Four things you should know in Yorkshire today

Comedian Jo Brand sets off from Barton in Humber, with a crossing of the Humber Bridge, on the first day of her Hell Of A Walk challenge for Sport Relief.
Comedian Jo Brand sets off from Barton in Humber, with a crossing of the Humber Bridge, on the first day of her Hell Of A Walk challenge for Sport Relief.
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The furore about fracking in Yorkshire rumbled on today and the RSPCA released a shocking video of the squalor that 12 pedigree dogs were kept in by a Leeds vet. Popular comedian Jo Brand failed to fulfil her pledge to swallow dive from the Humber Bridge at the start of her long-distance walk for Sport Relief, and the work of celebrated sculptors from Wakefield and Castleford has been given listed status

Here are four things you need to know so far today:

Further delays over fracking plans

The Government has been urged not to intervene following another delay to plans for exploratory drilling at a fracking site in North Yorkshire.

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Huskies kept in squalid cellar

A Yorkshire vet and his assistant have been found guilty of neglect after keeping 12 husky dogs in squalid conditions in the cellar of a flat in Armley, Leeds.

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A first class Branding exercise

Comedian Jo Brand raised laughs as she crossed the Humber Bridge at the start of her 150-mile coast-to-coast walk which aims to raise funds for Sport Relief.

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Yorkshire masterpieces recognised as national treasures

Sculptures by Yorkshire artists Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore are among a collection of statues to be given the same protection as historic buildings, with the bestowal of official listed status.

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