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Sewer takes a battering from dumped Yorkshire puddings

These photographs show dumped Yorkshire puddings clogging up a sewer.

Anglian Water shared the photographs of the sewer in Ipswich on Twitter.

The photographs came to the attention Yorkshire Water...who weren't happy about it:

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British Olympian becomes patron of East Yorkshire charity

A five-time British Olympian has agreed to become a patron of a charity that helps get parents in East Yorkshire active.

Jo Pavey

Distance runner Jo Pavey has got involved with Fit Mums which, despite it's name, is also for dads and grandparents as well.

She said: "It's just such a brilliant thing, they encourage people of all abilities to be active, I was so inspired by their enthusiasm, their friendliness and the camaraderie in the organisation."

Hull's tidal flood defences approved

Local Democracy Reporting Service

A glass panelled concrete wall will be built along Hessle Foreshore despite residents saying it's a "waste of money".

The glass wall
East Riding of Yorkshire Council

East Riding councillors unanimously voted in favour of the £11m flood defence scheme yesterday, despite objections from residents.

They are concerned it will "ruin the view" and say the authority should be protecting homes elsewhere.

Under the plans, a 1.5 metre wall will run along Cliff Road.

It will help protect more than 4,000 homes from flooding during the next 50 years, as well as key routes into Hull such as the railway and the A63.

Several residents living in Cliff Road, who did not want to be named, said the council would be better off spending the money elsewhere.

Yorkshire's weather

BBC Weather

A chilly start, perhaps with one or two patches of mist or fog.

These will disperse though to leave plenty of blue sky and sunshine.

Very mild. Highs of 14C (57F).

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Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this morning, services seem to be running pretty much to time at the moment.

There are issues between Meadowhall and Barnsley because of trespassers on the line.

Disruption is expected to last until about 08:45 this morning, according to operators.

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

Speeding motorists warned after cows killed in Beverley

Motorists are being warned about speeding in part of Beverley after several grazing cows were killed or seriously injured.

Beverley Westwood
Geograph/Peter Church

An MP has told drivers to watch their speed on The Westwood, where there is "open grazing land for cattle, completely unfenced, so cattle can wander at will, including over the roads".

Graham Stuart, the Conservative MP for Beverley and Holderness, issued the warning after hearing concerns from the Pasture Masters, who look after the site where a number of cows have been killed "over the years".

Beverley Westwood
Geograph/Andy Beecroft

Mr Stuart said: "Very sadly, a number of cattle have been killed or seriously injured as a result of being hit by cars and, potentially, car drivers and passengers are at risk of injury or even death if they are involved in a collision with cattle."

The Pasture Masters plan to ask the local council to reduce the speed limit in the area from 40mph to 30mph.

Children smash bus windows in East Yorkshire village

A group of children, some as young as 12-years-old, have smashed windows on two buses in an East Yorkshire village.


The boys, believed to be 12 or 13 and dressed in black clothing, damaged the vehicles as they passed along Ark Royal in Bilton last night.

Humberside Police are looking for four or five boys, who targeted buses at about 19:30 and again at 20:00 before fleeing the scene.

Ch Insp Paul Butler: "If this group think it’s a game to throw stones and other things at buses or any moving vehicle then they’ve got it wrong."

Glass flood wall to be approved

Plans for a glass and concrete flood wall near the Humber Bridge are expected to be approved later.

The glass wall
East Riding of Yorkshire Council

East Riding Council wants to build the defences at Hessle Foreshore to help protect more than 4,000 homes from flooding.

Some residents have raised concerns about the height of the wall, but the council says glass panels will reduce the impact.

Albion Square buildings to be pulled down later

Work to pull down a building in the centre of Hull, to make way for a major new development, will start later.

Albion Square
Hull City Council

The £130m Albion Square development includes new shops and offices and has been earmarked as a potential site for a new ice arena.

Work to demolish a building behind the former BHS store will start today.

Yorkshire's weather

BBC Weather

A dry and mild day today.

There may be some low cloud around in places this morning, but this will disperse to leave it bright with hazy sunshine.

Tonight will remain dry with predominantly clear, starry skies.

However, some patchy mist, fog and low cloud will develop in places. Turning cold again under the clear skies.

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Bus service grant for East Yorkshire village

The National Lottery is providing the village of Aldbrough with a grant of almost £10,000 to keep its bus service to Hull running for at least another year.


Regular services provided by East Yorkshire Motor Service (EYMS) stopped abruptly last May due to financial reasons.

Since then the parish council has been using short-term grants to keep a stop-gap service operating.

Yorkshire's weather

BBC Weather

Dry this morning and despite some large areas of cloud, there will be some bright spells too.

It will be mild but also breezy.

Staying dry this afternoon with areas of cloud and glimmers of sunshine.


Officers 'struggling' to cope with demand

Police officers across the Yorkshire region say they're tired, over-worked and struggling to cope with demand.

Police officers

Thousands have told a survey by the Police Federation there simply aren't enough of them to do the job properly.

The federation also says officers and the public are being exposed to "increased risk" as more frontline officers are forced to work alone.

Officer numbers have fallen since 2010, but the government says it's spending millions of pounds recruiting more staff.

Firefighters free dog with leg trapped in cage

Firefighters have freed a dog which got its leg trapped through gaps in its cage in East Yorkshire earlier today.

Belvedere Road

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service used small tools to release the dog at a property on Belvedere Road in Hessle.

The dog was left in the care of its owner after being freed at about 10:00 this morning.

Plan for single Yorkshire mayor rejected by government.

Plans for a single Yorkshire mayor have been rejected by the government.

James Brokenshire MP
PA/Yui Mok

The communities secretary has written to council leaders saying their plan to work together doesn't meet the rules.

James Brokenshire MP said: "We are prepared to begin discussions about a different, localist approach to devolution in Yorkshire.

"We know there is local appetite for other devolution elsewhere in Yorkshire, with representations having been made previously by the Leeds City Region, York and North Yorkshire and the Humber Estuary."

Labour MP for Hull North Diana Johnson described the decision as "one size fits all as determined by Whitehall".

Police marking bikes in Beverley following theft increase

Police will be marking bikes at Beverley Railway Station tonight following an increase in cycle theft there recently.

Beverley Railway Station
Geograph/Paul Glazzard

British Transport Police East Riding say cyclists will be able to get their bikes security marked at the station between 17:00 and 20:00.

Police say security marking, along with the use of bike locks around the frame and both wheels, reduces the risk of theft.

Further strikes at East Yorkshire chocolate crumb factory

Workers at an East Yorkshire factory which makes a dairy ingredient for milk chocolate are to go on strike again this month.

Meadow Foods

Employees at Meadow Foods, in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, have already taken industrial action in January.

The previous strike was in response to a "shoddy pay offer" of 2% which the Unite union said was below the cost of living.

Meadow Foods, which makes chocolate crumb, says it's "disappointed" workers are going on strike.

In a statement, the company said: "Meadow Foods has no history of industrial action and for more than 10 years has paid increases well above inflation and competitors.

"Our door remains open for constructive negotiations."

Work on Hull £130m revamp to start

Demolition work is due to start later this week to make way for the major £130m redevelopment in Hull.

Albion Square
Hull City Council

Buildings behind the former BHS building will be pulled down as part of the Albion Square development.

The site has also been suggested as a possible location for a new ice arena.

Bridlington town hall revamp to 'save taxpayers money'

The East Riding Council has defended its decision to spend £3m renovating Bridlington Town Hall at a time of austerity.

Bridlington Town Hall

The year-long work will be paid for by a separate budget that wouldn't have been used to fund services, according to the council.

It's understood by the BBC that the job centre will be moved to the town hall as part of the work.

It's hoped the renovation work will save money in the long run, the authority said.

Yorkshire weather: Mild and dry

BBC Weather

A bright start for most with some hazy sunny spells.

It will be mild despite a slight wind.

There will be bright spells this afternoon but amounts of cloud will tend to increase.

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Yorkshire bin collection complaints rise

More than 170,000 people in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire complained about their bins not being emptied last year.

Bins in Doncaster

The total number of missed bin collections rose to just over 40,000 in South Yorkshire last year, according to BBC figures.

This was a rise of 13% from 2014 when councils missed just over 32,000 collections.

All South Yorkshire councils saw an increase in missed collections from 2014, apart from Barnsley where the total fell by just over 8,000 in that period.

Plan for A63 rapid recovery vehicle is 'widely welcomed'

Businesses in Hull say calls for a rapid response recovery vehicle for the A63 have been widely welcomed.

Traffic on the A63 heading into Hull
Geograph/David Wright

The Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce say businesses want a solution to the gridlock caused by accidents and broken-down vehicles on the main route in and out of Hull.

The road has no hard shoulder.

David Hooper from the chamber says the proposal would "get the city moving again" and they're now waiting on the authorities to take action.

Help for small businesses to sustain high street

Local Democracy Reporting Service

A new initiative will help nervous firms open on the high streets of East Yorkshire, it was announced today.

Stephen Parnaby

Under East Riding Council proposals, small businesses will be offered help in taking on empty high street units, while funding will go towards improving existing shop fronts.

East Riding Council leader Stephen Parnaby (pictured, centre) also outlined plans to offer grants to business start-ups in his budget speech to councillors on Thursday.

He said: "In order to retain this prosperity within the local economy and increase visitor numbers we need our high streets to survive and thrive."

The scheme will be partly funded through grants, with proposals set to be put forward in a report to cabinet in March and, if approved, it will be implemented in the next financial year.

Hornsea youth club set to lose use of Parish Hall

A number of a groups including the youth club in Hornsea may have to find alternative accommodation after being told they can no longer use the town's Parish Hall.

The Parish Hall
Geograph/Graham Robson

The Church of England, which owns the building, says it doesn't have enough funds to run the hall on Newbegin and is looking for someone to lease it as a community hub.

This means clubs will have to leave until a new agreement has been made with the new managers.

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£70 fines for 'inconsiderate' drivers in East Yorkshire

Drivers who park across driveways and pedestrian crossing points in East Yorkshire could face a £70 fine.

Parked cars

Wardens are targeting those who obstruct dropped kerbs in a month-long campaign.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council says inconsiderate drivers are causing serious problems for wheelchair users, elderly pedestrians and those with visual impairments.

It's calling on drivers to be more considerate when parking their cars and make sure they do not block crossings where the kerb has been lowered.

Motorists who continue to park across dropped kerbs risk receiving a £70 fixed penalty notice from the council for causing an obstruction.

Yorkshire's weather

BBC Weather

This morning will see early showers clear to leave it dry with sunny spells.

It'll stay dry this afternoon, but high cloud will turn the sunshine hazy at times.

Tonight will be dry with some clear spells, but cloud will increase as the night progresses.

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Burglars steal cars parked in East Yorkshire villages

Police are investigating burglaries in East Yorkshire where keys were stolen from properties and then used to take cars parked outside.

Police uniform

Officers are appleaing for information as they investigate the burglaries, which were reported in the villages of Willerby and Kirk Ella this week.

Sgt Andy Bradley said:“I would like to take this opportunity to say please make sure that all your windows and doors are locked and all valuables are out of sight before you go to bed."

East Yorkshire villagers call for action after crashes

People living in an East Yorkshire village say more needs to be done to slow traffic down through their village after three crashes in just one day.

The road into Sigglesthorne

The trio of collisions last weekend left a brick bus shelter, garden fence and lamppost damaged in Sigglesthorne near Hornsea.

After a campaign, the speed limit on the road towards Hornsea was reduced some time ago from 60 to 40 mph, but villagers say it's widely flouted.

Stretch of A63 in East Yorkshire open after crash closure

Police say the A63 in East Yorkshire has reopened after it was shut between South Cave and Melton following a crash this morning.

Stretch of A63 in East Yorkshire closes after crash

An eastbound stretch of the A63 through East Yorkshire, between South Cave and Melton, has been closed until further notice after a crash this morning.

A diversion is in place and delays are expected:

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Watch: Friday's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A very windy day with patchy light rain early on which will turn heavier before later sunny spells.

Watch my full forecast here:

Yorkshire's Friday weather forecast

Today will be a very windy day with patchy light rain or drizzle, turning heavier later.

This will clear to leave sunny spells and scattered blustery showers.

The top temperature will be about 8-11°C (46-52°F).

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People from Bridlington to take part in sight loss study

People over 60 in Bridlington are being invited to take part in a ground-breaking study to tackle the most common cause of sight loss in the UK.


The research, into age-related macular degeneration, is being led by scientists from the University of Nottingham.

They hope their results could lead to more personalised treatments being developed for the condition.

Council failed to protect toddler from life-long injury

A report has found East Riding Council could have done more to protect a toddler from suffering life-long injuries at the hands of his mother's violent partner.

East Riding Council sign

The little boy's father called on the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman to investigate the case.

It found the council had missed opportunities to protect him.

Assistant ombudsman Sharon Chappel said: "This sad case highlights the need for councils to follow the basic principles of child protection when dealing with welfare concerns."

The mother had claimed she would end her relationship with her partner and her children would go to stay with their paternal grandmother for a time, but social workers did not check if this had happened.

She was subsequently convicted of failing to protect the boy from harm.

He partner was convicted of causing the boy serious injuries by shaking and is serving a lengthy prison sentence.

The local authority says it accepts in full the investigation's conclusions relating to the incident five years ago and that an apology has been given to the family.

Watch: Thursday's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Outbreaks of rain, with possible snow over high ground, before turning drier and brighter.

Watch my full forecast here:

Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

Today will start cloudy with outbreaks of rain, along with possible snow over high ground.

It should turn drier and brighter this afternoon, with the chance of one or two showers.

There'll be clear spells this evening and into tonight with the occasional shower, and it will turn chilly:

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