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Summary

  1. Serial killer who murdered Hull man gets whole-life sentence
  2. New marina plans for Bridlington take a step forward
  3. Record numbers of cigarettes being seized in North East Lincolnshire
  4. Hull Mytongate traffic lights adjusted to relieve road congestion
  5. Updates on Friday 25 November 2016

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By Gill Sennett

All times stated are UK

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Hull v West Brom

Jamie Strickland

BBC Sport

A much-improved second-half display sees Hull City come from behind to secure a deserved point against West Brom at the KCOM Stadium.

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Five things we learned today

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Thanks for joining us today. That's all from our live feed until Monday morning at 08:00 when we'll have all the latest news, sport, travel and weather updates.

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

Hull's Scandinavian Christmas Market

Judi Murden

Broadcast journalist

I've been to meet Pastor Arne Kristoffersen (pictured top left) and volunteers at the annual Scandinavian Christmas Market in Hull. 

It opened at 15:00 today and will be open til 21:00 tonight at the Danish church on Osborne Street in Hull.

Tomorrow it's back on from 11:00 to 15:00.

Pastor Arne Kristoffersen and volunteers at the annual Scandinavian Christmas Market
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Trading Standards officers in North East Lincolnshire have seized record numbers of illegal tobacco products.
Trading Standards officers in North East Lincolnshire have seized record numbers of illegal tobacco products.

Water main burst update: Supplies shut off as engineers move in

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Yorkshire Water says the demolition of a building on Homethorpe in Orchard Park caused a water main to burst earlier. 

The damage caused localised flooding to some of the surrounding gardens and three fire engines have been helping to pump out the water. 

An emergency pipe is being put in place to make sure people living in the area have water, but that's meant shutting the water supply off for a couple of hours. 

As soon as the rubble has been cleared and the area made safe, Yorkshire Water engineers say they will be able to start repairing the damaged water main.

Fire engine and Yorkshire Water van
BBC

Sport: A fitting tribute for a legendary Grimsby Town defender

BBC Humberside Sport

Paul Futcher
Grimsby Town FC

Grimsby Town say they'll hold a minute's applause before their next home game for their former defender Paul Futcher who died yesterday. 

That will happen before the Mariners host Portsmouth on Saturday 10 December. 

Meanwhile manager Marcus Bignot admits they are still in transition to become the team he wants them to be. 

Despite being unbeaten in his first three games in charge in League Two, Bignot says one thing he is keen on improving is being better with the ball going forward.

Premier League predictions: Grimsby's Lloyd Griffith takes on Lawro

BBC Sport

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson will be making a prediction for all 380 Premier League games this season against a variety of guests.

Lawro's opponent for this week's fixtures is comedian Lloyd Griffith, who supports his hometown club, Grimsby Town.

Lloyd Griffith
Ed Moore

White ribbon Christmas tree a reminder of abuse victims

Lara King

North East Lincolnshire reporter

Grimsby's Christmas tree is surrounded by white ribbons to mark the cost of domestic abuse in North East Lincolnshire. 

Today is White Ribbon Day to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

About 18,000 women and children have been identified as living within a violent relationship in North East Lincolnshire, with the cost alone an estimated £16m.

White ribbons and sign in front of a Christmas tree
BBC

Weather: What's in store for the weekend?

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Here's my look ahead at the weekend's weather...

Headlines across East Yorkshire and the Humber

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

  • Serial killer Stephen Port has been sentenced at the Old Bailey to a whole-life term in prison
  • Record amounts of fake cigarettes are being seized in North East Lincolnshire
  • We're being told houses are in danger of flooding on Orchard Park in Hull after a water main burst (pictured)
Firefighters pump water from front gardens
Humberside Fire and Rescue

Burst water main floods gardens in Hull

Crispin Rolfe

Reporter BBC Look North

We're being told houses are in danger of flooding on Orchard Park in Hull after a water main burst. 

It's thought the pipe was damaged during the demolition of flats, leading to localised flooding to gardens. 

Humberside Fire Service, Yorkshire Water and Hull City Council are at the scene on Homethorpe.

Three fire engines are pumping the water out of gardens while Yorkshire Water engineers fix the burst pipe.

Firefighters in flood water
BBC

Police release 999 call made by murderer Stephen Port

BBC News UK

"Wicked and monstrous" serial killer Stephen Port has been given a whole life prison term for the murders of four young men,

This is the 999 call he made after dumping the body of Anthony Walgate, from Hull - his first victim.

Stephen Port's 999 call

It's looking like a pretty nice day out there for November!

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Thanks to our Weather Watchers for these pictures:

Sunrise on the beach and blue skies surrounding flowers and trees
Weather Watchers

Weather: A dry and cold day

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Some sunny spells, but feeling quite cold with temperatures only getting up to 8C (48F).

It'll remain dry through this evening and overnight. There will be some cloud breaks allowing patchy mist, fog and frost. Temperatures will drop to 3C (39F). 

Weather graphic
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Latest headlines for East Yorkshire and the Humber

Sophia Ewen

BBC Radio Humberside

  • The man found guilty of the murder of Hull man Anthony Walgate is told he'll die in prison
  • Police in East Yorkshire are trying to identify a man who is said to have indecently exposed himself in South Cave last Wednesday
  • Hull plans to become well-known as a centre for skateboarding and to host an annual skateboarding festival
Skateboarder on ramp
Gett

New marina plans for Bridlington take a step forward

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

Where would you start, if you wanted to build a new marina?

Not many people would know, but East Riding Council could be looking for someone to build their new marina in Bridlington in about two years' time.

The Local Enterprise Partnership has been approached by the council for help with funding the next phase of work, including surveys. 

If this is successful they could be in a position to put the project out to bidders in 2019.

Bridlington Harbour
Derek Dye/Geograph

Hull plans to become top skateboard destination

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

I've been talking to Councillor Terry Geraghty this morning about the news that new public buildings in the city will be skateboard-friendly.

It's part of plans to make Hull a well-known centre for skateboarding.

The council plans to put on an annual skateboarding festival as it becomes an Olympic sport in Tokyo in 2020.

Mr Geraghty says only appropriate public spaces will become skater friendly.

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M180 repairs not due until next year

BBC Travel

The hard shoulder and lane one of the M180 near Epworth is closed in both directions for safety reasons.

Highways England says the 2.5-mile stretch is closed because of damage to the road surface caused by the recent heavy rain. 

Map of M180
Google

Two lanes are open to road users and the closure hasn't had an impact on traffic. 

Work to repair the road and improve drainage will start next year.

Avoid Christmas traffic jams... for free

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

Did you know that you can get free park and ride services from Priory Road in Hull this Christmas? 

The council and Stagecoach are joining forces to offer shoppers the chance to get into town for free and avoid traffic jams on Saturdays and Sundays in December. 

The bus services run every 10 minutes from 07:00 to 18:00 on Saturdays and 07:00 until 17:30 on Sundays.

Priory Road Park and Ride in Hull
Google

The park and ride is also free on Monday and Tuesday next week (28 and 29 November) while Ferensway is closed for roadworks.

Man left with head injuries in Grimsby

Suzy Lawson

Broadcast Journalist

A man has been left unconscious with head injuries after being assaulted in Grimsby

The 21-year-old was in an argument with three men he knew during a night out at The Vault on Bethlehem Street on Friday 11 November. 

He was attacked when he was walking towards West St Mary's Gate. 

He was later found unconscious and taken to Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, for treatment. 

West St Mary's Gate in Grimsby
Google

Police are asking anyone with information to call 101.  

Travel update: Delays on EYMS buses and A63

BBC Travel

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There's currently congestion on the A63 between the A1033 Mount Pleasant and the A1165 Great Union Street.

Map of area
BBC

BreakingStephen Port given whole-life sentence for murder of Hull man

Sophia Ewen

BBC Radio Humberside

Stephen Port, who murdered Anthony Walgate from Hull, will spend the rest of his life in prison. 

He's been given a whole-life sentence for the murder of four young gay men he met on a dating app. 

The 41-year-old from east London was found guilty on Wednesday of poisoning the men with doses of the drug GHB.

Stephen Port
Stephen Port/Met Police

Listen: Tributes to Grimsby's legendary Paul Futcher

BBC Humberside Sport

Gary Birtles has been speaking to Sports Talk about his former team-mate Paul Futcher, who has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 60.

Garry Birtles speaks to Sports Talk about the legendary Grimsby Town defender

Futcher started his career with Chester before moving to the Hatters along with twin brother Ron in 1974.

The ex-England Under-21 international became the most expensive defender in English football when he moved to Manchester City for £350,000 in 1978.

He spent six seasons with the Tykes before three with the Mariners, helping them win promotion to the second tier.

Grimsby Town to pay tribute to former player Paul Futcher

Mike White

Sports Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Listen: Yorkshire coach Gale 'relishing' prospect of day/night games

Dave Fletcher

BBC Yorkshire Sport

The fixtures for the 2017 County Championship season were released overnight, and Yorkshire will start the campaign at home to Hampshire on Friday 7 April. 

Headingley will also host its first day/night Championship fixture against Surrey from Monday 26 June.

Yorkshire's newly-appointed head coach Andrew Gale has told me he's excited at the prospect of the new season:

Headlines across East Yorkshire and the Humber

Clare Crooks

BBC Radio Humberside

  • Free park and ride at Priory Road for weekend Hull Christmas shoppers.
Traffic lights
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Indecent exposure in Grimsby

Police are investigating two separate indecent exposure cases in Grimsby

Both happened in the Cromwell Road area of the town, but at this stage the police don't know if the two cases are linked. 

The first one was in Sackville Street at about 0600 last Wednesday, when a man on a bike exposed himself to a woman in her 40s. 

On the same day, around 40 minutes later, a teenage girl was followed by a man riding a bike. 

Both victims described the man as wearing dark clothing, with a scarf over his face. 

Sackville Street and Marshall Avenue in Grimsby
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Sackville Street and Marshall Avenue, where the incidents occurred

At this stage we are keeping an open mind as to whether the incidents are linked however whilst our enquiries are ongoing we would urge the public to be vigilant particularly during times of the day when there are fewer people around, and to call us if they see anyone behaving suspiciously in the area."

PC Carole GarbuttHumberside Police

Hull pledges to become skateboard centre

Stuart Harratt

BBC Local Live

Man on a skateboard
Getty Images

Hull plans to become well-known as a centre for skateboarding and to host an annual skateboarding festival, according to the city council.

The 10-year plan is part of the city's cultural strategy and anticipates a boost as skateboarding becomes an Olympic sport in Tokyo 2020.

The city already has 10 skateboarding facilities in its parks.

Mark English, of indoor skate arena Rock City, said: "It's a really big step for Hull".

Police hunt flasher in South Cave

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Police are searching for a man who indecently exposed himself to a teenager in South Cave.

It happened when the 14-year-old was walking her dog down Northfield Close last Wednesday at around 1700. 

The man is described as white, aged 25 to 35, with short brown hair and stubble. He was wearing dark joggers with white stripes down the sides and a jumper. 

Back of a police officer's jacket
BBC

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

Listen: Where are Hull's Black Friday shoppers?

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

I've been out to Kingswood this morning to see how bargain hunters are getting on in this year's Black Friday sales. 

Last year there was chaos in some shops across the country, as people tried to get a good deal in the pre-Christmas sales. 

But it seems not everyone wants to join in the madness, as I've been finding out: 

James Piekos has been to Kingswood to see if the shoppers are queuing for a bargain.

Headlines across East Yorkshire and the Humber

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

  • Hull City Council hope they've temporarily resolved problems with traffic lights at the A63 Castle Street junction 
  • Record amounts of fake cigarettes are being seized in North East Lincolnshire
  • More than 800 children are on a waiting list to join a gymnastics club in Selby
Cigarrettes
BBC

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott to stage stadium gig

Lizzie Rose

BBC Radio Humberside

From 0930 this morning you can get your hands on tickets as they go on sale for Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott's concert in Hull for City of Culture year.

It's at the Lightstream Stadium on June 3 2017 and they'll be performing hits from their recent top five albums plus well known Housemartins and Beautiful South songs.

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott
Getty Images

The Divine Comedy and Billy Bragg have also been announced as performers.  

Traffic chaos in Hull could be easing - for now!

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

We're talking about the traffic in Hull today.

Over the past few days you've been telling us that it's getting worse. 

Some of you have been telling us about problems with traffic lights at the A63/Castle Street junction. 

You've been saying that the green lights haven't been letting enough cars through... And it looks like you may have been right! 

Traffic on the A63
Balfour Beatty

Hull City Council say they've now done a temporary fix which they hope will solve the problem for the time being.   

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Don't forget that Ferensway is closed from Midnight on Saturday/Sunday morning through to Tuesday night.

Make sure you plan your journey.

Ferensway diversion map
Hull City Council

Weather: A dry day ahead

Lucy Martin

BBC Weather

Here's a look at the day's weather with me Lucy Martin:

The weather forecast with Lucy Martin.

Join us for Friday's live coverage

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Morning, Gill here with the latest news, travel, weather and sport across East Yorkshire and the Humber on Friday 25 November 2016.

Here's a picture from our Weather Watcher Sean of Bridlington Bay yesterday morning... let's hope it's another nice day.

The sun through the clouds over Bridlington Bay
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Five things we learned today

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

That's it from me today, but updates on breaking news and travel will continue through the evening and night.

Here's a look at five things we didn't know when we got up this morning:

Tillman the world's most famous skating dog
BBC

Tripping light fantastic in Hull and Grimsby

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Lights in Hull and Grimsby
BBC/Stagecoach

The countdown is on for the turning on of the Christmas lights in Grimsby and Hull.

This year the star pressing the big button at 19:00 GMT in Grimsby is Geoff Bartholomew, who was recently recognised with a "Lifetime Achievement Award" for almost 50 years as a sports coach around northern Lincolnshire.

In Hull, rugby stars Kirk Yeaman and Danny Houghton from Hull FC will be switching on the lights along with the Lord Mayor of Hull, Sean Chaytor. 

This will cap a fantastic year for Hull FC after they won the Challenge Cup at Wembley earlier this year.

Look North headlines tonight

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A group have recorded themselves entering an airport hangar and on a plane

Jen Bateman

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Police are investigating after an alleged security breach at a Yorkshire airport at the weekend. 

A group of urban climbers, calling themselves Nightscape, posted a video on YouTube, showing them sneaking into a hangar at Doncaster Sheffield Airport and climbing into the cockpit of a plane. 

The airport is widely used by people across our region.

Police are appealing for information about the video.

Travel: Disruption on Ferry Road West in Scunthorpe

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on the A1077 eastbound in Scunthorpe at the B1216 Ferry Road West junction because of traffic light failure.

Map of area
BBC