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In summary: Yorkshire and Humber results

The Brexit Party is up by 36.5% - and UKIP's vote share fell by 26.8%.

Labour and the Conservatives are down by 13% and 12% respectively.

The Lib Dems increased their vote share by 9.3% - the Greens by 5.1%.

Turnout in the area was 33% - pretty similar to the turnout in the last European elections in 2014.

Theresa May to resign as prime minister

Theresa May is to quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving way for contest to decide new UK prime minister.

Theresa May
PA

In an emotional statement in Downing Street Mrs May said she had "done my best" to honour the EU referendum result.

It would remain a matter of "deep regret" that she had been unable to deliver Brexit, she added.

BreakingTheresa May to quit as leader on 7 June

Prime Minister Theresa May says she will resign as leader of the Conservative Party on Friday 7 June.

Theresa May
Reuters

Watch: Friday's weather forecast

Gillian Brown

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It should be dry and fine today, with light winds and a good deal of sunny spells.

Watch my full forecast here:

Hull's maritime history in spotlight in Lottery cash bid

One of Hull's most treasured maritime attractions could be transformed if a bid to the National Lottery Heritage fund is successful.

The redesign of the Hull Maritime Museum
Hull City Council

The bid is part of a £27m project to develop sites celebrating Hull's maritime history.

Plans include a regeneration of the Arctic Corsair, North End Shipyard, Spurn Lightship, Dock Office Chambers and the Hull Maritime Museum.

The North End Shipyard under new plans
Hull City Council

The plans have been on display to the public for the past few weeks.

Yorkshire weather: Sunny start and staying warm

There will be a good deal of dry, warm and sunny weather today, with some patchy cloud likely to develop.

One or two showers may also form this afternoon, although these will be isolated.

Any showers will fade this evening, to leave it dry overnight with clear periods and perhaps one or two mist patches:

Weather graphic
BBC

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 so far.

However, the 07:42 Bradford Interchange to Leeds service is reported to have been cancelled.

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

Concern for Hull man missing without taking medication

Police are very concerned for a Hull man who's gone missing and is not thought to have taken his medication.

Kevin Hunt
Humberside Police

Kevin Hunt has been missing since about 08:30 this morning and was last seen around the Durham Street and Holderness Road area.

The 62-year-old, who usually wears a colourful shirt, is not thought to have any money on him.

Anyone who sees him is asked to contact Humberside Police as soon as possible.

Motorist pulls over and gives lift to chase policeman

A motorist spotted a police officer chasing a wanted man on foot and pulled over to give the officer a lift.

Police uniform
BBC

The "helpful" driver picked up the policeman on Belgrave Drive as he pursued a suspect on a bicycle.

Humberside Police said the officer had been in a patrol car but had abandoned it on Pickering Road to give chase.

The cyclist had started to get away from him but the assistance of the driver, he was able to catch up and arrest the suspect, who has been charged with theft, burglary and fraud.

The driver's identity is currently unknown and police have appealed for him to get in touch so they can thank him for his help.

Two men sought over Hull stabbing

Police are hunting for two men wanted in connection with a stabbing in Hull which left a man in hospital.

Andrew Kyle Reid and Jamie Stewart
Humberside Police

Police want to talk to Andrew Kyle Reid (above left), 33, and Jamie Stewart (above right), 32, after a man was stabbed and assaulted outside shops on Shannon Road at about 23:00 on Sunday.

Det Insp Allison Sweeting said: "I believe they could still be in the Hull area so I am appealing to them to get in touch with us."

Police on the scene
BBC

Members of the public have been warned by police they would be committing a crime if they are "harbouring these wanted men".

A man who was taken to hospital after the incident is described as having serious injuries which are not life-threatening.

Officers have said that those involved are known to each other and "there was and is no further threat to the wider community".

Missing 80-year-old woman found safe and well in Hull

An 80-year-old woman who went missing from Hull has been found safe and well this morning, police say.

Humberside Police thanked members of their public for their "concern" after Annette Redfearn was located in Hull.

Hull University scientists in Vietnam river survey

A team of scientists from the University of Hull has travelled to Vietnam to carry out a river survey.

Gareth Ward with the team of scientists
Gareth Ward

The team is working in the Mekong Delta, studying the Hau River, alongside scientists from Can Tho University.

A scientist at work
Gareth Ward

British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward has shared photographs on Twitter of himself alongside the group of scientists.

Gareth Ward with the team of scientists
Gareth Ward

Jansin Turgut: Hull FC auctions jerseys to support family

Jerseys worn by Jansin Turgut are to be auctioned off by Hull FC to help raise funds to support their ex-player who's in hospital with "severe injuries" in Ibiza after falling from the third floor of a multi-storey car park.

Jansin Turgut
PA/Tim Goode

The club says money raised from selling the matchday strips will go to the family of the 23-year-old "during their hour of need" as they remain by his bedside at the Nuestra Senora del Rosario Clinic Hospital.

Talks are currently under way between Hull FC and Salford - who released the forward earlier this month - about further fundraising when the two sides play each other next month.

Thousands of bags of litter cleared in roads spring clean

More than 5,000 bags of litter have been collected from Yorkshire's motorways over the last two months in a big spring clean, Highways England has revealed.

Litter pickers
HIghways England

The organisation's "litter champion", Tim Calvert, says: "Staff found settees, microwaves, a carpet and even a mattress dumped at the side of the M1 and M18."

Rubbish bags
Highways England

Nationally, about 200,000 bags of litter are collected from UK motorways every year, according to Highways England.

Watch: Thursday's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Today will be dry and fine with sunny periods and just a little patchy cloud.

Watch my full forecast here:

Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Today will be dry and fine with sunny periods and a little breezy.

Tonight will be dry and the winds will ease.

There will be lengthy clear periods, with occasional misty patches:

Weather graphic
BBC

European elections 2019: Polls held across Yorkshire

Voters across Yorkshire and the whole of the UK are heading to the polls for the European Parliament elections.

Polling station sign
EPA

Seventy-three MEPs will be elected in nine constituencies in England, and one each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Each region has a different number of representatives based on its population - ranging from three MEPs in the North East and Northern Ireland to 10 MEPs in the South East.

Polling stations in the UK will be open until 22:00.

Results will not be announced until all EU nations have voted over the next three days - with the whole process completed by 22:00 on Sunday.

Check you 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 so far.

However:

  • The 06:53 Sheffield to Plymouth service is delayed
  • The 06:47 Wakefield to St Pancras service is delayed
  • The 07:28 Sheffield to St Pancras service is delayed
  • the 07:42 Bradford Interchange to Leeds service is cancelled

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

'Extreme concern' for missing 80-year-old

An 80-year-old woman has gone missing from Hull and police say concerns are growing for her welfare.

Annette Redfearn
Humberside Police

Annette Redfearn was last seen in the marina area of the city at about 18:00 yesterday evening.

Police say they are "extremely concerned" for her safety.

Anyone who sees her is urged to contact Humberside Police straight away.

Commons applauds Hull 'Headscarf Revolutionary'

The last surviving member of Hull's 'Headscarf Revolutionaries', who campaigned to change safety laws for fishermen, has been welcomed with applause while visiting the House of Commons today.

Yvonne Blenkinsop
BBC

Yvonne Blenkinsop was part of a group of women who pushed the government for improvements in the 1960s and today she returned to Westminster for the first time in 50 years.

There was applause after Commons Speaker John Bercow said that "through their actions countless lives have been saved".

He said: "We salute her and her fellow women and we extend the warmest welcome to her to the House of Commons."

Their campaign started when 58 fishermen based in the port lost their lives in three separate trawler tragedies in the space of less than a month in 1968.

Among the measures the campaign won were safety checks before vessels left port, radio operators for all ships, improved safety equipment and a "mother ship" with medical facilities for all fleets.

Missing Beverley man could be 'sofa surfing' in Hull

Police say they are concerned about a missing Beverley man who is believed to be "sofa surfing" in Hull.

Andrew Malster
Humberside Police

Andrew Malster, 28, was reported missing on Wednesday 1 May and since then there have been reported sightings of him in Hull.

Humberside Police say there are unconfirmed reports of him "sofa surfing," an expression which refers to someone staying with friends on a temporary basis.

Police say he has "no known family members but has a number of friends" and they want to make sure he is safe.

Anyone with any information is asked to get in touch with officers.

Man who lost arms and legs due to sepsis to appear in Hull

A man who is calling for mandatory training on sepsis for all NHS staff, after losing his arms, legs and part of his face, is set to share his story in Hull next month.

Tom Ray
BBC

There were delays in spotting Tom Ray's sepsis and he says more training is needed to avoid such tragedies in the future.

He is due to address the Royal College of Nursing conference today and on 18 June he will appear with his wife Nic during an event at Hull's Bonus Arena.

Hull Royal Infirmary sees busiest ever week in A&E

Hull Royal Infirmary says last week was the busiest it has ever recorded in accident and emergency.

Hull Royal Infirmary
Geograph/Ian S

More than 3,000 people required treatment between 13 May and 19, with staff seeing about 400 patients a day.

The hospital has been described as unseasonably busy, with average figures at this time of year usually at about 340 patients a day.

On a busy day, staff might expect to see in the region of 380 patients, but on 13 May the hospital says it saw about 450 people.

Staff dealt with large numbers of children and older people but also more walking wounded and about a quarter of patients - about 100 a day - could have been seen quicker elsewhere.

It's not known what's behind the increased numbers which are putting pressure on the service with members of the public encouraged to make themselves aware of the different facilities on offer in the area.

Ben Raynor Clinical Director at City Health Care Partnership said: "This actually feels slightly worse than the winter peaks, it's just relentless at the moment."

GPS tracker leads Hull police to stolen car

Police in Hull say they were able to recover a stolen car because it had been fitted with a GPS tracker.

The car tracked down by police
Humberside Police

Humberside Police shared a picture on Twitter of the vehicle which was recovered in the east of the city after being stolen.

The force's roads policing section said: "It's always worth considering a tracker if you buy a new vehicle. It can assist with speedy recovery."

Hull 'Headscarf Revolutionary' returns to scene of triumph

One of the Hull women who won a famous campaign to change safety laws for fishermen is to return to Westminster later for the first time in 50 years.

Yvonne Blenkinsop
BBC

Yvonne Blenkinsop and others known as the "Headscarf Revolutionaries" pushed the government for improvements.

She is retracing her steps and hopes the trip will bring back memories of the fight as she tried to change safety laws.

Their campaign started when 58 fishermen based in the port lost their lives in three separate trawler tragedies in the space of less than a month in 1968.

Among the measures the campaign won were safety checks before vessels left port, radio operators for all ships, improved safety equipment and a "mother ship" with medical facilities for all fleets.

Watch: Wednesday's weather forecast

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Today will be fine and dry with plenty of sunshine - but a little cloud too.

Watch my full forecast here:

Condemnation over Hull Lord Line building trespassers

A group of trespassers seen on the roof of a derelict Hull landmark have been condemned by the emergency services.

Trespassers at the Lord Line building
BBC

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service spoke out after people were spotted at the Lord Line building on Monday night.

Trespassers at the Lord Line building
BBC

There have been calls for greater security measures to be taken at the site and the authorities say somebody could be killed if the trespassing continues.

The former trawler company offices at the old St Andrews fishing dock, which has stood empty for several years, is on Hull City Council's list of of architecturally or historically significant buildings.

Police seek man who helped Pocklington sex attack teen

Police are trying to find a man who went to the aid of a teenage girl who was being sexually assaulted in Pocklington two years ago.

Police uniform
BBC

A 15-year-old girl has recently come forward to say she was being attacked on Chapel Hill in Pocklington when a man in his 30s came to her aid and her attacker fled.

Officers are working with the girl to establish the full circumstances of the incident and believe this man could be a key witness.

Humberside Police say the appeal is "a long-shot" but they are hoping he will get in touch.

Woman's jaw broken in Hull city centre assault

A woman has suffered a broken jaw after being punched in the face while stepping in during an altercation between a group of men in Hull.

Paragon Street
Geograph/Bernard Sharp

The woman was knocked to the floor by a man on Paragon Street in the early hours of Saturday, police say.

Humberside Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which is being treated as a serious assault.

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 so far.

However, the 07:54 Bradford Forster Square to Leeds service has been cancelled.

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

Hull station entrance shuts in anti-social behaviour trial

An entrance to Hull's Paragon Station will be closed for three months as part of a trial to try and cut anti-social behaviour.

The Anlaby Road entrance to Hull Paragon Station
BBC

TransPennine Express, which manages the station, believes persistent vandalism is caused by people cutting through.

From 17 June, the Anlaby Road entrance will be closed every day between 09:30 and 16:30.

Beverley station toddler platform fall investigation

An incident in which a toddler fell between the platform and a train at Beverley station is going to be investigated by the official rail safety regulator.

Beverley Railway Station
Geograph/N Chadwick

The child suffered only slight injuries in the accident, which involved a stationary train and happened yesterday afternoon.

Because someone was injured, details are being forwarded to the safety regulator which will look at what led to the incident and may make recommendations.

So-called "platform train interface accidents" are the main cause of injuries on Britain's rail network and they're becoming more frequent.

Experts say this is partly because of people rushing more and using mobile phones when getting on and off trains.

Prisoners' soldier sculpture stands guard at Hull charity

A life-sized metal sculpture of a soldier made by prisoners in Hull is now standing guard at the offices of a charity which helps veterans.

The statue at the Hull4Heroes offices
Hull4Heroes

The soldier statue was created by inmates in HMP Hull's engineering workshop before being donated to Hull4Heroes.

The statue being made
Hull4Heroes

Writing on Facebook, the charity said: "What a great piece of work. This is a really credit to the lads who made it. Thank you so much."

A message at the base of the statue
Hull4Heroes

The sculpture is at the Hull4Heroes offices on Whitefriargate and the charity joked: "Shoplifters and laptop thieves please beware, our new guardsman will catch you and come down on you like a ton of metal."

Youngsters on moped seriously injured in collision

A teenage boy and a 12-year-old girl who were riding a moped without helmets have been seriously injured in a collision in Grimsby.

Rendel Street
Google

Police were called to Rendel Street in Grimsby at 18:50 yesterday, following a serious collision between a Yamaha YQ Aerox 50cc moped and a blue Mitsubishi ASX3 car.

The girl and the 15-year-old boy were on the moped, which collided with the car at the junction of Rendel Street with Armstrong Street in Grimsby.

Both the rider and passenger of the moped sustained serious injuries. The 12-year-old girl has potentially life-changing injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or saw the moped prior to the collision is asked to contact Humberside Police.

Hull MP plans event in memory of murdered Jo Cox

A Hull MP is planning an event in centre of the city in memory of murdered West Yorkshire politician Jo Cox.

Jo Cox memorial
BBC

Ms Cox, who was the Labour MP for Batley and Spen, was killed by a right-wing extremist in June 2016.

The Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle Emma Hardy says she wants to hold a Great Get Together event on Whitefriargate in June.

Writing on Facebook, she said: "I hope we can come together as a country and as a city and agree that we can disagree in a polite and courteous way.

"There is more in common then that which divides us," she added.

Flower power as Yorkshire stars visit gold canal garden

The gold medal-winning Yorkshire canal garden at the world famous Chelsea Flower Show has been attracting some of the region's most famous faces.

Judy Dench
Welcome to Yorkshire

Designed by Mark Gregory, the display brings Yorkshire to the heart of London by incorporating a canal lock built from reclaimed York stone, a lock keeper's cottage, authentic lock gates and a meadow.

Ian McMillan
Welcome to Yorkshire

York's acting royalty, Dame Judy Dench (top), visited in an aptly floral dress and the Bard of Barnsley, poet Ian McMillan (above), who wrote a poem about the garden, did some pensive pondering amid the tranquil scene.

Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton
Welcome to Yorkshire

Meanwhile, Harrogate's Jim Carter (Downton Abbey's Carson) and wife Imelda Staunton appeared ready to help out should an errant canal boat appear...

In pictures: Cable damage delays East Coast trains

If you're travelling on the East Coast Main Line this morning, this is the reason why you may well have been affected by long delays and slow progress:

Overhead cable
LNER

Train company LNER has released this image of the damage caused to an overhead cable between Retford and Newark North Gate.

The damage means the southbound line of the East Coast Main Line is currently blocked.

Hull, Leeds, Newcastle and London trains are affected and may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes, according to National Rail Enquries.

The company says it doesn't know yet what caused the damage. Disruption is expected until 12:00.

New rapid assessment centre for rough sleepers in Hull

Rough sleepers on the streets of Hull are to get more support in the form of a new rapid assessment centre.

A rough sleeper
Getty Images

Hull City Council has secured government money of more than £700,000 which will pay for a hub offering advice and a safe place to stay for a short period.

The centre will look at moving people away from living on the streets to permanent accommodation.

Damaged electric wires causing rail delays

If you're travelling by rail from York railway station you're being warned to expect delays.

York rail information board
BBC

Damage to the overhead electric wires between Retford and Newark North Gate means the southbound line of the East Coast Main Line is currently blocked.

National Rail Enquiries says Hull, Leeds, Newcastle and London trains are affected and may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes.

Disruption is expected until 12:00.

Watch: Tuesday's weather forecast

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A dry day with some sunshine and it'll feel pleasantly warm.

Watch my full forecast here:

Yorkshire garden wins gold at Chelsea Flower Show

A garden celebrating Yorkshire's canals and industrial heritage has won a gold medal at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show.

Canal gates in garden
Welcome to Yorkshire

The garden, by tourism organisation Welcome to Yorkshire and designed by Mark Gregory, features genuine canal lock gates donated by the Canal & River Trust.

It's the 10th time Welcome to Yorkshire has entered a garden at the famous Royal Horticultural Society competition and was described as its "most ambitious to date".

Reacting to the news, Welcome to Yorkshire said it was "amazing news" and that it was "over the moon".