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Summary

  1. Former NHS governor jailed for sex abuse
  2. York care home failed suicidal woman
  3. Three arrests after fatal flat stabbing in Sheffield
  4. Man dies after being hit by car in Bradford
  5. 'Gunman' arrested over threats in Huddersfield
  6. West Yorkshire once again tops list for animal cruelty complaints
  7. Kerbside sex pest hunted in York
  8. The Duke of York and the Princess Royal visit Yorkshire
  9. Updates on Wednesday 29 March 2017

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By Oli Woodcock, Elly Fiorentini and Adam Pinder-Smith

All times stated are UK

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Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: South Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

South Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between High Street and A61 Sheaf Street.

South Yorkshire - Commercial Street in Sheffield closed and very slow traffic eastbound between the High Street junction and Park Square Roundabout, because of a police incident.

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

Five things we learned 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 here throughout the night, but before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

1. Detectives investigating the murder of Jordan Hill in Sheffield have announced that they've made two additional arrests over his death 

2. West Yorkshire has once again topped the list of the most animal cruelty complaints investigated in the north 

3. Unemployed construction workers were picketing demanding more jobs for local people at Ferrybridge power plant, in Knottingley

4. A man in his forties has died after being hit by a car in Bradford 

5. Sithee, Old Flo : Henry Moore sculpture to leave West Yorkshire

Old Flo
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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

Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J51 for A1.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J51, A1 (Leeming Bar). Traffic is coping well.

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

Man 'extremely shocked' after Crewe assault

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

A man's been hit in the face several times in an attack in Crewe. 

Earle Street, Crewe
Google

Cheshire Police say the 21-year-old victim, from Sheffield, was walking over Earle Street on Tuesday morning when an unknown man came up behind him. 

After he grabbed and assaulted him, officers say the attacker fled towards Grand Junction Retail Park, leaving the victim without serious injuries but "extremely shocked".

How do you prepare for a nuclear bomber's journey to Yorkshire?

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

We've been telling you about this incredible historic journey all week. 

If you love aircraft you'll love these behind the scenes images of a French Mirage IV which left Paris last Monday. 

It's due to arrive at the Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington near York tomorrow afternoon.

The journey of a French nuclear bomber to North Yorkshire
Yorkshire Air Museum

Yorkshire weather this evening

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A mostly cloudy night is in prospect with further outbreaks of rain, more persistent for a time this evening before becoming lighter again and mainly confined to the Pennines. Breezy and mild overnight. Temperature lows of about 12C (54F).

Weather still
BBC

Rather cloudy on Thursday, with the risk of a little patchy rain possible- but with good drier and at times brighter weather developing, especially in more eastern and southern areas later. Very mild with temperature high's of about 17C (63F).  

York's light festival cut back to once every two years

There'll be no Illuminating York Festival this year as Make It York announces plans for it to be part of a new International Media Arts Festival called York Mediale which is being planned for October 2018. 

Last year's stunning light show inside York Minster
BBC

Steve Brown who's in charge of Make It York says York Mediale will take place every two years.

It will aim to be a celebration and showcase York's UNESCO City of Media Arts accreditation - illuminating York will be one of the key highlights. 

Kerbside sex pest hunted by police

A driver who demanded sex from a pedestrian is being hunted by police in North Yorkshire.

The driver of the dark blue Vauxhall Astra pulled up alongside the woman before asking where she was going, demanding she get in the car and saying that he wanted to have sex with her.

After the incident, on Tennent Road in Acomb on Tuesday morning, the woman ran away.

However the driver followed her and approached her again - only leaving when a member of the public intervened.

The suspect is described as in his 30s with stocky shoulders, of medium build with olive skin and facial stubble. 

He is described as having a Yorkshire accent and was wearing a black t-shirt with writing on it and a dark coloured cap in army colours. 

Have you seen Charna? Leeds teenager missing from home

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Police are appealing for anyone who sees a missing Leeds teenager to get in contact.

Charna Plant
WYP

Fifteen-year-old Charna Plant was last seen at 12:20 on Monday 27 March at her home on Lea Farm Walk, Kirkstall. 

She is described as 5ft tall, of a medium build with very long red hair. When last seen was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and grey trainers.

Nuisance bikers targeted in Doncaster

Kevin Larkin

Doncaster Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

There has been a crackdown on illegal motorbikes and quad bikes in Doncaster.

People in the town have made numerous complaints about dangerous riding and the damage caused by riders.

Now the Safer Stronger Doncaster Partnership has bought dedicated off road motorcycles to be used by police.

Safer Stronger Doncaster Partnership
South Yorkshire Police / Doncaster Council

PCSO robbed of bike at knifepoint

A knifeman has robbed a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) of his bike at knifepoint today.

Around 15:00 the officer was on Crombie Avenue in York when the man stole the cycle.

The robber, who made off towards Wigginton Road, was wearing dark clothing and police are currently carrying out searches of the area.

The incident happened on Crombie Avenue in York and the suspect was last seen on Wigginton Road.

He was wearing dark clothing and officers are carrying out searches of the area to locate him.

Who killed Beyake? £10,000 reward for information

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A reward of £10,000 is being offered in a new bid to find out who murdered a man in Bradford last summer.

Beyake Keita-Ann
WYP

Crimestoppers is putting up the money as part of the hunt for those responsible for the death of 21-year-old Beyake Keita-Ann.

He died three weeks after he was injured in Attock Park in Bradford on the evening of 23 August.

Police said he had gone to the park in the Laisterdyke area to play football, but an argument started and players were attacked.


          Dad Lahami Keita and sister Danlo Keita Ann appealed for witnesses
West Yorkshire Police

Speaking last year, Det Ch Insp Ian Scott, who is leading the murder investigation, said: "Beyake was sat to the side of the pitch, not involved in this disorder in any shape or form."

"He was brutally attacked, being struck around the head causing fatal injuries." 

Crimestoppers says the money will be on offer for the next three months.

Sithee, Old Flo: Henry Moore piece to leave West Yorkshire

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A Henry Moore sculpture which has been seen by hundreds of thousands of Yorkshire art lovers is to go home - after 20 years.

Draped Seated Woman
Getty Images

The sculpture 'Draped Seated Woman', which was known locally as 'Old Flo' in Stepney where it stood for 30 years, has enjoyed pride of place at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in West Yorkshire, for the last two decades, but it will now be returning to London.

Draped Seated Woman
HENRY MOORE FOUNDATION

Draped Seated Woman was moved from a council estate in east London on loan to Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 1997. 

In 2012 Tower Hamlets Council decided against selling the piece after strong criticism.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park said it was "working closely with Tower Hamlets, following [current] Mayor John Biggs' manifesto pledge to return the sculpture to London".

Sithee, Old Flo!

Draped Seated Woman
Getty Images

Listen: North Yorkshire's gold winning Paralympian picks up MBE

Kay Crewdson

BBC Radio York

This is an inspirational story.  

Laurence Whiteley  from Northallerton and his partner Lauren Rowles won Gold at the Rio Paralympics in the Mixed trunk and arms double skulls. 

Laurence has had cancer in the past. The last six months have been incredible. 

He's been to London to pick up his MBE. Here he is telling BBC Radio York  how it went.

BreakingAdditional arrest in Sheffield murder

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

Detectives investigating the murder of Jordan Hill have announced that they've made two additional arrests over his death. 

A 31-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman have both been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody. 

The 29-year-old man arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of murder also remains in police custody.

Jordan Hill
South Yorkshire Police

Emergency services were called to a flat on Southey Avenue, Sheffield at about 21:45 last Thursday following reports that a man was injured. 

He was immediately taken to hospital, but died as a result of his injuries which a post-mortem examination concluded were stab wounds.  

Severe accident: M606 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M606 West Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at J3 for A6036 Rooley Avenue.

M606 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M606 southbound at J3, A6036 (Staygate Roundabout), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Mosque remembers terror attack

Mark Ansell

BBC Look North reporter

I've been at the Madina Mosque in Sheffield where Muslims gathered outside to remember victims of London terror attack which took place this time last week.

Medina Mosque in Sheffield remembering last week's attacks
BBC

Listen: Care home failed suicidal woman

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

The owners of a York care home where an elderly resident died after jumping from an upstairs window have been found guilty of failing to asses the risks she faced . Dora Strickland took her own life at Red Lodge in 2011. 

The trial at York Crown Court heard that she told staff she was depressed and wanted to kill herself only weeks before. Her son in law is David Parker. 

The home is owned by the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT), which was found not guilty of failing to protect the safety of residents.

Campbell Robb, chief executive of (JRHT), said they were saddened by Mrs Strickland's death.

He added: “Since 2011, we have implemented a robust risk assessment relating to windows in our care homes and will learn any lessons from this case to ensure we continue to put residents and their safety and wellbeing at the heart of what we do."

Sentencing will take place tomorrow.

BreakingFormer chief constable: Position was 'untenable'

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

The High Court's been told a statement by the former chief constable of South Yorkshire Police in the aftermath of the Hillsborough inquest verdict made his position "untenable". 

David Crompton is taking court action against the decision by the Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Billings that he was "required to resign". 

Today, defending the decision, Mr Billings' lawyers said Mr Crompton's statement made it inevitable that he would have to go, due to the harm caused to the force. 

The case continues.

M1 delays in West Yorkshire

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

The Highways Agency have just tweeted about delays on the southbound side of the M1 near Wakefield in West Yorkshire due to a lane being closed following a collision.

They're on the scene dealing with it but queues continue in that stretch on that carriageway.


          1 Lane closeed on the #M1 southbound btwn J40 - J41 due to a collision. Delays are building on the approach.

1 Lane closeed on the #M1 southbound btwn J40 - J41 due to a collision. Delays are building on the approach.

The northbound side is unaffected.

BreakingMan dies after being hit by car in Bradford

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A man in his forties has died after being hit by a car in Bradford. 

He was involved in collision near Spencer Road, Lidget Green at roughly 20:30 last night. 

Police say a 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. 

Minute's silence in Sheffield

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

I'm currently in Sheffield's Peace Gardens where a minute's silence has just taken place exactly a week on from the terror attacks in Westminster.

Gearing up for today's Sheffield ceremony of remembrance at1445 for those lives lost in the London terrorist attack… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

Severe disruption: M606 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M606 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J3 for A6036 Rooley Avenue and M62 J26.

M606 West Yorkshire - One lane blocked on M606 southbound between J3, A6036 (Staygate Roundabout) and M62 J26, Chain Bar, because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

Sherlocks offer support

Christian Carlisle

BBC Radio Sheffield Introducing presenter

Great news for Sheffield band The Sherlocks.

They've announced they're supporting The Kings of Leon this summer in both Manchester and Sheffield.

The band, who had exposure on BBC Radio Sheffield's Introducing programme, took to social media to share the good news with their fans.

WE'RE VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE MAIN SUPPORT FOR THE GREAT @KingsOfLeon THIS SUMMER! 💜 TICKETS:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

Jonathan Hogg: Huddersfield Town midfielder cleared to return to training

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Huddersfield Town midfielder Jonathan Hogg may feature again this season after specialists ruled he had  not fractured his neck.

Jonathan Hogg
BBC Sport

Hogg, 28, was injured in a collision with team-mate Mark Hudson in Town's  4-0 defeat by Bristol City  on 17 March.

The initial diagnosis would have ruled the former Watford man out for the rest of the campaign.

Unemployed construction workers hold protest in Knottingley

Charlotte Leeming

Senior Journalist, BBC Look North

I've been in Knottingley this morning where about 150 unemployed construction workers were picketing demanding more jobs for local people at Ferrybridge power plant.

Members of the Unite and GMB unions have gathered at the gates of the new Ferrybridge Multifuel 2 (FM2) waste-to-energy plant.

You can see my full report on BBC Look North at 18:30 on BBC One.

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Mange-hit Buster saved from dog's life

Claire Renwick

BBC Radio Sheffield

Meet Buster the Bulldog from Barnsley...

Buster the dog from Barnsley
RSPCA

In November 2015 he was found suffering not one, but two painful conditions. 

Then just 10-months old Buster had a severe skin condition which causes inflammation and a condition where the eyelids turn inwards.

It was heartbreaking to find Buster in this terrible condition and that his owners were aware of his demodectic mange and stopped providing treatment for it."

Jo TaylorRSPCA inspector

In April last year, a woman and a man admitted two offences each of causing unnecessary suffering to the dog and in May last year they were both disqualified from keeping all animals for five years and given a 12 month community order to include an eight week curfew. 

They were both ordered to pay £375 costs.

His case was one of 4,806 complaints dealt with in South Yorkshire by the RSPCA last year .

Buster was happily re-homed.

Update on nuclear bomber's historic journey to Yorkshire from France

Yesterday I told you about a Mirage IV  plane that has been donated by the French government to the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington just outside York.

It is the only one to be given to an independent museum and the only one to be placed outside France.

The 77ft long (23m) plane is travelling 527 miles (848km) by road and sea.  


          The French nuclear Mirage IV is being transported by road and sea
Yorkshire Air Museum

So where can you can see it tomorrow? Here's the planned journey from Portsmouth:

0930 -  Mirage departs by road from Portsmouth.  The planned route is M275, M3 , M25, M1, A1M,  A64  and B1228.  All roads will remain open throughout the journey.

1400-1500 - Due to arrive at Elvington.  The bomber will then be off- loaded.

If you're a fan and want to watch the arrival at Elvington but the museum says people can't park on the main road because the wide load will not be able to get through.

And remember we would love to see your pictures.

Service station on A1M at Wetherby still closed this lunchtime

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

The service station on the A1M Wetherby at J45 B6164 Wetherby remains closed this lunchtime.

A lorry fire broke out at the lorry park earlier today.  Fire crews from West and North Yorkshire attended the incident.

Travel update: Delays on Leeds Road in Huddersfield

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

We're hearing reports of delays to the Arriva bus service between Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Leeds. 

Please do expect delays to your journey if you’re planning on using the service this lunchtime.  

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Thousands of cruelty complaints investigated by RSPCA in Yorkshire

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

West Yorkshire has once again topped the list of the most animal cruelty complaints investigated in the north.

Dog in kennel
RSPCA

The county also topped the table with 94 people convicted of animal cruelty offences.

The charity's annual figures show that inspectors across the Yorkshire area investigated 42,984 complaints in 2016, compared to 40,900 in 2015 - an increase of more than 5%    

According to RSPCA's research the region is second only in the number of offences to London.

Yorkshire weather this afternoon

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Thicker cloud and rain likely during the afternoon. Feeling rather warm. Winds mainly light but rather stronger this afternoon.Temperature highs of 14C (57F).

Weather still
BBC

A mainly cloudy night is expected with further spells of rain, perhaps rather heavy later in the night. Southerly or southwesterly winds continuing. Temperature lows of 12C (54F).

The Duke of York and Princess Royal in Yorkshire

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

The Duke of York and Princess Royal are in Yorkshire today.

Duke of York
BBC

Prince Andrew will be taking a tour of one of the newest schools in Leeds. He will be at the city's University Technology College to meet students and teachers.

The school is on the site of the former grade II-listed Braime Pressings factory on Hunslet Road. 

The prince will also visit the North Yorkshire town of Tadcaster where the bridge across the River Wharfe collapsed during the floods of December 2015.

The Princess Royal presented 2 Signal Regiment with recognition of their work during the 2015 floods in North Yorkshire.

Gurkhas receive honour for York flood work from Princess Royal

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

What an honour for 2 Signal Regiment.

The Princess Royal has presented them with the Firmin Sword.

It's presented every year to an armed forces team that has made the most valuable contribution to humanitarian causes.

The Gurkhas have been recognised for their work in 2015 when soldiers worked with schools and helped with the flood relief efforts in North Yorkshire. 

Ghurkas receive humanitarian award from the Princess Royal
BBC
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