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Retirement village residents facing eviction launch online petition

Residents of an East Yorkshire chalet park who are facing eviction have launched an on-line petition calling for a debate in the House of Commons.

Lakeminster Park near Beverley Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The petition calls on the Prime Minister to hold a debate after retrospective planning permission for the holiday homes at Lakeminster Park near Beverley were refused and the residents told to leave within 18 months.

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Anti-fracking protesters arrested near Beverley after standoff with police

Environmental demonstrators have been arrested after barricading the entrance to a Rathlin Energy UK site at Crawbery Hill near Beverley. Bailiffs arrived this morning and began taking down a wooden tower which they constructed - but there was a standoff between police and protesters.

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Thousands expected in Beverley for festival of cycling

More than 6,000 people are expected to head to Beverley this weekend for a two-day festival of cycling which starts with the annual prestigious Elite Circuit race.

Sixty of the country's top cyclists will battle it out for £4,000 in prize money as part of the national Elite race series on the 1.2km criterium circuit around Beverley town centre.

The event brings the market town to a standstill from 5pm yesterday as 800 barriers go up. Pubs and cafes throw open their doors to a mix of cyclists, clubbers and townsfolk with the backdrop of two-wheel entertainment.

Protest over East Yorkshire's wind turbines

Campaigners have taken to the streets of Beverley today to protest about the numbers of wind turnbines that they say blight East Yorkshire. Smaller groups joined forces for the mass march before delivering a list of demands to the offices of East Riding Council.

They say the area has more than done its bit for renewable power. Martin Fisher has the story.

March against wind farm developments

Campaigners against further wind farms in East Yorkshire Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Campaigners opposed to more wind farms in East Yorkshire will march through Beverley this morning before delivering their demands to the planning department of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The area already has the highest density of wind turbines in England with 2 hundred and 23 either built, approved or pending consideration.

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