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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