Got a TV Licence?

You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.

Find out more
I don’t have a TV Licence.


  1. Diesel car drivers could face charge to drive in Leeds
  2. 'Let Sheffield Breathe' plan for city
  3. Fines of £1,000 to tackle anti-social behaviour in Scarborough
  4. Marmite might be brain food according to University of York study
  5. Man to celebrate 105th birthday with rollercoaster ride at North Yorkshire theme park
  6. Updates on Wednesday 5 April 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

Get involved

That's all from Wednesday

Those are all the updates from Wednesday 5 April 2017.

Want to get all the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across Yorkshire on Thursday 6 April?

Click here.

Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J49 for A168 and J48 for A168.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - Two lanes closed on A1(M) northbound between J49, A168 (Dishforth) and J48, A168 (Boroughbridge), because of a vehicle fire.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Meet Archie, 90, who has been teaching children to read for 18 years.
Meet Archie Gracie, 90, who has been teaching children to read in Bradford for 18 years.

The 90-year-old teaching kids to read

Meet Archie, 90, who has been teaching children to read for 18 years.
Meet Archie Gracie, 90, who has been teaching children to read in Bradford for 18 years.

Our five top stories today

Well 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. 

Updates on breaking news will continue throughout the night, but before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

  1. Diesel car drivers could face charge to drive in Leeds
  2. Assel Al-Essaie: Man arrested and bailed in Sheffield
  3. Half of people who challenge North Yorkshire parking fines successful 
  4. Drivers told to ignore fake speeding email
  5. Is Yorkshire's whisky as good as that produced in Scotland?

See you tomorow.

Doncaster woman sells home to complete bucket list

Rony Robinson

Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

Sue O'Grady from Sprotbrough near Doncaster has sold her house to travel the world on her motorbike.

She'll be 70 this year and she's certainly enjoying ticking things off her bucket list:

Cats die in 'antifreeze' poisoning in Leeds

Pet owners in a part of Leeds have been warned to be vigilant after two cats died from licking antifreeze.

Queenshill Estate

Officers from the Local Neighbourhood Policing Team were called to the Queenshill Estate in Moortown when the pets became very ill and had to be taken to the vets who put them to sleep.

The two separate reports from different cat owners happened on the same day, but it isn't known how the pets came to consume the antifreeze. 

Police say that a wider concern is that a child could also pick it up.  

Halifax head banned after tampering with exams and blowing school funds on travel

Halifax Courier

A former Calderdale head teacher who tampered with exam papers, used public money for first class travel and spent money on ‘boozy’ weekends has been banned from teaching for life.  

Moorside Primary School, Ovenden.
Halifax Courier

Ken Livingstone: Behaviour 'unacceptable' and 'deeply damaging' says Leeds MP

A West Yorkshire MP has called Ken Livingstone's comments about Hitler and Zionism "unacceptable" and "deeply damaging".

Ken Livingstone

Hilary Benn who is the MP for Leeds Central commented after the Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn said the former London mayor faces a new investigation into what he said. 

View more on twitter

Mr Livingstone has been suspended from the party since April 2016 when he claimed Hitler had supported Zionism in the 1930s.

Some Labour MPs and Jewish groups have criticised the decision not to expel Mr Livingstone, who was defending Bradford MP Naz Shah over claims she had made anti-Semitic social media posts.

Man dies after crash near Pool-in-Wharfedale

A man in his 70s has died after a crash that involved five cars close to Pool-in-Wharfedale this morning. 

Crash scene
West Yorkshire Police

The accident happened at about 08:30 BST on the B6161 a woman also suffered chest and back injuries in the collision.

Several road closures were in place at the time and North Yorkshire Police are appealing for any witnesses to the crash to come forward. 

Listen: 'Mental side of football is dangerous': Mills on York City defeat

BBC Sport

York City manager Gary Mills admitted pressure may have got to his players last night, in their 2-0 defeat by Bromley.

It meant they missed the chance to get out of the National League relegation zone.

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Concern grows for missing Sheffield woman

Rebecca Kerry

BBC Radio Sheffield

The family of missing 51-year-old Halema Smedley are concerned for her welfare as she's not been seen for nearly 24 hours.

She was last seen at around 23:30 BST on Tuesday on Kilvington Road in Sheffield and is thought to be wearing black leggings, white trainers and black bomber jacket.

Missing Sheffield person, Halema Smedley.
South Yorkshire Police

She's not been seen or contactable since her disappearance and South Yorkshire Police are appealing for help in finding her.

Any information can be passed on to them by calling 101.

University of Huddersfield in top 200 in the world

If you're reading this at the University of Huddersfield, congratulations, you're in one of the top 200 universities in the world.

University of Huddersfield

It's among 27 UK universities which have made it into a league table of 200 universities under 50-years-old - compiled by the The Times Higher Education supplement. 

The best overall is in Switzerland - and the top university in Britain is Dundee at number 16.  

Watch: Easter at St Marie's Catholic Cathedral

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

The Easter weekend is later this month and I've joined a guided tour of St Marie's Catholic Cathedral in Sheffield to discover how they're gearing up for the event this year.

If you've never been inside the cathedral here's a little video I made taking you behind the scenes: