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By Andrew Barton, Adam Pinder-Smith and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. 'No roller coasters in the wallaby walkabout' - Yorkshire Wildlife Park

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Over the last 48 hours we've been keeping you updated about expansion plans for the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, near Doncaster.

    A public consultation event runs at the park on 16 and 17 June.

    Local residents and other interested parties have been having their say, and the park has now tweeted this statement to clarify the proposals:

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  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J29 for M1.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 westbound at J29, M1 (Lofthouse), because of a broken down lorry. On the roundabout.

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

  3. York landlord to pay more than £10,000 after flats fire

    A landlord has been fined over £10,000 after a fire at flats in York.


    Charles Thornton, 60, of Knedlington Walk, Howden, hadn't carried out a fire risk assessment at the property on Fulford Road, ahead of the blaze in September.

    Mr Thornton pleaded guilty to three contraventions of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

    During the incident, which was caused by an electrical fault near the fuse board, fire officers found that the fire alarm and detection system provided for the two flats and communal hallway was not working.

    Mr Thornton was fined £7,000 and ordered to pay £2,933.33 in costs, with a surcharge of £170. That's a total cost of £10,103.33.

  4. In pictures: Coach crashes carrying Sheffield pupils to Filey

    Julia Bryson

    Journalist, BBC Local Live

    We've just received this picture of the coach which crashed this morning as it was carrying pupils from a primary school in Sheffield to Filey in East Yorkshire.

    Coach crash

    A man and two children were hurt in the crash between the coach and a lorry on the A614 close to Kirkburn, near Driffield, at about 10:00.

    The children were travelling from Dore Primary School in Sheffield.

  5. BreakingGomersal cuddle killer jailed for 13 years

    Oliver Wright

    BBC News Online, Yorkshire

    A mother of two who stabbed her partner to death in "a flash of temper" as they kissed and cuddled has been jailed for at least 13 years.

    Michelle Spencer

    Michelle Spencer (pictured above), 48, drove a 4in (11cm) kitchen knife into David Butterfield (below) at their home in Shirley Terrace, Gomersal, West Yorkshire, in January.

    David Butterfield

    She initially claimed she did not know who had attacked her partner but later accepted responsibility.

    Spencer, who admitted murder, was sentenced to life at Leeds Crown Court with a minimum term of 13 years.

  6. BreakingEcstasy suspected in Sheffield woman's death

    Oli Constable

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A 22-year-old woman has died in hospital in Sheffield after taking what's believed to be ecstasy.

    Glossop Road in Sheffield

    The woman's family has been informed, although formal identification has yet to take place.

    A second woman, who's 20, was also taken to hospital yesterday after suspected consumption of drugs and she remains seriously ill.

    The women are believed to have been on separate nights out in the city when they became ill in the Glossop Road area.

    Two people arrested in connection with the investigation, a 23-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman, have been released while enquiries continue.

  7. School coach crashes injuring three

    A coach carrying pupils from a primary school in Sheffield has collided with a lorry in East Yorkshire.

    A man and two children were hurt in the crash on the A614 close to Kirkburn at about 10:00 this morning.

    The children were travelling from Dore Primary School in Sheffield to Filey in North Yorkshire.

    Their injuries are not thought to be serious.

  8. Two sentenced for being drunk on a plane

    Rebecca Kerry

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Two men have been sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court after they were found to be drunk and verbally abusive towards passengers on a flight bound for Doncaster/Sheffield Airport.

    27-year-old Andris Vagals, of Barmby Road in Pocklington, York and Juris Terentjevs (pictured below), aged 30 of Fifth Avenue in Goole were on a flight from Riga in Latvia in January.

    Juris Terentjevs

    Terentjevs was jailed for 12 months for endangering a person on an aircraft and being drunk on an aircraft, while Vagals was handed a four month sentence, suspended for 12 months, with 120 hours of unpaid work for being drunk on an aircraft.

    Quote Message: Their behaviour was totally unacceptable and both passengers and crew felt threatened and intimated by their actions. I’m pleased they owned up to their irresponsible conduct on that day. from PC John Venables South Yorkshire Police
    PC John VenablesSouth Yorkshire Police
  9. Schools review trip plans in wake of terror

    Julia Bryson

    Journalist, BBC Local Live

    Schools across Yorkshire have cancelled trips to the capital after terror attacks in London and Manchester.

    Museum visit

    Headteachers have said concerns from parents over disruption to public transport and an increased police presence contributed to their decision.

    In West Yorkshire, Whitcliffe Mount School in Cleckheaton cancelled a trip to London but Prince Henry's in Menston continued with their trips as planned.

    Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: "Our advice to schools concerned about planned trips to London is to review and amend risk assessments as necessary and to talk to parents to gauge their views."

  10. Fire crews training in Sheffield

    What do a whole load of South Yorkshire fire engines look like?

    Well, this:

    Fire engines

    Look at them all!

    South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue has been doing a training exercise in Sheffield this morning, so don't worry if you see them.

    Anyone got a collective noun for fire engines?

  11. Dreams come true for Harrogate hotel housekeeper

    Reaching the final stages of a top national award is a "dream come true" for a housekeeper at a Harrogate hotel.

    Jill Conte of the West Park Hotel has made it to the final three in the AA Housekeeper of the Year competitition.

    Jill Conte

    Jill said: “I have waited for years for this. This is the highest housekeeping award it is possible to win and I am very excited.”

    She puts her success down to passion and pride in her job. “I love my job and I am proud that I have never had a complaint since we opened the hotel."

    Hotel Manager, Nathan George, said: “It is fantastic that Jill has reached the final three. Now we are all awaiting the final outcome with bated breath!”

  12. Final preparations taking place for music event

    Paulette Edwards

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    What's the longest gig that you've ever been to?

    Well in Sheffield tomorrow a 24-hour event entitled Sheffield Makes Music takes place in venues across the city.

    The Cuckoo Clocks are one of the bands taking part and Sophie Townsend is from the band:

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    Video caption: Sophie Townsend on Sheffield Makes Music.
  13. Overturned car causes delays on A64

    If you were stuck in queues this morning on the A64, this is why:


    The road is now open, but was closed for about an hour this morning at Whitwell On The Hill.

    Three people have been taken to hospital as a precaution.

  14. Tool thieves target garages and manufacturers in Wakefield ram raids

    Garages, workshops and manufacturers have been targeted by ram-raiders in Wakefield, Pontefract and Castleford with high value tools being stolen.

    Tanshelf industrial estate

    Stolen cars were driven into the businesses and then loaded up with tools, driven off and abandoned.

    Police are warning people to be wary of being offered vehicle tools in suspicious circumstances.

    Yesterday thieves targeted a unit on the Tanshelf Industrial Estate, but they were unable to break in and drove off. Officers found the cars they used and are examining them.

    Quote Message: I would encourage business owners who sell or use high value tools to ensure that it is secured and not visible to those passing by." from Det Insp Dan Tillett West Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp Dan TillettWest Yorkshire Police
  15. Sheffield - the festival city?

    Paul Walker

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Sheffield is home to a variety of festivals on a variety of themes.

    The food festival took place over the Bank Holiday weekend, Tramlines is later this summer and this week alone the steel city hosts a flamenco event, BBC Music Day and Doc Fest which begins tomorrow.

    Luke Moody is the Director Of Film Programming and shared what's in store for 2017:

    Video content

    Video caption: Is Sheffield the UK's festival city?
  16. University of Leeds drops out of top 100 universities

    The University of Leeds has slipped out of the world's top 100.

    It's now sitting at number 101 in the QS World University Rankings down from number 93 last year.

    University of Leeds

    It's based on the uni's reputations as employers, how many academic papers they've published and the number of international staff and students they have.

    The University of Sheffield is up two places to 82 and the University of York sits in 135.

  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A629 West Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A629 West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between A6034 Keighley Road and A650 Hard Ings Road.

    A629 West Yorkshire - A629 in Silsden closed in both directions between the A6034 Keighley Road junction and the A650 Hard Ings Road junction.

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

  18. Train delays between Sheffield and Manchester

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    There are delays and cancellations on East Midlands Trains and Transpennine Express services between Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly currently due to a fallen tree near Stockport and a person being hit by a train near Levenshulme.

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    Tickets are being accepted on Cross Country services and Network Rail are working to reopen the line.