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Andrew Barton

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  1. Watch: ‘I’m an 18-year-old volunteer train guard’

    A teenage heritage railway enthusiast has qualified to be one of the youngest train guards in the country.

    Oliver Harrison, 18, has been volunteering at Keighley and Worth Valley Railway for more than five years.

    Having lived near the railway since he was a child, he said he would spend hours watching the trains travel on the five-mile long line.

    He said he was "so happy" to achieve his goal of being a guard.

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    Video caption: Oliver Harrison has qualified as a train guard for the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.
  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A18 Lincolnshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A18 Lincolnshire both ways severe accident, between Church Lane and Glover Road.

    A18 Lincolnshire - A18 Kingsway in Scunthorpe closed and it's slow in both directions between the Church Lane junction and the Glover Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  3. Appeal following sexual assault on teenage girl

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted in Sherburn in Elmet.

    Garden Lane

    A male suspect inappropriately touched the girl as she walked along Garden Lane at about 09:00 on Tuesday, according to North Yorkshire Police.

    A spokesperson for the force said: "We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

    "The suspect is believed to have been wearing black mesh trainers – no further description is known."

    Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police.

  4. Drugs worth £70K seized from Sheffield vehicle

    Drugs with an estimated value of £70,000 have been found by police in a car parked on a street in Sheffield.

    The Crossways

    Class A drugs and cannabis were seized by officers after a search of a white Ford Focus parked on The Crossways, in the Manor are aof the city, just before noon yesterday, according to South Yorkshire Police.

    There was nobody in the car at the time. The vehicle has since been recovered by police.

    Anyone with information about the car and its contents is asked to contact police.

  5. Fire crews 'frustrated' by moorland barbecue call outs

    Firefighters have spoken of their "frustration" after discovering the remains of a barbecue on the moors near Bradford just weeks after a huge blaze damaged 2 sq-mile (5 sq-km) of land.


    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service found the barbecue on Ilkley Moor on Thursday. The people responsible had left the scene when fire crews arrived.

    Last month a fire on Marsden Moor burned for three days and caused "hundreds of thousands of pounds" of damage.

    District Commander Benjy Bush, said: “It’s frustrating to see that, just weeks after the devastating fire on Marsden Moor, just yesterday we were called to a barbecue on Ilkley Moor.

    “Thankfully, this didn’t result in a larger fire occurring, but it so easily could have.

    "There is simply no safe way to have a barbecue on moorland and the consequences could be devastating."

    A year-round Public Spaces Protection Order bans bonfires, fireworks and barbecues on moorland across West Yorkshire, with breaches liable to face a fine of up to £2,000.

  6. Young fundraisers in 100 challenge to honour Capt Sir Tom

    Pupils at a West Yorkshire primary school have been inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore to raise money for the British Legion.

    Towngate pupils completing the challenge

    Children at Towngate Primary Academy, in Ossett, have taken part in a series of 100-themed challenges from picking 100 dandelions to completing 100 rugby passed.

    Oliver Brook, six, even spelled out his name with 100 stones followed by a salute to the army veteran.

    Towngate pupils completing the challenge
    Towngate pupils completing the challenge

    Teacher Lisa Schofield said: “All the staff at Towngate are so incredibly proud of all our amazing children for such a worthy cause.”

    Captain Sir Tom Moore rose to prominence last year when he raised £33m for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his Bedfordshire garden.

    The challenge was organised by his family to mark what would have been his 101st birthday.

  7. Girl finishes school career with 100% attendance record

    A teenager has finished her final day of college having never missed a day of school in 14 years.

    Paris Glover-Manolasses

    Paris Glover-Manolasses, 18, from Hull, attended primary and secondary school daily without fault and has now finished her time at Wilberforce College with a 100% attendance record as well.

    She said she felt "amazing" to have achieved the feat, putting her success down to sleeping well, being happy at school and not being afraid to ask for support,

    Principal Colin Peaks said: "It's not unusual to have students who will get 100% with us but to get 100% right through your educational career is unbelievable.

    "She's a role model and we will be talking about her in the future to our students to say 'you can do this'."

  8. Deer deaths on North Yorkshire roads prompt police warning

    Drivers are being warned to stay alert after eight deer were killed on the roads in North Yorkshire in the first 11 days of May.

    Deer in Richmond Park

    So far this month deer have died after being hit by vehicles in York, Selby, Hambleton, Gate Helmsley, Rievaulx, East Marton, Craven and Low Marishes, according to North Yorkshire Police.

    A spokesperson for the force said: "As traffic increases on the roads, we have unfortunately seen a rise in collisions involving deer.

    "A collision with a deer puts motorists at risk, and tragically often results in terrible suffering for the animal involved."

    In a statement police warned: "When you're travelling through a forested area, or see deer warning signs, check your speed, stay alert, and be prepared to stop.

    "If using headlights, turn on full-beams when you can, but dip them if you do see a deer, as they may freeze.

    "More deer may follow the first one you see, so remain vigilant."

  9. Cathedral funeral for baby found at recycling centre

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    Bradford cathedral is to host a funeral a newborn baby girl who was found dead at a recycling centre.

    Bradford Cathedral

    The infant's body was found at the Bowling Back Lane Household Waste Recycling Centre in Bradford (pictured below), in August last year.

    The mother of the girl has never come forward despite an appeal to find her.

    Bradford Council has arranged for a funeral service for the infant, who has since been named Daisy, at Bradford Cathedral on Tuesday, saying "the city considers her one of our own".

    The service will be followed by a burial at a nearby cemetery, with a local florist donating flowers.

    She will be buried with a teddy bear made out of the hi-vis jacket of one of the recycling centre workers who found her.

    Police car at recycling centre