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Jessica Ennis-Hill involved in charity golf tournament

Sheffield star Jessica Ennis-Hill has taken part in a charity golf tournament at Hallamshire Golf Club today.

Jessica Ennis-Hill putting on the 18th Credit: ITV News

The Olympic champion recently won heptathlon gold at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing.

Jessica Ennis-Hill with the event organiser Dan Walker Credit: ITV News

Several other sporting stars including Alan Shearer and jockey AP McCoy were involved in The Dan Walker Golf Day, a private tournament which aims to raise £30,000 for Sheffield Children's Hospital.

Celebrities line up ahead of the tournament Credit: ITV News

Eggborough Power Station to close next year

Eggborough Power Station will close next year.

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Up to 240 jobs are expected to go when the plant ceases generating power in March 2016, the owners have announced.

Eggborough Power Limited (EPL) says consultation with staff and further talks with government bodies are underway.

The coal-fired power station requires additional funding of £200 million over the next three years to continue generating power, which is financially unsustainable for the 53 year old plant.

It is the latest blow for the area. In May, energy firm SSE announced the closure of Ferrybridge Power Station with the loss of more than 170 staff jobs and hundreds more contractors. The plant is likely to close within a year. Its owners said the station, which is nearly 50 years old, is uneconomic to run with government policy favouring greener forms of energy production.

And less than 10 miles from Eggborough, Kellingley Colliery is set to close in December this year with the loss of hundreds of jobs.

We are deeply saddened at the prospect of potentially ceasing generation at Eggborough Power Station and believe that Eggborough Power could have a significant part to play in ensuring security of supply in the UK electricity market, particularly while there remains great uncertainty around new-build gas-fired generation.

We intend to conduct a thorough consultation process with our employees and their representatives while we continue to consider all options available to us, including seeking to engage with government bodies. Our priority is to support our staff during this difficult time.

– Neil O’Hara, chief executive of Eggborough Power Ltd


CCTV released after Leeds sex attack

Detectives investigating a serious sex attack on a woman in Leeds city centre have released CCTV footage of the attacker.

The 24-year-old victim was approached by the man in Mark Lane at 5.05am on Friday, August 14.

He tried to engage her in conversation before subjecting her to a serious sexual assault.

She resisted and managed to escape.

He was described as black, aged 30 to 40, tall, with a shaved head. He was wearing a long black overcoat and black trousers.

Police say may have been carrying man's shoulder bag.

We believe he may have approached other women in the period leading up to this attack and we would like to hear from anyone who has encountered him.

– Detective Inspector John Dexter, Leeds District CID

Police investigation after Sheffield gun incident

Police are appealing for information after a man was injured in a gun incident in Sheffield last night.

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Police were called to the Timber Tops pub on Shirecliffe Road following reports that a fight had occurred in the car park during which a firearm had been discharged.

Further enquiries located a 23-year-old local man at the Northern General Hospital with a wound consistent with a firearm discharge.

The man has been discharged from hospital.

I understand the discharge of a firearm is concerning to those living locally and we are treating this investigation as a priority with all the resources you would expect. We believe this was as a targeted incident and while I do not believe there is any wider danger to public I understand the shock this will have caused locally and we have significantly increased policing patrols in the area. The injured man, who has since being discharged from hospital, has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and he remains in custody at the present time.

– Detective Sergeant Mark Oughton

Kell Brook set to announce next title defence

Kell Brook is set to announce details of the third defence of his IBF welterweight world title.

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The Sheffield boxer is expected to face Argentinian Diego Chavez at the Motorpoint Arena on 24 October.

Chavez has won 19 of his 26 fights inside the distance with two defeats and one draw.

Brook, 29, beat Jo Jo Dan and Frankie Gavin in his first two title defences.


Concern for missing Chesterfield man

A man who went missing from Chesterfield last week could be in the High Peak.

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Benjamin Titterton, 22, left the Chesterfield Royal Hospital on Friday, August 28.

He was seen in Buxton on Sunday, August 30 and police believe he may still be in the town or High Peak area.

Titterton is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, of a slim build with light brown short hair.

He was seen wearing a red jacket, dark green combat trousers with pockets and khaki boots. He was carrying a Sports Direct carrier bag.

CCTV appeal after Brighouse sex attack

Police have issued pictures of a man they want to speak to in connection with a sex attack in Brighouse.

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The incident happened on the canal towpath near Brighouse centre at around 6.40am on Tuesday morning.

The 22-year-old female victim was walking along the towpath when she was approached by a white man who attempted to sexually attack her. The man fled towards Briggate after the victim resisted.

He was described as 5"9" - 6"0" tall, aged 40-50 years of medium build with a receding hair line.

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We are continuing enquiries into this incident and I would like to speak to anyone who can help identify the man pictured who ran through the centre towards Briggate shortly after the attempted sexual assault. He will have been seen by a number of people out and about at that time of day and we are very keen to trace and speak with him.

– Detective Sergeant Simon Archer, Calderdale CID

Land Rovers destroyed in M62 blaze

Three Land Rovers were destroyed when a car transporter burst into flames on the M62 near Huddersfield last night.

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The driver of the transporter managed to escape unhurt before the fire took hold.

The M62 eastbound was shut for several hours.

Firefighters from Rastrick, Halifax and Rochdale fire stations managed to save four of the seven Land Rover Discovery vehicles the transporter was carrying.

Girl, 14, missing from Lincoln

Police are appealing for information to help find a 14-year-old girl missing from Lincoln.

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Lauren Hall was last seen at her family address in the Birchwood area at around 4pm on Monday afternoon.

She is believed to be wearing blue jeans, a black cardigan with hood, a black padded coat over the top, black trainer-type ankle boots, a cerise/white tracksuit top with matching bottoms, or could be wearing black bottoms with green leaves on them. She is thought to be carrying a large pink handbag. She has long auburn hair and is around 5ft 5in in height.

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