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Summary

  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 15 September 2016

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we learned today

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    Thank you for being with us today, we're back at 0800 tomorrow morning. 

    For now, lets have a look back at five things we didn't know when we opened the curtains this morning. 

    1. Don't waste your apples
    2. Someone thinks there are 29 reasons why you shouldn't visit Hull
    3. We're really rather good at winning medals
    4. The Humber is leading the way in wind power
    5. Could teddy be the new astronaut?
    Teddy in space
  2. Your pictures: These two have missed the boat

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    Great picture sent in by weather watcher Mitch but, does anyone want to tell these two the obvious.... 

    Two men in a boat
  3. Your headlines this afternoon

    Natalie Glanvill

    Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

    Here are the latest headlines for East Yorkshire & Humber:

    • A lorry driver from Grimsby whose careless driving led to the death of a cyclist from Goole has been given a two year prison sentence
    • Former East Riding Councillor - Arthur Hodgson, has pleaded not guilty to 10 charges of historical sex offences 
    • Steel produced in Scunthorpe is to be used in two innovative, large-scale building projects in central London
  4. Lorry driver jailed over death of cyclist Julian Barlow

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC News Online

    A lorry driver has been jailed for two years after admitting killing a cyclist by careless driving.

    Mervyn White, 64, of Orion Way, Grimsby, was sentenced after pleading guilty at York Crown Court in July to his role in the death of Julian Barlow.

    Mr Barlow, 49, from Pollington, near Goole, died after being hit by a HGV at a roundabout at Eggborough, North Yorkshire in September 2014.

    He was taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary, where he later died.

  5. Weather: Risk of thundery showers

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    Low cloud developing again in most areas, with a risk of a thundery shower by dawn. 

    Minimum temperature 15C, light and variable wind. 

    Weather graphic
  6. Ground control to Major...William

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    A teddy bear, named Major William Wilberforce, who was launched into space by pupils from Pocklington Prep School has now landed back on earth.

    The bear soared 22 miles high beneath a helium weather balloon before plummeting back down once the balloon burst.   

    He crashed back down in a barley field just 16 miles away from the launch site and after a tussle with a combine harvester was found by a former pupil. 

    Major William in space and after his plummet back to earth

    Major William lost a leg during his adventure and literally had the stuffing knocked out of him, but a visit to a 'teddy doctor' and the delivery of a bespoke crutch patched him up, and he’s now looking forward to his next adventure. 

    You can watch a gripping 13 minute account of the mission here.

  7. Ex-East Riding councillor denies historical sex offences

    Sarah Sanderson

    Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Former East Riding Conservative councillor Arthur Hodgson has denied 10 charges of historical sex offences against three women.

    Mr Hodgson, 69, of Church lane, Keyingham is charged with eight counts of indecent assault and two counts of sexual assault. 

    The allegations date back to the late 70's up until 2014 and some of the offences are alleged to have taken place against women who were teenagers at the time. 

    He's been given unconditional bail at Hull Crown Court and his trial has been set for the 5 June next year.

  8. Calling all amateur artists

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    The Ferens Art Gallery is calling for works from professional and amateur artists for the 2017 Open exhibition.

    Artists can submit three pieces of work for the exhibition, which will then be put forward to a panel of three highly-respected judges.

    ferens art gallery

    The chosen pieces will go on display alongside significant paintings from the permanent collection such as Pietro Lorenzetti’s panel painting of Christ between Saints Paul and Peter, c.1320, which will be revealed for the very first time.

    The gallery is currently undergoing a £4.5m refurbishment and will reopen in early 2017 when Hull will be UK City of Culture.

  9. Scunthorpe steel to be used in London skyscrapers

    Katie O'Halloran

    Broadcast Journalist

    British Steel, the company created after Tata Steel was taken over in June, has agreed a partnership with a contractor responsible, in part, for the "Walkie Talkie" and the roof on the London Olympic Stadium Transformation project.

    Walkie Talkie

    The steelworks in Scunthorpe is one of the sites owned by British Steel, for months it's future hung in the balance as Tata Steel struggled with their finances.

    A thousand tonnes of steel made at the Scunthorpe plant has been earmarked for a new project on London's Lime Street known as the "The Scalpel".

  10. America to take lead from Humber on offshore wind industry

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    Next week the Humber will become a showcase to leading wind power advocates from America as US's eastern seaboard attempts to meet clean energy targets. 

    They'll visit Grimsby, Hull and Scunthorpe to take a look at how wind power is being developed here in the UK. 

    Eastern states from Maine to North Carolina are represented in the visiting party along with the British Embassy.

    Wind turbine
    Quote Message: "They're coming here in recognition that the Humber is a growing global centre of excellence and at the heart of our drive for offshore renewables" from Mark O'Reilly Team Humber Marine Alliance
    Mark O'ReillyTeam Humber Marine Alliance
  11. Weather: Staying dry, sunshine breaking through

    Keeley Donovan

    BBC Look North

    It's an improving picture for most through the afternoon, with the low cloud clearing and making way for plenty of sunny spells this afternoon. 

    Eastern coastal parts may hang on to the murky conditions a little longer.

    Feeling warm with temperatures reaching 24C.

    weather graphic
  12. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Natalie Glanvill

    Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

    Here are the latest headlines for East Yorkshire and Humber:

    • Steel produced in Scunthorpe is to be used in two innovative, large-scale building projects in central London
  13. Traffic & travel update: A63 closed in both directions near Hessle

    BBC Travel

    A63 Clive Sullivan Way both ways closed, queueing traffic due to police incident between Priory Way (Hessle) and A15 Boothferry Road / Ferriby Road (North Ferriby). 

    Police directing traffic.    

    Travel map
  14. Your pictures: Bloomin' lovely

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    I love to see your photos, here's one taken by Tracy yesterday afternoon. 

    Lets hope we can all sit outside with our lunch this afternoon! 

    If you'd like to share your photos please email them to me here.

    Queen Park Gardens
  15. Weather disrupting some flights

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    Due to the foggy weather along the east coast, some flights are being disrupted. 

    The airport is advising people to check in as normal thought and for arrivals please check the airport website here.

    Flight KLM1489 from Amsterdam has landed.