A man who attacked a female police officer in Sheffield with an axe has been jailed for 15 years
Bigger, Better Trains For Yorkshire
Train passengers in Yorkshire and the North of England have been promised a "world-class'' service with the announcement of new contracts for two rail franchises.
The Northern franchise has been awarded to Arriva Rail North and the TransPennine Express route to First TransPennine Express.
Improvements to services are set to include more than 500 new carriages, room for 40,000 extra passengers at peak times and over 2,000 additional services a week, the Department for Transport said.
Free wi-fi on board trains and at stations is to be rolled out, while 30-year-old Pacer trains will be scrapped.
Automatic compensation for delays will be introduced for season tickets and advance purchase tickets bought online, and £55 million will be invested in refurbishing stations.
Police have launched an investigation after workmen found a body in a college sewer.
An 18-year-old man who has admitted "hideous'' sex crimes against seven teenage girls in Rotherham may have had other victims, police have said.
An off-duty police officer has been attacked with a knife as he tried to stop a suspected shoplifter in Leeds on Black Friday
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