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Summary

  1. Hull woman remanded on murder charge
  2. Food and drink festival begins in city
  3. Murder inquiry in Hull after man's death
  4. Teenager cyclist injured in accident as car driver fails to stop
  5. Updates on Friday 11 August 2017

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By Kimberley Metcalfe

All times stated are UK

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Five things we learned today

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

Have a great weekend. We'll be back on Monday with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

In the meantime, here are five things we didn't know this morning:

  1. Hull's food and drink festival begins
  2. Hull murder inquiry after man's death
  3. Acrobatic extravaganza comes to Hull
  4. Tata fined £1m in toxic gas escape case
  5. Fetuli Talanoa set for 100th Hull FC game at St Helens

Your headlines this evening

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the latest headlines from across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire:

  • Tata Steel has been fined £1m after pleading guilty to an incident which left employees in Scunthorpe exposed to toxic gases
  • A murder investigation is underway after a 35 year-old man who suffered serious injuries at a property in Hull on Tuesday died
  • Blue badge holders could be banned from parking in parts of Driffield

Listen: Free childcare 'not financially sustainable' for nurseries in the region

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

There are concerns that 30 hours of free childcare won't be financially sustainable for nurseries across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire.

The government initiative is aimed at helping working parents but the Voice union for education professionals says childcare providers could lose out in the long-term.

Fetuli Talanoa set for 100th Hull FC game at St Helens

Winger recalls his best moments in black and white

Watch: Your weather this evening

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Tending to dry up this evening but staying cloudy for much of the night.

A minimum temperature of 13C (55 Deg F).

Watch my full forecast.

BreakingMurder accused remanded after court appearance

Victoria Holland

BBC Look North

A woman has appeared in court charged with murder following the death of a woman who was assaulted on a street in Hull.

Joanne Hemingway, 39, died after an incident on Beverley Road on the 29 June.

Angela Burkitt, aged 53, of Beverley Road, Hull, is charged with murder and witness intimidation.

She'll next appear in court on 27 October.

The Yorkshire Regiment welcomes five men from Hull

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

The Yorkshire Regiment says having five men from Hull and East Yorkshire joining the army at the same time is good for morale.

Some of the new recruits have been meeting the Lord Mayor of Hull this lunchtime before their basic training starts on Sunday.

The regiment has previously been deployed to places such as Afghanistan and Germany.

Purge on bad parking by disabled badge users in Driffield

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

Officials are cracking down on blue badge owners who have been blocking the streets in Driffield.

Enforcement officers and police visited the town yesterday.

A spokeswoman for Driffield Town Council said it had been a problem near B&M and Wilko's with buses struggling to get through.

blue badge
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Your headlines this afternoon

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the latest headlines from across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire:

Everything looks better in colour

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

Have a look at this lovely picture tweeted by the University of Hull, doesn't it look stunning in the sunshine?

It's great seeing your pictures from around the region, if you're out and about today, get snapping and email them to me here.

View more on twitter

Acrobatic extravaganza comes to Hull

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

Preparations are underway for this weekend's acrobatic circus in Hull.

The event called Epicycle will see internationally acclaimed french circus artists fly through the skies at West Park in Hull.

Those involved say it promises to be a spectacular display.

Take a look at this afternoon's weather

BBC Weather

A dry start, but cloud and outbreaks of rain will spread quickly southeast through the morning.

Rain will continue through the afternoon, especially over western hills, but with some drier and perhaps brighter intervals in the east.

Becoming breezy, highs of 18C.

weather graphic
BBC

BreakingTata Steel ordered to pay one million pounds

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

A court has decided that Tata Steel has to pay £1m after pleading guilty to an incident which exposed workers to toxic gas.

View more on twitter

Court to decided on Tata Steel punishment

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

Tata Steel will discover their punishment later after they pleaded guilty to an incident which left employees in Scunthorpe exposed to toxic gases.

In June 2011 four people were exposed to the toxic gases at the Appleby Coke Ovens.

A judgement is due at Hull Crown Court today.

Tata steel
BBC

BreakingHull murder inquiry after man's death

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

A murder inquiry has begun after a man died following an altercation on Tuesday evening.

Police were called to an incident between two men, known to each other, at a property on Lee Street.

Kabelo Sam Mokoena, aged 35, was taken to hospital but died yesterday. The cause of death has not yet been established.

A 58-year-old man has been arrested and questioned.

He was later released on bail and the inquiry continues.

My team are speaking to residents in the area to establish the full circumstances that led to Kabelo sustaining his injuries, whilst also providing community reassurance."

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Cockerill

Teenager cyclist hit by car

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

Humberside Police are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy was knocked off his bike by a car.

It happened between Guildford Avenue and Gillshill Road in Hull on Monday evening. The driver failed to stop after.

The boy broke his ankle and was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary.

Hull's food and drink festival begins

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

Hull's annual food festival begins today.

This year's YUM festival is bigger and has more stalls than previous years.

The event is being held in Queens Gardens for the next two days, and will have independent traders, street food and other activities.

Kathryn Shillitoe from Hull BID is one of the organisers.

Your headlines this morning

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the latest headlines from across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire:

  • A court will decided on the punishment for Tata Steel today after they pleaded guilty to an incident which exposed workers to toxic gases
  • Concerns raised that 30 hours free childcare won't be financially sustainable for nurseries across East Yorkshire & Northern Lincolnshire
  • Hull's annual food festival 'Yum' begins today

Watch: Your weather this morning

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A dry start for most across the region with a few bright and sunny spells especially along the east coast.

Thicker cloud will build through the morning with outbreaks of rain reaching us later. Most of this rain fairly light and patchy, with a few heavier bursts especially on high ground.

Top temperatures today of 18C (64 Deg F).

Watch my full forecast.

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

Hello and welcome to today's live news feed across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire on Friday 11 August 2017.

I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates 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.

Have a look at this beautiful sunrise captured by weather watcher Octopock. I'll have all the weather details soon.

sunrise
BBC

Five things we've learned today

Hope Bolger

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Well that's it from me today. We'll be back tomorrow at 08.00 with more news, sport, weather and travel from across the county as it happens.

Live updates will continue through the night.

For now I'll leave you with five things we've learned today:

Have a good evening.

Five things we learned today

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

That's all from me today.

I'm back tomorrow from 08:00 with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

Any breaking news will continue to be posted here throughout the night.

In the meantime, here are five things we didn't know this morning:

Watch: Your weather this evening

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A dry evening and night with clear spells and light winds across the region.

Feeling chilly in some rural parts by Friday morning. Lows of 10C (50 Deg F).

Here's my full forecast.

Cute or Cruel? The circus animal debate

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

The owner of a travelling circus, which is visiting Scunthorpe, has defended the use of wild animals in performances describing them as "happy and healthy".

It comes after one animal welfare group called on people in North Lincolnshire to boycott the circus.

The government says it wants to see an end to the use of wild animals in travelling circus shows - but hasn't yet changed the law in England.

Your headlines this afternoon

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the latest headlines from across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire:

Watch: Police begun purge of criminals on Grimsby estate

Phillip Norton

BBC News

Four people have been arrested and a large amount of suspected heroin and cocaine has been found in a police raid on Grimsby's East Marsh this morning.

It comes as Humberside Police launch a purge on drugs and antisocial behaviour in the area.

Last week we revealed how some residents around Rutland Street were living in fear.

I went out with the force this morning.

Residents 'fed up of rainfall causing sewage to leak on street

Kate Sweeting

Reporter, BBC Look North

Residents in an east Yorkshire town say they're fed up of raw sewage leaking on to their road when it rains heavily.

People living on an estate in Hedon say it's been happening for nearly 10 years, whenever there's heavy rainfall.

Yorkshire Water says it's investigating the problem.

I went to meet some of the residents and to see how bad the problem was after heavy rain earlier this week.

You can join in Hull's Freedom Festival

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

Hull's Freedom Festival, which celebrates and explores concepts of freedom, is looking for people to join in with a huge performance.

The international arts festival encourages local communities to get involved every year, to celebrate all cultures.

Here's how you can give your time and be part of it this year.

View more on twitter

Weather Watchers: Looking pretty in the sunshine

BBC Weather Watchers

It's great to see all of your sunny pictures, especially after the last few miserable days.

Have a look at these two cracking photos, taken in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

Flower in the sunshine
BBC

You can find out how to become a Weather Watcher here. It's the easiest way to get your pictures to us and also how they may end up on the BBC.

What are you waiting for? Head out in the sunshine today and get snapping.

view in Hedon
BBC

Plans for multi-million pound mental health unit revealed

Suzy Lawson

BBC Local Live

The plans for a new multi-million pound mental health unit for young people in Hull have been submitted to the council.

Mental health unit design
Artist's impressions

It was a welcome announcement for campaigners, after dozens of children had to travel large distances for specialist treatment.

The unit will have 11 in-patient beds.

Appeal after ink cartridge thefts

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

Police have released pictures of two men they want to speak to in connection with the theft of up to £2,000 of printer cartridges from Sainsbury's in Pocklington yesterday.

Officers are asking anyone who can help identify them to get in touch.

CCTV images
Humberside Police

Take a look at this afternoon's weather

BBC Weather

Dry across the region with some good sunny spells and light winds.

However onshore breezes will keep it a little cooler around the coast this afternoon.

Highs 19C.

Weather graphic
BBC

BreakingGenius Foods announces plans to close Hull factory

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

Genius Foods, which makes gluten-free food in Hull has announced its closure.

They say the site closure will impact 68 employees. And is a result of a recent decision by customers to offer an ‘Own Label’ product consequently reducing production in Hull.

The company say they are supporting staff to find alternative employment.

We fully understand the shock and disappointment of this announcement...It has been necessary to respond to the change in activity at Hull and the priority of the entire Genius team is to do everything possible to support the hard working and dedicated employees at the site"

Jeremy BradleyChief Executive, Genius Foods

Scientists from Hull research micro plastics impact on seas

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

They've been described as one of the greatest threats to our seas, tiny fragments of pollution known as micro plastics.

They come from things such as tyres and textiles even cosmetics and scientists from the University of Hull have been researching the damage they can cause to the environment.

This week they've travelled to a remote island within the Arctic circle to continue their investigations.

Severe congestion: A63 East Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A63 East Yorkshire both ways severe congestion, between A1165 Great Union Street and Market Place.

A63 East Yorkshire - Slow traffic on A63 Myton Bridge in both directions in Hull between the A1165 Great Union Street junction and the Market Place junction.

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