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  1. Updates on Friday 17 March 2017

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By Folarin Sagaya

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Five things we learned today

Folarin Sagaya

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

That's all from me today, but we're back on Monday morning from 08:00.  

Your news, sport and weather updates will continue throughout the weekend.

Before I go, let's have a look at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning:

Watch: This evening's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Cloudy and mild but largely dry with just one or two outbreaks of rain. 

Strong winds easing later. Lows of 8C (46F).

Here's my forecast:

Roadworks at East Ravendale on Monday

Folarin Sagaya

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

The council is resurfacing the B1203 between the A18 Ashby Hill roundabout and the turn-off for Wold Newton at East Ravendale from Monday.

Map of roadworks area in North East Lincolnshire
Google

Other works taking place include the renewal of damaged kerbs, road markings and studs and will take place under full night time road closures between 19:00 and 06:00.   

North East Lincolnshire Council expects works to be completed by Tuesday 4 April 2017. 

It says advanced notification signs will be displayed to advise residents and motorists of the road closure and local diversions.. 

Listen: Mayor wades into row over Hornsea MIU

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

The Mayor of Hornsea Lee Walton says he's worried that the planned closure of the Minor Injuries Unit will put the future of the whole hospital in doubt.

Watch: Retiring lollipop lady talking about the people she'll miss

It's a story we've been following all day.

Margaret Cattle, a Cottingham lollipop lady, is hanging up her stick after 40 years on the job.

James Piekos from Radio Humberside caught up with her in the video below:

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Watch: Humberside force commended over reform of women offenders

The Humberside Police force is being held up as an example of how to reform and help women offenders. 

The force is among several in Yorkshire seeing a decline in arrest rates for women over a 12-month period, according to new figures from the Prison Reform Trust .

However, Lincolnshire Police is one of the forces seeing an increase during that same year.

Dr Tom Guiney, from the Prison Reform Trust, has commended Humberside's efforts:

Listen: Lollipop lady Margaret on how she got the job 40 years ago

Today's the last day on the job for an East Riding lollipop lady who's been helping children cross the road for 40 years.

Margaret Cattle works on the crossing of Southwood Road in Cottingham.

Here she explains how she got started all those years ago:

Listen: Countdown to urgent care services decision

As we've been reporting today, a final decision on the future of urgent care services in the East Riding is due to be taken next week.

A report recommends there should be three Urgent Care Centres based in Beverley, Bridlington and Goole hospitals, with three additional  appointment-only centres in Hessle, Withernsea and Driffield which will be open from 08:00 until 20:00.

Dr Gina Palumbo, chair of the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group, has told the BBC that Hornsea isn't thought to need an Urgent Care Centre:

Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart revealed he is against the decision and has backed taking up the issue with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Funeral of Yorkshire cricketer

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

The funeral of the Yorkshire Cricket player and president John Hampshire has been held.

John Hampshire
Getty Images

He was part of the White Rose side that won three successive County Championships between 1966 and 1968 and skippered the team in 1979 and 1980.    

John Hampshire was also an international umpire and scored 21,979 runs for the Headingley-based club.

He died at the beginning of the month aged 76, following a long illness.

Your headlines this afternoon

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside News

Here are the latest headlines from across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire so far today:

Watch: Hull school children's 'wheely' fast racing car

A racing car which has been built by school children and which can hit 15mph goes on display in Hull this weekend. 

Pupils from Eastfield Primary on Anlaby Road are taking part in Project Blyth, which will see more than 50 schools and colleges across the region race their vehicles in Hull this summer. 

They've been explaining more about their car which will be on show at Princes Quay from Saturday:

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Cleethorpes housing estate plans rejected

Plans for a new housing estate in Cleethorpes have been turned down by North East Lincolnshire planners.

Residents in Old Clee have been fighting the plans for 30 new houses for more than two years, and a second planning application has now been rejected.

Chairman of the residents action group and North East Lincolnshire councillor Matthew Patrick has welcomed the news:

Grimsby kids get free cereal thanks to charity and football club

Thousands of boxes of cereal have been handed out to schools and charities in North East Lincolnshire. 

The His Church charity has teamed up with Grimsby Town football club in a bid to to try and get children to eat more healthily and also take part in sport. 

Richard Humphrey, from the His Church charity says he hopes it will "inspire" children in our region:

Hull animal centre gets spring clean

The Animal Education Centre in Hull's East Park will close from Monday 19 March for essential maintenance work.

East Park, Hull
Ian S/Geograph

The work will take three weeks and will include a repaint of the centre, spring clean and repairs, according to Hull City Council.

It's expected to be open in time for the Easter Holidays.

The park's other facilities like the outdoor gym, fishing lake and bowling green are not affected. 

This afternoon's weather forecast

BBC Weather

Outbreaks of rain will spread down from the north west along with strong winds. 

Rain will be heaviest and most persistent over higher ground in the west of the region with drier spells elsewhere. Highs of 10C (50F).

Friday afternoon's weather graph
BBC

Lollipop lady hangs up her sign after 40 years

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

An East Riding lollipop lady will today help children in Cottingham cross the road for the final time after 40 years' service.

Margaret Cattle
BBC

Margaret Cattle works on the Southwood Road crossing in the village and is thought to be the longest serving lollipop lady in the area.

Listen: Minor Injuries Unit campaigners pledge 'fight isn't over'

Campaigners battling to keep Hornsea's Minor Injuries Unit say they'll take their fight to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after a report recommended its closure. 

A final decision will be made on East Yorkshire's NHS facilities next week, but it's proposed that Hornsea's unit will shut. 

Instead, there'll be Major Urgent Care Centres at Beverley, Bridlington and Goole

There will be facilities at Withernsea, Hessle and Driffield, but they'll be appointment-only with extended opening hours. 

Campaigner June Barton has been fighting to keep the Hornsea centre open:

Severe disruption: A63 East Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A63 East Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between Ferriby High Road and Melton Old Road.

A63 East Yorkshire - A63 in Humber Bridge closed in both directions between the Ferriby High Road junction and the Melton Old Road junction, because of a police incident. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Listen: Three-weekly bin collection plan for North East Lincolnshire

BBC Radio Humberside

If you live in Grimsby, Cleethorpes or the surrounding area, you could face three-weekly bin collections under new proposals by North East Lincolnshire Council. 

The option to empty the green bins once every three weeks is one of nine being looked at next week.

BBC Radio Humberside has been asking local residents in Grimsby what they think:

Graham Alexander

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Listen up: Ferens Art Gallery to get updated audio tour

BBC Radio Humberside

There are plans to introduce an updated audio tour for Hull's Ferens Art Gallery early this summer. 

Ferens Art Gallery
BBC

It's after a visually impaired woman told BBC Radio Humberside she'd been unable to enjoy a visit to the gallery because there were no headsets available on two separate occasions. 

Hull City Council says heritage learning volunteers are working on an updated audio tour for the Ferens. 

But in the meantime Hull 2017 volunteers and staff are guiding visitors requiring assistance around the gallery, the council says.

North Sea haddock taken off sustainable 'fish to eat' list

It seems there may be fewer opportunities for fisherman in our area to catch haddock. 

Three haddock fisheries in the North Sea and the west of Scotland have been downgraded by the Marine Conservation Society who now recommend we only eat the fish occasionally. 

Good Fish Guide Programme Manager, Bernadette Clarke, says compared to 2015 the stock numbers in 2016 were below the recommended level.

She says this will have an impact on consumers and businesses:

Can you help restore 200-year-old bridge to former glory?

Would you like to get hands-on to help restore a Grade II-listed bridge on the Pocklington Canal in East Yorkshire?

Photo of Church Bridge
Pocklington Canal Amenity Society

Church Bridge is a landmark regarded as one of the UK's finest examples of a Georgian canal bridge. 

But the structure has been deteriorating through age - and the occasional shunt from crossing vehicles - and now the Canal and River Trust wants people to volunteer to restore it.

Participants on the six-week programme, from 18 April until 26 May, will receive free training in brickwork and stonework from specialists.

This is a wonderful and unique volunteering opportunity within the region to support the work of the Canal and River Trust and learn practical conservation skills of craftsman from a bygone age."

Lizzie DealeyCanal and River Trust

Your headlines this morning

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside News

Here are the headlines from across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire so far today:

  • Campaigners battling to keep Hornsea's Minor Injuries Unit open say they'll take their fight to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after a report recommended its closure
  • A charity teams up with Grimsby Town football club to dish out thousands of boxes of healthy cereal to youngsters in Grimsby and Cleethorpes
  • There are plans to introduce an updated audio tour for Hull's Ferens Art Gallery early this summer

MP speaks out against proposed closure of Hornsea Minor Injuries Unit

Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart is to refer a decision to close Hornsea's Minor Injuries Unit to the council which has the power to pass the matter to the Health Secretary.

Graham Stuart MP
BBC

It comes after health bosses revealed they definitely want to close the unit and change services at Withernsea and Driffield to an appointment-only facility, but with longer opening hours.

The recommendations follow a 12-week public consultation which finished in January.

The final decision on the future of urgent care services in the East Riding will be taken next week, but a  report released yesterday recommends there should be three centres  based at Beverley, Bridlington and Goole hospitals.

Conservative MP Graham Stuart says rural areas need to have their own health facilities:

Watch: This morning's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A chilly but dry start for most with some bright spells, before cloud amounts increase through the morning. 

Outbreaks of rain will spread down from the north west along with strong winds. 

Here's my full forecast: 

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Folarin Sagaya

BBC Local Live, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire

Hello and welcome to today's live feed for across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire on Friday 17 March 2017.

I'm Folarin and I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across the area throughout the day until 18:00.

Please get in touch and let us know what's happening where you are by  emailFacebook  or  Twitter

Five things we've learned today

Folarin Sagaya

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

That's all from me today, but we're back tomorrow morning from 08:00.  

Your news, sport and weather updates will continue throughout the evening.

Before I go, let's have a look at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning:

Watch: This evening's weather

Jennifer Bartram

BBC Look North weather presenter

It'll be cloudy with patchy rain this evening, becoming dry with clear spells. 

Minimum temperature 2C (36F) with a ground frost in places and freshening south-west wind. 

Report by health bosses recommends closure of Hornsea's minor injuries unit

Vicky Johnson

BBC Look North

Health bosses have revealed they definitely want to close Hornsea's minor injuries unit despite strong opposition from local people. 

Hornsea minor injuries unit
BBC

It follows a 12-week public consultation which finished in January.

The final decision on the future of urgent care services in the East Riding will be taken next week, but a report out this afternoon  recommends there should be three centres based at Beverley, Bridlington and Goole hospitals .

Plus there will be low level minor injuries departments at Driffield and Withernsea. 

Watch: New fountains in Hull city centre being tested

It's not just the poppies that have arrived in Hull's Queen Victoria Square .

The new fountains are being installed and have been tested out this afternoon.

Take a look:

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The fountains are part of the wider £25m public realm works the council is undertaking in the city centre.

Listen: HMS Iron Duke arrives in Hull

The ship has docked and will be in Hull for four days. 

She was granted the Freedom of the City in 1994 and there will be a parade tomorrow afternoon in the city centre celebrating this.

Take a look at the pictures below but first have a listen to Lieutenant Commander Charles Wood talking about the ship's association with the Hull: 

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Hull academic chosen as New Generation Thinker

Clare Crooks

BBC Local Live, Hull

An academic from the University of Hull has been chosen as one of 10 New Generation Thinkers for 2017, a scheme by BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). 

Emma Butcher was selected from hundreds of applicants and her research investigates children’s experiences and responses to war in the 19th Century.  

Photo of Emma Butcher
BBC/AHRC

The New Generation Thinkers are academics at the start of their career whose research will be made into radio and TV programmes for the BBC.

Some will be given the opportunity to present a full-length programme for BBC 4. 

The selected academics will be publicly unveiled in March.

First 'Weeping Window' poppies installed in Hull

The first poppies in Hull's latest City of Culture installation - Weeping Window - are now in place at the Maritime Museum in Queen Victoria Square.

Take a look at the latest pictures below:

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Installation is expected to take nine days and ultimately there'll be a display of ceramic poppies cascading down the building

The poppies featured at Lincoln Castle last year and commemorate the sacrifice of the Royal and Merchant Navies during World War One.

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Withernsea to get fancy pavement fountains

A series of unique pavement fountains are to be installed on the seafront in Withernsea.

Artist's impression
East Riding of Yorkshire Council

They'll be first of their kind on the East Yorkshire coast. 

The fountains, on the central promenade, are being funded by Big Local, Dong Energy and East Riding of Yorkshire Council and will cost about £311,000. 

Planning the project has taken time, and included developing a design that avoided the main sewer and finding a location for the plant room. 

Royal Navy ship HMS Iron Duke to visit Hull

BBC Radio Humberside

The ship HMS Iron Duke is due to arrive in Hull today for a four-day visit.

HMS Iron Duke
Christine Johnstone/Geograph

The ship was granted the Freedom of the City of Kingston upon Hull in 1994.

Celebrating this, there'll be a parade and march tomorrow afternoon from Trinity Square to Hanover Square by the Guildhall. 

HMS Iron Duke will be berthed in King George's Dock and people can go and visit on Saturday. 

Your headlines this afternoon

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside News

Here are the latest headlines from across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire so far today:

New £1 coin: What do you need to know?

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live

If you're a numismatist (that's a coin and currency collector to you and me) you'll be excited about the arrival of the new £1 coin.

One pound coin
PA

It comes into circulation this month, signalling the beginning of the end for the round pound, which will be completely phased out by 15 October.

Here's what you need to know at a glance:

  • What will the new £1 coin look like?

Well, like the picture above! It's about the the same size as the old one but has 12 edges and is gold and silver. It also features a hologram.

  • Why the change to our change?

The new design is meant to be harder for criminals to fake and is billed as the "most secure coin in the world".  

  • What do I need to do?

Shoppers can use both old and new coins from 28 March. They have until 15 October to spend old £1 coins or return them to the bank.  

  • What about vending machines and parking meters?

Vending machines, slot machines, parking meters and toilet turnstiles will  all have to be adapted  to accept the new coins and reject old ones.  

  • Are £1 coins worth collecting?

Old £1 coins could become collectible when they cease to become legal tender, according to experts.