27/08/2012 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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Good evening and welcome to Look North. It's been confirmed that a

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body found in woodland in Beverley is that of missing teenager Jessica

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Blake. The 14-year-old disappeared on Saturday. Her body was found

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yesterday afternoon. Her disappearance sparked a huge

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reaction from members of the local community, who volunteered to help

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find her and last night lit candles Sarah Corker reports. Coming

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together to pay their respects to Jessica. Close to where the

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teenager's body was found, today friends made a small memorial to

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her. Amongst those laying flowers, people who had never met her but

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had helped in the search to find her. Being parents, your heart has

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to go out to her and her family. We came down to lay some flowers and

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show some respect, really. Described by friends as a quiet,

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shy girl, her disappearance on Saturday sparked a major search,

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including the use of a helicopter and specialist search teams. But on

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Sunday, a body was discovered near to where Jessica was last seen.

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This afternoon, Humberside Police confirmed the body found in woods

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near Chester Avenue is that of Jessica Blake. They say they are

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not treating her death as suspicious. This is now a community

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in mourning. At Beverley Minster last night, 200 people attended a

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candlelit vigil in her memory. it comes to a community, everybody

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sort of gathers together. Last night, people just having a chance

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to express the inexpressible, almost, where words will not do. To

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be able to light a candle. On a special Facebook page for Jessica,

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words of support and sympathy for her family. The outpourings of

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concern and upset and grief seen in the community, I think, shows just

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how much the community cares. is now a town coming to terms with

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the loss of one of their own so young. In spite of recent

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investment on the roads, motorists in North Lincolnshire say potholes

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are still making driving hazardous. The council says it has increased

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its maintenance budget by nearly �1.5 million to help repair road

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surfaces. But a recent report by the GMB union said road surfaces in

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the area are among the most deteriorated in the country. Nicola

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Hudson reports. Cracked, crumbling and littered with potholes. The 889

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miles of roads here in North Lincolnshire are rated as some of

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the worst in the country. Potholes are having a noticeable effect on

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business at this garage in Elsham. Last year I think we saw between 60

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and �70,000 worth of business directly due to tyre damage and

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wheel damage caused by potholes in the roads. Andrew Horner hit a two-

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inch pothole, leaving him with the repair bill running into hundreds

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of pounds. Councils haven't got the money to repair as much as they

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want to, but I wonder if they prioritise the right stretches of

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road. Investment in the road network in North Lincolnshire is

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increasing. This year's repair budget is �5.5 million, an increase

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of nearly �1.5 million on last year's spending. Last month, the

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council earmarked �580,000 for further improvements. Despite this,

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47% of roads in the area show some sign of deterioration. We can see

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broken road springs, suspension unit $:/STARTFEED. For this company,

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three call-outs each week are related to pot holes. Minor role

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roads are more likely to catch motorists out. This causes issues

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with suspension, coils and spring failures and steering geometry. You

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do tend to find the Sun rural roads like this with lots of Patches that

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have been repaired. But there are still quite a few potholes.

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Throughout the summer, teams are out improving the road network. But

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as the council struggles to keep on top of the ever growing list of

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repairs, it's the motorists who are left to pick up the bill. There are

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fresh warnings of job losses and the impact on Hull's economy if new

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pollution control measures for ships are enforced. EU governments

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want to restrict the sulphur content on shipping fuels. The Hull

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Chamber of commerce is warning that extra costs will be passed on to

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shipping and freight firms, which could mean job cuts and some

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companies pulling out of Hull. Hull City's manager says the Tigers need

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to take the chances they are given if they are to be successful in

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future. Hull had plenty of shots at the Valley on Saturday but none

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beat Charlton's goalkeeper. Amid thunder and lightning, the game

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finished in a goalless draw. Today, Steve Bruce says it's important the

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players turn chances into goals in tomorrow's match at Doncaster We

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have to take our chances. It's as simple as that. We have created

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enough away from home to come away and win the game. Particularly in

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the second half. We must persevere with that. It is a bit of a trait

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that has unfortunately set in. But as I said, let's hope we can start

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taking the chances that we are creating, because the longer it

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goes, the more frustrating it gets. Hull's match against Doncaster is

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tomorrow night. You can listen to the action on BBC Radio Humberside.

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They'll also have commentary from Scunthorpe's League Cup match at

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Norwich. Kick-off in both games is at 7.45pm. Just two of our teams

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have been in action today. It was an emphatic win for Grimbsy in the

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conference. The Mariners beat Mansfield 4 - 1 in their first home

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win of the season. Meanwhile, after a disappointing defeat to

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Macclesfield at the weekend, Lincoln City managed a 1-1 draw at

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Gateshead. It's not been the greatest Bank Holiday weather.

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Let's see what the rest of the week It has turned out to be a typically

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wet Bank Holiday Monday across many parts but at least tomorrow will

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show a significant improvement. Dry with sunshine. We have further,

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patchier outbreaks of rain spreading in from the south-west at

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first tonight but it turns drier with clear spells and temperatures

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down to 13 or 14 degrees. Tuesday, much better. There is a chance of

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the odd light shower but many parts will be dry and bright with some

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decent spells of sunshine and that will make it feel pleasantly warm.

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Let's look at tomorrow's maximum temperatures. Moderate south-west

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