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EU vote 'won't affect' current investment by Siemens in Hull – but may impact long term plans

Siemens has created 1,000 jobs by ploughing 400 million euros into a wind turbine blade factory on the banks of the River Humber in Hull. The company said the vote to leave the EU would not impact on current investment plans, but UK chief executive Juergen Maier said longer term expansion plans may be affected.


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The AA: Petrol prices could rise within days

Experts have warned petrol prices could rise soon. Credit: Reuters

Petrol and diesel prices could rise within days due to the plunge in the value of the pound, according to experts.

Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association, said a rise of 2.5p per litre would be expected if the US dollar continues to trade at around 1.35 to the pound.

"I would think certainly by early to middle of next week we'll see prices moving upwards", he added.

In a statement issued on Friday, the AA also predicted an increase in prices: "Assuming that current market conditions persist over the next 10-14 days, the price of petrol at some fuel stations might be expected to rise by 2.25p a litre or £1.25 a tank."

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Corbyn rejects resignation call and questions its timing

Jeremy Corbyn has rejected calls for his resignation as he questioned the timing of the vote of no confidence submitted by Dame Margaret Hodge.

The Labour leader said the intervention was inappropriate due to "massive political issues" which need to be dealt with following the Brexit result.

Jeremy Corbyn has faced criticism from within his party colleagues at Westminster for his role in the remain campaign. Credit: PA Wire

Mr Corbyn confirmed his intention to deal with the aftermath of Britain's exit as party leader.

I'm carrying on. I'm making the case for unity, I'm making the case of what Labour can offer to Britain, of decent housing for people, of good secure jobs for people, of trade with Europe and of course with other parts of the world. Because if we don't get the trade issue right we've got a real problem in this country.

– Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Man jailed for 19 years for Doncaster rapes

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for the rape and robberies of a number of women in Doncaster in 2014.

Jean Butoyi, formerly of Hyde Park, Doncaster, was jailed at Hull Crown Court , after a jury found him guilty of two counts of rape, four counts of robbery and one count of theft following a trial in May this year.

Jean Butoyi jailed for "truly horric crimes" Credit: South Yorkshire Police

The court heard how in May and June 2014, Butoyi lured two of his victims, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to an area off Thorne Road where he threatened them with violence and raped them.

One of the women was threatened with a knife and after the sexual assault, Butoyi took the contents of her handbag before leaving the scene. Butoyi was described as a 'violent and dangerous sexual offender' by the detectives who put him behind bars. Butoyi will be deported upon his release from prison.

His crimes were truly horrific and his victims have shown tremendous bravery throughout our investigation. I hope that the positive result today offers his victims some reassurance that justice has been served and hopefully gives them the closure they need to move on from this traumatic time in their lives.

– Investigating officers Detective Constables Alex Kirby and Chris Dalton


EU exit: What happens next

The news of our exit from the EU has been greeted with a mixed reaction across our region - with grim warnings from the financial sector of the impact the decision will have on our living standards.

Others though say that once the political upheaval is over - we'll be much better off. Katie Oscroft has been looking at what happens next.

Leave voter: Great Britain will be better placed to make its own decisions

Kara Terry, a pet sitter and dog walker from Lincoln, says she chose to vote Leave because she wants the UK to be able to "govern its own destiny."

Ultimately I decided to vote out in the EU Referendum, many because I believe by coming out of the EU, Great Britain will be better placed to make its own decisions, and govern its own destiny.

– Kara Terry

Hull City Council focuses on 'safeguarding investments' flowing into city

The leader of Hull City Council has released a statement saying the council is focusing on ensuring investment will continue flowing into the city after the country leaves the EU.

Following the referendum result, Hull City Council remains completely focused on safeguarding the huge investments and developments now flowing into the city.

In particular, we want to secure the long-term future of our new, green energy industries and to ensure that Hull is well placed to maximise the potential of its year as UK City of Culture.

As a major international trading port, our relationship with Europe is critical to maximising the prosperity of the city, Yorkshire and the Humber and, indeed, the UK.

Whilst we must wait to see what the timetable and negotiations around the UK’s exit will bring, we are determined, working with our businesses and other stakeholders, to do everything possible to ensure that Hull maintains the momentum of regeneration and job creation that is now happening in the city.

– Councillor Stephen Brady
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