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War heroes to be reburied

Six soldiers from our region who fought in World War One are to be re-buried in France today after a DNA breakthrough.

The granddaughter and the great granddaughter of John Bramold from Sheffield will be there. Private Bramold's body was identified after being discovered in a ditch.

We spoke to Mr Bramold's great granddaughter Amanda Edwards and granddaughter Maureen Simpson:


Farmers Concerned Over EU regulations

Pesticide bans from Europe are threatening farmers livelihoods across our region and thousands of jobs.

A report out today, backed by the National Farmers Union, says around 20 per cent of pesticides have been lost because of bans and restrictions imposed by Brussels over the last five years and fear that things are set to get a whole lot worse. Helen Steel reports.

Tonight's football results


Norwich City 1 Leeds United 1, Huddersfield Town 1 Brighton 1, Rotherham United 3 Fulham 3, Brentford 0 Sheffield Wednesday 0

League One

Bristol City 2 Bradford City 2, Colchester 2 Chesterfield 1, Port Vale 2 Scunthorpe United 2, Sheffield United 2 Yeovil Town 0, Doncaster Rovers 0 Leyton Orient 2, Barnsley 2 Notts County 3

League Two

Tranmere Rovers 0 Mansfield Town 0, Morecombe 1 York City 1


Dawson: Tigers strong enough to cope after Gunners barrage

Michael Dawson is confident Hull have the squad depth to cope with their bruising encounter at Arsenal.

Dawson: Tigers strong enough to cope after Gunners barrage Credit: Press Association

The Tigers expanded their squad in the summer to cope with the demands of the Europa League although an early exit from that competition has left several senior players struggling for game time.

But that could change following Saturday's 2-2 draw at the Emirates Stadium, which saw Dawson hurt his ankle and goalkeeper Steve Harper join regular number one Allan McGregor on the sidelines with a bicep injury.

Striker Nikica Jelavic also sustained a knee injury in the warm-up, leaving manager Steve Bruce to count the cost ahead of the weekend trip to Liverpool.

And Dawson is sure the players are there to keep Hull's standards up at Anfield.

The only disappointment (from the weekend) was the injuries we picked up but that is where the squad comes in. We overcame those against Arsenal. You need a good squad because injuries come along and the manager has built that now. We pick ourselves up and see how we are but there is strength in depth to cope.

– Michael Dawson

Former Tottenham captain Dawson had been enjoying his return to regular football under Bruce and is hoping not to miss too much football.

We will have to see how it is in the week. I tried to play on. I got back on the pitch but the swelling was already coming up. I love playing, which is why the ankle injury is so frustrating. Hopefully, it won't be too bad. I am loving my time and this is a great club with great lads and a great gaffer. You can't ask for a lot more than that. We also have a good team striving to be successful.

– Michael Dawson

Alex Bruce and Paul McShane are in line to challenge for Dawson's place in the side, Eldin Jakupovic is set to retain the gloves after coming off the bench against the Gunners, while Sone Aluko or Tom Ince could return to the squad in place of Jelavic.

Hull KR complete Boudebza deal

Hull KR have confirmed the signing of French hooker John Boudebza from Lezignan.

John Boudebza signs for Hull KR Credit: Press Association

The 24-year-old joins the Robins on a 12-month contract, with the option for a second year at the KC Lightstream Stadium, and will help plug the gap created by the departure of Josh Hodgson.

John has impressed in the competition over in France and, from what I've seen of him, I'm positive he can adapt to playing in Super League.

He is a talented young kid who we've been monitoring for a number of weeks now. He knows it will be a big challenge and that he will have to earn a chance to play in the side but he has backed himself by coming over here.

– Chris Chester, Hull KR coach

Boudebza, who came through the ranks at Catalans Dragons and also had a spell with Pia, will join up with former Dragons forward Kevin Larroyer at the Robins.

An opportunity was offered to me at Rovers and, after talking with Kevin Larroyer, I realised how big a chance it was.

He spoke of the warm reception he had from the fans and of a good coach and players. Hull KR are very ambitious and I realised it was the club for me.

– John Boudebza

Farmers' concern over new EU regulations

Farmers in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire have expressed concerns that new EU rules could put some people out of business.

Farmers' concern over new EU regulations

A regulation has come into force today cutting the amount of pesticides which can be used on crops.

The National Farmers Union has described the move as a 'scary' prospect which could see prices going up or suppliers being forced out of business.

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