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  1. Call for old water pipes to be replaced

    There are calls for the water system in Hull to be upgraded after a 95-year-old pipe burst in the city.

    A burst pipe on Bankside

    The council have accused utility companies of leaving ageing systems at the mercy of the elements, after pipes burst on Osborne Street and Bankside (pictured).

    Councillors claim the pipe on Osborne Street was 95-years-old, and fear many others in the city are the same age.

    Councillor Darren Hale, deputy leader of Hull City Council, said: "We can't have a situation that 95-year-old pipes in a major city are the norm - there's got to be investment in infrastructure."

    Yorkshire Water say they have an extensive programme for replacing their water mains and spend about £10m a year replacing pipes.

  2. Lincolnshire's weather

    BBC Weather

    It will be largely cloudy through the course of tonight with the chance of some mist and fog in places and even the odd spot of drizzle.

  3. Giant Pudsey raises thousands for Children in Need

    Children in Need

    Hundreds of people across Yorkshire have been raising money for Children in Need today.

    Just take a look at this giant Pudsey Bear, made out of 2p coins in Pudsey in Leeds.


    The team have already raised almost £7,000 for Children in Need.

    Great effort everyone!

  4. Huddersfield child sex inquiry: Thirty to go on trial

    Twenty nine men and one woman are to go on trial accused of offences linked to the sexual exploitation of children in Huddersfield.


    They are charged with a total of 78 offences, including rape, trafficking and sexual assault.

    The charges relate to five women.

    The offences are alleged to have taken place between 2005 and 2012 when they were aged between 12 and 18.

    The first of three trials will be at Leeds Crown Court on 9 September 2019.

    The final trial is listed to take place in April 2020.

  5. Missing teenager not seen for 24-hours

    An appeal has been launched to find a teenage girl who has been missing for the last 24-hours.

    Chloe Lee

    Chloe Lee was last seen in Bradford city centre yesterday afternoon

    The 17-year-old was last seen wearing a black parka with a fur hood and black tracksuit bottoms.

  6. Memorial plaque proposal for brothers killed in WW1

    Five brothers from Lincoln who died in World War One could soon be commemorated with a plaque close to where they lived.

    Beechey brothers

    Eight of the Beechey boys went to fight, but only three of them came home.

    Last year BBC Radio Lincolnshire placed stone crosses at the places each of them died.

    A planning application's now been submitted to the City of Lincoln Council for a commemorative plaque on the city's Arboretum Lodge, close to Avondale Street, where the family lived.

  7. Yassar Yakub shooting: Three go on trial over gun offences

    Three men have gone on trial charged with gun offences due to their association with a man who shot dead by police officers on a slip road off the M62.


    The three defendants, Mohsin Amin, 32 of Broomer Street, Dewsbury, Rexhino Arapaj, 28 of Thornlea Road, Huddersfield, and David Butlin, 39 of Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, appeared at Leeds Crown Court today.

    It's claimed the trio were part of a conspiracy along with with 28-year-old Yassar Yakub to acquire guns and ammunition.

    He was shot while travelling in the passenger seat of a car at Ainley Top in January last year.

    A pistol was found where he'd been sitting, while a silencer and a plastic bag of ammunition were discovered in the glove compartment.

    The three men all deny conspiracy to possess firearms and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

    David Butlin also denies having an offensive weapon.

    The trial is due to continue on Monday.

  8. Runner who 'cheated' banned from marathon

    A runner has been banned from taking part in the Hull marathon, after it was found he had cheated by crossing the finish line without actually completing the race.

    The finish line on the RB Hull Marathon 2015

    The unnamed man had entered the marathon four times, but an investigation by race authorities found he had not actually run the course.

    Marathon organisers could only find evidence of his presence at the chip timing mats, which record a runner's progress around the track.

    They say that, although he crossed the finish line, "the runner’s times do not reflect other evidence considered".

    His results from the last four years have been disqualified and he will be banned from entering for the next five years.

    In a statement the marathon said: "Organisers will not tolerate anyone trying to breach the rules of the event and discredit those who have trained for the challenges and run within the rules set out."

  9. Police appeal over sheep theft

    Lincolnshire Police say a number of sheep were stolen overnight earlier this week.

    It comes after a similar theft in October, the force says:

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  10. 'Cruel and callous' women jailed for life after murder

    Two "cruel and callous" women who murdered a vulnerable drug addict in a "sustained and vicious assault" in Barnsley have been jailed for life.

    Justine Wainwright and Penelope Brownlie

    Justine Wainwright, 58, and Penelope Brownlie, 45, attacked Clare Louise Smith, 42, with a pickaxe handle at their home on 19 May.

    Sheffield Crown Court heard the pair thought Ms Smith knew about a stolen necklace.

    They beat her to death and then dumped in the street outside the flat.

    The two women, both of Britannia Close, Barnsley, were jailed for a minimum of 26 years at Sheffield Crown Court.

    Judge Jeremy Richardson QC said: "You are two brutish women who have demonstrated a ruthless capability to visit relentless, extreme violence on a defenceless woman despite her pleading for you to stop.

    "You are both cruel and callous women."

    Quote Message: The high level of violence with which you killed Clare Smith may only be characterised as bordering on the sadistic." from Judge Jeremy Richardson QC
    Judge Jeremy Richardson QC
  11. National TV exposure for film made in Hull

    A film made in Hull will be shown to millions when it's aired on BBC Two this weekend.

    A still from the film A Northern Soul

    The film, A Northern Soul, sparked a row when it was given a 15 rating because of strong language.

    But councils around the country defied the censors, making it a 12A so younger audiences would be able to see it.

    The film follows Steve (pictured), who struggles to make ends meet as he tries to teach hip-hop to children in Hull schools with his "Beats Bus".

    Director Sean McAllister said: "There are many Steves in each city across great Britain - and that was the point of making this film."

    A Northern Soul is due to be shown on BBC Two at 22:00 on Sunday.

  12. Steroids and cash seized by police in East Yorkshire

    Steroids and £30,000 of cash have been seized by police in five separate raids across Hull and East Yorkshire.

    Steroids seized by Humberside Police

    Humberside Police said it had found "a significant amount of steroids" after executing warrants in Hull, Beverley and Keyingham.

    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug.

  13. Inquest opened into four-death collision

    Oli Constable

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    In inquest has opened into the death of four people, including a one-year-old baby, who died when they were involved in a crash with a car in Darnall, Sheffield last week.

    Crash scene

    Adnan Ashraf Jarral, 35, and his one-year-old son, Usman Adnan Jarral, died along with Miroslave Duna, 50, and Vlasta Dunova, 41, in Sheffield on Friday night.

    All four people died when the people carrier crashed into a VW Golf.

    Three men, who were all traveling in the Golf, have been charged with various offences after they were being pursued by police.

    Adnan Ashraf Jarral and his son Usman

    Mr Jarral's wife, Erica Korscenova, 32, was in court to hear Coroner Christopher Dorries open the inquest.

    She had been injured in the crash.

    Holding a teddy bear and wrapped in a blue blanket, she broke down in tears as Mr Dorries, with the help of an interpreter, read out the name of her husband.

    Mr Dorries adjourned the inquest.

    Vlasta Dunova and Miroslave Duna also died in the crash

    A 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking and death caused by an accident with aggravating factors.

    Elliott Bower, 18, of Harborough Avenue, Sheffield, has been charged with four counts of causing death by dangerous driving and three counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

    He is also charged with handling stolen goods and possession of cannabis.

    Declan Bower, 23, also of Harborough Avenue, has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking causing a death.

    He is also accused of handing stolen goods, two counts of driving while disqualified, two counts of driving without insurance, possession of a bladed article and possession of cannabis.

  14. Cake 'by royal appointment'

    It may have been cut in London, but a 70th birthday cake for the Prince of Wales had a strong Lincolnshire connection.

    prince charles cake

    The cake was made by Dawn Blunden, the owner of Sophisticake in Woodhall Spa.

    She's been making cakes for the Royal Family for more than a decade.

    Quote Message: I was asked to make three types of cake for the Highgrove gift shop, then the wedding cake and His Royal Highness's 60th birthday cake - they keep coming back so they must be pretty good." from Dawn Blunden Cake Maker
    Dawn BlundenCake Maker
  15. Rotherham child abuse: Men jailed for between 14 and 234 years

    Six men have been jailed for their part in the grooming and abuse of five young girls in Rotherham.

    The men subjected the girls to "degrading and violent" acts using drink, drugs and the "excitement of friendship" to lure them in.

    A trial had heard how they raped and sexually abused them before passing them on to other men.

    They were sentenced to between 14 and 23 years at Sheffield Crown Court.

    Clockwise from top left: Iqlak Yousaf, Nabeel Kurshid, Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, Tanweer Ali, Salah Ahmed El-Hakam and Asif Ali were found guilty after a trial

    The guilty men:

    • Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, 37, of Godstone Road, Rotherham, was found guilty of one rape, one charge of aiding and abetting rape, three indecent assaults, one charge of procuring a girl under 21 to have unlawful sexual intercourse with another and one sexual assault, sentenced to 23 years
    • Nabeel Kurshid, 35, of Weetwood Road, Rotherham, was found guilty of two counts of rape and one indecent assault, sentenced to 19 years
    • Iqlak Yousaf, 34, Tooker Road, Rotherham, was found guilty of two rapes and two indecent assaults, sentenced to 20 years
    • Tanweer Ali, 37, of Godstone Road, Rotherham, was found guilty of two rapes, two indecent assaults and one charge of false imprisonment, sentenced to 14 years
    • Salah Ahmed El-Hakam, 39, Tudor Close, Sheffield, was found guilty of one rape, sentenced to 15 years.

    A seventh man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be sentenced at a later date after being convicted of two counts of rape.

  16. Rotherham child sexual abuse: Six men jailed

    Six men have been jailed for their part in the grooming and abuse of five young girls in Rotherham.

    Clockwise from top left: Iqlak Yousaf, Nabeel Kurshid, Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, Tanweer Ali, Salah Ahmed El-Hakam and Asif Ali were found guilty after a trial

    The men subjected the girls to "degrading and violent" acts using drink, drugs and the "excitement of friendship" to lure them in.

    The gang, who are all of British Pakistani heritage, targeted and groomed the girls over seven years.

    A trial had heard how they raped and sexually abused them before passing them on to other men.

    Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, 37, Asif Ali, 34, Tanweer Ali, 37, Salah Ahmed El-Hakam, 39, Nabeel Kurshid, 35 and Iqlak Yousaf, 34, were found guilty of a total of 22 offences after a trial lasting more than eight weeks.

    A seventh man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be sentenced at a later date after being convicted of two counts of rape.

  17. Music to our ears

    HMV is returning to Boston today.

    It's opening a new shop at the site it used to occupy five years ago.

    The company said the shop would create eight jobs:

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  18. Taxi price hike is put to the people of Scarborough

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    People in Scarborough can now have their say on a planned rise in the costs of getting a taxi, the rise could see fares go up by as much as 22%, with a one-mile journey costing more than £5, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    The taxi rank at Scarborough station

    A request by Scarborough and District Taxi Association, has been accepted by the council and is now being put to the public.

    Under the proposed changes, the cost of a journey between 06:00 and 21:00 would go up by an average of 10.7%, while between 21:00 and 00:00 there would be an average rise of 22% on current fares.

    This means a one-mile journey would cost £5.60.

    The proposed changes, the first in the town for five years, apply to the so-called white-plate drivers who pick up fares from taxi ranks.

    The public can make objections in writing until 29 November, if no objections are received the new charges would come into force on 14 December.

  19. Work begins on a new footbridge in the middle of Hull

    Work has begun today on a new footbridge in Hull.

    It's hoped it will make it easier for pedestrians to cross a busy dual carriageway.

    Work on the pedestrian bridge

    The bridge will link the marina to the city centre.

    It should be completed by Spring 2020.

    Work began on the Roger Millward Way last week, which includes building two new lanes through the middle of the roundabout.

  20. Leeds Rhinos stalwart agrees new deal for 21st season

    BBC Sport

    Leeds Rhinos back-rower Jamie Jones-Buchanan will carry on for his 21st season as a professional player, after agreeing a new deal for 2019.

    Jamie Jones-Buchanan

    The 37-year-old, who made his debut in May 1999, is one of three players to extend deals, along with fellow back-row Carl Ablett and winger Luke Briscoe.

    Ablett, 32, has signed a two-year extension, while Briscoe, 24, will remain for the next three seasons.

    Jones-Buchanan has made 412 appearances for the Rhinos, scoring 77 tries.