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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 7 July 2016

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By Jonathan Willis

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Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Local Live has finished for today. 

We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the area. Join us then.

Tonight's headlines from BBC Look North

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East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

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

Watch the full programme on BBC One from 18:30

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Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire

BBC Weather

A chance of sharp showers in a few places at first although it will turn largely dry with clear spells during the evening for most.

Cloud is likely to thicken again by dawn bringing some showery rain perhaps heavy.

Weather Thursday pm
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Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • A Hull mum who's child's ashes were scattered without her permission welcomes legal changes
  • Number of fines for taking their children out of school in term time rises
  • Fears over mobile breast screening service as doctors surgeries merge

Concerns over breast screening services in East Yorkshire

BBC Radio Humberside

There are concerns people in an East Yorkshire village will miss out on a mobile breast screening service because of a recent merger of doctors surgeries. 

One Radio Humberside listener called to say they have a routine screening every three years in Holme on Spalding Moor but this year they won't. 

Dr Phil Kirby from NHS England says nobody will miss out.

Breast screening services
BBC

Watch: Hull MP wants government help on baby ashes scandal

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has called on the government to provide financial support for any local inquiry looking into the baby ashes scandal. 

Watch: Hull FC coach Lee Radford responds to Jake Connor transfer

Mike White

Sports Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Hull FC have confirmed Huddersfield half-back Jake Connor has signed a contract to join them from 1 December.

Reports had suggested Connor was considering a new contract with Giants after they offered improved terms.

Connor agreed to join Hull FC in June, but was waiting after his 22nd birthday in October to complete the move.

Baby ashes: Hull City Council respond to calls for inquiry

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Hull City Council has issued a statement on calls for a local inquiry following the baby ashes scandal. 

We responded to the Ministry of Justice several weeks ago following receipt of their letter requesting that we establish a local inquiry. We have replied to ask for a number of important points of clarification."

Hull City Council

Watch: Weather for Hull and East Yorkshire

BBC Weather

Here's Paul with the weather:

City of Culture chief speaks at health expo

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Martin Green, the Chief Executive for Hull City of Culture, has spokens to medical professionals about the benefits the arts can bring to an area. 

A health expo is being held at the KCOM stadium to highlight the work the NHS does in Hull and East Yorkshire. 

Culture can act as a badge of honour and our job is to make Hull centre of the universe next year"

Martin GreenHull City of Culture
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Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • Hull MP Diana Johnson says any local inquiry into the baby ashes scandals needs government cash support
  • Missing man from Harrogate found safe at Flamborough
  • Archbishop Sentamu Academy in Hull put into special measures

On this afteroon's show on Radio Humberside

Andy Comfort

BBC Radio Humberside

On this afternoon's programme we will be speaking to Tina Trowhill, whose baby's ashes were scattered without her knowledge. 

She will tell us what she thinks of government changes to the rules.

We will also be speaking to the widow of a Gulf War victim about yesterday's Chilcot inquiry.

Tune in to Radio Humberside from 15:00. 

Missing man found at Flamborough

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

A missing man from Harrogate has been found along the East Yorkshire Coast. 

Concerns were raised for Paul Whing after his car was found at Flamborough Head yesterday and he didn't return home from work as expected.

Watch: Campaigner responds to government action on baby ashes

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Tina Trowhill's son William was stillborn in 1994. His ashes were scattered without her permission.

She has welcomed today's announcement that the government are introducing measures to prevent that happening in the future, but still wants a local inquiry in order to find out what went wrong.

Overseas tourism worth £500,000 to Hull in past year

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Overseas visitors to Hull brought in over £500,000 to the local economy last year, according to Hull City Council. There were a reported 1,682 direct visitors to Hull generating £542,000 between April 2015 to March 2016. 

Figures also show visitors stayed for an average of 2.5 nights enjoying the retail offer, free museums and galleries and historical sites.

These are exciting times for Hull and the challenge now is to ensure that City of Culture and other recent investments deliver a lasting legacy.

Councillor Steven BayesPortfolio Holder for Visitor Destination
Hull City Centre
BBC

BreakingHull School responds to being put in Special Measures by Ofsted

The Archbishop Sentamu Academy has issued a statement following the news that it's been placed in special measures.

They say:

  • During our inspection, the Ofsted team found many strengths.  
  • The team however were concerned about weaknesses in achievement in maths and science.
  •  Under the Ofsted schedule, any weakness in a core subject can lead to an overall judgement of “inadequate”, even if there are many other strengths.
  • We were already aware of the weaknesses highlighted by inspectors, and have indeed been working hard all year to bring about improvements.

Baby ashes scandal: Government to introduce changes

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

The government is to introduce a new statutory definition of 'ashes' to prevent future cases of infant remains not being returned to parents following a cremation.

The Institute of Cemetery and Cremation Management has told the BBC that one of the fundamental problems with the baby ashes scandal in England has been confusion in the industry between what are ashes and what are remains.

Tina Trowhill's son William, who was stillborn in 1994, were scattered in Hull Crematorium without her permission.  

Tina Trowhill's son William was stillborn
Tina Trowhill

Man sought after robbery in Hull

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Detectives have released a CCTV still of a man they would like to speak to following an alleged robbery at a convenience store on Spring Bank West, Hull at 15:49 on Monday 20 June.

The thief entered the store and after a short period he ran up to the till while it was open and grabbed money before running off.

It's believed he left the area on a maroon motorbike with L plates which had been parked at the side of the store.

Police believe the man pictured may have information about the crime.

robbery in Hull
Humberside Police

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Latest headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  • Tina Trowhill from Hull welcomes government plans to stop the scattering of stillborn baby ashes without the parents' permission 
  • Some 3,000 penalty notices for unauthorised absences were handed out in East Yorkshire
  • The parents of Jessica Lawson to meet Education Secretary Nicky Morgan

Hull City's first two home games to be televised

Mike White

Sports Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Hull City's first two home matches of the season will be televised.

The Tigers face Premier League champions Leicester City on Saturday 13 August and Manchester United on 27 August.  

Hull City fixtures
Hull City

Three GP surgeries to merge in Beverley

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

Three doctors surgeries in Beverley are to be combined.

NHS England has approved the merger of Greenwood Avenue, Minstergate and Walkergate surgeries to become the Greengates Medical Group. 

It's hoped it will improve GP access for their 10,000 patients.

East Riding of Yorkshire councillor Linda Bayram says a bigger surgery doesn't mean you'll get to see your doctor.

Hull school placed into special measures

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

The Archbishop Sentamu Academy has confirmed they're to be placed into special measures following an Ofsted inspection.

The school became an academy in 2008.

Puffins at Flamborough

We've been sent this photo by Alan Walkington of the puffins at Flamborough Head.

Puffins
Alan Walkington

Preview of Friday's Hull KR game

BBC Humberside Sport

We've been speaking to Hull KR assistant coach Willie Poching ahead of Friday's game against Huddersfield.

He told Gwilym Lloyd how big this game is for the Robins’ Super 8 ambitions this season.

Humberside Police appeal to identify men

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Officers investigating the theft of perfumes valued at £541 from Debenhams, Beverley, want to identify two men.

One is white, slim build, with short mousey hair and aged 27 to 33-years-old.

The second is also white, of slim build and around 5ft 6in tall.

The incident happened around 16:50 on Saturday 2 July

Beverley Robbery
Humberside Police

Health Expo to highlight work of NHS in East Yorkshire

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Health bosses want to showcase the work of the NHS in Hull and the East Riding at a major exhibition.

Staff from trusts across the region are putting on the event at the KCom stadium. 

It's hoped it will encourage more people to consider a career in health care and let people know what goes on in the NHS.

Health Expo Hull
BBC

The advantages and disadvantages of being naked

Lizzie Rose

BBC Radio Humberside

As artist Spencer Tunick prepares his art installation in Hull made up of naked volunteers painted in blue body paint, we've been asking what are the advantages and disadvantages of being naked. 

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Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom this morning:

  • Parents of 12-year-old Jessica Lawson to meet Education Secretary Nicky Morgan
  • Job seekers check potential careers in the NHS event in Hull
  • Fire at commercial building in Hull near Crown Paints.

Unauthorised absence fine cases increase across East Yorkshire

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Fines for unauthorised school absences in the East Riding have dramatically risen. 

The area was among the top 10 in the country for issuing penalty notices in 2015. 

It's emerged that 2,714 fines were issued by the council totalling £162,840 - £15,900 more than the previous academic year.

Watch: Weather for Hull and East Yorkshire

BBC Weather

Here's the weather with Abbie Dewhurst:

On the James Piekos programme

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

On today's programme we are talking about 'health check-ups' following proposals to merge GP surgeries in Beverley and the decision by junior doctors to reject a new government contract changing their pay and conditions.

Tune in to Radio Humberside

Listen: Artist Spencer Tunick on BBC Radio Humberside

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

A 'nude sea of humanity' will cover the streets of Hull this weekend. 

Internationally renowned artist Spencer Tunick is photographing participants who'll be painted blue in the city as part of a specially commissioned piece for next year's City of Culture celebrations. 

The artist is in Hull preparing for the event and says he has a clear vision for the Sea of Hull

Fire at Commercial property in Hull

BBC Radio Humberside

Fire crews in Hull have dealt with a fire this morning in a commercial building on Scotney Lane near Crown Paints. 

Three fire engines went to the scene around 07.20. 

No-one was in the building at the time

Jessica Lawson's parents to meet Education Secretary

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

The bereaved parents of a 12-year-old girl from East Yorkshire will meet with the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

French police are still investigating how Jessica Lawson from Kirkella died on the trip to an activity centre in France a year ago. 

Jessica's parents say they want to make sure other families don't have the same struggle for information.

Jessica Lawson
BBC

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

  • Parents of 12-year-old Jessica Lawson to meet Education Secretary Nicky Morgan 
  • More fines for unauthorised school absences in East Yorkshire 
  • Hull prepares for Spencer Tunick human art installation

Weather for Hull and East Yorkshire: A cloudy start to the day

BBC Weather

A  cloudy day with some spells of rain. There's a chance of some brighter spells later in the day.

Weather Thursday morning
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Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Good morning and welcome to Local Live for Hull and East Yorkshire on Thursday 7 July.

I'm Jonathan and I’ll be bringing you the latest news, sport and travel from across the area throughout the day.

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