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  1. Man arrested after pickaxe embedded in car bonnet
  2. Scarborough restaurant owner jailed for boiling water assault on chef
  3. Funeral held of Otley woman killed in Manchester terror attack
  4. Finance insurer CPP in HQ move from York to Leeds
  5. Chesterfield and Bassetlaw pull out of South Yorkshire devolution
  6. BBC Look North and ITV Calendar join forces for Jo Cox tribute
  7. Updates on Wednesday 14 June 2017

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Westminster Magistrates Court

The 24-year-old arrested in Huddersfield faces three charges under the Terrorism Act, police say.

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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 a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J37 for A635 Barnsley Road and J36 for A630 Warmsworth Road affecting J38 for A638.

A1(M) South Yorkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A1(M) southbound between J37, A635 (Marr) and J36 A630 Warmsworth Road. Congestion to J38, A638 (Red House).

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

Severe accident: A1(M) South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J36 for A630 Warmsworth Road and J37 for A635 Barnsley Road.

A1(M) South Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on A1(M) northbound between J36 A630 Warmsworth Road and J37, A635 (Marr), because of an accident earlier on.

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

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. Man arrested after pickaxe embedded in car bonnet
  2. Scarborough restaurant boss threw boiling pan at chef
  3. Ambulance and car in Bradford city centre collision
  4. Second council pulls out of Sheffield City Region devolution plan
  5. Alice Cooper's original line-up to play Leeds

See you tomorrow.

Watch: Beatboxing bards hit the stage in Leeds

Abi Jaiyeola

Reporter, BBC Look North

The story of a trailblazing group of young poets from Yorkshire has inspired a new play which is now to get its premiere.

Leeds Young Authors travelled to America to compete in an International Poetry Slam contest - and their journey is the basis for Ode to Leeds which begins this evening.

I've been to West Yorkshire Playhouse to find out more:

Assel Al-Essaie

A man appears in court charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old in Sheffield.

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Feeling sheepish? Just the kind of job ewe want

It seems that North Yorkshire Police's "new approach" to prevent sheep theft is to attach a police officer to each sheep.

Not bad work if you can get it:

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CPP in HQ move from York to Leeds

Finance insurer CPP is to move its HQ from York to Leeds, a change which could see about 50 people lose their jobs.


A spokesperson for the firm has told the BBC that 30 staff will go to Leeds - that's out of a total of 260 who work there.

Another 50 jobs could go because the firm is changing the way it works and increasing the number of workers overseas.

The company says the move has nothing to do with Brexit and comes after the company sold its head office at Holgate Business Park last month.

Pop-up choir highlights pollution in Sheffield

Kat Cowan

Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

A pop-up choir is helping to raise awareness of air pollution in Sheffield.

Members of the group - all of whom have lung problems - have sung at Graves Health and Sports Centre today as part of Breathe Easy Week.

Government figures from 2015 ranked Sheffield as the fifth most polluted city in the country.

I've been to see the choir in action:

Have you seen Paula Pickles?

Have you seen Paula Pickles? She's been missing from her Bradford home since last night.

Paula Pickles
West Yorkshire Police

Fifty-five-year-old Paula was last seen at her home in Idle at about midnight last night.

Police say they're concerned for her welfare as this behaviour is out of character.

Historic Todmorden Show moves to Lancashire

The Todmorden Agricultural Show is set to move from Yorkshire to Cliviger, near Burnley, after 150 years.

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The show's former site is unavailable for this year's event due to drainage problems.

The annual event takes place on 17 June.

More electric buses coming to York Park and Ride

Louise Fewster

BBC Local Live Yorkshire

Half York's park and ride bus routes will soon be covered by electric vehicles, including new double-deckers, City of York Council has confirmed.

Electric double deck bus

As well as the new type of bus being tried out over the next month, passengers are also being promised that contactless payments for fares are due to be brought in.

This comes after a seven-year deal was signed between City of York Council and the bus company First.

Do you recognise these men? Appeal after serious assault in Leeds

Do you know these men? Police want to speak to them after a serious assault outside a popular bar in Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police

It happened in the early hours of Sunday 28 May outside Tiger Tiger in Albion Street.

A 25-year-old victim ended up with injuries to their face which needed surgery.

Batley bed factory fire 'started deliberately'

A fire at a bed factory in Batley last night was started deliberately, according to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.


Two lorry trailers were at the centre of the fire at Lazy bed on Soothill Lane, the fire service says.

People around the area reported hearing loud bangs as the huge plume of smoke rose into the sky.

At its height, about 20 firefighters tackled the blaze.

South Yorkshire Police

PC Gareth Lee was involved in a crash which left a driver with serious spinal injuries.

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New park and ride set to open in Leeds

If you commute into Leeds and are fed up with the queues, then you might be pleased to hear that a new park and ride scheme is due to open on Monday.

Temple Green park and ride
Leeds City Council

Maybe the best part is that for all of next week, you can try it out for free - as, it seems, some of our city councillors have been doing (pictured above).

If you fancy giving it a go, you'll find it adjacent to the A63 Pontefract Lane close to junction 45 of the M1. The postcode for your sat nav is LS9 0PU.

The buses themselves sound pretty good, with wi-fi on board. And, according to the council, they'll "whisk" you all the way into the middle of town.

Watch: 'It's all Theresa May's fault' - Daughter's note to ousted music-making MP

It might be that, in the words of the actor Michael Caine, "not a lot of people know this", but Greg Mulholland, Leeds North West's Liberal Democrat MP until last week, is also a bit of a musician.

Greg says one of the things he's looking forward to after losing his seat in the general election is getting back to making music with his acoustic folk band Summercross.

Here he is as you may not have previously seen him. And een if you're not into folk music keep watching to the end, because there's a wonderful, heartfelt note from his young daughter that might tickle your funny bone:

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, before J35 for A629 Rotherham.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound before J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

Filey man wanted for prison recall

A man from Filey is wanted for recall to prison after breaking the terms of his licence.

Jake Craven
North Yorkshire Police

Jake Craven, 21, was released from prison on licence on 10 March after serving five months of a nine-month prison sentence for assault and threatening behaviour in April last year.

Officers have carried out a number of searches to locate him and they're now appealing to anyone who has seen him or knows where he is now to contact them.

He's described as white, 6ft tall, of medium build, with brown hair and brown eyes.

It's thought he may be in Scarborough and he also has connections to Filey.

BBC Look North and ITV Calendar join forces for Jo Cox tribute

Both of Yorkshire's regional TV news programmes, BBC Look North and ITV Calendar, are joining forces for the first time in their 49-year histories in memory of the late MP Jo Cox.

Harry Gration and Christine Talbot

This Friday marks a year since the Batley and Spen Labour MP was murdered and this weekend hundreds of Great Get-Together events have been planned.

Christine Talbot from Calendar and Harry Gration from BBC Look North will broadcast together from Birstall Market Place on both ITV (18:00) and BBC One (18:30) where one of the events will take place:

I’m really excited to be teaming up with Christine and the team at Calendar. It's the first time I'll present on ITV, which feels a bit strange."

Harry GrationBBC Look North

Harry Gration and I have been friends for many years, but it will be a great pleasure to share a screen with him."

Christine TalbotITV Calendar

Watch: Ambulance and car crash in Bradford

More on the news that an ambulance and a car have crashed in the centre of Bradford.

No one was injured in the collision and two other ambulances arrived on the scene soon after.

The ambulance which was involved in the crash was carrying a patient, the BBC understands:

Second council pulls out of Sheffield City Region devolution plan

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Earlier, we mentioned that Chesterfield had withdrawn from the Sheffield City Region devolution deal - but now it seems there's been another blow, with a further local authority pulling out.

Sheffield City Region logo
Sheffield City Region

On Tuesday, Chesterfield Borough Council announced it was withdrawing from the agreement, and now Bassetlaw District Council has confirmed it no longer wants full constituent membership.

The devolution deal would see an elected mayor take responsibility for transport budgets and strategic planning and have access to £900m of government money over the next 30 years.

Bassetlaw's council leader, Simon Greaves, says the City Region Deal is no longer in the best interests of the area:

In terms of the deal, the government has made it clear there is a need for Bassetlaw to accept London-style planning powers for an elected mayor. This was never in the deal I signed up to, though I note that every deal that made across the country has seen a mayor emerge with these powers."

Simon GreavesBassetlaw District Council leader

Ambulance and car in Bradford city centre collision

An ambulance and a car have collided in the centre of Bradford.

Ambulance crash

No-one was injured in the crash, police say.

The ambulance was carrying a patient at the time of the crash, the BBC understands.

Our reporter at the scene says there's damage to one side of the car.

BreakingCar and ambulance crash in Bradford

There's been an crash between a car and an ambulance in central Bradford.

More to follow.

The Great Escape asylum game 'demonises mental health'

An "escape game" set in a fictional asylum has been criticised by health professionals for "demonising mental health".

Great Escape Game
The Great Escape Game, Leeds

The game, run by The Great Escape Game Leeds, challenges players to solve a series of clues to find their way out.

Online advertising mentioning people "locked in straight jackets" has been said to stigmatise mental illness.

The company has apologised for any offence caused but says the game does not "mock psychiatric illness".

Sheffield's Tramlines Festival to aid refugees

Sheffield's popular Tramlines Music Festival has announced it'll support the Refugee Council during the event next month.

Tramlines crowd

The festival, which attracts thousands of people to Sheffield city centre, says the Refugee Council, which works directly with refugees and asylum seekers, will be its official charity partner.

Tramlines runs from 21-23 July and is due to feature many acts including The Libertines, All Saints and Toots and the Maytals in its line-up.

This is a cause that Tramlines is very happy to support. It's the tenth anniversary of Sheffield’s status as the first official City of Sanctuary for refugees. Over the years the city has accepted people from all over the world, including the recent conflict in Syria."

Tramlines spokesperson

Watch: Imam and rabbi unite in memory of Jo Cox

Two faith leaders have united in memory of the murdered Batley and Spen Labour MP Jo Cox in a Love Actually-styled video:

Warning over pretend parking official in Selby

If you're trying to find a parking space in parts of North Yorkshire, take extra care not to be taken in by a bogus parking attendant who's in action in the area:

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Listen: Government too 'volatile' for South Yorkshire devolution - council leader

It's back to the drawing board for devolution in South Yorkshire after Chesterfield pulled out of negotiations.

In 2015, the Sheffield city region was one of the first to sign up to a government deal.

It would see an elected mayor take responsibility for transport budgets and strategic planning and have access to £900m of government money over the next 30 years.

But it's been plagued by delays thanks to a row over Chesterfield Borough Council signing up to the deal.

Tricia Gilby, Chesterfield's council leader, says she doesn't think the government, in its current state, could get devolution deals through:

Scarborough restaurant boss jailed for boiling water assault on chef
Restaurant owner Djamel Benrejdal is jailed for two years after throwing a pan of boiling water over a chef.

Van full of family's goods stolen during house move

A family who were moving house in Huddersfield had their removal van stolen while they packed thousands of pounds worth of their belongings ready to go to their new home.

Lightridge Road

The white Transit had been loaded with furniture, kitchen appliances and jewellery outside their old house on Lightridge Road on 1 June.

It was stolen as the family loaded a second van with their possessions, the van's registration is MV12 0HL.

Police have asked if anyone thinks they've been offered any of the family's items. They should call them on 101.

Leeds Dock put on the market for £32m by Allied London

A major waterside development in Leeds has been put on the market aimed at offers over £32m.

Leeds Dock
Stephen Craven/Geograph

In 2012, property firm Allied London bought a 150-year-lease to Leeds Dock, then known as Clarence Dock, when most of the site's retail units were empty.

The company owns 161,845 sq ft of the site and has 16 tenants, the Yorkshire Evening Post first reported.

One of the largest tenants is Sky, which employs 650 staff in its digital and technology hub.

Donations for victims of Grenfell Tower block fire

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

People in Bradford are being asked to donate clothes, toiletries blankets and toys to help the people who have been affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

Grenfell Tower block

The Metropolitan Police confirmed that six people had died in the fire and that figure was "likely to rise".

More than 70 people are being treated at five London hospitals, with 20 in critical care.

The appeal has been set up by the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara, where you can drop-off items between tomorrow and Sunday.

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Alice Cooper's original line-up to play Leeds

Alice Cooper's original band, along with the man himself are reforming - 42 years after they split up - and they're coming to Leeds.

Alice Cooper
Kyler Clark/PA

Spend the Night With Alice Cooper comes to the Arena on 11 November and it's the first of five dates in their UK tour including London, Birmingham and Glasgow.

The original line-up, not including Glen Buxton - the co-writer of School's Out - who died in 1997, have spent more than four decades apart.

The promo blurb promises it to be "an evening of insanity with the heavy metal master."

Man arrested after pickaxe embedded in car bonnet

A man has been arrested in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, this morning after a pickaxe was lodged in the bonnet of a Range Rover.

Pickaxe in car
Elizabeth Stephenson

Armed police were called to the sceneCalder Road just before 10:00 this morning after a "report of a man in possession of a weapon".

The man has been arrested on "suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon, affray and causing damage to a motor vehicle".

Elizabeth Stephenson

According to witnesses, the buildings in the area are being converted in to flats and an argument broke out nearby.

Man arrested over sexual touching in Settle

A man has been arrested after a boy was allegedly touched under his clothing in Settle.


Police say that it happened on Sunday in a ginnel next to Whitefriars car park in the town centre.

It's alleged that a man touched a school age boy inside his clothing.

Officers are looking for people who were nearby at the time including a couple in a motorhome who may have witnessed the incident.