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  1. Geoffrey Boycott sorry for 'unacceptable' comment
  2. Spit guards carried by West Yorkshire Police officers from today
  3. Bradford-based Provident Financial's profit warning as boss quits
  4. Tadcaster residents and businesses criticise parking charge plan
  5. George Osborne urges 'HS3' rail for northern England
  6. Chief executive of Rotherham's Magna Centre dies
  7. 'Unknown' Dewsbury soldier identified after 73 years
  8. Updates on Tuesday 22 August 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Gemma Ashcroft and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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Philip Billing

Huddersfield earn their third straight win of the season as the Premier League side come from behind to beat Rotherham in the EFL Cup second round.

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That's all from Tuesday...

Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

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

Severe accident: A629 South Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A629 South Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between A628 Barnsley Road and B6462 Thurgoland Bank.

A629 South Yorkshire - A629 High Lee Lane in Four Lane End closed and slow traffic in both directions between Hoylandswaine Roundabout and the B6462 Thurgoland Bank junction, because of a serious accident.

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

Akshay Kumar

Ian Youngs

Entertainment reporter

More Indian films are shooting in the UK - including one starring Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar.

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Jayne Senior

Alison Holt

Social Affairs Correspondent, BBC News

Jayne Senior, who first exposed the child sex abuse scandal, has been investigated by Rotherham Council.

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'She was raped by six men'. Rotherham abuse three years on
Julie Roberts' foster daughter Gemma took her own life, after she continued to be preyed upon.

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane blocked on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

The "oldest carnival in Europe" is gearing up to celebrate its 50th anniversary.
Leeds Carnival is the "oldest carnival in Europe" and is still looking to the future.

Severe accident: A641 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A641 West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between Bowling Old Lane and Marsh Street.

A641 West Yorkshire - A641 Manchester Road in Bradford closed and slow traffic northbound between the Bowling Old Lane junction and the Marsh Street junction, because of an accident involving pedestrian. Also affecting Broadway Avenue at A641 Manchester Road.

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

Man walks away from UK land speed record attempt crash
David Tremayne reached 296mph before losing control when the parachute was released.

Our top five 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. Former Yorkshire cricketer Geoffrey Boycott sorry for 'unacceptable' comment
  2. Spit guards to be carried by West Yorkshire Police from today
  3. George Osborne urges 'HS3' rail for northern England
  4. 'Unknown' Battle of Arnhem soldier identified after 73 years
  5. Reward offered for return of young boy's lost toy at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

See you tomorrow.

Listen: Union wary over 'forced redundancies'

A planned five-day bin collection strike planned for tomorrow has been called off while the trade union Unite continues negotiations.

Members of the Unite union employed by the private contractor Suez in Doncaster were planning on staging two walkouts on Wednesday and 2 September in a row over pay and jobs.

The union said the pay dispute had been resolved after a new offer was put to the workers and accepted unanimously.

Unite is still unhappy about proposed redundancies and haven't ruled out balloting their members for strike action in the future. Shane Sweeting is their regional officer:

In a statement, Suez say a long-term pay deal has been reached and it'll be business as usual for collections tomorrow.

In addition to securing a pay award for 2017, the long-term deal struck yesterday also sets in place a sustainable pay mechanism for up to 10 years linked to the cost of living"

Nick BrowningGeneral Manager for Municipal Operations at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J25 for A644 and J26 for M606.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M62 eastbound between J25, A644 (Brighouse) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Ringing the changes: New bell ringers to join York Minster

York Minster has recruited a new band of volunteer bell ringers.

York Minster

The previous ringing team was sacked last October, over what the Minster had described as safeguarding issues.

Several members of the former team are included in the new team which will get together for the first time next month.

North will 'speak for itself' over HS3

Former Chancellor George Osborne has urged Theresa May to commit to building high-speed rail lines across the north of England, from Liverpool to Hull.

But Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has said northern England would "speak for itself" tomorrow at a transport summit for political and business leaders, in Leeds.

George Osborne

Mr Osborne said "HS3", which he had approved in government, would help the prime minister to "relaunch her premiership".

A "full-blown attempt to rebalance the economy of Britain" was needed, he added.

Mr Osborne launched the Northern Powerhouse project during his time at the Treasury, promising new funding and powers for cities, including Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds.

But, in Tuesday's Financial Times, he wrote there had since been a "systematic attempt" by Mrs May's advisers to "eradicate all mention of the initiative".

Enforcement action planned for Bradford care home

Legal action's being taken against a care home in Bradford which has been rated inadequate for the second time.


The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says staff at Heaton Grange Residential Home did not always give people their medicines as prescribed and didn't always update risk assessments consistently.

The care home inspectors arrived unannounced at the home in June, they now say they will be taking enforcement action against the provider.

However the CQC did say that people felt comfortable at the home: "People told us they liked living at the home and staff were kind and caring"

Watch: If you want to get ahead, get a hat

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

The prosecco is being chilled and the horses groomed ahead of York's biggest race meeting of the year.

The Ebor Festival starts tomorrow. It's York's oldest, richest, fastest and most famous race meeting.

For some it's a good excuse to get dressed up and for the best dressed this year, there's a prize - a trip to Dubai!

So I've been to search out a hat to give me a chance of being a winner in the fashion stakes:

Reward offered for return of young boy's lost toy at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

A family from Doncaster has made an urgent appeal to try and find a much-loved toy which was lost at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Five-year-old Merlin Toomer has had the teddy, also called Merlin, since he was born.

Merlin is under assessment for autism and suffers from high anxiety.


The family say the toy was lost near the bush pig and lemur enclosure on Saturday.

Doncaster man named as Hemswell Cliff fatal crash victim

BBC Radio Lincolnshire

Police have released the name of a man who was killed on the A631 Gainsborough Road at Hemswell Cliff earlier this month.

48-year-old Andrew Charity from Doncaster died after his motorbike crashed at around 08:20 on Monday 7 August.

Police say they would still like to speak to anyone who saw what happened.

Missing Preston man could be in Halifax

A missing man from Preston could be in the Halifax area according to police - have you seen him?

Stuart Keppel
Lancashire Constabulary

Stuart Keppel was last seen at about 15:00 on 18 August at his home in Bartle, where he got into a taxi to go into Preston town centre, but he hasn't been seen since.

The 54-year-old has links to Halifax and officers say it's possible he may have travelled there.

Stuart’s disappearance is out of character and we are keen to hear from anybody who may have seen him, or who knows where he may be"

Lancashire Police

Asda left red-faced over 'Isle of White' bag spelling mistake

The opening of Asda's first store on the Isle of Wight made an impression for all the wrong reasons after special bags produced to mark the occasion included the spelling "Isle of White".

Asda bag

The Leeds-based retailer opened the doors to its Newport store on Monday and offered shoppers the chance to buy 10,000 bags designed by two island children.

Bosses obviously did not check them properly as they included the mistake.

Asda said it was "hanging our heads" and promised to get the bags reprinted.

Purge on anti-social behaviour in Scarborough

A purge has begun in Scarborough to tackle anti-social behaviour and improve the quality of life for residents and visitors.

The scheme, known as Operation Culture aims to deal with anti-social behaviour, street drinking, users of legal highs and those who use public places as a toilet.

scarborough sea front

Locating and apprehending those who choose to use and supply drugs in the town and taking robust action against perpetrators of antisocial behaviour."

Mike TinsleyNorth Yorkshire Police
Eugene Forrest

Eugene Forrest was arrested after setting up a meeting with what he thought was a 13-year-old boy.

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Can you help find this missing woman in Leeds?

Have you seen missing Leeds woman Emily Wyatt, aka Emily Barraclough.

Emily Wyatt
West Yorkshire Police

The 30-year-old was last seen in the city yesterday at 17:45 and was wearing blue jogging bottoms, black trainers and a grey hooded jumper.

West Yorkshire Police say they're becoming increasingly concerned for her wellbeing.

Brewing up with Barbara: Why not invite York's Lord Mayor for a cuppa?

The Lord Mayor of York is asking members of the city's smaller community groups to invite her and her team for a visit.

Civic party
City of York Council

Barbara Boyce believes each Lord Mayor of York leaves his or her own stamp on the city and she wants her all-female civic party (pictured with natty name mugs) to leave theirs.

York is a community "brimming with charities, community groups, hobby groups and local businesses doing incredible work", says Mrs Boyce.

She says: "There are many important civic events in the diary every year which it is a great honour to attend, but we also want to reach out to community-based groups.

"The Sheriff and I want to join these groups, to show support for the wonderful work they are doing and for the dedication of the individuals involved," she adds.

If you'd like to request an invite from the Lord Mayor, simply click here.

Sheffield lad smashes fundraising target

A 12-year-old footballer from Sheffield who collapsed with internal bleeding is raising money for the city's Children's Hospital.

Cameron Connor
Sheffield Children's Hospital

Cameron Connor had a major operation at the hospital to stop an internal bleed three months ago and is now walking himself back to health.

He's now taking part in a virtual marathon and has already doubled his original target of £350 after raising almost £500 so far.

Listen: 'Not enough done' for Manchester attack injured - Leeds victim

A man from West Yorkshire who was caught up in the Manchester Arena suicide bombing says his family are still struggling to cope three months later.

A total of 22 people died in the attack which took place at a concert by Ariana Grande on 22 May, including five people from Yorkshire.

Gary Walker, from Leeds, and his wife Maria, were both injured while waiting to pick up their daughter and Gary had to lie with his injured wife for nearly an hour.

The NHS has set up a dedicated mental health service for people affected by the attack, but Gary says more needs to be done:

Camper van gets stuck under York bridge

A camper van driver in York had a bad start or end to their holidays after getting stuck under this bridge in the city.

The wedged camper caused "slight disruption" to traffic in Terry Avenue.

Police said the incident could have been avoided with "concentration to read the visible signs":

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It's now been removed, but as you can see a fair few emergency workers were involved in getting it free:

Camper van stuck under bridge
North Yorkshire Police

Bradford man jailed for sharing terror propaganda

A man from Bradford has been jailed for five years for sharing terrorist propaganda on social media.

Sagheer Hussain
North East Counter Terrorism Unit

Sagheer Hussain, 39, of Bishop Street in Bradford, was found guilty yesterday following a trial at Leeds Crown Court.

Hussain had uploaded three videos to his Google+ account via his YouTube account which were supportive of so-called Islamic State.

The videos had been seen more than 25,000 times before they were removed from the internet, even though he only had two followers.

Terrorist groups rely heavily on their propaganda being shared online where it is used to provoke individuals to carry out attacks abroad and in the UK."

Det Ch Supt Clive WainNorth East Counter Terrorism Unit

Watch: Barnsley Council to target rogue landlords

Charlotte Rose

BBC Radio Sheffield Political Reporter

More on the news that Barnsley Council's proposing tough new measures to tackle poor housing and anti-social behaviour in Elsecar, Wombwell, Goldthorpe and Measborough Dyke.

Under the council's plans, landlords on problem streets will have to buy a five-year licence costing £530 and agree to have their properties inspected by council teams:

Green energy plant for North Yorkshire 'too big'

Plans for a green energy plant between Malton and Scarborough have failed to win the support of North Yorkshire County Council's planning officers.

Factory plans
Knapton Green Energy

They say the planned 6,342 sq m plant, near Knapton, would be too big for the area's landscape.

The company behind the scheme, Knapton Green Energy, says the plant would create green energy from non-recyclable waste that would otherwise go to landfill, incineration or be exported.

It could produce enough electricity for 16,000 homes a year, the firm adds.

County councillors are due to meet next week to decide on the application.

Bradford City sign Burnley full-back on loan

BBC Sport

Bradford City have signed Burnley full-back Luke Hendrie on loan until January.

Luke Hendrie
Rex Features

The 22-year-old, the son of former Bantams forward John, spent last season on loan at Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock.

Bradford City boss Stuart McCall told the club website: "The challenge for him is to come here and do everything he can to try to force his way into the team."

You can keep up-to-date with all the latest transfer news here.

BreakingDoncaster bin strike called off

A bin strike in Doncaster has been called off.

The Unite union say they've agreed to call off a walkout, which was due to start tomorrow.

They've been in dispute with the contractors SUEZ over pay and conditions.

They're still unhappy about proposed redundancies and there'll be another meeting about that issue on Friday.

West Yorkshire Police officers issued with spit guards

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Yorkshire Live

Officers at West Yorkshire Police will start carrying spit guards from today.

Spit guard
Hampshire Constabulary

The mesh hoods stop people from biting or spitting when they're being arrested but they're not without controversy - some Human Rights groups have described them as "cruel and degrading".

A BBC Freedom of Information (FoI) request revealed last year they were being used by 17 of the UK's 49 police forces, with four more considering their introduction.

Since 2011 they have been used at least 2,486 times - in 635 cases on people with suspected mental health issues.

Spit Guard
Herts Police

Sara Ogilvie, policy officer at Liberty, said the "disturbing figures" showed "cruel, degrading and primitive spit hoods are being widely used".

Spit guard

The Yorkshire force follows West Midlands Police who have already issued them to their front-line officers, they say in 2016, 231 officers were spat on.

Assistant Chief Constable Russ Foster from West Yorkshire Police, said: “No police officer or member of police staff should be spat at or bitten."

What are spit hoods?

  • Mesh fabric hoods placed over the heads of suspects to prevent spitting or biting.
  • They can only be used once and are usually used in custody suites or when moving people in custody from one location to another.
  • Critics say they are distressing, can cause panic, and make it harder to notice breathing difficulties.
  • They have been used on 91 people aged under 18 in the past five years.
  • North Wales Police reporting the use of a spit hood on a 12-year-old girl.

Former Yorkshire cricketer sorry for 'unacceptable' comment

BBC Sport

Former England cricketer and BBC commentator Geoffrey Boycott has apologised for an "unacceptable" comment about West Indian cricketers.

Geoffrey Boycott

He said that he would be more likely to receive a knighthood if he was to "black his face".

Boycott, 76, has now described his comments at a Q&A in Birmingham on Saturday as "clearly wrong".

The Yorkshireman added that he loves West Indian cricket and has "the utmost respect for its players".

Watch: Celebrations in Sheffield for Full Monty 20th anniversary

Can you believe it's been almost 20 years since The Full Monty hit cinema screens across the UK?

Well last night more than 100 people attended a special screening of the film at the Light Cinema in Sheffield to celebrate the occasion.

Actor Paul Barber who played Horse in the film was at the screening along with the United the Union brass band.

Listen: District Council defends Tadcaster parking charges plan

Selby District Council has defended plans to introduce parking charges in Tadcaster.

It's after the the mayor told BBC Radio York the town council is united in opposing the proposals, saying they would be "another blow for the town" which is still recovering from the 2015 floods.

Chapel Street and Britannia car parks are currently free, but the district council wants people to have an hour of free parking and then charge a £1 for three hours, or £3 for the whole day.

Chris Metcalfe is the councillor for Tadcaster on Selby District council.

He says people who want to shop in the town can't park, because others use car parks as park and ride facilities:

Nottingham Forest sign Leeds midfielder for undisclosed fee

BBC Sport

Nottingham Forest have signed Leeds United midfielder Liam Bridcutt for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

Liam Bridcutt
Rex Features

The 28-year-old ex-Chelsea trainee has only featured once this season, coming on in the EFL Cup win over Port Vale.

Bridcutt, who has won two caps for Scotland, played for Brighton for four years after leaving the Blues.

He made 25 league appearances for the Elland Road side last season after joining from Sunderland on a two-year deal in August 2016.