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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