Police are appealing for information after distinctive diamond rings were stolen from an elderly woman in a burglary in Leeds.
The three rings were among items of jewellery taken from an address in Garforth on November 9.
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The union UNITE will be asking people about their experiences of the Yorkshire Ambulance Service today. They will be in Harrogate, Bradford and Sheffield where they plan to decorate Christmas trees with messages of support for their campaign to defend patient safety.
Unite says its already gathered 1,500 messages of support for its campaign. It is calling on MPs to to investigate claims that patients lives are being put at risk due to plans plans to cut services and use unqualified staff on emergency call-outs.
Dr David Macklin, Executive Director of Operations at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust said:
“Patients’ needs are at the heart of everything we do and our absolute focus is to ensure that we continue to deliver a safe, responsive and high quality service to our patients. We refute the misleading claims Unite the Union have made around patient safety, the role of Emergency Care Assistants, and the Trust’s longer-term plans."
A group working towards securing future funding for two mines facing closure will meet today.
UK Coal and the NUM are building a case for money from Europe to keep staff at Kellingley in Yorkshire and Thoresby in Nottinghamshire in their jobs until 2018.
With the excitement of Christmas building - and just nine sleeps to go - Father Christmas took time out of his busy schedule to call in at Martin House Hospice in Wetherby - by a more conventional mode of transport, as Victoria Whittam reports.
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One of the country's most acclaimed music festival organisers is to step down from the competition she founded more than fifty years ago.
Dame Fanny Waterman is retiring from her role as chairman and artistic director of the Leeds International Piano Competition after next year's event. It comes as she approaches her 95th birthday. She said today she looks back with great pride at the international eminence the Competition has achieved.
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Yorkshire’s National Coal Mining Museum Trust and two companies have been ordered to pay a total of £590,000 in fines and costs after a worker was crushed and killed at the museum in 2011.
58-year-old Michael Buckingham from Grimethorpe near Barnsley died after he became trapped between a tunnel construction machine and a dumper loader that he was operating.
The fatal incident happened 138 metres below ground at the museum’s site at Caphouse colliery in Wakefield.
Sheffield Crown Court heard that Mr Buckingham, an experienced miner and electrician, was part of a team working on the second phase of a £2.7 million improvement project. This involved constructing 140 metres of new tunnels to revitalise the visitors’ tour and increase the number of exhibition galleries.
Mr Buckingham sustained fatal crush injuries when he became trapped between the tunnel construction machine and the forward-tipping dumper - a mineral carrying machine - that he had been operating. Health and Safety inspectors found the dumper was unsafe.
Santa Claus has made a special visit to Martin House Children's Hospice. He has been delivering presents to the children and their families.