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New research sheds light on how Richard III died

New research out shows how Richard III, the last King from the House of York, died.

Fighting in the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, he sustained 11 wounds including nine to his skull, according to analysis in the Lancet health journal.

He was the last English King to die on the battlefield.

Descendants of Richard lll, have been campaigning for his remains to be buried in York.

Read More: Richard III campaigners face High Court delay

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New safety campaign to help prevent more river deaths

The families of three young people who drowned in York's rivers are to take part in a new safety campaign to help prevent further tragedy.

Ben Clarkson, Tyler Pearson and Megan Roberts all died earlier this year.

Now the local police and council are due to announce plans on how to tackle the drinking culture which has been a factor in a number of river related deaths in the city.

Frazer Maude reports:

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River safety campaign to address 'underlying issues'

The families of three young people who drowned in York's river are due to take part in a new river safety campaign.

Julia Mulligan, North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, says the campaign looks to address "underlying issues" such as alcohol that can affect the way people behave around rivers when they are "on a night out".

Families of victims who drowned in York's river take part in safety campaign

Megan Roberts, Ben Clarkson and Tyler Pearson all drowned between January and March 2014.

The families of three young people who drowned in York's river are due to take part in a new safety campaign.

Megan Roberts, Ben Clarkson and Tyler Pearson all drowned between January and March 2014.

Their families will now meet with the authorities later this week.

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