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Summary

  1. Otley mum and Leeds student named as latest Manchester attack victims
  2. Silences held across Yorkshire to mark Manchester attack deaths
  3. Queen's hospital visit to Harrogate girl injured in Manchester attack
  4. Three men charged in Rotherham child sex abuse inquiry
  5. Sheffield man awarded £8m NHS negligence payout
  6. Garry Monk resigns as Leeds United head coach
  7. Updates on Thursday 25 May 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Adam Pinder-Smith and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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Severe disruption: A638 West Yorkshire both ways

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A638 West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between B6378 Cock Lane and A655 Black Road.

A638 West Yorkshire - A638 Doncaster Road in Crofton closed in both directions between the B6378 Cock Lane junction and the A655 Black Road junction, because of a vehicle striking a bridge and recovery work.

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Manchester Arena attack victim relives explosion that killed friend
Caroline Davis Osborne was with bombing victim Wendy Fawell just moment before the explosion

Severe accident: A59 Lancashire eastbound

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A59 Lancashire eastbound severe accident, between A682 and B6251 Yarlside Lane.

A59 Lancashire - A59 Main Street in Gisburn closed eastbound between the A682 junction and the B6251 Yarlside Lane junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation.

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Fundraising appeals launched for Yorkshire terror attack victims

Jonny McGuigan

BBC Look North

A number of online fundraising appeals have been set up to raise money for the families of the Yorkshire victims of Monday's terror attacks in Manchester.

Wendy Fawell
Family photo

Wendy Fawell, 50, from Otley, travelled with her friend Caroline and their children to the Manchester Arena. An appeal is now underway to raise money for her family.

Klis family
Family photo

Angelika and Marcin Klis from York were in the area waiting to pick up their children from the concert at the arena. A crowd funding campaign has been launched by Marcin’s former employer to raise money for the couple’s children.

Sorrell
Family photo

Fourteen-year-old Leeds schoolgirl Sorrell Leczkowski travelled to Manchester with her family, though it’s understood she did not attend the concert. Her mother and grandmother were also injured in the attack and are both being treated in hospital, an appeal is aiming to raise money for Sorrell’s mum Samantha.

Kelly Brewster
Family photo

Kelly Brewster, 32, from Sheffield died as she tried to protect her niece from the explosion at the concert. An online appeal aims to gather funds for her father.

Courtney Boyle
Family photo

Leeds Beckett University student Courtney Boyle, 19, who was originally from Gateshead, was also killed in the attack.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

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M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, at J25 for A644.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M62 westbound at J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of an accident.

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Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

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M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J26 for M606.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M62 westbound at J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

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M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J25 for A644 and J24 for A629.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 westbound between J25, A644 (Brighouse) and J24, A629 (Ainley Top), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 eastbound between J25, A644 (Brighouse) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of emergency repairs.

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Mark Cosgrove

Centuries from Colin Ackermann and captain Mark Cosgrove put Leicestershire in command on day one against Derbyshire.

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Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M62 eastbound in Brighouse between J25, A644 (Brighouse) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of barrier repairs.

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Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

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M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J26 for M606 and J25 for A644 affecting J27 for M621.

M62 West Yorkshire - Queuing traffic on M62 westbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of an accident and a rolling road-block. Congestion to J27, M621 (Gildersome).

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What we know now: More Yorkshire victims of Manchester terror attack named

Victims
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That's all from us today, we'll be back from 06:30 on Friday.

Today, we learned that the Manchester suicide bomb attack on Monday had claimed the life of another person from Yorkshire.

Wendy Fawell, a 50-year-old mother from Otley who had travelled to the venue with her friend Caroline and their children, died following the Manchester Arena attack. Caroline was seriously injured by the bomb.

Today, more tributes were paid to Yorkshire's other victims.

Kelly Brewster, 32, from Sheffield died as she tried to protect her niece.

Martin and Angelika Klis, from York, were at the arena to pick up their two daughters following the concert.

And 14-year-old Leeds schoolgirl Sorrell Leczkowski has been remembered as a "delightful member" of her school's community.

Meanwhile, tributes have also been paid to Leeds Beckett University student Courtney Boyle, 19, who was originally from Gateshead and who also died as a result of the attack.

We'll see you tomorrow with all the latest updates from across Yorkshire.

Watch: Ballet world premier takes place in Doncaster

The world premier of a new ballet of the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is due to take place in Doncaster later.

The story tells of an unlikely friendship blossoming during World War Two.

Daniel de Andrade, from Leeds-based Northern Ballet, says it's a poignant story about "deep loss":

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

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

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on M62 westbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of an accident.

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Watch: Yorkshire's silent tributes to Manchester attack victims

People across Yorkshire joined a nationwide one-minute silence at 11:00 this morning to remember the victims of the terror attack in Manchester on Monday night.

Locations including shopping centres, university campuses and schools fell silent to remember the 22 people who died:

Rotherham United sign Tranmere Rovers defender on two-year deal

Rotherham have signed Tranmere defender Michael Ihiekwe on a two-year deal.

Michael Ihiekwe
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The 24-year-old made 42 appearances for Rovers in 2016-17 but was out of contract at the end of June.

He helped the Prenton Park side finish second in the National League before defeat by Forest Green in the promotion final.

"I'm buzzing. It's taken a week or so to sort everything out but now it's done I'm made up," he told the club website.

Do you speak Croatian?

Andy Kershaw

Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Yosip Korbar moved from Croatia to Sheffield in the 1990s to work in the city.

He recently brought his mother to the city after she was diagnosed with dementia - however she speaks no English.

Yosip is now asking for people across South Yorkshire who speak Croatian to get in touch with BBC Radio Sheffield so his mum has someone other than himself to chat with.

If you can help please email radio.sheffield@bbc.co.uk:

Leeds buses pull over to mark minute's silence

Bus users around Leeds have described the moment the buses they were travelling on pulled over to mark this morning's one-minute silence in tribute to the victims of the Manchester attack.

This was the scene on the number 40 bus earlier:

No. 40 bus
Becky Oxley

One of the passengers, Becky Oxley, said on Facebook: "The driver acknowledges the minute's silence by stopping the bus and telling people why and then pausing. What an absolute gentleman."

First Bus, which operates many of the buses in Leeds, says it told drivers they could pull over "if it was safe to do so" and to tell their passengers what they were doing.

Seven-year-old girl injured in hit-and-run

A seven-year-old girl has been hurt after being hit by a motorbike in Bradford whose rider then drove off.

Oak Lane
Google

It happened at about 17:20 yesterday as the girl was crossing Oak Lane.

She was taken to hospital for treatment but luckily she only had minor injuries  

Police think there were two people on the motorbike, which was driven off towards Manningham Lane.

Civil Nuclear Constabulary officers to support West Yorkshire Police

Officers from the Civil Nuclear Constabulary are being deployed in West Yorkshire in the wake of the Manchester Arena attack, West Yorkshire Police has confirmed.

Armed police
BBC

In a statement, Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams says: "People may have anticipated seeing soldiers deployed on patrol, but as far as West Yorkshire is concerned at present, the military are back-filling other sites.

"These officers' dress is almost identical to that of our own officers, so visually, the public will see little difference.

"I would again remind the public that, while the 'critical' status means an attack in the UK is expected imminently and that it could happen anywhere in the UK, at this time, there is no specific information about West Yorkshire."

Uni's tribute to 'lovely, bright, hardworking' student

More tributes have been paid to Leeds Beckett University student Courtney Boyle who has died following Monday's suicide attack at Manchester Arena.

Courtney Boyle
Courtney Boyle/Facebook

Miss Boyle, 19, and her mother's partner, Philip Tron, 32, had travelled from Gateshead to attend the Ariana Grande concert on Monday.

Professor Peter Slee, Vice Chancellor at Leeds Beckett University, said: "The whole university community is deeply saddened by this tragic news. Our hearts go out to Courtney's family at this terribly distressing time.

Prof Slee said Miss Boyle was a "lovely, bright and hardworking student" and that she had achieved excellent marks in her first semester.

"She was enjoying university life and had built strong friendships. For all of these reasons, she is a great loss to the university and to her fellow students," Prof Slee added.

Watch: 'Reach out, and break barriers'

Since Monday's bombing in Manchester, faith communities across the UK have been giving their reaction to the attack which killed 22 people and injured many others.

South Yorkshire's Muslim communities are among those who've released statements condemning the attack, including the Muslim Welfare House of Sheffield.

Fiyza Awan, from the group, says people need to talk to each other more following the attack in Manchester in an effort to break barriers:

Three men charged in Rotherham child sex abuse inquiry

Pritti Mistry

BBC News Online

Three men have been charged as part of an investigation into child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham.

Asghar Bostan, 47, of East Bawtry Road, Rotherham, is accused of raping a female.

Mohammed Yasin, 36, of Lilycroft Road, Bradford, and Qaiser Iqbal, 35, of Bingley Road, Bradford, are both charged with taking a child away from a responsible person and intentionally arranging or facilitating the travel of a female for the purposes of sexual abuse.

The offences are alleged to have taken place in the town between 2003 and 2006, the National Crime Agency said.

All three are due to appear at Sheffield Magistrates' Court on 21 June.

Sheffield man awarded £8m NHS negligence payout

A man who was left disabled as a result of negligence during his birth will receive almost £8m in NHS compensation.

Nurse
PA

NHS lawyers accepted his premature delivery at Sheffield's Jessop Maternity Hospital in the 1990s was handled negligently.

Now in his 20s, the man, who cannot be identified, uses a wheelchair and requires 24-hour care.

He will also receive £290,000 a year for the rest of his life, which could see the total payout top £20m if he lives into his 70s as expected.

Warning over dangers of disused mill in Halifax

Children in Halifax are being warned not to play in a disused mill after several fires have been lit in the building.

Old Lane Mill
West Yorkshire Police

Old Lane Mill in the Boothtown area of the town was built in 1825 but now stands empty.

Police say they're getting an "increasing amount of calls" after young people have gone into the decaying building.

Some of the trespassers climb up the building, light fires and even walk about on the roof, which is 100ft up in the air.

Emergency services say the structure of the building is extremely poor, with floors and staircases being badly damaged, which poses a risk to them as well as the children.

This isn't a place to play, hang out or meet your friends. There are very real dangers on the unstable floors."

PC Anna HallWest Yorkshire Police

Problems with Sheffield's supertrams

BBC News Travel

The supertram in Sheffield might be running a bit slower - or not at all - in some parts of the city this afternoon:

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Watch: Sheffield garden at Chelsea Flower Show

Paulette Edwards

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

I've been to visit a garden designed in South Yorkshire which is currently on show at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Professor Nigel Dunnett, from the University of Sheffield, created the garden, which includes work by Sheffield graffiti artist Jo Peel:

Watch: Leeds rail passengers pause to remember Manchester victims

Leeds Railway Station came to a standstill earlier today as people paused to pay tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena attack on Monday.

Hundreds gathered on the main concourse to remember those who lost their lives or were seriously injured.

Defiant 'good vibrations' at Scarborough's Open Air Theatre

A concert by the Beach Boys went ahead in Scarborough last night in defiance of the raised terrorist threat across the UK following the Manchester Arena bombing.

Beach Boys
Cuffe and Taylor

The band paid an emotional tribute to the bombing victims as armed police patrolled the town's streets.

Band member Bruce Johnston told the crowd: "The violence in Manchester on Monday evening was heartbreaking. Our prayers tonight are with all the victims, the wounded and their loved ones."

Beach Boy Mike Love added: "We stand with all those who cherish freedom. Please join us for a moment of silence honouring all affected by this horrific event."

Man dies after car crash near Keighley

A man has died and three others are injured - one in a critical condition - after a car crash near Keighley, West Yorkshire.

Laycock lane
Google

It happened just after 23:00 last night when the blue Fiat Punto in which the men were travelling left the road and hit a sign and a tree by the side of Laycock Lane.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene and two men in the car received serious injuries. Another man suffered minor injuries.

Advice for Take That fans heading to Sheffield

Katie Galbraith

BBC Radio Sheffield

Sheffield Arena has released important information for Take That fans ahead of the band's performance at the venue on Monday and Tuesday next week.

Gary Barlow on Let it Shine
BBC

There is a full list of information on the arena's website, including a heads-up that all customers will be searched before entering and the venue asks people to bring as few personal belongings as possible.

The audience also won't be allowed the leave the concert and then return into the venue to access cars or to smoke.

The doors will now open earlier at 18:00 to allow more time for people to get into the show, with the first act due on stage at 19:25.

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J28 for A650.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M62 westbound at J28, A650 (Tingley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Watch: Silence in York remembers city victims of Manchester attack

Local residents in the Leeman Road area of York gathered earlier to observe a one-minute silence at St Barnabas Church.

The church is at the heart of the community in which Marcin and Angelika Klis, who were killed in the attack on the Manchester Arena, lived:

Watch: Headteacher pays pays tribute to 'delightful' pupil

More tributes have been paid to 14-year-old Leeds schoolgirl Sorrell Leczkowski, who was killed in the Manchester Arena attack on Monday night.

Elaine Silson, headteacher at Allerton High School in Leeds, where Sorrell was a pupil, says the teenager was "a delightful member of the school community".