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  1. Wakefield night shelter opens to homeless

    Wakefield's night shelter is open tonight as the temperature is expected to drop below freezing.

    Anyone who sees someone who may not have a bed, or is homeless, is being asked to direct them to Wakefield Baptist Church, Belle Isle Avenue.

    The facility is open from 20:00 until 08:00 tomorrow morning:

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  2. Police hunt man after armed robbery in Hull

    Police have released a photo of a man they want to speak to after a suspected knife-point robbery in Hull this morning.

    A man police want to speak to

    A shop in Beverley Road was held up at about 11:15 by a man who Humberside Police believe was armed with a knife.

    He demanded cash but left before anything was take.

    Although no-one was hurt, a shop assistant is said to have been "left distressed".

  3. Yorkshire Air Ambulance puts out call for new pilot

    Yorkshire Air Ambulance is looking for a new pilot and anyone with "relevant experience" is being invited to apply.

    The life-saving charity is looking for a new line flyer to work from its base at RAF Topcliffe in Thirsk:

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  4. Police appeal over missing man

    Do you recognise this man? Police are appealing for help to find him:

    Photo of John Holmes

    John Holmes was last seen at South Kesteven District Council offices in Grantham on Monday 21 January at about 16:15.

    Mr Holmes, who's 48, was wearing a woolly jumper, navy blue jogging bottoms with white stripes, a black coat, beige woolly hat and blue and white trainers.

    If you have seen him, please call 101.

  5. Driver fell asleep at wheel and killed grandmother on A64

    A driver has been jailed after falling asleep at the wheel and killing a grandmother on the A64 near Malton.

    Jackie Lamb

    Eric John Williams was on a caravan holiday with his family in Scarborough when he fell asleep, failing to take a bend in the road.

    The 77-year-old, from Smithy Parade in Dewsbury, veered into the opposite carriageway, colliding with two cars, one driven by Jackie Lamb (pictured).

    The 70-year-old, from Settrington, near Malton, was pronounced dead at the scene after the collision in July 2017.

    Williams appeared at York Crown Court where he was sentenced to 20 months for causing death by dangerous driving.

    He was also banned from driving for three years and 10 months and ordered to do an extended driving test.

  6. 'Rescue bag' used to help save Bridlington baby seal

    This baby seal was rescued near Bridlington using a special rescue bag bought with funds raised by a port operator.

    Associated British Ports Humber, which runs ports in Hull, Goole, Grimsby and Immingham, shared a picture on Twitter of the "weak pup" which was saved using the bag:

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  7. In pictures: The snowdown from Wensleydale

    A bus driver has been snappy-happy in the snow in North Yorkshire this morning.

    REDMIRE

    Andy Worboys, who drives the Little White Bus in Wensleydale, took these shots at about 07:00 between Bainbridge and Hawes.

    BAINBRIDGE AND HAWES

    He also captured a rather snowy-scened Redmire at about 09:00.

    Keep sending your pictures in...

    REDMIRE
  8. Lincolnshire charity worker detained in Italy

    A Lincoln man who's on board a migrant rescue ship is being detained in Italy.

    Photo of the Sea Watch Three

    Jon Stone is part of the crew of The Sea Watch 3, a charity ship which has rescued about 50 migrants between North Africa and Europe.

    The Italian authorities allege the ship has broken environmental laws, which the crew denies.

  9. Driver reported over 'unrestrained' child on school run

    A driver in West Yorkshire has been reported to police after doing the school run with an "unrestrained" child in their car

    On Twitter, West Yorkshire Police said the motorist could face points on their licence and a fine:

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  10. Re-offending 'devious' paedophile jailed for grooming

    A "devious" paedophile has been jailed for five years after he attempted to groom children in Sheffield, just a year into his original sentence.

    Andrew Moore

    Andrew Moore, 51, from Upperthorpe, Sheffield, was given a suspended sentence for historic sexual offences against two victims in 2017.

    In summer 2018, Moore then tried to make inappropriate contact with two families' children.

    He bought expensive gifts in attempt to befriend the victims.

    Police were alerted and he was arrested.

    Speaking at Sheffield Crown Court, John Bowler, from South Yorkshire Police, said: "Moore has shown himself to be a devious and manipulative individual, grooming children and attempting to ingratiate himself into families to gain access to young people."

  11. Watch: Snow-loving spaniel slips and slides in York

    This dog can't get enough of the snow in North Yorkshire today...

    Bonny the golden cocker spaniel was filmed rolling around in the snow this morning.

    She was caught on camera slipping and sliding about in the village of Bishopthorpe, near York:

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    Video caption: Bonny, the cocker spaniel, has been slipping and sliding in snow in York.
  12. Norovirus comes to Scarborough and Bridlington hospitals

    Hospital wards in Scarborough and Bridlington have been affected by norovirus and this comes after an outbreak of the so-called "winter vomiting bug" in York.

    Scarborough District Hospital

    The NHS has asked members of the public to "think twice" before visiting their loved ones in hospital and to stay away if ill.

    Earlier this week, York Hospital placed restrictions on visitors, with wards closed to stop the spread of norovirus.

  13. In pictures: Inside Bradford's old Odeon

    Work has started on the regeneration of Bradford's former Odeon cinema, with plans to turn it into an entertainment venue for 4,000 people.

    The BBC has seen inside the building as work continues, showing some of its vintage touches.

    One includes a sign showing prices before it closed in 2000.

    Odeon sign
    The work continuing
    Odeon sign
    Odeon sign
  14. Appeal after man badly hurt in Sheffield takeaway attack

    CCTV images have been released of two men police want to speak to after a man was seriously injured in an attack at a Sheffield takeaway.

    Two men

    Two men are believed to have attacked customers at Chattanooga in Hillsborough with a plank of wood following an earlier argument and fight.

    The incident happened on Sunday 16 December at about 01:00.

    One man suffered serious facial injuries requiring surgery. Another man suffered minor injuries.

    Two men

    Police officers are appealing for help in identifying the men in the pictures.

  15. Stranded porpoise dies in Bridlington despite rescue bid

    Rescuers were unable to save a porpoise found stranded on Bridlington's South Beach.

    A stranded porpoise

    A walker spotted the 1.5-metre long mammal on the beach and reported it to British Divers Marine Life Rescue.

    Volunteers tried to return the harbour porpoise to the sea, but the animal died shortly after they reached the scene.

    The organisation has put out an appeal for people who see a stranded porpoise, whale or dolphin on the Yorkshire coast to contact them straight away.

    The remains of the porpoise are being send to a lab for an autopsy as part of a long-term research project into the causes of deaths among dolphins and their relatives in the UK .

  16. Another barmy invention from Lincolnshire's Colin Furze

    Lincolnshire's YouTube stuntman and inventor Colin Furze has unveiled his latest wacky creation.

    The 39 year old, from Stamford, has designed a staircase treadmill - called the Travelator:

    Photo of Colin Furze

    YouTuber Colin, who has more than seven million subscribers, is renowned for his extraordinary inventions, which include a homemade hoverbike and the world's fastest bumper car.

  17. Police object to bar's licence over number of call-outs

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A York nightspot, named in honour of an iconic indie band, could close for good because police have objected to an application for a new licence saying officers were called out there 51 times last year.

    Stone Roses Bar

    Police say last year there was was a 34% rise calls to incidents at Stone Roses Bar, including violence, anti-social behaviour and thefts.

    The bar, on King Street, has asked for a licence to play live music, sell alcohol and open from 11:00 to 02:30, seven days a week, after the premises' previous one lapsed.

    The bar, which is currently shut "due to unforeseen circumstances", has started a petition, saying it is at risk of closing for good, and more than 6,000 people have already signed it.

    The application will be considered by members of the licensing committee at a hearing on 7 February.

  18. Gig scheme launched for people with learning difficulties

    A scheme is being launched in East Yorkshire to make it easier for people with learning difficulties to enjoy live music.

    Gig buddies

    Gig Buddies gives people with learning difficulties a partner who can go to gigs with them.

    People with a learning disability or autism have as much right to a social and cultural life as anyone else, organisers say.

  19. North Yorkshire Police fly rainbow flags for LGBT history

    Rainbow flags are flying in front of North Yorkshire Police buildings for this year's LGBT History Month.

    North Yorkshire Police said it was celebrating the "lives and achievements of LGBT people through history" and posted a picture of one of the flags on Twitter:

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  20. Masked robber targets Lincoln corner shop

    A masked man has threatened staff with a knife in a Lincoln corner shop.

    Photo of West End Food Store

    The robber went into the West End Food Store on West Parade at about 15:30 yesterday.

    No-one was hurt and the thief escaped with a small amount of money, police say.

    The suspect is described as being slim and was wearing a grey balaclava and jacket.