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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Updates on Wednesday 13 April 2016

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By Gill Sennett

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Our Live coverage across Hull and East Yorkshire

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Well that's it for another day and I'll leave you with a picture of the BBC's David Harrison who's running 207 miles from the west coast of England to the east coast in just five days for Macmillan Cancer Support.

He's made it to Doncaster today. How can he look so fresh after 115 miles?

David Harrison over the Pennines
David Harrison

If you want to get in touch with your stories or pictures you can email us, or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter.

Enjoy that pint tonight David!

Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire: Thundery showers possible

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

There could be scattered thundery downpours in places at first, but will become dryer later with some broken cloud. 

Minimum temperatures of around 6C (43F).

Weather graphic

Watch: Look North's headlines this evening

Peter Levy

Presenter, BBC Look North

Here's the headlines for tonight's Look North on BBC One at 18:30 with Peter Levy:

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Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire: Arrests in Goole of suspected illegal immigrants

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Latest headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom this evening:

  • Two men have been arrested in Goole on suspicion of entering the country illegally
  • A man tells Hull Crown Court how his former head teacher abused him as a boy during the 1970s
  • Constructive criticism as a Hull shop (pictured) owner says she's closing because of the city centre disruption
Eden Shop in Hull

Traffic and travel: Long delays on M18 southbound at Doncaster

BBC Travel

Severe delays on the M18 at Doncaster because of a broken down tanker.

There's very slow traffic and one lane is closed south bound between J2 A1(M) and J1, A631 (Bramley).


Council in talks over running of Skidby Mill

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Millhouse Restaurant could be running Skidby Mill in the next six months.

East Riding Council have confirmed that they are in talks with Millhouse Restaurant to run Skidby Mill which the council currently owns.

The council invited expressions of interest in running it at the end of last year. 

Millhouse Restaurant at Skidby will now put together a detailed plan which will then be determined by the cabinet in six months time.

Skidby Mill

BreakingThree-year-old hit by car in Howden

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

A three-year-old girl's been airlifted to hospital after being hit by a car in Howden.

The accident happened at just after 15:20 this afternoon outside the co-op on Charles Briggs Avenue (pictured). 

The extent of her injuries are not known.

Police are at the scene.

Charles Briggs Avenue

Watch: Some of our customers say they can't get here

Yunus Mulla

Reporter, BBC Look North East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A shop owner in Hull says they will close because of the ongoing construction in the city centre. 

Eve Lomax , who runs the Eden shop, claims footfall is down considerably and that means sales are down 50% since the building work began. 

I've been speaking to her:

The council says they're working closely with Hull BID to improve footfall in the short-term and it's promoting that fact that the city centre is "very much open for business".

Property burgled while resident was asleep upstairs

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

A burglar has targeted a house in Hull while the victim was upstairs sleeping.

A black Acer laptop; Two Samsung S3 mobile phone and three watches including a woman and child's were stolen from the property on The Queensway at around 03:00 on Monday, 4 April.

Police are appealing for information. You can call the 101 number quoting 2179370.

Humberside Police badge

Coast-to-coast challenge runner is halfway there

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Day three of BBC Look North and Radio Humberside's David Harrison's 207 mile coast-to-coast challenge. 

So far he's run 113 miles. He's well over halfway and has made it to Rotherham.

David Harrison in Rotherham
David Harrison

Only another 13 miles to go today.  

If you see him give him a cheer and if you want to help in raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support you can do that at his justgiving page.

So far he's raised over £2,000.

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire: Police search for men who fled lorry in Goole

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

These are the latest headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • Police in Goole are searching for six men who were seen to jump out of the back of a lorry making a delivery
  • The Freight Transport Association says the Humber ports (pictured) are providing extra opportunities for illegal stowaways trying to cross into the UK
  • A court in Hull has heard how a former head teacher abused a boy during the 1970s
Aerial photograph of Humber port

Hull muggers get prison sentences reduced

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Two men from Hull who mugged their victims at knifepoint have had their sentences reduced.

Mark Curds, 43, and Anthony James Hill, 28, were found guilty of four robberies and a theft last year.

The pair, both of Cambridge Street, Hull, stole handbags containing mobile phones and hundreds of pounds in cash.

The Court of Appeal judge reduced their original sentence of ten years to eight and a half years. 

Court of Appeal

Police appeal for family of Hull man to come forward

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Cash bost for Pocklington's canal

Andy Comfort

BBC Radio Humberside

Almost half a million pounds has been granted from the Heritage Lottery Fund for improvements to the Pocklington canal. 

The money will be used to restore two bridges, improve wildlife habitats and the project will involve a programme of events and activities.

Pocklington canal
West Wolds Radio

I'll be speaking to Jane Thomson who's the Enterprise Manager for the Canal & River Trust on Drivetime today.  

Watch: A bright afternoon ahead

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Here's the full forecast with Owain Wyn Evans:

You can have a look at the weather in your area in more detail here.

Ings Library closed due to flooding

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Ings Library in Hull is going to be closed today because of yesterday's flooding.

Hull City Council say it will be closed until at least Friday, 15 April.

If you've got any books which need to be returned or renewed call 01482 210 000.


BreakingTwo men arrested in Goole on suspicion of entering the country illegally

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Six men thought to be illegal immigrants have been seen jumping out of the back of a lorry in Goole this afternoon.

Police were called to a business in Howden Dyke in the town around 12:40 today.

Two men who claim to be Albanian nationals have been arrested on suspicion of entering the country illegally.

A police helicopter is continuing the search for the other men.    

Fancy working for the BBC? Here's your chance

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

US share selling scam targeting Tata employees

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Current and former Tata steel employees in Scunthorpe (pictured) are being targeted in a share-selling scam.

Humberside Police say they've had reports that companies in the US are offering to buy shares for far more than their market value. 

Officers say the scam is designed to get the victim to hand over cash and their financial details.

Tata Steel in Scunthorpe
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Missing man found dead

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

We've got some sad news. 

John Laverack who went missing from his home on Sunday has been found dead.

His body was found at the beach off Laporte Road in Immingham, at around 14:45 yesterday. 

Police don't think his death is suspicious and they want to thank everyone who helped to try and find him.

John Laverack
Humberside Police

Watch: Gwilym Lloyd assesses HKR's signings

BBC Humberside Sport

Matty Marsh signs new Hull Kingston Rovers deal until the end of 2018. To tell us more, here's Gwilym Lloyd:

Keep a lid on it at The Deep

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

We've got some advice for our friends at The Deep in Hull.

Keep a lid on the octopus tank. It's as an octopus escapes from an aquarium in New Zealand. 

The sea creature, named Inky (pictured), made its dash for freedom when the lid of its tank was left open. 

It climbed out and slid across the floor, finding a 50-metre pipe that led directly to the sea.

Inky the octopus
National Aquarium of New Zealand
Escape artist: Inky's unscheduled departure was made possible by his tank lid being left slightly open.

Have your say in May's elections

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The deadline is approaching to register to vote in May's local elections for the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner and Hull City Council.

If you're not registered then you won't be able to vote, you can do so by visiting their website.

And, if you want to find out more about the elections then you can visit the voter information website or the BBC News elections homepage.

Polling station
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East Riding headteacher accused of historical sex abuse

Vicky Johnson

BBC Look North

A man has told Hull Crown court how his former head teacher abused him as a boy during the 1970s. 

The witness has alleged that Clifford Stott (pictured), who's now 69, assaulted him at Paull Primary School. 

He also claims that he was made to share a bedroom with the headteacher during a school trip to North Yorkshire. 

Mr Stott denies five charges of indecent assault against one child, two charges of indecent assault against a second child and one charge of indecency. 

The trial continues.

Clifford Stott walking in to court

Hull and East Yorkshire's lunchtime headlines

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

  •  A man has told Hull Crown court how his former head teacher abused him as a boy during the 1970s
  • Criticism over Hull's city centre works as one trader claims their customer numbers have dropped
  • There are fears new flood defences for Hull could ruin a popular Humber viewpoint (pictured)
View of the Humber

Ban dogs for behaviour not breed

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Seventeen dangerous dogs were seized by Humberside Police last year.

The figures are part of a BBC investigation which shows that between 2012 to 2015 - around 5,000 dogs were seized across England and Wales. 

The RSPCA wants the Dangerous Dogs Act to be changed so dogs are banned on the basis of behaviour not breed.  

Dog and statistics
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Watch: What happened to Giant Bradley?

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

I've been on the trail of Market Weighton's missing Giant.

The mayor of Market Weighton Peter Hemmerman has said he removed the eight foot picture of William "Giant" Bradley from the town centre last night. 

He told us why he did it:

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Sport: Hull KR secure Marsh's future

BBC Humberside Sport

Former Hull FC rugby league player puts himself on eBay to find club

BBC Humberside Sport

An Australian rugby league player has put himself on auction site eBay in order to find a new club.

Ryan McGoldrick's ebay page
Ryan McGoldrick would prefer to play in a warmer climate than Super League

Ex-Castleford player Ryan McGoldrick is currently a free agent after a side he signed for in New South Wales folded.

"If a really feasible option did come up and it worked out, then I will go do it," the 35-year-old told BBC Sport.

His listing appeared on Tuesday and describes a "1981 antique rugby league player" who is "well maintained" and comes "with a full service history".

It's looking like a pretty nice day ahead

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Sunny until lunchtime but staying bright through the afternoon. Highs of around 13C.

Here's some of our Weather Watchers pictures from around the region this morning.

A sunny start in Leven:

Weather Watcher PipB

A bright spring morning in Bridlington:

Daffodils in Bridlington
Weather Watcher Mitch

It's looking positively tropical in Broughton:

Palm tree in Broughton
Weather Watcher jaymcsm

And good enough to go in for a dip in Withernsea (or maybe not... brrr):

Withernsea seafront
Weather Watcher guhoolu

'Giant' Bradley image removed after damage

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

A life-sized image of Giant Bradley has been removed (pictured) from the outside of a newsagents in Market Weighton. 

Radio Humberside understands it's been removed after being damaged. 

William "Giant" Bradley was the tallest English person of all time and was 7 feet 9 inches (2.36 m) tall.

Space where Giant Bradley image was in Market Weighton

It’s hoped the 2.36m image of Giant Bradley will be back in place in Market Weighton in time for the Tour de Yorkshire.

The headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire: Fears Humber ports used by people traffickers

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

  • Concern that if smaller units are allowed in the Flemingate Centre it will affect smaller traders in Beverley
  • Freight Transport Association says governments can help combat the problem of illegal stowaways for freight drivers using Humber ports (pictured)
  • Fears new flood defences could risk ruining the beauty of the Humber waterfront  
Boat being loaded at Humber port

Is Beverley's Flemingate a white elephant?

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

We're talking about Flemingate shopping centre in Beverley this morning.

It could attract smaller shops if developers get planning permission.

When it opened last year they didn't have approval for shops below 5,000 square feet and there's concern that if planning permission is granted it will threaten smaller traders in the town centre.

But not everybody agrees with this.

Flemingate in Beverley

You've got new shops opening all the time... As these shops open, then this is where the experience continues to grow so don't judge Flemingate on now, judge Flemingate in 12 months time when it develops."

Julian MinshallChairman for Beverley and District Chamber of Trade

Watch: Fears new flood defences could risk Humber waterfront views

Victoria Holland

BBC Look North

Hull City Council's planners have been asked to look again at proposals to build two-metre high defences at St Andrew's Quay. 

It's feared a concrete wall would spoil the area for those who want to remember trawlermen lost at sea.

Alex Codd from Hull City Council says they're looking at a range of options:

Alex Codd from Hull City Council talking about new plans for flood defences

Sport: Uncertainty for North Ferriby United

BBC Humberside Sport

North Ferriby United will have to wait to confirm their place in the National League North play-offs after a 2-0 defeat at Stalybridge Celtic last night. 

The Villagers, who remain in second place in the table, went down to a goal late in each half by their relegation-threatened opposition.  

Billy Heath North Ferriby Manager

Ings Library affected by flooding in Hull

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Watch: Egged on by farm's plans

Amanda White

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

I've been out at the Humber already this morning and now I'm at Hull's new farm on Beverley Road.

It's been set up to introduce healthy food to people living in built up areas by the charity Recycling Unlimited.

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Humber views could soon be lost

Amanda White

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

It's a beautiful morning to be looking out over the Humber but this view could soon be hidden behind a two-metre wall. 

Hull City Council's planning department has been asked why they're planning a new flood defence scheme that would block views over the Humber.

View of the Humber

It's part of plans to upgrade sea defences at St Andrew's Quay in Hull. 

Alex Codd, City Planning Manager for Hull City Council says protecting against flooding is complex:

The plan is still emerging so there's some modelling work that's been done but we don't know the precise height of the defences as yet."

Alex CoddCity Planning Manager for Hull City Council

Humber ports 'used to smuggle immigrants'

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

We're hearing this morning about fresh concerns about criminals using the Humber ports to smuggle people over to Britain. 

The National Crime Agency say they have evidence that gangs are using ports typically seen as "less busy", such as Hull and Immingham, in order to bypass increased security at Dover.

Border Force staff checking lorries and trucks
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Dominic Yeardley, the Managing Director of Hull-based hauliers Eurovision Logistics doesn't think the Humber ports are the easy option:  

It would be far more likely that immigrants would be found on one of these crossings rather than the short (southern) sea crossings."

Dominic YeardleyManaging Director of hauliers Eurovision Logisitics

Watch: Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Here's a look at today's weather: