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The Government has been too slow bringing in measures to protect from the "shattering" impact of flooding, a Yorkshire MP has warned.

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Bowling club secures funding a year after facing closure

A bowling club has secured almost £50,000 in funding a little over a year after they faced closure.

Just 12 months ago financial difficulty meant that Northallerton Bowling Club's future was in doubt.

But members have managed to put the club back on a more firm financial footing through a mixture of sponsorship and fundraising.

And now the club has been told that a bid for Sport England Inspired Facilities funding has been successful.

The club will receive £47,700 - securing its future.

"It is absolutely mind-blowing; a lot of our members are still in shock.

"We thought our plans were a bit pie in the ski; they're now now. We really can do all those things."

– Val Coe, chairwoman

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Police appeal for help after railway station incident

Do you know these youths? Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police is appealing for information after a man was assaulted, knocked unconscious and robbed at Sandal and Agbrigg railway station on Saturday 31 August. They have now released CCTV images of a group of youths who they would like to speak to.

Police appeal after railway station mugging Credit: British Transport Police

The victim was a 19-year-old man from Kingsley. He was waiting for a train when five youths walked onto the platform and sat on a bench nearby. They then surrounded him, police say he was punched in the face and knocked unconscious. His bag and mobile phone had been stolen when he came round.

Appeal to trace youths Credit: British Transport Police

Anyone with information can call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting reference B3 of 20/09/2013 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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PM on foodbanks: "These are tough economic times"

Asked whether David Cameron was concerned about the massive increase in people using foodbanks under his Government, the Prime Minister's official spokesman said:

Recognising that these are tough economic times is why the Government has been taking the action it is in a number of areas to help families, including through measures around fuel duty and council tax.

– David Cameron
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