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  1. Raheem Wilks shooting: Man in court charged with murder
  2. Huddersfield man in serious condition after being hit by bus
  3. Samples from Doncaster flats tested in aftermath of London fire tragedy
  4. Parents unveil memorial to seven-year-old Katie Rough in York
  5. Special powers for police following Sheffield gang fight
  6. Three Yorkshire buildings win national architecture awards
  7. Updates on Thursday 22 June 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Claire Renwick and Nick Wilmshurst

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That's all from Thursday...

Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Thursday 22 June 2017.

Want to find out what's happening where you live on Friday? Just click here.

Severe disruption: M62 North Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 North Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J34 for A19 Selby and J33 for A162.

M62 North Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and heavy traffic on M62 westbound between J34, A19 (Selby) and J33, A162 (Ferrybridge Services), because of over running roadworks.

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

Our five top stories from 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. Raheem Wilks shooting: Man in court charged with murder
  2. Huddersfield man in serious condition after being hit by bus
  3. York garden memorial tribute to Katie Rough unveiled
  4. Special powers for police following Sheffield gang fight
  5. For sale - coffin - only used once

See you tomorrow.

Keggie Carew and Richard Hawley

Artist and biographer Keggie Carew meets producer and singer-songwriter Richard Hawley.
Artist and biographer Keggie Carew travels to Sheffield to meet the producer and Mercury Prize nominated singer-songwriter and guitarist Richard Hawley. 

They meet at Yellow Arch Studios, where he has recorded all his albums, and talk about the way in which the city of Sheffield has inspired his work. Keggie and Richard also muse on the subject of time; how his songs often seem to stretch it, why he decided to go slow, and the importance of sharing time with their fathers towards the end of their lives.

Producer Clare Walker.

Severe accident: A641 West Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A641 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between Highfield Avenue and Wyke Old Lane.

A641 West Yorkshire - A641 Bradford Road in Bailiff Bridge closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Highfield Avenue junction and the Wyke Old Lane junction, because of a serious accident. Diversion in operation - Northbound via Wyke Old Lane, Southbound via Lower Wyke Green which both lead to Lower Wyke lane and A58.

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

Police search for missing offender

Police are searching for Wakefield Man Carl Hartley.

Carl Hartley
West Yorkshire Police

Police have released an image of him after he breached his court bail conditions. He was charged with a number of sexual offences. 

He is 25-years-old with a tattoo of the words "LILY" on the left hand side of his neck. 

Hartley has links to both the Castleford and Wakefield areas of West Yorkshire 

WATCH: Aftermath of Sheffield street violence

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

Here's what part of Spital Hill looks like today after a large fight between members of the Somalian and Kurdish communities yesterday afternoon.

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That's put the lid on it - bargain coffin sold at charity shop

Some more news on the coffin that was for sale at a Leeds charity shop. As the previous sentence may suggest, it's been sold!

Lisa Marie McCarthy

We understand that someone paid near the asking price of £1`40 for the bargain coffin.

Jonathan Wingfield is the Assistant Manager there, he says that it was owned by a couple who were into amateur dramatics.

Officers give tips on how to stay safe around police horses

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Now, I don't know about you, but I can't resit patting a police horse when I see one.

South Yorkshire Police  horses

But even the most well-trained can be unpredictable, which is why South Yorkshire Police has issued tips on how to stay safe around them.

The advice includes approaching police horses slowly and quietly, asking their rider if it's alright to stroke or feed them and never walk behind them.

Bradford's City Park wins Certificate of Excellence

It's official, Bradford is a top visitor destination after City Park in the centre of town was awarded a Certificate of Excellence.

City Park
Tim Green

TripAdvisor only gives the awards out to "accommodation, attractions and restaurants which consistently earn positive reviews" from people.

As far as online reviews go, a Certificate of Excellence is as good as it gets, and since its opening in 2012, the park has welcomed 25 million people.

One of the website's users commented: "Superb place to a spend a day out with the kids but don't forget to take spare clothing and towels. Highly recommended. Well done Bradford."

'Violence will not be tolerated in our city' say Sheffield police

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Police in Sheffield have reassured people living in the Spital Hill area that violence will "absolutely not be tolerated in our city".

Spital Hill, Shefifeld

It follows a large fight yesterday afternoon between members of the Somailian and Kurdish community.

Ch Supt Shaun Morley said extra officers - some armed - will continue to patrol the area, and a legal Dispersal Order will allow them to move potential troublemakers away from Spital Hill.

On Monday, a 17-year-old boy was stabbed during a fight on Spital Lane, while a 33-year-old man was shot during the latest confrontation.

I want residents and communities to be reassured that South Yorkshire Police is committed and dedicated to apprehend and bring to justice, those responsible for bringing this level of aggression and violent actions to our streets."

Shaun MorleyChief Superintendent
New Port Vale signing Graham Kelly

Port Vale sign defender Graham Kelly from Championship side Sheffield United, their fifth new recruit in three days.

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Sheffield man's Steel City tattoos

David Izzard from Sheffield loves the city so much, he's covered his arms with tattoos of the place!

Tattoo of Sheffield
David Izzard

His designs include Brammall Lane, the bronze Steel Workers statue at Meadowhall and the old Henderson's Relish factory!

Henderson's Relish tattoo
David Izzard

That's dedication for you!

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J41 for A650.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound at J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Blue plaque unveiled to first female Lord Mayor of York

Earlier this week a blue plaque was unveiled in York to honour composer John Barry.

Today a second plaque will be unveiled to one of York's unsung heroes.

The location is 30 Clifton, the former home of Edna Annie Crichton, the city's first woman Lord Mayor from 1941 to 1942.

I've been along to Edna's former home to find out from York's Civic Trust on why Edna Annie Crichton was such an important figure:

Her year in office was to be the most dramatic in the modern history of York. In the early hours of 29 April 1942 bombs rained down and York burned.

About 90 people were killed, more than 200 badly injured, and up to a third of York's homes were destroyed or badly damaged.

Edna Annie Crichton went from home to home offering assistance.

July strike announced on Northern trains

Yorkshire's to be hit by another rail strike next month lasting three days.


It's the fourth stoppage on Northern over the issue of driver-only trains, the RMT union has called the strike from 8 July.

The union accused the company of "digging their heels" in over the guarantee of a second safety critical member of staff on trains.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said: "The responsibility for the inevitable disruption lies wholly with the company."

We've approached Arriva North, who operate Northern, for a comment.

BreakingThree-day rail strike announced for July

The RMT union has announced a three-day strike on Northern Rail over the issue of driver-only trains.

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Keighley woman to compete in Warrior Games

A woman from Keighley in West Yorkshire who was seriously injured while in the army is preparing to travel to Chicago to take part in a major athletics competition.

Maria Miles

Maria Miles had to give up her dream career in 1997, when she suffered a broken spine and leg injuries on deployment.

She was told she would never walk properly again.

She now uses a wheelchair, but advances in medical technology mean she competes in a wide range of sports.

Maria's now about to take part in the Warrior Games which are for wounded, injured or ill service personnel and veterans.

I had a lot of specialists saying 'you can't do this you can't do that'. I said what can I do and I'm here now, I'm living proof of it."

Maria Miles

Scarborough social care campaigner worried about future

A Scarborough care home owner and campaigner says he is worried that social care may slip to the bottom of the government's agenda.

Elderly lady
Keith Brofsky

The government promised in the Queen's Speech to consult on the future of social care, after the ditching of the controversial "dementia tax" in the Conservative election manifesto.

Some campaigners welcomed the chance to re-think the policy after heavy criticism of it during the election campaign.

A Green Paper is now likely to be published at the end of the year on changes to the social care system but some warn that more concrete promises are needed.

I'm worried. There's so many people asking for help, I think we're going to be at the bottom of the list again."

Mike PadghamIndependent Care Group in Scarborough

Lessons for Leeds children around dogs

Children in Leeds are being given lessons on how to stay safe around dogs.

Kid and dog
Getty Images

The Dogs Trust says in the last five years 8,000 children had to go to hospital after being bitten by a dog.

The charity's going into schools around the country - including to Ashfield Primary School in Leeds - to give demonstrations and safety tips to pupils.

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

For sale - coffin - only used once

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

This coffin has been spotted for sale in a Leeds charity shop - it says "used once" on the ticket.

Lisa Marie McCarthy

It's up for sale for £140 at the Revive shop on Kirkstall Road in the city, but the big question is, who buys a coffin and then doesn't need it?

Jonathan Wingfield is the Assistant Manager there, he says that it was owned by a couple who were into amateur dramatics. See where this is going?

He said: "They had it in their garage for years after the production and were moving, so they decided to give it to us."

BreakingDecision on Hillsborough prosecutions due next week

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

The Crown Prosecution Service has said that it will announce next Wednesday if anyone will face prosecution over the Hillsborough disaster.

Hillsborough Stadium
Hillsborough Inquests

Prosecutors will tell families of the 96 victims whether anyone is to face trial, more than 28 years after the tragedy.

Files on around 23 suspects were sent to the CPS in January.

The Word, South Shields

The list of 49 buildings range from private homes to large buildings for public institutions.

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Freddie Flintoff to star as leading man in Leeds musical

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

In bizarre Yorkshire showbiz news, former England cricket captain Freddie Flintoff is to appear on the stage in Leeds in a musical version of Fat Friends.

Freddie Flintoff

He's going to play leading man Kevin Chadwick in Kay Mellor's latest production, which opens at Leeds Grand Theatre in November.

The BBC Sports Personality of the Year winner - and former camp-mate on Australia's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! - said he was thrilled to be working with Ms Mellor.

She says that casting Flintoff was a "no-brainer" when she discovered he had talents beyond the cricket ground.

I loved the TV series and think Fat Friends: The Musical is going to give people a great night out. I'm really looking forward to it."

Freddie Flintoff

Raheem Wilks shooting: Man in court charged with murder

Pritti Mistry

BBC News Online

A man has appeared in court in Leeds charged with the murder of a footballer's brother.

Raheem Wilks
Wilks family

Raheem Wilks (pictured), 19, the brother of Leeds United's Mallik Wilks, was shot near Too Sharps barbers on Gathorne Terrace, in Harehills, Leeds, on 26 January.

He died in hospital from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Tremaine Wisdom, 28, from Meanwood, appeared before Leeds Magistrates' Court earlier.

He has been remanded in custody until 26 June when he is due to appear at Leeds Crown Court.

Woman hurt in armed robbery at Barnsley garage

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

A man allegedly carrying a knife threatened a staff member during a robbery at a garage in Goldthorpe, Barnsley.

Dearneside Motors, Goldthorpe

Cash was also stolen during the raid at Dearnside Motors, on Barnsley Road, at about 04:50 yesterday morning.

A female worker suffered minor injuries.

The man is described as slim and is said to have been wearing a yellow fluorescent cagoule-style top, a facemask and gloves.

York garden memorial tribute to Katie Rough unveiled

A memorial to Katie Rough has been unveiled in York.

Bench memorial

A bench in the city's Museum Gardens honours the seven-year-old who died after being found with severe injuries in York in January.

The inscription on the bench, which has been placed in one of her favourite places, reads: "She loved feeding the squirrels and birds."

A 15-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with Katie's murder.

Grenfell Tower: Warning over 'postcode lottery' on tower block safety

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A West Yorkshire MP has warned against a "safety postcode lottery" of councils struggling to afford to make tower blocks safe in the wake of the Grenfell fire in London.


Yvette Cooper, the Labour MP for Pontefract, Castleford and Normanton, says a government fund should be set up to make all council-owned homes safe.

In a Commons statement, the prime minister said cladding tests on high rise flats have shown some of the material to be "combustible".

It's not yet clear if any of these tests show that any high rise flats in Yorkshire are at risk. Theresa May said all local authorities responsible for the tested flats had been informed.

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'Think the unthinkable': Are radical changes on horizon for NHS in North Yorkshire?

NHS boses in North Yorkshire are being told to "think the unthinkable" and to come up with radical plans to save money, it's being claimed.

Cost cutting

Those plans could involve closing wards, cutting whole departments and longer waiting times, as bosses try to make savings of up to £40m over the next nine months, according to campaign group Healthwatch.

The group says it's seen new proposals which affect a number of hospitals and groups running NHS services in North Yorkshire.

It claims that because of overspending by some hospitals and by some groups providing NHS services, bosses have been told they've got to work together to find "significant" savings.

It comes after North Yorkshire became one of 14 areas across the country to be placed under a "capped expenditure programme".

Patient groups for York and North Yorkshire have raised concerns, saying if the cutbacks are agreed, wards and minor injury units could close.

In a statement, the Clinical Commissioning Groups and hospitals involved say it's not been possible to produce financial plans which meet the funding allocations for York and Scarborough, and that they're "working together to draw up short-term financial recovery plans".

Rotherham sign Fleetwood striker on two-year deal

BBC Sport

Rotherham United have signed Fleetwood Town striker David Ball on a two-year deal after he turned down a new deal with the Cod Army.

David Ball
Getty Images

Ball, 27, scored 41 goals in 179 league appearances for the Highbury side.

He is the second player to join the Millers this week after midfielder Ryan Williams joined on Tuesday.

Boss Paul Warne told the club website: "I think we have lacked a little bit of creativity up top and I think he'll give us that."

Huddersfield man in serious condition after being hit by bus

A man in his 60s is in a serious condition after being hit by a bus in Huddersfield.

West Yorkshire Police

It happened on Longwood Road in the town at about 10:45, it's not clear if the bus was carrying passengers at the time.

He was airlifted to hospital where officers say he is in a serious condition.

The road is closed in both directions.

Watch: Ed Miliband tries his hand at death metal

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband will probably be sticking to his day job after his attempt at singing death metal failed to hit the right note.

The former Labour leader is currently sitting in for BBC Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine.

Full marks for effort though!

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Listen: Elland residents call for 700th anniversary boost

People living in Elland, near Halifax, are due to find out today what's being done to help it celebrate its 700th birthday.

It's now seven centuries since Edward II granted a charter to the town so it could stage a market, and a programme of celebrations to mark the anniversary will start on 29 July.

David Jackson, a trader in the town, says something special needs to happen, while local resident Andrea Ashworth says Calderdale Council has an opportunity to show it cares:

Blades boss close to agreeing new contract

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

BBC Radio Sheffield understands that Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is close to agreeing a new and improved contract.

The 49-year-old is only one year into his existing three-year deal, but is being rewarded after guiding the Blades to Championship promotion.

Meanwhile, Rotherham United have completed the signing of former Fleetwood Town forward David Ball.

He's agreed a two-year contract with the club.

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J25 for A644.

M62 West Yorkshire - Stationary traffic on M62 westbound at J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of a rolling road-block and debris on the road.

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