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Beverley's Kyle Edmund qualifies for Aussie Open

Beverley's Kyle Edmund has qualified for the Australian Open, after producing a battling performance to secure his debut in the main draw.

Kyle Edmund in action Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The 20-year-old came from a set down against local favourite Dane Propoggia to win 6-7 (3/7) 6-4, 9-7.

Edmund, who is ranked 192nd in the world, joins James Ward and Andy Murray in the tournament.

Edmund faces American Steve Johnson - the world number 39 - on Tuesday January 20, 2015.

"It is good confidence coming through grand slam qualies, you have earned your right to get into a grand slam which is a great feeling and gives you confidence going into the upcoming tournaments"

– Kyle Edmund

It is the first time Britain has had three men in the Australian Open since 2002.


More support needed for families dealing with severe allergies

A mother from East Yorkshire whose son has a severe allergy to peanuts says parents in a similar situation need more support.

Caroline Souyad's son Bessam was diagnosed when he was two-and-a-half and if exposed to peanuts he suffers from anaphylaxis - a potentially fatal reaction. She's now set up a support group.

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Armed robbers jailed for more than 20 years

Two men who carried out an armed robbery at a jewellers in Beverley have been sentenced to a total of more than 20 years in jail.

Nineteen year old Jack O'Neil was sentenced to nine years for conspiracy to commit robbery at Guest and Phillips Jewellers in August last year.

His 23-year-old accomplice Kevin Smith was sentenced to seven years for the same office and a further five and half years for conspiracy to commit a series of burglaries in South Yorkshire, before the robbery.

Judi Dench-backed theatre nearing completion

The Calendar region's newest theatre is getting ready for its first production, even though the stage is yet to be built.

Actors and workmen are working around each other at the East Riding Theatre in Beverley to get ready for the production of A Christmas Carol.

The ambitious task to create a theatre in a former Baptist church started seven months ago. James Webster has been to see how work on the show and the building is coming along:


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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