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  1. New Green MEP nominated for young politician award

    Newly elected Green MEP and former Lord Mayor of Sheffield Magid Magid has been nominated for an international young politician award.

    Magid Magid

    Mr Magid, 29, who on Sunday became Yorkshire and Humber's first Green MEP, is one on 20 people shortlisted for the One Young World Politician of the Year Award.

    The shortlist also includes Juan Guaidó, 35, recognised at the acting president of Venezuela by 54 governments, and Safiya Wazir, 28, the former refugee from Afghanistan elected in New Hampshire, said the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    Mete Coban, 26, the only other UK representative was elected to Hackney Council as the borough's youngest-ever councillor, aged 21, and he founded a charity to engage more young people.

    The awards are to be presented in October.

  2. Woman, 62, appears in court charged with attempted murder

    A 62-year-old woman has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after a man was stabbed at a house in Thurlby


    Police were called to Obthorpe Lane, in Thurlby, on Wednesday evening and found a man with a stab wound.

    He was taken to Peterborough City Hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. He remains stable in hospital.

    Susan Wheeler, of The Causeway, Thurlby, appeared at Lincoln Magistrates' Court earlier where she was remanded in to custody to appear at Lincoln Crown Court next month.

  3. Crowdfunding push for girl who sleeps in living room

    The family of an 11-year-old girl with a rare genetic disorder are raising money to modify their home so she no longer has to sleep in the living room.

    The living room

    Emma Perry, from Maltby has von Hippel–Lindau syndrome, a genetic form of cancer which causes tumours to grow in one or more parts of the body.

    As a result she needs oxygen and a ventilator at night.

    Her family are hoping to raise £30,000 to build a downstairs bedroom and bathroom for Emma and free up the living room.

    They've currently raised half the money towards paying for the extension.

    A spokesperson for Rotherham Council said it is supporting the family and, if planning permission for the building work was granted, they may be eligible for grant funding to help cover the costs.

  4. Watch: The magician helping patients cope with hospital

    Sheffield Children's hospital uses Paul Bower's magic tricks to help young patients cope with the stress of being ill and away from home:

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    Video caption: Paul's Magic Show helps to distract young patients from the stress of being in hospital
  5. Special sergeant resigns ahead of misconduct finding

    A sergeant with the Special Constabulary resigned from his post shortly before a disciplinary panel ruled he committed gross misconduct by being dishonest on a police application form.

    Lincolnshire Police logo

    Andrew Davies was found to have breached Lincolnshire Police's standards professional behaviour at a special case hearing held earlier.

    The Chair of the Panel, Chief Constable Bill Skelly, found the conduct amounted to gross misconduct and that the Special Constable would have been dismissed had he not quit.

    He said Mr Davies actions showed a "willful disregard for the honesty and integrity that his role as a member of Lincolnshire Police demanded".

  6. Jansin Turgut: Ex-Hull FC player makes progress after fall

    The mother of former Hull FC player Jansin Turgut says he's "making remarkable progress" and remains stable on life-support in a Spanish hospital after suffering severe injuries following a fall from a car park.

    Jansin Turgut

    Writing on Twitter, Carole Butler said eight hours of orthopaedic surgery had gone well with facial surgery due on Monday and then hand surgery on Tuesday.

    She says all things being well, the 23-year-old rugby league player will be transported by air ambulance back home to an intensive care unit in the not too distant future.

    The rugby league player, who's contract with Salford Red Devils was terminated earlier this month, broke multiple bones when he fell from an airport car park in Ibiza on Sunday May 19.

  7. County lines number 'switched off' in force first

    A telephone number used by a suspected county lines gang has been blocked after officers applied for a court order.


    Humberside Police sy the number was being used by a gang operating from the Merseyside area to tip off drug users about where to buy crack cocaine and heroin in Grimsby

    As part of the force's Operation Hamilton, which aims to disrupt county lines and organised crime groups, a Drug Dealing Telecommunications Restriction Order has been granted to switch off the number so it can’t be used again.

    It’s the first time that such an order has been applied for by Humberside Police.

    Quote Message: Basically, this number was used as almost a ‘call centre’. Drug users would contact it to make arrangements to buy drugs and be directed where to attend and at what time, to meet with the dealer. This order stops that phone number being used or reactivated. Put simply if they can’t contact each other, they can’t deal drugs.” from Det Insp Phil Booker
    Det Insp Phil Booker
  8. Family 'blamed' man for toddler's death

    A man accused of killing his partner's son by striking him with enough force to cause internal injuries has said he was wrongly blamed by her family.

    Smiths Avenue, Huddersfield

    Riley Siswick, three, was found dead two days after he was home alone with Kyle Campbell in Huddersfield in 2016, Leeds Crown Court heard.

    Mr Campbell, 27, said his then-partner Kayleigh Siswick's family accused him in the aftermath, but he told the jury he did not know who injured the boy.

    He denies murder.

    Ms Siswick, also 27, denies causing or allowing the death of a child.

  9. Plans for £50m Sheffield tower block submitted

    Plans for a £50m residential tower block in Sheffield city centre have been submitted to the council.

    The tower block

    Kangaroo Works, which will be on the corner of Rockingham Street and Wellington Street, will have more than 360 private apartments if the application is approved.

    The block will be up to to 15 storeys high in places.

    If the plans are approved, construction could begin at the end of the year.

  10. Imps defender Bostwick named PFA fans' player of the year

    Imps defender Michael Bostwick has been voted the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year for League Two.

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    Bostwick secured 42% of the votes, followed by Tranmere's James Norwood was in second place, with 14%.

    It's his fourth accolade from the PFA this season, having won two Player of the Month awards and being named in the PFA Team of the Year, for his efforts in helping Lincoln to the League Two title.

  11. Libby Squire: Police still trying to 'get justice'

    Detectives investigating the death of Hull student Libby Squire say they will do everything to "get justice" for her family.

    Libby Squire

    The 21-year-old's body was found in the Humber estuary on 20 March seven weeks after she was last seen on a night out on 1 February. Her death is being treated as "a potential homicide".

    A post-mortem examination was carried out at the time and police say "further tests have since been undertaken with results pending".

    Humberside Police have also been working with "search specialists as well as experts in forensics and oceanography" as the investigation continues.

    Speaking on the four month anniversary of her disappearance Det Supt Martin Smalley said: "I want to clearly and firmly state, the investigation is still very much active and we will do all we can to get justice for Libby and for her family who we continue to fully support."

  12. Ex-mining estate demolition decision deferred

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Residents of a former mining estate in Leeds remain in limbo after councillors deferred a planning application to demolish their homes.

    The estate

    The owners of the estate in Oulton, near Rothwell, want to knock down the current houses and replace them with modern homes.

    But residents say it amounts to "social cleansing" and have campaigned for their houses to stay despite the developers saying they need to be replaced.

    However, at a planning meeting on Thursday no decision was made after the planning committee in Leeds said it wants more information into the design of the proposed new homes before reaching a conclusion.

  13. Man appears in court over caravan park death

    A 50-year-old man charged with the murder of a woman at a Lincolnshire caravan park has appeared in court.

    Lincoln Magistrates' Court

    Andrew Philip Highton, 50, of Highbury Road, Nottingham, is accused murdering Linda Treeby, 64, from Nottingham, at The Summerlands Caravan Park, in Ingoldmells, on Wednesday.

    Ms Treeby was found with serious injuries after emergency services were called to the site but died shortly afterwards.

    Mr Highton appeared at Lincoln Magistrates' Court this afternoon.

    He spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address, and was remanded in custody to appear at Lincoln Crown Court on later date.

  14. Ride where boy fell 'should have been closed down'

    The mother of a woman who died after a collision on the same rollercoaster from which a young boy fell on Thursday has said the ride should have been shut down years ago.

    A helicopter and a rollercoaster

    A seven-year-old boy suffered serious injuries after apparently falling from the Twister rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley, near Ripon.

    It follows the death in June 2001 of Gemma Savage, from Wath upon Dearne, who died when two of the cars on the same ride collided.

    Gemma's mother, Linda, says "lessons haven't been learned" following her daughter's death.

    She says she didn't know the ride was still in operation.

    "It should have been shut down permanently," she said.

    "It’s about time the whole place was closed down."

    Gemma Savage

    The boy injured in yesterday's incident is said to have fallen from the Twister rollercoaster at about 11:30.

    He remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

    “Our thoughts go out to this little boy and his family", Ms Savage says.

    "It’s unbelievable that this has happened on the same ride, 18 years on. Why wasn’t the ride shut down?

    "It’s incredibly distressing for us in the run up to the anniversary of Gemma’s death."

  15. Court appearance after man hospitalised with stab wounds

    A man is due to appear in court in relation to a stabbing in Hull which left a man needing hospital treatment for his injuries.

    Police tape at the scene

    Andrew Kyle Reid is due before Hull Magistrates Court in connection with the incident which took place in Shannon Road, Hull, on 19 May.

    He is charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possessing a knife in a public place.

    The 33-year-old, from Greenwich Avenue, Hull, has also been charged with two counts of possessing an offensive weapon in a public place, two counts of robbery and one count of burglary in relation to two separate incidents.

    A police car at the scene

    Humberside Police say another man wanted in connection with the Shannon Road incident has been arrested and released on conditional bail.

  16. Food waste recycling trial may be expanded

    Talks are under way about the possible expansion of Lincolnshire's first ever food waste recycling scheme.

    Food waste

    Some 4,000 households took part in the trial, recycling 290 tonnes of food waste over the course of a year.

    It was introduced by South Kesteven District Council in a bid to divert rubbish away from the county's busy Energy from Waste facility.

    The council is now asking for feedback from those who took part to help decide what happens in other areas of South Kesteven and across the county.

    Quote Message: Food waste accounts for a significant proportion of black bin refuse and is less efficient to incinerate because it is so rich in moisture. Recycling food waste into soil conditioner and electricity is a greener and cleaner solution." from Councillor Dr Peter Moseley South Kesteven District Council
    Councillor Dr Peter MoseleySouth Kesteven District Council
  17. Council calls for pavement parking powers

    More powers are needed to stop people from parking on pavements, according to Sheffield City Council.

    Parking on a pavement

    When people park on pavements it causes hazards for pedestrians with pushchairs and disabilities, the authority says.

    But it says local authorities can currently only issue fines where cars are blocking footpaths next to roads where there are parking restrictions already in place.

    Otherwise it falls to the police to follow up on complaints.

  18. Lincolnshire Police in drone training exercise

    A specialist training event has been held in Lincolnshire to train police officers how to use drones to help find missing people.

    A drone

    It was held on the east coast of Leverton, where officers operated small, unmanned drones beyond visual range.

    The exercise was a land-based search for live casualties simulating a missing person, police say.

    Officers worked with the Maritime Coastguard Agency to plan and search a designated area.

    It was based on a real-life scenario involving police drone operators in Lincolnshire.

    Quote Message: We have seen occasions when our drones have made a significant impact on serious incidents. We are proud of our capability, and it's important our drone operators maintain their skills." from Insp Ed Delderfiel Lincolnshire Police
    Insp Ed DelderfielLincolnshire Police
  19. 'Only a puncture'? Hull motorist's terrible tyre

    A driver who was pulled over by police in Hull told officers it was "only a puncture" when his tyre looked like this:

    A damaged tyre

    Humberside Police have shared the photograph on Twitter of the frayed and shredded tyre...or at least what was left of it.

    The motorist had been driving with his tyre in this condition for "some time", the driver said.

  20. 'Great news' - Missing six-year-old boy found

    Leo Szuman, a six-year-old boy who was reported missing from his home in Norton, near Malton, has been found, police say:

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