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Summary

  1. Doncaster bin workers to hold two five-day strikes in row over jobs and pay
  2. Woman thrown 80ft down gully while spreading slurry
  3. Injured Doncaster soldier Ben Parkinson launches review of his care
  4. East coast high tide flood alert between Whitby and Filey
  5. North Yorkshire 'castle' faces demolition due to lack of planning permission
  6. National Trust joins multi-million pound effort to restore Wentworth Woodhouse
  7. Man injured in 'ammonia' and stab attack in Doncaster
  8. Musical tribute premiere in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox
  9. Updates on Wednesday 9 August 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Kevin Larkin and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Wednesday...

Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire Wednesday 9 August 2017.

Want to find out what's happening where you live on Thursday 10 August? Just click here.

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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. Doncaster bin workers to hold two five-day strikes
  2. Woman thrown 80ft down gully while spreading slurry
  3. Dementia families surveyed over care
  4. Forbidden folly: North Yorkshire 'castle' faces demolition
  5. Weasel on an easel - No sitting still for Fidget

See you tomorrow

Halifax fire: Latest pictures from the scene

These are the latest pictures from the scene of a fire in Halifax earlier this morning.

Fire
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Fifteen fire engines were called to the Game store on Southgate in the town, the fire was out by 04:30.

The blaze spread through the three top floors of the building, but investigators say it's still unsafe to enter.

The road remains closed to traffic but is open to pedestrians.

Fire
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Missing man seen in Otley

Have you seen James Andrew Smith?

James Andrew Smith
West Yorkshire Police

The 23-year-old from Horbury, West Yorkshire, was last on Thursday morning last week.

Police say that their enquiries have been ongoing to try to find him and they have had reports of him in the Otley area.

He was last seen wearing a black Nike running top over a grey hooded top and blue jeans.

We have had a number of enquiries ongoing to trace James and both the police and his parents are very concerned for his welfare."

Insp Sohail MohammedWest Yorkshire Police

Huddersfield Town fans set to spend nearly £1,000 on Premier League train travel

Yorkshire Post

Huddersfield Town fans will be looking forward to their year in the sun as the club's Premier League debut approaches. Yet following the newly-promoted side in the top flight will cost them a hefty sum in travel expenses.

HTFC
Yorkshire Post

Warning for parents who 'value convenience more than safety'

Parents who park right outside the school gates causing a dangerous situation for children arriving for lessons are to be targeted by CCTV cameras.

Parking
PA

Leeds City Council say that mums and dads who "value their own convenience more than the safety of children and other pedestrians" could be recorded by a new video van.

Offending parents could face a fine of £70 after it's recorded a short clip of them parking up at the gates on zig-zag lines.

The council say that they are "regularly contacted by schools asking for additional support to tackle illegal parking".

Despite our best efforts to resolve the issue of parking around the school gates there are still a number of people who value their own convenience more than the safety of children."

Cllr Richard LewisLeeds City Council

Severe accident: A58 West Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A58 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, at A6142 Pye Nest Road.

A58 West Yorkshire - A58 Rochdale Road in Halifax closed and very slow traffic in both directions at the A6142 Pye Nest Road junction, because of a serious accident.

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

Police recover miner's lamp in Wakefield

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Yorkshire Live

Are you missing your miners lamp? I know I'm forever leaving mine in silly places.

Lamp
West Yorkshire Police

This miners lamp is believed to have been stolen and now police Wakefield want the public to help reunite it with its rightful owner.

If you think you might know who it belongs to, give the police a call on 101.

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

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

M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane blocked on entry slip road and heavy traffic eastbound at J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Cycling sensation Kiera Byland competes in Special Olympics

She's already a Special Olympics superstar, but 18-year-old Kiera Byland is on the hunt for more gold medals.

Last night she co-hosted the opening ceremony in Sheffield for over 2,600 athletes from across the country.

Today she's competing in the 10k time trial.

It wasn't easy for Kiera growing up with learning difficulties, but when she discovered cycling, her life changed dramatically.

Would-be armed robbers sought after bungled attack

Police in Bradford are hunting for three men after they tried to rob a shop with guns, only to be seen off by the shopkeeper and a customer.

Kubus
Google

It happened on Sunday at Kubus Euro News on Clayton Road, Great Horton just after midnight, when the three masked men went into the shop, each of them carrying a gun.

They threatened the shopkeeper but he tackled the men and was hit in the face, at this point one of the would-be robbers dropped his gun.

A customer then stepped in and managed to take off one of the robber's masks - he's described as an Asian male, 18-22-years-old with a thin face and a beard.

The three suspects then ran off empty-handed.

This was a terrifying attempted robbery on a shopkeeper simply going about his business."

Det Ins Ryan BraggWest Yorkshire Police

Severe disruption: A66 North Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A66 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, around New Lane.

A66 North Yorkshire - A66 in West Layton blocked and queuing traffic in both directions around the New Lane junction, because of a burst water main and emergency repairs.

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

Severe accident: A58 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A58 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, at Dib Lane.

A58 West Yorkshire - A58 Easterly Road in Leeds closed and slow traffic inbound at the Dib Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

Dementia families surveyed over care

Researchers from the University of Bradford are asking people how willing they would be to care for a family member if they were diagnosed with dementia.

It's part of a nationwide survey to understand what kind of support would best ease the burden for dementia carers.

Roger, from Baildon, West Yorkshire, speaks to Look North about how he visits his wife's nursing home to help care for her each day.

South Yorkshire leaders criticise government over rail electrification

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Business and political leaders from the Sheffield City Region have criticised the government for cancelling the electrification of the Midland Mainline.

It was revealed this week the government's proposed bi-mode trains, which can run on diesel and electric lines, will actually be slower than the current diesel-only models.

Midland Mainline
BBC

In the letter, the Sheffield City Region criticises what it says is "Network Rail’s continued inability to deliver key projects on time and budget."

They have asked Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to answer their concerns that the cancellation will "[undermine] business confidence in the Northern Powerhouse."

Dalian Atkinson Taser death: Third officer probed

A third police officer has been investigated over the death of ex-Sheffield Wednesday star Dalian Atkinson who was shot with a Taser, it has emerged.

Dalian Atkinson
Getty Images

Three West Mercia Police officers had now been interviewed under criminal caution, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said.

Mr Atkinson died after contact with police in Telford, Shropshire on 15 August last year.

West Mercia Police said it continued to co-operate with the IPCC.

Halifax building unsafe after fire

Fire crews in Halifax are still waiting to go inside a building which caught light in the early hours of this morning.

Halifax fire
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Fifteen fire engines were called to the Game store on Southgate in the town, the fire was out by 04:30.

The blaze spread through the three top floors of the building, but investigators say it's still unsafe to enter.

The road remains closed to traffic but is open to pedestrians.

Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J41 for A650 and J40 for A638 Ossett.

M1 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of an accident.

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

Watch: Twinkle the albino hedgehog rescued

Twinkle an albino hedgehog has been rescued by the wildlife orphanage at Barlby, near Selby, in North Yorkshire:

Doncaster level crossing closed with 'railway is not a playground' warning

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A level crossing in Rossington near Doncaster has been closed.

The Penny's level crossing will be shut until 8 October after a series of images appearing to show children playing on it.

Level crossing cycling
Network Rail

Almost 200 trains a day travel on the East Coast mainline through the crossing at speeds of up to 125mph.

Network Rail has decided to close the crossing until it can visit schools in the autumn to warn pupils about the dangers.

Level Crossing photos
Network Rail

The railway is not a playground and it’s vital that users treat crossings with the respect they deserve. "

Vicki BeadleCommunity Safety Manager, Network Rail

Watch: Special Olympics opening ceremony highlights

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Sheffield is playing host to the Special Olympics.

Today is the first full day of competition after the opening ceremony last night.

Missed it? Here are some of the highlights:

Hillsborough disaster accused appear in court

Five men charged over the Hillsborough disaster and its aftermath have appeared in court.

(Clockwise from top left) Sir Norman Bettison, Graham Mackrell, Donald Denton, Alan Foster and Peter Metcalf appeared at Warrington Magistrates' Court
PA/BBC/GETTY IMAGES

(Clockwise from top left) Sir Norman Bettison, Graham Mackrell, Donald Denton, Alan Foster and Peter Metcalf .

The men, including ex-South Yorkshire Police (SYP) chief inspector Sir Norman Bettison, attended Warrington Magistrates' Court in Cheshire.

No formal pleas were given for four of the men but former club secretary at Sheffield Wednesday Graham Mackrell pleaded not guilty.

All five men were bailed to attend Preston Crown Court on 6 September.

Former Ch Supt David Duckenfield, who is also facing charges over the 1989 disaster, was not required to attend.

New library for part of Rotherham

Brinsworth in Rotherham is set to get a new library building to replace the existing one - which is over 40 years old and in a bad state of repair.

Brinsworth Library
Google

The project's being funded by £120,000 in developer contributions.

The new library will be an extension of the existing pavilion on Brinsworth Lane.

Local people have three weeks to give their views on the plans - which are on the council's website.

BreakingHillsborough court appearance

Five men charged with offences relating to the Hillsborough disaster and its aftermath have appeared at Warrington Magistrates' Court.

They have been bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on 6 September.

Man dies in Doncaster motorbike crash

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A 32 year old man has died after a collision between his motorbike and a car.

It happened at 14:20 on Monday when the motorcycle collided with a Ford Fusion car on Top Road in Barnby Dun.

Top Road
Google

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, his family has been informed.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Recruitment drive for homegrown medical students

Just days after the news Northallerton's Friarage hospital is now advertising in Holland, Italy, Spain and Greece, to fill jobs, the government's announced a new recruitment initiative.

Med students
Science Photo Library

It's been revealed that an extra 500 medical school places are to be made available in England next year to try to boost the number of homegrown doctors in the NHS.

Ministers want to increase the number of training places by 1,500 by 2020 - a rise of a 25%.

Watch: Weasel on an easel - No sitting still for Fidget

North Yorkshire's wonder-weasel, Fidget, is set for TV fame tonight.

He's the star of the BBC's Super Small Animals, a documentary on BBC 1 at 20:00 about the super powers of the world’s smallest animals.

Fidget belongs to Yorkshire wildlife artist, Robert E Fuller, who discovered the abandoned four-week-old weasel in York.

Robert set up a series of runs and mazes for him at his artists studio in Thixendale in the Yorkshire Wolds - a weasel on an easel!

Here's a film made shortly after Fidget was rescued:

Barnsley flat 'closed down' after anti-social behaviour

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Police have imposed restrictions on a flat in Cudworth, near Barnsley, after ongoing anti-social behaviour problems.

It means only the person living there and Barnsley Council officers will be allowed into the property which is on Crown Avenue.

Anyone who goes into the flat without permission could face jail.

Barnsley Council and South Yorkshire Police say they believe the action will reduce problems caused by anti-social behaviour.

Bradford Family Film Festival draws huge crowds

Hundreds of children gathered in Bradford City Park this morning to watch a screening of Disney's Moana.

Bradford Family Film Festival
BBC

It’s part of the Bradford Family Film Festival which runs throughout August, with free films shown in City Park every Wednesday.

The festival, which is in its second year, is also set to screen films in the Imax cinema in the National Science and Media Museum.

According to the organisers, last week they had 170 people who stayed in the rain to watch the BFG. Not too shabby!

To find out more about the screenings, click here.

We're delighted with the turnout. There was a real diverse mix of young people from all over the place, lots of different backgrounds."

David WilsonBradford Family Film Festival

Injured Doncaster soldier Ben Parkinson launches review of his care

A paratrooper who survived some of the the worst-ever battlefield injuries has asked lawyers to investigate concerns over his care.

Ben Parkinson
BBC

Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson lost both legs and suffered more than 40 injuries in a landmine blast in Afghanistan in 2006.

The 31-year-old from Doncaster and his mother are now calling on his care providers for more help.

NHS England said it was working to arrange reviews of his care.

Lawyers claim his care providers are in breach of the Armed Forces Covenant.

Watch: 'You've got this': A message for mums

A York mum's been leaving messages of support around York for first-time mums to find.

And it seems her notes are proving an inspiration for their recipients:

Going, going, gone: Anti-social behaviour sparks Doncaster bus shelter demolition

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A bus shelter in Doncaster has been knocked down after it became a focus for anti-social behaviour.

The shelter, in Hexthorpe, will be replaced with a new shelter with a different design.

South Yorkshire Police have tweeted images of the demolition:

Bus shelter demolition
South Yorkshire Police
Bus shelter demolition
South Yorkshire Police
Demolished bus shelter
South Yorkshire Police

Driver with 27 points has car seized in Bradford

The driver of this car has an unbelievable 27 penalty points on their licence.

Unsurprisingly, West Yorkshire Police officers have just seized their car:

Car
West Yorkshire Police

They took the car on Wrose Place, in Bradford, after officers spotted the car had no insurance.

But, to make matters worse for the driver, they tried to get away from the police.

The driver has been reported to the Magistrates' Court.