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Emmerdale provisionally approved for soap fan tours

Plans to turn the Emmerdale village into a tourist attraction have been provisionally approved by the planning authority in Leeds today.

Emmerdale could be open for public tours Credit: ITV News

The set, on the Harewood estate, could soon be opened on weekends to tourists. The soap's bosses say it would have economic benefits to the local community - but some residents say it would increase traffic and cause a disturbance. The final decision will be made by the chief planning officer.

Teenager charged with York Murder

A 19-year-old man who was arrested in connection with a murder on Hamilton Drive in York on Monday has been charged with the murder of Liam Miller.

He has also been charged with the attempted murder of a man in his fifties who was found injured in the street.

He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at York Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning.


Watts facing lengthy ban after biting charge

Hull prop Liam Watts is facing a heavy suspension after being charged with biting an opponent.

Watts is facing a ban after being charged with biting an opponent Credit: Press Association

The 25-year-old former Hull KR forward is accused of biting fellow front rower Adam Walker in the Hull derby at the KC Lightstream Stadium a fortnight ago.

Watts was charged by the Rugby Football League's match review panel, which normally makes its recommendations on the Monday after each game but were forced to wait for the findings of a formal investigation into the incident.

Watts is facing a grade E offence, which carries a ban of between four and eight matches.

He has started each of Hull's last 16 matches but, if he is found guilty and handed the most severe punishment, his season would be over.

Watts does not have the option of submitting an early-guilty plea and so will appear before an independent disciplinary tribunal next Tuesday, three days before Hull play the first of seven matches in the Super 8s.

Rumble in the Humber: Coyle and Campbell face off

Olympic champion Luke Campbell and his one time mate Tommy Coyle came face to face today at the final press conference ahead of their world title eliminator at Hull KR's Craven Park on Saturday night.

The fight, which is being billed as the 'Rumble in the Humber' is bringing out the best of the city's friendly rivalries, as John Shires reports:

Sheffield burglar jailed for five years

A burglar from Sheffield has been jailed for five years after stealing a car from the driveway of a house.

Marlon Guy Grossett has been jailed for five years Credit: South Yorkshire Police

28-year-old Marlon Guy Grossett, of Barnsley Road, Fir Vale after breaking into a house in Belmont Drive, Stocksbridge, in June. Grossett, along with others, stole one of the cars from the driveway, as the homeowners gave chase in another car.

Grossett continually denied his involvement in this crime and has refused to assist us in providing the names of his accomplices, which is highly frustrating for both the victims and the officers involved.

I am pleased he has been taken off the streets for a number of years and our work will continue to ensure that criminals like Grossett are apprehended and brought to justice.

– Detective Chief Inspector Steve Whittaker


Man jailed for life after attempted murder of police officer

James Leslie, convicted of trying to murder a Leeds policewoman ,has been jailed for life with a recommendation he serve at least 15 years.

Officers at the scene in Leeds in December 2013 Credit: Press Association

39-year-old Leslie was convicted last year of attempted murder and is being sentenced at Leeds Crown Court.

Leslie fired a sawn off shotgun at PC Suzanne Hudson's head at point blank range through a glass window when she called at his flat in Headingley in December 2013. She has been left with a permanent disability in her hand and needed emergency surgery on arteries in her neck.

Plans for Hull's new Hilton Hotel approved

Plans for a new Hilton hotel in Hull have been hailed as a valuable asset in the bid to attract visitors to the City of Culture celebrations.

Plans for the new Hilton Hotel in Hull have been approved Credit: Artist Impression

Councillors approved the 167 bedroomed complex today, adding that it would create local jobs and boost the economy. It will be built on the site of the former Lexington Avenue nightclub on Ferensway.

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