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  1. Hull MP hails John Bercow as 'best speaker ever'

    A Hull Labour MP has referred to John Bercow as "the best speaker ever" ahead of the 10th anniversary of him taking the job.

    John Bercow

    Karl Turner, MP for Hull East, also shared a Twitter message including "one of his best lines" since becoming Commons Speaker on 22 June 2009.

    Fortunately, it looks like the city's Labour MP isn't one to hold a grudge:

    Quote Message: Order. The honourable member for Kingston upon Hull East is yapping incessantly, like an overenthusiastic puppy dog." from John Bercow Speaker of the House of Commons
    John BercowSpeaker of the House of Commons
  2. Four arrested as suspected stolen cars found in Wawne

    Police have arrested four men after suspected stolen cars and car parts were found in an East Yorkshire village following a tip-off from a member of the public.

    Police uniform

    The suspects, aged 71, 40, 23, and 21, were arrested following "an extensive search" of a property in Wawne.

    Officers found an Audi and a Nissan Qashqai, which are suspected to have been stolen, along with numerous motor parts.

    Humberside Police say they are linking the cars to burglaries on Minster Close in Hull on 13 June and on Compass Road on 31 May this year.

    The arrested men have since been released under investigation while inquiries continue, police say.

  3. Kaiser Chiefs add new Hull date after 'phenomenal demand'

    Kaiser Chiefs have added a second date in Hull early next year "due to phenomenal demand".

    Kaiser Chiefs

    The Leeds rockers' show at the city's Bonus Arena on 21 January sold out soon after tickets went on sale this morning.

    It's now been announced that the I Predict A Riot stars will play another show at the same venue on 20 January.

  4. Yorkshire MEP hits out at Rees-Mogg over EU iPad tweets

    A Yorkshire MEP has hit out at a newly-elected MEP after she described a free iPad she was given as part of her new role as an example of "the corrupt gravy train" of the EU.

    Annunziata Rees-Mogg

    Annunziata Rees-Mogg‏, a Brexit MEP for the East Midlands and sister of Conservative MP Jacob, posted on Twitter about the "shiny new iPad I was given by the European Parliament for no very obvious reason".

    Responding, Labour MEP Richard Corbett said she wanted to "rubbish everything about the EU, even when you know the truth.

    "The Parliament gives you an iPad configured to parliamentary work, so you don’t need so many paper documents, saving money and trees, and can work more effectively," he added.

  5. Lincoln City draw Huddersfield Town in Carabao Cup

    Lincoln City will face Championship side Huddersfield Town in the Carabao Cup first round.

    Carabao Cup

    The Imps meeting with the Terriers, who were relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season, will be the first between the two sides in 15 years.

    Meanwhile, Grimsby have been drawn against Doncaster Rovers and Scunthrope will play Derby County.

    The fixtures will be played in the week commencing 12 August.

  6. Watch: Friday's weather forecast

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Today will be mostly dry but we could see one or two isolated showers.

    Temperatures will reach up to 19C in places:

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    Video caption: Watch: Friday's weather forecast
  7. Yorkshire's weather: Fine and dry

    It will remain dry and fine with a good deal of sunshine today, and just a little patchy cloud forming. Highs of 17C (63F).

    Dry tonight with largely clear skies and one or two mist patches.

    A weather graphic
  8. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    BBC News Travel

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

    • The 07:38 service from York to Middlesbrough running 27 minutes late
    • The 07:58 service from Bradford Interchange to Leeds is running 10 minutes late

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

  9. Leeds United drawn against Salford City in Carabao Cup

    BBC Sport

    Leeds United will face League Two newcomers Salford City in the Carabao Cup first round.

    Salford celebrating promotion

    Salford are in the competition for the first time after promotion from the National League in May.

    Salford, co-owned by co-owned by six former Manchester United players, will host a Leeds side managed by Marcelo Bielsa, who agreed a contract extension at Elland Road in May.

    The draw for the competition, which took place in a Morrisons supermarket, threw up the following ties for Yorkshire's teams:

    • Huddersfield Town v Lincoln City
    • Tranmere Rovers v Hull City
    • Grimsby Town v Doncaster Rovers
    • Bradford City v Preston North End
    • Shrewsbury Town v Rotherham United
    • Sheffield Wednesday v Bury
    • Barnsley v Carlisle United

    The fixtures will be played in the week commencing 12 August.

  10. Northern Powerhouse 'undermined' by austerity

    The Northern Powerhouse is being "undermined" by austerity despite signs of economic growth, a think-tank says.

    Places in Yorkshire

    Five years since its launch, the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR) North said the economy had "moved in the right direction" but more children were living in "poor" households.

    The government said record numbers of people were in work across the north.

    IPPR North, a centre-left think-tank, said the Northern Powerhouse had succeeded in devolving power by creating five new "metro mayors" and a regional transport body - Transport for the North.

    However, it said the government had "undermined" the project while making cuts in public spending, with the north having seen an overall £3.6bn reduction in real terms since 2009-10, while south-east and south-west England saw a £4.7bn rise.

    Cities such as Leeds, Sheffield and Hull were encouraged to work together both in rivalling London and the South East and to "take on the world", with more jobs and opportunities.

  11. Man arrested over Scunthorpe robberies

    A man has been arrested in connection with three robberies in Scunthorpe in which items were stolen from women in their 80s.

    Police jacket

    The first incident happened just after 08:00 on Revesby Avenue when a man approached a woman and reached into her handbag, stealing her purse.

    The woman fell over and the man ran off with the purse.

    The second incident was on Lindum Street at about 12:30 when a woman was approached by a man who stole her handbag, again causing her to fall over.

    A member of the public chased the man and her handbag was retrieved and returned.

    The third incident was on Leslie Court at about 14:45 when a man reportedly grabbed a handbag from a woman causing her pain to her back.

    The women were all left "shaken", according to police.

    The suspect remains in custody while inquiries continue, police say.

  12. Bee swarm at Port of Hull creates quite a buzz

    This was the scene staff at the Port of Hull were met with after a swarm of honey bees decided to set up temporary home on a crane there:

    Bees on a crane

    Engineers found the bees clustered on the crane on 4 June as they prepared to service the massive machine at the site run by Associated British Ports (ABP) Humber.

    Martin Downey, a general manager at ABP in Immingham, who also luckily happens to be a bee keeper, was called to the scene.

    He dressed in a protective suit and coaxed the bees into a cardboard box before giving them a temporary home away from the site.

    A close-up of the bees

    ABP says: "While it can be quite daunting to see a swarm of honey bees, they are relatively docile when swarming, having had a good feed before setting off.

    "They take on as much honey as they can to sustain themselves until the scouts find a suitable new home."

    The bees at the heart of the crane crisis are now getting "buzzy" at a permanent hive at Immingham Bulk Terminal, according to ABP.

  13. CCTV appeal after burglary at East Yorkshire hotel

    Police have released CCTV images of suspects they want to identify after a burglary at a hotel in East Yorkshire where alcohol and a safe were stolen.

    CCTV from the scene

    Officers believe that up to five men were involved in the raid on Dunedin Country House in Patrington, returning twice in the early hours of Monday 3 June.

    CCTV from the scene

    They first took a small safe containing £200 in cash before coming back to steal almost £600 worth of alcohol.

    CCTV from the scene

    Humberside Police want to hear from anyone who recognises the men, who are believed to have arrived at the scene in a small white van.

  14. Homeless man due in court over opticians break-in

    A homeless man from Grimsby is due to appear in court later charged with breaking into an opticians at the town.


    Mark Gibson, 37, of no fixed abode, is charged with stealing glasses to the value of £600 on 18 June.

    The arrest came as part of a crackdown by Humberside Police on commercial burglaries in North East Lincolnshire.