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  1. Yorkshire's top stories today

    Yorkshire's top stories today include:

    Updates on breaking news will continue throughout the night.

  2. Your headlines this evening

    The top stories from today:

    • Robert Lipinski says he believes Renata Antczak is still alive
    • A second man has died following a crash on the M62 last week
    • There are hopes that Freeman Street in Grimsby could be see a revival
    • An art exhibition starts in Hull tonight which will feature the work of prisoners at HMP Humber
  3. Your headlines this evening

    The top stories from Lincolnshire today:

  4. Missing Hull woman 'will be found safe' claims man

    Almost a year after Renata Antczak went missing in Hull, a man caught up in the trial of her husband says he wants to clear his name and he believes she's still alive.

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    Video caption: Renata Antczak went missing last April. Robert Lipinski thinks she's still alive.

    There has been no trace of Renata since she dropped her daughter off at school last April.

    Yesterday her husband Dr Majid Mustafa who is dentist admitted asking a friend to get hold of date rape drug to find out if she was having an affair.

    That friend, Robert Lipinski has told the BBC he believes Renata is still alive and says his life has been ruined by the case.

    Back in December 2017 Robert Lipinski was cleared of two counts of conspiracy to administer a noxious substance.

  5. Lincoln hooligan jailed for 12 months

    A Lincoln man who started a brawl between football hooligans by punching a Chesterfield supporter has been jailed for a year.

    lincoln city hooligan

    Craig Marchant-East, 25, of Lewis Street, Lincoln (pictured), punched a fan in a pub in Lincoln before a match in October.

    It caused a brawl, in which bottles and glasses were thrown as the rival groups fought.

    Staff members at the pub were injured as they tried to intervene before police arrived, and the court heard that familes with children were eating lunch in the adjoined dining area.

    Marchant-East admitted affray and was jailed for a year, he already had two previous convictions for football-related violence and was given a 10-year banning order.

    Quote Message: It must have been terrifying for those people who were enjoying a pub lunch on a Saturday in Lincoln. The fighting began when Marchant-East punched another man at the pool table. There was absolutely no reason for him to do that" from Judge Simon Hirst
    Judge Simon Hirst
  6. Robbers fought off by customer and public in Wetherby

    Armed robbers who left a jewellers empty handed in a failed raid were thwarted by a customer in the shop who "bundled" them out of the shop, police have revealed.


    The three masked men went into Caine's jewellers on the High Street in Wetherby armed with a hammer and a sledge hammer just after 11:33 this morning.

    But they didn't reckon on one of the customers fighting them out of the shop, the men then got into a blue Volvo V60 getaway car and drove off towards the A1.

    The car was also attacked by passers by who smashed the rear window on the driver’s side.

    The customer who tackled them was left with a minor head injury but didn't need to go to hospital.

    Officers have now released CCTV pictures of three men caught on camera they want to speak to.

  7. Your weather forecast for this evening

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Tonight will be largely cloudy with patches of mist, drizzle and hill fog, but some clear spells may develop later in the night.

    Weather graphic
  8. CCTV released after armed robbery in Leeds

    Last month four men were involved in an armed robbery in Leeds - police have now released pictures of these men.


    It happened at the Harehills Mini Mart on Harehills Lane on 1 March.

    Four men went into the shop and threatened the cashier with a knife and a hammer.

    They took alcohol, tobacco and cash with them and escaped along Nowell Grove.

  9. Plastic brick model of Boston Stump takes shape

    A plastic toy brick version of the Boston Stump has reached a major milestone after its East Window was fitted this afternoon.

    lego boston stump

    The miniature (or perhaps bigature, based on its size) is being slowly assembled to raise money to help towards the upkeep of St Botolph's Church.

    There are 100,000 bricks to assemble the model, and it costs £1 for you to place a brick in the model.

    lego boston stump
  10. Touching tribute left for 'voice of Yorkshire cricket'

    Although no play has been possible today at Headingley on day one of the Championship match between Yorkshire and Essex, this touching tribute has been left:

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    Dave Callaghan was, for many, the voice of Yorkshire cricket and he died last month.

    Mr Callaghan, who was known as Cally or DC, had worked in sports journalism for more than 45 years, working as sports editor at BBC Radio Leeds and as a commentator for Leeds United.

  11. Man jailed over kidnap lies

    A 32-year-old man has been jailed after inventing a story about him being kidnapped by a former girlfriend.

    Lincoln Crown Court heard that Craig Troop, from School Lane in Hainton, near Wragby, invented a story that he was abducted and bundled into a car.

    Police were contacted and Troop told them how he was attacked by a group of people who placed a bag over his head.

    He claimed he was punched in the ribs before being driven off and said he recognised the voice of a former girlfriend.

    The former girlfriend was then arrested and spent three months on bail before being fully cleared.

    Troop admitted to perverting the course of justice and was sentenced to 12 months in jail.

  12. Drunk driver jailed after high speed police chase

    A 22-year-old drunk driver who tried to escape police in a high speed chase has been jailed for 18 months.

    Police photograph

    Christopher Newton, of South Street in Scarborough, tried to escape police by taking them on a 24-minute chase through Harrogate.

    It came to an end when the vehicle he had taken without permission broke down.

    Appearing at York Crown Court, Newton pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, drink-driving, driving without a licence, driving without insurance and aggravated vehicle taking.

    falseHe was also given an 18 month driving ban and ordered to undertake an extended driving test on completion of his ban.

    Quote Message: He continually drove at high speed, disobeyed red traffic light signals, and carried out dangerous overtaking manoeuvres which put other motorists and pedestrians at great risk" from David Minto North Yorkshire Police
    David MintoNorth Yorkshire Police
  13. Hundreds of motorbikers in Hull this weekend

    Hundreds of bikers are expected to meet in Hull on Sunday.

    Route that bikers will travel

    The "ride out" on 15 April is an event organised and promoted by motorcycle groups and supported by Humberside Police to raise awareness of the ongoing work between officers and the wider community to reduce and prevent motorbike-related crime across the city.

    The event will start at Hessle Park and Ride, Priory Park around 09:00 and will see the bikers ride anti-clockwise around Hull.

  14. Man seriously hurt in road accident

    A man suffered serious injuries after the car he was a passenger in collided with a stationary lorry.

    Westfield Way

    It happened near Karro Foods on Westfield Way in Norton on 31 March.

    A Volkswagen Bora hit the stationary HGV and a passenger in the car, a 20-year-old man was left with serious injuries.

    He is still in hospital in a stable condition and police have issued an appeal for anyone with dashcam footage to come forward.

  15. Yorkshire and Essex frustrated by bad weather

    BBC Sport

    A wet outfield meant no play was possible on day one of the Championship match between Yorkshire and last season's champions Essex.


    The whole morning session was wiped out and umpires Ian Gould and Richard Illingworth agreed to inspect in the afternoon at 13:40 BST.

    Heavy rain at Headingley had left the outfield saturated and the decision was taken to call play off for the day.

    Play is set to resume at 11:00 BST on Saturday.

  16. 'Relentless' attack on officer sees man jailed

    A man has been jailed for more than 14 years after a police officer was beaten around the head with his own handcuffs in a "relentless" attack.

    Police images of Cheetham and officer's injuries

    Dale Cheetham, 22, used the handcuffs "as a knuckle duster" to assault Sgt Richard Pettican in 2017.

    Cheetham, of no fixed abode, was jailed for 14-and-a-half years at Sheffield Crown Court.

    He pleaded guilty to charges of robbery, possession of a bladed article, wounding with intent, possession of an offensive weapon, driving whilst disqualified and assault.

  17. Masked gang targets jewellers in Wetherby

    A jewellers in Wetherby was targeted by armed masked robbers this morning, but they failed to get anything.

    Caine's jewllers

    West Yorkshire Police say they were sent to Caine's on the High Street at about 11:33 BST.

    Three masked men had attempted to rob the shop, but they left empty-handed.

    Officers say the men left the scene in a blue Volvo.

  18. Another murky day - in April

    BBC Weather Watchers

    You wouldn't know it's April would you?

    We've had another overcast, damp day today.

    Here's the scene along a country path in Rawcliffe:

    Path in Rawcliffe

    And you can't see the houses on the other side of to Bridlington Harbour:

  19. Visit to view new water treatment facility

    Officials from Yorkshire Water and members of Hollym Parish Council visited Anglian Water’s Aero-Fac waste water treatment facility in Cambridgeshire to see how a similar treatment works could work in Withernsea.

    Left, Fred Dearing, Chairman of Hollym Parish Council and right is Mike Smith who is a Senior Project Manager at Yorkshire Water overlooking Cambridge water treatment works.

    The new £30m facility will replace the existing Withernsea Waste Water Treatment Works because it needs to be relocated.

    Yorkshire Water say the Aero-Fac process is a biological, aerated treatment process which is low carbon, low energy and for the majority of time is powered by wind.

    If planning permission is granted, work is expected to start on the waste water treatment facility in the spring of 2020 and completed in the summer of 2021.

  20. Police dealing with two car accidents in Hykeham

    There's been two car crashes on Lincoln's bypass this afternoon; they're causing major disruption ahead of the Friday rush hour.


    A three-vehicle crash is causing problems near the hotel on the Hykeham Roundabout.

    Police say they're also on the scene at an accident just a few hundred yards up the road, at the junction with Moor Lane.