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The main news from around Yorkshire today:
Changing the laws of access so children's voices are heard -
the mother whose two boys were killed deliberately
by their dad takes her campaign to Downing Street.
And the polar with the molar - what happens when this big bear has
A mother, whose two young sons were deliberately killed
by their father in an arson attack at his home in South Yorkshire,
is taking a petition to Downing Street this afternoon
calling for a change in the law governing access to children.
Jack and Paul Throssell died in October two years ago
during an access visit to their father Darren Sykes
Sykes killed himself alongside his sons.
Our correspondent John Cundy reports.
Jack Throssell, who was 12, and his nine-year-old brother Paul
were lured to their death by their father Darren.
He took them to the attic of his house in Penistone to see
a new model train set, but Sykes set fire to the house
and blocked the three of them in the burning attic.
I had flagged it up to everybody - social services, Cafcass,
The judge was aware as well, and it is actually in my court case
that I said I thought he would either kill
He'd threatened to commit suicide a couple of months earlier,
and he just wasn't in the right place at the time to have
Claire Throssell says her sons had never enjoyed their visits
She says judges should be made to listen more directly
to the feelings of children when deciding who has access to them
This afternoon, Claire will take the petition to Downing Street,
signed by more than 40,000 people, demanding a change to family law.
What we need to do is to make sure children are at the heart
of every decision made, and that they are
Jack never had his voice heard until he was in the fire
and he said to the firemen, my dad did this and
Claire Throssell has been a strong campaigner for more changes ever
since she suffered the tragic death of her sons in Penistone.
The children's voices must always be heard in these cases,
and their wishes and feelings must be taken into account.
This afternoon, she takes that campaign just one step further.
We will have more on that story on Look North tonight at 6:30pm.
A new ?5.2 million trial to improve lung cancer diagnoses is to be
Vans carrying screening equipment will visit different
The results will be used to plan a national programme.
Around 4,500 people are diagnosed with the disease
Two West Yorkshire Police officers have been praised for their bravery
after rescuing a mother and child from freezing water
The woman's car left the road and ended up on its side
in a water-filled ditch in South Milford near Selby.
The officers jumped into the icy water to free the woman and child.
They were taken to hospital as a precaution.
The Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns Williamson applauded
Schoolchildren who are disabled, able-bodied or have special
educational needs have been taking part in the very first
The fully-inclusive event is support ed by the Yorkshire
double Paralympic gold-medallist Danielle Brown.
Yes, welcome to the 4 All Games here in Wakefield.
This is an opportunity for children from lots of different backgrounds
Some of the children here are disabled and some
are able-bodied and some have special educational needs.
But they are all having a go at sports, and archery is first up.
Let's have a chat with Danielle Brown, the former
Paralympic gold medallist who is just the right
person to be giving tips on this board, because,
Why are you involved in the 4 All Games?
We are trying to make sport inclusive, so today
we have got a range of kids with different abilities.
We have able-bodied, we have SEN,
and we have physically disabled as well...
So they are all here and all playing together,
all on a level playing field and competing together.
And you did not have this sort of opportunity
No, I spent two hours a week in the library instead of PE,
So, yeah, I know that sport can be inclusive,
Why is it so important for children of different backgrounds
to have a go at sports, and also together?
You learn so many different skills, the life skills that
you need to succeed, and through it you can teach
things like confidence, togetherness, inclusivity...
We are breaking down barriers here by getting
I will let you get back to giving some top tips to the archers here.
Later on this afternoon, there is going to be
visually-impaired football, which is going to be
And there will be plenty more from the 4 All Games
A man from Yorkshire has won one of the world's
Tom Hollins, who is an anaesthetist at Airedale Hospital,
completed the Montane Spine Race along the Pennine Way
from Edale to Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders
Competitors can race nonstop battling extreme weather over some
of the most difficult terrain in the country.
Tom ran through deep snow, ice, mud, bogs and storm-force winds
At the finish, he fell asleep almost as soon
And you can see the husband-and-wife team tonight on Look North at 6.30.
He will gets his medal there and you will see that tonight if you join us
at tea-time. what do you do when your polar bear
needs his teeth checked? The Yorkshire Wildlife Park
in Doncaster needed a bit of help when Victor had a visit
from the dentist, And if you enjoy video like that,
there's plenty more every day Just search for BBC Look North
Yorkshire and like the page. What was the weather like this
morning? Very foggy and very cold. I do not think we will have quite such
a foggy night, more of a breeze. The worst will be through this evening.
We still have some fog patches in places at the moment. A dry wind
with some sunshine, but with that lingering fog it will feel called
this afternoon. Here is the chart for the pressure for this week,
breezy and cold and drawing air from the cold continent on the southerly
breeze. Over the weekend, the Atlantic will implement influence on
our weather. Temperatures on the rise. It will get more cool before
it gets warmer. Still lingering fog patches and called to the afternoon
and one or two Celsius, more cloud in the West and best sunny breaks
further east. The weather will still have patchy cloud. Temperature wise,
an average for the time of year at five or six Celsius, but much cooler
where you have lingering fog through the day, and some spots remaining
freezing. Some mist and fog will redevelop through the course of this
evening, but as the breeze picks up overnight, it should stop it
becoming too dense. Might be some drizzle and always more cloud
through the day and the coldest temperatures will be through this
evening and there is time to lift a bit before the end of the night. Not
such widespread frost tomorrow. Tomorrow, a cold start with
sunshine, gradually through the day clouding over from the East.
Thank you for that. Wrap up and keep warm if you can. Join us again at
6:30pm. Bye-bye. TV: He's not your father.