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Summary

  1. Doncaster one-punch killer jailed for 11 years
  2. Sheffield shooting victim named as Assel Al-Essaie, 23
  3. Three treated in hospital after 'large scale disorder' at boxing event in Leeds
  4. Internet giant Amazon to bring hundreds of jobs to Yorkshire
  5. Injured army veteran Ben Parkinson nominated for freeman status
  6. Updates on Monday 20 February 2017

Live Reporting

By Jim Addyman and Oli Constable

All times stated are UK

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Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J40, A638 (Ossett) and J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J40, A638 (Ossett) and J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J47 for A168 and J46 for B6164.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) southbound between J47, A168 (Allerton Park) and J46, B6164 (Wetherby), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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, but remember live updates will continue right here throughout this evening and tonight. 

Before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:  

Tonight's weather forecast for Yorkshire

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Any rain and drizzle mostly clearing away southwards through the evening, then dry with broken cloud and a minimum temperature of about 5C (41F).

Weather graphic
BBC

Tuesday will start off mostly dry and bright with some sunshine, although cloud will increase later with the risk of some rain towards evening. 

Still mild with temperature highs of about 12C (54F) and a moderate southwest wind.

Listen: Schools 'reluctant' to help over forced marriages

A West Yorkshire charity says schools need to do more to protect young people from forced marriage.

It comes as victim support group Karma Nirvana says the number of calls from people in Yorkshire asking for help has increased by a fifth.

Jasvinder Sanghera, from the group, says they've seen schools reluctant to engage with them:

Scarborough teen pulled from moped during robbery

A teenage boy has been attacked by a man in Eastfield in Scarborough during a car park robbery.

It happened on the evening of Wednesday 1 February when the 16-year-old was pulled from a moped and had his jacket stolen at the car park near the Musham Bank roundabout.

Anyone with information about the incident is being urged to contact police.

Leeds man breaks record visiting every English league ground

Oli Constable

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A man from West Yorkshire has broken the world record for the fastest time to visit all 92 English league grounds.

Ed Wood
Ed Wood

Ed Wood, 51, from Leeds, travelled the 22,000 miles in just 189 days, which also included a trip to England based Berwick Rangers.  

Ed shaved 48 days off the last record, which also saw him watch 93 games of football, with some games taking place on the same day.

Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at J34 for A631.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound at J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of an accident. In the roadworks area.

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

East-west divide in transport infrastructure spending

Jim Addyman

BBC Local Live

The north of England is facing a growing east-west divide on transport investment, according to a new study from think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).

Motorway traffic
BBC

The Yorkshire and Humber region will see transport spending worth £190 per person over the next five years.

That compares to £682 in the North West of England, despite a relatively small difference in population - 5.33 million in Yorkshire and Humber compared to 7.05 million in the North West.

The study suggests the North West has so far been the major beneficiary of the government's "Northern Powerhouse" drive.

Listen: Migrant worker demo held in Leeds

A protest's taken place in Leeds to highlight the importance of migrant workers to the local economy. 

Dozens of people held hands and formed a chain in Briggate as part of the nationwide One Day without Us demonstrations. 

Leeds Councillor Alison Lowe joined the crowds:

Police appeal after boy hit by car in Doncaster

A 10-year-old boy needed hospital treatment after he was hit by a car in Doncaster.

The incident happened at about 17:35 on Friday as the boy was riding his bike over the crossing outside Sainsbury's on Sandringham Road.

The driver of the car is thought to have stopped after the collision to check how the boy was, before driving away towards Tudor Road.

Anyone who saw the incident is being asked to contact police.

Leeds Rhinos' Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Salford's Justin Carney charged by RFL

BBC Sport

Salford Red Devils back Justin Carney and Leeds Rhinos second row Jamie Jones-Buchanan (pictured) have been charged after the latest Super League action.

Jamie Jones-Buchanan
Rex Features

Carney, 28, has been charged with Grade C contact with a match official, while Jones-Buchanan, 35, is accused of Grade A dangerous contact.

Salford won 30-20 at Huddersfield, while Leeds beat Leigh 17-14.

Neither player was entitled to an early guilty plea as both had taken within the past 12 months.

Neither player was cautioned by match officials during their respective games.

Listen: UK 'can't be held back' on delivering HS2

The transport minister has defended the planned HS2 high-speed rail route which will run through South and West Yorkshire and into part of North Yorkshire, saying the project shouldn't be derailed because of how it affects homeowners.

HS2 will connect with the East Coast Main Line at the North Yorkshire village of Church Fenton, where residents have already reported negative effects on house prices even though the route won't be operational until 2033.

Andrew Jones, the MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, was speaking during a visit to the National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster:

Boxing promoter Hearn at Bramall Lane ahead of summer fight

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn posted this video walking out of the tunnel at Bramall Lane.

Sheffield boxer Kell Brook could be boxing here in the summer.

The long-time Blade has already said he wants to fight at the home of Sheffield United.

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North Yorkshire recycling centre to close for two weeks

The household waste recycling centre which serves Malton and Norton is to close for a fortnight.

Recycling Centre
Google

It's because of essential work and will shut two weeks today on Monday 6 March and will then re-open on Monday 20 March.

Severe disruption: A638 West Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A638 West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between Queen's Drive and B6475 George-A-Green Road.

A638 West Yorkshire - A638 Wakefield Road in Ossett closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Queen's Drive junction and the B6475 George-A-Green Road junction.

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

Countdown to second phase of Victoria Gate development

The owner of the Victoria Gate shopping centre in Leeds says it expects to have submitted a planning application for the second phase of the development by the end of the year.

Victoria Gate
Leeds City Council

Hammerson owns land on the opposite side of Eastgate which it plans to turn into a shopping and leisure destination.

It comes as the company announces a big drop in profits for the last year.

Traffic and travel: Back to normal on Sheffield Supertram

After problems on a couple of Sheffield Supertram routes earlier today, it seems things are finally sorted:

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Cupboard love at Temple Newsam...

It was a marriage proposal 260 years in the making when Jeff Rowland popped the question with a little help from an antique cabinet at Temple Newsam in Leeds.

Jeff and Sarah
Leeds City Council

Jeff, 34, took his unsuspecting girlfriend, Sarah Reynolds, 32, on a Valentine’s Day trip to the historic house last week to see the Tudor mansion's Channon cabinet.  

During the tour, a member of the Temple Newsam team opened each drawer in succession, eventually revealing an engagement ring which had been safely hidden there earlier that day.  

Originally from Australia, Jeff and Sarah moved to Leeds last year after being together for just six weeks so Sarah could study for a PHD in cultural studies at the University of Leeds.  

Sarah, who accepted Jeff's proposal, says: "When I spotted the ring, it hit me and I broke down into tears. It was very overwhelming and an incredibly creative and beautiful way to ask."

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J40 for A638 Ossett.

M1 West Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

CCTV appeal after York brawl

North Yorkshire Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with a violent incident in York earlier this month.

CCTV appeal
North Yorkshire Police
CCTV appeal
North Yorkshire Police

The appeal comes after a fight outside the Three Cranes pub in St Sampsons Square in York in the early hours of Sunday 5 February.

Several men were arrested and bailed pending further enquiries.

Anyone who recognises the man pictured above is being asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.  

Traffic and travel: Problems on roads and Sheffield's Supertram

BBC Travel

A few traffic and travel problems are being reported in Yorkshire. These are the latest details:

  • Heavy traffic and heavier than normal traffic's currently reported on the M62 Eastbound at J26 M606/A58 (Chain Bar)
  • There are delays on yellow route Sheffield Supertram services between Middlewood and the Meadowhall Interchange
  • There's slow traffic on the A59 York Road in both directions at Station Road due to roadworks

One-punch killer jailed for 11 years

A man who killed a Doncaster PE teacher with a single punch in an "unprovoked and senseless" attack has been jailed for 11 years.

Blue Horrobin
South Yorkshire Police

Lewis Siddall, 24, from Skellow, was found dead in his bed the day after he was attacked by Blue Horrobin in the VDKA bar, Doncaster, in 2015.  

A post-mortem examination revealed he died as a result of head injuries.

Horrobin, 23, of Highfield Road, Askern, Doncaster, was jailed at Sheffield Crown Court after being found guilty of manslaughter.

Nominate Yorkshire's music legends

BBC Music

We're celebrating our local music legends by asking for your suggestions on where deserves an official blue plaque.

Montage
Getty Images

The BBC is asking you to nominate a singer, songwriter or musician who's no longer with us, or an iconic place that's been a major part of Yorkshire's musical heritage. Let us know!

Normanton Acro gamble on Vegas success

Charles Heslett

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

Many of our budding sports men and women get to travel to foreign championships but Normanton Sports Acro will be making others jealous as they're destined for Las Vegas.

But don't expect them to be hitting the casinos or taking in a show as they have been invited to compete in the Vegas Acro Cup - an international acrobatic gymnastics competition taking place at the end of March.  

The club, based in Normanton, near Wakefield, have been invited to take part in the prestigious event off the back of recent success in Turin and are busy raising money for the trip.

Holly Rowney, runs the club and is excited at the prospect:

Garry Monk: Fans have to learn that it's a results business

BBC Sport

Leeds United head coach Garry Monk says it's unrealistic to expect any team to keep playing flowing football in the Championship. 

Saturday's draw at Ipswich was a largely uneventful affair and despite the side being comfortably-placed in the playoff spots, some fans are critical of the side.

Fans forums in recent weeks have seen some comments that the win against Derby in January was the last time the team played really well. 

Monk says the tough nature of getting out of the division makes consistency difficult:

Scarborough Lions solve transport problem for woman's care home journey

Kay Crewdson

BBC Radio York

There's good news for a Scarborough pensioner who has to endure four-hour round trips to see her husband in a care home.

Margaret Lister desperately wants to find a home for her husband Martin close to where they live. 

At the moment, there are no vacancies in care homes in Scarborough so Martin, who has dementia and Parkinson's Disease, is currently being looked after in a home in Bridlington.

Because she doesn't drive, Margaret is reliant on public transport.

Fortunately local charity organisation, the Scarborough Lions, have stepped in and can help provide transport for Margaret. 

This was her reaction when I spoke to her and Roy Chambers from the LIons on the BBC Radio York Breakfast Show:

Four Leeds men receive long prison sentences for violent robberies

Yorkshire Evening Post

Four men from the Halton Moor area of Leeds have received prison sentences totalling more than 96 years after a series of armed robberies at homes and businesses across the city

They used firearms, machetes, axes and hammers to carry out their crimes, which included violent raids in Roundhay, Collingham, and Alwoodley.

Huddersfield Town: Whitehead glad to be back in the action

BBC Sport

Huddersfield Town midfielder Dean Whitehead is hoping his performance against Manchester City in Saturday's gripping FA Cup draw, will help him become a first team regular once more.

Whitehead has had to wait for his chance to feature in the Town line-up recently, but says he's ready to go whenever he is selected again:

Brawl at Leeds boxing event

Police are investigating after what they are describing as "large scale disorder" at a boxing event in Leeds. 

The brawl broke out at Elland Road's Centenary Pavilion on Saturday night and saw three people needing hospital treatment for minor injuries.

Single-punch killer to be sentenced today

A man who hit and killed a teacher with a single punch in an "unprovoked" attack will be sentenced today.

Blue Horrobin, 23, punched 24-year-old Lewis Siddall (pictured) from Skellow, in a Doncaster bar in August. Mr Siddall was later found dead at his home.

Lewis Siddall
South Yorkshire Police

Horrobin, of Highfield Road, Askern, Doncaster, was found guilty of manslaughter at Sheffield Crown Court last month.

A post-mortem examination found Mr Siddall, a PE teacher, died from a head injury.

A look inside the new High Speed Rail College

Charlotte Rose

BBC Radio Sheffield Political Reporter

Transport Minister Andrew Jones has been visiting the National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster to see how work is progressing there.

The £25m building is due open to students in September with the aim of training thousands of new engineers to work on the proposed HS2 route.

High speed rail college
BBC
High speed rail college
BBC

Have you got a nest egg - or is the cupboard bare?

The average family in our region apparently has about £3,000 in savings, according to a new report.

Piggy bank
BBC

That's just under the national average - which itself has fallen by about one third over the past year. 

The report, commissioned by insurance and investment company Aviva, says low-income families earning £1,500 or less per month now typically have just £95 sitting in savings and investments, excluding money being saved into pensions.

Brew-ha-ha as Yorkshire Tea teapots recalled

Teapots and ceramics promoting Yorkshire Tea are being recalled after customers reported breakages were happening as they brewed up.

Yorkshire Tea teapots
Yorkshire Tea

The bases of some one litre teapots have reportedly fractured and fallen out during normal use, according to Taylors of Harrogate, the makers of Yorkshire Tea. 

The products affected have the "of Harrogate" part of the Taylors logo written in a lower case font, rather than the old-style upper case. 

Anyone with one of these products is being urged to get in touch with Yorkshire Tea, to arrange a refund.

York City Knights coach: 'We're expected to be at top end of table'

BBC Sport

York City Knights coach James Ford admits he was disappointed with some members of his squad as they opened their season with a home defeat in the League 1 Cup. 

The Knights lost 17-16 to North Wales Crusaders at Bootham Crescent who landed a match-winning drop goal in extra time.

Ash Robson had an opportunity to be a Knights hero via the "golden point", but miscued his drop goal attempt. 

Crusaders stand-off James Handsome then grabbed the glory when his drop goal was successful.

Ford says his players need to meet expectations:

Internet giant bringing hundreds of jobs to Yorkshire

BBC Business News

Amazon is promising 500 new jobs when it opens a new warehouse in Doncaster this summer.

Amazon worker
Getty Images

The internet retailer says the jobs come at a time of growing demand and will be the company's third such facility in Doncaster.  

It's part of a larger nationwide plan to create 5,000 new full-time jobs in the UK this year, with staff including software developers and warehouse staff.