22/01/2017 Look North (Yorkshire)


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Good evening from Look North. now time for the news where you are.

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There's little to show from the push to build

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according to one West Yorkshire business leader.

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The President of Bradford's Chamber of Commerce says

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But the Northern Powerhouse minister defended the progress made so far.

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For more than three years, the government has been talking

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about giving the economy a bit more punch

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by setting up something called the Northern Powerhouse.

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But, for parents and coaches at a boxing club

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in Knottingley Miners Welfare, it's an idea that has yet to hit home.

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If I was to say to you, the words Northern Powerhouse

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To be honest, it's a term, I've never heard of it.

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I've never heard of it, at all. Until tonight.

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If I was to say to you, it's being pushed by the government.

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It began by the Osborne-Cameron government to boost

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As I say, I've never heard it before.

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I've never seen any finances, in this direction.

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People here have been hit by a series of body blows.

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Ferrybridge C power station has gone, as has killing the colliery

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and council cuts are beginning to bite as the local pool

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Unemployment has been falling, unemployment is at

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record low levels in many parts of the North.

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We've got massive amounts of foreign investment coming in,

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running at twice the national average, so it's having an impact.

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People don't need to be au fait with the Northern Powerhouse strategy.

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What's important is they see the results.

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So, do business leaders feel a bit brighter about the Powerhouse plan

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to help hard-hit areas by building and linking economies

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If you get the rail system working better

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and you get connectivity with roads and other public transport systems.

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And the whole system works better from

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then the whole thing starts to look like a compelling place

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Back in Knottingley, there is no immediate lift from the

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high-speed rail plans but people are hoping a knock on effect isn't

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A memorial has been unveiled in honour of three family members

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who were murdered at their home in West Yorkshire last year.

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Gerry Newman, her 11-year-old daughter Shannon

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and six-year-old son Shane were killed by their father Paul.

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He was later discovered dead at cliffs near Anglesey.

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He'd been previously jailed for domestic violence.

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In the community and as part of the parish council,

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they wanted to create a lasting tribute that was fitting

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for the family where family members, ex-colleagues of Gerry,

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and friends and family members can come down

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and pay their respects to the memorial.

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It's absolutely brilliant. We think it's fantastic.

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We're really proud of it. It's a nice memorial for them.

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They were fantastic. The kids and Gerry were wonderful.

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Disgraced former Co-op Bank chairman and former Bradford City

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Councillor Paul Flowers says he still has drug problems.

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Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Sunday Programme

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after being stripped of the title Reverend last week -

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the 66-year-old said his problems were "largely" in the past.

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But he said it would be a "lie" to suggest

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In 2014 he was fined for having cocaine,

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Olympic medalist Beth Tweddle has been in South Yorkshire today

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encouraging young people to take up gymnastics.

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The former World Champion helped children at Barnsley Gymnastics Club

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More than 100 local children turned up to meet her.

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It is important for children to do physical activity,

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sport has taught me so much which I am using in everyday life.

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Everything from motivation to determination.

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The simple things, having friends, having that social circle.

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Gymnastics has given me so much throughout my career and I just

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wanted to inspire the younger generation.

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so why can't they achieve it as well?

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Nice to see her in Yorkshire. Let's see what the weather is like.

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Well, there's only one way those temperatures are going overnight

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It's going to be a chilly one across Yorkshire, yet again,

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I think were going to see some dense patches of fog forming, as well.

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We'll get down to about -3 and would have thought

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So, tomorrow morning, travelling first thing,

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there that fog in mind and I think we'll see some frost as well.

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Definitely more in the way of sunshine.

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Looking into the crystal ball for the next couple of days, then.

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It's quite a settled, quiet story, really.

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High pressure in charge but it will be pretty cold.

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Take care tomorrow morning in the fog. We hope you have a great week

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ahead. Good evening. If you are dreading

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the trudge back to work in the morning I'm not going to help

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matters. There is the prospect of nasty, freezing fog over the next

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couple of days. Quite localised but tricky out there on the roads.

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Disruption possible. Check out your BBC local radio station, go online

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for the latest updates where you are. The fog thickening up as I

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subpoenaing, particularly across southern parts of the UK. There are

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warnings in force with some patches of fog elsewhere, too. A cold one,

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needless to say. Some places already well below freezing. Where you have

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cloud cover, hovering just above. Some showers around, too, coming out

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of the cloud. So ice around first thing in the morning. Let's

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concentrate on the fog. It includes the London area, some of the

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airports could be affected. Allow extra

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