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Summary

  1. Wetwang vicar jailed for sex abuse has sentence reduced
  2. Woman seriously injured after being hit by car outside school
  3. Plans to ban new takeaways within 400 metres of schools
  4. Health boss steps down after CCG rated inadequate
  5. Live updates on Friday 20 October 2017

Live Reporting

By Gill Sennett

All times stated are UK

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  1. Five things we've learned today

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Local Live

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

    Before I go, here's five things we didn't know this morning:

    Jean Bishop otherwise known as the Bee Lady with David Walliams, both dressed in bee costumes.
  2. Watch: A Song for Hull

    Richard Madden

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A Song for Hull, made up of poems written by primary school children across the city, will be performed for the first time this evening.

    About 240 children from eight schools will be joined by local rapper Nineties Boy, the Garnett family who were on Britain's Got Talent, the NHS choir for Hull and East Yorkshire and the X Factor's G4 star Jonathan Ansell, for the performance at Hull City Hall.

    Here's a clip of the song:

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    Video caption: A Song for Hull, made up of poems by Hull primary school children premiers this evening.
  3. Calling all dames for Children in Need

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    A dame and Pudsey Bear

    On Monday tickets will be available for this year's Children in Need event.

    Our 'Dames in Need' challenge is aiming to get 250 pantomime dames performing at once.

    It'll take place at Hymers College in Hull on Friday 17 November.

    Tickets are free but limited to four per person.

    You can call 01482 32 32 32 from 09:00 on Monday.

  4. Watch: Take a look at the weekend's weather

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Storm Brian is heading our way this weekend so it's looking wet and windy.

    Here's the full forecast for the rest of the day and over the weekend:

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    Video caption: Here's a look at what to expect from the weather over the weekend with Owain Wyn Evans.
  5. Huge convoy reaches its destination

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Local Live

    Humberside Police say the slow moving lorry that was heading between York and the Port of Hull via the A1079 and A1035 today, has reached its destination.

    Lorry carrying large metal container.

    A similar load will also make the journey on Tuesday 24 October 2017.

  6. Cyclist victim of hit-and-run in East Yorkshire

    Richard Madden

    BBC Radio Humberside

    There are calls for drivers to be more considerate towards cyclists on the roads of East Yorkshire after a university lecturer found himself the victim of a hit and run.

    Professor Mark Lorch was struck by a driver in Cottingham on the way home from his job at the University of Hull.

    Cyclist on a bike on the road passing a car.

    The incident was caught on camera, but when Humberside Police caught up with the driver, who didn't stop at the scene, they told him to be more careful in future.

    Professor Lorch says more needs to be done and people should take more care.

    Humberside Police say cycling is getting more popular and luckily the collisions haven't gone up at the same rate as cycling is increasing so it is still pretty safe in our area.

    Quote Message: Motorists need to give them an adequate amount of room... Cyclists are now taught to take a more prone position in the road... and so it's up to the motorist to share the road with them." from PC Simon Carlile Casualty Reduction Officer for Humberside Police
    PC Simon CarlileCasualty Reduction Officer for Humberside Police
  7. Historic Grimsby butcher closes after more than a century

    Lara King

    North East Lincolnshire reporter

    Two butchers stood behind the counter.

    A butcher's shop in Grimsby which recently celebrated its 125th anniversary has closed.

    Insolvency firm Kingsbridge confirmed John Pettit and Sons will stop trading with immediate effect.

    It comes just months after it closed another of its stores in Cleethorpes.

    The company says it's recently lost significant contracts to supply the catering trade, from which it has been unable to recover.

  8. New roundabout for busy East Riding road

    Chris Arundel

    BBC Radio Humberside

    It's one of the East Riding's busiest roads with 30,000 vehicles travelling the route each day.

    Now the council's secured £3m of government funding to build a new roundabout on the A164 between the Humber Bridge and Beverley.

    Map of area.

    There's currently a staggered junction on the A164 near Kirkella, between Great Gutter Lane and Riplingham Road.

    It's hoped the four-way roundabout will reduce congestion and improve road safety.

  9. Demolition proving tricky

    David Harrison

    BBC Radio Humberside

    It could be another two weeks before an unsafe building on Beverley Road is demolished.

    I spoke to a workman who told me the demolition was proving to be tricky.

    The building in the process of being demolished.

    Part of Beverley Road was closed just over a week ago as an unstable building is being demolished.

    Council inspectors found 394-396 Beverley Road to be unsafe and said one lane would be closed for seven days to allow for the demolition.

    That period has now been extended due to the extent of deterioration of the building, and the recent high winds.

    The southbound lane between Ryde Street and May street is closed.

    The northbound lanes are being used for two-way traffic and the bus lane is temporarily suspended.

  10. Watch: Nominate your unsung sporting hero

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    Do you know anyone who makes sport happen?

    You need to nominate them for the BBC Unsung Hero award.

    Here's how to do it:

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    Video caption: Here's how to nominate your Unsung Hero
  11. Flood warning for Bridlington tomorrow

    Chris Arundel

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Map of area.

    There's a flood warning in place for parts of Bridlington tomorrow morning.

    That means flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

    Wave over-topping is expected around Harbour Road and the Floral Pavillion between 05:30 and 06:30 Saturday 21 October 2017.

  12. Hull care centre to be named after the Bee Lady

    David Harrison

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A new £9m care centre in Hull which aims to keep people out of hospital is to be named after 95-year-old Jean Bishop - Hull's Bee Lady:

    Council officials with Jean Bishop holding a sign saying 'The Jean Bishop Integrated Care Centre'.

    Jean's been collecting money for charity dressed as a giant bee for the past 18 years and has raised a total of £119,00 for Age UK since she started collecting.

    She received a Pride of Britain Award back in 2013 and has becoming a local celebrity in the process:

    David Walliams and Jean Bishop dressed in Bee outfits at the Pride of Britain Awards.

    The £9m Integrated Care Center aims to transform care for older people with long term health conditions.

    The idea is to keep them out of hospital by treating them in a specialist center.

    Built on the site of the former David Lister School in East Hull, the center will be open seven days a week.

    It will be known at The Jean Bishop Integrated Care Center when it opens in April 2018.

  13. Sport: Scunthorpe team news

    BBC Humberside Sport

    Scunthorpe United are reportedly set to sign former Reading striker and Welsh international Simon Church.

    Simon Church.

    Nobody from the club has been available for comment so far, but one national journalist is claiming the Iron are signing the 28-year-old who's currently a free agent following his release by Dutch side Roda.

    Church is a former Reading youth who scored 49 goals in 274 career club appearances.

  14. Pressure mounts to save BAE jobs in Brough

    Katy Austin

    BBC Look North

    Union representatives from BAE say they plan to increase pressure on politicians and step up their campaign to save jobs in East Yorkshire.

    Last week, the company announced plans to cut 400 jobs at its Brough site.

    A Hawk Jet on a runway.

    Unite union officials called for the government to commit to ordering Hawk jets for the Red Arrows, saying that would protect jobs and mean the planes would continue to be made in Britain.

    Union representatives have been meeting with management this morning about what happens next at Brough and plan to travel to London to meet senior ministers ahead of Prime Minister's Questions next week.

    BAE says consultations with staff are continuing and they're looking for people to come forward so they can avoid compulsory redundancies.

  15. Sport: Hull City team news

    BBC Humberside Sport

    The career of Hull City's record signing, Ryan Mason, will be decided after another round of scans in January.

    The midfielder still hasn't been cleared to return to training after suffering a fractured skull in January this year.

    Ryan Mason lies on pitch and holds his head following collision during Premier League match at Stamford Bridge.

    Hull City Head Coach Leonid Slutsky says the scans will dictate Mason's future.

    The club is also working on making specialist head gear, to help speed up Mason's recovery.

  16. Cuckooing - gangs target the vulnerable in Hull

    Police in Hull have arrested 24 people suspected of having links to organised crime.

    There have been raids in the Great Thornton Street Estate area.

    A collage of pictures including money. mobile phones and a knuckle duster.

    Officers have been trying to catch criminals wanted for things like violent crime, out of town drug dealing and money laundering.

    They've also been looking at people who might be taking part in 'cuckooing'.

    It's a tactic used by drug gangs. They take over the home of vulnerable people, such as sex workers, drug addicts and those with mental health problems, force them to let someone live with them and take over their home as a base for drug dealing.

    More than £20k worth of drugs such as heroin and cocaine have been seized as part of the operation.

  17. Landlords of empty houses to pay extra council tax

    Lara King

    North East Lincolnshire reporter

    Almost 2,000 houses are standing empty in North East Lincolnshire and now owners of the properties are being warned they'll pay extra council tax if they're left empty for more than two years.

    Boarded up house.

    North East Lincolnshire Council is trying to tackle the issue of empty homes and bring them back into use.

    Almost 700 homes have been empty for more than two years.

  18. Health boss steps down after CCG rated inadequate

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    The chief officer of the body responsible for buying health services for GPs and hospitals in North Lincolnshire, Liane Langdon, has stepped down.

    It comes just three months after NHS England rated the North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group as "Inadequate".

    The CCG was recently placed "under formal directions" by NHS England to bring the health system in North Lincolnshire back into financial balance.

    health place ccg
    Quote Message: One of the most rewarding elements has been strengthening relationships with our member practices and further developing clinical leadership in our area. I am confident the CCG will continue to rise to the challenges facing our system.” from Liane Langdon Former Chief Officer of NHS North Lincolnshire CCG
    Liane LangdonFormer Chief Officer of NHS North Lincolnshire CCG
  19. Takeaway ban proposals near Hull schools

    Stuart Harratt

    BBC Local Live

    New fast food restaurants could be banned from opening within 400m of Hull's secondary schools.

    Cheese burgers piled on top of each other with chips around the side.

    The proposal is to be voted on in a city council meeting next week.

    The authority said it is part of a wider programme to tackle childhood obesity.

    New figures from NHS Digital published this week said that 36.5% of Hull children in their final year of primary school were classed as either being overweight or obese.

    The report also revealed that 28.3% of children aged five and six were either overweight or obese when they first started at school.

    A council spokeswoman said the ban would only apply to new fast food restaurants, existing businesses would not be forced to close.

  20. Wetwang vicar jailed for sexual abuse has sentence reduced

    Chris Arundel

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A retired vicar, who was convicted in March of sexually abusing a boy, has been released by senior judges at the Court of Appeal.

    Bradford Crown Court.

    The Reverend David Ernest Fletcher, of Pulham Lane in Wetwang, was jailed for three years at Bradford Crown Court (pictured),in March.

    The 63-year-old had sexually abused a boy at a smallholding in Queensbury near Bradford in the 1980s.

    Top judges have now agreed the sentence was excessive and have reduced it to one year. That effectively means Mr Fletcher can be released immediately.

    His lawyers argue his convictions are unsafe and should be overturned. The Court of Appeal will look at that case at a later date.