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  1. Hull's Spurn Lightship to move for first time in 30 years

    Hull's historic Spurn Lightship will be moved on Wednesday 5 September for the first time in more than 30 years.

    Spurn Lightship

    It is being relocated to another part of Hull Marina, ahead of work to build a footbridge over one of the city's busiest roads.

    The bridge is the first phase of a major project to improve the A63 Castle Street.

    The lightship will undergo specialist conservation work, before moving to a new permanent home on the Marina in 2021.

  2. Hull pensioner on mobility scooter assaulted by two men

    Police are looking for two men who assaulted and robbed an elderly man in Hull.

    Wawne Road

    The 72-year-old was riding his mobility scooter on Wawne Road at about 19:00 on Sunday 12 August when it started to run out of power.

    A man is then believed to have stopped and offered to give him a push, before coming back with another man to push the scooter along Castle Hill Road.

    It is then alleged that the men assaulted him before stealing his money and a ring.

    Police want to speak to anyone who saw what happened.

  3. Environment Agency defends state of rat-riddled river

    The state of a river in Grimsby which has been criticised for the number of rats and the amount of rubbish in it has been defended by the Environment Agency.

    Video content

    Video caption: A Grimsby river is so full of rubbish it's attracting rats which appear to walk on water

    The environment agency says it regularly carries out maintenance on the River Freshney for flood defence purposes.

    It s staff cut weeds on the banks and upper reaches of the river earlier this summer, the agency adds.

    Quote Message: We appreciate natural weed can be unsightly, particularly at this time of year when it grows prolifically and clings to the rubbish people carelessly throw away." from Environment Agency spokesperson
    Environment Agency spokesperson
  4. Rescue as training yacht runs aground in Humber estuary

    Twelve people had to be rescued from a training yacht which had run aground in the Humber estuary yesterday.

    RNLI logo

    The RNLI Humber Lifeboat was called to help the vessel which had a total of 18 people on board and was heeling over near Paull on the north bank of the Humber.

    Crews helped 12 people on board the lifeboat and the remaining six were able to sail the yacht back to safety.

  5. In pictures: Spectacular Yorkshire sunsets

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Today is the last day of meteorological summer and last night we were treated to some gorgeous sunsets across Yorkshire.

    Thanks to our BBC Weather Watchers for sending these great pictures in from across the region:

  6. Box of chickens found dumped on doorstep in Hull

    When a man in Hull was woken up in the middle of the night by tapping on his window, he didn't expect to find a box of chickens dumped on his doorstep.

    Two chickens

    Two hens and five chicks had been left in boxes outside the man's door in the early hours of Friday 17 August, according to the RSPCA.

    The birds are currently being looked after by the charity.

    RSPCA Inspector Jilly Dickinson said: "We would like to hear from anyone who might recognise them or know where they’ve come from.

    "However, I’m doubtful that anyone will come forward to claim them as it appears to me that their owner has abandoned them."

  7. Women and dogs in Flamborough high tide rescue

    Two women and two dogs were rescued after getting cut off by the high tide at Flamborough yesterday evening.

    South Landing, Flamborough

    The Bridlington RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was called to help the women who had been walking on the beach at South Landing.

    They were taken to safety and weren't hurt, according to the RNLI.

    Quote Message: It was a glorious evening to walk on the beach, but even when the water is calm people need to be aware of high tides." from Andy Brompton Bridlington Lifeboat
    Andy BromptonBridlington Lifeboat
  8. Thousands of illegal cigarettes hidden in Hull shop walls

    The owner of a shop in Hull has been fined after illegal cigarettes were found hidden inside the walls of his store.

    Hundreds of packets of cigarettes

    Thousands of cigarettes and packs of tobacco were found hidden behind a false fuse box at the One Pound Plus shop on Beverley Road.

    The discovery was made during an HM Revenue and Customs investigation in December 2017.

    In total, the cigarettes and tobacco were worth £4,098 in unpaid duty, according to customs officers.

    Badran Said, 42, of Napier Street, Burton-on-Trent, admitted excise fraud at Hull Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

    He was fined £680 plus costs and compensation.

  9. Won't get fooled: Conmen targeted by Yorkshire Water

    A new scheme to root out conmen who claim to represent Yorkshire Water but are actually out to rob people has been launched by the utility company.

    Yorkshire Water representative

    It comes after several people were targeted by bogus officials in Allerton, near Bradford.

    Now Yorkshire Water is urging people to sign up to its free password scheme.

    It works by letting customers set up an "agreed personal password" with them, which the company will use if they call or visit them.

    Yorkshire Water says people should always ask to see a caller's ID, not let them in until they've seen it and then call the company's offices if they are unsure.

    For more information, click here.

  10. £1m Beverley road resurfacing project complete

    Drivers in the Beverley can breathe a sigh of relief as a major project to resurface roads has been completed.

    Resurfaced road on North Bar Within

    East Riding of Yorkshire Council says £995,000 has been spent on resurfacing several roads and mini roundabouts in the town centre and in Leconfield.

    The work started in May and the council say the work is now finished.

  11. Thousands expected for Hull Freedom Festival

    The annual Freedom Festival gets under way in Hull today, with thousands of visitors expected over the weekend.

    Moon in Hull Minster

    The festival includes more than 200 performances, including acrobats scaling the front of Hull College, a parade of giant puppets and street theatre.

    Rehearsals have been taking place across the city centre and yesterday a giant model of the moon was lifted into place at Hull Minster.

  12. Family's thanks for public in murder investigation

    The family of a man who died in Grimsby have thanked members of the public for their help with the investigation into his death.

    Peter Craven

    Peter Craven, 48, died from serious head injuries two weeks ago at a property on Oxford Street.

    Humberside Police say they have had a good response to their appeal for information and are following up a number of good lines of enquiry.

    Three men have been arrested and questioned, along with a 29-year-old woman who has been released under investigation.

    Quote Message: Peter was a well-loved man. He was a popular son, brother and uncle who enjoyed his life. His family have thanked everyone who has come forward so far with information to help us find his killer." from Det Ch Insp Christine Calvert Humberside Police
    Det Ch Insp Christine CalvertHumberside Police