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Archive – August, 2016

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Local heroes praised after man rescued from River Nidd

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Emergency services were called at around 10.35am on Saturday 6 August 2016 after a member of the public saw the Mercedes enter the river from Conyngham Hall’s car park. Two men (and a dog) rushed into the water and rescued the man from his submerged vehicle before handing him over to ambulance staff. The driver, […]

York bus drivers encouraged to be the “eyes and ears” of communities to stop child exploitation

York bus drivers encouraged to be the “eyes and ears” of communities to stop child exploitation

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First York is working with North Yorkshire Police and City of York Council to encourage staff to look out for signs of child sexual exploitation or vulnerability as they transport customers around the region. York-based Sergeant Simon Pape said: “One of the challenges police face when tackling child sexual exploitation is that it really can […]