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  1. Bradford drug dealer jailed for life for killing rival

    A Bradford drug dealer has been jailed for life for stabbing to death a rival who had just robbed him in an alleyway.

    Zandrae Smith

    Tommy Ferris, 28, from London, was found fatally injured off Smannell Road, Andover in Hampshire, at about 01:00 on 13 April.

    Zandrae Smith, 21, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, had denied murder, claiming he killed Mr Ferris in self-defence.

    He was found guilty and ordered to serve at least 22 years in prison.

  2. Hunt for man who posed as police officer

    Lincolnshire Police have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a man posed as an officer to trick an elderly man out of thousands of pounds in Boston.

    Wanted man

    The man, who was believed to be driving a Black Mercedes or Audi Saloon, told the man to withdraw cash from his bank and hand it over.

    Over £4,000 was handed over at around 15:00 on 11 October and a further £3,000 handed over at around 17:00 from the victim’s address in Hubberts Bridge.

    The offender is thought to be in his 20s.

  3. Health Secretary to hear concerns about Bridlington Hospital

    The Health Secretary has agreed to visit Bridlington Hospital amid concerns about its future, according to the East Yorkshire MP Sir Greg Knight.

    Bridlington Hospital

    The York Teaching Hospital NHS Trust is currently reviewing hospital services in both Bridlington and Scarborough, leading to fears that more services might be centralised at York Hospital.

    The site has lost several services including its maternity unit and acute medical care in the last decade.

    Sir Greg Knight invited Matt Hancock to visit Bridlington Hospital to try and persuade him that more services should be based there.

  4. Prolific burglar banned from York for three years

    A prolific burglar has been banned from York for three years and forbidden from entering non-public areas of any shop in England and Wales.

    Gemma Mitchell

    Gemma Mitchell has been prohibited from entering York by a court after stealing wallets, purses, bank and credit cards from staff areas in 13 businesses.

    Mitchell, 24, admitted burglaries and fraud by false representation when she appeared at Sheffield Crown Court.

    She must now stay at a rehabilitation property in Scarborough for six months.

  5. Gainsborough 'safer' after pub loses licence

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    People in Gainsborough are far safer now that a town pub no longer has an alcohol licence, say police.

    The White Hart Hotel is without a licence after previous holder Sharon Hopkinson surrendered it.

    The former Town Councillor has been convicted of drugs offences.

    White Hart hotel

    Speaking during a licence hearing today, a Lincolnshire Police officer said they had evidence of repeated breaches of the licence conditions, including a rise in assaults and brawls.

    Ms Hopkinson did not attend today's hearing due to ill health.

  6. Crews bring fire under control in Hull

    A road remains closed following a fire at an outbuilding next to a church in Hull.

    Sun shines through plume of smoke

    Firefighters are damping down at the building belonging to St Wilfrid Church on the Boulevard.

    Humberside Fire and Rescue say they were called just before 13:00.

    Four pumps and 18 firefighters attended.

    The church has been unaffected by the blaze, which saw huge plumes of smoke cover the area.

  7. One thousand phishing attacks on council a day

    Calderdale Council is fending off around 1,000 phishing attacks every day, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    Cyber Crime

    A report revealed how hackers were trying to access data held by the authority every day.

    Councillor Jane Scullion said: "It is increasingly important and we really have to be very, very serious about protecting people's data."

  8. Latest from the scene of Leeds stabbing

    These are the latest pictures from the scene of a stabbing in Leeds

    stabbing scene

    A 32-year-old man has been left with serious injuries and is being treated in hospital.

    stabbing scene

    It happened at 14:00 on Kings Road in Hyde Park.

    stabbing scene
  9. Arrest after woman's body found in house

    A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman's body was found in Rotherham.

    Wright Street

    Police were called this morning at 05:30 to a property on Wright Street in North Anston.

    A woman in her 30s was found dead at the house.

    The arrested man, believed to be in his 40s, remains in police custody.

  10. Gym's future up in the air due to Scampton closure

    The MP for Scunthorpe says he's going to be meeting with the government to discuss the future of a gym in Kirton in Lindsey which is linked to RAF Scampton.


    The facilities at Kirton in Lindsey are run by the Ministry of Defence, but there's concern the closure of the historic RAF base in 2022 could see them shut.

    Nick Dakin has said he's going to meet with the Secretary of State for Defense Gain Williamson to argue the case for it staying open for the community.

    Quote Message: The defense minister has promised to meet with me to hear the arguments directly. We want to make sure the Kirton in Lindsey community have maximum opportunity to access those resources." from Nick Dakin Scunthorpe MP
    Nick DakinScunthorpe MP
  11. Watch: Fire crews attacked with fireworks

    West Yorkshire Fire Service has released a video, taken on Monday, of a fire engine under attack by people throwing fireworks.

    The service said the actions were shocking.

    A spokesperson said: "Our firefighters have enough danger to deal with without being attacked at work."

    None of the crew were hurt in the incident:

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    Video caption: Footage from inside a fire engine shows the moment fireworks were thrown at firefighters.
  12. Man stabbed in Leeds in serious condition

    A 32-year-old man has been stabbed in Leeds this afternoon, he is currently in a stable condition.

    Stabbing scene

    It happened at 14:00 on Kings Road in Hyde Park.

    Police are still at the scene and say an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

  13. Man injured in assault outside Lincoln pub

    The Lincolnite

    A man has been seriously injured after an assault outside The Anchor pub on Lincoln High Street.

    The Anchor
  14. Police still at scene of Leeds incident

    Police are at the scene of a major incident in Leeds this afternoon.


    BBC Yorkshire has spoken to local councillor Neil Walshaw who is at the scene.

    He told us that there has been an incident inside the Sainsbury’s on Royal Park Road, police are on the scene.

    There have been no further details on injuries or what exactly has happened.

  15. Kisimul school: 47 children to be affected by boarding closure

    Lincolnshire County Council has told the BBC it is assisting Kisimul school to find alternative accommodation for 47 children.


    The Swinderby special needs school had it's boarding facilities closed by Ofsted after the watchdog passed "safeguarding concerns" onto Lincolnshire Police.

    Only seven of the children are actually from Lincolnshire.

  16. 'No firearms' involved in Leeds incident

    Details are still sketchy over a major incident in Leeds this afternoon.

    A local councillor in Hyde Park has just tweeted the following:

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  17. 'Major incident' in Leeds suburb

    A road in Hyde Park in Leeds has been closed because of a major incident this afternoon.

    We'll bring you more as we get it:

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  18. Firm collapse leaves iron woman stranded

    A disabled athlete, who competes around the world,, says she'll struggle to get out of Lincolnshire, after losing her sponsored van.

    Liz McTernan, who takes part in ironman triathlons, has lost her specially-adapted vehicle, because it was sponsored by Boston factory Fogarty.

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    The company went into administration earlier this week, Liz's adapted van was taken away yesterday.

    She's due to compete in Beirut in just over a week and says she's not sure what she's going to do:

    Quote Message: I'm without any transport whatsoever. I live in the middle of Lincolnshire with no reliable bus service. I can't even get a coach down to Heathrow because my equipment is too large and too difficult to handle by myself." from Liz McTernan Athlete
    Liz McTernanAthlete