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Fears grow for three missing from Lincolnshire

Fears are growing for the safety of several people from our region caught up in the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

Nepal earthquake Credit: Tehmoor Khan

Three people from Lincolnshire are still missing following the deadly tremor on Saturday.

Meanwhile a woman from Hull, who is six months pregnant, is still stranded in the country.

Eleanor Walker Corriette was in the capital Kathmandu when the earthquake struck. Her family are now desperate to bring her home.

Inquest told gas safety device had been disconnected

The inquests into the deaths of children Christi and Bobby Shepherd from carbon monoxide poisoning at a holiday complex in Corfu have been told a gas safety device had been turned off on their bungalow water boiler probably just a day earlier.

Inquest told gas safety device had been disconnected Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Christi, who was seven and her six-year-old brother died in October 2006 when carbon monoxide fumes leaked into the bungalow they were staying in with their family.

The hearing in Wakefield was told there were four separate faults with the water boiler which the bungalow shared with a neighbouring property.

The day before the children fell ill, visitors staying in the adjacent bungalow complained that they had problems with their hot water supply, so maintenance men at the Louis Corcyra resort were sent to investigate.

The inquest was told that a gas safety device was disconnected - probably on the same day.

The evening of the next day, the children, their father Neil and his then partner and now wife Ruth fell ill.

The children died from CO fumes which had leaked from the faulty boiler into the bungalow. Neil and Ruth were left in a coma for several days.

The hearing continues.


Emmerdale nominated for dozen gongs at Soap Awards

Emmerdale is up for a dozen gongs at this year's British Soap Awards.

Emmerdale nominee actress Natalie Anderson, who plays Alicia Metcalfe
Emmerdale nominee actor Michael Parr who plays Ross Barton

The soap, which is made at ITV Yorkshire , has been nominated in a dozen categories in the annual awards which take place next month.

Among the Emmerdale nominees are Michael Parr, who plays Ross Barton, who is up for Best Actor and best -on screen partnership with Verity Rushworth, who played Donna Windsor.

Natalie Anderson, who plays Alicia Metcalfe, is also up for two awards - best actress and best dramatic performance.

Man charged over Richmond assault

A 23-year-old man has been charged in connection with a serious assault in Richmond at the weekend.

It happened when a local man in his 40s suffered a serious head injury when he was assaulted near to the entrance to the Georgian Theatre on Victoria Road between 11.10pm and 11.25pm on Saturday 25 April 2015.

A man is due to appear at Northallerton Magistrates' Court today over the incident.

A 38-year-old also arrested in connection with the assault has been released on police bail.

100 tonnes of scrap cars on fire in Sheffield

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a scrap metal recycling plant next to the M1 in Sheffield.

100 tonnes of scrap cars on fire in Sheffield Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Around a 100 tonnes of compressed vehicles have caught fire sending smoke across the motorway carriageways near Meadowhall.

Firefighters are trying to separate the waste materials to bring the blaze under control. The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Woman found dead in Keighley thought to be local

Detectives investigating the death of a woman from Keighley have said she is believed to be from the local area and around 60-years-old.

Her body was found in bushes at the rear of a house at Vernon Court in the town on Sunday at around 3.55pm.

We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this ladies death today and a post mortem will be conducted.

Forensic officers have been conducting enquiries at the scene and we have speaking with residents and neighbours in the area as we seek to build up a picture of what took place.

The death is currently been treated as unexplained pending further enquires to determine if there are any suspicious circumstances or not."

– Det Chief Insp Steve Snow, West Yorkshire Police
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