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Slipstream is phenomenal says council

A sculpture created in Hull has been shown off for the first time at Heathrow Airport.

The eighty metre long work called Slipstream shows the shapes made by a stunt plane flying through the length of the new Terminal two.

It'll be seen by 20 million passengers a year - making it one of the world's most viewed artworks.

The artist, Richard Wilson, and Hull City Council who helped in the process, say they are delighted with the results:

Hayley's skirt turns up in Lincoln charity shop

A charity shop in Sleaford got an unexpected delivery last week when they received a dress worn by Coronation Street star Julie Hesmondhalgh.

Julie wearing the skirt while filming in Blackpool
Julie wearing the skirt while filming in Blackpool Credit: Press Association

Julie's character, Hayley Cropper, left the show after a controversial storyline earlier this year.

The skirt is a purple, floral, Birketex skirt, in size 16, with sequins and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

It is being sold for £45 at Sleaford’s British Red Cross shop.

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Police seek woman over purse theft

Police investigating the theft of a purse in Scarborough have released CCTV images of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

CCTV
CCTV

Sometime between 10.30am and 11.15am on Saturday 1 March 2014, a black purse was stolen from McDonalds on Huntriss Row.

Officers have reviewed CCTV footage from McDonalds and have identified a woman they would

Leeds man among eight in court over fatal arson attack

An innocent family perished in a petrol-fuelled blaze at their home when it was mistakenly targeted in a revenge attack following the fatal stabbing of a fitness coach, a court has heard.

Bilal and Jamal Taufiq
Bilal and Jamal Taufiq

Shehnila Taufiq, 47, her 19-year-old daughter Zainab, and sons Bilal, 17, and Jamal, 15, all died when the fire engulfed their terraced house in Wood Hill, Leicester, in the early hours of September 13 last year.

Aaron Jeffers who is 21 and from Carr Mills, Buslingthorpe, Leeds and Kemo Porter, 19, Tristan Richards, 22, Nathaniel Mullings, 19, Shaun Carter, 24, Jackson Powell, 20, Aaron Webb, 20, and a 17-year-old youth who cannot be named for legal reasons, each deny murdering the family.

Opening the Crown's case against the eight defendants in their trial at Nottingham Crown Court today, prosecutor Richard Latham QC told the jury the fire was a "retribution process" for the fatal stabbing of their friend, Antoin Akpom, hours earlier.

Mr Latham told the jury the Taufiq family had no connection to the incident involving Mr Akpom or the eight defendants.

The court heard that Mr Akpom had been stabbed in the back in a "confrontation" involving two 19-year-olds, Hussain Hussain and Abdul Hakim, at around 5.30pm on September 12, less than a mile away in Kent Street. He was pronounced dead in hospital at 7pm.

Hussain was jailed for life with a minimum term of 15 years for Mr Akpom's murder following a trial at Stafford Crown Court earlier this month.

The jury was told that Hakim's mother lived two doors down from the arson attack on the Taufiq family home.

Tigers fans have sympathy with Gunners over ticket allocation

Hull City fans were disappointed with the Football Association's announcement that they and Arsenal would have 25,000 tickets for the FA Cup final at Wembley.

Previous finals have had the same allocation at the 90,000 seater stadium.

The Gunners have over 50,000 season ticket holders and Hull fans say they sympathise with their opponent's struggle to get tickets:

Cancer drug too expensive for general release according to health watchdog

A new drug for breast cancer which was trialled at a Sheffield hospital will not be routinely available on the NHS.

Health chiefs say Kadcyla, which can extend patient's lives by six months and underwent trials at Weston Park Hospital, is too expensive to roll out across the country.

It can cost more than £90,000 per patient.

The decision by NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has been criticised by patient support groups.

Debra Horsman works for Haven which is a Leeds based charity:

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Police seek witnesses to fatal car crash

A man from Bradford has been killed in a car crash in Bingley.

West Yorkshire Police

Police would like to speak to anyone who might have seen the accident at about 3.55pm on Tuesday April 22 on Otley Road, Bingley, adjacent to the Graincliffe Reservoir.

An MG ZR car travelling one way and a VW Crafter van travelling the other crashed. Initial enquiries suggest the MG had crossed into the opposite lane just prior to the collision.

The driver of the car, a 33-year-old man from Bradford, died at the scene.

Giant rocking horse arrives in Burnby Hall Gardens

The world's largest hand-carved wooden rocking horse will be stabled at Burnby Hall Gardens in Pocklington.

Bigger Bertie
Bigger Bertie

Bigger Bertie measures 28' 3" long x 14'6" high and 5'10" wide, and has attracted widespread media attention at both national and international levels.

he will now have a new home at the Gardens, giving their many thousands of annual visitors the opportunity to appreciate this fantastic rocking horse in beautiful surroundings.

Angela on Bigger Bertie
Angela on Bigger Bertie

A local couple, Sean and Angela Smith of Seaton Ross purchased Bigger Bertie with the express wish that he would be used to benefit the local community.

Angela said: "Our family has enjoyed visiting the gardens at Burnby Hall and our children just love rocking horses so we thought they would make a special combination for all to enjoy."

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