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Jo Swinson: Hull links of new Liberal Democrat leader

The new leader of the Liberal Democrats, Jo Swinson, once worked at a radio station in Hull.

Jo Swinson
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She joined the party at 17 and contested her first parliamentary seat, aged just 21, taking on John Prescott in Hull East.

Then, in 2005, after working at Hull's Viking FM, she became the first Liberal Democrat to win her hometown seat of East Dunbartonshire.

Today she took over from Sir Vince Cable as leader, becoming the party's first female leader in its 31-year history.

Dumped litter 'goes up by 20% on Yorkshire coast'

The amount of litter dumped on the Yorkshire coast has gone up by nearly 20% since last year, it's been claimed.

A bucket full of rubbish

The warning comes from the Marine Conservation Society and is based on information from its team of volunteers.

The organisation monitors beaches around the country and says the amount of plastic ending up in the sea off the Yorkshire coast is continuing to go up and is at its highest ever level across the UK.

Paul Parry

The Marine Conservation Society says "a lot of the things we find are related to fast food industries".

The society is expected to raise concerns with councillors in Scarborough later today.

Crash on M62 near Goole causes delays

There are delays on the roads this afternoon after a crash on the M62 near Goole.

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Humberside Police says there'll be a lengthy closure of two lanes of the eastbound carriageway on the motorway.

Drivers have been asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes if possible.

Severe disruption: M62 East Yorkshire westbound

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M62 East Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, from J37 for A614 to J36 for A614 Rawcliffe Road.

M62 East Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound in East Riding Of Yorkshire from J37, A614 (Howden) to J36, A614 (Goole). Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: M62 East Yorkshire eastbound

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M62 East Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, from J36 for A614 Rawcliffe Road to J37 for A614.

M62 East Yorkshire - Temporary closure and stationary on M62 eastbound in East Riding Of Yorkshire from J36, A614 (Goole) to J37, A614 (Howden), because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time