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Summary

  1. Hull councillor denies child porn charges
  2. Extra police drafted in for Big Weekend event
  3. Licensing officer sacked over drunk and disorderly conviction
  4. General election: UKIP leader campaigns in Grimsby
  5. Search for new Hull City manager
  6. Updates on Friday 26 May 2017

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By Jonathan Willis

All times stated are UK

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Matty Dawson and Atelea Vea score two tries each to help Leigh overcome Hull FC and end a nine-match losing run.

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Goodbye: Five things we've learned today

Jonathan Willis

BBC Local Live

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

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

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

  1. People attending the Radio 1 Big Weekend in East Yorkshire are being urged to book a place on an official shuttle bus to travel to the site.
  2. Hull city will start their search for a new manager next week.
  3. East Yorkshire's Kyle Edmund will face Gastao Elias in the first round of the French Open.
  4. The streets of Hull will be filled with 'lindy-hoppers' over the weekend.
  5. The BBC's David Burns looks good in a wet suit.

For all those going to Radio 1' Big weekend you can find advice on travel and security by visiting the Radio 1 and Hull 2017 website.

If you haven't got tickets for Burton Constable you can always take up Lindy Hop and dance in Hull's new fountains, as they did today.

Dancing in the Fountains
BBC

Your weather this weekend

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

This evening it will be dry, warm and muggy with long clear periods. An onshore breeze near the coast may produce some mist.

On Saturday any low cloud will clear quickly leaving a warm and humid morning. It will turn cloudy, with some thundery showers developing in the afternoon.

Sunday will see the odd shower at first but it will remain mostly dry and feel cooler than previous days.

weather forecast
BBC

Traffic and Travel News: A614 near Portington closed

BBC News Travel

The A614 near Portrington is closed both ways because of a serious accident.

Traffic is moving slowly.

A614
AA

Your headlines this evening

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull Councillor denies child porn charges

Crispin Rolfe

Reporter, BBC Look North

A Hull Councillor has denied two counts of making indecent images of children.

Steven Bayes
BBC

Steven Bayes,55, was suspended from the Labour Party in October after it "became aware of a police investigation into him", a party spokesman said.

He was released on unconditional bail and is due to stand trial on 5 February 2018 at the same court.

Mr Bayes was first elected in 1985 and was involved in Hull's bid to secure the UK City of Culture title.

Team news: Hull FC V Leigh Centurions

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull FC's Fetuli Talanoa and Jake Connor are in line to make their returns from injuries but Marc Sneyd and Scott Taylor are sidelined.

Hull FC
SWPIX.COM

Skipper Gareth Ellis, who has not played since 23 April, remains out.

Leigh are without winger Adam Higson after he received a five-match ban for his red card in the loss at Magic Weekend against Salford.

Lindy Hop comes to Hull this weekend

Jonathan Willis

BBC Local Live

The streets of Hull will be filled with 'lindy-hoppers' over the weekend.

Lindy Hope coming to Hull
Kingston Swing

Lindy Hop is a traditional form of dance that dates back to the 1940's and this weekend will see a number of workshops taking place across the city to celebrate World Lindy hop day.

Enthusiast Beth Parnell thinks the workshops will give people an opportunity to experience something they might not normally consider.

Lindy Hop isn't tailored. It's completely improvised. There is no right or wrong way of doing it. You can do anything you like and it's just crazy.

Beth ParnellKingston Swing

Kyle Edmund to face Gastao Elias in French Open

BBC Humberside Sport

East Yorkshire's Kyle Edmund will face Gastao Elias in the first round of the French Open.

Kyl Edmuned
Getty Images

Edmuund beat the world number 125 in their only previous meeting at Indian Wells earlier this year.

Top seed Andy Murray will play world number 85 Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia.

One Big Weekend -'It's gonna be amazing!'

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw presented his breakfast show from the BBC studios in Hull this morning.

We asked him how excited was he about the Radio 1's Big Weekend:

UKIP leader campaigns in Grimsby

The UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has been campaigning in Grimsby today where he called for foreign aid to be scrapped and the money used to help fund the NHS.

Paul Nuttall
BBC

Election campaigning was postponed until today following the Manchester terrorist attack.

Speaking to BBC Radio Humberside the UKIP leader said he's not sure the Prime Minister Theresa May will 'get the job done' over a strong brexit deal.

The negotiations haven't even started yet and it's very easy for Theresa May to talk the talk and act tough. Let's see what happens when she has to walk the walk."

Paul NuttallUKIP Leader

Police officer sacked for gross misconduct

Jill Archbold

BBC Look North

A police officer responsible for alcohol licensing for Humberside Police has been sacked for gross misconduct after he was convicted of being drunk and disorderly.

PC Gordon Underwood was sacked
BBC

PC Gordon Underwood had served as an officer for fifteen years but received a criminal conviction in March at Hull Magistrates where he was also fined for obstructing three fellow officers.

At a misconduct hearing this morning he was dismissed from the force without notice

Hammer attack parents sentenced

Crispin Rolfe

Reporter, BBC Look North

The parents of an East Yorkshire woman have each been sentenced to four years in prison for beating her with a hammer at their home in Bempton.

Deborah and Jennifer Harrison
BBC

The victim's mother Deborah Harrison, seen here walking, and her partner Jennifer Harrison, who is in a wheelchair, both of Railway Cottages, Bempton, were convicted of repeatedly hitting the victim with a hammer in July 2013.

The judge at Hull Crown Court said it was perhaps the worst case of actual bodily harm he'd ever had to deal with.

Your headlines this lunchtime

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside News

The top stories from across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire so far today include:

  • People attending this weekend's BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend in East Yorkshire have until this evening to book official shuttle bus travel
  • The organisers of the Hull Street Food Nights say relocating the event away from Trinity Square is an option they're looking at
  • Hull's new city centre fountains have been officially switched on today

Anger over relocating Hull street food festival

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

A vicar at Hull Minster says he is angry after learning that Hull street food nights in the future may not take place in the square outside the church.

Hull Minster
Google Street View

What would have been the second street food festival was cancelled and BBC Radio Humberside understands the next one will be in June and possibly in a different place.

Speaking to David Burns this morning the Revd Matt Woodcock said it would be a huge shame for people who work to revive the old town.

Hull Bid have sent the following statement:

We are exploring the option of relocating Hull Street Food Nights to Zebedee's Yard and Princes Dock Street....There are various issues to consider when organising such a large public event, with security the top priority."

Hull BID

Final preparations under way for Radio 1's Big Weekend

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

James Piekos is in Burton Constable to see what final preparations are being made for Saturday and Sunday's One Big Weekend.

Final Preparations at Burton Constable
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Final Preparations at Burton Constable
BBC
Final Preparations at Burton Constable
BBC

Lincensing officer faces disciplinary action

Jill Archbold

BBC Look North

A police officer responsible for alcohol licensing for Humberside Police will face a misconduct hearing today after he was convicted of being drunk and disorderly.

Humberside Police
BBC

PC Gordon Underwood received a criminal conviction at Hull magistrates court in March where he was also fined for obstructing fellow officers.

Students wear pink to support Manchester attack victims

Jonathan Willis

BBC Local Live

Students in Grimsby are showing their support for the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack today.

Ariana Grande
PA

Ariana Grande is known for wearing the colour and released pink balloons at the end of her concert in Manchester which is why the students say they've chosen it.

The Franklin College students say they want people to wear something pink to demonstrate acceptance of others and show unity against terrorism.

Radio presenter prepared for water fountains being turned on

BBC Radio Humberside

The BBC's David Burns is reporting live from where a new set of water fountains will be turned on in the city centre and he is taking precautions.

David Burns
BBC

The fountains are part of a £25m upgrade of the city centre.

New fountains switched on in Hull

Jo Makel

BBC Look North

Hull's new city centre fountains are being officially switched on any minute now.

Fountains being tested
BBC

They've been installed as part of the multi-million pound city centre upgrade.

They were due to be turned on at 10:00.

Search begins for new Hull City manager

BBC Humberside Sport

The search for a new manager begins for Hull City after it was announced that Marco Silva has resigned from the club.

Marco Silva has reisgned
PA

He led Hull to six wins from his 18 Premier League games, with relegation confirmed after a 4-0 defeat by Crystal Palace on 14 May.

In a statement, Hull said they were "disappointed" by the departure of a "firm fans' favourite".

It's understood the search for a new manager will begin next week.

Your weather this morning

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A dry, sunny and very warm start to the day.

Here's my full weather forecast:

Train delays between Selby and Gilberdyke

BBC News Travel

There are delays of up to ten minutes on Hull Trains, Northern and Transpennine due to a level crossing fault between Selby and Gilberdyke.

Your headlines this morning

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside Live

The latest headlines from our East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire newsroom this morning:

  • Humberside Police has drafted in officers from other regions to help maintain security at Radio One's Big Weekend in Hull
  • A police officer responsible for alcohol licensing for Humberside Police will face a misconduct hearing today
  • Hull's new city centre fountains will be officially switched on today.
  • The search for Hull City's new manager begins after Marco Silva resigned yesterday

Radio 1 Big Weekend: Visitors will have to use shuttle bus

BBC Radio Humberside

People attending the Radio 1 Big Weekend in East Yorkshire are being urged to book a place on an official shuttle bus to travel to the site.

Radio One Big Weekend in 2014
BBC

Fifty thousand people are expected to go to the festival over the next two days.

Heightened security following the Manchester bombing means everyone attending will be searched twice before they get onto the site.

Anyone getting a taxi will also be required to get a shuttle bus from an official drop-off site.

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Jonathan Willis

BBC Local Live

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

If you've got anything you want to talk about please get in touch and let us know what's happening where you are, by email, Facebookor Twitter.

Severe accident: A1079 East Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A1079 East Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between Sculcoates Lane and Epworth Street.

A1079 East Yorkshire - A1079 Beverley Road in Hull closed in both directions between the Sculcoates Lane junction and the Epworth Street junction, because of an accident.

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

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Goodbye: Five things we've learned today

Caroline Brockelbank

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 through the evening.

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

And before I go, it's been a glorious day today, as you can tell from this lovely Weather Watcher picture sent in to us from Scunthorpe:

Still lake with trees either side
Rob Hinch / Weather Watcher
Wind turbines from a new factory in Hull have begun generating power in the North Sea.
Turbines form part of the Dudgeon wind farm off the Norfolk coast.

Bridlington Coastguard call to carry safety devices

The Bridlington Coastguard Rescue Team is urging kayakers and jet ski users to invest in a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) - which is device that alerts the Coastguard to your position if you get into distress.

Bridlington beach
BBC

It comes after the team was called out during the early hours of this morning after a kayaker signalled they were in distress by using a PLB.

They were called out at 04:35 and the kayaker was found safe and well shortly afterwards.

Manchester attack: Bridlington music venue reviews security

Katy Austin

BBC Look North

Simple Minds are playing an acoustic concert at the Bridlington Spa tonight and the venue has enhanced their security in light of the Manchester attack.

Bridlington Spa
Google

Bags and jackets will be searched on entering the venue and the only technology people will be able to use inside is phones.

In addition, people arriving at the end of the concert to collect friends or family will not be allowed to inside.

Your evening weather forecast

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A warm evening with low sunshine lasting until dusk.

It will remain dry and warm through the night with light winds and perhaps some coastal mist at times.

Weather graphic
BBC

Work on new hotel in Hull well underway

David Harrison

BBC Radio Humberside

In less than two weeks a new boutique apartment hotel, sleeping 40 people, will open in Hull city centre.

Outside of new boutique hotel
BBC

It's next to Hull Minster and the newly redeveloped Trinity Square.

Inside new boutique hotel
BBC

Signalling problems at Hull Paragon Station fixed

There were signalling problems at Hull Paragon Station this afternoon which caused some delays.

Hull Paragon Station
Google

Just before 14:00, a signaller reported a fault with the signalling at Hull Paragon station. Network Rail workers visited the site and carried out work to resolve the problem. Normal working was resumed just before 15:00. We would like apologise to any passengers who experienced disruption and thank them for their patience."

Network Rail

Manchester attack: Minute's silence across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A minute's silence was observed at 11:00 to remember those killed in Manchester.

Watch what happened in Hull and Lincoln below:

Radio 1 Academy coming to a close

BBC Radio Humberside

Today is the last day of BBC Radio 1's Academy.

BBC Introducing on Radio Humberside have been putting on musicians in the Hangout Space and there's a free gig tonight at the Albemarle Centre.

You can get tickets here.

Bank Embrs playing at Radio 1 Academy
BBC