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first British champion. That is it for now.
Good evening. Independent traders in Beverley say
the disruption caused by the refurbishment of the market place
has lost them thousands of pounds in business. They're calling on the
council to do more to advertise the fact that the works are coming to an
end in the hope of attracting more shoppers back to the town. Caroline
Bilton reports. They've been working on this for
over a year but the end is finally in sight. In four weeks' time, the
transformation of Beverley's Saturday Market will be complete but
for local traders here, it has come at a cost. It has affected takings
really badly. I would say that currently we are taking about half
of what we would normally take in a week at the same time of year.
Emma Curtis runs this clothing boutique ` she fears the work may
have put people off shopping here. People now need to be encouraged
back. There needs to be a lot of good advertising about it, work
coming to an end and Beverley is open for business and there are lots
of fantastic shops here. This has been a controversial scheme
from the start when protests took place to keep the cobbles. It lead
to a compromise being made by the council but it also meant the work
would take a further ten weeks. I think always the worry is that you
think, have people find somewhere else to go in the meantime? `` have
people found somewhere else to go? And that we don't know until it has
all cleared up and people start to come back. The work was planned
extremely carefully. We carried out work on footpaths in the first
instance so we maintained access to every business in Beverley at all
times. The key message for me is, Beverley is open for business. There
are other car parks just off the Market Square, off Lairgate, off New
Watergate, all the businesses are open and have been open throughout
this period of work. It has been awkward to get around but it has
been worth it in the end, I think. It looks really good. We thought the
disabled parking was at that end but now you can't drive through, you
have to come out and come round. It will be safer for the pedestrians,
I'd imagine, but a bit confusing for the cars. You just can't get parked.
They have made a whole mess of the place. I think something had to be
done. Whether we have got best value for money...
This jewellery store has also seen a drop in trade, but it's hoping the
works will benefit them in the long`term. It's cost ?2.6m ` traders
here are counting down the days to find out if it's enough to entice
shoppers back to this town. Caroline Bilton, BBC Look North, Beverley.
A credit union which offers loans has secured ?200,000 to expand its
services in Grimsby. Supporters of the project say it's essential to
stop people signing up for high`interest loans. Seven new jobs
at the union are being created with the money. With the welfare reforms
that have been happening over the last two or three years, a lot of
people are in a lot of need and therefore, as the council, we have
invested a lot of money in order to bring the credit union into the
21st`century, fit for purpose. Onto Rugby League, and both Hull
teams have been in action. It was an afternoon to forget for Hull FC as
they lost 7`0 to Widnes. But it was better news for Hull Kingston
Rovers. They beat Bradford 16`0. In football, Hull City are eight points
above the Premier League relegation places after beating West Brom 2`0.
And in League Two, Scunthorpe United are in second after another narrow
win. Simon Spark has the details. Shane Long was the centre of
attention as the team he left in January were the visitors to the KC
Stadium, and his was a pivotal role as Hull eased their relegation
concerns. The Irishman went down in the area to earn a penalty that Ben
Foster saved from Nikica Jelavic, before Liam Rosenior headed in for
his first goal since October 2009. Six minutes later, Long then added
the second, after West Brom had failed to clear a corner. The second
half was less eventful, with Long's strike against the post from 20
yards the highlight for the home team, but Steve Bruce had targeted
ten wins for survival this season, and the Tigers now have nine.
Overall, we have managed to take the points off the teams that really are
going to be around us. Today was that day. We have not played well on
the day, but we have done enough, we have done enough with our resilience
and attitude to get a result which obviously is very important at this
stage. In League Two, Paddy Madden's goal
was enough to beat Burton and move Scunthorpe United into second. The
Iron had not managed a shot on target until Madden's second`half
volley, and despite having a penalty saved, they stretched their club
record unbeaten run to 22 games. Shire horses from across Europe have
been in Grantham this weekend. The Shire Horse Society's National Show
is the world's largest gathering of the breed. Spectators have come from
as far afield as Australia and the USA for the event which showcases
the Society's work protecting the endangered breed. We have got people
here from America, Germany, Sweden, France, Austria, Switzerland.
England is the home of the shire horse. A lot of people come from
overseas where there are quite big shire horse populations because they
want to see the best. And this is where the best is, this show.
Let's get the weather now, with Kay Crewdson.
Hello. Good evening. A fair few showers that will continue but they
will fizzle out as we had overnight. All parts dry. The breeze will stay
fairly light and we will have predominantly clear skies. A frost
forming overnight tonight, temperatures dropping to below
freezing. A cold and frosty start tomorrow morning, watch out for ice
where we have had showers, but it is going to be a fine start, dry and
bright, plenty of sunshine through the day tomorrow. The breeze
freshens from the south, temperatures rise to around 10
degrees. temperatures rise to
Good night. Hello. Following today's showers,
tonight is going to be much colder. Clear skies, light winds, a recipe
for a widespread frost. Sharp showers for the next couple of
hours. From East Yorkshire