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Goodbye: Five things we learned today

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

That's all from our Live news page for today. Join us again tomorrow from 0800 for all the latest updates on your news, sport, travel and weather.

Before I go, here are five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning:

  1. Hulls finest end up in the Oxford Dictionary
  2. Keep the tap running if your water's a funny colour
  3. Poppies are coming over the Humber Bridge
  4. Its not long now till we'll know who will be the Face of Hull
  5. Birdwatchers are flocking to Flamborough (pictured)
Albatross, Flamborough Head and bird watchers

This isn't just any old bird on the east coast

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Plans for a new supermarket and houses in Barton

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Seventy new homes, a supermarket, and pub could be built on a development in Barton Upon Humber in North Lincolnshire. 

A meeting is currently taking place to allow people to see the development plans on the site known locally as Top Field (pictured).

The site is just off the A15 and the A1077 at the Humber Bridge roundabout.

View of area

Police on the look out for burglars in North Lincolnshire

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Police patrols have been stepped up in a number of North Lincolnshire villages after 24 burglaries have been reported since the beginning of August.

The incidents happened in the Isle of Axholme area and more recently in the Epworth and Garthorpe areas.

You're being asked to report anything suspicious.

Two police officers
Getty Images

UKIP don't deny Mike Hookem left meeting with Steven Woolfe

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Ukip did not deny Mike Hookem was the MEP who left the room with Steven Woolfe. 

It followed heated verbal exchanges among MEPs during a meeting in the European Parliament. 

The spokesman told the BBC that the events that followed were not witnessed by MEPs.

Mike Hookem is the UKIP MEP for the Yorkshire and the Humber region

The headlines across East Yorkshire & Humber

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our East Yorkshire & Humber newsroom:

  • A court has heard that police initially made 'no connection' between the deaths of two young gay men, one of whom was from Hull who were allegedly drugged and murdered in east London by Stephen Port
  • A Hull man has appeared in court via video link, charged with with the attempted murder of his mother
  • A display of ceramic poppies (pictured) is to come to Hull during the city of culture celebrations.
Weeping Window at the Black Watch Museum in Scotland
Weeping Window at the Black Watch Museum in Scotland

Your water could be a strange colour for the next week if you live in Bransholme

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

If you live on Hull's Bransholme estate, you could find your water is discoloured for a period between now and mid-October. 

It's because Yorkshire Water are doing work as part of a multi-million pound scheme to improve water quality. 

The advice is to run the tap until the water turns clear.

Water being poured into a glass

For the vast majority of customers we don't think they'll even notice this work and it is all designed to improve the taste and appearance of tap water."

Tom UnderwoodYorkshire Water

Stephen Port trial: Murder accused went to prison for lying about death

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

A chef accused of murdering four young men including a man from Hull by giving them drug overdoses went to prison for lying about his first victim's death, a court has heard.

Stephen Port, 41, from east London, denies 29 offences, including four counts of murder and seven of rape.

They relate to alleged offences against 12 men over three-and-a-half years.

Mr Port was jailed in March 2015 for perverting the course of justice over the death of 23-year-old Anthony Walgate, the Old Bailey heard.

The case continues.

Anthony Walgate died while visiting Mr Port's flat in June 2014
Met Police

Sport: Grimsby boxer gets ready for title fight

BBC Humberside Sport

Grimsby's lightweight title challenger Kevin Hooper is weighing in this afternoon ahead of his fight with Scotty Cardle in Glasgow tomorrow.

It's Hoopers' first attempt at winning the Lonsdale belt having defended his English title earlier in the year.

Appeal after man attacked in Grimsby

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

A 25-year-old man from Grimsby has been attacked suffering cuts and bruising to his head. 

The man was assaulted as he walked in the Grimsby town centre along Albert Street shortly before midnight on the 1 October. 

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Police sign

Hull man in court charged with attempted murder

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

A Hull man has appeared in court via video link, charged with the attempted murder of his mother.

Hull Crown Court (pictured) heard a 65-year-old woman suffered "grievous injuries" after being hit by a reversing car in Hull on Sunday. 

Abdul Abbasi, 32, of Thorndale in the city did not enter a plea. 

Hull Crown Court

Weather: A dry evening ahead

Owain Wyn Evans

BBC Look East weather

Here's a look at the weather with Owain Wyn Evans:

The weather with Owain Wyn Evans.

Hull makes it into the Oxford Dictionary

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

Thirty-nine names important to Hull's history have been included in an update to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 

The book features people important to British history. 

Maritime Museum

Valerie Sanders, a Professor of English at the University of Hull helped co-ordinate the list, she told us how it came about.

John Ward who's a marine artist. He painted a number of marine paintings that you see in our Maritime Museum and also in the Ferens art Gallery... And Madam Clapham, who was a dress designer who had a dress emporium in Hull and designed high class clothing for celebrities including the Queen of Norway."

Valerie SandersProfessor in English from the University of Hull

Hull KR confirm James Green's departure

BBC Humberside Sport

There's speculation today that Hull Kingston Rovers hooker Shaun Lunt is set to stay with the club despite their relegation to the Championship.

Lunt had committed his future to the Robins last year by signing a four-year deal, which became void when the club went down. 

Meanwhile, Rovers have confirmed that prop James Green (pictured) has joined the Leigh Centurions.

The 25-year old turned down an offer to stay at the Lightstream Stadium earlier in the year. 

Hull KR prop James Green

Former Scunthorpe United winger dies

BBC Humberside Sport

Scunthorpe United have confirmed the former winger John 'Merfyn' Jones has died at the age of 85. 

He played 263 times for the Iron between 1953 and 1959.

John 'Merfyn' Jones
Scunthorpe united

Hull man in court accused of trying to kill his mother

Stuart Harratt

BBC Local Live

A Hull taxi driver has appeared in court charged with the attempted murder of his mother. 

Thirty-two year old Abdul Abbasi, of Thorndale appeared via videolink and did not enter a plea during the hearing at Hull Crown Court. 

The court heard a 65-year-old woman pedestrian suffered "grievous injuries" after being hit by a reversing car on Redmire Close (pictured) in Hull on Sunday. 

Mr Abbasi was remanded in custody and will appear in court again on 16 December.

Redmire close

Twitchers flock to Flamborough

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Remember we told you about the albatross at Flambporough Head yesterday? 

Well today huge numbers of bird enthusiasts are turning up at Bempton Cliffs as strong winds bring in a number of rare birds:

Bird Watchers

The endangered birds are normally only found in the southern hemisphere.    

And what's more exciting is the RSPB at Bempton say it could stay in the area and start nesting!

The black-browed albatross has been seen off Flamborough Head in East Yorkshire
The black-browed albatross has been seen off Flamborough Head in East Yorkshire
James Green

Leigh Centurions agree to sign Hull KR forward James Green on a two-year deal from next season.

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It's award night for Hull FC

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull FC's Player of the Year awards are taking place tonight.

It's expected that the Black and Whites' hooker Danny Houghton will be contesting the club's top awards with his captain Gareth Ellis.

The pair were both nominated for the Steve Prescott Man Of Steel award, with Houghton taking the accolade.

Danny Houghton holding up the cup after Hull FC's 12-10 win over Warrington in August's Challenge Cup final
Rex Features
Ceramic poppies

A sculpture featuring thousands of handmade ceramic poppies commemorating those who died in World War One is to be installed in Hull.

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Space: the final frontier for schools in our area

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

Schools in East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire will soon be able to learn about the wonders of space, thanks to a new planetarium which has been bought by Hull University. 

Planetariums are used to give illustrated talks about astronomy. 

Remarkably this one is inflatable - but still capable of holding an audience of 40 people:

Watch: Arsonists target cars and gardens in parts of Hull

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

I've been down to Bransholme and Sutton Park this morning after reading about a gang of youths torching cars and gardens in the Hull Daily Mail.

It seems to be part of a string of attacks.

View more on twitter

Earlier BBC Radio Humberside's David Burns spoke to Humberside Police about the incidents:

This is something we are treating very seriously... which will cause a lot of alarm and concern to the local residents... I would say that car fires like this are very rare."

Insp Stan OgdenCommunity Policing Inspector Humberside Police

A change in the law could mean you get faster broadband speeds

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

How fast (or slow) is your broadband?

Well, East Yorkshire MP Graham Stuart is pushing to get a law through Parliament that would mean our broadband providers are obliged to provide us with decent broadband speeds.

Wires going into the back of a router

About time? Well for 90% of us we already have access to superfast broadband. That's expected to rise to 95% by the end of next year.

Most of the 5% who don't have superfast are in rural areas like parts of the East Riding.

If the law gets the go-ahead people with poor connections would have a legal right to ask for a fast connection. 

View more on twitter

Ahead of this, Graham Stuart, the MP for Beverley and Holderness is asking you to show your support for the law by getting in touch with him on Facebook.

Could you be the Face of Hull?

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

On Saturday 8 October we'll be holding auditions at Hull Truck Theatre to find the Face of Hull 2017. 

That's YOUR chance to become part of the BBC team reporting on City of Culture. 

Anyone can have a go. Here's the details:

Poppies over the Humber Bridge

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

For three months the Wave structure was in residence at Lincoln Castle and now Hull are getting the Weeping Window, the other part of the travelling art installation.

View more on twitter

Headlines across East Yorkshire & Humber

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our East Yorkshire & Humber newsroom:

  • Hull City council is warning businesses it will take action if they continue to put advertising boards outside their shops and bars
  • Missing Driffield man Robert Ellis has been found safe and well
  • The cast of the West End musical Thriller Live have joined others to pay tribute to Cleethorpes-born songwriter Rod Temperton (pictured)
Temperton (far right) penned Always & Forever and Boogie Nights for Heatwave
Temperton (far right) penned Always & Forever and Boogie Nights for Heatwave

Dog attack on Fraisthorpe beach

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

A man's been bitten by a dog while he was out walking his dog on Fraisthorpe beach on Saturday.

It happened at around 14:30 BST.

A dog that wasn't on a lead attacked the pair and bit the man on the hand and arm when he tried to separate the two dogs.

Police are appealing for information.


Missing Driffield man found

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Missing Robert Ellis from Driffield has been found safe and well.

Police are thanking the public for their help in finding the 81-year-old.

Robert Ellis
Humberside Police

A musical tribute to one of Cleethorpes' greats

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

The Lyric Theatre in London last night paid tribute to the Cleethorpes man who's music inspired their hit show - Thriller Live. 

Rod Temperton who was best-known for writing Michael Jackson's Thriller and Rock With You has died after a short battle with cancer.

Last night, the lights were dimmed for five minutes at the Lyric Theatre before the performance as a tribute to the song writer.

Rod Temperton

The album Thriller became the the best-selling album of all time in the US, with 32 million copies sold.  

Hull City Council want to ban 'A' boards in city centre

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

We're talking about 'A' boards this morning in Hull city centre. 

There's quite a lot of advertising boards on the city's streets, typically outside shops and cafes, designed to get you inside. 

But they might not be allowed for much longer

A boards in Hull

Once all the regeneration work is done, the council are going to stop businesses from using them on council land. 

It's all in an effort to help people who are visually impaired or disabled to get around the city.

Can you help find missing Robert?

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Robert Ellis (pictured) who has low-level Alzheimer's has been missing from his home in Driffield since yesterday afternoon.

He was last seen by his family in Easingwood Way at around 14:30 BST and is known to have links with Bridlington.

He was last seen wearing a light blue waterproof jacket and  grey trousers.

Robert or anyone who might have seen him is asked to call police on the 101 number.

Robert Ellis
Humberside Police

Your headlines across East Yorkshire & Humber this morning

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the latest headlines for East Yorkshire & Humber:

  • Once regeneration work has been completed in Hull the council say they'll ban advertising boards on streets in the city centre
  • Concern is growing for an 81-year-old man from Driffield who has not been seen since yesterday afternoon
  • The cast of the musical 'Thriller Live' in the West End have been among those paying tribute to Cleethorpes-born songwriter Rod Temperton (pictured) who has died aged 66
Rod Temperton, pictured with wife Kathy in 2012
Rod Temperton, pictured with wife Kathy in 2012

The weather this morning with Owain

BBC Radio Humberside

Traffic and travel: Disruption on the M62

BBC Travel

There is disruption on the M62 between J35 the M18 and J34 the A19 because of debris on the road.

Travel graphic

Good morning: Join us for today's Live coverage

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Hello, Gill here with all your live news, sport, travel and weather updates across East Yorkshire and the Humber on Thursday 6 October 2016.

It's looking like its a nice start to the day across the region. Here's a picture sent in from Weather Watcher Mark in Beverley of the sun coming up:

Sunrise over Beverley rooftops
Weather Watchers

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