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Refinery fined £1.4m after creating 'an inevitable risk of death'

The safety failings of the company which ran Lindsey Oil refinery in north Lincolnshire "created an inevitable risk of death" a judge has said.

The comments came as oil firm Total UK were fined after a major fire at the plant near Immingham which killed one of their workers.

24-year-old Robert Greenacre died in the blaze in June 2010. His parents were in court to hear today's sentencing.

Michael Billington has the story:

Bruce up for Championship fight despite KC departures

As expected Hull City have today sold both defender James Chester to West Brom and Robbie Brady to Norwich.

Brady didn't travel with the team to their pre-season training camp in Austria, but our sports reporter Chris Dawkes did.

He has been speaking to manager Steve Bruce about his plans for the coming season after the club were relegated from the Premier League in May:


Divers pick up team Gold at World Championships

Rebecca Gallantree from City of Leeds diving won a brilliant gold for Great Britain on Wednesday at the World Aquatics Championships in Kazan.

Tom Daley delivered a stunning fourth dive in their six-stage combination in the team event, with four of the six judges scoring it a perfect 10.

The British pair totalled 434.65 points, putting them ahead of Ukraine, who took second place, and bronze medallists China.

I can't quite believe it. It's a little bit surreal at the moment. To be honest, I'm gutted I didn't do a front like that in the synchro but obviously there's lots of positives to take out of it and I'm really looking forward to my individual now.

– Rebecca Gallantree

Yorkshire author writes book about Jeremy Bamber case

Thirty years after the murder of a family of five which shocked the nation, a Yorkshire author says she has written the definitive book on the subject.

The man who carried out the cold blooded killings - Jeremy Bamber - has maintained his innocence for years - but Carol Ann Lee says despite extensive inquiries she can find no one who says Bamber did not do it.

Bamber is still trying to win his freedom from his cell in Wakefield Prison.

Chris Kiddey reports:

Man travels 3,500 miles across Europe to commemorate WW1 centenary

A man who has spent the last three months cycling, walking and climbing across Europe to raise money for the Royal British Legion and a German Veterans' charity says he wanted to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Phil Brotherton from Keighley travelled 3,500 miles along the front lines from Gallipoli in Turkey back to the UK leaving 2015 poppies on the route, in memory of the soldiers on both sides who died.

He popped into the Calendar studio to speak about his journey:

Fundraising campaign launched for Conley Thompson

A fundraising campaign has been launched to help meet the funeral costs of seven-year-old Conley Thompson who died earlier this week after becoming trapped in a pipe on a building site near Barnsley.

More than £1000 has been raised so far with donations coming from across our region.

It comes as South Yorkshire Police have appealed for help in tracing Conley's movements on Sunday evening.

Martin Fisher reports:

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