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  1. Jeremy Corbyn confirms in Leeds interview that UK will leave EU
  2. Appeal after 'highly toxic' rat poison stolen in burglary
  3. Fire safety review at Rotherham recycling site hit by blaze
  4. Armed police make 18 firearms related arrests in West Yorkshire over last few days
  5. North York Moors farmers hoping for big potash payouts
  6. Yorkshire among most popular destinations for 'staycations'
  7. Dons sack head coach after 'disappointing' start to season
  8. Disciplinary proceedings for Leeds United defender who refused to play
  9. Misogyny to be recognised as hate crime in North Yorkshire
  10. Updates on Wednesday 10 May 2017

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By David Ward, Claire Renwick and Nick Wilmshurst

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That's all from Wednesday...

Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Wednesday 10 May 2017.

Want to find out what's happening where you live on Thursday 11 May? Just click here.

Fire on Ilkley Moor

The cause of the fire on Ilkley Moor has not yet been identified, fire chiefs say.

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Gary Ballance

Gary Ballance scores a List A career-best 152 not out as Yorkshire thrash Northants by 164 runs in the One-Day Cup.

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Billy Godleman

Derbyshire eliminate One-Day Cup holders Warwickshire with a four-wicket victory at the County Ground.

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Diesel is taking part in a six-month diet plan in a bid to shed the pounds

Our top five 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. Jeremy Corbyn confirms in Leeds interview that UK will leave EU under Labour
  2. Appeal after 'highly toxic' rat poison stolen in burglary
  3. North York Moors farmers hoping for massive potash payouts
  4. Rotherham recycling blaze finally extinguished
  5. The end is pie?: Kirklees pork pie prize awarded for final time

See you tomorrow.

Fake £20 notes used in North Yorkshire

A number of fake £20 notes have been used in shops in north Yorkshire and  there's an appeal to find if any more are in circulation. 

£20 note

The notes were used in the Norton and Malton areas yesterday.

Police are appealing for other people who have been caught out by the counterfiet notes to come forward to help their investigation.

If you think you have been given one you can call North Yorkshire Police on 101.

E-fit released after woman robbed in hammer attack

Police have issued an e-fit image of a man after a 76-year-old woman was hit on the head with a hammer and robbed on Monday.

West Yorkshire Police

It happened on the Spen Valley Greenway in Cleckheaton when she was approached from behind and hit on back of the head with a hammer.

A man, who was aged around 60, then stole her purse and ran off. The woman was taken to hospital where she remained overnight. Police say her injuries are not life threatening.

Anyone who has information about who this man is  can assist is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police on 101.

Teenager mugged by group in Huddersfield town centre

A teenage boy has been mugged by a group of eight people in Huddersfield town centre. 

Threadneedle Street

It happened last Friday afternoon when the 16-year-old was walking along Threadneedle Street and was stopped by a group of eight people.

One of them grabbed money from his pocket before trying to take his rucksack. As he resisted he was punched and knocked to the floor.  

The suspects are described as a group of Asian males and were believed to be wearing tracksuits."

Det Cons Oliver CoatesWest Yorkshire Police

Grenoside woodland fire now out

Checks will be made on a woodland after a fire this afternoon in Sheffield. 

Grenoside Woods

Around half-a-square mile of woodland and bracken has been ablaze in Grenoside Woods.

Three fire engines were needed to put it out. 

The checks are to make sure there's no risk of it flaring up again.

Thomas the Tank 'Engine'

There's personalising your car and then there's:  

West Yorkshire Police

This car/Thomas the Tank Engine was stopped by officers on the A1(M) near Wetherby this afternoon.

You can't deny that a lot of thought and effort went into it - but West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Unit was none too chuffed! 

The driver was reported for construction/use offences.

Debating team from Grange Technology College wow judges at local competition

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

A team of students from Grange Technology College have their sights set on competing nationally after winning a local school debating competition.

Debating team
Bradford Telegraph and Argus

General election 2017: Sacked Lib Dem candidate to stand as independent

Bradford Councillor David Ward has announced he'll stand as an independent in Bradford East on 8 June.

David Ward
BBC Newsnight

Mr Ward was sacked as a candidate by the Liberal Democrats after being accused of anti-Semitism.

He expressed "sadness" over his sacking and denied being anti-Semitic.

But Mr Farron said he was unfit to represent the party, adding: "I believe in a politics that is open, tolerant and united."

Kilnhurst recycling fire: Review to be carried out

The Environment Agency will review fire safety at a recycling centre hit by a major blaze.


The fire at Universal Recycling in Kilnhurst, South Yorkhsire, burned for two days from Monday.

South Yorkshire Fire Service said the blaze was accidental and caused by machinery.

Environment Agency officials have previously been to the site following complaints from neighbours about dust and noise.

Yorkshire cricket: Latest from Northamptonshire

BBC Sport

If you fancy keeping an eye on the latest from Northamptonshire as they host Yorkshire in the at the One-Day Cup click here.

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Leeds United open disciplinary proceedings against defender

BBC Sport

Leeds United have opened internal disciplinary proceedings against defender Charlie Taylor after he refused to play against Wigan.

Charlie Taylor

BBC Radio Leeds understands the 23-year-old told the club on Saturday he did not want to play in Sunday's game.

Taylor is out of contract at the end of June and is expected to leave the club.

"It's hugely disappointing. He's a fantastic lad but I think he'd been terribly advised all season," boss Garry Monk told the station on Sunday.

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down lorry. Traffic is coping well.

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

Large fire at Sheffield wood

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

South Yorkshire fire officers are back in action, this time attending a large blaze at woods near Sheffield. 

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Money from criminals goes to search and rescue team

Money taken from criminals by the police has been used to buy climbing equipment for a West Yorkshire search and rescue team. 

Proceeds of crime
West Yorkshire Police

Money that was seized by West Yorkshire Police under the Proceeds of Crime Act has been used to buy 10 specialist harnesses for the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team (CVSRT).

The essential pieces of equipment need replacing regularly according to the rescue team and this can cost them a lot of money.

Richard Smith  from the CVSRT said the are a registered charity and is funded entirely through donations.  

We regularly work closely with the team, their support is invaluable to us, particularly when searching for missing or potentially vulnerable people."

Supt. Vince FirthWest Yorkshire Police

North Yorks Police: Misogyny to be recognised as hate crime

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

From today, incidents by men and boys against women and girls because of their gender, will be treated by North Yorkshire Police as misogyny hate crime.

Woman being approached by man
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Examples include unwanted sexual advances, physical or verbal assault, sexually graphic and obscene language, and using mobile devices to send unwanted messages or take photographs without consent.

The misogyny crackdown was announced on International Women's Day earlier this year by Deputy Chief Constable, Lisa Winward.  

Severe congestion: A61 South Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A61 South Yorkshire both ways severe congestion, at A57 Brook Hill.

A61 South Yorkshire - Slow traffic on A61 Upper Hanover Street in Sheffield at Brook Hill Roundabout. In the roadworks area.

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

Rovers close to new deal for Marquis

Doncaster Rovers are close to agreeing a new deal for last season's top scorer John Marquis.

John Marquis
Allsport/Getty Images

That's according to Rovers manager Darren Ferguson.

The 26-year-old striker's been linked with moves away from the club, after scoring 26 goals this season.

Fire crews thank residents over Rotherham blaze

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have praised local people, following a large blaze at an industrial estate in Kilnhurst.

The fire at Universal Recycling - which broke out on Monday morning - led to some residents being evacuated.

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Police in raft of firearms arrests

If you've noticed a lot more police around parts of West Yorkshire over the last few days, it's because officers have made a number of gun related arrests.  

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Armed police have been involved in 18 arrests over the last few days in West Yorkshire after what they are describing as "a spate of firearms offences" in Huddersfield and Dewsbury.  

Officers seized weapons and drugs during the operation. 

West Yorkshire Police say "We hope that members of the public are reassured we are taking vital steps to ensure their safety." 

Adams to put on public workout ahead of fight

Leeds' double Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams will be back in her home city later, ahead of her second professional bout. 

Nicola Adams
Getty Images

She'll be performing a public workout at the Trinity shopping centre at around 17:00. 

On Saturday, she's fighting at Leeds Arena where fellow Yorkshire boxer Josh Warrington will face Kiko Martinez.    

Update: Missing Doncaster man found

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Police in Doncaster say a man who was reported missing this morning, has been found.

The alarm was raised when 44-year-old Trevor Wood disappeared after leaving his home at about 05:00.  

Hotel's owner speaks out on fire safety

The current owner of a Sheffield hotel has spoken out after a former owner was jailed for eight months after breaching fire safety laws.

Amandeep Sandhu, of Turlands Close, Coventry was sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday after pleading guilty to five charges.

The case was brought following a fire safety inspection of the Cutlers Hotel on George Street by South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue (SYFR) on September 12 2014.

Due to the lack of a working fire alarm, a Prohibition Notice was served and the 45-room hotel was closed to guests. During a second inspection three days later further fire safety law breaches were discovered.

Mr Sandhu was sentenced to eight months in prison for each of the breaches, with the sentences to be served concurrently.

A spokesperson from the hotel’s current owners, Saxon Hotels, said the hotel was purchased from the administrators in January 2015.

He added: "We would like to point out that Saxon Hotels has no connection at all to the previous owner. Saxon Hotels takes guest safety seriously and after purchase we undertook an extensive refurbishment and upgrading of the historic city centre hotel which included all aspects of fire and safety systems. We received full approval from the fire services and all other regulatory authorities in order to operate the renovated hotel and we re-opened in September 2015."

General election 2017: 'Britain leaving EU' - Corbyn

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said his party accepts the result of the EU referendum and "Britain is leaving the EU" in a interview with BBC Look North. 

Look North interview

Yesterday he was repeatedly asked whether Britain would leave the EU if he becomes Prime Minister, but did not give a clear answer. 

During a campaign visit to Leeds today, he said: "Yes, we accept the result of the referendum. Britain is leaving the EU. As a country, we had a vote, we made a decision." 

He was then asked by presenter Amy Garcia "whatever the agreement we are out?" to which he replied "I've made that very clear."    

General election 2017: How many immigrants live in Yorkshire?

Immigration will be a key topic for some candidates in the run-up to the general election, but do you know how many people born outside the UK are living in Yorkshire?

Using the latest estimates, we asked shoppers in Leeds to take a guess at the number.

Do you have any burning questions related to the general election? Submit them here and the #AskLookNorth team will investigate.

Appeal after 'highly toxic' rat poison stolen in burglary

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A "highly toxic" rat poison has been stolen during a burglary in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, sparking a police warning over the serious risk it poses to humans.

West Yorkshire Police

A container of Talunex was stolen during the burglary which took place in the early hours of this morning when an outbuilding was broken into on Cliff Road.

Talunex is a branded form of Aluminium Phosphine which can cause convulsions and ultimately kill a person by causing multiple organ failure. 

Officers say the capsules were taken from a secure metal safe. A quad bike was also stolen.

We would urge anyone who knows where these capsules are, or finds the container of capsules, not to handle them or dispose of them, but to contact police."

PC Jayne RobertsonWest Yorkshire Police

Severe accident: A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at J37 for A635 Barnsley Road affecting Scorcher Hills Lane.

A1(M) South Yorkshire - Delays and queuing traffic on A1(M) southbound at J37, A635 (Marr), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is 25 minutes. Congestion on A1 to Burghwallis Turn Off.

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

Warning over distraction burglars posing as policemen

Two men posing as policemen have attempted two distraction burglaries in Rotherham over the past five days, according to South Yorkshire Police.

Rotherham Police Station sign

The men tried to enter two homes in the town on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 May.

One incident saw a man and his accomplice flee after being asked for formal identification by an 84-year-old woman in Thorpe Hesley at about 15:00 on Friday.

He'd claimed someone had been trying to get into her home, he was a detective and was there to help.  

A similar incident saw two men flee in a silver car after being asked by a 36-year-old woman in Kimberworth for identification when they knocked on her door at about 13:55 on Saturday.

Anyone with information or CCTV images of the men is being asked to contact police.

In pictures: Yorkshire in the sunshine

BBC Weather Watchers

Once again, the sun is shining brightly and, for at least the next 24 hours, we've got some decent weather in Yorkshire.

In fact, it's almost - dare I say it - like spring's finally arrived.

Keep up-to-date with the forecast here, but here are some of the best shots of Yorkshire sent in so far today by our BBC Weather Watchers:


General election 2017: Jeremy Corbyn reacts to CPS decision

The Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, who's in Leeds today, has reacted to the news that the CPS will not bring charges over Conservative election spending on battle buses in 2015.

Jeremy Corbyn in Leeds

The Labour leader said he is "interested and surprised" and would look at the details of the decision. 

Speaking at a Labour event at Leeds City College, Mr Corbyn said the CPS, the Electoral Commission and the Director of Public Prosecutions were all independent and they had to make the judgement.

Our election laws must be enforced, adhered to. There are strict spending limits for a reason, so that money can't buy power."

Jeremy CorbynLabour Party leader
Sheffield hospital giving the 'gift of speech'
Margaret Loveday has laryngeal dystonia and has struggled to speak because of spasms of the vocal cords.

Watch: Rotherham pupils' fight against the fly-tippers

Jenny Eells

Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Pupils in Rotherham are taking the fight against fly-tippers into their own hands. 

Students at Abbey School say they're fed up of people dumping their rubbish on the lane leading to their classrooms.

I've been to meet some of the pint-sized litter-pickers:

Emergency call-out for Harrogate firefighters

David Ward

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Thank goodness for damp towels...

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The end is pie?: Kirklees pork pie prize awarded for final time

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Sad news for the pork pie lovers of West Yorkshire: organisers of the annual Pork Pie Makers competition in the Kirklees district say this year's contest will be the last.

Pork Pie

Now in its 25th year, the final bake-off will take be at the Bridge Inn in Ripponden this Saturday. 

Organisers at the Pork Pie Appreciation Society sas the event is coming to an end because its members are getting too old.   

If they're still looking for judges, I'm available...