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Andrew Barton, Ronan Sully and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. That's all from Wednesday...

    Those are all the updates from across Yorkshire on Wednesday 19 April 2017.

    Want to find out what's happening on Thursday 20 April? Just click here.

  2. Our five top stories today

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Well 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. Multi-million pound deal secures future of Headingley Stadium
    2. Hexthorpe Park death: Man died of heart attack
    3. Burberry 'thinking through' Leeds £50m manufacturing plant plans
    4. Former party leaders to stand for re-election in South Yorkshire
    5. It could be you.. No it really could, check your ticket...

    See you tomorrow.

  3. Warning over scam emails claiming to be from the police

    People are being warned over a recent series of scam emails claiming to be from West Yorkshire Police.

    Email scammer

    They are a series of what are known as phishing emails which try to make you believe that the force is contacting you with a speeding ticket or an invoice.

    The email asks you to click on a link for more information or to pay a fine, which in reality downloads a trojan virus onto your hard drive.  

    West Yorkshire Police say they "would never correspond via email" for personal information. 

    The advice is not to click on any of the links. 

  4. How does Harry get to work? The bus apparently.....

    Now, you might think the BBC Look North presenter, Harry Gration, has a limo and outriders to get him to the studio in Leeds.

    Not so, he gets the bus!

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  5. Musical starring 80s pop singer cancelled in Bradford

    A musical starring the 80s pop singer Sonia, which was due to be staged at the Alhambra Theatre in Bradford has been cancelled.

    Shout promo

    The industry magazine The Stage claims that the show "failed to raise the funds" to let the show continue having sold tickets to only "45 paying patrons" on its second night and promises on investment not materialising. 

    The Alhambra Theatre has confirmed the musical, planned to hit the stage in July, won't be going ahead and that sales had been "low". 

    But they did add that they didn't have a real chance to promote the production. 

    An official statement from the production company says:  

    Quote Message: The 2017 UK Tour of the production Shout! The Musical has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond the Producer's control”. from Peter Frosdick Director
    Peter FrosdickDirector
  6. Search for man after series of attempted muggings

    A man in York who attempted steal items from women in the city centre is being sought by police.

    Exhibition Square

    Officers say that he tried to steal property from "a number of women" around the Exhibition Square and Clarence Street area of the city. 

    It happened after 22:00 yesterday and the man is described as in his early 20’s, with hair that had a shaved line down the side. 

    Police say they want the public's help in catching him.

  7. Blades to get their own brew

    Sheffield United's now the first major English league club to have its own artisan lager.  

    Kop lager

    The brew, Kop, officially launches at Sentinel Brewing Co. just around the corner from the Blades' ground.

    The first brew was mashed-in earlier this month by Sheffield United legend Tony Currie. It was the first time he'd been in a brew house. 


  8. Work begins on Yorkshire Sculpture Park visitor centre

    Yorkshire Sculpture Park is getting a new £3.8m visitor centre, work began today. 

    Yorkshire Sculpture Park

    The new building means the attraction will be able to accommodate more people each year - at the moment about 500,000 people visit annually. 

    The sculpture park is now in its 40th year and the new building will house a gallery space, restaurant and public foyer.

    Quote Message: The new visitor centre is a reflection of our ambition to increase long-term resilience and sustainability by building audiences." from Guy Laurie Yorkshire Sculpture Park
    Guy LaurieYorkshire Sculpture Park
  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J29 for M1 and J30 for A642.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M62 eastbound between J29, M1 (Lofthouse) and J30, A642 (Rothwell), because of an accident.

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

  10. Next station stop: A sit down

    You might not be able to get a seat on the train every morning, but at least now you can rest your weary feet before you hop on board.

    Brand new seating has been installed for customers on the platforms at six railways stations across the north, including Dewsbury and Malton.

    New benches at stations, courtesy of TransPennine Express

    TransPennine Express, who manage the stations, have spent more than £75,000 on 45 benches replacing the old seating at Dewsbury and Malton, as well as Brough in East Yorkshire, Scunthorpe, Stalybridge and Thornaby.

    They say the new benches form part of their plan to "further enhance the customer experience whether waiting for train or travelling on one". 

    Sounds good to us.

    So much so in fact, here's another look at them from another angle:

    New benches at stations, courtesy of TransPennine Express
  11. Search for 'unknown' woman in Rotherham

    Police in Rotherham have released CCTV footage of a woman they'd like to speak to amid growing concern for her welfare.  


    Officers say they don't know who she is, but were called to the Tesco on Biscay Way in Wath on Monday lunchtime. 

    They had calls from staff about her after she left the shop. 

    South Yorkshire Police want to hear from anyone who recognises her .

  12. All Saints announced for York races

    Nineties girl-band All Saints are the latest act to be announced to perform at York Racecourse this summer, as part of 'Music Showcase Saturday', on 29 July.

    All Saints

    Melanie Blatt, Shaznay Lewis, Natalie and Nicole Appleton had major chart success during the 1990s,winning two Brit awards and achieving record sales in excess of 12 million worldwide.

    The band made a successful comeback last year with a new album, “Red Flag”.

  13. Headingley Stadium investment confirmed

    The future of Headingley Stadium in Leeds as an international venue has been secured after a multi-million pound deal to revamp the site was approved. 

    Headingley Stadium

    Leeds City Council will now broker a £35m third-party investment to redevelop the stadium. 

    Yorkshire County Cricket Club had warned - without the redevelopment, it would lose the chance to host international matches.

    It led to this comment from a councillor in which he said he didn't want Leeds to end up like another West Yorkshire city:

    Quote Message: "I was told a city has a number of golden nuggets. If it lets them go, it ends up like Wakefield." from Cllr Richard Lewis Leeds City Council
    Cllr Richard LewisLeeds City Council
  14. Warnings to Blades fans ahead of penultimate fixture

    Sheffield United fans are being warned they face being kicked out of the ground if they buy tickets aimed at MK Dons fans.

    Stadium MK

    This weekend's match is the Blades' final away fixture of their title-winning League One campaign, and the club has confirmed that there are no plans to to increase their allocation of 7,521 tickets - which have completely sold out.  

    United also say they are making progress identifying the fan (pictured below) holding a flare among away supporters at Port Vale on Friday.    

    Fan holding flare in crowd at Port Vale

    They club say once he has been identified, the fan will be banned from Bramall Lane and information will be passed to the authorities.

    The club say there is a strict zero tolerance policy towards fireworks, flares, smoke bombs and anti-social behaviour at all EFL grounds, and fans risk prosecution and banning orders.