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on the BBC News channel, with all the very latest on the dramatic
day's events in Ukraine. Good evening. Lincolnshire police
say a march by members of the English Defence League against a
proposed Islamic Centre in Grantham was peaceful. 250 officers escorted
a similar number of protesters through the town. A senior officer
would not reveal the cost of policing the event.
Described as an anti`Islam protest by its organisers, demonstrators
were bussed in from across the country. Some here made it clear
they weren't welcome. Take your prejudice away, we don't want it.
Escorted by police, the English Defence League marched through
Grantham town centre. We get a big centre, within two years that town,
that area is dominated Muslim and forcing all the Christians out, all
the Catholics out. We have no problem with the Muslim community.
What we have a problem with is extremism. The fact that the people
of Grantham are not being given a choice over what gets built in their
town is absolutely idisgusting. It is those plans for an Islamic
community centre here that prompted the march.
But celebrating multiculturalism, there was also a small
counterdemonstration. I do not think it was a particularly big issue.
They are preaching to this group. Freedom of religion should be for
everybody. The days when we used to burn people at the stake for having
the wrong religion are over and we want to keep it that way. Separating
the two protests a wall of police, 250 officers brought in from five
police forces across the East Midlands. This is the fourth far
right wing protest in the county in the last six months. It is a real
challenge for us. We are able to organise it sometime in advance
which helps reduce the cost but, as you have seen, we have a significant
number of officers here and that will have an impact on other places.
There were a few minor scuffles. It was a noisy but peaceful
demonstration. The planning application for the community centre
goes before the council next month and, if granted, the EDL says it
will protest here again. Lincolnshire County Council has
confirmed it will freeze council tax for the fourth year. The authority
joins novel into and East Riding Council which are also Conservative
run. In keeping 2014 bills the same as last year.
Hull City have bounced back with a massive away win at Cardiff. The
score was 4`nil. It was Steve Bruce's 100th win. Recent signing
scored two. Hull City move up to 11th in the league. Scunthorpe
United continue their run at the top of league two. They beat
Portsmouth, 5`1 making them joint league leaders.
Lincoln drew 1`1 to Chester and Grimsby are out of the FA Trophy and
will not be going to Wembley. Cambridge were overall winners in
the two legs. Luke Campbell will fight in front of a sell`out crowd
tonight at the whole arena. He is looking for his fifth straight win
as a professional boxer. Standing in his way is a Norfolk man.
Preparations went brilliant. They couldn't have gone any better,
really. We've had some great sparring. All is great. I'm in great
shape and ready to put on a good show for the fans. You can't put a
price on the support you get from the fans. I just hope I can keep
performing and they keep coming back and watching and supporting. We will
have a report from the fight on tomorrow's Look North at 620 PM. For
now let us get the weather forecast with Jennifer Bartram. Hello there,
good evening. For many of us it was a lovely, dry, spring`like day. But
as we get into tomorrow we are going to start to see the winds
increasing, gale force winds at times. That cloud is going to build
from the west as we go through the night. This evening we could see
some spots of rain, particularly in northern and western parts. Most
areas should remain dry and fairly cloudy overnight. That wind picking
up to gale force as we go through the night. The temperatures dropping
back to around seven degrees Celsius will feel fairly mild. For Sunday
morning we start off on a fairly cloudy note. As we go through the
day we are going to feel that wind speed pick up to gale force or
severe gale force winds. Gusts of 35 to 40 mph. A very windy day to come
but it is going to be feeling mild, highs of 12 Celsius. Look North is
back tomorrow, enjoy the rest of your weekend. Goodbye.
Hello. For some places today I am sure it felt that spring is just
around the corner. However, looming large, coming in from the Atlantic,
this broad belt of cloud and this will bring rain to western hills
with rain overnight moving into Scotland, Northern Ireland, trying
to push into England and Wales but many eastern areas will be dry. The
winds will be picking up, 60 miles an hour or so around the Irish Sea
coast but with the wind, cloud and rain it should be mild everywhere,
typically six or seven Celsius. Tomorrow, some windy weather,
especially in the morning around the Irish Sea coasts. A lot more rain
for the western areas, heavy