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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 4 April 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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Our Live coverage across the day

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Local Live has finished for today. 

We're back at 08:00 tomorrow morning but until then, he's a picture from one of our BBC Weather Watchers.

Bird
John's Eye

Sport: Hull FC legend could make 350th appearance for club

Mike White

Sports Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Kirk Yeaman could make his 350th Hull FC appearance this week when the Black and Whites take on Huddersfield Giants.

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The 32-year-old is a one-club man having made his Hull debut in 2001 and will notch up 350 appearances 15 years later if selected this Friday.

In the last five matches the long-serving centre has scored two tries and contributed three assists since his return to the side as well as delivering his typical defensive displays.

Watch: Tonight on BBC Look North

Peter Levy

Presenter, BBC Look North

World's largest inflatable kites coming to Bridlington

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

The sky over Sewerby Fields will be full pf colourful kits in May as part of a two-day festival.

Giant dragonfly kite
AFP/Getty Images

Displays will include some of the world’s largest inflatable kites flown by professional flyers and teams of two and four line kite flyers performing sequences to music.

You'll even be given the chance to help fly some of them yourself.

A giant bear kite during yesterday's international air festival in Valencia
AFP/Getty Images

There will be some of the largest kites the public have ever seen along with fantastic displays of kite flying to music.”

Dave BleasdaleSecretary of the Northern Kite Group

Tomorrow's weather: Drier than today

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It will be mainly cloudy tomorrow, becoming drier and brighter as the day goes on.

BBC Weather
BBC

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire: Man found dead in Hull

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

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

  • A 19-year-old man found dead in Hull following suspected drug use
  • Sources say a deal to save Scunthorpe steelworks could be finalised this week
  • Fake £50 notes are being used in Hull and East Yorkshire by a number of young boys

Nearly 40,000 people in our area to save money on insurance premiums

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Homeowners living in high flood-risk areas of the UK should now be able to save hundreds of pounds on their insurance premiums.  

Many properties, in places such as South Ferriby, were damaged during 2013's tidal surge
BBC
Many properties, in places such as South Ferriby, were damaged during 2013's tidal surge

A new scheme called Flood Re has been designed to cut bills for those whose homes are in danger of flooding.

Up to now thousands of householders have been paying large additional premiums to make sure their homes and possessions are protected.

BreakingMan dead and another seriously ill after suspected drug use

Stuart Harratt

BBC Local Live

A 19-year-old man has died and another is seriously ill in hospital following suspected drug use on Sunday night. Hull City Council and Humberside Police are working together to establish whether there is any danger to the public and will be speaking directly to those who could potentially be at risk.   

We are very sorry to hear of the death of this young person and the serious condition of a second. At this time, it is not known what substance they may have taken."

Vicky HarrisAssistant City Manager for Public Health Commissioning, Hull City Council

Watch: Police warning people in Hull and East Riding to beware of fake £50 notes

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

At least 10 shopkeepers in Hull and the East Riding have been conned into accepting forged £50 notes.

Shops in Bridlington, Hornsea, Flamborough, Driffield, Beverley, Stamford Bridge and Preston have all been targeted since Friday.

In each case, young boys went into the premises and bought items totalling less than £10 before leaving with their change.  

Humberside Police say you should watch the video below for advice.

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Bubwith shop targeted by early morning raider

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

A thief who got into a shop when a member of staff opened a door to collect the newspapers is being sought by police.

The man, who had his face covered, took cash from the McColl’s shop on Main Street, Bubwith early this morning.

Humberside Police logo
Humberside Police

The thief is 5ft 10ins tall with a stocky build, short dark hair and spoke with a Yorkshire accent.

He was wearing brown 'Rigger' boots, dark blue work trousers, dark jacket and the lower part of his face was covered.

Traffic and travel: A614 still closed in Driffield

BBC Travel

A614 in Driffield is still closed after a vehicle hit a bridge.

Travel
BBC
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Sport: Hull City 'still contenders for automatic promotion'

Mike White

Sports Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Hull City's Mo Diame (pictured) believes they can still achieve automatic promotion, following their win against Bristol City at the weekend.

Mo Diame
Getty Images

The Senegal international says there is still plenty to come from the team, with the Tigers four points off the top two in the Championship.

Watch: Government-backed flood scheme welcomed by some campaigners

Jake Zuckerman

BBC Look North

A new scheme's been launched to day which aims to cut bills for those whose homes are in danger of flooding.  

South Ferriby was hit by flooding in 2013
BBC

Insurance companies will contribute to a £180m fund to make it more affordable for people in places like South Ferriby where properties were damaged during 2013's tidal surge. 

There are concerns that the scheme doesn't cover properties built after 2009 or protect small businesses. 

Campaigner Mary Dhonau from the Know Your Flood Risk campaign likes the deal:

Afternoon Weather: Rain but brightening up later

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

The odd shower may be heavy with possible thunder, but with the occasional brighter interval as well.   

Afternoon Weather
BBC

Your Views: Should dogs be shot for attacking farm animals?

You can shoot dogs that pose a threat to farm animals such as sheep, but the incident must be reported to police within 48 hours.

At least eight dogs have been shot by landowners in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire for attacking or chasing livestock in the last five years.    

farm
BBC

We've been asking you whether you think it's right that dogs are shot when they attack livestock.

Lots of you have been sharing your thoughts on our Facebook page.

No. It's not the dog's fault. It's natural instinct. Blame the owner of the dog in question."

AJ Stewart

If a dog is violent and off its lead on private land then ask yourself, why did the owner allow this to happen in the first place."

Sean Gilbert

No. I think the owners of the dogs should face jail for letting them."

Joanna Frier

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire: People in East Yorkshire to save money on flood insurance

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Latest headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • People living in high flood risk areas in East Yorkshire should now be able to save hundreds of pounds on their insurance
  • Emergency talks are under way between steelworkers' unions and representatives of Tata Steel's UK plants
  • Ten shops in Hull and East Yorkshire have been conned into taking fake £50 notes

Traffic and travel: A614 closed in Driffield

BBC Travel

The A614 in Driffield is closed after a vehicle hit a bridge.

Incident in Driffield
BBC

Sport: Cricket season nearly here

It may be gloomy and rainy outside but, believe it or not, the cricket season is just around the corner.

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This year there's a new format in Yorkshire.

The ECB Yorkshire Premier League has broken with 80 years of tradition by unveiling north and south divisions and a revised playing format.

Sculpture planned for Hull's Beverley Gate

Pritti Mistry

BBC News Online

The Beverley Gate was where King Charles I was refused entry to Hull in 1642, sparking the English Civil War.

The public was consulted on two proposals for The Beverley Gate
Hull City Council
The public was consulted on two proposals for The Beverley Gate

Last year, Hull City Council wanted to cover up the site for its City of Culture 2017 plans but ruled it out after a campaign against the idea.

Now plans have been announced to build a new 33ft high artwork next to the ancient defence walls.

Sculpture
Tonkin Liu
In the design brief, the architects said the sculpture would be "boat-like in plan, sail-like in elevation and mast-like in section."

It will be roughly the same height as a telephone pole or, if you prefer, the height of two giraffes.

The architects say the stainless steel statue would be "an engaging piece of art" and would be called 'Shadow Gate'.

Your Views: Sculpture next to Hull's Beverley Gate

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

There are plans to build this sculpture in Hull city centre, between Beverley Gate and Princes Quay Shopping Centre.

Steel sculpture
Tonkin Liu
The sculpture would be made of steel and would be roughly the same height as a telephone pole.

Lots of you have been telling us what you think of the plans on our Facebook page.

Something like that wouldn't particularly resonate with me, because it's in the way. What purpose does it serve? The area gets a lot of footfall and you can guarantee it'll attract vandals somewhere down the line.

Connor Campbell

Things like this should be welcomed... Not griped about! There should be MORE!!!"

Daz Bower

It doesn't fit in with the surrounding. I agree with others- they should concentrate on finishing what's already been started instead of creating something else which probably won't get finished in time."

Donna Hill

Former East Yorkshire village up for sale

If you've got a spare £20 million sitting in your bank account and don't know what to do with it, then maybe you'd like to buy the village of West Heslerton.

West Heslerton, near Malton
Cundalls
West Heslerton is nine miles away from Malton

It has a 21-bedroom mansion, pub, petrol station, 43 homes and 2,116 acres of land.

West Heslerton also has a church, primary school and a playing field with a pavilion.  

West Heslerton
Cundalls

The village has been owned by the same family for over 150 years, but has been put up for sale after the most recent owner died.

Cundalls estate agents said it has already attracted interest "from far and wide".  

The village has a pub called the Dawnay Arms
Cundalls
The village has a pub called the Dawnay Arms

It used to be part of East Riding of Yorkshire, but now falls under North Yorkshire.

Police warning over holiday fraudsters

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Humberside Police are warning you to be careful of fraudsters when booking your holiday.

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The most common fraud type relates to the sale of airline tickets.

The advice for staying safe is to use your instincts and check your paperwork.

Ash dieback found on East Yorkshire trees

Caroline Bilton

BBC Look North

Ash dieback has been found in Nutwood in East Yorkshire.

That's worrying because 40% of the area's trees are Ash.

Ash dieback on tree
BBC

It's the 48th case of the disease in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. 

Three years ago there were only seven cases. 

How to spot Ash Dieback
BBC

Hull showing 'new confidence' ahead of 2017 celebrations says culture minister

Amanda White

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The Culture Minister, Ed Vaizey, is in Hull today and has been visiting the team at Hull Truck.

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He says Hull is "stepping up a gear" and showing a "new confidence" as it prepares to host City of Culture next year. 

Earlier Mr Vaizey met the team behind the 2017 preparations for an update on the plans. 

Ed Vaizey chats to Hull 2017 committee
BBC Sport

Work is under way at venues across the city including the Ferens Art Gallery.

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire this lunchtime

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

The latest headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • Meetings to save minor injuries units in Driffield, Hornsea and Withernsea under way
  • Unions are meeting in London to decide what they can do next to save the British steel industry
  • New plans to build steel sculpture next to Hull's Beverley Gate

Your Pictures: BBC Weather Watchers have been busy over the weekend

BBC Weather

Our BBC weather watchers have been very busy this weekend taking photographs.

Daffodils in Welton
Tweeky
Daffodils in Welton
Moon in Hull
Rockwood
Moon in Hull

If you fancy being a BBC weather watcher then you can sign up here

Listen: The future of minor injuries units in East Yorkshire

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Lots of people in Driffield, Withernsea and Hornsea are annoyed that the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group might close Minor Injury Units in the towns.

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There are currently six in East Yorkshire: in Beverley, Goole, Driffield, Hornsea, Withernsea and Bridlington. 

BBC Radio Humberside has been speaking to the CCG's Director of Commissioning and Transformation, Alex Searle.

The CCG says no firm decisions have been made and that there's going to be a public consultation in the summer.

Campaigners are meeting with the MP for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart, today.

Get yourself ready in time: 2017 Hull City of Culture roadshows

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

If you want to find out more about next year's Hull City of Culture celebrations then you might want to head along to one of the community roadshows that start today.

Roadshow
BBC

There are 22 planned for the next few months. The BBC is at the one at Preston Road Freedom Centre this today.

Roadshow
BBC

They can give you advice on how to apply for funding and how you can volunteer to be part of next year's event.

Inside Roadshow
BBC

If you can't make it today, there are plenty of others you can get to.

Listen: MP says keeping Minor Injury Units open is 'common sense'

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

Campaigners in East Yorkshire are fighting to keep Minor Injury Units open in Hornsea, Withernsea and Driffield.

They're meeting with the MP for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart, today he's been sharing his thoughts on the matter with BBC Radio Humberside.

The MP for Beverley and Holderness says the needs of coastal and rural communities should be met.

City of Culture community roadshows begin

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

The first roadshow where people can find out more about Hull's City of Culture year opens this morning. 

Roadshow
Hull2017

Twenty two community roadshows are planned over the next few months. They'll provide more information about how communities can apply for funding and how people can volunteer to be part of 2017.

The first is at the Preston Road Freedom Centre from 11:00 BST this morning.

New speed cameras near Market Weighton and Beverley nearly ready

Crispin Rolfe

Reporter BBC Look North

Work to install average speed cameras on a stretch of the A1079 between the Shiptonthorpe and Dunswell roundabouts is nearly finished.

A1079
BBC

These digital cameras replace the old ones on the Market Weighton bypass, on Arras Hill near Market Weighton and on sections of the Beverley bypass.

They still have to tested, but should be working properly in the next few weeks.

The whole project has cost £890,000.

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire: Meetings to save minor injury units

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

  • Campaigners fighting to save minor injury units in Driffield, Hornsea and Withernsea to hold meetings today with Beverley MP
  • Reports Scunthorpe steelworks could be re-named 'British Steel' if it is saved from collapse
  • New help for people in flood risk areas of our region

Reports Scunthorpe steelworks could become 'British Steel' again

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Scunthorpe steelworks could soon be called 'British Steel' once again - if it is saved from collapse by two financiers.

Scunthorpe Steelworks
BBC

The paper says Marc and Nathaniel Meyohas, two brothers behind investment firm Greybull, are putting the finishing touches to buy the Scunthorpe steelworks from Tata, pumping £400m into the struggling plant. 

It's thought the deal could be announced as early as Wednesday.

Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire: Expect rain

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's a cloudy morning and will remain that way for most of the day with periods of rain and showers.  

BBC Weather
BBC

The odd shower may be heavy with possible thunder but with the occasional brighter interval as well. 

Winds will be light and variable.   

100 Days since the Boxing Day floods

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

What's happened since floods
Environment Agency

Investigation shows eight dogs shot over years for attacking livestock

Leanne Brown

BBC Look North

Humberside Police say at least eight dogs have been shot by landowners in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire over the past five years.

Spaniel
Press Association

They were shot because they were attacking or chasing livestock.

Sheep
BBC

Dogs which pose a threat to farm animals can be legally shot but this must be reported to police by the farmer within 48 hours of the incident.  

Fight to keep Minor Injuries Units open continues

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Campaigners in East Yorkshire are meeting the MP for Beverley and Holderness Graham Stuart today as they continue their fight to save the area's Minor Injuries Units. 

Campaigners meeting on Saturday
BBC

The purpose of the MIUs is to take pressure off our hospitals and to stop people from having to wait too long for treatment but the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group has argued that they're under-used.

Save our MIU sign
BBC

On Saturday, campaigners held a rally about the issue in Withernsea.

A petition has also been launched and today they'll meet Graham Stuart to discuss the issue more.

Traffic and travel: No problems so far this morning

BBC Travel

No problems to report this morning but we'll let you know should that change.

Map
BBC

TATA Steel: Hope deal for Scunthorpe will be sorted in coming days

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

There are reports that an investment firm is interested in a buy-out of Tata's Scunthorpe operation. 

Scunthorpe Steelworks
BBC

The Daily Telegraph has reported that Marc and Nathaniel Meyohas, the brothers behind the Greybull investment firm, are ready to pour £400m into the struggling Lincolnshire plant, potentially saving about 9,000 jobs.

Today, unions are meeting in London to discuss the crisis in the steel industry

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire: Cheaper flood insurance and campaigners to meet MP about MIUs

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

  • A new government-backed scheme launches today to bring down the cost for people in East Yorkshire and Hull to get flood insurance
  • Campaigners in East Yorkshire are meeting their local MP today as they continue their fight to save the area's Minor Injuries Units 
  • Representatives from Scunthorpe will join a meeting of steelworkers in London later to discuss the ongoing crisis