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Yorkshire MP visits Kellingley miners

The MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford has visited miners at Kellingley Colliery following news that their buyout of the pit had been scrapped.

Yvette Cooper MP meets miners at Kellingley
Yvette Cooper MP meets miners at Kellingley

Yvette Cooper MP is expected to speak to miners gathered outside the colliery and take part in a question and answer session.

The deal reportedly fell through after Kellingley miners were asked to take on the £8 million debts of the nearby Thoresby mine, which is also set to close.

Miners gather at Kellingley after buyout deal falls through
Miners gather at Kellingley after buyout deal falls through

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Police pub search finished

It is being reported that the search at a pub in York by detectives investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence has finished.

The Acomb Pub in York
The Acomb Pub in York

A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and later released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Claudia Lawrence was last seen in March 2009.

RNLI launch drowning awareness campaign

The RNLI are launching a major drowning awareness campaign "Respect the Water" today , warning people to stay safe this summer.

The RNLI have launched a new camapign warning of the dangers of drowning along the region's coastline
The RNLI have launched a new camapign warning of the dangers of drowning along the region's coastline Credit: RNLI

The campaign coincides with the charity revealing fifteen people accidentally lost their lives on the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire coast over the past 3 years.

There was also a high number of near-misses on the region's coastline in the past year as 239 lives were saved by the RNLI's lifeboat crews.

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Claudia detectives - latest arrest

Detectives investigating the disappearance of York chef Claudia Lawrence have arrested a 46-year-old local man on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. Meanwhile police are searching a pub just a few miles from where Clauda Lawrence lived. Several police vehicles and specialist teams have been at the Acomb on Kingsway since early this morning. Miss Lawrence disappeared in March 2009. Earlier this year a man was arrested on suspicion of her murder and remains on bail while enquiries continue. Lisa Adlam reports

Arrested man released by Claudia detectives

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Claudia Lawrence have tonight released a 46-year-old local man who they had arrested earlier in the day on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. The man has been released on police bail pending further enquiries. A 59-year-old man arrested on 13 May 2014 on suspicion of murdering Claudia Lawrence remains on police bail while enquires continue.

Man arrested by Claudia detectives has been released on bail
Man arrested by Claudia detectives has been released on bail Credit: North Yorkshire Police

NUM chief on failed Kellingley buyout

"We don't need to make millions but we need to make some money for a rainy day but this latest cost just cripples the plan. As it stands the pit will close in December 2015. "We have done our best. It's not worked out but we have done our best. If I had not done everything I could I would have questioned it for the rest of my life."

– Keith Hartshorne NUM
The miners' buyout of Kellingley Colliery has been scrapped
The miners' buyout of Kellingley Colliery has been scrapped Credit: ITV Yorkshire
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