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By Caroline Brockelbank

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Goodbye: Five things we've learned today

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Local Live

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

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

And thanks as always to our BBC Weather Watchers for their pictures. This one was taken in Messingham this morning:

Lake and sunrise in Messingham
Rob Hinch / Weather Watchers

Man robbed by group with craft knife in Bridlington

A 32-year-old man in Bridlington has been robbed by four men on bikes with a craft knife.

The victim was walking down an alleyway when the four men threatened him with a craft knife before stealing a £20 note and cycling away.

The incident happened on Tuesday around 13:45 in an alleyway between Holyrood Avenue and Haslemere Avenue in Bridlington.

The victim suffered minor injuries and police are appealing for witnesses.

Have you seen missing Howden man Craig Farrow?

Police are appealing for help to find missing 36-year-old Howden man Craig Farrow who went missing from his home a week ago.

Police are concerned because Craig has some health conditions which require treatment and he hasn't been in touch with his family.

Craig Farrow
Humberside Police

Watch: Demolition of Hull's Osborne Street car park

The car park is being demolished as part of the Hull Venue project:

Watch: Look North headlines

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's Peter Levy with the headlines from Look North tonight:

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Sport: St Helens v Hull FC in Super League

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull FC could be second in Super League after tonight's clash at St Helens - if they win the game.

The club lost a tight match at leaders Castleford last week and have named the same squad.

Coach Lee Radford

Coach Lee Radford (pictured) thinks St Helens have improved under new coach Justin Holbrook.

Radio Humberside will have commentary on all frequencies, online and Freeview channel 721 with the build up starting in Sportstalk at 18:00.

Court of Appeal dismisses challenge by Beverley's Lakeminster Park residents

Court of Appeal judges have dismissed the latest challenge from residents over the status of a holiday home park near Beverley in East Yorkshire (pictured).

Lakeminster Park

Lakeminster Park's chalet owners are being evicted from the site by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

This latest case had hoped to overturn the findings of a planning inquiry three years ago, which said that the properties were built there without permission.

Northern rail strike over next three days

The rail union RMT is planning three days of strike action on Arriva Rail North starting tomorrow.

The action is about the long running dispute over rail safety and driver-only-operated trains.


Northern Rail says more than 40% of their normal timetable will run and there will be additional rail replacement buses.

You can check the timetables here.

£300k to stop young Hull men becoming abusers

Hull City Council has been awarded £300,000 to support young men aged 16-17 who are at risk of committing domestic abuse.

The money, which has come from the Home Office, will be spent on a new programme designed to reduce offending rates.

Fist with woman crouching in the background

The government changed the national definition of domestic abuse in 2013 and they changed that to reduce the age range to 16 because we know that nearly 50% of young people are in an abusive relationship if they're aged 16-24, so we know that it's a group that requires those interventions."

Vicki PaddisonStrategic Domestic Abuse Services Manager at Hull City Council

MP: Not enough cash to protect all from coastal erosion

Paul Murphy

BBC Look North

The MP for Beverley and Holderness says people in East Yorkshire must accept that the money does not exist to protect every community from coastal erosion.

Graham Stuart (pictured) was speaking during discussions to relocate a water treatment plant near Withernsea which is at risk of falling into the sea.

Graham Stuart

If you look from Flamborough Head to Spurn Point you end up coming up with budgets of billions, unless somebody invents some new technology which doesn't involve phenomenally expensive amounts of rock being put in the way then I think we've got to accept as King Canute sought to demonstrate in the past, however powerful you might think you are nature is more powerful still."

Graham StuartBeverley and Holderness MP

Outdoor cinema screening in Hull

People in Hull can see the city's first ever outdoor riverside cinema screening tonight.

Stage@TheDock (pictured) will show La La Land as part of Hull's Film Festival.

As well as the showing, there will be impromptu dance lessons from Kingston Swing and themed food and cocktails.

Stage @TheDock

Company managing Hull Venue inundated with enquiries

SMG, who will be running the Hull Venue on behalf of Hull City Council, have been inundated with enquiries about the arena which will hold up to 3,500 people.

Hull Venue

We're excited about the level of interest being shown already and the opportunities for establishing Hull as a key part of regional touring for SMG.

Executive Vice PresidentEuropean Operations, SMG Europe

Concrete road blocks precaution for Hull University graduation

David Harrison

BBC Radio Humberside

Concrete road blocks have returned to Hull's Queen Victoria Square.

Road blocks in Queen Victoria Square

The defences have been put up as a precaution ahead of the University of Hull graduation ceremonies which are being held at City Hall next week, the council says.

They were first put up earlier this year after the London terror attacks and the council says it hopes to have a permanent solution in the longer term.

Watch: Behind the scenes at Hull Venue

We've been getting the first look around a new £36m concert venue and conference centre being built near the A63 Castle Street junction in Hull.

The Venue will hold up to 3,500 people and create 30 full-time jobs and it could bring in around £13m to Hull's economy every year.

The work currently underway here is seven months into the construction phase of the project with the opening scheduled for early next year.

Hull schoolchildren to go barefoot for charity

Children at Hull Collegiate School will leave barefoot today as they begin their summer holidays.

Kids holding they're shoes in the air

They're being asked to leave their school shoes behind on their desks so they can be given to schoolchildren in Africa.

It's part of a charity initiative called Sals Shoes.

School children walking barefoot around the grounds

New calls for full inquiry into blood contamination

A Hull man who was among thousands infected by contaminated blood during the 1970s and 1980s is once again urging the government to hold a full judicial inquiry into why it happened.

Glenn Wilkinson

Glenn Wilkinson was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1983 after a routine operation to remove two teeth at Hull Royal Infirmary.

He describes the contamination scandal as the worst peacetime disaster since the Second World War and says it's time someone was prosecuted.

Mr Wilkinson has now been backed by a call in the Commons by Hull North Labour MP Diana Johnson for Theresa May to address the issue.

Responding, the Prime Minister said serious allegations have been made and information will be looked at by minsters from the Department of Health:

But if any Honourable Member has any further information or evidence they believe will be important - then that should go to ministers."

Theresa MayPrime Minister

Hull man arrested after woman dies in crash

A man from Hull's been arrested in connection with the death of a woman on the A38 near Burton-on-Trent in East Staffordshire.

The 39-year-old remains in police custody after the collision which was reported at around 20:30 last night.

The woman who died has yet to be identified and police are now carrying out a detailed investigation.

Man dies after motorcycle crash near Barton

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Local Live

A 38-year-old man has died after his motorcycle hit a tree in the Barton upon Humber area.

The incident happened on Caistor Road, 800 metres from the junction of Burnham Road at 13:15 yesterday afternoon.

The man died at the scene and police are appealing for witnesses.

Listen: Dickie Bird on Joe Root

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, Yorkshire

A bad cold couldn't stop Joe Root from hitting an unbeaten 184 on his first day as England captain as his side ended day one of the first Test against South Africa on 357-5.

Image of Joe Root
Getty Images

An early batting collapse at Lord's had left the hosts on 74 for 4 before Root steadied the ship. He'll resume alongside Moeen Ali on 61 this morning.

Former Test umpire Dickie Bird told the BBC this morning that he believes Joe Root is the best Yorkshire batsman he's seen since the great Len Hutton:

Job cuts expected at Scunthorpe packaging company

Packaging company Mondi has confirmed there may be job losses at its site in Scunthorpe.

Mondi factory

The firm is proposing to make 60 redundancies at the site, where 140 people currently work.

The changes are designed to streamline operations and improve customer service, according to the company.

It says it's currently consulting workers and unions about the changes.


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Purse stolen from elderly woman in Grimsby

An 85-year-old woman had her purse stolen in the middle of the day in Grimsby town centre.

Man walking past shop
Humberside Police

A man spoke to the woman before taking her purse, containing cash, from her handbag and making off.

The incident happened on Tuesday at about 12:35 on Freeman Street and police would like to speak to the man pictured.

Watch: Hull woman honoured for role she played in WW2

A 92-year-old woman from Hull will be honoured for the role she played in the Second World War - as part of a national event being held later today.

Iris Newbold was part of the Women's Land Army and worked on farms during the conflict:

Severe disruption: M62 East Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 East Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J35 for M18 and J34 for A19 Selby.

M62 East Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J35, M18 (Langham) and J34, A19 (Selby), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Humberside Police force at 'breaking point'

The Police and Crime commissioner for Humberside Police (pictured) says the force is reaching breaking point and extra investment is needed after a 20% increase in calls to 999.

Keith Hunter

In a statement, the government says it has protected overall police spending in real terms since the Spending Review in 2015 and this year Humberside Police is receiving £2m more direct resource funding than in 2015/16.

There has to be a realisation that with growing demand there is a limit to where efficiency can take us and... if there's demand now, it needs to be resourced now. The police service at the moment is stretched to the point of breaking."

Keith HunterHumberside Police and Crime Commissioner

Watch: What's on guide to the City of Culture

Ben Horrigan

Digital Video Producer

Kofi Smiles takes you through what's happening over the next week in the City of Culture:

BBC Weather Watchers: Lightning through the lens

BBC Weather Watchers

Some of you managed to snap great pictures of the lightning last night.

Here are a couple taken in Scunthorpe by BBC Weather Watchers The Mews and JoJo:

Bolt of lightening
Bolt of lightening

Weather: Dry and bright

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A calmer day today, mostly dry but chances of light rain showers.

Here's my full forecast:

Slow traffic on Hull main road after accident

There's slow traffic on the A1105 Anlaby Road eastbound between Walton Street and Arnold Street after a severe accident.

Road surface and road closed sign

The accident happened during the early hours of this morning outside the KCOM stadium and the road was closed from around 01:00 until 07:40.

People clearing up accident

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Local Live

Good morning, I'm Caroline and I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the area throughout the day.

It looks like we could be in for a lovely day, thanks to one of our Weather Watchersfor sending in this picture from Harswell this morning:

Field and mist in Harswell
Dip check from Yorkshire/Weather Watchers

If you've got anything you want to talk about please get in touch and let us know what's happening where you are, by email, Facebook or Twitter.

Severe accident: A1105 East Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A1105 East Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between Walliker Street and Arnold Street.

A1105 East Yorkshire - A1105 Anlaby Road in Hull closed eastbound between the Walliker Street junction and the Arnold Street junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M62 North Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 North Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J34 for A19 Selby and J33 for A162.

M62 North Yorkshire - Two lanes blocked and very slow traffic on M62 westbound between J34, A19 (Selby) in Eggborough and J33, A162 (Ferrybridge Services) in West Yorkshire, because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

The BBC is given access to a £200m energy plant, which converts waste into electricity.
The new plant will turn household waste into electricity to power more than 40,000 homes in Hull.

Goodbye: Five things we've learned today

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Local Live

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

Your news, sport and weather updates will continue through the evening.

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

And it's been an unusual day weather wise with cloud and sun and some rain expected too. The sun did break free at one point as you can tell from this picture taken at Far Ings Nature Reserve in Barton upon Humber:

Gate and field at Far Ings Nature Reserve
Dimplayer / Weather Watchers

CCTV in some East Yorkshire taxis

CCTV cameras are being installed in some taxis in a new pilot scheme by East Riding Council.

Taxi light

It's hoped the cameras will protect both passengers and drivers with 61 taxis being fitted with them so far.

The scheme is specifically targeting people who work between 01:00 and 04:00 and the council say they've had a positive response so far.

Sport: East Yorkshire's Kyle Edmund out of Wimbledon

BBC Sport

France's Gael Monfils ended the hopes of British number two Kyle Edmund with a straight-set win on Centre Court.

Monfils, the 15th seed, won 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 6-4 to reach the third round - and leave Britain with four players in the last 32 of the singles.

Kyle Edmund
Getty Images

Watch: Anyone seen our missing chip?

BBC Radio Humberside

Earlier this week BBC Radio Humberside launched a portion of Hull's pattie and chips into space but we've just seen some footage which shows we've lost a chip:

Grimsby hospital staff reunion raising funds for charity

Lara King

North East Lincolnshire reporter

Hospital employees from Grimsby past and present are coming together for an event to raise money for charity today.

Entrance to Beachcomber holiday park

A reunion is open to former employees of old hospitals from the area, as well as current staff from the Diana Princess of Wales Hospital.

It's taking place at the Beachcomber holiday park (pictured) to raise money for St Andrews Hospice.