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News – Lorry deaths: Eight people arrested in Vietnam

Published at 7:34am 4th November 2019. (Updated at 11:13am 4th November 2019)

Vietnamese police have arrested eight people over the deaths of 39 people found inside a lorry trailer in Essex last month.
“Based on what we learn from the suspects, we wil…

Meet the artists putting Wakefield’s cultural scene on the map

It might boast two renowned galleries, but can Wakefield really rebrand itself as Yorkshire’s arts capital? Sarah Freeman heads to Barbara Hepworth’s birthplace to find out. Main pictures by Bruce Rollinson.
Whenever John Mayson describes the studio h…

Eclipse Theatre appoints new senior staff ahead of move from Sheffield to Leeds

Picture by Sharron Wallace.

The organisation, which develops new artists for theatre, film and radio across the country, has taken on Amanda Huxtable as artistic director and CEO, while Shawab Iqbal becomes executive producer.

Ms Huxtable succeed…

Sheffield manufacturer appointed to deliver Swedish electric truck fleet

A Yorkshire designer and manufacturer of electric vehicle systems is collaborating with a Swedish truck supplier to develop its range of fully electric vehicles.
Magtec, which has sites in Sheffield and Rotherham, will work together with Volta, based i…

This is why the Swedish technology startup Volta Trucks has joined forces with Sheffield's Magtec

Swedish firm Volta Trucks is collaborating with Yorkshire-based Magtec to develop a new range of electric trucks which will help to reduce air and sound pollution.
Working in collaboration with Volta Trucks, Magtec will be responsible for designing and…

Traffic chaos as lorry topples over on the edge of Huddersfield town centre

A key route out of Huddersfield was left gridlocked today after a lorry tipped over at the bottom of Chapel Hill.
Both the cab and the trailer of the blue Middlegate Europe lorry were left resting solely on their left hand side wheels after the driver …

Traffic chaos as lorry tips over on main road out of Huddersfield town centre

Traffic chaos explained
The lorry has toppled over just outside the Colin Appleyard garage – at the traffic lights at the bottom of Chapel Hill.
Police have cordoned off the area around the lorry meaning no traffic can come from the town centre and ont…

Essex lorry deaths: Truck driver appears in court over deaths of 39 migrants

Published at 10:46am 28th October 2019. (Updated at 11:02am 28th October 2019)

The lorry driver accused of manslaughter after 39 bodies were found in a refrigerated trailer has appeared in court via video link.
Maurice “Mo” Robinson has been remanded …