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Chuckle Brothers announce latest tour

Paul and Barry Chuckle

Rotherham's favourite comedy duo, The Chuckle Brothers, are teaming up with Dorothy, The Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow for their latest tour - and a new twist on the Wizard of Oz story

Paul and Barry star as wizards and are promising lots of laughs in a family show aimed, they say, at everyone between the ages of three and 103.

They are appearing at Grimsby auditorium on May 27 - but you can see them here first, on Calendar tonight at 6pm.


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Churchill's funeral train on display in York

The funeral train that carried Winston Churchill from Waterloo to Oxfordshire in 1965 is going on display at the National Rail Museum in York from today.

The Battle of Britain class locomotive named after the statesman, plus the carriages, were restored at Shildon in County Durham and in parts of Hampshire.

James Lester, the fireman on the footplate of the locomotive hauling the train back in 1965 was present to witness the funeral train brought back together half a century later:

It's been great working with the museum on this display to mark this anniversary and for me; it's like turning the clock back 50 years.

I'm a little more hard of hearing than I was back then but the sound of that whistle and seeing the locomotive and train, together again, has brought it all back to me, the huge crowds watching us go past and the deep sense of sadness that was evident on the occasion."

– James Lester

They train and carriages are part of a special display to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Churchill's state funeral.

Search for missing Darren, 15, in York

Missing from York: Darren Boyd

Police in York are appealing for the public's help to trace a 15-year-old boy who has gone missing.

Darren Patrick Boyd, from the Boroughbridge Road area of the city, was last seen by his family at 8pm on January 28th. His family and police are concerned for his wellbeing as Darren is believed to be in an emotional frame of mind. Officers are searching for him across the city.

He's 5ft 3in tall, slim, with short dark-brown hair and it's believed he is wearing a navy blue Nike hooded top, light grey Nike tracksuit bottoms and black-navy blue Nike trainers.

Polish man who 'blighted Spalding' removed from UK

Dawid Szumlanski, banned for at least one year

A Polish man said to have 'blighted Spalding' with his persistent street drinking has been removed from the UK under an Administrative Removal order.

Dawid Szumlanski, who's 28, will be unable to re-enter the UK for at least one year.

Community Inspector Jim Tyner said: "Szumlanski blighted Spalding with his persistent street drinking and he was also convicted of shop theft during the Op Washer period in December".


Dean Windass to become Tigers' Club Ambassador

Hull Tigers have announced that Dean Windass is to be become the club’s first ever official Club Ambassador.

Born and bred in Hull, Windass has been one of the most important figures in the Tigers’ history, making his debut in 1991 under then manager Terry Dolan.

He returned to the Tigers in 2007 following spells at Oxford United, Bradford City, Middlesbrough and Sheffield United.

In the last year Windass has returned to the KC Stadium to entertain guests in the corporate lounges on match days, and last December he travelled to India with club officials tor epresent the Tigers at the Barclays Premier League Live event.

His new role, from February 2nd, will see him representing the football club at local schools and community events as well as having increased responsibilities on match days and also assist the media department.

He said: “It’s a great honour to be an ambassador for Hull City. I’ve always had a special affinity with the club and always will do. I spent many happy years at the club and achieved some of my greatest sporting accolades whilst playing here, so I was delighted to be asked to take up this role."

Yorkshire poppy appeal reaches £3 million

For the first time ever, the Yorkshire Poppy Appeal has broken the £3 million mark.

Yorkshire poppy appeal reaches £3 million Credit: Press Association

It is the most money the campaign has ever raised at this point of the appeal and the British Legion think the success is partially down to the First World War centenary.

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