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  1. Woman, 23, denies kidnapping of toddler in Leeds
  2. Flying Scotsman marks Carlisle-to-Settle line reopening
  3. Sheffield shops to open early for autism awareness
  4. Independent pubs in York could be forced to close because of a huge increase in business rates
  5. An estate in Doncaster has been described as being like 'Lord of the Flies' because of crime issues
  6. A cyclist from Harrogate has been killed during a race in Australia
  7. Updates on Friday 31 March 2017

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England victory in opening ODI at Headingley

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England's preparations for the ICC Champions Trophy got off to the perfect start after an 72 run victory over South Africa at Headingley.

Prior to the match both sides and fans at the Yorkshire ground observed a minute's silence in memory of the victims of Monday's Manchester attacks.

Minute's silence at Headingley for the Manchester attacks.

England captain, Eoin Morgan top-scored for the hosts with 107 and thought his side performed well:

The second of the three match series takes place in Southampton on Saturday, before the series concludes at Lords on Bank Holiday Monday.

BreakingLeeds mum Wendy Fawell confirmed as Manchester attack victim

A 50-year-old mother from West Yorkshire has been confirmed as one of the victims killed in the Manchester terror attack on Monday.

Wendy Fawell

Wendy Fawell, from Otley, was was last seen in the foyer of Manchester Arena shortly before the blast.

Her family issued an appeal on social media after she was reported missing asking for sightings of her.

Last night, her friend Debbie Mcdowel, payed tribute to her ‘best friend’ on Facebook.

She wrote: ‘I am heartbroken beyond belief. I have lost my best friend and confident."

Listen: Minute's silence - 'All welcome' at York church

A minute's silence will be held across the UK at 11:00 BST this morning to remember the 22 people who died in the Manchester terror attack, the dozens injured and all those who were affected.

A polish couple who lived in York are now known to have been among those who died in the blast.

Marcin and Angelika Klis were at the arena to pick up their two daughters following the concert.

St Barnabas Church, Jubilee Terrace, Leeman, Road, near where the Klis family lived, will be open from 10:30 BST this morning so people can pay their own tributes.

Jackie Stokes is the verger:

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Kell Brook's uncle previews big Bramall Lane fight

Paul Walker

BBC Radio Sheffield

It's a massive weekend for Sheffield boxer Kell Brook.

He'll be defending his World Welterweight title at Bramall Lane against the American Errol Spence Junior.

It's been an ambition of the life-long Blade to fight at the home of Sheffield United, after he was introduced to the stadium by his Uncle Johnny who is very close to his nephew:

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

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M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J48 for A1 and J47 for A642.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J48 A1(M) Hook Moor and J47, A642 (Garforth), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

North Yorkshire designers hopes for architecture awards

Buildings across North Yorkshire are being recognised in the finals of the The Royal Institute of British Architect (RIBA) awards scheme.

Four buildings in York, from a historic theatre to a redeveloped public toilet site, have been shortlisted.

York theatre royal

York's redeveloped Theatre Royal (pictured above) is joined by other North Yorkshire entrants, including Rievaulx Abbey's new visitor centre and museum near Helmsley and a new private home (pictured below) called Cunelands House near Malton.


Chairman of the Yorkshire judging panel, Vijay Taheem, said: "Our region received many excellent entries, and all very worthy of consideration in many aspects."

Listen: Yorkshire CSE victims encouraged to share experiences

The professor who led the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in Rotherham is holding a meeting today to raise awareness of the Truth project.

The project gives victims and survivors of child sexual abuse the chance to share their experiences and offer suggestions on how to keep safe.

So far over 700 people have come forward across England and Wales and a report is due to be published in October.

Today's event with Professor Alexis Jay (pictured) is taking place in York. She says she understands it's not a subject people can easily talk about:

Listen: 'Amazing people, lovely neighbours': Tribute to York victims of Manchester bomb

A polish couple who lived in York are now known to have been among the 22 who died in the blast.

Martin and Angelika Klis were at the arena to pick up their two daughters following the concert.

Jola Wrjton knew the couple very well.

She told BBC Radio York how she felt when she heard the news.

A minute's silence will be held across the UK at 11:00 BST to remember those who died in the attack, the dozens injured and all those affected.

Yorkshire's Thursday weather - sunny and warm!

Another dry, sunny and very warm day.

It may feel cooler on the coast in the afternoon with a breeze developing.


The evening will be warm and sunny but it will be dry and rather muggy overnight.

Good morning: Join us for today's live coverage across Yorkshire

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Hello and welcome to BBC Local Live in Yorkshire on Thursday 25 May 2017.

We'll be with you throughout the day with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates.

I know we started yesterday's page with an unusual cloud, but I spotted this picture of a Lenticular cloud over Menston and Guiseley, sent in by BBC Weather Watcher Wharfesteve, and couldn't resist sharing it.

Lenticular cloud

Lenticular clouds have been regularly confused for UFOs throughout history, due to the their oval shape and because they form at such high altitudes.

You can see why!

If you snap anything interesting, which you'd like to show off to the rest of Yorkshire, you can send it in by simply clicking here.

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 an oil spillage.

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

Listen: Manchester attack victim 'would help anybody'

Tributes have been paid to a woman from Sheffield who was killed in the terror attack in Manchester on Monday night.

Kelly Brewster, 32, was at the concert with her sister and niece.

The family say Claire and Holly Booth are both being treated in hospital for shrapnel injuries.

Kelly's neighbour, Irene Mociohagga, described her as a good and kind woman:

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J42 for M62 and J41 for A650.

M1 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J42, M62 (Lofthouse) and J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

York city centre road closed for restoration work

As part of a £1.5m restoration scheme to preserve and protect York's medieval city walls, road closures will be in place on Micklegate next month to allow the work to be carried out safely.


City of York council say Micklegate Bar’s roof and guttering will be stripped back and replaced.

The first phase of the work will start on 12 June and is expected to last for three weeks.

The next phase will be the main works and these will be carried out between 24 July and 29 September, with the road only open to inbound traffic.

The final phase is expected to be between 2 October and 22 October with a full road closure in place.

Severe disruption: M62 North Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 North Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J34 for A19 Selby and J33 for A162.

M62 North Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J34, A19 (Selby) and J33, A162 (Ferrybridge Services), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Manchester attack vigil to be held in Rotherham

A vigil's due to be held in Rotherham later to remember those affected by Monday's terror attack in Manchester.

The event starts at 18:30 by the Heart of Steel, with organisers saying they stand together, and to not "match hate with hate".

Meanwhile, this was the scene as people from Sheffield came together at another vigil yesterday:

A one-minute silence was held and people were invited to lay flowers in Sheffield's Peace Gardens in tribute to the 22 people killed and 59 injured at the Manchester Arena.

GB and England hockey captain Middleton steps down

Doncaster's Barry Middleton has stepped down as the Great Britain and England hockey captain.

Barry Middleton
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The four-time Olympian had worn the armband for almost a decade.

He also won a bronze medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Watch: Book of condolence opened in Sheffield for Manchester attack victims

Rob Rose

BBC Radio Sheffield

A book of condolence has been opened by Sheffield Council at the Town Hall for people to write messages to those affected by the terror attack in Manchester.

The book will be closed on Friday and sent to Manchester:

Sex attack in centre of Leeds

A woman was sexually assaulted as she walked near the Dark Arches in Leeds at the weekend.

Dark Arches

The attack happened at about 00:05 on Saturday as a 31-year-old woman was walking close to the Shabab Express restaurant

She was approached by a man who sexually assaulted her but she managed to get away and sought help from staff at a nearby hotel.

The woman suffered bruising to her legs and shoulders.

The offender was wearing a dark jacket with a light blue triangle design on the side and was about 6ft tall.

Any detail, no matter how insignificant it may seem to you, could prove vital to this investigation."

Det Con Jason RidgwayBritish Tramsport Police

Extra security at Headingley for England v South Africa

England take on South Africa at Headingley shortly in their opening one-day international amid heightened security.

Mounted police

There's due to be a minute's silence before play and players will wear black armbands.

South Africa have won the toss at Headingley and will be fielding first.

Severe accident: M606 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M606 West Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at M62 J26.

M606 West Yorkshire - M606 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic southbound at M62 J26, Chain Bar, because of an accident involving two cars.

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

York Minster police given power of arrest

A cathedral police force has been given back the power of arrest for the first time in nearly 80 years.

York Minster Police has been given the same powers as regular police officers within the Minster's precinct.

Minster Police
York Minster/Anthony Chappel-Ross

Eight constables and the cathedral's head of security were sworn in at a special ceremony on Tuesday.

The force, established in the 13th Century, lost its powers in the 1930s when officers ceased to be attested.

York Minster is one of only a handful of cathedrals to maintain its own police force.

Those that do have a police force include Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, St Peter's Basilica in Rome and Washington's National Cathedral in Washington DC.

Police presence at Headingley increased

This afternoon a one day International cricket match between England and South Africa is taking place at Headingley.

The game is due to start at 14:00 amid extra security after the Manchester attack on Monday night.

So far though, the extra police presence isn't too noticeable:

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Listen: 'United with Manchester City' - Tadcaster woman to raise £10,000 for terror victims

Adam Tomlinson

BBC Radio York

A woman from Tadcaster is planning to raise £10,000 to help families affected by the Manchester bombing.

Gillian Hainsworth is a music teacher at Tadcaster Grammar School.

Over the last couple of years she's raised thousands of pounds for flood victims in the town and now she's turning her attention to the Manchester Terrorist Attack.

Gillan knows children who were at the concert at Manchester Arena.

She told me nothing will bring back loved ones, but raising the funds seems "a logical thing to do":

Four men held after 10-mile police pursuit around Scarborough

Police in Scarborough have arrested an 18-year-old man from Hull on suspicion of driving while on drugs, driving dangerously and failing to stop.

It comes after a 10-mile police chase from Foreshore Road in the town to Ravenscar in the early hours of this morning, which ended with a car crashing in to a building.

Three other men - also from the Hull area - were arrested on suspicion of the theft of a motor vehicle.

All four remain in custody while inquiries continue.

Police want this man after cash stolen

Police have released an efit image of a man they want to speak to after a bag full of money was stolen from the back of a car in Baildon near Bradford.

West Yorkshire Police

The theft happened on 10 April at about 11:00 when a man a cash bag containing a significant amount snatched from him in Ashfield Drive.

We believe he was followed from Cleckheaton after withdrawing the money from a bank in the centre of town."

Det Con Simon TurtonWest Yorkshire Police

Carlos Carvalhal: Sheffield Wednesday boss extends contract

BBC Sport

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal has signed a contract extension with the beaten Championship play-off semi-finalists.

Carvalhal has guided the Owls to successive top six finishes in his two seasons with the club.

Carlos Carvalhal
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They were beaten by Hull City in last year's final before losing on penalties to Huddersfield this year.

The Owls have not disclosed the length of the contracts the Portuguese and his coaching staff have signed.

There had been speculation Carlos Carvalhal would leave the club after the defeat by the Terriers last Wednesday.

Major Sheffield road to be closed for resurfacing

If you're travelling through the north of the city in the next few weeks, this is worth bearing in mind.

The road around the Northern General Hospital will be either closed, or there will be limited access, but access to the hospital will be available at all times.

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