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  1. Hull FC's annual mascot race ends in photo finish

    The London Broncos' mascot won Hull FC's annual mascot race, as the two sides played each other at the KCOM Stadium last night.

    The mascot race

    Buck the Bronco triumphed during a "hotly-contested" 200m obstacle course at half-time during the Super League fixture.

    The mascot race

    Hull FC said it was "one of the most chaotic mascot races of all-time" with 10 costumed contestants running up and down the pitch before a photo finish.

    The mascot race

    Hull FC went on to win the match 35 - 22, staying in third in the Super League table but reducing the gap with second-placed Warrington to four points.

  2. Teen arrested as drugs and air rifle found in Pocklington

    A teenager has been arrested after police seized drugs, cash and an air rifle in Pocklington.

    Suspect drugs

    The 18-year-old man was arrested after police carried out a warrant at a property on The Oval, seizing what's thought to be ecstasy and cocaine.

    Humberside Police found 40 tablets, a large bag of white powder, £560 in cash, electronic scales, mobile phones as well as the weapon and ammunition.

    Items seized by police

    The suspect has been released under investigation while police probe whether there are "any connections to the supply of these drugs outside of our force area".

  3. Hull's splash boat ride closed due to nesting coots

    A popular water ride in a Hull park is unable to open to the public because of a pair of coots nesting on it.

    The splash boat

    The owner of the Splash Boat, Mally Welburn, says he's losing thousands of pounds and he isn't able to employ staff because he isn't allowed to open the attraction for fear of endangering the birds.

    Yorkshire Wildlife Trust have advised him to apply to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for a special licence to have the nest removed, something he plans to do.

    Coots, which are close relatives of the moorhen, are protected under wildlife laws, making it illegal to disturb them while nesting.

    The Splash Boat at East Park has been providing thrills to visitors since 1929 and earlier this year the council revealed it would be renovated as part of a £1.5m investment.

  4. BAE redundancies to continue as Kuwait says no to jets

    Defence giant BAE Systems is to continue with a redundancy programme to get rid of nearly 400 jobs after Kuwait terminated its interest in purchasing Hawk aircraft from the company.

    The BAE Brough site

    The firm announced in October 2017 that there would be 393 redundancies from its aircraft factory in Brough, which makes the Hawk training jet.

    Since then 147 workers have taken voluntary redundancy, 61 people have got new jobs in different parts of the company and have been retrained while others are continuing to apply for redundancy.

    The Haltemprice and Howden MP David Davis is set to meet with the Ministry of Defence to discuss securing new contracts for BAE in East Yorkshire.

    He said: "I will continue to work with BAE, the unions and the government to do everything possible to secure the long-term future of the Brough site and ensure highly-skilled jobs in East Yorkshire are protected.”

  5. Chris Kamara reacts to police e-fit 'lookalike'

    Football pundit Chris Kamara has posted a tongue-in-cheek response to a "lookalike" police e-fit.

    Chris Kamara and efit

    Humberside Police uploaded the suspect image, of a moustached man wearing a hard hat, to its social media accounts on Tuesday.

    It received a raft of responses, with many suggesting it resembled the former professional footballer.

    In response, Kamara, who played for a host of clubs, including Swindon, Brentford, Stoke and Leeds, tweeted a photo of himself wearing DIY gear and urged people not to be alarmed.

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  6. Attempted murder arrest over cyclist hurt in crash

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a car collided with a bicycle in the early hours of this morning.

    Fortune Close

    The vehicle had reportedly tailed the cyclist before mounting the kerb and hitting the bicycle on Fortune Close shortly after midnight.

    The man who was riding the bike was taken to hospital with minor injuries following the collision.

    Humberside Police said a 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and dangerous driving in connection with the incident.

    The force has appealed for anyone who witnessed the collision to come forward.

  7. Man due in court in connection with Shaun Lyall murder

    A man is due to appear in court later today charged over the death of a 47-year-old in Lincolnshire.

    Shaun Lyall

    Shaun Lyall was found dead at a house in Sidney Street, Cleethorpes, on 17 July 2018.

    Craig Whittle, 45, of Corporation Road, Grimsby, is charged with five offences including assisting an offender and is due at Grimsby Magistrates' Court later today.

    Detectives are still hunting another suspect over Mr Lyall's murder.

    Mr Whittle has also been charged with affray, possession of a knife in a public place, and two counts of possession of a class A drug with intent to supply - namely heroin and cocaine - in relation to an incident in Blackpool on 13 July 2018.

  8. Police say expensive cars may be 'stolen to order' in Hull

    Expensive cars could be being stolen to order from homeowners in Hull, police have revealed after arresting a pair of teenagers in connection with a spate of thefts.

    Car keys

    Officers say thieves are stealing car keys during burglaries taking "high value marques such as Mercedes, BMWs, and Audis" in the early hours in the morning.

    Humberside Police say they've noticed there has been a pattern emerging recently in the Sutton and Bransholme areas of Hull.

    Members of the public are being encourage to close gates overnight, use garages where possible and consider installing CCTV.

    Police say an 18-year-old man and 16-years-old have been released under investigation while inquiries continue.

  9. Watch: Yorkshire and Lincolnshire forecast for Friday

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Hello and happy Friday!

    Here's what to expect weather-wise today and further ahead.

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    Video caption: Watch: Friday's weather forecast
  10. Firms running coach trips to world's biggest Primark store

    Travel companies from across the UK are laying on buses to take shoppers to a Primark store.

    Primark store

    The world's biggest Primark, covering 161,000 sq ft over five floors, opened its doors in Birmingham city centre in April.

    Travel firms said a shopping trip to the West Midlands had been one of their most popular attractions of the year.

    Primark said there had been a "hugely positive reaction" to the new £70m store.

    Yorkshire-based CAB Executive Travel said it had already laid on four bus trips to the outlet with two more planned from Doncaster and Scunthorpe next week.

  11. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    BBC News Travel

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this Friday morning, most services appear to be running to time, however:

    • The 07:37 service from York to London Kings Cross is running about 36 minutes late
    • The 07:56 service from York to Burley Park is running about 15 minutes late

    For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

  12. Watch: 'Why did you shoot me grandad?'

    The mother of a six-year-old boy shot dead by his great-grandfather says she still cannot "make sense" of the killing.

    Jenny Dees' son Stanley Metcalf died after being shot by hit in the abdomen by a pellet, fired from an unlicensed air rifle, in Sproatley, East Yorkshire, on 26 July.

    Albert Grannon, 78, of Church Lane, Sproatley, was jailed for three years at Sheffield Crown Court after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

    Ms Dees, said her grandfather still "hasn't come to say sorry":

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    Video caption: The mum of a boy shot by his great-grandfather says she "can't make sense" of the killing.
  13. Yorkshire's weather: Sunshine and showers

    BBC Weather

    A dry start with bright intervals although some patchy cloud may develop later bringing a few showers, some heavy or possibly thundery later.

    Any showers will tend to ease around sunset with more low cloud edging in from the north overnight.

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