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Double success for Emmerdale at British Soap Awards

Emmerdale are celebrating a double success after picking up two awards at the British Soap Awards.

Verity Rushworth won Best Scene for her performance as Donna Windsor Credit: Press Association

Verity Rushworth picked up the Scene of the Year award for Donna Windsor's goodbye to her on-screen daughter, Amelia Flanagan, who plays April Windsor.

It was a successful evening for Amelia too, who won Best Young Performance for her role as April:

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Ducklings rescued from drain

Six ducklings had a lucky escape this week after a walker spotted them in a drain in Keighley.

Unable to find the mother, the walker called the RSPCA who enlisted the help of West Yorkshire Fire Service. They removed the grate and the ducks were rescued.

Hard as nails portrait of former Leeds Utd star

They say an artist has to suffer for his work. Leeds-born artist Marcus Levine has had more than a share of injuries as he creates portraits of the rich and famous, works of art which have been snapped up across the globe.

It's because Marcus, who trained at the former Jacob Kramer Art College in with fellow local Damian Hirst, creates his works using a simple hammer and nails.

Today he is presenting hard as nails ex-Leeds United player turned actor Vinnie Jones with a self-portrait made with a stack of nails.

Marcus, who attended school at Fulneck in Pudsey, created the work at his studio in Bingley. The 80cm x 60cm portrait took two weeks to make.

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