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  1. On the move? East Lindsey Council HQ could be sold

    East Lindsey District Council may sell off its own headquarters and move somewhere cheaper to save money, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    Craig Leyland

    It's currently based at Tedder Hall in Manby, but the authority says it may have to relocate in the latest move to offset significant government funding cuts since 2010.

    Leader of the council Craig Leyland (pictured) says the authority's keeping its options open:

    Quote Message: We know the running costs for this building are very expensive and a number of facilities within the building are coming to the end of their life." from Craig Leyland Leader, East Lindsey District Council
    Craig LeylandLeader, East Lindsey District Council
  2. £210m Leeds South Bank development gets green light

    The next stage of a major development in Leeds has been given the go-ahead.

    A mock up picture of what the development will look like

    As part of the South Bank expansion plans, Leeds City Council has granted permission for a £210m development to be built.

    The development will include 928 apartments, cafes, restaurants and additional office and retail space.

    The apartments will be built on the former Evans Halshaw site on Hunslet Road.

  3. Watch: Aftermath of Barnsley HGV crash

    These were the moments immediately after a lorry crashed into a house in Barnsley earlier this afternoon:

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    Video caption: Lorry crashes into house in Brierley, South Yorkshire

    The crash happened on Park View in Brierley at about 13:40, with emergency crews on the scene shortly afterwards.

    Three people are being treated at Northern General Hospital in Sheffield following the incident.

    Their condition is currently unknown, according to the ambulance service.

  4. Police issue 'survival guide' for students moving to Hull

    A "survival guide" to help university students stay safe during freshers' week has been issued by Humberside Police.

    University of Hull

    Officers will be at the University of Hull's freshers' fair where they will give advice on preventing burglaries and keeping valuable items from being stolen.

    PC Carl Palmer said: “We want to reassure students and their families that we re here to help, to offer advice and assist wherever and whenever we can.”

  5. Final preparations as Collingham Show countdown continues

    The team behind Collingham Show is busy setting up for the big day tomorrow.


    The event, between Lincoln and Newark, includes vintage vehicles and livestock among the attractions.

    Collingham Show is now in its 167th year and organisers say it "retains a strong agricultural identity and has evolved to include a variety of attractions, traders and competitions".

  6. Ban on cars using York's Micklegate moves one step closer

    A ban on cars using York's historic Micklegate has moved one step closer after the council agreed to restrict traffic using the street's imposing medieval gateway.

    Micklegate Bar in York

    York City Council has agreed in principle to an to an 18-month ban on outward traffic through Micklegate Bar.

    The idea's going to public consultation and could eventually see all cars banned from the street, which campaigners say would improve air quality in the city.

  7. Three in hospital following Barnsley HGV crash

    Three people are being treated in hospital after a lorry crashed into a house in Barnsley, according to Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS).

    An image of the crash

    The condition of those taken to hospital is unknown, YAS says.

    Police were called at about 13:40 to reports of a crash on Park View in Brierley.

    Three fire engines attended the scene for an hour and a half.

    The road currently remains closed.

  8. Swimmers to cross Humber to raise cash for rescue boat

    Swimmers are expected to crossing the Humber Estuary this weekend to help raise money for a rescue service.

    Humber Estuary

    They're due to swim between Barton, in North Lincolnshire, and Hessle, in East Yorkshire, on Sunday to raise funds for the Humber Rescue Service.

    Dave Roberts, a coxswain with the charity, said: "It doesn't look too far when you look across the river, but they're swimming perhaps one and a half or two times the width of the river because of the tides."

  9. In pictures: Barnsley HGV crash aftermath

    These are the latest pictures from Brierley, Barnsley, where an HGV has crashed into a house.

    Crash scene

    Police and fire crews were called at about 13:40 to reports of a crash on Park View.

    Crash scene

    Park View remains closed from the junction of Common Road.

  10. Hull's giant turtle highlights planet's plastic passion

    Paul Murphy

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    The challenge of plastic pollution is one of the dominant themes at the British Science Festival in Hull at the moment - and its plastic bottle turtle is a symbol of our dependency on the material.

    Paul Murphy standing by the plastic turtle

    Plastic is contained in 40% of all grocery packaging, but wooden cutlery in the University of Hull canteen is just one sign of how public attitudes towards this material are changing.

    Research commissioned for the festival reveals a growing concern, with 92% of the public believing plastic pollution is spoiling the world's beaches, while 71% want a wider choice of plastic-free products in the shops.

    But there's also confusion: 65% of those surveyed didn't know what they could or could not put in recycling bins.

    A debate yesterday focused on how we change our behaviour towards a material we all rely on.

    The festival organisers' key message is that small changes to how we each behave can make a big difference.

  11. Huddersfield Town features twice on new Monopoly board

    Huddersfield gets its own Monopoly board later this month - and Huddersfield Town will feature twice on it.

    Huddersfield Town Monopoly Board

    The new game will see famous locations from the London original such as Mayfair and Park Lane updated to represent Huddersfield landmarks.

    The club will feature on a pink spot and The John Smith's Stadium will get a dark blue spot.

    The town beat Halifax in a public vote be awarded an official edition of the board game.

  12. Barn fire after large party at Jervaulx holiday cottage

    Police are investigating a barn fire which broke out following a large party at a holiday cottage in North Yorkshire.

    Officers want to speak to a couple of men who were seen talking between two barns in Jervaulx, near Masham.

    The owner of the barns shouted at the men to move before the fire, which started in the early hours of Sunday morning.

    The blaze destroyed £8,000 worth of hay, but pigs in an adjoining barn were moved to safety.

  13. Pedal power marks RAF centenary in Lincolnshire

    To mark the RAF's centenary this year, 100 cyclists have been riding over 60 miles across Lincolnshire.


    They set off from RAF Coningsby this morning and were aiming to get to RAF Scampton by lunchtime.

    They were doing it to raise money for RAF charities.

  14. Yorkshire Dales road closed after two-vehicle collision

    A busy road through the Yorkshire Dales is currently closed following a two-vehicle collision, police say.

    Traffic constable Andrew Ingram says the A65 in North Yorkshire is shut between Clapham and Ingleton:

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  15. In pictures: HGV crashes into house in Barnsley

    This was the aftermath of a lorry crash in Brierley, Barnsley, earlier this afternoon after an HGV crashed into a house:

    The crash in Barnsley

    Police were called at about 13:40 to reports of a crash on Park View.

    Park View remains closed from the junction of Common Road.

    More details as we get them...

  16. Watch: Work on Pocklington flood defences gets under way

    Work has begun on new flood defences which will make a "significant difference" to Pocklington, according to a local councillor:

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    Video caption: Work on flood defences in Pocklington will make a "significant difference" to the town.

    The 600m-long dam structure to the north east of the town will create a water storage reservoir to stop the beck overflowing.

    When it's finished next year, it will hold back enough water to fill 36 Olympic-sized swimming pools - that's about 90,000 cu m of water.

    Symon Fraser, at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "Pocklington has frequently flooded and this will make a significant difference."

    Work got under way yesterday on the scheme which has been part-funded by York-based developer Persimmon:

  17. Lost purse containing £20 returned after 31 years

    A purse which was lost in South Lincolnshire 31 years ago has been handed back to the family of the owner.

    Linconshire Police

    It was found by a man in Market Deeping in 1987 but he only remembered to hand it in recently when he was moving house.

    By using social media, the local policing team was able to find out who it belonged to and hand it back.

    Quote Message: There was £20 plus change still in it Unfortunately those notes are now out of circulation, but I'm sure they can get them changed at the bank." from Insp Ian Martin Lincolnshire Police
    Insp Ian MartinLincolnshire Police
  18. HGV crash in Barnsley

    There's been a collision involving a heavy goods vehicle in Barnsley.

    Police were called at about 13:40 to reports of a crash on Park View in Brierley.

    Three fire engines attended the scene for an hour and a half, according to South Yorkshire Fire Service.

    Park View is currently closed from the junction of Common Road:

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  19. Hull student tells women to get life-saving cancer test

    A University of Hull student is raising awareness of cervical cancer after she and her mother were saved by being tested for the disease.

    Rachael Haukvik, 32, says she wants to "break through the stigma" around the disease with an increasing number of women missing tests.

    Ms Haukvik, whose mother had cervical cancer at 23, said: "This is a really important test, it can save your life. It saved my life, and it saved my mother's."

    In this video, Doctor Philippa Kaye tells the Victoria Derbyshire programme what's involved during a cervical screening test:

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    Video caption: What happens during a smear test?
  20. Have you seen this man?

    Lincolnshire Police are appealing for help in tracing this 32-year-old man.

    Lincolnshire Police

    Benjamin Norries, who has no fixed address, is wanted in connection with alleged witness intimidation.

    Anyone with information about his whereabouts is being asked to contact police.