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Summary

  1. Icelandic fishermen's strike threatens Grimsby supplies
  2. War memorial given listed status to mark Armistice Day
  3. Cash boost to speed up new homes in Grimsby and Cleethorpes
  4. PM urges India to make progress on ex-soldiers firearms case
  5. Live updates on Friday 11 November 2016

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  1. Five things we learned today

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    That's all from your live news feed for today, thanks for joining us.

    We'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

    But in the meantime here are five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning:

    A cascade of poppies cover the Knoll in Cleethorpes
    Image caption: Poppies and crosses cover the Knoll in Cleethorpes - one for each of the Grimsby Chums
  2. Wife of man jailed in India pins hopes on PM's lobbying

    The wife of an East Yorkshire man jailed in India after working on an anti-piracy patrol has said she hopes lobbying by Prime Minister Theresa May will help with his release.

    Paul Towers

    Paul Towers from Pocklington is one of six Britons jailed for firearms offences.

    Mrs May raised the issue during a recent visit to India.

    Ann Towers said she was hoping an appeal against the men's five-year sentences would start soon.

  3. Charity box thieves sought by police

    Caroline Brockelbank

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Police want to speak to these two men (pictured) in connection with the robbery of two charity collection boxes from the Hop Pole pub in Willerby.

    CCTV pictures of the two men police want to speak to

    A Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal box and a local hospice charity collection box were taken from the pub on Kingston Road at about 10:00 on 2 November.

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

  4. Brothers race in memory of Hull Harriers athletes killed in WWI

    Jo Makel

    BBC Look North

    Three brothers, Mark, Paul and Stephen Wright, have travelled up from Kent to run a race with the City of Hull Athletic Club.

    It's in memory of their great-uncle who was a member of the Hull Harriers and who died in one of the last battles of the Somme. 

    Nineteen men took part in the Hull Harriers' 1914 club championship. Seven of them didn't come back from the war:

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    Video caption: Brothers pay tribute to their Great Uncle and former Hull Harrier who died in the Somme.
  5. Barton school to lose its sixth form

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The sixth form at Baysgarth School (pictured) in Barton is to close because its not financially viable.

    The school says it has just 46 students in its sixth form and the government benchmark is 200.

    Students who are currently in year 11 will be able to finish their studies at the school, but the head teacher Richard Briggs says they will not take on any more sixth formers.

    Baysgarth School
    Quote Message: Barton is quite unique in the sense that it is central to other sixth form centres and colleges such as Scunthorpe, Hull and Grimsby, so there is plenty of provision close by. Students do not rely on Barton as their only means of accessing sixth form education." from Councillor David Rose Cabinet member for Children, Families and Learning at North Lincolnshire Council
    Councillor David RoseCabinet member for Children, Families and Learning at North Lincolnshire Council
  6. Bid to save the last manned lightship on the Humber

    Chris Arundel

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The Middle Whitton in the River Hull

    I've been to meet a retired boat builder who's hoping Britain's last manned lightship will find a new lease of life as a houseboat. 

    The Middle Whitton was decommissioned in 1986 and is now lying semi-derelict on the River Hull at Beverley. 

    Roger Russell says he's contacted the ship's owner and hopes a way can be found to restore the 109-year-old vessel.

    You can hear the full story on Breakfast on Monday morning with Lizzie and Carl.

  7. Rugby: Abdull to join Hull KR

    BBC Humberside Sport

    Jordan Abdull

    Hull Kingston Rovers have confirmed that Hull FC half-back Jordan Abdull will join them on a year-long loan. 

    That's despite recently signing a long-term deal with the Black and Whites. 

    He joins the likes of Jamie Ellis and Andrew Heffernan in committing to the Robins for next season.

  8. Appeal to trace cyclist

    Stuart Harratt

    BBC Local Live

    Police are looking for a cyclist after a bus passenger died when the driver took "evasive action" to avoid a collision on a Hull road. 

    A 66-year-old man from Scunthorpe suffered serious injuries in the incident on Anlaby Road on 31 August.

    He was taken to hospital with head, chest and spinal injuries where he died on 24 September. 

    After an appeal for witnesses last month police say they want to talk to a cyclist seen in the area at the time.

    cyclist
  9. Non-emergency ambulance services in Hull to be run by private company

    Caroline Brockelbank

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Ambulance

    Thames Ambulance Service is to take over the running of some ambulances services in Hull from April next year.

    The NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group has confirmed they've been given the contract to run non-emergency patient transport services in Hull.

    About 4,000 non-emergency journeys are made in the city each month, mainly for cancer and kidney dialysis patients.

    The company already operates in northern Lincolnshire. 

    Ray Gray from Unison says he's not happy about the decision:

    Quote Message: We were bitterly disappointed that the contract was lost. We don't understand why its been lost because it was an excellent service provided by really good staff... and the only logical answer is they've gone for the cheapest bidder."
  10. Man denies riding instructor murder

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC News Online

    Fiona Southwell

    A man has pleaded not guilty to the murder of a riding instructor found dead at a farm in East Yorkshire.

    Sixty-year-old Fiona Southwell died at Grange Farm near Seaton in July. 

    Daniel Edwards, 21, from Hornsea appeared at Hull Crown Court this morning. 

    He spoke only to confirm his name and to enter a plea of not guilty to the charge of murder. 

    He has been remanded in custody until a trial scheduled to take place in January.

  11. What's the weather got in store this weekend?

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Here's my forecast...

    Video content

    Video caption: Keeley Donovan has the weather forecast
  12. Sport: You're on a promise Grimsby fans

    BBC Humberside Sport

    Grimsby Town are on course for one of their biggest home attendances of the season when they face Barnet tomorrow. 

    A crowd of more than 5,000 is expected at Blundell Park for Marcus Bignot's first league game in charge.

    Marcos Bignot
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  13. Latest headlines across East Yorkshire and the Humber

    Caroline Brockelbank

    BBC Radio Humberside

    • People across the region have been observing a two-minute silence to remember those who died during conflicts
    • Fishing industry experts say a strike by Iceland's trawlermen could mean a fish shortage here within a week 
    • An East Yorkshire woman whose husband was jailed in India hopes a visit to the sub-continent by Prime Minister Theresa May this week will help his case 
    Buyers gather at the morning fish market in Grimsby
    Image caption: Buyers gather at the morning fish market in Grimsby
  14. Cyclist sought in bus passenger death investigation

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Police investigating the death of a bus passenger in Hull say they want to trace this cyclist:

    Man riding a bike

    The passenger - a 66-year-old man from Scunthorpe - was injured when the Humber Fast Cat  braked suddenly on Anlaby Road at about 14:00 on 31 August. He died in hospital on the 24 September.

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

  15. Man bailed following explosives scare

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    An army bomb disposal unit is at the scene in Hawthorn Avenue

    A man has been released on bail following a raid by Ministry of Defence Police in Hull yesterday. 

    A bomb disposal team was called to the industrial park on Hawthorne Avenue after officers discovered what they believed were explosives. 

    They've since confirmed that what they found were pyrotechnics. 

    The MoD says a 24-year-old local man was arrested and has been released on bail until January.

  16. Investigation launched into Grimsby's 'crazy paving'

    Lara King

    North East Lincolnshire reporter

    The so called crazy paving in Grimsby

    You might remember us telling you about the so-called "crazy paving" in Grimsby town centre. It had to be ripped up at a cost of thousands because it was cracking under the weight of the buses that were driving over it.

    Well now North East Lincolnshire Council is investigating the reasons behind why it happened in the first place.

    The company which was responsible for laying the paving has had to foot the repair bill. 

    Last week it was all taken up and tarmac was laid in its place.

  17. Cleethorpes poppy cascade honours war dead

    James Piekos

    Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

    Ten thousand poppies cascade from the doorway of The Knoll in Cleethorpes to commemorate Armistice Day:

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    Video caption: The display includes crosses for each of the Grimsby Chums.
  18. Disruption on A63 Eastbound

    BBC Travel

    There is queuing traffic on the A63 Clive Sullivan Way eastbound between the Priory Way junction and St Andrews Quay because of a broken-down vehicle and tyre on the road.

    Travel graphic
  19. War memorial listed for Armistice Day

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC Local Live

    A war memorial in Withernsea has been given listed status to mark Armistice Day.

    Withernsea's Old War Memorial in the Italian Gardens on Queen Street is among 50 monuments in England given protection by Historic England. 

    The heritage body says it wants 2,500 memorials listed by the government in time for the centenary of the end of World War One in 2018. 

    The limestone cross and plinth was unveiled on 16 April 1921 and bears the names of 63 men killed in the Great War. 

    War memorial in Withernsea
  20. PM calls for progress on India firearms case

    The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has raised the importance of seeing progress on the case of two East Yorkshire men who are jailed in India

    Paul Towers, from Pocklington, and Ray Tindall, originally from Hull but who now lives in Chester, are among six British men spending time in an Indian jail after they were convicted of firearms charges earlier this year. 

    The men continue to protest their innocence and are currently awaiting the outcome of an appeal which has been lodged against their sentences. 

    The MV Seaman Guard Ohio
    Quote Message: We recognise what a difficult time this is for those involved and we have taken significant action on this case. The Prime Minister raised the importance of seeing progress on the case with PM Modi during her visit to India. Alok Sharma, the Foreign Office Minister for Asia pressed for progress during his first official visit in July and again last month." from Foreign Office
    Foreign Office