A PICKERING couple had to reorganise their wedding day after England played Sweden on Saturday.

Adam and Jo Hornby had booked their wedding two years ago never thinking their big day would coincide with the World Cup.

“As the day got closer we realised England would be playing,” Adam said.

“We are all big football fans and we didn’t want people to be watching it on their phones so decided to get a big screen.”

Following the wedding at noon at Pickering Parish Church, guests made their way to Jo’s dad’s farm near Whitby for the reception, where a TV donated by Adam’s ushers Nick and Mathew Wilkinson from Television House in Pickering was also installed.

“There aren’t many people who can say England reached the semi-finals on their wedding day - it was a great day,” Adam added.


District gets behind England for the semi-finals

York Press:

Following England’s winning performances so far, the team at Spectrum Solicitors in Malton are getting behind the team.

Pictured in the window display cheering on the boys to bring the cup home this Sunday are (left) Leanne Dunning and (right) Ashley Milner.

England versus Croatia will kick off this evening at 7pm at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.


Busy night for North Yorkshire Police

Over the weekend, the county police force said they had received a huge number of calls to 999, and are urging responsible celebrations (or commiserations) this evening:

Police said they received a "colossal" number of 999 calls over the weekend of England's quarter-final match against Sweden.

The Force Control Room took 487 emergency 999 calls in a 24-hour period: one of the highest number of calls the force has ever seen.

They also took 729 non-emergency calls to the 101 number.