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Royal Armouries Museum to commemorate Battle of the Somme

The Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds is planning to commemorate the one hundred anniversary of the Battle of the Somme which saw almost half a million British soldiers lose their lives.

Yorkshire suffered more casualties than any other region in the country.

The museum is using re-enactors to bring the conditions and recollections of soldiers to life.


Gainsborough St Barnabas charity shop forced to close

The Gainsborough St Barnabas charity shop on Church Street has been forced to close after a significant fall in sales over the past two years.

The Gainsborough shop will close after six years of trading Credit: St Barnabas

The store will close its doors for the final time on 31 August after six years of trading.

This difficult decision has been made because of a significant fall in sales over the past two years which has resulted in the shop being no longer financially viable for the hospice.

Like many charities, we are operating in a tough economic environment and need to ensure we have the right structures in place to meet our current financial target and also to adapt to future needs and challenges.

We will be offering full support to those staff and volunteers that are affected as we implement the closure of this shop.

We are grateful to the Gainsborough community for their support of our shop over the past six years and to our team of staff and volunteers who have dedicated their time and efforts to our hospice.

– St Barnabas, spokesperson


Women protest at 'unfair' raising of retirement age

Thousands gather in London

Women from local branches of a pension campaign group have been protesting in London today.

Women Against State Pension Inequality, or WASPI, are campaigning against the Government's raising of their retirement age. Women who were expecting to retire at 60 have now been told they will have to wait until they are 66.

Women 'robbed' of pensions

But these campaigners from Yorkshire say they haven't had time to prepare themselves financially.

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