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Summary

  1. 'Bullied' Halifax soldier jailed for Catterick Garrison attack
  2. Hundreds take part in anti-terror exercise at Meadowhall
  3. Vulcan bomber could be 'ground-running' by summer
  4. Record numbers for Scarborough's Coastival fest
  5. Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter gets £10m boost
  6. Patrick Stewart on mission to learn Huddersfield Town chants
  7. Updates on Monday 20 March 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Kevin Larkin and Oli Woodcock

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Monday....

Those are all the updates from Monday 20 March.

If you want to get all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Tuesday 21 March 2017, click here .

Session in Rotherham

Rickin Majithia

BBC Asian Network and Victoria Derbyshire

Abuse victims in Rotherham are still receiving counselling, while their families are also now getting support.

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Bath bring in Rotherham hooker Graham

Joe Graham
Getty Images

Bath have signed Rotherham Titans hooker Joe Graham from the Championship outfit until the end of the season as injury cover.

Joe Graham

Bath bring in Rotherham hooker Graham

Bath sign Rotherham Titans hooker Joe Graham from the Championship outfit until the end of the season as injury cover.

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Jodie Moss

Dariusz Tokarczyk's lorry smashed into Jodie Moss's car when he was choosing music on his phone.

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Joe Graham

Bath sign Rotherham Titans hooker Joe Graham from the Championship outfit until the end of the season as injury cover.

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Our five top stories today

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

That's all from the team for today - we'll be back tomorrow from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire. 

Meanwhile, updates on breaking news, sport and travel stories will continue throughout the night, but before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

1. Hundreds take part in anti-terror exercise at Meadowhall

2.  A primary school is broadcasting important announcements in Polish on its radio station to help get messages across to Eastern European parents

3. Former Archbishop of Canterbury  Dr Rowan Williams is to visit the University of Huddersfield to host talks on spirituality

4. Record numbers for Scarborough's Coastival arts festival

5.  Chocolat author Joanne Harris has been revealing all about her storytelling in 140 characters

Finally, thanks to BBC Weather Watcher Sunny Beach for sending in this fantastic springtime picture from Wakefield:

Wakefield
BBC Weather Watchers

Watch: Harrogate powerlifter's championship homecoming

A 19-year-old Harrogate powerlifter has returned home to North Yorkshire as a European Champion.

Luke Richardson competed in the junior section of the powerlifting competition in Denmark. 

A deadlift of almost three times his body weight secured him first place in the over-120kg category. 

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J31 for A655.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound at J31, A655 (Castleford), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

Number plates stolen from vehicle in hospital car park

Number plates have been stolen from a vehicle parked in a North Yorkshire hospital car park.

Friarage Hospital
Google

The theft took place on Friday at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton some time between 08:00 and 18:15.

Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

What a picture!: Leeds artist wins BBC's Big Painting Challege

BBC Look North

A Leeds artist is celebrating after triumphing over nine other contenders to win  The Big Painting Challenge .

Suman Kaur, a Leeds College of Art Access to HE Diploma student, was revealed as the winner on the show's finale last night.

You can see Suman on tonight's BBC Look North from 18:30 :

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Watch: Bradford school's broadcasts go on air in Polish

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Polish-speaking teaching assistant Tomasz Turowski is doubling up as a radio newsreader at Bradford's Miriam Lord Primary in a bid to keep Eastern European parents up-to-date with school news.

Mr Turowski, who speaks a number of Eastern European languages, started in the new role this week.

His announcements will be a mix of news, information and music broadcast three times a day on the school's radio station.

'Bullied' soldier jailed for Catterick Garrison attack

A trainee soldier who tried to stab a fellow serviceman in the head amid claims he was bullying him  has been jailed for six years .

Catterick Garrison
PA

Pte James Farrell, 18, said he was only trying to warn Rifleman Curtis Horbury during the incident at Catterick Garrison, in North Yorkshire.

But a court martial last month in Colchester heard the blow was aimed at his colleague's head.

Farrell, from Halifax was convicted of attempted murder.

Cleckheaton burglars steal 'distinctive' jewellery worth £25k

Jewellery worth about £25,000 has been stolen from a house in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire.

Jewellery
West Yorkshire Police

The burglary took place on Nibshaw Road between 11:00 and 12:30 last Friday.

Watches, bracelets and gold sovereigns were among the items stolen.

PC Sally Baines says the stolen items were "distinctive and unusual" and would "stand out" if offered for sale.

"They represent a lifetime of collecting antique watches and this incident has caused the victim considerable amount of distress and heartache," she adds.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact police.

Sam Muggleton

Relegation-threatened York City sign former Barnet and Eastleigh left-back Sam Muggleton until end of the season.

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Force tests hotels' awareness of child sexual exploitation

The South Yorkshire Police force has tested whether staff at the county's hotels have enough awareness of child sexual exploitation.

South Yorkshire Police HQ
Google

As an exercise, an adult male police officer tried to check into various hotels with a teenage girl police cadet.

South Yorkshire Police then provided training to those hotels which allowed the pair access to a room.

  • In Sheffield, all five hotels tested rejected admission
  • In Barnsley, six out of seven hotels tested rejected admission
  • In Doncaster, seven out of 13 hotels tested rejected admission
  • In Rotherham, two hotels failed to reject admission

Early start for York's Christmas countdown

Today may be the first official day of Spring, but that doesn't mean that York's panto fans are already getting in the mood for Christmas.

Baubles
BBC

Hard as it might be to believe, tickets have gone on sale for the Barbican Theatre's festive production of Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood.

Eastenders actor Ricky Norwood, who'll play comic character Silly Billy in the panto, says:  "It's going to be really exciting. Something I really love about it is talking and interacting with the audience, getting the kids dancing and 'It's behind you'. It's going to be a lot of fun."

Fly tippers leave their mark in Armley

Fly tippers have been at it again in Leeds - this time in Armley.

This is the scene Leeds City Council's clean-up team have been faced with today:

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Missing Doncaster teenager found safe and well

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A missing Doncaster teenager has been found safe and well, police say.

Sixteen-year-old Leo Watson was found in Doncaster town centre this afternoon.

Police have thanked the public for their help in the search.

'We're on our way, how we get there I don't care'

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Earlier we asked for your chants for Sir Patrick Stewart  after he said seeing Huddersfield Town reach the Premier League is "all he needs" to make his year perfect - but he needs help learning the Terriers' terrace chants.

Sir Patrick Stewart
Twitter/@sirpatstew

The Star Trek and X-Men star said: "Huddersfield Town Football Club have to get into the Premiership this season, but I'm not a chanter, and I have to confess I don't understand a lot of the chants."

I asked what chant would you teach him and this is what James Corke suggests:

We're on our way to the Premier LeagueWe're on our wayHow we get there, I don't knowHow we get there, I don't careAll I know is we're on our wayTo the Premier League

If think you can do better,  click here .  

Why did the juggler cross the road?

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

We hear a lot about the police juggling a lot of tasks, buut officers in Sheffield have had more experience of that than most lately, it seems:

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But we still don't know why the juggler was in the road. If you do know, why not drop us an e-mail ?

Over 50 MPs report abuse since Jo Cox murder

A specialist police team set up to investigate crimes against MPs has looked at more than 50 complaints in the six months after the murder of West Yorkshire MP Jo Cox .

Jo Cox MP
Brendan Cox

They include cases of hate-filled messages, harassment and criminal damage. 

Last year, it emerged that nearly £640,000 was spent bolstering security for MPs following the death of Ms Cox in June.

Seaside special: Record numbers for Scarborough's Coastival fest

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

It's been a record-breaking year for Scarborough's Coastival festival.

Scarborough
Google

More than 25,000 people came to the event this year, an increase of 7,000 on the previous year.

Organisers believe the town got a Coastival economic boost of £250,000 when the event took place in February.

Police 'increasingly concerned' for missing girl, 15

Police are "increasingly concerned" about a missing girl, 15, who was last seen on Thursday.

Charley Tilbury, from Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, is originally from the Crawley area. However, police believe that she has travelled north and could be in Leeds in West Yorkshire. 

Charley is described as a white female, about 5’6 tall and of medium build.  She has long dark hair which is sometimes worn up. When she went missing she was wearing an electric blue top, blue jeans, a green jacket with a fur lined hood and grey trainers.

Charley Tilbury
Devon and Cornwall Police

Sheffield’s Cultural Industries Quarter gets £10m extension

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Sheffield's Cultural Industries Quarter is to be extended in a £10m project.

Flats, offices and restaurants all form part of the Alsop Fields which is in the Sidney Street area,

The name comes from the 18th century description of the same neighbourhood,

Sidney Street
HR Media

Search for missing Doncaster teenager

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Police are searching for a missing Doncaster teenager.

Sixteen-year-old Leo Watson was last seen on Thursday evening in the Intake area.

Leo Watson
South Yorkshire Police

Officers believe he may have had access to a dark blue Renault Megane with the registration number HN55 VVG.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Flood alert for Yorkshire Dales and York

A "flood alert" is in place on the River Ouse in the Yorkshire Dales and the riverbank in York city centre, following heavy rain at the weekend.

A "flood alert" means "flooding is possible - be prepared".

The level of the River Ouse in central York is currently 2.15m (7ft 1inch) meaning there is water on some lower riverside footpaths. 

No further rise is now expected, but levels will remain high through the afternoon before starting to fall this evening.

The Environment Agency say they will continue to monitor the situation and update the information here as new forecasts become available.  

The former Archbishop of Canterbury to speak in Huddersfield

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams is to visit the University of Huddersfield to host talks on spirituality.

Dr Rowan Williams
AFP/Getty Images

Dr Williams will address audiences at a conference announced for Tuesday July 11, speaking about the role of faith in healthcare before delivering the annual Harold Wilson lecture, both of which are open to the public.

Dr Williams was Archbishop of Canterbury between 2002 and 2012.

He is deeply passionate about spirituality and about compassionate approaches to supporting people. Spirituality was distinct from religious faith, although for many people there was an overlap."

Dr Melanie Rogers Senior Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield

Sheffield snooker academy celebrates 10th anniversary

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Sheffield is the snooker city.

But aside from the World Championships at the Crucible, there's a lot going on in the grassroots game as well.

We've been down to the Stephen Harrison Snooker Academy, which is celebrating 10 years of helping young people with physical and learning difficulties.    

Listen: York's divorce hotel - See the sights and check-out of your marriage!

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

An amicable divorce sounds like an oxymoron, but that's the ethos behind a York-based company called Divorce Hotel, which has just held its first weekend helping a couple to untie the knot. 

The  company's website  offers an office divorce, an online divorce - or a hotel divorce over a weekend.  

They say a "hotel philosophy means everything takes place in a relaxed environment with all kinds of comforts and facilities at your disposal."

David Leckie, Divorce Hotel's UK manager, says there was a good reason to base the business in York and the couple involved  went off afterwards to "watch the rugby together":

Bradford school broadcasts announcements in Polish

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A primary school is broadcasting important announcements in Polish on its radio station to help get messages across to Eastern European parents. 

Polish-speaking teaching assistant Tomasz Turowski
BBC

Polish-speaking teaching assistant Tomasz Turowski is doubling up as a radio presenter at Miriam Lord Primary in Bradford, West Yorkshire.

His 20-minute shows can be heard in the playground as parents drop off and pick up their children.

Look: Pictures from Meadowhall anti-terrorism exercise

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Police have sent us some images from last night's anti-terrorism exercise at Meadowhall .

Emergency services and 856 volunteers were involved in the realistic simulation which took place in the early hours.

Meadowhall anti-terrorism exercise
South Yorkshire Police
Meadowhall anti-terrorism exercise
South Yorkshire Police

Bomb disposal teams called to Bradford restaurant

Julia Bryson

Journalist, BBC Local Live

A bomb disposal team was called to a second suspected arson attack at a Bradford restaurant. 

Rajas
Google

Fire crews were called to Raja's Appetisers Bar on Leeds Road at 02:00 to put out a small fire in the basement. 

Police said a suspicious device was later found on the premises and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) officers were called. 

The building was evacuated while the area was made safe. West Yorkshire Police is investigating whether it is related to a similar incident which happened at the restaurant on 6 March. 

Roads have now reopened and people have been allowed to return to the area.

Listen: Lost Chord hope for £50k to help people with dementia

A dementia charity in Rotherham's in with a chance of winning up to £50,000 this Spring if they get enough public votes.

Lost Chord is one of a number of groups competing for National lottery funding in the People's Projects competition .

The charity provides dementia friendly music sessions across South Yorkshire and in several major cities across England. 

Helen Muller is the Chief Executive of the charity - she says the work of the charity will continue until a "cure for dementia" is found:

Police warning over a spate of 'car bump' thefts

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Drivers in West Yorkshire are being warned to be on their guard following a spate of thefts and robberies where elderly women have been targeted at the wheel.

Incidents have been reported in Leeds, Bradford and Kirklees.

Victims are followed in their car and bumped at low speed.

When both cars stop, the victim is told their brake lights are not working; tricking them into getting out to check. 

While the victim is distracted, the suspects steal handbags and cash from the car and make off.

This is a relatively unusual method for criminals to use to commit robberies and theft. While we don't want to cause unnecessary alarm we do want to make people aware of what has been happening so they can be suitably on their guard."

Det Insp Neil Thompson Leeds District Crime Team

Missing Sheffield man found safe and well

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A missing Sheffield man has been found safe and well.

Charles Dyson, 62, was found in Sheffield this morning.

Police are thanking the public for their help in the search.

Warnings after Sheffield flooding

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

People are being warned to take care when travelling through Sheffield.

Sheffield Council says it's had reports of flooding on Walkley Bank Road and Fitzalan Square.

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Listen: Chocolat author Joanne Harris on storytelling in 140 characters

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

She's the acclaimed Yorkshire author who brought us Chocolat, as well as many other novels which have been published in over 50 countries.

Now,  Joanne and her Storytime Band  are coming to Leeds Beckett University later this week. 

If you follow her on twitter , you'll also know all about her live storytelling in 140 characters.

She's been explaining on BBC Radio Leeds how that first came about:

Giant pit machines rumble back to life for science day

Wakefield Express

Giant machines from Yorkshire’s lost pits were back up and running for one day only at the National Coal Mining Museum for England.

Machine
Tony Johnson/Wakefield Express