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And Theresa May has said she will publish her
to Downing Street today, calling for tougher sentences
The father of a hit-and-run victim from Leeds is taking petition
to Downing Street today, calling for tougher sentences
25-year-old James Gilbey died in July 2015, after he was hit
Two Bradford men were sentenced to eight years in prison
for causing his death. Ian White has the story.
25-year-old James Gilbey from Bramley in Leeds
He'd been crossing the Stanningley Road in a 40mph zone
which was racing with an Audi A5 at 80mph.
When the case went to court last year,
Majid Malik admitted causing death by dangerous driving.
Kaiz Mahmood was found guilty of the same offence.
They had both driven off from the scene of the accident.
At the end of their trial at Leeds Crown Court,
they were both sentenced to eight years in jail.
James Gilbey's father Richard has since been campaigning
for drivers convicted of racing to face manslaughter charges,
to prevent what he sees as soft sentences
The change could put dangerous driving offences
Death by dangerous driving could increase
from the current maximum of 14 years to life in prison,
and death by careless driving involving drink and drugs
would also increase from 14 years to life in jail.
What we really need to focus on, and what we really need to do
in conjunction with this increase or potential increase in
the maximum sentence, is a review of the sentencing guidelines.
They're absolutely critical, because it's those guidelines
that determine the judge's measurements
of where they impose those sentences.
More than 15,000 people have signed an online petition.
It will be handed into Number 10 Downing St
by the Gilbey family later this afternoon.
If nothing else, they hope their son's death could bring
about a change in the law. Ian White, BBC Look North.
The BBC has learnt of eight possible locations for a parkway station
In South Yorkshire, they would be Bramley, Mexborough,
Wales, Hooton Roberts, Hickleton, and Clayton,
along with Fitzwilliam and Hemsworth in West Yorkshire.
Tom Ingall is at one of the proposed sites at Clayton.
Yes, this is the picturesque village of Clayton, which,
in current thinking, is very close to where the junction
between the line that takes trains out of Sheffield to HS2
will meet the brand-new HS2 mainline.
And it is on the list that has been revealed today of eight possible
locations for the Parkway station, where HS2 trains might stop.
Now, I'm joined by a local parish councillor
and chair of the Joint Rural Parishes Rhonda Job.
Good morning. Rhonda, what do you think
of these ideas for where the Parkway station might be?
Well, I think, if you go back to HS2, when they originally spoke
to all the councils with regards to suggestions where
they might put a hub station, and where the route might go
for HS2, a lot of these locations were mooted then
and they were all sifted out, and they were sifted out because HS2
felt they were not in an urban location with dense populations.
There was no infrastructure or transport links to get to them.
But if you are closer to a station than you would be if the station's
in Sheffield city centre, and you can access HS2
services, that has to be a good thing economically
for the area, doesn't it? I wouldn't think so.
I mean, if you're in Clayton, that's one of the locations
of the eight on the short list, there's about 50 houses here.
Well, I can't imagine that these people that live in these 50 houses
are going to be very keen, they've bought these houses
to be in a rural setting, I think the idea of having a huge
car park for 1700 cars and a train station right on their doorstep,
I don't think they'll be very happy at all.
Rhonda, thank you very much indeed. Thank you.
Not only do they pin down the route options for this part of the world,
but they're due to start building the section between London
Tom Ingall they are speaking in Clayton.
Speaking in the last hour HS2 responded to residents' concerns.
We'll be looking to find the best available sites and,
when we do that, we'll take into account all types of concerns
like the access to the station, whether there's roads or public
transport that can get people there easily and quickly,
but also the environmental consequences of putting a site
there, property impacts, all that type of thing.
North Yorkshire is now the front line in the fight against fracking,
that's according to those living in a protest camp close
Third Energy is expected to move ahead with its plans to carry out
the controversial drilling technique within months.
The government says shale exploration is crucial
Our business correspondent, Danni Hewson, reports now on 24 hours
What is quickly apparent is the support this camp is receiving from
within the local community, donations of logs, third son water
and many willing hands. Protesters are trespassing. -- food and water.
But there are local tensions. But many campaigners thought this was
always the next step. We want to campaign in the courts on
environmental grounds, but whilst we're here, people want to show it
is the only way to say nope lately, respectfully, so the locals is very
strong. We've come basically because we locally and we don't agree with
fracking. And everybody is out here doing their very best and it is
cold, wintry and miserable and we just thought we'd give a little back
to help them, because we can't come and sit here because we are too busy
but we thought it would be nice to come and give them some warm food.
But it has only been one month and those one side are preparing for a
long campaign, Wi-Fi, 3D, sturdy structures going up, as night falls
and visitors return to warm homes, I Chris Bush remaining on their
aspirations. Wherever there has been a protection camp there has been
success. We have optimism, we do believe we are going to be
successful, I wouldn't think they would be camping here in winter
thought we thought we were not. The ball. But the company that has
invested time and money. Have any truck with their concerns. With
genuine concerns, I respect them, but they should come and see us, as
so many of the locals in the area have. And after they have been to
see us and we have explained what they will do, 99% of them leave
happy and assured that what we are going to do is going to be done
safely. Both sides are determined and the
next few months will tell the story. It was foggy today, and it is all
changing pressure might it certainly is.
Not the best start to D-Day for the of your, but patchy fog for many
places, then clearing now. The outlook for the rest of the
afternoon is it will be quite nice. Plenty of sunshine, but make the
most of it as it will turn quite cloudy and cold. Looking at the man,
plenty of sunshine to be enjoyed. And feeling pretty mild if you are
sat in the sun, comparatively speaking of course, highs of seven,
eight maybe even 9 degrees. But the cloud starting to edge up to watch
the north and with it comes very cold out. From eastern Europe, where
we have been hearing and reading in the news about these really cold
temperatures, we will get those overnight tonight. Widespread frost
will develop, minus one or two in towns and cities, dropping even
lower than that in rural spots. Crisp and I start tomorrow, cloudy
conditions, hanging onto ice and frost for many places. But the wind
chill factor in, it will feel very cold. We could reach one or two but
that risk southerly wind will add brisk chill to the weather. Then
things turn milder towards the weekend. Friday looks cloudy,
Saturday looks unsettled, but things turning milder and on Sunday it
looks pretty decent, plenty of sunshine and staying dry.