Four things you should know in Yorkshire today

(left to right top) brothers Arshid Hussain, 40, Basharat Hussain, 39, and Bannaras Hussain, 36, and (left to right bottom) Karen MacGregor, 58, (left), Shelley Davies, 40, and Qurban Ali, 53. Photo: PA

(left to right top) brothers Arshid Hussain, 40, Basharat Hussain, 39, and Bannaras Hussain, 36, and (left to right bottom) Karen MacGregor, 58, (left), Shelley Davies, 40, and Qurban Ali, 53. Photo: PA

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TODAY we saw a judge hand down long jail sentences to the gang which groomed and raped teenage girls in Rotherham; learned about the shocking state of children’s teeth in South Yorkshire; heard how the Green Party want the UK to stay in Europe; and got our first sight of the country’s oldest item of jewellery.

Here are four things you need to know so far today:

Rotherham rape gang jailed for 102 years

The gang which groomed and raped teenage girls in Rotherham have been jailed for a total of 102 years.

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South Yorkshire foots children’s tooth decay table

Youngsters in Rotherham, Sheffield and Doncaster have the worst teeth in the UK, according to shocking new figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

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Greens urged to fight to stay in Europe

The leader of the Green Party, Natalie Bennett has urged members at a conference in Harrogate to campaign for the UK to remain as members of the European Union.

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Shale of the century

An 11,000-year-old shale pendant discovered in the Vale of Pickering which is believed to be the UK’s oldest jewellery is to go on display at the Yorkshire Museum in York tomorrow.

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