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Summary

  1. Police cell death: Humberside Police officers guilty of gross misconduct
  2. Hull's historic Trinity Market set for revamp if plans get go-ahead
  3. Design of new 125 mph Trans-Pennine Express trains unveiled
  4. Super League: Both Hull FC and Hull KR in action tonight
  5. Town criers gather in Beverley for loudest voice world record attempt
  6. Updates on Friday 1 April 2016

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Good evening: Our live coverage across the day

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Live updates from across hUll and East Yorkshire have finished for today. 

We're back from 08:00 on Monday with more news from around the area. 

Join us then.

Weather: Overcast skies with rain

BBC Weather

Overcast tonight with spells of light rain or drizzle.

Becoming persistent and heavy in places.

Strong and gusty winds.

Weather
BBC

Watch and listen! UK town criers descend on Beverley

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

A dozen of the world's finest town criers have been making their voices heard in East Yorkshire today as part of a series of world record attempts. 

They've been showing off their skills in Beverley.

The loudest cry recorded was 108 decibels.

Latest headlines from the Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Here are this evening's headlines from the newsroom:

  • Two Humberside Police officers have been found guilty of gross misconduct and a third guilty of misconduct following the death of a man in Grimsby police cell in 2013
  • We're being promised more rail services, more seats and faster trains as two new rail franchises take over in our region today
  • A dozen of the world's finest town criers have been making their voices heard in East Yorkshire today as part of a series of world record attempts 

Sneak preview of the special moths being prepared to celebrate Hull aviator Amy Johnson

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

More on the public art project to celebrate the life of pioneering aviator Amy Johnson nd her Gipsy Moth aircraft.

Sixty moth sculptures will be made and placed on buildings. Almost 50 of the moths have already been sponsored by businesses. Just 10 are left.

One will be placed next to Amy's plane in the Science Museum in London.

Moth
BBC

House prices in North 'half those in South' latest figures show

House prices in northern England are now less than half those in the south of the country, a new record gap - according to the Nationwide.

The average home in the South costs £313,670, whereas a typical home in the North, which for the purposes of the study includes the Midlands as well as Yorkshire and Humber, the North West and the North East, now costs £150,917.   

House price graphic
BBC

In the first quarter of 2016, prices in the South rose by 9.9% year-on-year, compared to just 1.8% in the North.      

Humberside officers await action following disciplinary hearing

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

More on the news that three Humberside police officers have been found guilty of misconduct after a man died in a Grimsby police cell.

PC Emily Turner and Sgt Nicholas Mortimer were both found guilty of gross misconduct, while PC Mark Gowan was found guilty of misconduct.

David Hill (pictured) was arrested close to his home in New Waltham on charges of criminal damage and affray in 2013 following a disturbance.

He later died in a Grimsby police cell.

David Hill
David Cockram

Hornsea water tower parkour trio spark police safety warning

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Humberside Police say they have seen three males doing parkour on the Hornsea water tower.

They have issued a warning asking people not to put themselves, or others, in danger.

Water tower
Humberside Police

Watch: Weather update for Hull and East Yorkshire

BBC Weather

Here's Keeley with a weather update for Hull and East Yorkshire.

Latest headlines: Police guilty of misconduct over Grimsby cell death and tractor used in ATM raid

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

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

  • Two Humberside Police officers have been found guilty of gross misconduct and a third with misconduct following Grimsby cell death in 2013
  • Investigations continue into cash machine theft at Holme on Spalding Moor
  • Almost 50 businesses have sponsored a moth to commemorate Hull's Amy Johnson

Grimsby police cell death: Humberside Police 'did not treat arrested man with dignity he deserved'

Yunus Mulla

Reporter, BBC Look North East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

More on the news that two Humberside Police officers have been found guilty of gross misconduct and a third guilty of misconduct following the death of a man in Grimsby police cell.

David Hill died on 21 May 2013 after he was arrested for criminal damage and affray.  

PC Emily Turner, Sgt Nicholas Mortimer and PC Mark Gowan appeared before a disciplinary panel.

The panel's chairman, Assistant Chief Constable Lee Freeman, said: "Mr Hill was not shown the level of respect, dignity or professionalism expected of Humberside Police."

We're still waiting to hear what disciplinary action the officers will face.

BreakingHumberside Police officers guilty of misconduct over cell death

Two Humberside Police officers have been found guilty of gross misconduct and a third guilty of misconduct following the death of a man in a Grimsby police cell in 2013.  

More to come soon...

Watch: We hear from residents in Holme on Spalding Moor after cash machine theft

Crispin Rolfe

Reporter BBC Look North

This is the fourth cash machine raid in our area recently.

ATMs have also been stolen from Pocklington, South Cave and Epworth over the last few months.

Rally to take place outside East Yorkshire minor injuries unit

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

There will be a rally outside Withernsea Hospital on Saturday morning regarding the future of minor injuries units in the East Riding.

It will take place at 10 o'clock.

MP Graham Stuart and local campaigners say they will fight to keep the units in Withernsea, Hornsea and Driffield open.

Health officials have denied that any decision has been taken and that a consultation is under way.

NHS sign
BBC

Train operator says improvements will be made to rail service in the North

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Two new rail franchises take over services in the North from today. 

Arriva Rail North and First Transpennine say they'll invest one point two billion pounds, provide 500 more carriages and carry 40 thousand extra passengers.

Unions say that the investment will come at a price to customers.

Train
Northern

Hull University to carry out research into doping in sport

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Researchers at Hull University will study the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport after receiving a grant from the International Olympics Committee.

The team will work with elite young sporting stars aged between 14 and 18.

It will be a three-year study.

Doping is cheating, it gives athletes an unfair advantage not to mention the fact there are a wealth of health problems associated with taking performance enhancing drugs. The purpose of this research is to get athletes at this age at a time before poor attitudes towards doping are formed.

Dr Adam Nicholls
Dr Adam Nicholls
Hull University

New website created to help homes and businesses track broadband speeds

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

The regulator Ofcom has launched a new website that allows you to check the speed and coverage of your broadband.

It's called the Mobile and Broadband Checker and uses data collected by Ofcom from major communications providers.

It shows: 

  • Whether super-fast broadband services are available
  • The average download speeds delivered by standard and super-fast broadband
  • Where there is coverage for voice calls, and 3G or 4G data networks
  • The quality of mobile coverage inside and outside of buildings.

In 2014, the East Riding received £5 million pounds in government funding to improve rural broadband.

Broadband
Thinkstock

Government says it's doing 'everything possible' to help steel communities

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

The Government is doing "everything that is practicable and possible" to allow tougher tariffs on cheap steel, according to the Chancellor George Osborne.

Responding to accusations that the import taxes were being blocked, George Osborne said Britain was working with other countries to make sure tariffs were in place on imports of unfairly cheap steel from countries such as China.

In October, Tata in Scunthorpe announced that 900 jobs were under threat at the site.

It's a really difficult time for the steel workers and their families and we are doing everything that is practicable and possible to help those families, to help communities affected like Port Talbot and Scunthorpe and to make sure that there is a long-term future for Britain's steel industry.

Tata
BBC

Weather: Becoming cloudy later

BBC Weather

After a bright start it'll become cloudy across Hull and East Yorkshire this afternoon.

Some rain at times.

Winds strengthening as the day progresses.

Weather
BBC

Sport: Snodgrass says 'business as usual' as Tigers prepare for weekend game

Matt Dean

BBC Look North

Hull City have gone five games without a win.

Here is Robert Snodgrass on the mood in the camp ahead of this weekend's game.

View more on twitter

Shop wrecked after tractor used to steal cash machine in East Riding

Crispin Rolfe

Reporter BBC Look North

Police are continuing to investigate a cash machine raid in Holme on Spalding Moor.

The ATM was ripped from the wall at the McColls shop by thieves using a tractor stolen from a nearby farm.

Cash machine
BBC

Almost 50 businesses back major Amy Johnson moth art project

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

Businesses from across East Yorkshire are backing a major public art project to celebrate the life of pioneering aviator Amy Johnson - the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia. 

Today marked the official launch of the "A Moth for Amy" project - in tribute to her famous Gipsy Moth aircraft.

They are incredibly beautiful in their design. They are going to be placed on the walls of buildings to show how moths would perch.

Clare HubyMoth Project Manager
Amy Johnson
PA

Sixty moth sculptures will be made and placed on buildings - echoing the city's Larkin with Toads scheme in 2010.

The majority will be based in Hull with one being sent as far away as Australia.

Hull City of Culture roadshows to start next week

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

The City of Culture team are heading out and about with a series of 22 roadshows across the entire city.

You'll be able to meet them, ask questions and get help to apply to become a Hull 2017 Volunteer.

Click here to see the full timetable.

Hull
City of Culture

Oyez! UK town criers attempt world record in Beverley

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

Twelve of the best and loudest town criers in Britain are in Beverley this morning, each trying to break the record for the World's Loudest Voice. 

They'll start in Flemingate before moving on to Market Cross, where they'll be attempting to set the record for the loudest cry.

View more on twitter

Latest headlines: New Trans-Pennine Express train design revealed and stolen tractor used in cash machine theft

BBC Radio Humberside

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

  • Pictures have been released showing the new 125mph trains that will operate in the North
  • Investigations are continuing after a cash machine was stolen in East Yorkshire by raiders using a stolen tractor
  • In sport, Hull City manager Steve Bruce says it's 'flattering' to be linked to the Aston Villa job

Sport: Both Hull FC and Hull KR in action tonight

BBC Sport

There's a busy night of Super League action this evening, with Hull FC and Hull KR both playing. 

Rovers face Leeds Rhinos tonight at Headingley

Meanwhile, the Black and Whites head to St Helens looking for a fourth successive win to move into the top four. 

Lee Radford's side have had a topsy turvy season so far, but he thinks they're now playing at the consistent level he wants to see. 

I think what's key for us is to stay level, grounded and not get carried away with a good performance or bad performance

Lee RadfordHull FC
Lee Radford
BBC

Sport: Bruce 'flattered' to be linked to Villa job

Matt Dean

BBC Look North

Steve Bruce has been speaking to the press this morning at his weekly press conference.

The Hull City manager hasn't ruled out reports that he'll contemplate his future at the club in the summer.

He said it was flattering to be linked with the vacant Aston Villa job, but that his only focus is Hull City.

The Tigers take on Bristol City at the weekend.

Steve Bruce
BBC

Historic Hull market to get major revamp

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Hull's historic Trinity Market could get a major makeover if plans are approved next week. 

Trinity market
BBC

Planning permission is being sought to refurbish and modernise the indoor market.

This will include improving its stalls, signs, lighting and the roof. 

The proposal would also see the creation of a restaurant and a performance space for live events.

Cash machine stolen from shop in East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

A cash machine has been stolen from a high street shop in Holme on Spalding Moor.

The ATM at McColls had been ripped from the wall.

Police say a tractor with a lifting arm - that had been stolen from a local farm - was used.

The cash machine was then taken away in a black pick-up.

An investigation is now under way.

Police
Humberside Police

Latest headlines: Stolen tractor used in cash machine raid and Hull's Trinity Market set for revamp

BBC Radio Humberside

The latest headlines from the Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • A tractor has been used to rip a cash machine from the wall of a shop in Holme on Spalding Moor
  • Hull's historic Trinity Market could get a major revamp if plans are approved next week
  • In sport, there's a busy night of Super League action this evening, with Hull FC and Hull KR both playing

Watch: Full weather forecast with Kay

BBC Weather

Here is the full Friday forecast from Kay for Hull and East Yorkshire.

It's Kay's birthday today - so Happy Birthday!

Traffic and travel: Queues on the M62

BBC Travel

If you are driving towards Leeds this morning there's queues on the M62.

Three lanes are closed due to a multi-vehicle accident.

The M62 westbound between Junctions 30 and 29 is affected.

Stay tuned to BBC Radio Humberside for traffic and travel updates.

First look at new high-speed trains for the North

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

First look at the new Trans Pennine Express trains that will operate in the North.

They are being built by Hitachi and will be in service from 2019.

Each of the trains will have an extra 165 seats and run at speeds of up to 125 miles per hour.

Train
First Trans Pennine Express

The signing of this contract is the first major step for the new franchise. These brand new state of the art Hitachi trains will lead to significant improvements in seating, capacity and provide a more reliable and efficient service.

Leo GoodwinTrans Pennine Express Managing Director

Weather: Dry and bright for Hull and East Yorkshire

BBC Weather

It will be a dry and bright or sunny start.

Cloudy later with some rain.

Strong winds through the day.

Weather
BBC

Join us for today's live coverage

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Good morning and welcome to Local Live for Friday 1 April.

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

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