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Gaynor Barnes tries her hand at lock keeping to celebrate canal birthday

This month marks 200 years since the completion of the Leeds Liverpool canal and to celebrate the occasion hundreds of events are planned along its route, a third of which - around 40 miles - is in Yorkshire.

So as they prepare to mark a milestone, Gaynor Barnes went to meet two of its award winning lock keepers that help keep it running - and tried to give them a helping hand.

24 hour strike on Virgin East Coast trains announced

Plans for a 24 strike on Virgin East Coast trains have been announced by rail union RMT.

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The walkout which is over a threat to jobs and working conditions will take place on Monday 3rd October.

Virgin Trains said it will operate a full timetable on the day of the strike.

East Coast services which link London to Edinburgh go through South and North Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

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