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Good evening. for the news where you are.
The UK's leading woodland conservation charity has given
its backing to campaigners trying to prevent tree-felling
The Woodland Trust has named a 120-year-old Elm in Nether Edge
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 welfare of a teenager
from Wetherby who has been missing since Friday night.
15-year-old Kate Hunter was out with a friend in Leeds.
She was wearing black jeans, a black jumper
Anyone with any information is asked to contact
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
They were planning to distribute 12,000 this weekend.
Organisers hope it'll help unite people across all religions
despite the conflict happening elsewhere in the world.
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.
Well, Andy Murray may have won the coveted
Sports Personality of the Year Award, but it was
Yorkshire's Alistair Brownlee who came second.
The Leeds-born triathlete hit the headlines earlier this year -
not only for winning gold in the Rio Olympics
but also for his great sportsmanship
when he helped his brother Johnny over the finish line
These images were seen around the world at the time.
So tonight he was recognised for his achievements in the sport
as he proudly received the award from the Duke of Cambridge.
It's not looking like a white Christmas but we can see
what the weather's doing this week, with Lucy Martin.
Plenty of cloud around but we did see some brightness
and you can see that quite nicely here in this photo
sent in by a weather watcher in Leeds.
The sun just peeking out behind those clouds.
As we move through tonight then, we are staying cloudy.
I think we'll see a few patches of fog developing, so do just take
extra care if you're out on the roads.
Temperatures falling to an overnight low of between
So we start of the day tomorrow with plenty of cloud around.
Just that fog to look out for as you move through the morning,
but then I think we'll see a few brighter intervals in the mix before
a bit of patchy light rain creeps in into the late evening.
Temperatures reaching a maximum of nine Celsius
And it is a similar story as we move into Tuesday,
although I think we'll see a little bit more
Still the risk of a bit of drizzle fell by things
turning unsettled by the time we get to midweek.
Thank you to all unite else for staying up to watch us. That's from
the late team. Back at breakfast. Goodbye.
Good evening. It's a big week for pre-Christmas travel plans and the
weather can be quite challenging at times, too. We start the week with
the issue of fog once again. Just about anywhere on the hills on
Monday morning but at its most extensive at lower levels across
parts of western England and