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Good evening, and welcome to Look North. Tributes have been paid to a
father and son who were both killed in a crash near Goole on Saturday.
Derek Sarkar and his 14-year-old son Ethan died on the A614 near
East Cowick. Mr Sarkar's wife and daughter remain in a critical
condition in hospital. A third woman, Sheila Stavert-Lee from York,
also died. Our correspondent Vicky Johnson reports.
Close friends of 14-year-old Ethan Sarkar paying their respects at the
family home. The teenager from Birmingham died along with his
father Derek in a head-on collision at the Aire and Calder bridge on
the A 614 near Goole. He was funny, amazing. If you were down, he would
always make you smile. He was always there for you. Hard working.
Tributes to Ethan were also left outside his school. He was a front
seat passenger in his father's VW Golf. The driver of the other car,
70-year-old Sheila Stavert Lee from near York also died. Ethan's 9-
year-old sister Abbey and his mother Karen are still critically
ill in Leeds General Infirmary. People living near the scene of the
crash say it is a dangerous road and more needs to be done to
improve safety. I think it is traffic calming
measures and making people aware that it is a dangerous sport.
Friends back in Birmingham say the Sarkars were in East Yorkshire
visiting relatives when the tragedy happened.
In other news, the National Farmers Union is warning cattle farmers to
look out for cases of Schmallenberg, a disease which causes birth
defects in livestock. One sheep in Lincolnshire has been infected. And
with hundreds of spring calves due to be born over the coming weeks,
it's a tense time for many cattle farmers. Linsey Smith's report
contains a picture of a dead lamb. I just got back and had a look
round to and a cow has second had a set of twins while I was away.
Fantastic. Michael Read's family have been
breeding pedigree Lincoln Reds for over 70 years. Over the next few
weeks, many of these cows will give birth to young worth up to �1,200
each. Meaning Schmallenberg could be an expensive problem for cattle
farmers. Touch wood, we have not had an infection so far. It is at
the back of your mind that there is this disease. Cattle are about 10
times more valuable than sheep. It is obviously very serious for the
sheep for work as well. So far, there have been 176 cases
of Schmallenberg confirmed across England. 164 in sheep, one of which
is in Lincolnshire. Only 12 cases have been found in cattle. But with
spring calving underway, hundreds of cows are due to give birth
imminently. I do not think this is a Schmallenberg Virus stop Nick
Timson is a vet from Louth. He has been asked to examine a dead lamb,
which it turns out does not have the disease. The National Farmers
Union say farmers and vets are the eyes and ears of the industry. It's
crucial any suspected cases are reported to help track
Schmallenberg. There are key signs a farmer can look out for. The calf
is Bournemouth sometimes with a twisted neck or bent legs -- is a
born sometimes with a twisted neck or bent legs.
Scientists in Surrey are still testing midges to better understand
this disease. Until a vaccine is developed, there is nothing farmers
can do to protect themselves. For many, that vaccine can't be
developed soon enough. Linsey Smith BBC Look North.
Organisers behind this year's Hull marathon say it was such a success,
they have already pencilled in another event on Easter Sunday next
year. Around 1,400 runners took part yesterday, helping raise
thousands of pounds for charity. Those behind the race say they're
hoping to at least double the number of entries for 2013.
David Hockney's exhibition of paintings featuring East Yorkshire
at the Royal Academy of Arts ends today. Around half a million people
have been to see the exhibition by the Bridlington-based artist, which
includes many scenes from the Wolds. It's hoped the show will help to
put East Yorkshire on the tourist map.
I think it is very good for people to be reminded of her beautiful --
of how beautiful East Yorkshire is. It is not a conventional tourist
area. I hope now that people will discover the pleasures of rural
landscapes. It has been a busy Easter Monday
afternoon of sport. In football, Hull City managed their second win
in 13 games. Middlesbrough took the lead in the first half, but City
pulled it back early in the second thanks to this from Josh King. Then
in the 87th minute, Matty Fryatt scored the 100th league goal of his
career, to give the Tigers the 2-1 win. City remain four points off
the play off places. It ended goalless between Carlisle
United and Scunthorpe United. It means the Iron are now eight points
clear of the relegation zone. And a good afternoon for our Conference
teams. Grimsby Town beat Gateshead 2-0, while Lincoln City got five
past strugglers Darlington. Danny Lloyd, Jefferson Lewis and Jamie
Taylor the scorers. In rugby league, a disappointing afternoon for Hull
FC, going down 22 points to 4 at league leaders Huddersfield Giants.
Better news for Hull KR though, beating Salford 18-10. And you can
of course catch all the action from today's rugby league games on the
Super League show at 11.40 on BBC one tomorrow night.
And finally, a full size replica of a supersonic car has been on
display at the University of Lincoln today. The Bloodhound will
attempt to break the world land speed record next year by
travelling at 1,000 an hour. It was in the city as part of a special
event aimed at encouraging more children into engineering.
We wanted to put together some kind of event to inspire young children
into engineering and science. That is what the real event is. Between
us, we thought how can we do it? What better way than to bring a
replica of a car that is going to attempt to break the world land
Good evening. Quite a cloudy end to the day with a showery outbreaks of
rain. The winter will increase towards dawn. -- the wind. Quite a
breezy start to the day tomorrow. Variable cloud, sunny spells, but
showers will develop. The wind will ease down later and temperatures of
10 or 11 degrees. As we go through the week, we will keep that mix of