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  1. Fancy working for the BBC?

    The BBC is holding open auditions to find someone to join BBC Radio Sheffield.

    The Is Me could be your chance to get a year-long contract working for the BBC.

    Open auditions will take place at Rotherham's New York Stadium this Sunday:

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    Video caption: This is Me gives you the chance to work for the BBC in South Yorkshire.
  2. Police target 'punters' using prostitutes

    Hull residents say they are fed up with the number of prostitutes in part of the city, where police are currently using CCTV to target customers.

    Hessle Road

    Locals in the Hessle Road area will meet next week to try and sort out the problems of anti-social behaviour and prostitution.

    Natalie Taylor, who lives in the area, said: "Ladies are approaching residents on the school run, they're out from 05:30 in the morning.

    "It's not so much the prostitution as the anti-social behaviour that comes with it; drug dealing, used condoms and needles.

    "It's just not a nice place at the moment."

    Humberside Police is asking locals to contact the force if they see a rise in the number of sex workers in the area.

    The force say they are monitoring CCTV to target those using prostitutes.

    Officers said: "Our main objective is to try and dissuade sex trade users - punters - from using the services of sex workers."

  3. Lincolnshire weather

    A breezy, sunny afternoon in store for Lincolnshire and there is a chance of the odd shower.

    Tonight should be mostly dry and clear, but cloud will build up bringing a rain and fresh winds by dawn

    lincolnshire weather friday
  4. M1 re-opens after lorry overturned

    The M1 in South Yorkshire is now open after an overturned lorry was removed from the carriageway.

    Overturned lorry

    The lorry overturned between junctions 36 and 37 at 06:30 this morning.

    It prompted five miles of disruption and severe delays for motorists.

    Lorry recovery

    Highways England say delays remain in the area.

  5. Four arrested for abduction after teenage girl found

    Four men have been arrested on suspicion of child abduction after a missing teenage girl was found in West Yorkshire.


    The girl, who was reported missing in Manchester, was found in Leeds on 17 November.

    Two men aged 23, a 22-year-old and a 27-year-old, have been bailed by police pending further investigation.

    Police said the girl is being supported by a team dealing with children at risk of criminal and sexual exploitation.

    A 50-year-old man arrested in the Burnage area of Manchester was later released without charge.

  6. Blood on toy car 'not a match' for missing Ben Needham

    Traces of blood on a toy car found amid the search for Sheffield toddler, Ben Needham, did not match his DNA, police said.

    Toy car

    The missing boy was 21-months-old when he disappeared on the Greek island of Kos in July 1991.

    South Yorkshire Police said forensic examinations of the toy (similar to the one pictured), which was recovered from the island, showed no match to Ben or members of his family.

    Det Insp Jon Cousins said it was still his "professional belief" Ben died in an accident at a farmhouse.

    Ben Needham

    Ben went missing while playing near a farmhouse which was being renovated by his grandfather in Iraklis.

    An 21-day search of land around the building and a second site 750m (820 yards) away, took place in October 2016, after it emerged the toddler may have been crushed to death by a digger working on the site.

  7. Calderdale bin strike called off

    A planned strike by bin workers in Calderdale has been called off.


    The dispute between members of Unison and contractor Suez over pay was set to see workers walk-out on Monday and Tuesday.

    However, Calderdale Council say the action has now been suspended as negotiations continue.

    It added people can expect collections to continue as normal next week.

  8. Bid backed for York to host Rugby World Cup

    A bid by York to be a host city for the Rugby League World Cup got the backing of councillors in the city last night.

    Community stadium

    They've agreed to contribute £200,000 to the cost of hosting the women's event in 2021 at the new 8,000-seat Community Stadium, which is due to open next year.

    The venue has suffered a number of delays since it was first proposed in 2009.

    It's now due to open next year and will be the home of York City Football Club and York City Knights Rugby League Club.

  9. Arrests made in Lincolnshire school investigation

    Three people have been arrested in connection with an investigation into a Lincolnshire special needs school over safeguarding concerns.

    kisimul school

    Ofsted inspectors shut the boarding school part of Kisimul School in Swinderby earlier this month.

    One man, 56, and two women, 52 and 57, all from Lincoln, have been bailed to return at a later date.

    Police say the investigation is ongoing.

  10. Humber fisherman's line full of plastic

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    This alarming picture shows the amount of plastic on a fishing line just five minutes after it was cast into the River Humber.

    A fishing line covered in plastic

    The angler took it a couple of days ago while fishing, he was shocked by what he observed and wanted me to share the picture.

    It really makes it clear how much plastic is finding its way into our seas and oceans.

  11. Dangerous cannabis set-up found

    Thousands of pounds worth of cannabis have been seized at an address in Woodhouse, Sheffield, police say.

    The Class B drug was found growing in a number of rooms and the house's electricity supply had been dangerously by-passed:

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  12. Witty and gritty names needed for county's gritters

    Lincolnshire County Council has been persuaded by the BBC to name its gritters.

    Following in the footsteps of Boaty McBoatface, the authority says it will be naming four of its "beast gritters" and are looking for the public to offer their suggestions.

    In a bid to be different, they're also looking for names with a Lincolnshire connection, so Mar-Grit Thatcher and Al-Spread Lord Tennyson are among the contenders:

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  13. Watch: Hero cop meets man whose life she saved

    This video shows the moment a Rotherham police officer met the man whose life she saved.

    PC Nicole Palmowski was on duty in Maltby in April when she saw Jim Brogan unresponsive on the pavement.

    The 67-year-old had collapsed against a wall while out running.

    The officer immediately performed CPR and the speed of her actions have been credited with saving Jim's life.

    She's now been nominated for a Royal. Humane Society Award:

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    Video caption: James Brogan collapsed and was lying on the pavement.
  14. Fresh appeal to find man missing for a month

    A fresh appeal has been launched to find a Leeds man who's been missing for more than a month.

    James Flannery

    James Flannery hasn't been seen since 27 October.

    The 25-year-old has a number of health issues, according to West Yorkshire Police.

    Officers say they are concerned for his welfare.

    The picture above was taken four years ago and officers say he may now have a beard.

  15. EU migrant numbers rise in Lincolnshire

    The estimated number of EU migrants living in Lincolnshire has risen to 45,000, according to official figures from the Office for National Statistics.


    The number was 43,000 in 2017 and 38,000 in 2016.

    The county is also home to an estimated 24,000 people from Asia and 6,000 from Africa.

    Boston remains the area with the most EU migrants, at 15,000.

  16. Major York road closed after 'police incident'

    A police incident closed the busy A19 at York Designer Outlet earlier.

    A19 York

    Police at the scene were turning around motorists at the roundabout after a man was found in the middle of the road.

    Emergency services were called just after 11:00 to reports of the man in the carriageway.

    The man's injuries are not thought to be serious and the road is excepted to reopen shortly.

  17. Advice for people ahead of Calderdale bin strike

    People living in Calderdale are being given advice on how they can deal with planned bin strikes on Monday and Tuesday, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.


    Members of the UNISON trade union are set to walk-out for two days over a pay dispute with Suez, the company which runs these services on behalf of Calderdale Council.

    The two day walk-out is likely to "leave the system playing catch-up through the week" according to the authority.

    People who are affected are being told to put their bins out as normal and they will be collected as soon as possible, and only bring them in if they haven't been emptied by Saturday.

  18. Misconduct hearing for police officer who admitted drink-driving

    A police officer, who admitted drink-driving and carrying a knife, is to face a disciplinary hearing.

    Goole Magistrates Court

    PC Jamie Tyler-Jones, 42, drove a Ford Mondeo, in Aylesby, North East Lincolnshire, while over the drink-drive limit.

    He also had a lock knife on him.

    The Humberside Police officer entered a guilty plea when he appeared at Grimsby Magistrates' Court.

    He was banned from driving for 20 month and ordered to pay fines and costs of almost £500.

    The knife was forfeited and destroyed.

    PC Tyler-Jones, of Sanctuary Way, Grimsby, is now accused of breaching professional standards.

    A misconduct hearing will be held in Goole on Monday.

  19. Overturned M1 lorry recovered

    An overturned lorry is being recovered from the M1 northbound.

    The lorry being recovered

    The lorry overturned between junctions 36 and 37 at 06:30 this morning.

    It prompted five miles of disruption and severe delays for motorists.

    Highways England tweeted the above photo and said recovery work was ongoing.

  20. Alan Boyson responsible for third mural at BHS building

    Artist Alan Boyson was responsible for a third mural found at the former BHS building in Hull, it has been confirmed.

    The former BHS building in Hull

    The muralist created the famous Three Ships on the front of the building, which campaigners are trying to preserve.

    He was also responsible for a second mural featuring fish, which was rediscovered more recently.

    A documentary team, making a film about the building, say remains of a third mural have been found during work to remove asbestos.

    Documentary maker Esther Johnson said: "Some of it's missing, some of it's painted over but whatever is left, it is the last remaining Alan Boyson mural of that kind."