Yorkshire

Police on scene at incident in Selby town centre

Police are at the scene of a serious incident in Selby. Police attended a property in Finkle Street just before 9am this morning, where they located a man who had suffered serious injuries. A woman was also found injured. A man in his 30s has been arrested in connection with the incident. Members of the public are asked to avoid the area while forensic enquiries continue at the scene. No tags for this post.
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Why lateral flow (rapid) testing may not be beneficial to schools

Schools are currently in a state of limbo in how lateral flow testing will be implemented within schools. The idea, in principle, is to reduce Covid-19 infection rates, but there does seem to be flaws in how well it will work and the problems it will create for a school. Lateral flow testing can provide a result in less than an hour, as they don’t required a sample to be sent away to a laboratory. On the 15 December 2020, the Government said from January, all secondary schools will have access to lateral flow testing: Statement from the Government: Students
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Dame Fanny Waterman 22 March 1920 – 20 December 2020

Dame Fanny Waterman, founder and President Emeritus of The Leeds International Piano Competition, died peacefully yesterday at her residential care home in Ilkley, Yorkshire at the age of 100. Born in Leeds (22 March, 1920), Dame Fanny Waterman founded the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1961 with her late husband Dr Geoffrey de Keyser and Marion Thorpe CBE, then the Countess of Harewood. The first event followed in 1963 and she remained its Chairman & Artistic Director until her retirement in 2015 at the age of 95. As President Emeritus she attended live concerts and events until the beginning of
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North Yorkshire Police to receive a meagre £3.9m Government funding increase for next year

There is a considerable level of smoke and mirrors around policing funding, particularly when you look at overall policing numbers and the budgets available to a particular police force. To be clear that isn’t a criticism of North Yorkshire Police, that is criticism of the North Yorkshire Police Fire and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan and the Home Office for putting out headline grabbing PR that they know many won’t read through. That headline figure from the Government is that policing will receive an extra £636million this year – that is of course dependent on the general public contributing more which
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North Yorkshire Covid-19 stats improving but beginning to plateau

Each week the North Yorkshire Local Resilience Forum (NYLRF) provides a media briefing. The group is formed from all the lead figures in policing, public health, testing and hospitals. These are the main points from the briefing. The Covid-19 statistics for North Yorkshire have improved over the week, but not as significantly as they had done the previous week, the term plateauing was used. There was caution around over optimism leading to the public relaxing the measures too quickly. It was thought that although theoretically areas of North Yorkshire could be a Tier-1, the group didn’t especially support that as
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New director of public health for North Yorkshire

Director of Public Health, Dr Lincoln Sargeant is moving to a new post in the South West of England after eight years in the county. Dr Sargeant has been instrumental in establishing and leading the county’s Public Health service since the transfer of responsibilities from the NHS to local government in April 2013. He is moving to become the new Director of Public Health for Torbay, in a board-level post, which also has a formal lead role for prevention within the Devon Integrated Care System. Louise Wallace will take up the post in North Yorkshire as interim Director of Public
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Here’s how many Covid-19 fixed penalty notices were issued in the last week, and the worst offending areas

North Yorkshire Police have handed out 159 fixed penalty notices over the last week for breach of Covid-19 regulations. Most were issued for being outside without a reasonable reason, and most were issued in Scarborough. Craven – 4 Hambleton – 3 Harrogate – 6 Richmond – 0 Ryedale – 0 Scarborough – 126 Selby – 6 York – 14 North Yorkshire now has the challenge of being surrounded by Tier-3 regions. Residents from a Tier-3 should only travel to a Tier-2 for essential journeys, and not for shopping or a night out – essential reasons includes for work. No tags
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10,500 turkeys to be culled after Avian influenza of the H5N8 strain confirmed on a farm in North Yorkshire

Avian influenza of the H5N8 strain confirmed on a farm in North Yorkshire The risk of public health from the virus is very low and this strain of avian influenza does not pose a food safety risk for UK consumers. Avian influenza of the H5N8 strain was confirmed at a turkey fattening premises near Northallerton on Saturday 28 November 2020. All 10,500 birds at the farm will be humanely culled to limit the spread of the disease. A 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zone has been put in place around the infected site to limit the risk of the disease
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North Yorkshire welcomes extra funds in spending review

North Yorkshire has welcomed the Chancellor’s Spending Review statement today, which has set out increased funding levels for councils to help them tackle the next year and to support their communities through the Covid-19 pandemic. Details of how the one year spending programme will impact on North Yorkshire are still awaited, but county council leaders are pleased to note that £1.55bn of additional funding and £300m for social care have been provided in recognition of the pressures county councils are facing in leading the reaction to Covid. North Yorkshire also welcomes the announcement of an income guarantee to compensate for
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Urgent appeal to locate missing York 14 year-old girl

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for the public’s assistance to help locate 14 year-old Tia Frost-Smith who was last seen around 1.45pm on Monday 23 November 2020 near Danesgate School. Tia, also known as Shakira, left the school on Fulford Road in York and was seen heading towards the Millennium Bridge. Tia is 5ft 2, slim in build with long brown hair. She is believed to be wearing black jeans and a black Adidas top. Tia is believed to have links to Bridlington and Hull. Officers are extremely concerned for Tia’s welfare and ask anyone with information which may help
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