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Welcome to Yorkshire boss latest to get soaked

The man responsible for bringing the Tour de France to Yorkshire has become the latest person to take on the 'ice bucket challenge', having been nominated by Tour Director, Christian Prudhomme.

The global craze involves being soaked by ice-cold water in order to raise money for motor neurone disease.

Protest as Northern Trans-Pennine rail consultation ends

Rail union RMT will hold a protest today as the consultation on the future of the Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchises ends.

Plans including axing some off-peak fares
Plans including axing some off-peak fares Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The plans include axing some off-peak fares and reducing the service at lesser-used stops - which includes many on the Esk Valley line. The government says changes are being made as part of a huge investment plan - and rail journeys will become faster, greener and more reliable.

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Yorkshire wins tourism 'Oscar'

Yorkshire has won an Oscar - but not the kind actors and movie stars win.

Yorkshire is recognised as Europe's leading destination at World Travel Awards
Yorkshire is recognised as Europe's leading destination at World Travel Awards

The county has been recognised as Europe's leading destination at the World Travel Awards in Athens. Welcome to Yorkshire, who brought the Tour de France to the region, won Leading Marketing Campaign for the third time.

Couple's wedding is a 'roaring' success

Abbie Bowler, 25, and electrician David Merrett, 30, become the first couple to wed at the park after the walk through attraction was granted a licence.
Abbie Bowler, 25, and electrician David Merrett, 30, become the first couple to wed at the park after the walk through attraction was granted a licence.

A couple have made history after becoming the first people to ever get married at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Computer programmer Abbie Bowler, 25, and electrician David Merrett, 30, tied the not at the award winning park after being granted a special licence.

The couple, who have been together 7 years, then enjoyed a VIP tour of the attraction which included feeding the giraffes and lions.

" We are not religious and wanted somewhere different. We have been to YWP a few times and hold yearly passes so I called up, not knowing the marriage licence was just about to be granted. It was the best day ever. Our guests said it was the best wedding they have ever been too. " said Abbie Bowler

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