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Unions call on government to 'Stand up for Steel'

Unions representing the region's steel workers have today launched a campaign urging the government to "Stand up for Steel" and safeguard the livelihoods of thousands of local families.

There's uncertainty at the moment for more than 4 and a half thousand people employed at Scunthorpe's Tata Steel works because it's been put up for sale by the firm.

But unions say Ministers need to do more to back one of the region's most important industries at a critical time in its history.

Jon Hill reports:

Young Muslims honoured for £340k contribution to charities

Young Muslims from Yorkshire will be hosted at the Houses of Parliament by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, to mark their contribution to charitable causes and volunteering in the British society.

They, along with Muslims from across the country contributed to a total of £340,000 raised for various charities such as British Red Cross, Humanity First, Macmillan Cancer Support as part of an event called 'Mercy for Mankind'

Young Muslims at House of Commons Credit: AMYA
Young Muslims honoured for charitable work Credit: AMYA

Charity work is a large part of Islam and it’s important for our youth to give back to the society in which they live.

Recent events have placed the spotlight on young Muslims and their role in British society. AMYA has shown that not only are young Muslims proud of their country, they go out of their way to make sure they do their bit to contribute.

– Kamal Aftab, Regional Youth leader Yorkshire
Lord Ahmed welcomes young Yorkshire Muslims in London Credit: AMYA

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Brownlees caught out by the weather

The Brownlee brothers are no strangers to the odd triathlon, but it would seem a heavy outburst of snow is enough to stop the pair in their tracks.

Either that, or they're making moves for snow-cycling to become a winter olympic sport.

We'll let you decide.

Five Yorkshire stores to close

Tesco stores across Yorkshire are among 43 nationwide that the retailer has confirmed will close.

Five Yorkshire stores to close Credit: Press Association

The five stores are:

  • Doncaster (Superstore)
  • Crossgates (Metro)
  • Mexborough (Metro)
  • Woodseats (Metro)
  • Sheffield Manor (Express)

In addition, a Tesco Express store at Raymouth Lane, Worksop will close.

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