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The death of a four-year-old from Grimsby leads to an investigation
into the safety of children around the country.
Money to help Hornsea attract more visitors,
but some have concerns about flood protection.
It is just about making sure that all those procedures are followed so
no children are left in danger. The government's communities minister
says there is cash for flood And it looks like it will be a cold
and frosty week. It will continue into next week. I will be back later
in the programme. There's going to be an investigation
into how children will be protected across the country,
following the death of a four year Poppy Widdison died
after being fed drugs Yesterday they were both jailed
for thirteen years for child But there's concern that social
services in North East Lincolnshire aren't doing enough to protect
vulnerable children like Poppy. She was only a little girl
but she was born addicted to drugs, and during her short life
was let down by many people. Today, the family court concluded
Poppy died after being shaken. The report also showed that she had
eaten and been exposed to drugs such as heroin, methadone, cat in and
sedatives. -- Ghetto mean. Yesterday, her mother Michala Pyke
and her former boyfriend John Rytting were each told they'll
spend 13 years in prison for child But now questions are being asked
as to how Pyke and Rytting - both heavy drug users -
could have been so cruel to Poppy without health and social services
in North East Lincolnshire knowing. Yesterday Poppy's family
on her father's side said services should have spoken
to them more. Whilst we as a family do not blame
social services will Poppy's death, we acknowledge there were failings
on her part -- their part. One failing was a lack of engagement
with Poppy's father and asked, the extended family. We had read the
service Case review, and a lot of information is new to us.
Poppy was born addicted to heroin because of her mother's addiction.
No robust protection plan nor parenting assessments were made.
There were "meetings" concerning Poppy, but drugs services
Her parents separated and Poppy lived mostly with her mother.
When she was three, a relative said Pyke was smoking
But social workers weren't concerned.
In fact, they never even asked Pyke if this was happening.
They didn't know Pyke and Rytting were in a relationship or that
A week before she died, Poppy stopped going to nursery.
The staff wanted to talk to Pyke about it but
Poppy died before another one could be made.
So what confidence can we have in services
I have met with social services this week, and I know that there is a
really strong commitment to making sure that tragedies like this do not
happen, and over the last two years, there have been significant changes
in the local authority in the way that things are done, and it is just
about making sure that all of those procedures are followed all the time
so that no children are left in danger.
Today, the Childen's Commissioner for England said:
Over the past two weeks, the BBC has made repeated
requests for an interview with North East Lincolnshire
Safeguarding Children's Board for an interview.
So far they've refused all our approaches but they insist
they'll keep working to try to ensure something like this
A man from Cleethorpes has been sentenced to 14 years in prison
after admitting sexual offences against a girl under the age of two
Twenty-eight-year-old Callum Bedford from Lairgate Place in Cleethorpes
admitted a number of offences last year including taking part
in adult sexual activity with an 18-month-old girl.
He was identified as part of an international operation
against people making and distributing indecent images
A court has heard that blood matching that of a murder victim
was found on clothing recovered from the home of the man
60-year-old Fiona Southwell was stabbed 19 times at Grange Farm
Today the jury at Hull Crown Court heard that her DNA matched
bloodstains on a pair of jeans discovered in the bedroom of
Mr Edwards denies murder and the case continues.
Parents in Hedon have been advised to accompany their children
to school today or get them to walk in groups after an attempted attack
The 11-year-old was pushed over by a man
on George Street while on the way to Hedon Primary yesterday morning.
She ran away and police say she wasn't harmed.
The school and another local primary say they contacted parents
Well, I just feel that obviously the children, if you can't walk on your
own, it's a bit of a sad situation. My grandchildren are all accompanied
there by their grandma or dad. There is anyone that goes by herself
up to Preston, and I told her not to go by herself, and try to metres on
the way home from school. An East Yorkshire MP,
who's also a communities minister, says the town of Hornsea can only
benefit from a government grant which is aimed at revitalising
the British coastline. Andrew Percy, who's the MP
for Brigg and Goole, says the ten thousand pound grant
will help draw up a plan for economic growth and job
creation in the area. It comes just a week after part
of the town's flood defences were breached by the tidal surge
and some businesses suffered How well has the town recovered
since the tidal surge? Well, Peter, the sea is relatively
calm this evening. Well behind the town's sea defences tonight, and it
is hard to believe it was just a week ago that where I am standing
with absolutely covered in sea water. Today, government minister is
here in the town, talking about the future and jobs and what is next for
Hornsea, but here on the seafront, many businesses are just trying to
get back to profits. The water came all the way into the
front takeaway, all the way through, it came into the restaurant at the
front... A week since the waves washed
into this fish and chip shop, its owners are still
accessing the damage. And, you know, we have never ever
shut down. We are a seven day a week family, working. And it is just
devastating to us. It wasn't just businesses but homes
that were flooded as the towns sea Today, by much calmer seas,
the government's communities minister announced money to help
this town regenerate, and offered reassurances that
there's cash to protect the town You have to look at it as not one or
another. We are very capable. There is plenty of money to do both, as I
have said, because we have put this funding together for coastal
defences and we are also spending record amounts of money on flood
defences. Ten thousand pounds will
help to create a coastal community team who will develop a plan
for Hornsea's economic growth. We need to think outside the box, so
that when you visit Hornsea with your children and they are playing
on a grassed area, they need to have something to do and to interest
them, and for you to say, when you leave Hornsea, my, we have enjoyed
the day. And other business owners say people
need to be encouraged I think every small market town or
seaside town, regeneration is essential to keep is all going,
really. All the small traders, we need all the help we can get.
Whilst some in this town will start making plans to create
jobs and increase trade, the Environment Agency continue
to make it their job to investigate how and why Hornsea fell
Well, just because Hornsea now has a coastal community team, and that
?10,000, as a town, it has not been promised any more money. They just
came up with a plan of how they would like to spend extra government
funding. They now go up against the coastal towns, the likes of
Bridlington and Cleethorpes, and make kids to get money from a much
bigger part, and they will of course have much competition even just here
in the east coast. -- make bids. But today, it was promised that there
are millions of pounds of funding available in a pot.
When he very much. -- thank you very much.
And of course, we wish the Coastal Communities Team the best with their
work. We will follow that story and bring you any ideas or plans.
Network Rail has admitted it should have consulted with disability
groups before submitting plans for a new footbridge over a level
Campaigners have criticised the company after a lift wasn't
included in the bridge over a railway line.
A public consultation is now underway and a decision will be made
Some people might not want to go up in a lift and crossover. But when it
is cold like today, and the sun is out, you want to get to your
destination as quick as possible. So again, it is about having a choice.
I don't think is acceptable in this day and age for disabled people to
be forgotten. It is disappointing and similar levels, first, that they
are not doing anything to make it accessible, but the second and
probably most important thing is that disabled people have just been
forgotten. I know people will have a view on
this one. We will be asking for your comments and just a moment.
Earlier I spoke to Nick Sandham from Network Rail.
I started by asking whether he thought this
was an own goal for Network Rail - planning a bridge
We do, and firstly, I would like to apologise to the disability groups
in Lincoln for not contacting them properly as we should have done. It
was not the right thing to do. We have learned from that and we'll do
that better in the future. But why did you get in touch, and
why did you actually need to tee why did you think planning a bridge
without disability access in 2017 was acceptable?
We did try to get in touch with the disability group.
No, you try to get in touch with one group and none of the others. They
didn't hear from you. We did try to get in touch with a
group in Lincoln, as you said. We did not get a response, but...
You did not get a response, because they were defunct. It took as 30
minutes to find that out. You did not bother.
That is right. We should have done better, we learned from that and
will apologise for that. So, my original question, why didn't
he was acceptable to build a bridge in 2017 without a lift you macro we
have worked with our partners in Lincoln and two bridges.
I am not talking about the others. Enter about this one. What you are
really saying is, if you are disabled, you are going to have to
stand and wait at the level crossing. It is as simple as that.
On this bridge in particular, we have worked with our partners on it.
The level crossing and footpath alongside it will remain open, that
is true. We think there is a footpath going to be built between
the footbridge and the other one on the High Street, which will allow
flat access across both the railway and by footpath to the bridge would
lift. Many people will not see that is
good enough. Tanni Grey-Thompson said things like this should be
excessive or from the start. Not waiting for an add-on of money. --
accessibility on the start. The problem in this case was that
there were no funds available to build the iconic bridge that the
city of Lincoln wanted. We presented that if you want to go, and this is
a solution we have come up with, but we're waiting for the planning
hearing to that and will take forward many steps with our partners
in Lincoln. So what we're saying is, disabled
access with a live district Spencer? For this bridge, it is, but the
level crossing remains open, and the footbridge will be built between the
two bridges. Do you think the city of Lincoln
council will say yes to those plans? We will see what the planning
hearing says, but we will take forward the outcome of that with our
partners alike we do. Thank you very much indeed.
Let us know what you think of this story.
Should Network Rail have installed facilities for disabled people
as a matter of course? Should it matter how much it costs?
As I hinted there, it is not just disabled people, but those who are
in firm also, and those with prams and pushchairs.
The e-mail is It is 6:43 p.m.. Thank you for
watching. Still ahead tonight: As Donald Trump
is sworn in as US President, opinion is divided on the impact
he might have on people And he was the first Englishman
to dance with one of Russia's top ballet companies -
now he returns home to be honoured I hope you had a good day. It has
been beautiful. Heather Baross took this today
of the City Hall bathed in Sunshine Thank you very much indeed for that.
Keep your pictures coming in. Another one on Monday about the same
time. Kiva Donovan is here, fresh from, my spies understand, filming
down a sewer! Don't laugh at me!
Did you come across any rats? I don't need to go down a sewer to
come across that! I wasn't referring to you! When I
was on a shoot, the researchers looked at my Twitter page with all
those pictures of you and he didn't know who you were, and he said, here
is that weird man you got all over your Twitter page? Thank you, let's
have the forecast. I defended you,
have the forecast. I defended you, obviously.
A cold weekend, chilly, a couple of frosty nights succumb. Some
sunshine, but particularly tomorrow afternoon, a lot more cloud around,
which could produce a lot more light rain or drizzle in one or two spots.
A lot of settled weather to come. I pressure still dominate and it could
hang on in there until probably the middle of next week. So a lot of
settled weather, but cool weather to come. The return to overnight frost,
and perhaps some font to start next week. This is the satellite picture
from earlier. You can see how that cloud burnt away from the south.
Plenty of sunshine this afternoon, but clear skies this evening the
last overnight lead to a bit patchy fog in some prone locations and also
widespread frost. A chilly night, particularly in the countryside,
where temperatures will be a few degrees below freezing. The sun will
rise in the morning had just gone eight o'clock. Setting again at
around 1620. These are your high water times for this evening.
Tomorrow, cold, frosty start. Some mist and fog might linger, but the
best of the sunshine first thing. Cloud already piling in from the
east, so it will become more great through the afternoon and there
could even be a bit of drizzle and the odd light shower during the
afternoon. It will feel chilly, particularly once the cloud has
pushed across us. Temperatures struggling up to around 5-6. Feeling
chilly out there, and then quite cloudy overnight into Sunday, but
some breaks in the cloud, so we could start the day once again with
a frost. Sunday doesn't look too bad at all. Dry and bright with broken
cloud and some spells of sunshine. Feeling chilly, foggy to start the
day is on Monday and Tuesday, but a lot of dry, cool weather.
Thank you very much, Keely. Now, opinion is divided tonight on the
question of how President Trump will affect our lives here in East
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. Leading figures in the Muslim
community have accused Donald Trump of spreading hate with some
of the language he used But others say the new US President
will boost business for local firms More from our Political
Editor Tim Iredale. I will faithfully execute the office
of president of the United States. Grimsby -based journalist Nadia
Hussain has followed Donald Trump's wrote to the White House with
interest. As a woman and a Muslim, she says she was shocked by some of
Mr Trump's rhetoric on the campaign trail.
The already sexist people are thinking, that's great, I can say
these things because he has just said them. And people who are
already homophobic or afraid of the other are now feeling, oh, that is
wonderful. If the most powerful man in the world can say it, I can say
it too. Donald J Trump is calling for a
total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.
It was that pledge to ban Muslims from entering the United States that
led to a petition over here calling for Mr Trump himself to be banned
from entering the UK. There was even a debate in Parliament, where a
Lincolnshire MP used a word rarely heard in the corridors of power.
And if he met one or two of my constituents in one of the many
excellent pubs in my constituency, then they mail their they may well
tell him he is a wazzock. So is that really have the good
people of Louth would describe the new US president? Just like the rest
of the world, Donald Trump divides opinion here.
I don't know too much about him, but from what I know, I think he is
sexist and racist. I think he will cause a lot of chaos.
I am easy with it. The people going round in a panic saying, Brexit,
Trump, the world has come to an end, no it hasn't. It has taken a rather
amusing turn. Many politicians and pro-Brexit
Lincolnshire C Donald Trump's presidency as a good thing.
We have a good relationship as a country with the US. I think our
relationship will strengthen, particularly in the Prime Minister's
statement this week around Brexit. Trump was a big supporter of that,
and helping us to get the right deal for the future for global trade is
going to be incredibly important. So, it is fair to say the jury is
out and President Trump. But love him or loathe him, this is a man
that will dominate global politics for the sealable future. --
foreseeable future. People of a certain age may have
spotted Robert Wyatt from Soft Machine there. Minding his own
business when Tim met him. And Tim will be discussing how
Donald Trump's presidency could affect people here on this
weekend's Sunday Politics. Guests include the Northern
Powerhouse minister Andrew Percy. Thanks to everyone who got
in touch after we told you that the Humberside Police
and Crime Commissioner was 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 figures show violent crime has
increased by a quarter. You will remember the crime
commission was in the studio with me last night and had some strong
words. Thanks for the comments after the programme snipe. Here are a few
of them. Howard in Waltham blames
the cuts in police numbers. Thank you very much indeed for
those. A father and son have won compensation from Humberside Police
after being unlawfully turned away from attending a football match at
Grimsby town last year. They were on board a coach of Wrexham supporters
travelling to a league game in March, but were told to return to
Wales amid concerns of disorder. Our sports reporter Matt Dean is here
with us in the studio now. What happened?
Well, this coach was stopped by Humberside Police at a service area
on the A180, about half an hour away from Cleethorpes, where they were
heading to Grimsby to see their team in action. They were held for about
an hour. No arrests were made, but they were ordered to turn around and
head back to Wrexham. One supporter on board the bus had recently
undergone hip replacement surgery. I got on the coach because I
couldn't have sat in a cramped car. The lads were helping me on and off
the bus with my crutches after being cooped up in the house for two
weeks. I thought it was a day out. I didn't think I was any threat or any
danger. How many fans were involved in this
incident? Mark, who we heard from there, was one of around 60
supporters on the bus, around 35 of whom were issued with dispersal
order notices. They were given by police when they think people will
behave in an anti-social way. Compensation has been given to two
supporters who don't wish to be identified or say how much they have
been awarded, but it is hoped that football fans everywhere will now be
treated differently because of this. We are still seeing too many
examples of harsh treatment of fans, and unfortunately, this is
indicative of just that. To us, it was more or less immediately obvious
that the police had overreached their powers and effectively had
treated a whole group of people as a problem.
The spokesperson for Humberside Police has told us they are except
the claimant should do not have been issued with the notices, and say
they have put additional training in place for the commanders who make
decisions around dispersal orders. Thank you very much indeed for that.
Hull City have confirmed that they've sold midfielder
Jake Livermore to West Bromwich Albion.
The two clubs are understood to have agreed a ten million pound
fee for the 27-year-old after previous offers were rejected.
Livermore joined the club from Tottenham in 2014.
Very good proposal for him. And a very good proposal also when the
deal closes. Were we need in these moments is to find one quick price
for the player, and we need to find this in the next days, because he is
an important player. Hull's pavement fish trail
is being relaid after more Sections of the trail
were removed last year ahead The trail, which was first laid out
in 1992, features life-size fish, A ballet dancer from Hull who has
become an international star has received an honorary degree today
from the city's university. Xander Parish started
dancing at the age of 8 at the Skelton Hooper School
of dance in Hull - he's now performing
with Russia's Mariinsky ballet. The mesmerising moves of Xander
Parish. He is a dancer who has become internationally renowned in
the ballet world, becoming the first ever Britain to dance for Russia's
Mariinsky ballet company. And he grew up in East Yorkshire. His role
takes into stages all over the world. Today, ketamine to this stage
in hole to receive an honorary degree from the city's University.
-- whole. I am absolutely delighted and
honoured to receive this degree. Particularly in the year of City of
Culture here in hell, it is a great privilege and wonderful to be
acknowledged for what I'm doing in the arts. -- here in Hull. I really
very honoured indeed. This is where it all started for
Xander. At the age of eight, he joined this dance school in Hull. He
went from here to the Royal Ballet before being invited to join the
Mariinsky Theatre. As a ballet dance are working in
Russia from Hull, I think I'm only whole's only cultural export to
Russia! And they want to fly the flag for my city and country as
well. Today's ceremony provided a brief
break from dancing. Tomorrow, he'll be back performing at the Coliseum
in London, before flying back to London on Sunday continue flying the
flag for Hull. Well done to him. Tonight, the
second part of the programme showcasing the best of the Yorkshire
Wolds is on BBC One. The adventurer Paul Rosas exploring a 79 mile
walking trail. Tonight, he'll be covering the stretch between market
waiting in the North Sea coast. That is in just over half an hour's time.
Half past seven here on BBC One. Let's have a reminder of the main
national and regional headlines tonight.
Donald Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States
and promises to put America first. The death of four-year-old Poppy
Widdison from Grimsby leaves to an investigation into the safety of
children across the country. Tomorrow's whether, after some
initial Sun sign, slowly coming over. Temperatures, 5-6.
Talking about that planned bridge with no lift, David says, it is
quicker for people with or without disabilities to wake the crossing to
open than it is to use lifts on the bridge.
Alan says, there are stations without disabled access, struggling
to fund lifts and ramps, so why are we discussing level crossings with
lifts? Karl says, people don't use the
bridge on the High Street. I use it, but too many able-bodied people are
just too lazy. And finally, Barry says, this is not
just an issue affecting those with disability. What about mums and dads
with prams? Or the elderly who may not be able to climb stairs? I did
mention that when I was talking a few minutes ago. Thank
you for all the messages, not just a night, but throughout the week.
Have a peaceful weekend and look after yourself. I will see you on
Monday. Good night.