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Gaelic Football coaching inspires pupils to try new sport

Thousands of schoolchildren across Yorkshire are being coached in Gaelic Football.

The sport originates in Ireland and has mostly been played in England by those who crossed the Irish Sea for work.

Now clubs across the country are trying to get children in their areas involved at an early age.

Read: Gaelic football: What you need to know

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Condolence books placed for John Stollery tributes following Tunisia attack

The coffin of John Stollery is taken from the RAF C-17 carrying the bodies of eight British nationals killed in the Tunisia terror attack at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Condolence books have been placed in Nottinghamshire County Council locations, so tributes can be left for John Stollery.

The 58-year-old social worker was killed in the Tunisia terror attack.

It is hard to summarise what kind of person John was, he was a dedicated social worker and was known to fight hard for the children and young people he supported.

"Many of his young people recognised how hard he worked for them and knew that they could rely and depend upon him at any time.

– Tributes from colleagues of John, Jayne taylor, Owen Pout and Robert Blackburn

He was my social worker and the best one around. John made me realise that my dreams could become reality. For that, I am truly grateful.

– 13-year-old Paige who John helped

John had worked at Nottinghamshire County Council for the past 33 years and for the last 16 years, was dedicated to working with children in care.


Two projects up for top planning awards

Two projects in our region are up for a top award in London today.

The outline for the Lincolnshire Lakes project Credit: Artist's impression

Bridlington's revised bathing waters directive, which looks to make beaches in the town excellent, and the Lincolnshire Lakes project, which is a proposal for 3 and a half thousand homes near Scunthorpe - have been nominated for planning excellence at the Royal Town Planning Institute Awards.

Tunisia attack: Final bodies of Yorkshire holidaymakers land in UK

The final bodies of the holidaymakers killed in the Tunisian terror attack have been flown back to Britain.

Claire Windass
Bruce Wilkinson Credit: Family still

The C-17 aircraft landed at RAF Brize Norton within the last couple of hours. It brought home five victims, among them 72 year old Bruce Wilkinson from Goole, a retired worker at Drax Power station, and 54 year old Claire Windass from Hull who had been on holiday with her husband Jim. He survived the attack. Meanwhile Tunisia has declared a state of emergency - giving the army and police more powers to act against any potential threats.

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