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Property developer charged with ten counts of fraud

East Yorkshire property developer William Flannigan has been charged with ten counts of fraud by misrepresentation.

The charges relate to park homes at Lakeminster Park, near Beverley, East Yorkshire which were restricted to holiday use only but were sold as homes for year-round residence.

"The Crown Prosecution Service has been working closely with Humberside Police in connection with the sale of properties at Lakeminster Park, near Beverley.

"Having carefully considered all of the evidence presented to us by Humberside Police, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence to charge this defendant with ten charges of fraud by misrepresentation and that it is in the public interest to do so. The defendant will first appear at Beverley Magistrates’ Court on 9 July.

“This defendant now stands charged with serious criminal offences and has the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."

– Malcolm Taylor, Reviewing Lawyer, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside Complex Casework Unit

Pensioners come out fighting to save their homes

130 pensioners facing eviction after sinking their life savings into retirement homes near Beverley have come out in force at the beginning of a fresh public inquiry today.

They have been facing eviction ever since the site at Lakeminster Park was refused retrospective planning permission. East Riding Council says it was only ever intended to be used for holiday purposes. Fiona Dwyer reports

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Pensioners hope new inquiry will secure their homes

Pensioners facing eviction in East Yorkshire, after falling foul of a planning row between the local council and a developer, say they hoping a fresh public inquiry will secure their future.

130 residents at Lakeminster Park in Woodmansey near Beverley have lived with the threat of losing their homes for the last three years. East Riding Council say the site was only ever meant for holiday homes, not as a permanent residence.

Resident Jackie Loudwell bought her home in 2010. She spoke to our reporter Fiona Dwyer about how anxious they all were.

Inquiry into eviction of pensioners from East Yorks holiday park

Pensioners facing eviction from their retirement homes near Beverley have come out in force at the beginning of a fresh public inquiry today.

The residents sank their life savings into their homes at Lakeminster Park in Woodmansey. But three years ago, East Riding Council refused retrospective planning permission saying the site was only ever intended to be used for holiday purposes.

Holiday park residents face fresh public inquiry

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Holiday park residents battling to save their homes near Beverley are pinning their hopes on a fresh public inquiry which starts today. They have been facing eviction ever since East Riding Counci's refusal for retrospective planning permission for the site at Lakeminster Park

. The council says this decision was only approved on the basis of the site being for holiday purposes.

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Five treated for smoke inhalation after Beverley fire

Five people were treated for smoke inhalation after a blaze at a house in beverley early this morning.

Three people had escaped the blaze at the property in Newton Drive by jumping from a first floor window. Two others hescaped by using a ladder.

All five adults a 48-year-old man, 49-year-old woman, 24-year-old man, and two 20-year-old women were treated for smoke inhalation, four of them at Hull Royal Infirmary. The 49-year-old woman was also treated for a suspected broken ankle.

Beverley boy's heart repaired by animal heart tissue

A baby boy from Beverley has now passed his first birthday after doctors mended a hole in his heart with tissue from a cow.

Ruben Weber-Jackson's parents thought he might not survive after the heart defect was found shortly after he was born.

He needed two open-heart operations and now his mum is relieved that he is behaving like any other child his age:

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