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  1. Updates on Tuesday 15 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Wednesday

Live Reporting

By Clare Crooks

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our Live coverage across the day

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Hull and East Yorkshire Live has finished for today.

    We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the area.

    Wednesday is Budget Day, but what's in that little red case?

    George Osborne on Budget Day, 2015

    Don't forget, you can share your views of the Budget via FacebookTwitter or email.


  2. Budget plans to spend millions on transport in the North of England

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    In case you hadn't heard, its the budget tomorrow. 

    But we already know money's promised for rail and road improvements across the Pennines.

    View more on twitter

    Question is, will Hull and East Yorkshire actually benefit?

  3. Latest headlines: Hull man arrested following roof top protest; A new lifeboat service for Cleethorpes

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The top stories this evening from the Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom include:

    • A man who spent more than 30 hours on the roof of a building in Hull has been arrested
    • A Hull man's been jailed for six years for his part in a plot to sail more than a tonne of cocaine into the UK on a yacht
    • A new independent lifeboat service is planned for Cleethorpes
  4. Traffic and Travel: Barrier repairs on M62

    BBC Travel

    If you're heading out of Hull on the M62 allow extra time. 

    One lane remains closed westbound between Goole and Howden to allow barrier repairs. 

    It's because of that accident involving a lorry earlier today.

  5. Watch: Keeley Donovan has the forecast for the next few days

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Staying cloudy with some mist and fog overnight, especially for the coast.

    Video content

    Video caption: Keeley Donovan with the forecast for Tuesday 15 March
  6. Schools in Freetown are 'benefiting from links to Hull'

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    This is at Conforti School in Freetown, Sierra Leone which is twinned with Sutton Park Primary in Hull.

    That's one if their teachers in the picture.

    Conforti School, Sierra Leone

    As part of the planning for City of Culture next year a team from Hull has been to visit the its twin city.

    And two teachers from Sutton Park Primary went along to build educational links.

    Here they're using Skype to talk to pupils in Hull.

    Pupils of Conforti School using Skype

    It's one of Freetown's flagship schools but poverty is a big issue. 

    Hull City Council says it's already providing support but more is needed.

    Quote Message: We've got really good links with the schools via our Freetown Society and that would be a really good place to start." from Councillor Daran Hale Deputy Leader of Hull City Council
    Councillor Daran HaleDeputy Leader of Hull City Council
  7. Latest headlines: Roof top protest ends in arrest; Shifting sands blamed for boat grounding in Humber

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The top stories from the Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom this afternoon include:

    • A man's been arrested by police after a 30 hour rooftop protest in Hull
    • A man from Hull's been jailed for six years for his part in a conspiracy to smuggle cocaine into the UK
    • Shifting sands in the Humber are being blamed for the grounding of a number of vessels in the estuary in recent days
  8. Surviving and thriving in East Yorkshire

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    This lot are smiling because they've just been given £2,000.

    members of the activity group at East Riding Leisure Haltemprice

    They're an activity group for cancer survivors in Cottingham. 

    The money is from the council and CCG's Connecting Communities Grant Fund.

    They're going to spent it on new sports equipment to help them continue their recovery.

  9. The shifting sands of time

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Shifting sands in the Humber are being blamed for the grounding of a number of vessels in the estuary in recent days.

    This ship had to wait for the high tide this morning to release it from the sandbanks near Brough.

    Ship on the Humber

    The Humber Harbour Master says it's not unusual for the sands to shift like this at this time of year.

    Quote Message: We can confirm that a small number of vessels have experienced grounding on the Whittons off Brough recently, as the navigation channel has narrowed due to the dynamic nature of the estuarine environment." from Capt Andrew Firman Harbour Master Humber
    Capt Andrew FirmanHarbour Master Humber
  10. Traffic and Travel: Lowgate closed for filming on Wednesday

    BBC Travel

    Just a reminder that Lowgate in Hull will be closed from 1000 - 1700 tomorrow. 

    Channel 4 are filming part of a new four-part drama by the Three John Scotts pub.

    Lowgate in Hull

    Local traffic diversions via Silver Street and High Street will be in place during the closure and stewards will be on hand to advise motorists.

  11. Cockayne guilty plea

    BBC Humberside Sport

    Hull KR's Ben Cockayne has entered an early guilty plea for his Grade A charge of alleged dangerous contact.

    Ben Cockayne

    He'll face no further action.

  12. Father's concern over man on roof of Hull property

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Here's the dad of the man who spent more than 30 hours on a rooftop in Hull.

    The rooftop protestor is in police custody but his dad says the family have been worried.

    View more on twitter
  13. Man jailed for six years over his involvement in cocaine smuggling plot

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    This man from Hull has been jailed for six years for his part in a conspiracy to smuggle cocaine worth nearly £160,000,000, into the UK.

    Wayne Bush

    Wayne Bush, 45, is already serving a three and a half year sentence for an unrelated offence.  

    The plot to transport the drugs from Venezuela in a yacht was foiled in September 2014 when it was intercepted off the coast of Ireland.

    Haul of cocaine

    The Crown Prosecution Service says the case proves individuals can be brought to justice for organised crime.

    Quote Message: Had the plan succeeded, £164m worth of drugs would have landed on Britain’s streets. " from Tarryn McCaffrey Reviewing lawyer, CPS Organised Crime Division
    Tarryn McCaffreyReviewing lawyer, CPS Organised Crime Division
  14. Wanted man could be in Hull or East Yorkshire area

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Police are looking for this man.

    Paul Smith

    Paul Smith is wanted in connection with an armed bank robbery in Rotherham earlier this year.

    Wanted poster

    He's know to have connections in this area.

  15. Keeping a tight rein on insecure loads

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Do you think the driver's tempers were as frayed as these straps after being stopped by police and given a fine? 

    Humberside Police Roads Policing Section have been working with the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) today checking on insecure loads.

    View more on twitter
  16. Catch a break not fish during the close season

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    There are lots of keen fisherman in this part of the world.

    You can't fish for coarse from today until 15 June.

    Always good to read up on the rules, don't get caught out.

    View more on twitter
  17. Witness appeal after M62 lorry accident

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Here's that lorry that hit the central reservation of the M62 causing disruption  today.earlier

    Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident.

    View more on twitter
  18. School's out (for some)

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    There's disruption to some local sixth form colleges today.

    Members of the teaching union, the NUT, are taking strike action over funding cuts.

    Wyke College in Hull

    The government failed in its bid to get the strike ruled as unlawful.

    They claim the walkout is politically motivated.

  19. Cargo ship floated off sandbank in Humber

    This ship was grounded in the Humber for more than 10 hours after getting stuck on a sandbank this morning.

    Ship on the Humber

    It's free now but the cargo ship got caught out near Brough.

    Don't worry though the Coastguard says it hasn't caused any pollution to the water.