Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Live updates on Friday 8 April 2016 have now finished for the day. We're back from 08:00 on Monday.

Live Reporting

By Louise Wheeler

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Our live coverage across the day

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Local Live has finished for today.

Have a lovely weekend.

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

Watch: Full afternoon forecast from Keeley

BBC Weather

Sunny spells and light winds across Hull and East Yorkshire.

Full forecast with Keeley Donovan

Full forecast from Keeley for Friday 8 April

Watch: Headlines on Look North tonight

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Travel:Road blocked at Rimswell

Picture: Sunny day overlooking the Humber Bridge

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

The perks of being a reporter in our lovely patch.

As it's such a sunny day I snapped this picture looking out towards the Humber Bridge.

Bridge
BBC

Police and Crime Commissioner candidates announced

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Four people have been nominated for election as the Police and Crime Commissioner for the Humberside force area. 

Their role includes appointing chief constables and holding them to account.

Elections are held every 4 years. The candidates in this contest are Conservative Matthew Grove, Liberal Democrat Denis Healy, Keith Hunter for Labour and UKIP's Mike Whitehead.

The elections take place on Thursday the 5th of May - the same day as local Government elections in Hull and North East Lincolnshire.

Gas leak in Lincoln affects trains

BBC Travel

Trains that go through Lincoln will be diverted or delayed this afternoon after a digger burst a gas pipe in the city. It's also causing severe road congestion. 

Worth checking if you are planning travelling near Lincoln later today.

Watch: Business minister says work is taking place to secure steel in Scunthorpe

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

On last night's Question Time the business minister Anna Soubry told the panel that work is taking place behind the scenes to secure the future of steel in Scunthorpe.

Ms Soubry said details of a deal are commercially sensitive but the government is doing all it can.

Staff at the site in Scunthorpe are awaiting news of a potential buyout of the town's steelworks.

Question Time

Latest headlines: Hull Green party resigns after failing to submit candidates for local elections

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

  • The leader of the Green Party in Hull has resigned after he forgot to submit a list of candidates for this years local elections
  • Health bosses says they will start a consultation in July into the future of six Minor Injury Units in East Yorkshire
  • In sport, injury worries for manager Steve Bruce ahead of Hull City match tonight

Weather Watchers: Spring has arrived

BBC Weather Watchers

This picture was sent to us from John's Eye.

It was taken at Bainton near Driffield in East Yorkshire.

A lovely crisp day to take your dog for a walk.

Weather picture
John's Eye

Traffic and Travel: Update at Carnaby near Burton Agnes

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

A man has suffered life changing injuries after his car crashed head on with a truck in East Yorkshire. 

It happened this morning at Carnaby. Two other cars were also involved. 

Business charge to sell alcohol in early hours of the morning on hold in East Yorkshire

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Plans to introduce a late night levy on businesses in East Yorkshire have been put on hold. 

The Council had been considering whether bars and clubs which serve alcohol after 1 a.m. should pay up to 4 thousand pounds toward policing. 

Humberside Police said they felt the levy was not needed as there was no demand for extra policing.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council say they will now wait until the Home Office has clarified their position. 

Bar
Getty Images

Sport: Injury update from Steve Bruce ahead of Hull City weekend match

Matt Dean

BBC Look North

Steve Bruce says it's unlikely Nick Powell will play again for Hull City.

He has a thigh injury.

Sam Clucas has a knee injury and there's concern over Aluko's achilles.

Both are doubts for the match tonight.

Steve Bruce
BBC

Tour de Yorkshire artist unveiled

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

One of Yorkshire’s rising stars of the art world has been unveiled as the official artist for the Tour de Yorkshire.

Richmond-based pastel artist Lucy Pittaway has been chosen as the official artist for this year’s race, which returns to the county from 29th April to 1st May.

The race starts in Beverley.

Both my husband and son are mad keen cyclists, with the sport incredibly important in my household it was even more special to receive the opportunity to produce the official image of this year’s Tour.

Lucy PittawayArtist
Artist
Welcome to Yorkshire

Listen: Yorkshire holidaymaker tells of being scammed

BBC Radio Humberside

It's so easy to book anything online these days isn't it? Hotels, airline tickets, holidays all at the click of a mouse. 

Well according to the Travel Agent Association ABTA, online fraud is on the rise, with many people finding they aren't going anywhere at all.

Jilly Roberts from Yorkshire told the BBC her story about being scammed a couple of years ago.

Jilly Roberts from Yorkshire told the BBC her story about being scammed a couple of years

Weather update: Sunshine and light winds

BBC Weather

After a chilly start this morning it is expected to be a day of sunshine and light winds.

A few scattered showers will develop later.

But it should feel fairly pleasant.

Weather
BBC

BreakingLeader of Green Party in Hull resigns

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The Leader of the Green Party in Hull has resigned after failing to submit any candidates for this years local elections in May.

Hull City Council didn't received any nominations from the Green Party.

In a statement, the groups leader Martin Deane said he took his eye off the ball and missed the legal deadline for nominations of candidates.

There will be no Green Party on the ballot papers in Hull this year.

I can only offer my apologies to the Party, to Green members, supporters and voters at this missed opportunity to stand and perhaps win our first seat.My particular apologies to all our prospective candidates. I offer my resignation as chair to the local party. In the words of Steve Bruce... we have to dust ourselves down and work harder for next time.

Martin DeaneLeader of Hull Green Party
Martin Deane
Green Party

BreakingNo local election nominations for Green Party in Hull

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Hull City Council has confirmed that no local election nominations were received from The Green Party.

That's despite claims that they would stand across the city.

The local elections take place on Thursday 5 May.

Police need help identifying woman found on beach near Withernsea

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Humberside Police are still trying to identify a woman found dead on the beach in Holmpton, Withernsea yesterday.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner, however officers are appealing for the public’s help in identifying her.

The woman is described as white, age between 50 and 60 with blue eyes. She was wearing a purple coat, maroon leggings, blue patterned top and dusky pick cardigan.

Anyone who thinks they may know the identity of the woman are urged to call 101 quoting log 140 of 07/04/16.

Police
BBC

Latest headlines: Minor Injury Units under review in East Yorkshire and Police and Crime Commissioner candidates revealed

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

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

  • The BBC has learnt that further Minor Injury Units in Bridlington, Goole and Beverley are under review
  • Four candidates will stand at the 2016 Police and Crime Commissioner election for Humberside Police
  • In sport, injury worries for Hull City manager Steve Bruce ahead of tonight's game

Candidates confirmed for Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner election

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

There are four confirmed candidates standing for the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner election.

They are the Conservative Matthew Grove, Liberal Democrat candidate Denis Healy, Keith Hunter for Labour and Mike Whitehead representing UKIP.

The election will take place on Thursday 5 May.

Police
BBC

The future of more Minor Injury Units is under review in East Yorkshire

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

So far attention has concentrated on minor injuries units in Withernsea, Hornsea and Goole.

But the BBC has learnt that further Minor Injury Units in Bridlington, Goole and Beverley will be included in its review of urgent care.

The CCG says it will carry out a consultation in July.

A move to review the Bridlington MIU would be controversial because of the resorts size and as many patients already have to travel to Scarborough for treatment.

NHS
BBC

Traffic and Travel: Tailbacks at South Cave

BBC Travel

EYMS buses say that there are tailbacks stretching back to the South Cave junction.

It's also congested through Ellougton and Brough.

It's after a lorry caught fire near Brantingham.

Map
BBC

Capture the coast to check on marine life in East Yorkshire

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

A series of free events aimed at recording as many different marine species as possible, are to take place along the Yorkshire Coastline.

The Capturing Our Coast Yorkshire team will run events, from April to October this year.

Capturing Our Coast is a project launched in January, which aims to recruit and train more than 3,000 volunteers to help build a more accurate picture of the marine life all around the UK.

More more information about the events. Click here.

This is a great opportunity to engage in a bit of rock pooling with a difference. The more pairs of eyes the better so we can find as many species as possible so we can see how many different species occur on the different shores our area.

Dr Sue HullUniversity of Hull Scarborough Campus
Rock pooling
University of Hull

MP says there's an "overwhelming case" to keep Minor Injuries Units open

BBC Radio Humberside

There's an "overwhelming case" to keep Driffield's Minor Injuries Unit open, according to the MP Sir Greg Knight.

Three units, Driffield, Withernsea and Hornsea are currently under review by the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group.

They are consulting on plans as they try to make millions of pounds of savings.

Hundreds of people have signed a petition. 

The CCG say no final decisions have been yet.

Sir Greg Knight
BBC

Traffic and Travel: Delays in South Cave

BBC Travel

The A63 Eastbound is closed.

There is stationary traffic due to obstruction on the road between A1034 and Welton Road.   

Sport: High chance of Hernandez recall

Matt Dean

BBC Look North

Steve Bruce says the chances of a recall for Abel Hernandez are "very, very high."

Ahmed Elmohamady is set to replace the banned Moses Odubajo.

Hull City take on Huddersfield this weekend.

It looks like the club need to win nearly all remaining seven matches to have any chance of automatic promotion into the Premier League.

Steve Bruce
BBC

Traffic and Travel: Road closure following serious accident

BBC Travel

There are road closures in Burton Agnes following a serious collision.

It's at the junction of A614 Carnaby with Bridlington Bay Road; Haisthorpe Crossroads; Station Road.

Your views: Which city is better - Hull or York?

BBC Radio Humberside

This really got you going this morning on the BBC Radio Humberside breakfast programme after Hull Councillor Terry Geraghty said the city was better than York.

Thanks for all your comments this morning.

Remember you can get in touch here.

It's all friendly rivalry - both are great Yorkshire cities and there are endless reasons to visit both

Hull Museums

York - a lovely place to visit

Paul

Hull better to visit. I went to York yesterday. It was okay for an hour, better shops in Hull.

Ian

You can spend a day stuck in traffic in Hull!

Dave
Hull
Getty Images

Holiday makers conned by criminals

BBC Radio Humberside

Online criminals conned would-be holiday makers in East Yorkshire out of thousands of pounds of cash last year. 

Humberside Police has launched a campaign to warn people about the scams. 

Last year holiday fraud cost UK travellers five times more than it did in 2014. 

Beach
BBC

Debate rumbles on over which city is better - Hull or York?

BBC Radio Humberside

There's been a bit of a spat taking place this week between Hull and York. 

It all started when Councillor Terry Geraghty said publicly that Hull is a better city....and that apart from The Shambles....York has little else to offer the tourist. 

This upset our colleagues at BBC Radio York so much they sent reporter James Addyman over to check out Hull.

It all started when Councillor Terry Geraghty said publicly that Hull is a better city.

Sport: Defeat for Hull KR at the Lightstream

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Hull Kingston Rovers drew a blank last night at the Lightstream Stadium when the were beaten 40 points to nil by the Catalans Dragons. 

Rovers were 10 points down after just five minutes and never recovered against the dominant French side.

Interim coach James Webster says they came up against a side that were just too good for them.

Sport
BBC

48 hour doctors strike ends but deadlock remains

BBC News England

A forty eight hour strike by junior doctors finished earlier.

Appointments and operations had to be cancelled in Hull and East Yorkshire.

The industrial action, which is in protest against changes to wage and working conditions.

You can read here about about the dispute.

Doctor's strike
PA

Watch: Kay with the full weather forecast for Hull and East Yorkshire

BBC Weather

A chilly but bright day ahead. Here's more from Kay.

Friday's forecast from Kay

Latest headlines: East Yorkshire holiday makers conned and Bruce to announce team ahead of Huddersfield match

BBC Radio Humberside

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

  • Online criminals have conned would be holiday makers in East Yorkshire out of thousands of pounds of cash each year
  • Hundreds of people have signed a petition calling for Hornsea's Minor Injuries Unit to be kept open.
  • In sport, Hull City manager Steve Bruce should go someway to indicating his team for the crucial game against Huddersfield Town later.

Watch: Gwilym Lloyd previews tonight's Hull FC game

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull FC could take another step towards their top four ambition with victory tonight. 

The Black and Whites face bottom club Huddersfield Giants.

But coach Lee Radford believes Huddersfield's league position does not reflect their quality.

And BBC Radio Humberside will have full commentary on FC against the Giants on all our frequencies and online tonight.  

View more on twitter

Weather: A chilly start with sunshine

BBC Weather

A chilly start for most parts but then a fine morning with some sunshine and light winds.

A few scattered showers will develop in the afternoon but with light winds it should feel fairly pleasant.

Weather
BBC

Join us for today's live coverage

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Good morning and welcome to Local Live for Friday 8 April.

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

Please get in touch and let us know what's happening where you are, by email, Facebook or Twitter