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  1. Two teenagers charged over 'linked' Sheffield stabbings
  2. Rail scheme costing £300m announced for the north
  3. Police officer injured at North Yorkshire fracking protest
  4. Over 500 to be flown back to Leeds Bradford Airport after Monarch collapse
  5. Teenager charged over Huddersfield stabbing
  6. £3m boost for Sheffield eczema treatment trial
  7. North Yorkshire baroness takes top spot at Supreme Court
  8. Updates on Monday 2 October 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Wendy Middleton and Nick Wilmshurst

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That's all from Monday...

Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire from Monday 3 October 2017.

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

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire both ways

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M62 West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, at J29 for M1.

M62 West Yorkshire - M62 Lofthouse Roundabout partially blocked at J29 M1, because of emergency repairs. Diversion in operation - via M621 J7 as M62 J30 is heavily congested. On the roundabout. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A630 South Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A630 South Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between M1 J33 Catcliffe and B6200 Handsworth Road.

A630 South Yorkshire - A630 Sheffield Parkway closed in both directions between Catcliffe and Asda, because of an accident.

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


Farooq Shaik is appealing against his residency refusal through the courts and is now living off savings.

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Tearful Monarch staff

Holidaymakers arrive at airports to find their flights cancelled and staff are made redundant by email.

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Severe accident: A6038 West Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A6038 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between B6153 Park Road and Station Road.

A6038 West Yorkshire - A6038 Bradford Road in Esholt closed and stationary traffic in both directions between the B6153 Park Road junction and the Station Road junction, because of a serious accident.

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

Severe disruption: A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J38 for A638 and J37 for A635 Barnsley Road.

A1(M) South Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A1(M) southbound between J38, A638 (Red House) and J37, A635 (Marr), because of vehicle tyre change.

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. Two charged over Sheffield stabbings
  2. Rail scheme costing £300m for the North
  3. Monarch collapse: Hundreds of passengers turned away at Leeds Bradford Airport
  4. Two injured at fracking protest in North Yorkshire
  5. And a stuffed tiger in Leeds holds the key to an Oz extinction mystery

See you tomorrow.

Mother Shipton statue unveiled in Knaresborough

A statue of a Tudor prophetess believed to have predicted events such as the Great Fire of London has been unveiled in the town of her birth in North Yorkshire.

Mother Shipton statue

Mother Shipton was born in Knaresborough in the late 15th century.

The bronze statue was commissioned from sculptor Chris Kelly following a fundraising campaign in the town.

The £43,000 sculpture sits on a bench in the town's Market Square close to a statue of 18th century road engineer John Metcalfe, known as Blind Jack.

CCTV images released after attacks on students in Leeds

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to after three students were targeted in two sexual attacks and a robbery in Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police

They all happened in the Woodhouse area over the last two weeks.

Last Tuesday a woman was walking home across Woodhouse Moor after a night out when a man came up to her, grabbed her and pushed her against a bus stop.

She struggled free and carried on home, only for the man to approach her again and grab her and push her against a building.

She shouted for help and the man walked away and a passing taxi driver took her home.

Police are linking the attack to another similar incident in the area and are investigating if a robbery could also be linked.

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Can you help find missing 16-year-old Catterick boy?

A 16-year-old boy from North Yorkshire has gone missing and police are appealing for help in finding him.

Harry Smith
North Yorkshire Police

Harry Smith, from Catterick Garrison, was last seen by his friends outside the Co-op in Colburn at about 22:00 yesterday evening.

He was wearing a black Jack Jones hooded top, dark bottoms and dark Nike trainers.

Officers say they are becoming increasingly concerned for Harry's welfare.

Leeds stuffed tiger holds key to extinction mystery

This may look like an old moth-eaten bit of taxidermy to you, but to scientists this stuffed tiger holds the key to a 3,000-year-old mystery - and it's looked after in Leeds.

Leeds City Council

The Tasmanian tiger disappeared from Australia about three millennia ago and scientists and naturalists have never been able to find out why.

Now, thanks to three stuffed thylacines (that's the scientific name for them) from Leeds Museum's collections, they have an answer.

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Experts say their extinction was most likely due to extreme weather and drought, rather than wild dogs or hunting by Aborigines.

The last captive thylacine (pictured) died at Hobart Zoo in Tasmania in 1936, but rumours of sightings of the animal have circulated for years.

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J26 for M606 and J27 for M621.

M62 West Yorkshire - Heavy traffic and one lane blocked on M62 eastbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Two charged over Sheffield stabbings

Two teenagers have been charged with attempted murder after four people were stabbed in two separate incidents in Sheffield early on Saturday morning.

Police cordon

A 21-year-old man was stabbed in his stomach on Carver Street at about 04:30 on Saturday morning. He's since been released from hospital.

Almost an-hour-and-a-half later, three men, aged 20, 22 and 30, were also stabbed on Division Street.

Police say they think the incidents are linked.

Lamar Waite, 18, of Denholme Close, Sheffield, and Osman Adan, 19, of Neville Close, Sheffield, are also each charged with two counts of racially aggravated grievous bodily harm.

They were remanded into custody at Sheffield Magistrates' Court and are due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on 30 October.

Watch: North Yorkshire baroness takes top spot at Supreme Court

History has been made today as North Yorkshire-born Baroness Hale was sworn in as the first female President of the UK's Supreme Court.

Originally hailing from Richmond, Lady Hale's other career highlights include becoming the UK's first woman Law Lord in 2004, and then the first woman Justice of the Supreme Court in 2009.

Here's the moment she officially took on her new role:

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Travel update: Roads around Bridgewater Place reopen

BBC News Travel

Roads around the 32-storey high Leeds landmark Bridgewater Place are back to normal after being closed due to high winds.

And just in time for home time too...

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Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at J32 for M18.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M1 southbound at J32, M18 (Thurcroft), because of an accident.

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

CCTV appeal over football match violence

South Yorkshire Police want to trace these men as part of their investigation into violence following the Sheffield United v Norwich City game on Saturday 16 September:

CCTV images
South Yorkshire Police

A disturbance broke out as fans were leaving the Bramall Lane ground, with two men from Norwich, aged 55 and 25, seriously hurt. Both have since been discharged from hospital.

Officers investigating the disorder have now released CCTV stills of seven men - including two stills of one man - who they believe could hold information about the disturbance.

Watch: Boxing Day floods inspire Calder Valley 'folk opera'

People from the Calder Valley have starred in a "folk opera" inspired by the Boxing Day floods of 2015.

After months of rehearsals, the curtain has been raised on Calderland at the Piece Hall in Halifax.

The production celebrates the resilience and recovery of the area since the disaster which affected about 2,000 homes and more than 1,000 businesses:

Appeal to trace mum and son who helped York sex assault victim

Detectives investigating a sex assault on a young woman in York at the weekend want to trace a mother and son who came to the victim's aid.

The 18-year-old had been out with friends but became separated from them after leaving a nightclub in the early hours of Saturday.

After the assault, she asked for help from an unknown man at a location she describes as a garage in the York or Harrogate area.

He gave her a black jacket to wear which had the logo "FRANKE" on it and he then phoned his mother and she drove the woman to her home address in Boroughbridge.

The mother and son are being asked to come forward - and anyone with information about the incident is also being asked to contact police.

Missing West Yorkshire women 'may be together'

Two West Yorkshire women who've separately been reported as missing could be together, police believe.

Ismah Rehman and Kaydie Richardson
West Yorkshire Police

Ismah Rehman (pictured left), 21, was reported missing from St James's Hospital in Leeds at about 23:45 yesterday night after she was treated there earlier in the day.

Police believe she may be with Kaydie Richardson (pictured right), 18, who was also reported missing - at about 17:00 yesterday afternoon.

Ismah is described as Asian, 5ft tall, of medium build, with medium-length straight black hair. She was wearing a black jacket with side zips and grey fur around the hood, a grey shirt, black leggings and white shoes.

Kaydie is described as white, 5ft 2ins tall, of medium build, with blonde hair in a "clipped back" style. She was wearing a multi-coloured jumper with black sleeves, black leggings and bright red trainers.

Det Insp Dave McDougal says: "We have concerns for the welfare of both these missing women and urgently need to trace them. They know each other and we believe they may be together."

Iconic Pulp song re-recorded for BBC's 50th birthday bash

A brand new version of Common People by legendary Sheffield band Pulp is being re-recorded as part of celebrations to mark the 50th birthday of the BBC in South Yorkshire in November.

It's sung by a community choir drawn from BBC Radio Sheffield listeners - many of whom have never met before.

They've been put through their paces by musical director Robert Webb, who's from Sheffield City Opera:

A special video celebrating South Yorkshire will be shot to accompany the song.

Now the call's gone out for local people to be extras in the film, which will be recorded on Sunday 22 October. If you want to be involved then email:

It's absolutely brilliant that BBC Radio Sheffield has chosen one of our songs for their 50th birthday celebrations...There's a lot of South Yorkshire spirit and attitude in Common People that still resonates today. I can't wait to see the finished film!"

Nick BanksDrummer, Pulp

No sex please, we're the police

Did you see this tweet from West Yorkshire Police at the weekend?

It's the latest in an ongoing series of "#not999" tweets from the people who deal with all the emergency calls to the force.

They're hoping to remind people that it's not always appropriate to ring 999 - and the tweets are all based on real life calls to the police...

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Passengers warned over new rail strike

Rail passengers across Yorkshire are being warned to prepare for disruption tomorrow and Thursday because of a planned strike by members of the RMT union.

The industrial action's been called as part of a dispute about driver-only operated trains:

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Teenager charged over Huddersfield stabbing

A teenage boy has been charged in connection with a stabbing in Huddersfield last month.

A 16-year-old boy was left with serious injuries after being attacked in Hazel Grove, Linthwaite, on Wednesday 6 September

The charged teenager, who is also 16, is due to appear at Leeds Youth Court on 31 October charged with wounding with intent.

Watch: £3m boost for Sheffield eczema treatment trial

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals have just been awarded an extra £3m to continue a trial of a new eczema treatment for another five years.

Administered by injection, the treatment works by blocking molecules in the immune system which are overproduced in patients who suffer moderate to severe eczema.

The impact of the condition is explored in a special report tonight on the BBC's Inside Out Yorkshire by eczema sufferer and BBC Radio Sheffield presenter Steve Bailey.

You can see that episode of Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire on BBC1 tonight at 19:30.

Man impaled on railings in York cut free by firefighters


It was a very painful way to end a night out... A man impaled his knee on some railings in York and had to be cut free by firefighters.


Appeal for calm after police officer hurt at anti-fracking protest

Anti-fracking campaigners are appealing for calm after an incident at a North Yorkshire fracking site this morning.

Eddie Thornton

Police say an officer was injured and a security guard bitten, as as two men locked their arms into a gas cyclinder and lay in the road.

A statement from the protesters camp has accused police and security of behaving recklessly after activists arrived at Third Energy's site early this morning.

They claim two police officers physically intervened and began pushing the protesters.

The protest group is calling for calm and says their actions are always peaceful.

Police have said the behaviour is "unacceptable."

Baroness Hale sworn in as UK's first female top judge

Baroness Hale, who was born in North Yorkshire, has been sworn in as the first female president of the UK's Supreme Court.

Baroness Hale

The 72-year-old will succeed Lord Neuberger, who retired in September, he said "her appointment is a fitting pinnacle to a truly ground-breaking career".

Born in Richmond, Lady Hale's other career highlights include becoming the UK's first woman Law Lord in 2004, and then the first woman Justice of the Supreme Court in 2009.

She has previously criticised the judicial appointments system for selecting from a pool of predominantly white men from similar economic and academic backgrounds.

Man accused of murder in Halifax appears in court

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 32-year-old who was found stabbed to death at a house in Halifax.


West Yorkshire Police said Martin Wyatt's body was discovered at an address on Mixenden Road in the town on Thursday afternoon.

Adam Grant, 28, of Mixenden Road, appeared at Bradford Magistrates' Court earlier.

He is due to appear at Bradford Crown Court on Wednesday.

Rail scheme costing £300m for the north

It's been confirmed £300m will be spent on improving rail services in the north.


The Government says it will help create connections between the HS2 rail line and cities not directly on the route, speeding up journey times between Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds and York.

The Northern Powerhouse rail scheme is being drawn up by local authorities and business leaders. It is likely to rely on "bi-mode" trains that can run on diesel and electric power.

South Yorkshire Police chiefs back abuse victim's law change campaign

Calls for child sex abuse victims to be pardoned for crimes they committed while being groomed have been backed by South Yorkshire Police bosses.

Sammy Woodhouse

Sammy Woodhouse, who was abused by a Rotherham sex gang, said her criminal record prevents her from "moving forward" and wants a change in the law.

She also believes fear of prosecution deters people from seeking help.

Her campaign has received the backing of South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner and chief constable.

Listen: Sunday bus saved in Nidderdale market town

The only Sunday bus service in Pateley Bridge has been saved.

The number 24, which runs to Harrogate, was due to be withdrawn on Sundays between September and May.

But it will now continue, at least for the next few years, after a fundraising campaign set up by the Nidderdale Chamber of Trade.

Keith Tordoff is the Chamber of Trade Chairman. He says it's great news for people in the area:

Fly-tipper causes hazard for drivers

Drivers are being warned to be careful if they use one road in West Yorkshire after fly-tippers left waste all over the carriageway.

Fly tipper
West Yorkshire Police

The waste has been left on the B6114 near Scammonden and covers one side of the road.

West Yorkshire Police tweeted: "Please be careful on the B6114 towards Rainbow Bridge Scammonden some lovely person has fly tipped all over the road. Local NPT on it."

Travel update: High winds close roads around Bridgewater Place

BBC News Travel

It's getting windier out there this lunchtime, in Leeds the roads around Yorkshire's tallest building have been closed to all traffic:

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In pictures: Somewhere over the rainbow...

BBC Weather Watchers

It's a cracking day if you're a fan of rainbows today.

All that drizzle and rain coupled with the intermittent sunshine we're getting is giving us some right beauties across Yorkshire.

Thanks to three of our BBC Weather Watchers for sending these in:


Leeds youngster's art displayed at horticultural nursery

Youngsters from six schools have created an art installation which will take pride of place in a new horticultural nursery in Leeds.

Kids art
Leeds City Council

It will be officially unveiled as part of the celebrations to mark the official opening of ‘The Arium’, which will replace Leeds City Council’s existing Red Hall Nursery in Whinmoor.

The council say the arium, in Thorner, boasts over 19,000 square metres of glasshouse and 22,000 panels of glass and has sufficient growing space to produce over 500 different plant species on site annually.

Leeds City council

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, from Leeds City Council’s said: “This will be a great addition to our horticultural nursery in Thorner.

“A tremendous amount of hard work has been undertaken to make our dream of The Arium a reality.”

Bus passengers to get say in new Leeds fleet

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Yorkshire Live

Bus travellers around Leeds are to get a say in what the next generation of buses in the city will be like.


First Bus say they'll be rolling out 284 "state-of-the-art" new buses by the end of 2020, and they want to know how their passengers would like interior to be kitted out.

We're not talking colour schemes here - you'd assume the funky and uplifting grey seats will stay the same - but things like “next stop” audio visual announcements and USB charging ports.

The company also say the new buses will be greener. This month there will be 10 events across the city and you can fill in a survey on the company's website.