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Junior doctor contract talks reach 'end of the road'

A picket line outside Bristol Royal Infirmary, Bristol. Credit: PA

New contracts could be imposed on junior doctors by the Health Secretary after union leaders rejected his "best and final offer".

The Government's chief negotiator, Sir David Dalton, had warned talks were at "the end of the road" should the British Medical Association not endorse his latest offer by Wednesday afternoon.

Instead the BMA again called on the Health Secretary to accept its own proposed pay model and withdraw his threat to force through changes, even though the Government has refused to "remove that from the table".

A 24-hour strike by medics will end at 8am today.

Driver held up in Scunthorpe knife robbery

Humberside Police are investigating after a driver was held up and robbed by two men at knifepoint in Scunthorpe.

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Detectives say a black Ford Focus braked suddenly in front of the victim's car - causing them both to stop when a man opened the passenger door and produced the knife.

He told the victim to drive to a nearby access road where the second offender appeared.

The pair stole the victim’s wallet, before throwing his car keys away before escaping on a bicycle.

Police say the incident happened between 5:45pm and 6pm on Monday 8th February on Warren Road.


Barnsley man jailed for 18 years for sexual abuse of girl

Paul Fury was charged with multiple child sexual offences Credit: South Yorkshire Police

A 46-year-old Barnsley man has been jailed for 18-years for sexually abusing a young girl for nearly a decade.

Paul Fury from Wombwell appeared before Sheffield Crown Court on Friday 5 February to receive his sentence after being found guilty of 13 non-recent offences including rape, gross indecency and inciting and female aged between 13 and 15 to engage in sexual activity.

The jury heard how Fury subjected his victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to nearly a decade of sexual abuse from when she was around seven-years-old.

In March 2015 his victim, now an adult, called South Yorkshire Police and told them about the abuse.

Fury was interviewed and later charged with multiple child sexual offences.

The victim has demonstrated incredible courage, coming forward to disclose years and years of awful abuse. Fury refused to accept his guilt and put his victim through a trial process, where his horrific crimes were highlighted before the courts. I hope the result at court last week offers the victim some form of closure as she begins to rebuild her life.

– Detective Constable Liz Portman from Barnsley’s Public Protection Unit

Four arrested in connection with Sheffield shootings

Two men, one woman and a teenage boy have today been arrested in connection with two Sheffield shootings.

A 17-year-old boy, 20-year-old woman and two men aged 19 and 20, who are all from Sheffield, have been arrested for conspiracy to commit murder and conspiracy to commit burglary in relation to the incidents.

On Boxing Day, it was reported that a gun had been fired at a pub in Main Street, Grenoside.

A 26-year-old man was injured in the incident.

On Wednesday 20 January, a 25-year-old man was admitted to hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg following reports that gunshots had been fired on Penistone Road North at about 2pm.

Both men have since been discharged from hospital.

The four people arrested currently remain in police custody.


Dynamo announces two more Leeds Arena shows

Dynamo is one of the world’s best known magicians Credit: PA

Bradford magician Dynamo has added a final two extra shows to his UK tour, Seeing Is Believing at Leeds Arena

Dynamo hit our TV screens just over four years ago with his first series of Magician Impossible.

He has quickly established himself as one of the world’s best known magicians.

The series has been broadcast in over 180 countries globally, reaching a cumulative audience around the world of more than 400 million people.

I’ve been overwhelmed by the support I’ve had from all the fans over the last six months on tour and I’m looking to pull out all the stops for these final shows, which will be a huge celebration of magic and probably the last time I will perform in the UK for a while.

– Dynamo
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