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The headlines from BBC Look North this Thursday lunchtime.
East Yorkshire ambulances are given longer to reach patients
Plans for a new Spurn Point visitor centre will be considered again
And a new, faster lifeboat is on its way to Skegness
It's a step change in technology, a step change in safety
The Yorkshire Ambulance Service says paramedics will no longer get
to call-outs within their eight minute target unless
The National Audit Office has warned that some ambulance trusts
are unable to cope with demand for their services and it's hoped
Call handlers will be given more time to assess individual cases
before deciding whether to send an ambulance or not.
Our correspondent, Leanne Brown, is here.
If you find yourself having to call 999 and ambulance will automatically
the dispatched within 60 seconds and calls classed as very serious will
need to be responded to in eight minutes but NHS managers say because
of this system several ambulances often get sent to the same address
and some get stood down en route once it becomes apparent then not
needed. Under this pilot call handlers would have up to four
minutes to assess the situation and they would be no time frame for when
the ambulance might arrive it is -- if it is not life threatening, these
are like Burns, if you are suffering from chest pains. If someone is not
breathing or having a heart attack and ambulance was still be
dispatched straightaway. It is no secret ambulances across England
have been struggling with their response times. You get here
represent paramedics and the call handlers say this will help a little
bit but it is not the answer as there are major problems across the
service. It will help in the little way,
but it's not the answer. You can't look at the Ambulance
Service in isolation. Even if we quicken the service up,
and they get to A quicker, unless we make sure that A can
receive the patients, they are just going to sit in the back
of the ambulances at A Unless we can clear
the beds in the hospital, when they do get in A,
they will just sit in A Unless we can get the community
sorted, they will sit So the whole chain
needs to be looked at. This is also being tested by the
South Westerns Ambulance Service and West Midland Ambulance Service.
If it's seen as a success it will be rolled out across the country.
There will be no investigation into potential police misconduct
in relation to the 1985 Bradford City fire disaster.
56 football fans died, including two Lincoln City supporters.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission says there is no
indication of potential misconduct by individual police officers.
It's after West Yorkshire Police voluntarily referred
Controversial proposals for a visitor centre on land
near to the Spurn peninsula are being discussed
by East Riding Council later this afternoon.
It's the second time the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has
sought approval for its plans after its initial
There have been more than 700 objections from local residents
Here's our environment correspondent, Paul Murphy.
It is more than three years since Yorkshire Wildlife Trust first
mooted plans for a visitor centre on land to the south of Kilnsea.
It's hoped the ?900,000 project will open up the area to more
visitors and interpret and explain this unique landscape.
But the Spurn visitor centre proposal has met
with strong local opposition, concerns that it will have
a detrimental impact on the local environment,
suggestions that using existing buildings for the centre
East Riding Council has already rejected an application
by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, that was last summer.
Councillors were concerned about flood risk to the proposed
centre and also the visual impact it might have in an area renowned
This afternoon councillors are considering a second application
but many local people have criticised that too, claiming it's
A councillor who was expelled from the Conservative Party
after posting an offensive tweet following the death of MP
Jo Cox says he has no intention of resigning.
Dominic Peacock has written to the chief executive
of East Riding Council saying that he has received overwhelming
support from ward residents and has described his critics
Last month a council committee said he should stand
Hull City can make it to only their second major
cup final if they beat Manchester United tonight.
They'll face Southampton in the EFL Cup if they overcome a two-goal
deficit from the first leg of the semifinal.
City head coach Marco Silva admits it will be difficult.
They scored the last goal, I think, in the last five minutes
because if they come with 1-0 it is different for them, sure.
It's a strong team, a fantastic coach.
Sure we have problems but we will try to put
A brand new lifeboat is on its way to Skegness after tests
It's faster, more agile and can travel further to rescues
than the 26-year-old vessel it's replacing.
In the first of two special reports, Phillip Norton looks at how
a ?1.5 million donation from a lifeboat family brought
It has been a saviour on the seas around Skegness for more than 25
years. I have rescued 195 people and the lives of 38 was saved because of
this vessel. A brand-new lifeboat will arrive here on Saturday, thanks
to a Skegness family. For almost 160 years descendants of the family
served continuously with the lifeboat here. That continuous
service ended in 1984 when one of the family retired. But when he died
in 2011, he left money for the lifeboat and along with a donation
from his cousin, April, the family has gifted ?1.5 million. It was a
surprise, really. We were gathered in the crew room and April was in
their and nobody knew what was going on. She announced there is a legacy
being left to secure the future of funding for the station here in
Skegness and introduced this new lifeboat. This is the purpose-built
lifeboat manufacturing centre in Poole. Wet every year six brand-new
shunning class lifeboats are born. The latest being the -- the new
Skegness lifeboat which was constructed here. They are very
fast, very manoeuvrable for the crew. Getting alongside a casualty,
getting close to any precarious edges. It is welcome knowing that
the brave volunteers in the background willing to get into one
of these. Here she is emerging from the freezing fog, the new Skegness
lifeboat. The family connection will help save lives for many years to
come. Phillip Norton, the BC Look North,. You can see the second
report from Philip tomorrow. Now a look at the weather
forecast with Paul Hudson. The coldest winter day
of the season so far. At least it is generally dry and
there is a big change on the way. You can see on Saturday the wind
coming from the south-west, that sets the scene for a much
milder week next week. It is certainly not
mild at the moment. Temperatures in Lincoln, for
example, are still only minus one.. That cloud could be thick enough
for one or two light snow flurries but essentially it is dry and just
look at these top temperatures, one Celsius, that is 34 Fahrenheit,
with a significant wind-chill if you add in the effect
of the south-east breeze. As we head through this
evening and overnight, we will get take a few cloud breaks
coming from the south-east. They may well be later in the night,
the cloud fills back in again, the risk of one or two light wintry
showers and a widespread frost. Another grey day to come tomorrow,
a few wet wintry at first. There might be some bright sunny
intervals but essentially it looks like another cloudy one with a bit
of rain towards the end of the day Eventually a little milder
although still feeling cold, Friday night looks wet,
Saturday morning, that overnight rain soon clearing then
it is brighter. Sunday looks mostly dry, much milder
as we had into next week. Thank you. That brings you up to
date this lunchtime. We will have more view tonight at 6:30pm. Have a
lovely afternoon. Goodbye. TV: He's not your father.
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