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Bridlington beach becomes sand canvas for school pupils

School children in Bridlington have been attempting to help create the UK's longest sand drawing this morning.

A person doing a sand pattern

It's part of the Land, Sand and Stone Art Festival which aims to celebrate the creative possibilities of nature over the next three days.

Some of the art has already been started with children adding to it later.

The festival will also include Bridlington’s first ever stone stacking championships.

Campaigners consider next step as 'mega prison' approved

People who campaigned against plans to build a "mega prison" in Yorkshire are this morning considering what their next step will be.

Prison plans
Ministry of Justice

Yesterday planners approved the 1,440-inmate jail at Full Sutton in East Yorkshire, despite more than 2,800 objections, including from police.

The jail - where a Category C facility will be built alongside the current maximum security Category A and B wings - is part of government plans for 10,000 new prison places nationally.

Prisons Minister Lucy Frazer says: "It will create and support hundreds of jobs, during construction and afterwards, and will be a major boost to the local economy."

People living nearby say it's wrong place to put it and are disappointed with the decision.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Friday morning, most services appear to be running to time.


  • the 09:03 service from York to Newcastle has been cancelled
  • the 09:35 service fro York to Reading has been cancelled
  • the 09:59 service from Doncaster to Reading had been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Watch: Friday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

There's going to plenty of sunshine around today with temperatures up to 19C in places.

Overnight it should stay dry with temperatures getting down to about 7C.

Police appeal after buzzard shot in East Yorkshire

A protected bird of prey has been injured after being shot in East Yorkshire.

The x-ray of a shot bird
Humberside Police

The buzzard was found injured on the B1246 between Kilnwick Percy Hill top and Warter village near Pocklington on 16 August.

Humberside Police believe it may have been shot earlier that day.

Vets later removed two shotgun pellets from its body.

The bird has since been nursed back to full health.

The buzzard
Humberside Police

Buzzards and other birds of prey are protected from persecution by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, making it an offence to intentionally kill or injure one.

Offenders face up to six months in jail or an unlimited fine.

'Thousands of drinkers harming own health' - Charity

More than 67,000 people living in East Yorkshire are drinking to the point that it's a risk to their health, according to a local charity.

A woman with a glass of wine
Peter Forest/Getty Images

Hull's Alcohol and Drug Service says not all alcoholics are "dishevelled and disruptive" and it's a problem that's affecting many "middle class" people.

The charity says it wants to change the perceptions of alcoholics to make it easier for people to realise they have a problem.

Planning permission granted for £200m tube train plant

Planning permission has been granted for a £200m train manufacturing site in Yorkshire which could create almost 1,000 jobs.

A planned factory in Goole

The 67-acre Siemens facility at Goole, which has been approved by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, will be used to build trains for the London Underground.

Siemens was awarded a £1.5bn contract in June to make 94 trains to run on the Piccadilly line from 2023.

tube train
Transport for London

Copter pilot's action avoids drone near-miss 'disaster'

A drone being flown within 3m of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) helicopter almost caused the "most unthinkable disaster", the charity has said.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Yorkshire Air Ambulance

The helicopter was returning to the YAA base at Nostell Air Support Unit near Wakefield at about 18:50 yesterday when the pilot had to avoid a "direct collision".

The drone was being flown at about 1,300ft, which is more than three times the legal limit for operators, according to the YAA.

Steve Waudby, YAA chief pilot, said: “We cannot stress enough the seriousness of what happened last night. The consequences don’t bear thinking about if a direct strike had occurred.

"Whether the operator is aware or not, they have put the lives of our crew in extreme danger."

YAA staff had spent most of yesterday working with the Civil Aviation Authority creating a drone awareness film, the charity added.

'Super prison' plans expected to get go-ahead

A new "super prison" for East Yorkshire is expected to be given the go-ahead later despite more than 2,500 people objecting to the plan.

The super prison
Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice wants to build a new £91m Category C jail capable of housing more than 1,400 male prisoners on land adjacent to the existing high-security prison in Full Sutton.

Many people living nearby say they're concerned about an increase in traffic.

Category C prisons are training and resettlement prisons, which allow inmates the opportunity to integrate back into the community on release.

The plans are due to go before East Riding of Yorkshire Council's planing committee this afternoon.

Woman dies after car and van collide in East Yorkshire

A woman has died in hospital after a head-on crash involving a car and a van in East Yorkshire yesterday morning.


A silver Renault Clio and a Ford Transit van collided at about 07:30 on the B1248 Station Road between Lund and Bainton.

The woman, who was a passenger in the Clio, was taken to hospital but later died from her injuries.

The driver of the Clio, also a woman, suffered serious injuries, though they are not thought to be life-threatening.

Four men who were travelling in the van were not injured.

Any witnesses to the crash are asked to get in touch with Humberside Police.

Watch: Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

There should be some decent sunny spells today for most of us though there may be a few showers on higher ground.

Temperatures could get up to about 23C in places:

Watch: Wednesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's a very mild start to the day with a few outbreaks of rain in places.

This afternoon there could be one or two isolated showers but for most of us it'll be dry with temperatures up to 21C.

Free bus from Sheffield to Bridlington to boost tourism

Holidaymakers are being offered free bus travel to an East Yorkshire seaside resort in a bid to boost tourism outside of summer.

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The bus will ferry 48 people more than 80 miles from Sheffield to Bridlington for a weekend in October.

The idea has come from businesses in Bridlington which are keen to promote the town out of season.

If successful, it is hoped the "Brid Bus" will be available from other cities and towns.

Kerry Carruthers, chief executive of Yorkshire Coast Business Improvement District, said Sheffield was chosen to trial the project after research showed many people in the city wanted to visit the resort.

Energy systems worked 'in line with design' during outage

A technical report into last month's major power cut - which was partly due to a failure at the Hornsea offshore wind farm - says energy network protection systems worked "in line with their design".

Power lines
PA Media

However, National Grid says security standards should be reviewed to determine if higher levels of resilience would be appropriate.

Lightning strikes caused Hornsea and Bedfordshire's Little Barford gas power station to experience independent outages.

The scale of the loss meant that the level of back-up power required under regulations wasn't enough to cover things.

Military personnel in field gun pull fundraiser

Members of the armed services have joined together to take part in a charity trek that will arrive in East Yorkshire later.

Servicemen and women with the gun
Military vs Cancer

Servicemen from the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Army have joined forces to pull a half-ton field gun 330 miles from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire to the Clyde naval base in Scotland.

It's being done to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.

They are due in Drax, near Goole, this evening and will set off on Wednesday morning for Bramham.

Watch: Tuesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

It will be a fairly pleasant day today with highs of about 19C.

However, overnight the cloud will thicken and rain will move in from the west.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Tuesday morning, most services appear to be running to time.


  • The 08:20 service from Bradford Interchange to Leeds is running about 28 minutes late
  • The 08:21 service from Leeds to Scarborough is running about 25 minutes late
  • The 08:31 service from Bradford Forster Square to Leeds has been cancelled
  • The 08:47 service from York to Burley Park has been cancelled
  • The 08:47 service from York to Scarborough is running about 22 minutes late

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

M62 fatal crash victim named

A woman who died in a crash on the M62 last week has been named as 51-year-old Karen McDonagh from East Yorkshire.

Karen McDonagh
West Yorkshire Police

It follows a crash between a lorry, a vehicle transporter and two cars at about 10:40 on Thursday on the eastbound carriageway of the motorway near Huddersfield.

Ms McDonagh, from Goole, was a driver of one of the cars.

A 47-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, has been released under investigation.

Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with dash camera footage to come forward.

Missing teenager found 'safe and well'

A 17-year-old boy who was reported missing from Hull overnight has been found "safe and well", say Humberside Police.

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Man dies after East Yorkshire crash

A motorcyclist has died in hospital more than a week after a crash on an East Yorkshire road.

A police officer's jacket

It's reported that the male rider crashed with a silver car on the A1034 Market Weighton Road on Sunday 1 September.

The 44-year-old man has since died in hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the initial crash.

Watch: Monday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's a mild and cloudy start to the day with some outbreaks of rain.

That rain will be heavy in places to begin with but should fade through the afternoon.

Temperatures of about 13C to 15C:

Yorkshire's Monday weather forecast

BBC Weather

This morning will be cloudy, cool and damp with rain and drizzle at times.

The rain will ease in the afternoon, but it will stay cloudy and cool.

Through this evening and tonight it will become largely dry with cloud breaking to give a few clearer intervals:

Weather graphic

Dash camera appeal after woman dies in M62 crash

Police investigating yesterday's fatal crash on the M62 have issued an appeal for dashcam footage of the incident.

The crash scene
Gaz Taylor

A 51-year-old woman, from Goole, died when the VW Passat she was driving collided with a lorry, a car transporter and another car.

It happened at about 10:45 on the M62 eastbound near junction 23 and resulted in the carriageway being closed for about eight hours.

West Yorkshire Police said a 47-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving has been released under investigation.

Anybody with dashcam footage of the crash is asked to get in touch with the force.

Birdwatching bonanza gets under way in East Yorkshire

One of the biggest birdwatching events in Europe starts in East Yorkshire today.

A song thrush being tagged
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The annual Spurn Migration Festival sees birds being caught in nets so they can be identified, weighed and catalogued before being released again.

At least 300 people are expected to attend the event.

'Nail in the coffin' as 85 jobs go at Hull bathroom firm

Unions have criticised plans by a company which produces bathrooms in Hull to close its manufacturing site in the city and move production to Egypt, with the loss of 85 jobs.

The site in Hull

Ideal Standard, which has been in the city since 1936, says the decision was not taken lightly and it's not a reflection of the work force in Hull.

But, the GMB trade union has called the move "another nail in coffin" for UK manufacturing.

Dave Oglesby, GMB organiser, said: "The lack of investment in the site over recent years has had a major impact.

"Ideal Standard's loyal staff have worked hard to help build the company up. Now Ideal Standard are happy to send their jobs down the plughole."

The firm's managing director, Stephen Ewer, said the company understood it was difficult news for everyone involved, but customer service would stay in the city.

Mr Ewer said: "This proposal is not related to the quality of work or the skilled people in our Hull manufacturing site and we will work with those affected to minimise the impact as much as possible."

Ideal Standard to close Hull factory with loss of 85 jobs

Ideal Standard is planning to close its factory in Hull with the loss of 85 jobs.

Ideal Standard Hull

The firm said it intends to move production of its baths to a factory in Egypt, but would maintain a presence in the city.

Dave Oglesby, from the GMB union, said the closure would affect other business and the wider community.

He said: "Ideal Standard's loyal staff have worked hard to help build the company up. Now Ideal Standard are happy to send their jobs down the plughole."

A spokesperson for Ideal Standard said: "The decision to start this process was not taken lightly and is the result of a continuous evaluation of our global manufacturing footprint to ensure we operate as efficiently as possible."

He added that "key business functions such as customer service will remain in the city".

Dementia challenge launched for developers

Developers, designers and technology enthusiasts are being challenged to come up with ideas to help support people living with dementia.

Two people sit on chairs
Will Oliver/Getty Images

It's part of the Humber Care Tech Challenge and the winners will get support from mentors at Amazon, the University of Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Their ideas could be developed into a commercial product to help people with dementia.

An event is being held at the university today to look at the challenges faced by people living with dementia ahead of the competition next month.

BreakingWoman dies in M62 crash

A woman has died in a crash involving several vehicles on the M62, police have confirmed.

An air ambulance at the scene
Chris Hardman

The incident happened at about 10:40 on the eastbound carriageway between Junctions 22 and 23 near Huddersfield.

West Yorkshire police said a 51-year-old woman from the Humberside area was killed in the crash.

A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

The road is expected to remain closed for some time.

Hull MP welcomes change to school uniform guidance

A Hull MP says her school uniform campaign has been a success after it was agreed that national guidance would be amended.

School children walking down a corridor
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Emma Hardy, Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle, encouraged the recycling of old and unwanted school uniform after hearing that parents were having to go hungry to cover the cost of new uniform.

She said the RE:uniform scheme had provided more than 500 Hull families with clothing for the new school year.

The Labour politician yesterday presented her findings on the "ruthless" school policy of requiring branded uniform to Lord Agnew and the Education Select Committee.

She said: "I am delighted that Lord Agnew has agreed to amend national guidance so that families may be better able to shop around and buy more affordable, unbranded uniform for their children

“This is a great victory for all families in my home town of Hull and for all families across the UK," she added.

Thursday's Yorkshire weather forecast

Today will be mainly fine with a good deal of sunshine, although it will stay cool and breezy.

Cloud could build in the middle of the day with the chance of a few showers.

This evening will initially be dry and sunny, however cloud is expected to thicken ahead of a windy night with outbreaks of rain expected after midnight:

BBC weather graphic

Free parking for East Yorkshire's Christmas shoppers

Weekend parking in the run-up to Christmas is to remain free in East Yorkshire as the county council looks to get more people shopping locally.

A car park in Beverley

Council-run car parks in East Yorkshire have been free for the four weekends up to Christmas Day for the past 11 years.

Now, senior councillors have approved keeping it that way for the next three years.

Signs will help motorists know which car parks are offering the no-charge parking.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Wednesday morning, most services appear to be running on time.


  • The 08:39 Leeds to Newcastle service has been cancelled
  • The 09:12 York to Blackpool North service has been cancelled
  • The 09:35 Doncaster to Sheffield service has been cancelled

For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Help from above: Police drones take to the skies

Drones are to be used by Humberside Police officers responding to emergency calls, it's been confirmed.

A drone
Humberside Police

The aircraft have already been used by Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, but will now be shared with the police.

Fitted with high definition and thermal imaging cameras, they will be used to help search for missing people or in major incidents, according to the police force.

Last chance to claim £1m Lottery win

It's the final day today for someone in East Yorkshire to claim their £1m Lottery win.

Two champagne flutes
PA Media

The unknown ticket holder matched five balls and the bonus ball in the draw on Wednesday 6 March.

National Lottery operator Camelot says people can claim their prize within six months.

If the money isn't claimed by the end of today, it'll instead go towards the Lottery's charitable projects.

Man charged over 10 separate offences in two-week period

A man from Bridlington has been charged with 10 separate offences, all committed in the last two weeks, say police.

Hull Magistrates Court

Jason Wilkinson, 33, of Meadow Road in the town, is accused of stalking a woman, possessing a knife, assaulting a police officer and criminal damage to a police vehicle.

He's also charged with theft from a supermarket, common assault, criminal damage at The Parade pub, robbery of a bottle of methadone, damaging a mobile phone and the theft of cash.

He's due to appear before Hull Magistrates' Court later.