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Emmerdale script goes up for auction

Emmerdale Credit: ITV

The full script for the live episode has been signed on the front cover by 22 of the stars of the hit show about village life in rural Yorkshire. It will be auctioned off in Boston.

Emmerdale actors Chris Chittell (Eric Pollard) and Lesley Dunlop (Brenda Walker) are coming to switch the lights on in the Market Place at 6.30pm on Friday, November 29.

An Emmerdale tea towel signed by the cast, last year’s Christmas in Boston poster featuring Fiona and Bhasker and this year’s featuring Chris and Lesley, each signed by both couples, will also be auctioned. Money raised will go to the Salvation Army and Boston branch of the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Bikers raise money for hit and run girl

Have you seen these men? Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Following the news that three bikers allegedly hit three-year-old Olivia Pollard, who suffered serious head and eye injuries in Rotherham, a group called 'Facebook Bikers' has so far raised more than £1,000 for her family.

"The general feeling of the thousands of motorcyclists in the UK is that we do not condone the actions nor can we sit by and allow an atrocity such as this to happen without making our best efforts to offer comfort and support for the family," said David Allain, a biker.

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Children create "human food chain" in Sheffield

Hundreds of pupils took to the streets of Sheffield today to form a human food chain from outside their school gates , a mile across the city, to a charity's warehouse.

All 1400 children from All Saints Roman Catholic High School linked up to pass tinned food down the line -and they were all kept in line by a mobile banana, as Martin Fisher reports.

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PM on foodbanks: "These are tough economic times"

Asked whether David Cameron was concerned about the massive increase in people using foodbanks under his Government, the Prime Minister's official spokesman said:

Recognising that these are tough economic times is why the Government has been taking the action it is in a number of areas to help families, including through measures around fuel duty and council tax.

– David Cameron

Huddersfield mother is 'mum of the year'

A mother who set up a voluntary organisation to support small charities has been named Tesco Mum of the Year. Kate Hardcastle, aged 36 from Huddersfield, organised a charity concert in 2006 - only for Smokey Robinson to send a video message and Martha Reeves to perform.

“I decided to create Charity Dreamgirls as a way to bring people together to be able to do something to help raise awareness of smaller charities. There are 180,000 charities in the UK – all competing for the public’s attention and money. If you are a smaller charity, how do you get yourself heard? I knew I could bring my skills from the corporate world to support these lesser-known charities and create fun events people would want to get involved with.”

– Kate Hardcastle, mum of the year

She went on to found 'Charity Dreamgirls' an organisation that continues to run suimilar events. Kate’s next campaign – supported by Charity Dreamgirls – is called Positive Image and aims to tackle the problems surrounding bullying.

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