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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday 18 February 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Gill Sennett

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our Live coverage across the day

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    That's all from Hull and East Yorkshire Live for today.

    Hope you can join us tomorrow for more news, sport, travel and weather from 08:00.

    I'll leave you with one of my favorite pictures from today's royal visit... Scouts singing while they wait for Prince Charles and Camilla to arrive in Stamford Bridge. 

    Scouts waiting for the royal visit in Stamford Bridge

    Have a good evening.

  2. Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire: A dry frosty night ahead

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A dry night with clear periods. 

    Minimum temperature -1C (30F) with a widespread slight frost.

    Weather graphic
  3. Two arrests made in West Parade murder inquiry

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Two more arrests have been made in connection with the death of 21-year-old in the West Parade area of Hull.

    Mateuz Szleper (pictured) was stabbed to death on Valentines Day.

    A 23-year-old and a 29-year-old are being questioned by police.

    Mateuz Szleper
  4. Driver of 'illegal immigrant' lorry being questioned

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The 51-year-old driver of a lorry on which 18 illegal immigrants have been found is being interviewed by immigration officials.

    The migrants were found hiding on a ferry after it arrived at Hull from Rotterdam. 

    P&O Ferries say they were stowed in the back of a lorry on the freight deck and didn't come into contact with any passengers. 

    All 18 people are now in detention waiting to be interviewed by immigration officers.

  5. Row over plan to buy consort civic chains

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    An East Yorkshire town council has suffered further criticism over plans to buy more ceremonial chains. 

    Elloughton cum Brough voted this week to spend £2,500 on a new set for the chairman's consort. 

    It comes after they were criticised for deciding to buy chains for their chairman last month, although a donor stepped in to cover that cost. 

    Quote Message: There's a lot of things it could be spent on, not a stupid necklace for their other half when they go off to different events." from Coleen Gill Local Resident
    Coleen GillLocal Resident

    The council says the chains are being bought for the Chairman's consort who is his fiancee. It was voted through on a majority.

  6. Westbourne Avenue murder accused to face trial in July

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A man accused of stabbing to death 39-year-old Jason Kowalski (pictured), on Westbourne Avenue in Hull has appeared in court today.

    Jason Kowalski

    Louis Thomas Fowler, 20, of Westbourne Avenue was remanded in custody and will face trial at Hull Crown Court in July.  

  7. Migrants found in lorry on Hull ferry after crossing from Netherlands

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Eighteen migrants have been found in the back of a lorry on a P&O ferry in Hull after travelling from the Netherlands.

    The group evaded security in Europoort, Rotterdam, and hid on the freight deck of the Pride of Hull ferry, P&O said.

    The Pride of Hull ferry, P&O

    After it docked, they were found during a routine UK Border Force search.

    A spokesman for P&O Ferries said: "We will continue to work closely with the UK Border Force and call on Europoort to strengthen security measures."

  8. Hull man jailed for laser attack on police helicopter

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A man has been jailed for shining a laser pen into the cockpit of the Humberside Police helicopter.  

    Philip Houghton, (pictured) of Edison Grove, Hull was sentenced to 20 weeks in prison at Hull Magistrates' Court after admitting the offence at an earlier hearing.

    Philip Houghton

    The court heard how Houghton, 25, shone the £9 gadget at the aircraft as it circled above his house on 6 January.

    The helicopter was on an active operation in connection with a shooting at a McDonald's restaurant in the city.

  9. Dad's Army film's a hit and it's showcasing East Yorkshire

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    The new Dad's Army film is proving popular in the box office with East Yorkshire locations beautifully on show.   

    It's grossed more than £4m and put the spotlight on East Yorkshire.

    Video content

    Video caption: Dad's Army film is proving a hit in East Yorkshire
  10. Headlines: Illegal immigrants found on Hull ferry and man's body found in Barmston Drain

    Louise Jackson

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Latest headlines from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom: 

    • Eighteen illegal immigrants have been caught hiding on a P&O Ferry (pictured) in Hull
    • A 25-year-old Hull man has been sentenced to 20 weeks in jail for shining a laser pen into the cockpit of the Humberside Police helicopter
    • Police searching for missing Hull man 25-year-old Steven Wallace say they've found his body in the Barmston drain
    P&O ferry
  11. Legal action to be taken over a bad smell at treatment works

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Around 100 people are taking legal action against Yorkshire Water because of smells coming from Saltend treatment works.

    Yorkshire Water say they don't comment on legal cases but said it's spending £30m to reduce 'risk of odours' from Saltend.

    Salt End

    For more than a decade a smell has plagued the people of Hedon and surrounding villages.

  12. BreakingBody found in Barmston Drain

    Louise Jackson

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Police searching for a missing Hull man say they've found his body in the Barmston drain. 

    Steven Wallace hadn't been seen since January. 

    The 25-year-old's death is not being treated as suspicious.

  13. Hull man sentenced over laser strike on police helicopter

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 weeks in jail for shining a laser pen into the cockpit of the Humberside Police helicopter. 

    Philip Houghton, of Edison Grove, Hull, pointed the gadget at the aircraft as it circled above his home in January. 

    At the time the helicopter was on an active operation after a shooting at a Mcdonalds in the city.    

  14. Humber Rescue gets government funding

    Paul Murphy

    BBC Look North

    The government is giving £1m to water rescue charities including the Humber Rescue which is getting just over £4,000.

    The money is for lifeboats, launch vehicles, rafts and safety gear as well as training for the voluntary groups.

    Graphic showing grant scheme awards

    Fifty-one charities that support water rescue services across the UK have been given the funding from the Department for Transport. 

  15. Illegal immigrants found on Hull ferry

    Louise Jackson

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Eighteen illegal immigrants have been caught hiding on a P&O Ferry in Hull. 

    They were discovered this morning in the back of a lorry on the freight deck of the pride of Hull. 

    The company says it'll continue to work closely with the UK Border Force to strengthen security.

    Pride of Hull
  16. Weather: A bright sunny day

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A dry, bright and sunny afternoon to come across Hull and East Yorkshire with just the odd shower possible across western parts. 

    It will feel cold, with highs of only 6C (43F). 

    Weather graphic
  17. Watch: New report says Humberside Police need to improve

    Sarah Walton

    Reporter, BBC Look North

    Humberside police need to improve the way they solve crimes, according to a new report

    They're amongst eighteen forces in England and Wales which are rated as 'requiring improvement.' 

    Both forces say the areas highlighted are being acted on.

    I've been looking into this:

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    Video caption: Humberside police need to improve the way they solve crimes according to a new report

    And you can hear more on this story on Look North tonight at 18:30

  18. Watch: You may not have noticed... But we've had royal visitors

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Hundreds of people lined the streets of Stamford Bridge to welcome the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to the village. 

    The royal couple were in East Yorkshire to visit homes and businesses affected by flooding when the River Derwent overtopped on Boxing Day. 

    Our reporter Caroline Bilton was there:

    Video content

    Video caption: The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visiting Stamford Bridge today