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  1. Cleethorpes newspaper closes due to 'tough trading conditions'
  2. Scunthorpe 'man on rooftop' charged with number of offences
  3. 'Amazing' response to Humberside Police's recruitment call
  4. City of Culture 'sucking people away' from Hull's small music venues
  5. Withernsea Hospital seeks new staff as 'temporary' ward suspension continues
  6. Anger at phone mast put up 'without permission' in Grimsby
  7. Updates on Friday 18 August 2017

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By Hayley Ritchie

All times stated are UK

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Lee Gaskell scores a hat-trick as Challenge Cup finalists Hull FC fall to a heavy home defeat by Huddersfield Giants.

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Five things we've learned today

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

That's all from me for today, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Monday with more news, travel, sport and weather updates.

Before I go, let's have a look at five things we've learned today:

Watch: A blustery evening ahead

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Most place will become dry overnight with clear periods, although a few showers may continue to affect the Pennines.

Staying rather breezy through the night.

Here's the full forecast:

Tips for a special parkrun weekend

It's a special weekend in parks around the country.

Tomorrow, those who take part in their local parkrun might find themselves jogging alongside some of the country's sporting stars.

It's all part of campaign for National Lottery funded athletes to give back and say thank you.

And, if you've never heard of of done a parkrun, it's really easy to get involved. Here's Team GB rowing legend Katherine Grainger to give you the low down in five simple steps....

Katherine Grainger's 5 steps to Parkrun

North Ferriby man takes on epic round-the-world challenge

Victoria Holland

BBC Look North

An East Yorkshire man is preparing to take on an incredible challenge - to sail around the world.

Ewan Masson
Clipper Round The World

Ewan Masson, 60, is due to take part in the Round the World Clipper Yacht Race, which sets off from Liverpool on Sunday.

clipper boats lined up

Mr Masson, from North Ferriby, has sailed all his life and previously completed two legs of the competition back in 2007-08, but this time he plans to finish the full journey around the world.

Cleethorpes newspaper closes due to 'tough trading conditions'

Harry Parkhill

BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

The Cleethorpes Chronicle has unexpectedly announced that it has printed its last edition.

cleethorpes chronicle
Cleethorpes Chronicle

The weekly newspaper, which was launched in 2008, called itself the "only locally owned newspaper" in the area.

In a statement, the owners of the paper say that it's due to "tough trading conditions".

They say a "shrinking advertising market" means they're unable to produce a paper to the level their customers are "accustomed to and deserve":

We take an enormous amount of pride in what we have achieved since March 2008, producing a well-read, highly-respected local newspaper every week during turbulent economic times."

Mark Webb and Nigel LowtherDirectors, Cleethorpes Chronicle

Destination Hull: European visitors on the rise

Leanne Brown

BBC Look North

Tourism organisations are reporting a rise in the number of people visiting our region from mainland Europe.

Welcome to Hull sign

Hull City Council says its work to attract tourists from countries like Belgium, Holland and Germany is paying off.

According to the council, in 2015 - the latest figures available - there was a 16% increase in tourism from the Continent.

East Yorkshire farm installs milk vending machine

Kate Sweeting

Reporter, BBC Look North

For more than a decade, dairy farmers in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire have faced increased pressure to keep prices low, with almost 30% of farms closing in the last 15 years.

Milk vending machine

But some farms, like Cherry View Milk in Cherry Burton, are finding new ways to cut out the supermarkets by selling milk directly to customers at the farm gate - using a vending machine.

Delivered from Italy, the new machine dispenses fresh, cold milk into villagers' own bottles.

It means the farm gets £1 per litre for its product, as opposed to 25p from the supermarket.

Fancy a trip up Hull Minster?

Kofi Smiles

BBC Face of Hull 2017

Ever wanted to get a bird's eye view of Hull?

Now's your chance, with Hull Minster offering free tours to the very top of the landmark building's tower.

As I've been finding out, you can get a 360-degree view of the city - and what a view it is:

Hull vigil for Spain and US attack victims

David Harrison

BBC Radio Humberside

A vigil is due to be held outside Hull's Paragon Station for those killed and injured in the Barcelona, Cambrils and Charlottesville attacks.

Memorial in Barcelona

Fourteen people have now died and more than 100 people were injured in two attacks in Spain yesterday.

Meanwhile, one woman died and dozens were hurt when a driver ploughed into a crowd of counter protesters during a white supremacist rally in Virginia last weekend.

The vigil in Hull is due to start at about 17:00.

Northern rail strikes set for September

Further rail strikes have been set for next month to coincide with schools going back in the row over driver-only-operated trains.

Northern train
Northern Rail

Arriva Rail North, Merseyrail and Southern RMT staff will walk out from Friday 1 September with the last strike on Monday 4 September.

The RMT said no progress had been made over the future of the role of guards, due to safety and job loss fears.

Arriva Rail North said it is prepared to guarantee jobs.

Workers from the company - which operates under the brand Northern - will walk out on Friday 1 September and Monday 4 September.

Revving up for the weekend: Superbike Championship gets into gear

Lincolnshire's Cadwell Park plays host to the British Superbike Championship this weekend - and there'll be plenty of East Yorkshire interest in the event.

James Westmoreland
4SR/For Street Racing

The Cadwell Park track is described as one of the most challenging of the BSB circuit, attracting thousands of fans from across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

And James Westmoreland (pictured), from Hedon, near Hull, is one of the motorcycle racers taking part this weekend.

Organisers hope the event will bring a huge benefit to the local economy.

'Amazing' response to Humberside Police's recruitment call

It seems many people across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire are keen to become police officers.


Humberside Police say they have had an "amazing response" to their latest phase of recruitment which closed on Monday, with 1,551 people applying to work for the force.

The force's new chief constable, Lee Freeman, who started work in June, says he wants to take on 300 new officers over the next 18 months.

If you missed the opportunity to apply this time, don't worry as Humberside Police say they will be recruiting again soon.

Bridlington coach park move gets green light

Plans to relocate a coach park in Bridlington closer to the coast have been approved by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The new coach park site and campaigners

The authority says the planned coach park move to Limekiln Lane will support its overall regeneration plan for Bridlington and will help to attract further investment to the town.

A petition set up by campaigners against the move (pictured) has attracted about 1,000 signatures, with protesters saying they may now take further action against the move.

Anger at phone mast put up 'without permission' in Grimsby

Phillip Norton

BBC News

A mobile phone company has "ridden roughshod over democracy" by installing a phone mast in Grimsby without permission, a councillor claims.

EE Mast

Steve Beasant, Liberal Democrat councillor for East Marsh, is unhappy with EE's decision to put up the temporary mast in the town.

It comes just a few months after the company was told it wasn't allowed to build a mast just a few metres away.

EE has told the BBC its current mast in the area is due to be removed this month, and this new mast is just temporary until the firm can secure a new location.

North East Lincolnshire Council says it is now investigating whether the siting of the mast needs planning permission.

Your headlines this lunchtime

Richard Madden

BBC Radio Humberside News

The top stories form across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire so far today include:

  • Hull man describes "mayhem" after Barcelona attack
  • More than 1,500 people apply to join Humberside Police in the last few days
  • There are fears some music venues may close in Hull after a decline in audiences

Weather: A mixed bag this afternoon

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A day of sunshine and blustery showers. Some of the showers are likely to be heavy with a risk of thunder.

A windy day generally, the winds especially gusty near showers and it will feel cool.

Most places becoming dry overnight, staying breezy and turning chilly.

weather forecast

Hull man describes 'mayhem' after Barcelona attack

A man from Hull who's currently in Barcelona says "mayhem" followed yesterday's terror attack in the city.

Scene in Barcelona after terror attack

Fourteen people have now died and more than 100 were injured in the attack, when a white van was driven into people on Las Ramblas, the famous boulevard in central Barcelona which was packed with tourists.

So-called Islamic State has since said it carried out the attack.

Nick Mouncey, from Hull, was on Las Ramblas when it happened and he's told BBC Radio 5 Live that he "heard a loud bang followed by screaming".

He described the aftermath as "mayhem" as a crowd rushed towards him and he saw bodies on the road. He went into a cafe and hid in a corner with his girlfriend.

Mr Mouncey and his family are now safe.

Hull City turn down £12m Swansea City bid for Sam Clucas

BBC Sport

Swansea City have had a bid of about £12m turned down for Hull City midfielder Sam Clucas.

Sam Clucas
Getty Images

The Swans are looking for a replacement for Gylfi Sigurdsson after the Iceland international moved to Everton in a deal worth up to £45m.

Clucas was also wanted by Swansea's Premier League rivals Burnley, who had a £10m bid for him turned down.

The 26-year-old, who has two years left on his contract with the Tigers, has been with Hull since his 2015 move from Chesterfield and has made 84 league appearances.

Hospital seeks new staff as 'temporary' ward suspension continues

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

The search is on for new staff for Withernsea Hospital, it's been confirmed.

Withernsea Community Hospital

Earlier this week, ward admissions at the community hospital were suspended amid "staffing shortages".

Healthcare providers said the closure at Withernsea Community Hospital, East Yorkshire, was temporary, and current inpatients were unaffected.

The Community Healthcare Partnership says it's now advertising for new staff .

Police crackdown on dumped cars in Selby

Police and council officers are cracking down on drivers who dump their cars in the Selby district.

There's a warning vehicles will be towed away if they're abandoned, and their owners could be fined up to £2,500.

It's happening after a big rise in the numbers of cars being dumped, with Selby District Council saying they're a magnet for crime and anti-social behaviour.

Robert Snodgrass

Frank Keogh

BBC Sport

West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass has been told he can leave the club on a permanent basis or on loan.

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'Man on rooftop' charged with number of offences

A wanted man who spent almost three days evading arrest on a rooftop in Scunthorpe has been charged with a number of offences, Humberside Police have confirmed.

Kyle Ferguson on rooftop

Kyle Ferguson, 23, of Salisbury Close in Scunthorpe, is due to appear before Grimsby Magistrates' Court later to face numerous charges.

Those charges include include criminal damage, affray, burglary, threatening a person with a blade/sharply pointed article in a public place, racially/religiously aggravated intentional harassment and road traffic offences.

Traffic and Travel: Lane blocked M62 Westbound

BBC News Travel

A vehicle tyre change has blocked one lane on the M62 Westbound at J38 A63 (North Cave).

The incident is causing severe disruption in the area - expect delays.

Teenagers who vape more likely to take up smoking

Research carried out in Yorkshire is warning children who try e-cigarettes are more likely to start smoking for real.

Teenager vaping

Experts from the University of Leeds claim they've found a "robust association" between vaping and cigarette smoking, and are now calling for further investigations into their statistics.

They are also warning that vaping may make nicotine consumption seem normal among teenagers.

City of Culture 'sucking people away' from Hull's small music venues

BBC Radio Humberside

There are fears some music venues may have to close in Hull after a decline in attendances.

crowd at a gig

Grassroots promoters say the large City of Culture events are sucking people away from local gigs which provide a platform for up and coming bands.

Darren Bunting is the Manager of O'Rileys on Beverley Road and a local promoter, he fears for the local music scene when the City of Culture leaves.

Hull UK City of Culture 2017 says it's working closely with the local music scene and has reminded event organisers that they can post details of their events on its website.

North Lincolnshire village prepares for moment in the spotlight

Caroline Brockelbank

BBC Local Live

People in a North Lincolnshire village believe the upcoming visit of the Tour of Britain cycle race is a great opportunity to show off the area to future tourists.

Route for stage 3 of Tour of Britain
Tour of Britain Cycling

The third stage of the cycle race starts at Normanby Hall on the 5 September and travels across North Lincolnshire before it finishes in Scunthorpe.

People in Messingham are getting ready for its arrival in just over two weeks time by decorating the streets with green bikes and bunting.

Watch: The weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Sunny spells and blustery showers in store for today.

Some of the showers are likely to be heavy with a risk of thunder.

Here's my full forecast:

Join us for our live coverage on Friday 18 August

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

Good morning! It's Hayley here, and I'll be bringing you the latest news, sport, travel and weather for East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire throughout the day.

I'd love to hear from you, so please get in touch with any stories, photos or comments on Facebook, Twitter or email.

Thank you to our Weather Watcher, Muttley, for sharing this wonderful photograph of the sunrise on the beach in Hornsea this morning.

Sunrise on Hornsea Beach
Weather Waters/Muttley
Adam Lyth

Yorkshire's Adam Lyth says his T20 domestic record innings of 161, set against Northants on Thursday, left him "speechless".

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Watch highlights of Adam Lyth's 161 as he breaks the domestic record in Twenty20 cricket as Yorkshire make 260-4 against Northants to amass the highest domestic T20 score.
Adam Lyth

Adam Lyth scores 161 to break the domestic record in T20 cricket, as Yorkshire amass the highest domestic score of 260-4.

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Five things we've learned today

Hayley Ritchie

BBC Local Live

That's all from me for today, but I'll be back from 08:00 on Friday with more news, travel, sport and weather updates.

Any breaking news will continue to be posted here overnight, but before I go let's have a look at five things we've learned today:

  • The three-day operation to remove a wanted man from a house roof in Scunthorpe this week cost £100,000, according to police

Watch: This evening's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A fine and largely sunny evening is expected for East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, then dry with clear spells for much of the overnight period.

However strong gusty winds, and outbreaks of rain, perhaps heavy at times, will spread east during the early hours of Friday.

Here's my full forecast:

New fund set up for Humber art and culture projects

David Burns

BBC Radio Humberside

Businesses are being urged to do their bit for the arts and culture in the Humber region.

Arts consultants and project directors Elaine Burke and Clare Huby
Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce

It's part of a new community arts scheme set up by the Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber Culture Fund is inviting bids for cash from local individuals and organisations working on art and culture projects.

Chamber President Phil Ascough, Julian Wild, a solicitor at Rollits LLP, and arts consultants and project directors Elaine Burke and Clare Huby (pictured) will assess the applications.

Local MPs speak out against silencing of Big Ben

Tim Iredale

Political editor, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

MPs from East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire have joined the growing number of politicians voicing concerns over the silencing of Big Ben.

Workers on Big Ben

The world famous bell will be dismantled on Monday to allow for repairs, and it will be silenced to protect workers' ears.

Apart from special occasions such as Remembrance Sunday and New Year's Eve, Big Ben's "bongs" won't be heard until 2021.

It's mad. They should just get on with it."

David DavisBrexit Secretary and Haltemprice and Howden MP

MPs kept in the dark over the plan to silence the bongs."

Sir Greg KnightEast Yorkshire Conservative MP

Did you witness this incident in Goole?

Police in East Yorkshire are appealing for witnesses after a cyclist was seriously injured after being knocked from his bike in Goole earlier this month.

It happened at about 22:30 on Tuesday 1 August on Boothferry Road and left the rider with a fractured wrist and a bruised face and hands.

A silver Peugeot was involved in the collision but the driver didn't stop.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is being asked to contact police.

Lord Prescott warned over devolution push

The head of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership says businesses would back devolution for Yorkshire or the North, but the impact in our region needs to be carefully considered.

John Prescott
Getty Images

Former Hull East MP, Lord Prescott, has called for the formation of a "Council of the North" to help secure better government investment and allow more competition with other parts of the UK.

But Lord Haskins, the former boss of Northern Foods, has said it would have an impact on the South Bank of the Humber region and that must be managed.

Children as young as 11 involved in Cleethorpes bus attack

Children as young as 11-years-old were involved in an attack on a bus in Cleethorpes last night, police say.

Windows on the bus were smashed but fortunately no-one was hurt during the attack, which saw children and young people throwing bricks at the vehicle.

A number of arrests have been made as a result of the incident, Humberside Police have confirmed.

It's the latest in a number of anti-social-behaviour incidents in the East Marsh area.