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Gary Barlow announces first of musical's cast

Gary Barlow has revealed that two local actors are among the cast for his musical "The Girls". In a tweet he says he is proud to announce Ben Hunter, from Hull, as Danny and Josh Benson, from York, as Tommo.

Ben replied saying he was 'buzzing".

"The Girls" is based on the story of the Rylstone WI members in North Yorkshire who bared all in a calendar for charity. The musical, written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, will have its premiere at Leeds Grand on November 14th.


Iconic poppy sculpture relocated to Yorkshire

The iconic poppy sculpture which wowed millions at the Tower of London has been relocated to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of a UK tour.

Wave, which is one part of the stunning war tribute, remembers soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War.

Its new home means thousands more people in our region will be able to see the amazing art work.

Sarah Clark reports:


Gas leak residents face night out of their homes

Dozens of families are facing a night out of their homes as work goes on to stem a major gas leak in Sheffield. Emergency services evacuated homes in the Nether Green area earlier today - and a 100 metre cordon remains in place around the ruptured pipe. Residents have been offered accommodation at a local school - and have been warned work could go on throughout the night. David Hirst has been following the situation.

Warrington banking on home support against Brunker

By Sam Duffy

Unbeaten boxer Josh Warrington faces Australian Joel Brunker on Saturday evening for the WBC International and Commonwealth Featherweight title.

Warrington will fight in front of a partisan home crowd at First Direct Arena in Leeds in his 22nd professional fight. His opponent Brunker has only lost once in 29 fights.

Leeds-born Warrington has won on all three of his previous visits to the venue, in an atmosphere described by promoter Eddie Hearn as ‘one of the best in world boxing’.

If victorious, Warrington is targeting a domestic featherweight showdown with Lee Selby, with the possible venue being Leeds United’s Elland Road.

Bradford woman undergoes surgery to increase height

A woman from Bradford says her life has been transformed by undergoing radical surgery to increase her height.

Sanika Hussain had her legs broken in two places - and they were then lengthened by three and a half inches.

Sanika, who says she was bullied as a child for being small, spent a year unable to walk at all.

She is still less than five feet tall but says the treatment has given her a new found confidence.

Chris Kiddey reports:

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