Scene from Grimsby Chums

'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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Tamaddon vows to give away trophy

Former Emmerdale actress, Hayley Tamaddon, has promised to give her skating partner Dan Whiston the Dancing On Ice trophy if she wins the final on Sunday rather than keep it herself.

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The pair have been friends since childhood, and won the trophy together in 2010 before reuniting for this year's final champion of champions series.

But Whiston has never won an award of his own, despite being crowned king of the ice three times during the programme's run, as the professionals do not receive a trophy. The final of the last series of Dancing On Ice is screened at 7pm on Sunday on ITV.

Gates and Mushy unite to help other stammerers

Singer and Dancing On Ice star Gareth Gates has told fellow stammerer Mushy - from the hit TV show Educating Yorkshire - that their high profile is helping a lot of people with speaking disorders.

Gareth Gates and Musharaf Credit: Press Association

Gates was launching the latest of his performing arts academies at Huddersfield New College, in West Yorkshire, where Musharaf Asghar - known to millions of Channel 4 viewers as Mushy - is hoping to be one of the first students.

Mushy said Gates was an inspiration.

Gareth Gates performs during the opening of a new performing arts academy in Huddersfield Credit: Press Association

"I've seen him on TV and, now, to meet him in person is a real honour," the teenager said.

Gates told Mushy he loved him on Educating Yorkshire - the hit show about the children and staff at Thornhill Academy, in nearby Dewsbury.

Mushy, who has an acute stammer, became one of the stars of the programme as he battled to overcome his speaking difficulties.

"For me to watch that, it really took me back to when I was at school," the Pop Idol runner-up and Dancing On Ice star told him.

Musharaf Asghar collecting the best documentary series award on stage during the 2014 National Television Awards Credit: Press Association

"I wasn't able to say a word and it's just awful, you know. "The likes of yourself and me, it raises the profile of speaking and stammering, it really helps lots of people.

"It's all good."

Gates toured the performing arts centre at the college where his academy classes will take place. And he performed a medley of classics for hundreds of cheering students, getting many of them up on stage for an encore of his hit Spirit In The Sky.


Beach Boys to play York Racecourse

The Beach Boys have been dubbed "America's Band"

SURF-ROCKERS The Beach Boys have today been confirmed as one of the headline acts for York Racecourse's annual celebration of sport and music.

The band behind hits such as God Only Knows, Good Vibrations, California Girls and Surfing USA, will be on stage at Knavesmire after the racing action on Friday, July 25, the opening day of the Racecourse's Music Showcase Weekend.

Tickets for the evening racing followed by the Beach Boys' open-air concert are now on sale, starting from £20 per person as part of a group with accompanied children getting in free. The group have often been dubbed America's Band.

The Beach Boys are still fronted by co-founder Mike Love and will play on a huge trackside stage after the last race on July 25. Their potential setlist also includes Sloop John B, Fun Fun Fun and Wouldn't It Be Nice.

Penguins arrive at The Deep

Here we are! Gentoo penguins Credit: PA

The Deep in Hull is getting ready to show off its latest arrivals - ten Gentoo penguins (six adults and four juveniles) who have taken up residence in a new exhibit called 'The Penguins of Grytviken'. The first five birds are now in residence.

The £750,000 exhibit opens to the public today and will give visitors views of the penguins across three floors, both underwater and on land. Features include a swimming pool, diving pool, beach area, nesting area and the penguins very own outdoor balcony with views overlooking the River Humber.

Gemma Oaten opens up about eating disorders

The former Emmerdale actress Gemma Oaten has revealed she was diagnosed with anerexia at the age of ten.

Gemma, who has recently bowed out of the soap as feisty Rachel Breckle, is speaking out to raise awareness of the condition during National Eating Disorders Week.

Gemma has since conquered the illness, which she says has blighted her life, and has become patron of the charity SEED, set up by her mum Marge to help fellow sufferers.

She started by telling John and Gaynor about her difficulty talking about her condition:


Tomlinson wows crowds on the pitch for charity

He is more used to wowing the crowds on stage but One Direction's Louis Tomlinson did the same on the football pitch last night in his long-awaited debut for Doncaster Rovers.

The boyband star was a second half substitute for the reserve team match against Rotherham in front of a bumper crowd as James Webster reports:

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