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  1. Leeds man held in Turkey terror raid
  2. Teenagers arrested after taxi driver injured in shooting
  3. Removal of cladding continues at Sheffield tower block
  4. York soldier honoured to mark Passchendaele anniversary
  5. Urgent repairs for Sheffield Old Town Hall
  6. 'Steampunks' gather in Whitby
  7. Updates on Monday 31 July 2017

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That's all from Monday

Those are all the updates from Monday 31 July.

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Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between M1 J32 and J1 for A631.

M18 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M18 northbound between M1 J32, Thurcroft and J1, A631 (Bramley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Eshcol in Whitby

Two young fishermen died from carbon monoxide poisoning as they slept on the boat in Whitby harbour.

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Our five top stories today

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.

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

  1. Leeds man held in Turkey terror raid
  2. Teenagers arrested after Huddersfield taxi driver shooting
  3. Major delays on M62 after tanker fire
  4. Jet 2 aircraft in three 'emergency incidents'
  5. Commuters come a cropper on Leeds station's escalators

See you tomorrow.

Charity benefits from Bramall Lane pre-season friendly

Rob Staton

BBC Radio Sheffield

A pre-season friendly at Bramall Lane between Sheffield United and Stoke City has raised over £7,000 for a charity after £1 per ticket sold for the match was donated to the UK Solidarity Fund.

Captains and match officials at pre season friendly
Sheffield United FC

It's been revealed that £7,092 was given to the cause after that amount of people attended the game, with the money going to help families affected by terror attacks in the UK such as recent incidents in London and Manchester.

The tragedies have been hugely impactful, particularly at Manchester where innocent local people having a night out at a pop concert were so tragically caught up in the attack."

Kevin McCabeSheffield United co-owner

It’s important that we as a club do what we can to offer our support to those affected by such terrible events."

Peter CoatesStoke City chairman

Rotherham Hockey Club's 90th birthday celebrations announced

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

This year marks 90 years since Rotherham Hockey Club was founded and the club has announced a number of events to celebrate the milestone.

They'll host a hockey festival on Saturday 9 September with a youth tournament taking place the following day.

Rotherham Hockey Club logo
Rotherham Hockey Club

On Saturday 16 September players past and present are being asked to participate in an inter-club mixed tournament.

The final highlight will be the following day when the official opening of the new pitches will take place.

If you once played for the club, you can find out more about the celebrations here.

Concern over hospital patient who has gone missing

Have you seen missing Leeds man Ian Grant?

Ian Grant
West Yorkshire Police

The 66-year-old was last seen yesterday at about 18:40 at Leeds General Infirmary.

He left the hospital where he was an inpatient and has not been seen since.

Veolia expects compromise over Sheffield incinerator contract

Veolia expects to reach a compromise with Sheffield City Council over its waste handling contract in the coming months, the head of the French environmental services company has said.

Veolia logo
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This follows the council's plans to try to cut costs and even at one point last year threatened to cancel their contract with the company which includes bin collection, recycling, waste recovery and waste incineration which is due to run until 2036.

Waste handling costs in Sheffield are among the lowest in Britain and it's believed that Sheffield City Council want to reduce the cost of the contract significantly to help ease the pressure on its budget.

Negotiations are continuing with Sheffield, I am rather confident we can find an agreement in the next months."

Antoine FrerotVeolia chief executive

Chicken van driver charged with drink-driving offence

The driver of a van full of chickens has been charged with drink driving offences after being stopped on the A1M.

Generic drinking and driving image

North Yorkshire Police stopped the van near Bramham at about 14:00 last Friday, the driver, a 63-year-old man from Durham, failed a breath test and was arrested.

Officers say his van contained several live chickens, which they then arranged to be looked after in temporary accommodation.

The man is due to appear at York Magistrates' Court on 17 August.

Network Rail releases CCTV as a warning to passengers of escalator dangers
CCTV footage from Leeds station has captured some of the escalator accidents of people with luggage.

Windows smashed at Leeds Gypsy and traveller charity

Four windows have been smashed on the headquarters of the Leeds Gypsy & Traveller Exchange.

Leeds Gate

Police have confirmed they are investigating criminal damage caused some time between 10:15 and 10:30 on Saturday by “several young people”.

Leeds GATE is a charity that aims to give a voice to the Gypsy and traveller community.

The charity’s chief executive Helen Jones said she thought the attack might have been deliberate as no other shops or properties in the Cross Green area were damaged.

I think we’ve been targeted deliberately. There are other buildings in the area that could’ve just as easily been attacked and weren’t.”

Helen JonesLeeds GATE

Missing man may have been 'seeking shelter from the rain'

Police in Sheffield are urging people to check around their property for a missing man.

Officers are "deeply concerned" for the safety of a 19-year-old from the city who hasn't been since the early hours of Sunday morning

Alex Wilson
South Yorkshire Police

Alex Wilson was last seen at about 02:10 in the city centre when he was walking past the Ibis Hotel on Shude Hill near to the Park Square Roundabout.

South Yorkshire Police say that he hasn't been in contact with his friends and family and that they have a team of officers searching for him.

Police think he may have tried to shelter from the torrential rain that night and are urging people in the area to check the areas surrounding their property.

We would ask you to please check any out buildings or overgrown areas, it is possible that Alex may have been seeking shelter from the torrential rain."

Ch Insp Lydia LynskeySouth Yorkshire Police

Jet 2 aircraft in three 'emergency incidents'

It's emerged that a Jet2 aircraft which made an emergency landing at the weekend has been involved in three separate incidents.

Phillipa Bell

A flight from Ibiza to Leeds was diverted to Barcelona on 16 July - On Friday, the same plane was diverted to Frankfurt after a similar incident.

Passengers on both flights described how oxygen masks were released as the aircraft began to descend at speed.

It's now emerged the same aircraft veered off the runway at Manchester airport in October 2009.

New Sheffield school plans are approved

Amy Nagy

BBC Radio Sheffield

Sheffield City Council has given planning permission for a new school to be built in the Woodside area of the city.

Building work on Astrea Academy will begin before the end of the summer and will incorporate the existing Grade II listed former Pye Bank Board School building.

Artist impression of Astrea Academy
Sheffield City Council

The plan is for the school to take in pupils from September 2018.

The academy, construction company and architects will be running events for parents and the surrounding community in the autumn to talk more about what will be in store once the location opens.

Boat owner pleads guilty over double carbon monoxide deaths

The owner of a fishing boat on which two Northumberland men died has pleaded guilty to two charges over their deaths.

At Leeds Crown Court, Timothy Bowman-Davies, from Pembrokeshire, admitted failing to ensure the boat was safe and that the equipment on board was in good working order.

The boat

Mark Arries, 26, from Blyth, and Edward Ide, 21, from Amble, were found dead on the boat, which was moored in Whitby harbour, in January 2014.

They were poisoned by carbon monoxide after lighting the grill of a butane gas cooker fitted in the wheelhouse to warm the sleeping area.

Later reports showed that the men may not have died if the boat been fitted with a carbon monoxide alarm.

Concern over falling numbers of traffic officers

Jonathan Cowap

Presenter, BBC Radio York

New figures have shown there's been a significant fall in the number of dedicated traffic police officers in North Yorkshire over the past 10 years.

A Freedom of Information request reveals there were 94 in 2007, compared to around 60 now.

Former Yorkshire UKIP MEP, Godfrey Bloom is now the lead patron of the Alliance of British Drivers and he said replacing officers with cameras has been a failure:

In response the Home Office say factors such as improvements to technology are important to effective policing and not just the actual numbers of staff.

Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe accident, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of an accident involving lorry and a car. Traffic is coping well.

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

Concerns grow for missing Sheffield teenager

Oli Constable

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Police have released fresh pictures as they try to find missing 19-year-old Alex Wilson from Sheffield.

Alex was last seen at around 02:10 on Sunday morning near the Ibis Hotel near Park Square roundabout after being dropped off by a taxi on Arundel Gate at 01:46.

CCTV still

Police say he has not been seen since and he has not been in contact with any of his family or friends which is out of character.

Alex Wilson
Family photo

Alex is 6ft 2in tall and of a slim build.

On the night Alex was wearing black coloured jeans, brown suede Vans boots and a blue, checked wrangler shirt with elbow pads, however on the last CCTV sighting of him on Shude Hill, he is seen not to be wearing the shirt.

Watch: Travellers come a cropper on Leeds station's escalators

The summer holidays are here and we can all relax and unwind, this is unless you use the escalators at Leeds Train Station.

Network Rail who own the site have released this CCTV of people falling over the station's escalators because their suitcases are too heavy.

Some of the people featured had to be treated for injuries:

Can you help find missing Wakefield teenager?

A 16-year-old girl has gone missing in Wakefield, do you know where she is?

Sumaiyah Hussain
West Yorkshire Police

Sumaiyah Hussain, was last seen near Pinderfields Hospital at 10:00 this morning.

Police say that she has links to areas in Kirklees.

We are concerned for Sumaiyah's welfare and this is very much out of character for her."

Det Insp Mark AtkinsonWest Yorkshire Police

Second emergency landing for Jet2 flight in as many weeks

Clive Settle

Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

An investigation has begun after a Jet2 aircraft made an emergency landing in Frankfurt.

It was the second emergency event on the same aircraft in as many weeks.

Oxygen masks were deployed on the flight run by the Leeds-based tour operator while it headed to Prague on Friday.


The airline says it was due to a "technical fault" and senior engineers are working to establish a cause.

Watch: Boycott's 100th century in jeopardy?

Jonathan Agnew

BBC cricket correspondent on TMS

While commentating on England's win in the third test against South Africa at the Oval, I decided to have a bit of fun at the expense of Yorkshire legend Geoffrey Boycott while we were commentating together on Test Match Special.

Basically me and my other colleagues pretended that we'd seen a press release which states that he didn't get his 100th first class century at Headingley after all!

Take a look:

You can listen to ball-by-ball commentary of the final test of the series which begins at Old Trafford on Friday and in-play highlights are available via the BBC Sport website and BBC Sport app.

Listen: 'Playing out' on the streets of Sheffield

Paulette Edwards

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

With the summer holidays now in full swing, I've been hearing about a UK-wide scheme that's recently come to South Yorkshire.

The project safely closes down roads so children can "play out'" without the risk of cars and other traffic.

The next event is in Sheffield this September and Marik Puglisi told me how this works:

Police hunt man wanted on recall to prison

Have you seen this man? Police are trying to track him down because he has been recalled to prison.

Joseph Swift
West Yorkshire Police

Officers say Joseph Swift, 36, could be in the Normanton area.undefined

He has been recalled to prison for breaching the terms of his licence.

Old Town Hall to get urgent repairs

Charlotte Rose

BBC Radio Sheffield Political Reporter

Sheffield's Old Town Hall is to get urgent repairs to roof and other parts of Grade II listed structure as part of £800,000 investment in Castlegate area which we brought you news of earlier.

Sheffield's Old Town Hall

The site was opened in 1700 and has been derelict since the mid 1990s.

Rare antique stolen from York city centre

A rare and valuable antique has been stolen from York city centre.

North Yorkshire Police

The plaque was taken from premises on Stonegate and bears the full arms of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries.

It also bears the Latin motto "opiferque per orbum dicor," a quotation from Ovid's first book of Metamorphoses, which means "and throughout the world I am called the bringer of help".

Police are appealing for the public's help in trying to find it.

Bakewell show set to go ahead despite wet weather

Tom Ingall

BBC Look North

The annual Bakewell Show looks set to go ahead as planned tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday despite heavy rain over the weekend which led to the final day of the nearby Y Not festival being cancelled by organisers yesterday due to the inclement weather.

I've been in the Derbyshire village all morning and there's plenty of water around!

Flooding in Bakewell

The event draws thousands of people to the showground from areas including Yorkshire and a decision has been made to put down large amounts of chopped down straw in an attempt to dry up the site before it opens to the public tomorrow morning.

Tractor putting down straw

BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio Derby and BBC Look North will be broadcasting from the 2017 Bakewell Show across the three days of this year's event.

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J39 for A636 Wakefield and J40 for A638 Ossett.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J39, A636 (Wakefield) 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

Cladding removal continues on Sheffield tower block

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

Sheffield City Council is making progress with the removal of cladding from one of the city's tower blocks after the building failed fire safety tests.

The decision to take off the material from Hanover Tower in Broomhall was made following the Grenfell Tower disaster in June:

Your pictures of Yorkshire

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

It's been a mixed few days of weather across Yorkshire this weekend. Here's a time-lapse of the skies above Sheffield earlier this morning:

As ever you've also sent in some stunning photographs including this lovely one from Burnsall in the Yorkshire Dales:

Weather Watchers picture
BBC Weather Watchers

Some great photos have also been sent in from South Yorkshire, including this one from Darton church near Barnsley:

Darton church
BBC Weather Watchers

Not forgetting, West Yorkshire where this one was sent to us from Ferrybridge:

Farmers field
BBC Weather Watchers

If this has inspired you to get snapping, you can sign up to be a BBC Weather Watcher in seconds and you never know your picture could be used by me during my forecasts on BBC Look North.

Listen: A third fewer traffic police in North Yorkshire

The number of traffic police officers in North Yorkshire has dropped by more than third in a decade.

That's according to figures obtained by a Freedom of Information request.

They reveal there were 94 in North Yorkshire in 2007 compared to about 60 now.

The Home Office says effective policing relies on factors such as technology, and not just physical numbers.

But Jane Willetts, from the Police Federation of England and Wales, says there is no real substitute for patrols by officers:

Police clampdown on off-road bikers

Toby Foster

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Earlier we brought you the thoughts of Sheffield Heeley MP, Louise Haigh on a new off-road policing team in South Yorkshire.

The force has launched a clampdown on nuisance off-road bikers who are difficult to track in cars or on foot.

Inspector Jason Booth joined me earlier to explain more about the scheme:

Travel update: M62 lorry fire - Nine miles of delays

BBC News Travel

The lorry fire on the M62 is now out, it was caused by a tanker carrying plastic pellets:

Lorry fire
Highways England

But the queues are now stretching almost nine miles back:


Although the delays are now down to 50 mins as more traffic is getting through.

Highways England don't expect normal traffic conditions until after 15:00.

Travel update: Lorry fire causing long delays on M62

BBC News Travel

One lane is now reopen following that lorry fire on the M62 this morning.

Here's another view of the trailor of the HGV well alight:

Lorry fire
Emma Wright

Delays are still lengthy with an hour-and-a-half wait in the eight mile queue behind it.

Avoid if you can.

Travel update: Beware of cyclists on the A1M

BBC News Travel

Nice day for a bike ride, but not on the A1M:

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Travel update: M62 lorry fire - Long delays

BBC News Travel

This is the scene of a lorry fire on the M62 westbound this morning:

Lorry fire
Highways England

The blaze is causing just over eight miles of queues as two lanes are currently closed between J23 and J22.

If you're heading that way you can expect delays of 1hr 30mins, Highways England say that they don't expect traffic to return to normal conditions until about 14:30.

Severe accident: A630 South Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A630 South Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between The Wapping and Park Lane.

A630 South Yorkshire - A630 Doncaster Road in Hooton Roberts closed and heavy traffic in both directions between The Wapping junction and the Park Lane junction, because of an accident and recovery work.

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

Tree protest hearing: Firm previously broke health and safety laws

Charlotte Rose

BBC Radio Sheffield Political Reporter

A court hearing a case about tree protests in Sheffield has been told more about the criminal convictions of the company which is carrying out the 25-year highway maintenance programme in the city.

Sheffield City Council is seeking injunctions against three named campaigners and “persons unknown” to stop them from taking direct action to prevent tree felling.

Tree felling in Sheffield

Last week there was a three-day hearing at Leeds High Court.

David Forsdick QC, the barrister for Sheffield City Council, said his clients accepted that contractors Amey had been convicted of a breach of the Health and Safety at Work Act in 2011, and were fined £30,000.

It was in relation to an incident in Liverpool where a worker fell off a cherry picker while doing repairs on street lights.

But Amey denies a claim made by the barrister for the tree campaigners that the firm had been convicted of corporate manslaughter.

In a statement the company said: “Neither Amey or any company in the Amey Group, has ever been convicted of corporate manslaughter.

"The references made to corporate manslaughter in the High Court are not recognised by Amey.”

Woolly bollards: Thirsk knitters prepare for Yorkshire Day

The Yarnbombers of Thirsk have been at it again and this time is celebrating everything Yorkshire.

Thirsk Yarn Bombers
Thirsk Yarn Bombers

The knitters, famous for decorating Selby Abbey in 35,000 knitted poppies, have decorated Thirsk market place, ahead of Yorkshire Day tomorrow, with their knitted street art.

Thirsk Yarn Bombers

The town's bollards seem to have benefited from their endeavours, with the Yorkshire Air Ambulance landing safely on one and another being transformed into a tube of well known sugar coated chocolate.