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Good evening. Welcome to the Late Look North.

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Returning to full pay - the steel workers who took a wage

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We have had massive sacrifices and I don't just mean in the paper did

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someone was to ask me, what's it worth it? Yes, it was it.

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And the MPs from East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire who say

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they WON'T try to stop Britain leaving the EU.

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The coldest day of the winter season so far. Join me for the updated

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forecast. It's a gamble that has

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paid off for hundreds Last year, they agreed to take a pay

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cut to try to secure the long term Today, the site's new owners,

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British Steel, said the company is now not only in profit -

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but said that wages will be restored and more

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jobs will be created. Our Business Correspondent

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Leanne Brown reports. It was a misty, murky start,

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but there was nothing gloomy about today for workers

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at British Steel. It was a gamble for the unions

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to agree a pay cut but it paid off. So, the sacrifice from the workforce

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has been massive. Has it been worth it? Certainly it's been worth it.

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There's pride in wearing the British still no go, there's pride in

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working for British Steel. Everybody made sacrifices but everybody is

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upbeat about the success now of British Steel in the whole

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community. It's their cost saving measures

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and contracts like this one - providing steel for accommodation

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at Hinckley Point power station in Somerset that's helping

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to turn things around. They're also making rail track

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for projects in Algeria and Italy. commercial organisation. We have

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been splitting it so we have the rail business, the work business,

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the deconstruction dash-mac the construction business. The more

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bridges, buildings you build, we should be there.

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There's been concern about the future

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of the Scunthorpe steel works for some time.

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In October 2015, owners TATA announced 900 job losses.

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In April 2016, UK-based investment firm Greybull Capital began

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negotiations to take over the company with a promise to invest

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Then in June they officially took over, naming

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And today came announcements of positive financial results,

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with plans to reverse pay cuts and create more jobs.

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With trainee and admin roles available, the company

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They do have some admin jobs going, so, yes, they've got customer

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service representatives, so coming from a customer service background,

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that could be quite good for me. I'm studying full-time in mechanical

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engineering, so I'm looking for a practical way of putting that in and

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developing skills. Hopefully I can get an apprenticeship next year.

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The company still has a long way to go but it's a promising start

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Paul McBean is from the Community Union -

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and was instrumental in persuading steelworkers to accept the pay cut

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Since June the 1st, nearly every day is a good day and today is

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specially, because obviously we are back in profit compared to where we

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have been. It's good news. Can you remember the day in October 2015

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when things looked so grim standing outside Tata Steel. Less than 18

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months later, can you believe we are where we are? There was a lot of

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sacrifice put in by the workforce, a lot of negotiation to get where we

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are, but yes, I'm thrilled. You were the one who asked them to take a pay

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cut. What was the reaction? Obviously it had never been done

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before and they weren't sure where we would end up, but I think they

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are happy now. It must have been difficult. It was a very difficult

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negotiation and difficult for me personally. It had never been done

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before. It was a leap of faith in you. A big leap of faith. A tense

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atmosphere at the time. Did they think it was worth going with? I

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persuaded them that it was worth going with act so it was on me

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really. Why are we where we are now? Why has it gone so right? It's

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British still doing something right that Tata Steel wasn't? We can make

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decisions at a local level, so if the market changes or something

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cover those markets. We don't need cover those markets. We don't need

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it to go up to the top end down again. We can make that decision

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straightaway. As the Brexit still? Not at all. There good points and

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bad points to it. We will deal with whatever comes our way. We have been

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hearing about these jobs in foreign hearing about these jobs in foreign

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parts. Will there be more of those coming now? As we are, we have taken

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and 350 two 400 people into British Steel since June the 1st, set our

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jobs are going up as well. When do you get a pay rise again? June the

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1st. I wish you well. An ambulance on a 999 call has

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crashed in Lincolnshire, The ambulance, which had it's blue

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lights on at the time, crashed with two cars on the A607 near

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Waddington earlier this afternoon. The police are appealing

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for witnesses. We understand it was passing a

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series of cars when one of these cars has turned right and there has

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been a collision between the ambulance and the car. What I really

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appeal for is any witnesses who saw that, any of the cars in the queue,

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to come forward so we can see what they have to say about what

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happened. Senior health officials say

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they can give people in Lincolnshire much better care -

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but only if big changes are made. A small group of protesters

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were outside a meeting in Sleaford this morning where all proposals

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were being looked at - including centralising maternity

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services in Lincoln. I have actually been in and asked if

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we could go in and the answer was a point-blank know. It is a closed

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meeting and they are discussing the options for our health care which

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concerns me, you know, that they are not actually allowing us to listen

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in on what those options may or may not be.

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Labour MPs from East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire say

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they won't try to stop Britain leaving the European Union,

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even though they had all campaigned to stay in the EU in the run up

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Today, the Prime Minister pledged to set-out the government's plans

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More from our Political Editor Tim Iredale.

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Will British workers will enjoy the same rights

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That question has played a big part in the debate over Brexit.

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The government says workers will be protected -

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Talking down my friend the member for Grimsby's bill to protect

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European workers' rights that have been attained in this country. That

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is the real agenda of the Tory party.

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That's a reference to a bill proposed by the Great Grimsby MP

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Melanie Onn who wants ensure things like paid maternity leave

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and protection for agency and part-time workers are guaranteed

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Here's what voters in her constituency have

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I've had maternity leave, we have flexible working hours. I can't see

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that they're just going to go heavy-handed and wipe it all out.

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It's definitely important to be It's definitely important to be

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awarded, especially when you've got children as well. You need firm

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flexibility. I voted for Brexit. I'd like to see a full, hard Brexit.

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All five Labour MPs in our area say they will vote

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to trigger Article 50 - that's the mechanism

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that will formally lead to Britain leaving the EU.

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But they want certain guarantees from the government.

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I don't want to see people worse off.

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And that my bottom line on this really. So I will be looking to hold

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the government to account to make sure they get the very best deal

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possible for the people who live in the whole north.

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Conservatives say there's no question

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of British workers being worse off after Brexit.

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So far, it's been good. We are the fastest-growing economy in the G-7,

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people have more money in their pocket with increasing wages and we

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need to enact our departure from the European union. But we don't need is

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the Labour Party playing politics with this like they do and so many

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other topics. The highest court in the land -

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the Supreme Court - has said parliament must

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rubber stamp the result of last year's referendum,

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but none of our MPs look set to vote Tim Iredale, BBC Look

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North, Westminster. The Prince of Wales

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and The Duchess of Cornwall Clarence House has confirmed Charles

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and Camilla's tour will take place Let's take a look at the weather -

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here's Paul with the forecast. Some very cold air on its way up

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from the near continent. Tomorrow looks raw with grey overcast skies,

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perhaps some wet snowflakes are possible, but all change over the

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weekend. Milder Atlantic air gets in with a bit of rain to come through

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on Saturday, Sunday looks a nice day, but Atlantic winds coming in

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from the West. Overnight, frost, drizzle and snow in places. Lowest

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temperatures around minus two. As for tomorrow, it's an overcast, raw

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date with a significant wind-chill as the wind continues to be fresh

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from the south-east. A bit of drizzle in places. Temperatures

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around one Celsius. That is the forecast.

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Look North is back at 6.25am tomorrow.

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There will be more local news, sport and weather. We hope you can join us

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in the morning. Thank you for watching.

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take a look at the Outlook towards the weekend.

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Good evening. If you think it was cold today, for many it will be

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colder still tomorrow. Cold even when we have the sunshine today.

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This was one of the wonderful weather watcher pictures we had sent

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in from Cornwall. It contrasts with a cloudy and foggy eastern half of

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the country, and a bank of cloud. Still foggy, but it is starting to

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lift. It is being pushed north and west, this bank of cloud. That will

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continue through the night. We will still have some fog sitting on the

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hills. Even with the cloud, it will be a cold night, with temperatures

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away from the far north and west falling to freezing. In the

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countryside, well below freezing. And on the wind and it will feel

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better, it already feels better. Giving us some freezing drizzle and

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snow as well. Although the fog will not be as extensive as recent

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nights, it will still be

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