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Beverley plane crash: Pilot not qualified for night flight

A light aircraft pilot who died alongside his passenger when he crashed near Beverley Airfield was not qualified to fly at night, an investigation has found.

A light aircraft crashed
BBC

The 76-year-old pilot and his passenger died when his Cessna F172 Skyhawk crashed on farmland near the airport at about 18:30 on 10 October.

He was flying from Scotland to Beverley in October but was delayed because of technical problems, meaning he would have to land in the dark.

An investigation by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch found the pilot didn't hold a licence for night flying.

The report also found the pilot was attempting to land after asking a friend to light up the airfield using his car's headlights.

Watch: Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

There's a risk of some isolated showers today but it will stay dry for most with temperatures of up to 23C.

Welcome to Yorkshire: Peer calls for board to resign

A tourism body's board should resign after "damning and breathtaking" reports were published into the running of the company, a peer said.

Gary Verity
BBC

The two Welcome to Yorkshire (WtY) reports say expenses claims were made without receipts and staff felt unable to speak out about bad behaviour.

Lord Paul Scriven said "fundamental change" was needed to regain its reputation.

A WtY spokesman said: "Where we have let people down, we are truly sorry."

The company, which receives over £1m in public funding a year, set up the independent investigations after its former boss Sir Gary Verity (pictured) resigned in March.

One investigation, carried out by accountancy firm BDO, considered expenses claims made by all WtY staff over a three-year period.

The other, completed by Clarion Solicitors, investigated culture, governance procedures and management.

Lord Scriven said: "These reports are damning and also breathtaking, it shows that Welcome to Yorkshire had no governance at the top, no financial control.

Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Early cloud and rain is expected to clear this morning.

The afternoon will be dry with sunny spells and a light wind.

It'll be dry with some late sunny spells this evening:

weather graphic
BBC

Man who went missing from Beverley found 'safe and well'

A man who went missing from the Beverley area on Sunday has been found "safe and well" by police.

Humberside Police thanked everyone who had shared an appeal to find Barrington Deyes, 41.

Arrest as woman with dementia punched on Bridlington trip

A man has been arrested after a woman with dementia, who was on a trip to Bridlington, was punched in the face while wearing a badge saying "I have Alzheimer's please be patient".

Joy Watson
PA Media

The 56-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with the incident in a layby near to Bracey Bridge, in which Joy Watson, 61, suffered a broken eye socket.

Mrs Watson, of Eccles, Salford, claimed a man had attacked her at the side of the A164 on Sunday 7 July, after she told him he was mistreating his dog.

A man, from Wakefield, has been arrested on suspicion of section 18 GBH and has been released under investigation.

Bomb disposal deal with 'suspicious object' in Hornsea

An East Yorkshire beach is back open today after bomb disposal experts well called on Tuesday to deal with a "suspicious object".

The "suspicious object"
Hornsea Coastguard

The corner of South Promenade and Sands Lane, in Hornsea, was cordoned off yesterday after a member of the public found the suspected ordnance and put it on top of a bin.

Bomb disposal van
BBC

Army explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) specialists attended the scene and removed the item for safe disposal.

A soldier with the item
BBC

A spokesman for the Coastguard said the area is close to a former RAF bombing range and it was possible the item had been washed ashore by the sea.

Swine dysentery concerns disrupt Driffield Show

The Driffield Show has cancelled its pig section after a case of swine dysentery was confirmed nearby.

Pig tent
BBC

This big marquee will now remain empty with organisers saying the "difficult" decision "has not been taken lightly".

In a statement on the Driffield Show website organisers said the decision was made consultation with vets after an outbreak of the bacterial disease in a neighbouring area.

There are also special measures in place after a local case of Equine Flu and documentation confirming vaccinations must be provided before horses are unloaded at the show.

Last week, pig classes at the Great Yorkshire Show were also cancelled as a "precaution" after one of the animals fell ill at a recent show, although tests later came back negative.

Watch: Wednesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's going to be another warm and sunny day with temperatures up to 24C, though we may see a scattering of showers in places.

Overnight it will turn cloudy with showery outbreaks.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Wednesday morning, most services appear to be running to time, however:

  • the 09:03 service from York to Newcastle is running about 12 minutes late
  • the 09:06 service from Sheffield to Adwick has been cancelled
  • the 09:30 service from Doncaster to London Kings Cross has been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Yorkshire's weather: Cloudy with light rain later

BBC Weather

It will be dry this morning with some sunny spells, although the sunshine may be rather hazy.

The afternoon will be cloudier with an increasing chance of showers developing.

There will be showers and longer spells of rain tonight, this perhaps heavy at times.

A weather graphic
BBC

Pictured: 'Suspicious object' closes East Yorkshire beach

This is believed to be the "suspicious object" which has closed part of an East Yorkshire beach.

Suspect ordnance
BBC

The corner of South Promenade and Sands Lane were cordoned off after a member of the public found the suspected ordnance and put it on top of a bin.

Suspect ordnance
BBC

A spokesman for the Coastguard said the area is close to a former RAF bombing range and it was possible the item had been washed ashore by the sea.

Police tape at the scene
BBC

He added: "We're in attendance at the moment and are seeking advice from the bomb disposal team."

Police cordon off beach after 'suspicious object' found

Part of an East Yorkshire beach has been cordoned off by police after reports of a "suspicious object" being found.

The corner of South Promenade and Sands Lane in Hornsea
Google

The corner of South Promenade and Sands Lane in Hornsea has been cordoned off.

The Coastguard says teams are there helping the police.

A spokesman said a member of the public found "what appears to be an ordnance and put it on top of a bin".

He said the area is close to a former RAF bombing range and it was possible the item had been washed ashore by the sea.

He added: "We're in attendance at the moment and are seeking advice from the bomb disposal team."

Police e-fit after Bridlington screwdriver attack

Police have released an e-fit after an attempted robbery in Bridlington where a man was attacked with a screwdriver.

E-fit
Humberside Police

A man was reportedly approached on Windsor Crescent on Sunday and asked for his mobile phone.

He was allegedly assaulted with a screwdriver but managed to get away, suffering what's believed to be a minor injury.

Humberside Police have now created an e-fit of a man they want to identify in connection with the incident.

Watch: Yorkshire ice cream parlour gives dogs a 'cone'

An ice cream parlour in East Yorkshire is making dog-friendly gelato.

Neil Saunders, from Pocklington, came up with a recipe that he says is easily digestible for pooches.

It's made with chicken stock which seems to have set a few tails wagging:

UK's 'worst speeder' caught doing 162mph in Yorkshire

A driver was caught travelling at 162mph on th M1 in South Yorkshire, the fastest speed recorded across the whole of the UK in 2018.

Cars speeding on a motorway
PA Media

According to figures obtained by road safety charity Brake, four of the ten fastest speeds recorded were measured on roads in Yorkshire, with one motorist caught driving 152mph in a 50mph zone on the M62.

In total 2252 motorists were caught driving at speeds in excess of 100mph by West Yorkshire Police, up from 345 the previous year.

Meanwhile, 19 motorists were caught driving at speeds in excess of 100mph by South Yorkshire Police last year and 156 in the area covered by Humberside Police.

Speed cameras on a motorway
PA Media/Andrew Matthews

North Yorkshire Police did not respond to the charity's Freedom of Information request.

Nationally, a total of 9,596 motorists were clocked doing over 100mph prompting Brake to call for anyone caught driving at this speed to be automatically banned.

Joshua Harris, director of campaigns for Brake, said: “We have to make sure these dangerous, selfish drivers are taken off our roads."

A car zooming past a speed camera
PA Media/Danny Lawson

Watch: Tuesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's going to be a dry and fine day with plenty of sunshine.

Temperatures could reach as high as 25C in places.

Overnight it'll stay dry with temperatures dropping to about 13C.

Have you seen this man?

Police say they are "concerned" about the whereabouts of a man missing from East Yorkshire.

Barrington Deyes
Humberside Police

Barrington Deyes,41, was last seen in the Beverley area yesterday.

Humberside Police says it wants anyone who sees him or who knows where he might be to get in touch.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Tuesday morning, most services appear to be running to time, however:

  • The 08:44 service from York to Plymouth via Leeds is running about 36 minutes late
  • The 08:57 service from York to London Kings Cross is running about 25 minutes late
  • The 08:50 service from Leeds to Manchester Airport in cancelled
  • The 08:53 service from Doncaster to Birmingham New street is running about 38 minutes late
  • The 08:56 service from Doncaster to London Kings Cross is cancelled
  • The 09:23 service from Wakefield Westgate to Plymouth is running about 35 minutes late
  • The 09:24 service from Sheffield to Birmingham New Street is running about 32 minutes late

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Yorkshire's Tuesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

It'll be a dry, warm day today with sunny spells, and the small chance of an occasional shower.

Tonight should be dry with clear periods and a little warmer than last night:

Weather graphic
BBC

Firefighters called to Hull park 10 times in one month

Firefighters have reportedly been called to a Hull park 10 times this month, after deliberate fires caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Damage
Karl Turner MP

Vandals are also said to have damaged children's play equipment and the outdoor gym at Barbara Robson Playing Fields in Sutton.

Damage
Karl Turner MP

Labour MP for Hull East Karl Turner is calling for the authorities to come together to find a way of tackling the anti-social behaviour issues.

Watch: Monday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Good morning, it's going to be a dry and fine day for most of us with temperatures reaching 23C in places:

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Monday morning, most services appear to be running to time, however:

  • The 08:52 service from York to Manchester Airport is cancelled
  • The 09:09 service from York to Liverpool Lime Street is cancelled
  • The 09:15 service from Doncaster to Leeds is cancelled
  • The 09:32 from Wakefield Westgate to Leeds is cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Yorkshire trio's World Cup glory

Three of Yorkshire's finest have helped England's cricketers to World Cup glory.

England cricket team
PA Media

Sheffield's Joe Root and Bradford's Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid were part of the England team which beat New Zealand to win the men's World Cup for the first time.

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow
PA

In an emotional and electric atmosphere at Lord's, both sides scored 241 in their 50 overs and were level on 15 when they batted for an extra over apiece.

Adil Rashid
PA Media

It meant England were crowned world champions by virtue of having scored more boundary fours and sixes - 26 to New Zealand's 17 - in the entire match.

Joe Root, pictured above in the arms of a celebrating Bairstow, said:"Wow! What a day, what a tournament.

"Everyone has done everything asked of them - we have performed under pressure."

Yorkshire's sunny Monday weather forecast

BBC Weather

It will be fine, dry and warm today, with sunny periods and only a little fair-weather cloud developing and a small chance of showers in the afternoon.

Tonight will be dry and mainly clear with light winds:

Weather graphic
BBC

Teen arrested as drugs and air rifle found in Pocklington

A teenager has been arrested after police seized drugs, cash and an air rifle in Pocklington.

Suspect drugs
Humberside Police

The 18-year-old man was arrested after police carried out a warrant at a property on The Oval, seizing what's thought to be ecstasy and cocaine.

Humberside Police found 40 tablets, a large bag of white powder, £560 in cash, electronic scales, mobile phones as well as the weapon and ammunition.

Items seized by police
Humberside Police

The suspect has been released under investigation while police probe whether there are "any connections to the supply of these drugs outside of our force area".

BAE redundancies to continue as Kuwait says no to jets

Defence giant BAE Systems is to continue with a redundancy programme to get rid of nearly 400 jobs after Kuwait terminated its interest in purchasing Hawk aircraft from the company.

The BAE Brough site
BBC

The firm announced in October 2017 that there would be 393 redundancies from its aircraft factory in Brough, which makes the Hawk training jet.

Since then 147 workers have taken voluntary redundancy, 61 people have got new jobs in different parts of the company and have been retrained while others are continuing to apply for redundancy.

The Haltemprice and Howden MP David Davis is set to meet with the Ministry of Defence to discuss securing new contracts for BAE in East Yorkshire.

He said: "I will continue to work with BAE, the unions and the government to do everything possible to secure the long-term future of the Brough site and ensure highly-skilled jobs in East Yorkshire are protected.”

Watch: Yorkshire and Lincolnshire forecast for Friday

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Hello and happy Friday!

Here's what to expect weather-wise today and further ahead.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Friday morning, most services appear to be running to time, however:

  • The 07:37 service from York to London Kings Cross is running about 36 minutes late
  • The 07:56 service from York to Burley Park is running about 15 minutes late

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Watch: 'Why did you shoot me grandad?'

The mother of a six-year-old boy shot dead by his great-grandfather says she still cannot "make sense" of the killing.

Jenny Dees' son Stanley Metcalf died after being shot by hit in the abdomen by a pellet, fired from an unlicensed air rifle, in Sproatley, East Yorkshire, on 26 July.

Albert Grannon, 78, of Church Lane, Sproatley, was jailed for three years at Sheffield Crown Court after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

Ms Dees, said her grandfather still "hasn't come to say sorry":

Yorkshire's weather: Sunshine and showers

BBC Weather

A dry start with bright intervals although some patchy cloud may develop later bringing a few showers, some heavy or possibly thundery later.

Any showers will tend to ease around sunset with more low cloud edging in from the north overnight.

a weather graphic
BBC

North Ferriby's new football team host Hull City tonight

North Ferriby's new football team are to host Hull City in a pre-season match tonight in memory of a long-serving Tigers goalkeeper.

After North Ferriby United collapsed earlier this year over unpaid debts, the village rallied together to get a new club off the ground.

Tonight, North Ferriby FC will compete in the Billy Bly Memorial Trophy, in memory of the shot-stopper who played more than 400 times for Hull between 1938 and 1959:

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Girl, 12, allegedly broke Tory rules to vote for Boris

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The Conservatives are investigating claims a 12-year-old girl from East Yorkshire voted in the party leadership contest.

Cody-May, Jayne and Kayleigh
BBC

Kayleigh claims she's voted for Boris Johnson to be the next prime minister, although party rules say members have to be at least 15 to take part in leadership elections.

Her mother Jayne and sister Cody-May, 15, say they're also backing the former mayor of London for the top job in the country.

Kayleigh said: "This country has been trying for three years now to figure out what we're doing and that still hasn't happened.

"I think Boris Johnson is the person to get us out with Brexit and let us leave because it's just not working."

Conservative Party members have to be at least 15 to vote in leadership elections while Labour’s minimum age for membership is 14.

The Liberal Democrats take members from any age but they have to be at least 10 in order to choose the leader.

The Conservatives say they're looking into why someone, who's seemingly too young to vote in the leadership contest, received a ballot paper.

Drax power station strike off after offer of new pay deal

Workers at the Drax power station have called off a 48-hour strike after the offer of a new pay deal.

Drax power station
PA Media

A strike at the site, between Selby and Goole, had been due to go ahead on Sunday but a union confirmed it has now been suspended.

Unite has almost 400 members at the site and it is recommending they accept the offer of a 2.8% pay increase, set to go up to 3% from January next year.

A ballot is set to take place soon, with the GMB union is also said to be recommending that its members accept the offer.

Unite regional officer Kelvin Mawer said: “Over the coming days we will hold meetings with our members to discuss the rationale behind the offer and why we are recommending acceptance"

The power station produces 7% of the UK's electricity supply and is in the process of converting its coal-fired power units to burn wood pellets.

Hull baby ashes scandal: Parents to meet Health minister

Parents whose baby's ashes were scattered without their knowledge will meet with a government health minister today.

Jackie Doyle-Price
UK Parliament

Jackie Doyle-Price, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, will meet families in Hull.

Hull City Council and the boss of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust will also be at the meeting to answer questions.

There have been calls for a public inquiry after 57 families in Hull were not given their child's remains, an internal investigation by the city council found.

Watch: Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It'll be fairly cloudy with heavy showers developing as the day goes on.

By mid-afternoon we could have some very heavy, slow moving downpours, which may turn thundery in places.

It will feel fairly muggy with temperatures up to 23C:

Yorkshire's weather: Cloudy with possible thunder storms

BBC Weather

Cloudy skies with some rain in the morning, but as the afternoon progresses, the rain will become more showery with sunny intervals.

A few rumbles of thunder likely later in the afternoon.

A weather graphic
BBC

There is a Met Office warning for thunderstorms this afternoon for Yorkshire.

Heavy showers could develop with flooding and lightning strikes affecting travel.

Enterprise zones 'failed to deliver' jobs boost in England

A multimillion-pound government policy to boost job creation has failed to deliver, research has revealed.

Enterprise zones
Getty Images

In 2011, the government announced "enterprise zones" in England to try to improve economic growth, forecasting 54,000 new jobs between 2012 and 2015.

But BBC-commissioned research found by 2017 only 17,307 jobs had been created in 24 zones around England, - and in two areas the number of jobs had fallen.

The government said it had created 38,000 jobs since 2012.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) said it did not recognise the methodology used in the research.

Enterprise zones, including Sheffield City Region, Aire Valley Leeds and Humber, offered cheaper business rates, superfast broadband and lower levels of planning control.

The research, which was conducted by think tank charity Centre for Cities using data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), showed the number of jobs created fell short by nearly three-quarters of the amount predicted in the government's initial announcement in 2011.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Thursday morning, most services appear to be running to time, however:

  • The 07:10 service from Wakefield Westgate to Leeds has been cancelled
  • The 07:15 service from Leeds to London Kings Cross has been cancelled
  • The 07:19 service from Doncaster to Sheffield is running about 15 minutes late
  • The 07:28 service from Wakefield Westgate to London Kings Cross has been cancelled
  • The 07:47 service from Hull to Bridlington has been cancelled
  • The 07:47 service from Doncaster to London Kings Cross has been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

'Miracle' triplets home in Hessle after surgery in womb

A set of triplets, who've been described by their parents as a "miracle" after having life-saving surgery while in the womb, have returned home to East Yorkshire.

Tanya and Kris Hall's babies had twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome and doctors didn't expect them to survive.

But, Rupert, Austin and Ethan all survived and this video shows them happy and healthy at home in Hessle:

Yorkshire aviation pioneer honoured with plaque

A Yorkshire aviation pioneer has been honoured with a commemorative plaque today.

Robert Blackburn
BAE Systems

Robert Blackburn was born in Kirkstall in 1885, studied engineering at the University of Leeds and made his first short flight at Filey in 1909.

Robert Blackburn's Side Car Project of 1919
BAE Systems

He went on to set up a company in 1916 on what's now the site of BAE's aircraft factory in Brough in East Yorkshire.

BAE's Brough site
BBC

Today the Transport Trust unveiled a 'red wheel', the equivalent of a blue plaque for places of significance to the transport industry.

Fresh appeal for man charged with Goole rape

Police have issued a fresh appeal for a man from Ghana who disappeared after being arrested when a Goole woman was raped during a date.

Frederick Addo Boateng
Humberside Police

Frederick Addo Boateng failed to answer bail and has been charged in his absence over the incident in January 2014.

He is still thought to be in the country and it's believed he uses a number of aliases including Nana Kuffour, Sean Frimpong and Sean Friagpon.

Police have been unable to trace him "despite extensive ongoing inquiries" and they are now making a new appeal as part of a review of cold cases.

Humberside Police want to hear from anyone who knows the whereabouts of the 36-year-old, described as around 5ft 8in tall with a tattoo of an eagle on his right arm.

Disruption to trains across Yorkshire after lines blocked

There's "major disruption" to trains across Yorkshire after lines were blocked following damage to overhead wires.

A LNER train
Getty Images

National Rail said the issue between Grantham and Peterborough had "seen all lines blocked" with the following routes affected:

  • LNER between Glasgow Central, Edinburgh, Leeds, Harrogate, Newark North Gate and London Kings Cross.
  • Grand Central between Sunderland, Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross.
  • Hull Trains between Hull and London Kings Cross.
  • East Midlands Trains between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich.

According to National Rail's website "trains between these stations may be cancelled, delayed by up to 120 minutes or revised" with the disruption expected to continue until the end of the day.

LNER advised customers "to defer travel to tomorrow" while East Midlands suggested using alternative routes.

Fraud roadshow launched in Hull

The first in a series of road shows warning people about fraud is being held in Hull later.

Police officer figures on top of money
PA Media

It's being organised by Humberside Police following an increase in the number of cases in the region.

There were close to 7,000 victims last year who collectively lost more than £8.5m, the force said.

The event will be taking place at St Stephen's Shopping Centre.

Yorkshire Water's environmental work 'unacceptable'

Yorkshire Water demonstrated an "unacceptable level of performance" to protecting the environment, according to a new report by the Environment Agency.

Glass of water
PA Media

The firm was criticised after recording an increase in the number of serious pollution incidents in 2018 and, as a result, was given a two out of four star rating.

Yorkshire Water said in a statement: "This level of performance is absolutely not reflective of the company’s ambition to protect the environment and falls far short of the standards required to meet our aim to be recognised as an industry leader.”

It said steps taken to address the problem have lead to a 36% reduction in the number of pollution incidents in 2019 compared to the same period last year.

Only one UK water company, Northumbrian Water, was awarded the highest four start rating.

Tour de Yorkshire boosts regional economy by £60m

The 2019 Tour de Yorkshire boosted the region's economy by £60m, according to figures by Welcome to Yorkshire.

Riders in Yorkshire
PA Media

The tourism board says nearly two million people lined the routes for this year's event, with 28m people watching across the work on TV.

The economic figures, which is almost £40m lower than last year, were collected by an independent research company and compiled by Leeds Beckett University.

Watch: Wednesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's a mild start to the day with a lot of cloud around and the possibility of a few spots of drizzle.

Sunny spells will develop through the course of the day though there's always the risk of further showers.

Overnight it will stay mild but those showers will continue in places:

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Wednesday morning, most services appear to be running to time, however:

  • The 08:16 service from Leeds to Bradford Interchange is running about 18 minutes late
  • The 08:31 service from York to Glasgow Central is running about eight minutes late

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below: