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

Live Reporting

By Clare Crooks

All times stated are UK

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Hull FC sign Salford Red Devils centre Josh Griffin - we're back tomorrow

Local Live has finished for today, but we're back from 08:00 tomorrow.

As we leave, this came into the newsroom:

Hull FC have signed Salford Red Devils centre Josh Griffin.

Griffin, who returned from a two-year spell in Rugby Union at the start of the year, will join The Black and Whites for the 2017 season.

I want to play in big games in front of big crowds and hopefully push for an international spot and I believe Hull is the best club to help me do that.

Josh GriffinHull FC new signing
Josh Griffin
Hull FC

Tonight's headlines from BBC Look North

Here are the latest headlines from the BBC Look North newsroom.

Watch the full programme on BBC One from 18:30.

View more on twitter

Weather for Hull and East Yorkshire: A cloudy and murky evening

Staying cloudy with another murky and damp night expected. 

Hills and coasts will keep a risk of mist or fog, although less extensive than recently.  

Weather this evening

Witnesses sought after assault in Brough car park

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Humberside Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Sainsbury's car park in Brough on Monday, 23 May.

The man suffered facial injuries needing stitches as well as cuts and bruises.  

Traffic and travel news: Update on train fire at Peterborough

Hull Trains are reporting that trains between Grantham and Peterborough may be delayed because of a fire on a train.

Virgin East Coast say they're looking at sourcing rail replacement buses for Peterborough, Grantham and Newark North Gate stations. 

Latest Headlines: Huge demand blamed for Hull event website crash

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this evening from our Hull and East yorkshire newsroom:

  • Huge demand is being blamed for crashing a booking system for a city of culture event in Hull next month
  • Humberside Police say an operation to reduce rough sleepers in Hull is making a positive change 
  • A Hull man is campaigning to get the headscarf revolutionaries recognised in the Pride of Britain Awards
Yorkshire and England all-rounder Adil Rashid

Yorkshire take the final five wickets for 12 runs to win the Roses match and join Lancashire on top of Division One.

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Traffic and travel news: Train on fire at Peterborough

BBC Travel

Virgin Trains are reporting that due to a train fire near Peterborough. 

All lines on the East Coast mainline are blocked.

Will update once we have heard from Hull trains. 

Hull FC: Lee Radford names squad to face Widnes on Friday

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull FC Head coach Lee Radford has named his 19 man squad to face Widnes on Friday.

The Black and Whites are currently top of the Super League and will be looking to strengthen their position at the weekend.

Lee Radford names 19 man squad
Hull FC

Traffic and travel news: M62 Westbound closed

BBC Travel

M62 Westbound is closed. There's very slow traffic due to an accident between Junction 33 at the Ferrybridge services and Junction 32 at Pontefract.An air ambulance has landed at the scene.    

East Yorkshire dad calls for early help with Motor Neurone Disease

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

An East Yorkshire dad with Motor Neurone Disease says some people can lose their voices within weeks of being diagnosed. 

Jason Liversidge found out he had the disease back in 2013 and says his illness is progressing slowly. 

New research says one in five who've been diagnosed with the disease in the last three years have had to wait a year or more to be referred to a neurologist. 

Jason Liversidge was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2013

Tickets go on sale for Humber Street Sesh

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Tickets for this year's Humber Street Sesh have gone on sale.

Last year 25,000 people went to the event and organisers say this year promises to be better. 

Tickets for Humber Sesh have gone on sale
Humber Sesh

Latest Headlines: City of Culture boss apologises for website crash

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this afternoon from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • City of Culture chief executive Martin Green has apologised to people after a ticket-booking website crashed
  • The boss of Siemens says there is no threat to jobs at the Green Port in Hull if the UK leaves the EU but 'manufacturing would suffer'
  • The official opening of Sewerby Hall in Bridlington in 1936 has been re-created using actors and actresses   

Hull KR: Statement expected after sex charges dropped against player

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull KR coach James Webster expects the club to make a statement after sex charges against Adam Walker were dropped yesterday. 

The 24-year-old, from Shipley, West Yorkshire, was charged with two counts of attempting to engage in sexual activity with a child.

Following a hearing at Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday, the charges were dismissed by Judge Geoffrey Marson QC. 

charges against Adam Walker were dropped

‘Operation Impact’ has reduced number of rough sleepers in Hull

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Humberside Police say a scheme to reduce the number of rough sleepers and anti-social street drinkers in Hull has reduced the number to almost zero.

'Operation Impact' was launched in March after people had reported a rise in begging.

Those involved say they've been working hard to tackle the root causes.

We have been involved in arranging housing, income, benefits and health and well-being support for some of our rough sleepers.

Chief Inspector Roger MitchellHumberside Police

Watch: Martin Green on website crash

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

The chief executive of Hull's City of Culture team has apologised to those who were trying to get tickets for a free aerobatic event in the city in July.

Martin Green says it's important to learn from the mistakes so everything runs smoothly in 2017 when Hull becomes UK capital of culture. 

Martin Green has apologised to people who were trying to get tickets to an event in Hull

Watch: Weather for Hull and East Yorkshire with Owain

BBC Weather

Here's the latest weather forecast from Owain.

Here's the weather with Owain
Website error notice

A "high demand" for tickets for a free acrobatic event in Hull causes the online booking system to crash, organisers say.

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Amy Johnson role recreated at Sewerby Hall

The official opening of Sewerby Hall Bridlington in 1936 has been re-created using actors and actresses. 

It’s 80 years to the day since the flying pioneer Amy Johnson declared the popular museum open to the public. 

Amy’s role was filled today by the actress Rebecca Jenkins (pictured).

Actress Rebecca Jenkins
Chris Arundel BBC

Remain campaign at Humberside Police HQ

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter was joined by Hull MP Karl Turner and Labour MP Chris Bryant at the Humberside Police HQ.

Mr Hunter wants Britain to remain in the EU and says the European Arrest Warrant has benefited police forces across England. 

vote remain

Latest Headlines: Tickets for free Hull event suspended until Monday

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

  • Hull's City of Culture team confirms suspension of ticket allocation for July's 'Places des Agnes' until Monday following website problems 
  • Officers say 70 people were arrested by Humberside Police last year for drug-driving
  • Actors in 1930s costume have recreated the official opening of Sewerby Hall in Bridlington. It was originally opened by Amy Johnson. 

BreakingBooking tickets for Places des Agnes suspended until Monday

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

Hull's City of Culture team has confirmed that they're suspending ticket allocation for July's Places des Agnes in Hull until Monday.

People were supposed to be able to book tickets for the free event in Hull from 10:00 BST, but there have been technical difficulties with the website.

I will be speaking to chief executive Martin Green later today to see what's gone wrong.

...We are suspending the process until Monday 6 June at 10am. We will be informing people who registered in advance and updating via the Hull 2017 and social media."

Watch: Mother makes toy of Hull aviator Amy Johnson

Victoria Holland

BBC Look North

A mother who was fed-up over male-dominated action toys has made her own based on the famous Hull pilot Amy Johnson. 

Isla Macneil says her daughter wants to be an engineer and she thought Amy Johnson would be a good starting point.

Official re-opening of Sewerby Hall recreated

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

The official opening of Sewerby Hall has been recreated this morning. 

The East Riding's most popular museum was opened by the Hull-born flying pioneer Amy Johnson exactly 80 years ago - on 1 June 1936. 

The event was recreated today by actors in 1930s fashions and 90-year-old Gwen Maw, who was at the original opening, will be a special guest.

aviator Amy Johnson

Website for free ticket event in Hull experiences technical difficulties

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

More now on the website where people were supposed to book tickets to a free event in Hull which has crashed.

The aerial display called 'Place Des Anges' involves acrobats on zipwires and comes to the city on 2 July. 

Unfortunately, this is what the site looks like at the moment.

website has crashed

Calls for 'headscarf revolutionaries' to be nominated for award

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

The women involved with the Hull Headscarf Revolutionaries campaign have been nominated for a Pride of Britain award. 

Lillian Bilocca, Yvonne Blenkinsop, Chrissie Smallbone and Mary Denness took their fight for better working conditions for trawler men all the way to the House of Commons. 

Hull man Ian Cuthbert has nominated the ladies for the award, and is encouraging as many other people as possible to do the same. 

Mural to Lillian Bilocca

Traffic and travel news: Trains running normally through Doncaster

BBC Travel

First Hull Trains have reported that they're now running normally through Doncaster following a signalling problem at the station. 

No-one able to book tickets for free Hull event

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

The City of Culture team have also confirmed that because of the technical difficulties they're experiencing no-one has been able to book any tickets to 'Place Des Agnes.'

statement from City of Culture

Watch: BBC documentary looks at life in 1966

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

A programme is being aired on BBC One tonight which paints the picture of what life was like in our region in 1966. 

The film "Living In 66" will focus on the fashion, music and architecture of the era and will look at how many of us were living fifty years ago. 

City of Culture ticket site experiencing 'technical difficulties'

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

Hull's City of Culture team have sent this tweet in response to problems with their website.

Tweet from Hull City of Culture

Ticket site for Hull event crashes

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

It looks like people applying for tickets to 'Place Des Anges' are having problems with the site

This tweet was sent to David Burns saying it has crashed. 

Tweet to David Burns

Watch: Weather with Owain for Hull and East Yorkshire

BBC Weather

Here's the weather with Owain.

Here's the weather with Owain

EU referendum: How region has benefited from EU cash

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

According to recent figures, Yorkshire and the Humber has received nearly £750m in funding from the EU between 2007-2013.

But some critics say the money spent is just recycled from UK taxpayers.

So how much does the region benefit from EU Funding?

Traffic and Travel news: delays at Doncaster

BBC Travel

First Hull trains are reporting that signalling problems at Doncaster are causing delays to their services.

Latest Headlines: East Yorkshire MP rejects manufacturing claims

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

  • Howden MP David Davis has rejected claims by the boss of Siemens that manufacturing would suffer if Britain left the EU
  • Greybull Capital completes purchase of Scunthorpe steel works
  • Humberside Police arrest 70 people for drug-driving last year 

Weather for Hull and East Yorkshire: A damp start to the morning

BBC Weather

A damp start, especially across the coast and hills, with mist, drizzle and fog likely. 

Outbreaks of heavy rain are also possible at first. 

It will then stay rather cloudy throughout, with the murky weather persisting along the coast. Staying windy.

Weather for Wednesday morning

Listen: East Yorkshire MP dismisses manufacturing claims

Lizzie Rose

BBC Radio Humberside

Howden and Haltemprice MP David Davis has dismissed claims that UK manufacturing will suffer if Britain leaves the EU.

Earlier on Radio Humberside Siemens boss Juergen Maier said he wanted Britain to remain in the EU and believed manufacturing would suffer if Britain left.

The company is due to bring 1000 jobs to Hull over the coming years at Green Port Hull.

On the Burnsy show this morning

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

It's all about the sale of the Scunthorpe's steel works this morning.

I will be speaking to Paul McBean from the Community trade Union and Scunthorpe MP Nic Dakin.

We are on air now so tune in.

Watch: Sale of Scunthorpe's steelworks completed

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

Greybull captail has completed the sale of the long products division at Scunthorpe's steel works this morning.

They bought the plant from TATA for £1.

It will now be called British Steel. Their director Peter Hogg explains the decision behind that.

Listen: Siemens boss 'better future within EU'

Lizzie Rose

BBC Radio Humberside

The boss of Siemens UK operations has told BBC Radio Humberside this morning that a British vote to leave the EU could put the country's manufacturing jobs at risk

The company is due to bring 1000 jobs to Hull over the coming years at Green Port Hull. 

Juergen Maier said jobs in Hull would not be at risk if Britain leaves the EU but it would have an impact on the growth of manufacturing.