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Summary

  1. Hull comes second in a national list about community spirit
  2. A new glass lift and visitor experience for the Humber Bridge could still be on the cards
  3. Government urged to commit to the long term future of wind power in Humber region
  4. Live updates on Friday 18 November 2016

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Five things we learned today

Folarin Sagaya

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

Thank you for joining me on our live feed today. 

We'll be back on Monday morning from 08:00 with all the latest updates from around the region. 

Let's have a look back at what we've learned today:

1. Hull named second most neighbourly place in the country in a new study

2. Siemens says the government must give a firm commitment to the long term future of wind power in the region

3. Hull's MPs write to Marks and Spencer boss asking for assurances on the city's store

4. Rare letter written by William Wilberforce, the anti-slavery campaigner, found

5. It's Children In Need day and there's a special concert taking place at The Spa in Bridlington from 18:15

Look who's been out and about in Bridlington

Only Pudsey! 

Looks like fish and chips were involved too.....of course. 

Remember, Children in Need Rocks Bridlington is taking place at The Spa tonight from 18:15.

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Oh yes she has! Ann Widdecombe saves Bridlington panto

Ex-MP and Strictly Come Dancing favourite Ann Widdecombe has stepped in to play the Wicked Queen in The Spa Bridlington's Christmas panto Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Ann Widdecombe
BBC

Andrew Aldis, general manager of The Spa, said: “With only two weeks to go until rehearsals were due to start it was pretty terrifying to hear of Lorraine Chase’s injury.  

"We quickly learnt that she is expected to make a full recovery so our focus turned to recasting the role of the Wicked Queen.

“We are enormously grateful to Miss Widdecombe for changing her plans at the last minute to spend her Christmas with us in Bridlington."   

Hull Truck packs its bags for tour after cash boost

Hull Truck Theatre has been given a share of more than £1m to take one of its shows on the road. 

The cash has come from the Arts Council.

It means the theatre will be able to take a month-long international tour of The Suitcase to main stages in the north of England.

Photo of Hull Truck Theatre
BBC

Humber Bridge visitor centre rejection could cost £1m

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

Rob Waltham, chair of the Humber Bridge Board, says the failure of plans for a visitor centre will make £1m worth of difference. 

East Riding Council turned down the proposal for the bridge which included a glass lift to the top of the north tower and a hotel.

Councillors had concerns about an office block, which was also part of the project.

Plans of the Humber Bridge visitor centre
Humber Bridge Board

Grimsby crash crossing to remain out of action

A zebra crossing used by schoolchildren in Grimsby could be out of action for five weeks for repairs after a road accident.

One of the Belisha beacons on the crossing on Carr Lane, near Havelock Academy, was damaged in a car crash earlier this month. 

North East Lincolnshire council says it'll take a while for the replacement parts to arrive. 

Carr Lane zebra crossing in Grimsby
Google

Hockney painting breaks record in US

Pritti Mistry

BBC News Online

A painting of an East Yorkshire landscape by David Hockney has sold for more than £9m at an auction in New York.

Woldgate Woods, 24, 25, 26 October, 2006 depicts trees near Bridlington and is made up of six individual pieces. 

The sale's broken the artist's previous auction record of just over £6m set back in 2009.

Woldgate Woods, 24, 25, 26 October, 2006 by David Hockney
Sotheby's

Listen: Hull City target new striker

Matt Dean

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull City boss Mike Phelan wants to sign a striker in the January transfer window following the loss of Will Keane. 

He's ruled out a move for Lazio's former Manchester United attacker Ravel Morrison but with six weeks to go until the window reopens, he's yet to find out if he'll have money to spend.

The club confirmed earlier this week that Keane is out for a year with knee ligament damage.

City take on Sunderland at the Stadium of Light tomorrow afternoon.

Childhood letter by William WIlberforce found

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North, Arts and Culture Correspondent

A rare letter written by anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce has gone on show in Hull. 

The letter includes a drawing of his nanny and was given to Wilberforce House by a member of the public. 

It's one of the few items that survives from William Wilberforce's childhood in Hull in the 1760s.

Here's Vanessa Salter from the Wilberforce House Museum:

Vanessa Salter from the Wilberforce House Museum

Your weather this afternoon

BBC Weather

Cold and breezy with sunny spells and scattered showers, although some areas will stay dry. Maximum temperature 6C (43F). 

Photo showing friday afternoon's weather
BBC

Cleethorpes street going for gold in high street competition

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Today's the last chance to vote for Sea View Street in Cleethorpes in the Great British High Street competition.

It's one of three streets to battle it out for the award in the Coastal Community category.

The Great British High Street competition celebrates the work that's being done to breathe life back into our high streets. Head to their website to vote!

Google street view of Sea View Street in Cleethorpes
Google

Campaigners renew calls for minor injuries units to stay open

BBC Radio Humberside

Campaigners fighting to keep Hornsea Cottage Hospital's Minor Injuries Unit open say there's been a sharp increase in the number of people using it. 

East Riding Clinical Commissioning Group wants to shut the service, along with units in Withernsea and Driffield.

The CCG wants to concentrate care at new 'Urgent Care Centres' in places like Beverley and Bridlington instead. They say these would have better facilities and be open for longer.

But campaigner June Barton says more people are now using Hornsea's MIU everyday..... 

June Barton from Hornsea Cottage Hospital League of Friends

Your headlines this lunchtime

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the latest headlines across East Yorkshire and Humber:

Grimsby to lose two Catholic churches

Lara King

North East Lincolnshire reporter

Two Catholic churches are closing in North East Lincolnshire. 

There are five Catholic churches in borough but the Diocese of Nottingham has decided to close St Pius X Church (pictured below) and St John Fisher Hall in Grimsby

Photo of St Pius X in Grimsby
Google

The listed St Mary's on the Sea, also in Grimsby, has been saved in the review of churches.

Pudsey has a special message for everyone today

Watch: Great animation on Children in Need

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

It's Children in Need day and both Radio Humberside and Look North are staging their own show.

BBC Children in Need Rocks Bridlington is taking place at The Spa tonight. 

Doors open at 18:15 and tickets are still available from the venue box office or on their website

Here's a powerful animation showing how the money you raise for BBC Children in Need is helping families across the region.

Local MPs call on M&S to save Hull store

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Hull's MPs have written to the chief executive of Marks and Spencer asking for reassurances on the future of the city's store.

The company said it's closing 30 shops and downgrading 45 others last week but hasn't told staff which ones will be affected. 

MPs Diana Johnson, Karl Turner and Alan Johnson have signed the letter calling for the Hull store to stay open. 

Photo of Marks and Spencer sign
BBC

Watch: Wind energy in Humber needs more government support

Sarah Corker

BBC Look North

Engineering giant Siemens says the government needs to give a firm commitment to the long-term future of wind power in the Humber region. 

The company has a new £300m wind turbine factory opening in Hull next month.

Here's Finbarr Dowling their project director.

The story will be featured on BBC1 on the Sunday Politics 'Energy Special' programme this weekend.

They'll look at how Danish energy company Dong plans to spend £6bn on the Humber - building the world's biggest wind farm. 

Travel: Collision partially blocks road

There are problems in the Spring Bank area this morning.

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Listen: Hull named second most neighbourly place in the country

BBC Radio Humberside

Hull is one of the best places in the country to live if you want to be part of a community according to a new study by the University of London. 

Researchers looked at things like knowing the name of your neighbour and being able to call on them for help.

York came out on top. 

Here's what the vicar of Kingswood, the Rev Ben Norton, had to say about Hull and community spirit: 

Hull City Council getting ready for Christmas

Following the eviction of homelessness campaigners from Hull's Queens Gardens yesterday, the council seems to be concentrating on the festive period at the site. 

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What are you doing for Children in Need?

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

People across the region are spending the day raising money for Children in Need. 

Send your pictures and videos and they might be on Look North tonight!

Picture showing children in need information
BBC

Your headlines this morning

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

Here are the latest headlines across East Yorkshire and Humber:  

  • Hull has come second in a national list about community spirit compiled by London University
  • A new glass lift and visitor experience for the Humber Bridge could still be on the cards
  • The government needs to give a firm commitment to the long term future of wind power in the Humber region according to Siemens 

Weather: A rather cold start with ice in places

Alina Jenkins

BBC Weather

A very cold start this morning with a risk of some icy patches. 

There will be a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers, the showers merging at times to give a longer spell of rain. 

There will be some strong and gusty winds in the showers and we could see some hail as well as the odd rumble of thunder. Highs of 4C (39F).

Join us for today's live coverage

Folarin Sagaya

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

Good morning and welcome to today's live feed across East Yorkshire and the Humber on Friday 18 November 2016.

I'm Folarin and I’ll be bringing you the latest news, sport and travel from across the area throughout the day until 18:00.

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