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Jackie Roberts: Megan's death especially difficult as universities resume

Jackie Roberts, whose daughter was one of three people who drowned in York's rivers last winter, has been speaking to ITV Calendar about coping with the loss of her daughter.

She explained how this has been an especially difficult time as students return to York University where Megan would have been due to start her third year.

Jackie told Christine it would also have been Megan's 21st birthday this week:

Families launch York river safety campaign

The loved ones of three young people who have drowned after nights out in York this year today joined forces to spearhead a new safety campaign to try and prevent further tragedies.

In the space of a just a few weeks, 20 year-old Megan Roberts, Ben Clarkson who was 22 and 18 year-old Tyler Pearson died in the city's rivers.

Today, as police and the local council outlined their own safety campaigns, the families released emotional videos highlighting the trauma of their loss.

Lisa Adlam reports:


Joyce Thacker leaves Rotherham Council by 'mutual agreement'

Joyce Thacker has left her role as director of children's services on Rotherham Council by "mutual agreement" according to a council statement.

Joyce Thacker resigns from Rotherham Council

Ms Thacker had come under fire after the publication of a report into child abuse in the town.

She is the latest official in the area to leave their post following the report.

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright stepped down this week after almost a month of pressure.

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