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  1. Yorkshire's top stories

    The top stories from across Yorkshire so far today include:

  2. Lincolnshire's top stories today

    The top stories from Lincolnshire so far today include:

  3. East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire's top stories

    The top stories from across East Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire so far today include:

  4. Police appeal after fatal mobility scooter crash

    Police are appealing for witnesses after the death of a man who fell off a mobility scooter in Keighley.

    Lawkholme Lane

    The man was travelling along the pavement on Lawkholme Lane at about 13:10 on Thursday 15 February when his scooter went off the pavement for an unknown reason and came to rest by the side of the road.

    The victim, who had suffered fatal head injuries, was found in the road by members of the public.

    Sgt Ann Drury, from West Yorkshire Police, says: "Due to the serious head injuries suffered by the gentleman there's a possibility he's been struck by another vehicle while immobile on the road.

    "We do also know there were several cars in the locality at the time of the incident and we'd like to speak to the drivers or passengers in particular, as they may have seen what took place."

  5. Organ donation 'opt out'

    MPs have backed plans that could change the rules on organ donation consent in England.

    It would mean people having to "opt out" if they don't want their organs used after death.

    The bill passed its first parliamentary hurdle today with the support of the Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle, Emma Hardy:

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    Video caption: Emma Hardy backed plans for an "opt out" if people don't want organs used after death
  6. Lifesaving leisure centre staff get national recognition

    Quick-thinking staff who saved a man's life at a Hull leisure centre last year have been recognised with a national award.


    Regular gym-goer John Lines, from Thorngumbald, collapsed during a game of badminton last November and needed lifesaving CPR and shocks from a defibrillator until paramedics arrived.

    Mr Lines spent three weeks in hospital and has now made a full recovery.

    Ann-Marie Blowman, Dave Loftus and Lee Robinson have been awarded certificates from the Royal Life Saving Society UK for their "professional action" and "calm and effective" work.

    Quote Message: If they hadn't had the training and knowledge, I would not be here today. They thoroughly deserve to be recognised and I want to thank them for everything they did." from John Lines
    John Lines
  7. Grantham petrol station robbery appeal

    An investigation's under way after a garage in Grantham was robbed earlier this week.

    Jet Garage

    A man entered the Jet Garage on Manthorpe Road at about 20:50 on Tuesday and made demands of staff, police say.

    Anyone with information about the robbery or who witnessed what happened is being urged to come forward.

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  9. Booking review after disabled man gets wrong room

    A hotel has said it will review how bookings are made on its website after a disabled man from East Yorkshire wasn't given the adapted room he'd reserved.

    Jason Liversidge

    Jason Liversidge, who has Motor Neurone Disease, had travelled to the capital for a special reception with the Princess Royal but was left in distress after he was given the wrong type of room at a Premier Inn.

    The hotel chain says it'll look at how to make online bookings easier.

  10. Appeal for help finding wanted man

    A man who failed to attend court after being charged with a serious driving offence is being sought by police in North Yorkshire.

    Marcin Wiczynski

    Marcin Wiczynski, 30, of Scarborough, is wanted after magistrates in the town issued a warrant for his arrest.

    He failed to attend court after he was charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

    He is described as about 5ft 7ins tall and of average build. He has short, brown receding hair and speaks with an Eastern European accent.

    Anyone who has seen him or knows his whereabouts is being asked to contact police.

  11. Weather: A cold weekend

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Get your thick coat ready - it's going to be a cold weekend!

    Here's the latest forecast:

  12. BreakingA63 blocked due to accident

    BBC News Travel

    Traffic is currently at a standstill on the A63 at North Ferriby due to an accident.

    The A63 westbound is blocked between B1231 Melton Road and Low Field Lane.

    Three vehicles are involved.

  13. Listen: Leeds nurse jailed for sexually abusing patient

    A mental health nurse has been jailed for eight months for sexually abusing a patient during a home visit.

    Luke Smith, 30, pleaded guilty to sexual activity with a person with a mental disorder at Leeds Crown Court.

    Smith, of Manderston Chase, Armley, lost his job after what he described as "a moment of madness" when the offence happened at the male victim's home in Leeds in January 2017.

    His victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has spoken anonymously to the BBC:

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    Video caption: Nurse jailed for sex abuse of patient
  14. RNLI rescue fisherman with a broken leg

    A fisherman with a broken leg has been rescued by a crew from the RNLI in Skegness.


    The UK Coastguard requested the launch of the stations Shannon class all-weather lifeboat shortly after midnight along with its own rescue helicopter to assist in evacuating the injured man from the 40ft vessel.

    The boat, with three people on board, was operating in the Wash when an incident on board left the skipper with a broken leg.

    He was taken to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital for treatment.

  15. Concern for missing teenagers

    An appeal is being made to help find to two 13-year-olds who have gone missing from Hull.

    Reece Roberts and Leia Waller

    Reece Roberts was reported missing on Wednesday and Leia Waller was reported missing yesterday but they are believed to be together.

    They are known to frequent the Bransholme and Kingswood areas of the city and it was reported they were seen on Kimmeridge Close earlier today.

    Humberside Police are appealing for them to get in touch.

  16. Police warning over selling knives to youths

    Police are reminding shopkeepers that it is illegal to sell knives to under-18s, after seven out of 23 shops failed a test set by officers.

    The West Yorkshire force, working with underage cadet volunteers, tried to buy knives in 23 shops of varying size.

    Youth holding knife

    Det Ch Insp Chris Gibson is West Yorkshire Police’s Operational Knife Crime Lead.

    He said: "In the wrong hands knives are a potentially lethal weapon. As a senior detective I have seen first-hand the tragic consequences knife crime can have in our communities.

    “It is disappointing therefore that stores sold knives to the young people. The knives sold were mainly large kitchen knives that could easily kill someone."

  17. Watch: Red Arrows pilot's death was 'preventable' - Father

    The father of a Red Arrows pilot who died when his ejection seat activated during pre-flight checks has been speaking after the sentencing of the manufacturer.

    Flt Lt Sean Cunningham, 35, was ejected while conducting pre-flight safety checks at RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire in 2011.

    The parachute on the seat did not then deploy and the airman was fatally injured.

    Martin-Baker Aircraft Ltd previously admitted to breaching safety laws at Lincoln Crown Court and has now been fined £1.1m.

    Following the sentencing, Jim Cunningham said his son's death could have been avoided:

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    Video caption: James Cunningham
  18. Microchip scanning devices now in police stations

    A scheme to trace owners of stray and lost dogs is under way in East Yorkshire police stations.

    Councillor Shaun Horton, portfolio holder for community involvement and local partnerships at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Stuart Allen, the council's senior Dog Warden and Humberside Police's PC Brandon Ward

    Microchip scanning devices can now be found in police stations in Beverley, Bridlington, Goole and Hornsea/Withernsea.

    All dogs must now be microchipped by law so any lost or stray pets can be scanned by police staff and reunite with their owners without the involvement of the council’s dog wardens.

    Quote Message: Being able to quickly identify a dog’s owner when it has been used for committing offences and abandoned allows us to follow up further lines of enquiry very quickly. Another benefit is that we can identify dogs which have been reported lost or stolen and return them to their rightful owner.” from Wildlife/rural crime officer, Humberside Police PC Brandon Ward
    Wildlife/rural crime officer, Humberside PolicePC Brandon Ward
  19. Calls for rail spending assurances for Yorkshire

    Spencer Stokes

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    There are new calls for the government to guarantee Yorkshire will get extra trains to and from London, despite the East Coast franchise being cancelled.


    Virgin and Stagecoach had promised new services from Leeds, York, Bradford, Harrogate and Huddersfield.

    The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, which oversees transport, has now written to the Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling, asking if they'll still go ahead.

    The letter says: "Businesses in our region have been planning on the basis of a significant in direct services between our towns and cities and London which have now been placed in doubt.

    "Part of the doubt stems from the fact that no decision has been made on who will run the trains."

    Mr Grayling has said he is considering two approaches to the future of the East Coast service.

    One option is to allow Stagecoach to continue operating the franchise on a short-term and not-for-profit basis until a new contract is awarded in 2020.

    Alternatively, East Coast Mainline could be brought back under government control and be run by the Department for Transport through an operator of last resort.

  20. Saving lives in Lincolnshire

    The message of BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Save a Life campaign continues to spread.


    Last year, the radio station worked with St John Ambulance and the LIVES charity to train more than 20,000 people in lifesaving CPR skills.

    Although the campaign was wrapped up last year, LIVES is continuing and has now trained almost 1,000 people in just eight weeks.