12/03/2017 Look North (Yorkshire)


12/03/2017

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Welcome to Look North. continues.

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Rail passengers in Yorkshire are being warned they'll face

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as members of the RMT union go on strike.

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It's part of a dispute over plans to remove guards from trains.

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More than 1,000 services will be cancelled, and commuters have been

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It won't be such a straightforward journey for train passengers

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tomorrow, when the members of the RMT strike.

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The union are concerned about plans to change the role of guards -

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currently they open and close doors when a train arrives at a station,

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but Arriva North want a driver to do that on their own.

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We believe that having a second person on all trains provides

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assurances to the travelling public, and it's an additional safety

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measure in the event that the driver becomes incapacitated.

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If you are trying to get from Bradford Forster Square

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into Leeds for a 9am start tomorrow, you might just make it.

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If you are coming home after work, then your last train

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But if you need to get home after work from Bradford to Ilkley,

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The advice to passengers is to make alternative arrangements if you can,

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It is a similar picture at stations across Yorkshire.

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More than 1,000 services are cancelled.

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There will be no services before 7am, and the last trains on most

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They have got to get to work, the commuters,

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and I understand them being upset, but what else can they do?

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How are they going to get their voice heard?

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It is not good for these people in general.

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It will affect most of the activities that are going on.

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For me, I think it is not the right decision, really.

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If there are no guards, who will help them?

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Who will be there with the passengers?

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So, for public safety, it is better to have the guards there.

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That is the issue that has sparked this dispute,

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but Arriva North see drivers can operate doors safely on their own.

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We put safety at the heart of everything that we do.

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The Independent Rail Regulator has actually indicated that this

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is as safe as conductor operation of the doors.

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A tricky commute ahead for passengers tomorrow,

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with unions warning that, if a deal can't be reached,

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Abi Jaiyeola, BBC Look North, Bradford.

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For the latest information on the strike tomorrow,

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go to BBC.co.uk/Leeds, York or Sheffield,

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A woman has died after being hit by a stolen car in Doncaster.

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62-year-old grandmother Susan Gravel was knocked down in Stainforth

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Police believe the silver or grey BMW was stolen.

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Mrs Gravel's family have called her "loving and caring"

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and say they're devastated by her death.

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You might have noticed some celebrations in Leeds today.

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It was the 15th St Patrick's Day parade in the city,

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and thousands of supporters and spectators were there.

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A colourful convoy of banners, bands and floats took to the streets

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for a day of "Leeds Going Irish", with celebrations continuing

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The first St Patrick's Day parade to be held in Leeds was back in 1999.

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It's estimated 20,000 people in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

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are now volunteering for their local authority,

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as funding cuts in the region hit the ?2 billion mark.

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So, does this mean the idea of a Big Society is alive and well?

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Ask not what your country can do for you -

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ask what you can do for your country.

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A bold statement from David Cameron back in 2010, but, seven years on,

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Welcome to Lower Wharfedale in North Yorkshire, where volunteers

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We know that, you know, councils are suffering at the moment,

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but even when there were good times, we volunteered to help.

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The council cuts meant the closure of the Stocksbridge Leisure Centre

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near Sheffield, but it was saved by a group of very dedicated people,

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many giving up their time while retired,

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and, as the working age increases, there are concerns

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It is a concern, so we try always to think of how we can, sort of,

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bring younger people in and get younger people involved.

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Three days of paid volunteering leave was pledged by

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the Conservatives in 2015, so is that the answer?

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I don't think the Government is ever going to say to an employer,

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you must free people up for three days to make this work,

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so I think it's always going to be something which is around

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encouragement and carrots rather than sticks.

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The concern is that, unless the Government

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backs up its pledge, community groups will be left

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to pick up the pieces with a diminishing pool of volunteers.

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On to Super League, Wakefield won a tight match against Salford 24-22.

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Castleford Tigers showed why they are the early-season

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Super League leaders with a 34-0 win at Widnes, their fourth in a row.

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Now let's take a look at the weather.

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A much colder night in store than we have had in recent nights.

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A little bit of cloud to get out of the way with first,

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but then we will be left with clear skies through the night.

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Under the clear skies, the temperatures will be falling

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to around four or five Celsius, but we could see a touch of frost

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That does mean it's going to be quite a cold start tomorrow morning.

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We will see some spells of sunshine during the morning,

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clouding over with cloud from the north-west as we head

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into the afternoon, but still the sunshine will break

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through, and temperatures tomorrow will be getting up to a high

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For the rest of the week, it looks fairly decent.

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Lots of cloud around as we head into Tuesday,

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Hello, the weather was hit-and-miss today across the UK, bit of

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sunshine, a few spots of rain, the skies are clearing now, particularly

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in western area, and unlike the last few nights, this coming night, it is

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going to turn chilly, there is a touch of frost on the way, these are

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clouds from today. Some

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