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Summary

  1. Teenager dies after falling from a building in Leeds
  2. Sheffield radio station licence suspended after 'controversial lectures'
  3. Safety talks after four deaths on A64 in two incidents
  4. Prince Harry on second day of visit to West Yorkshire
  5. Two men charged in connection with Sheffield stabbing
  6. New David Hockney exhibition opens in Bradford
  7. Updates on Friday 7 July 2017

Live Reporting

By Elly Fiorentini, Katie Galbraith and Shahid Hussain

All times stated are UK

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Today's top five Yorkshire stories

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

That's all from us for today and, indeed, for this week.

We'll be back at 06:30 on Monday with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across Yorkshire.

Meanwhile, let's take a look back at some of the main stories from today:

  1. Tributes are left to a Leeds teenager who died after falling from a building
  2. A Scarborough man is sentenced to 13 years for manslaughter
  3. A Sheffield radio station is suspended over "terror talks"
  4. Weekend rail strike to hit passengers across Yorkshire
  5. And Prince Harry gets some special sweets on his tour of West Yorkshire

'Loud cough not cause for 999 call' - Police

Here are the latest tweets from West Yorkshire Police's contact centre.

Staff there are on a mission to warn people that some calls to 999 just shouldn't be made:

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A64

Investment to improve the A64 between York, Malton and Scarborough is critical, a campaign group says.

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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.

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on M62 westbound between J27, M621 (Gildersome) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of an accident involving Lorry and two cars.

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

Watch: 1985 meets 2017 as Back to the Future comes to Leeds

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

A Hollywood classic is getting a unique screening in Leeds later this month.

Back To The Future is the 1985 sci-fi adventure comedy which starred Michael J Fox.

But it'll always be remembered for the car which was the film's ultimate star.

And the famous DeLorean has been in Leeds today ahead of Opera North's live screening of the movie:

Four years behind bars for Rotherham sneak-in burglar

A sneak-in burglar from Rotherham has been sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court to four years in jail after being found guilty of breaking into a property in the town last October.

Neil Bulcroft
South Yorkshire Police

The court heard that Neil Bulcroft, 42, of no fixed address, used an open window to break into a property in Herringthorpe on Friday 28 October 2016.

He stole a haul of items including digital equipment, cash and clothing.

He was arrested in January this year after officers used forensic evidence to link him to the property.

Listen: What would Prince Harry look like 'as a jelly'?

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

On the final part of his two-day tour of West Yorkshire, Prince Harry has met workers at the Haribo sweet factory in Castleford.

During the visit, Harry was presented with a specially made box of sweets called Harry Mix.

The company's UK works director, Frank Windmann, said he had prepared a very special sweet for the royal:

Renewed appeal after fatal collision in Sheffield

Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses after a collision in Sheffield last weekend in which one man died and another man was seriously hurt.

Station Road, Halfway
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Karl Marsden, 25, suffered fatal injuries in the crash which happened on Station Road, Halfway, at about 23:40 on Saturday 1 July.

Police say they'd like to talk to the drivers or passengers of a white Nissan Juke and a silver hatchback which were travelling in the opposite direction to the black Vauxhall Zafira which crashed into a barrier.

Two men, aged 31 and 25, have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and have been released under investigation as enquiries continue.

Rail strike to hit passengers across Yorkshire

Train passengers across North, South and West Yorkshire are to be hit by further action by striking union members.

Northern train
Northern Rail

Arriva Rail North staff will walk out for three days from tomorrow.

The RMT union is in dispute with the companies over driver-only-operated trains, which it says would be unsafe and lead to widespread job losses.

Sharon Keith, regional director at Northern, said: "We are doing everything we can to keep our customers on the move during the three days of industrial action affecting our network."

Northern said it expected to run more than 40% of its timetable and it would have additional rail replacement buses.

Police release picture of Leeds death fall teenager

The first picture of 14-year-old Mylo Johnstone, who died yesterday after falling through the roof of a disused building in Leeds, has been released by police:

Mylo Johnstone
West Yorkshire Police

Officers believe Mylo, from Bramley, went on to the site on Wyther Lane in Kirkstall with friends last night.

Forensic teams, the Health and Safety Executive and Leeds City Council are now working with detectives to work out what happened.

Tribute messages left at the gates outside the warehouse complex describe Mylo as a "lovely lad" who will be "sorely missed".

'Higher petrol price could fund public sector worker pay rise' - MP

Richard Edwards

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

Putting up the price of petrol has been suggested by a West Yorkshire Conservative MP as a way of funding a pay increase for public sector workers.

The Prime Minister's ruled out scrapping the 1% cap although some members of her cabinet have suggested it could be lifted.

But speaking on BBC Radio Leeds this afternoon, Elmet and Rothwell MP Alec Shelbrooke has suggested five pence on a litre of petrol as a possible way ahead:

Money laundering arrest in Barnsley

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

A man's been arrested in Barnsley on suspicion of money laundering offences.

Cash totalling about £5,000 was also seized when police carried out a warrant at a house in Hopwood Street this morning.

The arrested man has since been released under investigation as enquiries continue, police say.

CCTV appeal after leather jackets costing thousands stolen in York

CCTV images have been issued of two men police want to speak to about the theft of two leather jackets.

CCTV image one
North Yorkshire Police

Officers believe two men entered the Robert Smart Menswear store on Low Petergate In York on Saturday 1 July.

They distracted the shop assistant before leaving the store with the leather jackets, worth £2,098, without making any attempt to pay for them.

CCTV image two
North Yorkshire Police

Anyone with information about the identity of the two men in the pictures is being asked to contact police.

Sheffield winner of BBC gardening show sees allotment 'trashed'

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

The former winner of the BBC's Big Allotment Challenge has been pouring out his frustrations on Twitter.

Sheffield gardener Rob Smith, who won the competition back in 2015, says his South Yorkshire allotment has been "absolutely trashed" by vandals:

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North Yorkshire road named after Blind Jack of Knaresborough

Part of the Harrogate Bypass has been named after one of Britain's greatest civil engineers who was from North Yorkshire.

Knaresborough Town Crier with the Mayors of Knaresborough and Harrogate
Harrogate Borough Council

John Metcalf, commonly known as Blind Jack Of Knaresborough, constructed roads across the north of England between 1752 and 1791 along with his team of over 400 workers.

Next month marks the 300th anniversary of his birth and now part of the A658 southern bypass has been named John Metcalf Way in recognition of his work.

Tributes left to Leeds death fall teenager

Charles Heslett

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Flowers have been left near the site in Leeds where a 14-year-old died after falling from a building.

tribute flowers with message
BBC

Teenager Mylo Johnstone, from Bramley, fell through the roof of a disused building at Wyther Lane in Kirkstall yesterday.

Forensic teams, the Health and Safety Executive and Leeds City Council are now working with detectives to work out what happened.

Wyther Lane in Kirkstall.
BBC

The teenager's death follows similar recent incidents in Leeds where two boys were seriously injured in falls at disused buildings.

A 12-year-old boy was seriously hurt at a disused factory in Modder Avenue, Armley, just over two weeks ago.

And a 13-year-old boy was seriously injured at a derelict building in Ninelands Lane, Garforth, in May.

How YOU doin'? FriendsFest lands in Sheffield

Jenny Eells

Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Fans of the classic US comedy Friends can get their fix of the top TV show in Sheffield today.

Cast of Friends
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The FriendsFest has arrived in Hillsborough Park in homage to the series which lasted from 1994 to 2004 and made household names of cast members such as Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer.

The event includes a full scale replica of Joey and Chandler's apartment set and memorabilia and props from the show. You can even grab a coffee in Central Perk...

The happy world of Harry-bo! Prince visits sweet factory in Cas

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Prince Harry is on the second and final day of his West Yorkshire trip and has stopped off for some sweets for the long journey home.

The Prince has visited the Haribo sweet factory in Castleford, which employs more than 700 people.

During the visit, Harry was presented with a specially made box of sweets called "Harry Mix":

Prince Harry at the Haribo factory
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Prince Harry meets workers at the Haribo factory
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Prince Harry at the Haribo factory
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Listen: Poetry in motion in Harrogate

Yorkshire poet Ian McMillan has been in Harrogate today on one of his famous early morning strolls.

The Bard of Barnsley and Twitter's Poet Laureate has been tweeting some first-thing-in-the-morning stroll poems, which are being turned into songs from composer Richard Barnard.

The event is called Poetry in Motion and is all part of Harrogate International Festivals:

Bradford community 'in crisis' after crime spree

Businesses in one part of Bradford say they're a community in crisis after a spate of break-ins.

Broken window at sweet shop in Wyke
BBC

The independent shops and cafes in Wyke say the thefts are threatening their livelihoods.

They say they've been targeted 26 times in recent months and the last attack was on Wednesday this week.

Thousands of pounds have been stolen from gift shops, sweet shops, local cafes, and the fish and chip shop.

Police say they've increased the number of PCSOs in Wyke in the last six months and that burglary and anti-social behaviour are a problem.

A business forum meeting has been organised between police and owners and plain clothes officers are in the area, according to the West Yorkshire force.

Severe disruption: M621 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M621 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J4 for .

M621 West Yorkshire - M621 exit slip road closed westbound at J4, Hunslet Distributor, because of barrier repairs. Diversion in operation.

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

Wakefield man charged with making explosives at home

A 42-year-old man has appeared in court charged with making an explosive substance at his home in Wakefield.

Vladimir Madle of Westgate, Wakefield, is also charged with two drugs offences, possessing an offensive weapon and possession of an explosive substance.

It comes after army bomb disposal officers carried out controlled explosions at the house in June.

He's due back in court next month.

'Tag' the Jack Russell locked in cage and dumped in Leeds field

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

The RSPCA is investigating after a frightened terrier was locked in a cage and left in a field in West Yorkshire.

The brown and white Jack Russell was shut inside the pale blue metal crate in a field off Sissons Road, in Leeds, on Wednesday afternoon:

Tag the Jack Russell in a cage
RSPCA

The dog is thought to be around four years old and had a microchip, which revealed his name as Tag, but the registered contact details were out-of-date.

Tag the Jack Russell
RSPCA

Poor little Tag was quite skinny and had a very dirty coat and long, overgrown claws. I hope someone may recognise Tag or the cage and will get in touch with us so we can find out more about where this little guy has come from."

Insp Kris WalkerRSPCA

Royal visit continues at Leeds Children's Hospital

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Prince Harry has been meeting staff, patients and their families during a visit to Leeds Children's Hospital, on the second day of his two-day visit to the city.

Prince Harry at Leeds CHildren's Hospital
PA

His visit is in support of WellChild, a charity that works with children suffering from serious illnesses or life-altering conditions.

Prince Harry at Leeds Children's hospital
PA

The Prince also made time for a couple of souvenir pictures for staff and families

Prince Harry poses for pictures at Leeds Children's Hospital
PA

Horse rescued by South Yorkshire firefighters

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

It was one of the more unusual jobs for Thorne and Adwick firefighters in South Yorkshire this week.

Hope the horse still has a sense of humour:

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Update: Police name teenager who died after falling through roof

A 14-year-old who died after falling through the roof of a disused building in Leeds has been named by police as Mylo Johnstone.

Police believe Mylo from Bramley went onto the site on Wyther Lane in Kirkstall with friends last night.

He died at the scene as a result of his injuries.

Scarborough man sentenced to 13 years for manslaughter

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A man has been jailed for 13 years for the manslaughter of a man in Scarborough.

Shaun Atkinson, 49,(pictured top) was found dead with serious injuries at his home on St Johns Avenue on 27 December 2016.

Shaun Atkinson
North Yorkshire Police

Barry Rewcroft, 51, of Raincliffe Avenue in Scarborough,(pictured below) was cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter following a two week trial.

His son, Ruben Botterill Rewcroft, 20, was also acquitted of murder following the trial at Leeds Crown Court.

Barry Rewcroft jailed for 13 years for manslaughter
North Yorkshire Police

Sheffield and Leeds among UK cities with highest debts

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

How much debt are you in? New research says people living in Sheffield have average debts of £15,000 from credit cards and loans.

Pile of coins
payplan

The national average is £13,000.

Exeter tops the list, with an average of £20,000 owed in consumer debts, while in Leeds that figure is £17,000.

Severe accident: A59 North Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A59 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between Pool Lane and Marston Lane.

A59 North Yorkshire - A59 York Road in Kirk Hammerton blocked and queuing traffic in both directions between Skip Bridge and the Marston Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

Traffic and travel: Major delays near Skipton after collision

A head-on collision on the A59 at Skipton has lead to the road being closed both ways between the B6265 Grassington Road/Raikes Road and the A6131, causing big delays to traffic.

Emergency services are on scene.

The road was already heavily congested with temporary traffic lights causing delays, so you may well want to try and avoid the area completely for at least the next few hours:

Area where the accident has happened
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'What a lovely man!' - Prince Harry's visit to Leeds

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Prince Harry is on the second and final day of his West Yorkshire tour and today he's visited the home of a seriously ill five-year-old boy in Leeds.

Prince Harry with Oliver Rooney
Getty Images

Harry met Oliver Rooney, his family and a group of volunteers who are transforming his garden into a safe play space for WellChild's 300th Helping Hands project.

Oliver's mother, Elizabeth, told the Prince her son was previously unable to access the garden safely without constant close supervision and could not play with his brothers.

Harry in the garden of Oliver Rooney
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Harry sat in the living room of family and chatted to Oliver and his four brothers about school and their sleeping arrangements.

Harry in the living room of Oliver Rooney
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What a lovely man. The way he interacted with the boys was fantastic and he put us all at ease. Previously, Oliver has had to be kept away from the other boys because of the condition of the garden at the bottom. Now we're all going to be able to play together. With a family of five boys, that's really important, and important for Oliver too."

Elizabeth McOmish-Rooney

Teenager dies after falling from a building in Leeds

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

A 14-year-old boy has died after falling from a disused building in Leeds.

The teenager was with friends at the site on Wyther Lane in Kirkstall last night when he fell through the roof and into the abandoned building, say police.

The death of the young boy follows two similar recent incidents in Leeds where two boys were seriously injured in falls at disused buildings.

A 12-year-old boy was seriously injured at a disused factory in Modder Avenue, Armley, just over two weeks ago.

A 13-year-old boy was seriously injured at a derelict building in Ninelands Lane, Garforth, in May.

We fully appreciate that young people can find sites such as this interesting and want to explore them. While we would never seek to blame the young people involved in these recent incidents for what has happened we do need to remind young people of the potential dangers of entering abandoned buildings and other places, such as building sites, and we hope parents will assist us by reinforcing that message to their children."

Det Insp Phil JacksonLeeds District CID
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