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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday
  2. Updates on Tuesday 24 May 2016

Live Reporting

By Jen Bateman

All times stated are UK

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Our Live coverage today

That's it for another day here on Hull and East Yorkshire Live. 

If you want to get in touch with us you can email us, or get in touch via Facebook or Twitter. Have a good evening.

We are back tomorrow morning at 8:00 with all the latest news, spot, weather and travel.

Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire: Turning cloudy overnight

weather chart
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Staying generally fine and dry overnight with clear spells initially.

Gradually turning cloudier from the east overnight with the odd spot of drizzle possible over hills. 

Breezy near coast.  

Headlines for Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the latest headlines for Hull and East Yorkshire this evening:

  • The government wants inquiry into Hull council's handling of baby ashes cases
  • Officials in Beverley will not intervene over future of former Victorian boarding school.
  • East Yorkshire MP writes to the Health Secretary over Bridlington GP's work status 

Watch: Behind the scenes at the Ferens

Behind the scenes as the £4.5million work is carried out

A £4.5 million make-over is under way at Hull's Ferens art gallery. 

Anne-Marie Tasker was given access to the building today to see how the work is progressing.

Sport: Hull City play-off tickets

Gwilym Lloyd

BBC Humberside sports reporter

Hull City supporters who haven't yet got a ticket for Saturday's Championship Play-Off Final against Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley will have the opportunity to do so in person from the KC Stadium.

Tickets will be on sale from 9:00am on Wednesday morning. 

Travel: Slow on Hessle Rd and in Stamford Bridge

BBC Travel

As the rush hour starts we've reports of slow traffic on A63 Hessle Road eastbound in Hull at Mytongate Roundabout.

And very slow traffic and heavier than usual traffic on A166 The Square in both directions in Stamford Bridge around the Church Road junction.

Travel map
BBC

Sport: Hull KR Allgood banned

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull Kingston Rovers will be without forward Mitch Allgood for Saturday's game away at the Catalans Dragons after the player was hit by a one match ban by the RFL.

He pleaded guilty to making contact with the referee during the Magic Derby defeat by Hull FC in Newcastle.

Ferens Art gallery makeover continues

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

Hull's Ferens Art Gallery is getting a multimillion-pound makeover and Look North has been given exclusive behind-the-scenes access.

When it reopens in 2017 visitors may not see much difference in the building because it's all going on technical improvements.

But those changes mean valuable works will be able to go on show, like Edouard Manet's "Dejeuner sur l'Herbe", a masterpiece being loaned to the gallery during City of Culture year.

Students at Hull University vote to leave NUS

Students at the University of Hull have decided to break away from the National Union of Students.

Some students argued the membership is too expensive.

It means all the facilities for students will remain the same but different suppliers will be needed for its on-site shop and bar.

The NUS says it will remain committed to enhancing the lives of every person studying there.

University of Hull
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MP 'disappointed' over Hull council's baby ashes response

The Hull North MP Diana Johnson (pictured) says she's disappointed that Hull City Council aren't moving quickly to investigate how ashes of cremated babies were handled.

The government has asked the authority to hold an inquiry. 

Some parents say they were never told ashes existed and found out years later the remains were scattered without their knowledge.

Hull City Council says it will consider an inquiry, but believes it is a national issue.  

Diana Johnson MP
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BreakingSport: Hull City goalkeeper doubt for play-off

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the latest headlines from our Hull newsroom

  • The government has announced an inquiry into how the ashes of cremated babies were handled in Hull.
  • Officials at East Riding Council say a former boarding school in Brough shouldn't be protected from demolition. 
  • A British GP with 19 years experience has been banned from seeing patients because he worked outside the NHS

Grand day out at Driffield

Shearing, heavy horses, big farm machinery, blacksmithing... 800 school children at Driffield show ground are having a great day out.

It's part of an educational visit aimed at teaching children age seven and older where our food comes from and what's involved in farming.

Caroline Brockelbank is a reporter for BBC Radio Humberside and she's with them this afternoon.

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Watch: Weather for Tuesday afternoon

Here's Paul Hudson with the afternoon forecast

Tuesday 24 May

Former school won't get listed status

Plans to demolish a former boarding school in Brough may now go ahead

Officials at East Riding Council in Beverley say it shouldn't be protected from demolition. 

There's been a big campaign to stop the property at 54 Elloughton Road being knocked down. But planning officers say the building isn't significant enough to give it listed building status. 

Developers McCarthy and Stone want to build retirement flats on the site. 

BreakingSport: Grimsby Town releases players

BBC Humberside Sport

Watch: Driffield farming and food visit

Paul Murphy has just been live on Look North this lunchtime, but he still managed to send a quick tweet of this piglet.

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Just where do potatoes come from?

Jen Bateman

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Look North's Paul Murphy is in Driffield with 800 children on one of the biggest school trips the Driffield Showground has ever held.  

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MP writing to Health Secretary over GP exam

Bridlington’s MP Sir Greg Knight (pictured) is writing to the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt over the case of the Bridlington doctor who has been told he can’t see patients as he’s been working as a GP abroad.

NHS England have told Dr David Gilmore he’ll need to sit exams to prove he’s still competent.

Sir Greg Knight MP
BBC

Sport: Kyle Edmund through to second round of French Open

Beverley's Kyle Edmund is into the second round of the French Open after defeating Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili in four sets.

It's only the second Grand Slam win of the 21-year-old's career.

The Davis Cup winner will now face 15th seed John Isner or Australia's John Millman.

Kyle Edmund
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Sport: North Ferriby manager off to Halifax Town

Mike White has tweeted about a change at North Ferriby United. 

I'll update as soon as I hear any more.

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Lucky Lottery winners in HU postcode

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Seven people living in the HU postcode area have become millionaires in the past two years, thanks to the National Lottery. 

A gold plaque will be unveiled near the Humber Bridge to celebrate the lucky winning streak, which is a boost on the two millionaires a year the area normally sees.

Watch: GP has to take an exam after working abroad

Dr David Gilmore has taken up a job in Bridlington after spending 18 months working on the Isle of Man and in Australia.

But the NHS has told him as he's been out of the country he'll have to sit exams to prove he is competent.

Motorbike theft: Police release CCTV of men

Humberside Police have released CCTV images of men they would like help in finding following the theft of a motorbike from Full Sutton.

Sometime between 20:00 on Wednesday 11 May into the early hours of Thursday 12 May 2016, a red motorbike was taken from an engineering firm on The Airfield.

CCTV from the area has been recovered and officers are now asking for help in identifying three men.

The motorbike has been recovered.

CCTV of suspect
Humberside Police
CCTV of suspect
Humberside Police

Sport: Hull City online ticket sales now closed

Online ticket sales for Hull City's Championship play-off final on Saturday have closed.

A limited number will be available to buy in person from the KCom Stadium later in the week for the match against Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley.  

KCom Stadium
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Watch: Weather with Owain

Owain Wyn Evans with the forecast

Watch: Combining farming and learning

Eight hundred school children will be in Driffield later today to learn about farming and where our food comes from.

David Tite is the chief executive of the Driffield Agricultural Society and spoke to BBC Look North about what they hope to achieve with the visit.

800 school children to visit Driffield showground

Petition to save former school in Brough

Jen Bateman

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

BBC Radio Humberside is in Brough this morning covering the story about the plans to demolish 54 Elloughton Road in the village.

Developers want to build retirement flats but a petition has been started to try and stop them.

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Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire this morning

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

The latest headlines from across East Yorkshire 

  • The government says there should be an independent inquiry into historic practices relating to infant cremations in Hull
  • Opponents to fracking are worried approval in North Yorkshire could set a precedent for similar plans in East Yorkshire
  • The British Medical Association says British doctors working abroad are being put off returning to the UK because of NHS bureaucracy

Big school trip to Driffield showground

Jen Bateman

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

More than 800 school children are expected to arrive at the Driffield showground later to learn more about where their food comes from.

It's the first time the Driffield Agricultural Society has run an event this size and is thought to be one of the biggest farm education projects staged in the area.

Tractor at Driffield showground
BBC

BreakingBaby ashes: independent inquiry announced

Jen Bateman

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The government says there should be an independent inquiry into historic cases relating to infant cremations in Hull.

The agreement comes after a long campaign led by Tina and Mike Trowhill after they discovered their son's ashes had been scattered without their knowledge. 

More than 50 local families have also been affected. 

The news came in a letter to Diana Johnson MP from Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, the Secretary of State for Justice, setting out the government's plan for a local inquiry.

Tina Trowhill reading a letter
BBC

Fight to protect historic home in village

Plans on whether an historic building in a village in East Yorkshire can be demolished will be discussed today. 

The developers want to use the land to build luxury retirement flats in Brough - which campaigners say are inappropriate for the village. 

54 Elloughton Road Brough
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Today's weather across Hull and East Yorkshire

BBC Weather

A bright but chilly start with any mist or fog soon dispersing. 

A dry day with sunny spells and variable amounts of cloud. Feeling warm in the sunshine away from the coast where there'll be a cool onshore breeze. 

Weather chart
BBC

'NHS bureaucracy preventing GPs from returning to the UK' to work

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

A doctor says he's being stopped from working in Bridlington because of the time he's spent abroad.

Dr David Gilmore has taken up a job in Bridlington after spending 18 months working on the Isle of Man and in Australia. 

But the NHS has told him as he's been out of the country he'll have to sit exams to prove his competent. 

Dr Gilmore sitting at desk
BBC

The doctor's union, the British Medical Association, says British doctors working abroad are being put off returning to the UK because of heavy-handed NHS bureaucracy.

Headlines this morning across Hull and East Yorkshire

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the headlines this morning from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom

  • Beverley's tennis star Kyle Edmund is into the second round of the French Open 
  • Bridlington GP has to take competency exam after working overseas and returning to the UK to work
  • Campaigners say a historic building in Brough is important and shouldn't be demolished to build flats

Travel update: A614 closed at Howden

BBC Travel

The rush hour has yet to get under way but the  A614 at Howden remains closed in both directions between Thorpe Road junction and the Portington Road junction, because of subsidence and emergency repairs.

Travel map
BBC

Travel: Hull bus delays

East Yorkshire Motor Services are tweeting this morning to warn of delays to their services in Hull. 

Something to bear in mind if you are on your way to work.

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Join us for today's live coverage

Jen Bateman

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Good morning and welcome to Hull and East Yorkshire Live on Tuesday 24 May.

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

Please get in touch and let us know what's happening where you are, by email, Facebook or Twitter.