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Naughton becomes fifth Hull FC signing for 2015

Following a new deal for Callum Lancaster, Hull FC have announced the signing of another young English player with a move for Curtis Naughton from Sydney Roosters.

The former England Academy and Bradford Bulls player has spent the last year in Australia with the Roosters, but is returning to Super League with the Black and Whites for 2015 on an initial one-year deal, with the club holding the option of a further 12-months.

It makes the 19-year old Hull's fifth signing ahead of the 2015 season and adds even more competition to Lee Radford's growing number of exciting outside backs.

Fire forces council to evacuate depot

Hull City Council has evacuated its Stockholm Road deport following a fire on the industrial estate.

The closure of the site is on the advice of Humberside Fire and Rescue. Waste collection, highways and passenger transport services will continue, but there may be a disruption.

The council is urging people to avoid the area and find alternative routes.


Plumes of smoke visible across Hull


Dowager Duchess of Devonshire's funeral to take place

The funeral of Deborah, the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire will take place later today.

Deborah Mitford as a young woman Credit: Press Association

The Duke of Devonshire's mother died last month at the age of 94.

She was the youngest and last surviving Mitford sister - who for almost fifty years ran the Chatsworth House with her late husband Andrew Cavendish.

The service will be held at St Peter's Church in Edensor within the Chatsworth estate and a book of condolence will be placed in Flora's Temple, inside the Chatsworth Garden, for guests to sign.

Multi-faith vigil in Bradford for IS hostages

Churches are being urged to join other faith leaders for a multi-faith vigil outside Bradford City Hall this evening for the release of Alan Henning and those being held with him.

Alan Henning Credit: Henning family

The vigil will start at 7pm and will be led by the Area Bishop of Wakefield and acting Area Bishop of Huddersfield, Bishop Tony Robinson and the acting Area Bishop of Bradford, Bishop Tom Butler who are joining other faith leaders from across the communities.

The vigil has been organised by the Pakistan Club - a group of professional people who are working to build bridges between faiths.

We pray that God will bring him and others safely to their families. Our aim is to show our concern and solidarity with the family so they know they are not alone in this. We are all with them in our thoughts and prayers, and totally condemn the action of Islamic State.

– Yaqub Masih, Vice Chairman of Pakistan Club

Alan Henning, a taxi driver from Eccles in Salford was captured by IS militants while delivering aid to Syria.

IS militants issued a threat to kill the father-of-two in a video released on 13 September which also showed the killing of another British man, David Haines.

Apple-growers invite visitors to sample bumper crop

Beningborough Hall in North Yorkshire is celebrating a bumper harvest of apples with a fortnight of fruit-inspired activities for visitors.

The award-winning National Trust property grows dozens of varieties of apples within its walled gardens.

It is inviting people to come and marvel at this year's crop, as well as enjoy some talks and apple-sampling.

Garderner, Mark Pethullis, says it is an opportunity to see some of the apple varieties they are working hard to preserve:

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