Community Foundation Wakefield District reveals the 10 finalists for the People's Choice prize at its annual Unsung Heroes awards
The campaign shines a light on people in the district who work tirelessly and selflessly to make the lives of other people better in some way.
The foundation’s judging panel chose ten finalists from the ninety nominations received. Votes are now welcome to determine who should receive the People’s Choice award.
Murray Edwards, Community Foundation Wakefield District’s executive director, said: “We received an unprecedented number of nominations this year, and each one showed just how much of an impact local volunteers are making across our district.
"It’s been a real pleasure to spend time with all of our finalists.
"A short film detailing the nature of their nominations will be shown at the Unsung Heroes award ceremony, which will take place at Wakefield Cathedral on October 6.”
A motorcyclist has been fined over a crash in September 2022 in which his bike flipped and burst into flames, Cambridgeshire police said.Stavius Gordon, 31, was riding his motorcycle when he hurtled into a turning Audi, according to statement released by the Cambridgeshire Constabulary on September 26.“Gordon lost a toe as a result of the collision but it was thanks to his helmet that it wasn’t anything more serious," investigating officer PC Sarah Pride said.The motorcyclist pleaded guilty to driving without due care and attention, and without insurance, in Cambridge Crown Court on September 21. He was given a £120 fine and nine points on his licence.“He initially denied riding the motorcycle but thanks to dashcam footage and statements from other motorists, who witnessed his driving in the lead up to the collision, he was charged,” police said.The dashcam video shows the dramatic moment of the crash. Credit: Cambridgeshire Constabulary via Storyful
Gerardo Cabanillas was exonerated with the help of DNA testing in a 1995 attack on a couple sitting in a parked car in the city of South Gate in California, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced. Mr Cabanillas' case was reexamined by the Conviction Integrity Unit of the DA's office and last week a judge reversed his conviction, found him factually innocent and ordered his permanent release. "I extend my deepest apologies to Mr Cabanillas for the miscarriage of justice and the failure of our criminal legal system," district attorney George Gascon said in a statement.
Edward Wilson, 39, killed Akeem Francis-Kerr with a single stab to the neck at Valesha's nightclub in Walsall just after 5am on 11 March. Prosecutor Maria Karaiskos KC told the jury at Stafford Crown Court Wilson stabbed Mr Francis-Kerr on the dancefloor "out of anger, arrogance or jealousy" after returning from the toilet to find him talking to two women in an area of the club where Wilson had been standing since he arrived an hour before. During his own evidence, Wilson admitted the pair had had an "altercation" and exchanged blows, but denied stabbing Mr Francis-Kerr, saying he did not even know there had been a stabbing until his friend admitted he may have "got" him when they had left the club.
Three people have died in less than 24 hours in separate incidents in Sweden as gang violence in the country escalates. An 18-year-old man was shot dead in a suburb of Stockholm late on Wednesday, police said. Hours later one man was killed and another injured in a shooting in Jordbro, south of the city.