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Bomb scare shuts Goole police station

Goole Police Station has been closed to the public after an unexploded device was handed in at the front counter.

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Staff have been evacuated and the building has been closed whilst advice is sought from the EOD (Explosive Ordnance Disposal) regarding safe disposal of the object.

The device is believed to be from World War Two and is described as a shell which is approximately 6ins long and 2ins wide.

All members of the public are urged to stay away from the police station until the device has been made safe.

Leeds MP blasts NHS England as 'cowards' in fight for drugs

An MP from Leeds says he is "disgusted" at the way NHS England have acted towards families, charities and ministers after senior officials failed to attend a meeting.

Greg Mulholland MP met life sciences minister George Freeman MP yesterday, and took along representatives from several charities and drugs companies.

He said that despite receiving a face-to-face assurance from NHS England official Anthony Prudhoe that he would be present at the meeting, NHS England failed to show up.

Mr Mulholland said he is "disgusted at NHS England cowards for failing to be answerable for their own mess."

He added that during the meeting yesterday, it emerged that NHS England had clearly been misleading the life sciences minister.

The MP has also tabled a parliamentary motion calling on Jeremy Hunt to use his power and intervene.

We have ministers saying the decision is not down to them, but rather NHS England. But NHS England are repeatedly failing to reply to letters or even turn up to meetings despite Anthony Prudhoe telling me they will attend, and ministers are wrongly claim they are unable to intervene when their power to do so is set out clearly in black and white.

I am disgusted at the NHS England cowards for failing to be answerable for their own mess, and for completely letting down the 180 people who desperately need treatment. Ministers absolutely must intervene, and with people's lives at stake, they must do so now.

– Greg Mulholland MP

Mr Mulholland is campaigning for NHS England to announce interim funding for the just 180 people across the UK who are affected by the ultra-rare diseases such as Morquio disease - which affects Mulholland's six year-old constituent Sam Brown from Otley.

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Hull City handed FA fine for failing to control players

Hull have been fined £30,000 by the Football Association for failing to control their players against Leicester on March 14, the governing body has announced.

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City initially denied the charge but were on Friday found guilty of "failing to ensure its players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion".

The incident was brought about by the reaction of a number of Hull players after Alex Bruce was booked by referee Jon Moss following a tackle on Riyad Mahrez.

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Appeal for witnesses after racially aggravated incident

Police in Grimsby have appealed for witnesses after a racially aggravated incident at Luxemore Services.

The incident happened between 1530 and 1630 on Sunday 1 March.

A customer is alleged to have become involved in a disagreement with a cashier in the service station.

In the course of the disagreement some abusive remarks of a racial nature were said to have been made to the cashier.

Other customers were in the store at the time and police would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the incident.

Woman sentenced for attempting to smuggle 55,000 cigarettes

A woman from West Yorkshire has been sentenced for attempting to smuggle 55,000 cigarettes.

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Shantaz Bi, 42, from Dewsbury, wrapped the packets in tin foil to hide them.

She has been sentenced to six months, suspended for two years after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Ms Bi was stopped by officers from the UK Border Force (UKBF) at Birmingham Airport on her arrival from Pakistan in September 2014.

A search of her eight suitcases revealed the non UK-duty paid cigarettes, worth an estimated £13,000 in lost duty and taxes.

Daughter of cycling star to ride in Tour de Yorkshire women's event

The daughter of cycling great Beryl Burton is set to ride in the Tour de Yorkshire Ride Cycletta, a mass participation cycle ride for women along the route of the Tour de Yorkshire.

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Denise Burton-Cole will take on the 50km sportive on Sunday 3rd May.

She rode alongside her mother for Great Britain in the 1972 World Championship and won bronze in the 1975 World Individual Pursuit Championship.

I am absolutely delighted to be taking part in this event. It is fantastic for Yorkshire to have an international cycle race and for a mass participation women’s event to run alongside it on the last day is terrific. I can’t wait to be part of it.

– Denise Burton-Cole

Nearly 300 women have already signed up for to ride in the Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Cycletta Ride.

It is great to have Denise in the Tour de Yorkshire Cycletta Ride. Denise was inspired by her mother to take up cycling and went on to become a medal winner and now Denise is inspiring other women to take up the sport.

– Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire
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