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  1. Updates on Friday 12 January 2018

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By Louise Wheeler

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We are signing off our live news coverage for the weekend - here are things we have learnt:

In pictures: A foggy day

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It's been a foggy day across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire.

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Watch: Farage had 'moment of madness'

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire's UKIP MEP has described Nigel Farage's comments on a second referendum on Brexit as a "moment of madness"

It comes after Mr Farage warned that the country must be prepared for another vote on whether to remain as part of the European Union or leave.

Remain supporters say it shows growing support for a second referendum but Mike Hookem who's the MEP for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire has dismissed the idea.

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Travel: Tailbacks still likely on A63

Humberside police say the eastbound carriageway of the A63 in Hull is now moving very busy tailbacks.

They go onto say 'Westbound it is extremely busy. Traffic is bumper to bumper moving very slowly.'

BreakingTravel: Myton Bridge now re-opened

The Myton Bridge has now re-opened.

Hull City Council say 'Thank you for your patience.'

Severe disruption: A63 East Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A63 East Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between A1079 Ferensway and A1165 Great Union Street.

A63 East Yorkshire - A63 Hessle Road in Hull closed and queuing traffic in both directions between Mytongate roundabout and Garrison Road roundabout, because of Bridge malfunction.

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

Travel: Engineer called to Myton Bridge

Latest from Humberside Police: 'Regarding Myton Bridge, we have now been advised that the barriers are stuck in the down position and an engineer has been called out by the relevant agency. Patrol colleagues are trying to put diversions in place now.'

Travel: Myton Bridge 'broken'

Inspector Kirsty Tock from Humberside Police says the Myton Bridge in Hull is "broken."

She went onto say "Tailbacks on A63, Ferensway and Beverley Road. All staff are working to clear Castle Street and the immediate area. Please avoid the city centre and expect major delays."

Travel: Motorists facing long delays

Christopher tweeted BBC Radio Humberside this picture saying that he had been stuck in traffic for at least 25 minutes.

The Myton Bridge has failed to close so is causing delays.

Hull City Council say they are 'working as quickly as possible to resolve the issue. Please use alternative routes.'

A63 delays
Christopher Fenton

BreakingTravel: Bridge failed to close causing A63 delays

In Hull the Myton Bridge (A63) has failed and is still open to river traffic.

Expect long delays.

There are long queues on the A63 in Hull.

Humberside police say 'We are getting calls regarding traffic backing up from the Myton Bridge in Hull (in both directions). Looking at CCTV this is because the bridge is open allowing shipping traffic into and out of the River Hull. Please be patient.'

In pictures: Artist's artwork in residence

This is the artwork which has been made by Lincolnshire artist Jason Wilsher-Mills, made during his residency during Hull's City of Culture year.

It is now on display at Artlink in Hull.

Here's a sneak preview.


Watch: This weekend's weather

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Planning on heading out over the weekend? Take a look at my forecast to help you know what to expect:

Suspected arson in Cleethorpes

A man has been arrested and released under investigation after a suspected arson in Cleethorpes.

The fire happened on Park Street at around 7.30 pm in the town.

A drainpipe on a building was set alight, the fire then spread to a lawnmower and garden furniture.

Fire crews quickly extinguished the blaze and no-one was hurt.

Watch: 90 year old man STILL ten pin bowling three times a week!

A man from Hull has been celebrating his 90th birthday on the ten pin bowling lanes - showing his younger opponents how it's done.

John Bryan has been bowling in the city for almost 60 years - and shows no signs of hanging up his shoes any time soon.

Former vicar pleads not guilty to historical sex offences

A former East Yorkshire vicar has pleaded not guilty to historical sex offences.

Reverend Terence Grigg used minister at St Mary's Church in Cottingham.

He denies 11 charges of indecent and sexual assault, between the 1970s and early 90s.

He's due to stand trial in July.

Picture: Train strike outside Hull station

It's the third strike this week on Northern Trains.

It's part of a long-running row over the role of guards.

Here's the picket line outside Hull's Paragon Station.

Picket line

Lifeguards wanted for Lincolnshire coast

The RNLI is advertising for lifeguards to spend the summer working on beaches along the Lincolnshire coast.

Lifeguards patrol more than 240 beaches around the UK and Channel Islands.

The charity is also recruiting fundraisers who will work alongside lifeguards to provide safety advice.

Applicants need to be 'dynamic' and act as a 'positive ambassador.'

Nigel Millard

Working as a lifeguard has got to be one of the best summer jobs – you get to call the beach your office for a start!'

Daniel CooperRNLI Area Lifesaving Manager

Gallery to move artwork back after Turner Prize

The Ferens Art Gallery in Hull will close temporarily between Monday 22 and Friday 26 January to reinstate its permanent collection which was moved to allow for Turner Prize 2017 exhibition.

The Turner Prize in Hull was attended by more than 116,000 visitors.

Lubaina Himid became the oldest winner of the Turner Prize, and the first black woman to pick up the art award.

The 63-year-old Zanzibar-born, Preston-based artist won the £25,000 prize for work addressing racial politics and the legacy of slavery.

Lubaina Himid's artwork

Hookem: Farage comments are 'madness'

The UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber, Mike Hookem says comments Nigel Farage made about a second EU referendum are attention-seeking.

Mr Farage says he's close to backing another vote to end the "whinging and whining" of remain campaigners.

Mr Hookem says Mr Farage's comments are 'madness.'

Mr Farage told Channel 5's The Wright Stuff a fresh vote could "kill off" the Remain campaign for a generation.

Mike Hookem

Gang attack woman on mobility scooter

A gang of youths attacked a woman on a mobility scooter in Hull, police have revealed.

The gang confronted the woman, 64, and tried to drag her from her scooter while kicking and hitting her.

It happened on Endyke Lane around 18:30 on 6 January.

Police released the details of the incident today.

The woman, who was also verbally abused, suffered bruising to her cheeks and legs.

New sculpture for Willerby

A new sculpture is being installed in the middle of a Willerby roundabout today.

A tall viking ship and weather vane is being put at the roundabout at the junction of Kingston Road and Gorton Road.

It'll be unveiled to the public in full on Saturday 13 January 2018.

Viking ship and weather vane

Beverley bookshop to close

A famous second-hand bookshop in Beverley is closing down.

The Beverley Old Bookshop on Dyer Lane will shut in March when owners Hettie and Colin Tatman (pictured) retire.

They've tried for nine months to find a buyer for the second-hand book business, without success.

Hettie and Colin Tatman

City of Culture artist in residence work on display

Work by the UK City of Culture's disabled artist in residence goes on show at the Artlink centre for community arts in Hull today.

Jason Wilsher-Mills, who's from Sleaford in Lincolnshire, helped people in Hull with learning disabilities tell their stories through art during 2017.

That inspired some of Jason's own work, which uses technology to help explore the issues that affect people with disabilties.

Jason Wilsher-Mills

Have you seen missing teenager?

Humberside Police are trying to find 15-year-old Harry Foster who was last seen on Thursday at about 19:30 on Ella Street in Hull.

He was wearing black tracksuit bottoms, a dark hoodie and black trainers.

Humberside Police

Strike action hits rail services again

There's more strike action on Northern trains this morning as staff walk out for the third day this week.

There was disruption for passengers when RMT members took industrial action on Monday and Wednesday.

It's part of the long-running row over the role of guards.

RMT union members at Northern, South Western Railway (pictured), Merseyrail and Great Anglia are taking part in the action.

Strike poster
Neil Hall

Watch: Friday's weather

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Fog first thing, but dry with brighter spells later.

Here's my full forecast:

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Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Good morning and welcome to Local Live on Friday 12 January.

My name’s Louise and I’ll be bringing you the latest news, sport and travel from across the area throughout the day.

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Rail strikes hit Northern services today

Fresh strikes are expected to cause more disruption for rail passengers in the latest 24-hour walkout over safety.

RMT union members at Northern, South Western Railway, Merseyrail and Great Anglia are taking action for the third time in less than a week.

The union says scrapping guards and introducing driver-only operated trains risks passenger safety.

But the rail companies have insisted the move is safe and already widely used.

RMT strike action

Severe disruption: M180 Lincolnshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

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

M180 Lincolnshire - One lane closed on M180 eastbound between J4, A15 (Scawby) and J5, A15 (Barnetby Top), because of a burst water main and emergency repairs.

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

Five things we've learned today

That's all from me for today, but all your urgent news will continue to be posted here overnight.

We'll be back tomorrow from 08:00 with all the day's news, sport, travel and weather, but before I go here's a look back at some of today's stories:

A service is held in Hull to remember the 58 men who died when 3 trawlers sank in 1968.

Weather: staying cloudy

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The weather tonight will be mostly dry and rather cloudy with an increasing risk of mist and fog.

Minimum temperatures of 3C (37F) with a light and variable wind.

Tomorrow will be another mostly dry but rather cloudy, with mist and fog lifting in most places allowing some brighter spells.

There will be a light or moderate southeast wind and highs of 7C (45F).

Officers keep jobs despite punching and kicking man

Two police officers have kept their jobs, after being caught on CCTV punching and kicking a man who was arrested for being drunk and disorderly.

A sergeant and another police officer were found guilty of gross misconduct and of using excessive force following an internal police enquiry.

The victim, 27-year-old David Prosser was shocked when he saw the CCTV footage and has now received a five figure settlement from the force.

CCTV image of the incident
Humberside Police

Humberside Police admit the standard fell well below what they expect and they held a full investigation and disciplinary hearing for the two officers involved.

No criminal complaint was made at the time and the internal inquiry concluded that whilst both officers should receive final written warnings, the evidence did not meet the threshold for a dismissal.

New trust takes over running of Goole Academy

The organisation that will take over the running of the Goole Academy has been confirmed as the Delta Academies Trust.

Goole Academy's sign.

It follows the collapse of the Wakefield Academies Trust (WCAT) back in September.

WCAT asked the Department for Education to find a new sponsor for all of its 21 academies, saying it didn't have the capacity to improve the schools it ran.

The Delta Trust, which runs 43 academies, will now meet with parents to talk about how they plan to make rapid improvements in the school.

Inquiry into why historic buildings are being left to rot

The Lord Line building.

A public inquiry is to be held into the lack of development on a number of key pieces of land in Hull.

In May, a government inspector will look at the former Lord Line and Clarence Mill sites, both which have seen planning applications which have amounted to nothing.

Owner, the Manor Property Group, will have to prove that progress is being made to develop the two areas.

Calls for MPs to debate Daily Mail ban

A Virgin train and an inset of the MP for Cleethorpes Martin Vickers

The Cleethorpes MP has called for a parliamentary debate on Virgin Trains' ban on stocking the Daily Mail.

The company says its staff have raised concerns about the paper's views on issues like immigration, gay rights and unemployment.

The Conservative MP Martin Vickers told the Commons that the ban was unacceptable.

Ivan Toney

Scunthorpe sign Newcastle striker Ivan Toney and Nottingham Forest midfielder Ryan Yates on loan until the end of the season.

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Watch: Remembering the triple trawler tragedy 50 years on

A service has been held to mark the 50th anniversary of one of the worst disaster's in Hull's fishing heritage.

Fifty eight men died when three trawlers sank in heavy seas in 1968, prompting a widespread review into safety across the industry.

A service is held in Hull to remember the 58 men who died when 3 trawlers sank in 1968.

Travel: A15 near Forest Pines closed for 4 hours

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Here's a map of the area affected:

Map of A15.

East Yorkshire woman digs up 'lost' ring in Milton Keynes

Debbie and John Newton.
Debbie and John Newton have been married since 1980

An East Yorkshire woman has been reunited with her engagement ring a year after losing it during a Civil War re-enactment.

Debbie Newton was on her way home to Rawcliffe after playing an artillery officer in Buckinghamshire, when she realised her ring had gone.

As reported by The Express, Mrs Newton failed to find the ring a month later in September 2016, but tried again in December 2017 with a metal detector.

The 61-year-old said she was "totally amazed" by the find in Newport Pagnell.

The diamond ring with a single diamond in the center.
Debbie Newton said she was "amazed" to find her ring in "perfect condition"

"The metal detector made a sound, so we dug up a large bit of earth and broke it down," she said.

"We got down to a very small piece of earth and thought it was a bottle top, but it was my ring."

Mrs Newton said the discovery was "unbelievable", especially as the ring was in "perfect condition".

During the two-hour search, along with her husband, John, and their metal detectorist friend, they also found 51p in change, part of a necklace and "many bottle tops".