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Summary

  1. Visitors and residents celebrate Freedom Festival in Hull
  2. Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan speaks to young
  3. Road closures during Hull's Freedom Festival
  4. Updates on Friday, 1 September

Live Reporting

By Jonathan Willis

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we've learned today

    Jonathan Willis

    BBC Look North

    We're back on Monday from 08:00 with more news from around the area.

    Before we go here's five things we learned today:

    Have a wonderful weekend. if you're going to Freedom Festival have a great time

    To see what's on this evening and throughout the weekend click here.

    This photo was taken this morning and I am sure there will be loads of amazing images coming out of this weekend's cultural event.

    freedom festival this morning
  2. Biologist's drawings on display at Hull's Deep

    Jonathan Willis

    BBC Look North

    A series of images by German Biologist, Ernst Haeckel will go on show at The Deep from today.

    Ernst Haeckel's drawinf

    This is the first time Haeckel’s work has been showcased in a public gallery in the UK since his death in 1919.

    Hundreds of his images were put together to create 10 volumes.

    Many of the organisms included within these collections were first described and classified by Haeckel himself.

  3. Weather Forecast: Evening showers will fade away

    BBC Weather

    Evening showers will die away after dusk, with clear spells expected overnight . It will become cool towards dawn

    On Saturday it will be a dry and cool start with mist patches clearing. Often dry and sunny. A few light afternoon showers are possible.

    On Sunday it will start off sunny but cloud will increase with some light rain later.

    Weather forecast
  4. Bridlington's hospital services 'not under threat'

    Vicky Johnson

    BBC Look North

    The York Teaching Hospitals Trust says there's no threat to services at Bridlington Hospital because of its financial situation.

    Bridlington hospital

    The trust runs Bridlington Hospital and it revealed earlier this week that it will run out of cash soon and is organising loans to tide it over.

    It says its financial problems are partly due to the rising cost of hiring agency and locum staff.

    It says it's working on a financial recovery plan.

  5. Heavy congestion around Hull City Centre

    Jonathan Willis

    BBC Look North

    There is still heavy congestion on a number of roads around Hull city centre.

    Hull City centre

    There are reports of an overturned lorry on Bank Side causing problems to traffic flow.

    The BBC's Carl Wheatley has told us that it's taken him nearly an hour to get from the BBC offices in Hull to Hull Royal Infirmary, a journey which take 10 minutes on a normal day.

  6. Freedom Festival: Haircuts by children, do you dare to go in?

    Jonathan Willis

    BBC Look North

    As part of the Freedom Festival a shop has been opened up in the city centre, where festival goers can get their haircut..... by children.

    Haircuts for Children

    Hulll 2017 chairman Rosie Millard is one of the lucky customers to take a seat.

    Roise Millard

    This was the end result. Don't worry Rosie it looks like the heads behind you had a difficult experience.

    Rosie Millard
  7. Walton Street car park shut from today

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Local Live

    The gates on Walton Street car park in Hull are to be locked from today - unless there's a market, football match or another event on at the KCOM Stadium.

    Walton Street car park

    Hull City Council say it's to stop unauthorised access and improve security at around the football ground.

    If you leave you car there it will be locked in and you could get a £75 fine.

  8. Bus company 'doing best' to keep services going in Hull

    Jonathan Willis

    BBC Look North

    East Midlands Stage Coach have sent this tweet saying that they're doing the best to keep services running.

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  9. Spoil heap to be removed in Grimsby

    Jonathan Willis

    BBC Look North

    Developers of a site on Humberston Avenue in Grimsby have promised to remove a spoil heap, after complaints from people living locally.

    Spoil heap to be removed

    Initially steps were taken to cover the spoil heap, but it has now been decided to remove it after people living nearby said it ruined the outlook for certain properties.

    Local MP Martin Vickers says he's pleased the developers have listened to the concerns of people.

  10. Travel news: Big traffic queues around Hull city centre

    Jonathan Willis

    BBC Look North

    There are reports of heavy traffic around Hull city centre causing delays to journeys.

    Hull City centre

    The Hull Explorer says its tour bus is experiencing delays of 35 minutes at all stops due to heavy traffic.

    Bus company EYMS says traffic is a nightmare. They are reporting big queues of traffic around the city centre.

    P&O have tweeted that ferry passengers should allow more time because of this weekend's Freedom Festival.

  11. New later bus service for Cherry Burton and Etton residents

    Jonathan Willis

    BBC Look North

    A bus company is to launch a new service to help two villages near Beverley following a request from residents.

    The service is provided by Acklams coaches

    Villagers in Cherry Burton appealed to councils and bus operators to provide a later service back from Beverley on weekdays, as the last bus currently leaves from the town at 15.35 during school term times, and 15.00 during school holidays.

    As a result, Acklams Coaches, which is based in Beverley, has agreed to divert one of its existing buses to provide a later journey to Cherry Burton and Etton from Beverley.

    The new service will begin Monday 4 September and will run from Monday to Friday, departing from Beverley Sow Hill Bus Station at 17:10 during school term times.

  12. Drinking water fountains to open in Hull

    David Harrison

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Three new drinking fountains are opening in Hull City Centre today.

    Drinking water fountains to open

    They've been installed by Yorkshire Water and are designed to take people on a route from King Edward Square to the Marina via Queen's Gardens.

    It's hoped that it will encourage people to drink more water.

  13. Cod Wars weapon presented to Hull Maritime Museum

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC News Online

    An underwater device used by Icelandic fishermen to sabotage British trawlers during the Cod Wars has been presented to Hull Maritime Museum.

    Warp cutter

    Warp cutters were developed by the Icelandic Coastguard to cut the nets of foreign vessels during a bitter conflict with the UK, which started when Iceland imposed a limit on how much fish could be caught in its waters in the 1970s.

    It was presented to the museum as part of a visit by civic leaders from Reykjavik.

    Two men holding a souvenir

    In return, a "souvenir of friendship" was presented to Icelandic retired coastguard Gylfi Giersson, Hull City Council said.

    Quote Message: Reykjavik and Hull are Sister Cities, and for a good reason... Both are great cultural cities, and it is our hope and certainty that the common bond that unites us will continue to be strong" from Líf Magneudottir President of Reykjavik City Council and Deputy Mayor
    Líf MagneudottirPresident of Reykjavik City Council and Deputy Mayor
  14. Les Girafes to parade through Hull this evening

    Jonathan Willis

    BBC Look North

    People in Hull this evening can expect a carnival atmosphere as Compagnie Off present Les Girafes.

    Les Girafes
    Les Girafes
    Les Girafes

    The event begins at 20.00 and starts in King Edward Square.

  15. Help wanted to find owners of sunken boats

    Paul Murphy

    BBC Look North

    People living in East Yorkshire are being asked to help find the owners of 10 sunken boats in the River Hull between Tickton and Beverley Beck.

    Beverley Beck

    East Riding of Yorkshire Council plans to remove the vessels later this month.

    The boats will be re-floated and lifted from the river.

    It's hoped that clearing the river will help improve the flow and reduce the risk of flooding.

  16. Grimsby's ice arena changes hands

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Local Live

    Grimsby's Ice arena is being handed over today, to the people who use it.

    Ice skates

    North East Lincolnshire Council had wanted to close the town's rink because it was too expensive for them to run.

    But the Grimsby Ice Rink Community Group campaigned to keep it open.

    The plans which were approved by the council last month will secure the ice-rink's future in the town.

  17. Your headlines this lunch time

    Richard Madden

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Your headlines across East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire this morning: