A pensioner climber has died after a fall in North Yorkshire.
The 74-year-old woman died while descending from Oxenber Scar, near Austwick on Thursday evening. Yorkshire Ambulance Service pronounced her dead at the scene.
Mainly dry and bright. The odd shower.Read the full story ›
Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) has received its largest ever single donation, getting plans for a new helicopter off to a flying start.
The donation of £944,254 was made by Yorkshire Building Society based on deposits placed in its Yorkshire Air Ambulance affinity savings accounts over the past year.
It will contribute towards the Charity’s plans for a future replacement helicopter and takes the total donated by the Society to YAA since 2007 to more than £2 million.
Yorkshire Building Society is committed to supporting good causes where our members and colleagues live and work. To have been responsible for the largest ever donation to the YAA is something the Society is very proud of. We are delighted to be able to help such a vital service as Yorkshire Air Ambulance, which is close to the hearts of many of our members in the region.
This is the largest, single donation the Charity has ever received and we are overwhelmed by the support of the Society. We are currently looking at provisions for a future replacement helicopter for one of our current aircraft, so these monies will significantly contribute towards the reserves we are starting to build to cover these costs
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In a damning critique of his party, Bassetlaw's MP says Labour lost the election because of 'monochrome' policies.Read the full story ›
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Sheridan Smith, who is from Epworth in Lincolnshire, is to receive an OBE today for her services to drama.
The actress, famous for Cilla, The Royle Family and Gavin & Stacy, will attend Buckingham Palace later today, but has revealed her hat which was specially made for the occassion hasn't arrived:
OBE day! Typical my lot, my specially made hat not delivered! Gutted. Ah well, always a drama in my world. At least I'm on time I guess ;) x
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Our region's beaches have been named as among the best in the world. The winners of this year's Blue Flag Awards have been announced. The status is the international standard for the best beaches, which meet the highest criteria for cleanliness and facilities. Michael Billington reports.