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Summary

  1. York-born Sir Vince Cable to run for Lib Dem leadership
  2. Anger over Bradford dementia care home closure plan
  3. 'Machete' pair chase two men outside Doncaster school
  4. Blue plaque for former York home of Oscar-winning composer
  5. Go-ahead expected for thousands of new homes in Bradford
  6. Doncaster Sheffield Airport 'fastest growing' in country
  7. Updates on Tuesday 20 June 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Claire Renwick and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from Tuesday...

    Those are all our news, weather, sport, and travel updates from across Yorkshire on Tuesday.

    Want to find out what's happening where you live on Wednesday 21 June 2017? Just click here.

  2. Sheffield City Council announce sprinkler plan

    Sheffield City Council has announced it will be fitting sprinklers in all 24 of its tower blocks.

    This evening the council said it would be announcing a series of meetings from Wednesday to speak to residents.

    The news comes after the fire at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington claimed the lives of at least 79 people.

    A spokesman for Sheffield City Council said they had always intended to review their policy on sprinklers as part of ongoing renovation and improvement works but was bringing the commitment forward to provide extra reassurance to residents.

    Councillor Jayne Dunn said: “We have done a huge amount of work in recent years to make sure our tower blocks are safe.

    "The cladding systems are fireproof and comply with building and planning regulations.

    “We had always intended to review our position on sprinklers later this year. But as an extra reassurance to residents, I am today announcing this has been brought forward and we will be fitting sprinklers in all 24 blocks.”

    The council will start consulting on a block by block basis later this year with tenants and leaseholders.

    There is already one tower block with sprinklers – Callow Mount – which was retro-fitted in 2011, as part of work with the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

    Twenty one of the council’s 24 tower blocks have metal cladding.

    A spokesman said the cladding is fireproof as the insulation is mineral and rock wool, with fire breaks at the floor and party walls.

    They added: "This creates a fire-proof box around each flat to the external structure to prevent the spread of fire to other flats.

    "The other three are brickwork-clad and designed to operate in the same way as the other 21 but in these cases have a separate metal fire barrier installed."

  3. Our five top stories today

    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. Anger over Bradford dementia care home closure plan
    2. York-born Sir Vince Cable to run for Lib Dem leadership
    3. Halifax bingo addict jailed for stealing employer's cash
    4. Police watchdog reopens inquiry over murder investigation
    5. Show falcon flees as red kites turn on bird

    See you tomorrow.

  4. Do you recognise this man? Three cases of 'inappropriate touching'

    Police in Leeds want to speak to this man after three cases of "inappropriate touching" in an area of Leeds.

    CCTV

    All three instances happened on Cardigan road between 5 June and 12 June.

    Each time a man has walked up to his female victims and touched them inappropriately in broad daylight before running off.

    The victims say that he spoke with a Yorkshire accent. 

  5. Picture released after Sheffield pub attack

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Detectives investigating an assault at a pub in Sheffield have released CCTV images of a man want to speak to.

    CCTV images of Sheffield pub assault

    A 38-year-old man suffered facial injuries after being punched at The Harley Hotel in Glossop Road in Broomhill .

    It happened at around 02:00 on Thursday 30 March.

  6. Woman, 91, injured in shop cigarette robbery

    A 91-year-old woman was injured in a robbery in Dewsbury yesterday morning.

    Police

    It happened at about 08:35 at Bennett Stores on Leeds Road when a man went into the shop and asked for a pack of cigarettes.

    Police say he went around her side of the counter, pushed her to the floor, stole the cigarettes and then took money from the till.

    He left the woman with minor injuries and she had to go to hospital.

    Quote Message: This was an extremely callous incident involving an elderly woman and fortunately she wasn't more seriously injured." from Det Insp Mark Atkinson West Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp Mark AtkinsonWest Yorkshire Police
  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A631 South Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A631 South Yorkshire both ways severe accident, around B6066 Whitehill Lane.

    A631 South Yorkshire - A631 Bawtry Road in Brinsworth blocked and very slow traffic in both directions around the B6066 Whitehill Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  8. Show falcon flees as red kites turn on bird

    A falcon used in display shows has gone missing after it was chased by red kites over Harewood House.

    Falcon

    The bird, named Icarus, was at the stately home training for a country show this weekend with his owner Jonathan Marshall.

    But the kites weren't too happy at the site of the falcon flying around their territory and chased him off in the direction of Wetherby.

    He hasn't been seen since and his owner says he's "desperate" to see the bird again as it's trained to fly through the legs of dancing stallions and is one-of-a-kind.

  9. Invented in the North: Jet-propelled mobility scooter tested

    If you think that some people who ride mobility scooters go a bit too quick on pavements, don't tell them about this jet-powered one.

    It has reached an eye-watering speed of more than 70mph on a North Yorkshire airfield.

    Tom Bagnall, an amateur engineer, built the vehicle out of two old turbo units and is featured in a new programme about aviation innovations in the north of England.

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    Video caption: Invented in The North: Jet-propelled mobility scooter tested
  10. Bradford specialist dementia care home to close

    A care home in Bradford that specialises in looking after people who suffer from dementia will close.

    Care home

    Holme View care home in Tong has 22 residents with dementia, but Bradford Council has decided it should close.

    It could shut as early as this autumn as the council say it's no longer fit for purpose.

    There were tears from the relatives of some residents after the decision was made.

    The decisison means residents will be moved to other private care homes.

  11. Three men jailed over botched Doncaster robbery

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Three men from Rossington who tried to carry out an armed robbery at a Doncaster shop have been jailed.

    Ian Cherry, Lee Littledyke, Timothy Butler,

    Ian Cherry, aged 34, from West End Lane, along with 39-year-old Timothy Butler of Firth Crescent, and 38-year-old Lee Littledyke from Deacon Crescent, targeted Woodhouse Newsagents in Hatfield Woodhouse last December.

    They threatened workers with an imitation firearm and demanded cash, but left empty-handed after staff challenged them.

    Ian Cherry was handed the longest sentence of the trio - ten years behind bars.

    Butler was jailed for eight years and Littledyke for six years.

    Quote Message: I'd like to praise the members of the public who acted quickly, calling police and giving us details of the car involved." from Karen Grave Detective Constable
    Karen GraveDetective Constable
  12. Police want this man after commuter attacked in train station

    Police want to speak to this man after a commuter was punched in Leeds railway station because he "was walking too slowly".

    CCTV

    It happened during rush hour on 28 April as the victim was walking down the escalater in Leeds train station.

    He heard someone behind him swearing and telling him to walk faster.

    He carried on towards the exit, before a man came from behind him and punched him in the face.

    He fell to the floor and the attacker stepped over him and left the station.

  13. BreakingSpecialist Bradford care home to close

    The Holme Wood specialist care home in Bradford will close, meaning 22 residents with dementia will have to be re-homed.

    More to follow...