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Row over memorial for Hull's lost fishermen

For more than a decade the fishing heritage group, Stand, has been been campaigning and raising funds for a permanent monument to the thousands of men who lost their lives at sea.

It is intended to be a place where people can go to reflect and to remember - and planning permission for the memorial in Hull was finally granted this week. But,as Tina Gelder reports, the design of the main focal point has come in for criticism from some.

Tonight's rugby results

Wakefield Wildcats were narrowly beaten by Super League Champions St Helens tonight. Richard Owen scored with just over ten minutes left on the clock but despite late pressure Saints held on for a 16 points to 20 win. Confirmation of that and other results from the Super League here.

Rugby league results


Garden in memory of fallen soldier

A charity is transforming the garden of a mother whose son was killed in Afghanistan. Nineteen-year-old Gavin Elliott was fighting insurgents in Helmand Province in 2009 when he died.

Now the charity Forces Support is helping his mum, Jayne, makeover her garden at her home in North Anston near Worksop. When complete it will have a special area where Gavin can be remembered, as Martin Fisher reports.

Angela speaks of her life with Morquio Syndrome

Following on from the story of Sam Brown from Otley and his mum's desperation to secure a life changing drug that is not currently available on the NHS - we speak to Angela Paton from Leeds, in her first broadcast interview.

Unlike Sam, who is only six, Angela has lived most of her life without the drug and knows first hand what a positive impact it can have. Adam Fowler went with Angela as she travelled to Manchester Royal Infirmary to film her receiving the treatment

Four arrested after Dewsbury drugs bust

Four people - including a sixteen year old youth - are in custody tonight following a £1.2 million drugs bust on the streets of Dewsbury - caught on camera in broad daylight.

Armed police shot the tyres out of a car being driven by suspected drug dealers in Earlsheaton and recovered a massive haul of cocaine. Residents have been speaking of chaotic scenes they witnessed - just yards from a local school. Chris Kiddey reports.


Hanson focused on target of Wembley clash

Bradford striker James Hanson boasts a rags-to-riches tale fit for any FA Cup romance but his focus is firmly on the future as the Bantams aim to book their place in a Wembley semi-final on Saturday.

Hanson in action against Chelsea Credit: Press Association

The story of how Hanson rose from stacking shelves in his local supermarket to starring for his home-city club on the biggest stage has had plenty of airing in the course of his side's recent knockout heroics.

And as he prepares for the big Valley Parade quarter-final against Reading, the 27-year-old Hanson believes the time has come to put his tale of non-league toil behind him and set higher targets for himself and his club.

Ever since I started scoring goals for Guiseley in the Unibond League I had the confidence I could play at a higher level and there is no reason why both myself and Bradford can't achieve this. We've shown in recent seasons what we're made of. When I joined in 2009 we were struggling at the wrong end of League Two and since then we've gone to a League Cup final and got promotion and now this. The club is thriving at the moment and with the money the club has made from the cup runs and last year's promotion it should be a massive factor for the club in terms of how it is able to progress in the next few years.

– James Hanson, Bradford City

Hanson is the only member of the current Bradford squad to cost a transfer fee - he was snapped up for £7,500 with the fee including the guarantee of a pre-season friendly.

But Phil Parkinson's side have already emphatically proved their credentials in back-to-back wins over Premier League opposition to the extent that many are making them favourites against high-ranked opponents on Saturday.

We know there's no reason why we can't do it again after what we did against Chelsea and Sunderland but there is no doubt we are still going in as the underdogs. We're looking forward to another chance to test ourselves against higher-level opposition. They have a lot of players who have played in the Premier League so we know it is going to be a test.

– James Hanson, Bradford City

The game holds particular appeal for Bantams boss Parkinson, who made 361 playing appearances for the Royals and was voted their best ever central midfielder in an online fans' poll.

Parkinson expects to be able to recall former Chelsea defender Filipe Morais who has missed the last three games with a knee injury, while Gary Liddle is available again after suspension.

Dolly Parton backed reading scheme faces axe

A reading scheme for children in Rotherham backed by country and western star Dolly Parton is facing the axe after the local council pulled its financial support.

Dolly Parton launched the Imagination Library eight years ago

The Imagination Library was launched eight years ago to encourage under five-year-olds to read by sending them a free book every month. Rotherham Council is blaming government cuts for its decision to withdraw £400,000 funding.

A spokesman for Dolly Parton said she was disappointed with the decision.

Hull's boxing heroes on show at the Ice Arena

There is a big night of boxing in store in Hull on Saturday as local heroes Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle both return to action in their home town.

Olympic champion Campbell had pulled out of the bill at Hull's Ice Arena after his father's health deteriorated, but after talking it over with his family he decided to fight and today weighed in at Princes Quay shopping centre.

Chris Dawkes reports.

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