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The headlines from BBC Look North this Thursday night.
"Unacceptable" - the European Union issues a final warning to Hull
Campaigners start a petition to get speed cameras on the Humber Bridge.
Plans to hold an acrobatic performance in a cemetery
are described as disrespectful by opponents.
It makes me physically sick. There is no such thing as doing this
respectfully, because you are violating a sacred ground.
And you may be asking, where has winter gone? We are hanging on to
the mild air in the next few days. The full forecast shortly.
The government has been told it could be taken to a European court
unless air quality levels are improved in Hull.
The city is on a list of areas that breach pollution limits.
It's a problem which is linked to around 40,000 early deaths every
year across the UK - with fumes from diesel engines said
More from our political editor, Tim Iredale.
It may sound alarming, but we're told vehicle emissions
are sending some people to an early grave.
Hull is one of 16 parts of the UK highlighted
for "persistent breaches" of nitrogen dioxide levels.
The A63 Castle Street is one of the problem areas.
Taxi driver Dave says politicians have been
A few years ago, people were talked into buying diesel cars.
We were forced into a situation to buy one.
Air pollution is responsible for more than 2000 deaths
And is said to account for one in 20 premature deaths in the city.
Hull City Council says: Away from the A63, the rest
of the city compares favourably with other areas.
They say they regularly monitor nitrogen dioxide levels at over 50
I don't recommend a congestion charge, but the situation is drastic
enough for us to consider something like that.
What would it take to get Hull people off the street?
It would probably take free public transport.
Officials in Brussels say that unless pollution levels in cities
like Hull don't improve, then the UK could be hauled before
But is that really such a threat when we are about to start
Leaving the EU brings up some concern.
We are calling for a new clean air act that addresses the modern
sources of pollution, enshrines the right to breathe clean
The Government says environmental laws will not be weakened
after Brexit, but it's clear that in many of our cities,
air quality levels need to improve in order to save lives.
The mother of a Hull man who was murdered by a serial killer
in London hopes a new BBC documentary will keep pressure
on those looking into the police investigation into his death.
Police in London insisted Anthony Walgate died from a drugs
overdose before his killer went on to poison three other
men who were dumped in this London graveyard.
Stephen Port has been jailed for the murders but his victims
families' want to know why police refused to investigate
You found him dead in the street - he hasn't been beaten up,
he hasn't been stabbed, he hasn't been shot, or anything.
They refused to ever investigate it from the very beginning.
And the BBC Three documentary How Police Missed the Grindr Killer
is available to watch on the BBC iPlayer.
Campaigners are calling for speed cameras to be put
on the Humber Bridge as a way of cutting accidents.
Speed limits exist on the bridge at the moment, but there are claims
Our reporter Katy Austin is at Hessle Foreshore tonight.
What changes do campaigners think speed cameras will bring?
Well, this online petition alleges that some drivers push the limit.
Of course, speeding isn't the only cause of accidents,
but campaigners claim speed cameras would help prevent some collisions
Now, the rules are that there needs to have been at least three serious
or fatal crashes in three years, to justify a new speed camera
The Humber Bridge Board says in the last year there have been
A local councillor says crashes do cause disruption, though.
He is not sure speed cameras are the answer.
The bridge is heavily used particularly in the rush hour
and if it is closed, the nearest diversion
I think the principle of enforcing the speed limits
I have some concerns about cameras because they can lead to drivers
suddenly braking and then accelerating once they get
The Humber Bridge Board and the police couldn't comment
on the idea of putting a new speed camera up here.
But they are meeting tomorrow to discuss the petition
and whether cameras would even be possible.
There's been an angry response to plans to hold an acrobatic
The Depart production has been given permission to perform
at Hull's General cemetery in May, as part of City of
But the relative of somebody buried nearby says the circus -
which has performers dressed like ghosts - is "disrespectful".
Hull's General Cemetery, a site of historical significance,
And soon to be a performance area for a circus company.
Depart is an internationally acclaimed performance, described
as a spell-binding and immersive show where circus artists
dance above the heads of a roaming audience.
I think this is totally abhorrent because what they are doing,
they're coming here, they're swinging through
They're performing what is tantamount to a circus
act and to me, it makes me physically sick.
For Jonathan, who has family buried in the adjacent graveyard,
using this site as a performance space is disrespectful.
There is no such thing as doing this respectfully
because you are violating a sacred ground.
The cemetery itself has been closed since 1972,
but it still holds historical significance here in the city.
James Reckitt, the philanthropist, and his family, are all buried
here and there is also a special monument to the 1,800 people
That historical significance is one of the reasons why this performance
has been brought here, to open up a forgotten
This is a site-specific piece that has been made from the cemetery
So therefore, it's very basis is that it is incredibly respectful
to the place and if you go online and see some of the trailers
and some of the comments from the people who saw it
in London, that absolutely underlines that.
Hull's event in May has already sold out.
It would seem this is one piece of art that is going to divide opinion.
Earlier, I spoke to Beki Bateson, one of the producers of the show.
I asked her whether she was expecting the choice of a cemetery
Not particularly, but I think you can understand why it would be.
But I think that the piece itself celebrates life and death.
It is exceptionally respectful of the spaces and the lives
And it is a celebration of life and death.
And it's a beautiful, magical meditation.
Why can't you do your aeriel circus in a park?
Why does it have to be over some people's loved ones?
It's in the space of a cemetery, often they are places of nature
There are trees that the performers hang from and perform within.
I think the point is that it is about resonating with the stories
and the lives of the people in the cemetery.
This is nothing short of contemptible."
"Go and do your circus in your back yard.
Let the dead rest in peace." Many others similar to that.
It's people hanging in trees, dressed ghostly outfits.
It's magical, beautiful and meditative and respectful.
I would encourage people to go and see it for themselves.
That was the producer talking to me earlier. Finally, the forecast for
tomorrow. Not really feeling like winter.
Temperatures are going up and they will continue. Bright spells
tomorrow, feeling relatively mild. A largely dry picture across East
Yorkshire and Lincolnshire overnight. It is a cloudy across
southern, western parts with loads of about 60 resell those outside of
town. A chilly start tomorrow but things develop into a pleasant story
by the end of the morning with brightness in the forecast. Still
mostly dry. A southerly breeze. The next few days we will continue to
see dry conditions that the high pressure. Those temperatures by
Monday, 12 or 13 degrees. That's it from us. We are back
tomorrow and I do is enjoy me for Friday's Look North.
forthcoming weekend. Here is Nick Miller with a resume of the National
weather picture. Hello, rain for some of us today
although it won't make much of a dent in the dry winter so far across
much of the UK. A few threatening clouds in Cumbria but more than a
threat of rain across the pond for Friday. The wettest weather system
of the season is over heading into California, and there have been a
few, with copious amounts of rain and lots of mountain snow.
Record-breaking wet winter so far in parts of California. In Los Angeles
this might be