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  1. Teenager pleads guilty to killing seven-year-old Katie Rough.
  2. Leeds family 'heartbroken' over teenager's death in Manchester attack
  3. Cladding on Halifax high rise flats fails government fire safety tests
  4. Drugs are an 'underlying issue' at Sheffield Student Union, police say
  5. Fracking could begin in North Yorkshire in September
  6. Man seriously hurt in two-car collision in Doncaster
  7. Updates on Monday 3 July 2017

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By Claire Renwick, Elly Fiorentini and Shahid Hussain

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The "complex" project to run trams on existing train tracks is overdue and over budget, the National Audit Office says.

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Matt Critchley

Matt Critchley's 102 helps Derbyshire reach 332-9 on day one of their Division Two match against Durham at Chesterfield.

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Kevin Nolan

League Two side Notts County sign left-back Dan Jones following his departure from Chesterfield.

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Liam Plunkett

Somerset fight back with three late Yorkshire wickets after being dismissed for 268 on the opening day at Scarborough.

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Today's top stories from across Yorkshire

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

That's all from the team today, but remember that live news, sport and travel updates for Yorkshire will continue right here throughout the evening and overnight.

We'll be back from 06:30 on Tuesday with all the latest from where you live.

In the meantime, here are some of the top stories across Yorkshire today:

  1. A teenage girl has admitted killing seven-year-old Katie Rough in York
  2. The family of Manchester terror victim Sorrell Leczkowski, 14, from Leeds, have spoken of their heartbreak on the day of her funeral
  3. West Yorkshire Police officers are being asked if they want to carry guns
  4. Oscar winner Dame Judi Dench wants you to go see her teddy bears in York
  5. And could this year's Big Brother winner be from Castleford?

Watch: York's Micklegate as you've never seen it before

Abigail Davies

BBC Radio York

York's Micklegate has been transformed by a "yarn storm".

The old Roman road into the city has taken on a very woolly look in a textile transformation.

One of the people behind it is 10-year-old Daisy, who has a very special reason to get involved:

George Boyd

Sheffield Wednesday sign midfielder George Boyd on a two-year deal after he turns down a new contract with Burnley.

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Two generations of female Labour MPs share political memories

Two prominent female politicians are due to offer an insight into life at Westminster later.

Rachel Reeves and Harriet Harman
Bradford Literature Festival

Former acting leader of the opposition Harriet Harman and Leeds Labour MP Rachel Reeves will be speaking at The Bradford Literature Festival.

They'll both be talking about women's roles in British politics and how it has changed over the years.

Harriet Harman was elected as a Labour MP in 1982 to a House of Commons which was 97% male and since then, she has been a fierce champion of women’s rights.

Rachel Reeves is only the second woman after Alice Bacon to represent Leeds as an MP.

Luke Murphy

Midfielder Luke Murphy rejoins Burton Albion from Championship rivals Leeds United on a season-long loan.

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Leeds boxer Josh Warrington to appear at Great Yorkshire Show

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

One of the best featherweight boxers in the world will be talking about his successes in the ring at The Great Yorkshire Show.

Josh Warrington

Leeds lad and WBC International Champion, Josh Warrington, has been announced as one of the special guests at the three-day event.

He'll be talking about his life and career so far and is one of the special guests showcasing the very best of Yorkshire.

UCI world bike trials champion Jack Carthy, from Haworth, will also be wowing the crowd with his amazing stunts and there’ll also be a rare chance for people to get their picture taken with the Rugby League Challenge Cup.

Woman arrested following York community cafe burglary

A woman has been arrested after a burglary at a York community cafe.

The incident, at the Chill Cafe in Acomb, happened in the early hours of Saturday morning when a small amount of cash was stolen.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possessing Class B drugs and assaulting a police officer.

She remains in custody.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, at J27 for M621.

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic and one lane blocked on M62 westbound at J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of an accident.

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

Batley and Spen MP joins Jeremy Corbyn's shadow team

Ex-Coronation Street actress Tracy Brabin is among Labour MPs to have been given frontbench jobs by Jeremy Corbyn.

Tracy Brabin

The Batley and Spen Labour MP becomes a shadow education minister, with responsibility for early years provision.

The MP, who first won her seat at the by-election in October 2016 following the murder of Jo Cox, has congratulated other politicians chosen by the Labour leader as new frontbenchers:

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Jamie Proctor

Rotherham United sign Bolton Wanderers striker Jamie Proctor for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal.

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Appeal over missing Bradford 12-year-old

Concerns are growing for the welfare of a 12-year-old girl from Bradford who's been missing from her home since Sunday.

Vanessa Sugarova
West Yorkshire Police

Vanessa Sugarova, who's from Great Horton, was last seen at her home address at about 18:00 on Sunday and was reported missing late last night after she failed to return home.

She's described as white and about 5ft tall and is said to have left the house in the clothing she is wearing in the picture above.

Police and her family are concerned for her welfare due to her age and anyone with information about her whereabouts is being asked to come forward.

Fundraising campaign to save Dales hay meadow

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A fight to save one of the rarest grassland sites in the UK is under way in North Yorkshire as the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust tries to raise £175,000.

Ashes Pasture in the Yorkshire Dales
Charlotte Bickler

Ashes Pasture (pictured) is nestled between the iconic peaks of Pen-y-Ghent and Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales.

The trust has secured a loan to buy the land, but that needs to be paid back. In the first few days of its appeal it's already raised £17,000.

Curlews breed at Ashes Pasture
Jon Hawkins

In the next few weeks, the grassland will be dotted with orchids and other flowering plants as well as buzzing bees.

The area is also an important breeding ground for birds such as curlews (pictured) and meadow pipits. Sometimes you might event spot black grouse.

Barnsley teenager charged with 11 offences

A teenager from Barnsley has been charged with a total of 11 offences, including assault and burglary.

The 14-year-old boy has been charged with aggravated vehicle taking without consent, assault and burglary.

He's also been charged with three counts of driving while disqualified and three counts of driving without insurance.

The boy, who lives in west Barnsley, and who cannot be named for legal reasons, is also charged with failing to stop at a collision and failing to report a collision.

The charges relate to incidents all within Barnsley between May and June this year.

Hull man arrested over theft of cash machine in North Yorkshire

A man from Hull has been arrested in connection with the theft of a cash machine from a shop in North Yorkshire, last week.

The 44-year-old man was arrested on Sunday night over the theft which took place at the Co-operative store in Hunmanby, near Filey, on Friday.

The stolen cash machine has been recovered from the village of Burton Fleming, in East Yorkshire, along with a stolen white Tata pick-up, police say.

The arrested man has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone with more information about the theft is being asked to contact police.

Leeds family 'heartbroken' over teenager's death in Manchester attack

Members of the family of one of the Leeds victims of the Manchester terror attack say they've been left "heartbroken" by her death.

Sorrell Leczkowski
Family Photo

Sorrell Leczkowski, from Adel, was among those who died when a suicide bomber attacked concertgoers at the Manchester Arena last month.

On the day of her funeral, members of Sorrell's family have issued a statement thanking everyone who has supported them.

In the statement they say: "Sorrell will always be remembered for her love of life and her hopes and dreams for the future.

"Our hearts are broken but the love and thoughts of so many people from the local community and beyond is thoughtful and extremely comforting.

"Sorrell was only 14, but she was our rock, she kept us all grounded. She was such a clever, talented, creative girl, there was nothing she couldn’t do."

Witness appeal for information after man hit by car

Police are appealing for information after a pedestrian was left seriously hurt after being hit by a car in Brighouse last month.

It happened at about 16:55 on Thursday 22 June when the 57-year-old man was hit by a white Mercedes A-class car on Highfield Avenue, Bailiff Bridge.

The driver of the Mercedes remained at the scene.

Enquiries are continuing and anyone who was in the area around the time of the collision and witnessed what took place is asked to contact police.

Plans for psychiatric hospital for Harrogate area to be reviewed

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Plans to develop a new mental health hospital in the Harrogate area have been put on hold because of financial pressures.

The decision has been made by Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys Trust, which runs mental health services for the area, and NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group.

A full review of options for developing a mental health service for adults and older people is going to be carried out before any discussions about a new hospital take place.

Mitchell Lund

Doncaster Rovers defender Mitchell Lund joins League Two side Morecambe on a season-long loan.

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Coroner appeal after Bradford death

Bradford Coroner's Office is appealing for relatives of Colin Jefferies to get in touch.

Mr Jefferies, who was 72, passed away at his home address in Romford Court, Bradford on 28 June.

He died of natural causes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Malcolm Dyson at the Coroner’s Office on 01274 373719.

In pictures: Thousands watch Olly Murs at York racecourse

What a weekend it was in North Yorkshire for music. George Benson and Sir Tom Jones both performed at Scarborough's Open Air Theatre on Saturday and Sunday.

York's racecourse hosted Olly Murs after racing on Saturday.

More than 38,000 people watched him perform. Were you one of them? Olly's back in North Yorkshire on Sunday as he returns to Scarborough's Open Air Theatre.

THousands watched Olly Murs at York Racecourse
York Racecourse

Olly's back in North Yorkshire on Sunday as he returns to Scarborough's Open Air Theatre.

Information board near the battlefield

The War of the Roses battle in 1461 is reputed to have been the largest and bloodiest fought in England.

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The K8 well at Kirby Misperton was sunk in 2013

The company was initially granted permission to frack at a site in North Yorkshire in 2016.

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Mass brawl caught on camera in Huddersfield town centre

Huddersfield Examiner

A mass brawl in Huddersfield town centre has been captured on of three fights in a weekend marred by violence.

This trouble erupted on John William Street close to McDonald’s at 4.20 am on Sunday and men can be seen squaring up to one another before the fight starts.

Mass brawl in Huddersfield
Huddersfield Examiner

LISTEN: Teenage girl admits Katie Rough killing

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A teenage girl has admitted killing seven-year-old Katie Rough in York.

The 16-year-old appeared at Leeds Crown Court.

BBC Radio York's Louise Fewster was there this morning:

Do you know this man?

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Police in Doncaster who're investigating an attempted burglary in the Balby area are trying to find this man.

E-fit of burglary suspect

It's after a resident in Westbourne Gardens was woken up between 02:30 and 03:30 last Monday, to find a man reaching into an open window.

When they screamed, the man ran off.

Police are reminding people to keep their windows and doors closed and locked overnight.

Watch out for loose sheep if you're driving near Newmillerdam

One to watch out for if you're driving around Wakefield.

It seems there are more than just cars on the roads...

Keep an eye out for our woolly friends who've escaped on to the road near Newmillerdam:

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Tony McMahon

Bradford City full-back Tony McMahon signs a new one-year deal with the League One side.

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York hospital trial aimed at reducing hot flushes in breast cancer patients

A clinical trial looking at how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) could help breast cancer patients reduce the impact of hot flushes is to begin in York.

Common side-effects of breast cancer treatment are hot flushes and night sweats. HRT, which is normally used to treat them, can't be used for anyone on chemotherapy or anti-hormone drugs.

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of six hospitals taking part in the trial which is being funded by Breast Cancer Now.

Breast Cancer Now  has funded the trial at York hospital
Breast Cancer Now

The researchers will evaluate the impact of CBT on the women’s hot flushes and night sweats after 26 weeks. In addition, group CBT sessions will be recorded and analysed by independent psychologists, to assess its effectiveness when delivered by breast cancer nurses.

If you're being treated for Breast Cancer you can ask to be considered to take part in the trial.

Watch: Doncaster school going the extra mile to get fit

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

Pupils at Norton Infants in Doncaster are putting most of us to shame, by running a mile around the playground each day this week.

It's part of a scheme called The Daily Mile which aims to reduce childhood obesity.

A certain runner from Rotherham made a guest appearance today, too...

West Yorkshire's police to be asked if they want to carry guns

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Police officers in West Yorkshire will be asked by the Police Federation if they'd like to carry a Taser or a gun.

Its part of a survey launched by West Yorkshire Police Federation to see if they would be willing to carry a sidearm or carry a Taser with the aim of keeping both themselves and the public safer.

The survey gives rank and file officers the opportunity to have their views heard and will also ask them how they think policing would change if they were armed.

armed police
Getty Images

The survey of West Yorkshire Police officers runs until the end of July. At the same time, the Federation is also asking the public for their views on the subject.

This all feeds in our ongoing work to #ProtectTheProtectors – it’s about police officer safety, colleagues being able to protect themselves and thus be in a better position to protect the public."

Nick SmartChairman of West Yorkshire Police Federation

Man seriously hurt in two-car collision

A man's been left with life-threatening injuries after a collision between two cars in Doncaster on Sunday evening.

The collision, between a Skoke Fabia and a silver Ford Ka, happened at about 19:30 yesterday on the A6182 Great Yorkshire Way.

Great Yorkshire Way, Doncaster

An 86-year-old man travelling as a passenger in the Skoda suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to hospital where he remains.

The driver of the Skoda, a 42-year-old man, and the driver of the Ford, a 42-year-old man, both suffered minor injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is being asked to contact police.

Castleford’s Ellie second favourite to win Big Brother

Pontefract and Castleford Express

Castleford’s Big Brother hopeful, Ellie Young, is the bookies’ second favourite to win the reality series.

The 22-year-old star has been installed as 7/2 to win the Channel 5 programme, with only Chanelle McCleary getting shorter odds at 3/1.

Ellie Young, from Castleford
Pontefract and Castleford express

Police dismiss rumours of Bradford acid attack

Shahid Hussain

BBC Local Live, Leeds

West Yorkshire Police say claims of an acid attack in Bradford are rumour and that no such incident has occured.

It comes after two people in London were left with "life-changing" injuries when a corrosive substance was thrown at them through car windows. The incident is now being treated as a hate crime.

The number of acid attacks in London has risen sharply in the past four years. Since 2010 there have been more than 1,800 reports of attacks involving corrosive fluids in the capital.

The rumour in Bradford was highlighted by a team of officers who work with primary school children across the district and support vulneranble members of the community.

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Teenager critically ill after party assault

A teenage boy is critically ill in hospital following a serious assault at a party in North Yorkshire.

The 15-year-old was assaulted in Swainby, near Stokesley, on Friday night.

North Yorkshire Police said two people have been arrested in connection with the incident and released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone who was at the party at the time, or who saw an altercation between a group of 14 to 15-year-olds, is asked to contact 101.