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Summary

  1. Live updates on Monday 21 August 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Adam Pinder-Smith and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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Carlos Carvalhal

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal is involved in an altercation with a steward as Bolton reached the EFL Cup third round.

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Leonid Slutsky

Doncaster Rovers inflict a third straight defeat on a much-changed Hull City to knock them out of the EFL Cup.

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Leicester players celebrate

Goals from Islam Slimani, Demarai Gray and Ahmed Musa take Leicester past Sheffield United and into the EFL Cup third round.

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That's all from Monday

Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Monday 21 August 2017.

Want to find out what's happening where you live on Tuesday 22 August? Just click here.

Severe accident: A58 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A58 West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, at A58.

A58 West Yorkshire - A58 in Leeds blocked northbound at the A58(M) junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J35 for A629 Rotherham.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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

  1. Boy needs plastic surgery after Robin Hood's Bay dog attack
  2. Motorcycle racer Gavin Lupton dies after crash earlier this month
  3. Minority behind estate disorder - York councillor
  4. ACAS intervene in Doncaster bin strike
  5. Partial solar eclipse: What can we see in Yorkshire?

See you tomorrow

The founders of the Leeds carnival reflect on 50 years of success
The "oldest carnival in Europe" is gearing up to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

'Wheelie good' new record set in North Yorkshire

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Yorkshire Live

Here's one that may have passed you by, but it shouldn't because it's probably the greatest thing that happened this weekend - anywhere!

The Motorcycle World Wheelie Championships took place at Elvington Airfield near York on Saturday and Sunday.

Ted Brady
John Bearby

Perhaps best of all it was won by a bloke called Ted. Ted Brady (pictured above) to be exact, the Irishman set a new Motorcycle Wheelie World speed record at just over 217mph over a kilometre.

Nine riders in total completed the course, last year's top speed of 213 mph was superceded with help from a tail wind according to the organisers.

New police horses learn to keep calm and carry on

South Yorkshire's newest equine recruits have been upping their skill sets.

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Carmen the opera comes to Sheffield

Rony Robinson

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

A new production of the opera Carmen is coming to Sheffield's Kelham Island Museum from tomorrow.

Here's a peak at what's in store:

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I've been up to rehearsals to meet Sophie Goldrick who's been cast in the lead role:

Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J1 for A631.

M18 South Yorkshire - M18 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic northbound at J1, A631 (Bramley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Doncaster man jailed for 'disturbing imagery' of child abuse

A man from Doncaster has been jailed for four years after police discovered he was talking about abusing a child in online chats and was in possession "disturbing imagery" of abuse.

Steven Byrne
West Yorkshire Police

Steven Byrne, 32 from Radburn Road in Rossington, Doncaster was sentenced to four years in prison at Leeds Crown Court today after pleading guilty to trying to facilitate a child sex offence and indecent imagery offences.

Officers arrested him in June after he was using social media to talk to another adult about sexually abusing a young child. They seized a computer and storage devices which revealed he had a number of indecent images.

Det Insp Steve Greenbank said: "Some very disturbing imagery was found on computer storage."

Byrne has been convicted following a thorough and detailed investigation by my officers to prevent him having the opportunity to carry out his horrible and wicked intentions."

Ch Spt Mabs HussainWest Yorkshire police

Dinosaurs in Sheffield?

Howard Pressman

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Dinosaurs have been spotted in Sheffield this week as a new interactive family show based on the creatures comes to the city's Lyceum Theatre.

The production combines actors with puppets on stage and is on at the venue all week.

Earlier I spoke with Danielle the 'dinosaur wrangler' who told me what audiences can expect to witness:

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J31 for A655 and J30 for A642.

M62 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic on M62 westbound between J31, A655 (Castleford) and J30, A642 (Rothwell), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Leeds Festival traffic advice released

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Yorkshire Live

The 2017 Leeds Festival takes place this weekend and the Highways Agency has released advice for drivers who'll be around the Bramham Park venue this week.

Motorists are advised that motorways, major A roads and surrounding minor roads near the site are likely to be busy all week, with Thursday traditionally the busiest day for festival traffic.

Leeds Festival Main Stage
BBC

Traffic travelling northbound will access the festival site from junction 45 of the A1, with southbound traffic being directed to use junction 44.

The A64 will also be closed in both directions from 2100 on Sunday evening between the Bramham Interchange and the Fox and Grapes pub as people leave the festival site.

The advice for non-festival traffic is to avoid the area.

We have a lot of experience of handling events like this and have tried and tested systems in place. We work with our emergency service colleagues and the event organisers to ensure those heading for the event get there with minimum fuss and delays."

Hayley RobsonHighways England in Yorkshire

Billy's virtual marathon

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Yorkshire Live

Local lad Billy Roe has done his bit to say "thank you" to Sheffield Children's Hospital by completing a virtual marathon for the charity.

Eight-year-old Billy was first admitted to the hospital aged just one week and has since been diagnosed with Prader-Willi syndrome which which reduces muscle tone and makes moving difficult and painful.

Billy and his family completing his virtual marathon
Sheffield Children's Hospital

He did he 26.2 miles in stages across South Yorkshire and wanted to complete his challenge to thank all the staff for doing an "amazing job".

ACAS intervene in Doncaster bin strike

Peter McNerney

BBC Radio Sheffield

The conciliation service ACAS has been called in to try to resolve deadlocked talks between union officials and the bin collection operator SUEZ in a bid to avert a bin strike in Doncaster.

A five day strike is planned from this Wednesday in a row over pay.

Bin collection on a street.
BBC

The company says their latest pay offer has been rejected by UNITE which means the strike is looking all the more likely.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, at J28 for A650.

M62 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic on M62 eastbound at J28, A650 (Tingley), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Five police officers injured in Wakefield over weekend

Five police officers in Wakefield were injured over the weekend in three separate incidents - including two dog attacks.

Police
PA

Three female officers and two males were hurt in the attacks which resulted in one woman being charged with assaulting police officers and drunk and disorderly behaviour.

In another incident, a male constable and female officer were left with serious injuries from a Staffordshire bull terrier when they were attending a call.

Both needed to be treated in Pinderfields hospital for bite wounds to their lower bodies and a 34-year-old man was arrested and has been released.

In a third incident, a male officer sustained a leg injury while assisting a colleague making an arrest in Wakefield.

Officers join the service expecting to deal with challenging situations but being attacked as a public servant should never, ever be ‘part of the job."

Ch Supt Mabs HussainWest Yorkshire Police

Severe disruption: A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J37 for A635 Barnsley Road.

A1(M) South Yorkshire - A1(M) lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic southbound at J37, A635 (Marr), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J34 for A631 and J35 for A629 Rotherham.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) and J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Leeds College of Art is awarded university status

An arts college has been awarded university status, making it the fourth in Leeds.

Leeds Arts University
Leeds Arts University

Leeds College of Art has become Leeds Arts University, joining the University of Leeds, Leeds Beckett University and Leeds Trinity University.

The institution said it is "the only specialist arts university in the North of England".

Founded in 1846, former students include renowned artists Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Damien Hirst.

A mermaid at the BBC?

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Yorkshire Live

When she's on dry land she's Laura Siddall a postal worker from Walkley in Sheffield but when she's near water Laura transforms into Luna Tides-Swell the mermaid.

She's just represented Yorkshire at the Miss Mermaid competition in Northampton and now entertains people across South Yorkshire at children's parties and big events.

Luna Tide-Swell the mermaid swimming
@MermaidLunaTide

Luna popped into the BBC earlier to celebrate her success:

Motorcycle racer Gavin Lupton dies after crash earlier this month

BBC Sport

A motorbike racer critically injured in the Dundrod 150 race earlier this month has died.

Gavin Lupton
Pacemaker

Gavin Lupton was 37 and from Otley..

He was critically injured during a challenge race at the County Antrim event on Thursday 11 August.

Mr Lupton competed at the North West 200 and Isle of Man TT, as well as the Ulster Grand Prix, in recent years. He also raced at Irish national road race meetings during his career.

Listen: 'This big rash developed'

Paulette Edwards

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Former rugby international Matt Dawson has been talking to me about how he's combated lyme disease.

A new campaign to raise awareness about the illness is being launched today and the Question of Sport team captain is backing the cause.

He says he was infected in the simplest of ways:

Yorkshire representation in Scotland football squad

Rob Staton

BBC Radio Sheffield

Barry Bannan and Steven Fletcher have both been selected for the Scotland squad by manager Gordon Strachan.

The Sheffield Wednesday duo are part of a 28-man team for the two World Cup qualifiers against Lithuania and Malta in September.

Barry Bannan and Steven Fletcher
Getty Images

Both men played for Sheffield Wednesday in their 1-0 win over Fulham on Saturday.

Listen: 'It's been massively amplified through social media'

Howard Pressman

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Today the Crown Prosecution Service has published new statements on how it will prosecute hate crime.

Prosecutors are being told that hate crimes committed online should be pursued as seriously as offences carried out face to face.

Celebrities, sports stars and MPs have all been victims and there's been an increase in cases since the rise of social media.

One person who's suffered abuse of this kind is Sheffield Heeley MP, Louise Haigh:

In pictures: Blue skies across Yorkshire

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Yorkshire Live

Over the weekend, we received some great pictures from our BBC Weather Watchers from across Yorkshire.

Firstly, there's this belter of a picture of Canal Gardens at Roundhay, Leeds, from Weather Watcher Cross Gates:

BBC Weather Watchers picture
BBC Weather Watcher

Next stop, South Yorkshire where this one arrived yesterday from Wadsley:

BBC Weather Watchers picture
BBC Weather Watcher

And finally, North Yorkshire where this photo from Knaresborough was sent to us on Saturday:

BBC Weather Watchers picture
BBC Weather Watcher

Becoming a BBC Weather Watcher is easy and you could find your picture being used on the weather forecasts on BBC Look North.

Man hits out at state of churchyard where his parents are buried

Bradford Telegraph and Argus

A man has hit out at the state of the churchyard where his parents are buried.

Frank Garside, 65, from Low Moor, says he has to "fight through weeds" at St Mark’s Churchyard to visit the plot where his parents Ernest and Clara are buried.

Grave
Bradford Telegraph and Argus
Chris Wood

Burnley sign New Zealand striker Chris Wood from Leeds United for a club record transfer fee, thought to be about £15m.

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Watch: York gets ready for first ever £1m horse race

Joanita Musisi

Reporter, BBC Radio York

York's oldest, richest and most famous race meeting returns to the city this week.

The Ebor Festival starts on Wednesday and hosts its first ever £1m race.

I've been to a stables near Malton, where I met the lovely Seymour who's running at the Ebor meeting and is looking in fine form:

Mike Flynn

Newport County manager Mike Flynn thanks Leeds for agreeing to share the Carabao Cup gate receipts but is looking to progress at their expense.

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In pictures: Twenty years on from The Full Monty

Oli Constable

Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

It's 20 years this month since the film The Full Monty was first released.

The film was set and filmed in Sheffield and was one of the biggest British cinema hits of the 1990s, starring Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson and Hugo Speer.

To mark the anniversary, I've been out across the Steel City with postcards featuring scenes from the movie to see how those locations have changed.

First, here's Bacon Lane in Attercliffe where the famous car-in-the-canal scene was shot:

Full Monty postcard
BBC

Here's the location of the Millthorpe Working Men's Club - which is actually in Firth Park:

Full Monty postcard
BBC

And finally, here's that famous street scene with Robert Carlyle walking down what, in real-life, is Idsworth Road, near the Northern General Hospital:

Full Monty postcard
BBC

If you have any memories of the film - maybe you were even an extra in the cast - then why not email yorkshirelive@bbc.co.uk and share them with us?

Hunt for man who held screwdriver at woman's neck in Brighouse

A man has threatened a woman by holding a screwdriver to her neck as she was using a cash machine in Brighouse, West Yorkshire.

Smith House Ave
Google

It happened at an ATM outside a convenience store in Smith House Avenue just after midnight on Monday 7 August.

The man went up to the 42-year-old woman and held the screwdriver to her neck, making her walk down the road with him.

However, she managed to flag down a passing driver and the man ran off.

The suspect is about 5ft 10ins tall, aged between 20 and 40-years-old, with short dark hair.

At this time, the man's motives are unclear, but this is clearly a concerning turn of events."

Det Sgt Nick SpeedWest Yorkshire Police

Boy needs plastic surgery after Robin Hood's Bay dog attack

An 11-year-old boy has had to undergo plastic surgery to his face after being attacked by a dog in Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire.

Dog
North Yorkshire Police

The attack happened at about 18:00 last Thursday when the boy was bitten by a brindle coloured Boxer dog outside the fish and chip shop on Albion Road.

The boy, who is from the South Yorkshire area, suffered "significant" facial injuries and was taken to Scarborough Hospital by ambulance, before being transferred to York.

Police are appealing for help in identifying the men in the CCTV image above who police want to speak to about the incident.

Warnock: 'I don't think I've ever been a banker'

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Yorkshire Live

Sheffield-born football manager Neil Warnock has given a cheeky response to Wolves fans after his current club Cardiff City beat Wolves 2-1 on Saturday.

Neil Warnock
PA

Speaking about the banter he received from the home crowd after his side's victory at Molineux, the former Sheffield United and Rotherham United manager, replied in typical Warnock fashion:

I don't think I've ever been a banker. I think that's what they were calling me..."

Neil WarnockCardiff City FC manager

Listen: Minority behind estate disorder - York councillor

A minority of young people are behind problems on a York estate which has led to police imposing a dispersal order there due to anti-social behaviour, a councillor says.

The order, for the Chapelfields area, was originally put in place on Thursday, with police saying they'd had to deal with an "astonishing" number of incidents of anti-social behaviour there.

That order, which gives officers the power to break up big groups of people, has now been extended until at least 17:30 today.

Councillor Stuart Rawlings, who's responsible for education, children and young people for City of York Council, says it's a serious issue, but caused by only a small number of young people:

Children on the estate have told BBC Radio York they're being unfairly targeted by the police.

But this 86-year-old woman, who lives in Chapelfields, says she's considering moving on to escape the trouble:

Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J48 for A168 and J49 for A168.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on A1(M) northbound between J48, A168 (Boroughbridge) and J49, A168 (Dishforth), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

Listen: Burlesque comes to Sheffield

Paulette Edwards

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

A festival of burlesque, vaudeville, cabaret, circus, magic and variety acts is taking place in Sheffield this Friday and Saturday.

Performers from as far afield as the USA, Germany, Slovakia and France will be taking part in the festival.

It is being run by Lara Gothique who is a burlesque artist, I spoke to her about what to expect: