06/04/2012 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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Welcome. BBC Look North has learned that more than 7 tonnes of rubbish

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has been cleared from one of East Yorkshire's busiest roads in the

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last two weekends. East Riding of Yorkshire council, which is

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responsible for the A63, says amongst the rubbish are hundreds of

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bottles of urine, which have been thrown from vehicles. Kate Sweeting

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reports. It's been called the gateway to

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Hull and East Yorkshire, the A63 is one of the areas busiest roads, but

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many businesses are claiming the increasing amount of litter is

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giving visitors the wrong impression. It's a problem local

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MPs are now keen to solve. If you get off the ferry, it looks

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unsightly, rubbish blowing around, it has been mentioned by businesses

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that are interested in investing. It needs to be tidied up. It looks

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as if we don't care about the area. We are promoting the area. It is

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not just this road but rural roads people have raised it with me. A

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big increase in litter. 40 tons of rubbish is cleared, it costs

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taxpayers �45,000. Nationally, the bills come in at nearly �10 million.

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We want businesses to be placed in the best possible light. My

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business is based on tourism and family attractions. People expect

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more. The biggest problem is people are lazy. Passengers chucking stuff

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out. It is not a good impression. Amongst the rubbish are hundreds of

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bottles of urine thought to have been discarded by lorry drivers,

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and even syringes. Some residents have called for community payback

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workers to be used to pick up litter - something the council says

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isn't safe. It's a dangerous road, a high-speed vehicles and we have

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to have restrictions. The staff need to be trained, highly trained,

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using the equipment. We need to ensure everything is done safely

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and motorists are not distracted. The council is now calling for more

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people to report littering in the hope of encouraging drivers, to

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clean up their act. An elderly care hospital ward in

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Lincolnshire which was strongly criticised by the Care Quality

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Commission in February is to close. The Clayton Ward at Lincoln County

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hospital will shut as part of a so called site reconfiguration. It was

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criticised for unacceptable levels of care of patients and problems

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with staffing. Hundreds of people have been on the

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streets of Beverley today for the re-enacting of the Easter Story.

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The event took place in the open air as costumed actors presented

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"The Beverley Passion". The drama ended in a crucifixion scene in the

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town's Market place. Our reporter There were seven dramatic events in

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the last week of Jesus's life and this morning each one was played

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This is the third passion play to be staged in the town. It marks for

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Christians regard as the most important date in the religious

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calendar. It's a huge reminder and refined as we move through the town,

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the public ask meaningful questions about what it is all about and what

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we're witnessing. It is quite an amazing way of being an evangelist.

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With dramatic impact, Jesus was played by Mark, a role which could

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not be more different from his day- job as a flooring contractor.

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appearance plays a big part. The first year we did it I was the only

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one in Beverly with a beard and long hair. They asked me to play

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the part of Jesus. It's a privilege. Beverley passion was performed by

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members of seven local churches, a realistic portrayal which was to

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move many to tears. It breaks my heart. It is as real today as it

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was then. The passion play could be a biannual event in Beverley, a

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moving reminder of what Easter is all about.

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Hull FC remain second in Super League tonight thanks to a big

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derby day win over rivals Hull Kingston Rovers. Robins coach Craig

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Sandercock said his team had fallen into a hole. Our sports reporter

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Simon Clark was there. This was the 215th running of

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rugby's most enduring Derby. It was a cagey first half until this. This

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is a fairy-tale. He rushed out of retirement, scoring against the old

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enemy. Into the second half and Jordon Turner was on the end of

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this. The first of three tries for him. As the half wore on, the black

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and white Rovers hit time and time again. Hull FC 36, Hull KR 6.

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think we were beaten by the better team today. To be fair, Rovers

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looked tired. Rovers went to sleep in the second half! Those last 20

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minutes, we fell into a whole. Hull played outstanding rugby league.

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gave away a lot of weight and height to the opposition. A bigger

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forward pack. I would not swap my blokes anything. You might think

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Craig has most to think about, there is work to do. Peter gentle

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reminded France this is a typical month coming up for the club

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starting with one of their main rivals, Huddersfield on Monday.

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Scunthorpe United have gone a long way to securing League One survival

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thanks to a victory over Exeter City. Striker Jon Parkin came off

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the substitutes bench to score the only goal of the game and fire

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United up to 14th in the table. They're now seven points clear of

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the relegation zone with five games to go.

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It's been an overcast start to the Easter weekend - but will it stay

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that way? Lisa Gallagher has the We are looking at cloudy skies

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through tonight and the clout will continue to be thick enough to give

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rein. -- cloud. The wind is moderate. Temperatures dropping to

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45 degrees. Maybe a drizzly start today, the cloud will thicken.

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Bright and sunny spells developing. The small chance of a shower. Fu

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