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  1. Future of famous Hull music venue secured
  2. Container full of hazardous waste stolen
  3. Villagers aim to buy local pub
  4. Live updates on Friday 16 February 2018

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By Folarin Sagaya

All times stated are UK

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Cambridge claim a comfortable 3-1 League Two victory over Grimsby in a meeting between two managerless sides.

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Gareth Widdop carries the ball

Wigan Warriors and Hull FC conclude their tour of Australia with defeats by National Rugby League clubs in Sydney.

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Today's top stories

The top stories from East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire so far today include:

Updates on breaking news and travel will continue here through the night.

Watch: Peter Levy with tonight's headlines

Watch the full stories on BBC One at 18:30.

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Watch: Tonight's weather forecast

Dry this evening and overnight with some clear spells. A touch of frost, especially across Lincolshire where temperatures could drop below freezing.

Watch: Hull boss on tonight's FA Cup tie against Chelsea

"On paper Chelsea should win" - Tiger's boss on tonight's FA Cup fifth round tie against Premier League giants Chelsea.

Exhibition about Hull's relationship with Italy to open

An exhibition focusing on Hull's links with Italy is set to open in the city.

Italian Connections will be at the Streetlife Museum (pictured below) and will look at the history of people from Italy who settled in Hull.

Streetlife Museum
Ian S/Geograph

It'll feature links dating back to medieval times, as well as looking at the relationship between Hull and Italy during the First and Second World Wars.

The exhibition will open on Saturday 24 February.

Region sees growth in IT sector

A boom in the IT and business industry has seen almost 90,000 jobs created in Yorkshire and the Humber since 2010.

Bar chart with IT jobs grown in Yorkshire and Humber
Department for Work and Pensions

Latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions show the sector is one of the main drivers for growth, and responsible for over 1.65m jobs across the country.

It's thought to be down to demand for the internet, wireless cloud technologies and mobile phones.

We had record-breaking employment levels across Britain last year, and since 2010 the number of people working in Yorkshire & the Humber has gone up by 146,000. During that period 88,000 new jobs have been created in the IT sector, and it’s easy to see why those kind of skills are in such popular demand by employers. The world’s gone digital, and we’re all having to adapt to that."

Esther McVeyWork and Pensions Secretary

Severe disruption: M62 North Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 North Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J34 for A19 Selby and J35 for M18.

M62 North Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 eastbound between J34, A19 (Selby) and J35, M18 (Langham), because of vehicle having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

Increase in Chinese visitors to Yorkshire

There's been a big increase in the number of Chinese visitors coming to Yorkshire.

Chinese tourists

Research by Visit Britain shows the figure has more than doubled since 2012 - with 20,000 tourists holidaying here in 2016.

The information has been released to coincide with the start of the Chinese Year of the Dog.

Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of tourism organisation Welcome to Yorkshire, said “China is fast becoming the biggest force in world tourism and we’re delighted to see a huge increase in visits to this part of the world."

Your afternoon weather forecast

Looking like a dry afternoon with sunny spells continuing though turning hazy at times, along with a south west breeze.

Maximum temperature of 9C (48F).

Friday afternoon's weather

Container with hazardous waste stolen

A container holding asbestos has been stolen from a property East Yorkshire.

Humberside Police

It went missing from premises on Saddlethorpe Broad Lane in Brough.

Police say the container holds hazardous waste which needs to be disposed of correctly.

Record number of burst pipes in freezing weather

The recent cold snap is taking its toll on Yorkshire's water pipes - with 400 burst pipes in Leeds in the last three months alone.

Burst pipe

Over Yorkshire 1,100 leaks on the water system were repaired in just December - a record according to Yorkshire Water.

The freezing weather causes underground pipes to contract and thaw, resulting in leaks or bursts occurring which are then fixed.

Yorkshire Water say they have a team of 200 "leakage inspectors" using drones, "acoustic ears" and even satellites to find leaks.

The prolonged freezing weather has led to a spike in our repair work, but we are committed in the long term to reducing our leakage rate by 40% by 2025."

Andrew RoachYorkshire Water

There's a new zoo in town

Two hundred knitted animals have gone on display at Hull's History Centre to help teach children about the city's lost zoo.

Hull's 19th century Zoological Gardens off Springbank was once home to lions, tigers, and elephants.

Woolly Zoo display at Hull History Centre

Traces of that colourful history are hard to find, which is why historians have created a Woolly Zoo.

Entry is free and visitors have until April to see the display.

Villagers join forces to try to buy local pub

A group of villagers in Thwing near Driffield in East Yorkshire are hoping to buy a mothballed pub and to turn it into the hub of their community.

Falling Stone pub
JThomas/ Geograph

If the plans come off, the Falling Stone pub will house a shop, a cafe, sporting and meeting facilities and provide a takeaway food service.

There's a meeting for would-be investors in the village tomorrow.

BreakingSome fish cakes 'contaminated with plastic pieces'

Some fish cakes produced in Grimsby are being withdrawn from sale after being found to be contaminated with small pieces of hard plastic and potentially small pieces of metal.

Grimsby-based Young's Seafood is recalling packs of its 'Young’s Chip Shop Fish Cakes 6 Pack'.

Photograph of Young’s Chip Shop Fish Cakes 6 Pack
Young's Seafood/Lodestone Communications

The packs being recalled are from a batch "where a small number of the fish cakes were found to have been contaminated with small pieces of hard plastic and potentially small pieces of metal".

Only Fish Cakes with production codes AAL 7209K, AAL 7209L, AAK 7222J & AAL 7222K are said to be affected.

Customers are advised no to eat the product and are being asked to call 0800 496 8647 or email for advice on refunds.

Reactions to Hull Adelphi's future

With the news that Hull's famous Adelphi, now in its 34th year, has secured its its long-term future, a few notable figures associated with the club have been weighing in:

The Kaiser Chiefs at the Adelphi
Ian Rook

The Adelphi and its ethos are not typical of any performance space in the UK. We believe CIC status will give the Adelphi the opportunity to serve the community for a further 34 years and beyond, a legacy for the city of Hull.”

Paul JacksonFounder, The Adelphi

The Adelphi makes perfect sense as a venue. It commands respect as it reeks of history. I'd visited 20 or so times before I finally got to play there. Everyone in the band was much better off for the experience. It took us back 8-9 years to an era when everything in the band was wild, exciting and delightfully confused."

Bob NastanovichPavement (US indie rock band)

A few facts about Hull's famous live music venue

As we mentioned earlier, Hull's Adelphi has had its long-term future secured by becoming a Community Interest Company.

Now in its thirty fourth year, here are a few little know facts about the place:

  • It was established by Paul Jackson ‘Jacko’ (pictured below) in an end terrace house on Hull’s De Grey Street in 1984.
  • It has played host to a hosted a string of now household names including Radiohead, The Stone Roses, The Kaiser Chiefs and Green Day.
Paul Jackson
Anna Bean
  • Pulp along with frontman Jarvis Cocker (pictured below in the Adelphi toilet) appeared at the Adelphi nine times on their route to stardom.
  • It's affectionately known as part of the ‘toilet tour’ as it's a place where artists have plied their trade before finding fame.
  • An now of course, Jarvis Cocker and Paul Heaton (who also regularly played there in his early Housemartins days) will become patrons.
Jarvis Corker
Ian Rook

Last chance for your own cup glory!


FA People's Cup sign-up graphic - deadline this Sunday
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The deadline to get involved in the 2018 FA People's Cup is midnight THIS Sunday - so get your entry in now.

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  • You get the chance to play at St George's Park and go to the FA Cup final

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Cottingham referendum backs neighbourhood plan

People in Cottingham in East Yorkshire have voted in favour of a neighbourhood plan.

Cottingham village sign
Paul Harrop/Geograph

In a referendum held yesterday, 95% supported the plan which would allow them to protect their village from developments that don't meet certain guidelines.

The parish council says the turnout was 25%.

Tigers face Chelsea in FA Cup fifth round tie

Hull City play Premier League giants Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup fifth round this evening.

Hull City boss Nigel Adkins
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The Tigers come into the contest on the back of a 2-1 fourth round win over Arsenal's conquerors Nottingham Forest.

They'll be without a trio of defenders on loan from Chelsea - Michael Hector, Ola Aina and Fikayo Tomori - who are ineligible to face their parent club.

Manager Nigel Adkins (pictured) says the team must give themselves every opportunity to get through the tie and not throw the towel in.

Listen: Chinese tourists drawn to Yorkshire's charms

Yorkshire is celebrating the Chinese New Year with news of a huge increase in the number of Chinese visitors to the county.

Research by Visit Britain shows visitor figures from China have more than doubled in recent years.

Yorkshire played host to almost 20,000 visitors from China in 2016, compared to 9,000 who chose it as a holiday destination in 2012.

The city of York is one of several destinations which has benefited, according to Visit Britain.

Will Zhuang, from Shanghai, who promotes York to Chinese people, says they're drawn to the city because of its old world charm:

New phase of A614 work to get under way

Drivers are being warned that the second phase of major roadworks on the A614 in East Yorkshire is due to begin next week.

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It'll include kerb, drainage replacement and resurfacing work, starting at the mini roundabout at Holme on Spalding Moor and working southwards.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has apologised for the likely disruptions, and says signs have been put up to provide motorists information on diversions and expected delays.

The £600,000 scheme to improve the A614 is set to be completed by July 2018.

Kaiser Chiefs perform at Hull's New Adelphi Club

Jarvis Cocker and Paul Heaton become patrons of Hull's Adelphi Club as it becomes a social business.

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Big fall in distance travelled by buses

The number of miles travelled by public buses across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire has fallen by over 10% in the last decade,according to a BBC investigation.

Interior of a bus

It's claimed the reduction is largely down to a cut in council subsidies and that in Lincolnshire, the bus network has shrunk back to what it was in the late 1980s.

However, the government says it's investing £250m a year to support routes.

Watch: Today's weather forecast

A frosty start, but looking like the best day of the week.

It's going to be dry with some sunshine.

Watch my full forecast here:

Cracking the whip on Yorkshire's tardy builders

Nearly 30,000 homes are waiting to be built across Yorkshire long after developers were given planning permission, according to a new study.

House being built

The Local Government Association (LGA) says there are 28,500 uncompleted house builds in the region.

The figures show it now takes 40 months on average from schemes receiving planning permission to building work being completed – eight months longer than in 2013-14.

The LGA is now calling for new powers for local authorities to punish tardy builders, such as charging them council tax for every unbuilt property.

Future of famous Hull music venue secured

One of Hull's most important live music venues has had its long-term future secured.

Adelphi Club sign

The Adelphi Club, on De Grey Street, has hosted some of the biggest names in music over the past 34 years.

It will now become a Community Interest Company with musicians like Pulp's Jarvis Cocker and Housemartins singer Paul Heaton becoming patrons.

Those involved say it will allow the club to bid for funding grants for the first time.

Shaun Lunt celebrates with his Hull KR team-mates

Hull KR secure a first victory since their return to Super League as they beat Catalans Dragons.

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Today's top stories

The top stories from East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire so far today include:

Updates on breaking news and travel will continue here through the night.

Popular Driffield footpath could be re-opened soon

People living in part of Driffield in East Yorkshire could soon be able to use a popular footpath once more.

The path connects the Mount with Greenways, but a big fence was built across it while new bungalows were under construction.

East Riding Council believes the fence is owned by the housebuilder Quintor Homes and has written to the company asking them remove it by the end of this month.

Watch: Tonight's weather forecast

Dry with clear spells. Minimum temperature -1C (30F) with icy patches on untreated surfaces and a widespread frost. Moderate or fresh southwest wind.

Council to fine owners for dog fouling

Private wardens are being brought in across North East Lincolnshire to tackle irresponsible dog owners who don't clean up after their pets.

dog litter in bin

The authority says it'll mean their staff can focus on more serious problems like fly-tipping and rogue traders.

The wardens will work seven days a week handing out fines to people who let their dogs foul in public places, without picking up after them.

UKIP must pay some of MEP's libel case costs

A High Court judge has ordered UKIP to pay some of the legal costs for the Yorkshire MEP Jane Collins over a libel case against her.

Jane Collins

Jane Collins was successfully sued for libel by Rotherham's three Labour MPs.

It's not clear how much of the £670,000 bill the party will have to pay.

Mr Justice Warby said UKIP, for party political reasons, deliberately held up the settlement of the High Court defamation case until after the 2015 general election.

Rotherham MPs

Further 24-hour strike on Northern Rail announced

The RMT union has announced there's to be another 24-hour strike on Northern Rail on Saturday 3 March.

It's part of an ongoing dispute over the role of the guard and driver-only operation.

Northern train

Every single effort that RMT has made to reach negotiated settlements in these separate disputes with Northern and Merseyrail over safe operation and safe staffing has been kicked back in our faces. No one should be in any doubt, these disputes are about putting the safety of the travelling public before the profits of the private train companies."

Mick CashRMT General Secretary

Arriva Rail North, who operate Northern trains have been contacted for comment.

BreakingNorthern rail staff to strike next month

Workers on Northern Rail will strike on 3 March in the long-running dispute over the role of guards, the Rail, Maritime and Transport union has announced.

More to follow.

Talks over London to North Lincolnshire rail route

The Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, councillor Rob Waltham, has met with rail bosses over plans to run a direct service between London and the region.

Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, Cllr Rob Waltham (centre), Richard McClean, Managing Director of Grand Central, and Commercial and Customer Policy Director, Louise Blyth
North Lincolnshire Council

The current proposals are for trains from London to travel to Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Cleethorpes. The group also discussed the possibility of adding further stops in North Lincolnshire including the Isle of Axholme at Crowle, and at Barnetby.

Cllr Waltham, pledged his support to an application from Grand Central to the Rail Regulator for access to the line and if the bid is successful, the services could start running in 2020.

Direct trains from North Lincolnshire to London would provide a significant boost to our local economy.......It would also provide a boost to local tourism, with even easier access to the rest of the country. Ultimately, it will create jobs for local people.”

Cllr Rob WalthamLeader of North Lincolnshire Council

New bells being cast for Beverley church

Forty bell-ringers are travelling by coach to Leicestershire to see two new bells cast for St Mary's church in Beverley.

Ste Mary's Church Beverley

The bells, together with a third one being cast next month, will be installed in May.

Chris Munday, the Ringing Master at St Mary's, says the arrival of the new bells will be a big boost for bell-ringing in East Yorkshire.