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Summary

  1. Rise in 'modern slaves' living in Yorkshire
  2. Hunt for South Yorkshire lorry driver on the run after smuggling conviction
  3. Man dies after North Yorkshire crash
  4. Plans for Leeds lap dancing club approved
  5. MP backs South Yorkshire amputee's fight for new prosthetic
  6. Canine crimestopper shows America how to get the job done
  7. Multi-million pound deal for Leeds vending machine business
  8. Easter egg hunt row in York
  9. Updates on Tuesday 4 April 2017

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By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Tuesday.....

Those are all the updates from Tuesday 4th April 2017.

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Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J34 for A631 and J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) and J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of an accident.

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

Fulham's Sone Aluko celebrates his goal against Rotherham

Sone Aluko's goal condemns Rotherham to relegation and lifts Fulham into the championship play-off places.

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Huddersfield v Burton

Huddersfield and Burton are charged with misconduct by the Football Association following Saturday's Championship game.

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Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J39 for A636 Wakefield.

M1 West Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J39, A636 (Wakefield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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 and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) and J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Our five top stories today

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

That's all from us for today, we'll be back tomorrow from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire. 

Before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

See you tomorrow.

Sheffield golfer chooses Yorkshire Pud ahead of Masters

Sheffield golfer Danny Willett has picked Yorkshire Pudding for his menu at the Champions Dinner at Augusta.

Danny willets
Getty Images/BBC

As defending champion, he gets to decide what he and his fellow green jacket winners will eat at their traditional gathering ahead of the Masters. 

He's gone for mini cottage pies - with Henderson's Relish from Sheffield, a Sunday roast with Yorkshires, apple crumble for pudding, and rounded off with Yorkshire Tea served with English cheese and biscuits. 

Severe disruption: A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J35 for M18 and J34 for A614 Bawtry Road.

A1(M) South Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) southbound between J35 M18 and J34 A614 Bawtry Road, because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

Ed Balls' dream dinner party - it's worth a listen

BBC Radio 4

In case you missed it, last week former Morley and Outwood MP, Ed Balls, hosted a bit of an odd dinner party... on the radio.

All his guests are from beyond the grave, longtime heroes brought back to life by the wonders of the radio archive. 

It's a weird concept but well worth a listen if you have half-an-hour to do nothing else with:

Championship: Brentford v Leeds United

BBC Sport

Leeds United are away tonight at 12th place Brenford, kick off is at 19:45

Defender Pontus Jansson could miss out for the play-off hopefuls, having being left out of the  1-0 defeat at Reading  with a hamstring injury.  

Leeds v Brentford
Getty Images

Match facts

  • Leeds' 1-0 win in the reverse fixture in December was their first league victory against the Bees since March 1954.
  • Brentford have not conceded more than one goal in each of their last seven league games against Leeds (four goals conceded).
  • The Bees have won six of their last seven home league games on a Tuesday, but their only failure in this time was their last match against Wolves in March, losing 2-1.
  • Leeds have used a joint-low 25 players in the Championship this season, level with Huddersfield.

Body of baby at recycling site 'not identified' six years after find

A new-born baby whose body was found by workers at a waste management plant has not been identified nearly six years after the grim discovery, an inquest has heard.

recycling site
BBC

A coroner said it may never been known what "desperate circumstances" led to "such a callous disposal" of the body of the little girl in Shipley, near Bradford, in May 2011.

Det Supt Nick Wallen told an inquest in Bradford on Tuesday a major investigation was launched.

The serious inquiry began after workers on the night shift at Associated Waste Management, in Valley Road, spotted parts of the baby's body on a conveyor belt used for sorting rubbish brought in from across West Yorkshire.

You can read more here .

Police watchdog to reconsider case against former Police and Crime Commissioner

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) is to reconsider whether there is a criminal case against South Yorkshire's former police and crime commissioner. 

Shaun Wright
Getty Images

It comes after the IPCC admitted that it misunderstood the law in relation to lying to Parliament. 

The IPCC says it should have examined a case against Shaun Wright amid allegations of lying to the Home Affairs Select Committee over the Rotherham child exploitation scandal. 

The IPCC had earlier concluded it could not amount to a criminal offence and was not under its remit.   

Police raid £500,000 cannabis farm in centre of Rotherham

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Police in Rotherham have found 500 cannabis plants worth £500,000 during a town centre raid in the early hours of this morning.

Two men were arrested at the property on Westgate which had plants growing in six rooms.

The raid was part of Operation Duxford in the town which aims to raise police visibility and protect vulnerable people.

New deputy leader of Sheffield council announced

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

For the first time ever Sheffield now has two women in charge of running the city's council.

Olivia Blake has been elected as the new deputy leader, following Leigh Bramall’s decision to stand down from the position two weeks ago. 

Olivia Blake and Julie Dore
Sheffield City Council

The Walkley councillor was previously a cabinet adviser in the Health and Social Care Portfolio, a position she has held since May 2015.  

Leigh Bramall will be a hard act to follow as deputy leader but I am excited to have the opportunity to serve our wonderful city at such an important time."

Olivia Blake Deputy Leader of Sheffield Council

Warning over fake £20 notes in Colne Valley

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Believe it or not, the below £20 note below is a fake:

Fake £20
West Yorkshire Police

A warning has been issued by West Yorkshire Police to watch out for the counterfeit money in the Colne Valley area.

I don't know about you, but it looks pretty real to me so it must be very easy to get caught out.

Here's a handy guide from the Bank of England on what to check for.

Police want witnesses to Chapeltown car accident

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Police are still looking for witnesses to a car accident that left a 16-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man seriously injured when the vehicle they were travelling in hit a wall and overturned in Chapeltown, South Yorkshire.

It happened near the entrance to Hesley Wood Scout Centre on White Lane, just before 22:00 on Friday 24 March.

White Lane, Chapletown
Google

Sheffield man jailed over armed robbery attack on shop

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

A man who threatened a Rotherham shop worker with knives has been jailed for seven years.

Jamie John Wild of Westminster Crescent, appeared at Sheffield Crown Court yesterday after pleading guilty to robbery at a hearing last month.  

Jamie John Wild
South Yorkshire Police

The 25-year-old - along with two other unknown men - walked into a mini market in Brinsworth Road in Catcliffe last February, armed with a large machete and a hunting knife.

He then threatened a female employee before stealing just under £200 from the till and running off.

Wild threatened a member of staff in the shop and thankfully she wasn't injured but nevertheless was subjected to a traumatic ordeal as Wild brandished the weapons in front of her."

Iain MartinDetective Sergeant

Park pops up outside town hall

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Last year Leeds City Council were enthusiastic about pop-up parks in the city and they seemed to be well attended so it looks like they've decided to do it again this year:

Pop up park
Leeds City council

This year one has popped up outside the town hall, and the council says it'll be there until 12 May.

Just a thought though, isn't summer supposed to go on until September time?

The hospital where parents care for premature babies

Parents are being encouraged to care for their o wn premature babies at a hospital in Leeds. 

Premature Baby
BBC

St James's University Hospital in Leeds was the first in the UK to implement a family integrated care system.

It put parents - not nurses - in charge of everything other than the most complicated medical treatments for their premature babies while they were in hospital.

Doctors say that families are getting home sooner, the long-term development of babies is improving and breastfeeding rates have increased. 

Could Go Ape be coming to Temple Newsam?

Go Ape could be opening one of their high ropes adventure courses in Temple Newsam Park after a failed attempt in Roundhay Park in Leeds.

Go Ape
@beckymenston

Leeds City Council has asked for opinions on the newly proposed site in the east of the city, in an area called Menagerie Wood.

The council say that putting the attraction there could bring more people into the local area in general.

You can have your say here .

We believe that Temple Newsam would be an ideal site, allowing us to bring fun and adventure whilst making a positive economic contribution to the area."

Ben DaviesGo Ape

SUFC power cut update: Ticket office open for longer

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Sheffield United says the ticket office will stay open until 19:00 today, after a power cut at Bramall Lane caused problems with ticket sales.

The club also says it hopes online sales can resume again shortly.

Have you seen Asif Ghafoor Butt?

Police are appealing for help to find Asif Ghafoor Butt, who was due to appear at Leeds Crown Court in October last year after being charged with sexual offences. 

Asif Ghafoor Butt
West Yorkshire Police

Officers say that extensive enquiries were made to try to find him, but so far he's not been located. 

If you do recognise him, you can call West Yorkshire Police on 101.

Power cut affecting ticket sales at Sheffield United

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

A power cut at Sheffield United is causing problems with ticket sales.

One supporter has called us to say he's been queuing at Brammall Lane for four hours.

In a statement, the club says it "apologises" to fans and that it's working "as quickly as possible" to solve the problem.

Ticket sales boost for Northern Ballet

Leeds-based Northern Ballet has taken more than £2m in ticket sales, the first time it's done so in its history. 

Northern Ballet
Northern Ballet

The company says it's had it's best ever year thanks to their productions of Jane Eyre, Casanova and Swan Lake.

They say that the sales are a 10% increase on the year before.

Listen: Minster men - moving on up?

BBC Sport

York City will move out of the National Premier relegation zone, if they can beat Bromley tonight at Bootham Crescent. 

Last month the Minstermen reached the FA Trophy final and have won three of their last four league games.

Manager Gary Mills says his side has improved tremendously since they lost three-nil at Bromley last November.

Leeds United defender charged by FA after alleged stamp

BBC Sport

Leeds United defender Liam Cooper has been charged with violent conduct after an alleged stamp on Reading's Reece Oxford.

Liam Cooper
Rex Features

The incident, which was not seen by the match officials, occurred in the 75th minute of Saturday's Championship match, which  Reading won one-nil.

If found guilty, Cooper, 25, could face a longer ban than the standard three matches, the  Football Association said.

The defender has until 18:00 on Tuesday to respond to the charge.

Profits up for ASOS

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

The online fashion retailer ASOS - which has a large warehouse in Grimethorpe - has reported an increase in half-year pre-tax profits. 

ASOS Barnsley
BBC

The company say they rose by 14 percent to £27.3m to the six months to the end of February, in part due to the low value of the pound since the Brexit vote.

ASOS has previously been criticised for its contracts,  which allow some shifts to be extended by two hours or reduced.

Another arrest in Sheffield murder investigation

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Police have arrested a 31-year-old man on suspicion of murder, following the death of Aseel Al-Essaie in Sheffield in February. 

Assel Al-Essaie
South Yorkshire Police

The 23-year-old was shot at about 13:00 on Saturday the 18th February in Daniel Hill in Walkley, and died a short time later.

A number of people have previously been arrested and released on bail in connection with Mr Al-Essaie's death.

Severe roadworks: A618 South Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A618 South Yorkshire both ways severe roadworks, between Main Street and Florence Avenue.

A618 South Yorkshire - A618 High Street in Aughton closed in both directions between the Main Street junction and the Florence Avenue junction, because of roadworks.

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

Straight ahead is the way forward for wobbly kitten

Yorkshire Post

Could you give this cute kitten a new, loving home? At just a week old the kitten, now known as Count William von Tippleover, was taken to a vet in Halifax to be put to sleep because his head was tilting to one side.

Kitten
Yorkshire Post

Paul Warne favourite for Millers job

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

Rotherham United interim head coach, Paul Warne, is the favourite to become the club's next permanent manager.

An announcement's expected after their home clash with South Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday tonight.    

Paul Warne
Rex Features

Paul Warne took temporary charge of the team, after Kenny Jackett quit in November.

The Millers were relegated to League One at the weekend, after losing 1-nil to Fulham.

We'll have live commentary of tonight's game on Football Heaven from 18:00.

Another North Yorkshire library to be run by volunteers

Nathan Turvey

BBC Radio York News

Helmsley Library is the latest in the county to be run by unpaid members of the public.

It's one of 21 across North Yorkshire to be staffed by volunteers due to funding cuts.

Helmsley Library
Google

Brexit committee warns of impact of no deal being reached

A group of MPs, headed by Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn have warned about the risks of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal. 

Hilary Benn
BBC

The Brexit Committee or more formally known at the Exiting the European Union Committee - said Theresa May's claim that "no deal is better than a bad deal" was "unsubstantiated" until an economic assessment was published.  

But the report divided the cross-party committee, with some members saying it was too pessimistic about Brexit.

Theresa May told the BBC the government was preparing for "all scenarios".

If the government is going to make this assertion that no deal would be better than a bad deal, I think everyone would expect the government to have done some assessment."

Hilary BennChair, Brexit Committee

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J29 for M1.

M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on exit slip road and very slow traffic eastbound at J29, M1 (Lofthouse), because of a broken down lorry.

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

Appeal to find missing Halifax teenager

Have you seen 19-year-old Jordan Sheils who's been missing from his home in Halifax since yesterday evening.

Jordan Sheils
West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police say that they're concerned for his welfare and urgently need to find him. 

If you think you might be able to help, you can ring the police on 101.

Rotherham expected to announce permanent manager after South Yorkshire derby

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

Rotherham United are set to unveil their permanent boss after the  home clash with local rivals Sheffield Wednesday tonight.

Paul Warne has been in temporary charge of the newly-relegated club since Kenny Jackett quit as manager last November.

Meanwhile, Sheffield Wednesday will be attempting to move back in to the Championship play-off places with victory over the South Yorkshire rivals.