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  1. Hull transformation a 'nightmare' for small businesses
  2. Golden Wonder jobs boost at Scunthorpe crisp factory
  3. Investigation launched into turnstile delays at Hull's KCOM Stadium
  4. Motorbiker dies in A614 van collision near Market Weighton
  5. Plans for new £20m Grimsby leisure complex go on display
  6. Archbishop of York blesses North Newbald church porch
  7. Live updates on Friday 7 April 2017

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By Hayley Ritchie

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Hull players didn't know who Silva was - Maguire
Hull defender Harry Maguire tells Football Focus the club's players did not know who manager Marco Silva was when he was appointed in January.

Five things we've learned today

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

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

Until then, I'll leave you with five things we've learned in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire today: 

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sun!

New Hull Paragon Station artwork focuses on migration

Matthew Bone

BBC Look North

If you're in Hull's Paragon Station today and you happen to look up, don't be surprised to see a brand new art installation.

The Train Track and the Basket at Hull Paragon Station
Sean Spencer/Hull News & Pictures

In Victorian times, about 2m people passed through Hull from Europe and Scandinavia on their way to new lives both here and in America.

It's this heritage as a main route for migrants that's being celebrated by Claire Barber's new installation called The Train Track and the Basket.

It can be seen in the windows at the station and explores how migration has shaped and inspired the city which Hull has become. 

It is the latest in a series public artworks commissioned by Hull 2017 to make people look at and experience the city in new ways.

Your weekend weather

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's going to be a lovely weekend - but just how nice?

Here's my full forecast:

Edmund loses Davis Cup match

BBC Humberside Sport

Kyle Edmund has lost his Davis Cup tennis match against Lucas Poille from France.

Kyle Edmund
BBC Sport

The player from Tickon in East Yorkshire was beaten in three sets. 

He is back in action for Great Britain on Sunday when he faces world number 68, Jeremy Chardy.

A wheel-y good plan: New life for old bikes

Do you have a bike or any bike parts gathering rust in the shed? North East Lincolnshire Council might take them off your hands.

Old bicycle
Laurence Coss/BBC

The authority's running a scheme where young people from the Youth Offending Service repair old bikes and give them a new home. 

The revamped bikes are often donated to someone in need, such as people who need a bike to get to work or school, want to get fit or reduce their travel costs and are not able to meet the cost of a new bike. 

Bed, breakfast and art

David Harrison

BBC Radio Humberside

The UK City of Culture means art is now reaching corners of Hull which it never ventured to before. 

The Art House in Hull

Now, a new B&B has opened which aims to showcase local grassroots artwork to visitors, right where they're staying. 

It's called the "Art House" and will also become a creative space.

Easter egg rationing?

Andy Comfort

BBC Radio Humberside

You've heard of supermarkets only being allowed to sell a limited number of packets of aspirin - but Easter eggs? 

Scott Thomas, a history teacher from Grimsby, wanted to buy 10 Easter eggs for prizes for children in his classes, but staff at the shop told him he could only buy a maximum of eight. 

Mr Thomas explains what happened

Morrisons told BBC Radio Humberside "We apologise that we couldn't meet this customer's request this time but we are doing our best to meet orders for large numbers of Easter eggs from charities and schools."

Yorkshire Ambulance Service wins patient transport contract

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service will continue to run the non-emergency patient transport service across the East Riding for the next five years.   


The organisation has been awarded a new contract the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group and will support local residents to get to appointments and enable them to get home after they're discharged from hospital.

Watch: Hull icons feature in new Monopoly game

A version of Monopoly featuring Hull landmarks and icons has been released as  part of the 2017 City of Culture celebrations .

Hull's very own " Bee Lady " was there to see the new game unveiled at the Ferens Art Gallery, after being recognised in a Community Chest card which credits her charity work. 

Six special playing pieces, including a toad inspired by poet Philip Larkin and a trawler, were chosen after a public vote:

Northern Rail strike tomorrow

Staff from Northern Rail are due to stage another day of strike action tomorrow.

Northern Rail train at Beverley Station
Simon Clark/BBC

It's the latest in an ongoing dispute over staffing and the role of conductors

Northern, which runs services from Hull and Bridlington, says it'll run a revised service.

This weekend sees a variety of sporting events taking place across the north of England, including the Grand National at Aintree and several football fixtures.

Northern Rail says it expects to run 822 trains, more than 32% of its normal services.

These services will cover many, but not all, of the routes and stations across the north of England, the rail operator says.

Allotment 'den' is new study space for Hull youngsters

An allotment den designed by pupils from Oakfield Residential School in Hull opens today.

Someone digging
Barnaby Perkins/BBC

The Made in Oakfield project has seen young people design a shelter against poor weather when working on their allotment. 

Oakfield Residential School caters for students who have not managed in mainstream education and are helped by specialists so they can reach their full academic potential.  

The den, which is a learning centre, will give children aged between 11 and 16 a space of their own to work in when the weather is poor.  

Working together, they came up with the design and it's the first time for some of them that they have a dedicated space of their own.  

Hull care home residents and primary students strike up friendship

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

A Hull care home is teaming up with a primary school to provide activities and friendship for residents and students.  

          Pupils from Woodlands Primary School doing the conga with residents of Wilton Lodge
Wilton Lodge

The partnership with Woodlands Primary was set up to support the residents of Wilton Lodge in a bid to keep their involvement in the local community.

The residents really enjoy spending their time with the children. It brings a sense of nostalgia and joy which leaves lasting memories. The impact is especially noticeable in our residents with dementia."

Penni BrownChief executive at Hica Group

Sixty new jobs at Scunthorpe crisp factory

Leanne Brown

BBC Look North

Scunthorpe's Golden Wonder factory has today revealed another 60 jobs have been created at the plant .

Golden Wonder Factory, Scunthorpe

The news emerged as the town's MP, Nic Dakin, visited the factory on Colin Road.

Recent investment in the factory has seen an improvement in its production capabilities, the firm says.

This afternoon's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It'll feel rather warm in sunnier eastern parts this afternoon, but much cooler where cloud persists.  

A dry night to come with some places having long clear spells. 

Weather forecast

Your headlines this lunchtime

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside News

The top stories from our newsroom so far today include:

Get your Big Weekend tickets from Monday

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

Don't forget, 50,000 free tickets for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Hull will be released during The Radio 1 Breakfast Show this coming Monday at 09:10.

Last year at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend

The two-day event takes place at Burton Constable Hall on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May and acts such as Katy Perry, Little Mix, Kings of Leon, and Stormzy performing. The full line-up is still to be announced.

For this year’s event, more Big Weekend tickets than ever will be made available for people living locally.

Hull Monopoly board game

The Humber Bridge, Ferens Art Gallery and Holy Trinity Church are among the landmarks featured in the game.

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Hull transformation a 'nightmare' for small businesses

Leanne Brown

BBC Look North

Small traders in Hull are asking for compensation for the disruption caused during the ongoing improvement works in the city centre.

Hull transformation works

It's been two years since work started to transform the city centre, and during that time some businesses say takings have been down by tens of thousands of pounds.

One shop owner has told BBC Look North it's been a "nightmare", causing damage to their building as well as affecting trade. 

The Federation of Small businesses is asking Hull City Council to give people money back on their business rates. 

The council says it'll will help with any damage caused by the contractor and says businesses have already had at least a 10% reduction in their business rates.

Archbishop of York to bless North Newbald church porch

A new church porch in East Yorkshire, part paid for by a contribution from the developers of a local wind farm, will be blessed by the Archbishop of York today. 

St Nicholas Church

The porch at St Nicholas Church in North Newbald received a contribution from the Sober Hill Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund.  

Today's blessing will form part of the Archbishop of York, Doctor John Sentamu's, tour of East Yorkshire in the lead-up to Palm Sunday.

Doctor Sentamu is also due to visit St Anne's School in Welton, Melton Business Park and Elloughton School. as part of his tour today.

Listen live: Yorkshire v Hampshire at Headingley

BBC Sport

Yorkshire are taking on Hampshire in the opening game of the County Championship.

The Tykes begin life under new first-team coach Andrew Gale looking for their third title in four years.  

There was no toss at Headingley, due to new rules announced by the ECB last year, so Hampshire have elected to field first.

You can listen to ball by ball commentary here :


Fancy buying Hull Minster for 60 dollars? (Monopoly dollars, that is...)

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

Monopoly: the game that can send you to jail or make you a millionaire. And in Hull, there's the added fun of playing using local hotspots like the Humber Bridge or The Deep.

Some of the Monopoly locations
Winning Moves UK

It was back in 2004 that the city first beat off competition to get its very own Monopoly board, and now a special " City of Culture " edition of the game is being launched.

Going on show at Ferens Art Gallery for the first time today, it features new places to play for and a whole new set of pieces to play with.

Grimsby leisure complex plans go on display

Plans for a proposed new £20m leisure complex in Grimsby go on display today.

Freshney Place in Grimsby

A new nine-screen cinema and restaurant complex is planned as an extension to Freshney Place near the Riverhead.

The development is expected to generate at least 100 construction jobs at any one time, as well as up to 250 long-term jobs.

The consultation will be held today and tomorrow between 10:30 and 16:00 in the unit at the corner of Baxtergate and Clayton Walk malls.

Huddersfield man dies in A614 collision

A man from West Yorkshire has died after his motorbike was involved in a collision with a van near Market Weighton, in East Yorkshire, yesterday.

The 57-year-old man, from Huddersfield, was travelling on the A614 near Easthorpe Wold just before 15:00 on Thursday when he collided with the rear of a van. 

His family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.

Police are asking anyone who saw what happened to get in touch.

Dog owners warned 'check your chip'

It's been a year since the introduction of compulsory microchipping, and thousands of dogs can now be reunited with their families if they are lost or stolen - with 88% of owners in our region having their pets fitted with a chip.

Vet nurse scanning for a microchip
Dogs Trust

However, it's vital that owners make sure the microchip details are kept up-to-date so they can be easily contacted if their pet is lost or stolen.

Of the 4,130 stray and abandoned dogs that remained unclaimed in local authority kennels in our region last year, 10% couldn't be reunited with their owners - simply because they didn’t have up-to-date microchip details. 

Goole school misses out on cycling award

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

You might remember yesterday that I mentioned Boothferry Primary school in Goole was up for a national award for its efforts in getting pupils travelling in a healthier way.

Boothferry Primary School

Boothferry has already been named the best in the region for the number of pupils getting on their bikes to travel to school - about 20% of the school population.

In fact, it won the Primary School of the Region award at the North East, Yorkshire and Humber Regional Modeshift STARS award.

But, at a ceremony in London yesterday, the school sadly just missed out on winning the national final. 

Turnstile troubles at Hull's KCOM Stadium

BBC Radio Humberside

There's anger this morning from some sports fans who say the company which runs Hull's KCOM Stadium isn't listening to their concerns about its new turnstile system. 

Hull fans arriving at the stadium
Geograph/Paul Glazzard

Fan groups from Hull City, Hull FC and the national Football Supporters Federation say people have faced lengthy delays to get into the ground all season, with many missing the opening stages of matches. 

They say the problems have arisen since a new electronic system was put in place in August, and the issues haven't yet been sorted. 

The council-led group which monitors safety at the ground has now ordered the Superstadium Management Company to carry out a full investigation into the issues raised.

Watch: Friday's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It's a chilly start with mist in places, but it will stay dry today with spells of sunshine developing. 

Feeling warm by the afternoon in most areas, but cooler along the coast with the onshore breeze.

Here's my full forecast:

Your headlines this morning

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside News

The headlines from our Hull newsroom so far this morning include:

  • A safety review is to be held at Hull's KCOM Stadium examining how long it takes fans to enter the ground
  • Plans for a new multi-million pound leisure development are due to go on show in Grimsby later
  • A new church porch in North Newbald, which has been paid for thanks to a contribution from a local wind farm, will be blessed later today

Traffic and travel: Delays on A159

BBC News Travel

Traffic is currently queuing on the A159 Ashby Road in Scunthorpe northbound from Burringham Road traffic lights to the A18.

If you're heading that way, be prepared to add an extra 10 minutes or so onto your commute.

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

I'm Hayley and I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire on Friday 7 April 2017.

If you've got anything you would like to talk about, please do get in touch and let us know what's happening.

You can do that by  e-mailFacebook  or  Twitter .

Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher  Mikkola for this incredible photograph taken last night in Beeford, East Yorkshire. 


Five things we've learned today

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

That's all from me for today.

Our live coverage will continue with news, sport and travel updates through the evening and I'll be back from 08:00 tomorrow.

Until then, I'll leave you with five things we've learned in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire today: 

  • It's hoped a meeting this evening will lead to a community group buying one of Beverley's most historic buildings
  • An organisation which represents small companies says there should compensation for disruption caused during improvements to Hull city centre
  • A Hull woman who set up a dance class for babies is celebrating after being named Businesswoman of the year in the Yorkshire Choice Awards

Have a lovely evening.

New bus 'a dream come true' for special school

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

A dream has come true for pupils at a special school in the East Riding, who now have their own coach.

Sunshine Coach for East Riding special school
Wheels 4 Wheels

The 17-seater Sunshine Coach was provided to St Anne’s School and Sixth Form College at Welton by the children’s charity Variety, following the success of the school’s own fund raising efforts and generous donations from two local companies.

The new vehicle will provide transport for the pupils, who have a range of severe and complex needs, to enjoy regular activities including horse riding, swimming, trampolining as well as trips out.

Boogie babies: Hull mum wins Business Woman of the Year award

A single mum from Hull's been named Business Woman of the Year at the Yorkshire Choice Awards. 

Janine Burley with Business Woman of the Year award
My Baby Can Dance

Janine Burley set up My Baby Can Dance in a bid to help babies learn through movement after she was made redundant by Hull City Council six years ago.

There are now 44 franchises of the business across the UK, and Janine hopes her idea will take off elsewhere.

This weekend she says she's heading to London to try to get even more toddlers learning their first dance steps. 

Free compost for East Riding residents

Around 5,000 bags of compost are to be given away free to East Riding residents next month.

          Council staff getting ready for last year’s compost giveaway in Goole.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s annual compost giveaways will be held over two weeks at 10 locations across the area, starting in Market Weighton on Tuesday 9 May.

All the compost being given away originated from residents’ brown bins.

All the food and garden waste placed in the bins – including grass cuttings, hedge trimmings, small branches, leaves, flowers and weeds, all cooked and uncooked food, peelings, plate scrapings, bones, meat and egg shells – gets recycled into quality compost for the garden.

BreakingSkipper of £80m cocaine boat jailed for 16 years

The skipper of a drug-filled fishing boat has been jailed for 16 years for attempting to smuggle almost a tonne of cocaine into Britain.

Michael McDermott, 68, from Waterford, Ireland, was found guilty three weeks ago of his role in the plan to get the drugs into port at Falmouth, Cornwall.

Two other men, David Pleasants, 57, from Grimsby, and Gerald Van de Kooij, 27, from Amersfoort, Netherlands, have been jailed for 14 and 12 years respectively at Bristol Crown Court. 

Gerald Van de Kooij, Michael McDermott and David Pleasants
National Crime Agency

Your weather

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It'll be a dry evening and night with variable cloud cover and clear spells.

Here's my full forecast looking forward to the weekend:

Residents defy Britain's Dullest Place 'accolade' with new book

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

Ousefleet in East Yorkshire is home to what has previously been described as the most featureless part of the UK, according to the Ordnance Survey map.

          Marshlands Local History Group presenting new book to Goole Library
Goole Library

But now, members of Marshlands Local History Group have published a new book covering many aspects of Ousefleet's history.

They've also recorded the memories of local residents.

The book was part-financed by a grant of £3,450 from Goole Fields Community Wind Farm Fund and has now been presented to Goole Library.