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  1. Woman in court charged with murder of 18-month-old boy
  2. Strike to continue at Sheffield Jobcentre
  3. New mental health hub opens in York
  4. Cost of new strip angers Owls fans
  5. Leeds scientists develop antibiotic resistance tool
  6. Death of 74-year-old 'unexplained' say police
  7. West Yorkshire towns hit by flooding
  8. 'Rock armour' to protect North Yorkshire rail line
  9. Two charged after tower climb at fracking site
  10. Lottery plan for Harrogate
  11. Live updates on Monday 23 October 2017

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By Andrew Barton

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Victoria says her face was superimposed on pornographic images shared on social media.

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That's all from Monday

Those are all the updates from Monday 23 October.

Want to get all the latest news, sport, weather and travel on Tuesday 24 October 2017?

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Severe accident: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, at J4 for A630.

M18 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M18 northbound at J4, A630 (West Moor), because of an accident involving lorry and car.

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

Severe accident: A18 South Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A18 South Yorkshire both ways severe accident, at M180.

A18 South Yorkshire - A18 Tudworth Road in Hatfield closed in both directions at the M180 junction, because of a serious accident.

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

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J25 for A644.

M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on entry slip road eastbound at J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Five things we learned 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. Bradford toddler fall death: Woman appears in court
  2. Strike to continue at Sheffield Jobcentre
  3. Halifax teenager guilty of sharing terror material
  4. More charges after tower climb at fracking site
  5. 'It could be you' in Harrogate - Town setting up own lottery

See you tomorrow.

Biker airlifted to hospital after North Yorkshire crash

Police say they're looking for the driver of a car who left the scene of an incident after a motorcyclist had to avoid their vehicle and ended up with serious injuries.


The 52-year-old biker had to be airlifted to hospital with serious leg and arm injuries after he swerved to avoid the car which was pulling out of a junction.

It happened at about 06:45 this morning at the junction Gallabar Lane near Great Ouseburn.

North Yorkshire Police say they're appealing directly to the driver to come forward or anyone who witnessed the accident.

'Sheffield weekly pay is £33 less than national average'

Public sector workers in Sheffield have gathered outside the Town Hall this afternoon to demand an end to the government's public sector pay cap.

Rally outside Town Hall

TUC regional secretary, Bill Adams said: "Prices, rent and bills continue to go up, and yet public-sector workers haven't seen a pay rise in seven years.

"The government claims it recognises the sacrifice public sector workers have made. But it still won't give them a fair pay rise. The average median weekly pay in Sheffield is only £409.60, that's £32.70 less than the national average for England."

Listen: £300,000 for top quality jumble

A North Yorkshire jumble sale that's been going for more than 30 years has raised more than £300,000.

The sale in Sherriff Hutton was originally set up in 1986.

Penny Bean, from the Sherriff Hutton Jumblies, says they needed to raise £40 at the weekend to reach the milestone. They actually raised £2,513:

Leeds researchers hail new fat treatment drug

A new drug could bring "significant weight loss" in clinically obese people according to researchers in Leeds.

Science Photo Library

Scientists at the University of Leeds who have been studying the effects of semaglutide, currently being developed as a diabetes drug say that people using it lost lost on average five kilos in 12 weeks.

The researchers say that the drug reduced food cravings,meant people ate less and reduced their cravings for fatty foods.

For the first time the study showed the benefit of a drug that targeted multiple parts of the brain which controls appetite - existing drugs which control appetite can take as long as six months to work.

The drug reduced hunger but also cravings for food and the sensation of wanting to eat – and these had previously been thought to stem from different parts of the brain”

Professor John BlundellUniversity of Leeds

BreakingHuddersfield Town: Club goes separate ways with David Moss

BBC Sport

Huddersfield Town have just confirmed that their head of Football Operations has left the Premiership club by "mutual consent".

David Moss
Huddersfield Town FC

In a statement released on the club's website they say that David Moss has already left the post.

They say that they'll now be looking for a new person to fill the role.

The club said "Everyone at Huddersfield Town would like to wish David all the best in his future endeavours."

Bradford toddler window fall: Tributes at the scene

Tributes have been left at the scene where an 18-month-old baby fell from a sixth-floor flat window.


A woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of Elliot Procter.

Gemma Procter, aged 23, of Barkerend Road, Bradford, spoke only to confirm her name, age and address to district judge Michael Fanning.

Emergency services were called to the Newcastle House block of flats in Bradford city centre at 17:10 BST on Saturday


Leeds' Kirkgate Market offers late night social events

It's one of the most historic markets in Europe, but that doesn't mean that Leeds' Kirkgate Market can't try something new.

This week, it'll be open at night for the first time as a social venue.

Kirkgate Market

This Thursday the new events space will be open until 23:00 with 20 pop-up stalls, including take away food, bars and a DJ.

Leeds City Council say that the idea is to get people who visit the city centre on an evening interested in the market, and that so far they have four of the events planned.

If you're a cyclist, there'll be a special bike park set up where they'll do a bit of free maintenance on you bike while you enjoy yourself.

We are confident that our new Night Market customers will like what they see and make the market a regular daytime shopping and eating destination.”

Cllr Jonathan PryorLeeds City Council

'Missing' Kirklees man found safe and well

Some good news this afternoon, West Yorkshire Police say that missing man Michael Stephenson has been found safe and well.

Officers thanked the public for sharing the appeal.

Tyres slashed on emergency ambulance

Vandals who slashed the tyres of an emergency ambulance could have caused "catastrophic consequences" to a patient's life.

Emergency staff were treating a patient in the Broomhall area of Sheffield at the time of the damage.

Divisional Commander, Jackie Cole said: "Luckily, this patient was treated at home. But if someone had needed time-critical treatment in hospital this thoughtless act could have had catastrophic consequences."

Yorkshire ambulance
Yorkshire Ambulance

The attack took place in the early hours of this morning

Police are appealing for any information about the attack or those who carried it out.

Traffic and travel: Fallen tree causes rail delays

BBC News Travel

Trains between Lincoln and Doncaster have been delayed after a train fell onto the line earlier.

The tree has now been removed and services can now run, according to East Midlands Trains, although there are still delays to services:

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Man from Leeds charged with dangerous driving

A Leeds man has been charged with dangerous driving after police used a stinger device to bring a car to a halt on the A64.


A car was seen speeding through Scarborough in the early hours of Sunday morning.

It was eventually stopped near the village of Sherburn, close to Malton in North Yorkshire.

The 30-year-old is due at Scarborough Magistrates' Court on the 6 November.

Fattening up Woody in the garden

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

How about this for a delightful garden visitor?

James Morris

James in Kirkby Overblow near Harrogate was delighted to spot this Great Spotted Woodpecker nibbling on the fat balls he'd put out in his garden.

James Morris

Birds have to fatten up in winter to ensure they survive the frostiest of nights. With regular visits to James' garden this one should do okay.

The RSPB say Great Spotted Woodpeckers have, in recent years, "become common visitors to gardens all over most of the British Isles, with the, exception of Ireland, where there are no woodpeckers."

Remember, if you have a photograph to share, or want to get in touch with us, just email us here.

Pop-up museum scoops award in Sheffield

A pop-up museum that took over an empty shop in Sheffield has won the award for best Community Project in the Discover Heritage Awards.


The Ruskin Museum, which was based on South Road, received the award.

Can you help find missing man Michael Stephenson?

Have you seen Michael Stephenson from the Kirklees area?

Police are growing increasingly concerned for his welfare after he didn't turn up for work this morning.

Michael Stephenson
West Yorkshire Police

The 36-year-old didn't arrive at his work in Cleckheaton.

He was last seen wearing a high visibility jacket, a baseball cap and dark jeans.

Five in court after van thefts and burglary

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Four men and a woman have appeared in court charged with "conspiring to steal from another" after van thefts and a burglary, Derbyshire Police said.

The force said the charges relate to thefts from vans in Alvaston, Chaddesden and Barnsley and a burglary at an industrial unit in Wirksworth, which are alleged to have occurred in a two-week spell between September 29 and October 13.

One man was remanded in custody, three men were released under conditional bail and the woman was released on unconditional bail following their appearance at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court on 14 October.

All five will next appear at Derby Crown Court on Monday, November 13.

Van theft
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Halifax teenager guilty of sharing terror material

A 19-year-old woman from Halifax has pleaded guilty to sharing terrorist propaganda online.

Sheffield Courts

Ammber Rafiq of Elmfield Terrace, Halifax, pleaded guilty to four offences of disseminating terrorist publications after being arrested in April.

A month earlier police had become aware that she had sent links to terrorist publications over social media in group chats and in private conversations.

She will be sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court tomorrow.

Ammber Rafiq had a promising future ahead of her. Instead she has shared the propaganda of Islamic State, which could then radicalise others"

Det Ch Supt Martin SnowdenCounter Terrorism Policing North East

Bank staff shocked by robbery

Bank staff were left "incredibly shaken" after a masked gang targeted a HSBC bank in Sheffield.

Two men burst into the bank on Staniforth Road, Darnall, last week taking a "quantity of cash" during the raid.

The staff were threatened before them thieves fled in a red Mazda car.

Police at the scene in Darnall

The driver is a white male, with facial hair and of a stocky build aged between 28 and 35-years-old.

The incident took at about 09.20 on Friday 20 October.

“Thankfully no one was hurt in the incident however the members of staff have been left incredibly shaken by what has happened"

Det Con. Phil DuffySouth Yorkshire Police

Don't look down: Emergency services rope training

Rob Rose

BBC Radio Sheffield, Digital Journalist

Last Friday we told you not to be concerned about seeing several fire engines in Sheffield city centre as it was part of a training exercise using ropes to rescue people.

Well, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have just tweeted this hair raising video of that very exercise:

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Appeal for witnesses following assault at Scarborough Fair

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 30-year-old woman was assaulted at Scarborough Fair last Thursday.

They say two women and a man were involved in an argument with the victim who had to have several stitches to her eyelid.

They're asking for anyone who might have seen what happened to get in touch.

Sir Pat loves to Picard those apples

It's always something we wondered about, but finally Huddersfield's Sir Patrick Stewart confirms:

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Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J28 for A650 and J29 for M1 affecting J27 for M621.

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on M62 eastbound between J28, A650 (Tingley) and J29, M1 (Lofthouse), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is around 20 minutes. Congestion to J27, M621 (Gildersome).

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

Only call 999 in an emergency over Halloween - Police

West Yorkshire Police are urging the public to only call 999 this Halloween in an emergency.

Halloween poster
West Yorkshire Police

It's after they received 500 extra calls last year - putting pressure on resources.

Calls to 999 and 101 combined were up by 16%, compared to an average day of the week

The Force has also created 'Sorry - no Trick or Treat' posters for people who don't want to be disturbed.

Strike to continue at Sheffield Jobcentre

Jobcentre staff in Sheffield are striking for a further 4-weeks from today.

It's an attempt to stop the closure of its Eastern Avenue Jobcentre, which is due to be shut down on the 17 November by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Jobcentre sign

The closure is part of a government plan to axe almost one in 10 Jobcentres across the UK.

The Public and Commercial Services union have been campaigning since January 2017 to keep the centre open.

It will mean that 46 days of strike action will have been taken by the announced closure date.

Bradford toddler fall death: Woman appears in court

Phil Bodmer

Journalist, BBC Look North

A 23-year-old woman has appeared before Bradford Magistrates Court today charged with the murder of an 18-month-old baby boy.

Newcastle House

Gemma Procter from Newcastle House, in Bradford is charged with the murder of Elliot Procter on Saturday.

Ms Procter spoke only to confirm her name age an address to District Judge Micheal Fanning.

Police were called to Newcastle House in the Barkerend area of Bradford, after the baby was reported to have fallen from a sixth floor flat.

Ms Procter was remanded in custody to appear before Bradford Crown Court on Wednesday

South Yorkshire doctor backs 'second wives' website

A doctor from South Yorkshire says a website helping men find second wives could allow men to help women.

Second wife
Second Wife

Tarek, a doctor from South Yorkshire, who does not wish to give his second name, signed up to the second wife website set up by Sunderland businessman Azad Chaiwala.

He said: "I found there were a lot of ladies who are growing old, or divorced, or single mothers, and nobody's really interested in them.

"I thought 'well if I have the ability to manage more than one wife then I would like to have this opportunity'.

"I'm not just doing it to have, I'm doing it to give."

In the UK, polygamous marriages - where a person has more than one spouse - are only recognised if they took place in countries where they are legal.

However, no UK laws stop unregistered religious ceremonies taking place.

Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J41 for A650 and J42 for M62.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J42, M62 (Lofthouse), because of an accident involving two lorries.

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

BBC Weather Watchers: Amazing sunrise across Yorkshire

BBC Weather Watchers

We were really spoiled with this morning's sunrise across the region, turning the sky orange and red.

Mother nature treated us to a very beautiful start to the day, here's just a selection of pictures that were sent to us at BBC Weather Watchers HQ:


Josh Warrington beats Dennis Ceylan to set up world title shot against Lee Selby

BBC Sport

Leeds boxer Josh Warrington set up a world title shot against Wales' IBF featherweight world champion Lee Selby with victory over Dennis Ceylan.

Warrington fight

Warrington knocked down Denmark's Ceylan, 28, with a right hand in the 10th round at the First Direct Arena.

Ceylan beat the first count but was knocked down again before the referee stopped the fight.

"I want to get the Welshman up here," Warrington, 26, told BT Sport.

If we can make it at Elland Road, let's have it. I've waited so long and now I'm there."

Josh Warrington

Doctor Who's West Yorkshire invasion

A Leeds actor will be joining the new Doctor Who series when it returns to our screens.

Mandip Gill
Getty Images

Huddersfield's Jodie Whittaker has already been announced as the the 13th Doctor back in July - the first woman to play the role.

Along side her will be another West Yorkshire actor, 29-year-old Mandip Gill who has stared in Holloaks and Casualty.

She said she was "over the moon" to join the show, adding: "Certain roles seem unattainable and this is one of those, so much so I didn't believe it to be true for the first few weeks."

More charges after tower climb at fracking site

Two protesters who spent the night on a fracking platform in North Yorkshire have been charged by police.

Kirby Misperton Protection Group

The 28-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were removed by a specialist team yesterday morning, after getting into the Kirby Misperton site, where drilling for shale gas is due to begin before the end of the year.

They've been charged with criminal damage and hindering lawful work

A third protester, a 29-year-old man who climbed down on Saturday afternoon, has been charged with criminal damage and aggravated trespass.

Third Energy was given planning permission to operate on the site in May 2016.

It has not received final consent to begin fracking but expects to start before the end of the year.

Opponents say it can cause water contamination, earthquakes and noise and traffic pollution.

Paige Huddlestone, 20, missing from Sheffield

This is Paige Huddlestone who is missing and police are "concerned about her welfare".

The 20-year-old was last seen in Sheffield city centre last night (Sunday 22 October) at about 22:15.

South Yorkshire Police

Paige is 5ft 5 ins tall with short red hair and a slim build and is wearing a light grey tracksuit with white trainers.

Police are appealing for help to find her.

Snake Pass closure

Drivers are being warned the A57 Snake Pass is closed this week.

A57 Snake Pass

Essential repairs are being made after a landslide caused a bump in the road.

It's shut from today until Friday from the junction of Hurst Road and the A57 Sheffield Road to the junction of the A6013 with the A57 at Bamford.