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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Updates on Wednesday 25 May 2016

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By Clare Crooks

All times stated are UK

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Our live coverage across the day

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

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

I'll leave you with a picture that pretty much sums up today, murky clouds over Burton Pidsea as seen by our Weather Watcher CoachmanDave:

Burton Pidsea
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Have a good evening.

Look North's got talent

Peter Levy

Presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight on Look North I'll be meeting the talented Garnett Family from Hornsea.

You'll have seen them on Britain's Got Talent this week, they reached the semi-final but were unfortunately knocked out of the competition on Monday night.

Garnett Family and Peter Levy
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Nice weather for ducks across East Yorkshire

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

It hasn't been the greatest day across Hull and East Yorkshire today.

But our reporter Victoria Holland has found three males who have been doing a bit of "rain-bathing":

Nice weather for these guys... ☔️

Nice weather for these guys... ☔️

WATCH: Reaction to increased on-street parking charges in Hull

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

People in Hull have been telling me what they think to the council's decision to charge more for on-street parking.

The authority says the money they make from parking fees has fallen during the current redevelopment works.

It'll cost you 10p an hour more to park on the street from June, but it will be cheaper to stay at the George Street multi-storey.

People in Hull tell us what they think to an increase in on-street parking rates.

Weather: Further spells of rain this evening

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight it will stay cloudy with further outbreaks of rain or drizzle.

It will turn increasingly misty and murky too with widespread hill fog developing. 

Remaining quite breezy, especially near the coast. Lows of 8C (46F).

Evening weather forecast for Wednesday 25 May
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Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Sophia Ewen

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom this teatime:

  • Hull City Council is planning to raise city centre on-street parking fees, but it could be cheaper in one multi-storey car park (pictured)
  • The closure of a community centre in East Yorkshire affects an art group for people with learning difficulties
  • There's been a rise in the number of young people in our area seeking help for problems with gender identity
George Street multi-storey car park
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WATCH: Can Hull FC stay top of Super League?

Gwilym Lloyd

BBC Humberside sport's reporter

Hull FC are hoping to maintain their place at the top of the Super League table with a win over St Helens at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday. 

But head coach Lee Radford told me they will have to perform better than they did last time out.

They grabbed both points courtesy of a 28-16 win over Hull KR in Newcastle last Sunday but the Black & Whites boss says it wasn't pretty:

Hull FC host St Helens on Saturday 28 May knowing a win will keep them top of the table.

Electric car race coming to Hull

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

Young people in Hull and East Yorkshire are being invited to take part in an electric car competition.

The Greenpower Education Trust's challenge asks children, guided by their teachers, to design, build and then race an electric car. 

Members of Green Port Hull
ABP / David Lee Photography

The competition already works with 500 schools across the country and it is now coming to Hull due to the partnership working as Green Port Hull.

The aim is to hold a race in Hull in 2017.

Gold standard careers advice at Hornsea School

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

The Hornsea School and Language College has received the Humber Gold Standard for their careers advice service.

It was awarded to them by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership to recognise that the school is meeting national standards.

Politicians and business leaders presenting Hornsea College with their award.
Office of Graham Stuart MP

In a rapidly changing world we work tirelessly to ensure that our students have the knowledge and the skills to help them not only make the right career choices but to be successful in the world of work''

Steve LawrenceHeadteacher at Hornsea School and Language College

SPORT: Kyle Edmund out of French Open

BBC Humberside Sport

The British number three, Kyle Edmund has been knocked out of the French Open in the second round.

Edmund, who grew up near Beverley, lost 6-4 6-4 6-4 to the American John Isner.

Kyle Edmund
Getty Images

It is now two years in a row that Edmund has bowed out at the second round stage of the competition.

He withdrew due to injury in 2015.

Weather: Rainy evening ahead

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It is set to rain for the rest of the afternoon, feeling cooler than yesterday with highs of 11C (52F).

It'll become drier across eastern parts later on, we will however see a few patches of coastal fog forming, lows of 9C (48F). 

Weather forecast for Wednesday 25 May
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WATCH: Trader unhappy about Hull parking charge increase

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

I've been getting reaction to the plan by Hull City Council to increase on street parking charges. 

From June, drivers will pay 10p an hour more to park in the city centre, but fees at the George Street multi-storey will drop. 

I've been to meet Eve Lomax from Eden on Prospect Street:

Eve Lomax from Eden on Prospect Street believes the increase could harm the City Centre.

Construction work across the city means the council has seen a drop in income from parking fees.   

Two vehicles stolen in village of Wetwang

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

Humberside Police have asked for help after two cars were stolen in Wetwang in the early hours of this morning.

The keys to a Land Rover and a Jaguar were taken after somebody got into the house on Weeton Drive through a conservatory.

Humberside Police Van
BBC

The Jaguar was later found with a damaged engine, but the other car remains missing.

Anybody with information is being asked to contact the police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers.

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Sophia Ewen

BBC Radio Humberside

The headlines from our newsroom in Hull and East Yorkshire:

  • Retailers and shoppers have reacted angrily to news that on-street parking charges in Hull are set to rise next month
  • Members of the University and College Union at the University of Hull have walked out on two days worth of strike action
  • An East Yorkshire art group for people with learning difficulties has found itself homeless because a community centre is closing
Parking sign
BBC

SPORT: 'No excuses' for Hull City ahead of Wembley

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull City manager Steve Bruce says there are ''no excuses'' for a poor performance in the Championship play-off final against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.

The Tigers almost didn't make it through to the final as they lost the play-off second leg 2-0 to Derby County, but went through 3-2 on aggregate thanks to an impressive away performance.

Steve Bruce
Rex Features

"If we do get to the heights then it takes a very, very good team to beat us, it's a really difficult league but we've given ourselves an outstanding chance of getting promoted."

Steve BruceHull City manager

Will we see the sky in East Yorkshire today?

BBC Weather Watchers

It doesn't look as though that cloud cover across East Yorkshire is going to clear today.

Here's what Bainton and Flamborough look like this afternoon, as seen by our Weather Watchers John's Eye and Pete's Daily View:

Bainton and Flamborough
BBC

SPORT: Cricket is a sell out

BBC Humberside Sport

Yorkshire Vikings' T20 Blast match against Lancashire on Friday 1st July has sold-out in record time, five weeks before the game. 

The Vikings start their twenty twenty campaign on Friday night against Leicestershire Foxes at Headingley. 

Alex Lees
Getty Images

Tonight they travel to face Harrogate in a warm up match which gets underway at 5.30.  

Art club closes in Market Weighton

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

Rather sadly an art group for adults with learning difficulties is having to fold in Market Weighton. 

The Happy Hour art group has been meeting in the Life Centre, but the centre’s closed down as its funding has run out. 

Pictures made by the art club
BBC

Weather for Hull and East Yorkshire: Rainy afternoon

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

We will see a few heavier downpours across East Yorkshire this afternoon.

It'll feel cooler than yesterday with highs of 11C (52F). 

Tonight, it'll become drier across parts as the rain continues to track towards the north west overnight. 

Owain Wyn Evans has the afternoon forecast

WATCH: Why are more children seeking help with their gender?

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

There's been a rise in the number of young people seeking help with their gender identity in Yorkshire and the Humber.

More than 130 children were referred to the gender identity clinic in Leeds this year - that's up from just eight in 2009.

Heidi-Victoria Ireland from the Shout Group in Hull, told us that it can be difficult for young people to get help:

Heidi-Victoria Ireland from the Shout Group in Hull, who help people with gender identity.

Hopefully you don't have any outside plans today...

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

If you are planning to venture outdoors this afternoon, you might want to think again.

Our weather forecaster Owain has a warning for you, click below to watch:

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Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Sophia Ewen

BBC Radio Humberside

Here's the lunchtime headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • There's been a big rise in the number of children across Yorkshire and the Humber seeking help for problems with gender identity
  • Hull City Council is set to change on-street and multi-storey car park charges
  • A Market Weighton art group for people with learning difficulties has found itself homeless - because a community centre has been forced to close
George Street car park
BBC

Front bench Bridlington

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

There's been a local representative fighting Labour's corner at Prime Minister's Questions today:

Bridlington-born Angela Eagle taking on George Osborne at #PMQs today. Cameron away, so Corbyn gets a week off

Bridlington-born Angela Eagle taking on George Osborne at #PMQs today. Cameron away, so Corbyn gets a week off

Bridlington primary school raises money for defibrillator

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

Staff and pupils at Our Lady and St Peter RC Primary have raised over £1,500 to buy a new defibrillator for the community.

The equipment will now be stored in a secure case and attached to the wall of the school so it can be used by people in an emergency. 

Ambulance
BBC

The school held sponsored cycle rides, car washes, non-uniform days and singing contests to help raise the money.

Paw power on the Humber Bridge

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

Over 100 different breeds of dog were seen on the Humber Bridge last weekend.

The Humber Nature Partnership organised the event to raise awareness of their Doggy Code when visiting the Estuary.

Dogs on the Humber Bridge
Des Collinson

The aim of the day was to have as many different breeds recorded on the bridge in one go.

Man sought in connection with thefts from a Hull pub

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

Humberside Police have released a picture of a man they want to speak to in connection with a burglary from a city centre pub.

Staff at the Admiral of the Humber had belongings stolen from areas out of bounds to the public.

Image of man wanted
Humberside Police

Anyone who thinks they know the identity of the man is asked to call the police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers.

LISTEN: What it is like to live a life without gender

Lizzie Rose

BBC Radio Humberside

We've been hearing this morning on Radio Humberside's Breakfast Show that there has been a rise in the number of children accessing gender identity services in our region.

We heard the story of Daley, who doesn't identify with either gender:

Daley from Hull tells us why they don't identify with either gender

The Gender Identity Development Service said the rise in referrals for under 18s was partly due to greater awareness and acceptance.  

Hull City gear up for Wembley

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull City face Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship play off final on Saturday with promotion to the Premier League the prize.

It has been described as the richest game in football but midfielder Sam Clucas says that won't be on his mind this weekend: 

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Looks a bit cloudy across East Yorkshire

BBC Weather Watchers

Oh dear. Let's put it this way, it doesn't look the nicest day across our area today.

Here's the view of Hedon and Hornsea by our Weather Watchers Bensmatt55 and Mags Pics:

Hedon and Hornsea
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Changes to on-street parking in Hull City Centre

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

From June, Hull City Council will increase on-street parking by 10p per hour, a 6% rise.

However, parking charges in George Street multi-storey car park are set to reduce to just £3 a day.  

Parking meter in Hull
BBC

The council say the increase will off-set the revenue lost from car parks being re-developed in the city centre.

Weather: Rain on the way for Hull and East Yorkshire

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Rather cloudy this morning with outbreaks of rain throughout the day.

It'll be light and patchy, although we will see a few heavy and persistent downpours. 

Weather forecast for Wednesday 25 May
BBC

 It'll be colder than yesterday with highs of 11C (52F).     

Your views: £3m for Hull City of Culture

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

You've been telling us what you'd like to see happen to the money Hull is getting from the Heritage Lottery Fund this morning.

The £3m will go towards the City of Culture year in 2017 with some of the money set aside for events in museums and libraries.

City of Culture volunteers
BBC

Could any money be put into a museum in Hull which has been overlooked? It's the Humber Car Museum in Dalton Street, Stoneferry''

Ian

Can a tiny bit of the funding be used to promote the real name of the City? I.E Kingston upon Hull''

Bryan

Latest headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

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

Letter from transgender child
BBC

Rise in number of children using gender identity services

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

Our region has seen a rise in the number of under 18-year-olds using a gender identity clinic.

There were eight across Yorkshire and the Humber in 2009-10 compared to 133 2015/16.

A seven-year-old, who recently transitioned from male to female, said she was now happy living as a girl (pictured). 

Olivia's parents changed her name by deed poll when she was aged six
Family Handout

The Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) said the rise in referrals for children and teenagers was partly due to greater awareness and acceptance.  

LISTEN: £3m given to Hull UK City of Culture

Lizzie Rose

BBC Radio Humberside

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded Hull 2017 £3m.

Part of the money is dedicated to holding events in the city's museums, archives and libraries.

Listen to what the Chief Executive of Hull City of Culture, Martin Green, told us on Radio Humberside's Breakfast Show this morning:

Chief Executive, Martin Green, talks about the money awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Sport: Kyle Edmund in French Open second round

BBC Humberside Sport

The British number three Kyle Edmund (pictured), who grew up near Beverley, is in action at the French Open today.

Kyle Edmund
Getty Images

Edmund faces the American John Isner in the second round.

Isner is famous for his big serve, and you might remember him for playing his part in the longest tennis match in history at Wimbledon in 2010.

LISTEN: Jim Davidson visits Hull Prison

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

I've been to meet the comedian Jim Davidson.

Jim is the chairman of a charity called Care After Combat. 

He'll be going into Hull Prison this morning to offer support to former servicemen who are now behind bars.

I spoke to Jim about his career and life after the Celebrity Big Brother house: 

Comedian Jim Davidson on life after Big Brother and his charity Care After Combat.

Travel: Congestion on the A63

BBC Travel

The traffic seems to heavier than usual on the A63 eastbound.

There are reports of queuing traffic between the Ferriby High Road and the Clive Sulivan Way junctions.

Map of A63
BBC

Weather: Rainy morning ahead

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A rather cloudy start across the region, with outbreaks of rain spreading across our area throughout the morning. 

Generally light and patchy, although we will see a few heavy and persistent downpours.

 It'll feel cooler than yesterday, highs of 11C (52F).   

The full weather forecast with Owain Wyn Evans

Entertainer Jim Davidson to visit Hull Prison

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

The comedian Jim Davidson is going into Hull Prison today, but it isn't what you think.

Jim is the chairman of the charity Care After Combat, they offer support to inmates who used to be in the forces.

Our reporter Caroline Brockelbank has been along to meet him today:

Speaking with comedian Jim Davidson about what he's doing with @CareAfterCombat in #Hull & life after the CBB house
Speaking with comedian Jim Davidson about what he's doing with @CareAfterCombat in #Hull & life after the CBB house

Speaking with comedian Jim Davidson about what he's doing with @CareAfterCombat in #Hull & life after the CBB house