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Weather: Wintry showers

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Weather graphic

Most of the wintry showers or rain will clear overnight.

It will turn cold with a widespread frost developing, although there will be more cloud later on.

Lows tonight of 0 Deg C (32 Deg F).

Patches of ice are likely tomorrow morning and we'll be off to a fairly cloudy start to the day with outbreaks of rain and mainly hill snow for a time.

This will clear later and turn bright and breezy with a few wintry showers.

Feeling less cold as we head through the day, with highs of 9 Deg C (48 Deg F)

Officials aim to get Hull woman moved from Egyptian prison

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Local Live

The government says it is doing all it can for a Hull woman jailed in Egypt.

Laura Plummer has been sentenced to three years for bringing illegal painkillers into the country.

Laura Plummer.
Plummer family

Her family say she's now being held in one of Egypt's worst prisons.

Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt has told the BBC British consular officials are working hard on Laura's behalf.

Boston's Quadrant plans update

Harry Parkhill

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Boston could be getting a new KFC and Costa Coffee as part of the Quadrant project which already includes plans for a new football ground and homes.

A computer image of the new football ground.
Chestnut Homes and Boston United FC

Plans have been submitted to build the fast food chain and coffee shop on the approach to the Pilgrims' new ground at Wyberton.

They'd be built either side of the road which will lead from the new A16 roundabout to the football ground.

Both would include a sit-in restaurant and a drive-through.

Boston United officials have previously said they hope construction work will start on the ground in the new year.

Sport: Hull City team news

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull City striker Will Keane is still over a month away from a return to competitive action after resuming training this week.

The former Manchester United player has been out for more than 13 months following a knee ligament injury in November last year.

Head Coach Nigel Adkins says they'll be careful with him after he spent such a long time on the sidelines.

It's great to see a center forward with the physical prowess that he's got. He's been out a long time... and we'd like to progress him with his training and his game time"

Nigel AdkinsHead coach

Sport: Lincoln City team news

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley says the squad are still suffering with a sickness bug in the camp.

Captain Luke Waterfall missed the Boxing Day win through illness and Cowley says lots of the players are still struggling.

It's hit us pretty hard... we had a few who felt it the week before last and then we travelled down to Newport. You spend around 10 hours on a coach and it spreads. You try to put everything in place to stop it, but it just happens... but it's definitely something we need to look at."

Paul Broadbent, head of Gangmasters authority dies aged 54

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

The head of a national body which prevents the exploitation of agricultural workers and laborers including those in Lincolnshire has died at the age of 54.

Paul Broadbent was the chief executive of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

He died at his home on Wednsday 27 December.

Paul Broadbent

The former assistant chief constable of Nottinghamshire Police had been working for the GLAA since 2013.

The GLAA has previously described Spalding and Boston, both in Lincolnshire, as "hotspots" and based its first community enforcement officers there in 2010.

Life after sport: The East Yorkshire Olympian helping pave the way

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Local Live

East Yorkshire swimmer Lizzie Simmonds is helping elite athletes decide what to do after their sporting careers end.

Lizzie Simmonds holding a gold medal.
Getty Images

The double Olympian currently has her sights set on the Commonwealth games in April but Lizzie is now also writing a blog for UK Sport, advising athletes on life after competition.

The backstroke swimmer says she is helping break the stigma that athletes can only have one focus.

Fancy working on this? Minster to take on apprentice

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

Beverley Minster with cows in a misty field

Beverley Minster is to looking to take on an apprentice in the New Year.

They would be part of the maintenance team who look after the lead work, glazing and plumbing.

The current head of maintenance - who's been doing the job for 28 years - will be retiring in around four years' time and there is a need to train someone to take over the role.

It's thought it will be advertised by the Beverley Minster's Old Fund early next year.

Renewed appeal after Christmas Day assault

Hope Bolger

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire police are appealing again for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Boston on Christmas Day.

Nottingham's QMC hospital.

Officers were called to a fight in the Brothertoft Road area just after 01:30am.

A 29-year-old was treated at Nottingham's QMC hospital.

Ten people have been arrested and released under investigation.

Opera North celebrates its year in Hull

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

Opera North brings the curtain down on its year in the City of Culture with a performance at Hull City Hall today.

Violinists playing in an orchestra.
Opera North

The company returned to full-scale performances in the city this year and tonight will celebrate with what it's calling a glittering Viennese Whirl.

It's also promising there will be more to come in 2018 with an expanded programme in the city's schools.

Restoration for Lincolnshire country estate

Carla George

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Millions of pounds will be spent on the restoration of a country estate in Lincolnshire.

Belton House

The National Trust is beginning a £2.6m project to renovate the stables at Belton House near Grantham.

They say it will bring the 17th century building back to life.

It's thought it will take around a year to complete the work.

Thousands visit RSPB Bempton

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

A puffin flying with a fish in its beak.
Sam Aston / RSPB

More than 100,000 people have been to the visitor centre at RSPB Bempton Cliffs this year.

The charity says it also has good news about the seabirds themselves.

The number of Guillemots, Gannets and Razorbills has increased since the last survey there, while Kittiwake and Puffin numbers remained stable bucking a national decline.

City of Culture boosts job opportunities in Hull

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Local Live

New figures show the number of young people out of work and claiming benefits in Hull has dropped by nearly 70%.

We are Hull projected onto a building in front of a crowd of people.

Jobcentre Plus say projects designed to get those who've had a difficult start in life into employment are working.

They also say being the UK City of Culture has meant more opportunities in the creative industry sector.

Red Arrows plan nationwide tour

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Red Arrows flying in formation.
Jeff Overs/BBC

The Red Arrows say they're hoping to get to as many parts of the country as possible for the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force in 2018.

Plans of how the Reds will be part of the anniversary are still being finalised.

It's likely there'll be a bigger focus on UK events for the Reds who are based at RAF Scampton.

Travel: Cleethorpes to Barton update

BBC News Travel

A replacement bus service is running between Barton Upon Humber and Cleethorpes until around 12:45 today.

Northern Rail say it is because of a fault on the line.

Plea from Hull's A&E 'only real emergency cases'

David Harrison

BBC Radio Humberside

You are being asked to stay away from Hull Royal Infirmary's A&E department unless it is a genuine emergency.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust say they are expecting more people to come to A&E because of the bad weather.

Two posters asking people not to come to A and E.
Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

“We really need to focus on genuine emergencies and people most in need of our help today. We are asking people to help us... by using alternatives instead of coming to A&E with illnesses and injuries which can be better treated elsewhere"

Jonathan WoodDirector of Operations Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

You can visit a pharmacist or call the NHS 111 number for advice.

There are also GP walk-in services or the urgent care centres which mean you could be seen more quickly than if you go to A&E.

Grimsby 'one of the worst areas for domestic violence'

Lara King

North East Lincolnshire reporter

One of the highest rates of domestic abuse in the country is in North East Lincolnshire.

A clenched fist and a woman sitting nearby.

Now Women's Aid in Grimsby is trying to change attitudes to domestic abuse.

They will be holding awareness events in the East Marsh and Nunsthorpe areas of Grimsby at the end of January.

Named and shamed for drink-driving

Corazon Garcia

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police has named 32 people for drink-driving over the Christmas period.

A police officer with a breathalyser.

It's part of their Think Don't Drink campaign which will run until the New Year.

Over the last year more than 1,000 people have been arrested for drink-driving by the force.

Nearly 70% of those where charged.

Drink drivers... stand to lose so much when they make that decision to get behind the wheel – their livelihood, life, other people's lives and possibly their liberty if they are sent to prison".

John SiddleLincolnshire Road Safety Partnership

Two men charged with robbing pensioner on Christmas Day

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Two men who robbed an 89-year-old man on Christmas Day in Hull have been charged with theft.

The pair, a 29-year-old and 31-year-old will appear before magistrates this morning.

The pensioner had his money snatched after using a cash point on Greenwood Avenue, in the north of the city.

Watch: Weather forecast

Owain Wyn Evans

BBC Look East weather

Want to know if it might snow where you are?

Watch the day's weather forecast with me, Owain Wyn Evans:

More ambulances called in Lincolnshire this winter

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

The ambulance service which covers Lincolnshire has reported an increase in call outs this Christmas.

East Midlands Ambulance Service says it's had an extra 1,500 calls between last Friday and Boxing Day compared to last year.

An ambulance outside and A&E department.

It says many have been weather related and it's asking people to take extra care in the icy conditions.

Meanwhile, The Yorkshire Ambulance service says it hasn't seen a rise in the number of incidents, but there has been an increase in call outs for people suffering with winter illnesses.

Weather: a yellow warning of snow for parts of the region

Owain Wyn Evans

BBC Look East weather

A cold and cloudy start to the day across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

A band of sleet and snow will spread from the west with some heavier spells of snow likely. They could cause some disruption.

Graphic showing area affected
Met office

This will clear as we head through the day.

A mixture of heavy wintry showers this afternoon along with bright spells.

Blustery conditions at times, with highs today of 4 Deg C (39 Deg F).

King George docks incident 'contained'

Humberside Fire and Rescue have now said the incident at the King George Docks in Hull has been contained.

CONTROL - Fire service are dealing with a small chemical leak at King George Dock which has been contained, 1 pump……

Fire crews at docks leak in Hull

Around 20 firefighters are at the scene of a "hazchem" leak at King George Docks in Hull.

A spokeswoman for Humberside Fire and Rescue said there were four fire engines and a "specialist vehicle" at the scene but there were no casualties.

There is no more information about the incident at present.

A1 closed after two accidents

Both lanes of the A1 are closed after two accidents this lunchtime.

Two lorries and a car ollided on the southbound lane between the A607 (Harlaxton & Melton Mowbray turn off) and the A151 (Colsterworth Services Junction).

It's causing significant delays in Grantham and the surrounding area.

The northbound lane is also closed following a four-vehicle crash between the A606 (Rutland Water Turn Off) and the A151 (Colsterworth Services Junction)

Woman, 77, targeted in distraction burglary

A 77-year-old woman has had jewellery and her handbag stolen in a distraction burglary in East Yorkshire, it has emerged.

She was distracted by two men who were searching through a skip, but it's believed that while she was telling them to go away, a third man got in to her home.

Humberside Police

One of the men is described as in his 20s, thin and clean shaven, with dark scruffy hair.

Humberside Police have provided an e-Fit (above) for the other man she spoke to.

It happened in Cottingham, East Yorkshire on 1 December at around 2:30 GMT.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

New wheelchair hope for Northern Soul fan

A Northern Soul fan who was paralysed in a car accident plans to get back on the dance floor after the community donated thousands of pounds for a new wheelchair.

Before the crash in August, John Silvester from Lincolnshire devoted much of his life to going to events across England.

The 23-year-old said the hardest thing about being paralysed was thinking he would not be able to dance again.

He hopes the new wheelchair will keep him active and help his recovery.

John Silvester
Finlay Mcdermott

Mr Silvester hopes to leave hospital by the end of January.

He has an NHS wheelchair but his new one will fit him better and can be put it in a car.

Work to remove Hull woman from Egyptian prison

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

The Foreign Office is working to get a Hull woman moved from the Egyptian prison where she has been jailed for smuggling painkillers.

Laura Plummer
Plummer Family

Laura Plummer (pictured) was sentenced on Boxing Day to three years for possession of illegal painkillers.

She was found to be carrying almost 300 Tramadol tablets in her suitcase, a painkiller which is legal on prescription in the UK but banned in Egypt.

She's been taken to what is claimed to be one of Egypt's worst prisons.

Hare coursing gang smash vehicle through metal gates

Harry Parkhill

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A car suspected of being used by people involved in illegal hare coursing was driven through metal gates as the occupants tried to avoid being caught by police.

hare coursers
Lincolnshire Police

The car was driven through three sets of metal gates at West Pinchbeck yesterday, before being abandoned.

The suspects got away but they abandoned a dog at the scene.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the incident.

Three vehicle crash on A1 in Lincolnshire

Emergency services are at the scene of a three-vehicle crash on the A1.

It happened this lunchtime between the A52 and A151.

The A1 is now closed between Grantham and Colsterworth.

The crash is causing major delays in Grantham and surrounding area.

Weather Watchers: Arty ice

BBC Weather Watchers

Our weather watchers have been out in force across the region, capturing these fantastic photos of the icy conditions.

Dimple snapped this one, calling it "Nature's art! A beautiful icy puddle this morning at Barton upon Humber."

swirly ice puddle

A second one from The Jolly Jogger, captures the sun rising over a frozen puddle in Keelby.

The jolly jogger in keelby

Your photos could be featured here and on TV if you become a weather watcher.

Large numbers of starfish wash up in Skegness

Harry Parkhill

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Hundreds of starfish have washed up on a beach in Skegness.

Matt Warman

Although a rare sight on the coast, it's not unheard of for starfish to be beached after stormy conditions.

The fish feed on molluscs in shallow waters and can end up on a beach if there are particularly rough seas.

Hospital trusts see increase in parking charge income

Harry Parkhill

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

Hospital trusts in the region are making more money from charging patients, staff and visitors for parking.

car parking sign

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust made £2.28m, an increase of £66,000 on the previous year.

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust made £1,575,998.

That's almost £22,000 more than in 2015.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust also charges for disabled parking.

Half of trusts in England charge for disabled parking.

Police want these men who stole food from shops

Two men are wanted after thefts from two shops on the same day in east Lincolnshire.

cctv thefts
Lincolnshire Police

Police say they're searching for the two men (pictured), after a selection of food was stolen from a Co-Op store in Alford and meat and fish was stolen from a Co-Op in Mablethorpe.

The thefts happened on 18 December.

These youths snatched cash from man, 89, on Christmas Day

Two youths on bikes snatched money from the hands of an 89-year-old man who had just used a cash machine outside a supermarket in Hull.

Humberside Police

The youths are described as being white men in their late teens.

The incident happened on Christmas Day at 09:30 GMT at Sainsbury's on Greenwood Avenue in the city.Police are appealing for witnesses.

Humberside Police

Hull theatre supremo disappointed about theatre funding

The Hull actor who set up a theatre company to stage Shakespeare in a Yorkshire accent says he's disappointed the company's failed to get funding for future work.

Barry Rutter, who created Northern Broadsides 25 years ago, says the news has been a huge blow.

He'll step down from the company at the end of March.

Barrie Rutter

Call for better care of young people diagnosed with MS

Harry Parkhill

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A woman is continuing her call for better care for young disabled people two years after her sister had to share a care home with people more than twice her age.

Joanne Head
Vicky Cook

Joanne Head, aged 38, (pictured) from Boston, died in 2015 after being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Her sister, Vicky Cook, said "it wasn't dignified" for her to be in a care home where most people were almost double her age.

It was horrible to see your younger sister there with people with dementia and unsettling behaviour.

Vicky Cook

The MS Society says the social care system is "failing" thousands of younger disabled adults.

Lincolnshire County Council, who provided Ms Head's care, said a wide range of factors were explored to ensure the appropriate placement was made and that some care homes specialise in specific types of care depending on an individual's needs.

Man who suffered serious burns has died

A man who suffered serious burns in Hull has died.

Emergency services were called to Thanet Road around 20:00 GMT last night.

No one else was injured but the man died at the scene after suffering serious burns.

Police are now investigating the circumstances of the death.

Road closure after police incident

BBC News Travel

The A153 near Belchford has been closed after a police incident.

Avoid the area if possible.

We'll bring you more on this story as we get it.

Owen Cartwright

Lost police helmet discovered

Harry Parkhill

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

A police helmet which went missing last week has been located by Lincolnshire Police.

missing police helmet
Lincolnshire Police

A police officer was dealing with an assault on Lincoln's High Street on Saturday 23 December when a member of the public picked up the helmet and tried it on.

Police were appealing for information from the two people pictured.