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Now the latest headlines from Look North.

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Figures reveal more than a thousand local children are carers

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Tonight, members of one family open up and tell their story.

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

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Three big Proms concerts coming to Hull.

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The first time the event's left London in 75 years.

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Figures obtained by Look North show more than a thousand local children

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are acting as carers for their parents, and some

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The numbers have doubled in some parts of east Yorkshire

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We've shown the figures to the Children's Commissioner

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for England, who's promised to investigate.

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Katy Austin met one family who agreed to tell their story.

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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 bath,

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

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

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she'll help me with things like that.

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

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Marlee is very strong, so he'll 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 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 isn't

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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 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 we do not yet know about.

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Anne Longfield is the Children's Commissioner, who has a legal duty

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to promote and protect the rights of all children in England.

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I asked her how worrying it was that the number

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of child carers had doubled in some local areas.

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I would want to look at them and to 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 ones

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Hull City Council has told us they do not know how many

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I mean, is that wrong or can they not know unless these families

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Well, they should have a judgment and assessment of how

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I undertook a study last year that actually estimated that four out

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of five young carers were not known and did not get support.

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Four out of five do not get any support.

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And some children want to keep this under the radar,

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they are worried that there will be implications for the family

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and the like, but we know as well there are great inconsistencies

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For instance, in the south-west, around half of young

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In the region it is 25%, but that means 75% do not,

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which is clearly something that needs to be addressed and something

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that I am really concerned to do something about.

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But in this part of the world, figures doubled in

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What should those young people do if any are watching

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

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there for the family, I know they will appreciate that.

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But do talk to others about it, do talk to teachers.

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We know that schools can make a huge difference in offering support

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and do talk to other adults that can help.

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People on a residential street in Cleethorpes have been counting

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the cost of this high impact crash involving five vehicles.

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Local people say it was fortunate no-one was hurt.

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A peaceful street. Until this happened. Taking just seconds to

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damage five vehicles. And this is the direction it came from. Over a

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cross road near to a busy corner shop. The speed was horrendous. You

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could hear it, it sounded like a racing car. Stuart is the owner of

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this van and a musician in the band. He thought he would not get to his

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next performance but is more worried by what could have happened. So many

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children about, if it had carried on down the street, it would have been

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a fatality. Another damaged car belonged to Stephen. I have seen the

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video. It is pretty nasty to be honest. Lucky somebody was not

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killed, but at least nobody was. Police have arrested a 23-year-old

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man and an 18-year-old woman. The 23-year-old is still in custody.

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Thankfully there are no casualties but residents are left with the

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inconvenience. If you want to see those dramatic pictures again, they

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are on our Facebook page. The Proms, which are one

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of the biggest music events in the world,

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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 Our culture correspondent

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Anne-Marie Tasker has this. The Proms are one of the biggest

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dates in the musical calendar. 90 concerts spread across eight

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weeks that take classical Although there are Proms in the Park

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events outside London, this summer, a day of the Proms itself is coming

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to Hull with every piece of music This is the first time we have taken

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a prom out of London, We are marking the anniversary

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of Handel's water music. It was performed on the River Thames

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on barges and we are That is because the venue

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for the concerts and looks out You cannot do much about it

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

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because then the music flies away, but we will all have clothes pegs

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so that will be fine, and if it is hot and sunny,

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it tends to melt the violins. And for the city's classical music

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fans, this is a big deal. Paula plays with the Hull

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Philarmonic Orchestra and says It is exciting for

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classical music fans. famous and successful,

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

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we will witness some high-quality classical music and it is not

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something we get often. The Proms may be an annual event

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but Hull's concerts are the only ones in seven decades that are to be

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held outside of London. Tickets go on sale

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on the 13th of May. The Proms coming to Hull. Let's get

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the weather forecast for Friday. We have high pressure in charge over

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the next couple of days, so that generally keeps things

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nice and settled. Overnight we could see just the odd

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spot of drizzle, but as you can see, It will be cloudy, not

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that cold, ten or nine Celsius our lows tonight,

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with a bit of a westerly breeze. A fairly cloudy start

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to the day tomorrow. That said, we will see some

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brightness, especially As this weather front sinks

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southwards, the cloud could just get thick enough for the odd spot

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of drizzle, but dry overall. 14 Celsius, it will be a mild one,

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but it will be a fairly breezy one. Looking to the weekend,

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we have an area of high pressure That low pressure gets to us

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by the time we get to Sunday, so we could see something

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that is a little bit cloudier That is it from us tonight. Thank

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you for watching. We are back tomorrow morning. I am back tomorrow

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night. Join me then if you can. Good night.

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week for much of the UK and for more about that and the UK outlook, Helen

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Willetts. The sunshine make such a difference

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this time of year, only 12 or so degrees under the cloud today but 19

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in eastern Scotland not far away from St Andrews. Also in north-east

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England, where we had the majority of the decent sunshine. Even under

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cloud it was dry for the most part. We have this week whether forgiving

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showers in the south. This weather front starting to pep up in the

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North, it'll change the feel of the weather for all of us in the coming

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36 hours. Through the night very little changes, cloud comes and

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goes, there will be missed a shallow fog south of the M4. Possibly the

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odd pocket of ground frost here and there. You can

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