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Yorkshire man returns from Kurdistan after fighting Isis

A Yorkshire security guard has returned home after travelling to Kurdistan - to fight against the terrorist organisation Isis

Yasir Abdulla has spent six months fighting in Kurdistan, the home country he left 15 years ago to move to Britain, because he was appalled at the brutality of the organisation he says has tortured and killed his countrymen and women.

We cannot independently verify the pictures in this report, but Yasir says they were filmed by him in an area of Northern Iraq which I.S is attempting to infiltrate.

Michael Billington reports

Hidden golden tickets hoped to encourage more on to public transport

A competition which involves 1000 golden tickets has been launched in Lincoln to encourage more people to use buses.

Golden envelopes will be hidden on seats of five bus services in the LN6 area in the hope it will encourage people to leave their cars behind in favour of the bus.

Prizes inlcude bus tickets, book vouchers and two iPad Minis. Hayley Cook from 'Access LN6' at Lincolnshire County Council has been talking about the idea.


Police appeal to trace missing Leeds man

Police are appealing for information to find a man who has gone missing from Leeds.

Paul Tillotson Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Paul Tillotson, aged 45, was reported missing from an address in Horsforth at about 6.30pm yesterday (Sunday March 1, 2015).

Enquiries have shown his cashcard was used in Scarborough earlier that day.

"Mr Tillotson's family are very concerned for his welfare and we would like to hear from anyone who knows his current whereabouts. He may be in the Scarborough area and we would like to hear from anyone there who may have seen him.

He is described as white 6ft tall, with brown hair, which is going grey. He was wearing a black and white coat which buttons at the side, black shirt, blue trousers and brown leather boots."

– Insp Mark Birkett, West Yorkshire Police

Harvey's Law for pets to be brought in

New laws surrounding how authorities deal with animals killed on the roads are to be brought in.

A petition by a pet owner from Halifax sparked a debate in Westminster after it reached 100,000 signatures.

Nina Blackburn's friend spent 13 weeks looking for her dog Harvey, and the pair wanted MPs to discuss laws making it compulsory for animals to be scanned for microchips.

Colne Valley MP, Jason McCartney tweeted from the debate that the Transport Minister would implement the law known as Harvey's Law:

Police in Sheffield searching for missing 15-year-old girl

Police in Sheffield are searching for a teenage girl who has been missing since Sunday night.

Courtney has been missing since Sunday night Credit: South Yorkshire Police

15 year-old Courtney Brown was last seen at around 9pm yesterday on Manchester Road, in the Deepcar area of the city.

Courtney is described by police as being white, around 5ft 4ins tall with long brown hair, with tattoos of 'mum' and 'dad' on her wrist and a tongue piercing.

She was last seen wearing a hooded top, grey jogging bottoms and black ankle boots.

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