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We asked how you have been cooling off .... and here's a selection of your pictures. It's obviously a dog's life for some.

One way to cool off Credit: Amanda Wild
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Ice hockey set to return to Hull

Hull Stingrays in 2012 Play Offs Credit: PA

Ice hockey is to return to Hull, with a new team to be called the 'Hull Pirates' set to compete in the England Premier League in Septeber.

Hull Culture and Leisure, who operate Hull arena on behalf of the city council has today signed formal contracts with the new team owner, Shane Smith, at the teams new home Hull Arena.

I am absolutely thrilled; this is great news for Hull and the sport. We moved extremely quickly and have worked hard behind the scenes to secure the future of ice hockey in Hull. We are really looking forward to seeing the team hone local talent, develop their plans and ambitions and work extensively with the community to raise the profile of the sport and encourage young people across the city to get involved. I hope fans will support the new team as it goes from strength to strength and I would like to wish them the very best of luck in their new home at Hull Arena.

– Councillor Terry Geraghty, Chair of Hull Culture and Leisure,

We would like to thank the council for giving us this opportunity. We have worked tirelessly to get this in place over the last week and we are very grateful. We are very excited and looking forward to seeing the new team step out onto the ice in September. There will be lots of announcements over the next week re logo, unveil player and coach announcements. Yes we will have a few challenges along the way with putting the team together so late, but I'm sure the city will support us as we believe given the chance. We will have one of the top teams in the Epl in a few years. This will also be carrying along with it the promise of developing young players from the Juniors.

– Hull Pirates owner Shane Smith

Ince leaves Hull City for Derby

Tom Ince has joined Derby County for an undisclosed fee after the Rams triggered a release clause in the contract.

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Ince, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at the iPro Stadium during the second half of last season, has signed a four-year deal after agreeing terms with Paul Clement’s side.

The 23-year-old former England U21 international played in each of the Tigers’ four UEFA Europa League qualifiers after joining from Blackpool last summer and made seven Premier League appearances and scored in our Capital One Cup defeat at West Brom before being allowed to move out on loan.

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Concern for missing Chesterfield man

Missing: Alan Hayood

Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of missing Chesterfield man Alan Hayood, who is 77.

Mr Haywood was reported missing from his home in Station Lane, in New Whittington on the afternoon of Wednesday 1 July.

He is about 5ft 5ins, of slim build and has blue eyes and receding grey hair. It is not known exactly what Mr Haywood was wearing but he possibly had a white, waist-length coat and black shoes on. He also requires medication but is not believed to have any with him. Police want to hear from anyone who might have seen Mr Haywood since Wednesday or may have information on his whereabouts.

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