A penguin chick with a bad case of splayed legs is back on happy feet again

Poorly penguin back on happy feet

A penguin chick with a bad case of splayed legs is back on happy feet again thanks to his own wardrobe of special designer trousers

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100 cows trapped by floods

The Environment Agency says it will do what it can to help more than 100 cows on farmland in East Yorkshire trapped by rising flood water.

Farmer Stuart Saunt said a faulty sluice gate had failed to stop tidal water from the Humber Estuary and that the recent heavy rain had made matters worse.

In a statement the Environment Agency said:

“The Environment Agency is responding to flooding on farmland near Hedon in East Yorkshire, following heavy rain this weekend. The intense, localised rainfall caused the water levels in Burstwick Drain to rise onto nearby floodplain land that is used for livestock grazing. The water will drain away but it will take time to do so.

“To help alleviate the flooding, we are looking into the possibility of using a pump on the watercourse, and we will be visiting the farmers to discuss other measures that could be taken. We carry out weed clearance along the Burstwick Drain as part of our annual works programme, and will look at the possibility of doing some additional work here.”

UK"s best beer

A full flavoured, classic bitter made in Yorkshire has been crowned the best beer in Britain.

Timothy Taylor's Boltmaker beat beers from microbrewers and large regional companies to win the accolade.

The Keighley brewed ale was judged the Supreme Champion by the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) at its annual beer festival in London.

Timothy Taylor's head brewer Peter Eells said: "We work very hard to produce great beers and we really believe this is the best beer we can brew, so to have it acknowledged in such an important competition is absolutely fantastic."


Unwelcome guest at wedding "makes for great pictures"

Taking the plunge and getting married is a big step for anyone but one couple from Sheffield will never forget their big day after an "unwelcome guest" - the tail end of Hurricane Bertha.

It left them wading through flood water at their wedding.

Torrential rain during the service left the happy couple and their guests standing in nearly a foot of water. Certainly not daunted, everyone rallied to bring the outside reception indoors. The couple even admit it made the pictures more memorable.

Overall it turned out to be a nice day for a - wet wedding. Helen Steel reports:

Video courtesy of Martin and Gary, First Sight Videos.

Pictures courtesy of Jon Dennis, S6 Photography.

Watch the happy couple who smile through the downpour

Watch the happy couple from Sheffield - who remain happy throughout their big day despite a torrential downpour which caved in the roof of their marquee.

After they battle against the thunder to make their voices heard during their vows, it's all hands on deck as the guests bring the party inside Wentworth Castle in Barnsley.

Video courtesy of Martin and Gary, First Sight Videos


Heavens open on couple's dream day

Richard and Katy Lomas booked their dream wedding at Wentworth Castle in Barnsley.

The couple, from Sheffield, had hoped their marquee would provide shelter from ex-hurricane Bertha, as the storm made its way across the UK.

But they were wrong...

The roof of the wedding began to cave as the couple made their vows
The roof of the wedding began to cave as the couple made their vows Credit: S6 Photography

As they battled against the elements to make their vows heard, the roof of the marquee began to give way, leaving the room in inches of standing water.

Guests were left wading through water as they made their way to the wedding breakfast
Guests were left wading through water as they made their way to the wedding breakfast Credit: S6 Photography

Diversions in place for WW2 bomber display

The world's last two flying Lancaster Bombers will be on show in Lincolnshire today.

They will be at RAF Coningsby for events this weekend and will perform a special flypast of Lincoln Cathedral.

To allow spectators to get to the base several diversions and the following road closures are in place:

  • A road closure will be in place on Dogdyke Road/ Coningsby Road, between Old Boston Road and New York Road

No waiting/ loading at any time on:

  • Silver Street
  • New York Road/ Dogdyke Road, between Coningsby Road and the B1192 Langrick Road
  • Old Boston Road
  • B1192 Langrick Road, between Leagate Road/Langrick Road and Reedham Lane
  • A 30mph speed limit will be in place on the B1192 Langrick Road, between Leagate Road/ Langrick Road and Reedham Lane
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