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  1. Lockdown training at schools
  2. Cladding removed from Sheffield Children's Hospital
  3. Work to start on York Community Stadium in October
  4. Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill to get gold medal after doping decision
  5. Fears over smaller community hospitals
  6. Emergency landing for Leeds-bound plane
  7. Sheffield city centre roads closed for cycle race
  8. Skegness slur Lotto ad woman offered tour of resort
  9. Live updates on Wednesday 19 July 2017

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Those are all the updates from Wednesday 19 July.

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Severe disruption: A6102 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A6102 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, from Birch House Avenue to Church Street.

A6102 South Yorkshire - A6102 Langsett Road South closed northbound from the Birch House Avenue junction to the Church Street junction, because of a burst water main. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J23 for A640 and J22 for A672.

M62 West Yorkshire - Queuing traffic on M62 westbound between J23, A640 (Huddersfield) and J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor), because of an accident and a rolling road-block.

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

Kevin Pietersen

Steve Marshall

BBC Sport

Kevin Pietersen marks his return for Surrey with 52 to help them beat Essex by 10 runs in the T20 Blast

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Watch Billy Godleman smash 70 from just 42 balls, including two huge sixes, as Derbyshire cruise to a seven-wicket victory over Worcestershire in the T20 Blast.

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. Teaching union calls for England-wide school lockdown plan
  2. Cladding removed from Sheffield Children's Hospital
  3. Date set for work to begin on York's Community Stadium
  4. Skegness slur Lotto ad woman offered tour by mayor
  5. Five things you didn't know about Halifax Piece Hall

See you tomorrow.

'I was locked up for 23 hours a day' - stories from youth custody

BBC Newsbeat

Officials say youth custody centres are so unsafe that a tragedy is "inevitable", but former inmates say they are already taking place.

Dave was in a youth custody centre in Doncaster when he was 17-years-old.


"There are so many suicide attempts, ones that never get recorded, because of bullying inside the jail system," says Dave.

"That's the worst thing, the mental torture you get from other inmates.

"There's a lot of violence in jails but what I saw most was people being bullied to where they thought they had no other choice but to commit suicide."

Read more of Dave's story here.

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J39 for A636 Wakefield and J40 for A638 Ossett.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J39, A636 (Wakefield) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a police incident.

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

Watch: The refurbisment of Halifax's Piece Hall

Halifax's Piece Hall was first built in 1779, but now it's almost at the end of a £19m restoration.

It's due to open to the public on 1 August.

We've been for a look around to see how the works going

See also: Five things you didn't know about Halifax Piece Hall

50 years of German for Leeds student aged 89

An 89-year-old Leeds man has been awarded a prize from Leeds Beckett University after completing almost 50 years of German classes.

Ken Knapton
Leeds Beckett University

But it's not because he's awful at the subject, Ken Knapton's actually fluent in German and has kept up the weekly because of his love of the language.

He will be awarded the Adela Bond Memorial Prize for Achievement in Modern Foreign Languages next week, during Leeds Beckett’s annual summer graduations.

Ken, a former chemical engineer from Headingley who will turn 90 on New Year’s Eve, started studying German back in 1968.

I’ve continued studying German for all of these years, because I enjoy it. And if you don’t keep on top of a language it’s easy to forget things, so I keep at it.”

Ken Knapton

Doncaster carers balloted for strike action

Carers who work for a company in Doncaster are to be balloted over strike action - in a dispute over pay and conditions.


The GMB union says workers at Runwood Homes, who were transferred from council employment, have been offered a deal which would see their pay cut between £300 and £400 a month.

They say that cut could go further - to £900 for some when a 24% pay cut comes into force.

The BBC has approached Runwood Homes for comment.

Watch: Tramlines main stage goes up

Oli Constable

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Ever wondered how the huge stages at music festivals get constructed?

I popped down to Ponderosa Park in Sheffield yesterday to catch a glimpse of how it happens.

This time-lapse is only over several hours, but you can see how much work has already gone into getting the festival site ready for the weekend.

Hunt for hit-and-run van driver who injured boy, 7

Police in Wakefield are hunting a hit-and-run van driver after a seven-year-old boy was left with a serious leg injury.

Halton Road

The boy was playing when the van hit him on Halton Road in Eastmoor on 9 July.

Police say the van had been travelling along Halton Road from the direction of Harewood Road and left heading towards Windhill Road.

The boy had to go to hospital with his injuries and police have appealed to the public to try and find the driver.

I would urge anyone with any information about the collision or the vehicle involved to come forward."

PC Michael McQuadeWest Yorkshire Police
Rob Burrow

Leeds Rhinos hooker Rob Burrow to retire at the end of the Super League season after 16 years of playing for the club.

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Police officer accused of misusing helicopter 'saved boys' lives', court hears

Sheffield Crown Court has heard a police officer accused of misusing his force's helicopter to film people sunbathing naked and having sex was honoured for helping save the lives of two boys who were attacked in Edlington.

Matthew Lucas

The jury was told that Matthew Lucas received a commendation from the Chief Constable for being one of the team that saved the lives of the two children in 2009.

Police officers involved

Mr Lucas is on trial with another officer, Lee Walls, and two police helicopter pilots, Matthew Loosemore and Malcolm Reeves.

All four deny misconduct in public office.

The trial continues.

The rise and rise of bare-knuckle boxing
Bradford bare-knuckle boxer Scott 'Pretty Boy' Midgley prepares for the fight of his life.

Man fined for urinating in front of York bus queue

Two men have been in court for urinating on the streets of York, one of whom relieved himself in front people waiting for a bus.


Lee Evans, 28 from Bruce Glazier Terrace in Durham also pleaded guilty after officers saw him urinating in full view of passengers waiting at the bus stops at Piccadilly. He had to pay £250 in fines and costs.

Daniel Lombard, 31 from Ramsay Street in Scarborough, pleaded guilty after he was found by police urinating in an alley off Coney Street in May. He had to pay £160 in fines and costs.

We welcome people to the city centre to enjoy all it has to offer, but we will not tolerate this anti-social activity."

Cllr Sam LisleYork City Council

Beatrix Potter's publisher-saving book for sale

Julie Cush

BBC News

A volume of rhymes by Beatrix Potter sold to bail out her cash-strapped publishers are to be auctioned.

As well as writing children's books, the author penned rhymes as a hobby but offered to publish them in 1917 when firm Frederick Warne ran into problems.

Her Appley Dapply's Nursery Rhymes were printed and more than 20,000 copies were sold in just two months.

Now a first edition is to be sold at Tennants Auctioneers, Leyburn, and is expected to fetch up to £1,200.

Beatrix Potter verse
Tennants Auctioneers

Moors dig to unearth hidden railway heritage

Yorkshire Post

People are being sought by the North York Moors National Park Authority to join its team of experts and excavate three trenches at Goathland Incline.

The remote mid-19th century railway station spot was once at the heart of the Industrial Revolution, fuelled by the discovery of ironstone and the coming of the railways.

Yorkshire Post

'Safety is first priority' for failed fire test student flat

We told you earlier that Five more high-rise buildings in West Yorkshire have failed fire safety tests on their exterior cladding.

Two of them are student accommodation blocks.

Sky Plaza

One of them, Concept Place is unoccupied but the other, Sky Plaza is home to some students, both are owned by landlord Unite Students.

The company said local fire authorities had inspected each of the affected properties and were happy for them to remain occupied,

A Unite Students spokeswoman said: "Safety is our first priority. Based on the advice of experts from the relevant local fire authorities.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Watch: Police warning after person caught 'train surfing'

Oli Constable

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

British Transport Police have said they're concerned after seeing someone 'train surfing' a commuter train a couple of weeks ago.

The policing team, that work from Sheffield train station, say the train was stopped when the man was spotted holding onto the back.

Triathlon to return to Leeds in 2018

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

It's just been announced that the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon will return to Leeds next year.

Brownlee Borthers
Getty Images

It's seen as the pinnacle of international triathlon competition, and brings elite Olympic-level athletes to the city who are also competing around the globe to become world champion.

This year was the second it was held in the city, with the athletes racing along a course from Roundhay Park down to Leeds city centre.

Thousands of spectators came to the city to see it.

Five things you didn't know about Halifax Piece Hall

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Later today we'll bring you a first look behind the scenes at the work that's been done on Halifax Piece Hall, a £19m renovation which started on the historic building in 2014.

Piece Hall
Calderdale Council

It's due to reopen to the public on 1 August, but what's the big deal about it?

Here are five things you didn't know about the Piece Hall:

  • It was built in 1779 to to support the trading of "pieces" of cloth
  • The Piece Hall is a survivor of the great 18th century northern cloth halls
  • Back in 1779 you could go there and buy a 30 yard length of woven woollen fabric, but not much else
  • It's regarded as one of Britain’s most outstanding Georgian buildings
  • On the day of its opening a fireworks display was set off - by a pigeon

Skegness slur Lotto ad woman offered tour by mayor

A woman from Leeds who featured in a TV advert saying she would holiday "anywhere but Skegness" has been offered a tour of the resort by the town's mayor.

Gina Parkin

In the advert for Lotto, a number of people suggest destinations where they would take their families if they won a large sum of money.

Gina Parkin appears at the end and says "anywhere but Skegness".

She has now apologised for the off-the-cuff comment, saying she "hadn't meant to upset anybody".

Man left with serious injuries after crash in North Yorkshire

A biker is in hospital in a stable condition after a crash nine miles west of Skipton left him with serious injuries.


It happened near Hellifield yesterday lunchtime on the A682 at the junction with the B6253.

A blue Peugeot 107, driven by a 74-year-old woman, was travelling from Gisburn and was involved in the crash with the 45-year-old man who was riding a a black and silver Honda motorcycle.

The man, who is from the Blackburn area, sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary. The woman, who was from Leicestershire had minor injuries.

Date set for work to begin on York's Community Stadium

It's been announced that work on York's new community stadium should begin in the Autumn.

The sports venue will be home to York City Football Club and York City Knights.

The project has been delayed for years and the cost has risen to £34m.

Councillor Nigel Ayre is in charge of Leisure and Tourism at the city council.

He says various aspects of the project have finally come together:

Sheffield United will reinvest sell-on fee from Kyle Walker's transfer

BBC Sport

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says the club will use the money earned from sell-on fees to buy new players.

Chris Wilder
Getty Images

Kyle Walker's £45m move to Manchester City and Harry Maguire's £17m transfer to Leicester have benefited the Blades.

The sell-on fees for the ex-players, who left in 2009 and 2014 respectively, will now be reinvested in the squad.

"We've done fantastically well in terms of protecting ourselves with the likes of Jamie Murphy, Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire," Wilder said.

Missing Barnsley man could be in Blackpool or Bridlington

Have you seen missing Barnsley man Paul Vodden?

Paul Vodden
South Yorkshire Police

He was last seen by his family at around 22:40 last Saturday outside the Revelstoke Hotel in Bridlington.

Police say they are concerned about him and that he has links in the Blackpool and Bridlington areas.

Listen: 82-year-old man says friendship telephone scheme helps him cope

An eighty-two-year old man from Acomb, York, told BBC Radio York how a friendship telephone scheme has given him companionship.

Joseph has been calling The Silver Line for three years, following the death of his wife. He says that during difficult times it's been a lifeline:

The charity operates a confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK. It's open 24/7.

Cladding removed from Sheffield Children's Hospital

Cladding on Sheffield Children's Hospital is in the final stages of being removed today.

Sheffield Children's Hospital

Work started on removing the cladding on the Stephenson Wing on 10 July after samples of it were sent for fire safety testing.

Patients don't use the area where the cladding was fitted, which is a five-storey building.

The top two floors are vacant.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust says: "We can assure families that the hospital remains a safe place to visit."

Ripon Workhouse makeover costs £400,000

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

The Workhouse Museum in Ripon is opening up more of the original site for visitors.

Ripon Workhouse Museum

The purchase of the main block of the workhouse was supported by a £402,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

An additional £28,000 was needed to complete the project.

Inside Ripon Workhouse Museum

Visitors will now be able to visit the main block of the workhouse, which housed the master's house, the dormitory wings, the kitchen and dining room.

By opening up more space and rooms they have doubled the size of the museum.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, at J25 for A644.

M62 West Yorkshire - M62 entry slip road closed eastbound at J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

City centre roads closed for cycle race

City centre roads will be closed this afternoon as some of the country's top cyclists will be in Sheffield.

Road Closed sign

It's for the British National Circuit Race Championships, with many city centre roads closed to make the course safe for the cyclists and spectators.

Racing starts at 18:30, with some road and pedestrian area closures being in place from midday.

Map of race course
National Circuit Championships

They'll compete for the prestigious red, white and blue national champions' jerseys.

The race begins and ends on Pinstone Street. Both the men's and women's titles will be decided.

'Run, jog, walk or crawl': Could you help a York hospice out?

If you're looking for an excuse to run the Yorkshire Marathon in October, why not help a York-based hospice out - They're looking for runners for the event.

St Leonard's Hospice
St Leonard's Hospice

St Leonard’s Hospice say anyone able to "run, jog, walk or crawl" around the course could join their team for the event.

Sarah Atkinson, Community Fundraiser at St Leonard’s Hospice, said "You’ll be cheered on every step of the way by us and our fantastic supporters, be given refreshments and a well-deserved massage at the end! "

The care at St Leonard’s Hospice is provided free of charge, but is not free to provide.

The hospice relies on the generosity of the public and fundraising by the local community to help raise the £4.85 million it costs each year to run.

BreakingSteel City derby moved

Sheffield Wednesday's game with Sheffield United at Hillsborough has been moved to Sunday 24 September.

The game has been moved and will now be shown on TV, with a 12:30 kick off.

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Barnsley's game with Aston Villa has also been selected for TV coverage and has been pushed back to 17:30 on Saturday 12 September.