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  1. Armed robbers foiled by Huddersfield shopkeeper

    A shopkeeper in Huddersfield was left with a serious arm injury after fighting off masked armed robbers.

    The Metro shop in Longwood near Huddersfield

    Two men wearing balaclavas went into the Metro Express store in Thornhill Road, Longwood, near Huddersfield, at about 19:45 yesterday.

    They were armed with a baseball bat and what is believed to be two handguns.

    After demanding cash from the till they attacked the only member of staff.

    The victim, a 31-year-old man, was taken to hospital with a serious arm injury.

    The suspects left empty-handed and made off in the direction of Longwood Road.

    Quote Message: All incidents involving firearms or suspected firearms are taken extremely seriously. We are doing all we can to trace those involved." from Det Insp Andrew Lockwood West Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp Andrew LockwoodWest Yorkshire Police
  2. Crackdown on rogue landlords in Lincoln

    Three landlords from Lincolnshire have been fined a total of £58,000 for breaching housing regulations, according to City of Lincoln Council.

    Houses

    The largest fine, of more than £40,000, was given to a Lincoln man who failed to maintain his two properties on St Catherine's despite being handed an Improvement Notice.

    Some of the windows were broken, smoke alarms were missing and the toilets didn't work properly.

    In another case, a landlord was fined more than £16,000 when inspectors discovered his house in the Sincil Bank area, with six tenants, had no fire doors and an inadequate fire alarm system.

    And in another case, a landlord removed the handle of the front door so his tenant couldn't get in.

    The three landlords had a duty of care to protect their tenants and had failed to do so, said City of Lincoln Council.

  3. Woman hit by police car still in 'serious' condition

    A 71-year-old woman remains in a "serious" condition after she was hit by an unmarked armed response police car in Leeds earlier this week.

    The crash scene at Roseville Road, Leeds

    She was one of two people hit by the vehicle in Roseville Road, Leeds, on Wednesday.

    She suffered serious injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening, while the man managed to leave the scene.

    The case has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

  4. Hull MP's abortion reforms blocked in parliament

    A Hull MP's abortion reforms, which aim to modernise the law, were among 40 backbench bills blocked by objections today.

    Diana Johnson

    Diana Johnson, the Labour MP for Hull North, brought forward a bill to abolish Victorian laws criminalising abortion which are still in force in Northern Ireland.

    Although she won support for the bill on its first reading by a majority of 85 MPs, including Conservative ministers, an objection was made to its second reading.

    It will now be brought back before MPs in January.

  5. This evening's Lincolnshire weather forecast

    Most areas will remain dry through tonight with just the chance of a very light shower.

    Plenty of cloud is expected in general but with a few localised clear breaks as well:

    Weather
  6. Charity shop burglar jailed

    A burglar involved in a raid on a charity shop in Bourne has been jailed.

    Lincoln Crown Court heard how Jason O'Keefe was one of five men involved in the raid on the Barnardo's Shop in the early hours of 7 September.

    The 39-year-old, of no fixed address, was picked up by police later on that morning.

    Forensic tests on his clothing found fragments of glass from the shattered shop window.

    O'Keefe admitted burglary and was jailed for two years.

  7. Warning over delays at Doncaster railway station

    Platforms 1 and 3 at Doncaster railway station will remain blocked to electric services from the North for the remainder of the day, it's been confirmed.

    Doncaster Train Station

    That's according to Network Rail, whose workers will be working overnight to carry out repairs on overhead power lines.

    Passengers who are due to travel through Doncaster station are strongly urged to check before they travel with their train operator or via National Rail Enquiries.

    A Network Rail spokeswoman said: "We'd like to apologise to passengers for disruption and thank them for their patience."

  8. Lincolnshire consumers urged to stay safe on Black Friday

    Lincolnshire Trading Standards is offering advice on staying safe from fraud during Black Friday.

    Shopping

    Ahead of Citizens Advice's National Consumer Week next week, the group is advising people to:

    • Check product details
    • Take screenshots of the items you buy, in case you receive something different
    • Use a safe payment method like PayPal
    • Go back to the seller if there's a problem

    More than 13,000 problems with purchases from online marketplaces were reported to the Citizens Advice consumer service last year.

    Quote Message: Far too many people are being ripped-off on online marketplaces. This National Consumer Week, we want to make sure customers know what to look out for when making a purchase - and their rights if something goes wrong." from Gillian Guy Chief executive, Citizens Advice
    Gillian GuyChief executive, Citizens Advice
  9. CCTV appeal over stolen and torched motorhome

    Police in North Yorkshire have released pictures of two men they want to identify in connection with the theft of a motorhome which was later found burnt out.

    A pair of men police want to trace

    The white Ford Katamarano was taken from the driveway of a home in Barlow, near Selby, at about 14:00 on Monday.

    The left-hand drive vehicle, which had a wing mirror missing, was found burnt out in the Nottinghamshire area on Thursday.

    A white Ford Katamarano

    North Yorkshire Police are trying to trace two men, seen in CCTV footage arriving at the property in a white Ford Focus.

    Anyone who recognises the two men, or who has any information about the incident, is being asked to contact police.

  10. Hull City supports LGBT 'rainbow' campaign

    Hull City says it's "delighted" to support a campaign in support of LGBT people in sport, with rainbow corner flags at the ground and players wearing rainbow laces this weekend.

    A rainbow corner flag

    There will also be rainbow stickers on the digital substitution board during Hull's home game against Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

    LGBT equality charity Stonewall organises the Rainbow Laces campaign to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in sport.

  11. Police boss gets to grips with difficult festive task

    There are very many important jobs that Lincolnshire Police's Assistant Chief Constable has to do.

    But surely none as important as this...

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  12. M62 incident 'safely resolved'

    The M62 has reopened after an earlier "incident" which caused queues near the junction for Howden, Humberside Police has confirmed:

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  13. CCTV appeal over York city centre attack

    Do you recognise this man? Police are appealing for help to identify him after a man was attacked in York city centre.

    CCTV images

    Officers want to speak to him in connection with the incident, which happened at about 18:30 on Friday 16 November.

    The victim was punched by another man in the back of the head outside York Art Galley near St Leonards Place.

    The victim suffered no visible injuries but has suffered neck and head pain since the incident, according to police.

  14. Women get 'unequal' heart attack care - Leeds researchers

    Women suffering heart attacks are twice as likely to die as men, according to researchers at the University of Leeds.

    ECG trace in heart attack

    Their study found that more than 8,200 women could have survived their heart attacks had they been given the same quality of treatment as men, but researchers believe the actual number could be much higher.

    The study, the biggest of its kind, looked at data from 2003 to 2013 and found women were less likely to receive the care recommended in health guidelines.

    Researchers say that, as the study did not include all heart attacks in the UK over the 10-year period, it is likely the true number of lives lost to "unequal care" is much higher.

  15. Horse owner 'devastated' at stables theft

    A Lincolnshire horse owner says she's been left "devastated" after thieves stole a three-stable shed and field shelter overnight.

    Stables

    As well as stealing the stable, the culprits fed the animals food which hadn't been mixed with water to lure them out of the building, meaning the vet had to be called out.

    Tasha Bentley, who keeps three horses on the land at North Scarle, near Lincoln, says the thieves drove down one of the back lanes, through a farmer's field and over the electric fence to reach the stables.

    "They knew what they were doing," she added.

    Quote Message: It took us a while to realise what they had taken because there is just wood and nails and plastic all over the place." from Tasha Bentley
    Tasha Bentley
  16. £60k seized after car stopped in Sheffield

    More than £60,000 has been seized after it was found in a car stopped by police in Sheffield.

    The car that was stopped

    The money was in a carrier bag on the back seat of the car when it was stopped on the Sheffield Parkway after being followed from Doncaster.

    Because the driver couldn't tell police officers where the money came from, it was seized and the man was arrested.

    The money will only be returned if they can prove it's theirs, according to South Yorkshire Police.

  17. MPs to discuss police pension changes with government

    The government has agreed to meet MPs next week over concerns some Humberside Police officers might lose their jobs if pension changes go ahead.

    Police jacket

    The force says the change comes at a time when it's already struggling financially following several years of funding cuts, and has sparked concernes police officers or PCSOs may lose their jobs.

    Home Secretary Sajid Javid has said he's prepared to discuss the changes, which would increase the amount forces contribute to officers' pensions.

  18. Oil pollution hits 'sensitive' Lincolnshire chalk stream

    An oil pollution incident at a highly sensitive Lincolnshire chalk stream is being investigated by the Environment Agency, it's been confirmed.

    Oil

    Contamination has been visible on the River Bain in Horncastle for the last two days, according to local residents.

    Chalk streams like the Bain are chemically different from most other rivers and support huge biodiversity.

    Volunteers are concerned this incident could have a devastating impact on wildlife.

    The Environment Agency is investigating the cause of the pollution, which remains unclear.

  19. York Council opposes government's fracking plans

    City of York Council has joined more than a dozen UK councils in opposing government plans to change the way fracking applications are decided.

    Kirby Misperton site

    The government is considering taking away decision-making from local councils, but there's concern this could lead to more fracking sites being given the go-ahead.

    Three years ago, North Yorkshire County Council, which is also against the move, approved Third Energy's plans to frack in Kirby Misperton, near Ryedale.

    But the decision sparked a protest campaign and, despite having its application approved in 2016, Third Energy is yet to receive formal approval from the government.

  20. Black Friday warning over 'knock-off' electrical goods

    Buying unbranded or "knock-off" electrical products on Black Friday could put people's lives at risk, according to a Yorkshire fire service.

    Animals talking about unbranded products

    South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is warning against grabbing a bargain by buying poor quality electricals, saying it could lead to electric shocks or fire.

    The fire service has released a video showing people's pets tell them not to put them in danger by buying "knock-off" equipment which does not meet safety standards.