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  1. Council steps in at 11th hour to save historic trees

    A Lincolnshire council's stepped in at the last minute to protect 30 mature trees.

    Photo of mature trees in Ruskington

    North Kesteven District Council was alerted as felling work was under way in Ruskington near Sleaford.

    Within hours, they had issued an interim Tree Preservation Order.

    However, one tree had already been felled and three others topped.

    Varying in age, with the oldest estimated to be more than 100, the trees are a significant feature within the grounds of Brook House.

    They include sycamore, horse chestnut, cherry, ash, pine and lime trees.

    Quote Message: Had officers not arrived when they did, in response to public concerns, the damage could have been more extensive than it was, and could have led to all of the trees being lost. from Andrew McDonough North Kesteven District Council
    Andrew McDonoughNorth Kesteven District Council
  2. Libby Squire: Tribute at derelict home graffiti project

    A tribute to Libby Squire has been painted on a derelict home on Hull's Preston Road, where graffiti has been permitted on a series of condemned buildings.

    Graffiti tribute to Libby Squire

    The painting, which features the word Libby and a hand holding a red rose, is first piece to appear ahead of an event in the area this weekend.

    Local art collective Spray Creative are behind the tribute to the 21-year-old who was found dead last month after disappearing after a night out earlier this year.

    Writing on Twitter Spray Creative said: "The first piece to be painted had to be something special, this one is for you Libby."

    Graffiti tribute to Libby Squire

    Hull City Council has allowed graffiti artists to paint boarded up houses awaiting demolition on the Preston Road estate and the fire service say it's led to a drop in anti-social behaviour.

  3. Leeds schools accused of 'hiding information'

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Schools in Leeds are failing to disclose important information to the police in a bid to "protect their reputations", a senior councillor has claimed.

    classroom

    Conservative councillor Amanda Carter said concerns had been raised at the Safer Leeds partnership.

    Ms Carter said: "There is generally a lot of concern, particularly from Safer Leeds, that schools aren't disclosing everything they should.

    "They are more concerned about protecting their reputations rather than telling the police."

    In response, the region's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Mark Burns-Williamson said issues were associated with communication between schools and the police.

    Mr Burns-Williamson said: "When you look at the fragmentation of the education system - you've got schools, you've got academies - it really doesn't help."

    The National Education Union and The National Association of Headteachers have both been contacted for comment.

  4. Thousands of pounds worth of machinery stolen

    Lincolnshire Police want to trace this man after the theft of plant machinery.

    A man hired a chipper, plant trailer and digger from a store in Whisby near Lincoln and didn't return them. It later emerged that he'd used fake ID.

    The machinery, which went missing on 19 February, is worth more than £20,000.

    CCTV image of wanted man

    Police believe this man may have information which could help their investigation.

  5. Bedale gin distillery back up and running after fire

    A gin distillery in North Yorkshire is already back up and running after being devastated by a fire earlier this week.

    Mason's Gin says its been contacted by dozens of local firms offering office space and even machinery to help distill their gin in other locations.

    Co-founder Cathy Mason said: "We've been incredibly pleased with the response and kindness of everybody in the industry and the entire food production business in Yorkshire as well."

    This video shows fire crews tackling the blaze in Akiskew, Bedale, on Tuesday:

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    Video caption: Fire crews tackle blaze at Yorkshire gin distillery.
  6. Man held over car chase in Hull

    A 35-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a car and leading police on a chase through the streets of Hull last night.

    Middleburg Street

    Police say they spotted the Ford car, which had been stolen from Bedford Street, on Holderness Road, but the driver failed to stop.

    The car was followed onto Middleburg Street where the suspect tried to flee on foot but officers gave chase and he was arrested.

    The man is currently in custody on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle, dangerous driving, failing to stop, drink driving and burglary.

  7. Well-known Sheffield music venue closes

    A popular Sheffield music venue has been "forced" to close blaming "mounting financial pressures".

    The Harley

    The Harley, on Glossop Road, announced on Facebook of its intention to close with immediate effect.

    Any further events will be moved, the venue hoped.

  8. Baby boy from Boston dies in hospital

    One of the twin boys from Boston who were taken to hospital in a serious condition last week has died.

    The brothers, aged under one, were taken to hospital in a life-threatening condition on Wednesday 27 March.

    A 27-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were arrested and released under investigation.

    Police say they're keeping an open mind about the cause of death.

  9. Life for Hull paedophile who shared rape video online

    A paedophile from Hull who filmed himself raping a two-year-old girl and then shared it online has been jailed for life.

    Terry Coneyworth

    Terry Coneyworth, of Derwent Avenue, sexually abused and raped the toddler before uploading a video of it in October 2018.

    The 31-year-old pleaded guilty to 19 child sex offences including rape at a previous Hull Crown Court hearing.

    Sentencing the 31-year-old, Judge Mark Bury told him: "Your offending plumbed the depths of depravity".

  10. Huddersfield woman jailed for kicking man to death

    A woman has been jailed after a man she kicked in the head died as a result of his injuries in Huddersfield.

    RIO LIBURD

    Rio Liburd, 32, of Pennine Gardens, was sentenced to 10 years and six months after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

    Leeds Crown Court heard how she attacked David Baxter at a house on Elmwood Avenue on 8 September 2018.

    He suffered bleeding on the brain and died a few days later.

    Det Ch Inspector Jaz Khan said: "Liburd inflicted a violent and unprovoked attack on David Baxter by kicking him on his head.

    "We welcome the sentence and hope that it goes some way to help David’s family come to terms with what has happened."

  11. Appeal for help to find missing bird of prey

    A gyrfalcon - the largest bird in the falcon family - has gone missing from a tourist attraction in Lincolnshire.

    The bird of prey, named Delta, is kept in captivity at Tattershall Farm Park near Woodhall Spa.

    She was last seen yesterday lunchtime; her tracking equipment has broken.

    A falcon

    Amy Coldron from the park said: "It's out of character for Delta to disappear. She is a big bird, around three pounds in weight."

  12. Tour de Yorkshire boycott over Ineos fracking

    Four councillors will boycott the Tour de Yorkshire next month in protest at fracking firm Ineos taking over the sponsorship of Team Sky.

    Ian Stannard

    Doncaster Labour councillors Dave Shaw, Nikki McDonald, Tosh McDonald and Lani-Mae Ball said they will not be supporting the race as it comes through the town on 3 May.

    Ineos has licences to frack in Yorkshire, Cheshire and the Midlands.

    Team Sky announced in March that it would become Team Ineos from 1 May.

    Doncaster Council voted to ban fracking on council-owned land last year, but Ineos has a test site near the village of Misson just over the Doncaster boundary.

    The sponsorship of the team by Ineos, owned by Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe, has been met with some opposition from campaigners who say the use of fracking to extract shale gas is harmful to the environment.

    A spokesman for the chemicals company said: "We operate to the highest safety and environmental standards and utterly refute the claims of a fringe, anti-progress minority."

    Team Sky declined to comment.

  13. Lincoln City's new women's team gets Cowley's support

    After a five-year hiatus, Lincoln looks set to have a women's football team again.

    From June, Nettleham Ladies will become Lincoln City Women.

    Lincoln City's manager Danny Cowley is behind the relaunch.

    He said: "There are many girls and women who come to our games and now there's a pathway for them.

    "We need to make sure we give women here the same opportunities as girls have in other parts of the country."

    Lincoln City Women logo

    Lincoln Ladies' decision to relocate to Nottingham in 2014 and play as Notts County, in order to take advantage of their facilities, angered many supporters.

  14. Police 'increasingly concerned' about missing York man

    Police are becoming "increasingly concerned" about a York man who went missing from his home last week.

    Lee Evennett

    Lee Evennett, 48, who lives in the Walmgate area, was last spoken to on Monday 25 March and was reported missing on Friday 29 March.

    Anyone who has seen him is asked to contact officers who are concerned about his safety and welfare "due to the passage of time".

  15. Sheffield children taught self-defence in case of attack

    About 90 children and young people attended a self-defence workshop in Sheffield to learn how to protect themselves if they are attacked.

    Two children

    Street Safe 4 All,which ran the session, also discussed knife crime and what can be done to stop it.

  16. Woman jailed after driving with partner clinging to car

    A Lincolnshire woman who drove 200 metres with her partner clinging to the car's bonnet has been jailed for 10 years for his manslaughter.

    Alison Slingsley

    Lincoln Crown Court heard how Alison Skingsly, 43, was convinced Kevin Nix was flirting with another woman in a pub where they were drinking.

    She claimed he had hit her and had driven away for her own safety.

    Mr Nix, who was 46 and had three children, climbed onto the bonnet to stop Skingsly, of Spalding, from leaving as she was over the drink-drive limit.

    He managed to call the police from his phone while he was on the car's bonnet.

    Skinglsy carried on driving and Mr Nix was thrown from the car, leaving him with traumatic brain injuries.

    He died three days later.

    Judge John Pini QC told Skingsly he was quite satisfied that she had not been assaulted by Mr Nix and it was a "serious case of manslaughter."

  17. Cashier threatened and computer damaged at Hull bank

    A cashier was threatened and a computer screen damaged by an aggressive customer at a bank in Hull today.

    Lloyds Bank on Jameson Street

    Police are looking for a man who became aggressive at Lloyds Bank on Jameson Street this morning.

    The man, who had a push bike with him, caused damaged as he left the premise at about 09:30.

    Humberside Police is looking for a suspect described as white, 5ft 7in tall, of a slight build, with short black hair, wearing a dark-coloured tracksuit and riding a pale grey or white bike.

  18. Knifepoint robbery at Harrogate petrol station

    A masked man, armed with a knife, has robbed a petrol station in Harrogate.

    Esso garage

    Police say it happened at the Skipton Road Esso garage at 03:45 this morning.

    A man carrying a knife approached the cashier and demanded cash and cigarettes.

    He left with a small amount of money and tobacco products and was last seen heading in the direction of Majestic Wine, opposite the petrol station.

    Forensic tests have been carried out and police say they are currently investigating a number of leads, including CCTV footage from the area.

  19. Tribute to David Bowie guitarist in Hull this weekend

    A tribute to David Bowie's Hull-born guitarist is being held in the city this weekend.

    David Bowie and Mick Ronson

    An event honouring Spiders from Mars guitarist Mick Ronson will take place at Old Town Market tomorrow.

    The life of the musician, who died in 1993, will be celebrated with live music, artwork and attractions for children.

    The event is called Turn and Face the Strange.

    It is organised by the team behind a musical of the same name, which was first performed in 2017, and is due to return to Hull Truck Theatre later this year.

  20. Bogus charity worker sought over card fraud

    A man's been tricked out of £1,500 after handing over his bank card to a bogus charity worker.

    A man captured on CCTV

    The man, claiming to be called Lee, called at a home in Mablethorpe selling towels, and offered to withdraw £20 from the victim's account and then return with the cash last Friday.

    He didn't return and used the card to make a string of purchases.

    The police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to.