10/02/2017 Look North (Yorkshire)


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Police have launched a murder inquiry after a 16-year-old boy

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died after an incident in Leeds earlier today.

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A number of streets in the Harehills area of Leeds remain sealed off this

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A large police cordoned remains in Harehills Lane in Leeds tonight

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following a serious assault on a 16-year-old boy this afternoon. The

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teenager was taken to hospital with serious stab wounds. A died later.

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Forensic officers are expected to remain at the scene for the next few

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days as inquiry is to establish exactly what happened continue.

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Motorists have been warned to expect some disruption as a result. A

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15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains in

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police custody. Detectives are appealing for anyone with

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information to come forward. A woman who was admitted

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to a hospital ward and then asked to sleep in a shower room has made

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an official complaint Lynne Dexter from Seacroft in Leeds

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became seriously ill last Sunday. It comes as figures released today

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show the pressure is increasing Our correspondent

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Spencer Stokes has more. This is the room you would

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have had to sleep in. A private room in hospital, but not

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the sort patients might expect. On Wednesday night this week,

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68-year-old Lynne Dexter from Leeds was asked if she would mind her bed

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being wheeled into a shower room at St James' Hospital

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so she could sleep there. I looked at her and I looked

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at the room and I just started crying, and I said no,

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sorry, I know you're under stress, but the answer is no,

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and I couldn't stop crying. Lynne says the ward was full,

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people were sleeping in the corridor and the shower room was the last bit

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of space, but no place to put someone with asthma

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and breathing difficulties. It was damp in there because someone

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had had a shower in it that evening. She said it was fully cleaned,

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but once somebody has been in a shower, it's not fully

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cleaned, is it? In recent weeks, Leeds

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Teaching Hospitals Trust, which runs St James',

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has struggled with bed availability. Figures show at the start of this

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week, out of 1,692 beds available, 1,671 were occupied,

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meaning 98.7% were full. Tonight, Leeds Teaching Hospitals

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Trust apologised to Lynne Dexter, explaining that during extremely

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busy periods, patients sometimes have to be transferred

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to what is called a non-bedded area. The trust goes on to say that it

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does not regard a large shower area as the right accommodation

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for a patient and they're The shower, according to Lynne,

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did end up being slept in, I woke up and I went to the toilet

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and there was an old lady in the shower room in a bed

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and the sister said to me, "I was bullied into putting her

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in there," so I said it's Back at home, Lynne says she has no

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wish to return to Saint James' and has made a formal complaint

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about being asked to sleep York Minster police are being given

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the same powers as police officers in the cathedral's area. They have

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undergone specialist training and will be able to arrest people should

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they need to. The man behind plans to build

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a new ?20 million theme park in Scarborough says it would take

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the town "to the next level" Flamingoland owner Gordon Gibb

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is the preferred bidder to take over the site of the former

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Futurist theatre. In an exclusive interview

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with BBC Radio York he says his plan would enhance Scarborough

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as a visitor attraction A Victoria Cross awarded to a Leeds

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soldier for his actions during the Battle of the Somme

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will be auctioned off next month. George Sanders won the prestigious

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award for gallantry in 1916. It's being sold along with his

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Military Cross and other medals. Auctioneers think they could

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fetch up to ?220,000. A new advice centre for miners

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who worked in the former Selby The new service at Selby Community

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Centre will offer ex-miners and their families support on issues

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including industrial The last pit in the Selby

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Coalfield closed in 2004. Many staff transferred or Lefty

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industry altogether. -- left the industry.

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13 years later, volunteers say the need for advice and help

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We're a port of call for people who feel they're sturggling

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with injuries and diseases picked up from the mining industry,

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advice what to do next, we have a few gentlemen who have

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problems with knees, breathing, vibration white finger.

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Sport, and in Super League it was a great start

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to the season as Castleford took on Leigh at Home.

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They had the game in the back at half-time. -- bag. Castleford 44,

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Leeds 16. Meanwhile, Huddersfield Giants

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were away to Widnes, winning by 28 points

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to the Vikings' 16. In football, couple of results

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for you, in the championship, Sheffield Wednesday were at home

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to Birmingham, they won 3-0. And in league two,

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it was a goalless draw for top of the table Doncaster Rovers

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who were away to Newport. Now let's get the

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weather with Keeley. Some of us will see some snow

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and we do have a warning out for the Pennine chain overnight

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tonight and also the North York Moors where we could well see a few

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centimetres of snow. In fact, above 200m,

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we could see a few centimetres, The first feature passes

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through overnight and tomorrow morning then we could have another

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spell of snow, especially for high ground as we make our way

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through Saturday night into Sunday, just slushy deposits

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at lower levels. They will be a mix of rain,

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sleet and snow, but they will become much more heavier and widespread

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from the east later in the night and on higher ground above 200

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metres we could see a few centimetres, slushy deposits

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on lower levels and slippery surfaces on lower levels

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as temperatures drop Similar conditions -

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rain, sleet and snow showers - Snow becomes confined

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to the highest ground through the day tomorrow,

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but a cold, grey and cloudy Showers which will be more frequent

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through the day then another spell of snow,

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especially for higher That's it from the week

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team here at Look North.

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