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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 06:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 23 June 2016

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Your Live coverage across Hull and East Yorkshire

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

That's all from Hull and East Yorkshire Live for today.

We'll be back at the earlier time of 06:00 tomorrow with all the latest on the EU referendum results.

The polling stations are open this evening until 22:00.

Polling station sign
AFP

If you want to get in touch with your pictures or stories you can get in touch via email, Facebook or Twitter.

Watch: 'It's like ‪‎Goole‬'s own Flying Scotsman'

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

It's emerged £200,000 is being spent to restore the 100-year-old No5 boat lift. It was built in 1912 to load coal on to Tom Pudding boats.

It's thought to be the last surviving example of its kind anywhere in the world.

Now, thanks to a grant from Historic England and funds from ABP, it'll be restored by Autumn.

Look North's headline this evening

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Amy Gough death: Andrew Maling guilty of manslaughter

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

An East Yorkshire man's been found guilty of manslaughter after the death of a 34-year-old woman in Derbyshire.

Amy Gough died in hospital on 29 March last year after being found at her home in Sandiacre.

Andrew Maling, 46, from Sigglesthorne, near Hull, was charged with manslaughter last July after being arrested on suspicion of murder.

Amy Gough
DERBYSHIRE POLICE

Maling, who was convicted following a trial at Nottingham Crown Court, will be sentenced on Friday.  

Teaching union backs programme of strikes

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Teachers in Hull and East Yorkshire are among members of the biggest teaching union in England to back a new programme of strike action over pay, working conditions and school funds.

National Union of Teachers members will walk out on Tuesday 5 July for one day, but further action is expected to follow.

strikers with banners
RUI VIEIRA

NUT deputy general secretary Kevin Courtney said teachers could not go on without seeing significant change.

The action was backed by 91% of members. The turnout was 25%.

Number of pavement cafes on the rise

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

Eat your lunch outside today?

You're not alone. New figures show the East Riding now has 86 pavement cafes, up from just 1 in 2009.

Maria Richardson from Urban 44 Cafe in Hessle explains why outdoors is good for business

Controlled explosion on 'suspect' luggage found on Hull ferry

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Bomb disposal experts have carried out a controlled explosion on an unattended item of luggage discovered on a ferry moored at Hull Docks.

Humberside Police said the suspect package was found on the Pride of York ferry (pictured) at about 09:00 BST, shortly after it arrived from Zeebrugge, in Belgium.

Ferry staff were evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Pride of York Ferry
BBC

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • A controlled explosion has taken place on Pride of York P&O Ferry in Hull after unattended luggage was found
  • A female cyclist has died after coming off her bike in Howden this morning, police are investigating the death
  • South Cliff Caravan Park in Bridlington is to have more than £6m invested into new facilities
South Cliff caravan park
East Riding Council

Weather: feeling warm

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Here's a look at the weather for the rest of the day and a look ahead to the weekend:

Listen: Ahmed Elmohamady: Hull City full-back signs new contract

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull City full-back Ahmed Elmohamady has signed a new three-year deal with the Premier League club until 2019.

Egypt international Elmohamady joined Hull on an initial loan deal from Sunderland in 2012, before signing for £2m fee the following year.

He told BBC Radio Humberside's Sports Editor, Simon Clarke, it wasn't a difficult decision:

Elmohamady's contract is subject to him being granted a new work permit.  

Bridlington caravan park get's £6m extension

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Plans have been announced for a £6m extension to a caravan site in East Yorkshire. 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council said it hopes to expand the South Cliff site in Bridlington by building on adjacent farm land. 

Proposals include another 180 caravan pitches, 19 lodges and 15 "glamping" units. The authority said the expansion would bring "an additional 158,280 visits" to the seaside town.

South Cliff caravan park
East Riding Council

Woman cyclist dies after roundabout fall

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A woman has died in Howden after falling from her bike on a main route to the East Yorkshire coast. 

The incident happened at a roundabout on Thorpe Road. 

Police say they're investigating whether or not she was hit by a lorry and want witnesses to come forward. 

Simon Spark reports:

A female cyclist has died after coming off her bike in Howden - Simon Spark reports

Controlled explosion on Hull ferry

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

A controlled explosion has taken place on a P&O Ferry in Hull after a suspect package was found on board.

Passengers had already left the Pride of York when the alarm was raised. 

Bomb disposal experts were called in after unattended luggage was found on the vessel.

Pride of York
BBC

Headines across Hull and East Yorkshire this lunchtime

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our Hull and East yorkshire newsroom:

  • Police in Howden trying to establish if a female cyclist who was killed this morning was hit by a lorry
  • Hull City Council assured by the care provider that all staff get national living wage, after some care workers in the city say they are paid per minute
  • South Cliff Caravan Park in Bridlington gets £6m investment for more tent and touring pitches, more lodges and glamping pods
South Cliff Caravan park
Google

EU Referendum: How to vote on polling day

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

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.

Polling station
BBC

Polls are open until 2200 this evening. You can find out more about how to vote here.

Last remaining boat hoist in Goole to be saved

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

I've been out to have a look at the 100-year-old boat hoist standing guard over the Port of Goole's South Dock.

It's getting a £200,000 refurbishment that will guarantee its future.

Boat hoist
BBC

It was built in 1912 to transfer coal coming down the inland waterways to the holds of waiting ships ready for export, but it hasn't been used since the closure of Yorkshire's coal mines in the 1980s.

ABP and Historic England are behind the work.

The hoist is a unique reminder of Goole's industrial heritage and we're delighted that its future is now secure."

Mark FirthABP Port Manager for Hull and Goole

BreakingSport: Hull City sign Elmohamady

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull City's Ahmed Elmohamady has signed a new three-year deal subject to a work permit.  

View more on twitter

Weather: A bright day ahead

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A bright day across the region with plenty of sunny spells however, still a risk of some showers which may be thundery. 

Highs of 23C (73F)

Weather graphic
BBC

Bridlington caravan park to get £6m facelift

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

South Cliff Caravan Park in Bridlington is going to have £6.15m spent on making it bigger and better.

It'll have an extra 31 additional pitches for tents; 15 new units for "glamping"; 48 touring pitches; 132 static pitches; and 19 extra lodges.

South Cliff caravan park
East Riding Council

It's thought the expansion will attract over 150,000 additional visitors to the town and boost the local economy by around £1.8m per year.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council announced the plans today.

Sport: Hull City close to new deal for Elmohamady

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull City will be hoping they can conclude a new deal for Ahmed Elmohamady (pictured) today. 

The club is understood to be close to agreements with the Egyptian winger and out-of-contract team-mate Tom Huddlestone.

Ahmed Elmohamady
Empics

Listen: The Hull care worker who says she's being paid by the minute

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

We've been hearing from a care worker in Hull who says a change in the way some carers are paid means she's getting money not by the hour - but by the minute. 

That means if they have to visit a home and help someone get their breakfast or take some tablets they may only be there for 10 to 15 minutes.... And that's all they'll get paid for. 

Jennifer - not her real name - says some weeks she doesn't even get the minimum wage:

Union Unison is calling for improvements to pay for home care workers and say it's an attack on some of the lowest paid workers in society.

Hull City Council has been assured by the care provider that all staff are paid the national living wage and that Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs have worked with them, and other providers, to ensure care staff receive the national living wage and appropriate travel.”

Alison BarkerCity Adult Social Care Manager

East Yorkshire Motor Services have tweeted this:

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

More information on the BBC travel pages.

View more on twitter

Headlines: Cyclist dies in hit and run in Howden and care worker in Hull paid by the minute

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

  • A cyclist has died in Howden after being hit by a lorry whose driver failed to stop
  • Unison in Hull wants to hear from support care workers struggling to get the minimum wage because of funding cuts
  • The number of pavement cafes (pictured) in East Yorkshire has gone up from just one to 68 in the last seven years
Outside cafe in sunshine
BBC

Bus disruption at Howden

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

The buses between Howden and Goole are running around 15 minutes late due to an accident in Howden. 

They're being diverted via Bellcross Lane past the police station. 

View more on twitter

EU referendum polling station change

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

If you're voting in the EU referendum today and your local station was the Social Hall on 1st Avenue in Hull you'll now have to go to Clowes Memorial Methodist Church (pictured). 

Hull City Council made the late change to the polling station due to a break in. Signs have been put up to direct you to the alternative venue.

Church
Google

Traffic and travel: A164 closed at Howden

BBC Travel

There is severe disruption on the A164 in Howden which has been closed in both directions due to an accident.

Its closed between Thorpe Road and Booth Ferry Road, because of an accident between a bike and a HGV.

BBc Graphic
BBC

BreakingWoman cyclist killed in lorry accident

A female cyclist has been killed in Howden after colliding with a lorry that did not stop at the scene. 

Police were called to the A614 Thorpe Road at around 07:40 this morning.

The HGV, which is believed to be red, didn't stop and police are appealing for information to help trace the driver. 

Traffic map
BBC

There are now road closures in place between Howden and Holme on Spalding Moor.  

EU referendum: UK goes to the polls

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Polls have opened in a historic referendum on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union or leave.

An estimated 46,499,537 people are entitled to take part in the vote - a record number for a UK poll.

Polling station sign
Reuters

Polling stations opened at 07:00 BST and will close at 22:00 BST.

Votes will be cast after a four-month battle between the Leave and Remain campaigns.

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

Traffic and travel: Accident on A614 at Howden

BBC Travel

The A164 at Howden is partially blocked because of an accident. 

There's slow traffic at the junction of Thorpe Road and Sleights Lane.

Travel graphic
BBC

Weather: A dry and bright start to the day

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Here's the full forecast with me, Owain Wyn Evans:

Our Live coverage across Hull and East Yorkshire

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Morning, Gill here with all your local news, sport, travel and weather on Thursday 23 June.

Looks like it could be a dry day ahead for us here... unlike in Glastonbury (pictured).

People walking through the mud at Glastonbury
Reuters

If you're at Glastonbury today and have got any pictures or if you want to get in touch with your stories, you can email us or get in touch via Facebook or Twitter.