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By Folarin Sagaya

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Severe accident: M180 Lincolnshire eastbound

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M180 Lincolnshire eastbound severe accident, between J2 for A161 Gainsborough and J3 for M181.

M180 Lincolnshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M180 eastbound between J2, A161 (Gainsborough) in Belton and J3, M181 (Scunthorpe) in East Butterwick, because of an accident.

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


Carlisle reward the efforts of ground staff and volunteers by beating Grimsby to claim a fourth straight win.

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Two goals in the final 12 minutes see Oldham climb out of the League One relegation zone with victory at Scunthorpe.

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Severe accident: M18 East Yorkshire southbound

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M18 East Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J7 for M62 and J6 for A614.

M18 East Yorkshire - One lane closed on M18 southbound between J7, M62 (Langham) and J6, A614 (Thorne), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Hull FC v Warrington Wolves

Hull FC beat Warrington Wolves in a fractious Super League match which sees a player from each side sent off.

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Severe disruption: M18 East Yorkshire southbound

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M18 East Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J7 for M62 and J6 for A614.

M18 East Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M18 southbound between J7, M62 (Langham) and J6, A614 (Thorne), because of emergency repairs.

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

Blundell Park, home of Grimsby Town

League Two side Grimsby appoint former Burnley Under-23 boss Michael Jolley as their new manager on a rolling contract.

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Your top stories across the area

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

Updates on breaking news and travel will continue through the weekend.

Hull FC's Sika Manu helps home country after cyclone

Hull FC star Sika Manu says he was happy to help his home country Tonga after a devastating cyclone hit the Pacific island last week.

Sika Manu
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Manu didn't travel back from New South Wales with his fellow Black and White team mates, instead he made the journey to Tonga.

He says he was simply happy to help his home country get back on to its feet.

Cyclone Gita, a category four storm, hit the Pacific country of Tonga last month causing widespread damage.

Severe accident: M62 East Yorkshire westbound

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M62 East Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J35 for M18 and J34 for A19 Selby.

M62 East Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J35, M18 (Langham) and J34, A19 (Selby), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Ferens Gallery gets new Sea of Hull photo

A new "Sea of Hull" photograph is making its way to the Ferens Art Gallery.

Spencer Tunick, Sea of Hull: Scale Lane Bridge, Hull, 2016
Spencer Tunick

It will join the existing collection from the memorable day in July 2016 when thousands stripped down and painted themselves blue for a project by the artist Spencer Tunick.

The new aerial shot over Hull's Scale Lane Bridge will be on display from August.

To add a further work by this international artist to our permanent collection is great news for the gallery and art lovers"

Councillor Terry GeraghtyHull City Council

Siemens rail factory plans: Goole 'offers many things'

Bosses at Siemens say Goole is the right place to build a £200m rail factory with the potential to create 700 jobs.

Siemens train factory

Siemens has signed a long-term lease on a 67-acre site in Goole to build a facility manufacturing trains for UK operators.

Gordon Wakeford, managing director of Siemens Mobility, says the firm has been "scouring the country" looking for the right place to build a factory and Goole "offers us many things".

Meanwhile, Vernon Barker, managing director of Siemens Rail Systems, says one of the main reasons to choose Goole is that the town has the space.

"When you're choosing where to put a factory of this size, it's about the equivalent of 40 football pitches, it's a big site," says Mr Barker.

Goole itself has a history of manufacturing and engineering and they're the sort of skills we'll need to employ in our workforce."

Vernon BarkerManaging Director, Siemens Rail Systems

Council tax to rise in North East Lincolnshire

Council tax in North East Linconlshire is to go up by almost 5%.

North East Lincolnshire Council

The local authority's budget plans were passed by councillors last night.

Last week, opposition parties voted against the budget, but they finally had to agree on it or risk the authority being put into special measures.

Postponed Tigers game gets new date

Hull City's game at Ipswich Town has been re-arranged for Tuesday 13 March with kick-off at 19:45.

The game was due to be played tomorrow but has been called off due to bad weather.

Missing girl found

Humberside Police say Shannon Cottrell, who was reported missing earlier, has been found safe and well.

Originally from Northampton, it was thought she could have travelled to East Yorkshire or to Doncaster.

The force has thanked everyone who helped finding the 16-year-old by sharing their appeal.

Power back on in Althorpe

Power has been restored in the Althorpe area, near Scunthorpe.

Photo of electricity grid

Northern Power says about 160 properties were cut off this morning.

They are still working to restore power to about 30 houses in Flamborough and some people are now without power in North Lincolnshire, near Goxhill.

Multi-million pound train factory plan for Goole

Engineering firm Siemens wants to build a multi-million pound factory to manufacture trains in Goole in East Yorkshire, creating up to 700 jobs.

Trains in factory

The investment depends on Siemens winning major orders, like supplying trains for the proposed HS2 high-speed rail link between London and the north of England.

It's been described by business leaders and politicians as a huge economic boost for the Humber.

We are going through the biggest modernisation programme of our railways since the steam age. There is a demand for new trains, a demand for new technology, and I hope this is going to be a centre of technical excellence for Humberside as well."

Chris GraylingTransport Minister

Spring clean scheme falls victim to weather

Plans for people across North Lincolnshire to do their bit for the Great British Spring Clean 2018 have been hit by the snow.

row of bins

Events had been planned across the county for the next three days which would have seen people become "litter heroes".

Last year 300 volunteers collected more than 700 bags of rubbish as part of the scheme.

It's hoped the events will take place at a later date.

Your weather forecast for the afternoon

Another cold afternoon for East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, especially in the brisk easterly wind.

There will be plenty of cloud and limited brighter spells with a few snow flurries moving in from the east at times.

The top temperature will be about 0C (32F).

Weather forecast

Man in court charged with Hull woman's death

A 23-year-old man has been charged with murder after the death of a woman at a house in Orchard Park in Hull earlier this week.

Laura Huteson
Humberside Police

Laura Huteson (pictured) suffered serious injuries at the property in Milldane on Tuesday and died a short time later.

Jason Gaskell, of Milldane, in Hull, was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Hull Crown Court on Monday, 5 March.

Power cuts in northern lincolnshire and East Yorkshire

About 160 properties are currently without power around Althorpe, near Scunthorpe.


Northern Power now estimates it should be restored in an hour's time.

Some people in Flamborough are also without power.

It's hoped that should also be back on in the next couple of hours as well.

Humber Bridge closed to high-sided vehicles

The Humber Bridge remains closed to high-sided and vulnerable vehicles due to the current weather conditions in the area.

Drivers are advised to consider alternative routes and to only travel if it's essential.

Amy Johnson replica plane moves to new home

A replica of the plane which pioneering aviator Amy Johnson flew to Australia moves to its new home in Hull today.

Gipsy Moth at Hull train station

Johnson was born in Hull in 1903 and in 1930 she flew the original plane from London to Darwin in 19 days.

The Gipsy Moth replica had been hanging in Hull railway station.

It was built by prisoners at HMP Hull as part of the City of Culture celebrations and will now be on display at the city's St Stephen's shopping centre.

Police concern over missing teenage girl

Police are appealing for information on Shannon Cottrell (pictured below), aged 16, who has not been seen since yesterday.

Shannon Cottrell
Humberside Police

Shannon was last seen in Northampton town centre last night but it's believed she could have travelled to East Yorkshire as she has ties to the Hull area.

It's thought she could also be trying to get to Doncaster.

Officers say they're concerned for her safety.

Strong snow drifts on A66

Tigers' weekend game called off due to bad weather

Hull City's game against Ipswich Town tomorrow has been postponed due to the extreme weather conditions.

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Fans pitch in to help clear football field

Extra hands at Scunthorpe United as fans help to clear the pitch ahead of the game against Oldham Athletic tomorrow afternoon.

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Lee Radford unimpressed by Hull FC start

Head Coach wants to win every match

Hull fountain: Still frozen

David Harrison

BBC Radio Humberside

The Rose Bowl fountain in Hull is still frozen solid this morning.

Rose Bowl fountain Hull
David Harrison

Weather forces closure of Humber Bridge farmers' market

This weekend's Humber Bridge Farmers' Market has been postponed.

Humber Bridge

It's due to the ground conditions caused by the current extreme weather.

The market, which offers up to 160 stalls and attracts thousands of people, takes place in the Humber Bridge car park once a month.

The next date will be Easter Sunday on April 1.

Siemens train factory plant planned in Goole

Engineering giant Siemens has chosen a site in East Yorkshire which could become home to their first ever train works in the UK creating hundreds of jobs.

Siemens train

Trains and carriages made by Siemens are used across the UK rail network and at present, they are built in Germany and Austria.

The company has now revealed plans to build a new factory in Goole but this be will dependent on whether the it can secure future contracts.

Hull Trains running a reduced service

The weather has forced Hull Trains to run a reduced service today. The company is advising people not to travel unless absolutely necessary.

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Hull Trains says tickets dated for today be valid for travel at any time between Saturday 3 March and Wednesday 7 March.

Weather forces event cancellations

A number of events have been cancelled because of the weather.

This weekend's Humber Bridge Farmers' Market has been postponed due to the ground conditions.

Hull 4 Heroes say the charity rugby match on Sunday and an evening event on Saturday won't be going ahead this weekend.

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Plans for people across North Lincolnshire to do their bit for Keep Britain Tidy's Big Spring Clean have been hit by the snow, events had been planned across the county for the next three days.

Humberside Fire and Rescue say they have been dealing with fallen roof tiles and signs in Bridlington through the night because of the strong winds.

Travel disruption: East Midlands trains suspended

If you're catching a train in Lincolnshire this morning the bad weather is affecting some of the lines.

East Midlands Trains are suspended between Sleaford and Skegness, and Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town.

Northern has put on a replacement nus service between Cleethorpes and Barton-on-Humber.

As for buses, Stagecoach East Midlands have been forced to cancel all of their rural services until further notice.

Check your train times here:

East Midlands Trains


Stagecoach East Midlands

Flood warning on the Humber and more school closures

More than 30 schools are still closed across the East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

There is also a flood warning in place along the Humber.

Flood warning on Humber
Environment Agency

The Environment Agency says flooding is expected on the north bank west of Hull for the high tide until 08:30.

It says areas at risk include the Riverside Quay and St Andrew's Quay.

There are flood alerts in place along the east coast at Bridlington, Hornsea, Withernsea, Kilnsea and Immingham.

Watch: This morning's weather

Another cold day, especially in the brisk easterly wind.

There will be plenty of cloud and limited brighter spells, with a few snow flurries moving in from the east at times. Highs of 0C (32F).

Here's my full forecast:

A66 still closed between Scotch Corner and Brough