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Road plans for Peak District

plans for Peak District road to be reconsidered Credit: Calendar news

Plans abandoned in the 90s for a dual carriageway across the Peak District - linking Manchester to Barnsley - are being re-considered, but they are meeting opposition from campaign groupThe Friends of the Peak District.


Elderly man seriously injured in York collision

Police officers Credit: Calendar

Police remain at the scene of the serious collision in York in which a man in his 80s sustained serious injuries.

Officers have renewed their appeal for witnesses to the collision which occurred outside the York Fairfield Manor Hotel on the A19 Shipton Road in Skelton. The incident was reported at around 3.50pm this afternoon and involved the pedestrian and a dark grey Ford Focus.

The victim was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary where he remains.

Safety concerns over slippy road in Doncaster

South Parade is too slippy, it's claimed Credit: Calendar

This is South Parade in Doncaster where the Royal Mail have said it is too dangerous to deliver post in very wet conditions after a postman slipped and was injured. But businesses on the street say the move is ridiculous and say it could damage their trade.

Royal Mail spokeswoman, Morag Turnbull said:

"A member of staff fell due to moss on the pavement and steps at South Parade and consequently broke his shoulder. Following a risk assessment of the area, we have notified Doncaster Council of the danger posed by the poor condition of the pavement.

"We have explained to customers in South Parade that we must suspend deliveries to their address as a precautionary measure. They will be able to collect their mail from Doncaster Delivery Office. We know this is inconvenient and we apologise to customers.

Gill Gillies at Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council said:

"Our Highways officer has checked the full footway and there are no defects which require attention."