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light rain. It will be damp across the north and west. That's all from
the BBC news at six. Goodbye from me.
Good evening. Thank you for joining us. The headlines. Claims from flood
victims their homes were sacrificed. This village got the brunt of it.
Counting the cost ` the businesses that say it will take them months to
recover from the impact of the floods. Personally, it has been
heartbreaking, emotional, tiling and on a business level it has been
completely devastating. Calls for calm from the community
leader assaulted in his car as his wife and daughter looked on.
Was it a success? Traders disagree with claims that the Lincoln
Christmas Market was the best ever. And eyeing the top of the half of
the table ` Hull City seek their second away victory of the season
against Swansea. No extreme weather this week
thankfully. Much more settled outlook, details coming up shortly.
Good evening. Some flood victims whose homes were devastated by the
tidal surge say they feel that their role `` properties were sacrificed
to protect others. Residents in South Ferriby say the worst of ``
they suffered whereas Hull was protected by the tidal barrier. In
Boston, residents have been told they will have to wait until 2019
for a new flood defence barrier to be completed. From there, Anne`Marie
Tasker reports. You can see where the flood water came in. Assessing
the damage, after the tidal surge swept through homes in South
Ferriby. People here have been forced to throw out televisions,
carpets, sofas. Some say they've lost everything. We all have
terrible stories to tell. We didn't know where our mum was for quite
some time. This was Andrews Road on Friday. Today, they're still
cleaning away the mud ` outside and inside homes. This morning, North
Lincolnshire's council leader came to see the damage ` and offer
residents council tax relief and small emergency grants. ?300 might
just help with 12 initial things. I was talking to a lady there and all
her Christmas presents have gone. She has no shoes for the children so
?300 will help a little bit. Today, teams from the Environment Agency
continued to check flood defences for damage. We have to learn from
the event that took place. There will be a lot of engineering
calculations that would go ahead around making sure we have the right
sort of defences. We have to be careful not to push the problem
elsewhere, we have to have a considered approach. But residents
are now asking questions about why the water flowed over South
Ferriby's defences. It was exceptional circumstances, but Hull
has been protected to a large extent which is why this village got the
brunt of it. Indeed Hull was protected ` and this is the
structure that did that. The environment secretary says 130,000
homes were saved from flooding when the whole tidal barrier was lowered
on Thursday. People living in Boston face a longer wait for similar
protection. As residents clean up in Boston, some are asking why a
planned flood barrier won't be completed until 2019. And in North
Norfolk, they're asking what can be done to stop future flooding.
Visiting there today, the Prime Minister said the government is
looking at making improvements. There is always more that can be
done. There was lessons to learn, whether that is personal flood
defences for householders, new flood defence schemes with government
funding, interworking between the emergency services and local
authorities, I'm sure there is always lessons to learn. And as the
clear up continues, learning those lessons is something many residents
will be calling for. I am joined by Mark Robinson from
the Environment Agency. Good evening. Did people pay attention to
the warnings and do it were told? We just have to look at our lessons
learned. A lot of warnings went out. This was about being prepared.
If we look to the majority of those people, they paid attention to the
warning and took appropriate action. What you say to people like in South
Ferriby and other area to feel they have been sacrificed? First of all,
it is devastated when people get impacted by flooding. Our thoughts
are with them but when we look at the overall defences around the
Humber Estuary, they are too good standard. We work in partnership
with the Met Office and the flood broadcasting centre and we had the
results of the high tides coming through on the Thursday evening. We
were expecting to get some spree in the warning was issued so people had
to take appropriate action. It is not possible to protect everyone,
but our priorities made were some people are protected more than
others? This is all about government finances. The government is saying
that for every pound spent on flood defences, we are reducing flood
risk. Obviously larger communities will get more of return for their
money. That is where some of the priorities are levelled at. People
in Boston say they are frustrated it is taking so long, why is it taking
so long for the flood harrier? We have been working on the barrier for
a number of years. We have lots of processes to go through. We think,
with all our partners working together, we will start construction
around 2016 or 2017. The Prime Minister said there was lessons to
be learned, but the Environment Agency learn any lessons? We know
that the events and the level that came in was being followed, when we
get through the recovery stage we would take that intelligence and sit
down and obviously there will be lessons to learn and we will put the
appropriate actions in place. Thank you very much.
Businesses affected by the flooding are counting the cost of losing out
on the lucrative Christmas trade. And for some the damage will take
them months to recover from or could even lead to ruin. Our Business
Correspondent Paul Murphy reports. High tide this morning in
Bridlington was back to its normal level at businesses on the seafront
have many months `` difficult months ahead before normality returns. It
is a complete mess. Two deep freezes overturned, the counter overturned.
Businesses here echo what others have said along the coast, the surge
took them by surprise. I think it could everyone out even know lots of
people have lived in the harbour for years. It was so calm, there was no
storm. We have seen lots of hard weather in the past but it was
really calm. This hotel has spectacular Humber views. Now they
only serve as a reminder of an event they described him as a catastrophe.
On a business level it has been completely devastating. On a
staffing level, we have no staff at the moment. We're not open. We have
no phone lines, no internet. We have nothing to work with. Staff at this
retail park up in what King around the shop to get his shops reopened.
`` around the clock. It is not just retailers who have been affected.
The giant cement plants in South Ferriby has suspended production
while the damage is investigated. Some businesses make more than half
of their annual income during the festive period. For them, the timing
of the surge could not have been worse will stop and have obviously
had to cancel orders for the next few weeks. I just do not know how
long it is going to take to get the shop up and running again. East
Coast businesses will now be hoping for a speedy response from insurance
companies as every lost day cost them even more. Clearly one night of
flooding was still have an impact for many months to come.
Paul is in South Ferriby at the moment. How much is the damage
likely to cost? The cost to businesses is something as small
army of loss adjusters is probably trying to work out. For businesses
of all shapes and sizes this has been devastating. The biggest cement
works, to the smallest key lock `` kiosk on the seafront. That is also
a cost to the reputation of the wider community. They have been
flooded and their vulnerability has been exposed. Some will argue that
this is a genuine deterrent to inward investment. Thank you very
much indeed. Plenty of people have been in touch about the events.
Thank you for all the messages. We want to hear from you on this
story, are you a business that has had to close because of flood
damage? Do you think more could have been done to protect homes, what is
your story and your experience? Lincolnshire's new permanent chief
constable will be Neil Rhodes after the police and crime panel confirmed
they support the decision to appoint him. He'd been temporary chief
constable and the only applicant. He was suspended by the crime
commissioner, Alan Hardwick, in February but was reinstated after a
judge ruled the decision perverse. Mr Rhodes was also cleared of any
wrong doing in a separate investigation.
A man's been jailed after an explosion at the Bourne offices of
the Conservative MP Nick Boles. Paul Liverseidge admitted possessing an
explosive substance and was jailed for 15 months at Lincoln Crown
Court. People are being asked not to go to
hospital in Lincoln and less than absolutely necessary. Managers at
the hospital say they are extremely busy and ask patients to get advice
from their GP. The religious leader of the whole
mosque could lose the sight in one night after he was attacked just
over a week ago. Imam Hafiz Salik was driving home on Saturday evening
with his wife and daughter when he was stopped and hit in the face. He
and his sons are calling for calm but a national organisation says it
is concerned about the number of physical attacks on most runs. `` on
Muslims. Beaten up in the street. After the blood was coming out like
a tart. It was like water. Tap. I try to get away from them. He
was driving his family home along Spring Bank West when the attack
happened. It was here the attackers ran out, two men and one woman stop
one of the mainly in front of the car. It was then that he got up
slowly, what ran to the car door slowly and punched Imam Hafiz Salik
in the face. I think the doctors are seeing the assailant might have used
some sort of ins don't just by the way he was cut. `` some sort of
instrument. He cannot see through his eye at the moment so fingers
crossed. Although there is no suggestion the attack was racial or
religiously motivated, the police are keeping an open mind. The victim
was wearing traditional dress but he was in a card and it was night`time
so for a person to have seen that in target that, it is difficult to see
how that could have occurred. Nothing of a racist nature was said
during the attack. He read the mosque, worshippers are concerned
about what happened. They were worried that is why we address this
issue on the sermon on Friday. The tool the community what is going on.
`` week told the community. We told them not to take the law into their
own hands and we told them we don't know why the attack happened full
top ``. We are now getting incidents where aggression is far more within
the incident is self. Threat to kill, threats to harm, aggression
where people feel really frightened that their lives might be at stake.
Police are appealing for witnesses of the silent attack to come
forward. We wish him well and we will
continue to follow that story. Thank you for watching. Still ahead. Was
it a success? Some people disagree that it was the best market ever.
Hull seek their second win of the season as they travel to Swansea.
There have been some fantastic sunsets over the last few days. Lots
of pictures then. We have three tonight. Immingham by Linda Ladlow.
A nice photograph there. Middle Rasen by Alistair Norburn. Hessle
foreshore by Ian Greenwood. Many people spotted you on a day off,
shopping at the Christmas market on Saturday. Did not see him put his
hand in his pocket ones. Once. You would like it there, Peter. The
linking Christmas market was great, we had a fantastic time.
Rather cloudy with some sunshine to come tomorrow. The wind up from the
subtropics which is why it is so mild. The cloud has come and gone
and that will be the same tomorrow. Large amounts of cloud at times.
They give you is is it will be fairly settled for the next few
days. `` the good news is. Tonight, dry with variable amounts of cloud
perhaps a touch of ground frost but no problems. Temperatures around
four or five degrees. There is just a chance of a touch of ground frost.
High water times... I think tomorrow is another pleasant December day,
dry with variable cloud. There will be some breaks in the cloud, some
sunny spells and alike Southwest please so temperatures will be a
little above average. `` and other light Southwest please. ``breeze.
Temperatures slightly above average for this time of year. There could
be some mist and fog and low cloud first thing on Wednesday morning. It
should clear most places and we see sunny spells developing. Freddie
looks fine as well `` Thursday looks fine as well. Cloudy on Friday with
the risk of patchy rain. Address your complaints to Peter Hanson.
I know you are very tight. Say nothing. I will shut up. Some
traders have told Look North they think this year's Lincoln Christmas
Market was quieter than previous years ` with fewer visitors.
But organisers claim it was the best year yet. It finished last night.
Thousands of people visited Lincoln ` over the last four days. Here for
this. The city's famous Christmas Market. I like it here because I
have never been here before. It is really good, better than last year.
There is less crowds without the one`way system. It is the best one
in the UK, it is fantastic. But the Market had a shaky start. Visitors
stopped at the Castle gate. It's opening delayed by nearly five hours
` due to strong winds on Thursday. Still organisers claim ` this was
the best Market yet. But some traders told me they thought it
seemed quieter than previous years. I think this year has been a good
year, maybe not for the numbers, but when word gets around that we have
got it right again, people will come back. It has not been quite so
busy, but that has been great for people because they could stand and
have a look instead of being swept along. The park`and`ride is 8% up on
my steward so I think people spread out a little over the five days so
wasn't so crowded. `` up on last year. Organisers will now review
this year's event. And they'll be looking at the results from this `
the largest`ever survey of visitors here. We hope to learn what people
like about the market. We want to see what they would like to see
improved. Traders spent the day dismantling their stalls. But first
the clean`up here continues ` this lunchtime. With stalls being
dismantled. Over the next few days this area of Lincoln will return to
normal ` before planning begins for next year's Market.
Plans for a new coal fired power station in Yorkshire have moved a
step forward after the government promised more funding to the company
behind the scheme. Ed Davey the Energy and Climate Change Secretary
made the announcement as he visited Drax power station near Selby to
officially open its new biomass plant. The ?2 billion coal`fired
power station proposed for site would use the very latest carbon
capture technology, where emissions are transported through a tunnel
underground in East Yorkshire and into the north sea. This is good
news for Yorkshire because the first carbon capture storage is being
signed and that will bring investment in hundreds of millions
of pounds that we can have another low carbon industry where the carbon
is actually captured and stored under the North Sea safely.
They were beaten to the City of Culture title so is Swansea ready to
take revenge on Hull. Swansea City and Hull City meet tonight just ten
years since they were both playing at the fourth level of English
football. Our sports reporter Simon Clark takes a look at this tale of
two cities. Swansea and Hull, one Welsh and one English but despite
those differences the cities share a lot. Their population numbers are
compatible and their grounds are similar and shared with their rugby
neighbours. But one is a new City of Culture. Both clubs have had
meteoric rises. I saw a documentary on them a couple of weeks ago and
where they were ten years ago, it is remarkable what they have done and
achieved. A big part in the back for all of them. Their play has not
changed over the past 56 years. The way they pass the ball and move it,
they create spaces. `` over the past five or six years. When we get hold
of the ball we are able to keep it as well. Hull City played a
considerable role in the history of Swansea six years ago which enabled
Swansea to see in the football league. Who would've thought they
would meet as mid`table rivals. In this battle of the two cities, it is
currently Swansea nil, Hull one. They have two bind a second away win
and so will have two play like the whole but played against Liverpool
rather than the team that played against Crystal Palace.
We'll have full commentary of Hull City's trip to Swansea. The build up
is already underway on Sports Talk. Kick off is at 8pm.
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday for Grimsby Town season ticket holders
wanting to watch their side's FA Cup match with Huddersfield Town next
month. The Mariners reached the third round with a two`nil win over
Northampton. It's Grimsby's second win over league opponents having
beaten Scunthorpe in the first round.
Grimsby's Strictly star Kevin Clifton and dance partner Susanna
Reid have thanked the public for getting them through to the
semi`finals of the competition. They received the lowest score on
Saturday's show for this Argentine Tango, but were spared the dance off
last night thanks to the public vote. Susanna and Kevin! If it was
allowed ad like to go around to every single person who voted in
thank you personally. Honestly, the public support getting us through
Israel the amazing and I really appreciate it. `` is really amazing.
Well done to them. Good luck for the next round. Camilla Dallara up is in
Bridlington at the moment and she will join me on the radio at midday.
She is in pantomime here. That's it for now. Amazon convert admits
killing Sergeant Lee Rigby tells it all really this is all water. Some
flood victims claim their houses were sacrificed during the tidal
surge last week. It will be bright and sunny at times with top
temperatures around nine Celsius. This is from re in Beverley, all
these so`called flood defence schemes are worthless. Defence in
one area moves the problem to another. The answer is to dredge the
river and cleared out ditches and dikes. Dave in Hull says people who
said they were sacrificed, are they aware that some residents in Hull
did get flooded despite the barrier? It is a natural disaster
and one of the worst for 60 years, coming up with conspiracy theories
is crazy. Strong words on knees. All it says, Debussy has to go
somewhere. `` this CD has to go somewhere. Time for people to get
real. Yes, my property was flooded in 1953. Terry says should the
government be looking at a tidal barrier for the Humber, similar to
the Thames barrier. This would protect barriers north and south of
the Humber Estuary. Finally, this is from Jenny, to the people of Boston,
we are so grateful for their generosity in helping all of us out
as flood victims by donating items to help us. Many thanks to the Red
Cross, the emergency services and everyone else involved and also the
borough council. Heartfelt thanks to all. Thank you all very much indeed
for your flood stories. We are very grateful. Join me on the
radio tomorrow lunchtime. Enjoy your evening. Goodbye.