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Householders in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire 'leaving the door open to burglars'

New figures reveal that only a minority of homes in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire are protected by a burglar alarm, and over 10% of people who do have one admit to setting it rarely or never.

  • 46% of householders in Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire have a burglar alarm in their home
  • Of those 13% never or rarely set their alarm

The 2015 Crime Survey for England and Wales estimated there were 800,000 domestic burglaries in 2014/2015, resulting in an average loss per incident of £2,267 and damage costing £892.

Happy 1st birthday to world's rarest tigers

Happy first birthday to three of the world's rarest tigers who will be celebrating - with special presents - at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Hector, Harley and Hope at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Hector, Harley and their sister Hope are part of an international programme to save the endangered Amur tiger.


MOD spend £400m to produce RAF training jets

The Ministry of Defence say they are spending almost £400 million pounds on contracts to produce training jets for the RAF.

It means that jobs in Brough in East Yorkshire, RAF Leeming in North Yorkshire and across Lincolnshire will be secured until twenty-twenty. The money will be used to manufacture and maintain Hawk jets that are used for training pilots before they move on to Typhoon and F35 Lightning fighters.

Women's Tour de Yorkshire 'most lucrative cycle race in the world'

This year's Women's Tour de Yorkshire will be the most lucrative women's cycle race in the world, the organisers say.

Yorkshire’s own world champion Lizzie Armitstead is the first rider to announce she will compete in the race, which takes place on April 30 and will take riders on a 135km route from Otley to Doncaster.

The prize pot of £50,000 for individuals and teams is said to be the biggest in the world.

The 14 women's teams were unveiled, along with the 18 teams for the men's race, by Welcome to Yorkshire’s Sir Gary Verity and Christian Prudhomme, of co-organisers ASO, at tourism conference Y16, in York.

Mr Prudhomme said: "Yorkshire is at the top level in terms of equality between men and women."

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