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Sheridan Smith to receive OBE...but her hat hasn't arrived

Sheridan Smith, who is from Epworth in Lincolnshire, is to receive an OBE today for her services to drama.

The actress, famous for Cilla, The Royle Family and Gavin & Stacy, will attend Buckingham Palace later today, but has revealed her hat which was specially made for the occassion hasn't arrived:

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Doncaster trains delayed after equipment problem

A problem with line-side equipment at Doncaster is causing delays of up to 35 minutes to all services through the station.

There is no firm estimate yet of how long disruption will last but it is likely to continue until at least 14:30.

Blue Flag status 'a phenomenal result' for Calendar region beaches

Several beaches across the region have been awarded the coveted Blue Flag for the quality of their water and management.

Skegness beach Credit: Press Association

The central beaches in Skegness, Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea and Bridlington North beach in East Yorkshire have all been given the status meaning they're among the best in the country.

Blue flags will also be flown at four beaches in North Yorkshire including beaches at Scarborough North Bay and Whitby.

Richard McIlwain from Keep Britain Tidy has described it as a 'phenomenal result':

Yorkshire charity funds 'pioneering' bowel cancer research

The Yorkshire Cancer Research charity has announced it will fund £1.5 million pounds of research into whether Omega-3 can help prevent bowel cancer returning after surgery.

Yorkshire charity funds 'pioneering' bowel cancer research Credit: Yorkshire Cancer Research

Four-hundred-and-fifty patients will take part in the study which has been announced to mark International Clinical Trials Day.

Some of the patients who are having surgery to treat bowel cancer which has spread to the liver will be given a concentrated form of Omega-3, while others will be given a placebo, to see if long-term treatment improves survival.

Around 15 per cent of all liver surgery for bowel cancer in the UK is performed in Yorkshire.

The study follows earlier investigations funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research, which tested the effect of EPA on cancer cells in the lab. The team also conducted a small, preliminary 'window' trial, which suggested some survival benefit.

We are extremely proud to be funding our first Phase III clinical trial. This is a highly significant development in our new strategy to drive major improvements in cancer outcomes in Yorkshire. By bringing more clinical trials to the region we will ensure patients have better access to pioneering treatment.

– Charles Rowett, Chief Executive Officer at Yorkshire Cancer Research
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