Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.

Summary

  1. Three Rotherham men found guilty of child sex abuse in 1990s
  2. Ann Maguire inquest: Attacker smiled at arresting officer
  3. Calls for road changes after fatal crash
  4. Honours for Jo Cox police officers
  5. Cost of policing anti-fracking protests in North Yorkshire doubles
  6. Motorcyclist killed in Barnsley crash
  7. Strike threat by Sheffield beer lorry drivers
  8. Anti-terror blocks installed around York Minster
  9. 'Heartbreak' for Blunkett over guide dog death
  10. Updates on Thursday 16 November 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton and Mick Lunney

All times stated are UK

Get involved

That's all from Thursday...

Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Thursday 16 November 2017.

Want to find out what's happening where you live on Friday 17 November? Just click here.

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J41 for A650 and J40 for A638 Ossett.

M1 West Yorkshire - Stationary traffic on M1 southbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a rolling road-block and wrong way driver.

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

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J40 for A638 Ossett and J39 for A636 Wakefield.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J40, A638 (Ossett) and J39, A636 (Wakefield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: A630 South Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A630 South Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between A6123 Aldwarke Lane and Magna Lane.

A630 South Yorkshire - A630 Doncaster Road in Rotherham closed in both directions between Mushroom Roundabout and the Magna Lane junction, because of a building fire.

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

Ann Maguire

Ann Maguire was murdered by pupil Will Cornick, 15, at a school in Leeds in April 2014.

Read more

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J39 for A636 Wakefield and J40 for A638 Ossett.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J39, A636 (Wakefield) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: A6102 South Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A6102 South Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between A6178 Attercliffe Common and A631 Shepcote Lane.

A6102 South Yorkshire - A6102 Broughton Lane in Sheffield closed and queuing traffic in both directions between Arena Square and the A631 Shepcote Lane junction, because of an accident involving motorbike.

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. Three guilty of historical sexual abuse
  2. A19 gaps 'must be shut' after woman's crash death
  3. Cost of policing anti-fracking protests in North Yorkshire doubles
  4. Nine years for Sheffield child rapist
  5. Bradford City's female football fans featured in exhibition

See you tomorrow.

Government housing boost 'not enough' says Sheffield MP

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

The Government's pledging to build "more homes more quickly" as part of moves to fix what it calls Britain's "broken housing market".

House construction site
Getty Images

The Communities Secretary Sajid Javid says there'll be new measures in next week's Budget to tackle the shortage of affordable accommodation.

But Labour's Housing spokesman, Sheffield MP John Healey, says he's not convinced it'll be enough.

The government's got to do a great deal better than this. I'd like to see them back Labour's plans for a big boost to building new affordable homes to rent and buy, including new council homes, A really serious set of new legal right for private renters and a big package to back first time buyers, especially on ordinary incomes."

John HealeyLabour housing spokesman

Calderdale responds to 'patience has run out' comment

Today the Local Communities Secretary said that his "patience has run out" with two Yorkshire councils over their "failure" to produce a local plan for housing.

York and Calderdale councils are two of 15 across the country that Sajid Javid has highlighted as showing "particular cause for concern".

Sajid Javid
Getty Images

Calderdale Council has responded by saying it is "currently making excellent progress" towards publishing a Local Plan - "unlike many other councils".

The authority says that the General Election this year delayed its release and the document was put out to consultation which ended this month.

Adding that we should see the finalised Local plan by summer nest year.

Watch: Sheffield's karate kids bag dozens of world medals

Jenny Eells

If you're going to go to the karate world championships you might as well bring a pile of medals back, huh?

Five members of the Sheffield Dragons, all aged under 11, traveled to italy and had great success recently.

I've been to see them in action.

Severe accident: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M18 South Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M18 northbound between J1, A631 (Bramley) and J2 A1(M), because of an accident.

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

Ann Maguire inquest: Attacker smiled at arresting officer

An inquest into the murder of Leeds teacher Ann Maguire has heard that she gasped, "He's stabbed me in the neck. I'm dying" after the knife attack that killed her.

Ann Maguire
Maguire family

The 61-year-old was stabbed seven times from behind with a seven-inch knife by Will Cornick, who held a grudge against his Spanish teacher at Corpus Christi Catholic College.

The inquest heard how - after she was attacked - Mrs Maguire ran to an office followed by 15-year-old Cornick, who moments later as his victim lay dying, smiled at a police officer who arrested him.

Mrs Maguire's husband, Don Maguire, closed his eyes and held a hand to his face as the jury heard details about the attack in April 2014 at Wakefield Coroner's Court.

Missing teenage girl from Huddersfield

Have you seen this missing teenager from Huddersfield?

Layla Page
West Yorkshire Police

Layla Page has been missing since the early hours of this morning.

The 16-year-old was last seen in the Copthorne Gardens area of Bradley wearing a black coat.

Police say they are concerned for her welfare and vulnerability and if anyone sees her they should call them on 101.

Eighty-four-year-old wheelchair user robbed in Sheffield

Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him after a woman in Sheffield was robbed.

CCTV
South Yorkshire Police

The 84-year-old went into the McColl’s store in Woodhouse carrying cash she had just withdrawn from a cash machine.She'd just got into the doorway of the shop when a man grabbed the money and ran off .

Police say they've "exhausted all lines of enquiry" in trying to find the man after the robbery which happened on 26 October, so now they're asking the public's help to try to track him down.

I’d now like to ask for your help to try and identify the man pictured in this CCTV image, as we believe he could hold information about what happened."

Insp Jason BoothSouth Yorkshire Police

Improving cancer aftercare in Sheffield

Wendy Middleton

BBC Radio Sheffield

A new tactic designed to improve the lives of cancer patients is being introduced in Sheffield.

Hands contacting
Sheffield Hallam University

It's a study into Acceptance and Commitment Therapy which gets people to accept things that can't be changed and set goals in line with their own values and wishes.

In all around 350 people will be involved in a trial run in Sheffield and London to see how effective talking therapy is compared to more usual aftercare.

Cancer charity MacMillan will be involved in the project.

Taking quality of life into consideration relies on understanding the patient’s values and preferences so that therapies can be tailored optimally and this project will focus on the patients’ individual needs to transform the aftercare for cancer survivors."

Liam BourkeProfessor of cancer research, Sheffield Hallam University

The project will also involve Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, University of Westminster, Brunel University, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and University of Southampton.

Funding for Bradford Odeon to be discussed at 'top level'

There's to be a meeting with the culture minister about the funding of a scheme to turn a derelict 1930s cinema in Bradford into a major music and events venue.

Odeon
BBC

The NEC group which runs the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham has agreed to foot £2m of the £15m bill for the Odeon regeneration project.

The Labour MP for Bradford East Imran Hussain is concerned about where the rest of the money will come from but the Culture Minister Matthew Hancock has agreed to meet and discuss the issue.

The building opened in 1930 and was one of the largest cinemas in Britain. It was converted into three smaller cinemas and a bingo hall in 1969.

The landmark venue in the city centre has been derelict since closing in 2000.

Police look for missing teenager from Selby

Allan Watkiss

BBC Radio York, News

This is 14 year-old Kianna McCarthy.

Kianna McCarthy
Family photo

She was last seen on Monday on the A19 by Silver Street in Whitley.

Police think she was with another girl at the time and think she could have travelled to London.

Travel update: Greengates works to continue tonight

BBC News Travel

Oh, and if you were stuck in all of that traffic in north Leeds and Bradford this morning..

You've got it to look forward to again tonight...

View more on twitter

Travel update: Delays across West Yorkshire

BBC News Travel

Here we go folks, it's your most favourite tweet of the day!

View more on twitter

Our three-legged walk for BBC Children in Need

Harry Gration

Presenter, BBC Look North

On Friday, Paul Hudson and I are walking 15 miles from Huddersfield to Halifax, tied together at the ankle.

We leave St George's Square in Huddersfield at 08:00 tomorrow and we'd love you to join us along the way.

If you're joining us, you might find this detailed map helpful too.

We'll try and stick to those times as closely as we can, but walking three-legged on tough Yorkshire terrain means our schedule can slip slightly. Follow us on social media for the latest updates.

Thanks again for your support, it means so much to us all.

Medals for police officers who arrested Jo Cox killer

The Prince of Wales has awarded The Queen's Gallantry Medals to two West Yorkshire Police officers.

The pair arrested Thomas Mair who murdered MP Jo Cox near her constituency office in Birstall.

Constables Craig Nicholls and Jonathan Wright have been at Buckingham Palace for the event.

View more on twitter

Kirby Misperton fracking site police costs hits £400,000

The cost of policing anti-fracking protests at a site in North Yorkshire has more than doubled in a month, the county's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) says.

Kirby Misperton protests
Getty Images

Figures show the force spent £233,704 policing the Kirby Misperton operation in October.

In comparison, they spent £101,476 in September and £80,238 in August.

Commissioner Julia Mulligan said the rise was due to additional policing in the site's first month of operation.

Victim tells of child abuse impact on her life

Following the jailing of three men for indecently assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Rotherham, their victim says she's determined to not let them steal her life.

Sajid Ali, Zahir Iqbal and Riaz Makhmood who are all now in their late 30s and from Masborough, have been sentenced this afternoon. Ali and Iqbal have been given seven-and-a-half years, Makhmood six years and nine months. All three were teenagers when they carried out their crimes.

Their victim is now married and her statement about the effect of the men's actions has been read out by the prosecution in the case.

I could not bring myself to talk about it as I felt guilty and disgusting, even though I now realise none of it was my fault. I've tried everyday to put these things behind me and while I manage most of the time they still haunt me. I'm determined not to let my perpetrators steal my life as they stole my youth. My teenage years were ruined by their disgusting sexual acts."

Victim statement
Sheffield law courts
Google

Sex offenders sentenced over abuse of 12-year-old girl

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

Three men from Rotherham who passed a 12-year-old girl round as they indecently assaulted her when they were teeneagers have been sent to prison this afternoon.

The men, Sajid Ali, Zahir Iqbal and Riaz Makhmood who are all now in their late 30s and from Masborough were arrested as part of an investigation into historic child sex abuse cases.

Sajid Ali and Zaheer Iqbal have been jialed for seven-and-a-half years, Riaz Makhmood has been given six years and nine months.

Ali, Iqbal and Makhmood
South Yorkshire Police

Looking after hens improves mental health in older people

A conference in Wakefield has been told that the mental health of older people improves if they look after hens.

Hen
EPA

Senior doctors have praised the project which is installing chicken coops in care homes.

So far about 40 old people's homes across Yorkshire and the Humber have signed up to the scheme with residents are looking after hens.

Nine years for Sheffield child rapist

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Steven Fraser
South Yorkshire Police

A man's been jailed for multiple rape over the period of more than a year.

The girl, who was under 16, eventually confided to her mother about the actions of 25 year-old Steven Fraser.

As well as rape he was charged with a string of related offences against her.

Fraser, of Perkyn Road, was found guilty at Sheffield Crown Court last month and has been sentenced today.

Fraser scared and intimidated her and as such she felt as though she had to comply with his atrocious demands. The victim has shown immense courage in giving evidence during the trial, which has ultimately resulted in Fraser receiving this substantial custodial sentence today."

Detective Steve EvansSouth Yorkshire Police

Motorcyclist dies in Barnsley crash

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

A man's died after his motorbike and a 4x4 car collided in Barnsley yesterday.

Crash scene
Google

It happened at tea-time on Upper Sheffield Road near its junction with Knowle Road.

The 49-year-old victim came from Doncaster and police have been supporting his family.

Officers are keen to hear from witnesses, especially the driver of a white van who was on the road just before the crash.

Watch: A19 gaps 'must be shut' after woman's crash death

Gaps in a road's central reservation must be closed-off after a woman was killed when a van went through one and hit her car, a coroner said.

Sonia Rose, 83, died on the A19 near Northallerton after a van veered from the opposite side of the dual carriageway into her path.

Sonia Rose
Family handout

Speaking at her inquest, coroner Michael Oakley said drivers using the gaps were risking lives and Mrs Rose's family is also campaigning to make the road safer.

This dashcam footage shows the final moments leading the fatal crash:

Bradford City's female football fans featured in exhibition

The terrace cheers of Bradford's female football fans have been captured in a new photography exhibition.

Female fans
Nudrat Afza

Photographer Nudrat Afza, who was first taken to a Bradford City game in 2014 by a family friend, said she was struck by how many other women were there, cheering, singing and shouting.

It gave her the idea for the City Girls project and she took the pictures on visits to the Valley Parade ground over the following three years.

Female fans
Nudrat Afza

In the 1960s and 70s there was a lot of racism on the football terraces in England, so cricket was the game I grew up with and I knew nothing about football

Nudrat Afza

New anti-flood pipeline under Malton rail tracks

Work's been completed on a new pipeline under a railway line which should ease flooding in Malton in North Yorkshire.

Malton
BBC

It'll mean floodwater can be pumped away more quickly.

The area by the level crossing in the town was hit by flooding in 2015, but pumping had to stop every time a train went past.

Criticism over house building: What is a Local Plan?

This morning the Local Communities Secretary has said that his "patience has run out" with two Yorkshire councils over their "failure" to produce a local plan for housing.

House building
PA

Speaking in Bristol, Mr Javid said since the local plan process was introduced over 13 years ago, 15 local planning authorities still hadn't "managed to get a plan adopted" and are "showing particular cause for concern".

But what is a local plan?

On the Department for Communities and Local Government's website, they describe them as "the heart of the planning system."

They're meant to detail where and when housing will be built, what kind of housing is needed and what is likely to be needed in the future.

They should be written by the local authorities and don't just concern housing, they also look at the local economy, community facilities, environment and infrastructure.

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J36 for A61 Birdwell.

M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J36, A61 (Birdwell), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

Strike threat by Sheffield beer lorry drivers

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

There could be strike action before Christmas by more than 100 lorry drivers in Sheffield in a dispute over staffing,working hours and equipment to load lorries.

Tradeteam premises
Google

They work for Tradeteam Limited and are based in Shepcote Lane in Tinsley.

The drivers deliver for Coors, Carlsberg, Greene King, Mitchells & Butlers and Whitbread.

Their union, UNITE, says if the action goes ahead it'll hit supplies to hundreds of clubs, pubs and restaurants.

A ballot on industrial action begins today and we've approached the company for comment.

This dispute is not about pay, but about the welfare of our members who are fed up with being fobbed off by the management, who could solve this dispute with investment in employing more drivers to ease the pressure on delivery times and the introduction of the appropriate machinery to facilitate the loading of the vehicles."

Harriet EisnerUnite regional officer

York Minster concrete anti-terror blocks installed

Anti-terror blocks at York Minster are now in place.

mINSTER
BBC

A security barrier made out of 12 blocks has been placed in a line at the front of the cathedral.

The barriers are made from a reconstituted natural stone mix, which has been specially selected, so the blocks appear similar to Yorkstone.

BreakingThree guilty of historical sexual abuse

Three men have been have been found guilty of indecently assaulting a 12-year-old girl when they were teenagers in the mid 1990s.

The men, who are all from Masbrough, Rotherham, were arrested as part of an investigation into historical child abuse cases carried out by the national crime agency. The court heard how they befriended the 12-year-old victim and passed her around the group .

They are due to be sentenced at 14:00 at Sheffield Crown Court.

Listen: Patience runs out over local plan for housing

The Local Communities Secretary has said that his "patience has run out" with two Yorkshire councils over their "failure" to produce a local plan for housing.

Building a house
Getty

York and Calderdale councils are two of 15 across the country that Sajid Javid has highlighted as showing "particular cause for concern".

He said that he is writing to them, warning that if they don't act, Whitehall could write the plan for them, or a third party could step in.

Mr Javid cited the example of York, which he said had not had a local plan since 1954:

We're waiting to hear back from York and Calderdale Councils for their response.