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RAF pilot guided into Yorkshire airbase after suffering 'loss of vision' at controls of fast jet

An RAF fast jet pilot was guided into land at a North Yorkshire airbase after suffering a 'loss of vision' at the controls'

The dramatic inicdent happened at RAF Leeming during a routine training flight in a Hawk jet last Friday.

The pilot radioed to base after he was suddenly lost vision while flying.

At one point it was thought he would have to eject into the North Sea until another pilot was dispatched to try and talk him down.

Up to 5000 couples visit fertility clinics in Yorkshire each year

It is estimated up to 5000 couples approach a fertility clinic in Yorkshire every year - desperate to know why they can not conceive a baby. And in the UK as a whole, one in seven couples struggles to have a child.

But in the past few years the number of IVF cycles in our region has being cut dramatically, with the NHS admitting earlier this year that this lifeline for would-be parents could be cut altogether. Helen Steel's been to meet two couples who have been through the IVF process.

Warnings of more flooding as heavy rain forecast

The Environment Agency has issued a warning to communities in Yorkshire about possible flooding and disruption to travel on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Heavy rain is forecast as well as high tides.

Rivers in the county already affected by record levels throughout the wettest December on record are most at risk, with the potential for heavy rainfall causing them to rise again, and drains to flood.

Environment Agency teams have been working around the clock responding to the recent floods and then helping communities recover.

Since last month, inspections of more than 7,000 Environment Agency assets have been completed and repair work is underway at many sites.

We will issue flood warnings and alerts where necessary as rivers respond to the rainfall. This could also cause drains to overflow, so people need to be ready for flash flooding in some places. Environment Agency teams are already out checking flood defences, clearing trash screens and blockages in watercourses and culverts.

Disruption to travel and some flooding of low-lying land and individual properties is possible. We urge people to take care near coastal paths and promenades, and not to drive through flood water.

– Clare Dinnis, National Flood Duty Manager at the Environment Agency

Tata Steel to announce location of further job cuts

Steel workers in Rotherham and Scunthorpe are waiting for Tata Steel to reveal where they are losing another 150 jobs.

Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Two thirds are expected to go at the company's Port Talbot plant in Wales.

A spokesperson from Tata Steel has told ITV News that any announcement concerning their work will be made "directly to the workforce at the right time".

Read: UK Government 'deeply concerned' by job reports


More than 120 Yorkshire buses to go green

More than 120 buses in Yorkshire will be fitted with green technology which aims to cut emissions by 90 per cent.

Yorkshire buses to be fitted with green technology Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The buses upgraded from this fund in Yorkshire will complete four hundred and twenty thousand journeys a year

Thousands of householders cut back on heating to pay rent

Around 600,000 people in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire are cutting back on winter essentials to pay their rent or mortgage.

Research reveals a quarter of rent or mortgage payers are cutting back on heating to meet housing payments Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Research by housing and homelessness charity Shelter reveals a quarter of rent or mortgage payers in the region are cutting back on heating and clothing to meet their housing payments.

Yorkshire young Muslims start new Year with big street clean

Young Muslims from Sheffield, Huddersfield, Scunthorpe joined the city councils to help keep the streets clean after the New Year festivities.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) cleaning the streets in Scunthorpe

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) were out in force doing their bit to rid the town centres of rubbish and debris left over the Christmas period.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) in Scunthorpe

The big street clean was just one of several initiatives members have been involved with during Winter.

The group also organised blood donation sessions, collected money for British Red Cross, visited Children's hospitals and Nursing homes giving them chocolates and gifts and donated food to the homeless & vulnerable on Christmas Day. Earlier in the month they dispatched more than 20 volunteers to assist with the Cumbria Relief Effort.

Our members have enjoyed living in Yorkshire for decades and so any opportunity to help our local Community is a much welcomed one.

Cleaning the streets of Britain also presents us with an opportunity to become better Muslims as Cleanliness is an integral part of our faith.

Giving up a couple of hours can make a huge difference.

We are a peace loving and well organised association which will continue to help make this great part of England an even better place to live in."

– Nadeem Ahmad, Regional Youth Leader for Yorkshire
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