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  1. Doncaster stab death: Teen jailed for five years
  2. Teenage girl sexually assaulted in Castleford
  3. Woman in court over woodland body find
  4. Man suffers life-threatening injuries after being hit by car in Sheffield
  5. Police appeal after 14 sheep discovered dead in North Yorkshire
  6. Eight need treatment due to 'noxious substance' in Barnsley club
  7. Doncaster's 'balloon' hedgehog doing well after 'being popped'
  8. Updates on Monday 12 June 2017

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Severe accident: A61 West Yorkshire both ways

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A61 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, at Kirkgate.

A61 West Yorkshire - A61 Marsh Way in Wakefield closed and slow traffic at the Kirkgate junction, because of an accident. On the roundabout.

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The animal was diagnosed with the rare "balloon syndrome", caused by gas collecting under the skin.

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Our five top stories today

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. Teenage girl sexually assaulted in Castleford
  2. Police appeal after 14 sheep discovered dead in North Yorkshire
  3. Teenager jailed for five years for stabbing boyfriend
  4. Eight injured by "noxious substance" in Barnsley club
  5. Patrick Stewart does a "shoey"

See you tomorrow.

Do you know this man?

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Police in Sheffield are appealing for anyone recognising this man to get in touch as they'd like to speak to him about a sexual assault in the city:

Police E-fit image
South Yorkshire Police

It took place at about 15:00 on Monday 15 May as a woman was walking along Commonside and Hands Road, in the Crookes area.

An unknown man is believed to have followed her for a short distance before inappropriately touching her and walking away from the scene.

The woman was not injured but has been left shaken by the incident.

Sinead Wooding

Four people - two men and two women - have been charged in connection with Sinead Wooding's death.

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Appeal to owners after stolen tool stash discovered in Whitby

Do you recognise any of these tools?

North Yorkshire Police

Police are looking for their owners after they were found following arrests in Whitby.

The arrests followed a series of thefts from vans in Bridlington, Scarborough and Whitby.

Police say most of the tools have been identified from previously reported crimes, but there are a number of outstanding items they believe are stolen but may not have been reported.

Five men from West Yorkshire were arrested in connection with this incident and remain under investigation while enquiries continue.

Adam Lyth

Somerset are still without a County Championship win this season after Yorkshire pull off a dramatic three-run win at Taunton.

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Doncaster stab death: Teen jailed for five years

An 18-year-old woman from Doncaster has been jailed for five years after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of her boyfriend.

Megan Sambrook
South Yorkshire Police

Megan Sambrook, of Wadworth Street, Denaby Main, pleaded guilty at Sheffield Crown Court today and was sentenced at the same hearing.

Her partner, 18-year-old Lewis Guest, was found at their home on 8 March with stab wounds to his chest. He was taken to hospital but died shortly afterwards.

Police forensic officers examined a knife found in the kitchen which was later forensically linked to Mr Guest's injury.

Megan has accepted responsibility for her actions and, although she may not have intended to kill Lewis, her violence led to her partner's death."

Det Con Jill RankinSouth Yorkshire Police

'Huddersfield's A&E saved my brother's life' - Game of Thrones actress

Huddersfield Examiner

Game of Thrones actress Lena Headey says Huddersfield's A&E saved her brother’s life.

Headey, who grew up in Huddersfield, is among the town's celebrities sharing their personal tales of the hospital as part the HRI Love Stories exhibition.

Lena Headey
Huddersfield Examiner

Cables cut on railway lines

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

Thieves tried to steal cables from the railway lines between Nottingham and Sheffield twice in the last week, police said.

British Transport Police said cable was cut on two consecutive nights in locations near Worksop in Nottinghamshire last weekend.

On one occasion, rail workers disturbed a group of men on a crossing near the station.

The men fled but left trailers, bikes and cut cable at the scene.

'Balloon' hedgehog doing well after 'being popped'

Lamont Howie

Reporter, BBC Radio Stoke

A hedgehog "blown up like a beach ball" is now said to be doing well after a vet says she "popped" it with a needle.

The animal, which had inflated to twice its size, was spotted wandering around in Doncaster and was diagnosed with a severe case of balloon syndrome.

The male was taken to the RSPCA centre in Stapeley Grange where a needle was inserted to drain out air trapped under its skin.

Staff say the hedgehog's "not out of the woods yet" but is eating well and they're very hopeful of a recovery.

The first thing to do with one of these balloon hedgehogs is actually to essentially pop them, so to pop a needle in and just drain all of that air out."

Bev PantoHead vet, RSPCA Stapeley Grange

Nick Clegg offered victor's DJ gig at Sheffield club

Christian Carlisle

BBC Radio Sheffield presenter

A club in Sheffield is offering the former Sheffield Hallam Lib Dem MP and ex-deputy prime minister Nick Clegg a chance to take the job of the man who beat him in the general election.

Nick Clegg

West Street Live used to employ Jared O'Mara, the new Labour MP for Sheffield Hallam

Now he's got Nick Clegg's job, the club is looking to redress the balance, and is hoping he'll take up the offer to become a DJ there.

The venue says the offer is "in the spirit of fairness" and would see Mr Clegg taking to the turntables at events which they have named "Cleggers Plays Pop".

Police appeal after 14 sheep discovered dead in North Yorkshire

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after the death of 14 sheep near Huttons Ambo in North Yorkshire last week.

While the sheep were "fine" at about 18:30 on Wednesday 7 June in a field at the top of Golden Hill near the A64, they were found dead at about 09:15 the following morning.

It's believed the sheep - 11 ewes and three lambs - died after being chased around their field by dogs, causing them to become distressed and run into boundary fences.

Anyone who witnessed the sheep being chased, or who has any other information, is being asked to get in touch with police.

Appeal for drivers after fatal crash in Steeton

Two drivers who could be the only witnesses to a crash in which a Keighley man died have been asked to come forward.

Tahir Khan
West Yorkshire Police

Tahir Khan, 29, died when his grey Peugeot Partner van went off the road and crashed into a ditch on the A629 Aire Valley trunk, Steeton, on 24 May.

Police say they're looking for the drivers of a silver Toyota Hiace van and a white Suzuki Swift who may have "vital information" about the crash:

It is likely that these drivers will have seen Tahir's van in the moments before it left the road."

Sgt Mat TunneyWest Yorkshire Police

What happens when your laptop battery explodes?

Welcome to fire safety corner...

Here's a tweet from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue which shows what happens when the battery in your laptop decides to burn your house down:

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£1m sports boost at North Yorkshire school

City of York Council is to fund a £1m addition to sports facilities at Millthorpe School.

Millthorpe School

Other nearby schools, as well as the community as a whole, will benefit from a full size multi-use games area, which it's hoped will be ready by September 2018, the council says.

It's part of the expansion of nearby Scarcroft Primary, which is needed because of the increasing number of children in the area.

Eight injured by 'noxious substance' in Barnsley club

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Police are investigating how eight people came to need medical treatment after a club in Barnsley was evacuated at the weekend due to a "noxious substance".

Digital Bar, Barnsley

It happened at about 04.30 on Sunday morning at the Digital Bar in Wellington Street.

It's not clear what the substance involved was, and the eight people affected suffered just minor injuries.

A man's been arrested and released under investigation as police enquiries continue.

Ousted Yorkshire Conservative MP blames 'poor national campaign'

Ousted Conservative Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney says a "poor national campaign and manifesto" led to him losing his seat.

Jason McCartney

In last week's general election, Mr McCartney lost to Labour's Thelma Walker, who won with a majority of 915.

In a post on his website, Mr McCartney says: "To our new Labour MP and her team. I’m not going anywhere, I live here and so Thelma is now my MP."

He added that he "will be holding her to account on all her promises, especially the one saying a vote for her will definitely save our A&E".

Teenage girl sexually assaulted in Castleford

A 16-year-old girl has been sexually assaulted in Castleford.

It happened at about 19:00 on Saturday at the nature garden near William Street and Lock Lane where the girl was approached by a man.

Park in Castleford

The suspect is described as white, in his early 30s, with light stubble and short dark brown or black hair.

He is described as wearing a black top with white stripes down the sleeves and he had a beer belly. He spoke with a local accent and was carrying a blue plastic carrier bag. 

He also had a small black dog, possibly a Staffordshire bull terrier, which had a ginger/brown patch on its back and a pink collar.  

Sgt Tony Shand says: "This was a very distressing incident for the victim and we are doing all we can to trace this man."

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J39 for A636 Wakefield and J40 for A638 Ossett.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J39, A636 (Wakefield) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of tyre on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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

Multi-million pound energy overhaul at Harrogate hospital

Spending £7m making Harrogate District Hospital more energy efficient will create nearly £16m of savings over the next 25 years, health bosses say.

Harrogate District Hospital

Work to overhaul the hospital’s facilities, including replacing two of the original steam boilers and all internal lighting, will save about 625,000 per year which can instead be spent on direct patient care, they say.

About £1m has so far been spent on the electrical infrastructure and about 8,500 LED lights have been installed, which the hospital says also has the effect of being friendlier for patients coping with dementia.

Yorkshire win nail-biting clash

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

As narrow margins go, it was very narrow indeed...

adam lyth
Getty Images

Yorkshire have beaten Somerset by just three runs in the County Championship.

Veteran Adam Lyth (pictured) took the last wicket, and three others fell to Ryan Sidebottom today.

Zombies pull out of Sheffield Music in the Gardens event

Adam Pinder-Smith

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Organisers of Sheffield's Music in the Gardens have apologised after legendary band The Zombies (pictured) pulled out of the event in the city later this month.

The Zombies

People who've bought tickets to see the band on Thursday 29th June 2017 can use them to see other performances or get a refund.

Other acts which are still due to take part in the Music in the Gardens event at the end of this month include 10CC and the Bootleg Beatles.

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J34 for A631 and J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane blocked on M1 southbound between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) and J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

Listen: PM 'hard to unseat': York politics expert says May to stay

The Queen's Speech - in which the government sets out its legislative programme - has been delayed for a few days, the BBC understands.

The set-piece event had been due to take place on Monday 19 June.

The Conservatives are negotiating with the Democratic Unionist Party to get support for their minority government after losing their Commons majority in last week's general election.

Dr Chris Price, a politics expert at York St John University, has told BBC Radio York he thinks the partnership will work and Theresa May will remain Prime Minister:

In pictures: Brownlees' triathlon triumph in home city

Alistair Brownlee beat brother Jonny as they repeated last year's achievement of a British one-two at the World Series Triathlon event in their home city of Leeds at the weekend:

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Bermuda's Flora Duffy produced a superb display to win the women's race:

Flora Duffy
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Just to prove how much strain these athletes put themselves through, Jessica Learmonth of Great Britain and Gillian Backhouse of Australia needed a quick lie down at the finish:

Jessica Learmonth and Gillian Backhouse
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Getty Images

Watch: 'Willy Wonka' 90-mile wedding walk

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

How did you get to your wedding? A fancy car? The back of your dad's old banger maybe?

I'm asking because the boss of a chocolate firm in Skipton is getting married on Saturday and he's walking to his wedding 90-miles away.

He's undertaking the trek, from Ilkley to Windermere-on-Bowness, to raise money for charity.

Not only that, but his name is William. So given that, and the fact he owns a chocolate factory, he's doing it dressed as Willy Wonka!

William Hague's former school in 'special measures'

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

A Rotherham school's gone into special measures following a damning report by Ofsted.

Inspectors said Wath Comprehensive - which was rated "good" in 2011 - is failing to give pupils an acceptable standard of education and that teaching there is inadequate.

The school says it's completely committed to on-going plans to address the issues raised in the report.

Wath Comprehensive's most famous pupil was the former Conservative party leader William Hague.

Wath Comprehensive

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J40 for A638 Ossett.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Galactic empire escorts Yorkshire Air Ambulance in Penistone

Andrew Barton

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

This one comes under the heading, things you don't see everyday.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance given an Imperial send-off at the weekend's Penistone Gala.

Mick Wall

Thanks to Mick Wall, from Sheffield's Steel City Striders, for having the courage to get close to the Storm Troopers and snap the slightly sinister picture.

If you snap anything interesting which you'd like to share with the rest of Yorkshire, you can send it in by simply clicking here.

Rents reduced at Leeds Kirkgate Market

Traders at Leeds' Kirkgate market are being given a 20% reduction in their rent as fewer people spend their cash there.

Leeds Market

Leeds City Council say that they're reducing the rent for six months and that, although foot-fall is up, it doesn't always "correspond with the level of spend".

People in charge of the market say that visitors to the market have returned to levels seen two years ago.

But traders have said in the past that regulars have been "put off and (are) heading elsewhere."

In February this year, it won "Britain's Favourite Market" and has recently gone through a £13.7m renovation.

Everest cancer climber on his perilous adventure

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

A man who is coping with cancer has been talking to the BBC about making his dream a reality - climbing to the top of Everest.

Ian Toothill from Sheffield - who's raising money for charity - is thought to be the first person with cancer to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain.

Even losing his tent, food and equipment in strong winds wasn't enough to deter him:

Passing the baton: Hundreds of Yorkshire pupils cycle 245 mile relay

Students from 95 schools across Yorkshire are setting off today on a 245 mile cycling relay.

As part of the Schools’ Yorkshire Tour relay, pupils are passing a baton from the start in Sheffield to the final destination in Leeds on 27 June.


They'll cycle through Barnsley, Wakefield, Doncaster, York, Leeds, Bradford and Calderdale, before finishing in Leeds.

On the way they'll ride past famous landmarks, including the historic Stamford Bridge Viaduct (pictured above), Lotherton Hall, (pictured below) and the Woolpack at Esholt, made famous by the long-running television programme Emmerdale.

Lotherton Hall

This will not only help our young people gain cycling and road safety skills, but also help them see cycling as a fun mode of travel."

Lisa Mulherin,Councillor

Come and have a go if you think you're fast enough

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Strong hands, flexibility and not being afraid of heights.

They all count in the arsenal of competive climbers and a big event in Sheffield is now open for entries.

It's the British Bouldering Championships which is one of the attraction in this year's Cliffhanger Festival in the city.

It runs from July 7-9 and features many other outdoor pursuits, attracting thousands of visitors.

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Car damage in 'police stop' operation

Oli Constable

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Damaged car
South Yorkshire Police

This photo shows a car which police say was driven with a damaged tyre after it went over a stinger device, laid out by officers to stop it.

Police say they acted after the driver failed to stop and was pursued along the A57 at Ladybower last night.

The car went out of control when one of its wheel disintergrated, says the force.

A man's been arrested and charged over drink-drugs offences.

Patrick Stewart does a "shoey"

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Legendary Huddersfield actor Patrick Stewart did something that only a handful of people across the globe have done yesterday.

He did a "shoey".

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The X Men and Star Trek actor was conducting the post-race interviews at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Third place driver, Daniel Ricciardo, has a tradition when he finishes in the top three - to drink champagne from his boot.

Lewis Hamilton declined the offer. I can't blame him.