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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Monday
  2. Live updates on Friday 12 August 2016

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Five things we didn't know this morning

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Congratulations! You've made it to the end of East Yorkshire and Humber Live and of another week. 

We'll be back with all the latest from across the region on Monday at 0800 BST. 

For now I'm going to leave you with five things we've learnt today:

  1. Virgin Rail and RMT Union clash over strikes and safety concerns
  2. Hull City Council is making a further £2.2m worth of cuts
  3. Street drinking remains a problem in Grimsby despite new powers to prevent it
  4.  Bridlington is holding it's first ever coble festival  
  5. One of Europe's biggest space conferences is coming to Hull next year

Traffic and travel: Accidents on A63 causing delays

BBC Travel

Two accidents are adding to the usual congestion in East Yorkshire this Friday rush hour.

An accident has blocked the eastbound carriageway of the A63 in North Ferriby between the Melton Old Road junction and the Ferriby High Road junction.

There's also disruption on the A63 out of Hull between the Ferriby High Road and Clive Sullivan Way because of an accident involving three vehicles earlier on.

A festival to celebrate traditional fishing boats

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Bridlington is gearing up for the first ever coble festival this weekend. 

Nine sailing cobles will be in the resort, one is being brought over from Cornwall especially.

Council cuts cause anger

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

As the Labour run Hull City Council announce more planned cuts of £2.2m the Lib Dems have attacked it as a panic move.

The council say they have to make difficult decisions on the back of a very tough funding position and will continue to plan and budget to maintain vital services.

You can hear more on BBC Radio Humberside after 1700 when Andy Comfort will be joined by Lib Dem Cllr Adam Williams and Labour Cllr Daren Hale.

The council faces a very significant challenge to maintain services in the face of major cuts in government funding."

Brendan ArnoldDirector of Finance, Infrastructure and Transformation

Conservatory crash in Keyingham

Katy Austin

BBC Look North

Extraordinary scene in Keyingham where a car ploughed into a conservatory last night.

The residents were upstairs at the time. 

Police have said driver was arrested and treated for minor injuries.

More on Look North later.

Crash scene
BBC

Hot off the press

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull's Freedom Festival is fast approaching and the full guide is now available.

Pocket sized but packed full!

Freedom Festival leaflets
Hull City Council

Banned East Yorkshire horse dealer jailed

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

An East Yorkshire woman has been jailed for 20 weeks for neglecting horses.

Sarah Jane Harrison, 40, from Harlthorpe near Howden was found guilty of breaching a previous ban on keeping horses.

RSPCA officials who visited her yard found the horses had been living in filthy conditions and without sufficient food or water.

More on the train strike

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Virgin Trains, which runs services between Hull, Lincolnshire and London, is promising a normal timetable during RMT strike action. 

The union announced they are to stage three 24-hour strikes over jobs, working conditions and safety.

Virgin Trains is making changes to "customer-facing roles". 

In a statement the company said this will have no impact on safety, and will result in a better experience for customers.

The changes we are making are part of the customer-centric revolution we have planned for the east coast. We guarantee that there will be no compulsory redundancies, no impact on safety and a full timetable in place during the walk-outs."

David HorneManaging Director for Virgin Trains on the east coast

Your headlines this afternoon

Louise Jackson

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire newsroom:

  • Hull City Council are letting people down with more cuts according to one of the opposing Lib Dem councillors
  • The rail minister condemned strike action on Virgin Trains East Coast 
  • An East Riding woman has been jailed for 20 weeks for neglecting horses

Hull City: Team news

Matt Dean

BBC Radio Humberside

I've been at Hull City's press conference ahead of their Leicester City opener tomorrow. 

The club's caretaker manager Mike Phelan says Jake Livermore will play at centre-back tomorrow for Hull City AFC against Leicester.

Mike Phelan
BBC

Hull City v Leicester: Are you going to the match?

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Police are reminding supporters to get to the KCOM Stadium in plenty of time tomorrow.

KCOM Stadium
BBC

We advise you make sure you have your ticket in advance and those coming to support Leicester know exactly where to go so you are at the ground in plenty of time and not rushing as traffic may be heavier than usual due to roadworks in the area."

Supt Tracy BradleyHumberside Police

Traffic and travel: Train delays

BBC Travel

Allow extra travelling time on if you're planning to use the trains between Hull and London today.

There are major delays following after an incident at Newark North Gate earlier.

First Hull Trains says delays are up to 90 minutes and tickets being accepted on East Midlands Trains services.  

First Hull trains
BBC

The line towards Doncaster is now open with trains being able to run through the area at extreme caution.

The line towards to London is still closed whilst a the damaged train is towed away.

More council cuts for Hull

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Another £2.2m of cuts are on the table for Hull City Council.

Hull's Labour-run local authority will discuss these savings at a meeting next week.

Areas which could be affected include children's centre's, subsidies for bus routes and staffing levels within trading standards and Hull's Advice Service, which offers help on issues such as housing, debt and benefits.

Hull's Guildhall
BBC

It's in addition to the £8m of cuts announced last month which are currently being considered.  

The council has blamed a lack of government support for having to tighten its budget.

A perfect day for hanging out your washing

BBC Weather Watchers

It's warm, dry and windy today. 

A fact that Weather Watcher Sheree's daily view in Flamborough is clearly taking advantage of!

Washing hanging out in Flamborough
Sheree's daily view

Weather: Dry with good sunny spells

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

We'll continue to see sunny spells where it'll feel warm in the sun. 

Largely dry and settled today but feeling quite breezy with a westerly wind and highs of 22C (72F).

Weather graphic
BBC

Your headlines this lunctime

Louise Jackson

BBC Radio Humberside

Headline from our East Yorkshire and Humber newsroom:

  • Hull City Council says further cuts of £2m are on the cards
  • Workers on Virgin Trains East Coast have announced three 24-hour strikes
  • There are claims of a growing street drinking issue in Grimsby town centre

Hull City: No new signings confirmed

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull City's caretaker manager Mike Phelan has confirmed that there will be no new signings ahead of tomorrow's Premier League opener against Leicester City. 

Phelan was placed in temporary charge after Steve Bruce resigned during the summer. 

The club remains up for sale and supporters are planning a demonstration against the owners before tomorrrow's game.

Mike Phelan
Getty Images

Silo fire at Melton

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

A 50ft tall silo containing hessian sacks is on fire in Melton.

Fire crews from Brough and West Hull are currently dealing with incident on Gibson Lane. 

Humberside Fire and Rescue say there is no immediate danger.

Map
Google

Meanwhile, be careful if you're passing through Brigg. A crew is there helping to remove dangerous glazing from a house in Wrawby Street.

Virgin Trains East Coast: Strike action announced

BBC Travel

If you are planning to travel to London by train next Friday be aware that cancellations are likely.

RMT Union members that work at Virgin Trains East Coast have voted to strike on 19, 26 and 29 August and will ban overtime for 48 hours from 27 August.

If the strikes go ahead it is likely that services will be disrupted.

Ooh ah me hearties!

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Did you know it's Talk Like A Pirate Day next month?

Who cares when you can dress like one this weekend!

Red Betty and Buccaneer Bess
BBC

Just met the amazing Red Betty and Buccaneer Bess from Withernsea Pirates who are gearing up for the Withernsea Pirate Festival this weekend!

Traffic and travel: Delays on the trains

BBC Travel

First Hull Trains are currently at a standstill southbound between Doncaster and Grantham because of an incident at Newark North Gate.

Emergency services are dealing with the incident with delays of up to 60 minutes to journeys between the stations.

Hull Trains
BBC

Also causing problems for Grand Central and Virgin Trains East Coast.

Space: The cultural frontier

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

One of the biggest space science conferences in Europe is coming to Hull.

Around 500 scientists will be in the city next summer for the 2017 National Astronomy Meeting.

Saturn
BBC

Full details have not yet been announced but there will also be public lectures as part of the City of Culture programme.

Double amputee to race a mile on new legs

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Meet Alan Rayment from North Lincolnshire. 

He is doing something quite amazing today.

Alan Rayment
Alan Rayment

Alan had both his legs amputated 18 years ago but will take his first steps in a competitive race today.

He's no stranger to competition but it is usually in a wheelchair. 

Tonight he'll take part in the Super Mile at Normanby Hall on prosthetic legs.

Alan is doing all this to raise money for a hand-cycle for a disabled friend. You can support him here.

Your headlines this morning

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our East Yorkshire and Humber newsroom:

  • Some residents and businesses in Grimsby say there's a growing problem of street drinkers despite recent laws to tackle the issue
  • Tactics to protect the Humber region from flooding are being discussed today
  • Bridlington is gearing up for the first ever coble festival at the weekend

Flood problems discussed at meeting

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

New ways to protect North and East Yorkshire from flooding will be discussed at a meeting in York today. 

Representatives from councils, as well as the Environment Agency and National Farmers' Union, will look at the problems of previous floods and share ideas for the future.

Flooded Hessle in December 2013
BBC

Hull City: Takeover close

BBC Humberside Sport

The sale of Hull City looks a significant step closer this morning. 

We understand the club's key sponsors and significant business partners have been told a takeover by Chinese investors is close.

It's understood the potential owners have a net worth in excess of £2 billion.

Hull City fans in the crowd
Getty Images

Watch: Abbie Dewhurst with this morning's weather forecast

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Getting off to a dry start, should stay settled, sunny and warm throughout the day.

Is street drinking a problem in North East Lincolnshire?

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Public Space Protection Orders were adopted across seven parts of Grimsby last year which can see people fined up to £500 for behaving in an anti-social way while drinking.   

In that time just two fines have been issued.

Street drinking
BBC

The council claim the policy is working as a deterrent but not everyone agrees.

Liberal Democrat councillor Steve Beasant says street drinking is still a big problem.

When there's a group of 10 or so on a street corner that is enough for me for it to be a problem for local residents. I've had people come to my ward surgery quite regularly about the problem and residents are just not happy."

Steve BeasantLib Dem Councillor

Resort ready for Coble festival

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

I'm in Bridlington this morning ahead of the resort's first sailing coble festival this weekend.

The traditional fishing boats were used for centuries on the Yorkshire and North-East coasts of England.

Bridlington harbour
BBC

Weather: Dry with sunny spells

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Today is getting off to a dry start with some cloud and should stay settled, sunny and warm throughout the day. 

Feeling quite breezy with a westerly wind and highs of 22C (72F). 

Weather graphic
BBC

Your headlines this morning

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this morning from our East yorkshire and Humber newsroom:

  • More needs to be done to stop street drinkers causing problems in North East Lincolnshire says a councillor
  • A meeting today will discuss the best way to protect the Humber from flooding
  • The biggest gathering of traditional sailing cobles for years is taking place in Bridlington this weekend  

Traffic and travel on Friday morning

BBC Travel

No incidents on the roads this morning

Just the usual congestion in Hull this morning on Mount Pleasant, The Daltry Street Flyover and Queen Street.

Join us for today’s Live coverage

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Good morning and welcome to BBC Hull and East Yorkshire Live on Friday 12 August. I’m Clare and I’ll be bringing you the latest news, sport and travel from across the area throughout the day. Please get in touch and let us know what's happening where you are by emailFacebook or Twitter.