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Summary

  1. No end-of-year party for Hull 2017
  2. Charges dropped in missing woman case
  3. Man jailed for 16 years for child sex offences
  4. Bakery invests in new factory
  5. Warden consultation to end
  6. Going plastic-free to protect the environment
  7. Updates on Friday 15 December 2017

Live Reporting

By Louise Wheeler

All times stated are UK

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  1. Michael Pearlman

    BBC Wales Sport

    Sol Bamba and his Cardiff team-mates celebrate

    Michael Pearlman

    BBC Wales Sport

    Sol Bamba's header helps Cardiff City keep the pressure on Championship leaders Wolves while Hull hover above the drop zone.

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  2. Our live coverage across the day

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Local Live

    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:

  3. In pictures: Behind the scenes of a new multi-million pound hotel

    Katy Austin

    BBC Look North, Business Correspondent

    A Look behind the scenes of the new £25m Double Tree hotel in Hull.

    It's a four star hotel in the city centre.

    Hotel
    Hotel
    Hotel
  4. Bakery investment of £40m

    Hull baker Jackson's is investing 40-million pounds in a second bakery.

    Bread

    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.

  5. Your views: Plastic straws and the environment

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    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 Jill
    Jill
    Quote Message: The world is going mad! If you ban these it will be the last straw." from Keith
    Keith
    Quote Message: I have to use a straw if they put ice in the drink owing to sensitive teeth." from Bev
    Bev
    Plastic bottles
  6. Unsung hero award announced this weekend

    BBC Sport

    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.

    Stuart Usher
  7. Watch: The weather this weekend

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    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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    Video caption: Cold and windy
  8. Watch: Going plastic-free to protect to the environment

    Paul Murphy

    BBC Look North

    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.

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    Video caption: Pubs agree to stop giving out plastic straws to protect the environment
  9. Your headlines this afternoon

    Natalie Glanvill

    Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

  10. Concerns children lack vital skills

    Tim Iredale

    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.

    Classroom

    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.

  11. Farmers warn new administration fees will affect business

    Paul Murphy

    BBC Look North

    Livestock farmers in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire say huge increases in administration charges imposed by the Environment Agency could threaten their livelihood.

    Pigs at farm

    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.

  12. Putting shipping containers to good use

    Natalie Glanvill

    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.

    Project
  13. UK must tackle loneliness - Jo Cox Commission report

    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.

    Loneliness poster
  14. Watch: What's on in the City of Culture

    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!

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    Video caption: Kofi Smiles has his weekly guide to what's on in Hull
  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 East Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 East Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J36 for A614 and J35 for M18.

    M62 East Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J36, A614 (Goole) and J35, M18 (Langham), because of a lorry having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  16. Your views: Hull 2017 highlights

    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 Jill
    Jill
    Quote 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 Lynn
    Lynn
    Quote Message: Made in Hull.....amazing... from Roberta
    Roberta
    Spencer Tunick
  17. Charges dropped in missing woman case

    A man due to stand trial in connection to a missing woman from Hull has had the charges against him dropped.

    Renata Antczak

    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.

  18. Warden consultation to end

    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 needs

    Older person drinking hot drink
  19. In Pictures: Colourful skies

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Colourful skies over East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire. Pictures taken by our BBC Weather Watchers.

    Keelby
    Image caption: Keelby
    Hessle
    Image caption: Hessle
    Leven
    Image caption: Leven