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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.
The headlines from us this Tuesday night.
Guilty - the P and O staff who used ferries to smuggle drugs into Hull
A fresh outbreak of bird flu is confirmed at
a farm in Lincolnshire - thousands of birds are affected.
I live a farmer with a third case of bird flu has been detected in
Yorkshire and literature. Recruiting from abroad
to solve the GP shortage - the doctors trained in Poland,
on their way to our area. Pictures show a bin man in Hull
taking rubbish under the car. They tell us to report fly-tipping and go
do it themselves. And Lincoln City's big night -
the non-league side will be beamed into millions of homes,
as their FA Cup adventure continues. In that first match it ended 2-2,
so now they've got them A quiet but cloudy week of whether
to come. I will be back later with the details.
A 1.8-mile exclusion zone has been put in place around
Low Farm in Fulstow with a six-mile surveillance zone.
It is five miles from Austen Fen Farm, where another case
Some restrictions were lifted there last week but it's not though
It's 20 hours since bird flu was confirmed in this farm behind me. It
is not a disease that is dangerous to humans but it is highly
contagious and deadly when it gets not then a flock and today when vets
and Democrat officials alive they spent most of the time securing the
site. -- Defra. They are trying to make sure it does not spread
farther. It's a sight farmers dread,
your land being sealed off Bird flu has found its way
into a flock of 6000 turkeys housed Earlier vets prepared
to cull the birds which the It is devastating news for the
farmer involved in. It is 6000 turkeys last in this outbreak and it
means that his farm and his poultry units have to be disinfected and
they have to be cleared and he will be closed down for some time.
This outbreak is just a few yards from Austen Fen Farm
With the same strain of bird flu, H5N8, was found
in a flock of 5000 turkeys in
It was also detected earlier this month in a backyard
Poultry farming is the livelihood of many
We've got a number of those sort of places around the area so
although the one that happened before is not that far away was only
a matter of time before we expected that there would be another break
People seem to be keeping their chickens in the area
Tomorrow efforts will move from securing the site to
A grim day for the farmer and those who tried so
So why does this keep happening? This is a highly contagious disease
and Defra insist it is wild bisect harried the disease of the mingle
with flocks outdoors only take the same food trays with the droppings
that can cause the disease to spread but the birds here will be housed
indoors ever since the recent outbreak a few miles away. So why it
has happened here is a question that Defra plan to looking the next two
weeks at. There will be doing what they call seek and trace and will
see what anything from this site has moved to, not just bias but also
staff movements and vehicles going between farms because it is very
important that this disease is stopped from spreading further
because poultry farming is big business in Lincolnshire. The Rover
300 poultry farms employing hundreds of people and 90 million birds are
raised here every year and as this disease is in the area it is
affecting exports and could be affecting people's jobs which is why
so much effort is going into making sure it does not spread further.
Nigel Gibbens is the government's Chief Veterinary Office.
I asked him what farmers in Lincolnshire were doing wrong.
We're looking at this case. We confirmed that only yesterday. This
is a very infectious bird flu virus. I think you would wrong to leap to
the conclusion that anybody is done anything wrong. It is very difficult
to stop farms from becoming infected which is why we Irish farmers and
bird keepers to do anything they can. Something is going wrong. These
birds have been housed since the zebra so we cannot blame wild birds
for this infection. What other farmers doing wrong? What more do
they need to do? Farmers need to do everything they can to protect their
birds, even when they are housed. The issue with wild birds is the
birds don't have to contact the kept birds directly. The virus is highly
infectious and it can be spread on people's shoes and peoples clothing
and equipment that may go in to housing or on food. There are lots
of ways that infection may enter our house. Farmers need to do everything
they can to prevent that and as I have said before this can be really
difficult of farmers need to do everything they can but be given a
degree of challenge which is essentially from wild birds farms
are at threat. What would be a message tonight to farmers who are
watching the county and beyond? Two important things. One, do everything
you can. Make sure that wild birds cannot access your birds and keep
them housed if you can't. Whatever you do, make sure that when you go
to your birds, you are clean and are not carrying anything to your birds
on your feet are in any other way. Also recognise that once disease
gets into a flock it can move from one flock to another. Being a for
signs of disease and reporting quickly to us which farmers are
doing so that if the worst does happen and infection occurs we can
do with it quickly and it does not spread quickly. I know you say
there's nothing to worry about but the public will be. Would you eat a
Lincolnshire turkey tonight without a thought? Absolutely without a
second thought. Public of England is very clear that the risk to public
health is very low and the Food Standards Agency has confirmed many
times they do not consider this a risk in the food chain. We will have
more at how past ten tonight on the programme. I will be talking to the
National Farmers Union. Two former P ferry workers have
been found guilty of conspiring to smuggle class A drugs into Hull
from the Netherlands. Edward Tron from Gateshead
and Mark Quilliam from Liverpool were arrested after the conviction
of one of their former It follows an investigation
in which Edward Tron outlined plans to import cocaine
to an undercover officer. Officers boarding P's Pride
of Hull in 2015 after of the ferry's ship steward Edward
Tron. This is the moment they came
to arrest him in his cabin. You are under arrest on suspicion of
importing class a drugs. The arrest led to the 51-year-old,
and Pride of York cook Mark Quilliam being arrested for conspiring
to import cocaine into the UK. Mr Tron's wife Susan was also
arrested for money laundering. However in Hull Crown Court
the jury heard that Edward Susan Tron deposited
?140,000 in cash into three separate bank accounts between 2009 and 2014
- money which they claimed came The pair and Mark Quilliam were only
caught following the 2013 arrest of another P employee
who was found carrying ?60,000. His conviction leading
to an investigation in 2015 They put an undercover officer
onboard to whom Edward Tron confessed his whole smuggling
operation. Later in court he said he'd
made those stories up, but the jury heard that Edward Tron
was a "very skilful and adept liar", who in his own words said: "I can
lie when I need to." The court also heard that telephone
kiosks such as at Victoria Dock as well as disposable mobile phones
were part of a multi-million pound smuggling operation which involved a
one-man bringing drugs on board in Rotterdam and bringing them off in
Hull. A P Ferries spokesman said:
"P Ferries operates a zero tolerance policy
towards illegal substances. We cooperated fully
with the police investigation." The three will be sentenced
tomorrow, when Edward There was a police chase outside a
pub in Rotterdam and a partner in Hull the three have all been found
guilty. All three will be sentenced tomorrow and Edward Tron and Mark
Quilliam had been told to expect substantial sentences.
A fourth man has been unsuccessful in his bid to sue
the Catholic Church, over alleged historical abuse at
249 men are carrying out the litigation
against the Diocese of Middlesbrough and the De La Salle order over
allegations of decades of abuse at the St William's children's home
Of the five test cases for compensation only one
has been successful - receiving a ?14,000 pay-out.
Those acting on behalf of the men say today's judgment has no
The Brexit minister David Davis has told a Lincolnshire MP
the government will support the county's farming
industry after Britain leaves the European Union.
His comments came on the day Theresa May delivered
The Prime Minister said the UK will pull out
of the European Single Market when Britain leaves the EU.
Can my right honourable friend assure the house that agriculture
will be central in any trade negotiations and that the
high-quality food standards for which British farming is famed will
be a key principle in those negotiations? The answer very simply
is yes. We are a large market for European agricultural food
production that they are a large market for us and we will keep that
in mind. The Brexit secretary, David Davies.
"Completely unacceptable" - a council says it'll investigate,
after a bin man is filmed dropping litter and kicking it beneath a car.
And Lincoln City prepares to be beamed into millions
of homes, in their FA Cup match against Ipswich.
Kris Lake took this photo of the Humber Bridge.
It is a stunning photographs. Another picture tomorrow night. How
are you? How are you? I hear your insomnia must be really bad as I
noticed you said you'd been listening to Paul is a weather sure.
-- show. It will help. Don't be cruel about it. The weather. It will
be a lot less eventful than last week, you will be pleased to know
that quite boring and say me day on Dave. Lot of dry weather to come but
it will be fairly cloudy. A lot of cloud in the sky. It will be high
pressure dominating the weather so a lot of settled weather to come but
unfortunately it will be a fairly cloudy high and over the next 24
hours and very weak when a fan stuck underneath the high summer could be
gapping places. Much colder and clear the area trying to enter from
the new continent and we might start to see some effects of that around
Lincolnshire and around The Wash. It will was be a little bit cooler.
Some drizzle and places tonight and it will be a green light to come
with temperatures was to list the further you are to the south-eastern
corner and further North Down to 4 degrees or 5 degrees. That blanket
of Clyde will not matter much heat. The sun rises just after eight
o'clock in the morning and set just at quarter but asked for. Next high
water will be at one minutes past nine this evening. -- quarter past
four. The odd spot of light rain and drizzle throughout the course of the
day tomorrow but generally a lot of dry weather to come but it will be
fairly cloudy and it will always be cooler the further you are towards
The Wash. Not much breeze over the next few days and nothing much to
blow the cloud around provide decent breaks. The further you are towards
The Wash it will be that bit cooler. Groundhog Day this week. On Thursday
this week it will be the same for Clyde. A few breaks as read head
towards the weekend and temperatures tentacle down a bit. If we do get
any breaks by night we might just get a bit of frost. -- temperatures
tend to be Pauls weather show is on Mondays
on BBC Radio Lincolnshire. A dozen GPs who have been recruited
from Europe to work in Lincolnshire are undergoing their final training
before starting work The county's currently short
of about seventy GPs, and it's hoped the new recruits
who are getting their last bit of training in Poland, will help
ease the strain on surgeries. Here's our Health Correspondent,
Vicky Johnson. The shortage of GPs has
been well documented, it's even led to the closure of some
surgeries across Lincolnshire. Dr Graham Parker tried retiring two
years ago but was persuaded to take up a part-time job at this
surgery in Wragby. He's one of only two GPs working
here, other shifts are filled by locums and he admits
it can be difficult. It is stressful and sometimes
if you want to pass, or get some advice from your colleagues
and they are not here, The situation here at Wragby
is like many other surgeries There are currently 70 GP vacancies
in the county with another 75 doctors expected to retire here over
the next five years. But 25 GPs are now being recruited
from abroad, with the first 12 due For the Wragby practice that
can't arrive soon enough. It will just be the consistency
of having a regular GP, full-time, It will be better for the patients,
better for the staff. The new GPs come from places like
Greece, Lithuania and Poland. We will support them with dedication
and providing the social activities and integrate them with the
practices so they feel part of the community and part of the practice
committee and part of the NHS Trinity.
Health watch says it will improve matters. It will let a lot more
people get implement with the doctor when they want to. -- to get an
appointment. The new doctors from Europe
are being given three-year contracts and will each receive a bonus
if they stay on longer. Vicky Johnson, BBC
Look North, Wragby. Last night Gainsborough MP
Edward Leigh came on to talk about starting a debate
about whether we should pay We had a big response,
here's just a few of your messages. Gary from Lincoln has texted,
he says, paying upfront to see a doctor or paying for your bed
in hospital, doesn't sound a bad idea, providing you stop paying
National Insurance contributions Joan from Hull called,
she says, I'm so angry, why not charge all the foreigners
who come into this country agree with Edward Leigh,
but he is quite right to try and break the taboo of finding
an improved model for use No system can cope with unlimited
demand with no limits on use. Thank you for those, I am sure it is
one which we will be returning to at a later date.
A bin man has been caught on CCTV spilling rubbish
over a street in Hull - and then kicking it all beneath
The footage has been shared with BBC Look North by a shocked
The regular refuse collection on a Hull Street.
When one of the wheelie bins topples of the kerb spilling dirty nappies
and litter onto the road, the first reaction
Instead, it was promptly kicked under a parked car.
They're complaining at people fly-tipping and telling us
to report fly-tipping and they do it themselves.
Like I say, we would have been fined if we'd have done it.
It is their job to keep places clean and they kicked it under the car.
Today some of the dirty nappies and litter are still in the road.
Jill says she took the issue up with another bin man
to clean up some of the waste but not all of it.
The bin belongs to another resident. That is disgusting. Other residents
say it is not the first time this has happened. They don't do it
properly. I think they are trying to get the job over with.
Hull City Council said it aims to provide the highest level
of service and will be investigating this matter thoroughly.
The council said it is completely unacceptable behaviour
and the appropriate action will be taken.
Phillip Norton, BBC Look North, Hull.
We would like to hear from you on this story,
what's your experience of bin collection teams where you live?
Do you have praise for your local teams and have you ever experienced
anything like this, occasionally regularly? Your thoughts on the
server should get. Humberside Fire and Rescue have
revealed a new look for one The usual red paint has been
swapped for pink and orange as they take on the Hull City
of Culture 2017 branding. It was on display in
Trinity Square earlier today. East Yorkshire tennis player
Kyle Edmund has made it through to the second
round of the Australian Open. He beat Colombia's Santiago
Giraldo in three sets - despite the temperature reaching 35
Celcius. He says training with
Andy Murray has helped his I've been training with an day for
some four years now through pre-seasons and staff and definitely
the first ones, it was a step up for me because I'm not used to that but
the more you train with them, the more time you spend on to a level,
you have to get better. You have no choice.
Lincoln City are preparing for a live performance
on national television in front of an audience of millions.
The Imps take on Ipswich Town in their FA Cup third
Our sports reporter Simon Clark is at Sincil Bank.
I think they are more than ready. This has been a logistical challenge
for both Lincoln city with the full house ear and the BBC who are taking
over the airwaves sear on BBC One tonight. And we have been taking a
look behind the scenes. It has been a frantic day of activity here
today. TV cameras have been installed and outside the ground
lorry loads of equipment are needed to bring the skin to your home and a
worldwide audience of many millions. -- this game. Every angle discovered
that the manager is bringing the Mack playing down scrutiny his team
is under from international pundits and an expectant crowd. When you're
playing against bigger and better clubs and top player should get
instant feedback and is something we've enjoyed. We felt we'd learned
a lot from the old game in the first Ipswich game and we're hopeful we
will learn a lot again that we're able to use a campaign. I thought I
would show you the match of the Day studio. It is a bit of a glorified
Gazebo that it will do the job. Fans have been coming from far and wide
to see this game but nobody has racked up their mouths like the club
director and investor. Yesterday I was in sunny South Africa and now I
am absolutely freezing but I will be dressed warm when I get to the tail
and get a proper court. There is no doubt that both these teams learned
a lot about each other in the original tie, and switch may be more
as they will need to make a plan to deal with 2-goal striker Robins.
Trevor Sinclair has played in the World Cup and also played here in
1989 and this is his view of the game. I have got a good relationship
with them after interviewing him a few weeks ago and love what is the
-- what he is doing here. His attention to detail is second to
none in this league and they are governed themselves to the club and
the community and I think they are fantastic since they got here and
let's hope they can get a good showing tonight. He was playing for
Blackpool, by the way, not Lincoln city. This the first match, big
national match, that the former Lincoln city manager Graham Taylor
will be remembered. There will be an minutes applause before the game and
in the second half these advertising hoardings will prompt the Lincoln
city fans to remember Graham again. It'll be a special, if sad, evening
tonight. Let's get a recap of the national
and regional headlines. Britain will leave the EU single
market. Theresa May sets out a core demands for Brexit negotiations.
Guilty - the two P and O staff who conspired to smuggle drugs
into Hull from mainland Europe using ferries.
Tomorrow's weather: A largely cloudy day -
There'll be highs of 9 Celsius, although the air could feel a lot
We would talk by the Ben man. Emma says you were picking on the
hard-working man. -- Ben man. John says the Ben looked like overflowing
to me. Adrian says 'The bin men who come
to our village wouldn't This is completely unacceptable
and I'm glad that it was caught on CCTV so the appropriate action
can be taken.' Linda, 'The men who empty our black
bin always return it to the place they collected it from,
the men who empty our blue bin just Mary, 'My husband has to sweep
up after our binmen ( Let's give this binman a written
warning and a littering fine.' More on the bird story. -- bird flu
later. That I will faithfully execute
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of the United States... TV: He's not your father.