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  1. Friday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today, it will be cloudy with showers continuing through much of the day.

    The showers may merge into longer spells of rain and persist during the afternoon. A cool, breezy day.

    This evening, showers or outbreaks of rain will persist for a time before it begins to ease in the night. It will continue cloudy tonight, with just a few showers lingering in places:

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  2. Police appeal after mother and daughter attacked

    An appeal for witnesses has been launched after a 14-year-old girl and her mother were assaulted in Rotherham.

    East Bawtry Road

    A man attacked the girl on East Bawtry Road, at around 17:00 pm on Sunday 13 June, according to South Yorkshire Police.

    She suffered minor injuries to her face and body in the incident, police said.

    The girl’s mother was also attacked by the same man after rushing to the aid of her daughter, officers added.

    A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault, in connection to this incident and remains on bail, police confirmed.

    A spokesperson for the force said: "Numerous members of the public and drivers were in the area at the time.

    "We are appealing for anyone who saw what happened, was travelling along the road or has dash cam footage to get in touch."

  3. Victim of jailed double murderer Gary Allen 'can finally feel safe'

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC News

    A woman who was assaulted by convicted killer Gary Allen (pictured) says she can start to move on with her life.

    Gary Allen

    Gary Allen, 47, was jailed for a minimum of 37 years at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday for strangling Samantha Class, 29, in Hull in 1997 and Alena Grlakova, 38, in Rotherham in December 2018.

    He was tried and cleared of Ms Class's murder in February 2000 but the acquittal was quashed last year after he was charged with killing Ms Grlakova.

    Just weeks after he was acquitted of murdering Ms Class, Allen assaulted two sex workers in separate attacks in Plymouth, for which he was convicted and jailed.

    One of his surviving victims, who wishes to remain anonymous, told me she became "very emotional" as she watched, via video link, the judge passing sentence on her attacker.

    "I watched it and oh my God I'm absolutely buzzing and relieved," she said.

    "I finally can feel safe and try and put this behind me.

    "So very pleased with the result."

    Samantha Class (left) and Alena Grlakova
  4. CCTV appeal after 76-year-old woman robbed in Sheffield

    Do you recognise the man in this image? Police want to talk to him following a robbery in the home of a 76-year-old woman in Sheffield.

    CCTV image of suspect

    The man approached the woman at her home in Netheredge, at about 14:20 on Tuesday 15 June and asked her for money, officers said.

    When the woman refused, the man entered the property and grabbed the victim's handbag.

    The bank card from the woman’s bag was used at a local shop shortly afterwards, according to South Yorkshire Police.

    A spokesperson for the force said: "We are sharing an image of this man who we believe could hold vital information as to what happened."

    Anyone who recognises the man is urged to contact police.

  5. Thursday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will be dry at first with a few sunny spells. In the afternoon, it will turn cloudier, with a band of rain moving in this afternoon.

    This evening will continue to see rain push in from the north-west but should turn drier overnight as the rain pushes off to the south-east:

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  6. Tuesday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will be a fine and sunny day for many. Patchy cloud will move in at times, but there will be plenty of sunny spells and it should remain dry and feel a bit warmer.

    This evening will see plenty of sunny spells. It will become cloudier overnight, but it should remain dry:

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  7. Appeal after Rotherham gunpoint robbery by six men

    An appeal's been launched following a gunpoint robbery by a group of six men in Rotherham, police say.

    Foljambe Drive

    Six men armed with shotguns forced their way into a property in Foljambe Drive on 11 June, woke and threatened the occupants and demanded they hand over valuables, according to South Yorkshire Police.

    The occupants, a man and a woman in their 30s, were not injured in the incident and nothing was taken, police said.

    A spokesperson for the force said: "We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a white Nissan Juke or a dark blue Ford in the area at around midnight."

    Anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious at the time is asked to contact police.

  8. First female RAF pilot recalls trailblazing flight

    Oli Constable

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    It is thirty years since Flight Lieutenant Julie Ann Gibson entered the history books as the RAF's first female pilot.

    Julie Ann Gibson

    Julie, who completed her training at RAF Finningley, near Doncaster, said receiving her RAF Flying Badge - also known as 'wings' - was "the most amazing day".

    "I was incredibly proud and excited having a career flying in the air force," she said.

    And, while there were other women in training at the time, she said she was aware of the significance of her own breakthrough.

    "The day that I got my wings was just the very beginning of opportunities for women being able to succeed in areas where men had always had the opportunity to," she said.

    "There were other women who closely followed getting their wings.

    "I think what we all hoped was that it would become the norm so that women could be selected for all jobs in the RAF without too much being said. That was the hope."

  9. Attempted murder arrest after Boxing Club machete attack

    A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after two people were seriously injured in a machete attack at a Doncaster boxing club, say police.

    Skellow Grange Boxing Club

    A group of machete-wielding men entered Skellow Grange Boxing Club on Thursday 17 June shortly before 19:00 and attacked two men, according to South Yorkshire Police.

    The two victims were taken to hospital with serious injuries and remain in hospital, police said.

    An 18-year-old Doncaster man arrested on Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder, is being held in police custody, officers confirmed.

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

  10. Monday's Yorkshire and Lincolnshire weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will be a largely cloudy, cool and dry day with a few sunny spells and the chance of some occasional showers.

    This evening will see any showers die out. Overnight, the cloud will gradually clear away to the south, leaving a clear and cool night:

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