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Officers receive a 'number' of calls over Elsie Frost cold-case

Police and relatives of murdered Wakefield schoolgirl Elsie Frost have thanked residents after officers received a number of calls offering information, following a fresh appeal for information about her death.

Schoolgirl Elsie Frost was murdered 50 years ago today Credit: Press Association

Colin Frost and Anne Cleave, Elsie’s brother and sister, have said they have been extremely encouraged by the response from residents to the public appeal.

Elsie was stabbed to death 50 years ago on Friday while next to the Caldar and Hebble canal in Wakefield. Her family will hold a memorial service for her in the city, while police say they are evaluating the information brought to their attention via the public appeal.


Construction begins on Scarborough university campus

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Friday to mark the beginning of construction on a new £14 million university campus in Scarborough.

Artist's Impression Credit: Press Association

The campus, which is part of Coventry University, has already taken its first batch of students, with their new buildings expected to be ready by September 2016.

The current students and staff are based in designated teaching rooms in Scarborough Spa, with a Library and Learning Resource Centre at Woodend Creative until their new home is completed.

Tour de Yorkshire bound for Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough is among six towns selected to be the start and finish points for the Tour de Yorkshire 2016.

Sir Bradley Wiggins tackles the Cote de Cow and Calf during the 2015 Tour de Yorkshire Credit: PA

Racing will begin and end in Beverley, Doncaster, Middlesbrough, Otley, Scarborough and Settle.

The three day men’s race will be held between Friday 29th April and Sunday 1st May. The women’s race will be held on Saturday 30th April.

The inaugural Tour de Yorkshire was held in May this year and attracted one and a half million spectators and over six million global television viewers.

From the first moments of the inaugural Tour de Yorkshire, everyone who was there knew it was something special. I’m delighted that we are able to bring the 2016 race to all four corners of Yorkshire. It is testament to how much the county has taken the race to its heart that we have been oversubscribed for next year’s starts and finishes.

The Tour de Yorkshire is an event in the cycling calendar that riders want to race in and we look forward to welcoming some of the world’s best riders back to Yorkshire next year.

– Sir Gary Verity, Welcome To Yorkshire


Most young people in East Yorkshire unaware of drink and drugs dangers

A new report by Healthwatch in East Yorkshire has found that young people in the county lack key knowledge about the recommended levels of alcohol consumption and the health impacts of alcohol and drug use.

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80% of people they surveyed did not know the recommended maximum number of units of alcohol an adult should drink per week and in many cases young people did not know what a unit of alcohol was.

The report recommends that East Riding of Yorkshire Council consider what further steps they can take to improve alcohol awareness amongst young people in the county.

Mayor to celebrate re-opening of 'Ministry of Food'

The Mayor of Rotherham will attend an event to mark the first anniversary of the re-opening of Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food later today.

Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food in Rotherham is celebrating its first year back in business Credit: Press Association

It was originally opened back in 2008 to help teach people in the town how to cook for themselves. The town's council initially closed the project down over concerns about the safety of the building it was operating from.

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