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Good evening, and welcome to BBC Look North.
Jessica Danby died when she was hit by a car trying to overtake
Today her mother tells us the driver's jail
two years is nothing. At the end of the day he is spending one year in
prison one year on licence for killing somebody. That's disgusting.
Also on the programme tonight. Radio 1's Big Weekend
is going to be in... It's official - Radio 1's
Big Weekend will come to the area, as part of City
of Culture celebrations. 50,000 music fans are
expected to attend. It's really exciting. It'll be good
for Hull. Music connects people and it will be awesome that people are
there enjoying the music. "They saved his life" -
tributes to medical staff at Hull City's game against Chelsea,
after midfielder Ryan Mason The memorial wall to a friendly deer
which died after a dog attack And find out how a man in a wheel
is helping to preserve And we start the week's weather
forecast with a warning of fog. The latest coming up shortly.
Teenager Jessica Danby was on her way to work at a coffee
shop in Lincolnshire, when she was involved
The 19-year-old was driving her moped on the A52 wearing
high-visibility clothing, when she was hit by a car coming
The driver - who was trying to overtake a lorry in thick fog -
But today Jessica's mother told Look North that the two-year jail
term he was given just isn't long enough.
Our correspondent Vicky Johnson has more.
She was a very bubbly character. Very determined. She had an
infectious laugh. You always knew where she was. Her mother and
stepfather try to remember the good times but it is hard. It's
devastating. There is a big hole missing. It's never going to get
replaced. Remember when I was in reception we had show and tell. She
was in a sub wiring actress and had just completed her first show real.
She would have done it. It might have taken her awhile but I know for
a fact you would have done it. If she watched you anything she did it.
It was a foggy morning much like today when Jess was making her way
to her job along the A50 two. She had done all the right things, she
was wearing a high viz jacket and her mobile lights were on. But then
a driver crashed head on into her in dense fog after overtaking a lorry
tractor unit. He had admitted causing date death by dangerous
driving and was jailed for two years. At the end the day he has
killed somebody. It is as bad as manslaughter in my eyes. He has gone
out and made decision to overtake, he knew he couldn't see, and is
dangerous. And he should be punished properly for that. At present in the
UK, death by dangerous driving has a maximum sentence of 14 years. The
Government is currently looking to increase this to life. In 2015 the
average length of sentence given was just under four years. A judge has
had to take into account the background of the driver, has he got
a previous record, what he does for a living, his own family, is he
remorseful, and then he has to look at the victim's statement, what are
the consequences of the death on the deceased's family. He has to put all
that into a balance. The family say everyone should take more
responsibility and drive with more care. People go to jail regularly
and then still commit the same offences. It is just a lack of
concentration for a single second that can be avoided. Who's you think
I am? It's 15 months since Jess was killed. Her family say a two-year
sentence is simply not enough for a life cut so tragically short.
This is one we'd like to hear your thoughts on.
Do you think careless and dangerous driving sentences are long enough?
Do you think they do enough to reflect the impact it
It's one of the biggest free music festivals in Europe,
attracting 50,000 fans every year to see the world's biggest
And today, it was announced that Radio One's Big Weekend would be
coming to this area as part of City Of Culture celebrations.
The first major headline acts are confirmed - Kings
Of Leon and Little Mix - with more to be announced
And this is where they'll be coming to at the end of May.
Burton Constable, a normally sleepy rural village just ten
Our correspondent Leanne Brown is at Burton Constable Hall now,
chosen as the venue for the two day festival.
This grade one listed Elizabethan country house is surrounded by 300
acres of parkland, so size played a huge part. The city of culture team
and Radio 1 did look at other venues in Hull but in terms of logistics,
transport and safety, this was seen as the best option. And of course
those a list music stars might need somewhere to land their helicopters,
and they might want a BIP area. Our whole 2017 reporter has been looking
at the line-up. It's the biggest free
ticketed event in Europe. BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend attracts
headline acts and music lovers from around the world and just
before eight o'clock this morning And this is where it is going to be
whole held. Burton Constable Hall. Right now I am still in the exact
location where Kings of Leon and little mix will be performing on the
main stage. In the background you concede Burton Constable Hall
standing tall and proud. Organisers say this was the only location that
was big enough locally to cater for the 50,000 people that will be
descending on the area in May. We are going to be using roughly 50
acres of this and then we have got the main grounds,
the riding school block and then What are the logistics for the
preparation? It's already started, planning where the fencing will be,
whether roadway will be. That will take about eight days to put into
place. The two-day music event is coming as part of the city of
culture celebrations and for those who hope to get tickets it will be
their first experience of on this scale. It's really exciting. I think
it'll be good for hole. He's convenient for in hell because we
won't have to travel. Music definitely connects people. How good
you think this is the city of culture? I think it will be really
influential because a lot of artists are coming and a lot of people who
see them in the media will want to be a part of that. There is four
months to get Burton Constable ready for what will be another top event
coming to Yorkshire in 2017. So how will the area cope with
thousands of music fans? Around 100 people live in Burton Constable and
I've been getting reactions from the local community.
Surrounded by meadows and lakes, Burton Constable is the place
to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of rural East Yorkshire.
Is a real jewel in the crown of East Riding. Probably hidden away to a
lot of people in the world. This is opportunity to really showcase what
we have in East Riding. But is it ready for
an influx of people? It's going to bring a lot of trade
to the village. City of culture in Hull is brilliant. A lot of new
people coming to see what Yorkshire is all about. It will bring
everybody together and it is massive. One local is hoping for
some extra trade. There's going to be a lot of mess left afterwards
which is good for us. Basically that is what we do.
And the stately home isn't new to large events -
for the last few years it's hosted the Cornucopia Music
They do well they get a good crowd. It's time to go to the next level.
In the 60s there were rock festivals. In the main grounds.
They've had some big famous brands. They've had big crowds therefore
stop It's not unusual for a music
The annual Leeds Festival is at Bramham Park is held 12
it's no more than an extension of the city. We are as one really. And
I don't understand how people sometimes see barriers by S sign on
the road saying East Riding or hole. Wirral one big family.
As work continues on the logistics, it's hoped that this huge musical
event will bring a boost to Hull and the east.
More details will be released in coming weeks as to how to get
tickets. They are highly sought-after so people are looking
forward to aim mention of Burton Constable. It was described as the
area's best kept secret. Not any more.
One of the organisers of the Big Weekend was asked why they chose to
bring it to hole. We've been looking at it for about five or six years.
Burton Constable is a fantastic site. There's a huge population of
young people in Harlem. We felt they needed access to events such as
this. It's not often you see major events such as this in the area. The
site and also that factor as well as the fact that there is the city of
culture was an obvious reason to look at it. Some people are saying
in social media why not actually in Hull? Maybe at the football stadium?
We looked at the various sites around the city itself and actually
there's a kind of templated if you like of the site that we take to
whichever city we go to. And we simply could not fit it into some of
the parks that were on offer. The infrastructure at Burton Constable
is really spot on. It's a bit out of town but we need to make sure we can
replicate the model we take year-on-year. So when will the
tickets be available and how do people get them? Were not ready to
announce those dates just yet but if they listen to radio one they will
find that information. It will be basically going online and
purchasing tickets on a first-come first-served basis. And the local
people will get the lion's share of the tickets? That is correct. The
proportion of the tickets available to the local area is higher than
ever you. We always like to give the lion's share to the local community.
Exciting times. I am a man of a certain age. Would I enjoy this
music? You would love it. You would love it. But we have three artists
already announced today, but the other artists on the line-up after
nominal. We have some really big... But you won't have me tonight? No.
We wish you well with it. We would like your thoughts on this.
Is it good news for the area? Are you hoping to get tickets? What you
think it will mean the businesses and people in the area? Here's a
reminder of the e-mail address and text number.
Lincolnshire County Council say they could save ?150 million
over five years if they were to become
They intend to put the option to a public referendum
The County Council leader says it would be more
We have confusion over the roads - the county council maintains
the road, the council sweeps it -sSo there's all this confusion.
Now, frankly, the public don't really care.
And we work as best we can together, the county and district
We wouldn't need eight chief executives, you
wouldn't need eight management teams, you wouldn't need eight of
The Government's announced it's going to spend just under
?160 million across Yorkshire and the Humber,
Flood defences around the Humber will be strengthened, meaning more
sites can be used to build houses, offices and factories.
Parts of Bridlington, Goole and Grimsby will
I'm also announcing ?2.1 million of funding for Goole,
which is going to be to create an intermodal terminal,
so that's going to bring the sea, the river, the
canal, the rail and the road network together, to make it
And ?3.5 million to unlock development in Grimsby as
Praise the Hull city medical staff after one of the team's players
fractured his skull during a game. And calls for dog owners
to keep their pets on leads, after a fiendly deer is killed
at a nature reserve. Here was tonight's photograph. It's
very atmospheric, isn't it? Will you be going to watch the
bands? I've never even heard of them. Have you managed to blag any
free tickets? Let's look at the next 24 hours. We have a warning of fog
and that could be particularly dense later in the night. Extra time will
be needed for the commute at the weekend. The weekend looks dry and
cold with frost and fog. The fog is largely a problem during the first
half of the week. High pressure is dominating yet again. Just noticed
the isobars veering round to the South East and that will drag in
some very cold air. Temperatures on Thursday might not be higher than
one or 2 degrees by the day. Some fog is slow to clear. Just in the
last couple of hours thicker cloud has brought the odd spot of rain.
That has tended to lift the fog that had not cleared through the course
of this afternoon. That band of cloud and the odd spot of rain will
clear and we will see Mr and fog becoming widespread later. Because
we've had some rain ice could be an issue as well. Watch out on the
roads. Lowest rural temperatures down to minus three Celsius. 27
Fahrenheit. Here are the sunrises. Some dense freezing fog patches to
contenders in the morning. It could be really slow to clear. Eventually
most of the fog will clear and we will cease hazy sunshine just like
today. That fog will thicken up against tomorrow evening's commute.
There will be a warning in place I'm sure by tomorrow evening.
Temperatures will come in at 4 degrees where Falkirk persists.
Brightening later, very cold wind on Thursday. That is the forecast.
The sunrises or sets? You only had one job! Whatever.
Prompt action from Hull City's medical team
That's the opinion of one leading surgeon, after the Tigers midfielder
was stretchered off with a fractured skull during yesterday's game
Here's our Sports Reporter, Simon Clark.
This is the moment in the first half when Ryan Mason suffered
The referee, Neil Swarbrick, recognised the seriousness instantly
It was eight minutes before Mason was stretchered
from the field and taken to St Mary's Hospital in Paddington.
Today a leading neurosurgeon said this saved Ryan Mason from serious
injury. We are seen changes in recognising when this serious injury
has occurred. If he had been allowed to carry on possibly a worse outcome
might have followed. In their latest bulletin, the club's say:
The severity of the injury is not common in football and this
was the reaction of one former professional on Match Of The Day.
I think they realised straightaway how bad this was and our thoughts
It's a terrible thing to see on a football pitch.
Of course Gary Cahill was just innocently going for the ball.
It was a sickening challenge and let's hope he gets back
Since Mason was carried from the field, the football world
has taken to social media to express concern.
Former team-mate Gareth Bale said get well soon, mate, our thoughts
We would like to send our best wishes to Ryan Mason
And Tigers team-mate Curtis Davies added,
thinking of you Ryan Mason, get well soon, mate.
Last night Gary Cahill, the Chelsea player involved
Mason can expect to make a full recovery from his injury but that
could take weeks, even months. Simon is with me now -
what's the latest on Ryan Now we know he's talking that is a
welcome relief. He's also been able to see her visitors, one of which
was the man he crashed into. His family say they've been overwhelmed
by the support that they've had in these difficult 24 hours. And now of
course everybody hopes he makes a speedy recovery. The long road to
recovery starts now and we'll keep you posted all
the way through. Hull city have added to their squad
with signing of Liverpool midfielder on loan to the end of the season.
The Serbian midfielder cost and ?20 million in 2014. He's been on loan
to a Portuguese side the first half of the season.
People working at a nature reserve in North Lincolnshire say they've
been left heartbroken, after a much loved deer had to be
Daphne the Deer, as she was nicknamed, had become a popular
attraction at the Water's Edge centre in Barton, and was one
of the few wild deer there tame enough to interact with people.
Daphne was a wild roe deer, but chose to stay close
to the visitors' centre at Water's Edge after people
Rob is one of the volunteers at the country park who got to
It's not very often you can get that close to a deer that is
She was our best kept secret round here, because we didn't like
A memorial wall in the visitors' centre
is filled with tributes from young and old.
It's an unusual sight but a measure of this animal's
She used to pop her head over the fence and watch us warm up
She was unique - I called her "our little lady",
I think it's disgraceful and I think people with dogs should be
Today vets confirmed that Daphne died
This country park prides itself on its open
access to dog walkers, but they are being reminded
to keep their pets on a lead or under tight control.
Most visitors do understand that and appreciate that.
But, you know, you get the occasional visitor with
their dog who thinks, "my dog's not going to hurt anyone".
You never know - when the dog comes face-to-face with an animal out
As tributes to Daphne continue tocome in, a ?200 reward is
being offered for information that leads to the successful prosecution
We'll let you know if there are any developments.
It's one of East Yorkshire's best known landmarks,
but the materials which make up Beverley Minster require
And as Jill Archbold reports, one man has just been given the task
of preserving the building for generations to come.
We we have one of the main wing doze during the whole of Beverley and on
the pains you can see where people over history have decided to leave
their mark. The plumber in 1878, some of the past vergers that way
here till 1982. This man is just starting to learn about some of
Beverley Minster's hidden secrets. We have everything from original
tree trunks that they used... The materials which make up this
building, ancient stone, timber, glass and led, have now become his
responsible at it. The immensity of it was scary. But I live in
Beverley, I have done for a while and it is the biggest, most
prominent building. I couldn't say no. This working tread wheel is the
oldest in the country. Preservation of such medieval features started
nearly 800 years ago. The responsibility falls not with the
church but with an ancient charity called the Old Fund. Most clergy
would tell you they didn't become ordained to become the curator of an
ancient building, but in the Church of England that is what we have. Ask
anyone about their local church and then tell you how much they love it,
even if they don't feel like part of the worshipping community. Looking
after a building like this is part of our mission. Hundreds of years
ago when it was first built, the only way to get materials up to them
roof was left them using the tread wheel. Modern methods may make
fixing roofs easier but the challenge of the 21st century is
finding the money to do it. More than ?5 million is needed to replace
the high roofs. The nearly three decades one man has been doing his
best to patch them up. Some of this lead where I'm stood now is over 200
years old. It's a full-time job, keeping on top of the leaks on the
roof. Obviously, if we get a very heavy rainfall, will go around and
inspect on the inside, monitor the leaks. It may be high maintenance,
but those who call it their place of work say they are proud to help
preserve it for the future. Let's get a recap of the national
and regional headlines. The Government refuses to say
whether the last test of the Trident missile system went wrong. Labour
says it is a cover-up. The teenager killed
by a dangerous driver - tonight there are calls for tougher
sentences after the driver Tomorrow's weather -
Mist and fog patches Most places brightening up
later with sunny spells. Cold again with highs
around 4C (39F). The subject of tougher sentences the
dangerous driving. Nigel says there is no need for the offence of
causing death by dangerous driving. It is manslaughter and defendants
should be judged as such. Helen says a driver over taking in thick fog
should be banned for life. Stephen says I've moved to Lincoln 80s ago
and your roads are not the best but the best is driving -- the driving
is reckless. And, just briefly, Mary says, it doesn't matter what
lifestyle that driver has, nobody in their right mind should overtake in
the fog. Thank you for your responses.
And thank you for watching all our stories. Have a nice evening. - out.
To break someone physically... Agh! ..is not a problem.
Nectar of the gods, I'm telling you. Thank you, Colonel.
He's definitely battling some demons.
If they have a fear of water, God help them.