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By Andrew Barton, Claire Renwick and Nick Wilmshurst

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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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Severe accident: A629 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

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

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

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

BBC News Travel

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

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

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

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

A Polish couple from York died in the Manchester Arena terror attack on Monday, it's been confirmed.

Angelika and Marcin Klis took the selfie pictured below in Manchester 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.

Headingley Stadium

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

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.