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Young footballers take part in Christmas Truce memorial game

Young footballers from Hull have just returned from the trip of a lifetime playing in a special tournament in Belgium to mark the Centenary of The Great War.

They joined the remaining under-12 sides from The Premier League for The Christmas Truce National Tournament.

Held in Ypres, the site of many battles and, now, countless war graves, the three day trip was about testing their physical skills and opening their eyes to the horrors of The First World War.

Jonny Blair's report contains some flash photography:

Jade Etherington to switch on Lincoln lights

Paralympic star Jade Etherington will be in Lincoln tonight to turn on the city's Christmas lights.

Paralympic star Jade Etherington will be in Lincoln tonight to turn on the city's Christmas lights. Credit: Press Association

The 23-year-old from Bourne retired from skiing this month to focus on her teaching career.

The festivities start at 5.45 and the big switch on is at around 7 o'clock.


Fundraising officers run marathon for Harvey's blades

Three police officers in Lincolnshire have run a marathon to help raise money for a boy's blades.

Fundraising officers run marathon for Harvey's blades

Harvey Phillips lost three of his limbs to meningitis and uses specially built blades to walk. The nine-year-old is growing out of his current pair though, and after revealing his love for the TV programme Police Interceptors, Lincolnshire Police got involved to help raise money for a new set.

Fundraising officers run marathon for Harvey's blades

Today, three officers ran a marathon, ending at Lincolnshire Police headquarters to help raise even more funds to go towards his new blades.

Helen Steel was there.

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RNAS Culdrose officer secures marriage proposal...with a little help from Arnie

Dean Goulding got up on stage with Arnold Schwarzenegger to propose Credit: ITV News

A naval officer from RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall has sealed an impromptu marriage proposal with the help of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Dean Goulding was attending an event in Leeds, where the movie star was performing, when he jumped on stage and popped the question to girlfriend Jessica Edding.

Dean says: "We only had three nights left, as I'm in the military and going away for six months, so I was really worried. I thought if it doesn't happen tonight when will it? I wanted it to be special and it was more special than ever. It was amazing."

Fiancee Jessica told ITV News: "It's incredible, we'll never ever forget that."

Dean and Jessica celebrating after the unusual marriage proposal Credit: ITV News


Celebrating Hyde Park Picture House's history

Today marks 100 years since one of the region's oldest cinemas opened its doors for the first time. The Hyde Park Picture House in Leeds screened its first film just a few months after the outbreak of the First World War. Since then it's shown tens of thousands of films, faced the threat of closure, but it's defied the doubters and the changing fashions to keep a traditional silver screen in the heart of the city.

Could Nicola Adams be heading to the jungle?

Future Queen of the Jungle? Credit: PA

Rumours are rife that Leeds' Olympic boxing champ Nicola Adams could be set for a crack at being crowned queen of the jungle. Bookmakers William Hill is already offering odds of six to one that Nicola, who won sporting gold at the 2012 Olympics. will be the winner of the new series of ITV's I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! which starts a week on Sunday. The official line-up for this year's show is due to be announced next week.

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