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  1. Yorkshire worst for term-time holidays
  2. 'Vulnerable missing' 12-year-old girl from Halifax found safe and well
  3. Police act on bad driving caught by people with dashboard cameras
  4. Emergency touchdown at Leeds Bradford Airport
  5. New phase of regeneration at Park Hill flats
  6. Man celebrates 105th birthday with rollercoaster ride
  7. Updates on Thursday 6 April 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Oli Constable and Nick Wilmshurst

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That's all from Thursday....

Those are all the updates from Thursday 6 April 2017.

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Our five top stories today

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

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. Yorkshire worst for term-time holidays
  2. Two jailed for 'act of pure evil' on Scarborough man
  3. Preview of refurbished Jorvik centre
  4. Two escape with minor injuries after crash near Halifax
  5. Leeds music venue recognised with national award

See you tomorrow.

Have you updated your iPhone software yet?

Users who have not updated their iPhone remain at risk of a ransomware attack where money is demanded to unlock the handset's browser .

A pop-up screen accuses the phone owner of accessing illegal pornography or pirating music and it can't be removed.

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However the ransomware is fake - and clearing the browser cache is actually enough to restore full access.

The attackers demand £100 in the form of an iTunes gift card with the code sent via text message to a designated mobile number, said security firm Lookout in a blog about the malware.

"The attack doesn't actually encrypt any data and hold it ransom,"  wrote its security researchers .

A patch closed the loophole but Professor Alan Woodward, cybersecurity expert at Surrey University said some iPhone users have put off the update because it also includes other changes to the running of the device.

"Some people have held off thinking it sounds fairly major, but obviously if they do that they won't get the protection," he said.

Defibrillator vandalism: This is the damage

Earlier we were telling you about a donated defibrillator that was found dumped in a hedge in Barnsley after vandals forced the cabinet open. 

This is the state they left the cabinet in: 


It's thought the box (above) that houses the defibrillator was forced open on Saturday night or Sunday morning.

The life-saving device was checked to make sure it still worked and will be reinstalled.

Severe accident: A645 West Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A645 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between B6421 Station Lane and Wentworth Road.

A645 West Yorkshire - A645 Pontefract Road in Featherstone closed in both directions between the B6421 Station Lane junction and the Wentworth Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at J41 for A650.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound at J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of an accident.

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

Two jailed for 'act of pure evil' on Scarborough man

Two men have been sentenced to life in jail today for beating a 50-year-old man to death in what was described as “an act of pure evil”. 

Clifford Honeyman and Andrew Stevenson
North Yorkshire Police

Clifford Honeyman (pictured left), 42, and Andrew Stevenson, 39, inflicted catastrophic injuries on Richard Walker during the sustained attack at his flat in Scarborough.

Stevenson will serve at least 27 years behind bars and Honeyman will serve a minimum of 24, both denied murder and a three-week trial followed.

After the trial Detective Superintendent Dai Malyn said that their actions had been "extremely violent" and "totally unnecessary".

Sitting through the trial every day has been an unbelievably harrowing experience that we will never forget."

Walker family statement

Family urge missing Glusburn woman to 'get in touch'

The husband of Pamela Morris has made an emotional appeal urging his wife to get in touch. 

Mrs Morris has not been seen since Tuesday and police are growing "increasingly concerned" for her safety. 

missing woman
North Yorkshire Police

Officers investigating her disappearance have also released new images of the 61-year-old. 

They were captured by CCTV as she boarded a bus for Skipton. 

The last confirmed sighting of Mrs Morris was when she left the bus in Skipton at 08:45am on Tuesday 4 April.

Karen Matthews documentary airs tonight

A new documentary which claims to "try and get to the truth" about Karen Matthews airs tonight on Channel 5. 

Karen Matthews
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Shannon Matthews: The Mother's Story looks at what drove Matthews to claim that her daughter Shannon had gone missing. 

The programme, which starts at 22:00 BST, will also ask if she now feels remorse for her actions in 2008 and if she is now able to rebuild her life. 

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J28 for A650 and J27 for M621.

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M62 westbound between J28, A650 (Tingley) and J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of an accident.

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

Watch: Fundraising under way for refugee welcome centre

Dan Green

BBC Radio Sheffield

There are plans to establish a "Welcome Centre" for asylum seekers and refugees in Sheffield City Centre.

It's being led by Sheffield's City of Sanctuary organisation.

They're holding a big meeting this evening to try to gather support for the project.

Severe accident: A659 West Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A659 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, around Black Hill Road.

A659 West Yorkshire - A659 Arthington Lane in Arthington blocked and very slow traffic in both directions around the Black Hill Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Watch: Preview of refurbished Jorvik centre

Ian White

Journalist, BBC Look North

The devastating floods of Christmas 2015 hit the Jorvik Viking Centre hard, closing the world-famous tourist attraction in York for 15 months.

But this weekend it'll re-open after a multi-million pound restoration.

I've been for a preview:

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BreakingMissing girl found safe and well

Some good news this afternoon, missing 12-year-old Izabela Vorosova has now been found safe and well. 

West Yorkshire Police have thanked those that have been in touch with information  

Defibrillator dumped after vandals force open cabinet

Oli Constable

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A donated defibrillator was found dumped in a hedge after vandals forced the cabinet open.

Volunteers out for their weekend Park Run in Locke Park, Barnsley, found the unit undamaged nearby.

It's thought the box that houses the defibrillator was forced open on Saturday night or Sunday morning.

The life-saving device was checked to make sure it still worked and will be reinstalled at the cafe.

Man suffers serious injuries in Sheffield attack

A man is in hospital with serious injuries after an attack in Sheffield city centre this morning.

Broughton House

Emergency services were called to West Street at around 03:50 BST after the man was found injured near to Broughton House.

The man may have been in a vehicle that was involved in a collision a short time before the reported attack took place.

A vehicle, thought to be the injured man’s, has been recovered by police. 

Moths eating their way through Brodsworth Hall

Clothes moths are wreaking havoc at some of country's most historic homes, including Brodsworth Hall in Doncaster.

They've doubled in numbers over the past five years and the larvae love to eat things like wool, carpet and clothes.

Moth on Brodsworth Hall

Don't panic though, the picture is just a mock-up of a moth on Brodsworth Hall. The clothes moths are smaller (and a different kind than the one shown).

Two escape with minor injuries after crash near Halifax

Two people are recovering after a crash in Halifax this lunchtime:

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Three vehicles collided in Stump Cross, sandwiching this van. The driver and passenger had to be rescued by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

Four fire crews attended the scene and luckily all escaped with only minor injuries.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Bronte fans needed for 200th birthday project

Fans of Emily Bronte's masterpiece Wuthering Heights are being asked to get involved in a special project to celebrate the bicentenary of her birth. 

Emily Bronte
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The original manuscript no longer survives, but visitors to the Bronte Parsonage Museum in Haworth will each be able to copy out a sentence of the novel. 

The completed book will be displayed next year.  

Candid warning to bad drivers in North Yorkshire

Police have warned drivers travelling in North Yorkshire about their behaviour after they received more than 560 emails and videos in four months showing bad driving.

It's part of a crack down which encourages people to report dangerous drivers

Since mid-December more than 60 warning letters have been out and there are 12 prosecutions pending.

Zoe Billings from North Yorkshire Police says because of the number of people with phones and dash-cams bad drivers should fear being caught on camera:

Woman fights off attacker as she visits grave

A woman who was visiting the grave has fought off a mugger in Staincliffe near Dewsbury.

Staincliffe Hall Road

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident which took place on Staincliffe Hall Road on Monday. 

The woman, who is in her 50s, was approached by a man who tried to grab her bag from her arm but she resisted and the suspect ran off empty-handed.  

The suspect is described as a white male, about 25-years-old, 5ft 10ins, slim, with light brown hair.

Leeds music venue recognised with national award

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A Leeds music venue that has become well known all over the country won an award at the Music Week awards last night. 

Brudenell Social Club wins award
Music Week

The Brudenell Social Club in Hyde Park picked up the "Grassroots Venue" prize which highlights the work of smaller venues.

At the ceremony Nathan Clark from the club said that he wanted to dedicate the award to all the smaller venues around the country.

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Now let's get back to work and get this show tonight sorted!"

Nathan ClarkBrudenell Social Club

Watch: Masters tee-off times for Yorkshire hopefuls

Danny Willet and Matt Fitzpatrick, both from Sheffield, will tee-off later today in their pursuit of Masters glory.

Willett will begin the defence of his Masters title playing alongside American Matt Kuchar and Australian amateur Curtis Luck at 17:24.

American Jordan Spieth, winner in 2015 and runner-up in 2014 and 2016, starts his fourth Masters campaign at 15:34.

He is playing with Germany's Martin Kaymer and Sheffield's Matthew Fitzpatrick.

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Hugh Grant and Jim Broadbent 'spotted filming in Harrogate'

Yorkshire Post

Actor Hugh Grant has been spotted in Harrogate this week as he films scenes for an upcoming movie. 

The star is part of the cast of Paddington 2, currently being shot in areas of the town including Bilton and Ripley - Jim Broadbent has also been seen alongside film crews.

Hugh Grant
Yorkshire Post

Have you seen missing Callum?

Police are asking for urgent help after a 14-year-old was reported missing in Bentley, Doncaster yesterday.

Callum Radcliffe was last seen yesterday at around 11:00 in Old Hall Road.

Callum has ginger hair and is of stocky build.

Missing Callum
South Yorkshire Police

Travel update: Seven mile queues on A1

BBC News Travel

There are now queues of more than seven miles on the A1 southbound, from the M62 junction all the way down to J39.

Highways England say that there are now delays of around an hour, with one lane remaining shut until about 14:00.

Highways England/Crown Copyright

Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J46 for B6164 and J47 for A168.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) northbound between J46, B6164 (Wetherby) and J47, A168 (Allerton Park), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Protesters to light up dark park in Leeds

Students concerned about safety in an unlit Leeds park will be lighting it up with lanterns, torches and fairy lights tonight. 

Beckett Park

It's happening in Headingley where demonstrators say Beckett Park isn't safe after dark. 

They've given a 3,000 signature petition calling for it to be lit up to Leeds City Council.

Leeds City Council  says the safety of the city's residents is "of the utmost importance" but that "lighting can create a false perception of security".

Some students say that they've been targeted by thieves when they've walked through the park in the past.

York floods fail to repel return of the Vikings

A tourist attraction which depicts Viking-age York is to reopen after a £4m renovation with a greater emphasis on the role of women. 


Jorvik Viking Centre, in Coppergate, opens on Saturday following the devastating floods of December 2015.

It tells the story of the site in the year AD960 based on local archaeology.

Here's a few Viking facts:

  • York was settled by the Romans in the First Century AD
  • It was known as Eboracum and hosted a Roman military barracks
  • The Vikings settled in what was then called Jorvik from 866-1066
  • The Viking people remained even after the last Viking king, Harald Hardrada, was killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge near York in September 1066
Stuart Webber

Championship clubs Norwich and Huddersfield reach an agreement for Stuart Webber to become the Canaries' new sporting director.

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Community launches campaign to buy historic Leeds pub

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

People who are hoping to buy a Victorian pub in Leeds will officially launch their campaign tomorrow night, with more than 200 signing up so far. 

Cardigan Arms
Luke Butler Flyoptics

The Cardigan Arms in Kirkstall is one of only 260 pubs in the country that has been "identified as having heritage of significant importance", but has fallen on hard times recently.

The brewery who own it are trying to sell it, so a community group in the area are clubbing together to buy it and they need to raise £300,000.

It's hoped that it can be used as a community hub, the group are asking for minimum investments of £100 from potential investors. They meet at the pub tomorrow night from 19:00.

I’d be much happier to see this stay as a pub for the community rather than being turned into flats.”

JeanCardigan Arms regular

Travel update: Problems on A1 southbound

BBC News Travel

Looks like we've got about four miles of tailbacks on the A1 southbound this lunchtime around J39 because of an accident:

A1 traffic
Highways England/Crown Copyright
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Snooker history could be made in Sheffield this week

BBC Sport

Reanne Evans moved to within two wins of becoming the first female competitor to reach the main TV stages at the Crucible in Sheffield with a shock 10-8 victory over Robin Hull in World Championship qualifying.

Reanne Evans
Monique Limbos

The 31-year-old has won the Ladies' World Championship a record 11 times, but was beaten in last year's final by Hong Kong's Ng On Yee.

The Dudley-born player, who is the women's world number one, will play world number 91 Lee Walker, of Wales, next at Pond's Forge.

Scarborough's dreams of many screens

After waiting 25-years to attract a multiplex cinema to Scarborough, the town could soon have two - councillors recently approved a seven-screen cinema in the North Bay. 

Work there's due to start in the next few months, but now planners are recommending approval of a six-screen cinema with restaurants in the town centre, in the Newborough and Queen Street area. 

Here's a picture of the proposed site for the additional multiplex, which a report says would provide a "boost to the night-time economy."

proposed site
Jonathan Hogg

Huddersfield midfielder Jonathan Hogg says he feels fortunate to be back playing after fears he had fractured his neck.

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Road closed after man injured in Bradford 'disturbance'

A man has been left with a head injury after a disturbance in Bradford which has led to a street in the city centre being closed all morning.

Chester Street

West Yorkshire Police say they we called just after 03:00 BST to Chester Street.

Officers are now searching for a Volkswagen Golf that drove off towards Great Horton Road from the scene. 

The injured man has since been released from hospital.   

The road is likely to remain closed until lunchtime. 

BreakingPolice appeal to find missing 'vulnerable' girl aged 12

A "vulnerable" 12-year-old girl is missing from Halifax.

West Yorkshire Police are now appealing for help to trace Izabela Vorosova.

Izabela Vorosova
West Yorkshire Police

She went missing from the Pellon area at around 07:30 BST on Wednesday

Police and her family are growing increasingly concerned for her as it's very out of character for her not to be in touch.  

She is white, around 4ft 11ins tall with long brown hair.  

Izabela is known to have contacts across Bradford and Halifax .