Six former soldiers being held in India have been told that David Cameron raised their case with the country's Prime Minister during his state visit to England last week.
Nicholas Simpson from Cottingham and Paul Towers from Pocklington have been prevented from leaving India for more than two years, after they were arrested on illegal weapons charges when the ship they were working on strayed into Indian waters.
Their trial is due to restart later this week.
Relatives of the two people who died in the Indian train tragedy are travelling to the country where they will be helped by counsellors and staff from the tour company.
Loraine Toner, who was 60 and from Sheffield, died along with 71-year-old Joan Nichols from South Shields when the train they were on derailed. Two people, including the tour manager from York-based Great Rail Journeys remain in hospital, both in a stable condition.
The company says the majority of its passengers have now continued with their tour, with some now already in Shimla and others joining them there later today.
A woman from Sheffield has been named as one of two women killed in a train crash in India. She was sixty year old Loraine Tonner who lived in the Millhouses area of the city. Chris Kiddey reports.
A woman from Sheffield has today been named as one of the two Britons who died in a train crash in north India
Loraine Toner and a pensioner from South Shields were killed in the accident yesterday afternoon.
The train was travelling from Kalka to the Indian Himalayan town of Shimla when nine carriages came off the track at around 1pm local time on Saturday.
Passengers were travelling on a four-carriage tourist service chartered by Great Rail Journeys.
Chief executive officer Peter Liney said 36 passengers and one tour manager were on the train.
A number of victims were taken to a local hospital, where three people are still being treated for non life-threatening injuries, he added.
The cause of the derailment is not yet known.
The tour, India's Golden Triangle, left for India on September 10 and was due to finish on September 22.
A woman from Sheffield is one of two Britons who died in a train crash in North India.
She has been named as Lorraine Tonner and she was travelling on a four-carriage tourist service chartered by York-based Great Rail Journeys.
Three men from East Yorkshire being held in India for alleged weapons offences are due to appear in court today.
Ray Tindall from Hull, Nicholas Simpson from Cottingham and Paul Towers from Pocklington, were arrested along with three other former British soldiers on suspicion of smuggling weapons as they worked onboard a ship providing protection from pirates in October 2013.
The charges were eventually dropped last year .
However they were informed on July 1st that a police appeal against them had been successful and that they would face a full trial in southern India.
The six British men were originally taken into custody after what they thought was a routine paperwork check aboard their security vessel Seaman Guard Ohio. Police seized 35 automatic weapons and nearly 5,700 rounds of ammunition from the ship.
The men had been working for AdvanFort, a private security company providing protection to ships in the area.
Six British former soldiers - three from our region - have been trying to return home for almost two years, after being arrested in India.
In the latest setback, the men have had to turn to fundraising to pay for their legal costs, food and accommodation.
The company they were working for, Advanfort, stopped paying out. Helen Steel reports:
Students at Huddersfield University are linking up with a special project in India that's run by Sarah Ferguson. The Duchess of York's Key to Freedom project supports abused women in West Bengal. She's really made a difference to their lives, teaching them new skills to help them become financially independent. Adam Fowler reports.
A 58-year-old woman from Sheffield has drowned on a family holiday in India.
Jane Whittington, who was from Birley, was on an extended holiday in the resort of Goa, when she got into difficulty in the water.
Her partner managed to rescue the former carer but failed to resuscitate her. The couple who were due to return home this weekend, but instead Jane was cremated in Goa earlier this week.
A hearing takes place in India today over whether to return the passports of three former soldiers from Yorkshire who were held in prison on suspected weapons charges.
Ray Tindall, Nicholas Simpson and Paul Towers had all charges dropped but the authorites have still not released their passports.