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Summary

  1. Updates on Monday 11 April 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Gill Sennett

All times stated are UK

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Our Live Coverage across Hull and East Yorkshire

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Well that's it from us today. We'll be back tomorrow morning with more news, sport, travel and weather.

And on the day the sun really did shine down on Scunthorpe - here's a picture to leave you with, from Weather Watcher - The Mews:

Sun in the sky over Scunthorpe
Weather Watcher - The Mews

If you've got any stories or pictures you want to share, get in touch by email, on Facebook or via Twitter.  

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire: Rain this evening

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A rather cloudy evening with showers or longer spells of rain spreading northwards. 

Minimum temperatures of 7C (45F) and a moderate northeast wind. 

Weather graphic
BBC

Fifteen Land Rover Discoveries stolen since November

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

If you've got a Land Rover Discovery you're being asked to be on your guard.

Humberside Police say 15 have been stolen in this area since 1 November 2015.

They're advising people to make sure their vehicles are secure and if you see a crime in progress you should call 999.

If it's not an emergency call the 101 number.

Generic police image
BBC

Headlines: A future for steel in Scunthorpe and Bridlington gets a £25m leisure centre

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

  • A deal has been signed which it's hoped will safeguard 4,000 jobs at Tata's steelworks in Scunthorpe
  • The executive chairman of Long Products Europe, Bimlendra Jha (pictured) says it means there is a future for steel in the town
  • Unions and steelworkers in Scunthorpe welcome the deal
  • Bridlington's new £25m leisure centre will open next month
Bimlendra Jha the executive chairman of Long Products Europe
BBC

Watch: A day that put the steel back into Scunthorpe

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The lifeblood of Scunthorpe is, some say, its steelworks. 

Just over six months ago 900 job losses were announced and the future of the steelworks was hanging in the balance. 

Today there's a deal to save it - announced late this morning. 

Here's a look at today's developments:  

Nothing is signed yet but it's proof a buyer wants Scunthorpe steel works. 

Over 4,000 jobs could be saved and thousands more in support businesses. 

The deal, which would see the return of the name British Steel could take eight weeks to complete but it must be agreed by unions, with workers being balloted on a pay cut and pension changes. 

Sport: Catalans Dragons player charged over clash with Hull KR's prop Adam Walker

BBC Humberside Sport

Catalans Dragons hooker Eloi Pelissier could face a ban of up to two games, after being charged by the Rugby Football League with making a Grade B dangerous contact on Hull Kingston Rovers Adam Walker during their match last Thursday. 

The Lightstream Stadium
BBC

Scunthorpe deal gives hope to south Wales plant

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Today's news of a deal to safeguard more than 4,000 jobs in Scunthorpe gives steel workers in Wales hope for the future.

Speaking to the BBC, the Labour MP for Aberavon in Wales, Stephen Kinnock (pictured) says they are fighting to save thousands of jobs.

Stephen Kinnock MP for Aberavon in Wales
BBC

Its encouraging news and it shows that there are investors out there who are ready to come in. I'm convinced the same can be done for Port Talbot."

Stephen KinnockLabour MP for Aberavon in Wales

Earlier today the Indian firm, Tata, sold part of their steelworks, including the plant in Scunthorpe, to Greybull Capital, for a token price of £1. 

The new owners are to invest about £400m into the businesses.

Bimlendra Jha the executive chairman of Long Products Europe
BBC

Bimlendra Jha, the executive chairman of Long Products Europe (pictured) says the employees should take some of the credit.  

Paving slab hurled through house window

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Police in Bridlington want to find two people who threw a paving slab through the window of a house on Queensgate.

The pair picked up a broken paving stone from the garden and threw it at a double-glazed window causing a large amount of damage at around 21:20 on Sunday the 27 March.

Street map showing Queensgate
Google

If you've got any information you can call the police on the 101 number and quote the reference 2177838.  

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire: Steel plant saved and visitors flock to Bempton Cliffs

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

  • Bridlington's new £25m leisure centre (pictured) will open next month
  • The RSPB's new £1.3m visitor centre at Bempton Cliffs has become a big tourist attraction in its own right  
East Riding Council leader Stephen Parnaby at Bridlington's new leisure centre
BBC
East Riding Council leader Stephen Parnaby at Bridlington's new leisure centre

Watch: Sunny spells but clouding over at times

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Here's a look at the afternoons weather:

Dozens of new jobs for Bridlington

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

Bridlington's new leisure centre " will create 40 new jobs " - Adam Mainprize, East Riding Leisure.

Bridlington Pool manager Adam Mainprize
BBC

I'm feeling dizzy just looking at it!

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

So that was the swimming pool - here's the climbing wall!

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We're going Bridlington mad today!

They rammed the door with a mobility scooter

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Police are looking for these two women after they caused extensive damage to the automatic doors of a shop on Preston Road in Hull.

The women rammed a mobility scooter into the doors at just after 21:30 on Saturday 27th February.

Woman on mobility scooter
Humberside Police

If you've got any information you can contact the police on the 101 number quoting crime reference number 2172326.

Woman wanted for criminal damage
Humberside police

It will give Scunthorpe a future

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

Tata Steel has announced that it's agreed to sell its Scunthorpe site in a deal which could safeguard around four thousand jobs. 

Greybull Capital will buy the Long Products Division and rename the company, British Steel. 

The sale will only go ahead if unions agree to cuts to wages and pension benefits in a vote of members.

Here's what Tata Steel's Bimlendra Jha told me earlier:

Steelworks union spokesman: Don't forget those who've already lost jobs

Martin Foster - the Unite union convenor at Scunthorpe - says that while celebrations are right today there are workers who have already lost their livelihoods.

He said: "It should not be forgotten though that many workers have already lost their jobs at Scunthorpe and those that remain are making huge sacrifices with their pay and pensions to secure their jobs. 

Scunthorpe steelworks
BBC

"Unite is asking our members to back the deal, but government ministers must now play their part too.

The government cannot now leave Scunthorpe's steelworkers high and dry and must take decisive action to allow them to compete on an even playing field with their global competitors."

'We wanted to get some pride back in the steel industry'

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

I've been talking to Paul McBean from the Community Union today.

He told me they've been fighting to get the name changed to British Steel as part of the takeover deal with Greybull Capital. 

Paul told me he can't take the smile off his face.

We wanted to go back to being called British Steel. Get some pride back in ourselves and now all we have to do as a workforce is to step up to that mark now."

Paul McBeanCommunity Union
Tata Steel in Scunthorpe
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Well as Tata Steel confirms its deal to sell its Long Products Europe business, including its Scunthorpe plant, to UK-based investment firm Greybull Capital 4,000 jobs will be safeguarded.

Greybull said it was arranging a £400m investment package as part of the deal.

It's good news for the whole of Scunthorpe

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Today's news that investment firm Greybull Capital has signed a deal to take over Scunthorpe Steelwork's Long Products division has been welcomed by businesses in the town as a boost for the wider community.

Bimlendra Jha of Tata (pictures) celebrates with steel union leaders on the sale to Greybull

Bimlendra Jha of Tata celebrates with steel union leaders on the sale to
BBC

One trader told the BBC: "We manufacture garage doors, shutters, awnings, nationwide but we are based in Scunthorpe. 

"We rely on people that live round here that work for the steelworks. 

Obviously it is of major importance for us to keep the place open as well -- people without jobs don't spend money." 

the media waiting for the steel announcement
BBC
Earlier the world's media waited for the announcement of the take-over deal

Another told us: "I think it's fantastic news. The town would have been a bit of a ghost town. We employ about 300 people in Scunthorpe and it would have meant a lot of jobs going."

Business Secretary Javid: Government can help with Scunthorpe funding

The government has also welcomed the news that Greybull Capital is to buy the Scunthorpe steelworks.

Business Secretary Sajid Javid said: "Today's announcement is a step in the right direction for the long-term future of British Steel manufacturing in Scunthorpe. 

Business Secretary Sajid Javid
BBC

"This agreement wouldn't have been reached without the efforts of all those involved especially the high-skilled workforce and local management. 

"We will continue to work with Tata and Greybull and, as we have said, stand ready to provide funding on a commercial basis if required." 

Scunthorpe deal 'testament to the workers'

Reacting to the deal which will save Scunthorpe's steelworks, Roy Rickhuss, general secretary of the Community union, said the buyer Greybull Capital, had recognised the site as a good investment. 

He said: "Greybull's interest in the business is testament to the skills, experience and commitment of UK steelworkers and demonstrates that with the right investors UK steel making can have a positive future.

Roy Rickhuss
BBC

"So far, Tata Steel has honoured its commitment to be a responsible seller of the business by allowing time for the deal to be done. 

"There are still crucial steps to be taken to complete the deal and all parties involved need to retain their focus towards achieving the objective of securing the future of Long Products."  

'British Steel' is back in Scunthorpe

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

Tata steel confirms the deal to sell its Long Products Europe Business, including the Scunthorpe plant to Greybull Capital.

We are now focused on taking the deal to completion in order that the business can start its next chapter with confidence.”

Marc MeyohasGreybull Partner
Scunthorpe steelworks
BBC

The sales and purchase agreement has been signed and it's been officially announced to the workforce.

Unions still have to vote on whether to accept reduced pay and pension arrangements. 

That ballot doesn’t close till 19 April but if it comes back as a yes vote then the deal will get the go ahead.

I can't take the smile off my face"

Paul McBeanCommunity Union

And its thought that as well as the Scunthorpe steelworks getting new owner it could get a new name too - British Steel.    

Tata bosses welcome sale

We've just had the statement from Tata's top bosses welcoming the deal with Greybull Capital.

Tata says it's sold the Scunthorpe operation for a "nominal consideration" in exchange for Greybull Capital "taking on the whole of the business, including assets and relevant liabilities".

Hans Fischer
Tata Steel

Hans Fischer, Chief Executive of Tata Steel's European operations (pictured) said: "Under these current challenging market conditions in Europe with the soaring levels of imports from China.

"We are happy that Tata Steel UK and Greybull Capital have entered the final stage of completion of the sale of shareholding in Longs Steel UK.

"This transaction will offer a future for the Long Products Europe business and its 4,400 employees in the UK."

BreakingDeal for Scunthorpe Steelworks

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

The deal's been done. Tata Steel has agreed to sell the Scunthorpe Steelworks to investment firm Greybull Capital.

It follows months of negotiation.

It's a deal which could safeguard 4,000 jobs in the town and thousands more in the supply chain and local economy.

Tata steel Scunthorpe
Getty Images

Unions still have to vote on whether to accept reduced pay and pension arrangements. 

That ballot doesn't close till 19 April. 

Two weeks to go till the big splash

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

Bridlington's new £25 million leisure centre, replacing Leisure World, will open on 25 May, the East Riding Council leader Stephen Parnaby has told the BBC.     

Bridlington Leisure Centre
BBC

He's running over 40 miles a day for his gran.

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Look North and Radio Humberside's very own David Harrison is taking on the challenge of all challenges this week.

He's doing a 207 mile coast to coast run from Southport on the west coast to Hornsea on the east coast in just five days. That's over a marathon a day. In fact its more than 40 miles a day.

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David's raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support because his gran is battling cancer. You can follow him on Twitter.

If you want to help David you can visit his just giving page. Or if you see him, give him an encouraging cheer.

City of Culture: 2017 gets digital

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Now if you were walking through Hull earlier you might have noticed some abseilers hanging off KCOM's Carr Lane building. 

Well this is what they were doing:

KCom banner covering the side of a building
KCOM

KCOM have announced they are getting behind Hull's City of Culture year and they'll be providing free wifi for some of the outdoor events and providing broadband to the Hull 2017 offices.

Tata Steel: Scunthorpe steelworks deal draws near

A deal to save Tata Steel's Scunthorpe plant could be signed within the next hour, the BBC understands.

The steelworks has been on the market since 2014 and the sale to UK-based investment firm Greybull Capital, would involve a £400m investment package.

It would secure about 4,800 jobs and thousands more in supply chains and the local economy.

Scunthorpe Steel works
Getty Images

Tata Steel has said it plans to sell the rest of its UK steel business, putting thousands of jobs at risk.

Headlines: Scunthorpe steelworkers wait for news and it will soon be a splash for swimmers in Bridlington

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

  • News of a takeover deal for the Scunthorpe Steelworks (pictured) could be finalised within the next hour
  • A man's died following a car and motorbike collision near Kilham yesterday afternoon
  • We'll find out later when Bridlington's new flagship leisure centre is going to re-open
Scunthorpe Steelworks
Reuters

Police focus on burglary hotspots of Hull

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Burglary hotspots in the Garths area of Hull are to be targeted over the next 12 months. 

Humberside police say the work will make 2,500 homes safer

Man breaking into house
Thinkstock

They'll be visiting homes in the area, fitting free out-building alarms and giving you advice on how to keep your home safe. 

They've already been to Brandsholme West and Newtondale where there are now fewer burglaries than this time last year.  

Watch: A sunny day ahead across Hull and East Yorkshire

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Here's a look at the full forecast:

The weather forecast with Owain Wyn Evans

Fatal accident near Kilham

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

A motorcyclist has died after a collision near Kilham (pictured) between Driffield and Bridlington yesterday afternoon.

Map of area
Google

The 50-year-old East Yorkshire man was taken to Hull Royal infirmary by Air Ambulance but died.

The 72-year-old driver of the car and his 75-year-old passenger suffered minor injuries. 

Police are appealing for information.

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire: Scunthorpe steelworks deal looms and more visitors to Bempton cliffs

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

  • A company responsible for the refurbishment of many of Hull's schools has been awarded the contract to regenerate Hull New Theatre
  • Ninety thousand people visit RSPB's Bempton Cliffs site (pictured)
Two puffins at RSPB Bempton
RSPB

Brrr... I wouldn't fancy a dip in that!

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

I thought I'd share this great picture of Hornsea's seafront from our Weather Watcher Mags Pics:

It's sunny, but cold. Not quite time to be going for a paddle yet.

Waves splashing over Hornsea's sea wall
Weather Watcher Mags Pics

Scunthorpe steelworkers hope a deal will be finalised today

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

I'm down at the Steelworks in Scunthorpe this morning talking to workers who are waiting to hear if a deal's been done which could secure the long term future of 4,000 jobs.

We're expecting to find out later if that deal to sell the plant to Greybull Capital has gone through.

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Weather: A good day with some sunny spells

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Morning all,

Any cloud on the hills will soon disappear to give a dry day with some good sunny spells developing. It will feel cooler nearer the coast where it will be a bit breezy.

It will feel much warmer inland with highs of around 12C (55F).

Weather graphic
BBC

Our Live coverage throughout Hull and East Yorkshire

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Morning, Gill here with all your news, sport, travel and weather for Hull and East Yorkshire.

Its a lovely start to the day for us with the sun shining, just like yesterday. 

Here's a picture from one of our Weather Watchers of Cleethorpes beach yesterday:

Donkeys on Cleethorpes beach
Weather Watcher Bitchilly

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