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Summary

  1. Fundraising appeals set up for Yorkshire terror victims
  2. High security measures for gig at Leeds Arena this weekend
  3. Sir Cliff Richard settle legal case with South Yorkshire Police
  4. Leeds rapist Raymond Manners jailed for 1991 cold case
  5. Man in critical condition after Sheffield stabbing
  6. York public toilet among architecture award winners
  7. Updates on Friday 26 May 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton and Adam Pinder-Smith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Today's top stories from across Yorkshire

    That's all from us today and, indeed, for this week.

    We'll be back at 06:30 on Tuesday morning with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across Yorkshire.

    In the meantime, let's take a look back at some of today's top stories from Yorkshire:

    1. Online fundraising appeals are set up to raise money for the families of the Yorkshire victims of Monday's terror attack in Manchester
    2. Live music venues to fall silent at 21:59 tonight followed by a minute of noise at 22:00 in tribute to those killed and injured in the Manchester suicide attack
    3. Sir Cliff Richard and South Yorkshire Police settle legal fight which started when the singer sued the force and the BBC following reports naming him as a suspected sex offender
    4. A serial rapist from Leeds is jailed for a further 12 years for a sex attack dating back almost three decades
    5. Leeds United footballer Eunan O'Kane and his fiance Laura Lacole take case to the High Court in Northern Ireland looking for legal recognition for a humanist wedding
  2. Sheffield food bank choir to perform this weekend

    Mick Lunney

    Journalist, BBC Radio Sheffield

    A choir formed by volunteers and users of a food bank in Sheffield is set to perform at the city's annual food festival this Bank Holiday weekend.

    The group, who are all involved with the food bank Walkley, are due to perform at about 13:10 in the Winter Garden tomorrow.

    I've been to one of their final rehearsals to see how things are going:

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    Video caption: Food bank choir in Sheffield
  3. Sheffield balloon tribute to Manchester attack victim

    Phil Bodmer

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Friends and family of a Sheffield woman who was killed in the Manchester Arena bombing earlier this week have released thousands of balloons in tribute.

    Balloon release

    The balloons were released in Richmond Park to commemorate the life of Kelly Brewster who was 32-years-old.

    Kelly was one of 22 people killed at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on Monday night.

    She was with her sister and niece who are both still being treated in hospital.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: B6079 South Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    B6079 South Yorkshire both ways severe accident, at A6101 Bradfield Road.

    B6079 South Yorkshire - B6079 Langsett Road in Sheffield partially blocked and very slow traffic in both directions at the A6101 Bradfield Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  5. Naming rights for new Scarborough stadium available

    Nick Morris

    BBC Radio York

    Organisations are being invited to bid for the naming rights to Scarborough's new community stadium.

    New Scarborough Community Stadium

    The 2,000-capacity venue will be the home of Scarborough Athletic Football Club and Scarborough Ladies Football Club, as well as a new £14m sports village.

    The deadline for applications is 12 June.

  6. Leeds' new Lord Mayor 'immensely proud' to take office

    Leeds gets its 124th Lord Mayor today, with councillor Jane Dowson taking office after unanimous support from members of all parties at the council's AGM this week.

    Councillor Dowson and husband Alan

    Born and bred in the city, councillor Dowson says she feels "immensely proud" to take on the job.

    She says: "To have the chance to be Lord Mayor is a huge honour.

    "My husband Alan and I can't wait to start our new roles and meet some of the wonderful people who live in the city through our engagements."

  7. Leeds music venues to fall silent in tribute to Manchester attack victims

    Tributes will be paid to the victims of the Manchester terror attack at live music venues tonight, including in West Yorkshire.

    Floral tributes in Manchester

    Venues are being encouraged to hold a minute's silence at 21:59, followed by a minute of noise at 22:00.

    Tre Sutherland, events manager at The Wardrobe in Leeds, says The Blockheads are gigging there tonight and they will fall silent as a mark of respect.

    Tre, who was on one of the trains involved in the 7/7 bombings in 2005, says the suicide blast taking place so close has really "brought it home to people" in West Yorkshire:

    "It has affected people a lot, more than an attack further away would have done," she says.

    "It's important to get the message out there that these acts of violence are not dividing us. We need to strive to look after each other, and not just in the aftermath of tragedy," Tre adds.

  8. 'Real treat' promised as Maxine Peake confirmed for Sheffield Doc/Fest

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Maxine Peake will be appearing at Sheffield's Doc/Fest next month, it's been announced.

    Maxine Peake

    The star of BBC programmes including Silk, Dinnerladies and the recent hard-hitting drama Three Girls will be in conversation at the Crucible theatre on Monday 12 June.

    Quote Message: I am thrilled to welcome Maxine Peake to Doc/Fest. I know Sheffield audiences are in for a real treat." from Liz McIntyre Sheffield Doc/Fest CEO and festival director
    Liz McIntyreSheffield Doc/Fest CEO and festival director
  9. Listen: Terriers chairman Hoyle gets on his bike to Wembley

    It's going to be a tense weekend for Huddersfield Town fans, with the Terriers just one game away from the Premier League

    They play Reading at Wembley on Monday in the Championship play-off final.

    To celebrate, Huddersfield Town chairman Dean Hoyle, his wife Janet and Kim Leadbeater, sister of the late MP Jo Cox, are cycling to the stadium in London before the final.

    The ride is to raise awareness of the More in Common charity and to raise money for it.

    Mr Hoyle says the road to Wembley is an emotional time:

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    Video caption: Cycling to Wembley
  10. Police chiefs issue advice after Manchester attack

    The National Police Chiefs' Council has released the following advice following Monday night's attack in Manchester which killed 22 people:

    Attack advice poster
  11. York homeless man's funeral donations fund cashless Big Issue scheme

    More Big Issue vendors will be able to use card readers for payment after money left over from a fundraising campaign for the funeral of a Big Issue seller in York was donated to the charity.

    Pete

    When Pete Toulson (pictured) died, his friends Julie and John McGall set up an online donation page to raise money for the funeral costs.

    They raised over £5,000 and are splitting the remainder three ways - between Big Issue North, the homelessness charity Crisis and Pete's partner.

    The £600 presented to Big Issue North will be used for vendors in York and Leeds to purchase card readers so they can accept non-cash payments.

    The card reader scheme was originally begun in March by a York Big Issue vendor called Sinbad after he realised fewer people were carrying cash.

  12. Accident in Hillsborough

    Ronan Sully

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Emergency crews are currently dealing with a road accident in the Hillsborough area of Sheffield.

    It's understood that the incident is at Hillsborough Corner, where Langsett Road, Middlewood Road, Holme Lane and Bradfield Road all meet, with traffic looking slow in that area as a result.

    The Sheffield Supertram was also suspended for a while, but Stagecoach has confirmed the route through Hillsborough has re-opened:

    Hillsborough Corner in Sheffield
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  13. Your questions on the general election in Yorkshire

    On 8 June voters across Yorkshire will go to the polls to choose MPs to represent their constituencies.

    Ballot box

    We want to hear what questions you have about the general election in your area.

    These could range from local issues and boundary changes to why we vote on Thursdays.

    Send us your questions using the form right here.

  14. Watch: The Brook v Spence weigh-in

    Shamir Masri

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Thousands packed into Barkers Pool in Sheffield city centre this lunchtime for Kell Brook and Errol Spence's weigh-in ahead of their bout at Bramall Lane tomorrow night.

    Both fighters came in under the welterweight limit of 10st 7lbs.

    On the scales, Brook came in at 10st 6lb and 7oz and Spence measured 10st 6lbs 5oz:

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    Video caption: Brook v Spence weigh-in at Barkers Pool in Sheffield.
  15. Listen: Ramadan 2017 - 'It means a lot'

    Paul Walker

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    The Islamic holy month of Ramadan starts this weekend and throughout the festival BBC Radio Sheffield will be following some local people from South Yorkshire who'll be fasting.

    They'll be sharing how it works practically and how it fits around work and school, plus also a look at their beliefs.

    Sahir Ali, who's an orthoptist at Sheffield Children's Hospital, is one of the people we'll be speaking to over the next few weeks and she explains more:

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    Video caption: Sahir Ali on Ramadan.
  16. Listen: North Yorkshire school head sets off on long fundraising walk

    Louise Fewster

    BBC Radio York

    The headmaster of a North Yorkshire school is going above and beyond the call of duty.

    Stephen Mulryne, from Terrington Hall, is walking from Norfolk back to York to raise funds for a new school hockey pitch.

    He's told BBC Radio York why he decided to undertake the challenge:

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    Video caption: Stephen Mulryne of Terrington Hall School.
  17. Terriers fan from down under hopes for Perth-fect day

    A Huddersfield Town fan who lives in Australia is flying to the UK to watch her team at Wembley.

    Natalie Richards

    Town are just one win away from a place in the Premier League - all they need to do is beat Reading on Monday in the Championship final.

    Natalie Richards, from Perth, is one half of Two Pommie Sheilas, two British women who host regular chats on their Facebook page and write columns about life in Australia.

    She says a long-haul flight for a couple of hours in a stadium is a "small price to pay for a hometown club that feels so much closer".

    Once it strikes knock-off time today she's packing her Huddersfield Town shirt and flying across the world to be part of the Wembley crowd.

  18. Listen: Special Olympics anthem unveiled

    Paul Walker

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    The Special Olympics takes place in Sheffield this August, with about 2,600 athletes from across the country expected to take part in sporting competitions in venues across the Steel City.

    Today, the official anthem entitled We'll Stop at Nothing has been released, which is co-written and performed by South Yorkshire's former super-bike World Champion James Toseland:

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    The opening ceremony takes place on Friday 8 August at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane ground and James told me how he got involved in the project:

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    Video caption: James Toseland on performing the Special Olympics anthem.