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  1. Updates on Friday 21 April 2017

Live Reporting

By Kimberley Metcalfe

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we learned today

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    Thank you for joining us today. 

    We'll be back with you on Monday morning from 08:00.

    Have a great weekend.

    Before I go, lets have a look at five things we didn't know this morning: 

    1. Sea of Hull nude artworks are unveiled
    2. Hull company wins prestigious award for second time
    3. Someone needs a spelling lesson
    4. Road rage driver wants to be left alone
    5. Magazine accused of racism in article about Hull City
    sea of hull
  2. Pocklington gets set to welcome the Tour

    Jill Archbold

    BBC Look North

    With just a week to go until the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, preparations are underway in many communities. 

    The race starts next Friday in Bridlington. 

    Decorations are already up and are looking fantastic in Pocklington, I went to see how the residents are feeling about the race coming through the town. 

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    Video caption: Jill Archbold has been to have a look at preparations.
  3. Watch: Your weekend weather

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Further spells of light and patchy rain are forecast tonight as a weak weather front moves in from the north, but this will be clearing later and turning mostly dry. 

    Take a look at my forecast below for the full picture:

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    Video caption: Owain Wyn Evans has the weekend forecast.
  4. Icelandic Seachill say sale comes as 'no surprise'

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    Earlier today Icelandic Seachill, which employs 750 at its sites in Grimsby, announced it was up for sale.

    Union Unite reacted to the news with concerns about their members' future at the company. 

    We asked Seachill what this sale means for the future of the firm - and jobs:

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    Video caption: The company say this is a 'positive next step'.
    Quote Message: This sale process comes as no surprise and until concluded, will have no direct impact on our employees. This is a very positive next step for Seachill, its employees and partner customers who place a high value on the business management and strategy, and it is likely that operations will continue in a similar way as present." from Simon Smith Chief Executive, Icelandic Seachill
    Simon SmithChief Executive, Icelandic Seachill
  5. Hull City respond to 'racist' magazine article

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    Hull City has responded to an article in Tenfoot City magazine which has been described as racist by critics. 

    The free magazine has been accused of making derogatory references to the Egyptian heritage of the Allam family, who own Hull City. 

    The club has released a statement:

    Quote Message: “Today we were made aware of an article which contained numerous derogatory and potentially racist references to the owners of the Club. The nature of these comments is totally unacceptable to us and we have raised the matter with Humberside Police to investigate further. We are duty bound to report any incidents of racism and are proud participants in a number of initiatives such as the Kick It Out campaign and are currently undertaking the Premier League Equality Standard. This sort of language is not acceptable in football or the wider community.” from Hull City Football Club
    Hull City Football Club
  6. Lib Dem councillor to stand for election in Hull North

    Sophia Ewen

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The leader of the Liberal Democrats on Hull City Council Mike Ross says he'll stand for election as the MP for Hull North.

    The seat is currently held by Labour's Diana Johnson (pictured) 

    Diana Johnson MP
  7. Seachill up for sale: Union seeks assurance over jobs

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    Unite has called for an urgent meeting with the management of Icelandic Seachill in Grimsby.

    It was announced earlier today that one of the town’s largest employers has been put up for sale.

    Unite say they have around 180 members at Seachill, mainly working in production roles and do not understand the rationale behind the sale of the company.

    Quote Message: We understand that the company has had a significant improvement in sales recently, so why has the business been put up for sale? This is a worrying and uncertain time for the dedicated and hardworking workforce. We will be giving our members the union’s maximum support in the days and weeks ahead.” from Mike Wilkinson Unite regional officer
    Mike WilkinsonUnite regional officer
  8. Magazine accused of racism in article about Hull City

    Phillip Norton

    BBC News

    A magazine which seeks to celebrate the street culture of Hull has been accused of racism. 

    The Tenfoot City magazine is stocked at hundreds of venues and reaches around 30,000 readers. 

    But an article in it about Hull City football club uses language which one reader says is not just derogatory about the owners and players but racist too.

    Roger Coates is a City of Culture volunteer and spotted the article.

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    Video caption: One reader said the comments are derogatory about the club's owners.

    The magazine claims the remarks are not racist, just distastefully funny. 

    They say that people should stop being so sensitive and they did it on purpose to see what sort of reaction they would get from the public. 

  9. One of Grimsby's biggest employers put up for sale

    Lara King

    North East Lincolnshire reporter

    One of Grimsby's biggest employers, Seachill, has been put up for sale

    Seachill is a leading supplier of chilled fish to the UK retail market, employing 750 people at its sites in the town.

    It was founded in 1998 and since then the business has grown to be one of the largest chilled fish processors in the UK. It also owns the award winning Saucy Fish Company, a four times cool brand award winner. 

    Seachill also supplies to Tesco and other stores all over the world.

    seachill sign
  10. Fire near Lord Line building

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    We are getting reports of a fire in the area of the famous old Hull dock office.

    If you're near by what can you see? Tweet us some pictures if its safe to do so. 

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  11. Police and Crime Commissioner steps down from councillor role

    Sharon Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Marc Jones said he would stand down as a councillor if he got the PCC job when he was campaigning and now it's official:

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  12. A sneak peek of the 'Sea of Hull'

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    Our Arts Correspondent Anne-Marie, always gets a sneaky look before the rest of us at the wonderful exhibitions that come to Hull to celebrate the City of Culture year. 

    Here's a couple of shots from 'Sea of Hull' at the Ferens Art Gallery'. 

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  13. Weather: Staying mild with some sunny spells

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll remain fairly mild this afternoon with further sunny spells across much of East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. 

    We could see some light rain or drizzle at times, especially further inland, but dry for most. Highs today of 15C. 

    weather chart
  14. SKIN opens at the Ferens Gallery tomorrow

    Anne-Marie Tasker

    BBC Look North

    From tomorrow, the SKIN exhibition at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull will be open to the public.

    It's said to be a dramatic collection of works by internationally acclaimed artists Lucian Freud, Ron Mueck and Spencer Tunick. 

    Revealed for the first time will be the highly anticipated  'Sea of Hull' photographs, officially the largest nude installation in the UK. 

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  15. Driver Ronnie Pickering speaks for the first time

    David Burns

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Now, for a while he became Hull and possibly the country's most notorious driver.

    Ronnie Pickering's argument with a cyclist, which was captured on camera, went viral and made him a household name. 

    He's given his first radio interview and says it was about time he spoke out.

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    Video caption: Ronnie Pickering's argument with a cyclist, which was captured on camera.
  16. Could you be the new vicar of Beverley Minster?

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    Beverley Minster is advertising for a new vicar. 

    It follows the departure of the Reverend Jeremy Fletcher who moved to London last month. It's expected his replacement won't start work until the autumn.

    Job application
  17. That's dedication!

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    This picture was put up by Spencer Tunick on twitter earlier today.

    We've no idea who it belongs to, or even whereabouts on the body this masterpiece lies...

    If you know '1 of the 3200' then please let me know! 

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  18. Rise of the machines: Lincolnshire farmers turn to automation after Brexit

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire vegetable growers say they're worried about a lack of workers after Brexit and they're investing in new technology as a result. 

    Farmers

    As the issue of immigration looks set to play a big part in the general election campaign - some farmers say more jobs could become automated if the government limits the number of EU migrant workers who are allowed to work in the sector.

    Richard Mowbry is the Commercial Director at farming company TH Clements - he says the benefits of machinery are stacking up 

    Quote Message: Machines don't have sick days or holidays. We've invested in automation because of rising employment costs and concerns about where that workforce is going to come from. from Richard Mowbry TH Clements
    Richard MowbryTH Clements