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  1. 'Life-changing' injuries for man and woman after stabbing
  2. Tributes to boy who died after being injured in under-14s rugby match
  3. Legal challenge over inquest of Leeds teacher Ann Maguire
  4. Civil injunctions against Sheffield tree protesters
  5. Leeds hospice in UK first for care
  6. Unemployment down in Yorkshire
  7. 'People's Powerhouse' event in Doncaster
  8. Burberry scraps plans to move into historic Leeds building
  9. Brass band plays outside Barnsley Hospital to cheer up patient
  10. Sun set to shine on second day of Great Yorkshire Show
  11. Live updates on Wednesday 12 July

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That's all from Wednesday

Those are all the updates from Wednesday 12 July.

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Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J42 for M62 and J41 for A650.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J42, M62 (Lofthouse) and J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of pedestrians in the road.

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

Teacher and class

David Rhodes

BBC News

Figures show that of 510,000 state-funded teachers in England, 68,000 were drawn from an ethnic minority background.

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Ice cream opera launches in Bradford

The opera tells the story of two rival ice cream companies, in Yorkshire dialect.

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 - Slow traffic on M1 southbound between J35, A629 (Rotherham) and J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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. 'Life-changing' injuries for man and woman after stabbing
  2. Ann Maguire inquest: Family launch review over evidence
  3. Civil injunctions against Sheffield tree protesters
  4. Oh Daisy! Cow gets stuck in the rocks
  5. Great Yorkshire Show: day two

See you tomorrow.

Yorkshire locations part of new school scheme

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Three Yorkshire locations are to be part of a new government scheme designed to help prospects for young people.

Doncaster, Bradford and Scarborough have been selected along with nine other towns and cites across the country, to receive help from the chief executive of the Education Endowment Foundation, Sir Kevan Collins

Sir Kevan will be known as an "evidence champion" tasked with gathering information as to what does and does not work in a classroom environment.

The Rotherham-born education minister Justine Greening made the announcement to try and combat what she called a "social mobility emergency".

Justine Greening

Ms Greening added that she hoped the project would help schools in these areas "improve standards" and would lead to a "plan that everyone can buy into at a local and the national level."

Listen: Andy Burnham says 'Westminster has failed the north'

Charlotte Rose

BBC Radio Sheffield Political Reporter

Andy Burnham has been speaking to me at the "People's Powerhouse" conference which has been taking place in Doncaster today.

In a speech, the Mayor of Greater Manchester warned that in the past developers have rushed up new buildings without serious consideration of the impact on communities where these sites were being built.

He also urged council leaders across Yorkshire to sort out their devolution deals and stated that he felt delays in getting elected mayors in our region is holding back all of the north of England:

Dexter Blackstock

Dexter Blackstock ends his stay with Rotherham after the club and striker agree to a mutual termination of his contract.

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Call for dog owners to take more care around sheep

There are calls for dog owners to take more responsibility for their pets following another case of sheep worrying in North Yorkshire which left 14 animals dead.


A farmer in Ryedale told the BBC it's been one of the most upsetting things he's seen.

It's thought they died after being chased by dogs around their field near Huttons Ambo last month, before running into fences.

North Yorkshire Police say so far this year it's had 15 reported cases of sheep worrying.

Nick Matthew: Special Olympics ambassador

Howard Pressman

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

The Special Olympics takes place in Sheffield next month.

The event will see hundreds of athletes compete across a variety of sports and begins with an opening ceremony at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane hosted by Suzi Perry.

Suzi Perry

Sheffield's former world number one squash player Nick Matthew is an ambassador for the charity and told me how excited he is about the event coming to South Yorkshire:

Oh Daisy! Cow gets stuck in the rocks

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

We've all done silly things when we were young, and it's no different for our bovine friends.

This is Daisy the cow (why are they always called Daisy?), she got stuck in some rocks in Holmfirth this morning:

Daisy the cow
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

The four-month-old Belgian Blue female calf got into trouble in woodland in a disused quarry after she wandered off from the rest of the herd in a field near Brow Lane.

It's thought she'd been there overnight and was spotted by a dog walker.

The fire service got there and began to remove the rocks, one of which weighed three tonnes, and Daisy was put in a harness and hoisted up.

This kind of rescue is not ‘un-herd’ of but it was particularly challenging because of the tight spot Daisy had got herself into.

Chris LawtonWest Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Daisy was fine and was soon back in her field munching on the grass with her bovine friends.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Antiques Roadshow due in Yorkshire tomorrow

Ever wondered how much that 18th century Chinese vase stuffed in your cupboard is worth?

Wonder no more, the Antiques Roadshow is in Yorkshire tomorrow, here they are setting up:

Antiques Roadshow

The team will be at Castle Howard from 09:30 tomorrow, it's free to get in and who knows you could walk out a lot more carefully with your item than you did when you went in.

As long as you're in the queue before 16:30 one of the experts will be able to see you.

Travel update: Delays heading into Leeds

BBC News Travel

If you're heading into Leeds city centre off J2 of the M621 this afternoon, best avoid this, could be some rush hour delays:

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Blue badge abuse crackdown in York

Officials in York say they're cracking down on the fraudulent use of disabled blue badges.

Disabled badge
Getty Images

City of York Council say they're holding a two-week amnesty from Monday so people can return invalid badges without question.

But once that fortnight is over, they're going to get tough with a series of "enforcement patrols" being planned across the city in the coming months.

It is a problem across the UK and is thought to cost the country £46 million a year. Someone found misusing a blue badge faces prosecution and a £1,000 fine.

My first Great Yorkshire Show

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield

Today is my first time at the Great Yorkshire Show and I've had a brilliant time.

The weather's been perfect and I've mainly spent the day looking at the animals.

Here's the area where they judge the birds being shown:

And here's where stables where the horses are getting ready to see their judges:

Yorkshire Air Ambulance needs you

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Yorkshire Air Ambulance are looking for volunteers in a variety of roles.

The charity provides a life-saving service to five million people across the county, 365 days a year and they're looking for people to help do tasks from pack fundraising bags to being out on the street taking donations.

A man on a unicycle
Yorkshire Air Ambulance

If it sounds like something you'd want to do then you can find out more details here.

Man pleads guilty to two Barnsley ram raids

Mick Lunney

BBC Radio Sheffield

A ram raider who stole booze from a shop he'd just smashed into has admitted the crimes.

Shane William Greenwood, 30, plead guilty at Sheffield Crown Court to smashing a vehicle into two shops in February.

One location was on Church Street in Darton and another minutes later a mile down the road at Spark Lane in Mapplewell.

Shane William Greenwood
South Yorkshire Police

He caused thousands of pounds worth of damage and stole alcohol from the second location.

He will be sentenced next month.

Girl gifted 'bionic' hand from Huddersfield 3D printing club
Kelsie, 10, was given a hand made by the University of Huddersfield's 3D printing society.

Police in Leeds hunt two arsonists

Police who have been trying to trace two arsonists in Leeds have released CCTV of people they want to speak to.

West Yorkshire Police

It's after two arson attacks in the city last year which officers are now saying were linked.

The attacks happened in Armley in December. The first on a car on Cockshott Lane and the second at a shop in the same street.

Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M18 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J3 for A6182.

M18 South Yorkshire - M18 lane closed on exit slip road to A6182 southbound at J3, A6182 (St Catherines), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Police search for York man after stabbing

Have you seen this man? Police in York want to speak to him after a man was stabbed on Saturday.

Dean Barrett
North Yorkshire Police

Officers say that 28-year-old Dean Barrett may be able to help them after the attack on Etty Avenue, Layerthorpe at about midnight.

Two men have been arrested and released on bail but North Yorkshire Police they still need to find out more about what happened.

They say Mr Barrett is still thought to be in York and that if people see him they should call them on 101.

Yorkshire movies The Full Monty and Kes named among top 50 best British films of all time

Sheffield Star

A string of classic Yorkshire movies have been named among the top 50 best British films of all time.

Sheffield-based The Full Monty just missed out on being named the number one, claiming runners-up spot behind classic crime caper The Italian Job while Barnsley-set Kes, which tells the tale of a young boy and his pet kestrel made number 39.

Kez and the Full Monty
The Star

'Real concerns' for missing Vietnamese girls

Police have say they have real concerns for the welfare of two missing teenagers from York who were brought into the UK illegally.

North Yorkshire Police

The girls, who are both of Vietnamese origin, were living in North Yorkshire and were last seen near York Minster on Sunday.

Thi Phan, 15, and 14-year-old Tram Le, had been in the UK for some months and were in local authority care.

North Yorkshire Police said the girls had gone into the city and had left the care of their foster parents. Ch Insp Allan Westcott said the girls had got into a taxi and left the city apparently of their own volition.

The longer these girls are unaccounted for our concerns continue to rise."

Ch Insp Allan WestcottNorth Yorkshire Police

Gove to do 'everything he can' for Yorkshire's farmers

The Environment Secretary says that the government is committed to supporting the farming industry in Yorkshire post Brexit.

Michael Gove

Michael Gove is at the Great Yorkshire Show today, his first visit to the annual event after taking up his new role.

Speaking to BBC Look North said he will be doing "everything he can" to ensure that the region gets the best from the deal.

Ann Maguire inquest: Family launch review over evidence

The family of teacher Ann Maguire, who was murdered by a 15-year-old student in 2014 has challenged a coroner's decision not to call other pupils who had contact with the killer as witnesses at a her inquest.

Ann Maguire
Maguire family

Nick Armstrong, counsel, told the court it was the only occasion on which a teacher had been killed by a pupil in a British classroom and the family were anxious "that all the lessons that can be learned from this enormous tragedy are learned".

Mr Armstrong said it was a matter "of very substantial and current public interest" at a time when there were reports of a "spike" in the number of knives in schools.

In November 2016, a report by Leeds Safeguarding Children Board said no-one could have predicted or prevented Mrs Maguire's murder.

Police appeal following newsagent robbery in Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in relation to a robbery at a newsagent in Sheffield.

It's believed the crime took place at around 22:00 on Saturday 12 March at L&C Bedford News on Galsworthy Road in Shirecliffe where a man, reportedly armed with a gun made threats to staff.

CCTV images of a robbery in Sheffield
South Yorkshire Police

Although no one was hurt, cash and alcohol was taken and any information can be passed onto the police via 101.

As part of an extensive investigation we have so far explored a number of lines of enquiry and are now appealing to find this man as we believe he could hold vital information."

DC Lindsey FishwickSouth Yorkshire Police

University of Sheffield developement gets go-ahead

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

The University of Sheffield has been given permission to build a new £45m department on one of its existing sites.

Sheffield City Council have approved plans for the four-storey social sciences building on the university's artificial football pitch on Northumberland Road.

The finished complex will include a research hub, three lecture theatres, cafes and parking which will put a range of their social science departments under one roof for the first time.

Artist impression of new campus at the University of Sheffield
University of Sheffield

This announcement follows approval plans earlier this week for a new sports centre on their main campus.

For our work as medics, engineers and scientists to really bite, we need social sciences to be the gear that connects us to the way the world works."

Professor Keith BurnettVice chancellor of the University of Sheffield

Bikers banned from a South Yorkshire pub

Wendy Middleton

BBC Radio Sheffield

A group of bikers from Rotherham have ridden to the Samuel Smith's Brewery in Tadcaster in protest after claiming they've being barred from one of its pubs.

They say The Royal Oak in Ulley has banned all bikers from the site but the reason isn't clear.

The bikers say they're being discriminated against, although the law says the ban is legal.

The BBC has made repeated requests for a comment from Samuel Smith's Brewery but as yet the corporation has received no response from the company.

'Life-changing' injuries for man and woman after stabbing

A man and woman have been stabbed in Huddersfield by a masked gang.

Larch Road

It happened in Larch Road in the Paddock area of the town just before midnight.

A 30-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were taken to hospital with serious "life-changing" injuries.

Police say that they want to hear from people who may have seen what happened and anyone who saw a group of men leaving the area in a white vehicle.

This is a very serious incident in which both victims have suffered significant, life changing injuries."

Det Insp Mark AtkinsonWest Yorkshire Police

Beautiful pictures from across Yorkshire

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

I've just been looking at the BBC Weather Watchers gallery and just had to share some of the photos that you've sent in from across Yorkshire this morning.

After yesterday's washout, it's a much better day across the county and you've sent us some crackers, starting with this one from Scarborough:

BBC Weather Watcher

Next stop South Yorkshire where we've received this lovely snap from Askern in Doncaster:

Ducks in Doncaster
BBC Weather Watcher

Finally to Otley in West Yorkshire:

River Wharfe in Otley
BBC Weather Watcher

Remember if you want to become a BBC Weather Watcher you can find more information here and you never know, you may your pictures as part of Paul Hudon's forecasts on BBC Look North.

Did you see distressed woman?

Police are appealing for information following a suspicious incident in Leeds.

At 00:06 on Tuesday police received a number of reports of a woman who appeared distressed with a man in a car which was beeping its horn in Woodhall Road, Calverley, near to the junction with Oastler Road.

The car, which was described as being possibly a silver Vauxhall Astra or Corsa, then sped off with the woman along Woodhall Road towards Thornbury.

Detectives are continuing enquiries to identify the people and the vehicle involved 

Detective Inspector James Entwistle, of Leeds District CID, said: "The people who contacted us were understandably concerned about the welfare of the woman involved and we are carrying out enquiries to trace the vehicle and establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.

"We have not had any missing person reports or other concern calls that match to this incident.

"It may be that there is an explanation for what people saw and we would ask that the people involved or anyone with any information that could assist the investigation contact us immediately."

Burberry will not be moving into listed Leeds building

A Burberry factory that was planned for Leeds has been cast into doubt after the fashion retailer has allowed its lease on the historical Temple Works building to lapse.

Temple Works

Burberry had planned to set up a £50m trench coat plant at the Grade I-listed building, creating 200 jobs.

It has emerged that the group has decided that it would be too expensive to renovate the building and it's understood that they are assessing whether to build a new factory or scrap the idea.

The company reported a 3% increase in retail sales to £478m in the three months to 30 June, while like-for-like sales rose 4%.

We have decided not to push ahead with the Temple Works building. We have let the option lapse."

Julie BrownBurberry

Nearly time for lunch at the Great Yorkshire Show

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield

Heading to the Great Yorkshire Show and fancy a bite to eat?

Well, the local Women's Institute might be the place the head for, as an army of WI volunteers are busy preparing hundreds of sandwiches ready to feed the thousands of visitors this lunchtime.

Are you feeling hungry yet!

'People's Powerhouse' event takes place in Doncaster

Charlotte Rose

BBC Radio Sheffield Political Reporter

I'm at Doncaster Rovers's Keepmoat Stadium today where the People's Powerhouse is taking place.

It's an alternative to the Northern Powerhouse conferences that have taken place and has been organised by Jo Miller from Doncaster Metropolitan Council.

The event is aimed at women rather than men, after a similar conference in Manchester was criticised for its lack of female speakers.

'People's Powerhouse' event in Doncaster

Items on the agenda include investment, growth and how people can be put at the heart of any devolution deals.

All about the animals at the Great Yorkshire Show

Adam Tomlinson

BBC Radio York

It's day two of the Great Yorkshire show in Harrogate and the weather is much better today.

BBC Radio York, BBC Radio Leeds and BBC Radio Sheffield have been broadcasting from the site across the morning and BBC Look North have been presenting their programmes from there too.

Animals are a big part of the event across the showground:


Other animals on display are goats and Parkin from Howden told me what's in store for them today:

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J40 for A638 Ossett.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound at J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Leeds is third worst for parking in UK

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Parking your car in cities - it's why I get the bus.

If you live in Leeds, you'll spend almost two days a year looking for somewhere to leave your car according to new research.

Parking in Leeds
Andrew Curtis

In fact the city is the third worst place in the country for time wasted while trying to park, only London and Belfast are worse.

Traffic information company Inrix came up with the figures. They say that trying to park up costs the typical motorist £733 in wasted time and fuel.

So there we have it, someone has confirmed what we all knew; parking in big cities is a right pain in the bumper.