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  1. World Championship cycling comes to Yorkshire
  2. Calls for 'Hillsborough Law' by families of 96 killed football fans
  3. More police in Sheffield after gang fights
  4. People in parts of York to do more to prevent flooding
  5. Sheffield man jailed after gun found in rabbit hutch
  6. Police officers nominated for bravery award
  7. Updates on Thursday 29 June 2017

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By Andrew Barton

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Castleford Tigers celebrate

Luke Gale's accuracy from the tee proves decisive as Super League leaders Castleford Tigers edge out Hull FC.

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That's all from Thursday...

Those are all the updates for Thursday 29 June.

Want to get all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Friday 30 June 2017?

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Hamidullah Qadri

Derbyshire break their two-year Championship drought as 16-year-old debutant Hamidullah Qadri spins Glamorgan out for 172.

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Our five top stories today

Well 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. Millions expected to flock to Yorkshire cycling event
  2. Calls for 'Hillsborough Law' by families of 96 killed football fans
  3. York flood plan tells people to help protect their own homes
  4. Suspect arrested after hiding under bed
  5. Tramlines tickets 'almost gone'

See you tomorrow

Construction of the Shimmer estate in Mexborough - photo taken November 2016

Residents are being offered a minimum of £30,000 to stay in their homes on the HS2 route in South Yorkshire.

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Listen: Police on streets in Burngreave

Howard Pressman

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

We've been telling you about South Yorkshire Police's decision to put a dedicated team in the Burngreave area of Sheffield.

It follows a rise in community tensions and an increase in crime.

Lee Kayne is the Burngreave Problem Solving Team Sergeant for the force and told me how the team will look:

Rugby coach jailed for filming in changing rooms

A rugby coach has been jailed for molesting young boys and secretly filming them in changing rooms.

David Simmons
Met Police

David Simmons, 26, formerly of Sheffield, planted covert cameras in clocks and a shower gel bottle to film teenage rugby players undress. Nearly 500 videos were found at his Ashford home.

Simmons pleaded guilty to 17 sexual offences, including sexually assaulting boys under the age of 13.

He was jailed for three years and eight months at Southwark Crown Court.

The completed mural

Athena Rising reaches more than 150ft (46m) and is described as the UK's tallest street art.

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HS2 residents offered cash incentive

Charlotte Rose

BBC Radio Sheffield Political Reporter

Residents of a newly-built housing estate in South Yorkshire which is due to be on or near the government's preferred route of the High Speed Two rail line have been offered cash to stay in their homes.

HS2 artist impression

The government has said the 140 residents of the Shimmer Estate in Mexborough can apply for a minimum of £30,000 if they want to stay, which is equivalent to 10% of their property value or a £30,000 minimum.

I recognise that this is a difficult time for Shimmer residents and I would like to thank them for their patience and reassure them they will be treated fairly and with compassion."

Paul MaynardTransport Minister
Shay McCartan

Bradford City sign Accrington Stanley forward Shay McCartan for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

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I can see you!! Suspect fails to leg it from police

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Some criminals are devious, coldly calculating and dangerously clever.

Some however are not, like this suspect in Halifax who tried to hide under a bed to escape police.

Man under bed
West Yorkshire Police

Officers say that they went to a man's house to arrest him as part of an ongoing operation across Calderdale and this was the spot he chose to try and hide in.

Turns out it was a bad choice as the 30-year-old, who was wanted after he failed to appear at court for burglary offences, didn't do a very good job of concealing himself.

West Yorkshire Police said on Facebook: "You will not be surprised to find out that yes we did find him - he will not be winning any awards for hide and seek champion soon!!!"

Watch: Tramlines tickets 'almost gone'

Christian Carlisle

Introducing Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Sheffield's annual Tramlines Music Festival is now three weeks away.

There will be over 70 acts playing across the weekend including All Saints, Primal Scream and The Libertines.

Here's a preview of what's in-store for 2017:


The County Championship match between Yorkshire and Surrey ends in a draw after the fourth day is washed out.

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Missing teenager from Leeds found in Germany

A Leeds teenager who had gone missing in Germany has been found safe and well. Joshua Tummons, 19, had not been seen or heard from for 10 days.

Search for man, 80, missing in Sheffield

Have you seen 80-year-old Dennis Webb? He's been missing from his Sheffield home all day.

Dennis Webb
South Yorkshire Police

Dennis was last seen at about 09:15 at his home in Ecclesall Road South.

When his wife returned home this afternoon, Dennis was not there.

Dennis was wearing navy blue trousers and a zip up coat. He may also be carrying or using a walking stick, and wearing glasses.

Vandal damages 29 cars at dealership

A used car showroom in the village of Kirk Hammerton in North Yorkshire has been hit by a vandal who has caused about £29,000 of damage.

North Yorkshire Police

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about it

The 29 cars are thought to have been been damaged at around 22:30 on Sunday 4 June at Yorkshire Vehicle Solutions.

The damage totals about £1,000 of paintwork damage to each car.

Castle Howard in Bloom 'adds to opulence'

Joanita Musisi

BBC Radio York

The opening day of the Castle Howard in Bloom is underway.

Now in its fourth year it's described as a "floral displays adding to the opulence" of the stately home.

Organiser, Catherine Gledhill told me what visitors can expect:

New TV drama is being filmed in Sheffield by This Is England's Shane Meadows

Sheffield Star

Acclaimed film director Shane Meadows is shooting a new TV drama in Sheffield and he's looking for extras to feature in the programme.

New TV show being filmed in Sheffield
Sheffield Star

European funding for TV and film projects in Yorkshire

The government's given an assurance European funding for TV and film projects in Yorkshire will continue up to 2020.

The issue's been raised in the House of Commons today by Labour MP for Batley and Spen, Tracy Brabin.

She says Yorkshire's film and TV industry is growing faster than anywhere else in the UK:

Teenage man raped in Rotherham

Police in Rotherham have released a CCTV image of a man the want to speak to after an 18-year-old man was raped last week.

South Yorkshire Police

Officers say that it happened at about 00:10 on 22 June, when the victim was walking in the Moorgate Street area of the town centre.

Police have been reviewing CCTV footage to track the victim's movements and are urging anyone who may know the man in the picture to get in touch.

We are continuing to offer support to the man and are trying to work with him to gather as much information as possible."

PC Dawn MurraySouth Yorkshire Police

Worker killed in crane collapse was 'devoted daddy'

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

The family of a father-of-three who was killed when a crane collapsed in Crewe say he "touched the hearts of everyone who knew him".

The collapse scene

David Newall, 36, from Bradford was one of two building site workers who died at the site in Dunwoody Way on 21 June.

The other was Rhys Barker, 18, from Castleford - post-mortem tests found they died from crush injuries. Cheshire Police and the Health and Safety Executive are still investigating.

David Newall
Cheshire Police

In a statement, Mr Newall's family says he would "do anything for anyone" and was a "devoted daddy" to his three children.

They add that they want to thank all the emergency services who responded on the night and for the support they've had since.

Cannabis plants seized in Wakefield raid

This is the scene that greeted police when they raided a house on the outskirts of Wakefield this morning

Cannabis farm
West Yorkshire Police

They found a large cannabis farm on Coronation Street in Wrenthorpe just after midnight.

Officers had a report of "suspicious activity" at the house and found the plants throughout the house.

The plants were seized and are ready to be destroyed.

Man left with leg injury in York stabbing

Armed officers were called to an area of York yesterday afternoon after "reports of a violent disturbance."

Hope street

It happened at 14:30 on Hope Street in the city.

A man was taken to hospital for treatment to a leg injury.

Officers say that a man in his 30s was arrested in connection with a suspected stabbing incident.

Clay faces hung to deter Selby fly-tippers

New clay ‘faces’ are being installed at fly tipping hotspots across the Selby district in the hope of deterring fly-tippers.

Selby District Council

The faces were created as part of the larger Don’t be a Waster – Reduce, Reuse, Respect campaign to deter fly tippers in the district.

The District Council says similar projects elsewhere have seen a reduction in littering by as much as 30%.

This has been an inventive way to work with a local community group to help tackle behaviour we all find disgraceful."

Cllr Richard Musgrave

Travel update: Broken down bus causing problems in Leeds

BBC News Travel

Just in case you were about to hop on a bus in Leeds city centre:

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Man arrested after two weeks on the run

A man who has been on the run from the police for two weeks and who caused a school to go into lockdown while officers searched for him has been arrested.

Daniel Brown
West Yorkshire Police

Daniel Brown, 22, was arrested in Wakefield last night after giving officers the slip when he was receiving treatment in hospital.

A 20-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were also arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender. 

Brown was arrested as a direct result of information from the public following our previous appeal and we are very grateful for that assistance."

Det Insp Phil JacksonWest Yorkshire Police

Hillsborough: 96th victim's family 'hugely disappointed' over charge decision

The family of Tony Bland, the Keighley labourer who was fatally injured during the Hillsborough disaster and died aged 22 almost four years later, have said they are "hugely disappointed" at the decision not to charge David Duckenfield with his manslaughter.

Tony Bland
Hillsborough Inquests

Ninety-six Liverpool fans were fatally injured in a crush during the FA Cup semi-final held at Sheffield Wednesday's stadium on 15 April 1989.

Yesterday, the Crown Prosecution Service announced an intention to charge Mr Duckenfield, a former chief superintendant who was match commander on the day, with 95 charges of manslaughter by gross negligence.

Prosecutors said the law at the time meant if a person died more than one year and one day after they were fatally injured, no-one could be charged in relation to their death.

In a statement, Mr Bland's family said:

Whilst we are hugely disappointed with the exclusion of Tony from the manslaughter charge against David Duckenfield by the CPS, our relief for the families of the other 95 men, women and children outweigh our personal frustrations.

Justice has been achieved following the inquests, when the jury returned the verdict of all 96 victims being unlawfully killed at Hillsborough, and nothing will ever change that.

We will continue to support the other families on the journey for accountability, despite Tony being excluded from the prosecution of David Duckenfield.

We ask you to keep Tony in your thoughts as we move on through the next process for accountability.

One hundred Yorkshire Water jobs at risk in Bradford and Barnsley

One hundred jobs are at risk because Yorkshire Water has decided to pull out of the business service side of their operations.

Getty Images

Yorkshire Water say they will "exit the non-household retail market" which could affect employees in Bradford and Barnsley.

The company says it only wants to provide services to residential customers in future - and plans to sell off its business division.

Live: 1,000 school children march to celebrate Jo Cox

More than 1,000 children are taking part in Step into the Future at Batley Bulldogs' stadium, in memory of the late Jo Cox MP.

If you can't be there, why not take a quick look live on Facebook:

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Happy birthday to Sheffield's Botanical Gardens

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Sheffield's Botanical Gardens is 181 years old today!

Here's a picture of how it once looked:

Sheffield Botanical Gardens from 1836
Pictures Sheffield

The iconic landmark is gearing up to host this weekend's Music in the Gardens, so if you're going there to see the Bootleg Beatles, 10cc or the Night of Music from the Movies over the next three nights, make sure you raise a glass to the venue.

Dame Judi Dench’s childhood Teddy comes home to Yorkshire

A much loved teddy bear that belonged to Dame Judi Dench during her childhood in York has come home.

Newby Hall

'Bear' is holidaying in North Yorkshire this summer, at the world's largest collection of famous teddy bears on display at Newby Hall, near Ripon.

It's the most recent addition to the collection which is on permanent loan to the Newby Hall Charitable Trust, near Ripon, from broadcaster Gyles Brandreth.

Dame Judi’s ‘Bear’ is joined by another new arrival belonging to actor, Thelma Ruby, whose bear is an original 1958 Sooty presented to her by Harry Corbett himself, after she starred with him at the Leeds City Varieties.

Gyles Brandreth is pictured above welcoming Dame Judi Dench’s ‘Bear’ to the collection.

Bake it Better 2017

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Schools, offices and coffee groups across Sheffield are enjoying a treat or two today to help raise some 'dough' for Sheffield Children's Hospital.

The annual Bake it Better campaign takes place each June and every penny raised goes to the charity to help pay for enhancements that aren't available on the NHS.

Here's some bits that we've had in so far:

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Sheffield man jailed for five years for holding a firearm

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

A sawn-off shotgun hidden in an empty rabbit hutch on an allotment plot in Sheffield, has resulted in a 21-year-old being sent to prison for five years.

Jack Brook of Penrith Road, was charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, after police executed a warrant at allotment plots in Shirecliffe in August last year.

Left Jack Brooks. Right firearm discovered on the allotment.
South Yorkshire Police

South Yorkshire Police discovered the weapon and a box of ammunition at one of the plots, plus it became apparent the plots were being used to breed dogs, as 21 puppies, 13 German Shepherds and eight Collies, all less than eight-weeks old, were also found in poor conditions.

The puppies have since been re-homed by the RSPCA.

I'm pleased Brook is behind bars and a dangerous weapon is now off the streets, out of circulation and unable to fall into anyone else's hands"

DC Steve HemsleySouth Yorkshire Police

Killamarsh Sport Centre currently closed

Oli Constable

BBC Radio Sheffield

A sport centre in south Sheffield has been forced to close due to a "critical issue' with the water system.

Facebook post from Killamarsh Sports Centre
Facebook/Killamarsh Sports Centre

Killamarsh Parish Council, which manages the sports centre, has apologised for any inconvenience and has asked customers to call on Friday morning for an update on opening times.

BreakingTotley tree protest latest

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

Earlier we brought you news that people had gathered in the Totley area of Sheffield to protest against tree felling on Abbeydale Park Rise.

However, the Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dore and Totley, Joe Otten has just posted this on social media:

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We'll keep you updated on BBC Radio Sheffield with any further developments.

Severe accident: A66 North Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A66 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, at Moor Lane.

A66 North Yorkshire - A66 in Ravensworth blocked, queuing traffic and delays in both directions at the Moor Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

Chris O'Grady

League Two side Chesterfield sign striker Chris O'Grady after his release by Brighton.

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Chain gang makes tracks for Yorkshire

On the day when some big news for cycling in Yorkshire is announced - the county's been named as the location for one of the most prestigious events on the road cycling calendar - Craven Council has been quick to give their own regular two-wheeled race a mention.

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