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  1. M62 incident 'safely resolved'

    The M62 has reopened after an earlier "incident" which caused queues near the junction for Howden, Humberside Police has confirmed:

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  2. MPs to discuss police pension changes with government

    The government has agreed to meet MPs next week over concerns some Humberside Police officers might lose their jobs if pension changes go ahead.

    Police jacket

    The force says the change comes at a time when it's already struggling financially following several years of funding cuts, and has sparked concernes police officers or PCSOs may lose their jobs.

    Home Secretary Sajid Javid has said he's prepared to discuss the changes, which would increase the amount forces contribute to officers' pensions.

  3. Queues on M62 in East Yorkshire due to 'police incident'

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    There are currently queues on the M62 after a stretch of the motorway through East Yorkshire was shut due to a police incident.

    The motorway has been closed on the westbound approach to junction 37, which is the turn-off for the A63 at Howden.

    Police say it's unclear when the road will reopen and diversions are currently being set up.

  4. Big break for Bridlington

    More than 400 competitors from around the world are taking part in an international pool tournament in Bridlington today.

    Pool tables in Bridlington Spa

    It's the first time the World Pool Championships have been hosted by Bridlington Spa, with players coming from as far away as China, South Africa and Australia.

  5. Hull boxer's £300k boost to help fight youth crime

    A champion boxer from Hull has been given a share of £330,000 of Home Office money to help beat youth crime in East Yorkshire.

    Tommy Coyle

    Tommy Coyle, from Hull, runs a mobile gym and the Boxclever programme, which is designed to engage children and young people in areas of high crime and deprivation.

    The former Commonwealth lightweight champion says he wants to teach local children "right from my wrongs".

    Two people boxing as Tommy Coyle watches

    He said: "I made a hell of a lot of wrong decisions as a young lad and if it wasn't for boxing I would have got into much, much more trouble."

    The Tommy Coyle Foundation is one of four projects in East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire to receive money from the Home Office's Early Intervention Youth Fund".

  6. Yorkshire's weather

    BBC Weather

    A little misty in places at first this morning with a lot of cloud but in general, a fair amount of dry weather. Highs of 5C (41F).

    This afternoon, it may be a touch brighter but still with lots of cloud. Mostly dry.

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  7. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire today, most services appear to be running to time at the moment.

    For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

  8. Arson hotline set up after Hull attacks

    An arson hotline has been set up in Hull after a rise in the number of fires started deliberately.

    A fire with a police van outside

    Humberside Fire and Rescue say there have been more than 1,200 arson attacks since April, 300 more than the whole of the previous year.

    It has set up a text line so people can alert the fire service to problems.

  9. Have your say on Hessle flood defence plans

    Plans for new flood defences in Hessle have gone on display in the town.

    The glass wall in Paull

    The plans include a concrete and glass wall, similar to the one at Paull (pictured) and raising the road near the north tower of the Humber Bridge.

    Thousands of homes and businesses could be protected by the proposed flood defences along Hessle Foreshore which are now on display at Hessle Town Hall,

    They would also help protect the nearby A63, railway line and electrical substations.

    Andy Cooper, principal engineer with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said it was vital to prepare for the risk of flooding.

  10. MP's fresh call for Humber Bridge toll to be scrapped

    A Hull MP is calling for tolls to use the Humber Bridge to be completely scrapped and motorists allowed to travel free.

    The Humber Bridge

    Charges were halved across the Humber earlier this year, with the number of journeys subsequently increasing by more than a third.

    Meanwhile, motorists will be allowed to travel free on the Severn Crossing from next month.

    The Labour MP for Hull North, Diana Johnson, has told the House of Commons it's time to make the Humber crossing free.

    She said: "It's the right time to scrap the Humber Bridge tolls once and for all."

  11. Remains of three Roman babies found in Driffield dig

    The remains of Roman babies have been found during a crowdfunded dig at an archaeological site in East Yorkshire.

    Picture of two people excavating a neonatal burial

    A fundraising appeal was launched to dig at the field in Driffield after metal detecting enthusiasts found silver coins there in 2015.

    An archaeological dig on the site has now unearthed a wealth of Roman finds, including the remains of two houses, one dating from the time of the earliest Roman settlements.

    A man digging

    Pieces of Roman bowls, mosaics and tiles have also been recovered in large quantities, together with the remains of the three infants who had been buried in "neonatal graves".

    These discoveries have been taken away for further analysis and Dig Ventures plans to dig there again in August next year.

  12. MI5 'too slow' over Manchester Arena bomber

    The security service, MI5, has admitted it made mistakes in tracking the bomber who carried out last year's attack on Manchester Arena.

    Salman Abedi

    Five people from Yorkshire were among 22 people killed in the suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert.

    A report by the Intelligence and Security Committee said MI5 recognised it had moved "too slowly" to establish how dangerous Salman Abedi, 22, was.

    The head of the government's Commission into Countering Extremism, Sara Khan, says she's shocked by today's revelations.

    She says: "I hope the government listens very carefully to what the Intelligence and Security Committee say."

    Ms Khan says there should now be an examination of the government's counter extremism strategy.

  13. George, Zippy and Bungle prepare to fly free

    Three griffon vultures, brought up in East Yorkshire as part of an international conservation project, are getting ready to fly free.

    George, Zippy and Bungle

    The vultures; known as George, Zippy and Bungle, were born at the International Centre for Birds of Prey in Gloucester, but raised at the South Cave Falconry Centre as part of a scheme to save the species.

    The birds, which have a 9ft-wide wingspan will be freed in Eastern Europe.

    It's thought their numbers in the wild in Eastern Europe decreased because of an overuse by farmers of a growth hormone fed to cattle.

    When the cattle died and the vultures fed on them the drug caused the birds to have organ failure. The hormone has since been banned.

    The vultures, named after characters in ITV children's series Rainbow which ran from 1972 to 1997, are due to be released early next year.

  14. Tourism could bring in £1bn by 2024

    Plans are being drawn up to try and increase tourism in Hull and East Yorkshire, in the hope it will bring an extra £1bn into the local economy by 2024.

    The words We Are Hull being projected onto buildings in the city"s Queen Victoria Square

    The number of tourists coming to Hull has increased year on year since 2012.

    The latest figures show the sector is currently worth £313m to the city.

    Tourism bosses say Hull's stint as UK City of Culture has given them a good boost, but this is just "the start of a story".

    Anthony Yates from Visit Hull and East Yorkshire said: "It's really put in the foundations for the visitor economy to build and grow in future years."

  15. Yorkshire's 6,000 homeless need 'safe homes'

    Latest figures show nearly 6,000 people are now homeless in Yorkshire.

    Rough sleeper

    That's an increase of about 600 from last year, according to the charity Shelter.

    Nationally it says 320,000 people are now in temporary accommodation or sleeping rough.

    Greg Beales from the charity says: "There are many people in Yorkshire living in temporary accommodation who need immediate help and a route to a safe and stable home."

  16. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    BBC News Travel

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire today, most services appear to be running to time at the moment.

    For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

  17. 'Zombie knife' seized during raid in Bridlington

    A so-called "zombie knife" has been found by police officers during a raid on a house in Bridlington.

    The zombie knife

    The six-inch knife was found by Humberside Police officers carrying out a warrant at a property on Westbourne Avenue.

    The knife has been seized by police, along with tools and a motorbike which officers believe were stolen.

    They are trying to find those responsible for the suspected theft and are appealing for any information.

    In 2016, a ban was introduced on so-called "zombie knives" - curved blades inspired by horror films and sold as collectors' items although they often fall into the hands of criminals.