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  1. Dion Hendry jailed for life for Scunthorpe man's murder

    A Scunthorpe man has been jailed for life for the murder of Raymond Ward in the town last year.

    Dion Hendry

    Dion Hendry (pictured), 24, of no fixed abode, will serve a minimum of 18 years.

    Raymond Ward, who was 51, was found dead in a disused building in Cliff Gardens last July.

    He was homeless at the time of his death and was sleeping in the building along with other homeless drug addicts including Hendry.

    Hendry inflicted 57 "horrific" injuries on Mr Ward over the disappearance of two bags of heroin.

    The injuries, the majority of which were to Mr Ward's head, resulted in his death.

  2. Two men in hospital following Grimsby stabbing

    Two men are in hospital after being stabbed in Grimsby in the early hours of this morning.

    Police have sealed off Windsor Court and Fairmont Road after the incident.

    The men's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

    An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

  3. Number of taser-trained officers doubles - Humber force

    The number of Humberside Police officers who are trained to use tasers has doubled over the past 18 months, the force has confirmed.

    Taser training

    Humberside Police says the taser is a vital tool to help combat rising violent crime in East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

    Insp Gary Jackson, who oversees taser training, says it is a "visual deterrent" which is "extremely effective in calming a person down and diffusing and gaining control of a situation" without even being used.

  4. Veteran East Yorkshire Labour politician quits party

    A veteran Labour politician in East Yorkshire has quit the party to join the Liberal Democrats.

    Pete Astell

    Beverley Town Councillor Pete Astell says Jeremy Corbyn is a poor leader and the party has moved too far to the left.

    He says he plans to stand for the Liberal Democrats in May's local elections along with his son Tom Astell.

  5. Preparations begin to find body of David Ibbotson

    Preparations are under way to try and find the body of the North Lincolnshire pilot David Ibbotson.

    David Ibbotson

    Mr Ibbotson, from Crowle, was flying the plane with the footballer Emiliano Sala on board which crashed into the English Channel in January.

    Guernsey's Harbourmaster says efforts are being made to get permission to search a restricted area.

  6. Exhibition will give update on East Yorkshire flood scheme

    An exhibition will be held in East Yorkshire next week to update members of the public on the progress of multi-million pound flood defences.

    Flood defence work

    There will be photographs, videos and plans at the drop-in event.

    It is being held between 11:00 and 16:00 on Monday and Tuesday at East Riding Leisure Haltemprice in Anlaby.

    A field in East Yorkshire

    Members of the project teams will be on hand to speak about the work, expected to reduce the risk of flooding for more than 8,000 homes and businesses in the Cottingham, Anlaby, East Ella and Hessle areas.

  7. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    BBC News Travel

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this morning, services seem to be running pretty much to time at the moment.

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

  8. Yorkshire's weather

    BBC Weather

    Today will be a dry and bright day with any early localised mist or fog clearing to leave plenty of hazy sunshine.

    After a cool start, it will become very mild again. Gentle southerly winds.

  9. Safety barrier work under way on A63 in East Yorkshire

    Work to install new safety barriers along the eastbound verge of the A63 in East Yorkshire gets under way tonight.

    The £1m scheme to upgrade the barriers began on the westbound side last month.

    The improvements, between North Cave and South Cave, will see a full closure of the A63 eastbound overnight from 20:00 this evening until 06:00 tomorrow morning.

    Diversions will be in place.

  10. East Yorks residents warned to watch out for bee killer

    People in East Yorkshire are being urged to be on the look out for a ruthless killer - the Asian hornet.

    An Asian hornet

    A specialist Asian hornet action team wants to recruit walkers and gardeners to be on the look out for the insect, which can decimate whole colonies of honey bees.

    One was spotted in Cottingham last year and it's thought it may have hitched a ride to the area on a car.

    Now, it's being warned that they could come to Hull on ships from Europe.

    East Yorkshire beekeper Chris Coulsen, a member of the Asian hornet action team, says: "It's a voracious killer of honey bees, it hovers outside the hive, bites the head off and takes the rest back for its young."

  11. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A15 Lincolnshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A15 Lincolnshire northbound severe disruption, from A1077 to A164.

    A15 Lincolnshire - A15 Humber Bridge in Hessle closed northbound from the A1077 junction to Humberfield Roundabout, because of a police incident.

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

  12. Poisoned food warning to dog walkers in East Yorkshire

    Police have issued a warning to people who walk their dogs in East Yorkshire following the death of a buzzard which had eaten poisoned food.

    Dead buzzard

    The common buzzard was discovered between Millington and Huggate and toxicology tests found it had eaten food containing the highly toxic pesticide Aldicarb.

    Humberside Police say the substance, which has been banned for more than 10 years, is sometimes added to a bait like a dead rabbit to kill scavengers such as crows and foxes.

    Birds which eat carrion, such as red kites and buzzards, often become poisoned and there is also a risk to dogs and other wildlife, police say.

    The buzzard, which was found in October last year, also had three shotgun pellets in its body, although this was an old injury, and more recent wounds to its head, possibly from having been confined in a cage trap.

    Police say the circumstances of its death are unclear and have issued a renewed appeal for information about people "using these chemicals or involved in the persecution of birds".

  13. Brexit cash for Humber ports

    The ports of Goole, Hull, Grimsby and Immingham will all get a share of government money to help them prepare for Brexit.

    Port of Hull

    A total of £3.14 m is to be shared out to 19 local authorities including North East Lincolnshire, the East Riding and Hull.

  14. Yorkshire's weather

    BBC Weather

    This morning may see one or two light showers in places.

    However, most areas will become dry and brighter by this afternoon with spells of sunshine.

    It will become very mild as well.

  15. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    BBC News Travel

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this morning, services seem to be running pretty much to time at the moment.

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

  16. Cleethorpes man jailed for Barnsley rape and attacks

    A 68-year-old man from Cleethorpes has been jailed after being found guilty of indecent assault and one count of rape in Barnsley

    A police jacket

    Alan Shepherd, formerly of Brereton Road, Cleethorpes, was jailed for 14 years following a trial at Hull Crown Court yesterday.

    The three victims, who are from Barnsley, were children at the time of the offences.

    Quote Message: Our investigation into Shepherd’s horrific offending began in 2016 when one of his victims – now an adult – bravely came forward and reported what had happened to her as a child. Her strength and courage is remarkable and I commend her for taking this brave step." from Det Insp Elinor Duke South Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp Elinor DukeSouth Yorkshire Police