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  1. Libby Squire: Remembrance tree in place at university

    Students at the University of Hull are able to leave messages in memory of Libby Squire on a remembrance tree.

    Police searching for Ms Squire confirmed yesterday that a body recovered from the Humber estuary earlier this week was that of the missing Hull University student.

    The force confirmed this afternoon that her death was being treated as a "potential homicide".

    The messages left on the remembrance tree will be passed on to the family of the 21-year-old, the university union says:

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  2. Hull man impaled on nails after ladder fall

    A man who fell off a ladder in Hull was "impaled on several nails" before being rescued and taken to hospital.

    Savoy Road

    Emergency crews were called to the scene on Savoy Road at about 18:15 on Thursday and found the casualty "positioned between two stud walls".

    Humberside Fire and Rescue Service removed sections of stud wall to gain access and the casualty was then rolled onto a scoop stretcher under guidance of paramedics and taken to hospital.

  3. Coveted award for Lincoln landmark tour guides

    Volunteer guides working at Lincoln's Guildhall have been rewarded for "bringing the building to life" for tourists.

    The Guildhall Lincoln

    Staff at the 16th Century building have been recognised for the outstanding experience they offer to visitors, highlighting their enthusiasm for effective storytelling.

    Visit Lincoln chief executive officer, Lydia Rusling, said: "Lincoln Guildhall has been attracting visitors for almost a century...The award acknowledges the work of the staff who ensure all who pass through its doors have a truly memorable experience."

  4. Teenager's jail sentence extended over knife attack

    A teenager has been given an extended sentence after he stabbed another inmate with a makeshift knife at a Leeds prison.

    Makeshift knife

    Bobby Morrison, 18, attacked a 16-year-old inmate with a sharpened piece of cutlery at Wetherby Young Offenders' Institution in August 2018.

    Leeds Crown Court heard how the victim was stabbed in the head, neck and back.

    Morrison was already serving a 45-month sentence for robbery.

    He was given an extended sentence of nine years and three months.

    Det Sgt Lee Stowe said: "Morrison was responsible for a very violent attack on a fellow inmate using a makeshift weapon that had been deliberately fashioned for that purpose."

  5. M1 coach crash: Heavy delays as carriageway remains closed

    These are the current pictures from the M1 junction 30 where a coach was in collision with a car earlier this afternoon.

    The northbound carriageway remains closed and there are currently 90-minute delays in the southbound direction:

    Scene at M1 J30

    Traffic stretches 10 miles back to J28, with an average speed of 7mph.

    It is not yet known whether there are any injuries as a result of the collision.

    Police are carrying out an investigation.

    scene at M1 J30
  6. Libby Squire: Mental health charity offers support

    A mental health charity has offered support to anyone affected by the death of Hull student Libby Squire.

    The force confirmed this afternoon that her death was being treated as a "potential homicide" after the discovery of her body in the Humber estuary earlier this week.

    Hull and East Yorkshire Mind says it can help anyone affected by the news of the 21-year-old's death:

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  7. 'No-one at risk' after Sleaford council staff threatened

    Lincolnshire Police has confirmed officers have been dealing with an incident at the offices of North Kesteven District Council in Sleaford this afternoon.

    Council office

    It's understood a man made threats over the telephone to hurt himself and others.

    Police were sent to the building when the man turned up at the council offices.

    A police spokeswoman says: "We have concluded our initial investigations and we do not believe anyone to be at risk of harm.

    "There were no specific threats to an individual, just general threats. No arrests or charges were made."

  8. East Yorkshire road reopens after lorry's bridge strike

    A stretch of road in East Yorkshire has reopened after it was closed when a lorry hit a bridge, with concrete falling into the road.

    The A63 has now reopened between Brough and South Cave, police say:

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  9. Yorkshire village riverbank warning after flood alert

    Members of the public have been warned not to walk along the riverbanks around a North Yorkshire village as a flood alert's in place.

    Hirst Courtney

    The level of the River Aire there is being monitored, with temporary repairs in place along the bank at Hirst Courtney.

    Engineers from the government's flood information service "do not see any immediate risk of bank failure and we do not anticipate any property flooding".

    Although there is still water within the Lower Aire washlands, a series of spring tides are now coming to an end.

    Rivers levels, from Chapel Haddlesey to Airmyn are said to be below levels of concern even on the high tides.

  10. Staff threats spark council office closure in Sleaford

    North Kesteven District Council has confirmed it's closed its reception in Sleaford as a precaution after receiving threats from an individual against members of staff.

    The police are aware and responding, according to a council spokesman.

    It added: "This proportional measure has been taken to ensure the safety of our staff and the public.

    "In the meantime customers can still contact the council and carry out business on the phone and via the website."

  11. M1 coach crash: Police investigation continues

    The M1 J30 northbound (Worksop/Sheffield South) is to remain closed while police conduct inquiries into an earlier crash involving a coach and a car, Highways England says.

    Police have advised drivers to go slow in the southbound direction which is causing heavy congestion towards Aston:

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  12. Libby Squire: Student 'captured hearts' in Hull and beyond

    University of Hull student Libby Squire, whose death police have confirmed is being treated as a potential homicide, "captured the hearts" of people in Hull and across the rest of the country, according to the Humberside force.

    Libby Squire

    Det Supt Martin Smalley said it was a "sad and devastating time" for those who knew the 21-year-old and the circumstances around her death "will only intensify the heartache for her family".

    Det Supt Smalley said: "The support shown has been overwhelming and my sincerest thanks to absolutely everyone who has been involved."

    Specially trained officers are supporting Ms Squire's family and police "will do all they can to provide further support and assistance to them in any way we are able to", he added.

  13. Incident at council offices in Lincolnshire

    Parts of North Kesteven District Council's headquarters in Sleaford have been locked down.

    NKDC offices

    It follows an incident earlier this afternoon.

    The council's reception has been closed to the public.

    More details as we get them.

  14. Libby Squire: Police investigate 'potential homicide'

    Police say they're now investigating the death of University of Hull student Libby squire as a "potential homicide".

    Photos of Libby Squire

    The 21-year-old's body was found yesterday and her identity was confirmed after a post-mortem examination, although police say they are not releasing results "for investigative and operational reasons".

    Det Supt Martin Smalley said: "We have considered throughout the missing person inquiry that Libby may have come to some harm.

    "Libby’s death and the recovery of her body now leads us to solely investigate as a potential homicide."

    An inquest into Ms Squire's death is set to be opened on Monday afternoon at Hull Coroner's Court.

  15. Parkour playground for Lincolnshire school children

    Christmas has come early for daredevil parkour fans in Spilsby.

    Woodlands Academy, a specialist secondary school for children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties, has officially opened its new parkour circuit.

    Parkour, or free running, involves running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping and rolling.

    The school's executive headteacher, Chris Armond, says the children have had a great day learning new skills in a safe environment.

    Mr Armond added: "I've had a go and I'm now lying down in the medical room.":

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  16. BreakingLibby Squire: Death now treated as 'potential homicide'

    The death of University of Hull student Libby Squire is now being treated as a "potential homicide", police confirm.

    More to follow...

  17. M1 coach crash: Northbound to remain shut

    Part of the M1 northbound in South Yorkshire will remain closed until early evening after a coach was in collision with a car.

    The incident happened by junction 30 (Worksop/Sheffield South) at about 13:00.

    Southbound has been opened, but traffic is slow.

    Emergency services are still at the scene and motorists have been advised to avoid the area:

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  18. Vigil for solidarity at Lincoln Mosque

    A solidarity vigil is taking place outside Lincoln Mosque to remember the victims of the New Zealand terror attacks.

    Photo of people attending the vigil

    University of Lincoln student Amber Marshall has organised the event to offer support to the city's Muslim community.

    The 19-year-old says: "I hope this event will achieve positivity and let the Muslim community know we're there for them."

  19. East Yorkshire road closed after lorry hits bridge

    A stretch of the A63 between Brough and South Cave has been closed after a lorry struck a bridge and concrete fell across the road:

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