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Summary

  1. German u-boat veteran speaking at Hull event
  2. Hotels and restaurants fear staff shortage as young people encouraged to train in hospitality industry
  3. Hull New Theatre topping out ceremony this afternoon

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By Gill Sennett

All times stated are UK

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Fraizer Campbell

Michael Emons

BBC Sport

A late equaliser from substitute Fraizer Campbell sees Crystal Palace snatch a draw in a thrilling Premier League game against Hull City.

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Five things we learned today

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

That's all from me for today, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with live news, sport, travel and weather updates from across the region. 

Before I go, here are five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning:

Fred Moore who's 91 years old is one of five veterans getting a 'Ushakov Medal' from the Russian president today
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Fred Moore who's 91 years old is one of five veterans getting a 'Ushakov Medal' from the Russian president today
Cleethorpes Pier

A refurbished Victorian pier voted the best in the country is bought by a fish and chip restaurant.

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Weather: Some rain possible tomorrow

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Cloud will thicken this evening as a band of rain moves southwards. Then it will become dry with clear spells. 

It will be a mild night with lows of 10C (50F). 

Tomorrow will see a dry and bright morning but rain is likely to return from the south later, especially cross Lincolnshire. 

A maximum temperature of 11C (52F) 

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Headlines across East Yorkshire and the Humber

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Your evening headlines across East Yorkshire and the Humber:

Hole in the shop wall
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Poppy Widdison

The flat of the ex-partner of a mother accused of child cruelty was "no place" for a child, court hears.

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Instagram: Follow us @bbcyorkshire

Julia Bryson

Journalist, BBC Local Live

Have you taken a photograph of Yorkshire which you'd like to share? 

If you're on Instagram, why not head over and follow our @bbcyorkshire account. 

You can tag your posts #bbcyorkshire for a chance to be featured. 

Montage
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Hull New Theatre renovations well under way

Andy Comfort

BBC Radio Humberside

Lorry driver jailed for bringing £5m drugs into Killingholme

Lara King

North East Lincolnshire reporter

A Slovakian lorry driver who used his truck to bring in more than £5m worth of cocaine and heroin into the UK at Killingholme has been jailed. 

Pavol Cizmar, who's 45 years old, was stopped by Border Force officers at Killingholme terminal in June as he drove off a ferry from Holland.

Pavol Cizmar
National Crime Agency
Pavol Cizmar

His lorry was searched and in the trailer between rolls of paper they found two rucksacks containing 40kg of cocaine and 5kg of heroin. 

A stun gun and CS gas spray were also discovered. 

At Grimsby Crown Court today he was found guilty of drug offences and jailed for 11 years and four months.

Pavol Cizmar's lorry
National Crime Agency

Weather: What's the weekend got in store?

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Here's my full forecast...

Headlines across East Yorkshire & Humber

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Here are your afternoon headlines across East Yorkshire and the Humber:

  • An investigation is on after a digger was used to steal an ATM in Kirton in Lindsey in North Lincolnshire
  • Police say a Grimsby man who was left fighting for his life yesterday is in a critical but stable condition after taking a so-called legal high
  • Vandals damage a swing for wheelchair users at Ganton School in Hull (pictured)
Damaged swing
Ganton School

Severe disruption: M180 Lincolnshire westbound

BBC Travel

M180 Lincolnshire westbound severe disruption, between J4 for A15 and J3 for M181.

M180 Lincolnshire - One lane closed on M180 westbound between J4, A15 (Scawby) and J3, M181 (Scunthorpe), because of a broken down vehicle.

Check local traffic and travel reports for:

Arctic convoy veterans: 'Thank you for your bravery'

Caroline Bilton

BBC Look North

World War II veterans from Hull and East Yorkshire who transported vital supplies in dangerous conditions from Britain to the former Soviet Union are being honoured today. 

It's as a thank you from the Russian president for risking their lives in the Arctic convoys during World War Two.

Veterans and their families are being presented with the Russian 'Ushakov Medal', which recognises bravery and courage:

Veterans and their families are being presented with the Russian 'Ushakov Medal'.
BBC

There are only five veterans still here to receive them.  

One of then is 91 year-old Fred Moore. He was 18 when he participated in the Artic Convoy. 

Today he received a thank you for his efforts.    

91 year-old Fred Moore
BBC
Fred Moore who's 91 years old.

The ceremony's being hosted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.    

Travel: Accident A15

BBC Travel

The A15 is closed in both directions between Waddingham B1205 and Redbourne Mere B1206 because of an accident and recovery work. 

There is heavy traffic in the area.

Map of area
BBC

Poppy Widdison: Accused 'never saw anyone give her drugs'

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A man on trial for child cruelty after the death of four-year-old Poppy Widdison has said he never saw anyone giving her drugs.

Poppy died in hospital June 2013 and was found with traces of a number of drugs in her system.

Her mother and her former partner John Rytting have pleaded guilty to child cruelty but deny other charges of mistreating the child and drug offences. 

Jill Archbold sent this report from court:

Hull New Theatre reaches the half way mark

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

The view from the top of Hull New Theatre
BBC

The topping out ceremony for Hull New Theatre is taking place today. 

That's when builders lay the final beam (or equivalent) at the top of a structure during its construction.

Christmas lights will be switched on on the tower crane being used to construct a new 27m tall tower. 

The theatre is due to re-open next summer.

How could anyone do this?

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

MPs in race for Christmas Number One

Andy Comfort

BBC Radio Humberside

Just in case you missed me talking yesterday about a group of MPs who are releasing charity single in aid of Jo Cox - you can have a listen here:

The band, MP-Four, which includes the East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight and former Brigg and Goole MP Ian Cawsey, are supporting a charity version of The Rolling Stones song in aid of a charity in the name of the murdered Yorkshire MP Jo Cox.

They are hoping to hit the top spot in the charts with a Christmas Number One. 

Digger used to rip cash point from wall

Stuart Harratt

BBC Local Live

Excavator outside shop
BBC

Thieves steal a cash machine from the side of a shop in a North Lincolnshire village.

Excavator outside shop

Digger used to rip cash point from wall

Thieves steal a cash machine from the side of a shop in a North Lincolnshire village.

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Arctic Convoy veterans to get Russian medal

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Arctic Convoy vessel
Pathe

World War Two veterans from Hull and East Yorkshire who transported vital supplies in dangerous conditions from Britain to the former Soviet Union are being honoured today. 

Veterans and their families will be presented with the Russian 'Ushakov Medal', which recognises bravery and courage, for participating in the 'Arctic Convoys' during the war. 

The ceremony's being hosted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

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Headlines across East Yorkshire and the Humber

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

The lunchtime headlines across Hull and East Yorkshire:

  • A digger has been used to steal an ATM (pictured) in Kirton Lindsey in North Lincolnshire
  • Police say a Grimsby man who was left fighting for his life yesterday is in a critical but stable condition after taking a so-called legal high
  • Apprentices from Scunthorpe's steelworks have been telling the BBC why they see a bright future for the plant
Digger left at the scene of the stolen ATM in Kirton in Lindsay
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Weather: mainly dry

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Variable, often large amounts of cloud, throughout the day although there could be some bright or sunny spells and it should stay mainly dry. 

Maximum Temperature 13C (55F). 

weather graphic
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BreakingATM stolen in night-time digger raid

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

A digger has been used to steal an ATM in Kirton-in-Lindsey in North Lincolnshire. 

It happened in the early hours of this morning:

Digger in road with hole in the wall
BBC

Police received a call at about 02:00 reporting that a digger was being used to take the cash machine from the One Stop Shop in High Street. 

Four men were said to have been involved and the machine was taken away in the back of a van. 

Officers say they are encouraging businesses with cash machines outside their premises to ensure they have good security measures in place.

Grimsby man left fighting for his life after taking 'legal high'

Natalie Glanvill

Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

Thorgam Court
BBC

We've had an update on the condition of a Grimsby man who was left fighting for his life after taking a so-called legal high. 

The 43-year-old is in a critical but stable condition in hospital. 

He was found collapsed on Monday at a property in Thorgam Court. 

Two men and two women have been arrested and bailed.

Hull New Theatre revamp - half way there

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Take a look at this... Hull New Theatre as you've never seen it before:

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Sport: Scunthorpe boss and Mariners striker among award winners

BBC Humberside Sport

(Left) Scunthorpe United boss Graham Alexander (right) Grimsby Town striker Omar Bogle
Rex Features

Scunthorpe United boss Graham Alexander and Grimsby Town striker Omar Bogle are award winners this morning. 

Alexander has won the League One Manager of the Month award for November whilst Bogle has picked up League Two's Player of the Month award for the same period. 

The Iron were unbeaten in the league with three wins and a draw in league competition but Alexander is quick to deflect the attention away from himself when discussing the award.

A new leader of North Lincs Council

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

A new leader will be chosen for North Lincolnshire Council next week. 

Earlier this year the leader, Councillor Liz Redfern, announced she was stepping down, but will continue as a ward councillor for Axholme Central.

North Lincolnshire Council
BBC

Charity walker in Lincolnshire

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

A woman who's walking the length of the UK coastline for charity will be passing through our area today.

Natalia Spencer began her walk to raise money for the Wallace and Gromit appeal back in February this year after she lost her daughter Elizabeth, to a rare immune disease. 

Natalia Spencer walking
BBC

She told us why she wanted to do this challenge:

This is my way to cope with grief and I wanted to do something positive to remember her so I decided to do fundraising as well."

Weather: A mild start to the day

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

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

The weather forecast with Abbie Dewhurst.

Listen: A tale of survival

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

Here's a remarkable story of survival. Ten minutes of oxygen left, and a decision which dictates whether you live, or die at the bottom of the Atlantic. 

That's the event which changed the course of Horst Jackson's life. 

Ninety-year-old Horst, a German U-boat torpedo operator was captured as a prisoner of war by British forces. He eventually found himself in Market Rasen where he met his wife and settled there. 

I went to find out about Horst's story:

As a German U-boat torpedo operator, Horst was captured by British forces.

Horst will be a guest of honour at the 'original' Veterans Breakfast Club in Hull tomorrow - spending time with men who would have been the enemy, but have ultimately been united by a shared struggle to survive.  

Conservatives win Sleaford by-election
Conservative candidate Caroline Johnson has won the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election.

Light's camera action - no just lights and action at Hull's New Theatre

Carl Wheatley

BBC Radio Humberside

As the regeneration of Hull New Theatre continues, the Christmas lights will be switched on today at the highest point of a crane which is helping to construct a new 27 metre tall tower.

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Headlines across East Yorkshire and the Humber

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

The morning headlines across East Yorkshire and the Humber:

  • There's concern restaurants and hotels across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire are struggling to meet staffing demands
  • Apprentices at the Scunthorpe steelworks (pictured) say the future of their industry is bright
  • The original Veterans Breakfast Club in Hull will welcome the last surviving member of the German u-boat - 'U-300' this weekend
Scunthorpe steelworks with the sun behind it
BBC

Travel: Congestion A63

BBC Travel

There's slow traffic on the A63 Castle Street westbound in Hull at the Mytongate roundabout in the roadworks area.

Map of area
BBC

Travel: Slow traffic on the A180

BBC Travel

There is slow traffic on the A180 eastbound at Barnetby Top in the road works area.

Map of area
BBC

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

Morning, Gill here with all the latest on your news, sport, travel and weather across East Yorkshire and the Humber on Friday 9 December 2016.

Look at these great pictures our Weather Watcher's have sent us of the moon last night:

Moon behind a tree and moon in the sky
Weather Watchers

If you want to send us your pictures or stories you can email us or contact us via Facebook or Twitter.

Conservatives win Sleaford by-election

Conservative candidate Caroline Johnson has won the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election, which saw Labour come in fourth behind UKIP and the Liberal Democrats.

Caroline Johnson
PA

The Tory party held onto the seat which became vacant after MP Stephen Phillips quit, citing "irreconcilable policy differences" with the government.

Dr Johnson won 17,570 votes to beat UKIP's Victoria Ayling, who had 4,426.

Labour slipped from second place in the 2015 general election to fourth.

Poppy Widdison

A mother told police signs of heroin might have been in her four-year-old daughter's system "because of passive smoking", a court hears.

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Five things we learned today

Gill Sennett

BBC Radio Humberside

That's all from me for today but updates on breaking news and travel will continue throughout the night.

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

Very thin dog on a lead
North East Lincolnshire Council
North Lincolnshire Council say they've been overwhelmed with the response to this little fella being abandoned in Weelsby Woods. He's finally getting the care and attention he needs.

Coming up on Look North at 18.30 on BBC One

Martin Slack

BBC Lincolnshire Live

Headlines for Look North this evening:

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