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Scarborough remembers WW1 bombing victims

Nine days before Christmas in 1914 was the major turning point in the Great War resulting in thousands signing up to fight.

That is because it was the first time the Germans had killed civillians on home soil. The seaside town of Scarborough was one target and 18 people were killed there.

Now a group of volunteers are trying to trace their relatives in time for a special centenary next month. Sarah Clark reports.

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15,000 eggs from bird flu duck farm destroyed

Around 15,000 eggs from a duck farm in East Yorkshire where strains of bird flu were found earlier this week have been destroyed.

They had been transferred to a hatchery in Lincolnshire but destroyed as a precaution.

In a statement DEFRA said:

This action has been taken as part of our tried and tested procedures for dealing with Avian Flu outbreaks in order to minimise the risk of disease spread.

– DEFRA spokesperson

NFU urge farmers to 'remain vigilant' after avian influenza in Yorkshire

The National Farmers' Union has urged poultry producers to remain vigilant following a case of avian influenza discovered at a duck farm in Yorkshire.

“Clearly, this is an issue the industry and consumers have been following and it is vital that the NFU represents the interests and the views of its members.

Some of the issues we have been working on for those farmers within the restriction zones, include ensuring producers can obtain licences as soon as possible so businesses can operate as normal.

In the meantime, we would urge all poultry producers to remain vigilant and continue with their ongoing on-farm hygiene and biosecurity measures. Anyone who suspects that their birds might be ill should inform their local vet as soon as possible."

– NFU poultry chairman Duncan Priestner

Culling of six thousand birds continues in Nafferton

The culling of around six thousand ducks is continuing today as part of measures to contain an outbreak of bird flu.

Signs warning of the restriction zone in Nafferton Credit: PA

A six mile exclusion zone has been placed around the breeding farm in Nafferton near Driffield.

Experts have confirmed it's the same strain that's also been found in the Netherlands and Germany, but have stressed that the risk to public health is "very low".

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Jungle Jen completes seven day challenge

Jen Adair from Harrogate has just completed 140km 4 stage challenge’ through the toughest terrain of the Amazonian jungle.

Jen Adair from Harrogate Credit: Alex Beer

But only two years ago Jen was undergoing a 10 hour operation on her back for scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, and was in so much agony she had to take a huge cocktail of painkillers every day.

We spoke to Jen about her amazing story on the programme.

To find out more about the Jungle Marathon click here or for more information about Jen's documentary click here.

Duck cull begins after bird flu discovery in East Yorkshire

The culling of six thousand ducks has begun on a farm in East Yorkshire to try and contain an outbreak of bird flu.

Experts have confirmed it's the same strain that's also been found in the Netherlands and Germany, but have stressed again that the risk to public health is "very low".

Frazer Maude reports

Jungle Jen completes seven day Amazon adventure

Jen Adair from Harrogate has just completed 284km seven day challenge through the toughest terrain of the Amazonian jungle.

Jen Adair from Harrogate Credit: Alex Beer

But only two years ago Jen was undergoing a 10 hour operation on her back for scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, and was in so much agony she had to take a huge cocktail of painkillers every day.

We spoke to Jen about her amazing story on the programme.

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