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  1. Wetwang vicar jailed for sex abuse has sentence reduced
  2. Woman seriously injured after being hit by car outside school
  3. Plans to ban new takeaways within 400 metres of schools
  4. Health boss steps down after CCG rated inadequate
  5. Live updates on Friday 20 October 2017

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By Gill Sennett

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Five things we've learned today

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

That's all from me for today. We'll be back on Monday from 08:00 with all the news, sport, travel and weather.

Before I go, here's five things we didn't know this morning:

Jean Bishop otherwise known as the Bee Lady with David Walliams, both dressed in bee costumes.
Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards

Watch: A Song for Hull

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside

A Song for Hull, made up of poems written by primary school children across the city, will be performed for the first time this evening.

About 240 children from eight schools will be joined by local rapper Nineties Boy, the Garnett family who were on Britain's Got Talent, the NHS choir for Hull and East Yorkshire and the X Factor's G4 star Jonathan Ansell, for the performance at Hull City Hall.

Here's a clip of the song:

Calling all dames for Children in Need

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A dame and Pudsey Bear

On Monday tickets will be available for this year's Children in Need event.

Our 'Dames in Need' challenge is aiming to get 250 pantomime dames performing at once.

It'll take place at Hymers College in Hull on Friday 17 November.

Tickets are free but limited to four per person.

You can call 01482 32 32 32 from 09:00 on Monday.

Watch: Take a look at the weekend's weather

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Storm Brian is heading our way this weekend so it's looking wet and windy.

Here's the full forecast for the rest of the day and over the weekend:

Huge convoy reaches its destination

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

Humberside Police say the slow moving lorry that was heading between York and the Port of Hull via the A1079 and A1035 today, has reached its destination.

Lorry carrying large metal container.

A similar load will also make the journey on Tuesday 24 October 2017.

Cyclist victim of hit-and-run in East Yorkshire

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside

There are calls for drivers to be more considerate towards cyclists on the roads of East Yorkshire after a university lecturer found himself the victim of a hit and run.

Professor Mark Lorch was struck by a driver in Cottingham on the way home from his job at the University of Hull.

Cyclist on a bike on the road passing a car.

The incident was caught on camera, but when Humberside Police caught up with the driver, who didn't stop at the scene, they told him to be more careful in future.

Professor Lorch says more needs to be done and people should take more care.

Humberside Police say cycling is getting more popular and luckily the collisions haven't gone up at the same rate as cycling is increasing so it is still pretty safe in our area.

Motorists need to give them an adequate amount of room... Cyclists are now taught to take a more prone position in the road... and so it's up to the motorist to share the road with them."

PC Simon CarlileCasualty Reduction Officer for Humberside Police

Historic Grimsby butcher closes after more than a century

Lara King

North East Lincolnshire reporter

Two butchers stood behind the counter.

A butcher's shop in Grimsby which recently celebrated its 125th anniversary has closed.

Insolvency firm Kingsbridge confirmed John Pettit and Sons will stop trading with immediate effect.

It comes just months after it closed another of its stores in Cleethorpes.

The company says it's recently lost significant contracts to supply the catering trade, from which it has been unable to recover.

New roundabout for busy East Riding road

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

It's one of the East Riding's busiest roads with 30,000 vehicles travelling the route each day.

Now the council's secured £3m of government funding to build a new roundabout on the A164 between the Humber Bridge and Beverley.

Map of area.

There's currently a staggered junction on the A164 near Kirkella, between Great Gutter Lane and Riplingham Road.

It's hoped the four-way roundabout will reduce congestion and improve road safety.

Demolition proving tricky

David Harrison

BBC Radio Humberside

It could be another two weeks before an unsafe building on Beverley Road is demolished.

I spoke to a workman who told me the demolition was proving to be tricky.

The building in the process of being demolished.

Part of Beverley Road was closed just over a week ago as an unstable building is being demolished.

Council inspectors found 394-396 Beverley Road to be unsafe and said one lane would be closed for seven days to allow for the demolition.

That period has now been extended due to the extent of deterioration of the building, and the recent high winds.

The southbound lane between Ryde Street and May street is closed.

The northbound lanes are being used for two-way traffic and the bus lane is temporarily suspended.

Watch: Nominate your unsung sporting hero

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Do you know anyone who makes sport happen?

You need to nominate them for the BBC Unsung Hero award.

Here's how to do it:

Here's how to nominate your Unsung Hero

Flood warning for Bridlington tomorrow

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

Map of area.
Environment Agency

There's a flood warning in place for parts of Bridlington tomorrow morning.

That means flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

Wave over-topping is expected around Harbour Road and the Floral Pavillion between 05:30 and 06:30 Saturday 21 October 2017.

Hull care centre to be named after the Bee Lady

David Harrison

BBC Radio Humberside

A new £9m care centre in Hull which aims to keep people out of hospital is to be named after 95-year-old Jean Bishop - Hull's Bee Lady:

Council officials with Jean Bishop holding a sign saying 'The Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre'.

Jean's been collecting money for charity dressed as a giant bee for the past 18 years and has raised a total of £119,00 for Age UK since she started collecting.

She received a Pride of Britain Award back in 2013 and has becoming a local celebrity in the process:

David Walliams and Jean Bishop dressed in Bee outfits at the Pride of Britain Awards.
Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards

The £9m Integrated Care Center aims to transform care for older people with long term health conditions.

The idea is to keep them out of hospital by treating them in a specialist center.

Built on the site of the former David Lister School in East Hull, the center will be open seven days a week.

It will be known at The Jean Bishop Integrated Care Center when it opens in April 2018.

Sport: Scunthorpe team news

BBC Humberside Sport

Scunthorpe United are reportedly set to sign former Reading striker and Welsh international Simon Church.

Simon Church.
Getty Images

Nobody from the club has been available for comment so far, but one national journalist is claiming the Iron are signing the 28-year-old who's currently a free agent following his release by Dutch side Roda.

Church is a former Reading youth who scored 49 goals in 274 career club appearances.

Pressure mounts to save BAE jobs in Brough

Katy Austin

BBC Look North

Union representatives from BAE say they plan to increase pressure on politicians and step up their campaign to save jobs in East Yorkshire.

Last week, the company announced plans to cut 400 jobs at its Brough site.

A Hawk Jet on a runway.

Unite union officials called for the government to commit to ordering Hawk jets for the Red Arrows, saying that would protect jobs and mean the planes would continue to be made in Britain.

Union representatives have been meeting with management this morning about what happens next at Brough and plan to travel to London to meet senior ministers ahead of Prime Minister's Questions next week.

BAE says consultations with staff are continuing and they're looking for people to come forward so they can avoid compulsory redundancies.

Sport: Hull City team news

BBC Humberside Sport

The career of Hull City's record signing, Ryan Mason, will be decided after another round of scans in January.

The midfielder still hasn't been cleared to return to training after suffering a fractured skull in January this year.

Ryan Mason lies on pitch and holds his head following collision during Premier League match at Stamford Bridge.

Hull City Head Coach Leonid Slutsky says the scans will dictate Mason's future.

The club is also working on making specialist head gear, to help speed up Mason's recovery.

Cuckooing - gangs target the vulnerable in Hull

Police in Hull have arrested 24 people suspected of having links to organised crime.

There have been raids in the Great Thornton Street Estate area.

A collage of pictures including money. mobile phones and a knuckle duster.

Officers have been trying to catch criminals wanted for things like violent crime, out of town drug dealing and money laundering.

They've also been looking at people who might be taking part in 'cuckooing'.

It's a tactic used by drug gangs. They take over the home of vulnerable people, such as sex workers, drug addicts and those with mental health problems, force them to let someone live with them and take over their home as a base for drug dealing.

More than £20k worth of drugs such as heroin and cocaine have been seized as part of the operation.

Landlords of empty houses to pay extra council tax

Lara King

North East Lincolnshire reporter

Almost 2,000 houses are standing empty in North East Lincolnshire and now owners of the properties are being warned they'll pay extra council tax if they're left empty for more than two years.

Boarded up house.

North East Lincolnshire Council is trying to tackle the issue of empty homes and bring them back into use.

Almost 700 homes have been empty for more than two years.

Health boss steps down after CCG rated inadequate

Harry Parkhill

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

The chief officer of the body responsible for buying health services for GPs and hospitals in North Lincolnshire, Liane Langdon, has stepped down.

It comes just three months after NHS England rated the North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group as "Inadequate".

The CCG was recently placed "under formal directions" by NHS England to bring the health system in North Lincolnshire back into financial balance.

health place ccg

One of the most rewarding elements has been strengthening relationships with our member practices and further developing clinical leadership in our area. I am confident the CCG will continue to rise to the challenges facing our system.”

Liane LangdonFormer Chief Officer of NHS North Lincolnshire CCG

Takeaway ban proposals near Hull schools

Stuart Harratt

BBC Local Live

New fast food restaurants could be banned from opening within 400m of Hull's secondary schools.

Cheese burgers piled on top of each other with chips around the side.

The proposal is to be voted on in a city council meeting next week.

The authority said it is part of a wider programme to tackle childhood obesity.

New figures from NHS Digital published this week said that 36.5% of Hull children in their final year of primary school were classed as either being overweight or obese.

The report also revealed that 28.3% of children aged five and six were either overweight or obese when they first started at school.

A council spokeswoman said the ban would only apply to new fast food restaurants, existing businesses would not be forced to close.

Wetwang vicar jailed for sexual abuse has sentence reduced

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

A retired vicar, who was convicted in March of sexually abusing a boy, has been released by senior judges at the Court of Appeal.

Bradford Crown Court.

The Reverend David Ernest Fletcher, of Pulham Lane in Wetwang, was jailed for three years at Bradford Crown Court (pictured),in March.

The 63-year-old had sexually abused a boy at a smallholding in Queensbury near Bradford in the 1980s.

Top judges have now agreed the sentence was excessive and have reduced it to one year. That effectively means Mr Fletcher can be released immediately.

His lawyers argue his convictions are unsafe and should be overturned. The Court of Appeal will look at that case at a later date.

Woman seriously injured after being hit by car outside school

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

A woman in her 60s has lost her leg after she was hit by a car while taking items out of the boot of her own car in East Yorkshire.

It happened outside Burstwick Primary School just before midday yesterday.

Burstwick Primary School

The 62 year old is in hospital with life threatening injuries.

The driver of the other car, a 19-year-old man, was unhurt.

Police are appealing for information.

Men urged to back #MeToo campaign

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

You might have heard about the hashtag "me too" that's trending online.

Now an organisation in Scunthorpe which supports victims of sexual assault and harassment is encouraging more men to get involved in the online campaign.

More than 200,000 people across the world have shared their experiences of sexual abuse and harassment after the hashtag went viral on social media.

Two women infront of a map of the world with the words 'me too' above it.

Roya Ramezani (pictured) was painting "me too" onto an installation just hours before the NYT story about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein broke.

It started trending on Twitter as people shared their experiences.

Now the Blue Door in Scunthorpe is encouraging more men to get involved in the online campaign by using '#HowIWillChange'.

Nicola Swan, the sexual violence services manager at Blue Door says it's great that people are feeling inspired to share their experiences.

Pocklington flood defences depend on new homes plan

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

Pocklington town centre suffered flash floods on Boxing Day in 2015 and in April 2012.

Flooding on Pocklinton's High Street.
Emma Watson

Now proposals for a reservoir upstream of the town have been approved. The earth dam would hold back flood water after heavy rain.

But officials are warning the scheme will depend on a new development of about 200 homes going ahead east of Mile End Park.

Officials say the existence of the dam project won't influence their decision on the housing scheme.

They're expected to discuss that in the coming months.

Travel: Slow-moving lorry heading through East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

If you're planning to travel on the A1079 and the A1035 today you might want to find a different route.

An abnormal load is being moved from York at about 09:30 this morning to Hull.

It's expected to arrive at the Port of Hull this evening.

Here's the route and rough timings:

Map showing route of abnormal load.

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

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

We are likely to see a few scattered showers today, some of these may turn heavy at times.

Here's a look at the full forecast with me Owain Wyn Evans:

Join us for today's live coverage

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

Good morning, Gill here with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire on Friday 20 October 2017.

It's a wet start to the day as this picture from one of our Weather Watchers shows:

The rusty ornate railings and wet pavement outside the Rope Walk in Barton on Humber.
Weather Watchers/Dimplayer

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Hull Marina

The city is to explore the option of a possible "tourism tax" to help promote it as a destination.

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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:

Weather: Sporadic rain showers

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Heavy rain and murky conditions should clear for a time during the early evening, but further sporadic, and lighter spells of rain are likely from late evening onwards.

Feeling rather mild with mainly light winds.

Weather graphic

Criticism over idea of Hull tourist tax

There's been criticism of an idea to introduce a tourist tax in Hull which could mean tourists pay an extra fee when they stay in hotels.

The idea was discussed in a council meeting this morning but the council stress no decisions have been made and they're just assessing all their options at the moment.

Simon Calder

When you're running at 90% occupancy it's great, come January/February when I suspect the average Hull hotel won't be at those levels I think a tourist tax would be another disincentive when actually the city wants to welcome everyone it can.

Simon CalderTravel expert
Mike Ross

We're at the early stages of getting people to come and visit the city as it is, our fear is that anything like this sends out the wrong message to people across the country."

Mike RossHull City Council Liberal Democrat leader

Hull school promoting positive mental health

Children at a Hull School are learning about the importance of mental health this week.

Archbishop Sentamu Academy have teamed up with mental health group 'Headstart' to help promote positive mental health for young people.

Back of child looking sad

Hull City pre-tax profit of £35.6m

Hull City have reported a pre-tax profit of £35.6m in their latest financial accounts for the period ending 30 June this year.

Last year the club suffered £20.6m of losses, but because of their one season in the Premier League, their turnover was just short of £117m.

Fans in crowd
Getty Images

The Tigers' debt has also been reduced from £100m to £81m with a further £21m held in the bank at the end of June.

Severe disruption: M180 Lincolnshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M180 Lincolnshire westbound severe disruption, between J2 for A161 Gainsborough and J1 for A18.

M180 Lincolnshire - One lane closed on M180 westbound between J2, A161 (Gainsborough) and J1, A18 (Thorne), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Hull tourist tax?

Hull City Council say no decision has been made about a proposed tourist tax in the city.

The idea was mentioned in a council meeting today and would mean tourists visiting the city would have to pay an added cost to stay in hotels.

We Are Hull photo

The council are looking at other cities to assess if the idea would work here and they say the idea would have to be discussed with other relevant parties before anything would be implemented.

They stress that no decision has been made and all final decisions would be made by the council's cabinet.

Woman, 60, sustains serious leg injuries in Burstwick crash

A 60-year-old woman has sustained serious leg injures after a crash on Main Street in Burstiwck.

Police were called just before midday to the incident where there had been a crash between a black Renault Megane and a red Vauxhall Astra.

Main Street in Burstwick

The woman has been taken to Hull Royal Infirmary for treatment and road closures remain in place.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Fears traffic lights could put school children at risk

There are fears that multi-million pound plans to install traffic lights on a busy main road in North East Lincolnshire could put pupils at a nearby school at risk.


The chair of governors at Tollbar Academy has called the plans 'dangerous' and is calling on the council to change them.

Children getting ready to cross

The council says the changes would ease congestion.

Joanna Lumley key speaker at Bridlington's Business Day

The actress and campaigner Joanna Lumley (pictured) will be one of the key speakers at next June's Business Day event at Bridlington Spa, it has been announced.

Joanna Lumley

The networking event was held for the first time this year and was a sell-out.

Ms Lumley is well known for playing the part of Patsy Stone in the TV series Absolutely Fabulous, but also for her documentary making and campaigning for the rights of former British Gurkha soldiers.

Public meeting over collapse of Goole school's trust

There's a public meeting tonight to discuss the collapse of a trust that runs schools across Yorkshire, including Goole.

Stock photo of children in class

Wakefield City Academies Trust pulled out of running the schools last month because it didn't think it could make improvements quickly enough.

The government is proposing to split up the schools between eight trusts. The meeting in Doncaster wants parents to put forward their views.

Fitness club up for national award

A club set up to keep mums from Cottingham fit is in line for a national award today.

Fitmums and Friends is a finalist at the 2017 UK Coaching Awards.


The club started in East Yorkshire in 2009 and now has 850 members across Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire after a rapid expansion.

Government Art collection to go on show in Hull

Pritti Mistry

BBC News Online

A collection of works by renowned artists normally seen in government buildings and embassies are to go on display in Hull.

Grayson Perry, Martin Creed, David Shrigley and Cornelia Parker are among the artists whose works will be on show at Hull University's Brynmor Jones Library from tomorrow.

Work No.253: THINGS 2000 by Martin Creed
Government Art Collection

The Eyeful of Wry works are from the Government Art Collection and features 46 pieces based on British political satire, including cartoons from the 18th and 19th centuries by James Gillray and William Heath, as well as paintings, prints and video by other contemporary artists.

Satirical cartoon
Government Art Collection
An Election Ball by William Heath

It also includes a new commissioned video piece by artist Peter Liversidge featuring the comedian Phill Jupitus, which is going on show for the first time.

I’m pleased that Hull as our UK City of Culture 2017 will host this exhibition, giving us the opportunity to open up the Government Art Collection to new audiences.

John GlenMinister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism