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finish one ahead of Shane Lowry of Ireland. And that is all the sport.
There's more throughout the Hello from BBC Look North. More than
500 volunteers have joined the Lincolnshire Police Force a year
since the Police and Crime Commissioner launched a campaign to
recruit a thousand. Getting them in place has cost more than six hundred
thousand pounds, money some argue should have been spent on employing
full time officers. Tolu Adeoye reports.
Kitted out for his first day in the field with Lincolnshire police.
20`year`old student Jacob Mason is one of 500 volunteers taken on in
the first year of a project to get 1000 people working for the force
for free. Today he is part of an operation hunting for contraband in
Grantham. We are just waiting for the sniffer
dogs to come and sniff out the store. Looking for anything, hides
or anything counterfeit or illegal. From volunteering in the police, I
am definitely getting a foot in. And possibly a career in the future.
The new recruits include support workers like Jacob, specials with
the same power as regular officers, as well as cadets in the countries
first voluntary PCSOs. I am absolutely delighted. This is a
milestone for us. It is a 1000 challenge, that's an ambition, but
it shows that we have struck a chord there with many, many people in
Lincolnshire who want to do something for their communities.
Lincolnshire police have spent around ?630,000 recruiting and
training the volunteers it has so far. That amount of money could pave
the starting salary of around 25 officers for a year. The force,
though, says that for every pound it spends on volunteers, it makes back
?4. That is a principle for me and my
colleagues in the federation. If there is money available it should
be spent providing more front line police officers. That's not to decry
the work that the volunteers will do. The force has been hugely
professional in the way that it has gone about recruiting the right
people and trying to put them on the right places. Back in Grantham, it
has been a successful day for Jacob's team. It is down to him to
photograph the evidence. After today's operation, he says he is
more convinced than ever he made the right decision volunteering. The
Commissioner needs 500 more like him to hit its target by 2016.
The results of elections for the European Parliament ` held last
Thursday ` are being announced this evening. Voters in the East Midlands
region, which includes Lincolnshire, will elect five members. The count
is being held in Kettering. Six MEPS will be elected in the Yorkshire and
Humber region, with the count in Leeds. Both regions will announce
results after ten this evening. And we hope to be able to bring you
those results if they arrive in time on the late Look North at 22.50pm.
The North Lincolnshire town of Brigg has hosted an contestants from
around the world in the World Quadrathlon Championships. It's the
first time the UK's held the multi`event sport at this level,
which involves swimming, kayaking, cycling and running. Our reporter
Crispin Rolfe was there. Under starters order in the first
ever World Quadrathlon Championships to be held in the UK. The River
Ancholme turned 1500 metre race track, as Brigg put on a show of
endurance. But what is a quadrathlon? You start with
triathlons and then you add on the kayak when you want more of a
challenge, and this is a fantastic location for it, you have got the
rubber on your doorstep and some cracking background. So the added
extra of a 7km kayak. But with Scunthorpe boasting its own European
Quadrathlon Champion Steve Clark, the sport is firmly on the local
road map. Swimming, running, cycling and kayaking, for disciplines
instead of three. The European Championships has already been
here, and now for the first time, the world Championships. The bike
race is 36 K, a challenge for all but the leaders. Then followed by a
ten K run in what is surely one of the most gruelling events going.
Britain's Steve King came in fifth. I managed to fill `` if you back on
the bike. For Brigg, though, the race to host the UK's first World
Championships is won. Though right now everyone needs a breather.
Hull Kingston Rovers have gone three games unbeaten in front of a home
crowd. They beat bottom side London Broncos 48`16 at Craven Park. The
court said he was proud of the win even though dated their food off the
gas for the second half. Now the weather with Jennifer
Bartram. Hello. Good evening. The showers
that many of us have seen today will clear through the course of this
evening and overnight we will be left with a dry night, with some
clear spells and we could just see some patchy mist or fog for tomorrow
morning. Temperatures overnight will fall back to around nine or ten
Celsius and the winds will stay fairly light for the south east. So
it is a bright start to Bank Holiday Monday, some spells of sunshine
immediately and then the cloud will build into the afternoon and we will
see some further showers breaking out. Like today, some of those
showers could be heavy and thundery in places. Temperatures tomorrow
getting up to highs of 17 Celsius. That is 63 Fahrenheit. As we go
through the rest of the week, some heavy rain will make its way up from
the south east too as we go through Tuesday and that is going to hang
around into Wednesday. Some real downpours on the way and highs of 14
Celsius. Good evening. Some of us had a
pretty good soaking. It downpours around with thunder and lightning.
It wasn't so bad everywhere. The satellite picture across the
Midlands, East Anglia and the south coast, the Isle of Wight. A
beautiful end to the day. You