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Man dies in depot collision at Sherburn in Elmet

North Yorkshire Police have launched an investigation after a man died at a depot in Sherburn in Elmet. Officers were called by the ambulance service at around 8.30am this morning to reports of a collision at a Wincanton distribution centre run on behalf of Sainsbury's.

The collision involved a tractor unit - known as a shunter vehicle - and a male pedestrian in the loading area of the premises.

Sadly, the pedestrian, a man in his fifties from the Wakefield area who was employed by Wincanton, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the collision. His next of kin have been informed of his death.


Fund raising day in memory of child knocked off bike

A fund raising event has been held in Grimsby in memory of an 11 year old who was knocked from her bike and killed in the town.

The event to raise money for Jodie Rogers' funeral took place on the day a petition to improve safety on the road where she was killed, reached over 1000 signatures.

The community have now raised £5,500, and any money left will be donated to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Former Labour MP Richard Caborn pays tribute to Denis Healey

Tributes have been paid to Denis Healey, who has died at the age of 98.

Lord Healey was a Labour MP in Leeds for forty years before entering the House of Lords in 1992.

He served as both Defence Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer in the 1970s. But he lost out to left winger Michael Foot in the fight to become Labour's leader.

Former Labour MP Richard Caborn says Denis Healey helped to turn the country's economy around.

Find Ben Needham account unblocked by Find Madeleine campaign

Administrators of the Twitter account set up to help the search for Ben Needham say their access to Madeleine McCann's official page has been restored.

Earlier today we reported that @findmadeleine had blocked @FindBenNeedham from following them on the social media site, because @findmadeleine did not approve of some personal accounts followed by Ben's campaign group, which took an anti-McCann stance

There was a great deal of discussion on social media about the decision. A comment posted by @findmadeleine earlier defended the move, with the person running the site saying they had every right to block anyone "who thwarts the search for Madeleine via social media."

Ben's mum Kerry said earlier : "Ben's campaign has never been anti McCann - we can't help the fact that some members of the public give their opinion about the McCann case just the same as people give their opinion about Ben's case."

Administrators of Ben's Twitter page now say that access from their UK and Greek accounts has been un-blocked.

York Rescue Boat warns about river dangers after drunk man saved from drowning

A drunk man was saved from drowning in the River Ouse in York last night. The man dived off the Ouse Bridge in the city centre and was taken ashore by the York Rescue boat - a charity run by volunteers set up in the wake of several drownings.The man, in his thirties, was taken to hospital for a check up. His rescuers say he could easily have lost his life.


Police arrest three men after elderly man found injured in Maltby

Police have arrested three men after an elderly man was found injured in his own home in Maltby.

The men, two aged 19 and a 23-year-old, all from the local area, were arrested today on suspicion of attempted murder.

Police were called to a property on Salisbury Road on Friday after an 80-year-old man was found collapsed.

The elderly man remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

The three men have been detained and are helping police with enquiries.

Yorkshire Ripper 'allowed out for trip to hospital eye unit'

The Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe was allowed out of Broadmoor to visit an NHS eye clinic, according to The Sun.

The newspaper published a picture of him without handcuffs at Surrey's Frimley Park Hospital.

He reportedly shared a joke with guards during the trip. The notorious killer is reportedly undergoing tests at the eye clinic as doctors try to save his sight. Sutcliffe was jailed for life in 1981 for the murder of 13 women and attempted murder of seven others.

Man rescued after diving into River Ouse in York

A drunk man was rescued after diving into the River Ouse in York last night.

The man, in his thirties, jumped off the middle of the Ouse Bridge in the city centre.

Volunteers from the York Rescue boat pulled him out and he was taken to hospital.

Dave Benson, who helps to run the charity which operates the boat , says without their help the man could have drowned in the cold water.

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