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North Yorks police launch biker safety events

North Yorkshire Police is launching a series of biker safety events aimed at reducing the number of motorcycle deaths.

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The BikeSafe initiative will visit places popular with bikers to improve skills and hazard awareness on the roads. 70% of motorcycle collisions are down to rider error - officers say they are determined to tackle this.

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Police appeal for missing 22-year-old from Derbyshire

Benjamin Titterton is missing Credit: Derbyshire Police

Police appeal for missing man to contact them.

Benjamin Titterton (22) was last seen at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital on Friday, August 28.

Mr Titterton is described as white, 5ft 10ins tall, of a slim build with light brown short hair. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and dark coloured jogging bottoms.

Ben, or anyone who knows where he is, should contact the police on 101.


Police make more than £1.8m selling seized cars

West Yorkshire Police has made more than £1.8m by selling vehicles seized from uninsured drivers over the last three years.

The force confiscated more then 13,000 cars, trucks and motorbikes from motorists who did not have the necessary insurance cover.

They included five Porsches, two Bentleys and more than 360 BMWs. More than 2,500 cars were sold at auction generating over a £1m while almost 5000 were sold as scrap.


Thousands dying prematurely from heart attacks, figures show

Thousands of people are dying prematurely from heart attacks across our region, new figures show.

The British Heart Foundation study revealed that across Yorkshire and the Humber, cardiac arrests claim 7000 lives every year - with tens of thousands more people living with coronary heart disease.

The charity is now calling for more funding to help prevent what they say are avoidable deaths. Our correspondent Rachel Bullock has the story.

Opposition grows against new homes plans

Opposition is growing to plans for 1600 new homes on the outskirts of Hull.

More than 300 people have now signed a petition against the proposed development on the Bransholme estate.

Campaigners who live nearby say the development will destroy a habitat used by many birds and animals which is also used by local people to enjoy and walk their dogs. James Webster reports.

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