Yorkshire News Briefing
Keep up to speed with Zoe Hu's two-minute Yorkshire News Briefing - bringing you the most important stories of the day. Available every weekday evening.
April 28, 2021
28 April 2021
Today's stories: Tour de Walkshire launched for residents after the region's cycling race postponed; Over 1500 York businesses to receive the rest of Council's Additional Restrictions Grant; Line-up for Sheffield Tramlines Music Festival announced ahead of July's event; Doncaster recovered to pre-pandemic level of job adverts. Thanks for listening.
April 22, 2021
22 April 2021
Today's stories: Yorkshire found to be the least energy efficient region in Britain; Deer Shed music festival cancelled after organisers struggled with Covid insurance; Three more men arrested following a stabbing in Sheffield; Firefighters in Leeds complete Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money. Thanks for listening.
April 21, 2021
21 April 2021
Today's stories: Statements were altered to mask police failings after Hillsborough disaster, court heard; M&S to create 300 jobs as it opens new online warehouse in West Yorkshire; Sheffield pub changed opening hours after noise complaints; Tom Cruise was seen in North Yorkshire for a film shoot. Thanks for listening.
April 20, 2021
20 April 2021
Today's stories: Primark to repay £121m furlough money despite lockdown shutdown; South Yorkshire Police injured following incident on M18, where one man was arrested; Community food bank in York has given more than 1000 packages since it opened in December; Tuneless Choirs in Doncaster to return in May after 8 months.
April 19, 2021
19 April 2021
Today's stories: York Police Officer boards popular bus routes to talk to residents; Sentencing delayed for Sheffield kidnap suspect after judge unable to conclude; One way system at Doncaster's Lakeside criticised by residents; Sixth-tier football team York City jokingly boycotted the newly-announced European Super League.
April 16, 2021
16 April 2021
Today's stories: Government criticised over slow rollout of Kickstart as campaigns call for scheme extension; Roman villa remains damaged by trespassers hours after its high status was revealed; Kays Catalogue could become clinical research unit in Leeds; Sheffield couple who met as teenage workers at Grand Hotel in 1940s to celebrate 70th anniversary. Available every weekday evening. Have a good weekend.
April 15, 2021
15 April 2021
Today's stories: BBC defends reporting of Prince Philip's death as it releases funeral coverage plans; Extra measures and police patrols to tackle littering and anti-social behaviour at Sheffield park; Congestion levels in Hull this week "twice as high as London"; Online workshops to return to Kirklees to help reduce food waste. Available every weekday evening. Thank you for listening.
April 14, 2021
14 April 2021
Today's stories: Councils across Yorkshire offer Restart Grants to help businesses reopen; 18-year-old lost his hand in a machete attack in Leeds; Remains of a 'high-status' Roman villa discovered in Scarborough; Divers return to Ponds Forge pool in Sheffield. Available every weekday evening. Thank you for listening.
April 13, 2021
13 April 2021
Today's stories: Moderna vaccine rollout begins in England; Investigation launched after shots fired at house in Doncaster ; Yorkshire’s largest dinosaur footprint discovered on coast; York theatre to open new pop-up bar. Available every weekday evening. Thanks for listening.
April 12, 2021
12 April 2021
Today's stories: Pubs and restaurants across Yorkshire reopen as part of the latest lockdown easing; Protest took place outside an B&M shop in Sheffield over allegations of an ex-worker's unpaid wages; Three people in West Yorkshire appeared in court with murder charges; Street art featuring key workers on display in York city centre. Available every weekday evening. Thanks for listening.
April 9, 2021
9 April 2021
Today's story: World pays tribute to Prince Philip, who has died aged 99.
April 8, 2021
8 April 2021
Today's stories: MP calls for police protection for Rotherham Covid testing staff who were attacked by rocks; People urged not to put padlocks over Hull's new bridge; Final seven candidates announced for West Yorkshire Mayor Election; Sand drawing created at North Yorkshire beach to launch national clean-up campaign. Available every weekday evening.
April 7, 2021
7 April 2021
Today's stories: Under-30s in the UK are to be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine due to blood clot concerns; Third electric car charging hub to be approved in York; Two people died after motorway car collision in Sheffield; Leeds student installed bin bag dispenser at park which was stacked with rubbish last week. Available every weekday evening.
April 6, 2021
6 April 2021
Today's stories: Better public transport needed to help left-behind areas in Yorkshire, report says; Fire crews fight Doncaster recycling centre blaze; Sheffield Council to consider a crossing after petition; A York store destroyed b fire to be redeveloped as a business park. Available every weekday evening.
April 5, 2021
5 April 2021
Today's stories: Culture venues in Yorkshire and across England share the latest round of Recovery Fund; Hundreds attended Sheffield's Kill the Bill protest on Saturday; York Archbishop criticised for advertising job which pays £90,000; Worksop Masterplan launched to transform the town centre. Available every weekday evening.
April 2, 2021
2 April 2021
Today's stories: Shielding comes to an end for millions in the UK; Family of Barnsley murder victim appeal for answers; Around 47,000 eligible for vaccine in North Yorkshire have yet to come forward; Sheffield Recycling centres to extend opening hours after petition. Available every weekday evening.
April 1, 2021
1 April 2021
Today's stories: People urged to avoid busy places if travelling to Yorkshire coasts; Police investigate rape report in Sheffield park; Harrogate could have Yorkshire's first CYCLOPS junction; Yorkshire bus company finds residents want their April Fools boat service to be real. Available every weekday evening.
March 31, 2021
31 March 2021
Today's stories: Great Yorkshire Show to be held over four days for the first time; Mounds of litter left at parks in Leeds and Sheffield; Hit and run incident left 76-year-old woman from Doncaster severely injured; People in West Yorkshire reminded not to have BBQ due to increasing risks of moorland fires; New chocolate factory to open in Sheffield this year. Available every weekday evening.
March 30, 2021
30 March 2021
Today's stories: Wetherspoon to open 18 new pubs including in Sheffield and Leeds; York Council to fly Pride flag tomorrow to celebrate Trans Day of Visibility; Sheffield buses diverted because of vandalism and anti-social behaviour; Leeds Festival organiser feels confident about summer event. Available every weekday evening.
March 29, 2021
29 March 2021
Today's stories: People in England allowed to meet outside as lockdown restrictions ease; £170m Liberty Steel bailout request rejected by the government; Nine officers injured at anti-lockdown protest in Bradford; Fundraising campaign launched for a Doncaster shop after window attack; York rail operator resumed its services to London after three-month suspension. Available every weekday evening.