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Summary

  1. East Riding councillor Dominic Peacock is expelled from the local Conservative Party over offensive posts about late MP Jo Cox
  2. It's the final day of campaigning in the EU referendum
  3. Energy efficient prefab houses built in Hull could help with shortage of social housing
  4. Updates on Wednesday 22 June 2016

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By Jen Bateman

All times stated are UK

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Our Live coverage today

Jen Bateman

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Local Live will finish at 18:00. We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the area. Join us then.

Freedom Festival acts announced

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull's Freedom Festival has "a very international" flavour this year. So says its Artistic Director, Mikey Martins.

We're promised over 200 free performances and up to 70 different individuals or artistic companies showcasing their skills.

The three day festival runs from 2-4 September and 'celebrates, through artistic and cultural expression, Hull’s independent spirit and historic contribution to the cause of freedom.'

performance at Freedom Festival 2015
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Watch: Tonight's headlines from Look North

Join Peter Levy on BBC One at 19:30 tonight for the latest news for East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, it's on a bit later because of the football.

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Your chance to have a say on bus services

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Bus users in Hull are being asked for their views on services as the city council carries out a review of its subsidies for some routes. The council is looking to save £50,000. 

It currently offers subsidies to bus companies for local services where there is a "social need" because the fares wouldn't cover the cost of transport.

A number of services are being reviewed  these include the the 1D, the 1E, the 9, the 16 and the 50. 

Starting tomorrow, daily consultation events are being held on weekdays until next Tuesday, and there's an online survey. The deadline to tell the council your views is the 22 July.

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

The latest headlines from our Hull newsroom:

  • The East Riding councillor who posted offensive comments about a fund set up in memory of MP Jo Cox has been expelled from the Conservative group
  • EU referendum polling station on 1st Avenue in Hull has been changed to nearby Methodist church after a break in
  • Cottingham allotments which have suffered vandalism will get CCTV security

Man arrested after attempted theft of site equipment

Jen Bateman

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Humberside Police have arrested a 21-year-old-man after a theft in Goole last night.

A compressor was taken from a building site and loaded onto a Land Rover which was then involved in a collision on the slip road to the Ouse Bridge.

Two people ran off towards a nearby farm but a search involving the police helicopter saw one of them caught.

Humberside Police are still looking for the second person and a white Range Rover.

Watch: Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire

Abbie Dewhurst has the forecast for this afternoon and tomorrow across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Freedom festival lineup

BBC Radio Humberside

The line up's been announced for this year's Freedom Festival. It's promising something for everyone as usual with world class art, dance, theatre, street performance and music.

One of the highlights is a piece of aerial theatre called "As The World Tipped" which is described as "gasp worthy". 

The headliners are British Sea Power.

Organisers have tweeted about their interview on BBC Radio Humberside with David Burns

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Sport: North Ferriby United lose Nicholson

Tom Nicholson has signed for Halifax from North Ferriby United.

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Headlines

Jen Bateman

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

here are the latest headlines from our Hull newsroom:

  • The East Riding Cllr who posted offensive comments about a fund set up in memory of MP Jo Cox has been expelled from the Conservative Group
  • EU Referendum polling station on 1st Avenue in Hull has been changed to nearby Clowes Methodist Church
  • Energy efficient modular homes built in East Yorkshire could help with national shortage of affordable housing
Jo Cox fundraising page

A councillor is expelled from his local Conservative group after posting an offensive message mocking the memorial fund for MP Jo Cox.

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Allotments to get security

£1000 has been raised to help with repairs to a number of allotments in Cottingham which were vandalised earlier this month. The money will be spent on CCTV and improving security.

Cottingham allotments
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Hull FC: Pritchard excited for challenge cup

BreakingJo Cox online abuse councillor expelled from Conservative Group

Councillor Dominick Peacock (pictured) has been expelled from the Conservative group on East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Dominic Peacock
Beverley Town Council

It follows comments he made on social media regarding the fund in memory of the MP Jo Cox who was killed last week.

Mr Peacock has apologised and deleted the remark.

He remains a councillor, but as an independent.

At today’s meeting of the full Conservative Group on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, it was agreed to expel Councillor Dominic Peacock with immediate effect."

Cllr Stephen ParnabyLeader, East Riding of Yorkshire Council & Leader, Conservative Group

Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Variable cloud still lingering in most places and it will continue to do so for much of the day. We could see more in the way of hazy sun this afternoon but it will start to feel increasingly humid and we're at risk of seeing some heavy, thundery downpours this evening. 

Another warm day with highs of 21C.

Weather chart
BBC

Change of polling station

BBC Radio Humberside politics reporter Sarah Sanderson is tweeting that there's a change to one of the polling stations for tomorrow's EU referendum.

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Medal stolen in Hull house burglary

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

This former soldier's medal has been stolen.

Arron Gorbutt was awarded it for serving in Afghanistan. It was stolen when his house on Victoria Dock in Hull was burgled at the weekend. 

Arron got in touch with us through our facebook page and says he can't understand why someone would do this.  

Arron in uniform
Arron Gorbutt

Toughest Alive?

Humberside Fire and Rescue are sending a team to Poland to take part in the Toughest Firefighter Alive competition. 

It's been described as the Ironman for firefighters, during the competition teams have to complete a number of tasks including: a hose run, an obstacle course, tower assault and stair climbing all in full firefighting gear.

Good luck!

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Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the latest headlines from our newsroom in Hull

  • Suspended councillor could be expelled from Conservative group on East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  • Final day of EU Referendum campaigning before polling day tomorrow
  • Energy-efficient modular homes built in East Yorkshire could help with national shortage of social housing

Watch: Learning without desks

Jill Archbold

BBC Look North

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The children at Sirius Academy in Hull are not using their desks or chairs today for half of their lesson times. Instead they are learning  to use more practical methods. 

The idea is to improve learning and increase fitness, even the teachers are standing up in staff meetings and assembly.

Jo Cox online abuse councillor could be expelled

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

The East Riding of Yorkshire Conservative Group is meeting at 13:00 BST to discuss whether or not to expel Cllr Dominic Peacock.

Cllr Peacock has already been suspended both from the local Conservative group on the council and the national Conservative party.

It follows comments he made on social media about a fund set up in memory of MP Jo Cox who was killed last week.

Taking a stand at a school with a difference

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Schoolchildren in Hull are going to be getting moving in the classroom as part of a project to get them fitter and improve their learning.

"Hull Schools Stand Up" will see children standing for half of their lesson times today as well as in assembly and even the teachers will be standing in staff meetings.

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Jo Cox online abuse councillor to face disciplinary procedure

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

East Riding of Yorkshire Cllr Dominic Peacock has been suspended from the Conservative Party over comments he posted online about a fund set up in memory of the MP Jo Cox, who was shot and stabbed last Thursday. 

A spokesman for the party in London said Mr Peacock would be dealt with through the party's disciplinary procedures.

Cllr Dominic Peacock
Beverley Town Council

EU Referendum polling day tomorrow

BBC Politics

On Thursday 23 June, the UK will go the polls in the EU referendum. Here's how to vote.

Voting in the referendum takes place between 07:00 and 22:00 BST. Provided you are at the polling station at 22:00 BST, you will be guaranteed the opportunity to vote.

The referendum will decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the European Union.

You will be asked to answer the following question: "Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?"

Whichever side gets more than half of all votes cast is considered to have won.

Voting graphic
BBC

We are running an earlier service than usual on Friday to reflect the results.

Join us from 06:00 to find out whether it's in or out.

Watch: Modular house tour

BBC Radio Humberside

The social housing crisis across the UK could be solved by following the example of a project in Hull.  

Amanda White has taken a tour of an energy efficient modular - or prefab as they used to be called - house.

The Goodwin Development Trust is holding an open day after building five energy efficient prefab homes on the Great Thornton Estate in Hull.

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

The latest headlines from our newsroom in Hull

  • Cllr Dominic Peacock has had his Tory Party membership suspended over online posts relating to the late MP Jo Cox
  • It's the final day of campaigning in the EU referendum  
  • Energy efficient modular houses built in East Yorkshire could help with a the shortage of social housing

BreakingEast Riding councillor Dominic Peacock suspended from Conservative Party

East Riding of Yorkshire Cllr Dominic Peacock has been suspended from the Conservative Party over offensive comments he posted online about a fund set up in memory of the killed MP Jo Cox.   

Traffic and travel update

BBC Travel

The earlier problems on the A1165 in Hull and the A165 in Brandesburton have both cleared.

Just a little usual morning congestion in Hull on the Daltry Street flyover and Hessle Road

Travel map
BBC

Watch: Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Abbie Dewhurst has today's weather:

Abbie Dewhurst has today's weather

Freedom Festival headliners announced

The line-up for this September's Freedom Festival in Hull has been announced.

The band British Sea Power will headline the three-day event.

Last year it brought more than 114,000 visitors to the city centre.

British Sea Power
British Sea Power

Traffic and travel across Hull and East Yorkshire

BBC Travel

In Hull there's been an accident on one of the main commuting roads into the city, it's causing some slow traffic in the area.

A1165 Stoneferry Road in Hull partially blocked and slow traffic at the A1033 Mount Pleasant junction because of an accident involving a lorry and a motorbike.   

Travel map
BBC

Prefab houses for the future

Jen Bateman

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Amanda White is tweeting about modular or prefab houses in Hull, a three bedroom home can be built in as little as three weeks.

It's claimed it could help address the social housing crisis in the country. The Goodwin Development Trust has built five energy-efficient prefab homes in the city.

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Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

The latest headlines from our newsroom in Hull

  • It's the final day of campaigning in the EU referendum
  • Energy efficient prefab houses built in Hull could help with shortage of social housing
  • An East Riding Councillor has been suspended after making offensive comments about the charity fund for killed MP Jo Cox

Traffic and travel across Hull and East Yorkshire

BBC Travel

The usual congestion in the usual places this morning, but we've just heard of an accident in East Yorkshire that might affect your travel.

The A165 Bridlington Road is blocked with queuing traffic in both directions between the Main Street junction in Brandesburton and the Fisher Lane junction in Lissett, because of an accident. 

More on this later. 

Travel map
BBC

Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire

BBC Weather

A dry and bright start to the day with some sunny spells. Through the morning cloud will increase with some outbreaks of light rain in places.

During the afternoon some bright or sunny spells are likely especially across the north  

weather chart
BBC

Our Live coverage today

Jen Bateman

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Good morning, Jen here in the Hull newsroom with all the local news, sport, weather and travel on Wednesday the 22 June.

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