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Summary

  1. Witness appeal over fatal hit-and-run in Doncaster
  2. Police chief vetoes Sheffield tree protest arrests under 'trade union laws'
  3. Fundraising page in memory of Yorkshire kickboxer tops £4,000
  4. Yorkshire unemployment figures hold steady
  5. Burnt-out Leeds landmark to become offices
  6. Over £900,000 paid out in York to help cope with future flooding
  7. Yorkshire Dales named National Park of the Year
  8. Updates on Wednesday 15 March 2017

Live Reporting

By Elly Fiorentini, Nick Wilmshurst and Claire Renwick

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all for Wednesday

    That's all for our coverage on Wednesday 15 March.

    If you want to keep up with all the news, sport, weather and travel on Thursday, 16 March, click here

  2. Our five top stories from today

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    That's all from us for today. We'll be back on Thursday from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire. 

    Live updates on breaking news and travel will continue overnight, but before we go let's look back at some of our top stories from today: 

    1. Teenage boy is arrested over fatal hit-and-run in Doncaster
    2. Fundraising page in memory of Yorkshire kickboxer reaches £4,000
    3. Rise in identity theft in Yorkshire
    4. Doctor who cracked cholera honoured in York
    5. Leeds is named top cultural place to live in UK

    See you tomorrow.

  3. Yorkshire Dales named National Park of the Year

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    The Yorkshire Dales have been named the National Park of the Year. 

    Yorkshire Dales

    Of course, we've always known they were something special, but now it's official after they were voted for by readers of the BBC's Countryfile magazine.

    Editors say voters showed great affection for the Yorkshire Dales' wild and craggy landscape with waterfalls, hay meadows and villages made of stone.

  4. Crackdown on anti-social bikers in Doncaster

    Police have joined up with Doncaster Council to try to stop anti-social behaviour in the town after a spate of problems with quad bikes and off-road motorbikes.

    Nine police orders and nine noise abatement notices have been served at Cadeby Quarry, and six at Mill Hill Road in Hatfield.

    Insp Lynne Lancaster says: "Anti-social behaviour caused by the use of off-road and quad bikes is extremely dangerous not only to the community but the riders themselves.   

    "The successful results achieved from the notices served aims to prevent these motorcycles or riders being active again."

  5. Burnt-out Leeds landmark to become offices

    The landmark Majestic building near Leeds Railway Station, which was badly damaged by fire in 2014, is set to be turned into offices.

    Majestic

    Leeds-based property company Rushbond has unveiled its plans which will see an additional three storeys added to the top of the building.

    The venue opened as a cinema in the 1920s and eventually became the Majestyk nightclub, which closed its doors for the last time in 2006.

    Quote Message: The Majestic will offer all the amenities and qualities demanded by modern-day business, right in the heart of the City, within a truly unique iconic building." from Mark Finch Rushbond
    Mark FinchRushbond
  6. TV documentary investigates mystery of body on Saddleworth Moor

    A documentary on the fate of a man whose body was found on Saddleworth Moor  is due to be shown on Channel 4 tonight.

    David Lytton

    The Mystery of the Man on the Moor follows the police investigation after the discovery in December 2015. 

    David Lytton was found poisoned and had seemingly travelled from Pakistan before his death.

    The documentary follows Greater Manchester police as they painstakingly spend a year hunting for leads.

  7. Yorkshire in pictures: A beautiful day across the region

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    I don't know about you, but I'm loving this mini-heatwave thing we've got going on at the minute.

    It's got the added advantage of making everywhere look great which, of course, isn't hard when you live in Yorkshire.

    Here's a little selection of pictures sent in by our  BBC Weather Watchers :

    Appletreewick

    This is Trollers Gill near Appletreewick. By the way, it's pronounced Apptrick, if you're not from 'round 'ere. But however you say it, it looks great in the sun.

    Bradfield

    From North Yorkshire to South and here's Bradfield on the edges of the Peak District.

    Kirkstall Abbey

    And finally this is the sun shining through the ruins at Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds.

    Pass me the factor 50!

  8. Tommee Tippee probes 'mould' in Perfect Prep machine

    Parents in Yorkshire are being warned to check a product which prepares baby milk, after a build-up of apparent "mould" inside it.

    Baby with a bottle

    Tommee Tippee has launched an investigation after parents complained of finding "mould" in the internal pipes of its formula feed machines.

    The baby product company said it was concerned by reports of a "build-up" in the tubes of its Perfect Prep machines.

    Parents have taken to social media to complain of feeling "angry" and "let down".

    Perfect Prep machine

    The Perfect Prep machine is used to make a formula feed by controlling the quality, volume and temperature of the water being used.

    The company  posted a statement  on its Facebook page saying it had received comments from parents complaining the internal pipes of the machines were not clean.

    It urged families who had found a similar build-up to contact the company to have the machine returned to them for examination.

  9. Leeds is named top cultural place to live in UK

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Leeds is top of a list of the 20  best cultural places to live in the UK . Sorry about that Hull... 

    Yorkshire Sculpture Park

    The Times has compiled the list and the paper highlights that the city is the "home to Opera North and Northern Ballet, and, aptly enough for the birthplace of Alan Bennett, a handful of innovative theatres."

    It also picks out attractions like the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield, and the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds as assets to the city.

    And not a blue painted naked bloke in sight .

  10. Elderly man dies after being hit by car in Wakefield

    A 92-year-old man has died after being hit by a car in Wakefield yesterday morning.

    Horbury Road

    It happened at about 11:50 on Horbury Road near the junction with Cumbrian Way when a silver Ford Fiesta hit the man while he was crossing the road. 

    He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious injuries but died yesterday evening.

    Quote Message: We would like to speak to anyone who saw the collision, or the car and pedestrian, in the moments before it took place." from Det Sgt Ann Drury West Yorkshire Police
    Det Sgt Ann DruryWest Yorkshire Police
  11. Stalker vows not to return home

    A man who was convicted of harassing his neighbour in a small village in the North York Moors has agreed not to return to his home there.

    Kenneth Ward

    Kenneth Ward subjected the woman to a campaign of harassment including posing naked outside her house in Chop Gate was convicted in 2011. 

    After a five-year prison sentence, he was given a court order banning him from returning home or going within a five-mile radius

    The 70-year-old was due to appeal against the order today, but after a last-minute change of heart, has vowed not to return.

  12. Scott Moore remains with Bulls after being re-bailed

    Andrew Aloia

    BBC Sport Online

    Scott Moore in action for Wakefield

    Scott Moore has agreed a week-by-week deal to stay with Bradford Bulls after he was re-bailed for a second time following his arrest on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and theft. 

    The 29-year-old former Wakefield Trinity hooker was arrested in October following a "significant struggle" in Leigh, Greater Manchester, which left an officer involved with a broken wrist.

    He left Super League side Trinity by mutual consent in January and joined reformed Championship side Bradford on an initial four-game trial in February. 

    He's been re-bailed until 10 April.

  13. Watch: Tweeting and twitching as exotic bird escapes in Doncaster

    There's a spot of "twitching" needed in South Yorkshire  just now...

    Can you help find this ostrich-like bird which seems to be on the loose in Doncaster?

    Video content

    Video caption: Twitchers need to find ostrich like bird in Doncaster
  14. Who's faster: policeman or fireman?

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    There's nothing like a bit of friendly rivalry between our emergency services.

    Just take a look at these tweets sent by the fire Service in North Yorkshire, who were taking part in a Q&A with pupils at Wensleydale School.

    One of the children posed this question:  

    View more on twitter

    The tweet was followed up by North Yorkshire Police who tweeted:

    View more on twitter

    But nevermind the votes, let's get this set up! Anyone got a spare running track?

  15. Have you seen this man?

    Have you seen this man? Police would like to speak to him after threats were allegedly made against a woman in Bradford.

    Rameez Raja

    Rameez Raja is described as having a large build and is approximately 5ft 6ins tall. 

    If you have any information about his whereabouts, West Yorkshire Police would like to hear from you.

  16. Witness appeal over fatal hit-and-run in Doncaster

    Officers investigating a hit-and-run in Stainforth at the weekend in which a woman died are asking more witnesses to get in touch. 

    Scene of fatal hit-and-run in Stainforth

    Susan Gravel, 62, died after being hit by a grey or silver BMW in Station Road at about 13:00 on Saturday.

    Police believe the vehicle swerved behind a maroon-coloured small hatchback just before the crash and would like to speak to the driver.

    A 17-year-old boy has been arrested  in connection with the incident.

    Quote Message: It is crucial that anyone with any information, even if they believe it may be irrelevant, contacts us as this could be key to the investigation and finding out what happened to Susan." from Insp Mark Hughes South Yorkshire Police
    Insp Mark HughesSouth Yorkshire Police
  17. Campaigners ask for more money for brain tumour research

    Yorkshire campaigners calling for more money to be invested in brain tumour research are taking their fight to Westminster today. 

    Brain Tumour

    They're angry that just 1% of the national spend on cancer research is allocated to the disease, yet they say brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. 

    Every year,16,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour, but campaigners say not enough money is being spent on research to find a cure.