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the Stephen, it could even more significant -- end of the season. I
will be Good evening from BBC Look North.
Soldiers have paraded in Gr`ntham today to mark the disbandment of
their regiment. The 160 Transport Regiment has been based at Prince
William of Gloucester Barracks since 1995. As that regiment disb`nded, a
new unit was formed ` the 160 Lincoln Squadron based in Sobraon
Barracks. Simon Spark saw today s events.
A parade to say goodbye. After 9 years based here at the Prince
William of Gloucester Barracks in Grantham, the disbandment p`rade of
160 Transport Regiment Royal Logistics Corps. Changes th`t are
part of the army's restructtring review. We have been changing for
hundreds of years. And we h`ve a tendency to change for the better.
We have done it so many timds in the past, here we are again changing.
But we are changing to deliver capability. We are changing to be
relevant. Their role providdd transport of combat supplies and
heavy lifting capability to support the regular army. Many had seen
lives lost during their timd, increasing the poignancy of the day.
Emotions running high. Lots of friends who have come and gone over
the years, lost lots of fridnds in tours and things like that. So those
thoughts are at the forefront of my mind. Yes, very sad. Very s`d. There
is a number of colleagues now, friends, who have already ldft
because there are no avenues for them to progress on because of the
disbandment and the loss of this regiment, unfortunately. It is mixed
emotions. Some people think it is good, some people don't. Evdry new
change we will take on board and deal with it as best as we can. The
flag bearing the emblem of the phoenix was lowered for a fhnal time
but in its spirit, 160 Lincoln Squadron will now be formed to
become part of the 158 Transport Regiment based at theSobraon
Barracks in Lincoln. Veteran Lincolnshire MP Sir Peter
Tapsell says he expects his Conservative group to choosd 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 dhdn'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 al staying on for another 14 months. I will
continue. I am merely, as a matter of courtesy and says, telling the
association, I am giving thdm one year warning that I will not stand
again so they can get a jolly good candidate and he will take one year
to get well`known. It is a constituency.
Onto today's football now, `nd Hull City were taking on West Bromwich
Albion today at the KC Stadhum. The Tigers scored two goals in the first
half, the first through Leroy Rosenior after Jelavic had his
penalty saved. Shane Long then scored against his old team, to make
it a comfortable win for Hull. In League Two, Scunthorpe United
took the lead on the hour through Paddy Madden, and although Gary
McSheffrey then missed a penalty, they held out for another whn.
In the Conference, Lincoln City went to Gateshead and were beaten 3` .
Jon Nolan got their goal. Btt it was better news for Grimsby Town. They
beat Nuneaton 1`0 with a go`l from Alex Rodman.
In Rugby League, Hull Kingston Rovers are still searching for their
first win of the season as they take on Bradford tomorrow. Rovers have
only a single point on the board, but are above the Bulls in the table
after the Yorkshire club were docked points. We have seen signs of
improvement every week put ht is about us doing the little things our
game plan for 80 minutes. `` doing the little things well and dxecuting
our game plan. That game is on BBC Radio
Humberside's AM frequency tomorrow, as well as on digital radio and
online. Hull FC take on Widnes at the KC Stadium. That's on FL and
online. A record total of more than ?51 million was raised during last
night's Sport Relief across the country. And today the Boston
Wheelers Cycling Club compldted their 300 mile cycle challenge which
took them to all four corners of Lincolnshire, so well done to them.
Let's get the weather forec`st now, with Jennifer Bartrum.
The shares we have seen tod`y will continue through the night. They
could be fairly heavy in pl`ces and on the higher ground we could see
some sleet and snow. They whll fade away by dawn, but it is going to be
a chilling night. Temperatures dropping back to two or thrde
degrees. It is going to be ` chilly start to Sunday, watch out for some
patches of ice where we havd had those showers, on the hole that is
going to be a dry day, some of the showers continuing along thd coast
and temperatures getting up to nine Celsius.
We were thinking the spring had come. We were foiled again. That is
all from us this evening. Enjoy the weekend. Goodbye.
moment, still hale and thunder too. As we turn the wind north-westerly,
these areas will bear the brunt of the showers