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  1. Van Gogh: 'Technical glitches' delay York projections

    The UK premiere of a projection display featuring the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh, which was set to take place in York, has been delayed due to "a few technical glitches".

    The Van Gogh projection display

    The exhibition, at St Mary's Church in York, was due to start earlier, but has now been delayed, organisers said.

    Creative director, Mario Iacampo, said the delay was due to issues with some of the "cutting edge technology" used to project the images onto the walls.

    He was confident Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience would be fixed, and said the display will open on Monday.

  2. Police appeal over stolen bank cards used at Hessle garage

    Police want to identify this man after stolen bank cards were used at an East Yorkshire petrol station:

    A man police want to speak to

    The cards were taken from a car which was broken into on 7 May on Chestnut Avenue in Willerby.

    They were later used at the service station on Boothferry Road in Hessle.

    Police have now released images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

  3. Youngsters drive toy car to operations

    Child patients at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston have been bought a toy electric car for them to drive to operations.

    toy car

    United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust has introduced the cars - which were donated by a fundraiser - to put children at ease before they head into operating theatres.

    Members of the public praised the trust for the move.

    On social media, it was described by one person as bringing "happy tears" to her eyes, while another said it was "brilliant for the little ones going down for their operations".

    Quote Message: When the child comes to their pre-assessment they'll have a go in the car. They have to park the car in the little park, then they'll walk the rest of the journey to the theatre. It's really to take their mind off it, obviously it won't be suitable for everybody and adults will have control of the car so there's no likelihood of the children going berserk." from Linda Keddie Nurse, Pilgrim Hospital
    Linda KeddieNurse, Pilgrim Hospital
  4. Sites earmarked for new council housing

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Housing chiefs have drawn up a shortlist of eight sites across Sheffield which could be used for new homes.

    Berners Road

    There’s a lack of affordable housing in the city and the council wants to see 3,000 council homes built in the next 10 years.

    It is looking to maximise council land for new homes and is carrying out feasibility studies at eight sites.

    The sites are Scowerdons, Berners Road, Daresbury View, Hemsworth Primary School, Newstead Estate, Gaunt Road, Algar Place, and Harborough Avenue/Viking Lea Drive.

    In a report, officers say: “Taking a logical approach to understanding the development opportunity and constraints of those sites, the findings will enable an affordable housing programme.”

  5. Partially sighted man hit by car in Anlaby Common

    Police are looking for a motorist after a partially sighted 89-year-old man was knocked over by a car in Anlaby Common.

    The One Stop at Anlaby Common

    The pedestrian bumped his head after he was hit by what's been described as a dark coloured 4x4 outside the One Stop shop on Hull Road at about 17:30 yesterday.

    A woman who was in the car got out and helped the man, who wasn't seriously injured but was very shocked, before driving away without leaving any details.

    She is being asked to get in touch with Humberside Police who also want to hear from anyone who witnessed the collision.

  6. Vivienne Westwood show to come to Lincoln

    A new exhibition at Lincoln Castle is to include footwear and clothing designed by legendary fashionista Dame Vivienne Westwood.

    vivienne westwood

    Clothes by the designer, who is credited with creating the fashion behind the Punk movement, is to form part of a show at Lincoln Castle in August.

    The show has the support of the artist herself and long time collaborator Jamie Reid.

    The team at the castle say they feel "privileged" to welcome the brand new exhibition on 10 August.

    Quote Message: We are very excited to see Lincoln Castle's Victorian Prison transformed into the historic backdrop for this brand new exhibition. It includes iconic pieces from the Punk movement onwards and is a celebration of Vivienne Westwood and Jamie Reid's legacy throughout the decades." from Kimberley Vickers Lincoln Castle General Manager
    Kimberley VickersLincoln Castle General Manager
  7. Scarborough flats scheme for medics and students unveiled

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Plans for a new block of flats for students and trainee medics have been unveiled as part of a major regeneration project in Scarborough.

    Former Argos building

    The former Argos building in Newborough (pictured) is to be torn down and replaced with student accommodation and shops on the site once earmarked for a new cinema development.

    The scheme has been drawn up by Scarborough Council, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Coventry University, which has a campus in Scarborough.

    Council leader Steve Siddons says this is the first stage of the regeneration of Scarborough town centre.

    He'll present his plans to councillors next week as he looks for their backing for the scheme.

    Mr Siddons says: “This could regenerate and rejuvenate the lower town and uplift the area’s economy.”

    If approved, the council hopes to have the development open for students in 2020.

  8. Uninsured driver crashes into police car

    A driver in Sheffield tried to exchange insurance details after crashing into a police van, despite him being uninsured.

    A police van and a car

    It happened on City Road this morning with the driver bumping into the police vehicle, before then wanting to leave after causing "no damage".

    The car was seized by police and the driver was fined for driving while uninsured, South Yorkshire Police said.

  9. Crime Commissioner criticises police chief plan

    Merging police forces won't help rural communities, according to Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner.

    marc jones

    Marc Jones made the comments after five ex-Metropolitan police chiefs suggested ending the system of 45 area police forces.

    In an open letter, the chiefs said policing resources had been drained to "dangerous levels" and that "fragmented" police forces could not restore public confidence in policing.

    Quote Message: Super-sized Met-style forces are not going to help rural communities like Lincolnshire. It would suck resources to urban centres, doing the opposite of what we want to see which is look after them." from Marc Jones Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner
    Marc JonesLincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner
  10. Firefighters' warning over children swimming in Hull pond

    Firefighters have issued a warning after youngsters were reported swimming in a pond in Hull.

    Writing on Twitter, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service has told parents to keep their children out of the water:

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  11. Car check cannabis smell leads to drugs arrest

    Drugs and a knife have been found in a car being driven erratically in York, police say.

    Fourth Ave

    Officers say a check of the vehicle spotted on Fourth Avenue in Tang Hall led to an arrest for intent to supply illegal drugs and a knife taken off the streets.

    Two Police Community Support Officers were on patrol when they spotted a suspicious black Fiat Punto on Fourth Avenue in Tang Hall being driven erratically.

    Officers say the driver, an 18-year-old man, was then found to be driving without insurance and without a licence.

    Due to a strong smell of cannabis coming from the vehicle, it was searched, and another of its occupants, a 17-year-old boy, was found to be in possession of drugs and a knife.

    He was arrested on suspicion of possession of class A and class B drugs, possession with intent to supply class B drugs, and possessing a knife in a public place.

    The car was seized by police and the 17-year-old remains in custody.

  12. Leeds woman appears in court over fatal Lincolnshire crash

    A 72-year-old woman has appeared in court accused of causing a collision in Lincolnshire in which another woman died.


    Marilyn Cook, of Scott Green, Gildersome, near Leeds, appeared at Lincoln Crown Court today charged with causing the death by careless driving of Mary Marshall-Sheriff.

    She denies the charge.

    The crash happened on the A17 at Heckington last summer.

    The trial is due to start next March.

  13. Road reopens after Sheffield house fire

    A road in Sheffield has reopened following a house fire earlier.

    The house on fire

    Fire crews were called to Loxley Road, near Malin Bridge and Hillsborough, to reports of a blaze:

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    Nobody is thought to have been injured as a result of the fire.

  14. Boy, 15, arrested on suspicion of raping teenager

    A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of raping another teenage boy.

    The teenager, from Grimsby, was taken into custody on Friday and later bailed to a date in late July, police said.

    The victim is said to be being supported by specialist officers.

    Officers said their inquiries were ongoing.

  15. Football's coming home to North Ferriby

    Tonight marks the re-birth of football in North Ferriby as the village's new club plays its inaugural match.

    North Ferriby United was wound up earlier this year, but new club North Ferriby FC was set up to fill the void

    And the newly-formed side will play its first ever fixture against Sheffield United's under-23s this evening.

    Ahead of the match the North Ferriby FC thanked everyone who has helped the club:

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  16. 'Avoid the area' as crews tackle Sheffield house fire

    Firefighters are still tackling a fire at a house near Hillsborough, with people being advised to avoid the area.

    Fire crews at the scene

    It's on Loxley Road, with the area being closed as crews damp down.

    Traffic is being diverted in the area, with fire engines blocking the road.

    It's believed that everyone in the house has been accounted for.

    South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has asked people to stay away as firefighters attend the blaze.

  17. Police search for missing Halifax boy

    Police officers in Halifax are trying to find a 16-year-old boy who was reported missing last week.

    Bayley O'Sullivan

    Bayley O’Sullivan was last seen on Diamond Terrace and was reported missing on 28 June.

    He could be in Huddersfield, police say.

    He is described as black, with short black hair, of medium build and about 5ft 9ins tall.

    Bayley has a London accent and is believed to be wearing a black t-shirt, a grey fur-hooded coat, grey jogging bottoms and carrying a large grey hold-all.

    Police officers are concerned for his welfare.

  18. Firefighters tackle Sheffield blaze

    This was the scene a few moments ago as fire crews dealt with a blaze at a house in Hillsborough.


    The blaze is at a house near Hillsborough Corner.

    Everyone is accounted for but there are long delays in the area as emergency services work at the scene, according to South Yorkshire Fire Service.

  19. Motorcyclist and pillion passenger injured in A165 crash

    A motorcyclist and his pillion passenger have been seriously injured in a collision involving a car in East Yorkshire.

    Police uniform

    The 59-year-old man, from Hampshire, was riding a Triumph Bonneville bike on the A165 between Fraisthorpe and Bridlington when he collided with a red VW Golf.

    He suffered a suspected broken leg and internal injuries while his passenger, a 57-year-old woman, also from Hampshire, was taken to hospital with head, arm and rib injuries and suspected internal injuries.

    The VW driver was unhurt in the incident, which happened on the southbound carriageway at about 15:30 yesterday

    Humberside Police are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

  20. Exclusive Sheffield United commentary deal sealed

    Sheffield United supporters will be able to listen to every game live as it returns to the Premier League following a new deal between the club and BBC Radio Sheffield.

    Bramall Lane

    The exclusive commentary will cover all home and away games for the next two seasons, starting with the Blades' first away game of the season against Bournemouth.

    The station will be involved in the Blades’ season alongside its continued coverage of Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley, Rotherham United, Doncaster Rovers and Chesterfield.