Hull will find out today if they have won the coveted City of Culture title.
An investigation has started in East Yorkshire after reports of a woman posing as a social worker.
A road safety group and a Yorkshire MP say we should scrap turning the clocks back this weekend as it leads to more deaths on the roads.
The leader of Hull City Council, Steve Brady, says the accolade is well deserved.
Mark Babych is artistic director of the Hull Truck Theatre.
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Hull East MP Karl Turner says there is a lot of hard work ahead to fulfil the city's ambitions.
Phil Redmond, Chair of the independent expert advisory panel said Hull was a city close to his heart.
Hull's plan for its year as the UK's City of Culture in 2017 includes an opening ceremony with 3,000 volunteers paying tribute to its heritage as a major fishing port.
There will also be a light show and the planting of thousands of trees to create "sustainable gateways to the city".
Hull City council has said that one of the aims is to "change the perceptions" of the city.
It has often derided - up until this year regularly featuring in the comic book Crap Towns - and last month an Economist article cited Hull as one of "Britain's Decaying Towns".
The magazine said it was among a list of northern towns and cities that were "decaying, despite dollops of public money and years of heroic effort" and urged ministers to help people move away or commute from these towns to places where there are more jobs.
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Maria Miller said it was brilliant news for Hull and everyone involved in the bid there.