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Clarke Carlisle: PFA statement

The Professional Footballers' Association have visited Carlisle in hospital.

In a short statement it said: "Everyone at the PFA is keeping Clarke Carlisle in their prayers and thoughts.

"We visited Clarke at the hospital yesterday and we are offering our full help and support to him and his family at this difficult time."

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Dogs (and cats) get into the festive spirit

We asked for festive pictures of your dogs. and we got your cats too.

Bella, originally from Hull Animal Welfare, is not impressed with her Christmas Pudding outfit Credit: Lizzy Steel
Lilly in her Christmas jumper Credit: Hannah Madajewski
Robyn...the cat Credit: Gemma Shields
Layla the 'sprocker' Credit: Michelle Swift
Mitzee from Lincoln Credit: Sean Dunderdale
Buster, from Mansfield Credit: Kelly Marie
Buster's friend Tyson, from Mansfield Credit: Kelly Marie
Della from Doncaster Credit: Alan Carr
Gus from Rotherham Credit: Jennifer Wilkinson
Felix the cat, from Barnsley Credit: Julie Smith
Bethany Mavis dreams of Christmas in Todmorden Credit: Wendy Wright

Pothole cash: the breakdown

It's been announced £489 million will be spent on improving our region's roads over the next six years. Here is the regional breakdown:

  • Hull City Council - £11,751
  • East Riding of Yorkshire Council - £57,663
  • North East Lincolnshire Council - £10,416
  • North Lincolnshire Council - £24,016
  • York City Council - £11,849
  • North Yorkshire County Council - £154,766
  • Sheffield City Council - £65,601
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Footballers pass on best wishes to Clarke Carlisle and family

Footballers who know Clarke Carlisle as a colleague and former chair of their players' association have tweeted their shock at the news of his involvement in a collision with a lorry.

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Clarke Carlisle's wife tweets thanks to supporters

Clarke Carlisle's wife, Gemma, has tweeted her thanks to those who have sent her messages of support after her former York City footballer husband was hit by a lorry.

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Record payout earmarked for region's roads

The Government has promised a record multi-million pound payout to improve roads in our region.

£489 million will be spent on roads in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire between 2015 and 2021, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin announced today.

The investment amounts to £81 million a year, enough to fix around 1.5 million potholes across the region.

It is the first time councils have been given dedicated funding over this length of time.

Extra traffic for Christmas getaway

It is expected to be a very busy day on the region's roads today. The RAC says over the next three days 12 million cars will be on the network as people travel to see family. 87,000 reservations have been made in the run-up to Christmas on East Coast trains.

12 million cars are expected on the country's roads over the next three days Credit: Press Association
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