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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates on Thursday 5 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. 

If you are lucky you can catch the last of the sun, either in your back garden or on Bridlington's South beach like these sunbathers:

People sitting on South Beach in Bridlington
Weather Watcher Mitch

Thanks to Weather Watcher Mitch for that. 

If you want ot send us your pictures or stories you can email us or get in touch via Twitter or Facebook.

Weather: A warm evening ahead

Clare Nasir

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Here's the full forecast with me Clare Nasir:

Hull remembers the blitz

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

The heaviest bombing raids on Hull during World War Two are being commemorated in a series of events in the city.

During the raids on 7-8 May and 8-9 May 1941 more than 400 people were killed.

In all 1,200 were killed, 3,000 injured and more than 150,000 were made homeless by German raids on the city.

Hull suffered numerous air raids during World War Two that killed about 1,200 people
Hull History Centre

A service has been held at Holy Trinity Church and a book about the attacks has been launched. 

We'll have a special programme on the blitz on Radio Humberside on Sunday from 22:00 with David Reeves. 

Travel: Disruption on the M180

BBC Travel

There's disruption on the M180 in North Lincolnshire between the A15, Junction 4 (Scawby) and junction 5 (Barnetby Top) because of debris on the road.

Travel graphic
BBC

Hull East MP angry over criticism for addressing strikers

Andy Comfort

BBC Radio Humberside

The MP for Hull East Karl Turner is angry after the boss of Hull College stated that he'd been "highly inappropriate and disrespectful" by addressing college staff on strike. 

On Monday's Drivetime we covered the strike by Hull College staff over pay and lesson observations.

Karl Turner showed up at the picket line and says he was later sent a letter by the CEO of the college, Gary Warke, complaining about his actions.

Hull East MP Karl turner addressing Hull College staff on strike
hull East MP Karl Turner

Hull College say the letter was providing a balanced view and in response to an address made by Mr Turner to striking members of staff. 

I'll be speaking live to Karl Turner this evening.

The headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this evening from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • The head of Hull firm Reckitt Benckiser has a £23m pay packet approved by shareholders
  • A dad-of-three has been banned from driving after being caught doing 132mph on the M180 at Goole
  • Plans have been submitted for a £1.4m investment of Hull Paragon Interchange (pictured)
Hull Paragon Interchange
BBC

Sport: two Hull FC players on international duty this Sunday

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull FC go into Sunday's televised Challenge Cup game at St Helens without two of their overseas star signings. 

Frank Pritchard and Sika Manu are away on international duty representing Tonga and Samoa. 

Coach Lee Radford speaks to our sports reporter Gwilym Lloyd:

Sport: Hull City membership scheme numbers revealed

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull City say approximately 4,500 fans have taken up the club's new membership scheme. 

The deadline for supporters to join and keep their current seats at the KCom Stadium is tomorrow.

Hull City logo
Hull City

Meanwhile, the Hull City Supporters Trust are encouraging fans to continue protests against the controversial scheme in Saturday's final game of the season and into the play offs.  

Sport: North Ferriby manager isn't ruling out move to Lincoln

BBC Humberside Sport

North Ferriby United boss Billy Heath (pictured) is refusing to rule out interest in becoming Lincoln City's new manager but claims he's not spoken to anyone about it. 

Heath has been linked with the Imps among the candidates to replace outgoing manager Chris Moyses.

Billy Heath
BBC

ts nice to be linked, but I've had no conversation with them."

Billy HeathNorth Ferriby Manager

It's officially warm - there are sunbathers on Bridlington's beach

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Van driver banned for doing 132mph on the M180

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

A van driver's been given a ban after being caught doing 132mph on the M180 near Goole. 

Daniel Pearson, 29, from Fairview Avenue in Grimsby was caught speeding by police (pictured) back in February.

Hull Magistrates court heard he had already had six points on his licence and was facing an automatic ban.

Speed camera van
BBC

He's been fined £300 plus cost and banned from driving for 56 days.

It's thought Pearson has now put his van up for sale.  

BreakingReckitt boss get £23m pay deal approved

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

The £23m pay deal for the boss at Hull firm Reckitt Benckiser has been agreed by shareholders.

They voted in favour of the deal at the firms AGM today to secure CEO Rakesh Kapoor's salary.

Over 80% of share holders passed the pay packet which has jumped from £12.8m the year before.

Hull station could get a £1.4m makeover

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Plans have been submitted for a £1.4m investment of Hull Paragon Interchange (pictured). 

We've been having a look at some of the ideas which include new waiting areas and customer toilets, a modern booking office, updated information screens and new retail space. 

Officials say it will create 20 permanent jobs and work is expected to start in the summer and finished by November.

Hull Paragon Interchange
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Weather: a sunny day ahead

Clare Nasir

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A dry, bright and warm day with sunny spells and temperatures of around 19C (66F). 

Tonight will be a dry and clear night. Not as cold as last night with the lowest temperatures around 6C (43F). 

Weather graphic
BBC

It may be warm outside but the water is still very cold

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Humberside Fire and Rescue are warning us not to swim in open water as temperatures heat up this weekend:

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Have you seen this man?

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Police are trying to identify this man as part of ongoing investigations into shed and garage burglaries in the Avenue areas of Hull.

He was spotted on CCTV in the Malborough Avenue area on Moday 21 March.

If you've got any information you can call the 101 number and leave details for PC 1155 Morley.

CCTV pictures of man by a shed
Humberside Police

Spring has sprung in East Yorkshire

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Take a look at these lovely spring pictures from our Weather Watchers:

Weather Watcher collage of pictures
BBC

Lunchtime headlines across hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our newsroom this lunchtime:

  • A special service is being held this afternoon to mark 75 years since the Blitz (pictured) in Hull
  • It's been announced that Bridlington is to host matches during this year's Volleyball England Beach Tour
  • Kasabian are to play a gig in Bridlington as a warm up for Leicester's Premier League title celebrations
Hull during the blitz
BBC

Beach Volleyball tour coming to Bridlington

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

Bridlington will be one of the venues for the Volleyball England Beach Tour this summer. 

It's the leading event for England's top Beach Volleyball players. 

Some former members of British London Olympics volleyball team will take part in the competition on 6 and 7 August.

Beach Volleyball players
BBC

Appeal to help cafe owners carry on feeding Bridlington's homeless

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

I've been to a cafe in Bridlington this morning which feeds the homeless and says it's struggling to attract enough customer to keep it going.

Kingfisher Cafe on West Street feeds the homeless with profits from customers using the café but they're now worried people think they're only a café for the homeless. 

Kingfisher cafe Bridlington
BBC

Sue Clark who is the chair of the Comittee who run it says the food is donated and is cooked by volunteers and they will never turn anyone away.   

Bridlington to host Volleyball England Beach Tour

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

This year's Volleyball England Beach Tour will be coming to Bridlington's South Beach.

Bridlington is one of the leading towns in the UK for beach volleyball and hasn't hosted the event for eight years.

The event has previously included Team GB Olympians and will be on in Bridlington on the 6-7 August 2016.

Olympic beach volleyball: GB victory
BBC
Olympic beach volleyball: GB victory

We are delighted to have secured this event and we look forward to welcoming some of the country's elite beach volleyball players to Bridlington."

Councillor Richard BurtonPortfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture

WATCH: Would you fancy climbing to the top of Beverley Minster as part of your job?

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

A rare vacancy has come up for a virger to work at Beverley Minster. 

The vicar, Jeremy Fletcher, explains:    

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It's about bearing it all today

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

LISTEN: You say virger I say verger! Beverley Minster is advertising a most unusual job

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

So you might be wondering a few things.

Firstly what does a virger at Beverley Minster do? Secondly is that really how you spell it? And what do dogs have to do with THAT stick?:

One of the most unusual jobs in our region has just been advertised on social media.

LISTEN: Cottingham chef Joe Hurd is cooking up a storm

Lizzie Rose

BBC Radio Humberside

Chef Joe Hurd from Cottingham is preparing to make his debut on BBC One's "Saturday Kitchen." 

He's already been on the kids TV programme "Munch Box' and he's been chatting to me and Carl on our breakfast show this morning:

Our girl making history - Amy Johnson set off on historic flight 86 years ago today

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

When getting the right twitter address really matters

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

We've been talking about rumours of nudists on Frasithorpe beach near Bridlington this morning. 

H&E naturist magazine wanted to get in touch with me to talk about naturism:

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But they tagged the wrong Carl Wheatley!

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Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this morning from our Hull and East yorkshire newsroom:

  • Voting is under way across our area for the new Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner
  • A buyer has been secured for the Country Park Inn (pictured) on Hessle Foreshore
  • A cafe in Bridlington that feeds the homeless and those in need says it's struggling to attract enough customers to stay open
Country Park Inn in Hessle
Google

Kasabian warm up gig planned for Bridlington

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

The rock group Kasabian are going to play a concert in Bridlington as a warm up for Leicester's Premier League title celebrations. 

They'll play at the Spa on the 24 May, just days before they perform at the King Power Stadium in their home city. 

Staff at the Spa say this proves it's one of the finest arena tour warm up venues in the country.

Kasabian
Kasabian

One of the most unusual jobs in our region has just been advertised on social media

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

A rare vacancy has come up for a virger to work at Beverley Minster

Officials at the historic church say the successful candidate will perform a range of jobs.

You could be making sure the Minster clock shows the right time, leading tours of the roof and be getting the Minster ready for its many church services:

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Traffic and travel: Slow traffic update from EYMS

BBC Travel

LISTEN: Investor rebellion over £23m executive pay packet

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

Many of Britain's top bosses have already earned more this year than most of us will make in a lifetime.

So we're asking this morning if they're worth it. 

Hull-based Reckitt Benckiser is holding its Annual General Meeting today and the CEO Rakesh Kapoor could face a revolt from shareholders who object to his pay deal of £23m.

We told people in Hull about his salary and this was their reaction:

Absence of naked ambition at former nudist beach

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

We've been hearing rumours of skinny dipping at Fraisthorpe beach near Bridlington!

Part of Fraisthorpe beach was a designated naturist beach in the early 1990s but the East Riding of Yorkshire Council reversed the decision in 2007. 

We sent James Piekos for a look:

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The headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire this morning

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

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

  • The Hull-based firm Reckitt Benckiser face a challenge to its CEO's pay deal of £23m from shareholders
  • Voters in Hull are heading to the polling stations (pictured) to vote in the local elections
  • A special service is being held this afternoon to mark 75 years since the Blitz in Hull
Polling station
BBC

Watch: A dry and sunny day

Clare Nasir

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A dry, bright and warm day with sunny spells. 

Here's the full forecast with me, Clare Nasir:

Our Live coverage across Hull and East Yorkshire

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Gill here with you today with all the news, sport, travel and weather across the region.

Hope you are enjoying the sun this morning like this gannet at RSPB Bempton, sent to us by Weather Watcher Rockwood:

A Gannet landing to choose nesting material at RSPB Bempton.
Weather Watcher Rockwood

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