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New figures reveal that more than 50 per cent of children across our region can't swim.
Safety experts warn thousands of primary school pupils will break up for half term today unable to be safe in and around water.
The widow of a soldier murdered in broad daylight on a crowded London street today paid her own tearful tribute.
Rebecca Rigby from Halifax revealed that Drummer Lee Rigby was due home in Yorkshire this weekend to see her and their two year old son.
The couple were married in their local church 6 years ago. At an emotional news conference Rebecca today professed her undying love for her husband whose death has shocked millions.
Three houses have been searched in the Halifax area in connection with a shooting in London last Saturday. No arrests have been made. Police believe the incident in London in which a 31-year-old man was shot in the leg was gang related.
Hundreds of people have turned out in York to give their backing to British troops. The Second Signal Regiment paraded through the city after returning from Afghanistan last week.
A group of environmental campaigners are targetting public and unused spaces to provide free food for all. The gardeners in Leeds are forsaking flowers for edible vegetables.
West Yorkshire Police says there has been an operation underway in the Ovenden area of Calderdale which involved specialist firearms officers. The officers are working under the direction of the Metropolitan Police. The force says it is not linked to events in Woolwich.
Neighbourhood Policing officers are currently patrolling the area.
People in the Lincolnshire village of Saxilby, believed to be the former home of Michael Adebolajo, one of the two men seen in videos brandishing knives shortly after the attack on Drummer Lee Rigby, have been warned by police to think carefully about making comments on social media sites.
Police have charged a man from Lincoln in relation to comments on Facebook and he'll appear before magistrates in the city tomorrow.
James Webster's report contains pictures that some viewers, particularly those with young children, may find upsetting.
A 22-year-old man has been charged on suspicion of making malicious comments on Facebook following the murder of British soldier Lee Rigby.
Benjamin Flatters, of Lincoln, was arrested last night after complaints were made to Lincolnshire Police about comments made on Facebook, which were allegedly of a racist or anti-religious nature.
He was charged with an offence of malicious communications this afternoon in relation to the comments, a Lincolnshire Police spokesman said.
Flatters has been remanded in police custody and will appear before magistrates in Lincoln tomorrow.
Now, when it comes to tourist destinations organisers of the city of culture 2017 bid say Hull should be on top of the list.
Today they revealed how they plan to win the prestigious title, and how their quirky scheme has catapulted the city from rank outsider to a serious contender. Victoria Whittam reports.