News from Yorkshire & Humber

Missing teenage girl from Rotherham found safe and well after nine days

A missing teenage girl from Rotherham has been found safe and well - after nine days. Sara Khan, aged 16, was reported missing from the Flanderwell area of the town at around 5pm on Sunday, February 11. She made contact with a family member on Friday,...

The Star, 28 min. ago
 

Yorkshire ‘isn’t immune’ to the drug epidemic ravaging the US

It would be “naive” to assume that the UK is immune to the opioid drug epidemic that is killing tens of thousands of people a year in the US, a leading public health expert has warned. Pete Burkinshaw of Public Health England said British authorities...

Morley Observer, 45 min. ago
 

Sheffield artist Pete McKee evokes 'spirit of the working class' in first exhibition since lifesaving surgery

Sheffield painter and cartoonist Pete McKee is to stage his first major exhibition since undergoing a lifesaving transplant operation. This Class Works - an 'exploration and celebration of the working class' with a political edge - comes two years...

Sheffield Telegraph, 52 min. ago
 

Family’s torment after death of Luke, 10, following ‘routine’ operation

A mother has spoken of her heartache as she waits for answers as to why her 10-year-old son died after a routine kidney stone operation. Luke Glendenning was “perfectly healthy” and a funny, popular boy when he went in for surgery at Leeds Children’s...

Yorkshire Post, today, 06:12
 

Family’s torment after death of Luke, 10, following ‘routine’ operation

A mother has spoken of her heartache as she waits for answers as to why her 10-year-old son died after a routine kidney stone operation. Luke Glendenning was “perfectly healthy” and a funny, popular boy when he went in for surgery at Leeds Children’s...

 

Could later school start times help?

A group of GCSE students are to test whether starting school at 10am could help them perform better at school. Sleeping in late is seen as a rite of passage for teenagers. And now a new trial will examine whether deviating from traditional early start...

Yorkshire Post, today, 06:04
 

The Yorkshire Post says: Rural broadband investment could transform countless lives in Yorkshire

For many people living in rural areas of Yorkshire, frustratingly-slow broadband speeds are much more than an irritation, they are holding back their hopes of a better life. By not having the same level of internet access as those living in towns and...

Yorkshire Post, today, 06:04
 

How Operation Owl is hunting the killers of North Yorkshire’s birds of prey

North Yorkshire Police hopes to end the widespread killing of birds of prey - and shed the county’s reputation as being the worst part of the country for such crimes. Chris Burn reports. It may have looked more like preparation for a major drugs bust...

Yorkshire Post, today, 06:04
 

Gove claims small slice of HS2 rail fund would pay for broadband for all

Environment Secretary Michael Gove believes it would cost a fraction of the money earmarked for the High Speed 2 rail project to deliver superfast broadband to all, as he said it was time to stop discriminating over access to a service which is as...

Yorkshire Post, today, 05:20
 

Richard Corbett: Small nation that needs our help in refugees crisis

I have just had the harrowing experience of visiting the world’s largest refugee camp. Over half a million people – the equivalent of a city the size of Leeds or Sheffield – are crammed into hastily erected bamboo and canvas shelters and tents on a...

Yorkshire Post, today, 03:48
 

Bernard Ingham: Fool’s paradise where we fail to learn from history

I don’t want to worry you but I fear we are living in a fool’s paradise – just like the investors in Northern Rock, Britain’s fourth largest bank, which went bust and was nationalised 10 years ago come tomorrow. Not long after declaring its strategy...

Yorkshire Post, today, 03:48
 

Tom Butler: Young people may be key to Corbyn win

When Theresa May called the general election last summer, almost every commentator expected her party to win comfortably, with some predicting the Tories would gain a triple-figure majority. Suffice to say this didn’t happen. Indeed, 2017 will be...

Yorkshire Post, today, 03:48
 

Hydrogen vehicles to improve environmental performance on Sheffield roads

Streets Ahead is turning to some of the first hydrogen-powered vehicles in the country to help improve its environmental performance on Sheffield roads. Amey, which is steering the city’s 25-year Streets Ahead highways maintenance contract which will...

Sheffield Telegraph, today, 01:00
 

These are South Yorkshire Police's most wanted men and women - do you know where they are?

An attempted murder, an arson attack with intent to endanger life and the discovery of a drug den are among a series of cases detectives want Star readers to help solve. They have issued images of nine men and one woman they believe could hold vital...

The Star, yesterday, 23:27
 

National news: Fine for woman who told ambulance crew not to park across her drive and swore at paramedic

A woman who verbally abused paramedics and left a foul-mouthed note on their ambulance has admitted a public order offence at court. Kirsty Sharman, aged 26, also accepted leaving a handwritten message on the 999 vehicle which said she did not care...

Doncaster Free Press, yesterday, 22:07
 


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