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Summary

  1. Updates on Thursday 31 March 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday

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.

    Join us then, goodnight!

  2. It's a dog's life when the chips are down

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    East Yorkshire is full of dog lovers.

    Don't fall foul of the new law if you haven't already got your canine chipped.

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  3. Watch: Here's our Paul with the full weather forecast

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Isolated heavy showers dying out, becoming dry and clear.

    Video content

    Video caption: Paul Hudson with the full forecast on Thursday 31 March
  4. On the right lines: Calling all train spotters

    Andy Comfort

    BBC Radio Humberside

    If like me, you like trains then you'll love these!

    Bi-mode trains in new TransPennine Express brand

    The hybrid trains, operating on both electric and diesel power, should be on the rails of the North of England by the end of 2019.

    Bi-mode trains in new TransPennine Express brand

    FirstGroup have ordered 95 of them as part of the new "TransPennine Express" franchise which begins tomorrow.

  5. More pressure on A&E if Minor Injury Units close

    Chris Arundel

    Reporter, East Yorkshire

    Minor Injury Units are under threat in East Yorkshire and there are fears it will put "unbearable pressure" on Hull Royal Infirmary's A&E.

    East Riding Counillor Lyn Healing thinks if people in Withernsea with cuts and sprains have to go to Hull for treatment the situation will be dire.

    Councillor Lyn Healing
    Quote Message: Somebody getting on the bus, two hour journey. Also if a child hurts themselves at school, again bus at best car, but when they get there they're going to be put on the minor injury list. It could be hours before they're seen." from Councillor Lyn Healing East Riding Council
    Councillor Lyn HealingEast Riding Council
  6. Criminal record for benefit fraudster

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Here's a warning for the would-be fraudsters.

    A woman from Howden has been convicted of claiming benefits she wasn't entitled to. 

    As well as receiving a 12 month community order Katie Smith-Mawson aged 24 of Eastgate in the town must pay back £7,213.20.

    Pile of ten pound notes
    Quote Message: We will continue to use all the powers at our disposal to protect the public purse from those with dishonest intentions.” from Andy Hardy Fraud investigation manager, East Riding Council
    Andy HardyFraud investigation manager, East Riding Council
  7. Latest headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

    Sophia Ewen

    BBC Radio Humberside

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

    • A union which represents staff at Hull College is to ballot its members on strike action
    • There's concern that Hull Royal Infirmary will come under even greater pressure if Withernsea's Minor Injuries Unit is closed
    • First TransPennine Express which operates trains in this area is to get 95 new rail carriages
  8. Have you seen Passer domesticus?

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Otherwise know as the house sparrow, it is the most seen bird in East Riding gardens.

    House Sparrow

    You can get the full 2016 Big Garden Birdwatch results here: rspb.org.uk/birdwatch

  9. Just the ticket: A bus that was designed to go through Bar Gate

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Did you know there used to be a bus specially designed to fit through Beverley's North Bar Gate?

    Maybe they should bring those back?

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  10. Internationally renowned artist taking in the sights of Hull

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The man of the moment is clearly enjoying his visit to Hull.

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  11. Sport: Hull KR centre ruled out for season

    BBC Humberside Sport

    Hull Kingston Rovers Ryan Shaw is out for the rest of the season, after suffering a serious knee injury against Wigan.

    Ryan Saw
  12. Not enough nudity yet

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    I did promise there would be more naked flesh news to come after yesterday's flurry of interest!

    It's been confirmed that more than 2,000 people have officially signed up to take part now.

    Sea of Hull poster

    But I know they still want more bodies.

    So if you're brave enough to bare the blue (paint), sign up here.

  13. Weather: It's sunshine and showers across the region

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    We should continue to enjoy plenty of sunny spells this afternoon across Hull and East Yorkshire but we are also likely to see a few showers. 

    Some of these heavy, but clearing quickly. 

    Light northerly winds and highs today of 10C (50F).

    Weather graphic
  14. Opposition grows over threats to minor injuries units

    Chris Arundel

    Reporter, East Yorkshire

    Withernsea's Minor Injuries Unit is again closed today due to staff shortages.

    Minor Injuries Unit

    But opposition to the potential closure of East Riding's three Minor Injuries Units seems to be growing.

    Graham Stuart MP will meet campaigners on Monday.

    The issue will also be raised at County Hall in Beverley next week.

  15. Gallery gets more attention thanks to city art nudity plan

    Thanks to Spencer Tunick, the man who persuades people to go nude for art, more people are talking about the Ferens art gallery.

    Spotted this nice post from Hull Musems in case you want to know more about its history.

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  16. Latest headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

    Natalie Glanvill

    Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

    The top stories from our Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom this lunchtime include:

    • Humberside Police say they don't see why a late night levy on bars in the East Riding would be useful
    • Opposition grows to the potential closure of three East Riding Minor Injuries Units in a cost-cutting drive
    • Staff at Hull College are to be balloted for strike action
  17. Strike action on cards at Hull College

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Staff at Hull College are being balloted for strike action.

    It's a dispute over pay and a new lesson observation system.

    The University and College Union (UCU) says that college management has not listened to concerns raised by staff.

    Hull College
    Quote Message: We very much want to see this resolved - strike action is the absolute last resort for our members." from Julie Kelley UCU regional official
    Julie KelleyUCU regional official