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Summary

  1. Pupils will not be called to give evidence over Ann Maguire murder
  2. Sheffield man charged with seven terrorism offences
  3. Injured soldier Ben Parkinson given freedom of Doncaster
  4. Vandalised Downton Abbey carriages back on track in North Yorkshire
  5. West and North Yorkshire among country's rural crime hot spots
  6. New £3m medical centre opens in Sheffield
  7. Live updates on Monday 14 August 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Oli Constable and Ronan Sully

All times stated are UK

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Leeds and Fulham maintain their unbeaten starts to the season with a hard-fought draw at Elland Road.

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Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J33 for A630 Catcliffe and J32 for M18.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J33, A630 (Catcliffe) and J32, M18 (Thurcroft), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J28 for A650 and J29 for M1.

M62 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic and three lanes closed on M62 eastbound between J28, A650 (Tingley) and J29, M1 (Lofthouse), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M18 South Yorkshire southbound

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M18 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J2 for A1 and J1 for A631.

M18 South Yorkshire - M18 closed southbound between J2 A1(M) and J1, A631 (Bramley), because of an accident involving three vehicles earlier on. Diversion in operation - Follow the Signs with the symbol of a Hollow Diamond.

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

Five things we learned on Monday

More news, sport, weather and travel updates will appear through the evening and night.

Andrew Barton will be back from 06:30 on Tuesday with more updates from across Yorkshire.

In the meantime here are five things we learned today:

1) Police hunt thugs who attacked man who complained about littering in Scarborough

2) A hammer gang attacked a cash van at a Leeds supermarket during a lunchtime robbery

3) Pineapples have been banned at the Leeds Festival... no really

4) Yorkshire hero Ben Parkinson has been awarded the freedom of Doncaster

5) A proposal with a difference was caught on camera at Sheffield's Meadowhall shopping centre - watch it here.

Four-year-old Toby Nye, who has stage four Neuroblastoma, gets a superhero surprise.
Four-year-old Toby Nye, who has stage four neuroblastoma, received a surprise visit from a group of superheroes.

Watch: Sheffield celebrations during Pakistan Independence Day

Rob Rose

BBC Radio Sheffield

It's Pakistan Independence Day today, 70 years after British rule in India came to an end.

The country partitioned into two independent nation states: Hindu-majority India and Muslim-majority Pakistan.

Members of the Pakistani community have been holding celebrations today - including outside Sheffield City Hall.

Members of the Indian community will be holding their celebration tomorrow.

Keys handed over as high speed rail college is finished

Building work has finished on the National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR) in Doncaster.

Mayor Ros Jones handed the keys over, before the college opens to students in September.

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The NCHSR will teach students about projects such as HS2, with some of the work coming from the college.

Man seriously injured in street attack

Detectives in Calderdale are asking for the public's help after a man was seriously injured in Brighouse.

Police were called to reports of ongoing disorder on St John Street in the town yesterday at 14:00.

Officers found a man in his 30s who has been assaulted and suffered a "slash" wound.

St John Street, Brighouse
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He is currently in a stable condition in hospital.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and has been released pending further enquiries.

A 25-year-old man has been arrested today in connection with the incident and remains in police custody.

A police spokesman said: "Enquiries are ongoing in to what is believed to be an isolated incident between parties known to each other."

Man taken to hospital after Doncaster machinery fire

A man was taken to hospital with burns after a machine at a glass factory caught fire on Saturday morning.

Fire crews at Doncaster glass factory
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Four fire crews were called to Ardagh Glass Limited in Wheatley, Doncaster just after 07:00 to a machine on fire.

The flames had also spread to the roof area of the building.

The accidental fire was put out and firefighters left the scene at 10:00.

Scarborough man grabbed by throat and spat at after pleasure cruise

A Scarborough man's been repeatedly spat at and grabbed around the throat by a group who were littering.

The 36-year-old victim was with his wife and two children, when he confronted the men after disembarking the Regal Lady cruiser, on Burr Bank, at about 17:30 on Saturday afternoon.

Scarborough
North Yorkshire Police

Officers want to speak to the men in the CCTV images in relation to the incident.

Did you see Bradford hit-and-run?

A man was left with a broken wrist after a hit-and-run in Bradford.

The collision is thought to have happened at about 11.30 on Saturday, 12 August in North Avenue, close to the traffic lights outside Beacon House in the Manningham area.

The car, believed to be a bright red Fiat Punto or Ford Fiesta with scratches to the hub caps, turned into Cunliffe Road after hitting the 26-year-old.

Dentistry student appears in court on terror charges

A dentistry student charged with seven terror offences is to be tried at the Old Bailey.

Abdurahman Kaabar, 22, of Martin Street, Sheffield, is charged with three offences of possessing records of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism, and four offences of disseminating terrorist publications.

He was arrested on August 10 and has been in custody since.

Thickly bearded Kabaar, wearing a dark blue T-shirt and bottoms with flip-flops, remained expressionless throughout the Westminster Magistrates' Court hearing.

Kaabar, a UK citizen of Libyan descent, was studying at Plymouth University, according to court documents.

He is to appear at the Old Bailey on 1 September.

Kaabar intends to plead not guilty to the charges, defence lawyer Sav Khan said.

Bail was not granted.

Fire crews carry out major railway accident exercise in Barnsley

Fire crews from South Yorkshire have taken part in a training exercise testing their response to a incident at Elsecar Heritage Railway, near Barnsley.

It was done to test out what would happen in the event of a major incident, like a car getting stuck across the rails.

Train hits car
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

"Casualties" included passengers on the train, and a 27st training dummy, to simulate a morbidly obese person.

Train hits car
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said it specifically focused on the station's procedures for contacting the emergency services and for dealing with an incident before and during the arrival of the fire service.

Police appeal for witnesses after sex attack in York

Police are asking for the public's help to identify the people pictured below.

The people in the pictures, snapped walking along Riverside Walk towards Lendal Bridge, may be witnesses to a sex assault - but may not be aware that they possess potentially important information.

A woman was assaulted as she walked along the riverside path between Bridge Street and the Park Inn in York between 00:30 and 00:45 on Saturday, 15 July.

A man in his 30s has been charged with sexual assault following the incident and appeared in front of magistrates in York last month.

CCTV York sexual assault
North Yorkshire Police
CCTV York sexual assault
North Yorkshire Police
CCTV York sexual assault
North Yorkshire Police

Hammer gang attack cash van

An armed gang attacked a van carrying cash as it called at petrol station in Leeds.

Armed robbery
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Three men damaged a G4S security van with a hammer, while it was parked up within the petrol station at Asda on Killingbeck Drive at around 12:40.

They then made off in a black VW Sirocco, which was later found abandoned.

No one was injured in the incident.

Severe accident: A64 North Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A64 North Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between A1036 and A1237 York Outer Ring Road.

A64 North Yorkshire - Queuing traffic on A64 York Bypass westbound in York between the A1036 junction and Copmanthorpe, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to Fulford Interchange and to Grimston Bar Interchange.

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

Sheffield Job Centre staff start two-week strike over 'disgraceful' treatment

Job Centre workers in Sheffield are holding a two-week strike in protest at plans to close their office.

Eastern Avenue
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Members of the Public and Commercial Services (PCS) union in the city have already taken industrial action, saying the closure of the Eastern Avenue office will remove a vital public service in one of the city's most deprived areas.

The union is campaigning against plans to close a number of Job Centres across the country.

The Department for Work and Pensions says the re-organisation of Job Centres will make the service more efficient.

Pineapple ban for Leeds Festival

Pineapples have appeared on a list of items banned from this year's Reading and Leeds Festivals, alongside fireworks and weapons.

Pineapple hat
BBC

Organisers said it was because fans of Oxford band Glass Animals bring hundreds of the fruit to their gigs, in a nod to song Pork Soda which includes the lyrics "Pineapples are in my head".

Drummer Joe Seaward said it would be a "challenge" to get in with pineapples.

"Anyone who wasn't bringing a pineapple definitely is now," he said.

"It's fruitist. Watermelons are fine, but not pineapples?"

Listen: Crackdown on boozy holidaymakers?

The government's considering bringing in tougher rules to tackle drunken airline passengers after the number of arrests at airports went up by almost 50% in the last year.

More than half of cabin crew who responded to a survey said they had witnessed disruptive behaviour and some had been physically abused.

Last summer a 21-year-old man from Yorkshire was banned from travelling on an airline for life after threatening staff and other passengers.

Phil Ward, the Managing Director of Leeds-based Jet2.com - the first airline to ban sales of alcohol on flights before 08:00 - says the airports need to act:

Have you seen Mark from Barnsley?

Police are appealing for help in finding missing 41-year-old Mark Crossland from Barnsley.

He was last seen at 08:40 this morning leaving his workplace on Huddersfield Road in Darton on foot.

Mark is described as white, around 5ft 11ins, with short mousey brown hair. He was last seen wearing a red polo shirt with Premdor written on it, hi-vis jacket, combat trousers and possibly wearing safety boots.

Mark
South Yorkshire Police

Traffic busy after road closure

The good news is that the A1237 has re-opened.

The bad news is that it's going to be busy as traffic gets back to normal.

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Watch: A 'Premier' day out for Huddersfield Town fans

Almost 3,000 Huddersfield Town fans can say for years to come: "I was there."

The Terriers played their first ever match in the Premier League on Saturday, marking the occasion with an impressive 3-0 win away to Crystal Palace.

That scoreline saw Town top the table - albeit for a matter of hours - leading record signing Steve Mounié to say he would "take a picture of the Premier League table."

Many supporters were taking plenty of pictures of their own, but these two went one step further:

Watch: Ben Parkinson receives Freedom of Doncaster

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Former paratrooper Ben Parkinson, who was severely injured in Afghanistan, has been awarded the freedom of his home town of Doncaster.

The town's Civic Mayor presented him with a special scroll in what officials say is a recognition of his bravery, determination and fighting spirit.

Scroll
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I cannot think of a better recipient. You've done Doncaster proud. Well done mate."

George DerxCivic Mayor

Severe disruption: A1237 North Yorkshire both ways

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A1237 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between A59 Boroughbridge Road and A19 Shipton Road.

A1237 North Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on A1237 York Outer Ring Road in both directions in Knapton between the A59 Boroughbridge Road junction and the A19 Shipton Road junction, because of earlier police incident. Congestion on A59 Roman Road to the Newlands Lane junction and to the B1363 Wigginton Road (Clifton Moor Retail Park) junction.

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

Two arrested after 100mph Scarborough to York car chase

Two people have been arrested after police pursued a car at more than 100mph on the A64 between Scarborough and York.

The black stolen Astra, with false number plates, eventually crashed at Sand Hutton.

A64
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The 25-year-old driver ran off, but was caught by police.

He was arrested on suspicion of driving with no insurance, failing to stop, dangerous driving and drug driving.

He was also arrested on suspicion of burglary for an offence in West Yorkshire.

The 18-year-old female passenger was also arrested on suspicion of burglary for the offence in West Yorkshire.

Both remain in custody while enquiries continue.

Severe accident: A168 North Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A168 North Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between A19 York Road and A167.

A168 North Yorkshire - A168 blocked and queuing traffic southbound between the A19 York Road junction in Thirsk and the A167 junction in Topcliffe, because of an accident involving car and lorry. Congestion on A19 to the A61 junction.

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

Watch: Shopping centre proposal goes viral

Oli Constable

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Have you seen this video? It shows Joe Davies propose to his girlfriend Erika in Sheffield's Meadowhall shopping centre and has so far been seen more than one million times.

If you haven't seen it yet, take a look at this choreographed routine. And, yes, Erika did say "yes"!:

Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield this morning, Joe said he's planning something to top the Meadowhall dance routing at their wedding in a couple of years time.

No pressure...

Congratulations to Joe and Erika.

The (shooting) stars turn out in Scarborough

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

If, like me, you looked up to the night sky on Saturday evening hoping to witness the Perseid meteor shower but saw nothing, perhaps these pics will help assuage your disappointment.

Thanks to Simon Scott and Nicole Carr for sending in their snaps of meteors shooting over Scarborough's North Bay early yesterday morning.

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Simon Scott and Nicole Carr

The Perseid meteor shower gave stargazers the opportunity to spot dozens of shooting stars in the sky.

Meteors are small fragments of debris and dust that enter the atmosphere at high speed, meaning they combust and produce a stream of light which can be seen trailing behind them.

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Simon Scott and Nicole Carr

No plans to sell Leeds striker Wood - Christiansen

Ronan Sully

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen says striker Chris Wood is staying at Elland Road.

United are understood to have received several offers upwards of £12m for last season's top scorer.

Speaking after his side's 0-0 draw against Preston on Saturday, Christiansen told BBC Radio Leeds: "This is my impression and as coach, I want him to stay. We will see, but why should he go?"

Despite those words from the boss, fans are nothing if not thorough when it comes to football's rumour mill.

The club posted this group photo from training this morning, leading to a hasty game of "Where's Wood?"* on social media:(*We're pretty sure he's at the back, on the right.)

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Network Rail warns of Bank Holiday delays

Network rail
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Network Rail is warning trains from North Yorkshire towards London will be busier than normal across the Bank Holiday weekend (26/27 Aug).

Engineering work is taking place on the West Coast Main Line.

It means services on the East Coast Main Line, particularly from York, are expected to be extremely busy.

The Ebor Festival is taking place at York Racecourse across that weekend, and there's also the Leeds Festival near Tadcaster.

Watch: Who's lost a peahen?

Oli Constable

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

There's a peahen on the loose in Oughtibridge!

It's in the back garden of a house on Church Street, and has a tag on its foot, so it could belong to someone.

Tara, whose garden it is, says it's been there all morning, and her 18-month-old daughter loves it.

Tara's rung local farms and animal charities, but to no avail.

Anyone lost one? Get in touch and we can point you in the right direction.

Electric double-decker joins York's green bus fleet

The latest weapon in the fight to improve York's air quality is being wheeled out today.

Bus
First York

The city's beginning a month-long trial of a new type of bus which produces zero emissions.

York's had electric buses for years, but the Metrodecker EV will become the city's first electric double-decker, eventually being one of three in a fleet of 14 electric park and ride buses.

The vehicle carries 99 passengers almost 150 miles on a single, overnight charge, but it's hoped this can be increased to 200 miles soon.

I'm delighted to welcome this new addition to our green public transport fleet. These buses will play a major role in continuing to improve air quality in York."

Ian GilliesCity of York councillor

BreakingSheffield man charged with seven terrorism offences

A 22-year-old man from Sheffield has been charged with seven offences under the Terrorism Act.

Abdulrahman Kaabar, of Martin Street, was arrested on 10 August and has been charged with three offences of possessing a record of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

He has also been charged with four offences of disseminating terrorist publications under Section 2 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

He will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court later today.

Listen: 'Sheffield United fans to blame' after fan trouble

A senior Cleveland Police officer says that Sheffield United fans were to blame for violence that broke out after Saturday's game against Middlesbrough at the Riverside, which injured children as young as 10.

Assistant Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Jason Harwin, was on duty at the Riverside and says the violence involving over 200 people was some of the worst he's seen in his 25-year career.

Six people have so far been arrested and one officer was taken to hospital.

Richard Ball, 47, from Sheffield will appear at Teesside Magistrates Court on 8 September, after being charged with a public order offence.

A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class A drug and was released with no further police action.

Two men, aged 20 and 58, were cautioned for pitch invasion and two men, aged 35 and 52, were arrested on suspicion of affray and were released under investigation.