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By Gill Sennett

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A63 East Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A63 East Yorkshire westbound severe accident, at A1166 Brighton Street.

    A63 East Yorkshire - A63 Clive Sullivan Way in East Riding of Yorkshire blocked and stationary traffic westbound at St Andrews Quay, because of an accident.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M180 Lincolnshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M180 Lincolnshire westbound severe accident, from J3 for M181 to J1 for A18 Tudworth Road.

    M180 Lincolnshire - One lane closed on M180 westbound from J3, M181 (Scunthorpe) to J1 A18 Tudworth Road, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Caravan sales - 'Disgusted they can charge so much'

    Static caravan owners on the East Coast say they are being ripped off by holiday park managers who charge them thousands of pounds in commission when they sell their properties.

    Static caravans on a site.

    Anyone who sells a static caravan is required by law to pay a fee, to the site owner, which can be as much as 15% of the sale value.

    Karyl Collins wants to sell the caravan she bought in East Yorkshire three years ago and feels she's being ripped off:

    Quote Message: I'm absolutely disgusted that they can charge so much commission, I understand commission and I accept the commission, but the high 15% is just ludicrous."

    The National Caravan Council says the rate of commission on the resale of a holiday home is agreed by the parties when the agreement is signed, and this term is clear and prominent in the documentation.

  4. Police search for white van

    Police in Scunthorpe are looking for a white van, after a man in the back grabbed a school girl's bag.

    Officers say they don't know if the three men in the van were trying to steal the girl's bag or if there was another motive.

    Merlin Road

    The incident happened in Merlin Road close to Bridges Road at around 08:00 this morning when the van passed the girls a couple of times then stopped.

    The girls ran off to school, where the van was later spotted.

    The van is described as a dirty white Ford Transit style van with a red triangle and black flames with the word 'warning' on the back right hand door.

    Police are appealing for information.

    Quote Message: "We've spoken to the girls involved, who are shaken but unhurt... As yet, we don't know whether this was an attempt to steal the girls' bags or if there was another motive and we are continuing to work to establish what happened." from Rhodri Troake Detective Inspector
    Rhodri TroakeDetective Inspector
  5. Weather: a good outlook for the weekend

    Still a risk of a thunderstorm this evening, mainly in the west, then a dry night with clear spells and a little mist. Lows tonight of 13°C ( 55°F).

    Weather graphic

    Tomorrow will be a warm and fine day with long sunny spells and dry for most of us. Highs tomorrow of 27C (81F).

    Sunday should be a similar day.

  6. Poundworld in Grimsby to close

    The Poundworld store in Grimsby is one of 80 which administrators have been announced will close.

    Poundworld in Grimsby

    It follows the collapse of the chain last month.

    Ten staff at the Grimsby store will lose their jobs.

    A search is continuing to find a buyer for the chain which has other stores in Hull, Goole and Scunthorpe.

  7. Little Mix Concert - make sure you get the right stadium!

    Hull's KCOM stadium say they are getting lots of calls about tonight's Little Mix concert which is actually on at the KCOM Craven Park stadium in East Hull.

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    People are being advised to get a bus to the venue from Hull interchange as no parking is available at the site.

    Little Mix

    If you end up at the wrong stadium could could be watching Hull FC take on St Helens instead of Little Mix!

    Map of City.
  8. Appeal to find the family of Trevor Pickard

    Police are trying to trace the family of 64-year-old Trevor Pickard.

    Mr Pickard was sadly found dead at his home in Hornsea on 28 June 2018.

    Despite efforts to find his family, officers say so far, they have been unsuccessful.

    The death isn't being treated as suspicious and anyone with any information is being asked to call the police on the 101 number.

  9. Have you seen Linton Doherty?

    Police are trying to find a 15 year-old from Cleethorpes who hasn't been seen since last Friday.

    Linton Doherty

    Linton Doherty was last seen when he went camping with friends.

    Police say they've received reports he's been seen around town, but there's concern for his safety.

    He was wearing a black Nike tracksuit and riding a black and red mountain bike.

    If you know where Linton is you're being asked to call the police on the 101 number.

  10. Sport: Hull City latest

    BBC Sport

    Hull City take on Braga tonight at the Estadio da Nora in their second pre-season friendly.

    Jordy de Wijs

    New signing Jordy de Wijs looks set to make his first City appearance.

    The defender is Hull City's fourth signing of the summer transfer window.

    De Wijs has agreed a three-year contract with the Tigers, with the club having the option of a further year.

  11. Union criticise ruling against minimum wage for East Yorkshire care worker

    The union Unison say a judgement not to give carers the minimum wage for a "sleep-in" shift is a huge mistake.

    A man in bed with an alarm clock.

    These are shifts which provide overnight care at a persons house between 22:00 and 07:00 and are typically paid an allowance of £29.50.

    It's after a previous Employment Tribunal found in favour of East Yorkshire care worker Claire Tomlinson-Blake, saying she used a "listening ear" and was working while she was asleep.

    A care worker helping to dress an elderly woman.

    But today the Court of Appeal ruled in favour of Mencap to overturn the previous ruling which could have meant care providers having to pay around £400m in back pay.

    Trade union Unison says the decision not to count sleep-in shifts as working time is wrong and that most care workers on these shifts aren't sleeping.

  12. Sport: Grimsby Town - injury fears for Whitehouse

    Grimsby Town midfielder Elliott Whitehouse is understood to have suffered a serious knee injury in pre-season training.

    Elliott Whitehouse scored the winner as Lincoln beat Shrewsbury Town 1-0 in the Checkatrade Trophy at Wembley in April.

    Initial scans have revealed an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury, and the club is understood to be seeking a second medical opinion, amid fears that Whitehouse could be sidelined for the whole of the upcoming season.

    The news would be a blow to boss Michael Jolley, who signed the 24-year-old from league two rivals Lincoln City on a two-year deal last month.

  13. 'Guess Who's' at their graduation? Only the Dr!

    Graduates from the University of Hull have been celebrating getting their degrees this week, but what a way to celebrate... Getting your picture taken with Doctor Who:

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  14. Hull 2017 up for lottery award

    Hull's year as UK City of Culture has been shortlisted for a National Lottery Award.

    The words 'We Are Hull' projected onto a building.

    The programme produced more than 2,800 event and attracted an audience of 5.3m people.

    An online vote is now open, with The Piece Hall, Opera North and Richmond Castle all finalists in various categories.

  15. Rider was 'top lad' - tributes after motorcyclist's death

    Tributes continue to be paid to an East Yorkshire biker who died in a crash on the Isle of Man.

    James Cowton on his bike.

    James Cowton, from Driffield, (pictured above) was racing in the Southern 100 when the accident happened.

    Lincolnshire biker Ivan Lintin (pictured below) was also critically injured in the four-rider collision.

    Ivan Lintin

    Paul Woodford who's the circuit manager at Cadwell Park near Louth says the racing community is in shock following yesterday's incident.

    Tributes have also been paid on social media:

    Quote Message: Dunno what to say really, James was a top lad that I’ve both spannered for and rubbed elbows with on track. Always a friendly face whenever we were racing together. Another massive talent, friend, rival and all around great lad taken too soon 😓" from Richard Molnar
    Richard Molnar
    Quote Message: RIP James Cowton another tragic accident, road racing has had some big blows this year , so many talented riders and big names gone far too early . Makes the sport hard to love 💔" from Michael Gahan
    Michael Gahan
    Quote Message: Truly awful, another one gone. Terrible year for road racing... RIP Hope the other riders involved pull through, especially Ivan Lintin who is in a critical condition." from Steve Williamson
    Steve Williamson
    Quote Message: Terrible day for racing today at the Southern 100, condolences to family, freinds and team, Rip James far too young and talented, hope all the others involved recover soon." from Ian D Ingram
    Ian D Ingram
    Quote Message: Rest easy James Cowton road racing won't be the same without you. We have lost 2 fantastic racers in just 1 week, can't believe it just taken too soon." from Samuel Mc Farland
    Samuel Mc Farland
  16. Hull's very own Madonna

    A woman from Hull has been crowned as the UK's No. 1 Madonna tribute act for the second time.

    Jodie with her wardrobe of Madonna clothes and a picture of her as Madonna.

    Jodie Jackson received the award at the National Music Tribute Awards in Leicester this week, by the Entertainment Agents Association.

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    Jodie also stars as Madonna in the Material Girl theatre show, which comes to Scunthorpe this Autumn.