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Summary

  1. Teenage kickboxer from Sheffield dies after title fight in Leeds
  2. Former Yorkshire fell-runner jailed over failed murder attempt
  3. Party balloon blamed for death of horse in Harrogate
  4. Dozens of drivers caught using mobile phones by South Yorkshire Police
  5. Tour de Yorkshire trophy goes on tour
  6. Updates on Tuesday 14 March 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Oli Constable and Shahid Hussain

All times stated are UK

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Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J41 for A650.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J36 for A61 Birdwell and J35 for A629 Rotherham.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J36, A61 (Birdwell) and J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Our top stories today

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Here's a quick look at some of the top stories today:

  1. A teenager has died in a kickboxing tournament in Leeds.
  2. A former Yorkshire fell-runner has been jailed in a failed murder attempt .
  3. Here's what people think of plans for a huge lap-dancing club in Leeds.
  4. Here's what very generous squash champion from Sheffield did with his winnings!
  5. If you've ever been curious - here's what the inside of a real tardis looks like!

That’s the end of our live coverage for Tuesday 14 March 2017. We’ll continue to bring you breaking news overnight and will be back at 06:30 on Wednesday with all the latest news,travel,weather and and sport across Yorkshire.

Weather: Fine start to the evening

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A fine evening and staying dry tonight with clear spells at first before more cloud gradually develops. A light southwest winds. Minimum temperature of 7 deg C (45 deg F). 

A dry and fine start to the day tomorrow with hazy sunshine in the east. Cloud increasing but staying dry for most and mild with some bright or sunny spells redeveloping in places. A little drizzle is possible for the hills. 

Weathr graph
BBC

Bus driver admits causing crash that killed Sheffield teen and left friend fighting for life

Yorkshire Post

A bus driver has admitted causing death by careless or inconsiderate driving after a crash in Sheffield that left one teenager dead and another fighting for life.

Paul Andrew Brown, 51, who worked for the First bus company, collided with Summer Seymour, 15 and her boyfriend, Jake Ford, 17, in Sheffield city centre, in December 2015.

Scene of the crash
Yorkshire Post

Bishop says headscarf ban 'raises vital questions about freedom of expression'

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

The Bishop of Leeds says a European Court of Justice ruling that a workplace headscarf ban can be legal shows that more work needs "to be done in relation to religious literacy". 

The Right Reverend Nicholas Baines says this "raises vital questions about freedom of expression". 

The court says bans on the wearing of "any political, philosophical or religious sign" need not constitute direct discrimination, but they must be based on internal company rules requiring all employees to "dress neutrally".

Nicholas Baines Bishop of Leeds
BBC

Thousands of pounds raised in Doncaster sleep-out

More than 20 people have raised £3000 for YMCA Doncaster with their annual sleep-out event on Friday night.  

People sleeping in cardboard shelter
Doncaster YMCA

The aim of the sleep-out in the ground of St Peter-in-Chains was to raise awareness of the hardship young, homeless people endure during a night rough sleeping.

The fundraising event saw people sleeping in DIY cardboard shelters for the night, with the money raised going to support YMCA’s work with vulnerable young people in Doncaster.

Listen: Why did the sheep cross the road? Pupils practice jokes for Red Nose Day

Jericho Keys

Reporter, BBC Radio York

I've had my ribs well and truly tickled today.

I met pupils at Great Ouseburn Community Primary School, who spent the morning practicing their jokes ready for Comic Relief, Red Nose Day.

Here they are testing their gags and my ability to keep a straight face:

Advanced resuscitation techniques couldn't save teenage kickboxer

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service say they worked tirelessly to save the life of teenage kickboxer Scott Marsden .

14-year-old Scott died after a kickboxing title bout in Leeds and was taken to hospital after the incident on Saturday, but  police confirmed earlier today  that he died. 

A private events medical team was at the venue and an ambulance was dispatched along with the West Yorkshire Medic Response Team which included a doctor and a clinical supervisor trained in advanced resuscitation techniques. 

Scott Marsden
Marsden Kickboxing

First and foremost our thoughts are with the family and friends of the young kickboxer following his tragic death. All of our staff worked tirelessly to provide the patient with the best possible care and transported him to hospital for further treatment."

Dr David Macklin Executive Director of Operations at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Get up close to the Tour de Yorkshire trophy

It's not long now before world class cyclists will race across Yorkshire in one of the biggest cycling events in the country.

And you can get up close and personal to the trophy - before the riders - when it goes on tour!

Both the men’s and women’s Y shaped trophies are visiting each of the six start and finishes for a day ahead of the race weekend and plans include visits to schools and leisure centres, as well as events in host towns and cities. 

Tour de Yorkshire trophy
Welcome to Yorkshire

Each host local authority is pulling together an exciting timetable of events so I hope communities will come out to see the trophy and build excitement for the race."

Gary VerityWelcome to Yorkshire

Tributes pour in for teenage kickboxer

The Sheffield & District Junior Sunday League have said they're to hold a minutes silence or applause in memory of Scott Marsden.

Scott, who also played football for Hallam JFC, died in hospital after a kickboxing bout in Leeds on Saturday.

Mick Grant, who is from Hallam FC under 15s team, says he was undoubtedly one of the nicest, kindest boys that you could ever wish to meet.

Golden locks and a cheeky smile, belied an inner steel and self belief; Scott didn’t know the meaning of 99% he gave everything, every game."

Mick GrantHallam FC Under 15s

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J23 for A640 and J24 for A629.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 eastbound between J23, A640 (Huddersfield) and J24, A629 (Ainley Top), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Little Louis made honorary Chief Constable

Oli Constable

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A young boy from North Yorkshire has been made an honorary Chief Constable at his dad's passing out ceremony.

Louis in his police uniform
North Yorkshire Police

Louis, 3, was given epaulettes by North Yorkshire Police's Chief Constable Dave Jones at the ceremony. 

His dad is a PCSO for the force and clearly little Louis seems to want to follow in his footsteps!

Listen: 'Bombs raining down' on scout with saucepan helmet

With only a saucepan for protection against German bombs this photo became one of the most striking images from the Sheffield Blitz in December 1940.

Boy Scout John Flinn, who only had the pan to protect his head from shrapnel and collapsing buildings, was awarded a medal for his gallantry and is now a major part of the city’s new exhibition of the attacks.Now Sheffield Blitz exhibition organisers are trying to find out more about the life of John Flinn, who was awarded the Gilt Cross for bravery.  

Bill Bevan set up the exhibition and says it's an iconic photo:

Former Yorkshire fell-runner jailed over failed murder attempt

A former Yorkshire fell-running champion has been jailed for 18 years after admitting trying to murder a senior UK Athletics official during a row about hormone tests. 

Transgender athlete Lauren Jeska, who ran with the Todmorden Harriers, attacked Ralph Knibbs - a former professional rugby union player - with a knife at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham a year ago.

The 42-year-old also wounded two people who intervened.

Lauren Jeska
BBC

Listen: A trip to the tailors? City's road to Wembley

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

It's a huge night for York City as they take on Lincoln City in the first-leg of their FA Trophy semi-final, before the return fixture on Saturday. 

The winners go to Wembley for the final in May. 

Manager Gary Mills says after this weekend he hopes he'll need a trip to the tailors:

To encourage as many fans as possible to get to the game the club halved the usual ticket price.

Bus wheelchair rules 'not strong enough'

Luke Hazelgrave
BBC

The mother of a wheelchair user forced off a bus has urged drivers to do more to help disabled passengers.

Caroline Hazelgrave said her son Luke, 26, who has cerebral palsy, was asked to get off a Leeds bus when a passenger would not stand to allow his wheelchair on.

The incident followed a  Supreme Court ruling  in January that bus drivers must do more for wheelchair users.

First Bus said it was "disappointed" Mr Hazelgrave was unable to travel

Teen kickboxer was 'one of the finest champions'

The teenager who died after a kickboxing title bout in Leeds has been described as 'one of our finest champions in every sense', by the World Kickboxing Association (WKA).

Scott Marsden, 14, was taken to hospital after the incident on Saturday, but police confirmed earlier today that he has died.

Scott Marsden
Other

Jon Green, from the WKA, said on Facebook that Scott, from Sheffield, was a true ambassador of the values out of the ring.

"Not just WKA but the world of kickboxing is mourning such a well loved and respected fighter and sportsman," he says.

"In every sense it does not seem real or even possible."

Watch: Here's what the inside of a real Tardis looks like!

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

It's one of the country's last remaining police boxes and it's in Almondbury near Huddersfield.

The box has fallen into disrepair, but local councillor Bernard McGuin is leading a campaign to rebuild it.

The blue boxes - now perhaps better known as Dr Who's time machines - were a way of contacting police by phone across the country from early 1900 to the 1960s.  

Severe accident: A61 North Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A61 North Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between Harrogate Road and B6165.

A61 North Yorkshire - A61 Ripon By-Pass closed and heavy traffic southbound between the Harrogate Road junction in Ripon and the B6165 junction in Ripley, because of a serious accident.

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

Driver taken to hospital after lorry hits substation

Kat Harbourne

BBC Radio Sheffield

I'm at the scene of a lorry crash on Penistone Road in Sheffield this afternoon.

The lorry you can see here has crashed into an electricity substation.

Lorry crash
BBC

Police say the crash happened around midday today and the HGV is carrying rubble.

There are no reported serious injuries, but the driver has been taken to hospital.

Lorry crash
BBC

Northern Powergrid say businesses around the crash site have lost power. They're trying to reconnect the supply as soon as they can.

Inquest finds Ripon teenager died 'by accident'

A teenager from Ripon  who fell into a river on a night out died accidentally, a coroner has concluded. 

henry Burke
Avon and Somerset Police

Henry Burke, 19, was a student at Bath Spa University. He drowned on a night out in the city centre last November. 

Now, an inquest has found he may have "entered the water by accident due to intoxication by alcohol".

His death is the latest of several in the River Avon in recent years, and sparked a petition to improve safety. 

Watch: Rotherham school in worldwide robotics competition

A primary school is set to represent the UK and Rotherham at the worldwide finals of a robot design competition.

Children from Brampton Ellis Primary will travel to Kentucky and show off their winning designs for a robot.

The school's team will fly to the United States on Friday 21 April

Family of murdered Leeds teacher Ann Maguire seek answers ahead of inquest

The family of Leeds teacher Ann Maguire say they have serious concerns regarding the scope of an inquest into her death.

Mrs Maguire, 61, was stabbed to death by student Will Cornick at Corpus Christi Catholic College in east Leeds in 2014.  

The Maguire family want a Judicial Review of the coroner's decision to exclude certain evidence and witnesses.

Ann Maguire
BBC

Following a recent pre-inquest review the family have concerns over how thorough the process was.  

Lawyer Yogi Amin, who is representing the family, said the Maguire family are seeking permission for a Judicial Review to challenge the coroner’s decision to exclude evidence and witnesses that they feel are vital to finding out the true chain of events leading to her death.    

The family want to know the full facts and hope that they will still be able to get the necessary answers through an independent and fair process at the inquest."

Yogi AminLawyer

Major plans for three key buildings in centre of Leeds

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Leeds City Council says three Grade II listed buildings in the city are set to be transformed.

Two of the three buildings will be refurbished while the third will be transformed into a "distinguished hotel".

The Leonardo and Thoresby buildings, a former printing works and teachers’ college, both constructed around 1900 will be refurbished and modernised as office space.

A building on Great George Street, formerly a school built around 1890, will become a hotel with 340 rooms.

Leonardo, Thoresby and Great George Street buildings
Leeds City Council

Our vision for the scheme was to deliver high-quality, desirable and distinguished developments."

Ronan FahertyIdé Real Estate

Electrical substation damaged in lorry crash

Oli Constable

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

An electrical substation has been damaged after a "heavy truck" crashed into a building on Penistone Road.

Sheffield's Streets Ahead team say the traffic signals are out and they are asking drivers to avoid this hazard.

School pay tribute to 'bright and popular' student after kickboxing death

Forge Valley School has paid tribute to one of their students who died in a kickboxing match at the weekend.

Scott Marsden, 14, (pictured below, centre) was taken to hospital during the bout in Leeds, but police today confirmed he had died.

Scott Marsden
Marsden Kickboxing

Headteacher Dale Barrowclough said the school was deeply saddened by the news of Scott's passing.

Scott was a very popular young man among pupils and staff alike and it is without doubt that he had a very bright sporting future ahead of him.

Dale Barrowclough Headteacher, Forge Valley School

Do you cycle to Leeds station?

If you use your bike to commute to Leeds station then make sure you use the correct cycle storage today!

Not critical news but we just wanted share this cute animation with you!

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BreakingBreaking: Lorry crashes into building in Sheffield

Traffic is building on Penistone Road this afternoon after a lorry has crashed into a building.

It's only just happened, so we'll try and bring you more information when we can, but traffic is already busy in the area.

'River Avon is Bath's serial killer', says father of drowned man

The father of a 19-year-old man man found dead in the Avon says the river is Bath's own serial killer.

Henry Burke, 19, from Ripon in North Yorkshire, was last seen leaving Zero Zero nightclub in Bath in November.

His father, Paul, is calling for better safety measures after a series of people drowned there over the last eight years. 

The father of Henry Burke says there needs to be action to stop deaths on the River Avon.

Tributes paid to teen kickboxer

Tributes are being paid to the teenage kickboxer who died at the weekend after collapsing during a bout near Leeds.

Scott Marsden,14, was taken to hospital but police confirmed today that he has died.

I'll continue to remember Scott who is one of my heroes in my prayers . If there's anything I can do for you, please get in touch."

Mohamed Farhadimus Ali

Devastated. Thoughts are with you all."

Darren Clark

My kids are the same. My son knew him better than my daughter. My son said he was a great lad and excellent kick boxer. My kids are devastated. Far too young to go."

Michelle McAssey

Fundraising campaign for teenage kickboxer

Friends of teenage kickboxer Scott Marsden have started a fundraising page in his memory.

The 14-year-old from Sheffield collapsed during a bout in Leeds on Saturday.

He was taken to hospital but police today confirmed he had died.

The page  has so far had more than £1,000 pledged.

Charlotte Rowett, who is the organiser of the campaign, wrote: Everything Scotty did he did with passion and a confidence that was a pleasure to behold. He was the most wonderful, talented boy and the loss of him will leave a hole in so many people's lives.

"Scott was not only a kickboxer though, he is a son, a brother, a grandson, a nephew, a cousin and a friend. 

"No amount of money can take away the pain his family are feeling today and always, but no family should ever have to cater for coping with the loss of a 14-year-old boy, with his whole life ahead of him."

Teen kickboxer's death not suspicious

Police have confirmed they are not treating the death of a teenage kickboxer Scott Marsden as suspicious.

The 14-year-old from Sheffield collapsed during a bout taking place in Morley near Leeds on Saturday.

His death was confirmed by police earlier this morning.

Det Insp Phil Jackson, of Leeds District CID, said: "The incident is not being treated a suspicious and enquiries are being carried out into the circumstances for a report to the Coroner.

"We are in contact with the family and are offering them every support at what is understandably a very difficult time for them.

"They have asked that the media respect their privacy at this time. "