16/02/2017 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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The headlines from BBC Look North this Thursday night.

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"Unacceptable" - the European Union issues a final warning to Hull

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Campaigners start a petition to get speed cameras on the Humber Bridge.

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Plans to hold an acrobatic performance in a cemetery

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are described as disrespectful by opponents.

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It makes me physically sick. There is no such thing as doing this

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respectfully, because you are violating a sacred ground.

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And you may be asking, where has winter gone? We are hanging on to

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the mild air in the next few days. The full forecast shortly.

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The government has been told it could be taken to a European court

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unless air quality levels are improved in Hull.

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The city is on a list of areas that breach pollution limits.

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It's a problem which is linked to around 40,000 early deaths every

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year across the UK - with fumes from diesel engines said

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More from our political editor, Tim Iredale.

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It may sound alarming, but we're told vehicle emissions

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are sending some people to an early grave.

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Hull is one of 16 parts of the UK highlighted

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for "persistent breaches" of nitrogen dioxide levels.

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The A63 Castle Street is one of the problem areas.

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Taxi driver Dave says politicians have been

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A few years ago, people were talked into buying diesel cars.

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We were forced into a situation to buy one.

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Air pollution is responsible for more than 2000 deaths

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And is said to account for one in 20 premature deaths in the city.

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Hull City Council says: Away from the A63, the rest

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of the city compares favourably with other areas.

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They say they regularly monitor nitrogen dioxide levels at over 50

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I don't recommend a congestion charge, but the situation is drastic

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enough for us to consider something like that.

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What would it take to get Hull people off the street?

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It would probably take free public transport.

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Officials in Brussels say that unless pollution levels in cities

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like Hull don't improve, then the UK could be hauled before

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But is that really such a threat when we are about to start

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Leaving the EU brings up some concern.

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We are calling for a new clean air act that addresses the modern

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sources of pollution, enshrines the right to breathe clean

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The Government says environmental laws will not be weakened

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after Brexit, but it's clear that in many of our cities,

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air quality levels need to improve in order to save lives.

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The mother of a Hull man who was murdered by a serial killer

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in London hopes a new BBC documentary will keep pressure

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on those looking into the police investigation into his death.

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Police in London insisted Anthony Walgate died from a drugs

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overdose before his killer went on to poison three other

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men who were dumped in this London graveyard.

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Stephen Port has been jailed for the murders but his victims

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families' want to know why police refused to investigate

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You found him dead in the street - he hasn't been beaten up,

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he hasn't been stabbed, he hasn't been shot, or anything.

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They refused to ever investigate it from the very beginning.

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And the BBC Three documentary How Police Missed the Grindr Killer

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is available to watch on the BBC iPlayer.

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Campaigners are calling for speed cameras to be put

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on the Humber Bridge as a way of cutting accidents.

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Speed limits exist on the bridge at the moment, but there are claims

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Our reporter Katy Austin is at Hessle Foreshore tonight.

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What changes do campaigners think speed cameras will bring?

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Well, this online petition alleges that some drivers push the limit.

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Of course, speeding isn't the only cause of accidents,

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but campaigners claim speed cameras would help prevent some collisions

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Now, the rules are that there needs to have been at least three serious

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or fatal crashes in three years, to justify a new speed camera

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The Humber Bridge Board says in the last year there have been

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A local councillor says crashes do cause disruption, though.

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He is not sure speed cameras are the answer.

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The bridge is heavily used particularly in the rush hour

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and if it is closed, the nearest diversion

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I think the principle of enforcing the speed limits

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I have some concerns about cameras because they can lead to drivers

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suddenly braking and then accelerating once they get

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The Humber Bridge Board and the police couldn't comment

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on the idea of putting a new speed camera up here.

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But they are meeting tomorrow to discuss the petition

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and whether cameras would even be possible.

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There's been an angry response to plans to hold an acrobatic

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The Depart production has been given permission to perform

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at Hull's General cemetery in May, as part of City of

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But the relative of somebody buried nearby says the circus -

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which has performers dressed like ghosts - is "disrespectful".

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Hull's General Cemetery, a site of historical significance,

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And soon to be a performance area for a circus company.

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Depart is an internationally acclaimed performance, described

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as a spell-binding and immersive show where circus artists

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dance above the heads of a roaming audience.

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I think this is totally abhorrent because what they are doing,

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they're coming here, they're swinging through

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They're performing what is tantamount to a circus

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act and to me, it makes me physically sick.

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For Jonathan, who has family buried in the adjacent graveyard,

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using this site as a performance space is disrespectful.

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There is no such thing as doing this respectfully

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because you are violating a sacred ground.

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The cemetery itself has been closed since 1972,

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but it still holds historical significance here in the city.

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James Reckitt, the philanthropist, and his family, are all buried

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here and there is also a special monument to the 1,800 people

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That historical significance is one of the reasons why this performance

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has been brought here, to open up a forgotten

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This is a site-specific piece that has been made from the cemetery

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So therefore, it's very basis is that it is incredibly respectful

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to the place and if you go online and see some of the trailers

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and some of the comments from the people who saw it

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in London, that absolutely underlines that.

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Hull's event in May has already sold out.

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It would seem this is one piece of art that is going to divide opinion.

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Earlier, I spoke to Beki Bateson, one of the producers of the show.

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I asked her whether she was expecting the choice of a cemetery

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Not particularly, but I think you can understand why it would be.

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But I think that the piece itself celebrates life and death.

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It is exceptionally respectful of the spaces and the lives

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And it is a celebration of life and death.

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And it's a beautiful, magical meditation.

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Why can't you do your aeriel circus in a park?

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Why does it have to be over some people's loved ones?

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It's in the space of a cemetery, often they are places of nature

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There are trees that the performers hang from and perform within.

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I think the point is that it is about resonating with the stories

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and the lives of the people in the cemetery.

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This is nothing short of contemptible."

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"Go and do your circus in your back yard.

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Let the dead rest in peace." Many others similar to that.

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It's people hanging in trees, dressed ghostly outfits.

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It's magical, beautiful and meditative and respectful.

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I would encourage people to go and see it for themselves.

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That was the producer talking to me earlier. Finally, the forecast for

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tomorrow. Not really feeling like winter.

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Temperatures are going up and they will continue. Bright spells

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tomorrow, feeling relatively mild. A largely dry picture across East

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Yorkshire and Lincolnshire overnight. It is a cloudy across

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southern, western parts with loads of about 60 resell those outside of

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town. A chilly start tomorrow but things develop into a pleasant story

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by the end of the morning with brightness in the forecast. Still

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mostly dry. A southerly breeze. The next few days we will continue to

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see dry conditions that the high pressure. Those temperatures by

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Monday, 12 or 13 degrees. That's it from us. We are back

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tomorrow and I do is enjoy me for Friday's Look North.

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forthcoming weekend. Here is Nick Miller with a resume of the National

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weather picture. Hello, rain for some of us today

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although it won't make much of a dent in the dry winter so far across

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much of the UK. A few threatening clouds in Cumbria but more than a

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threat of rain across the pond for Friday. The wettest weather system

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of the season is over heading into California, and there have been a

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few, with copious amounts of rain and lots of mountain snow.

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Record-breaking wet winter so far in parts of California. In Los Angeles

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this might be

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