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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 29 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

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Over Live coverage across the day

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Local Live has finished for today. We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the area. 

Join us then.

Weather: Showers and clear spells tonight

BBC Weather

This evening showers will become more isolated.

Clear spells meaning a chilly night ahead.

Weather
BBC

Bridlington family give DNA samples to identify river body

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Police say they've not yet identified a body found earlier this month in the River Calder in West Yorkshire. 

The remains were found close to Wakefield where Bridlington man Damian Vernon was last seen in December 2014. 

Mr. Vernon's relatives have given DNA samples to help with identification

Headlines for tonight's Look North

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's Peter Levy to tell us about tonight's Look North programme.

That's on BBC One from 1830.

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Police want to speak to men about nightclub attack

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Humberside Police say they want to speak to several men in connection with a disturbance outside of the Sugar Mill nightclub in Hull.

It happened just before 23:00 on Saturday, 7 November 2015.

A 26-year-old man sustained serious facial injuries

Police appeal
Humberside Police

Weather: Chilly nights ahead this week

BBC Weather

We're in for a few cold nights this week.

Frost is likely on either Thursday or Friday.

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Entertainment ahead of Tour de Yorkshire Race

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Stilt walkers, uni-cyclists and stunt riders will be entertaining the crowds during the Tour de Yorkshire.

Cyclists taking part including British world champion Lizzie Armistead (pictured). Lizzie will race for the most lucrative prize in women's cycling.

This year's winner will get £15,000 - more than the men's race.

I am sure that local communities will be vying to create exciting land-art, fun and engaging street decorations and an atmosphere to remember.

Sir Gary VerityChief Executive, Welcome to Yorkshire
Lizzie Armistead
BBC

Watch: Sunny spells and scattered showers

BBC Weather

Here is Kay with this afternoon's weather. 

More persistent rain likely later.

Traffic and Travel: Disruption on First Hull Trains

BBC Travel

There's no service on First Hull Trains between Stevenage and Peterborough.

A person has been hit by a train.

All lines are currently closed with emergency services attending the incident.

It is also affecting Virgin Trains East Coast, Grand Central and Great Northern services.

Delays, alterations and cancellations are expected.

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the headlines from the Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom this afternoon:

  • Sixty-five jobs at BAE Systems in Brough have been protected with the awarding of a contract to look after the RAF's Hawk fast jets.
  • There has been 17 burglaries in the Spring Bank and Beverley Road areas of Hull over the last two weeks.
  • The panto that's usually put on at Hull New theatre has found a new venue this year - a car park at Hull KR

Your views: Library closures

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

We were telling you earlier about how almost 8,000 jobs in UK libraries have disappeared in six years, about a quarter of the overall total.

The figures were collated following an investigation by the BBC.

You have been sending us your views on Facebook.

The problem is partly that they are not open the hours when folks would use them. When we were kids, a very long time ago, my Dad or Mum took us to the library, after work/evenings or weekends."

Gerri

We use them weekly. I have just been today actually for books for the children as they love books and just the fact they can choose any book they like."

Adam

I use a mobile library and I rely on it. We have nothing left here, shop closed; post office closed; just few buses so it's all we've got left."

Shelia
Library
BBC

Puffins looking a little bit different this year at Bempton

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Liz Langthorne sent us this picture of the "puffin" at Bempton Cliffs.

Experts have been counting the famous birds with orange beaks.

They are endangered and were relieved to find more than 1,000 breeding pairs.

Puffin
Liz Langthorne

Council confirms number of library closures

Crispin Rolfe

Reporter BBC Look North

Almost 8,000 jobs in UK libraries have disappeared in six years, about a quarter of the overall total, an investigation by the BBC has revealed.  

Over the same period, some 15,500 volunteers have been recruited and 343 libraries have closed, leading to fears over the future of the profession. 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council says four libraries and mobile libraries have closed since 2010.

Library
BBC

Watch: Causing a fizz in East Yorkshire

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

The Environment Minister Liz Truss wants retailers to stock more British sparkling wines.

It's after the UK wine industry reported a bumper year last year.

Ms Truss wants to see a ten-fold increase in exports within the next four years.

Earlier I spoke to a vineyard owner in East Yorkshire.

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Weather: Heavy showers expected this afternoon

BBC Weather

Make sure you take an umbrella with you this afternoon.

Heavy showers are expected.

Feeling chilly with highs of 9C.

Weather
BBC

Headlines this afternoon across Hull and East Yorkshire

The latest headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • Police say there have been 17 burglaries in parts of Hull over the last two weeks
  • New controlled parking zones are to be introduced in Beverley
  • Humberside Police say eight children were arrested for suspected firearms offences in 2015
  • Hull KR say they will host this year's Christmas panto after Hull New Theatre announced it'll be closed until 2017

Burglars target areas of Hull

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

There have been 17 burglaries in a fortnight in the Spring Bank and Beverley Road areas of Hull.

Humberside Police say nine of the properties were targeted because their windows and doors were open.

They happened in the afternoon between 13:00 and 15:00.

In vast majority of cases the offenders are opportunists walking around residential area’s looking for possible insecure properties.

Det Insp Grant TaylorHumberside Police
Humberside Police
BBC

Weather Watchers: A chill in the air at Hornsea

BBC Weather Watchers

Our Weather Watchers have been out and about earlier today. 

This was taken by Mags Pics of Hornsea.

I feel cold just looking at the picture.

Weather
Mags Pics

Hull and East Yorkshire headlines this lunchtime

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Here are the headlines from the Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • Police say there have been 17 burglaries in parts of Hull over the last two weeks
  • Humberside Police say eight children were arrested for suspected firearms offences in 2015
  • Hull KR say they will host this year's Christmas panto after Hull New Theatre announced it'll be closed until 2017

Weather Watchers: A colourful morning in Hull

BBC Weather Watchers

This was picture was sent to us from one of our Weather Watchers. It was taken by Rockwood in Hull.

If you would like to become a Weather Watcher, details found here.

Weather Watcher
Rockwood

Sport: Local youngsters bring in a win for Hull FC

BBC Sport

Hull FC's stunning win over Warrington came with a million pounds of their salary cap missing, according to coach Lee Radford. 

The Black and Whites won 26-24 to inflict the first defeat on the Wolves this season. 

Radford says the win is credit to the local youngsters coming through.

The manner in which they did it is extra pleasing. There were 11 Hull kids in it who came through our system. It's pleasing.

Lee RadfordHull FC
Lee Radford
BBC

Hull KR to host this years Panto - Oh yes it is

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull KR say that they will host this year's Christmas panto.

It's after Hull New Theatre announced it would be closed until the summer of 2017 as major revamp gets under way.

The Rovers says a 1,400-seat theatre will be put up in the car park.

It will be as if you have seen it at the Hull New Theatre that's what we are aiming for. A beautiful set and beautiful costumes.

David LeeTheatrical producer
Theatre
Hull City Council

Sport: Hull KR coach proud of players despite defeat

BBC Sport

Hull Kingston Rovers' coach James Webster says he's proud of his players' efforts as his young side were beaten at Wigan. 

Growing injuries to senior squad members meant the team sheet included four youngsters from the City Of Hull academy, including Will Oakes who started the game last night. 

Despite losing 30-16 The Robins actually led at half-time. 

Just to get a team out we had to registered some people last minute from the academy. It shows that the academy is working and that they can step up.

James WebsterHull KR coach
James Webster
BBC

The headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom this morning:

  • A man from Hull is among two prisoners who have absconded from Doncaster jail
  • Humberside Police say eight children were arrested for suspected firearm offences in 2015
  • Sixty-five jobs at BAE Systems in Brough are protected with a contract to look after the RAF's Hawk fast jets

Humberside Police arrest children for suspected firearm offences

BBC News England

Children as young as 10 were among hundreds of youngsters arrested for suspected gun crimes in the last three years, new data has revealed.

Humberside Police say eight children were arrested for suspected firearm offences in 2015, compared with four in 2014 and nine in 2013.

More than 1,500 children were held over alleged firearm offences between 2013 and January 2016.

A total of 506 charges were brought by police.  

Gun
Greater Manchester Police

Watch: Full weather forecast for Hull and East Yorkshire

BBC Weather

The weather with Kay - it's going to be a chilly one

Tuesday's weather from Kay Crewdson

Tata to decide fate of UK steelworks

BBC News UK

UK union leaders have held talks in India ahead of a Tata Steel board meeting that could determine the fate of thousands of workers.

Officials from the Community union had "constructive" talks with Tata Steel representatives in Mumbai, where the board is meeting today.

The future of thousands of UK steelworkers is at stake.

Last October the company announced 900 job losses at the Scunthorpe plant.

The headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

This morning's headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • Sixty-five jobs at BAE Systems in Brough are protected with a contract to look after the RAF's Hawk fast jets.
  • The Yorkshire Ambulance Service is inviting people to learn about how they deal with patients affected by dementia.
  • The weather offers sunny spells but feeling cold.

Traffic and travel: Roadworks in Cottingham affecting bus routes

BBC Travel

Part of New Village road is closed for roadworks.

EYMS buses says service 60 is being diverted via Beck Bank in both directions.

Police search after two flee Yorkshire prison

BBC Radio Humberside

Two men have absconded from Doncaster prison.

Police are searching for 27-year-old Jeremiah St.Phorose (pictured on the right),who's originally from Hull and 31-year-old Darrel Bryce (on the left).

They are believed to have left together after being reported missing from the open prison.

Abscond
South Yorkshire Police

Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire: Sunny spells and scattered showers

BBC Weather

A frosty start this morning but sunny spells and scattered showers later.

By this afternoon heavier showers are expected and it will feel cold.

Highs of 9C.

Weather
BBC

Jobs protected at BAE systems in East Yorkshire

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Sixty five jobs at BAE Systems in Brough have been protected with the awarding of a contract to look after the RAF's Hawk fast jets. 

The aircraft are flown by the Lincolnshire-based Red Arrows and are also used to train the UK's military pilots.  

Aircraft
RAF

Join us for today's Live coverage

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Good morning and welcome to Local Live for Tuesday 29 March

I'm Louise and I’ll be bringing you the latest news, sport and travel from across the area throughout the day.

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