Lenny Henry - who first made a name for himself on ITV's New Faces in 1975 - is back doing what he loves best - in a new stand-up show which opens in Leeds later this month before setting off on tour around the country. Here's Chris Kiddey.
Soldiers based at Catterick who are heading out to Afghanistan have said they are "trained and prepared" for the threats they face, including so called green-on-blue attacks.
Officers and men from 4 Regiment Royal Artillery (4 Regt RA) - known as the North East Gunners, after their recruitment area - were speaking as they boarded buses for the first part of their deployment.
There were emotional scenes at Alanbrooke Barracks, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire, as the soldiers said goodbye to their families.
They're fresh from Leeds Festival and now tickets for the Kaiser Chiefs' 2013 UK Tour are going on sale. They'll be playing gigs across the country, including Bridlington next February. Tickets go on sale at 9am this morning. The full tour dates and venues are as follows:
11th Carlisle - Sands
12th Glasgow - Barrowlands
14th Dunfermline - Alhambra
15th Manchester - O2 Apollo
16th Bridlington - Spa
18th Newcastle - O2 Academy
19th Preston - Guild Hall
21st Cheltenham - Racecourse
23rd Exeter - Great Hall
25th Southampton - Guild Hall
26th Margate - Winter Gardens
27th Cambridge - Corn Exchange
1st London - O2 Academy Brixton
The Queen is visiting our region today as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour. Thousands of people lined the streets to greet her as she drove through Stamford on her way to a picnic at Burghley House. Martin Fisher reports.
As the Queen visits Burghley House in Lincolnshire this lunchtime as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK, we have been taking a look at how her visit is being marked.
Crowds are waiting for the Queen to arrive at Burghley House in Lincolnshire as part of her Diamond Jubilee Tour.