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West Yorkshire Police clamp down on drink drivers

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A summer crackdown on drink driving has seen 156 motorists arrested on suspicion of being over the limit across West Yorkshire, in June alone.

Drink driving tends to increase during the summer months as people stop off at the pub or call at friends for a drink or two after work.

The World Cup has also seen more people visiting licensed premises to watch a match.

Inspector Joanne Field from West Yorkshire Roads Policing Unit said:

"We have increased our patrols to specifically target people risking their own lives and the lives of others by getting behind the wheel when over the limit."


Factfile: About cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a life-shortening genetic condition which causes the lungs and digestive system to become clogged with thick sticky mucus, resulting in chronic infections and inflammation of the lungs. Only half of those people with it live to celebrate their 40th birthday.

  • 10,000 people in the UK are directly affected.
  • 2 million people in the UK carry the faulty gene which causes the condition.
  • If two carriers have children there is a 1 in 4 chance it will be passed on.

People with cystic fibrosis often look perfectly healthy but they need to take a large amount of drugs each day and have time-consuming physiotherapy as well as being isolated from others with the condition. It can critically escalate at any moment.

Educating Yorkshire's Jonny Mitchell hopes cricket match raises awareness of cystic fibrosis

The headteacher of Thornhill Community Academy in Dewsbury says he hopes the cricket match he has played in today will help to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis. Jonny Mitchell, who became famous on the documentary Educating Yorkshire, pulled together a team for the charity game in Ackworth:

Educating Yorkshire's Mr. Mitchell takes to the crease for charity

Staff from Thornhill Community Academy in Dewsbury who starred in the documentary Educating Yorkshire have spent the day playing a charity cricket match in Ackworth to raise money for research into cystic fibrosis.

Educating Yorkshire's headteacher Jonny Mitchell at the crease
Educating Yorkshire's headteacher Jonny Mitchell at the crease Credit: ITV News Calendar

Headteacher Jonny Mitchell's team have played against a team of family and friends of Rebecca Marley who died from cystic fibrosis in 2009 at the age of 27. Her relatives are raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust which is this year celebrating its 50th birthday.

Stephen sheds pounds to gain pounds for cancer

This time last year Stephen Bielby from Sutton in Craven weighed over 23 stone and would not even think of having a go at an extreme obstacle assault course.

But after his wife was diagnosed with cancer he accepted the challenge to lose the weight and take part in one, to help raise money for the charity which gave him and his family vital support during such a difficult time. Sarah Clark reports.


Jail for members of feuding families

Those jailed in a long-running and violent feud between two familes are:

Daniel Robert James, 38, of Bullough Lane, Rothwell, (five years and three months); Lee James, 35, of Gelderd Road, Leeds, (three years and nine months);

Peter James, 40, of Murton Lane, York, (three years and nine months); Adam Kindon, 36, of Ingram Road, Leeds, (three years and three months); John Kindon, 29, of Gelderd Road, Leeds, (three years);

Levi Pattison, 39, of Gelderd Road, Leeds, (three years and three month); Steve Pattison, 35, of Hillidge Road, Leeds, (three years and three months).

Samuel James, aged 55, of Spring Avenue, Leeds, was found not guilty.

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