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Rotherham gets spooky for Halloween

Boston Castle and Thrybergh Country Park in Rotherham are hosting events for Halloween next week.

Boston Castle will be decorated as a 'spooky' castle Credit: Press Association

The historic castle will be decorated as a 'spooky castle' and hold events such as candle-making on Wednesday 29 October.

Our Halloween events are always very popular with the young spirits and spectres who attend them and they have become something of a tradition for many families who use them to get their fun underway at this time of year.

Boston Castle is the perfect place to host a spooky event. Despite its recent renovation, it has hundreds of years of history in its walls and when the staff have finished putting the spooky decorations up, it'll be the perfect creepy castle.

Similarly with the beautiful Thrybergh Country Park. Come Halloween, once the staff have finished their work, it’s transformed into a ghastly green space full of terrifying treats and spooky scares.

We hope as many little ghosts and bats get dressed up and join us for these two fantastic events as possible

– Karl Battersby, Strategic Director for Environment and Development Services

Plans unveiled for huge off-shore windfarm

More details have been made public today about plans for a huge wind farm off the coast of Lincolnshire which will be one of the biggest in the world.

The Triton Knoll wind farm could have up to 288 turbines

A consultation period over the electrical system of the Triton Knoll wind farm, which will be situated 20 miles off the coast of Mablethorpe, is now underway.

The company behind it already has planning consent for up to 288 turbines to provide electricity for 800 thousand homes.

RWE says the project could also lead to 19,000 jobs.

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New BAE Academy will create 150 jobs

A new academy for BAE systems is set to be built at Humberside airport, which will result in 150 new jobs over three years.

The new Academy will incorporate a hanger, training aircraft, classrooms and practical training workshops Credit: Press Association

The £5 million training academy will provide 60 apprentice opportunities each year to BAE Systems trainees.

Work will start on Friday 24 October and will coincide with a special Spitfire fly-past. The Academy should be ready by October 2015.

The new Academy will incorporate a hanger, training aircraft, classrooms and practical training workshops.

BAE Systems will take on up to four cohorts of 15 apprentices (60 in total) each year, on a two-year apprenticeship, who will be trained to NVQ level three.

Once qualified, they will become part of the BAE Systems team, working alongside the RAF in supporting the fast-jet fleets at RAF Conningsby and RAF Marham.

The trainees are mobile and flexible and could transfer to bases abroad to support International Export programmes.

This exciting development will help raise the profile of engineering as a career path for young people and provide fantastic opportunities.

It will further reinforce our belief that North Lincolnshire is a great place to invest and learn. I am delighted the council can play an important role in the increasing demand in the engineering sector and in attracting more people to the area.

– Cllr Liz Refern, Leader, North Lincolnshire Council


Murder investigation begins after assault in Sheffield

A murder investigation has been launched after a man died following an assault at his home in Sheffield.

Murder investigation begins after assault in Sheffield

Police were called by the ambulance service just after 1am today after a man was found with serious injuries at his home in Greenland Drive, Darnall.

The 42-year-old man was taken to hospital but died later.

A post mortem examination will take place today to establish the cause of death.

A man in his twenties has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody.

Police say inquiries at the scene will be ongoing throughout the day.

Anyone with information is asked to call South Yorkshire Police.

Police search for man missing from Dunnington

Police have issued an urgent appeal to help find a man who is missing from his home in Dunnington, York.

Clive Nicholson, 57, went missing on Sunday 19 October 2014.

Clive Nicholson, 57, went missing on Sunday 19 October 2014.

Police investigations so far lead officers to believe that he has travelled to the Sheffield area in a dark blue Ford Mondeo estate car.

Officers are concerned for Mr Nicholson’s welfare and are urging members of the public to report any sightings of him or his vehicle.

They are also appealing to anyone who has seen him since the night of Saturday 18 October to contact them. Mr Nicholson is described as white, of medium build, 5ft 9in tall, with short greying hair, blue eyes and he wears glasses.

He is believed to be wearing a cable-knit grey jumper, white polo t-shirt, dark blue jeans and black shoes.

He may also be wearing a waist-length grey hooded jacket. Anyone with anyone information that can help the search for Mr Nicholson is asked to pass information to their local police on 101.

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