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Summary

  1. Report finds Humberside Police should do more to protect children from exploitation
  2. Staff on Virgin East Coast trains to stage strike
  3. Bird flu restrictions lifted from today
  4. Updates on Thursday 13 April 2017

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By Folarin Sagaya

All times stated are UK

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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 on Tuesday morning from 08:00. Your news, sport and weather updates will continue throughout the Bank Holiday weekend.

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

Watch: Here's Peter with tonight's headlines

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Watch the full stories on BBC One at 18:30.

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Missing teenager could be in Scunthorpe

Teenager Lee James Kilty, aged15, was reported missing from Northampton on 9 April but is believed to be in the Scunthorpe area where he is known to have friends.  

Lee James Kilty
Humberside Police

The police say it's unusual for Lee to be missing for this length of time and there are concerns for his welfare.

He is described as white, 5’ 7” tall, of a slim build and with short ginger hair.

Anyone with information is being asked to get in touch with Humberside Police.

MP calls for purge on illegal ivory

BBC Radio Humberside

East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight is calling on the government to launch an inquiry into the sale of illegal ivory by antiques dealers. 

Only ivory dating from before 1947 can be sold legally in the UK, but the MP thinks some dealers are selling more modern ivory, and passing it off as antiques - something he says is encouraging poachers to kill endangered elephants.

Thousands of the animals are killed illegally for their ivory every year.

photograph of ivory tusks being burned
AFP

We need you to MOO-ve!

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

North Yorkshire firefighters have been trying to rescue a stranded cow.

The helpless heifer got stuck on the banks of the River Ouse near Rawcliffe.

A vet has been working with Malton firefighters to sedate the cow and get it to safety.

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City of Culture celebrates Bantu people

An exhibition celebrating the culture and food of the Bantu people starts this weekend.

Many Bantu people from south of the equator in Africa now call Hull their home.

They will take a roadshow "Celebrating the Bantu" around the city starting at the Edinburgh Street Community Centre on Saturday.    

There will be the opportunity for people to try Bantu crafts, sample new flavours and cultures through food, music and dance.

City of Culture artwork
BBC

Men and youth given football banning orders

Four men and a 17-year-old youth have been handed three year football banning orders for their role in the violent disorder that followed Grimsby Town’s clash with Sheffield United in July last year.

Glasses, bottles and other items were thrown after a pre-season friendly between the two teams at Blundell Park.

Our message is clear, behaviour of this kind will not be tolerated and if caught misbehaving you will be banned from attending matches like these individuals.”

Supt Dave HallHumberside Police

Watch: This evening's forecast with Abbie

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Mostly cloudy overnight with limited clear spells and a few outbreaks of rain likely at times. 

Light westerly winds, feeling quite cool albeit milder than last night. 

Lows of 7C (45F).

Here's my forecast:

Life-sized sculptures exhibition to celebrate Hull and Iceland links

Pritti Mistry

BBC News Online

Ten life-sized sculptures of figures marking the links between Hull and Iceland are to go on show at the University of Hull later this month.

The cast iron statues will form an art trail on the Cottingham Road campus and represent navigation markers known as Cairns, which are piles of stones used as landmarks in Iceland to guide both ships to the harbour and people on land.

Photograph of sculpture in Hull
Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir

They are part of the university's Cairns exhibition and have been produced by Icelandic artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir, who created the bronze 'Voyage' figure, which was stolen from the pier in 2011 and later replaced.

A specially commissioned composition will be performed by lecturer and trumpeter Dr Simon Desbruslais at the foot of the Voyage statue as part of John Grant's North Atlantic Flux: Sounds from Smoky Bay festival, which starts on 28 April.

Police says protecting children is a priority

BBC Radio Humberside

The statement is in response to a report from HM Inspectorate of Constabulary who say more needs to be done to identify the wider risks that children may be facing.  

Humberside Police sign
BBC

Temporary Deputy Chief Constable from Humberside Police Lee Freeman says "there really isn't anything more important than protecting children in our communities".

Temporary traffic lights on road as gas work continues

Temporary traffic lights will be in operation on Leads Road in Hull for the next five days. 

It's to allow Northern Gas Networks to upgrade gas mains. 

Work will last between 08:00 and 17:00 each day.

Listen: 'It's a real crisis situation' - nurses union

A union representative says nurses are leaving the profession because they're not allowed to do the job properly and aren't being paid enough. 

The Royal College of Nursing is currently considering a strike over pay

Glenn Turp is their regional director and has been speaking to Radio Humberside:

Take a look at this afternoon's weather

BBC Weather

Cloud will become more extensive during the day with a chance of catching the odd shower, particularly in the west. 

Highs of 12C (54F).

Weather graph
BBC

Watch: Easter weekend is packed full of culture!

Kofi Smiles

BBC Face of Hull 2017

It's a long Bank Holiday weekend so plenty of time to get out and see what's happening for City of Culture. 

Here's a quick guide to what's on:

Have you got a poem in you?

Can you write about where you live?

Then get it down and send it to Radio Humberside!

Your poem could be chosen to festival of poetry and performance from Thursday 28 September to Sunday 1 October.

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Concern for missing vulnerable man

Concerns have been raised for 24-year-old Christopher Oldfield. 

Photo of missing Christopher Oldfield
Humberside Police

He was reported missing from his home on Dalwood Close, Bransholme, and has not been seen since 13:00 BST yesterday.

Christopher is white, 4’ 9” inches tall and of slim build. 

Humberside Police have described him as a vulnerable man.

Too many children are taking selfies on train tracks

That's the warning from Network Rail who say there were more than 900 cases of trespass on Yorkshire's railways.

The organisation says people are putting their lives at risk

Do you know this man: Police want to quiz him

Humberside Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of power tools from a B&Q store  in Bridlington.

CCTV images of a man Humberside Police would like to speak to about Bridlington incident
Humberside Police

Two Makita Combi drills and four Makita Combi kits were stolen from the store on Quay Road around 11:00 on Monday.

The man was seen leaving the area in a silver Mercedes CLA Sport and anyone with any information is being asked to contact the police.

City of Culture memories to be captured in new Hull archive

A dedicated City of Culture archive has been launched to capture memories from the year of celebrations for future generations. 

The archives at Hull History Centre will include items like the bike that delivered the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 bid, feathers from Place des Anges, records and other information.

Items for city of culture archive
Patrick Mateer

It's hoped it'll provide evidence of how the year was planned, delivered and how people engaged with it. 

Artists, creative organisations and members of the public will make contributions to the archives.

Staff on Virgin Trains to stage strike

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Staff on Virgin Trains East Coast are to stage a 48-hour strike in a row over the role of guards and jobs, the RMT union has announced.

The stoppage, on 28 and 29 April, follows recent strikes by three other train operators in rows over staffing.

Virgin Trains
BBC

The union said it wanted "explicit clarification" from Virgin on the future role of guards.

Virgin, which operates services between London and Scotland via Lincolnshire, has yet to comment.

Nurses 'considering strike action over low pay'

BBC Radio Humberside

A former nurse from North Lincolnshire wants the government to do more to look after nurses.

It comes as the Royal College of Nursing announce they're doing a survey to see if there is support for strike action

The union say nurses have had a real term cut to their pay of 14% since 2010 which they say is in part responsible for tens of thousands of unfilled nursing posts. 

Anonymous picture of nurse
Getty Images

Former nurse James Derby from Barton told Radio Humberside he doesn't think there should be a strike but can understand why some feel they should, and the current situation is down to the central government. 

The Department for Health say as is usual, the government accepted independent recommendations about this year's pay decision.

They say there are an extra 12,100 nurses on our wards since 2010.

Train workers to go on strike

Workers on Virgin Trains East Coast are planning to stage a 48-hour strike at the end of the month in a row over jobs and the role of guards. 

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) will walk out on April 28 and 29.

Police force's handling of at-risk children criticised by watchdog

Sarah Walton

Reporter, BBC Look North

Humberside Police needs to do more to protect children from sexual exploitation according to independent watchdog Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).

Humberside Police sign
BBC

HMIC did praise the force for improving its staff training and for working more closely with its partners to protect youngsters.

But inspectors felt more needed to be done to identify the wider risks children may be facing.

Humberside Police say they're disappointed by the finding but have resolved the issues identified. 

The police force has yet to appoint a new chief constable following Justine Curran's departure in February.

Bird flu restrictions lifted

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Poultry farmers in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire will no longer need to keep their flocks indoors.

Chickens at poultry farm
BBC

A ban on letting birds outside was introduced back in December because of the fear of bird flu.

The restrictions are lifted today meaning free range egg producers who now move birds back outside can remove notice stickers from boxes.

Your headlines this morning

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the latest headlines from across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire:

  • Humberside Police needs to do more to protect children from sexual exploitation according to an independent watchdog
  • A former nurse from North Lincolnshire wants the government to do more for the profession
  • Poultry farmers in our area will no longer need to keep their flocks indoors following an outbreak of bird flu

Watch: Your weather this morning

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A chilly and dry start with some early sunshine particularly in the east. 

Cloud will become more extensive during the day with a chance of catching the odd shower, particularly in the west. 

Highs of 12C (54F).

Here's my forecast:

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Folarin Sagaya

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

Hello and welcome to today's live news feed across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire on Thursday 13 April 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.

Severe disruption: A1038 East Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A1038 East Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between B1254 Queen Street and Nelson Street.

A1038 East Yorkshire - A1038 Bridge Street in Bridlington closed between the B1254 Queen Street junction and the Nelson Street junction. Diversion in operation - via Manor Street.

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

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: Here's Peter with tonight's headlines

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Watch the full stories on BBC One at 18:30.

View more on twitter

Police advice about alcohol over Easter weekend

Police are advising people to take care with the amount of alcohol they drink over the Easter weekend.

The force says research shows an increase in the number of serious sexual offences and violent crimes reported during this period, as people go to bars and pubs over the long weekend.

For tips on keeping safe, head over to the Humberside Police website.

Drinking excessively lowers inhibitions and can affect a person’s decision making which unfortunately increases the chances of becoming a victim or perpetrator of crimes like assaults or sexual offences."

Ch Insp Paul ButlerHumberside Police

Council discusses ways to tackle pollution in Hull

David Harrison

BBC Radio Humberside

Councillors in Hull have put forward suggestions on reducing congestion and pollution in the city.

A63 traffic
BBC

They hope the quick construction of the new footbridge over the A63 will reduce the problem on Castle Street - council figures showed the level of pollutants on the road is higher than the safe limit set by the government.

They may also look at reducing the number of taxi permits given to drivers with high emission cars. 

Watch: This evening's forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Any showers will soon fade and winds will ease. 

Cloud will also start to disperse allowing temperatures to drop sufficiently for a touch of rural ground frost by dawn. Lows of 4C (39F).

Here's my forecast:

Hull cancer nurse faces retrial on voyeurism charges

Pritti Mistry

BBC News Online

A cancer nurse who is accused of voyeurism is to face a retrial.

Michael Ohaegbu, 42, of Chestnut Avenue, Hull, denies three voyeurism charges in connection with incidents dating between July and August last year.

Photo of Michael Ohaegbu
Hull News and Pictures

A jury at his original trial at Hull Crown Court was discharged on Tuesday after failing to reach a verdict

Judge David Tremberg said a new trial, at the same court, would be listed for 11 September.

Keep you sheds and garages secure say police

Humberside Police are urging people to ensure their sheds and garages are secure over the Easter weekend.

With people engaging in leisure activities at this time, they are being asked to remain vigilant.

Sheds tend to contain expensive tools and equipment, which the police say can be attractive to thieves who want to sell them on.

They've provided a few tips that could just make the difference.

Hospital bosses face scrutiny over trust performance

Vicky Johnson

BBC Look North

Hospital managers in North Lincolnshire say 145 patients had treatments delayed after their referrals, from local GPs, dentists and opticians went missing. 

Managers faced questions about recent events at the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) from North Lincolnshire's Heath Scrutiny Committee.

The issue of missing referrals came to light last month, after which the trust launched an investigation.

Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby
BBC

The hospital bosses were also quizzed about the trust being rated as inadequate by health watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and being returned to special measures last week.

Tram-train plan put on hold by councillors

Radio Humberside's David Harrison has more from the meeting:

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Councillors had earlier announced they would consider plans for a tram network in Hull with a route along existing railway lines and roads.