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Hillsborough inquests hear from fans at the ground

The Hillsborough inquests have heard evidence from Liverpool fans at the ground on the day of the disaster. It is the first time supporters have spoken at the inquests.

One fan, Alison Willis from Mansfield, has told how she was ordered to get back into a pen at the Leppings Lane end of the ground by a police officer - while people in the stand were dying. Andy Bonner was at today's hearing:

Cancer sufferer warns of desire for the perfect tan

A young woman from East Yorkshire is warning of the dangers of trying to achieve the perfect sun tan after being diagnosed with skin cancer.

After years of not covering up in the sun, Phoebe Drinkwater was diagnosed with the disease after finding a lump on her arm. She says she now has a more responsible attitude to sunbathing.

Her warning to others comes on the day a new survey reveals the number of people admitted to hospital for skin cancer has increased by 41 per cent in just five years.

Kate Walby reports:

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Isaac Nash collection raises nearly £700 for RNLI

A collection started by the friends of 12-year-old Isaac Nash, who was swept out to sea in Wales on Friday, has already raised nearly £700 for the RNLI.

Volunteers have spent days searching the coastline
Volunteers have spent days searching the coastline Credit: ITV Calendar

Isaac's body has not yet been found. The community in Highburton came together for a balloon release last night. Those who knew him thanked volunteers in Anglesey and the RNLI for their efforts in trying to find him.

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Bruce 'surprised' at being able to land Ben Arfa

Hull City boss Steve Bruce has expressed his surprise at being able to land Newcastle midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa on loan until the end of the season.

Hatem Ben Arfa
Hatem Ben Arfa Credit: PA

Ben Arfa was one of four deadline day signings by the Tigers along with record signing Abel Hernandez, Gaston Ramirez and Mohamed Diame.

His departure has caused some consternation on Tyneside with former Magpie Olivier Bernard describing the club's decision as "a big gamble".

Bruce had been watching Ben Arfa since he fell out of favour at St James' Park but with plenty of other interest he was not convinced a short-term deal would be possible.

Bruce told his club's official website:

"I've been monitoring Ben Arfa for a couple of weeks and we quietly made it happen.

"I didn't think it would be possible to do a loan deal, but the later it gotthe more beneficial it became. With a bit of patience and luck, we've managed to pull in a really good player.

"We all know he is a wonderful talent and although it has gone a little bit sideways for him at Newcastle in the last couple of months, he'll bring that little bit of flair and creativity that every team needs."

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BBC 'made it clear' Cliff leak came from 'Op Yewtree'

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Head of the Home Affairs Select Committee Keith Vaz MP Credit: ITV News

BBC staff "made it clear" to South Yorkshire Police that the source of the leak into the investigation into Sir Cliff Richard came from within Operation Yewtree - Scotland Yard's investigation of sexual abuse allegations against disgraced presenter Jimmy Savile and others - chief Constable David Crompton has told MPs.

Speaking to the Home Affairs Select Committee, the police chief admitted he did not go to BBC senior management to ask them not to run the story - but added there were examples given during the Leveson inquiry into culture, practice and ethics of the press in which journalists had ignored such requests.

More:BBC says it will not name sources in Sir Cliff row

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Yorkshire Police deny wrongdoing in Sir Cliff search

One of the police forces which searched Sir Cliff Richard's home denied they acted in a way designed to "ensure maximum coverage" of their investigation.

David Crompton
David Crompton will appear in front of the Home Affairs select committee later today. Credit: PA

South Yorkshire Police chief David Crompton said the force was approached by a BBC journalist with detailed information about its investigation, and "reluctantly" the reporter was give notice of the planned search to dissuade the corporation from publishing details in advance.

He objected to an analysis piece published on the BBC website that he felt suggested there had been a deliberate attempt to "ensure maximum coverage" by the force, and accused the broadcaster of trying to "distance itself" from the fact it had initiated contact with them.

Thames Valley Police said it had no contact with the media before the search warrant was executed.

BBC News' head of newsgathering Jonathan Munro said information about an inquiries into Sir Cliff did not come from South Yorkshire Police, while the force said it had decided to work with the broadcaster to protect its investigation.

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