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  1. Disappearance of Hull mum is 'potentially a murder enquiry'
  2. Plans for glass lift at the Humber Bridge back on the agenda
  3. Updates on Friday 16 June 2017

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By Louise Wheeler

All times stated are UK

Five things we've learned

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Well that's it from me today, we'll be back on Monday at 08:00.

Here are five things we didn't know this morning:

Full statement from Hull's MPs after London fire

Hull's 3 MPs have been contact with Hull City Council regarding safety in the 26 tower blocks in Hull following the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

Here is the full statement from Diana Johnson, Emma Hardy and Karl Turner:

"Following this week’s tragic events in London, we have been in contact with senior management at Hull City Council concerning the 26 tower blocks that we have in Hull.

We are pleased to hear reassurances that the 17 tower blocks that have cladding on them in Hull do not contain the inflammable material used in Grenfell Tower; that smoke alarms are regularly checked and will be upgraded to hard-wired models; and that communal lighting is also being improved.

Glenfell Tower

In Hull, we will continue to press the local authority on the issue of what advice is offered to residents in the event of emergencies in these blocks, on the provision of safe exit routes and whether sprinkler systems should be installed.

In the longer term, we will also work with the Council and other social landlords on reviewing our housing regeneration strategy in relation to the long-term future of high-rise blocks for social housing, especially for vulnerable people.

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In Parliament, we will ask questions about why fire safety recommendations for tower blocks that followed previous fire incidents in the past decade have not been implemented.

We will ask about the on-going impact of many years of cuts to local authorities and whether the cuts to our fire and emergency services have already gone too far. We will also demand extra support for councils like Hull to implement whatever recommendations follow the Public Inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire.”

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Watch: City of Culture 'wonderful' opportunity for children

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

City of Culture is putting on hundreds of events in Hull during 2017.

But it's also bringing arts projects and workshops to 63,000 children in classrooms across the city.

One educational expert has described the colossal project as a "wonderful" opportunity to expose children to lessons from top professionals.

Hull's MPs ask for reassurance after London fire

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

Hull's three MPs have been in contact with Hull City Council regarding safety in the 26 tower blocks in Hull following the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

Police have confirmed that at least 30 people have died as a result of the blaze at the west London flats.


We are pleased to hear reassurances that the 17 tower blocks that have cladding on them in Hull do not contain the inflammable material used in Grenfell Tower; that smoke alarms are regularly checked and will be upgraded to hard-wired models; and that communal lighting is also being improved.

Diana Johnson, Emma Hardy and Karl TurnerJoint statement

Very high pollen levels

BBC Weather

Not great news if you're a hay fever suffer:

Pollen map

Picture: Student design steel sculptures

Pupils at Stepney Primary School in Hull have helped design steel sculptures, which will be placed at the former Stepney Station today.

The installation is part of Hull's role as UK City of Culture.

Steel sculptures

Renata Antczak: Police search underway

Leanne Brown

BBC Look North

Humberside Police say they have undertaken several searches in scrublands near Renata Antczak's home.

Specially trained offers have been conducting searches at a number of location since Ms Antczak's disappearance.

She has been missing for 52 days and was last seen dropping her daughter off at school in Hull.

Renata Antczak
Humberside Police

Renata Antczak: Watch latest update

Leanne Brown

BBC Look North

Humberside Police says it's now treating the case of a missing Hull mum as a potential murder inquiry.

Renata Antczak was last seen dropping her daughter at primary school nearly two months ago.

Today detectives said there still had been no confirmed sightings.

Oh deer! Camera shy creatures spotted near Beverley

BBC Weather Watchers

I am not sure they wanted to be spotted, but thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Nick Hedges for this picture he's taken of red deer at Beverley:

Nick Hedges

Your headlines this lunchtime

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull Royal Infirmary reassures patients over fire safety

Hull Royal Infirmary bosses have issued a statement reassuring patients and staff that the hospital building is safe.

Hull Royal Infirmary

It comes after a fire engulfed Grenfell Tower in West London in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

A total of 17 people are known to have died and dozens remain unaccounted for.

In a statement, Duncan Taylor, from East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, says it would be "wrong to suggest" the cladding used on Grenfell Tower is the same used at the infirmary.

"However, I would like to take this opportunity to reassure patients, staff and visitors that the safety of everyone using the hospital is of utmost importance to us," says Mr Taylor.

Over the last two years, the hospital trust has continued to make "significant investment" in upgrading fire protection throughout the infirmary, he adds.

Revealing the skeletons in Hull's criminal closet

Pritti Mistry

BBC Local Live

Experts in Hull want to find out if people in the city have a secret hiding in their family tree.

Pictures of ancestors
Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums

Residents are being asked to explore their own families' criminal past during free workshops at the Hull History Centre.

The team behind the project wants to build up a history of local communities and plans to run workshops in the city in July, September and October.

We’re really looking forward to helping people dig into the past to find their black sheep ancestors. Hull and East Yorkshire has a rich history when it comes to criminal justice, and people's untold family stories can help us throw light into the shadowy corners of Hull's criminal past."

Dr Heather Shore

Young carers in North Lincolnshire offered helping hand

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

There could be more than 350 "hidden" young carers in North Lincolnshire, new figures show.

Young carers

That's according a survey carried out by North Lincolnshire Council.

With this in mind, members of the council's Wellbeing and Young Carers team are due to be at the Central Library in Scunthorpe this afternoon to offer a helping hand.

They're hoping to reach out to young carers who may otherwise go unidentified within their communities.

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Renata Antczak: What we know so far

Renata Antczak
Humberside Police
  • Ms Antczak was last seen 52 days ago after she had driven her daughter to Broadcare Primary School in Hull on the morning she disappeared
  • She was last seen walking near her home in Beamsley Way, Hull, at about 13:00 on 25 April
  • The Polish national was captured on CCTV at about 08:45 the same morning with her 11-year-old daughter at Broadcare Primary School
  • Ms Antczak took her daughter to school in the family's black Mercedes e220, before returning to her home address
  • There have been no confirmed sightings of Ms Antczak in the UK or Poland, despite widespread appeals

Renata Antczak: Full Humberside Police statement

"It is 52 days since Renata went missing and we have no confirmed sightings since that day.

"We are treating this inquiry as a potential murder.

"Our primary goal is still to find Renata alive and well. But at this stage of the investigation there are significant concerns that lead us to believe harm may have come to her.

Renata Antczak
Humberside Police

"Detectives from the major crime team are conducting this inquiry and we continue to support the family with specialist officers.

"I urge anyone who knows Renata to please get in touch with us - have you seen her? Do you know where she is? Can you give us any information. Please contact us on 01482 220 427."

Last sighting
Humberside Police

"At the moment it is difficult to give anymore information due to operational reasons but I would urge anyone no matter how small your information is to please contact us

If you don't want to give your name please contact us via Crimestoppers on their number 0800 555 111 or via their website."

Renata Antczak disappearance: 'Significant concerns' say police

Leanne Brown

BBC Look North

Police say they have 'significant' concerns about missing Renata Antczak's safety.

Speaking to reporters Detective Superintendent Grainne Casey said their primary goal was still to find the 49-year-old alive and well.

However Det Supt Casey said they did have fears that 'some harm' maybe have happened to Renata.

Renata Antczak
humberside police

Renata disappearace treated as potential murder enquiry

Leanne Brown

BBC Look North

Renata: Statement to be read

Detective Superintendent Grainne Casey will be reading out a prepared statement about the case.

Below is the last time Renata, 49, was seen.

Humberside Police

Renata Antczak disappearance: Police to reveal latest developments

Leanne Brown

Journalist, BBC Look North

Police investigating the disappearance of Hull woman Renata Antczak are due to reveal the latest developments in their investigation shortly.

Renata Antczak
Humberside Police

Mrs Antczak has been missing from her home in the city for almost two months after she was last seen dropping off her daughter at school on 25 April.

Police investigating her disappearance have since searched a number of addresses in the city.

As part of the wider investigation into her whereabouts, her husband, 47-year-old Majid Mustafa, a dentist from Hull, has been charged with conspiring to administer a noxious substance to Mrs Antczak.

Your views: Glass lift up the Humber Bridge

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East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Plans for a glass lift at the Humber Bridge are back on the agenda.

Humber Bridge at night time

They were rejected last year.

The Humber Bridge Board will meet again today to discuss plans and will put in a new planning application for a lift to be built.

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I do hope so, this would be amazing."


Fantastic idea, hope it comes of this time."


The bridge toll would go back up!"


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Watch: How the glass lift plans were revealed

Suzy Lawson

Broadcast Journalist

They were rejected last year, but it looks like a new planning application will be put forward for a glass lift to be installed at the Humber Bridge.

Here's how the earlier proposal looked:

Plans for glass lift at the Humber Bridge back on the agenda

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Local Live

It's hoped that a glass lift will be constructed at the Humber Bridge to take you to the top of the towers, despite planning being rejected last year.

Initial plans for a new visitor experience at the bridge were turned down over plans to include a hotel and office block.

The Humber Bridge Board will meet again today to discuss putting in a new application in order for the lift to be built.

Plans for a glass lift
Humber Bridge Board

Travel: A63 blocked

BBC News Travel

The A63 is partially blocked on Clive Sullivan Way both ways around the Humber Bridge junction in Hull.

There are reports of a dead deer in the road.

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Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A dry and bright start. Some light rain possible.

Here's my forecast:

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Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Hello and welcome to today's live feed across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire on Friday 16 June 2017.

I'm Louise and I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport and travel from across the area throughout the day until 18:00.

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Five things we've learned

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

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We will be back tomorrow from 08:00.

Here's five things we've learned today

What's so special about a blue plaque?

Chloe Deakin

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A blue plaque has been unveiled at Hull Paragon station in honour of local music legends - The Spiders from Mars.

But why has it been put there?

  • Blue plaques are a tradition which date back 150 years, but there aren't many for music
  • For BBC Music Day all 40 BBC local radio stations and Asian Network in England have teamed up with the British Plaque Trust to unveil 47 historic blue plaques celebrating iconic musicians and venues
  • Those honoured with a blue plaque include David Bowie (with not one but two plaques), broadcaster John Peel, the Grimethorpe Colliery Band and Delia Derbyshire who composed the Doctor Who theme tune
The Spiders from Mars

Mick Ronson (1946-1993), Trevor Bolder (1950-2013) and Mick ‘Woody' Woodmansey, were David Bowie’s backing group in the first half of the 1970s and left this station for many musical adventures.

British Legion appeal for members

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

British Legion members in Pocklington are appealing for new people to join their club, amid fears it might not survive to see its centenary in 2023.

Like many British Legion clubs it's suffering from a shortage of younger members.

There's a national initiative to help smaller clubs of this type. Retired Lieutenant Colonel Les Usher, from the Pocklington branch, says they need younger member with fresh ideas to take the club forward.

British Legion