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Louise Wheeler

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  1. Good evening: Our five top stories

    That's all from us for today and, indeed, for this week.

    We'll be back on Monday morning with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

    Meanwhile, here are five of our top stories today:

  2. Watch: This weekend's weather forecast

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    It's been cold this afternoon, it's going to be a pretty cold this evening, and things are looking no better for the weekend...

    Here's my full forecast:

    Video content

    Video caption: A cold and snowy weekend ahead
  3. Scheme to tackle obesity in North Lincolnshire

    A new commitment is expected to be made in North Lincolnshire later to try and tackle obesity.

    Obesity

    North Lincolnshire Council's Health and Wellbeing Board will sign a pledge to try and encourage healthier and affordable food in the area.

    The scheme will include workplaces encouraging healthy eating for their staff, as well as promoting the value of local produce.

  4. Want to play football for Yorkshire? Here's your chance...

    Trials are being held this weekend for aspiring footballers who want to represent Yorkshire at an international level.

    Football

    They're being held in Hemsworth, West Yorkshire, but you can only join if you're any good - and, of course, if you were born in Yorkshire.

    The chairman of the Yorkshire International Football Association, Phil Hegarty, says Yorkshire grit will be one of the basic requirements.

  5. Watch: Blood scandal victims 'won't see inquiry result'

    Sarah Sanderson

    Political Reporter, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    A Hull man says he fears many people infected by the contaminated blood scandal won't live to see the outcome of a UK-wide inquiry.

    Glenn Wilkinson was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1983 after a routine operation to remove two teeth at Hull Royal Infirmary.

    He's one of nearly 33,000 people who were infected with HIV or Hepatitis C after they were given contaminated blood by the NHS:

    Video content

    Video caption: Fears victims won't see the outcome of an inquiry
  6. Cash machine set alight on petrol station forecourt

    A cash machine on a petrol station forecourt in Immingham has been set alight during a failed attempt to steal from it, police have revealed.

    Garage

    The incident, involving three men, happened at about 03:30 on Thursday morning at the Blue Stone service station on Stallingborough Road.

    The men had pulled off part of the ATM's casing before setting fire to it, but were then disturbed by a passing security patrol, according to police.

    They made off in a silver coloured people carrier-type vehicle.

    All three are described as in their late teens, and were all wearing grey hooded tops and black tracksuit bottoms.

    Supt Ed Cook says: "This is not related to any recent incidents involving thefts of cash machines. It was a stand-alone ATM which three individuals tried to damage then steal from.

    "The fact that a fire was set on a petrol forecourt causes me concern and we want to find these people as soon as possible," he adds.

  7. Watch: Row over Lincolnshire flood defences

    Paul Murphy

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    A row's broken out in North East Lincolnshire over changes to flood defences.

    Residents in North Somercotes say a plan to demolish an old sea defence will mean the loss of a popular footpath and make them more vulnerable to a tidal surge.

    But the Environment Agency says its work will actually improve defences as well as creating valuable wildlife habitat:

    Video content

    Video caption: Demolishing old sea defenses
  8. Man seriously hurt after getting trapped under car

    A man's been seriously injured after being hit by two cars in Hull this lunchtime.

    Beverley Road

    According to police, the man ran into Beverley Road, near Grafton Street, at about 12:15 and was then hit by the vehicles.

    He became trapped under one and had to be freed by the emergency services.

    He's been taken to hospital and is currently being treated for serious injuries to his legs.

    The road remains closed, according to police.

  9. In pictures: Friday's wintry weather

    BBC Weather Watchers

    It's a cold one today across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

    Despite that, our BBC Weather Watchers have been out as always capturing the best and most beautiful scenes on camera.

    Here are a couple of fantastic shots from our part of the world.

    Thanks to magspics for her picture of the waves at Hornsea and to Rob Hinch for his pic of the blue skies over Bottesford.

    Hornsea
    Bottesford
  10. Police appeal over missing Hull man

    Police are appealing for a Hull man who's been missing for over a week to get in touch.

    Richard Best

    Richard Best, 39, was last seen on Hessle Road on Wednesday 29 November.

    He's described as 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build, with grey/black short hair and he also wears glasses.

    He was wearing a navy/black jacket and dark jeans.

    Anyone with information about Mr Best's whereabouts is being asked to contact police.

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1079 East Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1079 East Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between Sculcoates Lane and A1165 Clough Road.

    A1079 East Yorkshire - A1079 Beverley Road in Hull closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Sculcoates Lane junction and Haworth Arms traffic lights, because of a serious accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  12. 'Schools minister should be Grimsby-based' - Lord Adonis

    A former education minister has urged Theresa May to appoint a "minister for good schools" to be based in Grimsby or Blackpool, with responsibility and funding for improving standards in poorly performing areas.

    Expelled

    Lord Adonis has also said that schools should be forbidden from expelling children unless they break the law to stop lives "going completely off the rails".

    The peer told his colleagues during the annual Lords debate led by the Archbishop of Canterbury: "Deep poverty, pervasive drugs, obesity, anti-depressants and mental illness in a large isolated town exhibiting alarming signs of disintegration - including the largest encampment in Britain of children expelled from school.

    "It's euphemistically called a pupil referral unit. Even more euphemistically it's run by an organisation called Educational Diversity, but it's basically a dumping ground for 330 children that schools want nothing to do with," he said.

    "For Blackpool today, read also Hull, Grimsby, large parts of the North and the Midlands, and large towns in the South," Lord Adonis added.

  13. Weather warning for Yorkshire and Humber

    A yellow "be aware" weather warning's been issued by the Met Office for Yorkshire and the Humber region this weekend.

    Met Office map

    Sunday is expected to see snow and ice, however the Met Office adds that "there is currently a good deal of uncertainty over the precise track of the areas of rain and snow".

  14. Companies named and shamed for underpaying staff

    Five businesses in our area have been named and shamed by the government for not paying the minimum wage.

    Minimum wage rates

    They're among more than 250 firms fined nationally and made to reimburse 16,000 workers who've been short-changed.

    In total, 52 workers were underpaid by almost £26,000 in our area.

    Willerby Manor in Hull, Drifield-based fair trade clothing company Black Yak, the owners of The Alexandra in Hornsea, Hull-based Beercocks Estate Agents and Hanson and Wright garage in Crowle have all now been fined.

  15. Coventry to take over City of Culture title from Hull

    Hull 2017: UK City of Culture

    Coventry's celebrating after it was announced yesterday that it will take over the City of Culture title from Hull in 2021.

    Coventry win

    The city beat four other places which were shortlisted.

    However, there are still a few weeks left for Hull - with the latest City of Culture art installation on display this weekend.

    The display, called Floe, will be projected onto The Deep and is the final part of the LOOK UP series.

    Installation plans
  16. Fears victims of blood scandal won't see inquiry outcome

    Many people caught up in the contaminated blood scandal might not live to see the outcome of a UK-wide public inquiry, one of those affected has said.

    Blood

    Glenn Wilkinson was diagnosed with hepatitis C in 1983 after a routine operation to remove two teeth at Hull Royal Infirmary.

    He's one of nearly 33,000 people who were infected with HIV or Hepatitis C after they were given contaminated blood by the NHS.

    The government says it wants to see the inquiry begin as soon as possible.

    Quote Message: The point is that there will be another raft of people that are no longer with us. And will not be able to see the conclusion of any UK-wide inquiry." from Glenn Wilkinson
    Glenn Wilkinson
  17. Traffic and travel: Hull train delays

    Hull Trains says it expects disruption on its services to continue today.

    It's after one of its trains suffered a catastrophic engine failure" yesterday.

    People were stuck for more than five hours.

    A Hull Train
  18. Rat droppings found on East Coast train

    Rail unions are demanding an investigation after reports that rat droppings were found on a train on the East Coast Mainline.

    An East Coast Train at York station

    The RMT union has warned passengers and staff of a "major hygiene issue" after droppings were found in a kitchen area.

    Virgin Trains East Coast says it was an isolated incident caused by a supplier and the area was cleaned.