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Summary

  1. 'Shameful in the extreme': Judge on drink driver who left boy for dead
  2. Tougher sentencing call from family of hit-run victim
  3. Hull North MP Diana Johnson praised for work on contaminated blood scandal
  4. 'Gannet bonanza' on East Yorkshire's coast
  5. All change as Hull parking charge proposals revealed
  6. Updates on Friday 14 July 2017

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By Jonathan Willis

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Our live coverage across the day

Jonathan Willis

BBC Local Live

We're back from 08:00 on Monday with more news from around the area.

Before we go here's five things we've learned today:

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.

Watchdog wants to hear from unpaid carers

Vicky Johnson

BBC Look North

Healthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire is conducting research into carers in the East Riding.

watchdog wants to hear from unpaid carers
BBC

In the coming weeks, HWERY will be out with a questionnaire, the survey is open to all East Riding residents who are an unpaid carer.

People can also fill in a survey online

Unpaid carers often have their needs forgotten about, Healthwatch want to make sure that we collect every individuals view as it will help paint a picture as to what the needs are for unpaid carers and what local services can do to help.

Matthew FawcettHealthwatch East Riding of Yorkshire (HWERY)

Super League: Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC

BBC Humberside Sport

Leeds Rhinos welcome back centre Jimmy Keinhorst after 15 games out with a hand injury for the meeting of second against fourth in Super League.

Jimmy Keinhorst has not played for Leeds since April
Getty Images

Hull FC are without stand-off Albert Kelly, who picked up a calf injury in the defeat at St Helens.

Jake Connor deputises for the Black and Whites, who have lost their last two games and are three points behind their opponents.

Leeds are unbeaten in the last seven meetings between the two sides, who face each other again in the semi-finals of the Challenge Cup on Saturday, 29 July.

The weekend's weather forecast

BBC Weather

This evening it will be dry with sunny intervals. Cloud will increase overnight with periods of rain or drizzle on the Pennine hills.

On Saturday it will often be cloudy with outbreaks of rain, occasionally heavy.

Sunday will be the best day of the weekend, being pleasantly warm and sunny.

Weahter Forecast
BBC

Council chief will also run health group

Vicky Johnson

BBC Look North

Its been described as a groundbreaking appointment.

The Chief Executive of North East Lincolnshire Council, Rob Walsh will also become of the boss of the local Clinical Commissioning Group

Rob Walsh
North East Lincolnshire Council

CCGs are usually clinically-led NHS bodies, responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area.

Mr Walsh says that by bringing the two organisations closer together, this will help improve local health and social care services

Family of secure unit victim speak out

Katy Austin

BBC Look North

The family of Robert McNeill, who was killed during an attack by another patient at Great Oaks Hospital in Scunthorpe, have released a statement.

Jamie Reed, 26, had admitted manslaughter on diminished responsibility, but was found not guilty of murder.

In a statement Robert McNeill's family said they were pleased that Reed would remain detained in either prison or hospital.

The person Rob was has not been mentioned very much during this trial. Although he didn’t have an easy life, Rob was a very generous, caring, and kind-hearted man. He was deeply loved and we miss him every single day. Rob was vulnerable, slight of build, and unable to protect himself against a larger, younger and stronger attacker.

Carl Richardson & Nicky

Judge calls for sentencing review after hit-and-run case

Kate Sweeting

Reporter, BBC Look North

The judge who sentenced a drunk hit-and-run driver says he will write to the government to ask them to review the sentencing guidelines.

Kiernan Roberts was left for dead
Kiernan's family

Owen Finn, 64, was sentenced to three years in jail after he left teenager Kiernan Roberts for dead after knocking him off his bike. Kiernan has been left with life changing injuries.

Judge Jeremy Richardson has call Finn's behaviour 'shameful in the extreme.'

In summing up the judge said he would liked to have given a longer jail sentence, but because of restrictions in the law, it was the harshest he could give.

He will be writing to the government, in the hope that the law could one day be changed.

Booking a holiday? Why not try the Costa Del Wiv

Kofi Smiles

BBC Face of Hull 2017

The artist behind this installation hopes to convince people that Withernsea is "one of the UK's best kept secrets".

Watch: Hit-and-run victim's family speaks out

Kate Sweeting

Reporter, BBC Look North

Owen Finn, aged 64, has been jailed for three years and banned from driving for 11 after he left teenager Kiernan Roberts for dead when he knocked him off his bike with his car.

Finn was over the drink-drive limit.

Kiernan Roberts' sister, Katrina McLane, read out a statement on behalf of the family outside Hull Crown Court following the sentencing.

Leeds family spend four hours finding lost car

Staff at a shopping centre spent four hours helping a Leeds family track down their car after they had forgotten where it was parked.

Carmen Railton
BBC

The family, from Leeds, arrived for their daughter's graduation in Hull on Wednesday and parked in a rush.

As reported in the Hull Daily Mail, they approached St Stephen's staff Carmen Railton and Ebrima Touray after spending an hour looking for their car.

The vehicle was eventually found at the King William car park.

They said they knew the car was in a pay and display car park, which was £2.50 all day and closed at 18:30."

Carmen Railton

No signings expected for the Iron during pre-season tour

BBC Humberside Sport

Scunthorpe United are not expecting to bring any new signings in during their pre-season trip to Austria.

Graham Alexander
Rex Features

The Iron fly out tomorrow ahead of two friendlies against Austrian opposition as part of their summer training camp.

Manager Graham Alexander says it's unlikely they'll sign anyone whilst they're out:

It will be difficult while we are in Austria, unless it's a player we know. If it is someone we know then these sort of deals can be done while we're away. We just have to stay patient. We're not far short of where we want to be.

Graham AlexanderScunthorpe United

Mental health patient found not guilty of murder

Katy Austin

BBC Look North

A man accused of murdering a fellow mental health patient has been found not guilty of murder.

The incident happened at Great Oaks
BBC

Jamie Reed, 26, had admitted manslaughter by diminished responsibility, but denied murder.

Robert McNeill, 60, died at Great Oaks Hospital in Scunthorpe on 16 January.

During the trial, the court heard Mr McNeill was left with multiple injuries to his face, head, back and neck after a "frenzied assault" by Mr Reed.

Danny McGuire

Hull KR coach Tim Sheens says any move for Leeds captain Danny McGuire would be dependent on promotion to Super League.

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Seagull

Addresses in Alton Road and Belvedere Parade in Bridlington have missed some mail deliveries.

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Your headlines this lunchtime

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Local Live

Students prepare for 'kit car' competition

BBC Radio Humberside

Hundreds of students from across the region have been taking part in an engineering project to build a 'kit-car'.

Project Blyth aims to inspire young people to take up a career in engineering or the sciences.

Around 60 hand built electric kit cars will be raced around the KCOM stadium in Hull this Sunday to mark the end of the project.

Beverley High school has already been practicing.

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David Marshall

Hull City goalkeeper David Marshall will miss the start of the new season after suffering ankle ligament damage.

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Tougher sentencing call from family of hit-run victim

Kate Sweeting

Reporter, BBC Look North

Sixteen-year-old Kiernan Roberts was left for dead in October last year when Owen Finn, 64, knocked him off his bike.

Kiernan Roberts was left with life changing injuries
Kiernan's Family

Kiernan was discovered by a passer-by after the incident near Elloughton. He had suffered life-changing injuries which required emergency surgery.

Kiernan Roberts
Kiernan's family

Upon hearing that Owen Finn had been sentenced to three years in jail and banned for driving for 11, Kiernan's family told reporters that their family had been torn apart as they watched their beloved boy fighting for his life.

It is unfortunate the law does not allow for harsher sentencing for this offence. The sentencing guidelines do not come close to reflecting the pain and suffering Kiernan and our family have endured.

Katrina McLaneKiernan's sister

Labour leader praises Diana Johnson for her work on contaminated blood scandal

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has praised Diana Johnson for her work in getting a UK wide inquiry for those affected by the contaminated blood scandal.

He sent this tweet:

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Children asked to relive flooding experince

Jill Archbold

BBC Look North

Children in North Lincolnshire have been sharing their experiences of what it's like to be evacuated from their homes because of flooding.

flooding in North Lincolnshire
BBC

It's hoped that by talking about the impact it had on their lives, this will help the emergency services reshape how they respond in the future.

More than a third of pupils at South Ferriby School were evacuated from their homes after the 2013 tidal surge.

'Shameful in the extreme': Judge on drink driver who left boy for dead

Kate Sweeting

Reporter, BBC Look North

A hit-and-run drink driver has been sentenced to three years in jail after leaving a teenage boy for dead in the road after knocking him off his bike.

Owen Finn, 64, left 16-year-old Kiernan Roberts with a broken neck and brain injury in a crash in October last year.

Owen Finn
Humberside Police

Finn, who was president of Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce, was sentenced for the crash at Hull Crown Court today and Judge Jeremy Richardson QC said all the positive features of Finn's life up to that point were eradicated by his truly dreadful behaviour.

Your behaviour that night was shameful in the extreme. Your cowardice after the collision was breathtaking in its callous disregard for the life of the boy who you maimed, leaving him as you did in the roadway while you made off in an endeavor to evade justice.

Watch: Hull's alternative sightseeing tour

BBC Radio Humberside

Early this week we reported that people will be able to explore Hull city centre via a new explorer bus.

Well a group of active mums have another way of seeing the city centre:

Newbald residents frustrated over broadband speeds

BBC Radio Humberside

Residents in parts of North Newbald say they're having to wait too long for faster broadband speeds

Broadband speeds
BBC

Some villagers already have ultrafast or superfast broadband through KCOM but many are missing out as they wait for upgrades on their BT lines.

The MP for Beverley and Holderness Graham Stewart is visiting the village this afternoon to meet with residents.

BreakingHit-and-run driver sentenced

Kate Sweeting

Reporter, BBC Look North

A drunk-driver who left a teenage boy for dead after he drove into his bicycle has been sentenced to three years and banned from driving for 11 years.

Man sentenced for three years
Google

Former president of the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce Owen Finn left 16 year old Kiernan Roberts in the middle of the road In Brantingham Road, Elloughton in October last year.

Kiernan was left with a broken neck and brain injury.

Instead of stopping Owen Finn left the scene and drove 130 miles to Birmingham with a smashed windscreen.

'Beverley from above' exhibition opens

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

A new photography exhibition opens in Beverley today, giving a bird's eye view of the town.

Beverley from Above
East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Glimpses of History from Above is made up of aerial photographs taken in 2014.

It's the latest in a series of temporary exhibitions at the Guildhall, and will be on display until 17 November.

Hull FC: Lee Radford needs team to improve

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull FC will have to improve significantly on last week or face another defeat at Leeds tomorrow, according to coach Lee Radford.

Lee Radford
BBC

Hull were well beaten by St Helens and haven't won at Headingley in the league for 10 seasons.

Radford says he's impressed with Leeds:

They're as good as I have seen a team play against Salford. So must do better in all departments. Individually and collectively we've got to be better this week.

Lee RadfordHull FC Coach

All change as Hull parking charge proposals revealed

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

I noticed this on my way into work today. Car parking charges are going up in Hull.

Car parking charges going up in Hull
BBC

Look at the fiddly amounts, 44p, 88p and £2.62.

How does that sound to you?

'Gannet bonanza' on East Yorkshire's coast

Paul Murphy

BBC Look North

A gannet bonanza has been confirmed on the towering cliffs of Yorkshire by research from the RSPB.

Gannet bonanza on Yorkshire cliffs
PA

A survey shows the cliffs around Flamborough Head and Filey are home to 412,000 seabirds including gannets, puffins and razor bills.

Since 2000, the number of gannet pairs on the cliffs has shot up from 2,550 to 13,400.

But the charity warned that overall seabird numbers in the UK are faring badly.

Painkiller linked to drug user deaths in Yorkshire and the Humber

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A strong painkiller known as fentanyl has been linked to a number of recent deaths among heroin users in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Humberside Police became aware of an issue around drug-related deaths earlier this year.

Toxicology tests confirmed the presence of fentanyl, a strong painkiller prescribed for severe pain. The risk of harm comes when the wrong dose is used.

Fentanyl is being linked to death
AP

It's described as a 100 times more potent than morphine. If you overdose on fentanyl one day you may survive but another it could be your last and you could die from it.

Det Ch Insp Paul KirbyHumberside Police

Watch: What's the weekend weather got in store?

Georgina Burnett

BBC Weather

A dry start to the day with bright and sunny spells, although rather breezy with isolated light showers possible.

Here's my full forecast:

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Jonathan Willis

BBC Local Live

Good morning and welcome to Local Live for Friday 14 July.

I'm Jonathan and I'll be bringing you the latest news, sports 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 email,Facebook or Twitter.

Severe accident: A1035 East Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A1035 East Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between A165 Whitecross Road and A1174 Swinemoor Lane.

A1035 East Yorkshire - A1035 closed and slow traffic in both directions between the A165 Whitecross Road junction in Routh and the A1174 Swinemoor Lane junction in Beverley, because of an accident.

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

Our live coverage across the day

Jonathan Willis

BBC Local Live

Local Live will have updates through the night.

We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the area.

Before we go here's five things we've learned today:

In Hull this week there have been thousands of university graduates donning robes and celebrating that they've received their degrees. Well done to everyone. Here's a photo taken earlier today outside the Guildhall.

Graduates throw hats
BBC

Former Hull FC skipper dies aged 70

BBC Humberside Sport

Former Hull FC captain Vince Farrar has died at the age of 70.

Vince Fara
BBC

Farrar led the club to promotion from the second division with a record points total and skippered them in the final of the BBC Floodlit trophy success over Hull Kingston Rovers in 1979.

Weather Forecast: some sunny spells throughout the evening

BBC Weather

Any showers will ease during the evening with some early evening sunny spells.

However, cloud will soon thicken with rain arriving from the west early in the night. The rain will clear eastern areas around dawn.

Weather Forecast
BBC

Could more food stalls be coming to Trinity market?

David Harrison

BBC Radio Humberside

There are reports that new street food stalls could soon come to Hull's Trinity market.

Hull Trinity market
BBC

The market partially re-opened in June following the first phase of a £3 million re-vamp.

As well as having a new look the market will be open for longer on Thursdays and at weekends.

Fine dining Indian restaurant Tapasya is one of the companies reportedly interested in setting a street food stall.

Summer activities launched across East Yorkshire's beaches

Jonathan Willis

BBC Local Live

A programme of activities along East Yorkshire's beaches has been launched by East Riding Council in time for the summer holidays.

Bridlington beach festival
Visit Hull and East Yorkshire

The programme aims to get residents and visitors active, be healthy and enjoy life in the area.

Events are being held in Bridlington, Hornsea and Withernsea and starts with the Beach Sports Festival at Bridlington South Beach on the 23 July.

Scunthorpe's Jack Burnell to compete in World Aquatics Championships

Simon Clark

BBC Look North

Scunthorpe's Jack Burnell has flown out to Budapest for the World Aquatics Championships.

Jack Burnell in action
BBC

2,500 athletes will be competing in more than 200 events over 17 days at five venues.

Jack will take part in the open water 10k race.

In 2016 Burnell was ruled out of the medals in Rio due to a 10k disqualification.

However, in March this year he won Gold at the Marathon swimming World Cup in Abu Dhabi.

Calls for A180 to be resurfaced

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The government says it will consider an MP's request to resurface part of the A-180 at Cleethorpes.

Martin Vickers
BBC

The area's Tory MP Martin Vickers says there's an "urgent" need for the work.

Mr Vickers says the noise made by the surface is affecting residents and should be silenced.

Responding, Transport Minister John Hayes says all our roads need to be "fit for purpose":

Hull MP calls for fairer transport funding deal

Jonathan Willis

BBC Local Live

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has called on the government to provide Hull with the funding in transport infrastructure it deserves.

Humber Bridge
David Neve

During transport questions in the Commons Ms Johnson criticised the government's decision to cancel rail electrification for Hull, while spending £27 billion on crossrail 2 for London.

She also highlighted delays to improvement work on the A63 at Castle Street.

In response transport Minister John Hayes said the government was increasing infrastructure spending by 50 per cent and they're looking to re-balance the economy.