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Man charged with farm murder appears in court

Fiona Southwell was found dead on a farm in East Yorkshire. Credit: Humberside Police

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Fiona Southwell on a rural farm in East Yorkshire.

Daniel Edwards, 21, appeared at Beverley Magistrates' Court, after being arrested in connection with the 60-year-old's murder.

Sporting a full light-grey tracksuit, with mousey brown hair and a dark brown moustache, Edwards said nothing but "yeah" to confirm his name and address during a short preliminary hearing.

The defendant did not enter a plea and stared ahead as Judge Fred Rutherford told the him the case would be sent to Hull Crown Court.

Edwards was arrested last Friday after police discovered the body of Fiona Southwell on a farm in Seaton.

He faces a single charge of murder and was remanded in custody. He will appear at Hull Crown Court on Friday July 22.

Andy Murray heaps praise on Kyle Edmund for Davis Cup heroics

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has heaped praise on Beverley's tennis ace Kyle Edmund after he was instrumental in helping Great Britain reach the semi finals of the Davis Cup.

Tennis ace Kyle Edmund in action Credit: Press Association

The 21 year old dominated proceedings in both of his singles ties over the course of the weekend, clinching victory against Serbia with a straight sets win over Dusan Lajovic yesterday.

After the match Murray said he saw no reason why Edmund could not make it to the very top of the game.

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Three carers plead guilty in Keldgate Manor Care Home case

Three carers have pleaded guilty to neglecting an elderly care home resident at Keldgate Manor Care Home in Beverley.

Tracy Priestley, Sophie Hinchsliff and Danielle Snowden who were caught on camera mocking the vulnerable old lady, were sentenced at Hull Crown Court today.

Tracy Priestley was given a 12 month community order, and ordered to carry out 240 hours of unpaid work. A curfew from 9pm to 7am was also imposed.

Sophie Hinchsliff was given a 12 month community order, and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. She was also told to pay £1500 in compensation.

Danielle Snowden was given a 12 month community order, and ordered to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. She was also told to pay £1500 in compensation.

“This was a deeply distressing case, in which a vulnerable, elderly lady was cruelly mocked and made fun of by those charged with her care. This lady and her family had every right to expect that she would be treated with care, dignity and respect. Her three carers profoundly abused this trust. I hope the fact that these three defendants have now pleaded guilty is of some comfort to her family. This prosecution emphasises that this type of cruel behaviour, especially when perpetrated against one so vulnerable will not be tolerated in our society.”

– Helen Wheatley, Senior Crown Prosecutor, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside

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Beverly Minster hope to become permanent Peregrine home

Staff at Beverley Minster say they are hoping to become the permanent home for a family of Peregrine Falcons.

Credit: Press Association

The birds, four adults and two youngsters have taken up temporary residence on top of the minster, but now they are hopeful they can persuade them to stay - even installing a special nesting box with the help of the RSPB.

There are thought to be around 1,500 of the predators left in the country after years of illegal culling.

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