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  1. Weather: Wintry showers

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Weather graphic

    Most of the wintry showers or rain will clear overnight.

    It will turn cold with a widespread frost developing, although there will be more cloud later on.

    Lows tonight of 0 Deg C (32 Deg F).

    Patches of ice are likely tomorrow morning and we'll be off to a fairly cloudy start to the day with outbreaks of rain and mainly hill snow for a time.

    This will clear later and turn bright and breezy with a few wintry showers.

    Feeling less cold as we head through the day, with highs of 9 Deg C (48 Deg F)

  2. Officials aim to get Hull woman moved from Egyptian prison

    Caroline Brockelbank

    BBC Local Live

    The government says it is doing all it can for a Hull woman jailed in Egypt.

    Laura Plummer has been sentenced to three years for bringing illegal painkillers into the country.

    Laura Plummer.

    Her family say she's now being held in one of Egypt's worst prisons.

    Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt has told the BBC British consular officials are working hard on Laura's behalf.

  3. Boston's Quadrant plans update

    Harry Parkhill

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Boston could be getting a new KFC and Costa Coffee as part of the Quadrant project which already includes plans for a new football ground and homes.

    A computer image of the new football ground.

    Plans have been submitted to build the fast food chain and coffee shop on the approach to the Pilgrims' new ground at Wyberton.

    They'd be built either side of the road which will lead from the new A16 roundabout to the football ground.

    Both would include a sit-in restaurant and a drive-through.

    Boston United officials have previously said they hope construction work will start on the ground in the new year.

  4. Sport: Hull City team news

    BBC Humberside Sport

    Hull City striker Will Keane is still over a month away from a return to competitive action after resuming training this week.

    The former Manchester United player has been out for more than 13 months following a knee ligament injury in November last year.

    Head Coach Nigel Adkins says they'll be careful with him after he spent such a long time on the sidelines.

    Quote Message: It's great to see a center forward with the physical prowess that he's got. He's been out a long time... and we'd like to progress him with his training and his game time" from Nigel Adkins Head coach
    Nigel AdkinsHead coach
  5. Sport: Lincoln City team news

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley says the squad are still suffering with a sickness bug in the camp.

    Captain Luke Waterfall missed the Boxing Day win through illness and Cowley says lots of the players are still struggling.

    Quote Message: It's hit us pretty hard... we had a few who felt it the week before last and then we travelled down to Newport. You spend around 10 hours on a coach and it spreads. You try to put everything in place to stop it, but it just happens... but it's definitely something we need to look at."
  6. Paul Broadbent, head of Gangmasters authority dies aged 54

    Corazon Garcia

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    The head of a national body which prevents the exploitation of agricultural workers and laborers including those in Lincolnshire has died at the age of 54.

    Paul Broadbent was the chief executive of the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

    He died at his home on Wednsday 27 December.

    Paul Broadbent

    The former assistant chief constable of Nottinghamshire Police had been working for the GLAA since 2013.

    The GLAA has previously described Spalding and Boston, both in Lincolnshire, as "hotspots" and based its first community enforcement officers there in 2010.

  7. Life after sport: The East Yorkshire Olympian helping pave the way

    Caroline Brockelbank

    BBC Local Live

    East Yorkshire swimmer Lizzie Simmonds is helping elite athletes decide what to do after their sporting careers end.

    Lizzie Simmonds holding a gold medal.

    The double Olympian currently has her sights set on the Commonwealth games in April but Lizzie is now also writing a blog for UK Sport, advising athletes on life after competition.

    The backstroke swimmer says she is helping break the stigma that athletes can only have one focus.

  8. Fancy working on this? Minster to take on apprentice

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Local Live

    Beverley Minster with cows in a misty field

    Beverley Minster is to looking to take on an apprentice in the New Year.

    They would be part of the maintenance team who look after the lead work, glazing and plumbing.

    The current head of maintenance - who's been doing the job for 28 years - will be retiring in around four years' time and there is a need to train someone to take over the role.

    It's thought it will be advertised by the Beverley Minster's Old Fund early next year.

  9. Renewed appeal after Christmas Day assault

    Hope Bolger

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire police are appealing again for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Boston on Christmas Day.

    Nottingham's QMC hospital.

    Officers were called to a fight in the Brothertoft Road area just after 01:30am.

    A 29-year-old was treated at Nottingham's QMC hospital.

    Ten people have been arrested and released under investigation.

  10. Opera North celebrates its year in Hull

    Anne-Marie Tasker

    BBC Look North

    Opera North brings the curtain down on its year in the City of Culture with a performance at Hull City Hall today.

    Violinists playing in an orchestra.

    The company returned to full-scale performances in the city this year and tonight will celebrate with what it's calling a glittering Viennese Whirl.

    It's also promising there will be more to come in 2018 with an expanded programme in the city's schools.

  11. Restoration for Lincolnshire country estate

    Carla George

    BBC Local Live, Lincolnshire

    Millions of pounds will be spent on the restoration of a country estate in Lincolnshire.

    Belton House

    The National Trust is beginning a £2.6m project to renovate the stables at Belton House near Grantham.

    They say it will bring the 17th century building back to life.

    It's thought it will take around a year to complete the work.

  12. Thousands visit RSPB Bempton

    Chris Arundel

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A puffin flying with a fish in its beak.

    More than 100,000 people have been to the visitor centre at RSPB Bempton Cliffs this year.

    The charity says it also has good news about the seabirds themselves.

    The number of Guillemots, Gannets and Razorbills has increased since the last survey there, while Kittiwake and Puffin numbers remained stable bucking a national decline.

  13. City of Culture boosts job opportunities in Hull

    Caroline Brockelbank

    BBC Local Live

    New figures show the number of young people out of work and claiming benefits in Hull has dropped by nearly 70%.

    We are Hull projected onto a building in front of a crowd of people.

    Jobcentre Plus say projects designed to get those who've had a difficult start in life into employment are working.

    They also say being the UK City of Culture has meant more opportunities in the creative industry sector.

  14. Red Arrows plan nationwide tour

    Corazon Garcia

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Red Arrows flying in formation.

    The Red Arrows say they're hoping to get to as many parts of the country as possible for the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force in 2018.

    Plans of how the Reds will be part of the anniversary are still being finalised.

    It's likely there'll be a bigger focus on UK events for the Reds who are based at RAF Scampton.

  15. Travel: Cleethorpes to Barton update

    BBC News Travel

    A replacement bus service is running between Barton Upon Humber and Cleethorpes until around 12:45 today.

    Northern Rail say it is because of a fault on the line.

  16. Plea from Hull's A&E 'only real emergency cases'

    David Harrison

    BBC Radio Humberside

    You are being asked to stay away from Hull Royal Infirmary's A&E department unless it is a genuine emergency.

    Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust say they are expecting more people to come to A&E because of the bad weather.

    Two posters asking people not to come to A and E.
    Quote Message: “We really need to focus on genuine emergencies and people most in need of our help today. We are asking people to help us... by using alternatives instead of coming to A&E with illnesses and injuries which can be better treated elsewhere" from Jonathan Wood Director of Operations Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
    Jonathan WoodDirector of Operations Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

    You can visit a pharmacist or call the NHS 111 number for advice.

    There are also GP walk-in services or the urgent care centres which mean you could be seen more quickly than if you go to A&E.

  17. Grimsby 'one of the worst areas for domestic violence'

    Lara King

    North East Lincolnshire reporter

    One of the highest rates of domestic abuse in the country is in North East Lincolnshire.

    A clenched fist and a woman sitting nearby.

    Now Women's Aid in Grimsby is trying to change attitudes to domestic abuse.

    They will be holding awareness events in the East Marsh and Nunsthorpe areas of Grimsby at the end of January.

  18. Named and shamed for drink-driving

    Corazon Garcia

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Lincolnshire Police has named 32 people for drink-driving over the Christmas period.

    A police officer with a breathalyser.

    It's part of their Think Don't Drink campaign which will run until the New Year.

    Over the last year more than 1,000 people have been arrested for drink-driving by the force.

    Nearly 70% of those where charged.

    Quote Message: Drink drivers... stand to lose so much when they make that decision to get behind the wheel – their livelihood, life, other people's lives and possibly their liberty if they are sent to prison". from John Siddle Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership
    John SiddleLincolnshire Road Safety Partnership
  19. Two men charged with robbing pensioner on Christmas Day

    Natalie Glanvill

    Reporter BBC Radio Humberside

    Two men who robbed an 89-year-old man on Christmas Day in Hull have been charged with theft.

    The pair, a 29-year-old and 31-year-old will appear before magistrates this morning.

    The pensioner had his money snatched after using a cash point on Greenwood Avenue, in the north of the city.

  20. Watch: Weather forecast

    Owain Wyn Evans

    BBC Look East weather

    Want to know if it might snow where you are?

    Watch the day's weather forecast with me, Owain Wyn Evans:

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    Video caption: Owain Wyn Evans has the day's weather forecast.