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Summary

  1. Brighouse Ritz told to change name by London Ritz hotel
  2. North Yorkshire primary school with just 12 pupils to close
  3. One-punch killer Blue Horrobin starting an 11 year prison sentence
  4. Police increase patrols after Sheffield shooting
  5. Plans to transform NHS services in England involve hospital closures or downgrading A&E with changes at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Dewsbury Hospital
  6. One of North Yorkshire's biggest landfill sites will close when the county's new waste incinerator opens nearby.
  7. Updates on Tuesday 21 February 2017

Live Reporting

By Jim Addyman, Adam Pinder-Smith and Oli Woodcock

All times stated are UK

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Ryan Sidebottom

Yorkshire's ex-England seam bowler Ryan Sidebottom announces he will retire at the end of the County Championship season.

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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 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 disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: A650 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

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

A650 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on A650 eastbound between Gildersome and Tingley, 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: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at M1.

M18 South Yorkshire - M18 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at M1, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Our five top stories today

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live

Thanks for being with us today, live updates will continue throughout this evening and tonight. 

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

Gary Barlow
BBC

If you spot something happening where you live, which you think we should know about, you can always get in touch with us by email.

Young girl found travelling alone on Leeds bus

Charles Heslett

Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

A young girl's been found travelling alone on a bus into Leeds city centre this afternoon.  

Officers were called to collect the child, who's believed to be under the age of 11, from the bus when it stopped in Albion Street at about 17:30. She'd been found by the bus driver.

The girl did not speak much English and could not tell officers why she was on the bus, a police spokesman has said.

New market on Darley Street will put spotlight on Bradford producers

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Local producers of food, crafts and arts will soon be given a chance to show their goods in a regular city centre market. 

Matt Lamont, Shy Burhan and Jonathan Smith on Darley Street
Bradford Telegraph and Argus
Carolyn Bjelan's CPR saves her husband's life in Harrogate
Carolyn Bjelan's CPR after husband Jovan collapsed during DIY saved his life, says Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Board games booming at Sheffield Library

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A popular Saturday morning board games session at Ecclesfield Library has now been extended until June due to the success of the scheme. 

The sessions, run by Imagination Gaming, encourage children and families to come down and have a positive experience of their local library, as well as providing exciting activities, helping to connect communities together.  

Playing board games at Ecclesfield Library
Sheffield City Council

This event was a great success and very well attended. Lots of fun was had by all, including my own children. It’s great to see Ecclesfield Library going from strength to strength"

Jack ScottCabinet member for community services and libraries at Sheffield City Council

Did you hear a 'loud bang' in Crosland Moor last night? Police are investigating reports

Huddersfield Examiner

Police were called to Crosland Moor last night after a resident reported a "loud bang" which sounded like a "gun shot".   

College Street in Crosland Moor
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner

Officers were called to College Street after receiving the call from a concerned member of the public at about 21:30.

They carried out a search of the area last night but no evidence was found to suggest a firearm had been discharged.

Your evening weather forecast

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Windy this evening and overnight with some rain. The rain will mainly affect the Pennines where it will be heavy and persistent. Strong and gusty westerly winds and a minimum temperature of 7 deg C (45F).

Weather graph
BBC

Early rain on Wednesday will soon clear to the south and the strong westerly winds will ease. Bright with sunny spells and just the odd isolated shower. Temperature highs of 10c (50F)  

Listen: Antarctic expedition for North Yorkshire soldier

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A North Yorkshire soldier is among a group who'll attempt to become the first all-female team to cross the Antarctic unaided. 

Lt Rosanna Baker is based at Catterick and during the three month, 1,000-mile expedition, will face temperatures of -40 degrees.

Another member of the team is Maj Nat Taylor:

Appeal over fatal motorbike crash

South Yorkshire Police are urging a motorcyclist who may have witnessed a fatal collision involving another bike in Rotherham at the weekend to come forward.  

A motorcycle and a car collided on Worry Goose Lane, Whiston, near to the junction with Greystones Road, at about 12:50 on Saturday 18 February.

Peter Heard
South Yorkshire Police

The rider of the motorbike, Peter Heard (pictured), 65, of Rotherham, was taken to Northern General Hospital with life threatening injuries and died a short time later. 

Anyone with information is being asked to call 101.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, at J31 for A655.

M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on exit slip road eastbound at J31, A655 (Castleford), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Sofa shop on stilts

Len Tingle

Political Editor, BBC Look North

Calderdale Council have concluded their planning meeting looking at the application for a furniture store on stilts to replace one hit by the Boxing Day floods of 2015 in Mytholmroyd, near Halifax in West Yorkshire.

It was approved by the council this afternoon, but it's not known at present when the work will begin.

Furniture store in Calderdale
BBC

BreakingNine years behind bars for Doncaster rapist

A 43-year-old man has been jailed for nine years after admitting raping and sexually assaulting a Doncaster teenager, resulting in her becoming pregnant with his child.  

Glenn Sambrook
South Yorkshire Police

Glen Sambrook of Palm Grove in Conisborough appeared at Sheffield Crown Court and pleaded guilty to 11 offences .    

Although Sambrook has accepted responsibility for his awful crimes, this does not detract from the significant impact this abuse has had on his victim."

Investigating officer DC Nichole RussellSouth Yorkshire Police

Paul Nuttall Hillsborough claims: A 'wider smear campaign'

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

The UKIP leader, Paul Nuttall says there's a 'smear campaign' against him.

It follows an apology from Mr Nuttall over the resignations of two party chairmen in Liverpool. They had accused him and the party donor, Arron Banks of showing what they called  'crass insensitivity' towards the Hillsborough disaster. 

This in turn was triggered by false suggestions on his website that he'd lost close friends in the crush during an FA Cup semi-final at Sheffield Wednesday's ground in April 1989. 

He says he's done nothing to warrant such criticism.

Park Hill Flats documentary

Paulette Edwards

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

I've been hearing about a Sheffield student who is seeking help from former residents of Sheffield's Park Hill flats.

Edward Brooks is hoping to make a documentary about the landmark development which has dominated the skyline behInd the railway station since the the 1960s.

He says contributors will be able watch it online:

Sergio Aguero

The FA Cup fifth-round replay between Manchester City and Huddersfield on Wednesday, 1 March will be shown live on BBC One.

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Man, 20, dies after falling ill in vehicle in York

The Press

A 20-year-old man has died after falling ill in a vehicle on the outskirts of York.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said officers were called to the "sudden death" at 4.40pm on Monday.

It happened at traffic lights at the Fulford Interchange.

Fulford interchange
York Press

Watch: A tour round North Yorkshire's new £1.4bn incinerator

Jim Addyman

BBC Local Live

If you drive regularly on the A1 near Knaresborough you may be wondering what the rather large edifice on the horizon is.

Wonder no more -  Allerton Park is the site of a huge incinerator at the heart of a new Waste Recovery Park costing £1.4bn.

The incinerator begins operation in January 2018 but BBC Radio York was given an exclusive tour round the facility:

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, before J26 for M606 affecting J25 for A644.

M62 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M62 eastbound before J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of accident investigation work. Congestion to J25, A644 (Brighouse).

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

Police increase patrols after Sheffield shooting

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Police are increasing patrols in an area where a man was fatally shot at the weekend.

South Yorkshire Police says more officers will be in place to reassure the community and gather witness information following the shooting of 23-year-old Assel Al-Essaie at the weekend. 

He was taken to hospital and died a short time after being shot. 

Assel Al-Essaie
SYP

Detectives and local officers have been working relentlessly over the last few days to gather as much information as they can about this incident."

Det Ch Insp Steve WhittakerSouth Yorkshire Police

Anyone with information is being asked to call 101 or ring Crimestoppers to pass on information anonymously.

BreakingJo Cox anniversary event hoping for 10 million participants

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

The widower of the murdered Labour MP, Jo Cox, has announced that a special weekend event will be held this summer, to mark the first anniversary of her killing. 

The event, called "The Great Get Together" will take place on 17/18 June.

Brendan Cox wants the event to celebrate his late wife's energy and her desire to bring communities together. 

Watch: Sheffield man's 150-mile arctic run for charity

Mark Ansell

BBC Look North reporter

I've been to the Peak District to meet Will Roberts from Sheffield. 

He's gone from nine pints and a kebab on a week night to running 150 miles across the arctic to raise money for an MS charity helping his mum.

Hats off to him (and good luck!). MS Society UK

Allerton Park incinerator will replace nearby landfill site

Jim Addyman

BBC Local Live

One of North Yorkshire's biggest landfill sites will close when the county's new waste incinerator opens. 

A huge amount of waste is currently delivered to Allerton Park Landfill site near Knaresborough. 

But there are plans to mothball it when the nearby Waste Recovery Park is up and running next year. 

Head of Construction at the incinerator is Mark James - he says it won't replace recycling schemes:

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J32 for A639.

M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on entry slip road westbound at J32, A639 (Pontefract), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

Getting under the skin of the real 'forensic' scientists

Jonathan Cowap

Presenter, BBC Radio York

If you're a fan of TV shows like Silent Witness and CSI then you may be interested in what the Ripon Workhouse Museum has in store this weekend.

On Saturday, Tim Thompson, Professor of Forensic Anthropology at Teesside University will be presenting a Talk & Skeleton Workshop.

I spoke to Tim earlier on the BBC Radio York and asked him what the term "forensics" actually means:

Listen: South Yorkshire MP's personal experience of alcoholic parents

Jim Addyman

BBC Local Live

One of South Yorkshire's MPs is campaigning to get more support for children whose parents are alcoholics.

Labour MP for Don Valley, Caroline Flint is part of a cross-party group of politicians working on the issue. 

Ms Flint has said she grew up with an alcoholic mother and had to leave home at the age of 17 when the situation worsened as she prepared for her A-Levels. 

She says that while there's help available for drinkers to overcome their problem, the children are being overlooked: 

LGBT open day at Halifax RUFC

Jim Addyman

BBC Local Live

Halifax Rugby Union Football Club are to host a taster rugby day aimed at encouraging the LGBT community to play the sport

The open day wIll be held on Saturday, 4 March at the club's Ovenden Park ground.

The event is supported by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and gay rights organisation Stonewall.

Fiona Armstrong is Halifax's safeguarding officer as well as a prop forward in the ladies team:

Ritz in London says the Ritz in Brighouse has to drop its name

Huddersfield Examiner

A Brighouse music venue may be forced to shut its doors ... because a top London hotel says it must change its name.

The Ritz hotel in London has written to the Ritz in Brighouse saying it must drop the name by February 28 or it will take legal action. 

Ritz
Huddersfield Examiner

Uncertain future for two West Yorkshire hospitals

Jim Addyman

BBC Local Live

Nearly two-thirds of local plans to transform NHS services in England involve hospital closures or downgrading A&E facilities. 

That includes proposed changes at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Dewsbury Hospital. 

The ideas are designed to get more patients treated in their local communities. 

Chris Ham is the Chief Executive of think tank, the King's Fund. He says the proposals offer the best hope for the NHS but believes the aim of cutting beds isn't credible: