EAST YORKS: The National Flood Forum is calling on the new Secretary of State for the Environment, Owen Paterson, to reach an agreement on flood insurance quickly.
The Government has been in talks with the insurance industry for more than two years to find a replacement for the Statement of Principles, but there is still no deal which ensures householders will be able to get affordable flood insurance after 2013.
Charles Tucker, chairman of the Flood Forum, said: "A completely free market will leave many thousands of high-risk properties unable to obtain insurance in future years.
"So we welcome government's acceptance of the proposal for a levy and pooling system – a system that we have advocated since 2010.
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"But time is running out – talking should stop and action begin. Government must reach agreement with the insurance industry quickly so that flood-hit individuals and communities will be able to obtain affordable insurance in years to come."
EAST YORKS: Neighbourhood police officers are seeking independent witnesses to an argument outside Tickton Primary School on Wednesday, September 19.
The argument involved two parties, who are known to each other but not parents of children at the school, as pupils were being dropped off.
Both men involved in the argument have given differing accounts of what happened and police are seeking independent witnesses to the altercation.
Anyone who can help should call the Beverley Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101, referring to log 143.
EAST YORKS: Hornsea Freeport is hosting an awareness day for Dove House Hospice on Saturday.
There will be representatives from the charity at the shopping village to promote their work and there will also be a pop-up shop.
Simon Tudor, pictured, centre manager at Hornsea Freeport, said: "We've hosted a number of successful events for Dove House this year and we're thrilled with the help we've had from visitors to raise vital funds for a charity that plays such a crucial role within the local community.
"We're always working hard to raise even more, and hope shoppers will continue to provide their support for this next event."
EAST YORKS: Bus drivers, who stripped off to raise funds and awareness on prostate cancer, have raised £3,650.
The friends stripped off for a calendar after their colleague Eric Smith was diagnosed with the condition.
The aim of the calendar was to highlight prostate cancer, as well as showing their appreciation for the care Eric has been given by nursing staff.
Richard Smith, of Anlaby, was the calendar photographer. He said: "Eric presented the cheque to the Department of Urology at Castle Hill Hospital which we were told would go towards research into prostate cancer with York University looking at skin cells and also a new biopsy probe for diagnosing prostate cancer."
HULL: A film memorabilia fair is being held in the Prospect Shopping Centre.
The Movie Buffs collectors' fair will run on Saturday, from 10am to 4.30pm.
It will see dealers and exhibitors selling cult TV and film memorabilia, sci-fi and fantasy posters, comics, books and magazines, models, autographs and collectable.
Customers will also be able to see movie props and replicas and interact with well-known characters, including a Star Wars stormtrooper and the Stig.
Visit www.moviebuffs.co.uk for more details, or call Nick Andrew on 07812 859205.