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By Suzy Lawson

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  1. Five things we've learned today

    Suzy Lawson

    BBC Local Live

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

    Before I go, let's have a look at five things we've discovered during the day.

  2. Weather: Rain on the way tonight

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Cloud will build this evening following this afternoon's sunshine.

    We're likely to see some outbreaks of rain later on:

    Weather chart
  3. New Children's Laureate worried about equality in books

    Boys don't like reading books with girls as the main characters - and that "makes it harder for girls to be equal", says Lauren Child, named in Hull today as the new Children's Laureate.

    Lauren Child

    Child, who wrote the Charlie and Lola and Clarice Bean series, was speaking after her appointment at a special ceremony in Hull City Hall.

    She is the tenth person to be the official champion of children's books and takes over from Chris Riddell.

    While girls are happier to read about boys, she is worried about why most boys are more reluctant to read books or watch films about girls.

    "I don't know if it's just in our culture, or whether it's a boy thing, that they find it very hard to pick up a book or go to a film if a girl is the central character," she told BBC News.

  4. Watch: Man hit by car at petrol station

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    This is the moment a car hit a man on a petrol station forecourt in Hull.

    Warning: Some viewers may find the footage upsetting:

    Video content

    Video caption: A man knocked over by a driver at a garage says he is "upset" that the man was not jailed.

    Jamie Topliss- Yates was walking across the forecourt of the garage when he was hit by a car driven at speed by 21-year-old Zaid Bhamji.

    Bhamji received a six-month suspended prison sentence after admitting dangerous driving.

    Mr Topliss-Yates received a broken pelvis in the incident and is awaiting a brain scan to see if there is any long-term neurological damage.

    He says he wants the footage to be shown to make people think about their driving.

  5. Watch: Former Yorkshire soldier urges people to vote

    This is Simon Brown.

    He's a soldier from Yorkshire was shot in the head and lost his sight in 2006 during a rescue mission in Basra.

    He says that his injuries and his experiences in war-torn countries, "where people don't have a voice", make it even more important for people to vote on Thursday.

    If you're undecided whether you're going to go to a polling both tomorrow, watch this:

    Video content

    Video caption: Iraq veteran Simon Brown on why voting matters so much to him.
  6. Housing charity 'to invest £6m a year' in North East Lincolnshire homes

    A housing charity in North East Lincolnshire says it's going to invest £6m a year into improving its properties over the next 10 years.


    Shoreline Housing Partnership has pledged to install new kitchens, bathrooms, roofs, windows and doors as well as heating and electrical systems.

    More than 2,700 homes will be improved, the charity says.

    Last week,it announced it was shutting three sheltered accomodation sites for elderly and disabled people.

  7. Hotels targeted in police crackdown on child sex abuse

    Undercover police officers have been targeting hotels in the Yorkshire and Humber region as part of a crackdown on child sexual exploitation.

    Police jacket

    Officers in plain clothing accompanied by a child visited a number of hotels across the region, including in Hull and Scunthorpe, to see if staff would ask for identification when they tried to book a double room.

    Staff at hotels and other licensed premises have been offered training in how to recognise signs of abuse.

    The police say there were 63 cases where children were sexually abused in hotels or bed and breakfasts in the Yorkshire and Humber region in 2015 and 2016.

    Det Supt Simon Beldon says: "I am pleased that the vast majority of establishments passed the test, although slightly disappointed that most only turned the officer and child away rather than actually report them to us. Only three establishments - including one in Scunthorpe - did do that."

  8. Your headlines this afternoon

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside News

    The headlines for East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire this afternoon include:

  9. Child seriously injured in Grimsby crash

    A woman and two children have been injured, one seriously, in a crash involving a car and a lorry in Grimsby.

    King Edward Street, Grimsby

    It happened on King Edward Street at about 15:45 on Tuesday and involved a white Volvo lorry and a black Renault Clio.

    One of the children was taken to Sheffield Children's Hospital with what police are describing as "potentially life-threatening" head injuries.

    Anyone who witnessed the incident is being asked to contact police.

  10. Lauren Child named Children's Laureate in Hull City Hall ceremony

    Anne-Marie Tasker

    BBC Look North

    Here's Lauren Child being awarded her Children's Laureate medal in Hull earlier.

    The Charlie and Lola creator was given the title by the former Laureate Chris Riddell:

    Lauren Child gets award

    The children in the audience weren't left out either.

    Here they are with their own "medals" made out of biscuit!:

    Children with biscuit medals
  11. Protected birds hatch at East Yorkshire nature reserve

    A former sand and gravel quarry close to the village of North Cave has become an important sanctuary for one of Yorkshire's largest inland colonies of avocets.


    They were once highly threatened and they remain among the most heavily protected bird species in the UK.

    Over recent weeks, 23 avocet chicks, similar to the one pictured above, have hatched within Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s North Cave Wetlands Nature Reserve.

  12. Watch: Robotic legs help East Yorkshire man walk again

    Jo Makel

    BBC Look North

    Jason Liversidge takes his first steps in more than a year, with the help of robotic legs:

    Video content

    Video caption: Jason Liversidge from East Yorkshire walks again thanks to robotic suit
  13. Weather: Sunny spells

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It's been a windy morning, but it should ease through this afternoon.

    We'll see some bright and sunny spells, but there is more rain on the way later tonight.

    Weather chart
  14. BreakingCharlie and Lola author named Children's Laureate in Hull

    Anne-Marie Tasker

    BBC Look North

    The author and illustrator Lauren Child has been named the new Children's Laureate at a ceremony in Hull.

    Lauren Child

    Best known for her Charlie and Lola books, she takes over from the current Laureate Chris Riddell.

    The title is awarded every two years to an author or illustrator of children's books to celebrate outstanding achievement.

    Charlie and Lola
  15. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside News

    The headlines for East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire so far today include:

  16. Go-ahead sought over Hull traffic light plans

    Plans to upgrade Hull's traffic light system to a more modern version are to be discussed by the city council later this month.

    Traffic Light

    If given the go-ahead, new digital lights will be installed which would be able to manage traffic flow and adjust the signals according to current traffic conditions in a bid to reduce congestion, unlike the analogue lights currently in place.

    Hull City Council will need to install new lights over the next two years because the old analogue technology is being phased out nationally and will no longer be available after December 2018.

    A report about the lights will be discussed at a council meeting on Wednesday 14 June.

  17. Hull tip opening times cut

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Hull's tips will be shut every Wednesday and Thursday from today, amid concerns from some local residents it could lead to more fly-tipping in the city.

    Tip in Hull

    The city council says closing the household recycling sites at Sutton Fields, Burma Drive and Wiltshire Road will save £100,000 a year.

  18. Children's Laureate to be announced in Hull

    Suzy Lawson

    Broadcast Journalist

    The tenth Children's Laureate will be announced at Hull City Hall later today.

    Children reading

    The recipient of the honour will take over from the current Laureate Chris Riddell.

    The role is awarded every two years to an author or illustrator of children's books to celebrate outstanding achievement in their field.

    Previous winners include Quentin Blake, Jacqueline Wilson and Malorie Blackman.