Former trawlerman Andy Lyne was determined to become a lifeboat man but at 33 stone he was too big for the Flamborough inshore lifeboat. Andy, 31, who has now lost 19 stone so he can fulfill his ambition said: "When I was at sea we had to be helped a few times,now I want to help other people.”
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A very windy spell Saturday evening, and remaining gusty into Sunday. Colder air by the end of the weekend - sunshine & wintry showers.
Clouding up. Rain moving east after dark. Very windy tonight.
The Government scheme would benefit those aged under 40 but will only run for five years.