23/01/2017 Look North (Yorkshire)


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Welcome to Look North. so it's goodbye from me,

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The main news from around Yorkshire today:

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Targeting the scammers, to stop 8,000 people in Yorkshire

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And getting steamy with James May - recreating a long lost

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engine from Doncaster's famous engineering works.

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BBC research has revealed nearly 8,000 people in Yorkshire

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have been identified on a so-called "Suckers List" by the

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They say elderly victims are tricked into handing over

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Criminals then typically sell on their details,

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which can lead to them getting dozens of scam letters every day.

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Elsie Ferguson and her son Paul bought bogus vitamin pills

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from a firm claiming to be the real deal.

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But the company sold on Elsie's details,

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Each envelope aimed at getting her to send more money,

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for a chance to win tens of thousands of pounds.

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I am coming up to 83, and I am not a well person.

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So if it doesn't stop, I would say I would get very angry.

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Elsie, who wears a special hearing aid, stopped entering

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competitions months ago, and she still gets the letters.

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And all because in the past she bought lamps, vitamins,

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Trading standards say her case is typical.

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We see a lot of this in Trading Standards,

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where we attend victims' homes who are answering scam mail,

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where we would go in and we would see a lot of scam mail

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And the victim is keen to answer it, genuinely believing that

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Elsie learned the hard way that there is no prize.

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Trading Standards say the only advice in this situation is,

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if a letter like this looks too good to be true, it always,

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After being reintroduced over 15 years ago, red kites are thriving

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For many years the bird was extinct in England,

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but they're now becoming an increasingly common sight

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Broadcaster and naturalist Mike Dilger has been finding out.

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This is Seacroft, East Leeds, just a couple of miles

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High rises and factories on the skyline.

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I've come to meet two neighbours who are lucky enough to get a closer

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They've had up to a dozen birds at a time in the garden,

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There's only one on that, I've got another shot

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on here where there's about four comes down.

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Our cameraman Steve has a hide with a clear view

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Out goes the fresh meat, perfect for carrion eating kites,

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After six long, lonely hours, the winter daylight is fading.

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Eileen has been feeding the Harewood kites daily for the last two years,

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giving them the best cuts fresh from the butcher's.

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This may be our best chance to get those elusive slow

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Quite a few birds are circling, we just need one to come down,

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because that will result in the rest then piling in.

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It's been a privilege to see these huge and yet graceful

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And one more thing - we went back to Seacroft a week

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later, and this time our kites weren't quite so camera shy.

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Yorkshire's red kites, coming to an urban landscape near you.

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You can see more on the red kites on Inside Out at 7:30

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The Government has announced that it is investing over

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?130 million of extra public money to boost the economy of Yorkshire.

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The money will be spent on a number of projects around West,

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This includes more on flood defences to protect homes and business,

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improvements to the sites of 11 colleges of further education,

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and help to clear land and prepare sites for housebuilding.

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Labour has welcomed today's announcement, but says

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it is a fraction of the amounts cut from local authority budgets

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Now, we know James May has a passion for motoring -

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He's teamed up with a group of enthusiasts who want to recreate

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a long lost steam engine - a classic design from

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James has been set to work at a lathe to shape some heavy

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Wearing a self-confessed fascination for engineering on the sleeve

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of his best workshop sweater, James May isn't afraid

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And if the part for a steam engine you are making has a name

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to make a schoolboy giggle, well, so much the better.

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I'm making the amusingly named "slacking cock flange."

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Now, the slacking pipe is the bit on the footplate

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which is like a high pressure hose, like a sort of jet wash,

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for sweeping coal dust off, and the cock is the tap,

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effectively like a stopcock, and the flange is the bit that

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attaches the cock to the rest of the locomotive.

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James is making a piece for a P2 locomotive.

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Six of these giants were built in Doncaster, designed

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by the legendary engineer Sir Nigel Gresley.

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All were scrapped, and now a team of enthusiasts, including James,

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If this sounds familiar, here's one they made earlier.

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Called Tornado, this was another long lost Doncaster design

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resurrected by years of hard work and ?3 million.

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I'm always amazed at how big it is, how big any locomotive is but this

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one especially because it's a right whopper.

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But the last time I was here, the only thing, the only completed

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part was the two handles that give it its sort of face at the front.

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Which was what we made when I came here last time,

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The new engine will be called Prince of Wales,

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and should be finished within five years.

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That's assuming, of course, the slacking cock

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It's been confirmed that the Olympic double gold medallist Nicola Adams

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The 34-year old defended her 2012 flyweight title in Rio,

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gaining a second gold medal in what was to be her

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She's now been released from her contract, and will not form

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She'll instead go on to pursue other career opportunities.

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It is going to be a -- dominated yet again by high pressure, we've seen

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that a lot over the past few months. There's still some stubborn fog

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patches, the only difference for Tuesday is a fetch from the near

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continent, bitter cold wind, but it is essentially still a fine week.

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We've got some stubborn fog patches which will be with us I think all

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afternoon, more cloud in the West. Top temperatures four or five

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Celsius. For this evening and overnight, a mixed picture. A band

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of cloud might bring the odd spot of risk -- drizzle for a time before

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clouds -- skies clear later. Some dense stuff to look out for, with

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frost. Fog patches slow to clear in places, elsewhere a dry day with

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variable cloud, just a light breeze will see top temperatures five, 6

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degrees. Six Celsius is 43 degrees fastened -- Fahrenheit. Wednesday

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looks dry with some sunshine, there you can see a big drop in

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temperatures on Thursday. It's fine after a frosty start on Friday, and

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sunny spells all the way. But the forecast.

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-- that the forecast. But it from us. Goodbye.

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