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Good evening and welcome. The bell of a Hull trawler, the Gaul, has
been rung today in honour of the men who lost their lives when the vessel
sank, 40 years ago. A memorial service took place to remember all
of those from the city who've been lost at sea, as Emma Massey reports.
One minute's silence in memory of men lost at sea marked by the sound
of this bell. It had once sat on board the Gaul. The trawler sank 40
years ago with the largest loss of life in the history of the fishing
industry, with up to 36 fisherman losing their lives. Families of
those lost attended the service. It is incredibly important and part of
the history. It has to be kept going for years and years. It helps the
families. For the sake of the thousands who have lost their lives,
we must continue to tell the stories. It is part of our story.
Today's annual service is held to remember all the lives from Hull
that have been lost at sea. I have come from a shift `` from a fishing
family and a fishing community and I have lost family at sea. I would not
miss this for anything. There was also news today of the city's
long`awaited memorial for lost trawlermen. I was on the committee
for many years and it is something we have been working for four`day
long time and we are at that point for being realised. Next year's
service will be at the new memorial. Wreaths were laid and floral
tributes cast into the sea. It was a chance to reflect on the risk the
men took doing their jobs. Something people who came today hope will
never be forgotten. Lincolnshire Police are
investigating after a body was found in the River Witham in Lincoln.
Officers were called to Spa Road near the city centre earlier today
after a rower reported seeing a body in the water. The police underwater
search unit has now recovered the body, and a postmortem examination
will take place later. A Lincolnshire church could shut its
doors for good unless parishioners can raise enough money to repair it.
The spire on St Margaret's in Thimbleby near Horncastle has been
dismantled for safety reasons. But now it's down, repairs still can't
go ahead unless enough funds are raised. We've got a very long road
to go along. In total, the total repairs and refurbishing, we are
looking in excess of ?150,000. We are confident we can do it.
Difficult decisions are facing those who manage the East Yorkshire coast,
after the damage of this winter's storms. At Spurn Point, the road was
washed away. Now the BBC's Countryfile programme has been
investigating the best way to protect the coast, and whether we
can afford big defences. We can build them but they are extremely
expensive, so if you build more you will have to spend more on
maintaining them. Predictions for climate change suggest larger and
bigger storms will become more frequent in the future. The storm
events that we had in December could recover every ten or 20 years. And
you can see more of that report, including alternatives to heavy sea
walls, on Countryfile later tonight on BBC One.
Onto football now, and Scunthorpe United are still flying high after
their 14th game unbeaten in League Two. In the Premier League, Hull
City finally got their first win of 2014 against Steve Bruce's old club,
Sunderland. An old stamping ground for Steve
Bruce. But the former Sunderland manager returned to the Stadium of
Light with his Hull City team still searching for its first league win
of the year. Fortunately his old team gave Hull a helping hand when
Wes Brown was sent off for bringing down Shane Long.
Nothing came of the resulting free`kick, but the Tigers scored
soon after. Long getting a touch on Jake Livermore's shot from a corner.
Hull had further chances to score, but it wasn't until just after the
hour when Long's fellow strike partner, Nikicia Jelavic, headed
home after a deflection to score his first goal since coming to the club.
The partnership is starting to flourish a bit only have started
doing what I knew they would do in terms of their quality. In League
Two, Scunthorpe United welcomed top`of`the`table Chesterfield to
Glanford Park, and took the lead after 15 minutes through Sam
Winnall. But on the stroke of half time, the Iron gave away a penalty
and Owen Doyle equalised for the visitors.
The draw means Scunthorpe remain in second place in the table.
Let's get the weather forecast now, with Kay Crewdson.
Through this evening, all parts should be largely dry and overnight
we are looking at some clear skies and lighter winds than of late, so
both of those sectors up for the touch of frost with temperatures
dropping to around freezing. HLA and frosty start, watch out for an icy
start. Dry and bright with decent spills of sunshine and isolated
showers across Lincolnshire. Good evening. We have a significant
number of severe warnings out. Most of them have been issued on the
River Thames today. Now, of course, with more rain due this week, that
is not good news, and as well as that, we are expecting some gales as
well on the coast. But this week, perhaps an increased risk of some
snow as well. At the moment we are in a quiet spell of weather, with
fewer showers around, this evening and overnight. There is a risk as