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  1. Live updates for Friday 19 February have now finished for the day. We're back from 08:00 on Monday.

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By Louise Wheeler

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks for joining me today from the Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom. We'll be back on Monday 22nd February 2016. Have a lovely weekend.

  2. Weather: Rain clearing away

    BBC Weather

    Cloud and rain will gradually move away leading to drier conditions and clear spells.

    Some scattered showers possible.

    Feeling cold with gusty winds.

    Lows of seven degrees celsius.

  3. Could old New York Hotel site in Hull be turned into a car park?

    Hull Daily Mail

    Councillors in Hull say the site of the former New York Hotel could be used as a temporary car park.

    The disused building in Anlaby Road, near the city centre, was recently demolished after standing empty for more than a decade.

    New York Hotel
  4. Headlines from Friday's Look North with Peter

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Here is Peter with tonight's headlines from Look North. Watch the full programme at 1830 tonight on BBC One.

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  5. Latest headlines from the Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Local Live

    This afternoon's headlines from Hull and East Yorkshire:

    • More than 50 arrests have been in Hull following a police operation to target drugs and organised crime.
    • A ward has been closed at Hull Royal Infirmary after an outbreak of the winter vomitting virus.
    • In sport, Hull KR name Ryan Shaw as a replacement for James Donaldson - who's ruled out with a dislocated wrist.
  6. Sport: Hull KR name Donaldson's replacement

    BBC Humberside Sport

    Ryan Shaw has been named in the 19 man squad to face Wakefield this weekend.

    Shaw is replacing injured James Donaldson.

    Donaldson has been ruled out for 10 to 12 weeks after suffering a dislocated wrist.

    Ryan Shaw
  7. Watch: Police say a crackdown on drugs and organised crime is a 'success'

    Jill Archbold

    BBC Look North

    Humberside Police say the community will feel safer following a police operation to target drugs and organised crime.

    More than 50 people were arrested over the last few weeks.

    Detective Chief Inspector Paul Kirkby says they will be continuing to tackle the issues associated with organised crime and say they'll still be making 'early morning knocks on the door' to catch those involved.

    Video content

    Video caption: Humberside Police talk about 'Operation Impact'
  8. Travel: More delays for EYMS

    BBC Travel

    EYMS says 'to add to our problems' - the Drypool Bridge is closed for shipping.

    This is causing further delays to east Hull services.

  9. Travel: Update from our friends on the buses at EYMS

    BBC Travel

    Services are diverting via Freetown Way and Wright Street because of long delays on Spring Bank and Freetown Way.

    Also the traffic lights have failed at Ferensway / Carr Lane / Anlaby Road Junction in Hull. There are delays to services as a result.

  10. Travel: Roadworks in operation

    BBC Travel

    Mobile road works are in operation between Weghill Road and Hedon on the B1362.

  11. Ward closes at Hull Royal Infirmary after outbreak of winter vomiting bug

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Local Live

    Wards 9 and 80 at Hull Royal Infirmary are closed to new admissions following an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug. 

    A further three wards have bays closed and are operating restricted access.

    Patients, visitors and staff who have experienced diarrhoea or vomiting are all being urged to stay away from hospital until they have been symptom-free for 48 hours.

    Quote Message: Healthy people who suffer from Norovirus or other vomiting bugs are generally able to shake them off within a day or two, but for people who already need hospital care, who may be frail or more vulnerable to infection, catching something like this on top of an existing health problem can be particularly dangerous. from Mike Wright Chief Nurse at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
    Mike WrightChief Nurse at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
    Hull Royal Infirmary
  12. Archbishop continues 'Pilgrimage of Prayer' through Hull

    Archbishop Sentamu is to meet up with the Humber Rescue team and is to continue his 'Pilgrimage of Prayer' along the River Humber next week.

    The Archbishop will visit patients at Hull Royal Infirmary and be calling in at the Hessle Road Network – a community led organisation working with young people.  

    Quote Message: I am making this Pilgrimage across the Diocese of York to encourage people to pray, to be confident in witnessing to Christ and to bless what God is doing. We have experienced the great joy of baptisms and lots of people asking questions about having Jesus as a friend at the centre of their lives. This will be a very busy week in the Hull West area but there will always be room for God. from Archbishop Sentamu
    Archbishop Sentamu
  13. Watch: East Yorkshire town buys second ceremonial chains despite criticism

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    A town council has been described as a disgrace after announcing plans to buy a second set of ceremonial chains. 

    But the Chair Elloughton cum Brough town council has defended the decision.

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    Video caption: People are unhappy after a second pair of ceremonial chains were bought.
  14. Travel: Congestion on the A63

    BBC Travel

    There is congestion on the A63 eastbound within the A1079 junction according to Highways England.

    On this map you can see the worst affected areas shown in red.

  15. Weather: Cold with bright and sunny spells

    BBC Weather

    Some bright and sunny spells. Feeling cold. 

    But this afternoon rain creeping in. Starting with light and patchy rain - heavier spells later.

    Top temperatures of 7 degrees celsius.

  16. Latest headlines from Hull and East Yorkshire

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Local Live

    This lunchtime's headlines from the Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

  17. World tourism industry to descend on Hull

    Members of the world's tourism industry will descent on Hull next week to see what the city has to offer visitors.

    Teams from Visit Britain will be heading to The Deep, the Old Town and the 'Ale Trail.'

    The visitors will also be shown the regeneration work and future plans for Hull.

    Quote Message: We’re very much looking forward to welcoming these leading travel experts to Hull and showing them what we have to offer. Following Hull’s recent naming as places to visit in Rough Guides and The Telegraph; these visits are yet another sign that perceptions of our city are changing. These are exciting times for Hull and the challenge now is to ensure that City of Culture and other recent investments deliver a lasting legacy for the people of Hull. from Councillor Steven Bayes Portfolio Holder for Visitor Destination
    Councillor Steven BayesPortfolio Holder for Visitor Destination
  18. Operation Impact: Amphetamines, samurai sword and cannabis found

    Jill Archbold

    BBC Look North

    Humberside Police has released pictures showing what officers recovered as part of 'Operation Impact.'

    They were targeting drug dealing and organised crime.

    Items seized included 1kg of amphetamines, spice and a samurai sword.

    Recovered items
  19. More school funding may be allocated in the East Riding

    Chris Arundel

    Reporter, East Yorkshire

    Councillor Julie Abraham, East Riding cabinet spokeswoman on schools issues, says the East Riding may get more funding for its schools starting in the autumn. 

    It's currently one of the worst-funded councils in England in terms of school funding. 

    The National Union of Teachers claims the equivalent of 45 teachers jobs could go in the summer due to school budget problems.