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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday
  2. Updates on Monday 18 April 2016

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By Jonathan Willis

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Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Local Live has finished for today. 

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

Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire: Sunny for Tuesday and Wednesday

It might have been a miserable day for many across the region, but it looks better for Tuesday and Wednesday:

Weather forecast for rest 'til Thursday

Watch: Tonight's headlines from Look North

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here are the latest headlines from the BBC Look North newsroom.

Watch the full programme on BBC One from 18:30 this evening:.

Traffic and travel : No major delays

BBC Travel

There are no reports of major delays on any of Hull and East Yorkshire's roads, buses and trains. However, expect the usual rush-hour congestion.

Weather Watchers: Gannets in full view at Bempton

BBC Weather Watchers

Lance Wardle took this picture of the gannets making the most of the dry weather to gather materials for nesting at Bempton Cliffs.

Gannets nesting
Lance Wardle

Hull North MP debating the funding of brain tumour research

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Hull North MP Diana Johnson is debating the funding of brain tumour research in Parliament this evening. 

Tweet from Diana Johnson MP

Latest headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire: School put into special measures

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Headlines this evening across Hull and East Yorkshire:

  • Driffield school and sixth form put into special measures by Ofsted 
  • Thousands apply for 400 jobs at Siemens wind turbine plant
  • Hull woman upset over complaints to facebook of her pregnancy photos
  • Students at 10 schools in Beverley shown Tour de Yorkshire trophy

Hidden Histories to bring stories alive for children in Hull

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

BBC Radio Humberside's Phil White and his Hidden Histories team are to provide archive material from their programmes to children studying in Hull.

The material will be put online and is seen as a way of making learning about the region's history more fun.

The Hidden Histories archive that we've built up on my Afternoon Show is a fantastic resource and we are passionate about sharing these with new audiences especially children in the city of Hull.

Phil WhiteBBC Radio Humberside
Phil White

Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire: Cloudy with a chance of sun

BBC Weather

The weather for the rest of the evening remains cloudy, with a chance of some sunshine.

Weather Monday PM

'Final nail in the coffin' for White Rose carbon capture storage project

Paul Murphy

BBC Look North

Planning permission to build a carbon capture and storage plant near Goole has been refused after the government said there was not enough funding for the project.

It was seen by some as a way of making the use of coal-fired power stations more environmentally friendly.

Energy company Drax pulled out of the scheme last year and it's now difficult to see where the White Rose project goes from here. 

Planning permission for Carbon Capture and Storage plant near Goole refused
Department for Energy and Climate Change

East Yorkshire school placed into 'special measures' by Ofsted

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Driffield School and sixth form has been rated as inadequate by Ofsted and placed into special measures. 

The school inspection body criticised a number of areas, including the quality of teaching and the school's leadership and management.

Dave McCready, who is the headteacher of Wolfreton School, has taken interim charge.

Although the news that Driffield School has been placed into special measures will come as a shock to students, parents and the local community, I am confident the school has the capacity to make the rapid progress required."

Dave McCreadyInterim Headteacher, Driffield School
Drrifield School and Sixth Form logo
Driffield School and Sixth form

Siemens recruits 90% of workers at new plant from Hull and East Yorkshire

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

It's been revealed around 90% of people who have got jobs at the new Siemens wind turbine manufacturing plant in Hull are from the Humber region.

Magda, who lives in Hull, has spent a year with her family in Aalborg Denmark to train for her new role and will return once the plant has opened. 

Fans forum promised after disappointing defeat for Hull KR

Simon Clark

Sports Editor BBC Radio Humberside

Hull Kingston Rovers have promised a fans forum following the club's limp exit from the Challenge Cup. 

In a major upset, part-time Oldham beat the Robins 36-22. 

Hull KR stadium

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire: Local people benefit from Siemens jobs

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

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

  • Siemens says 90% of the people who have got jobs at the new wind turbine plant in Hull are from the Humber region
  • A mum-to be from Hull says she's been left upset after complaints made to Facebook about her pregnancy pictures
  • Youngsters at 10 primary schools are given the chance to see the Tour de Yorkshire trophy  

Have Your Say: Is posting pregnancy pictures on Facebook inappropriate?

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Mum-to-be from Hull Catherine Kelsey says she's been left upset after complaints were made to Facebook over pictures she's had taken of her pregnancy.

Here's what some of you have said:

It is artistic but surely more appropriate as a family photo and not plastered on Facebook? So many seem to want five minutes of fame and this is hardly news worthy.


"There's nothing wrong with this. It's pure beauty, alot of ladies don't like their bodies when pregnant, so to see this is just mesmerising. I think it's great and she looks fantastic."


If you don't like it, scroll past, and stop feeling offended by everything.


Beverley's Kyle Edmund wins first round match in Bucharest

Simon Clark

Sports Editor BBC Radio Humberside

British number three Kyle Edmund progressed to the second round of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy with victory over Lukas Rosol in Bucharest.

The 21-year-old, from East Yorkshire, beat his 30-year-old Czech opponent in straight sets 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-5).

Kyle Edmund progresses into round 2 in Bucharest

Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire with Paul Hudson

BBC Weather

Cloudy this afternoon with some sunny spells later.

Paul Hudson has the full weather forecast

Watch: School children excited Tour De Yorkshire is coming to Beverley

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Youngsters at 10 primary schools have been given the chance to see the Tour de Yorkshire trophy ahead of the cycle race that begins in Beverley at the end of the month.

Children we've spoken to say it's great news for Beverley.

Mum-to-be from Hull upset by complaints over pregnant Facebook pictures

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

Catherine Kelsey, a mum to be from Hull, posted photos of her pregnancy on Facebook. They were taken by a professional photographer.

She says she's been left upset after the photos were reported to Facebook for being inappropriate. The social media site agreed with Catherine and the photos have been allowed to stay on her profile.    

This is one of the photos Catherine had taken. 

Pregnant mum-to-be Catherine Kelsey
Catherine Kelsey

Scheme to reduce flooding in East Hull launched

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Work on a scheme to reduce flooding in East Hull starts today. Parts of the city were hit by flash floods last week after heavy downpours. 

Hull City Council is working with Yorkshire Water to build a water storage basin that will hold surface water and reduce pressure on the sewage system.

work to pump sewers after flooding

Strategy to tackle suicides rates

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

A new three year strategy to cut the number of suicides in our region is being developed by the Humber NHS Foundation Trust. 

Recent figures show that Hull has one of the highest rates of male suicide in the country. 

The general suicide rate across the North Yorkshire and Humber region is the second highest in England.

When we talk about suicides we associate it with people who have a mental illness. But we have found there are people who have never accessed mental health services.

Dr Dasari MichaelMedical Director, Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Plans to tackle suicide rates across Hull & East Yorkshire

Record primary school applications for East Yorkshire

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council say they've had a record number of primary school applications, especially in places like Goole.

Parents across the UK find out today about their child's primary school place and if they got their first choice. 

Primary school children

Former Hull City chaplain unhappy with new membership scheme

BBC Humberside Sport

Former Hull City club chaplain Rev Allan Bagshawe has threatened to withdraw support over the implementation of a new membership scheme.  

The club announced in March that they would scrap season tickets for the new membership scheme.   

KC Stadium

Latest Headlines: New strategy to tackle suicides across Hull & East Yorkshire

Sophia Ewen

BBC Radio Humberside

  • A  three-year strategy to cut the number of suicides is developed by the Humber NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Siemens has14,000 applications for 400 new jobs at wind turbine blade factory on the Humber
  • The former chaplain of Hull City Rev Allan Bagshawe says fans are distraught at changes to ticket prices

Weather: Remaining cloudy this afternoon

BBC Weather

Cloud will remain throughout the afternoon with a chance of sunshine this evening.

Weather Monday afternoon

Youngsters excited by Tour De Yorkshire trophy

Amanda White

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Children at St John's school in Beverley say they're excited about the Tour De Yorkshire coming to Beverley

Children at St Johns School

Police launch stalking awareness campaign

Humberside Police have launched stalking awareness week. They say stalking goes under reported and want victims to come forward.  

Stalking awareness week
Humberside Police

Young film makers wanted for the Amy Johnson festival

The organisers of the Amy Johnson festival in Hull want young film makers to create 75-second films to mark the 75th anniversary of her death.

She was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930. She died when her plane crashed into the sea off Herne Bay on 5 January 1941.  

Organisers say the films must reflect the spirit of the festival.

Amy Johnson

Bridlington Coastguard launches crew

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Bridlington Coastguard says they've launched one of their vessels with a crew of six. 

We will bring you more details once we have them.

Tweet from Bridlington coastguard

Volunteers needed for Hull's large-scale naked photo

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

The organisers of a huge naked photo shoot in Hull say they still want people to volunteer for the event. 

Last month the American photographer Spencer Tunick called on the people of the city to get involved in his next project "Sea of Hull". 

The Ferens Art Gallery who commissioned the photo say they would welcome further volunteers.

Spencer Tunick has created more than 90 photographs of mass nude gatherings

Tour De Yorkshire trophy arrives in Beverley

Amanda White

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The Tour De Yorkshire trophy has arrived in Beverley this morning. School children are waiting patiently as our cameraman Pete Thompson films it. 

TDY Trophy in Beverley

Latest Headlines: New wind turbine blade factory 'hope for future'

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Latest headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • A manager at Siemens says the new wind turbine blade factory will give young people hope for future employment
  • Hull City Football Club make changes to their new membership scheme after complaints from fans 
  • The Tour De Yorkshire trophy is visiting schools around Beverley

Weather Watchers: Sun over the Humber

BBC Weather Watchers

Ryan Day has sent us this photo of someone watching the sun over the Humber.     

Sun over the Humber Bridge
Bryan Day

Tour De Yorkshire trophy arrives in Beverley

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

East Riding of Yorkshire Council sent this tweet to showing that the Tour De Yorkshire trophy has arrived in Beverley. 

It will be touring schools later.

TDY trophy in Beverley
East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Siemens: There's a real buzz in Hull

BBC Radio Humberside

Jason Speedy (pictured) the manager of the Siemens blade factory in Hull has talked to Lizzie and Carl about the "buzz" in the city and news that 14,000 people applied for the 400 advertised jobs.  

Siemens talks to BBC Radio Humberside

Hull City launch new membership scheme

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull City have launched a new membership scheme for the 2016/17 season called 'Earn Your Stripes.'

The club announced in March that they would scrap season tickets for the new membership scheme. 

Here are the new proposals. Let us know what you think on The Burnsy show on BBC Radio Humberside 

New proposals for Hull City Membership scheme
Hull City Football Club

Watch: Weather with Owain for Hull and East Yorkshire

BBC Weather

Here is Monday's forecast with Owain.

Weather with Owain Wyn Evans

Baby taken to hospital after fire in Hull

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

A child is being treated in hospital after a fire at a property in Hull overnight.

Six fire engines were called to Roborough Close in Bransholme during the night. 

Nobody was hurt but a baby has been taken to hospital as a precaution. 

Fire at a house in Bransholme

Watch: Thousands apply for jobs at wind turbine plant

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

Energy Giant Siemens has had 14,000 applications for 400 new jobs at its wind turbine blade factory on the Humber. 

New recruits are being trained at the company's sister factory in Denmark. 

I've been to the Danish city of Aalborg to find out what Hull can learn from its offshore wind industry.  

Latest headlines: A baby has been taken to hospital after a fire in Hull

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

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

  • A baby is in hospital after a fire on Bransholme in Hull
  • Siemens say they've had more than 14,000 applications for 400 posts
  • The Tour De Yorkshire trophy arrives in Beverley later as it is taken to schools on the route