A penguin chick with a bad case of splayed legs is back on happy feet again

Poorly penguin back on happy feet

A penguin chick with a bad case of splayed legs is back on happy feet again thanks to his own wardrobe of special designer trousers

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Tourism rise in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Tourist bus in York
168,000 holidays were had in Yorkshire during summer 2013 Credit: Press Association

There has been a rapid rise in the number of people holidaying in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Figures show that in summer 2013 168,000 holidays were spent in the Yorkshire - a jump of more than a third on the previous year. The majority of visits are made by Australian tourists. In Lincolnshire and the rest of the East Midlands the amount of money being spent went up by just over 50%.

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Flypast to honour Bomber Command fallen

Today saw a flypast in honour of the thousands of airmen from Bomber Command who lost their lives in World War Two.

More than a dozen veterans joined hundreds of aircraft enthusiasts as the only two airworthy Lancaster bombers and a Vulcan took to the skies above Lincolnshire.

The iconic aircraft were taking part to mark the turf-cutting ceremony at the site of the planned £5 million International Bomber Command Centre near Lincoln. Adam Fowler reports.

Results improve for Hull's best school

The headteacher of the best performing school in Hull is thrilled that his pupils keep getting better and better every year.

76% of students from St Mary's Catholic College achieved five A* - C grades, that's an increase of 1% on last year.

Had the reporting rules not changed, that figure would have been 79%.

Ged Fitzpatrick spoke to Calendar's Fiona Dwyer and explained the secret to their success.

GCSEs down in Bradford

Early indications suggest that GCSE results in Bradford have fallen compared to last year.

Differences in grades were expected this year due to major changes to the way exams are assessed.

At this very early stage it seems there may also have been a decline at various other local authorities in the region.

Nevertheless, we will be urgently analysing the figures and taking whatever action is necessary to ensure our young people are given the best possible education and the highest chances of success. As a local authority we have demonstrated that we take swift action whenever necessary to improve outcomes for young people and this is what we will continue to do.

Behind the headline figures we are of course hearing about numerous student and school success stories, for which individual pupils, their families and teachers can be very proud.

– Councillor Ralph Berry, Bradford Metropolitan District Council

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Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire falling behind in GCSE results

As tens of thousands of students celebrate or commiserate today's GCSE results have exposed a massive north south divide when it comes to achievement.

Overall in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire the number of pupils getting A stars and As has gone up.

But our region holds a much smaller share of the nation's top grades, as Michael Billington explains:

GCSE results reveal north south divide

More students in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire are getting the top grades at GCSE but today's results have revealed a massive north south divide when it comes to achievement.

There has been a 0.4 per cent increase in students getting As and A stars in our region. That is a seven per cent share of all the top grades nationally.

We have been to Bradford College which has many mature students re-taking their exams.

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