to
see the manager and banners going up? Of course not. He tried to
defend that, albeit in the way John Carver does.
By contrast Steve Bruce, Northumberland born and bred,
He was delighted with his team's performance against
West Ham on Monday, even if it ended in a draw, but knows all
Difficult place to manage. We have to try and take advantage of it We
have to be mercenary enough to do that, but the other stuff is not
enjoyable to watch, because at the end of the day he has done ` decent
job. Steve Bruce was quick to distance himself from the job.
Newcastle, let's not forget, won last time the two sides met
but in the corresponding gale last season Hull City led Newcastle
I hope I am dancing but I nded to improve. Although Hull provhde the
opposition, don't be surprised if the media concentrates on Ndwcastle
United, because Alan Pardew is under intense pressure, not just from his
own fans. It is a situation that Hull know they could exploit.
And Scunthorpe have a chance to break free of the
League One relegation places in that game tomorrow.
Both teams start the game with seven points `fter
Remember that we have just come up from League Two.
There is always talk about the Championship at this
football club, and rightly so, because we have been there before.
We have to make sure we adapt to League One.
Hopefully we're just about finding our feet
And your BBC radio station will be covering the action.
BBC Radio Humberside has thd trip to Newcastle on FM from 3.00.
On AM ` it's Scunthorpe United's game with Leyton Orient.
On digital ` and the BBC sport website `
And BBC Radio Lincolnshire has commentary of Lincoln City's game
Thanks to everyone who got in touch about workers at Chty
of Lincoln Council, who may be denied cigarette breaks in future.
Managers say it will help to keep staff healthy.
A tiny back street music venue has hosted Oasis and Pulp.
But it's best for showcasing small local bands.
Now the Adelphi Club in Hull has attracted one
of the country's biggest nales to play at its 30th birthday.
Let me tell you that the axd at this small little venue has attr`cted
over years is incredible. The likes of Way says, Radiohead, to name a
few. `` away `` Oasis. And now the Kaiser Chiefs are playing.
Getting the crowd of the size excited about mtsic is
Here they are playing in front of tens of thousands of people
And if you're not a festival goer, maybe you have seen lead singer
Ricky Wilson as a coach on the Voice.
Right now the Kaiser Chiefs are playing
in west Hollywood and Dallas, Texas, but then they will fly back
to be here on the 3rd of October, where they will play on this tiny
Here at the Adelphi, things get very cosy and very close,
It is useful if you want to steal somebody's drink.
If you get thirsty halfway through the concert.
You can even look in their handbags if you want.
The Adelphi should be cherished because it is a unique placd.
There are not many places like this in the world.
But it is mainly a place for new talent to be discovdred and
Hull band Black Delta Movemdnt will be supporting the Kaiser Chhefs
To be supporting them at the venue is a really big thing.
Every band in Hull has some form of history here.
If you look at the state of it, that has been 30 years
of extreme stress and worry, of never feeling quite secure.
It has been 30 years of extremely hard work, and it has
It is going to be quite a p`rty but we don't predict a riot.
Outside you will see this bhg orange container and that is where you ll
get your ticket from. It won't be that easy. There won't that many
available, so you need to prove you are a fan. Brings memorabilha. The
tickets go on sale at 7pm, so in a few minutes' time. If you w`nt to
want, Peter, you will have to be quick. Thank you. Tickets on sale at
7pm. Celebrations with the Kaiser Chiefs. Get your tickets now. Let's
have a recap of the national and regional headlines. The SNP leader
Alex and decide to stand down as First Minister of Scotland `t the
country says no to independdnce A major road in Grimsley get `n
increased speed limit despite police opposition. A dull, damp and drizzly
start becoming dry and brighter in the afternoon on Saturday. Top
amateur very warm, getting tp to 17 Celsius `` temperature. Talking
about the Peaks Parkway and increase speed limit. Kevin says it hs OK. It
will still keep the cameras as some people will want to go fastdr and
then moan when they are caught. Graham says the speed is not the
problem, it is the ridiculots two lanes into one at the juncthon which
should be changed. Simone s`ys it will be great. We come in and users
wrote all the time. Bertie hs too slow. This one is an excelldnt fire
service `` this one. The new 40 same speed is the aim. Thank you for
those. Have a good weekend. I will see you on Monday. Take card.
devoting their time to National Lottery-funded projects
and, tonight, we're celebrating the difference they make.