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100,000 passengers expected at Leeds Bradford airport for busiest getaway

Around a hundred thousand passengers will use Leeds Bradford Airport this coming week, one of the busiest travel periods of the year.

Around 100,000 passengers expected at Leeds Bradford airport for busiest travel period Credit: Press Association

Meanwhile tourism bosses say the amount spent by visitors within Yorkshire increased by almost a half over the first three months of this year compared to last.


School opens special memory book to honour Jessica

Schoolmates of 12 year old Jessica Lawson who died on a school trip to France will be able to share their memories of her as Wolfreton School in East Yorkshire opens a book today in her honour.

Jessica Lawson Credit: Facebook

More than 100 people gathered yesterday to release balloons in her memory.

Watch: Family join schoolfriends to remember Jessica

Council workers to hold silence for Tunisia attack victims

Council workers in Lincolnshire will hold a minute's silence for victims of the Tunisia terror attack today.

Tributes will be paid to 24-year-old Carly Lovett from Gainsborough during a West Lindsey District Council meeting.

As leader of West Lindsey District Council I would like to offer our sincerest condolences to all the families and friends of those who were killed or injured. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

– Cllr Jeff Summers, leader of the council

Funeral of Tunisia victim John Stollery to take place

The funeral of a retired social worker who was killed in last month's Tunisia terror attack will take place later today.

Credit: Nottinghamshire Council

John Stollery from the Newark area worked at Nottinghamshire County Council for 33 years.

He was among 30 Britons killed when a gunman opened fire on a beach in Sousse.

Calendar Weather - Monday

Wensleydale view by Warren Bostock

Occasional brighter breaks this morning, but showers are expected for much of the day - some heavy and possibly thundery.

Showers merging to longer spells of rain from the north later on, with strengthening winds.

Highs a little warmer in shelter at 18°C, but remaining below average


Video: family join schoolfriends to remember Jessica

The mother of one of Jessica Lawson's schoolmates has been speaking about her decision to organise a release of balloons in her memory.

Jessica's parents joined more than 100 of their daughter's schoolmates and their families at Wolfreton School this lunchtime to share their memories of her.

Beck Davison organised the balloon release. Her daughter Megan was in the same year group at the school as Jessica.

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