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Grandfather admits murdering nine-year-old grandson

A grandfather has admitted murdering his nine-year-old grandson. Lincoln Crown Court was told that Alex Robinson was drowned in a bath by 65-year-old Stewart Greene.

Grandfather Stewart Greene admitted murdering his grandson

Alex was left in Greene's care at his mother's home in Lincoln last December.

Nine-year-old Alex Robinson was left in his grandfather's care last December

Greene said he was angry at his daugther for not letting him live with her. The court heard Greene had been in and out of psychiatric hospitals since the 1980s. He will be sentenced later today.

Beverley's Kyle Edmund to make Davis Cup debut for Great Britain

Kyle Edmund will make his Davis Cup debut for Great Britain in the final against Belgium.

Edmund had been favourite to get the nod after winning a tournament on clay, which will be the surface for the tie in Ghent starting on Friday, two weeks ago.

And, barring a late change, the 20-year-old will play the opening match on Friday against Belgian number one David Goffin before Murray takes on Ruben Bemelmans.


Liam Bridcutt joins Leeds United on loan

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Liam Bridcutt has joined Leeds United on loan from Sunderland. The 26-year old heads to Elland Road where he could make his debut in the Championship fixture against Queens Park Rangers this weekend.

Bridcutt arrived on Wearside in January 2014 and has made 36 appearances for the Black Cats since signing from Brighton and Hove Albion.

Former Brighton winger Will Buckley who had been on loan at Leeds, will now return to the Stadium of Light.

Five teenagers arrested over Sheffield Bonfire Night disorder

Five teenagers have been arrested in connection with the disorder that took place on Bonfire Night in the Abbeydale Road area of Sheffield.

Two 15-year-old boys, a 16-year-old girl, a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy from Sheffield have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

They remain in police custody being questioned by officers.

The events of Bonfire Night shocked and scared the local community.

Today’s positive action forms part of our ongoing investigation into this disorder and our enquiries will continue to identify those responsible for this dangerous and thoughtless criminality.

I’d also take this opportunity to issue a further appeal for information. I know there was a lot of information posted on social media about this incident and we’d be keen to hear from anyone who may hold videos or photos that we haven’t yet seen.

In addition, if you have heard anyone talking about this incident or know anything else you think might help our officers, please get in touch.

– Inspector Ian Stubbs

A fifth of Yorkshire Year Six schoolchildren are obese

Statistics out today show that almost a fifth of Yorkshire's schoolchildren are obese in their last year at primary school. A national programme to measure children also indicates that the situation amounts children is worse than ten years ago.

Parkinson Lane Primary School in Halifax runs a breakfast club to encourage children to eat healthy food. Headmaster Gugsy Ahmed says parents are encouraged to attend exercise classes alongside their children to make sure that the message about active lifestyle reaches pupils when they go home from school.

13-year-old boy attacked in York

A 13-year-old local boy has been assaulted on the cycle track between Hob Moor and Tadcaster Road in York.

The incident happened on Wednesday afternoon. A man aged around 19 or 20-years-old forcefully grabbed the young victim and pulled him off his bicycle and shook him violently.

Fortunately the victim did not require hospital treatment but has been left distressed by the incident.

Officers are appealing for information about the assault and are urging anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward.

In particular, they are appealing for information about a white man aged 19 to 20-years-old, about 6ft tall of medium build with short curly ginger hair.

The man was wearing a black hoody and blue or black trousers and was seen to by riding a blue BMX bicycle.


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Black Friday 'could be first UK £1bn online shopping day'

Retailers are gearing up for record Black Friday sales spending. Credit: PA

This year's Black Friday could become the UK's first £1 billion online shopping day, a retail expert has predicted.

Experian-IMRG believes internet spending will hit £1.07 billion, a 32% increase on last year's £810 million.

was the estimated amount spent online by British shoppers in 2014

The Centre for Retail Research expects a slightly more modest £966 million to be spent online on Friday, with shopping over the entire weekend culminating with Cyber Monday to hit £3.49 billion.

Concern for missing Derren, last seen in Beeston

Police are urgently appealing to trace a man who has gone missing in Leeds.

Derren Harker, aged 45, was last seen in the Beeston area yesterday morning.

He is described as white, about 5ft 7ins tall, with short dark brown hair with grey flecks. He was wearing a black coat, white t-shirt, blue jeans and grey shoes.

Detective Inspector Paul Hobson, of Leeds District CID, said: "We are very concerned for Derren's welfare due to the circumstances in which he has gone missing and we urgently need to establish his whereabouts."

Anyone who has seen him or who has any information that could assist in tracing him is asked to contact officers at Elland Road.

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