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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Friday
  2. Live updates on Thursday 20 October 2016

Live Reporting

By Gill Sennett

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye: Five things we learned today

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Thanks for joining us today. 

There will be more Live updates tomorrow from 08:00. 

Hope you can join us then for more news, sport, travel and weather where you live.

But before we go, here's five things we didn't know this morning:

  1. Some  Immingham houses will live to stand another day
  2. A 'Greater Lincolnshire' might not be so great after all
  3. Some people in Yorkshire don't know what the Humber Bridge looks like
  4. You can now get your tea served by a butler in Hull - and you don't even have to be wealthy
  5. Matt Baker will be coming to town with the Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge

Matt Baker to bring Rickshaw Challenge to Bridlington and Hull

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

It's raised more than £12m for Children in Need and this year The One Show's "Rickshaw Challenge" will travel through our area. 

The event next month will see presenter Matt Baker and a number of young people who have been helped by the charity tackle the roads. 

They will set off from Scotland before travelling down to Bridlington and Hull before going on to London.

Hull could benefit from later evening trains for City of Culture year

Andy Comfort

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull's train operators say they could run trains later in the evening as part of the City of Culture 2017. 

Leo Goodwin, the managing director of TransPennine Express (TPE), said the company was in discussions with Network Rail about special evening services "to coincide with some of the bigger events". 

Pictured below, from left, are Will Dunnett the managing director of Hull Trains, Martin Green the Chief Executive of Hull 2017 and Leo Goodwin the managing director of Transpennine Express.

(Left to Right) Will Dunnett - MD of Hull Trains, Martin Green - CEO of Hull 2017 and Leo Goodwin - MD for Transpennine Express with a train in the background

I caught up with him at the launch of TPE as the official train partner for the year-long arts festival, Hull 2017, earlier.

You can hear more on this later in the news hour on Drive Time with me, Andy Comfort.

Boxer Tommy Coyle's next opponent revealed

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull Boxer Tommy Coyle (pictured) will fight John Wayne Hibbert next month at the Wembley Arena. 

It will be the first time Coyle has fought since losing to Tyrone Nurse in the British Super Lightweight title fight in July at the Leeds Arena.

Boxer Tommy Coyle

Appeal to find missing woman

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Missing Ann McCrome
Humberside Police

Ann McCrome who's 74 and from Skidby has dementia has been missing since lunchtime in Hull today.

She was out shopping with her husband and went missing around noon.

Police are asking anyone who might know where she is to call the 101 number.

Police search for Ian Stephen Bell

BBC Radio Humberside

Sir Philip Green: MPs approve stripping BHS former chief of knighthood

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

Grimsby MP Melanie Onn is among the politicians to have backed the call for former BHS owner Sir Philip Green (pictured below, left) to be stripped of his knighthood.

The motion is not binding as any final decision would have to be taken by the Honours Forfeiture Committee.

BHS was sold by Sir Philip last year but then collapsed with the loss of 11,000 jobs and a £571m pension deficit.

MPs backed the non-binding motion unopposed, meaning no full vote was needed.  

Sir Philip Green and MP Frank Field

Frank Field, chairman of the Work and Pensions committee, had begun the debate about the collapse of BHS.

Mr Field (pictured above, right) said one of the main findings of his committee's report was that "literally nothing happened in BHS or Arcadia without Sir Philip knowing directly".

Spike in robberies in Humberside force area

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

The latest crime figures have been released for the Humberside Police force area  - and there have been big increases recorded in some offences. 

The Office for National Statistics says the biggest jump has been the number of robberies recorded in the 12 months to June - an increase of 31%. 

Assistant Chief Constable Andy McDyer says the force is working to tackle this:

Police officers

There has been an increase in robberies locally which is up because of a spike in offences between September 2015 and February of this year. We have put a lot of effort into tackling this... robbery numbers are now falling."

The figures also show the number of sexual offences recorded increasing by 15% with reports of violent crime showing a 24% rise.

Overall crime in our area has risen by 8%. 

Nationally violent crime increased 24% year-on-year, however much of the rise is because of changes in the way offences are recorded and categorised. 

Immingham housing demolition decision delayed

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

A decision on plans to knock down an estate in Immingham has been delayed. 

Shoreline Housing has been consulting on plans to demolish 220 properties on the Washdyke estate in Immingham. 

A decision will now be made by the end of November.

Flats on the Washdyke estate
David Davis

Brexit Secretary David Davis says he is committed to maintaining the "most effective possible open market" across the island of Ireland after the UK leaves the EU.

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Hull man jailed for smuggling tobacco from Spain

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

David Glenn Sinclair

A Hull man who smuggled more than a tonne of illicit tobacco to the UK from Spain in suitcases has been jailed. 

David Glenn Sinclair (pictured) who is 52, was only found out after workers at a delivery firm depot became suspicious of packages being sent to his home in Wawne Lodge. 

HM Revenue and Customs says the find is worth more than £150,000 in unpaid duty. 

He's been sentenced to two years in prison.

Mayor scheme for 'Greater Lincolnshire' derailed

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire County Council has voted against devolution and a directly elected mayor for Greater Lincolnshire. 

Last night North East Lincolnshire Council agreed to be part of a Greater Lincolnshire Authority. 

At the end of last month North Lincolnshire Council also voted in favour of the devolution plans.

Today's decision by Lincolnshire County Council now means devolution is unlikely to go ahead as the scheme needs the agreement of all 10 local authorities who would be involved.

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Vacancy for chief constable role to be re-advertised

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones says he's going to re-advertise the vacancy for the role of chief constable after only two people came forward to replace the county's retiring chief Neil Rhodes (below right).

In a statement on his website, Mr Jones (below left), says the two candidates who did come forward weren't suitable and therefore weren't interviewed.

Jones and Rhodes

Mr Jones had announced plans to advertise internationally for the job. One of the candidates who was rejected was from overseas.

The commissioner said: “I am determined to find the best possible candidate for Lincolnshire.” 

The new advert will be posted on 24 October.

Ex-Deep retail manager jailed for £89,000 theft

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

A former retail manager of The Deep in Hull has been jailed after admitting stealing £89,000 from the charity. 

Jason Metcalfe ,43, (pictured) was sentenced to two years and three months imprisonment. 

Jason Metcalfe
Humberside Police

Hull Crown Court heard that Metcalfe, of Hamlyn Avenue in Hull, stole money from two "penny press" souvenir machines and put fake refunds through the till. 

The court heard the thefts were to fund his gambling habit. 

The Deep

Do you know which of these pictures features the Humber Bridge?

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

Less than a third of British people can recognise the Humber Bridge according to research by the National Railway Museum in York.   

(Left to right) Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol, Humber Bridge near Hull

Researchers say it is often mistaken for the Clifton Suspension Bridge or the Golden Gate Bridge in America. 

Phil Reed from the museum says even some people in Yorkshire couldn't recognise it.

Watch: Weather across East Yorkshire & Humber

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Increase in robbery offences across Humberside Police area

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Robbery offences recorded by Humberside Police during the 12 months ending in June show an increase of more than 30% with recorded sexual offences up by 15%.  

The latest crime figures across England and Wales suggest that a long-term decline in violence has come to an end. 

Offences recorded by police for the year to the end of June show a rise in the number of murders and crimes involving knives and guns.

Man in hoodie holding a knife

Fancy having tea served by a butler?

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

David Davis: 'Trade deal and Brexit negotiations can take place together'

Sarah Sanderson

Political Reporter East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The Brexit Secretary and Haltemprice and Howden MP David Davis claims Britain will be able to negotiate a new trade deal with Europe at the same time as Article 50 talks are taking place to leave the EU.  

David Davis

Some Members of Parliament raised fears that when the divorce proceedings are formally triggered the UK will fall "off a cliff" out of the single market. 

Mr Davis has dismissed concerns that European partners are refusing to hold talks during Britain's exit process from the European Union.

Do you recognise these people?

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Police in Scunthorpe have released CCTV pictures (below) of two people they want to question after a purse went missing from John Leggot College.

The pair were spotted in the college on Monday without any ID and left after being challenged by staff. 

Police want anyone with information to call 101.

CCTV images of teenage boy and girl
Humberside Police

Here's an excellent picture from Beverley

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Here's a picture sent to us by our Weather Watcher Nick Hedges in Beverley - what a stunner!

Colourful barge with a night sky behind
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Traffic and travel: Accident on A165 at Bridlington

BBC Travel

The A165 is partially-blocked in Bridlington and there is slow traffic in both directions because of an accident and some debris on the road.

This is affecting traffic on the A165 between the A1038 Scarborough Road junction and the Dragon Lane junction.

Map of area

Headlines this morning across East Yorkshire & Humber

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our East Yorkshire & Humber newsroom:

Matt Baker on a rickshaw with Pudsey in the back

College staff call off second planned strike

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Staff at Hull College have called off a second planned strike in a week. 

Members of the University and College Union were to take industrial action today over fears more than 140 people could lose their jobs. 

Yesterday an agreement was reached with their employers who now say workers won't face compulsory redundancy.

Hull College

North East Lincolnshire council votes for devolution

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

It's been revealed that North East Lincolnshire Council has voted in favour of becoming part of a Greater Lincolnshire Authority

If the plans are approved then more decisions would be made locally rather than by politicians in London.

The 30-5 vote in favour of devolution came at a meeting last night.

Later today Lincolnshire county councillors will vote on whether they want to be a part of a Greater Lincolnshire Authority.

Map of area to be included
Greater Lincolnshire LEP

The Greater Lincolnshire combined authority represents North Lincolnshire Council, North East Lincolnshire Council, Lincolnshire County Council, City of Lincoln Council, North Kesteven District Council, South Kesteven District Council, West Lindsey District Council, East Lindsey District Council, Boston Borough Council and South Holland District Council.

Common's debate could strip former BHS boss of his knightood

Lizzie Rose

BBC Radio Humberside

The MP for Grimsby, Melanie Onn, has added her voice to calls for the former BHS boss Sir Philip Green (pictured below) to be stripped of his knighthood

Sir Philip Green

Stores in Grimsby and Hull closed in August. 

Ms Onn says he's responsible for thousands of staff losing out.

A vote is due to take place in parliament today. 

That vote alone is not enough to strip him of the honour. The final decision will rest with the Honours Forfeiture Committee, headed by the UK's top civil servant.  

Severe accident: A165 East Yorkshire both ways

BBC Travel

A165 East Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between A1038 Scarborough Road and Dragon Lane.

A165 East Yorkshire - A165 in Bridlington partially blocked and slow traffic in both directions between the A1038 Scarborough Road junction and the Dragon Lane junction, because of an accident and debris on the road.

Check local traffic and travel reports for:

Hull City: Document shows 'agreement' for £130m sale to consortium

BBC Humberside Sport

The sale of Hull City appears to have moved closer after a document filed to the Hong Kong stock exchange detailed a conditional agreement for a £130m deal with a Far East consortium.

The Yorkshire club, owned by the Allam family, has been for sale since 2014.

BBC Radio Humberside understands former Hull chairman Adam Pearson is associated with the consortium.

A sale to another group collapsed last month after it failed to meet the Premier League's owner test.

Hull did not confirm the details of the document when contacted by the BBC.

Hull City ground
Getty images

Does sleep affect how our children learn?

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

Boy sleeping with sleep sensors attached to his face
York Sleep and Memory Lab

Scientists are hoping to sign up volunteers in our region, aged 8 - 12, to help them study sleep. 

They're studying the link between sleep and learning. 

If you think your child would be interested drop an email to the York Sleep Lab. 

Their address is 

Weather: A bright day ahead

Owain Wyn Evans

BBC Look East weather

Here's a look at the weather for the day ahead:

The rising cost of funerals

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

We're talking about the cost of funerals this morning. They can be expensive and many people struggle to cover the costs when a loved one dies. 

A basic funeral can come in at around £3,500 on average. That's a lot of money. 

Grimsby Crematorium

Well, to help tackle what's called funeral poverty, North East Lincolnshire council is planning to set up its own funeral service

Sounds good, but some funeral directors in the area have told us it's a money-making idea, as the council puts up the price of headstones and graves.

Matt Baker's Rickshaw Challenge to visit Hull and Bridlington

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

This morning's headlines across East Yorkshire & Humber

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines from our East Yorkshire & Humber newsroom:

Sir Philip Green
Tim Whitby, Getty Images
Sir Philip Green

Traffic and travel: Church Street in South Cave closed

BBC Travel

Church Street in South Cave is closed in both directions due to a fallen tree and fallen power cables.

Map of area

Travel: Lorry Fire on M180

BBC Travel

The M180 is closed between the M18 J5 and A18 J1 because of a lorry fire. There is severe disruption in the area.

Diversions are in place. Follow the square symbol. 

Exit the M18 at J4 to the A630 Westbound A18 Eastbound and then join the M180 at J1.

map of area

Your Live coverage across East Yorkshire & Humber

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Morning, Gill here with all the Live coverage of your news, weather, sport and travel on Thursday 20 October 2016

We've been spoilt for choice with the pictures from our weather watchers this morning: 

A sun dial in the sun, Hull station and autumn leaves on Beverley Westwood
Weather Watchers

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