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  1. Three arrested on suspicion of murder after man's body found in Rotherham
  2. Murder investigation launched in Leeds after homeless man's death
  3. Man airlifted to hospital after shooting in Dewsbury
  4. Murder probe continues in Halifax after woman's body found in house
  5. South Yorkshire charity criticises government's counter-terror strategy
  6. Four hurt as car crashes into tree in North Yorkshire
  7. Investigation continues after man seriously hurt in Leeds stabbing
  8. Decision delayed over North Yorkshire green energy plant
  9. Bramham Iron Age skeletons to go on display in Leeds
  10. Updates on Tuesday 29 August 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Adam Pinder-Smith and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. That's all from Monday...

    Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Monday 29 August 2017.

    Want to find out what's happening where you live on Tuesday 30 August? Just click here.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A650 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A650 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between M62 J28 and M62 J27.

    A650 West Yorkshire - Lane closed and very slow traffic on A650 westbound in East Ardsley between Tingley and Gildersome, because of a vehicle fire.

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

  3. 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. Murder investigation after body found in Rotherham
    2. Leeds murder investigation: Victim was homeless
    3. Dewsbury shooting: Latest pictures from the scene
    4. Murder probe after woman's body found in Halifax
    5. Bramham Iron Age skeletons to go on display in Leeds

    See you tomorrow.

  4. Record numbers for Leeds West Indian Carnival

    The organisers of the Leeds West Indian Carnival say a record number of people turned out for this years' event.

    Leeds carnival

    They say over 200,000 people were at the 50th birthday parade and party in Potternewton Park - last year's estimated attendance was 160,000.

    We're not sure on the figures for jerk chicken consumed - but it was probably a lot.

  5. Rotherham murder investigation: Three people under arrest

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    I'm currently in Rotherham where South Yorkshire Police have arrested three people on suspicion of murder after a man's body was found at a flat in the town.

    Emergency services were called to Badsley Moor Lane in Herringthorpe just after midnight following the discovery of the body of a 43-year-old man.

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    Video caption: Pictures from Rotherham crime scene.
  6. Chefs cook up a charity treat

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A team of chefs from a Sheffield hotel have been cooking up a storm for a local charity which supports homeless, vulnerable and socially excluded adults across the city.

    Chefs from the 18Fifty5 restaurant at the Copthorne Hotel Sheffield are providing lunches for St Wilfrid’s Centre,Queen’s Road in Sheffield, for a week while the charity’s chef takes a holiday from her busy role.

    Wilfrid Bear and Copthorne chef, Rachel

    The team is preparing all the food in the kitchen at the hotel, which is then being delivered daily for the clients to eat.

    Quote Message: We are so thankful to the chefs at Copthorne for offering up this lovely food to our clients, ensuring that they still get a hot, healthy meal. The food has gone down an absolute treat!” from Tracey Harrison-Marr St Wilfrid’s volunteer’s coordinator
    Tracey Harrison-MarrSt Wilfrid’s volunteer’s coordinator
  7. Listen: Hundreds support plans to cover stone building in wood

    Hundreds of people have signed an online petition urging council planners to change their minds about rejecting changes for a shop in Kirklees.

    Neil Kapusi, from Mirfield, wants to have the front of his Ushiwear shop re-clad with wood, but the council says the design would compromise the wider street scene, because it wouldn't be in-keeping with the surrounding area.

    Within 24-hours 500 people had signed a petition supporting Neil.

    He says he's been surprised and delighted by the support his cladding idea has received.

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    Video caption: Kapusi shop
  8. Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling: Bradford's Dean Harrison takes win

    BBC Sport

    Bradford racer Dean Harrison claimed victory in the showpiece Superbike Classic TT in a new race record at the Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling.

    Dean Harrison

    The Silicone Engineering Kawasaki rider finished 16.048 seconds ahead of Bruce Anstey, who won Saturday's Lightweight race and set a new lap record.

    Harrison, 28, said he was "chuffed to win".

    Harrison placed sixth in the Junior Classic before his later victory in the Superbike event - both held on the TT course.

  9. Man injured after shooting in Leeds

    A man has been injured after a shooting in Leeds in the early hours of yesterday morning - another man has been arrested.

    Cowper Street

    It happened in Chapeltown at about 02:20 on Cowper Street when a gun was fired.

    A 35-year-old man was taken to hospital with an injury to his arm and police say they have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with the shooting.

    Quote Message: I would like to appeal to members of the public to come forward with any information about this incident. from Det Insp Andy Farrell West Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp Andy FarrellWest Yorkshire Police
  10. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

    M1 South Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on M1 southbound at J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of an accident involving lorry and a car earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  11. Acid attack threat letters sent to Muslims

    Police say threats of acid attacks on Muslims in Bradford are being treated as hate crimes.

    Hanover Square, Bradford

    Anonymous letters have been found circulating in the Hanover Square area of the city, saying that women who wear burkas will be targeted.

    Police say they are trying to find out who's behind the letters and have increased patrols in the area.

    A spokesperson said "The incident is being treated as a hate crime and being taken extremely seriously".

    Quote Message: Go about your business because we do not cower to threats because that's not what we do as British people." from Naz Shah MP for Bradford West
    Naz ShahMP for Bradford West
  12. CCTV: Man wanted in connection with bank card scam

    South Yorkshire Police officers investigating an incident in which an elderly woman was conned out of her bank card have released CCTV images of a man they would like to trace.

    The incident took place at about 13:00 on Friday 4 August when an 80-year-old woman received a phone call from someone who claimed to be from the fraud department of her bank.

    CCTV image

    She was asked to give bank details over the phone, before someone later came to her house to collect the card.

    It was then used at the Meadowhall shopping centre several times, with the transactions amounting to £3,200.

    Any information you have on this can be passed onto the force via 101.

    Quote Message: If you are ever concerned about who is calling you, always ask for full details and if you aren’t sure, speak to a relative, Citizens Advice or the police. from Spokesperson South Yorkshire Police
    SpokespersonSouth Yorkshire Police
  13. Former Kippax clergyman admits abuse charges

    A former clergyman has admitted a series sex abuse offences against underage girls in Lincolnshire.

    Lincoln Crown Court

    John Bailey, 76, from Kippax, Leeds, admitted 25 charges of indecent assault on girls under the age of 14.

    Six of the charges involved a victim who was sexually abused between March 1955 and March 1959.

    A further 18 charges related to a second victim between February 1974 and February 1982.

    The final charge was for sexually abusing a third girl between January 1979 and January 1982.

  14. Watch: Apprentices start at Doncaster's new rail depot

    Phil Bodmer

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Apprentices have started at Hitachi’s newly built £80m depot in Doncaster as part of a national training programme today.

    The site in the town will receive four trainees each year, with the new recruits attending the National Training Academy, as well as Doncaster College as they start to study for their Level 3 in Railway Engineering.

    Jamie Gains is on the scheme and told me why he wants to work in the rail industry:

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    Video caption: First day for apprentices at Hitachi
  15. Nadiya's CBeebies bedtime story

    Yorkshire's Nadiya Hussain is on bedtime story duty this week on CBeebies.

    The first book she'll be reading is My Little Star by Mark Sperring and Nicola O'Bryne.

    She'll be on at 18:50 just before bedtime.

    Nadiya Hussain
  16. Sheffield motorbike collision appeal

    Wendy Middleton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    South Yorkshire Police are asking witnesses to come forward after a motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries when he crashed into a tree during the bank holiday weekend.

    It happened at about 14:25 on Sunday afternoon on Rivelin Valley Road near Hillsborough in Sheffield.

    Rivelin Valley Road

    The 39-year-old man has been taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition and any information can be passed on to the force via 101.

  17. Signs.. who reads them anyway?

    Leeds Festival came to a triumphant end over the weekend, but as usual there's just a very small clean-up job to do afterwards:


    This picture of the tents and general rubbish was taken right in front of a sign that it seems was largley ignored.

    It says "Please keep the site clean by using the many recycling points and litter bins provided".

    At least they tried.

  18. Kidney patient raises thousands for Sheffield hospitals

    A patient who has spent his entire life being treated by doctors in Sheffield has raised thousands for the Sheffield Hospitals Charity to buy equipment to boost the care of fellow kidney patients.

    Sam Blackburn and NHS staff

    Sam Blackburn (pictured centre), 32, from Killamarsh is currently recovering from a second kidney transplant.

    As a thank you for his continued treatment Sam decided to raise funds for smart TVs to be installed throughout the renal department at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital.

    In total he's raised £6,500 to help fund the televisions which will not only provide entertainment to patients during stays, but will also improve the information available to them about their stay.

    Quote Message: The TVs mean there's always something to watch and keep patients entertained. Staff also have the ability to provide patient information messages via an on screen news ticker. I’m pleased I’ve been able to raise funds to make a real difference to others at the Renal Department.” from Sam Blackburn Sheffield Hospitals Charity fundraiser
    Sam BlackburnSheffield Hospitals Charity fundraiser
  19. Dewsbury shooting: Latest pictures from the scene

    A man has been airlifted to hospital after a gun was fired this lunchtime in Dewsbury.

    It happened on Ravenshouse Road just after 13:00. A man in his twenties was injured and police are still at the scene.

    Dewsbury shooting
    Dewsbury shooting
    Dewsbury shooting