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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 8 September 2016

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Goodbye: Five things we learned today

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Thanks for joining me today on the live feed for East Yorkshire and Humber. We'll be back tomorrow morning from 08: 00 BST.

To round off the day lets take a look at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning.

  1. The sale of Hull City to a Chinese consortium looks doubtful
  2. The sad news that a Grimsby man murdered his wife before killing himself
  3. An inquiry is under way into the 'shared spaces' like those in Grimsby town centre
  4. Sixteen apprentices started working at Hull's Siemens factory
  5. And one of our Paralympians will be competing tonight in Rio (good luck!)

Thank-you for all the lovely pictures you've sent in today and yesterday evening, I've picked a few below.

Hull, Flamborough, Lissett
letsgetsnappy/david mark/nick hedges

Your headlines this evening

Sophia Ewen

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our East Yorkshire & Humber newsroom:

  • BBC Radio Humberside understands that a deal to sell Hull City which was thought to be close to completion won't now go ahead
  • A campaigner is preparing to give evidence to a Parliamentary committee about so-called shared spaces, like the one in Grimsby's Victoria Street
  • Police have said a man murdered his wife at their New Waltham home and then took his own life

Weather: Mostly dry evening

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Any isolated showers at first this evening should become confined to the hills, with most places dry overnight along with some clear periods. 

Weather Graphic
BBC

Hull Marathon attracts runners from as far afield as Mauritius

Sophia Ewen

BBC Radio Humberside

About 1,300 people have signed up so far to take part in Hull's Marathon. 

People are travelling from all over the country, and the event's attracted interest from people in Norway and Mauritius. 

There'll be extensive road closures when the marathon takes place on Sunday 18 September.

Runners
Thinkstock

Sport: Supporters Trust claim Assem Allam said deal was off

BBC Humberside Sport

We understand the sale of Hull City to a Chinese consortium is off. 

The club has denied this.

Hull City Supporters Trust Chairman Geoff Bielby says Assem Allam told him that the deal was off at a funeral today.

View more on twitter

Sport: Radford targets three wins for second silverware

Gwilym Lloyd

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull FC will lift the League leaders' shield for finishing top of the Super League table if they win their last three games of the season in the 'Super 8' competition. 

With this in mind coach Lee Radford has told me he's going to play his strongest possible team for those games starting tomorrow night at home to Wigan.

Hull's Ferens Art Gallery recieves painting from late Ian Askew

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

The Ferens Art Gallery has received a bequest from the late Ian Askew whose family were prominent in the city. 

Alderman Francis Askew served as Lord Mayor in 1916. 

From the other side of the family Joseph Rank who founded the Rank Hovis company was Ian Askew’s maternal grandfather 

The painting, which is a portrait of ‘Maria from Sterne’, 1777
Hull City Council

The artwork, which is a portrait of ‘Maria from Sterne’, 1777 (pictured) was created by Joseph Wright of Derby who is one of the most distinguished 18th century British landscape and portrait painters, and this is the first work by the artist to enter Hull’s collection.  

East Yorkshire pub wins award in Good Pub Guide

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

BreakingSport: Hull City sale off

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull businessman robbed in broad daylight

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

A 69-year-old man was robbed and his business takings stolen as he walked to his car on Walliker Street (pictured) on Thursday, 25 August at 13:00 BST

An unknown man snatched the bag from his hands and ran off. 

Walliker Street in Hull
Google

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Grimsby man murdered wife before killing himself

Stuart Harratt

BBC Local Live

Humberside Police said Stephen Arnold, 55, killed 46-year-old Karen Arnold at their home on Bude Close, in New Waltham (pictured) on Tuesday.

A post-mortem examination has taken place, but Humberside Police said it would not reveal how the couple died.

Detectives said they were "not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths".

The home on Bude Close, in New Waltham with police tape and flowers
BBC

These are tragic circumstances and specially trained family liaison officers are supporting the family of the couple... I am well aware of the public interest in the case, but I would urge the media to let the family grieve in peace. "

Bob ClarkDetective Chief Inspector at Humberside Police

Your headlines this afternoon

Sophia Ewen

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our East Yorkshire & Humber newsroom:

  • Three McDonald's in Grimsby have been targeted by thieves in the early hours 
  • Police are appealing for witnesses after an attempt to abduct a woman in South Cave yesterday evening
  • An inquiry's under way into what some people say are dangerous 'shared spaces' in Grimsby and other towns around the country

Rare chalk streams in our region damaged by weed

Sarah Walton

Reporter, BBC Look North

Wildlife experts say the ecosystem of rare chalk streams in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire could be irreversibly damaged by a fast growing weed. 

Himalayan Balsam (pictured) is a foreign plant that has spread across nearly the whole country.

Himalayan Balsam purple plant
BBC

Now scientists are hoping a new rust fungus will help to safely destroy the Balsam. 

MP enters Westminster competition

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull North MP Diane Johnson has entered the competition to find the best canine companion in Parliament.

View more on twitter

First custodial sentence for coercive control

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Humberside Police have made history being the first force to get a custodial sentence for coercive control offences using victimless prosecution.  

The 21-year-old victim was repeatedly beaten and verbally abused by her controlling 24-year-old boyfriend. She didn't want to prosecute but Humberside Police did and he recieved a jail sentence of 21 months.

This case is an excellent example of how successful both the new legislation and the use of victimless prosecution can be. It also highlights how here in Humberside we are working with the CPS to lead the way in successfully prosecuting these abusive and controlling individuals.”

Matt BaldwinPVP's Detective Superintendent Humberside Police

Sport: East Yorkshire cyclist to compete at Paralympics tonight

BBC Humberside Sport

This evening Adam Duggleby from Gilberdyke will be piloting Steve Bate in the Men's B Tandem Pursuit Final on the track.

Speaking before the Games Adam says the sport had come a long way in the last few years.

Yorkshire and Humber sees biggest rise in zero-hour contracts

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

The number of people on zero-hours contracts has risen, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Graph of zero-hours contracts
BBC

The figures show Yorkshire and the Humber saw the highest percentage point increase in zero-hours contracts from 2.1% to 3.4%.

Siemens apprentices see their new work place

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

Woman head-butted in Grimsby town centre

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

A 30-year-old woman has been punched and head-butted after getting into an argument with a man and woman near Lloyds Bar on Victoria Street.

The victim had a bleeding nose and suffered bruising and swelling to her eyes and cheek after the assault at noon on Monday.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Rise in sign ups for Grimsby Air Cadets

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Air Cadets in Grimsby have seen their ranks surge since the Armed Forces Day national event in Cleethorpes in the summer. 

Almost 200,000 people descended on Cleethorpes in June for the event, including the then Prime Minister David Cameron.

Red Arrows at Cleethorpes armed forces day
PA

195 Grimsby Squadron is now facing a recruitment overload, following the sign-up of 65 new cadets. 

Traffic and travel: M180 accident

BBC Travel

Slow traffic on the M180 westbound between J4, A15 (Scawby) and J3, M181 (Scunthorpe) because of an accident.

Travel map
BBC

Woman, 41, fights off attacker at South Cave

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

A 41-year-old woman fought off an attacker who tried to drag her along a pathway.

The woman was walking her dog on Church Hill Street yesterday evening when she was targeted.

The woman fought the man off before calling police.

The attacker is white, in his 60’s with grey hair and was wearing a blue hooded top and black tracksuit bottoms. 

He may have been using a white/grey coloured van.

£12.5m for mobile flood defences after Yorkshire and Cumbria floods

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

An official report on England's flood defences has recommended that £12.5m are invested on new temporary, mobile flood barriers and pumps.

Flooding
BBC

The government ordered the review in January, following floods in Cumbria and Yorkshire.

Hull MP and charity team up for Westminster Dog of the Year

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Labour MP for Hull North Diana Johnson and a Dogs Trust rescue dog will compete with other politicians and their canines to try and win the title of "Westminster Dog of the Year 2016".

Rescue dog
Dogs Trust

I am delighted to be entering a Dogs Trust rescue dog on behalf of Hull North as this is an excellent way of highlighting the work of Dogs Trust and some of the wonderful dogs that require a new home."

Diana JohnsonLabour MP for Hull North

Fall in complaints about Saltend sewage odour

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

There's been a fall in the number of complaints about odours from Yorkshire Water's Saltend waste water treatment plant.

Following £16m worth of engineering by Yorkshire Water, the number of complaints to East Riding Council has fallen from 249 in the summer of 2015 to four this year.

Sign at Yorkshire Water's sight
BBC

Your headlines this morning

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our East Yorkshire & Humber newsroom:

  • An official report on England's flood defences has recommended that £12.5m is invested on new temporary, mobile flood barriers and pumps
  • Shared spaces like the one in Grimsby are being investigated by a parliamentary committee because of safety concerns
  • Police are looking into reports a woman was attacked after an argument with a couple in Grimsby on Monday

Apprentices start at Hull's Siemens factory

Victoria Holland

BBC Look North

Sixteen apprentices started work at the new Siemens factory in Hull this morning.

Siemens factory
BBC

The Green Port site will make blades for off-shore wind farms. 

The firm has employed 500 in Hull so far.

Inquiry into controversial 'shared spaces'

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

An inquiry's under way into what some people say are dangerous "shared spaces" in Grimsby and other towns around the country.

View more on twitter

We contacted North East Lincolnshire Council for a response but no one was available.

Weather: A sunny day ahead

Clare Nasir

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Report on flooding across Yorkshire and Humber due today

Victoria Holland

BBC Look North

A long-awaited report into how Yorkshire and the Humber can be better protected from flooding is due out later this morning.

Floods
BBC

The National Flood Resilience Review is expected to look at how well towns, cities and villages stand up to severe flooding. 

It will also look at how local infrastructure would cope, including roads, electricity substations and bridges.

Sport: Hull judo player Chris Skelley targets Paralympic gold

BBC Humberside Sport

Skelley overcame career threatening hip dislocation to compete

Your headlines this morning

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our East Yorkshire & Humber newsroom:

  • An inquiry's under way into dangerous 'shared spaces' in Grimsby and other towns around the country
  • Fewer complaints bout smells from Saltend's waste water treatment plant near Hedon
  • A long-awaited report into flood protection for Yorkshire and the Humber due out 

Our Live coverage across East Yorkshire & Humber

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Good morning and welcome to our live page for Thursday 8 September.

I'm Caroline and I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the area throughout the day.

Thanks to Weather Watcher Sue for sending us a picture of the sunrise over Bridlington this morning - you'd be easily forgiven for thinking we were in Costa Del Sol!

Sea in Bridlington
Sue

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