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Workers memorial events held in Barnsley

Barnsley residents are being invited to remember loved ones, friends and colleagues at a special ceremony to commemorate Workers Memorial Day today.

The annual gathering at the Town Hall Cenotaph, now in its seventh year, is an opportunity to pay respect to people who have lost their lives as a result of work-related accidents and illnesses.


Great War heroes remembered on Hull street

More than one hundred men from the same street in Hull who fought in the Great War have been remembered at a rededication service for a memorial in their memory.

The plaque on Sharp Street in the city was originally built in 1917, but when the building it was on was demolished, it was removed and renovated. Today the so-called "street-shrine" was unveiled in it's new home - just yards from where it stood for almost half a century.

Plaque unveiled for church organist in Sheffield

The widow of a church organist murdered last Christmas says she'll be back at the scene of the attack this Christmas Eve. Alan Greaves was beaten to death while on his way to midnight mass at High Green near Sheffield.

Today as she unveiled a plaque in his memory Maureen revealed plans to hold midnight mass this year at the scene of her husband's murder. She says it'll be a chance to celebrate his life. Chris Kiddey reports.

Memorial in Sheffield for Alan Greaves

A memorial for Alan Greaves is to be opened in Sheffield Credit: PA

A plaque's been unveiled in memory of Alan Greaves, the chuch organist murdered on his way to midnight mass last Christmas.

The plaque is in a room dedicated to Alan's memory at High Green Parish Council offices close to where he was attacked.

Two men, Jonathan Bowling and Ashley Foster,are serving a total of thirty four years in jail for the killing. Alan's widow Maureen was among those present at todays ceremony.

Memorial opened in Hull for city's seafarers

Veterans and civic leaders paraded through Hull today to mark the unveiling of a memorial dedicated to the city's seafarers.

The Merchant Navy was traditionally the backbone of the economy, carrying cargo between countries - but in times of war it was called upon to carry out more dangerous operations. But it wasn't smooth sailing to get the memorial where it is today, as Helen Steel reports.


Memorial for gay teenager is to be held

Steven Simpson Credit: South Yorkshire police

A teenager who died after being set alight at his 18th birthday party is being held today. Barnsley College student Steven Simpson suffered 60 per cent burns when a flame was put to his tanning oil soaked body at his party last June.

Steven Simpson had hosted a party at his house in Pleasant View, Cudworth Credit: Google

His mother is now holding a celebration of his life - it is being held at Monk Bretton working men's club. A 20-year-old man from Barnsley was sentenced to three and a half years in jail for causing the death of Steven.

- Steven's family paid this tribute at the time of his death:

"Steven had just turned 18 and was just starting out in life. Kevin and Jackie, Steven's father and Stepmother and Bernadette his mother can not describe the loss they all feel at this time. Steven was a very caring and lovely young man and will be missed by everyone that knows him."

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Crowd applaud the 96 at Hillsborough Memorial service

The Hillsborough Memorial service marking the 24th anniversary of the disaster has got underway at Anfield.

The crowd is on its feet and applauding the names of the 96 as they are read out.

Opening the service, the Reverend Kevin Bolton said

Truth calls out for justice. Some things need to go together.96 silent, but powerful, voices still cry out for that justice.

– Reverend Kelvin Bolton
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