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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.


Environment Agency hits back at claims it is not doing enough to tackle illegal fishing

The Environment Agency says it is doing all it can to tackle illegal fishing in our region, despite anglers' claims that gangs are catching fish to sell on.

In the last 12 months in Yorkshire there were more than 300 successful prosecutions of those who did not have a licence - generating more than £75,000 in fines. The Agency said it had a 188 reports of illegal activity.

Hannah Gamlin has been to assess the situation in North Nottinghamshire - an area where the number of people caught fishing illegally has doubled in the last year.

Pub threatened with closure six years ago named Yorkshire pub of year

A community pub, which was saved from closure just six years ago, has today been named CAMRA's Yorkshire Pub of the Year

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Former Foreign Secretary William Hague, was among those who helped save the George and Dragon in Hudswell from closure and put money into the venture. And the former local MP carried out the official opening of the pub which is also now a hub for a wide range of activities and services in the Yorkshire dales village.

Calls for Leeds homecoming event to be Yorkshire celebration

There are calls for the Olympic-Paralympic homecoming event being planned by Leeds City Council to be made into a celebration across Yorkshire.

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