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Martin McGuinness is stepping down from politics for good.
Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.
4-year-old Poppy Widdison died from neglect.
Today those responsible are jailed for a total of 26 years.
The judge described Michala Pyke as "unfit to be a mother",
after she and her partner fed the girl sedatives.
Knowing they will be behind bars is some consolation and justice for
Poppy, but no amount of time will ever be justice for what they did.
Also on the programme this evening:
A rise in crime across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
with violent crime in the Humberside area up by a quarter.
People are trying to help us where they can, but you feel that they are
limited with what they can do and we feel hopeless.
The giant art work in Hull city centre that doesn't have
When I hear that the entire defences everybody wanted to be a surprise,
that is not good enough. We are enforcing the rules and they should
be applied. They raised money to get her flying
again but now the last airworthy Vulcan bomber
is being put into storage. And will the sunshine this weekend?
Join me for that detailed forecast. A woman who fed drugs
to her four year old daughter, because she was "inconveniencing"
her relationship has been Poppy Widdison collapsed at her home
in Grimsby in June three Today, her mother Michala Pyke
and ex partner John Ritting, were told they subdued and sedated
Poppy so they could indulge Laura Foster reports
from Hull Crown Court. This is how Poppy's father,
uncle and grandparents remember her. As a child who loved playing
with the family dog, eating roast dinners,
the sort of child who'd run into a room and give
everyone hugs and kisses. The last time we saw Poppy
was on her birthday. Pleased to see us
and excited about her We as a family could not have
foreseen what would have Hull Crown Court heard
how Pyke and Rytting had fed Poppy sedatives
because they considered her an incovenience
to their relationship. Pyke also used to abuse
Poppy emotionally, shouting at her, calling her it
and treating her badly. Pyke and Ritting let her live
in a house in Grimsby where drugs It's not yet known exactly
what killed her, but toxicology reports show Poppy had been exposed
and ingested significant amounts of drugs such as heroin, methadone,
ketamine and sedatives for a period of up to six months
before her death. Today, Pyke was sentenced
to a total of 13 years in prison for three counts of child
cruelty and two drug offences. Rytting's also been jailed for 13
years for two counts of child cruelty and
four drug offences. Passing sentence, His Honour
Judge Jeremy Richardson Today, Poppy's uncle, father,
and grandparents left the court, We have waited over three and a half
years for this day and although it does not get any easier
as nothing can bring back the little girl that filled our lives for four
years with joy and a purpose, knowing they will be
behind bars is some consolation
and justice for Poppy. But no amount of time will ever be
justice for what they did. Questions have been asked
of social and health services in North East Lincolnshire
after a review found they'd missed several
opportunities to protect Poppy. Since her death, practices
and processes have been changed. Poppy's mother and her partner
were able to pull the wool it seems So, with the benefit
of hindsight, Poppy And if Poppy wasn't with her mother
and her partner, she would of course But the Widdison family doesn't
blame the professionals, they say the cruelty Poppy suffered
was down to two people's despicable Laura Foster BBC Look North
at Hull Crown Court. The Humberside Police
and Crime Commissioner says he is concerned by a sharp rise
in the level of crime in the area. Keith Hunter says he wants more
officers out on the beat as new figures show violent crime
has increased by a quarter. In Lincolnshire overall crime
has increase slightly. In a moment I will be
talking to Keith Hunter, but first Caroline Bilton
has this report. Dell climb on top of here. You can
see whether footmarks were they look up the cameras. He is a end of his
tether, gangs of youths have made his Laundrette their playground. His
CCTV system being the focus of his attention to track their attention.
One boy can be seen trying to break the camera with a chair while his
friend captures it on the phone. This petty crime is damaging his
business. We're trading 20% down on the year. We know another of regular
customers and users for a long time are too afraid to come in now.
Businesses all along this stretch of being targeted. Even last year, we
have seen a spike in instances from petty crime and vandalism to serious
theft and damage. So, you would say on the ground, yeah, we are feeling
it. The police are trying to help is where they can, but you feel that
they are limited with what they can do. And we feel helpless. We can't
defend ourselves. The Humberside force has seen
the highest rise in crime levels. Figures have risen in north
Lincolnshire, Hull and the east Only north-east Lincolnshire
has seen a fall of 4%. There has been a 2%
rise in crime in the The biggest increases
in the Humberside force region were in violent
crime, a right of 26%. This has been blamed partly
on the way the figures Violent crime now includes
offences committed over the There has been a significant
drop in drug offences, both in the Humberside force area
and in Lincolnshire. I don't think anyone should be
scared by numbers on a Where people should feel rightly
concerned is what their experience ease in
their day-to-day life. . And, this is the reality. One
which for the time being they feel they are stuck with. Well, we saw
him very briefly bear in Caroline's report and this afternoon I spoke to
the Humberside and the policing crime Commissioner. I asked if he
excepts whether there is a worrying upward trend in most crime. Yes, in
certain categories, I certainly do believe there is an upward trend and
I am very concerned by that, yes. Concerned in what way? There is a
big increase in violent crime, it's in there? Violent crime is one of
them where practices have changed. That can affect the numbers on that.
Even in that area, there is an upwards trend and so I am concerned
about anything which affects the people who live in this area and
crime is. Bye drug offences is down. People won't feel that were
watching. Even you don't see this as a success, why? Drug offences are
generally found by police officers when they are investigating drugs.
If the number of recorded drug offences go down it is because the
police's attention is on other things. So they are not reducing
activity in drugs? If there is a reduction of the amount of... Bye
that is a criticism of the police? . No, the police have not been finding
those offensive. One Mac the police need to do more? We need to
prioritise the areas that most affect the people. There is a
growing fashion by police officers and Home Office people to be sniffy
wanting more boots on the ground saying it is old-fashioned. Is this
wrong? Yes, it is wrong. In my view. I'm here to represent the public.
The public tell me all of the time that they want to see boots on the
ground. I support that. I believe it works. The thing is that people feel
with a gut reaction that crime is there on the streets at the moment.
What do you say to those people tonight? I understand their view. I
represent them to get Humberside Police focusing on the issues that
actually affect them in their communities on a day-to-day basis.
Will be singers be better next year? I hope so. We are going to try to
work with partners in different ways to attack this. I hope we can have a
good effect. Buck the trend nationally. Time will tell. Thank
you for coming. We want to hear from you on this
story, are you worried about the crime figures
which we have been talking about? Do you agree with the commissioner
that we should have more Here is how to get in touch. What do
think the problems are in your area? Do you think boots on the ground are
an issue? Not just on but also Lincolnshire. The e-mail address is
just the same. A court has heard that a Hornsea man
accused of murdering a woman who replaced him as a stable hand
hoped that "he might get his job 60-year-old Fiona Southwell
was stabbed 19 times Today the stepmother of 22-year-old
Daniel Edwards told the jury that she told him not to "talk
like that about a woman Daniel Edwards denies murder
and the case continues. A major farming organisation
is calling for the Government to make clear how it will support
farmers after Britain leaves the EU. It comes after delays handing out
European subsidies last year, meant more farmers in Lincolnshire
sought hand-outs from charity - Last year, Richard planned to expand
the pig sheds, on his small mixed ?10,000 in EU subsidy didn't arrive
on time in December 2015, We kept getting letters saying it
will be paid in January or February. We thank God a partial payment and
then another partial payment in June that fact we got a partial payment.
It caused a cash flow crisis. The stress level is very high.
Unnecessary because we had not had our payment. Only a hand-out from a
charity stopped richer from getting badly into debt. The money helps
farmers with their running costs and it is distributed more than 85,000
of them over the last year. The amount given berries on the amount
of farm, but it often runs into tens of thousands of pounds. It must meet
conditions such as farming sustainably, such as with hedgerows.
The RA BIA charity in the Kuchar gave out more than nine to ?1000 to
farmers last year. That is a big rise. Last year was the pinnacle of
a few bad years, I think. Everything was just coming together to create a
time where people were really struggling. What about the future?
The British people voted for change. The Prime Minister's exits speech on
Tuesday did not shed any more light on whether EU subsidies will
continue after 2020. Clarity is needed on this and other issues
according to this person. Planning ahead. Investing in machinery, very
expensive machinery. Two or three years from here. We need to make
sure that with the Government we know where we are, what is coming
and we can invest in our businesses and make sure the industry goes
forward and we can go forward in a profitable manner. Most subsidies in
the latest round of payments have been paid more promptly. Richard is
still catching up on his bills from last year though. Here's hoping that
after Brexit, it will still be possible to make farming pay.
You will be able to follow this every night every week. They keep
watching and for your company. Still ahead on the programme for seven.
The cold-war bomber which will go into storage as there's nowhere
This is just another step along the long history of XH558 and I am
determined at the end of the day we will be open to the public.
Yeah, Vulcan Howl fans don't miss that coming up in about ten minutes.
Tom took this of Bishop Wilton in East Yorkshire.
Now, let's have a look at the weather.
He spends a lot of time in Spain. Good weather. If you look at my
Twitter feed and I know you like Twitter, there it extraordinary
pictures of snow in Murcia and Almeria. Have a look, Peter. I
mention that because we have a lot of viewers in southern Spain who
watched on Saturday every night. Good morning southern Spain.
It is looking fairly quiet. Just subtle hints that skies may well
start to Brighton. Link and you might brighten up quite nicely as we
slowly had through the course of tomorrow. Uprightness moving towards
Yorkshire. Very persistent area of high pressure. A hint that that
cloud might break at times. Look at the high pressure re-establishing
itself early next week. I think there will be changes by the second
half of next week. Eventually, we should get rain bearing weather
fronts in from the west. Of course, that is all a long way off and these
things as you well know can change. There is the satellite picture. All
very boring at the moment. The best breaks again have been North West
Norfolk with some brightness here. The clouds have been thick enough to
produce drizzle across parts of Lincolnshire. That is the way of it.
Largely overcast. Drizzle and mist in paces. Ground frost in a southern
end. The sun rises in the morning at five past eight. It is a cloudy,
damp start in places. Some fogging southern Lincolnshire. Watch the
back edge of the cloud. If this is right, it brightens up in Grantham,
Lincoln, eventually Louth. It could get all the way up to Grimsby and
Scunthorpe. Always cloudy to the north of the Humber. Let's have a
look at that afternoon temperature. No great shakes. Seven Celsius is
the high. Over the weekend, grey starts. There will be some sunshine
particularly on the early afternoon. Difficult to get right. Just grab
your back, why don't you? You know me, I've done it for 20 years. You
know all the stock phrases. See you whenever. Not tomorrow. Not
tomorrow. It's been revealed that
the iconic Blade sculpture, which has been put up as part
of Hull's City of Culture celebrations hasn't got
planning permission. The story was reported
by the Hull Daily Mail this morning. Now, City of Culture organisers
are applying for retrospective permission for the 75-metre
long wind turbine blade. It's the biggest work of the city
has ever seen and it's arrival at Queen Victoria Square was arranged
to be a surprise. Ten days ago it was transported in darkness to
protect the secret, that since its arrival a second surprise, the play
does not have planning permission. One city councillor says the local
authority should have insisted on planning approval. The rules are the
rules. I didn't right them I didn't rules. I didn't right them I didn't
make them. They've been in place for 30 or 40 years. It is a good
installation. I don't know a single one of my colleagues who would have
voted against it because for the short period of time that it will be
up. The fact is, we can't then apply this to others and then say, oh, it
doesn't matter, it was a surprise. Hull City Council says it was aware
of the project and the process will be followed. Most admiring the blade
today hoped for a quick resolution. I hope they work together and can
sort it out because of the end of the day, that is just a tick in the
box as far as I'm concerned. I think for something like this, it is just
worth bending the rules of bed probably. It is going to take so
long to go into an application as to weather it should or shouldn't of
been. Yet they will be taking it away by then anyway. Moving this
blade into the city centre required meticulous planning. The whole 2016
team -- whole 2017. So is the plan to apply after the presentation so
it was a big surprise. Either way, the blade is there until March.
Thanks to everyone who's been in touch on our story last night
about North East Lincolnshire Council who say they've had to spend
thousands of pounds clearing up after travellers and still can't
Local authorities have a legal duty to provide temporary stopping places
for travellers but despite looking at more than 12,000 sites,
North East Lincolnshire Council says it hasn't got anywhere suitable.
Many of you have been in touch on this one.
Not surprisingly, every time we talk about travellers, we get a big
response. Thank you everyone. East Yorkshire tennis
players Kyle Edmund is out The British number two lost in three
sets to Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta, and says he's disappointed not
to have been able to repeat the form I can always look for positives
and at the same time I have to be realistic and I am
disappointed at myself. Yeah, I want to do
better all the time. Hull City midfielder Jake Livermore
is having a medical at West Brom The two clubs are understood to have
agreed a ?10 million fee for the 27-year-old after previous
offers were rejected. Livermore joined the club
from Tottenham in 2014. Despite the cold this week has seen
queues outside Museums in Hull And there is even more
on the way in the coming week So, we're three weeks in
and the city of culture is on fire. An art attraction to shout
about as Francis Bacon's screaming Popes exhibition finds itself
a new home here at the Ferens Hull inspired photography
from George Norris is on show at the Hull Central library
from the 23rd of January Dorchester Primary School will be
taking over a pop-up shop this Friday and Saturday in Princes Quay
where they will be filling it with their artistic
responses to made in Hull From the 24th to the 26th
of January, the first festival of 2017 kicks off as Oscar-winning
director, playwright, producer Anthony Minghella will be
honoured and remembered with Q, script readings,
screenings of films, Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr Ripley
and the English Patient here at Milton Hall
the University of Hull. Lisa Ronson, singer, songwriter,
multi-instrumentalist returns to her father's Mick Ronson's home
city on the 25th of January. She'll be filling Fruit
with her electro-pop This week's challenge Hull
is all about sending empowering Now, I'm hiding five of these around
the city and they all come A lot more from him as well as well
as from the brightly coloured flats on the font in a state. Just go to
our website. You might be able to buy
a Red Arrows Lego set in the future, Red 10, Squadron Leader Mike Ling
and his engineer Flight Lieutenant Marcus Ramsden came up with the idea
and have now built a prototype. It will now appear on the Lego Ideas
website where it needs 10,000 votes The Vulcan Bomber is to go
into storage and public since it was grounded
for the final time 15 months ago. But the lease has now
expired on the hangar. When when Vulcan Howl XH558 flew
over the last time,... They wanted back for the growing cargo business.
The trust that looks after the aircraft is appealing for another
?200,000 to put her into storage. It is a huge blow actually. The
revenues that will we bring in to look after the Balkan have been
slashed. I sadly this week had to give a number of rain and colleagues
there notice, but the point is to put the trust now onto a bases where
we can survive. All events held at this hanger and public visits will
stop. Former navigator Andy Marson worked with the Vulcan Howl one with
the sky trust. He says the announcement has come as a shock and
risks losing the goodwill of the supporters. If you keep asking for
more and more money without a tangible result, it is a fact of
life that people will stop giving. People need to see a positive
concrete result early Mac result coming out of it. Many years, Vulcan
Howl bombers were a tear. It marks an anniversary of the Falklands
conflict. The only time Vulcan Howl was used in conflict. That is why
the supporters aid is important to keep history alive. Supporters were
disappointed and angry. It is a shame that it is as got to the point
that it has. The public is not so much money towards and I think they
are now fed up. You just wonder whether they are just can put it
outside and left to rot like a lot of other Vulcans have been. It is
still hope that the visitor centre will still become a result of tea.
But with jobs and the home lost, it is important now to save the
aircraft. Dozens feared dead in Italy as an
avalanche crosses a hotel. Rescuers searching for survivors.
4-year-old Poppy Widdison, died after being fed drugs.
The girl's mother and her partner are jailed for 13 years each.
Tomorrow's weather: Staying grey but largely dry,
but again with a risk of a little drizzle particularly at first.
Brighter skies possible across parts of Lincolnshire later.
We will talk about those crime figures out today. Talk about the
crime commission there. Neal says is talking of streetlights at midnight
partly to blame for this? I think so. It is an ongoing argument, but
the police also have enough stars available to monitor the roads.
Maybe this is why is raising in areas. Don't play the police, what
are the parents doing? Finally, Brian says police want the public to
help them, but then they take no action when they are given
information. So, why should we bother? Plenty of response coming in
on the subject of the crime figures out today. Thank you for watching.
Have a nice evening. Enjoy it. Join me later at half ten, if not,
goodbye for now. When unlocking the secrets of
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