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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 2 November 2016

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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 on our Live feed.

I'll be back with all the latest news, sport, travel and weather tomorrow from 08:00.

Here is a look back at five things we didn't know this morning.

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Good news on hospital appointments

If you have an appointment, procedure, operation or scan booked tomorrow at Scunthorpe, Grimsby or Goole hospitals then attend as normal.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust say most of their IT systems are now working.

Coming up at 18.30 on BBC One

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Former primary school building to be turned into housing

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Newland School

A plan to convert a former primary school building in Hull has been given approval. 

The city council has agreed to let the Newland Avenue Primary School building be turned into flats with eight new dwellings. 

Campaigners had fought to keep the building as a community space. 

Diana Princess of Wales Hospital

Hospital bosses say a cyber attack which caused its computer network to crash resulting in the cancellation of routine operations and outpatient appointments is largely resolved.

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Police concern for missing pregnant woman

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Concern is growing for a missing woman from Withernsea who is pregnant. 

Jennifer Lyons (also known as Jennifer Dunn) who is 32 was reported missing last night. 

She's missed a medical appointment and has some existing health concerns.

Police are asking anyone with any information to call them on the 101 number.

Jennifer Lyons
Humberside Police

Hull to York rail link to be 'looked into'

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

The campaign to reinstate the rail link between Hull and York via Beverley has had a boost. 

The rail minister Paul Maynard has said it's an "exciting project" and he has promised to look into it further. 

His comments come after a meeting last month with Beverley's MP Graham Stuart and campaigners.

The Hull firm Spencer Rail is building up a business case for reinstating the line.

Map of area
Graham Stuart

Horne confirms he'll stay with Rovers for another year

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull Kingston Rovers second rower Graeme Horne has signed a one-year deal to stay with the club for 2017. 

He had signed a one-year deal last year with the option of a second (year) and has decided to stay with The Robins. 

Horne says leaving didn't cross his mind once.

Graeme Horne

He was a player we wanted to keep for next season and we're delighted he also wants to be a part of our push to get back into Super League."

Jamie PeacockHull KR's Head of Rugby

Headlines across East Yorkshire & Humber

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Headlines this afternoon from our East Yorkshire & Humber newsroom:

sold out sign on City of culture website

Bridlington carer denies fraud charges

Pritti Mistry

BBC Local Live

A carer has denied taking £287,688 from a 102-year-old woman. 

Julie Sayles, of Sewerby Road, Bridlington, is accused of defrauding the elderly woman in 2014 when she was her carer and worked at Friends of the Elderly in Bridlington. 

The 58-year-old is alleged to have taken £7,688 in February, £150,000 in March, £90,000 in June and £40,000 in July. 

Ms Sayles pleaded not guilty at Hull Crown Court to five counts of fraud by abuse of position and two charges under the Proceeds of Crime Act. 

She is due to stand trial in June 2017.

Who knew snakes wore specs? The people at the Deep apparently!

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Sport: Grimsby Town 'in talks with Marcus Bignot'

BBC Humberside Sport

Grimsby Town are thought to be interviewing managerial candidate and current Solihull boss Marcus Bignot (pictured) today. 

We reported yesterday that Bignot was expected to speak with the club some time this week.

The reporter claiming that the meeting is taking place today is Colin Stoner from the Birmingham Mail

Marcus Bignot

Weather: A dry afternoon ahead

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It will remain mostly dry this afternoon across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire with plenty of sunny spells for most. 

Thicker cloud is likely along eastern shores, where we could catch a few showers. 

Light winds and temperatures reaching around 10C (50F). 

Weather graphic
Edith Negus

A charity worker appears in court charged with taking almost £290,000 from a 102-year-old woman she was caring for.

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MP calls for major reform of flood risk management

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

People being pulled along in a rescue boat by emergency services

The MP for Cleethorpes, Martin Vickers, wants an overhaul in the ways England deals with the risk of flooding.

A House of Commons Environment and Rural Affairs committee report has said there should be a UK floods supremo, new flooding and coastal boards and a rivers and coastal authority.

MPs said floodwater should be stored on agricultural land, argued for tougher rules on house builders and stricter standards on repairing flooded homes.

The government, however, said it it saw no need for organisational change.

Police tape

One man has been killed and another seriously injured in a collision between two cars.

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Driver, 66, punched in own car by attacker

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Police sign

A 66-year-old motorist was punched in the face and left with a black eye and bloodied nose after an attack in his own car in Grimsby.

He was driving along Healing Road on Monday when the driver of a grey BMW forced him to stop. 

The driver of the BMW got out of his vehicle and assaulted the 66-year-old through the open window before leaving the scene. 

The suspect is a white man, in his mid-30s and between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 7ins tall with short dark hair. 

The latest on Hull City takeover bid

BBC Humberside Sport

A Hong Kong firm interested in buying Hull City as part of a consortium has confirmed their takeover deal is a "non-exclusive" agreement with the club. 

Meanwhile, Hull City's Robert Snodgrass and David Marshall have been named in the Scotland squad to face England in the World Cup qualifiers. 

Hull City logo
Hull City AFC

Barton could start recycling chewing gum!

Amanda White

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Did you know that used chewing gum can actually be recycled?

We don't mean it can be chewed again! 

It can be turned into useful stuff such as frisbees, mobile phone covers and even Wellington boots.

Now people in Barton are considering getting Gumdrop bins, which turn a mess like this (pictured) into recycled Wellies.

Chewing gum on street plus a bright pink circular bin for gum

£400,000 for city 'crisis pad' facility

Andy Marsters

BBC Radio Humberside

Person in a police cell

Almost £400,000 is to be spent on a new so-called "crisis pad" in Hull which will give police a place of safety for people suffering a mental health crisis or distress rather than using a cell or A&E. 

Some of the £400,000 will also go on improving one of the existing health-based places of safety.

The crisis pad initiative will offer people experiencing crisis or distress access to a calm, safe, environment providing support and therapeutic interventions and where necessary, rapid access to a suitably-qualified practitioner who can assess their needs."

Department of Health
City of Culture website

The site allowing people to obtain free tickets to the firework display which will mark the beginning of Hull's year as City of Culture crashes.

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Victims of child sexual exploitation tell their stories

Sima Kotecha

Today programme, BBC Radio 4

A new animated video which details the lives of real victims of child sexual exploitation has been launched by the University of York and the charity Basis Yorkshire.

In a crime survey from the Office of National Statistics, a total of 11% of women and 3% of men aged 16 to 59 said they had been sexually abused as child.

The objective of the new video is to help those who've experienced sexual abuse, and to show them victims who have managed to move on from what happened to them.

The Today programme's Sima Kotecha has spoken to two 17-year-old girls who were groomed by older men over the past couple of years. This is their experience:

Driver dies in A180 South Killingholme crash

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

One person has died and another been left with life-threatening injuries after a crash on the A180 in North Lincolnshire last night. 

The accident happened close to South Killingholme around 21:20 GMT.

The driver of a Ford Focus Zetec was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary by helicopter where he remains in a stable condition. 

The driver of a blue Peugeot vehicle died at the scene.

Police tape

Families of East Yorkshire man jailed in India 'beg' Theresa May for help

BBC Radio Humberside

The families of six Britons jailed in India are "begging" Prime Minister Theresa May to help with their case.

The former British soldiers, including Paul Towers from Pocklington,  were imprisoned in India for firearms offences.

The men had been working on an anti-piracy ship and were arrested in October 2013. 

They were jailed at a court hearing in January for five years.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said Mrs May would raise the issue with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a visit next week.

Nick Dunn (left) and Billy Irving are two of the six Britons serving a five year jail sentence in India

Hull 2017 opening fireworks spectacular sold out

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

City of Culture sold out sign
Hull 2017
City of Culture

If you didn't manage to get any tickets today, you can try again on Saturday, 5 November from 11:00.

Topic of conversation is 'price of fish'

Lara King

North East Lincolnshire reporter

There are fears that Grimsby's fish processors could be forced to pay more for fish when Icelandic fishermen take strike action next week. 

It's after Icelandic crews failed to reach agreement with their employers over pay rates. 

Around two-thirds of the fish that arrives in Grimsby comes from Iceland. 

Grimsby Fish Market
Grimsby Fish Market

Weather: A sunny, but cold morning ahead

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Here's a look at today's weather with me, Abbie Dewhurst:

Fireworks tickets website back on track

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Following earlier problems this morning with the Hull City of Culture website we're being told that applicants for Hull City of Culture's New Year's Day fireworks display have seen some progress.

A batch of 15,000 tickets became available from 08:00 this morning, with 10,000 more being released on Saturday. 

This morning the City of Culture website was suffering a technical problem, frustrating would-be applicants.

Now users are getting messages telling them where they are in a queue.

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Hull City of Culture fireworks ticket site crashes

Stuart Harratt

BBC Local Live

The site offering free tickets for the firework display to mark the beginning of Hull's year as UK City of Culture crashed this morning. People are now queuing for up to an hour for tickets.

The first 15,000 tickets for the 1 January event were made available online at 08:00 GMT

A further 10,000 tickets will be released on 5 November.

High demand for tickets to an acrobatic performance in June also caused the online booking system to crash.

Organisers claim the fireworks display will be bigger than London's New Year's Eve event.


Headlines across East Yorkshire & Humber

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Your headlines across East Yorkshire & Humber this morning:

  • The organisers of Hull City of Culture have had technical problems on their website this morning
  • The MP for Cleethorpes says an overhaul is needed in the way England deals with the risk of flooding
  • Hospital managers in North Lincolnshire investigate the cause of a cyber attack on their IT systems 

City of Culture website has gone down this morning

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

The Hull City of Culture website has crashed this morning preventing many people ordering tickets for the launch event.

The opening event of the City of Culture celebrations will be a firework display above the Humber on New Year's Day.

City of Culture graphic

Due to the volume of web traffic to the site this morning, we are currently experiencing technical difficulties. We're working as quickly as we can to resolve the issue. Thank you for your patience.

City of Culture organisers

City of Culture website is down

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

If you're trying to get on to the City of Culture website to book tickets for the New Year's Day fireworks display you might have seen this:

Notice saying Gateway timed out

We've had reports of the website being down. We'll keep you up to date with this as the morning goes on.

Join us for today's live coverage

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Morning, Gill here with the latest updates on your news, sport, travel and weather on Wednesday 2 November 2016.

I'm going to start with these pictures from Nick Hedges in Beverley who's one of our Weather Watchers:

Beverley Minster lit up purple at night for Pancreatic Awareness Month
Weather Watchers

Last night Beverley Minster was lit up in the colour purple to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer. 

It's part of the 'Turn it Purple' campaign to mark the start of Pancreatic Awareness Month.

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