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Summary

  1. A new £6m printing factory is set to secure 200 jobs in Sheffield
  2. The wife of a former Yorkshire Rugby League star says she thinks about ending both of their lives since his dementia diagnosis
  3. An inquest verdict of accidental death is recorded on four people who died in a crash on the A64
  4. Campaigners in Bradford raise awareness that the Islamic marriage ceremony 'Nikah' is not binding in British law
  5. Cannabis lamp theft reported to South Yorkshire Police
  6. Jessica Ennis-Hill announces she's expecting a second baby
  7. Updates on Thursday 16 March 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Claire Renwick and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all for Thursday

    That's it for our coverage of the news on Thursday.

    If you want to keep up with all the latest developments across Yorkshire on Friday, click here

  2. Video content

    Video caption: The wife of former rugby star John Atkinson struggles to cope with her husband's illness.
  3. Our five top stories from today

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    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. 

    Breaking news updates will continue overnight, but before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today: 

    1. A new £6m 3D printing factory is set to secure 200 jobs in Sheffield
    2. Four-hour accident and emergency waits rise 351% at Mid-Yorkshire NHS trust
    3. Wedding group fatal crash 'accidental death' verdict
    4. Second baby joy for Jessica Ennis-Hill
    5. Cannabis lamp theft reported to police
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    Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J41 for A650 and J40 for A638 Ossett.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M1 southbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of an accident involving van and two cars.

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

  5. Man left with serious injuries after being hit by car in Sheffield

    A man has suffered serious injuries after he was hit by a car while he was standing next to his van in Sheffield.

    Sheffield crash

    It happened on Tuesday evening on Shortbridge Street when the car, a white Mercedes hit the man.

    He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Northern General Hospital. 

  6. BBC School Report in Leeds

    BBC School Report

    It's School Report day at the BBC and we've been chatting to students from Upper Batley High School, who have been learning how we put these pages together. 

    School report in Leeds

    They've also spent some time in the Look North studios and with the drivetime team at Radio Leeds. 

    Budding reporters in the making! 

    School report in Leeds
    School report in Leeds
  7. Doncaster care home owners say closure leak 'unfortunate'

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    The company which runs a care home in Rossington has responded to claims that staff found out about plans to shut it after reading a Facebook post by a local councillor.

    Amethyst House Care Home, Rossington

    In a statement, Four Seasons Health Care said it was "unfortunate and regrettable" that news of the proposed closure or  Amethyst House had been "unintentionally leaked" on social media shortly before meetings with workers, residents and relatives.

    The company said the home had been operating at a loss, with only 23 people living there out of a possible 37.

    A consultation with staff is now under way. 

  8. Concern grows for missing teen in Doncaster

    Concern is growing for a missing teenager from Doncaster, who can't speak English and has been missing for a week. 

    Hong Quang Nguyen

    Sixteen-year-old Hong Quang Nguyen was reported missing last Thursday and was last seen in Doncaster town centre at about 14:00.

    Police say that he may have travelled outside of South Yorkshire and may have connections in Scotland.

    Quote Message: As time goes on we are becoming increasingly concerned for Hong’s welfare." from Supt Colin McFarlane South Yorkshire Police
    Supt Colin McFarlaneSouth Yorkshire Police
  9. Listen: New musical 'by Rotherham, about Rotherham, for Rotherham'

    Plans are under way to change the image of Rotherham - through song!

    Pioneer, a musical, exploring the founding of the town and the key points in its history has been commissioned.

    Karen Mulcahey is behind the script. She says there's a modern twist too, as the town's celebrated through the eyes of a Syrian refugee:

    Video content

    Video caption: Plans are underway to change the change the image of Rotherham through song.

    The music in the show has been composed by local musician, Dr Peter Birkby, who was part of Dame Shirley Bassey's backing band for 30-years. 

    The show's billed as "an original musical written by Rotherham, about Rotherham, for Rotherham," and will be performed on 29 and 30 March at the Magna Science Centre. 

    The main cast of actors will be supported by over 100 children from 11 local schools.

  10. Poultry processing plant charged after contamination scare

    A chicken processing plant has been charged with 38 offences following an investigation which found E.coli in the water supply in South Yorkshire last summer. 

    Yorkshire Water brought the prosecution against Chesterfield Poultry Ltd after a contamination scare.

    It prompted the supplier to warn thousands of residents in Thorne, near Doncaster, not to drink their household water. 

    The company, of Coulman Street in Thorne has indicated it will plead not guilty to all the charges .

  11. Principal announced for Doncaster rail college

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster has appointed its first principal.  

    Jackie Grubb

    Jackie Grubb - who has over three decades of experience in further education - will oversee the training of around 1,300 students at the site.  

    The £40m Lakeside facility will open in September.

    National College for High Speed Rail
  12. Former councillor admits fraudulent benefit claims

    A former Richmond Town Councillor has been prosecuted over a string of fraudulent Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit and Council Tax Reduction claims over three years. 

    Northallerton Magistrates court

    Amanda Adams, 57, admitted taking more than £4,400 in public money. It was paid back following an investigation.

    She failed to tell benefit officers that her circumstances had changed.

    She was sentenced to a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered to pay full court costs of £612.60 plus a victim surcharge of £20.     

    Quote Message: It shows that ultimately fraud does not pay and that the council will take seriously and prosecute those who try to take advantage of the system." from Cllr Ian Threlfall Richmondshire District Council
    Cllr Ian Threlfall Richmondshire District Council
  13. School Report students turn the tables

    BBC School Report

    Our School Report students are putting BBC staff to the test.

    They're quizzing our TV and radio colleagues to find out just how our newsroom in Leeds works.

    Watch below:

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  14. Twelve to appear in court after Bradford v Sheffield Utd match

    Twelve men and teenagers are due to appear before Bradford magistrates' tomorrow after they were charged with wounding and affray offences. 

    The charges have been bought after incidents following the Bradford City v Sheffield United match on 22 October last year.  

    A further five people aged between 15 and 27 are due to appear in court in relation to an offence of affray.

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J34 for A631.

    M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of a police incident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  16. Barnsley sailor chosen for top race

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Now, you may not associate Barnsley with the high seas.

    But one local man has been selected to take part in the Clipper 2017-2018 Round the World Yacht Race.

    Round the World yacht crew

    Former Royal Air Force Weapons Technician, Roy Taylor, is one of 12 skippers who'll lead a team in the 40,000 nautical mile event, which starts in August.

    Yachts racing
  17. Sheffield City Region can still get promised cash, says government minister

    Charlotte Rose

    BBC Radio Sheffield Political Reporter

    Government minister, Lord Young, has said the Sheffield City Region can still get the £30m it was promised as part of a devolution deal from the government, before it elects a regional Mayor. 

    The House of Lords has been debating the powers to move the mayoral elections back by a year to May 2018. 

    Sheffield

    Lord Young said the region would still be entitled to the money, but only after a further consultation to decide whether Chesterfield and Bassetlaw can join the deal. 

  18. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J34 for A631 and J35 for A629 Rotherham.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) and J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  19. Hair extension 'held up as trophy' following train fight

    Police are looking for this woman who they say may be able to help them in connection with a fight on a train at Northallerton - where a victim's hair extension was held up as a trophy. 

    Fight

    The details have just emerged after the fight on a Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough service on Saturday 25 February. 

    A 25-year-old woman was left with an injury to her head after the incident, which occurred while the train was standing at the platform.

    Four men arrested on suspicion of affray - all from Stockton-on-Tees - have been bailed.