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Farmers' concern over new EU regulations

Farmers in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire have expressed concerns that new EU rules could put some people out of business.

Farmers' concern over new EU regulations

A regulation has come into force today cutting the amount of pesticides which can be used on crops.

The National Farmers Union has described the move as a 'scary' prospect which could see prices going up or suppliers being forced out of business.

Murder investigation begins after assault in Sheffield

A murder investigation has been launched after a man died following an assault at his home in Sheffield.

Murder investigation begins after assault in Sheffield

Police were called by the ambulance service just after 1am today after a man was found with serious injuries at his home in Greenland Drive, Darnall.

The 42-year-old man was taken to hospital but died later.

A post mortem examination will take place today to establish the cause of death.

A man in his twenties has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in police custody.

Police say inquiries at the scene will be ongoing throughout the day.

Anyone with information is asked to call South Yorkshire Police.

Police search for man missing from Dunnington

Police have issued an urgent appeal to help find a man who is missing from his home in Dunnington, York.

Clive Nicholson, 57, went missing on Sunday 19 October 2014.

Clive Nicholson, 57, went missing on Sunday 19 October 2014.

Police investigations so far lead officers to believe that he has travelled to the Sheffield area in a dark blue Ford Mondeo estate car.

Officers are concerned for Mr Nicholson’s welfare and are urging members of the public to report any sightings of him or his vehicle.

They are also appealing to anyone who has seen him since the night of Saturday 18 October to contact them. Mr Nicholson is described as white, of medium build, 5ft 9in tall, with short greying hair, blue eyes and he wears glasses.

He is believed to be wearing a cable-knit grey jumper, white polo t-shirt, dark blue jeans and black shoes.

He may also be wearing a waist-length grey hooded jacket. Anyone with anyone information that can help the search for Mr Nicholson is asked to pass information to their local police on 101.

Hull MP calls for more sexual education in schools

A Hull MP is calling for more sexual education in schools.

Diana Johnson says learning about relationships could help young people identify whether they're being groomed and reduce the risk of them becoming victims of sexual abuse.

The Government needs to do more in a range of areas to protect children from abuse and to support parents. One particular area where schools can help is by teaching children how to recognise inappropriate and suspicious behaviour, such as grooming. Pupils in every type of school need to be taught more about personal relationships than just the basic old-fashioned biology lessons of the past. We are reminded regularly in the news of all the opportunities and dangers that confront young people today. In our free, open, high-technology society we cannot protect youngsters totally from every conceivable danger and the increasing opportunities that potential abusers have. However, a modern education should give young people skills that tilt the odds in their favour - and firmly against those seeking to harm them. It would also help the fight against other costly social ills such as relationship breakdowns, domestic violence and unplanned teenage pregnancies.

– Diana Johnson MP


Clegg hails Sheffields jobs boom

Nick Clegg has welcomed news that 7,000 people have found employment in the last three months in Sheffield.

Clegg hails Sheffield jobs boom Credit: Press Association

Latest ONS figures show that 25,000 people have found jobs since 2010 and the number of people on Jobseeker's Allowance has fallen by over 4,000 since May 2010.

Rather than experiencing a ‘post-Soviet meltdown’ as local Labour MPs predicted, we are experiencing a post-Labour jobs boom.

What’s particularly encouraging is that our great northern powerhouses like Sheffield are leading this economic recovery - seeing huge improvements in our local infrastructure, more investment available for local businesses to expand and support for taking on record numbers of apprentices.

– Nick Clegg

New jobs as superfast broadband network expands

Thirty jobs have been created in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire as more households take advantage of superfast broadband.

Since the spring, one hundred and ten new recruits have taken up new posts in Yorkshire Credit: Pre

BT has expanded its recruitment programme for its local network business, Openreach.

Since the spring, one hundred and ten new recruits have taken up new posts in Yorkshire.

New employees will connect new housing developments and help maintain and repair the network.

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