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  1. Hull's Spurn Lightship to move for first time in 30 years

    Hull's historic Spurn Lightship will be moved on Wednesday 5 September for the first time in more than 30 years.

    Spurn Lightship

    It is being relocated to another part of Hull Marina, ahead of work to build a footbridge over one of the city's busiest roads.

    The bridge is the first phase of a major project to improve the A63 Castle Street.

    The lightship will undergo specialist conservation work, before moving to a new permanent home on the Marina in 2021.

  2. Lincolnshire's So Fest celebrates 10th birthday

    The 10th annual So Festival has got under way on the Lincolnshire coast.

    So Fest

    The festival is described as one of the biggest outdoor arts celebrations in the country.

    So Fest

    It's become a major attraction for its variety of circus acts, and quirky performers.

    So Fest
  3. CCTV appeal after Selby street attack

    Police have released CCTV images of two people they want to speak to after a man and woman needed hospital treatment following an assault in Selby last month:

    CCTV

    The attack happened at the James Street taxi rank in the town centre at about 01:25 on Sunday 22 July.

    A woman was pushed to the ground and a man was punched in the face and required hospital treatment for facial injuries.

    If you can help, get in contact with North Yorkshire Police.

  4. Water voles save 'oasis of wildlife' from developers

    Water voles have saved a former allotment site in Batley from being turned into a housing development, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    Allotments

    Kirklees Council's seven-member Strategic Planning Committee voted to throw out the proposal for the 8.5 acre site, which had been put forward by Noble Homes.

    Among the list of grounds for refusing the scheme was concern for water voles living in the area and how they might be affected by large-scale building work.

    The Castleford-based developer's scheme was first mooted in 2016 and drew fierce criticism from local residents.

    They said the area was an "oasis of wildlife" providing habitat for bats, water voles and great crested newts.

  5. Council invests millions more in property

    Millions of pounds are to be invested by West Lindsey District Council into property, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    factory

    The authority has now purchased an industrial unit in Gainsborough (pictured) for £6.1m and comes shortly after it invested in a lingerie factory and a hotel.

    Since April last year, the council has invested £14m in property and has set aside another £16m for investments.

    The authority says it hopes the money invested will help plug a funding gap from the government.

  6. Selby pub break-in suspect images revealed

    CCTV images of two men suspected of breaking into a North Yorkshire pub have been released by police.

    Men suspected of breaking-in to a Hillam pub

    Officers in Selby are trying to identify the pair following a break-in overnight at the Cross Keys Inn at Hillam on 4 June.

    Anyone with information about who the pictured men are is being asked to contact police.

  7. Scarborough roads to close for 'neon' motorcycle rally

    Roads around Scarborough seafront are set to close for a nighttime motorcycle rally featuring bikes covered in neon lights, it's been confirmed.

    A previous Goldwings event in Scarborough

    The annual Goldwing Light Parade will come through the North Yorkshire seaside town on the evening of Saturday 8 September.

    Foreshore, Sandside, Marine Drive, Royal Albert Drive and Eastborough - from Globe Street to the seafront - will be closed from 19:30 until 22:00 to allow the parade to take place.

    The popular community event will feature large Honda motorcycles decked out in brightly coloured lights.

  8. Body found in Stamford beauty spot

    The body of a man has been found in the River Welland at a beauty spot in Stamford.

    The meadows

    Police say they've been at the scene at The Meadows in the town since 14:00 this afternoon.

    The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

  9. Bradford voyeur lifeguard jailed for child sex offences

    A sports centre worker who sexually assaulted a girl and filmed children getting changed has been jailed.

    Darren Senior

    Bradford Crown Court heard Darren Senior set up recording devices in changing rooms at Tong Sports Centre and Richard Dunn Sports Centre.

    After his arrest, police found swimming costumes in his car and indecent images of children at his home.

    The 42-year-old, of Eastborough Crescent, Dewsbury, was jailed for five years and three months.

  10. Horse back to 'naughty self' after mud rescue

    A horse which got stuck in mud earlier in the week in South Yorkshire has returned to "his naughty self", according to his rescuers.

    Horse in mud

    Freddie became stuck in a mud-filled ditch in Sheffield and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue crews were called to help him out.

    Firefighters said he was "stuck fast" in the mud and two crews were sent to finally extricate him out.

    In a tweet this afternoon, officers say: "He's back to his naughty normal self!".

  11. 'Serious reservations' over council payroll change

    County councillors are being warned that a new contract to run payroll services for Lincolnshire's schools carries risks, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    serco

    The current contract with Serco has been beset by problems, including major delays paying staff.

    Councillors in Lincolnshire are now considering an alternative, in partnership with another council in Herefordshire, but there are concerns that services will be disrupted again.

    Councillor Rob Parker, who's scrutinising the new partnership, said he had "serious reservations about whether or not we'd be able to change the contract to work in a way that suited us, but still within the terms of the contract."

    He also highlighted the difficulty Herefordshire has in recruiting skilled staff.

  12. Two injured in Sheffield crash

    A major Sheffield road has been closed after two people were injured in a crash earlier today.

    Police scene

    The three-car smash on Abbeydale Road happened at about midday, closing the road from Bannerdale Road to Woodseats Road.

    A woman in her 70s and a man in his 60s suffered chest and head injuries, police say.

  13. Parents' plea for Leeds Ring Road speed cameras

    The parents of four young men killed in a crash in Leeds are calling for new speed cameras on the road where they died.

    Caelan Megson, Brandon Frew, Declan Grove and Matt Walshaw,

    Caelan Megson, 21, Brandon Frew, 19, Declan Grove, 18, and Matt Walshaw, 18 (pictured left to right), died when their car collided with a taxi on a 40mph section of Leeds' Outer Ring Road in Horsforth in June.

    Two girls, aged 16 and 17, were also in the same car which police said was travelling at speed when it crashed.

    The girls, along with the taxi driver, were treated in hospital for non-life threatening injuries, West Yorkshire Police said.

    Quote Message: There are hardly any speed cameras on the Ring Road as it is. We're asking for it as mums. How many lives need to be lost?" from Paula Knights Declan Grove's mother
    Paula KnightsDeclan Grove's mother
  14. Firefighters paint organs on skin for donor campaign

    Firefighters in West Yorkshire have been photographed with internal organs painted on their bodies to show their support for a donor campaign.

    Firefighters with organs painted on their bodies

    The pair, from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, are backing the Be A Hero campaign.

    It encourages people to sign up to the organ donor register.

  15. 'Rubber-necking' not helping M18 traffic - Police

    Motorists "rubber-necking" at the scene of a broken down lorry aren't helping the build-up of traffic on the M18, police say.

    Lorry broken down

    A lorry carring a 150-ton steel cylinder broke down overnight between junction one and junction two.

    The abnormal load is expected to be moved tonight at about 20:00, with the road being closed for about 14 hours.

    Highways England has issued a diversion for drivers to follow if they're in the area, saying people should follow the hollow triangle symbol.

  16. Hull pensioner on mobility scooter assaulted by two men

    Police are looking for two men who assaulted and robbed an elderly man in Hull.

    Wawne Road

    The 72-year-old was riding his mobility scooter on Wawne Road at about 19:00 on Sunday 12 August when it started to run out of power.

    A man is then believed to have stopped and offered to give him a push, before coming back with another man to push the scooter along Castle Hill Road.

    It is then alleged that the men assaulted him before stealing his money and a ring.

    Police want to speak to anyone who saw what happened.

  17. Environment Agency defends state of rat-riddled river

    The state of a river in Grimsby which has been criticised for the number of rats and the amount of rubbish in it has been defended by the Environment Agency.

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    Video caption: A Grimsby river is so full of rubbish it's attracting rats which appear to walk on water

    The environment agency says it regularly carries out maintenance on the River Freshney for flood defence purposes.

    It s staff cut weeds on the banks and upper reaches of the river earlier this summer, the agency adds.

    Quote Message: We appreciate natural weed can be unsightly, particularly at this time of year when it grows prolifically and clings to the rubbish people carelessly throw away." from Environment Agency spokesperson
    Environment Agency spokesperson
  18. Watch: South Yorkshire car theft sparks CCTV appeal

    Do you recognise anyone in this CCTV footage?

    Police in Mexborough want to speak to the people pictured after a white Skoda Octavia was stolen from a house on Whitelee Road.

    A man got into the house through an unlocked door, took the keys to the car and drove off.

    Officers say they want to speak to the two men and the woman walking the dog who may be able to help with their enquiries:

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  19. A64 due to reopen this evening after gas leak

    Part of a major route between Leeds and York will reopen this evening after several days of disruption.

    A64

    The A64 has been closed near J44 of the A1(M) since Tuesday because of a gas leak.

    James Knox from Northern Gas Networks said: "We’re sorry for the inconvenience this road closure has caused for motorists. It was essential for the safe repair of the pipes underground.

    "There is some reinstatement work needed on the site next week which may require a further road closure."

  20. New signing for Lincoln City

    Lincoln City has announced a new signing for the squad.

    Bernard Mensah, from Bristol Rovers, is joining the Imps on loan until the end of the season.

    bernard mensah

    Mensah, an English-born Ghanian Striker, has joined the Imps on deadline day.

    He has previously played against City in the national league for Aldershot and Braintree.