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Summary

  1. Hull FC gearing up for Wembley final
  2. Kyle Edmund through to Winston-Salem semi-finals
  3. Immingham residents want answers over flooding
  4. Hull scientists identify medical condition
  5. Flood sirens tested at Grimsby and Cleethorpes
  6. Updates on Friday 25 August 2017

Live Reporting

By Suzy Lawson

All times stated are UK

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Five things we've learned today

Suzy Lawson

BBC Local Live

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

  1. Chronic breathlessness is named as new medical condition by Hull scientists
  2. Anglian Water says Immingham flooding isn't their fault.
  3. Don't get stuck in the mud, like these teenagers
  4. All set for Wembley. The Hull FC team test out the pitch ahead of tomorrow's Challenge Cup final
  5. And this family have really gone to town on the Hull FC decorations

Bye for now.

Plans for Go Ape in North Lincolnshire

Suzy Lawson

BBC Local Live

The adventure firm Go Ape is looking at setting up a course in North Lincolnshire.

Girl on zipwire in tree tops
Go Ape

The plans to build the attraction at Normanby Hall Country Park will be discussed by North Lincolnshire Council next week.

The course is a tree-top adventure set that includes zip-wires and rope swings.

There are already 30 sites in the UK and the nearest one at the moment is at Sherwood Forest.

The headlines this evening

Suzy Lawson

BBC Local Live

The latest news for East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire:

  • Scientists at the University of Hull have identified a new condition called Chronic Breathlessness
  • A month after flooding hit an Immingham estate, residents say no one has taken responsibility
  • The Hull FC team has returned to Wembley, hoping to be the first in the club's history to win back-to-back Challenge Cup finals

Weather: Dry and warm for the bank holiday weekend

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

I don't want to jinx it, but the weather is looking pretty good for the weekend.

There could be a few showers overnight tonight, but tomorrow should be mostly dry and bright.

And it's looking dry and warm, with sunny spells for Sunday and Monday too.

weather chart
BBC

Update on Humber mud rescue

Two teenagers have been rescued after getting stuck in mud on the banks of the Humber in Hull.

Humberside Fire and Rescue says the pair became trapped in mud in the tidal dock by Corinthian Way at around 14:30 BST this afternoon.

They are warning people not to go into the mud near the water as it's particularly soft and dangerous.

Two rescued from mud on Humber bank

Fire officers say they've helped two people who got stuck in mud on the banks of the Humber today.

They are warning people to think twice before going near the water.

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Challenge Cup: Hull FC return to Wembley

Simon Clark

BBC Radio Humberside Sport

Could this be the first Hull FC side to win back-to-back Challenge Cup finals?

The team have been back at Wembley today, as they prepare to face Wigan in the final tomorrow.

Hull FC at Wembley
BBC
Hull FC at Wembley
BBC

Watch: Brothers with 'chronic breathlessness' offered new hope

Scientists have identified a new condition called Chronic Breathlessness.

Twin brothers Andrew and Keith Noble, from Hull, both suffer from the same illness.

They live apart, about 20 minutes away from each other, and their difficulty in breathing means they rarely see each other

Challenge Cup: Sneyd says confidence is key

Simon Clark

BBC Radio Humberside Sport

There's not long to go until Hull FC look to make club history in the Challenge Cup final against Wigan tomorrow.

Hull's Marc Sneyd, who won the Lance Todd Trophy for his man-of-the-match display in last season's final, believes they have the quality available to retain the Challenge Cup.

Marc Sneyd
SWPIX

Sneyd said: "If everyone concentrates on their own job and everyone is happy with their performance after the game, then we'll be coming away with the trophy.

"I'm confident we've got the team to be able to do it and on the big stage we've got big name players that will guide us."

Swimmer to tackle Flamborough challenge

What are you up to this bank holiday Sunday?

Tom Pagett's got his day planned out already. He will be up at the crack of dawn and then he's going for an early morning swim.

But this isn't any old early morning swim - Tom is aiming to swim all the way around Flamborough Head, from the North to South Landing.

He's doing it raise awareness of the Flamborough Lifeboat, which is having a fundraising day.

Tom Pagett
Flamborough RNLI

Ziggy tickets go on sale

Kofi Smiles

BBC Face of Hull 2017

Tickets have gone on sale for an extra David Bowie tribute show in Hull, which has already sold out twice this year.

Tony Visconti and Woody Woodmansey's Holy Holy will return to the City Hall for a third time this December after concert-goers from as far away as London, Canada and Germany snapped up tickets in March.

Hull's Woody Woodmansey was the drummer in Bowie's legendary band, the Spiders from Mars.

Band on stage
BBC

Your headlines this lunchtime

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

The latest from the newsroom this lunchtime:

Weather: Sunny with some light showers

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's still looking sunny outside, but the cloud is likely to thicken through the afternoon.

There could be a few outbreaks of light rain later on, with long dry spells in between.

Weather chart
BBC

Challenge Cup: Is this Hull's best decorated house?

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Local Live

Now that's what I call getting in to the spirit of things.

The Morton family in Hull have really gone to town in decorating their house ahead of Hull FC's Challenge Cup final against Wigan tomorrow.

Can you beat it? Send us your photos on Facebook or Twitter.

House covered in bunting
BBC
House covered in bunting
BBC
House decorated in Hull FC memorabilia
BBC

Tennis: Kyle Edmund through to Winston-Salem semi-finals

East Yorkshire tennis player Kyle Edmund beat Steve Johnson to reach the semi-finals of the Winston-Salem Open.

Kyle Edmund
BBC Sport

The 22-year-old came from a set down to beat American world number 46 Johnson 5-7 6-3 6-3 in North Carolina.

Edmund, who is 45th in the world rankings, will play Bosnia's world number 67 Damir Dzumhur in the last four on Friday.

Flood victims in Immingham feel they had to "beg for help"

Gemma Dawson

BBC Look North

People living on a new housing estate in Immingham say they still haven't had an explanation about why their homes flooded.

Eight homes on the Habrough Fields Development were flooded following heavy rain earlier this month.

Residents say they are angry that nobody has taken responsibility for what happened.

Hildy Badics' home was one of those flooded. She said "No one has been to see how we've got on or what kind of damage has been done. It has been left totally down to us."

"Sometimes it felt like you had to beg for help."

Immingham flooding
BBC

In a statement Anglian Water said: "Our investigations show that our sewers were all working and although a foul water pumping station at Habrough Fields suffered a power outage that night, we do not believe this contributed to the flooding."

Update on burst water main in Immingham

Suzy Lawson

BBC Local Live

Anglian Water says it is working to restore water supplies to homes in the Immingham area.

A water main burst last night and the company says many people may have lower than normal water pressure.

Immingham map
Google

It says the main has now been fixed, but complications mean the water cannot yet be returned to full pressure.

It says things should be back to normal by 12:00, but you should run your taps for a couple of minutes if your water is cloudy or discoloured.

Your headlines this morning

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside

The latest from the newsroom:

Challenge Cup: Hull FC prepare for big match at Wembley

Simon Clark

BBC Radio Humberside Sport

The Hull FC team will get a chance to run out on the Wembley pitch today as they look to make club history in the Challenge Cup.

Hull FC v Wigan Warriors
SWPIX

They're hoping to become the first Hull FC team to retain the title when they face Wigan at 15:00 tomorrow.

The players will look around the national stadium this afternoon.

Severe disruption: M180 Lincolnshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M180 Lincolnshire eastbound severe disruption, between J4 for A15 and J5 for A15.

M180 Lincolnshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M180 eastbound between J4, A15 (Scawby) in North Lincolnshire and J5, A15 (Barnetby Top) in Lincolnshire, because of a shed load of wooden pallets and a vehicle striking a bridge.

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

Your pictures: Blue skies in East Yorkshire

BBC Weather Watchers

It's been a bright morning so far for most of East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

There could be more cloud on the way this afternoon, but for now let's enjoy some of your sunny photos.

Pip B sent in this great pic from Leven.

Blue sky in Leven
Pip B

And Susiesunshine sent in this snap of the beach huts in Bridlington.

Bridlington beach huts
susiesunshine

Thanks to everyone for their photos, keep sending them in via the Weather Watchers site.

Weather: Your bank holiday forecast

Here's my forecast for Friday and the bank holiday weekend...

Hull scientists make breakthrough on breathing conditions

Matthew Bone

Video Journalist, BBC Look North

People with serious breathing problems could get better treatment, because of research led by the University of Hull.

Scientists say they have identified chronic breathlessness as a new condition, rather than just being a symptom of other heart or lung problems.

Andrew Noble
BBC

They say it is leading to more targeted treatment for people who find it hard to breathe.

Andrew Noble (pictured), who has now been diagnosed with chronic breathlessness, said: "They showed me how to breathe properly.

"The nurses there, the trainers and physiotherapists were very, very helpful."

Sirens to sound in North East Lincolnshire

Suzy Lawson

BBC Local Live

Don't be alarmed if you hear the sound of sirens in Grimsby and Cleethorpes later this morning.

The Environment Agency is carrying out its annual test of the flood sirens, which were installed 10 years ago.

Cleethorpes beach
BBC

The 18 sirens are designed to warn more than 25,000 households and businesses of imminent tidal flooding.

They'll sound at 10:00 and 12:00.

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Suzy Lawson

BBC Local Live

Good morning and welcome to our live coverage on Friday 25 August.

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

If you want to get in touch you can. Just send me an email, or a message on Facebook or Twitter

Send me your pictures, or any news or info about what's happening where you are.

Severe disruption: A1079 East Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A1079 East Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, near Wellington Lane.

A1079 East Yorkshire - A1079 Beverley Road in Hull closed and slow traffic in both directions near the Wellington Lane junction, because of a caravan fire. Diversion in operation - via Wellington lane.

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

Five things we learned today

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

Thank you for joining me today.

We're back tomorrow morning with all the latest news, travel, weather and sport. However updates will continue through the night.

If there's anything you'd like to get in touch about you can email us here.

In the meantime, lets have a look at five things we didn't know at the start of the day...

  1. Peregrine Falcons caught on camera at Beverley Minster
  2. Hull will try a new care project for bereaved parents
  3. Watch out Wembley, the Black and Whites are en-route...
  4. Coroner concludes death of five-year-old was a 'tragic accident'
  5. Whitton Island in the Humber creates haven for wildlife

Watch: Tonight's weather

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Any showers dying away so a dry night with clear spells. Minimum temperature 11C (52F).

Here's my full forecast.

Look North tonight

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Join Peter tonight for all the latest news from across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

BBC One tonight at 1830.

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Just to keep it balanced...

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

Well we didn't want any other pets to feel left out.

Here's Indie, all set for Saturday!

Indie the cat
Angie Wysthoff

Who let the Hull FC dogs out?

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

Don't this bunch look great?

I don't think they've got tickets to get into Wembley on Saturday, but they'll certainly be supporting Hull FC in the comfort of their own homes... or maybe nearby drinking establishment if their owners can take them along.

Who'd have thought dogs were so into their rugby league?

Photo of dogs
Various owners

Shifting sands in the Humber provide island haven for wildlife

Paul Murphy

BBC Look North

It's described as a sanctuary for some of the country's most important birds.

Whitton Island on the Humber was taken over by the RSPB earlier this year, after it was created by shifting sands.

Conservationists have spent the summer trying to improve the habitat for thousands wild birds.

In the early hours of this morning I headed out for a good look around.

Mum's tribute to boy who choked on his lunch

Caroline Bilton

BBC Look North

An inquest has heard how a five-year-old boy choked to death on his lunch at school.

Theodore Silvester died after the incident at Anlaby Primary School in February.

Staff started slapping his back when they saw Theo was in distress and gasping for breath. First aid was administered and an ambulance arrived shortly after. He was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary but died shortly after.

Today the court heard how "well established and proven techniques" were used to try and dislodge the food from Theo's airway.

A statement was read my his mum Katie, describing Theo as the life and soul of the family.

Challenge Cup final: Will Hull FC retain trophy by beating Wigan Warriors?
Will Hull FC retain the Challenge Cup when they face Wigan Warriors on Saturday? The Super League Show's pundits assess their chances.

Your headlines this afternoon

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

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

Let's face it - thieves will be trying to sell these watches

Martin Slack

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Do you recognise any of these watch faces? Police want you to have a close look at them because they were stolen from a house in Scunthorpe and could be offered for sale.

They were taken from Winterton Road a couple of weeks ago and officers think those responsible will be trying to sell them on.

watch theft
Humberside Police

A Nikon camera, other jewellery and cash were also stolen in the raid. If you have seen them or know anything, call the police on 101.

Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 - a cash reward's on offer.

British Steel support fund helps local economy

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

A government fund that helps businesses in Scunthorpe has given out £2.2m.

The so-called British Steel Support fund was set up two years ago when the former owner of the steel works, Tata Steel, announced job losses in the town.

The money is designed to help firms operating in the steel industry supply chain and other local businesses.

The money is expected to create around 200 jobs in other businesses and safeguard another 250.

Steel plant
BBC

Watch: Council asks people to 'respect' Hull landmark

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live

It's one of Hull's most well-known landmarks; the place where King Charles was refused entry to the city in 1642, sparking the English Civil War.

The ancient defence walls known as Beverley Gate sit in the middle of the city centre and were given a major makeover this year as part of the city's regeneration.

But there are now claims the landmark is being damaged by children climbing on it.

Hull City signs Arsenal midfielder

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull City have confirmed the signing of Arsenal midfielder Jon Toral for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old has signed a three-year deal with the option of a further season. He's available to face Bolton tomorrow night.

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