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Summary

  1. Huddersfield and Sheffield terror arrests after armed raids
  2. Man's death at Leeds block of flats 'unexplained'
  3. Catterick mum hopeful of breakthrough over 'stolen baby'
  4. Sheffield job centre staff on strike over planned closure
  5. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn face York audience in TV special
  6. Crowds gather for chance to pick up Huddersfield Town trophy
  7. Yorkshire pub bans smoking in beer garden
  8. Updates on Friday 2 June 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Kevin Larkin and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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Castleford Tigers

Castleford come from behind to beat St Helens and go four points clear at the top of Super League.

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Mason Caton-Brown

Mason Caton-Brown scores a hat-trick as Wakefield hold off two comebacks from second-placed Salford in a great game.

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Danny Brough played a key role in making a winning return after a two-match ban

Huddersfield run in eight tries to hammer Warrington and climb above Tony Smith's men in the Super League table.

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Our five top stories today

That's all from us for this week, we'll be back on Monday from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire.

Before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

  1. Huddersfield and Sheffield terror arrests after armed raids
  2. Man's death at Leeds block of flats 'unexplained'
  3. North Yorkshire mum hopeful of breakthrough over 'stolen baby'
  4. Leeds commuters lose 16 hours a year
  5. For Sale - One 14th century castle, roof may need some work

See you on Monday

Watch: Leeds pub bans smoking in beer garden

A pub in Leeds has banned smokers from lighting up in the beer garden.

The Myrtle Tavern in Meanwood says that children should be allowed to use the outdoor space without having to breath in smoke.

Instead smokers will have to go to a designated area with benches and a shelter:

Weather for tonight and Saturday

Keeley Donovan

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

We've got a rather cloudy and muggy night to come. Showery rain will travel northwards with the potential for some heavy and thundery downpours. Lows of 12C (54F).

Weather
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Tomorrow early showers will clear eastwards leaving behind a mainly dry and bright day with the risk of the odd shower but mainly fine with sunny spells. Highs of 19C (66F).

Watch: Look North rewind - Harry Ramsden's opens Hong Kong resturant

It's national fish and chip day, did you know that?

So what better way to celebrate than with a this clip from BBC Look North from 1992.

Harry Ramsden's opened a restaurant in Hong Kong, they even shipped haddock out there!

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

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

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M62 westbound between J27, M621 (Gildersome) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of an accident.

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

Man sentenced to eight years for arson

A 24-year-old man from Scarborough is starting an eight-year jail sentence today after setting fire to a house and a pub in the town.

Nathan Ellery
North Yorkshire Police

Nathan Ellery, of no fixed address, was convicted of two arson attacks and a burglary at York Crown Court yesterday.

Ellery set fire to cardboard boxes in a store room at the Ivanhoe pub in December 2015.There was serious smoke damage, nobody was injured.

He was charged by police, but while on bail set fire to his his bail address in North Marine Road. , Scarborough.

It’s only down to luck that nobody was seriously injured or killed by his actions. I’m convinced he gave no thought to the peril he was putting people in."

DC Steve MontyNorth Yorkshire Police

Sheffield scientists criticise Trump over climate deal exit

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Scientists at the University of Sheffield have criticised President Trump for pulling the USA out of the Paris climate change agreement.

Yesterday the President announced that he would remove America from the international agreement.

Donald Trump
Reuters

Matthew Bilson, Programme Director of the University of Sheffield's Energy 2050 said the decision would create "uncertainty and confusion" for American businesses.

While Professor Tony Ryan, Director of the University of Sheffield Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures, said the university would continue its work with American academics.

Police appeal after Rotherham attack

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Police are looking for witnesses after a man was attacked in Rotherham.

The 36-year-old was left with facial injuries after being attacked on Midland Road at 00:50 on Sunday.

Midland Road
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The three men who attacked the victim also stole his phone and cash.

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

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

More than ever before registered to vote in Bradford

More people than ever before have registered to vote in the general election, in six days time.

Ballot box
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Bradford Council says the total number of people who have registered to vote in the Bradford district is 350,271.

They say that this is the highest number since the Bradford Metropolitan District was created in 1974.

According to the council this year has also seen an increase in the number of young people registering.

Bradford has a long history of promoting democracy and this is everyone’s chance to take part in this process."

Kersten EnglandChief Executive, Bradford Council

Barnsley Chronicle editor defends running Conservative advert

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

The editor of the Barnsley Chronicle is defending his decision to have a Conservative wrap around advert in the paper.

The Conservatives have paid for similar adverts in many local newspapers but the decision has been controversial in such a traditionally strong Labour area.

Barnsley Chronicle
BBC

Many have taken to social media to criticise the decision:

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Barnsley Chronicle 3
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Barnsley Chronicle 2
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But Andrew Harrod, the Barnsley Chronicle's Editor has defended the decision.

"Newspapers are fighting for survival; advertisers are looking for more innovative ways to promote themselves.

"Some people in Barnsley won’t like this advert, there is a full page advert for the Labour party inside the paper but people don't seem to realise that.

"It’s not the first ‘wrap around’ advertisement the Chronicle has featured, and it won’t be the last."

Severe accident: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J4 for A630 and J5 for M180.

M18 South Yorkshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M18 northbound between J4, A630 (West Moor) and J5, M180 (Stainforth), because of an accident.

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

Travel update: Problems on M62 westbound

BBC News Travel

We've got six miles of delays on the M62 this afternoon westbound after an accident:

Crash
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As you can see the accident is now on the hard shoulder, but the effect of the crash is still causing some problems.

If you're just setting off, you'll join the back of the queue at J26.

Watch: 'Rape clause' protest outside Doncaster job centre

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A protest against the so-called "rape clause" has taken place outside the Doncaster job centre.

It limits child benefit to two children unless a woman states that she fell pregnant with a third child after being raped.

Louise Harrison from South Yorkshire Women's Aid criticised Theresa May during the event:

Smoke alarm saves Maltby family from fire

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A family at Maltby in Rotherham have had a lucky escape from a house fire.

A clothes horse fell on electrical equipment in a bedroom at the house on Lansbury Avenue on Thursday afternoon.

Maltby Fire
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Firefighters say a smoke alarm went off allowing the family to escape the blaze.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue is urging people to make sure they have a working smoke alarm.

Your chance to name new Wakefield road

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Giving something a name is a nerve wracking time; a baby name, a band name or a pet. But how do you fancy being responsible for naming a road?

Wakefield Eastern Relief Road.
Wakefield Council

Wakefield Council are asking people to come up with a name for their (rather uncatchily named) Wakefield Eastern Relief Road.

It was opened at the end of April at a cost of £33m and you have until 3 July to send your suggestion to them.

Can I be the first to suggest Roady McRoadface?

Theresa May campaigns in Doncaster 'seat of interest'

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Prime Minister Theresa May has been campaigning in Doncaster this afternoon.

The Conservatives are hoping to attract UKIP voters to help them win Don Valley, which is described as a "seat of interest" by the party.

Theresa May met mums and babies at Kilham Hall in Branton earlier:

Theresa May
AFP/Getty Images

In 2015 Labour's Caroline Flint had a majority of 8,885 votes.

It comes ahead of a debate featuring Mrs May and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in York this evening.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, at J24 for A629.

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic and two lanes closed on M62 westbound at J24, A629 (Ainley Top), because of an accident.

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

Gunshot fired at house in Maltby

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A gunshot has been fired at a house in Maltby near Rotherham.

Officers were called at around 01:00 to a house on the High Street.

High Street, Maltby
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A window was damaged but no one was hurt.

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

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J33 for A630 Catcliffe and J32 for M18.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J33, A630 (Catcliffe) and J32, M18 (Thurcroft), because of a broken down lorry.

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

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J26 for M606 and J27 for M621.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M62 eastbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Katy Perry to play Sheffield

Katy Perry has announced that she'll be coming to Sheffield on her latest tour.

Katy Perry
Getty Images

The Witness Tour will be coming to the UK for seven shows next year.

She'll play the O2 in London on 14 June before gigs in Birmingham, Sheffield, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and Newcastle.

The singer will join Ariana Grande and a string of other big stars including Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Coldplay for the One Love Manchester benefit gig for the victims of the Manchester terror attack this Sunday.

Firefighters 'trekking along' in marathon challenge

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Two North Yorkshire firefighters on a challenge to run 12 marathons over 12 days are making speedy progress.

Marathon runners
BBC

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

The pair set off on Tuesday to run more than 300 miles from York to Chivenor in North Devon and by the end of today will have run more than 100 miles.

Route
Google

Yesterday they ran 29 miles, and on both Wednesday and Thursday they ran 28 miles.

Today, they're running 27 miles from Drumhill Campsite in Derbyshire to Lichfield in Worcestershire. So they're actually running more than a marathon a day!

The two take turns to pull everything they need on a trailer, which Justin tells me has "already experienced a couple of punctures".

He says they're both feeling strong and the worst they've suffered so far is a couple of blisters.

A marathon a day sounds a lot, but you just get in the zone and trek along."

Justin Rowe

Leeds Pride to get even bigger

More of Leeds city centre will feature in this year's Pride event, it's been announced.

Leeds Pride
BBC

The official site will include areas over Leeds Bridge on the River Aire for the first time.

It's the largest such celebration in the country that's completely free, taking place on 5 and 6 August.

About 40,000 people are expected to attend over that weekend.

Watch: For Sale - One 14th century castle, roof may need some work

Fed up with your neighbours? Fancy a change of scene?

How about moving out and buying a castle in North Yorkshire once owned by Richard III?

It even comes with its own house...

At a snip over £1m, it could be your dream home.

However, it looks like you might need to invest in some draught excluders for the castle itself:

Crowds gather for chance to pick up Huddersfield trophy

Today's your chance to get your hands on Huddersfield Town's play-off final trophy.

The silverware is on display at the club's Canalside training complex, four days on from that penalty shoot-out victory over Reading at Wembley which secured Premier League promotion.

Looks like you might have a bit of a wait if you're at the back of the queue though:

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CCTV appeal after woman is punched and racially abused

Police investigating an incident in which a woman was racially abused and then punched at Leeds Railway Station have published a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to.

Man
British Transport Police

It happened on Sunday 21 May at about 17:10 when a man went up to the 19-year-old, racially abused her and then punched her on the left hand side of her face.The man then left the station and walked away towards Boar Lane.

This was a totally unprovoked and violent attack which has left the victim with bruising and swelling."

Det Insp Mick JacksonBritish Transport Police

Watch: Politicians react to South Yorkshire's Big Ben Tour

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

For the last few weeks a cardboard model of Big Ben has been going around South Yorkshire asking for your views ahead of the general election.

Now those opinions have been shared with the candidates in the marginal seat of Penistone and Stocksbridge.

We found out what they have to say:

Leeds commuters lose 16 hours a year

If you spend a chunk of your morning sitting in traffic in Leeds, how much time in a year do you think it takes up?

Traffic in Leeds
BBC

According to research out today, more than two-thirds of commuters in the city spend up to 16 days every year commuting and in delays.

The survey canvassed 1,200 workers and shows 40% drive into Leeds while almost 28% take the bus with everyone else using the train or walking.

Listen: York teen on going back to Manchester for benefit concert

A York teenager, who was at the Manchester Arena when a suicide bomber killed 22 people, says she'll be back in the city to attend a benefit concert for victims.

Maisie, 14, will be among thousands at the Old Trafford cricket ground on Sunday to watch acts including Ariana Grande, Little Mix, Robbie Williams and Justin Bieber in the One Love concert.

She says she decided to go because of the line up and to help her get over the attack:

Yorkshire curlew festival

A festival to raise awareness of the demise of the Curlew is being held in North Yorkshire this weekend.

The North of England Curlew Festival is taking place at Bolton Castle near Leyburn.

Curlew
BBC

According to the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, the UK's breeding curlew population has halved in the last 25 years and there are fears, if the trend continues, it could disappear altogether.

The Curlew weekend will include a series of activities, from guided curlew safaris to an art exhibition, poetry and music.

Sheffield school gets behind their Britain's Got Talent star

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A Sheffield school has given their backing to one of their pupils who's got through to the finals of Britain's Got Talent.

15-year-old Kyle Tomlinson has won praise from the judges for singing Adele songs.

Despite half term, his friend Lewis and teacher Ben Smithard got together with others at Ecclesfield School to show their support.

Kyle will be joined by The Pensionalities a comedy act from Doncaster.

The final of the ITV show will take place tomorrow night.

York 21-gun salute celebrates Queen's 64 years on the throne

The anniversary of the Queen's coronation is due to be celebrated with a 21-gun royal salute in York this lunchtime.

21-gun salute
BBC

Her coronation took place on 2 June 1953 at Westminster Abbey, and the Queen is now the first British monarch to reach a sapphire jubilee.

She became the UK's longest-reigning monarch in 2015, aged 89.

5th Regiment Royal Artillery will fire the guns today, before the playing of the national anthem.

The Band of the Royal Armoured Corps will also perform a marching display through the city.