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  1. Updates on Friday 3 March 2017
  2. Police say they are responding to a number of aggravated vehicle thefts in Hull and Hedon
  3. Eye witnesses say they saw a gun at the attempted carjacking in Hedon
  4. Binmen used their lorry to block car's escape
  5. Road closures are in place

Live Reporting

By Clare Crooks

All times stated are UK

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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!

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:

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. 

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

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."


Stunning 3D artwork at The Deep

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.

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.

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.”

Councillor Symon Fraser East Riding of Yorkshire Council

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.

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."

Mick CashGeneral Secretary RMT

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 .

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."

SpokepersonRoyal Mail

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...... 

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.

A dance tour of Hull

Clare Crooks

BBC Local Live, Hull

A tour of Hull given through the medium of dance - how every city tour should be!

It's worth watching the full film .

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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.

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.”

Waldemar JanuszczakArt Critic

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:

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

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.  

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.

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:

Well done to the brave council workers."

Malcolm A JohnsonFacebook

Those bin lads sound like heroes, pinning the guy to the floor is brave. I hope they get recognition."

Hornsea Private HireTwitter

Well done to all concerned. We should all stand together against thugs like this."

Beverley ClewlowFacebook

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:

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

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:

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:

Watch: Carjacker 'couldn't drive an automatic'

BBC Radio Humberside

Barry Storey was driving through Hedon this morning when a man who is thought to have been armed tried to steal his car before being wrestled to the ground by heroic passers-by and an East Riding bin collection team.

The carjacker failed to get away because the car was an automatic which he didn't know how to drive.

Another crime scene

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

No crash here but police are directing traffic around a stolen Royal Mail Van at the junction of Hawthorn Avenue and Hessle Road.

Officers are dealing with a number of "aggravated vehicle thefts" in the area this morning.

Royal Mail van

Second police incident ongoing in Hessle

Clare Crooks

BBC Local Live, Hull

We understand there has been another similar incident to this carjacking in Hedon  this morning.

Car involved in Hedon incident

We understand a highjacked vehicle may have crashed in Hessle.

Police say enquiries are ongoing. We'll bring more information as we get it.

Watch: Victim describes being carjacked

Katy Austin

BBC Look North

A bin lorry prevented a carjacking attempt in Hedon this morning. 

Witnesses report a man with a gun threatening car drivers and this man was forced out of his car:

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Watch: Bin men saved the day

BBC Radio Humberside

We're at the scene of a carjacking in Hedon where witnesses tell us bin men prevented the armed theft of this car.

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Message in a bottle

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

A time capsule from the Victorian era has been discovered in this house in Brigg.

House in Brigg

Here's what was inside the old bottle:

Old papers and letters

Watch: Ongoing police incident

BBC Radio Humberside

Police incidents in Hull and Hedon this morning means there are a number of road closures.

If anyone has any information that may be linked they are being urged to call 101.

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Watch: Special culture highlights programme

BBC Radio Humberside

A new series of programmes about Hull's City of Culture year is starting this evening on national telly. 

The first show will feature some of the biggest culture events so far and will be on the BBC News Channel at 20:30.

It'll also be shown over the weekend.

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BreakingBreaking news: Carjacking

Clare Crooks

BBC Local Live, Hull

Humberside Police says they are responding to a number of aggravated vehicle thefts in the Hull and Hedon area.

Here's the scene of a police incident in Hedon - it appears to involve a bin lorry and a couple of cars.

Scene in Hedon

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

Your headlines this morning

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

The top stories from across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire this morning include:

  • A woman from Hull could be one of the first people to have brain surgery using a robot
  • A new series of TV programmes about Hull's City of Culture year is starting this evening
  • Builders renovating a cottage in Brigg found a bottle containing a letter and newspaper dating back to 1900

Watch: Looks like a chilly start with rain later

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's Sarah Thornton with today's forecast:

BreakingPolice incident in Hedon

BBC Radio Humberside

We're getting reports of an incident in Hedon at the junction with Baxter Gate and Fletcher Gate.

The area has been cordoned off with blue police tape and several police cars are at the scene.

We're told it involves a in lorry and a car.

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Clare Crooks

BBC Local Live, Hull

Welcome to today's live coverage across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire on Friday 3 March.

Clare here again, ready to bring you the latest news, travel, weather and sport from across the area throughout the day.

BBC Weather Watcher Mitch

We're always fishing for more pictures and stories so if you've got something that might get us hooked, throw us a line! You can get in touch via  emailFacebook  or  Twitter

ROSA in action

An appeal has been launched to keep the robotic aid at Sheffield's Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

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Van moving through flood water

North East Lincolnshire Council agrees to install new lock gates at the port and raise flood defences.

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Jason Gillespie

Former Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie is in talks over becoming interim assistant coach of Division Two side Kent.

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Five things we've learned today

Clare Crooks

BBC Local Live, Hull

That's it from me for today but we'll be back tomorrow from 08:00.

Your latest news and travel information will continue to update here throughout the night.

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

  1. Humberside Police requiring improvement
  2. Nothing will compensate operation failure
  3. Cherry Burton are World Book Day  winners
  4. Port to be protected from flooding
  5. Home-grown talent's homecoming gig  - here he is rehearsing!
Calum Scott rehearsing
Calum Scott

If you're one of the 1,700 people going to see Calum Scott at the sell-out gig at Hull City Hall have a great evening!

Strike a pose for World Book Day

I wish we had room for all your fantastic pictures of World Book Day. 

Here's a small selection of some characters that appeared:

School pupils dressed as book characters

Grimsby Institute cuts: College releases statement

BBC Radio Humberside

Budget cuts at Grimsby Institute means vulnerable students will suffer according to the University and College Union.

This afternoon the college issued this statement:

As a result of ongoing improvements, our Learner Services department have undergone a restructure to reflect the changing needs of our learners. We have carefully planned for these changes, and we aim for this to have no impact on our learners. We can reassure everyone that our learners remain at the forefront of everything we do."

StatementGrimsby Institute

Major flood defence works at Port of Immingham approved

Clare Crooks

BBC Local Live, Hull

Millions is to be invested in improved flood defences at the Port of Immingham, with North East Lincolnshire Council overseeing the work. 

The Environment Agency is spending £4.5m on new lock gates and flood defences after the floods in 2013 which left damage and losses in excess of a £115m.

Immingham docks
North East Lincolnshire Council

The Port of Immingham is a vital part of the UK’s economic infrastructure and supports more than 25% of the UK’s electricity generation and more than 27% of its oil refinery capacity via the nearby Total and Phillips 66 plants. This work, once completed, will significantly reduce the risk of flooding to the port estate, and as such, it’s absolutely vital that we support work to make this happen.”

Cllr Dave Watson North East Lincolnshire Council

All things Brid and beautiful

BBC Weather Watchers

It's been looking looking nice and sunny in Bridlington today!