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  1. Man questioned for second time over unsolved murder
  2. Teenager arrested after discovery of man's body at flat in York
  3. West Yorkshire rail lines hit by landslip
  4. One of UK's most wanted men found hiding behind wardrobe in Bradford
  5. Mum accuses South Yorkshire hospital trust over stillbirth
  6. More must be done to cut air pollution in York, claims leading expert
  7. Sheffield willow tit protection project gets under way
  8. Updates on Monday 6 March 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Oli Constable and Nick Wilmshurst

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That's all from Monday...

Those are all the updates from Yorkshire on Monday 6 March 2017.

Want to get all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across Yorkshire on Tuesday 7 March? Just click here .

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J33 for A162 and J34 for A19 Selby.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 eastbound between J33, A162 (Ferrybridge Services) and J34, A19 (Selby), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Our five top stories from today

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

We'll be back tomorrow from 06:30 with our live service and all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire. 

But before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today: 

  1. Man questioned for second time over unsolved murder
  2. Teenager arrested following discovery of man's body in York
  3. One of UK's most wanted found hiding behind wardrobe in Bradford
  4. Sheffield Willow Tit protection gets under way
  5. Don't get angry at drivers pushing in, they're doing the right thing !

See you tomorrow

UKIP MEP: BBC ambushed me over wind farm

Earlier we told you how UKIP MEP William Dartmouth denied involvement in a Yorkshire wind farm in a 2014 BBC interview.

Here's his response: "Had I been given proper notice of your intention to ask me about this, all this could have been made clear, but, as it was, the interviewer broke BBC Guidelines in order to ambush me - and we were at cross purposes.  

"In conclusion, during the period of time you have referred to, there are and were no wind turbines on the land.  

"I did not own the land when asked on the programme in 2014 nor do I own the land now. 

"I had no financial interest in the unsuccessful application made in 2014 for installing wind turbines and in fact lodged my opposition to the application." 

William Dartmouth

Off-duty paramedics help at scene of crash

Two off-duty paramedics were able to help a motorcyclist who was injured in a crash in Slaithwaite near Huddersfield.

Crash scene
West Yorkshire Police

The crash happened at around 08:00 on Manchester Road, involving a car and a motorbike.

The motorcyclist had a serious leg injury and was helped by the passing paramedics, and then taken to hospital in Huddersfield.

Listen: 'It's helped restore my dignity'

Sheffield City Council's new specialist equipment lending service, which tries to help disabled people move around and live more independently, has been praised by service users.

David Statham, 57, from South Sheffield, has had a neuro-muscle wasting condition for the last 10 years and says the service has helped restore his dignity.

Severe congestion: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe congestion, between J28 for A650 and J27 for M621.

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic and two lanes closed on M62 westbound between J28, A650 (Tingley) and J27, M621 (Gildersome).

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Listen: Teenager questioned after body found in York

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Police are questioning a 19-year-old man on suspicion of murder after a 50-year-old man was found dead at a flat in York.

Officers were called to reports of a young man with blood on his hands at York railway station before the 50-year-old's body was found on Holgate Road.

I've been to the scene and spoken to locals there:

Asda fined over dead mice and flies at Enfield depot

Leeds-based supermarket Asda has been fined £300,000 for food safety breaches after inspectors found dead mice and flies at one of its depots. 


Inspectors found dead mice and flies at its north London home delivery depot.

Mice and flies
Enfield Council

Council officers found mouse droppings on the shelves and cereal and sugar packets gnawed by rodents during a visit to the Enfield site in May 2016.

Asda admitted three food safety and hygiene breaches at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court in January.

The conditions found at our Enfield home shopping centre were completely unacceptable and we are deeply sorry that the strict processes we have in place failed at a local level."

Asda spokesperson

Road worker left with serious leg injuries as van pursued

A roadworker's been left with a serious leg injury, after being hit by a van  which was involved in a police pursuit across Leeds. 

Clay Pit Lane

It happened last Tuesday, when a van is alleged to have failed to stop for police after a burglary in Moortown. 

The vehicle eventually ended up on Gildersome Lane, which was closed for road repairs, where the worker was injured. 

Three men have been charged with burglary and dangerous driving offences, and have appeared in court, where their cases are ongoing.

101 problems in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire Police say they're having intermittent problems with the non-emergency phone number, 101.

They say emergency calls to 999 are unaffected, but it should only be called if it is a genuine emergency.

You can also report non-emergency crime online by going to this link.

Yorkshire in pictures: Flowers and sunshine

BBC Weather Watchers

It's a treat to see the BBC Weather Watchers inbox offering flowers and sunshine.

Signs of spring abound below: the sun raises its head top left over Robin Hoods bay, thanks to Chunky Monkey for that.

The orange backdrop to birds in flight over Doncaster came from Double S Detailer and the daffodils in front of a ruined benedictine monastery in York, are courtesy of June Gothika.

Weather watchers

More signs of spring are always welcome. Just  click here to send yours in

Barnsley woman, 60, attacked at bus stop

A woman in Barnsley had her bag snatched from her as she waited for a bus outside the Travellers Inn early on Sunday morning.

Travellers Inn

The 60-year-old was at the bus stop outside the pub on Sheffield Road with her husband when a small, dark-coloured car stopped.

A man, who was sat in the back of the car got out and snatched the woman’s handbag causing her to stumble and fall, before driving away.

The man is white, about 5ft 9ins tall, in his early 20s, of average build, with short dark brown hair and a broad nose.

He is described as wearing grey oversized jogging trousers with tight elasticated ankles and a short, dark padded bomber style jacket and dark trainers.  

Miracle mara makes recovery after being taken in by zoo keeper

Oli Constable

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A South American mara born in Yorkshire has made a miracle recovery after a zoo keeper took him in when it was abandoned by its mother.

Mara drinking bottle
Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Jack, who looks like a mix between a rabbit and a small deer, was born three weeks ago on the coldest day of the year.

When the keepers at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Doncaster, realised he had just minutes to live, they wrapped him in tea towels and whisked him away to warm up under a heat lamp.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

He slowly came back to life and we have been hand rearing him and feeding him from a bottle to get him going."

Colin NorthcottZoo keeper

Large funeral procession expected to cause York traffic disruption

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A warning of four hours of traffic disruption in York tomorrow has been issued by the City of York Council.

The delays are expected between James Street and Fulford between the hours of 11:00 and 15:00.

This is due to a large funeral procession travelling along this route. 

St Oswald's

The council say "very heavy traffic levels are likely to occur in the St Oswalds Church area on Fulford Road during the funeral and when the procession moves on to Fulford Cemetery off Fordlands Road."

Traffic signal timings will be amended to minimise disruption where possible but the council say "motorists are advised to use alternative routes if possible and allow more time for their journeys in the area."

Mirror causes fire in Sherburn-in-Elmet

This is worth bearing in mind as we have more sunshine:

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Watch: Million-pound investment for Sheffield's parks

£1.5m has been pledged to Sheffield's parks to keep them fit for purpose.

It'll be released over the next three years and will pay for things such as play equipment.

Serious injuries after two-car crash

A man's in hospital with serious injuries after a crash on the Dearne Valley Parkway on Saturday afternoon.

Dearne Valley Parkway

At around 18:50 near the roundabout with Roebuck Hill near to Jump a black VW Golf ended up on a grass verge after a crash with a white Ford Ranger.

The 59-year-old male driver of the Golf suffered serious injuries and was taken to hospital. The 24-year-old driver and 22-year-old passenger, both men, in the Ranger were also hurt.

Police are appealing for witnesses. 

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J40 for A638 Ossett and J39 for A636 Wakefield.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J40, A638 (Ossett) and J39, A636 (Wakefield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Decades-old West Yorkshire fatal attack reconstructed on BBC One tonight

A fresh appeal to find the killer of Featherstone man, Peter Swailes, 21-years-ago will be aired on BBC One's Crimewatch tonight.

Peter Swailes
West Yorkshire Police

On Friday 9 February 1996 Mr Swailes was assaulted in the early hours of the morning after he was on a night out in Pontefract with his sister and brother-in-law. 

On the way home, a car started to flash its lights at them, so they pulled over. Mr Swailes and his brother-in-law then argued with the driver of the other car before getting back in their car. 

A few seconds later the passenger window of their car was smashed and Mr Swailes was struck over the head with a blunt object. The other driver left in the direction of Nostell Priory. Peter Swailes died in hospital from his injuries. 

You can watch Crimewatch tonight at 21:00 on BBC One

Even though 21 years have passed since our dad died, we are struggling to come to terms with what happened. He has never had the opportunity to meet his grandchildren, which breaks all of our hearts.

The family of Peter Swailes

Multi-million pound investment for Rotherham

There's been a £3m investment in the Beatson Clark glass factory in Rotherham.

Beatson Clark

The company has installed specialist machines on two manufacturing lines where individual pieces of molten glass are fed in an formed into glass bottles.

The machines make jars for food companies like English Provender as well as supplying major supermarkets own-brand spice jars.

The two machines operate 24/7 and produce on average 160m bottles and jars each year.

Vicar jailed for child abuse

Sophia Ewen

BBC Radio Humberside

An East Yorkshire vicar has been sent to prison for three years for sexually abusing a young boy three decades ago.

David Fletcher, who is 63, from Pulham Lane in Wetwang worked as a headteacher at a Bradford school in the late 1980s. He was found guilty by the jury of two allegations of indecent assault.

He's not worked as a vicar since being charged.  

Watch: Everybody say 'aww'

Oli Constable

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Put simply, this is a video of a pygmy goat. What's not to love?

It's the latest addition at Pot House Hamlet near Barnsley.

The word "cute" was made for such occasions:

Watch: Woolley jumpers in spring

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Here's a festival of woolley cuteness - and if the lambs are arriving it really must be spring!

BBC Radio York's Jericho Keys was in a warm lambing shed at Appleton Roebuck, near York.

Stuck on the M1/M62/A1? Don't get annoyed at people that push in, they're doing you a favour

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

We had some pretty hefty queues around some parts of Yorkshire this morning, meaning some annoying delays for thousands of us.


But what's more annoying than the delays themselves are the people trying to cut in at the last minute in a queue of traffic. But are they actually doing the right thing?  

I just stumbled across something I thought you'd like to see,  taken from the How Stuff Works website

They say being polite and joining the queue as quickly as you can rather than just driving to where the traffic merges actually creates more problems.

They say we should think of this kind of a situation like a zip coming together, where the two lanes merge - and that using all of the available road actually speeds things up. 

Not very British, though, is it?

It seems pushy and unfair to rush to the front of the line, so we all agree to spend hours in a single, congested line of traffic when there's a perfectly good lane right next to us."

Tree charity condemns Sheffield's felling programme

An international charity has said it's deeply concerned about the felling of street trees as part of Sheffield City Council's Streets Ahead programme.

Trees for Cities is based in the UK but works around the world to create greener cities and has planted 25,000 trees in Sheffield in the last 10 years.

They say street trees provide essential ecosystem services and say it's unacceptable for any tree to be removed for economic gain

At the very ethos of Trees for Cities is a belief that no healthy street tree should be destroyed before the end of its natural life, apart from in exceptional circumstances. Street trees have an irreplaceable aesthetic value that help make our cities liveable."

Trees for Cities

Watch: Amazing murmuration in skies over North Yorkshire

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Ah, the wonder of nature.

These starlings were spotted over Nosterfield Nature Reserve, near Ripon,last night and the woman who took this footage says it went on for about 45 minutes.

Sit back, relax and click play:

Revealed: York's shoplifting hotspots


New analysis of crime figures has revealed that shoplifting is on the rise in York.

York has the seventh highest shoplifting rate out of the 17 districts in Yorkshire , in terms of the number of incidents as a percentage of the population, figures show.


Man questioned for second time over unsolved murder

The BBC has learned a 79-year-old man is being questioned for a second time about the murder of a schoolgirl more than 50 years ago. 

Elsie Frost
West Yorkshire Police

Police haven't named him, but it's understood he's Peter Pickering. 

He's being held on suspicion of murdering Elsie Frost in Wakefield in 1965. 

West Yorkshire Police began to examine what happened following a BBC Radio 4 investigation in 2015. 

He's also being questioned about an unconnected allegation of kidnap and rape in 1972.

He was arrested this morning near Newbury in Berkshire.

Sheffield Supertram route pulled after points failure

Stagecoach have just put this on their Twitter feed about points problems affecting tram services in Sheffield.

They say they can't carry out repairs on the points immediately because they would have to suspend the Blue route to do it:

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Rail line blocked after landslip

More on that news about a landslip on the rail line between Sowerby Bridge and Halifax.

It seems likely that problems will continue on the line until the end of today, according to Northern:

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E-fit image released over Strensall Common attack

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Police investigating an attack on a woman on Strensall Common, near York, last month have issued this e-fit of the suspect:

E-fit of suspect
North Yorkshire Police

The incident happened between 14:30 and 15:15 on Sunday 26 February as the woman was walking her dog along a path next to the golf course.

A man called out to her, and concerned by this she turned to walk back the way she had come.

The same man then jumped out in front of her a bit further along the path and grabbed her neck.

In response to this, the woman's dog bit the man on his leg causing him to let go of the woman and allowing her and her dog to escape and get back to her car.

There were a number of other people in the area at the time, and officers are appealing to them to contact them, even if they did not see the incident itself.

Man arrested in Leeds over theft of York stone slabs

We've got a lot to thank the Georgians for: amazing architecture, the art of Turner and Gainsborough...and, of course, a lot of our pavements.

Trouble is that many of them keep getting stolen, much like this section which was taken in Leeds at the weekend:

West Yorkshire Police

These slabs of York stone were taken from Holbeck on Saturday.

A man was later arrested who was found to have slabs of stone in the back of his vehicle.

In pictures: Yorkshire's finest chosen for National Brass Band Championships

Over the weekend, more than 50 brass bands competed in Huddersfield for the honour of representing Yorkshire at the finals of the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain.

Brass band competition
Getty Images

The competition took place at Huddersfield Town Hall yesterday and featured some of the finest brass bands in Yorkshire, but only a few could go through to the national finals.

Brass band competition
Getty Images

The Championship-winning bands - Black Dyke, Hammonds Saltaire, City of Bradford and Brighouse and Rastrick - will go on to compete against the rest of the country at the Albert Hall.

Brass band competition
Getty Images

The final is split into five groups, with sections one to four performing on 16-17 September in Cheltenham. And the big "Championship bands" will play at the Albert Hall on 14 October.

A full list of the winners can be found here . But how could we lose, right?

Brass band competition
Getty Images

Listen: 'I have no faith in the NHS'

A hospital trust is under fire after a baby was stillborn in Sheffield.

Rebecca Clarkson was 42-years-old when her daughter Ava died last year.

Rebecca says because she was over 40 she should have been treated by a consultant and offered an induction due to the risk of stillbirth.

She says she's not sure if she wants to try for another baby:

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust says Rebecca was given consultant-led care due to her age.

After a review of Rebecca's case the trust says it's made some organisational changes to limit the chances of this happening again.