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  1. Hull hotel to keep helping homeless after Christmas stay

    A Hull hotel which put up a homeless group over Christmas, will continue to support rough sleepers in the city, it has been claimed.

    Doubletree by Hilton

    Doubletree Hilton stepped in to offer 28 homeless people rooms over Christmas after another hotel cancelled their booking.

    The stay was organised by Raise the Roof Homeless Project - it said the hotel was "happy with how things went".

    In a Facebook post, it said: "We are pleased to tell you that they'll be behind us now throughout the year."

    Raise the Roof, which received £9,000 of donations after it went public over the cancellation, says it will also buy a new food van to help feed people in the city.

  2. From club to cafe

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    One of Scunthorpe's well-known nightclubs is set to transform into a shop, cafe and offices.

    Owner Scott Slingsby submitted the plan to change the use of the Britannia nightclub, Frodingham Road, to North Lincolnshire Council.


    Mr Slingsby said in his plans that the club has fallen victim to "widespread and acknowledged failing trade" in the nightclub scene.

    Now, the authority has given permission for the plans to go-ahead.

    The proposals will see the inside of the 111-year-old building transformed.

    It will include offices, shops, a cafe and a new mezzanine floor at first floor level.

  3. Bus pass for young people launched

    Money collected from drivers through motoring fines has funded a bus pass scheme for young people in Hull.

    Buses in Hull

    The pass is available to anyone aged 19 or under.

    The funding partially comes from the fines imposed on motorists who've driven along bus lanes.

    The KAT card will initially cost £10 week, it will offer young people unlimited travel on any service in the city and is available to buy from the Paragon Interchange.

  4. Stolen keys from hospital staff room used to take car

    Police want to speak to this man after car keys were taken from a staff room at Hull Royal Infirmary before being used to steal a vehicle:

    A man police want to identify

    A coat and three sets of car keys were stolen from the hospital in the early hours of 29 December.

    A grey Hyundai i30 car was then stolen from a car park on Argyle Street.

    The car was driven through a barrier and left in an area along Anlaby Road.

  5. Rise in illegal online taxi services

    Students and teenagers in East Yorkshire are putting themselves in danger by using illegal taxi services on social media, according to councillors.

    A taxi sign

    East Riding Council says it's seen an increase in young people paying cash to get lifts from unlicensed drivers who advertise online.

    Councillor Shaun Horton said: "If you use an unlicensed taxi business online you're booking it blind, you're getting in a vehicle with a stranger, you can't be sure they're safe or the vehicles safe."

  6. Woman treated in hospital for candle burn in North Ferriby

    A woman was treated in hospital after her dress was set on fire by a tea light candle in North Ferriby.

    A tea light

    The candle fell on a tablecloth before burning the woman's legs at a property on Humberdale Drive.

    Humberside Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene on Tuesday and gave her first aid.

    An ambulance then arrived to take her to hospital for a precautionary check up.

  7. White goods warning after dishwasher fires in Hull

    The emergency services have warned of the dangers of white goods in kitchens after two house fires in Hull which were started by dishwashers.

    Calvert Lane

    Crews from Calvert Lane station in Hull (pictured) attended the incidents, both involving appliances which had suffered electrical faults and started fires in the kitchen.

    Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said: "Thankfully no-one was injured in either incident", which took place in the space of 24 hours at the end of last year.

    A dishwasher and a washing machine both damaged by fire

    It has now shared guidelines for avoiding the risk of fire as well as photographs - from the emergency service archives - showing scorched white goods.

    Members of the public have been advised not to overload appliances or leave them running overnight and to make sure they are clean and in good working order.

  8. Watch: Yorkshire's 'slide-bottom' swaps whites for sequins

    Yorkshire cricket legend Ryan Sidebottom is getting his skates on as he prepares to make his reality TV debut.

    Sidebottom, who took more than 1,000 career wickets for Yorkshire and England, has swapped cricket whites for sequins and skates, as he takes part in ITV's Dancing on Ice, which starts on Sunday.

    He says the ice rink feels "a long way" from the famous Headingley turf.

    Here's a short film of him taking a tumble practicing in York in the run-up to Christmas.

    Perhaps for his TV skating endeavours, he should be temporarily renamed "slide-bottom"?:

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    Video caption: Yorkshire cricketer Slide-bottom in the slips
  9. Motorist stopped in East Yorkshire over 'false plates'

    A motorist was stopped in East Yorkshire on suspicion of driving with "false plates" after being banned from the roads.

    Humberside Police say officers followed a black Ford Focus from Greatfield in Hull before it was stopped in Thorngumbald:

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  10. Watch: Friday's weather forecast

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be fairly cloudy through this morning but it should remain dry throughout the day.

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: It'll be fairly cloudy through this morning but it should remain dry throughout the day.
  11. Befriending programme starts in East Yorkshire

    Older people in Hull and East Yorkshire are being befriended by volunteers to help tackle loneliness.

    An older person's hands

    Age UK in the area has started a project to encourage more volunteers to visit the elderly in their community.

    The scheme starts later this month.

  12. Drug and weapon x-ray scanner used at Leeds prison

    An x-ray body scanner has been set up at Leeds Prison in a bid to stop people smuggling in drugs, weapons and phones.

    Leeds prison

    It comes as police warn there's evidence members of organised crime gangs are finding work in jails so they can pass things to inmates.

    Prisons Minister Rory Stewart says he'll resign if levels of drugs and violence at 10 prisons don't fall by August this year under a £10m programme to improve their security and living conditions.

    Yorkshire prisons including Leeds, Hull, Humber, Lindholme, Moorland and Wealstun are among the 10 jails under the spotlight.

    Ben Miller, a prison officer at Leeds, says: "When they go through the scan it produces an image like a hospital x-ray, but not as defined.

    "Suspect packages are identified by straight edges, which clearly should not be inside the human body."

  13. Thousands in Yorkshire wait for mental health assessments

    Nathan Turvey

    BBC Yorkshire

    Thousands of some of the most vulnerable people in Yorkshire could be at risk because of delays in carrying out mental health assessments designed to keep them safe, the BBC has found.

    Man in care home

    People with conditions like dementia who live in a care home or hospital can be prevented from leaving for their own safety, if they're thought to be a danger to themselves or others, as part of what's known as a Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessment.

    But research by the BBC has found that across the Yorkshire region about 12,000 assessments were not completed in the last financial year - and many are still waiting to be assessed more than a year after applying.

    The government says it acknowledges it is "a broken system" and says it's working to fix it.