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Summary

  1. Help for the 'Hull 4 Heroes' builder
  2. Planners say self-build scheme should be rejected
  3. Coal free for the first time in 136 years
  4. Live updates on Friday 20 April 2018

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Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Scunthorpe United and Walsall.

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The top stories across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire

Your headlines across the region this evening include:

The headlines on Look North tonight with Peter Levy

Two sexual assaults in Hull

Police in Hull have released this e-fit of a man they want to find in connection with two sexual assaults.

E-fit of a man in a hat.
Humberside Police

The first incident happened at around 21:00 on Sunday 15 April on Terry Street.

A man put his arms around a passing woman and tried to kiss her. She pushed him off and ran away.

The second happened the day after, on Temple Street at around 13:30.

A woman was followed then groped.

Police have increased patrols in the area and are appealing for information.

Joe Westerman: Hull FC re-sign loose forward from Toronto Wolfpack

Hull FC have re-signed former England international Joe Westerman after he was released by Championship side Toronto Wolfpack.

Joe Westerman
SWPIX.COM

The 28-year-old made 127 appearances for the Black and Whites between 2011 and 2015 before joining Warrington.

With the Wire, Westerman won the League Leaders' Shield in 2016 and helped them to the Super League Grand Final.

"I loved it at Hull during my first spell and I can't wait to get back playing," he said.

Have you seen Kobee Lanson?

There's concern for a 16-year-old boy who's missing from Bridlington.

Kobee Lanson
Humberside Police

Kobee Lanson was last seen at a fastfood restaurant on Bessingby Way on Wednesday.

Police say he has been missing before but are concerned for his welfare.

You're being asked to call the 101 number with any information

Watch: Alan Johnson on Windrush immigration documents

There have been counter claims over whether the landing cards for people from the Windrush generation were destroyed under Labour in 2009 or by Theresa May when she was home secretary in 2010.

Former Hull MP Alan Johnson, one of two Labour home secretaries in 2009, told Andrew Neil on This Week that he did not know about the decision, but it was an "administrative decision" taken by the UK Border Agency.

He was also asked about a claim made on BBC1's Question Time, by radio presenter Iain Dale, that Mr Johnson had used the phrase "hostile environment" about immigration:

Joe Westerman made six appearances during his time with Toronto Wolfpack

Hull FC re-sign ex-England international Joe Westerman after his release by Championship side Toronto Wolfpack.

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Watch: It's sunny now but what will it be like this weekend?

Here's a look at the weather for the next couple of days, with me Owain Wyn Evans:

Hull Skateboarding festival - encouraging people to give it a go

A skateboard festival is to be held in Hull this summer, with professional skaters taking part in demonstrations.

A skateboarder at Rock City in Hull.
BBC

There'll also be competitions and nearly 50 free sessions for people to learn, with equipment provided.

Hull City Council say they are continuing to establish themselves as one of the country's friendliest skateboading cities.

Skateboarding is a growing sport and in 2020 it will be featured at the Tokyo Olympics

Poor sales lead to share price fall for Hull firm Reckitt Benckiser

Shares in Hull based company Reckitt Benckiser have fallen 6% today, after the company revealed disappointing sales in the first quarter of this year.

Bottles of cleaning products made by Reckitt Benckiser, on a shelf.
Reuters

Reckitts which owns brands like Dettol and Durex, saw a 2% rise in sales on a like-for-like basis.

City analysts had been expecting a 2.6%.

The company blamed "significant underperformance" from Scholl, part of its health division.

New bus services being laid on in parts of East Yorkshire

Replacement bus services are being laid on in parts of East Yorkshire after EYMS said it could no longer operate some routes.

Driffield bus station.
Google

The services will run in and around Driffield,Market Weighton, Pocklington and for people travelling between Bempton, Buckton and Bridlington.

Two new services will run between Hornsea and Hull.

East Riding Council sought tenders from other local operators to provide some of the services.

Stolen dumper truck 'could have killed someone'

Police say thieves who stole a dumper truck in Grimsby crashing it into a house and cars, could have killed somebody.

Trampled railings by a path into a park.
BBC

It was taken from a building site and also used to damage a new park and then abandoned in Gilbey Road.

Witnesses say they saw a teenager driving the truck and that it was mindless vandalism.

Any Questions? Comes from Bridlington

BBC Radio 4's weekly political discussion programme Any Questions is coming from Bridlington this evening.

Jonathan Dimbleby.
BBC

Jonathan Dimbleby presents the political debate from Bridlington Priory.

The a panel including Shadow Treasury Minister, MP Anneliese Dodds, former diplomat Sir Mark Lyall Grant, the Archbishop of York John Sentamu and the Housing, Communities and Local Government Minister, MP Rishi Sunak.

Sport: Hull City team news

Hull City head coach Nigel Adkins says the club has offered a new deal to keeper Allan McGregor.

Allan McGregor.
Rex Features

The Scottish international has been linked with a summer move to Hearts this week but Adkins says they're making efforts to keep him at the club.

Adkins has also revealed he's already spoken with Liverpool about the prospect of getting Harry Wilson back on-loan next season but a decision isn't expected until the summer.

City captain Michael Dawson will return to the side at Bristol City tomorrow and Adkins says there will be other changes with no fresh injury concerns.

'It's been a roller coaster - but thank you"

Over 3,000 has been raised and tools donated for a Hull builder who had his equipment stolen while volunteering for the BBC TV show DIY SOS in Hessle.

Paul Matson runs the charity Hull 4 Heroes, which builds and renovates houses for ex-servicemen and women.

After hearing his story yesterday, people have come forward to help Paul and now he wants to say "thank you":

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School bus and tractor collide - no injuries from incident

A bus carrying students to college and a tractor have collided near Grimsby this morning.

Map of the area.
Google

It happened at North Thoresby earlier today.

The bus was carrying students to Franklin sixth form college in Grimsby.

Nobody was hurt.

Broadband company to invest £5m in Hull

Around £5m will be invested in a new data centre in Hull.

The Bridgehead Business Park.
Google

The internet firm Connexin is creating 60 jobs at the Bridgehead Business Park.

The company is expected to open the site in December with jobs in engineering and event management on offer.

The site will also be used to show school children how the internet works.

Watch: Hotter than Honolulu!

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

How did you spend the warmest day of the year so far?

It was hotter than Honolulu in Yorkshire yesterday. Is that going to continue today?

Here's my forecast:

Charity builder has all his stolen tools replaced - and then some!

Over £3,000 has been raised for a builder from East Yorkshire who runs a charity that helps dozens of military veterans.

Nick Knowles and Paul Matson.
Nick Knowles

Yesterday people were heartbroken to hear how Paul Matson had all his tools stolen while volunteering on a DIY SOS build in Hessle.

Paul says Darren (the person whose house DIY SOS are helping to transform) found a local company willing to replace all his tools.

Paul says he's received so many donations of tools and money, he's overwhelmed by the support.

Josh Brownhill

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Championship game between Bristol City and Hull City.

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RNLI lifeboat named after generous donor

Bridlington's new Shannon class lifeboat is being named tomorrow.

The Anthony Patrick Jones out at sea.
RNLI/ANDY BROMPTON

The Bridlington RNLI boat will be named Anthony Patrick Jones in memory of a local man who left a million pounds to the charity.

He'd received compensation after mistakes during an operation left him paralysed and blind.

Plaque commemorating Anthony's donation.
PICASA

As well as the lifeboat charity, he left money to the RSPCA and the Riding for the Disabled Association when he died at the age of 46.

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will be blessing the lifeboat during the naming ceremony at the lifeboat station on the Spa Promenade at 13:00 tomorrow.

BreakingBus and tractor crash causing problems

More on that traffic issue on the A16 .

Lincolnshire Police say that a bus and tractor with a trailer were involved in the crash.

It happened at 08:34 this morning at North Thoresby.

No one was injured, but it's causing major traffic problems.

The A16 has been closed to recover the bus.

A16 closed after accident

BBC News Travel

A major Lincolnshire road has been closed in both directions after an accident on the A16.

There are reports of heavy traffic between B1201 High Street and Grainsby Lane.

Work is under way to recover a bus.

We'll bring you more on this as we get the information.

Coal free for the first time in 136 years

For the first time since 1882, the UK was - for 48 hours this week - powered without the use of coal.

Drax power station cooling towers.
BBC

Drax power station near Goole says it's "a huge step in the right direction".

The milestone was hit on Tuesday and Wednesday, after being picked up by a monitoring system.

Drax Power says it's down to the warmer weather and a growth in renewable energy and gas.

Their Chief Executive Andy Koss says they're committed to coming off coal before 2025.

Watch: Hull was hotter than Honolulu yesterday!

Find out what the weather will be like today:

Planners say self-build scheme should be rejected

A Hull housing charity that usually renovates old, boarded-up properties wants to start their first self-build project.

A timber frame being made into a house.
Giroscope

Giroscope are looking to launch a new scheme which would see future tenants help design and build their own homes on land near Coltman Street.

Three people at the top of a timber frame being made into a house.
Giroscope

It's hoped it would increase future employability as well as create more much-needed homes in the city.

But Hull City Council planners have said the scheme should be refused permission.

Help for the 'Hull 4 Heroes' builder

A builder from Hull, who runs a charity that helps dozens of military veterans, says he has been overwhelmed by support from strangers after his tools were stolen from his van.

Paul Matson on the DIY SOS building site.
BBC

Paul Matson, (above) who is a former soldier, builds and renovates houses for ex-servicemen and women and is currently supporting a DIY SOS big build in Hessle.

Paul's van with no tools in it.
BBC

People have kindly donated replacement tools and raised funds, after thousands of pounds worth of tools and equipment were stolen from Mr Matson.

The DIY SOS build site.
BBC

Severe accident: A63 East Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A63 East Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between Ferriby High Road and Welton Road.

A63 East Yorkshire - A63 blocked westbound between the Ferriby High Road junction in North Ferriby and the Welton Road junction in Welton, because of an accident.

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

Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd's late drop-goal seals victory for Hull FC against Leeds Rhinos, who have now suffered back-to-back one-point losses.

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An overweight woman gave up alcohol and cigarettes to conquer a desert endurance race.
An "overweight" woman gave up alcohol and cigarettes to conquer a desert endurance race.

Your headlines this evening

The top stories from today include:

Updates on breaking news will continue throughout the night.

Teen charged with arson

A 13-year-old boy has been charged with arson with intent to endanger life in connection with a fire in Cleethorpes in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Police believe the fire on Harrington Street was an isolated incident and not linked to any of the other reported arson offences during the winter.

Sun shines on the costa del Brid

BBC Weather Watchers

Check out this sunny, Mediterranean looking holiday destination.

Boats in Bridlington harbor
Lochnessmonster

The good news is you don't need your passport to enjoy the delights of this harbour, because it's Bridlington!

WATCH: Cleethorpes MP says 'traffic chaos' must be tackled

Transport chiefs are being urged to intervene to tackle what's being described as "traffic chaos" in North East Lincolnshire.

The Conservative MP for Cleethorpes Martin Vickers told the Commons that motorists were facing increasing delays because of constant road works:

Severe disruption: M62 East Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

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

M62 East Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on exit slip road 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

WATCH: DIY SOS volunteer says tool theft left him sobbing

Paul Matson, a builder from Hull, who runs a charity that helps dozens of military veterans, says he was left sobbing on his doorstep after thousands of pounds worth of tools were stolen from his van:

However, as news of his predicament spread support from local people has grown.

More than 75 pledges of support have already been made to a fundraising page set up to replace the tools.

Paul says he is overwhelmed and touched by the offers of help.