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  1. People who commit crime after drinking in York could have to wear a 'sobriety tag'
  2. Retired Methodist minister sentenced for historic sexual abuse of boys
  3. Boy arrested after armed police operation in Silsden
  4. Tributes to legendary Barnsley police officer
  5. Body of man found in canal at Apperley Bridge
  6. Sheffield to keep Qatar World Cup cool
  7. Live updates on Tuesday 13 June 2017

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By Andrew Barton

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Severe disruption: A1(M) South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J36 for A630 Warmsworth Road.

A1(M) South Yorkshire - A1(M) lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J36 A630 Warmsworth Road, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J35A for A616.

M1 South Yorkshire - M1 exit slip road closed and slow traffic northbound at J35a, A616 (Stocksbridge), because of a vehicle fire.

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

Surrey's Jade Dernbach improvises with his feet to run out Azeem Rafiq in the One-Day Cup quarter-final against Yorkshire.
Stuart McCall

Bradford City release a statement to reaffirm manager Stuart McCall's position after missing out on League One promotion last term.

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Kumar Sangakkara

Gary Smee

BBC Sport

Kumar Sangakkara's 100th career century helps Surrey beat Yorkshire by 24 runs to reach the One-Day Cup semi-finals.

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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. Sex abuse Yorkshire Methodist minister jailed
  2. Boy arrested after armed police operation in Silsden
  3. Crime Commissioner stands by decision to remove chief constable
  4. 'Sobriety tag' sentencing tested in North Yorkshire
  5. Milk thief among the ranks of Halifax police station

See you tomorrow.

Church restoration appeal reaches target

A church near Selby has reached its heritage fundraising target after six years.

Wistow All Saints

Wistow All Saints set a goal of raising £100,000 - but only 600 people live in the parish, so it's the equivilent of each of them raising £166.

Work will now get underway to restore parts of the building.

George Baldock

Sheffield United sign MK Dons defender George Baldock for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

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Police continue appeal over dead sheep

Police in North Yorkshire are continuing to appeal for information about 14 dead sheep that were found near Huttons Ambo.

Warning: You may find the picture below distressing.

Officers say they think the sheep - 11 ewes and three lambs - died after being chased around their field by dogs.

It's thought they became distressed and ran into boundary fences.

If you can help, call North Yorkshire Police on 101.

Dead sheep
North Yorkshire Police

Appeal to find lorry driver after fatal crash

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Motorway images
South Yorkshire Police

Police are trying to find a lorry driver who may have seen a fatal crash near Doncaster last month.

The images above show the lorry on the M18 near the scene where a car left the road and crashed, killing a passenger.

He was 17-year-old Gheorghe Ciuca from Oldham who died after being thrown from the car which ended up on its roof.

Man dies after being struck by train near Todmorden

A man has died after a train hit him close to Todmorden station in West Yorkshire this afternoon.

Todmorden station

It happened just after 13:30 and police say they're are now trying to find out who he is and inform his family. Officers say that his death is not currently being treated as suspicious.

Surrey's Kumar Sangakkara reaches an impressive milestone as he brings up his 100th century in all formats in the One-Day Cup quarter-final against Yorkshire.

Watch: Seaside town being created by children

Kat Cowan

Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

More than 500 pupils from primary schools across South Yorkshire took part in a challenge today to build a seaside town.

The Build It event at Kelham Island in Sheffield lasts for four days and is partly funded by the Institute of Engineering and Technology and hosted by the Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust.

It aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers:

Man left with serious injuries after brawl in York

A man in his 20s has been left with serious injuries after "a number of people" were involved in a fight in York.

York fight

It happened at 16:00 yesterday in the Monkton Road and Elmfield Avenue area of the city.

The injured man is still in hospital after the fight, in which police say that weapons were used. They're appealing for witnesses to come forward.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested and he remains in custody.

Troops from RAF Leeming take part in exercise

Hundreds of troops from North Yorkshire are taking part in major military exercise in Romania.

RAF Leeming
RAF Leeming

The teams from RAF Leeming have joined thousands of others from nine NATO countries.

They're testing how quickly our armed forces can be sent to trouble spots around the world.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J32A for A1 and J32 for A639.

M62 West Yorkshire - Heavy traffic and one lane closed on M62 westbound between J32a A1(M) and J32, A639 (Pontefract), because of an accident involving a lorry and car.

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

Man found in canal identified

Police say they now know the identity of a man that was found in the Leeds Bradford canal earlier today.

His body was found in the at Dobson Locks in Apperley Bridge just after 07:00.

It's not thought that his death was suspicious and his family have been informed.

Huddersfield man released by counter terrorism police

A 29-year-old man from Huddersfield has been released by counter terrorism police after two raids in Yorkshire.


On 1 June armed officers swooped on two addresses in Huddersfield and Sheffield. People close by reported "loud bangs" at the time.

The properties were searched by counter-terror officers after police received a tip-off, but officers said the raids were not linked to the recent Manchester Arena attack.

A 24-year-old man also from Huddersfield remains in custody.

CCTV released after man's teeth knocked out in Leeds

Do you recognise this man? Police want to speak to him after an attack on a 23-year-old man in Leeds city centre.

West Yorkshire Police

It happened on 29 May at 04:00 outside Dixy Chicken, in New Briggate.

The victim lost several teeth and needed stitches on his head.

Missing Shipley man found

Some good news this afternoon, missing man Lee Boakes from Shipley has been found safe and well according to West Yorkshire Police.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J32 for A639 and J31 for A655.

M62 West Yorkshire - Queuing traffic and one lane blocked on M62 westbound in Castleford between J32, A639 (Pontefract) and J31, A655 (Castleford), because of an accident.

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

Sheffield City Region won't include Chesterfield

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Sheffield City Region logo
Sheffield City Region

Plans for Chesterfield to join up with the Sheffield City Region won't now happen.

Under devolution, the idea is to to give more power to the regions, including having an elected mayor.

Chesterfield Borough Council had originally signed up to the deal against the the wishes of Derbyshire County Council.

The county council then turned to the courts arguing the way local people had been consulted about the idea was inadequate and the courts agreed.

Derbyhsire County Council recently announced a postal consultation of people in Chesterfield over the issue.

Throughout this process, Chesterfield Borough Council’s only interest has been to get the best deal for Chesterfield and Derbyshire while remaining part of Derbyshire - a deal which would have brought an estimated £35 million of new investment to the borough over the next five years.

Tricia GilbyChesterfield Borough Council leader

Listen: Police want tougher law for dog attacks

Police say the death of 14 sheep in Ryedale is "one of the worst seen recently".

Eleven ewes and three lambs were found dead last Thursday near Huttons Ambo. It's believed they were chased by dogs.

It comes as police are looking into whether a change in the law is needed to toughen up penalties into sheep attacks.

Inspector Jon Grainger, from the force's Rural Taskforce, says any evidence of sheep harming by dogs should be kept by farmers:

Missing man in Shipley

Have you seen Lee Boakes from Shipley?

Lee Boakes
West Yorkshire Police

Lee is 28 and was last seen in the Windhill area at around 10:00 yesterday. 

He was last seen wearing black skinny jeans, a black hooded top and denim jacket. 

Police think he may have been in Leeds city centre yesterday.

Watch: Tributes to legendary Barnsley police officer

Phil Bodmer

Journalist, BBC Look North

A former Barnsley police officer, famous locally for his distinctive moustache, has died at the age of 86.

Bill Harber will be remembered fondly by many, as he stood on point duty, directing traffic in the town during the fifties and sixties.

His role saw him being honoured by the Queen.

BreakingBoy arrested after armed police operation in Silsden

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after armed police were called to Silsden earlier.

Officers were sent to Hainsworth Road just after 09:00 this morning.

WATCH: Life-saving equipment bought with Sheffield's auctioned elephant sculptures

Jenny Eells

New life-saving equipment, which was funded by last year's "Herd of Sheffield" trail, has been unveiled at at the Sheffield Children's Hospital.

The 58 individually designed elephant sculptures were dotted around the streets and later auctioned off.

One of the elephant sculptures (below) designed by Jane Norburn, a receptionist at High Storrs School, was sold for £6,200 and donated to the school by Philip and Debbie Prince.

The auction raised £400,000 for a specialist unit which helps diagnose illnesses without the need for invasive surgery.

Body of man found in canal at Apperley Bridge

The body of a man, thought to be in his 60s or 70s has been found in the Leeds Liverpool canal at Apperley Bridge.

Police are now trying to work out his identity.

Dobson Locks
Linden Milner

His body was found just after 07:00 this morning at Dobson Locks and it's not thought that his death was suspicious.

Officers say that they think he's a local man and said he has grey hair, which is thinning on top and was wearing silver rimmed glasses.  

He was wearing a blue or grey Mountain Warehouse jacket, blue walking trousers, white socks and brown leather boots.

Man suffers serious jaw injury in Thirsk attack

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man in his 20s ended up with a serious jaw injury after being attacked in Thirsk.

Arabica café

The attack happened in the early hours of Sunday morning outside the Arabica café in the market place.

The victim was punched in the face, knocking him to the ground and badly injuring his jaw.

Officers say they're appealing for the identities of the men that were involved.

Sex abuse Yorkshire Methodist minister jailed

A retired Methodist minister from North Yorkshire has been jailed for eight and a half years after using hypnosis to sexually abuse four boys.

John Arthur Price, 82, of Ash Tree Close, Bedale, was found guilty of indecent assault.

John Price

It was when Price was a minister in York and Pocklington in the 70's and 80's the incidents of abuse occurred.

He claimed he could help the boys aged between 11 and 17 with stress, physical or emotional pain and used a hypnosis technique.

He was convicted of a similar offence in 1999 and was prevented from using his title of reverend.

In a statement one victim told Teesside Crown Court the abuse had left him in a "chasm of absolute despair"

Nuclear contract for Sheffield company

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

A £20m contract to make former nuclear facilities safe will mean up to 50 new jobs at a Sheffield company.

DavyMarkham focuses on heavy engineering and will work on the design and testing of reinforced steel and concrete containers to hold nucear waste. The firm wil work in partnership with Derbyshire firm, Amber Precast.

A new team of staff work at DavyMarkham's base on Prince of Wales Road in Sheffield and the 1,000 containers to be made will be used at a number of sites to be decommissioned.

Company bosses in factory
Davy Markham

Inside UK's largest power station: The facts about Drax

Children at a primary school near Selby will be the first to learn more about what happens inside Britain's largest power station, all without leaving the classroom.


A pop-up studio has been set up at Carlton in Snaith to reveal the inner workings of Drax Power plant, using a 360 degree video, with animation and graphics projected on to the ceiling.

This virtual tour of the plant will also be shown at other schools across Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire women pose for body image awareness

A group of women from West Yorkshire have posed for a photo in their underwear to highlight the issues surrounding body image.

Body image
Silvery Moon Photography

The 12 women that have come together are all from the ilkley and Halifax areas, some are strangers and some are friends.

They say they've done it to raise awareness and promote body positivity, even the photographer Mya Fawcett was in her underwear.

The women came together after an appeal by the photographer to find women willing to take part.

Women in today's society are put under too much pressure to look a certain way. We should be embracing our individuality."

Rachel Peru

Man held in Silsden after armed police deployed

Police in Keighley are questioning a man after a reports of a person in possession of a gun in Silsden near Keighley.

Hainsworth Road

Armed officers were sent to Hainsworth Road just after 09:00 this morning.

Police say they're not linking the report to the discovery of a man's body in the canal at Apperly Bridge earlier on.

They say the man's death is not thought to be suspicious. We'll bring you more on the man's death as we get it.

Listen: Sheffield Python star donates personal archive

Sheffield writer Monty Python star Michael Palin has donated his personal archive to the British Library.

The collection of 50 notebooks and dozens of diaries covers more than two decades.

Michael Palin said he hoped the doodles, notes and scribbles might give fans an insight into how the Python sketches developed:

'Jo Cox: Death Of An MP': TV documentary tonight

As the first anniversary of the murder of Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox approaches, a BBC documentary which sheds new light on the police investigation on the crime is on TV tonight.

Jo Cox

'Jo Cox: Death Of An MP' shows the evidence gathered by West Yorkshire Police for the first time, after the attack in June last year, including CCTV footage.

On 16 June last year the murder of Jo Cox, in the heat of the EU referendum campaign, shocked the nation.

The documentary tells the story of the horrific attack and events surrounding it through the testimony of those closest to it, including Jo Cox's family, eye witnesses and those who knew the murderer, Thomas Mair.

Former Labour leader to be radio host

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Doncaster MP and former Labour leader Ed Miliband is to stand in for Jeremy Vine on his national BBC 2 radio show.

He'll do five days in the role later this month, and former Conservative leader Iain Duncan-Smith will take the helm the week after.

Ed Miliband

Both have held crucial roles in political life and will bring unique perspectives and insight to the programme, in the heart of the daytime schedule".

Lewis CarnieHead of Radio 2