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Andrew Barton, Kevin Larkin and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. Our five top stories today

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Well that's all from us for today, we'll be back from 06:30 on Tuesday with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire. 

    Have a great Easter weekend. Let's look back at some of our top stories from today: 

    1. Sheffield bus driver jailed for careless driving death
    2. Fire guts Grade II listed building in Huddersfield
    3. Arriva and Virgin Train East Coast workers to strike
    4. Caught on camera - New technology targets North Yorkshire speeders
    5. You must be yoking! Two Easter eggs uneaten for ninety years

    See you next Tuesday!

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M621 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M621 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, at J2 for A643.

    M621 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M621 westbound in Leeds at J2, A643 (Elland Road), because of an accident.

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

  3. Watch: Fire guts Grade II listed building in Huddersfield

    Fire has ripped through a Grade II listed building in Huddersfield this afternoon.

    No one was injured in the fire, but the blaze has badly damaged the house, which was built around 1550.

    The house boasted a range of features that date back hundreds of years, including a staircase from the 1600s and plaster work from the same period.

    Here are west Yorkshire Fire and Rescue damping down the building: 

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    Video caption: No one was injured in the fire, but the blaze has badly damaged the house
  4. Watch: Family 'eternally grateful' for life saving actions

    A family from York have said they are eternally grateful to the ambulance crew who saved their toddler's life after she unexpectedly went into cardiac arrest. 

    Sixteen-month-old Poppy Palmer was lifeless by the time the first response car arrived, but they were able to resuscitate her. 

    Today the family were there to see everyone involved as they were recognised for their efforts.

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    Video caption: The parents of a 14-month-old girl have thanked the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
  5. Parents left in limbo after owners locked out of play centre

    Dozens of children's birthday parties at a football themed play centre near Pontefract are having to be cancelled.

    A1 Football Factory

    The owners of the A1 Football Factory have been locked out of their building - in a row over rent. 

    The site has indoor football pitches and a soft play area. But this afternoon the company's posted a message on its Facebook page saying it'll be shut for the "foreseeable future". 

    The A1 Football Factory say they can't honour a commitment to pay rent three months in advance. 

    Quote Message: My daughter's birthday party is here next Saturday? I hope I will be receiving a refund." from Facebook comment
    Facebook comment
  6. New Tour de Yorkshire sculpture unveiled in Penistone

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A Penistone sculptress has designed and made a steel sculpture for the Tour de Yorkshire

    Suze Crawshaw created the structure on the Penistone One building ahead of the cycle race coming through the town.

  7. South Yorkshire Police chief launches review of neighbourhood policing

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A review into neighbourhood policing in South Yorkshire is being launched by the force's new Chief Constable.

    Stephen Watson will attend a community meeting in Mexborough tonight to gather views .

    Stephen Watson

    It comes after local neighbourhood policing teams were abolished in Doncaster in 2015.

    As well as the meeting at Mexborough Library tonight another will be held in Hexthorpe next week.

  8. Meet Stan the Knife!

    Sheffield's cutlery industry is celebrated worldwide.

    Here's one man keeping the tradition alive.

    Meet Stan, who's still plying his trade at 90 years old:

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    Video caption: stan
  9. Asian Network comedy is coming to Leeds

    The BBC Asian Network is putting on a comedy night in Leeds next month.

    Asian Network comedy

    It's at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and features the hottest new names in stand-up.

    The line up includes: 

    Sindhu Vee Ahir ShahFunmbi OmotayoAli Shahalom (Ali Official)Isma Almas  

    If you fancy it, you can find out more here.

  10. We need you to MOO-ve!

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    North Yorkshire firefighters have been trying to rescue a stranded cow.

    The helpless heifer got stuck on the banks of the River Ouse near Rawcliffe.

    A vet has been working with Malton firefighters to sedate the cow and get it to safety.

    View more on twitter
  11. Watch: Knitting Ninjas target Bedale again - an implausible yarn?

    Bedale has once again been the target of a group of masked ninja yarn bombers - the practice of reclaiming urban space with a pair of knitting needles.   

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    Video caption: A group of 'ninja-knitters' have decorated Bedale overnight

    Residents woke  to discover their market town covered in woolly Easter bonnets.   

    The work of this secret group doesn't seem to have unsettled residents.

    In fact it's hoped the woollen decorations will attract visitors to the town and not just those with an eye for interlocked fibre textiles, skillfully crafted into warming headgear.

  12. Fire service 'passing by' accident scene

    Talk about a fast response, this fire crew happened to be driving past just after this car crash in Crossland Moor in Huddersfield.


    It happened on Park Road just after 14:00.

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue officers managed to clear the road after "conveniently driving past" according to PC Charlotte Saville.

    Luckily no one was injured.

  13. Rotherham police search for man wanted over 'immigration offences'

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Police in Rotherham are looking for a man wanted in connection with what officers are describing as "Immigration offences".

    42 year old Robert Flaczynski may have been in Rotherham at the end of March but the force now believe he could be anywhere in South Yorkshire.

    Police say not to approach him but to inform them by calling 101.

    Robert Flaczynski
  14. Police appeal after cars damaged in York

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Police are appealing for information after a number of cars were damaged.

    It's thought the vehicles were deliberately damaged on Middlethorpe Grove in York overnight.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.

    Middlethorpe Grove
  15. Boy injured after falling from mill roof

    A teenager has been airlifted to hospital after falling off the roof of a mill in Holmfirth. 

    Bottoms Mill

    Emergency services were called to Bottoms Mill just before 15:00 today after the boy fell from the roof of the building.

    He received chest injuries, which are not thought to be life-threatening, and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by air ambulance.

  16. Too posh to park?

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A driver is being criticised on social media for parking a sports car in a Sheffield disabled bay.

    The BMW was spotted in the city's Carver Lane car park last night.

    Disabled parking 1

    The driver left a note explaining that the car's scissor doors wouldn't open in a normal bay:

    Disabled Parking 2

    However, that did not satisfy Jean Proctor who took the photos.

    She told the BBC she had been left "extremely angry" by the driver's actions:

    Quote Message: If someone wants to drive a car like this they shouldn't believe that they are entitled to park in a disabled space... if that's the case, don't get a stupid status-symbol car that can't be parked in a normal space..." from Jean Proctor
    Jean Proctor
  17. Envelope update

    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 - One lane closed and slow traffic 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

  18. Huddersfield house fire: All occupants out safely

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Here are the latest pictures from the house fire in Sheepridge in Huddersfield this afternoon:

    House fire

    As you can see the fire is out and firefighters are now damping down: 

    House fire

    We understand that the building is a Grade II listed New House Hall, built in the Elizabethan era. 

    The fire service say that all the people inside got out okay.

  19. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J34 for A631 and J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) and J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of a broken down car.

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

  20. From the Bronx to Bradford - The Friars living in the inner city

    BBC World Service

    A more traditional, simple life can sound like an attractive yet impossible goal, but a group of men in Bradford are proving it may well be in reach.

    The Community of Franciscan Friars originated in New York and follows the example set by Saint Francis from the 13th century.

    Ahead of Easter Father Gabriel talked to Dan Damon about his and his brothers' work.  

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    Video caption: Daily life for Franciscan monks in a large, post-industrial English city