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  1. Homecoming parade for triumphant Huddersfield Town
  2. Conservative candidate sorry for Jo Cox shooting comment
  3. Barnsley crash victim's family to refund charity donations
  4. Armed raids carried out at two houses in Bradford
  5. Search continues in North Yorkshire for 'distressed' woman
  6. Sheffield pensioner's engagement ring stolen during knifepoint robbery
  7. York event to encourage same sex couples to hold hands
  8. Paul, Owain and Keeley among Britain's favourite weather presenters
  9. Updates on 30 May 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Kevin Larkin and Nick Wilmshurst

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That's all from Tuesday...

Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Tuesday 30 May 2017.

Want to get all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from where you live on Wednesday 31 May? Just click here.

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 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

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

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 involving a car and a lorry earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J27, M621 (Gildersome).

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

Yorkshire has three of the best in Britain

Next time you moan about the weather, just remember we've got three of the nation's favourite forecasters in the county!

Weather presenters

BBC Look North's Keeley Donovan, Owain Wyn Evans and Paul Hudson have all been named in a Radio Times poll to find Britain's favourite weather presenter.

Paul came fifth, Owain sixth and Keeley eighth in the vote which saw national weatherman Tomasz Schafernaker come first.

Pack the waterproofs away - here comes the sun

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's fair to say it's been a bit wetter and not as sunny over the last few days, so will we see a return of the sunshine?


Well, yes! This evening there's the risk of a shower, but it'll be dry with clear periods overnight.

But tomorrow we can expect a fine and dry day with a good deal of sunshine. Feeling Warm with a maximum temperature of 21C (70F).

Rita, Sue and Bob Too: A snapshot of 1980s Britain

Billed as "Thatcher's Britain with her knickers down", British film comedy Rita, Sue and Bob Too was an unexpected hit when it was released 30 years ago.

Rita,Sue and Bob too! poster

The darkly comic tale of two sexually confident working-class Bradford teenagers might have charmed the critics - but many closer to home failed to see the joke at the time.

Police search for 'muscular man' after sexual assault on jogger

A woman in her 30s has been sexually assaulted as she was out jogging in Knottingley, near Wakefield, on Sunday.


It happened at 10:30 on the canal towpath under the bridge at Bridge Lane/Hill Top on the north side of the canal.  

A man came up to the woman and sexually assaulted her. He left when a woman walking her dog came along the towpath.  

Police are looking for a man in his 30s, around 6ft tall, of muscular build and with broad shoulders with tanned or olive-skin. He has light brown hair with white highlights in it.

I ask for anyone who believes they know the woman walking her dog to contact police, as she may have information valuable to the investigation."

Sgt Phil DavisWest Yorkshire Police

Have you seen Christopher Evers?

This is Christopher Evers, he has been missing since this morning after he left his home in Doncaster.

Christopher Evers
South Yorkshire Police

Christopher was last seen at around 09:30 at his house in the Scawthorpe, he has not been seen or heard from since.

He was last seen wearing dark jeans, a grey t-shirt and a navy blue waterproof jacket.

Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe accident, at J46 for B6164.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J46, B6164 (Wetherby), because of an accident.

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

Huddersfield Town: The scene is set for a grand parade

I suspect we'll be seeing a lot more of this bus over the coming hours:

View more on twitter

Check out the latest from the parade here.

Doncaster gardener celebrates gold at Chelsea Flower Show

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A Doncaster gardener has won a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Graham Bodle won a gold in the Artisan Garden category for his Walker's Wharf Garden.

The garden features a derelict industrial wharf and was created from recycled materials.

Walkers Wharf Garden

Woman hit by car in Leeds

A woman has been left with serious injuries after she was hit by a car on York Road in Leeds this morning.

York Road

It happened at about 08:50 when a red Toyota Aygo was travelling along the A64 York Road out of Leeds city centre towards Killingbeck.

The 27-year-old woman suffered serious injuries and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for urgent medical treatment. 

Lady Susan Zetland 'ignored signs' before three-vehicle smash

An aristocrat caused a three-vehicle crash after ignoring signs which said a turning on to a busy highway was closed, a jury heard.

Lady Susan Zetland

Lady Susan Zetland was driving to the gym when she tried to turn right at the Hargill junction of the A66, near Scotch Corner, in North Yorkshire.

Teesside Crown Court heard there were signs warning motorists the turning was closed and cones preventing it. Lady Zetland, of Aske Hall, near Richmond, denies dangerous driving.

The trial continues.

Sheffield pub allowed to re-open after violence closure

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A pub in Darnall will reopen despite being the scene of eight disturbances and assaults since January 2015.

Two men were attacked last month at the Terminus Tavern on Main Road in Darnall.

There was a licensing meeting earlier and the decision was made to reopen the pub with strict conditions.

Terminus Tavern

The reason you were stuck on the M62 this afternoon

If you were stuck on the M62 this afternoon just over an hour-and-a-half ago, this is why:

Caravan on the M62

Someone's holiday got off to a very bad start after their caravan overturned between J26 and J25 westbound.

Queues quickly formed up behind it but the road fully reopened at about 14:30.

Predictions of big money after Huddersfield Town promotion

Huddersfield Town's promotion to the Premier League is not just about the pride and the kudos of fighting it out with some of the best teams in the world.

It's also about cold hard cash:

The cash injection into the football club and the economic benefit to the local economy to the tune of £50m to £60m per annum will be tremendous for local business."

Steven LeighMid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
Huddersfield Town

The Mid-Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce say that tens-of-millions-of-pounds will be invested in the area after the club's victory.

And they've a right to make such big predictions now that people all over the world will be aware of the town.

The chamber of commerce added: "The global exposure is a unique opportunity for the town to attract inward investment on an extraordinary scale.”

York event encourages same sex couples to hold hands

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

An event aimed at tackling the fear some LGBT people have of holding their partner's hand in public takes place in York later today

Hold Hands With Pride is the theme of York Pride for 2017.

Cliffords Tower

The event will be held in front of Clifford's Tower from 19:30.

Brownlee brothers North Yorkshire amateur triathlon cancelled

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

An amateur triathlon set up by Yorkshire's Brownlee brothers has been cancelled with no reason given.

The three-stage race at Harewood House near Harrogate won't be going ahead this year.

Organisers say they're going to "take stock" and the event may return in the future.

Brownlee brothers
Getty Images

The next leg of the ITU World Triathlon Series takes place in Leeds on 10 and 11 June.

Couple attacked by gang in Wath

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A couple have been attacked by a gang of five men and two women in Wath.

It happened as the pair walked down Cemetery Road between 00:45 and 01:30 on Saturday.

The group set upon the couple with items including a piece of wood and length of plastic leaving them with injuries which had to be treated in hospital.

Cemetery Road

The gang were all in their late teens and early 20s with one man wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and one woman with blond hair and wearing heavy make up.

Anyone with information should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.

North Yorkshire firefighters 300-mile dash to Devon

Two North Yorkshire firefighters have started a challenge which will see them run 12 marathons over 12 days.

marathan runners
North Yorkshire Fire Service

Justin Rowe, the watch manager at Malton and Terrance Gregg, who's based at York fire station, are both former soldiers and are raising money to support military veterans with post traumatic stress disorder.

They're running more than 300 miles from York to Chivenor in North Devon.

The two have no support team, and are carrying everything they need by pulling a specially-adapted lightweight trailer.

They'll be sleeping in fire stations and camp sites along the route.

Kings Cross-Leeds train assault: Do you know these two men?

Two men are being sought by British Transport Police after an incident on a train travelling between London Kings Cross and Leeds


A group of men was travelling on the train at 22.40 on 23 April when one man verbally abused a Manchester City fan travelling in the same carriage.

The man was then confronted by the group and a second man from the group pushed the victim in the chest. The group left the service at Doncaster.

PC Saleh Ali says: "I am keen to speak to the two men in the CCTV images as they may have information which could help with the investigation.

"I would also like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident."

Sheffield 'Pram Man' sets off on 50th anniversary walk

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Sheffield's "Pram Man" has set off on a walk to mark his 50 years of fundraising.

John Burkhill has raised thousands of pounds for Macmillian Cancer Support by pushing a pram through the city.

Today, he is recreating his first ever charity walk which he did way back in 1967.

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Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J27 for M621 and J26 for M606 affecting J29 for M1.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed, queuing traffic and long delays on M62 westbound between J27, M621 (Gildersome) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of an accident. Travel time is 45 minutes. Congestion to J29, M1 (Lofthouse).

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

Watch: Conservative candidate sorry for Jo Cox shooting comment

A Conservative candidate in murdered MP Jo Cox's former constituency has been forced to apologise after joking about shooting at a hustings event.

Mrs Cox, the Labour MP for Batley and Spen, was murdered outside her constituency office in Birstall, West Yorkshire, by Thomas Mair in June 2016.

Answering a question about integration, Dr Ann Myatt said: "We've not yet shot anybody so that's wonderful."

M1 near Barnsley about to re-open

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

The M1 is about to re-open after a police incident near Barnsley.

There have been queues of traffic around junction 37 after the road was shut in both directions.

Late North Yorkshire entry into Britain's richest race

There'll be North Yorkshire interest in the Derby this weekend.

Permian, pictured below being ridden by Franny Norton and trained by Mark Johnston at Middleham, is a late entry into the race after winning the Dante Stake at York earlier in the month.

Allsport/Getty Images

About 100,000 race-goers are set to attend the two-day Epsom Derby.

The addition of Permian and last week's Goodwood winner, Khalidi, means the total purse for the Classic on 3 June will be £1.625m, making it the richest ever race staged in Britain.

Latest Huddersfield Town promotion parade details

Full details of the open-top bus tour through Huddersfield to celebrate the Terriers' ascent to the Premier League have now been issued.

Huddersfield Town

A civic ceremony's due to be held in St. George's Square in Huddersfield from 18:20.

But before the players get there, they'll take a tour of the town as David Wagner and the first team squad travel from the John Smith's Stadium.

Make sure you check back here later as we'll have all the atmosphere and reaction.

And, of course, if you're going, feel free to share your pics with us!

Town fans

The following roads will be closed as a result of the parade:

From 12:00 to 21:00:

  • St George’s Square at its junction with John William Street (bottom end of the square)

From 15:00 to 21:00:

  • Railway Street, from Westgate to John William Street – St George’s Street from Railway Street to Westgate

From 16:00 to 21:00:

  • John William Street from Viaduct Street to Westgate/Kirkgate
  • Fitzwilliam Street from the ring road to John William Street (traffic will be allowed to access from John William St only)
  • Brook Street
  • Wood Street
  • Lord Street from Brook Street to Northumberland Street
  • Friendly Street and Knight Street from Lord Street to Northumberland Street
  • Northumberland Street from John William Street to Southgate
  • Station Street
  • St Peter’s Street from Byram Street to Station Street

Severe congestion: A629 South Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A629 South Yorkshire westbound severe congestion, at A6135 Station Road.

A629 South Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on A629 Cowley Lane westbound in Chapeltown at Chapeltown Roundabout.

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

Search for missing Hebden Bridge man

Have you seen Christopher Mulligan? He's been missing from Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire for five days.

Christopher Mulligan
West Yorkshire Police

Police say they're "becoming increasingly concerned" for the 26-year-old as he hasn't been seen since Thursday 25 May.

Officers think he could be in the Rochdale or Burnley area.

Christopher has not been seen since Thursday and his family and friends are understandably very worried about him."

Det Insp Craig LordWest Yorkshire Police

Boy due in court after musician 'threatened' on social media

A teenager is due in court after threats were made on social media to an American singer who is due to perform in Sheffield.

Getty Images

The 15-year-old was issued a summons after police were alerted about a number of tweets sent over the weekend.

South Yorkshire Police said the youngster, from West Yorkshire, was due in court at a later date over an offence of malicious communications.

Details of the performer have not been released for "safety" reasons.

We will always investigate any incident reported to us, and I would urge people to please consider what they post on social media."

Ch Insp Lydia LynskeySouth Yorkshire Police

Severe disruption: A165 North Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A165 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between A1039 and A1039 Scarborough Road.

A165 North Yorkshire - A165 in Filey closed between the A1039 junction and the A1039 Scarborough Road junction.

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

Sheffield pensioner's engagement ring stolen in knifepoint robbery

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A Sheffield pensioner has had her engagement ring stolen during a knifepoint robbery.

Spa View Road

The woman, who's in her 70s, and her husband were in bed when two masked men threatened them with a knife.

The robbery happened on Spa View Road in Hackenthorpe at 02:50 on Monday.

The thieves got away with the woman's gold bracelet, engagement ring and her handbag.

The men are described as white, slim and in their 20s, with one about 6ft 2ins tall and the other 5ft 10ins tall.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Computer craft needed to 'rebuild' York Minster

Young people are being invited to rebuild North Yorkshire's most iconic building using a computer game.

Over the next three days, the best recreations of York Minster, using Minecraft, will be displayed on a big screen in the cathedral.

As you can see below, some got in on the action early by sending in designs to a competition judged by John David, Master Mason at the Minster, and Lisa Power, head of learning:

York Minster
York Minster

Here's the sort of thing staff are looking for in the coming days,from those interested in building their own version of York's world famous minster:

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It's not the first time the building blocks game has been used to recreate bits of North Yorkshire.

Earlier this year, the entire town of Scarborough was recreated inside the video game.

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J37 for A628 Barnsley.

M1 South Yorkshire - Stationary traffic on M1 southbound at J37, A628 (Barnsley), because of a rolling road-block and a police incident.

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

Update: Police statement on armed raids in Bradford

We've got more details now on raids by armed police on two houses in Bradford yesterday.

Police have issued a statement following the incident in which two firearms warrants were carried out in the Manningham area.

Aerial view

They say armed police attended two addresses in Bradford at about 17:00 following a report of an incident where a man is alleged to have had a gun pointed at him.

"Properties in Oak Lane and Devonshire Terrace were searched and a number of people were spoken to, but no arrests were made and no weapon was located.

"While carrying out these searches police received a report of gunshots being heard in Marlborough Road at about 18:30.

"Firearms officers attended and found a white Porsche Panamera vehicle in Carlisle Road with damage to the front passenger door.The vehicle was recovered for further forensic examination.

"These incidents are believed to be linked and enquiries are continuing to locate the suspects involved."

Listen: 'A real nice guy' - Memories of John Noakes in York

Jonathan Cowap

Presenter, BBC Radio York

Did you know that John Noakes, the Halifax-born Blue Peter TV presenter who died on Sunday aged 83, started off his career in York?

BBC Radio York listener Pete has rung in to tell me Noakes started off his career at York's Theatre Royal.

He's been telling me a few of his memories of the young West Yorkshire actor who went on to make his name on children's TV: