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Clare Crooks

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  1. Five things we've learned today

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Local Live, Hull

    Where did the week go? That's all from us for now but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday.

    Before I go here's five things we didn't know when we got up this morning:

    1. Bin men can be heroes too
    2. Car thieves aren't automatic
    3. Robots offer new surgery hope
    4. Messages in bottles  don't have to be sent by sea
    5. Take a dance tour of Hull
    Dancing in Hull

    Don't forget you can still get in touch with us over the weekend via the usual  emailFacebook  or  Twitter .

    Get your dancing shoes on and have a great weekend!

  2. Hailed as heroes

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Local Live, Hull

    Big shout out to an elderly lady, a care worker and a bin lorry crew today who have been praised as heroes for taking on an armed carjacker and forcing him to the ground.

    Twelve hours after the incident police are still to reveal details of the incident , but have said a number of attempted car-jackings happened across the Hull area.

    Here Katy Austin reports from the scene of the Hedon incident:

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    Video caption: Katy Austin reports from the scene in Hedon

    Humberside Police says it's also investigating the theft of a Post Office van which was found outside a pub on Hessle Road this morning.

    The Royal Mail have said their worker was unharmed and there was no mail in the vehicle at the time. 

  3. Strike cancelled posters mistake say Northern

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Local Live, Hull

    Northern rail has rejected claims it deliberately posted notices claiming strike action planned by RMT union members had been cancelled.

    Train on tracks
    Quote Message: The poster is part of a customer communications pack sent to our stations. These always cover every eventuality…. as this allows us to get information out as quickly as possible to customers. Unfortunately one of our stations displayed the wrong poster which was quickly removed." from Spokesperson Northern
  4. Stunning 3D artwork at The Deep

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    Video caption: Nick Oneill uses a mixture of acrylic paint, resin and metal leaf to create stunning work.

    Nick Oneill uses a mixture of acrylic paint, resin and metal leaf to create these stunning pieces. The exhibition is included in the entry fee for The Deep.

  5. Carjacking: Councillor praises bin men heroics

    It was not your average waste collection day for three bin men in Hedon this morning. 

    Richard Gaukroger (pictured), Ben Crawford and Steve Thirsk played their part in preventing a carjacking .

    East Riding of Yorkshire Council have praised their heroic actions which involved using the bin lorry to block any escape route and helping to tackle an allegedly armed man to the ground.

    Richard Gaukroger

    This is the second time Richard Gaukroger has been praised for his actions in the community after he and two other colleagues went to the aid of an elderly man who fell at his home in Bilton in April 2015.

    Quote Message: I’m extremely proud of the actions of these three bin men who went above and beyond the call of duty to help in a potentially dangerous situation, along with other people at the scene. This is a shining example of how our dedicated workforce will go that extra mile to help residents and the community. On behalf of the council I’d like to thank Richard, Ben and Steve for what they did, and also thank the other residents in Hedon for their bravery during the incident.” from Councillor Symon Fraser East Riding of Yorkshire Council
    Councillor Symon Fraser East Riding of Yorkshire Council
  6. RMT says Arriva Rail North are playing 'dirty tricks'

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Local Live, Hull

    The rail union RMT says Arriva Rail North are circulating these fake posters claiming strike action has been cancelled:


    Staff from Northern Rail, which runs services from Hull to Doncaster and Bridlington, are due to stage a one-day strike on Monday 13 March over the role of train guards.

    Quote Message: Instead of pulling pathetic stunts like this the company should be round the table with the union negotiating a solution that gives the public the guard guarantee they want and which allows us to move on knowing that safety comes before profits." from Mick Cash General Secretary RMT
    Mick CashGeneral Secretary RMT
  7. Post van confirmed in carjacking

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Local Live, Hull

    Royal Mail has confirmed that one of their vans was involved in another carjacking this morning .

    This was the scene outside a pub on Hessle Road in Hull.

    Royal Mail van

    It is still unclear whether this is linked to the carjacking in Hedon .

    Quote Message: We can confirm that a Royal Mail van was involved in an aggravated vehicle theft this morning in Hull. Fortunately the postman was unharmed, although extremely shaken. There was no mail in the vehicle at the time. We are working with the police on this matter." from Spokeperson Royal Mail
    SpokepersonRoyal Mail
  8. Carlos Tuimavave of Hull FC

    Listen to live BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and BBC Local radio commentary from the Super League as Hull FC face St Helens, Leeds v Catalans & Leigh host Huddersfield.

    Catch up
  9. Magic moments from FA People's Cup


    Cheeky chips, celebrations and managerial sackings - watch 10 magic moments from the first round of the FA People's Cup...... 

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    Video caption: More than 6,000 teams signed up for the 2017 FA People's Cup, which has 16 separate categories

    You'll be able to watch a highlights programme from the first round of the nationwide five-a-side competition on the iPlayer from 06:00 GMT Saturday, 4 March and on the red button from 14:10 GMT on Saturday and throughout the weekend.

  10. Top art critic adopts Ferens painting

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Local Live, Hull

    This painting is "Portrait of a Unknown Musician" (c.1644) by William Dobson which hangs in Hull's Ferens Art Gallery.

    Portrait of a Unknown Musician by William Dobson

    It will now undergo conservation treatment and cleaning thanks to one of Britain’s top art critics, Waldemar Januszczak.

    The Sunday Times art critic adopted the painting through the Friends of Ferens adopt a painting scheme and his donation will help preserve the piece by one of his favourite artists.

    Quote Message: William Dobson was the first truly significant British painter. The Ferens Art Gallery is immensely fortunate to have his intriguing portrait of William Lawes in its collection. And I am immensely fortunate to be able to help, in a tiny way, with its restoration. Can't wait to see the results.” from Waldemar Januszczak Art Critic
    Waldemar JanuszczakArt Critic
  11. Listen: Endless sky and a life of peace and quiet

    David Reeves

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Neighbours Sam and Lauretta on Humberston Fitties reveal why they call this unique coastal location home:

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    Video caption: Neighbours on Humberston Fitties reveal why they call this unique coastal location home

    This conversation was recorded for the Listening Project in Sam's home just seconds from the beach.

  12. Pedestrian in hospital after being hit by van in Cleethorpes

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Local Live, Hull

    A pedestrian has been taken to hospital after being hit by a car in Cleethorpes.

    Police were called to the accident involving a woman and a red Toyota Yaris on St Peter's Avenue at 11:30 this morning.

    St Peter's Avenue

    The woman is not thought to have life-threatening injuries. The driver of the car was also taken to hospital as a precaution.  

  13. Seizure sufferer offered hope by robot

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Local Live, Hull

    This is Leanne Hall from Hull. 

    She has suffered from seizures since she was a child but is hoping to be one of the first people to have pioneering brain surgery carried out by a robot in Sheffield soon.

    Leanne Hall

    The Royal Hallamshire is the first NHS hospital in the country to get the machine, which allows surgeons to reach parts of the brain they previously weren't able to.

  14. Binmen praised for wrestling with carjacking gunman

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Local Live, Hull

    The actions of quick-thinking passers-by who tackled a carjacker are being praised by many people this morning.

    It happened at the corner of Baxter Gate and Fletcher Gate where Barry Storey said he was approached by a man waving a gun and screaming "get out of the car".

    Police incident in Hedon, East Yorkshire

    Many of you think those involved are heroes - here are just a few of your comments:

    Quote Message: Well done to the brave council workers." from Malcolm A Johnson Facebook
    Malcolm A JohnsonFacebook
    Quote Message: Those bin lads sound like heroes, pinning the guy to the floor is brave. I hope they get recognition." from Hornsea Private Hire Twitter
    Hornsea Private HireTwitter
    Quote Message: Well done to all concerned. We should all stand together against thugs like this." from Beverley Clewlow Facebook
    Beverley ClewlowFacebook
  15. Watch: Second police incident

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Our reporter James Piekos has been to the location of another police incident this morning.

    This time he is in the Hessle Road area of Hull where witnesses suggest another armed carjacking took place:

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    Video caption: James Piekos reports from the scene of another police incident

    Police have not said if they believe this incident is linked to the earlier carjacking in Hedon .

  16. Watch: At the scene of attempted carjacking in Hedon

    James Piekos

    Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

    I visited the scene of the attempted carjacking in Hedon earlier. Here's what I found:

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    Video caption: Witnesses reported a man with a gun threatening car drivers
  17. Listen: Bin man describes carjacking as it happened

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Local Live, Hull

    The bin man who drove his lorry at the car to stop hijacking in Hedon this morning.

    Richard has been telling us what he saw:

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    Video caption: Richard has been telling us what he saw during the incident in Hedon