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Summary

  1. Sheffield Council wins trees legal case
  2. Suspected stabbing in Dewsbury
  3. Jo Cox hero Bernard Kenny has died
  4. Jury retires to consider verdict over Leeds teenager death
  5. 'Missing' youngsters found after major search in North Yorkshire
  6. Recycling centre in Normanton to close next month
  7. Funding for crumbling Doncaster Baths
  8. Spa plans for Harrogate's Turkish Baths
  9. Updates on Tuesday 15 August 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Oli Constable and Ronan Sully

All times stated are UK

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Jake Webster scores four tries as Castleford Tigers beat Wakefield Trinity to clinch the Super League League Leaders' Shield.

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Sunderland maintain their unbeaten start to the Championship season with a draw at Sheffield Wednesday.

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Samuel Saiz

Leeds United midfielder Samuel Saiz will face no charges after being cleared of wrongdoing in an alleged spitting incident.

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Jonathan Dinzeyi and Danny Hylton

Manchester City Under-21s win on penalties in their first EFL Trophy game, while fellow debutants Tottenham lose at Luton.

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Five things we learned on Tuesday

That's almost as far as we go today - more news, sport, weather and travel updates will appear through the evening and night.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow from 06:30 when we'll have all the news, sport, weather and travel from where you live.

Meanwhile, here are five of our best from the day's stories:

  1. Sheffield council granted an injunction against tree-felling protesters
  2. A new resident on the North York Moors has been dividing opinion
  3. The Premier League turns 25: the man who opened the scoring way back on the opening day
  4. Further funds for Yorkshire victims of Manchester Arena terror attack
  5. Tributes are paid to 'hero' Bernard Kenny, who tried to prevent the death of MP Jo Cox

Claims rail fares in Yorkshire have risen twice as quickly as wages

The TUC in Yorkshire is claiming rail fares in the region have risen over twice as fast as wages in the last 10 years.

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The Union says the latest increase announced from next January - averaging 3.6% - is the biggest in five years.

The rail industry insists the extra revenue will be invested in improving services, but the TUC says its own research shows UK commuters spend up to six times as much of their salary on fares as other European passengers.

It's quite clear in our privatised rail network that passengers are paying more for less."

Mick CashGeneral Secretary for the RMT Union

Severe accident: A653 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A653 West Yorkshire southbound severe accident, around A61 East Street.

A653 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on A653 Crown Point Road southbound in Leeds around the A61 East Street junction, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Sheffield college to admit younger students from September

Sheffield's University Technology College will be able to admit younger students from next year.

UTC College
Google

The Department for Education has approved plans to allow 13-year-olds to study at the college.

The state funded school says young people progress noticeably when they start at the UTC.

Bernard Kenny: Jo Cox assistant pays tribute to 'hero'
The man who was awarded the George Medal for trying to stop the murder of MP Jo Cox died on Monday.

Update: incident at Dewsbury railway station

Police are investigating a suspected stabbing in Dewsbury, after an injured man was found at the railway station this afternoon.

The incident is thought to have taken place in the town centre, near to the train station on Wellington Road.

The man's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Police and Crime Commissioner won't oversee fire authority

North Yorkshire County Council's executive has confirmed it doesn't support plans for the running of the fire authority to be taken over by North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner.

Fire engine
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Julia Mulligan wanted a model which would allow her to oversee the two emergency services, claiming it would save nearly £7m over the next decade.

The Council has instead recommended a different way, saying Mrs Mulligan can become a member of the Fire Authority, but not run it.

Hebden protester's Palestine posters campaign

A protestor in Hebden Bridge is taking on Calderdale Council over her rights to demonstrate in the town square.

Hebden
BBC

Chris Drake campaigns about Palestine, using graphic images of injured children as part of her silent protest.

The authority's told her she can't put her posters on council property including bins, lamp posts and the public highway, which includes the paving-slabs of the square itself.

Chris Drake claims that's unfair and that she is willing to go to jail if she is moved on.

BreakingIncident at Dewsbury railway station

We are getting reports of a police incident at Dewsbury railway station.

Police are at the scene and trains are not stopping at the station.

More as we get it.

Further funds for Manchester bomb victims' families

The five families from Yorkshire who lost loved ones in the Manchester Arena bombing have been told they're eligible for more money from a fund set up after the tragedy.

Manchester attack vigil
BBC

The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund has announced they can each claim a further £180,000, on top of the £70,000 already being awarded.

The Fund has has so far raised £18 million, with donations still coming in for the 22 people who were killed.

Among those who died in the attack were:

  • Wendy Fawell, 50, from Otley, who had travelled with her friend Caroline and their children to the Manchester Arena.
  • Angelika and Marcin Klis from York who were who in the area waiting to pick up their children from the concert at the arena.
  • Fourteen-year-old Leeds schoolgirl Sorrell Leczkowski who had travelled to Manchester with her family, though it’s understood she did not attend the concert.
  • Kelly Brewster, 32, from Sheffield who died as she tried to protect her niece from the explosion at the concert.

Watch: On this day in 1987 Scarborough FC made the national news

Scarborough Athletic FC played in its home town for the first time in a decade last month, when its new Flamingo Land stadium opened.

The club was formed after Scarborough FC went out of business with debts of £2.5m. It is jointly owned by about 350 supporters.

But on this day 30 years ago, in 1987, Scarborough FC made the BBC's national news, when they were the first side promoted into the Football League:

Do not approach wanted man, say police

Police say a man who failed to attend court is now wanted by police and should not be approached.

Jack Holland, 20, of Park View, Maltby, was due in court charged with robbery, but failed to turn up.

He is described as white, of slim build and with dark hair.

Anyone who knows where he is or can help is asked to call 999.

Jack Holland
South Yorkshire Police

Watch: Billy, 8, running for charity despite painful condition

The thought of running 26 miles brings me out in hot sweats and a side stitch.

But for eight-year-old Billy from Sheffield, it's a challenge he's attacking head on.

Billy has Prader-Willi syndrome which makes movement painful, but he's determined to finish the challenge.

Body found on tracks at Skipton

A body was found on the line at Skipton railway station this morning.

Skipton Rail Station
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British Transport Police attended the scene after receiving reports shortly before 08:00 of a body on the line.

Officers are working to identify the body, but the circumstances are not thought to be suspicious.

Funding given for crumbling Doncaster baths

Doncaster council has confirmed it will spent £300,000 on repairs and structural surveys on St James' Baths.

The baths opened in 1932 and closed in 2013.

Since then, part of the roof has collapsed.

Doncaster baths exterior
BBC

Judges warning after Yorkshire Dunkirk veteran lost everything through 'Power of attorney'

A retired senior judge has warned the power of attorney system lacks safeguards, saying he would never sign one himself.

The enduring or lasting power of attorney is a legal document, which allows someone to make your financial decisions when you can no longer do so.

The warning, by Denzil Lush, follows the case of North Yorkshire Dunkirk and Normandy veteran, Frank Willet, who was exploited by his neighbour Colin Blake.

Willett
Leslie Willett

Frank's daughter, Lesley, lived 300 miles away from her father who, suffering from dementia and in his early 80s, made Blake his attorney, giving him responsibility for his financial affairs.

Lesley believed Frank's assets were safe.

But just weeks after the papers were signed, Colin Blake had begun taking out large sums of money.

Colin Blake
North Yorkshire Police

In February 2003, Blake withdrew nearly £9,000 from Mr Willett's account in a single transaction. As he had power of attorney, the bank didn't contact Lesley.

Blake drew out more money, using the sums to pay his own bills.

He also registered the enduring power of attorney (EPA) with the Court of Protection, which allowed him to sell Frank's house, a two-bedroom bungalow in North Yorkshire.

The police pursued Blake to France.

Last month he pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced to four-and-a-half years.

Severe accident: A658 West Yorkshire southbound

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A658 West Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at B6381 Barkerend Road.

A658 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic on A658 New Otley Road southbound in Bradford at the B6381 Barkerend Road junction, because of an accident. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

BBC celebrates 25 years since the start of the Premier League

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A quarter of a decade ago, the top league in England changed from being Division One to the Premier League.

Now the BBC is letting you relive the birth of one of the greatest leagues in the world with a live text stream.

No spoilers please, Sheffield United fans...

Doncaster flats given closure orders

Doncaster Magistrates Court has 'closed' two flats in Doncaster town centre because of anti-social behaviour.

Doncaster flat closed
South Yorkshire Police

The flats, at Firbeck House on St James Street, have been given the closure order for three months.

It means that only the occupant, their relatives and council and NHS staff are allowed to enter or visit the property.

Sheffield tree protest : Council says 'We had no choice' but to go to court

Sheffield city council have been successful in getting an injuction that will stop protesters taking direct action to prevent trees in Sheffield from being cut down.

Speaking outside Sheffield Town Hall, councillor Bryan Lodge said court action had been a last resort:

Watch: Knaresborough honours road builder 'Blind Jack'

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

Knaresborough is today honouring one of its most famous sons.

It's 300 years since the birth of John Metcalf, who was known as as Blind Jack.

He was one of the north's most prominent road builders in the 1700s.

I've been to see how the town has paid tribute to him:

Watch: Bernard Kenny 'was every inch the hero'

Halifax MP Holly Lynch has hailed the bravery of Bernard Kenny - the man who was awarded the George medal for trying to stop the murder of MP Jo Cox.

Mr. Kenny died yesterday morning at the age of 79, he was suffering from cancer.

He was stabbed as he intervened when Thomas Mair attacked Mrs Cox in Birstall, West Yorkshire in 2016.

Holly Lynch - who was a friend of Jo Cox - says Bernard Kenny leaves behind a great legacy:

Woman assaulted at Scarborough pop concert

Witnesses are being sought after a woman was assaulted at a Jess Glynne concert in Scarborough.

Jess Glynne / Scarborough Open Air concert
BBC

The incident took place at the open air theatre on Friday 11 August.

A woman was grabbed by the hair and assaulted while waiting in the queue for the toilet with her friends just before 22:00. The suspect was then removed from the venue by security.

Police want to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the attack.

Bedale man jailed over indecent images of children

A man from Bedale, North Yorkshire, has been jailed for 15 months for possessing indecent images of children.

Court
BBC

Craig Scott Murfitt, 30, of Benkhill Drive, was sentenced at Teesside Crown Court after pleading guilty to two charges of possessing indecent images and one of breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO).

He was also issued with an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order and ordered to sign the sex offenders register for 10 years.

Murfitt had previously been given a nine-month suspended sentence in 2016 for similar offences and was issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

The images were discovered during a routine visit by public protection officers as part of monitoring under the SHPO, when his mobile phone and tablet were seized.

Two men stabbed in Leeds street

A man's been arrested after two other men were found with stab wounds in Leeds overnight.

Gledhow Terrace, Leeds
Google

It's the thought they'd been attacked at Gledhow Terrace in the Harehills area of the city shortly after 00:30 by a group of men in two cars.

A 22-year-old man and a 23-year old were taken to hospital, but their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Leeds United to share gate revenue for switched cup tie

Leeds United have agreed to share the money raised through ticket sales for their Carabao Cup with Newport County, despite the match being switched to Elland Road.

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Newport had been drawn as the home side for the match, but requested the move due to refurbishments taking place at their Rodney Parade ground.

The capacity of Leeds' Elland Road is significantly larger, at 37,890, but the Championship side say they will honour the agreement to share 45% of the gate as normal.

On behalf of everyone at Newport County AFC I would like to thank the Chair of Leeds United Andrea Radrizzani for graciously showing his and Leeds United’s goodwill in allowing us to keep our percentage of the gate. It is a wonderful gesture and much appreciated”.

Gavin FoxallOperational Chairman, Newport County

Caver rescued from Gaping Gill after accident

A man's been rescued from a cave in North Yorkshire, after sustaining serious head and chest injuries.

Gaping Gill
BBC

An air ambulance was required at the main chamber of Gaping Gill near Ingleborough (pictured) in the Dales yesterday morning.

Cavers on site assisted paramedics to carry him to the helicopter on a spinal board.

Three Muslim women reflect on the horror of the Partition of British India in 1947.
The Partition of British India had a lasting impact on one women who now lives in Bradford.

Listen: Sheffield businessman questions 'work ethic'

A businessman from Sheffield says he wonders how much unemployed people want to work, after he gets numerous of 'no-shows' to job interviews.

Nick Murphy, who runs HS Direct, says some of his staff can earn £5000 per month.

Some of the jobs, which are sales-driven roles, carry a base wage of £15,000 per year, with commission added on top.

This is what he says:

Road closures to affect Oakwell access tonight

Fans going to Barnsley's match against Nottingham Forest in the Championship tonight (19:45 kick off) are being advised to allow extra time for their journey as a result of an ongoing road closure near Oakwell.

Oakwell Stadium
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A burst pipe on Pontefract Road over the weekend has been fixed, but damage to the road surface is taking longer to repair.

The club has issued this information for those wishing to park at the ground tonight:

  • Access to East Stand car park is closed via Beavor Court.
  • Access to the East Stand car park is restricted ahead of tonight's game with Nottingham Forest.
  • Entry to the club car park today will be via the South Stand Gate, due to road closures restricting access to Beavor Court.
  • Those parking in the East Stand car park will not be able to exit via Beavor Court.
  • When exiting the ground via the South Stand car park, there will be no left turn on to Pontefract Road.
A statue of a seated man divides opinion after being installed on the North York Moors
The statue, which is 9ft 8in (3m) high, will remain on the North York Moors at Castleton for five years.

Tree campaigners say fight goes on despite court ruling

Sheffield Tree Action Group who oppose what they see as the unnecessary felling of thousands of mature and healthy street trees in the city say the fight goes on despite a court ruling.

An injunction handed down today means people can't lawfully take direct action to prevent trees in Sheffield being cut down.

Trees in mulcher
PA

Protestors had been stood underneath trees to prevent council contractors carrying out felling work.

The group had previously said the council had acted in an undemocratic way and had refused to listen to alternative options to felling.

The injunction won't come into force until 23:59 hours on 22 August 2017, pending any appeal, and remain in place until 25 July 2018.

Sheffield City Council have bought a very expensive victory in court. On our streets the campaign to save healthy trees goes on."

STAG Statement

Spa plans for Harrogate's Turkish Baths

There are plans to turn Harrogate's historic Turkish Baths into an "holistic spa and wellness centre".

Baths
Harrogate Borough Council

They also plan to launch their own range of beauty products.

The baths are owned by Harrogate District Council.

It says the plans would make a significant contribution to their aim of finding £5m of new income by 2020.

Rotherham estate targeted by thieves

People living on an estate in Rotherham are being told to lock their windows and doors after a number of burglaries have taken place across the last week.

Masbrough ariel
Google

Six burglaries happened between Monday 7 August and Saturday 12 August on Victoria Street, Robert Street and Winfred Street in Masbrough.

In each case, burglars gained entry through unlocked windows and back doors. Items such as jewellery, watches, handbags, bankcards and cash were taken.

Jury retires to consider verdict over Leeds teenager death

The jury at the trial of a seventeen-year-old accused of killing a teenager in Leeds has retired to consider the evidence.

irfan Wahid
West Yorkshire Police

Irfan Wahid (pictured), was sixteen when he was attacked in Harehills in February.

He died from a single stab wound to the chest. The defendant denies murder and manslaughter.