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  1. East Yorkshire cadets honoured by Lord Lieutenant

    Two East Yorkshire teenagers have been recognised by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for their outstanding service to the Cadet Forces.

    Cadet Sergeant Harry Dyson and Cadet Warrant Officer Ben Wollin with their awards

    Harry Dyson and Ben Woollin, both 18, have been appointed the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadets of East Yorkshire – the highest honour which can be achieved by a Cadet in any of the forces

    Harry, from Hessle, is a Cadet Sergeant with Humberside and South Yorkshire Army Cadet Force.

    Ben, from Hornsea, is a Cadet Warrant Officer with Central and East Yorkshire Wing Air Training Corps.

    They received their awards from Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of East Yorkshire, the Hon. Mrs Susan Cunliffe-Lister, at a special ceremony in Driffield.

  2. From forks to food: Regeneration for ex-cutlery works

    A former warehouse in Sheffield is to get a new lease of life, with it set to re-open as a food hall later this month.

    The food hall stalls

    Cutlery Works, in Neepsend, will be the latest development in the Kelham Island part of the city.

    Restaurants, bars and a communal dining space will "transform" the old building, according to developers Milestone Group.

    The exterior of the food hall
  3. Mausoleum opens doors this weekend

    A mausoleum is opening its doors to more than just the undead this weekend, as part of a history initiative.

    Johnson Mausoleum

    The Johnson mausoleum in Spalding cemetery (pictured) is rarely opened to the public but will be open this weekend as part of a Heritage Open Days scheme.

    More than 150 of Lincolnshire's historic sites and hidden gems are also taking part.

    Quote Message: This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with an interest in Spalding’s past to gain a rare insight into how life and traditions were in the town almost 200 years ago. from Cllr Elizabeth Sneath Organiser
    Cllr Elizabeth SneathOrganiser
  4. 'No plans' to change overnight A&E closure

    Health bosses say there are still "no plans" to reopen Grantham's A&E overnight, despite an ongoing campaign.

    Grantham hospital

    But bosses at a meeting of the United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust said that the hospital still has a "strong place" in the trust, according to the Local Democracy Reporting service.

    The trust said it's working hard to make Grantham an important part of the trust's service.

    A recent trial chose Grantham as the hub for a specialist bone care service.

    Quote Message: It's an important hospital for the local population as well as Lincolnshire. We want to build up the work of that hospital particularly around elected care, and around planned care. from Jan Sobieraj Chief Executive of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust
    Jan SobierajChief Executive of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust
  5. Death of York women no longer being treated as murder

    The death of a 25-year-old York woman is no longer being treated as a murder.

    Fourth Avenue

    The body of Claire Lucas was found on Fourth Avenue on Monday 2 July 2018.

    A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and he has now been released from police bail.

  6. Staff swimming in squash thanks to generous donations

    Staff at Castle Hill Hospital's Queen's Centre say they've been overwhelmed by people's kindness following an appeal for the public to donate bottles of squash.

    It is used to help patients in Cottingham drink enough water before treatment.

    Well, you generous bunch have been donating in your hundreds - they've been inundated with the stuff!

    In fact, you may have been a little too generous...

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  7. Grimsby shop owner pleads guilty to selling illicit tobacco

    A Grimsby shop owner's been ordered to pay £1,435 in costs after 3,400 illicit cigarettes and 400g of hand-rolling tobacco were found in his shop.

    Internation Foods shop front

    Trading standards officers found the cigarettes and tobacco, some of which were fake, in incorrect packaging at International Foods on Freeman Street.

    Mariwan Osman Hassan, who's 32, pleaded guilty to six offences.

  8. Bradford prepares to celebrate Bubble Up festival

    Bradford is gearing up for the Bubble Up festival this weekend - it's an event celebrating the power and inspiration of water.

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    The city centre will transform into multiple watery playgrounds of creative activities.

    Expect to see events across Bradford, including a huge choreographed one in City Park.

  9. Expert: Data breaches 'will continue'

    Data breaches, similar to the one affecting British Airways today, will continue to happen according to a tech expert in Lincolnshire.


    Peter Cooper, who publishes guides for technology developers says that data breaches like the one affecting the airline are just part of the world we live in.

    British Airways is promising compensation to 380,000 people who've had their financial details compromised in the hack.

    Quote Message: The simple fact is that these systems are complex and it's just going to continue. It's something people do need to be vigilant about and just accept that this is one of the small prices we pay of living in the sort of world we do. from Peter Cooper Software Developer and Technology Publisher
    Peter CooperSoftware Developer and Technology Publisher
  10. Pre-fracking application denied by council

    Plans for exploratory drilling on greenbelt land in Rotherham have been refused by councillors.

    Woodsetts sign

    It's the second time the gas and oil company Ineos have applied to test drill for shale gas on the site in Woodsetts.

    The company highlighted a planning inquiry earlier this year into similar plans at Harthill, which ruled in their favour.

    However, councillors defied their own officers to turn down the application, despite it being recommended for approval.

  11. Police appeal to help trace good Samaritan

    Police are appealing for information to trace a good Samaritan who helped a teenage sexual assault victim in Featherstone.

    Ackworth Road

    The woman spoke and comforted a teenage girl who was sat on the side of the street on Ackworth Road in the early hours of Wednesday September 5th.

    A man has been arrested in connection with the serious sexual assault which is under investigation by Wakefield CID.

    Detective Sergeant Phil Davies of Wakefield District CID, said: “I am appealing to the woman who we believe provided comfort to the victim to come forward as a potential witness."

  12. Plans for new homes in Immingham

    Developers have submitted plans for 525 homes and 80 retirement properties in Immingham.

    Arial view of the Highfield Farm site in Immingham.

    According to the Local Democracy Reporting Service the plans by the Brocklseby Estate would see the housing development built at Highfield Farm off Stallingborough Road in the town.

    A mix of housing would be provided, including two, three and four bedroom homes.

    The site is allocated under the council's local plan which was unanimously adopted back in March by councillors in the region.

    The developer said that the historic Highfield Farmhouse would be retained on the site, but the remaining five farm buildings would be demolished.

    A decision on the proposal will be made by the council at a later date.

  13. Gang jailed after conning 'elderly & vulnerable' people

    A gang of criminals who posed as police officers, conning elderly people in Lincolnshire out of thousands of pounds, have been jailed.


    The judge told them that they'd not only stolen their victims' money, but also their self respect and independence.

    The gang targeted their victims by telephone, pretending to be police officers and convincing them that their bank accounts had been compromised.

    They then persuaded victims to either move money to another account or give it to a courier who was also part of the conspiracy.

    In total, eight people in Lincolnshire lost around £40,000.

    The gang of 9 men (7 of whom pictured), all from the London area, have been jailed for a total of more than 30 years.

  14. River defences built from the river

    How do you build better flood protection without disrupting traffic on the banks of the River Hull?

    A barge crane apparently!

    Who knew there was even such a thing?

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  15. Listen: You Are Not Alone

    Recorded messages are being played at Hull Pier as a way of trying to reduce suicides amongst young people.

    The "You are not alone" campaign encourages them to talk about their feelings as a way of reducing the stigma associated with mental health problems.

    The poems and positive statements have been written and recorded by local youngsters:

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    Video caption: Listen to the inspirational messages being played on Hull Marina to help reduce suicides
  16. Watch: Sheffield paraglider 'Europe's best'

    A 19-year-old paraglider is the best in Europe after beating 150 pilots from 28 countries.

    Theo Warden trains in the Peak District, hanging thousands of feet in the air connected by just a few strings and a bit of fabric.

    He recently won the European Paragliding Championships making him one of the youngest ever winners.

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    Video caption: A man from Sheffield has won the European Paragliding Championships.
  17. Baby shark craze used to promote fire safety

    If you don't know what baby shark is, then count yourself lucky.

    The irritating internet phenomenon has generated a wave of interest over the last few weeks because of its catchy saccharine sweet theme tune.

    Thankfully it's been put to good use, because the song is being used by Lincolnshire fire and rescue as a way to remind you to check your smoke alarm:

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  18. Listen: £1 parking charge will 'drive tourists away'

    Businesses on the North Yorkshire coast say they fear plans to introduce car parking charges during the winter months could harm tourism.

    At the moment, council car parks in Scarborough and Filey are free from November to the end of February.

    However, the local authority wants to introduce a £1 charge, which it says will help fund a residents' discount parking scheme.

    Filey tourism board has also expressed concerns about the plans, with John Casey, from the board, saying a £1 charge will drive tourists away:

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    Video caption: Proposals are due to be discussed by senior councillors next week.

    The proposals are due to be discussed by senior councillors next week.