Ten thousand people turned out to see the Skegness lights turned on this evening. The event was made even more special as Ryan Smith, the teenager who's made a remarkable recovery after being in a coma for four months, helped to flick the switch.
Firefighters have this evening rescued a woman from the first floor of a burning house in Sheffield. The woman was trapped in the house, in Whiteways Road, and was given survival guidance by an operator until firefighters rescued her using a ladder. She was taken to hospital where her condition is not thought to be serious.
The funeral of another of the five teenagers killed in a crash in South Yorkshire has been held in Doncaster. Hundreds of classmates from Danum School were at the service for 18-year-old Arpad Kore at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. There were so many mourners that roads were closed off in the Armthorpe Road area of the town. David Hirst reports.
A four year old boy whose life was saved by blood donors, is calling on people to make a very special gift this Christmas time.
Joseph Mayman from Leeds is recovering from a rare form of childhood cancer, but his mum says he might not have been here to celebrate the festivities if people hadn't given blood.
Twelve thousand donations will be needed over Christmas and New year, but stock must be replenished if supply is to meet demand.
Victoria Whittam reports.
Tranmere chairman Mark Palios claims to have turned down an approach from associates of Ched Evans' about the possibility of the convicted rapist playing for the club.
Palios said he had twice been contacted by people on behalf of Evans about possible talks but refused to pursue the idea.
Evans, 25, wants to return to football after being released from prison last month. He served two and a half years of a five-year sentence after being found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman in 2011.
Evans continues to protest his innocence and has lodged an appeal with the Criminal Case Review Commission.
He was initially given permission by former club Sheffield United to return to train with the club at the request of players' union, the Professional Footballers Association.
But following a backlash from Blades supporters, sponsors and patrons opposed to Evans' return - 160,000 people signed a petition against it - the club retracted its offer last week.
Palios, former chief executive of the Football Association, and wife Nicola took control at Tranmere in August.
He said in a statement released to the Liverpool Echo:
Tranmere allowed Clayton McDonald, who was acquitted of rape when tried alongside Evans, to join the club on non-contract terms earlier in the season, but he was released after just one appearance.
The Director of Corporate Affairs for the Virgin Group Richard Scott has outlined the benefits which will come from the new east coast train franchise.
He says it will mean faster journeys in refurbished trains. And you'll be abe to order food from your seat with a new phone app, he says.
For Richard Scott's full comments click below.
The transport union the RMT has criticised the re-privatisation of the East Coast mainline. North of England representative Craig Johnston said they had heard similar promises before from franchise holders which had not been fulfilled.
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Tory MP Karl McCartney insists he has never favourited any tweets and says he will be writing to Twitter to express concern over the security of his account.
A political opponent earlier highlighted that his Twitter account had favourited an explicit pornographic image.
In a statement to ITV News, he said: