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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Updates on Wednesday 18 May 2016

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Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull and East Yorkshire Live has finished for today.

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

On Breakfast from 0600, Lizzie and Carl will be talking about how more people over 50 are worried about getting dementia than they are of getting cancer.

Join us then.

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

The top stories from the Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom this evening include:

  • The Labour MP for Hull East Karl Turner says he isn't impressed with the content of the Queen's Speech
  • Hull City Council has won a High Court fight over the provision of toilets for customers at Greggs bakeries
  • The Duke of Kent will attend Armed Forces Day in North East Lincolnshire this year

Weather Watchers: Moody skies over East Yorkshire

BBC Weather Watchers

Here are some posts from our Weather Watchers today.  

The wise ones might keep a brolly handy this evening, look at these brooding skies!

Leven
PipB
Burstwick
CoachmanDave

No late train for Hull City fans returning from Wembley play-off final

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull City fans might be on a high after gaining a place in the play-off finals last night but if they're going to Wembley they might not be able to get home after the match on Saturday 28 May.

Hull Trains has confirmed there'll be no late train due to Network Rail restrictions.

Hull East MP Karl Turner isn't happy.

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Traffic and travel: Severe disruption on the M180

BBC Travel

An accident on the M180 has partially-blocked the eastbound carriageway between junction 5 of the M18 at Stainforth and junction 2, A161 (Gainsborough).

Map graphic
BBC

A Hull-based national charity 'struggling to survive'

Andy Comfort

BBC Radio Humberside

The National Gulf Veterans and Families' Association is struggling after losing vital funding.

The Hull-based charity which supports thousands of service personnel says it can keep going for another six months but is only just managing to survive.

Members of the National Gulf Veterans And Families' Association
BBC

Louise Clifford from the charity told me they are working hard to raise money to stay open.

We've obviously had to really take stock of what we do as a charity and just try to make sure we do lots of fundraising activities which we have been doing the last few months."

Louise CliffordNational Gulf Veterans And Families' Association

Hull FC vs St Helens still to go ahead on 28 May

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull FC have confirmed the game with St Helens will still go ahead on Saturday, 28 May (15:00 BST).

There had been suggestions of moving it to avoid a clash with Hull City's play-off final.  

Watch: Exclusive pictures from inside Humber Centre

Vicky Johnson

BBC Look North

I've been taking a look around one of East Yorkshire's most secure mental health units.

It's the first time in its 20-year history that cameras have been allowed in to the Humber Centre.

Some of the most unwell people in society are treated here.

More on BBC Look North this evening.

Hull East MP not impressed by Queen's Speech

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The Queen has announced the government's legislation for the year ahead, at the state opening of Parliament.

But Hull East MP Karl Turner isn't impressed. He says its all "window dressing" by the government.

Karl Turner MP
BBC

More on BBC Look North tonight.

Shadow Gate left in the shade

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

The controversial Shadow Gate sculpture plans in Hull have been rejected by planners.

It had been thought the installation would get approval but the site near Beverley Gate was deemed unsuitable.

Artists impression
TONKIN LIU

Traffic and Travel: broken down lorry causing disruption in Marfleet

BBC Travel

There's disruption on the A1033 Hedon Road because of a broken down lorry.

One lane is blocked and traffic is very slow traffic eastbound in Marfleet before the Marfleet Avenue junction. 

Congestion is up to the Mount pleasant roundabout.

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BBC

Listen: 'Prison' wall blocks Humber views

Amanda White

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A 16-ft high brick wall around the new Siemens development in Hull has been described as "a prison".

It's been put up to act as a noise barrier but residents of Victoria Dock say it's blocking their view of the Humber.

Bruce relieved to reach play-off final

BBC Sport

Hull City
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Hull City manager Steve Bruce says missing out on the Championship play-off final would have been "embarrassing".

Steve Bruce

Bruce relieved to reach play-off final

Hull City manager Steve Bruce says missing out on the Championship play-off final would have been "embarrassing".

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Pitch invasion is being investigated

BBC Humberside Sport

A pitch invasion at the end of Hull's match against Derby last night is being investigated.

Hull City says it is looking into the conduct of some fans and proactively working with both Derby County and Humberside Police to try and resolve the matter as quickly as possible.

Pitch invasion following Hull City's win at Wembley
BBC

Latest headlines from across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

The top stories from the Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom this afternoon include:

  •  A High Court battle won by Hull City Council could mean Greggs are forced to provide toilets in all their stores with customer seating
  • Network Rail say a big hole near a busy road in East Yorkshire is on track to be fixed by the end of the month
  • Hull City's game against Sheffield Wednesday is worth at least £100m to whoever wins at Wembley

Traffic and Travel: Advance warning of A1033 closure in Hull

BBC Travel

Map
Google

Hull City Council are warning drivers that the A1033 Mount Pleasant will be closed both ways between 20:00 and 0600 from Monday, 23 May until Friday, 3 June.

This is due to drainage and resurfacing work between Ellis Street and A165 Holderness Road.

Watch: Today's full forecast from Owain

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Watch: An exclusive look inside a mental health unit

Vicky Johnson

BBC Look North

We gained exclusive access to one of East Yorkshire's most secure mental health units.

The Humber Centre treats some of the most damaged men in our society.

All have been detained under the Mental Health Act and many have committed violent crimes.

A614 on track to reopen at the end of May

Katy Austin

BBC Look North

Network Rail say work to fix a big hole near a busy road is on track to finish by the end of the month.

The section of the A614 near Howden has been closed since the middle of April, meaning motorists have had to use a diversion route to get around the repair work.

A huge new pipe has been put in place but there's still a lot of earth to shift!

Work to fix collapsed water tunnel near Howden
BBC

The whole road surface is also being rebuilt.

Rebuilding the A614 near Howden
BBC

Weather: A brighter afternoon but more showers to come

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

We should see a little more in the way of brightness this afternoon, the clouds thinning and breaking at times to allow for some sunny spells.

However, further showers are forecast, some of these heavy with the odd rumble of thunder possible. 

Light to moderate south westerly winds, and highs today of 14C (57F).

Weather graphic
BBC

One Gull of a sight!

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Mitch for this super shot of Gulls collecting nesting material's at Bempton Cliffs.

Gulls at Bempton Cliffs
Mitch

Greggs loses takeaway loo battle with Hull Council

Greggs
PA

Greggs could be forced to provide toilets in all its stores that have customer seating following a High Court ruling.

Hull City Council, which brought the action, said the chain should provide sanitary facilities if food and drink are consumed on the premises.  

Greggs

Greggs loses takeaway loo battle

Greggs could be forced to provide toilets in all its stores that have customer seating following a High Court ruling.

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Hull City 0-2 Derby County (3-2 agg)

BBC Sport

Hull City fans celebrate
Rex Features

Hull City set up a Championship play-off final with Sheffield Wednesday despite a second-leg defeat by Derby County.

Add your idea to the Hull soup

Have an idea for a community project that you need help getting off the ground?

Hull Soup could be the answer. It's a crowdfunding event based on an American idea called Detroit Soup.

This is Lausanne Tranter who pitched her idea for a community allotment in Hull at the first ever Hull Soup event and won funding to help get the project started.

Lausanne Tranter digging at Constable Street Field in Hull
BBC

Following the success of the pilot event in December, organisers are now looking for more projects to benefit.

Hurry! You only have until Friday to put your idea forward here.

I say go along and pitch your cause. We had a really enjoyable evening and I would say if you've got an idea or a dream that you want to start, go for it."

Lausanne TranterVolunteer, Friends of Constable Street Field

The next event will be at 18:30 BST on Friday, 3 June at the Community Enterprise Centre on Newland Avenue, Hull.

Local unemployment rate is unchanged

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

The number of people out of work in the Yorkshire and the Humber region remains at 166,000.

The rate of unemployment rin this region is 6.2%, that's above the national average of 5.1%.

Woman walking past a Job Centre Plus office
Press Association

Nationally unemployment fell by 2,000 to 1.69m between January and March.

The Office for National Statistics says average earnings increased by 2% in the year to March.

Did you see a pedestrian get hurt in Hull on Friday?

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

A man in his 60s was injured by a van while on a pedestrian crossing on Ferensway at 16:50 on Friday, 13 May.

The driver of a white Transit van which had ladders on its roof failed to stop.

Map of Hull showing Ferensway
Google

The pedestrian received a minor head injury.

Police are now keen to trace the driver who is described as a white man with short, dark receding hair and wearing a navy jumper.

Hull 'attraction' HMS Illustrious now touted for scrap

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

If you've got a cool £2m to spare you could have a viewing to buy this next month.

It's HMS Illustrious, which was once touted as an attraction to draw visitors to Hull, and could now be sold for scrap. 

The Ministry of Defence are looking for expressions of interest by next Monday.

HMS Illustrious
BBC

The 22,000 tonne warship saw action in the Falklands, the Gulf and Bosnia.

The government previously announced that HMS Illustrious, which was decommissioned in 2014, would be saved for the nation.

Did you leave your dog on the bus?

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Someone, somewhere must be missing this little fella!

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Westbourne House: Ward councillor calls for public meeting

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Westbourne House is a hostel for the homeless which was established in the Avenues area of Hull last year.

It's caused some unease among people living nearby with some residents complaining of increased drinking and begging in the area.

The newly-elected Lib Dem councillor for the Avenues Ward John Robinson says he intends to look at how the hostel was allowed in the first place.

Westbourne House in Hull
Google

We need to have a public meeting so people can come along and ask questions and find out what's going on. I also think we need to have an inquiry into how the whole thing happened in the first place."

John RobinsonHull City Councillor, Avenues Ward

The deputy leader of the labour group in Hull, Darren Hale, says planning consent wasn't required as the Westbourne House building was already a hostel. Some years ago it was run by the YMCA.

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

The top stories from the Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom include:

  • The newly-elected Lib Dem councillor for the Avenues ward in Hull denies whipping up backlash against a hostel
  • An organisation which represents tourism destinations says businesses in Bridlington are fairly well supported by the council
  • Aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious which could have been an attraction for Hull may be scrapped

Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire: A cloudier and cooler day

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's our Owain with today's forecast.

Making a song and dance about Bridlington's attractions

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

How do you keep people coming to a place like Bridlington?

Bridlington Tourism Association is concerned that it's becoming more difficult to attract the funding to stage big, crowd-pulling events.

One suggestion is that Bridlington needs to be more theatrical about promoting itself.

Bridlington sea front
BBC

Andrew Aldis is the manager of the Spa and says the council have got theatre staff involved so that they could grab more attention when promoting the town's attractions.

We're about to launch East Riding Leisure Bridlington.... they came to us and said can the Spa staff come and do tours for the public around this building and do it a bit jazz hands so that the public will understand it but also enjoy the tour."

Andrew AldisManager, The Spa Bridlington

Sport: Hull City fans' relief at reaching play-off final

BBC Humberside Sport

It was a nervy night for Hull City fans during the the play-off semi final second leg at the KCom Stadium last night.

But fans, including local Bake Off winner Nancy Birtwhistle, left the game happy after Hull beat Derby County 3-2 on aggregate.

Nancy Birtwhistle
BBC
Nancy

It was so scary, so scary, I didn't enjoy it. Terrible, terrible, so tense but we've done it. That's the main thing."

Nancy Birtwhistle

Hull City will play Sheffield Wednesday later this month for a place in the Premier League.

Today's weather across Hull and East Yorkshire: Cloudy with outbreaks of rain

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A little more in the way of brightness this afternoon, the clouds thinning and breaking at times to allow for some sunny spells. 

Further showers are forecast, some of these heavy.

Light to moderate south westerly winds, and highs today of 14C (57F).

Weather graphic
BBC

Traffic and Travel: Moving well across the region

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Lots of roadworks around but not too much congestion on the roads for this time of the morning.

Map
BBC

Headlines for Hull and East Yorkshire: Bridlington ponders cost of tourism events

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

The main stories from the Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom this morning include: 

  • Bridlington Tourism Association says it's getting harder to find the money to put on big events to bring in visitors
  • A crowdfunding event in Hull boasts success and looks for further projects
  • A famous aircraft carrier once planned as an attraction for Hull could be sold for scrap

Join us for today's Live coverage

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Good morning and welcome to BBC Hull and East Yorkshire Live on Wednesday, 18 May.

I’m Clare and I’ll be bringing you the latest news, sport and travel from across the area throughout the day.

A grey start in Hornsea but BBC Weather Watcher mags pics says it's mild.

Hornsea
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