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Mother campaigns for carbon monoxide safety

A mother whose family were poisoned after carbon monoxide leaked from their boiler says more people need to be aware of the dangers of gas appliances and barbecues during the summer. Jade Ullrich has become an ambassador for the Gas Safe Register in the hope of getting more people to have detectors fitted in their homes. In the past three years, 28 people have been killed or injured after bringing a barbecue into a confined space. The tragic effects of carbon monoxide have been highlighted only too clearly in the last few weeks at the inquest of Christi and Bobby Shepherd from Wakefield, who died in Corfu nearly nine years ago after being poisoned by a leaking faulty boiler at their holiday bungalow. Claire Manning reports.

Martial arts legend visits North Yorkshire academy

A martial arts legend has held a class at a taekwondo academy in North Yorkshire.

Eighth Dan black belt Ik Pil Kang also met civic dignitaries at the K.R. Ali Taekwondo Academy in Harrogate.

The academy has increasing ties to South Korea thanks to recent visits by Kambiz R Ali to its capital Seoul.

Mr Ali, a 6th Dan Black Belt, has personally forged connections with Seoul and recently attended a ceremony for the naming of Harrogate Street in the S. Korean capital.

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Amber Peat's parents pay tribute to 'beautiful daughter'

The parents of Amber Peat have paid tribute to their 'beautiful daughter' after police confirmed that a body found yesterday was that of the missing Mansfield teenager.

Police said tests revealed the cause of death was hanging.

We will always remember Amber for her love of singing and dancing.

She was never happier than when reading to her younger sisters and being surrounded by her family.

We will always be grateful for our last family holiday with our beautiful daughter. We will always miss her

– Amber's mum Kelly and stepdad Danny

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article, you can call Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 or visit the website.

Police: Body found is of Amber Peat - cause of death 'hanging'

Nottinghamshire Police have confirmed that a body found yesterday is that of missing 13-year-old Amber Peat - and the cause of death was hanging.

Formal identification and a post-mortem took place earlier today.

Amber's body was discovered less than a mile from her Mansfield home. She went missing on Saturday.

If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article, you can call Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 or visit the website.

Bangladeshi Centre condemns AGM violence

The Bangladeshi Centre in Harehills in Leeds has condemned the violence that broke out there on Saturday when an annual general meeting turned in to a brawl. Thirteen people were arrested for violent disorder and remain on bail while West Yorkshire Police expect to make more arrests in the coming weeks. Neighbourhood patrols were stepped up in the area and police say they're analysing footage that was posted online.

Police appeal after Doncaster sex assault

Police are appealing for information following a reported sexual assault in Edenthorpe, Doncaster, earlier today.

A woman in her 50s reported she was assaulted by a man in woodland off Hungerhill Road at around 10.30am.

The suspect is described as being white, of large build with a balding head. He has weathered skin and is aged between 50 and 60 years old.

Anyone with information is urged to contact South Yorkshire Police.

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Personal injury law firm apologises for Alton Towers tweet

The Smiler ride at Alton Towers Credit: PA Wire

A legal firm has apologised for a "severe error of judgment" after a junior staff member sent a tweet apparently trying to tout for business after the crash at Alton Towers.

Personal injury specialists Broad Yorkshire Law has deleted the tweet which said: "Been injured in a roller coaster crash?! We're experts in Personal Injury!! #Smiler #Alton Towers

Social media users attacked the tweet as "crass", "insensitive" and "disgusting".

The Sheffield-based law firm issued an apology and said the member of staff responsible for sending the tweet had since been reprimanded.

In a statement, the firm's managing director Lois Bayliss said it "would never try to profit in such a way from such a terrible accident" and said it was not the staff member's intention "to tout for business".

A junior member of staff was responsible for the twitter feed and the young man's intention was not to tout for business.

His previous tweets illustrate his desire to be humorous, but innocuous and in this case he has made a severe error of judgment.

He tells me that he was making a joke about people being stranded on a rollercoaster and did not realise there had been a collision and that people were actually hurt at the time that he tweeted.

He is devastated that he has caused offence to the victims and families of the crash and the public as a whole. He is also devastated that people have actually been injured. He has of course been reprimanded for the tweet.

– Broad Yorkshire Law

Reported sexual assault in Doncaster

Police are appealing for information following a reported sexual assault in woodland in Doncaster earlier today. A woman in her 50s reported she was assaulted by a man at around 10.30am off Hungerhill Road in Edenthorpe.

The suspect is described as being white, of large build with a balding head. He has weathered skin and is aged between 50 and 60 years old.

Police are currently in the area carrying out enquiries at the scene. The victim is with police and is being supported by specially-trained officers.

Controversy continues over proposed demolition of East Marsh flats

Two-thirds of the people living in six tower blocks in Grimsby that are due to be demolished have now moved out. It's just over a year since Shoreline Housing announced plans to empty the buildings in the East Marsh area. However, there is still some opposition to the proposed demolition with a new petition starting calling for the towers to be saved as Adam Fowler reports.

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