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  1. Teenager charged with murder over death of York man
  2. M62 police shooting: Man denies firearms charges
  3. Thirty four people reported missing every day in Yorkshire and Humber
  4. Sheffield MP's daughter 'injured after being forced to wear high heels'
  5. Rail disruption continues after landslip on line near Halifax
  6. Deal reached over Yorkshire Wildlife Park concerts
  7. Calendar Girls musical up for three Olivier awards
  8. Updates on Tuesday 7 March 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Kevin Larkin and Nick Wilmshurst

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That's all from Tuesday...

Those are all our updates from Tuesday 7 March 2017.

Want all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across Yorkshire on Wednesday 8 March? Just click here .

Our five top stories from today

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Well 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 and travel will continue throughout the night, but before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today: 

See you tomorrow.

Businesses around burned-down mill ask for help

Businesses affected by a major fire in Bradford last year have handed in a petition to the council asking for more support.

Drummond Mill
Mark Davies

The Lumb Lane Business Group says the area is in need of regeneration.

They also say that shops are struggling and have handed in a petition to the council asking for more help.

The Drummond Mill site is gone and now we have an opportunity to raise our concerns. We're asking the council to consider widening the road."

Majid KhanLumb Lane Business Group

Sheffield MP calls for action over child grooming law

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

A Sheffield MP has called on the government to enable a law to tackle child grooming to be enforced.

Louise Haigh, who represents Sheffield Heeley, said there has been a two year wait for the law to be enacted.

Justice Secretary Liz Truss responded saying "This is imminent".

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Rhea in Wakefield: Stray bird returned to owner

Earlier I was telling you about the stray rhea that was spotted in Wakefield:

Rhea in Wakefield
David Hardy

The good news is that its been returned to its owner after the RSPCA came out to rescue it.

Although one of the RSPCA officers who went out to deal with it said that they'd never had to deal with this type of bird before.

The rhea was extremely strong and I was glad we were able to rescue him and return him to his owner so quickly. It's certainly been an eventful day!"

Gemma FowlerRSPCA

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J46 for A63 Leeds Colton.

M1 West Yorkshire - Lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound at J46, A63 (Leeds Colton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Travel update: All clear on Leeds Inner Ring Road

BBC News Travel


It's hard to explain to someone who doesn't live in Leeds how badly a closed inner ring road can affect your journey home.

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Appeal to find relatives of Wakefield man who died alone

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live

The coroner is appealing for help to find the relatives of a Wakefield man who died alone.

Stephen Allen from the Regent Street area died at Pinderfields Hospital of natural causes last month.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bereavement Centre at the hospital on 01924 541016.

Pinderfields Hospital

Rail lines reopen after Sowerby Bridge landslip

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live

Rail lines have reopened after yesterday's landslip near Halifax station.

However Network Rail says we should still expect some delays until 18:00:

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Bradford schoolgirl wins parking banner compeition

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live

A schoolgirl from Bradford has won a competition to design a new parking banner.

Nimra Hussain from Grove House Primary School's poster was voted the best by the people of the city.

The winning design will now feature outside 29 primary schools across Bradford.

Parking Banner
West Yorkshire Police

Deodorant causes fire alarm incident at York Hospital

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live

A fire alarm was activated at York Hospital this afternoon.

But the cause was not what you might expect...

Deodorant being sprayed in the toilet led to the call-out for North Yorkshire firefighters:

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Police appeal for help in Sheffield fatal shooting case

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live

Detectives investigating the death of a Sheffield man have thanked the public for their help during the investigation.

Aseel Al-Essaie was shot and killed on Daniel Hill in the city last month.

Daniel Hill

Police are continuing to ask anyone with information to contact them on 101.

Four men, two women and two teenage boys are currently on bail after being arrested after Aseel Al-Essaie's death.

Any piece or information, no matter how small or irrelevant you believe it to be, could be crucial to our investigation.”

Det Ch Insp Steve Whittaker South Yorkshire Police

One lane still closed after Leeds Inner Ring Road collision

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live

Things are improving on the Leeds Inner Ring Road ahead of rush hour.

Only one lane is still closed after an earlier collision.

We've just had this update from West Yorkshire Police:

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Rhea on run spotted in Wakefield

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Here's something you don't see everyday in Wakefield:

David Hardy

It's a Rhea that's been spotted on a day out in a car park in the city this afternoon.

Chris (that's a name I've given him/her.. geddit?) was rather unceremoniously rescued by the RSPCA who came out to make sure he/she was kept safe.

David Hardy

We got you Babe....

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Could this be the cutest puppet ever?

Babe is appearing in a show based on the 1995 film of the same name, based on the story of the pig that thinks it's a sheepdog.

It's on at Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre until Saturday.

BBC Look North weatherman changes strip for a good cause

It was a slightly bitter pill for BBC Look North weatherman (and Bradford City fan) Paul Hudson to swallow, but it was all in the name of charity. 

Paul Hudson in Town shirt

Paul donned the Terriers' shirt to raise money for the Jo Cox Foundation at an event last night, after he was offered £1,000 to do it by Dean Hoyle, Town's chairman.

The presenter tweeted "Well how could I not do! £1,000 for a brilliant charity and in memory of a remarkable lady Jo Cox"

Sheffield takeaway closed due to anti-social behaviour

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

A Sheffield takeaway was closed over the weekend due to anti-social behaviour.

Police were given a temporary closure notice for the S1 Food Bar in Fitzalan Square on Saturday.

S1 Food Bar
South Yorkshire Police

Authorities are applying for permission to close the takeaway for an initial three months and possibly for longer.

Sheffield Magistrates Court will decide on the application later this month.

Fulham v Leeds United: Match facts

BBC Sport

Fourth place Leeds United are away at seventh place Fulham tonight in the Championship, Kick off's at 19:45.

Leeds have no new injury or suspension concerns. Full-back Charlie Taylor and midfielder Ronaldo Vieira could both feature.

Leeds v Fulham
Getty Images

Match facts

  • The last three league meetings between Fulham and Leeds have ended 1-1, with Fulham's Tom Cairney and United's Chris Wood netting two of their team's three goals in this run.
  • Leeds have won just one of their five Championship meetings with Fulham since the start of the 2014-15 campaign (D3 L1) - only against Brighton have they played a team as often while picking up fewer wins in this period (P5 W0).
  • Tom Cairney has created more goalscoring chances than any other player in the Championship so far this season (90).
  • Chris Wood has scored 11 goals in his last 11 Championship appearances for Leeds. He has found the net in 22 different competitive matches this season for the Whites.

Pinderfields Hospital admits 'significant failings' over stillborn baby

The parents of a stillborn baby boy said they were "completely let down" by a Wakefield hospital after bosses admitted it failed to save the child.

Leigh Mutch and Marc Allen

Leigh Mutch and Marc Allen's son, Oliver, was stillborn 13 weeks early at Wakefield's Pinderfields General Hospital on 22 September 2015.

The couple said he would have been born alive if staff had performed a caesarean section sooner.

Managers said they "recognised there were significant failings on our part".

I knew something was not right. I feel completely let down by the maternity services and the treatment I received at Pinderfields Hospital."

Leigh Mutch

Yorkshire in pictures: A joy forever

BBC Weather Watchers

In his poem Endymion, the poet John Keats told us "a thing of beauty is a joy forever".

The poem was supposedly based on a Greek myth, but its description of trees, rivers and sheep could very easily have been the natural wonders of Yorkshire.

Wonders which, as evidenced below, there's an abundance of today in the BBC Weather Watchers inbox.

Wx watch

The Northern Retro sent in the golden reflections of Blackmoor Reservoir, the giant snowball moon over Woodhouse arrived courtesy of Mitch and John Yorkshire Lad Leigh provided the green and blue glory of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.

The view down Swaledale towards Muker was snapped by Rambling rose and Scarborough Jim caught the hardy surfers in Scarborough enjoying the waves.

More pics are always welcome, send yours to us by clicking this link.

South Yorkshire Police has £2.3m overtime overspend

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police has spent nearly £2.3m more than it budgeted for in overtime payments. 

The force had already set aside £5m for additional work. 

The force says one reason for the splurge on overtime pay is because of staff shortages, particularly at Atlas Court, the call handling centre.

Atlas Court

It means the staff that do work there have put in extra hours. 

Despite this South Yorkshire Police has been encouraging people to take voluntary redundancy. 

But the force says in the long-term the strategy should pay off.   

Man cleared of 1993 pet shop killing

A man from West Yorkshire has been cleared of murdering an elderly pet shop worker more than 20 years ago .  

Arthur Brumhill

Stuart Jenkins, 41, of Ossett, had been charged with killing Arthur Brumhill, 76, in Northampton in 1993.

Mr Brumhill was found dead in the basement of Denton's pet and garden shop. He had 26 injuries and his body was covered in straw.

Mr Jenkins worked at the pet shop for about a month in 1992, aged 17, on a youth training scheme. 

He was arrested at the time of Mr Brumhill's death but was later released. He was re-arrested and charged in May 2015. 

It's been a long two years. It's been two years of not knowing where you are, I'm relieved."

Stuart Jenkins

York murder charge teenager due in court

More on the teenager that has been charged with the murder of a 53-year-old man in York.

York murder

The 19-year-old has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at York Magistrates’ Court this afternoon.

Shaun Skelton was found dead at a flat on Holgate Road in York yesterday morning. 

BreakingTeenager charged with murder of York man

A 19-year-old man arrested in connection with the death of a 53-year-old York man on Sunday has been charged with his murder.  

More to follow.

New 'lease' of life for Sheffield's Inman Pavillion

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Steps to help save a much-loved community building in Sheffield have been taken by local residents and the city council.

Inman Pavillion
Sheffield City Council

The Inman Pavilion, overlooking Oxley Park in Stocksbridge, has hosted local groups and clubs since the 1950s, but is in need of a significant upgrade and improvement.  

Sheffield Council's set to agree a new 25-year lease to the Garden Village Community Association.

The association originally built the pavilion on land owned by the Oxley Park Trust and has successfully operated and repaired it since then.

The renewal of the lease helps to guarantee the future of activities such as the out-of-school science club, line dancing classes and children's choir which currently at the pavilion. 

This gives us much more scope to bid for much-needed funding to retrofit the building. So the hard work starts here!"

Beryl Sharp Chairman, Garden Village Community Association

Travel update: Leeds inner Ring Road accident

BBC News Travel

Not good news if you're driving in Leeds today. 

Let's hope they get things sorted quickly...

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Severe accident: A58(M) West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

A58(M) West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, at A660 affecting New York Road.

A58(M) West Yorkshire - A58(M) closed, queuing traffic and delays westbound at A660, because of an accident. Congestion on A61 Eastgate to the New York Road junction.

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

Sheffield student shortlisted for photography award

A student from Sheffield has been shortlisted for a major award. 

Quarry Photo
Harry Botley

Harry Botley, who's originally from Peterborough, is up for a Sony World Photography Award for this image of a disused quarry in North Wales.

A description for the award says the photo "creates a non-place or false reality out of the photographed landscape".

I'd like to give a big thank you to all those who have supported me, particularly my university lecturers, without whom I would not be the photographer I am today."

Harry Botley

Listen: Downing Street rejects Hague call for snap election

Jonathan Cowap

Presenter, BBC Radio York

Downing Street has rejected a call from the former Conservative party leader and North Yorkshire MP William Hague for Theresa May to call a snap general election. 

Lord Hague says an increased Commons majority would help the government make more of a success of Brexit.

Writing in The Telegraph , he says the government faces "the most complex challenges of modern times".

These include "Brexit negotiations, the Trump administration and the threat from Scottish nationalists".

"A snap election would catch the Labour Party in its worst condition since the early 30s, and with its least credible leader ever," Lord Hague adds.

But North Yorkshire Conservative MP Kevin Hollinrake has told me that now is not the time for more uncertainty:  

Huddersfield Town v Aston Villa: Match facts

BBC Sport

Huddersfield Town will host Aston Villa tonight in the Championship, with kick-off at 19:45.

Huddersfield v Villa
Getty Images

The Terriers are hopeful goalkeeper  Danny Ward will be fit after going off with a knock in the weekend home defeat by Newcastle .

Midfielder Phillip Billing is also a doubt, which may mean that former Aston Villa man Jonathan Hogg could come in.

Match facts

  • Huddersfield's defeat by Newcastle at the weekend was only their second loss in 16 Championship games.
  • Until Saturday's victory at Rotherham, Villa had not enjoyed three straight league wins since April 2010, just before the end of Martin O'Neill's reign. They last won four on the spin in December 2009.
  • Town have not beaten Villa in six league meetings since August 1969.
  • Villa boss Steve Bruce spent 17 months in charge of Huddersfield from May 1999 to October 2000. He took the Terriers to the top of Division One, before they fell away to miss out on the play-offs.

Travel update: Deer on A1 southbound

BBC News Travel

Obviously a hangover from a stag-do...

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M62 police shooting: Man denies firearms charges

The driver of a car in which a man was shot dead by police near Huddersfield has denied firearms offences in court. 

Car with bullet holes
Getty Images

Moshin Amin, 30, of Broomer Street, Dewsbury, was charged after the operation on a motorway slip road off the M62 during which Mohammed Yassar Yaqub, 28, from Huddersfield, was shot. 

Mr Amin pleaded not guilty at Leeds Crown Court to possessing a handgun, a silencer and ammunition with intent to endanger life. 

A provisional trial date was set for 4 December and Mr Amin was bailed to return to the court for his next hearing on 27 June.

Listen: 'We love and miss you' - Scarborough dad's plea to missing son

Kay Crewdson

Presenter, BBC Radio York

The father of a North Yorkshire man who disappeared 11 years ago has been told the case is still open as it nears his 40th Birthday. 

Gavin Wilson, from Scarborough, was 28 when he went missing in 2006.

It comes as a BBC investigation has found that 34 people are reported missing every day in the Yorkshire and the Humber region .

Mr Wilson's dad, John, told me what the years Gavin's been missing have been like - and made an emotional plea for Gavin to get in touch:

Deal reached over Yorkshire Wildlife Park concerts

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

A deal has been reached over Yorkshire Wildlife Park's plans to hold concerts at the site near Doncaster.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Last May, Doncaster Council refused concert proposals by the venue due to concerns from local residents about noise and traffic levels

The dispute was due to go to court, but a compromise has now been reached with the park agreeing on eight conditions to limit disruption to its neighbours.

They include a ban on alcohol, restrictions on audiences to 10,000 people and limits on how many events can take place during the school summer holidays,

Concerts will also have to finish at 22:00, with a hotline provided for neighbours in case of any issues.

Steam loco hitches a lift back to Lancashire

If you saw this on the roads around Keighley and Bradford last night, don't panic, you weren't hallucinating:

Steam engine
West Yorkshire Police

This steam engine was on loan to the Museum of Rail Travel in Keighley at the weekend for a steam gala.

But last night it was taken back to its home at the East Lancashire Railway in Bury, which meant it had to travel through Bradford and on to the M606 under police escort.