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Summary

  1. Report finds Humberside Police should do more to protect children from exploitation
  2. Staff on Virgin East Coast trains to stage strike
  3. Bird flu restrictions lifted from today
  4. Updates on Thursday 13 April 2017

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By Folarin Sagaya

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we've learned today

    Folarin Sagaya

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    That's all from me today, but we're back on Tuesday morning from 08:00. Your news, sport and weather updates will continue throughout the Bank Holiday weekend.

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

  2. Missing teenager could be in Scunthorpe

    Teenager Lee James Kilty, aged15, was reported missing from Northampton on 9 April but is believed to be in the Scunthorpe area where he is known to have friends.  

    Lee James Kilty

    The police say it's unusual for Lee to be missing for this length of time and there are concerns for his welfare.

    He is described as white, 5’ 7” tall, of a slim build and with short ginger hair.

    Anyone with information is being asked to get in touch with Humberside Police.

  3. MP calls for purge on illegal ivory

    BBC Radio Humberside

    East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight is calling on the government to launch an inquiry into the sale of illegal ivory by antiques dealers. 

    Only ivory dating from before 1947 can be sold legally in the UK, but the MP thinks some dealers are selling more modern ivory, and passing it off as antiques - something he says is encouraging poachers to kill endangered elephants.

    Thousands of the animals are killed illegally for their ivory every year.

    photograph of ivory tusks being burned
  4. We need you to MOO-ve!

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    North Yorkshire firefighters have been trying to rescue a stranded cow.

    The helpless heifer got stuck on the banks of the River Ouse near Rawcliffe.

    A vet has been working with Malton firefighters to sedate the cow and get it to safety.

    View more on twitter
  5. City of Culture celebrates Bantu people

    An exhibition celebrating the culture and food of the Bantu people starts this weekend.

    Many Bantu people from south of the equator in Africa now call Hull their home.

    They will take a roadshow "Celebrating the Bantu" around the city starting at the Edinburgh Street Community Centre on Saturday.    

    There will be the opportunity for people to try Bantu crafts, sample new flavours and cultures through food, music and dance.

    City of Culture artwork
  6. Men and youth given football banning orders

    Four men and a 17-year-old youth have been handed three year football banning orders for their role in the violent disorder that followed Grimsby Town’s clash with Sheffield United in July last year.

    Glasses, bottles and other items were thrown after a pre-season friendly between the two teams at Blundell Park.

    Quote Message: Our message is clear, behaviour of this kind will not be tolerated and if caught misbehaving you will be banned from attending matches like these individuals.” from Supt Dave Hall Humberside Police
    Supt Dave HallHumberside Police
  7. Watch: This evening's forecast with Abbie

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Mostly cloudy overnight with limited clear spells and a few outbreaks of rain likely at times. 

    Light westerly winds, feeling quite cool albeit milder than last night. 

    Lows of 7C (45F).

    Here's my forecast:

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    Video caption: Weather with Abbie Dewhurst
  8. Life-sized sculptures exhibition to celebrate Hull and Iceland links

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC News Online

    Ten life-sized sculptures of figures marking the links between Hull and Iceland are to go on show at the University of Hull later this month.

    The cast iron statues will form an art trail on the Cottingham Road campus and represent navigation markers known as Cairns, which are piles of stones used as landmarks in Iceland to guide both ships to the harbour and people on land.

    Photograph of sculpture in Hull

    They are part of the university's Cairns exhibition and have been produced by Icelandic artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir, who created the bronze 'Voyage' figure, which was stolen from the pier in 2011 and later replaced.

    A specially commissioned composition will be performed by lecturer and trumpeter Dr Simon Desbruslais at the foot of the Voyage statue as part of John Grant's North Atlantic Flux: Sounds from Smoky Bay festival, which starts on 28 April.

  9. Police says protecting children is a priority

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The statement is in response to a report from HM Inspectorate of Constabulary who say more needs to be done to identify the wider risks that children may be facing.  

    Humberside Police sign

    Temporary Deputy Chief Constable from Humberside Police Lee Freeman says "there really isn't anything more important than protecting children in our communities".

  10. Temporary traffic lights on road as gas work continues

    Temporary traffic lights will be in operation on Leads Road in Hull for the next five days. 

    It's to allow Northern Gas Networks to upgrade gas mains. 

    Work will last between 08:00 and 17:00 each day.

  11. Listen: 'It's a real crisis situation' - nurses union

    A union representative says nurses are leaving the profession because they're not allowed to do the job properly and aren't being paid enough. 

    The Royal College of Nursing is currently considering a strike over pay

    Glenn Turp is their regional director and has been speaking to Radio Humberside:

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    Video caption: The Royal College of Nursing is assessing the case for strike action in protest over pay
  12. Take a look at this afternoon's weather

    BBC Weather

    Cloud will become more extensive during the day with a chance of catching the odd shower, particularly in the west. 

    Highs of 12C (54F).

    Weather graph
  13. Watch: Easter weekend is packed full of culture!

    Kofi Smiles

    BBC Face of Hull 2017

    It's a long Bank Holiday weekend so plenty of time to get out and see what's happening for City of Culture. 

    Here's a quick guide to what's on:

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    Video caption: Kofi gives a quick round up of what's going on over the Bank Holiday weekend
  14. Have you got a poem in you?

    Can you write about where you live?

    Then get it down and send it to Radio Humberside!

    Your poem could be chosen to festival of poetry and performance from Thursday 28 September to Sunday 1 October.

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  15. Concern for missing vulnerable man

    Concerns have been raised for 24-year-old Christopher Oldfield. 

    Photo of missing Christopher Oldfield

    He was reported missing from his home on Dalwood Close, Bransholme, and has not been seen since 13:00 BST yesterday.

    Christopher is white, 4’ 9” inches tall and of slim build. 

    Humberside Police have described him as a vulnerable man.

  16. Too many children are taking selfies on train tracks

    That's the warning from Network Rail who say there were more than 900 cases of trespass on Yorkshire's railways.

    The organisation says people are putting their lives at risk

  17. Do you know this man: Police want to quiz him

    Humberside Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the theft of power tools from a B&Q store  in Bridlington.

    CCTV images of a man Humberside Police would like to speak to about Bridlington incident

    Two Makita Combi drills and four Makita Combi kits were stolen from the store on Quay Road around 11:00 on Monday.

    The man was seen leaving the area in a silver Mercedes CLA Sport and anyone with any information is being asked to contact the police.