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Police find body in search for missing pensioner

Police searching for missing Wetherby pensioner Jean Jellings say they have discovered a body.

Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Detective Superintendent Pat Twiggs, said: "We were notified by North Yorkshire Police on Monday that a body had been recovered from the River Wharfe at Tadcaster.

"We are continuing to liaise with our colleagues in North Yorkshire and the identification process is ongoing. The family of Jean Jellings have been made aware," he added.

Police hunt two female armed robbers after post office hold-up

Police are hunting two women who carried out an armed robbery on a post office in Boston Spa near Wetherby.

It happened at around 9.30am this morning at the building on High Street in the village.

From initial reports, it would appear that a firearm was discharged during this incident but I can confirm that no-one has been shot.

A male member of staff has suffered what appear to be minor injuries and has been taken to hospital.

"We believe that two vehicles were used in this incident and in addition to the two female suspects who have entered the post office there may also have been a driver involved. One of the vehicles, a Nissan Juke, has been located burnt out in Beeches End. The other vehicle involved is believed to be a white Mercedes."

– Detective Inspector Phil Jackson, of Leeds District CID

Newspaper archive opened near Wetherby

The British Library's new national newspaper archive has been officially opened in Yorkshire. The building, near Wetherby, holds some 60 million editions, virtually every paper ever printed, which date back hundreds of years.

They were moved up from London over several months and are now kept in special conditions to help preserve them.

Our reporter James Webster has been to look around the new facility:


Camels and Kings at Stockeld Park

Visitors at Stockeld Park will be in for a Christmas treat when a unique procession embarks throughout the grounds.

Kings and camels procession at Stockeld Park Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Led by The Shepherds, the Magnificent Three Kings will ride their camels through the Illuminated enchanted forest from 3pm on Saturday November 22, 2014.

Visitors will be able to watch the festive parade and be given the chance to ride a camel!

"The Christmas Adventure has become a family favourite and for many of our visitor an annual tradition. We are always keen to introduce something new for our guest to enjoy. We are delight to announced this charming festive event and can't wait to see the spectacle of the Magnificent Three Kings riding their camels through the enchanted forest. I may even be tempted to a have a ride on a camel myself"


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