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  1. Live updates have finished on Monday 18 July 2016
  2. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Tuesday

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By Louise Wheeler

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Five things we learnt today

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Thanks for being with us today. We will be back from 0800 tomorrow.

In the meantime let's look at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning:

See you tomorrow.


Watch: The headlines from BBC Look North

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here is Peter with the headlines for tonight's Look North. 

Watch the full stories at 1830 on BBC One.

Headlines from Peter - with the full story at 1830 on BBC One

Sport: Hull City defender ruled out for 6 months

BBC Sport

Hull City's Moses Odubajo faces up to six months out after tests confirm the defender suffered a knee ligament injury.

Odubajo limped off after just five minutes of Tigers' friendly away to Grimsby Town. 

Manager Steve Bruce (pictured) says talks are ongoing to attract players to the club.

Steve Bruce

Batman must be feeling warm today...

David Reeves

BBC Radio Humberside

The man better known as the Hull Batman - aka Simon Moreton - is striking once more.

Once again he's dressed in full movie-like Batsuit as he raises money for charity by cycling from Southport to Hornsea.

That's 215 miles along the TransPennine cycle route across just two days.

View more on twitter

Your headlines this evening

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Wildlife Trust says it's 'dismayed' after plans for visitor centre are rejected

Amanda White

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust says they worked hard to ensure the application for a visitor centre compiled with local and national policy.

Plans were put forward for a £900,000 pound centre at Spurn Point.

They say today's decision is disappointing and that they will appeal against it.

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council says it was refused because of a flood risk and also because of its visual impact.

Spurn Point

Why we don't need to swap being in Hull for LA today....

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Well it's been a hot one today....with temperatures reaching 27 degrees celsius today in Hull.

Much warmer than Los Angeles that reached 19 and similar weather to our friends on the continent in Paris and Rome that reached 29 and 28 respectively.

Met office

Environmental charity raises concern about impact of Brexit

BBC Radio Humberside

An East Yorkshire representative of the Sea Watch Foundation says he fears exiting the EU could threaten one of the largest planned Special Areas of Conservation in the UK. 

The site is being proposed to protect harbour porpoise (pictured) off the Southern North Sea across the Dogger Bank. 

Robin Petch, from Sea Watch, says these areas were driven by EU legislation and he now wants assurances that the government will continue to support and maintain such areas. 

Harbour porpoise

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs says no timescale is set for a government decision on these proposed sites. 

It adds that the current level of protection is high and enforced by law.  

Watch: 'It became noticeably quiet and then we saw the ambulances' says helicopter witness

Katy Austin

BBC Look North

An investigation is continuing into what caused a helicopter crash in East Yorkshire. 

Five men were seriously injured after it came down at Breighton Airfield near Howden at the end of a weekend event.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch is now examining the circumstances that led to the crash. 

It came down at Breighton Airfield near Howden

Your headlines this afternoon

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Weather picture: A sunny view from Hessle

BBC Weather Watchers

A lovely sunny outlook in Hessle. 

One of our BBC Weather Watchers, Hull Valley, sent us this picture, simply saying: "Lovely morning in Hessle".

Hull Valley

Traffic and Travel: Train delays expected

BBC Travel

A problem with the river bridge at Selby means trains may be cancelled or delayed by up to 40 minutes.  

Listen to BBC Radio Humberside for latest updates.

Watch: 'You want to win for your country' says Tickton's Kyle Edmund

BBC Sport

In tennis, Great Britain are through to the semi-finals of the Davis Cup after two wins by East Yorkshire's Kyle Edmund. 

The world number 68, from Tickton, beat Serbia's Dusan Lajovic. 

Andy Murray didn't play in the match, allowing Kyle to shine.

Edmund says he is pleased he managed to win the match

BreakingSpurn Point visitor centre decision

Amanda White

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

An application to build a visitor centre Spurn Point has been refused by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust wanted it built as they believed it would benefit the area.

But the plans had attracted concern about the flood risk.

Weather: It's going to be a hot one on Tuesday

BBC Weather

It may be warm now, but the heat is forecast to reach its peak on Tuesday.

The forecasters say there'll be highs into the mid 30s in some parts of the UK.

Looks like we'll need the sun cream!

Here's the latest weather picture from the BBC: 


Davis Cup: How far can Britain's Kyle Edmund rise?

Russell Fuller

BBC tennis correspondent in Belgrade

"By the time he's 22, 23 or 24 I think he will be a top-10 player," said captain Leon Smith, shortly after Tickton's Kyle Edmund helped Britain through to the Davis Cup semi-finals

Kyle Edmund
Getty Images

Edmund, Britain's number one player in the tie, beat Serbia's Dusan Lajovic in straight sets in Belgrade on Sunday in only his second Davis Cup appearance.

The first had been memorable. The 21-year-old allowed David Goffin only four games in the opening two sets of the first rubber of last year's final in Ghent. 

The next three sets went convincingly Belgium's way as Edmund started cramping, but his forehand left quite an impression on the Belgian.

Fiona Southwell killing: Humberside police appeal for witnesses

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Humberside Police are continuing to investigate the murder of 59-year-old Fiona Southwell at Seaton near Hornsea.

Fiona Southwell
Humberside Police

A 21-year-old man remains in police custody and is being questioned about Ms Southwell's death.

Meanwhile, detectives say they'd like to speak to anyone using the old railway track between Hull and Hornsea between 07:00 and 19:00 on Friday 15 July.

I am aware that this incident will be a shock to those living in the local area given its remote and rural location. It is important to re-iterate that murders are extremely rare and crime in general remains very low in area, so I would urge people not to be fearful.

Det Ch Insp Tony CockerillHumberside Police

Decision on Spurn Point visitor centre expected later

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside News

A decision on whether a £900,000 visitor centre at Spurn Point can go ahead is due to be made later. 

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust says it would benefit the area.

However, those against it are concerned about the flood risk and the impact on surrounding villages.


Weather: Getting warmer this afternoon

BBC Weather

Just look how warm it's going to get this afternoon across the UK.

The forecast for Hull and East Yorkshire is for a mostly dry and very warm afternoon with spells of sunshine, with just a small chance of a shower.

The top temperature will be about 27C (81F).

Met Office

Your headlines this lunchtime from the Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Boys fall behind in the classroom

Natasha Turney

BBC Local Live

We've all got our strengths and weaknesses it when it comes to learning. Some pick it up easy while others find concepts very difficult to grasp.


However, it seems boys in Hull and East Yorkshire are trailing behind girls when it comes to language skills before they've even started school. 

The Save the Children charity says more than a fifth of boys are falling behind in basic communication skills.

The charity says a quarter of boys in England - 80,000 - started reception class struggling to speak a full sentence or follow instructions.  

Hospital shuttle bus to charge patients to use servce

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

A shuttle bus between Bridlington and Scarborough Hospitals will cost you £5 from today. 

Until now the service has been free, but the Clinical Commissioning Group in Scarborough has now stopped funding it. 

East Riding Council is piloting a new 12-week service which will cost £5 for a return ticket.

Three Yorkshire MPs appointed in Prime Minister's reshuffle

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

The Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy (pictured middle) has been appointed as the new Northern Powerhouse minister.

Mr Percy is one of a number of MPs from our region who have new posts following Theresa May's reshuffle.

Graham Stuart (pictured right), whose constituency is Beverley and Holderness, is now the government's assistant whip.

Meanwhile, David Davis (pictured left) the MP for Howden and Haltemprice is the new Brexit Secretary.


Traffic and travel: Problems on the roads

BBC Travel

There's still some congestion in Stallingborough following a two lorry crash, but traffic is now moving. 

Elsewhere the A160 remains closed at Immingham due to over running roadworks. 

That's causing very slow traffic between Brocklesby Interchange and A1077 Ulceby Road junction.

Drivers urged to slow down for horses

Natasha Turney

BBC Local Live

When you pass a horse and rider on the roads, it's common courtesy to slow down to not startle the horse. However we all know not every driver follows the same principle.

A campaign has now been set up by The British Horse Society urging drivers in Lincolnshire to slow down when they drive past horse riders.

It's called Dead Slow and is asking you to drive at 15mph when going past a horse. 

Since 2010, there have been 41 road incidents involving the animals in the county and three riders have died.  


Listen: Investigation begins following helicopter crash

BBC Radio Humberside

An investigation's begun after five people were seriously injured in a helicopter crash in Breighton, East Yorkshire.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch says it's aware of the accident and will carry out a full inquiry into its cause.

John from Bubwith lives in the area and works at the museum on the airfield. He spoke to BBC Radio Humberside:

Watch: Weather forecast for Hull and East Yorkshire

BBC Weather

Here's BBC Look North's Abbie with a look at the weather forecast for today.

It looks like a nice day ahead:

Your headlines this morning from the Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Listen: New Northern Powerhouse minister's 'surprise' at appointment

BBC Radio Humberside

Brigg and Goole Conservative MP Andrew Percy has told BBC Radio Humberside he was "surprised" to be appointed as the new Northern Powerhouse minister.

Mr Percy replaces Stockton South MP James Wharton, who has moved to the Department for International Development.

A government spokesman said the Northern Powerhouse "will continue to be a priority".

This is what Mr Percy told Lizzie and Carl on the BBC Radio Humberside breakfast show:

Davis Cup: Tickton's Kyle Edmund win seals GB victory

BBC Sport

Kyle Edmund, from Tickton near Beverley, has taken Great Britain into the Davis Cup semi-finals with victory over Serbia's Dusan Lajovic in Belgrade.

Edmund, making only his second Davis Cup appearance, won 6-3 6-4 7-6 (7-5) to give Britain, who were without Andy Murray, an unassailable 3-1 lead.

Britain will now play Argentina at home in September as they aim to defend the title they won in Belgium last year.

Kyle Edmund

East Yorkshire firm considering relocation to be more competitive

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter, BBC Radio Humberside

One of Bridlington's biggest employers is considering relocating its factories to Leeds. 

Ecco Safety Group, which owns Britax and Premier Hazard, says it wants to make its business more competitive by having modern facilities closer to top universities. 

The company's told the BBC a decision won't be made until it's consulted with its employees.

Man arrested on suspicion of murder in East Yorkshire

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the death of a woman in East Yorkshire.

The body of 59-year-old Fiona Southwell (pictured) was found at Grange Farm in Seaton near Hornsea on Friday night. 

A 21-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of murder. 

Humberside Police say they want to speak to anyone who may have seen what happened - especially those who use the pathway along the old Hull to Hornsea railway track which runs past the farm.

Fiona Southwell
Humberside Police

Latest headlines: Five injured after helicopter crash and man arrested on suspicion of murder in East Yorkshire

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the latest headlines from the Hull and East Yorkshire newsroom:

Traffic and Travel: Delays expected on A180

BBC Travel

The A180 Westbound is blocked and there's queuing traffic due to an accident.

Three vehicles were involved in the collision between A1136 and A1173.

Weather: A warm and sunny day

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

A dry and bright day and feeling warm.

There might be the odd isolated shower.

Highs of 26C (79F).


Five seriously injured in Breighton airfield helicopter crash

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Five people have been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a helicopter crashed in East Yorkshire. 

The aircraft came down at Breighton Aerodrome near Selby last night. 

It's thought none of the injuries are life-threatening. 

Police say the Air Accident Investigation Branch will investigate.


Traffic and Travel: A160 closed after roadworks delay

BBC Travel

The A160 is currently closed in both direction due to roadworks between the A180 (Brocklesby Interchange) and A1077 Ulceby Road.

The roadworks have overrun after materials to resurface the road were delayed.

The road is likely to remain closed this afternoon.

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Louise Wheeler

BBC Local Live

Good morning and welcome to BBC Local Live for Monday 18 July.

I'm Louise and I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport and travel updates from across the area throughout the day.

The sun is finally out and it's looking like summer. Thanks to Shelias for sending us this weather picture of Cleethorpes.   

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