Humberside Police is working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office following the discovery of human remains on the Rybachy peninsula.
Hull will find out today if they have won the coveted City of Culture title.
The first hybrid manta ray has been identified off the coast of Sudan by a team from Hull.
Families of those who died in the sinking of the Hull trawler The Gaul have been told that bodies washed up nearly 40 years ago on the Russian coast and buried by local people may be crew members lost when the supertrawler sank.
UK authorities have been told that the remains of up to 10 men were discovered. Relatives of the crewmen are being asked to provide DNA samples. Fiona Dwyer reports.
Hull have formally applied to the Football Association to change their playing name to 'Hull Tigers' from next season.
The move, which is being fought by a group of fans, has been prompted by owner Assem Allam, who believes the new name would be more commercially successful.
– Hull spokesperson
We have sent a letter to the Football Association this week asking for them to consider our request to change the club's playing name from next season.
Allam has already changed the company name to Hull City Tigers but he needs the permission of the FA Council to change the club's playing name, and the "City Till We Die" protest group is opposing the plans.
Allam has offered to refund any of the club's season-ticket holders who are unhappy.
Assistant Police Constable Alan Leaver from Humberside Police reveals the latest on DNA testing to see if remains found off Russia are those of victims of the Gaul disaster.
There is fresh hope that human remains found in a coastal cave in the Murmansk region of Russia were crew members of the stricken Hull trawler The Gaul. Thirty six people died when the boat sunk in 1974 just off the coast of Norway. Last year the remains of up to 10 people were found.
But relatives have only recently been informed. Families are now being DNA tested. Beryl Betts, whose brother Billy died, says she's devastated by the discovery. Humberside Police's assistant police constable Alan Leaver is liaising with relatives.
A teenager who stabbed his grandmother to death and seriously injured his grandfather as they lay in bed in Hull will claim he was suffering a psychotic episode due to his use of the drug M-Cat, a prosecutor has told a jury.
Hull Crown Court was told there was no dispute that Lewis Dale, 17, killed Irene Dale, 78, and seriously injured her husband Allan, 80, with a kitchen knife. Adrian Strong, prosecuting, described how Dale attacked his grandparents as they were in bed at their home in Summergangs Road in April.
Mr Strong said Dale was a mephedrone or "meow meow or M-Cat" user. It used to be called a "legal high" but was outlawed in 2010 and is now a class B controlled drug. Users claim it provokes euphoria and heightened energy but there were also reports of restlessness, anxiety, confusion and psychosis.
– Adrian Strong Crown Prosecution Service
"I anticipate that Lewis Dale will tell you that at the time of the
attack on his grandparents he was suffering a psychotic episode as a result of
his drug use."
Police have visited all remaining families in hull who had loved ones who died on the stricken ship the Gaul.
Thirty six people died when the trawler sunk in 1974 north of Norway. In 2012 remains of 10 people were found in a cave.
– Alan Leaver, Asst Chief Con, Humberside Police
"We have met with all the families of the crew members lost on the Gaul and will continue to provide them with information as it becomes available.
"At the moment the information we have is very limited and we have to wait for the Russian authorities to advise us of the tests they are doing on the remains.
"We will continue to work with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to seek to support families and to provide more details about the remains."
Families in Hull are being DNA tested to see if remains washed up in Russia were passengers of the stricken ship the Gaul.
36 people died when the trawler sunk in 1974 north of Norway. In 2012 remains of 10 people were found in a cave.
All the families of men who died have been visited and have been given the details known about the remains and the ongoing forensic examinations.
Police praised people living on the East Yorkshire coast and in the areas around the Humber Estuary for their efforts over a 24-hour period which saw emergencies declared across the region.
Large areas of Hull were inundated by the tidal surge as well as scores of other waterside communities. Two villages along the River Trent, near Scunthorpe, were evacuated due to extreme threat posed by the water levels.
Humberside Police Assistant Chief Constable Stuart Donald said: "The Humberside region has been subject to exceptionally high tides with some levels the highest recorded in 60 years.
"Many flood defences were breached, with hundreds of people being rescued from their homes. At the peak, 16 severe flood warnings were issued in our area, which are only issued when flooding poses a significant threat to life.
"As the strategic commander, I was delighted with the multi-agency response in the area who worked in difficult circumstances through the night, many in flooded areas, protecting the public and in some cases rescuing them.
"Now the emergency is over, our response is in the recovery stage with local authorities now assisting those affected by the incident.
"I would also like to thank members of the public for their co-operation and support during testing times and the local media also deserve a lot of praise for keeping the public informed of developments quickly and effectively."
Richard Hannigan, chief fire officer at Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, said his firefighters rescued 181 people from floodwater during the alert as they dealt with 186 different flooding incidents.
Further north, communities along the North Yorkshire coast were starting the clear-up operation after a high tide failed to bring the record water levels experienced, especially in Whitby, where dozens of harbourside business were inundated.
The clean up is starting in hundreds of homes in our region that were flooded by last night's huge storm surge. Several feet of water swept through some of the worst affected areas including parts of Hull.
There, experts say the river came within just a few centimetres of breaching the tidal barrier. James Webster reports.