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'Crazy' Doncaster footballer in Royal Team Talk

Doncaster footballer Danny Rose has spoken out about how vital it was for him to get help for mental health issues.

Danny Rose
PA

The Tottenham and England player (pictured right) took part in A Royal Team Talk: Tackling Mental Health which was shown on BBC last night.

The programme involved a number of high-profile footballers, including England coach Gareth Southgate, in conversation with the Duke of Cambridge.

Danny Rose spoke about how he'd been labelled as "crazy" by a potential new club because of his depression.

But he said he was glad he'd opened up about his condition and got help from the club doctor.

Can lock gates open floodgates on flower show success?

It's hoped that two canal lock gates will help raise the level of Yorkshire's chances at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show today.

Lock gates
BBC

The canals of West Yorkshire are the inspiration for East Yorkshire designer Mark Gregory's garden representing tourism organisation Welcome to Yorkshire.

It features two genuine lock gates donated by the Canal & River Trust.

About 170,000 visitors and 500 exhibitors from across the world are expected at the London show.

Watch: Monday's weather forecast

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Today will see sunny spells and slow-moving showers - with showers most widespread this afternoon.

Watch my full forecast here:

New summer train timetable: Check before you travel

If you've got a train to catch in Yorkshire today it might be a good idea to check the timetable before you set off as it's the first working day of the new summer timetable.

Train departure board
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Train companies say they are making every effort to avoid the chaos, disruption and cancellations which happened at this time last year.

Network Rail says it's learned the lessons of last summer's disruption when a more extensive shake-up led to weeks of chaos on the Northern network and on Govia Thameslink.

Train operators say they will monitor the latest changes carefully and respond quickly to any problems.

Monday's Yorkshire weather forecast

BBC Weather

There should be some sunny spells today, but along with the sun, some showers.

The showers will be most widespread this afternoon when some will be heavy and thundery.

The rain will slowly die away this evening, leaving it dry overnight with clear periods:

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BBC

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

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

However:

  • The 07:06 Leeds to Brighouse service has been cancelled
  • The 07:30 Bradford Interchange to Huddersfield service has been cancelled
  • The 07:38 Leeds to Lincoln service has been cancelled

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

Danny Rose called 'crazy' in pre-season transfer talks

Doncaster-born footballer Danny Rose has said a football club called him "crazy", as he opens up about his personal experiences of mental health and depression.

Danny Rose
PA

It's part of a new BBC One documentary for Mental Health Awareness Week that will be broadcast this weekend.

In it, Tottenham and England defender Rose reveals he had been labelled as "crazy" by a potential new club because of his depression.

Rose was part of the England squad that reached the World Cup semi-finals last summer, before helping guide Spurs to the Champions League final earlier this month.

However, the left-back believes football still has "a long way to go" with how it treats mental health.

Rose reveals he had depression on the eve of last year's World Cup, which he says was triggered by a combination of injury and family tragedy.

He claims his revelation was brought up during discussions later that summer.

"I was speaking to another club in the summer and they said, 'The club would like to meet you, just to check that you're not crazy,' because of what I'd said and what I'd been through," he said.

A Royal Team Talk: Tackling Mental Health, BBC One, Sunday 22.30

Watch: Friday's weather forecast

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A largely dry morning and the risk of some patchy rain this afternoon.

Watch my full forecast here:

Missing Doncaster mum and girl 'safe and well'

A missing mother and her two-year-old daughter who police said seemed to have "disappeared off the face of the Earth" after last being seen in South Yorkshire have been found.

Police jacket
BBC

Sebjana Myzeqari, 24, and two-year-old toddler Enissa had not been seen or heard from since they were spotted in Doncaster on 2 April.

Earlier this week, South Yorkshire Police said officers were "incredibly concerned" for the pair's safety.

They have now been found "safe and well", according to South Yorkshire Police.

The force has tweeted saying: "Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal, your support is appreciated."

Friday's Yorkshire weather forecast

BBC Weather

This morning will be largely dry, but there is the risk of some patchy rain this afternoon.

Rain will move in from the North Sea through the course of this evening and overnight.

Wx graphic
BBC

Suspected Doncaster shoplifter sought by police

Police in Doncaster are looking for this man who's wanted in connection with 10 shoplifting offences:

Darren Anderson.
South Yorkshire Police

They're asking people to be on the lookout for Darren Anderson who officers believe could be in the Armthorpe area.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is being asked to contact police.

Violent gang suspects held in dawn raids

Suspected gang members thought to have been involved in robberies and assaults across Yorkshire were arrested in dawn raids earlier.

Police officers climb through a broken window
Greater Manchester Police

Greater Manchester Police led an operation at seven properties in Oldham as part of a crackdown on an organised crime group.

Five men – aged 22, 28, 28, 30 and 38 – have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit burglary.

Officers raid a property
Greater Manchester Police

The gang are thought to operate in West and South Yorkshire and are being investigated in connection with 120 offences, including aggravated burglary, robbery, car theft, assault, violent disorder and criminal damage.

Police forces in Yorkshire have been working with Greater Manchester Police as part of Operation Hansford.

Police officers with a man who's been arrested
Greater Manchester Police

All five men remain in police custody for questioning.

HS2 construction should have started in North - Report

Construction of the planned high-speed rail link connecting Leeds and Sheffield with London should have started in the north of England, a House of Lords committee has said.

HS2
HS2

The first phase of HS2 will run from London to Birmingham through Warwickshire and is scheduled to open in December 2026.

The project is expected to cost £56bn, but there are fears this figure will increase as the rail line is built.

Henri Murison, director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, says the government also needs to improve links between Sheffield and Leeds and between Manchester and Sheffield at the same time.

"You should be trying to deliver HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail together. That could deliver significant savings", he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"If at the same time you're trying to improve the line, or build new bits of infrastructure between, say, Sheffield and Leeds and Sheffield and Manchester, it makes perfect sense to build that at the same time as the new HS2 line."

The government says it disagrees with the committee's findings.

Watch: Thursday's weather forecast

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

A dry day with sunny spells, but there will be areas of cloud and it'll be cooler than yesterday.

Watch my full forecast here:

Nationwide appeal to find missing Wakefield teenager

A nationwide search is taking place to find a 16-year-old girl who's been missing from Wakefield for six days.

Nicole Harris
West Yorkshire Police

Nicole Harris, described by police as a "vulnerable teenager," was last seen in the Quebec Street area.

She is 5ft 3ins tall with long brown hair and a burn scar on the side of her nose.

Det Ch Insp Vanessa Rolfe, said: “We are doing everything we can to find Nicole and as more time passes we are becoming increasingly worried about her welfare.

“Nicole has links to a very large geographical area of the country and that is why a lot of our work is being done outside West Yorkshire.

“We do know that Nicole asked a female driver in Wakefield for a lift to Hull and I am appealing directly to anyone else who may have been asked for a lift to come forward urgently."

Rave on: Choreographer turns rave moves into modern dance

The rise of the illegal rave scene and the decline of heavy industry in the 1990s have been brought together by a South Yorkshire choreographer as part of a new dance show.

Gary Clarke
BBC

Gary Clarke, from Grimethorpe, was too young to go to raves during the acid house explosion. So he borrowed his older brother's tapes and held his own mini-raves in his bedroom instead.

Encouraged by a teacher who caught him raving solo in a school dance studio, he channelled the energy of acid house as he pursued a career in contemporary dance.

He now runs his own dance company and has been looking back to the early 1990s during the research for his new show, Wasteland, which premiered in Doncaster on Wednesday.

The show will tour the UK into 2020. At each venue, Clarke will recruit four local men - preferably with no previous stage experience - to appear in the show.

They will sing mining hymns, representing ex-miners who lost their jobs. In Doncaster, two of the four will actually be former pit workers.

Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

BBC Weather

A fine sunny start this morning.

This afternoon it will remain dry and sunny, but some cloud will build.

The cloud is expected to become more extensive through tonight and will thicken enough to give some light showers:

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BBC

National search for missing Wakefield teenager Nicole

Police officers are trying to find a missing 16-year-old girl who's been missing from Wakefield for five days.

Nicole Harris
West Yorkshire Police

Nicole Harris was last seen in the Quebec Street area of the city, but a national search has now started for her.

She is known to have links to various parts of the country including South Yorkshire, Shropshire, Humberside, Merseyside and North Wales, West Yorkshire Police said.

Nicole who is described as a "vulnerable teenager", is 5ft 3ins tall and has long brown hair and a burn scar on the side of her nose.

Vehicles seized in organised crime clampdown

Several vehicles have been clamped, seized and checked for illicit items in an attempt to disrupt organised crime in part of South Yorkshire, police say.

Car being towed away
South Yorkshire Police

Since last Thursday, five vehicles, including one suspected to have been stolen, have been seized in Mexborough and five clamped as part of an ongoing operation to eradicate crime in the area.

Det Insp Steve Smith, said: “Vehicle seizures and checks are just one part of the activity we've been doing in the area.

“Vehicles used by members of organised crime groups are often untaxed, uninsured and therefore being driven illegally. They're also often used to transport cash, drugs and sometimes even weapons."

Over the coming weeks, activity in Mexborough will continue with a mix of enforcement work and neighbourhood engagement, police say.

New photos released in search for missing family

Fresh photos have been released by police as they search for a Doncaster mother and daughter who have been missing for more than six weeks.

Sebjana and Enissa
South Yorkshire Police

Sebjana Myzeqari, 24, and her two-year-old daughter Enissa were last seen on CCTV at the Frenchgate shopping centre in the town on 2 April.

Yesterday, police said they were growing "increasingly concerned" for the pair.

It's not thought they have returned to Sebjana's native Albania, but authorities there are helping with the search.

It's hoped the photos will help police as they search for the family.

Enissa
South Yorkshire Police

Ms Myzeqari is described as 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall with shoulder-length, mousy brown hair. Enissa is described as having distinctive large brown eyes and brown curly hair.

Investigation 'almost complete' into police's CSE handling

An independent investigation into the police's response to historic child sexual exploitation in Rotherham is coming to an end.

A general view of Rotherham
BBC

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has been looking into allegations that South Yorkshire Police failed to protect children between 1999 and 2011.

Of the 91 independent investigations that form part of Operation Linden, 64 investigations – more than 70% – are now complete, the IOPC said.

A total of 13 officers are currently under investigation.

The findings of the investigation, which started last July, will be shared with South Yorkshire Police following its conclusion, according to the IOPC.

Unit identifies scores of paedophile suspects in one year

A total of 71 suspected paedophiles were arrested last year by a new specialist Regional Organised Crime Unit working in Yorkshire, police have revealed.

Police
BBC

The job of the unit, created a year ago and based in Yorkshire, is to "identify those who use the internet to contact children for sexual purposes and to safeguard victims and potential victims", according to police.

Members of the team use social media channels, instant messaging apps and other online platforms where it's known children can be groomed.

Det Insp Jonathan Best said: “Our ability to identify those posing the greatest risk to children in the region has been significantly advanced by this unit.

“The overwhelming evidence gathered has meant so far every single person arrested and who has subsequently gone through the court process has been convicted.

"Last year the unit’s officers identified and protected 74 vulnerable children."

Watch: Wednesday's weather forecast

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A dry, fine and warm day ahead with lots of sunshine.

Watch my full forecast here:

First passengers for new East Coast high-speed trains

A brand new type of train for the East Coast Main Line will carry its first paying passengers later.

Azuma train
LNER

It's claimed the Azumas, built by Hitachi, the same firm which made Japan's Bullet Train, will speed up journeys between Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and London.

They replace others trains that are more than 30-years-old.

Rail company LNER says it will offer extra services to Harrogate, Hull, Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield as a result of the introduction of the 65 new trains.

The new trains are set to begin operating on the East Coast Main Line five months later than planned.

Plans to introduce the trains in December were abandoned after the electric-diesel locomotives were found to interfere with trackside signalling equipment.

Yorkshire's warm Wednesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Today will be dry and fine with lots of sunshine.

This evening it will remain fine with plenty of late sunshine.

Through tonight it will remain dry with long clear spells, but there could be some patches of mist and fog forming too:

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BBC

South Yorkshire mental health spending tops list

Spending on mental health in South Yorkshire is about double that in some other parts of England, according to new analysis.

Unhappy youth
Gett

Mental health charity Mind, which looked at investment across 42 NHS regions, found that Surrey Heartlands spent the least - £124 per person last year - compared with South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw, which spent more than £220.

The charity said the differences were huge and would affect the quality of care but despite the variation spending was still rising everywhere.

The findings have been released to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week.

The biggest spenders (per person, per year) are:

  1. South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw £220.63
  2. Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly £207.97
  3. North Central London £205.11

Check your Yorkshire train journey

BBC News Travel

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

However, the 07:18 Sheffield to Leeds via Barnsley service has been cancelled.

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

'Increasing concern' for missing mother and daughter

Police officers are growing "increasingly concerned" for a missing South Yorkshire mother and daughter who have not been seen for more than a month.

Enissa Myzeqari and Sebjana Myzeqari
South Yorkshire Police

Sebjana Myzeqari and her two-year-old daughter, Enissa, were last seen on CCTV leaving a health centre in Doncaster on 2 April.

Det Insp Anna Sedgwick said they were first reported missing last week.

The last sighting was at the Flying Scotsman Health Centre on St Sepulchre Gate West.

Ms Myzeqari is described as 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall with shoulder-length, mousy brown hair. Enissa is described as having distinctive large brown eyes and brown curly hair.

New fall in Yorkshire jobless figures

Unemployment in Yorkshire has fallen again, according to the latest official statistics.

Job centre
BBC

Figures show there was a drop of 12,000 people without jobs in the region between January and March, to 130,000.

The Office for National Statistics report shows the number of people out of work nationally now stands at 1.3 million people.

That's 119,000 fewer than a year earlier and 914,000 fewer than five years previously.

On track: Final tests for new East Coast high-speed trains

A fleet of high speed trains for the East Coast Main Line will be put through their final tests today before carrying their first passengers later this week.

Azuma train
LNER

It's claimed the Azumas, built by Hitachi, the same firm which made Japan's Bullet Train, will speed up journeys to London.

Rail company LNER says it will offer extra services to Harrogate, Hull, Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield as a result of the introduction of the 65 new trains.

The new trains are set to begin operating on the East Coast Main Line five months later than planned.

Plans to introduce the trains in December were abandoned after the electric-diesel locomotives were found to interfere with trackside signalling equipment.

Watch: Tuesday's weather forecast

Lisa Gallagher

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A dry and fine day with plenty of sunshine and warm with a light breeze.

Watch my full forecast here:

Yorkshire's sunny Tuesday weather forecast

BBC Weather

Any early mist patches will soon lift to leave a dry and fine day with plenty of sunshine.

It'll be fine this evening with late sunshine, then dry overnight with mainly clear skies:

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BBC

Call for 900 new Yorkshire foster families

The UK's leading foster charity says it needs 900 new foster families across Yorkshire.

Hand holding
Getty Images

The Fostering Network says it wants to attract families that can foster sibling groups to keep children together.

The organisation says: "Without extra foster families in Yorkshire being found during 2019, some children will find themselves living a long way from their family, school and friends, being split up from brothers and sisters."

Paul and Michael Atwal-Brice, foster carers from Rotherham, said: "The best thing about fostering is seeing the children trusted in your care develop and grow; to see them become more confident.

"We are currently fostering teenagers long term and, although this can be tricky at times, it is great to teach them the skills they need to live a successful and happy life as adults."

'Increasing concern' for missing Wakefield teenager

Police say they are becoming "increasingly concerned" for a missing Wakefield teenager.

Nicole Harris
West Yorkshire Police

Nicole Harris, 16, was last seen at about 22:05 on Friday in the Quebec Street area of Wakefield.

She is described as 5ft 3ins tall, with long brown hair and a burn scar on the side of her nose.

She was last seen wearing black jeans and a green/grey coat with a fur hood (pictured above).

Nicole Harris
West Yorkshire Police

Officers say Nicole is known to have links to the South Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Humberside areas.

Det Insp Phil Davis of Wakefield CID, said: “We urge anyone who sees her to get in contact straight away.”

Police officer 'made a series of errors' in fatal crash

A police officer who died when his police car aquaplaned on a wet road at 103mph "did not appropriately adjust the manner of his driving or his speed" for the poor weather conditions, a report has found.

PC David Fields
South Yorkshire Police

PC David Fields died when his BMW patrol car hit a vehicle on the opposite side of the road on the A57 on Christmas Day. The passenger of the other car, Lorraine Stephenson, 61, also died in the crash.

A report by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), published following an inquest into PC Fields' death concluded, found the officer was driving at speeds of up to 123mph prior to the collision and had "temporarily lost control of his car" on a roundabout shortly before the fatal crash.

Lorraine Stephenson
South Yorkshire Police

IOPC Regional Director Miranda Biddle said: "It is evident that PC Fields made a series of errors that evening; he did not adjust his driving for the poor weather conditions, continued driving at speed, and it ended in the loss of Mrs Stephenson’s life and his own."

"Our findings in this case are clear, dispassionate and objective, as they should be.

"But this does not mean we cannot be empathetic in understanding the tragic circumstances of this incident – not least because of when it happened – and the impact that this has had on all those affected.