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Summary

  1. Fire crews deal with tyre blaze as thick black smoke pours from site
  2. Unsolved cases 'reviewed' for links to Yorkshire Ripper
  3. New laws to tackle paedophiles who groom children online
  4. Three taken to hospital after serious crash outside a York army barracks
  5. Sheffield shops open early for autism shopping event
  6. Former mayor of Doncaster rules himself out of next month's election
  7. Nature reserve on former open cast mine officially opens
  8. Bodies at medieval North Yorkshire village mutilated to 'stop dead rising'
  9. Live updates on Monday 3 April 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton and Claire Renwick

All times stated are UK

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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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Severe accident: A629 West Yorkshire westbound

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A629 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between A650 Hard Ings Road and A6034 Keighley Road.

A629 West Yorkshire - A629 in Keighley closed and queuing traffic westbound between the A650 Hard Ings Road junction and the A6034 Keighley Road junction, because of a serious accident.

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

Watch: 'Love and harmony' - York vigil for Manchester terror victims

Here's the scene at last night's vigil in York, held to remember the victims of the terror attack at the Manchester Arena in which 22 people died and 64 were injures, 20 critically.

Those who gathered in York called the event "divisive and terrible."

South Yorkshire Police: 'This is what we train for'

South Yorkshire Police say with the UK's terror threat being raised to critical, there will be an increased armed policing and security presence across the country.

They say that there isn't a specific threat to South Yorkshire, but they want to offer reassurance for people going about their day-to-day business.

Armed police
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There were armed police patrolling Sheffield train station yesterday, with Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts saying there will be an increased police presence over the Bank Holiday weekend.

South Yorkshire Police say this is what they train for as a policing service, and this is what they're here for as an emergency service.

Armed police
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Sheffield hosts concerts with James Arthur and Take That and the Kell Brook fight this weekend.

We’re working closely with all of the event planners."

Mark RobertsSouth Yorkshire Police

Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

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A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J42 for A63.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J42, A63 (Selby fork). Traffic is coping well.

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

Hundreds turn out at Sheffield vigil

Oli Constable

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Around 200 people turned out to stand "shoulder to shoulder" with those affected by the bombing at the concert in Manchester on Monday night.

People laid flowers, said prayers, and had a minute's silence in memory of those killed and injured.

People stand at the Sheffield vigil
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Among them, were three girls who had been at the concert that night.

They wore their Ariana Grande T-shirts and laid flowers in Sheffield's Peace Gardens.

BreakingYork couple confirmed victims of Manchester terror attack

It's been confirmed that a Polish couple from York died in the Manchester Arena terror attack on Monday.

Angelika and Marcin Klis took this selfie together in the city centre, shortly before going to the concert to pick their daughters up.

Polish couple
Alex Klis

The picture was shared on Facebook by their daughter, Alex, 20, a student at York College, who appealed for information on their whereabouts.

Alex wrote: "Anyone who is in any safe place or hospital in Manchester, if anyone comes across my parents please please let me know as they’ve been missing ever since the attack."

The Polish Foreign Minister, Witold Waszczykowski, says: "The parents came after the concert to collect their daughters and unfortunately we have information that they are dead."

Marcin worked at York Cars Taxi Service, a cab company in York.

Headingley cricket: Minute's silence over attack deaths

There'll be a minute's silence at the Headingley stadium in Leeds before England's one day international against South Africa today.

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The players will also wear black arm bands during the game as a mark of respect following the Manchester attack.

The Assistant Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, Angela Williams, says there will be a "significant policing presence" at the ground.

Kelly Brewster and partner 'had many things planned'

Kelly Brewster, 32, has been been named as one of the victims of the Manchester terror attack.

She was at the Arianda Grande concert on Monday with her sister Claire, and 11-year-old niece when the bomb detonated.

Kelly Brewster
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Kelly, who lived in Sheffield, worked at solicitors Irwin Mitchell.

Her partner, Ian Winslow, wrote on Facebook saying how she was the happiest she has ever been, and they had so many things planned together.

BreakingKelly Brewster named as Manchester attack victim

Sheffield woman Kelly Brewster has been named as one of the victims of the Manchester terror attack on Monday night.

Kelly Brewster family photo
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Her partner, Ian Winslow, paid tribute to Kelly in a Facebook post, saying she was "the happiest she has ever been".

We had so many things planned together. My daughter Phoebe will be absolutely devastated like we all are."

Ian Winslow

CCTV of Leeds sex attack suspect

Police have released a CCTV picture of a man they want to talk to about a serious sex attack on a woman in Leeds.

The 18-year-old victim had been in Mission nightclub when the man approached her and a friend.

She became separated from her friend and the suspect suggested they leave the club. 

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West Yorkshire Police

They crossed Crown Point Road towards the River Aire and the suspect suggested they walk down the steps behind The Chandlers and along the river. 

He then grabbed the victim and subjected her to a serious sexual assault. 

The victim managed to get away and walked back onto Crown Point Road where she flagged down a man riding a bike and police were contacted.

Detective Constable Emma Kelly, of Leeds District CID, said: "We would like to hear from anyone who recognises the man in the image or who witnessed any part of the incident.

Listen: Military at key sites, 'but only so much we can do'

Hundreds of soldiers will now support the police at key sites across the UK as Britain's official's terror threat level is raised to its highest level of "critical"

The Assistant Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, Angela Williams, says there will be a "significant policing presence" at England's cricket match at Headingley today as well as at Leeds Bradford Airport.

But Doctor Afshin Shahi, from Bradford University's Peace Studies Department, says the security services can only do so much:

Yorkshire's Wednesday weather

Although some cloud will bubble up through the day, there will still be plenty of strong sunshine.

It will become very warm, although along the coast cool sea-breezes will eventually develop.

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It will be a fine end to the day with long spells of evening sunshine.

It'll remain dry with clear spells overnight and remain very mild and muggy.

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Yorkshire's headlines as terror threat 'critical'

The latest headlines across Yorkshire this morning include:

  • Six people from Yorkshire are still missing this morning following the Manchester terror attack, terror threat level is raised to 'critical'
  • The Assistant Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, Angela Williams, says there will be a 'significant policing presence' at England's cricket match at Headingley today and Leeds Bradford Airport
  • Police release CCTV of a man after serious sex attack on a woman in Leeds
  • Friends and family of a young woman from Barnsley have launched a fundraising appeal after she was seriously injured in an accident in Thailand
  • A rail union has called off a planned strike on some train services in North Yorkshire later this month because of the bombing in Manchester

Check your rail journey this morning

Several rail routes from Yorkshire to Lancashire will be affected today as emergency services continue to deal with Monday's events at Manchester Arena.

Manchester Victoria station will remain closed and no trains will operate to or from the station, due to its proximity to the arena.

If you were due to head across the Pennines it's worth checking before you travel.

Click on the links below to keep up-to-date with the live departure boards for:

Meanwhile the 06:52 and 07:23 to Leeds from Bradford Interchange are posted as cancelled.

Listen: Groups want to 'stir up' bad feelings

A professor of peace studies at the University of Bradford has spoken about Monday night's attacks at Manchester Arena.

Paul Rogers, who's been studying the field for decades, discussed whether an attacks in the name of Islam strengthen or weaken the faith of ordinary Muslims:

Manchester attack: Sheffield vigil's 'loud, clear message'

A vigil for the victims of last night's Manchester attack will be held in Sheffield city centre later.

The event is due to take place at 18:00 in the Peace Gardens.

The Lord Mayor and the leader of Sheffield City Council, Julie Dore, are both scheduled to speak.

Nasa Raoof, one of the vigil's organisers, says the event is aimed at sending a "loud, clear message" to those behind the attack:

People are invited to lay flowers as a show of solidarity at the site throughout the evening.

Severe disruption: M180 Lincolnshire westbound

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M180 Lincolnshire westbound severe disruption, between J2 for A161 Gainsborough and J1 for A18.

M180 Lincolnshire - One lane closed on M180 westbound between J2, A161 (Gainsborough) and J1, A18 (Thorne), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J29 for M1 and J30 for A642.

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M62 eastbound between J29, M1 (Lofthouse) and J30, A642 (Rothwell), because of an accident involving lorry and a car.

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

Sheffield Arena sends sympathies to Manchester attack victims

Staff at Sheffield Arena have passed on their sympathies to all those affected by the suicide bomb attack at Manchester Arena last night which killed 22 people and injured 59:

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A statement on Sheffield Arena's website adds that staff want to reassure the public that safety and security of customers has always been and continues to be the venue's "highest priority".

They add that this may have an impact on queue times and/or the prohibition of items permitted on the premises in future.

They also recommend customers check the Sheffield Arena website before they arrive for events for further details.

Watch: People can expect to see 'more armed officers' in Sheffield

The Assistant Chief Constable of South Yorkshire has given his reaction to the suicide attack in Manchester last night.

Mark Roberts spoke of what the public can expect to see and wanted to stress there's no intelligence suggesting a threat to South Yorkshire.

Mr Roberts says he wants to pass on the force's sympathies to those affected:

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J25 for A644 and J26 for M606.

M62 West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M62 eastbound between J25, A644 (Brighouse) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of an accident.

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

Security in Sheffield reviewed ahead of big weekend for city

Security arrangements ahead of large events taking place in Sheffield over the Bank Holiday weekend have been discussed by South Yorkshire Police.

The Sheffield Food Festival and the Kell Brook fight both take place in the city centre over the Bank Holiday.

The South Yorkshire force says there'll be an increased police presence of both armed and unarmed officers in crowded places.

It adds that this action is not based on a specific threat but to offer reassurance.

Boxer Kell Brook has had this to say about the weekend's security for his fight at Bramall Lane and about what happened last night in Manchester:

South Yorkshire faith leaders react to Manchester attack

Rotherham's Faith Leaders Council has released a statement following last night's terror attack in Manchester.

Police officer with gun and flowers on pavement
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They say they are "deeply distressed and saddened" by the events that took place at Manchester Arena.

The statement continues by stating that such crimes have no accord with people of faith and that the council utterly condemns and rejects them and their motives.

The inhumanity of this attack will only strengthen our resolve to defeat hate and evil."

Rotherham Faith Leaders Council

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

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

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

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

Respects paid to Manchester blast victims at Sheffield's town hall

Sheffield City Council has opened a book of condolence at the town hall for people to pay their respects to the victims of the Manchester attacks:

Book of condolence in Sheffield
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The flag on top of the building is also flying at half mast today:

Sheffield's Town Hall flag flying at half mast
BBC

Sheffield stands completely united with our friends in Manchester after what is a truly horrifying and shocking attack"

Julie DoreLeader of Sheffield City Council

Leeds Arena events to go ahead

Leeds Arena has confirmed that events will go ahead after the attack on Manchester Arena last night.

Leeds Arena
David Dixon

The venue says that they are preparing for a possible heightened threat against venues and have been in contact with West Yorkshire Police since last night's attack.

All safety and security procedures are being reviewed, but they say the planned show for this weekend, Adam Ant, will go ahead.

If that changes ticket holders will be contacted by email or social media.

There's no change to our planned schedule."

Tony WatsonLeeds Arena

Leeds Imam: 'We must not let them win'

Imam Qari Asim MBE, Imam of Leeds Makkah Mosque and independent member of the government's Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group, said the victims "are very much in our thoughts and prayers".

Forensic officers
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"This was an attack on all of us," he added.

"The senseless murder of innocents is utterly deplorable."

We must not let them win by creating the divisions they so desperately seek to sow."

Qari Asim MBEImam

Harrogate Grammar School statement about blast injured pupils

Harrogate Grammar School has confirmed two of its pupils are among those being treated in hospital after the attack on Manchester Arena last night.

The explosion killed 22 people and injured 59.

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In a statement the school said they were aware of a number of young people and members of their families at the concert in Manchester last night.

The headteacher Mr Richard Sheriff said that at least two students were injured "thankfully not seriously, but are awaiting treatment in hospitals in the Manchester area".

All of those who were in attendance last night will have been profoundly affected and will need our support over the coming days and months."

Richard SheriffHarrogate Grammar School

Harrogate Grammar School pupils among Manchester blast injured

Harrogate Grammar School has confirmed two of its pupils are among those being treated in hospital after the attack on Manchester Arena last night.

The explosion killed 22 people and injured 59.