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Summary

  1. Live updates for Wednesday 23 March have now finished for the day. We're back from 08:00 on Thursday.

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By Laura Foster

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Laura Foster

    BBC Look North

    Local Live has finished for today. We're back from 08:00 tomorrow with more news from around the area. 

    Until then, here's a lovely picture of the Ouse Bridge sent to us by Louise. 

    Ouse Bridge Taken from Hook
    Image caption: Ouse Bridge Taken from Hook

    If you want to send us any pictures then get in touch via email, Instagramtwitter or Facebook.    

  2. Tomorrow's Weather: Cloudy

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Cloudy all day but it will feel breezy and colder than it has done recently.

    BBC Weather
  3. Ferrybridge C coal-fired power station closes after 50 years

    Laura Foster

    BBC Look North

    Ferrybridge C power station has stopped production today.

    Ferrybridge

    The decision to close the loss-making plant was taken last May. 

    It will officially shut on the 31st March before being decommissioned. 

    About a hundred and eighty people work at the plant, along with a number of contractors.  

  4. Archbishop of York blesses home of Hull KR

    Crispin Rolfe

    Reporter BBC Look North

    The Archbishop of York has blessed the KC Lightstream Stadium ahead of Hull KR's match against rivals Hull FC this weekend.

    Dr John Sentamu at Lightstream

    Dr John Sentamu’s visit to the ground is part of his six-month pilgrimage of prayer, witness and blessing across Yorkshire.

    But I wonder... does it maybe give the Robins an unfair advantage? 

  5. Headlines: Hull New Theatre will miss at least 7 months of City of Culture celebrations

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    • Hull New Theatre will miss at least 8 months of City of Culture celebrations - because it won't have finished its renovations
    • Minor Injuries Units in Hornsea, Driffield and Withernsea are being considered for closure
    • Hull charity warns that men are coming under increasing pressure to have perfect bodies
    Hull New Theatre
  6. SPORT: World Champion Lizzie Armitstead to enter Tour De Yorkshire

    Matt Dean

    BBC Radio Humberside

    British world champion Lizzie Armitstead will race for the most lucrative prize in women's cycling at next month's Tour de Yorkshire.

    Lizzie Armitstead celebrates her 2015 world title in Richmond, Virginia
    Image caption: Lizzie Armitstead celebrates her 2015 world title in Richmond, Virginia

    This year's winner will get £15,000 from a £50,000 prize fund. Last year's winner Louise Mahe received £1,000.

    The 135km ride from Otley to Doncaster takes place on Saturday 30 April, with the second stage of the men's three-day race starting later on the same course.

    It is Armitstead's first race as world champion in the UK.

  7. BreakingHumber Bridge fully open again

    BBC Travel

    The Humber Bridge has reopened again in time for this evening's rush hour.

    Travel Map

    There are problems though on the B1232 in Willerby

  8. Warning from Hull charity that more men are suffering from eating disorders

    Vicky Johnson

    BBC Look North

    An eating disorder charity based in Hull says it's treating boys as young as eight.

    Video content

    Video caption: Hull eating disorder charity says boys as young as eight need help for eating disorders
  9. BreakingTravel: One lane closed southbound on Humber Bridge

    BBC Travel

    Humberside Police are at the scene.

    Travel Map
  10. Nearly 2,000 cases of pet cruelty in East Yorkshire

    Victoria Holland

    BBC Look North

    The RSPCA says it investigated 1,877 complaints of cruelty towards pets in 2015.

    Video content

    Video caption: The RSPCA says it investigated 1,877 complaints of cruelty towards pets in 2015
  11. Health units brought in to take pressure off hospitals face closure

    Andy Comfort

    BBC Radio Humberside

    East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group is considering closing minor injury units in Hornsea, Withernsea and Driffield to save money.  

    Video content

    Video caption: CCG considering closing minor injury units in Hornsea, Withernsea & Driffield

    The MIUs were brought in to take pressure of Accident & Emergency Departments and to stop people from having to wait too long for treatment.

    But the East Riding CCG claim they're underused because people are opting to go straight to Hull Royal Infirmary's emergency department.

    Quote Message: A final decision hasn't been made. We are currently working up options which will be assessed against a number of criteria which will include value for money, quality and access. " from Jane Hawkard East Riding CCG
    Jane HawkardEast Riding CCG
  12. Pet cruelty in East Yorkshire

    Victoria Holland

    BBC Look North

    The RSPCA says it investigated nearly 2,000 complaints of cruelty towards pets in East Yorkshire in 2015.

    All of these animals were rescued by the RSPCA in Hull.

    Cats at the RSPCA in Hull
    Image caption: These kittens were dumped in a box

    Oscar the spaniel was handed over to an RSPCA officer in the street.

    Spaniel
    Image caption: Oscar the spaniel was handed over to an RSPCA officer in the street.

    The RSPCA says more than half of these cases involved people being cruel to dogs.  

    Troy's owners left him with fur was so matted, it cut off supply to his front leg.  

    Troy
    Image caption: Troy with his new owner

    The situation was so bad, he had to have it amputated. 

    The good news is Troy has a lovely new home (and new owner) in Bridlington.

  13. SPORT: Tour De Yorkshire women's race to offer 'world's biggest' prize money

    Simon Clark

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The winner of this year's Tour De Yorkshire women's race will win £15,000.

    Lizzy Armistead
    Image caption: British world champion Lizzie Armitstead will race for the most lucrative prize in women's cycling at next month's race

    Last year's winner Louise Mahe received only £1,000.  

    The Yorkshire prize pot is also almost double what is on offer at the premier race for female professionals in this country, the five-day Women's Tour in June.

    Cycling has a far worse record for gender inequality than tennis, the game currently dominating the headlines for sexism in sport.

    Leading female riders have been calling for better events and more exposure for years.  

  14. Paul Merton and Badly Drawn Boy among acts announced for Pocklington festival

    David Burns

    BBC Radio Humberside

    More acts have been announced for this year's Platform Festival in Pocklington.

    Platform Festival Line Up

    It features The Shires, Badly Drawn Boy, comedian Paul Merton and Bridlington band Seafret.  

    Paul Merton

    The festival is being organised by the not-for-profit organisation, the Pocklington Arts Centre.

    Previous years have seen performances by Joan Armatrading, Rhod Gilbert, Sarah Millican and Edwyn Collins.

  15. Nuclear bunker near Withernsea re-opens as tourist attraction

    Jill Archbold

    BBC Look North

    A nuclear bunker on the East Yorkshire coast re-opens as a tourist attraction today.

    Bunker

    The former underground base at RAF Holmpton is just south of Withernsea has undergone a revamp.

    Bunker

    It was once on the frontline of Britain's defence against the former Soviet Union during the Cold War.  

  16. Hull KR's Albert Kelly responds to reports he faces two-year ban

    Mike White

    Sports Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

    There are media reports that Hull Kingston Rovers' Albert Kelly is facing a two year ban from rugby league.

    The action relates to a 2011 case where a sports scientist is understood to have carried out a controversial supplements program with his old team, Cronulla Sharks.

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  17. Millions need to spend on fixing Yorkshire and Humber potholes

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Look North

    There are claims that £76 million needs to be spent to fix potholes in Yorkshire and the Humber.

    Pothole

    That's according to a report from a group that researches the state of the nations roads (Asphalt Industry Alliance).

    It estimates that there are 127,502 potholes across Yorkshire and the Humber.

  18. Headlines: Council deny they've made a 'pig's ear' of Hull New Theatre revamp

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    • Hull City Council denies it's made a mess of the renovation of Hull New Theatre after news it won't reopen until next August.
    • Nearly 2,000 cases of pet cruelty were investigated by the RSPCA last year in East Yorkshire
    • Plans to boost the number of people visiting East Yorkshire are being discussed today