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Yorkshire Ripper 'allowed out for trip to hospital eye unit'

The Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe was allowed out of Broadmoor to visit an NHS eye clinic, according to The Sun.

The newspaper published a picture of him without handcuffs at Surrey's Frimley Park Hospital.

He reportedly shared a joke with guards during the trip. The notorious killer is reportedly undergoing tests at the eye clinic as doctors try to save his sight. Sutcliffe was jailed for life in 1981 for the murder of 13 women and attempted murder of seven others.

Man rescued after diving into River Ouse in York

A drunk man was rescued after diving into the River Ouse in York last night.

The man, in his thirties, jumped off the middle of the Ouse Bridge in the city centre.

Volunteers from the York Rescue boat pulled him out and he was taken to hospital.

Dave Benson, who helps to run the charity which operates the boat , says without their help the man could have drowned in the cold water.


John Prescott pays tribute to 'last of the big beasts' Denis Healey

The former Deputy Prime Minister and Hull East MP John Prescott has paid tribute online to Denis Healey.


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Blair and Kinnock hail 'extraordinary' Healey

Denis Healey, left, with Neil Kinnock, centre, and then US vice-president George Bush in 1985. Credit: PA Archive

Former Labour leaders Tony Blair and Neil Kinnock have both offered tributes to the party's former chancellor Denis Healey.

Blair described Lord Healey as a "great champion for social justice, in and out of Government, a stalwart of the Labour Party, a true patriot who fought for and cared deeply about his country and an extraordinary and vibrant character."

He praised the peer for steering Labour and the country through "some of the most difficult economic times", and said his defeat of Tony Benn to become deputy leader in 1981 had "probably saved the Labour Party as an instrument of Government and social change".

"All of us in the Labour Party owe him a huge debt. Britain has lost a dedicated and faithful public servant," the former Prime Minister said.

Lord Kinnock, during whose leadership Lord Healey was shadow foreign secretary, said: "Denis had high intellect, great personal courage, charm and a sense of humour which was rumbustious and, when needed, lethal."

"He didn't suffer fools gladly or, indeed, at all. That partly explains why he was never leader of the party despite having rich political talent," he added.

Lighthouse keepers wanted

Volunteer lighthouse keepers are being sought to look after visitors to Spurn Point.

Spurn Point lighthouse Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is hoping to attract volunteers to bring the story of the lighthouse and the nature reserve to life. The light house is currently undergoing a three hundred thousand pound restoration.

Vulcan aircraft fans could cause 'safety risk'

Fans of the Vulcan aircraft are being urged not to go and see it take off or land as it could put its final flights at risk.

Vulcan aircraft Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The world's last flying aircraft of its kind will take off from Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster next weekend for its final tour of the country.

But the Vulcan to the Sky Trust has warned supporters not to go and watch there as too many people at the scene would cause a risk to safety and could mean the bomber won't be able to fly at all.

Wildcats preserve Super League status

Wakefield preserved their Super League status with a nail-biting 24-16 win over Bradford in the inaugural one million pound game at Belle Vue

The Wildcats' 17-year stay in the top flight went on the line in the one-off game to decide the final place in Super League for 2016, and it needed a try from hooker Scott Moore a minute from time to finally settle the game.

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