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Thousands attend Chatsworth Country Fair

Thousands of visitors have headed to Chatsworth House today, the home of the Duke of Devonshire, for the the 34th country fair at the north Derbyshire stately home.

The three day event is one of the biggest in the country with displays and stalls covering all aspects of rural life from birds of prey to vintage vehicles.

It also brings a big boost for the local economy. Martin Fisher reports.


Bucket of cannabis found in car boot

Police have seized a bucket of cannabis from a couple in North Yorkshire. Officers from North Yorkshire Police stopped a silver Audi at Gate Helmsley and found the cannabis in a bucket in the boot.

The two occupants of the car, a 20-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, both from East Yorkshire, were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis.

Both have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Police call for witnesses to Tingley collision

Police have issued a fresh appeal for witnesses to a collision on the A650 in Tingley in which a motorcyclist was killed.

Damian Porritt

44-year-old Damian Porritt died at the scene early on Tuesday morning.

The incident took place after a red Dennis refuse wagon and his white and red Yamaha YZF motorcycle collided near to Capitol Boulevard.

I would continue to appeal for anyone who was travelling along the A650 around the time of the incident who may have seen either vehicle prior to the collision, or who witnessed the collision itself to come forward. Enquiries are ongoing.

– DC Kerry Gibson


Lincolnshire councils submit plans for devolution

Ten local authorities in Lincolnshire have announced ambitious plans to work together to create a so-called regional powerhouse and drive future growth within the county.

The organisations met this morning to reveal plans to work together on issues currently managed on a national level - such as transport links, managing flood risk and health care. The Government had set a deadline for today for councils to submit proposals for devolution.

15-year-old missing from Bentham

Police are appealing for information to find a missing 15-year-old girl. Geodie Curran has been missing from Bentham since 28 August.

It is believed she has been staying with friends and is in the Morecambe area.

Officers are making a direct appeal to Geodie to get in contact with them to let people know she is safe and well.

Mother whose sons were killed by their father: the warning signs were there

Paul (left) and Jack died when their father set fire to his house with the boys locked inside

A mother who lost her two children in a house fire started by their own father says lessons must be learned following the publication this afternoon of a review into the tragedy.

12-year-old Jack Sykes and his nine-year-old brother Paul died in the blaze that also killed their father Darren at Penistone in South Yorkshire last October. He had lured them to the house by telling them he had bought a new train set.

Their mother Claire says the authorities could have done more to prevent the boys' deaths.

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