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Ben Needham campaign calls on Twitter users to #HelpFindBen

The campaign to find Ben Needham has taken to Twitter for a special "Tweet for Ben" day.

The Sheffield toddler went missing on the island of Kos in 1991.

The account @FindBenNeedham is tweeting high-profile celebrities to raise awareness of their search.


Superbike star revs up for Charity

Bikers at Sheffield Children's Hospital
One thousand bikers have taken part in the annual Easter Egg Run delivering Easter Eggs to children at Sheffield Children's Hospital Credit: ITV Yorkshire

A thousand bikers have taken part in the annual Easter Egg Run, delivering eggs to patients at Sheffield Children's Hospital.

Among them was World Superbike Champion and Children's Hospital Charity patron James Toseland.

He led the convoy through the city before arriving at the hospital this morning.

World Superbike champion takes part in charity Easter Egg run

World superbike champion James Toseland who is patron of The Children's Hospital charity Credit: PA

World Superbike champion James Toseland will be back on his bike but this time for charity as he takes part in the annual Easter Egg run.

James will lead more than 200 bikers, escorted by police, through Atterclife, The Wicker and West Bar before arriving at Sheffield Children's hospital in Weston Park to deliver the children's chocolate treats.

"We are delighted that James Toseland has decided to support us again this year by taking part in the run. The Egg run is a wonderful event for our young patients as they all love to see the bikers arrive.

It's always a spectacular sight, and of course it gives them a great lift when James then takes the time to visit the wards."

David Vernon-Edwards, The Children's Hospital Charity Director

If you are a biker and would like to join the procession, which leaves South Yorkshire Police Operations complex on Europa Way at 8am, its £2 per rider.


Sheffield woman in hospital after Lake District horror crash

The silver-coloured car furthest away burst into flames Credit: ITV News

A woman from Sheffield is being treated in hospital after her car was involved in a crash in the Lake District which saw the other car burst into flames. It happened on Saturday around 9.30am when a silver coloured mercedes estate had been involved in a collision with a Ford Range pick up.

Passers-by pulled a family of five from the wrecked Mercedes car moments before it exploded. The driver of the Ford, from our region, has minor injuries.

Guide for Sheffield climbers killed in avalanche

Guides still missing after Everest avalanche Credit: NBC News

A sherpa helping a team of climbers from a Sheffield expedition company has been killed after an avalanche on Mount Everest.

Another local sherpa with the group from Jagged Globe is in hospital, while another four guides have escaped without serious injuries.

The avalanche struck early in the morning as the Nepali guides went out to fix ropes for the climbers along the route to the 29,000ft summit.

The team of climbers from the UK were at base camp at the time and have been helping coordinate getting people down. They left the country at the start of April and were due to complete the challenge by the end of May.


Warning to drug users after deaths in Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police warn drug-users

People who use Class A drugs have been warned to be especially vigilant after a number of deaths in Sheffield over the past week.

South Yorkshire Police say although there is no clear connection between the deaths of three people, who are all thought to have been drug users, officers are concerned there may be a link.

Last night a 36-year-old woman from Gleadless and a 47-year-old man from Sharrow were both found dead at their home addresses.

Later the same night, emergency services were called to assist a 43-year-old man from Hillsborough who had apparently overdosed. He was revived and did not travel to hospital.

And in the early hours of Sunday, 13 April police were called after a 54-year-old man died at his home in Sheffield city centre.

It is believed that all four of these people were drug users.

Superintendent Colin McFarlane said:

“It is entirely possible that these deaths are a tragic coincidence.

“However, we cannot rule out the possibility that these deaths may be linked to the same batch of heroin or to users mixing different drugs."

Two charged with robbing 13-year-old girl

Two men have been charged with the robbery of a mobile phone from a 13-year-old girl in Walkley, Sheffield after allegedly threatening her with a knife.

Brett Wraith, 19, of no fixed address, will appear at Sheffield Magistrates Court tomorrow, while Jarrod Bolton, 18, also of no fixed address, will appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday 1 May. Both men are being held in custody.

It is alleged that the 13-year-old girl was playing on her mobile phone in Ruskin Park, Walkley, on the afternoon of Saturday 5 April when two men approached her, threatened her with a knife, and demand she hand over the device.

Sheffield shopping centre to trial fast and slow lanes

We have all been there - out on a shopping trip, desperate for just one thing, but stuck behind hundreds of slow moving shoppers.

One ten year old girl found is so frustrating that she decided it was time to do something about it. Chloe Nash Lowe from Sheffield wrote to Meadowhall demanding a fast lane - and to her surprise, they put one in place today.

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