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Welcome to the late Look North, the headlines tonight:
The teenager killed by a dangerous driver...
Tonight there are calls for tougher jail sentences.
And the Government promises ?160 million to boost jobs,
build homes and support businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber.
Let's be absolutely clear, the money we are getting for Yorkshire and the
Humber is significantly more than in London will get out of this pot of
cash. A warning in place for a fog getting dents in places. Join me for
the updated forecast. -- quite dense in places.
There are calls for tougher sentences for motorists convicted
of dangerous driving after a the death of a teenager
Jessica Danby was as riding her moped, when she was hit by a car
The driver, who was trying to overtake a lorry in thick fog
at the time, pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and sentenced
But Jessica's mother says that's not enough.
Our correspondent, Vicky Johnson has more.
She was a very bubbly, very bubbly character.
Jess Danby's mum and step-dad try to remember the good
There's a big hole missing, and it's never going to get replaced.
Remember when I was in reception we had show and tell?
Jess was an aspiring actress and had just completed her first show reel.
It might have taken her a little while, but she'd have done it.
I know for a fact she would have done it.
If she wanted to do anything in life, she did it.
It was a foggy morning much like today when Jess
was making her way to her job in Boston along the A52.
She was wearing a high vis jacket and had her moped lights were on.
But then Philip Paddington Wheatcroft crashed head
on into her in dense fog, after overtaking
He'd admitted causing death by dangerous driving
At the end of the day he's killed somebody,
it's as bad as manslaughter in my eyes.
He's gone out and he made that decision to overtake,
when he knew he couldn't see, and it's dangerous, and he should be
At present in the UK, death by dangerous driving has
The Government is currently looking to increase this to life.
In 2015, the average length of sentence given
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,
And then he has to look at the victim statement,
what are the consequences of the death on the
And he has to put all of that into a balance.
The family say everyone must take more responsibility
I know people go to jail regularly and they still commit the same
offences, and it's just a lack of concentration, for a single
It's 15 months since Jess was killed.
Her family say a two year jail sentence is simply not enough
Vicky Johnson, BBC Look North, Donnington.
?160 million of funding is going to be given
to the Yorkshire and Humber region to create jobs, build homes
The Government says the money, which was announced today,
will go some way towards easing the gap between the north
and south and help boost the economy in the north.
The Humber region is getting nearly ?28 million in total.
In Hull - ?3.5 million is being spent
in total on flood defences and redeveloping the city centre.
Improving the defences means that there'll be more sites where more
houses can be built and private companies will want to build things
Andrew Percy has said there are also plans to 'unlock' Grimsby town
centre - to encourage more economic growth in that area.
Let's be absolutely clear, the money we are getting for Yorkshire and
Humber is less than London will get out of the pot. We are doing well
but there's always more to be done to close that North - South divide.
Meanwhle, the East Riding of Yorkshire is sharing ?24
million with York and North Yorkshire.
In Goole, ?2.4 million is going to be spent
creating a new terminal, where the railway, sea, road
and waterway networks can all meet, with the idea of making the town
While ?3.5 million has been set aside for developing
But what about other places on the south bank
Well, Andrew Percy says there'll be an announcement about that
Lord Haskins is the Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise
partnership which will be responsible for the money.
I asked him if this was a win win situation for our area.
I think we've done really well compared with the rest
of the country, the Humber, that's a good thing.
We got much more than we expected to get.
And yet a lot of people say Manchester and the Northwest,
there's this East- West divide?
I don't think it's a completely West-East divide, I think you might
say that leads didn't do as well as Manchester,
but I think the Humber did every bit as well.
You said today 15 years from now Hull will be a thriving city.
I've lived here for 50 years, and I think there's been more
progress in the last five or six years than in the previous 40.
I think that Hull's building, the economy is building,
there's good investment coming in, a lot of self-confidence
in the town, the City of Culture is helping.
Goole is doing well, the East Riding always does well.
Yes, you think Goole need a renaissance?
Goole, what we'd like there is more better paid jobs.
A lot of jobs there, but not enough of the well-paid jobs.
Indeed, that is true in Hull as well.
Yes, you say that Hull will be the most attractive city
If you're watching tonight and you've not got a job,
It isn't, but unemployment is low in Hull, unemployment is as low
as it's been for years at the moment.
The quality of the jobs may not be what we want.
There are a lot of part-time workers, we would like to see more
Our job is to improve the quality of the jobs come and to do that,
we have to improve the quality of the skills of the people here.
Just finally, what can we do in Grimsby to sort things out there?
Just keep doing what we've been trying to do.
There are signs, in Grimsby, The government are going to invest
in the next few years, and I hope that we could
Offshore wind is helping Grimsby as well.
It always seems good news, Lord Haskins, thank
Lord Haskins the Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership
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 confusions over the roads, the County Council
maintains the roads, the District Council sweeps it.
So there's all this confusion, and frankly the public
We work as best we can together, County and District
You say what would we save, you would save, you wouldn't
need a chief executive, you wouldn't need eight management
teams, you wouldn't need eight of all sorts of things.
A leading surgeon says Hull City's medical team probably saved the life
of midfielder Ryan Mason. The player fractured his skull
during yesterday's game at Chelsea Although he is now conscious
and speaking it's thought a full recovery from the injury
could take many weeks. I think what we are seeing
is the result of changes in the process of recognising when
an injury or potential If it had been ignored,
if he'd been allowed to sort of stagger up and carry on,
possibly a worse outcome One of the biggest free music
festivals in Europe is to be 50,000 fans are expected
at Burton Constable near Hull for the Radio One
Big Weekend in May. It's coming to the area as part
of City of Culture celebrations. Acts such as Kings of Leon
and little Mix have I think it's going to be really,
really influential, because obviously a lot of big artists are
coming and people who see them in the media would like to be a part of
that. It will bring a lot of trade to the village. The city of culture
is brilliant, it's brought business in, people have come to see what
Yorkshire is all about. Predominantly dry as high pressure
dominates. A warning in place the mist and fog, some could be quite
dense. High-pressure hanging on but we will drag some cold air in from
the near continent on Thursday. Temperatures might not be higher
than two Celsius. A mixed bag tonight. When the cloud breaks there
will be mist and fog. Watch out for ice and frost. Temperatures down to
minus two degrees. As for tomorrow, a grey star in many places. That fog
slowly lifting and breaking. It could take quite a while, though.
Elsewhere it is bright with some sunny spells developing. Top
temperatures for - five Celsius. Widespread fog again on Tuesday
night and Wednesday morning. That is the forecast.
For the weekend we will have dry weather with sunny spells and it
will be a little bit weather with sunny spells and it
will be a little bit milder. Good evening. We are continuing to
see huge righty in the weather. Getting the detail right is proving
to be a challenge. This was in Pembrokeshire and other parts of the
UK were gloomy throughout the day. The fog is thickening up right now.
Particularly pool on the M5 in south-west England. Very foggy
across parts of the West Country. This fog is tending to spread its