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Earthquake felt as far away as Keighley

The British Geological Survey have mapped hundreds of reports from people who felt the 3.8 magnitude earthquake - with claims it was even felt as far away as West Yorkshire.

It's appealing for more to add to it's data log, and the organisation is appealing for people to get in touch if they felt the tremor.

The epicentre was close to Cottesmore in Rutland, with people there saying they felt a big rumble at 10:25pm. But, as the BGS map shows, it was felt as far away as Keighley and Halifx in West Yorkshire and Luton in the South.


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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