Capital Reports: Yorkshire

5 December 2016, 19:02

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Monday 5th December


More Police Forces Investigate Abuse Allegations

The number of police forces investigating allegations of historical child sex abuse in football has risen to 21.

Three former footballers who've made allegations of abuse by coaches have formed a trust to help potential victims and fight for justice.

Supreme Court Hearing on Brexit

The Government's asked the Supreme Court to overrule a decision that the formal Brexit process can't start without Parliament's approval.

The Attorney General's been setting out the Government's case at its appeal.

The hearing's expected to last four days with a decision due in the new year.

Yorkshire Mum Supports New App

The mum of a student who drowned in the River Ouse in York says a new app aimed at keeping friends together on a night out could be a gamechanger.

Megan Roberts was 20 when she died two years ago - a pathologist said alcohol was a contributing factor.

RoarApp's been released to coincide with a campaign called Don't Drink and Drown - it sends notifications when someone leaves a nightclub or bar.


Sugar Tax Moves Forward

The Government's confirmed it's going to push ahead with a sugar tax on soft drinks, despite opposition from drinks makers.

It'll be introduced in April 2018 to help combat child obesity - having been announced by David Cameron's government in March.

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