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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates on Wednesday 4 May 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 here at Hull and East Yorkshire Live.

I'll leave you with this sunny picture of Driffield from our Weather Watcher Springroll:

Driffield
Weather Watcher Springroll

If you want to become a BBC Weather Watcher you can sign up here. Or you can get in touch with your stories or pictures by emailing us or via Facebook or Twitter.

Victory for Kyle Edmund in Italy

Simon Clark

BBC Radio Humberside

Teenagers take over Beverley's Flemingate

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

The first-ever Teenage Market is coming to Beverley.

It's designed to give young people the chance to show off their creative talents and business skills.

Collage of The Teenage Market
The Teenage Market

It is part of the Humber Business Week and will be at Beverley's Flemingate shopping centre on Sunday, 5 June, from 10:00 to 16:00.

Beverley bridge repairs considered vital

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

You're being asked about what you think to a £130,000 maintenance project at Grovehill Bridge (pictured) in Beverley. 

The bridge is a key transport link between the town centre and the industrial area and repairs are now needed on it. 

Grovehill Bridge in Beverley
Google

The implications of not carrying out this vital repair work would be significant and could have a disastrous impact on the businesses to the east of the bridge."

Councillor Andy BurtonCabinet portfolio holder for planning, highways and transportation

The East Riding Council is applying for the funding from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership. 

A consultation will run until the 16 May.

Weather: A sunny evening

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A dry night ahead with some clear periods and temperatures dipping down to around 5C (41F). 

Tomorrow will be a dry, bright and warm day again with sunny periods. 

Highs of 19C (66F).

weather graphic
BBC

LISTEN: East Yorkshire MP on Syrian child refugees

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

David Davis, the Haltemprice and Howden MP, has welcomed moves to look after more unaccompanied children who've fled from the conflict in Syria.

It's as Britain is set to take in more child refugees:

Prime Minister David Cameron is making clear he's prepared to relax his opposition to accepting youngsters who've already reached mainland Europe, but under strict conditions.

Traffic and travel: Accident on Holderness Road in Hull

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on the A165 Holderness Road in Hull because of an accident involving a car and a motorbike

The B1237 is partially blocked and there's slow traffic southbound at the Diadem Roundabout.

travel graphic
BBC

Headlines: Wind farm plans revealed and North Ferriby promotion bid

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this evening from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • Plans for what could be the world's biggest offshore wind farm off the coast of Hornsea are being presented to the community
  • We're being asked about what we think to a £130,000 maintenance project at Grovehill Bridge in Beverley
  • North Ferriby United manager Billy Heath (pictured) believes all the pressure will be on Boston United in the first leg of the National League North play-off semi-finals at York Street
Billy Heath Manager of North Ferriby United
BBC Sport

Why did the dog cross the road?

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

To get to other side of the Humber.

Humber Hounds are organising a mass dog walk across the Humber Bridge.

It's to promote good doggy practice around the estuary, like keeping to paths, not chasing wildlife and bagging and binning waste.

Dog and owner on beach
Humber Nature Partnership and Humber Hounds

The dog walk takes place on 22 May at 10:30am from Waters' Edge Visitor Centre in Barton.

You can sign up by visiting the Humber Hounds webpage.

Sport: Kyle Edmund in competition in Italy

BBC Humberside Sport

Tickton's Kyle Edmund faces qualifier Kevin Krawietz in the second round of the Rome Challenger Tournament this afternoon. 

Edmund, the world number 88, is seeded second for this competition. 

Kyle Edmund
BBC

Kyle Edmund lost in the doubles alongside his former junior partner, Freddy Silva, of Portugal yesterday.

Sport: Hull City youth team go for glory

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull City's youth team face West Ham tonight at the KC Stadium in the second leg of the Premier League Under 21 Final. 

They trail 1-0 from last week's first meeting at Upton Park.

Academy Manager Tony Pennock's hoping for a big crowd to cheer on the youngsters.

Hull City logo
Hull City

Entrance is free and it kicks off at 19:00 BST.

What do you think to Hull's new kerb appeal?

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Sewerby Hall remembers Amy Johnson

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

Its been 80 years since Sewerby Hall in Bridlington officially opened and to celebrate East Riding Museums Service wants anyone who was there as a child to come along to help them celebrate. 

They're going to re-create the opening ceremony on 1 June, using actors.  

Amy Johnson pointing to a map of her route
East Riding Museums Service

Hull-born flying legend Amy Johnson (pictured) officially opened the museum all those years ago.

Weather: A warm afternoon

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It'll become a little cloudier across the region this afternoon, here's the full forecast with me, Paul Hudson:

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

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

  • DONG Energy are asking people what they think about what could be the world's biggest offshore wind farm off the coast of Hornsea (pictured)
  • A £130,000 maintenance project at Grovehill Bridge in Beverley is seen as vital
  • A challenge has been set to get a modern day flag designed for Hull
Wind turbines in the North Sea
PA

Our sports editor Simon Clark seems to be stuck in traffic:

BBC Radio Humberside

Farmers feel uncertain about the future

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

Farmers in the region need longer-term relationships with buyers in order to give them more confidence about prices. 

That's according to the National Farmers' Union.

cow
Getty Images

It's released the results of a survey which suggests short and medium-term confidence among farmers is at a six-year low.  

Hull student looking for help with unusual photo project

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

How would you feel about having a loved one's funeral photographed?

That's what Hull student Anete Sooda is hoping to do as part of a photography project.

Anete is originally from Latvia, where people's lives are celebrated at funerals.

She says they should be captured in the same way as weddings or christenings and wants pictures of funerals to be taken in a ''really beautiful way'':

Anete Sooda believes we should celebrate peoples' lives

Anete hopes to document a family funeral for her final project, with the possibility of starting a business.

Sport: North Ferriby United going for promotion

BBC Humberside Sport

Boston United and North Ferriby United go head-to-head in their battle for promotion this evening. 

The Pilgrims are the hosts for the first leg of the National League North semi-final. 

More than 2,000 fans are expected at York Street tonight. 

The return leg at North Ferriby will take place on Sunday.

Boston United and North Ferriby United logos
Boston United and North Ferriby United

There is full match commentary tonight on BBC Radio Humberside.

Views of East Yorkshire

BBC Weather Watchers

It seems to be a lovely day across East Yorkshire today. 

Here are some of the pictures our Weather Watchers have sent in to us today:

Hornsea, Hedon, Market Weighton, Anlaby
BBC Weather Watchers
Hornsea, Hedon, Market Weighton, Anlaby

Traffic and travel: Trains suspended at Selby

BBC Travel

Trains have been suspended at Selby because of a fault with the swing bridge.

Both First Hull Trains and Transpennine Express are affected. 

More in the travel throughout the day on BBC Radio Humberside.

Selby swing bridge
Network Rail

WATCH: First look at Amy Johnson moths

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's a quick look at the final preparations which are being made for a trail of more than fifty giant model moths around Hull. 

They'll mark the 75th anniversary of the death of aviator Amy Johnson. 

Giant moths will come to Hull City Centre to celebrate the life of aviator Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson was the first woman to fly solo to Australia in a Gipsy Moth aircraft. 

The sculptures will be on display on the sides of buildings around the city this summer.

Weather: Fine afternoon ahead

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It looks like it is going to be a sunny afternoon today.

If you've got any nice pictures where you are, we'd love to see them. 

You can send them in to us via email, Twitter or Facebook.

Weather forecast
BBC

Bridlington band Seafret to play at Glastonbury

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

Lunchtime headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

  • The east coast could get the biggest ever offshore wind farm, which would power over two million homes
  • Farmers in East Yorkshire are being told to improve their relationships with buyers to stop a national trend of falling profits
  • A challenge has been set (pictured) to get a modern day flag designed for Hull
flag graphic
Creative Briefs

DONG Energy starts consultation on world’s biggest potential offshore wind farm

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

The east coast could get the biggest ever offshore wind farm, which could power over two million homes.

DONG Energy have already spent £5bn in the UK on offshore wind and are now starting the consultation as part of the planning process for the 'Hornsea Project Three' farm. 

It would be 120km (74.5 miles) off the Hornsea coast. 

Map of windfarms
DONG Energy

“Hornsea Project Three is a huge infrastructure project which, if built out to full capacity, would be the world’s largest offshore wind farm and potentially twice the size of Hornsea Project One.''

Brent CheshireDONG Energy UK’s Country Chairman

Council elections: Five ways to get more people to vote

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Fewer than 20% of people have chosen to vote in council elections in some areas of England over the past four years, BBC News analysis of voting patterns has shown

Why are people turning their back on local elections and how can they be drawn back to the ballot box?

Four of the ten wards with the lowest turnout were in Hull.

Polling station in a laundrette
Getty Images

The Electoral Reform Society said this amounted to "serious democratic deficit" and it is vital people vote and hold authorities to account.  

Good luck to North Ferriby United

BBC Humberside Sport

North Ferriby United are aiming to get into the National League for next season.

Tonight they play Boston United in the playoff semi-final first leg. 

They will be at home for the second leg on Sunday afternoon.

Match Day: The playoffs are here as today we travel to @bostonunited . Safe journey to our supporters. #COYV

Match Day: The playoffs are here as today we travel to @bostonunited . Safe journey to our supporters. #COYV

 There is full match commentary tonight on BBC Radio Humberside.

Rugby fans across the country mourn Roger Millward

BBC Humberside Sport

A fitting national tribute in today's Daily Mirror for Roger Millward, considered to be Hull KR's greatest player who died on Monday at the age of 68:

Front page of the Daily Mirror
Mirror Group Newspapers

Last day of campaigning ahead of elections across Hull and East Yorkshire

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Tomorrow you'll have the chance to choose the police and crime commissioner for our area for the next four years.

In Hull, there are also local elections, with approximately a third of the council to be decided.

Polling place sign
PA

A sign of the times? Bilton's missing village name

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Bilton's brand new village sign has disappeared.

If you know what's happened to it - the police want to know.

View more on twitter

Invasion of the giant moths! Hull gets ready for Amy Johnson Festival

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

Final preparations are being made for a trail of more than 50 giant model moths around Hull. 

They'll mark the 75th anniversary of the death of Amy Johnson the first woman to fly solo to Australia. 

Here's a look at some of the shortlisted designs:

Different moth designs
Amy Johnson Festival

The moths will be on display on the sides of buildings around the city from the 1 July as part of the Amy Johnson Festival.

Local elections: Where will turnout be a challenge?

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Fewer than one in five eligible voters in some parts of England previously chose anyone to represent them in local elections, raising fears of a democratic deficit.

BBC News analysis of voting patterns in 2,500 council wards since 2012 shows wide disparities.

Most of the areas where the fewest people voted in recent elections are in the north, four of the top 10 are in Hull.

Ballot Boxes
BBC

Watch: Bite-sized appeal as fire station nibbled down

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Just spotted this on twitter from yesterday. 

It's the Central Fire Station tower being taken down in Hull.

It's fascinating. 

View more on twitter

Traffic and travel: Train barriers broken on Spring Bank West

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines: Fears over fly-tipping and further college strike action not ruled out

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this morning from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • There's concern in Withernsea that current commercial waste rules could encourage fly-tipping
  • Staff at Hull College say they're not ruling out taking further strike action (pictured)
  • People in Hull are being asked to suggest a design for a flag for the city
Hull College staff on strike
BBC

Why does Hull and East Yorkshire have so few trees?

Amanda White

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

I've been discovering how many trees we've got in Hull and East Yorkshire this morning. 

Back in 2006 Hull was statistically the least wooded city in the UK, according to The Woodland Trust.

I've come to the Woodland Primary School, formally Foredyke, where they have been planting Cherry Trees:

Cherry Trees at Woodland Primary School
BBC

Our new building has been named Woodland Primary as part of a package we have been entitled to from the Woodland Trust that has given us 300 tree saplings to plant''

Hannah KirkAssistant Head Teacher - Woodland Primary School

Rules on rubbish 'lead to fly-tipping'

Lizzie Rose

BBC Radio Humberside

We've been talking about fly-tipping (pictured) this morning. 

Its after Withernsea businessman Patrick Spicer got in touch with us to tell us about rules which mean he can't take his customers old beds and mattresses away.

Patrick who runs a furniture shop has been told by East Riding Council he needs a commercial licence to take household items to the tip.

Fly tipped rubbish
BBC

Patrick says if he can't offer a free service to get rid of the old furniture it could lead to fly-tipping.

East Riding Council is defending the rules and say if they let Mr Spicer in to tip his waste they would have to let all businesses in.  

Scorchio coming to Hull and East Yorkshire - you better believe it!

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

Our weather forecaster Owain has given us this good news for the weekend:

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Traffic and travel: Delays on Spring Bank

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

East Yorkshire Buses have tweeted us to let us know about these delays in Hull:

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