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  1. Live updates have finished on Wednesday 21 September 2016

Live Reporting

By Louise Wheeler

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we learned today

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Local Live

    That's all from me for today. We'll be back tomorrow morning from 08:00 with all your live news, sport, travel and weather updates.

    First let's have a look back at 5 things we didn't know this morning:

  2. Watch: The headlines from Wednesday's Look North

    Here's Peter with the latest headlines from the Look North newsroom. Watch the full stories on BBC one from 1830.

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  3. Watch: Wednesday afternoon's weather forecast

    Alina Jenkins

    BBC Weather

    We've got a bit of sunshine after a foggy start to the day....but some showers expected later

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    Video caption: Sunny spells with possible chance of a shower later
  4. Big day ahead for Hull as city prepares to outline culture celebrations

    Anne-Marie Tasker

    BBC Look North, Arts and Culture Correspondent

    Thursday is going to be a busy day in Hull with the City of Culture team unveiling some of the key events that will be taking place throughout the year. 

    Here's where you'll be able to find out more and some things you might see in the City.

    0800 Hull Freedom Chorus will greet visitors to the city by singing at Paragon station

    0830-1000 Pupils from the Sirius Academy will find out about Hull 2017

    1130-1400 A sculpture by artist Debi Keable will appear in the city and East Riding's town crier Michael Wood will be telling people in Bransholme more about the culture plans

    1300 Businesses and media representatives will meet with the CEO of Hull 2017, Martin Green to find out more about the programme of events

  5. Sport: Hull FC players nominated for prestigious Rugby League award

    Joshua Cook

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Hull FC's Gareth Ellis and Danny Houghton have been nominated for the Super League Man of Steel award. 

    They've been two of the club's stand out performers so far this year and calls are mounting for Houghton to represent England in the Four Nations in October. 

  6. Reaction to theme park closure: 'Sad news for the community'

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Local Live

    North East Lincolnshire Council says the closure of Pleasure Island is sad news as the attraction has been part of the local fabric of the community for several years.

    Pleasure Island
    Quote Message: We’ll do all we can to work with the company to help any staff whose jobs are now clearly at risk. Going forward, we’ll be working with the landowner to explore potential options for the future of the site. from Cllr Peter Wheatley Portfolio holder for regeneration
    Cllr Peter WheatleyPortfolio holder for regeneration
  7. BreakingTheme park to close in North East Lincolnshire

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Local Live

    One of our area's biggest tourist attractions is to close.

    BBC Radio Humberside have confirmed with Pleasure Island bosses that the attraction in Cleethorpes will shut.

    Earlier this year the park had to close temporarily because of bad weather affecting trading.

  8. Traffic and Travel: Lane to remain closed on A63 for manhole repairs

    BBC Travel

    Highways England say that one lane will remain closed on the A63 tonight.

    Drivers in Hull are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys while Yorkshire Water continues to carry out emergency repairs to a manhole.

    One lane is currently closed on the eastbound carriageway near Daltry Street flyover to remove a manhole.

    The lane closure has been in place since work started last night (Tuesday) and is expected to remain in place until 06:00 tomorrow (Thursday).

  9. Traffic and Travel: Major train delays for Hull passengers

    BBC Travel

    Delays of up to 120 minutes and some cancellations on First Hull Trains between Kings Cross and Grantham.

    It's due to a trespass incident at Alexandra Palace.

  10. Your headlines this afternoon

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Some of our main stories this afternoon

    • Members of the University and College Union at Hull College are being balloted for strike action in a row over 141 job losses  
    • A group of politicians from the United States have been learning about the offshore wind industry in our region today
    • A heritage group wants to turn part of a listed building in Cleethorpes into a museum and heritage hub
  11. Watch: Dinner for One? Freddie Frinton's North East Lincolnshire's ties remembered

    Caroline Brockelbank

    BBC Radio Humberside

    He's big in Germany but ask people in his hometown of Grimsby who Freddie Frinton is and they'll probably never have heard of him. 

    Born in Grimsby in 1909 he was an English comedian and music hall and TV actor who's very well known in Germany because of his performance in the film Dinner for One. 

    Next week a Blue Plaque will be unveiled to honour him in Cleethorpes which is where Freddie first performed on the beach. 

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  12. Picture: Blue skies emerging in Bridlington

    BBC Weather Watchers

    Starting to look brighter along the East Yorkshire coast...

    Weather picture
  13. Watch: US politicians visits renewables industry in the Humber

    Katy Austin

    BBC Look North

    A group of politicians from the US is visiting the Humber region today to find out more about the renewables industry. 

    They've spent the morning in Hull, and will be visiting Grimsby and Scunthorpe to see how offshore wind power is being developed. 

    It's hoped it'll help local businesses build stronger ties with America.

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    Video caption: Businesses want to build stronger ties with America
  14. Fraud: Humberside Police backing new campaign

    Millions of us are affected by financial fraud every year and now Humberside Police is backing a national campaign to stamp it out.

    It's called Take Five and is being led by Financial Fraud Action UK Ltd.

    The idea is to take a step back, take a breath and not feel pressured if you're ever asked to hand over your personal or financial information, say over the phone or via email.

    Online fraud

    Advice from the police if you think there's been fraud on your card or bank account - or if you suspect anyone has attempted to obtain your financial details - is to report it immediately to your financial services provider then contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.  

  15. Last leg comedians to swap Rio for Hull

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Local Live

    They have kept us entertained during the 2016 Paralympics with their wit and humour on Channel 4's 'Last Leg' show and now they're coming to Hull.

    Josh Widdicombe (pictured right) will be performing his 'What do I do now…’ tour at Hull City Hall on Saturday, 8 October.

    Meanwhile, Adam Hills (pictured left) arrives with his Clown Heart tour on Saturday, 15 October.

  16. Traffic and Travel: Slow traffic in Beverley

    BBC Travel

    The A164 Beverley Road is closed both ways.

    There's slow traffic due to an accident at Wilfholme Road.

  17. Yorkshire Water complaints increase

    Louise Wheeler

    BBC Local Live

    Complaints about Yorkshire Water have gone up by more than 11% over the last year. 

    The Consumer Council for water says the company received the second highest number of complaints in England and Wales, largely about its sewer network which struggled to cope with winter flooding.

  18. Free parking for Christmas shoppers

    Chris Arundel

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Motorists will be able to use East Riding Council car parks for free in the four weekends before Christmas. 

    County Hall has announced the move which is designed to support local shops. 

    The first free day will be Saturday, 3 December, which coincides with 'Small Business Saturday'.    

  19. Sport: Hull City take on Stoke City tonight

    BBC Humberside Sport

    Hull City look to make the fourth round of EFL Cup at Stoke City this evening. 

    Despite beginning the season promisingly under Mike Phelan (pictured), Potters assistant boss Mark Bowen has been dismissive of City's current mid-table position.

    Commentary of the Tigers at Stoke is on all frequencies tonight with build-up getting under way with team news in Sportstalk from 6.

    Mike Phelan
  20. Hull City Council responds to charity cut concerns

    Sarah Sanderson

    Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    A Hull charity says council plans to stop charities using Household Waste and Recycling Centres for free could mean it would close.

    Rerun Furniture Service Ltd wants the council to rethink its plans.

    Hull City Council says it will be writing to the affected charities later this week to kick-start a 12-week consultation process regarding the proposed changes. 

    It adds that no decisions will be made until the New Year and charities may continue to use these sites until further notice.  

    The local authority has to make £30m worth of savings by 2020.