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  1. Call for improved security at 'dangerous' Hull building
  2. Union calls for non-urgent transport contract in Hull to be scrapped
  3. Updates on Wednesday 3 May 2017

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By Hayley Ritchie

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Five things we learned today

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

That's all from me for today. I'll be back tomorrow with all the latest updates on your news, weather, sport and travel across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

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

Sketch of stolen medals
Humberside Police

Have a lovely evening.

'...and now here they are!' Real life Wacky Races in Market Weighton

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

If the names Penelope Pitstop and Dick Dastardly provoke fond memories you were probably a fan of the children's TV cartoon Wacky Races. 

A soapbox rider

Characters driving exotic vehicles competed to win a series of races, with the title "World's Wackiest Racer" going to the winner. 

Well a real race, based on the TV programme, is going to take place in Market Weighton in July. 

People from the area are being invited to design and build small vehicles which will race against each other down the steep Arras Hill, which runs down Beverley Road and into the town centre.

It will take place on the morning of 2017's Community Day. 

The weather forecast...

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

More sunshine expected for tomorrow! 

Here's my full forecast:

Lisa Gallagher has the details

Incident on Myton Bridge (A63) causing tailbacks

BBC News Travel

There's been an accident on the approach to the Myton Bridge (A63) eastbound, causing long tailbacks to St. Andrew's Quay.  

Hull 2017: What's on this week

Kofi Smiles

BBC Face of Hull 2017

A guide to the best in visual art, music and theatre - plus an unmissable opportunity for creative young people:

Kofi Smiles has all the details for this week in the UK City of Culture

Men in Sheds loneliness scheme is 'big success'

A scheme which helps men beat loneliness is proving so popular it's expanding. 

Louth Men's Shed opened nearly two years ago with just eight members - but reckons it could have 50 this year. 

It comes as a report out today by the Jo Cox Commission says eight million men of all ages admit they feel lonely at least once a week.

Louth Men's Shed
Louth Men's Shed

'Billions are being pumped into the North Sea industry'

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

The relationship between our area and the US will be made official this evening as the Mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts, will sign a twin city agreement with Grimsby. 

Delegates from the USA have been visiting sites in Hull, Grimsby and Scunthorpe over several months to learn how offshore wind power is being developed - and to further strengthen the region's links with America.   

Offshore wind turbine
DONG Energy

Billions are being pumped into the North Sea industry. The Humber is its epicentre and the opportunities for businesses in the supply chain are vast."

Mr O’ReillyTeam Humber

Cup final looms for Wyke college football team

BBC Humberside Sport

Tomorrow is a big day for sport at Wyke as the men’s football team play in the National Cup final.

Wkye Football team
Wyke College

It’s the first time that the college male team has reached a national final, following in the footsteps of the successful women’s team who have reached the final of their competition twice.

The team travel to the Walsall Bank’s Stadium to take on South Devon College. 

Kick-off is at 11am with the full match streamed live back to Wyke for display on the college’s big screen.

Artists reunite to create 'mystery moth' for auction

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

Two artists who met in Hull and ended up working on opposite sides of the world have been reunited in the city this week to put the finishing touch to the eagerly-awaited Amy Johnson Festival moth auction.

Moths waiting to be auctioned
Ascough Associates

The new piece will be the only one created by the pair to be put up for auction. Their other designs were both purchased by their sponsors as the moth trail closed in March.

Mystery Moth will be the 26th and final lot to go under the hammer when Hull-based Gilbert Baitson Auctioneers and Valuers set up a sale room at The Royal Hull Hotel this Saturday.

The proceeds from the sale will be split between the HEY Smile Foundation and the Amy Johnson Arts and Engineering Awards.

Classics In The Park returns for 2017

Andy Comfort

BBC Radio Humberside

Classics in the Park is returning to Hymers college this July

Hymers College in Hull
Geograph/Bernard Sharp

Tickets go on sale today for the evening of music which includes picnics and an orchestra.

The event is hosted by BBC Radio Humberside's very own Blair Jacobs.

More information and tickets here.

Mike Bore

Former left-arm medium-pacer Mike Bore, who had a long career at Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire, dies aged 69.

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Crowdfunding attempt to secure Sea of Hull artwork

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A campaign is underway to raise £16,000 to buy a piece of artwork from Spencer Tunick's 'Sea of Hull' installation. 

Sea Of Hull

Three works have already been purchased by the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull and will be added to the permanent collection, its hoped the fourth will be secured through a crowdfunding campaign. 

Members of the public and art lovers are being asked to vote for their favourite photo from the collection. 

Get your foot in the door with Radio 1

BBC Radio 1

Do you or do you know someone who wants a career in the creative industries? 

The BBC Radio 1 Academy is heading to Hull this month - here's what's happening: 

Lewis's Return Home: Exhibition

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

The man behind the book behind the film 'Get Carter' is one of Barton Upon Humber's most famous sons. 

Ted Lewis

And now the art, music and writing of Ted Lewis have inspired an exhibition. 

He died aged 42 after living a very colourful life, and when he was dying, poet Monty Martin was introduced to him with a view to making some sense of his life. 

Now, many years later, Monty tells me this exhibition is the end product and the finale to what became a labour of love.

The exhibition is open to the public from 8 - 26 May at the Broderick Gallery, Hull School of Art and Design. 

Hull band LIFE to play 'special slot' at Radio 1 Big Weekend

BBC Radio 1

LIFE are announced for BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend. 


The Hull band will play the BBC Introducing Stage on Saturday 27 May in one of the special 'returning' act slots. 

Mez, Loz, Mick and Stew  have been heavily supported by BBC Introducing Humberside and made their Introducing debut at Leeds/Reading Festivals in 2015. Since then they've had lots of Radio 1 and 6 Music airplay and recently recorded a session at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

LIFE are the second band to be announced on the BBC Introducing stage. Yesterday, it was revealed Hull band Lumer, would also perform on the stage. 

Your weather forecast..

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Some cloud building from the southeast this afternoon. 

Gusty northeasterly winds will make it feel chilly, especially along the coast.  

Weather chart

Your headlines this lunchtime

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside

The top stories from our Hull newsroom so far today include:  

What a night-mare! Fire crews attempt to free 'stuck' horse

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

Humberside Fire and Rescue have sent crews from Immingham and Epworth to what seems to be an unusual incident involving a horse:

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Can you help stop loan sharks in your area?

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

People in North Lincolnshire are being offered £5,000 if they can come up with ways to stop loan sharks from operating.  

£20 notes

It comes after officers raided two homes in the area. 

The scheme is being headed up by the England Illegal Money Lending Team, who told me this morning that borrowing from loan sharks can easily get out of control. 

They want people with ideas of how to raise awareness of the danger of loan sharks or how to stop them from operating to get in touch. 

Musical explores the life of record-breaking Amy Johnson

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

A concert production of the musical Amy, which is based on the life of Amy Johnson, will be staged at Hull Guildhall tonight.  

Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson was the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia in 1930. Her historic flight began on 3 May that year and she landed in Darwin, Australia on 24 May in her fragile bi-plane ‘Jason’, a perfect replica of which can be seen in Hull Paragon station. 

On returning to England, Amy had become a renowned heroine and was given a civic reception in the same banqueting suite at the Guildhall where the musical is being performed.

It will also be staged at Sewerby Hall in Bridlington tomorrow and Park Street Arts Centre in Hull on 5 and 7 May.

100 years since the Battle of Oppy Wood

Jo Makel

BBC Look North

Remembrance ceremonies are being held for the hundreds of men from Hull and East Yorkshire who lost their lives during the Battle of Oppy Wood - which started exactly one hundred years ago today. 


A vigil was held for the Hull Pals in the french village of Oppy early this morning. 

Special memorial services will also take place in France and at Hull's cenotaph later. 

Schoolgirl hears her own voice in 'The Height of the Reeds'

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Walking across the Humber Bridge is a little different these days thanks, in part, to one schoolgirl from Hull: 

Traffic and travel: Incident blocks M62 eastbound

BBC News Travel

The M62 Eastbound is blocked. 

There is stationary traffic due to accident involving two vehicles between J37 (A614 Howden) and J38 (A63 North Cave)

Medals stolen in Brigg burglary

Police in North Lincolnshire are appealing for information after a collection of medals were stolen from a home on Wrawby Road in Brigg.

The owner has made this sketch of them. 

Drawing of stolen medals
Humberside Police

The burglary took place between 1 and 21 April when the elderly owners were away.

A considerable number of collectable medals and a Walter Spragget scale model of a steam traction engine were stolen.

Police are asking anyone with information to get in touch. 

Union calls for non-urgent transport contract in Hull to be scrapped

Vicky Johnson

BBC Look North

A union wants the private ambulance firm in charge of non-urgent NHS transport in Hull to lose its contract. 

Non-emergency transport

It's after Thames Ambulance Service said there'd be delays paying staff their expenses and overtime - even though they were actually paid on time. 

Unison says Hull's Clinical Commissioning Group should end the contract. 

In response Thames Ambulance says it is "financially sound and determined to continue providing high quality services to patients". 

Your weather forecast

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A clear and bright start to the morning - but make the most of it! 

Here's my full forecast:

Tate congratulates Turner Prize shortlist

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

The shortlist for this years Turner Prize was announced this morning.

It will be hosted at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull this year as part of City of Culture.

Tate Art Galleries have been tweeting their congratulations to the finalists:

View more on twitter

Turner Prize shortlist announced

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

One of Britain's leading black female artists, Lubaina Himid, has been become the oldest person to be nominated for British art's most high-profile award.  

Tate Britain

The shortlist is:

  • Hurvin Anderson
  • Lubaina Himid  
  • Andrea Buttner 
  • Rosalind Nashashibi.

In what was once the domain of Young British Artists in the 1990s, the youngest person on the Turner shortlist this year is 43.   

More details about the artists and thier work can be found here.

The winner will be announced at the Ferens gallery in Hull on 5 December.  

The headlines this morning

Sally Fairfax

BBC Radio Humberside Live

Here are the latest headlines this morning across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.  

  • The are calls for the owners of the derelict Lord Line building in Hull to improve security at the site
  • A union wants the private ambulance firm in charge of non-urgent NHS transport in Hull to lose its contract
  • Today marks exactly a hundred years since the start of the WWI battle of Oppy Wood, where hundreds of Hull Pals lost their lives

Turner Prize shortlist to be revealed

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

The shortlist for this year's Turner Prize is being announced this morning. 

Ferens Art Gallery

The Prize will be hosted at the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull this year as part of the City of Culture year. 

Since it was set up in 1984, the Turner Prize has become one of the best-known visual arts prizes. 

Each year, four artists are shortlisted, and the prize awarded for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation in the preceding year. 

Damien Hirst, Grayson Perry and Antony Gormley have all won the Turner Prize in the past

More security called for at 'dangerous' Lord Line building

BBC Radio Humberside

There are calls for the owners of the derelict Lord Line building in Hull to improve security at the site. 

Lord Line building in Hull
Geograph/Paul Glazzard

The City council, Humberside Police and the Fire and Rescue service have written a joint letter to the Manor Property Group urging them take action. 

The authorities say people regularly gain access to the building and fear someone could be killed if nothing is done. 

The Manor Property Group says it's disappointed by the joint letter and says it's spent in excess of two hundred thousand pounds on security at the site.

Welcome to Wednesday's live coverage

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

Good morning! 

Hayley here with you today. I'll have all the latest news, sport, travel and weather across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire on Wednesday 3 May 2017.

If you want to get in touch with your pictures or stories you can send an email or get in touch via Facebook or Twitter.

Thanks to Sidney for this beautiful photo of Grimsby Dock, sent in early this morning. 

Grimsby Dock
BBC Weather Watchers/Sidney

Five things we learned today

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

That's all from me for today. I'll be back tomorrow with all the latest updates on your news, weather, sport and travel across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

All your breaking news and travel will still be posted here overnight.

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

Have a great evening. 

Your weather forecast this evening

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Let's see what the weather has in store for the rest of this evening and tomorrow:

Hull hero remembered on Oppy Wood centenary

Laura Foster

BBC Look North

A choir from Hull will perform in a small French village tonight to mark 100 years since a World War One battle in whichmore than 300 soldiers from East Yorkshire died.

Four battalions from Hull took part in the Battle for Oppy, including Victoria Cross recipient Jack Harrison

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Hull FC forward fined and suspended

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull FC forward Sika Manu has been found guilty of a Grade C foul play offence and has been banned for two games and fined £300 by the RFL. 

Hull FC logo

Manu will miss the games with Widnes on Sunday and the Catalans Dragons in the Challenge Cup next Friday. 

This comes after he was sin-binned during the first half of the win over Warrington by referee James Child for what appeared to be a banned "chicken-wing" tackle.

Why young people believe they should be able to vote

James Piekos

Reporter, BBC Hull and East Yorkshire

The debate about lowering the voting age is being re-ignited in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

Critics argue that 16 and 17-year-olds aren't mature enough to make an informed choice.

But members of the Hull branch of the UK's Youth Parliament say they should have a vote on issues which will have an impact on them - and they believe it would mean more young people would then get out and vote.

These sixth form students at Franklin College in Grimsby agree:

Actresses wanted for sci-fi series set in Hull

An arts project is looking for talented actresses in the Hull and East Riding area to take part in a series of sci-fi shorts which will ask people to re-imagine their communities 80 years from now.  

Casting Call
Blast Theory

The films are being shot in Hull & Aarhus in Denmark as part of an interactive art project for Hull UK City of Culture 2017 called '2097: We Made Ourselves Over'.

Blast Theory have been making interactive artworks for over 25 years, bringing together film, installation, gaming and technology. They're looking for local actresses aged 16 - 18 to take part.

An initial casting day will be held on May 14 in central Hull with additional audition days on May 23 & 24  

The Deep appoints new executive

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

Katy Duke has been appointed Chief Executive of The Deep aquarium in Hull.

The Deep
Thomas Arran

The former curator will take over from Colin Brown, following his retirement earlier this month. 

A marine Bbiology graduate, Katy started her career at Deep Sea World in Scotland in 1995, before relocating to Hull in 2001. 

She is currently the European studbook keeper for Sawfish, working internationally with other aquariums to raise awareness for the critically endangered family of sharks.