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Yorkshire author writes book about Jeremy Bamber case

Thirty years after the murder of a family of five which shocked the nation, a Yorkshire author says she has written the definitive book on the subject.

The man who carried out the cold blooded killings - Jeremy Bamber - has maintained his innocence for years - but Carol Ann Lee says despite extensive inquiries she can find no one who says Bamber did not do it.

Bamber is still trying to win his freedom from his cell in Wakefield Prison.

Chris Kiddey reports:

Man travels 3,500 miles across Europe to commemorate WW1 centenary

A man who has spent the last three months cycling, walking and climbing across Europe to raise money for the Royal British Legion and a German Veterans' charity says he wanted to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

Phil Brotherton from Keighley travelled 3,500 miles along the front lines from Gallipoli in Turkey back to the UK leaving 2015 poppies on the route, in memory of the soldiers on both sides who died.

He popped into the Calendar studio to speak about his journey:


Fundraising campaign launched for Conley Thompson

A fundraising campaign has been launched to help meet the funeral costs of seven-year-old Conley Thompson who died earlier this week after becoming trapped in a pipe on a building site near Barnsley.

More than £1000 has been raised so far with donations coming from across our region.

It comes as South Yorkshire Police have appealed for help in tracing Conley's movements on Sunday evening.

Martin Fisher reports:

20-year-old student killed in York stabbing incident

A man who was killed in a stabbing incident in York on Monday evening has been named as 20-year-old Liam Paul Miller from the village of Terrington near Malton.

Liam Paul Miller Credit: North Yorkshire Police

His family have issued a statement saying they are absolutely devastated by his death.

Liam was studying graphic design and illustration at Liverpool University. Detectives are continuing their investigations into the events that led to his death.

They have confirmed that they are treating the attack on a second victim – the man who went to Liam’s assistance and was also stabbed - as attempted murder.

A 19-year-old man who was arrested at the scene, remains in hospital where he continues to receive medical treatment. On discharge from hospital he will be taken into police custody for questioning.

We are absolutely devastated by Liam’s untimely death. We cannot put into words the shock and disbelief we feel about what has happened. Liam was just 20 years old and had his whole life ahead of him. He had returned home for the summer from Liverpool University where he was studying graphic design and illustration. We will miss him more than words can say.

– Family statement


Total UK fined £1.4m over oil worker's death

Total UK Limited have been fined £1.4 million after a major fire led to the death of a worker at an oil refinery in North Lincolnshire.

Robert Greenacre Credit: Family picture

Robert Greenacre, 24, from Grimsby was working near a crude oil distillation unit just before the fire broke out at the Lindsey Oil Refinery (TLOR) in Immingham on 29th June 2010.

The Health and Safety Executive prosecuted the oil giant after an investigation found a fire was caused by an uncontrolled release of crude oil.

Credit: Health and Safety Executive

Hull Crown Court heard today (29 July) that Mr Greenacre who was a contracted fitter was working with a colleague beneath a distillation column containing hot crude oil. The job required them to open equipment beneath the column. When an item of equipment was opened, the crude oil was released. A short time later it ignited. Mr Greenacre’s colleague was able to escape the scene suffering minor burns, Robert did not escape and died beneath the column.

The court also heard operators of major accident hazard establishments must have in place a functioning system of risk assessment for all tasks where hazardous substances could be released.

Total UK Limited pleaded guilty to breaching Regulation 4 of the Control of Major Accident Hazards Regulations 1999 (COMAH) and were fined £1.4 million and ordered to pay £34,084.05 in costs.

Despite the outcome of this case, it doesn’t change how we have been affected. Rob was our world. We have been left with a shattered and empty future, we are heart broken and changed forever.

– Robert Greenacre's family
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