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Good afternoon. Soldiers will parade through
Grantham later to mark the disbandment of their regiment and a
formation of a new one. The parade will mark the disbandment of 160
Transport Regiment which has been based at Prince William of
Gloucester Barracks since 1995. At the same, a new unit will be formed
` the 160 Lincoln Squadron based in Sobraon Barracks in Lincoln.
Veteran Lincolnshire MP Sir Peter Tapsell says he expects his
Conservative group to choose a replacement within months. The
member for Louth and Horncastle, who's the longest`serving MP in the
Commons, confirmed his decision to stand down last night. He didn't
comment on reports that London Mayor Boris Johnson may stand for his
seat. But says his successor has a lot of hard work to do. I am staying
on for another 14 months. I am merely, as a matter of courtesy and
sense, telling the association I am giving them one year of warning to
not stand again. So they can get a jolly good candidate. And he would
take one year to get well`known, it is a very big city.
Hull City manager Steve Bruce says his team face a pivotal time in
their Premier League season. George Boyd will miss today's game with
West Bromwich Albion after being suspended for spitting at Manchester
City's Joe Hart last weekend. Bruce says both teams need the points
today. A big game for both clubs. And if we can win it, it would set
us up very nicely for the most pivotal couple of weeks, I think. We
have got back`to`back away games after this one in quick succession.
So if we can get off and running to a good start tomorrow, it will be
terrific. That game is on BBC Radio
Humberside's FM frequency later today. Scunthorpe's game with Burton
is on AM. Grimsby Town travel to Nuneaton Town. You can hear that on
Digital and online. And Lincoln City are also away, they make the journey
to Gateshead. BBC Radio Lincolnshire have that game from 2pm.
Hundreds of shire horses from across Europe are in Grantham this weekend.
The Shire Horse Society's National Show is the world's largest
gathering of the breed. Spectators are coming from Australia and the
USA, as Kate Sweeting reports. When you are a champion shire horse
stallion, getting ready takes time. This is Benefactor and his owner Ron
Calder has been breeding these animals since the 1970s. They are
gentle giants. Now everyone has come to use them in riding and it is a
great pleasure to see them, and just have them for pleasure. They are
getting ready for the Shire Horse Society's national show which is
taking place in Grantham this weekend. It is attracting 300
enthusiasts from all over the world. Hard to believe, then, that this
breed was once on the brink of extinction. In the early 60s we were
down to only about 14 horses that year, and gradually we have managed
to increase the numbers since then. We are at about 400 a year now, but
they are still recognised as a rare breed in the country.
This weekend, the competition will be fierce but Ron is hoping that he
and Benefactor can bring home some silverware.
It has been a bright start to the day.
Let's get the weather forecast now, with Jennifer Bartrum.
Hello there. After a bright morning for many of us, we will see more in
the way of showers this afternoon. Some of the showers could be fairly
heavy, we could see some hail and thunder, possibly even sleet and
snow over the higher ground. It is going to be a chilly day,
temperatures no higher than eight or nine degrees. The showers continue
overnight, we could see some problems with ice by tomorrow
morning, it is going to be a chilly night, temperatures dipping back to
around three degrees Celsius. A chilly start to Sunday, showers
continuing with bright spells in between.
chilly start to Sunday, showers Not so great then. That is all from
us for a lunchtime. Goodbye. Hello. The weekend started with
snowcapped hills and blue sky. Since then, more clout has built and the
showers have broken out widely. Some heavy downpours and hell stones. --
he'll stones. This is all part and parcel of the colder weather
weekend. There is a wintry