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Record crowd for Hull's beer festival

Hull’s leading beer festival attracted a record attendance to the city's historic Holy Trinity Church.

A record crowd attended the festival at Hull's Holy Trinity Church

More than 4,000 people enjoyed the festival – up by 1,000 on last year – with drinkers queuing to enter the church throughout the three-day event.

The festival raised £5,000 to be split between church funds and the £4.5m regeneration project.

Solo pilot's record attempt scuppered by weather

A Yorkshire pilot who was hoping to write his name into the record books by becoming the first person to fly a microlight to the North Pole has had to call off his expedition.

Dave Sykes had to abandon his record attempt

Dave Sykes, a wheelchair user from Dewsbury, made the decision to end his journey after a combination of bad weather, runway closures and a broken hand.

He says that he will attempt the record again next year.


Demolition work begins on fire damaged chapel

Demolition work has begun on an historic church in Hull that was ravaged by fire earlier this week.

Demolition work has begun on the chapel

The blaze ripped through George Lamb Memorial Chapel in Lambert Street in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Work is now under way to make the building safe, while police are continuing to investigate the cause of the fire.

Police name teenage moped rider killed in Swallownest collision

A teenager who died a collision in Swallownest on Friday night has now been named by police.

Joshua Tyler Credit: South Yorkshire Police

16-year-old Joshua Tyler, from Sheffield, was riding a red Peugeot Speedfighter moped along Mansfield Road when he collided with a blue Citroen C3 near to the junction with Florence Avenue.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.


Mistakenly released murderer waits at bus stop for three hours to be re-arrested

A murderer who was mistakenly released from HMP Lincoln last August says he sat at a bus stop outside the prison while he waited for guards to realise their error.

Martynas Kupstys Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Martynas Kupstys pleaded be let back in when he was released part way through his trial for the murder of Ivans Zdanovics in Gainsborough last January.

The Ministry of Justice said the incident was 'regrettable', but that procedures have been put in place to prevent future errors.

Kupstys was jailed for life following a re-trial.

One Direction star to turn out for Rovers veteran's legends match

Louis Tomlinson is set to don his beloved Doncaster Rovers today when he turns out to honour one of the clubs longest serving players, James Coppinger.

Louis Tomlinson will turn out in support of veteran James Coppinger Credit: Press Association

Attacking midfielder Coppinger is now in his 11th season at the club. Born in Guisborough on the edge of the North York Moors Coppinger moved to South Yorkshire in 2005, and has racked up over 500 career appearances, scoring 64 goals.

Coppinger has spent 11 seasons at Doncaster Rovers Credit: Press Association

The club's matched my ambition throughout the whole time I've been here. As I've progressed the club have progressed. I've had fantastic support over the 11 years.

My wife worked in Doncaster, my kids went to school in Doncaster and two of them were born in Doncaster. I know how much it means to Doncaster people and how much football means to them.

His (Louis') enthusiasm and love for the club is massive. That's exactly the same as me and to have him on board, it's an honour for me to have him here because of how well he's done.

– James Coppinger

Strengthening work due to begin on Tinsley Canal Bridge

Work is set to begin on Tinsley Canal Bridge near Meadowhall.

The 20-week works are due to begin on Monday

The bridge, which connects the M1 motorway to the Meadowhall area, will remain open during the 20-week strengthening project which the council say will help to future-proof the city.

However they say that some disruption is inevitable, so commuters may want to make plans to avoid the area.

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