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Live Reporting

Suzy Lawson

All times stated are UK

  1. Five things we've learned today

    Suzy Lawson

    BBC Local Live

    That's it from me for today.

    We'll be back on Wednesday 27 December with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

    Before I go, here are five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning:

    1. Flood defences along the Humber will get a £42m upgrade
    2. Security staff at Grimsby, Scunthorpe and Goole hospitals have started wearing body cams
    3. Humberside Police are preparing for a busy "Mad Friday"
    4. There are new owners for a popular North Lincolnshire venue
    5. Yorkshire Ambulance Service becomes the official charity of the Tour de Yorkshire

    Have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

  2. Ambulance service appeal after high number of calls

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    East Midlands Ambulance Service, which serves northern Lincolnshire, has appealed for people to think twice before calling 999 this afternoon after a responding to a high number of calls.

    Paramedic with ambulance

    EMAS say to "Please think ‘Is there an alternative service I could use?’".

    They recommend contacting your pharmacy, theNHS Choices websiteor calling the non-emergency 101 number before 999 if it's not an emergency.

  3. Hull City: Jarrod Bowen could start at Leeds

    Matt Dean

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Hull City boss Nigel Adkins is hopeful Jarrod Bowen could be back for tomorrow's match at Leeds United.

    The forward came off the bench in Saturday's defeat at Cardiff.

    Midfielders Markus Henriksen and Kevin Stewart are also set to return but striker Fraizer Campbell is still out.

    Jarrod Bowen
  4. Weather: Cloudy, with some drizzle

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It's going to stay cloudy overnight, with fog and drizzle in places.

    Light southwesterly winds, with lows of nine celsius (48F).

    Weather chart
  5. Investment in body cameras after attacks on staff

    Jake Zuckerman

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    There were more than 150 incidents where staff at hospitals in Grimsby, Goole and Scunthorpe were attacked last year, according to the Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Trust.

    That is why it says security staff have been given hi-tech body cameras, to try and deter anti-social behaviour.

    The cameras will be worn by the staff who patrol the hospitals and car parks, and have been bought by the security firm which employs them.

    Grimsby hospital
  6. The headlines this evening

    Richard Madden

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The latest from the newsroom:

  7. Bridlington footbridge closed due to safety concerns

    A railway footbridge in Bridlington is being closed until further notice, following concerns about the safety of the structure.


    East Riding of Yorkshire Council says a routine inspection of the bridge between Georgian Way and Bessingby Industrial Estate earlier this month found significant signs of wear and tear with the structure of the bridge.

    The authority says it will be shut from Monday 8 January until further notice.

    There are plans to build a new bridge in its place.

  8. Beverley nominated for coach holiday award

    Suzy Lawson

    BBC Local Live

    Beverley has been shortlisted in the Coach Friendly Destination category at the British Coach Tourism Awards for the third year running.

    The town will be up against Bournemouth, Burnham-on-Sea, Devon, Guildford, Otley and Wells at the awards ceremony in March.

    Beverley Minster

    Councillor Richard Burton, cabinet portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said:

    Quote Message: The town’s coach offer has been developing over the past two years bring new coach operators and their customers to Beverley, as well as providing a better service for those coach operators and customers already visiting the town."
  9. Appeal to find Grimsby man on bail for assault

    Police say they are trying to trace 22-year-old Benjamin Lawson from Grimsby.

    Mr Lawson was on bail after being arrested on suspicion of assault. He did not meet his bail obligations.

    He was arrested by Nottinghamshire Police in Warsop in July.

    Benjamin Lawson

    It's thought he could be in the Grimsby area, but has links to Warsop, Mansfield, Sheffield and Cleethorpes.

  10. Weather: Cloudy, but mild

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It's a pretty grey and cloudy day for most of us, with the odd spot of rain on higher ground.

    Feeling relatively mild too with light winds.

    Weather chart
  11. Grandma and granddaughter victims of abuse on train

    A grandma and her teenage granddaughter were subject to lewd sexual comments on board a train filled with Grimsby Town football fans at the weekend, according to British Transport Police.

    British Transport Police sign

    Officers say the 60-year-old and 15-year-old were on the train from Lincoln to Nottingham on Saturday, when they were subjected to unwanted touching and had beer cans thrown at them when they didn't respond.

    British Transport Police are appealing for witnesses and say they will do everything to find those responsible.

  12. Bridlington road to reopen for Christmas

    A main road in the centre of Bridlington will reopen over the Christmas period, it's been confirmed.

    Map of Bridlington

    Road works are currently being carried out between Bridge Street and Springfield Avenue as part of multi-million pound plans by East Riding of Yorkshire Council to improve traffic in the town centre.

    The authority says the road will be open in one direction from Christmas Eve until Monday 8 January to improve access over the festive period.

  13. Elderly woman punched in face in Hull attack

    A 70-year-old woman was punched in the face by a man who tried to force his way into her house in Hull yesterday.

    Derby Street, Hull

    Officers say the man tried to force his way in to the woman's home on Derby Street at about 06:00 on Thursday morning.

    When the woman blocked his way, he punched her in the face, leaving her with injuries to her cheeks and nose.

    The woman, who was caring for two young children at the time, was taken to hospital for checks.

    Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact police.

  14. Flood defence investment welcomed by council

    Paul Murphy

    BBC Look North

    Hull City Council has welcomed the announcement of £42m worth of government funding to improve flood defences on the Humber.

    Flooding in Hessle

    The money will be used to inspect and improve defences in and around Hull, which the Environment Agency says will help protect 113,000 properties.

    Rachel Glossop, Flood Risk Manager at Hull City Council said:

    Quote Message: It shows the real commitment to the city, to allow Hull to continue to grow. It means we're one step ahead with the flood defences and doing something about climate change now."
  15. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Richard Madden

    BBC Radio Humberside

    The top stories from our Hull newsroom so far today include:

  16. Holton-le-Clay body identified as missing teenager

    A body found in Lincolnshire this week is that of a teenager who went missing following a night out in Cleethorpes last week, police have confirmed.

    Flowers left in Holton le Clay

    Liam Toner, 19, was reported missing on Friday 15 December and a body was found the following day in Holton-le-Clay.

    A post-mortem examination has been carried out and the police say there are no suspicious circumstances around his death.

    They say they are continuing to work closely with Humberside Police to establish the circumstances that led to Mr Toner's death.

  17. Humberside Police prepare for 'Mad Friday'

    Humberside Police are preparing for what's become known as "Mad Friday" - one of the busiest nights of the year for the emergency services.

    Empty bottles of booze

    Officers will be working alongside street marshalls to help make sure people stay safe as they enjoy a night out before Christmas.

    The Yorkshire Ambulance Service is also encouraging people to drink responsibly.

  18. New Humber flood defences to protect 100,000-plus homes

    Paul Murphy

    BBC Look North

    About 12 miles of flood defences along the north bank of the Humber will be reviewed and improved as part of a £42m investment which has been announced today.

    aerial view of Hull

    The Environment Agency says the funding for the project, which is aimed at improving defences around Hull, has now been approved.

    Quote Message: By raising the existing defence walls and embankments, we are able to plan for the effects of climate change and bring them to the level needed to better protect the city from tidal flooding in future years." from Helen Tattersdale Project manager, Environment Agency
    Helen TattersdaleProject manager, Environment Agency
  19. Hospital staff given body cams in bid to cut assaults

    Jake Zuckerman

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Security staff at hospitals in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole hospitals have been given body cameras in a bid to help reduce assaults on staff.

    Scunthorpe hospital

    The cameras have been bought by ISS UK Healthcare, which employs the staff who patrol the hospitals and car parks.

    Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLaG) says it hopes the devices will deter anti-social behaviour over the Christmas period.

    Matthew Overton, local security management specialist for NLaG, says incidents of verbal or physical abuse against staff "will not be tolerated":

    Quote Message: Our security team is now equipped with the latest bodycam technology in the hope it will act as a deterrent." from Matthew Overton North Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
    Matthew OvertonNorth Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
  20. Woman dies in fatal Grimsby fire

    A woman in her 30s died in a house fire in Grimsby yesterday, police have confirmed.

    The fire started in the living room of a house on Baroness Road at about 15:30 on Thursday.

    Police say they're not treating the blaze as suspicious.