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Family appeal over missing Yorkshire soldier

Missing: Matty Bermingham

The family of 21-year-old Yorkshire Regiment soldier from Huddersfield are appealing for help in finding him.

Matty Bermingham has left his army barracks in Warminster and is believed to be in Tenerife, but he hasn't made contact with his family for almost two weeks.

He is now registered as 'absent without leave'. Matty's brother Graham says he is very worried about him. He said that Matty had been looking forward to travelling to America with the army football team later this year.

Matty with brother Graham


Hull player misses baby's birth .... but scores a try!

Hull FC fullback Jamie Shaul helped his team to a 38-10 victory over Catalan Dragons ..... but missed the birth of his first child to play.

New dad Jamie Shaul Credit: PA

Little Teddy was born to mum Chloe whilst Jamie was in Perpignan for Hull's promising start to the First Utility Super League season.

The result sees Hull maintaining their 100% win record after their win over Salford Red Devils last Friday. It means the Black and Whites have started the season with back-to-back wins for the first time in six years, with the result taking them top of the table once again.

And hopefully it was worth it for Jamie - who did score one of Hull's seven tries!


Demolition of 1970s Halifax car park

Many roads in Halifax were closed this morning due to the demolition of the Cow Green Multi-storey Car Park. The moment the building came down was captured by Calderdale Council (@Calderdale).

The concrete car park was built in the early 1970s and closed three years ago on safety grounds when structural inspections showed it to be in a very poor condition.

Stranded barges removed for bridge work

Preparing to move stranded barges

Work has started on installing a temporary bridge at the site of the flood damaged Elland bridge, near Halifax.

The bridge, which is addition to the pedestrian crossing point installed last month, is being moved into place using a large crane, which is also being used to lift the stranded canal boats which were displaced during the Boxing Day flooding.

This bridge will carry utilities such as water, gas, electricity cables and telecoms. The work will mean the closure of the junction of Elland Road and Park Road until about 9pm today.

This closure means there will be no access via Park Road from Brighouse on to the A629 Calderdale Way for this period. However, access to Exley and from the Calderdale Way through to Brighouse will be unaffected.

Diversion routes will be in place, and warning signs will be in position on the junctions leading to Park Road.

Elland bridge is in a very bad state, and will unfortunately have to be demolished. As well as previously being an important crossing point, the damaged bridge also carries important utility services. The installation of a separate crossing point to contain these services will ensure they are protected. While the new bridge is being installed, it will be necessary to close the road because of the size of the crane needed. The work will be done as quickly as possible, and the crane will also be used to move the beached canal boats which have become an iconic image of the flooding."

– Calderdale Council Leader, cllr Tim Swift,

Man's body found on Skegness beach

Body found on Skegness beach Credit: PA

A man's body has been found by a dog walker on the South Parade area of Skegness beach.

Police say they believe they know who the man is and are in the process of tracing relatives. They would like to hear from anyone who thinks they may have seen him between about 7pm on Friday evening and Saturday morning.

He is in his 50's with receding light brown hair and blue eyes and was wearing walking boots, cream jeans and a hooded jumper and a Ferrari baseball cap.

The death is being treated as 'unexplained' but its not thought to be suspicious. Tests will be carried out next week to establish the cause of death. Anyone who believes they may have seen the man is asked to call into 101 quoting our incident number 76 of February 13

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