Traces of horse DNA have been discovered in a beef burgers sold in supermarkets across the UK. A Tesco burger was found to be 29% horsemeat
A list of the beef burgers, sold in UK supermarkets, that were found to contain traces of horsemeat.
A man from North Yorkshire has been charged with murders in the Central African Republic after reporting he discovered bodies on a reserve.
At least six people became stranded at "Britain's highest pub" when heavy snow and icy conditions set in.
Staff at the remote Tan Hill Inn near Reeth, North Yorkshire, said spirits remain high at the pub in spite of their predicament.
The 44-tonne lorry was carrying a load of around 10 tonnes of frozen fish, much of which spilled onto the road.
The lorry itself is blocking the whole road and some of the frozen salmon has also spread over onto the opposite carriageway.
A full closure is currently in place at junction 34 eastbound of the M62 with diversions via the A19 and A645 or the A19, A63 and A1041 for high vehicles.
The closure is expected to remain in place for some time.
A section of the M62 eastbound has closed after an overturned lorry spilled 10 tonnes of fish on the carriageway.
Humberside Police were called just before 3am to reports of a lorry having overturned between junctions 34 and 35.
The 47-year-old male driver of the lorry suffered head injuries which are not thought to be life threatening. An ambulance treated him at the scene.
A derelict house in Whitby has been sealed off after workmen renovating the building, found a body. North Yorkshire Police say the body appears to have been in the property "for some time." They are treating the death as unexplained.
Police were called to the house in Broomfield Terrace, behind Bagdale, near the town centre, shortly after 2pm on Saturday. Police have released few other details and have not said whether the body is that of a man or a woman.
A number of rumours circulated on social media about the discovery of the body and police have now urged people not to speculate about what has happened.
– Spokesman, North Yorkshire Police.
"Enquiries remain ongoing to establish the identity and cause of death to establish if there are any suspicious circumstances. While police enquiries are ongoing, we urge people to refrain from speculating about the incident. We are not likely to be in a position to have further updates for several days."
Waitrose has become the latest supermarket to pull beef burgers from its selves after horsemeat was found in burgers made by one their suppliers.
The company said it had taken frozen burgers made by Dalepak, one of the firms at the centre of the horsemeat contamination investigation, off sale "as a precaution" when it had its accreditation suspended.
In a statement, Waitrose said its burgers had since been tested and were found to be 100% beef:
"The ingredients in our burgers are simple with all meat traceable back to British farms that we know."
"Our technical team visited the Dalepak site last week and were happy that our products were produced to our high specification and separately from other companies' products (ours are produced at 6am before other any other burgers)."
The Food Standards Agency has dismissed claims that the horse drug 'bute' may have entered the human food chain in horsemeat.
The FSA said horses treated with the drug phenylbutazone are "not allowed to enter the food chain".
The FSA statement added: "During the recent horsemeat incident the Food Safety Authority of Ireland checked for the presence of phenylbutazone and the samples came back negative."
Shadow Environment Secretary Mary Creagh earlier expressed fears that the drug may have entered the food chain through horsemeat slaughtered in UK abattoirs
A ten-year-old boy was set on fire after being sprayed with an aerosol can in a York park, the Yorkshire Post reports.
Gabriel Wishart, was targeted by a group of boys on Tuesday, who sprayed him and then set his clothes alight.
North Yorkshire Police said the incident was "very concerning".
– SERGEANT ED NOBLE, NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE
This is a very concerning incident which could have had serious consequences, but thankfully the boy did not suffer any injuries but was left shaken by the ordeal. We are investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident and we are appealing for information from members of the local community.
A major food factory owned by one of Europe's biggest suppliers and processors has been shut in Ireland after horse DNA was found in frozen burgers in new tests two days ago.
ABP Food Group said the suspension of all production at the Silvercrest Foods plant in Co Monaghan was the "responsible course of action".
The firm said that, following new results from the Irish Department of Agriculture, it believes the source of the contaminated material is one supplier.
Public service trade union Unison said the presence of horse DNA in beef burgers should have been picked up by British authorities, but Government cuts to food trading and meat hygiene services mean vital safety checks are being limited.
The union said the scandal demonstrated the industry was not fit to self-regulate and criticised the "dramatic falls in levels of activity" across the food safety industry, including:
- 29% drop in new prosecutions
- 265 fall in total number of schedule inspections
- 24% fall in total number of visits for enforcement purposes
- The Brand is Tesco Everyday Value Beef Burgers - priced £1 for eight.
- They have a best before date of Oct 2013 and plant number IE 565 EC.
- Tesco tell us they do not know how many were sold or how long the problem has been going on.