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Summary

  1. Pair jailed for life for Sheffield man's 'savage and brutal' murder
  2. Murder charges after woman's body found in Leeds woods
  3. Bid to save Scarborough's Futurist Theatre rejected
  4. Events held to mark first anniversary of murder of Jo Cox MP
  5. £25m Leeds Bradford Airport rail plans approved 'in principle'
  6. York teenager jailed after defying 'hoodie' court order
  7. Updates on Friday 16 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Adam Pinder-Smith and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our five top stories today

    Well, that's all from us for today.

    We'll be back on Monday from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire.

    Before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

    1. Events are held to mark first anniversary of murder of Jo Cox MP
    2. Murder charges after woman's body found in woods
    3. Bid to save Scarborough's Futurist Theatre rejected
    4. Craig Preston death: Pair jailed for life
    5. "Tallest mural" in UK takes shape in Leeds

    See you next week.

  2. Yorkshire's regional programmes come together for Jo Cox

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Don't forget that BBC Look North and ITV Calendar are joining forces tonight for the Jo Cox Great Get Together.

    Harry and Christine

    Harry Gration and Christine Talbot have been getting ready for the programme tonight which you can see on ITV1 at 18:00 and BBC One at 18:30.

    It's the first time in their 49-year histories that the two programmes have joined up and they'll be broadcasting live from Birstall.

    Christine and Harry are pictured above getting ready for their shows... I wonder which one bought the biscuits?

  3. Watch: On your bike - Octogenarian's remarkable cycle trip

    Kevin Larkin

    Doncaster Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    An 84-year-old man from Doncaster who suffers from a spinal condition which means he struggles to walk very far is planning to cycle 19 miles this weekend.

    Jack Handley will be raising money for a scanner at the Doncaster Royal Infimary and to thank the surgeons at the Royal Hallamshire who got him back on his bike.

    Jack says it's a real contrast between walking and cycling for him:

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    Video caption: Jack Handley suffers from a spinal condition which means he struggles to walk very far
  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

    M1 Derbyshire - Very slow traffic and two lanes closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. Futurist Theatre campaigner's 'no regrets' after High Court verdict

    Campaigners who've been fighting to save Scarborough's Futurist Theatre say they've "no regrets" over their failed attempt to win a judicial review over a decision to demolish the venue.

    Futurist Theatre, Scarborough

    A High Court judge ruled today that there will be no legal review into Scarborough Borough Council's decision to knock down the landmark building which dates back to the 1920s.

    The council's cabinet had judged the Futurist, which closed in 2014, to be unsustainable as a theatrical venue.

    Diana Tasker, from the Save the Futurist Campaign, says the fight was worth it: "We don't regret the application for a judicial review. If the Futurist goes, it will be seen that we fought right until the bitter end to keep it and I'm sorry for everybody that we've lost."

  6. Rievaulx Abbey rediscovers Victorian 'virtual reality'

    A Victorian version of virtual reality has been brought to life by historical photographs of a ruined North Yorkshire abbey.

    Two images of Rievaulx Abbey

    Rievaulx Abbey is exhibiting the collection of late 19th and early 20th century slides, which create a 3D effect when viewed.

    Dr Brian May, legendary guitarist from the band Queen, co-owns a company which has made a modern stereoscope viewer, a binocular-like apparatus, to look at the slides.

    It allows people to see them as Victorians would have seen them.

    Dr May says: "3D was photography that gave you a feeling of reality, rather than just a flat rendition on a piece of paper."

  7. Two hurt in 'targeted' burglary in Barnsley

    Mick Lunney

    Barnsley reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    A man and woman have been taken to hospital after four men broke into their home on Moorend Lane in Silkstone Common near Barnsley while they slept.

    Moorend Lane in Silkstone Common

    It's believed the occupants, who suffered minor injuries and have now been discharged from hospital, were assaulted by the four men who left the property empty-handed.

    South Yorkshire Police believe the attack was "targeted" and have urged witnesses to come forward.

  8. Watch: Can cricket and Ramadan mix?

    Jenny Eells

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    With just over a week to go until the end of Ramadan, I've been hearing how people in South Yorkshire are marking the religious festival.

    Over the month it takes place, many Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset without food or drink, so what do you do if you're playing sport?

    I've put on my whites and headed to Nether Edge Cricket Club to meet players who're fasting while taking wickets:

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    Video caption: Nether Edge Cricket Club discuss cricket during Ramadan.
  9. British Airways strike: Cabin crews to stage two-week strike

    Flights to London from Leeds Bradford Airport could be affected by a British Airways cabin crew strike next month.

    British Airways

    Staff are to stage a two-week strike from 1 July in a row over pay and conditions.

    The Unite union said it was also pursuing legal action against the airline on behalf of hundreds of cabin crew who say they were "sanctioned" for taking previous strike action.

  10. Listen: Ten-year-old Scarborough girl organises concert for terror victims

    A 10-year-old North Yorkshire girl has organised a concert in the town to raise money for the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

    Holly, from Scarborough, says she saw the One Love Concert in Manchester to raise money for the victims and decided she "wanted to do something too".

    In less than a fortnight, she's organised a concert at Hackness Village Hall to raise money to help:

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    Video caption: In less than a fortnight she's organised a concert at Hackness Village Hall
  11. Man dies following Rotherham collision

    A cyclist has died following a collision with a car in Rotherham.

    The man, believed to be in his 20s, suffered fatal injuries in the collision yesterday on Centenary Way at the junction with Main Street.

    A 19-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

    He has been released under investigation as enquiries continue and South Yorkshire Police are appealing for witnesses.

  12. Leeds Bradford Airport rail link on track

    A railway station serving Leeds Bradford Airport is one step closer to becoming a reality.

    LBA

    West Yorkshire Combined Authority's investment committee approved in principle the £25m scheme at a meeting earlier today.

    The plans include building a station on the Harrogate line, about one mile away from the terminal, with shuttle bus services expected to take passengers between the two

    Don't go buying a ticket just yet, though. Final approval for the scheme isn't expected until 2019.

  13. Craig Preston death: Pair jailed for life

    A man and a woman have been jailed for life for the murder of man who was "savagely" attacked before his body was dumped on moorland in South Yorkshire.

    Shiraz Bashir and Leonie Mason

    Craig Preston was attacked in a lay-by in Rotherham before being taken to Woodhead Tunnels.

    Shiraz Bashir, 42, and Leonie Mason, 24, were told they would serve a minimum of 22 and 19 years respectively.

    Mason had been in a relationship with both Mr Preston and Bashir at the time of the attack on 21 August 2016.

  14. Jo Cox's sister speaks of the importance of community

    Events have been taking place across the country to remember former Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox on the first anniversary of her death.

    Kim Leadbeater

    She was murdered on her way to a constituency surgery in Birstall, which is where the most poignant celebrations of her life are taking place.

    The Great Get Together events have been organised to remember the positive message about community cohesion that Mrs Cox promoted as an MP.

    Thousands of people have joined in the events, with tea parties, acts of kindness and impromptu get togethers.

    Quote Message: Without the community we would've gone under." from Kim Leadbeater Sister of Jo Cox
    Kim LeadbeaterSister of Jo Cox
  15. Bid to save Scarborough's Futurist Theatre rejected

    An attempt to save the Futurist Theatre in Scarborough from demolition has been rejected by a High Court judge.

    Futurist Theatre

    Sitting at the High Court in Leeds, the judge turned down a bid by campaigners for a full judicial review into decisions taken by Scarborough Borough Council.

    In January, councillors voted 22 to 21 in favour of spending £4m to knock down the venue which was opened in 1921.

    The Conservative-run council's cabinet had previously judged the Futurist, which closed in 2014, to be unsustainable as a theatrical venue.

    Campaigners had hoped to run the theatre as a charitable trust and believed the venue could host large-scale musical productions.

  16. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe congestion, at J2 for A1 affecting M1 J32.

    M18 South Yorkshire - Very slow traffic and heavier than usual traffic on M18 northbound at J2 A1(M). Congestion to M1 J32, Thurcroft.

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

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    Video caption: Hundreds of children gathered in Heckmondwike to sing in memory of Jo Cox

    A year on from her murder, thousands of people are taking part in events for the Great Get Together to remember the values and beliefs of the late MP Jo Cox

  18. Listen: Road safety fears over Yorkshire Wildlife Park expansion plans

    There are concerns expansion plans for Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster could increase the risk of road accidents.

    Auckley Parish Council is bringing in an outside expert to try and convince park bosses to alter the proposals.

    The council points out that Hurst Lane, where a new entrance would be, already has a school nearby and a new sixth form college is due to open in September.

    Parish councillor Ian Swainston says the expansion will cause too much extra traffic:

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    Video caption: Fears expansion could increase the risks of road accidents