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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 17 May 2016

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Our Live coverage across the day

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Local Live has finished for today. 

We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the area. 

Flowers in Beverley Woods
Steph Downing

Until then here's a picture sent into us by Steph, which she took on a recent walk in the woods by Beverley.  

Son says attack on 89-year-old mother has left 'lasting impression'

Victoria Holland

BBC Look North

The son of an elderly woman who was tricked, attacked and robbed in her own home says she'll never get over what's happened.

Pictures from Ross Parry Agency

Laurence Swale's mother was targeted by Dwayne Hollingworth - who pretended to need the toilet so she would let him in her home.

He then pushed her over, stole rings off her hands and left her lying on the floor while he looked for other things to steal.

Laurence Swale says his mother has dementia and is particularly vulnerable

Hollingworth, 27, from Annandale Road, Hull, was sentenced to nine years and six months in prison.

Your Views: Hull sculpture rejected

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Lots of you have been sharing your thoughts with us on Facebook and Twitter after this news about plans for a new sculpture in Hull being rejected.

Artist's impression
TONKIN LIU

It would have been 10-metres tall and positioned between Princes Quay and Beverley Gate.

This lot are happy with the decision to reject the plans.

Hurrah! Common sense prevailed then?"

Mike Ulyatt

At last some common sense. There's better things to spend taxpayer's money on than that monstrosity."

@DDKindleVille

Common sense has prevailed - thank you Hull City Council!"

Howard Davies

Headlines: Man jailed for stealing from vulnerable elderly woman

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this afternoon from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • Hull man jailed for nine and a half years for robbing an 89-year-old woman in her own home
  • Plans to build a stainless steel sculpture next to Beverley Gate and Princes Quay in Hull abandoned
  • Consultation into future of East Yorkshire libraries to start next week

Traffic and travel: Some problems on the roads

BBC Travel

Traffic delays on Holderness Road east bound in Hull and the A614 in Hessle southbound.

On Beverley Road there are also problems in both directions.

Map of Hull
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Hull council says it won't be looking at other sculptures for city centre site

Katy Austin

BBC Look North

This afternoon councillors have rejected plans to build a stainless steel sculpture between Princes Quay and Beverley Gate in Hull city centre.

Artist's Impression
TONKIN LIU

The authority argues that the vision for "Shadow Gate" would have created a sun-dial and highlighted key dates in the city's history.

The authority says it and the artists respect the decision of the Planning Committee.

Given the need to ensure that the work in this area is completed on schedule we are not proposing to bring forward any further proposals for this site.”

Garry TaylorCity Major Projects Manager, Hull City Council

More funding for East Yorkshire seafood promotion

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

There’s some good news today for East Yorkshire’s fishing industry. 

A body which raises awareness of the seafood caught on the East Yorkshire coastline has secured fresh funding. 

Lobster
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The Holderness Fishing Industry Local Action Group operates a fisheries research vessel and has staged around 60 promotional events since it was founded four years ago.  

Your Pictures: Weather across East Yorkshire and Hull

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

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Tomorrow's weather: Here comes the rain!

Tomorrow will look very different to today - cloudy with rain.

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BreakingSculpture planned for Hull city centre rejected by council

Katy Austin

BBC Look North

Councillors have decided not to approve plans to build this stainless steel sculpture in Hull city centre.

Artist's impression
TONKIN LIU

At today's meeting, councillors were widely critical of the plans.

Lot of people on our Facebook page also aren't keen on the idea.

They could have thought of something more suitable that will mean something to people. Not impressed."

Jackie Wood

Spend the money on a visitor's centre about the Beverley Gate rather than this structure."

Bob Lawe

Huh! Just like our council- cutting services, raising council tax and then wasting taxpayers money!!"

Steve Brown

Humberside Fire Service backs BBC Food website

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

The BBC has announced that it's closing a number of websites - including BBC Food - as part of plans to save £15m.  

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service aren't happy:

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The BBC says it's cutting a number of its online services in order to meet financial targets and focus on priority areas.

Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire: Sun today, Rain tomorrow

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Headlines: Man remains in hospital after being hit by a bus in Hull

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Headliners this afternoon from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  •  A man in his 60s has been left with a life-threatening head injury after being hit by a double-decker bus in Hull last night
  • Hull man beginning jail sentence after robbing an 89-year-old woman in her own home
  • The body set up to promote seafood landed on the East Yorkshire coast is likely to get more funding

Robber jailed after attacking woman, 89, in her own home

Victoria Holland

BBC Look North

A man has been jailed for nine years and six months in prison after robbing an 89-year-old woman in her home in Hull.

Dwayne Hollingworth (pictured), 27, of Annandale Road, Hull, attacked the woman after tricking his way into her home.

Dwayne Hollingworth
Humberside Police
Dwayne Hollingworth of Annandale Road, Hull, tricked his way into the woman’s home

Once inside he pushed the victim to the floor and forcefully removed the rings from her fingers.

He then left her in distress on the floor, while searching the house for further items to steal.

It was thanks to CCTV footage that Hollingworth was caught.

The CCTV footage of the incident is harrow to watch with the victim weakly trying to protect herself ."

Det Con Lee SimsHumberside Police

Sport: Still tickets available for tonight's clash with Derby

Simon Clark

Sports Editor BBC Radio Humberside

There are still tickets available for the second leg of the Championship play-off semi-final tonight.

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SPORT: Hull City just 90 minutes from play-off final

Simon Clark

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull City take on Derby County tonight in the second leg of the Championship play-off semi-final.

Manager Steve Bruce says his team must make sure they don't get complacent.

Steve Bruce says his team must not stop fighting despite win against Derby on Saturday

"This tie isn't over. We've seen strange things happen in football. We have to guard against that.

Steve BruceManager, Hull City

Number of people with dementia in East Yorkshire to almost double by 2030

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

At the moment, around 5,500 people have dementia in East Yorkshire but that's set to rise to 9,100 by 2030.

Old person crosses hands
Press Association

The council says that with dementia figures set to rise in future, it wants to create more dementia friendly communities.

Afternoon weather: Sadly saying goodbye to the sunshine

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

There's even the chance of some rain this evening...

BBC Weather Chart
BBC

SPORT: Team spirit at Hull FC 'unlike any seen before' at the club

Matt Dean

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull FC's Head Coach, Lee Radford, says their recent good form is down to team spirit.

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The Black and Whites have won nine in the last ten games.

What has got us here is hard work, we’ve got to continue to do that and not fall in love with ourselves."

Lee RadfordHead Coach, Hull FC

Yorkshire & the Humber spends more on supply teachers than anywhere else outside of London

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Schools in Yorkshire and the Humber spend the equivalent of £161 per child in order to plug gaps in their teaching rotas.

Teacher teaching pupils
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Analysis by BBC News, shows that's higher than the spend of any other region in the country except for London.  

Supply Teacher Spending By English Region 2014/15 (Spending Per Pupil £)
BBC Analysis/Department For Education
Supply Teacher Spending By English Region 2014/15 (Spending Per Pupil £)

Teachers unions say the amount of money spent reflects a "serious teacher recruitment and retention crisis".

But the government argues the number of quality teachers is at a record high.

Police investigation after 'incident' at Humber Prison

Victoria Holland

BBC Look North

Humberside Police are investigating an incident at HMP Humber at Everthorpe on Friday. 

Prison walls
BBC
Humber Prison in Everthorpe

The incident involved two prisoners and began at 12:00 and ended just before 15:30 BST.

Specially-trained staff successfully resolved an incident involving two prisoners at HMP The Humber on Friday 13th May, with no injuries to staff or prisoners."

Ministry of Justice

Man fighting for his life after being hit by a bus in Hull

Leanne Brown

BBC Look North

A 64-year-old man is in a critical condition at Hull Royal Infirmary after he was hit by a double decker bus on Beverley Road last night.

Beverley Road Junction
BBC
It happened at the junction of Beverley Road and Norfolk Street

Police say the man has a life-threatening head injury.

Headlines: Appeal for witnesses after man hit by bus in Hull

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this lunchtime from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • Police asking for witnesses after a 64-year-old man was hit by a bus last night in Hull
  • Spot for Hull's new steel sculpture is 'too busy' according to a campaign group
  • Scunthorpe MP says future of steel-making in town is looking positive

Your Views: Sculpture for Hull

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Plans to build this stainless steel sculpture in Hull city centre are set to be approved today.

Artist's impression
Tonkin Liu
It would stand between Beverley Gate and Princes Quay

It's official name is "Sculpture Gate" but it's also been called "Granny's Vase" and "Lattice Pasty".  

Lots of you have been sharing your thoughts on this by emailFacebook and on Twitter. Most of you aren't keen on the idea.

No, I don't want this . It says nothing about the city or its history."

Julie Paulus

Would sooner the money went to the rent and rates of small local traders that are struggling at the cost of lost trade over the improvements that are making it impossible to get around our fantastic city."

Jane Leach

It looks so out of place and stupid"

Joy Straymans

BreakingEast Yorkshire libraries to stay open 'but not for as long'

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has decided to press ahead with plans which would reduce the number of hours its libraries are open for.

Library aisle
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The hours of the mobile library service will also be reduced.

That's because the authority needs to save £60m in total from its budgets over the next four years because of cuts in government funding.

“It is very pleasing that our proposals do not involve significant closures or withdrawals of services, and neither do they involve substituting volunteers for paid library staff or outsourcing the service, unlike many councils across the country."

Darren StevensEast Riding of Yorkshire Council

But there are plans to install free WiFi in all libraries and the online catalogue will be improved.

The proposals will subject to consultation.

More than 5,000 people in East Yorkshire have dementia

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

It's thought that 5,500 people live with dementia in East Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire Council is trying to help us all understand the disease more.

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With this figure set to rise to around 9,100 by 2030 it is more important than ever before that we all play our part in helping to build dementia friendly communities for the future.”

Councillor Richard HarrapEast Riding of Yorkshire Council

The council is hosting an event at East Riding Leisure Beverley, Flemingate, Beverley on Sunday 22 May.

BreakingEast Yorkshire library opening hours to be reduced

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

There'll also be changes made to the mobile library service. More to follow

Your views: Turmeric lattes

Gareth Barlow

Journalist, BBC Radio York

A coffee shop in Beverley has started selling turmeric lattes. 

They look like a cross between thai curry and a smoothie.

Turmeric latte
BBC

Lots of you have been sharing your thoughts on this on our Facebook page.

I'd try it 😊

Aaron Howlett

It's nice to have an healthy option that nowhere else offers

Carlo Shakers

What should be done with Hull's maritime museums?

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

Hull City Council want you to help them decide how the best way to renovate the Maritime Museum, the Arctic Corsair and the Spurn Lightship.

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Brighten your morning: Turmeric coffee, anyone?

Gareth Barlow

Journalist, BBC Radio York

A coffee shop in Beverley has started selling coffee which is... well... a bit different...

Turmeric latte
BBC
The turmeric latte consists of turmeric powder, milk, honey and almonds.

The turmeric latte is one of the newest healthy drinks on the market and is supposedly jam-packed with anti-oxidants. 

Would you be prepared to give it a try?

Today's weather across Hull and East Yorkshire: Sunny and dry

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

BBC Weather Chart
BBC

Decision about new steel sculpture for Hull

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Plans to build a stainless steel sculpture next to Beverley Gate and Princes Quay in Hull are set to be approved.

It would be roughly the same size as a telephone pole.

Artist's Impression of Shadowgate
Tonkin Liu
Artist's impression of the sculpture called "Shadow Gate"

The Hull Civic Society, Action for Hull and Historic England have all voiced concerns.

Hull City Council's planners will make a decision today.

Your weather pictures: Fun in the Sun

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Our BBC Weather Watchers have been busy snapping over the last few days.

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Mitch
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Steve Bruce: 'I'll make sure nobody is complacent'

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Hull City Manager Steve Bruce says he'll make sure that nobody is complacent ahead of tonight's play-off semi final second leg against Derby County.

Steve Bruce with Quote
Getty Images

The Tigers go into the game as favourites, after they beat Derby 3-0 at the weekend.

Whoever emerges victorious will play Sheffield Wednesday in the play-off final at the end of the month.

Weather: Warm day with plenty of sunshine

BBC Weather

Cloud is expected to gradually build throughout the day, however it should remain dry until the evening. 

A few outbreaks of rain are then possible.

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Man, 64, hit by bus in Hull

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

A 64-year-old man has been left with a life-threatening head injury after being hit by a double-decker bus on Beverley Road last night.

Map of Beverley Road
Google
The double-decker bus collided with the male pedestrian at the junction with Norfolk Street

The accident happened at around 22.15 BST at the junction with Norfolk Street.

The injured man was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary where he is in intensive care.

The road is open this morning.

Investigation into Humber Prison 'incident'

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

The Ministry of Justice says specially-trained staff dealt with an incident in the Humber Prison at Everthorpe on Friday.

Humber Prison side
BBC

Police are currently investigating the incident, which lasted for just under three and a half hours and involved two prisoners. 

No staff or prisoners were injured.

Sport: Hull City one game away from play-off final

Mike White

Sports Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Hull City play Derby County tonight at the KCOM Stadium in the second leg of the play-off semi finals.

Hull City celebrate after winning the semifinal first leg
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Hull City players celebrate after winning the semifinal first leg

The Tigers go into the game as favourites, after they beat Derby 3-0 at the weekend. 

Manager Steve Bruce says his team must make sure they don't get complacent. 

We have to be ruthless with what we want to do and we have to make sure that, by hook or by crook, we get through."

Steve BruceHull City Manager

Traffic and travel: A few bits of slow moving traffic in Hull

BBC Travel

A couple of problems this morning, but moving well for the most part.

Hull travel map
BBC

Headlines: Man in critical condition after being hit by a bus in Hull

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

  • A 64-year-old man has a life-threatening head injury after being hit by a bus on Beverley Road in Hull
  • Plans for a new 10m tall sculpture close to Hull's historic Beverley gate are set to be approved this afternoon
  • Hull City are one game away from a play-off final at Wembley