13/07/2014 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


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It's hoped ?300,000 worth of investment will help to boost


East Riding's high streets and lead to the creation of jobs.


The council wants local people to think of projects that could


revitalise town centres, and says the best ideas will be


The Great British High Street hasn't been quite so great in recent years.


There's been lots in our area to try and get shoppers back. Now East


Riding Council is offering grants to groups with ideas to improve town


It might take a lick of paint, it might take some flowers, but at the


end, we want to see a vibrant high Street in our towns, and we want to


create jobs. The council says it's been inspired


in part by the success of this pop shop in Bridlington which was paid


for by a Government grant. It allows people to showcase businesses for a


short time. We have got some good feedback from


here. that high streets are doing better.


Research shows that since 2009, of 6000 stores left vacant when big


companies like Comet went bust. Just 20% are still empty on the


highstreet but that rises to 29% for shopping centres and 37% in retail


parks. Gainsborough is another town in our area that's invested to bring


in more shoppers. Half a million pounds has been spent on roads and


paths to make the city centre more accessible and there have been some


promising results. There are still some vacancies, so


we cannot afford to be complacent. The footfall figures, which we


monitor, are encouraging. It looks as though we are achieving what we


want to, which is to increase visitors and shoppers to come into


Gainsborough. Back in Bridlington, people told me


what they thought could revitalise Well, more parking, if we could get


it. Some really nice shots. Next, big places like Debenhams.


East Riding Council has put up 300,000 for the project. Now it's


left to groups across the area to come up with ideas, like the pop`up


shop, and bid to take them to the high street.


An event's been held to raise support to save a North Lincolnshire


airfield which could be sold off as farmland.


The council is working with a local gliding club to try and arrange


the purchase of the airstrip, at this RAF base at Kirton in Lindsey.


The public were invited to an open day at the base today,


The Ministry of Defence is selling the land, which it says


Trent Valley gliding club have been here for about 40 years, and we're


trying to preserve the site for the of eight and for the use of the


local community as well. We are trying to facilitate the


transition from military status into civilian status, and show that is a


positive experience not only for the gliding club, but for the residents.


Local MPs say they're shocked by the latest revelations


surrounding historic allegations of sexual abuse at Westminster.


The Government has launched an investigation into missing files


relating to alleged child abuse by senior figures in the 1980s.


Shadow Home Office Minister and Hull North MP Diana Johnson says it's


Most MPs are shocked to have heard about these allegations, the


potential there might have been a cover`up, I think MPs are taken


aback by this, and that is why we are very pleased that is going to be


this full enquiry, and particularly, this enquiry about the


Home Office and what it did or didn't do. We need to get to the


bottom of what has happened. Large parts


of Hull City Centre were closed off this morning as the annual "Race


For Life" charity run took place. Thousands of women turned out to


take part in the event, which organisers hope will raise more


than ?100,000 for cancer research. Luke Campbell had


a successful return to It was the Hull boxer's first fight


since February, when when he took time off to spend


time with his family, after his He beat Welshman Craig Woodruff


on points. It's extended the Olympic gold


medallist's professional record Hull FC's hopes


of a playoff place were dealt lost away to Salford,


35 points to 22. Coach Lee Radford called it


a frustrating night. Time for the weather now, with Corsa


Kamer. Good evening. We have had sunny


spells but also showers. Further inland, dry weather overnight and


clearer skies. Temperatures around 13, 14. We would lose the humidity.


An easy night to sleep in. Tomorrow, plenty of dry and bright weather.


More in the way of cloud by the afternoon and eventually, patchy


outbreaks of rain pushing him. Temperatures still feeling warm. 21,


20 2 degrees. 72 in Fahrenheit. We are looking at a wet night Monday


night into Tuesday. Becoming drier and writer.


But a reminder we could be a little later, because of the World Cup


Hello, most places are enjoying a fine end to the weekend with some


sunshine. You might be firing up the barbecue ahead of the World Cup


final but we have seen torrential storms in East Anglia and they still


have showers. They will ease but showers in Eastern Scott and into


eastern England. Elsewhere, it is dry and clear and misty and


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