Councillors and senior public officials could go to prison for up to five years if they fail to protect children from sexual exploitation, under new plans being considered by the government.
More than 100 drivers have been caught in an undercover operation by Humberside Police in the last week searching for motorists not paying enough attention behind the wheel.
Some were spotted making phone calls, texting, not wearing their seatbelts and even one who was reading at the wheel.
They were all spotted by officers in an unmarked lorry which helps them specifically target HGV drivers.
PC Barry Gardner says the majority of HGV drivers are faultless, but there are a select few whose behaviour is cause for concern:
The Fire Service in Hull have launched a campaign to raise awareness for prostate cancer by turning one of their fire-engines blue.
The city's firefighters have teamed up with charity, Men United, and are encouraging employees and local people to get involved.
Police in Wakefield are appealing for information to trace a missing Outwood man.
58-year-old Stephen Pollard from Newton Lane, Outwood who has been missing since February 27th.
His silver Mazda 6 was recovered yesterday from Balk Lane in Stanley and officers have been searching in the area.
He is described as white, medium build about 1.73m in height with brown eyes and grey receding hair. He was wearing jeans, a t shirt, green coat, black shoes and glasses.
A man has been arrested in connection with a stabbing and attempted robbery in Boston.
Police were called to the Gassy Pad area, near the Sluice Bridge, shortly after 10pm on Monday night after a 46 year-old man was assaulted. The victim was treated at Boston Pilgrim Hospital for a stab injury.
A short time later, a 25 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of GBH, possession of an offensive weapon and attempted robbery. He was suffering from self-inflicted injuries and is currently receiving treatment in hospital under police guard.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, Dr Alan Billings, says that he welcomes the Prime Minister's new initiatives for tackling child sexual exploitation.
However he goes on to say Rotherham 'desperately' needs to turn a corner - something which only adequate funding can achieve:
David Greenwood, a solicitor who represents 39 victims of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, said:
South Yorkshire Police say the level of scrutiny around their role in the reported 1,400 cases of child sexual exploitation uncovered in the Jay Report last August is 'completely understandable'.
The force say there has been a "significant increase" in the number of officers investigating child sexual exploitation cases:
The Leeds Fans LLP group has said it hopes to meet actor Russell Crowe in April to discuss the club's future ownership.
Hollywood star Crowe prompted speculation he may be ready to make a bid for Leeds recently, when he asked his 1.6million Twitter followers whether he should buy the club.
The 50-year-old has been a lifelong fan of the Whites, and Leeds Fans LLP said in a statement:
Leeds LLP made contact with Crowe, who asked the group to watch a six-episode show of the work he has done as co-owner of NRL side South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Were Crowe, the man who played Maximus in Gladiator, to actively pursue involvement with an investment, he could use the LLP group as a vehicle.
LLP is limited liability partnership which will invite Leeds supporters to become partners by buying stakes worth £100. A maximum of 100,000 stakes are to be made available with fans able to buy up to 1,000, with each stake worth one vote.