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One-fifth of gardeners admit throwing snails over fence

A fifth of gardeners admit to throwing snails over the fence into their neighbour's garden to get rid of them, a survey has revealed.

The poll for the Royal Horticultural Society found 80% of people will be heading into their gardens this Easter to tackle spring jobs such as weeding and mowing the lawn.

Neighbours admit to throwing snails into each other's gardens. Credit: Waltraud Grubitzsch/DPA/Press Association Images

The survey of more than 1,500 people to mark National Gardening Week this week also found that good gardeners make good neighbours, with just 3% admitting to growing plants to block out their neighbours' gardens.

But while almost four fifths (78%) said they had never thrown a snail into their neighbour's garden, 22% admitted to the horticultural crime.

Woman injured in multiple casualty car crash dies in hospital

A 70-year-old woman injured, along with seven others, in a serious car crash in Lincolnshire has died in hospital. The accident happened on the A1104 at Snape Hill at Saleby near Alford yesterday (Good Friday) involving two cars and a van.

Four air ambulances and four land ambulances took the casualties to four different hospitals. The woman, who died was from Mablethorpe, and was a front seat passenger in a Ford C-Max car being driven by a 72-year-old man, who is seriously ill at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Two other passengers in the car including an 11-year-old boy are also in hospital seriously injured. Four people travelling in a Corsa are also seriously injured in hospital. The driver of the van a 50-year-old man from Boston was not injured. Police are appealing for witnesses.


Woman killed after being hit by lorry

A 25-year-old woman has been killed after being hit by a lorry in Barnsley. Police say the woman, who was from the town, was walking along Pontefract Road with another man and a woman when she was in collision with a white Renault articulated lorry.

She was taken to hospital but died later. The 41-year-old driver from Barnsley was unhurt. Police are appealing for anyone who saw the three people walking in the area at the time or who saw the manner of driving of the lorry prior to the accident.

Weather: Saturday

Spring Bank Holiday sunshine in North Yorkshire MICHIKO SMITH

After another chilly start it will stay dry and bright across most areas today with good sunny spells.

Patchy cloud will develop from the southeast, spreading northwestwards, but with some breaks in between.

Winds will continue light but from an easterly direction. Feeling quite a bit cooler along the coast and under cloud.

Inland highs to 13 °C

Doncaster carers hold 17th day of strike action

Carers in Doncaster today held their 17th day of industrial action against what they call "savage" pay cuts. 150 employees of Care UK say they're at risk of having their wage cut by up to 50%, leaving many worried about their future.

Care UK says it's been forced to change salaries because of government cuts, but is happy to negotiate. Sarah Clark has more:


Eight injured in serious Lincolnshire crash

Three people have been airlifted to hospital with potentially serious injuries after a crash near Alford in Lincolnshire, in which a total of eight people were hurt. Four air ambulances and four land ambulances have taken the casualties to four different hospitals.

The accident, which is thought to have involved two vehicles, happened at 4.30pm on Good Friday on the A1104 at Snape Hill at Saleby, near Alford. The East Midlands Ambulance Service says air ambulances took two patients to hospital in Hull and one to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Four patients have been taken to hospital by East Midlands Ambulance Service crews; two to Boston's Pilgrim Hospital, one to hospital in Hull, and one to Grimsby. Air ambulances from as far away as Yorkshire and Warwickshire were despatched as well the helicopters from Lincolnshire and Derbyshire.

Councillor: Housing investment will create jobs in Hull

Hull City Council is turning several empty buildings into new homes, including a former care home which has been redeveloped into 18 new flats. It's thanks to a successful bid for £5m of empty homes funding from the government.

The authority has also set aside £75m for housing projects over the next few years, which will include building five hundred new council homes.

Councillors say the investment will boost the local economy and demonstrates that they're committed to regenerating parts of the city:

Six reported casualties in Lincolnshire car crash


Serious RTC in Lincs on A1104 near Alford. Six casualties reported so far. Several ambulance resources sent including air ambulances.


16:35 - 2 Vehicle RTC - A1104 Snape Hill, Saleby. Alford, Mablethorpe, Skegness crews in attendance.

Woman rescued from Malham Cove after collapse

Rescue team at Malham Cove Credit: @caverescueorg

Mountain rescuers in North Yorkshire have come to the aid of a woman who collapsed at Malham Cove.

Rescuers say the walker, who is 70, was suffering chest pains.

She was treated by paramedics before being stretchered down to a team vehicle at the foot of the Cove.

She was then taken to the Nation Park Centre for transfer to an ambulance.

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