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Summary

  1. Three arrested following Rotherham teenager stabbing
  2. Rotherham Council told to apologise to abuse whistleblower
  3. Legal threat over Virgin Trains East Coast rail franchise
  4. Ammunition cases found at Sheffield 'drive-by' examined
  5. PM's tribute to BBC Yorkshire's former Political Editor
  6. Huddersfield Town star's medals up for auction
  7. Disused mills 'could create thousands of homes and jobs'
  8. York drivers' phone data to ease traffic jams
  9. Sheffield drive-by shooting 'mistaken identity'
  10. Man who shot woman in sex game has sentence reduced
  11. Coal free for the first time in 136 years
  12. Place of safety opens for refugees in Sheffield
  13. Live updates on Friday 20 April 2018
  14. Select 'Related Stories' tab for county-specific news

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Crossing Divides: Bridging Rotherham's racial chasm
Casey and Waj have forged a rare and deep friendship that cuts across Rotherham's ethnic divides.
Photo from the 1960s of women working in the Holmpton Cold War bunker

The women who spent years protecting Britain in secret underground bunkers.

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Yorkshire celebrate after dismissing Nottinghamshire batsman Jake Libby

Yorkshire impress with the bat and ball to put themselves on course to beat Nottinghamshire at Headingley.

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Severe accident: A61 South Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A61 South Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between Newstead Road and B6132 Laithes Lane.

A61 South Yorkshire - A61 Wakefield Road in Barnsley closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Newstead Road junction and the B6132 Laithes Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: A1(M) West Yorkshire southbound

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A1(M) West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J45 for A659.

A1(M) West Yorkshire - A1(M) exit slip road partially blocked and heavy traffic southbound at J45, A659 (Boston Spa), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: A1(M) Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, between J34 for A614 Bawtry Road and J35 for M18.

A1(M) Nottinghamshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A1(M) northbound between J34 A614 Bawtry Road and J35 M18, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: A1(M) Nottinghamshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, between J34 for A614 Bawtry Road and J35 for M18.

A1(M) Nottinghamshire - One lane closed on A1(M) northbound between J34 A614 Bawtry Road and J35 M18, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: A1237 North Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A1237 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, near B1224 Wetherby Road affecting Askham Lane.

A1237 North Yorkshire - A1237 York Outer Ring Road in Knapton partially blocked and queuing traffic in both directions near the B1224 Wetherby Road junction, because of an accident. Congestion to the Askham Lane junction.

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

Severe disruption: A655 West Yorkshire both ways

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A655 West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between Whitwood Lane and Wood Lane.

A655 West Yorkshire - A655 Whitwood Common Lane in Whitwood closed in both directions between the Whitwood Lane junction and the Wood Lane junction, because of a leaking tanker. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J49 for A168.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) entry slip road closed northbound at J49, A168 (Dishforth), because of a lorry fire. Traffic is coping well.

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

Gary Ballance cuts through the off side for Yorkshire against Nottinghamshire

Yorkshire bowl Nottinghamshire out cheaply before Gary Ballance's unbeaten 76 puts the hosts in command on day two.

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Football

Rochdale remain in the League One relegation zone after Charlie Wyke strikes late on to secure Bradford a draw.

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National League

Woking live to fight another day after Richard Orlu's goal snatches a win at Guiseley to keep them level on points with fifth-bottom Barrow.

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Marc Roberts

Birmingham move within sight of Championship survival as they beat Sheffield United to move five points clear of the drop zone.

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Football

Oxford United take a major step towards League One survival as they edge out Doncaster thanks to James Henry's header.

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National League

Andy Cook and James Norwood continue their stunning scoring form as Tranmere secure second place following a 2-0 win at Halifax.

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Josh Charnley

Super League sides Widnes Vikings and Warrington Wolves make routine passages through to the Challenge Cup sixth round.

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Fernando Forestieri in action for Sheffield Wednesday

Reading remain five points clear of the Championship drop-zone despite a heavy defeat at Sheffield Wednesday.

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Ezgjan Alioski

Barnsley's hopes of avoiding relegation took a blow with defeat at former head coach Paul Heckingbottom's Leeds United.

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Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J40 for A638 Ossett.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound at J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Carwyn Jones stands down after 'the darkest of times'
First Minister Carwyn Jones will stand down, saying his family has carried him through "the darkest of times".

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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Jonathan Morris

BBC News Online

Thirty-eight RAF bases in the UK have closed in the past 20 years - but what happens to them once the military has left?

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Football

Rotherham seal their place in the League One play-offs with a hard fought victory over Bristol Rovers.

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Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

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M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J26 for M606 and J25 for A644 affecting J27 for M621.

M62 West Yorkshire - Queuing traffic on M62 westbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of an accident earlier on. Congestion to J27, M621 (Gildersome).

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

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J37 for A628 Barnsley and J36 for A61 Birdwell.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J37, A628 (Barnsley) and J36, A61 (Birdwell), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A642 West Yorkshire both ways

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A642 West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, at Cheapside.

A642 West Yorkshire - A642 Westgate in Wakefield closed in both directions at the Cheapside junction, because of a police incident.

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

Rotherham abuse victim: 'All I wanted was to be believed'
Abuse victim "Elizabeth" tells BBC News about her desire to see her attacker brought to justice.
Nine of Ben Barba's 12 Saints tries this season have come at the Totally Wicked Stadium

Super League leaders St Helens hit back from losing at Wakefield to run 12 tries past struggling Huddersfield.

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Oliver Gildart goes in for the first of his two Wigan tries against Cas

Oliver Gildart scores two tries as Wigan beat Castleford to keep up the pressure on Super League leaders St Helens.

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Tyrone McCarthy has made five starts for Salford Red Devils this season

Salford Red Devils score six second-half tries as they thrash Wakefield to move above them in the Super League table.

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Luke Fletcher celebrates a wicket

Yorkshire recover from a tricky first session to gain the upper hand against Nottinghamshire on day one at Headingley.

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Yorkshire's top stories today

Centre for refugees funded by public appeal opens in Sheffield

A new centre called The Sanctuary opened today in Sheffield to help refugees get support following the controversial closure of the Northern Refugee centre two years ago.

MP Paul Blomfield and Charles Obiri cut the ribbon
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MP Paul Blomfield and Charles Obiri who was born in Nigeria cut a ribbon at the site on Chapel Walk.

City of Sanctuary Sheffield took over the lease of the building following a public appeal that raised £70,000 to refurbish the premises and pay the first year’s rent and running costs.

Choir singing at sanctuary opening ceremony
BBC

Eleven years ago, Sheffield became the first place in the UK to be given the status of City of Sanctuary for refugees. There are currently around 800 people seeking asylum in the city.

CCTV released after 62-year-old woman mugged

Police have released this picture after a 62-year-old woman was robbed on the streets of Doncaster.

CCTV
South Yorkshire police

It happened last month as the woman was walking along Beckett Road when a man grabbed her bag, she fell and suffered minor injuries.

The bag was found on Wheatley Hall Road with a small amount of cash missing.

Officers want to talk to the person in the image above, if you can help them call 101.

Green energy future for west Yorkshire councils?

There are calls today for local councils in West Yorkshire to use renewable energy in their buildings.

Wind turbine
BBC

Figures from a Freedom of Information request from Green energy firm, Bulb, claim councils in Yorkshire are spending £83m a year on gas and electricity and that all the money is going to the "big six" energy firms.

Kirklees and Wakefield are among the highest spending district councils in the country.

Kirklees says it questions the figures in the report, while Wakefield council says it will consider switching to green energy in the future, if it's good value for money.