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  1. Job fears and mental health concerns among young - Report

    More than half of young people in Yorkshire said their mental health had got worse during the Covid-19 pandemic, a report has found.

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    A survey by The Prince's Trust said 56% of 16 to 25-year-olds questioned reported a mental decline.

    Half said they felt anxious, with 18% saying they were "unable to cope with life", the survey showed.

    Meanwhile, two-thirds also reported feeling like they were "missing out on being young" due to lockdown restrictions.

    Clare Crabb, from the trust, said the pandemic had taken a "devastating toll on young people's mental health".

    "They face a disrupted education, a shrinking jobs market and isolation from their friends and loved ones, and as a result, too many are losing all hope for the future," she said.

    The report also found that one in five young people in Yorkshire did not feel confident about their future work prospects.

    More than half, 53%, said getting a new job felt impossible because there was so much competition.

  2. Flood alerts in place on rivers across Yorkshire

    A total of 25 flood alerts are currently in place on rivers across West, South, North and East Yorkshire.

    Flood sign in water

    The flood alert mean "flooding is possible, be prepared".

    A full list of the areas currently affected can be found on the government's flood warning website.

    Meanwhile, four flood warnings - meaning flooding is expected and immediate action should be taken - are also in place for parts of the River Ouse, Derwent and Seven.

    This comes as a Met Office Amber "be prepared" warning for heavy rain remains in place for Yorkshire and the Humber region.

    The Environment Agency said the combination of heavy rain and snowmelt creates a "volatile situation".

  3. Four fined after lockdown raid on Sheffield shisha bar

    Four people found inside a shisha bar in Sheffield have each been fined £200 after a police raid found them inside in breach of Covid-19 regulations.

    seized shisha pipes

    Officers discovered four people at the property on the Wicker in Sheffield at the weekend, according to South Yorkshire Police.

    The four people were found in a flat above the shisha bar and were fined for breaching Covid-19 regulations by way of an unlawful gathering, said police.

    A total of 50 shisha pipes were also seized during the raid, officers added.

    Insp Ali Bywater said: "It is enormously disappointing this venue had chosen to continue operating in blatant breach of the restrictions which are in place to keep all of us safe."

    Councillor Mark Jones said: "Where establishments, such as this one, repeatedly ignore the rules and jeopardise both theirs and other people’s lives, we must take action."

    The South Yorkshire force said the latest action follows a warrant executed at a neighbouring shisha bar on the Wicker last weekend, when more than a dozen fines were issued.

  4. Yorkshire's wet Tuesday weather forecast

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    Mild but unsettled with outbreaks of persistent rain throughout the day and a blustery wind

    Rain will continue through this evening and overnight.

    An amber "be prepared" rain warning has been issued for Yorkshire as Storm Christoph approaches.

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  5. 'Major incident' declared ahead of heavy rain

    A "major incident" has been declared in South Yorkshire in preparation for potential flooding as Storm Christoph hits the UK.

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    The Met Office has issued an amber "be prepared" weather warning for rain in parts of northern England.

    The Environment Agency said the combination of heavy rain and snowmelt created a "volatile situation".

    Sandbags have been laid in at-risk areas, with up to 70mm of rain expected.

    In isolated spots, particularly in the northern Peak District and parts of the southern Pennines, 200mm could be possible.

    Ros Jones, mayor of Doncaster, said: "I do not want people to panic, but flooding is possible so please be prepared," she said.

    In the amber warning area, the Met Office warned there was a "danger to life" due to fast-flowing or deep floodwater, and told some communities the they could be "cut off" by flooded roads.

    It also predicted delays and cancellations to public transport, with the amber warning in place until 12:00 on Thursday.

  6. Three rescued in Sheffield flat blaze

    Three people have been rescued from a flat fire in Sheffield.

    Flats on Batemoor Road

    The fire service were called to Batemoor Road at about 20:35 last night.

    Using a ladder, three people were pulled from the blaze.

    The fire service says it's thanks to smoke alarms that neighbours realised what was happening and called 999.

  7. Storm Christoph: Amber alert for northern England

    An amber rain warning has been issued for parts of northern England as Storm Christoph approaches.

    Car in flood water

    The Met Office told people in Yorkshire to expect heavy rain and potential floods.

    Up to 70mm of rain is forecast to fall within 48 hours in the worst-hit areas.

    The Met Office said the downpours, set to last throughout Tuesday and Wednesday, were likely to cause flooding when combined with melting snow on higher ground.

    A major incident has been declared in South Yorkshire, where Doncaster Council staff have been out delivering sandbags.

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    The Environment Agency currently has four flood warnings in place for Yorkshire.

    A flood warning means "flooding is expected and immediate action should be taken."

    Warnings have been issued at:

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    Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, from J38 for A637 Huddersfield Road Woolley to J37 for A628 Whinby Road Barnsley.

    M1 South Yorkshire - The road is temporarily closed on M1 southbound from J38, A637 (Woolley) to J37, A628 (Barnsley), because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Video caption: An elderly woman was filmed on CCTV being robbed at a bus stop in Rotherham.

    An elderly woman was filmed on CCTV being robbed at a bus stop in Rotherham.

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J38 for A637 Huddersfield Road Woolley to J37 for A628 Whinby Road Barnsley.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J38, A637 (Woolley) to J37, A628 (Barnsley), because of animals on the road. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time