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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Updates on Wednesday 20 April 2016

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By Clare Crooks

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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.

But just before we go we're now allowed to share the news that there are plans for an £80m regenerationof Hull's Fruit Market.

Humber Street, Hull

It is to create an "urban village" with business, arts and leisure uses alongside new homes in the district's warehouses and cobbled streets.

It's dubbed the city's cultural and creative quarter and regeneration work by the council is already taking place in Humber Street.

There'll be more on BBC Look North tonight and BBC Radio Humberside's Breakfast Show tomorrow morning.

Deadline to renew tiger stripes extended

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull City say all membership scheme packs have been distributed and the deadline for fans to renew existing seats has been extended to Friday, 6 May.

Watch: Tonight's headlines from Look North

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's Peter with what's coming up in the Look North programme one BBC One at 18:30.

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Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire: Dry and clear

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It'll stay dry and clear tonight with lows in rural areas of 0C (32F). 

Tomorrow will be another fine and mainly sunny day with a little patchy cloud developing in places.

Weather graphic

Plans to start charging groups to use parks in Hull

BBC Radio Humberside

Charities and community groups could soon be charged to stage events in Hull's parks.

A £55 administration fee and daily site fees of up to £500 are possible costs. 

Hull City Council says they are introducing a charging model as a way of cover costs and ensuring the parks are kept clean, tidy and safe. 

But Councillor Abi Bell who chairs the Pickering Park Trust isn't happy.

Pickering Park in Hull

Charges like the ones being proposed could completely 'disincentive' volunteers from carrying on running events."

Councillor Abi BellChair, Pickering Park Trust

Shock at police car chase as children make way home

BBC Radio Humberside

Eyewitnesses have told us they were shocked to see a police chase as schoolchildren were walking home in Willerby near Hull. 

In one case we've been told youngsters jumped out of the way of the car being pursued yesterday afternoon.

Humberside Police say the car was stolen and was being driven in a dangerous manner.

We've more reaction on Drivetime with Andy Comfort.

Map of Gorton Road in Willerby

Driver on the pavement only just missed a group of school kids. Terrifying. The kids were on the path just next to the playing field, I can't bear to think what would happen if they hadn't turned and then jumped out his way."

Lesley OliverEye witness

There'll be blue skies over the white cliffs of....Bempton!

BBC Weather Watchers

Thanks to our Weather Watcher Driffield John for this post.

Bempton cliffs
Driffield John

Hull soldier killed in WWI given full military burial in Belgium

Relatives watch the coffin of World War One soldier Gunner Albert Venus arrive at Ypres Town Cemetery in Belgium.

Today a funeral service was held for Mr Venus and five other soldiers killed in action in 1915.

John Howdon, great nephew (middle) and Kathleen Grantham, great niece, (second from left) watch the coffin of their great uncle and First World War soldier Gunner Albert Venus arrive at Ypres Town Cemetery in Belgium for a funeral service for him and five other soldiers killed in action in 1915.
Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The soldier's remains along with shoulder titles from the North and East Riding Batteries of the RFA, were uncovered in the small Belgian town after excavations began on a new housing estate in April 2013.

Latest headlines for Hull and East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

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

  • The Dial-a-Ride shuttle bus which takes patients from Bridlington to Scarborough Hospital is being cancelled
  • A protest has been taking place outside the head office of Drax which owns a power station near Goole
  • The government is promising to protect Britain's border force after warnings of funding cuts

Watch: Protesters in London say Drax should not be subsidised

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

These protesters in London today say Drax's biomass operation near Goole isn't environmentally friendly. 

They want the government to stop subsidising them and spend the money on renewable energy instead.

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Drax insists the site is using wood from forests that do grow back.

Another stunning blue sky from a Weather Watcher

BBC Weather Watchers

Love the bird silhouetted against the blue in Bridlington.

yorkshire kush

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Have your say

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

We've had a huge response to our Facebook post yesterday asking what shops you would like to see come into Hull.

The city council have created a draft prospectus to sell Hull to major high street names.

Whitefriargate in Hull

Big brands are popular but lots of you say you have told us you want more independent shops.

I'd be more happy to see local hull shops given a chance instead of billion pound retail outlets coming to cash in on city of culture then taking all the money home with them."

Nick Hull Graffiti Horsfield

Any, as long as its no more pound shops, betting shops, or charity shops."

Peter Chamberlayne

I don't think big companies will come here."

Heidi Tomlinson

With one of the nations lowest average incomes, people can't afford to shop at up market, high end stores. However something needs to be done to attract more, and varied shops."

Simon Williams

There should be more individual independent retail shops, not the big names."

Sharon O'Hara Burton

Even if we did get the likes of Fenwicks, no one can afford to shop in them which is why most those shops left hull in the first place. Average earnings in Hull are around a third less than the rest of the country."

Steve Coldray

There's plenty of wealthy households in the area around Hull who would shop in the city if there was a John Lewis."

Mike Robson

Could think of loads. I travel to York/Leeds to go to these stores/restaurants but would prefer to spend my pennies in Hull!"

Lucia Linfoot

It's great they are trying to get the big companies here but they have to make them want to stay!"

Alison Wilson

Shuttle bus service to shuffle off

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

A shuttle bus which ferries hospital patients and their relatives from Bridlington to Scarborough Hospital is being cancelled in July.

The Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group is stopping its funding.

Shuttle bus poster

The Bridlington Health Forum says it will cause “turmoil“ for hospital patients and their families.

Calling all gardeners!

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Ever wondered what happened to all that stuff you put in your brown bin?

It's been turned into compost which will be given away for free.

Council workers Carl Barrett and Steve Boldrini with bags of compost at last year’s giveaway at Driffield Showground.
East Riding Council

East Riding Council will hand out around 5,000 bags of the stuff at giveaway events starting in Hornsea on Tuesday, 3 May.

Residents can get two free 15kg bags of compost per car and council staff will even load your car for you.

Can't argue with that!

Road improvements for Bridlington to start at end of May

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

Work will start at the end of May on improving the roads and pedestrian access around Bridlington town centre.

Map of Bridlington

It's the second part of a two-year transport plan for the area and is funded by East Riding Council and the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.

Farm shop couple guilty of 21 food offences

Chris Arundel

Reporter, East Yorkshire

A couple from Hornsea have been banned from operating their food business after admitting food safety and hygiene offences.

Charles and Margery Todd, who run Rosedale Farm Products at Bewholme, pleaded guilty to 21 breaches of the food safety and hygiene regulations at Beverley Magistrates Court. 

Charles Todd also pleaded guilty to one count of obstructing a council officer.

Rosedale Farm Products
East Riding Council

Magistrates were told how Rosedale Farm Products had been operating as a business for 48 years and was responsible for supplying game meats across the East Riding, Leeds, Malton and York.

The couple who are in their 70s will will have to pay almost £15,000 in fines and costs.  

Education on the agenda at PMQS

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

During today's Prime Minister's Questions, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn quoted the Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart on claims that academies don't always raise standards.

Jeremy Corbyn

Dew drop in to Keelby!

BBC Weather Watchers

Nice picture of dew drops on the grass this morning at Keelby.

Grass at Keelby

Weather: Sun, sun, sun today

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

 A dry and bright day, that sunshine sticking around all day.

Weather Graphic

Protest over Drax biomass subsidy

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Protesters are gathering in London now in a protest against Drax who own a power station near Goole.

Campaigners believe the company should not receive government subsidies and claim Drax's biomass operation isn't environmentally friendly.

Drax says the wood pellets they use come from a sustainable source.

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:

  • The number of people out of work in Yorkshire and the Humber has gone up by 4,000 
  • Work will start at the end of May on improving the roads and pedestrian access around Bridlington town centre
  • Campaigners are gathering in London to protest about subsidies to Drax power station near Goole

Bright idea to raise awareness of cycle crime for students

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Nothing like a bright colour to grab people's attention!

This pink bicycle is doing the rounds at the University of Hull in an effort to raise awareness of cycle crime among students .

Pink bicycle at University of Hull
Humberside Police

It's Mr Blue Sky at Hedon today

BBC Weather Watchers

Bensmatt55 reports that it is bright and sunny in Hedon this morning.

No kidding, look at that beautiful clear blue sky!


Keep them coming Weather Watchers.

Beacon with a difference for The Queen's birthday

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Is this the only LED beacon being lit for the Queen's 90th birthday?

It's on top of All Saints Church in Sancton.

Mac and William Coats
Tim Coats

This is Steve McMillan and William Coats testing it ahead of the event tomorrow when more than 1,000 beacons will be lit across the UK and other countries to mark the occasion.

There'll be others lit up across East Yorkshire tomorrow evening but they are more likely to be bonfires or gas-fuelled.

Increase in the number of unemployed

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

There's been a rise in the number of people out of work in our area over the past three months.

Job centre

Unemployment in Yorkshire and the Humber rose by 4,000 to 169,000.

Listen: Hull City player Andrew Robertson's reaction to reaching the play-offs

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull City won at Reading last night confirming a Championship play-off place.

The score was 2-1 to the Tigers.

Concern over vacancies for children's social workers

BBC Radio Humberside

We've been told this morning that new children's social workers in this area get very little respite and support.

Figures show councils across the country are relying on agency workers to cover thousands of jobs.

In Hull the number of workers being taken on has risen but the number of vacancies has also increased while in the East Riding fewer people were being hired.

Child in window

There are fears that many people new to the job are being thrown in at the deep end.

There's quite a lot of sickness within children and family services. You know, an awful lot of that is through stress which means then their colleagues are picking up more cases and then they're feeling stressed."

Nikki OsborneUnison

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire this morning

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

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

  • There's a shortage of children's social workers across the region
  • A protest is expected to take place in London later against subsidies to Drax
  • Unions say they now hope that Greybull Capital will finalise its deal to takeover Tata steel in Scunthorpe

There's no pulling the wool over Gillian's eyes

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

I've been meeting Gillian Long and her lambs this morning. 

She's the Master Tailor at Cock Of The Walk in Hull and they have live lambs in the shop today.

Gillian Long

Gillian will be teaching people the process of making a suit from wool today.

It's part of Hull Fashion Week.

Weather Watchers: Rainbows in the mist

BBC Weather Watchers

Great morning for capturing the mist and sunlight across the region.

This one was taken by BBC Weather Watcher Ilka Schnauzer in Healing.

Ilka Schnauzer

Watch: Sheep to suit you sir!

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Little lambs are here in Hull!

A bespoke tailors will demonstrate the processes of turning a fleece into a beautiful suit for Hull Fashion Week.

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Hull FC captain agrees contract extension

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull FC skipper Gareth Ellis has agreed a one year contract extension

It'll keep him at the club until the end of the 2017 season.

Gareth Ellis

Ellis has come back from a severe injury after problems with his achilles. 

He joined the club in 2013.

Watch: A weather forecast you'll enjoy!

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Owain Wyn Evans has all the details for today.

Steel Crisis: Tata UK buyout bid from Port Talbot boss

BBC Radio Humberside

Tata Steel's Port Talbot chief Stuart Wilkie is to launch a management buyout of the company's operations in the UK.

Tata is selling its entire loss-making UK business and has asked for expressions of interest as part of the sales negotiations process.

Port Talbot steelworks

Mr Wilkie was one of the main people behind a survival plan that was rejected by the Tata board in India and the UK business was put up for sale.

That led to a bid for Scunthorpe's Long Products Division by finance firm Greybull Capital - a bid which received a boost yesterday when unions agreed to a pay cut to ease the deal through.

Thousands sign petition opposing Drax cash subsidy

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

This is Drax power station near Goole.

Around half of the huge coal power plant has been converted to run on biomass fuel.

The company receives a green subsidy for this but campaigners say it isn't environmentally friendly.

Drax power station

Today a petition signed by more than 80,000 people will be handed to the government calling on them to end the subsidies.

Drax says the government support has been used to upgrade the site and that the wood pellets it burns come from forests that grow back.

Headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

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

  • There's concern about a high level of vacancies for children's social workers across the region
  • A 60,000 signature petition will be handed into the government calling for an end to subsidies for a Yorkshire power station
  • An independent shop in Hull is inviting lambs on to its premises

Weather across Hull and East Yorkshire: A chilly start but plenty of sunshine

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Brrrr! A chilly start to the day across the region with a little frost likely across rural parts as well as the odd patch of fog.

A dry and bright day to come with plenty of sunshine in the forecast this morning.

Weather Graphic

Join us for today's Live coverage

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Good morning! Welcome to BBC Hull and East Yorkshire Live on this fine Wednesday, 20 April.

Clare here bringing you the latest news, sport and travel from across the area throughout the day.

How's this for a picture to start the day? Beverley Minster looking stunning this morning courtesy of our colleague Paul Murphy.

Beverley Minster
Paul Murphy

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