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Summary

  1. Batley woman who retweeted IS leader speech gets suspended sentence
  2. Care home fined £50K after death of resident
  3. Man in court over fatal dog attack in Huddersfield
  4. Woman found dead in Leeds park lake identified
  5. Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council says it needs to come up with hundreds of extra school places to cope with increasing demand
  6. Further debate will be held in Parliament today by West Yorkshire MP Paula Sherriff about free sanitary products in all schools
  7. Updates on Thursday 30 March 2017

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By David Ward and Oli Woodcock

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Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J32 for M18 and J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J32, M18 (Thurcroft) and J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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 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. IS leader speech retweeter Mary Kaya from Batley sentenced

2. A North Yorkshire care home has been fined £50,000 following the death of one of its residents 

3. The woman found dead in the lake of a popular park in Leeds has been identified 

4.  Police investigating the death  of Aseel Al-Essaie in Upperthorpe in Sheffield last month have arrested a 35-year-old man

5. A member of the public's being praised for stopping the abduction of a toddler in Leeds

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 . Now enjoy the late evening sunshine!

Yorkshire weather this evening

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Very mild and mostly cloudy this evening and overnight with the risk of some patchy rain mainly in western areas. Minimum temperature overnight of about 10C (50F).

Weather still
BBC

Patchy rain possible in the west at first tomorrow, otherwise bright with sunny spells and a risk of one or two showers. Still very mild. Maximum temperature 16C (61F).

Uber driver fined after council prosecution

The Press

A taxi driver who was illegally working in York has been fined.

City of York Council, responding to complaints by local taxi drivers, investigated Mohammed Nawaz, 25, of Cark Road Keighley.

Uber mobile phone app
Dan Bean

Bradford campaigns to be part of proposed HS3 rail scheme

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

The Rail Minister has spoken positively about the campaign for a station in Bradford as part of the proposed HS3 rail scheme .

HS3
BBC

Bradford Council says it will be "pushing very hard" to be included in the Leeds to Manchester line.

Speaking in the Commons, the Labour MP for Bradford South Judith Cummins urged it to be made a priority.

BreakingIS leader speech retweeter Mary Kaya from Batley sentenced

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A woman found guilty of encouraging terrorism after she retweeted a speech by the so-called Islamic State leader has been given a suspended jail sentence. 

Mary Kaya
SWNS

Mary Kaya, 57, from Batley, West Yorkshire, had denied posting a link to an audio clip by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

She was found guilty after a trial of dissemination of a terrorist publication likely to encourage people to participate in terrorism.

Kaya received a two-year term.

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J40, A638 (Ossett) and J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Sheffield woman sentenced after pleading guilty to terrorist offence

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A 22-year-old woman from Sheffield has today been sentenced to 20 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to disseminating terrorist material online.

Fatimah Peer-Mohd
North East Counter Terrorism Unit

Fatimah Peer-Mohd (also known as Fatimah Peer-Mohamed) of Earl Marshall Road in Sheffield admitted to one count of disseminating terrorist publications, contrary to Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006 at Sheffield Crown Court.

Peer-Mohd was arrested in May 2015 by officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit after postings were made on social media that were pro ISIS and anti-Western.

Sheffield's rum o'clock

Rony Robinson

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Sheffield's first Rum Festival gets underway at Trafalgar Warehouse tomorrow night.

Lucy Douglas has been in to tell me about it and bought with her a sample or two.

(Not a drop was drunk though, promise)

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J23 for A640 and J22 for A672.

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on M62 westbound between J23, A640 (Huddersfield) and J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor), because of an accident involving lorry earlier on.

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

Assel Al-Essaie death: Arrest made

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Police investigating the death of Aseel Al-Essaie in Upperthorpe in Sheffield last month have arrested a 35-year-old man.

Aseel Al-Essaie
SYP

He's in police custody on suspicion of assisting offenders. 

Mr Al-Essaie was shot at about 13:35 on Saturday 18 Febraury in Daniel Hill. He later died in hospital.

Yorkshire's Stephanie Hirst to be the voice of Channel 4

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Barnsley's Stephaine Hirst has taken to social media to announce she'll be the voice of Channel 4 tomorrow night to mark International Transgender Day of Visibility .

"Hirsty" who was a voice on commerical radio in Yorkshire for many years made the transition from male to female in 2014 .

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You can hear her from 18:00 tomorrow night on Channel 4.

Power cut hits 2,400 properties

The Press

More than 2,000 properties in York and the surrounding area were left without electricity today after a major power cut.

About 2,400 properties in the YO10, YO18,YO19,YO23,YO24,YO32,YO60 areas were affected.

An electricity cable
Daniel Willers

Toddler snatched before being rescued by passer-by in Leeds

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A member of the public's being praised for stopping the abduction of a toddler in Leeds.

Tunstall Road, Leeds
Google maps

The attempted abduction, which took place at 16:30 on Wednesday on Tunstall Road, Beeston, was prevented by the "public-spirited" passer-by, who also detained the woman until the police arrived. 

As a result one woman's been arrested, and a police investigation's underway after the incident.

This was clearly a very distressing incident for the little girl and her mother."

Detective Inspector Charlotte Hails West Yorkshire Police

Removal man with a difference!

Ronan Sully

BBC Radio Sheffield

What do you do when you need to move large amounts of furniture and books to a new reading room at Sheffield Central Library?

Easy, call England's strongest man to lend a hand.

He's Paul Smith from Sheffield and I've been to meet him.

Travel news: Pedestrian on the M62

BBC News Travel

We're hearing reports that a pedestrian is on the M62 eastbound near junction 30 at Lofthouse.

Please do approach with care.

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Dog survives being 'thrown into River' in Thirsk

The RSPCA is investigating claims that a dog was thrown into a river in North Yorkshire.

Roxy
RSPCA

The charity was called on 19 March by someone who claimed to have seen the animal being deliberately hurled into Cod Beck river in Thirsk. 

Seven-year-old bitch Roxy wasn't hurt, and she was reunited with her owners. 

Yesterday it was announced that North Yorkshire had the second highest number of convictions for animal cruelty across England and Wales last year.

David Ellam death: Man in court over fatal dog attack

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A man has denied being the owner of a dog which attacked and fatally injured a neighbour.

David Ellam
West Yorkshire Police

David Ellam, 52, was attacked as he walked his Yorkshire terrier, Rolo, near his home in Sheepridge, Huddersfield, last August.

At Leeds Crown Court, Aaron Joseph, 29, denied being the owner of a dog that caused injury while dangerously out of control in a public place.

Mr Joseph was released on bail and a trial date has been set for 5 February.

Library book 36 years overdue

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A book about York has been returned to a library 36 years late!

The book entitled "Our Beautiful Homeland - York", by I P Pressly, was finally returned to Pocklington Library with the following note attached ...

Library book return note
EastRidingLMA

The identity of the borrower is unclear and librarian Jess Thewlis explains what fine could be imposed:

'Ello, 'ello, 'ello: Who have we got here, then?

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

South Yorkshire police need your help with this photo: 

A photo of former police officers
South Yorkshire Police

They want to know if you can identify anyone in it.

They don't know when the photograph was taken, but writing on the back says it includes officers from a range of forces across Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire.

If you know anyone, South Yorkshire Police have asked you to get in touch via their social media pages.

Fire service thank colleagues for help

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Fire Service have thanked their colleagues in Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue for their assistance in putting out a fire near Rishworth in West Yorkshire on Sunday night.

Thanks 2 @manchesterfire for helping us extinguish huge moorland blaze close 2 #M62 on Sun/Mon. #Wildfire preventio… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

The fire was put out by 03:00 on Monday morning.

Missing Sheffield teenager found

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Police have confirmed missing teenager Amirah McNellie,15, has now been found. 

They've also thanked everyone who retweeted the appeal.

Bus load of investment for Rotherham

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

More than £12m is to be spent on updating Rotherham's Interchange.

The site first opened in 1971 and is the main bus terminus for routes into the town.

The redevelopment was triggered following a fire there in May 2016.

Entrance to Rotherham Interchange
BBC

Watch: Thousands of sanitary products delivered in Leeds to help vulnerable girls

Tracy Gee

Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

West Yorkshire MP, Paula Sherriff, is holding a debate in the Commons today about the push to get free sanitary products available in all schools. 

BBC Radio Leeds found that some girls are skipping school during their periods - because their families can't afford them.

Well, following my exclusive story this morning thousands of sanitary products were delivered to Freedom4Girls to help vulnerable girls in Leeds.

Recycling contract change in North Yorkshire

Waste management company Yorwaste will manage and operate all North Yorkshire County Council's household waste recycling centres, it has been announced.

The agreement, which comes into force n 1 April, means Yorwaste will manage all 20 sites across North Yorkshire and it will see 84 staff who were employed by previous contractor Kier transfer to Yorwaste.

Ian Fielding, the council's Assistant Director for Waste and Countryside Services, said users should see little change.

Under the new partnership we will challenge Yorwaste to develop the network further to improve performance and customer satisfaction, divert even more waste from landfill and save money.”

Ian Fielding Assistant Director for Waste and Countryside Services

Listen: Care home fined £50,000 after death of resident

Phil Connell

Look North

A North Yorkshire care home has been fined £50,000 following the death of one of its residents. 

Dora Strickland, who was 90, took her own life by jumping from an upstairs window at the Red Lodge care home in the New Earswick area of York in 2011. 

The owner of the home, the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust, was yesterday found guilty of failing to adequately assess the risks she faced. 

I've been following the case at York Crown Court:

Listen: Nick Clegg says decisions loom over EU laws after Brexit

Charlotte Rose

BBC Radio Sheffield Political Reporter

The Brexit Secretary David Davis has been talking in the House of Commons about how the government plans to replace all EU laws once the UK leaves the European Union.

He talked of a "Great Repeal Bill" where EU rules will be brought in to British law before decisions are made on how they are dealt with, amended or scrapped.

In response, the Sheffield Hallam MP, Nick Clegg feels ministers will soon come to a fork in the road.

LISTEN: Retiring hairdresser 'heard everything' during 45 year career

Paulette Edwards

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Martin Strong is hanging up his scissors and comb after 45 years of hairdressing at Stephen's Hairdressers in the Stannington area of Sheffield.

Over that time he's seen (and heard) plenty about his clients' lives and he joined me to chat about his career.

Long lecture will really make your day (and night)

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Well today, there's 45 of them, back-to-back at the University of Sheffield.

It's a 24-hour marathon for charity and includes talks from physicists, lawyers, linguists, historians, engineers and Medics.

Catherine Annabel is the lady behind the marathon effort:

Missing West Yorkshire teenager found

A teenager missing from Leeds has been found safe, say police.

Charna Plant, 15, was reported missing after being last seen at 12:20 BST on Monday at her home in Kirkstall.  

West Yorkshire Police say they have now located her.

Yorkshire rack up runs in tour match

BBC Sport

Yorkshire are taking part in a friendly match as their United Arab Emirate (UAE) tour comes to a close.

If they can bat like this when the real stuff gets under way next week, supporters are going to have a very enjoyable season!

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Scarborough robbery CCTV released

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Three masked thieves have robbed a shop at knifepoint in North Yorkshire.

The raid happened when the gang entered the One Stop Shop on North Leas Avenue in Scarborough on Friday 24 March.

They brandished knives and escaped with cash.

Police have now released CCTV images from the raid to try and jog people's minds.

CCTV image of robbery in Scarborough
North Yorkshire Police
CCTV image of robbery in Scarborough
North Yorkshire Police
CCTV image of robbery in Scarborough
North Yorkshire Police

Three people have been arrested and bailed but police want to hear from anyone who may have seen, or knows something about, the robbery.

Listen: Rotherham's comic relief

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

The first ever Rotherham Comedy Festival began last night.

It's taking place in venues across the town and features comedian Joe Lycett doing stand-up tomorrow night.

Ged Jenkins-Omar is the organiser:

BreakingLeeds park woman's death not suspicious

The woman found dead in the lake of a popular park in Leeds has been identified.

Lake in Roundhay Park
BBC

Police were called to Waterloo Lake in Roundhay Park at about 09:20 on Tuesday after a man who was out jogging spotted the woman in the water near to the Lakeside Cafe.

The body was recovered by the fire service and the scene was cordoned off.

Police now say there are no suspicious circumstances and they have been able to identify her.