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Summary

  1. Hull FC legend Arthur Bunting dies at age of 80
  2. Appeal over missing Cleethorpes woman
  3. Residents of Hull street say crime is at 'epidemic levels'
  4. Charlie and Lola author named Children's Laureate in Hull
  5. Go-ahead sought over Hull traffic light plans
  6. Updates on Wednesday 7 June 2017

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By Suzy Lawson

All times stated are UK

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Five things we've learned today

Suzy Lawson

BBC Local Live

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

Before I go, let's have a look at five things we've discovered during the day.

Weather: Rain on the way tonight

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Cloud will build this evening following this afternoon's sunshine.

We're likely to see some outbreaks of rain later on:

Weather chart
BBC

New Children's Laureate worried about equality in books

Boys don't like reading books with girls as the main characters - and that "makes it harder for girls to be equal", says Lauren Child, named in Hull today as the new Children's Laureate.

Lauren Child
PA

Child, who wrote the Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean series, was speaking after her appointment at a special ceremony in Hull City Hall.

She is the tenth person to be the official champion of children's books and takes over from Chris Riddell.

While girls are happier to read about boys, she is worried about why most boys are more reluctant to read books or watch films about girls.

"I don't know if it's just in our culture, or whether it's a boy thing, that they find it very hard to pick up a book or go to a film if a girl is the central character," she told BBC News.

Watch: Man hit by car at petrol station

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

This is the moment a car hit a man on a petrol station forecourt in Hull.

Warning: Some viewers may find the footage upsetting:

Jamie Topliss- Yates was walking across the forecourt of the garage when he was hit by a car driven at speed by 21-year-old Zaid Bhamji.

Bhamji received a six-month suspended prison sentence after admitting dangerous driving.

Mr Topliss-Yates received a broken pelvis in the incident and is awaiting a brain scan to see if there is any long-term neurological damage.

He says he wants the footage to be shown to make people think about their driving.

Watch: Former Yorkshire soldier urges people to vote

This is Simon Brown.

He's a soldier from Yorkshire was shot in the head and lost his sight in 2006 during a rescue mission in Basra.

He says that his injuries and his experiences in war-torn countries, "where people don't have a voice", make it even more important for people to vote on Thursday.

If you're undecided whether you're going to go to a polling both tomorrow, watch this:

Housing charity 'to invest £6m a year' in North East Lincolnshire homes

A housing charity in North East Lincolnshire says it's going to invest £6m a year into improving its properties over the next 10 years.

Houses
PA

Shoreline Housing Partnership has pledged to install new kitchens, bathrooms, roofs, windows and doors as well as heating and electrical systems.

More than 2,700 homes will be improved, the charity says.

Last week,it announced it was shutting three sheltered accomodation sites for elderly and disabled people.

Hotels targeted in police crackdown on child sex abuse

Undercover police officers have been targeting hotels in the Yorkshire and Humber region as part of a crackdown on child sexual exploitation.

Police jacket
BBC

Officers in plain clothing accompanied by a child visited a number of hotels across the region, including in Hull and Scunthorpe, to see if staff would ask for identification when they tried to book a double room.

Staff at hotels and other licensed premises have been offered training in how to recognise signs of abuse.

The police say there were 63 cases where children were sexually abused in hotels or bed and breakfasts in the Yorkshire and Humber region in 2015 and 2016.

Det Supt Simon Beldon says: "I am pleased that the vast majority of establishments passed the test, although slightly disappointed that most only turned the officer and child away rather than actually report them to us. Only three establishments - including one in Scunthorpe - did do that."

Your headlines this afternoon

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside News

The headlines for East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire this afternoon include:

Child seriously injured in Grimsby crash

A woman and two children have been injured, one seriously, in a crash involving a car and a lorry in Grimsby.

King Edward Street, Grimsby
Google

It happened on King Edward Street at about 15:45 on Tuesday and involved a white Volvo lorry and a black Renault Clio.

One of the children was taken to Sheffield Children's Hospital with what police are describing as "potentially life-threatening" head injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is being asked to contact police.

Lauren Child named Children's Laureate in Hull City Hall ceremony

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

Here's Lauren Child being awarded her Children's Laureate medal in Hull earlier.

The Charlie and Lola creator was given the title by the former Laureate Chris Riddell:

Lauren Child gets award
BBC

The children in the audience weren't left out either.

Here they are with their own "medals" made out of biscuit!:

Children with biscuit medals
BBC

Protected birds hatch at East Yorkshire nature reserve

A former sand and gravel quarry close to the village of North Cave has become an important sanctuary for one of Yorkshire's largest inland colonies of avocets.

Avocet
Pete Walkden

They were once highly threatened and they remain among the most heavily protected bird species in the UK.

Over recent weeks, 23 avocet chicks, similar to the one pictured above, have hatched within Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s North Cave Wetlands Nature Reserve.

Watch: Robotic legs help East Yorkshire man walk again

Jo Makel

BBC Look North

Jason Liversidge takes his first steps in more than a year, with the help of robotic legs:

Weather: Sunny spells

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's been a windy morning, but it should ease through this afternoon.

We'll see some bright and sunny spells, but there is more rain on the way later tonight.

Weather chart
BBC

BreakingCharlie and Lola author named Children's Laureate in Hull

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

The author and illustrator Lauren Child has been named the new Children's Laureate at a ceremony in Hull.

Lauren Child
BBC

Best known for her Charlie and Lola books, she takes over from the current Laureate Chris Riddell.

The title is awarded every two years to an author or illustrator of children's books to celebrate outstanding achievement.

Charlie and Lola
BBC

Your headlines this lunchtime

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside News

The headlines for East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire so far today include:

Go-ahead sought over Hull traffic light plans

Plans to upgrade Hull's traffic light system to a more modern version are to be discussed by the city council later this month.

Traffic Light
BBC

If given the go-ahead, new digital lights will be installed which would be able to manage traffic flow and adjust the signals according to current traffic conditions in a bid to reduce congestion, unlike the analogue lights currently in place.

Hull City Council will need to install new lights over the next two years because the old analogue technology is being phased out nationally and will no longer be available after December 2018.

A report about the lights will be discussed at a council meeting on Wednesday 14 June.

Hull tip opening times cut

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Hull's tips will be shut every Wednesday and Thursday from today, amid concerns from some local residents it could lead to more fly-tipping in the city.

Tip in Hull
BBC

The city council says closing the household recycling sites at Sutton Fields, Burma Drive and Wiltshire Road will save £100,000 a year.

Children's Laureate to be announced in Hull

Suzy Lawson

Broadcast Journalist

The tenth Children's Laureate will be announced at Hull City Hall later today.

Children reading
Think

The recipient of the honour will take over from the current Laureate Chris Riddell.

The role is awarded every two years to an author or illustrator of children's books to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field.

Previous winners include Quentin Blake, Jacqueline Wilson and Malorie Blackman.

Appeal over missing Cleethorpes woman

Police are appealing for help in finding a woman from Cleethorpes who's been missing since last month.

Julie Ann Repton
Humberside Police

Julie Ann Repton, 30, went missing after leaving for work from her home on St Hellier's Road at about 05:00 on Friday 19 May.

She's not been seen or contacted her family since then, and her family is growing increasingly concerned and want her to get in touch to let them know she's safe and well.

Julie is described as being 5ft 5ins tall, of slim build with shoulder-length wavy red hair. She was wearing a black jacket and blue jeans and was carrying a white backpack.

She also had her blue and white GT Tempest bike with her.

Anyone with information about Julie's whereabouts is being asked to contact police.

Arthur Bunting death: Legendary Hull FC coach's success 'speaks for itself'

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull FC's executive director James Clark has paid tribute to club legend Arthur Bunting, who has died at the age of 80.

Arthur Bunting
Hull FC

Mr Bunting led the Black and Whites to pretty much every trophy and major final from 1978 to 1985 and was coach during the club's record-breaking 1978-79 season.

James Clark says his record as a coach "speaks for itself": "Unprecedented success and deservedly recognised as the man responsible for overseeing a golden era in the club’s history.

"However, for all those who knew him around the club, his close friends and former team mates, he is remembered as the perfect gentleman, kind and supportive.

"A genuine rugby league fan with a brilliant sense of humour. He had a smile for everyone."

Traffic and travel: 30mph limit on Humber Bridge

It's a windy morning on the roads and the Humber Bridge is currently closed to high-sided vehicles.

Also watch out for the 30mph speed limit which is currently in place on the bridge in both directions.

Humber Bridge
BBC

Hull FC legend Arthur Bunting dies

BBC Humberside Sport

Tributes are being paid to former Hull FC coach Arthur Bunting who has died at the age of 80.

He led the Black and Whites to just about every trophy and major final available between 1978 and 1985.

Most notably, he was at the helm of the world record-breaking season that saw Hull win every one of their 26 league games in 1978-79:

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Your headlines this morning

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside

The latest headlines for East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire:

Hull band to play Glastonbury

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside Live

Hull band The Happy Endings have been chosen to play at Glastonbury Festival.

The group is made up of sisters Emma and Rachel Fee, along with percussionist Michael Jessop.

They'll play on the BBC Introducing Stage on the Sunday afternoon.

The Happy Endings
BBC

Residents of Hull street say crime is at 'epidemic levels'

BBC Radio Humberside

People living in an area of Hull say they feel too scared to leave their homes because of the level of crime happening on their doorsteps.

Some residents on Washington Street, off Beverley Road, say violence, drug dealing and criminal damage have become a way of life and they claim the authorities are not doing enough to tackle the problems.

Washington Street, Hull
Google

Hull City Council says it has had a few reports of problems in the area and has contacted one landlord following a complaint.

It is urging anyone with concerns to contact the local authority.

Weather: Windy this morning, brighter later

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

After a miserable day yesterday, it's looking a bit better today.

We should see some sunny spells later, but it's a windy one this morning.

Weather chart
BBC

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Suzy Lawson

Broadcast Journalist

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

Let's hope we see a bit less of this today:

Rain on a window
Rob Hinch

Thanks to our Weather Watcher Rob Hinch for sending in this photo from Bottesford.

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, Facebook or Twitter.

Severe accident: A1035 East Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A1035 East Yorkshire both ways severe accident, near A165 Whitecross Road.

A1035 East Yorkshire - A1035 in Leven closed in both directions near the A165 Whitecross Road junction, because of a serious accident.

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

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 it's been a pretty miserable, wet day but as always thank you for your Weather Watcher pictures. This one is from Bottesford in North Lincolnshire:

Bottesford
Weather Watcher / Rob Hinch

Listing fight goes on for Hull's Three Ships mural

More on the news that campaigners in Hull want Historic England to have a rethink over their decision not to grant Grade II-listed status to the city's Three Ships mural.

Three Ships mural, Hull
Nick Coupland

The mural, on the former BHS building, is a mosaic by artist Alan Boyson and comprises almost a million pieces of Italian glass on a 66ft by 64ft concrete screen.

The work was commissioned by the Co-Op in 1963, but the building has been vacant since August.

Hull City council has locally listed the mural and believes it "to be the biggest in the UK" but the surrounding area has been earmarked for future development.

It was placed on the Twentieth Century Society's Buildings at Risk list in January.

Hunted TV contestants could be in Bridlington

Two contestants taking part in the TV show Hunted could be in Bridlington.

In the show ordinary members of the public attempt to remain undetected while on the run.

If they succeed they'll win a share of £100,000.

The producers have got in touch with BBC Radio Humberside because they think these two men from Preston (pictured) could be in the Bridlington area.

If you help the producers you could be in for a cash reward... but then again you could end up ruining the TV contestants chance at winning!

Pictures of men and number to call if spotted
Shine TV

Humberside Police attend wrong address after emergency call

Police in Hull have apologised after they turned up at the wrong address following a 999 call for help.

Officers went to a home on Louis Drive in the city, instead of a house on the similar named Louis Court three miles away.

Map showing the two 'Louis' roads
BBC

Police say they were at the right place within 15 minutes.

A man was arrested on suspicion of assault. He's since been released without charge.

Jailed for skull fracture attack

A man has been jailed for five years for fracturing another man's skull in October last year.

22-year-old Lorenzo Obo Bortey (pictured) stole the victim's wallet in Queen Victoria Square and then ran off.

He admitted robbery and breaching a suspended sentence at Hull Crown Court.

Lorenzo Obo Bortey
Humberside Police

Men attempt to mug woman jogging in Hull

Two men have tried to mug a woman who was jogging down a Hull street at the weekend.

The victim was jogging on Walliker Street at about 15:15 on Sunday 4 June when one man grabbed her from behind and demanded money while another man kept watch.

The woman managed to escape by kicking the man and was left with minor head injuries.

The first man is described as white, 25-35-years-old, 5ft 7ins to 5ft 9ins tall and of slim build. He had dark, cropped hair, had an acne-scarred face, was unshaven and had a strong hull accent.

The second man is described as black, 25-32-years-old, 5ft 11ins to 6ft 2ins tall, and of stocky build. He had cropped black hair and was clean shaven.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact police.

Beverley poet and novelist Helen Dunmore dies

Tributes have been paid to East Yorkshire-born Orange Prize-winning writer Helen Dunmore, who has died of cancer at the age of 64.

Helen Dunmore
Getty Images

Author Philip Pullman remembered her as "a warm and generous human being", while Tracy Chevalier said she was "a graceful, elegant writer and person."

Dunmore, who was born in Beverley in 1952, won the first Orange Prize for women's fiction in 1996 for her novel A Spell of Winter.

Publisher Penguin Random House said it was "devastated by the loss of one of our best-loved authors".

Bloodaxe Books, which published Dunmore's first poetry collection, The Apple Fall, in 1983, said it was "immensely saddened" by her passing.

Her most recent novel, Birdcage Walk, was published in March.