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  1. Tonight's weather

    BBC Weather

    Becoming mainly dry with lengthy clear spells and lighter winds at first this evening.

    Through the night, skies will cloud over with rain arriving from the west, by dawn, accompanied by fresher winds.

  2. Three people in hospital after tram and car crash

    These are the latest pictures from the scene of a crash between a car and a tram in Sheffield this evening.

    It happened at about 16:30 on Satinforth Road in Attercliffe.

    Three people have been injured and taken to hospital.


    The tram network's operator, Stagecoach, say they are assisting the police and that their services have been suspended in the area.

  3. Injuries after car and tram crash in Sheffield

    A car and tram have crashed in Sheffield this afternoon.

    South Yorkshire Police say the crash happened at 16:30 on Stainforth Road in Attercliffe.

    There have been reports of injuries.

    Quote Message: We are assisting police with their inquiries into the circumstances. Tram services in the area are currently suspended and the latest updates for customers are available via our website and Twitter feed." from Spokesperson Supertram

    Services have been suspended due to the crash, the company added:

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  4. Do you recognise this man?

    Lincolnshire Police are looking to speak to a man in connection with a theft from a Gainsborough supermarket.

    tesco suspect

    It happened last month when a man, said to be in his early 40s, walked away from Tesco in Beaumont Street without paying.

    It's thought the man had placed his card into a self-service checkout to pay but removed his card before payment was taken.

  5. Burglars beat pet dogs with golf club

    A pair of pet dogs were beaten with golf clubs by burglars who broke into a North Yorkshire home through the dog flap.

    Hector and Chika lying together

    Hector and Chika - a Rhodesian Ridgeback and a Ridgeback cross - were attacked by thieves who tried to subdue them at the property in Copmanthorpe, near York.

    Hector, who was rescued from Cyprus where he was treated cruelly as a young dog, was left with a bump on his head and a coat smelling of pepper spray.

    Hector and Chika in matching coats

    Both of the dogs were traumatised and their owners are removing their dog flap, North Yorkshire Police is advising other people to do the same.

    Investigating officer Dave Pegg, said: "Our advice to anyone with a dog flap is to ensure it is not big enough to allow a human through it.

    "The owners in this case are removing theirs and urging others not to fit them."

    Hector and Chika running

    Golf clubs, jewellery and cash were stolen during the theft on 23 November.

  6. BreakingCar and tram crash in Sheffield

    A car and a tram have crashed in Sheffield.

    It happened at 16:30 on Staniforth road in Attercliffe, there have been reports of injuries.

    More to follow:

  7. Search for woman after man has jaw broken in argument

    Police want to speak to this woman after a man was left with a broken jaw when he was punched in the face in a Leeds fast food restaurant.


    The 26-year-old was in McDonalds on Briggate on 26 October when he got involved in an argument with a group of people in the upstairs eating area.

    He was punched in the face, fell to the floor and was then assaulted again on the floor.

    A 16-year-old boy has been interviewed in relation to the incident and released under investigation following an earlier appeal.

  8. Former Lincolnshire MP given permanent honour

    A blue plaque has been unveiled in Louth to honour the first British-born woman to take her seat in the House of Commons.

    blue plaque

    Margaret Winteringham was elected as the town's MP in 1921 and served until 1924.

    The town's current MP, Victoria Atkins, unveiled the plaque at Louth Town Hall this afternoon.

  9. Cash van robbed in Barnsley

    Thieves have attacked a van carrying a large amount of money, according to police.

    Midland Road Royston

    The van was on Midland Road, Royston when the driver was threatened by the suspects.

    They then fled the scene in a car.

    It happened at about 14:05 on Wednesday, according to South Yorkshire Police.

  10. Train warning for football fans

    Football fans travelling to games tomorrow in Yorkshire will need to be aware of another rail strike by Northern staff.

    A Northern train

    Some drivers and conductors from the RMT union are striking over a proposed switch to driver-only trains.

    There will be no Northern trains to and from Huddersfield.

    Leeds United supporters travelling to Sheffield United for tomorrow's game won't be able to get a Northern train.

    There will be direct CrossCountry trains, according to National Rail Enquiries.

    The latest strike comes after the government said earlier today it would be willing to intervene to help bring an end to the long-running dispute.

  11. Like a swan out of water

    Officers from Humberside Police have had a feathered friend join them on patrol.

    The new recruit was a swan they rescued from the A160 at South Killingholme:

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  12. Family found in field 'believed to be Iraqis'

    A family found in a field in East Yorkshire last night are believed to be from Iraq, according to police.

    A field near Hull

    Officers were called to the field, near Hull, at about 21:00 after reports a number of children and adults had been seen.

    Humberside Police conducted a search and found three adults and four children, off Staithes Road near Preston (pictured).

    They received medical checks and are now being dealt with by the immigration authorities.

  13. New fines for dog walkers to come into force

    Dog owners in Leeds who don't clean up after their pets could be forced to pay £100 from tomorrow as new rules come into force.

    Dog walker

    In July this year new dog control orders came into effect, they require owners to carry a bag or have some other way to pick up and remove their dog’s mess.

    Since then, there has been a "grace period" so that dog walkers could get used to the new legislation.

    The fixed penalty notice for anyone not adhering to the new orders is £100, or £80 if you pay the fine within 10 days.

    Quote Message: We don’t want to have to fine people, so it is a simple case of doing the right thing, putting litter in the bin and picking up their dog’s mess.” from Councillor Mohammed Rafique Leeds City Council
    Councillor Mohammed RafiqueLeeds City Council
  14. Party still on at stadium where floodlight fell

    Hull KR says its stadium will stay closed until further notice after a floodlight fell in high wind, although a 80s themed party in the hospitality suite will still go ahead tonight.

    KCOM Craven Park

    The club says the rest of the floodlights at KCOM Craven Park will be tested and apologised to fans for any inconvenience caused.

    As well as rugby league, the stadium hosts events including upcoming concerts from Bucks Fizz and The Searchers, and a party in the 1882 suite will go ahead tonight.

  15. Woman dies after A52 crash

    Lincolnshire Police has confirmed a 40-year old woman from the Spalding area has died following a three-vehicle crash near Boston earlier this week.

    lincolnshire police officer

    It involved a double decker bus, a van and a car on the A52 at Leverton on Monday afternoon.

  16. Plaque unveiled to Tudor rebellion leader in York

    A plaque has being unveiled in York today, in memory of Robert Aske, the leader of the Pilgrimage of Grace, who came to a gruesome end.

    Clifford's Tower

    In 1536, rebellions took place in northern England against Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries after the King's split from the Roman Catholic church.

    On 13 October 30,000 Yorkshire people rebelled.

    Led by Robert Aske they went to York and reopened monasteries Henry had closed.

    Robert Aske was executed for treason on 12 July 1537.

    The plaque was unveiled on York's 13th Century Clifford’s Tower (pictured) by the Bishop of Middlesbrough.

  17. Man charged with kidnap after gunpoint robbery

    A man has been charged with robbery, kidnap and firearms offences after a man was robbed at gunpoint in Sheffield.


    The 20-year-old victim was left with minor injuries following the incident in the Ellsemere Road area last week.

    Hassan Gordon, of no fixed abode, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court earlier.

    He was remanded in custody and is due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court early next year.

  18. New electronic prescription system planned

    A new electronic prescription system is to be introduced in East Yorkshire to help reduce potentially fatal errors.

    A selection of pills

    The local NHS trust has received £300,000 to help it move from handwritten prescriptions to an electronic system, which it claims could reduce mistakes by up to 50%.

    The Humber NHS Teaching Foundation Trust is one of just 13 across the country to secure the funding.

    It says it will "improve the quality, safety and efficiency of our prescribing".