- No end-of-year party for Hull 2017
- Charges dropped in missing woman case
- Man jailed for 16 years for child sex offences
- Bakery invests in new factory
- Warden consultation to end
- Going plastic-free to protect the environment
- Updates on Friday 15 December 2017
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That's it from us for today. We'll be back on Monday morning with more news, sport, weather and travel.
Meanwhile here are five things we have learned today:
- Some pubs in Hull have agreed to stop giving out plastic straws - following concerns about the impact on the environment
- A Government Minister and Yorkshire MP says many children from poorer families aren't learning vital skills, like being able to use a knife and fork
- East Riding of Yorkshire Council is tackling loneliness and isolation as a priority
- A man due to stand trial in connection to a missing woman from Hull has had the charges against him dropped
- The man in charge of Hull's City of Culture says there won't be a big end-of-year party because it's not the end of celebrations
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A Look behind the scenes of the new £25m Double Tree hotel in Hull.
It's a four star hotel in the city centre.Copyright: BBCCopyright: BBCCopyright: BBC
Hull baker Jackson's is investing 40-million pounds in a second bakery.Copyright: BBC
It's being built in Corby in Northamptonshire. Currently two million loaves are made in Hull every week.
The new bakery is being designed specifically to make bread for sandwich manufacturers.
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Are plastic drinking straws really needed in pubs and bars?
They take centuries to break down and decompose, and some places in Hull say they'll now stop using them.
You've been getting in touch with us on our Facebook page:Quote Message: I've noticed they are no longer kept on the bar so people can help themselves. Trouble is, when you buy a mixer, you need something to stir it with. I'd be happy if they supplied a metal rod or something or stirred it for me but if it comes with all the alcohol on the bottom and all the lemonade on the top, I begrudgingly ask for a straw to stir it with." from JillQuote Message: The world is going mad! If you ban these it will be the last straw." from KeithQuote Message: I have to use a straw if they put ice in the drink owing to sensitive teeth." from BevCopyright: Getty Images
A North Lincolnshire man who won the BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire unsung hero award will find out if he's won the national award this weekend.
Stuart Usher from Messingham has been recognised for his work running a martial arts class for children.
Liz Brown explains why she nominated him for the award.
You can see who wins the national unsung hero award on Sunday on BBC One from 17:00.Copyright: BBC
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Brisk northerly winds will bring showers and sunny spells, these showers wintry, especially over hills, but showers becoming confined to coastal areas later.
Feeling chilly, but temperatures will be slightly higher near the coast with stronger winds.
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Some pubs in Hull have agreed to stop giving out plastic straws - following concerns about the impact on the environment.
Billions of straws are thrown away in the UK every year, but take decades to break down.
There are now calls to make Hull one of the UK's leading plastics-free cities.
Reporter BBC Radio Humberside
- A project to help people who feel lonely and isolated in the East Riding is being trialed
- More than 3.5 million people attended City of Culture events in Hull,the city council has said
- A Government Minister and Yorkshire MP says many children from poorer families aren't being taught basic social skills
Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
A Government Minister and Yorkshire MP says many children from poorer families aren't learning vital skills, like being able to use a knife and fork.
In an interview for this weekend's Sunday Politics in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, the Children's Minister and Scarborough MP Robert Goodwill says many youngsters aren't being taught basic social skills.Copyright: PA
His comments come as the Education Secretary Justine Greening announces £23m to support bright children from poorer backgrounds in England whose talent might otherwise be "wasted".
It is part of a new Department for Education social mobility strategy.
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Livestock farmers in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire say huge increases in administration charges imposed by the Environment Agency could threaten their livelihood.Copyright: BBC
The amount they will have to pay for a permit to set up some pig and poultry farms is set to double to more than £7,000.
The National Farmers' Union (NFU) say the proposals could see costs spiral and prevent the industry from expanding and are urging a re-think.
Reporter BBC Radio Humberside
A community farm in Hull city centre will soon have a shop and cafe made out of shipping containers.
The Rooted in Hull project, next to the former Rank Hovis mill, teaches people about growing fruit & vegetables in an urban environment.
You'll soon be able to buy the produce and there are plans to hold exhibitions and classes there too.Copyright: BBC
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is tackling loneliness and isolation as a priority.
The issue was discussed at a meeting last night.
It comes as the Jo Cox Loneliness Commission has found a new national strategy is needed to address the problem - the MP had started work on the issue before she was murdered last year.Copyright: Jo Cox Foundation
For the last time in 2017, Kofi Smiles has his weekly guide to what's on in Hull.
And this time it's a Christmas special!
M62 East Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J36 for A614 and J35 for M18.
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Hull 2017: UK City of Culture
Hull's year in the spotlight is almost over. What's been your favourite part? You've been getting in touch with us.Quote Message: 7 Alleys, flood, Longhill burn, pride, Duckie's Tea Party, Macnas Parade. Amazing. Loved them all. I think my favourite still has to be Made in Hull. I wish they could run that again. That was amazing. from JillQuote Message: Have always been proud to be Hull born and bred! This has been an amazing year for this wonderful city! I've seen so many wonderful things it's really impossible to chose one event! from LynnQuote Message: Made in Hull.....amazing... from RobertaCopyright: Ferens Art Gallery/Spencer Tunick
A man due to stand trial in connection to a missing woman from Hull has had the charges against him dropped.Copyright: Humberside Police
Renata Antczak, 49, was last seen near her home in the city after dropping her daughter off at school on 25 April.
Robert Lipinski, 45, was accused of two counts of conspiracy to administer a noxious substance, but the prosecution offered no evidence against him.
At Hull Crown Court on Thursday, Mr Lipinski, of Emerald Grove, was told he was free to leave.
Ms Antczak's dentist husband Majid Mustafa, 47, still faces two counts of the same charge.
A further hearing involving Mr Mustafa is due to take place at the same court on 8 January.
A consultation on plans to reduce the number of wardens in sheltered accommodation ends today.
Critics say reducing the number of wardens will put lives at risk and residents have held protests against the plans.
The East Riding of Yorkshire Council says any changes will provide a more tailored service for people's individual needsCopyright: Getty Images
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Colourful skies over East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire. Pictures taken by our BBC Weather Watchers.