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£1.4 million boost for Magna Carta project

The Historic Lincoln Trust has secured a £1.4m donation for the Lincoln Castle Revealed project.

The generous donation is being made by the David Ross Foundation, which helps children and young people discover their strengths through a wide-range of world-class opportunities focusing on education, sports, arts and the community.

The money will go towards the creation of a new underground home to showcase Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest, which will be named the David P.J. Ross Magna Carta Vault in honour of the foundation's contribution.

Rotherham gains White Ribbon status

Rotherham has been awarded White Ribbon status in recognition of its contribution and ongoing efforts to tackle domestic abuse. The White Ribbon campaign is an international movement created by a group of men, for men, who pledge to work together to end violence against women. To obtain White Ribbon status, the town had to demonstrate the ongoing commitment of communities, businesses and partners to tackling domestic abuse.


Service for girls killed in Conisbrough crash

A community coping with grief and loss has come together today to say a final farewell to the two teenage girls killed in the tragic car accident which claimed five young lives. Yesterday 18-year-old Bartosz Bortniczak was laid to rest. Today the young women were remembered at a joint service in Doncaster. Many school pupils joined the families of Megan Storey and Jordanna Goodwin, who were both 16-years-old. Services for Arpad Kore and Blake Cairns are to be held on Thursday and Friday. Frazer Maude reports

Asian girls 'too frightened' to go into Rotherham following child exploitation scandal backlash

There are claims Asian girls are too frightened to go into Rotherham's town centre because of an alarming backlash in the wake of the child exploitation scandal.Three months ago the Jay Report highlighted how authorities had failed 1400 girls who were abused there - mainly at the hands of British Pakistani men.Today the town's MP, Sarah Champion, said she'd met a growing number of Asian girls who have faced physical and verbal abuse from racists, apparently as revenge for what had happened to white girls in the town. David Hirst reports.


Ryan Smith to help switch on Skegness lights

Christmas lights in Skegness are to be switched on with the help of Ryan Smith, a teenager who is recovering after suffering brain damage in a bicycle crash.

Ryan Smith to help switch on Skegness lights

Ryan was not wearing a helmet at the time and his family have set up the Ryan Smith Foundation to raise awareness of the importance of wearing a helmet when riding bikes.

The event at The Hildreds Shopping Centre is on 27th November at 7pm and will be led by the town's Mayor, Cllr George Saxon.

Click here for more about Ryan.

Aid worker urges British security cohesion after double questioning

A campaigner who has been distributing aid to Syrian refugees has described the appalling conditions he witnessed, as people flee the conflict there.

Nazim Ali from Bradford travelled three thousand miles to the Turkish-Syrian border to help hundreds of refugees in the town of Reyhani.

He is planning to return next year. But before he does, he is urging British security services to improve the way they work together, after he was spoken to twice by separate agencies - once before he left home and then again when he was held at Manchester airport when he got back.

Lisa Adlam has his story:

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