Nottinghamshire County Council has told staff they are introducing a blanket ban on having a cigarette during the working day.
The ban is intended to apply to anyone in uniform - even on the way to work. But is this latest attack on smokers a step too far? We sent Martin Fisher to Mansfield to find out.
Gary Barlow has revealed that two local actors are among the cast for his musical "The Girls". In a tweet he says he is proud to announce Ben Hunter, from Hull, as Danny and Josh Benson, from York, as Tommo.
Ben replied saying he was 'buzzing".
"The Girls" is based on the story of the Rylstone WI members in North Yorkshire who bared all in a calendar for charity. The musical, written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth, will have its premiere at Leeds Grand on November 14th.
Dozens of families in the Nether Green area of Sheffield remain out of their homes this evening, while work is being carried out to stem a major gas leak. Residents have been offered food and shelter at a local school - and a bed for the night at Bramall Lane football ground. Here's David Hirst.
A man has been charged with sexual assault following an incident on a canal towpath near Brighouse town centre on September 1st.
Darren Halford, who is 48, and from Brighouse is due to appear at Calderdale Magistrates Court tomorrow.
The iconic poppy sculpture which wowed millions at the Tower of London has been relocated to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of a UK tour.
Wave, which is one part of the stunning war tribute, remembers soldiers who lost their lives in the Great War.
Its new home means thousands more people in our region will be able to see the amazing art work.
Sarah Clark reports:
With just three games left of the season, Yorkshire County Cricket Club are on the brink of winning their second successive county championship title.
They only need a draw down at Middlesex next week after wrapping up victory over Somerset earlier today. And they did that in some style. Chris Dawkes was at Headingley.
Dozens of families are facing a night out of their homes as work goes on to stem a major gas leak in Sheffield. Emergency services evacuated homes in the Nether Green area earlier today - and a 100 metre cordon remains in place around the ruptured pipe. Residents have been offered accommodation at a local school - and have been warned work could go on throughout the night. David Hirst has been following the situation.
By Sam Duffy
Unbeaten boxer Josh Warrington faces Australian Joel Brunker on Saturday evening for the WBC International and Commonwealth Featherweight title.
Warrington will fight in front of a partisan home crowd at First Direct Arena in Leeds in his 22nd professional fight. His opponent Brunker has only lost once in 29 fights.
Leeds-born Warrington has won on all three of his previous visits to the venue, in an atmosphere described by promoter Eddie Hearn as ‘one of the best in world boxing’.
If victorious, Warrington is targeting a domestic featherweight showdown with Lee Selby, with the possible venue being Leeds United’s Elland Road.
A woman from Bradford says her life has been transformed by undergoing radical surgery to increase her height.
Sanika Hussain had her legs broken in two places - and they were then lengthened by three and a half inches.
Sanika, who says she was bullied as a child for being small, spent a year unable to walk at all.
She is still less than five feet tall but says the treatment has given her a new found confidence.
Chris Kiddey reports: