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Conditional discharge for drugs doctor

Colin Ferrie

A former consultant paediatric neurologist has been given a 12 month conditional discharge after he was filmed secretly taking cocaine in a national newspaper sting.

Leeds Magistrates Court heard Colin Ferrie, aged 52, was set up by 26-year-old Scott Pendlebury who arranged for drugs to be delivered to his home where he shared them with Ferrie.

The operation was covertly filmed by the newspaper which then passed its files to West Yorkshire Police. Both pleaded guilty to possessing a class A drug. Pendlebury was fined £280.


Best birthday for cancer patient, Isla

Isla Grace Large - the toddler who's touched the hearts of thousands of people in the ITV Calendar region - no longer has the rare and aggressive form of cancer she's been fighting for the past year. She found out in time for her second birthday.

Her family, from Yeadon in West Yorkshire, were preparing to head to America for treatment, but an operation to remove a tumour from Isla's neck was so successful, she won't need to travel to the States. Victoria Whitman reports.

Missing pensioner found after overnight search

Police searching for a missing eighty six year old man have found him safe and well.

Dereck Pass Credit: South Yorkshire Police

A hugh search, involving police fire service and the South Yorkshire police helicopter was launched after pensioner Dreck Pass disappeared yesterday afternoon.

The police were concerned for Mr Pass's welfares as he had only moved from Staffordshire to the White House care home in the Rivelin Valley area of Sheffield a few weeks ago and does not know the area.

But after an overnight search he was found on Sunday morning.

Murder victim identified as man arrested

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Doncaster.

Lewis Siddall Credit: South Yorkshire Police

The Doncaster man was arrested overnight and remains in police custody.

He will be interviewed by detectives today.

A murder investigation was launched after a man died at his home in the early hours of Friday.

The victim has been formally identified as 24-year-old Lewis Siddall, from Skellow, Doncaster. His family have released a picture of Lewis this morning.

He was reportedly assaulted in the VDKA bar in Silver Street, Doncaster, shortly after 11pm on Thursday night, August 13.

He left the bar, returned home and went to bed following the incident.

He was later found dead in bed at around 5.20am on Friday morning. The cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

Summer drink and drug drive campaign nets 99 drivers

Summer campaign

Humberside Police say this summer's drink and drug drive campaign resulted in 99 motorists being classed as positive - or refusing or failing to provide a sample.

During the campaign 387 breath tests were carried out following collisions on the roads of Humberside and a further 1599 were carried out on drivers who were stopped by police officers.

Officers say they are pleased with the number of tip-offs from people suspecting someone of drink driving.

Humberside Police Casualty Reduction Officer Barry Gardner; "We asked that anyone who suspected someone of drink driving through the period of the campaign, to call us. I was pleased with the result of this appeal and this intelligence-led approach helped us act on the information we receive."


Life-saving equipment stolen from Sheffield train station

British Transport Police is appealing for the return of a defibrillator stolen from Sheffield station in the early hours of Sunday, 9 August.

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The man is described as approximately 6ft tall. He was wearing a light top and dark trousers at the time.

At around 4am a man entered the area near the disabled toilet where the defibrillator storage box is kept.

He then placed the life saving equipment into his white drawstring sports bag before walking off down platform 5 of the station.

This defibrillator was donated to the station by Yorkshire Ambulance Service for the purpose of saving lives. We would appeal to the better nature of whoever took it to return it immediately. Without equipment like this available at the station, lives could be put at risk. It is essential that it is returned.

– PC Emma Williamson

Ice bucket challenge couple raise £7.1 million

Ice bucket challenge

A couple from Wakefield who pioneered last summer's ice bucket challenge in the UK have raised £7.1 million for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

It is just a year ago since Paula and Robert Maguire started the craze over here - after seeing its success in fundraising in America. It involves having a bucket of icy water poured over ones head, then nominating another victim, all the time raising money for charity.

And the couple are now up for yet another dunking - they say it is their way of saying thank you to everyone who has taken part.

Hull could lose £1.6 million public health funding

Almost £1.6 million could be cut from Hull's public health budget.

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The money covers services such as 'Stop Smoking' and encouraging healthy eating campaigns. The Department of Health has started a consultation looking at how much money can be cut from the fund allocated to local authorities.

Hull City Council says that it could affect front line services.

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