20/04/2017 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.

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The headlines tonight: Figures reveal more than a thousand local

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children are carers for parents - some as young as five.

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Tonight, one family open up and tell their story.

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My dad used to help my mum and then because my dad died,

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I started helping her, and Megan and Maddie.

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It's not right, they should just be living a normal life and should

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have Mummy and Daddy, and shouldn't have to

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And remarkably, one local council told us they don't know the number

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In other news tonight: They feared no-one would go to the funeral

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of war veteran Robert Neale, but it was standing room only

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At the start of today's surface, the minister quoted the hymn,

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when I needed a neighbour, were you there?

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A householder catches this six-vehicle crash on camera and says

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And she was the reporter sent to cover a beauty

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And with the news of the weekend and potentially some wintry weather, I

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will be here with the details in 15 minutes.

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Figures given to Look North show that children who are younger

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than five years old are providing care for family members

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Overall, the number of children known to have caring

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responsibilities in East Yorkshire and some parts of Lincolnshire has

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more than doubled in four years and there are now more than 1,600

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Local authorities are legally required to assess whether young

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carers need support And some schools are now training staff

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Eight-year-old Marlee from Scunthorpe is making

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It is just one of the things that Marlee, his nine-year-old sister

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Megan and four-year-old Maddie do to help her, because Mum

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is often confined to bed with painful long-term

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My dad used to help my mum and then, because my dad died,

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I started helping her, and Megan and Maddie.

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My eldest, Megan, she can help me in the bathroom,

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she'll wash my back, she'll help us when I'm

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restricted with my movements, because I struggle to wash my hair.

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She will help me with things like that.

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Maddie, my youngest, she will get the washing in and out.

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Marlee is very strong, so he will help with lifting things.

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They should just be living a normal life and should have Mummy and Daddy

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and they shouldn't have to have the worry

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But I am proud because they just do it anyway.

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Research by Look North has found that since 2013,

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the number of children assessed as young carers by North

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Lincolnshire Council has doubled from 48 to 97.

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In North East Lincolnshire the number has gone up from 156

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to 332 and in the East Riding, it has risen from 64 to 144.

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In Lincolnshire, the numbers will remain steady at around 1,100

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and Hull City Council was unable to tell is how many young carers

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Once carers are identified, there is some support out there.

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We support them to ensure that they have the same

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We do this by providing them with a young carers needs assessment

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using a whole family approach to ensure that there is not

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excessive levels of care being taken by the child.

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Caring at home can mean children miss some school

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Now some schools like this one have trained teachers

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to identify and help pupils with caring responsibilities.

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If we do spot those signs, then it means we can invite them

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along to our weekly young carers group and we can offer them

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the support in and out of the school to help them with their caring role.

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Back in Scunthorpe, Megan and Marlee have come to a first aid session

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These children know they might have to use their skills

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The rise in the number of known young carers is partly due

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to growing awareness and partly due to changes in the law which entitle

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them to an assessment, but children's charities say

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there are still many more out there who we do not yet know about.

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Earlier I spoke to the Children's Commissioner, Anne Longfield,

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and I asked her whether these youngsters deserve our

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They are doing it because they love their family and they want to help

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And it is usually their siblings and their parents they are helping,

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so they really are doing amazing things, but they also need support

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as children and we know that a lot of them don't get that support

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How worrying is it that the number of young carers in parts

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of our region have actually doubled in numbers?

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I would want to look at them and understand them better.

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There may be some explanations because there were new requirements

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for local authorities to register and assess young carers

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a couple of years ago, so it may be that more are coming

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forward, but it is something that really is very important and one

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Hull City Council have told us that they do not know how many

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Is that wrong or can they not know unless these families come forward?

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They should have a judgment and assessment of how many they know

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all. I undertook a study last year that estimated that four out of five

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young carers were unknown and did not get support. That is

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frightening. And some children want to keep this under the radar, they

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are worried that there will be implications for the family, but we

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know there are great inconsistencies around the country. In the

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south-west, around half of young carers get support, in London it is

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less than 20%. In the region it is 25% but that means 75% do not but

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that is something that needs to be addressed. In this part of the

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world, figures doubled in the last five years. It is clearly a problem.

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What should those young people do if any are watching at the moment? The

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first thing to do is to say, you are doing a great service to your

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family. But do talk to others about it, talk to teachers. Schools can

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make a huge difference in offering support and do talk to other adults

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that can help. Thank you very much for your time. The commissioner has

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taken away all figures and is going to study them and get back to us.

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Let us know what you think of this story.

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Inquests into the deaths of a couple who died earlier this month

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in Southern Lincolnshire have heard that their son found his father's

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body hanging in a stable block at their home.

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The inquests into the deaths of Lawrence William and his wife

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Our reporter James Zuckerman was there.

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Police were initially called to the home of Florence and Bernice William

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on the 7th of April after reports that a body had been discovered. The

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detective leading the investigation explained this was a body of

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49-year-old Lawrence William, the first to be discovered at the

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premises. His eldest son was at home and had been unable to find his

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father and started searching the property. He found him hanging in a

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stable block. Police say they are not treating his death as

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suspicious. At this stage the whereabouts of Bernice William, a

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50-year-old local primary school teacher, were still unaccounted for.

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She had been reported missing some two weeks earlier. Police say her

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sons believed she was away from home, staying with friends, but

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further enquiries found this was not the case, so officers began a search

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of the house. Two days later they discovered a second body in a front

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room hidden under carpet underlay. This was the body of Bernice

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William. A postmortem proved to be inconclusive, however police say

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they are treating her death as suspicious. The inquest was told

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that the police are not looking for anyone else in connection with the

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deaths. Home Office postmortem examinations and toxicology reports

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have been ordered and the inquest was adjourned while police carried

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out the rest of their investigation. This is the moment,

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captured on CCTV, when a car smashed into five vehicles parked

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on a residential street It happened yesterday tea-time just

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seconds after a cyclist had Simon Spark is there

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for us this evening. What more can you tell

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us about the incident? This is Barcroft Street in

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Cleethorpes, a road you would normally drive down very carefully.

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There is a corner shop, cars are parked on either side of the road

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but yesterday just before 6:30pm, a resident captured some incredible

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CCTV footage. You can see the speed and impact of a red car smashing

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into a silver one which in turn hits a white van and stopping only when

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it hits another car. People rush out there. Two people come out of the

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car. The van is used by a band. They had equipment in it and they have

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been checking that today. From a second angle you can see of how

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perforce of how the silver car is forced into a wall and people are

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saying how lucky it was that no one was walking down the path at the

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time. The latest loan from police is that a 23-year-old man and an

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18-year-old woman have been arrested. The 23-year-old is still

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in custody and although police have spoken to a lot of people around

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here, they would still like any more information.

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Proposals for a new biogas plant in East Yorkshire have been

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The company behind the plans for an anaerobic

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digester near Leven said it would use the latest

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But protesters argued the development would be too

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A World War Two veteran has been given an honourable send off thanks

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Robert Neale, from Belchford, had no family and few friends, but that

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didn't stop his funeral being well attended this morning.

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They were expecting just a handful of people at this funeral,

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but that was before the Royal British Legion

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He had enlisted at 18 and served his country in Tripoli.

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Bob outlived his wife Joan and they had no children.

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But today, the Forces Family honoured his passing.

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Bob's few friends were moved by the turnout.

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Very special, truly deserved this today.

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I think he would have been amazed by the amount

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of people here and very honoured, very honoured.

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A private person was Bob, but the turnout is very nice.

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He would have liked the lady walking in front of the coffin.

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It is thanks to Bob's neighbour Sam that today's service

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Living in a rural area like a Lincolnshire,

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people get isolated and do become lonely and I felt it is important

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that we all get together, we all come together to say thank

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you to this very generous man and the Forces Family,

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Not knowing if anybody was going to turn up,

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you could tell how she felt during the service that she thought

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that people do care about somebody who had nobody, but he has not got

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At the start of today's service, the minister quoted the hymn,

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when I needed a neighbour, were you there?

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The funeral of Robert Neill and the lovely neighbours. Thank you for

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watching this Thursday night. Still ahead: Three big prom concerts

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coming to Hull, their first time the event has left London in 70 years.

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And she was the reporter sent to cover a beauty pageant and ended up

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winning it. Tonight's photo is taken by Lucy of

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Stanford. Another picture tomorrow night. You will not like this one.

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Paul's comb over didn't quite work last night. His bald patch was

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clearly visible. Turn around then. And there it is. You will find this

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is all mine though, Peter! Give it a target and see what happens. The

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headline is looking fairly quiet in the short time. Some interesting

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weather to come next week. Tomorrow looks cloudy. Temperatures today

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have reached 16 degrees despite the fact there has been a lot of cloud

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around. There is the chart fortunes do, a real plunge from the Arctic.

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Some sunshine but also scattered showers, hail, sleet, snow and

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thunder and lightning and there is the risk of a bit of frost. In the

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short term it is pretty mild. There has been a lot of cloud around but

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decent brakes have developed this afternoon. It is fairly present this

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evening and then overnight looks set to be fairly quiet with variable

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amounts of cloud but more parts will be dry and we will see temperatures

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tonight nearer eight across countryside areas. The sun rises at

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5:48am. Your next high water times in Skegness at 2:25am. Tomorrow will

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be a fairly cloudy day but it does look dry. That breeze picks up a

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little, we will see decent brakes developing across east Yorks,

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Lincolnshire and into North West Norfolk as well. Temperatures on the

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mild side of normal. Highs of 15 degrees in Hull and Beverley with

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similar values across Lincolnshire. We can looking colder but brighter

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with sunshine and it should mostly dry. Rain to come on Monday. Behind

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that cold front, those showers fall turned wintry. People are e-mailing

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in saying they prefer it the other way round, the back of you. See you

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tomorrow. It's one of the biggest

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music events in the world and this summer, The Proms

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are travelling outside London for the first time

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in more than 75 years Three open-air concerts

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are being held in July as part of the eight-week-long festival,

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as our culture correspondent The Proms are one of the big estates

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in the musical calendar. 90 concerts spread across eight weeks that take

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classical music to a huge audience. Although there are Proms in the park

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events outside London, this summer, the Proms are coming to Hull with

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every piece of music played about or connected to water. This is the

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first time we have taken a prom out of London so I hope it will be

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special. We are marking the anniversary of handle's water music.

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It was performed on the River Thames on barges and we are moving it up

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North. That is because the venue for the concerts and looks out onto the

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Rivers Humber and Hull. Sage of the top has staged the freedom Festival

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but performing here has hazards. You cannot do much about it if an

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ambulance goes past, but the two real ones are high winds because

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then the music flies away but we will all have clothes pegs so that

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will be fine, and if it is hot and sunny, it tends to melt the violins.

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And for the city's classical music fans, this is a big deal. Paula

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plays with the Hull filament on the strap and says the news is just as

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thrilling. It is exciting for classical music fans. Their big

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weekend has Katy Perry and other artists that are really famous and

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successful, but for classical music fans knowing the Proms will come

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here, we will witness some high-quality classical music and it

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is not something we get often. The Proms may be an annual event but

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Hull's concerts I once that are to be held outside of London for more

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than seven decades. Tickets go on sale on the 13th of May.

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The Lego daffodils have been snapped up, but there is still lots to see -

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with all the details of what's on in the UK City of Culture,

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This week's Challenge Hull is to ask someone who speaks a different

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language to teach you a new word or phrase.

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That was me trying to say, "Hello, how are you?"

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Sea of Hull was officially the largest nude

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installation in the UK and you can see the long-awaited photos at the

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Ferens Art Gallery from Saturday, along with works by Ron Mueck and

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Next Thursday, Run for the Line at Holy Trinity Church uses

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word and song to tell the story of one of the First World War's

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deadliest battles with the help of rugby league legend Sammy Lloyd.

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On Saturday, bring the family to Beverley Treasure House for the

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They will show you how to take great pictures

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And don't miss out on the Narnia Trail

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You must have been very brave indeed to

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come here, because I know that you have an evil king

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that rules Look North, is this true?

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And if you want to see more from this year so far,

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go to our City of Culture website at bbc.co.uk/hull2017.

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Thank you to everyone who got in contact with the programme

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after MPs unanimously voted in favour of calling

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A newspaper reporter from Lincolnshire is getting

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attention from around the world after she ended up winning a beauty

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Laura Gooderham, from New Waltham, was spotted

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when interviewing contestants at the Miss Great Grimsby

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As part of her day job, Laura Trott force across north-east Lincolnshire

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writing stories and doing interviews. But when she was sent to

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cover the audition stages of the Miss Great Grimsby contest, things

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went differently. She was spotted and convinced to take part. I had a

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perception of pageants, I thought it was about girls competing with each

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other on how good-looking they are and I thought that is not me, but

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the girls have come away feeling more confident and we have raised

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thousands for charity. She ended up winning. I was thinking, that is it,

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that is done, second later I heard my name. Her colleagues couldn't

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believe them either. You are dead to find out what the people are

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therefore and see who will win, so to find out one of the reporters

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with taking part is remarkable. The event is a heat for the Miss England

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competition. Today the organisers said:

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Do you feel bad for the other girls considering you are not meant to be

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in the competition to begin with? Are part of me does, but I have won

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and it is my chance to prove everyone I can do this. Laura will

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compete for the title of Miss England in July. Her story has made

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headlines around the world, but going forward, Laura says the only

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headlines Hsia concerned with are the ones she will write for her

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employer. Let's get a recap of the national

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and regional headlines. As the election campaigning begins,

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Jeremy Corbyn establishes himself as the antiestablishment candidate.

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than a thousand local children - some as young as five -

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Tomorrow's weather, dry and cloudy with some sun. Top temperatures of

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15 Celsius. On the subject of young carers, Graham says, it is nice to

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see the government recognising the work young carers do. Dot says,

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while should any child be carers for their parents? The pressures must be

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overwhelming. Where is the welfare state. And Steve says, I am

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astounded that Hull does not know the numbers of young carers. I

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assume they are not helping anyone otherwise they would have an

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indication of numbers. These children need help. Thank you for

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watching. Join me later. Goodbye for now.

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