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Yorkshire high streets nominated for national award

High streets in Bradford, York, Helmsley and Rotherham have been nominated in this year's Great British High Street Awards.

Credit: Great British High Street Awards

Brigg in Lincolnshire is in running for the best village award.

Best City Location

  • Bradford’s North Parade
  • Mill Road, Cambridge
  • St Giles Street, Northampton

Best Town Centre

  • Rotherham
  • Altrincham
  • Tamworth

Best Market Town

  • Chipping Norton
  • Helmsley
  • Colne

Best Village

  • Brigg
  • West Kilbride
  • Twyford

Best Local Centre

  • Bishy Road, York
  • Faulkner Street Hoole, Chester
  • Bath Place, Taunton


Scam charity founder to advise pensioners in Rotherham

The founder of a charity, whose mum died after being bombarded for 5 years with more than thirty thousand letters asking her for money, or claiming she'd won cash prizes, will be advising elderly people how to deal with postal scammers in Rotherham today.

Marilyn Baldwin's mum Credit: Family video

Marilyn Baldwin will be talking to pensioners about scams as well as fraud, mobile scooter safety and doorstep crime.

Sightings of missing schoolboy in Leeds

Police searching for a missing Rotherham schoolboy have confirmed a sighting in Leeds.

Joshua was spotted on CCTV in Leeds Credit: South Yorkshire Police

CCTV footage shows 12-year-old Joshua Oxley arriving to and leaving from Leeds train station at around 8pm on Tuesday night.

Later CCTV picked up Joshua at ‘gaming’ shop Red5 in the Core Shopping Centre on Wednesday morning at 10.45am.

Police now believe Joshua boarded the train at Chapeltown in Sheffield before travelling north to Leeds yesterday evening.

Mountain rescue called in to assist search for missing Joshua

Mountain rescue teams have been called in to assist in the search for missing schoolboy, Joshua Oxley.

Mountain rescue teams gearing up to join the search Credit: ITV News

Joshua Oxley's family reported his disappearance at 4.30pm on Tuesday after he failed to return home at the usual time.

He was last seen at around 7pm on Tuesday night at Chapeltown railway station in Sheffield by a member of the public.

Police believe the 12-year-old's disappearance may have been sparked by an "incident" at school.


Rotherham boy missing after "incident" at school

A 12-year-old Rotherham boy is believed to have gone missing after an "incident" at school, police have said.

Joshua Oxley went missing on Tuesday afternoon Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Joshua Oxley's family reported his disappearance at 4.30pm on Tuesday after he failed to return home at the usual time.

He was last seen at around 7pm on Tuesday night at Chapeltown railway station in Sheffield by a member of the public.

The schoolboy was also spotted at the roundabout near junction 35 of the M1 motorway at around 4.30pm.

Superintendent Paul McCurry, of Rotherham District Police, said Joshua may have gone missing after an "incident" at his school.

"Joshua's disappearance for this length of time is out of character and we believe this may be as a result of an incident at school yesterday," he added.

"I would like to say to Joshua that he is not in any trouble and his mum and the rest of his family just want him to get in touch and let them know where he is.

Fresh sighting of missing Rotherham schoolboy

Police searching for missing Rotherham schoolboy Joshua Jake Oxley are continuing to appeal for the public’s help as the search for the 12-year-old continues.

Joshua was last seen at Chapeltown Railway Station Credit: South Yorkshire Police

Following further investigation this morning the last confirmed sighting of Joshua was at Chapeltown Railway Station between 6.45pm and 7pm last night.

This follows an earlier sighting of Joshua at the roundabout over junction 35 of the M1 motorway around 4.30pm.

Extensive searches of the surrounding areas have been carried out overnight by specialist search officers and supported by a National Police Air Service helicopter.

Police will hold a press briefing this afternoon in the town.

Police search for missing Rotherham 12-year-old

Joshua Oxley last seen near the M1 J35 in his school uniform Credit: South Yorkshire Police

South Yorkshire Police are searching for missing 12-year-old Rotherham schoolboy Joshua Oxley.

Joshua was last seen around 4:30pm yesterday near to the roundabout over junction 35 of the M1 at Thorpe Hesley, Rotherham.

He is around 4ft 6" tall, slim and has short, light brown coloured hair. He was wearing his Winterhill School uniform of black trousers, white short-sleeve shirt, black shoes and a black jumper with the school badge on the chest.

“Joshua is a young boy who has now been missing for over seven hours and we along with his family are growing increasingly concerned for his safety.

“We do not believe Joshua has a phone or access to any money and will still be wearing his school uniform.

“Since Joshua was reported missing we have had a number of specialist resources looking for him and we are now appealing for anyone who may recognise Joshua from his picture, and have seen him since yesterday afternoon, to contact police.”

– Inspector Abdul Aziz Rotherham District Police

Police issue CCTV images over officer attack

Police have issued CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after an officer was attacked outside a nightclub in Rotherham.

Police issue CCTV images of a man who could help their inquiry Credit: South Yorkshire Police

They say the man pictured above could hold vital information about the incident which happened after a fight broke out near The Loft nightclub on Saturday morning.

The 51-year-old officer was taken to hospital with serious head injuries.

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