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Humberside drink driving clampdown finds 132 positive tests

Humberside Police carried out 2155 breath tests during June and July 2014, 132 of which were positive.

A two month campaign gets 132 positive results
A two month campaign gets 132 positive results Credit: Press Association

Officers carried out almost a third of tests after collisions and 43 of those involved drivers who tested positive.

Disappointing to see that 132 drivers disregarded the warning message that was widely publicised this summer and consequently these people will be disqualified from driving for a minimum of one year, will have to face higher insurance premiums once their disqualification ends and in the mean time will have the stigma of being branded a ' drink driver' in the courts and media. “It is however encouraging to see that the percentage of drivers obver the prescribed limit especially in North Lincolnshire has reduced from close to 10 per cent in recent years to 4.2 per cent this year. “The message continues to be, this campaign was to highlight the issues regarding drink drive, we will continue to enforce this vital Road safety offence 24/7 365 days of the year and follow any information we receive with positive action."

– PC Barry Gerdner

The figures for each area of the force are below:

Southbank - North and North East LincolnshireTotal number of breath tests - 1206 (306 as a result of a road traffic collision) Total number of positive breath tests - 53 (15 as a result of a road traffic collision) East Riding of YorkshireTotal number of breath tests - 602 (162 as a result of a road traffic collision) Total number of positive breath tests - 37 (13 as a result of a road traffic collision) HullTotal number of breath tests - 347 (163 as a result of a road traffic collision) Total number of positive breath tests - 42 (15 as a result of a road traffic collision)

Passenger reunited with rescuers who helped him land a plane

The man who took control of a plane for the first when his pilot friend had a heart attack will finally meet the rescue team who guided him down.

John Wildley landed the plane with help from a rescue team on the ground
John Wildley landed the plane with help from a rescue team on the ground

John Wildley landed the Cessna plane at Humberside Airport last October.

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The Cessna plane Mr Wildley landed
The Cessna plane Mr Wildley landed

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Humber coastguard called to help stranded fishermen

Two fishermen have been rescued after spending nine hours aboard a life raft when their boat sank.

The pair had been fishing in the North Sea 12 miles east of Sunderland when their boat appeared to hit a submerged object, sinking so quickly they did not have time to make a distress call.

The pair were picked up by a Dutch yacht Jager at 4.40pm yesterday. The crew contacted Humber coastguard, which arranged for a lifeboat from Hartlepool to pick up the fishermen and bring them to shore.

Both of the fishermen are now safe and well, although a little shaken by their ordeal. We'd like to thank the Dutch yacht Jager which rescued the men and went out of their way to ensure their safety.

– Mike Puplett, watch manager at Humber Coastguard

Coastguard teams are now searching for the wreckage of the boat and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch has been informed.

Strikes delay collection of 30,000 bins

Rubbish bins that were left uncollected during last week's strike by council workers will stay full for up to a month. Hull City Council has admitted it can't rearrange the missed collections.

An estimated 30,000 bins - around a quarter of the city's total - will now have to wait until the next scheduled collection which is two weeks after when they were originally due to be emptied.

James Webster reports:

Man charged after trying to sell stolen goods

A man has been charged with two burglaries after trying to sell stolen goods in a second hand shop.

Jamie Lee Bailey, 29, from Hutt Street, Hull was arrested after a search on a property registration site alerted police that it had been stolen.

He was subsequently charged with two counts of burglary dwelling and theft (one offence on Hutt Street, Hull and one offence on Leicester Street, Hull), receiving stolen goods and two counts of fraud by false representation.

He was remanded and appeared at Hull Magistrates Court on Saturday 12 July 2014.

Second day of firefighter walk-outs

Firefighters from across the region have just walked out as part of their second day of industrial action.

The short two-hour walkouts, for eight consecutive days, begun yesterday. They follow last week's mass industrial demonstration.

It's the most sustained period of action since the dispute over pensions - between the Fire Brigdades Union and the Government - began.

Evening walk-outs will also take place between 5pm and 7pm, with Friday and Saturday's set for 11pm-1am.

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Headteachers reject police chief's holidays request

Headteachers have rejected a controversial request from Humberside 's Chief Constable Justine Curran to allow her officers' children to have term-time holidays.

Justine Curran
Justine Curran Credit: Press Association

Ms Curran made the request because many are unable to take time off with their families during school holidays because of work commitments.

But the National Association of Headteachers rejected the proposal saying if they make an exceptional case for one profession, it opens the floodgates for others.

Read: Police officers' children requested to be allowed term-time absences

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