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Through Sunday and inch or two inches of rain, gales are possible
Good evening and welcome to BBC Look North.
Arriving in Lincolnshire after a transatlantic flight `
the world's only airworthy Lancasters are brought together.
But there was disappointment here at RAF Coningsby where heavy rain and
thunder storms meant their historic flight together had to be cancelled.
More than half an inch of rain in less than an hour ` flash floods
The worst of the bad weather is over for now, but more storms are
I'll have the full forecast later in the programme.
The motorway closures which tourism bosses say will put
The last minute goal that kept Hull City's European dream alive.
As unique to the area as the Humber Bridge and white phone boxes,
but is Chip Spice one of Hull's best kept secrets?
It was supposed to be a unique moment in aviation history,
but today thunderstorms and heavy rain meant the flight
of two Lancaster bombers over Lincolnshire had to be cancelled.
Thousands of people had turned out to see the world's last two
A flypast over Lincoln cathedral accompanied by
the Red Arrows had been planned, but the weather put a stop to all that.
Gemma Dawson has spent the day at RAF Coningsby where
Gemma, how much of a disappointment has this been?
The Canadian Lancaster has travelled 3700 miles. But with 100 miles to go
a thunderstorm hit preventing the fly`past taking place. But many
people were happy to sleep off of the Lancasters together even if it
was just on the tarmac. `` were happy to witness the Tang Castor ``
witness the Lancaster together. Sometimes on the way to read you
could see at the Lancaster is underneath you.
To commemorate the wartime efforts and the lives lost the Canadian
Lancaster is set off for Lincolnshire. They stopped in a
slant last night. Back in Lincolnshire crowds had gathered
from early this morning. We were on our way to a wedding and we heard
about this. To see one is fantastic, to see two is out of this world. It
is once in a lifetime. At 11 o'clock the Lancaster was taken into
position. There have been false starts over the years to try to get
both aircraft together. Finally it has come together. But it was not to
be. The weather turned. EV Asian enthusiasts waited for news. ``
Aviation enthusiasts waited for news. We were waiting for so long.
40 minutes late their Canadian aircraft arrived. It is a momentous
day to have these aircraft together. I am disappointed that they have not
been able to fly together. But it is a very exciting day. It would have
been nice to see them fly together. But I am happy enough. The aircraft
were finally united on the runway. The historic flight is still to
come. The Canadian Lancaster needs to be
serviced after its long journey. The aircraft are now due to fly together
next week. There will be a number of events
where both aircraft will appeared together.
So there are still plenty of opportunities to see the aircraft
flying together. With three quarters of an inch
of rain falling in an hour it wasn't just today's historic fly
past which was affected. Flash flooding has caused damage to
homes and businesses in several places with Louth being
the worst affected. Our reporter Jill Archbold has spent
the afternoon there A torrential downpour that didn't
last more than half an hour which overwhelmed this Lincolnshire
market town. The rain described
by those living here as biblical. It's just flooded from three
different directions. It was coming in under The Doors.
One street in Eastgate looked more like a river.
Luckily for Michael O'Hara sandbags saved his home ` his garden taking
It is fair rather than anything else that that will get worse and come
into the house. What can you do? Contractors in Louth working
for Anglian Water rushed with They saw what was happening to us
and came to our assistance. We were within two inches of it coming into
the house. There is going to be further rainfall but we hope it will
not be on the same scale as earlier on. But we have taken the
opportunity to do further planning. Water poured through the ceiling
at this sewing shop ` and business owner Valarie rushed to
save wedding dresses. I have a dress that cost a lot of
money. It cannot be replaced. With more rain forecast `
emergency services in Louth watch closely to see if their help will be
needed once more. Mark Welsh is from
Lincolnshire County Council. I asked him what problems
the rain had caused flooding. In years gone by we would
down? not `` either councils letting as
down? Fire and Rescue have been there
through the day. This sort of rainfall, where ever it would fall
would cause a problem. One of the water companies has said this will
be the norm for the future. Have you got the resources to cope? Some
people see the likelihood of summer five times as likely. I think that
is true. In terms of resources we are prepared. There was some heavy
rain today for a short period of time and then we see those pictures.
Do you have the resources to cope? Yes we have. Had that rain fallen
somewhere else it would have caused the same problem. What advice do you
have for those affected today, and also over the weekend? I am very
sorry for anybody that has been flooded. We will be investigating
that. Over the weekend, heavy rainfall tonight, Sunday, a storm
coming through. Be prepared. Check the Environment Agency for online.
Check the net office warnings. Have you been affected
by the flooding today? A man accused of murdering
a Bridlington guest house owner John Heald appeared at
Hull Crown Court Bei Carter died at the
Morayland Guest House on He also faces ten separate charges
of rape in South Yorkshire. Health officials trying to trace
the source of a Legionnaires disease outbreak say four people
recovering from the disease had all visited Freeman Street in Grimsby
prior to being ill. The source of the infection
hasn't yet been identified. Doctors? surgeries will stay
on alert for another two weeks A man has been charged
after a laser`like beam was shone at a police helicopter in
North East Lincolnshire. Simon Pearson who's 40 and from
St Nicolas Drive in Grimsby, has been charged under the
Air Navigation Order. He was arrested in the early
hours of yesterday morning. The first female commander
of a Royal Navy warship, who was born and raised
in Lincolnshire, has been removed from her post after claims she had
an affair with another officer. Commander Sarah West from Grimsby
took charge of HMS Portland in May 2012,
but left her vessel last month. A Royal Navy spokesman said that
she would be assigned a new role. That's the message
from business leaders who fear that visitors won?t come to the town this
weekend because of the traffic chaos Part
of the motorway was reopened today after the Highways Agency admitted
it was wrong to shut the eastbound More from our
Political Editor Tim Iredale. Throughout the day yesterday
national radio stations warned of the problems caused by the closure
of this section of the M180. Although only one lane eastbound
reopened today traffic was moving. And that meant
a less stressful journey for drivers Where have you come from? What was
the motorway like? Not too bad. But some Cleethorpes business owners
fear this week's traffic chaos in North Lincolnshire will deter
many weekend visitors. The gentleman said he would give
himself the eight of ten for the destruction. I would give him too.
On behalf of of the traders, please, it is a storm in a teacup.
The Highways Agency admit they got it wrong by closing the whole
They've spoken to business leaders and politicians in
North East Lincolnshire to avoid a repeat performance.
The traders and the tourist industry are outraged. These problems can
easily be avoided. The message is that we are open for business. The
agency has promised to try and put alternative traffic arrangements in
place. Of course if you are heading to
the seaside this weekend other modes Tim Iredale, BBC Look North,
Cleethorpes. Thanks to everyone who got
in touch about the roadworks taking faced the axe in the World War I.
He showed a picture last night of me in Turkey. There is a picture of me
in France. The director says it is dull.
Maybe they cannot understand what you are seeing.
Still some very heavy showers around. Still the potential for a
heavy downforce over the next few hours. After a fine day tomorrow
there is this area of low pressure from the South. Sunday night into
Monday, strong winds as well. Further thunderstorms spreading
northwards. It will be a dry ends to the night. Temperatures will fall
back to 13 Celsius. Tomorrow, a much quieter day. The clothes will be
broken. There will be sunny spells through the morning. `` the clouds
will be broken. On Sunday heavy rain will spread out from the side. Very
windy overnights, Sunday into Monday.
And somebody has contacted us to see that you are Mary Poppins of whether
broadcasting. Have a nice weekend.
Goodbye. Hull City face a trip to Belgium
to play KSC Lokeren in the next The Tigers beat AC Trencin
from Slovakia in front Here's our Sports Reporter,
Simon Clark. Another day at UEFA headquarters,
another European draw for Hull City. This time their journey takes them
to Belgium to face face Lokeren. But Hull's first taste of European
football was nearly its last. Tomas Malec ensured
a difficult night for the Tigers That away goal meant the home
side needed two to progress. It was a frustrating effort until
Robbie Brady's cross found a superb So just the one needed
but it wouldn't come. Not until substitute Sone Aluko
latched on to Robert Snodgrass's They stack at it after an. It. The
crowd were fantastic. Thankfully we saw it too.
Around 60 had made the trip to Hull from Slovakia,
It was very exciting. The hull city supporters were very nice.
So expect a busy time around King George Dock in Hull
around the 20th August as fans make the short hop to the continent.
It's the start of the league season for the rest
Scunthorpe United manager Russ Wilcox says his side will go into
The Iron travel to Swindon tomorrow in their first game back in
League One after they were promoted last year.
The players we have brought to the club will make us competitive. It is
difficult to see where we're going to finish. We want to finish as high
as we possibly can. You have got to make sure you stay in that league.
And BBC Radio Humberside will have full commentary of
Scunthorpe United's trip to Swindon tomorrow afternoon.
In the Conference, Grimsby Town start their season
That game will be on earlier with a 12.45 kick off.
BBC Radio Lincolnshire will have commentary of Lincoln City's
In Edwardian times, Bridlington offered elegant
escapism, and the jewel in its entertainment crown was the Spa.
But when war broke out 100 years ago, the venue's star
faced being axed because everyone thought he was German.
Jo Makel has been looking at how even the world
of entertainment couldn't escape the realities of war.
Edwardian piddling ten combined seaside fun with elegance. `` Eduard
Ian Bridlington combined seaside fun with elegance.
German and Austrian bands playing light
Just before the war The Spa had attracted
He would perform to the Royal Family. He was eight mast for people
visiting the seaside. `` he was an essential for people visiting the
seaside. But Kandt's future at the Spa was
at risk. The outbreak of war meant
attitudes were changing. Seaside fun was
about to get serious. For one thing the Government wanted
everyone to boycott German goods. But the worry about German
influences put the spotlight He was from a Russian immigrant
family, called Kantovich and had But his adopted name ` Herr Kandt `
was a problem. It was a disaster to be branded as a
foreigner, especially if you were in military uniform. There was a
feeling in favour of him in the town because of commercial reasons.
Loyalty to King and country crashed against commercial success. Energy
and the council decided to keep him. He was on a new wartime contract
which could be changed at any time. A lot of effort was made.
Even the elegant escapist world of the Spa could not avoid
You may not have heard of chips ice. We went to find out by chip spice is
such a hit. It is a phenomenon. Its appeal seems
to be spreading. I am sending it to my son who emigrated to Australia.
It is good to. This person is one of those credited with starting the
clays. We saw products of the same style in America. That puts the idea
into our heads. It has inspired a line of clothing. They sold out
straightaway. And now this entrepreneur has brought out his own
brand. Who better to explain what it is? You can put chilly or carry on
your chips. It is healthy. But in Lincolnshire at no one has heard of
it. Have you ever heard of it? No. It is not something we have been
asked for. It has not spread over the bridge
yet, but one day Lincolnshire could be as mad on chip spice.
Here is a recap of the headlines. America attacks Islamist militants
in Iraq launching an air strike. And the last to hear worthy
Lancaster bombers are brought together in Lincolnshire.
And the weather bash big easy along the coast. Top temperature 22
Celsius. We were talking about the flooding
that has happened today in Lincolnshire.
And one viewer has said he is fed up hearing how the agencies are working
hard and still the floods occur. Many of the messages seeing a
similar thing. Another message says, it is always
the same places where it flat and they want to build new homes where
it floods. Another message says, too many
houses are being built without sufficient infrastructure such as
drains. And another message says, as houses
were not squashed into small pleasers without renewing the drains
then they would not be an overflow of the drains.
Buying queue for all the messages. `` thank you. Goodbye.
Martin Freeman presents a Gaza Crisis appeal on behalf of the
Disasters Emergency Committee. Over the last month the crisis in
Gaza has captured the world's attention.
Military conflict has been taking a devastating toll on a
densely-populated area. So tens of thousands of people have
nowhere to live and nowhere else to go.
The conflict means that the people of Gaza are in great need.
Thousands of exhausted families are living in temporary shelters ?
facing a very uncertain future. The DEC estimates over a million
people don't even have access to enough clean water.
These people desperately need your help.
That's why The Disasters