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  1. Duchess buys painting during Hull visit
  2. Special needs roles at Siemens Hull turbine factory
  3. Scunthorpe Hospital ward closure blamed on stomach bug
  4. Children's Commissioner Anne Longfield visits Hull
  5. Reckitt Benckiser mounts £16bn takeover of American baby milk firm Mead Johnson
  6. Live updates on Friday 10 February 2017

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Five things we've learned today

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

That's all from me today, but we're back from 08:00 on Monday.  

Before I go, let's have a look at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning:

  • A church in Selby is welcoming those who are grieving after two teenagers died in a crash near Howden
  • Hull's Siemens factory has started a special needs employment programme
  • An exploding charger cost a big brand £22,000
  • Avocado sells in not just supermarkets
  • And always keep an eye on the junk in your loft - you might find a Mick Ronson demo in there!

Football: 'We've got better players' - Crewe boss on Grimsby game

Graham McGarry

Crewe Alexandra commentator, BBC Radio Stoke

The Crewe Alexandra manager David Artell says his players are better than those of their opponents Grimsby who they face tomorrow.

David Artell

Despite Crewe being 21st and Grimsby 11th in League Two, Artell told BBC Radio Stoke he is confident his players can beat their visitors.

We've got better players but we're not 11th. They've had a bit of quality up-front in Bogle [striker] who's gone. It's going to be a tester for them in the remaining games of the season whether they can get the goals. The challenge for us is to make sure they don't start."

David ArtellCrewe Alexandra manager

Church welcomes people affected by East Yorkshire crash deaths

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A church will open its doors this evening so that friends and family of a 16-year-old girl who died in a crash in East Yorkshire can pay their respects.

Flowers left at site of crash

Levi Dickinson died in the crash just outside Howden on Tuesday night. Her local church, St James' in Selby, will be the focus of tonight's remembrance. 

A 17-year-old boy, Rhogan Jones, was also killed in the crash. Both were passengers in the car. 

The driver, a 19-year-old man, was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and has been released on police bail.,

Sport: Rugby fans invited to Colin Hutton's funeral

BBC Humberside Sport

The funeral of Hull rugby league stalwart Colin Hutton will be held at Craven Park at midday on Tuesday 28 February. 

All fans are invited and there will then be a private cremation.

Colin Hutton

Hutton was a Hull FC player and Hull KR head coach, chairman, director and president. He died at the age of 90.

Halved Avocado (detail)

The Duchess of Cornwall buys an artist's painting of an avocado for £300 during a Hull visit.

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Weather Watchers: Snowy scenes across the county

BBC Weather Watchers

It's hard not to get just a little bit excited when it starts snowing. 

So here's a few of the best snowy shots from across the county taken by our Weather Watchers.

First to Swineshead, thanks to Jason T for this one:


It was really coming down at one point in Binbrook as captured by cathys mummy:


Finally Grimsby, where Humberman took this shot of these somewhat unimpressed ponies:


Watch: Preview of Lucy Beaumont's BBC documentary

Duchess of Cornwall buys avocado painting in Hull

An artist has said she is "just stunned" after selling one of her paintings to royalty. 

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, bought the Halved Avocado painting (pictured) for £300 when she was visiting the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull with the Prince of Wales on Wednesday

Halved Avocado painting

The Duchess had asked earlier in the visit if she could buy another painting but was told that particular one was not for sale. 

Artist Helen Brayshaw, who is studying a Master's Degree in Fine Art at Leeds University, tweeted "I've never been so thrilled to be second choice". 

Listen: Rare recording of Hull's Mick Ronson

BBC Radio Humberside

Kevin Hutchinson from East Yorkshire says he used to 'pest' Hull's Mick Ronson.

They ended up writing music together and recently Kevin rediscovered some rare recordings in his loft.

Police car damaged in Grimsby attack

Bricks were thrown at a police car on Grimsby's Nunsthorpe estate on Tuesday evening.

Winthorpe Road

The police car was parked on Winthorpe Road (pictured) around 16:30 on Tuesday 7 February whilst the officers were investigating an incident.

When police returned they discovered bricks had been thrown at the car and the fuel cap had been damaged.

£1.4m on cycling initiatives in East Riding

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

A bike library is going to be set up in the East Riding to encourage more schoolchildren and adults to get around on two wheels. 

Bicycle wheels

Schools and businesses will be able to borrow bikes for free or at low cost. 

It's one of a number of initiatives just announced by the East Riding Council. 

In all, £1.4m will be spent on projects to encourage cycling, including repairs to cycle lanes.

Made in Hull nominated for award

The opening event of Hull's 2017 City of Culture year has been nominated for a tourism award. 

Made in Hull (pictured) featured sound and light installations around the city centre.

Made in Hull event on side of Maritime Museum

Made in Hull has been nominated in the Large Tourism Event category at the Remarkable Hull and East Yorkshire Tourism Awards, alongside the Freedom Festival, Humber Street Sesh, Amy Johnson Festival and Beverley Puppet Festival.

'Misleading' conversations over guards future

The RMT Union has accused the company which runs Northern Rail services in our region of misleading them in a row over the future of guards on their trains.


The union says it would be unsafe for the guards to be removed, yesterday they announced they were balloting their members who work for Arriva Rail North about whether to take strike action

Arriva Rail North say they are in the early stages of reviewing the role of the guard and believe the RMT is premature in calling a ballot for strikes.

Your headlines this lunchtime

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside

  • Children's Commissioner ponders north south divide in education 
  • A bike library is going to be set up in the East Riding 
  • RMT Union in row company that runs Northern Rail services

Intended arson victims 'left house before fire was started'

Humberside Police say the intended targets of malicious fire at a house on Frodingham Road in Scunthorpe left before the arsonists attacked.

Two men were seen leaving the property and the police are keen to speak to them to confirm their safety. 

The incident took place on Wednesday night and a woman, who was rescued from a house, remains in hospital receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

Hull pews up for auction today

Some of the pews from Hull's Holy Trinity Church are being auctioned off today. 

Holy Trinity Church

It's because the church, which will soon become Hull Minster, is having a major refurbishment.  

Severe accident: A1077 Lincolnshire both ways

BBC Travel

A1077 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, between West Street and A1077 Winterton Road.

A1077 Lincolnshire - A1077 Winterton Road in Roxby closed in both directions between the West Street junction and Dragonby Roundabout, because of an accident involving one vehicle.

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Scunthorpe Hospital ward closure blamed on bug

A ward has been closed at Scunthorpe General Hospital due to a bug

Scunthorpe General Hospital

Ward 17 has been shut to new admissions and transfers.

Patients from the ward will not be discharged to nursing or residential homes while they remain an infection risk.

This type of illness does come into the hospital from time to time, as in other hospitals across the country, and that is why we have a robust infection control policy in place to deal with such eventualities."

Doctor Peter CowlingTrust consultant microbiologist

Hull employer buys US baby formula firm

One of Hull's biggest employers, Reckitt Benckiser, has agreed to buy US baby formula maker Mead Johnson for £13.2bn.

Tins on shelf
Getty Images

The UK household products giant, which is also behind products like Durex and Dettol, says the deal is a "significant step" in its attempt to become a global leader in consumer health. 

Do children suffer from a north south divide?

Growing up in the north of England can put young people at a disadvantage, according to the Children's Commissioner Anne Longfield (pictured).

Children's Commissioner Anne Longfield

She's in Hull today for the opening summit of Growing Up North, a year-long project looking at how growing up in certain areas affects what children can learn.   

Today's summit will examine how local regeneration plans can help children in our region to progress.  

Hull station manager 'delighted' to host Gypsy Moth model

The Manger at Hull Paragon Station, David Hatfield says they're thrilled to have worked with HMP Hull and delighted to have the model on display at the railway station.

He hopes it will become a talking point for visitors coming to Hull by train for City of Culture.

360 degree image of Amy Johnson plane

Yesterday evening the model of Amy Johnson's Gypsy Moth was installed at Hull Paragon Station after being built by inmates at HMP Hull.

Zero hygiene rating for Hull's Nuffield Health cafe

Hull's Nuffield Health cafe has been given a zero rating during a visit by environmental health inspectors.

Dirty fridge
Hull City Council

Nuffield Health cafe at Kingston Park in Hull has the worst-possible hygiene rating and required "urgent improvement".

Goo on hand
Hull City Council

During the inspection on 1 December 2016 the inspectors saw out-of-date food, staff not washing their hands and broken equipment as a freedom of information request by the Hull Daily Mail revealed.  

Piles of washing up
Hull City Council

In a statement Nuffield Health say they voluntarily closed the cafe for four days after the inspection and then reopened.

Dirty blender
Hull City Council

They added that since December there have been subsequent inspections and at those inspectors have been happy with the changes made.  

Frozen food
Hull City Council

Hull's Gypsy Moth model now in place

Inmates at HMP Hull built a model of the Gypsy Moth plane flown by Amy Johnson - the Hull-born aviator, who was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930.

Gypsy Moth model suspended from the ceiling at Hull Paragon Station

It's now in place in Hull Paragon Station and will be there during 2017 to celebrate City of Culture.  

Gypsy Moth model suspended from the ceiling at Hull Paragon Station

Children's Commissioner to speak to councils after Poppy Widdison death

The Children’s Commissioner will be talking to North East Lincolnshire Council following the death of Poppy Widdison (pictured). 

It's part of a review Anne Longfield will undertake to consider when officials should intervene in child protection cases.

Poppy Widdison holding a doll

One of the things we're keen to look at for the children on the edge of care is the decisions about who gets care and who doesn't."

Anne LongfieldChildren's Commissioner

Hull teachers head to Sierra Leone

A group of 20 teachers from 10 Hull schools are setting off for twin city Freetown in Sierra Leone this morning.

Sierra Leone

The visit is part of The British Council's 'Connecting Classrooms' project which builds partnerships between schools in both countries allowing educators and young people to share ideas, skills and good working routines.

Listen: Driffield aims to make most of Tour de Yorkshire

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

Businesses in Driffield are determined to make the most of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017 after missing out on the cycling race in previous years.

Cleethorpes In Bloom team suspends work

Lara King

North East Lincolnshire reporter

The In Bloom team in Cleethorpes who've won numerous awards are suspending their work until they get a commitment from the council. 

They've told us they want assurances that North East Lincolnshire council will continue supporting the work they do to keep the resort looking good. 

No decision has been made by the council but they are considering a range of options. 

Woman rescued from arson attack house

A woman had to be rescued from a house after arsonists attacked a property in Scunthorpe.

The unnamed woman was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary from the incident on Frodingham Road in Scunthorpe.

The fire was reported at 22:25 on 8 February.

She is receiving treatment for non-life threatening injuries. 

The circumstances of the case so far suggest that this was not a random incident and that the people involved are known to each other."

Det Ch Insp Nicki MillerHumberside Police

Your headlines this morning

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside

  • Children's Commissioner Anne Longfield visits Hull
  • Reckitt Benckiser mounts £16bn takeover of Amercian baby milk firm Mead Johnson
  • Special needs roles at Siemens Hull turbine factory

Home Bargains guilty of selling unsafe chargers in Hull

Home bargains has been fined £22,000 after a USB charger bought by a shopper in Hull, exploded. 

Home Bargains sign

The company admitted electrical safety offences at Hull magistrates court.

Weather: Cold few days ahead

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A mostly cloudy day with occasional snow showers, especially during the morning. 

During the afternoon the showers are likely to become more scattered and lighter but feeling very cold.

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Hull Siemens factory offering special needs employment programme

Victoria Holland

BBC Look North

Engineering company Siemens is one of the first in the country to offer an employment programme to young people with special needs and disabilities.

Young people next to a wind turbine blade in Siemens factory

The project at the wind turbine blade factory in Hull (pictured) will see seven teenagers take up work placements. 

They'll try out a variety of roles and could eventually get full employment with the company.

Concern over 'distressed' missing man

Police are concerned about the welfare of Ian George Hetherington, 55, (pictured) went missing from the Cormorant Close area of Hull around 09:30 on 1 February.

His friends are concerned because he was in a distressed state when they last heard from him and he hasn't been in touch with anyone since.

Ian George Hetherington
Humberside Police

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

Good morning and welcome to our live page for Friday 10 February.

I'm Caroline and I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across the area throughout the day.

If you've got anything you want to talk about please get in touch and let us know what's happening where you are, by emailFacebook or Twitter

Severe accident: M180 Lincolnshire westbound

BBC Travel

M180 Lincolnshire westbound severe accident, at J3 for M181.

M180 Lincolnshire - Queuing traffic on M180 westbound at J3, M181 (Scunthorpe), because of an accident involving car and a van and a rolling road-block.

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Five things we've learned today

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Radio Humberside

That's all from me today, but we're back tomorrow morning from 08:00.

Your news, sport and weather updates will continue through the evening.

Before I go, let's have a look at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning:

  • Not for the first time, a rural village has lost a cash machine
  • There are concerns the Icelandic fishing strikes are affecting jobs at Grimsby's fish market
  • A treasure hunt game almost caused a police incident in Hull
  • And a model of Amy Johnson's Gypsy Moth has been built by prisoners. It will be at Hull Paragon Station this evening and BBC Look North reporter Crispin Rolfe is in position ready to film it on its journey:
View of video camera viewer which is filming the prison

Watch: Hull's Richard Bean on new play The Hypocrite

Kofi Smiles

BBC Face of Hull 2017

Richard Bean tells me how his latest work takes a playful approach to Hull's history.

The play is being shown in Hull from 24 February - 25 March but it has already sold out.

Man arrested in connection with cash machine theft

Victoria Holland

BBC Look North

I've been speaking to Humberside Police who say they've arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with the theft of a cash machine from Thorngumbald.

They added that they've recovered the stolen cash machine.

JCB digger by the crumbling Spar which was used to take the cash machine

The ATM was taken from the Spar shop in the village in the early hours of this morning.

Driver fails to stop after killing puppy in Hull

A driver failed to stop when their car killed a puppy on the Greenwood Avenue junction of Beverley Road (pictured).

The puppy was being walked across the road when it was struck and died at the scene.

Greenwood Avenue junction of Beverley Road

The incident happened on Monday 30 January at about 16:00 and police are appealing for witnesses.  

Northern rail conductors to be balloted in guard row

BBC Radio Humberside

Northern rail conductors are to be balloted for strike action in a row over their role.  

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union said members will vote on whether to take action, citing a failure to give assurances over the role's future.  


It comes a week after union reps told BBC Radio Humberside that they were hopeful of avoiding strike action in our region after they received reassurances about the second guard issue.