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Summary

  1. Click on 'Related Stories' for county-specific updates

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Oli Constable and Adam Smith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Doncaster woman's disappearance sparks concerns

    Concerns are growing for the welfare of a Doncaster woman who has been missing since last week, police say.

    Laura Taylor

    Laura Taylor, 27, was last seen on Wednesday evening and it's thought she might be in the Rotherham area.

    She was reported missing from Barnby Dun after she failed to come home and police are appealing for information.

  2. Multi-million pound transformation for York station site

    Plans to transform a huge area of land behind York railway station is expected to be put to a crucial council vote later.

    Plans

    The York Central scheme would include 120,000 sq m of new office space and 2,500 homes - with a development value of £623m, the city council said.

    It's expected the scheme would take 15 to 20 years to complete.

    If permission is granted, city leaders say it will trigger millions of pounds in investment.

  3. Libby Squire death: Inquest due to open

    An inquest is due to start later into the death of Hull University student Libby Squire, whose body was found near Grimsby Docks last week.

    Libby Squire

    Miss Squire disappeared after a night out in Hull.

    Police believe she got a taxi from the Welly Club to her home in Wellesley Avenue at about 23:30 on 31 January.

    Her body was recovered last Wednesday close to Spurn Point, near Grimsby Docks.

    The 21-year-old's death is being treated as a "potential homicide" and a man remains under investigation, police say.

    The inquest is expected to be opened and adjourned at Hull Coroner's Court this afternoon.

  4. 'Thai bride' body: Lamduan Armitage relative visits grave

    A relative of a Thai woman who was finally identified 15 years after being found dead in the Yorkshire Dales says she "broke into tears" when she visited her grave for the first time.

    Buathong Trimble

    Lamduan Armitage, nee Seekanya, was discovered near Pen-y-ghent in 2004.

    She was named The Lady of the Hills because her identity was unknown and she was buried at St Oswald's Church in Horton-in-Ribblesdale.

    Visiting her grave on Saturday, Buathong Trimble, who is Mrs Armitage's first cousin once removed, said: "I told her, 'My dear, not so long and you will get to go home, your parents are waiting'."

    Despite extensive appeals, police were unable to identify Mrs Armitage and the parish council donated a burial plot and organised her funeral.

    Lamduan Armitage

    In January, Buasa and Joomsri Seekanya, from Udon Thani in north-east Thailand, came forward to say they believed the woman was their daughter Lamduan after reading a BBC story about the case.

    Police finally confirmed her identity last week after extensive inquiries and DNA testing with family members in Thailand.

    North Yorkshire Police are now investigating her death and want to speak to anyone who may have known her or her family.

  5. Claudia Lawrence remembered at special service

    A special service has taken place to mark the tenth anniversary of the disappearance of York chef Claudia Lawrence.

    Candles

    Miss Lawrence vanished as she left for work at York University on 19 March 2009 and police believe she was murdered.

    The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, addressed the Faith, Hope and Love service at St Mary's Priory Church in Old Malton.

    Claudia

    One of the speakers at the service was Miss Lawrence's mother, Joan, who told the congregation: "Not a day goes by without us wondering what's happened to our loved ones...yet we are ever-hopeful that we'll hear something to help bring healing."

    Nine individuals have been arrested or interviewed in connection with Miss Lawrence's disappearance, but no charges have been brought.

    Last week, police said a man seen near her home remains a key person to trace 10 years after her disappearance.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, at J35 for A629 Cowley Hill Rotherham.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane blocked and queuing traffic on M1 northbound at J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of an accident involving lorry and two cars.

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

  7. Canine cuteness: Dogs dress up for pooch pageant

    Dozens of dogs have been parading their paws at a canine beauty pageant in West Yorkshire.

    Dog beauty contestant

    Pets of all shapes, sizes and breeds were dressed in various gowns and outfits to be crowned best king, queen, prince and princess at the "Furbabies" event in Wetherby.

    Dogs were put forward in 12 categories including best male and female pedigrees; best male and female puppies; and best rescue.

    Dog beauty contestant

    Organisers said the pageant was held to raise money for a dogs rescue charity.

  8. Biker, 22, dies in Leeds traffic island crash

    A 22-year-old motorcyclist has died after crashing into a new traffic island on a road in Leeds.

    Crash scene

    The collision happened in the early hours of Saturday morning on Asquith Avenue, near Aspect Building Solutions in Morley.

    The male biker was seriously hurt in the crash and was taken to hospital. He died later from his injuries.

    Police say they're keen to speak to a cyclist seen in the area shortly after the collision as they may have "vital information".

  9. Yorkshire's sunny weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    After a fine and sunny morning, it will be dry this afternoon with sunny periods.

    However, it will feel chilly in north to northwesterly winds.

    Tonight will be clear, dry and cold, with light winds:

    Weather graphic
  10. Yorkshire tourism boss quits after expenses probe

    The head of Yorkshire's tourism board has resigned after an investigation found he had "made errors of judgement regarding his expenses".

    Sir Gary Verity

    Welcome to Yorkshire said chief executive Sir Gary Verity was leaving on "health grounds".

    It added his resignation was not directly linked to concerns raised "in relation to his behaviour towards staff and his expenses".

    The organisation thanked Mr Verity for his 10 years in charge.

    In a statement, Welcome to Yorkshire said its board had investigated the allegations and "concluded that Sir Gary made errors of judgement regarding his expenses at a very difficult time for him and his family".

    "Sir Gary has agreed to voluntarily reimburse Welcome to Yorkshire for monies owed."

    The 54-year-old had held the role since October 2008, but rose to public prominence when he brought the world's biggest cycling race, the Tour de France, to Yorkshire in 2014.

    He also instigated the annual Tour de Yorkshire race, the fifth edition of which will be staged in May, and led the way in securing the rights to host the UCI Road Cycling World Championships which will be staged in Yorkshire in September.

  11. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    BBC News Travel

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this morning, most services appear to be running to time.

    However:

    • The 07:19 York to Manchester Airport service has been cancelled
    • The 07:47 Leeds to Manchester Airport service has been cancelled
    • The 08:33 Sheffield to Manchester Piccadilly service has been cancelled

    For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

  12. Victim named in Doncaster murder inquiry

    A woman who died following an incident outside a caravan park in Doncaster on Friday has been named by police as Tracey McFarquhar.

    Tracey McFarquhar,

    Miss McFarquhar, 52, was hit by a vehicle at the entrance of Whitegates Caravan Park on Station Road, Dunscroft, at about 13:50 on Friday.

    A post-mortem examination concluded she died from multiple injuries.

    Costica Mihai, 19, of St Catherine’s Avenue, Balby, is due to appear before Doncaster Magistrates’ Court later, charged with murder.

    A 17-year-old boy arrested in connection with the woman's death has been released on bail.

    Police say they are still keen to hear from anyone with information, particularly anyone who saw a red Citroen Berlingo in the Dunscroft and Wadworth area after the incident.