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  1. Man quizzed over murder of Hebden Bridge teenager 22 years ago is released
  2. Red Arrows fly over parts of Yorkshire
  3. Sheffield man arrested at Heathrow due in court on terror charge
  4. Retired South Yorkshire policeman's 'actions' over Hillsborough disaster investigated
  5. Yorkshire drug deaths: super-strength heroin 'deliberately' contaminated
  6. Prisoner recaptured after going on the run from York prison
  7. Yorkshire food bank use hits new high
  8. Dementia patients to ride final mile of Tour de Yorkshire in Scarborough on Friday
  9. York restaurant in a railway carriage wins afternoon tea award
  10. Updates on Tuesday 25 April 2017

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That's all from Tuesday....

Those are all the updates from Tuesday 25 April.

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St Helens v Castleford Tigers

Super League leaders Castleford Tigers are drawn at home to St Helens in the sixth round of the Challenge Cup.

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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. 

Updates on breaking news will continue throughout the night, but before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today: 

  1. Man quizzed over murder of Hebden Bridge teenager 22 years ago is released
  2. Sheffield man expected in court over terror offences
  3. Missing York man: Search extends to London
  4. Dashcam footage leads to prosecution of dangerous driver
  5. Red Arrows blaze a trail across Yorkshire skyline

See you tomorrow.

Motorcyclist dies in head-on crash

A motorcyclist has died after a head-on crash in Burnley.

The Long Causeway in Cliviger

Sam Gelder, 28, from Todmorden, attempted to overtake a Ford Fiesta on The Long Causeway at Cliviger about 04:30 on Sunday.

He was hit by an oncoming Toyota Land Cruiser on the opposite side of the road, before he landed in the path of the Fiesta.

Mr Gelder was taken by air ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to contact police.

Watch: Rewarding the man who helped start it all

It's the proper thing to do when you're a champion boxer!

IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua surprised his former coach, Sean Murphy, with a car to say thank you for introducing him to boxing.

Joshua now trains at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

He's preparing to take on Wladimir Klitschko in an attempt to add the vacant WBA Super and IBO heavyweight belts to his IBF title at Wembley on Saturday.

Watch Anthony Joshua: The Road to Klitschko on BBC One tonight, from 22:45.

Here's why water turned green in Leeds stream

Just back to our odd pool of green water post in Leeds

Green water
Mark Harland

According to Yorkshire Water, it turned green after they'd been using a dye to check whether drains in the area were working okay.

Well, looks like the answer is a yes to that.

Travel update: Scene of Leeds fire causing traffic problems

BBC News Travel

You may find your journey is affected by the fire in Leeds city centre.

It looks as though fire crews have the situation well under control though:

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Bird's eye view as Red Arrows pass York Minster

Some people have the best views at work:

Red Arrows
SAC Hannah Beevers – MoD/Crown Copyright 2017

Earlier we were telling you about the Red Arrow's flypast over various parts of Yorkshire.

Here's what it looked like from the cockpit of one of the planes.

Fire at shop in central Leeds disrupts traffic

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Fire crews are attending a fire in the centre of Leeds this afternoon.


West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say they were called just after 16:30 this afternoon to a fire just behind the new Victoria Gate shopping centre.

They told us that an empty shop on the ground floor was alight. People in the area say traffic heading up Eastgate was disrupted.

We'll bring you more as we get it.

BreakingPolice release man in Lindsay Rimer inquiry

Police say they have released a man who they arrested earlier on suspicion of the murder of Lindsay Rimer. 

Lindsay Rimer
West Yorkshire Police

Police said this morning that they had arrested a 68-year-old man in Bradford.

Lindsay Rimer, 13, was last seen at a shop in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, on 7 November, 1994.

Her body was found in the Rochdale Canal a mile from the town centre in April 1995.

A  63-year-old man who was arrested in November 2016 on the suspicion of Lindsay's murder remains on police bail.  

Watch: Dashcam footage leads to prosecution of dangerous driver

A 25-year-old man has become the first driver to be prosecuted after another motorist submitted footage of them overtaking dangerously.

It's all part of an operation being run by North Yorkshire Police where drivers are being encouraged to shop other motorists.

Marc Hyland from Bell Farm Avenue was given a 12 week suspended sentence, a 20-month driving ban, 250 hours unpaid work and had to pay costs of £157 for this move on the A19 at Thormanby.

Police try to find woman after 'concerns for her welfare'

A CCTV image of a woman in Leeds has been released after police say they have "concerns for her welfare".

West Yorkshire Police

West Yorkshire Police say the woman went to Burley Park train station in Leeds yesterday afternoon and spoke to a member of staff causing him to become concerned and contact police.

She left the station and went on to Chapel Lane.

The woman appeared distressed and we need to trace her and check she is okay."

Det Insp Phil JacksonWest Yorkshire Police

Scarborough man arrested after suspected hate crime

A man has been arrested after allegedly standing outside a house in Scarborough and hurling racist abuse at the residents.

Queen's terrace

It happened on Sunday night in the Queen’s Terrace area of the town.

Police say that the man also tried to hit one of the occupants.

A 53-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault. He was later released.

This is clearly a very disturbing incident and we are doing everything we can to support the victims."

Insp Graeme KynmanNorth Yorkshire Police

Leeds stream turns green - what's caused this?

A stream in a part of Leeds has gone a very interesting colour after it turned a nice shade of bright green.

The below picture was taken in Gledhow Valley Woods last night, any ideas on what the cause could be?

Let us know.

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Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J27 for M621.

M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic westbound at J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Four arrested after man abducted from car in York

A man in York was pulled from his car by three men who then forced him into another vehicle and then drove off.

Butchers terrace

The incident happened yesterday at Butcher’s Terrace in Bishopthorpe Road, passers by called the police who are now appealing for more information.

Officers say that a black Renault Clio pulled up followed by a silver car. Three men got out of the silver car and forced the driver of the Clio in to their vehicle and then drove off.

Three people were arrested today over the incident and a fourth person was arrested on suspicion of drugs offences. All four men remain in police custody for questioning.

Watch: Crews take part in water rescue drills

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have been at Underbank reservoir, near Stocksbridge, honing their skills by taking taking part in rescue drills.

It's part of an attempt to raise awarness of water safety called 'Drowning Prevention Week'.

Here they are in action:

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Man jailed over beer excise evasion

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield news

A Rotherham man has been given a 20 month jail sentence for excise duty evasion after knowingly dealing with over 25,000 litres of beer.

Pallets of  beer

Brett Driver, aged 52, from Cornwell Close in Rawmarsh was caught unloading the alcohol worth nearly £30,000 from a lorry inside a Sheffield warehouse in 2013.  

Pallets of beer

Driver admitted that he knew the beer "wasn't right", but said he was merely providing a temporary storage facility for an unknown third party, adding he had taken five similar deliveries over the previous eight weeks, earning £400 in cash each time.

He was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday. 

Watch: Want a seat on the bus? You'll need to book

We all know reading is important, especially at a young age.

But a school in Cudworth, near Barnsley, has had to get creative after they were forced to give up their library to make more classroom space.

Head teacher Julie Allen decided to go shopping on eBay: 

Rovers fans invited to put questions to the boss

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

Doncaster Rovers fans are already celebrating promotion to League One, and tonight they have the chance to cap off a season of success by putting their questions to the club's manager and captain.

Darren Ferguson and Andy Butler will be joining BBC Radio Sheffield to host a live Q & A session at the Keepmoat Stadium, which will be also broadcast on Football Heaven.

Tickets are free, but supporters wishing to attend must book a ticket online here, or phone the club ticket office.

The show will be broadcast tonight on BBC Radio Sheffield from 18:00.

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On the right track - Some of Yorkshire's roads to get 'surface dressing'

If you're one of those people who are hugely proud of your car's paintwork, pick your route carefully around Yorkshire after May, as surface dressing will be happening on some roads.


Bradford Council say the cost, which is being funded by the Department for Transport, is going to be about £1.5m for their city alone.

But once all those nasty paint-chipping stones are gone, it means the roads should be good for another 10 years.

The wider programme covers Bradford, Calderdale, Leeds, Wakefield, York, Rotherham, Doncaster and Kirklees.

We hope people can bear with the short-term inconvenience in the realisation that it is quicker than other forms of maintenance."

Steve HartleyBradford Council

Hardy to swap Hollywood for Heckmondwike?

Actor Tom Hardy has hit the headlines today, after the A-lister was seen apprehending a suspected moped thief after chasing him through gardens and a building site. 

Tom Hardy
Getty Images

An onlooker described how the Hollywood star looked like he "switched into superhero mode" as he collared the man after the chase near his home in Richmond, south west London.

The 39 year old, who recently co-wrote and appeared in BBC drama Taboo, reportedly performed a citizen's arrest on the fleeing suspect - with Hardy's help two suspects were detained in connection with the theft.

Unsurprisingly, his crime fighting skills haven't gone unnoticed, as you can see by this cheeky offer from West Yorkshire Police:

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Cornwall 999 team cleared of mix-up with North Yorkshire fire crew

Call operators who sent a North Yorkshire fire crew to the wrong address have been cleared of blame.

Fire engine
North Yorkshire Fire Service

The Harrogate crew was wrongly sent two and half miles from where it should have been by Cornwall operators 400 miles away.

North Yorkshire and Cornwall fire and rescue services share control room operations at peak periods.

An investigation found the 999 call from a mobile had dropped out before the operator could get all the details.

Crews attending the car fire at Killinghall, near Harrogate, were delayed 10 minutes as a result of the mix-up.  

RAF Red Arrows display team in Yorkshire's skies
The Red Arrows display team enjoyed a tour of Yorkshire ahead of their training trip to Greece and Cyprus.

Investment of £1.5m to preserve York's medieval walls

More than £1.5m is to be spent to preserve and protect York’s medieval city walls, renowned as being  the most complete city walls still standing in England today.

The current walls were largely built in the 13th and 14th centuries but include remains from earlier periods.

Monk Bar
Geograph/Peter Church

Stretching over 3.4 kilometres, they are also the longest historic walls in the country, with five main gateways, known as 'bars', one Victorian gateway and 45 towers,    

The council say it "already invests around £100,000 a year on routine monitoring and inspection, but more funding is urgently needed to ensure the walls can be preserved for years to come."

The renovation work will include improvements to Monk Bar (pictured above) and two new walkway gates at Micklegate Bar, pictured below.

Micklegate Bar
Geograph/Tom Pennington

Councillor David Carr, leader of City of York Council, said"York’s city walls are one of our most treasured and significant historical assets. This is why it’s so important we continue to protect them."

BreakingJob cuts at Nestle - according to unions

Confectionery giant Nestle is planning to cut almost 300 jobs, mainly in York and Newcastle, and move production of the Blue Riband chocolate biscuit to Poland, the GMB and Unite unions said.   

General Election delays announcement about new hospital in York

Details of where York's new psychiatric hospital will be built won't be announced until after the General Election. 

The city has been promised a new facility following the sudden closure of Bootham Park Hospital 17 months ago.   

Bootham Park hospital

The hospital did partially reopen in February last year for outpatients clinics, 

A replacement site is due to be built by 2019, but patients and their families will have to wait a bit longer to find out as Tees Esk and Wear Valley Trust say they can't announce their decision until after the election.

Missing York man: Search extends to London

More now on a 64-year-old man missing from York. 

Officers say they are becoming increasingly concerned for the safety of Richard Cooke, also known as Richard Marshall or Richard Baldwin and have extended their search to London.

North Yorkshire Police

Mr Cooke left his home in York on Sunday to go shopping in York city centre, but has not been seen or heard from since.

He suffers from ill health and without regular medication his condition is likely to deteriorate quickly.

Police say they believe he's travelled to London and may be attempting to get to Australia.

He is described as white, 5’9” tall and of a slim build. He has cropped greying hair and a white beard. 

Anyone who has seen him is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police. 

In pictures: Snow falls on Yorkshire

BBC Weather Watchers

It's been a weird week of weather so far, over the weekend it was almost shorts weather and then last night we got a bit of this:

Hawes snow

Things are set to warm up towards the weekend, you can keep track with BBC Weather.

But one thing's for sure, the daffodils aren't fans of the snow:

Daffodils in the snow

Sheffield man due in court over terror offences

A 21-year-old man from Sheffield has today been charged with engaging in the preparation of an act of terrorism.

He was arrested at Heathrow Airport on April 18 by officers from the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.

The unit says there was no imminent threat to the community or passengers at the time of the arrest and that the man is due to appear before Westminster Magistrates Court later today. 

New deal for Steelers' defenceman

Sheffield Steelers has announced the re-signing of British defenceman Davey Phillips on a one-year contract. 

The 29 year-old, is currently away at the World Championships. 

And he scored in a 5-1 win over Estonia last night:

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Arrows blaze a trail across Yorkshire skyline

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

If you spotted the Red Arrows roaring across the skies of Yorkshire this morning, you're not alone.

The RAF display team had a 10-jet training flight earlier passing Doncaster, Sheffield, York and Hull, before heading back south to Lincolnshire.

Red Arrows
Calvin Taylor Lee

Above, you can see a terrifc shot of them passing over the Humber Bridge, as captured by Calvin Taylor Lee.

In the pic below they're over Linton on Ouse, spotted by BBC Weather Watcher, Jess's Reserve:

Red Arrows
Red Arrows
Natalie Hooton

Another one of the team, taken by Natalie Hooton on the Humber Bridge (above), while Martin Foss does a great job of showing all nine planes in formation (below):

Red Arrows
Martyn Foss

And if you're one for maps (and like a fairly complex one), here's the planned flight path

Flight path

What do people think about the general election due in a few weeks?

The BBC has been out in Wakefield today asking people what they think about the forthcoming General Election:

Cold feet on the beat

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

It's a bit like winter in many parts of Yorkshire today, a fact which has not gone unnoticed by South Yorkshire Police:

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Watch: Check out these scooter skills!

We've got an absolute star in the making here.

9 year old Charley Dyson, from Barnsley, wowed the judges on Britain's Got Talent this weekend with his scooter skills, and it's not difficult to see why:

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