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Pocklington water supplies expected to be restored 'later this evening'

Yorkshire Water say they hope to restore tap water supplies to all those in Pocklington affected by the burst water main 'later this evening.'

Source of the water leak has now been pinpointed to this field on the outskirts of Pocklington Credit: ITV News

Work on repairing the main is 'progressing well' and four bottled water collection points will remain in operation until water supplies are fully restored.

These manned collection points are at The Oval (Pocklington), Pocklington Fire Station, Francis Scaife Sports Centre and the BP filling station on Barmby Road.

We sincerely apologise to the customers in Pocklington and some surrounding areas who have been left without water for many hours. The repair to the burst water pipe is progressing well and we hope to restore tap water supplies to all those affected by later this evening. In the meantime, the four bottled water collection points will remain in operation until water supplies are fully restored.

– Yorkshire Water


First phase of Wakefield smart motorway set to go live

Motorist will be able to use an extra lane on a section of the M1 near Wakefield from Saturday 5 December ahead of a new smart motorway going live later in the month.

First phase of Wakefield smart motorway set to go live Credit: Press Association

A 50mph speed limit will remain in place whilst contractors for Highways England test the technology before the first phase of the system goes live on a 7.5 mile stretch between junction 39 (Denby Dale) and junction 41 (Morley) on Saturday 12 December.

An extra lane will also open on the northbound carriageway between junction 41 and junction 42 (Lofthouse). Work is continuing between these junctions and a 50mph speed limit will remain in place until this phase of the smart motorway scheme goes live in the new year.

Smart motorways are already proving successful in other parts of the country and we have now reached a stage where we can open this section of the M1 between junctions 39 and 41. By opening this extra lane it will help to reduce congestion during peak times for drivers by providing four lanes to ease the flow of traffic.

– Tsuwun Bevan, Highways England project manager

Latvian man in breach of deportation order arrested in Boston

A Latvian man who returned to the UK illegally has been arrested in Boston.

Andrejs Gricans Credit: Lincolnshire Police

Andrejs Gricans, 27, was given a prison sentence in 2013 following his conviction for conspiracy to commit burglary in relation to 60 offences throughout Lincolnshire, Norfolk and South Yorkshire.

He was also made the subject of a 10 year deportation order and, at the end of his sentence, he was deported by the Home Office to his native Latvia.

During a recent policing operation, it was found that Gricans had returned to the UK illegally and on Friday 20th November, he was arrested at an address in Fydell Street, Boston.

He has now been jailed for for breach of his deportation order and will once again be deported to Latvia.

University 'shocked and saddened' by discovery of body in search for missing student

Sheffield Hallam University says it is deeply shocked and saddened by the police's discovery of a body believed to be that of missing student Caroline Everest.

A spokesperson from the institution said the thoughts of students and staff are with Ms Everest's family and close friends.

We are deeply shocked and saddened to hear that South Yorkshire Police have today found a body that they believe to be Caroline Everest. Our thoughts at this time are with Caroline's family and close friends, and we are offering support to our students and staff. If anyone has information which they feel may be relevant to the investigation, we urge them to call South Yorkshire Police.

– Spokesperson, Sheffield Hallam University


Police appeal to trace missing teenagers

Police in Sheffield are asking help in locating two 15-year-old boys missing from South Yorkshire.

Shaquille George (L) and Kai Weerdmeester Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Shaquille George and Kai Weerdmeester are believed to be together and police say there have been a number of reported sightings of the teenagers, including social media activity where they have posted pictures together.

Kai, who is from the Doncaster area, was reported missing on Saturday 14 November at around 5pm, after he was last seen in College Road, Doncaster.

Shaquille was reported missing from the Abbeyfield Road area of Sheffield on Sunday 15 November, after last being seen at around 4pm.

Kai is around 5ft 8ins tall with braided hair that he can wear in an afro. He was last seen wearing black jogging bottoms, a black padded jacket and a silver snapback hat.

Shaquille is around 5ft 9ins tall and was last seen wearing a navy blue tracksuit and black trainers.

Police carry out searches close to where woman's body was found this morning

Officers in Sheffield have been carrying out extensive searches and checked undergrowth in an area where a woman's body was found this morning.

Credit: ITV News

The body has not been formally identified yet but it is believed to be of missing student Caroline Everest.

Officers are expected to provide an update on this fast-moving investigation later today.

'Human error' caused Alton Towers crash, say theme park owners

The crash on the The Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers which seriously injured five people was caused by "human error" and the ride will re-open next year, the theme park's owner Merlin Entertainments has said.

Credit: Press Association

Leah Washington, 18, from Barnsley had to have her left leg amputated after being trapped for hours. Her boyfriend Joe Pugh was also injured in the crash in June.

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