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Yorkshire Ambulance Service short of 50 posts

Yorkshire Ambulance Service has nearly 50 posts for qualified ambulance technicians and paramedics lying vacant, according to new figures.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service has nearly 50 posts for qualified ambulance staff lying vacant

East Midlands Ambulance Service is also short of 20 members of staff, the freedom of information request by the Labour party revealed. The trusts say they are actively recruiting to fill the roles.


Campaigners gather in Lincoln to protest over proposed fire service cuts

Protestors have been gathering in Lincoln to show their opposition to proposed cuts to the fire service.

Show of strength in Lincolnshire over proposed cuts to the fire service Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The Defend Our Fire Services march started at St Martin's Square at the top of the High Street and was aimed at increasing public awareness to the effect cuts would have to response time and coverage by the service.

'Onesie' attack victim wrongly targeted, say police

A 24-year-old man who was attacked outside a Leeds bar was wrongly targeted say police.

Police release CCTV image in relation to unprovoked attack

The victim, who was wearing a red Christmas onesie, was left with a broken jaw after the unprovoked attack.

The suspect hit the man after he had been ejeted from the Revolution bar following an earlier altercation with another man wearing a red Power Ranges costume.

"The victim was left seriously injured in what we believe was a completely unprovoked attack where it appears he was mistaken for someone the suspect had been involved in a scuffle with earlier on the dancefloor.

I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who thinks they know the identity of the person involved or the other man who was with him. We are continuing to check CCTV in the area and are hopeful that will assist the investigation."

– Det Constable Kate Hutton, West Yorkshire Police


Sir John Major dismisses UKIP general election threat during Lincs visit

Sir John Major has dismissed the threat of UKIP at this year's general election, during a visit to Lincolnshire.

Sir John Major Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The former Tory Prime Minister was in Woodhall Spa, to give his backing to the Conservative candidate for the Louth and Horncastle constituency, Victoria Atkins.

UKIP are expected to compete strongly for seats in Lincolnshire like Boston and Skegness - after growing support at the local and European elections. But Sir John insists the party does not have a long term future.

Teenager rescued after trying to save cliff fall dog

A 17-year-old teenager, who tried to rescue his dog after it had gone over a cliff edge, had to be rescued himself.

RAF Rescue helicopter was dispatach from Leconfield to rescue the teenager

Humber Maritime Rescue centre received an emergency call around 3.15pm on January 29, 2015 to say the teenager was stuck on cliffs at Sewerby in East Yorkshire.

The teenager's mother said he had tried to rescue their dog which had gone over the cliff. The dog had managed to make its own way back leaving the 17-year-old stuck on an icy ledge.

The RAF Rescue Helicopter based at Leconfield was dispatched to resuce to boy.

"This was a well executed rescue and was resolved quickly. However my message oce again is for dog owners to keep their pets on a lead when they are close to the fliff edges. Also,members of the public should never climb ofr descend cliffs in order to carry out a rescue themselves. The weather on that day was inclement, and a snow flurry had just engulfed the area, making the cliffs even more treacherous.'

– Mike Puplett Watch Manager
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