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Summary

  1. Humberside Fire and Rescue say they are better equipped to deal with flooding a decade after heavy rainfall
  2. Yorkshire farmers are urging the government to reject calls for a ban on widely-used weed killer
  3. Tickets for two shows in Hull as part of City of Culture have gone on sale this morning
  4. Updates on Friday 23 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Louise Wheeler

All times stated are UK

  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Local Live

    Local Live has finished for today.

    We're back on Monday from 08:00 with more news from around the area. Join us then.

    Before we go here's five things we learnt today:

    Kingfisher
  2. Invented in the North on TV tonight

    BBC One viewers in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire tonight will be able to learn more about our area's links to aviation.

    The One Show's Marty Jopson will visit BAE in Brough to hear about the origins of the famous Blackburn planes.

    Invented in the North is on BBC One in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire at 19:30 this evening.

    Marty Jopson
  3. Emergency exercise to be held at Hull hospital

    Vicky Johnson

    BBC Look North

    If you're near Hull Royal Infirmary (HRI) this weekend you're being reminded there might be some unusual activity as staff at the hospital take part in a training exercise in which a major incident is to be recreated.

    Tomorrow's Operation Orange Falcon has been in the planning since late 2016 and will involve the police, the fire service, ambulance and Humber NHS Foundation Trust staff.

    Students from Bishop Burton will play the parts of casualties.

    It's to test the response within the hospital, and to test communication between agencies.

    Staff say they have worked hard to ensure it doesn't interrupt the normal A& E work or work in the rest of the hospital

    Hull Royal Infirmary
  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A165 East Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A165 East Yorkshire both ways severe accident, at B1249 Skipsea Road.

    A165 East Yorkshire - A165 Bridlington Road in Beeford blocked and very slow traffic in both directions at the B1249 Skipsea Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  5. Watch: Friday's weather

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    What's in store tonight?

    Take a look at my forecast:

    Video content

    Video caption: Cloudy with some rain possible
  6. Watch: Is our fire service better equipped to deal with flooding?

    Phillip Norton

    BBC News

    Humberside fire and Rescue says it's much better equipped to deal with floods on the scale that were seen in 2007.

    More than 9000 homes and businesses- and 95 out of 98 schools - were flooded in Hull.

    Firefighters were making rescues in soaking wet clothes and using childrens dinghys.

    Now the service says the lessons learnt will pay off.

    Video content

    Video caption: Firefighters are more equipped
  7. Watch: Warning issued after man risks life on crossing

    British Transport Police and Network Rail are issuing a stern warning after a man forced a train to apply its emergency breaks at a level crossing in Hull.

    The incident happened at approximately 08:00 on Saturday 3 June on the Walton Street level crossing in Kingston Upon Hull.

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    Quote Message: The behaviour of this man is utterly shocking. Not only did this man think it was a clever idea to jump over the barrier, but he then arrogantly stood in the path of the approaching train, stepping away at the last possible second. from PC Richard Soare British Transport Police
    PC Richard SoareBritish Transport Police
  8. Hull boss's Wakefield warning to players

    Matt Dean

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Hull FC coach Lee Radford (pictured) is warning his players to expect tonight's game against Wakefield to be as hard as any they've faced.

    They are just a point and a place behind the Black and Whites in Super League, with former Hull Kingston Rovers coach Chris Chester having turned them from a side fighting relegation to one with top four ambitions.

    Lee Radford
  9. More sign petition to protect BHS mural in Hull

    Almost 3,000 people have put their name to a petition calling for a Hull mural to be saved.

    Campaigners want the Three Ships on the side of the now empty BHS building to get listed status - even though the Department for Culture declared last year that it wasn't good enough.

    Kevin McCloud - who presents the architectural show Grand Designs - has backed the petition.

    BHS Mural
  10. Picture: Sound check for Primal Scream gig

    Anne-Marie Tasker

    BBC Look North

    They are currently doing a sound check ahead of tonight's Primal Scream gig in Hull.

    Tomorrow the Flaming Lips will be in the city.

    It's all part of the UK City of Culture celebrations.

    Sound check
  11. Bank closed in Beverley after fire alert

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The Yorkshire Bank branch is currently shut in Beverley due to fire at Delaney's spa above. Fire engines on scene.

    Two fire engines called to the scene.

    The fire was reported on top floor

    Fire
  12. Your headlines this afternoon

    Richard Madden

    BBC Radio Humberside

    • An IPCC investigation into how Humberside Police handled a domestic abuse call in 2016 has called for a review of how call-handling staff are trained
    • Humberside Fire and Rescue says it is much better equipped to deal with floods on the scale that were seen in 2007
    • In cricket, Yorkshire sign Australia international batsman Shaun Marsh
  13. Call for northern funding

    Leadership is needed to make sure the north of England's voice is heard in the Brexit negotiations and that "an appropriate proportion of funding repatriated from Brussels is invested in the region", according to a new report on the Northern Powerhouse.

    The wide-ranging report makes a number of recommendations it says are needed to drive investment in the region.

    Motorway sign of the North

    The report - "Prospects for the Northern Powerhouse - Towards An Industrial Strategy" - recommends the establishment of a Northern Powerhouse Digital Task Force to prioritise mobile and transport connectivity, including 5G, and calls for incentives for FTSE 500 companies to relocate their head offices in the north.

  14. Cladding tests under way in Hull following London flat fire

    Jo Makel

    BBC Look North

    Hull City Council will be testing cladding from a number of high rise buildings in the city following the Grenfell Tower block fire (pictured) in London.

    The council says it's a precautionary measure and that material used here is perfectly safe.

    Tests will also be undertaken at the city's newest arts centre - The Venue - which is currently under construction.

    It's been confirmed 79 people died after a fire started in a fridge freezer in the block of flats in North Kensington.

    The cladding on Grenfell failed safety tests.

    Grenfell Tower
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    Video caption: Humberside Fire Service says it is now equipped to deal with major flooding incidents.
  16. British Steel fire crews raise money for Grenfell Tower victims

    Fire crews at British Steel in Scunthorpe will climb flights of stairs equivalent to the height of Grenfell Tower today, in full breathing equipment.

    It's to raise money and spread awareness of what the London crews will have had to deal with during the fire at the block of flats last week.

    John Armson from the firm that provides fire crews for the steel plant, says the fire fighters are determined to send out a positive message.

    Grenfell Tower
  17. Second phase of £56m link road begins

    Work starts today on phase two of the Great Yorkshire Way.

    That's the link road connecting the M18 to Robin Hood Airport.

    The first section of a £56m dual carriageway linking the M18 with Robin Hood Airport officially opened last year.

    On Tuesday the airport was named "the fastest growing airport in the country" with more than one million passengers.

    Map
  18. Coastguard teams warn parents to keep closer eye on children

    Richard Madden

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Parents are being warned to keep a close eye on their children on beaches across our area this weekend.

    The UK Coastguard says 68 children were reported missing on beaches across the country last Saturday and Sunday.

    All the children were found safely but many UK Coastguards Rescue Teams have increased their regular patrols in case of further emergencies.

    Coastguard
  19. Watch: The Gold Nose of Green Ginger

    Kofi Smiles

    BBC Face of Hull 2017

    Who 'nose' what's inside this mysterious shop in Bransholme?

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    Video caption: Who 'nose' what's inside this mysterious shop in Bransholme?