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Summary

  1. Fire service says cover at sea threatened by cuts to training
  2. Cleethorpes-born star of Neighbours dies aged 92
  3. Beverley hosts international kite festival this weekend
  4. Live updates on Friday 29 July 2016

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we learnt today

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Local Live

    Thanks for being with us today we will be back from 08:00 on Monday.

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

  2. Grimsby Town reiterate calls for a new community stadium to be built

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Local Live

    Grimsby Town have reiterated calls for a new community stadium to be built for the club following violence at last weekend's match at Blundell Park.

    The Mariners say a new ground will allow the club to "design out the problems associated with mindless behaviour".

    Plans to relocate the club have been talked about for a number of years.

    Grimsby Town
    Quote Message: Prior to submitting a planning application for relocation there will be considerable consultation, whereby everyone can feed in their ideas and concerns, to make sure that the club has considered and taken into account the needs of the area and mitigate the impact on local residents, the general public and fans travelling to and from the new stadium. from Nick Dale Grimsby Town Football Club
    Nick DaleGrimsby Town Football Club
  3. Family death crash: A18 to close for week-long safety review

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Local Live

    Part of the A18 in North East Lincolnshire is to close for one week from Monday 8 August for a safety review called for by a coroner following an inquest into the deaths of five people in a crash three years ago.. 

    Angela Cockburn, 49, her husband David, 48, his two daughters Carley Ann, 21, and Bethany, 18, and Bethany's one-year-old daughter Lacie were killed on the A18 in Laceby near Grimsby in 2013.

    Family

    Coroner Paul Kelly instructed North East Lincolnshire Council and contractors Engie to carry out an independent review of the safety of the road.  

    The council has announced today that a series of inspections will be carried out under full road closures for one week from Monday 8 August between 07:30 and 18:00.

    Quote Message: Ultimately, the purpose of this work is to prevent such a tragedy occurring again on this stretch of the A18. from Tony Maione Assistant Director Law at North East Lincolnshire Council
    Tony MaioneAssistant Director Law at North East Lincolnshire Council
  4. Paddling pool closed for anti-slip surface work

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The paddling pool at West Park in Hull has today been closed following standard testing of the pool’s surface.

    The anti-slip finish on the surface of the pool is not working as it should and therefore a decision was made to close the facility.

    The Council is working with contractors to resolve the issue and apologises to visitors for the inconvenience.

  5. New homes on the up in Yorkshire

    BBC News England

    The number of new homes being registered in Yorkshire is up year-on-year. 

    More than 2,000 plots were earmarked for building on in the last three months, that's 400 more than the same period last year.  

    And for the first time since the early 2000s, the number of detached family-sized homes being registered is higher than the number of flats.  

    House building
  6. Picture: Looking murky in Bridlington

    BBC Weather Watchers

    We are hoping the cloud lifts for sunnier spells later.

    One of our Weather Watcher's sent us this picture of Bridlington looking murky.

    Weather picture
  7. Traffic and Travel: Buses delayed in Hull

    BBC Travel

    EYMS say the city centre in Hull is gridlocked again today, reporting no specific issues causing it, just sheer volume of traffic.

    Buses are expected to be delayed by up to 30 minutes.

  8. Picture: Brigg checkout worker behind healthy eating idea

    Leanne Brown

    BBC Look North

    I've been filming with checkout assistant Maria in Brigg who came up with the idea to offer free fruit to children in Tesco stores.

    It has been piloted at some of the supermarkets, but will now be rolled out nation-wide.

    The initiative is the latest in Tesco's "healthy eating push" after it removed sweets and chocolate from checkouts at all stores in 2014.

    Checkout
  9. Police eye further arrests following violence at Grimsby Town match

    BBC Sport

    Officers are reviewing CCTV footage following violence at last weekend's Grimsby Town match against Sheffield United at Blundell Park.  

    Six people were arrested on the day, with four of those charged. 

    Humberside Police say they are looking to see if they need to make further arrests and issue football banning orders.

    On Saturday the Mariners take on Oldham in a pre-season friendly game.

    Grimsby Town

    “Anyone involved in football-related violence will be banned from Blundell Park,” Humberside Police warned.  

  10. Watch: Will this rain budge over the weekend?

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    Watch Keeley's forecast to find out more...

    Video content

    Video caption: A cloudy afternoon ahead with brighter prospects for the weekend
  11. MP writes to health bosses concerning A&E pressures

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Local Live

    Local MP Graham Stuart has written to the chief executive of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust to build up a picture of the pressures facing the A&E department at Hull Royal Infirmary. 

    Mr Stuart says he's concerned that proposals to close the minor injuries units in Hornsea and Withernsea will put the department under even greater strain. 

    The Beverley and Holderness MP was responding to an article in today's Hull Daily Mail, which said as many as 450 people were going to A&E on some days -- which was overwhelming its capacity. 

    Hospital
  12. Weather: Rain expected to clear

    BBC Weather

    Rain expected to clear later. Cloudy for the rest of the day.

    Weather
  13. Your headlines this afternoon

    BBC Radio Humberside

  14. Kite festival: Skies over Beverley set to be filled with colour

    The skies above Beverley Racecourse will be filled with spectacular sights during the Far Horizons International Kite Weekend.

    Previous events have featured airborne sea creatures...

    Kites

    Flying dragons...

    Dragon-shaped kites

    And more traditional, but no less colourful, shapes...

    Kites
  15. Business: Yorkshire and Humber most 'optimistic' about Brexit opportunities

    BBC Business News

    Confidence among manufacturers has slumped since the UK's vote to leave the European Union, a report indicates.

    Manufacturers' average confidence score dropped to 5.24 after the referendum from 6.37 before the vote.

    The report from EEF, a manufacturing lobby group,and accountancy firm BDO showed.

    But, the Yorkshire and Humber region was the most optimistic about opportunities that the UK's exit from the EU may present.  

    Business
  16. Images of pair wanted for £20,000 distraction burglary

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Local Live

    Police have released e-fit images of two people they would like to identify after a distraction burglary that took place last month in Hull.

    A 70-year-old man and his wife were targeted after they were offered urgent repair work.

    When the men entered the house they discovered a safe that contained £20,000, passports, bank documents, bond certificates and jewellery.

    E-Fit
  17. Cyclist seriously injured in Hull hit-and run

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Local Live

    A cyclist has been seriously injured in a hit-and-run incident in Hull.

    The 52-year-old woman was walking across the Stockholm Road/Sutton Road roundabout with her bicycle on Wednesday evening when she was struck by the car.

    Other motorists stopped to help her but the driver of the blue car which hit her failed to stop, Humberside Poice said.

    The woman is being treated for serious injuries at Hull Royal Infirmary.

    Police
  18. City of Culture: There's still chance to volunteer

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Local Live

    You've got until Sunday to sign up to become a volunteer for the start of Hull's City of Culture celebrations.

    A range of roles are available, including event support and welcome supporters.

    Organisers say it will be an opportunity to say "I was there" as Hull prepares for its City of Culture celebrations in 2017.

    Culture
  19. Listen: Supermarket to hand out free fruit to shoppers' youngsters

    Supermarket shopping with children can be trying. 

    Many parents resort to giving them sweets and other treats to try to keep them happy. 

    But one store in Brigg, North Lincolnshire piloted an idea that will now be rolled out across supermarkets nationwide.

    Tesco will hand out free fruit to parents to give to their youngsters while they shop.

    Store manager Martin Jackson explains how the scheme came about...

    Video content

    Video caption: Free fruit will be given to children while they shop
  20. Cleethorpes actress Vivean Gray dies aged 92

    BBC Entertainment and Arts

    Vivean Gray, best known for playing the gossipy Mrs Mangel in Australian soap opera Neighbours, has died aged 92.

    Born Jean Vivra Gray in 1924, the Cleethorpes native moved to Australia in 1952 to pursue an acting career.

    She went on to appear in shows such as The Sullivans and Prisoner Cell Block H, before landing her best-known role as Ramsay Street's resident busybody.

    Actress