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  1. Non-emergency patients asked to stay away from 'stretched' A&Es
  2. Six charged after drugs worth £66m seized in Hull
  3. Missing 'vulnerable' 16-year-old boy is found
  4. 'Rare and important' shark egg case found at Flamborough
  5. Lincolnshire builders face chronic shortage of bricks
  6. Updates on Friday 4 August 2017

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By Gill Sennett

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John Terry

Brendon Mitchell

BBC Sport

Jarrod Bowen's first Hull City goal gives the Tigers a hard-fought draw at Aston Villa, who hand a debut to John Terry.

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Five things we've learned today

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

That's all from me for today. We'll be back on Monday morning from 08:00 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

Before I go, here are five things we didn't know this morning;

A classic car and a classic van.
East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club

It's almost time for the Humber Street Sesh

More than 30,000 people are expected to turn up to the Humber Street Sesh in Hull tomorrow.

Band playing at music festival
Humber Street Sesh

It's the 6th year the music festival, which showcases new music, has been on in the Marina area of Hull.

About 200 hundred bands will take to 14 stages from 11:00 to 23:00 on Saturday.

BBC Radio Humberside's Introducing show with Alan Raw will host a stage at the festival for the second year in a row.

Warning to drivers over Hull roadworks

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

Drivers are being warned that roadworks are planned for one of Hull's busiest roads next week.

Beverley Road

Three-way traffic lights will be in place on the junction of Station Drive on Beverley Road from Monday 7 August to Wednesday 9 August.

Yorkshire Water is carrying out repairs to a mains water leak.

Diana Princess of Wales Hospital

People are being asked to avoid two Lincolnshire hospitals this weekend unless it is an emergency.

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Watch: Hull KR's Tim Sheens on plans for Middle 8s

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull Kingston Rovers' new signing Mose Masoe isn't being ruled out to make his debut in the Middle 8s opener against Halifax on Sunday.

Meanshilw, it's been confirmed that Justin Carney and Andrew Heffernan will play.

Rovers head coach Tim Sheens says he'll make his final decision tomorrow morning:

Pedal-powered Shakespeareans head for Beverley

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

The gardens of the 600-year-old Dominican Friary in Beverley will be the setting for Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream later this month.

Beverley Friary and its gardens.
Beverley Friary

It's being put on by a group of touring Shakespearean actors known as the HandleBards who travel between performances on their bikes.

The medieval setting will be the backdrop for the performance which starts at 18:30 on Tuesday 8 August.

Entrance to the event is free, but you can leave a donation.

Missing 'vulnerable' teenager from Grimsby is found

We reported a little while ago about the search for missing 16-year-old Joshua Eccleston who'd gone missing from Grimsby earlier this afternoon.

Humberside Police now say there's been some very good news about the vulnerable teenager:

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Hundreds of classic cars head to the Humber Bridge

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

Hundreds of classic cars will be on show at the Humber Bridge this evening.

Six classic cars being displayed by their owners
East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club

It's been organised by the East Yorkshire Thoroughbred Car Club.

If you've got a car over 20-years-old you can bring that along to the event even if you arent' a member. It's on tonight from 17:00 to 21:00.

The club is for all kinds of vehicles including motorbikes and vans.

The club currently has over 600 members, so expect to see plenty of classic cars.

Have you seen missing Joshua Eccleston?

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

Police say they're concerned about a vulnerable 16-year-old boy who's gone missing from his home in Grimsby.

Joshua Eccleston
Humberside Police

Joshua Eccleston was last seen riding his bike around the Sheraton Drive area of Humberston at about 13:20 today.

Police say he doesn't normally go beyond the street where he lives so might be worried about being away from home.

They also say he's friendly, but his speech isn't always clear.

If you see Joshua, please call police on the 101 number to help get him home.

Former Chilean refugees return to Hull to say 'thank you'

David Harrison

BBC Radio Humberside

A group of Chilean refugees who sought safety in Hull in the 1970s have returned to the city to thank its people for helping them in their time of need.

The group of people with a circular plate shaped plaque on a stand.

A total of 30 families came to East Yorkshire to escape General Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.

Some stayed in the area while others returned to their native country when it was safe.

The group, including former Chilean Ambassador to India Eduardo Ortiz and current Hull city councillor Haroldo Herrera-Richmond presented this plaque to Lord Mayor John Hewitt:

The bronze coloured plaque with an Aztec design on it.
Abu Kaher leaving court

Abu Kaher part of a gang which stole money from elderly people in Hull by posing as police officers.

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Watch: The weekend's weather forecast

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

The rest of the day should be fine for most of us, but you can find out what the weekend holds right here:

Builders face chronic shortage of bricks

Lara King

North East Lincolnshire reporter

Housebuilders are waiting up to a year to get hold of basic materials including bricks, roof tiles and timber, says one industry expert.

Brick layer building a wall.

Chris Carr, a developer based in North Lincolnshire and chairman of the Federation of Master Builders, says there aren't enough manufacturers in the UK:

There are very few manufacturers and the ones that are here are huge multinationals. We need to open more factories, but it costs a lot of money and a lot were mothballed during the recession."

Chris CarrFederation of Master Builders

Hull FC coach Radford on tonight's super 8s

BBC Humberside Sport

Hull FC coach Lee Radford is warning fans not to expect a performance like their win over Leeds every week.

Lee Radford

Hull FC's Challenge Cup semi-final victory against Leeds was seen by a number of fans and pundits as the finest by the club for many years.

But Radford says while he'd love to see a repeat tonight in the Super 8s against Salford, he can't expect it in every match.

Watch: Here's how to spend your weekend in Hull

Kofi Smiles

BBC Face of Hull 2017

Wondering what you should do with your free time this weekend?

Here are a few ideas:

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King George Docks in Hull

Six men are charged after drugs with an estimated street value of more than £66m were seized in Hull.

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HIV crisis is inspiration for 'immersive' new exhibition in Hull

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

An exhibition inspired by the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 90s is due to launch in Hull later this month.

Blue pillars of varying heights with honeycomb shapes on top.
John Walter/Rob Battersby

Alien Sex Capsule, by British artist John Walter, opens at Artlink on Princes Avenue on Friday 18 August and is described as a "multi-media, multi-sensory and immersive show".

It involves paintings, sculpture and video and considers the complex subject of sexual health today.

Swirls of bright colours with honey comb images in the background.
John Walter/Rob Battersby

It's a cut-down version of Walter's 2015 exhibition Alien Sex Club which was shown in London and Liverpool.

Martin Green, Director of Hull 2017, says: "The interactive exhibition uses colour and humour to tackle the hugely important, but sometimes uncomfortable subject of sexual health and open the topic up to discussion among a wide audience."

Village's smashed-up phone box restored to former glory

This is what the phone box in the East Yorkshire village of Atwick looked like after a car hit it in May:

The damaged village phone box.
Graham Stuart

But after a campaign by people living in the village to save it, BT has restored the traditional red phone box to its former glory:

The new red phone box in the village square.
Graham Stuart

BT, who say they usually no longer replace phone boxes due to their lack of use, have made an exception due to the passion shown by local residents.

Local Conservative MP Graham Stuart has praised the telecoms firm for going against its usual policy.

He says: "They see how important the red phone box is to this beautiful village, have shown admirable flexibility in their policy, and it is a really human response from a large company."

And Mike Crowther, chairman of Atwick Parish Council, says: "The phone box was an important part of the village both visually and, equally significantly, as a vital resource."

Non-emergency patients asked to stay away from 'stretched' A&Es

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

Two hospitals in northern Lincolnshire are asking people to stay away this weekend unless it's an emergency.

Grimsby Hospital

Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby and Scunthorpe General Hospital are expecting their A&E department to be "stretched" over the weekend.

They say extra visitors to the east coast mean more people will be visiting their A&E and minor injuries departments.

Paul Kirton-Watson, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust associate chief nurse (medicine), says the trust has redeployed staff "to maintain safe and effective care" but resources are still expected to be stretched.

"We would urge people to choose wisely, either with self-care or by speaking to their pharmacist about minor illnesses and injuries, rather than attending one of our hospitals," Mr Kirton-Watson adds.

Men charged after drugs found at Hull port

Victoria Holland

BBC Look North

Six men have been charged after £60m of drugs were found at Hull docks.

Hull Dock

The heroin and cocaine were discovered in a lorry stopped there in May.

The six men, all from the north of England, appeared before magistrates in Salford yesterday.

The men are due to appear at Manchester Crown Court on 31 August.

'Egg-cellent' discovery

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

Shark-spotters have made a rare discovery on the East Yorkshire coast.

The egg case from a Small-eyed Ray, which is closely related to sharks, was found at Flamborough's South Landing as part of The Deep's latest 'egg-case hunt' for the Sharks Trust.

A little girl holding a Small-eyed Ray egg case.
The Deep

It's only the third ever to be recorded in this area.

The species is classed as threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is more commonly found on the south coast.

The discovery is described as a rare and important find by The Deep.

Small-eyed Ray
Blue Reef Aquarium

Warning over future of Hull's Beverley Gate remains

There's concern that the remains of Hull's Old Town wall could be seriously damaged by children.

Children playing on the historic Beverley gate ruins.

Campaigners who helped to get the site preserved in recent years say many youngsters have been using the Beverley Gate site as a climbing frame.

Local historian Mike Covell fears the listed site may not last long if it continues.

Hull City Council has asked people to respect the monument and not climb on it.

It says an existing "keep off" sign is to be repainted and a refurbished blue plaque and new information board will soon be put in place.

Fears new houses will cause traffic chaos in west Hull

David Harrison

BBC Radio Humberside

People living in an area of west Hull say they're worried the roads will become gridlocked if a new housing development goes ahead.

Almost 200 new homes and a medical centre are planned for Calvert Lane.

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The plans are expected to go before Hull City Council's planning committee next month.

Applicants Trinity House Charity and Citycare say "We acknowledge the concerns regarding traffic and continue to work with the local authority to determine the most appropriate traffic mitigation measures to the local highway".

Weather: A largely bright day ahead

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A bright and breezy day with the chance of the odd shower.

Here's my full forecast:

Join us for today's live coverage

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

Morning, Gill here with all the day's news, sport, travel and weather across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

It looks like it should be a good day ahead in terms of the weather.

Here's a picture one of our Weather Watchers sent us of the sunrise at Hornsea:

Sun rise over the sea at Hornsea
Muttley/Weather Watchers

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

Wayne Madsen and Billy Godleman

Derbyshire move to the top of the T20 Blast North Group as they claim a five-wicket win against Yorkshire at Headingley.

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Five things we've learned today

Gill Sennett

BBC Local Live

That's all from me for today. I'll be back tomorrow morning from 08:00 but all your breaking news across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire will continue to be updated here overnight.

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

  • Power station workers set to strike in pay row
  • Takeover talks for Grimsby fish processing business
  • Thousands of re-tweets for the club who say they only usually get about four (pictured)
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Coming up on tonight's Look North

BBC Look North

East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Here's Peter Levy with a look at tonight's programme:

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Weather: a dry but breezy night ahead

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Most showers will die away overnight to leave clear spells although it will stay breezy and tempretures will drop to 15C (59F)

Tomorrow will be a dry and bright day with sunny spells. The odd isolated shower is possible.

It won't be as windy as today but temperatures will be a little lower. Highs tomorrow of 19C (66F).

Weather graphic

Thousands of re-tweets - the club say they only usually get about four

James Hoggarth

BBC Radio Humberside

An East Yorkshire non league football team have gone viral.

North Ferriby United jokingly tweeted about signing Barcelona forward Neymar.

Their tweet's now been liked and re-tweeted thousands of times.

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Bridlington Mayor blames recent burglaries on 'a lack of police'

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

There are not enough police officers on the beat in Bridlington.

That's according to the town's mayor, Cyril Marsburg, who was commenting on the recent spate of 10 house burglaries in the space of 48-hours.

Generic man climbing through a window

Humberside Police say they've responded by putting on extra patrols, but Mr Marsburg says they are closing the stable door after the horse has bolted.

Community 'living in fear' because of gang crime in Grimsby

Phillip Norton

BBC News

People who live in part of Grimsby say they are living in fear because of gangs of youths who are terrorising the area.

In the past few days the East Marsh area has seen a suspected arson attack, a rooftop siege and a car abandoned after hitting a house.

A fire outside a house in Grimsby

I've been talking to people who live in the area on the phone. They say they are too scared of reprisals to be seen talking to the BBC.

Humberside Police say the recent incidents are not linked.

Police and Crime Commissioner Keith Hunter says tackling anti-social behaviour is a key issue for him and he wants to see an increased visible police presence in the area.

He plans to do that by recruiting 200 new police officers a year.

Puppy from Barton to appear in TV show

Louise Jackson

BBC Radio Humberside

A North Lincolnshire couple and their dog will appear in a new BBC documentary.

Rescue puppy Pippa will feature alongside other four legged friends in the BBC Two series all about the first 6-9 months of puppies' lives.

Pippa in a field
Pete Storey

Her owner is Pete Storey from Barton-upon-Humber who says a house isn't a home without a dog and got Pippa from Jerry Green's Dog Rescue Centre.

And you can see "10 Puppies and Us" on Thursday evenings at 20:00 BST on BBC Two.

Sport: Scunthorpe United team news

BBC Humberside Sport

Scunthorpe United manager Graham Alexander plans to talk to striker Tom Hopper about a proposed move to Mansfield Town.

The Iron have accepted a bid for Hopper but the player hadn't made his decision known to the club.

Graham Alexander being interviewed by BBC Radio Humberside's Mike White.

Graham Alexander has also told us he's not expecting to have any new faces in before Saturday's season-opener with AFC Wimbledon but they'd be unlikely to feature if they do.

Luke Williams and youngster Lewis Butroid are the only two players unavailable for selection for that game as they recover from injuries.

Power station contract firm in talks with union

A contract firm working at Eggborough power station, near Selby, says it is in talks with a union after scaffolders decided to take industrial action in a pay dispute.


The Unite union claims that the contractor, Cape Industrial Services, is not paying its workers the agreed national hourly pay rate.

The first of two 48-hour strikes is due to take place on 17 August.

Now Cape Industrial Services says it is in talks with the Unite union and is committed to finding a solution.

We would prefer to avoid industrial action as we continue to provide a safe service for our customers. It would be inappropriate to further comment while the discussions are underway.”

Cape Industrial ServicesContractor

Violins stolen during spate of thefts

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

Thieves who targeted homes in Bridlington stole violins from one property.

Humberside Police are providing extra patrols in parts of Bridlington after 10 house burglaries took place in less than 48-hours.

Five of the break-ins were within 500 metres of each other.

Village gets to keep its traditional red phone box

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

A phone box in an East Yorkshire village, which was destroyed after a car ran into it, is to be replaced after a campaign to save it.

Atwick village green

Residents in Atwick say the traditional red phone box is in keeping with the look of the village and essential for residents who struggle with poor phone signals.

BT, who say they usually no longer replace phone boxes due to their lack of use have made an exception due to the passion shown by local people and have now agreed to restore it.

It's almost time for the Humber Street Sesh

James Hoggarth

BBC Radio Humberside

Preparations are building up for Hull's Humber Street Sesh.

More than 200 bands and performers will play this Saturday and organisers say it's now the country's biggest festival for unsigned performers.

Around 30,000 people are expected to attend the event that is now in its sixth year.

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East Yorkshire Motor Services buses running in the Humber Street area have been diverted until Sunday. You can get more information on the buses here.