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Yorkshire clubs gearing up for football's richest game

On the cusp of glory. On Saturday afternoon Wembley will be heaving with nervous Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday fans ahead of the all-Yorkshire Championship play-off final.

The stakes have never been higher. It is estimated that to the winners a place in the Premier League will be worth around £200m, making it the most valuable single game in world football.

Click below to watch Rachel Townsend's report about football's richest game

EU Ref: Polish couple arrive in Yorkshire

In the latest in our Road to Referendum series - Michael Billington has travelled with Polish workers moving to Yorkshire.

Today, as they start their search for work, we look at one of the most fundamental issues facing voters next month: The immigration question.

Click below to watch Michael Billington's report:


Police appeal to trace wanted Goole man

Police are appealing for help to trace a wanted man from Goole.

Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Paul Eldin has failed to answer bail and attend court in relation to an assault.

Police say he has connections in the Snaith and Selby area and Castleford, West Yorkshire.

Officers are urging anyone with any information about Eldin's whereabouts to get in touch.

Sheffield and Hull prepare for mass Wembley exodus

Both Sheffield and Hull are preparing for a mass exodus as their teams - and fans - head for Wembley, ahead of the richest game in world football.

It's estimated that the winner of tomorrow's all Yorkshire Championship playoff final between Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday will earn around £200 million.

Both Hull City manager Steve Bruce and Sheffield Wednesday captain Glenn Loovens have high hopes for their sides.


Police response: IPCC recommendations have been 'noted and acted upon'

In a statement, Assistant Chief Constable Lee Freeman, force lead for custody, said Humberside Police had assisted the IPCC fully in their investigation.

The police officers and staff involved in this matter have faced misconduct procedures and have now been dealt with appropriately with the exception of one detention officer who is currently going through the appeal process.

The IPCC report has made two recommendations for the force which we have noted and acted upon. All prisoners now have one clearly designated officer assigned to them on arrival in the custody suite to ensure the best level of care is provided. We also believe we have a sufficient stock of tracksuits now available to ensure we do not run short as happened on this occasion.

Annually around 18,000 people are brought into the custody suites across the force and the vast majority pass through without incident. Many of those who come into custody have a range of issues for custody staff to consider including drug and alcohol problems, mental health difficulties and other concerns which can make it a very difficult environment to manage.

All police officers and staff who work within the custody suites are involved in regular training and when incidents such as these occur we ensure any lessons learned are shared with staff to reduce the risk of similar occurrences happening again.

– Assistant Chief Constable Lee Freeman

EU Ref: Polish couple head for Yorkshire

The issue of control over our own borders is seen as one of the biggest deciding factors for people voting in the EU referendum.

Latest figures revealed net migration to the UK increased to the second highest level on record, sparking a war of words between rival campaigns. Boris Johnson said staying in the union would be like "kissing good-bye to control of immigration". But Immigration Minister James Brokenshire warned quitting the EU would not provide the "silver bullet" that leave campaigners claimed.

So who are the people behind the statistics? Michael Billington has been to Poland - to meet one couple moving to Yorkshire - in the search for work.

Tomorrow night on Calendar - as Dariusz and Paulina touch down in Yorkshire - we find out why immigration has become such a fundamental issue for voters - when they go to the polls on June the 23rd.

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