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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Updates on Thursday 26 May 2016

Live Reporting

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 of some flowers in Leven that have had a good water from the rain today.

It was sent in by our Weather Watcher PipB:

Flowers in Leven
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Have a good evening.

New shops rejected in Beverley

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

Councillors have turned down an application to double the number of small shops at the Flemingate Shopping Centre (pictured) in Beverley.

They said it would have a significant adverse effect on Beverley town centre.    

Flemingate
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Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

The latest headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom this teatime:

  • Five police officers in Hull have been found guilty of gross misconduct after a man with broken legs was strip searched and left naked in a cell in Hull for five hours
  • A gang of six armed robbers who targeted Hull have been jailed
  • A decision on whether to allow a 45 mile pipeline to be built across East Yorkshire into the North Sea at Barmston (pictured) has been put off until the end of August
The coastline at Barmston
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Listen: 999 call that helped prosecute robbers who targeted a Hull bank

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

Earlier today, a gang of six armed robbers who targeted a Lloyds TSB bank in Hull were jailed for between 12 and 16 years.

The six men from Liverpool all pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit robbery after stealing up to £1.5m from 23 raids across the north of England.

Have a listen to this, this is the 999 call from a raid the gang attempted in Birkenhead:

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Police trains warning ahead of Hull City's Wembley appearance

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

The British Transport Police say they will have extra officers on the trains to Wembley on Saturday as Hull City appear in the Championship Play-off final.

Fans of The Tigers and Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday will be travelling in similar directions to the stadium for the match.

British Transport Police officer
AP

Some trains back to Hull after the game will also have alcohol bans in place.

Concern proposed windfarm 'might have a negative impact on wildlife'

Pritti Mistry

BBC News Online

A decision will now be made in August about a 300-turbine windfarm off the East Yorkshire coast.

The government says it needs more time to consider what impact the proposed Hornsea Offshore Windfarm might have on North Sea wildlife.

There is particular concern about the harbour porpoise (pictured).

Harbour porpoise
BBC

Decision on 45 mile pipeline across East Yorkshire postponed

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

A decision on whether to allow a 45-mile pipeline to be built from the Drax Power Station (pictured) near Selby to the coast at Barmston has been put off until the end of August. 

The government says more time is needed after the White Rose Carbon Capture project hit the buffers in April.    

Drax Power Station
BBC

The pipeline would have taken carbon dioxide away from the plant to be stored under the North Sea.

Weather: The clouds aren't going anywhere

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It'll be mostly cloudy again this evening with the risk of a little drizzle in places and hill fog, lows of 9C (48F). 

Weather forecast for Thursday 26 May
BBC

There's a grey and damp start ahead tomorrow becoming dry and slowly brighter although skies will remain quite cloudy. Highs of 16C (61F).   

Listen: Hull man whose invention has saved lives at sea

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

I've been talking on BBC Radio Humberside this morning to a man from Hull who has saved numerous lives.

David Marshall was lost at sea for two hours in the Pacific Ocean in 1960, fearing he would either drown or be eaten by sharks.

He went on to invent a radio beacon that automatically locates people in the water:

Humberside Police respond to IPCC complaint

Pritti Mistry

BBC News Online

Humberside Police have responded to the news that five of their members of staff have been given a final written warning for their treatment of a man in custody who had two broken legs.

Two sergeants and two officers left the man naked in a cell for five hours following a strip search, a detention officer who also received a final warning is appealing against the decision.  

Humberside Police headquarters
Google

All prisoners now have one clearly designated officer assigned to them on arrival in the custody suite to ensure the best level of care is provided. We also believe we have a sufficient stock of tracksuits now available to ensure we do not run short as happened on this occasion."

Assistant Chief Constable Lee FreemanHumberside Police force lead for custody

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

The afternoon headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • Five staff members from Humberside Police, including two sergeants are given final written warnings
  •  A decision on whether to allow a 45-mile pipeline to be built across East Yorkshire postponed until the end of August
  • A gang of six armed robbers who targeted a bank in Hull have been jailed
Humberside Police badge
BBC

Expansion for Bridlington Park and Ride

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

Bridlington's Park and Ride service will begin to pick up and drop people off from outside the new Leisure Centre from this weekend.

The bus will stop outside of the centre, which opened on Monday, on weekends and on bank holidays.

Bridlington Harbour
BBC

The Park and Ride will also run until 20:00 during the school summer holidays, which begin in July.

The buses run from the South Cliff car park every 15-30 minutes.

Does Bridlington need a town crier?

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

Politicians in Bridlington are deciding whether the resort needs a town crier. 

David Hinde (pictured) who had done the job for four years resigned in March creating a vacancy. 

David Hinde on the set of the Dad's Army film
BBC

Bridlington Town Council has set up a working party to look into the question.

Sport: Hull FC name same 19-man squad

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

It looks like coach Lee Radford has no injury problems ahead of Saturday's game against St Helens:

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Is this the last of the clouds?

BBC Weather Watchers

We've been promised an afternoon with sunny spells to come, so fingers crossed this is our last set of cloudy weather pictures for a while.

Here's the view of Flamborough and Bridlington as sent in by our Weather Watchers Pete's Daily View and Sewerby Seal:

Flamborough and Bridlington
BBC

If it is sunny where you are, we'd love to see your pictures. You can send them in here.

Five Humberside officers given final written warnings over prisoner abuse

Five Humberside police officers including two sergeants have been given final written warnings after a man with two broken legs was dragged into a police station, strip searched and left in a cell.

Officers Edmund Richardson and Kevin Dodgson and sergeants David Beer and Nicholas Hunt were given the final warnings after an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

A detention officer at the Clough Road station in Hull is appealing against the final written warning he was given over the incident involving a 49-year-old man in February 2014.

Sport: Hull KR's Terry Campese injured for Saturday's match

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull Kingston Rovers captain Terry Campese (pictured) has been ruled out of the trip to France to face the Catalans Dragons on Saturday. 

Terry Campese
Getty Images

Despite making his return in the weekend derby loss to Hull FC, the Robins have opted not to risk his hamstring problem due to the short turnaround and the long journey to Perpignan.  

Hull Marina lock gates broken

Andy Comfort

BBC Radio Humberside

The lock gates at Hull Marina have broken, meaning boats have been unable to get in or out. 

The technical fault was discovered this morning and engineers are checking the gates during the afternoon.

Hull lock gates
Google

They are hoping to fix them before the next high tide allows boats to pass by at 7.15pm.

Watch: Possible sunny spells this afternoon

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

This afternoon it will be cloudy with a little drizzle in places, especially over the hills where fog will persist. Brighter spells possible later. Highs of 15C (59F). 

It'll be mostly cloudy again tonight with the risk of a little drizzle in places and hill fog. Lows of 9C (48F). 

Campaign to save historic school in Brough suffers setback

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

Historic England has turned down an application to give 54 Elloughton Road (pictured) listed status. 

It will come as a blow to campaigners who want to stop the developers McCarthy and Stone demolishing it and providing retirement homes.

54 Elloughton Road
BBC

In a statement Historic England says few signs remain of the building's former role as a boarding school and it's not significant enough on a national level.

Armed gang jailed after seven-year robbery spree

Pritti Mistry

BBC News Online

A gang of armed robbers have been jailed after targeting banks and post offices in Hull in a series of raids in which they stole up to £1.5m.

Ian Stewart, Kieron Whittle, John Stewart, Alan Lea, Shaun McDonald and Gary McNeill (pictured) were sentenced to between 12 and 16 years in prison.  

They all pleaded guilty at Liverpool Crown Court to conspiracy to commit robbery.

Photos or armed robbery gang
Merseyside Police

Police said the men were ruthless and terrified their victims in 23 robberies between 2008 and 2015. 

Weather: Warmer afternoon ahead

It'll be cloudy with a little drizzle in places, especially over the hills where fog will persist. 

Brighter spells possible later. Highs of 15C (59F).

Weather Forecast 26th May
BBC

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

The headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom this lunchtime:

  • Part of the A614 near Howden, which closed due to a sink hole last month, will reopen ahead of schedule this weekend
  • The Yorkshire Ambulance Service is spending nearly 50 times more on private ambulances than it did five years ago
  • There's been another setback to the campaign to save a former Victorian boarding school in Brough (pictured)
54 Elloughton Road
BBC
54 Elloughton Road

Are there 'high' roads in Hull and East Yorkshire?

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

I might have poked a hornet's nest on Radio Humberside's Morning Show today.

I don't believe that there are roads called, for example, 'Beverley High Road', it is just people on Beverley Road wanting to sound posh.

It doesn't say it on the map:

Beverley High Road
Google

But some of you don't agree:

If you are proper Hull, you know where Beverley High Road and Holderness High Road are, they may not be on the map now , but it is part of the fabric as much as a pattie.''

Mike

Unions react to an increase in private ambulance spend in Yorkshire

Leanne Brown

BBC Look North

It's been revealed that the Yorkshire Ambulance Service spent more than £7m last year on private ambulances. 

That's 48 times more than it was spending five years ago. 

Bryn Webster from Unison told us about the concerns they have regarding the quality of private ambulance providers:

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service says it's because they've seen a significant increase in the number of emergency calls.

A614 'sink hole' road to reopen near Howden

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Part of the A614 near Howden, which has been closed since a sink hole opened up last month (pictured), will reopen on Saturday lunchtime

Network Rail say the work has been completed "much more quickly than expected".

Hole in the road at Howden
Network Rail

LISTEN: Recruitment campaign in hospitals

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull and East Yorkshire hospitals have recruited almost 100 new members of staff within two months.

They've established a new recruitment campaign to try and buck national trends, which show problems hiring doctors and nurses.

I went along to Hull Royal Infirmary this morning to speak to midwife Melanie Leigh and student Sarah:

Midwife Melanie and student Sarah tell us about a new campaign at Hull Royal Infirmary.

Weather: Hoping for a better afternoon

BBC Weather

It's possible there might be a few bright spells later.

There is still the risk of a few isolated showers, but dry for most. Light winds, and highs of 15C (59F).  

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A song for Megan at Wembley on Saturday

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday fans will sing together on the 12th minute of Saturday's Championship play-off final at Wembley:

Hull City & Sheff Wed fans at Wembley this weekend are being encouraged to sing for Megan Pratt, a 12-year old #hcafc fan battling cancer.

Fans are planning to sing: 'She's one of our own; She's one of our own; Megan's a tiger; She's one of our own'.

Work begins on £5m project for Beverley school

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

A project to join together St Nicholas Primary's infant and junior schools will soon begin.

The new school, which will also feature a nursery, will be based on the existing site on Holme Church Lane.

St Nicholas Primary
Google

The school will accommodate 420 pupils as well as the nursery and is due to open in July 2017.  

Watch: Trees come down in Hull City Centre

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

Two trees have been felled near to Hull New Theatre to make way for the new Ron Dearing University Technical Colleges.

Our reporter Caroline Brockelbank was there when the final tree came down, upsetting one nearby resident.

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The college says that they couldn't build their new facility with the trees still there and they will replace them with some new ones.  

Police Commissioner reacts to 'legal highs' ban

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The Police and Crime Commissioner for the Humberside Force area has reacted to the UK ban on so-called ''legal'' highs.

New legislation comes into force today which makes it illegal to supply or produce new psychoactive substances.

Legal Highs and picture of Keith Hunter
BBC

The new legislation will take some steps to ensure people don’t use them, but part of the issue here is education to illustrate to people the very serious effects some of these substances can have.''

Keith HunterPolice and Crime Commissioner for Humberside Police

Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire: Overcast morning

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A cloudy start to the day in Hull and East Yorkshire.

The risk of a few isolated showers, but dry for most with possible bright spells. Highs of 15C (59F).  

Owain Wyn Evans brings you the latest weather for Thursday morning.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service increase use of private vehicles

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

Research by the BBC has revealed a dramatic rise in the use of private ambulances to deal with emergencies in Yorkshire. 

A freedom of information request has revealed that Yorkshire Ambulance Service spent just over £7m last year - which is nearly 50 times what it did five years ago. 

Ambulance graphic
BBC

The trust says it still uses its own staff and vehicles for the overwhelming majority of emergencies and that robust safeguards are in place to ensure the quality of private ambulance providers.  

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

The morning headlines from our newsroom in Hull and East Yorkshire:

Ambulance
BBC

LISTEN: Humberside Police comment on 'legal highs' ban

Katy Austin

BBC Look North

New rules come into force across the UK today, which makes it illegal to produce and supply so-called ''legal'' highs.

Humberside Police are telling people that they have five days to hand in any substances during an amnesty.

I spoke to Supt Dave Houchin from the force for Radio Humberside's Breakfast Show:

Anyone seen the sun?

BBC Weather Watchers

It might feel a bit like déjà vu today as the cloud cover has still got a hold on Hull and East Yorkshire.

Here's the view of Bridlington and Hedon by our Weather Watchers Bridkid and Bensmatt55:

Bridlington and Hedon
BBC

We'd love to see your pictures of the weather where you are. You can sign up here.

Build up to Hull City's play-off final at Wembley

BBC Humberside Sport

It has been described as the richest game in football.

Hull City appear in the Championship play-Off final at Wembley in two days time.

Midfielder David Meyler has said he wants to beat Sheffield Wednesday for the whole city:

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Recruitment campaign in Hull and East Yorkshire hospitals

Lizzie Rose

BBC Radio Humberside

We've been hearing in the news in recent months that the NHS is facing problems when it comes to recruitment.

In Hull and East Yorkshire, the NHS Trust has launched a recruitment campaign, which has taken on 100 new staff members in two months.

Caroline Brockelbank has been to meet two of them this morning for our Breakfast Show on Radio Humberside:

Hull & East Yorks hospitals are launching a new recruitment campaign. Midwife Melanie & student Sarah say it's great
Hull & East Yorks hospitals are launching a new recruitment campaign. Midwife Melanie & student Sarah say it's great

Hull & East Yorks hospitals are launching a new recruitment campaign. Midwife Melanie & student Sarah say it's great

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire: Warning about ''legal'' highs

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

The headlines for Thursday morning from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • Humberside Police warn drug users that they have five days to hand in 'legal' highs (pictured) after they are banned in the UK
  • Almost 100 new recruits have been employed in two months at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust
  • A woman from Hull describes Amy Johnson opening Sewerby Hall in Bridlington to the public 80 years ago 
Legal Highs
BBC