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Cannabis factory worth £1m found in East Yorkshire village

Police have found a cannabis factory worth about £1m in an East Yorkshire village.

Cannabis factory
Humberside Police

Officers discovered a "huge haul" of almost 2,000 cannabis plants in East Cowick, near Snaith, on Friday.

Humberside Police say the plants, which were discovered after a warrant was executed on Thorne Road, "will now be safely disposed of".

Vi Nguyen, 42, of no fixed abode, appeared at Hull Magistrates Court yesterday charged with being concerned in the production of cannabis and has been remanded into custody.

East Yorkshire MP 'delighted' by Boris Johnson win

The MP for Beverley and Holderness has said he's "delighted" after Boris Johnson was named the new leader of the Conservative Party.

Graham Stuart posted on Twitter after Theresa May's successor was announced earlier today:

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BreakingBoris Johnson elected new Conservative leader

Boris Johnson is the new Conservative leader and is set to be the UK's next prime minister following the contest to succeed Theresa May.

Boris Johnson
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Mr Johnson will officially become prime minister on Wednesday.

A former mayor of London, Mr Johnson was seen as the clear favourite, although a number of senior figures have said they will not serve under him.

Mrs May will officially tender her resignation to the Queen on Wednesday afternoon after taking part in her final Prime Minister's Questions.

Mr Johnson is expected to take office shortly afterwards, following an audience at Buckingham Palace.

Men 'punch' woman in wheelchair in Bridlington

A woman in a wheelchair was attacked by a group of men in Bridlington who punched her and tried to tamper with her medical equipment, police say.

Police uniform
BBC

The double amputee was approached by four men on Gypsey Road in Bridlington at about 21:15 on Friday 12 July, police say.

Humberside Police say they want to hear from a group of teenage boys who were passing by at the time and may have witnessed the "distressing" incident.

Graffiti artists transform East Yorkshire prison yard

An exercise yard at an East Yorkshire prison has been transformed by local graffiti artists who've spray painted designs all over the walls.

Graffiti at HMP Humber
HMP Humber

Hull graffiti collective Spray Creative worked with inmates at HMP Humber in South Cave to paint plants, birds and slogans around the yard.

Graffiti at HMP Humber
HMP Humber

One design says: "The beauty of life is while we can't undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change."

Graffiti at HMP Humber
HMP Humber

Writing on Twitter, HMP Humber staff said the designs had "transformed a boring wing yard into a colourful, bright environment".

Graffiti at HMP Humber
HMP Humber

Inmates at the prison also took part in a workshop programme and reportedly "loved the engagement and learning new skills".

Spray Creative members, who also painted the walls of the visits hall, have thanked the prison for the opportunity and said it had been a "great project".

Dumped litter 'goes up by 20% on Yorkshire coast'

The amount of litter dumped on the Yorkshire coast has gone up by nearly 20% since last year, it's been claimed.

A bucket full of rubbish
BBC

The warning comes from the Marine Conservation Society and is based on information from its team of volunteers.

The organisation monitors beaches around the country and says the amount of plastic ending up in the sea off the Yorkshire coast is continuing to go up and is at its highest ever level across the UK.

Paul Parry
BBC

The Marine Conservation Society says "a lot of the things we find are related to fast food industries".

The society is expected to raise concerns with councillors in Scarborough later today.

Crash on M62 near Goole causes delays

There are delays on the roads this afternoon after a crash on the M62 near Goole.

Police uniform
BBC

Humberside Police says there'll be a lengthy closure of two lanes of the eastbound carriageway on the motorway.

Drivers have been asked to avoid the area and use alternative routes if possible.

Driffield man to bike length of UK in memory of friend

A man from Driffield is aiming to bike the length of Britain in memory of a friend who died from a brain tumour.

John O'Groats
Geograph/Bob Jones

Edwin Maund is riding from Land’s End to John O’Groats (pictured) to raise money for the Brain Tumour Research charity.

It comes after a colleague he worked with at East Riding of Yorkshire Council died last year at the age of 63.

Coastguard rescues jet ski riders off Hornsea coast

Riders on board a jet ski had to be rescued yesterday after failing to return to the boat launch in Hornsea.

The coastguard
HM Coastguard Hornsea

They were found on the beach close to Skirlington and taken back in a lifeboat and checked over by paramedics as a precaution.

The coastguard is urging people to have a way of calling for help if they go out in the water.

Stanley Metcalf: Police call for air gun surrender

A police officer has encouraged members of the public to surrender their air guns after a six-year-old boy was fatally shot with an unlicensed air rifle.

Stanley Metcalf
Humberside Police

Stanley Metcalf died after being hit by an air gun pellet at Sproatley, near Hull, last July.

Writing on Twitter, Humberside Police's special operations chief inspector for firearms and marine policing James Glanfield said "such tragic events highlight the danger of any firearms".

He said: "You can surrender any air weapons at our police stations and I would strongly recommend doing so to avoid this happening again to another family."

His comments come on the eve of a fortnight-long national gun amnesty with police forces across the country urging people to hand in their unwanted guns and items of ammunition.

Warning for patients as Hull GPs hit by IT problems

GP practices in Hull are currently facing severe IT problems with being patients asked to call ahead of appointments to check they're still going ahead.

PA Media
PA Media/Anthony Devlin

The technical problems mean practices aren’t able to access their clinical system, meaning appointments can’t be booked and prescriptions can't be ordered.

However, patients with a nominated pharmacy may be able to order prescriptions through them.

Members of the public without appointments today are asking to avoid making any non-urgent calls.

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group says it will provide more information as they get it.

Calls for hourly direct train between Goole and Leeds

Chris Arundel

BBC Radio Humberside

Transport bosses have called for Goole to get a direct hourly train service to Leeds.

Goole railway station
Geograph/Jonathan Clitheroe

At present there are just two direct trains per day, but Transport for the North says that's not enough.

The transport body wants the frequent Leeds to Knottingley service to be extended to Goole via a little-used section of track via Rawcliffe and Snaith.

The plan is being backed by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, which says it's easily achievable with little impact on existing services.

Currently, Goole passengers wanting to get to Leeds have to go via Brough but the direct trains would be quicker and the price of a single ticket would fall from around £22 to £13.

Watch: Friday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

There's gong to be some very heavy and persistent today with the chance of a few rumbles of thunder.

Temperatures will reach 21C in places:

Yorkshire's weather: Widespread showers

BBC Weather

Today will be mainly cloudy and wet with outbreaks of rain spreading from the south-west.

The rain is likely to be heavy at times, perhaps with the odd rumble of thunder.

A weather graphic
BBC

Through this evening and tonight, outbreaks of rain will gradually ease and it should become drier later on, perhaps with a few clear intervals.

Stanley Metcalf death: Peace garden opens at Hull school

A peace garden in memory of a-six-year-old boy who was shot dead by his great-grandfather has opened at his school in Hull.

Stanley Metcalf
BBC

Stanley Metcalf died in hospital after he was shot in the abdomen by a pellet on 26 July.

The garden was partly designed by his friends at St Mary’s Queen of Matyrs.

The peace garden
BBC

It features a picture of Stanley along with the words, "When it rains, look for rainbows, when it's dark, look for stars".

An image of a dove
BBC

Albert Grannon, 78, of Church Lane, Sproatley, was jailed for three years at Sheffield Crown Court after admitting manslaughter and possessing an air rifle without holding a firearms certificate.

Beverley plane crash: Pilot not qualified for night flight

A light aircraft pilot who died alongside his passenger when he crashed near Beverley Airfield was not qualified to fly at night, an investigation has found.

A light aircraft crashed
BBC

The 76-year-old pilot and his passenger died when his Cessna F172 Skyhawk crashed on farmland near the airport at about 18:30 on 10 October.

He was flying from Scotland to Beverley in October but was delayed because of technical problems, meaning he would have to land in the dark.

An investigation by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch found the pilot didn't hold a licence for night flying.

The report also found the pilot was attempting to land after asking a friend to light up the airfield using his car's headlights.

Watch: Thursday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

There's a risk of some isolated showers today but it will stay dry for most with temperatures of up to 23C.

Welcome to Yorkshire: Peer calls for board to resign

A tourism body's board should resign after "damning and breathtaking" reports were published into the running of the company, a peer said.

Gary Verity
BBC

The two Welcome to Yorkshire (WtY) reports say expenses claims were made without receipts and staff felt unable to speak out about bad behaviour.

Lord Paul Scriven said "fundamental change" was needed to regain its reputation.

A WtY spokesman said: "Where we have let people down, we are truly sorry."

The company, which receives over £1m in public funding a year, set up the independent investigations after its former boss Sir Gary Verity (pictured) resigned in March.

One investigation, carried out by accountancy firm BDO, considered expenses claims made by all WtY staff over a three-year period.

The other, completed by Clarion Solicitors, investigated culture, governance procedures and management.

Lord Scriven said: "These reports are damning and also breathtaking, it shows that Welcome to Yorkshire had no governance at the top, no financial control.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

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

  • The 08:47 service from York to Scarborough is running about 11 minutes late

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

Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Early cloud and rain is expected to clear this morning.

The afternoon will be dry with sunny spells and a light wind.

It'll be dry with some late sunny spells this evening:

weather graphic
BBC

Man who went missing from Beverley found 'safe and well'

A man who went missing from the Beverley area on Sunday has been found "safe and well" by police.

Humberside Police thanked everyone who had shared an appeal to find Barrington Deyes, 41.

Arrest as woman with dementia punched on Bridlington trip

A man has been arrested after a woman with dementia, who was on a trip to Bridlington, was punched in the face while wearing a badge saying "I have Alzheimer's please be patient".

Joy Watson
PA Media

The 56-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with the incident in a layby near to Bracey Bridge, in which Joy Watson, 61, suffered a broken eye socket.

Mrs Watson, of Eccles, Salford, claimed a man had attacked her at the side of the A164 on Sunday 7 July, after she told him he was mistreating his dog.

A man, from Wakefield, has been arrested on suspicion of section 18 GBH and has been released under investigation.

Bomb disposal deal with 'suspicious object' in Hornsea

An East Yorkshire beach is back open today after bomb disposal experts well called on Tuesday to deal with a "suspicious object".

The "suspicious object"
Hornsea Coastguard

The corner of South Promenade and Sands Lane, in Hornsea, was cordoned off yesterday after a member of the public found the suspected ordnance and put it on top of a bin.

Bomb disposal van
BBC

Army explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) specialists attended the scene and removed the item for safe disposal.

A soldier with the item
BBC

A spokesman for the Coastguard said the area is close to a former RAF bombing range and it was possible the item had been washed ashore by the sea.

Swine dysentery concerns disrupt Driffield Show

The Driffield Show has cancelled its pig section after a case of swine dysentery was confirmed nearby.

Pig tent
BBC

This big marquee will now remain empty with organisers saying the "difficult" decision "has not been taken lightly".

In a statement on the Driffield Show website organisers said the decision was made consultation with vets after an outbreak of the bacterial disease in a neighbouring area.

There are also special measures in place after a local case of Equine Flu and documentation confirming vaccinations must be provided before horses are unloaded at the show.

Last week, pig classes at the Great Yorkshire Show were also cancelled as a "precaution" after one of the animals fell ill at a recent show, although tests later came back negative.

Watch: Wednesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's going to be another warm and sunny day with temperatures up to 24C, though we may see a scattering of showers in places.

Overnight it will turn cloudy with showery outbreaks.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

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

  • the 09:03 service from York to Newcastle is running about 12 minutes late
  • the 09:06 service from Sheffield to Adwick has been cancelled
  • the 09:30 service from Doncaster to London Kings Cross has been cancelled

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

Yorkshire's weather: Cloudy with light rain later

BBC Weather

It will be dry this morning with some sunny spells, although the sunshine may be rather hazy.

The afternoon will be cloudier with an increasing chance of showers developing.

There will be showers and longer spells of rain tonight, this perhaps heavy at times.

A weather graphic
BBC

Pictured: 'Suspicious object' closes East Yorkshire beach

This is believed to be the "suspicious object" which has closed part of an East Yorkshire beach.

Suspect ordnance
BBC

The corner of South Promenade and Sands Lane were cordoned off after a member of the public found the suspected ordnance and put it on top of a bin.

Suspect ordnance
BBC

A spokesman for the Coastguard said the area is close to a former RAF bombing range and it was possible the item had been washed ashore by the sea.

Police tape at the scene
BBC

He added: "We're in attendance at the moment and are seeking advice from the bomb disposal team."

Police cordon off beach after 'suspicious object' found

Part of an East Yorkshire beach has been cordoned off by police after reports of a "suspicious object" being found.

The corner of South Promenade and Sands Lane in Hornsea
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The corner of South Promenade and Sands Lane in Hornsea has been cordoned off.

The Coastguard says teams are there helping the police.

A spokesman said a member of the public found "what appears to be an ordnance and put it on top of a bin".

He said the area is close to a former RAF bombing range and it was possible the item had been washed ashore by the sea.

He added: "We're in attendance at the moment and are seeking advice from the bomb disposal team."

Police e-fit after Bridlington screwdriver attack

Police have released an e-fit after an attempted robbery in Bridlington where a man was attacked with a screwdriver.

E-fit
Humberside Police

A man was reportedly approached on Windsor Crescent on Sunday and asked for his mobile phone.

He was allegedly assaulted with a screwdriver but managed to get away, suffering what's believed to be a minor injury.

Humberside Police have now created an e-fit of a man they want to identify in connection with the incident.

Watch: Yorkshire ice cream parlour gives dogs a 'cone'

An ice cream parlour in East Yorkshire is making dog-friendly gelato.

Neil Saunders, from Pocklington, came up with a recipe that he says is easily digestible for pooches.

It's made with chicken stock which seems to have set a few tails wagging:

UK's 'worst speeder' caught doing 162mph in Yorkshire

A driver was caught travelling at 162mph on th M1 in South Yorkshire, the fastest speed recorded across the whole of the UK in 2018.

Cars speeding on a motorway
PA Media

According to figures obtained by road safety charity Brake, four of the ten fastest speeds recorded were measured on roads in Yorkshire, with one motorist caught driving 152mph in a 50mph zone on the M62.

In total 2252 motorists were caught driving at speeds in excess of 100mph by West Yorkshire Police, up from 345 the previous year.

Meanwhile, 19 motorists were caught driving at speeds in excess of 100mph by South Yorkshire Police last year and 156 in the area covered by Humberside Police.

Speed cameras on a motorway
PA Media/Andrew Matthews

North Yorkshire Police did not respond to the charity's Freedom of Information request.

Nationally, a total of 9,596 motorists were clocked doing over 100mph prompting Brake to call for anyone caught driving at this speed to be automatically banned.

Joshua Harris, director of campaigns for Brake, said: “We have to make sure these dangerous, selfish drivers are taken off our roads."

A car zooming past a speed camera
PA Media/Danny Lawson

Watch: Tuesday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's going to be a dry and fine day with plenty of sunshine.

Temperatures could reach as high as 25C in places.

Overnight it'll stay dry with temperatures dropping to about 13C.

Have you seen this man?

Police say they are "concerned" about the whereabouts of a man missing from East Yorkshire.

Barrington Deyes
Humberside Police

Barrington Deyes,41, was last seen in the Beverley area yesterday.

Humberside Police says it wants anyone who sees him or who knows where he might be to get in touch.

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, however:

  • The 08:44 service from York to Plymouth via Leeds is running about 36 minutes late
  • The 08:57 service from York to London Kings Cross is running about 25 minutes late
  • The 08:50 service from Leeds to Manchester Airport in cancelled
  • The 08:53 service from Doncaster to Birmingham New street is running about 38 minutes late
  • The 08:56 service from Doncaster to London Kings Cross is cancelled
  • The 09:23 service from Wakefield Westgate to Plymouth is running about 35 minutes late
  • The 09:24 service from Sheffield to Birmingham New Street is running about 32 minutes late

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

Yorkshire's Tuesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

It'll be a dry, warm day today with sunny spells, and the small chance of an occasional shower.

Tonight should be dry with clear periods and a little warmer than last night:

Weather graphic
BBC

Firefighters called to Hull park 10 times in one month

Firefighters have reportedly been called to a Hull park 10 times this month, after deliberate fires caused thousands of pounds worth of damage.

Damage
Karl Turner MP

Vandals are also said to have damaged children's play equipment and the outdoor gym at Barbara Robson Playing Fields in Sutton.

Damage
Karl Turner MP

Labour MP for Hull East Karl Turner is calling for the authorities to come together to find a way of tackling the anti-social behaviour issues.

Watch: Monday's forecast for Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Good morning, it's going to be a dry and fine day for most of us with temperatures reaching 23C in places:

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

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

  • The 08:52 service from York to Manchester Airport is cancelled
  • The 09:09 service from York to Liverpool Lime Street is cancelled
  • The 09:15 service from Doncaster to Leeds is cancelled
  • The 09:32 from Wakefield Westgate to Leeds is cancelled

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

Yorkshire trio's World Cup glory

Three of Yorkshire's finest have helped England's cricketers to World Cup glory.

England cricket team
PA Media

Sheffield's Joe Root and Bradford's Jonny Bairstow and Adil Rashid were part of the England team which beat New Zealand to win the men's World Cup for the first time.

Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow
PA

In an emotional and electric atmosphere at Lord's, both sides scored 241 in their 50 overs and were level on 15 when they batted for an extra over apiece.

Adil Rashid
PA Media

It meant England were crowned world champions by virtue of having scored more boundary fours and sixes - 26 to New Zealand's 17 - in the entire match.

Joe Root, pictured above in the arms of a celebrating Bairstow, said:"Wow! What a day, what a tournament.

"Everyone has done everything asked of them - we have performed under pressure."

Yorkshire's sunny Monday weather forecast

BBC Weather

It will be fine, dry and warm today, with sunny periods and only a little fair-weather cloud developing and a small chance of showers in the afternoon.

Tonight will be dry and mainly clear with light winds:

Weather graphic
BBC

Teen arrested as drugs and air rifle found in Pocklington

A teenager has been arrested after police seized drugs, cash and an air rifle in Pocklington.

Suspect drugs
Humberside Police

The 18-year-old man was arrested after police carried out a warrant at a property on The Oval, seizing what's thought to be ecstasy and cocaine.

Humberside Police found 40 tablets, a large bag of white powder, £560 in cash, electronic scales, mobile phones as well as the weapon and ammunition.

Items seized by police
Humberside Police

The suspect has been released under investigation while police probe whether there are "any connections to the supply of these drugs outside of our force area".

BAE redundancies to continue as Kuwait says no to jets

Defence giant BAE Systems is to continue with a redundancy programme to get rid of nearly 400 jobs after Kuwait terminated its interest in purchasing Hawk aircraft from the company.

The BAE Brough site
BBC

The firm announced in October 2017 that there would be 393 redundancies from its aircraft factory in Brough, which makes the Hawk training jet.

Since then 147 workers have taken voluntary redundancy, 61 people have got new jobs in different parts of the company and have been retrained while others are continuing to apply for redundancy.

The Haltemprice and Howden MP David Davis is set to meet with the Ministry of Defence to discuss securing new contracts for BAE in East Yorkshire.

He said: "I will continue to work with BAE, the unions and the government to do everything possible to secure the long-term future of the Brough site and ensure highly-skilled jobs in East Yorkshire are protected.”

Watch: Yorkshire and Lincolnshire forecast for Friday

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Hello and happy Friday!

Here's what to expect weather-wise today and further ahead.

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, however:

  • The 07:37 service from York to London Kings Cross is running about 36 minutes late
  • The 07:56 service from York to Burley Park is running about 15 minutes late

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