26/01/2017 Look North (North East and Cumbria)


26/01/2017

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In the headlines this Thursday lunchtime:

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The Conservative councillor and hunt master who's stepped down

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after making offensive comments to a protester.

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And the Clown Doctors are celebrating a landmark -

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after being forced to postpone by last year's killer clown craze.

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A huntsman has resigned from his position as a Conservative district

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councillor after being caught on a video camera making lewd

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comments to a protestor during a meet of the Middleton Hunt

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Charles Carter was heard making the improper comments

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He's been condemned by the Conservative party in Norfolk,

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where he lived before moving recently to York.

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John Cundy has the story - and we must warn you,

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you might find some of the language in his piece offensive.

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The moment when Linda Hoggard fox hunting is illegal. The processor

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challenges Mr Carter, and I I will tell you something I will tell my

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Charles councillor has been a district councillor in Norfolk out

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after revelations about his conduct. The council leader said he was

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appalled, as there were the residents of the Norfolk village he

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had represented. A -- should know so much better anyway, and a woman

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should not be spoken to like that by anyone.

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He should not be representing anybody. But if he

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Charles Carter is now living near York.

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The hunt with which he rises described as one of the most

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historic and North Yorkshire, dating back more than 200 years. In June

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2015, Charles Carter was master of the West Norfolk foxhounds, and was

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interviewed about the ban on fox hunting. Having to look over 1's

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shoulder all the time for is not what North Yorkshire Police say they

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were alerted to what they call Charles Carter and Linda Hoggard on

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Monday. A motorcyclist from County Durham

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who was paralysed from the waist down in a road accident is making

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progress in his bid to walk again. 30-year-old Andrew Bell,

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from Chester Le Street, almost died in the crash

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nearly two years ago, spend the rest of his life

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as a wheelchair user. But now, following pioneering stem

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cell treatment in Thailand, he's been able to stand and take

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steps using a walking frame. We'll be hearing from Andrew

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in tonight's Look North. Cumbria Constabulary needs

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to improve its protection of children who are at risk

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of abuse, according to a new report. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary,

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which carried out the report, concluded that the force

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is committed to improving its services and that they responded

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quickly, but found a lack of understanding of the extent

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of child sexual exploitation and an inconsistent response

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to the problem They also found that some serious

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cases were allocated to non-specialist teams which lacked

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the necessary skills. The force says it is already

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addressing any shortfalls. the report highlighted the fact that

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not every officer had access to computerised information.

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That has now been done. We have improved the amount of intelligence

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by 750% on vulnerable children, and the force are analysing that now.

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That is another recommendation that is complete. There are many more,

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but there is still some more work to be done.

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Two men have been charged with aggravated burglary

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following an incident in County Durham when a pensioner's

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life savings were stolen in a raid on his home.

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It is alleged the 77-year-old from Coronation near Bishop Auckland

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was attacked with a coal shovel and robbed on Saturday.

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He was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital where he was treated

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Two men are due before magistrates today.

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The Conservatives have revealed their candidate

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for the Copeland by-election. She's Trudy Harrison.

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Last week Labour named Gillian Troughton and UKIP named Fiona Mills

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Rebecca Hanson is contesting the seat for the Liberal Democrats.

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The by-election, caused by the resignation of

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Labour's Jamie Reed, will take place on February 23rd.

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You can see a full list of candidates on the BBC News website.

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Now - they say laughter is the best medicine -

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and for the last decade a group of clowns who dress up

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as doctors have been entertaining sick children

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at the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle.

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The Clown Doctors were due to celebrate their birthday

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in October but had to postpone their celebrations after

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the so-called "killer clown" craze. Steph Cleasby reports.

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Hello, hello, hello, hello, hello. Celebrating ten years of raising a

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smile during the toughest of times. One-year-old Ross recently had a

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bone marrow transplant. He sees different people, but he

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doesn't have normal interaction that he would at 18 months, if he was

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going to nursery. So the Clown Doctors coming in and just giving

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him a better one-to-one entertainment when he really enjoys

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seeing a different face, and it is really nice just to give him

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something different rather than looking at my face everyday! Like he

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normally does. The Clown Doctors dress up and,

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well, clown around to help make hospital less scary for the

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children. Being hospitalised can be a

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traumatic and frightening experience for children and for their families,

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so we are here to work using play, very child learnt, or use

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improvisation, we use singing, we use puppetry. But we is listening,

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really. We listen. Celebrations to mark the anniversary

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had to be postponed last year because of the so-called killer

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clown greys. We were gutted, absolutely

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first-rate, but the children knew we were coming, they were expecting us

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that day, and we had to turn it down. So today is a really special

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day for us to come back and go, actually, we are, if you like, we

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beat the killer clown greys. We are stronger than that.

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The work they do with the youngsters here is part of the therapeutic

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treatment they received. And over the 10-year that they have

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worked with more than 30,000 children. -- over ten years.

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I think Steph was enjoying herself! The only bar in Teesside

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which caters for people who don't drink alcohol opens tonight,

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and the owners claim it will offer a night out with a difference

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whilst supporting people Bar Zero will serve food and soft

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drinks, and it's claimed it will provide all the fun of a night

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out without the hangover It's part of a charity-run social

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enterprise which includes the Fork In the Road restaurant,

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which offers training Volunteers are being sought

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for this year's Kynren with a session taking

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place at Flatts Farm Anyone who signs up can take part -

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last year over a thousand volunteers made up the cast and crew

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over 15 evenings. This year the organisers

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want to put on 17 shows, and they say they'll welcome

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applications from anyone Now for the weather forecast -

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here's Abbie Dewhurst. Hello again. Good at it. A very

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chilly morning and quite cloudy as well. There is some sunshine

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starting to make an appearance, but a bitterly cold wind pulled up some

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very cold air from a near continent, really adding a big, big wind-chill.

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You can see on the isobars as it moves up from the south. It really

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affects coasts and hills, bitterly cold if you get caught in a big cost

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of wind. But quite cloudy picture, and that hasn't really changed from

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the blue colour we saw overnight last night. Some sunshine for part

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of Cumbria, and it will feel a touch less cold. Temperatures up to 3-4,

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but not feeling like it if you factor in that southerly breeze.

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Feeling more like minus one. Elsewhere, where temperatures hover

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around zero, it is looking more like -4 or minus five. Tonight, similar

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story. Here we could cease patches of mist and fog and some freezing

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fog over higher ground as well. Elsewhere, clearer skies, but for

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everyone, widespread frost and temperatures down in the minus

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figures. Still sticking with a southerly breeze, so feeling even

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colder. A cold, cloudy start tomorrow. Temperatures a little less

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cold, but there is still this southerly breeze, so still a

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wind-chill, feeling more like 2-3 C, and where they are 2-3, more like

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minus one. Through into the weekend, unsettled on Saturday, the risk of

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some potentially heavy, wintry showers, but things calm down. They.

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So if you are stepping out tonight, but on a thicker T-shirt. That is it

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from the lunchtime team. Have a good afternoon. We would be back at 6:30

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p.m.. Until then, goodbye. TV: He's not your father.

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WOMAN GASPS so why not pay your TV licence in

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weekly instalments, too?

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