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Summary

  1. Updates on Wednesday 27 July 2016
  2. Plans for 750 new homes in Hull given conditional approval
  3. Hundreds of jobs created as part of £11 million investment in Humber

Live Reporting

By Kimberley Metcalfe

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye: Five things we learnt today

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

Thank you for joining us on our live feed across East Yorkshire and the Humber today. I'm back with you tomorrow morning from 0800.

Lets look back at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning...

  1. You've got four days left to register to volunteer for Hull City of Culture 2017
  2. £11 million is coming to the Humber region to help fund six growth projects
  3. Match day prices for Hull City will now start at £9
  4. Parents are calling their children after Pokemon Go characters
  5. 750 new homes have been conditionally approved in north Hull 

And finally, we're in for a beautiful evening, enjoy it!

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Coming up on BBC Look North this evening

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Join Peter on BBC One at 1830 for all the latest news from across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. 

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Latest headlines this evening

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Here are your latest headlines for East Yorkshire and the Humber:

Pokemon Go to the rescue?

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

Pokemon Go in Hull is asking players if they want to get involved in litter collection around the city. 

This sounds like a fabulous idea!

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Evening weather: Warm and dry

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Warm and sunny this evening. Staying dry with clear spells overnight, temperatures 13C (55F)

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Chew it, bin it!

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

Look at this beautiful new paving covered in chewing gum, cigarette ends and litter. Lets all do our bit and try to keep our lovely city clean and tidy. 

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Planning application for 750 new homes has been given conditional approval

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

Plans for new homes in north Hull has gone ahead on the proviso developers can resolve the drainage and flood risk issues across the site. Failure to do so will result in a refusal.

The Wawne View development is in two phases and could see up to 1,600 homes being built over all. 

The planning committee were generally satisfied with the Wawne View development proposals. The development is offering a good mix of residential properties, which will add to the positive growth of the northern area of the city”.

Alex CoddHull City Planning Manager

Travel: Train cancellation due to fault

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

Good evening rail passengers. 

Take note, if you're planning on travelling from Bridlington to Hull shortly you may not get very far. 

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Man suffered serious injuries at the Mariners game on Saturday

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

A 46-year-old man suffered multiple injuries in an unprovoked attack following Saturday’s Grimsby Town v Sheffield United match. 

Police are keen to speak to anyone who walked along the sea front from Fuller Street towards Suggitts Lane after Saturdays home match.

The victim was found by police officers at around 5.45pm on a grassed area, approximately 100m from the Suggitts Lane railway crossing.

Mao of Suggits lane in Grimsby
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He remains in hospital in a serious condition. Police say the route was taken by numerous people leaving Blundell Park following the match.

Hull City Tigers: Matchday prices confirmed

BBC Humberside Sport

The Tigers have confirmed matchday ticket prices for their return to the Premier League in the 2016/17 season.

Tickets for the opening game of the season with champions Leicester City will go on sale from 9am tomorrow.

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Plans given conditional approval for major development in Hull

BBC Radio Humberside

Political reporter Sarah Sanderson is at the application meeting for a major development in Hull.

We'll keep you updated throughout the afternoon. 

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Specialist service for children with mental health problems gets go ahead

Victoria Holland

BBC Look North

Families with children who have mental health problems have been helping to plan a new specialist service at a meeting today. 

NHS England has agreed to develop a new hospital after a long campaign by parents. 

The closure of hospital beds at the Westend Unit in Hessle three years ago has led to dozens of children being sent miles away for treatment. 

These parents have fought for the service. 

Afternoon weather: Sunny spells, feeling warm

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

We should continue to see broken cloud and sunny spells throughout the afternoon. 

Feeling warm in the sun with highs of 23C (73F) and it'll continue to stay dry into this evening.  

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Just when you think you've heard it all...

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

Anyone else not really understanding this Pokemon Go craze? 

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St Williams care home in East Yorkshire could be included in Goddard Inquiry

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Campaigners who want a public inquiry into child abuse at the old St Williams care home near Market Weighton have now won the backing of Leeds MP, Hilary Benn. 

He's written to Judge Lowell Goddard asking her to include the cases in her investigations into historical child abuse. 

James Carragher, former principal and Anthony McCallen, chaplain at St Williams were both jailed earlier this year for child sex offences.

Hilary Benn MP will join Peter later this evening on Look North.

Two men jailed for sexual offences
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James Carragher (L) and Anthony McCallen (R)

Latest headlines this lunchtime

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Here are your latest headlines for East Yorkshire and the Humber:

  • Andrew Percy MP says he's confident he can put the North of England on an international platform as it's announced £11m will be shared between six projects in the Humber
  • Humberside Police launches a campaign to stop hate crime. The force has started a campaign with four local councils to say enough is enough  
  • Officers investigating the unexplained death of a man in Grimsby want to speak to a man and a woman who raised the alarm

Humberside take a stand against hate crime

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Humberside Police says it will not tolerate hate crime. 

The force has started a campaign with our four local councils to say enough is enough. 

Some victims have told them they've been punched and spat at, others say their cars have been damaged and windows smashed. 

Officers are reassuring victims that they will be taken seriously and it's not something they have to put up with.

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Fixtures announced for super 8s

BBC Humberside Sport

The full list of fixtures for the Super 8s are out.

The 24 teams have been divided into three groups of eight, with Hull FC playing in the top Super 8 group and Hull KR playing in the Middle 8s

Have a look at who Hull KR and Hull FC are up against. 

Fixtures for the super 8s
Hull FC Hull KR

Time is ticking for volunteers to sign up for 2017

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

If you want to volunteer during the opening week of Hull City of Culture 2017 then you better hurry up! 

It's your last chance as applications close on Sunday 31 July.

If you apply after this time you'll go into the third phase of volunteers, with shifts starting in the spring.

You can find out all you need to know here.

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Your pictures: Blue skies in Goole

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

The cloud is starting to break and slowly but surely the sunshine seems to be creeping through across East Yorkshire.

This came from Weather Watcher Boothferry Brian, taken just a couple of hours ago.

I love seeing your photos, please send them to me here.

Weather picture in Goole
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Police appeal for man and woman who raised the alarm following suspicious death

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

Officers investigating the unexplained death of a man in Grimsby are keen to speak to a man and a woman who raised the alarm.

Police were called to the former art college on Eleanor Street, following reports of the death of a man in his 40s.

The death is not being treated as suspicious however, officers establishing the circumstances are keen to speak to a man and woman who alerted staff at the nearby Booth Life House, before leaving the area.

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Weather: A cloudy start with heavy showers

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A rather cloudy start to the day with some fairly heavy showers passing through. 

Throughout the morning these will clear leaving some sunny spells and feeling pleasantly warm in the sun with highs of  23C (73F)

Andrew Percy MP signs growth deals

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

I'm at King George Dock in Hull as Andrew Percy MP, Minister for local growth and the Northern Powerhouse signs the memorandum for the Humber Enterprise Zone.

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Latest headlines: Over £11m to be invested in six local projects and major development plans could be approved

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the latest headlines across East Yorkshire and the Humber:

  • Over £11m will be shared between six local growth projects in the Humber region 
  • Plans could be approved today for a major development in Hull, which could see up to 1,600 homes being built
  • A lorry driver is in hospital after suffering what police are describing as a medical episode at the wheel of his vehicle on the A63

Weather: Be safe in the sun

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

As Abbie said earlier, the cloud will break up and we will see some sun later today.

Have a look at the pictures below and you'll see the UV levels are high across the region so make sure you get some cream on.

The good news is the pollen levels have decreased slightly.... although there's still a lot of sneezing happening around the office this morning! 

UV levels and Pollen levels for the day
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Listen: Lord Haskins speaks about investment in the Humber

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

This morning I spoke to Lord Haskins, Chair of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership about the new investment in the Humber.

Six new local growth projects have been approved and over £11m will be spent to support the region's visitor economy, energy sector, transport infrastructure and reducing the risk of floods.  

He told me that in the light of Brexit the money will be very helpful. 

Plans could be approved today for 1600 homes in North Hull

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

There's an area of Hull that is expanding so rapidly there are concerns about its impact on flooding, traffic, services and even wildlife. 

The Kingswood estate has already seen the addition of a village centre with more shops and a bigger trail park as well as more housing. 

Today a decision is expected on major plans for the area between Kingswood and North Bransholme, which could see up to 1,600 homes built. 

Local residents told me they'll fight plans all the way. 

Fields and local residents
BBC

Rugby: New signing for Hull KR

BBC Humberside Sport

We understand Hull KR have signed Bradford forward Danny Addy for next season. 

The 25-year-old is a Scotland international.   

Danny Addy
BBC

Incident on A63 eastbound

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

A lorry driver is in hospital after what police are describing as a medical episode at the wheel of his vehicle on the A63. 

Police were called to the scene just before 0745 this morning as other drivers were concerned for his safety.

The eastbound carriageway of the A63 was blocked for a time on the approach to the Humber Bridge, but is now flowing freely. 

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Listen: £11m to be invested in the Humber

Lizzie Rose

BBC Radio Humberside

We're hearing this morning that over £11 million will be invested in the Humber, after six new projects for local growth have been approved.

The money has come via the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership, using the government's local growth fund and public and private funding. 

Each of our council areas will get money and hundreds of jobs will be created.

Andy Masters has more.  

Latest headlines: A man has been injured following collision on Holderness road and 1,600 new homes could be approved in Hull

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the latest headlines across East Yorkshire and the Humber: 

  • A 24-year-old man's been injured following a collision on Holderness Road earlier this morning. Police have closed Holderness Road while they carry out investigations
  • Plans could be approved today for a major development in Hull, which could see up to 1,600 homes being built
  • £11 million is coming to the Humber region to help fund sixth growth projects

Travel: A165 Holderness road closed both ways

BBC Travel

A165 Holderness Road in both directions closed due to accident between A1033 Mount Pleasant and Barnsley Street.

We'll keep you updated with the latest through the morning.

Map of Holderness Road in Hull
BBC

Good morning: Live updates for East Yorkshire and the Humber

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

Good morning on this wet Wednesday and welcome to today's live coverage for East Yorkshire and the Humber on 27 July.

I'll be with you until 1800 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from around our area. 

As always we love to hear from you, please get in touch about anything at all. 

PS: Don't forget your brolly!