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  1. Spate of robberies at sports clubs in York

    North Yorkshire Police are asking people to be vigilant following a spate of robberies at sports clubs around York.

    Poppleton sports club

    On Saturday 3 November a wallet was stolen from the changing rooms at Poppleton Community Centre.

    On Wednesday 8 November a man was found inside the changing rooms at York Sports Club looking for items to steal.

    During April and May a further eight similar reports were received with wallets, phones, cash and bank cards targeted.

    A suspect has been arrested and released under investigation for those offences and officers are now working to establish if the burglaries are linked.

    Quote Message: We would urge sports clubs in the York area to be extra vigilant and pass this message onto their members and to visiting teams so that appropriate security and crime prevention measures can be implemented. from DC Tom Copeland North Yorkshire Police
    DC Tom CopelandNorth Yorkshire Police
  2. In Pictures: Hull Minster remembrance display

    As people around the country get ready this weekend to remember those who lost their life in conflict, a number of displays have been created, including this one at Hull Minster.

    Poppy memorial

    "Coming Home - A remembrance installation" was created by Martin Waters.

    The artist says he wanted to create something large enough to describe the immense empathy people have towards those killed in, or as a result of war and conflict

    Poppy memorial

    Thousands of poppies were collected from 2011 to 2015 for the installation.

  3. Library closures in Huddersfield spark protest meeting

    Two long-standing library buildings are set for closure with books and staff moving to new sites.

    Almondbury Library.

    The changes, at Almondbury and Holmfirth libraries, have been described as "a good thing" by Kirklees Council that will help evolve the traditional service into a more community-based hub for the 21st century.

    But the council has come under fire for absorbing the existing 130-year-old Almondbury library, on Stocks Walk, into the SureStart Centre off Fairfield Road.

    Members of Almondbury Library Friends Association (ALFA) will meet at the library on November 18 at 2.30pm to discuss the proposed changes.

    Holmfirth Library.
  4. This evening's weather

    Turning wet and windy this evening and into tonight with a band of heavy rain moving through.

    Turning drier and clearer during the early hours though with winds easing too.

  5. Bridlington NHS staff face hike in parking fees

    NHS staff at Bridlington Hospital could soon have to pay more than double the current rate to park at their place of work.

    Bridlington Hospital

    The York Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust wants to increase the cost of an annual staff permit from £186 a year to £432.

    The Unite union has criticised the plan, saying staff working in Bridlington have fewer public transport options than those at the trust's headquarters in York.

  6. Beacons of Light to mark Armistice Day

    Preparations are being made to mark Armistice Day in Lincolnshire this weekend.


    A number of places in the county are taking part in the Beacons of Light event, when thousands of beacons will be lit across the country on Sunday evening.

    A portrait of a solider will also be drawn in the sand on the beach at Sutton on Sea as part of a national project being led by the film director Danny Boyle.

  7. Judge who jailed driver frees him after changing his mind

    A delivery driver jailed for causing a serious crash has been freed after the judge who locked him up changed his mind.

    The A65 near Hellifield, North Yorkshire.

    Last month Bingley man Anthony Bull was sent to prison for 16 months by the Recorder of Bradford Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC after he pleaded guilty to a charge of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

    Bull, of Hollings Court, crashed into a woman's Ford Focus car as he tried to overtake a HGV vehicle on the A65 near Hellifield in North Yorkshire a year ago leaving her with a pelvic injuries.

    But after spending three days in jail he was brought back to Bradford Crown Court and given bail with the judge admitting that he was "deeply troubled" by the case.

    Today the 62-year-old was back in court where his original sentence was replaced with 12 months in prison, suspended for 12 months, and he was ordered to carry out 200 hours unpaid work for the community.

    Bull was also banned from driving for two years and must take a new test before he can drive again.

  8. Plans for Japanese boathouse in Scarborough park revealed

    A new Japanese-themed boathouse is on its way to Scarborough's Peasholm Park lake.

    Japanese boathouse artist impression

    The lake, which hosts miniature naval warfare displays, has been without a boathouse after the previous one was demolished by the council earlier this year.

    The ageing structure was found to be crumbling and falling into the lake.

    Scarborough Borough Council's approved plans for a new structure described as "a simple building with an appearance that reflects that of the other Japanese-themed ones close by."

    Peasholme Park

    The history of the oriental park is interesting.

    According to the Friends of Peasholme Park, land known as Tuckers Field was purchased by the Borough in 1911, with the intention of constructing a new park around a lake.

    Harry Smith, the borough engineer, had the idea of setting out the new gardens in a Japanese style.

    This was considered innovative thinking at the time and his ideas led to the creation of the park's Oriental style.

  9. Police searching for missing man

    Police officers say they're extremely concerned for the welfare of missing man Jordan Wass.

    Jordan Wass

    The 24-year-old hasn't been seen since Tuesday 6 November in Spilsby.

    They are urgently seeking help in finding him.

  10. Dad dies while hunting for son's stolen bike

    A man was found dying by his son after collapsing while he searched for a stolen motorbike in East Ardsley near Leeds.

    Cave Lane, East Ardsley near Leeds.

    The 59-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene despite efforts by his 31-year-old son and paramedics to revive him.

    Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious but his son's bike, a yellow Honda, still hasn't been found after the incident last night.

    A 21-year-old man is in custody on suspicion of theft.

  11. Madge's Armistice flag to fly again in Leeds museum

    A century ago teenager Madge Howdill joined the jubilant crowds who took to the streets of Leeds to celebrate the end of The Great War.

    Women working at the Barnbow munitions factory in Leeds hear news of The Armistice.

    Like many others, 15-year-old Madge carried with her a handmade flag which she had carefully crafted to symbolise just how important the historic day was both to her and to the city.

    Leeds born-and-bred she kept the colourful pennant safely stored in her attic for decades - a poignant reminder of the day the conflict which had changed the world finally came to a close.

    This weekend as Leeds commemorates 100 years since the end of the World War One, her flag will go on display at Leeds City Museum alongside peace symbols created by community groups across the city.

    Madge Howdill's homemade Armistice flag.
    Curator Lucy Moore with the 100 year-old flag made by Madge Howdill.
  12. Police locate vehicles used in Co-op cash machine theft

    Lincolnshire Police have found a car and a van which are believed to have been used in the theft of a cash machine from a Lincolnshire Co-op yesterday.


    The store in North Somercotes was targeted the day after it opened.

    Police found "a large hole in the side of the shop" at about 00:55 GMT, adding the wall "suffered extensive damage".

    The van was found near to Goole and the car was in Askern in Doncaster.

  13. Sir Ian McKellen to perform in Hull

    Actor Sir Ian McKellen is due to appear at Hull New Theatre next year as part of a solo UK tour.

    The tour is aimed at raising funds for theatres as part of his eightieth birthday celebrations..

    Ian McKellan

    He'll begin his 80-day tour in January 2019 with performances starting in London and arrive in Hull in June.

    It will feature a mixture of anecdotes and acting.

  14. Everest watch up for auction

    A Lincolnshire watch that's been up Mount Everest is being auctioned off.


    The watch, made by Loomes & Co in Stamford, was worn last year by the Gurkha climbing team.

    They're hoping to sell it for around £20,000.

  15. Retractable roof part of £4m plan to revive Otley Lido

    A £4m plan to revive Otley Lido includes a retractable roof so the pool can be used all year round.

    The old Otley Lido buildings
    The old ticket office at Otley Lido.
    The old Otley Lido buildings.
    The old Otley Lido buildings.
    The view from the old Otley Lido site.

    First the Friends of Otley Lido need to raise £50,000 for a feasibility study to transform the Leeds City Council-owned site.

    The Community Interest Company was set up after the council asked for expressions of interest in the site in Wharfemeadows Park.

    It was back in 1924 when Otley outdoor pool first opened its doors but by 1993 it had fallen into disrepair and closed.

  16. Norovirus hits York hospital

    Three wards have been affected after an outbreak of norovirus at York Hospital.

    A microscopic photograph of the norovirus

    Visitors to the hospital have been asked to help stop the spread by not visiting if they have nausea, diarrhoea or vomiting.

    If visitors or their family have had the symptoms in the past 48 hours, they're being asked to stay away.

  17. Roof jump man wins £3m in compensation from NHS

    A patient who jumped from the roof of Boston Pilgrim Hospital after hearing voices in his head has won millions of pounds in compensation from the NHS.

    London's High Court today heard how the man, who was in his twenties at the time, was being escorted into the garden for a cigarette by two carers when he climbed on top of the smoking shelter and then onto the hospital roof.

    After desperate attempts to try and talk him down ended in failure he jumped.

    The man, who's now in his 30s and who can't be named, suffered brain damage and catastrophic spinal injuries.

    His lawyers sued the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust for a lump sum of £3m after admitting it should have done more to protect the man from himself.

    On top of that he will receive £165,000 a year to pay for his care for the rest of his life.

  18. Fresh appeal to find Lea Brooke's killer

    Exactly 10 years since a grandmother was killed in an arson attack in Wakefield, police are making a fresh call for witnesses to come forward.

    Lea Brooke

    Lea Brooke, 81, died after someone poured white spirit through her letterbox in Sandal Grange and set it alight.

    She left behind five children.

    Detective Chief Inspector Sue Jenkinson says someone may have seen something on the night that they haven't reported before.

    Quote Message: Ten years is a long time. Peoples' allegiances change. Lea was a mother and a grandmother. You would want to know what happened and why it happened. from Det Ch Insp Sue Jenkinson West Yorkshire Police
    Det Ch Insp Sue JenkinsonWest Yorkshire Police
  19. Schools' Remembrance service

    Hundreds of children from 12 schools have gathered to honour Lincolnshire's contribution to World War One.


    A children's Service of Remembrance, at the International Bomber Command Centre, was held today ahead of the centenary of the end of World War One on Sunday.

    Schools designed their own wreaths and pupils read winning poems from a special competition.

  20. Ripon Cathedral remembers the fallen

    Ripon Cathedral was up in lights, with a projection remembering the fallen being beamed onto the building.

    Ripon Cathedral

    The Light Show of Rememberance was projected onto the west end of Ripon Cathedral last night.

    Pictures of soldiers who first in World War One could be seen on a backdrop of poppies.

    Ripon Cathedral

    Photographer Rodney Towers says the inspiration for the show come from war poet Wilfred Owen, who lived in the town.

    Ripon Cathedral