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People's Millions Day 3 voting open: Calendar South

Lines are now open for Day 3 of voting in The People’s Millions competition. Today in the Calendar South "Doncaster Rowing Club Community Coach" is up against "Nightsafe Help Point" in Hull.

People's Millions Day 3 voting open: Calendar South

A grant of up to £50,000 is up for grabs for the winner. The other project is still in with a chance of winning National Lottery cash if it gets the highest number of runner-up votes.

Details of how to vote here (www.peoplesmillions.org.uk) for terms (itv.com/terms)

The People’s Millions is a long-running collaboration between ITV and the Big Lottery Fund. We want to help projects that capture the public’s imagination, inspire local people to get involved and to make a lasting difference to those in their area through improvements to the neighbourhood.

People's Millions Day 3 voting open: Calendar North

Lines are now open for Day 3 of voting in The People’s Millions competition. Today in the Calendar North region "Crossing the Pennines" will go head to head with " Food on the Run"

People's Millions Day 3 voting open: Calendar North

A grant of up to £50,000 is up for grabs for the winner. The other project is still in with a chance of winning National Lottery cash if it gets the highest number of runner-up votes.

Details of how to vote here (www.peoplesmillions.org.uk) for terms (itv.com/terms)

The People’s Millions is a long-running collaboration between ITV and the Big Lottery Fund. We want to help projects that capture the public’s imagination, inspire local people to get involved and to make a lasting difference to those in their area through improvements to the neighbourhood.

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Trading Standards warn about counterfeit 'Frozen' toys

Parents are being warned about dangerous counterfeit toys being sold on the back of the popular Disney film "Frozen".

Trading Standards have issued warnings about the counterfeit snap bracelets Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The snap bracelets, which wrap around the wrist, contain sharp strips of metal which could injure a child. Trading Standards officers became aware of the bracelets when a mother from Newark bought some online.

Sheffield businesses urged to help prevent river pollution

The Environment Agency is asking businesses in Sheffield to help identify and prevent pollution in the river Don. They'll be carrying out inspections to make sure potential contaminants such as oil aren't making their way into the river.

Oil leaks and contaminated rainwater run-off can go unnoticed on industrial sites, but the effects on the environment and wildlife can be devastating. Our aim is to help businesses to ensure that they have all appropriate protective measures in place and that their operations are not having a harmful effect on the environment.

Over the past 20 years, great strides have been made in cutting pollution in the Don and improving water quality. In the mid-20th Century, there was little alive in the River Don in Sheffield because it was so polluted, but now the river is teaming with life, with many species of fish thriving there. We are also hopeful that in the near future, we will see salmon migrating through the city once more.

– Simon Parker, environment officer at the Environment Agency

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Child sexual exploitation awareness campaign launched

A South Yorkshire-wide campaign to raise awareness of the signs of child sexual exploitation has been launched today.

Child sexual exploitation awareness campaign launched

The ‘Spot the Signs’ campaign, a partnership between South Yorkshire Police, all four local councils, Crimestoppers, the National Working Group (NWG) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), was unveiled at the Carlton Park Hotel, Rotherham.

The campaign includes a series of posters with 14 different signs that a young person is a victim of sexual exploitation. These will be displayed in prominent public locations including on buses, in shopping centres and doctor’s surgeries.

There will also be an online marketing campaign to help raise awareness of young people and how they can report any concerns and where they can get help and advice.

Child sexual exploitation awareness campaign launched

Tackling child sexual exploitation is a key priority for South Yorkshire Police and its partners and we are absolutely committed to preventing child sexual abuse, helping victims and bringing offenders to justice. This campaign is just one of a number of ways we are working to increase awareness of this shocking crime, its tell-tale signs and where people can go to get help if they have concerns.

– Ingrid Lee, Assistant Chief Constable

The shocking truth is that most sexual exploitation occurs in the home and within families. We want to provide victims of this horrific crime with the strength and confidence to come forward. That will only happen if we are all alert to the signs of abuse - the public as well as the various agencies. If family or friends of young people recognise some of the signs shown on these images, we encourage them to call the helpline numbers and provide the police and support services with the intelligence they need to act now.

– Alan Billings, South Yorkshire PCC

You can follow the campaign on Twitter using #spotthesigns and #saysomething.

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