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Early morning queues for Rhinos Challenge Cup final tickets

Leeds Rhinos fans were queuing from as early as 7 o'clock this morning to get their hands on tickets for the Challenge Cup final at the end of the month.

The Rhinos booked their place in rugby league's showpiece event thanks to a 24-14 victory over St Helens.

It will be the fifth time in the past six years the Rhinos have played at Wembley but last year's win was their only triumph since 1999.

Urgent appeal to find WWII bomber command veterans

An urgent appeal is being made to try to find all former living veterans who served with the Bomber Command during World War II.

Bomber Command memorial Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The International Bomber Command Centre want to ensure every aircrew member is issued with a personal invitation to attend the unveiling of a memorial.

Special name plates will be placed on memorial walls around the Bomber Command spire on Canwick Hill in Lincoln to honour those who lost their lives.

Work on the plates will be finished by mid to end of September.

The event will take place in October 2015.


Plans for new cancer support centre approved

Maggie’s, the charity that provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends, has been granted planning permission to build a new Maggie’s Centre in the grounds of St James’s University Hospital in Leeds.

The Centre has been designed by Heatherwick Studio, founded in 1994 by Thomas Heatherwick.

Plans for the new Maggie's Centre have been approved Credit: Maggie's Centre

Working in partnership with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the new Maggie’s Centre will provide free support for anyone living with cancer as well as their family and friends.

The Centre, due to open in 2017, will enhance the cancer support already offered by Leeds Cancer Support at the Sir Robert Ogden Macmillan Centre, through Maggie’s evidence-based core programme of support.

The Leeds Cancer Centre provides specialist cancer services to a population of around 2.7m people across the Yorkshire region.

Artist's impression of the new Maggie' Centre in Leeds Credit: Maggie's Centre


Cyclist killed in bridge fall

A cyclist has died after falling 15m from a bridge at Dibble's Bridge in North Yorkshire.

A cyclist died after falling 15m from Dibble's Bridge near Hebden Credit: Yorkshire Air Ambulance
The Air Ambulance attended the crash scene in Hebden, North Yorkshire Credit: Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was called to the scene at 8.30am yesterday morning but the cyclist had sustained fatal injuries.

The team was stood down while a police accident investigation took place.

The air ambulance team, many of whom are active cyclists, said they offered their sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased.

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