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Mother and son reunited after 53 years

Mother and son Ann Lowery and Gary Collins have been reunited - 53 years after she was forced to give him up for adoption.

Gary Collins and his mother Ann Lowery reunited after 53 years Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Gary tracked down his mother - who lives in Ripon - after a decade-long search - and flew in from Australia at the weekend.


RAF personnel to march through Ripon

Personnel from RAF Leeming will be parading through Ripon to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

The parade, which is also be held to celebrate the North Yorkshire base being granted the Freedom of the City, will be followed by a service in Ripon Cathedral which is open to members of the public.

The parade starts at Spa Gardens at 10:15am.

Climber injured at North Yorkshire beauty spot

Climbers at Brimham Rocks Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A climber has been taken to hospital after being injured in a fall at a North Yorkshire beauty spot.

A 43-year-old man fell several metres and suffered back injuries at Brimham Rocks, near Ripon on Friday.

He was treated by paramedics from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service before being stretched to a waiting road ambulance by members of the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Team.


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