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more throughout the evening on the BBC News channel. We are back with
the late news that just Welcome to Look North.
A march has taken place in @shby in Scunthorpe as part of a campaign to
get the Government to pay for the funerals of ex`service personnel who
die with no relatives. Currdntly, they have what is known as `
council, or paupers', burial. But one funeral director from North
Lincolnshire is asking the Government to change that. Jessica
Lane has more. This march, the next step in Sue
Macleans' campaign. You can't re`do a funeral. It is like a birth and a
wedding, you can only do it once. A funeral for a service man or woman
has to be dignified, has bedn recognised. We cannot send them out
to war and expect them to come back and then forget them. The c`mpaign
started last November, when Sue rescued a man called Michael Clarke
from a council burial after a friend of his raised concern about the
funeral. It is the emotional matter for many taking part. It is a
brotherhood. As All the different forces ` Army, Navy, and Air Force.
We all appreciate what we h`ve all done. They have served their country
and they should be treated better than that. They shouldn't h`ve a
pauper's grave. They should have a proper service like everyond else
who can afford it. We have to make sure that as far as possibld medical
records flag that it is a vdteran. If that is done all the agencies can
kick in and make sure that that person is given a dignified
send`off. The government saxs there should be consideration when someone
who has served their countrx dies, but this it is up to the local
councils to provide a funer`l if they cannot afford to pay or if
there are no family left. As a result of the campaign, the North
Lincolnshire council has put aside ?10,000 to help pay for the
funerals. Sue says that that is very generous, but as each funer`l can
cost ?2500 it will not pay for many. Sue says that she wants things to
change, so she will take her campaign to Downing Street this
summer to hand over a letter to the Prime Minister. Jessica Land, BBC
Look North, Ashby. Two former soldiers from East
Yorkshire have been released from an Indian Jail where they've bden held
since October. Ray Tindall, from Hull, and Nicholas Simpson, who grew
up in Cottingham, left prison on bail this morning. Indian
authorities said the boat they were travelling in had arms on board that
didn't have the correct papdrwork. They will have to stay in India
until their case is resolved. The death of a man in Market Rasen
is being investigated by police Officers were called to a flat in
the town last night and found the 35`year`old. Two men, aged 43 and
23, have been arrested. The sister of a man who died in
police custody and then was at the centre of a body mix`up, has led a
demonstration in Hull, demanding further answers from the
authorities. Janet Alder's brother, Christopher, died at Queens Gardens
Police Station in April 1998. In 2011, it emerged there had been a
mix`up. Mr Alder's body had been kept in a mortuary for 11 ydars and
his family had buried a wom`n called Grace Kamara instead. No
prosecutions have been brought. I think it is important, not just for
me but for everybody else in Hull. How many more people have btried
people and it is been the wrong person? If they see it as an
accident, and they can't sax exactly how it has been done, how m`ny times
has it happened? I think it is a concern not just for me, but for
everybody else. In football, Hull City are nine
points clear of the relegathon zone, following a 1`0 win over Sw`nsea.
George Boyd scored the only goal of the game to give the Tigers the
victory that Steve Bruce sahd they needed to make sure of top`flight
football next season. In League Two, Scunthorpe United
need just two wins to securd promotion. Sam Winnall's penalty in
the first half gave the Iron a `0 win over Torquay to leave them
second in the table. In the Conference Premier, Grimsby Town are
third after a 1`0 win at Hereford. Lincoln City were held to a 0`0 by
Dartford. An exhibition of paintings rarely
seen in public has opened at a Hull museum. More than 30 works by the
artist Beryl Cook have gone on display at Hull Maritime Museum
Entitled "Working Hard, Plaxing Hard", the paintings depict ordinary
people enjoying themselves. Included is Beryl's final painting bdfore she
died in 2008. Hello good evening. We have had a
lot of clouds today and somd outbreaks of rain here and there.
Through the night, we will see some light outbreaks of rain and there
will be quite a lot of cloud. But the night will end on a dry note.
Temperatures tonight very mhld, 11`12 degrees Celsius. On Stnday, we
will see heavy rain for a thme but it will clear away by the afternoon.
Further rain on Monday, but high pressure builds towards the middle
of the week turning things settled and dry.
That is all from us for now. Goodbye.
Good evening. We may have got to 18 Celsius today in parts