27/01/2017 Look North (Yorkshire)


27/01/2017

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A man's in custody after the teenage brother of a young Leeds United

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Raheem Wilks was found fatally wounded outside

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Police say a murder inquiry is underway and are holding

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a 49-year-old man in connection with incident.

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Phil Bodmer has tonight's main story.

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Crime scene investigators at Gathorne Terrace

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A white police tent at the entrance to a barbershop where

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a 19-year-old man was fatally shot yesterday lunchtime.

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The victim was named locally as Raheem Wilks,

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older brother of Leeds United under-23 player Malik Wilks.

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Today, Mr Wilks' grandparents paid tribute to the teenager.

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Everybody, yeah, everybody loves him.

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I was the last person to see him go out, and it really hurt me

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There are many questions to be answered now, though.

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That's it, yeah - I want to know who and why and what.

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Throughout the day, friends and relatives laid flowers

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One message read simply, to daddy, you were taken too soon.

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Well, police say that although their inquiries

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are at an early stage, they believe the victim

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As a result, they're increasing patrols in the area

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Police say a 49-year-old man is being held on suspicion of murder.

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At his weekly press call, Leeds United manager Garry Monk said

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that the club were offering support to Raheem's brother Malik,

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who is in the squad for this weekend's FA Cup game

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Our job is to focus on supporting him and how he feels and how he is,

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and we are giving him the best support possible,

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That's what we are as a club, as a staff, and as everyone

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Specially-trained liaison officers are now supporting the victim's

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Police say they understand what happened here will cause

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As more flowers were laid at the scene tonight,

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additional neighbourhood policing teams will be on the street to

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People living in a block of flats say they feel "held to ransom"

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after their flood insurance shot up to more than ?26,000 a year.

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The insurance is split between 12 flats in Topcliffe near Thirsk

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that were badly flooded in September 2012.

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Topcliffe Mill back in 2012, a year that many people

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More than four years on, and the flood water may have

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disappeared but the people living here are still paying the price -

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Back then, the insurance was ?1,500 per year,

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So it was all throughout all of the flat...

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For residents like Ruth, the service charge on their homes

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It's like another mortgage every month, basically.

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People are struggling and we're all struggling.

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We're just 12 normal homeowners who have unfortunately been in this

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position where we've been flooded, but we're still paying the price.

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Back in September 2012, this entire area was completely underwater,

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but a lot of people that are affected by flooding are

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protected under a Government scheme which keeps their insurance low.

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But because the people living here are leaseholders

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rather than freeholders, they're not protected

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Martin lives a few doors down and what bothers him most

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is the ?75,000 insurance excess he'll have to pay if

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Not only is the premium extremely high, but with the level

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of flood excess, it makes the policy valueless, really.

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It's incredibly frustrating, it's demoralising, and we all dread

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this time of year when we're looking at renewing our buildings

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But the local MP says this is one of his top priorities.

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We were promised a scheme - that scheme hasn't worked.

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We need to go through that process again.

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We need to meet with the Secretary of State again -

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I've requested an interview with Andrea Leadsom,

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We need to meet with the insurance companies again and the broker

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networks again to make sure we find a solution.

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The British Insurance Brokers' Association says they're

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launching a scheme to help leaseholders get cover.

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But, in the meantime, people like Ruth and Martin

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are wondering how they will manage to pay this year's insurance,

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more than four years since their homes were flooded.

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Ali Fortescue, BBC Look North, Topcliffe.

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A West Yorkshire MP is urging the government to commit

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to a national campaign to tackle a fall in the number of women having

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More than a quarter of women don't have regular smear tests.

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During a commons debate, Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff looked

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at how more women could be encouraged to book appointments.

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Will the minister commit to a national campaign to prioritise

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increasing the level of cervical screening attendance?

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And how will the Government encourage cooperation

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between the different levels of the health service to ensure

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that we see cervical screening rates rise once again?

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Parents of three and four-year-old children in North Yorkshire

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will soon be able to receive double the amount of free childcare

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Eligible parents will be able to claim up to 30 hours of childcare

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per week from April, doubling the existing 15 hours

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Parents in York are already benefiting from the scheme,

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which is expected to be rolled out nationally next year.

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The announcement has been welcomed but nursery bosses say the money

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they receive is unlikely to cover their costs.

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Sheffield Theatres are celebrating after being awarded the title

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of Regional Theatre of the Year for the third time.

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Industry judges were impressed by their productions,

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including the classic Show Boat which ran at the Crucible last year.

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Praise was also given for the theatre's policy of making

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Several Yorkshire riders are competing in

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the Cyclo-cross World Championships in Luxembourg this weekend.

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Huddersfield's Amira Mellor is in great form, ahead

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Our national under-23 men's champion Billy Harding has one

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of the hardest jobs, in a tough race category on Sunday.

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And Leeds teenager Tom Pidcock is hot favourite for

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I am not sure it is good weather for cycling. Let's take a look.

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It's been bitterly cold but the good news is it is going to be less so.

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Milder weather is on the way, but with that, cloud

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and some rain at times over the next few days.

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And we have got rain out there this evening,

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spells of it continuing on and off overnight, and lots of cloud,

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but that will hold temperatures up higher

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than last night, down to around one or two Celsius.

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So, tomorrow, through the morning, a lot of cloud.

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As you can see, outbreaks of rain and drizzle.

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An improvement through the day, but it will be a slow process.

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The rain could be more light and patchy, with better

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spells of dry weather, and we're hopeful but it's not

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guaranteed that there will be some cloud breaks pushing

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in from the west towards the end of the day.

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A high of around six or seven Celsius.

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A lot of uncertainty about Sunday - a fine start, clouding over,

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and there will be a spell of rain for some of us,

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