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Lewis Williams shooting: Accused 'only trying to scare' victim

A teenager who fatally shot a man in the street said he wanted to scare his victim not kill him, a court heard. Lewis Williams, 20, died after suffering injuries to his face and neck in the drive-by attack in Mexborough, South Yorkshire, on 11 January. The 17-year-old defendant told...
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Josh Reeson: Further arrests over York teen's drug death

Three people have been arrested by police investigating the drug-related death of a 15-year-old boy. Josh Reeson became ill on Fulford Road, York, in the early hours of 27 September 2020 and died two days later. An inquest heard the teenager died from multiple organ failure after taking a "significant...
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Leeds Rhinos: Blind rugby league player makes conversion

A blind rugby league player who kicked a successful conversion said he knew the ball had gone over when he heard his team-mates' screams. Leeds Rhino James King's kick against Warrington Wire is thought to be the first of its kind in the Physical Disability Rugby League (PDRL). The 23-year-old,...
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RSPB Bempton staff concerned over unexplained seabird deaths

A number of unexplained seabird deaths at a colony on the East Yorkshire coast has left experts "extremely concerned". Poppy Rummery, of RSPB Bempton, near Bridlington, said there had been a number of recent deaths, with four dead razorbills spotted on Tuesday. Others were "acting strangely", she said. "So, whether...

'#MeToo gave me confidence to report my sexual abuse'

An artist who was sexually abused 25 years ago says the MeToo movement gave her the confidence to speak out. Lucy Churchill said reports about disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein had encouraged her to discuss her experience and contact police. Her abuser admitted the assault against her and was jailed.

Mohamed Issa Koroma named as Sheffield stabbing victim

A 24-year-old man who was fatally stabbed in Sheffield city centre has been named by police. Mohamed Issa Koroma was attacked in High Street at about 16:30 BST on Friday and died a short time later in hospital, South Yorkshire Police said. A post-mortem examination showed he died as the...

Dan Jarvis: MP to step down as South Yorkshire Mayor

The Mayor of South Yorkshire, Dan Jarvis, has announced he will step down from the role next year. Mr Jarvis, who is also the Labour MP for Barnsley Central, said it had been an "extraordinary privilege" but he would not seek re-election in May 2022. He was elected as the...

Welcome to Yorkshire boss James Mason to step down

The head of tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire is to step down from the role, it has been announced. James Mason was appointed as chief executive of the organisation in December 2019, following the departure of Sir Gary Verity. Welcome to Yorkshire said Mr Mason would leave the post on...

CBeebies: Channel appoints George Webster as new host

Fans of a BBC children's channel have taken to social media to praise the appointment of a new guest presenter. CBeebies confirmed George Webster would be joining as a presenter on its CBeebies House. The 20-year-old, from Leeds, who has Down's syndrome, is an actor, dancer and ambassador for the...

Girl, 2, dies after falling from pony at Bedale Hunt meet

A two-year-old girl has died after falling from a pony during a hunt meeting in North Yorkshire. The toddler was riding with members of the Bedale Hunt on land near Northallerton when she fell on Wednesday, a hunt spokesman said. He described the fall as a "tragic accident" and offered...

Boy, nine, killed in hit-and-run van crash in Keighley

A nine-year-old boy has died in a suspected hit-and-run crash in West Yorkshire. Police said the boy and another pedestrian were reportedly struck by a van that was then driven away from Sutton Lane, Keighley, at about 21:30 BST on Friday. An air ambulance attended but the boy died at...

Yorkshire Soapbox Race late postponement 'an utter shambles'

A Huddersfield soapbox race has been postponed two days before the inaugural event was due to take place due to insurance issues. The Yorkshire Soapbox Race was expected to attract more than 3,000 spectators on Sunday, with 30 teams due to race karts through the town centre. One entrant said...

Jack Hunter-Spivey: Paralympian in 'think twice' plea to taxi drivers

A Paralympic medallist is asking taxi drivers to "think twice" about driving off when seeing the passenger is a wheelchair user. Jack Hunter-Spivey has spoken out after two Uber taxis left without him in the fortnight after returning from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. The Sheffield-based Paralympian said it was a...

Leeds Stourton solar-powered park and ride site opens

A £38.5m fully solar-powered park and ride site in Leeds has been described as the "UK's first" by the council. The Stourton site in south Leeds was opened by Rachel Maclean, the minister for future of transport and environment, on Thursday. Ms Maclean said the new scheme would "slash journey...