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By Elly Fiorentini, Claire Renwick and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. LISTEN: Community actors star in York suffragette play

    Louise Fewster

    BBC Local Live Yorkshire

    Last night the curtain went up on York's latest big community theatre project.

    It involves 170 community actors and is produced by Pilot Theatre.

    Everything is Possible tells the story of the suffragettes in North Yorkshire.

    It's been years of hard work so there's a lot of buzz around this latest community project.

    Find out more below:

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    Video caption: Community actors tell the story of York suffragette movement in new play
  2. Manchester terror victim's family repeat calls for privacy

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    The relatives of a Sheffield woman, who was killed in the Manchester Arena terror attack last month, have repeated their wish to be left to mourn in private.

    Kelly Brewster

    Police say some media outlets have been contacting the family directly, which is causing additional distress.

    The 32-year-old was hailed a hero for shielding her 11-year-old niece from the suicide blast at an Ariana Grande concert, which killed 22 people and injured 116.

    Quote Message: A number of media outlets have asked for funeral details to be made available. The family have again expressed a strong desire that this remains a private matter." from South Yorkshire Police
    South Yorkshire Police
  3. Watch: Stormy weather for Yorkshire?

    It looks like we could be in for some heavy downpours and thundery weather later tonight.

    Lisa Gallagher takes a quick look at the weather warnings in place across Yorkshire:

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    Video caption: Yorkshire is set for thunderstorms but how bad will they be?
  4. Households used 15% more water in the heat

    We all know it's been hot over the last few days and that means that we use more water to keep cool, but how much have we been using?

    Paddling Pool

    Yorkshire Water say that we went through 125m litres more water each day last weekend.

    The demand for water in Yorkshire increased by 15% more than average as we all got the paddling pools out and tried to stop the grass from going brown.

    They've launched their annual water saving campaign today, tips include sharing baths and showers and the phrase "If it’s yellow, let it mellow. If it’s brown, flush it down." Err, right.

  5. 'Dripping wet man" surrenders to police after TV appeal

    A fugitive wanted for alleged drug smuggling in North Yorkshire has handed himself in to police in Gibraltar - after seeing himself on TV.


    The National Crime Agency (NCA) say that an appeal on BBC's Crimewatch had led to him handing himself in "dripping wet."

    The appeal featured cocaine found at an airfield near Thirsk, which had a street value of about £1.2m.

    The suspect refused to tell them how he'd reached Gibraltar, only saying it "wasn't through the frontier". The NCA are now trying to extradite him it.

  6. Theatre Company Of Sanctuary

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    Video caption: Theatre Company Of Sanctuary
  7. Cox's joy as stolen medals handed to police

    Double Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox says two of her medals which were stolen have been returned.

    Kadeena Cox

    The 26-year-old from Leeds had left them in her car while filming in London earlier this month when they were stolen.

    Ms Cox claimed gold in the T37 women's 100m and T35-38 4x100m relay at the 2015 World Championships in Doha.

    Earlier she tweeted: "Thank you so much to every single person that shared and retweeted my post...My medals got handed in to the police this morning #happykad".

  8. Huddersfield man hurt in 'terrifying' mugging

    A man was left needing stitches on his face after he was robbed by three men in Huddersfield.

    Springwood carpark

    It happened last Friday night in the town centre when a man in his 20s was walking near the bus station.

    The three suspects demanded he hand over his phone and wallet. He refused and they assaulted him, leaving him with facial injuries which needed stitches.

    The men, who are described as black and aged between 25 and 30-years-old, ran off with his wallet containing cash:

    Quote Message: This was a terrifying incident for the victim involved and, thankfully, he wasn't more seriously injured." from PC Jodie Kimmings West Yorkshire Police
    PC Jodie KimmingsWest Yorkshire Police
  9. York's 'black cats' to feature in new digital archive

    Elly Fiorentini

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    If you wander around York and look upwards you might see some black cats which decorate several of the city's buildings - although you may need a helicopter to see those on rooftops.

    A feline view from The Mount in York

    Some of the cats go back to the 19th century, but many were installed by late architect Tom Adams who used to add one to each building he worked on.

    Now, they're going to be added to a new digital archive of every piece of public sculpture in Britain.

    Next time you're in the city, check out one on a building on The Mount, Gillygate, and Ouse Bridge.

    Tom Adams was a real character. I wonder what he'd say about his work being digitally archived?

  10. Listen: Improvements to Leeds public transport move a step closer

    Multi-million pound improvements to public transport in Leeds are expected to get the green light later.

    Under Leeds City Council's plans, most buses would run every 10 minutes, and three new railway stations would be built - including one near Leeds Bradford Airport.

    If approved, the next step will be working out more detailed plans.

    Ray Wilkes, from West Yorkshire Campaign for Better Transport, says taking more cars off the city's roads is essential:

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    Video caption: The green light could be given to better public transport in Leeds today
  11. Man dies after being hit by car in Doncaster

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    A man who was hit by a car in Doncaster earlier this month has died, police have confirmed.

    Paul Stokes

    Paul Stokes (pictured) was knocked down by a grey Honda Civic on the A638 Trafford Way at about 21:15 on Friday 9 June.

    It happened on the carriageway between the Sidings roundabout and the College Road roundabout.

    The 66-year-old died in hospital yesterday and his family is being supported by specially-trained officers.

  12. 999 call for the Queen to belt up

    Here's today's amusing - but total waste of time for the police - call to 999 in West Yorkshire.

    Maybe the person had a point, but still, call the emergency number?:

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  13. Leeds street light turn-off could be extended

    More street lights look like being turned off in Leeds in a bid to save the council money.

    Street Light

    Councillors are being asked to approve a scheme to turn off an extra 1,800 between midnight and 05:30.

    But a report also suggests that even bigger savings could be made if 25% of all street lights in the Leeds district went off during the early hours.

    Councillors are expected to reach a decision this afternoon.

  14. 'Get switched on' warning to parents over children's holiday web activity

    Parents in South Yorkshire are being warned by police to "get switched on" to what their children are up to online during the summer holidays.

    Children using tablet

    The force warns that while the vast majority of children surf the web without incident, they are still at risk.

    Det Insp Steve Leach, head of cyber crime at South Yorkshire Police, says: "Getting to know what youngsters are viewing, restricting what they can access and just having a quick chat about what they're doing and what sites they’re visiting can be enough to prevent your child from becoming a victim."

  15. Listen: York man says charity helped save his life

    Kay Crewdson

    BBC Radio York

    Jordan lost his mum at 16.

    He turned to drink and gave up on life.

    York charity Restore has helped him to believe in himself and transform his life. It's motto is providing homes, giving hope.

    He's back in touch with his family, has a girlfriend and he enjoys life.

    Here's part of that remarkable story.

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    Video caption: Jorday lost his mum turned to drink and lost everything today his life is different
  16. Will we see thunderstorms in Yorkshire?

    Lisa Gallagher

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    There been a lot of talk about thunderstorms across Yorkshire today, so how is the forecast looking?

    This afternoon will be bright and warm, with temperatures reaching 28C, but there will be a risk of scattered thunderstorms across Yorkshire.

    Check your local forecast here.


    Those thunderstorms will pop up in places to end the day with the risk of torrential downpours fading out through the first part of the night.

    Another warm night ahead with minimum temperatures of 16C.

  17. Watch: Daughter's "happy life" photos for dad with Alzheimer's

    The daughter of a man with early-onset Alzheimer's has documented his "precious moments" and daily struggles using photos on Instagram.

    Ray Kirton was diagnosed with Alzheimer's seven years ago aged 52.

    His daughter, Mariel, from Leeds, has posted regularly since January 2015 to show "you can lead a happy life with the disease".

    Ms Kirton, 21, said she also wanted to "tackle the stigma surrounding the brain disease".

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    Video caption: Daughter’s Instagram plan to help Alzheimer’s dad remember good times