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  1. Wreath-laying ceremony in Sheffield remembers dead workers

    Trade unionists and politicians have gathered in Sheffield today for a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the lives of those who have died doing their job.

    Sheffield Town Hall

    There was a minute's silence outside Sheffield Town Hall to remember victims, including those who had an accident or work or died because of contact with asbestos on the job.

    They gathered ahead of Workers Memorial Day, which is taking place at the weekend.

  2. Watch: Ducklings rescued from Leeds weir

    A family of ducklings has been rescued from a Leeds weir after they became stuck.

    The birds fell over the weir 15ft weir in Roundhay Park earlier this week.

    Two people went into the water to help carry the ducklings back to their waiting mum:

    Video content

    Video caption: The ducklings were helped to safety after falling down a weir at a park in Leeds.
  3. Football supporters handed banning orders

    Five football fans from Lincolnshire are among 11 people to have received banning orders after an incident at Lincoln City's ground last year.

    Police jacket

    They all relate to an incident during the Lincoln v Mansfield match at Sincil Bank in November.

    Following a late equaliser scored by Mansfield Town on 24 November, items such as coins, bottles and cigarette lighters were thrown by supporters of both clubs.

    This also resulted in a member of the public receiving serious injuries to their eye.

    In total, 10 men and one woman have received banning orders for three years as a result of the incident, while a 15-year-old, 16-year-old and two 17-year-olds have been referred to the Youth Offending Service.

    Quote Message: Football in Lincoln is at its highest and most exciting point in years and this case should serve as a very timely reminder to any future attending supporters that we will vigorously pursue any individuals whose behaviour puts the vast majority of law-abiding fans' safety at risk." from Kev Atkin Dedicated football officer, Lincolnshire Police
    Kev AtkinDedicated football officer, Lincolnshire Police
  4. Drink-driver jailed for killing North Yorkshire schoolgirl

    A drink-driver's been jailed for almost six years for killing a North Yorkshire schoolgirl in a hit-and-run crash.

    Gary Smith

    Kaitlin Mitchell, 12, was seriously hurt after she was knocked down while crossing the road in Byram and she died later in hospital.

    Gary Smith (pictured above), 37, of Summerfield Drive, Brotherton, admitted causing death by careless driving while over the drink-drive limit.

    He appeared at York Crown Court where he was jailed for five years and nine months and was banned from driving for seven and a half years.

    Kaitlin Mitchell

    The schoolgirl (pictured above) lived with her grandparents Kathleen and Brian Mitchell before her death in September 2017.

    Mr Mitchell said: "I know they say you have to forgive and forget, but having a granddaughter taken from you is the worst thing there is. I'll never forgive him."

  5. RuPaul Drag Race star to headline Pride in Hull

    Hull's LGBT+ celebrations will be headlined by one of the stars from RuPaul’s Drag Race, it's been confirmed.

    Alaska 5000

    Alaska 5000, the runner-up in season five of the popular TV show, is the first act announced for Pride in Hull 2019.

    The performer, described as "drag royalty," is set to appear at the free, unticketed event in Queens Gardens on Saturday 20 July.

  6. Skegness mum jailed for supplying drugs

    A Skegness mum who involved her teenage son in drugs has been jailed for more than four years.

    Lincoln Crown Court

    Mary Jane Wilson, 39, of no fixed address, was caught by undercover police supplying heroin and cocaine onto the streets of Skegness.

    At Lincoln Crown Court, Judge John Pini said Wilson was at the heart of the drug dealing, offering to supply customers on a 24/7 basis.

    Wilson was jailed for four years and seven months after admitting conspiracy to supply heroin and cocaine. Wilson's partner Jack Mahl, 24, was jailed for three years.

    Her son, Mason Wilson, 19, of Sundial Way, Skegness, was sentenced to 16 months at a young offenders' institution.

    Three others were also convicted of drugs offences.

    Wilson was previously jailed for five and half years in October 2013 for supplying heroin.

    Quote Message: This offending is seriously aggravated by the fact that she involved her teenage son. Her parenting, if that is the right word, of that boy is an utter disgrace." from Judge John Pini QC
    Judge John Pini QC
  7. More support for victims of crime - Police boss's pledge

    More support will be given to victims of crime in Lincolnshire, the county's police boss has pledged.

    Marc Jones

    Marc Jones, Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, has today launched a new strategy which is promising a more joined-up system aimed at making it easier to access help.

    Mr Jones says: "If you're a victim of crime, then you shouldn't have to have reported that crime to the police to be able to access services.

    Quote Message: It might be that in future, after having that support, you feel strong enough to support a prosecution, but you shouldn't have had to do that before you can access the service. That's one of the key changes we've made." from Marc Jones Police and Crime Commissioner, Lincolnshire
    Marc JonesPolice and Crime Commissioner, Lincolnshire
  8. Teen arrested over indecent exposure at Rotherham park

    A teenage boy has been arrested after an allegation of indecent exposure at a park in Rotherham.

    The bandstand in Clifton Park

    The 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of outraging public decency after the incident at Clifton Park.

    He has been released on bail with police appealing for information while they continue to investigate the incident which happened at about 17:00 on Monday 15 April.

  9. Tour de Yorkshire: Cavendish to race in mum's home county

    Cycling star Mark Cavendish has been confirmed for this year's Tour de Yorkshire and says the event is particularly special for him as his mum lives in Harrogate.

    Mark Cavendish

    The 33-year-old, originally from the Isle of Man, said he enjoyed taking part in the competition for the first time last year and is excited "to race in one of the most beautiful places in the world".

    He said: “It always blows my mind to see the incredible support of the fans. With some of my family in Yorkshire, it makes it so special and I can’t wait to see them all again.”

  10. Rare 15th Century jewel fails to sell at auction

    An exceptionally rare medieval jewel found in a Lincolnshire field has failed to sell at auction.

    The jewel

    The jewel, which dates back to 1485, was found by someone using a metal detector near Horncastle.

    Experts had hoped it would sell for between £10,000 and £15,000.

  11. Mum's bike lights petition after son killed in dark

    A mum from Leeds says she's determined to see something positive come from the death of her teenage son, who was killed while riding his bike without any lights on.

    Bike without lights

    It's illegal to cycle on a public road after dark, unless you have bike lights on.

    Now, Rebecca Roe, whose son Charlie died after colliding with a van in October, has launched a petition to make it illegal to sell bikes without pre-fitted lights.

    She says: "I don't want Charlie to have lost his life for no reason.

    "I've started the petition to try to prevent someone else having to go through what we're going through - to try to make something positive come out of losing Charlie."

  12. Strike dates set for NHS catering staff

    Dates have been set for a series of strikes over pay by catering staff at an NHS trust in South Yorkshire.

    Unison flags

    Unison said its workers at Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Foundation Trust were not receiving a nationally agreed pay rise for NHS staff after their jobs were transferred to a private contractor.

    Strikes are due to take place between 1 and 3 May, 7-9 May, 15-17 May and 20-22 May.

  13. Grimsby body part is human - Police

    A body part found in Grimsby is human and is part of a lower leg and foot, police have confirmed.

    Police search the scene

    The discovery was made by a dog walker at about 06:45 yesterday on a path near the old railway track at Louth Road in New Waltham.

    Officers and forensic experts attended and a cordon was immediately put in place while inquiries began at the scene.

    Det Insp Rhodri Troake said the body part had been forensically examined and further detailed examinations and analysis will be carried out to identify the individual and establish the circumstances.

    Quote Message: A police cordon will remain in place over the few next days as detectives and forensic experts continue inquiries and we would ask people to please allow officers space and time to be able to progress the investigation." from Det Insp Rhodri Troake Humberside Police
    Det Insp Rhodri TroakeHumberside Police
  14. Police investigate suspected sexual assault

    A woman was found "in a very distressed state" on Beverley's Westwood last night after an incident which police are treating as a suspected sexual assault.

    Police tape on Beverley Westwood

    Police have issued a public appeal for information about the incident and say there may have been a lot of people around the area at the time after a meeting at the racecourse yesterday.

    Officers found the woman in woodlands near the racecourse at about 17:00 on Thursday after reports of people being concerned for her safety.

    The emergency services attended the scene and, following initial inquiries, police put up a cordon to preserve the scene.

    A police sign on Beverley Westwood

    The woman was "immediately given the appropriate support" by specialist officers and medical professionals as the investigation got under way, police say.

    Det Ch Insp Craig Nicholson said: "Owing to the distressed state of the woman last night, we still need to carry out to further inquiries to find out the exact circumstances behind this."

  15. Warning to drone pilots after Flying Scotsman incident

    Drone pilots have been warned to keep away from the railway or risk prosecution following an incident involving Flying Scotsman.

    Scotsman traversing Scarborough Bridge in York

    Network Rail and British Transport Police issued the alert after footage was posted online appearing to show a drone flying dangerously close to the railway.

    It happened as the world famous steam locomotive, which is based in York, passed through Surrey.

    Helen Yorke, route crime manager for Network Rail's Wessex route, said: "This was a very concerning incident which put the safety of passengers, railway staff and members of the public at risk.

    It follows another incident at Grosmont in North Yorkshire in 2016 when a camera fell from a drone and hit a carriage being pulled by the engine.

  16. RAF personnel parade through Lincoln

    RAF servicemen and women have marched through the centre of Lincoln, exercising their Freedom of the City.

    Servicemen and women.

    RAF Scampton was granted the freedom of the city in 1993, while RAF Waddington has held the honour since 1959.

    Hundreds of people lined the High Street to watch the parade.

    One onlooker told the BBC: "It was just lovely. I'm an RAF baby, my father was in the RAF, and it was absolutely beautiful."

  17. Wages dispute sees hospital and school protests

    Protests are taking place outside some schools and hospitals in South and East Yorkshire today.

    Barnsley Hospital

    They're part of a national campaign which well see demonstrations at schools and hospitals across the country.

    GMB union members are taking action over claims catering staff employed by contractor ISS have been without pay for several weeks because of changes to their pay cycle.

    Protests are being staged by union members outside Barnsley Hospital and at Winifred Holtby, Tweendykes and Kingswood schools in Hull.

  18. Comedy stars announced for Sheffield's Tramlines Festival

    Comedy stars Phil Jupitus and Reginald D Hunter are coming to Sheffield for this year's Tramlines Festival.

    The crowd at Tramlines festival

    It's only the second year the popular festival, which takes place in July, has featured comedy as part of its line-up.

    Headline acts for the event in Hillsborough Park include Nile Rodgers, Two Door Cinema Club and the Courteeners.

  19. Grimsby body part find: Police investigation continues

    A police guard remains at the scene in Grimsby where a human body part was found.

    The scene in Grimsby

    The discovery was made yesterday morning off a path in New Waltham and it's believed to be a lower leg.

    The path is taped off and officers are searching the area between Station Road and the Peaks Parkway.

    Some residents said they were now worried about walking through the area.

    One said: "I usually walk by myself down there. There are usually other dog walkers and things, but it makes you worry."

    Another said: "I'm shocked. You never think about anything like that."

  20. Bar toasts 'best pub' award

    A pub near Thirsk has been named the best in North Yorkshire.

    Pub

    The Carpenters Arms at Felixkirk in Hambleton picked up the accolade at this year's National Pub and Bar Awards.

    It will now go through to the national final next month.