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By Gill Sennett

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  1. 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.
  2. Sport: Scunthorpe United sign Steven Humphrys

    BBC Sport

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

    Stephen Humphries.

    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.

  3. 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.

    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.

    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.

  4. 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.

    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.

    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.

  5. 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

  6. 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.

    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.

  7. 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.

    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.

  8. 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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  9. 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

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

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  10. 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.

    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.

  11. 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.

    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.

  12. 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

    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.

    Quote Message: 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." from Grimsby Town Football Club
    Grimsby Town Football Club
  13. 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.


    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.
    Quote Message: 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." from Stephen Barclay Health Minister
    Stephen BarclayHealth Minister
  14. 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.

    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.