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  1. No booze for away fans at Steel City derby
  2. Club closure extended after violence
  3. South Yorkshire targeted in trafficking raids
  4. Guard dog 'poisoned' at Kirby Misperton fracking site
  5. Airline cuts down Leeds Bradford flights to Heathrow
  6. Hopes for end to Yorkshire devolution deadlock
  7. Taxi drivers to meet officials over Leeds clean air zone
  8. Beach warden to improve water quality in Scarborough
  9. Bid to revive Bradford's city centre nightlife
  10. Calls for housing boss to reinvest £110m bonus
  11. Self-proclaimed Nazi guilty of stirring up racial hatred
  12. Updates on Tuesday 9 January 2018

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By Abigail Davies, Jenny Cork and Nick Wilmshurst

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Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, at J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J36 for A61 Birdwell and J35 for A629 Rotherham.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J36, A61 (Birdwell) and J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of an accident.

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

  1. Yorkshire MP out in cabinet reshuffle
  2. Guard dog 'poisoned' at fracking site in Kirby Misperton
  3. Airline cuts down Leeds Bradford flights to Heathrow
  4. Yorkshire Wildlife Park set for expansion
  5. Police clean up after breaking door down to help elderly lady

See you tomorrow.

Watch: South Yorkshire targeted in trafficking raids

More than 150 police officers have raided properties in Teesside and South Yorkshire in a crackdown on people trafficking and sexual offences.

The raids followed several young women reporting they had been trafficked and raped at different addresses.

All those being held were arrested on suspicion of offences including conspiracy to rape, conspiracy to traffic and blackmail.

Sheffield United sign Southend United midfielder

BBC Sport

Sheffield United have signed Southend United midfielder Ryan Leonard on a three-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Ryan Leonard
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The 25-year-old would have been a free agent at the end of the season.

Leonard started his career with Plymouth Argyle before joining Southend in July 2011 and made 265 appearances for the Shrimpers.

"We want to add quality and Ryan fits that criteria," Blades boss Chris Wilder told the club website.

CCTV of shooting in Doncaster

Police investigating a firearms incident in Doncaster want help in tracing this man.

South Yorkshire Police

On 12 December, shots were reportedly fired at 20:00 in a house in Zetland Road near Doncaster Royal Infirmary causing damage to a window.

It's understood that a white Volkswagen Golf stopped by the property and the front seat passenger got out of the car before the shots were fired.

Nobody was injured but officers want to identify the man pictured.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 981 of 12 December or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Firefighter 'lucky' after being attacked in Bradford

Firefighters have spoken out after they were attacked when they went to deal with a fire in Bradford yesterday.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

It happened at Warrenton Place, Lidget Green when a crew from Bradford Fire Station was called to tackle a rubbish fire at 17:45.

Firefighter John Mellor was putting equipment back on the fire engine after putting the fire out : "I was bent down when a large bottle came across and smashed on the ground in front of me."

“A brick hit the fire engine windscreen and two youths ran off. Fortunately I was not hurt and the fire engine was not damaged but I realise I was lucky."

Last year West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service launched a campaign called "More Than a Uniform" to raise awareness of these attacks.

West Yorkshire Police say they're investigating the attack.

Any attack on firefighters, or indeed any emergency service personnel, is completely deplorable."

Chief Fire Officer John RobertsWest Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Sheffield man in court over funding terror

A man from Sheffield has appeared in court charged with terror funding offences.


Baroodin Kazkaz, 22 of Cross Myrtle Road, Heeley is accused of sending money to another man that he knew or suspected may be used for the purposes of terrorism.

He faces two charges, which relate to dates in 2016 and 2017.

Mr Kazkaz, who appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London, was charged today after an investigation by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit.

He was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 19 January.

Yorkshire opening batsman signs two-year contract extension

BBC Sport

Yorkshire opening batsman Adam Lyth has signed a two-year contract extension.

Adam Lyth
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The 30-year-old, who played seven Tests for England in 2015, made his debut for the Headingley side 11 years ago.

He struggled for runs in the County Championship in 2017, but his 161 off 73 balls against Northants in the T20 Blast in August is the highest ever score in English T20 cricket.

"I've been here since I was 11 and I was absolutely thrilled to sign an extension," he told the club website.

Swing bridge closure causes 'traffic chaos' at Apperley Bridge

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Drivers are reporting "traffic chaos" around Apperley Bridge and Greengates due to the closure of a swing bridge - even though roadworks will not now start until next week.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Doncaster and Barnsley call for Yorkshire devolution deal

Liz Roberts

Political Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Elections for a South Yorkshire mayor this May should be scrapped - according to the leaders of Barnsley and Doncaster Councils.

South Yorkshire aerial view

They're fighting for a deal which would elect a mayor for a wider Yorkshire region - which they say should happen in 2020.

They're calling for a temporary mayor to appointed this May instead until a wider Yorkshire deal is drawn up.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park set for expansion

Proposals to expand the Yorkshire Wildlife Park in Doncaster have been approved.

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The scheme will see the site double in size as a result of the £50m development.

As well as more land for animals, there'll be a hotel, shops, and a new access route via the new Finningley And Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme.

CEO John Minion described it as a "major investment" which would double the workforce from 300 to 600.

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J41 for A650.

M1 West Yorkshire - Lane closed on M1 southbound at 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

Search for York man on the run from prison

A search has been launched for this man in York after he broke the terms of his release from prison.

Brett Vincent Lill
North Yorkshire Police

Brett Vincent Lill, 46 of Flaxman Avenue, was released from prison on licence in June 2017 after being jailed in 2006 for causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

He has breached the terms of his licence and he was recalled to prison last month.

North Yorkshire Police have issued a warning that anyone who is helping him to avoid being arrested could also face prosecution.

Yorkshire set for second 24-hour train strike this week

Don't forget that another day of strike action is planned on Northern trains tomorrow, affecting rail travellers across Yorkshire.


As before, the majority of available trains will operate between 07:00 and 19:00 with 60% of the normal timetable operating.

The 24-hour walkouts were called over separate disputes, all concerning rail safety, the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) said.

A Department for Transport spokesman said Northern would "keep passengers moving" during the strikes.

Timetable information can be found here.

Travel update: Broken-down train blocks line

BBC News Travel

Problems for rail passengers travelling from Leeds to Doncaster and Sheffield.

A broken down train has blocked the line near Outwood this afternoon meaning that some people will get a replacement bus.

It's not expected to be sorted out until 16:00:

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Morrisons posts better-than-expected Christmas sales

The UK's fourth largest supermarket, Morrisons - based in Bradford- continued to ring up growing sales over the key Christmas period.


The chain sold 2.8% more in the 10 weeks to 7 January than it did for the same period a year earlier, not including new store openings.

Christmas trading was particularly strong with sales for the last six weeks up 3.7% compared to a year ago.

Morrisons share price

Morrisons' shares rose 4% in early trading following the trading update. Their share price has fluctuated over the last three months

Sales at the online arm of the supermarket,, rose by more than 10%.

No booze for away fans at Steel City derby

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

Alcohol won't be available to away fans at the Steel City derby at Bramall Lane on Friday.

It's been decided alcoholic drinks won't be served at the away end of the ground, so Wednesday fans won't be able to drink, although United fans will.

Police are also advising fans to turn up early because there'll be extra security checks and searches at the turnstiles.

Football seating

Police launch campaign against child neglect

North Yorkshire Police is urging people to report any suspicions of a child is being neglected.

The new campaign 'Child Neglect has NO HOME HERE' urges communities to consider what might be happening when they see a child looking hungry and tired or one who is without a suitable coat or footwear.

North Yorkshire Police launch child abuse campaign
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The Force has released a list of signs or symptoms which, if persistent, may suggest a child is being neglected:

  • Dirtiness and/or smelliness
  • Unwashed clothes
  • Inadequate clothing (such as no winter coat or suitable footwear)
  • If the child is hungry, hasn't had breakfast or without provision for lunch
  • Persistent or untreated nappy rash in younger children

There may be health or developmental issues and they may be exposed to housing or family issues.

North Yorkshire Police is asking anyone with suspicions a child is being neglected to call 101, or 999 if they think the child is in immediate danger.

Leeds United sign Japan midfielder for undisclosed fee

BBC Sport

Leeds United have signed Gamba Osaka midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi on a four-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Yosuke Ideguchi
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The 21-year-old made his international debut for Japan in June 2017 and has won 10 caps, scoring twice.

He has been immediately loaned to Spanish second division side Cultural Leonesa for the rest of the season.

Leeds are sixth in the Championship, six points behind second-placed Derby County.

Yorkshire MP out in cabinet reshuffle

BBC Look North

The Scarborough and Whitby MP Robert Goodwill has lost his government post in day two of Theresa May's cabinet reshuffle.

Scarborough and Whitby MP Robert Goodwill

Mr Goodwill was the Minister of State for Children and Families - a position he'd held since June. The decision follows the removal of the Rotherham-born MP Justine Greening as Education Secretary yesterday.

Fancy adopting a railway station?

Ever considered adopting a railway station?

In most cases smaller stations aren't staffed but are a vital link into the public transport network.

The Association of Community Rail Partnerships, along with operating companies, are encouraging more people to become involved. Like this one in Penistone, near Barnsley:

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Woman left badly injured after dog knocks her down

A 65-year-old woman was left with a shattered shin bone and a broken knee cap after being knocked over by a dog in an area of Wakefield.

Police are appealing to find its owner.

Railway Terrace

The woman was walking her own dog when a golden brown pit bull-type dog got away from its owner and knocked her to the ground and then attacked her dog.

The other dog’s owner then separated the two dogs and left, leaving the woman on the ground.

The incident happened on the Railway Terrace in Normanton and police have been trying to track the owner of the aggressive dog since November.

The owner of the pit bull is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall, of stocky build with short brown hair.

The victim has suffered what look to be life changing injuries as a result of this incident and faces potential operations in years to come. It is vital that we identify and speak to the owner of this dog"

PC Joshua CarterWest Yorkshire Police

Leeds teenager charged after Derbyshire M1 police chase

A teenager from Leeds has been charged by police after a chase in Derbyshire which left three police cars damaged.

Cop car
Derbyshire Police

Police began pursuing a van on the M1 in Derbyshire yesterday morning after boxes were allegedly stolen from two lorries parked at Leicester Forest East services.

The 18-year-old has been charged with dangerous driving, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, using a vehicle without insurance, two counts of assault by beating, three counts of criminal damage and one count of theft of a motor vehicle.

He is due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court later.

National Railway Museum aims for £50m improvement

The National Railway Museum (NRM) in York is planning improvements estimated to cost £50m to the centre.

Artist Impression of the new Museum Square
National Rail Museum

Earlier last year they announced plans to re-route Leeman Road to make way for a new building as part of the York Central scheme.

It means closing or diverting Leeman Road near the NRM, so they can join the galleries into a new Central Gallery.

Plans to reroute Leeman Road
National Rail Museum

The Great Hall will focus on the railways of the past, a "Wonder Lab" will provide hands-on experiences for youngsters and a new Central Gallery will focus on the railways of the future.

Officials expect the upgrade to take seven years and hope to see visitor numbers rise to 1.2m a year.

Your views: World's biggest bike share arrives in Sheffield

BBC Radio Sheffield

Have you seen them yet?

OFO bike outside Graves Library in the city centre

The world's biggest bike share scheme, OFO, has arrived in Sheffield.

All you need to do to use one is unlock them with an app on your phone.

OFO app on mobile phone

The bikes are already in London, China and Australia and their introduction in Sheffield is their first venture in the north.

So what do you make to the idea?

Here's some of what you've had to say on the BBC Radio Sheffield Facebook page.

Have people forgot Sheffield is built on seven hills. It’s hard work just watching the Deliveroo guys trying to pedal and not smash up the hot food in their rucksack!!"

Kimberley Rose

We have these in Melbourne, big mistake - people just abuse them and literally park them anywhere. People are dumping them in the river and in dangerous places. The novelty soon wears off and they just become a pain and cost the council a fortune and it's the taxpayers that end up paying"

Cherie Mason

Good. But we also need Sheffield Council to commit to integrating bike infrastructure with the roads, instead of being an afterthought"

Andrew Middleton

Why don't you focus on the homeless problem rather than putting yet more money into something that could be better spent elsewhere?"

Charlie James Munns

And look at the mess they have made with these in China"

Grant Ellis

Clean sweep for police after call for help

Usually when the police break a door down to get inside a house, they don't hang around afterwards to tidy up.

Tidying up
West Yorkshire Police

But today officers in Bradford did just that after they had to break a door down to help an elderly lady who had fallen.

Ambulance crews were called after the 91-year-old had fallen but they couldn't get in her home to help - so called in West Yorkshire Police.

Police van
West Yorkshire Police

They used their "big red key" (battering ram to you and me) to get inside the house and help the lady.

She was taken to hospital for check ups and is described as "well" - she'll be even better now the police have given her house the once over...

Airline cuts down Leeds Bradford flights to Heathrow

Leeds Bradford Airport say they're disappointed that British Airways (BA) is to half the number of flights from the airport to Heathrow.

British Airways

BA say they are going to cut the number of return flights to the capital from 20 to 10 a week from Summer this year.

A spokesperson for LBA said "As the international gateway for Yorkshire and given our continued support for a third runway at Heathrow, this news is disappointing for the largest region in the UK."

BA say they "had to take the difficult decision to reduce the frequency of flights to match demand" but they said there will still be two flights a day to and from Heathrow on the "busiest days".

Human trafficking arrest in South Yorkshire

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

Nine people have been arrested following a series of raids involving 150 officers aimed at tackling human trafficking for sex.

The simultaneous raids in Stockton-on-Tees and Sheffield led to men being held on suspicion of conspiracy to rape, trafficking, blackmail and drugs offences.

This was led by Cleveland Police.

Seven of the arrests were made on Teeside, and one arrest following a raid at an address in the Callow Mount area of Sheffield.

Police arrest man

New gas power station planned for Ferrybridge

Yorkshire Post

A new gas-fired power station could be built at Ferrybridge.

Energy supplier SSE is drawing up proposals for the new plant, which will be known as Ferrybridge D, and will have a generating capacity of up to 2,000 megawatts.

Yorkshire Post

Wanted: Have you seen this man?

Liam Tarantini
South Yorkshire Police

Police are looking for 19-year-old Liam Tarantini of Gleadless Valley in Sheffield.

They're asking for anyone who has seen or spoken to him to contact them.

Yosuke Ideguchi

Leeds United sign Gamba Osaka midfielder Yosuke Ideguchi on a four-and-a-half-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

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North Yorkshire MP leaves ministerial post

North Yorkshire MP Robert Goodwill has left his ministerial post as Theresa May continues her reshuffle.

The MP for Scarborough and Whitby, who has been an MP since 2005, had been an education minister since July 2017.

Robert Goodwill

Devolution debate in Yorkshire later today

Jenny Cork

BBC Sheffield news

The MP for Barnsley Central will host a debate in Westminster later over devolution in Yorkshire.

Dan Jarvis

Dan Jarvis and other MPs will talk about how they can make a Yorkshire-wide deal happen, to bring extra spending powers to the region.

But opinion among South Yorkshire councils remains split, with Sheffield and Rotherham favouring the original city region deal signed in 2015.

Aerial view in South Yorkshire

Morrisons sees better than expected Christmas sales

The Yorkshire-based supermarket chain Morrisons has announced their Christmas trading was "especially strong" this year.


Morrisons sold 2.1% more in-store and online in the 10 weeks to 7 January than it did for the same period a year earlier.

The supermarket has put the increase down to more tills being open, improved availability of stock and shorter queues.

Despite the rising cost of many commodities the price of a basket of key Christmas items was the same as the previous year"

David PottsChief Executive, Morrisons

Morrisons said it had also been expanding its home delivery services and has seen like-for-like sales rise for the last eight consecutive quarters.

Who are these men? Police want to speak to them

Police in South Yorkshire want to speak to these two men after two alleged assaults in Doncaster.

Wanted men
South Yorkshire Police

At around 05:15 on Sunday, 3 December, a group of people were stood on Silver Street, outside Kooky nightclub, when two of the group, two men aged 18 and 19, were assaulted.

The offenders punched both victims in the face, leaving them with facial injuries. One of the victims needed surgery.

Police want to hear from any witnesses - call 101 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 quoting incident number 617 of 7 December 2017.

Taxi drivers to meet officials over Leeds clean air zone

Officials in Leeds are inviting taxi and minicab drivers to meetings - to discuss how they can avoid paying proposed air pollution charges.

AFP/Getty Images

The council's considering bringing in the charges by 2021, to help deal with the city's poor air quality.

The charges would apply to older diesel vehicles - but new low-emission ones would be exempt.

The "clean air zone", would affect older vehicles within the Outer Ring Road but no charges are currently planned for private vehicles.