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By Gill Sennett

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Danny McGuire in action for Hull KR

Danny McGuire scores a hat-trick as Hull KR thrash Salford to keep their Super League top eight hopes alive.

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Weather: Dry and clear night

It will remain dry through tonight with long clear spells.

A little patchy low cloud is possible.

Feeling muggy with a minimum temperature of 15C (59F).

Weather graphic.
BBC

Sport: Scunthorpe United sign Steven Humphrys

BBC Sport

Scunthorpe United have signed Fulham striker Steven Humphrys on a season-long loan.

Stephen Humphries.
BBC Sport

The 20-year-old was on loan at Rochdale in the second half of last season, making 18 appearances scoring three goals, including once against Tottenham in the FA Cup.

He could be available to face Winterton Rangers tomorrow in the Iron's first pre-season friendly.

Record number of nurses graduating in Hull

Almost 130 new doctors are set to graduate from the Hull York medical school next week.

They'll be joined by 238 new nurses at the University of Hull.

Emma Shann, year 3 nursing student.
University of Hull

It's 10 years since the first students graduated at the medical school, taking the total number of doctors trained there to 1,400.

The number of nurses graduating from the university this year is their largest ever number.

Emma Shann and David Taylor, year 3 nursing students.
University of Hull

The University of Hull says the majority of graduating nurses have already been taken on by local health services.

Hull and East Riding Hospitals Trust has offered jobs to 144 student nurses, who are qualifying this year.

Victorian chocolate goes up for sale

Its just a few weeks since 103-year-old chocolate bars fetched over £3,000 at auction in Scunthorpe.

Now a lady from London has contacted the auction house that sold it to say she has even older chocolate!

The tin of chocolate showing Queen Victoria on it and the words south Africa 1900.
Eddisons CJM Auction

So next Tuesday a 118-year-old block of chocolate that was sent by Queen Victoria to one of her soldiers fighting in the Boer War in South Africa is to go under the hammer.

Broken chocolate in the old tin.
Eddisons CJM Auction

Paul Cooper, the auctioneer at Eddisons CJM says it was part of a gift sent by Queen Victoria to cheer up her soldiers during the Boer War in 1899.

It's thought it will fetch about £200-£300.

Akin Famewo

League Two side Grimsby Town sign Luton Town defender Akin Famewo on a season-long loan deal.

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The 'Hull-timate Challenge'

Plans to help raise awareness of the risk of flooding in Hull and the East Riding are being launched today.

An assault course in Hull city center.
BBC

An obstacle challenge around Hull will take place in October.

The Hull-timate Challenge will have 10km, 7.5km and 5km routes through the city centre, as well as a 1km fun run for children.

The fountains in Queen Victoria Square with an assault course in the background.
Hull City Council

It's highlighting the threat of flooding and how to prevent it.

It's being run by Living with Water, which is a partnership between Hull City Council,East Riding Council, Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency.

They came together after the devastating floods of 2007, when thousands of homes and businesses were affected.

A collection of pictures showing streets in Hull flooded.
BBC

Although significant progress has been made, the risk of flooding remains high.

Living with Water want to raise awareness and funds through the challenge, and say their aim is to improve flood resilience across the region.

Can you help find Daniel Rutter?

Police are trying to locate a man who failed to turn up for trial.

s wanted for Daniel Rutter has been found guiltyof perverting the course of justice at Hull Crown Court, but he never turned up for his trial.

Hull Crown Court with an inset picture of Daniel Rutter.
Humberside Police

Daniel Rutter was found guilty of perverting the course of justice at Hull Crown Court in his absence, after he failed to appear.

Police are asking for your help to find him and say he has connections to Hull and Bridlington.

Defibrillator

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service says it can no longer afford to maintain the rural community devices.

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Freedom Festival 2018 line-up revealed

This year's Freedom Festival line-up has been announced and features more than 100 events.

A collage of pictures of what's on this year.
Freedom Festival

The Freedom Festival was launched in Hull back in 2007 to commemorate William Wilberforce, who helped to abolish slavery.

Hull's Freedom Festival is celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote this year.

It runs from 31 August to the 2 of September in Hull City Centre.

Football omens and portents ahead of World Cup quarter final match

Footy fans are probably seeing all sorts of omens ahead of England's World Cup quarter final match tomorrow.

We quite like this one that's surfaced on Twitter today:

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Art critic - 'Feren's should have won'

The art critic for the Sunday Times newspaper has criticised judges in the Museum of the Year competition for choosing Cornwall over Hull.

Waldemer Januszczak
BBC

Waldemer Januszczak said on Twitter Hull's Ferens Art Gallery should have won the Art Fund award last night:

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Sport: No decision over Blair - Hull KR

Hull Kingston Rovers won't make a decision if Maurice Blair will still be at the club next season until the end of the month at the earliest.

Maurice Blair.
SWPIX.COM

Rovers coach Tim Sheens won't review his overseas quota places for 2019 until then.

However, he has said Blair does bring added value because he's such a versatile player.

Wimbledon 2018: Kyle Edmund is last British player

Beverley's Kyle Edmund is the last remaining British player at this year's Wimbledon after Johanna Konta was knocked out on day four.

Kyle Edmund.
BBC Sport

He's made it through to the third round after beating the USA's Bradley Klahn in straight sets.

Edmund will play three time champion Novak Djokovic on Saturday.

Friendly match cancelled due to 'shortage' of police

The Rotherham United and Grimsby Town friendly has been cancelled because South Yorkshire Police do not have enough police officers and staff for the pre-season fixture, according to Grimsby Town.

A police officer
Getty Images

The match was due to be held on Friday 20 July, however Grimsby Town has said the game won't go ahead after advice from South Yorkshire Police.

South Yorkshire Police have been contacted for comment.

The Mariners were set to travel to the New York Stadium, but the fixture has been cancelled after Rotherham United received information from South Yorkshire Police that they do not have adequate personnel to staff the fixture."

Grimsby Town Football Club

Multi-million pound funding boost for ambulance trusts

Nearly 100 new ambulances will be added to the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire fleets as part of the NHS's 70th Birthday celebrations.

Ambulance.
BBC

Both the Yorkshire and the East Midlands Ambulance Trusts have received a £12.49m pound funding boost from the Department of Health and Social Care.

Dr Steven Dikes, deputy medical director of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, says it's a significant investment.

Child sat on his mum's knee being treated in an ambulance.
BBC

They are there for us 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so we want to make sure that in the 70th year of the NHS we're supporting them with state of the art equipment, meaning they can provide a better service to patients."

Stephen BarclayHealth Minister

The temperature's expected to rise on Hull Trains

Hull Trains is warning passenger that some of its trains could be hotter than normal today.

A Hull Train.
BBC

It's because high passenger numbers are expected as well as high temperatures.

The trains affected are:

  • 10:33 Hull - Kings Cross
  • 13:48 Kings Cross - Hull
  • 17:09 Hull - Kings Cross
  • 20:30 Kings Cross - Hull

If you're planning to use these services, you're able to travel on an alternate Hull Trains service, the company says.

There will also be free water on board.

Search under way as clothes found on Withernsea beach

The lifeboat at Withernsea has been called out after reports that items of clothing had been left on the beach.

Withernsea Lifeboat station
Google

The coastguard is also out searching the water this morning.

More details as we get them...

First of its kind care centre opens in Hull

A care centre in Hull for elderly people, which is described as the first of its kind in the country, officially opens its doors later.

A picture of the new site.
One Environments

The £9m facility, named after charity fundraiser Jean Bishop, Hull's "bee lady", is designed to keep the elderly out of hospital.

It will try and cut unnecessary hospital admissions by treating those at risk.

Ferens Gallery staff's pride at Museum of Year bid

Despite narrowly missing out on being named Museum of the Year, the curator at Hull's Ferens Art gallery says just being nominated has been great recognition.

Ferens
BBC

Kirsten Simister says gallery staff are very proud to have made it as far as they did.

Meanwhile, Simon Green, Hull Culture and Leisure's director of cultural services, says they will continue to bring world class art into the city with must-see exhibitions.

The Skin exhibition at the Ferens.
Hull City Council

Tate St Ives in Cornwall scooped the top prize, but as runner-up, the Ferens will get £10,000.

Watch: Friday's weather forecast

Want to know what the weather's going to be like today?

Here's my full forecast:

Severe disruption: M62 East Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 East Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J35 for M18 and J34 for A19 Selby.

M62 East Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J35, M18 (Langham) and J34, A19 (Selby), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Ferens Gallery misses out on top museums prize

The Ferens Art Gallery in Hull has missed out on being named Museum of the Year at a ceremony in London last night.

People queuing to get inside Ferens Art Gallery in Hull.
BBC

The gallery had a tremendous 2017 and played a prominent part in the Hull City of Culture festivities, but the award instead went to Tate St Ives in Cornwall.

As a runner-up, the gallery will win £10,000.

The other finalists for 2018 were Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Glasgow Women's Library and The Postal Museum in London.

Darnell McIntosh scores a try for Huddersfield Giants

Huddersfield Giants keep their hopes of a place in the top-eight finish alive with victory at home to Hull FC.

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Today's top stories

The top stories from across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire so far today include:

Tonight's weather forecast

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight will be dry with broken cloud.

The minimum temperature will be about 12C (54F).

There'll be a light and variable wind.

Weather graphic
BBC

Watch: What does the NHS mean to you?

Happy 70th birthday to the NHS!

Here's what the health service means to some people in northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire as it celebrates its anniversary:

BBC Weather Watchers: Time for reflection on Beverley Beck

BBC Weather Watchers

Glorious July sunshine is captured beautifully by BBC Weather Watcher Beverley Rambler.

What a great day to be by the beck!

Boats on the water
BBC/Beverley rambler

Ambulance trust can't afford to maintain life-saving kit

Towns and villages in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire which have raised thousands of pounds to have defibrillators installed are being told they're now on their own when it comes to maintaining them.

Ambulance crew approaches wall mounted
BBC

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) has withdrawn support for about 100 life-saving devices because it's not possible to cover the cost of looking after them.

Fundraisers at Hornsea Cottage Hospital say the service asked them to raise money for the defibrillators in the first place, but say a maintainence programme was never discussed.

YAS says most of the 14,000 devices in Yorkshire are maintained by local communities.

In a statement, the service says: "Unfortunately, it is not feasible for us to cover the cost and maintain of all these devices. Installing a defibrillator can be costly, with the unit itself costing between £1,000-£2,000."

Every year the battery needs to be replaced at a cost of about £200 - and each time the electrodes are used they have to be replaced at a cost of £25."

Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Woman dragged along street during Hull robbery

A 62-year-old woman has been taken to hospital after being grabbed by a robber and dragged along the floor in Hull.

Map
Google

It happened on May Tree Avenue at about 10:00 this morning when a man riding a bicycle came up behind the victim and grabbed her handbag.

The woman sustained injuries to her head, thigh, shin, feet and hands.

The man has been described as white, about 30-35 years old, skinny, about 5ft 8ins tall and wearing a dark blue tracksuit and baseball cap

He is believed to have ridden off towards James Reckitt Avenue.

A cream Radley handbag, a red Biba purse, a Samsung phone, keys and make-up were stolen in the robbery.

Multi-million pound investment for Grimsby docks

A £67m investment for Grimsby has been approved by the government.

Delegates in Grimsby
BBC

Ministers visited the port earlier to sign off the agreement.

The town deal could see more than 8,800 new jobs created and nearly 10,000 new homes built in Greater Grimsby.

This afternoon's weather

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

The dry, settled weather will continue into this afternoon with more sunshine.

Winds remaining light.

Highs of 27C (81F).

Weather graphic
BBC

Student of the year contender

Bridlington student Elland Hull (pictured) could find out today if she's the national BTEC student of the year.

Elland Hill
BBC

Elland had previously been excluded from two schools, but she's impressed tutors at East Riding college where she's studying fashion.

Today's awards ceremony takes place in London.

Rare photos of famous pop stars from the 60s go on display in a former cold war bunker.
Previously unseen images of The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix were hidden for more than 40 years.

Sand sculpture of Beverley Minster completed

This model of Beverley Minster in sand is certainly a stunning effort, and not one most of us might be able to achieve.

completed sand sculpture of Beverley Minster
BBC

This giant replica has just been finished - it has taken artist Paul Hoggard and his team 24 days to create.

It's on Flemingate, where it will stay for the foreseeable future.

At least the tide isn't going to wash this one away!

New plans for East Yorkshire wildlife wetland go on show

An East Yorkshire village is going to be home to a new wetland area for wildlife.

Satellite map of Skefflng
Google

The Environment Agency and ABP are creating new habitats for wildlife in Skeffling after some were lost when new flood defences were created along parts of the Humber.

The plans will be on display today at Patrington Village Hall until 15:30 today.

Do you know these men?

This CCTV image has just been released by Humberside Police in the hope someone may be able identify the men pictured.

CCTV image
Humberside Police

It's in connection with the theft of a vehicle on Oxford Street, Bridlington, overnight between Sunday 10 June and Monday 11 June.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact police.

Blue lights in Hull for NHS birthday

The NHS celebrates its 70th anniversary today and to mark the occasion buildings and landmarks across our region will be lit up blue tonight.

Students stand in front of the blue lit Allam Medical Building
University of Hull

One of them will be the centrepiece of the University of Hull's health campus, the Allam Medical Building.

Student nurses, midwives, paramedics, medical students and other health students will gather at 22:00 to watch as it lights up in tribute to the NHS.