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Good evening and welcome to Look North.
A protest against plans for a new service station on the M1
in South Yorkshire that would destroy acres of ancient
Developers say the ?40 million scheme at junction thirty five
But more than 6,000 people are against the plans.
More than 100 people braved the rain to join in today's protest.
They don't want to see acres of 12th century woodland bulldozed to make
way for a service station, Hotel and shops.
Save Smithy Wood! Save Smithy Wood!
Our children have used that woodland, we've used that woodland
for leisure for the last 20, 30 years.
You've only got to go a little way inside and you wouldn't
know you were by a motorway because the birdsong is wonderful.
Among the protesters were local residents,
environment groups and Angela Smith, the MP for Penistone
Extra MSA group, the company behind the plans, say...
But the Sheffield and Rotherham wildlife
trust says nothing can compensate the loss of historic habitat and
plans announced this week for another service station
at junction 33 could it says provide a better option.
There is no point in talking about planting,
there is no point in saying, oh, we can manage some
On the face of it, it really does look like
junction 33 is less ecologically damaging.
We think it is potentially a better option and therefore Smithy Wood can
be avoided and that's a key planning test, avoid Smithy Wood.
A decision on this planning application has been delayed
frequently over the past three years.
It was due to be made at the end of this month, but that's now
Campaigners now say they will fight for this ancient
habitat no matter how long the planning process takes.
A house fire in Barnsley, in which a woman died yesterday,
is thought to have been caused by a small candle.
The woman's body was found inside the property
in the Staincross area just before tea-time.
The house was well alight when fire crews arrived.
Investigators at the scene believe a tea-light was to blame.
Due to the conditions inside and the smoke
conditions, it was very, very
So they brought the lady out instantly,
but unfortunately, she was pronounced
dead by the paramedics on
The conclusions at this moment in time that it is an
accidental fire caused by either a smoking material or,
The mother of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence says she can't
sell her daughter's house when she doesn't know
Today marks eight years since Claudia disappeared.
The 35-year-old was last seen on her way to work.
Despite numerous arrests, no-one has been charged.
Police have now scaled back the investigation.
In the FA Trophy York City have made it to Wembley.
In their semifinal second leg it ended Lincoln City 1-1
In the Championship it ended Norwich 2-0 Barnsley,
and the latest score from Leeds United's match
In League One, Bradford City 2-1 Swindon Town.
Sheffield United 2-1 Charlton Athletic.
And in League Two, Leyton Orient 1-4 Doncaster Rovers.
In cricket, Yorkshire have announced the signing of batsman Travis Head
as an overseas player for the upcoming NatWest
as an overseas player for the upcoming NatWest T20 Blast campaign.
The 23-year-old Australian impressed during a brief spell at Headingley
He played four times scoring 113 runs.
Have you got to see some sunshine as well.
Overnight, we see a band of rain slowly making its way
Temperatures down to eight or nine Celsius.
This takes us into a fairly cloudy start
We will see outbreaks of rain, mainly across western and
I think eastern and northern parts remaining
Outbreaks of rain at times on Sunday, it will be colder
That's all we have time for this evening.
Charlotte's here at the same time tomorrow.
Hello, the mild areas going to be with us into next week. Things set
to be cooler with a return to overnight frost for some. This
evening and overnight will be mild across the board, a messy picture,
looks like Scotland Northern Ireland and northern England seeing the fair