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Robin Williams on ITV's "Tonight" in 1999

As the world mourns the passing of comic genius Robin Williams, we have dug into the archives for his 1999 interview for Yorkshire TV's "Tonight" programme with film critic and author Tony Earnshaw.

Williams is being interviewed about the film Jakob the Liar.

The movie is set in 1944 in a ghetto in German-occupied Poland and is based on the book by Jurek Becker about World War II Jewish ghetto life:

Yazidi Kurds in Sheffield fear for family's safety in Iraq

Yazidi Kurds living in Sheffield have spoken of their anguish, and fears for family and friends in Northern Iraq.

Hundreds of Yazidis and Christians have been killed by Islamic militants. More than thirty thousand others have been forced to flee towns and villages, to escape. The International community is now intervening, as the death toll rises. Tina Gelder reports.


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Knife recovered after York stabbing

Police have recovered a knife which is believed to be connected to a stabbing in York.

A 28-year-old man was stabbed on Stuart Road in Acomb in the early hours of Saturday morning. He remains in hospital in a stable condition.

A 39-year-old man was arrested in connection with the attack and has been released on bail

Any witnesses are being asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.

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Police find remains in North Yorkshire

Police found human remains near Brimham Rocks in North Yorkshire Credit: ITV

Police investigating the murder of a missing woman have found human remains near Brimham Rocks, in North Yorkshire.

Gemma Simpson was 23 when went missing in Leeds in 2000.

Officers are now working to identify the body. Gemma's family have been informed of the developments.

The beauty spot is still open to the public Credit: ITV

Canadian Bomber arrives at Coningsby - but without its British counterpart

The rain ruined the airborne reunion of the Lancaster Bombers, but thousands of people still braved the pouring rain to see the arrival of the Canadian Bomber, V-Vera at the end of its three and a half thousand mile journey.

Over the next few weeks it'll take part in a series of events with the Lancaster from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

David Wood reports:

Rain puts paid to historic flight plans

The weather has ruined plans for a historic fly-past of Lancaster planes in Lincolnshire.

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight will now not take off - but it will meet the Canadian Avro plane on the ground at RAF Coninsgby.

There will still be a flypast of the Canadian plane and the Red Arrows.

Those waiting for the planes to land at RAF Coningsby will now only see the Canadian Avro Lancaster land
Umbrellas at the ready: crowds are still waiting - even though the historic Bomber planes will only meet on the ground


RAF Coninsgby gearing up for historic flight

RAF Coningsby is gearing up for special visitors today.

A Canadian Lancaster will join the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight over Lincolnshire today.

Lancaster Bomber at RAF Coningsby
Planespotters line the boundary of RAF Coningsby

The Canadian plane will make its way over Scunthorpe just before 1pm, over Hilbadstow at 1pm, where it will be joined by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

They will then fly towards Scampton where they'll be joined by the Red Arrows.

At 1.15pm all will fly over Lincoln Cathedral,

At 1.24pm the Red Arrows will fly over Newark, while the 2 Lancasters will fly over Cranwell.

At 1.28pm the Reds rejoin the Lancaster and BBMF over Tattershall, to fly together over Coningsby.

Historic flight over Lincolnshire

The last remaining airworthy Lancaster bombers will come together today in Lincolnshire.

The Lancaster Bomber will fly over Lincoln Cathedral at 1.15pm

The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, based at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, will join the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum as they fly their prized Avro Lancaster.

They will all fly over Lincoln Cathedral at lunchtime, before landing at RAF Coningsby.

It will be witnessed by 125 Lancaster veterans, and organisers expect thousands of others to turn out.

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Man sectioned over plane bomb hoax

A man, 47, arrested on suspicion of making a bomb threat on board a plane has been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

He was a passenger on board a Qatar Airways flight escorted into Manchester Airport by a Typhoon fighter jet. The airport was shut down while the plane was checked but no device was found.

Following his arrest he was assessed by medical staff and again by a mental health team. He was subsequently sectioned to allow for a fuller assessment and appropriate treatment.

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