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Snow remains on higher ground

The weather brought parts of the region to a standstill yesterday as snow flurries descended during rush hour - many journeys to work took hours instead of minutes.

Snowmageddon day two didn't really emerge, but those living in higher parts of West and South Yorkshire and Derbyshire are still facing problems due to the plunging temperatures.

Chris Kiddey has been out with a mountain rescue team near Hathersage:

Court hears evidence from long-time friend of John Heald

A court has heard more details about the days leading up to the arrest of a man accused of stabbing a hotel landlady to death.

John Heald is charged with murdering Bei Carter at her guest house in Bridlington in July last year. He was arrested following a major search by police, more than a week later.

Today, a friend of John Heald gave evidence at his murder trial - describing how he didn't believe John when he said he thought he'd killed someone.

Michael Billington's reports from Hull Crown Court:

Chuckle Brothers announce latest tour

Rotherham's favourite comedy duo, The Chuckle Brothers, are teaming up with Dorothy, The Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow for their latest tour - and a new twist on the Wizard of Oz story

Paul and Barry Chuckle

Paul and Barry star as wizards and are promising lots of laughs in a family show aimed, they say, at everyone between the ages of three and 103.

The tour kicks off on February 14th - but you can see them here first, on Calendar tonight at 6pm.

And to find out when are near you, click here

They came in to Calendar to tell John Shires and Gaynor Barnes about their plans:


Yorkshire poppy appeal reaches £3 million

For the first time ever, the Yorkshire Poppy Appeal has broken the £3 million mark.

Yorkshire poppy appeal reaches £3 million Credit: Press Association

It is the most money the campaign has ever raised at this point of the appeal and the British Legion think the success is partially down to the First World War centenary.

Building begins on 650 new homes in Hull

Work is now underway to build 650 new homes in Hull which is part of a £100 million15 year regeneration plan for the east of the city.

Hull City Council says the groundbreaking is a key milestone in the overall transformation of the area, which will mean more energy efficient homes for residents as well as a much better environment in which to live.

Councillor John Black from the city council said it was a great achievement for the community to secure the funding while Councillor Alan Gardiner said it was long over-due:

Shotgun stolen from parked van in East Yorkshire

Police in East Yorkshire are appealing for information after a shotgun was stolen from a parked van.

Officers say the Deerbolt shotgun was taken along with a shooting jacket when the window of the van it was in was smashed in the car park of the Star Inn in North Dalton on Wednesday 28 January at around 6pm.

Police say anyone with any information should contact them.

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