A giant dog has walked across the Humber Bridge this morning to launch a charity fund-raising tour around the country
The 8ft tall model is going "walkies' to some of the UK's best known landmarks to raise money for Cancer Research.
People will be encouraged to take a selfie with the dog and follow its progress online.
A giant dog will walk across the Humber Bridge later to launch a tour around the country to raise money for Cancer Research.
The 8ft dog was constructed by women who were inspired by teenage cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton. He died last year age 19 from bowel cancer.
Humber Bridge has been closed for all vehicles after a lorry overturned due to high winds.
A white Iveco Van was blown onto central barriers and the South bound carriageway.
Police say the driver is believed to be unharmed, and efforts are underway to rescue him from the vehicle.
Visitors could soon be able to ride to the top of a Humber Bridge tower in a glass lift.
Ambitious plans to boost tourism to the landmark have been unveiled which also include a new visitor centre being built on the site.
The Humber Bridge Board, who are behind the ambitious project are now looking for a development consultant to put together the planning application and produce a business plan for what is being called the Humber Bridge Experience.
The Humber Bridge Board has announced plans to trial concessionary tolls for cancer patients who live South of the Humber Estuary to access medical treatment at the oncology department at Castle Hill Hospital, in East Yorkshire.
The six-month trial period, which will start on Wednesday 1st October 2014, will allow those who have no choice but to receive treatment on the north bank to be reimbursed for the Humber Bridge tolls. It will apply to those who require more than 12 separate appointments for a course of treatment.
The concessions will be made via pre-paid tickets, which will be given to patients and can be exchanged for future use of the Humber Bridge.
These will be held by the reception staff at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trusts, specifically for this trial at the oncology department in Castle Hill Hospital. They will be provided on the basis of two tickets per patient on each occasion that the patient attends for treatment.
For some time, the Board has considered introducing a concession for cancer patients, so it's great news that the trial has finally been agreed by all Directors and will commence shortly. It's something that is certainly needed and has finally been made possible by the New Humber Bridge Act which allows the Board to take this decision.
"The trial will enable us to test the management of this concession to see how feasible it is in the long-term. It will also be interesting to gather feedback from cancer patients who will benefit from this toll exemption about the positive impact it has. The scheme will be reviewed at the end of the six-month period, to see if any modifications are required."
This is a fantastic gesture from the Humber Bridge Board and something that we are sure our patients will welcome. Patients travel from south of the river for very complex and lengthy treatments in the Queen's Centre at castle Hill Hospital, so knowing the cost of their bridge tolls is covered will give them one less thing to worry about, and will serve as a great boost.
"We'd like to thank the Humber Bridge Board for their desire to make this happen. Some of our patients have been calling for exemption from bridge tolls for many years now, including the late Jenny Walton, who was a very strong and passionate campaigner. I'm sure many people will be delighted by this latest news."
Anti fracking campaigners have unfurled a banner on the Humber Bridge today as the government launched a new bidding round for licences.
The message "No Fracking" was visible from the A63, and from the river and was organised by the Frack Free East Yorkshire Coalition. They are protesting at Rathlin Energy who they claim are carrying out fracking in the region - a claim denied by the company who say they have not applied for a new licence nor have they any intention of doing so.
Volunteers from an East Yorkshire lifeboat station are to walk across the Humber Bridge in support of an initiative thought up by local schoolgirl Emily Shepherdson.
Emily came up with idea of the walk after she learned about the invaluable service that Humber Rescue provide on the rivers of the Humber Estuary.
Most participants are doing the walk in onesies, but Humber Rescue volunteers will be wearing wear their dry suits and safety equipment for the duration of the walk.
A164 closed due to RTC between Humber Bridge and Willerby-long delays expected. Avoid the area, please.
Both carriageways of the A164 between the Humber bridge and the Ketch roundabout are being closed. Please avoid area #9523