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Summary

  1. Dylan Groenewegen wins first stage of Tour de Yorkshire
  2. Major crash as pack of riders push for finish line in Scarborough
  3. Sir Gary Verity given award by France for bringing Grand Depart to Yorkshire
  4. Sheffield brothers jailed for child prostitution
  5. Prime Minister on the campaign trail in Leeds
  6. Police operation to tackle bike theft in York
  7. Brownlee brothers cut ribbon at new Leeds triathlon centre
  8. Delayed opening date set for Halifax Piece Hall
  9. Updates on Friday 28 April 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Missing teenager not seen for 24-hours

    An appeal has been launched to find a teenage girl who has been missing for the last 24-hours.

    Chloe Lee

    Chloe Lee was last seen in Bradford city centre yesterday afternoon

    The 17-year-old was last seen wearing a black parka with a fur hood and black tracksuit bottoms.

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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J41 for A650 to M1 J40.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound from J41, A650 (Carrgate) to M1 J40, Flushdyke, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  3. Yassar Yakub shooting: Three go on trial over gun offences

    Three men have gone on trial charged with gun offences due to their association with a man who shot dead by police officers on a slip road off the M62.

    Defendants

    The three defendants, Mohsin Amin, 32 of Broomer Street, Dewsbury, Rexhino Arapaj, 28 of Thornlea Road, Huddersfield, and David Butlin, 39 of Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, appeared at Leeds Crown Court today.

    It's claimed the trio were part of a conspiracy along with with 28-year-old Yassar Yakub to acquire guns and ammunition.

    He was shot while travelling in the passenger seat of a car at Ainley Top in January last year.

    A pistol was found where he'd been sitting, while a silencer and a plastic bag of ammunition were discovered in the glove compartment.

    The three men all deny conspiracy to possess firearms and ammunition with intent to endanger life.

    David Butlin also denies having an offensive weapon.

    The trial is due to continue on Monday.

  4. 'Cruel and callous' women jailed for life after murder

    Two "cruel and callous" women who murdered a vulnerable drug addict in a "sustained and vicious assault" in Barnsley have been jailed for life.

    Justine Wainwright and Penelope Brownlie

    Justine Wainwright, 58, and Penelope Brownlie, 45, attacked Clare Louise Smith, 42, with a pickaxe handle at their home on 19 May.

    Sheffield Crown Court heard the pair thought Ms Smith knew about a stolen necklace.

    They beat her to death and then dumped in the street outside the flat.

    The two women, both of Britannia Close, Barnsley, were jailed for a minimum of 26 years at Sheffield Crown Court.

    Judge Jeremy Richardson QC said: "You are two brutish women who have demonstrated a ruthless capability to visit relentless, extreme violence on a defenceless woman despite her pleading for you to stop.

    "You are both cruel and callous women."

    Quote Message: The high level of violence with which you killed Clare Smith may only be characterised as bordering on the sadistic." from Judge Jeremy Richardson QC
    Judge Jeremy Richardson QC
  5. Inquest opened into four-death collision

    Oli Constable

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    In inquest has opened into the death of four people, including a one-year-old baby, who died when they were involved in a crash with a car in Darnall, Sheffield last week.

    Crash scene

    Adnan Ashraf Jarral, 35, and his one-year-old son, Usman Adnan Jarral, died along with Miroslave Duna, 50, and Vlasta Dunova, 41, in Sheffield on Friday night.

    All four people died when the people carrier crashed into a VW Golf.

    Three men, who were all traveling in the Golf, have been charged with various offences after they were being pursued by police.

    Adnan Ashraf Jarral and his son Usman

    Mr Jarral's wife, Erica Korscenova, 32, was in court to hear Coroner Christopher Dorries open the inquest.

    She had been injured in the crash.

    Holding a teddy bear and wrapped in a blue blanket, she broke down in tears as Mr Dorries, with the help of an interpreter, read out the name of her husband.

    Mr Dorries adjourned the inquest.

    Vlasta Dunova and Miroslave Duna also died in the crash

    A 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking and death caused by an accident with aggravating factors.

    Elliott Bower, 18, of Harborough Avenue, Sheffield, has been charged with four counts of causing death by dangerous driving and three counts of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

    He is also charged with handling stolen goods and possession of cannabis.

    Declan Bower, 23, also of Harborough Avenue, has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking causing a death.

    He is also accused of handing stolen goods, two counts of driving while disqualified, two counts of driving without insurance, possession of a bladed article and possession of cannabis.

  6. Rotherham child abuse: Men jailed for between 14 and 234 years

    Six men have been jailed for their part in the grooming and abuse of five young girls in Rotherham.

    The men subjected the girls to "degrading and violent" acts using drink, drugs and the "excitement of friendship" to lure them in.

    A trial had heard how they raped and sexually abused them before passing them on to other men.

    They were sentenced to between 14 and 23 years at Sheffield Crown Court.

    Clockwise from top left: Iqlak Yousaf, Nabeel Kurshid, Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, Tanweer Ali, Salah Ahmed El-Hakam and Asif Ali were found guilty after a trial

    The guilty men:

    • Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, 37, of Godstone Road, Rotherham, was found guilty of one rape, one charge of aiding and abetting rape, three indecent assaults, one charge of procuring a girl under 21 to have unlawful sexual intercourse with another and one sexual assault, sentenced to 23 years
    • Nabeel Kurshid, 35, of Weetwood Road, Rotherham, was found guilty of two counts of rape and one indecent assault, sentenced to 19 years
    • Iqlak Yousaf, 34, Tooker Road, Rotherham, was found guilty of two rapes and two indecent assaults, sentenced to 20 years
    • Tanweer Ali, 37, of Godstone Road, Rotherham, was found guilty of two rapes, two indecent assaults and one charge of false imprisonment, sentenced to 14 years
    • Salah Ahmed El-Hakam, 39, Tudor Close, Sheffield, was found guilty of one rape, sentenced to 15 years.

    A seventh man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be sentenced at a later date after being convicted of two counts of rape.

  7. Rotherham child sexual abuse: Six men jailed

    Six men have been jailed for their part in the grooming and abuse of five young girls in Rotherham.

    Clockwise from top left: Iqlak Yousaf, Nabeel Kurshid, Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, Tanweer Ali, Salah Ahmed El-Hakam and Asif Ali were found guilty after a trial

    The men subjected the girls to "degrading and violent" acts using drink, drugs and the "excitement of friendship" to lure them in.

    The gang, who are all of British Pakistani heritage, targeted and groomed the girls over seven years.

    A trial had heard how they raped and sexually abused them before passing them on to other men.

    Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, 37, Asif Ali, 34, Tanweer Ali, 37, Salah Ahmed El-Hakam, 39, Nabeel Kurshid, 35 and Iqlak Yousaf, 34, were found guilty of a total of 22 offences after a trial lasting more than eight weeks.

    A seventh man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be sentenced at a later date after being convicted of two counts of rape.

  8. Taxi price hike is put to the people of Scarborough

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    People in Scarborough can now have their say on a planned rise in the costs of getting a taxi, the rise could see fares go up by as much as 22%, with a one-mile journey costing more than £5, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    The taxi rank at Scarborough station

    A request by Scarborough and District Taxi Association, has been accepted by the council and is now being put to the public.

    Under the proposed changes, the cost of a journey between 06:00 and 21:00 would go up by an average of 10.7%, while between 21:00 and 00:00 there would be an average rise of 22% on current fares.

    This means a one-mile journey would cost £5.60.

    The proposed changes, the first in the town for five years, apply to the so-called white-plate drivers who pick up fares from taxi ranks.

    The public can make objections in writing until 29 November, if no objections are received the new charges would come into force on 14 December.

  9. Leeds Rhinos stalwart agrees new deal for 21st season

    BBC Sport

    Leeds Rhinos back-rower Jamie Jones-Buchanan will carry on for his 21st season as a professional player, after agreeing a new deal for 2019.

    Jamie Jones-Buchanan

    The 37-year-old, who made his debut in May 1999, is one of three players to extend deals, along with fellow back-row Carl Ablett and winger Luke Briscoe.

    Ablett, 32, has signed a two-year extension, while Briscoe, 24, will remain for the next three seasons.

    Jones-Buchanan has made 412 appearances for the Rhinos, scoring 77 tries.

  10. Four men in court over Barnsley house crash

    A 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty to causing the death by dangerous driving of a woman who was hit by a lorry shortly before it ploughed into the side of a house.

    Crash scene

    Jacqueline Wileman, 58, died after being hit by the vehicle on Common Road, in Brierley, near Barnsley, on 14 September.

    The lorry struck Mrs Wileman before it hit two parked cars and smashed in to a house in Park View.

    Karn Hill, 23, of East View, Cudworth, pleaded guilty to the offence at Sheffield Crown Court.

    David Mellor, 48, of Bank End Road, Barnsley, pleaded not guilty to the charge but guilty to a charge of aggravated vehicle taking. He is due to stand trial on 4 February.

    Two other men from Barnsley who were charged in relation to the collision - Wayne Carroll, 29, of Chestnut Street and Alan Mawhinney, 53, of Calder Crescent, also appeared in court but did not enter any pleas.

    All four men were remanded in custody ahead of their next appearance.

  11. Analysis: Hockney's £70m painting breaks auction record

    Will Gompertz

    BBC Arts Editor

    A celebrated painting by Bradford artist David Hockney has been sold at Christie's in New York for just over $90m (£70m) - an auction record for a work by a living artist.

    Pool with Two Figures

    There is good reason for all the fuss over Hockney's huge canvas Portrait of an Artist.

    Painted in 1972, it unites the themes and ideas he was exploring in the late 60s and 70s with his famous "swimming pool" pictures and "double portraits".

    The two individual series are widely considered to be his best work.

    So the opportunity to buy a picture that combines both in a single wholly coherent and powerful image - by one of the world's most respected contemporary painters - is an opportunity that doesn't come along very often.

    That means the market-driven rules of supply and demand come into play, pushing the price up to the giddy heights of $90m.

  12. Leeds railway station set for 'Platform Zero'

    Leeds City Station is to get a new platform.

    Leeds Station

    Platform Zero will be the highlight of a £161m investment project, which will also see the existing platforms lengthened.

    In a bid to ease congestion around one of the busiest stations outside London, part of New Station Street will be pedestrianised.

    Work will start early next year, with long-stay parking spaces being reduced as work on the new platform begins.

    Quote Message: There will inevitably be changes to peoples’ usual routines during construction and we will do everything we can to keep people moving efficiently and safely." from Rob McIntosh Network Rail
    Rob McIntoshNetwork Rail
  13. Manhunt for escaped prisoner jailed for 1988 Bradford murder

    A man who was jailed for life in 1988 for a murder in Bradford is on the run after escaping a prison on the south coast.

    Jeremy Brabrooke

    Jeremy Brabrooke has absconded from Ford Prison in Sussex.

    He hasn't been seen since Wednesday.

    People are being asked to call 999 if they see the 56-year-old.

    Sussex Police say he has links to Hayling Island and Portsmouth in Hampshire.

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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, from J39 for A636 Denby Dale Road to J40 for A638 Wakefield Road.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J39, A636 (Durkar) to J40, A638 (Flushdyke), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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