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Stately home restoration project completed

Brodsworth Hall in Doncaster reopens today after a £1.5m restoration.

Brodsworth Hall
English Heritage.

The Victorian mansion was built in the Italianate style between 1861 and 1863, as an "up-to-date" new home for the Thellusson family.

The house has remained largely unchanged since the 1860s and was passed to English Heritage in 1990.

Barnsley women find their sweet tooth once again

Barnsley Chronicle

It's a sweet retirement for two residents in Ward Green Lodge care home in Barnsley.

Barnsley Chronicle

Man seriously hurt in Sheffield assault

Police are appealing for information over a street attack in Sheffield which left a man with serious head injuries.

Area of attack

The 50-year-old victim was close to a KFC store on City Road when he was attacked at about 13:45pm on Tuesday 8 May.

PC Thomas Hollands says the road would have been "busy with pedestrians and traffic" at around the time of the assault and he urges anyone with information to get in touch.

I understand this may cause concern among the local community and I would like to offer my reassurance that we are currently pursuing a number of lines of enquiry."

PC Thomas HollandsSouth Yorkshire Police

Watch: Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

The sunshine's on the way again for most of us today, but it's a bit cooler on the coast.

Here's my full forecast:

Grant saves Doncaster abuse charity from closure

The Doncaster-based South Yorkshire Women's Aid charity has been saved from closure thanks to a big grant.

Campaigners with banner

It provides specialist support services for women and girls affected by domestic violence.

The organisation has run a high-profile campaign in a bid to keep open.

The charity will now get £243,000 over three years from the Big Lottery Fund.

Check your Yorkshire train journey

Members of the RMT Union are holding strike action that will affect Northern rail services today.

Northern says the majority of available trains will operate between 07:00 and 19:00.

For all the latest live updates from Yorkshire's main railway stations, click on the links below:

Woman dies in Barnsley house fire

A woman has died following a fire at her home in Barnsley.

Coniston rd

Fire crews from Barnsley, Cudworth and Tankersley stations responded to the incident on Coniston Road in Barnsley just before 21:00 last night.

A woman was rescued from the property, but has since died.

No one else is thought to have been in the property at the time.

A view of part of Union Street

The body of Claire Louise Smith, 42, of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, was found on Saturday morning.

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Yorkshire's weather: Sunshine after a misty start

BBC Weather

There'll be some mist and low cloud around at first for Yorkshire, but through the morning this should clear allowing for some warm spells of sunshine.

Tonight, there should be plenty of late sunshine away from the coastline, but through the night cloud will build again, with potentially heavy showers arriving from the south east around dawn:

Weather graphic

RMT members at Northern stage new 24-hour rail strike

Yorkshire rail passengers face disruption as Northern staff stage a 24-hour strike, days after travel chaos when new timetables were introduced.

RMT Flag

RMT union members at Northern are striking in an ongoing dispute about safety involving driver-only operated trains.

The union said the train operator had declared "war on passengers".

Northern called for "meaningful" talks and said the majority of trains would run between 07:00 and 19:00.

The firm faced widespread criticism over cancellations, delays and the implementation of a new timetable on Monday.

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J33 for A630 Catcliffe and J32 for M18.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J33, A630 (Catcliffe) and J32, M18 (Thurcroft), because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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 M18.

M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road to Northbound M18 southbound at M18, because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Women charged in Barnsley murder inquiry

Two women have been charged with murder over the death of another woman in Barnsley last weekend.

The body of Claire Louise Smith, 42, who was from Barnsley, was found at about 06:50 on Saturday in Union Street.

A post-mortem examination revealed she had died from injuries from a "very severe physical attack", police said.

Penelope Brownlie, 45, and Justine Wainwright, 57, also known as Bridget O'Keefe, have both been charged with murder.

The women, both of Britannia Close in the town, remain in police custody and are due to appear at Barnsley Magistrates' Court later.

A 71-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the investigation has been released on police bail, police say.

'Why I went to a faith healer to have an exorcism'
Afiya, 23, believes taking part in the Ruqya ritual at a mosque in Sheffield will improve her health.
Tree felling in Sheffield

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has called on Sheffield City Council to stop its tree-felling project.

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Yorkshire's top stories today

Yorkshire's top stories today include:

Updates on breaking news will continue throughout the evening and night.

Improving Northern's train services is "number one" priority

Improving Northern's train services are the Department for Transport's number one performance priority, the government has said.

Pacer train and guard

It comes amid widespread criticism of the company over cancellations, delays and the implementation of a new timetable earlier this week.

Chris Grayling said plans to improve the company's performance had been submitted and he will be speaking to managers to discuss future steps.

Chris Grayling

Improving the service for Northern customers is the number one performance priority for my department and we will work with the industry to keep disruption at a minimum."

Chris GraylingSecretary of State for Transport
Kane Williamson celebrates a century

Yorkshire's deal with batsman Kane Williamson is altered as Cricket New Zealand reduce his availability for the county season.

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Watch: Nine-year-old teaches hospital staff to do the floss

Oli Constable

BBC Yorkshire Live

Life has been tough for Cooper Little over the last few months.

The nine-year-old, from Barnsley, was admitted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital back in January, but has made a great recovery.

Cooper wanted to thank staff for looking after her and decided to show them how to do the dance craze The Floss:

Rolex watch bought for £69 sells for £80,000

A rare Rolex watch which was originally bought for £69 has sold for £80,000 at auction.

The Rolex watch

The Rolex Submariner 5513, purchased from a jewellery shop in Doncaster, is one of the few that have a dial showing only the numbers three, six and nine.

These Explorer dials were normally replaced with a standard numberless dial when they were serviced.

The watch, which had only been owned by the person who bought it in 1966, also came with the original receipt.

Chris Grayling apologises after train disruption

The Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has apologised after major disruption on the railways - following the introduction of new timetables at the beginning of this week.

Chris Grayling

He said a late submission of final times by Network Rail was to blame for the problems experienced on Monday.

Hundreds of services were cancelled, including one-in-seven Northern Rail services.

E-fit image of rape suspect issued

Police have issued an e-fit image of a man they want to question about the rape of a 16-year-old boy in Doncaster.

E-fit of suspect
South Yorkshire Police

The teenager reported being attacked while on Town Fields at around 14:00 on 10 May.

The boy managed to escape towards Elmfield Park a short time later.

He went to the police a couple of days later.

Man remains in custody over baby death

Police have been given more time to question a man over the death of a baby.

Sheffield Children's Hospital
Sheffield Children's Hospital

The 22 month-old girl died at Sheffield Children's Hospital yesterday, having been brought there from her home in Gleadless by ambulance.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Magistrates have granted police a further 36 hours to question him.

The baby girl died from severe head injuries.

While I fully appreciate this incident has stirred an understandable, emotional reaction from people, the family need to be able to grieve for the loss of the child, at such a devastatingly young age, and I would ask people to please think about the impact that speculative comments on social media could have on them at such a heart-breaking time. "

Det Ch Insp Steve WhittakerSouth Yorkshire Police

Yorkshire young carers meet the PM

Young carers from Sheffield are meeting Theresa May this afternoon.

Carers in Downing Street
Sheffield Carers

The Prime Minister said she wanted to hear their stories after the Labour MP for Sheffield Central, Paul Blomfield, raised the issue in Prime Minister's questions.

He said its vital young carers feel listened to and their needs are considered when decisions over education, health and financial support are made.

University to build energy centre

Failures in a district heating system could compromise research work at the University of Sheffield, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Unoveridsty of Sheffield
Local Democracy Reporting Service

The concerns have prompted the university to be given permission to build its own energy centre.

The university said it had to act before outages could see its research license agreement being revoked, with many years of research being lost.

Sheffield City councillors have approved the construction of the centre on the site of a former lecture theatre on Bolsover Street.

Listen: Witness appeal over Sheffield murder

Police are appealing for potential witnesses to a fatal stabbing in Sheffield to get in touch.

A 19-year old man died in the early hours of today after being stabbed on Tannery Close last night.

A 17-year-old girl and a 22-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Ch Supt Stuart Barton said witnesses should not be afraid of coming forward:

Council staff rack up 100 driving offences

More than 100 driving offences, including speeding and driving in bus lanes, have been racked up by council staff in Sheffield, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

Speed camera

The council has 1,180 drivers and 876 vehicles and says it's down to individuals to take responsibility for fines and penalties.

The road safety charity Brake said the council should do more to educate staff on the dangers of speeding.

Bus Lane

Driving over the speed limit is selfish, dangerous and puts lives at risk. Everyone who drives should abide by speed limits and respect all other road users, and those driving for work are no exception. "

Brake spokesperson

Rotherham United will keep manager - if he asks to stay

Rotherham United chairman Tony Stewart says manager Paul Warne can have a new long-term contract - if he asks for one.

Paul Warne
Getty Images

The Millers boss agreed a one-year rolling contract when he was appointed as the permanent successor to Kenny Jackett in April 2017.

If he wanted a three-year contract that would be no problem whatsoever. Who knows what he can achieve for the future and if he wanted a contract it would be easy to sort out."

Tony StewartRotherham United Chairman

Listen: Sheffield charity's 'face equality' call

A Sheffield-based charity which helps people who have a disfigurement is calling for lessons on visible difference to be included in the school curriculum.

person with facial disfigurement
Changing Faces

On what is Face Equality Day, a new report by Changing Faces says appearance-related bullying gets worse as children go to secondary school.

More than six out of 10 teens experience negative or nasty comments, the charity says.

Sam, who's 13 and from Sheffield, was born with a cleft lip and palate and has experienced bullying at school:

In pictures: Police cordon at Sheffield stab death scene

Police remain at the scene of a fatal stabbing in Sheffield as investigations continue.

Police cordon

A 19-year-old man was found with stab wounds last night at a block of flats on Tannery Close in Woodhouse.

He died in hospital in the early hours of this morning.

A 17-year-old girl and a 22-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A police cordon remains at the scene.


In pictures: Fire crews tackle Thrybergh blaze

These images capture the scene during a blaze in Thrybergh, near Rotherham, last night, close to Fosters Garden Centre.

About 25 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze at a building measuring 40m by 20m.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is now under way:

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Rare street sign auction in Sheffield

This rare Sheffield street sign is due to go under the hammer later today:

Old and new sign
JE James

It's a cast iron Victorian sign for Bramall Lane and it was found at JE James Cycles during renovations there. This is its original location:

Shop with sign
JE James

The money raised by the sale of the sign will help pay for medical care no longer available on the NHS for two brothers from West Yorkshire who are being treated for cancer.

Leo and Oliver
Family photo

Leo Redfearn, 11, was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma last October, while his six year-old brother, Oliver, was diagnosed with stage three non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in January.

The brothers have adjoining beds in their ward in Leeds General Infirmary.

Listen: Hundreds of Yorkshire shops close in three years

More than 1,000 high street shops have closed in the Yorkshire and the Humber region in the last three years, new figures show.

The statistics, compiled by accountancy firm Price Waterhouse Cooper and the Local Data Company, show the region has suffered the largest decline of anywhere outside of London.

Sheffield was the worst affected area in Yorkshire and the Humber, with Hull, and Barnsley also seeing a drop.

Huddersfield has also been hit hard, according to the report, but David Whittle, from Peter's department store in the town, says despite the new findings there is still hope for the future:

BreakingMurder investigation after Sheffield stab death

A murder investigation's been launched in Sheffield after the stabbing death of a 19-year-old man.

Tannery Close, Sheffield

Police were called to a block of flats in Tannery Close in Woodhouse at about 23:10 on Tuesday after reports a man had been stabbed.

The teenager died in the early hours of this morning.

While formal identification has not yet taken place, his family have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers, police say.

A 17-year-old girl and a 22-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.

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

Watch: Yorkshire's Wednesday weather forecast

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

We've had a cloudy start, but most of this will burn back and it'll be sunny across most areas of Yorkshire later.

Watch my full forecast here: