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Police call for new powers to deal with protests
Police need new powers to deal with protests such as those taking place around Brexit and climate change, a senior Scotland Yard officer has warned.
Giving evidence to the parliamentary Human Rights Committee, Commander Adrian Usher, head of the Metropolitan Police’s protection command, said it should not be enough for a protest to be “peaceful” to be considered lawful.
He said the police would conduct a review of the tactics used to deal with recent protests – including Extinction Rebellion, which brought parts of London and other cities to a halt – and he expected it would recommend legal change was needed.
Bride and groom ‘overwhelmed’ as wedding guests make incredible gesture
A bride and groom were overwhelmed after they invited guests to donate to a cancer unit instead of buying wedding gifts.
Kim and Paul Mankel wanted to make a difference to the oncology unit at Castle Hill Hospital’s Queen’s Centre, where the bride was treated for thyroid cancer two years ago.
The groom’s late mum had also been cared for by a dedicated team of doctors and nurses at the Cottingham centre, making it a cause close to their hearts.
Hull trial hears woman ‘sexually assaulted by taxi driver after night at Piper’
A woman was sexually assaulted by a taxi driver who picked her up outside Hull’s Piper Club, a court heard.
The complainant, who gave evidence from behind a screen on Wednesday, told Hull Crown Court she was groped by Binu Boniface while he was taking her to buy chips from Khan Pizza in Princes Avenue, west Hull, in the early hours of August 13, 2017.
Mr Boniface, 47, of Buttermere Close, west Hull, is on trial and denies sexual assault.
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Mum of seriously ill Jack, 5, launches JustGiving page to pay the bills
A mum-of-three who gave up her job to care for her seriously ill son has launched a JustGiving page to help her family with living expenses.
Gemma Howarth and her partner Paul Briggs have been constantly in and out of hospital with their five-year-old son Jack Briggs due to his complex healthcare needs that threaten his life.
The Conservative backbench 1922 Committee has decided not to change rules which require a 12-month delay between confidence votes in the party leader, meaning Theresa May cannot be challenged until December.
Hull internet provider KCOM set to be sold in deal worth more than £500m
Hull internet provider KCOM looks set to be bought in a deal worth more than £500m.
The broadband giant, which recently completed its Lightstream rollout across the city, received the offer from Humber Bidco Ltd – a subsidiary of the Universities Superannuation Scheme.
The offer of 97p per share – totalling £504m – is being recommended for approval by KCOM’s shareholders.
Police appeal to find wanted man
Appeal for help to find wanted man Anthony Hopkins from Hull. We would like to speak to him in connection with a burglary at an address on Lambert St, Hull on Fri 19 Apr. If you know where he is please call 101 quoting 16/49313/19 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. pic.twitter.com/IMEG6FRDbU
— Humberside Police (@Humberbeat) April 24, 2019
The face of Hull city centre could soon look totally different with plans for 3 major projects
Hull is a city built on its rich maritime past with many of its grandest streets created with the money from trade, whaling and fishing.
From the humble Ferriby boats hollowed out of tree trunks in 1800BC to the thriving port today, the sea courses through the city’s veins.
After the incredible success of City of Culture, the council is determined the legacy remains strong and investment continues.
Trump sparks new row over UK spying allegations
GCHQ – Britain’s electronic espionage agency – has dismissed fresh claims it spied on Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign as “utterly ridiculous”.
The US president highlighted a claim by a former CIA analyst that British intelligence assisted the administration of Barack Obama by spying on his 2016 run for the White House.
In a trademark tweet, Mr Trump added: “WOW! It is now just a question of time before the truth comes out, and when it does, it will be a beauty!”
However GCHQ responded by referring to a statement it issued when similar allegations surfaced in 2017 dismissing the claim it was asked to conduct “wiretapping” against the then president elect as “nonsense”.
Sneak in burglaries
Humberside Police have issued another warning about sneak-in burglaries following a suspect in Anlaby Common taking advantage of an unlocked door to carry out a burglary.
It happened at a house on Nunburnholme Park on Saturday 14 April.
A man came into the property around 3.30am and took a black River Island handbag containing a purse, bank cards, expensive make-up, a Pandora necklace, and an ID badge.
The woman who was in the house woke up and scared the man off before he could take anything else.
He’s been described as white, 5 feet 11, of medium build, with red cheeks with wrinkles and veins on his face. He had slight stubble and blue eyes.
He was wearing a dark coloured beanie hat with blonde or light brown hair poking out, all dark clothing and a rain coat with a hood.
Do you have any information regarding this? If so, contact police on 101 quoting log 106 of April 14.
- Heavy traffic on A15 Humber Bridge Northbound from A1077 Ferriby Road to A164 (Humberfield Roundabout). In the roadworks area. A lane closure is in place for ongoing works.
- A164 busy but moving at B1232 Beverley Road (Toby Carvery roundabout).
- A63 Castle Street and Roger Millward Way outbound busy but moving at A1079 Ferensway (Mytongate roundabout).
- Usual congestion on A1165 Great Union Street around A165 Clarence Street.
Tragedy as young dad Jake Patchett killed in crash on 50-mile detour to favourite KFC
A Hull man, who was a champion darts player, died in a car crash as he took 50-mile round trip to his favourite KFC restaurant.
Jake Patchett, 23, of Melrose Street, died after the car he was in with girlfriend and her two-year-old daughter, left the road near Elsham in North Lincolnshire and struck a tree.
He was taking a long diversion along a country road as his young family headed back from a trip to Bridlington.
SNP leader calls for another independence referendum
Scots should be given the opportunity to vote again on independence before the next Holyrood elections in 2021, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said.
Calls for resignations after Sri Lanka bombings
Sri Lanka’s president has asked for the resignations of the country’s defence secretary and national police chief after the Easter bombings.
Police issue new statement on Libby Squire investigation
Police investigating the death of Hull student Libby Squire have released a short update as they continue with their attempts to find out what happened to the 21-year-old.
Four arrested as almost 100 wraps of Class A drugs are seized by police
Police have arrested four people and seized nearly 100 wraps of Class A drugs from a house near Spring Bank.
Officers searching for a wanted man observed a property in Hutt Street before following a man to a tenfoot near Collingwood Street.
After he met up with another man, the officers followed the pair to a property near Spring Bank where they were detained and nearly 100 wraps of suspected class A drugs, cash and mobile phones were seized.
Both were arrested on suspicion of possessing a class A drug with intent to supply.
Officers checked the property on Spring Bank where another two men were found and also arrested for being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs.
Tests are under way on the drugs seized to ascertain what they are. All four men have been bailed to appear at a police station in August.
Updates as police attend incident in east Hull
A cordon has been put up around a shop in east Hull.
No decision made on Huawei 5G network
Digital Minister Margot James has stamped on reports that the Prime Minister has given the go-ahead for controversial Chinese firm Huawei to work on the UK’s 5G network.
It had been suggested that Theresa May had opened the door to the Chinese telecoms giant to help build Britain’s new 5G network despite warnings of the potential threat to national security.
She said: “In spite of Cabinet leaks to the contrary, final decision yet to be made on managing threats to telecoms infrastructure.”
Met Office thunderstorm warning issued for this afternoon
A yellow warning has been issued for our area.
It has been put in place for between 1pm and 9pm with temporary disruption on the roads and rails possible, as well as “possible damage” to buildings.
Appeal launched to find wanted man
Police have released the picture of a man they want to find in connection with burglaries in Hull and Essex.
Robert Anthony Brindley, 43, is from Basildon and is being sought by Humberside Police
Man dies after car hits tree on A614 near Middleton-On-The-Wolds
A man has died after his car ploughed into a tree on a major road through the East Riding.
The driver was near Middleton-On-The-Wolds on Tuesday evening when red Seat Leon left the road near the East Yorkshire village.
Sri Lanka attack death toll rises
The death toll from the Easter suicide bombings in Sri Lanka has risen to 359 and more suspects have been arrested, police in Colombo have said.
Islamic State has claimed responsibility and released images that purported to show the seven bombers who blew themselves up at three churches and three hotels on Sunday.
‘We will always love you Daddy:’ Heartbreaking tributes left at scene of Cavendish Road crash
Poignant tributes to two men killed in a tragic collision in Cavendish Road have been left on the tree stump they crashed into on Easter Monday.
The east Hull road was closed for several hours on Monday after a devastating crash which took the lives of Rikki-Lee Woods, 26, and Glen Hilton, 27.
Latest on delays around Hull and East Yorkshire
- Humber Bridge: Very slow traffic on A15 Humber Bridge Northbound from A1077 Ferriby Road to A164 (Humberfield Roundabout). In the roadworks area. A lane closure is in operation.
- Holderness Road: Usual slow traffic on A165 Holderness Road inbound from Ings Road (The Crooked Billet) to A1033 Mount Pleasant (The Mount Retail Park).
- Castle Street: Usual slow traffic on A63 Castle Street and Roger Millward Way outbound at A1079 Ferensway (Mytongate roundabout). Travel time is six minutes.
- Clive Sullivan Way: Slow traffic on A63 Clive Sullivan Way and Hessle Road inbound before A1079 Ferensway (Mytongate Roundabout). Travel time is six minutes.
- Beverley Road: Queuing traffic on A1079 Beverley Road around Clough Road / Cottingham Road junction. Travel time is 16 minutes.
- Beverley: Usual congestion on A164 in both directions at A1079 (Jocks Lodge).
- Willerby: A164 busy but moving at B1232 Beverley Road (Toby Carvery roundabout).
- Great Union Street: Usual congestion on A1165 Great Union Street around A165 Clarence Street.
‘Heavy traffic’ causing delays around the city
‘Furious’ Hull woman told to pay almost £500 or face losing father’s grave
A Hull mum says she has been left “furious” after being told she could lose the grave where her father and auntie are buried.
Paula Burnett, 54, visits her father’s ashes in the cemetery at Chanterlands Avenue Crematorium but is “scared to death” that the physical items at the grave will be removed.
Search is on for next Bank of England governor
Chancellor Philip Hammond is launching the search for the next Governor of the Bank of England to replace Mark Carney when he stands down next January, the Treasury has announced.
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