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Summary

  1. Future of famous Hull music venue secured
  2. Container full of hazardous waste stolen
  3. Villagers aim to buy local pub
  4. Live updates on Friday 16 February 2018

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By Folarin Sagaya

All times stated are UK

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  1. Today's top stories

    The top stories from East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire so far today include:

    Updates on breaking news and travel will continue here through the night.

  2. Watch: Tonight's weather forecast

    Dry this evening and overnight with some clear spells. A touch of frost, especially across Lincolshire where temperatures could drop below freezing.

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    Video caption: Weather with Keeley Donovan
  3. Watch: Hull boss on tonight's FA Cup tie against Chelsea

    "On paper Chelsea should win" - Tiger's boss on tonight's FA Cup fifth round tie against Premier League giants Chelsea.

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    Video caption: Manager Nigel Adkins speaks ahead of Hull City's FA Cup fifth round tie
  4. Exhibition about Hull's relationship with Italy to open

    An exhibition focusing on Hull's links with Italy is set to open in the city.

    Italian Connections will be at the Streetlife Museum (pictured below) and will look at the history of people from Italy who settled in Hull.

    Streetlife Museum

    It'll feature links dating back to medieval times, as well as looking at the relationship between Hull and Italy during the First and Second World Wars.

    The exhibition will open on Saturday 24 February.

  5. Region sees growth in IT sector

    A boom in the IT and business industry has seen almost 90,000 jobs created in Yorkshire and the Humber since 2010.

    Bar chart with IT jobs grown in Yorkshire and Humber

    Latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions show the sector is one of the main drivers for growth, and responsible for over 1.65m jobs across the country.

    It's thought to be down to demand for the internet, wireless cloud technologies and mobile phones.

    Quote Message: We had record-breaking employment levels across Britain last year, and since 2010 the number of people working in Yorkshire & the Humber has gone up by 146,000. During that period 88,000 new jobs have been created in the IT sector, and it’s easy to see why those kind of skills are in such popular demand by employers. The world’s gone digital, and we’re all having to adapt to that." from Esther McVey Work and Pensions Secretary
    Esther McVeyWork and Pensions Secretary
  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 North Yorkshire eastbound

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    M62 North Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J34 for A19 Selby and J35 for M18.

    M62 North Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 eastbound between J34, A19 (Selby) and J35, M18 (Langham), because of vehicle having a tyre changed. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Increase in Chinese visitors to Yorkshire

    There's been a big increase in the number of Chinese visitors coming to Yorkshire.

    Chinese tourists

    Research by Visit Britain shows the figure has more than doubled since 2012 - with 20,000 tourists holidaying here in 2016.

    The information has been released to coincide with the start of the Chinese Year of the Dog.

    Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of tourism organisation Welcome to Yorkshire, said “China is fast becoming the biggest force in world tourism and we’re delighted to see a huge increase in visits to this part of the world."

  8. Your afternoon weather forecast

    Looking like a dry afternoon with sunny spells continuing though turning hazy at times, along with a south west breeze.

    Maximum temperature of 9C (48F).

    Friday afternoon's weather
  9. Container with hazardous waste stolen

    A container holding asbestos has been stolen from a property East Yorkshire.

    Container

    It went missing from premises on Saddlethorpe Broad Lane in Brough.

    Police say the container holds hazardous waste which needs to be disposed of correctly.

  10. Record number of burst pipes in freezing weather

    The recent cold snap is taking its toll on Yorkshire's water pipes - with 400 burst pipes in Leeds in the last three months alone.

    Burst pipe

    Over Yorkshire 1,100 leaks on the water system were repaired in just December - a record according to Yorkshire Water.

    The freezing weather causes underground pipes to contract and thaw, resulting in leaks or bursts occurring which are then fixed.

    Yorkshire Water say they have a team of 200 "leakage inspectors" using drones, "acoustic ears" and even satellites to find leaks.

    Quote Message: The prolonged freezing weather has led to a spike in our repair work, but we are committed in the long term to reducing our leakage rate by 40% by 2025." from Andrew Roach Yorkshire Water
    Andrew RoachYorkshire Water
  11. There's a new zoo in town

    Two hundred knitted animals have gone on display at Hull's History Centre to help teach children about the city's lost zoo.

    Hull's 19th century Zoological Gardens off Springbank was once home to lions, tigers, and elephants.

    Woolly Zoo display at Hull History Centre

    Traces of that colourful history are hard to find, which is why historians have created a Woolly Zoo.

    Entry is free and visitors have until April to see the display.

  12. Villagers join forces to try to buy local pub

    A group of villagers in Thwing near Driffield in East Yorkshire are hoping to buy a mothballed pub and to turn it into the hub of their community.

    Falling Stone pub

    If the plans come off, the Falling Stone pub will house a shop, a cafe, sporting and meeting facilities and provide a takeaway food service.

    There's a meeting for would-be investors in the village tomorrow.

  13. BreakingSome fish cakes 'contaminated with plastic pieces'

    Some fish cakes produced in Grimsby are being withdrawn from sale after being found to be contaminated with small pieces of hard plastic and potentially small pieces of metal.

    Grimsby-based Young's Seafood is recalling packs of its 'Young’s Chip Shop Fish Cakes 6 Pack'.

    Photograph of Young’s Chip Shop Fish Cakes 6 Pack

    The packs being recalled are from a batch "where a small number of the fish cakes were found to have been contaminated with small pieces of hard plastic and potentially small pieces of metal".

    Only Fish Cakes with production codes AAL 7209K, AAL 7209L, AAK 7222J & AAL 7222K are said to be affected.

    Customers are advised no to eat the product and are being asked to call 0800 496 8647 or email care@youngsseafood.co.uk for advice on refunds.

  14. Reactions to Hull Adelphi's future

    With the news that Hull's famous Adelphi, now in its 34th year, has secured its its long-term future, a few notable figures associated with the club have been weighing in:

    The Kaiser Chiefs at the Adelphi
    Quote Message: The Adelphi and its ethos are not typical of any performance space in the UK. We believe CIC status will give the Adelphi the opportunity to serve the community for a further 34 years and beyond, a legacy for the city of Hull.” from Paul Jackson Founder, The Adelphi
    Paul JacksonFounder, The Adelphi
    Quote Message: The Adelphi makes perfect sense as a venue. It commands respect as it reeks of history. I'd visited 20 or so times before I finally got to play there. Everyone in the band was much better off for the experience. It took us back 8-9 years to an era when everything in the band was wild, exciting and delightfully confused." from Bob Nastanovich Pavement (US indie rock band)
    Bob NastanovichPavement (US indie rock band)