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Summary

  1. Bradford imam arrested on suspicion of Pakistan murder
  2. Service marks Bradford City fire disaster anniversary
  3. Investigation into damage to Whitby Swing Bridge
  4. Former Respect party leader to contest Bradford West seat
  5. Plans approved for £12m university campus in Doncaster
  6. Missing Castleford boy found 'safe and well'
  7. Nuisance bikers tackled in West Yorkshire
  8. North Yorkshire's Atlantic-beating mums up for 'role model' award
  9. Catweazle actor Bayldon dies aged 93
  10. Updates on Thursday 11 May 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Claire Renwick and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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Sheffield lad smashes fundraising target

A 12-year-old footballer from Sheffield who collapsed with internal bleeding is raising money for the city's Children's Hospital.

Cameron Connor
Sheffield Children's Hospital

Cameron Connor had a major operation at the hospital to stop an internal bleed three months ago and is now walking himself back to health.

He's now taking part in a virtual marathon and has already doubled his original target of £350 after raising almost £500 so far.

Bradford man jailed for sharing terror propaganda

A man from Bradford has been jailed for five years for sharing terrorist propaganda on social media.

Sagheer Hussain
North East Counter Terrorism Unit

Sagheer Hussain, 39, of Bishop Street in Bradford, was found guilty yesterday following a trial at Leeds Crown Court.

Hussain had uploaded three videos to his Google+ account via his YouTube account which were supportive of so-called Islamic State.

The videos had been seen more than 25,000 times before they were removed from the internet, even though he only had two followers.

Terrorist groups rely heavily on their propaganda being shared online where it is used to provoke individuals to carry out attacks abroad and in the UK."

Det Ch Supt Clive WainNorth East Counter Terrorism Unit

Watch: Barnsley Council to target rogue landlords

Charlotte Rose

BBC Radio Sheffield Political Reporter

More on the news that Barnsley Council's proposing tough new measures to tackle poor housing and anti-social behaviour in Elsecar, Wombwell, Goldthorpe and Measborough Dyke.

Under the council's plans, landlords on problem streets will have to buy a five-year licence costing £530 and agree to have their properties inspected by council teams:

Bradford City sign Burnley full-back on loan

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Bradford City have signed Burnley full-back Luke Hendrie on loan until January.

Luke Hendrie
Rex Features

The 22-year-old, the son of former Bantams forward John, spent last season on loan at Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock.

Bradford City boss Stuart McCall told the club website: "The challenge for him is to come here and do everything he can to try to force his way into the team."

You can keep up-to-date with all the latest transfer news here.

Former Yorkshire cricketer sorry for 'unacceptable' comment

BBC Sport

Former England cricketer and BBC commentator Geoffrey Boycott has apologised for an "unacceptable" comment about West Indian cricketers.

Geoffrey Boycott
BBC

He said that he would be more likely to receive a knighthood if he was to "black his face".

Boycott, 76, has now described his comments at a Q&A in Birmingham on Saturday as "clearly wrong".

The Yorkshireman added that he loves West Indian cricket and has "the utmost respect for its players".

BreakingDoncaster bin strike called off

A bin strike in Doncaster has been called off.

The Unite union say they've agreed to call off a walkout, which was due to start tomorrow.

They've been in dispute with the contractors SUEZ over pay and conditions.

They're still unhappy about proposed redundancies and there'll be another meeting about that issue on Friday.

Watch: Celebrations in Sheffield for Full Monty 20th anniversary

Can you believe it's been almost 20 years since The Full Monty hit cinema screens across the UK?

Well last night more than 100 people attended a special screening of the film at the Light Cinema in Sheffield to celebrate the occasion.

Actor Paul Barber who played Horse in the film was at the screening along with the United the Union brass band.

Nottingham Forest sign Leeds midfielder for undisclosed fee

BBC Sport

Nottingham Forest have signed Leeds United midfielder Liam Bridcutt for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

Liam Bridcutt
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The 28-year-old ex-Chelsea trainee has only featured once this season, coming on in the EFL Cup win over Port Vale.

Bridcutt, who has won two caps for Scotland, played for Brighton for four years after leaving the Blues.

He made 25 league appearances for the Elland Road side last season after joining from Sunderland on a two-year deal in August 2016.

Magna chief executive John Silker dies

The chief executive of the Magna centre in Rotherham has died at the age of 64.

Magna
M J Richardson

John Silker, joined the Magna Science Adventure visitor attraction in 2013.

Mr Silker lived in Aston near Rotherham and leaves three daughters.

The Magna science centre is on the site of Templeborough steelworks which was at one time the biggest steelworks in the world.

John worked tirelessly and with passion to realise Magna's potential and drive it to be the best it can be."

Brian ChappleMagna trustee

Teenager left with serious injuries after city centre crash

Did you see a crash on Leeds' Inner Ring Road last night? Police say a teenage driver was seriously injured and they need witnesses to come forward.

Westgate Tunnel
Google

The crash happened at about 23:00 near the Westgate Tunnel when the teenager's grey Toyota Aygo hit a wall as she was driving from the Armley Gyratory direction.

The 19-year-old woman suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and is still in hospital.

Teenager left with fractured jaw after attack in Sheffield

Police are appealing for information after an 18 year-old man was assaulted in the Westfield area of Sheffield last week.

Westfield
Google

The teenager was walking near the old Co-op at Westfield Centre shops on Tuesday 15 August when he was approached by two men.

After a short conversation, the men repeatedly attacked the victim and he was left with serious facial injuries and a fractured jaw.

The men are described as white, about 18-years-old and one was wearing a blue hooded top.

If you have any information, police are asking you to call 101.

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J40 for A638 Ossett.

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

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

Severe accident: A58 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A58 West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, at A58.

A58 West Yorkshire - A58 in Leeds blocked northbound at the A58(M) junction, because of an accident.

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

Ched Evans

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's EFL Cup game between Sheffield United and Leicester City.

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Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J35 for A629 Rotherham.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Leonid Slutsky

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's EFL Cup game between Doncaster Rovers and Hull City.

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'Wheelie good' new record set in North Yorkshire

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Yorkshire Live

Here's one that may have passed you by, but it shouldn't because it's probably the greatest thing that happened this weekend - anywhere!

The Motorcycle World Wheelie Championships took place at Elvington Airfield near York on Saturday and Sunday.

Ted Brady
John Bearby

Perhaps best of all it was won by a bloke called Ted. Ted Brady (pictured above) to be exact, the Irishman set a new Motorcycle Wheelie World speed record at just over 217mph over a kilometre.

Nine riders in total completed the course, last year's top speed of 213 mph was superceded with help from a tail wind according to the organisers.

Samu Saiz

Preview followed by live coverage of Tuesday's EFL Cup game between Leeds United and Newport County.

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Carmen the opera comes to Sheffield

Rony Robinson

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

A new production of the opera Carmen is coming to Sheffield's Kelham Island Museum from tomorrow.

Here's a peak at what's in store:

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I've been up to rehearsals to meet Sophie Goldrick who's been cast in the lead role:

Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J1 for A631.

M18 South Yorkshire - M18 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic northbound at J1, A631 (Bramley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Dinosaurs in Sheffield?

Howard Pressman

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Dinosaurs have been spotted in Sheffield this week as a new interactive family show based on the creatures comes to the city's Lyceum Theatre.

The production combines actors with puppets on stage and is on at the venue all week.

Earlier I spoke with Danielle the 'dinosaur wrangler' who told me what audiences can expect to witness:

The founders of the Leeds carnival reflect on 50 years of success
The "oldest carnival in Europe" is gearing up to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J31 for A655 and J30 for A642.

M62 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic on M62 westbound between J31, A655 (Castleford) and J30, A642 (Rothwell), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Leeds Festival traffic advice released

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Yorkshire Live

The 2017 Leeds Festival takes place this weekend and the Highways Agency has released advice for drivers who'll be around the Bramham Park venue this week.

Motorists are advised that motorways, major A roads and surrounding minor roads near the site are likely to be busy all week, with Thursday traditionally the busiest day for festival traffic.

Leeds Festival Main Stage
BBC

Traffic travelling northbound will access the festival site from junction 45 of the A1, with southbound traffic being directed to use junction 44.

The A64 will also be closed in both directions from 2100 on Sunday evening between the Bramham Interchange and the Fox and Grapes pub as people leave the festival site.

The advice for non-festival traffic is to avoid the area.

We have a lot of experience of handling events like this and have tried and tested systems in place. We work with our emergency service colleagues and the event organisers to ensure those heading for the event get there with minimum fuss and delays."

Hayley RobsonHighways England in Yorkshire

Billy's virtual marathon

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Yorkshire Live

Local lad Billy Roe has done his bit to say "thank you" to Sheffield Children's Hospital by completing a virtual marathon for the charity.

Eight-year-old Billy was first admitted to the hospital aged just one week and has since been diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome which which reduces muscle tone and makes moving difficult and painful.

Billy and his family completing his virtual marathon
Sheffield Children's Hospital

He did he 26.2 miles in stages across South Yorkshire and wanted to complete his challenge to thank all the staff for doing an "amazing job".

ACAS intervene in Doncaster bin strike

Peter McNerney

BBC Radio Sheffield

The conciliation service ACAS has been called in to try to resolve deadlocked talks between union officials and the bin collection operator SUEZ in a bid to avert a bin strike in Doncaster.

A five day strike is planned from this Wednesday in a row over pay.

Bin collection on a street.
BBC

The company says their latest pay offer has been rejected by UNITE which means the strike is looking all the more likely.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, at J28 for A650.

M62 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic on M62 eastbound at J28, A650 (Tingley), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe disruption: A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J37 for A635 Barnsley Road.

A1(M) South Yorkshire - A1(M) lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic southbound at J37, A635 (Marr), because of a broken down vehicle.

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 heavy 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

Leeds College of Art is awarded university status

An arts college has been awarded university status, making it the fourth in Leeds.

Leeds Arts University
Leeds Arts University

Leeds College of Art has become Leeds Arts University, joining the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Trinity University.

The institution said it is "the only specialist arts university in the North of England".

Founded in 1846, former students include renowned artists Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Damien Hirst.

A mermaid at the BBC?

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Yorkshire Live

When she's on dry land she's Laura Siddall a postal worker from Walkley in Sheffield but when she's near water Laura transforms into Luna Tides-Swell the mermaid.

She's just represented Yorkshire at the Miss Mermaid competition in Northampton and now entertains people across South Yorkshire at children's parties and big events.

Luna Tide-Swell the mermaid swimming
@MermaidLunaTide

Luna popped into the BBC earlier to celebrate her success: