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Summary

  1. Armed police arrest two more over Sheffield shooting
  2. Man critically ill after attack in Harehills, Leeds
  3. One of two women stabbed at a flat in Huddersfield dies
  4. PM pays tribute to veteran Leeds-born politician Sir Gerald Kaufman
  5. Sheffield man sentenced to 24 years in prison following shooting
  6. Family renew appeal 10 years after Knaresborough man's hit-and-run death
  7. David Wagner and Garry Monk banned by FA after touchline altercation
  8. Live updates on Monday 27 February 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Ronan Sully and Martin Coldrick

All times stated are UK

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Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J25 for A644.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 eastbound at J25, A644 (Brighouse), 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 J32 for M18.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound at J32, M18 (Thurcroft), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A62 West Yorkshire both ways

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A62 West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, at St John's Road.

A62 West Yorkshire - A62 Castlegate in Huddersfield closed at the St John's Road junction, because of a building fire.

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 emergency repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

Our top five stories today

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 will continue here through the night, but before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

David Wagner and Garry Monk

Huddersfield boss David Wagner is given a two-match touchline ban and a £6,000 fine after his altercation with Leeds counterpart Garry Monk.

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Latest Yorkshire weather forecast

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight will see scattered heavy showers slowly dying out, with clear periods developing.

The minimum temperature  will be about -1C (30F) with ice on untreated surfaces.

There'll also be a freshening westerly wind.  

Weather graphic
BBC

Listen: Meet the girl helping teddies find a new family

Jules Bellerby

Presenter, BBC Radio York

An 11-year-old girl from Harrogate is raising money for charity by encouraging people to donate teddy bears and other cuddly toys with the promise she'll find them a new home.

Scarlet Smith-Dunn has set up a website where people can choose to pay to "adopt" a teddy.

She washes, brushes and prepares each teddy for adoption before they are sent out to their new "parents". 

The website only launched a week ago , but already she's had people buying the teddies for £30 a piece.

Scarlet and mum Victoria explain what brought about the idea: 

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J29 for M1 and J30 for A642.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 eastbound between J29, M1 (Lofthouse) and J30, A642 (Rothwell), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe accident: A59 North Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A59 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, at Chain Bar Lane.

A59 North Yorkshire - A59 Skipton Road in Harrogate blocked and very slow traffic in both directions at the Chain Bar Lane junction, because of a serious accident.

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

New Leeds United film headlines International Festival

A specially commissioned film about Leeds United will be among the headline attractions at the first Leeds International Festival which comes to the city in April. 

Former Leeds United midfielder Gordon Strachan
Getty Images

The brand new project, made by Moving Image, is set to be premiered at an as-yet-unconfirmed city centre location and features narration from club legends Gordon Strachan (pictured) and Vinnie Jones.

The film will be part of a wider cultural festival, which will be held from 22 to 30 April.

It incorporates the already established Live at Leeds music festival, with Brit award winner Rag 'n' Bone Man among the acts who will perform at various venues around the city.

BBC Broadcaster Lauren Laverne will also lead an Empowering Woman with Tech conference, with other female business leaders also set to feature.

Tommy Ward investigation to feature on Crimewatch

CCTV footage linked to the death of a pensioner killed following a violent robbery in South Yorkshire will be shown on the BBC's Crimewatch later.

Ex-miner Tommy Ward, 80, was found badly beaten at his house in Salisbury Road, Maltby, South Yorkshire on 1 October 2015. He died from his injuries in hospital on 23 February, 2016.

About £30,000 of his life savings was thought to have been stolen from his home in the attack.

The video shows a car driving along Salisbury Road, then making a U-turn before continuing back on the same road.  

Crimewatch is on BBC 1 at 21:00 tonight .

Knife-wielding man attacks and robs woman in Huddersfield

A knife-wielding man grabbed and threatened a woman in Huddersfield before stealing her mobile phone last week, police have revealed.

The incident happened on Union Street at about 21:45 on Wednesday 22 February as the 21-year-old woman was walking along the path.

She was approached from behind by the man who then grabbed her by the arm and threatened her with a knife before they both fell to the floor. 

During the struggle he took the victim's mobile phone and then ran off.

The suspect is described as tall and wearing dark clothing, with his face covered. 

It's beginning to feel a lot like...winter

While we may have featured some very spring-like pictures here and here from across Yorkshire earlier today, it seems like winter still has a little while to go before it loosens its icy grip in York:

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Countdown for Wakefield city centre improvement fund

It's the last day for businesses in Wakefield to vote on plans to set up a fund to improve the city centre.

Wakefield city centre
Google

They've been voting on whether they want to establish  a Business Improvement District  - something  already operating in places including Leeds and Keighley. 

Businesses would pay subscriptions and the money would then be used on big projects to promote the city.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J26 for M606 and J25 for A644.

M62 West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M62 westbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of an accident.

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

From Manor Top to top of the world: Sheffield man ready for Everest challenge

A Sheffield man with terminal cancer has raised enough money to climb Mount Everest.

Mount Everest
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Ian Toothill is trying to fundraise for MacMillan Cancer research and is now ready to head off in less than a month.  

He says he'll definitely face some challenges on the climb: "I eat a very specific diet to offset the effects of cancer and I won't really be able to eat that diet.

"Also there'll obviously be problems with acclimatisation and even though I was born in Manor Top that doesn't quite count as acclimatisation!"

Bradford striker Jones not short of self-belief

BBC Sport

Bradford city striker Alex Jones believes he will go on to score more goals for the club after opening his account for the club at the weekend .

Bradford City stadium
Google

Jones scored the winner against his former club Port Vale in Saturday and the 22-year-old isn't short of self-belief. 

He says: "I wasn't lacking any confidence. It's just another goal for myself and another goal for the team. If I can keep chalking-off goals as the season goes on, it's only going to help the team do well."

Watch: Lightcliffe cricketer describes horror injury

West Yorkshire cricketer Alex Tait suffered horrendous injuries after a freak accident two weeks ago during a training session.  

He was bowling in the nets at Lightcliffe Cricket Club when he was hit in the face by a cricket ball.

A fortnight on and he's had surgery on his 15 broken bones and has now spoken about the injury and his road to recovery:

Warning: This video contains images viewers may find upsetting.  

Claudia Lawrence: 43rd birthday of missing York chef

As we mentioned earlier, today is the 43rd birthday of York chef Claudia Lawrence who's been missing for almost eight years.

Claudia Lawrence
North Yorkshire Police

This is what we now know about the case:

  • Miss Lawrence disappeared on her way to work in York in March 2009
  • The last contact anyone had with Miss Lawrence, who worked at the University of York, was when she spoke to her mother by phone on 18 March
  • She failed to attend work the following day and was later reported missing
  • Police believe she was murdered
  • Nine individuals have been arrested or interviewed in connection with the case since a review began in 2013, but no charges have been brought 
  • In January, North Yorkshire Police said active investigation of the case was being  brought to an end , but also emphasised the case remains open

Watch: Protesters campaign against job centre closures in Sheffield

Oli Constable

Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

About a dozen protesters braved the bad weather this afternoon to campaign against the closure a Sheffield Job centre.

The job centre on Eastern Avenue is one of 78 across the UK earmarked for closure under Department for Work and Pension (DWP) proposals.

The plans have faced opposition, as some people could now face a 25-minute bus journey into town to sign on.

Tom Bishell, branch secretary for the PCS Union at DWP Sheffield, stressed: "It must be kept open for the claimants who use the site, the members of staff who work there and the local area."

A consultation period regarding the plans closes at 17:00 tomorrow ,  with protestors expected to return for a similar demo at lunchtime:

Sir Gerald Kaufman 'will be very much missed' - PM

The Prime Minister has paid tribute to veteran Leeds-born politician Sir Gerald Kaufman, who's died at the age of 86 .

Sir Gerald Kaufman
PA

Sir Gerald was Labour MP for Manchester Gorton and Father of the House of Commons.

He was a junior minister between 1974 and 1979, and held a number of senior shadow cabinet posts through the 1980s, before returning to the backbenches in the early 1990s.

Speaking in the Commons, Theresa May said she was "very sad" to hear of his death.

"His was a life of remarkable commitment to his constituents in Manchester and to the political life of the nation. He spent more than half his life as a parliamentarian.

"As Father of the House his wisdom and experience will be very much missed by MPs on all sides of the house."

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J34 for A631 and J35 for A629 Rotherham.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) and J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of brick on the road. 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 and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of road management.

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

Newcastle Falcons to sign Yorkshire Carnegie back-rower Burrows

BBC Sport

Newcastle Falcons will sign back-rower Ryan Burrows from Championship side Yorkshire Carnegie at the end of the current season on undisclosed terms.

Ryan Burrows
Leeds Rugby

The 28-year-old, who joined Carnegie from Rotherham in 2011, has scored 28 tries in 138 games at Headingley.

He is the fifth confirmed signing by Falcons for 2017-18, following the  Matavesi brothers,  Maxime Mermoz and DTH van der Merwe.

"Dean Richards really sold the vision and the ambition," Burrows said.

'Hopefully he'll be back' - Huddersfield Town boss Wagner on Nahki Wells return

Dave Fletcher

BBC Radio Leeds Sport

Huddersfield Town will check the fitness of striker Nahki Wells ahead of Wednesday night's FA Cup fifth round replay against Manchester City.

Nahki Wells
PA

Wells missed Saturday's draw at Barnsley because of an ankle problem. 

But Terriers head coach David Wagner doesn't seem overly worried about a long-term absence for the player.

He's told BBC Radio Leeds Sport: "He got a twist to his ankle in training and it was too big a risk to bring him in to our squad - but hopefully he'll be back."

Armed police arrest two more over Sheffield shooting

Two more people have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Assel Al-Essaie after armed police stopped a vehicle on the Sheffield Parkway.

Assel Al-Essaie
South Yorkshire Police

The 23-year-old (pictured) died in hospital after being shot in the chest in Daniel Hill, Walkley on Saturday 18 February.

South Yorkshire Police has not released any further details of those arrested today.

It takes the total number of arrests in connection to the attack to seven - five others have since been released on bail .

Watch: Two, four, six, eight, who do we appreciate? Harrogate Hornets!

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

An award-winning group of Harrogate cheerleaders is looking for new members.

The Harrogate Hornets perform a mix of dance, gymnastics and fancy stunts - some of which are brilliantly demonstrated in this short clip.

Pay attention at about 10 seconds from the end and you'll see a very reluctant Jericho Keys, BBC Radio York's Breakfast Show reporter, attempting to retain his cool while getting involved and attempting a cart wheel:

Man critically ill after Harehills attack

Detectives in Leeds are hunting a group of men who punched and stamped on a 49-year-old man before using a 4x4 vehicle to run into him.

Misha store
Google

The incident happened on Foundry Approach in Harehills early on Saturday morning, and left the man critically ill in hospital.   

Police say the man had been a customer at the Misha Food and Wine store (pictured) when he became involved in an altercation with three men who were in an argument with two other men. 

The men then left the shop and got into the 4x4 vehicle which hit the man before leaving the scene. 

A vehicle believed to be the one involved was later found burned out. 

A 24-year-old man's been arrested and released on bail.

Listen: Sheffield researchers' premature births breakthrough

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Researchers in Sheffield are getting closer to perfecting a new test which could predict if pregnant women are at risk of giving birth early. 

That means doctors would be able to treat them to delay the onset of labour, giving their babies a better chance. And it could also save the NHS millions of pounds. 

Professor Dilly Anumba, from the University of Sheffield, says the new test will help determine the level of risk involved in a pregnancy:

Yorkshire's weather this afternoon

BBC Weather

Here's how the weather for the rest of the day is looking across Yorkshire.

Occasional heavy showers of rain , with sleet and snow across hills, and a risk of hail and thunder. 

It'll feel cold in brisk winds.  

Weather graphic
BBC

Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J40 for A638 Ossett and J39 for A636 Wakefield.

M1 West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J40, A638 (Ossett) and J39, A636 (Wakefield), because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

Yorkshire in pictures: Countdown to spring

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Earlier a beautiful pic of a bee in a Daffodil in Leeds prompted me to ask for more of your early signs of spring.

Yorkshire's BBC Weather Watchers have been quick to respond.

Spring flower collage
BBC

Aberford's early daffodils were sent in by Gerrywatch, York Minster's display of crocuses came courtesy of June Gothika and the snowdrops were spotted by Ingersley at Newton on Ouse.

We're definitely on the look out for more signs that, despite the wind and rain, the earth is pushing up its floral beauty ready for milder times ahead.

To send your pics in simply click here.

Sam Riley: The Yorkshire actor taking centre stage in new BBC war-time drama SS-GB

Yorkshire Post

As the new face of BBC prime-time Sunday nights, Yorkshire actor Sam Riley, is enjoying the jump from big screen to our living rooms. 

Sam Riley
Yorkshire Post

The alternative history SS-GB, adapted from the Len Deighton novel of the same name, offers a glimpse of what life could have been like had  the Germans actually won World War Two.

Leeds man suffers serious injuries in 'wheelie' hit and run

A 35-year-old man suffered multiple facial fractures and a brain injury when he was hit by a motorcylist who was performing a wheelie on the wrong side of the road.

The incident occurred on Hollyshaw Lane, in Halton, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Two riders, on off-road motorbikes, left the scene without stopping.

The victim is being treated at Leeds General Infirmary and police want to speak to anyone who saw two off-road motorbikes being ridden around the Halton area of Leeds on Saturday night into Sunday morning.

This was a very serious incident which has left a man with significant injuries and we are currently carrying out a range of enquiries to trace the riders of the two off-road motorbikes involved."

PC Michael Jessop West Yorkshire Police Safer Roads and Neighbourhood Support

Listen: The 'vandalism' now worth hundreds of thousands of pounds

Paulette Edwards

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Gone are the days when street art was labelled graffiti or, worse still, vandalism. 

In fact some pieces of art which started life on a street corner are now worth sizeable amounts of money.

Dee Warburton grew up in Sheffield and wants to curate an exhibition in London, featuring work which has been produced in his home city, as well as from around the world.

However, he needs to raise £50,000 in order to stage the event at the Westbank Gallery in Notting Hill.

He tells me there's still a stigma around the genre, but plenty of big spenders are starting to realise the appeal: