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Collapsed road in East Yorkshire re-opens after seven weeks

A busy main road in East Yorkshire, which has been closed for seven weeks after a giant sink hole appeared in it has re-opened to traffic.

A614 at Howden was closed when a culvert beneath it collapsed last month Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The A614 at Howden was closed when a culvert beneath it collapsed on April 14th. Since then Network Rail has been working round the clock to get the site near Caville Sidings safely repaired, Temporary traffic lights will remain in place until June 20 to allow embankment repairs to be completed on either side of the road.

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Man dies after being knocked down near Morley

An investigation is underway after a man died in an accident near Morley.

Credit: Press Association

It happened around 4.20am on the A653 Dewsbury Road when the 24-year-old man, who was in the carriageway, was hit by a Skoda Octavia car. He suffered serious head injuries and died later at Leeds General Infirmary.

The road was closed for some time while investigation work took place.

An investigation is ongoing today into the circumstances of this collision and we would like to speak to anyone who can assist with enquiries.

We would particularly like to speak to anyone who may have seen the man or the car in the moments before the collision took place.

– Det Insp Mark Atkinson, West Yorkshire Police

Murder investigation launched in Wadsley area of Sheffield

An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following an incident in the Wadsley area of Sheffield in the early hours of this morning.

Emergency services were called at around 2.35am following reports an 18-year-old man had been assaulted on Wadsley Lane, near to the junction with Braemoor Road, Sheffield.

He was taken to hospital with serious injuries, and later pronounced dead.

The man has not yet been formally identified but his family has been informed and are receiving support from police.

Motorists are advised that there are some road closures and diversions in place around Wadsley Lane.

Sheffield artist Pete McKee pays tribute to steelworkers

Sheffield artist Pete McKee has started work on a huge 14m x 5m piece of art on one of the new buildings at north Sheffield’s Fox Valley development.

The piece is being painted on one of the gable ends at the new retail and office development which is due to be officially opened on June 16th.

The piece is a tribute to the men and women who worked at the steelworks.

Fox Valley has transformed a 28 acre former steelworks site which neighbours the Tata steel plant in Stocksbridge.

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