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Campaign underway to save Hatfield Colliery wheel

A campaign is underway to try and preserve the headgear and winding wheel at Hatfield Colliery in South Yorkshire.

Hatfield Colliery wheel Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The pit ceased production last week with the loss of over 300 jobs.

There will be a March on July 25 to the pit by those trying to save the headgear as a monument to almost 100 years of production.

Ultimately the decision will rest with the Coal Authority.


Leeds faith leader joins 7/7 survivors for memorial walk

The Imam of Leeds' largest mosque has joined survivors of the 7/7 London terror attacks, plus leaders from the main faiths, to honour the 52 people killed almost ten years ago.

Imam Qari Asim walked with Christian and Jewish leaders toTavistock Square, where a bomb destroyed a bus in 2005.

Four suicide bombers from West Yorkshire exploded their devices on the transport system, bringing carnage to the capital.

Imam Asim said it was important to send out a message of solidarity with the victims of 7/7.

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Condolence books placed for John Stollery tributes following Tunisia attack

The coffin of John Stollery is taken from the RAF C-17 carrying the bodies of eight British nationals killed in the Tunisia terror attack at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Condolence books have been placed in Nottinghamshire County Council locations, so tributes can be left for John Stollery.

The 58-year-old social worker was killed in the Tunisia terror attack.

It is hard to summarise what kind of person John was, he was a dedicated social worker and was known to fight hard for the children and young people he supported.

"Many of his young people recognised how hard he worked for them and knew that they could rely and depend upon him at any time.

– Tributes from colleagues of John, Jayne taylor, Owen Pout and Robert Blackburn

He was my social worker and the best one around. John made me realise that my dreams could become reality. For that, I am truly grateful.

– 13-year-old Paige who John helped

John had worked at Nottinghamshire County Council for the past 33 years and for the last 16 years, was dedicated to working with children in care.

Gaelic Football coaching inspires pupils to try new sport

Thousands of schoolchildren across Yorkshire are being coached in Gaelic Football.

The sport originates in Ireland and has mostly been played in England by those who crossed the Irish Sea for work.

Now clubs across the country are trying to get children in their areas involved at an early age.

Read: Gaelic football: What you need to know


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7/7 survivor visits attack sites ahead of anniversary

A woman who lost both her legs in the 7/7 London bombings will be joined by faith leaders today to retrace where the devastating bombings took place nearly 10 years ago.

Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Imam Qari Asim, 7/7 survivor Gill Hicks and reverend Bertrand Olivier Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Gill Hicks is walking from King's Cross to Tavistock Square alongside the religious leaders in a "moment of quiet remembrance" to pay tribute to the 52 people who died.

She will carry a floral tribute reading "Together" along with Imam Qari Asim, of Leeds' largest mosque Makkah Masjid, the Rev Bertrand Olivier, vicar of All-Hallows-by-the-Tower in the City of London, and Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, from Movement for Reform Judaism.

My life and those around me changed forever on July 7 2005. I believe in the power and brilliance of humanity - my life was saved by strangers, people who never gave up, people who risked their own lives to save mine.

To them, I was a precious human life - my rescue wasn't dependent on my faith, my colour, my gender or wealth.

– Gill Hicks

East Yorks GP starts petition against Government's 'New Deal'

It was supposed to be a scheme to help the under-pressure NHS. But the Health Secretary's so-called 'New Deal', which includes recruiting new doctors and seven day a week GP access - has prompted a rebellion from GPs across the country.

One doctor from East Yorkshire has started a petition - which gathered more than 3000 signatures in just a few days - demanding the Government scraps the plans. Helen Steel reports.

Mother launches fundraising appeal in memory of son

A mother has launched a fundraising appeal for the air ambulance team who tried to saver her son's life.

Oliver Franklin, from Cleethorpes, was just 19 when he died in an accident earlier this year.

His mother, Kirsty, is now on a fundraising mission Oliver's memory. Adam Fowler reports

To find out more about Kirsty's fundraising appeal visit

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