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Welcome to Friday's Look North. There is continuing coverages of the
They phoned us and said, your grandson's in the infirmary.
I went down there and sat there until he died.
Also tonight: Held to ransom - the flood-hit residents in a block
of flats who say their home insurance has gone up to more
We talk to Masters champion Danny Willett as he takes time out
to encourage the young golfers of the future.
And a new challenge for the cancer survivor who's given herself just
five months to learn how to be a jockey.
And it's been a grey, cold day today once again,
as you can see from this picture taken this morning in Bingley.
It is going to be brighter eventually tomorrow,
I will be back later in the programme with all the details.
A man's in custody after the teenage brother of a young Leeds United
Raheem Wilks, who was 19, was found fatally wounded outside
Police say a murder inquiry is underway and are holding
a 49-year-old man in connection with the incident.
Phil Bodmer has tonight's main story.
Well, police were called to this street in Harehills just after 1.20
They found a man with serious injuries.
He was taken to hospital but later died.
Throughout today, this area has remained sealed off,
as inquiries into what happened here get underway.
Crime scene investigators at Gathorne Terrace
A white police tent at the entrance to a barbershop where
a 19-year-old man was fatally shot yesterday lunchtime.
The victim was named locally as Raheem Wilks,
older brother of Leeds United under-23 player Malik Wilks.
Today, Mr Wilks's grandparents paid tribute to the teenager.
Everybody, yeah, everybody loves him.
I was the last person to see him go out, and it really hurt me
There are many questions to be answered now...
Throughout the day, friends and relatives laid flowers
One message read simply, to daddy, you were taking too soon.
Well, police say that although their enquiries
are at an early stage, they believe the victim
As a result, they are increasing patrols in the area
Police say a 49-year-old man is being held on suspicion of murder.
At his weekly press call, the Leeds United manager said
that the club will offer support to Raheem 's brother Malik,
who is in the squad for this weekend's FA Cup game against
My job is to focus on supporting him and how he feels and how he is,
and we are giving him the best support possible, and
That's what we are as a club, as the staff, and as everyone
Specially trained liaison officers are now supporting the victim's
family at this difficult time. Police say they understand what
happened here will cause concern within the community. More flowers
were laid at the scene tonight and additional neighbourhood policing
teams will be on the street to provide reassurance to local people.
We are awaiting the results of a postmortem into of death but tonight
West Yorkshire Police say they want to hear from anyone who may have
been in the area yesterday witnessed anything, or indeed who may have
information about what happened. Get in touch and help them with the
investigation. People living in a block of flats
say they feel "held to ransom" after their flood insurance shot up
to more than ?26,000 a year. The insurance is split between 12
flats in Topcliffe near Thirsk that were badly flooded
in September 2012. Residents say they can't even move
out unless they're prepared to sell the flats for much less
than they're worth. Topcliffe mill back in 2012, a year
that many people here want to forget. More than four years on, and
the flood water may have disappeared but the people living here are still
paying the price. It is a high price. Back then, the insurance was
?1500 per year and now it is more than ?26,000.
So it was all throughout all of the flat.
For residents like Ruth, the service charge on their homes is around ?400
per month. It is like another mortgage every
month, basically. People are struggling and we are all
struggling. We are 12 normal homeowners who have unfortunately
been in this position where we have been flooded, but we are still
paying the price. Back in September 2012, this entire
area was completely underwater, but a lot of people that were affected
by flooding are protected under a Government scheme which keeps
insurance low. Because the people living here are leaseholders rather
than freeholders, they are not protected in the same way. But it is
not just the monthly cost. Martin lives a few doors down on what
bothers him most is the ?75,000 insurance access they will have to
pay if this home is damaged. It is unsustainable. Not only as a
premium being extremely high, but with the level of the access, it
makes the policy value less. It is frustrating and demoralising and we
all dread that this time of year. Our buildings need flood insurance.
The local MP says this is a top priority of his.
The scheme obviously has not worked, so we must go through the process
again. We need to meet with the Secretary of State again, I
requested an interview with Andrea Leadsom, and we need to meet with
insurance companies again. We need to find networks and find a
solution. British insurance brokers
Association says they are launching a scheme to help leaseholders get
cover. In the meantime, people like Ruth and Martin are wondering how
they will manage to pay this year's insurance, more than four years
since their homes were flooded. Graeme Trudgill is from the British
Insurance Brokers' Association. I asked him why the Flood Re scheme
doesn't help leaseholders. When the Government were deciding
where to draw the line about what is and is not covered,
they decided that domestic property owners are in,
but commercial property And they have drawn
the line where there are basically three flats -
that's the limit. If it's more than that,
then it's not in Flood Re. The reason they decided
upon that is because they felt that there was not a systemic issue
across the UK for commercial risks. They felt that they couldn't
intervene with state aid, because state aid rules
on commercial risks. So that was their decision,
unfortunately. OK, so, in these circumstances,
then, obviously where there are more than three flats,
what do people do? Well, they are again
looking in the open market, so the British Insurance Brokers'
Association is doing everything we can with our insurance brokers
to help people access insurance. And if they have taken resilience
measures out in their property, and if they have basically got hard
floors now, and moved the electrical points up the wall,
and perhaps they have got some door shields and things like that,
that could make a big difference to the acceptability
to the insurance industry and the British Insurance Brokers'
Association has put a new scheme together for commercial properties,
where we are doing our very best to try to use those resilience
measures using the latest mapping technology as well
to try to get them insurance. Is this a sign that the insurance
industry is not doing enough to help, and that there are perhaps
some blank spots? I think the insurance
industry is very aware We are certainly doing
all that we can. It's very difficult,
cos insurance is for the unexpected, so if you're in a property
by a river that's flooded on a regular basis, it's very
difficult to ensure that. But if we work with
the Environment Agency and we look at the work they are doing,
and with the property owner, what resilience they can build
into their property, then it is possible for us
to work with the market We've had quite a good bit
of success since we've launched this new facility in the last few weeks,
so please work with us Also to say that there are grants
still available from the Government up until March time -
if you were flooded by storms Desmond, Eva, or Frank,
there is money available to build in this resilience which can then
make you more easily insurable. Graeme Trudgill,
thank you very much. A Bradford teenager who made a pipe
bomb in his bedroom has been cleared The 17-year-old was found not guilty
at Leeds Crown Court of the terrorism offence,
but was convicted of a lesser charge The student - who can't be named
because of his age - said he never intended to use
the pipe bomb. Police found the device
in his bedroom, which was decorated A West Yorkshire MP is urging
the Government to commit to a national campaign to tackle
a fall in the number of women having More than a quarter of women don't
have regular smear tests. During a Commons debate,
Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff looked at how more women could be
encouraged to book appointments. Will the minister commit
to a national campaign to prioritise and increase the level
of cervical screening attendance? And how will the Government
encourage cooperation between the different levels
of the health service to ensure that we see cervical screening
rates rise once again? Parents of three and four-year-old
children in North Yorkshire will soon be able to receive double
the amount of free childcare Eligible parents will be able
to claim up to 30 hours of childcare per week for all eligible three-
and four-year-olds from April, doubling the existing 15 hours
they can currently claim. Parents in York are already
benefiting from the scheme, which is expected to be rolled out
nationally by the end of the year. The announcement has been welcomed
but nursery bosses say the money they receive is unlikely
to cover their costs. Sheffield Theatres are celebrating
after being awarded the title of Regional Theatre of the Year
for the third time. Industry judges were impressed
by their productions, including the classic Show Boat
which ran at the Crucible Praise was also given
for the theatres policy of making Next, Emmy van Deurzen
makes no secret of coming from the Netherlands,
but she has lived and worked She lives in Sheffield and works
in London but has struggled to be formally recognised
as a British citizen. Today, though, that changed,
much to her delight, I have the great pleasure now
of presenting you with your After years of waiting,
Emmy van Deurzen is now a citizen of the Netherlands
and Great Britain. I had no idea how really
pleased I would be to feel She lives in Sheffield
and works in London, where she runs a business
employing 70 people. In her own words, she's worked
and paid taxes for 40 years here, but she was initially rejected
for citizenship, even though she had been granted
indefinite leave to remain. It is as if that trust you have
built up between yourself and the country that
you have adopted, and that you think has adopted you,
suddenly rejects you. For those looking for citizenship,
an 85-page form awaits. Crucially, you need to provide
details of all of your trips If you are an EU national
with freedom of movement, and therefore a passport which does
not get stamped, that can be In the end,
Emmy contacted her MP, Nick Clegg, Today's citizenship ceremony over,
Emmy is now not only pleased to be finally recognised by her adopted
country, but also still passionate We've got to be united
and we've got to work together. We've got to maintain peace
in this country and in Europe. Later on Look North: We look ahead
to the fourth round of the FA Cup. Can Leeds and Huddersfield survive
to remain the only West Yorkshire Who inspired you when
you were at school? A new project in Bradford
is using role models from black and Asian communities to motivate
youngsters to achieve more. One of the city's MPs is hosting
a series of events to highlight local success stories,
and the first person to be featured is West Yorkshire's
highest-ranking BME officer, Another day at the office in a job
he never imagined he'd do. Chief Superintendent Mabs Hussain
is the most senior officer from a black or ethnic minority
background in West Yorkshire Police. Only 5% of officers come
from BME communities. Mabs grew up in Girlington
in Bradford, and is now It does make me feel immensely proud
as to what I have achieved. What's really important for me is,
having achieved what I have achieved, I try and make it easier
for others that are Most days start like this,
briefing the team. Thank you for your attendance
at the leadership forum. Mabs is foremost a police officer,
but he feels he also has a duty I understand being sat there and not
having those aspirations, not having the confidence,
thinking that you could be the next police officer,
you could go and be the next teacher And it's great that people are doing
that now, so that these kids can Assembly at Oasis Academy
in Lister Park in Bradford. Mabs talks to the pupils
about his work and his life. He is the focus in the first
of a series of evening events in the city this week
hosted by MP Naz Shah, highlighting the importance of role
models in the BME communities. I think that assembly
was really inspiring and it gave me hope and confidence
in what my future could be like. It's really inspiring,
thinking that as he could become It makes it easier slightly for us
to know that it does get hard To look up to someone as a role
model like Mabs, it's amazing. It won't be long until these
teenagers are looking for jobs, but the unemployment rate in
BME communities in Yorkshire This new project will promote
the stories of successful people who We've got a lot of high-profile
individuals that we need to recognise and highlight,
so people that know that we're a great city and we're
doing really well. We've got people who are from
Bradford who move onto other things, And who knows, maybe today's
assembly has inspired the next Chief Superintendent,
MP or business leader. Abi Jaiyeola,
BBC Look North, Bradford. It's the FA Cup fourth round this
weekend, and Leeds and Huddersfield are our only two sides left
in the competition. Leeds face the lowest-ranked team
in the cup and Huddersfield Both West Yorkshire clubs
are in the race for promotion to the Championship,
but a cup run could be a good distraction and
bring in extra funds. Ah, the magic of the Cup - a good
excuse to take into the archive. 1970 is the last and only time Leeds
have played a Sutton United... With a helping hand
from the Sutton goalkeeper. Fast-forward 47 years and Leeds
qualify to face Sutton on Sunday Sutton are 84 places below them
in the league pyramid, but Leeds will be taking
nothing for granted. We stay determined, we stay
focused, and we respect our opponents in every game
that we play. But what we do is make
sure we put our best football on the pitch,
and we try and prepare Searching through the FA Cup archive
again, and the last time Huddersfield faced Rochdale
in the competition was back in 1991. The Terriers won it 2-1,
thanks to goals by Iwan Roberts Hopefully the 18-mile
trip to Rochdale will be as easy as the last round,
where Huddersfield But are there any fears a cup run
could distract the site It is not possible to use those two
words in one sentence. It is the oldest football
competition in the world. Everybody is speaking about this FA
Cup competition all over the world, and we are able to be a part of it,
and we'd like to be in the draw Both managers have their eyes
firmly set on promotion to the Premier League,
but a cup run would be a bonus, Either way, it will be another
match for the archives. The enthusiasm. Neither of our sides
are featured in live television this weekend, but there will be
highlights on Saturday at 1030 and Sunday at 1030 as well.
Several Yorkshire riders are competing in
the Cyclo-cross World Championships in Luxembourg this weekend.
Huddersfield's Amira Mellor is in great form,
Our national under-23 men's champion Billy Harding has one
of the hardest jobs, in a tough race category on Sunday.
And Leeds teenager Tom Pidcock is hot favourite for
If it's muddy then, yeah, there could be a lot of running.
There are a lot of off cambers up and down
banks and, yeah, but it looks pretty good.
The US Masters and the green jacket, his first baby -
with a little help from his wife - and a Ryder Cup place.
It was great to see Danny last night at one of his old haunts,
the wonderful Sitwell Park Golf Club in Rotherham.
It was all to do with his golf initiative called Wee Willetts
for the youngsters trying to get into the game.
It's good that one of the nice guys of sports got to
But he's quick not to forget his roots.
A packed golf club in Rotherham, and his Wee Willetts golf initiative
Look at the faces of pride on these young fellas,
We are just trying to get local kids from local areas to golf courses
You know, obviously, as a junior or as a men's amateur,
playing in obviously the scratch team and stuff.
You know, they've got a great little system in the six-week colleges
where kids of any age, ranging from as small
as they want to be up to 16 or 17, you know, can actually play these
little miniature tournaments, and it is just to see if anyone that
might not have ordinarily wanted to actually takes it
Danny is now in full training for the new season,
I think it's good to still look back and, kind of, relive what you did,
and look back and applaud yourself, I guess, for your achievements.
But you've got to move on, obviously, cos you've got to keep
trying to get better and keep improving.
You know, after all this, it was a bit of a whirlwind
of everything that went on, and the game slumped a little bit,
but we've been training really hard and working really hard,
and we've not quite seen the results of that yet,
but I'm a firm believer that if you keep working hard and stuff,
and doing the right things, then things can very
Danny will be embarking on nonstop golf around the world fairly soon.
But this shot is sure to be one he will treasure.
But who will ever forget this moment?
The chat with his wife on the telephone after he'd won
at Augusta, with a new born baby waiting there as well.
It is lovely to see you giving so much back to the game.
Good luck. I'll see you, Danny.
Great to see the faces of the kids getting medals. It was a wonderful
night. Now, Joanne Ford knows
all about facing challenges. She's a mother of two from Bedale,
who was diagnosed with cervical cancer 20 years ago,
and more recently had major surgery to rebuild part of her spine
after a riding accident. Despite all that, she's now training
for a charity race day in York She's got five months to learn how
to become a jockey before racing in front of thousands
of people in June. Carla Fowler has been to find out
how the training's going. Stepping up to the challenge,
Joanne Ford has been selected by national charity
Macmillan Cancer Support to be one of 12 riders competing in their big
charity race day on June 17 in York. Between now and then, each rider
faces gruelling daily training. They have had to find a racehorse,
a professional trainer, and pledged to raise
thousands in funds. Until I came here for the first time
and I rode for my first two days, I had no idea how fit you really do
need to be. I was in agony on the
Saturday morning. I struggled to walk down
the stairs forwards, and now, two or three weeks in,
it's really sunk in how fit these people are and how
fit you need to be. I need the experience
and I need to learn. It's very different from any riding
I've ever done before. Some of these horses
are worth six figures, and Jo has to pass a jockey test
in May to make her She's fought cancer twice,
and seven years ago had major back surgery when she was told
she would never ride again. In just five months,
Jo will take part in the oldest and biggest charity race day
in the world. Last year, just short of half
?1 million was raised in one day. She's got to learn how to raise
a thoroughbred in York in front She's got to be jockey fit
and she has two pass the assessment She has got to source her own
racehorse to race, and we are also challenging her to raise as much
money as possible for And this north Yorkshire racing yard
has the right form to put Jo in the lead on race day,
having trained the Macmillan We have done the same thing
for the last few years. It's a really good cause
and if there's anything we can do to help with it all,
I'm happy to go along with it. Obviously she could ride
when she came to us to start with, which was a big help,
but changing from riding normally to riding a short
is like riding like a jockey, which is a big difference,
so she is coming and improving It takes nerves of steel to ride
a racehorse as an amateur, but Jo's battles with cancer
and surgery have given her them. She is getting ready to make
the ride of her life. Carla Fowler,
BBC Look North, Richmond. All be very best to her. We will
keep you posted. Good luck to her. Now let's take a look
at the weather. Has the cold weather finally
disappeared? It is disappearing, yes. Not
tonight,... But yes, it will start milder and pushing from the south.
You will not it by tomorrow, temperatures a few degrees above
what they have been, but still six or seven Celsius. We would like it
warmer than that, though. The photographs, the first one sums up
most of the mornings this week. Misty and frosty. The second picture
was taken this morning before that Kyle reached the top of the hill.
Some missed in the valley, looking down from there, and the third
picture shows how grim and bleak it has been near Abbotsford. This was
taken this morning. Keep your pictures coming in. You can tweak me
or send your pictures and. It will get less cold over the week, and by
next week, the gays could be in double figures. It will feel
different then. Tomorrow, with less cold air, coming with some cloud and
rain. Arriving overnight, but it will linger for a time to tomorrow.
Particularly the cloud. At rain opens the door for Atlantic
influence to our weather, which means milder and a warmer body of
water, but also unsettled with several areas of low pressure
heading in our direction over the next few days until next week as
well. Some of us had some sunshine to this morning, but a lot of cloud
in general, and a bit of missed out there at the moment. Gradually the
receiving, we will start to see epics of rain and drizzle sped up
from the south, and after that first spell, further spells from the West.
More cloud means not as cold as last night, with temperatures down to
around two Celsius. So, the sun will rise in the morning at around 8am.
It AM on the nose, setting at 4:39pm. These are the high waters.
Start the morning with a lot of cloud. Not as bitingly cold as it
has been but a lot of cloud. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle is not
pleasant through the morning. An improvement but a slow improvement
through the day, with more in the way of dry weather. Hopeful that
cloud will start to break before Sunset, some parts of west Yorkshire
and the Dales and the Peak District could see brightness before the end
of the day. Generally a lot of cloud tomorrow. Even though temperatures
will be higher, it could feel disappointing. Nevertheless, getting
up to around six or seven Celsius. Looking further into Sunday, quite a
lot of uncertainty in the forecast on Sunday. An area of rain affects
the UK, we would like to keep in touch with the forecast, because it
could change. We'll start with a decent start but hiding over with
rain spreading of the south and west. At the moment, looking set to
affect South Yorkshire, but could change. Milder into next
affect South Yorkshire, but could change. Milder into next week.
We have an update at 8pm. And back with the latest news at 10:30pm.
Enjoy your weekend. Bye-bye.