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Welcome. BBC Look North has learned that more than 7 tonnes of rubbish
has been cleared from one of East Yorkshire's busiest roads in the
last two weekends. East Riding of Yorkshire council, which is
responsible for the A63, says amongst the rubbish are hundreds of
bottles of urine, which have been thrown from vehicles. Kate Sweeting
reports. It's been called the gateway to
Hull and East Yorkshire, the A63 is one of the areas busiest roads, but
many businesses are claiming the increasing amount of litter is
giving visitors the wrong impression. It's a problem local
MPs are now keen to solve. If you get off the ferry, it looks
unsightly, rubbish blowing around, it has been mentioned by businesses
that are interested in investing. It needs to be tidied up. It looks
as if we don't care about the area. We are promoting the area. It is
not just this road but rural roads people have raised it with me. A
big increase in litter. 40 tons of rubbish is cleared, it costs
taxpayers �45,000. Nationally, the bills come in at nearly �10 million.
We want businesses to be placed in the best possible light. My
business is based on tourism and family attractions. People expect
more. The biggest problem is people are lazy. Passengers chucking stuff
out. It is not a good impression. Amongst the rubbish are hundreds of
bottles of urine thought to have been discarded by lorry drivers,
and even syringes. Some residents have called for community payback
workers to be used to pick up litter - something the council says
isn't safe. It's a dangerous road, a high-speed vehicles and we have
to have restrictions. The staff need to be trained, highly trained,
using the equipment. We need to ensure everything is done safely
and motorists are not distracted. The council is now calling for more
people to report littering in the hope of encouraging drivers, to
clean up their act. An elderly care hospital ward in
Lincolnshire which was strongly criticised by the Care Quality
Commission in February is to close. The Clayton Ward at Lincoln County
hospital will shut as part of a so called site reconfiguration. It was
criticised for unacceptable levels of care of patients and problems
with staffing. Hundreds of people have been on the
streets of Beverley today for the re-enacting of the Easter Story.
The event took place in the open air as costumed actors presented
"The Beverley Passion". The drama ended in a crucifixion scene in the
town's Market place. Our reporter There were seven dramatic events in
the last week of Jesus's life and this morning each one was played
This is the third passion play to be staged in the town. It marks for
Christians regard as the most important date in the religious
calendar. It's a huge reminder and refined as we move through the town,
the public ask meaningful questions about what it is all about and what
we're witnessing. It is quite an amazing way of being an evangelist.
With dramatic impact, Jesus was played by Mark, a role which could
not be more different from his day- job as a flooring contractor.
appearance plays a big part. The first year we did it I was the only
one in Beverly with a beard and long hair. They asked me to play
the part of Jesus. It's a privilege. Beverley passion was performed by
members of seven local churches, a realistic portrayal which was to
move many to tears. It breaks my heart. It is as real today as it
was then. The passion play could be a biannual event in Beverley, a
moving reminder of what Easter is all about.
Hull FC remain second in Super League tonight thanks to a big
derby day win over rivals Hull Kingston Rovers. Robins coach Craig
Sandercock said his team had fallen into a hole. Our sports reporter
Simon Clark was there. This was the 215th running of
rugby's most enduring Derby. It was a cagey first half until this. This
is a fairy-tale. He rushed out of retirement, scoring against the old
enemy. Into the second half and Jordon Turner was on the end of
this. The first of three tries for him. As the half wore on, the black
and white Rovers hit time and time again. Hull FC 36, Hull KR 6.
think we were beaten by the better team today. To be fair, Rovers
looked tired. Rovers went to sleep in the second half! Those last 20
minutes, we fell into a whole. Hull played outstanding rugby league.
gave away a lot of weight and height to the opposition. A bigger
forward pack. I would not swap my blokes anything. You might think
Craig has most to think about, there is work to do. Peter gentle
reminded France this is a typical month coming up for the club
starting with one of their main rivals, Huddersfield on Monday.
Scunthorpe United have gone a long way to securing League One survival
thanks to a victory over Exeter City. Striker Jon Parkin came off
the substitutes bench to score the only goal of the game and fire
United up to 14th in the table. They're now seven points clear of
the relegation zone with five games to go.
It's been an overcast start to the Easter weekend - but will it stay
that way? Lisa Gallagher has the We are looking at cloudy skies
through tonight and the clout will continue to be thick enough to give
rein. -- cloud. The wind is moderate. Temperatures dropping to
45 degrees. Maybe a drizzly start today, the cloud will thicken.
Bright and sunny spells developing. The small chance of a shower. Fu