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Sheffield tiger-parts trader handed community sentence

A woman from Sheffield who pleaded guilty to three offences relating to the trade of tiger derivatives has been handed a 12-month community order.

Credit: Ross Parry

Catherine Emberton, 29, from Gleadless Road in Heeley, admitted the offences at Sheffield Crown Court in February.

Credit: Ross Parry

Police found tiger claws and teeth at her house during a raid in September.

She had been ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work. She was also acquitted of one count of fraud.

Election campaign begins after Parliament is dissolved

The campaign for General Election 2015 is officially underway after Parliament was dissolved.

It also means several MPs from our region are officially retiring from Westminster.

Among those standing down are the ex-Conservative Party leader and Richmond MP William Hague and former Labour Home Secretary and member for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough David Blunkett.

As the campaign begins, we ask voters in Bradford what matters to them:


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General election TV debate: Leaders given podium line-up

The all-important podium plan for Thursday's night's general election debate on ITV has been announced.

Prime Minister and the Green Party's Natalie Bennett have been allocated spots at either end of the line-up of party leaders.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage is set to be sandwiched between Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Labour leader Ed Miliband.

ITV can confirm that lots have been drawn today to determine the podium order for The ITV Leaders' Debate.

As a result of the drawing of lots the leaders will appear on set, left to right, as follows - Natalie Bennett, Nick Clegg, Nigel Farage, Ed Miliband, Leanne Wood, Nicola Sturgeon and David Cameron.

– ITV spokeswoman


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