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Jelavic in line for Tigers return

Nikica Jelavic should be back for Hull to face Sunderland after the Croatian striker missed the defeat at Stoke on Saturday with a flare-up of his nagging knee problem.

Nikica Jelavic is due to return against Sunderland Credit: Press Association

Robbie Brady will also be out after picking up a calf injury in training that is likely to keep him out for some time.

Long-term absentee Mohamed Diame (knee) remains missing from the Tigers squad along with James Chester (shoulder), Liam Rosenior (hamstring) and Robert Snodgrass (knee).

Adam Johnson will not be included in the Sunderland squad after being suspended by the club following his arrest on suspicion of sexual activity with a girl under 16.

But defender Wes Brown will be available after his red card at Manchester United on Saturday was rescinded on appeal, and he could be joined in the squad by defender Billy Jones (ankle) and midfielders Jack Rodwell (groin) and Ricky Alvarez (knock) following their recoveries from injury.

However, winger Will Buckley (knee) remains a doubt, while fellow midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini (ankle) will miss the rest of the season.

Hull squad: McGregor, Harper, Davies, Dawson, McShane, Robertson, Bruce, Elmohamady, Livermore, Meyler, Quinn, Huddlestone, Jelavic, Hernandez, Aluko, Ramirez, N'Doye.

Sunderland squad: Pantilimon, Mannone, Reveillere, Van Aanholt, Jones, O'Shea, Brown, Vergini, Coates, Cattermole, Bridcutt, Rodwell, Gomez, Larsson, Alvarez, Agnew, Honeyman, Fletcher, Defoe, Wickham, Graham.


Woman in hospital with "life-threatening injures" after New Rossington collision

A woman is hospital with what police are describing as "life-threatening injuries" following a collision between two vehicles in New Rossington, near Doncaster.

At around 8.55pm last night (Monday, 2 March), a 28-year-old woman was driving a silver Nissan Micra along West End Lane towards Granby Lane when there was a collision with a grey Volvo XC60 travelling in the opposite direction.

The woman was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver and passenger in the Volvo, a 52-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman, were also taken to hospital to be treated for injuries.

– South Yorkshire Police

Public officials could face jail for neglecting abuse victims

Councillors and senior public officials could go to prison for up to five years if they fail to protect children from sexual exploitation, under new plans being considered by the government.

Up to 1,400 children are believed to have been subjected to sexual exploitation in Rotherham. Credit: Press Association

Under the proposals, being considered by David Cameron and currently subject to consultation, the crime of "wilful neglect" will be extended to cover children's social care and education.

Individuals and organisations found to have let children down could also face unlimited fines if the plans are passed into law.

The measures have been announced as the Prime Minister chairs a child protection summit of police officials and local authorities at Downing Street after a series of damning reports detailed the sexual exploitation of up to 1,4000 children over many years in Rotherham.

Child sex abuse has been has been prioritised as a "national threat", putting it on a par with serious and organised crime and meaning police forces, chief constables and police and crime commissioners have a duty to collaborate with each other across boundaries to safeguard children.

Miners' Strike: 30 years on from NUM's return to work

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the miner's strike.

Orgreave in March, 1984 Credit: Press Association

The bitter dispute left lasting scars in communities throughout the region.

Now, with the industry facing extinction there are still calls from some MPs, union officials and academics for an investigation into the strike and the actions of those surrounding it.

Click below to watch David Hirst's report:


Hull Fire Service back prostate cancer campaign

Hull Fire service have launched a campaign to raise awareness for prostate cancer.

They've teamed up with the charity Men United Credit: Press Association

They've teamed up with the charity Men United and are encouraging employees and local people to get involved.

Later today, a bright blue fire engine will roll into the town centre, to raise awareness for the cause.

Government pledges £1.2m to protect children from sexual exploitation

The government has pledged £1.2m to tackle child sexual exploitation in South Yorkshire.

Prime Minister David Cameron will announced the funding today Credit: Press Association

Prime Minister David Cameron will announced the funding today at a summit in Downing Street in the wake of the Rotherham sex abuse scandal.

H will also announce tough new measures to protect children against exploitation, including harsher punishments for public sector officials who fail to protect children.

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