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The Armley Mills Industrial Museum in Leeds has teamed up with the Friends of Sierra Leone National Railway Museum to celebrate the 100th birthday of Nellie the Engine - the Central African country's oldest surviving locomotive, which was actually built in Leeds. Gaynor Barnes reports.


Hull name unchanged side for Man Utd clash

Victor Valdes made his full Manchester United debut as Louis van Gaal's side looked to send Hull down with victory at the KC Stadium.

David de Gea failed to overcome his hamstring injury and was left out of the squad, which meant Valdes made his first start since suffering a serious knee injury for Barcelona 14 months ago.

Angel di Maria replaced Marouane Fellaini in midfield and captain Wayne Rooney came in for Radamel Falcao, who did not make the bench.

Hull, who must win to stand any chance of avoiding relegation, named the same starting XI that lost to Tottenham last weekend.

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Cooper wants to put 'families at heart' of Labour party

Yvette Cooper has said the Labour party has to offer hope to families. Credit: Stefan Rousseau / PA Wire/PA Images

Labour leadership hopeful Yvette Cooper has said she will put measures to help families at the heart of her campaign to rebuild Labour after its election defeat.

The shadow home secretary said Labour had to "reach outwards" and "rebuild", winning back voters who deserted the party in favour of the Tories, Ukip and the SNP.

Ms Cooper believes she can smash the "glass ceiling" and become Labour's first permanent female leader, vowing to "shake up the system".

In an interview with The Sun on Sunday (£), mother-of-three Ms Cooper, whose husband and former shadow chancellor Ed Balls lost his Westminster seat in the general election, said Labour had to offer hope to families.

We need to put families at the heart of our politics. As a mum, I feel very strongly about that because my family, my kids are the most important thing in my life.

That has to be reflected in what we do. We have got to reach out and rebuild and that means winning back voters.

We've got to show practical things we can do to help families get on, to know their kids can get an apprenticeship, have a good start in life and go to university.

– Yvette Cooper


Illegal rave crowd attack police

Four police officers have been injured - one seriously - after officers came under attack from a large crowd of revellers when they broke up an illegal rave in Lincolnshire last night.

Four Lincolnshire Police officers were injured breaking up an illegal rave near Bourne

Police went to the Twyford Woods area, just off the A1, near Bourne, around midnight, after receiving a call from a member of the public complaining about loud noise and anti-social behaviour.

But when they attempted to break up the gathering they came under attack from the large crowd. Four officers were injured, one seriously but not life-threatening. A police dog was also injured.

Three women from Norfolk were arrested and police seized sound amplification equipment and generators. Police are asking motorists to avoid the roads around Twyford Woods whilst their enquiry continues.

Calendar Weather - Sunday

Brightening from the north Credit: York KERRIE GREENFIELD

Cloudy with hill fog and some rain first thing, however this should gradually clear to leave a drier and brighter afternoon from the north with some sunshine.

Cloud will linger for longer in the south, especially around The Wash and for North Norfolk - but even here it should brighten later in the afternoon.

Feeling warmer near the coast compared to Saturday but a fresher breeze in general. Highs in shelter in the sunshine up to 16-18°C

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75% reduction of front counter services at Derbyshire Police

Derbyshire Police says only four of its 16 front counter services will remain open by September.

12 front counters will be closed by September Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The closures are part of the force's plans to make savings of up to £26 million during the next five years.

Only the counters at Buxton, Chesterfield and Derby's St Mary's Wharf and Pear Tree police stations will remain open.

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