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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:

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:

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:

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.

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:

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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".

Yorkshire's sunny Tuesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

It will be warm, dry and sunny today.

It will remain dry tonight with light winds.

However, there is the chance of mist developing in some areas:

Weather graphic
BBC

Teens smash windscreen with thrown stones

A mother was driving through East Yorkshire with her baby as a passenger when teenagers threw stones at her car smashing the windscreen, police have revealed today.

Police uniform
BBC

The family were not injured in what's being described as an "extremely distressing incident for them," on the A1079 on Sunday 12 May.

Humberside Police say it received a number of reports of youths, described as being about 16, throwing objects at cars from fields between the Kingswood roundabout and the caravan works roundabout.

PC Stephen Morley said, "This was a very reckless act, it is only by sheer good luck that no one was injured."

Bridlington Salvation Army burgled 'four times' in a month

The Salvation Army in Bridlington says it will have to spend money intended to help the poor and elderly on improved security after burglars raided its premises for the fourth time in a month.

The Salvation Army in Bridlington
Google

In the first of this series of break-ins, the thieves stole audio-visual equipment including a PA system and a mixing desk from the charitable organisation on Wellington Road

Now, over the weekend they've helped themselves to £100 worth of food intended for both vulnerable clients of the Salvation Army's crisis support centre and a lunch club for the elderly.

Police say they are investigating reports that audio equipment was stolen in a burglary overnight between Saturday 20 April and Sunday 21 April.

In a statement, Humberside Police said it was "following up various lines of inquiry to identify those responsible" and asked anyone with any information to get in touch.

Can lock gates open floodgates on flower show success?

It's hoped that two canal lock gates will help raise the level of Yorkshire's chances at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show today.

Lock gates
BBC

The canals of West Yorkshire are the inspiration for East Yorkshire designer Mark Gregory's garden representing tourism organisation Welcome to Yorkshire.

It features two genuine lock gates donated by the Canal & River Trust.

About 170,000 visitors and 500 exhibitors from across the world are expected at the London show.

Watch: Monday's weather forecast

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Today will see sunny spells and slow-moving showers - with showers most widespread this afternoon.

Watch my full forecast here:

New summer train timetable: Check before you travel

If you've got a train to catch in Yorkshire today it might be a good idea to check the timetable before you set off as it's the first working day of the new summer timetable.

Train departure board
Getty Images

Train companies say they are making every effort to avoid the chaos, disruption and cancellations which happened at this time last year.

Network Rail says it's learned the lessons of last summer's disruption when a more extensive shake-up led to weeks of chaos on the Northern network and on Govia Thameslink.

Train operators say they will monitor the latest changes carefully and respond quickly to any problems.

Monday's Yorkshire weather forecast

BBC Weather

There should be some sunny spells today, but along with the sun, some showers.

The showers will be most widespread this afternoon when some will be heavy and thundery.

The rain will slowly die away this evening, leaving it dry overnight with clear periods:

Weather graphic
BBC

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 so far.

However:

  • The 07:06 Leeds to Brighouse service has been cancelled
  • The 07:30 Bradford Interchange to Huddersfield service has been cancelled
  • The 07:38 Leeds to Lincoln service has been cancelled

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

Richard Burton takes reins at East Yorkshire Council

A new leader has been chosen for East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Councillor Richard Burton
East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Concillor Richard Burton becomes just the second leader in the history of the authority after Stephen Parnaby OBE stood down earlier this month after 23 years in charge.

He's been a councillor for 12 years and in that time has held the cabinet portfolio for tourism, leisure and culture as well as positions on various committees, teams and panels.

'Stop hate' - Force 'flying flags' against homophobia

Humberside Police have shared a photograph of rainbow epaulettes and boot laces in support of LGBT people.

Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia and the force says it'll be doing its bit to mark the event:

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Watch: Friday's weather forecast

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A largely dry morning and the risk of some patchy rain this afternoon.

Watch my full forecast here:

Friday's Yorkshire weather forecast

BBC Weather

This morning will be largely dry, but there is the risk of some patchy rain this afternoon.

Rain will move in from the North Sea through the course of this evening and overnight.

Wx graphic
BBC

Obese teens could be prescribed exercise

Overweight and obese teenagers in East Yorkshire could soon be prescribed exercise by their GPs.

An obese person
PA/Clara Molden

The move is being considered after a project for adults called Live Well, led by the University of Hull, saw 84% of those taking part losing weight and lowering their blood pressure.

A similar project which would refer people to a 26-week fitness programme is now being developed for young people in East Yorkshire.

Watch: Thursday's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A dry day with sunny spells, but there will be areas of cloud and it'll be cooler than yesterday.

Watch my full forecast here:

Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

BBC Weather

A fine sunny start this morning.

This afternoon it will remain dry and sunny, but some cloud will build.

The cloud is expected to become more extensive through tonight and will thicken enough to give some light showers:

weather graphic
BBC

Police dog leads officers to church lead theft suspect

A police dog tracked down a man suspected of stealing lead from a church roof in East Yorkshire.

Puck the police dog
Humberside Police

The dog, called Puck, was scrambled yesterday after a report of a theft from a church in North Cave and he found a man hiding behind a shed in a nearby garden.

The man was taken into custody and his van was seized by officers, according to Humberside Police.

Villagers say government broke promise over 'super prison'

Villagers fighting plans for a so-called " super prison" at Full Sutton in East Yorkshire have accused the government of breaking a promise made almost 40 years ago.

Full Sutton
PA/John Giles

Campaigners say they've obtained documents showing that in 1979 the government promised to hold a public inquiry should there ever be a scheme to build a new prison on the site.

The government wants to build a Category C jail at Full Sutton, next to an existing maximum security prison, near Pocklington.

The Ministry of Justice says the new prison will provide well-paid jobs and it will be happy to work will villagers concerned about traffic issues.

'Puffarazi' asked to share photos from Bempton Cliffs

The RSPB is asking visitors to its famous Bempton Cliffs nature reserve in East Yorkshire to take pictures of puffins with food in their bills.

A flying puffin
PA/National Trust/Paul Kingston

People who take photographs are then asked to email them to the RSPB's special Project Puffin website, designed to reveal information about puffins' feeding and breeding habits.

The so-called "puffarazi" have already submitted hundreds of pictures from Bempton Cliffs but the RSPB is appealing for more photographs, particularly older snaps of the bird carrying fish.

Dave Aitken, RSPB warden at Bempton Cliffs, said: "People care about puffins, they are an iconic species and this is a way they can make a meaningful contribution to their conservation."

Photo clues to puffins' decline

RSPB ask for photographs of puffins feeding to help work out why bird numbers are falling.

National search for missing Wakefield teenager Nicole

Police officers are trying to find a missing 16-year-old girl who's been missing from Wakefield for five days.

Nicole Harris
West Yorkshire Police

Nicole Harris was last seen in the Quebec Street area of the city, but a national search has now started for her.

She is known to have links to various parts of the country including South Yorkshire, Shropshire, Humberside, Merseyside and North Wales, West Yorkshire Police said.

Nicole who is described as a "vulnerable teenager", is 5ft 3ins tall and has long brown hair and a burn scar on the side of her nose.

Police name 21-year-old killed in East Yorkshire car crash

A 21-year-old man who was killed in a car crash in East Yorkshire has been named by police.

Police Uniform
BBC

Louis Samuel James Hornsby, from East Yorkshire, suffered fatal injuries in the incident on the B1230 Gilberdyke to Howden road on Sunday 12 May.

He died after a black Vauxhall Corsa and a silver Mercedes C250 were involved in the collision which happened at about 18:15.

A 45-year-old woman and a 43-year-old man who were arrested in connection with the incident have been released under investigation while inquiries continue, police say.

Police called to break up Grimsby street fight

A man and a woman were taken to hospital with cuts and bruising after a street fight in Grimsby.

Police
BBC

Police were called to a large disturbance on Carnforth Crescent at about 7pm last night, Tuesday 14 May.

Det Sgt Ian Potter said police received a report that a group of individuals were fighting in the street.

He said: “Officers and ambulance crews attended quickly and a man and a woman were taken to hospital with cuts to their heads and bruising.

“Three men have been arrested in connection with the incident, they remain in our custody at this time while our inquiries continue."

Anyone with information, CCTV footage, or mobile phone video footage showing the incident should contact Humberside Police.