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Flotilla in Scarborough to remember bombardments 100 years ago

Tributes have been paid this morning to those killed on the North Yorkshire coastline in the First World War bombardments exactly 100 years ago. Hundreds of shells rained down on Scarborough before German warships attacked Whitby in 1914. Twenty people were killed and hundreds more injured. There has been a flotilla in Scarborough where wreaths were placed on the water.

Services held in Scarborough to remember 18 killed in bombardments

St Mary's Church, Scarborough
18 people were killed when Scarborough was shelled

A memorial service is taking place at St Mary's Church in Scarborough to remember the 18 people from the town killed when German warships fired shells at the town exactly 100 years ago.

Wreaths are being laid inside the church
A wreath has been laid from the German Navy

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Whitby and Scarborough mark 100 years since WW1 bombardments

Scarborough became the site of the first attack of the First World War on British soil on 16 December 1914 Credit: Topography/Topham Picturepoint/Press Association Images

Tributes will be paid this morning to those killed on the North Yorkshire coastline in the First World War bombardments exactly 100 years ago.

Hundreds of shells rained down on Scarborough before German warships attacked Whitby in 1914. 20 people were killed and hundreds more injured.

Lindy Rowley is from the Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre.

Exclusion zone lifted around Nafferton bird flu farm

The protection zone placed around a duck farm farm in East Yorkshire following a bird flu scare last month was lifted today.

The exclusion zone around the farm in Nafferton has been lifted Credit: Press Association

The area around the breeding farm in Nafferton, near Driffield, has been downgraded to a 'surveillance zone' by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

A six-mile exclusion zone came into effect on November 16, followed by the culling of around six thousand ducks in a bid to contain an outbreak of the disease.

Merkel asked to intervene in Yorkshire student's death inquiry

The German Chancellor has been asked to intervene over the death of a Yorkshire student in Cologne

Huddersfield MP Barry Sheerman has written to Angela Merkel demanding answers about how Jane Khalaf died - and how her family were treated.

Jane died after collapsing in hospital in Cologne - but not before she claimed her drink had been spiked.

Although drugs were found in her system, her family say she was fervently anti-drugs. Chris Kiddey reports.

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