18/12/2016 Look North (Yorkshire)


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Good evening. on the BBC News Channel,


The UK's leading woodland conservation charity has given


its backing to campaigners trying to prevent tree-felling in Sheffield.


The Woodland Trust has named a 120-year-old Elm


in Nether Edge as one of its trees of the year.


The council's review of 36,000 trees in the city has


provoked an angry response, and even led to arrests.


Trees are springing up all over Sheffield this month.


In a few weeks, they'll be back in the loft.


But it's the fate of those on the streets


that has people worried, in particular


that of this Huntingdon Elm on Chelsea Road.


It's just been named as one of the Woodland Trust's


trees of the year, but the council wants to cut it down.


Campaigner Paul Selby nominated it for the award.


The council 12 months ago just thought


this was any old piece of wood for felling.


Well, actually, it's one of the most important trees


It's fought off Dutch elm disease at least twice


that we know of and you cannot replace this tree.


It's part of the International biological diversity


that hopefully will help replant and repopulate the whole country


In July, campaigners hired an open-top bus to


Now the Woodland Trust is giving them ?500


to be spent on the tree as a reward for its nomination.


They'll get that in March, although, of course,


Sheffield City Council has felled more than 3300 trees since 2012.


The local authority had to apologise last month after


council contractors started felling eight trees


They woke residents and some of them were


The council says many of the city's trees are old or diseased, dangerous


or damaging the pavement and need to be cut down.


Their plan is to replace every one they lose with a new,


younger tree, but campaigners say this tree behind me and the rest


across the city are special and need to be saved.


Police say they're concerned for the safety of a teenager


who went missing after going to meet a man in Leeds.


15-year-old Kate Hunter from Wetherby was last seen on Friday.


Her family say she'd gone to meet a man at McDonalds


Members of the Leeds Muslim Youth Group were handing out roses


to shoppers in the city today as a symbol of peace and unity.


The group were part of a nationwide campaign


of Shia and Sunni communities working together to deliver


Organisers of the annual event hope it'll help unite people


across all religions despite the conflict happening


So, this time of year which is the festive period


is all about peace and unity, so historically speaking,


Muslims, Christians and Jews have all stood together


at this time of year in celebration of peace


and therefore we really just wanted to say to people that


despite what you may hear or you may see around the world,


Muslims are committed to peace, tranquillity and unity.


The BBC's Sports Personality of the Year Awards


Yorkshire has five contenders after a great year of sport.


Michelle Lyons looks ahead to the event.


It will be a glorious golden double for Alistair Brownlee.


Andy Murray maybe the bookie's favourites, but


surely these guys could give him a run for his money.


The Brownlee brothers had these headlines this year


not only for Alistair's Olympic gold in the triathlon but also for


his brotherly love when he helped Jonny over the finishing line


Not a very pleasant thing to watch back.


I went to bed that night a bit stressed really and wake up the next


morning and there's just this incredible reaction to it.


Far more significant than anything I've ever done


She certainly could pack a punch into night's award


ceremony after winning her second Olympic gold medal.


And, of course, who could forget Danny Willett who


won his first major championship at the 2016 Masters tournament,


becoming only the second Englishman to achieve the feat.


Kadeena Cox, the lead cycling and sprinting


She won a bronze medal in the women's 100 metres before


winning a gold medal in the women's cycling time trial.


And finally, let's not forget the achievement of


The Yorkshire striker who helped them


win the Premier League title earlier this year.


And you can of course vote for your favourite on tonight's


live show on BBC One, which starts in just


A week until Christmas Day - how is this week's weather looking?


Plenty of cloud around but we did see some brightness


and it looks like tomorrow will be quite similar.


But as we move through this evening and overnight, there will be


a few patches of dense fog developing into the early hours,


plenty of cloud around, temperatures falling to an overnight


low of between five and seven Celsius.


If there are any breaks, we could see a


touch of frost first thing and then tomorrow looking


Plenty of cloud, a few brighter intervals and just the risk


Temperatures reaching a maximum of nine Celsius with just a light


breeze and then into a similar story as we move into Tuesday.


I think maybe one or two brighter intervals but then we


are turning wet and unsettled as we move into midweek.


Now we're on at the later time of 11:20pm tonight


because of the Apprentice Final here on BBC One.


Hello. Exactly a week to Christmas but it did not feel that way in


north-east Scotland today with temperatures as high as 13 Celsius


in Aberdeenshire. This is one Weather Watcher's view. It is colder


and Misty and murky in South Wales. You could see some dense fog patches


developing tonight and into tomorrow morning. Southeast Wells, the


Midlands and southern England are most at risk of that. They're out


Brexit rain for Scotland later in the night. You could have a touch


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