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.

Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

Today's top stories

Watch: A dry and sunny weekend

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

It'll be a dry weekend with plenty of sunny spells.

Watch my full forecast below:

Listen: Time to reach 'agreement' says new mayor

Liz Roberts

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

The first job for South Yorkshire's new mayor will be helping the leaders of Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham councils reach an agreement on devolution.

So far they've failed to agree as some of the authorities still prefer the idea of a devolution deal for the whole of Yorkshire.

Dan Jarvis said it was not time to cut a deal:

Watch: WW1 tank in Lincoln

A replica of a World War One tank has arrived in Lincoln.

The tank was made for a TV programme by the Grimsby-born TV personality Guy Martin:

The tank is a replica of a tank originally made in Lincoln and is spending the weekend at The Museum of Lincolnshire Life.

The tank was refused the opportunity to drive up Lincoln's High Street last year because of safety concerns over the crowds it would attract.

New group to tackle road death causes

A squad of specially trained police officers has been established to tackle the four main causes of road deaths in the county.

Lincolnshire Police

Speeding, using mobile phones at the wheel, drink or drug driving and not wearing a seatbelt are the fatal four causes of road deaths, the force said.

A new group of 12 designated officers will patrol the county's roads in unmarked vehicles targeting people who break the rules.

I think this will be an important step in tackling the injury and death toll on our roads. Every incident has a terrible, and sometimes tragic, impact on those involved and we must do everything in our power to reduce this problem."

Marc JonesPolice and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire

Elderly woman 'left shaken' after bag snatch

An elderly lady has had her bag, containing £140 in cash, snatched in Bradford.

North Park road

The 83-year-old was walking on North Park Road when a man approached her from behind last Monday.

He grabbed her bag and ran off into Lister Park.

Police are looking for man believed to be in his late teens or early 20s.

We are continuing enquiries to trace the suspect in this incident, which left the victim unhurt but shaken."

Det Insp Ryan BraggWest Yorkshire Police

Bayes 'in denial' over indecent images

Anne-Marie Tasker

BBC Look North

A former Hull councillor, Steven Bayes, has been jailed for a year for downloading indecent images of children and extreme pornography involving animals.

I was in court to hear the judge tell Bayes he was in "denial" about his crimes:

Listen: Jarvis 'won't let people down'

Liz Roberts

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

He's just been elected as South Yorkshire's first mayor and he'll remain as an MP for Barnsley Central - sounds like Dan Jarvis will be quite busy.

He says he enjoys being busy and won't let people down:

Police impersonation is latest fraud trick

An urgent warning has been issued about people impersonating police in order to try and scam people out of money.

Lincolnshire Police said it had received eight reports of phone calls asking people to buy high value goods or to withdraw large amounts of cash.

They would be told a police officer would visit their home to collect the goods or cash.

The force said it would never do this and urged people to report any similar calls to them.

South Yorkshire mayor will have no extra powers

Labour MP Dan Jarvis has been elected as the first mayor of the Sheffield City Region.

South Yorkshire mayor, Dan Jarvis

The ex-solider will lead the Combined Authority but currently has no extra powers or funds at his disposal due to a devolution deadlock in the region.

Jarvis received 144,154 votes after second preference votes were counted, Conservative Ian Walker came second with 50,619 votes.

He was chosen by voters in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield.

A total of 25.82% of the electorate - 260,260 - turned out to vote in the election.

Scunthorpe steel considered for Heathrow expansion

Steel from Scunthorpe could be used as part of a £15bn project to expand Britain's biggest airport.

british steel

Heathrow bosses have been taken on a tour of British Steel this afternoon.

They're currently considering plans for a new runway at the London airport and to expand the capacity in its terminals.

The prosecution rests - to watch Lancaster flypast

Crowds gathered outside Lincoln Crown Court this morning to watch a WW2 Lancaster Bomber fly over the city.

It seems that it may have even halted proceedings inside briefly...

crown court

It caused a stir whilst flying over the city on the way to celebrations in Holland.

castle and lancaster bomber
Lincoln Castle

'I stand ready to get on with the job'

Dan Jarvis, Labour MP for Barnsley central, has been elected as South Yorkshire's first mayor.

Dan Jarvis: South Yorkshire mayor

During his winning speech the newly elected mayor said: "I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve and I stand ready to get on with the job of drawing our region together"

Jarvis beat Conservative candidate Ian Walker by 93,535 votes.

BreakingFormer Hull councillor jailed

An outgoing senior Hull Councillor has been jailed for a year today for downloading indecent images of children.

Steven Bayes

Steven Bayes led the campaign for Hull to become UK City of Culture.

He was found guilty in February and dismissed by the Labour party. He remained a councillor until today having not sought re-election.

BreakingDan Jarvis elected as first South Yorkshire mayor

Dan Jarvis elected as South Yorkshire's first mayor after winning the election with 144,154 votes.

We'll have more soon.

'Natural Born Killers fantasy' of school shooting plot accused

One of two 14-year-old boys accused of plotting to carry out a mass shooting at a school in Northallerton "fantasised" about becoming a "natural born killer", says his former girlfriend.

The teenager and his co-defendant, both now 15, are on trial at Leeds Crown Court accused of planning a mass killing.

Giving evidence via a pre-recorded police interview, the former girlfriend of the older boy claimed that he wanted them to murder her parents and run away - an idea inspired by the Natural Born Killers movie.

Prosecutors say the two defendants had been inspired in their alleged plan to carry out a shooting at a school in North Yorkshire because of their obsession with Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the two teenagers who killed 12 students, a teacher, and themselves at Columbine High School in Colorado in 1999.

During the interview, the girl claimed that, prior to "recruiting" the other boy, her former boyfriend wanted her to be "his Dylan Klebold".

The boys both deny conspiracy to murder. The trial continues.

Grimsby and Sheffield fans given 76 years of football banning orders

Fifteen men have been sentenced today after admitting being involved in some of the worst football-related violence ever seen by Humberside Police.

In a week-long hearing at Hull Crown Court 30 men were punished for their part in violent clashes in Grimsby after a pre-season friendly at Blundell Park in 2016.

There were 10 major incidents involving supporters from both Grimsby Town and Sheffield United.

Today the court imposed bans totalling 76 years on all those involved.

View more on twitter

Drone deployed for first time by North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police deployed their drone for the first time yesterday to help them catch a suspect.

Police drone
North Yorkshire Police

The compact device, which transmits a live video feed to officers on the ground, helped them find and arrest a man suspected of throwing rocks at cars on the A64.

The force announced last March it had invested in drones to assist with tasks such as searching for missing people and surveying a crime scene.

Man threatened teenager in train station toilets

Police want to speak to this man after a teenage boy was threatened in a train station toilets.

British Transport Police

It happened last month at Scarborough station when a 13-year-old boy was in the toilets at the station washing his hands.

A man walked in and immediately began threatening the boy and asking him to fight.

The boy ran off and was followed by the man, but escaped shaken but unharmed.

Mother of girl killed by flying wheel speaks out

The mother of a schoolgirl who was killed in a freak accident has spoken about her decision to donate her daughter's organs and encouraged others to go on the donor list.

amelia wood

Amelia Wood was just 11 when she died after being hit by a wheel which had come off a passing Land Rover at Manby, near Louth. Police say an investigation into the circumstances of Amelia's death is still ongoing.

Her mothrer, Hayley Hodson, says they had already been through tough times with Amelia as she'd had leukaemia when she was three.

But that had also helped her make her decision about organ donation.

I instantly said yes and realised that it was a decision we all needed to make as a family, but everyone supported me. When Amelia was ill she had platelets and blood transfusions. So many people helped us through that time that we just had to do it.

Hayley HodsonAmelia's Mum

Girl sought after attempted handbag theft

Police have released this e-fit image of a girl who tried to snatch a woman's handbag in the Balby area of Doncaster:

E-fit image
South Yorkshire Police

The incident happened at about 12:45 BST on Saturday 14 April on Cedar Road.

It's believed the girl who tried to grab the woman's handbag is between 13 and 14 years old,. She ran away empty-handed.

An earlier handbag theft on Douglas Road is thought to be connected, say police.

Three crashes close M62 for hours

Drivers using the M62 faced long delays this morning after three crashes on the motorway.

The air ambulance was called twice to the area and the westbound carriageway was completely closed for three hours.

Kate Sweeting is near Goole, close to where all the crashes happened.

Boston driving instructor denies inappropriate hugs and kisses

Gemma Dawson

BBC Look North

A jury at Lincoln Crown Court has been listening to transcripts of police interviews with a driving instructor from Boston.

keith warner

Keith Warner (pictured) is accused of inappropriately kissing, hugging and stroking five women during lessons between January 2015 and April last year.

During the police interviews, the 61-year-old admitted he may have hugged a former student for reassurance but denied anything inappropriate had happened.

Mr Warner denies 11 counts of sexual assault.

The trial continues.

'Time-wasting' riot inmate's sentence increased

An inmate who took part in a riot which wrecked Doncaster's Moorland Prison has had his sentence lengthened after senior judges said he wasted their time by appealing against his original sentence.

Doncaster's Moorland Prison
Paul Glazzard/Geograph

The court heard that 25-year-old Marc Edward Byram played a "minor but significant role" in the disturbance in November 2016 which caused £50,000 worth of damage and led to 27 inmates being relocated.

Byram was handed an 18-month consecutive sentence for affray but has now had another 28 days added to his sentence after judges at the Court of Appeal found that challenging the sentenced had "wasted precious time and resources".

This afternoon's weather forecast

BBC Weather

This afternoon looks set to be dry with a fair amount of cloud, although with a few sunny intervals too.

Some lengthier sunny spells towards the end of the day with a top temperature of about 18C (64F):

Weather graphic

Driver runs off after crashing stolen van in Shipley

This van was spotted by a member of the public earlier, crashed on a street in Shipley.

Stolen van
West Yorkshire Police

Police were called to Oswald Street where the van had been left after the driver ran off.

After detectives checked the van it turned out to be stolen.

The vehicle has been taken away for forensic examination.

Conservatives retain control of Harrogate

The final votes are still to be counted, but the Conservatives have officially held onto control at Harrogate Borough Council.

The leader of the authority, Richard Cooper, has kept his seat.

This is the first time the electorate was voting for just 40 seats as boundary changes saw the loss of 14 wards in the area.

Local elections 2018: Count continues in Harrogate

Half the votes cast in Thursday's local elections have so far been counted at Harrogate Borough Council.

Ballot box

The Conservatives have won 16 of the 20 wards counted so far, with the other four seats being won by the Liberal Democrats.

British Steel Scunthorpe bosses eye Heathrow role

Heathrow Airport bosses are meeting with representatives of British Steel in Scunthorpe today.

They're currently considering plans for a new runway at the London airport and to expand the capacity in its terminals.

If Scunthorpe is chosen to be involved in the project, it's thought could bring more than 11,000 new jobs and bring £12bn to Yorkshire and the Humber.

Paul Martin, deputy CEO of British Steel, says the firm wants to make an impact on both the local and national economies:

Yorkshire limp to 50 run total in Essex

BBC Sport

Yorkshire were bowled out for just 50 runs on day one at Essex, with Joe Root out for a golden duck.

Yorkshire at Essex
Rex Features

After winning the toss and deciding to bat, the Tykes were reduced to 22-5 as Harry Brook, Adam Lyth and Root all departed without scoring.

Gary Ballance was the only batsman to reach double figures.

The total was Yorkshire's lowest in the County Championship since 1973.

Northallerton school attack plot trial latest

Megan Paterson

Reporter, BBC Look North

The jury in the trial of two boys accused of plotting to recreate the Columbine attack at a school in Northallerton has heard how the diary entries of the eldest boy went from "self-depreciation to plots to kill".

The evidence came from the boy's former girlfriend who told police he "admired" and "modelled" himself on Columbine killer Eric Harris.

In a video interview, she said their relationship began as "typical teenage love" but then became "toxic" as he discussed plans to "shoot up" a school.

The two boys are now 15 and cannot be named for legal reasons.

They are both charged with conspiracy to murder but deny the charges.

The trial continues in Leeds.

Travel: Delays on M62 eastbound after collision

One lane's closed on the M62 eastbound before J37 A614 (Howden) due to an accident.

There's slow traffic and the exit slip road is closed:

View more on twitter

Former Hull councillor to be sentenced over child images

A former Hull councillor who was convicted in February of downloading indecent images of children is due to be sentenced later.

Steven Bayes

Steven Bayes, 56, of Prospect Street, Hull, led the successful campaign for the city to win City of Culture status last year.

Bayes, who was expelled from the Labour Party, remained a councillor until today having not stood for re-election in yesterday's local elections.

Lincoln thrills to Lancaster Bomber flypast

Crowds in Lincoln have been delighted by a Lancaster Bomber flypast:

View more on twitter

The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight aircraft, which is based at RAF Coningsby, was flown over the city on its way to celebrations in Holland.

Lincoln Castle

Man remains in custody over A64 brick-throwing incident

A 21-year-old man who was arrested yesterday accused of throwing bricks and stones at vehicles on the A64 near York is still being held by police.

North Yorkshire Police says the force helicopter was called out to the incident, in Fulford, at about 16:00 yesterday afternoon.

The man is also accused of assaulting a police officer and using abusive language.

A number of vehicles were damaged.

Local elections 2018: Conservatives hold Craven

There'll be no change to who's in control of Craven District Council, following yesterday's local elections.

With just few more results to come in, it's now clear that Craven will remain a Conservative-run authority.

Nine out of 30 seats on the council are up for re-election.

Wheelchair swing unveiled in Boston

A swing which can be used by children in wheelchairs has been unveiled in Boston.

disability swing
Boston Borough Council

Boston-based charity Local Hope raised £12,000 towards the cost of the swing, and the rest was paid for with Boston Borough Council money.

The swing was added as part of a revamp of the town's parks.

Gary Marsh, from Local Hope, said he came up with the idea after seeing a child in a wheelchair missing out on facilities for other children.

We did a bit of research into this and they aren't very common at all. The odd school has got them but... it's very rare that you actually see them in a public park.

Gary MarshFundraiser