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Summary

  1. Hull man speaks of 10-day detention in China
  2. Park Street Bridge in Hull to reopen today
  3. Updates on Friday 31 March 2017

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By Suzy Lawson

All times stated are UK

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Showcasing the best images sent to us from around England.

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Five things we've learned today

Suzy Lawson

Broadcast Journalist

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

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

And it's been a lovely end to the day, so here are some of the photos sent in by our Weather Watchers.

Thanks to PipB in Leven, Susiesunshine in Keelby, Anhe in Beverley and Eastcoast Roamer in Bridlington for brightening up our afternoon.

Blue skies
PIpB, Susiesunshine, Eastcoast Roamer, Anhe

Weather: What to expect this weekend

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

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The headlines this evening

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside

The latest from the newsroom:

  • The East Riding FA says it can no longer hold its Senior Cup Final at the KCOM Stadium because it has become too expensive
  • Bridlington Harbour has spent more than £1m on a new dredger
  • The Humber Bridge will be celebrated with a new piece of music from tomorrow as part of the City of Culture year

Humber Bridge becomes giant musical instrument

BBC Inside Out

Sounds made by the Humber Bridge have been worked into a piece of music as part of the City of Culture celebrations

The Height of the Reeds  is an installation created by Opera North  

People on the Humber Bridge
Tom Arber

The event is already sold out, but people will be able to walk across the bridge with headphones on to listen to the music.

See more on  BBC Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire  - at 19:30 tonight or later  on the iPlayer.

Musicians from Opera North
BBC

Urinal artworks making a splash (sorry)

Suzy Lawson

Broadcast Journalist

Who'd have thought urinal-based art could be so interesting?

Here's a look at some more of the amazing artworks going on display in Hull this weekend:

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Your photos: Spring has sprung

BBC Weather Watchers

It's nearly April and it's looking very much like spring out there.

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher John's Eye for this great photo from Bainton in East Yorkshire.

Flowers
John's Eye

Blue skies are what we like to see.

Redcometraven's photo from Messingham says it all!

Blue skies
Redcometraven

Keep sending your snaps in via the Weather Watchers site .

Sport: Hull KR sign former Junior Kiwis captain

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull Kingston Rovers have signed former Junior Kiwis captain Zach Dockar-Clay on a two-year deal. 

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He's moving to Craven Park from Penrith Panthers, and has a family connection to the club. 

The playmaker is a relative of former Rovers captain and England and Great Britain international Alec Dockar, who played over 250 matches for the club in the 1940s and 50s.  

Oh what a lovely dredger!

Suzy Lawson

Broadcast Journalist

Here's a look at Bridlington's new dredger.

Bridlington's new dredger
BBC

She'll shift 12,000 tonnes of mud from the habour each year. 

Now that is a lot of mud!

Teenagers charged following drugs raid in Grimsby

BBC Radio Humberside

Two teenagers have been charged, following a police raid in Albert Place in Grimsby. 

Humberside Police say the 17-year-old and 19-year-old men face charges related to supplying class A drugs.

Back of police officer's jacket
BBC

City of Culture: Season One highlights

Hull 2017: UK City of Culture

What an incredible three months it has been!

Here are just a few of our highlights from the opening season of Hull's City of Culture year.

Bring on season two!

What an incredible first three months!

Motorcyclists injured in High Hunsley crash

BBC Radio Humberside

Two people have been seriously injured in a crash in East Yorkshire. 

A car and a motorbike were involved in the collision at the High Hunsley crossroads at about 16:40 yesterday. 

High Hunsley crossroads
Google

A 29-year-old man who was riding the motorcycle and a 29-year-old woman who was his pillion passenger suffered serious injuries and were taken to Hull Royal Infirmary. 

The driver of the car suffered minor injuries.  

Urinal-inspired art on display in Hull

BBC Radio Humberside

More than 40 works of art inspired by the humble urinal have gone on display in Hull.

The exhibition, called Fountain17, opens on Humber Street on Saturday 1 April, and no it isn't an April Fools joke.

It's inspired by the artist Marcel Duchamp, who presented a urinal as a work of art in 1917.

Urinal art work
BBC

New dredger for Bridlington Harbour

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

Bridlington's new dredger has arrived at the harbour and is being officially named today.

The £1m vessel 'Gypsey Race,' has been bought to stop the harbour from silting up.

It'll also be hired out to other ports, in a bid to bring in more income for Bridlington.

Bridlington Harbour
BBC

Your headlines this lunchtime

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside

The latest from the newsroom:

  • A man from Hull is back in the UK after being imprisoned in China 
  • Police want to speak to the Good Samaritan that helped the victim of an attack in Hull 
  • Plans for a £20mn extension of the shopping centre in Grimsby have been revealed

Weather: A bright afternoon ahead

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

After a bit of a cloudy morning, it's looking much nicer this afternoon.

There's still the chance the odd shower in places, but it should be mostly dry and bright.

Weather chart
BBC

Grimsby cinema complex plans revealed

Lara King

North East Lincolnshire reporter

Plans for a £20mn development in Grimsby, including a cinema and restaurants, have been revealed. 

A new nine-screen cinema and restaurant complex is being planned as an extension to Freshney Place Shopping Centre which it's hoped will create hundreds of jobs.

A public consultation will start next week to find out what people think of the plans.

Map showing location of the development
Freshney Place

Grimmers brings R1 show to Hull

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

We had an exciting visitor to the BBC studios in Hull this morning.

Nick Grimshaw brought his Radio 1 Breakfast Show to Hull, as part of the build up to the Big Weekend in May .

Nick Grimshaw in Hull studio
BBC

He's also holding a Q&A session for students at the Archbishop Sentamu Academy in Hull, as part of the BBC Radio 1 Academy .

What's next for Hull, City of Culture?

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The first season of Hull's City of Culture year is drawing to an end, but tomorrow sees the official launch of part two; 'Roots and Routes.'

Here's Kofi's round-up of what's coming up this week:

Kite Festival returns to Bridlington

Suzy Lawson

Broadcast Journalist

The Bridlington Kite Festival is going to be back in town for a second year.

Around 15,000 people went to see the displays last year.

It will take place on Saturday 6 May and Sunday 7 May and organisers say it's going to be even bigger than last year.

Bridlington Kite Festival
BBC

Police seek Princes Avenue 'Good Samaritan'

BBC Radio Humberside

A 'Good Samaritan' came to the aid of a man who had suffered serious facial fractures following an attack.

It happened near to the Jet Garage on Princes Avenue in Hull in the early hours of Saturday 18 March.

Humberside Police say they now want to speak to the man who came to help, as he may be able to help with their investigation.

Jet garage on Princes Avenue
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This was a violent assault which has left a man requiring significant medical treatment and a lengthy period of recovery.”

Det Sgt Justin MarrowHumberside Police

Your headlines this morning

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

The latest from the newsroom:

What's City of Culture done for Hull so far?

Kofi Smiles

BBC Face of Hull 2017

Can you believe we've had three months of City of Culture already?

Part two of Hull's City of Culture year gets underway tomorrow, so here's a look at how the first season has gone:

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Hull man spends 10 days in Chinese jail

BBC Radio Humberside

A Hull man is back in the UK after being imprisoned in China for 10 days. 

Bobby Silby, who used to teach in China, says he was detained at the airport in Beijing when he was travelling back to the UK from the Philippines. 

He says he was accused of public order offences, but believes his political views were to blame:

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The Foreign Office says it worked with the Chinese authorities to bring Mr Silby back to the UK. 

The Chinese Embassy is yet to respond.  

Your Friday weather

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

If you're planning on heading out today, here's your forecast:

City centre bridge to reopen

Suzy Lawson

Broadcast Journalist

Some good news if you're a regular driver in Hull city centre.

Park Street Bridge is reopening later today (12:00) after work to strengthen it.

It can now be used by buses and lorries and it's hoped that will ease congestion around the city centre.

Park street bridge
BBC

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Suzy Lawson

Broadcast Journalist

Good morning and welcome to our live coverage on Friday 31 March.

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

If you want to get in touch you can. Just send me an  email , or a message on  Facebook  or  Twitter   . 

Send me your pictures, or any news or info about what's happening where you are.

Composer Jan Bang gives BBC Inside Out a preview of the installation.
The Height of the Reeds uses sounds recorded on the bridge worked into original music.
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Five things we've learned today

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

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:

Good news for drivers in Hull

Work to strengthen Hull's Park Street Bridge has now been completed and it will reopen from midday tomorrow.

The major improvement scheme has seen the removal of a 7.5-tonne weight restriction and will help to reduce congestion across the city's transport network.

Park Street Bridge
BBC

The completion of this vital scheme highlights our commitment to expanding the city's transport infrastructure and these improvements play an important role in helping to reduce congestion and support economic regeneration."

Councillor Martin Mancey Portfolio Holder for Transport

Cleethorpes MP asks for more reassurance from Brexit Secretary

The government's been setting out plans to replace all EU laws , once Britain leaves the European Union. 

The Repeal Bill will transfer all EU rules onto the UK's statute book. It would also end the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.

Brexit Secretary David Davis - who's also the MP for Haltemprice and Howden -  says it will allow the parliament and the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish administrations to scrap, amend and improve laws.  

David Davis MP
BBC

The MP for Cleethorpes Martin Vickers asked the Brexit Secretary for more reassurance:  

It's been warm... here's my forecast for the rest of the day

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Some parts of our area have seen highs of 20C today! But will it last?

Very mild and mostly cloudy, but largely dry. Minimum temperature 11C (52F). Moderate southerly wind.   

Here's the forecast:

Refurbishment works to start at Grimsby hospital

Work is to start next week to improve the facilities in the main concourse of the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby. 

The 10-week programme of works will start on Monday and is due to be completed in June.

Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby.
BBC

The works will see both essential maintenance and a complete refurbishment of the main concourse, as well as a ‘changing places’ wash facility created at the front entrance of the hospital for patients and visitors."

Simon Tighe Deputy director of estates and facilities

"Changing places" facilities are different to standard accessible toilets, or ‘so-called disabled toilets, in that they provide extra equipment and space to meet the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as people with other disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis.

During the works, which will mainly take place out of hours, alternative mobile toilet facilities will be provided at the front entrance.

Snodgrass to return to the KCOM

Mike White

Sports Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Former Hull City midfielder Robert Snodgrass is hoping fans will understand the reasons behind his move to West Ham ahead of his first return to the KCOM this weekend.

The 29-year-old Scotland player left Hull City and signed a three-and-a-half-year deal at the London Stadium back in January.

Robert Snodgrass
Getty Images

Snodgrass made just three outings for the Tigers before suffering a career-threatening knee injury at QPR that kept him out of action for 16 months.  

Hull City will take on West Ham at the KCOM Stadium on Saturday at 1500.

Blackbirds soar to top spot in garden survey

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

Almost half a million people, including more than 5,000 in our area, joined in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey.

More than eight million birds were counted during the 38th RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

Blackbirds were our county’s most widespread garden bird after being spotted in 96% of East Yorkshire gardens.

Blackbird in a tree
Geograph/Billy McCrorie

This year was another incredible year for the Big Garden Birdwatch, with our favourite garden birds like starlings, robins and goldfinches, joined in the gardens up and down the country by more unusual visitors. Our gardens can become an invaluable resource for birds – throughout the year birds need food, water and a safe place to shelter."

Claire ThomasRSPB Wildlife Adviser

Fitties residents 'left in the dark' over sale

The community group which tried to take on the running of the Humberston Fitties chalet park has accused North East Lincolnshire Council of keeping it in the dark.

Earlier today it was revealed a bid by the Tingdene group had been given approval to take on the park for a sum of £2.1m.

The park's residents had hoped to run the 320-chalet park with a £1.5m community bid.  

We know nothing about them or what leases they've got. This is a unique situation because we own the properties but we rent the land from the council."

Bob Reynolds Fitties Community Interest Group
Humberston Fitties
BBC

North East Lincolnshire Council said it appreciated the residents' efforts, but it had gone with the best deal.