Yorkshire news in brief: November 24

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HARROGATE: Harrogate chef Mark Holland, 34, has impressed judges on the latest series of Masterchef. He has bagged a place in the knockout stages of the competition and will go head-to-head with 12 chefs on December 8.

RESCUE: A girl had to be cut from the car she was travelling in after it crashed into a wall in Sowerby Bridge on Sunday evening.

The girl, thought to be in her teens, was taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. Two other passengers managed to get out the car before emergency services arrived.


WINTER: Temperatures dropped as low as minus 6C in places over the weekend as Yorkshire shivered through a wintry weekend. Topcliffe in North Yorkshire saw the lowest overnight temperature of minus 6C on Sunday. This week will see the weather become more unsettled.

FRACKING: North Yorkshire County Council has requested more time before making a decision on a fracking application by Third Energy at a site at Kirby Misperton, near Pickering.

The county council initially asked for more information from the company and now has asked to delay the decision until February.

BLAZE: Firefighters tackled a blaze at a glass manufacturer in Dewsbury yesterday morning.

Crews were called to Oakland Glass at Bretton Street Industrial Estate, Savile Town after a fire began in a glass cutting oven.

The building was evacuated before emergency services arrived.

DID YOU KNOW? Liquorice Allsorts were invented in 1899 by George Bassett and Co Ltd of Sheffield. The mascot Bertie Bassett was invented in 1926.