Leeds Women's Aid and NHS Leeds are re-launching their drop in service, where women affected by domestic violence can come and talk in confidence.
Existing sessions in hospitals on Mondays and Wednesday will continue, but the addition of a city centre venue on a Friday will enable more women from across the city to attend and to start the journey of living free from abuse.
- The new venue is Together Women project, 13 Park Square East , LS1 2LF and the sessions are between 9-11 and 12-2.
Domestic Violence affects one in four women in their lifetime. In an average year 1 in 10 women are known to have experienced violence from a partner or ex-partner. In Leeds this equates to over 35,000 women.
This is the latest information issued by the Environment Agency and North Yorkshire County Council :-
Levels of the River Derwent at Malton are continuing to fall slowly. Latest readings show it is now 4.4m.
Pumping continues to operate in Malton, Old Malton and Norton with signs of improvements across most areas. Pumping will continue over the weekend and there will be a continuous review of the positioning of the pumps.
Brawby – the situation is continuing to be monitored.
Road closures caused by flooding are still in place; these include Town Street, Old Malton; County Bridge and Castlegate.
Malton and Norton - businesses are open as usual with events including todays Malton Food Market still on.
Preparation work is being carried out in Whitby following a landslip which has meant a row of terraced houses need to be demolished.
– Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister
In the Sheffield floods of 2007 many businesses were forced to shut down and we had the shocking spectacle of helicopter rescue winching people from their place of work. So our city knows only too well the devastating damage that serious flooding can do.
This £11m additional investment in flood defences will help improve flood protection for over 300 businesses in Sheffield and encourage new businesses to move into the area. From having spoken directly to many of them myself, I know that businesses located in our industrial heartland of the Lower Don Valley will welcome this news.
The government is announcing an extra £120 million for flood defences today. The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander will make the announcement on a visit to Leeds this morning.
Work to demolish five terraced houses in Whitby after their gardens collapsed, is due to start later. Engineers think heavy rain triggered the landslip which happened earlier this week. The buildings are due to be taken apart brick by brick to avoid damage to nearby homes.