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Summary

  1. Finsbury Park mosque attack 'saddening' - Leeds council leader
  2. Police action over mosque safety in South Yorkshire
  3. Former South Yorkshire police chief slams old boss as 'irrational'
  4. York scaffolding collapse building 'safe' - council
  5. Biker seriously hurt in hit-and-run in Sheffield
  6. Heckmondwike man robbed by masked men as he sits in garden
  7. Updates on Monday 19 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Mick Lunney and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Sheffield City Council announce sprinkler plan

    Sheffield City Council has announced it will be fitting sprinklers in all 24 of its tower blocks.

    This evening the council said it would be announcing a series of meetings from Wednesday to speak to residents.

    The news comes after the fire at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington claimed the lives of at least 79 people.

    A spokesman for Sheffield City Council said they had always intended to review their policy on sprinklers as part of ongoing renovation and improvement works but was bringing the commitment forward to provide extra reassurance to residents.

    Councillor Jayne Dunn said: “We have done a huge amount of work in recent years to make sure our tower blocks are safe.

    "The cladding systems are fireproof and comply with building and planning regulations.

    “We had always intended to review our position on sprinklers later this year. But as an extra reassurance to residents, I am today announcing this has been brought forward and we will be fitting sprinklers in all 24 blocks.”

    The council will start consulting on a block by block basis later this year with tenants and leaseholders.

    There is already one tower block with sprinklers – Callow Mount – which was retro-fitted in 2011, as part of work with the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

    Twenty one of the council’s 24 tower blocks have metal cladding.

    A spokesman said the cladding is fireproof as the insulation is mineral and rock wool, with fire breaks at the floor and party walls.

    They added: "This creates a fire-proof box around each flat to the external structure to prevent the spread of fire to other flats.

    "The other three are brickwork-clad and designed to operate in the same way as the other 21 but in these cases have a separate metal fire barrier installed."

  2. That's all from Monday...

    Those are all the updates from across Yorkshire on Monday.

    Want to find out what's happening where you live on Tuesday 20 June 2017? Just click here.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe accident: A647 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A647 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between Swinnow Lane and A6110 Ring Road Bramley.

    A647 West Yorkshire - A647 Stanningley By-Pass in Bramley closed and slow traffic eastbound between the Swinnow Lane junction and the A6110 Ring Road Bramley junction, because of an accident. Diversion in operation - via Swinnow Lane and back onto the bypass after the Morrisons Supermarket.

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

  5. 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. Finsbury Park mosque attack 'saddening' - Leeds council leader
    2. Former South Yorkshire Police chief slams his old boss
    3. Scaffolding collapse on busy York pedestrian crossing
    4. Man robbed by masked men as he sat in his garden
    5. Boy aged four in hospital after being hit by a car

    See you tomorrow.

  6. Yorkshire basks in the heat - but is it hotter than Ibiza?

    We all know it's hot in Yorkshire today, but how are we compared with more exotic locations?

    Weather watchers

    Looks like today was the day to get to Whitby, with those beaches!

    Hull and Sheffield are currently basking in 30C heat, they're both hotter than Benidorm, Barcelona and Ibiza.

  7. Yorkshire hospitals to axe some children's operations due to lack of staff

    Yorkshire Post

    Proposals to stop evening and weekend children’s operations at three regional hospitals because of a lack of staff are still due to go ahead - despite bosses at the affected sites failing to support the plans.

    Hospitals
  8. Two arrested after fatal incident in Barnsley

    Ronan Sully

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A man's died after a fight in Barnsley.

    The 42 year-old was taken to hospital after police were called to an incident on Genn Lane in Worsborough.

    Two men have been arrested on suspicion of assault and released on bail as the investigation continues.

    Police are appealing for witnesses.

    Genn Lane from above
  9. Pensioner attacked in own home

    A man in his 70s has been seriously injured after a number of men broke into his house in Bradford.

    Madison Avenue

    The incident was at a house on Madison Avenue yesterday at about 03:00 and police called it a "targeted attack".

    The victim was seriously injured and taken to hospital where he's still being cared for and is in a stable condition.

    Police say the attackers didn't steal anything. 

    Quote Message: Our inquiries remain ongoing but we believe this is a targeted attack on the victim." from Det Insp Alan Weekes West Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp Alan WeekesWest Yorkshire Police
  10. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J26 for M606 and J25 for A644.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 westbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  11. West Yorkshire's top officer reviews community safety

    Sarah Wakefield

    BBC Radio Leeds News

    A stronger police presence is being put in place across West Yorkshire and there's a call for communities to come together.

    Police emblem

    It comes from Wet Yorkshire's Chief Constable, Dee Collins.

    The pledge comes after one man died and ten other people were injured when a van was driven into worshippers near Finsbury Park mosque in north London just after midnight.

    Quote Message: These events will create concerns among our own local communities and we have this morning reviewed our operational and engagement plans across the county." from Dee Collins Chief Costable of West Yorkshire
    Dee CollinsChief Costable of West Yorkshire
  12. Boy aged four in hospital after being hit by a car

    A four-year-old boy is in a serious but stable condition in hospital after he was hit by a car in the Harehills area of Leeds on Saturday.

    Harehills boy

    Police in Leeds are appealing to witnesses to the accident which happened on Avenue Crescent at about 14:40 to come forward.

    A silver Citroen C1 hit the boy, who was riding a bike, the driver is heliping the police with their inquiries.

    Officers say they are particularly keen to speak with two men who stopped to help the boy after the crash.

    Quote Message: I would ask both of these men to come forward and contact us to tell us what they saw." from Sgt James Farrar West Yorkshire Police
    Sgt James FarrarWest Yorkshire Police
  13. Burglars target four houses in Harrogate

    Four homes in Harrogate were targeted by burglars who stole thousands of pounds worth of items on Friday afternoon according to police.

    burglaries

    The four houses on Birstwith Road, Derwent Road, Coppice Avenue and Forest Lane were targeted sometime between 07:40 and 17:00.

    The thieves took off-road motorbikes, gold jewellery, cash and clothing. Police are investigating if the burglaries are linked.

    Officers say they're looking for a black Audi estate with tinted windows that was "seen in the area".

    Quote Message: We are appealing for witnesses to come forward or anyone who recalls any suspicious activity in Harrogate last Friday." from DC Quita Passmore North Yorkshire Police
    DC Quita PassmoreNorth Yorkshire Police
  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J33 for A630 Catcliffe and J32 for M18.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J33, A630 (Catcliffe) and J32, M18 (Thurcroft), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  15. Gillygate reopens after scaffolding collapse

    Allan Watkiss

    BBC Radio York, News

    Gillygate in York has now fully reopened after a scaffolding collapse; lucklily no one was injured.

    City of York Council says it will work with "any health and safety investigation" after the structure - which had been attached to the Sound Organisation shop - came down this morning.

  16. Watch: Yorkshire pays respects to tower block fire victims

    Cathy Killick

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    A minute's silence has been observed across Yorkshire to honour the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.

    Video content

    Video caption: Yorkshire silence over tower fire deaths

    In offices, town squares, stations and homes everywhere, people took the time to think of those who've lost their lives or loved ones.