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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.


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.

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.

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