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  2. Updates on Wednesday 11 May 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.

I'll leave you with this tweet from destination Hull showing the New Theatre being prepared for its revamp. 

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Tonight's headlines from BBC 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.

Family of Hull KR rugby legend Roger Millward thank fans

BBC Humberside Sport

The family of Rovers and rugby league legend Roger Millward MBE have thanked supporters for their tributes to the Hall of Famer who died last week at the age of 68.

Rovers have confirmed plans to celebrate the life and career of Roger Millward MBE when the Robins host Widnes Vikings at the KC Lightstream Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

We came on Sunday to walk around and read all the messages that have been left and we were all very moved and deeply touched by the kind words that everybody had to say."

CarolRoger's widow

Watch: Hull KR winger Ken Sio could play in Sunday's game

Gwilym Lloyd

BBC Humberside sport's reporter

Hull Kingston Rovers winger Ken Sio could play on Sunday against Widnes despite dislocating his shoulder in the club's last game. 

Sio was injured while scoring at try for the Robins during their defeat at Salford and the full extent of the injury has still to be determined. 

I spoke to Rovers' coach James Webster.  

Headlines for Hull and East Yorkshire: Government still considering Hull rail electrification

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • The Prime Minister says the government is still 'considering the case' for the electrification of the Hull to Selby railway line. 
  • Plans to build a new sculpture in Hull's Beverley Gate have moved a step closer after they were recommended for approval
  • North Ferriby have announced they won't serve alcohol at their play-off final game

Hull MP angry with response to electrifying rail line

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has sent this tweet after she asked a question about rail electrification to David Cameron during Prime Minister's Questions.

She asked why it was taking so long for a decision to be made and the PM responded by saying that £1.4 million would be spent upgrading Hull's Paragon station.

It's fair to say Diana wasn't happy with that response. 

Diana Johnson tweets after PMQ's
Diana Johnson

North Ferriby won't serve alcohol at final

Simon Clark

Sports Editor BBC Radio Humberside

North Ferriby United will not serve alcohol this weekend during their play-off final game with Fylde.

It follows problems with drunkenness following last week's game against Boston United which brought complaints from residents in the village.

Humberside Police respond to 'hate incident' claim

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Humberside Police have responded to a claim by the National Alliance of Gypsy Traveller and Roma Women that they were responsible for a 'hate incident'.

The force said it took reports of hate crime extremely seriously and had researched the claims. 

They state they didn't issue a warning via a local paper to warn of bogus callers in Scunthorpe. 

The force says they issued a warning following an incident involving bogus callers at an earlier date on the Isle of Axholme.

Spencer Tunick is 'testing the water' for Hull's art installation

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

In March it was announced that internationally-renowned photographer Spencer Tunick is to create a new work in Hull to celebrate its year as UK City of Culture.

He is renowned for taking mass nude photographs.

The gathering is to be photographed in the East Yorkshire port on 9 July, with the resulting work unveiled in 2017.  

This tweet may give us an idea of what to expect.

Are these the colours which could be used for the Hull's Spencer Tunick installation?
Spencer Tunick

Hull City of Culture: Community projects given longer to apply for grants

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

Hull's City of Culture team have extended the deadline for community groups to apply for grants.

Local projects can apply for funding of between £300 to £10,000 in order to run activities during 2017.

Those wanting to apply have until 27 May to put their case forward.

Community projects can apply for grants of between £300-£10,000
Hull City of Culture

Marking Hull's maritime history

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

As Hull City Council asks people how they should honour its maritime heritage history the Hull Museum has published this photo on twitter.  

Hull's maritime history to be honoured
Hull Museum

North Ferriby to wear traditional kit for play-off final

BBC Humberside Sport

North Ferriby United will wear their traditional white and green for the National league North play-off final with Fylde. 

Their opponents, who normally wear white, will change to orange shirts for the game at Church Road.

North Ferriby

Hull FC's Challenge Cup quarter final date announced

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull FC has announced their Challenge Cup quarter-final game against Catalans Dragons has been scheduled for Saturday, 25 June at the KC Stadium, kick-off 13:30 BST.

The last time the two sides met in the cup, the Black and Whites were victorious in Perpignan with a 24-13 win.

Could Hull FC win this season's Challenge Cup?
Hull FC

Headlines for Hull and East Yorkshire: 'Millions' will be invested celebrating Hull's maritime heritage

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this afternoon from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • Hull City Council says it will invest millions of pounds in celebrating Hull's role as a maritime city 
  • The idea of a glass lift to take tourists 500ft up the the north tower of the Humber Bridge has been greeted with surprise by people who live nearby
  • Tickets for Hull City's play-off semi-final first leg at Derby County have sold out

Meet some of the crew from the Norland

Jo Makel

BBC Look North

Some of the crew who staffed the Norland from Hull which was used during the Falklands war have met ahead of the launch of a new book which tells their story. 

Crew from the Norland Ferry

Hull MP criticises government over rail electrification

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has criticised the government for not acting quickly enough to electrify the rail line between Hull and Selby

Ms Johnson said she didn't understand why the Department for Transport hadn't given a decision when the money would be provided through private investment.

Prime Minister David Cameron said over £1m was being invested in Hull's Paragon train station in time for 2017 City of Culture and that "electrification would happen". 

Watch: David Cameron responds to 'rail electrification for Hull' question

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

David Cameron responds to Hull North MP Diana Johnson's question on why there seems to be a delay in announcing when rail electrification on the line between Hull to Selby will happen.

Watch: Weather with Kay Crewdson

Here's the latest forecast with Kay

Plans to rejuvenate Hull's 'maritime offering'

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Hull City Council is asking the public how they would like the city to rejuvenate Hull's maritime offering

The council says it's looking to bid for millions of pounds' worth of funding to help make Hull "a maritime destination". 

"This is the first stage in a really ambitious bid to secure funding and put Hull on the map as Yorkshire's maritime city."

Garry TaylorHull City Council manager of major projects
Hull's maritime museum

Weather for Hull and East Yorkshire: Cloudy afternoon with some sunny spells

BBC Weather

A cloudy afternoon with some sunny spells later.

Feeling warm in shelter but cooler near coasts with an onshore breeze.  


How popular are new Humber Bridge plans?

I am in Hessle looking at plans to create a viewing area on the Humber Bridge.

It's part of a series of ambitious plans put forward to turn the area into a major tourist attraction.

Humber Bridge

Hull KR to honour Roger Millward on matchday programme

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull KR say they will honour Roger Millward on the front cover of their Sunday match programme against Widnes.

The club has already retired the number 6 shirt worn by the rugby legend who died aged 68 on 2 May. 

Roger Millward
Hull KR

Driver who died after Pocklington crash named

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

The 73-year-old man who was taken ill at the wheel of a vehicle and died in Pocklington earlier this week has been named Peter McMillan from Huntington near York. 

Mr McMillan's vehicle collided with a cast iron fence outside Pocklington School on 9 May.

An air ambulance was called and Mr McMillan was airlifted to York Hospital where he died.

Have your say: Plans for the new sculpture at Beverley Gate

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Plans to build a new sculpture on Hull's Beverley Gate have moved a step closer. 

Here's what some of you think about the plans.

It's hideous. The money should be spent tidying the city up. It's embarrassing driving into Hull as all the main roads are full of rubbish and overgrown weeds."


This isn't even a sculpture, it's a modern art installation. It is in the wrong place."


A ship that kids can play on would be more in keeping."

Beverley Gate
Hull City Council

Headlines for Hull and East Yorkshire: Plans for new sculpture 'a waste of money'

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom this lunchtime:

  • Plans for a new 10-metre tall artwork close to Hull's historic Beverley gate 'inappropriate and a waste of money'
  • Book tells story of Hull ferry Norland  and the Falklands War
  • Tickets for Hull City's play-off semi-final first leg at Derby County sold out

Beverley 10k runners disqualified for wearing headphones

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

Dozens of runners were disqualified by officials at the annual Beverley 10k for wearing headphones

Event organisers said listening to music breached health and safety rules and that the regulation was included in an email sent to all participants beforehand. 

Around 1,800 amateur athletes took part in Sunday's race. 

Some 48 of those runners were disqualified.

Councillor's frustration over £1m Withernsea grant

BBC Radio Humberside

A Withernsea councillor says he's frustrated that a £1m grant received by the town in 2012 isn't showing more benefits for the area. 

Councillor Patrick Spicer says the Withernsea Big Local trust have very little to show for themselves nearly three-and-a-half years on. 

The Big Lottery Fund who awarded Withernsea the grant say the town's steering group are on track to spend the £1m budget by the deadline in 2027. 


Watch: Piano playing drag act from Hull - hailed as a Falklands hero

Jo Makel

BBC Look North

During the Falklands War the Norland ferry from Hull and its staff went with the Second Battalion the Parachute Regiment.

Amongst the staff was "Wendy", a piano-playing drag act, also known as Roy Gibson. He provided entertainment to help boost the troops' morale. 

His story is being told in a new book and we've found this video of him performing at the time. 

New book details Norland ferry role during Falklands war

Jo Makel

BBC Look North

Here is the cover for the new book about the Norland ferry from Hull which entered San Carlos Water and was used by troops during the Falklands war. 

New book on Norland

New book on former Hull ferry's Falklands War role

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

A new book has been written telling the story of a former Hull ferry that played a key role in the Falklands War. 

The Norland worked the North Sea route between Hull, Rotterdam and Zeebrugge but it was used as a troopship during wartime.

It was involved in landing Royal Marines and other forces in San Carlos Water. 

Norland Ferry

Headlines for Hull and East Yorkshire: Beverley Gate sculpture 'waste of money'

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this morning from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • Plans to create a sculpture at Hull's Beverley Gate have been branded a waste of money by local groups
  • Hull City Council is asking the public for their views on how the city can make the most of its maritime heritage
  • It's Matthew Grove's last official day as Humberside's Police and Crime Commissioner  

BreakingHull City play-off tickets sell out

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull City have tweeted that they've sold out on their ticket allocation for their first leg away match to Derby County in Saturday's play-offs.

They had been allocated 3,000 tickets.

Hull City tickets sold out
Hull City

Watch: Amanda White on the road

BBC Radio Humberside

Amanda has had a busy start to the morning. She's posted this little video on twitter to show what she's been up to.

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Good Luck to Kay

BBC Radio Humberside

Today is weather presenter Kay Crewdson's last day.

She's leaving us to go Nottingham. 

Her colleague Owain has posted this tribute. 

Kay Crewdson's last day

Beverley Gate plans 'recommended for approval'

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Councillors in the planning committee are being advised to recommend that a sculpture on Beverley Gate in Hull goes ahead when they meet next week.

Groups including the Hull Civic society, Action for Hull and Historic England have voiced opposition to the proposed artwork. 

They call it an unnecessary obstruction, in the wrong location and a complete waste of money.

Let us know what you think via email,twitter or our facebook page.

Artist's impressions
Hull City Council

Coming up on the Burnsy show

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

I will be asking people what they make of "shadow gate" - the proposed sculpture on Beverley gate in Hull. It's being recommended for approval. But is it a waste of money?

We will also being asking you to give us your 'praise' or 'grumble' about things you've seen.

Tune in from 9am. 

Watch: Former employee pays tribute to Madame Clapham

Victoria Holland

BBC Look North

High society dressmaker Madame Emily Clapham has been honoured with the unveiling of a plaque.

She opened her fashion house in Hull in 1887.

I spoke to Marian Rocky who was a tailoress at the house from 1947-1953.

View more on twitter

Travellers accuse Humberside Police of 'hate' incident

BBC Radio Humberside

The National Alliance of Gypsy Traveller and Roma Women has accused Humberside Police of a 'hate' incident. 

The group complained to the Independent Police Complaints Commission about warnings over "dodgy tradesmen" in Scunthorpe at the same time as a traveller family visited the area. 

Humberside Police confirmed they had received a complaint.

Headlines for Hull and East Yorkshire: Frustration over £1m grant for Withernsea

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this morning from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • Withernsea councillor's frustration that £1m grant isn't showing more benefits for the area
  • The National Alliance of Gypsy Traveller and Roma Women accuse Humberside Police of 'hate' incident
  • New book tells the story of a former Hull ferry's role in the Falklands War

Watch: Here's Hull and East Yorkshire's weather with Kay Crewdson

Watch the day's forecast with Kay: