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  1. Live updates have finished on Monday 11 July 2016

Live Reporting

By Gill Sennett

All times stated are UK

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Our Live coverage across Northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

That's all from our Live page across Northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire for today. 

Here's a picture from our reporter Caroline Brockelbank, which she says sum up the last few weeks in Hull as it gets ready for 2017:

Blue footprint and feather
BBC

We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with more live coverage across the region.

If you want to get in touch you can email us or contact us via Facebook or Twitter.

Watch: MP Martin Vickers on Andrea Leadsom's surprise exit from the Tory leadership contest

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The Conservative MP for Cleethorpes, Martin Vickers says he hopes Andrea Leadsom will still get a good job in the party even though she is no longer running for leader of the Conservative Party:

The Cleethorpes MP had supported Andrea Laedsom in the Conservative leadership contest.

In a surprise statement this afternoon,  Andrea Leadsom, withdrew from the race and offered Mrs May her full support. 

Mrs Leadsom has faced fierce criticism in the past few days for suggesting the fact that she had children would make her a better prime minster than Mrs May.

The Home Secretary Theresa May is now set to become the next Prime Minister by Wednesday evening.

Weather: some showers this evening

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Here's the weather forecast for the rest of the day:

The afternoon weather forecast on Monday 11 July 2016

MP Graham Stuart welcomes the news Theresa May will be the next Prime Minister

The MP for Beverley and Holderness Graham Stuart says he's pleased Theresa May will be the next leader of the Conservative Party. 

He added that it was the right thing for Andrea Leadsom to step down and hopes she will play a significant role in the Government.

MP Graham Stuart
Conservative Party

I am delighted that Theresa is the new leader of the Conservative Party and I am confident she will deliver the strong and proven leadership Britain needs at this time. She will have my full support as Prime Minister as she delivers Brexit and fulfils the wider manifesto commitments the Conservatives were elected to carry out last year."

MP Graham StuartMP for Beverley and Holderness

Arrest made after A180 crash

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

The driver of an HGV which was involved in an accident on the A180 near Grimsby (pictured) this afternoon has been arrested for traffic offences, the nature of which have not yet been disclosed. 

One person has been airlifted to Hull Royal Infirmary with serious, potentially life threatening injuries following the incident near the junction of the A1173 at Stallingbrough. 

Travel Graphic
BBC

Three others have been taken to Diana Princess of Wales hospital in Grimsby with minor injuries.  

Tonight's Look North headlines

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

  • Bridlington born Angela Eagle (pictured) has formally begun her campaign to challenge Jeremy Corbyn for the Labour leadership
  • One person has been airlifted to hospital following a serious accident which closed the A180 in both directions this afternoon
  • The NSPCC is planning to close its branch in Hull
Angela Eagle
Getty Images

Watch: Hull wins worldwide attention as thousands of people strip off in the name of art

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Hull has won worldwide attention this weekend, thanks to 3,200 people stripping off, painting themselves blue and posing on the city's streets. 

The photographs taken at the nude art installation 'Sea of Hull' became the most talked about subject online and have been seen in newspapers and on TV as far afield as Australia, China and the USA. 

Here's our arts correspondent, Anne-Marie Tasker.

Hull wins worldwide attention as thousands of people strip off in the name of art

Bruce & McGregor have 'severe injuries'

Allan McGregor
Getty Images

Hull City pair Alex Bruce and Allan McGregor are ruled out for between four and six months with "severe injuries".

Allan McGregor

Bruce & McGregor have 'severe injuries'

Hull City pair Alex Bruce and Allan McGregor are ruled out for between four and six months with "severe injuries".

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BreakingTravel: Accident on A180 Immingham

BBC Travel

The A180 is closed in both directions following an accident between the A1173 Immingham and the A1136 Healing.

The air ambulance has just left the scene.

There is severe disruption in the area

travel graphic
BBC

Listen: Steve Bruce - life in the premier league and being linked with the England job

BBC Humberside Sport

While the future ownership of Hull City remains uncertain, Steve Bruce is preparing for life back in the Premier League at a training camp in Portugal. 

We sent Matt Dean to find out how things are going and who he might be trying to sign, including a Welsh Euro-star! 

Bruce has also been talking about why he decided to stay at the club, after speculation that he might have left in the summer and his being linked with the England job:

Matt Dean talks to Hull City Manager Steve Bruce

It can burn your skin if you touch it

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

You're being asked to help find giant hogweed in East Yorkshire. I didn't know what it looked like either - so here's a picture:

Giant hogweed plant
BBC

The reason is because it's invasive and if you touch it, it can burn your skin.

This is what happened to a young boy from Weel who was playing near the plant:

Burns on a leg
BBC

Chemicals in the sap of the plant make the skin extremely sensitive to sunlight, causing blisters.  

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust say there could be a lot of it about because it's been ideal growing weather.

You can download a free app to help tell them where it is.

Two Hull City players out of action for next few months

BBC Humberside Sport

Pictures from across our region

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Its a sea theme from our weather watchers today... and a very cloudy one too.

Weather watcher pictures of the sea
Weather Watchers

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

Police appeal after injured man found in Scunthorpe

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Officers are appealing for help in establishing how a man was injured in Scunthorpe

The 30-year-old man was found with injuries to his back, legs, chest and face close to an alleyway to the rear of Sheffield Street, at around 8.45pm yesterday. 

He was taken to Scunthorpe General Hospital for treatment.

Sheffield Street
Google

The grim picture facing many of our coastal towns

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

A report says that people living in seaside towns are more likely to be poorly educated, unemployed, unemployable, lacking in ambition, claiming benefits and living in shared house. 

That comes from a report, commissioned by the British Hospitality Association who want to see a 'Seaside Tsar' appointed to help Britain's forgotten seaside towns fight back from decades of decay.

Crowds in Bridlinton by the sea front
BBC

In our area, 220,000 people are employed in the tourism industry which contributes £177 million to the region's economy.   

The British Hospitality Association say if a 'Seaside Tsar' was appointed they would help tackle social and housing problems, improve education and training and help encourage business and investment to help breath new life into our coastal towns.

BreakingLarge police presence in Malm Street in Hull

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

Humberside Police have responded to calls for help in the Malm Street area (pictured) of Hull. 

Eye witness reports suggested a heavy police presence in the area. 

A force spokesman confirmed they they were called to help a woman in her 60s, who is unhurt and now in the care of officers.

Malm Street in Hull
Google

Headlines across Northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

  • Bridlington born MP Angela Eagle launches her Labour leadership bid
  • Seaside communities struggling to survive - now there are new proposals to improve coastal towns in Northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire
  • The NSPCC is planning to close its branch in Hull, ending services it provides to families at the centre
  • Hull wins worldwide attention as thousands of people strip off for the largest naked art installation in the UK (pictured)
People painted blue with their clothes on after the photo shoot in Hull
Reuters

Could today be deadline day for Hull City buyers?

BBC Humberside Sport

The future of Hull City could become clearer this week with potential buyers understood to have been set a deadline of today to submit their final bids. 

American businessman Peter Grieve is still believed to be heading up the leading group in takeover talks.

Weather: a dry afternoon for most of us

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Any rain will tend to ease as we head towards the afternoon, with plenty of sunny or at least bright spells. 

Feeling fresher with highs today of between 20C (68F) and 18C (64F).

Tonight will be largely dry with just a few isolated showers remaining. 

Lows of 12C (54F). 

Weather graphic
BBC

Sea of Hull crosses the Humber

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

We've been talking about Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' but did you know there was a second secret photo shoot in Barton on Sunday, involving 350 people.

The New York artist wanted a picture that captured the Humber Bridge. 

Here's a sneak peek:

Spencer Tunik taking photos and two lines of naked people holding hands with the Humber Bridge in the background
Hull Culture and Leisure

As a location, Barton brought together the natural landscape of the banks of the river, the dominating man-made structure of the bridge itself, and the view of Hull across the water."

Spencer TunickArtist

BreakingAndrea Leadsom quits Conservative leadership race

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Andrea Leadsom has pulled out of the two-way contest to become the next Conservative Party leader and UK prime minister.

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Andrea Leadsom to 'quit Conservative leadership bid'

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Andrea Leadsom is expected to pull out of the two-way contest to become the next Conservative Party leader and UK prime minister, the BBC understands.

A source close to the energy minister said "the abuse has been too great".

Andrea Leadsom
AP

Mrs Leadsom was up against Home Secretary Theresa May in the race to succeed David Cameron as prime minister.

She apologised to Mrs May on Monday after suggesting being a mother made her a better candidate for the job.

Sport: Early kick off on 24 September for Grimsby Town at Mansfield

BBC Humberside Sport

It's a hard life for our man in Portugal

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

Our man in flip-flops and sun hat joins us live with the latest on Hull City from Portugal. 

Looks nice!

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If you want to get in touch with the show you can text 81333 and start your message with RH; email burnsy@bbc.co.uk; or call 01482 225959 or Grimsby 01472 340959.

Headlines across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

  • The former shadow business secretary, Angela Eagle (pictured), who was born in Bridlington, is to launch her challenge for the Labour leadership today
  • A 17 year old boy has been attacked outside his school prom in Hull
  • A petition to "Save The Ice Arena Coaches" is being handed in to Hull Culture and Leisure Limited at Hull City council today
Angela Eagle
BBC

Campaigners call for tougher sentences for drivers who cause death on the roads

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

There are calls this morning for tougher charges for drivers responsible for killing people on the road. 

At the moment people found to have caused a death on the road can be sentenced to as little as 26 weeks in prison and a survey in our area suggests 94% of people want drink or drug drivers who kill to be charged with manslaughter.

Police road block
BBC

Today, the road safety charity Brake is asking the government to review guidelines.  

Angela Eagle to launch Labour leadership bid

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Ex-shadow cabinet minister Angela Eagle (pictured) who was born in Bridlington, is to formally launch her leadership challenge against Jeremy Corbyn, saying she intends to 'save' the Labour Party.

She told the Daily Mirror she wanted to 'make the Labour Party relevant again'.

Angela Eagle
BBC

Another potential leadership contender, Owen Smith is to hold crisis talks with Mr Corbyn later, to 'avert a damaging contest' and a party split.

Mr Corbyn has refused to step down since losing the support of most of his MPs in a vote of no confidence.

Hull Student attacked at prom

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

A 17 year old student has had his nose broken after an attack at his school prom in Hull. 

It's being described by police as an unprovoked attack outside the Hull Royal Hotel on Ferensway at around 11.20pm on Saturday night.

Here's a picture of the man British Transport Police want to talk to in connection with the incident:

Picture of man the police want to talk to
British Transport Police

This was completely unprovoked attack on a young student who was simply out with his friends celebrating his school prom. We believe the man pictured may be able to help with our enquiries. Who is he? If you recognise him please contact us"

Detective Sergeant Paul KazimierczykBritish Transport Police

If you've got any information you can contact British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40, or text 61016, quoting reference 209 of 7/7.

A sea of blue in Hull

Lizzie Rose

BBC Radio Humberside

We've been talking about it for ages now and finally it happened over the weekend. 

Thousands of people stripped off in Hull and posed nude for a mass photograph as part of the City of Culture celebrations. 

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It was by the renowned artist Spencer Tunick who asked members of the public to paint themselves blue for the specially commissioned work called 'Sea of Hull.'  

sea of Hull
BBC

You'll be able to see the finished work in the Ferens Art Gallery in 2017.

Hull NSPCC to close

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

The NSPCC is to planning to close its branch in Hull, ending services it provides to families at the centre.

The charity says it's part of a national review into the number of buildings it uses, and jobs could be lost.

Child on a roundabout
BBC

It says it will "safely end" existing programmes with families at the centre, and try to reach more children through its work in schools. 

A consultation with staff is under way.

Listen: One day you will read a book that will change your life

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

We're talking about your favourite book from when you were a child this morning and what you think every kid should read. 

A BBC Local Radio poll reckons that most adults think children should read Harry Potter. 

The Love to Read campaign and Awesome Authors initiative is celebrating the pleasure of reading.

Children's author Stan Cullimore told us why reading matters:

Children's author Stan Cullimore talks about the joys of reading

Here's some books you think children should be reading:

Harry Potter by JK Rowling, The BFG by Roald Dahl, To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, The Famous Five by Enid Blyton, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien and The Bible

Key Hull bus route reopens today

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

Carr Lane in Hull is open to buses again this morning.

It's been four months since the busy city centre route closed to traffic while regeneration work took place.

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From today buses can use stops at Monument Bridge and Telephone house - but only going in a westerly direction.

The council say the improvements should last for at least 20 years.   

Headlines across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

The top stories across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire this morning include:

  • A campaign calling for tougher sentences for drivers who cause death on the roads is being backed by a Yorkshire woman
  • The British Hospitality Association say a 'Seaside Tsar' should be appointed to help the survival of East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire's coastal towns
  • Carr Lane (pictured) - a main road and key bus route in Hull city centre - is to re-open today
Bus driving down Carr Lane
BBC

Weather: a cloudy start with some rain

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Here's a look at the weather with me, Owain Wyn Evans:

Our live coverage across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Morning, Gill here with all your news, weather, sport and travel across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire. I'll be with you until 18:00.

Did you? I didn't! 

It's what everyone's talking about... thousands of naked blue people.

Yes, it was the Sea of Hull photo shoot by artist Spencer Tunick this weekend. 

Naked people painted in different shades of blue, filling a Hull street
Reuters

Did you take part? If you want to send us your photos or let us know what it was like, you can email us or get in touch via Facebook or Twitter.