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  1. Yorkshire police pay respects to officer stabbed in Westminster attack
  2. Haxby gas explosion inquest - 'I thought a plane had crashed'
  3. Hundreds of jobs created at new train depot in South Yorkshire
  4. North Yorkshire mushroom farm fire 'deliberate'
  5. 'Real concerns' over Leeds woman missing for a week
  6. Leeds luxury designer Louis Vuitton store ram-raided
  7. Sheffield United announce death of former Blades great, Fred Furniss, aged 94
  8. Updates on Monday 10 April 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Oli Constable and Nick Wilmshurst

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That's all from Monday...

Those are all the updates from Monday 10 April 2017.

Want to find out what's going on across Yorkshire on Tuesday 11 April? Just click here .

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 police pay respects to officer stabbed in Westminster attack
  2. Man in seventies dies after classic car crash in Yorkshire Dales
  3. 'Real concerns' over Leeds woman missing for a week
  4. Mixed reaction to Sheffield's new £480m development
  5. Yorkshire wildlife keeps cool during weekend heatwave

See you tomorrow!

Watch: Hundreds of jobs created at new train depot

Phil Bodmer

Journalist, BBC Look North

Hundreds of jobs are being created at a new train depot in South Yorkshire.

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The Hitachi Rail Europe site in Doncaster cost around £80 million to build.

It'll maintain the new Intercity trains which will begin running on services from the North to London next year.  

Severe disruption: A61 North Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A61 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, around St Mary's Walk.

A61 North Yorkshire - A61 Stockton Road in Thirsk closed and stationary traffic around the St Mary's Walk junction, because of a building fire.

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

Listen: Hollywood to tell story of Leeds man's bid to sneak in Afghan child refugee

Hollywood film producers are making a movie about a Leeds man's attempts to sneak a four-year-old Afghan refugee out of the Calais jungle in November 2015. 

Rob Lawrie, a former soldier from Guiseley, made headlines around the world when he was caught trying to get the child out of France but was stopped by French Authorities.

He faced smuggling charges, but was found guilty of a lesser charge of "endangering life" because he hid the girl in an unsafe way in a van.  

Mr Lawrie says any money he makes from the film will allow him to continue his humanitarian aid work:

Church of England audit on Cathedrals

The Church of England is investigating how some of the country's cathedrals are being run, amid talk of a financial crisis. 

Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral is running a deficit of £40,000, on an income of more than £1.3m. 

A working party has been set up to look into this, with the Dean of York, the Very Reverend Vivienne Faull, its deputy chair. 

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, at Hartshead Moor Services.

M62 West Yorkshire - M62 slip road into the services closed and slow traffic eastbound at Hartshead Moor Services, because of a vehicle fire.

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

Death of former Sheffield United player announced

Sheffield United have announced the death of former Blades great, Fred Furniss, aged 94.  

Fred Furniss
Sheffield United Football Club

He worked at Orgreave Colliery before joining the war effort in the Royal Artillery. 

The club say he was a talented right-back who became a first team regular in 1943 and held his position until 1954, a measure of how great a player he was. 

Free parking to be scrapped in Leeds

Free parking on Bank Holidays in Leeds city centre will be scrapped under new council plans. 

Parked cars

Officials are going to charge the same as they do for the rest of the year - because drivers already have to pay at private car parks. 

Parking on Christmas Day would remain free.

The council says it'll monitor how people use on-street parking in the hope that motorists don't simply use private car parks, some of which are similarly priced, instead. 

Search to find Yorkshire's best pub

God's Own has plenty of them, but which is Yorkshire's best pub? 

Today the search to find the region's best boozer has been launched. 


Tourism agency Welcome To Yorkshire will name the winner at the Great Yorkshire Show in July and entries can be submitted until May 17. 

Eighteen thousand votes were cast in last year's competition, which was won by The Bull Inn at West Tanfield near Ripon.


Man in seventies dies after classic car crash in Yorkshire Dales

An man from Keighley has died after his open-top classic car was involved in a crash near Ingleton in the Yorkshire Dales yesterday. 

Crash scene

The 74-year-old was driving his MG along the  the B6255 near White Scar Caves at about 11:30 when it was in collision with a silver Vauxhall Vectra travelling in the opposite direction. 

North Yorkshire Police say they're looking for anyone who was in a black car which was following the Vectra as they may have important information about the crash. 

A 70-year-old woman who was also in the MG was taken to hospital with serious injuries. 

A 30-year-old man from the Lancashire area was arrested at the scene and has been released without bail while investigations continue. 

Traffic and travel: M62 problems clear - traffic easing

BBC News Travel

Good news about the earlier crash on the M62: 

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Leeds International Festival 'will celebrate entire city'

A new city festival incorporating film, music, technology and fashion will "celebrate everything about Leeds", organisers have said.


Leeds International Festival features 35 events over nine days, with both ticketed and free elements.

BBC Broadcaster Lauren Laverne will host an 'Empowering Women with Tech' conference and a new film about Leeds United will be given its premiere.

Running between April 22-30, it coincides with the yearly Live at Leeds music festival and will also see talks about cyber security and sustainable fashion.  

People are saying, 'this is different, there's something happening about Leeds, there's a buzz about it'.

Andrew CooperLeeds International Festival

Warmer weather means more outdoor rescues

The warm weather has seen an increase in calls for help to Edale Mountain Rescue.

They say they were called out five times  in 24 hours, mainly to help climbers, walkers and bikers falling and hurting themselves.

Edale Mountain Rescue
Edale Mountain Rescue
Liam Plunkett

Yorkshire and England fast bowler Liam Plunkett signs a one-year contract extension at Headingley until 2018.

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Union concerns over Rotherham construction worker pay

Construction workers building a biomass plant in South Yorkshire are being underpaid, according to the unions Unite and GMB.  

Templeborough biomass plant

Officials said pay for sub-contractors working at the  the Templeborough Biomass Power Plant, in Rotherham, was up to 61% below the agreed rate.  

Union representatives have travelled to Copenhagen to protest outside the offices of Pension Danmark, which is financing the projects.  

Pension Danmark's senior vice-president Jens-Christian Stougaard said: "Some of the points have been put forward before and there has been an ongoing dialogue between the parties involved." 

Traffic and travel: Delays of 30 minutes on M62

BBC News Travel

There are delays of 30 minutes on the M62 eastbound between junctions 24 and 25, Elland and Brighouse, because of a crash.

It's not expected to clear until 17:45 at the earliest, with traffic still being affected for an hour afterwards.

Lane one of the M62 is closed.

Traffic jam
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Traffic and travel: More woes on the trains

Traveling on the East Coast today? You might want to double check with your train operator about the likelihood of your train actually leaving the station.

There are lots of cancellations and delays after overhead wire was damaged between Doncaster and Retford today.


Yorkshire police pay their respects to officer stabbed in Westminster attack

Police officers across the county have paid tribute to the police officer killed in the Westminster attack last month.

PC Keith Palmer was guarding the Houses of Parliament when he was stabbed.

His funeral is taking place this afternoon at Southwark Cathedral in central London.  

North Yorrkshire police
North Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police

Officers across the county have observed a two minutes silence.

South Yorkshire Police
South Yorkshire Police

Travel update: Problems M62 eastbound

BBC News Travel

It looks like several vehicles are involved in an accident on the eastbound M62 around J24 and J25.

One lane is currently closed between Elland and Brighouse.

Highways England/Crown Copyright

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J24 for A629 and J25 for A644 affecting J23 for A640.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M62 eastbound between J24, A629 (Ainley Top) and J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of an accident involving four lorries and a car. Congestion to J23, A640 (Huddersfield).

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

Watch: 'I thought a plane had crashed' - Haxby gas explosion inquest

Phil Connell

Look North

An inquest has re-opened into the death of a 63-year-old man who was killed in a gas explosion at Haxby on the outskirts of York. 

Paul Wilmott died in the incident which destroyed his house on Springwood in February 2016. 

Several homes were also destroyed.

The jury's been hearing evidence from the Health and Safety Executive, the fire service and other experts.

Watch: The new trains making their way to the East Coast Main Line

Phil Bodmer

Journalist, BBC Look North

Away from the delays on the East Coast Main Line today , some good news for rail passengers using the route: from next year you'll be riding along in some new carriages. 

I've had an exclusive look behind the scenes at the new Hitachi 800 series Intercity train which will come into service from March 2018.

They're being made at the Hitachi Rail Europe site in Doncaster, which cost about £80m to build.

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Wakefield Fujitsu staff in fresh strike action

Fujitsu workers in Wakefield are among those set to take further strike action as part of a dispute with the Japanese electronics firm over cuts to jobs and pensions .

Fujitsu logo

The union Unite said the company, which announced 1,800 job cuts in October, was "keeping them in the dark over its plans for the future".

Members will strike for 24 hours on 13 and 24 April and two days on 20 April. It follows four other days of action.

The firm has a range of businesses in the UK, employing 14,000 people at plants in Wakefield Crewe, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Stevenage, Warrington, Basingstoke, Belfast, Birmingham and Bracknell.

Fujitsu has not commented on the strike announcement.  

Yorkshire officers attend funeral of PC Keith Palmer

Officers from across Yorkshire have travelled to London today for the funeral of PC Keith Palmer , who was killed in last month's Westminster attack.

Police officers

PC Palmer was guarding the Houses of Parliament on 22 March when he was stabbed by Khalid Masood.  

The funeral cortege will make its way from Westminster, via Lambeth Bridge, to Southwark Cathedral for a service at 14:00, when there will be a two minute's silence.

It's quite difficult stuck up north when this happens in London. You feel powerless and want to help but you can't, so coming down means a lot. The thin blue line may be slightly thinner, but it certainly can't be broken."

PC Steve RichardsonWest Yorkshire Police

The joys of rural police work in Yorkshire

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Some people get to work in some very nice places, like Yorkshire Crime Scenes Investigator Dan Hedderick:

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It's beats my view at work, that's for sure:

My desk

'Real concerns' over Leeds woman missing for a week

Police say they have "real concerns" over the welfare of a woman from Leeds who's been missing for a week.

Svitlana Krasnoselska
West Yorkshire Police

Svitlana Krasnoselska, who is 40 and from Micklefield, was last seen at about 05:00 last Monday.

Officers say that they have carried out "extensive enquiries" which have so far proved unsuccessful.

She is known as Lana and is originally from Ukraine.  

Lana's family are still anxiously waiting for news and we are doing everything we can to find out where she is."

Det Insp Charlotte Hails

In pictures: Colourful parade at Sharrow Lantern Carnival

The Sharrow Lantern Carnival was a pretty sight to behold at the weekend, as lanterns in a "Jungle Boogie" theme were paraded from Mount Pleasant Park to Sheffield General Cemetery.

Sharrow festival

Hundreds of people turned out at the event on Sunday evening, with lanterns like lions, elephants and parrots making an appearance.

Sharrow Festival

Woman seriously hurt in Halifax bike fall

A woman's suffered serious injuries in a fall from her bike near Halifax after suffering what police believe may have been a "medical episode".


The 52-year-old woman was cycling with a man on the B6113 Greetland Road near Cut Edge Farm at about 10:15 on Sunday when she fell while the man was ahead and out of view.

She was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where she's said to be in a stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact police.

Listen: 'I won't stop' - Doncaster teen awarded for work with children in care

A teenager from Doncaster has been given a national award by the Rotary Club for her work with children in care. 

Abbie Booker is 15-years-old and has been in care since the age of 11.

She says she used her own life experience to provide support to other children and helped to make changes within the Children's Service.

Abbie says she won't stop until "every child in care has a voice":

More details on Louis Vuitton ram-raid in Leeds

More details have emerged after a ram-raid on a designer store in Leeds last night.

Ram Raid

Thieves took items which were on display at the Louis Vuitton shop on Briggate just after 21:00 when they "repeatedly reversed" a Subaru into the shop's window.

Police say that men then left the scene in a green Audi.

An offence of this nature targeting premises in the city centre is relatively unusual but will have caused understandable concern."

Det Insp Charlotte Hails West Yorkshire Police

Barbecue blazes over the weekend

Rotherham Advertiser

Two barbecues led to blazes which had to be put out by firefighters over the weekend.  

Fire Engine
Rotherham Advertiser

Seagull 'sails' into view

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

I'm considering an urgent trip to the opticians after looking at this pic sent in by BBC Weather Watcher Jess's Reserve.

When I first saw this pleasure boat enjoying the calm seas and sunshine of Bridlington, I didn't see the seagull, because I thought it was the boat's sail!


I hope your eyes fare better.

We welcome your keen eyed snaps - you can send them in by  simply clicking here

Former hospital fire in Leeds suspicious

A fire at a disused hospital in Leeds is being treated as suspicious according to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. 

Hospital fire

About 30 firefighters tackled the blaze at the former Cookridge Hospital in Leeds in the early hours of this morning. 

Hospital fire

A fire investigation officer - and a Leeds City Council structural engineer - are due to visit the site later to work out the cause of the blaze and to assess the safety of the site.

South Yorkshire police to attend funeral of Westminster attack victim PC

South Yorkshire's Chief Constable will attend PC Keith Palmer's funeral on behalf of the force later today.

He was guarding the Houses of Parliament when he was stabbed during last month's Westminster attack.

PC Palmer

Thousands of officers, including those from South Yorkshire, will line the route as the coffin of PC Palmer, a 48-year-old father, is taken from a chapel at the Palace of Westminster.

His body has been lying in rest there by special permission of the Queen.

BreakingMushroom farm fire 'deliberate'

North Yorkshire Fire say they believe the blaze over the weekend at a former mushroom farm at Thorpe Willoughby was started deliberately.

About 20 firefighters helped bring the fire under control near Selby on Saturday night.  

Fire Mushroom Farm

It is not thought anyone was injured. An investigation is still underway to find out how the fire started, although at this stage the fire service say they think it was deliberate.

Yorkshire wildlife keeps cool during weekend heatwave

Oli Constable

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Yesterday felt like perfect weather for sitting in the sunshine with an ice cream - to be enjoyed while it lasted!

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Turns out, the keepers at Yorkshire Wildlife Park had the same idea for some of their animals.

Meerkats, red river hog, baboons and squirrel monkeys all enjoyed ice blocks and lollies to help keep them cool.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures in Doncaster reaching 23 degrees celsius.

Not exactly Marbella (which topped 26 degrees), but still a great change to the grey skies and drizzle we've become used to!

Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Man found with serious head injuries in Yorkshire Dales

A man's in a serious condition in hospital after being found unconscious with head injuries on a road between Askrigg and Newbiggin in Wensleydale.

The 22-year-old local man left the White Rose pub in Askrigg on foot at about midnight on Saturday and was found injured a short time later on the road to Newbiggin.

He was taken to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough for treatment where he remains in a serious condition.

Police say they need to piece together the man's movements from leaving Askrigg to being found in the road and are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time to contact them.

Travel update: Problems on London-bound trains

BBC News Travel

More on those problems on the trains if you're heading to London by train today.

Virgin Trains

Overhead cables have been damaged between Peterborough and Doncaster, leading to delays and cancellations.  

Virgin East Coast says we can expect problems up until about 16:00 this afternoon and several trains have been cancelled this morning, with the 10:35, 11:05 and 11:35 Leeds to London services not running.

It's also affecting the Grand Central between London Kings Cross and Sunderland/Bradford Interchange. You can find out more information here .