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SNP 'extends hand of friendship' to Yorkshire

The SNP promised to 'extend a hand of friendship' to Yorkshire, as the party outlined its manifesto. Although we cannot vote for its candidates, the party could influence what happens here after the election.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon said she would act in the interest of the whole of Britain. But her promise comes as a new poll for ITV News has found 59% of people don't want the SNP to have power in Westminster, with other parties claiming the nationalists would break up the UK. Our Political Correspondent Paul Brand reports.

Tributes to paid to Lord Mason of Barnsley

Tributes have been paid to former miner and veteran Labour politician Lord Mason of Barnsley who has died at the age 91 after a long illness.

He was MP for Barnsley for thirty years and served as Secretary of State for Defence and Northern Ireland. The Labour Leader Ed Miliband has described him as " a formidable man, with a deep passion for social justice." Chris Kiddey reports.

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Rotherham Council under fire after £850 a day PR spend over abuse scandal

Rotherham Council is under fire once again tonight after it emerged the authority has hired a public relations expert at a cost of £850 a day to deal with the aftermath of the town's child abuse scandal

The solicitor dealing with victims of the abuse says the cost is unecessary especially since the council already spends more than £700,000 on communication workers. The PR consultant was hired last November and his contract ends next month. David Hirst reports.

Police confirm death of man in Sheffield is not suspicious

Police investigating the death of a man in Sheffield say they are not treating it as suspicious.

Furnival Gate in Sheffield Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Officers were called to a building site in Furnival Gate, Sheffield at around 8am this morning after reports that a man's body had been found.

The victim, believed to be in his 20s, has not yet been formally identified.

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