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York Council to discuss Lendal Bridge closure

The City of York Council are to discuss the trial closure of Lendal Bridge at a meeting later.

Traffic on Lendal Bridge in York
Traffic on Lendal Bridge in York

The bridge was closed to public traffic in an attempt to ease congestion in the city, but commuters complained about poor signage and hefty fines for crossing at the wrong times.

Now the Cabinet is being asked to end the trial closure and apologise for the "botched" scheme.

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Stars hoping for Robinson's speedy recovery

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Imperial War Museum marks centenary of Great War

To mark 100 years since the start of the First World War the Imperial War Museum has collected more than 1000 artefacts to show what Britain was like at the time.

In our region The Yorkshire Regiment raised 24 Battalions - and of the 65,000 men who served their country, 9,000 died and 24,000 were wounded

Visitors to the museum will be able to experience the strains of life on the front line, as David Wood reports:

Father warns against loom-bands craze

The latest craze to hit the classroom is loom bands - with children across the world making millions of them every day.

A dress made of the small coloured elastic bands sold for a staggering £170,000 pounds earlier this week.

But now a father from North Yorkshire has warned parents to be extra vigilant after he checked on his son - who went to sleep wearing them - and his fingers had turned black.

Helen Steel reports:

New unit to investigate any new Savile complaints

A new NHS unit is to be set up by the Department of Health to monitor new complaints from potential victims of Jimmy Savile and ensure they are investigated properly.

The Government hope it will make it easier for any other victims of the disgraced TV personality to come forward.

Recent investigations into Savile's behaviour provoked an apology from Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

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