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life changing experience. The question is whether the Games will
deliver a lasting change to Good evening. An East Yorkshire MP
is asking the government for more than ?200 million to improve flood
defences around the Humber. 1,100 homes in the area were flooded
during the tidal surge in December. The MP for Haltemprice and Howden,
David Davis, is lobbying the government to provide money for work
on the defences. Kate Sweeting reports.
For John and Liz Kirk from Yokefleet in East Yorkshire, this caravan is
now home. Now after 11 weeks, it is just really depressing now and it
gets you down after all this time. 1,100 homes in the Humber area were
flooded during December's tidal surge. Now with predictions that
extreme weather will become more common there are calls for the East
Coast to be better protected. We are the second highest flood risk in the
country. That is going to get worse as sea levels go up, then we are
going to get more and more risks like this and we have to do
something about it. The plan is to raise the height of parts of the
river bank which protect thousands of homes from flooding but which
were overtopped during December's tidal surge. There are also plans to
create water holding areas and to remove some flood defences to allow
some areas to flood. This has already been done in Aukbrough,
Paull and Donna Nook, albeit amid controversy, as many did not want to
see that land lost. All of this work would cost more than ?200 million,
money which would largely have to come from the government. It's a big
project. We're looking forward 20 years from now. It's a very
important area, very valuable assets and so it's right to invest a large
amount of money in such an important area.
If it's not done all this land will be reclaimed. Nature will just take
its own back again, won't it? Unless you fight it.
Liz and John hope to stay in this village for the rest of their lives,
and it's hoped if this work is carried out, it will also be saved
for future generations. People living in Grimsby have met
tonight to talk about the planned new series of Skint which could be
filmed in the town. People on the Nunsthorpe estate expressed their
worries about the programme which shows how people survive without
being employed. More than 800 people have signed a petition calling for
filming to cease. Gemma Dawson reports.
Ah, Scunthorpe... This TV show was watched by millions. Scunny is
perhaps best known for the steelworks. Or what's left of 'em.
Skint was based on life on this Scunthorpe estate, but the Channel 4
show proved to be controversial. Tonight people in Grimsby have
attended a public meeting concerned it could be the featured town in the
next series. People here are very proud of their town. We don't really
want that to be hit by a negative programme. The fact that we're
joining together shows that it's no longer down to big decision makers,
it's down to the people, the people's power. It showed that
people are very concerned and they care about their town. We don't want
to be vilified in this way. I'm going home feeling very positive.
There's a huge number of people and everyone with one voice. Loads of
creativity, lots of ideas and a desire to carry this forward. This
is a group that's united and I think that's unstoppable. Channel 4 didn't
attend tonight's meeting because it says it offered to meet organisers
in person as part of a wider consultation process which has
involved community organisations and over 100 residents. But test filming
has already taken place on the East Marsh estate and the Nunsthorpe area
of Grimsby. People need to know the conditions in which people in this
country, which the Prime Minister himself has now admitted is a
wealthy country. The conditions some people have to live in, they need to
see it and know it. If they see it as entertainment then that's their
problem. Channel 4 says it can't definitely confirm the final
location of the next series yet. But many at tonight's public meeting are
hoping it won't be here. Lincolnshire's Police and Crime
Commissioner has apologised to the chief constable he suspended last
year. Neil Rhodes was subsequently reinstated by a High Court judge.
Alan Hardwick says his apology is sincere and unreserved. But he says
his intention was to act appropriately.
The last two remaining flying Lancaster bombers are to fly
together in Lincolnshire. A bomber from Canada will arrive at RAF
Coningsby in August. It'll fly alongside the Lancaster from the
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Last year was the 70th anniversary
of the Dambusters raids. Hull City are into the quarterfinals
of the FA Cup after a 2`1 win over Brighton at the KC Stadium tonight.
Two first half goals were enough to give the Tigers the win. Simon Clark
was at the game. Do City have a real chance in this competition now?
They have never won this competition but what an opportunity this season
presents now they are in the quarterfinals. Let me show you how
they got there. First up this from Curtis Davies. Soon after it was to
win this free kick `` free kick took a deflection from Robert Koren. They
spurned and opportunity to increase before Brighton at themselves their
goal. The Tigers held on for a two to one victory. This is what the
fans thought. They made hard work of tonight but at least we're through.
It is absolutely fabulous, I love it, me. I'm thrilled, can't wait for
Sunderland. We've done the double over them, three times will be good
for me. It was very very scary the last ten minutes but absolutely
brilliant. Absolutely brilliant, Sunderland, crack on. Hull City have
only been in the quarterfinals six times. They have only gone beyond
that, 1913 into the semifinals. And if they are in the semifinals this
year it is at Wembley Stadium. The quarterfinal date, the second week
in March. It is turning wetter and windier. Rain spreading in from the
west. The rain tending to clear towards morning. A mild night and
temperatures down to six or seven degrees. The cloud will break up
quite nicely tomorrow and it will get brighter sickly. A decent day,
dry and bright. The risk of the odd shower and not until later on. The
breeze will be quite gusty and now eased out later. Not quite as mild
as today, but at 212 degrees. It will be more like 10 degrees.
Another decent day on Wednesday, bright and easy. Rain into Thursday.
We're back tomorrow at 6:25am with the breakfast bulletins. We hope you
can join us then. Goodbye for now. Good evening. We have a spell of wet
and windy weather working across the British Isles. Today brought many of
us some decent spells of sunshine and it brought us some decent
temperatures. In fact, our warmest day of the year so far.
At the moment, though, things have changed. This is the gap in the
satellite picture. Now, this curl of cloud looks like a snail's shell, it
is an area of low pressure that is sweeping wind and rain across us.
It's pushed into the west already and is now making rapid progress
eastwards, moving into eastern England through the small