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  1. Three teenagers who had gone missing from Grimsby are found safe
  2. Teenager from Bridlington named young fisherman of the year
  3. Adult social care, education and secure boarders were just some of the issues discussed during a special election programme on BBC Radio Humberside
  4. Yorkshire's the 'plaice' to eat fish and chips
  5. More than 700,000 visit Hull poppies
  6. Updates on Friday 2 June 2017

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By Louise Wheeler

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Goodbye: Five things we've learned today

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

That's all from me today, but we're back on Monday morning from 0800.

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:


Could Beverley's Kyle Edmund become a top ten player ?

Look North's Simon Clark has been back to the club where it started for Kyle

Knitted fish memorial honours trawlermen

Trawlerman memorial

Each fish represents one of the 900 trawlers from the East Yorkshire port sunk between 1835 and 1980.

Trawlerman memorial

Knitted fish memorial honours trawlermen

Each fish represents one of the 900 trawlers from the East Yorkshire port sunk between 1835 and 1980.

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Watch: Relive Big Weekend!

BBC Radio 1

Relive Big Weekend with Bastille....

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Football: Signing for the Mariners

Simon Clark

BBC Radio Humberside

Grimsby Town defender Danny Collins has signed a new contract at the club.

The 36-year-old has committed himself to a fresh one-year deal.

Meanwhile his former centre-half partner Shaun Pearson, who signed for Wrexham last month, says he now accepts the Mariners' decision not to offer him a new contract to extend his stay.

Josh Gowling is understood to have been offered a player/coach role at National League club Torquay United.

Gowling played with Gulls' boss Kevin Nicholson at Kiddersminster Harriers and is expected to sign for them shortly.

Danny Collins

Watch: Here's Keeley with Friday's weather

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Some patchy rain with sunny spells - late evening sunshine expected.

Hull FC v Wigan (Sat)

Joel Tomkins
Chris Mangnall/

Team news as Hull host Wigan in Saturday's Super League match at The KCOM Stadium (17:00 BST).

Hull celebrate the last of their six tries against reigning Super League champions

Hull FC 39-26 Wigan

Hull run in six tries as they beat reigning Super League champions Wigan at home for the first time in nine attempts.

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Actors performing on Hull Marina

Kate Sweeting

Reporter, BBC Look North

A group of amateur actors with physical or learning difficulties are performing on Hull Marina this week as part of Hull City of Culture.

The group of 15 members of Castaway Goole are joined by professional actors and are performing on a barge.

Those taking part say it's been an amazing experience.

They'll perform again tomorrow.

People dancing

Reviving the art of smoking fish

David Harrison

BBC Radio Humberside

A Grimsby fish seller is reviving the traditional art of smoking fish to honour his father's legacy.

Lee Williams bought a number of smokehouses with his father almost twenty years ago -- he agreed to his dad's last request to re-open and get the fish smoking process going again.

Smoke house

Your headlines this lunchtime

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

More than 700,000 visitors to ceramic poppies display in Hull

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

More than 720,000 visits were made to the Maritime Museum in Hull during the two month display of ceramic poppies.

The museum has become the most popular venue to host the poppies since the tour began in 2015.

It was made as part of commemorations of the centenary of the First World War.

Poppy display

To have had over 700,000 people visit Weeping Window at Hull’s Maritime Museum is quite exceptional, and a real testament to how much the city embraced this sculpture"

Councillor Terry GeraghtyPortfolio Holder for Culture and Leisure

Teenager from Bridlington named young fisherman of the year

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Jordan Harrison, aged 17, (pictured second from left) from Bridlington has been named Britain's young fisherman of the year.

The annual award has been announced by the industry publication "Fishing News."

Jordan recently became the youngest person in the UK to secure a skipper's licence.

Jordan Harrison
Fishing news

BreakingMissing teenagers found safe and well

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Three teenagers - Teigan Welbourne, Taylor Welbourne and Daisy Kelly - reported missing in the Grimsby area last night have been found safe and well today.

Police say they would like to thank the public and media for their assistance with helping to locate them.

Watch: Throwback to THAT weekend at Burton Constable

Kofi Smiles

BBC Face of Hull 2017

It has been almost a week since the likes of Katy Perry, Kings of Lyon and Little Mix performed at Hull's Big Weekend.

If you are having withdrawal symptoms, here are some highlights.

All aboard! Train named after Graham Taylor

A train is being named after the former England football manager - Graham Taylor.

He grew up in Scunthorpe and played for Grimsby Town.


The West Coast service will call at Watford Junction, Aston, Wolverhampton and Wembley Central.

London Midland is to re-christen the Class 350 model - to be known as Graham Taylor OBE.

We hope that passengers travelling on this train in the future will take a few moments to remember Graham, a true football hero.

Steve HelfetHead of West Coast services

Your headlines this morning

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside

Yorkshire's the 'plaice' to eat fish and chips

For generations fish and chips has provided millions of memories: eaten with greasy fingers on a seaside holiday, a pay-day treat at the end of the working week or a late-night supper on the way home from the pub.

A plate of fish and chips

That's probably how we've ended up with a National Fish and Chip Day, which is today.

And did you know that Yorkshire has more chippies than anywhere else in the country?

That's according to the National Federation of Fish Friers, which says there are about 1,700 of them in our region - and apparently about one in five of us visit our nearest chip shop every week.

Have you seen these three missing teenagers?

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Three teenagers have gone missing from Grimsby.

Humberside Police say they are concerned for the safety of 16-year-old Teigan Welbourne, her 13-year-old brother Taylor and 15-year-old Daisy Kelly.

Missing teeangers
Humberside Police

We are asking for your help in finding them. They are not in any trouble but we need to make sure that they are safe and well. We are very concerned for the safety of Teigan, Taylor and Daisy as their ages make them particularly vulnerable.

Humberside Police

Watch: Friday's weather

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Cloudy and some rain likely this morning. Sunny spells throughout the afternoon.

Here's my full forecast...

Reality check: Now the debate has finished sort the facts from the spin

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

That's it from the BBC Radio Humberside general election debate.

The BBC has a Reality Check service which aims to sort the facts from the spin.

Whether it's education funding, housebuilding or police numbers, our service aims to cut through the bluster and deliver you the facts you need to make your decision.

You can find out more here.

Reality check

General election debate: Education funding

The fourth question comes from Bethany Kay Thompson.

She asked: "How will you ensure that schools receive the per pupil funding they desperately need?"

What we have proposed to do is to introduce a fairer funding model. That would bring in £5.2m of extra funding. There will be a £4bn increase in schools funding over the next Parliament.

Andrew PercyConservative

We do need to fund schools more and build more schools to reduce class sizes. It is funding directly to the schools.

Mike HookemUKIP

We must have the money. We are one of the richest countries in the world. We have to invest in education and teachers. There is a real problem with stress levels, we must look after our teachers.

Roy HorobinLiberal Democrat

In regards to what Andrew said about increasing funding. It is not actually an increase because it is not in real terms. It is actually a cut to the funding.

Hollie DevanneyLabour
Money with a graduate hat on it

General election debate: Economic challenges

A third question to our panellists comes from Angus West.

He asked: "What is the biggest economic challenge for our country in the next five years, with the exception of Brexit?"

Stabilising the economy and ensuring we have a good NHS, a good education system, getting more people into jobs. We would do this by investing more in businesses and investing more in nationalising some of the main services.

Hollie Devanney

There's a skills gap. There's a massive skills gap. We have enough jobs in the Yorkshire and Humber region. Our kids aren't realising what is there for them. The skills gap is the major issue.

Roy HorobinLiberal Democrat

Trying to make sure technical education is on a par with academic qualifications. We have got record employment in the Humber. I think we should be more positive about our local economy rather than talking it down.

Andrew PercyConservative

We have got to make sure our kids are ready and have a good education. We need to bring back apprenticeships and technical skills.

Mike HookemUKIP
Man looking over at the city of London

Reality Check: May and Corbyn's record on anti-terror legislation

"I am shocked that Jeremy Corbyn, just in 2011, boasted that he had opposed every piece of anti-terror legislation in his 30 years in office."

- Amber Rudd, Home Secretary, BBC Election Debate

"Can I just remind you that in 2005 Theresa May voted against the anti-terror legislation at that time. She voted against it, as did David Davis, as did a number of people that are now in your cabinet because they felt that the legislation was giving too much executive power."

- Jeremy Corbyn, Labour leader, BBC Election Debate.

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been accused by the Conservatives of consistently blocking anti-terror legislation. During Wednesday night's BBC Election Debate, Jeremy Corbyn suggested that Theresa May's record was inconsistent and that the prime minister had voted against some anti-terror measures in the past.

Reality Check has looked back at the key votes since 2000.

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have taken very different paths to becoming leaders of their parties. Mrs May has almost exclusively served as a minister or shadow minister during her 20 years as an MP. In 2010 she became home secretary - after the Conservatives formed the coalition government with the Lib Dems. She remained in that post until becoming prime minister in 2016.

Mr Corbyn first became an MP in 1983 and had previously never held a position on the front bench before becoming leader in September 2015.

General election debate: Security

The second question to our panellists comes from Ashley Prescott.

She asked: "In the light of the Manchester tragedy, should we fall in line with Donald Trump and seek to ban travel to and from countries perceived to be a risk?"

What were the responses from our politicians?

We have to get a grip of our borders. Our borders are porous. I would not go as far as saying that we stop people from travelling, but what I would say is that those who travel to fight a jihadi war - we make sure they don't come back into this country.

Mike HookemUKIP

I don't think a travel ban would work. We have to remember that the appalling atrocity in Manchester was committed by a British national. This is a problem of home-grown terrorism.

Andrew Percy

I don't agree with a travel ban. What we need to do is provide the country with more police officers, more security, more border force and more intelligence officers. Go for the root cause and reassess programmes such as Prevent.

Hollie DevanneyLabour

We need to support our police and our intelligence services. They need the appropriate powers, I think they have got them. It is another issue we need to depoliticise.

Roy HorobinLiberal Democrat
Bomb disposal van

Reality Check: Adult social care

The claim: Spending on adult social care is facing its biggest crisis despite government's claim that there will be an extra £3.5bn in the system for England by 2020.

Figures for adult social care

Reality Check verdict: Social care could get up to an estimated £3.5bn extra in England by 2020 through council tax increases and a contribution from central government. A similar amount, though, has been cut from social care budgets since 2010 and the extra money would not solve the longer term problems of caring for a population which is continuing to age and whose demands are increasing.

General election debate: Reaction from the audience

The issue of adult social care has prompted some passionate responses from our audience members:

Forever and a day we have heard from the Conservatives that they have ploughed £10m in or £20m, but where is it going? It is going to top management.

Audience member

That is simply not true. The number of senior managers has nosedived since 2010.

Reponse from Andrew PercyConservative

We have to stop this political football. We need to get the best deal for the people of this country.

Audience member

It is good that people are living longer. But we have known this for a while. Labour kicked the can on this. With regard to the NHS - just pouring more money is not effective.

Audience member
Older person holding hand with relative

General election debate: Adult social care

The first question to our panellists comes from Andrew Storer.

He asked: "What would you do to make our local area and the communities that you serve better for older people?"

What were the responses from our politicians?

We must pay for our healthcare. We must pay for those professionals. The work that people do in nursing homes is staggering, undervalued and yet so important. The money has to be there.

Roy HorobinLiberal Democrat

Labour are devoting £8m to the social care fund. The money will come from raising taxes. I think the party has put forward a fully costed plan.

Hollie DevanneyLabour

It is disjointed, the social care service and the health service. We need to put some money into both of those and we would do that by taking money out of the foreign aid budget.

Mike HookemUKIP

There are billions of extra pounds coming in, but that alone is not enough. There is no easy solution. The less party politics involved in this, the better.

Andrew PercyConservative
Older people in a residential home

General election debate: Conservative panellist Andrew Percy

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

From 08:30 you'll be able to hear BBC Radio Humberside's General Election debate. It was recorded in Stallingborough in North East Lincolnshire.

The Conservative Candidate is Andrew Percy. Here's three facts about Andrew

  • Born and raised in East Yorkshire
  • He was a local school teacher
  • Andrew was also a school governor

The Conservatives are campaigning for:

  • Real terms increases in NHS spending reaching £8bn extra per year by 2022/23
  • Means test winter fuel payments, taking away £300 from wealthier pensioners
  • Net migration cut to below 100,000
  • Pump an extra £4bn into schools by 2022
  • Raising cost of care threshold from £23,000 to £100,000 - but include value of home in calculation of assets for home care as well as residential care
Andrew Percy
Andrew Percy

General election debate: Liberal Democrat panellist Roy Horobin

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

From 08:30 you'll be able to hear BBC Radio Humberside's General Election Debate. It was recorded in Stallingborough in North East Lincolnshire.

The Liberal Democrat Candidate is Roy Horobin. Here's three facts about Roy:

  • Roy lives in Cleethorpes, near the seafront
  • He is a teacher with 24 years' experience in schools
  • 16 of those years were spent teaching in Cleethorpes

The Liberal Democrats are campaigning for:

  • Second EU referendum on Brexit deal
  • End the 1% public sector pay cap
  • Invest nearly £7bn extra in education
  • Scrap the planned expansion of grammar schools
  • Reinstate university maintenance grants for the poorest students

Roy Horobin
Roy Horobin

General election debate: UKIP panellist Mike Hookem

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

From 8:30 you'll be able to hear BBC Radio Humberside's General Election Debate. It was recorded in Stallingborough in North East Lincolnshire.

The UKIP panellist is Mike Hookem. Here's three facts about Mike:

  • He left school at the age of 15
  • Mike served in the Royal Air Force
  • He was elected as a Member of the European Parliament in 2014

UKIP is campaigning for:

  • Reducing net migration to zero within five years
  • A ban on the wearing of face coverings in public places
  • Six Brexit tests
  • An extra £11bn every year for the NHS and social care by 2022
  • Provide 100,000 new homes for younger people every year
Mike Hookem
Mike Hookem

General election debate: Labour panellist Hollie Devanney

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

From 8:30 you'll be able to hear BBC Radio Humberside's General Election Debate. It was recorded in Stallingborough in North East Lincolnshire.

The Labour panellist is Hollie Devanney. Here's three facts about Hollie:

  • Hollie is 30 years old
  • She's currently writing up her PhD in medieval history at the University of Hull
  • Hollie has a pet dog called Elsie

The Labour Party is campaigning for:

  • Scrapping student tuition fees
  • Nationalisation of England's nine water companies
  • End to zero hours contracts
  • Income tax rate 45p on £80,000 and above
  • Hire 10,000 new police officers, 3,000 new firefighters

Hollie Devanney
Hollie Devanney

Join us for today's live coverage with a special election 2017 debate

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Election 2017

Good morning and welcome to our live coverage on Friday 2 June 2017.

BBC Radio Humberside is hosting a special election 2017 debate from 08:30.

Four politicians debate the area's big issues ahead of the general election.

Andy Comfort chairs the debate in front of an audience.

The panel consists of (in alphabetical order):

  • Hollie Devanney (Lab)
  • Mike Hookem (UKIP)
  • Roy Horobin (Lib Dem)
  • Andrew Percy (Con)

Let's find out a bit more about them with these mini biographies...

Five things we learned today

Louise Wheeler

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:

Watch: Cloudy night, some rain tomorrow

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Staying warm into this evening and overnight, with some rain possible tomorrow. Here's the full forecast:

Canadian comedian heading to Hull

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

The Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan is coming to Hull City Hall.

She's starred in BBC's Live at the Apollo and Would I lie to you?

The comedian is also performing at the Edinburgh Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal.

Katherine Ryan
Katherine Ryan

Watch: Celebrating Hull's fishing heritage

Caroline Bilton

BBC Look North

An area of Hull steeped in history is being celebrated in a photographic exhibition.

Dr Alec Gill has taken 6,000 photographs of residents on Hessle Road since the 1970s.

Now 100 of them are going on show.

Watch: Scunthorpe steelworks making profit

Leanne Brown

BBC Look North

It's been a year since the then failing Scunthorpe Steel works was rebranded as British Steel and it's now making a profit.

In the first year since Greybull Capital took over, the steel works made a profit of £47m.

To celebrate they're giving workers a share in the company.