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There's more throughout the evening on the BBC News
Good evening. Taxi drivers in Grimsby claim there has been a
significant increase in violence towards them. A new group in the
town called Taxis for Change say it is getting so bad that it could lead
to a shortage of night time drivers. Roy has been a Taxi Driver for 13
years. He says more recently violence has increased. This month
he was the victim of an attempted robbery by a. You get people who do
a runner. That was the first thing going through my mind. Then I
realised it was more than that. I was a key. A colleague of mine came
far worse off. Ended up in hospital as a result. I believe we are easy
target and are very vulnerable. Police are urging drivers not to
pick up people if they think they look suspicious. Groups of people
will wake till they get to the destination and they will rob their
takings. We see more of that at weekends. Nursing to taxi drivers,
if something doesn't look right, don't stop for that person. Group
has been found in the town with more than 70 members. They say violence
could lead to a shortage of drivers during the night. It is quite bad
now. I have been assaulted three times. It is now getting to the
stage where people are going to stop going out at my.
Right now only drives during the day.
I will only pick up people from outside our home or workplace. He is
now going to install CCTV inside his cab. Each wants all drivers to do
the same. Lincolnshire skier Jade Etherington
says she was honoured to lead out Team GB at the closing ceremony of
the Winter Paralympics in Sochi this afternoon. It follows a hugely
successful games for the partially sighted skier in which she won four
medals. The most successful British woman in
the history of the Winter Paralympics leads out Team GB during
today's closing ceremony in Sochi. Four medals in four separate events
was enough for Lincolnshire's Jade Etherington and her guide Caroline
Powell to break a record that has stood since 1984. And it could have
been more. Illness prevented Jade from competing in her last race, the
Giant Slalom, this morning. On Twitter she said she was gutted, but
that soon turned to joy when she revealed she had been chosen as the
Team GB flagbearer. She said she was honoured to have been selected and
hoping she would be well enough. A proud moment for her families and
supporters back home. And Jade is due to arrive back in
the UK tomorrow. Parts of the A158 in Lincolnshire
have been closed in both directions for most of the afternoon because of
a crash. The road in Fulnetby was closed because of what police
described as a serious accident involving a car and a motorcycle.
East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire MPs are urging the Chancellor to invest
in the region, ahead of Wednesday's Budget. Many are hoping George
Osborne will give the go`ahead to the electrification of the Hull to
Selby rail line. MPs from all sides say families in our area need a
helping hand from the government. Obviously we want to see the
electrification of the real`life. We have some local asks as well as
national ones. The big wish list would be killed more social and
council housing. That stimulates the whole economy.
Rugby league, and Hull FC have narrowly lost to Castleford Tigers.
The Black and Whites led for much of the game, but ended up losing 19`16.
Football, and Scunthorpe United boss Russ Wilcox says he's relieved to
have ended a run of four straight draws with a win at Plymouth
yesterday. The Iron extended their unbeaten run to twenty one games.
Dave Syers scored this in the 79th minute ` his tenth of the season.
Substitute Hakeeb Adelakun then caused the ball to rebound off the
Plymouth keeper for the second. The result leaves them second in League
Two. You will be able to watch all the
highlights from that game tomorrow night, on Late Kick Off which starts
at 11:20pm on BBC One. You can then see highlights of the
Hull FC game and Hull KR against Wigan after that. That is on the
Super League Show at 11:50pm. It has been a fairly blustery day
for many of us. We have seen is in decent spells of sunshine. However
the cloud has thickened as we have headed through towards the evening.
That will stay with us for most of the night. The wind will be breezy
from the West. Temperatures dropping back to around eight degrees. Mild
start to Monday morning. In the way of cloud and we have seen today.
Will be some breaks. For most of us, it will be fairly dull and overcast.
Temperatures looking at around highs of ten and 11 degrees. As we head
into Tuesday, we might see the odd spot of light rain or drizzle as a
weather front moves through. Again, a fairly cloudy day. It will be
breezy. Temperatures up to a high of 14.
We are back at 10:15pm. Enjoy your evening. Goodbye.
Good evening. Apologies for sounding Southeast centric, but it is
difficult when London had a high of 20 this afternoon, 68 Fahrenheit.
Lovely sunshine across England, Wales and eastern Scotland. Some
cloud on west facing coasts, and they struggle to get into double
figures. More cloud in the week ahead. Brain from time to time and
not quite as warm as we have had in recent days. -- rain. There will be
cloud dragging across the country through the night. Showery rain
continuing in the north-west of Scotland. The winds will ease down
overnight. We start off on a breezy night in Scotland. The rain will
intensify for a time as it pushes off into the northern eyes, slowly
easing during the afternoon. Elsewhere, a cloudy start to the