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Yorkshire MP seeks release of British resident in Guantanamo Bay

David Davis MP is to meet senior US officials to try to secure the release of British resident Shaker Aamer from Guantanamo Bay.

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The MP for Haltemprice and Howden is part of a cross-party group due to meet senior officials in Washington to try to ensure the release takes place.

It is believed Mr Aamer, 48, could be released by US authorities as early as next month (June).

The Londoner has spent 13 years in captivity without charge or trial.

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Woman injured after mobility scooter collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after the rider of a mobility scooter is said to have ridden into a 79-year-old woman in Beverley.

The woman fell at the junction of Champney Road and Lairgate, sustaining minor injuries to her hands and feet. It happened just after midday on Saturday 2 May as crowds gathered to watch the Tour de Yorkshire.

It was a busy time with lots of people on the streets. I believe that other members of the public did try to call the scooter rider to ask them to stop without success. I would appeal to the rider to contact the police at the earliest opportunity and if anyone witnessed the incident they should call us too.

– Detective Constable Andrew Chapman of Beverley Police

Family's undercover film sparks care home investigation

An investigation is being carried out after a family secretly filmed a great-grandmother's treatment at the hands of care staff at a home in East Yorkshire.

The 84-year-old Alzheimer's patient is seen on footage from a hidden camera, apparently being called a witch by carers in Beverley who also appear to mimic her groans.

Michael Billington reports:

Police appeal for help to find missing Beverley pensioner

Police are appealing for help to find a vulnerable Beverley pensioner who has gone missing from his home.

George Jameson Credit: Humberside police

George Jameson who is 81-years-old was last seen at his home around 3am this morning (Monday February 23, 2015).

His family are concerned for his welfare due to an existing medical condition for which he is receiving ongoing treatment. Mr Jameson was expected to return home but failed to do so.

He is described as white, 5ft 5ins tall and of large build with short white/grey hair. He was last seen wearing a brown fleece, black trousers,a brown flat cap and carrying a black leather holdall.

Beverley's Kyle Edmund in top 150 players

Kyle Edmund Credit: Press Association

Beverley's Kyle Edmund has broken into the world's top 150 players for the first time after winning his first Challenger Tour title in Hong Kong.

While the attention of British tennis fans was focused on Andy Murray's efforts to claim the Australian Open crown, 20-year-old Edmund was celebrating a significant victory.

The Yorkshireman did not drop a set in his five matches at the second-tier event and was an impressive 6-1 6-2 winner over 89th-ranked Japanese player Tatsuma Ito in the final.

The victory helped Edmund climb 44 places in the rankings to 148 and continued his fine start to the season after he successfully came through three qualifying rounds at the Australian Open.

He said in the South China Morning Post: "He (Ito) is very experienced and I knew I had to take it to him and play my own game. Luckily, this was the best I played all week and it was ideal that it came in the final."

No British man won a Challenger title last season, with Edmund reaching his first final in his last event of the year in Yokohama before losing to Australian John Millman.

Edmund cemented his position as the British number three behind Murray, who has returned to the top four courtesy of his run in Melbourne, and world number 102 James Ward.

Edmund's form has also furthered his case to be named in Britain's Davis Cup team for next month's World Group clash with the United States in Glasgow.

First he will attempt to push his ranking closer to the top 100 and has headed back to Australia where he will play in this week's tournament in Burnie.

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Beverley's Kyle Edmund qualifies for Aussie Open

Beverley's Kyle Edmund has qualified for the Australian Open, after producing a battling performance to secure his debut in the main draw.

Kyle Edmund in action Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The 20-year-old came from a set down against local favourite Dane Propoggia to win 6-7 (3/7) 6-4, 9-7.

Edmund, who is ranked 192nd in the world, joins James Ward and Andy Murray in the tournament.

Edmund faces American Steve Johnson - the world number 39 - on Tuesday January 20, 2015.

"It is good confidence coming through grand slam qualies, you have earned your right to get into a grand slam which is a great feeling and gives you confidence going into the upcoming tournaments"

– Kyle Edmund

It is the first time Britain has had three men in the Australian Open since 2002.

More support needed for families dealing with severe allergies

A mother from East Yorkshire whose son has a severe allergy to peanuts says parents in a similar situation need more support.

Caroline Souyad's son Bessam was diagnosed when he was two-and-a-half and if exposed to peanuts he suffers from anaphylaxis - a potentially fatal reaction. She's now set up a support group.

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