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  1. Leeds girl's hair trapped in pool filter horror
  2. Theresa May on the campaign trail in Yorkshire
  3. Murder investigation in Pontefract after woman's body found
  4. 'Outrage' over expansion plans for North Yorkshire village
  5. Man arrested after serious sexual assault in York
  6. Morrisons fined £55,000 over mouldy pies
  7. £200k breast cancer research boost for Sheffield Uni
  8. Twelve admit Leeds Halloween bikers' 'ride-out'
  9. British Steel to award staff 5% stake in company
  10. Hockney exhibition 'most visited' in Tate Gallery history
  11. Forty five new flats to be built at Sheffield United ground
  12. Updates on Thursday 1 June 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Kevin Larkin and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Thursday...

Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Thursday 1 June 2017.

Want the latest news, sport, weather and travel details from where you live on Friday 2 June? Just click here.

Severe roadworks: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe roadworks, between J32 for A639 and J33 for A162.

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M62 eastbound between J32, A639 (Pontefract) and J33, A162 (Ferrybridge Services), because of roadworks.

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

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J35 for A629 Rotherham and J34 for A631.

M1 South Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on M1 southbound between J35, A629 (Rotherham) and J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of a rolling road-block.

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

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J30 for A642 and J29 for M1.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane blocked on M62 westbound in Bottom Boat between J30, A642 (Rothwell) and J29, M1 (Lofthouse), because of a broken down car. Matrix sign set to 50 mph.

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

A man living in flats raided by anti-terror police says he heard an "almighty explosion".
Nick Meeks says he had police "shouting and screaming" at him to get back in his flat.

Our five top stories today

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. Leeds girl's hair trapped in pool filter horror
  2. Man arrested after woman's body found in Pontefract
  3. 'Outrage' over expansion plans for North Yorkshire village
  4. £200k breast cancer research boost for Sheffield Uni
  5. Hockney exhibitionmost visited in Tate Gallery history

See you tomorrow

Horsing around - police style

If you follow West Yorkshire Police horses on Twitter, this one's for you:

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Police issue 'no insurance, no car' warning

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Police have issued a "no insurance, no car" warning to motorists.

3,224 vehicles have been seized by the force in the last year.

As well as your car being seized, you could also get a fine and six points on your licence.

Car Rotherham
South Yorkshire Police

Forecast for tonight and tomorrow

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's been another splendid day across Yorkshire, here's what the near future holds in store for us:


Tonight a dry and warm night with broken cloud, lows of around 13C (55F).

A bright start in places for tomorrow, but it'll soon cloud over with a little patchy rain spreading eastwards.

But all is not lost for sunshine fans, with brighter conditions returning later. Maximum temperature 20C (68F).

Rotherham community officer wins gold

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A Rotherham community police officer has won a gold medal.

PCSO Ernie Mpundu is now the Police Indoor Sports Table Tennis Champion 2017.

Ernie Mpundu
South Yorkshire Police

It's a contrast to his day job tackling anti-social behaviour in Rotherham town centre.

A rumour from South Yorkshire Police suggests he'll play colleagues using his mobile instead of a bat.

Morrisons fined £55,000 over mouldy pies

Bradford-based supermarket Morrisons has been fined £55,000 for food hygiene offences, including selling mouldy pork pies.

Pork pie
Hart District Council

Inspectors also found staff at the store in Fleet, Hampshire were handling bread while wearing dirty uniforms.

The firm pleaded guilty to four offences under food safety and hygiene regulations, at a hearing at Basingstoke Magistrates' Court.

The supermarket apologised and said it had improved food hygiene.

General Election 2017: Theresa May in Pontefract

Theresa May has been in Pontefract this afternoon on the campaign trail:

Theresa May
Getty Images

She was asked if next polling day "couldn't come soon enough, given the state of the opinion polls?"

The Prime Minister replied that the only poll that mattered was the one on election day. "We'll see what happens" she added.

Mrs May was speaking to - and being questioned by - workers at a furniture-making factory.

Police investigate suspected arson in Sheffield

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Police are investigating a suspected arson attack on a house in Sheffield.

Something was poured through the letterbox of a property on Montford Drive in Burngreave and set alight while people were asleep upstairs.

Montford Drive

The front door and hallway were damaged but no-one was hurt.

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

Leeds girl in holiday pool ordeal

A six-year-old girl almost drowned when her hair was sucked into a swimming pool filter, her mother has said.

Darcey Morgan, from Leeds, was trapped for more than two minutes when she became stuck underwater at a resort hotel in Lanzarote. She was given CPR by the poolside before being rushed to hospital in Arrecife where she was kept overnight.

Darcey Morgan
Alex Morgan

Her mother Alex said fellow holidaymakers helped to pull Darcey to safety.

Travel company First Choice said it had launched a "full and thorough investigation" into the incident.

Planning go ahead for Bramall Lane flats in Sheffield

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Approval has been given for a devlopment on the corner of Sheffield United's ground.

45 flats will be built as well as a 6,600 square foot superstore selling Blades merchandise.

It's part of the club's long term business plan.

Bramall Lane development
Sheffield United FC and Whittam Cox

Man arrested after serious assault in York

A man has been arrested this afternoon following a serious sexual assault in York in the early hours of Monday morning.

He was identified after a CCTV appeal earlier today.

Police say that he is expected to remain in custody overnight for questioning.

Up a creek without a paddle? Fundraisers look for rowing help

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A team of charity fundraisers in Doncaster has volunteered for a rowing challenge.

But they're up a creek without a paddle unless someone with experience of rowing can help steer them in the right direction.

The St John's Hospice staff will field a team for the Doncaster Lakeside Dragon Boat Race next month.

Dragon boat race
Visit Doncaster

Anyone available for the event on 15 July and for training beforehand is asked to get in touch.

You can call Chris Smith on 01302 798391 or Lindsey Richards on 01302 796662.

Listen: Sheffield 'People's March for Education'

A big education march starts in Sheffield today.

The president of the National Union of Teachers is leading what they are calling a People's March for Education.

The walking starts in Sheffield, passes through Dronfield and Chesterfield before reaching a rally in Nottingham on Saturday.

Simon Murch is Joint Division Secretary of the NUT in Sheffield. He says they want to highlight the possible impact of the election on school funding in the city:

Community club together to rebuild burned-down shed

How about this to restore your faith in humanity.

After Sally's shed was burned down on the allotment she shares with her dad, total strangers donated money to replace it and the tools she lost.

It's suspected that the shed was set alight deliberately, but this story has a happy ending:

Views sought over South Yorkshire policing shake-up

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

If you live in South Yorkshire, your views are being sought over how your area is policed.

South Yorkshire Police

It comes as South Yorkshire Police considers changing the structure of its local forces.

You can complete the online survey here.

Alien fighting hardware on display in Leeds

But I thought Alien was just a film?

Let's hope it's a prop:

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University of Bradford project to help improve support for younger dementia sufferers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

A new Alzheimer’s Society funded project at the University of Bradford is to focus on improving support given to younger people diagnosed with dementia.

University of Bradford
Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Investigations after Doncaster man found dead

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Investigations are taking place after the death of a man in Doncaster.

Emergency services were called to Elmfield Road on 14 May at 22:30 after reports of a group of men fighting in the street.

Elmfield Road

A 57-year-old man was taken to hospital but died several days later.

A post mortem failed to determine why he died so further tests have been requested.

Four men, aged 29, 37, 41 and 48-years-old, were arrested on suspicion of assault and have since been bailed.

New campaign aims at making Sheffield move more

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A new campaign has been launched in Sheffield to encourage more people to get active.

The Move More campaign is especially focusing on office workers.

It's hoped the promotion will make Sheffield Britain's most active city by 2020.

CCTV image released of missing Hebden Bridge man

Police in Hebden Bridge have released a CCTV image of a man who's been missing for a week.

CCTV image
West Yorkshire Police

Christopher Mulligan disappeared on 25 May and the above CCTV image is from that day.

Police say if you know where Mr Mulligan is, you should call them urgently.

He was last seen wearing black trainers, grey tracksuit bottoms and a grey hoody with red writing across the chest.  

We now know what Christopher was wearing when he was last seen and we believe he may have been in Hebden Bridge that afternoon."

Det Insp Craig LordWest Yorkshire Police

'Putting' the art into crazy golf in York

York Art Gallery is "playing a round" with the notion of art.


The gallery's Doug Fishbone's Leisure Land Golf installation is a fully playable crazy golf course, with each hole designed and made by a different artist from the contemporary art world.

Apparently, visitors interacting with the pieces through playing a round of crazy golf can "engage with important cultural topics, including migration, global warming and globalisation".


The artworks ask visitors to "explore the histories and relationships between work, leisure, colonialism, tourism, information and economics", the gallery adds.

And if you don't feel you're fully appreciating these concepts, at least you get to have a bit of fun with a club and ball...

Polar bears enjoy the sun at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

We've been sent this great photo by BBC Weather Watcher Mitch Clive.

It shows polar bears at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster enjoying the summer sun!:

Polar bears
Mitch Clive

Stone to be laid to commemorate Ilkley soldier's bravery

A stone will be laid at the weekend to commemorate a World War One hero from Ilkley who was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Harold Maufe
Bradford Council

2nd Lt Harold Maufe was given the honour after he put out a fire at an ammunition dump which had been hit by a shell.

The ceremony is on Sunday at the Memorial Gardens in Ilkley and is part of an initiative to honour and recognise those who were given the Victoria Cross across the UK.

Each stone marks 100 years since the recipients were awarded the medals.

Harold survived the war and joined the Home Guard win World Wart Two, but died in a training exercise.

By his great promptitude, resource and entire disregard of his own personal safety, he set an exceptionally fine example to all ranks."

War Office citation

Search for Sheffield man wanted in connection with assault

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Police are asking for help in finding Christopher Helliwell (pictured), who officers want to speak to in connection with an assault in Sheffield earlier this year.

Christopher Helliwell
South Yorkshire Police

The 46-year-old is believed to be in the Longley area of Sheffield or the Treeton area of Rotherham.

Police say he knows he is wanted and is avoiding being arrested.

Anyone who knows where he is or has information about his whereabouts is being asked not to approach him but to call 999.

Hockney exhibition most visited in Tate Gallery history

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

An exhibition showcasing a lifetime of artwork by world famous Yorkshire artist David Hockney has become the most visited at London's Tate gallery.

Hockney exhibition
Tate Gallery

On average more than 4,000 people visited the gallery each day between February and May to see the biggest ever compilation of work by the Bradford-born artist.

The work spanned six decades and featured more than 200 pieces, including many that were made in East Yorkshire.

Listen: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's 'get back to nature' message

If you want to feel fitter and happier, why not make nature and the countryside a bigger part of your life? That's the advice from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

The trust is challenging people to make every day in June a "wild day", by either visiting rural areas or just taking more notice of green spaces and the creatures living in them.

The organisation's West Yorkshire director Caroline Thorogood says it's been proved that getting back to nature is good for us:

Twelve admit Leeds Halloween bikers' 'ride-out'

Twelve people have admitted causing a public nuisance following a so-called Halloween "ride out" involving bikers in Leeds.

Halloween ride out

The 11 men and one woman were arrested after the incident on 31 October last year, and they each admitted charges of causing a public nuisance.

Motorbikes and quad bikes were driven up and down Kirkstall Road and through the pedestrian areas of the city centre.

They're due to be sentenced at Leeds Crown Court on 10 July.

Another defendant denied the charge of causing a public nuisance and will go on trial at Leeds Crown Court on 28 November.

A further defendant has yet to enter a plea to the same charge.

Death announced of Coronation Street actor Roy Barraclough

Former Coronation Street star Roy Barraclough has died at the age of 81.

Roy Barraclough

A spokesman for the Lancashire-born actor, who played Alec Gilroy in the ITV soap, said he died following a short illness.

Barraclough kicked off his career as a comedian and pianist at a holiday camp on the Isle of Wight, before joining the Huddersfield Repertory Company.

His other TV work included roles in West Yorkshire-based Last Of The Summer Wine and Last Tango In Halifax.

CCTV appeal over serious sexual assault in York

Do you know this man? Police in York have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after a teenager was seriously sexually assaulted.

Officers say the attack happened in the early hours of Monday and that the victim is receiving support from specially trained police officers while the investigation continues.

Police say the CCTV image was taken from the Kuda Nightclub on Clifford Street at around 02:45.