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  1. Transgender inmate who died in Armley jail 'let down' by NHS, prison and family
  2. Trains return to normal after disruption between Sheffield and London
  3. Three charged over Leeds woodland death
  4. York City prepare to take on Macclesfield for FA Trophy at Wembley
  5. Bradford City to take on Millwall at Wembley to win promotion to Championship
  6. Homeless in Leeds urged to register to vote
  7. Rotherham sex abuse victim praises BBC drama Three Girls
  8. College wildlife park opens near York
  9. Live updates on Friday 19 May 2017

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By Andrew Barton and Adam Pinder-Smith

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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 on Monday from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire.

    Before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

    1. Transgender inmate who died in Armley jail 'let down' by NHS, prison and family
    2. Two jailed for nine years over quad bike deaths
    3. Mass brawl at Leeds United venue prompts boxing ban
    4. College wildlife park opens near York
    5. Decorative 'bomb' falls off bike - roads closed for two hours

    See you on Monday

  2. Community bid to buy historic Leeds pub fails

    A bid by a community group in Leeds to buy a historic pub in the city has failed.

    Cardigan Arms

    The Cardigan Arms on Kirkstall Road is one of only 260 pubs in the country that has been "identified as having heritage of significant importance", but has fallen on hard times recently.

    The previous owners have sold it to Kirkstall Brewery who say "I look forward to bringing the same sense of pride in restoring and operating the Cardigan as we have to our current pub, the Kirkstall Bridge.".

    The group had managed to raise £130,000 in pledges and say that all cheques will be returned.

    Quote Message: It does remain an asset of local community value, we'll have to wait and see what the new owner does with it." from Jim Brettell Community Co-op
    Jim BrettellCommunity Co-op
  3. Travel update: Problems on M62 eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    Bad news for the Friday getaway, we've got one lane closed on the M62 eastbound between J29 and J30.

    There's been a multi-vehicle crash and emergency services are on scene.

    Highways England say that they expect the road to remain blocked for at least the next two hours.

  4. Leeds nightclub shooting: Do you recognise this man?

    Police investigating a shooting at a Leeds nightclub last year have released more CCTV images of a man they want to speak to.


    A 42-year-old man was shot and seriously injured outside Nitetrax nightclub on Chapeltown Road, in the early hours of 29 August last year.

    Two men appeared in court last week charged with attempted murder in relation to the incident and were remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Crown Court in June.

    Quote Message: This was a very serious incident where the victim was left badly injured as a result of the criminal use of firearms." from Det Ch Insp Jim Griffiths West Yorkshire Police
    Det Ch Insp Jim GriffithsWest Yorkshire Police
  5. Wheatbag causes house fire in Leeds

    An elderly man had a lucky escape from a house after after a wheatbag caught fire in his microwave.

    Microwave fire

    Crews were called to Rawdon at about 10:45 this morning where they found this microwave on fire.

    Wheatbags are those things that you heat up in the microwave and then they keep you warm, some use them as pain relief.

    The man was treated for smoke inhalation, here's a safety guide from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

  6. Police hunt escaped York prisoner

    Police are hunting a man in York who is wanted on recall to prison and "considered to be dangerous".

    York Hospital

    Mark Anthony Ainsley, 27, was arrested on Wednesday night, but managed to escape from custody during a visit to York Hospital.

    The police helicopter was out in the Clifton area of the city yesterday, as part of the search to find him.

    Officers are urging anyone who knows where he may be to get in touch.

  7. Going Back, Giving Back returns with a Yorkshire episode

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    On Monday morning a second series of Going Back, Giving Back is on BBC One.

    It's hosted by Aled Jones and the first programme follows Angela Knowles, who was one of the original Calendar Girls from the Yorkshire Dales:

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    Video caption: Aled Jones on a new series of Going Back, Giving Back on BBC One.

    The first episode is on BBC One on Monday at 09:15.

  8. Bradford actor Arif Javid on the movie being billed as the UK's first Asian rom-com

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    Video caption: Bradford actor Arif Javid on the movie being billed as the UK's first Asian rom-com

    Arif plays dad, Tawheed, in the story of a young Muslim man who's worried that being divorced will affect his chances of finding a new wife.

  9. Suspected drink-driver arrested after minor crash

    We seem to say this a lot on this blog, but this is why you don't drink and drive:


    This minor crash happened at Halifax Railway Station, the driver was three times over the drinking and driving limit police said.

  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, at J29 for M1.

    M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on entry slip road and very slow traffic eastbound at J29, M1 (Lofthouse), because of an accident.

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

  11. Police close house after drugs offences reported

    Ronan Sully

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    South Yorkshire Police have taken action to enforce a residential closure notice at a property on Princess Crescent in the Edlington area of Doncaster.

    Officers issued the notice at the address preventing anyone from visiting or entering the premises, after a number of reports relating to drugs offences and other illegal activity were received.

    Property prevention notice
    Quote Message: I hope our proactive approach and action taken demonstrates our commitment to work with partners and local authorities to bring offenders to justice and create a safer Doncaster for everyone" from South Yorkshire Police
    South Yorkshire Police
  12. Crop a load of this: Police need name for new recruit

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    If you joined us yesterday you'll have been treated to such punning as the "long farm of the law" and slow-speed police chase with new "crop car."

    The excuse for such poor humour was the news that the latest vehicle to take up space in North Yorkshire's police garage is a tractor.


    It’s not an operational police vehicle, instead it's making guest appearances at country shows as part of police efforts to engage with rural communities. But the one thing it doesn't have is a name - yet anyway!

    North Yorkshire Police are running a competition to find one.

    Today, taking a softly softly approach (a TV reference for the older reader) police have revealed the view from the front:

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  13. Yorkshire Olympian collects his MBE

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Congratulations to Yorkshire diver Jack Laugher who has been to Buckingham Palace today to collect his MBE from Prince Charles.

    Jack (below right) received his medal alongside his diving partner Chris Mears, with whom he won gold in the synchronised three metre springboard at the Rio Olympics last summer.

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    Jack says receiving the honour is something he'll remember for the rest of his life.

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J26 for M606 and J25 for A644.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 westbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  15. Police supporting Harrogate Pride event

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A week of events in Harrogate to celebrate diversity comes to a peak tomorrow with a Pride in Diversity Parade down Montpellier Hill followed by a picnic party in the Valley Gardens with live bands.

    North Yorkshire Police are supporting the event and have even had special epaulettes made for the occasion:

    View more on twitter

    More details of what's in store can be found here.

  16. Watch: Bradford fans ahead of Wembley visit

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Bradford City are 90 minutes away from the Championship after making the play-off final against Millwall at Wembley.

    Let's get you in the mood by meeting some excited fans:

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    Video caption: Preview of Bradford City's play-off match with Millwall.

    BBC Radio Leeds has full commentary tomorrow from 1100 with match commentary from 1500 on their FM 92.4 and Freeview channel 719.

  17. Watch: York's Lemur love triangle at new wildlife park

    Cara Thorpe

    BBC Radio York News

    Today is the official opening of the Askham Bryan Wildlife & Conservation Park.

    The park's at Askham Bryan College, near York, where students can study to be animal keepers or education officers in zoos.

    Armadillos, chinchillas, skunks, meerkats and lemurs are just some of the animals being studied and they're also on display to the public.

    I was there earlier and encountered something I never expected too - a Lemur love triangle!:

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    Video caption: Animal Park

    The new park is part of a £6.8m development project which has seen the construction of an animal management centre at the college, which has a wetland area and farm animals.

  18. 'Ello 'ello 'ello to the new bobbies

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    South Yorkshire's assistant chief constable David Hartley has welcomed 18 new officers to the force.

    The student officers are a mix of external and internal candidates who will be taking up various positions from PCSO's, the special constabulary and communications.

    New South Yorkshire Police recruits

    The student officers are now taking a week’s leave prior to joining their Local Policing Teams.

    Quote Message: The students all worked hard but we had some fun as well. The training staff would like to wish them the very best for the next phase of their careers" from PC Mark Sutton South Yorkshire Police
    PC Mark SuttonSouth Yorkshire Police
  19. Two jailed for nine years over quad bike deaths

    Two men have been jailed for nine years each for killing four people who were riding on a quad bike in West Yorkshire.

    Raynor and Todd

    Daniel Raynor (pictured left), 24, from Barnsley was sentenced to nine years in prison as was Matthew Todd, 23 also from Barnsley.

    They both admitted four charges of causing death by dangerous driving.

    Ryan Beal, 20, Brandon Brown, 20, Alexandra Binns, 18, and Terrie Kirby, 16, were killed when the vehicle was hit by a Nissan 350Z moving at 140mph.

    Ryan Beal, 20, Brandon Brown, 20, Alexandra Binns, 18, and Terrie Kirby, 16,

    During the trial, prosecutor Kama Melly QC said the Nissan was one of a number of vehicles taking part in a high-speed race when the crash happened on 27 September.

    A jury was told how the four who died were out celebrating Miss Kirby's birthday when the quad bike was hit by the Nissan travelling in the same direction.

  20. Lancashire v Yorkshire: Latest from the Roses match

    BBC Sport

    The afternoon session is under way in the Roses cricket match where Yorkshire are batting against Lancashire.

    Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance

    The White Rose have lost three wickets so far in the match, with Peter Handscomb the latest man to fall LBW to McLaren.

    The big news, though, from Old Trafford is that England bowler James Anderson has left the field with an injury.

    View more on twitter

    You can listen to ball-by-ball commentary of the game via this link.