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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Updates on Wednesday 15 June 2016

Live Reporting

By Caroline Brockelbank

All times stated are UK

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Our Live coverage across the day has finished

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull and East Yorkshire Live has finished for today.

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

Until then, here's a lovely picture taken by one of our BBC Weather Watchers in Pocklington:

Stormy clouds over Pocklington poppies

Traffic and travel across Hull and East Yorkshire: No major disruption

BBC Travel

The usual rush hour spots looking a little congested but there's no major travel disruption to report.

Hull school will close tomorrow afternoon for England match

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

As reported in the Hull Daily Mail, some pupils at a Hull secondary school will take tomorrow afternoon off to watch England's match against Wales in the European Championships.

Archbishop Sentamu

Queen's 2016: Tickton's Kyle Edmund stuns French seed Gilles Simon

BBC Sport

Tickton's Kyle Edmund earned the best win of his career as he beat French eighth seed Gilles Simon in the first round at Queen's Club.

Edmund, 21, won 6-4 3-6 6-1 to join fellow Britons Andy Murray and Aljaz Bedene in round two of the Aegon Championships.

He will next face Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu who beat Britain's Dan Evans 7-6 (10-8) 6-7 (6-8) 6-3.

Kyle Edmund

Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Showers dying out this evening and it will become cloudy and misty overnight. 

But i'm afraid there'll be further heavy showers tomorrow.

Weather Graphic

Humber Bridge fully open

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

The earlier incident in which Humberisde Police were called over fears for a woman's safety has been safely resolved.

The Humber Bridge northbound carriageway is now fully open. 

Watch: Vigil to be held in Hull for Orlando shooting victims

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Three flood alleviation projects in East Yorkshire under way

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

East Riding Council has been showing the progress of their flood alleviation schemes.

Over £30m is being spent on the work.

Today people were shown around the projects in Anlaby, Cottingham and Paull (pictured).

Flood alleviation scheme in Paull
East Riding Council

Humber Bridge northbound carriageway is closed

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Humberside Police say there were concerns for a woman's safety on the northbound side of the Humber Bridge, officers attended and located the woman before taking her to safety.

The Humber Bridge should fully reopen shortly.

Man approached teenage girls in Hull

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Two 13-year-old girls were approached in Hull by a man who made indecent suggestions to them.

The two girls were followed from Anlaby Common, through Spring Gardens and onto Rokeby Avenue before he approached them and they ran away.

The incident happened on 20 April at around 07:30.

Humberside police would like to speak to the man pictured in connection with the incident.

CCTV image of man police want to speak to
Humberside Police

'Community Heroes' honoured in our region

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull UK City of Culture 2017 and MKM Building Supplies were on the hunt for 'Community Heroes' - the people in our area who go above and beyond to help others.

People were nominated online and among the winners were Alison and Lexi (pictured) who run The Vintage Café. 

They encourage customers to help the homeless and they've also raised funds for local causes such as Hull Animal Welfare and the William Booth House Hostel. 

Each winner won a pair of tickets to see Sir Rod Stewart at the KCOM Stadium last night.

Alison and Lexi at The Vintage Café
Hull City Council

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the top stories from our Hull and East Yorkshire this afternoon:

  • A vigil will be held in Hull this evening to remember the victims of the nightclub shootings in Orlando
  • Three flood projects in East Yorkshire are being shown off today
  • Humberside's Police Dog Evo and handler PC Adrian Noble have come third in a national competition  

Local MEP on boat during Thames flotilla clash

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The UKIP MEP for Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire, Mike Hookem, was on the vessel that clashed with Sir Bob Geldof on the River Thames today.

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage was leading a flotilla of fishing boats up the estuary to urge Parliament to take back control of British waters when Sir Bob yelled that Mr Farage was "no fisherman's friend".

In the nautical battle over the EU referendum, Mr Farage accused Sir Bob of "mocking" impoverished fishermen.

Mike Hookem, MEP, was born into the fishing community on Hessle Road in Hull and joined UKIP in 2008.

Boats on the Thames
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Third prize for Humberside Police dog

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Police Dog Evo and handler PC Adrian Noble - representing Humberside Police and South Yorkshire Police's Joint Support Operations Unit -  have just come back from the The UK Police Dog Assessment event .

They managed third place in the competition which makes Evo the best police dog in England as the top two positions went to dogs and handlers from Police Service Northern Ireland.

Police dog
Humberside Police

I am delighted with Evo and our performance over the assessment event. All the dogs involved showcased the value and expertise of the police dogs from across the UK."

PC Adrian NobleHumberside Police

BreakingSport: Tickon's Kyle Edmund wins match

BBC Humberside Sport

Kyle Edmund is through to the second round of the Queen's Club with a 6-4 3-6 6-1 victory over Gilles Simon.

Sport: Tickton's Kyle Edmund back on court

BBC Humberside Sport

Rain momentarily stopped play at Queen's Club as Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans attempt to make the second round.

At 14:00 the players were brought back on court after a 20 minute delay.

Kyle Edmund
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Cash prize for young entrepreneurs in Hull and East Yorkshire

Young people across our region are invited to pitch their business ideas to former Apprentice contestant Ruth Badger for the Badgers Sett Enterprise Challenge

Students can enter the competition under three different categories including Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Business Idea for 16 to 24-year-olds.

Ruth Badger

Prizes for each category include: 

  • Primary School - up to £500 
  • Secondary School - up to £750 
  • Post 16 / Business idea for 16 to 24-year-olds - up to £1,200

Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire

Alina Jenkins

BBC Weather

Power restored to thousands in Driffield

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

More than 3,000 homes in the Driffield area were without power earlier this morning. 

Northern Power say it was due to a fault on the network. 

The electricity supply has now been restored to all 3,337 customers affected.

Watch: Do you recognise this man?

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Humberside Police have released CCTV of a man they want to interview in connection with a robbery on Holderness Road in Hull. 

A 48-year-old woman had her purse snatched by a man who followed her from the One Stop Shop to the nearby bus stop, between 22:50 and 23:00 on Friday, June 10.

The man asked for money then became aggressive and took the purse by force leaving in the direction of Southcoates Lane.  

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Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the top stories from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom this afternoon:

  • More than 3,000 homes in the Driffield area have been without power this morning 
  • A Grimsby mum has started a petition to get more ice skating coaches at Hull Ice arena
  • The new Premier League fixtures see Hull City open the season at home to champions Leicester City

Humberside Police's prize-winning dog

Victoria Holland

BBC Look North

Sport: Uncertainty over Bruce's future

Simon Clark

Sports Editor BBC Yorks and Lincs

PL managers

Leicester start their Premier League title defence at Hull, while Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola meet at Old Trafford on 10 September.

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Concerns over coaching numbers at Hull's Ice Arena

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

The Director of Hull Culture and Leisure Limited says they've reviewed their coaching arrangements and a new service is designed to enhance the quality of tuition. 

They say they have four coaches employed and a further three on a self-employed basis.

Josie Blakey's daughter skates at Hull Ice Arena. She says she doesn't understand why they're restructuring and she thinks children who have the Olympics in their sights will miss out. 

There is actually around 10 coaches, they're keeping three on who will teach beginners only, but the other coaches that they're getting rid of are not allowed to teach anymore."

Josie BlakeyStarted the petition
Ice skating boots

Listen: The man who bought Sir Rod to Hull

BBC Radio Humberside

BBC Radio Humberside's David Burns spoke to Dave Kilburn, the Hull businessman who booked Sir Rod Stewart for the KCOM Stadium:

Unemployment numbers falling in Yorkshire and the Humber

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

The number of people unemployed in Yorkshire and the Humber has dropped to 158,000 between February and April this year. 

Six thousand people found work during that period.

Job Centre
Getty Images

Nationally unemployment has fallen to an eight-year low as the numbers in work continues to reach record levels.

Brigg and Goole Conservative MP to 'block' a post-Brexit emergency budget

The MP for Brigg and Goole, Andrew Percy, is one of 57 Conservative MPs pledging to block any post-"Brexit" emergency budget by the Chancellor.

Andrew Percy

George Osborne warns he'll have to slash public spending and increase taxes if the UK votes to leave the EU in the referendum on 23 June.

The Chancellor says independent forecasts suggests a British exit (Brexit) from the EU would leave a £30bn hole in the public finances.

Mr Percy is one of three Yorkshire Conservative MPs to sign a statement warning the chancellor's position would be "untenable" if he tries to push through tax rises.

Sir Rod Stewart wows Hull

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

You've been giving us your reaction to Sir Rod Stewart's concert in Hull last night:

This was my tenth Rod Stewart concert... It was magic, I wish he'd do it again tonight!"

Joseph Grainger

I've been coming to see him for 30-odd years and he's still the same. Still brilliant. I can't believe he's still the same now he's 71."

Interviewee on Radio Humberside
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Headlines this morning across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the top stories from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom this morning:

  • Police are looking for a man who stole a JCB in Goole last night causing damage to a house
  • The number of people unemployed in Yorkshire and the Humber has dropped to 158,000 between February and April this year
  • The man who brought Sir Rod Stewart to Hull says it paves the way for other big events in the city

Police chase JCB thief in Goole

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Humberside police chased a stolen JCB in Goole at 22:00 last night before it was abandoned on Argyle Street.

A house was damaged as the driver fled the scene.

Police couldn't find the man and are appealing for witnesses.

He is described as well built, in his 20s wearing a baseball cap and hi-viz vest. He ran in the direction of the railway footbridge.

How can shopping be more exciting?

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

A conference in Hull today is looking at how to make shopping centres more exciting for visitors. 

Shopping Centre managers across the north of England will be heading to the Hull Truck Theatre to see what the city has to offer ahead of City of Culture. 

Shopping bags
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Sport: Difficult two months for Hull City

Mike White

Sports Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Hull City face a tough first two months on their return to the Premier League after they open at home to champions Leicester followed by the visit of Manchester United a fortnight later. 

In September, they'll face Arsenal at home, travel to Liverpool a week later then welcome Chelsea to the KCom Stadium on 1 Oct. 

The Tigers are at home on Boxing Day and New Year's Eve against Manchester City and Everton respectively before ending the season with another home game, as Tottenham Hotspur are the visitors.

Orlando shootings: Hull vigil to be held tonight

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

It's been described as one of the worst mass shootings in modern US history.

People across the world have been remembering the victims of the Orlando shootings and here in Hull a vigil will be held tonight.

Pulse nightclub in Orlando

To actually have someone go into what we class as our safe space and commit this kind of atrocity is just appauling. It's sent a massive shock wave throughout the LGBT community across the world."

Andy TrainOrganiser

What do you think to 'chuggers' in Hull?

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

The term 'chuggers' refers to the charity people in city and town centres who attempt to sign you up for donations. 

Some see their presence as the only way organisations can raise money effectively, while others see them as a nuisance. 

Charity fundraisers talking on street

Hull City Council are now asking people what they think to the current number of chuggers in the city centre.  

BreakingSport: Hull City fixtures announced

BBC Humberside Sport

The new Premier League fixtures have just been announced and Hull City will open the new season at home to the defending champions Leicester City.

The game is currently set for Saturday, 13 August but that could change for TV purposes. 

The second home match will see Manchester United visiting the city on 27 August and Arsenal arriving on 17 September.

Away, City will play Swansea on 20 August; Burnley on 10 September and a visit to Liverpool on 24 September.

Traffic and travel across Hull and East Yorkshire: Broken down bus

BBC Travel

Usual congestion building up now but there's also a broken down bus which is causing slow traffic on A1079 Ferensway northbound between Mytongate Roundabout and the A1105 Anlaby Road junction. 

Travel graphic

Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire: Yellow warning for rain

Alina Jenkins

BBC Weather

It's going to be a wet start for most of us I'm afraid.

There'll be scattered heavy, thundery showers and will lead to slow-moving downpours. 

Be aware this could lead to localised flooding and disruption to travel.

Weather graphic

Latest headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the top stories from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom this morning: 

  • A vigil will be held in Hull tonight for the victims of the Orlando shootings
  • Shopping centre managers from across the North of England are heading to Hull today to discuss how to make shopping more exciting for customers
  • People who live in Hull are being asked what they think to charity fundraisers known as chuggers