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Summary

  1. Man charged with modern slavery offences over missing girls
  2. Bradford flats fail fire safety test
  3. Huddersfield hospital campaigners 'betrayed' by plans for replacement
  4. Plans for 20mph zone in Sheffield city centre
  5. Honorary degree from Yorkshire university for David Blunkett
  6. Buses instead of trams on some Sheffield routes
  7. Second time around for old bikes in Barnsley
  8. Russell Crowe to pay gig in Leeds
  9. Updates on Friday 14 July 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Adam Pinder-Smith and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

  1. Our five top stories today

    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. Man charged with modern slavery offences over missing Vietnamese girls
    2. Bradford flats fail fire safety test
    3. Reduced speed limit in Sheffield city centre?
    4. Leeds man convicted in vacuum scam
    5. Sheffield-born player is most expensive English defender ever

    See you next week.

  2. Could Sheffield see 20 mph speed limit?

    Howard Pressman

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    This morning we heard news that Sheffield city centre could have a speed limit of 20 mph in places.

    Here's a list of the streets that would be affected by the change:

    Street sign

    Douglas Johnson is a Green party councillor for City Ward and told me his view:

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    Video caption: Douglas Johnson from the Sheffield Green Party.
  3. Cyclists take over Sheffield city centre

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    The annual Sheffield City Ride is taking place on Sunday.

    The event is designed to get the public on their bikes safe in the knowledge that they won't run into vehicles as the roads are closed off.

    Here's the route:

    Sheffield city ride

    In preparation for the event roads will closed across Sheffield on Suunday between 08:30 and 16:00.

    Here's some more details as to what will and won't be open:

    View more on twitter
  4. World Para-athletics Championships: West Yorkshire's hopefuls

    Tonight the World Para-athletics Championships begins, and there's plenty for us in West Yorkshire to be shouting about, with two world-class Paralypians taking part.

    Kadeena Cox and Hannah Cockroft

    It is being billed as the biggest edition of the event ever, with more tickets sold for the event at the London Stadium than in all of the eight previous championships combined.

    Halifax's Hannah Cockroft won three gold medals at Rio 2016 and can repeat the feat in London in the 100m, 400m and 800m. She already has 12 Paralympic and World titles to her name.

    Leeds' Kadeena Cox made a name for herself in Brazil by winning gold on the cycling track and athletics track, and will hope to add a 400m world title to her accomplishments.

  5. Wakefield Council Leader reassures local businesse over plans for market hall development

    Shop owners in Wakefield city centre have been assured that business will not be affected by the arrival of a new shopping centre.

    Wakefield Market Hall proposed development

    Talks to close the existing £3m Market Hall and turn it into a cinema complex have been ongoing since 2014.

    Council Leader Peter Box defended the arrival of the new shopping centre, saying that the correct market research will take place.

    Quote Message: Clearly in this case, Sovereign Centros have done that research and they believe they can make a profit." from Peter Box Wakefield Council Leader
    Peter BoxWakefield Council Leader

    It comes after claims that the new build could drive away business from existing shopping centres and independent businesses.

    Quote Message: We must get the balance between the big firms that we want because they've got the jobs that people need, but at the same time invest in smaller firms in a niche market." from Peter Box Wakefield Council Leader
    Peter BoxWakefield Council Leader
  6. Arrest warrant for York 'seagull walking' woman

    Police are searching for a woman who was arrested for walking a seagull on a lead after she failed to appear in court.

    Parliament Street

    Officers found Anna Marie Marshall, 44, of no fixed abode, walking the bird in Parliament Street in York on 28 June.

    She was due to appear at York Magistrates' Court charged with animal cruelty offences and using abusive and threatening behaviour. An arrest warrant has been issued.

    The injured bird had to be put down.

  7. 'Ring road spend is worth it'

    Nick Morris

    BBC Radio York

    The man in charge of transport in York says spending £32m upgrading parts of the outer ring road will be money well spent.

    Senior councillors have approved the five-year project to improve seven roundabouts between Wetherby Road and Monks Cross.

    The road will be widened to three lanes approaching each island and widened to two lanes leaving them and Ian Gillies says alternative solutions are simply unaffordable at present:

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    Video caption: Ian Gillies on York outer ring road improvements.
  8. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J26 for M606 and J27 for M621 affecting J24 for A629.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M62 eastbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of an accident involving three cars. Congestion to J24, A629 (Ainley Top).

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

  9. Lincoln woman convicted in vacuum scam

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A man from Leeds and his mother have been convicted of conning elderly and vulnerable people out of money by convincing them their vacuum needed servicing.

    Dyson

    Thomas Scoffin, 31 from Park Avenue in Leeds and his mother Linda Scoffin, 66 from Hall Drive in Lincoln were convicted of conspiracy to defraud at Leeds Crown Court today.

    The pair cold-called their victims and falsely claimed that their Dyson vacuum cleaners needed servicing and that their company Excel Servicing represented the manufacturer.

    They over charged for parts, as much as 10 times the true value, which funded a lavish lifestyle of holidays, high-end clothing and a wedding for Ms Scoffin.

    They are due to be sentenced 18 August

    Quote Message: The company deliberately targeted elderly and vulnerable people including some who had dementia." from Colin Rumford Trading Standards
    Colin RumfordTrading Standards
  10. Man honoured for helping save woman's life

    A man from Barnsley has been honoured for clambering into a crashed car to help save a woman’s life.

    Richard Chadburn, from Hoyland, came across a vehicle that was on its side with three people in it.

    Police have presented him with a commendation for his actions in helping to save the life of the76-year-old woman by bearing her body weight for 40 minutes until the emergency services arrived.

    Richard Chadburn

    His action prevented further injury, say police, and they're praising his compassion in helping the woman.

  11. Kyle Walker: The most expensive English player ever

    Andy Giddings

    Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

    Sheffield-born Kyle Walker has just become the costliest English player in the history of football.

    He's just put this on social media to announce his transfer from Tottenham to Manchester City:

    View more on twitter

    The 27-year-old right back has agreed the move for a fee that could be as much as £50 million.

    The five-year contract will also see his former club Sheffield United benefit, as they have a sell on clause in the contract that took him from Bramall Lane to north London in 2009.

  12. BreakingSheffield-born player is most expensive English defender ever

    BBC Sport

    Sheffield-born footballer Kyle Walker has become the most expensive English defender in the history of football.

    He's attained the accolade following his move from Tottenham to Manchester City was agreed.

    His initial fee will be £45 million and he's signed a five-year contract.

    Sheffield United are in line to receive 10% of the deal as he played at Bramall Lane early in his career.

  13. Leeds family spend four hours finding lost car

    Staff at a shopping centre spent four hours helping a Leeds family track down their car after they had forgotten where it was parked.

    Carmen Railton

    The family, from Leeds, arrived for their daughter's graduation in Hull on Wednesday and parked in a rush.

    As reported in the Hull Daily Mail, they approached St Stephen's staff Carmen Railton and Ebrima Touray after spending an hour looking for their car.

    The vehicle was eventually found at the King William car park.

    Quote Message: They said they knew the car was in a pay and display car park, which was £2.50 all day and closed at 18:30." from Carmen Railton
    Carmen Railton
  14. Graves Park refurbishment confirmed

    Jenny Eells

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Almost £300,000 has been put aside to help revamp Graves Park in Sheffield.

    The project has been financed partly by the sale of Cobnar Cottage and some other grants and will see the play equipment improved, tennis courts revamped and toilets upgraded.

    Mary Lee is the cabinet member for culture, parks and leisure on Sheffield City Council and told me why they've spent the money in this way:

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    Video caption: News of funding to help redevelop Graves Park.

    Some work is underway with other parts of the project taking place throughout the rest of 2017.

  15. The Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle to receive £750,000 funding

    The Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle have secured funding of £750,000 for a groundbreaking new project, Yorkshire Sculpture International.

    The Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle

    Funding for the project will come from the Arts Council England's Ambition for Excellence programme.

    It combines Leeds Art Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Henry Moore Institute and The Hepworth Wakefield - which recently picked up the award for UK's Museum of the Year, 2017.

    The project will be showcased in Leeds and Wakefield from July to September 2019, with planning beginning in July 2018.

    Quote Message: Yorkshire has long been celebrated for its wealth of sculpture and I’m delighted that we are funding this project." from Sarah Maxfield Arts Council England
    Sarah MaxfieldArts Council England
  16. Kid G in the ring this weekend

    Shamir Masri

    BBC Look North

    Tomorrow night, Sheffield featherweight boxer Kid Galahad steps into the ring at Wembley Arena taking on Mexican Jose Cayetano for the vacant IBF Intercontinental title.

    A win for Kid G would propel him up the world rankings and in 2018 it's likely he'll be matched up against the best in his division and finally get his world title shot.

    He's on the under card Chris Eubank Jr's IBO world title defence against Arthur Abraham.

    Ahead of the fight I caught up with him at the Ingle Gym in Wincobank:

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    Video caption: Kid Galahad on his fight at Wembley.
  17. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A618 South Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A618 South Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between Boston Castle Grove and Brunswick Road.

    A618 South Yorkshire - A618 Moorgate Road in Rotherham closed in both directions between the Boston Castle Grove junction and the Brunswick Road junction, because of an accident involving a car and a motorcycle.

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

  18. Brake pipes cut on cars in Sheffield

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    South Yorkshire Police are asking vehicle owners to be on their guard after a series of brake pipes were cut.

    Three incidents in the Greystones area of Sheffield have been reported in the last six weeks.

    The damage has occurred on Greystones Road and Dobbin Hill.

    Greystones in Sheffield

    The force are now advising you inspect under your vehicle, looking for any obvious fluid that maybe visible around the wheels and also try the brakes using the foot pedal before starting your journey.

    Any information relating to crimes can be passed on via 101.