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Military funeral for Britain's oldest Royal Marine

Albert Joyner, aged 101, with Bradford's Lord Mayor Coun Khadim Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A military funeral service for Britain's oldest-surviving Royal Marine will be held today in Riddlesden.

Albert Joyner from Keighley had five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He died earlier this month at the incredible age of 102.

He was well-known in the area as a poppy-seller and raised more than £15,000 for the Royal British Legion.

During his time in the Marines, he was sent to fight on HMS Curacoa at the outbreak of the Second World War. It was bombed by the Luftwaffe in April 1940 and he was later involved in the evacuation of Singapore and supported the landings during the Allied invasion of Italy in 1943.

Mr Joyner retired in 1956, holding the rank of Colour Sergeant.

He then went on to become president of Bradford and District Royal Marines Association.

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Man accuses two hospital trusts of "appalling care"

A father who says he was left in agony after his broken leg went undiagnosed for nine days after two A&E departments in West and East Yorkshire failed to spot it.

Colin Wilson claims it was "pure luck" that a physiotherapist noticed the break. He is now planning to take legal action against two local hospital trusts for what he describes as "appalling care".

Grace Melody Gardner has the story:

Statement: A&E departments fail to spot man's broken leg

In a statement Airedale NHS Foundation Trust said:

It is regrettable that Mr Wilson was not x-rayed when he first attended our A&E department. However, concerns about his injury were picked up as part of his physiotherapy referral and he was x-rayed and immediately referred to an orthopaedic specialist.

– Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust said:

To date we have not received any contact from Mr Wilson about this issue, so we would encourage him to speak with us directly

– Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Two A&E departments fail to spot man's broken leg

A father from Keighley is planning to take legal action against two of the region's hospital trusts after his broken leg went undiagnosed for nine days.

Colin Wilson's (left) broken leg was missed by two A&E departments

Colin Wilson's injury was only picked up by a physiotherapist after staff at A&E departments at Hull Royal Infirmary and Airedale Hospital failed to X ray him.

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Train delays due to duvet on overhead lines

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RT @nre_northern: #Keighley - Trains are now on the move but with delays of up to 80 minutes until further notice.

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UPDATE Current delays to #wytrains between Skitpon & Bradford/Leeds caused by a duvet thrown onto overhead lines.

80's singer goes all guns blazing to raise charity awareness

He was one of the biggest names in eighties music. Mike Peters was lead singer in The Alarm - whose biggest hit you may remember was Sixty Eight Guns.

He's also known for his own battle with cancer - and his efforts to help others. He's been hit by cancer twice in the past twenty years and has co- founded a charity which helps match potential bone marrow donors to those who need a transplant.

Last night he played a special gig in Keighley. Chris Kiddey went to meet him.

Enquiries ongoing after woman found in canal

Police investigating the unexplained death of a woman in Kildwick, Keighley, are appealing for the public's help to trace her movements.

Her body was found in a canal by a member of the public on Tuesday 18 February 2014.

The woman, who is thought to be aged around 70, is white, with short grey hair and was wearing a three quarter length brown quilted jacket, a black skirt and a woollen hat.

It is believed she may have been in the Starkey Lane area at 7.15am on Monday 17 February 2014 and spent some time in a local pub on the afternoon of Monday, and was seen near the canal at 11.30pm the same day.

The woman has not been formally identified and it is thought she may be from the Manchester area.

Police appeal for public's help over body found in canal near Keighley

Police investigating the unexplained death of a woman in Kildwick, Keighley, are appealing for the public’s help to trace her movements.

Her body was found in a canal by a member of the public at 7.15am on Tuesday 18 February 2014.

The woman, who is thought to be aged around 70, is white, with short grey hair and was wearing a three quarter length brown quilted jacket, a black skirt and a woollen hat. She may have been carrying a black handbag and orange canvas bag.

It is believed she may have been in the Starkey Lane area early on Monday, spent some time in a local pub that afternoon and was later seen near the canal.

The woman has not been formally identified it is thought she may be from the Manchester area.

Detective Superintendent Dai Malyn, who is heading the investigation, said: “We are currently working to establish the circumstances as to how this lady came to be in the canal.

“I am keen to hear from anyone who can help me understand how she came to be in Kildwick, in particular anyone who may have given her a lift such as taxi drivers in Skipton or Keighley.”

Det Superintendent Malyn added: “I am grateful to the local residents and canal users for their patience while the canal remains cordoned off pending the outcome of this investigation.”

Anyone who can assist with this enquiry should contact North Yorkshire Police, select option 1 and pass the information to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12140026881.

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