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Latest big investment brings £100 million to Hull

A new Centre of Scientific Excellence development is to bring £100 million of investment into Hull.

The Recketts Benckiser centre will be one of six such facilities worldwide and will create 1,200 jobs in the city.

Part of the business originally started in Hull over two hundred years ago and the company has gone on to develop brands such as Lemsip, Nurofen and Dettol.

RB is now the worlds top ranked consumer health and hygiene company.

MPs including the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osbourne have been in Hull to welcome the announcement.

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Le seagull rescued after Tour de France prank

A seagull has been rescued after being discovered covered in yellow paint.

Seagull found painted yellow
Seagull found painted yellow

The Scarborough Sea Life Centre investigated reports from holidaymakers in the area.

It was first thought the bird had a rare plumage but after trapping the bird, aquarist Andy Jayes realised it had been covered in red paind.

Seagull found painted yellow
Seagull found painted yellow

RSPCA Inspector Geoff Edmunds, who collected what proved – underneath the paint-job – to be a herring gull, speculated it may have been the victim of a prank linked to the Tour de France.

We know there were sheep spray-painted with washable yellow paint to mark the visit of the Tour de France. It’s likely someone thought it was a clever idea to paint a seagull as well.

– Lia Bull, Scarborough Sea Life Centre

Though still able to fly short-distances, the gull would inevitably have died as a result of the damage to its plumage.

It is now recuperating at a specialist RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire.

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Calendar's Tour expert to bow out at Sheffield Grand Prix

ITV Calendar's resident Tour de France expert and professional cyclist Dean Downing is to compete in his final race tonight.

The Sheffield Grand Prix will be the Rotherham-born rider's last event.

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Sheffield champ to fly the flag at Commonwealth Games

Sheffield's world squash champion Nick Matthew has been chosen to carry the English flag at tomorrow's Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Glasgow.

Matthew, who was voted by his fellow athletes to be England's flagbearer, will be defending both the individual and doubles titles he won at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi 4 years ago.

He is the second Yorkshire athlete to carry the flag, with Hull's Karen Briggs having done so at Auckland in 1990 and says he is honoured to have been chosen:

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