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Three men who died after their 4×4 was ‘swept away’ by Yorkshire river are named | UK News

Three men who died after their 4×4 was “swept away” as it tried to cross a river have been named by police.

Scott Thomas Daddy, from Hull, Leslie Forbes, from the East Yorkshire area, and Kenneth Patrick Hibbins, known as Patrick, from York, died on the North York Moors on Thursday.

Tributes from their friends and family were shared by North Yorkshire Police in an update on Friday.

Firefighters eventually pulled the vehicle from the River Esk near Glaisdale.

Passionate Hull FC supporter Scott, 28, was “a loving son, brother, uncle and boyfriend”, the statement said.

“He had a big future ahead of him. He will always be missed by his loving family.”

Leslie, 70, was “a loving husband, father and grandfather, who will be sadly missed by his family and friends”.

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Patrick, 59, “will be sadly missed by all his close friends and work colleagues”.

Another man who attempted to save those inside the 4×4 was pulled to safety from the river and was reported to have been receiving medical treatment.

Police launch manhunt after woman dies in West Yorkshire | UK News

Police have launched a manhunt after a woman died in West Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire Police said officers were called to a property where the woman was found seriously injured in the Ravensthorpe area of Dewsbury at 6.43pm on Sunday.

The woman later died, the force said.

An air ambulance near the scene. Pic: YappApp
An air ambulance near the scene. Pic: YappApp

It said officers had a named suspect and “significant enquiries are ongoing to find and arrest him”.

“While police understand that this incident will cause concern in the local community, this investigation is in its very early stages and members of the public are urged to avoid potentially unhelpful speculation,” it added.

“If anyone does have any information that could assist the police in their enquiries, they are asked to contact the police as a matter of urgency.”

Footage from the scene showed a large police presence and an air ambulance nearby.

Dozens of armed officers were reported to be on the scene and a number of police cordons were in place in the area.

Man in life-threatening condition after collision between ambulance and scooter in South Yorkshire | UK News

A man is in a life-threatening condition in hospital following a collision between an ambulance and a scooter in South Yorkshire.

Police received a call at around 10.25pm on Friday from a member of the public and another report from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service about the crash on the A628 Barnsley Road in Hoylandswaine.

The ambulance and been responding to an emergency call when it was involved in a collision with the scooter, which occurred at the junction near the Lord Nelson pub.

The incident occurred at a junction on Barnsley Road. Pic: Google
The incident occurred at a junction on Barnsley Road. Pic: Google

The scooter rider – a man in his 30s – was rushed to hospital where he currently remains in a life-threatening condition.

Officers are now appealing for witnesses with any information to come forward.

They would particularly like to speak to anyone on Barnsley Road at the time who may have seen the collision, or anyone driving along either of the two Barnsley Roads who may have caught the collision on a dash camera.

Police are also appealing to any premises that have CCTV cameras which cover the junction to check their footage and see if their cameras caught the collision.

Man arrested after two cyclists die in crash in South Yorkshire | UK News

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving after two cyclists were killed in a road crash in South Yorkshire.

Emergency services attended the scene of the crash on Royston Road, Cudworth, Barnsley at 9.07pm on Friday following reports of a collision between a car and two bikes.

Despite the best efforts of paramedics, two men were pronounced dead at the scene, and police are working to formally identify them.

South Yorkshire Police said the vehicle involved, believed to be a red Volkswagen Golf, failed to stop and was later found abandoned in Bleak Avenue, Shafton.

The force said a 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Officers are also working to trace another man in connection with the incident.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or was driving in the area at the time and may have seen the car or bikes involved, and particularly those with dashcam footage, have been urged to contact the force.

South Yorkshire Police appeal for help over disappearance of 12-year-old in Sheffield | UK News

Officers in Sheffield are appealing to the public to help find a 12-year-old who goes by the name of Mark.

The individual, with no known surname, was last seen around 7pm on Monday 28 November in the area of Parsons Cross, Sheffield.

Mark is described as a white, 5ft tall, slight build individual with dark brown hair.

He was last seen wearing a black puffer jacket with a PlayStation logo on the front, dark jogging bottoms and black, white and blue Nike branded trainers.

Officers are becoming increasingly concerned for Mark’s welfare and wish to speak to anyone who has seen him.

Police say the 12-year-old also has links to Derbyshire.

As part of the ongoing investigation, a 46-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of child abduction and remains in custody.

The World Reimagined: King to view art project on the slave trade during Yorkshire visit | UK News

The King and Queen Consort will visit Yorkshire today for engagements that explore the UK’s history and relationship with the Commonwealth.

It is of immense significance to me personally and to the wider discussion on racial equity that His Majesty, as part of his visit, will be viewing a number of The World Reimagined globes on display in Leeds City Centre.

The World Reimagined is a national arts and education project that explores the history and impact of the transatlantic trade in the enslavement of Africans.

The aim is to transform how we understand this period and allow us to better understand our combined history.

Artists were commissioned to depict their interpretations of the trade.

Their unique designs have been applied to a large globe sculpture shape devised by our founder, Turner Prize-nominated artist Yinka Shonibare CBE.

The trails are the centre of a broader education and engagement programme, with more than 200 schools, 100 community organisations, 58 corporate partners and various sporting and cultural institutions across the country.

The hope is the project will inspire and instil pride in what it means to be black and British and help us all better understand what it means to be British.

I am one of the trustees and sit on the board that brought this nascent idea, born out of a fleeting conversation, to life.

Imagine what all of us could do to make racial justice a reality if we deeply understood our shared history and truly acknowledged one another.

This ethos is the seed from which The World Reimagined has grown.

As we spoke with more and more people across the UK, we were inspired by the desire and readiness of people from all walks of life to have this conversation about our shared history for our shared future.

Together, we knew it doesn’t diminish who we are as a society, but in its courage enhances our collective identity and what it means to be British.

That’s what we’ve seen in the extraordinary and enormous community that has brought The World Reimagined to life.

centre of a broader education and engagement programme, with more than 200 schools, 100 community organisations, 58 corporate partners
The World Reimagined. Gillian Joseph piece about racial equality in Britain

We’ve seen artists transform their experience, insight and talent into stunning sculptures that have been invitations to learning for the public.

We’ve seen teachers step forward into their roles as racial justice leaders in their school communities, historians share their expertise, and community activists combine compassion and persistence to keep the conversation going.

Shortly after the killing of George Floyd in the US on the 25 May 2020, I hosted a special global debate programme for Sky News called Race and Revolution: Is Change Going to Come? in which I was joined by historians, activists, business and cultural leaders and a virtual studio audience to discuss what should happen next in the fight to eradicate racism and create equality.

A seat at the table is what was demanded, an acknowledgement of equal humanity and most encouragingly a sense that this tragedy had provided a tipping point that would lead to positive change.

The special discussion aired in June.
Sky held a special debate programme following George Floyd’s death in 2020
George Floyd with daughter Gianna. Mr Floyd was killed during an arrest for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill in Minneapolis.
George Floyd with his daughter Gianna

I do believe the killing of one man on a street in Minneapolis led to a global demand for change.

The Black Lives Matter movement has come to the fore, statues have been toppled – rightly or wrongly depending on your viewpoint, institutions have offered to make amends, to learn and to do better.

I feel optimistic it was more than just a moment.

Sky’s commitment

I’m proud to say the then chief executive of Sky, Jeremy Darroch, promised that the company would be a more diverse and inclusive organisation, especially at senior levels

The aim was to listen and take advice from black and minority ethnic colleagues, so the wider organisation could make the changes that really matter. The changes that bring us closer to true equality.

Everyone at Sky was encouraged to take responsibility to educate themselves and understand the issues, so the right conversations happened, however uncomfortable they may be.

A promise was made to work with colleagues and charities to make a difference in communities.

Sky is making a significant financial contribution towards the fight for racial equality, supporting causes affecting black and minority ethnic communities.

It’s hoped the investment will ensure the company plays its part in building a more tolerant and inclusive society, working on issues of racial injustice and with communities affected by it.

Sky has engaged in having a challenging and robust discussion, about race, racism and achieving true equality. The company committed to an additional £10m a year until 2023 to support and embed the various changes.

It was this commitment by Sky and the ground-shifting events of George Floyd’s killing that emboldened me to ask the company to support The World Reimagined. They accepted the invitation and became the Official Presenting Partner.

King’s ‘personal sorrow’ over slave trade

Today we see the King interacting with the project in Leeds.

We have been encouraged by His Majesty’s acknowledgement the transatlantic trade in enslaved Africans must be publicly addressed and taught in schools with the same prominence as the Holocaust.

Before becoming King, he spoke of his “personal sorrow” at the UK’s historical links with the trade during his visit to Rwanda earlier this year and vowed to campaign for greater public awareness of slavery, the lack of which dogged the Royal Family’s recent overseas tours.

Prince Charles speaks in Rwanda
The King spoke of his ‘personal sorrow’ at UK links with slavery during a visit to Rwanda earlier this year

The King seems genuinely interested in trying to understand our past and how it informs the present and future.

He described the enslavement of Africans as an “appalling atrocity”, saying “it forever stains our history” when he spoke at an event to mark Barbados becoming a republic.

At The World Reimagined, we believe in a patriotism that says we as a country are strong and courageous enough to own our shared past and present honestly, so that we can create a better future – together.

That is the invitation these incredible works of art have extended to the public in recent months.

We have been so inspired by the students, families, communities and companies that have stepped into this conversation.

It is meaningful to see the King’s determination to join the recognition this is a conversation everybody needs to be a part of and in which everyone has a role to play.

All 103 artist-commissioned globes will be on display for two days in Trafalgar Square in London on 19 and 20 November.

North Yorkshire car crash: Three teenage passengers killed and driver seriously injured | UK News

Three teenagers have been killed and a fourth was seriously injured in a car crash in North Yorkshire.

They were in a grey Alfa Romeo heading from Bedale towards High Burton when the vehicle crashed on Masham Road around 11pm on Friday.

A 17-year-old boy and two 18-year-old men, who were passengers, died from their injuries.

The male driver suffered serious injuries and is being treated in hospital.

No other cars are believed to have been involved.

North Yorkshire Police said: “We’re appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident, saw the vehicle in the area prior to the collision or anyone with dashcam footage or other info that could help the investigation.”

Anyone with information connected to the crash can email or call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option two, and ask for the major collision investigation team, quoting reference number 1222013414.