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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.
The gamble that paid off - thousands of steel workers
who agreed to a wage cut will return to full pay after helping
I have made massive sacrifices and I don't just mean in the pay. It was
certainly worth it. A ambulance on the way
to an emergency crashes, A murderous and divided town -
how quoting national newspaper stories has put this vicar
in the headlines. More than ?100,000 could be spent
on a special machine to blast chewing gum
from Hull's new paving. I have literally walked around for
two minutes and found nearly 100 pieces of chewing gum on the ground
in Victoria Square. Some bitterly cold air on the way tomorrow.
Probably the coldest day of the winter season so far. Join me later
for the forecast. A gamble has paid off for hundreds
of Scunthorpe steelworkers, who last year agreed to take a pay
cut in order to ensure the long term That's according to new owners
British Steel, who today announced that not only are they in profit,
but soon they'll reverse the three per cent pay cut
as fortunes improve. It comes as the company,
who only took over seven months ago, announced dozens more jobs
at the plant. Our Business Correspondent Leanne
Brown is at the steelworks now - It doesn't seem long ago since I was
here talking about job losses but British still managed to turn it
around. -- British steel. It was a misty murky start,
but there was nothing gloomy about today for workers
at British steel. It was a gamble for the unions to
agree a pay cut but it paid off... There is pride in wearing
the British Steel logo. There is pride working
for British Steel. Everybody is in an upbeat mood
and I don't just mean on the works, in the town,
in the communities, everybody's upbeat about the success story of
British Steel. It's their cost saving measures and
Panther is one still far Hinkley point that the cell to turn things
around. There are also making steel for Algeria.
We thought that was just one central commercial
organisation and it was just one approach, yes.
As you know we have been splitting it inbetween
the four major products, the rail business, the rough
The more bridges, the more skyscrapers, or whatever,
It's their cost saving measures and contracts like this one -
providing steel for accommodation at Hinckley point power station
in Somerset that's helping to turn things around.
-- They're also making rail track for projects in Algeria and Italy.
It doesn't seem long ago since I was here
There's been concern about the future of the Scunthorpe steel
In October 2015 owners TATA announced 900 job losses.
In April 2016 Uk-based investment firm Greybull Capital began
negotiations to take over the company with a promise to invest
Then In June they officially took over - naming
And today came announcements of positive financial results,
with plans to reverse pay cuts and create more jobs.
With trainee and admin roles available the company
It's their cost saving measures and Panther is one still far Hinkley
Coming from a customer service background that could help me. I'm
looking for a practical way of getting an apprenticeship here next
year. The company still has a long way
to go but it's a promising start The industry still faces many
challenges and as well as continuing to fund new projects around the
world -- secure new projects the company needs support the Government
and says it wants assurances that British Steel will be used and UK
projects. But they say they are continuing to top of the Government
and the fact they were down in London yesterday and they are on the
right track. Senior health officials say
they can give people in Lincolnshire much better care -
but only if big changes are made. small group of protesters
were outside a meeting in Sleaford this morning where all proposals
were being looked at -- this morning where all proposals
were being looked at - I have asked if we can go and.
services in Lincoln. I've been in and asked
if we could go in and They are discussing the options
for our health care, You know, they're not actually
allowing us to listen in on what those options may
or may not be. A "murderous, divided city -
and the least integrated That's how a VICAR from
St Botolph's Church in Boston The comments came to light
after a freedom of information request from a member of public,
who says he was outraged. The vicar - Reverend Alyson Buxton -
has been defended by her diocese, who says she and her team work hard
to celebrate and serve Buxton showing the Princess
Royal around Boston But an e-mail about the Princess
agreeing to continue her role as the Restoration Trust's
patron has shocked a member of contacts I did say we were the most
murderous and least integrated in the UK
and needed her gravitas, support, I could not believe my
eyes when I saw that. The e-mail was discovered
by Andrew Hoyle in response to a freedom
of information request. This sort of rash
accusation that Boston is a murderous nonintegrated town could
do a lot of damage in the country But Reverend Buxton could've been
referring to newspaper So what do people in
the town think about her Over the years it has been borne out
that we are, with murders and trouble we have had
over the last ten years. I have never had such
rubbish in my life. If you go to other
towns things happen. When I used to live in Derbyshire
we had murders occasionly. But I don't think it's
the most murderous town. In a statement the Diocese
of Lincoln says, of Boston was making a serious point
when pointing to the fact that Boston had already received much
negative media attention for some However there is a long
association between the Princess Royal and Boston
and a good understanding of issues facing the town and the parish
is vitally I've never really taken a great
deal of note about what people write in e-mails
because the normal population of the town
Boston are proud of the Rector and proud
of the town and know they are
But Andrew is concerned about the impact
that Reverend Buxton's e-mail could have.
And he's worried that a negative image of Boston has been
We'd like to hear your thoughts on this one.
Do you think it's unfair for the vicar to face criticism
Do you think the words "murderous and least integrated" should have
ever been used in correspondence with the Royal Family -
Five people have been injured after an ambulance responding
to an emergency call was involved in a crash with two cars.The
ambulance had its blue lights on when the crash happened,
on the A607 at Waddington - at about one O'clock this
Our reporter Jill Archbold is live for us now.
The A607 has been closed following a serious collision
at Waddington with the junction of Vanwall Road.
The ambulance was answering 909 call. And was travelling south to
the village when it had a collision of two other cars. Four people were
taken to the hospital for their injuries and one person predicted
the Queens medical Centre in Nottingham at what was described as
serious injuries. Four people including the two crew
from the Ambulance have been taken A passenger from one of the other
vehicles has been taken to the Queens Medical Centre
with serious injuries. One of the ambulances was travelling
right. When it had a collision. The ambulance was travelling right. If
anybody has seen the incident please Collison Silicon find out what
happened. This evening the East Midlands Ambulance Service has said
it will support the investigation by the police in any way you can. But
there has been some good news the last hour and a Lincolnshire Police
say that the people involved have not got a serious injuries as was
first thought. -- as serious injuries.
More than ?100,000 could be spent on a machine
to remove chewing gum from the new pavements in Hull.
The Hull Daily Mail reports that several methods to get rid
of the gum are being trialled by the City Council.
Millions of pounds have spent repaving Hull
for its culture celebrations - but already it's dotted with gum.
They've spent millions on trying to make Hull City centre more
attractive with new paving and street furniture.
But efforts are being blighted by an old problem - chewing gum.
Look down and you'll see sticky white and grey splodges dotted
I can't believe we have spent all that money and it's like that.
It spoils all the good work that everybody has put into it,
There are bins close by, rather than spitting it on the floor,
To see how bad the problem is I'm going to do a very unscientific
scout around and count the number of chewing gum pieces on the ground
As I said, not a scientific approach but I've literally walked around
for two minutes and found nearly 100 pieces of chewing gum on the ground
And what about the cost of clearing it up?
The regeneration of the city centre is costing ?25 million.
The average price of a piece of gum is 3p.
But every time it ends up on the floor it costs around ?1.50,
Normal street cleaning doesn't shift it.
So Hull City Council is trialling new machines in the hope
A small machine like this one, specifically for gum
But one, like this, which will steam clean much larger
The council is able to issue ?80 on the spot fines
And there's always what Singapore did in the 1990s.
And in a statement, Hull City Council said while it's
trialling these machines to get rid of gum, it's reiterating its plea
to people not to drop it at all - asking them to "take pride
Another one I'm sure you'll have an opinion on.
Do you think the council should be spending money on this new machine?
What do you think when you walk around Hull and see all this chewing
Many manufacturers have a part to play with biodegradable gum. -- may
be manufacturers. Still ahead on the programme
Skegness hits back as it is label what the North Korea -- as it is
labelled worse than North Korea in a travel guide.
This picture of Boynton village near Bridlington
Several e-mails a day telling me that yesterday you were seen eating
fish and chips in the sunshine and Bedlington, allegedly working but
that does not appear to be. Take that smug look off your face. I was
working very hard and the usual questions from everybody. Where is
your mates? Reply as it hears no mate of mine. -- he has no mate of
mine. It is bitterly cold. The coldest day of winter so far with
biting south east winds and there might even be at lead very light
slow follies. -- a few very light slow laddies. Into the weekend we
get near normal temperatures are back. -- a few light snow flurries.
It is pretty grim across Lincolnshire and Northbrook. Skies
to the north and largely clear. This cloud will push northwards to the
next few hours and envelop all of us with Mr Ness and fog at lower
levels. There will be ice. -- envelops all with Mr. Despite all of
the cloud 02 minus two Celsius. -- mist. The sun will rise at eight
o'clock and the next high water time in Cleethorpes at 41 minutes past
four in the morning. Grey and depressing tomorrow with leaden
skies. With that cloud the maybe some light snow and the odd spot of
drizzle. I can't see there being any brightness at all. You will really
notice that south-easterly breeze brings a significant wind chill to
come. Top afternoon temperatures are one Celsius for Harle and Grimsby
and zero for the West. -- Hull. Looking into Friday it looks dull
but a little less cold for the end of the week. Saturday looks dry with
some sunshine. I want to do more. Labour MPs from East Yorkshire
and Lincolnshire say they WON'T try to stop Britain
leaving the EU. It comes on the day
the Prime Minister pledged to set-out the government's plans
for Brexit in a formal document - All the Labour MPs in our area say
they WILL back Brexit when it comes to a vote in parliament -
subject to certain guarantees - such as the protection
of workers' rights. More from our Political
Editor Tim Iredale. Will British workers
will enjoy the same rights That question has played a big part
in the debate over Brexit. The Government says workers
will be protected - Talking down my friend the member
for Grimsby 's bill to protect European workers' rights that have
been obtained in this country is the real agenda of the Tory party.
That's a reference to a bill proposed by the Great Grimsby MP
Melanie Onn who wants ensure things like paid maternity leave
and protection for agency and part-time workers are guaranteed
Here's what voters in her constituency have
I am not really thinking they will all disappear. I was all for leaving
the EU. I'm actually a director. Actually I am for fool Brexit. --
full Brexit. All five Labour MPs in our
area say they will vote to trigger Article 50 -
that's the mechanism that will formally lead
to Britain leaving the EU. But they want certain guarantees
from the Government. I will be pressing the Government to
get the very best deal possible for my constituents.
Conservatives say there's no question of British workers
We are increasing people's wages they have more money in the pocket
and what we need to do is to not have the Labour Party playing
politics with this. The highest court in the land -
the Supreme Court - has said parliament must rubber
stamp the result of last year's referendum, but none
of our MPs look set to vote And Tim is live at
Westminster tonight. Are you surprised that
all our Labour MPs say they'll vote in favour of Brexit,
given the fact that all of them You only have to look at the
breakdown of results in the EU referendum. 66% of people in
Scunthorpe, a Labour voting area, voted for Brexit and 67% in Harle
and 70% in Grimsby. -- Hull. I think it would be a huge error of judgment
for any Labour MP to defy the will of their constituents and it seems
all MPs from all sizeable boat in favour of Brexit when it comes to a
crucial vote on Brexit and House of Commons in a couple of weeks' time
and that will help Theresa May go to the rest of Europe with a clear
mandate and finally say to them that we are out.
We've had a big response to our story about Martin Hill, the leader
of Lincolnshire County Council, who wants to hold a referendum
to scrap seven district councils - and replace them with a unitary
authority for the whole area.Brian says: "The County Council has been
promising to repair footpaths in our area for over
What would they do to the rest of the county if they were in
This from Karen: "Why don't we get rid of Lincolnshire
County Council and give powers to local councils?
It could reduce taxes, increase wages for council workers,
We will return to it again in a few weeks' time.
The Hull City coach says he and his entire team will visit
Ryan Mason in hospital in London at the weekend as the player
continues his recovery from a fractured skull.
The midfielder was injured during the game against Chelsea on Sunday.
Ahead of their EFL Cup semifinal match with Manchester United,
Head Coach Marco Silva refused to be drawn on weather Burnley had
bid ?10 million for Robert Snodgrass.
He said the team was focusing on other things:
At this moment, the most important we need to support the player,
support his family is the most important at this moment.
Of course, it is not an easy moment for us, like a team but you need to
be strong, to be together and to keep together all the players and
support Ryan is the most important at this moment.
People in Skegness have reacted angrily to national
newspaper coverage linking the seaside resort
to North Korea and Syria on a list of the world's WORST
It refers to an article written by holiday website,
Destination Tips, which describes the town as "a pile of dirt".
Those living there have cold it an out of date
Improvements are under way in Skegness but they won't come quickly
enough to impress one website. That is because Skegness has been listed
as one of the worst holiday destinations in the world. But what
is particularly stinging is that it has been listed amongst places in
countries accused of systematic human rights abuses and others which
are war zones and currently experiencing a humanitarian crisis.
The website cold Destination Tips says it has compiled its 11 West
places based on high crime rates, or high elements of pollution or
political corruption. It includes Damascus and Syria. At number nine
between Bangladesh and Papa New Guinea is Skegness which are
described as a pile of dirt bordering the North Sea with the
rundown amusement park. It continues that this is one of the worst travel
destinations in the world not for a safety standpoint but you will be
let down if you visit. The Leicester was published in 2014 that is only
now being grabbed by many national newspapers. The mere Skegness has
reacted. -- mayor. The comparisons are ludicrous and it is mainly to
create generate interest in the website by making ridiculous
comparisons were some of the worst places on the planet. It also
surprised people in the tourist information. It is totally the
opposite of what people say to us. Outside people are passionate. Who
is doing the packing? Have the newspapers nothing to write this
week? When it is summertime and it all those people can't be wrong.
This is how East Lindsey District Council like to murky Skegness.
Destination Tips have not got back to our request to top. If you're in
Skegness and you might like to comment on that.
Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines.
Rough sleeping described as a national scandal -
as latest figures show it's doubled in England since 2010.
Thousands of Scunthorpe steel workers who took a pay
cut to save their jobs are told their gamble paid off -
Tomorrow's weather: Mostly grey and bitterly cold,
with a few light snow flurries possible and patchy hill fog.
Maximum temperature around 1 Celsius.
The wind chill will make it much colder mad. Talking about chewing
gum in Hull. Frank says full-time litter wardens with a fixed penalty
powers. That will soon cure them. Treasurer says -- Trevor says these
lowlife animals who threw chewing gum and pavements are on a par with
dog owners who do not clean up mess from their pets. And he says it is
not only Hull. You should take a look at the new pavements are the
for in Grimsby. It is disgusting, chewing gum everywhere. Several
people all saying the police should get CCTV to identify and prosecute
and fine heavily whenever they can. Thank you for watching and have a
nice evening. Moderate P seven Brundle will be talking about the
good news from British Steel. -- more at half past seven.
RADIO: 'The UK has voted to leave the European Union by 52% to 48.
'Ukip leader Nigel Farage celebrated the result, declaring that
'dawn was breaking on an independent nation.' Ugh!
'is expected to resign later this morning.'