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  1. Yorkshire rugby player swaps shorts for spandex pants

    Luke Menzies from Yorkshire played rugby league for clubs including Batley, Dewsbury and Hull Kingston Rovers.


    But at the age of 30 with a career cut short by injury he's swapped rugby shorts for spandex pants and become a big name in the US wrestling ring.

    Luke says: "I was always a fan of wrestling but never thought I’d get an opportunity.

    "Coming from a northern, rugby league playing town, rugby league took over.

    But Luke got injured and was let go by the club - an incident he says was "a blessing in disguise."

    Now, after two years fighting on the independent circuit, that dream's come true. This year he's been signed up by sports entertainment group, WWE.

    Luke says: "For a little old lad from Yorkshire to put pen to paper for the WWE it's unheard of - I think I'm probably the first rugby league player to do it.

  2. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    BBC News Travel

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this morning, services seem to be running pretty much to time at the moment.

    For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

  3. Councillors call for Hull to 'go Dutch' with cycle lanes

    There have been calls for Hull to get special cycle lanes - similar to those seen in the Netherlands.

    Bikes in Amsterdam

    Lib Dem councillors are calling for a complete review of the city's cycling network, to make it more bike-friendly like the Dutch capital of Amsterdam (pictured).

    Councillor Paul Drake-Davies said: "If we want people to cycle we need to build separate lanes."

    The council announced last month that it would invest a significant amount in its cycling provision in the upcoming budget, although details haven't yet been revealed.

  4. Arrests after Christmas Eve fight at Grimsby takeaway

    Police investigating a fight at a Chinese takeaway in Grimsby on Christmas Eve have arrested four people.

    A police uniform

    A pair of men were reportedly assaulted by a group of people after an "altercation" inside the shop on St Nicholas Drive at about 20:00.

    Humberside Police say two men and two women who were arrested have been released under investigation while investigations continue.

  5. Road in Hull city centre closed because of 'loose bricks'

    A road in Hull has been closed while emergency services "secure loose bricks" near the city's Debenhams store.

    The Ferensway has been shut southbound between Portland Place and Margaret Moxon Way due to an "unsafe building".

    Humberside Fire and Rescue Service posted on Twitter to say crews were on the scene with the work expected to take up to 20 minutes:

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  6. Teen who went missing during Boxing Day sales 'found safe'

    A teenage boy who went missing during the Boxing Day sales in Hull has been found safe, according to police.

    Humberside Police thanked members of the public who shared an appeal to find the 15-year-old boy.

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1079 East Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1079 East Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from Portland Place to Margaret Moxon Way.

    A1079 East Yorkshire - A1079 Ferensway in Hull closed and heavy traffic southbound from the Portland Place junction to Hull Station, because of unsafe building.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  8. Cyclist in serious condition after Willerby collision

    A 75-year-old cyclist is in a serious condition in hospital after a collision with a 4x4 in Willerby on Boxing Day.

    The junction of Blackthorn Lane and Kingston Road

    The man suffered head, facial and internal injuries following the collision on Kingston Road, near the junction with Blackthorn Lane, at about 11:00.

    The driver of the white Mitsubishi Outlander was unhurt and Humberside Police are now appealing for information about the "serious road traffic accident".

  9. Missing teen last seen during Boxing Day sales in Hull

    A missing 15-year-old boy was last seen during the Boxing Day sales in Hull.

    Adam Delamere was at Kingswood Retail Park at about 14:00 but hasn't been seen since.

    Humberside Police wrote on Twitter appealing for help finding the teenager:

    View more on twitter
  10. 'Do not suffer in silence at Christmas' - Charity

    A Yorkshire charity which supports victims of domestic violence is urging people not to suffer in silence at this time of year.

    A woman

    Figures from Leeds Women's Aid show that last year calls to its helpline at Christmas increased by 500%.

    The charity helps women who've suffered physical and mental abuse.

  11. Bridlington shops 'struggling'

    Bridlington's retail economy is struggling, according to figures in a new report.

    Hotels and cafes in Bridlington

    Statistics from the Local Data Company show more independent shops have closed in the resort than anywhere else in East Yorkshire.

    But East Riding of Yorkshire Council says it disputes the figures, saying as businesses close new ones are being set up.

  12. 'Vandalism-blighted' flats to be demolished

    A block of flats in East Yorkshire "blighted by vandalism and anti-social behaviour problems" is going to be demolished.


    East Riding of Yorkshire Council says it's issued notices for the demolition of the flats on Cherry Tree Avenue in Withernsea.

    The council says all tenants have now been found alternative accommodation and the buildings have been boarded up and secured to prevent further crime and anti-social behaviour taking place.

    Councillor Symon Fraser said: “This is very positive news for local residents.

    “These flats have been the scene of crime and disorder for some time making the lives of other people living nearby a misery.

    “The demolition of the flats will pave the way for the council to improve the site for the benefit of the people of Withernsea.”

  13. Hull House of Fraser saved

    House of Fraser's store in Hull, which was due to close on Saturday, has been saved, safeguarding more than 100 jobs.

    House of Fraser

    A last-minute agreement was announced yesterday between the company, landlord and Hull City Council which means it can remain open.

    Staff who were facing redundancy will now have the option to keep their jobs.