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It's elementary! Sherlock world record smashed

One of the most bizarre world records was set this afternoon at historic Temple Newsam in Leeds .

Four hundred and forty three people turned up wearing deerstalkers, puffing on pipes and brandishing magnifying glasses to help set a new world record for the most people dressed as Sherlock Holmes.

Today's gathering of amateur sleuths, smashed the previous record of one hundred and thirteen and was all in a good cause - to help raise funds for a new Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.

Sherlock world record attempt: It's elementary!

A world record attempt for the most people dressed as Sherlock Holmes takes place today at Temple Newsam in Leeds. The Sherlock festival gets underway at 12.30 with the world record attempt at 2.30 sharp.

Now where's Watson? Credit: PA

Sherlock Holmes, one of the most popular consulting detectives of all time, is on the case to help raise money for one of Europe's largest teaching hospitals - the Leeds Teaching Hospitals - to raise funds for a new Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.

The Guinness World Records attempt promises to be the biggest Sherlock party ever. Entry fee is £15 and every participant will receive a Deerstalker hat, pipe and magnifying glass on the day of the event.

The minimum number of people required to set a new Guinness World Records title is 250 participants.


Chatsworth Country Fair expecting thousands of visitors

Over 100,000 people are expected at Chatsworth House over the next three days as the stately home hosts its annual country fair.

Over 100,000 people are expected at Chatsworth House

Tomorrow the fair will host a flypast by planes from Lincolnshire's Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Olympic Gold medallist Sir Matthew Pinsent opened the event with the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. And he revealed he worked as a volunteer at Chatsworth before starting his sporting career.

Bruce delighted to have Dawson at the KC

Hull City boss Steve Bruce says signing Michael Dawson gives his defence a boost in experience.

Bruce has already pledged to rotate his squad should the Tigers overturn a 1-0 first leg deficit and reach the Europa League group stages.

Adding Dawson to his son Alex, captain Curtis Davies and James Chester gives the former Wigan and Sunderland boss options at the back:


Double trouble for stolen monkey

A monkey kidnapped from Blackpool zoo and found in West Yorkshire - now has her hands rather full.

Mamma, a cotton top Tamarin has just given birth to twins

Back in the spring thieves cut a hole in the zoo's perimeter fence and stole one baby, two females along and two male emperor tamarins.

All but the very youngest were eventually found in Brighouse.

Sarah Clark reports:

Stolen monkey's bittersweet baby joy

A monkey stolen from Blackpool Zoo and found in West Yorkshire is back home - and now has company!

The endangered cotton-top tamarin was in the early stages of pregnancy when she was found in Brighouse.

Mamma with her new arrivals Credit: Blackpool Zoo

The Cotton-top Tamarin, who is called Mamma, was one of five monkeys that were taken, following a break-in at the end of April.

While four of the monkeys were returned to Blackpool Zoo, her baby was never found.

Mamma gave birth to the twins on Friday 1st August and keepers have confirmed that she must have been in the early stages of pregnancy when the theft occurred.

102-year-old completes Ice Bucket Challenge

The challenge taking the internet by storm has provoked celebrities, politicians and even our very own Duncan Wood and Jon Mitchell, to throw ice cold water around themselves.

The Ice Bucket Challenge aims to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease research.

A 102-year-old from Chesterfield has shown anyone can get involved, and could be one of the oldest contributors to the charity challenge. The clip has now been shared more than 4,000 times on Facebook.

Click below to watch Jack Reynolds' challenge:

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