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Application for East Yorks gas drilling site

An application has been made to the environment agency for exploratory drilling at a site in East Yorkshire.

Proposed drilling site in West Newton Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Rathlin Energy want to test drill for natural gas at West Newton, which will now go out for public consultation until the end of the month. In a statement, the Environment Agency stressed that it is not an application for fracking and any permit, if granted, would not allow fracking.

New appeal to trace people who helped Hillsborough victim

A new appeal's been launched to trace people who helped a victim at Hillsborough.

Concourse area of Leppings Lane outside stadium Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The aerial photo shows the concourse area of Leppings Lane outside the stadium where the man appeared to be unconscious and was bare chested.

Investigators are asking people who saw or helped him at the three points in the picture to get in touch.


Resurfacing work to begin on A64

Overnight resurfacing work is set to begin on the A64 near Malton tonight.

Contractors from Highways England will be resurfacing a half a mile stretch of the westbound carriageway between the crossroads at Barton Hill to the junction with Foston Lane.

The work will be carried out between 8pm and 6am for four days.

Temporary traffic lights will be in operation overnight and traffic will be restricted to 50mph.

From Monday 12 October, a half a mile stretch of the A64 will also be resurfaced between the villages of Crambeck and Huttons Ambo.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place between 7pm and 7am along with a temporary speed limit of 40mph. The work is expected to be completed on Tuesday 20 October.


Bradford charity considers withdrawing Calais aid

A Bradford-based charity has told ITV Calendar that it will be considering withdrawing its aid from the camp in Calais, following a visit to assess the situation in the area.

Food arrives at the camp Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Human Relief Foundation said that many people living in the Calais Jungle have enough food and clothes, with some suggesting they are happy to stay in the camp.

Deputy CEO Kassim Tokan described lifein the camp as “miserable”, but said the visit had led him to question the motivations of some people living there.

“I thought they have valid reason, but most of them they haven’t any valid reason… they want to go (to the UK) to get money, a better economic situation.”

– Kassim Tokan, Human Relief Foundation

Given the current political climate, Mr Tokan suggested many of the people living in the camps would be better off closer to home. “There is no point in staying here”, he said. “Syrian people in Jordan have a much better life.”

He stressed that each case had to be taken individually, but indicated that it would be difficult to isolate “genuine” cases among the thousands of people living in the camps.

Mr Tokan suggested the charity would look instead to support people closer to their country of origin. “We need to find other places to help them… we are going to help people in Jordan, in Lebanon, in Turkey.”

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Ched 'always maintained he was wrongly convicted'

Ched Evans Credit: PA

People supporting Ched Evans have released a statement following the news that his conviction is being referred for appeal.

They say they welcome the decision for the conviction to go to appeal adding: "Ched and those who closely support him, have always maintained that he was wrongly convicted and using new information that was not presented at his trial, we expect that in time his conviction will be quashed."

David Cameron to back Leeds' mum in GBBO final

David Cameron has revealed he will be rooting for Nadiya Hussain in the final of the Great British Bake Off.

Nadiya Hussain Credit: GBBO/BBC

The Prime Minister said he was backing the Leeds mother for showing she was 'so cool under pressure' in reaching the last three of the popular TV contest.

He plans to sit down with his family to watch her showdown with rivals Tamal Ray and Ian Cumming on Wednesday, just hours after making his keynote speech to the Conservative Party conference.

The PM's own bread-making skills might not be appreciated by judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood - two years ago he revealed he likes to bake it in a machine.

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