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  1. The top stories across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire

    Your headlines across the region this evening include:

  2. Lincolnshire's top stories for today

    Lincolnshire's top stories today include:

  3. Centre for refugees funded by public appeal opens in Sheffield

    A new centre called The Sanctuary opened today in Sheffield to help refugees get support following the controversial closure of the Northern Refugee centre two years ago.

    MP Paul Blomfield and Charles Obiri cut the ribbon

    MP Paul Blomfield and Charles Obiri who was born in Nigeria cut a ribbon at the site on Chapel Walk.

    City of Sanctuary Sheffield took over the lease of the building following a public appeal that raised £70,000 to refurbish the premises and pay the first year’s rent and running costs.

    Choir singing at sanctuary opening ceremony

    Eleven years ago, Sheffield became the first place in the UK to be given the status of City of Sanctuary for refugees. There are currently around 800 people seeking asylum in the city.

  4. CCTV released after 62-year-old woman mugged

    Police have released this picture after a 62-year-old woman was robbed on the streets of Doncaster.


    It happened last month as the woman was walking along Beckett Road when a man grabbed her bag, she fell and suffered minor injuries.

    The bag was found on Wheatley Hall Road with a small amount of cash missing.

    Officers want to talk to the person in the image above, if you can help them call 101.

  5. Green energy future for west Yorkshire councils?

    There are calls today for local councils in West Yorkshire to use renewable energy in their buildings.

    Wind turbine

    Figures from a Freedom of Information request from Green energy firm, Bulb, claim councils in Yorkshire are spending £83m a year on gas and electricity and that all the money is going to the "big six" energy firms.

    Kirklees and Wakefield are among the highest spending district councils in the country.

    Kirklees says it questions the figures in the report, while Wakefield council says it will consider switching to green energy in the future, if it's good value for money.

  6. Apology after 'deeply shameful' wait for justice

    The Dean of Lincoln has apologised for a four decade wait for justice, after a man who taught at Lincoln Cathedral School was jailed for the sexual abuse of six boys.

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    Video caption: Dean of Lincoln apologises after 40 year wait for a paedophile teacher to face justice

    The Very Reverend Christine Wilson apologised to those who were abused, saying that it was deeply shameful that some had to wait their whole lifetime for justice and that some died before their abuser was jailed.

    82-year-old Roy Griffiths (pictured below) was convicted of six counts of indecent assault on boys under 16 at Lincoln Crown Court today.

    He's been jailed for six years and seven months, for historical child abuse which happened over 50 years ago.

    Roy Griffiths
  7. Two sexual assaults in Hull

    Police in Hull have released this e-fit of a man they want to find in connection with two sexual assaults.

    E-fit of a man in a hat.

    The first incident happened at around 21:00 on Sunday 15 April on Terry Street.

    A man put his arms around a passing woman and tried to kiss her. She pushed him off and ran away.

    The second happened the day after, on Temple Street at around 13:30.

    A woman was followed then groped.

    Police have increased patrols in the area and are appealing for information.

  8. Hammer armed robber gets away with cash

    A man who stole cash from a betting shop after threatening a cashier with a hammer is wanted by police in Stamford.

    Stamford thief

    The man tried to take money from a cashier in a betting office on the High Street in Stamford but was first pushed away by the attendant.

    Eventually the man took a hammer out and climbed over the counter before taking cash from the till.

    Police are appealing for help from anyone who may have seen this man (pictured above) entering the shop on Saturday April 7 at around 09:30 in the morning.

  9. Joe Westerman: Hull FC re-sign loose forward from Toronto Wolfpack

    Hull FC have re-signed former England international Joe Westerman after he was released by Championship side Toronto Wolfpack.

    Joe Westerman

    The 28-year-old made 127 appearances for the Black and Whites between 2011 and 2015 before joining Warrington.

    With the Wire, Westerman won the League Leaders' Shield in 2016 and helped them to the Super League Grand Final.

    "I loved it at Hull during my first spell and I can't wait to get back playing," he said.

  10. Have you seen Kobee Lanson?

    There's concern for a 16-year-old boy who's missing from Bridlington.

    Kobee Lanson

    Kobee Lanson was last seen at a fastfood restaurant on Bessingby Way on Wednesday.

    Police say he has been missing before but are concerned for his welfare.

    You're being asked to call the 101 number with any information

  11. Sport: Hull FC player 'should be considered for England team'

    Hull FC coach Lee Radford has backed recent calls for centre, Josh Griffin, to be considered for an England call-up.

    It follows another impressive performance in their 19-18 win over Leeds last night.

    Josh Griffin
    Quote Message: I think he's in the mix. I think he has some unbelievable competition, I think Mark Percival is on fire at the moment and Kallum Watkins is another unbelievable center, but I think he's in that caliber."
  12. Witnesses sought after motorcyclist 'seriously injured'

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a man suffered serious injuries when his motorcycle collided with a lorry on a major route near Leeds.

    Police accident sign

    It happened at 09:30 yesterday morning on the A61 at Harewood.

    The rider, a 21-year-old man from Leeds, suffered serious head and chest injuries and was taken to the Leeds General Infirmary.

    The 47-year-old driver of the lorry, also from Leeds, escaped injury but was left shocked.

    Witnesses to the collision or anyone who remembers seeing either the blue and white motorcycle or the white HGV, prior to the incident, are urged to call North Yorkshire Police.

  13. Watch: Alan Johnson on Windrush immigration documents

    There have been counter claims over whether the landing cards for people from the Windrush generation were destroyed under Labour in 2009 or by Theresa May when she was home secretary in 2010.

    Former Hull MP Alan Johnson, one of two Labour home secretaries in 2009, told Andrew Neil on This Week that he did not know about the decision, but it was an "administrative decision" taken by the UK Border Agency.

    He was also asked about a claim made on BBC1's Question Time, by radio presenter Iain Dale, that Mr Johnson had used the phrase "hostile environment" about immigration:

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    Video caption: Alan Johnson on Windrush immigration documents
  14. Listen: Police spend £50,000 in one month on Sheffield tree protests

    A superintendent with South Yorkshire Police says almost £50,000 pounds was spent in one month policing the tree protests in Sheffield, a similar amount as the cost for two football matches.

    Officers have been meeting with members of the Sheffield Tree Action Group which has been attempting to run what it calls mediation talks with the police and Sheffield City Council while the tree felling programme is on hold.

    The Council said they were unable to take part in politically sensitive discussions during the pre-election period. Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts spoke to us after the meeting:

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    Video caption: Police spend £50,000 in one month on Sheffield tree protests
  15. Red Arrows pilot pays tribute to engineer

    A Red Arrows pilot has paid tribute to an engineer who was killed in a Red Arrows Hawk Jet which crashed at RAF Valley last month.


    Red 5, Flt Lt Dan Lowes, described Jonathan Bayliss (pictured) as a "first class engineer" who executed his role with a "calm and infectious personality".

    Quote Message: It’s with great sadness that today we say goodbye to the outstanding Cpl Jon Bayliss. He was a first class engineer, a true team player and he executed his role diligently with his calm and infectious personality. The gentle giant with a beaming smile. Rest easy Circus 3. Eclat. from Flt Lt Dan Lowes Red 5 - Red Arrows Pilot
    Flt Lt Dan LowesRed 5 - Red Arrows Pilot