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  1. Yorkshire's top stories

    The headlines from Yorkshire so far today include:

    Updates on breaking news will continue overnight and through the weekend.

  2. Today's top stories

    The headlines from East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire so far today include:

    Updates on breaking news will continue overnight and through the weekend.

  3. Today's top stories

    The headlines from Lincolnshire so far today include:

    Updates on breaking news will continue overnight and through the weekend.

  4. Watch: Tonight's weather forecast

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    There's be some late bright spells this evening, leading to a dry night.

    Minimum temperature of 9C (48F).

    Here's my full forecast:

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    Video caption: Weather with Keeley Donovan
  5. Goslings suffer 'carnage' in Lincolnshire village

    A resident in a village near Sleaford is urging drivers to "slow down for the geese" after seeing a family of geese and their young goslings mowed down by a car.

    geese and goslings

    Hundreds of the birds are breeding near the roadside in Wilsford, just as cars begin to accelerate after leaving the 30mph zone.

    Sandra Pygott says she encountered a scene of "absolute carnage" after a couple of geese and their goslings were killed by a car.

    She says she's working on a sign to warn people about the unusually large number of birds near the main road.

    Quote Message: I've never known as many as there are this year, there are hundreds... I had to slow down, there were very distressed looking couple of parents with all their goslings trying to cross the road. It just broke my heart because there are going to be more that are killed." from Sandra Pygott Resident
    Sandra PygottResident
  6. World Cup booze warning to drivers

    Whether it be a case of celebration or commiseration, police in South Yorkshire are urging football fans not to drive after taking alcohol or drugs.

    Drink drive test

    With many pubs and venues showing live matches, South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership is reminding road users not to mix drink or drugs with driving or riding.

    As well as warning people about the physical consequences of collisions, they're also stressing the lasting impact that drink and drug driving has, both on the lives of victims and their families, and on the drivers themselves.

    Quote Message: Celebrations can quickly turn into commiserations if you are stopped by the police. You may be banned from driving, have points added on your licence, face an unlimited fine, or even imprisonment. This will mean increased insurance costs, potential job loss and even restrictions on travel to other countries such as the United States." from Joanne Wehrle Safer Roads Manager at SYSRP
    Joanne WehrleSafer Roads Manager at SYSRP
  7. Stage set for Lionel Richie this weekend

    The stage is set for Lionel Richie's first performance in Lincolnshire this weekend.

    stage is set

    The superstar will be saying Hello, it's me to crowds in Lincolnshire for the first time in his career on Sunday evening.

    He'll be accompanied by Anastacia, best known for the hit I'm out of love.

    They've been setting up the stage at the Lincolnshire showground since Tuesday.

    Quote Message: We have site teams because obviously some these shows are quite close together, and to get that five day build there's sometimes a bit of overlapping." from Anna Parry Production Coordinator
    Anna ParryProduction Coordinator
  8. Police make rooftop arrests

    Humberside Police say they've made several arrests after people went onto roofs in Grimsby and Scunthorpe yesterday.

    A 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old man were arrested after an incident in Conway Square in Scunthorpe.

    Four people have been arrested in connection with an incident on South Parade in Grimsby.

    The force has urged the public to stay away during such incidents to avoid encouraging offenders.

    Quote Message: If they don’t have a crowd to play up to and people egging them on, they’re far more likely to come down sooner without hurting themselves or anyone else. This isn’t entertainment. And, if you think it’s funny to come along and egg them on or help them in anyway, you risk being arrested yourself." from Ch Supt Darren Downs Humberside Police
    Ch Supt Darren DownsHumberside Police
  9. Police say football match costs aren't 'sustainable'

    A leading police officer in South Yorkshire says the community at large is subsidising rich football clubs.

    Police at football match

    Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts is also the National Police Chiefs' Council lead on football policing.

    He says the cost of policing matches needs to be looked at because clubs aren't required by law to pay enough towards match-day crowd control and deploying officers on roads near grounds:

    Police costs graphic

    Mr Roberts says football clubs make a great deal of money, whereas police resources are finite, meaning there are fewer officers to deal with non-footballing issues.

  10. RAF 100 Baton handed from Yorkshire to Lincolnshire

    The RAF 100 Baton was handed over from Yorkshire to Lincolnshire today on the Humber Bridge.

    It's part of a UK-wide relay to mark the service's 100th anniversary:

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  11. Spring start for Grantham shopping centre

    Work on a large outlet village near Grantham will begin next spring, developers have confirmed.


    The multi-million pound complex, off the A1, is set to create 1500 jobs.

    It's hoped the outlet will have 130 luxury shops.

    Neil Thompson, from Rioja Developments, says it's scheduled to open in 2021 and hopes it'll be a classy location.

    Quote Message: It's going to be very high value, what we want to achieve is something like a country house kind of feel a kind of five star shopping experience." from Neil Thompson Rioja Developments
    Neil ThompsonRioja Developments
  12. Objections fail to stop holiday park expansion

    Plans to expand a holiday park in a village between York and Selby have been approved despite hundreds of objections, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.


    The Escrick Estate has been granted planning permission to convert six hectares of woodland into an extended Hollicarrs holiday park, with 67 new caravans or lodges.

    Selby Councillors heard many of the 800 objections came through an online campaign by the Woodland Trust.

    The planning committee voted unanimously to grant permission, and Councillor John Deans, whose Derwent ward covers the area, said: "The site will be well screened and not visible from the A19.

    "The holiday development will be good for the area," he added.

  13. Four arrests made in drugs crackdown

    Humberside Police say they've made four arrests today as they continue to clamp down on drug use and anti-social behaviour in Hull city centre.

    Humberside Police handcuffing an anonymous person

    The force says it will not accept people openly dealing drugs in the city and is encouraging anyone who sees anything to get in touch.

    It was announced early this week that officers would be increasing patrols in the city centre.

  14. Confusing signs blamed for drivers failing to merge

    Signs on one of the key routes into Lincoln are confusing, motorists are claiming.

    canwick hill

    Canwick Road in the city has two lanes which eventually merge into one, but drivers are merging onto one lane "too early", according to Lincolnshire's Road Safety Partnership.

    District Councillor Steve Clegg thinks the signage is causing confusion, because it shows that one lane will close hundreds of yards before it actually does.


    He says, "We've got these electronic display boards either side of Canwick Hill as you go into Lincoln and they indicate that the right hand lane is closed, but they don't tell you where that is."

    The RAC say the system is a "merge in turn" system, which means drivers should use both those two lanes for as long as you can and then take it in turns to merge at the end.

    Quote Message: If there are two lanes of traffic it's right to use those two lanes, I think there's perhaps something peculiarly British about everybody wanting to seemingly do the right thing and queue in a single lane of traffic." from Rod Dennis RAC
    Rod DennisRAC
  15. Watch: Fighting fat, footy-style in Rotherham

    Oli Constable

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    A new football league has started up in Rotherham, for men with bigger waistlines.

    It's called MAN v FAT and it's for men who want to lose weight.

    Rotherham United's community arm has set up the league, which is decided not just on points won, but also pounds lost:

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    Video caption: Man v Fat football league in Rotherham
  16. Police volunteers sought

    Humberside Police is urging more of us to volunteer to help them in their work.

    They've been on a recruitment drive recently explaining what roles volunteers can fill - they point out volunteers do not replace roles held by paid staff:

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  17. Weather Watchers: Lakeside view

    Do you like taking photos of the Great British outdoors? Do you like having your photos featured online and on the TV?

    Why not join the BBC's Weather Watchers team, and yours could be featured like Lady Irene's shot in Burgh Le Marsh:

    burgh le marsh
  18. 'Positive' messages after hundreds of dog attacks on sheep

    It's been revealed 280 sheep were killed and 292 injured in dog attacks in the four years between 2013 and 2017.

    Sheep grazing on moors

    The figures come as a series of proposals to tackle the impact of livestock worrying in a national park has been unveiled.

    The North York Moors National Park Authority is considering a number of measures including the use of social media.

    Park authority officers say they believe the number of incidents "could be even higher" and a plan to encourage farmers to log incidents is also among the recommendations.

    To further reinforce the campaign, the committee will also consider using positive messages, rather than shock images of dead livestock, as research has found dog owners do not associate those images with their family pet.