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Summary

  1. Twenty-one-year-old man dies after stabbing in Sheffield
  2. 'Claudia's Law' passes next hurdle in Commons
  3. Bradford washing machine drugs police inspector jailed
  4. 'Burglar' found dead in Queensbury chemist roof space
  5. West Yorkshire MP admits: 'My 16,000 Twitter followers hate me'
  6. Major Tim congratulates Sheffield schoolboy who spotted space oddity
  7. Updates on Friday 24 March 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton and Kevin Larkin

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our top five stories

    That's all for today and, indeed, for this week.

    We'll be back on Monday 27 March at 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across Yorkshire.

    In the meantime, take a look back at five of our top stories from today:

    1. A long-serving  West Yorkshire Police inspector is sentenced  to 26 years in prison after being found guilty of stealing drugs from an evidence store and selling them
    2. A murder investigation's launched in Sheffield after a 21-year-old man is fatally stabbed in the city
    3. A new law named after missing York chef Claudia Lawrence which could help families of missing people to deal with their financial affairs  gets through its final Commons stage
    4. A West Yorkshire Conservative MP says going on Twitter was "probably one of the worst things I ever did" as all his followers hate him
    5. Events have been taking place across Yorkshire for Red Nose Day - and it's been sending some people literally up the wall
  2. A 'nose' for the truth on the streets of South Yorkshire

    A life-size Lara Croft is the reward for members of South Yorkshire Police officers for completing training at Meadowhall.

    They've been out on patrol on Red Nose Day, but I wonder if the Comic Relief noses stayed on?:

    South Yorks Police
  3. Huddersfield chairman 'too superstitious' to contemplate promotion

    Katherine Hannah

    BBC West Yorkshire Sport

    Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle (pictured) says he's too superstitious to think about the possibility of Premier League football.

    Dean Hoyle

    Town are currently third in the Championship with nine games to go, and just six points off automatic promotion. 

    But Hoyle says he's leaving any planning for the top flight to CEO Julian Winter.

    He says: "I let Julian deal with all that. I'll have a nosy around, but because it means so much to me, I'm quite superstitious.

    "The only plan I have is the Championship. You can't think about it. Julian's role is to think about the bigger picture. My role's to keep everybody's feet firmly on the ground."

  4. Lights-out at landmark Leeds buildings for Earth Hour

    Two Leeds landmark buildings will be plunged into darkness for an hour this Saturday as the city shows its support for Earth Hour.

    Leeds Town Hall in evening

    Both Leeds Town Hall and Leeds Civic Hall will switch off their lights from 20:30 to 21:30 as part of a worldwide campaign.

    Earth Hour is an hour every year where people are encouraged to turn off their lights in order to raise awareness of environmental issues.  

    Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, executive member for the environment and sustainability, says: "We're delighted once again as a city to support Earth Hour, which will offer a timely reminder across the world for one designated hour this Saturday, how the smallest of steps can make a positive environmental impact."

  5. £265k cash boost for York council home renovations

    A total of 340 council-owned homes in York are going to get a re-vamp, it's been announced.

    The Groves

    The properties, in The Groves area of the city, which include a mix of Victorian and 1960s buildings, will see new roofs built and many flats and houses will be remodelled.

    There could also be more studio flats and accommodation for older people.

  6. 'Everyone is so helpful': Dementia-friendly screenings prove popular in Bradford

    Bradford Telegraph and Argus

    Film is a powerful way of triggering and connecting with memories. Yet for people with dementia, going to the cinema can be a bewildering, frightening experience. 

    But in Bradford, monthly film screenings are making cinema-going more inclusive and accessible .

    Imax screen
  7. South Yorkshire Police Band's tribute to terror attack victims

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    The South Yorkshire Police Band has played a moving tribute to the victims of the Westminster terror attack.

    On Facebook, the group paid a particular tribute to their fallen colleague PC Keith Palmer .

    Here's their tribute:

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    Video caption: South Yorkshire Police band pays tribute to terror attack victims
  8. Boy, 11, 'distressed' after stranger approach in Sheffield

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    An 11-year-old boy has been left "distressed" after being approached by a stranger in Sheffield.

    E-fit

    The boy was walking home from school at about 16:40 on Friday 10 March when the man asked the boy to follow him.  

    The boy ran off but he and his family have been left upset by the incident.

    Anyone who was on Drakehouse Lane in Beighton at about that time is asked to contact police.

  9. West Yorkshire MP: My 16,000 Twitter followers hate me

    The Conservative MP for Shipley, West Yorkshire, says going on Twitter was "probably one of the worst things I ever did" as all his followers hate him.

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    Video caption: Philip Davies MP: My 16,000 Twitter followers hate me

    Philip Davies, known for his criticism of "militant feminism", told fellow MPs those who were not on Facebook or Twitter were "the sensible ones".

    Of his Twitter critics, he said: "It's all very interesting, what they have to say, I'm sure, but it seems to me rather pointless to be perfectly honest."

  10. 'The feeling we've got now is great' - York City boss Mills

    BBC Sport

    York City are in a confident mood ahead of tomorrow's game at Dagenham and Redbridge.

    York City ground

    Manager Gary Mills has told BBC Radio York Sport they're travelling with the belief they can beat one of the National League play-off hopefuls. 

    He says: "We're capable of going to win the game. I don't have to state the obvious that four or five months ago we'd be thinking we'd do well to even get a draw. That's not a nice feeling.

    "The feeling we've got now is great and we know we can go out and win football matches whoever it is."

  11. Game, set and nose! New sport created for Red Nose Day

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    It's not often you see a brand new sport enter the arena.

    But the first ever (to our knowledge!) Red Nose Day table tennis matches are being played in Sheffield.

    Surely a contender to be a new Olympic sport?:

    Video content

    Video caption: red nose
  12. 'Major disruption' on South Yorkshire-West Yorkshire rail services

    Here's the latest on the problems on the East Coast Main Line between South and West Yorkshire:

    View more on twitter
  13. Investigation after patient injured at Rotherham Hospital

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    An investigation has been launched after a patient was seriously injured at Rotherham Hospital.

    Rotherham Hospital

    The man has been transferred to the Northern General Hospital for treatment after the incident yesterday evening.

    Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust says it's carrying out an investigation.

    Polce were called, but they say the incident wasn't suspicious.

  14. Huddersfield 'work-related' death sparks police inquiry

    More on the news that a man has died from serious injuries he suffered at a textile mill in West Yorkshire , sparking a police investigation.

    Victoria Mills in Bradford

    Emergency services, including fire and ambulance, were called to Victoria Mills on Victoria Lane in Golcar, near Huddersfield, at about 02:10 this morning.

    The 51-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Police say they're investigating the "work-related death" and the Health and Safety Executive and coroner have been notified.

  15. Rail replacement coaches in place between Wakefield and Doncaster

    The signalling problems between Doncaster and Leeds appear to be causing an issue.

    Coaches have now been brought in to transport passengers between Wakefield Westgate and Doncaster:

    View more on twitter
  16. Lawyer stole £4m from firm to fund lavish lifestyle and love of clothes

    Huddersfield Examiner

    A lawyer forced a 200-year-old firm of Yorkshire solicitors into extinction by plundering its accounts of almost £4m to fund her luxury lifestyle.

    Linda Box
  17. 'Claudia's Law' passes next hurdle in Commons

    A new law which could help  relatives of missing people to deal with their financial affairs has got through its final stage in the House of Commons.

    Claudia Lawrence

    Claudia's Law is named after missing York chef Claudia Lawrence who disappeared eight years ago. 

    Her family and Thirsk and Malton MP Kevin Hollinrake have been fighting to help missing people's families. 

    The bill will now move to the House of Lords where peers will decide if it should become law.

  18. Listen: 'Cost-cutting' threatens public safety - West Yorks Police Federation

    The chair of West Yorkshire Police Federation, the organisation representing rank-and-file police officers, says cost-cutting of frontline services must stop if the public is to be protected properly.  

    Nick Smart's comments follow two further "significant" arrests in the West Midlands the North West as part of their investigation into Wednesday's terror attack on Westminster. 

    The police say they've foiled 13 planned attacks since murder of Lee Rigby in 2013 , but Ch Insp Smart says cuts are putting the public at risk:

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    Video caption: Chief Inspector Smart says cuts are putting the public at risk:
  19. New signalling issue in Doncaster area

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Just as one signalling issue is fixed...a new problem emerges.

    This issue is affecting the East Coast Main Line between Doncaster and Leeds.

    Virgin Trains East Coast are warning of delays:

    View more on twitter