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Late night demo over cuts to Lincolnshire fire service

Campaigners have held a demonstration over proposed cuts to Lincolnshire fire and rescue service.

Protesters turned out to campaign against a reduction in the number of firefighters and cutting back on service cover at night. It's thought the plans could save around 1.3 million pounds. The fire service say they're confident the proposals will have no significant impact on protecting the public.

Man jailed for seven years for historical child sex offences

A man has been jailed for a total of seven years today after he was found guilty of historical sexual offences against children.

Jamal Mohammed Raheem-ul-Nasir Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Jamal Mohammed Raheem-ul-Nasir, aged 31, of Firthcliffe Grove, Liversedge was sentenced to terms of four years and three years at Leeds Crown Court respectively for offences carried out when his victims were aged nine and 14.


Vigils held in memory of Pakistan massacre victims

Vigils are being held in memory of the pupils and teachers killed in a school massacre in Pakistan.

More than a hundred and forty people lost their lives in the attack, which targeted a school run by the country's military in Peshawar.

Today the Muslim community in Yorkshire has condemned the attacks as "barbaric and cowardly ". Bradford is tonight paying its own tribute to the victims.

Hull's emergency night shelter re-opens

An emergency night shelter in Hull has reopened - thanks to the generosity of local people. Hull Harp, based in Dock House, was forced to shut earlier this year due to a lack of funding.

But after business and schools rallied around raising money and donating food, the charity's now preparing to give those who would otherwise be on the streets during the festive season a Christmas to remember. Helen Steel reports.

Council bosses in North Yorkshire react to funding cut

Council bosses in North Yorkshire are to face a funding reduction of £21 million following the financial settlement for local government.

Officials say major savings are still required, and that a rise in council tax remains necessary.

"It confirms the accuracy of our planning, and emphasises the extremely difficult and challenging predicament in which we find ourselves."

– County Councillor Carl Les, the County Council’s Deputy Leader

The County Council is on track to save £94m over the four years ending in March 2015, and the announcement today confirms that it will have to find a further £73m over the next four years.

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