Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Two in hospital after 'linked' stabbing and shooting in Sheffield
  2. Police face investigation over 999 call from Leeds murder victim
  3. Student's York river death 'accidental'
  4. Sheffield uni student from Huddersfield in court over terror charges
  5. 'Vital' mental health service in York saved from closure
  6. Thomas Christiansen named as new Leeds boss
  7. 'Too expensive' CCTV won't be reinstated in Richmond
  8. Updates on Thursday 15 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Claire Renwick and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

Get involved

Join our live news coverage on Friday

That's all for our coverage of live news on Thursday.

If you would like to join us on Friday, please click here

Challenge Cup 2017: Castleford Tigers' Greg Eden on how to finish acrobatically
Castleford Tigers winger Greg Eden shows why he has topped the scoring charts in Super League this season with a demonstration of how to score an acrobatic try.

Severe disruption: A1(M) West Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A1(M) West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between J41 for M62 and J40 for A1.

A1(M) West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on A1(M) in both directions between J41 M62 and J40 A1, because of a rolling road-block and a vehicle fire.

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

Our five top stories from 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. Sheffield student appears in court over terror charges
  2. Police face investigation over 999 call from murder victim
  3. Christiansen named as new Leeds United head coach
  4. Two in hospital after "linked" stabbing and shooting in Sheffield
  5. Cats rescued from Leeds flat fire

See you tomorrow.

Teenager missing from Selby

Have you seen Danielle Hall from Selby? She's been missing for two weeks.

Danielle Hall
North Yorkshire Police

The 19-year-old has links to York and has been known to sleep rough at times and police say they are very concerned for her safety.

It's possible that Danielle is with her boyfriend, Adrian Fayter, 20, from York, police say.

I would like to make a direct appeal to Danielle: your family and the police are extremely worried about you."

Insp Andy HaighNorth Yorkshire Police

Watch: Swords and sandals as gladiatorial fighting comes to Sheffield

Kat Cowan

Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Calling all gallant knights and fearless ancient warriors...

South Yorkshire has a new battleground where you can prove your mettle.

The parish hall next to St Catherine's Church in Burngreave is the unlikely venue for two gladiatorial fighting arenas:

Ex-vicar facing child sex charges killed himself

A former Bradford vicar who failed to turn up in court to face child sex charges is thought to have killed himself earlier the same day, a coroner has said.

Otters Court
Google

An arrest warrant was issued for Trevor Devamanikkam, 70, when he did not appear at Bradford Magistrates' Court on 6 June.

Police forced entry into his home in Oxfordshire and found him dead, with apparently self-inflicted stab wounds.

The former churchman was accused of abusing a teenage boy. He faced six charges relating to sexual assaults alleged to have taken place between March 1984 and April 1985.

Motorcyclist dies after Barnsley crash

A motorcyclist has died following a crash in Grimethorpe, South Yorkshire.

Springvale Road
Google

It happened on Springvale Road at about 13:40 on Wednesday when a black Suzuki GSXR motorbike was in collision with a white Ford Transit van at the junction with Carbon Court.

The 47-year-old motocyclist died at the scene.

His family have been informed and are receiving support from specially trained officers.

The 32-year-old van driver wasn't hurt.

Blue plaque unveiled to celebrate life of Leeds composer

A blue plaque has been unveiled in Leeds to celebrate the work of Oscar nominee and Emmy Award winner, composer and arranger from the city.

Blue Plaque
BBC

Angela Morley spent the early years of her life living on Kirkstall Road and went on to write the music for The Goon Show, Hancock's Half Hour and Watership Down.

A total of 47 plaques have been unveiled as part of BBC Music Day, recognising pioneering musicians and music venues around the UK.

David Bowie, John Peel, Sandy Denny and The Spiders from Mars have all received blue plaques thanks to nominations made by BBC local radio listeners.

Could Huddersfield Town's promotion mean more jobs for local economy?

Huddersfield Examiner

Managers at Huddersfield's job centre are monitoring how an increase in visitor numbers to the town on matchdays following the Terriers' promotion to the top flight might generate more jobs in areas such as hospitality and stadium security.

Huddersfield Town
Huddersfield Examiner

London student's York river death 'tragic loss of really good life'

A coroner has recorded a verdict of accidental death on a 20-year-old man after he drowned in the River Foss in York last year.

Ethan Peters
North Yorkshire Police

University of York student Ethan Peters, originally from London, was "in good spirits" enjoying a night-out with friends last October, an inquest heard.

Ethan walked off alone across the city at the end of the night and his body was found a week later.

But the inquest heard it was a mystery how Ethan ended up in the river - something his father said would "haunt" the family.

The hearing was told the student had settled well at university and was looking forward to a possible career in the army.

His father described Ethan's death as a "tragic loss of a really good life".

Two in hospital after stabbing and shooting in Sheffield

Two men are recovering in hospital after a shooting and stabbing in Sheffield in the early hours of this morning.

Shooting and stabbing
BBC

It happened in the Wensley Street areaof the city just before 03:40.

A 33-year-old man is in a serious condition in hospital with stab wound injuries and a 21-year-old man is also in hospital with a gunshot wound which is not believed to be life-threatening.

Forensic officers are currently at the scene gathering evidence.

Police say the investigation is "in the early stages" but that the two incidents are linked.

Christiansen 'will take Leeds United to next level'

Leeds United's managing director says new head coach Thomas Christiansen will "take the club to the next level".

Thomas Christiansen
Getty Images

The 44-year-old Dane, a former Spain international, is Leeds' sixth boss since Brian McDermott left in May 2014.

In a statement, Leeds United MD Angus Kinnear says: "We are delighted to make this announcement today as it successfully concludes what has been a thorough and extensive search.

"We wanted to appoint someone who can help us create a winning culture at the club and unite everyone connected with Leeds United.

"Thomas was someone who had been on our radar from the very early stages of the process and quickly established himself as the outstanding candidate.

"We are confident we have found a man with who can work with us to take the club to the next level."

In pictures: Cats 'feline' OK after Leeds rescue

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Sometimes, just sometimes, you see something that makes the world seem a better place...

This is one of those times and I'd urge you to, er, paws for thought.

I give you a fireman giving a kitten oxygen after it was saved from a fire in Leeds:

Cat rescued
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

The cat, one of several, was rescued from the fire in a flat in Middleton Park Circus this afternoon.

No-one was inside the flat, but there were cats - and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service quickly got to work to make sure they were "feline" okay:

Cats
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Leeds duo win gold for GB in Euro Diving Championships

BBC Sport

City of Leeds diving pair Ruby Bower and Phoebe Banks marked their senior international debut by securing Britain's second gold medal at the European Championships in Kiev.

Ruby Bower
Getty Images

Bower, 17, and Banks, 16, scored 299.19 points from their five dives in the 10m synchronised event.

Their success follows individual 10m gold for Lois Toulson on Tuesday.

"This was an exciting competition with a completely surprising end for us," Banks said.

Armed robbers target Yorkshire Bank security guard in Sheffield

Two armed men have robbed a security guard who was carrying a "large amount of cash" from a branch of the Yorkshire Bank in Sheffield.

Yorkshire Bank
Google

It happened in Darnall just before 12:20 yesterday.

The men got away with the cash and police found an empty cash box nearby.

It's not clear if they triggered the anti-theft paint which protects money inside the boxes from theft.

The robbers drove off in a grey Ford Focus, police say.

Growing fears over missing Bradford woman

Police say they're becoming "increasingly concerned" about a woman who's been missing from her home in Bradford since Wednesday.

Paula Pickles
West Yorkshire Police

Paula Pickles, 55, was last seen at her home in Idle in the early hours of yesterday morning.

She's described as about 5ft tall with dark curly hair which is shoulder length.

Det Insp Ryan Bragg says: "It is out of character for her to go missing and I would appeal to Paula or anyone who sees Paula to contact police."

Calling 999 for the wrong reason is just nuts

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

To my my knowledge, squirrels are usually quite good on wires...

View more on twitter

Breathe easy? Clean Air Day in Leeds

Today is National Clean Air Day, the day we've all been encouraged to ditch our cars and travel about on public transport or under our own steam.

Flower car
BBC

If you're about in Leeds today you might spot this - a rather sad looking Triumph GT6 with lots of flowers coming out of it.

Although this might make classic car lovers feel a bit uncomfortable, the reasons behind it are very important.

The EU has given the UK a final warning on air pollution, with official limits being breached in Leeds repeatedly.

About 400,000 Europeans die from polluted air every year, according to the EU.

'New' image of missing Ben Needham 'won't be used by police'

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

The police officer in charge of the search for missing Ben Needham has said his team won't be using "new" images of the Sheffield toddler as part of any investigation.

Images of Ben Needham
University of Bradford

Ben, from Sheffield, was 21 months old when he disappeared on the Greek island of Kos in 1991.

South Yorkshire Police say officers "will not be utilising" images created by researchers at Bradford University using a technique they believe is more accurate than that used by police.

Det Insp Jon Cousins adds that he still believes Ben died in a "tragic incident" while on Kos.

It is still my professional belief that Ben died as a result of a tragic incident at the farmhouse involving heavy machinery on that day. We will continue to support Ben’s family and the Greek authorities with any future valid information which may come to light."

Det Insp Jon Cousins

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J40 for A638 Ossett and J41 for A650.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J40, A638 (Ossett) and J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

'Too expensive' CCTV won't be reinstated in Richmond

A system of CCTV cameras removed from Richmond town centre in 2014 after it was deemed too expensive is unlikely to be reinstated, it's been confirmed.

CCTV
BBC

Members of Richmondshire District Council have agreed to recommend to full council that the authority should not redeploy cameras in Richmond's market place.

The cameras were decommissioned after 14 years when the district council, Richmond Town Council and local businesses decided they could not afford to continue to run and monitor them.

A review discovered a new system would cost £39,500 to install and almost £30,000 per year to operate and monitor.

District council deputy leader Ian Threlfall says: "Crime is relatively low in Richmond town centre and the town is recognised as a safe place to live."

Travel update: Congestion in Leeds city centre

BBC News Travel

Traffic in the centre of Leeds is going very slowly this afternoon. This is the scene in Boar Lane:

Boar Lane
BBC

Vicar Lane, near the Victoria Gate shopping centre, is still closed after a bus hit an elderly man at lunchtime.

Traffic around the city centre is very slow, compounded by the roadworks at the Eastgate roundabout.

Sheffield student appears in court over terror charges

A university student from Huddersfield has appeared in court charged with preparing terrorist acts and possessing terrorist documents.

Terror Raid
BBC

Mohammed Abbas Awan, 24, who studies dentistry in Sheffield, was arrested earlier this month along with his brother Umar Awan, who was later released without charge.

Mr Awan is charged with conducting research into steel ballbearings, sling shots and cold steel knives as part of what the prosecution allege was early attack planning.

He is also alleged to have been in possession of a recording of an al-Qaeda training camp showing weapons training.

Mr Awan, who spoke only to confirm his name, age and address, was remanded in custody and will appear at the Old Bailey on 30 June.

Tower fire review should happen 'without delay' - John Healey MP

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

New safety measures should be brought in straight away following a massive fire at a block of flats in London, says shadow housing minister and Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey.

Fire scene
Getty Images

At least 17 people died when flames ripped through Grenfell Tower in North Kensington in the early hours of Wednesday.

More than 30 people are still in hospital - 17 are in a critical condition

Earlier, the fire service said rescuers didn't expect to find any more survivors.

The government don't need to wait. They can act on recommendations they had four years ago."

John HealeyShadow housing minister

BBC Weather Watchers: Huddersfield man spots spectacular GB-shaped cloud

BBC Weather Watchers

How about this for a great spot?

BBC Weather Watcher Golcar Matt sent this in last night taken in the skies over the East Midlands.

Who said the future of the UK is up in the air just now?:

Weather Watcher
BBC

Former Spain international Christiansen takes reins at Elland Road

More on the news that Leeds United have a new head coach with the appointment of former Apoel Nicosia manager Thomas Christiansen.

Thomas Christiansen
Getty Images

The former Spain international, 44, has signed a deal to replace Garry Monk, who left Elland Road in May.

Christiansen led Apoel to the Cypriot First Division title and the Europa League last 16 in 2016-17, which was his sole season in charge.

The former Barcelona striker is Leeds' sixth boss since Brian McDermott left in May 2014.

Man hit by bus in Leeds city centre

A man has been hit by a bus in Leeds city centre.

Bus crash
BBC

The road is closed and police are at the scene.

It happened at about 13:15 on Vicar Lane, just near the Victoria Quarter and the Victoria Gate shopping centre.

An elderly man was taken to hospital with "potentially serious injuries".

The road is still closed between the Headrow and Kirkgate, with buses being diverted up Eastgate and St Peters Street.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

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

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on M62 eastbound at J24, A629 (Ainley Top), because of an accident involving two cars and a van earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is ten minutes.

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

Watch: Rehearsing women's rights - Suffragettes take to York streets

Chants, speeches and marching have been heard and seen outside York Minster this week.

Here's why. Hundreds of people have been rehearsing for a forthcoming community event about the Suffragettes:

York Theatre Royal's Community Production of "Everything is Possible: the York Suffragettes" starts on Tuesday 20 June.

Police face investigation over 999 call from murder victim

West Yorkshire Police is to face an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) into how they reacted to a 999 call made by a murder victim, four days before she was found dead.

Sinead Wooding
West Yorkshire Police

Sinead Wooding, 26, was found in woodland at Alwoodley Crags in Leeds on 14 May.

The force referred the matter to the IPCC as she had made a 999 call on 10 May.

The IPCC is to investigate their response to this call, and what officers did next.

A man and woman have been charged with her murder, and another man and woman have been charged with assisting an offender.

This investigation is in its very early stages but we have already outlined a number of lines of inquiry."

IPCC Spokesperson

Mental health 'vital service' saved from closure

On the same day we learn plans for a new mental health hospital in York have been given the go-ahead, it's also been announced a "vital service" in York, which helps people with mental health issues, has been saved from closure.

Pathways
BBC

York Pathways helps reduce the demand on emergency services, by offering free support to adults experiencing mental distress.

It helps people who have complex needs, such as substance misuse issues or a history of offending during an episode of mental distress, those who are in frequent contact with police and emergency services or are at risk of becoming so.

The service was facing imminent closure earlier this year, due to lack of funding, but a range of agencies have now come together to save it.

We're delighted that our Pathways team are able to continue their vital work and keep helping people in York."

Liz FeltonTogether York Pathways project