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People gather for two minute silence at Hull Cenotaph

People gathered for a two minute silence at the Hull Cenotaph to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

A two minute silence was held at the Hull Cenotaph Credit: ITV News

Rev Canon Dr Neal Barnes from Holy Trinity Church led a service at the city's war memorial.

Rev Canon Dr Neal Barnes led the service Credit: ITV News


Bell tolls at Bradford Cathedral

A single bell has tolled at Bradford Cathedral at the exact time one hundred years ago that the Battle of the Somme began.

The single bell tolled at the Cathedral for five minutes Credit: ITV News

The bell chimed for five minutes followed by ten minutes of silence and then a further ten minutes of prayer led by the Dean to remember all those who lost their lives.

The service ran simultaneously with two others at Ripon and Wakefield Cathedral.

The Bradford Pals window Credit: ITV News

Bugles sound across Leeds to commemorate start of the Battle of the Somme

Bugles sound across Leeds to commemorate the start of the Battle of the Somme the exact moment troops went over the trenches 100 years ago.

Buglers play at the gathering at the Victoria Gardens War Memorial Credit: ITV News

The tribute to the fallen is part of a programme of commemorative events organised by the council and a host of other organisations and groups across the city to mark the centenary of the battle.

The buglers were stationed at a number of city centre locations, including the Victoria Gardens War Memorial, Civic Hall, the top of Briggate, Leeds Minster, Dortmund Square and City Square.


Royal Armouries Museum to commemorate Battle of the Somme

The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds is planning to commemorate the one hundred anniversary of the Battle of the Somme which saw almost half a million British soldiers lose their lives.

Yorkshire suffered more casualties than any other region in the country.

The museum is using re-enactors to bring the conditions and recollections of soldiers to life.

17-year-old boy in hospital after stabbing in Sheffield park

Police are investigating an incident at Endcliffe Park this evening after a boy suffered a stab wound.

Officers were called to the park at 7.20pm following reports that a 17-year-old boy had been injured.

He was taken to hospital for treatment, where he remains in a stable condition. His injury is not thought to be life threatening.

A cordon is in place at the scene while officers carry out their enquiries. No one else was injured and no arrests have yet been made.

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