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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 24 August 2016

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Goodbye and five things we learned

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Thank you for joining us on our live feed across East Yorkshire and the Humber today. 

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

  1. More than £36m has been secured to improve flood defences in Hull.  
  2. Hull City Council says its two largest services remain a significant cause for concern in terms of its overspend. 
  3. The owner of the Cleethorpes Donkeys says he's considered taking the animals away from the resort after their enclosure was vandalised.   
  4. Australian artist and sculptor Ron Mueck will present his work at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull next year.  
  5. Scientists at Hull University have created a Digital image of Amy Johnson.   

If you need something to help you relax this evening the Maritime Museum have tweeted this soothing sound of the whale song.

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Map of Hull flood defence works revealed

Jill Archbold

BBC Look North

The Environment Agency has published a map to show where work will be carried out to improve flood defences along the River Hull.

It was announced today that Hull would get £36m to build and repair flood defences.

Flood repair map
Environment Agency

Weather for East Yorkshire and the Humber: A cloudy overnight with rain

BBC Weather

Becoming rather cloudy for most overnight, with a chance of showery outbreaks of rain spreading northwards through the region during the early hours in particular.

Weather
BBC

Hull City's David Meyler make Republic of Ireland squad

David Meylor makes Republic of Ireland squad
BBC

Ambulance response times in East Yorkshire in spotlight

Jo Makel

BBC Look North

Ambulance response times in parts of East Yorkshire have declined over the first six months of this year.  

Graham Stuart, the MP for Beverley and Holderness, says he has been given figures which show just half of emergencies were responded to within the target of eight minutes.  

Yorkshire Ambulance Service say they aim to reach all patients as quickly as possible, but demand is increasing.  

Jo Makel reports: 

Traffic and travel News: Bus fire blocking Hull road

BBC Travel

  • A165: Summergangs Road in Hull blocked in both directions between James Reckitt Avenue and the A165 Holderness junction because of a bus fire. 
A165 blocked both ways
BBC

This photo was sent into Radio Humberside by Dan Cox.

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Labour MP Diana Johnson says LibDems shouldn't criticise council overspend

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Labour and Hull North MP Diana Johnson has sent these tweets after Liberal Democrat Councillors criticised the city council for overspending on its budget.

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North Lincolnshire woman dies after car crash

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

A woman from North Lincolnshire has died after a car crash near Caistor on Sunday.

73-year-old Marlene Hadley, 73,  from North Killingholme died from her injuries.

Four other people were injured in the crash. Three suffered serious injuries and two others minor injuries.

Robert Snodgrass delighted with Hull City goal

BBC Humberside Sport

Council Deputy leader insists 'books will be balanced'

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The deputy leader of Hull City Council says the authority aims to balance the books before the end of the year 

A report from The Director of Finance at the council says the authority is not financially viable if overspending continues at its current rate.

His comments specifically relate to its largest two services; Adult Social Care and Children's Safeguarding 

But deputy leader Darren Hale says although the report shows a predicted overspend now, the council has plans to decrease that by the end of the year:

Hull City progress into next round of EFL Cup

BBC Humberside Sport

Adama Diomande scored twice as Hull City battled past League Two's Exeter City in the EFL Cup second round.

The hosts took the lead with Jake Taylor's stunning long-range strike but Diomande equalised for the Premier League side within two minutes.

Joel Grant fired wide for the Grecians before Diomande turned and finished in the area for his second.

Substitute Robert Snodgrass' late 25-yard free-kick secured the Tigers' place in round three.

Adama Diomande scored twice
PA

Cleethorpes Donkey enclosure vandalised

Gemma Dawson

BBC Look North

The owner of the Cleethorpes Donkeys says he's considered taking the animals away from the resort after their enclosure was vandalised. 

All but two of the donkeys were chased from their pens on Monday night. 

Their owner John Nuttall say the animals were traumatised by the experience.

On Drive this afternoon

BBC Radio Humberside

  • Hull gets £36m of government cash to protect the city from flooding. What is the reaction frome people living locally?  
  • We'll talk to the owner of the Cleethorpes beach donkeys after their enclosure was vandalised. 
  • And listen to the North Ferriby woman about to swim the River Solent in preparation for swimming the channel.

Join Jame Hoggarth on Radio Humberside from 15:00 BST.

Weather for East Yorkshire and the Humber

BBC Weather

Here's the weather with Keeley

Here's the weather with Keeley

East Yorkshire MP criticises ambulance response times

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart says ambulance response times are getting worse.

He says times have "slumped sharply" in the first half of this year and he claims there was a sharp decline in Beverley, Hornsea and Withernsea too. 

It comes a week after Yorkshire Ambulance Service apologised after an ambulance took more than an hour to reach an eighty-five year old woman who fell and hurt herself in Market Weighton.

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service says they aim to reach all patients as quickly as possible, but demand is increasing.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service response times have been criticised
Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Computer scientists create virtual Amy Johnson

Sarah Walton

Reporter, BBC Look North

On this day today: William Wilberforce was born in Hull

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

RNLI footage of 14-hour rescue

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

The RNLI have released this footage of their involvement in a 14 hour rescue of a lone yachtsman.

Your headlines this lunchtime

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our East Yorkshire & Humber newsroom:

  • Beverley MP Graham Stuart is calling on the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to improve response times across East Yorkshire
  • More than £36m has been secured to improve flood defences in Hull
  • Missing 13 year old Megan Schofield could be in Cleethorpes
  • Australian artist and sculptor Ron Mueck will present his work at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull next year 

Missing 13-year-old girl could be in Cleethorpes

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Missing Megan Schofield could be in Cleethorpes
BB

Woman robbed on Hull street

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

A woman has been robbed in Hull by a man who demanded money and her car keys.

A 48-year-old woman was targeted on Blackfrigate in Hull at 19:50 BST last night.

The woman handed over cash and her car keys.

The thief took the money and checked around inside the vehicle before fleeing.

Artist Ron Mueck to show work in Hull in 2017

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

Australian artist and sculptor Ron Mueck will present his work at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull next year. 

He is widely recognised for his striking, hyper-real sculptures which replicate the human figure at a greatly exaggerated or reduced scale. 

The sculptures will be shown alongside Spencer Tunick’s Sea of Hull, which recently attracted 3,200 people to take part in the largest nude installation in the UK.

The Ferens is an important cultural asset for Hull. Putting Mueck on show will be just one of the highlights in an outstanding series of exhibitions.

Martin GreenCEO and Director, Hull 2017
One of the sculptures from Ron Mueck
Ron Mueck

Humber lifeboat takes part in 14-hour rescue

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

The lifeboat crew in Spurn were involved in a 14-hour rescue on Tuesday when a lone yachtsman put a distress call in to the Humber Coastguard

A rescue helicopter was launched and found the disabled yacht  61 nautical miles offshore. 

A lifeboat crew went aboard to assess the man and the yacht's condition.

He was taken ashore and the boat was towed in. 

RNLI involved in 14 hour rescue
RNLI

Your headlines this morning

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our East Yorkshire & Humber newsroom:

  • An East Yorkshire MP has criticised the Yorkshire Ambulance Service over response times
  • More than £36m has been secured to improve flood defences in Hull
  • The deputy leader of Hull City Council says the authority aims to balance the books before the end of the year 

Scunthorpe United out of Cup ater Bristol City defeat

BBC Humberside Sport

Bristol City's Tammy Abraham scored in extra-time to knock out League One Scunthorpe in the EFL Cup second round.

Chelsea loanee Abraham came on as a substitute and scored his fifth goal in six games as he turned home Mark Little's assist in the 96th minute.

The Championship side led through Bobby Reid but Josh Morris levelled for Iron from the spot after Stephen Dawson was penalised.

Digital version of Amy Johnson created by Hull University

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

Scientists at Hull University have created a Digital image of Amy Johnson. 

Computer-generated and almost life-sized she will talk about her life as a flying pioneer in the children’s section of Hull Central Library. 

Digital Amy Johnson
Hull University

Amanda White is catching up with GBBO winner Nancy Birtwhistle

BBC Radio Humberside

Weather for East Yorkshire and the Humber

BBC Weather

Here's Owain with the weather

OnToday's Burnsy show

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

We're going for praise or grumble this morning. Who or what do you want to praise or have a grumble about?

Join us on Radio Humberside now.

Concerns of overspend at Hull City Council

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull City Council says its two largest services remain a significant cause for concern in terms of its overspend.

Director of Finance, Brendan Arnold, fears the council will not be financially viable unless improvements in spending are made in Adult Social Care and Children's Safeguarding.

The City's Safeguarding Manager is reporting an overspend of £7m by the end of the year. 

Sarah Sanderson has this report:

Your headlines this morning

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our East Yorkshire & Humber newsroom:

  • East Yorkshire MP says ambulance response times in Beverley and Holderness 'getting worse'
  • More than £36m has been secured to improve flood defences in Hull
  • Scientists at Hull University create 3D moving images of the Hull-born flying pioneer Amy Johnson

Hull secures £36m for flood defences

Paul Murphy

BBC Look North

More than £36m has been secured to improve flood defences in Hull.

Large areas were flooded when the river over-topped in 2007. Work is due to start in the Autumn.

Richard Hartley from the Environment Agency says the money will be spent on repairing flood walls and weak spots along the River Hull:

Traffic and travel News: Congestion on A166 Both ways

BBC Travel

  • A166 East Yorkshire: slow moving traffic on the A166 in both directions in Stamford Bridge.
Congestion on A166
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Join us for today’s Live coverage

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Good morning and welcome to Local Live for East Yorkshire and the Humber  on Wednesday 24 August.

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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