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Summary

  1. Sheffield Children's Hospital building fails fire safety tests
  2. Former Lord Mayor of Leeds jailed for child sex offences
  3. Police watchdog probes claims ex-South Yorkshire PCC lied on oath
  4. 'Hand grenade' sparks evacuation at Leeds police station
  5. North Yorkshire mum's 'stolen' baby case goes to European court
  6. Sheffield tram-train scheme costs spiral to £75m
  7. Updates on Tuesday 4 July 2017

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By Elly Fiorentini, Adam Pinder-Smith and Shahid Hussain

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from Tuesday

    Those are all the updates from Tuesday 4 July.

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  2. Our top Yorkshire stories today

    Shahid Hussain

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    That's all from us for today, but remember that news, sport and travel updates from across Yorkshire will continue right here throughout this evening and tonight.

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

    Meanwhile, here's a look at some of our top stories in Yorkshire today:

    1. A police station is evacuated in Leeds after what's believed to be a hand grenade is brought in by a member of the public
    2. A woman who believes her baby was abducted at birth in Spain will have her case looked at by the European Court of Human Rights
    3. A former Lord Mayor of Leeds is jailed for 32 months after making and distributing indecent photographs of children
    4. Whitby's world famous Magpie Cafe is expected to re-open soon after a fire earlier this year
    5. And there's a graphic warning from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service about why petrol and sheds just don't go together...
  3. Search for missing rapist moves north

    The search for a convicted double rapist has moved to Leeds after a possible sighting in the city.

    Sean Perry, 46, who also uses the surnames Cawthray and Goldthorpe, was last seen at his probation-approved address in Leicester on 19 June.

    A man fitting Sean's description was spotted talking to a young woman with a child outside The Duncan pub in Duncan Street, Leeds, on Sunday afternoon.

    Police have warned members of the public not to approach him.

    Sean Perry
  4. Bringing it all back home: US morris dancers visit Yorkshire

    Steve White

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    It's well known that many Americans love everything British, but did you know they're partial to a bit of morris dancing?

    Indeed, it seems they're a fan of all things morris-related - the bells, sticks and handkerchiefs, the works - on the other side of the Atlantic.

    To prove this, the Minnesota Traditional Morris Men are currently in the UK on tour, including performances in Sheffield and York.

    Ed Stern and Hassan Safouri are from the group and told me how they got into the pastime:

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    Video caption: Ed and Hassan, morris men from the USA.
  5. Police appeal over fail-to-stop crash in Bradford

    Police in Bradford are appealing for witnesses after two people ran off from a car which had crashed into a shop in the city at the weekend.

    Officers saw the car, a white Volkswagen Golf GTi, being driven erratically on Killinghall Road at about 03:50 on Sunday morning.

    They requested that the driver stop the car, but it continued along Leeds Old Road and then back towards Killinghall Road where it left the road and hit a shop.

    The two occupants of the car - both believed to be Asian men in their 20s, one of whom is thought to have been wearing a grey hooded top - ran away from the scene.

    Sgt Andrew Gudgeon says: "We believe people will have seen this vehicle driving erratically around the area before it left the road and collided with the shop.

    "We'd also like to hear from anyone who may have seen two males of similar description running from the Killinghall Road area at that time."

  6. Roads re-open after Leeds 'grenade' incident

    We've just been told that the roads around Weetwood Police Station in Leeds have been re-opened following an earlier incident there.

    A cordon was set up and the police station was evacuated after a man brought in what's thought to have been a hand grenade which he'd found while clearing out a relative's house.

    Army bomb disposal squad experts were called in and the device was "made safe", say police.

    During the incident, the A660 Otley Road was closed causing major traffic delays in the area.

    It looks like things should now be getting back to normal:

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  7. Fancy building your own home in York?

    Could building your own home be more affordable than buying one? It's an idea being proposed by City of York Council on a site in Acomb.

    builder laying bricks

    The area will include new housing, homes for the over 55s and plots reserved for those interested in building their own homes.

    The council's now inviting people to find out more at an event on 11 July which includes advice from council officers and community-led housing groups.

    The authority says it's a way of offering residents creative options to secure affordable homes for themselves in the city.

    Quote Message: This is a great deal for people looking to get on to the property ladder or to build a home with the space their household needs." from Sam Lisle City of York Council
    Sam LisleCity of York Council
  8. Leeds Carnival founders to be honoured

    The 50th anniversary of Leeds' world-famous West Indian Carnival will be marked by a special city council meeting.

    People celebrating Leeds carnival

    All 99 members of Leeds City Council are expected to be in the chamber for the meeting, which will welcome Carnival founders Arthur France and Ian Charles.

    The council says it wants to recognise Carnival's lasting legacy and the way it has helped put Leeds onto the world stage.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J36 for A61 Birdwell and J35 for A629 Rotherham.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M1 southbound between J36, A61 (Birdwell) and J35, A629 (Rotherham).

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

  10. Sheffield Children's Hospital cladding to be removed 'as soon as possible'

    Rebecca Kerry

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust has released a statement following the news that a building on its site has failed government fire safety checks.

    Sheffield Children's Hospital sign

    Cladding from the Stephenson Wing of Sheffield Children's Hospital has been identified as needing to be removed and the trust says this will be carried out "as soon as possible".

    The cladding is on the top two floors of the five-tier hospital building on Western Bank.

    The trust has confirmed that patients are not housed there during hospital stays and staff who work in that area are receiving additional fire safety training:

    Quote Message: We can assure families that the hospital remains a safe place to visit." from Spokesperson Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
    SpokespersonSheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
  11. World's oldest football club begins new season tonight

    Andy Giddings

    Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

    The oldest football club in the world, Sheffield FC, begins its 160th season tonight with a pre-season friendly against Chesterfield.

    The two sides first met in 1872 and if you're going tonight, the match kicks off at 19:30.

    The match takes place at Sheffield's Coach and Horses ground, which looks all set for the fixture:

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