A man has been shot dead and another injured as they sat in a car in Sheffield city centre. The men, both 22, were shot in Derek Dooley Way, Sheffield, at around 10.15pm on Sunday.
The Chief Crown Prosecutor for Yorkshire and Humberside has issued a warning about the consequences of drinking and driving.
- If you’re under the influence of drink or drugs the chances of committing a much more serious offence are dramatically increased.
- If there is evidence that alcohol or drugs have been involved in any crime, you’re very likely to be facing a steeper sentence if you’re convicted.
- The results of a drink drive conviction can be severe. There are a range of sentencing options, from prison, to community orders, fines and driving bans. As well as having a criminal record and increased insurance premiums, a driving ban can have a significant impact on your life – especially if you rely on driving to do their your job.
- A conviction for causing death by dangerous or careless driving where drink or drugs have been taken by the driver will almost always result in a prison sentence.
- The maximum penalty for causing death by dangerous driving or causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs is 14 years. The maximum penalty for causing death by careless driving alone is five years in prison.
- About a million criminal cases a year - between 40 and 50% of all violent crime –– is alcohol related.
At this time of the year you'll probably hear people singing a lot of Christmas carols. But imagine if you want to join in the fun but can't hear the music. That's not stopped youngsters from Doncaster's School for the Deaf from performing festive tunes. After appearing at the town's Frenchgate Centre, they put on a very special performance for Calendar.
Volunteers from the Huddersfield Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) visited Children’s ward at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary Hospital delivering gifts to spread seasonal joy.
The initiative is part of the AMYA’s national ‘Muslims for Humanity’ campaign. Its volunteers are aiming to bring a smile to the vulnerable and sick over the winter.
The number of people in Hull need to use a foodbank this Christmas is thought to go up by a fifth compared to this time last year. In 2013 423 people were helped by the city's main foodbank.
Ambulance staff who are members of the Unite union will be protesting outside Scarborough General Hospital today over concerns that cuts to staff numbers could compromise patient safety. The Yorkshire Ambulance Service says patients' needs are at the heart of everything it does.
Most British Gas customers have received their warm home discounts a month earlier than last year, according to the energy supplier. The firm said over half a million of its most vulnerable customers have received their £140 credit in time for the festive season.
This is 130,000 more than last year's figure.
The warm home discount was introduced by the Government and is delivered by energy suppliers to help those most in need such as pensioners on low incomes.
In total, British Gas expects to pay 600,000 of its customers a total of #84 million through the scheme this financial year.
Stephen Beynon, managing director of residential energy at British Gas, said:
City of York Council is hoping to extend the time it has to repay fines for crossing Lendal Bridge. More than 47,000 drivers were penalised during a trial closure of the bridge, which the Traffic Adjudicator later said the council had 'no power' to do.
It's expected to build on the legacy of this year's Grand Depart and help the region's economy - now, some of the places on the route for next year's Tour de Yorkshire will be announced today.
The race will take place in May next year and the announcement about the full route will be made in January, with 100 days to go.
A man has been shot dead and another injured as they sat in a car in Sheffield city centre.
The men, both 22, were shot in Derek Dooley Way, Sheffield, at around 10.15pm on Sunday, South Yorkshire Police said.
They were taken to hospital but the driver of the vehicle was pronounced dead. The passenger remains in hospital in a stable condition, police said.
Both men are from the Sheffield area. No one has been arrested, police said.