A fund-raising appeal has been launched to help a toddler left paralysed in a car crash return home from hospital. The two-year-old, from West Yorkshire, needs specialised mobility equipment. Tina Gelder reports.
One of the organisers of a parade of former mineworkers and their families, along with other people from pit villages near Pontefract says it is as relevant now to mark what happened in the miners' strike as 30 years ago. Michelle Brown says she is pleased so many hundreds of people were there.
The niece of David Gareth Jones from Ollerton in Nottinghamshire, who was killed by a brick on a picket line in 1984, joined today's parade through South Kirkby and South Elmsall. Paula Hopson says it is great to see the community still coming together to remember what happened:
Traffic and shoppers stopped in South Kirkby and South Elmsall earlier to watch hundreds of people parade to mark 30 years since the miners' strike. Large banners were carried through the streets.
At the head of the procession was Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band. The parade also included a wreath laying ceremony and speeches.
Several hundred people have paraded from South Kirkby to South Elmsall to mark the 30th anniversary of the miners' strike. Among them were former mineworkers and their families including relatives of David Gareth Jones who died after being hit by a brick in 1984 while on a picket line.
The parade was headed by the Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band and was also held to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War and the 20th anniversary of the closure of Frickley Colliery.
Former mineworkers and their families will parade through the streets of South Elmsall to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the miners' strike.
The parade, will honour the anniversary of the strike as well as the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and the 20th anniversary of the closure of Frickley Colliery.
It is also being held to remember David Jones, a young miner from South Kirby, who was killed after being hit by a brick on the picket line in Ollerton in Nottinghamshire. Some of those taking part today will be wearing t-shirts with his name on.
Two men have appeared in court charged with causing the death of 18-year-old Bethany Jones.
The young woman was on a minibus travelling to a hen party, when it crashed in West Yorkshire. Tina Gelder reports.
Campaigners in a town in West Yorkshire say if a bridge closes tomorrow it could cost lives.
Residents in South Elmsall gathered near the bridge, on Broad Lane, today, claiming the alternative route is unsuitable for heavy traffic. Network Rail is closing the bridge to allow the railway track to take freight trains. They want an emergency meeting with the rail company.
Residents in South Elmsall angry over the closure of their local pool are holding a protest today.
The Minsthorpe Pool Action Group say the closure of the facility by Wakefield Metropolitan District Council was unjust and has already affected all generations in the former mining community.
A bridge closure will cut two streets in South Elmsall from the rest of the village for at least two months from today. Network Rail are replacing the bridge on Broad Lane to allow larger vehicles to pass underneath it.