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Police catch up to motorway mobility scooter

A pensioner has been ticked off by police after being caught driving down the hard shoulder of the M1 on his mobility scooter.

The unnamed 85-year-old was spotted edging down the motorway between junctions near Sheffield. Traffic slowed down as motorists came across scene.

Police think he joined the M1 at junction 31 but was turned around by an officer.

South Yorkshire Police said the force received a number of calls about the pensioner's trip down the hard shoulder, adding his family had since been contacted:

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Parade around walls to mark Yorkshire Day

The Yorkshire Ridings Society led their annual walk around York's walls with the county's flag today.

The Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity was read out at the four gates.

The time for the first reading, 11.39am, coincides with the number of years since the first written reference to the Ridings of York in the Anglo Saxon Chronicles.

The ceremonial party has now moved to St Helen’s Square for an afternoon of entertainment.

The reading of the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity took place in York
The reading of the Yorkshire Declaration of Integrity took place in York
The Yorkshire Ridings society led a walk around York's walls
The Yorkshire Ridings society led a walk around York's walls

Celebrations still going strong for Yorkshire Day

Today is Yorkshire Day. It has been marked since 1975, and the celebrations are still going strong.

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Happy Yorkshire Day – enjoy what Yorkshire has to offer! Our Yorkshire Flag is flying at Bishopthorpe. #YorkshireDay

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Good morning and welcome to the best day of the year... Happy Yorkshire Day everyone! #YorkshireDay http://t.co/17D70TjOqd

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‘by ‘eck! It’s Yorkshire Day! N’ we are chuffed. We hope thee is as chuffed as wee n’ are havin a reet good Yorkshire day doing summat great

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Happy Yorkshire Day everyone, looking forward to a big Yorkshire derby tonight at Headingley Carnegie, you can pay at the turnstile

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People across the region are celebrating Yorkshire Day.

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Happy Yorkshire Day everyone - proud to be a Tyke & represent such a cracking part of the world #YorkshireDay http://t.co/2jYX933vtc

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Happy Yorkshire Day – enjoy what Yorkshire has to offer! Our Yorkshire Flag is flying at Bishopthorpe. #YorkshireDay

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