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Clare Crooks

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  1. East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire's top stories

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

  2. Organ donation 'opt out'

    MPs have backed plans that could change the rules on organ donation consent in England.

    It would mean people having to "opt out" if they don't want their organs used after death.

    The bill passed its first parliamentary hurdle today with the support of the Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle, Emma Hardy:

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    Video caption: Emma Hardy backed plans for an "opt out" if people don't want organs used after death
  3. Lifesaving leisure centre staff get national recognition

    Quick-thinking staff who saved a man's life at a Hull leisure centre last year have been recognised with a national award.


    Regular gym-goer John Lines, from Thorngumbald, collapsed during a game of badminton last November and needed lifesaving CPR and shocks from a defibrillator until paramedics arrived.

    Mr Lines spent three weeks in hospital and has now made a full recovery.

    Ann-Marie Blowman, Dave Loftus and Lee Robinson have been awarded certificates from the Royal Life Saving Society UK for their "professional action" and "calm and effective" work.

    Quote Message: If they hadn't had the training and knowledge, I would not be here today. They thoroughly deserve to be recognised and I want to thank them for everything they did." from John Lines
    John Lines
  4. Booking review after disabled man gets wrong room

    A hotel has said it will review how bookings are made on its website after a disabled man from East Yorkshire wasn't given the adapted room he'd reserved.

    Jason Liversidge

    Jason Liversidge, who has Motor Neurone Disease, had travelled to the capital for a special reception with the Princess Royal but was left in distress after he was given the wrong type of room at a Premier Inn.

    The hotel chain says it'll look at how to make online bookings easier.

  5. BreakingA63 blocked due to accident

    BBC News Travel

    Traffic is currently at a standstill on the A63 at North Ferriby due to an accident.

    The A63 westbound is blocked between B1231 Melton Road and Low Field Lane.

    Three vehicles are involved.

  6. Concern for missing teenagers

    An appeal is being made to help find to two 13-year-olds who have gone missing from Hull.

    Reece Roberts and Leia Waller

    Reece Roberts was reported missing on Wednesday and Leia Waller was reported missing yesterday but they are believed to be together.

    They are known to frequent the Bransholme and Kingswood areas of the city and it was reported they were seen on Kimmeridge Close earlier today.

    Humberside Police are appealing for them to get in touch.

  7. Microchip scanning devices now in police stations

    A scheme to trace owners of stray and lost dogs is under way in East Yorkshire police stations.

    Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for community involvement and local partnerships at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Stuart Allen, the council's senior Dog Warden and Humberside Police's PC Brandon Ward

    Microchip scanning devices can now be found in police stations in Beverley, Bridlington, Goole and Hornsea/Withernsea.

    All dogs must now be microchipped by law so any lost or stray pets can be scanned by police staff and reunite with their owners without the involvement of the council’s dog wardens.

    Quote Message: Being able to quickly identify a dog’s owner when it has been used for committing offences and abandoned allows us to follow up further lines of enquiry very quickly. Another benefit is that we can identify dogs which have been reported lost or stolen and return them to their rightful owner.” from Wildlife/rural crime officer, Humberside Police PC Brandon Ward
    Wildlife/rural crime officer, Humberside PolicePC Brandon Ward
  8. Warning over roadside flyposting in East Yorkshire

    Signs like this one advertising Beverley's Mistletoe Fair were put up by the side of roads without permission at various locations across East Yorkshire last year, according to the county council.


    Now, the business responsible, Cottage Industries Ltd, of Ings Lane, Dunswell, has been ordered to pay £1,763 for fly-posting.

    East Riding of Yorkshire Council gave the firm the chance to remove the signs itself, but after failing to do so took the company was taken to court.

    All advertising should take place on private land but may be subject to planning restrictions, the council warns.

    Quote Message: We will act to investigate any signs put up on the highway without permission as they could be a hazard to motorists." from Mike Featherby Head of streetscene services, East Riding Council
    Mike FeatherbyHead of streetscene services, East Riding Council
  9. Did you see a crash and assault?

    Humberside Police are looking for two men who could be brothers or twins following an alleged assault on a driver in East Yorkshire on 16 February.

    A63 near The Loftsome Bridge Coaching House

    The driver says he overtook a red Seat Ibiza on the A63 near The Loftsome Bridge Coaching House near Wressle which he claims was then deliberately driven into the back of him.

    The Seat driver then overtook and pulled over further down the road.

    Two men got out and flagged the victim down before allegedly dragging him from his car.

    Other drivers stopped to help and the suspects drove off.