Emmerdale stars and other well-known faces from the soap world have been paying tribute to Richard Thorp following news of his death
Richard Thorp who has died at the age of 81 had an acting career spanning more than 60 years.
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Now, when it comes to tourist destinations organisers of the city of culture 2017 bid say Hull should be on top of the list.
Today they revealed how they plan to win the prestigious title, and how their quirky scheme has catapulted the city from rank outsider to a serious contender. Victoria Whittam reports.
Organisers behind Hull's bid to become city of culture 2017 have revealed the plans they hope will win them the prestigious title. Events to be held throughout the year will come under four themes.
The first two categories - Freedom and Roots - relate to Hull's past and the city's history as a gateway to the rest of the world. Made in Hull is all about products and productions, and the theme Quirky was inspired by the way the city is often described.
Here's Andrew Dixon who's the City of Culture bid advisor.
Nile Rodgers, the musician, composer, arranger and producer is to join a stellar line up at Myrtle Park August 30 - September 1st.
Acts already confirmed for the festival include Primal Scream, The Cribs, The Human League, The Wonder Stuff, The Fratellis, Lucy Spraggan, Charlie Brown, The Lake Poets, The Temperance Movement, Loveable Rogues, Summer Camp, Rose and the Howling North, and Holy Moly and the Crackers
A sheep dog from Howden, East Yorkshire has entered the record books after being sold for £9,240 at auction. That makes him the border collie the most expensive sheep dog in the world. You can check him out for free, above.
72-year-old Margaret Harrison has been announced as the winner of the Northern Art Prize 2013. Harrison work consisted of sculptures, painting and drawing, together entitled ‘Reflect’. It can be seen, along with other contenders for the prize, at Leeds Art Gallery until June 16.
Emmerdale star Adele Silva has paid tribute to co-star Richard Thorp, who has died aged 81.
Adele, who plays Kelly Windsor in the soap, said on Twitter: "lovely man & coolest guy I've seen with a harley!
Ah sad news to hear about Richard Thorpe RIP - lovely man & coolest guy I've seen with a harley!From @silvalining_AS on Twitter:
Emmerdale stars Meg Johnson and Samantha Giles have paid tribute to their former soap colleague Richard Thorp who died earlier today at the age of 81.