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  1. Man seriously hurt after getting trapped under car
  2. Rat droppings found on East Coast Mainline train
  3. Hull man fears some victims of blood scandal won't see inquiry outcome
  4. 'Schools minister should be Grimsby-based' - Lord Adonis
  5. Police appeal over missing Hull man
  6. Updates on Friday 8 December 2017

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By Louise Wheeler

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Good evening: Our five top stories

That's all from us for today and, indeed, for this week.

We'll be back on Monday morning with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

Meanwhile, here are five of our top stories today:

Watch: This weekend's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It's been cold this afternoon, it's going to be a pretty cold this evening, and things are looking no better for the weekend...

Here's my full forecast:

Scheme to tackle obesity in North Lincolnshire

A new commitment is expected to be made in North Lincolnshire later to try and tackle obesity.


North Lincolnshire Council's Health and Wellbeing Board will sign a pledge to try and encourage healthier and affordable food in the area.

The scheme will include workplaces encouraging healthy eating for their staff, as well as promoting the value of local produce.

Want to play football for Yorkshire? Here's your chance...

Trials are being held this weekend for aspiring footballers who want to represent Yorkshire at an international level.


They're being held in Hemsworth, West Yorkshire, but you can only join if you're any good - and, of course, if you were born in Yorkshire.

The chairman of the Yorkshire International Football Association, Phil Hegarty, says Yorkshire grit will be one of the basic requirements.

Watch: Blood scandal victims 'won't see inquiry result'

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A Hull man says he fears many people infected by the contaminated blood scandal won't live to see the outcome of a UK-wide inquiry.

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

He's one of nearly 33,000 people who were infected with HIV or Hepatitis C after they were given contaminated blood by the NHS:

Cash machine set alight on petrol station forecourt

A cash machine on a petrol station forecourt in Immingham has been set alight during a failed attempt to steal from it, police have revealed.


The incident, involving three men, happened at about 03:30 on Thursday morning at the Blue Stone service station on Stallingborough Road.

The men had pulled off part of the ATM's casing before setting fire to it, but were then disturbed by a passing security patrol, according to police.

They made off in a silver coloured people carrier-type vehicle.

All three are described as in their late teens, and were all wearing grey hooded tops and black tracksuit bottoms.

Supt Ed Cook says: "This is not related to any recent incidents involving thefts of cash machines. It was a stand-alone ATM which three individuals tried to damage then steal from.

"The fact that a fire was set on a petrol forecourt causes me concern and we want to find these people as soon as possible," he adds.

Watch: Row over Lincolnshire flood defences

Paul Murphy

Journalist, BBC Look North

A row's broken out in North East Lincolnshire over changes to flood defences.

Residents in North Somercotes say a plan to demolish an old sea defence will mean the loss of a popular footpath and make them more vulnerable to a tidal surge.

But the Environment Agency says its work will actually improve defences as well as creating valuable wildlife habitat:

Man seriously hurt after getting trapped under car

A man's been seriously injured after being hit by two cars in Hull this lunchtime.

Beverley Road

According to police, the man ran into Beverley Road, near Grafton Street, at about 12:15 and was then hit by the vehicles.

He became trapped under one and had to be freed by the emergency services.

He's been taken to hospital and is currently being treated for serious injuries to his legs.

The road remains closed, according to police.

In pictures: Friday's wintry weather

BBC Weather Watchers

It's a cold one today across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

Despite that, our BBC Weather Watchers have been out as always capturing the best and most beautiful scenes on camera.

Here are a couple of fantastic shots from our part of the world.

Thanks to magspics for her picture of the waves at Hornsea and to Rob Hinch for his pic of the blue skies over Bottesford.

mags pics
Rob Hinch

Police appeal over missing Hull man

Police are appealing for a Hull man who's been missing for over a week to get in touch.

Richard Best
Humberside Police

Richard Best, 39, was last seen on Hessle Road on Wednesday 29 November.

He's described as 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build, with grey/black short hair and he also wears glasses.

He was wearing a navy/black jacket and dark jeans.

Anyone with information about Mr Best's whereabouts is being asked to contact police.

Severe accident: A1079 East Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A1079 East Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between Sculcoates Lane and A1165 Clough Road.

A1079 East Yorkshire - A1079 Beverley Road in Hull closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Sculcoates Lane junction and Haworth Arms traffic lights, because of a serious accident.

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

'Schools minister should be Grimsby-based' - Lord Adonis

A former education minister has urged Theresa May to appoint a "minister for good schools" to be based in Grimsby or Blackpool, with responsibility and funding for improving standards in poorly performing areas.


Lord Adonis has also said that schools should be forbidden from expelling children unless they break the law to stop lives "going completely off the rails".

The peer told his colleagues during the annual Lords debate led by the Archbishop of Canterbury: "Deep poverty, pervasive drugs, obesity, anti-depressants and mental illness in a large isolated town exhibiting alarming signs of disintegration - including the largest encampment in Britain of children expelled from school.

"It's euphemistically called a pupil referral unit. Even more euphemistically it's run by an organisation called Educational Diversity, but it's basically a dumping ground for 330 children that schools want nothing to do with," he said.

"For Blackpool today, read also Hull, Grimsby, large parts of the North and the Midlands, and large towns in the South," Lord Adonis added.

Weather warning for Yorkshire and Humber

A yellow "be aware" weather warning's been issued by the Met Office for Yorkshire and the Humber region this weekend.

Met Office map
Met Office

Sunday is expected to see snow and ice, however the Met Office adds that "there is currently a good deal of uncertainty over the precise track of the areas of rain and snow".

Companies named and shamed for underpaying staff

Five businesses in our area have been named and shamed by the government for not paying the minimum wage.

Minimum wage rates

They're among more than 250 firms fined nationally and made to reimburse 16,000 workers who've been short-changed.

In total, 52 workers were underpaid by almost £26,000 in our area.

Willerby Manor in Hull, Drifield-based fair trade clothing company Black Yak, the owners of The Alexandra in Hornsea, Hull-based Beercocks Estate Agents and Hanson and Wright garage in Crowle have all now been fined.

Coventry to take over City of Culture title from Hull

Hull 2017: UK City of Culture

Coventry's celebrating after it was announced yesterday that it will take over the City of Culture title from Hull in 2021.

Coventry win

The city beat four other places which were shortlisted.

However, there are still a few weeks left for Hull - with the latest City of Culture art installation on display this weekend.

The display, called Floe, will be projected onto The Deep and is the final part of the LOOK UP series.

Installation plans
Hull 2017

Fears victims of blood scandal won't see inquiry outcome

Many people caught up in the contaminated blood scandal might not live to see the outcome of a UK-wide public inquiry, one of those affected has said.


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

He's one of nearly 33,000 people who were infected with HIV or Hepatitis C after they were given contaminated blood by the NHS.

The government says it wants to see the inquiry begin as soon as possible.

The point is that there will be another raft of people that are no longer with us. And will not be able to see the conclusion of any UK-wide inquiry."

Glenn Wilkinson

Traffic and travel: Hull train delays

Hull Trains says it expects disruption on its services to continue today.

It's after one of its trains suffered a catastrophic engine failure" yesterday.

People were stuck for more than five hours.

A Hull Train
Hull Trains

Rat droppings found on East Coast train

Rail unions are demanding an investigation after reports that rat droppings were found on a train on the East Coast Mainline.

An East Coast Train at York station

The RMT union has warned passengers and staff of a "major hygiene issue" after droppings were found in a kitchen area.

Virgin Trains East Coast says it was an isolated incident caused by a supplier and the area was cleaned.

Watch: Friday's weather

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A cold and crisp start to the day, with brisk northwesterly winds.

A largely sunny day.

Here's my full forecast:

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Louise Wheeler

BBC Look North

Good morning and welcome to Local Live for Friday 8 December.

My name’s Louise and I’ll be bringing you the latest news, sport and travel from across the area throughout the day.

Please get in touch and let us know what's happening where you are, by email, Facebook or Twitter.

Stranded train

Dozens of passengers were aboard the 09:48 London to Hull service when the engine failed.

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Severe disruption: M180 Lincolnshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M180 Lincolnshire westbound severe disruption, between J3 for M181 and J2 for A161 Gainsborough.

M180 Lincolnshire - One lane closed on M180 westbound between J3, M181 (Scunthorpe) and J2, A161 (Gainsborough), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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.

Breaking news, sport and travel updates will continue right here through the evening and night.

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

And a big thank you for all your BBC Weather Watcher pictures, including this lovely sunset caught on camera in Healing by Ella:

Sky in Healing

A dry, clear and frosty night

BBC Weather

Occasional snow showers will move in on a brisk northwesterly wind tonight, largely affecting western hills and giving icy patches.

However, for most it will be dry and clear overnight, with a widespread frost.

The low temperature will be about 0C (32F):

Weather graphic

Train fuel leak was 'catastrophic failure' of engine

The Managing Director of Hull Trains has apologised to passengers and praised staff on a train which was stranded after a fuel leak between Peterborough and Grantham.

Will Dunnett has also now revealed that the 09:48 London to Hull train didn't strike an object on the tracks, as was originally thought, but it was in fact a "catastrophic failure of the engine".

Earlier today, Hull Trains, Network Rail and the train's driver thought something struck the train between Peterborough and Grantham which ruptured the fuel tanks.

Once our train inspectors were at work alongside Network Rail, it was actually clear it is a catastrophic failure of the engine which has caused the damage to the unit."

Will DunnettManaging director, Hull Trains

Minister's stuck train affects Culture announcement

The Minister for Arts is one of the people stuck on a train which has suffered a fuel leak between Peterborough and Grantham, it's emerged.

John Glen has now confirmed he won't be able to announce the winner of the City of Culture 2021 title on the BBC's One Show, as was originally planned.

The announcement will now be made by Phil Redmond, who is Chair of the UK City of Culture panel:

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Hull Trains apologise for serious delays to service

You might remember earlier today that a Hull Trains service suffered a fuel leak after hitting something on the tracks which ruptured the fuel tanks.

It affected the 09:48 train from London to Hull and passengers were stuck on the train between Peterborough and Grantham for more than four hours.

Hull Trains have apologised and passengers have been evacuated from the train (pictured).

Passengers evacuating train
Dave Cambell

We apologise sincerely for the delays that customers have experienced. We have now been able to move passengers on to another train which will take them to Peterborough and on to their destinations."

Hull Trains

Hull City press conference for Nigel Adkins under way

A press conference is currently under way to unveil new head coach Nigel Adkins to the media.

Media at press conference

As we told you earlier today, he will replace Leonid Slutsky on an 18-month contract.

Nigel Adkins

New Yorkshire maturing malt

Yorkshire's first whisky-style drink is being bottled.

The team behind the Wold Top Brewery have set up the 'Spirit of Yorkshire' distillery, near Driffield.

Spirit of Yorkshire

The drink is currently called a 'maturing malt', as it has to be in a cask for three years before it can legally be called a whisky.

Spirit of Yorkshire

Fuel leak train stuck for more than 4 hours

Passengers have been tweeting and calling the BBC after the Hull Trains service which got stuck earlier this morning still remains stuck.

The train struck an object on the track which ruptured fuel tanks leaving it at a standstill between Peterborough and Grantham.

Passengers are now getting frustrated:

There's no heat, there's no light, all the toilets are full. The crew have been absolutely fantastic but passengers are now starting to get fed up. They've sent people from Hull to fix it. The train's too badly damaged to be towed so we're having to evacuate the train. It's been awful it really has."

Barry GreenPassenger

The facilities have all run out. The toilets were full a while ago. I've heard secondhand that people have been told they can use a cup or something and dispose of it down the sink."

Paul HoptonPassenger

Hull man sentenced to 18 weeks in prison for trolling

A man from Hull has been sentenced to 18 weeks in prison and received an indefinite Criminal Behaviour Order for trolling people online.

In June 2017 Daniel Kilvington, 23, of Morpeth Street, Hull was charged and found guilty of eight counts of sending menacing and grossly offensive messages on social media between January and March 2016.

He was sentenced on 4 December at Hull Magistrates' Court.

We treat trolling as a serious offence which brings serious consequences. Kilvington sent malicious messages to four strangers on social media with the sole intention of causing them upset and anger. The victims had suffered personal tragedy and he chose to target them for no discernible reason. His actions made his victims lives misery and made already difficult situation worse. I hope he is truly disgusted with himself."

Nicola AdamsonHumberside Police

Hull MP calls for debate on rising moped crime

There are calls for a parliamentary debate on the issue of rising moped crime in parts of Hull following a report on BBC Radio Humberside.

The Labour MP for Hull North, Diana Johnson, told the Commons that the increase was worrying, describing it as "yob culture" :

Flood warnings in place for East Yorkshire

Coastguard crews in East Yorkshire are on alert this evening over tidal surge concerns.

Map where there are flood warnings
Environment Agency

Flood warnings are in place for Hornsea and Kilnsea and alerts have been issued for Bridlington, Withernsea and also for properties around the lower river Derwent and the Tidal Trent.

Hull Coastguard says it's sending six officers as a precaution to Hessle foreshore ahead of high tide at 21:00.

Hull's tidal barrier is also going to be lowered.

Fears over future of charity helping new mums

Vicky Johnson

BBC Look North

There are fears an award-winning project which supports thousands of women in Hull during and after pregnancy could be cut.

The scheme relies on council funding to coordinate the hundreds of volunteers who help women across the city, who don't have family support.

But now Hull City Council has to find huge savings from its public health budget and some worry the Doula project could be a victim.

Nikola Bandyoea (pictured) is from the Czech Republic and doesn't have any close family nearby. She says the help from the charity is invaluable:

Nikola Bandyoea

It was just like having a best friend, having someone to come to the house and to check on you and see that you're actually doing OK."

Nikola Bandyoea

Baby footprints can still be on City of Culture artwork

There's still a chance for mums who had babies this year to get their children's footprints marked on a City of Culture piece of artwork.

Artwork with hands as the tree trunks and baby footprints as the leaves
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Hull Women's and Children's Hospital has created a wall mural of babies' footprints who were born in 2017.

A special event on 20 December is being held for those who missed out having the prints done.

East Riding people 'best at recycling'

People in the East Riding of Yorkshire recycle more rubbish than any other council area in England.

In the region 65% of all household waste was recycled last year while the national average is 45%.

Some of the waste management team at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, including bin men and waste and recycling officers.
East Riding Council

We’re chuffed to bits with this result and it proves that East Riding residents really are the best recyclers in the country"

Coun Symon FraserEast Riding of Yorkshire Council

Your headlines this lunchtime

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside

The latest from our newsroom:

  • A Hull man who was arrested on firearms charges and spent the past four years in an Indian prison has given his first interview after arriving back in the UK
  • A judge has sentenced a Hull woman to life imprisonment with a minimum of 20 years after stabbing her neighbour in a fight
  • Rail passengers are facing disruption and cancellations this afternoon after a Hull Trains service suffered a fuel leak this morning

Your lunchtime weather

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It will be a cold but sunny afternoon, with occasional snow showers developing.

It will be very windy.

Weather graphic