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Summary

  1. TV star wants grouse shooting on Ilkley Moor to be banned
  2. Woman in critical condition after being stabbed in Bradford
  3. Call for Sheffield to bid again to be Capital of Culture
  4. Police pilots and officers cleared of sex viewing
  5. Yorkshire cities urged to bid for exhibition cash
  6. Pub-goers in bid to buy their Sheffield local
  7. Robert Hardy - 'a tremendous life'
  8. Live updates on Friday 4 August 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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Our five top stories from today

That's all from us for today, we'll be back on Monday from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire.

Before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

  1. Police Helicopter sex film: Cleared officers to face force inquiry
  2. Stabbed woman found in Bradford
  3. Call for Sheffield to bid again to be Capital of Culture
  4. Batley man jailed for six years for terrorism offences
  5. CCTV of car towing man in wheelchair in Harrogate released

Have a great weekend!

Injured boy's Huddersfield Town surprise

A ten-year-old boy who had to have his favourite Huddersfield Town shirt cut off after a car crash has been on the receiving end of an amazing gesture by the firefighters who saved him.

Mason Faulkne
West Yorkshire fire and Rescue

Back in February Mason Faulkner (above bottom left) along with his younger brother Elliott were involved in a serious car crash. They managed to crawl out of the back of the car while their mum and a family friend were trapped in the front.

The boys sustained chest and abdominal injuries, but he told firefighters that he didn't want his new Huddersfield FC shirt damaging, but when he got to hospital nurses has to cut it off to treat him.

Today West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue gave Mason the suprise of his life when they took him to Town's training ground to have the grand tour and give him a brand new Terriers shirt.

When we heard that Mason had his Town shirt cut away at hospital we wanted to try and arrange something for the family to look forward to."

Watch Commander Darren HaleyWest Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Severe disruption: M606 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M606 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J2 for Merrydale Road and J3 for A6036 Rooley Avenue.

M606 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M606 northbound between J2, Merrydale (Euroway Trading Estates) and J3, A6036 (Staygate Roundabout), because of a vehicle fire.

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

Yorkshire stately home statues used to settle tax bill

Marble statues and urns from a collection at Castle Howard, near Malton, have been acquired for the nation to settle a £5.5m tax bill.

Castle Howard
BBC

Almost 90 antiquities - some of which were collected by the Fourth Earl of Carlisle, during a tour of Europe in the 18th century - have been allocated to the National Museums Liverpool, but remain on display at Castle Howard.

Police Helicopter sex film: Cleared officers to face force inquiry

South Yorkshire Police say they will carry out internal misconduct proceedings relating to four police officers who were cleared in court of filming people naked or having sex in the open from the force helicopter.

South Yorkshire Police officers Matthew Lucas, 42 (top left) and Lee Walls, 47 (top right), and pilots Matthew Loosemore, 45 (bottom left) and Malcolm Reeves, 64 (bottom right), were charged after another officer shot the footage.

They were acquitted following a three week trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

Adrian Pogmore, 50, who filmed the scenes admitted misconduct in a public office will be sentenced on Tuesday.

He has already been sacked by South Yorkshire Police.

Police officers
PA

South Yorkshire Police have just released this statement:

We will now continue with misconduct proceedings internally against the other South Yorkshire Police officers. We cannot comment further at this stage, so as not to prejudice any future misconduct hearings.”

South Yorkshire Police

Batley man jailed for six years for terrorism offences

A man from Batley has been jailed for six years for terrorism offences after he told an undercover police officer he wanted to join so-called Islamic State.

Ghulam Hussain
Counter Terrorism Unit

Ghulam Hussain, 31, of Track Road pleaded guilty last month to two offences of the preparation of terrorist acts.

Officers had found that Hussain had bought plane tickets and wanted to join IS and fight in Syria.

He had fraudulent credit cards and was going to use them to fund his trip.

Hussain was also charged with providing money and advice to an undercover officer with the intention being to assist another to commit an act of terrorism.

This case highlights the way extremists reach out to each other and over a relatively short period of time can encourage others to commit offences."

Det Spt Simon AtkinsonNorth East Counter Terrorism Unit

Travel update: Congestion around Sheffield

BBC News Travel

It's slow going around Sheffield this afternoon:

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BreakingPolice helicopter sex filming officer to face sentence

Peter McNerney

BBC Radio Sheffield

A police officer who admitted filming people from the force helicopter who were sunbathing naked and having sex will be sentenced next Tuesday.

Adrian Pogmore, aged 51 from Guilthwaite Crescent in Whiston, Rotherham, admitted misconduct in public office.

Four other crew members who faced charges told Sheffield Crown Court they weren't aware of what he was doing and were cleared of all charges.

Pogmore has been sacked by South Yorkshire Police.

Van and garage burned in arson attack

A van has been set alight in an arson attack yesterday in Denby Dale near Wakefield.

Gilthwaites Crescent
Google

Police say that at about 23:30 last night on Gilthwaites Crescent a container of fluid was thrown over a van outside a house which then ignited.

The fire caused damage to the van and the nearby garage also set alight.

After starting the fire the suspect then ran off, police said.

If you can help, call West Yorkshire Police on 101 with any information.

If the fire had not been controlled as quickly as it was there could have been potentially critical consequences."

Det Insp Mark AtkinsonWest Yorkshire Police

Fire crews focus on foam in exercise

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Yorkshire Live

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have shared this picture on social media of one of their training drills.

Central station's blue watch have been rehearsing what to do if they need to deploy foam when they arrive at scene of an incident:

View more on twitter

I'm sure it's very important but it does look like good fun!

Flame of Hope goes through South Yorkshire

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Yorkshire Live

The Special Olympics' Flame of Hope is making its way through South Yorkshire ahead of the games taking place in Sheffield next week.

It arrived in Barnsley at 10:30 this morning and was carried through the town's market just after 11:00.

Flame of Hope crowds in Barnsley
BBC

This afternoon the flame arrived in Doncaster where special guests, including Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson, greeted the travelling party.

Special Olympics Flame of Hope in Doncaster
The Special Olympics

The flame will arrive in Sheffield on Tuesday morning before making its way through the city to Bramall Lane for the opening ceremony that afternoon.

BreakingPolice pilots and officers cleared of helicopter sex viewing

Two police officers and two pilots accused of misusing a police helicopter to film naked sunbathers and a couple having sex have been cleared of all charges at Sheffield Crown Court.

Dangerous driver jailed over death of Harrogate woman

A man has been jailed for more than five years for causing the death of a Harrogate woman.

Simeon Denny, aged 29, from Checkers Close, Pontefract, pleaded guilty at York Crown Court to causing death by dangerous driving and driving over the prescribed limit for both alcohol and cannabis.

Simeon
North Yorkshire Police

He was sentenced to five years and nine months imprisonment, for causing the death of 50-year-old Carol Jones, by dangerous driving. He was also banned from the roads for six and a half years.

Denny drove his BMW 1 series at high speed through a red light at the junction of Otley Road and Cold Bath Road in Harrogate and collided with Ms Jones' vehicle who was travelling to work at Harrogate Police Station.

Chief Constable Dave Jones said “We all still feel the loss of our friend and colleague Carol, who was a valued member of our policing family. She was a credit to the force."

Sheffield man jailed for historical sex abuse of teenager

Gina Bolton

BBC Radio Sheffield

A Sheffield man who subjected a teenager to years of sexual abuse almost two decades ago is beginning a seven year jail sentence for his crimes.

Stephen Martin, aged 64, of Holgate Avenue in Parson Cross, groomed his 14-year-old victim by giving him sweets and presents before going on to abuse him.

Stephen Martin
South Yorkshire Police

Martin was found guilty of four counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity at Sheffield Crown Court.

This demonstrates to anyone who may have been a victim of sexual abuse that it’s never too late to come forward."

Det Con Lee AtkinsSouth Yorkshire Police

Yorkshire in the sunshine

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Yorkshire Live

It appears the whole of the White Rose county is basking in sunshine this afternoon, which has led to some beautiful pictures being sent in from BBC Weather Watchers.

Look at this scene in West Yorkshire:

Waterfall in Wetherby
BBC Weather Watcher

The sunflowers in this field in Harlington near Doncaster were also bathed in sunshine this lunchtime:

Sunflowers
BBC Weather Watchers

And this spot in Skipton looks like the perfect area to sit and relax on a summer's afternoon:

Skipton canal
BBC Weather Watchers

If this has inspired you to take some pictures from where you live then you can sign up to be a BBC Weather Watcher in moments and you never know, your photos could be used as part of the forecasts on BBC Look North.

CCTV of car towing man in wheelchair in Harrogate released

CCTV footage of a man in a wheelchair being towed by a car has been released by police.

William MacPherson, 28, was captured holding on to the back of the Hyundai Coupe, which was driven by 20-year-old Michael Ward, while being dragged along a number of streets in Harrogate in January.

The pair were both sentenced at Harrogate Magistrates Court last month.

North Yorkshire Police said the pair had "acted selfishly and dangerously" with no regard for road safety.

Stabbed woman found in Bradford

A woman is in a critical but stable condition after being found with stab wounds in Bradford last night.

Idle Road
Google

Police went to a house on Idle Road, Swain House at about 23:20 after a call about a disturbance.

When officers arrived they found a woman in her twenties with stab wounds. She's being treated in hospital and is in a critical but stable condition.

A 32-year-old man from Bradford has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody.

Appeal by Sheffield mum after hit-and-run

A Sheffield mother has made an emotional appeal for witnesses after her little girl was left traumatised after a hit and run crash in the city.

Queen Mary Road
Google

The six-year-old was hit by a moped which was being ridden on the pavement on Queen Mary Road , Woothorpe.

The girl's mother said "As a mother, you never want anything to happen to your child and I’m incredibly grateful that this wasn’t a more serious incident."

Her daughter is still affected by what happened and is very nervous when she is out in public even though the incident happened more than a month ago.

Leeds United midfielder signs contract extension

BBC Sport

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has signed a contract extension to keep him at the club until the end of the 2020-21 season.

Kalvin Phillips
Empics

The 21-year-old academy graduate has made 45 league appearances for the Elland Road side.

He told the club website: "I joined the club when I was 14 and grew up in Leeds, so to sign a contract extension is an honour."

Leeds start the Championship season with a trip to Bolton on Sunday.

Have you seen 14-year-old Kianna?

Missing
North Yorkshire Police

A teenage girl has gone missing from her home in Selby.

Kianna McCarthy, was last seen in the town at around 01:00 on Thursday.

Police say they are concerned for her welfare and are appealing to members of the public to contact them if they believe they have seen her.

Kianna has red shoulder length hair and was last seen wearing a grey hoody and grey tracksuit bottoms.

It is believed that she may have travelled to London.

Leeds Pride 2017: All you need to know

This weekend thousands of people will come to Leeds for the city's LGBT Pride 2017 - it's the biggest in Yorkshire.

Now in it's 11th year, the event celebrates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans life.

Here's all you need to know.

Leeds Pride 2016
Leeds City Council

The main event is on Sunday with two hours of performances on a stage in Millennium Square followed by a (usually colourful and noisy) parade through the city centre with more than 60 floats.

There will also be another stage on Lower Briggate on Sunday with outside bars, a children's area and a fun fair.

The parade starts at 14:00 and the headliners on the main stage in Millennium Square are Heather Small and 80s and 90s 'pop sensation' Sonia.

Leeds Pride 2016
Leeds City Council

There will be road closures at various points around the city centre, and if you want to park your car in the centre of town, that might be a bit tricky too.

If your preferred mode of transport is the bus, then click here for some essential reading.

A full list of all of the events can be found here.

If you're going have a great time and send us your pictures from the weekend and we'll feature them on Monday!

Listen: York MP 'universities fear Brexit'

York's already feeling the effect of Brexit, according to one of the city's MPs.

Labour's Rachael Maskell says damage to the local economy's being caused by uncertainty over the uk's future relationship with the EU.

She says York's hi-tech industries rely on a strong and open relationship with Europe and the city's universities fear that could be coming to an end:

Listen: Dolls house exhibition comes to Sheffield

Paulette Edwards

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

An exhibition of 12 dolls houses spanning over 300 years, is opening at Weston Park Museum in Sheffield tomorrow.

It's called Small Stories and I've been up to the site on Western Bank for a sneak preview with Lucy Cooper.

So what's it all about?

The exhibition is free but donations are welcome and runs until January.

In pictures: Halifax Piece Hall looking good at night

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Yorkshire Live

On Tuesday Halifax's historic Piece Hall reopened its doors after a £19m regeneration and almost 23,000 people turned up to see it.

I just spotted these pictures on Facebook of the building taken at night, looks great!

Piece Hall
Brad Brown
Piece Hall
Brad Brown
Piece Hall
Brad Brown

Special Olympics flame arrives in South Yorkshire

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield

The Special OIympics begin in Sheffield on Tuesday afternoon and ahead of the event the Flame of Hope has made its way from Much Wenlock in Shropshire to South Yorkshire for next week's opening ceremony.

It's currently on the streets of Barnsley and will be in Doncaster later today.

BBC Radio Sheffield will have full coverage of the four-day event beginning on Tuesday afternoon with Kat Cowan presenting live coverage of the opening ceremony from Sheffield United's Bramall Lane ground.

BreakingJury retires to consider sex helicopter case

A jury has retired to consider its verdicts in the trial of two police officers and two pilots accused of misusing the South Yorkshire police helicopter to film people sunbathing naked and having sex.

A feast for the eyes for Ferrari fans in Leeds

If you're an admirer of all things Ferrari then get yourself along to Roundhay Park this afternoon - 70 of the iconic supercars will be on display.

Ferarri
Getty Images

Fans of the prancing horse will be able to have a good look around the cars from 16:00 until 18:00.

Then they'll move off to Elland Road where they'll parade the cars to the Ferrari garage on the ring road for a private event.

It's all to celebrate the marque's 70th anniversary, stay tuned car nerds we hope to bring you lots of pictures from it later on.

Family fears rise over missing Sheffield man

The family and friends of a missing Sheffield man are growing increasingly concerned because he has not been seen since Wednesday evening.

Nigel Sanderson, 42, was last seen in the Hillsborough area at around 19:30 BST on Wednesday.

Police officers say Mr Sanderson is known to like visiting near-by Wadsley Common, Oughtibridge and the Rivelin Valley area of the city and is a frequently user of the local trams and trains.

Nigel Sanderson
South Yorkshire Police

Officers want to hear from anyone with information about Mr Sanderson and they can be contacted on 101.

Watch: The happy hungry of Huddersfield

If you're in Huddersfield this weekend you're not likely to go hungry - it's the town's 17th food festival.

For those of you in need of sustainance, it's probably best not to watch this:

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J23 for A640.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane blocked and heavy traffic on M62 westbound at J23, A640 (Huddersfield), because of debris on the road.

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

Joshua 'ordered' to defend WBA title

Shamir Masri

BBC Look North

British heavyweight boxer, Anthony Joshua has been told he must defend his World Boxing Association title against Cuba's Luis Ortiz.

The 27-year-old, who trains at the EIS in Sheffield, was due to take on Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch, before the Ukrainian retired earlier this week.

Anthony Joshua
PA

The WBA says Joshua and Ortiz have 30 days from 3 August to agree the fight.

Stand by your beds!: Starbeck plans to wow flower judges

People in Starbeck, near Harrogate, say they've pulled out all the stops - or should that be weeds? - to impress Britain in Bloom judges.

The town is in the urban category of the the Britain in Bloom competition.

Judges are inspecting their floral displays today:

Flowers
Starbeck in Bloom

Almost half of Halifax pubs fail underage drinking test

Almost half of pubs in Halifax town centre which were tested by police failed an underage drinking test.

Beer
Science Photo Library

West Yorkshire police say they've been working with Calderdale Licencing Team across the town centre to make sure pubs and bars aren't selling drink to under 18s.

They tested the businesses during an operation in the town over the last six weeks.

Out of the 25 test purchases they made in pubs in the town 10 failed but they haven't been named by officers.

We all want Halifax to be a place that people want to come and visit and for the Town to be a hub of positive activity.”

PC Michelle CheneyWest Yorkshire Police

Toni Minichiello: 'You've got an OBE but is the sport in a better place?'

BBC Radio 5 live

Toni Minichiello, the former coach of Olympic gold medalist Jessica Ennis-Hill, has criticised outgoing UK Athletics chief Ed Warner's reign at the organisation.

Warner will leave UK Athletics after 11 years at the end of the 2017 World Championships in London, which begins today.

The Sheffield coach is worried about the number of talented athletes who now train abroad and feels it's been a problem during the whole time Ed Warner has been in the role:

UK Athletics and Ed Warner have yet to respond to a BBC request for comment.

Listen: 'Treasured memories' - Tributes paid to Robert Hardy

Tributes are being paid to the All Creatures Great and Small actor Robert Hardy, who died yesterday.

He became a household name in the 1970's when he played Siegfrid Farnon, in the North Yorkshire-based BBC series.

Ian Ashton, from the World of James Herriot in Thirsk, says he has a special memory of meeting Robert Hardy:

Christopher Timothy played the main role.

He told BBC Radio York, Robert Hardy portrayed the character of Siegfried perfectly:

Shale gas drilling in Woodsetts?

Wendy Middleton

BBC Radio Sheffield

The energy firm Ineos has announced the location of a proposed exploration well west of the village of Woodsetts, near Rotherham.

The company said it hopes to drill for shale gas to the south of Dinnington Road in the future.

Dinnington Road in Woodsetts
Google

The business has also confirmed that they will consult local people to make them fully aware of the latest developments.