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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Updates on Thursday 2 June 2016

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By Clare Crooks

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Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Local Live has finished for today. 

We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the area. Join us then.

Tonight's headlines from BBC Look North

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Here are the latest headlines from the BBC Look North newsroom.

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Discussions between Hull City and Premier League on new membership scheme

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull City and the Premier League have issued statements about discussions they're having over the club's new membership scheme.

It's believed Premier League rules make it compulsory for ticket concessions to be offered to pensioners and children. 

statements issued by Hull City and Premier League
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Traffic and travel update: Retford to Doncaster line reopens

BBC Travel

Virgin Trains are reporting that work to repair the overhead lines at Retford has been completed.

Trains are moving through but its expected to have a knock-on impact up until 20.00.

Hull Trains say the 18.50 from Kings Cross to Beverley will start from Doncaster.

Watch: Reaction in Hull as BHS goes into liquidation

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Department store BHS will go into liquidation with the loss of up to 11,000 jobs after efforts to find a buyer failed.

The decision followed a lengthy bidding process aimed at saving BHS, which went into administration in April.

This is what shoppers in Hull had to say about the announcement. 

Prosecution figures for rogue landlords in Hull and East Yorkshire

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

Figures obtained by BBC Look North show how many landlords were prosecuted by local authorities in Hull and and East Yorkshire in recent years. 

Between 2011-2015 the East Riding of Yorkshire Council prosecuted two landlords, while receiving 3,667 complaints from tenants.

Hull City Council prosecuted 16 landlords between 2011-2016 but were unable to tell us how many complaints they'd received. 

some of the conditions tenants claim they're living in
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Weather for Hull and East Yorkshire: A cloudy evening

BBC Weather

Cloud will thicken from the east overnight, bringing some patchy, but most parts should stay dry, although some drizzle is possible. 

Winds quite brisk and from the north or northeast.  

Weather Forecast
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Latest Headlines for Hull and East Yorkshire: Rogue landlord prosecutions revealed

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom this afternoon:

  • Figures show 18 landlords have been prosecuted across Hull and East Yorkshire in five years
  • Humberside Police says a scheme to tackle rough sleepers cuts begging
  • Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson silent on any bid for Hull City
  • Hull KR travel to Wakefield aiming for finish in the top eight

Hull named as one of the most congested cities

BBC Radio Humberside

A report has named Hull as the sixth-most congested city in the UK. 

The study by Greener Journeys has described congestion as a disease which has brought average traffic speeds below 10 miles per hour in some cities. 

It says the thought of sitting on a bus in slow moving traffic is putting many people off public transport which means more cars on the roads and creating more pollution. 

Have Your Say: Should Humberside Police hand out contracts to rough sleepers?

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Humberside Police say they're handing out contracts to rough sleepers as a way to reduce anti-social behaviour and begging in the city centre.

Here's what some of you think of the proposals. 

I have a friend who was made homeless through no fault of their own. It is a terrible situation and one which requires a lot of thought on how to help people.

Meg

It's like the authorities think people are begging and sleeping rough because it's a right laugh. Where's the compassion?

Gary

Watch: Tackling rogue landlords in Hull and East Yorkshire

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

How easy is it for councils to take action against landlords who don't properly maintain their property?

We spoke to Lindsay Judge from the Resolution Foundation. She says it's difficult for local authorities who have shrinking budgets.

Ian Sanders from Hull City Council says they will only prosecute as a last resort. 

Watch: Hull City's season in pictures

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull City have sent this tweet of the Tiger's 2015/16 season in pictures. 

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Watch: Fairview studios celebrates 50 years in the business

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull's Fairview recording studio is celebrating 50 years since it first opened.

The studio was founded by Keith Herd and has hosted some big name bands over the years.  

Traffic and travel Update: More damage discovered on trainline

BBC Travel

Hull Trains have just tweeted that more damage to overhead wires at Retford has been discovered.

The line between Doncaster and Retford in not expected to re-open until at least 16.00.

Traffic and travel update: Network Rail repairing East Coast overhead lines

BBC Travel

Network Rail have sent this tweet of workmen repairing overhead lines at Retford.

Trains travelling along the East Coast mainline between Doncaster and Retford are experiencing severe delays.

Hull trains say customers who decide not to travel today can use their tickets tomorrow. 

Network Rail repairing overhead lines
Network Rail

Hull FC chairman has 'no comment' over Hull City takeover rumours

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson is making no comment in response to speculation linking him with a possible takeover bid for the club he once owned, Hull City. 

The Hull Daily Mail are today suggesting Pearson may be connected to a British-based group involved in discussions. 

However, when approached by the BBC he wouldn't say if there was any validity to the story. 

Adam Pearson had no comment over Hull City takeover rumours
BBC

Watch: Weather for Hull and East Yorkshire with Keeley Donovan

BBC Weather

Here's the weather with Keeley 

Figures claim Yorkshire has high number of asylum seekers receiving financial help

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Yorkshire has some of the highest numbers of asylum seekers receiving financial help, according to a survey by the national news agency, the Press Association.

It says there are nearly four-and-a-half thousand people waiting to see if they'll be allowed to stay here, who are getting assistance with accommodation and living costs.

That's the third highest figure in the country, behind the North West and the West Midlands.   

Police appeal for witnesses after 16 year old boy is robbed

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after 16-year-old boy was robbed on Anlaby Road, Hull at around 7.15pm last night.   

The two boys allegedly pinned the victim to a wall before taking his smartphone.

The suspects have been described as:

White, between 15-16 years-old, around 5ft tall and a skinny build. He was wearing a dark hooded top with the hood up.

White, between 15-16 years-old and around 5ft 10in tall. He was skinny with dark blonde hair. He was wearing a dark hooded top with the hood up.

Two off-duty nurses save man's life

Louise Wheeler

BBC Look North

Here's a picture of the two nurses who saved the life of a man when they were at a swimming pool. 

Christina Scurr and Kristina Peat, both staff nurses at Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham, were swimming when they noticed Tony Nichols, from Kirk Ella, had fallen unconscious and had stopped breathing. 

Mr Nichols is now recovering well.

Christina Scurr and Kristina Peat saved Tony Nichols life
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Latest Headlines: Hull's port could be an easy target for people smuggling in migrants

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

  • The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Hull is one of 13 areas vulnerable to people smuggling migrants into Britain. 
  • Humberside Police says getting rough sleepers to sign contracts is helping reduce anti-social behaviour in the city. 
  • Hull City have offered Tom Huddlestone a new contract, following their promotion to the Premier League. 

East Hull country singer Emma King chats with Burnsy

BBC Radio Humberside

Country singer Emma King popped in to speak to David Burns (pictured) about her album and forthcoming tour.

Emma has been touring America and recording in Nashville.

She will be performing at venues across the UK over the coming months. 

You can catch the interview on BBC's I-Player.

Emma King chatting to Burnsy
BBC

Listen: Humberside Police say street 'contract' is working

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Humberside Police has told BBC Radio Humberside that efforts to cut rough sleepers, beggars and street drinkers in Hull by using a "contract" is working. 

Some organisations who work with the homeless say help isn't being given to the right people.

Ch Supt Scott Young says they've seen less people on the streets:

Weather for Hull and East Yorkshire: Cloudy with patchy drizzle

BBC Weather

A cloudy with some patchy drizzle especially on the hills. 

It will slowly brighten up from the west with some sunny spells developing although coastal areas may stay rather cool and cloudy.

weather for Hull and East Yorkshire
BBC

Listen: Hull charity critical of police 'homeless contract' plans

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

The director of an organisation for the homeless in Hull says he's seen no evidence of a contract the police claims has reduced the number of rough sleepers.

Humberside Police say the problems have been growing in the city centre with many travelling across Yorkshire to Hull, believing they'll make more money and have better lives. 

James Bowie from Hull Homeless Outreach says it's nothing more than a PR stunt.

Watch: Life of 'Gassy Jack' honoured in Hull

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

A plaque has been unveiled to celebrate the life of John Deighton who was known as "Gassy Jack".

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Watch: Hull KR coach James Webster on tonight's match

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull KR travel to Wakefield this evening and coach James Webster believes it's an important match for both teams. 

Hull's Port identified as border 'weak spot'

Phillip Norton

BBC News

The Daily Telegraph is today reporting that Hull is one of 13 ports being identified as a "weak spot" for criminal gangs to smuggle in migrants.  

In February 18 migrants suspected of trying to smuggle themselves into Britain illegally were discovered on a P&O Ferry from Rotterdam.   

According to the National Crime Agency, gangs are charging migrants more than £10,000 to come to Britain.   

Port of Hull
BBC

Traffic and travel Update: East Coast mainline disruption due to overhead wire damage

BBC Travel

Virgin Trains are reporting that belays between Doncaster and Retford are due to overhead wire damage causing the train's pantograph to come down.

Virgin Trains tweeted this photo
Virgin Trains

Hull City news: Tigers confirm departures of Sone Aluko and Ryan Taylor

BBC Humberside Sport

The Tigers have confirmed that Sone Aluko and Ryan Taylor will leave the club following the end of their contracts.

Chuba Akpom and Isaac Hayden, who both spent the 2015/16 season on loan with the Tigers from Arsenal, have now returned to their parent club. 

Goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic is set to remain at the KC Stadium with the club offering him a one-year deal.

Tom Huddlestone and Ahmed Elmohamady have also been offered new contracts with their current deals due to expire. 

Both Ahmed and Tom contributed hugely towards our success in the end-of-season Play-Offs and we are keen for both players to remain with us on our return to the Premier League.

Ehab AllamVice-Chairman, Hull City
Eldin Jakupovic looks set to remain with Hull City
Hull City

Latest Headlines: Hull Charity criticises police 'contract plans'

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

  • A charity working with the homeless in Hull has criticised plans by Humberside police to get rough sleepers to sign a contract
  • A blue plaque will be unveiled in Hull today to celebrate the life of Captain John Deighton, also known as 'Gassy Jack'
  • In this evening's Superleague Hull KR face Wakefield 

Blue plaque to be unveiled for 'Gassy Jack'

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

A plaque will be unveiled in Hull today, celebrating the life of Captain John Deighton, also known as 'Gassy Jack'.

He was the first settler of what is now known as Vancouver in Canada, but was originally born in Hull.

A plaque will be unveiled near to Hull's Prospect Centre this morning as part of a campaign to honour 100 of the city's most famous names.

Two nurses save man's life in swimming pool

Louise Wheeler

BBC Look North

Two off-duty nurses from Castle Hill Hospital at Cottingham have saved the life of a local man after he fell unconscious while swimming.

Christina Scurr and Kristina Peat were in the pool at their fitness club in Willerby when the incident happened on Tuesday night.

We performed CPR to re-start his breathing and we then stayed with him until an ambulance arrived.

Christina ScurrStaff nurse

On today's Burnsy show

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

We will be speaking to Hull's home-grown country singer Emma King. 

She is coming into the studio to talk about her forthcoming performance at the Beverley Folk Festival and her album being available nationwide.

Tune into BBC Radio Humberside to listen. 

Emma King
Emma King

Traffic and travel news: Cancellations between Retford and Doncaster

BBC Travel

Hull Trains are reporting that due to a problem currently under investigation between Retford and Doncaster all lines are blocked. 

East Yorkshire MP to meet with minor injuries unit campaigners

Vicky Johnson

BBC Look North

The Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart is to meet campaigners trying to keep Withernsea's Minor Injuries Unit open. 

The unit is one of a number in the East Riding subjected to a review by the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group, which needs to make £14m savings.

Minor Injuries campaigners
BBC

Hull music studio celebrating 50th birthday

Lizzie Rose

BBC Radio Humberside

A recording studio in the Hull is celebrating 50 years of making music with some of the industry's best.

Def Leppard, Robert Palmer, Mick Ronson and the Beautiful South are just some of the names who've recorded at the Fairview Studios in Willerby (pictured below). 

Staff there are celebrating by creating their own CD.

pictures from Fairview studio
Fairview studio

Homeless people in Hull to be given contracts to stop begging

Jonathan Willis

Local Live

Homeless people in Hull are to be asked to sign so-called contracts and pledge to stop begging and harassing members of the public. 

Humberside Police say there's been a rise in problems associated with street drinkers and rough sleepers in the city centre. 

Officers will offer support with housing and applying for benefits to help rough sleepers. 

Operation Impact contract
BBC

Latest Headlines: Homeless people in Hull given contract to stop begging

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this morning across Hull and East Yorkshire:

  • Homeless people in Hull are going to be given contracts to stop begging, street drinking and rough sleeping
  • Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart is meeting later with campaigners trying to keep Withernsea's Minor Injuries Unit open
  • A recording studio in the Hull is celebrating 50 years of making music

Watch: Weather for Hull and East Yorkshire with Owain

BBC Weather

Here's the weather with Owain