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Summary

  1. 'Human bone' found close to M1 near Leeds
  2. Jail for teacher who had sex with pupil
  3. Investor found for Headingley cricket stand revamp
  4. A woman's body has been recovered from the lake at Roundhay Park in Leeds this morning
  5. The repair bill to fix roads across Yorkshire and the Humber would run into hundreds of millions of pounds according to a new report
  6. York Minster has confirmed the bells will ring out on Easter Sunday
  7. New pound coin available at nominated sites in North and West Yorkshire
  8. A man from Sheffield says he has such a problem with rats in his council house that he is considering moving out
  9. Updates on Tuesday 28 March 2017

Live Reporting

By Oli Woodcock, Oli Constable and Elly Fiorentini

All times stated are UK

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  2. Our five top stories today

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

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

    Meanwhile, updates on breaking news, sport and travel stories will continue here throughout the night, but before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

    1.  Police are still trying  to establish the identity of a woman found dead in a lake in Leeds

    2. The former head of music at an independent school in North Yorkshire has been sentenced to 28 months in prison after pleading guilty to having sex with a pupil

    3. An Investigation's underway after the discovery of what's thought to be a human bone beside the M1 south of Leeds 

    4. A deal's been done to make sure international cricket matches can continue at Headingley 

    5. The bells will ring out at York Minster this Easter Sunday. 

    Finally, if you spot something happening where you live, which you think we should know about, you can always get in touch with me  by email .

  3. Yorkshire weather this evening

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Sunny spells and scattered showers this evening. Cloudy overnight with patchy rain in places. Minimum temperature of about 7C (45F) with a light southwest wind.

    Weather still

    Wednesday will start off on a rather cloudy note with a little patchy rain or drizzle in places, but with drier and possibly brighter conditions likely mainly in eastern areas. Feeling mild with high's of about 14C (57F) with a light or moderate southwest wind.

  4. Portrait restoration work is underway at Beningbrough Hall

    Cara Thorpe

    Reporter, BBC Radio York

    Something pretty special is happening at Beningbrough Hall at Newton on Ouse just outside York over the next few days.

    Portrait restoration
    Portrait restoration

    Today sees the start of something there that you really don't get the chance to see every day - portrait restoration.

    A team from the National Portrait Gallery in London has descended on the Hall’s collection of famous "Kit Kat" portraits to give them and their frames some TLC.

    We all have the rare chance to see them in action from now until Thursday.

  5. Pothole pressure for Yorkshire roads

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    One in six roads in Yorkshire will need to be repaired or even closed within the next five years because of potholes.

    Pothole

    That's according to a major road survey out today, which also claims that each local authority has on average £5M of backlogs of road repairs to try to clear.

    The study also found the number of potholes filled by councils fell by 19% in England last year, with local authorities needing £12bn to bring the roads up to scratch.

  6. Rotherham needs more childminders

    Rotherham Council say the number of childminders in the area is going down, as people leave or retire, coupled with interest waning in childminding as a career.

    The council wants to recruit more childminders and is offering free information sessions for prospective childminders, along with a package of free support and low cost training.

    Rotherham sign
  7. Jail for teacher who had sex with pupil

    The former head of music at an independent school in North Yorkshire has been sentenced to 28 months in prison after pleading guilty to having sex with a pupil.

    Dara De Cogan

    Dara De Cogan, 58, appeared before York Crown Court today charged with 10 counts of sexual activity with the girl who was a pupil at Ampleforth College.

    Sentencing him this afternoon, judge Andrew Stubbs QC said he'd taken advantage of her insecurity and innocence.

    He said it was an abject failure of the trust parents had placed in him and the college.

  8. Yorkshire soldiers to be celebrated during Tour de Yorkshire

    Soldiers who helped Tadcaster after the Christmas 2015 floods will return to the town as part of this year's Tour de Yorkshire.

    Soldier stands next to bridge

    The Yorkshire Regiment Drums Platoon will march out ahead of both the men's and women's races when stage two starts in the town on 29 April.

    Organisers have also revealed details of a fan zone on the Stray in Harrogate, which will include live music, as well as a mini food festival on Crescent Gardens.  

  9. Steelers defenceman ruled out for the season

    Peter Spencer

    Reporter, BBC Radio Derby

    Sheffield Steelers defenceman Mike Ratchuk is out for the rest of the season after having surgery on his hand last week.

    The American, who joined the Steelers last year, was injured in training last week.

    Mike Ratchuk
    Quote Message: It is a sad way to end the year but it was an operation that was needed immediately and there was no other option for Mike." from Paul Thompson Head Coach
    Paul ThompsonHead Coach
  10. Yorkshire school to close this year

    A small North Yorkshire school is to close.

    Drax Community Primary, near Selby, which has only 10 pupils, will shut at the end of the current school year.

    Drax school outside

    North Yorkshire County Council says numbers are expected to fall further there.

    Last month it was announced that Horton in Ribblesdale Primary, which has a similar number of children, will close in the summer. 

  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J41 for A650 and J40 for A638 Ossett.

    M1 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on M1 southbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of an accident earlier on.

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

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J39 for A636 Wakefield and J40 for A638 Ossett.

    M1 West Yorkshire - Lane closed on M1 northbound between J39, A636 (Wakefield) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  13. Latest on body found in lake at Roundhay Park, Leeds

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Police are still trying to establish the identity of a woman found dead in a lake in Leeds. 

    Roundhay Park

    The woman was discovered this morning in Roundhay Park and the area was cordoned off, but people are now being allowed to walk there again.

    Detectives think she went into the water sometime between last night and this morning.

    They think she was around 50-years-old, she was wearing a black and green dress and a dark blue coat. She had dark greying hair and was wearing glasses. 

    It's not yet known who she was or how she died.

  14. Envelope update

    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 a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  15. Breaking Police launch investigation after human bone discovered in Leeds

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    An Investigation's underway after the discovery of what's thought to be a human bone beside the M1 south of Leeds. 

    An area of land around Junction 45 has been taped-off since yesterday lunchtime with detectives saying they're in the early stages of enquiries.

    West Yorkshire Police said: “Initial indications are that it is a human bone and a scene remains in place whilst early stage enquiries are ongoing."