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Summary

  1. Former NHS governor jailed for sex abuse
  2. York care home failed suicidal woman
  3. Three arrests after fatal flat stabbing in Sheffield
  4. Man dies after being hit by car in Bradford
  5. 'Gunman' arrested over threats in Huddersfield
  6. West Yorkshire once again tops list for animal cruelty complaints
  7. Kerbside sex pest hunted in York
  8. The Duke of York and the Princess Royal visit Yorkshire
  9. Updates on Wednesday 29 March 2017

Live Reporting

By Oli Woodcock, Elly Fiorentini and Adam Pinder-Smith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Don't forget our news coverage on Thursday

    That's all for our news coverage on Wednesday.

    If you want to follow our news, weather, travel and sport on Thursday, then click here .

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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: South Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    South Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between High Street and A61 Sheaf Street.

    South Yorkshire - Commercial Street in Sheffield closed and very slow traffic eastbound between the High Street junction and Park Square Roundabout, because of a police incident.

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

  4. Five things we learned today

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    That's all from the 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. Detectives investigating the murder of Jordan Hill in Sheffield have announced that they've made two additional arrests over his death 

    2. West Yorkshire has once again topped the list of the most animal cruelty complaints investigated in the north 

    3. Unemployed construction workers were picketing demanding more jobs for local people at Ferrybridge power plant, in Knottingley

    4. A man in his forties has died after being hit by a car in Bradford 

    5. Sithee, Old Flo : Henry Moore sculpture to leave West Yorkshire

    Old Flo

    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

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    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J51 for A1.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) lane closed on exit slip road northbound at J51, A1 (Leeming Bar). Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Man 'extremely shocked' after Crewe assault

    Allen Cook

    BBC Local Live

    A man's been hit in the face several times in an attack in Crewe. 

    Earle Street, Crewe

    Cheshire Police say the 21-year-old victim, from Sheffield, was walking over Earle Street on Tuesday morning when an unknown man came up behind him. 

    After he grabbed and assaulted him, officers say the attacker fled towards Grand Junction Retail Park, leaving the victim without serious injuries but "extremely shocked".

  7. How do you prepare for a nuclear bomber's journey to Yorkshire?

    Elly Fiorentini

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    We've been telling you about this incredible historic journey all week. 

    If you love aircraft you'll love these behind the scenes images of a French Mirage IV which left Paris last Monday. 

    It's due to arrive at the Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington near York tomorrow afternoon.

    The journey of a French nuclear bomber to North Yorkshire
  8. Yorkshire weather this evening

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    A mostly cloudy night is in prospect with further outbreaks of rain, more persistent for a time this evening before becoming lighter again and mainly confined to the Pennines. Breezy and mild overnight. Temperature lows of about 12C (54F).

    Weather still

    Rather cloudy on Thursday, with the risk of a little patchy rain possible- but with good drier and at times brighter weather developing, especially in more eastern and southern areas later. Very mild with temperature high's of about 17C (63F).  

  9. York's light festival cut back to once every two years

    There'll be no Illuminating York Festival this year as Make It York announces plans for it to be part of a new International Media Arts Festival called York Mediale which is being planned for October 2018. 

    Last year's stunning light show inside York Minster

    Steve Brown who's in charge of Make It York says York Mediale will take place every two years.

    It will aim to be a celebration and showcase York's UNESCO City of Media Arts accreditation - illuminating York will be one of the key highlights. 

  10. Kerbside sex pest hunted by police

    A driver who demanded sex from a pedestrian is being hunted by police in North Yorkshire.

    The driver of the dark blue Vauxhall Astra pulled up alongside the woman before asking where she was going, demanding she get in the car and saying that he wanted to have sex with her.

    After the incident, on Tennent Road in Acomb on Tuesday morning, the woman ran away.

    However the driver followed her and approached her again - only leaving when a member of the public intervened.

    The suspect is described as in his 30s with stocky shoulders, of medium build with olive skin and facial stubble. 

    He is described as having a Yorkshire accent and was wearing a black t-shirt with writing on it and a dark coloured cap in army colours. 

  11. Have you seen Charna? Leeds teenager missing from home

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Police are appealing for anyone who sees a missing Leeds teenager to get in contact.

    Charna Plant

    Fifteen-year-old Charna Plant was last seen at 12:20 on Monday 27 March at her home on Lea Farm Walk, Kirkstall. 

    She is described as 5ft tall, of a medium build with very long red hair. When last seen was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans and grey trainers.

  12. Nuisance bikers targeted in Doncaster

    Kevin Larkin

    Doncaster Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    There has been a crackdown on illegal motorbikes and quad bikes in Doncaster.

    People in the town have made numerous complaints about dangerous riding and the damage caused by riders.

    Now the Safer Stronger Doncaster Partnership has bought dedicated off road motorcycles to be used by police.

    Safer Stronger Doncaster Partnership
  13. PCSO robbed of bike at knifepoint

    A knifeman has robbed a Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) of his bike at knifepoint today.

    Around 15:00 the officer was on Crombie Avenue in York when the man stole the cycle.

    The robber, who made off towards Wigginton Road, was wearing dark clothing and police are currently carrying out searches of the area.

    The incident happened on Crombie Avenue in York and the suspect was last seen on Wigginton Road.

    He was wearing dark clothing and officers are carrying out searches of the area to locate him.

  14. Who killed Beyake? £10,000 reward for information

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A reward of £10,000 is being offered in a new bid to find out who murdered a man in Bradford last summer.

    Beyake Keita-Ann

    Crimestoppers is putting up the money as part of the hunt for those responsible for the death of 21-year-old Beyake Keita-Ann.

    He died three weeks after he was injured in Attock Park in Bradford on the evening of 23 August.

    Police said he had gone to the park in the Laisterdyke area to play football, but an argument started and players were attacked.

    
          Dad Lahami Keita and sister Danlo Keita Ann appealed for witnesses

    Speaking last year, Det Ch Insp Ian Scott, who is leading the murder investigation, said: "Beyake was sat to the side of the pitch, not involved in this disorder in any shape or form."

    "He was brutally attacked, being struck around the head causing fatal injuries." 

    Crimestoppers says the money will be on offer for the next three months.

  15. Sithee, Old Flo: Henry Moore piece to leave West Yorkshire

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A Henry Moore sculpture which has been seen by hundreds of thousands of Yorkshire art lovers is to go home - after 20 years.

    Draped Seated Woman

    The sculpture 'Draped Seated Woman', which was known locally as 'Old Flo' in Stepney where it stood for 30 years, has enjoyed pride of place at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in West Yorkshire, for the last two decades, but it will now be returning to London.

    Draped Seated Woman

    Draped Seated Woman was moved from a council estate in east London on loan to Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 1997. 

    In 2012 Tower Hamlets Council decided against selling the piece after strong criticism.

    Yorkshire Sculpture Park said it was "working closely with Tower Hamlets, following [current] Mayor John Biggs' manifesto pledge to return the sculpture to London".

    Sithee, Old Flo!

    Draped Seated Woman
  16. Listen: North Yorkshire's gold winning Paralympian picks up MBE

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC Radio York

    This is an inspirational story.  

    Laurence Whiteley  from Northallerton and his partner Lauren Rowles won Gold at the Rio Paralympics in the Mixed trunk and arms double skulls. 

    Laurence has had cancer in the past. The last six months have been incredible. 

    He's been to London to pick up his MBE. Here he is telling BBC Radio York  how it went.

    Video content

    Video caption: Northallerton Paralympian's visit to Buckingham Palace exceeds expectations
  17. BreakingAdditional arrest in Sheffield murder

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Detectives investigating the murder of Jordan Hill have announced that they've made two additional arrests over his death. 

    A 31-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman have both been arrested on suspicion of murder and are currently in police custody. 

    The 29-year-old man arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of murder also remains in police custody.

    Jordan Hill

    Emergency services were called to a flat on Southey Avenue, Sheffield at about 21:45 last Thursday following reports that a man was injured. 

    He was immediately taken to hospital, but died as a result of his injuries which a post-mortem examination concluded were stab wounds.  

  18. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M606 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M606 West Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at J3 for A6036 Rooley Avenue.

    M606 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M606 southbound at J3, A6036 (Staygate Roundabout), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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