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Big day for Humber's renewable energy sector

After years in the planning, and even last minute legal wrangling, the diggers today moved in to start the preparation work for the £450 million Able Marine Energy Park in North Lincolnshire.

Meanwhile in Grimsby, the energy giant E.on opened its offshore wind operations and maintenance base. Both projects are set to create thousands of jobs and transform the local economy. Sarah Clark reports.



Nicola Adams wins spot in boxing final

England's boxer Nicola Adams wins women's fly semi final
England's boxer Nicola Adams wins women's fly semi final Credit: Press Association

Nicola Adams' hopes of boxing gold at the Commonwealth Games are a step nearer after winning the women's fly semi-final. She beat Canada's Mandy Bujold 3 - 0.

Adams will now go through to the final on Saturday against Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh, when she will be in with a chance of being crowned the Games' first women's boxing champion.


Whistleblowers deserve better treatment, according to MPs

The treatment of whistleblowers in public services has often been shocking, according to a group of MPs.

The Commons Public Accounts Committee said that staff had often been subjected to bullying and it called for them to be offered more support. The government said it was acting to ensure people felt free to speak out.

But the former chief executive of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Gary Walker, who was sacked after he raised safety concerns, says the report will more than likely be ignored.

But the Chairman of the Commons Public Accounts Committee, Margaret Hodge, said the government is taking the issue seriously.

Man arrested after shining laser pen at police helicopter

A 25-year-old man from West Yorkshire has been arrested and charged for endangering an aircraft.

The man had shone a laser pen at the West Yorkshire Police helicopter in Featherstone while it was deployed, endangering both the crew and members of the public on the ground.

The crew were able to direct officers to the man, who was immediately arrested.

The man is due to appear at Wakefield Magistrates Court.

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