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Yorkshire actor set for Corrie debut

It is never quiet on the cobbles of Coronation Street and tonight sees the arrival of Gavin Rodwell played by Yorkshire actor Oliver Farnworth.

Fans of the soap will have seen Les Dennis' character of Michael trying to track down his long lost son on Wednesday night's episode.

Gavin is set to stir up the nation's favourite street tonight he makes his first appearance. Daniel Harris caught up with Oliver on the set of Coronation Street:

Hull residents to be asked if they want to pay to park at home

A proposed shake up of parking charges in Hull could see residents charged £20 a year to park their cars outside their own homes.

Currently, residents pay £7.50 to pay for an annual controlled parking zone permit, but the council says that is well below the economic cost and taxpayers are making up the shortfall.

The council has agreed to delay making the final decision until after twenty eight thousand households in the zones have been consulted in the New Year.

Frazer Maude reports from Hull:


How Hull's proposed fees compare to other cities

Hull Councillors are to consult hundreds of people in the city on whether they want to have residential parking restrictions in their areas. The proposed fee for areas which vote in favour would be £20.

To get more details about other cities' charges per year click below:

Paul Cox leaves Mansfield Town

Manager Paul Cox has today left Mansfield Town.

Adam Murray will take temporary charge of the first team, while the process of finding a successor begins.

Paul Cox has left Mansfield Town by Credit: Press Association

His departure came two days after they were held to a 1-1 draw in the FA Cup by non-league Concord Rangers.

"I've had a long discussion with Paul Cox this afternoon about the future of the club. This is a club which both Paul and myself hold very close to our hearts.

"Unfortunately, as a result of those discussions, Paul and I have regrettably reached the conclusion that it's in the best interests of Mansfield Town Football Club if he stepped down from his current role with immediate effect. Therefore, the search now begins for a new manager.

"I want to thank Paul for everything which he has achieved with the club over the past three-and-a-half years. We wish him the very best of success in the future.

"Finally, it remains for me to ask for all supporters to unite behind the club and whoever is appointed as our new manager, to ensure that the team has the best chance of achieving the successes on the pitch that we all want."

– John Radford, Chairman

Care worker commended for quick-thinking rescue

A care worker in Leeds has been commended by the fire service after saving one of her patients from a house fire.

Rosemary receiving her award

Rosemary Othick was visiting the patient on 3 October and arrived to find the front door open. As she went in to the house she smelled smoke and found a lady collapsed on the lounge floor.

Rosemary realised the smoke was coming from the kitchen so closed the door, brought the lady out of the house and called the fire brigade.

Officers believe the fire might have started when something was accidentally left or was being dried on a cooker.

The fire was put out and the woman briefly went to hospital.

Assistant District Commander, Tony Head, presented Rosemary with an Area Manager’s Commendation.

My training kicked in and I just acted, closing the doors to hold back the smoke so I could rescue the occupant.

– Rosemary Othick

Rosemary did a fantastic job, taking a calculated risk to rescue the occupant, undoubtedly saving her life.

– Watch Manager Alan Holdsworth


Man dies three weeks after alleged assault

A man has died in hospital almost three weeks after he was allegedly assaulted in a pub beer garden in Harrogate.

Paul Colin Morrison, 51, from Burton Leonard, Harrogate, died on 20 November at Harrogate District Hospital.

Paul Colin Morrison, 51, from Burton Leonard, Harrogate, died on 20 November at Harrogate District Hospital.

He had been in a critical condition since the incident which occurred at the rear beer garden of the Wetherspoons Royal Baths pub on Parliament Street at about 7.30pm on Saturday 1 November 2014.

A 43-year-old man from the York area also required treatment for facial injuries during the incident.

Following police enquiries, a 44-year-old man from Harrogate was arrested on 3 November in connection with the investigation. He was charged with actual bodily harm on the 43-year-old man and grievous bodily harm without intent against Mr Morrison. He appeared at Harrogate Magistrates' Court on 4 November and the case was committed to York Crown Court.

Following the death of Mr Morrison, North Yorkshire Police officers say they are liaising with the Crown Prosecution Service about the investigation.

We are doing everything we can to support them while further enquiries are undertaken. The investigation team is still appealing for potential witnesses to come forward who were inside the Wetherspoons pub prior to alleged assault in the rear beer garden area.

– Detective Sergeant Steve Menzies

Fire Brigades Union warn against crew reductions

Fire union bosses have warned lives could be put at risk if proposals to cut staffing at fire stations in Lincoln go ahead.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has to save £1.2 million and is looking at reducing crews and the number of full-time staff at night which they say will have minimal impact on frontline services. But the FBU fear the cuts will mean they will be unable to keep the public safe:

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Sheffield United co-chairman angry over Evans decision

Sheffield United co-chairman Jim Phipps is "angry and upset" after the club had to withdraw their offer to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans train with the club.

Evans had been invited to use the South Yorkshire club's facilities and get fit after being released from prison, but now won't be permitted to do so.

The Blades were put under pressure to not allow Evans to re-join the club, including Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill saying she were want her name removed from the stand named after if they were to re-employ the striker.

Sheffield United won't have Ched Evans playing for them. Credit: PA

"I'm angry that we are not able to get a chance to do for this footballer what should be done," he said.

"I'm upset that we are not able to do what we wanted to do, but I acknowledge that my view is not the only view.

"My principles and the board's principles are not the only thing that matter."

Police identify body recovered from River Foss

Police have identified the man whose body was recovered from the River Foss in York at around midday on 18 November as Leslie Bell, aged 63, from the Monkgate area of York.

A post mortem examination has been completed and the inquest is expected to open and adjourn next week.

Police enquiries to establish the full circumstances surrounding Mr Bell's death remain ongoing.

Although it is still not known how Mr Bell ended up in the river, officers say there is no evidence to suggest the death was suspicious.

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