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Andrew Barton, Claire Renwick and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. That's all from Monday...

    Those are all our updates from Yorkshire on Monday 8 May 2017.

    Want the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates on Tuesday 10 May? Just click here.

  2. 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. Fire crews tackle blaze at Rotherham recycling plant
    2. Jane Collins: UKIP MEP facing bankruptcy
    3. Mystery of missing Leeds woman
    4. Ched Evans: Sheffield United re-sign striker
    5. North Yorkshire's 'Concorde' cloud explained

    See you tomorrow.

  3. Rotherham recycling fire: Latest from the scene

    The fire at an industrial estate in Kilnhurst near Rotherham has been on-going since this morning.

    Here's the latest picture from the scene:


    South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue say that they're doing "everything we can" to tackle the blaze.

    As you can see some of the site is still well alight.

    People are being asked to avoid the area and those who live near by should stay indoors and keep doors and windows closed.  

  4. Woolly jumper left on a wall

    BBC Weather Watchers

    How about this for showing off agility and balance?

    The woolly jumper was captured by BBC Weather Watcher, TinyDog, who snapped the would be escapee in Embsay, near Skipton, in North Yorkshire.

  5. Text messages put drug dealer in the frame

    A Sheffield man has been jailed for four years after officers found messages on his phone which showed he had been dealing class-A drugs in the city. 

    Marcus Grant

    A 29-year-old Marcus Grant of Richmond Hall Road, Stradbroke, was arrested by undercover police in November 2015.

    Grant appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on last Thursday, where he pleaded guilty to supplying heroin and cocaine. He was sentenced to four years in prison on the same day.

    Quote Message: Apart cannabis with an approximate value of £14, there were no drugs found on Grant [at the time of arrest], however he has been locked up for four years. from DC Brad Ward South Yorkshire Police
    DC Brad WardSouth Yorkshire Police
  6. Three people mugged at knifepoint in York

    Police say they've increased patrols in the Bootham area of York after two knifepoint robberies within 24-hours.

    The first was on Newborough Street (pictured) on Friday, just before midnight, when a man and a woman were approached by three men on bikes. 


    Another man was threatened with a knife on Grosvenor Road 24-hours later by three men on bicycles.

     Police believe both incidents are connected and are appealing for witnesses  

    Officers have been conducting extra reassurance patrols in the area as the investigation into the robberies continues.

  7. Climbing high in Brighouse

    It is Monday, so has your day felt a bit like this? 

    Climbing wall

    Today the highest climbing wall in the UK has been launched in Brighouse, and if it looks pretty daunting it's taller than the Tower of London and Angel of the North.

    It's been created on the side of an old grain silo, which sits alongside the Calder and Hebble Canal and has more than 2,750 anchors (those are the things you hang onto).

    It's open to the public from 14 May and less than 18 months ago the ROKT climbing centre was under eight feet of water after flooding.

    Quote Message: We opened six years ago with a dream of creating something different and inclusive and this is another step towards that." from Euan Noble ROKT
    Euan NobleROKT
  8. Tour de Yorkshire Sportive crash: Killed cyclist identified

    A cyclist who died six days after colliding with a coach while taking part in the Tour De Yorkshire Sportive has been identified.

    David Worthington

    David Worthington, 51, from Pontefract, West Yorkshire, was badly injured in the crash near Wortley on 30 April and died on 6 May.

    South Yorkshire Police said Mr Worthington had been taking part in the amateur cycling event when the collision happened in Finkle Street Lane.

    The force has appealed for witnesses to come forward.

  9. Police 'need urgent help' to find missing Sheffield teenager

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Police in Sheffield want to hear from anyone who's seen or been in contact with 17-year-old, Tilly Coopland, who's been missing for four days.

    Tilly Coopland

    Tilly - who has brown, shoulder length, curly hair - was last seen about 16:15 on Thursday 4 May near to the Tesco store in the Spital Hill area of the city.

    Police say it's out of character for her to not see or speak to anyone for this length of time. 

  10. Man in court over Richard Broughton car death

    A man has appeared in court charged with murdering a man who was hit by a car after an "altercation".

    Richard Broughton died in hospital on 30 April, two days after being knocked down by a car in Barnsley. 

    Richard Broughton

    Kayne Reece Jones, also known as Reece Thompson, of Christchurch Road, Rotherham, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates Court charged with murder.

    He was remanded in to custody to appear at the city's crown court on Wednesday.

  11. Traffic update: Problems on M62 westbound

    BBC News Travel

    Bad news for rush hour westbound traffic on the M62.

    There's a lorry which has broken down in the middle of the carriageway between J25 and J24.

    Highways England say they're on their way, but you can expect a few delays this evening:

  12. Watch: Smoke on the water at Rotherham fire

    As fire crews continue to tackle a blaze involving up to 500 tonnes of plastic at Universal Recycling, on Wharf Road near Kilnhurst, smoke has been seen drifting over the nearby canal.  

    Video content

    Video caption: Fire at South Yorkshire recycling plant
  13. BreakingChed Evans: Sheffield United re-sign striker

    Chesterfield striker Ched Evans has completed his return to Sheffield United, signing a three-year contract.

    Ched Evans

    BBC Radio Sheffield reported in April that the deal was worth about £500,000.

    Evans, 28, last played for the Blades in 2012 before he was found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room in 2011 and sentenced to five years in prison.

    That conviction was quashed and, following a re-trial in October 2016, Evans was found not guilty.

  14. Roads around Leeds' tallest building reopen

    Roads around Bridgewater Place in Leeds have reopened today after they were closed to allow wind baffles to be put up. 

    Bridgewater Place

    Water Lane is back open to traffic after the work began two months ago to calm the wind around the building. 

    High winds around Bridgewater Place in Leeds were blamed for the death of Dr Edward Slaney, who was killed when a lorry blew over in March 2011.  

    Between now and next April wind baffles, vertical screens and a glass canopy will be built around the building, which is the tallest in Yorkshire. 

  15. Jane Collins: Latest on UKIP MEP facing bankruptcy

    More now on UKIP Yorkshire and Humber MEP Jane Collins. Earlier we told you she was in court today over unpaid damages of £358,000

    It relates to her being sued for libel and slander by Sir Kevin Barron, MP for Rother Valley, John Healey, MP for Wentworth and Dearne, and Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham, over a speech she made in 2014 about the Rotherham child abuse scandal. 

    The High Court heard she alleged that each of the MPs knew details of the exploitation but chose not to intervene.  

    Jane Collins

    Today Ms Collins appeared at a private hearing at Hull County Court to discuss a demand for payment issued by the MPs' lawyers. It is understood the MEP had requested the demand was set aside but this was not agreed at the hearing. 

    A spokeswoman for Ms Collins said the judge has now ordered an examination of her assets and that she will face bankruptcy proceedings if it is found that she cannot make the payments owed. 

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J25 for A644 and J24 for A629 affecting J26 for M606.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M62 westbound between J25, A644 (Brighouse) and J24, A629 (Ainley Top), because of a broken down lorry. Travel time is 40 minutes. Congestion to J26, M606 (Chain Bar).

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

  17. Are MPs still being paid..?

    BBC Look North

    We're trying to help find you the answers to your questions on the general election.

    On Look North's Facebook page, Steven asks "If there are no MPs does that mean that there are no MP wages or expenses for the next few weeks?"  

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    Here's the answer: 

    Despite not officially being MPs, elected officials can still claim their basic annual salary of £67,060 as well as some expenses during this period.

    The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) or expenses watchdog told the BBC that they "can only pay costs which relate to your parliamentary functions, not any party political or electoral activity".

    Any other payment, like a salary they may get for being on a committee examining new laws, for example, now stops.

    If you've got a question you'd like Look North to answer, get in touch. You can email,message on Facebook or tweet using the hashtag #asklooknorth.

  18. Work starts on North Yorkshire potash mine

    Work has begun on a new potash mine in North Yorkshire. Sirius Minerals says it started last Friday.  

    Potash mine

    Woodsmith Mine which is located between Scarborough and Whitby will produce fertilizer and the company says it expects to create thousands of jobs as a result of the £2.3bn project.

    The mine is in the North York Moors National Park, who say that they are working with Sirius and that they "safeguarding" the area around the mine.

    A 23-mile tunnel will be built, so minerals can be transported to a processing plant on Teesside. An open letter, signed by 29 groups, had urged the rejection of plans for the mine.