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  1. Friday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will begin dry with occasional cloud breaks allowing some sunny spells.

    In the afternoon, it will be cloudy with occasional spells of light rain or drizzle.

    Tonight will be mostly dry and cloudy with some cloud breaks allowing occasional clear spells and strong winds throughout the night:

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  2. Hull and East Yorkshire hospitals to continue Plan B rules

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Covid-19 restrictions will still be enforced at all Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust sites despite a relaxation of Plan B rules across England.

    Hull Royal Infirmary

    From today face coverings and Covid passes are no longer legally required.

    However, patients, staff and visitors at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill in Cottingham are being asked to continue with the precautions to help safeguard hospital services.

    Visiting restrictions are also still in place, though there are exemptions for parents who have a child needing treatment and people caring for a loved one with learning disabilities or dementia.

    BBC Radio Humberside has been told the trust is still caring for more than 100 patients with the virus and officials are taking the measures because of high infection rates in the local community.

  3. Humberside crime rate falling faster than national average

    Richard Madden

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Crime rates across Northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire are falling faster than the national average, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics.

    Humberside Police car

    Humberside Police has seen a 6.3% fall in recorded crimes compared to a national average of 0.4%.

    The latest figures, for the year to September 2021, show sexual offences, burglaries, theft, vehicle offences and shoplifting incidents have all fallen.

    Drug-related crime has increased by 6.2% though the force says the rise is down to an increase in targeted operations and more stop-and-search activity.

    Assistant Chief Constable Darren Downs has welcomed the results saying: "It is really encouraging that our crime rates have reduced once again in the 12 months to September.

    "While these figures will hopefully serve to reassure the public, as a force we want to keep improving and, although the reduction of crime rates in our area reinforces our belief that we are on the right path, we will never rest on our laurels."

  4. Thursday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today is expected to be a largely dry and bright day with plenty of sunshine.

    The afternoon will see some patchy cloud, but it will stay mostly dry and sunny.

    Tonight will be a largely dry night with clear skies for all:

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  5. Shoppers say no to copying celebrity style - Survey

    Richard Madden

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A new study into shopping trends commissioned by the University of Hull suggests shoppers are more interested in environmental issues than dressing like celebrities.

    shoppers in high street

    The YouGov survey reports just 4% of people choose clothing based on showbiz endorsements, with more than half of people surveyed saying sustainability is a factor when it comes to buying an item.

    Peter Andrews, a senior lecturer in digital and social media marketing at the University of Hull, says: "Despite what we are led to believe – that celebrities and influencers are dictating fashion choices, particularly among the younger generations – this survey suggests the opposite is true.

    "These influencers reflect their followers' interests more closely and are more likely to be similar to them, with deeper connections.

    "It is also noticeable that over the last few years there has been a growth in sustainability-based influencers who have closer relations with their followers."

  6. Health boss urges care ahead of Covid restrictions easing

    A health boss has urged caution ahead of Plan B Covid restrictions ending in England on Thursday.

    Andy Kingdom

    From 27 January the government is no longer asking people to work from home and masks are no longer compulsory in secondary school classrooms and public spaces.

    In addition Covid passes will no longer be compulsory to gain entry to certain venues and events.

    But East Riding Public Health Director Andy Kingdom has warned health services are still under pressure and there shouldn't be a rush back to normality.

    Mr Kingdom said: "We're not quite there yet and there's plenty of people in the community in the East Riding who are still concerned, particularly those who are being compromised or just maybe anxious about this quick return."

    "Just give it a few more weeks, maybe a month, do the basics, keep the seat belt on and tray up and we'll land safely," he said.

  7. Body found in search for missing Pocklington man

    Police searching for a 77-year-old man who went missing from Pocklington, in East Yorkshire, have found a body.

    Police tape

    The missing man, named only as Iain, was last seen at his home on Sunday.

    Humberside Police said the body was discovered on Tuesday afternoon in the Market Weighton area.

    Supt Joanne Roe said: "Although formal identification is yet to take place, Iain’s family have been made aware and are being supported as this time by police officers."

    The force said it wants to thank everyone who helped with the search efforts.

  8. West Newton oil and drilling expansion plans renewed

    Campaigners say they'll continue to fight new plans to drill for oil in East Yorkshire.

    Rathlin Energy site sign

    Rathlin Energy had wanted to add six more wells to its site near West Newton in East Yorkshire, but its application was turned down by East Riding Council.

    The initial proposal had been recommended for approval, but was refused after more than 1,000 people objected, saying it undermined the council's climate emergency declaration.

    Rathlin Energy said it had resubmitted "scaled down" plans on 12 January.

    In a statement the company said it is writing to all local residents "inviting them to review the new proposals and asking them to provide further feedback to East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s planning department".

    Richard Howarth from Fossil Free East Yorkshire, said: "It would still mean years of construction 24/7 drilling and testing just at a time when we need to be getting off dirty outdated fossil fuels

    "And it would still result in the same number of HGV oil tankers thundering through the East Yorkshire countryside."

    Rathlin Energy said it's listening to feedback on the proposals and has created an online portal for people to submit their views.