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Summary

  1. Two charged with Christmas day cash snatch
  2. More ambulances called in Lincolnshire this winter
  3. Grimsby 'one of the worst areas for domestic violence'
  4. Plea from Hull's A&E 'only real emergency cases'
  5. Red Arrows plan nationwide tour
  6. Live updates on Friday 29 December 2017

Live Reporting

By Louise Wheeler, Gill Sennett and Harry Parkhill

All times stated are UK

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Severe accident: M180 South Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M180 South Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between M18 J5 and J4 for A15.

M180 South Yorkshire - M180 partially blocked and very slow traffic eastbound between M18 J5, Stainforth in Hatfield Woodhouse and J4, A15 (Scawby) in Lincolnshire, because of an accident.

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

Your photos: A spot of snow

BBC Weather Watchers

It looks like there has been a light covering of snow in parts of East Yorkshire this evening.

There are more snow and sleet showers forecast overnight.

These photos were sent in by BBC Weather Watcher Marvozzy in Goole:

Footprints in the snow
Marvozzy
A light covering of snow on a street in Goole
Marvozzy

Transport boss hails 'revolutionary' road and rail plans

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The chair of the group behind £70bn plans to improve transport links in the North says it's the first time organisations are working with "one voice" to bring investment to the region.

Train in Hull
BBC

A 30-year strategy to improve road and rail links between cities in the north of England has been unveiled in Hull today.

The plan was met with criticism in Hull from the former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott, who claimed the organisation behind the plans, Transport for the North (TfN), doesn't have the powers necessary to bring about the improvements.

But TfN's chairman, John Cridland, said: "For the first time, civic and business leaders and transport operators are speaking with one voice on transport to make sure the North fulfils its potential."

John Prescott explains why he stormed out of Transport for North meeting.
He made the comments after storming out of an event to launch a £70bn transport improvement plan.

Scunthorpe man charged over M3 lorry crash

A man from Scunthorpe has been charged after a lorry carrying 20 tonnes of paper overturned, forcing a partial closure of the M3 in Hampshire.

Lorry on its side
@SCAS_HART

The vehicle also shed about 32 gallons (150 litres) of diesel on the southbound road near junction 12 at Eastleigh on Sunday night. A crash barrier was also damaged.

The man, 50, is in custody accused of driving without due care and attention and failing to provide a specimen and is due before Southampton magistrates.

Syrian refugees offered sanctuary

More than 160 Syrian refugees have been given sanctuary in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire over the past two-and-a-half years, it's emerged.

Mohamad Abdeil Wahab
BBC

East Yorkshire has taken the highest number, with 72 people coming to live in the area.

Mohamad Abdeil Wahab (pictured) and his family have settled in Scunthorpe after fleeing Syria and travelling to Turkey.

He says he "lost everything in Syria, but here I found everything":

I found a new home. I found safety for my family."

Mohamad Abdeil WahabSyrian refugee

£70bn transport plan for north unveiled

Transport bosses have been in East Yorkshire today to unveil a £70bn plan for improving roads and railways across the north of England today.

The 30-year plan includes creating a new rail network, called Northern Powerhouse Rail, which it's claimed would improve links between Hull, Leeds and Manchester:

Transport for the North graphic
Transport for the north

Not everyone was impressed with the plans, though, as former Hull MP and ex-Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott made a sudden exit from the launch event in Hull, branding it a "bloody fraud".

Transport for the North, which is made up of politicians and business leaders, said the developments could help create 850,000 jobs and boost the economy by £100bn.

£70bn transport plan for North unveiled

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Transport bosses have been in Hull today to unveil a £70bn plan for improving roads and railways across the north of England today.

The 30-year plan includes creating a new rail network, called Northern Powerhouse Rail, which it's claimed would improve links between Hull, Leeds and Manchester:

Map showing the plans
Transport for the North

Not everyone was impressed with the plans, though, as former Hull MP and ex-Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott made a sudden exit from the launch event in Hull, branding it a "bloody fraud".

Transport for the North, which is made up of politicians and business leaders, said the developments could help create 850,000 jobs and boost the economy by £100bn.

Patient transport service is 'getting better'

As MPs prepare to debate issues with the non-emergency patient transport service in Hull and Lincolnshire, the company behind the service says it is improving.

There have been complaints that Thames Ambulance Service has failed to pick some patients up on time, meaning they have missed appointments, while others have been left stranded in hospital.

Brigg and Goole Conservative MP Andrew Percy is due to hold a debate on the issue in the Commons later.

In the meantime, Thames Ambulance Service has issued this statement:

Thames Ambulance statement
BBC

Floral tributes to crossbow killing victim

Laura Foster

Journalist, BBC Look North

Police are still on the scene here in Southburn, near Driffield, this afternoon following the murder of a man in a suspected crossbow attack.

Police in Southburn
BBC

Shane Gilmer died after being found injured at his home on Friday night.

The suspected killer, Anthony Lawrence, was found dead in a camper van parked in a lay-by in the North York Moors on Sunday.

Tributes are being paid to Mr Gilmer and flowers have been left outside his home:

Flowers outside home
BBC

Watch: Prescott explains sudden exit from transport launch

The former Hull Labour MP and ex-Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott has walked out of a meeting in Hull today, labelling the body working to improve transport in the north as "a bloody fraud".

Transport for the North was setting out a £70bn plan to improve roads and railways across the north of England.

It said the developments could help create 850,000 jobs and boost the economy by £100bn.

Here's what Baron Prescott said outside the meeting:

Hull technical college 'oversubscribed for 2018'

A £10m University Technical College (UTC) in Hull has had more applications for its courses than the number of places it has available for the next academic year.

Ron Dearing UTC
Google

The Ron Dearing UTC, which specialises in science, technology and engineering for students aged between 14 and 19 years old, opened in September.

The college says it has received 325 applications and has 230 places available.

Man charged after M3 crash lorry sheds paper and diesel

A man from Scunthorpe has been charged after a lorry carrying 20 tonnes of paper overturned, forcing a partial closure of the M3.

Crash scene
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The vehicle also shed about 32 gallons (150 litres) of diesel on the southbound road near junction 12 at Eastleigh on Sunday night. A crash barrier was also damaged.

The man, 50, is in custody accused of driving without due care and attention and failing to provide a specimen and is due before Southampton magistrates.

The road reopened on Monday morning.

Tributes paid to East Yorkshire crossbow victim

Pritti Mistry

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

Tributes have been paid to a man who was killed in a suspected crossbow attack at a house near Driffield in East Yorkshire.

Shane Gilmer
Humberside Police

Shane Gilmer (pictured) died after being found injured at the house on Friday.

His pregnant girlfriend, Laura Sugden, was also injured, but is said to be in a stable condition.

Mr Gilmer has been described as "a great man" by Ms Sugden's cousin, Toby Miles.

He worked as a housing manager for East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The authority said it was "flying flags at half-mast as a mark of respect for Shane" and it had arranged for a book of condolence to be opened for staff to pay tribute.

Suspect Anthony Lawrence, 55, was found dead in a camper van parked in a lay-by in the North York Moors on Sunday.

Outside of bank

Police say the man died in hospital after he was attacked outside a Halifax Bank on Monday.

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Grimsby murder is 'isolated incident' - Police

An attack in Grimsby which left a man dead is an "isolated incident", according to Humberside Police.

Police tape
PA

The 47-year-old victim died in hospital today following an assault outside a bank on Old Market Place yesterday afternoon.

Det Insp Stewart Miller says: "At the current time we believe this was an isolated incident and there is no risk to the wider community.

"Our initial investigations have led us to believe this attack was not targeted at any specific section of the community and we will be increasing patrols in the area."

Man charged after M3 crash lorry sheds paper and diesel

A man has been charged after a lorry carrying 20 tonnes of paper overturned, forcing a partial closure of the M3.

Overturned lorry on M3
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The vehicle also shed about 32 gallons (150 litres) of diesel on the southbound road near junction 12 at Eastleigh on Sunday night. A crash barrier was also damaged.

The man, 50, is in custody accused of driving without due care and attention and failing to provide a specimen.

The man, from Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, is due before Southampton magistrates.

Murder investigation launched after attack in Grimsby

A murder investigation has been launched in Grimsby following a fatal attack on a 47-year-old man.

Humberside Police say the man was found injured on the pavement outside a bank on Old Market Place yesterday afternoon.

Old Market Place, Grimsby
Google

He was taken to Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital for treatment, where he died this morning.

Police say they are hunting for a man aged 20-45 with dark-rimmed glasses, wearing a beige or grey jacket with a peaked hood.

BreakingMurder investigation in Grimsby

A murder investigation's been launched after the discovery of a man's body in the centre of Grimsby.

More details to follow...

Prescott storms out of Transport for North launch in Hull

David Harrison

Journalist, BBC Radio Humberside

There's been controversy at the launch event for the 30-year Public Transport Plan for the North, in Hull this morning.

Hull meeting
BBC

John Prescott, the former Hull Labour MP and ex-time Deputy Prime Minister, has stormed out of the Transport for North meeting in Hull, labelling it "a bloody fraud with no powers".

The event, at Alexandra Dock, is one of a series of launch events being held today.

The organisation, which is made up of politicians and business leaders, says the 30-year plan is part of proposals to "drive economic growth by transforming travel across the north of England".

MPs to debate patient transport service issues

Vicky Johnson

Journalist, BBC Look North

Problems with a private ambulance service which provides non-emergency transport in Hull and across Lincolnshire are expected to be debated in Parliament today.

Ambulance outside Lincoln County Hospital
BBC

There have been complaints that some patients have missed appointments while others have been left stranded in hospital because they weren't picked up by the Thames Ambulance Group.

Brigg and Goole Conservative MP Andrew Percy is due to hold a debate on the issue in the Commons later.

Thames Ambulance Service says improvements have been made.

Overturned lorry on M3

The 50-year-old has been charged with driving without due care and attention and failing to provide a specimen.

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Toddler seriously hurt in van collision

A three-year-old girl is in a serious condition in hospital in Leeds after being hit by a van in Hull.

Holwell Road
Google

A woman was pushing a pram across Holwell Road, near the North Point Shopping Centre in Bransholme yesterday morning at about 08:30, when a white van ran in to her, the pram and the little girl.

A one-year-old boy and the woman also suffered minor injuries.

The van driver was questioned, but wasn't arrested, say police.

Thirty-year vision for public transport

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

An ambitious 30-year public transport plan for the North is expected to be outlined in Hull later this morning.

Transport for North, a group made up of politicians and business leaders, will discuss seven transport "corridors of opportunity" for boosting the region's economy.

Train pulls in to Hull
BBC

The announcement in Hull is one of six events happening simultaneously in cities across the North.

Full details are expected by lunchtime.

Travel: Icy conditions on the roads

Police are warning about icy conditions on the roads in our region:

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Officers say the road from New Ellerby to Sproatley in East Yorkshire is currently closed, because a car has skidded on ice and has gone off the road.

Map
Google

Investigations continue into crossbow murder

Police are continuing their investigations after the body of a man wanted for murdering his neighbour with a crossbow was found in North Yorkshire.

Southbur
BBC

Shane Gilmer died and his pregnant girlfriend suffered serious injuries at their home near Driffield, in East Yorkshire, following an attack on Friday night.

The body of Anthony Lawrence, their neighbour and the man wanted in connection with the murder, was found in a vehicle in Hackness near Scarborough on Sunday evening.

Severe accident: M180 South Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M180 South Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J1 for A18 and J2 for A161 Gainsborough.

M180 South Yorkshire - Two lanes closed on M180 eastbound between J1, A18 (Thorne) and J2, A161 (Gainsborough), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Hull MP calls on government to protect BAE Brough jobs

The government says it's doing all it can to secure more orders for Hawk jets to help protect jobs at BAE Systems in Brough.

In the Commons, the Labour MP for Hull North, Diana Johnson, warned that the UK might not be able to supply the next generation of Red Arrow jets unless action is taken.

Hawk jet
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In October 2017 it was announced that 400 jobs would be cut at the East Yorkshire site, which makes the Hawk training jet.

The Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, said: "We are working hard to secure orders for the Hawk aircraft and will continue to do so."

A road on the East Yorkshire coast has crumbled in to the sea
A coastal road in Tunstall in East Yorkshire has been reclaimed by the sea.

Book of condolence for East Yorkshire crossbow victim

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has opened a book of condolence for Shane Gilmer, who died following an attack at his home in Southburn, near Driffield.

Mr Gilmer, 30, was employed by the authority, along with his pregnant girlfriend who suffered non life-threatening injuries in the incident on Friday.

The council says its flag is also being flown at half-mast.

Shane Gilmer
Humberside Police

Man taken to hospital after Grimsby assault

BBC Radio Humberside

A man has been taken to hospital after being assaulted in Grimsby.

The incident happened on Hainton Avenue this afternoon.

A man has been arrested.

Hainton Avenue
Google

Watch: 'Seaside Lane' has slumped in to the sea

Paul Murphy

BBC Look North

A road has been reclaimed by the sea in Tunstall, near Withernsea, on Europe's fastest eroding coastline.

Weather: A cold and windy night

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's going to be a cold night with some heavy showers.

Some of the showers could be wintry on the hills and turn to snow on lower levels by morning.

Weather chart
BBC

Police want this man - he fleeced an elderly woman

Police have released this image of a man they want to speak to after an elderly woman was conned out of £300 in Hull.

E-fit of man in hard hat
Humberside Police

Officers say the man claimed to be from the council and told the woman she would have to pay £300 to have her tree cut down or she would be "in trouble".

After handing over the money, the woman found the man had gone and had done no work.

Police are appealing to anyone who saw the man in the Pearson Park area on Thursday, 28 December to contact them.

Fundraising page set up for East Yorkshire crossbow victim

More than £1,000 has already been raised in memory of Shane Gilmer, the man who died following a crossbow attack at his home in Southburn, near Driffield.

A fundraising page has been set up to help pay for Shane's funeral.

Shane Gilmer
Humberside Police

Shane Gilmer died after being found injured at his home on Friday and his pregnant girlfriend suffered non life-threatening injuries.

The man wanted in connection with Shane's murder has been found dead by police.

Weather: Sunny spells and sharp showers

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

We might see some sunny spells this afternoon, but it will turn colder.

There's likely to be some scattered and heavy showers too.

It will feel particularly cold as a brisk westerly wind picks up:

Weather chart
BBC

Man wanted over crossbow murder confirmed dead

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A body found in a vehicle in North Yorkshire is that of Anthony Lawrence, the man wanted in connection with the murder of a man in Southburn, near Driffield, police have confirmed

Anthony Lawrence
Humberside Police

Mr Lawrence's body was found in a vehicle parked in a lay-by close to Hackness in the North York Moors on Sunday evening.

He was being hunted by police for the murder of his neighbour Shane Gilmer and the attempted murder of Laura Sugden.