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  1. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 on Thursday
  2. Live updates on Wednesday 5 October 2016

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  1. Goodbye: Five things we learned today

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    Thanks for being with us today, we'll be back tomorrow from 08:00.

    In the meantime, let's look back at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning...

    1. Rembrandt comes to Hull for this first time 
    2. Fish can speak to one another
    3. People can get very excited about birds
    4. Tributes are being paid to Cleethorpes song writer Rod Temperton
    5. Government accused of absolute betrayal over steel deal
    Rembrandt
  2. Thriller songwriter Rod Temperton dies

    BBC Entertainment and Arts

    Rod Temperton, the British songwriter best known for Michael Jackson's Thriller and Rock With You, has died.

    In a statement, Jon Platt, chairman of music publisher Warner/Chappell, said Temperton died in London last week at the age of 66 following "a brief aggressive battle with cancer".

    His other songs included Off The Wall, Give Me The Night, Sweet Freedom, Always & Forever and Boogie Nights.

    "His family is devastated and request total privacy," Mr Platt said.

    Rod Temperton
  3. Listen: More than 100 people flock to see Albatross

    Andy Comfort

    BBC Radio Humberside

    There's huge excitement among birdwatchers today following the sighting of an Albatross on Flamborough Head. 

    Word of the sighting has spread like wildfire among birdwatchers who have travelled from far and wide in the hope of glimpsing the visitor. 

    Keith Clarkeson, is the manager of the RSPB's Bempton Cliffs Reserve.

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    Video caption: Birdwatchers have flocked to catch a glimpse of the Albatross.
  4. Your headlines across East Yorkshire & Humber this evening

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Here are the latest headlines for East Yorkshire and Humber:

    • There's been a sighting of an Albatross on Flamborough Head, until now only three had ever been seen in Britain
  5. Weather: A dry evening, turning cloudier by dawn

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A dry night, with increasing amounts of cloud. Moderate easterly wind, fresh along the coast. 

    Minimum temperature 8C (46F). 

    Weather graphic
  6. Watch: Woman charged with five counts of fraud

    Laura Foster

    BBC Look North

    A woman has appeared in court charged with fraudulently taking nearly £300,000 from a 102-year-old woman in Bridlington (pictured below), who she was caring for. 

    I've been at Beverley Magistrates Court today.

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    Video caption: Julie Sales fraudulently took nearly £300,000 from 102-year-old who she was caring for.
  7. Calls for David Davis to stand by his fishing claims

    Sarah Walton

    Reporter, BBC Look North

    The fishing industry should be a priority in the government's Brexit negotiations with the European Union according to one of our region's MPs.

    Great Grimsby MP Melanie Onn says the Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, David Davis, claimed the industry could recover if the UK voted to leave. 

    She's now asking him to stand by his words.

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    Video caption: MP Melanie Onn says fishing industry should be priority during Brexit negotiations.
  8. Albatross lands on Bempton Cliffs

    Chris Arundel

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Hoards of birdwatchers have flocked to Bempton Cliffs near Bridlington to try and catch a glimpse of an Albatross that has made landfall there. 

    A spokeswoman for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) said it was highly-unusual and lots of people are trying to get photographs.

    Albatross
  9. Your headlines across East Yorkshire & Humber this afternoon

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Here are the latest headlines for East Yorkshire and Humber:

    • Anger after steel contract for UK nuclear submarines goes to French firms but MoD insists some British steel will be used
    • Rod Temperton, the Cleethorpes songwriter best known for Michael Jackson's Thriller and Rock With You, has died
    • A woman has appeared in court charged with fraudulently taking nearly £300,000 from a 102-year-old woman in Bridlington
  10. Penguin chicks finally named

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    The sex has finally been discovered of the two Gentoo penguin chicks born earlier this year at The Deep in Hull.

    Parents Nessie and Shackleton produced a male chick who has been named after naturalist Sir David Attenborough. The second chick from parents Leo and Diane is female and will be named Lizzie, in honour of her Majesty The Queen.   

    Gentoo penguins
    Image caption: Attenborough (left) and Lizzie (right)
  11. Are you cod-ing me?

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    Imagine what a cod would sound like in Hull.... well that's exactly what scientists are investigating

    Apparently the seas around Britain are getting so noisy that fish species like cod and haddock have difficulty communicating with each other. 

    The researchers say if the sounds are obscured, it could affect the ability of fish to breed.

    Cod swimming
  12. Mapping project will paint picture of seabed along East coast

    Kimberley Metcalfe

    BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

    Work has begun to learn more about the seabed along the East Riding coastline.

    A seabed mapping project will be used in conjunction with data compiled in 2011, providing a complete review of what the seabed off the coastline looks like.

    This new follow up work will resurvey key sites of interest such as the sand banks off Bridlington and Spurn Point, to determine how these observed seabed features change over time. 

    Spurn point
    Quote Message: We never get to see what’s happening on the seabed and this tidal zone is where the majority of our sediment lies so it’s vitally important that we learn more about what is going on." from Neil McLachlan Senior coastal engineer
    Neil McLachlanSenior coastal engineer
  13. Weather: Cloudy but staying dry

    Alina Jenkins

    BBC Weather

    A fairly dry afternoon, variable cloud and sunny spells however, feeling cooler with a freshening SE breeze. Stronger along the coast.

    Highs of 14C (57F). 

    Weather graphic
  14. Royal Collection art works loaned to Hull Ferens Art Gallery

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC News Online

    A Rembrandt masterpiece is among five works of art from the Royal Collection being given to the Ferens Art Gallery in Hull on a five-year loan.

    The Shipbuilder and his Wife by Rembrandt van Rijn will go on show at the gallery from April during Hull's year as UK City of Culture.

    Works by Hans Holbein, Canaletto, Sir Anthony van Dyck and Queen Victoria's jewel cabinet complete the collection.

    Art work from the Royal Collection Trust
    Quote Message: We are enormously excited that the UK City of Culture year brings a painting by Rembrandt to Hull to for the first time. It's a hugely significant work painted during the artist's late twenties at which time he was at his most successful and fashionable." from Kirsten Simister Curator of art at the Ferens
    Kirsten SimisterCurator of art at the Ferens
  15. Strike date confirmed in Hull College redundancy dispute

    Gill Sennett

    BBC Radio Humberside

    A one-day strike has been announced for staff at Hull college, in response to plans which could see over 100 staff lose their jobs.

    In the new proposals 60 lecturers, members of management and other staff will be made redundant, and all three college nurseries will close by the end of the year.

    The union said that 385 jobs had been lost at the college since 2011.

    Members will walk out on Thursday 13 October.