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Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Adam Pinder-Smith and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Doncaster woman found 'safe and well'

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Some good news from South Yorkshire Police this morning as they've confirmed that missing Doncaster woman Sarah Hobbs was found "safe and well" yesterday afternoon.

    South Yorkshire Police thank you poster
  2. Listen live: Yorkshire v Worcestershire

    Yorkshire take their 100% record to Worcestershire in the One Day Cup at New Road today.

    Andrew Gale's side is further depleted with Joe Root and Wednesday's batting hero Jonny Bairstow on England duty.  

    Play starts at 11:00.


    You can listen to ball-by-ball commentary by clicking this link here.  

  3. Boy, 6, pens book in brother's memory

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A young writer from Sheffield has composed a story about a monkey-faced bat to raise funds in memory of his older brother. 

    Paddy Newton, aged six, from the Crosspool area of the city is selling copies of his short story The Adventure to Find the Monkey-faced Bat in aid of The Children’s Hospital Charity, a cause championed by his family since older brother Benjamin passed away in 2009 aged just 20 days.

    Paddy Newton, young author from Sheffield

    He originally wrote the piece for the BBC's 500 Words competition.

  4. Counting to begin in North Yorkshire County Council election

    Hundreds of people are getting ready to start counting the votes following yesterdays county council elections in North Yorkshire.

    Polling station

    All 72 seats council seats were contested across 68 divisions, including in the Richmond North Division, which has been vacant since the death of councillor Michael Heseltine in December.

    Counting begins in Harrogate from 09:00 and in the rest of the county from 10:00.

    The first results are expected about 13:00.

  5. Listen: Hooton Pagnell buzzing with anger

    Paul Walker

    BBC Radio Sheffield presenter

    About 24,000 bees, including four irreplaceable queens, plus four hives containing honey have been stolen from an estate in Hooton Pagnell near Doncaster.

    The theft is believed to have taken place on Wednesday 26 April.

    Amanda Clayton is the owner and reckons it'll cost about £2,000 to replace the swarm and thinks it must have been a professional job:

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    Video caption: A bee thief in Hooton Pagnell near Doncaster.
  6. Local winners for football's monthly awards

    Andy Giddings

    Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

    There's celebrations for both Sheffield clubs this morning as their managers and players are April award winners.

    Firstly, Sheffield Wednesday, who's head coach Carlos Carvalhal has been named the Championship's Manager of the Month with Steven Fletcher taking the PFA Player of the Month award.

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    The red and white side of the steel city is also celebrating as Sheffield United's boss Chris Wilder has been named League One Manager of the Month, with Blades striker Leon Clarke being awarded the Player of the Month award for April.

  7. Singing commentator celebrates Bantams victory

    Bradford City lead their league one play-off semi-final against Fleetwood Town 1-0 following the first leg last night.

    This celebratory commentary is well worth a listen - not often a commentator bursts into song:

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    Video caption: Singing commentator celebrates Bantoms victory
  8. Rich list reveals that Yorkshire's wealth rises by £403m

    This years Sunday Times Rich List reveals that combined wealth of the 20 richest people in Yorkshire has risen by £403m since last year.


    The only person to lose money on the list is Philip Meeson the owner of Jet2, who is reportedly worth £296m.

    His fortunes have seen a drop of £90m in the last year, which the paper says is "due to Brexit". Meeson, 69, is the 10th richest in Yorkshire. 

    The most rich person in Yorkshire is Robert Miller, who has a bank account with £1.58bn in it.

  9. Bradford City fans praised by police

    Fans at Bradford City's League One play-off semi-final first leg against Fleetwood, have been praised for their good behaviour by West Yorkshire Police.

    Bantams goal

    The man in charge of policing the game, Superintendent Daniel Greenwood, said he wanted to specifically thank fans.

    He said the match atmosphere was lively, but added, "the vast majority of people conducted themselves impeccably, allowing supporters to enjoy the football."

    Supt Greenwood said he wished both sides the best of luck in the second leg on Sunday, but then revealed his allegience when he added, "I hope Bradford City can do West Yorkshire proud by reaching the final."

  10. Labour win Southey Ward by-election

    Charlotte Rose

    BBC Radio Sheffield Political Reporter

    The Labour Party has held the Southey ward seat on Sheffield City Council following a by-election.

    Mike Chaplin was the party's man on the ballot paper after the resignation of Leigh Bramall in March.

    The Lib Dems finished second, with UKIP in third.

  11. Watch: Yorkshire's most pristine privy?

    If you've ever found yourself wondering where the poshest loo in the country is, maybe you've got too much time on your hands!

    That aside, I might just have the answer.

    It's just north of Doncaster, at Brodsworth Hall, where they've just finished restoring a Victorian garden privy to its former glory.

    Take a look at the loo which must surely be one of the most pristine powder rooms in the country:

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    Video caption: Bodsworth Hall's posh loos
  12. Yorkshire's sporting headlines

    BBC Sport

    The latest sport headlines across the county this morning include:

    • Yorkshire take their 100% One Day Cup record to New Road in Worcester this morning. The side's misssing Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow who are both on England duty
    • Bradford City lead their league one play-off semi-final against Fleetwood Town 1-0 following the first leg last night 
    • Sheffield Wednesday Head Coach Carlos Carvalhal is celebrating winning the Championship's manager of the month award
    • After being relegated to football's sixth tier, York City fans are still waiting to hear whether the contract offered to manager Gary Mills has been accepted
  13. Listen: Custody visitors needed by South Yorkshire Police

    Do you have what it takes to be a custody visitor? 

    South Yorkshire Police are looking for more volunteers to join and spend time in the cells talking to detainees.

    The idea is to provide an independent pair of eyes to keep check on conditions and welfare of those being held.

    Here's the BBC's Jenny Eells with more:

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    Video caption: Do you have what it takes to be a custody visitor?
  14. Your headlines across Yorkshire this morning

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Here are some of the stories making the news across Yorkshire so far this morning:  

    • Labour's Ros Jones has been re-elected as mayor of Doncaster after taking more than 50% of the vote in the first round
    • Work's started on building new trains for the main line between Leeds and London. Virgin says the Azuma trains are due to enter service next year
    • Thousands of people are expected to arrive in Harrogate today for the beginning of the BBC Good Food show
  15. Listen: Gourmet grub lovers head for Harrogate

    Thousands of gourmet grub fans are expected to arrive in Harrogate today for the beginning of the BBC Good Food show. 

    The show, taking place at the Harrogate International Centre over the next three days, includes demonstrations from celebrity chefs - local food and drink producers will also get a chance to show off what they've made. 

    Laura Biggs from the show says there's more than 100 exhibitors taking part:

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    Video caption: It's the beginning of the BBC Good Food show.
  16. Watch: Yorkshire's Friday and weekend weather

    Abbie Dewhurst

    Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

    Another sunny day - it'll be dry and fine, but a bit breezy.

    Here's my full forecast:

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    Video caption: Yorkshire's Friday and weekend weather
  17. Listen: Halifax Piece Hall is the 'future of the town'

    The man in charge of the Piece Hall restoration in Halifax says the future of the building is "the future of the town."

    The works are due to be completed by August, after a number of delays. 

    Robin Tuddenham from Calderdale Council says it's been a catalyst for bringing "money, focus and investment to Halifax." 

    He says at Christmas nowhere else in the north will be able to compete with it:

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    Video caption: The works are due to be completed by August, after a number of delays.
  18. Richest people in Yorkshire revealed

    Yorkshire's richest people have been revealed in this year's The Sunday Times Rich List.

    Rich people

    Topping the list is 84-year-old Robert Miller who's worth £1.58bn. He co-founded the Hong Kong-based Duty Free Shoppers chain. 

    He owns a fair chunk of North Yorkshire in the shape of the 36,000-acre Gunnerside Estate, which is one of the largest sporting estates in the country.  

    His daughter Marie-Chantal, 48, is the crown princess of Greece. The full list is published this weekend.

  19. Traffic and travel: On the rails in Yorkshire

    BBC News Travel

    On the rails across Yorkshire this morning everything seems to be running smoothly with no major delays to services.

    If you're planning a rail journey, click on the links below to keep up-to-date with the live departure boards for.