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'Grimsby Chums' film premieres in town

A film about the Grimsby Chums has had its premiere.They were first World World soldiers who volunteered to fight on the Western Front.

1D star makes Doncaster debut

One Direction's Louis Tomlinson made his professional football debut for Doncaster last night, delighting 5,000 fans with his cameo.

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Happy Yorkshire Day!

People across the region are celebrating Yorkshire Day.

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Happy Yorkshire Day – enjoy what Yorkshire has to offer! Our Yorkshire Flag is flying at Bishopthorpe. #YorkshireDay

Head of Hull City of Culture celebrations is announced

Just a few weeks ago we were all marvelling at the opening ceremony of the Grand Depart of the Tour de France at the arena in Leeds - which kicked off one of the most spectacular weekends for Yorkshire.

Now the man in charge of putting on that show has got a new job. Martin Green has been appointed as Chief Executive of Hull City's of Culture 2017. He has been chatting to Duncan Wood.

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Leeds Festival to host world's 'greatest band'

With less than a month to go till the north's biggest music festival takes place, organisers have been talking about the home-grown headliners the Arctic Monkeys.

The Sheffield band are to close the annual three-day Leeds festival which takes place over the August bank holiday.

Over 70,000 music lovers are expected to attend the event at Bramham Park to watch hundred of bands take to the stage, but the festival's organiser, Melvin Benn, is excited to see the Yorkshire band headline on home soil for the first time since 2009:

Final Leeds Festival details to be announced

The latest acts and final details for this summer's Leeds Festival are set to be announced today.

The August bank holiday event at Bramham Park will be co-headlined on Saturday by Paramore and Queens of the Stone Age, while Blink 182 and Sheffield's Arctic Monkeys top the bill on Friday and Sunday respectively.

Watch: Man behind Leeds Festival discusses first ever double headliner

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Tramlines festival on track for third day

The Tramlines festival continues today - with thousands expected to watch acts across Sheffield, from the Peace Gardens and Weston Park to the Folk Forest.

Although the festival has previously been free, some venues will be limited to ticket-holders only.

These are: Devonshire Green, Leadmill, Foundry/Fusion, Octagon, o2 Academy, Hope Works, The Harley, Queens Social Club, City Hall, Cathedral, Yellow Arch, The Night Kitchen, Millennium Galleries, Corporation and Fez.

Today's acts include The Cribs, The Spiils, Bloodsport and Awesome Tapes from Africa.

Rudimental duo to get honorary degrees

Two members of the chart-topping group Rudimental will be back at their old university today to receive honorary degrees.

Piers Aggett and Kesi Dryden of chart-toppers Rudimental will receive honorary degrees from their old university today
Piers Aggett and Kesi Dryden of chart-toppers Rudimental will receive honorary degrees from their old university today Credit: Press Association

Piers Aggett and Kesi Dryden, who graduated from Leeds Met in 2008, make up half of Rudimental, who topped the charts in 2012 with their single Feel The Love.

Last year their album Home, which features a string of stars including John Newman and Emeli Sand, debuted at number one in the charts, and in February this year, the band won their first BRIT award for Best British Single for their track Waiting All Night.

The pair, who graduated with BSc (Hons) in Creative Music and Sound Technology, will today be made Honorary Masters of Music.

Former rock star Watkins appeals against child sex abuse sentence

Former Lostprophets singer and convicted paedophile Ian Watkins will appeal against his 35 year jail sentence later today. A mother from Doncaster who was jailed for allowing Watkins to abuse her child is also appealing against her sentence. The joint hearing will be at Cardiff Crown Court.

Former Lostprohets singer Ian Watkins will appeal against his 35-year jail sentence for child sex abuse
Former Lostprohets singer Ian Watkins will appeal against his 35-year jail sentence for child sex abuse Credit: Press Association
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