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  1. East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire's top stories

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

  2. Lincolnshire's top stories

    The top stories from across Lincolnshire so far today include:

  3. Weather: A mild night, but rain on the way

    It'll be a cloudy and milder night to come with spells of rain.

    Weather chart

    Looking ahead to tomorrow, it's going to be cloudy, wet, and windy for much of the day, with the occasional sunny spell.

    It'll feel very warm though, with temperatures reaching 14C (57F) in places.

  4. Lorry driver Ashley Cole denies causing fatal A66 crash

    A lorry driver from Sheffield has denied causing the death of another motorist in a crash on the A66 in Cumbria.

    Ashley Cole

    Jamie Armstrong, 30, from Haltwhistle, Northumberland, died at the scene near Kirkby Stephen at about 05:50 on 8 September 2016.

    Appearing at Carlisle Crown Court, Ashley Cole (pictured), 56, of Mellor Lea Farm, Ecclesfield, denied causing death by dangerous driving.

    He was bailed and will go on trial on 20 August.

    In a tribute released at the time of his death, Mr Armstrong's family said he "was a fun-loving lad who loved travelling and work. He always lived life to the full".

  5. Headteacher thanks police after school evacuation

    A headteacher has thanked police for their help evacuating a school after an armed response to an incident nearby on Thursday.


    A school play was being staged at Bourne Academy when a "domestic incident" sparked the armed response next to the school on Thursday.

    Headteacher Laurence Riley passed on the school's thanks and said the police "escorted people from the site and ensured everyone at the production stayed calm".

    There's still a police presence on Edinburgh Crescent in the town.

  6. Watch: Volunteers turn out in force for beach clean

    More than 100 volunteers turned up to help clean-up beaches on the East Yorkshire coast today.

    Yorkshire Wildlife Trust organised the event following last week's stormy weather, which washed up thousands of lobsters, crabs and fish, along with large amounts of plastic waste.

    Bex Lynam, from the trust, explains why today's clean-up was so important:

    Video content

    Video caption: More than 100 volunteers turned up to help.
  7. Three arrested over Huddersfield shooting

    Three men have been arrested after a man was shot outside a takeaway in Huddersfield on Monday.


    It happened in the early hours of Monday morning outside Raja's takeaway on Bradford Road.

    A 24-year-old man suffered serious injuries and has been treated in hospital.

    A 24-year-old man has been arrested for attempted murder.

    Two further men, aged 20 and 22, have been arrested for assisting an offender.

  8. In pictures: What a difference a day makes

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's so strange to think that yesterday parts of Leeds looked like this:


    The picture above is from Farsley, by the way

    Meanwhile, today the centre of Leeds looks like this:


    Thanks to Gary Gimmick for sending this BBC Weather Watchers picture in.

    What a difference a day makes!

  9. Pothole repairs take priority in North Lincolnshire

    North Lincolnshire Council says its crews will be out in force over the next few weeks fixing potholes on the area's roads.

    Pothole before and after it has been repaired

    The authority says it's part of a £49m investment in improving roads over the next four years.

    It says fixing potholes is being prioritised:

    Quote Message: We have seen an increase in number of potholes due to the recent bad weather and motorists will see crews out repairing the roads in the coming weeks." from Councillor Richard Hannigan North Lincolnshire Council
    Councillor Richard HanniganNorth Lincolnshire Council
  10. Shop owner 'mortified' over windows fine

    A business owner who was landed with fine for installing plastic windows says she's "mortified" to have broken the law.


    Julia Simmons, who owns and runs Katmandu in Boston's West Street, has been fined £300 for illegally installing the PVC windows.

    She was also ordered to pay £1,119.07 costs for "failing to comply with a legal notice" which told her to remove the windows.

    Ms Simmons says she installed the first of two windows 16 years ago and the second just over five years ago, but has only just been fined for breaching planning laws.

    Boston Borough Council says the windows "harmed the character of the building".

    The council said it "had tried all avenues to resolve the matter without the need to take legal proceedings, but Ms Simmons' failure to properly engage with the council left them with no other option".

    Quote Message: I've never broken the law in my life. It's the first prosecution I've had and I'm mortified...I think they've got a duty of care to explain these things to lay-persons like myself, which they did not do." from Julie Simmons Business owner
    Julie SimmonsBusiness owner
  11. Parents warned over web safety after paedophile sentenced

    The NSPCC has urged parents to talk to their children about online safety after a former TV producer was jailed today for trying to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex in Leeds.

    Kieran Creaven

    Kieran Creaven flew from Ireland to Leeds intending to meet the girl, but was confronted by so-called paedophile hunters who had tricked him into thinking the girl was real.

    An NSPCC spokesperson said: "Creaven’s victim may have been fictitious, but the threat he poses to children is very real.

    "This case shows just how vital it is for parents and others talk to children about how to stay safe online."

  12. In pictures: The first signs of spring

    It may be officially spring (meteorologically speaking at least), but it certainly hasn't felt like it in recent weeks.

    However, if these photos sent in by our BBC Weather Watchers are anything to go by, it's starting to look a little bit more like spring out there.

    Thanks to Weather Watcher Ar for sending this snap of spring blooms in Grimsby:

    Flowers blooming

    This shot of blue skies and snowdrops in Kellington are a clear sign that spring has sprung:

    Snowdrops in front of a church
  13. MoD delays final mustard gas clean-up

    The final stage of a clean-up operation to rid a Lincolnshire woodland of deadly mustard gas has been delayed, the Ministry of Defence has confirmed.

    mustard gas

    Roughton Moor Woods, near Woodhall Spa, has been the centre of a major operation since the discovery of the chemical weapon in October last year.

    Two people suffered minor burns after unearthing several canisters on 1 October.

    This led to a major search and decontamination exercise, involving specialist military personnel and police.

    MoD work was due to be finished in the woodland this weekend, but it's been delayed because the expert team is "currently required elsewhere in the country".

    The woodland will remain cordoned off until the team returns, which is predicted to be in a fortnight's time.

  14. CCTV released after Doncaster burglary

    Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him after a burglary in Doncaster.


    It happened on 25 February in Tickhill Road when two men broke into the house through the back door.

    They then forced their way into two locked rooms in the house and took a large quantity of gold jewellery.

    If you think you know him, call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

  15. TV producer jailed for attempting to meet underage girl

    An Irish former TV sports producer who flew from Dublin to Leeds to meet a 13-year-old girl for sex, but was actually tricked by so-called paedophile hunters, has been jailed for 18 months.

    Kieran Creaven

    Kieran Creaven, who worked at Irish broadcaster RTE, was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court today and admitted attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity last year.

    He also pleaded guilty to attempting to meet a child following grooming for a sexual purpose.

    The offences were said to have taken place from 1 July, when the defendant first made contact online, to 18 November when he arrived at The Queens Hotel in the city.

    At a hearing in November, prosecutor Jill Seddon told Leeds Magistrates' Court that Creaven, from Dublin, sent an explicit photograph.

  16. Elderly woman robbed in Cleethorpes

    An elderly woman was pushed to the ground and robbed as she walked to work in Cleethorpes this morning, say police.

    Officers say the 70-year-old was left very shaken and she injured her wrist in the incident on Grant Street at about 05:10.

    Police say they are looking for two men aged 20 to 25 who were clean shaven and of average build and wearing black.

    Quote Message: If you live in the area we'd be very grateful if you could check your gardens and bins to see if any items have been thrown away." from Det Insp James Fairgrieve Humberside Police
    Det Insp James FairgrieveHumberside Police
  17. When it comes to bridges...bigger is better in York

    Imagine a future that looks like this:


    That's right, folks, it's the news we've all been waiting for: a wider shared-use pedestrian and cycle bridge connecting York's station and city centre has been given planning permission.

    Scarborough Bridge will be nearly three times its current width and cyclists, wheelchair users and people pushing prams will be able to use it with ease, the council says.

  18. RTE producer jailed over child sex charges in Leeds

    A former TV sports producer who was confronted by so-called paedophile hunters in Leeds has been jailed for 18 months.

    Kieran Creaven

    Kieran Creaven, who worked for the Irish broadcaster RTE, flew from Ireland to Leeds intending to meet a girl of 13.

    However, he had actually been in touch with a group trying to catch sex offenders and was filmed in City Square being led off by a police officer.

    At Leeds Crown Court in December, the 55-year-old admitted attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity.