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  1. Pair accused of stab death to face retrial
  2. Harrogate man dies in crash
  3. Labour promises £10bn for rail projects in the North
  4. Leeds-based Asda 2016 sales and profits drop sharply
  5. Harrogate nurse struck off after giving dishonest evidence at inquest
  6. Floods minister visits North Yorkshire
  7. Hen harriers return to Yorkshire Dales
  8. Doncaster man gets Jacob Rees-Mogg tattoo
  9. Updates on Wednesday 2 August 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Kevin Larkin and Nick Wilmshurst

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That's all from Wednesday

Those are all the updates from Wednesday 2 August.

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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 - Two lanes closed on M1 southbound between J35, A629 (Rotherham) and J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani expects top-six finish in the Championship
Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani tells BBC sports editor Dan Roan a top-six finish is "the minimum" for the team this season.

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. Darren Moorhouse murder case: Accused pair to face retrial
  2. West Yorkshire supermarket chain profits collapse
  3. Harrogate nurse struck off after giving dishonest evidence at inquest
  4. Hen harriers return to the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  5. MP tribute tattoo done 'for a chuckle'

See you tomorrow.

Police search for repeat indecent exposure offender

Do you know this man? Police in Pontefract want to speak to him after a man has indecently exposed himself several times in the town.

West Yorkshire Police

Police issued this e-fit after the latest incident on 20 July a man exposed himself to a the 72-year-old woman while she was in her rear garden on North Baileygate.

He ran off after a few seconds but this was one of several indecent exposure offences at the address believed to involve the same suspect.

The victim has been caused understandable distress and it is important we identify and catch this individual."

PC Ian HeaslipWest Yorkshire Police

Leeds sign former Juventus man and loan him to Cultural Leonosa

Leeds United have signed former Juventus defender Ouasim Bouy on a four-year deal and sent him on a season-long loan to Spanish side Cultural Leonosa.

Ouasim Bouy
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The 24-year-old Dutchman was released by Juve earlier this summer having failed to make a league appearances for the Italian giants.

He has previously spent time on loan in Germany, Greece and the Netherlands.

Leonosa were promoted to the Spanish second tier last season.

Boat owner jailed over gas deaths

The owner of a boat on which two men died from carbon monoxide poisoning has been jailed for 15 months.

Mark Arries, 26, from Blyth, and Edward Ide, 21, from Amble, died on the boat which was moored in Whitby harbour in January 2014.

The pair were using a gas cooker to warm the boat overnight as they slept.

Whitby mooring

Timothy Bowman-Davies had pleaded guilty to breaching safety laws but claimed he was not aware the men were using the cooker for heating.

Bowman-Davies, 44, of Haverford West, Pembrokeshire, had told Leeds Crown Court he was unaware of the risk of carbon monoxide on boats and did not realise he needed to have the cooker serviced.

Chris Packham urges end to grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor

Star of the BBC's Springwatch, Chris Packham, has written to the leader of Bradford Council calling on the authority to stop the annual grouse shoot on Ilkley Moor.


In the letter the naturalist says that "Driven grouse moor management is ecologically disastrous" and that the activity "urgently needs strict reform or simply ending".

A spokesman for Bradford Council said: "Grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor is restricted to just eight weekdays during the grouse shooting season. The current contract to allow shooting on the moor will come to an in April next year.

They added “All representations will be taken into account before any decision is made on whether to renew the contract or not.”

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J26 for M606 and J25 for A644.

M62 West Yorkshire - Queuing traffic on M62 westbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident.

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

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J32 for A639 and J32A for A1.

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on M62 eastbound between J32, A639 (Pontefract) and J32a A1(M), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident.

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

Joe Robinson: Terror charge ex-soldier 'faces court wait'

An ex-British soldier held in Turkey on a terror charge while on holiday may be imprisoned for three months before the case reaches court, his lawyer said.

Joe Robinson
Joe Robinson

Joe Robinson, 24, who lives in Leeds, was with his fiancé Mira Rojkan and her mother when they were arrested in the coastal town of Didim.

He is thought to be under suspicion of sharing material on social media from his time in Syria with Kurdish militia.

Lawyer Kaya Kayaoglu said: "We do not know when he will be taken to court."

Ouasim Bouy

Leeds United sign former Juventus defender Ouasim Bouy on a four-year deal and loan the 24-year-old out immediately.

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Look at this - almost 23,000 turn up to opening of Piece Hall

Halifax's Piece Hall reopened its doors yesterday, would you believe almost 23,000 people turned up to have a look around:

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Police confirm driver died in accident near Knaresborough

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Police have confirmed a 54-year-old man from Harrogate has died after his car crashed into a telegraph pole near Knaresborough.

It happened on the A6055 between Minskip and Ferrensby last night.

He's the second person to die on North Yorkshire's roads this week.


Police pay respects to 'brave' Zach the dog

West Yorkshire Police have paid tribute to a retired police dog who starred in Britain’s Toughest Cops - but who has had to be put down.

Zach the dog
Fireside K9

Retired police dog Zach was 14-years-old and had been living with his handler since December 2011 and had been in good health, but his age caught up with him.

He began working with officers in 2004 and went on to assist firearms officers.

His appearance on the TV show Britain’s Toughest Cops saw him subdue a suspect for an aggravated burglary.

Zach will be much missed and was a brave and highly valued colleague."

West Yorkshire Police

Police need help to trace this woman

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

North Yorkshire Police are trying to find this woman to help them with an investigation.

Officers stress she's not a suspect in a crime but that she may hold vital information which could help their investigation.

North Yorkshire Police

If you recognise her, give officers a call on 01609 643588.

Be aware - Some Freeview channels are moving

If you get home tonight and are looking forward to settling down to your favourite programme, be warned - if you have Freeview some channels may have moved.

TV Watching
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The Children’s, News, Text, Streamed and some other channels are all moving to make way for new services.

Full details can be found here, but all you need to do is retune your box and all will be fine.

Severe disruption: A629 West Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A629 West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between A6033 Haworth Road and Haincliffe Road.

A629 West Yorkshire - A629 Halifax Road in Cross Roads closed in both directions between the A6033 Haworth Road junction and the Haincliffe Road junction, because of recovery work and a fuel spillage.

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

Houses to be demolished for flood defences

Work has started on demolishing three houses in Mytholmroyd so that flood defences can be built.

Mytholmroyd houses
Environment Agency

The Environment Agency is doing the work on Burnley Road.

So far they're removing internal walls and eventually the buildings will be knocked down - but officials say they need to carry out the work carefully so rubble doesn't fall into the river.

Mytholmroyd was badly hit by floods in December 2015.

The Environment Agency bought 10 homes in the village and a £15m flood alleviation scheme is being put in place.

Police looking for this woman after perfume theft

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

North Yorkshire Police want to speak to this woman after perfume was stolen from Sports Direct in Scarborough.

The perfume was stolen at around 11:00 on Saturday 29 July.

North Yorkshire Police

Anyone with any information should contact 101.

Rotherham Hospital has £6.4m deficit

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Rotherham Hospital has revealed a £6.4m deficit.

The figure has emerged from the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust's most recent accounts.

The health trust has been hoping for a surplus of £6.6m.

Rotherham Hospital

CCTV released after 'mindless' attack on parking barrier

Police have released CCTV footage of people they want to speak to after a traffic barrier was damaged in Scarborough:

It happened on 25 June at the Town Hall on St Nicholas Street and caused extensive damage to the barrier and the electric motor inside the housing.

This mindless act has resulted in damage that will have to be repaired out of council funds."

PC Liam CromackNorth Yorkshire Police

Children's inflatable art installation seeks new homes

A new inflatable art installation, which has been unveiled by Martin House Hospice, near Wetherby, is looking for places to visit.

It was revealed yesterday at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

Martin House

Ideally they team want it to visit community events, which have an indoor space where they can put it up.

The Butterfly and The Bird (pictured) also includes animation and is designed to be an interactive and multi-use space.

It includes the work of around 300 children from West, North and East Yorkshire.

Listen: Government promise of cash for North Yorkshire flood defences

The Floods Minister says she'll make sure North Yorkshire gets it's fair share of government money to help protect homes from flooding.

Therese Coffey has been visiting Ryedale, after the area was given a £50,000 grant to use natural flood management to reduce risk in places like Hovingham and Thornton-le-Dale.

She also saw the "slow the flow" project near Pickering and says ministers understand different areas need different types of defences:

Watch: Cheeky fox turns up in Leeds garden

This cheeky fox was caught on camera in a Leeds garden this morning.

Captured by Edouard Lapaglie as he was having his breakfast:

Yorkshire power station demolition moves closer


The demolition of a north Yorkshire power station has moved a step closer.

Plans to flatten the Eggborough plant near Selby have now been submitted to the council.

They suggest the station will stop generating electricity in late 2019 at the latest, with the partial decommissioning and demolition of the site taking place as early as spring next year.

The plant has been threatened with closure for a number of years, with the loss of more than 200 jobs.

Third man dies after Crewe crane collapse

Allen Cook

BBC Local Live

A third man who was hurt when a crane collapsed in Crewe has died, more than a month after the incident happened, police say.

The crane after collapse

Two building workers, David Newall, who was 36, from Bradford, and 18-year-old Rhys Barker, from Castleford, West Yorkshire, had already been named as having been killed when the collapse happened on 21 June on Dunwoody Way.

Today, Cheshire Police said David Webb (pictured), who was 43, and originally from Northampton but living in St Neots, Cambridgeshire, had died from the injuries he suffered.

David Webb
Cheshire Police

His family have described him as a "fun loving character who lived his life to the full".

Cheshire Police say their investigation, alongside the Health and Safety Executive, the local authority and building control, is still ongoing.

Parents of Leeds man held on Turkish terror charge 'devastated'

The parents of former British soldier from Leeds who's being held in Turkey on a terror charge have told the BBC they are "devastated".

Joe Robinson
Joe Robinson

Joe Robinson, 24, was on holiday with his finance Mira Rojkan when he was arrested in the Turkish beach town of Didim.

He is accused of "being a member of a terrorist organisation" but his mother - Sharon Robinson - told the BBC "He's just a boy. He's not a terrorist. That's the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard in my life."

His father Andrew Robinson said: "When I heard that he'd been arrested on terrorist charges, I was devastated. I didn't realise what the situation was like in Turkey. We're just hoping that somebody is going to come through and help us."

He could be imprisoned for at least three months in Turkey before facing the court, his lawyer told the BBC.

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, 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 an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

While away the hours, conferrin' with the flowers......

The population of the village of Muston, near Filey, in North Yorkshire, has a few new residents.

Scarecrow 1

More than 100 scarecrows have been dotted around the village.

Scarecrow 2

It's part of the much loved annual scarecrow festival.


Forensic teams investigate death of Hoyland man

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Forensic teams are working on Greenfield Road in Hoyland investigating the death of a man in his 50s.

The man, named by relatives as Martin Richardson, was found lying in the street at 05:05 this morning.

Officers are currently treating his death as unexplained.

Police want this man after York sex assault

Do you know this man? Police in York want to speak to him after a sexual assault on a woman in the city centre.

North Yorkshire Police

The incident happened in the early hours of Monday, 24 July.

North Yorkshire Police have released CCTV images in a bid to track him down.

Officers are appealing to the man - or anyone who recognises him - to contact them.

Yorkshire Post publisher says conditions are 'difficult'

BBC Business Live

The company which publishes The Yorkshire Post, the Sheffield Star and Doncaster Free Press, has reported a 30.9% drop in half-year adjusted pretax profit.

"i" newspaper

Johnston Press says trading conditions for regional newspapers in the UK continue to be difficult, especially in classified advertising.

But the company, which also publishes the "i", The Scotsman and the Sunderland Echo, said the monetisation of its digital audience continued to gain momentum.

In the 26 weeks to July adjusted pretax profit fell to £6.7m from £9.7m a year earlier. Total revenue fell 3.1% to £102.9m.

Doncaster police want to find suspected burglar

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Police in Doncaster are looking for a man suspected of carrying out several burglaries in the town.

Ian Hawkins, who's originally from Leeds, is believed to have carried out thefts in the Bentley area at the end of July.

Ian Hawkins
South Yorkshire Police

Officers say the 23-year-old could be in Bentley or Doncaster.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.