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  1. CCTV issued after perfume stolen in Hull 'needle' theft

    Police are looking for this man on suspicion of threatening staff with a needle and stealing perfume and aftershave from a chemist in Hull.

    A man police want to identify

    He's accused of threatening staff at Boots on Whitefriargate, before stealing almost £90 of perfume and aftershave.

    No-one was hurt in the incident at about 17:00 on Friday 22 February and the man rode off on a bicycle in the direction of Parliament Street.

  2. Police given 'trauma teddies' made by Doncaster knitters

    These are the trauma teddies made by knitters in Doncaster to comfort children who have been affected by crime.

    The "trauma teddies"

    The cuddly toys were knitted by Women’s Institute groups and churches across the town.

    South Yorkshire Police say they will mainly be given to children caught up in crashes to "distract" them and give them "something to focus on in difficult situations".

    Sgt Mark Bradey said: “These teddies travel with our roads policing officers and we give them out to children who might be scared, upset or frightened."

  3. Drug-driving arrest in south Lincolnshire

    A 61-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drug-driving and possession of cannabis following a collision in the south of the county.

    Two people were taken to hospital after two cars and a lorry collided on the A17 near Sutton Bridge this morning.

    The road remains closed.

  4. Police issue CCTV after criminal damage at pub

    Police have released CCTV of a man they want to speak about criminal damage at a South Yorkshire pub.

    A man police want to speak to

    Officers believe the man could hold vital information about damage to the Old Town Hall pub on High Street in Wombwell.

    South Yorkshire Police say a 17-year-old has been dealt with by its youth offending team after the incident at about 00:00 on Boxing Day last year.

  5. Parents get kids early from school after stabbing

    Parents have been arriving early to collect their children from a Bradford school after a boy was stabbed there earlier today.

    Beckfoot Thornton School

    The 15-year-old was stabbed in the shoulder at Beckfoot Thornton School in Leaventhorpe Lane just before 11:35.

    His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening and West Yorkshire Police say a male of a similar age has been arrested and a knife was recovered from the scene.

  6. Harry Potter actor sentenced for outraging public decency

    An actor, who appeared in Harry Potter and Star Wars films, has been given a 12-month community order and a curfew after admitting exposing himself at an arcade on the Lincolnshire coast.

    Nicholas Read

    Nicholas Read, 49, from Staffordshire, was dressed as a jockey when he pulled his trousers down in front of a penny push machine.

    Lincoln Magistrates' Court was told he was drunk and thought the slot machine was a urinal.

    He was given a 12-month community order and a curfew, after pleading guilty to outraging public decency.

    He was filmed dropping his trousers and exposing his buttocks at the arcade on Sea Lane in Ingoldmells near Skegness, earlier this month.

  7. Defibrillator at a North Yorkshire school is damaged

    Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after a defibrillator was damaged at a North Yorkshire school.

    The defibrillator and the man police want to speak to

    The defibrillator box near Romanby Primary School on The Close, Northallerton, was damaged at 01:00 on Sunday 24 March.

  8. Final training ahead of Lincoln 10k road race

    There's just over a week to go until this year's Lincoln 10k road race.

    people running

    More than 5,500 runners have signed up for the event, which is being held on Sunday 7 April.

    Last year's event was held in July, at the start of the heatwave, after being postponed in March because of heavy snow.

    The race has established itself as one of the most popular in the region because of the flat and fast course.

    Hundreds of children are expected to take part in the mini and junior runs, which take place on Saturday 6th April.

    Both events are run by the charity Run for All.

  9. Man wanted in connection with rape 19 years ago

    A man is being hunted by police in connection with a rape in Doncaster in 2000.

    Ako Hamarouf

    Ako Hamarouf, 48, has been subject of an international search.

    The Iraqi national is wanted after a report was made to a police force in 2013.

    Officers said despite their efforts, Mr Hamarouf still hasn't been found.

    Anybody who knows where he is is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police.

  10. Forecourt charging for electric cars

    More than 100 forecourts designed to charge electric cars are being built across the country and East Yorkshire will be among the first to get one.

    An electric car being charged

    The forecourt in Bilton, near Hull, will have 24 bays allowing drivers to charge their vehicles in less than 30 minutes.

    Toddington Harper,chief executive of Gridserve the company behind the plans, said he wants to make "using an electric vehicle as straight forward as using a petrol station".

  11. Club pays tribute to former staff

    Sheffield United have paid tribute to a "much liked and respected member of the Bramall Lane staff" who has died.

    Kevin Randall, who was a former reserve team manager and head scout, also played for York City:

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  12. Lincolnshire hospice hero retires

    One of St Barnabas Hospice's longest serving members of staff is leaving the job.

    Phil Brandson

    Phil Brandon joined the charity in 1996.

    He set up the organisation's successful lottery, which now has more than 11,000 members.

    He's also been in charge of the charity's twenty five shops which, he says, have become an important part of the community.

    Mr Brandon paid tribute to the charity: "We could not operate without volunteers; without them the whole thing would come to a standstill.

    "They're so committed and want to make money for the hospice."

  13. Hull Minster: Artist's impressions of new visitor centre

    These artist's impressions show the new visitor centre which will be built at Hull Minster after it received a £3.9m grant.

    The extension on the side of Hull Minster

    The computer generated images show the extension, which will have exhibition spaces, a cafe and other visitor facilities.

    It will be built using funding from Highways England.

    Inside the extension

    The vicar of Hull Minster, the reverend canon Dr Neal Barnes, said: “It will enable us to fulfill the Minster’s potential to be a hub for visitors and tourists to the historic old town."

  14. Leeds park cordoned off after teenagers hurt in gang fight

    Two teenagers have been seriously injured in a fight between two groups of youths in a park in Leeds.

    Potternewton Park

    It happened in Potternewton Park in Chapeltown yesterday evening at about 20:00.

    A 16-year-old male received a serious stab wound to his arm and a 17-year-old male suffered a head injury, police say.

    Both are being treated in hospital for their injuries, which are not considered to be life-threatening.

    Officers say both youths have also been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm in relation to the incident.

    Part of the park is currently cordoned off while a forensic examination is carried out.

    Det Insp Al Burns said: "We believe there's been a fight between two groups of youths in the park, during which the two have received serious injuries."

    Anyone who witnessed anything in the area around the time is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police.

  15. Lincolnshire playground horse left headless

    Spalding Guardian

    A playing field association could be left with a £6,000 bill after thieves stole the head from a rocking horse ride.

    Playground headless horse
  16. Smoke seen over Sheffield

    Black smoke can be seen across Sheffield following a tyre fire this afternoon.

    A fire

    Firefighters have been battling the container fire since 14:00.

    The fire service has advised people in the area to keep their doors and windows closed.


    The burning tyres are creating thick smoke across the city.

    Two fire crews have been sent to the fire on Savile Street.

  17. Tyre fire smoke seen over Sheffield

    Thick black smoke has been seen over Sheffield this afternoon after a container of tyres caught light.

    A fire in Sheffield

    Firefighters were called to the blaze on Savile Street at about 14:00.

    Two fire crews are in attendance, according to South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

  18. Leeds Travel disruption after possible old explosive found

    There's travel disruption in Leeds city centre after a bridge was closed after what's believed to be an old explosive device was found.

    First West Yorkshire said "congestion and delays" were likely to all city centre services and has provided details of diversions:false

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