- A £14.5 million flood defence will protect 14,000 homes
- The defences will also protect nearly 300,000 square metres of dockland that has been allocated for industrial development.
- £1.25 million has been brought forward by a local business
Emergency services have been carrying out a simulated search and rescue operation on the River Humber to illustrate their capabilities in case of severe flooding.
It comes on the 60th anniversary of floods which devastated huge swathes of the east coast on Jan 31st 1953.
Humber RNLI have rescued a pensioner who collapsed on board a North Sea ferry. The 78-year-old was travelling to the Black Forest with her husband when she fell ill and sustained injuries to her face and possibly her neck on Saturday night.
The ferry crew decided she needed hospital treatment and called the lifeboat to evacuate her to Grimsby. She was taken ashore safely by the Humber RNLI and transferred to hospital.
Charities in Yorkshire and the Humber have reported an increase in demand for their help over the last three years. A report by Involve Yorkshire and Humber has found that nearly half of charities are also expecting their financial situation to deteriorate over the next year.
The report found that just as demand for help has gone up during the recession, many charities have seen funding go down due to reductions in public donations, grants and contracts from the government.
– Judy Robinson, Chief Executive of Involve
"Voluntary and community groups are passionate about the support they give to the neediest in our communities and that's more important than ever. But charities in Yorkshire and Humber cannot forever go on doing more and more for less and less. They want government to listen and support more."
A pleasure barge was rescued after it broke down on the Humber early this morning
The Humber Lifeboat team were called out to rescue a barge which broke down as it sailed into the river Humber this morning.
The Shamrock was carrying four people when its engine broke at around 3am. They all arrived safely on shore.
Unemployment in Yorkshire and the Humber fell by 21,000 in the three months to
February, but 248,000 people were still out of work.
16,172 council jobs have been cut in 22 council in Yorkshire and the Humber since the General Election, according to a study by the GMB. Leeds City Council has lost the highest number, with 2707 jobs cut.