Campaigners fighting to save ancient woodland say plans for a new motorway service station would destroy it forever.
Developers want to build the new service station on land next to junction 35 of the M1 in Sheffield. But residents claim Smithy Wood is a haven for wildlife and other nearby brownfield sites are available. Martin Fisher reports.
Campaigners oppose a £250m trolleybus scheme in Leeds. South Headingly Community Association says it is opposed to the plans 'because of their impact on the environment and community and the dubious benefit they might bring'.
There is a public consultation on Tuesday organised by Leeds City Council and Metro at City of Leeds School from 5.30pm.
Campaigners are fighting plans for new wind turbines in the home village of the Bronte sisters. A planning application has been submitted for nine larger turbines on the Haworth moorlands. The Bronte Society say this will spoil the appearance of the area.
A roadshow to improve people's knowledge on the signs of lung cancer is taking place across the region.
It is part of a Government campaign that having a cough for three weeks or more could be a sign of the disease.
Each year lung caner affects 33,000 people and if it is diagnosed at its earliest stage as many as four out of five people are alive five years after diagnosis compared with only 7% at a late stage.
The dates of the roadshow are:
- 30th and 31th May - Bridlington, Bridlington Shopping Centre****
- ********4th and 5th June -- Wakefield, The Ridings Shopping Centre
- 6th and 7th June - Sheffield, Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre
- 8th and 9th June - Doncaster, Frenchgate Shopping Centre
- 13th and 14th June - Grimsby, Freshney Place Shopping Centre
- and 16th June - Hillsborough, Hillsborough Shopping Centre
The family of a man from Sheffield killed by a blood clot after spending hours playing computer games are stepping up their campaign to save the lives of others.Chris Staniforth was 20 when he died. Now a charity's backing his father's fight to raise awareness.
Professor Beverley Hunt from the charity Lifeblood, which is a thrombosis awareness charity.
David Staniforth is calling for warnings about the dangers of extended periods of gaming to be clearly displayed on the games packaging. He is seeking support for his campaign from the computer games industry.
His campaign follows the death of his son Chris from deep vein thrombosis - he used to play computer games for up to eight hours a day.
David Staniforth's son Chris died around a year ago from Deep Vein Thrombosis. His father discovered that this can be caused by sitting still for a long time, and Chris was a big computer games player.
He has launched a campaign "Take a Break" to advise people to break up their periods of gaming, and wants warnings to be on the games packaging.
The family of Killamarsh teenager Matthew Cryer, who died in Zante in 2008, spoke to us ahead of meeting MPs and the Minister for Europe