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The world`wide drugs and hotsehold chemicals company RB ` known locally
as Reckitts ` is to spend ?100 million creating what it saxs is
Reckitts already boasts a list of top brands including Lemsip,
Our business correspondent Sarah Corker is at their building in Hull.
Is being described as one of the biggest investments in the cities
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flash photography. It's already a place known
for its innovation. And at Reckitt's factory in Hull
today chemists showed the Chancellor Now a global research centre will be
built here ` and a growing number of new health products will be
developed in the city. They could choose any where. They
have chosen here. It is a testament to local people. There are good
transport links being built. This investment secures 1200 jobs. This
becomes a magnet for attracting top talents.
The Damson Lane site manufactures the world's entire supply of Lemsip.
It's a global success story that started as the Reckitt family?s
Nearly 200 years on today's commitment to the city is sden as
Investors are coming to the city. The Government needs to realise that
the city is an important part of the Northern economy.
Workers on their way home tonight welcomed the news.
Vox. Investors are coming to the city.
It is brilliant news. It is a good investment.
The research centre is expected to be open by 2018.
It's not known how many new jobs there'll be `
but it should help to attract more high skilled workers to the area.
I asked the company for assurances that local people and local workers
would see the benefits. The answer was that they would. It would help
the city to the cleaned mord of was that they would. It would help
the city to the cleaned more of its the city to the cleaned more of its
graduates and skilled workers. There is a sense that this is a chty
graduates and skilled workers. There is a sense that this is a city with
is a sense that this is a chty with much to boast about.
Also today, it's been announced that a multi million pound investment
by Sainsbury?s could create hundreds of jobs in Scunthorpe.
It's joining forces with budget brand Netto and is believed to
have plans to build a brand new distribution centre in the town.
The two supermarkets want to open a number of new stores
Detectives hunting a suspect in the murder of a Bridlington
guesthouse owner have released a CCTV picture of him.
This image is believed to be John Heald in B Bargains
in Mexborough in South Yorkshire on Saturday afternoon.
Bei Carter was found stabbed to death in Bridlington on Friday
Road safety experts in Lincolnshire are worried about a Governmdnt
decision to raise the speed limit for big lorries.
HGVs have been limited to 40 on single carriageway roads
for 50 years, but it's been announced today that the limit will
It can be frustrating for motorists stuck behind slow`moving lorries.
Some even take risks to get on with their journey.
At this cafe at Caneby Corner I met Gary, who
I have been a lorry driver lyself for 30 years. Vehicles these
I have been a lorry driver myself for 30 years. Vehicles thesd days
The current speed limit on single carriageways
for heavy goods vehicles ovdr 7 5 tonnes is 40 miles an hour.
But that's being increased to 5 miles an hour from early next year.
A change, which the governmdnt claims, could give hauliers
But John Siddle from the Lincolnshire Road Safety
Those lorries that are at their maximum permissible weight stopping
distances involved at 50 mph are significantly different to 40 mph.
That is a major concern. Surely this is good news for motorists who can
get frustrated stuck behind a lorry. The majority of motorists are not
restricted. But motorists I spoke to seemed pleased with the changes It
seemed pleased with the changes. It is a good idea. There is not much
chance of going more than 50 anyway. Still the Government believes
letting lorries go faster whll We are concerned about this. It is a
fundamental road safety law that when speeds go up, crashes go up. We
take the points that reducing the speed differential between different
vehicles is a good thing. But we vehicles is a good thing. But we
would much rather the Government was doing this by bringing down the
overall speeds. But lorry drivers are frustrated by the current speed
limit and people are overtaking when they should not be. This will help
that. This is a matter of where we need to be educating people that
they need to not be frustrated. But many say that 40 is too slow and
that the city bowl being frustrated that the city bowl being frtstrated
and that is where the accidents and that is where the accidents
happen. We need to think about other vulnerable road users. Cyclhsts
happen. We need to think about other vulnerable road users. Cyclists and
vulnerable road users. Cyclhsts and people walking. Having heavy
vulnerable road users. Cyclists and people walking. Having heavx goods
vehicles thundering past at 50 mph will not help that problem. But this
is a guideline. They do not have to do it. Do you think they will use
the opportunity to drive at 50 rather than 40? If you set our limit
higher people will believe it is higher people will believe it is
safe to drive at that speed. And in the last hour, it's been
determined who Hull City will play Slovakian side AS Trencin beat
FK Vodjvodina 4`3 The Tigers will travel to Slovakia
to play them a week from today. Tickets go on sale at ten
in the morning. 2,000 have been allocated for City
fans. And in the last hour Hull FC have
drawn against Castleford Tigers Here is the weather.
The law cloud has been affecting some of the Coast. A delay start in
places tomorrow. But that l`w close places tomorrow. But that l`w close
will break up. And land temperatures reaching 25 Celsius. Saturday
will break up. And land temperatures reaching 25 Celsius. Saturd`y looks
very warm inland. I risk of showers on Sunday.
That is all for now. We are back tomorrow morning at 6:25am.
is getting too much for many people. By Sunday, the temp will be cooler
than today. Tonight, another warm and comfortable night for sleeping.