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A North Yorkshire farmers mart that's been in existence
for over a hundred years, says it doesn't know
if it can survive a big hike in its business rates.
Hawes mart sells 100,000 sheep a year but will see its rates
Sheep have been sold at this auction mart in Hawes for 103 years
It's seen its business rates shoot up.
A revaluation means a big bill is coming in April?
We have been paying business rates about ?7,000, ?7,500 mark and that
It means the mart isn't going to be viable.
Business rates have been reset across the country.
Some properties will see a fall but rural enterprises are the worst
hit, in the first revaluation for seven years.
100,000 sheep are sold here every year, including
The mart, an essential part of the process of getting
I would sort of regard it as sheep insurance,
You send things into an abattoir and you're certainly not as safe,
But if the mart goes, it won't only be farmers that feel
Stuart's guesthouse offers a stay for mart buyers and sellers.
September, October, a busy month anyway in Hawes,
but the mart adds something to it, you get farmers all over
the visitors who find it a huge attraction as well, so it is a big
In its defence, the valuation office agency said it sets rateable
values fairly and equally and there is an appeal process.
But it takes three-and-a-half years - time enough for the mart to no
longer be at the heart of this community.
Three people remain in police custody this evening
after a teenager was shot dead outside a barber's shop in Leeds.
The two men and a woman are being held on suspicion
of murder following the death of 19-year-old Raheem Wilks.
He was shot in Harehills on Thursday afternoon
Meanwhile, Raheem Wilks' 18-year-old brother, Maleek,
made his first-team debut for Leeds United today.
But his team suffered a shock defeat in the FA Cup fourth
round against non-League Sutton United.
Sutton may be the lowest-ranked team left in the FA Cup
but they dominated against Leeds from the start.
The national league side thought they were 1-0 up
The celebrations cut short by a late offside flag.
Only minutes into the second half, a penalty was awarded to Sutton,
Leeds felt they deserved their own penalty but their appeals
The match brought an emotional moment for Maleek Wilks.
Just three days after his brother was shot dead in the street,
the 18-year-old striker made his Leeds United debut.
But on the pitch, things got no better for Leeds.
Their captain Liam Cooper was sent off after a second bookable offence,
leaving United to end the match with 10-men.
As the final whistle blew, Sutton manager, Paul Doswell had
I knew after five or ten minutes of watching it that they were
The lads started the game well, which was important.
They all had their jobs to do but it's a team that you can trust.
So joy for Sutton and Leeds United now turn
Sheffield freestyle skier James Woods has had one
The 25-year-old, known as Woodsy, won a gold medal in the Ski Big Air
It's the world's biggest freestyle skiing and
A new academy's been set up in Sheffield to train the next
75 teenagers applied for a place at the GB
Twelve were selected and today they trained together for the first
Academy manager John Eley hopes they can follow
Still very raw at the moment in the sense of we know
we have some learning, some development to do
but it is an exciting group to be working with.
Yeah, that would be the highest point I could get to really and I'd
I think I'm getting better every time I come on the ice.
E a completely different feel to the feather over the next seven days or
so, an Atlantic influence. We haven't seen that for a time.
Quickly it'll be out of the way and we'll be looking at a largely dry
night. Low cloud. Mist and murk and patches of fog and even frost under
clear skies, particularly the further north you head with
overnight temperatures dropping to one or two. So we'll start the day
tomorrow on a very cloudy, misty, murk divri note. Patchy frost and
fog. Both will clear and lift and we'll be looking at a cloudy
picture. The best of the brightness further east, as always with this
Atlantic set-up with temperatures tomorrow up to 6 or 17. Turning less
cold and we stick with this theme for the rest of the week. Here is
the outlook: There was some sunny and cheerful
weather across the UK today. Scotland and the far north of
England, but further south, a rainy, ugly picture, and