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Good evening. Welcome to the programme. The headlines: Yorkshire
Water admits its pumps did not work on the night that homes in Goole
flooded. The pumps have failed, but Goole flooded because of the
torrential rain that came down with in two hours. A Hull MP says that
cuts are causing people to right across the country. Another plan to
buy the Humber Bridge. This time, from the people already run it. And
the very wet Beverley races. We are suffering, but we are managing.
After the rain, it is going to be a better day. It will feel milder. I
Good evening. Yorkshire Water have admitted that they bought a
Buncefield when dozens of people's homes flooded in Goole. Three pumps,
seemingly designed to stop working in heavy rain, could have prevented
flooding during the storm in East Yorkshire. The company running a
says that the pumps switched off to protect the equipment, and they are
sorry that the customers were not protected. Waiting for the big
clean-up to begin. It is the second time in five years that this
bungalow has flooded. It is not my house, it is my mother in law's.
She is 94 years old. It is really getting to her. I cannot see her
coming back in here. I don't know. But time will tell. Everything is
ruined. During Wednesday's downpour, residents say water was draining
away. Then it suddenly stopped. Sutton -- some residents down the
street always believed that there had been problems with the pumping
station. After initially denying it, Yorkshire Water admitted that was
the case. We did have a problem with our facility. Three of the
pumps shut down, we believe. The pumping operation did continue. But
they were down for about 45 minutes. Surely the Proms are not good
enough if they are going to shut down every time there is heavy
rainfall? That is not going to happen again. We will make sure
this is put right. We will put additional capacity in on a
temporary basis to make sure. That is to this will, too late for some.
Some are forced to live in hotels. I think this a case of negligence.
They should be held to account for it. I am very angry. We pay it --
repay all our rates, and nothing gets done. They should have had
other options. They should have had a safety guard. They were at six
pumping stations, and not all of them were on. There were times when
only two of them were operating. That is not acceptable. It is not
right for people to be out of their homes yet again. Yorkshire-born to
have admitted that they are talking to some residents about liability.
For others, the fear is not reserved -- renovations, but
Earlier, I spoke to Richard Sears from Yorkshire Water at the failed
water pump. I asked him what went wrong. What went wrong last week?
What went wrong was the weather. The reason Goole failed was because
we had an extreme weather events. Residents said that they could not
see their houses over the street. It wasn't the palms, it was the
rain at fault? What Goole experience to was an extreme never
put -- weather event. Three pumps stopped working during the storm.
The pumping station itself carried on working. We had two very large
pumps doing what they were designed to do. So people were being flooded
because of the heavy rain? Let's be absolutely clear about this.
reason Goole flooded was because of the rain. It did not help that the
Poms did not work. The they had carried on working. -- if they had
carried on working, no one would have been flooded. This was a very
intense rain. Two weeks' worth of rain fell in two hours. So what are
you saying? Are you saying sorry that it went wrong and it was your
fault? We field desperately sorry for those homes which were flooded
last night. Are you so it is your fault? I was in a customer's House,
and he acknowledged that there was very little that we could do with
the level of rain they came down. The pump did not work, and we put
that right. We have put this rain - but we have put these pumps in. We
are refurbishing them. We have put right what was wrong. The reason it
flooded was because of the rain. It is rain in again now. If we get the
same again this evening, will these people be flooded again? Absolut
lead. Absolute yes, or absolutely no? At to look yes, because it was
an extreme weather event. If it rained like he did last week, yes.
It is a very difficult message to deliver. No system could have coped
with the level of rain that fell last week -- fell last week. We can
cope with stormy conditions, but what we cannot cope with is the
extraordinary brain became down last night -- last week. Body say
to those who are worried sick? we are desperately sorry for those
who were flooded, and we have been there to help. We responded within
10 minutes of the first -- customer contacting us. We help with the
clean-up operation. We recognise that this is a traumatic event. I
have seen their homes. We are there for them. Thank you very much.
Let's throw this one open. If you live in the area, are you happy
with that explanation from Yorkshire Water? How would you feel
if the same rate happened again and the same event happened again?
the same event happened again? Using get in touch with us. -- you
In a moment, the Lincolnshire town revived by lottery cash featured in
a new BBC show. The group in charge of running the Humber Bridge has
for the first time ever put forward a plan to cut tolls for the
crossing. The Humber Bridge Board is going to last the government
whether it can get a one-off payment and get rid of its debt
forever. It could finally put a stop to tolls going up and up with
inflation. Motorists have waited years in the hope that Humber
Bridge tolls will come down. Now, just like the buses, two of us have
come at once. This morning, the Humber Bridge Board has revealed it
wants to buy the debt from the government, allowing it to slash
tolls. It is similar to the scheme drawn up by 8 Hull businessman,
Malcolm Scott. We feel that will be looked at favourably by the
government. If they will speak to Malcolm Scott, I feel they can do
it for the bridge. The Government wants to clear more than �300
million worth of debt. The Humber Bridge Board want to pay �100
million. If the government says yes, the tolls will be cut. Tolstoy
lawyer's -- tolls for lorries will be cut to �12.50. If the results is
a small toll to cover the costs of keeping the bridge maintained, that
will be good news for this area, and for a very -- for a campaign
that has worked very hard. Malcolm Scott says this decision is a real
sea change in the board's chance -- stance. They have a now accepted
that the bridges key to the social and economic welfare of the region.
They want to reduce the debt and tolls. That is a real shift in the
board's attitude. Unfortunately, it is doing it late in the day, and
the cynic would say it is doing it for self-preservation. With a two
deals up for consideration, it seems more likely than ever that
the tolls will be finally cut. will not be until November until
the government reveals whether it will take either option. Another
want you will want to comment on. You can get in touch. More news. A
teacher in Pocklington has been charged with having an unlawful
sexual relationship with a people. He is due to appear before Beverley
magistrates. The teacher has been suspended pending the outcome. A
power station capable of producing enough electricity to power 500,000
homes has got the go-ahead in North Lincolnshire. It will employ 600
people during the can such -- construction. Another 100 jobs will
be created when it is finished. It will be creating electricity from
wood pallets. Humberside Police on standby to provide help to other
parts of the country. Yesterday, they were called to Nottingham and
Manchester. Units from both were also in London. As politicians
prepare to return to Parliament, or want Hull MP has claimed that much
of the trouble has been caused by young people who have become
disenfranchised due to government A massive clean-up operation has
taken place. These are specially trained public order officers.
There is a special public or uniform which is seen on the
streets. They are here to deal any incidents of public disorder.
unit from Humberside Police was also sent to assist Manchester
Police has violence broke out in Salford, and looters targeted shops
in the city centre. Both the Lincolnshire and Humberside forces
insist that helping riots hit areas will not affect the local policing.
Thankfully there have been no such problems closer to home. One Labour
MP says he fears for the future. Tuition fees have been tripled,
young people feel disenfranchised, they are using this as an excuse.
It should not be used, this is about a mindless violence and
criminality, they should be very careful about how they behave.
Today the Prime Minister said they could be no excuse for violence.
is a complete lack of responsibility from part of our
society, people feel they are right away their responsibilities, and
their actions do not have consequences. Well they do have
consequences. Tomorrow MPs from East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
will interrupt their summer break to discuss the events in Parliament.
Like everybody else they want answers, and solutions to try and
avoid a repeat of the scenes. We had a really big response on
this story after last night's show, Danielle got in touch via Twitter
to say: People describing the rioters as animalistic is unfair
because animals never do anything as mindless as this without reason.
Ben tweeted: Anyone who blames the riots on spending cuts should be
ashamed of themselves. These "people" should lose their benefits.
And finally Ricky had this to say: This was bound to happen with
people not being able to discipline young people like they did. They
now feel invincible and I'm not surprised. Early a I spoke to Karl
Turner, the MP for Hull East, I asked him what he thought was
behind this trouble? What is happening is people feel
very disenfranchised. They say there is nothing to look for two
when I meet them. You are playing politics with the cuts come a we
should be talking about jobs they rhino's Future jobs funds, the AMA
has been scrapped. You are to doing it again. You're talking about her
public politics, the person today was a schoolteacher. That is no
excuse Quare? The man was a teaching assistant, that was an
exception from the norm on this. They have state-of-the-art mobile
phones, and close, you cannot link this to poverty? The government has
to get serious, they have to pay for except that the debt reduction
plan is not working, if people are feeling disenfranchised. When they
talk about the police, they are talking about cutting them by 20 %,
that will not work. You're doing party politics, what would you do
in your eye in a constituency. You have described some parts of it as
a war-zone, how would you tackle it? By not talking about jobs, I'm
talking about the Government's. I would speak to young people, I want
to make sure that their parents know where they are. The Prime
Minister has made the point that people need to be dealt with, they
need to feel the full force of the locker, I except that. Would you
like to see them pay more tax. would accept that. I want bobbies
on the beat, I am not trying to be party political. Thank you very
much. Karl Turner there. And people-watching.
Still ahead tonight: Hull City suffer a shock exit from the
Carling Cup after being beaten by a team two leagues below them. And
braving the rain at Beverley races - the umbrellas are out for a
Two nights photo is an -- tonight photo is near Bridlington. I had an
e-mail from Alex to Deakin's bad -- a bad. This shows how the BBC
forecaster's get their forecasts. forecaster's get their forecasts.
It has been a a poor day today. Winds of 40 mph. Tomorrow is going
to be mostly cloudy, we should see some brighter spells developing. It
is very unsettled, low-pressure never far away. It will not be as
wet as today. You can see the satellite picture, outbreaks of
rain and plenty of cloud. It is affecting Lincolnshire, a risk of
catching some outbreaks of rain. There will be some dry spells as
well. Temperatures no lower than 14-15 degrees. The sun rise will be
at 5:30am. Tomorrow, a mild start to the day, a fair bit of cloud. As
we head through the morning, the rain will clearer way. Some patchy
showers. It should be dry in the afternoon, some breaks in the cloud.
It will feel warmer tomorrow, if temperatures around 22 Celsius, the
wind will not be as strong as it had been today. Friday will be
similar, 22 degrees. The weekend will see some rain on Saturday,
showers in the afternoon, Sunday will be the better day.
Temperatures around 20 degrees. The subject of uniforms came up
last night, you tweeted this last night. Many helpful suggestions.
That was helpful suggestions. A Lincolnshire market town which
was given lottery money to help revive its fortunes is to feature
in a new BBC One series. Caistor is one of six communities seen in
Village SOS which starts tonight. Residents there used money from the
Big Lottery Fund to try and regenerate one of the town's
crumbling buildings. Our communities correspondent Vicky
Johnson has been looking at how they got on.
The Roman settlement of Caistor Inc was once a thriving market town.
During recent decades it has started to struggle as a resident
explained. People do not go out here. They won it a lottery fund to
transform their town. They were given a marketing executive to help
drive the four project forward.. know we're going to have battles
all the way. It was a catalyst for wider change. It has really kick-
start if everyone's confidence, Caistor will the place to be in
decades to come. Part of the town there have gone into decline, we
have reversed its. More money is coming into the town, it is like a
hub that is spreading out into the community. BP Paula plays macro
have achieved much in the last year. They are convinced that their
experiences should act as a beacon of hope to other communities. That
is on tonight on BBC One. Hull City have had a shock exit
from first round of the Carling Cup. They were beaten two nil at home to
League Two side Macclesfield. Crispin Rolfe has that, and the
goals from Scunthorpe's win over Accrington.
Route One football it may have been, Route One football it may have been,
but Hull City weren't expecting League Two opposition to do this to
them at the KC. All 3 Macclesfield fans going mad at the prospect of a
Carling Cup upset. And a few more might have wished they'd travelled,
after Emile Sinclair committed dej vu in the second half. 2-0 to
Macclesfield Town. But Hull didn't go out without a fight. Though
they'll need to bury chances like this this season if they're to
avoid the boos. For Scunthorpe, an easier night away at Accrington
Stanley. Though they left it late to steal this penalty. The first
goal going in from the spot with just eight minutes to go. The
second from Andy Barcham on his debut taking the Irons through to
the next round 2-0. $NEWLINE In rugby league, the Hull
FC half back Sean Long has announced his retirement at the age
of 34. The Former Great Britain scrum-half sustained a career-
ending shoulder injury playing against Hull KR in June. He'd only
moved to the KC Stadium last season. It's been announced that Hull
Kingston Rovers winger, Peter Fox will return to his former club
Wakefield next season. The 26 year- old has been the Robins' top try
scorer for three out of the four years he's spent in East Yorkshire.
The deal's been agreed after an approach by Wakefield.
Judges have been in Lincoln today to hear why Steep Hill should be
named the best street in Britain. It's in the running for the title
after being shortlisted along with two streets in Scotland. The
award's organisers - The Academy of Urbanism - say the street is a
success because of its historic past. We are going to be thinking
about how the street is managed. Why a streets are successful, a lot
of issues that make this such a fantastic street. We are here to
learn why it is so special. It is a chance for the women of Yorkshire
to go all out on glamour. It is Ladies' Day, even the weather could
not flash -- Batten the feathers of the fashion-conscious with heavy
rain, began in was always going to be soft.
None of the horses are in four-inch heels. I'm trying to stay on the
top part there my toes. Are you worried about your hat? Slightly.
had very high heels, the grass is very, very soggy. I have he'll stop
the us on. A big hat is quite good for keeping the rain off. When it
comes to style you can look good and be practical. Most ladies were
prepared -- were not prepared to compromise. You have to go parade.
-- you have to go a parade. I have not been able to buy one in my
colour. When the rain came they died under a number Ella. Even
under an umbrella, colour co- ordination mattered. We had one or
two temporary showers -- shelters to keep people out of the regime --
out of the rain. We're going to have a good time. Tottering heels,
sheer determination it was the winner.
Let's get a recap of the national and regional headlines, Yorkshire
Water admits that its pumps failed to work on the night homes in Goole
flooded during a night of torrential rain. Tomorrow's weather
- Heavy rain to start but easing through the day. Feeling milder
with light winds. Highs of 22 degrees celsius, that's 73
Fahrenheit. Some responses coming in on the subject of Yorkshire
Water, John suggests that they visit Singapore to see how they
deal with heavy rain. Another response saying, it is
dreadful, we had a pumping station that failed during the floods of
2007. Another person suggests they invest in better infrastructure.
Another one saying if they build on flood plains they are taking a risk.