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  1. Three arrested on suspicion of murder after man's body found in Rotherham
  2. Murder investigation launched in Leeds after homeless man's death
  3. Man airlifted to hospital after shooting in Dewsbury
  4. Murder probe continues in Halifax after woman's body found in house
  5. South Yorkshire charity criticises government's counter-terror strategy
  6. Four hurt as car crashes into tree in North Yorkshire
  7. Investigation continues after man seriously hurt in Leeds stabbing
  8. Decision delayed over North Yorkshire green energy plant
  9. Bramham Iron Age skeletons to go on display in Leeds
  10. Updates on Tuesday 29 August 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Adam Pinder-Smith and Nick Wilmshurst

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That's all from Monday...

Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Monday 29 August 2017.

Want to find out what's happening where you live on Tuesday 30 August? Just click here.

Naz Shah, Labour MP for Bradford West

The letter to people in Bradford was headed with an England flag saying 'Kill Scum Muslims'.

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Severe disruption: A650 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A650 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between M62 J28 and M62 J27.

A650 West Yorkshire - Lane closed and very slow traffic on A650 westbound in East Ardsley between Tingley and Gildersome, because of a vehicle fire.

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

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. Murder investigation after body found in Rotherham
  2. Leeds murder investigation: Victim was homeless
  3. Dewsbury shooting: Latest pictures from the scene
  4. Murder probe after woman's body found in Halifax
  5. Bramham Iron Age skeletons to go on display in Leeds

See you tomorrow.

Record numbers for Leeds West Indian Carnival

The organisers of the Leeds West Indian Carnival say a record number of people turned out for this years' event.

Leeds carnival

They say over 200,000 people were at the 50th birthday parade and party in Potternewton Park - last year's estimated attendance was 160,000.

We're not sure on the figures for jerk chicken consumed - but it was probably a lot.

Rotherham murder investigation: Three people under arrest

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield

I'm currently in Rotherham where South Yorkshire Police have arrested three people on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found at a flat in the town.

Emergency services were called to Badsley Moor Lane in Herringthorpe just after midnight following the discovery of the body of a 43-year-old man.

Chefs cook up a charity treat

Kate Linderholm

BBC Radio Sheffield

A team of chefs from a Sheffield hotel have been cooking up a storm for a local charity which supports homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded adults across the city.

Chefs from the 18Fifty5 restaurant at the Copthorne Hotel Sheffield are providing lunches for St Wilfrid’s Centre,Queen’s Road in Sheffield, for a week while the charity’s chef takes a holiday from her busy role.

Wilfrid Bear and Copthorne chef, Rachel
Copthorne Hotel Sheffield

The team is preparing all the food in the kitchen at the hotel, which is then being delivered daily for the clients to eat.

We are so thankful to the chefs at Copthorne for offering up this lovely food to our clients, ensuring that they still get a hot, healthy meal. The food has gone down an absolute treat!”

Tracey Harrison-MarrSt Wilfrid’s volunteer’s coordinator

Listen: Hundreds support plans to cover stone building in wood

Hundreds of people have signed an online petition urging council planners to change their minds about rejecting changes for a shop in Kirklees.

Neil Kapusi, from Mirfield, wants to have the front of his Ushiwear shop re-clad with wood, but the council says the design would compromise the wider street scene, because it wouldn't be in-keeping with the surrounding area.

Within 24-hours 500 people had signed a petition supporting Neil.

He says he's been surprised and delighted by the support his cladding idea has received.

Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling: Bradford's Dean Harrison takes win

BBC Sport

Bradford racer Dean Harrison claimed victory in the showpiece Superbike Classic TT in a new race record at the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling.

Dean Harrison

The Silicone Engineering Kawasaki rider finished 16.048 seconds ahead of Bruce Anstey, who won Saturday's Lightweight race and set a new lap record.

Harrison, 28, said he was "chuffed to win".

Harrison placed sixth in the Junior Classic before his later victory in the Superbike event - both held on the TT course.

Man injured after shooting in Leeds

A man has been injured after a shooting in Leeds in the early hours of yesterday morning - another man has been arrested.

Cowper Street

It happened in Chapeltown at about 02:20 on Cowper Street when a gun was fired.

A 35-year-old man was taken to hospital with an injury to his arm and police say they have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with the shooting.

I would like to appeal to members of the public to come forward with any information about this incident.

Det Insp Andy FarrellWest Yorkshire Police

Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

M1 South Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on M1 southbound at J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of an accident involving lorry and a car earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Acid attack threat letters sent to Muslims

Police say threats of acid attacks on Muslims in Bradford are being treated as hate crimes.

Hanover Square, Bradford

Anonymous letters have been found circulating in the Hanover Square area of the city, saying that women who wear burkas will be targeted.

Police say they are trying to find out who's behind the letters and have increased patrols in the area.

A spokesperson said "The incident is being treated as a hate crime and being taken extremely seriously".

Go about your business because we do not cower to threats because that's not what we do as British people."

Naz ShahMP for Bradford West

CCTV: Man wanted in connection with bank card scam

South Yorkshire Police officers investigating an incident in which an elderly woman was conned out of her bank card have released CCTV images of a man they would like to trace.

The incident took place at about 13:00 on Friday 4 August when an 80-year-old woman received a phone call from someone who claimed to be from the fraud department of her bank.

CCTV image
South Yorkshire Police

She was asked to give bank details over the phone, before someone later came to her house to collect the card.

It was then used at the Meadowhall shopping centre several times, with the transactions amounting to £3,200.

Any information you have on this can be passed onto the force via 101.

If you are ever concerned about who is calling you, always ask for full details and if you aren’t sure, speak to a relative, Citizens Advice or the police.

SpokespersonSouth Yorkshire Police

Former Kippax clergyman admits abuse charges

A former clergyman has admitted a series sex abuse offences against underage girls in Lincolnshire.

Lincoln Crown Court

John Bailey, 76, from Kippax, Leeds, admitted 25 charges of indecent assault on girls under the age of 14.

Six of the charges involved a victim who was sexually abused between March 1955 and March 1959.

A further 18 charges related to a second victim between February 1974 and February 1982.

The final charge was for sexually abusing a third girl between January 1979 and January 1982.

Watch: Apprentices start at Doncaster's new rail depot

Phil Bodmer

Journalist, BBC Look North

Apprentices have started at Hitachi’s newly built £80m depot in Doncaster as part of a national training programme today.

The site in the town will receive four trainees each year, with the new recruits attending the National Training Academy, as well as Doncaster College as they start to study for their Level 3 in Railway Engineering.

Jamie Gains is on the scheme and told me why he wants to work in the rail industry:

Nadiya's CBeebies bedtime story

Yorkshire's Nadiya Hussain is on bedtime story duty this week on CBeebies.

The first book she'll be reading is My Little Star by Mark Sperring and Nicola O'Bryne.

She'll be on at 18:50 just before bedtime.

Nadiya Hussain

Sheffield motorbike collision appeal

Wendy Middleton

BBC Radio Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police are asking witnesses to come forward after a motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries when he crashed into a tree during the bank holiday weekend.

It happened at about 14:25 on Sunday afternoon on Rivelin Valley Road near Hillsborough in Sheffield.

Rivelin Valley Road

The 39-year-old man has been taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition and any information can be passed on to the force via 101.

Signs.. who reads them anyway?

Leeds Festival came to a triumphant end over the weekend, but as usual there's just a very small clean-up job to do afterwards:


This picture of the tents and general rubbish was taken right in front of a sign that it seems was largley ignored.

It says "Please keep the site clean by using the many recycling points and litter bins provided".

At least they tried.

Kidney patient raises thousands for Sheffield hospitals

A patient who has spent his entire life being treated by doctors in Sheffield has raised thousands for the Sheffield Hospitals Charity to buy equipment to boost the care of fellow kidney patients.

Sam Blackburn and NHS staff
Sheffield Hospitals Charity

Sam Blackburn (pictured centre), 32, from Killamarsh is currently recovering from a second kidney transplant.

As a thank you for his continued treatment Sam decided to raise funds for smart TVs to be installed throughout the renal department at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital.

In total he's raised £6,500 to help fund the televisions which will not only provide entertainment to patients during stays, but will also improve the information available to them about their stay.

The TVs mean there's always something to watch and keep patients entertained. Staff also have the ability to provide patient information messages via an on screen news ticker. I’m pleased I’ve been able to raise funds to make a real difference to others at the Renal Department.”

Sam BlackburnSheffield Hospitals Charity fundraiser

Dewsbury shooting: Latest pictures from the scene

A man has been airlifted to hospital after a gun was fired this lunchtime in Dewsbury.

It happened on Ravenshouse Road just after 13:00. A man in his twenties was injured and police are still at the scene.

Dewsbury shooting
Dewsbury shooting
Dewsbury shooting

Listen: Fracking critics will be won over according to drilling company

Protesters from North Yorkshire and Lancashire say they will stand united against fracking in both counties.

The technique of drilling for shale gas could be happening in both areas by the end of the year.

In North Yorkshire, Third Energy, wants to frack at a site near Kirby Misperton in Ryedale.

But anti-fracking campaigners argue it can cause environmental damage, and that it is distracting energy firms and governments from investing in renewable sources of energy.

Mark Lapping is from Cuadrilla, the company behind the Lancashire site, he believes they'll win over their critics when they start fracking:

Man airlifted to hospital after Dewsbury shooting

A man has been shot in Dewsbury this lunchtime.

Dewsbury shooting

Police say they were called to Ravenshouse Road just after 13:00 following reports of gunshots.

Officers say they found an injured man in his twenties who was airlifted to hospital.

There is a police cordon in place and officers say that their "enquiries remain ongoing" and that the shooting is not linked to an earlier incident at Dewsbury police station.

Bramham Iron Age skeletons to go on display in Leeds

Two Iron Age skeletons uncovered beside the A1 near Leeds are to go on display in the city for the first time.

Leeds Museums and Galleries

The 2,000-year-old bones lay side by side under land near Bramham, said Leeds City Museum.

Once the location of a late Iron Age settlement, Wattle Syke was the resting place of a man, aged about 25 to 35, and a woman over 45.

They were found buried together in archaeological excavations during 2007 and 2008.

In all, a dozen skeletons are to be displayed. The other Yorkshire remains include a soldier discovered in a mass grave near the site of the Battle of Towton in 1461 during the Wars of the Roses.

Also part of the exhibition are the remains of a medieval female religious hermit from the Church of All Saints in Fishergate, York.

An emergency wedding?

I've heard of wedding shackles but it looks like this bride took it a step further!

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Travel update: Incident in Dewsbury

BBC News Travel

We're getting reports of a police incident in Dewsbury this lunchtime.

It's happening on Low Road in both directions between Beckett Lane and Pilgrim Avenue.

An Air Ambulance has been in attendance and police officers remain on scene.

We'll bring you more as we get it.

Leeds murder investigation: Victim was homeless

A man who died after being found injured outside Leeds railway station this morning sparking a murder inquiry was homeless, police have confirmed this lunchtime.

Train station scene
Paul Buckley

Police have named the dead man as 39-year-old Terry Bailey, who is known to have been a rough sleeper, but who also lived in the South Leeds area.

Officers say he was known to them as a "street drinker" and was sleeping rough near the Queens Hotel.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder,

Stub it out: Number of Leeds smokers hits new low

The number of people who smoke in Leeds is at a new low, according to new figures released today.


The latest figures show that since 2004 there are almost 59,000 fewer smokers in the city.

Thirteen years ago 30% of the city lit up, but now just 17.8% smoke.

Everyone who has managed to stop smoking deserves congratulations as smoking continues to cost lives."

Doctor Ian CameronDirector of public health, Leeds City Council

Four hurt as car crashes into tree in North Yorkshire

Four people from Teesside were taken to hospital for treatment after a serious collision in North Yorkshire on Bank Holiday Monday.


The crash happened at about 14:30 when a blue Ford Fiesta travelling along the B6265 from Pateley Bridge towards Ripon left the road and hit a tree near the G&T Ice Cream Parlour at Risplith.

A 28-year-old man was taken to hospital by air ambulance suffering from serious injuries to his abdomen.

The other three occupants of the car, a man and two women, were taken to Harrogate District Hospital where two of them remain in a serious condition.

The road was closed for several hours while police carried out investigations at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the crash, or who saw the Ford Fiesta before the incident, is being asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.

Murder investigation after body found in Rotherham

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found at a flat in Rotherham.


Emergency services were called to Badsley Moor Lane just after midnight following the discovery of the body of a 43-year-old man.

An investigation is now under way into the circumstances surrounding his death.

Two men, aged 19 and 23, and a 30-year-old woman, are being held in police custody.

BreakingMurder investigation in Rotherham

A murder investigation's been launched in Rotherham after the discovery of a man's body.

More to follow.

Jordan Thorniley

Accrington Stanley sign defender Jordan Thorniley on loan from Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

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Sheffield department store celebrates 145th anniversary

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Sheffield's Atkinsons department store is celebrating its 145th birthday.

The family business began on the Moor in the city centre when John Atkinson opened a small drapery store in 1872.

It's one of the biggest family-owned shops in the UK and is now in the hands of his great grandson Nicholas.

I've been for a look around and while I was there they got me to make an in-store announcement:

And Nicholas told me the secret to the store's continuing success is its dedicated employees:

After the big party comes the big clean-up

When you get about 100,000 people together for the Leeds Carnival, you can expect some litter to get left behind when they go:

Leeds City Council
Leeds City Council

But if you were travelling around the site of Carnival this morning, you probably won't have seen anything out of place - and it's all down to these guys:

Clean up
Leeds City Council

Leeds City Council's Cleaner Neighbourhoods Team was out from 04:00 this morning tidying up around Chapeltown Road and Harehills Avenue.

Top work fellas!

Football kit a flash in the pan?

On Friday we told you about a North Yorkshire football team cooking up a storm.

Bedale AFC's strip is made of sausages. Well we've got some pics of the kit in the flesh, so to speak.


The bangers and clash strip has gained notoriety on internet football sites.


It's even been tipped to win "worst kit of the season" award.

If you know of kits which might also make that list, you can let us know by simply clicking here.

Public praised after busy bank holiday weekend

Police have thanked the public after a weekend which saw hundreds of thousands of people come to West Yorkshire.

Leeds festival

Officers made a total of 32 arrests at the Leeds Festival - 20 of which were for drugs offences - and five at Leeds Carnival.

There were 16 fewer arrests at the festival than last year, with about 60,000 people at each of the three days.

Thousands also came to Headingley stadium for England's second test against the West Indies.

We would like to extend our thanks to all those who took part in the events and who helped to make it a real success that Leeds can be proud of.”

Ch Spt Paul MoneyWest Yorkshire Police

Tatt'll do nicely! Sheffield man's tattoo tribute to famous Swedish store

Oli Constable

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

How excited are you about the new Ikea store opening near the Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield?

Are you counting down the days until 28 September and is it, perhaps, exciting enough for you to get a tattoo to celebrate?

Well, that's what Matt Lee has done in anticipation of the store opening next month - and I've been to see the "ink" for myself:

Bank Holiday sunshine across Yorkshire

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Yorkshire Live

The sun has been shining all Bank Holiday weekend and our BBC Weather Watchers have been out taking some great photos from across the White Rose county.

Here's Linton upon Ouse near York in the sunshine on Sunday:

BBC Weather Watchers photograph
BBC Weather Watchers

Next stop South Yorkshire, where this one arrived from Totley in Sheffield:

BBC Weather Watchers photograph
BBC Weather Watchers

Finally, West Yorkshire where this picture from Ilkley was taken yesterday afternoon:

BBC Weather Watchers photograph
BBC Weather Watchers

You can sign up to become a BBC Weather Watcher in moments and your snaps could end up being used in the weather forecasts on BBC Look North.

Listen: Sheffield Carnival's successful return

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

Sheffield Carnival made a colourful return to the city yesterday after years in the wilderness.

People at Sheffield Carnival
Tim Dennell

Once an annual event, it fizzled out during the 1990s but it came back with a bang this Bank Holiday in a sun drenched Norfolk Park:

Sheffield Carnival parade
Tim Dennell

As well as a carnival, there was also a parade, drumming workshops and stalls for all the family.

I headed up yesterday to meet the lady who put it all together, Andrea Risden: