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Summary

  1. Updates on Friday 17 March 2017

Live Reporting

By Folarin Sagaya

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we learned today

    Folarin Sagaya

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    That's all from me today, but we're back on Monday morning from 08:00.  

    Your news, sport and weather updates will continue throughout the weekend.

    Before I go, let's have a look at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning:

  2. Watch: This evening's weather forecast

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Cloudy and mild but largely dry with just one or two outbreaks of rain. 

    Strong winds easing later. Lows of 8C (46F).

    Here's my forecast:

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    Video caption: Weather forecast with Abbie Dewhurst
  3. Roadworks at East Ravendale on Monday

    Folarin Sagaya

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    The council is resurfacing the B1203 between the A18 Ashby Hill roundabout and the turn-off for Wold Newton at East Ravendale from Monday.

    Map of roadworks area in North East Lincolnshire

    Other works taking place include the renewal of damaged kerbs, road markings and studs and will take place under full night time road closures between 19:00 and 06:00.   

    North East Lincolnshire Council expects works to be completed by Tuesday 4 April 2017. 

    It says advanced notification signs will be displayed to advise residents and motorists of the road closure and local diversions.. 

  4. Listen: Mayor wades into row over Hornsea MIU

    David Burns

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The Mayor of Hornsea Lee Walton says he's worried that the planned closure of the Minor Injuries Unit will put the future of the whole hospital in doubt.

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    Video caption: Town's mayor says it puts whole hospital at risk
  5. Watch: Retiring lollipop lady talking about the people she'll miss

    It's a story we've been following all day.

    Margaret Cattle, a Cottingham lollipop lady, is hanging up her stick after 40 years on the job.

    James Piekos from Radio Humberside caught up with her in the video below:

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  6. Watch: Humberside force commended over reform of women offenders

    The Humberside Police force is being held up as an example of how to reform and help women offenders. 

    The force is among several in Yorkshire seeing a decline in arrest rates for women over a 12-month period, according to new figures from the Prison Reform Trust .

    However, Lincolnshire Police is one of the forces seeing an increase during that same year.

    Dr Tom Guiney, from the Prison Reform Trust, has commended Humberside's efforts:

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    Video caption: Prison Reforms Trust commends the force's efforts
  7. Listen: Lollipop lady Margaret on how she got the job 40 years ago

    Today's the last day on the job for an East Riding lollipop lady who's been helping children cross the road for 40 years.

    Margaret Cattle works on the crossing of Southwood Road in Cottingham.

    Here she explains how she got started all those years ago:

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    Video caption: Margaret Cattle speaks about how she got in the job
  8. Listen: Countdown to urgent care services decision

    As we've been reporting today, a final decision on the future of urgent care services in the East Riding is due to be taken next week.

    A report recommends there should be three Urgent Care Centres based in Beverley, Bridlington and Goole hospitals, with three additional  appointment-only centres in Hessle, Withernsea and Driffield which will be open from 08:00 until 20:00.

    Dr Gina Palumbo, chair of the East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group, has told the BBC that Hornsea isn't thought to need an Urgent Care Centre:

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    Video caption: Chair of East Riding CCG explains why

    Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart revealed he is against the decision and has backed taking up the issue with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

  9. Funeral of Yorkshire cricketer

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    The funeral of the Yorkshire Cricket player and president John Hampshire has been held.

    John Hampshire

    He was part of the White Rose side that won three successive County Championships between 1966 and 1968 and skippered the team in 1979 and 1980.    

    John Hampshire was also an international umpire and scored 21,979 runs for the Headingley-based club.

    He died at the beginning of the month aged 76, following a long illness.

  10. Your headlines this afternoon

    Caroline Brockelbank

    BBC Radio Humberside News

    Here are the latest headlines from across East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire so far today:

  11. Watch: Hull school children's 'wheely' fast racing car

    A racing car which has been built by school children and which can hit 15mph goes on display in Hull this weekend. 

    Pupils from Eastfield Primary on Anlaby Road are taking part in Project Blyth, which will see more than 50 schools and colleges across the region race their vehicles in Hull this summer. 

    They've been explaining more about their car which will be on show at Princes Quay from Saturday:

    View more on twitter
  12. Cleethorpes housing estate plans rejected

    Plans for a new housing estate in Cleethorpes have been turned down by North East Lincolnshire planners.

    Residents in Old Clee have been fighting the plans for 30 new houses for more than two years, and a second planning application has now been rejected.

    Chairman of the residents action group and North East Lincolnshire councillor Matthew Patrick has welcomed the news:

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    Video caption: Chairman of the residents action group Matthew Patrick welcomed the news
  13. Grimsby kids get free cereal thanks to charity and football club

    Thousands of boxes of cereal have been handed out to schools and charities in North East Lincolnshire. 

    The His Church charity has teamed up with Grimsby Town football club in a bid to to try and get children to eat more healthily and also take part in sport. 

    Richard Humphrey, from the His Church charity says he hopes it will "inspire" children in our region:

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    Video caption: His Church Charity Richard Humphrey speaks to Radio Humberside
  14. Hull animal centre gets spring clean

    The Animal Education Centre in Hull's East Park will close from Monday 19 March for essential maintenance work.

    East Park, Hull

    The work will take three weeks and will include a repaint of the centre, spring clean and repairs, according to Hull City Council.

    It's expected to be open in time for the Easter Holidays.

    The park's other facilities like the outdoor gym, fishing lake and bowling green are not affected. 

  15. This afternoon's weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Outbreaks of rain will spread down from the north west along with strong winds. 

    Rain will be heaviest and most persistent over higher ground in the west of the region with drier spells elsewhere. Highs of 10C (50F).

    Friday afternoon's weather graph
  16. Lollipop lady hangs up her sign after 40 years

    James Piekos

    Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

    An East Riding lollipop lady will today help children in Cottingham cross the road for the final time after 40 years' service.

    Margaret Cattle

    Margaret Cattle works on the Southwood Road crossing in the village and is thought to be the longest serving lollipop lady in the area.

  17. Listen: Minor Injuries Unit campaigners pledge 'fight isn't over'

    Campaigners battling to keep Hornsea's Minor Injuries Unit say they'll take their fight to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after a report recommended its closure. 

    A final decision will be made on East Yorkshire's NHS facilities next week, but it's proposed that Hornsea's unit will shut. 

    Instead, there'll be Major Urgent Care Centres at Beverley, Bridlington and Goole

    There will be facilities at Withernsea, Hessle and Driffield, but they'll be appointment-only with extended opening hours. 

    Campaigner June Barton has been fighting to keep the Hornsea centre open:

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    Video caption: Campaigner June Barton says the fight is not over
  18. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A63 East Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A63 East Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between Ferriby High Road and Melton Old Road.

    A63 East Yorkshire - A63 in Humber Bridge closed in both directions between the Ferriby High Road junction and the Melton Old Road junction, because of a police incident. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  19. Listen: Three-weekly bin collection plan for North East Lincolnshire

    BBC Radio Humberside

    If you live in Grimsby, Cleethorpes or the surrounding area, you could face three-weekly bin collections under new proposals by North East Lincolnshire Council. 

    The option to empty the green bins once every three weeks is one of nine being looked at next week.

    BBC Radio Humberside has been asking local residents in Grimsby what they think:

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    Video caption: Grimsby residents react to the news