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Andrew Barton, Adam Pinder-Smith and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. That's all from Friday...

    Those are all the updates from Friday 21 April.

    Want to get all the latest news, sport, weather and travel on Monday 21 April? Click here.

  2. Five things we learned today

    That's all from us for this week, we'll be back on Monday from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire. 

    Before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today: 

    1. 'Do not approach' warning over escaped York prisoner
    2. Green light for Leeds transport cash
    3. Former Sheffield United and Leeds player Ugo Ehiogu dies
    4. Bradford man jailed over terror social media posts
    5. Raheem Wilks funeral: Hundreds remember shot teen

    See you next week.

  3. South Yorkshire getting ready to welcome the lycra

    Mark Ansell

    BBC Look North reporter

    The 2017 Tour de Yorkshire takes places next weekend and it seems parts of South Yorkshire are getting a bit excited.

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    Special shows are planned across the event on BBC Radio LeedsBBC Radio Sheffield and BBC Radio York.  

  4. BBL continues on the BBC tonight

    Worcester Wolves v Sheffield Sharks (19:30 BST)

    British Basketball returns to the BBC this evening with two teams just off the top. 

    Worcester Wolves and Sheffield Sharks go into their final two games in third and fourth respectively, both on 38 points, along with second-placed Glasgow Rocks.  

    Wolves are on an 11-game winning streak in the League and Sharks won the last meeting between these two sides by just two points.  

    Coverage is live from 19:30 BST across the BBC Sport website, app and selected Connected TVs. You can learn more about the BBC's coverage of the BBL and WBBL here.

    Worcester Wolves v Sheffield Sharks
  5. Anyone lost their 4X4?

    This 4X4 pickup has been abandoned on some wasteland near Darlington, and North Yorkshire Police are helping to find out why:


    Police say that it's beached "up to the axles" on mud and appears to have just been left there.

    North Yorkshire Police are trying to find the owners of the pickup and see why they decided to leave it there.

  6. A tree a day keeps the doctor away

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    We've all got our daily rituals such as a morning walk or singing in the shower but Jane Horton from Sheffield's is a little different.

    She's drawn a tree every day for a whole year!

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    Video caption: Jane Horton, who's drawn a tree everyday for a year!

    You can see more of her collection here.

  7. When a triangle is actually a square!

    Rob Staton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    When you think of a snooker table before play, you think of the balls sat on the baize all uniform. 

    This also makes the tables fair for each set of players.

    The triangle is used to keep the reds together before the break and at the World Snooker Championships it's actually square!

    Paul Beck from Sheffield designed the item and explains more:

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    Video caption: Paul Beck from Sheffield.
  8. Rotherham on Most Haunted tonight

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Rotherham's Wentworth Woodhouse is on TV tonight as Yvette Fielding takes a tour of its stable block looking for ghosts.

    And as BBC Radio Sheffield's resident Ghostbuster I've also been down.

    Tour guide Andy from the site explains whether it's really haunted or not!

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    Video caption: Wentworth Woodhouse's tour guide Andy.
  9. Rotherham train station racist rant investigation

    Police in Rotherham have released a picture of a woman they believe may have information about an incident in which a ticket inspector at the train station was racially abused.


    Officers say that a woman refused to show her ticket at the barrier and then launched a sustained verbal attack at the inspector, which lasted for more than 10 minutes.  

    British Transport Police are treating the incident as a hate crime.

    Quote Message: Everyone has the right to work and travel in a safe environment." from PC Ewan Brechin British Transport Police
    PC Ewan BrechinBritish Transport Police
  10. Woman dies after being hit by lorry near Harewood House

    A woman has died after she was hit by a lorry near Harewood House yesterday.

    Sleights Lane

    It happened at about 16:00 on the A659 when the lorry, which was travelling towards Harewood House hit the woman near Sleights Lane.

    The 57-year-old woman, who was on foot, died at the scene.

    Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen the woman who had "distinctive red hair which was dyed". 

  11. Morrisons recalls green beans after metal find

    Bradford-based Morrisons is recalling its own-brand trimmed green beans after metal was found inside them

    Green beans

    Two customers found the metal in packets of the vegetables in Manchester and Glasgow stores.

    The Food Standards Agency issued a warning for the affected products, which are the supermarket's 170g bags of the beans with display until dates of 22 April, 23 April and 24 April.

    A spokeswoman for Morrisons said an investigation was under way.

  12. Watch: 'Some of them take three months to make'

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    The Harrogate Spring Flower Show is underway in North Yorkshire.

    The entries in the floristry competition are blooming marvelous (see what we did there!) 

    So who's won? 

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    Video caption: A different kind of floral bonnet takes centre stage at a North Yorkshire flower show
  13. Heartbroken mum begs for your help after cancer-stricken son said 'I don't want to live anymore'

    Huddersfield Examiner

    Ewa Sitkowska needs to raise £200,000 for treatment not funded by the NHS to save son Cristiano, who has been battling a rare aggressive cancer called Embryonal Rhabdomysosarcoma since January 2016.

    Cristiano Sitkowska
  14. Gun salute marks Queen's birthday

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Her Majesty the Queen is 91 today and the date has been marked across the UK.

    She's thought to spending the day celebrating privately, but that didn't stop a 21-gun salute taking place in York Museum Gardens this lunchtime.

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    Video caption: A gun salut in Yorkshire for the Queen's birthday.
  15. Yorkshire Queen dates go on sale

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Attention Queen fans of Yorkshire. Have you got your tickets to see them in Leeds or Sheffield just before Christmas?

    They went on general sale at 10:00 this morning and will have singer Adam Lambert on vocals for the concerts.

    Queen and Adam Lambert
    Quote Message: We're planning on doing stuff we either haven't done before or haven't done for a long time". from Roger Taylor Queen drummer
    Roger TaylorQueen drummer
  16. Four east coast trains set to make history

    Four trains from four different eras will make history on Sunday on the East Coast mainline north of York.


    Flying Scotsman will travel alongside two trains from Virgin Trains’ revitalised fleet - an HST Class 43 and an InterCity225 Class 91 - and the rail operator’s brand new train, the Virgin Azuma Class 800.

    The trains will travel side by side, in the same direction, at around 20-25mph to celebrate the past, present and future of the East Coast Main Line.

    A large screen at York Railway Station will broadcast footage of the trains live.

    Quote Message: This is a major event for Yorkshire and something people will remember for decades." from Sir Gary Verity Welcome to Yorkshire
    Sir Gary VerityWelcome to Yorkshire
  17. No serious injuries after crash near Wakefield

    This is the aftermath of a crash near Wakefield yesterday:

    Bar Lane crash

    It happened on Bar Lane in Midgley just before 14:00 and the road was closed for two hours.

    An elderly man had to be cut free from his car, and two others were injured. But amazingly no one was seriously hurt in the crash.

    Police say the crash involved two cars and a van.

  18. Winter set to return to Yorkshire due to icy blast

    Yorkshire Post

    Temperatures will plunge to single figures next week as winter makes an unwelcome return to Yorkshire.

    The coolest days will see daytime lows of just six degrees - temperatures more typical of February than late April.