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 fighting to save ancient woodland in South Yorkshire 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 north Sheffield. But residents claim Smithy Wood is a haven for wildlife and that other nearby brownfield sites are available. They've launched a petitiion to protect the site.
Plans to improve journey times and increase safety on the A1 between Leeming and Barton, North Yorkshire, by upgrading the dual carriageway to a three-lane motorway are on show for a second day.
A public information exhibition will be held at the Bridge House Hotel in Catterick, North Yorkshire until 4pm. People will be able to view the plans for the new motorway, and for local access road provision between Leeming and Barton.
Residents living near the scene of a major fire involving up to 8,000 tons of wood and waste have been urged to keep their doors and windows closed. Motorists using a section of the M1 at Stanton-by-Dale, near Long Eaton, Derbyshire, have also been asked to take extra care.
Emergency crews were first alerted at 10.37pm and appliances from Ilkeston, High Field, Long Eaton, Heanor and Stapleford were sent to the scene.
A lorry driver has appeared in court over the death of a police officer in West Yorkshire.
PC Mark Goodlad died as he helped a stranded motorist on the hard shoulder of the M1 at Crigglestone in October 2011.
Andrew Abernethy is charged with causing death by dangerous driving. During the short, 4 minute hearing at Wakefield Magistrates' Court no plea was entered and he was remanded on bail to appear at Leeds Crown Court on June 20.
PC Goodlad's widow, Helen, was seen visibly trembling throughout the hearing. The prosecution said this is a "grave and weighty matter".
PC Goodlad was an officer with West Yorkshire Police for ten years.
A man from West Yorkshire has died in a motorway crash involving five vehicles.
Two other people were seriously injured in the crash between two lorries, two vans and car near Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.
A 22 year old man from Batley, West Yorkshire was a passenger in one of the vans. He was taken to Worcester Royal Hospital, but died shortly after arrival.
The driver of the same van, a 27 year old man from Mirfield, West Yorkshire, is being treated for serious injuries in hospital. A lorry driver is also in hospital with serious, potentially life changing injuries.