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Video emerges of rugby players after crash

A video has emerged of two former Wakefield Wildcats players following a crash earlier this year.

It appears to show the driver Tim Smith, seen in the video wearing a black t-shirt, and passenger Kevin Locke moments after the incident which happened in Brough in September.

Smith, 30, was arrested and later banned from driving for two years for failing to provide a specimen.

The Australian was dismissed by the Wildcats for gross misconduct and Locke was also released by the club following the incident.


Dramatic footage of large fire at Brough car company

An investigation is underway after an explosion and large fire at a car company in Brough.

Around 30 firefighters tackled the blaze which broke out at around 7.30 last night in Wiske Avenue, off Welton Road.

No one was injured but residents living nearby were told to keep their doors and windows closed. The footage below, shot by Andrew Collins, shows the blaze at its height.

Dogs recognised for bravery


A dog from Grassington, North Yorkshire, has been shortlisted in the PDSA Pet Survivor Awards 2013 - a national competition to find the nation's most incredible pet survival story.

Originally nicknamed 'Wufra' but now called Will due to his incredible will to live, this courageous, Saluki/Lurcher cross, was nominated for the competition by his new owners, Brian and Helen Coates.

The couple took the three-year-old pooch on after he was saved from certain death on Buckden Pike, where he somehow survived for at least three weeks with no food or water and a broken leg.

A dog named Rex from Brough in East Yorkshire has also been shortlisted for the award after he survived being hit by a train and thrown across tracks.


Picture: Buccaneer travels to new home

The Buccaneer on its way from Brough Credit: Siobhan Brennan

The Blackburn Buccaneer XV168 from BAE Systems, Brough is on its to Elvington near York this morning due to scaling back of the East Yorkshire site. The journey was delayed due to cars blocking the route in Brough and is expected to take up to four hours to complete.

Video: Future of BAE workers 'once again uncertain'

Union bosses say the future for BAE employees is once again uncertain after plans to sell the plant in Brough were announced.

Part of the site will be redeveloped while the rest is leased back to the aerospace giant. It's claimed the move could bring employment and a boost to the local economy - despite the hundreds of people who have been made redundant in the past 18 months.

Plans to sell off part of BAE in Brough

Union bosses have cautiously welcomed plans to sell part of the BAE Systems plant in Brough to an investor. It could mean more jobs in the area.

BAE Systems has entered into a development partnership with Bridgehouse in relation to a number of sites across the UK including Brough. The agreement to purchase land and facilities on the Brough site, will see both parties work together to deliver redevelopment plans - including delivering local employment and economic benefits.

This strategic real estate partnership blends BAE Systems Real Estate Solutions 20 years’ experience of delivering transformation projects for the Company with Bridgehouse’s extensive global commercial real estate development and regeneration experience.

– BAE spokesperson

They added:

BAE Systems is committed to maintaining a long term presence at Brough and we will continue to support the Humber Enterprise partnership in attracting other companies to the Brough Enterprise Zone in order to help stimulate economic growth and employment within the area. The partnership with Bridgehouse, who bring further development and regeneration expertise, will enhance our ability to implement these plans.

– BAE spokesperson
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