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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Updates on Thursday 28 April 2016

Live Reporting

By Caroline Brockelbank

All times stated are UK

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Our Live coverage across the day has finished

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Local Live has finished for today. 

I'll leave you with this lovely picture of Hornsea taken by one of the BBC Weather Watchers.

Hornsea seafront
Scooby Doo
Hornsea

I'm back tomorrow from 08:00 with a Tour de Yorkshire special. See you then.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service expecting to be busy over bank holiday weekend

Vicky Johnson

BBC Look North

The ambulance service wants you to think carefully about whether you need to call them this weekend.

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Traffic and travel: Accident closes road in Cottingham

BBC Travel

Eppleworth Road in Cottingham is closed in both directions between the Green Lane junction and the B1233 West End Road junction, because of an accident involving two cars.  

Accident on Eppleworth Road
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Tour de Yorkshire: Lawn design aims for prize

Victoria Holland

BBC Look North

A woman from Bubwith has created a huge Yorkshire rose on her lawn.

Louise Smith with her 'Yorkshire Rose' lawn
BBC

Louise Smith (pictured) hopes it will win the Tour de Yorkshire’s “Land Art" competition which is given to the best installation seen by the helicopters following the cyclists.

Lawn close up
BBC

Friday's weather: Rain, bit of sun and wind

Keeley Donovan

BBC Look North

Looks like we're getting ALL the weather for tomorrow's Tour de Yorkshire!

BBC Weather
BBC

Watch: Hull has the slowest average broadband speed of any major city in the UK

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

The price comparison service, Uswitch, has found the broadband speed in Hull is slow.

In fact, it's the slowest of any city in the UK.

Alexandra Fonseck-Klein is a jeweller in Hessle and relies on the internet for her business

There are no BT lines in Hull, so the majority of people use telephone company and internet firm KCOM.

It says it's investing millions of pounds to improve the service. 

Headlines: No more redundancies at Scunthorpe steelworks

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this evening from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • New owners of Scunthorpe steelworks say there will be no more redundancies
  • Three people arrested following the discovery of two bodies on May Street in Hull last week
  • On a visit to Hull Jeremy Corbyn says there's zero tolerance of anti-semitism within the Labour party

Three arrests following deaths of two men in Hull

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Three people have been arrested following the deaths of Daniel Hatfield and Matthew Higgins in Hull last week.

Pictures of Daniel and Matthew
BBC
The bodies of Daniel Hatfield (left) and Matthew Higgins (right) were found in the garden of a house in Hull

A 42-year-old man and two women aged 32 and 33 were arrested earlier today and are in police custody on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.  

These arrests follow a court appearance by 38-year-old Phillip Simmons of May Street, Hull at Hull Magistrates Court on Monday 25 April.

He faced charges of robbery and two counts of murder in relation to the incident. 

A 36-year-old woman also remains on police bail until a date next month. 

BreakingPolice make three arrests in Hull double murder inquiry

Murder inquiry officers at Humberside Police have arrested a 42-year-old man and two women aged 32 and 33 who remain in police custody.

The arrests are after 52-year-old Daniel Hatfield and 49-year-old Matthew Higgins were found dead in May Street in Hull last week.

Watch: Hull KR 'have to be really good' to win on Saturday

Gwilym Lloyd

BBC Humberside sport's reporter

Hull KR are in action against Salford Red Devils on Saturday afternoon.

The Rovers will be hoping for another big win after defeating Castleford Tigers 16-58 at the weekend.  

Coach James Webster's been sharing his thoughts with BBC Radio Humberside.

Watch: No redundancies expected at Scunthorpe steelworks

Jill Archbold

BBC Look North

The new owners of Scunthorpe's steel plant (pictured) say the government will play a "critical" role in making sure British Steel is successful in the long term.

Scunthorpe steelworks
BBC

Marc Meyohas, a partner in Greybull Capital, made the comments speaking for the first time (below) since the company's purchase of the North Lincolnshire plant.   

Your weather pictures throughout the day

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

The weather can't seem to make up it's mind at the moment - one minute rain and hail, the next gorgeous sunshine!

Lots of you have been sending us your pictures of what it's been like where you live.

Rainbow in Bainton
John's Eye
Rainbow in Bainton

These pictures came from some of our BBC Weather Watchers.

Boat in Bridlington
yorkshire kush
Looking out to sea at Bridlington

Please keep your pictures coming in by emailFacebookInstagram and Twitter.  

Two Hull men catch enormous fish using ashes of their friend

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Cliff Dale, Paul Fairbrass and Ron Hopper from Hull were best mates.

The three had been due to go on a fishing trip to Thailand together - but then Ron died from cancer. 

Cliff and Paul still went though and decided to turn Ron's ashes into bait.

Men holding enormous fish
Cliff Dale
Cliff and Paul used their friend's ashes to catch this fish

They ended up catching this Siamese carp which weighs 180lbs.

They named the fish 'Ron' after their much-missed friend.

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire: Labour leader in Hull

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn refuses to answer questions from media on his trip to Grimsby and Hull 
  • Humberside Police trying to trace the family of Hull man who was found dead at his home
  • Excitement builds ahead of the Tour de Yorkshire

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in Hull

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has arrived at the Taboo youth Initiative in Hull.

Jeremy Corbyn
BBC

Amy Johnson Festival aims to inspire new engineers

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

The Amy Johnson Festival is taking place in Hull and East Yorkshire from July.

Amy Johnson graphic
PA

She was born in Hull and became the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930.  

Organisers say the festival, which is being held on the 75th anniversary of her death, will celebrate Amy's achievements but also hope it will inspire engineers of the future.

TRAVEL: Disruption to buses and road closures during Tour de Yorkshire

Victoria Holland

BBC Look North

Tomorrow the Tour de Yorkshire starts in Beverley and that means a number of roads will be closed and buses will be diverted.

Tour de Yorkshire Day 1 Route in East Yorkshire
BBC

EYMS buses in the Beverley area between 09:00 and 12.30 are subject to significant changes as Beverley town centre is closed.  

If you're driving to the event then good news - East Riding of Yorkshire Council are providing Park and Ride facilities from Morrisons and from Bishop Burton College.  

Fears academies plan could mean more schools closing in the East Riding

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has written to the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan (pictured), criticising plans to turn all schools into academies.

Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan
PA

The Conservative-led authority says the academies format won't work in rural areas like the East Riding.

'Renewed sense of optimism' ahead of Amy Johnson festival

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

The Amy Johnson Festival is taking place in Hull and East Yorkshire between July and September this year.

It will celebrate the life and legacy of the famous aviator on the 75th anniversary of her death.

One of the installations that will be part of the Amy Johnson festival
BBC
One of the installations that will be part of the Amy Johnson festival

Da Vinci Engineered will bring together art and science with reproductions of Leonardo's flight and wind machines. 

A kite festival, Far Horizons, will be staged on Beverley Westwood and 'angels' will perform above Hull city centre.

Watching the launch
BBC

Today members of the arts and business communities gathered this morning to find out more about the events planned and how they can get involved in the festival.

From the artists, there appeared to be an air of new found confidence, riding on the wave of the forthcoming City of Culture year. For the business community, a renewed sense of optimism."

James PiekosBBC Radio Humberside Reporter

Special Scunthorpe United feature on tonight's BBC Look North

Matt Dean

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines: No redundancies at Scunthorpe steelworks

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this lunchtime from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • New owners of Tata Steelworks in Scunthorpe say 'no redundancies'
  • East Riding Council rebels over government's academy plans
  • Hull Internet users suffer 'slowest broadband speeds in the UK'

Watch: Jeremy Corbyn takes questions from students

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is in Grimsby this lunchtime ahead of his visit to Hull.

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He's been speaking to students at the Grimsby Institute and will attend the Workers Day Memorial Service at the Grimsby Cenotaph.

Later this afternoon, he'll be in Hull.

Watch: Rain later today but what will it be like for the Tour de Yorkshire?

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Tata boss: We need more government help to find buyer

Tata Steel has told MPs that the government needs to more to help it find a buyer for the rest of the business.

Tata has already signed a deal with Greybull Capital to buy the Scunthorpe steelworks but is looking for a buyer for its other sites, including Port Talbot in Wales.

Bimlendra Jha
BBC

Bimlendra Jha (pictured) Tata UK's chief executive told MPs on the Business select committee that a sale would not happen unless the pension fund deficit was addressed.

Although there was no set deadline for a sale Tata could not continue to "bleed" indefinitely, he said.

BreakingLabour Leader arrives in Grimsby before heading to Hull

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Jeremy Corbyn has arrived at the Grimsby where he's speaking to students at the Grimsby Institute.

Jeremy Corbyn
BBC

He's being taken on a tour of the site and will also meet Labour's local election candidates.

Later he'll go to the Workers Day Memorial Service at the Grimsby Cenotaph before heading to Hull.

BBC Question Time in Hull this evening

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Tonight's BBC Question Time is coming from Hull.

Tonight's Question Time panel
BBC
Tonight's Question Time panel

The panel includes Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Greg Clarke.

It'll be broadcast on BBC One at 22.45 BST but you can always watch it later on the BBC iPlayer.

Details of Amy Johnson festival revealed

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

Details of a festival to mark the achievements of Hull-born aviator Amy Johnson have been unveiled.

Amy Johnson on aircraft
Press Association
Amy Johnson

Amy was the first woman to fly solo from Britain to Australia in 1930 and broke a string of records during her lifetime.

Actor with Moth Plane
BBC
Launching the Amy Johnson Festival in Hull today

The festival will celebrate her life, achievements and legacy with a combination of arts and science projects.

Crowd watches acgtors
BBC
This morning's launch of the Amy Johnson Festival

It'll run from 1 July to 6 September.

BreakingEast Riding Council protests over government's academy plans

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

The Conservative-led East Riding of Yorkshire Council is criticising the government in a letter below over plans to make all schools become academies by 2020.

East Riding of Yorkshire council's letter to the Education Secretary
East Riding of Yorkshire Council

The government is arguing that improving schools through the academy process is a step towards "real social justice".

Second page of letter to Education Secretary
BBC

Excitement growing for Tour de Yorkshire cycle race

Victoria Holland

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire's got Tour de Yorkshire fever. 

These pupils from St Mary's Primary in Beverley (pictured) are all involved in the start

pupils hold flag
BBC

The race starts tomorrow in Beverley at midday and heads on to Market Weighton and Bubwith,

Bunting is up in Market Weighton
BBC
Bunting is up in Market Weighton

BreakingEast Riding Council rebelling against government plans to turn all schools into academies

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

The Conservative-run East Riding of Yorkshire Council is rebelling against government plans to force all schools to become academies by 2020. 

It says the academies format won't work in rural areas like the East Riding.

Listen: KCOM questioned over slow broadband speeds in Hull

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

New research shows that the average broadband speed in Hull is slower than any other city or major town in England.

Listen as Kay Stevenson from KCOM reacts to uSwitch survey about broadband speeds:

The new research has come from the price comparison website, uSwitch.

The majority of the service here is provided by KCOM who've been defending themselves on BBC Radio Humberside this morning.

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire: KCOM to act on ultrafast broadband

Sophia Ewen

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this morning from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • KCom 'ramping up' ultrafast broadband as Hull slowest in UK
  • New owners of Scunthorpe steelworks to speak about purchase
  • Humberside police motorcycle officer who died in a crash remembered

Your Views: Slow broadband speeds in Hull

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

Lots of you wanting to chat (and complain) about slow internet speeds in Hull on our Facebook page.

Internet speed meter
BBC

A report by Uswitch has found that Hull has the slowest broadband speed of any major city in England.

East Hull has to be the worst. We get download speed of no more then 2meg on a good day yet we still have to pay full price!"

Kerry Coulson

There is no other utility service I can think of where you don't actually get what you're supposed to be paying for."

Lee Millard

We had a new line put in Christmas Eve. It was an amazing connection for weeks... Now slowly it's creeping down again. Drives us bonkers for £50 a month!!!"

Vicky Slack

Join the debate by sending us an email, tweet or posting on our Facebook page.

Hotel bookings in Bridlington up 250%

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Bookings at guest houses and hotels in Bridlington for this Bank Holiday weekend are up by more than 250% compared to this time last year.

Bridlington
Lynda Allanach‎

The accommodation website, Late Rooms.com, says there's been a big increase in the number of people looking to stay in the UK this year .

Pub in Bridlington
BBC

It says the recent terrorist attacks in Europe have put some people off going abroad. 

Happening Now: Police and Crime Commissioner debate live on BBC Radio Humberside

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

The four people hoping to be voted Humberside's Police and Crime Commissioner next week have arrived at the BBC for a special radio debate.

Candidates in Radio Studio
BBC
Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Live Debate

You can listen live to that debate here.

If you want to join in, then text 81333 and start your message with RH, send an email or call 01482 225959 (national rate).

Full candidate list
BBC
Full candidate list

Today's Weather: Chilly to start with and rain later on

BBC Weather

It's feeling really cold this morning - you can even see your breath hanging in the air!

BBC Weather
BBC

Good news is it will be mainly dry and sunny this morning.

But thickening cloud will bring outbreaks of rain and some hill snow in the afternoon and during the evening.

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn visiting Hull and Grimsby today

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Jeremy Corbyn will be in Hull and Grimsby today.

Jeremy Corbyn
Press Association

It's his first visit to both places since he was elected as leader of the Labour Party last year. 

Your say: Police and Crime Commissioner Debate at 09:30 on BBC Radio Humberside

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

There's one week to go until you get to vote for who you want to be the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner.

Candidates standing in Humberside Constabulary
BBC
Candidates standing in Humberside Constabulary
The debate studio
BBC
The debate studio

All four will be on BBC Radio Humberside this morning talking about what they would do if they were elected.

If you want to join in the debate then text 81333 and start your message with RH, send an email or call 01482 225959 (national rate).

Headlines: Hull has slowest broadband speed in the country

Sophia Ewen

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this morning from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • Hull has slowest average broadband speed of any major city in the country according to report by Uswitch
  • The new owners of the Scunthorpe steelworks to talk about future
  • Proposals for a new integrated care centre in Hull will be considered by planners

Traffic and travel: Part of A614 remains closed

BBC Travel

A614 in Howden is still closed this morning after part of a railway bridge collapsed two weeks ago.

Road closed in Howden
BBC