Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. £500k worth of drugs found in East Yorkshire prison
  2. Homelessness doubles in North East Lincolnshire
  3. Proposed design for new Grimsby Town stadium unveiled
  4. Yorkshire and Humber targeted in £60m bid 'to tackle second homes problem'
  5. Live updates on Friday 23 December 2016

Live Reporting

By Folarin Sagaya

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Five things we learned today

    Before I leave you, here is a quick look at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning:

    That's all from me today, have a lovely Christmas!

  2. Hull landlord fined for attempting to evict tenant illegally

    A landlord has been fined nearly £900 at Hull Magistrates' Court for attempting an illegal eviction. 

    In December 2015, Norman Porter, from Hull, turned off the electricity supply to a rented flat, leaving his tenant without heating, hot water, lighting or cooking facilities for at least two days.

    Porter had pleaded guilty under the Protection from Eviction Act "of committing acts likely to interfere with the peace or comfort of the residential occupier".

    Quote Message: Anybody taking on the role of landlord needs to be fully aware of their responsibilities under the law. There is a legal process that must be followed to evict a tenant rather than the landlord resorting to unacceptable, unlawful behaviour." from Councillor John Black Portfolio holder for housing at Hull City Council
    Councillor John BlackPortfolio holder for housing at Hull City Council
  3. Watch: Hull City boss on contract negotiations

    Matt Dean

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Hull City have activated contract extensions for several players including Robert Snodgrass who's been linked with a move away from the club. 

    Speaking at this morning's press conference ahead of the Boxing Day match against Manchester City, Mike Phelan said he's determined to keep players at the club during the January transfer window.

    Video content

    Video caption: Mike Phelan speaking on contract extensions ahead of Man City Boxing Day match
  4. Listen: 'We'd be wrong if we didn't prepare for the worst' - energy company on Storm Barbara

    Natalie Glanvill

    Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

    With Storm Barbara looming large this afternoon, potentially bringing severe gales and gusts of up to 70mph, Northern Powergrid is preparing for the worst should our region be hit. 

    The company delivers electricity to homes and businesses across the area.

    Geoff Earl, director of safety, health and environment, says their customers should be reassured that they are ready to deal with any problems.

    Video content

    Video caption: Geoff Earl, Director of Safety, says their customers should be reassured
  5. Rough sleepers 'urinated on' by public, survey finds

    Rough sleepers have described being urinated on, having belongings stolen and being sexually assaulted while living on the streets.

    Rough sleeper

    Homeless charity Crisis said of 458 street sleepers it interviewed in England and Wales, 80% had suffered an attack or abuse in 2016.

    More than half said they did not report crimes, as many believed that the police would not be able to help them.  

    Gary, who has slept rough in Yorkshire, told Crisis he feared gangs of youths who would roam the streets in the early hours.

    "Anyone sleeping in the shop door was done. They used to brick them or worse still - a couple of lads that were sleeping on the streets with me got knifed while they were asleep."

  6. Yorkshire and Humber targeted in £60m bid 'to tackle second homes problem'

    Yorkshire and the Humber are to be targeted as part of a new £60m annual fund set up by the government to help areas of England with high levels of second-home ownership to "tackle the problem".

    Builder on roof

    The money, to be shared by 150 councils over five years, will go into providing "affordable" housing for first-time buyers in places where demand is high.

    The money has been raised through increases in stamp duty.

    Housing Minister Gavin Barwell said this would help those who struggle to get permanent accommodation.  

    Yorkshire and the Humber will get £6m, the South East will get £11m, the East of England almost £9m and the North West almost £6m.

  7. Listen: Ice rink row over new Grimsby Town stadium

    BBC Radio Humberside

    An owner of Grimsby Town Football Club says a new ice rink planned for the club's new £55m stadium complex was not designed to replace the old one.

    Property developers Extreme Leisure revealed plans for the new 14,000-seater stadium this morning, and as well as restaurants and shops, it also features an ice rink.

    Two days ago, councillors in North East Lincolnshire voted to shut Grimsby's 40-year-old ice arena, which they claim is operating at a loss, despite strong opposition from local groups.

    Majority shareholder for the football club, John Fenty, says closing the old ice rink to make way for a new one was never the plan:

    Video content

    Video caption: Grimsby Town majority shareholder speaking about new stadium plans
  8. This afternoon's weather forecast

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll become very windy this afternoon with rain spreading and becoming heavy and persistent.

    This will be accompanied by very strong, gusty winds with gales in exposed areas.

    Rain clearing to east by evening with winds becoming less strong.  

    Weather graphic
  9. Your headlines this lunctime

    Sally Fairfax

    BBC Radio Humberside News

    Here are the latest headlines from across the East Yorkshire and Humber area this lunchtime:

  10. East Yorkshire hospital ward wins festive award

    A hospital ward in East Yorkshire is this year's winner of a special accolade for being the most festive this Christmas.

    Exterior of Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham

    Ward 11 at Castle Hill in Cottingham has been given the Dr Hermon Cup, first awarded back in 1938

    The cup was only rediscovered after being found in the archives recently.

  11. Stay connected with Hull City of Culture

    Have you been wondering how you'll stay up-to-date with anything and everything to do with Hull City of Culture in 2017?

    Look no further than the BBC's Hull 2017 page which is now up-and-running, and which will have dedicated coverage throughout the year.

    View more on twitter
  12. Yorkshire MPs widower to record alternative Christmas message

    The widower of murdered Yorkshire MP Jo Cox will deliver this year's alternative Christmas message on Channel 4.  

    Brendan Cox

    Brendan Cox will call for an end to the "rise of hatred" in the broadcast on 25 December.

    He will also pay tribute to his wife and discuss the "awful year for our family" in the pre-recorded message.

    Mr Cox will also tell viewers that now is the "moment to reach out to somebody that might disagree with us".

    Mrs Cox was shot and stabbed to death by Thomas Mair in her Batley and Spen constituency in June.

  13. Listen: Homelessness doubles in North East Lincolnshire

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The number of people who are homeless in North East Lincolnshire has almost doubled this year, according to the official government count.

    The Harbour Place Day Centre in Grimsby assists the homeless and staff there say they've also helped 110 people find accommodation.

    Dave Carlisle, who manages the centre, says without the help from other agencies the figure would be higher:

    Video content

    Video caption: New figures show homelessness has more than doubled in North East Lincolnshire this year
  14. 'We will keep fighting'

    Hull City v Man City (Monday, 17:15 GMT)

    Hull City

    Michael Dawson of Hull City

    Hull City are bottom of the Premier League table at Christmas and face a tough Boxing Day home game with title-chasing Manchester City.

    Skipper Michael Dawson insists his team-mates are not feeling sorry for themselves.

    "We just haven’t had the rub of the green really. Unfortunately football can be cruel like that at times," he says.

    "The Premier League is hard, but we deserve to be here after what we did in the Championship. We will keep on fighting.”

  15. Orange barriers finally disappearing from Hull city centre

    Caroline Brockelbank

    BBC Radio Humberside

    They've been there for months, and to be fair they aren't quite gone yet, but there are definitely fewer of them around:

    View more on twitter
  16. Yorkshire and Humber targeted in £60m bid 'to tackle second homes problem'

    Yorkshire and the Humber are to be targeted as part of a new £60m annual fund set up by the government to help areas of England with high levels of second-home ownership to "tackle the problem".  

    Builder

    The money, to be shared by 150 councils over five years, will go into providing "affordable" housing for first-time buyers in places where demand is high.

    The money has been raised through increases in stamp duty.

    Housing Minister Gavin Barwell said this would help those who struggle to get permanent accommodation.  

    Yorkshire and the Humber will get £6m, the South East will get £11m, the East of England almost £9m and the North West almost £6m.

  17. In pictures: Wispy clouds caught on camera over Keelby

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Thanks to BBC Weather Watcher susieshine for this fantastic wispy cloud picture from Keelby.

    Remember you can get in touch with your weather pictures from acoss East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire emailFacebook or Twitter

    Keelby
  18. £500k worth of drugs found in East Yorkshire prison

    Around half a million pounds' worth of drugs have been found at HMP Humber in just three months.

    HMP Humber sign

    The contraband was found following intelligence-led searches since October, according to the Ministry of Justice.

    The availability of drugs within the prison was said to be far too high in a report into the jail published last year.