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Summary

  1. Concern for missing 13-year-olds
  2. Hull City fans plan to protest during match
  3. Citizens Advice centres dealing with mental health clients

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By Clare Crooks

All times stated are UK

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Jimmy Keinhorst takes on Danny McGuire at Elland Road

Super League champions Leeds beat Hull KR to preserve their unbeaten start thanks to a Jimmy Keinhorst hat-trick.

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Severe accident: A63 East Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A63 East Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between A1166 Brighton Street and Clive Sullivan Way.

A63 East Yorkshire - A63 Clive Sullivan Way in Hessle closed westbound between St Andrews Quay and the Clive Sullivan Way junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Football

Exeter maintain their League Two promotion push with victory over lowly hosts Grimsby Town.

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Football

Ellis Harrison scores in added time as Bristol Rovers rescue a point in their home League One game against Scunthorpe.

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Michael Shenton carries the ball for Castleford Tigers

Michael Shenton scores two second-half tries to help Castleford cruise to Super League victory over Hull FC.

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Severe disruption: M62 East Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 East Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J35 for M18.

M62 East Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound at J35, M18 (Langham), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Niall Evalds has scored four tries in three games for Salford this season

Salford claim their first Super League victory of the season as they win convincingly at home to Hull KR.

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Nouha Dicko

Hull City move three points clear of the Championship relegation zone with a vital win over Sheffield United.

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Sol Campbell

Grimsby would be interested in speaking to former England defender Sol Campbell about their vacant managerial position.

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East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire's top stories

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

Organ donation 'opt out'

MPs have backed plans that could change the rules on organ donation consent in England.

It would mean people having to "opt out" if they don't want their organs used after death.

The bill passed its first parliamentary hurdle today with the support of the Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle, Emma Hardy:

Lifesaving leisure centre staff get national recognition

Quick-thinking staff who saved a man's life at a Hull leisure centre last year have been recognised with a national award.

people
Ennerdale Leisure Centre

Regular gym-goer John Lines, from Thorngumbald, collapsed during a game of badminton last November and needed lifesaving CPR and shocks from a defibrillator until paramedics arrived.

Mr Lines spent three weeks in hospital and has now made a full recovery.

Ann-Marie Blowman, Dave Loftus and Lee Robinson have been awarded certificates from the Royal Life Saving Society UK for their "professional action" and "calm and effective" work.

If they hadn't had the training and knowledge, I would not be here today. They thoroughly deserve to be recognised and I want to thank them for everything they did."

John Lines

Booking review after disabled man gets wrong room

A hotel has said it will review how bookings are made on its website after a disabled man from East Yorkshire wasn't given the adapted room he'd reserved.

Jason Liversidge
BBC

Jason Liversidge, who has Motor Neurone Disease, had travelled to the capital for a special reception with the Princess Royal but was left in distress after he was given the wrong type of room at a Premier Inn.

The hotel chain says it'll look at how to make online bookings easier.

BreakingA63 blocked due to accident

BBC News Travel

Traffic is currently at a standstill on the A63 at North Ferriby due to an accident.

The A63 westbound is blocked between B1231 Melton Road and Low Field Lane.

Three vehicles are involved.

Severe accident: A63 East Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A63 East Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between B1231 Melton Road and Low Field Lane.

A63 East Yorkshire - A63 in North Ferriby blocked and stationary traffic westbound between the B1231 Melton Road junction and the Low Field Lane junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles.

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

Concern for missing teenagers

An appeal is being made to help find to two 13-year-olds who have gone missing from Hull.

Reece Roberts and Leia Waller
Humberside Police

Reece Roberts was reported missing on Wednesday and Leia Waller was reported missing yesterday but they are believed to be together.

They are known to frequent the Bransholme and Kingswood areas of the city and it was reported they were seen on Kimmeridge Close earlier today.

Humberside Police are appealing for them to get in touch.

Microchip scanning devices now in police stations

A scheme to trace owners of stray and lost dogs is under way in East Yorkshire police stations.

Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for community involvement and local partnerships at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Stuart Allen, the council's senior Dog Warden and Humberside Police's PC Brandon Ward
East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Microchip scanning devices can now be found in police stations in Beverley, Bridlington, Goole and Hornsea/Withernsea.

All dogs must now be microchipped by law so any lost or stray pets can be scanned by police staff and reunite with their owners without the involvement of the council’s dog wardens.

Being able to quickly identify a dog’s owner when it has been used for committing offences and abandoned allows us to follow up further lines of enquiry very quickly. Another benefit is that we can identify dogs which have been reported lost or stolen and return them to their rightful owner.”

Wildlife/rural crime officer, Humberside PolicePC Brandon Ward

Warning over roadside flyposting in East Yorkshire

Signs like this one advertising Beverley's Mistletoe Fair were put up by the side of roads without permission at various locations across East Yorkshire last year, according to the county council.

Poster
East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Now, the business responsible, Cottage Industries Ltd, of Ings Lane, Dunswell, has been ordered to pay £1,763 for fly-posting.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council gave the firm the chance to remove the signs itself, but after failing to do so took the company was taken to court.

All advertising should take place on private land but may be subject to planning restrictions, the council warns.

We will act to investigate any signs put up on the highway without permission as they could be a hazard to motorists."

Mike FeatherbyHead of streetscene services, East Riding Council

Did you see a crash and assault?

Humberside Police are looking for two men who could be brothers or twins following an alleged assault on a driver in East Yorkshire on 16 February.

A63 near The Loftsome Bridge Coaching House
Google

The driver says he overtook a red Seat Ibiza on the A63 near The Loftsome Bridge Coaching House near Wressle which he claims was then deliberately driven into the back of him.

The Seat driver then overtook and pulled over further down the road.

Two men got out and flagged the victim down before allegedly dragging him from his car.

Other drivers stopped to help and the suspects drove off.

Timetable for change to hospital services

A timetable for major changes to hospital services in East Yorkshire has been released today.

Leaflet
East Riding CCG

The East Riding's new urgent care centres will start operating on Wednesday 4 April.

Despite campaigns against the changes, three new centres are being created in Beverley, Bridlington and Goole and the minor injuries unit at Hornsea will close in April.

Those at Driffield and Withernsea are being downgraded, and will offer urgent daytime appointments only.

Transport will be provided on a case-by-case basis for people in Withernsea who need to visit the nearest urgent care centre in Beverley.

Cloudy Cleethorpes

We love the dramatic contrast in this photo of a cloudy Cleethorpes beach today.

Cleethorpes beach
BBC/JMP

There's still a chance of some sunny spells this afternoon though!

Macbeth comes to Hull

Theatre lovers will be able to enjoy Shakespeare’s most intense tragedy in Hull next year.

Macbeth poster
National Theatre

The National Theatre will return to Hull New Theatre following the company's success with Hedda Gabler in 2017.

Casting for "The Scottish Play" has yet to be announced but tickets will be on sale from 6 March.

I’m delighted that Macbeth will be touring the UK and Ireland following its run in the Olivier Theatre earlier in the year. We’re really excited by what is coming out of the rehearsal room and it’s particularly rewarding to be able to take this brilliant play to so many towns and cities. We fully intend to give audiences a fresh and dynamic view of this timeless classic.”

Rufus NorrisNT Artistic Director

Weather: Mostly dry but turning colder

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Variable cloud, some sunnier spells and the risk of an isolated shower this afternoon but dry for most.

It will be largely dry through tonight with a mixture of cloud and clear periods but it will turn cold with the risk of a frost developing.

Weather graphic
BBC

Biofuel production may restart soon at Hull plant

Production at a Hull biofuel company which suspended its operations at the end of last year may soon be under way again, it's emerged.

Worker at Vivergo biofuel plant
Vivergo

Vivergo announced plans to extend its annual shutdown period in November last year, blaming falling prices and a lack of government legislation.

Hull West and Hessle Labour MP Emma Hardy has urged the government to press on with bringing in new laws on renewable transport fuels and says it's suggested that will happen later this year:

Vivergo provide high skilled, well-paid jobs to our area and they should be commended for the way they acted to keep their employees in work while the plant was shut down. This announcement will hopefully go a long way to helping them restart the plant ."

Emma HardyHull West & Hessle MP

Dedicated Bridlington nurse leads by example

An East Yorkshire nurse has been shortlisted for an award for her dedication and commitment.

Charlene Sargeant
Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Charlene Sargeant is a practice nurse at Field House Surgery in Bridlington and a finalist in the General Practice Nurse of the Year Award category of the General Practice Nursing Awards.

She will find out if she's won next Wednesday.

Dr Nick Cross, from the Humber NHS Foundation Trust, says she's a shining example of primary care.

Her focus is sharp, her support and mentorship towards her colleagues is always valued and appreciated and her clinical care is delivered with compassion and integrity."

Dr Nick CrossGP and Associate Medical Director, Humber NHS Foundation Trust

Hull company among the best places to work

Hull-based company Sewell Group have been named in the Sunday Times' list of the 100 best companies to work for in the UK.

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Sewell Group

It's the fourth time the firm has been named in the list in the past ten years.

The company, which employs more than 400 people in the city, also received a Best Companies 3 Star 'extraordinary' accreditation, which recognises organisations that 'truly excel'.

Council budget confusion

North East Lincolnshire Council's budget plans were thrown into disarray last night.

Money
BBC

The proposal, including an increase to council tax of almost 5%, was rejected by opposition Tory councillors.

They've been been criticised by some Labour councillors who've accused them of having no alternative to their budget proposals.

The budget will have to be looked at again at another meeting next week.

Gas leak shuts job centre

The Hull Jobcentre at Britannia House on Ferensway has had to close unexpectedly due to a gas leak.

Job centre
Google

Staff have been sent home and claimant interviews planned for today will be rearranged with any payments due being sent automatically.

If you need to contact the Jobcentre today about Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Support or Employment Support Allowance you can call 0800 169 0310.

For enquiries about Universal Credit call 800 328 9344.

Citizens Advice centres dealing with mental health clients

The number of people in Yorkshire and the Humber with mental health problems who use Citizens Advice reached 10,000 last year, the service says.

Woman looking worried with calculator in hand
Getty Images

Their research has also found that mental health workers are spending more time on non-health related issues such as debt or housing.

Some debt groups want people with mental health problems to be given breathing space when it comes to debts.

Mental health service Open Minds, in Grimsby, has helped 20,000 people in the past decade:

Make it open access, provide something for the community to knock the stigmas out of the way. You can look around here now, we normally have tea and coffee on, there's nothing clinical about it."

Mark SylvesterOpen Minds

Here's Abbie Dewhurst with the weather forecast

After a cold but mostly sunny start, cloud will increase bringing a risk of light showers.

Here's my full forecast:

Hull City: Fans plan protest at game

Campaigners are planning a protest at Hull City's match tonight about the club's owners.

Fans protest
BBC

Fans have already taken part in protests this season, with one group now threatening to blow whistles during the match tonight.

Head coach Nigel Adkins has urged fans keep their protests out of the stadium.

Hull City take on Sheffield United this evening.

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Severe disruption: A15 Lincolnshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A15 Lincolnshire both ways severe disruption, between A631 and B1205.

A15 Lincolnshire - A15 closed in both directions between Caenby Corner and the B1205 junction in Redbourne, because of an overturned lorry, recovery work and debris on the road. Diversion in operation - via the B1205, B1398, A631 toward the A15.

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

East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire's top stories

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

East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire's forecast

It will be dry with clear periods tonight.

The minimum temperature will be about -3C (27F).

There'll be a widespread moderate frost away from the coast:

Weather graphic
BBC

Two rescued safely after fishing vessel sinks off Hornsea

Two men have been rescued from off the East Yorkshire coast this afternoon after their fishing boat sank near Hornsea.

Radio equipment
HM Coastguard

The HM Coastguard was alerted just before 14:00 and immediately launched the search and rescue helicopter.

Lifeboats were also sent from Bridlington and Hornsea but both men were picked up safe and well by another nearby fishing boat before they arrived.

Ryan Douglas, from HM Coastguard, says the two men involved in the incident did all the right things:

When heading out to sea you should always make sure you have a means of alerting us if you get into difficulty...In this case, we were able to respond quickly and get these two men safely rescued."

Ryan DouglasSenior Maritime Operations Officer, HM Coastguard

In pictures: Spectacular shots of misty Humber Bridge

Look at this fantastic shot of the Humber Bridge!

Humber Bridge
Humber Bridge/ Des O'Connor

It was taken by landscape photography enthusiast Des O'Connor from East Hull.

It's February's winner in the Humber Bridge monthly #YourBridge photo competition which was themed around mist.

January's sunrise theme winner was this shot by Mark Thompson from Hull:

Humber Bridge
Humber Bridge/Mark Thompson

The theme for March is Nature. Happy snapping!