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Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North. The headlines tonight.
?200 million from the Government to boost the economy here. A quarter
will go on flood defences. The four`year`old waiting for eczema
treatment as doctors debate the price of it.
For me to have two say you can't have it, she doesn't understand it.
It is not fair. I will be back with the details of the forecast.
Millions of pounds is to be spent on flood defences on the banks
of the Humber to protect more than 60,000 properties.
The announcement is part of a ?200 million spending package
for this area to attract investment and create jobs.
Tonight one of Hull's biggest private sector employers which
suffered millions of pounds worth of damage during the tidal surge says
Sarah Corker has been looking at the figures.
The Humber is getting ?103 million of government money for 12 projects.
And it's estimated that will help to safeguard or
Now almost half of that money, ?48 million,
December's tidal surge exposed Hull's vulnerability to coastal
flooding, inundating businesses and homes along the Humber.
Today, the port director told me improved
flood defences protecting 68,000 properties will help to attract news
It's very important for the multi`million pound businesses, many
businesses up and down the estuary, and those who are about to relocate
here that they feel confident that the Government understand that we
And smaller businesses like this seafood company are now
We can look at a new fleet and vehicles. It is very welcome. It has
been difficult. Improved defences also means
thousands of homes in North There's money too to support
the electricifcation of the Hull to Selby line and
for an enhanced footbridge over Lincolnshire will share ?111 million
between 15 projects focusing It'll be used to build up to 2,000
new homes Lincolnshire has so many transport
bottlenecks, such an extensive road network, so we've really focused
on some of those key bottlenecks and making sure government
understands the need to put money Economic development comes
from that. The biggest share of that money,
?16 million, will be spent on the long`awaited Grantham relief
road to cut congestion in the town. Each local enterprise partnership `
made up of businesses and councils ` has had to bid
for the money from the Government. These growth deals are
a massive transfer of money, of power from Whitehall to local areas
like this so that they can build The idea is that local people know
best about how and where investment is needed
helping businesses to flourish. There's a real focus on skills
and training too. In Lincolnshire they'll be
a new science and technology park at University
of Lincoln, an agricultural college is to be built at Lincolnshire
showground and a business park Three colleges in Grimsby and Goole
will get money for specialist training
for the renewables industry. All these projects set
to start next year. Earlier I spoke with Noel Waters
from Smith and Nephew, a leading medical product manufacturer in Hull
who were flooded during December's He told me about
the impact it had on the business. There was major damage to the site.
All our head offices were flooded. It had a major impact on our ability
to continue to supply from this site. How much it cost the business
in total? We are still going through that, but
it is many, many millions. In excess of $20 million. Good grief. Did it
make you consider your position at the side of the Humber? Would you
move? It was a great concern, particularly when we realised the
flood defences were in such a poor state. The levels were considerably
below where we had, where it grows to. What about today, with this use
of ?3 million going to the Albert Dock? Does that make you feel
differently? It is excellent news, for the city of Hull and all the
businesses in this area. Quite clearly, it makes us feel more
secure that we will be protected from the scene, but we are taking
some of our own precautions as well. Can you make a firm commitment that
you are staying? Yes, well, we are committed to Hull. We have a
long`term commitment Hull. The business started eliminating 56. We
have got this business back up and running. `` the business started
back in 1856. Thank you very much. In a moment: How this driver turned
the tables on the parking warden, using CCTV to prove the authorities
wrong. A four`year`old girl with severe
eczema is having to wait to get access to medication, even though
it's been prescribed by a hospital consultant. The girl's mother
believes the drugs are being withheld because of the price, and
says if she lived elsewhere they would be available. A national
patients' group says cases like this are becoming more common since local
doctors were given more power over This, what we're looking at now,
is quite good. When she starts scratching,
it bleeds, Her feet, her hands,
and all over her body. Four`year`old Kacey suffers
from severe eczema. It's only her face
which is clear from the condition. It's there all the time,
it never goes away. For Kacey, I can't begin to
imagine what this is like for her. According to Katylee,
Kacey was prescribed special bandages and steroid creams
on 3rd June by her consultant On 5th June,
her GP surgery refused to issue it. Her case was reviewed last week
on 3rd July by the local Clinical Commissioning Group,
which overseas GP care. But the following day, the GP
practice told her they'd have to wait for confirmation in writing,
which could take up to ten days and then it would then be another
week before her medication arrives. It makes me angry, it makes me
upset and it's disheartening. For me to come out
of that surgery and say you can't have it, which she can't understand,
it's not good enough. Hull Royal Infirmary says it hasn't
prescribed anything out of the ordinary, body bandages
and topical creams, suitable To make matters worse, Katylee
believes it's because she lives here in Hedon in East Yorkshire that her
daughter didn't automatically get But if she lived a few miles
down the road in Hull, it would have been a more positive
outcome from the start. Ruth Marsden from patient group
Healthwatch says cases like these aren't unusual now that decisions
are made at a very local level. Most people assume that their
relationship with their GP, because of the personal nature of that,
means that their GP can pull out of his clinical hat whatever they
may require for their condition. Now unfortunately
a GP is not entirely a free agent, he is governed and,
in many ways restricted, both Kacey's mother says she's worried
about how much longer she'll have to wait to get the medication her
daughter so desperately needs. We want to hear from you on this
story. Have you had a similar experience to Kacey? Do you think
some drugs and treatments should be A former Humberside police constable
has appeared in court and `` and pleaded guilty to a number of sexual
assaults. He pleaded guilty to misconduct by engaging in sexual
activity while on duty and admitted misconduct by carrying out sexual
assault while working as a police officer. He has been bailed to
appear at Sheffield Crown Court for sentencing on August 27.
A man accused of starting a fire on a North Sea ferry
off the coast of Bridlington which led to six people being winched off
the ship and airlifted to hospital has pleaded guilty to arson.
26`year`old Boden George Hughes from Sunderland admitted committing
arson but he still denies arson with intent to endanger life.
The prosecution said he was very drunk and under the influence
of drugs when he set fire to bedding in the cabin with a lighter.
A driver from Lincolnshire has had a parking ticket cancelled after it
was wrongly issued. Ron Best received the ticket for leaving his
car on a street in Horncastle for more than two hours, in a one`hour
bay. But he had his own CCTV footage showing he had actually moved his
car in that time. Lincolnshire County Council has now said the
member of the staff will go through further training. Jessica Lane
Ron Best keeps a CCTV camera in his car in case he's in an accident.
But he used it when he was given a parking ticket
And accused of staying for over two hours in a one`hour space.
According to the officer, my wheels were in the same position. In the
meantime, not only was the car parked in a different position, it
was part it different way down the road and I had driven several miles.
Ron says this video shows that journey.
So he appealed. After investigating, the council
sent this letter saying he shouldn't have been given the ticket at all
Lincolnshire County Council has apologised. In a statement, it said:
Without the CCTV footage, I would've been struggling to prove it. They
tell a negative effect on the town. That it has a negative effect on the
town. The council says if other people
think they've been wrongly given a ncolnshire's Red Arrows meet one
of their number one fans. Storm cloud over New Ellerby,
sent in by Chris Clark. If Paul was here, I think tomorrow
night we will do a feature on part`time work. As he cannot get
there? I think so. Not sure many people are
complaining. It is quieter in the office.
I am not complaining. Thank you. Some very heavy showers
out there at the moment across northern part of Lincolnshire,
heading into part of East Yorkshire. Another batch pushing from the
South. Tomorrow, there will be sunshine and heavy showers as well.
We have a warning from the Met office for some torrential
downpours. We have a friend coming in from the east. I think it will
affect those late on Wednesday. We have some very heavy showers out
there at the moment. Temperatures dropping back to 14 or 15. By late
morning we will begin to see showers bubbling up. Might see some lines of
showers. Some could be very heavy. Not everywhere is getting them. It
could be a beautiful day along the coast. The bridges in land, up to
about 20 degrees. The great Yorkshire show this week. Wednesday
looks like most of the day will be dry. Outbreaks of rain on Thursday.
That was not meant to be there. I was just going to say, nice and
professional, then used by late at the last minute.
Don't tell him. See you tomorrow.
Yorkshire is celebrating what's been described by the boss of the Tour de
France as the best Grand Depart ever.
Millions of people turned out at the weekend to get a glimpse of the
riders. It cost millions of pounds to stage the event but in return
it's hoped it will bring ?100 million into the regional economy.
The man who brought the Tour de France to Yorkshire says it's been a
I always knew it would be big, I knew it would be good. I never
expected in my wildest expectations we would get the millions and
millions of people we have had. The skies of Yorkshire were buzzing
with helicopters relaying live pictures of the Tour de France
on Saturday and Sunday. Among them, the Yorkshire Air
Ambulance had its busiest ever weekend, and at one point during
the race was given priority when it A bird's`eye view of one of
Yorkshire's proudest moments. By mid`morning on Saturday, calls
for help were coming in thick and A patient has fallen through a roof,
some 20 feet. We are unsure exactly
of their injuries at the moment. Around two million spectators
watched and there were miles It's difficult to transport
patients to hospital. This is the easiest way
to save lives this weekend. So much so, the Yorkshire Air
Ambulance has brought in a third Just a few miles from the start,
as the Tour passes through Skipton, Sally Hartley's effort to get a
better view landed her in trouble. She landed on her leg
and then twisted and then her head There is a wound at the back
of her head. My mum owns a salon at the Corn Mill
and we have got a corrugated roof. There was a load of people up there
and me and my mum decided to go up She just took one step out,
fell 20 foot. The paramedics have been fantastic
to get there as soon as they could. Sally was kept
in hospital overnight and released. Other patients included
a schoolboy who fell off the chair, While the incline,
rather than the crowds, proved too As he started up here,
which is a pretty big hill. He started to get some chest pain
and started to get out of breath. In total 20 patients were airlifted
to hospital and in what was a successful weekend for Yorkshire
on the ground and in the air. Humberside police say they don't
need any more money to police anti`fracking demonstrations in East
Yorkshire. And via mental test is accused of fossil been heavy`handed.
`` environmentalists force of being heavy`handed.
We are not spending much and we're not using much of our resources. I
hope we can continue to keep it in the way it is now and manage it at a
low level. Hull Arena will close later this
month because of changes to EU rules. The venue's refrigeration
system needs to be replaced to meet new regulations and it's expected to
remain shut until early September. Hull City Council are talking to
Hull Stingrays Ice Hockey team to find an alternative venue for their
pre`season preparations. "Grimsby", Sacha Baron Cohen won't
be coming to the town for any filming. The comedian, who's best
known for characters such as Ali G and Borat, did visit the town before
filming started. But the action`comedy is instead being shot
on a closed set in London, before Hull City have completed the signing
of Tom Ince. He signed a two`year deal with the Tigers. Negotiations
are continuing between the Tigers and black `` and Blackpool.
The chairman of Hull Kingston Rovers says he hopes the newly appointed
coach Chris Chester will be in the role for the long term. In his first
game in charge, Chester saw Rovers beat Superleague leaders St Helens
by 40 points to ten. Speaking after the match Neil Hudgell said it was
the right time for a change at the club.
We will do what is the best for the team, and we think the best is a
change. Chris is very well thought of in the club. We hope we can talk
long time. It is a great opportunity. I am looking forward to
the next eight games. I reckon we need another four to get in the
play`offs. Who knows what happened after that. Lee Radford says he is
still hopeful of reaching the play`offs despite losing to
Warrington. And you'll be able to see the
highlights from both games on the Superleague show tonight. It's on at
11.35 on BBC One. One of Lincolnshire's Red Arrows is
out of action for the foreseeable future after being hit during a
display at Waddington after being badly damaged by a bird
strike during the show. with one of their biggest fans.
Ten`year`old Tahnee was among the crowds at the Waddington Air Show.
She made the news last year when she wrote to the Arrows, but forgot to
include her address. They tracked her down and at the weekend her
dream of meeting the team came true. Flying in for a VIP meeting with
one of their biggest fans. How are you feeling today? Very
excited, I can't wait. Because I get to meet Red 1 and
yeah, it's going to be really fun. Is one of those going to be your
plane? We first met Tahnee last December
after she wrote to Red 1. "I really want to be a Red Arrows
pilot when I grow up. "I have been working really hard
at school." Without a return address,
he couldn't write back. Eventually, the team tracked
her down and invited her here to It has just been really,
really exciting and we've been We have been
around to the stalls to see the RAF stalls and she can't help but tell
everybody what she's doing today. It's been really fun. I've looked at
all the stalls and everything. I'm going to buy some stuff from the
Red Arrows stall later. This is the moment that
Tahnee has been waiting for. She is about to meet Red 1 and
get the opportunity to ask him what For ten minutes,
this ten`year`old quizzed her hero What's your favourite plane apart
from the Hawk? F`14, Tomcat. I just love it. It's a
brute, isn't it? It was amazing,
one minute I was just sitting there and then they all came out. It was
just brilliant. It's been a long time
since she wrote in. No return address, and we tracked
her down, so that's brilliant. She is a lovely, sweet, little
girl and she is really desperate To end this memorable day,
a chance for Tahnee to watch her favourite
team perform for the crowds. You can see a gallery of photos,
many sent in by you of the Waddington airshow, by going on to
our Facebook page. Let's get a recap of the national
and regional headlines. The Government launches extensive new
inquiries into child sex abuse involving politicians and promises
to expose any failures. A warning of doctors making more
tough choices prescribing drugs as one girl from East Yorkshire is
caught in a row over eczema We were talking about that story of
the patient unable to get medication for eczema who lives in Headon.
Somebody says, people being thrown off doctors registered, children
waiting for medicines, extremely long waiting list, what is happening
in the NHS? Utter mismanagement. Chris says, how could any doctor
allow a child to suffer such a horrible skin problem? A condition
like this should be a top priority whatever the price. Ali says, if the
hospital put her on the medication, they should prescribe it, and the
doctors should give it as a repeat prescription. Somebody else's, it
should not be to do with where you live. Somebody else says, if she was
a drug object, they would pay whatever it costs to get her romp
methadrone and let her stay on it `` drug addict. Thank you for those and
for watching. Enjoy your evening. I will be back later at 10:25 p.m..