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  1. North Yorkshire force faces 'unprecedented' rise in calls
  2. Man shot in eye with paintball gun in Doncaster fly protest
  3. Asda Little Angels nappies withdrawn after baby left 'blistered'
  4. Threats and car damage spark increased police patrols in Huddersfield
  5. Two injured after car hits telegraph pole in York
  6. Lottery cash boost for Rotherham homeless charity
  7. Updates on Tuesday 25 July 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Kate Linderholm and Oli Woodcock

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Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J41 for A650 and J40 for A638 Ossett.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Luis Reece

Derbyshire's Luis Reece hits 97 off 55 balls to help beat former side Lancashire, while Durham suffer a fifth straight defeat.

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John Lundstram

Championship newcomers Sheffield United sign Oxford United captain John Lundstram for an undisclosed fee.

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Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J41 for A650 and J40 for A638 Ossett.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Our top five Yorkshire stories

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

That's all from the team today, but we'll be back on Wednesday from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire.

Before we go, let's look back at a selection of our top stories from today:

1. North Yorkshire Police says it's facing an "unprecedented" increase in calls to the force's control room

2. A man is in hospital after a paintball shooting at a Doncaster protest

3. Leeds-based Asda withdraws an own-brand type of newborn nappy after a family complains their baby suffered a "chemical reaction" to the product

4. An investigation's under way in Huddersfield after a gun was fired at a house at the weekend

5. Three large textile artworks go on show along the Bronte Way in Haworth in celebration of the famous literary sisters:

Artworks at Bronte Parsonage
Bronte Society

'Explosion of creativity' in Selby

The first ever Selby Arts Festival is well under way in the town.

It's on for nine days and is described as an "explosion of creativity and culture".

Part of the festival involves transforming spaces and animating places, which is what appears to have happened here:


This creation was made in the festival takeover shop by members of the 154 Collective.

The group's made up of performers, painters writers, animators, dancers and musicians from West Yorkshire.

If you know what it is - or think you know what it might be - please let us know!

Your evening weather forecast for Yorkshire

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A fine evening is expected for Yorkshire with some sunny spells possible.

Remaining dry overnight, with clear spells at first, light winds and perhaps the odd patch of mist.

However, cloud will thicken across western parts through the night.

The minimum temperature will be about 12C (54F):

Weather graph

Your memories: Celebrating 50 years of Leeds West Indian Carnival

The "oldest carnival in Europe" is set to celebrate its 50th anniversary - and we want to hear your memories of five decades of this major festival.

Leeds Carnival

The West Indian Carnival in Leeds, which was launched in 1967, will be held in Potternewton Park over the August bank holiday weekend.

An exhibition recording its heritage, political and cultural legacy is planned for the city's Tetley gallery.

The event, which attracts more than 100,000 people, will culminate in a parade through Chapeltown and Harehills.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations, we want to hear your questions and memories about Leeds West Indian Carnival.

Click here to get in touch with answers or to share your stories on the BBC website.

Tens of thousands of illegal cigarettes seized in Huddersfield

Illegal cigarettes worth over £50,000 have been seized by West Yorkshire Police and Trading Standards.


A total of 62,860 illegal cigarettes were seized in Huddersfield at the weekend, along with 26kg of hand rolling tobacco, 219 illegal tobacco products and nearly £13,000 of cash.

The operation targeted a total of six premises in the town centre.

We're incredibly pleased with the results achieved on Saturday – it was a great success. A lot of planning went into this operation with our partner agencies. The items at market value came to several thousand pounds and we were able to make the streets of Huddersfield safer."

PC Steve NichollsKirklees District Police

Funeral held for under-14s Stanley Rangers RLFC player

The funeral of a boy from Wakefield who died after suffering a head injury in an under-14s rugby league match has been held.

Evan Hawksworth
Hawksworth Family

Evan Hawksworth was injured playing for Stanley Rangers RLFC against Batley Boys on 9 July and died in hospital later.

His funeral took place at Holy Trinity Church in Rothwell, West Yorkshire.

Evan's family said at the time of his death it had been a "tragic freak accident" and no-one was to blame.

A crowdfunding page to support the family set up by Stanley Rangers RLFC and the RFL Benevolent Fund has raised more than £25,000.

York pedal power proves popular

Trips by bike are increasing in York, new figures show.


The charity Sustrans says an investment programme to encourage cycling for shorter urban journeys has seen a 6% rise in the city - even though York already has high levels of riders.

The charity hopes the findings will help strengthen the case for investment in cycling and inspire and encourage programmes which get more people on their bikes in and around the city.

Missing Bradford woman found 'safe and well'

Earlier this afternoon we mentioned an appeal by police wanting help in finding a woman from Bradford who'd gone missing

Officers were worried for the welfare of Kelly Bradley, 39, who'd abandoned a 999 call she'd made to them in the early hours of Monday morning.

Happily, police say she's now been found:

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Woman seriously hurt after being hit by car in Sheffield

A 48-year-old woman has suffered serious injuries in a crash in Sheffield.

Manor Oaks Road, Sheffield
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The woman was hit by a car on Manor Oaks Road at about 11:30 this morning.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and driving while being disqualified.

Threats and car damage spark increased police patrols in Huddersfield

Police have increased patrols in part of Huddersfield after a car was used to damage another vehicle and several men were seen making threats.

Riddings Road
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It happened last night in Riddings Road in Sheepridge and occurred after a red Seat Ibiza was used to cause damage to a blue car.

The driver of a black vehicle which was travelling nearby then got out of their vehicle and threatened the occupants of the Seat Ibiza before making off towards Chestnut Street.

Det Insp Mark Atkinson says: "We are working to trace parties involved in the incident and are progressing significant lines of enquiry."

Swimmer Jocelyn Ulyett heads to Budapest for the World Championships
A swimmer takes on the World Championships after breaking a British 200m record.
Kevin Larroyer

Castleford's Kevin Larroyer is banned for two games for grabbing the testicles of an opponent in the process of making a tackle.

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Investigation launched after gun fired in Huddersfield

An investigation's under way in Huddersfield after a gun was fired at a house at the weekend.

Police officer

Detectives are appealing for information after the weapon was fired in the Ghyll, Fixby, on Sunday night.

They're also keen to speak to anyone who might have CCTV footage showing suspicious activity in the street between 23:00 and 00:00 on Sunday.

No-one was injured but the door of a house was damaged, say police.

We fully understand the anxiety such an incident can cause in communities and local NPT officers are providing extra patrols in the area today."

Det Ch Insp Jaz KhanFirearms Prevent Team, West Yorkshire Police

Delays issuing York City season tickets

If you're desperate to get your hands on your York City season ticket, you'll face a bit of a wait.

York City badge
York City FC

The club says the tickets won't now be available for collection until the end of next week due to a delay at the printers.

The club has apologised for the delay.

Watch: Sheffield mum's fundraising bid for daughter's treatment

Jenny Eells

Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

A mum from Sheffield is campaigning to send her daughter to Europe for life-changing surgery.

Yasmin Dennett has a severely curved spine and requires a specialist procedure which is not currently available in the UK.

If the fundraising attempt is unsuccessful, the 12-year-old could face spinal fusion, which can leave people permanently disabled:

Sign up to new Bronte artwork in Haworth

Three large textile artworks have gone on show along the Bronte Way in Haworth.

Bronte Parsonage Museum
Bronte Society

Created by the artist Lynn Setterington, they're celebrating the signatures of the famous Bronte sisters.

Members of the public are also being given the chance to sew their own signatures into the fabric.

The drop-in workshops in Haworth will take place on Tuesday 25 July and Tuesday 15 August 2017.

North Yorkshire force faces 'unprecedented' rise in emergency calls

North Yorkshire Police says it's putting several measures in place in an effort to deal with an "unprecedented" increase in calls to the force's control room.

Call centre

Councillors said they've been told of people spending up to six hours on the phone waiting to talk to someone from North Yorkshire Police.

Responding, the force says it's experienced a rise in the number of calls - particularly 999 calls – of about 20% since May this year.

The force says that on Sunday 18 June, for example, it received more calls than on New Year’s Eve, which is historically its busiest day of the year.

North Yorkshire Police's Deputy Chief Constable Lisa Winward says changes aimed at dealing with the rise in calls can't be "done overnight".

"We ask the public to please bear with us as we implement the improvement measures over the coming months," she says.

"Our control room staff are working extremely hard as we work to service the increase in demand and implement the changes."

Watch: Pair finish first 2,500-mile open canoe circumnavigation of Britain

A former West Yorkshire police officer and his nephew have become the first canoe team ever to circumnavigate Britain.

Colin Skeath, from Huddersfield, says they carried out the trip to raise money for the Forget Me Not hospice.

The pair spent nine weeks in their open canoe and travelled 2,500 miles (4,000km) clockwise around Britain.

Here's just a taster of what it was like for them:

Countdown continues to Special Olympics in Sheffield

Jenny Eells

Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Britain's Got Talent finalist Kyle Tomlinson is the latest name to be added the line up of the 2017 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony in Sheffield.

Athletes and Kyle Tomlinson

More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the event at Bramall Lane in two weeks time.

Sheffield singer Tomlinson will join the likes of Tony Hadley and James Toseland performing to the crowds.

Two injured after car hits York telegraph pole

Two people are in a serious condition in hospital after their car hit a telegraph pole in the Strensall area of York.

It happened at about 02:00 this morning at Ox Carr Lane, after its junction with Moor Lane.

The two injured people, a 28-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man, are both from the York area.

Police want people who have any information about the collision to contact them.

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Police fears for Bradford woman after abandoned 999 call

Police say they are worried about the whereabouts of Kelly Bradley, of Bradford.

Kelly Bradley
West Yorkshire Police

They say they're concerned for her welfare after an abandoned 999 call was made to them in the early hours of Monday.

The call was traced back to a mobile phone which is believed to belong to her.

Kelly is 39-years-old and is described as being around 4ft 11ins tall and has brown eyes with long brown hair.

Officers want anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact them.

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) in Wales and J30, A616 (Worksop) in Derbyshire, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Crossrail 2: Support by government 'outrageous' after northern snub

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Sheffield MP Paul Blomfield says there seems to be "a mismatch" between the resources put into transport in London and the south east and those that are needed in the north.

The Labour politician was speaking after the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling backed London's multi-billion pound Crossrail 2 scheme.

Crossrail worker

Decision time for Sheffield-based radio station Iman FM suspended over 'terror talks'

A Sheffield radio station suspended over broadcasting hate speeches has until today to respond.


Sheffield-based Iman FM had its licence suspended by Ofcom for playing lectures by radical American Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki (pictured).

Awlaki was killed in a US drone strike in 2011.

Ofcom launched an investigation of the station after a member of the public complained about the content of the lectures.

The regulator said parts of the material was "likely to encourage or incite crime or lead to disorder".

Iman FM told Ofcom it was not aware of Awlaki's background.

The regulator now has to decide either to lift the suspension or to revoke Iman FM's licence.

Muhammed Arif and Rukhsana Bibi,

Mohammed Yousaf, 65, was killed in a plot by his wife and her lover in a life insurance fraud worth £244,000.

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Watch: Deer rescue captured on film

It's not often you get this close to a deer.

The young fawn was rescued by John Walker from the canal at Whitley Lock near Selby.

After an hour of warming up it recovered. Well done Mr Walker!

Severe accident: A170 North Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A170 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, at Kirkdale Lane.

A170 North Yorkshire - A170 in Kirkbymoorside blocked and queuing traffic in both directions at the Kirkdale Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

York Minster peregrine falcon chick rescue

A young peregrine falcon has been returned to its nest at the top of York Minster after being spotted on the ground.

BBC Radio York presenters, Adam & Anna, were walking back from recording a feature for their programme when they spotted the bird on the ground.


They quickly phoned wildlife artist, Robert E Fuller, one of the people looking after the peregrines who, as it turned, out was already dashing to the rescue.

Along with Jean Thorpe (pictured) a raptor rescue rehabilitator, Robert scaled the inside tower with the chick and pushed it back out on to a ledge near its nest.


York’s resident pair of peregrines are affectionately known as Mr and Mrs Minster and are often seen perched on the cathedrals stone gargoyles or soaring high above the main tower.

Man in hospital after paintball shooting at Doncaster protest

Protestors in a Doncaster village unhappy about about a fly problem near a recycling centre have been shot at by someone wearing a balaclava on a quad bike with a paintball gun.

A 71-year-old man is in hospital after being hit in the eye and arm.

About 30 protestors turned up at Rossington to ask for action after problems they say are down to the recycling firm.

One person was hit in the eye and BBC Radio Sheffield reporter Andy Kershaw was hit in the chest.

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Listen: Endurance glider to land in North Yorkshire

A glider that's on a 750 mile flight through the UK's airspace will touch down in North Yorkshire later.

The aircraft will land at Burn Gliding Club, near Selby, one of 13 stops it's making as part of a campaign called Glide Britain.

Russell Walsh flies at Burn and says the two-week journey, being captured on film, is aimed at getting more young people into gliding:

Gliders can fly large distances, flights of more than 300 miles are common in the UK and the distance record exceeds 600 miles.

The British Gliding Association says gliders regularly achieve heights of 10,000 feet and the UK height record is 37,000 feet.

Kids names: Ant & Dec or Baradi & Jansson?

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Yesterday I told you about an appeal for name suggestions for two baby pygmy goats born at Easingwold's maize maze.

The goats, a boy and a girl, were born last Thursday.


Their great-great-grandmother, a super nanny, was famous for being the second-oldest pygmy goat when she died aged 19, earlier this year.

Farmer and maze owner, Paul Caygill, said they've not decided what to call the youngsters yet and he is open to suggestions, which you've been happy to provide.

Here's a few we've received so far:

  • Pixie
  • Lulu
  • Chipper
  • Dandy
  • Tinker
  • La La
  • Flo & Jo/e
  • Berardi & Jansson
  • Ant & Dec

I've passed all of the above on to farmer Paul.

More of your suggestions are welcome. Make yours by simply clicking here.

Watch: Behind the beat - The howl, the hum, the drum!

Here's something you don't see very often, the view from the drummer on stage.

Jack, from York band The Howl & the Hum, kindly let us attach a camera to him, for the bands storming set in the Obelisk Tent at the Deer Shed festival near Thirsk in North Yorkshire: the howl, the hum, the drum!:

Yorkshire's weather today

There will be a good deal of cloud early on.

However it should gradually tend to become brighter with some sunny spells developing.


Dry for most parts though an isolated shower is possible inland through the afternoon.

It should remain fine through the evening and overnight with clear periods.