Next year's pantomime in York will be taking a break from its traditional venue thanks to a major archeological find.
Excavation on land marked for the Theatre Royal's redevelopment discovered the foundations of one of Europe's largest medieval hospitals.
As a result, the dig will now take longer than expected and the Theatre will bring next year's panto from the semi-permanent Signal Box Theatre at the National Railway Museum.
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Outspoken Labour MP John Mann claims he could have been the Labour Party's next leader, but does not have enough support inside the party.
In the past two days the Bassetlaw MP has derided his party for its "monochrome" performance in the general election and released his own "manifesto for a brilliant Britain".
He told ITV Calendar it contains values many traditional Labour supporters would support, but he does not have enough support from party colleagues to challenge as leader:
Asked if he thought he could do the top job in the party, Mr Mann said, "Of course I could do the top job."
"Get me a group of Labour MPs signing a nomination and perhaps I'll be there. But I'm not holding my breath."
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A study has found that almost 300,000 children in the region are disadvantaged due to child benefits not increasing for low-income families.
Charity coalition, End Child Poverty, say one in five low-income families across the region struggle to provide their children with basics such as food and warmth.
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Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) has received its largest ever single donation, getting plans for a new helicopter off to a flying start.
The donation of £944,254 was made by Yorkshire Building Society based on deposits placed in its Yorkshire Air Ambulance affinity savings accounts over the past year.
It will contribute towards the Charity’s plans for a future replacement helicopter and takes the total donated by the Society to YAA since 2007 to more than £2 million.
Yorkshire Building Society is committed to supporting good causes where our members and colleagues live and work. To have been responsible for the largest ever donation to the YAA is something the Society is very proud of. We are delighted to be able to help such a vital service as Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which is close to the hearts of many of our members in the region.
This is the largest, single donation the Charity has ever received and we are overwhelmed by the support of the Society. We are currently looking at provisions for a future replacement helicopter for one of our current aircraft, so these monies will significantly contribute towards the reserves we are starting to build to cover these costs
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