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Harold Wilson's car a snip at £25,000

A car belonging to the Huddersfield-born Prime Minister Harold Wilson has gone on the market for £25,000. He ran the Labour Government for two terms in the 1960s and 70s - and his preferred mode of transport was the Austin Princess Vanden Plas. Fitted with a high speed gear box and with only eight thousand miles on the clock - experts reckon it is something of a bargain. Matt Price reports

Appeal launched for injured Hero

Pink bandages for Hero Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Hull Animal Welfare Trust has launched an appeal to raise £2,000 to care for an injured dog believed to have been used as bait in dog-fighting

The five-month-old French bulldog and pug cross, which they have named Hero, was found injured and abandoned in Pearson Park, West Hull, by a council dog warden. Injuries to his feet and legs were so severe he has been forced to wear bandages since and he's due to have an operation later this week to try to repair the damage.

Sarah Clark reports:


Vet: Jumping rabbits love their exercise

You had better hop to the Great Yorkshire Show Ground this weekend, if you want to see a new take on the Grand National.

The Swedish rabbit jumping team are appearing at the the Burgess Premier Small Animal Show. The bunnies have been specially bred, and can jump as high as three feet.

According to organisers, they love to show jump and they hope the attraction will help owners to understand how much exercise pet rabbits need.

Tina Larsson from the Swedish rabbit jumping team and vet, Matthew Brash told ITV Calendar about what spectators could expect:

Jumping rabbits at Great Yorkshire Showground

Swedish jumping rabbits are set to steal the show at today's Small Animal Show at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.

Jumping bunnies

Speed and agility aren't words usually associated with the humble bunny, but these professional jumpers from Sweden are set to be the stars in the Grand National of the rabbit world. They first appeared at the show 2011, and four of the fluffy creatures will be back again today after two years away, due to popular demand.

The jumpers are just one of the attractions at the show, which takes place today and tomorrow and is organised by a small committee of dedicated volunteers. It is the largest small animal show in the country - with around 3,000 chinchillas, gerbils, hamsters, mice, rabbits and rats attending over two days.


Spooky goings on at Lincoln's Guidhall

A paranormal investigation team will spend the night in Lincoln's Guidhall this evening watching out for ghostly goings on.

The charity event will take place at the Grade I listed building, in High Street, from 8pm until 3am.

Lincoln Guildhall

Joining the Secret Hauntings team will be the Mayor of Lincoln as well as members of the public who will be exploring some of the interesting accounts of paranormal activity that have taken place inside the historic building, including objects disappearing and reappearing, sounds of heavy iron locks being frantically moved, and the reported full apparition of a lady walking up the stairs.

"We're excited - and nervous - to be inviting a paranormal investigation team into the historic home of the Mayor of Lincoln.

"Since it was first used in 1520, the Guildhall has been the location of several ghost sightings and reports of other spooky activity. It's hardly surprising, considering it houses a number of pieces of impressive and historic regalia, including Richard II's sword.

"We hope it will be a night that won't be forgotten, and all for a frightfully good cause - all proceeds will go to the Mayor of Lincoln's chosen charities, Lincoln DialaRide and Development Plus."

– Charlie Powell, Civic and Executive Officer

Britain's oldest person dies aged 114

She lived through two World Wars, six British monarchs, 22 Prime Ministers, and she kept on dancing till she was 107 years young.

Sadly time eventually caught up with Ethel Lang last night and she passed away at the age of 114 at a nursing home in Barnsley. She was the oldest person in Britain and thought to be the eighth oldest in the world. Adam Fowler reports.

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