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Lorry carrying cooking oil involved in North Yorkshire collision

Two lanes are closed and there is queueing traffic due to a multi-vehicle accident on A1(M) Southbound between J48 A168 / A6055 (Boroughbridge) and J47 A168 / A59 (Allerton Park).

A lorry involved in the accident is reported to be leaking its load of cooking oil onto the carriageway. The road was fully blocked but one lane has now reopened. The delays are affecting traffic towards Wetherby from Ripon.


Doncaster man jailed for historic sexual offences

An 81-year-old man from Doncaster is expected to remain in jail for the rest of his life after admitting nine counts of non-recent rape of a child.

Edward Milne, of Austen Avenue, Balby, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court today where he was sentenced to 14 years behind bars.

Milne admitted the offences, which spanned an eight-year-period, at a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court in October.

The victim contacted police in September 2014 and a full investigation was carried out.

Milne began to carry out this abuse when the victim was only nine years old and he continued this horrific behaviour over a period of eight years.

His victim was vulnerable and Milne took advantage of her trust in him.

I cannot underestimate the pain the victim has been forced to live with as a result of this abuse.

Her courage to come forward to police cannot be underestimated and Milne would not be spending life in prison was it not for her bravery.

– Detective Constable Rebecca Breakwell

Hundreds of operations and appointments cancelled despite strike being called off

Hundreds of patients have had their operations and appointments cancelled despite a strike by junior doctors being called off.

A temporary agreement reached between the government and doctors means three days of strikes are no longer going ahead as long as a final settlement can be agreed.

However, Airedale NHS Foundation Trust says it has cancelled 80% of planned operations. The trust is rescheduling 100 elective procedures or operations - 30 inpatients and 70 day cases.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust says it's cancelling a "very small" number of clinics (11% of appointments) and non-urgent procedures (7%).

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust says 400 operations and appointments have been cancelled and rescheduled.

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