25/08/2014 Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire)


25/08/2014

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Lincolnshire Police are dealing with a serious crash

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The road has been closed for the last seven hours

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near Scampton, where it's thought two vehicles have collided.

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Police are due to release more details

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Nearly ?1 million is being spent to try to improve the fitness

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of people in North Lincolnshire by getting them to exercise more.

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The council has received funding from Sport England to help

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Statistics suggest half of people living in the area do less

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It's been a packed summer of sport and people have certainly

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enjoyed watching the stars from sidelines and sofas ` but

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statistics show many people aren't doing enough exercise themselves.

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In North Lincolnshire 53% of people are inactive `

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classed as failing to do at least 30 minutes of exercise each week.

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At this pub in Scunthorpe people told me what puts them off exercise.

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It is intimidating to start from scratch. It is down to finances.

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People have got busy lives. North Lincolnshire Council is

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now spending nearly ?1 million Events included

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in the project will be free. We want to try and improve health

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and well`being outcomes. One of the ways of doing that is to activity

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levels. It is about starting to take small steps.

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In Hull a four year plan was launched to tackle the problem

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in May, and East Riding Council has helped hundreds of people with

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North Lincolnshire Council says it hopes the money it's spending over

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the next three years will go some way to get more people on target

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Siemens says it expects its multi`million pound wind

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turbine factory in Hull to come into operation in 2017.

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Next month councillors will consider documents setting out

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the company's plans to build up to a hundred turbines

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in the factory's first year, with 300 a year possible after that.

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The site will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week,

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Work has started on the next phase of flood repairs

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at St Botolph's church in Boston, which is known as The Stump.

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The electrical wiring was badly damaged during last December's

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The work is expected to take around three months.

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The Archbishop of York has begun a week`long fast

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Dr John Sentamu is praying on the hour, every hour, from six

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He says it's to promote peace and show solidarity with those

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suffering, particularly in the Middle East.

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The head of Yorkshire tourism says he will

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make sure the whole county builds on the success of the Tour de France.

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Gary Verity says events like the new Tour Of Yorkshire cycle

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race can help areas like the East Riding, which missed out

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It comes as the latest tourism figures in Yorkshire show

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The two to France to hundreds of people to Yorkshire but even before

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the world`famous cycle race the county was speaking to his records.

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The figures look at July, August and September last year. There were

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168,000 holiday visits to Yorkshire. That is up 38% on the previous

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summer. Overseas visitors spent ?60 million in the region. Another

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record. 2013 was not all good news. The number of foreign visitors did

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rise but this was offset by a fall in domestic tourism. But tourism

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bosses sees the profile of the county is stronger than ever. We

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have got to keep our customer service high. We have got to keep

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investing in businesses. We have got to make sure that the new two will

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go to parts that's the Tour de France did not go to. I profile has

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never been higher. In recent years artworks and

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festivals have been created to attract visitors. Businesses like

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this holiday lodge park have benefited from the Tour de France

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through bookings and training the staff. Yorkshire has been put on the

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tourist map. The trick will be to keep it there.

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Thousands of motorbike enthusiasts are heading home after one

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of the biggest events in the British Superbike championships.

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Racing has been taking place at Cadwell Park near Louth.

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The circuit is in its 80th year and an estimated 40,000 people have been

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It is the biggest event in the county. It is great to see people

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coming from all over the country and internationally. There are people

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from Germany, France and Holland. This is a big destination event.

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Grimsby Town have continued their goal run with

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Grimsby put away seven goals in front

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That follows the six they scored against Gateshead on Saturday.

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In the same league Lincoln City lost their first game of the season.

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They were beaten 3`2 by top of the table Halifax Town.

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Rugby League side, Hull KR, have appointed Chris Chester

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He's signed a three year deal after impressing the board since taking

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temporary charge in July after the departure of Craig Sandercock.

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Here is the weather. A lot of close through the night and still some

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rain. Temperatures will be in double figures for most of us. Tomorrow

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morning any last remnants of the rain should clear away. By lunch

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time things should brighten up. Broken clouds, some sunny intervals.

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And settled through the rest of the week. Mostly dry and fine on

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Wednesday. By Thursday and Friday showery rain is set to return.

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That is all for now. Goodbye. Hello, if you love wet weather, you

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appreciate a satellite picture. A big swell cloud around to the west

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of Ireland. If you love bank holidays, you would choose different

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words to describe the weather, but Italy this cloud which are the

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heaviest rain. In Scotland, you have

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