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Tuesday across the ITV Calendar region

Damp in South Yorkshire at first, but elsewhere mostly dry with sunny spells. Turning brighter and drier through the day, lighter winds

A penguin chick with a bad case of splayed legs is back on happy feet again

Poorly penguin back on happy feet

A penguin chick with a bad case of splayed legs is back on happy feet again thanks to his own wardrobe of special designer trousers

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Tourism rise in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Tourist bus in York
168,000 holidays were had in Yorkshire during summer 2013 Credit: Press Association

There has been a rapid rise in the number of people holidaying in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Figures show that in summer 2013 168,000 holidays were spent in the Yorkshire - a jump of more than a third on the previous year. The majority of visits are made by Australian tourists. In Lincolnshire and the rest of the East Midlands the amount of money being spent went up by just over 50%.

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Results improve for Hull's best school

The headteacher of the best performing school in Hull is thrilled that his pupils keep getting better and better every year.

76% of students from St Mary's Catholic College achieved five A* - C grades, that's an increase of 1% on last year.

Had the reporting rules not changed, that figure would have been 79%.

Ged Fitzpatrick spoke to Calendar's Fiona Dwyer and explained the secret to their success.

GCSEs down in Bradford

Early indications suggest that GCSE results in Bradford have fallen compared to last year.

Differences in grades were expected this year due to major changes to the way exams are assessed.

At this very early stage it seems there may also have been a decline at various other local authorities in the region.

Nevertheless, we will be urgently analysing the figures and taking whatever action is necessary to ensure our young people are given the best possible education and the highest chances of success. As a local authority we have demonstrated that we take swift action whenever necessary to improve outcomes for young people and this is what we will continue to do.

Behind the headline figures we are of course hearing about numerous student and school success stories, for which individual pupils, their families and teachers can be very proud.

– Councillor Ralph Berry, Bradford Metropolitan District Council
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