Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. 'Human bone' found close to M1 near Leeds
  2. Jail for teacher who had sex with pupil
  3. Investor found for Headingley cricket stand revamp
  4. A woman's body has been recovered from the lake at Roundhay Park in Leeds this morning
  5. The repair bill to fix roads across Yorkshire and the Humber would run into hundreds of millions of pounds according to a new report
  6. York Minster has confirmed the bells will ring out on Easter Sunday
  7. New pound coin available at nominated sites in North and West Yorkshire
  8. A man from Sheffield says he has such a problem with rats in his council house that he is considering moving out
  9. Updates on Tuesday 28 March 2017

Live Reporting

By Oli Woodcock, Oli Constable and Elly Fiorentini

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Follow our news coverage on Wednesday

That's all for our coverage on Tuesday with Yorkshire Live.

If you want to follow our news, weather, travel and sport on Wednesday, please click here .

Our five top stories today

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

That's all from the Yorkshire Live 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 here throughout the night, but before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

1.  Police are still trying  to establish the identity of a woman found dead in a lake in Leeds

2. The former head of music at an independent school in North Yorkshire has been sentenced to 28 months in prison after pleading guilty to having sex with a pupil

3. An Investigation's underway after the discovery of what's thought to be a human bone beside the M1 south of Leeds 

4. A deal's been done to make sure international cricket matches can continue at Headingley 

5. The bells will ring out at York Minster this Easter Sunday. 

Finally, if you spot something happening where you live, which you think we should know about, you can always get in touch with me  by email .

M1 motorway near Leeds

West Yorkshire Police are guarding the area after the force got reports of the bone being found.

Read more
Chris Chester

Wakefield Trinity coach Chris Chester signs new two-year deal with the Super League side.

Read more

Yorkshire weather this evening

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Sunny spells and scattered showers this evening. Cloudy overnight with patchy rain in places. Minimum temperature of about 7C (45F) with a light southwest wind.

Weather still
BBC

Wednesday will start off on a rather cloudy note with a little patchy rain or drizzle in places, but with drier and possibly brighter conditions likely mainly in eastern areas. Feeling mild with high's of about 14C (57F) with a light or moderate southwest wind.

The proposed new cricket stand at night

Leeds City Council says it is ready to broker the new deal to keep international cricket in Leeds.

Read more

Portrait restoration work is underway at Beningbrough Hall

Cara Thorpe

Reporter, BBC Radio York

Something pretty special is happening at Beningbrough Hall at Newton on Ouse just outside York over the next few days.

Portrait restoration
BBC
Portrait restoration
BBC

Today sees the start of something there that you really don't get the chance to see every day - portrait restoration.

A team from the National Portrait Gallery in London has descended on the Hall’s collection of famous "Kit Kat" portraits to give them and their frames some TLC.

We all have the rare chance to see them in action from now until Thursday.

Pothole pressure for Yorkshire roads

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

One in six roads in Yorkshire will need to be repaired or even closed within the next five years because of potholes.

Pothole
BBC

That's according to a major road survey out today, which also claims that each local authority has on average £5M of backlogs of road repairs to try to clear.

The study also found the number of potholes filled by councils fell by 19% in England last year, with local authorities needing £12bn to bring the roads up to scratch.

Rotherham needs more childminders

Rotherham Council say the number of childminders in the area is going down, as people leave or retire, coupled with interest waning in childminding as a career.

The council wants to recruit more childminders and is offering free information sessions for prospective childminders, along with a package of free support and low cost training.

Rotherham sign
Getty Images

Jail for teacher who had sex with pupil

The former head of music at an independent school in North Yorkshire has been sentenced to 28 months in prison after pleading guilty to having sex with a pupil.

Dara De Cogan
North Yorkshire Police

Dara De Cogan, 58, appeared before York Crown Court today charged with 10 counts of sexual activity with the girl who was a pupil at Ampleforth College.

Sentencing him this afternoon, judge Andrew Stubbs QC said he'd taken advantage of her insecurity and innocence.

He said it was an abject failure of the trust parents had placed in him and the college.

Yorkshire soldiers to be celebrated during Tour de Yorkshire

Soldiers who helped Tadcaster after the Christmas 2015 floods will return to the town as part of this year's Tour de Yorkshire.

Soldier stands next to bridge
Getty Images

The Yorkshire Regiment Drums Platoon will march out ahead of both the men's and women's races when stage two starts in the town on 29 April.

Organisers have also revealed details of a fan zone on the Stray in Harrogate, which will include live music, as well as a mini food festival on Crescent Gardens.  

Steelers defenceman ruled out for the season

Peter Spencer

Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

Sheffield Steelers defenceman Mike Ratchuk is out for the rest of the season after having surgery on his hand last week.

The American, who joined the Steelers last year, was injured in training last week.

Mike Ratchuk
Dean Woolley

It is a sad way to end the year but it was an operation that was needed immediately and there was no other option for Mike."

Paul ThompsonHead Coach

Yorkshire school to close this year

A small North Yorkshire school is to close.

Drax Community Primary, near Selby, which has only 10 pupils, will shut at the end of the current school year.

Drax school outside
Google

North Yorkshire County Council says numbers are expected to fall further there.

Last month it was announced that Horton in Ribblesdale Primary, which has a similar number of children, will close in the summer. 

Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J41 for A650 and J40 for A638 Ossett.

M1 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on M1 southbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of an accident earlier on.

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

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

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

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

Latest on body found in lake at Roundhay Park, Leeds

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Police are still trying to establish the identity of a woman found dead in a lake in Leeds. 

Roundhay Park
Google maps

The woman was discovered this morning in Roundhay Park and the area was cordoned off, but people are now being allowed to walk there again.

Detectives think she went into the water sometime between last night and this morning.

They think she was around 50-years-old, she was wearing a black and green dress and a dark blue coat. She had dark greying hair and was wearing glasses. 

It's not yet known who she was or how she died.

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J34 for A631 and J35 for A629 Rotherham.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) 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

M62 travel update

BBC News Travel

Breaking Police launch investigation after human bone discovered in Leeds

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

An Investigation's underway after the discovery of what's thought to be a human bone beside the M1 south of Leeds. 

An area of land around Junction 45 has been taped-off since yesterday lunchtime with detectives saying they're in the early stages of enquiries.

West Yorkshire Police said: “Initial indications are that it is a human bone and a scene remains in place whilst early stage enquiries are ongoing."

Watch: Gill will protect Castleford heritage

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Castleford Tigers will never be sold to another franchise, because their heritage and history is 'priceless' to supporters, says chief executive Steve Gill.

Track problems slowing trains

Heading on the East Coast today? Virgin Trains say there are problems between York and Doncaster, slowing trains down. 

View more on twitter

What does the Barnsley council tax blunder mean for you?

If you live in Barnsley, you might have had a council tax letter land on your doormat.

But after a problem with a computer software, around 10% of council tax bills sent out had the wrong address on them, an error that could affect 10,000 households.

Council Tax letter
PA

What does it mean for you?

  • In practice, you probably won't be affected. Just 10% of people in the area will have their addresses incorrectly put on the letters. 
  • Barnsley Council say for a minority of households the address is so wrong the letter wouldn't have been delivered.
  • If you've not already received your letter, you should get one in the next few days.
  • If in a few days you still haven't had your letter, you'll need to contact the council online or by calling them on 01226 787787.

Latest on nuclear bomber's journey to Yorkshire

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A while ago I gave you the latest on the Mirage which is on it's way to the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington just outside of York. I have had an update from the team at the museum. The weather looks better in France than it is here.  

View more on twitter

The daffodils are out, spring is here

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

It may be a little dull weather-wise this afternoon for some of us, but here's a lovely image of York's Bar Walls , just opposite the railway station. 

If you live in the city, you wait for the daffodils to come out each year. 

A sure sign that spring is on it's way. Thanks to Lewis Outing for the picture. 

Golden daffodils at York's Bar Walls
Lewis Outing

Police appeal for information after shots fired in Leeds

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Police are appealing for information following an incident in Harehills, Leeds where shots were fired. 

Harehills
Google maps

At about 22:45 last night, police received reports of a number of shots having been fired at a car in the area of Cross Roundhay Avenue, off Harehills Lane, in Leeds.

A number of shots have been fired at the victim's car while he was sitting in it and he could easily have been seriously injured. I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the silver Vauxhall Vectra in the area around the time. I would also like to hear from anyone who saw the car being abandoned and set on fire in Servia Gardens in the early hours of this morning."

Detective Chief Inspector Jaz Khan West Yorkshire Police Protective Services Crime

KitKat to kickstart sugar reduction

A new KitKat will appear on shelves next week containing more milk and cocoa as part of efforts to reduce sugar.

The reformulated chocolate bar, which is made by Nestle in York, could cut more than 1,000 tonnes of sugar and three billion calories from the UK's diet according to the company. 

KitKat bar
Getty Images

The bar won't change size and Nestle say it will taste "just as good".

Earlier this month, Nestle announced that it would reduce sugar by 10% across its confectionery by 2018. 

Firefighters called to fire in school car park

Students and staff at a South Yorkshire secondary school were led to safety after a car caught fire next to classrooms this morning.

The blaze started when a brand new car caught fire while parked in the car park at Winterhill School, Kimberworth.

The school was evacuated and all students and staff are safe.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue attended and put out the fire.

Travel update from around Yorkshire

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

If you're heading out this lunchtime here's just a few of the locations where your journey could slow down:

  • B6144 Cullingworth Road is closed in both directions due to a burst water pipe between Halls Lane and Bents Lane
  • Heavy traffic on the A165 Burniston Road southbound at North Cliff Avenue/Cross Lane, Scarborough through the roadworks
  • Slow traffic on A630 Balby Road into Doncaster town centre at Mansfield Road due to roadworks

There are no major problems on the trains apart although the 1332 York to London Kings Cross was about 20 minutes late.

Man stabbed in targeted gang attack

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A man's in hospital with stab wounds after his vehicle was rammed and he was attacked in Leeds.

Police tape
BBC

Police are investigating a suspected gang attack last night in the Roundhay area. 

It is thought the victim's car had been rammed in the area of Darkwood Way just prior to him being attacked.

Shadwell Lane has been sealed off.

This has been a very violent attack on the victim."

Det Insp Charlotte HailsLeeds District CID

Investor found for Headingley cricket stand revamp

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A deal's been done to make sure international cricket matches can continue at Headingley.

Headingley
BBC

Leeds City Council has found an investor in London who'll put £35m towards the redevelopment of stands at the ground.

The revamp's needed to make sure the venue is still eligible to host big matches. 

But the venue's future had been in doubt after funding from the council and the proposed sale of land fell through.

Rare breed sheep stolen from field in Yorkshire Dales

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Between 25-30 rare breed sheep have been stolen from a field in the Yorkshire Dales. 

It's not clear when they were taken but North Yorkshire Police believe it's between Monday 20 March and Friday 24 March. 

Sheep in the Yorkshire Dales
bbc

Police say the gimmer hogg sheep were stolen from a field at Hardacre, Bentham and were possibly taken via Newby Moor at Clapham. 

Inspector Jon Grainge from North Yorkshire Police's Rural Task Force is urging anyone with any information to get in in touch with them.

Travel: Change to train service to Ilkley

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

This is worth knowing if you're heading for this train this lunchtime. 

View more on twitter

Watch: Bells set to ring again at Minster

The bells will ring out at York Minster this Easter Sunday.

The original team of 30 volunteers bell ringers were sacked last October due to safeguarding issues and the bells haven't been heard since December.

The Minster has told BBC Radio York it's had a number of new volunteers come forward to ring the bells at Easter, but it's still not known how many will be rung.

Council tax bills blunder after software error

Barnsley Council says a software error means 10% of the town's council tax bills were sent out with the wrong address on them.

Officials at the authority are still trying to find out what happened.

Council Tax
PA

But they've said there are some bills where the address has been changed to such an extent that they cannot guarantee that they have actually been delivered correctly.

They are apologising for any inconvenience this may cause.

Watch: Police carry out warrants in targeted operation

South Yorkshire Police say they arrested 23 people as part of Operation Duxford yesterday.

The operation included warrants in the Manor, Parson Cross, Shiregreen, Stocksbridge and Westfield areas of the city.

One man was arrested on suspicion of illegal money lending.

Trains cancelled after trespass

Looks like a couple of trains have been cancelled after a trespass incident between Bradford and Ilkley today:

View more on twitter
View more on twitter

Watch: Latest on body found in lake at Roundhay Park, Leeds

BBC Radio Leeds

Police have confirmed a woman's body has been discovered in Waterloo Lake at Roundhay Park in Leeds at about 09:20 this morning.

A police cordon is in place and inquiries are continuing.

View more on twitter

Update on nuclear bomber's journey to Yorkshire

It's day two of an incredible journey.  A French Mirage bomber left Paris yesterday and is now on it's way to Le Havre to catch the ferry to England. I can't imagine how the ship will cope with the 23m-long (77ft) plane which weighs 31-tonnes. 

It has been donated to the Yorkshire Air Museum by the French government. It's the only Mirage IV to be given to an independent museum and the only one outside France.  

Getting the Mirage IV ready for it's journey
Yorkshire Air Museum

The bomber is due to arrive at the museum on 30 March. 

All ready to go
Yorkshire Air Museum