21/01/2017 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


21/01/2017

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A Lincolnshire couple evacuated from The Gambia say

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they were threatened by armed soldiers as were taken

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Gill Thomas and Alan Cupitt - who are from Alford -

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were just a few days into their holiday when it was

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feared the army would step in to remove a former president.

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The pair landed back on Friday, describing the experience

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It should have been a dream holiday, but instead Gill and Alan's relaxing

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break away turned into one of the scariest

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After anxious days waiting in their hotel room for news

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that they could return home, their taxi to the airport

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was surrounded by soldiers, threatening them with guns.

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All of them stood up and pointed their weapons and shouted in the

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language and all of a sudden the taxi driver sped off through the red

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light. That was frightening. Because they could have fired without any

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warning. The couple had travelled to the same

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resort in the Gambia last year, so when a state of emergency

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was declared on Wednesday, they felt the atmosphere

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of the country change. There was no shops or restaurants

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are banks are garages open. There was nobody is on the streets. Like a

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ghost town. People crying and wanted to know what was going on. At that

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point we felt really scared. Many Gambians have fled

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to neighbouring senegal- military action stepped up

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after the president, Yahya Jammeh, refused

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to relinquish power The UK Government told tourists

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to leave, and with 3000 in the country, extra flights

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were put on to get them out. We have been too many holidays in

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the Far East and Middle East but never experienced anything like this

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before The president today announced

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he would relinquish power, which many hope will bring

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calm to Gambia. But Gill and Alan may think

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about a different holiday Victoria Holland BBC Look North,

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Alford, near Skegness. There are calls for the East Riding

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of Yorkshire Council to step in to help private care homes

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which are in danger of closing. Members of the Labour Party today

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launched a petition as part of Labour's National Day of Action

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on the NHS Social Care. In a statement the council says

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it can't take over any independent business but when care homes decide

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to close it works to ensure alternative care

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and support is in place. we are asking the council to

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intervene as soon as possible when they hear that private care home is

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ready to close. We don't want elderly people and frail people been

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given 20 days notice to find someone else to live. In this day and age we

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think that is outrageous. -- 28 days.

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Lincoln City followed up their cup success this week

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with a win last night in the National League.The Imps stay

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top after a 2-0 win over Dover at Sincil Bank.

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A first half own goal gave them the league before Terry Hawkridge

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Scunthorpe's match was off because of a frozen pitch.

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In League Two Grimsby scored in each half to win 2-0

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While in the National League North Ferriby are now two points

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from safety after a 4-2 win at Southport.

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Hull City play leaders Chelsea tomorrow looking for the win

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that could lift them out of the Premier League

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The Tigers will be without midfielder Jake Livermore

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after he left for West Brom in a ?10 million move.

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We have confidence in our squad and we play against a league team with a

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good coach and until now a very good season. But we will have confidence

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in our squad and our players. And with the weather forecast,

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here's Owain Wyn Evans. We did see some bright spells are

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crossed his Georgian literature today. This is however keeping

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things quite settled. It will be cold one again tonight and

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temperatures around town don't around minus two Celsius. Where we

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see these gaps in the cloud we could see some mist and fog forming. A

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frosty start for some of us tomorrow morning. Watch out for some slippery

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surfaces. The odd spot of drizzle as possible may be turning to sleet and

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snow high ground. Afternoon highs of about five Celsius. Quite a quiet

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weather story. Don't forget the local radio

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stations. BBC Radio Humberside will have commentary on the football

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tomorrow. We'll be back tomorrow evening

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at a quarter past six with a full Don't forget the local

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radio stations. Good evening. It does not get

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warmer. If you check the UK as a whole, it has been one of the

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coldest days so far. The hard frost to come in areas where it stays

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clear, parts of East Anglia, the south-east, fog across Scotland, at

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West, a change, showers and parts of Wales and England, some snow on high

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ground as well. Meanwhile, down under through the early hours, Andy

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Murray will be getting ready for his next match in the Australian

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