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  1. Live updates have finished on Friday 2 September 2016

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Goodbye: Five things we learned today

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Thanks for being with us today. Have a lovely weekend.

We'll be back at 0800 on Monday.

In the meantime lets look back at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning:

And enjoy the Freedom Festival in Hull!

Freedom Festival
Sean Spencer

Picture: How the weather is shaping up across the UK this weekend

BBC Weather

Rain and wind seems to sum up the weekend weather

Weather
BBC

Watch: Headlines from Peter ahead of Friday's Look North

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's Peter with tonight's headlines from the Look North newsroom.

Stories in full from 1830 on BBC One.

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Wildlife Trust resubmits plans for visitor centre

Paul Murphy

BBC Look North

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has said it intends to re-submit plans to build a visitor centre on the Spurn Peninsula. 

The original application for the project was rejected by East Riding Councillors two months ago following concerns about visual impact and flood risk. 

There has also been fierce public opposition to the plans - despite assurances from the Wildlife trust that the attraction could greatly enhance the local area. 

Spurn point
BBC

Okay so the weekend looks a washout, but looking brighter next week

Owain Wyn Evans

BBC Look East weather

It's looking like there could be a lot of rain on the horizon this weekend.

BUT let's not dwell on that.

Next week is promising to be a warmer week....

...not bad for September...

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Legal aid firm to double advice surgeries in Hull

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

A law firm in Hull is doubling the number of free legal advice surgeries to cope with what they describe as unprecedented demand. 

James Legal set up the monthly surgeries last year at The Freedom Centre in East Hull. 

Now they say they're so busy they're going to do them fortnightly and possibly even weekly. 

Legal Aid
BBC

Humberside Police encouraging officers to transfer to this area

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Humberside Police is advertising a number of posts where officers can transfer to the force from other areas.

They are looking to fill posts in Bridlington, Goole, Grimsby, Hull and Scunthorpe.

Recruitment
Humberside Police

Care unit closure after 'unsafe' report

Care home
BBC
Coniston Lodge, at Saltshouse Haven Residential and Nursing Home, is to close next week, Bupa said

A Hull care unit is to close after inspectors place a residential home in special measures.

Care home

Care unit closure after 'unsafe' report

A Hull care unit is to close after inspectors place a residential home in special measures.

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Picture: Plan ahead for Freedom

Here's a map of the Freedom Festival in Hull. 

Lots to see across the city.

Take a look and plan your weekend so you don't miss out on anything!

Map
Freedom Festival

Your headlines this afternoon

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

  • More than 100 people could lose their jobs at campuses run by Hull College
  • Part of a care home in Hull which has been rated inadequate is to close
  • Hull's Freedom Festival is expected to attracted tens of thousands of visitors

Warning over bogus bills

If you receive an emailed bill claiming to be from British Gas beware – it could be a cyber criminal looking to take over your computer and demand a ransom to unlock it.

There have been no reported victims in the Humberside force area to date.

However, the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau said a large number of incidents had been reported to Action Fraud in other areas of the UK.

Genuine emails from British Gas would only ever direct you back to the britishgas.co.uk website and will always be personalized. They will often also quote your British Gas account number.

Detective Constable Andy BanksHumberside Police
Police
Humberside Police

Broadcaster to speak to raise awareness aimed at tackling hate crime

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Broadcaster Stephanie Hirst is to speak at a free Hull event aimed at raising awareness of transphobia and tackling transphobic hate crime.

It is due to take place Friday 9 September at Hull University.

The day will include information on how to report a hate crime.

Since transitioning from Simon Hirst in late 2014, Stephanie has returned to broadcasting.

Poster
Humberside Police

Watch: A look ahead to the weekend forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Bad news - looks like it might be a wash out this weekend...

Abbie has the details

Traffic and Travel: Accident on Humber Bridge

BBC Travel

The Humber Bridge team say there's been an accident on the northbound carriageway.

It's currently affecting traffic.

They say they are keen to get things moving ASAP.

Bridge
Shane Jones

Watch: Families given 48 hours to find new care home for loved ones

Leanne Brown

BBC Look North

Relatives of people at a Hull care home say they're furious after claiming they've been given 48 hours to find their loved ones somewhere else to live.

Part of the Saltshouse Haven Residental Home is shutting after a damning report from inspectors found it was unsafe, didn't have enough staff and people weren't getting the right care. 

13 people are being moved out - their families say it's a scandal. 

CQC says Hull care home is inadequate

Listen: Young Ted plays for Freedom in Hull

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Getting involved in this years Freedom Festival is Ted...

...sounds pretty good to us.

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Picture: Beautiful skies last night

BBC Weather Watchers

Many of our BBC Weather Watchers captured the colourful skies last night.

This one was taken just after 2100 BST

Weather Watchers
Nick Hedges

Watch: BBC's Poldark returns this weekend

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

This weekend one of the BBC's most popular programmes returns to our screens thanks in part to a lot of East Yorkshire talent. 

Not only are lots of the horses used in Poldark from Howden, but one of the stars, Eleanor Tomlinson, grew up in Beverley. 

Peter Levy caught up with Eleanor during her busy schedule.

Peter Levy speaks to Eleanor Tomlinson

Picture: Capturing rehearsals for Freedom Festival

This is a great picture of rehearsals for Hull's Freedom Festival.

Photographer Sean Spencer captured the moment.

Freedom Festival
Sean Spencer

Watch: A sneak preview of what we can expect from 'Danbor Talka'

Danbor Talka aka Clash of Drums are one of 200 performances taking place at this years Freedom Festival in Hull.

This is what we can expect when the drummers perform later.

One of 200 performances at this years Freedom Festival

Watch: Maybe take a look at this before your lunch?

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

BBC Look North has been giving us unique access all week to parts of the region from above.

Using drone cameras tourism along the coast has been captured from upon high.

Anyone for a ride on a rollercoaster?

Hold onto your lunch...

Your headlines this lunchtime

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

School closure after bacteria found

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

 A Hull school has had to delay the start of it's academic year after bacteria was found in the water. 

Bridgeview Whitehouse School was due to open on Tuesday, but it will be closed until Thursday. 

Why was Hull care home specializing in dementia rated 'inadequate?'

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has rated a care home in Hull that accommodates people with dementia as 'inadequate'.

Unannounced inspections took place at the Saltshouse Haven Residential and Nursing Home in September and October last year by the health watchdog.

The findings, which have just been published, reveal:

  • Staff were not provided in enough numbers to meet the needs of the people who used the service.  
  • People’s medicines were not administered as prescribed 
  • Complaints were not recorded or resolved to the person’s satisfaction
  • People were not provided with varied and appropriate activities to meet their needs

Care home residents in Hull given 48 hours to leave

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Residents at a care home in Hull have been given 48 hours to leave. 

It's after a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found the standard of care at Saltshouse Haven is not good enough for patients who need nursing care.  

Bupa who run Salthouse say it's with deep regret that they're announcing the closure of their nursing care unit.

They are now looking at find residents a suitable new home to live in.

Dementia
BBC

Your headlines this morning

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Sport: Radford says players will need to overcome post Wembley slump

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull FC Coach Lee Radford says he can't predict how his players will react after their Wembley celebrations going into tonight's game with St. Helens. 

For the last three years the Challenge Cup winners have gone on to lose their next Super League match.

Radford says there's no secret to overcoming a post Wembley slump.

Hull FC
BBC

Picture: Drumming up for Freedom in Hull

Drummers from Danbor Talka (Clash of Drums) featuring drum groups from Spain, France and Hull.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to visit the Freedom Festival in Hull over the weekend.

Remember you can email us your Freedom Festival pictures.

Drummers
Sean Spencer

Listen: Hull College admits they are facing challenging times

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

It's been announced that Hull College is asking staff to consider taking voluntary redundancy.

Principle Graham Towse told David Burns on BBC Radio Humberside about the proposed restructure.

Hull College Group Principal Graham Towse on redundancy consultation.

Oliver and Amelia most popular baby names in our region

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

According to the Office of National Statistics (ONS) the most popular baby names in the Yorkshire and the Humber region are Oliver and Amelia.

Nationally, Amelia has been in the top spot since 2011 while Oliver became the most popular boys name in 2013.

Baby
Thinkstock

Listen: Proposed job losses at Hull college

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

Staff at Hull College are being as asked to consider taking voluntary redundancy.

Unions say they expect that 100 jobs will be cut.

The College has campuses in Hull, Goole and Harrogate.

We're still waiting for a response from Hull College on the news.

Julie Kelly on news that the college wants to cut 100 jobs.

Freedom festival facts

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

  • The festival was first held in 2007 as part of commemorations to mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British Empire's slave trade
  • Afterwards, it was agreed that a one-off anniversary event wasn’t enough; that Wilberforce’s legacy needed to be celebrated in Hull every year  
  • Hull MP William Wilberforce was a leading member of the campaign to abolish slavery
  • Last year saw 114,000 visitors bringing in £4 million pounds
  • The festival is now in its 9th year  
  • This year’s festival will feature more than 200 performances – from local, national and international stars
  • 20 works have been newly-commissioned for this years festival

(Source: Freedom Festival)

Drummers
Sean Spencer

Christmas comes to BBC Radio Humberside

BBC Radio Humberside

There are 113 days left until Christmas Day.

But it appears BBC Radio Humberside breakfast presenter Lizzie is getting in the mood already.

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Sport: Tickton's Edmund takes on Isner in US Open

BBC Sport

Kyle Edmund will play American John Isner today in the third round of the US Open. 

The player from Tickton in East Yorkshire impressed earlier in the week seeing off Ernesto Escobedo in straight sets.

Kyle Edmund
SNTV

Your views: Humber Bridge tolls frozen for five years

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

It's hoped that businesses in the region will benefit from the freeze on Humber Bridge Tolls. 

The fares were cut in half in 2012

Motorists pay £1.50 for a one-way car journey across the bridge or £1.35 for drivers using an electronic tag.  

Tolls for the Humber Bridge are to be frozen for the next five years, officials have announced.

You have been getting in contact on BBC Look North's Facebook Page.

I love going over the bridge every time I go over it gets better and better!

Carole

It's great news for my bank balance

Marc

Great news for the area

Adrian
Humber Bridge
BBC

Freedom Festival due to get underway in Hull

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

The Freedom Festival gets underway in Hull today with tens of thousands of people expected to attend 

It will see music, comedy and other cultural activities take place throughout the city centre over the weekend. 

Last year it brought more than 114,000 visitors to the city centre.

Freedom Festival
BBC

Your headlines this morning

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Watch: Friday's full weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A cloudy day with showers possible this afternoon

A cloudy day ahead with showers likely

Join us for today’s Live coverage

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Good morning and welcome to Local Live for Friday 2 September.

I'm Louise 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.

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