Humber Coastguard launched a full scale search operation after a small helicopter crashed on Flamborough Head. The bodies of two males have been recovered from the wreckage.
Shaun Wright clung on to his job for 21 days despite repeated calls for his resignation, including from the Prime Minister, but today South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner finally fell on his sword.
Mr Wright stepped down three weeks to the day after a shocking report revealed the devastating scale of child exploitation in Rotherham, some of it during a period he was in charge of Children's Services in the town.
In a statement he said he had done it "for the sake of those victims, for the sake of the South Yorkshire public" and so that his role would no longer be a distraction from the important issues that needed to be addressed. Chris Kiddey reports.
A scientist from The Deep in Hull has arrived back from an expedition to the Caribbean where he has been helping with a project to restore the underwater coral reefs.
The delicate ecosystems are relied upon for fishing and tourism as well as helping to protect coastal areas, but they have been in decline because of disease and hurricanes destroying their habitats.
It is hoped this restoration project will help safeguard large sections of coral as James Webster reports:
Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) volunteer crews from Flamborough and Bridlington launched this afternoon after a helicopter crashed close to Flamborough Head.
Flamborough RNLI’s Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat launched at 1.45pm, followed soon after by Bridlington RNLI all-weather lifeboat.
A spokesperson for the charity said: ‘The RNLI lifeboat crews from Flamborough and Bridlington spent some time searching an area in Selwicks Bay and later stood by at sea to support coastguard, fire and rescue and other emergency service colleagues in the rescue operation.’
At 5.15pm, the two RNLI lifeboat crews were still at sea.
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Humberside Police have released the following statement following the helicopter crash off the coast Flamborough.
Humberside Airport officials say the helicopter which crashed off the East Yorkshire coast was due to refuel at Humberside Airport.
Paul Litten said it was "standard operations" and that the aircraft had been travelling south, passing through Durham Tees Valley airspace but had not yet moved into Humberside airspace:
The curator at The Deep says she hopes one of her aquarists can use the skills he has developed on a recent coral restoration trip to improve what he does looking after coral here. Katy Duke has been explaining how such projects are at the heart of what the Hull-based attraction is all about:
The National Union of Mineworkers says today's deal which secures the future of Hatfield Colliery for 18 months represents their faith in the future of coal in the UK.
It is thought around 500 jobs have been saved and officials say a new coal face will be opened in the coming months.
General Secretary Chris Kitchen told ITV Calendar that he hoped the deal was a stepping stone to future investment: