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Hospital parking charges being introduced for disabled badge holders

Disabled blue badge holders will have to pay to park at three of the region's hospitals under controversial new charges being brought in by Mid Yorkshire Hospitals Trust.

Parking fees for disabled blue badge holders being introduced at some hospitals

From September they will be charged £2 for parking for upto one hour at Pinderfields, Pontefract and Dewsbury Hospitals and £2.80 for over an hour.

But drivers without blue badges will face parking increases from today with charges rising from £1.30 to £2 for upto an hour and from £4.10 to £5 for between two and four hours.

Man due in court over Sheffield murder

A 23-year-old man is due in court today charged with the murder of Cy Cooper in Sheffield earlier this week.

Bluebell Close in Sheffield Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The body of the 44-year-old was pulled out of a property in Bluebell Close in the early hours of Wednesday following a fire at the property.

Subsequent medical tests revealed he died from multiple injuries , none of which were caused by the fire.

Late last night detecives charged Paul Cain, of no fixed abode, with Mr Cooper's murder. He is due to appear before Sheffield magistrates this morning.

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Yorkshire Day celebrations planned in Bradford

Yorkshire Day celebrations are planned to take place in Bradford later today.

They will start at 12 noon with the City Hall bells striking the hour and playing the Yorkshire anthem, 'Ilkla Moor Baht'at.

As part of the ceremony, Lord Mayor of Bradford Councillor Joanne Dodds will perform the official reading of the Yorkshire Day Declaration on the steps of Bradford's City Hall and the Yorkshire flag will fly in Centenary Square.

Part of roundabout to be removed for shipment of turbines

Part of the Tollbar roundabout on the A16 in North East Lincolnshire will be temporarily removed to make way for a shipment of wind turbine parts being transported through the borough on a 40m long trailer.

It is to enable the giant trailers to negotiate the roundabout as they make their way from the Port of Goole to an onshore wind farm development at Gayton le Marsh near Mablethorpe.

There will be a test run of the route with an empty trailer later today, to be followed by a shipment of 24 abnormal loads travelling between Sunday 2 and Tuesday 11 August.

Two loads per day will pass through North East Lincolnshire between mid-morning and mid-afternoon on the M180, A180 and A16.

Rhinos unveil limited edition kit for Wembley final

Leeds Rhinos have unveiled a limited edition kit that they will wear for the Challenge Cup final at Wembley, as they look to retain the trophy they won a year ago.

Credit: Leeds Rhinos

This year’s Wembley showcase on Saturday 29th August is almost 120 years to the day since the meeting at the George Hotel in Huddersfield that signaled the formation of Rugby League and Leeds will revert back to their traditional colours for the day.

Leeds wore a white kit when they first lifted the Challenge Cup back in 1910 and 105 years later, they will once again wear white on the biggest day of the year whilst incorporating the club’s famous blue and amber bands in the design.

The Rhinos beat St Helens 24-14 to reach their fifth Challenge Cup final in six years.

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Rhinos beat Saints to secure Challenge Cup final spot

Leeds Rhinos are through to their fifth Challenge Cup final in six years after a hard-fought 24-14 victory over St Helens at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Zak Hardaker scored the opening try of the game Credit: Press Association

The Rhinos took a 12-4 lead going into half-time courtesy of tries from Zak Hardaker and Joel Moon. They extended their advantage after the break when Jamie Peacock crossed over. However, the Saints fought back with two tries to pull the score back to 18-14. Kallum Watkins crossed over with his 17th try of the season to restore Leeds' two score lead, and the Rhinos held on to secure another trip to Wembley.

Hull KR will be hoping to make it an all-Yorkshire final when they take on Warrington Wolves in the second semi-final on Saturday.

Yorkshire diver Jack Laugher makes history in Kazan

Yorkshire diver Jack Laugher has made history by becoming only the second British diver to ever win an individual World Championships medal.

The 20-year-old from Harrogate won bronze in the 3m springboard final in Kazan, Russia.

Hull boxers set for Rumble on the Humber

Hull boxers Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle are set to lace up their gloves and do battle in front of up to 15,000 fans at Craven Park on Saturday.

The eagerly-anticipated 'Rumble on the Humber' - a world title eliminator - has certainly caught the public imagination.

John Shires spoke to the two men:

Travel advice for people attending Rumble on the Humber

Albion Street Car Park in Hull will be free from 5pm tomorrow afternoon for people attending the Rumble on the Humber at the KC Lightstream Stadium, Hull City Council had announced.

It means visitors will be able to get a bus to the stadium on the night.

Stagecoach will be running a standard service to the ground and providing late buses back to the city centre directly after the event.

There is limited parking around the ground itself and the council is urging people to use the bus as an alternative in order to alleviate congestion.

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