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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 19 April 2016

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Willis

All times stated are UK

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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.

Police searching for driver of a stolen vehicle in Hull

BBC Radio Humberside

Humberside Police say they're searching for the driver of a stolen vehicle which was being driven in a dangerous manner in the Priory Road area of Hull.

The vehicle, a blue Volvo, has been abandoned by the driver and is now being recovered by police.

Problems being addressed at failing Driffield School

Yunus Mulla

Reporter, BBC Look North East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Measure have been put in place to address problems at a school which received a damning Ofsted report. 

Driffield School and Sixth Form has been put in to special measures after the latest report highlighted concerns about student safety and bullying.

Inspectors said the school is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education. 

You can see my full report on BBC Look North tonight at 18.30.

Weather forecast for Hull and East Yorkshire: A dry evening and a chilly overnight

 Staying dry through the evening and night with cloud tending to dissipate.   

Will become chilly overnight with some frost and fog expected.

Weather forecast Tuesday evening
BBC

Latest Headlines for Hull and East Yorkshire: Scunthorpe steelworkers vote for pay changes

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

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

  • Workers at the TATA steel plant in Scunthorpe to take pay cut to secure the sale of the site 
  • Residents living alongside a main road in Howden fear heavy traffic
  • Trading Standards find some shops using 'James Bond' style compartments to hide illicit goods

'James Bond-style' secret compartments hiding illicit goods in Hull

BBC Radio Humberside

Some shops in Hull are using "James Bond-style" secret compartments to hide illicit goods say trading standards officers. 

Several shops have had their alcohol licences revoked recently with one shop narrowly escaping action after illegal cigarettes were found.

Trading Standards manager for Hull City Council Chris Wilson said some are going to extremes to hide illegal products.

The cigarettes are being smuggled into the UK. We rely on legitimate traders to keep us informed with what's happening."

Chris WilsonTrading Standards Manager

Watch: Is a road diversion through Howden creating unsafe streets?

Jill Archbold

BBC Look North

I have been to Howden to see the impact a road diversion caused by a collapsed tunnel is having on people living in the area. 

You can see the full report at 18.30 on BBC Look North.

BreakingWorkers at Scunthorpe steel plant accept changes to pay and pensions

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

The trade unions involved in the sale of the Long products division at Scunthorpe's TATA steel plant have voted to accept a temporary pay cut and changes to pensions. 

Over two thirds voted in favour of the changes, in order to secure the plant's long term future.

Our members have spoken and the trade unions will be guided by this result as we continue to work with Tata and Greybull to secure a long term future for the business.

Steve McCoolCommunity's National Officer for the steel industry

BreakingWorkers at TATA steel accept temporary pay cut

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

All the trade unions at the TATA steel plant in Scunthorpe have voted to accept temporary changes to work and pension benefits.

More details to follow.     

Laptops stolen from primary school in Hull

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Humberside Police are appealing for witnesses after laptops were stolen from Bilton Primary school in Hull. 

The incident happened between 20;00 and 20:30 BST on Monday when a manhole cover was used to smash a window to gain access to the School Lane building.

Humberside Police are appealing for witnesses
Humberside Police

Latest Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire: Concerns over traffic in Howden

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Latest headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • There's concern that a road diversion through Howden is creating unsafe streets. 
  • Humberside Police say they suspect criminal activity was behind a house fire in Hull.
  • Hull City Council will be targeting big brands to try and get them investing in the city centre.

Watch: Today's weather forecast with Paul

BBC Weather

Paul Hudson has the weather forecast for today and the rest of the week. 

Watch: Can Hull City improve their promotion chances tonight?

Matt Dean

BBC Radio Humberside

Can the Tigers achieve back-to-back victories for the first time since January?

'Criminal activity' suspected at burnt out flat in Hull

Stuart Harratt

BBC Local Live

Humberside Police has warned of the dangers of copper smelting after a fire destroyed homes in Hull.

A two-year-old girl was taken to hospital as a "precautionary measure" following the blaze in a first-floor flat on Roborough Close on Monday.

The force said it suspected "criminal activity" as remnants of copper were found in the burnt out flat.

A two-year-old girl was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure
Humberside Police

Weather for Hull and East Yorkshire: Some cloud remaining dry and bright

BBC Weather

It looks like a lovely spring day this afternoon. Expect some cloud but it will remain sunny.

Weather for Tuesday evening
BBC

Have Your Say: What shops do you want to see in Hull city centre?

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Hull City Council says it's creating a prospectus to entice more big name brands into the city. 

Here's what some of you would like to see happen:

I'd be more happy to see local Hull shops given a chance, instead of billion pound retail outlets coming to cash in on City of Culture.

Nick

John Lewis, Lakeland & Cath Kidston. Nothing too high end. Just nice places to shop.

Julie

Any, as long as its no more pound shops, betting shops, or charity shops.

Peter

How do you think the East Yorkshire coast may be improved?

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

People living on or near the East Yorkshire coast are being asked for ideas on how to make the villages better places to live and visit. 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has been awarded money from the Coastal Opportunities Gateway and they want ideas on how best to invest it in villages like Skipsea and Aldbrough.

Latest Headlines for Hull and East Yorkshire: Repairs begin on collapsed tunnel near Howden

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this lunchtime from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • Network Rail says repairs to collapsed tunnel on A614 near Howden will take five weeks
  • Deadline for steel workers in Scunthorpe to vote on accepting a pay cut at plant
  • Hull City travel to Reading with hopes of boosting chances of return to Premiership

Health officials aim to make abbreviations easier to understand

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

The East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group has tweeted a link of NHS abbreviations and what they stand for. Does this make things clearer?

East Riding CCG want to make it easier to understand acronyms
Twitter

Five weeks to repair collapsed tunnel near Howden

Jill Archbold

BBC Look North

Network Rail say a collapsed water tunnel near Howden which led to the closure of the A614 will be rebuilt in around five weeks.

The cause of the collapse is still under investigation. 

I’d like to thank those living in Howden, or who would normally travel along the A614 for their patience and understanding while the repair project is carried out."

Mark TarryArea Director for Network Rail
Work is being carried out to repair a collapsed tunnel on the A614 near Howden
Network Rail

Hull KR Players banned from talking to media

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull KR players have been banned from talking to media this week. 

A club source says the move was not to protect the players but for a desire to see action not words.  

It follows a shock defeat for the Robins against part timers Oldham Roughyeds in the Challenge Cup.

Match Preview: Reading v Hull City tonight at 20:00

BBC Sport

Hull City boss Steve Bruce will choose from an unchanged squad as the Tigers push for an automatic promotion spot.

Defender Michael Dawson (calf) and forward Mo Diame (thigh) remain sidelined.

MATCH FACTS

  • Reading have conceded in each of their last 11 matches against Hull.
  • Hull have won their last three games against Reading and are unbeaten in five overall (D2).
  • Reading have lost three successive league games, they last lost four in a row in December of last year.
  • Hull have not won on the road since February (D1 L3), failing to score on three of those occasions.

Wacky racing in Beverley ahead of Tour de Yorkshire

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

Traders in Beverley have told me that they plan to hold a "wacky race" in the town on the eve of the Tour de Yorkshire.

It's all in the name of charity and they won't be going anywhere near as quick as the professionals. 

Professional cyclists going through Beverley
BBC

Half of young people in Yorkshire bullied in past year

BBC Radio Humberside

It's claimed almost a half of young people in Yorkshire have been bullied in the past year. 

The survey by anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label questions more than 8,000 people across the country aged between 12 and 20.

The findings suggest nearly a quarter of young people who have been bullied go on to bully others.

Almost half of young people in Yorkshire claim to have been bullied in past year
BBC

Will workers at TATA accept pay cut to help sale of plant?

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

Today is the deadline for thousands of steel workers in Scunthorpe to vote on accepting a pay cut. 

Staff at the site have been asked to take the one year salary reduction to make sure the sale of the site to Greybull Capital goes through. 

The rescue deal for the plant was announced a week ago.

Scunthorpe's TATA Steel
BBC

Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire: Dry and bright

BBC Weather

A dry and bright start to the morning with some cloud developing later in the afternoon.

Weather Tuesday morning
BBC

Council looking for alternative route to ease HGV problem in Howden

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

People living on Flatgate in Howden say they're being inundated by HGV's since the bridge collapse on the A614.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council say they're working on an alternative route for lorries. 

These photos show the problem residents are facing. 

Lorries going through Howden
BBC

Traffic and travel Update: Signalling problems at Gilberdyke have cleared

BBC Travel

Northern Rail say that the disruption caused by signalling problems at Gilberdyke has now ended. 

Services between Hull and Doncaster are no longer affected by this problem.  

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire: Council working on Howden traffic solution

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

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

  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council looks for an alternative route to stop lorries going through Howden
  • 'Big name' shops being enticed to centre of Hull by the council
  • Workers at TATA steel in Scunthorpe vote on changes to their pay 

Watch: East Yorkshire MP to meet with minister to discuss flood defences

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

The Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart wants to know more about flood defences for the Humber area and how they can be improved. 

He is to meet minister Rory Stewart who is tasked with the government's response to flooding after a debate in Parliament back in December called for a comprehensive Humber Flood strategy.

What shops would you like to see brought to the centre of Hull?

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Hull City Council will be targeting big brands to try and get them to invest in the city centre. 

They've created a draft prospectus to try and sell Hull to major high street names.

What shops would you like to see come to Hull? Let us know via our facebook site.

Hull City Centre
BBC

Tour de Yorkshire will be a 'big special event this year'

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

East Riding of Yorkshire Council leader Stephen Parnaby has told BBC Look North that this year's Tour De Yorkshire will be "a big special event".

The race starts in Beverley on Friday, 29 April.

Watch: Howden residents' vehicle concerns

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

There are calls for more to be done to stop big vehicles that have been diverted through the centre of Howden in East Yorkshire. 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council says it's looking for an alternative route. 

This video taken by Hannah Pears shows how close some vehicles are getting to her house

Watch: Weather with Owain for Hull and East Yorkshire

BBC Weather

  Here is Tuesday's forecast from Owain.  

Traffic and travel: Disruption to trains between Hull and Doncaster

BBC Travel

Northern rail have reported that there are signalling problems at Gilberdyke. Services between Hull and Doncaster may be cancelled or delayed. 

delays expected between Hull and Doncaster
BBC

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire: Howden HGV concerns

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

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

  • Concerns raised over HGVs in centre of Howden after traffic diversion
  • Hull City Council targets big brands to invest in city centre 
  • TATA steel workers at Scunthorpe voting on pay changes

Join us for today's Live coverage

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Good morning and welcome to Local Live for Hull and East Yorkshire on Tuesday, 19 April.

I'm Jonathan Willis and I’ll be bringing you the latest news, sport and travel from across the area throughout the day. 

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