25/01/2017 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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And Theresa May has said she will publish her Brexit plan for the

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The headlines from BBC Look North this Wednesday lunchtime.

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Hundreds of steel workers who took a pay cut to save their jobs

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are told their gamble paid off as fortunes improve.

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And more than ?100,000 could be spent on a machine to blast chewing

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I've literally walked round for two minutes and found nearly 100 pieces

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of chewing gum on the ground here in Queen Victoria Square.

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A gamble by hundreds of Scunthorpe steel workers to take a pay cut last

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year to help secure their jobs for the future has paid off

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The new owners of the huge works say they have taken on new staff

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since last June and will soon reverse the 3% pay cut

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Our business correspondent, Leanne Brown, is at the plant.

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Leanne, steel had a gloomy future, what's changed?

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I remember standing here a year ago when the company was up for sale and

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there was talk of job losses. The new owners British Steel say in the

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last seven months they've managed to get the company in a strong

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financial position. They say it is all down to the turnaround plan

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which is for cost savings and also to gain significant contracts with

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long-term and new customers. Things like this, the Hinkley point power

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station in Somerset. They have a contract that to supply steel for

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the accommodation blocks and providing Railtrack in Algeria and

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Italy. The company's executive chairman is say they are building on

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the British Steel brand. We thought that was just

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one central commercial organisation and it was just

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one approach, yes. As you know we have been

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splitting it inbetween the four major products,

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the rail business, the rough The more bridges, the more

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skyscrapers, or whatever, What about that pay cut that workers

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took? Workers agreed to take that 3% pay cut and unions say that will be

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reinstated in June and the decision was a gamble that paid off.

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There is pride in the British Steel logo.

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There is pride working for British Steel.

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Everybody is in an upbeat mood and I don't just mean on

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the works, in the town, in the communities, everybody's

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upbeat about the success story of British Steel.

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British Steel is also to take on some new trainees. More details of

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the jobs available are at a jobs fair this afternoon. I do have to

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say it is still a difficult time ahead for them. They say they need

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help and support from the Government to continue their financial growth.

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Thank you very much. The Church of England is defending

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the Rector of Boston after she described the town

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as murderous and divided. The Reverend Alyson Buxton,

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seen here with Princess Anne, is in charge at the town's main

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church, the Boston Stump. Her comments in an email

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have been made public. Her bosses say she works very hard

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to celebrate and serve 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 They'll see the newly

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renovated Ferens Art Gallery, as well as Holy Trinity Church

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and The Deep aquarium. The decision to close

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Grimsby's ice rink will have North East Lincolnshire Council said

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the 1970s skating rink But opposition councillors

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have demanded a rethink. Local ice hockey clubs have

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protested against the closure. Senior health officials say they can

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give people in Lincolnshire much better care but only if big

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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

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if we could go in and They are discussing the options

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for our health care, You know, they're not actually

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allowing us to listen in on what those options may

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or may not be. More than ?100,000 could be spent

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on a machine to remove chewing gum The Hull Daily Mail reports that

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a number of gum removal methods are being trialled by

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the City Council. Millions of pounds have been spent

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repaving the city centre, but it's already dotted

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with sticky gum. They've spent millions on trying

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to make Hull City centre more attractive with new paving

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and street furniture. But efforts are being blighted

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by an old problem - chewing gum. Look down and you'll see sticky

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white and grey splodges dotted I can't believe we have spent

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all that money and it's like that. It spoils all the good work that

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everybody has put into it, There are bins close by, rather

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than spitting it on the floor,, To see how bad the problem is I'm

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going to do a very unscientific scout around and count the number

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of chewing gum pieces on the ground As I said, not a scientific approach

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but I've literally walked around for two minutes and found nearly 100

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pieces of chewing gum on the ground And what about the cost

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of clearing it up? The regeneration of the city centre

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is costing ?25 million. The average price of

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a piece of gum is 3p. But every time it ends up

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on the floor it costs around ?1.50, Normal street cleaning

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doesn't shift it. So Hull City Council is trialling

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new machines in the hope But it's reported it

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could cost a six-figure sum. The Hull City coach says

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he and his entire team will visit Ryan Mason in hospital in London

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at the weekend as the player continues his recovery

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from a fractured skull. The midfielder was

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injured during the game Ahead of their EFL Cup semifinal

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match with Manchester United, head coach Marco Silva refused to be

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drawn on whether Burnley had bid ?10 million

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for Robert Snodgrass. He said the team was

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focusing on other things. At this moment, the most important

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we need to support the player, support his family is the most

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important at this moment. Of course, it is not an easy moment

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for us, like a team but you need to be strong, to be together and to

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keep together all the players and support Ryan is the most

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important at this moment. Now a look at the weather forecast

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with Abbie Dewhurst. It is quite a cloudy picture

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across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, still a fair bit

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of fog lingering in the far We will take a quick look

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at the pressure chart because it shows we're going to see a squeeze

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on these isobars over The wind direction will swing

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round and feed in some very cold air from the south

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and the near continent. This evening, sorry this afternoon

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will start to see the cloud slowly Still some sunshine and brightness

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to be enjoyed for the far Here it is actually feeling

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quite mild, temperatures Elsewhere under all this fog and low

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cloud feeling cold with temperatures only getting up to three or four

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Celsius. Then this cloud will continue

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to track up towards the north this evening and overnight we will feed

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in some very cold air, so you can see as the map turns blue, there

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is a widespread frost developing. It is going to be a very cold,

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frosty start and temperatures will be right down in the minus figures

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and that southerly breeze We will start the day tomorrow

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on a very cold note, take care for your morning commute

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it is going to be Temperatures will really struggle

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at around zero for much of the day. Factor in that wind-chill

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and it will feel sub zero. It will feel like temperatures

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are down at minus five, minus six but things will turn

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a little less cold thankfully on Friday as we make our way

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towards the weekend but it is going to be quite a cloudy day,

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an unsettled one on Saturday Yes make sure you wrap up warm

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tomorrow. That is all. Look North is back at 630. Peter will have a full

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round-up of the day's news. Goodbye.

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