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  1. 'Lock doors at all times' plea following car key thefts

    People in Hull are being warned to keep doors locked at all times following a spate of car thefts linked to a series of house burglaries where thieves just stole car keys.

    Car fob in hand

    Thieves who stole BMWs, Audis and Mercedes cars from outside homes in the city often just walked in through "unlocked front or back doors", police said.

    Det Insp Simon Vickers said: In recent weeks we've had a number of cars being stolen following the house being broken into.

    "In many cases the only thing to have been stolen from inside are car keys. The keys are then used to steal the cars from outside the premises.

    "In a number of cases offenders have entered houses through unlocked front or back doors," he added.

    The Humberside force said many of the burglaries had taken place between midnight and 04:00, but some had happened "in the late afternoon as it begins to get dark".

    Officers have issued a warning to people to keep doors locked at all times rather than locking them before going to bed.

    Det Insp Simon Vickers said: People may not think to lock their doors during the early evening, but I would advise to lock your doors at all times."

  2. Hull Trains services to London restart as lockdown ends

    Hull Trains is restarting daily services to London today following the lifting of the national lockdown.

    Train travelling near Humber Bridge

    The operator had suspended its daily services to London for the second time on 5 November due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    The company previously shut down on 29 March and reopened with a reduced timetable on 21 August.

    From today it's offering services on its Paragon trains "on a limited timetable".

    The firm said tickets were going on sale for journeys up to 3 January.

    Hull Trains managing director Louise Cheeseman said: "Tickets are selling quickly for the trains running in the lead-up to Christmas, so we recommend passengers plan ahead to avoid disappointment.

    "There are alterations to our normal timetables and engineering works are taking place at King's Cross.

    "Our safety measures remain in place, which include socially distanced seats and a dedicated cleaner on every journey."

  3. Cashless future for Humber Bridge from New Year's Day

    Humber Bridge tolls will go permanently cashless from New Year's Day, it's been confirmed.

    Humber Bridge

    Drivers wanting to cross the landmark bridge over the Humber Estuary from 1 January 2021 will have to use card or mobile payments or by using what's known as a HumberTAG account.

    The move follows a decision earlier this year to temporarily dispense with cash payments for bridge crossings as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Andrew Arundel, chief operating officer at the Humber Bridge, said the move would protect customers and staff and would also ensure the bridge remained as efficient as possible.

    Mr Arundel said: "Our users have adapted during the pandemic, which we thank them for,.

    "The feedback we have received is that with the virus still around, contactless methods of payment are the preferred option."

    The move could also make crossings quicker and bridge operations more efficient, he added.

  4. Cashless future for Humber Bridge from New Year's Day

    Humber Bridge tolls will go permanently cashless from New Year's Day, it's been confirmed.

    Humber Bridge

    Drivers wanting to cross the landmark bridge over the Humber Estuary from 1 January 2021 will have to use card or mobile payments or by using what's known as a HumberTAG account.

    The move follows a decision earlier this year to temporarily dispense with cash payments for bridge crossings as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Andrew Arundel, chief operating officer at the Humber Bridge, said the move would protect customers and staff and would also ensure the bridge remained as efficient as possible.

    Mr Arundel said: "Our users have adapted during the pandemic, which we thank them for,.

    "The feedback we have received is that with the virus still around, contactless methods of payment are the preferred option."

    The move could also make crossings quicker and bridge operations more efficient, he added.

  5. Man arrested for drug offences in police raid

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of drug offences as part of a police raid in Grimsby following reports from the local community about drug dealing activity.

    Police

    The 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply Class A drugs after police raided a property in Rutland Street on Tuesday.

    Officers seized a quantity of wraps believed to be Class A drugs, drug paraphernalia, a number of mobile phones and tablets, plus a number of weapons such as knives and a sword.

    Four high value bikes suspected of being stolen were also discovered inside the address, police say.

    Inquiries are ongoing to determine where the bikes have come from and who their rightful owners are, according to Humberside Police.

    The arrested man remains in custody, the force adds.

  6. Lincolnshire's Hollie Arnold reflects on I'm a Celebrity

    Lincolnshire Paralympic gold medalist Hollie Arnold has shared her experience of being a contestant on this year's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here.

    Hollie Arnold

    Hollie, from Holton le Clay, near Grimsby, is now back in her home county after becoming the first contestant to be voted out.

    She told the BBC: "I had no idea or expectations of what it was going to be like. I said to myself, this is an amazing opportunity and youll get to meet some incredible people and just go there and enjoy it and face some fears'.

    "Instantly, I fell in love with everybody and had the best time ever. And I did face a lot of fears C I feel like Ive learned a lot about myself and I still wish I was there because I miss the guys.

    "Its such an intense moment and youre like, please dont be me - but unfortunately it was.

    It was very strange waking up the next day and not being there. Its very odd how quickly you get used to it and to the people."

    Despite being the first out, she says she hopes her family and friends are proud of her.

  7. Grimsby tip waste transformed into Christmas wonderland

    Rubbish discarded at a recycling centre in Grimsby has become a visitor attraction after being transformed by workers into a Christmas winter wonderland.

    The scene at the tip

    Staff at the Community Recycling Centre on Estuary Way created a festive scene at the site using old tyres, traffic cones and other waste.

    Employee Matty Harlow said people were visiting to "look at what we've done, they say it's like a day out".

    Among the festive scenes are Minions, characters from the Despicable Me films, made out of old tyres stacked together and painted in a Christmas theme wearing Santa hats.

    There are also snowmen, elves, Christmas trees and Father Christmas pulling a sledge.

    Will Wooliss, one of the workers who helped create the scene, said: "It's all just recycling stuff that's been brought onto the site by members of the public.

    "We've wrapped them in lights and baubles and also painted them up."

  8. Yorkshire's Wednesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    A windy and cloudy day with a band of rain moving across the region this morning.

    It'll turn bright and dry in the afternoon with only a few patches of cloud.

    Tonight will be clear at first, becoming cloudy later on with the chance of a few showers:

    Weather graphic
  9. New coronavirus tiers come into force in Yorkshire

    People across Yorkshire are waking up this morning to new coronavirus restrictions following the end of the latest England-wide lockdown.

    People in masks

    At midnight, the national lockdown ended, with new and local "tiers" being introduced instead.

    The three tiers, medium, high and very high alert, will be reviewed every 14 days, the government has said.

    In tier two, people are not allowed to mix with anyone outside their household or support bubble indoors, although they can socialise in groups of up to six outdoors.

    In tier three, people must not mix with anyone outside their household or support bubble indoors, or at most outdoor venues.

    Tier two - high alert - areas from today are:

    • York
    • North Yorkshire

    Tier three - very high alert - areas from today are:

    • East Riding of Yorkshire
    • Hull
    • South Yorkshire
    • West Yorkshire
    The tiers
  10. Yorkshire prepares for new coronavirus tiers

    People across Yorkshire are preparing for the latest england-wide coronavirus lockdown to end, with new rules expected to come into force across the county from tomorrow.

    Sheffield coronavirus sign

    At midnight, the national lockdown will end with new, local rules starting at 00:01, providing MPs vote to approve the rules later tonight.

    The three tiers, medium, high and very high alert, will be reviewed every 14 days, the government has said.

    In tier two, people are not allowed to mix with anyone outside their household or support bubble indoors, although they can socialise in groups of up to six outdoors.

    In tier three, people must not mix with anyone outside their household or support bubble indoors, or at most outdoor venues.

    Tier two - high alert - areas from Wednesday are:

    • York
    • North Yorkshire

    Tier three - very high alert - areas from Wednesday are:

    • East Riding of Yorkshire
    • Hull
    • South Yorkshire
    • West Yorkshire
    The tiers
  11. Hull Trains to restart limited services

    Hull Trains is to restart its services this week after it was forced to stop because of the second coronavirus lockdown.

    Hull Trains

    The open-access operator stopped its rail services in November due to expected passenger numbers dropping so low it wasn't financially viable.

    Hull Trains, which operates between Hull and London, also stopped running services during the first coronavirus lockdown.

    From Thursday, some services will start again as the firm anticipates more passengers as the second England-wide lockdown ends.

  12. Appeal after mother with child in pushchair attacked

    Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after three men assaulted a mother while she was out with her child in Hull.

    A police officers jacket

    The woman was walking with her young son in a pram along Laytham Grove on Tuesday 3 November at about 09:20 when she was approached by three men.

    They threatened her and then assaulted her, police say.

    Anybody who saw anything suspicious in the area at the time is being asked to get in touch with police as part of their investigation.

  13. Grantham's Hull Trains services to restart post-lockdown

    Hull Trains services between Grantham and King's Cross will restart from Thursday, it's been confirmed.

    Train run by Hull Trains

    There'll be a limited number of services in time for the Christmas period and the student travel window, the firm says.

    The operator temporarily suspended all activity during the current England-wide coronavirus lockdown which comes to an end tomorrow.

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