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Bruce plans unchanged side for season finalé

Hull boss Steve Bruce hopes to name an unchanged side for the Tigers' unlikely Barclays Premier League survival mission against Manchester United on Sunday.

Jelavic looks set to start up front Credit: Press Association

Nikica Jelavic is expected to lead the forward line once again as Bruce seeks the win his side require to give themselves any hope of staying up.

Jake Livermore remains suspended by the club following a positive drugs test while Mohamed Diame (knee) and Gaston Ramirez (hamstring) are both still out.

Provisional squad: Harper, McGregor, Dawson, McShane, Bruce, Chester, Rosenior, Brady, Robertson, Elmohamady, Huddlestone, Quinn, Meyler, Hernandez, Aluko, N'Doye, Jelavic.

Mitch Winehouse launches substance awareness scheme in Gainsborough

The father of Amy Winehouse, who died in 2001, has launched a new programme in her memory to educate children about substance misuse.

Mitch Winehouse with students and staff at Gainsborough Academy

Mitch Winehouse chose Gainsborough Academy to launch the Amy Winehouse Resilience Programme. Its aim is "to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential".

The Winehouse family spoke to students about Amy's death, the impact of substance misuse and the Resilience programme.

Gainsborough Academy said, "It is crucial that we work together to educate the young people in the community to make the right choices for their future".


York panto moved for major historical dig

Next year's pantomime in York will be taking a break from its traditional venue thanks to a major archeological find.

Archaeologists work on the site at York Credit: York Theatre Royal

A geological survey on land marked for the Theatre Royal's expansion discovered the foundations of one of Europe's largest medieval hospitals.

As a result, the Theatre will now have to postpone their expansion and bring next year's panto from the semi-permanent Signal Box Theatre at the National Railway Museum.

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Hotel 'did not know' of manager's convictions for child deaths

I think the latest developments will have ramifications across the industry.

What we're learning this lunchtime is that the third party hotel owners that were supplying Thomas Cook with the holiday accommodation will later today issue a statement, in which they admit that they did not know of the background of that hotel manager.

A detailed inspection has now been carried out at the hotel Credit: ITV News

They did not know, they say, that he had been convicted in connection with those deaths in Corfu.

Now, that is going to be something which will lead to an awful lot of soul-searching and debate, there'll be questions about what checks hotel groups should be making of their staff, should there be more robust systems in place, before people are put into positions like that.

There is, I have to say, no safety question about the hotel where he was working up until yesterday, it's our information this lunchtime that Thomas Cook has sent in safety experts, the've done a 350-point safety audit, and they have found no cause for concern.

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Electrician convicted over Corfu child deaths sacked

An electrician convicted over the deaths of two British children while on holiday in Corfu has been sacked from the hotel where they died - nine years after the tragedy.

Bobby and Christi Shepherd, aged six and seven respectively, died from carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty boiler at the Louis Corcyra Beach Hotel in Corfu in 2006.

Christi and Bobby Shepherd were on holiday with their dad when they died in 2006. Credit: Family handout

ITV News learned yesterday that Christos Louvros was still employed by the same Thomas Cook-run hotel, despite his conviction for unlawful killing in 2010.

A spokeswoman for Thomas Cook said the company had been "shocked" to learn he was still there, and told ITV News they had immediately contacted the hotel management.

The hotel operating company has confirmed that this is now not the case and the individual is no longer employed at the hotel.

– Thomas Cook spokeswoman


Former Bradford Council leader Eric Pickles to be knighted

Eric Pickles, who is originally from Keighley, is to be given a knighthood, Downing Street has announced.

Former Bradford Council leader Eric Pickles to be knighted Credit: Press Association

The Conservative former Communities Secretary will be made a Knight Bachelor in recognition of his public service as an MP, a former Cabinet minister and his time in local government including two years as Bradford Council leader, No 10 said.

Mr Pickles, who was first elected to Parliament in 1992, lost his front bench role following the general election.

Man charged over owl possession

A man from Sheffield has been charged with offences relating to the capture of wild owls.

Joel Martin, 20, of Clayton Crescent in Waterthorpe has been charged with taking and possessing two wild Tawny owls and of having a trap capable of being used to take wild birds.

He was arrested on 19 May by Wildlife Crime Officers from South Yorkshire Police and the National Wildlife Crime Unit.

He is due to appear in court on 16 June.

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