Four things you should know in Yorkshire today...

The Flying Scotsman locomotive under steam at the East Lancashire Railway tracks in public for the first time after the successful completion of a decade-long �4.2m restoration project. (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire)

The Flying Scotsman locomotive under steam at the East Lancashire Railway tracks in public for the first time after the successful completion of a decade-long �4.2m restoration project. (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire)

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Today we have learned about men being jailed in Leeds for defrauding the NHS out of millions - and also a frightening stabbing in the city.

On a more positive note, Michelin-starred chef Michael O’Hare has been signed up by Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs’s company, and the Flying Scotsman steamed back into life.

Here are four things you should know which have made an impact in Yorkshire so far today...

NHS fraudsters jailed

An NHS manager Neil Wood, 41, used his position to outsource training work to Huw Grove, 44. A third man, Terence Dixon, 46, received an admin fee of £18,600 for which no work was required. The three men have all been jailed for defrauding the NHS out of £3.4 million and living a life of luxury. Wood’s wife Lisa, 40, was given a 16-month suspended sentence for money laundering.

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Youths stab man

Police are looking into an incident, which they admitted was “very frightening”, involving a 21-year-old man being stabbed. The victim suffered the wound after he confronted a gang of six to ten youths - thought to be aged between 14 and 18 - who had stolen his briefcase. He was treated at hospital for the injuries, which were not considered life threatening.

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Chef joins legends

Leeds chef Michael O’Hare has teamed up with former Manchester United legends Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs. O’Hare has been appointed as the creative director of the hospitality group owned by Neville and Giggs, called GG Hospitality. Neville met O’Hare last year - a month after he had been awarded a Michelin star for his restaurant, The Man Behind the Curtain.

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Flying Scotsman returns

The iconic steam train, which was built in Doncaster, returned to the tracks after a decade-long £4.2 million restoration. One woman had tears in her eyes as she watched the Flying Scotsman steam past her at the East Lancashire Railway’s Bolton Street station in Bury. Hundreds of people from different generations lined tracks and bridges to catch a glimpse.

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