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Chef: I'm backing the sugar tax

The growing problem of child obesity is being discussed Parliament today - as some MPs are calling for a sugar tax and restrictions on advertising when children are watching.

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In Bradford, chef Andie Laidlaw, who work's for Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food, said:

I'm all for the sugar tax. The NHS is in crisis, it's virtually bankrupt, because it's dealing with illnesses which are completely preventable. If you put bad things inside you like fizzy drinks and crisps and snacks and pop stuff like that it's going to have an effect on your life.

– Andie Laidlaw

Dentist Nigel Rosenbaum fron Dronfield said:

There has been a benefit in countries which have have adopted sugar tax they have seen a significant ten per cent drop in the numbers of people consuming these drinks.

– Nigel Rosenbaum

Travel: M606 in Bradford closed due to flooding

The M606 in Bradford is closed in both directions between the exit and entry slip roads at junction 3 due to flooding.

A diversion is taking drivers off and then back on the motorway at the junction. The road is likely to remain closed during the evening rush hour.

Highways England contractors are currently on-site and are working to clear the flood water from the carriageway as quickly as possible.

Drivers using this section of the M606 are advised to plan their journeys and allow some extra time to reach their destinations.


Police hunt two men following Leeds McDonald's robbery

Police are searching for two men following a robbery at the Mcdonald's on Low Road in Hunslet this morning.

Do you recognise this man? Credit: West Yorkshire Police

The suspects allegedly threatened staff with garden tools and forced a member of staff to open the safe.

The pair also took money from a till before running off towards Joseph Street.

The robbery happened in Hunslet Credit: West Yorkshire Police

One of the men was described as white and thin and was wearing a grey tracksuit with a dark grey stripe down the arms with a logo on the left side of his chest.

The other suspect was white and wore black clothing with white stripes on the sleeve.

CCTV images released following supermarket robbery

Humberside Police have released CCTV stills of a man they would like to identify following an supermarket robbery.

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Humberside Police

The robbery took place at Sainsbury’s Local, Anlaby Road, Hull at around 7.10am on Sunday November 29 when a man wearing a black motorcycle helmet entered the store and threatened staff with a gun, before demanding money.

He then stole a member of staff’s handbag and left the area on a black moped in the direction of Anlaby.

Police want to trace this man following a robbery Credit: Humberside Police

Humberside Police say no one was injured in the incident and described the suspect as around 6ft tall, of medium build. He wore dark grey tracksuit bottoms, with blue stripes; a black bomber-style jacket with a white lining and black gloves. He spoke with a local accent.


Concern for missing Rotherham teenager

Police in Rotherham say they are extremely concerned about a missing Slovakian teenager.

Dana Dzudzova was last seen getting into a car in Rotherham Credit: South Yorkshire Police

17-year-old Dana Dzudzova was last seen at around 4pm on Sunday when she was talking to the occupants of a black BMW in the Hatherley Road area of Eastwood, in the town.

It is believed that Dana then left the area in the BMW and has not been seen since.

The car is described as black with green/yellow stickers on the bonnet and front doors, black wheels, black tinted rear windows and a spoiler.

Dana is around 5ft 6ins tall and was last seen wearing a silver zip-up top, blue jeans and white trainers.

South Yorkshire Police say Dana’s disappearance is out of character and family and friends are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

Thieves steal town's Christmas decorations

A town in North Yorkshire is facing a dark Christmas after thieves stole their seasonal decorations.

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Knaresborough's festive displays, including a four foot tall waving Santa and a reindeer were taken from the lawn outside Knaresborough House on the town's High Street sometime on Thursday night.

The fixtures, which are loaned to the town's council are lit up with fair lights and has caused upset in the community, according to North Yorkshire Police.

Officers went on to say the transformer used to power the lights was not taken, making the stolen displays difficult to switch on.

Poll: Should there be a zero tolerance policy for drink-driving?

From the beginning of December, police forces across England and Wales are launching their annual Christmas Drink and Drug campaign - targeting anyone over the limit.

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As police forces in our region join the nation-wide crackdown, road safety charity Brake is calling for tougher punishments for those who break the law.

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