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Skegness RNLI rescue quad biker

Skegness RNLI's inshore lifeboat was called out when a quad biker got his bike stuck in mud on the beach at Gibraltar Point.

The RNLI"s three volunteer crew members launched just after 3pm yesterday and headed towards Gibraltar Point, four miles south of the lifeboat station.

The lifeboat arrived to find the male quad biker on the beach near his semi-submerged bike, close to the entrance of the river.

Lifeboat helmsman Joe Pieniak said he didn't think they would be able to recover the bike before it became completely submerged by the tide.

Joe said: 'When we arrived on scene we could only see the handlebars above the water. The bike was stuck solid in the mud and with the tide rising fast our initial thoughts were to abandon it and get the biker safely back to dry land.'

However, the crew worked quickly to attach a tow rope to the quad bike in an effort to salvage it and after several attempts were able to pull it free of the mud and recover it out of the water.

Crew members Will Watson and Craig Willard helped the biker push the bike back towards the sand dunes but with the rapidly rising tide they soon found they had been cut off.

The crew were left with no alternative but to abandon the bike and return to Skegness with the biker in the lifeboat.

Joe added: 'It was frustrating that we'd managed to free the bike from the mud only to find the tide had beaten us and we couldn't get it back to dry land. But the priority was always the biker, who was safe and well and reunited with his friends at the lifeboat station.'

NHS workers to stage four hour strike

NHS workers from 11 trade unions - including nurses, midwives and paramedics, will stage a four-hour strike this morning, Monday November 24, 2014.

NHS workers on strike at Hull Royal Infirmary last month Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The action, over a pay dispute, follows previous walkouts involving thousands of workers in October.

Ambulance bosses said that while the strike will cause the service difficulties, contingency plans are in place to make sure emergency care is provided.

They are asking the public to only call 999 during the action in life-threatening situations.


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Corrie v Emmerdale netball match for Text Santa

Emmerdale stars Charley Webb and Sammy Winward Credit: ITV

Teams from Coronation Street and Emmerdale have taken part in a netball match to raise money for ITV's Text Santa charities.

Cast and crew members from both sides of the Pennines took part in the game in Manchester - along with professionals from Manchester Thunder and Yorkshire Jets. And whilst Corrie were hoping to retain their title won last year, it was the Emmerdale side who clinched victory, winning 18-22.

Stars in action Credit: ITV
Emmerdale claims victory Credit: ITV
Emmerdale stars sign autographs for fans Credit: ITV

Coronation Street star Hayley Tamaddon took part along with cast mates Brooke Vincent, Jane Danson, Katy Cavanagh and Tisha Merry.

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Woman assaulted in York

Police in York are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted in the city.

It happened at around 9.50pm on Wednesday 22 October, on The Green in Acomb.

A 44 year old woman was walking towards Tostig Avenue, when she was verbally abused by three men who were sitting on a bench. One of the group then approached the victim and punched her face. As a result she suffered bruising to her right cheek.

The suspect is described as a white man, aged in his twenties and around 5ft 8in tall with a slim build. At the time he was wearing a black and white hooded top, blue jeans and white trainers.

If you witnessed the assault, I urge you to come forward and contact the police straight away as you may have vital information which could help my enquiries.

– PC Chris Storey, North Yorkshire Police
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NHS workers to stage four-hour strike in pay row

NHS workers will stage a four-hour strike today in a row with the Government over pay.

Members of 11 unions will walk out for four hours today in the row over pay. Credit: PA Wire

Midwives, nurses, radiographers, paramedics and psychiatric staff will walk out from 7am in England and 8am in Northern Ireland in protest at the Government's refusal to accept a recommended 1% wage rise for all NHS employees.

Unison leader Dave Prentis said the second strike in a month should "sound alarm bells" in Westminster as the "anger is spreading".

A Department of Health spokesperson said the government "can't afford a consolidated pay rise in addition to increments without risking 10,000 frontline jobs".

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NHS: 'Robust plans' in place to deal with strike

"Robust plans" are in place to protect patients during a four-hour strike by thousands of health workers today, NHS England said.

Around 150 police officers will drive or help crew ambulances in London as part of the plans, with paramedics among those walking out in the row over pay.

NHS organisations have tried and tested plans to deal with a range of disruptions including industrial action.

"We are working with the NHS to ensure there are robust plans for November 24 that protect the safety, welfare and service provided to patients.

– NHS England spokeswoman


"We are victims of the system" say Yorkshire families

A report is calling for more to be done to help Brits abroad who find themselves in prison or have suffered a loss following a number of complaints about the Foreign Office.

A Government review highlights concerns but also claims there is a huge gap between the help people think they are entitled to and the reality.

A family from South Yorkshire believe they have been victims of the system, along with two others in Hull. In her report Kate Hemingway talks to Carole Edmonds who is the mother of Ray Tindall and his step-father David plus Kristian Nicholson.

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