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  1. Leeds United parent company buys back Elland Road
  2. Six face criminal charges over Hillsborough disaster
  3. Murder investigation after body found at Huddersfield house
  4. Royal opening for £28m Bradford hospital wing
  5. Upgrade on the cards for A64 between York and Malton
  6. Otley prepares for town centre races this evening
  7. Updates on Wednesday 28 June 2017

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Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

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

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of an accident.

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Glamorgan bowler Marchant de Lange

Glamorgan need 212 on the final day to beat Derbyshire after bowling the visitors out for 160 on a dramatic night's cricket.

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Dominic Poleon

Bradford City sign forward Dominic Poleon from League One rivals AFC Wimbledon for an undisclosed fee.

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Campaigner: Hillsborough 'made a contribution' to how we respond to disasters
Hillsborough "made a contribution" to how we respond to disasters, says Professor Phil Scraton
Assel Al-Essaie

A man and woman are remanded in custody over the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old in Sheffield.

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Our top five 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. Leeds United parent company buys back Elland Road
  2. Six face charges over Hillsborough disaster
  3. Arrest after body found in Huddersfield
  4. Princess Royal visits new Bradford hospital wing
  5. A64 dualling welcomed by campaigners
  6. One Direction star follows his hometown council on Twitter

See you tomorrow.

BreakingLeeds United parent company buys back Elland Road

Leeds United 's parent company has revealed it now owns the Elland Road stadium.

The club said it has completed the purchase of the ground from the landlord Teak Commercial Limited.

In a statement Leeds United said the move achieved what owner Andrea Radrizzani had set out as a top priority in allowing the Championship club to buy back its stadium following the completion of the takeover from Massimo Cellino

Elland Road

Today is an important day in our history and a proud day for me and my team."

Andrea RadrizzaniOwner of Leeds United

Leeds sold Elland Road on a sale and lease back deal after a takeover led by Sebastian Sainsbury collapsed in November 2004.

David Duckenfield

Ex-Ch Supt David Duckenfield faces 95 charges of manslaughter while five others will be prosecuted.

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Conman roofer tricks victim, 88, out of money

A Doncaster conman is being sought by police after he tricked an elderly man out of money.

South Yorkshire Police

Police released this e-fit of a man they want to talk to.

It happened last Monday when a man called at the house of the 88-year-old on St Nicholas Road in Thorne, and told the resident he needed work doing to his roof.

After a few days of pretending to carry out the work, the man asked for money which the 88-year-old handed over. He called the police when it became apparent no work had been done.

Rosie Winterton elected as deputy speaker

Kevin Larkin

Doncaster Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

The Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton has been elected as one of three Deputy Speakers in the House of Commons.

The job involves chairing debates in Parliament when the main Speaker John Bercow is on other business.

The position became vacant because one of the former deputy speakers, Natascha Engle from North East Derbyshire, lost her seat at the general election.

Rosie Winterton MP
Labour Party

As part of their role, deputy speakers can't take part in votes and have to remain impartial.

Controlled explosions in Wakefield

Army Bomb Disposal officers in Wakefield have been carrying out controlled explosions this afternoon after police were called to a house in Westgate End on Sunday night.

Controlled explosions

A 41-year-old man from Leeds has been remanded in custody after being charged with two offences under the Explosives Act.

Vladimir Madle of Westgate End will appear before Leeds magistrates again on 7 July.

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Yorkshire v Surrey: No play on third day at Headingley because of rain

BBC Sport

The third day of the day-night County Championship match between Yorkshire and Surrey at Headingley was abandoned without a ball bowled because of rain.

Rex Features

Umpires Richard Kettleborough and Neil Mallender called the day off at 15:30 BST after constant rain on Wednesday.

It means Surrey's hopes of forcing a victory are all but over, having taken control thanks to Kumar Sangakkara's brilliant unbeaten 180 on day two.

Yorkshire are 27-1 in reply to the visitors' 516-7, still 489 runs behind.

Man fined £90 for false crime claims

A Sheffield man has been fined after he made up claims about being assaulted and robbed.

Dyche Road

The 54-year-old called police on 13 June to tell them that he had been robbed on Dyche Road, Jordanthorpe and knocked out.

Later that evening, he told police his house had also been broken into and bank cards stolen.

After officers looked at CCTV footage and invested "considerable resources" into the alleged crimes it became clear they had not happened. He was fined £90.

Where a report has been made up, this takes valuable resources away from other people who may need them."

Det Con Neil FoxSouth Yorkshire Police

Duckenfield and Denton's solicitor declines to comment on CPS decision

Ian Lewis, the partner at JMW Solicitors who is representing two of the men facing charges over the Hillsborough disaster, match commander David Duckenfield and former Ch Supt Donald Denton, has issued the following statement.

"In light of the decision by the Crown Prosecution Service to commence criminal proceedings against David Duckenfield and Donald Denton, it would be inappropriate for me as their solicitor or for my clients themselves to make any comment."

Mr Duckenfield now lives in Ferndown, Dorset.

Leeds scientists examine Everest glacier

Climate change scientists from Aberystwyth University and the University of Leeds have become the first to successfully drill through the world's highest glacier.

Prof Bryn Hubbard/Aberystwath University

The group used a drill adapted from a car wash to cut into the Khumbu glacier in the foothills of Everest.

Working at an altitude of roughly 5000m (16,404ft), they spent three days drilling 150m (492ft) into the glacier.

The six-week expedition was a part of the Everdrill project which is collecting data to understand how the glacier moves and changes over time, and how it might respond to anticipated climate change.

Waterproofs and unused pants needed for homeless

The Archer Project hand out clothing and help people living on the streets of Sheffield.

The wet weather is obviously making life for the homless even more difficult.

Note the plea for unused pants:

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Leeds teenager goes missing in Germany

A teenager from Leeds has gone missing during a trip to Germany.

Joshua Tummons
West Yorkshire Police

Police say that Joshua Tummons, aged 19, was reported missing on 23 June and was last seen in Leeds on 15 June as he left for London.

He was due home a week ago but his family have heard nothing since 20 June.

Police in Leeds are working with the authorities in Germany and think he may have been in eother Dusseldorf or Berlin.

One Direction star follows his hometown council on Twitter!

Oliver Wright

BBC News Online, Yorkshire

Doncaster's One Direction star Louis Tomlinson got this great response from Doncaster Council when he started following them on social media this week:

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I'm sure he'll enjoy those gritting updates from wherever in the world he's currently jet-setting!

Jewellery stolen in Huddersfield burglary

Jewellery valued at thousand pounds has been stolen from a house in Huddersfield.

Centuria Walk

Officers say the burglary happened sometime between 9 and 15 June at Centuria Walk in Salendine Nook.

The burglars got in through a window and took a number of "distinctive pieces of jewellery" including a pearl and coral necklace, aquamarine earrings and items of filigree jewellery. 

This incident has been devastating for the victim. They are not only of significant financial value, but highly sentimental."

PC James AthertonWest Yorkshire Police

Tower block fire safety risk inspections 'pointless' says expert

The system to assess fire safety of high-rise buildings in the UK is "pointless" a leading expert claims. Several high-rises across Yorkshire are being tested.

Hanover tower block

Fire risk assessments (FRAs) carried out by councils do not consider factors such as external cladding, inspections of which are under way.

It is feared cladding helped spread a blaze that killed at least 79 people at Grenfell Tower, which was not deemed a high-risk during inspections in 2016.

Professor Arnold Dix said the FRA system was simply a "box-ticking exercise".

Travel update: Lane closed on M1

BBC News Travel

It's been a miserable day on the roads so far and just to make things even worse:

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Man ordered to do 100 hours of unpaid work over Dalton fly-tipping

A Rotherham man has been ordered to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work in the community after being found guilty of fly-tipping.

Ian Hague, then of Doncaster Road, Dalton, was given a community order for dumping approximately 20 bags of household waste.

The fly tipped rubbish at Dalton Lane
Rotherham Borough Council

In addition to the community order, he was ordered to pay £100 costs and a victim surcharge of £85.

'Nobody is above the law', says Hillsborough victims' father Trevor Hicks

Trevor Hicks, whose daughters Sarah, 19, and Victoria, 15, were among the 96 killed at Hillsborough, said: "We're in difficult position because we're now sub-judice in terms of people who have been charged.

"We move another step forward. There will be six people facing criminal charges who might not have done if we hadn't been resilient and all stuck together and fought this long fight.

Trevor Hicks

"...There are no winners in this. It doesn't bring anybody back from the disaster. But what it does do it sends a message about accountability, as we keep saying, that nobody but nobody is above the law. Be it the police or anybody else.

"So any organisation, and we all know Grenfell towers and all these other things: Watch out because families will come after you if you don't do your job properly."

Ripon City Council advertises ancient role

A city council is looking to recruit a new hornblower to help maintain a centuries-old ceremony.


A horn has been sounded four times in Ripon's Market Place every night at 21:00 since AD886 to "set the watch".

Ripon City Council is advertising for a new member of the Hornblowing Team to work up to three nights a week.

The job description states the main responsibilities are "to sound the horn at 9pm... provide a brief history of the horn blowing ceremony for the public in attendance... and sound the horn three times outside the mayor's house".

In exchange for their services the hornblower is paid £8.72 an hour and £21.12 for attendance at civic events.

It is a very old tradition and one everybody in the city loves and is very proud of."

Paula BensonClerk

Football Association 'notes' CPS decision to press charges over Hillsborough

A Football Association spokesperson said it "notes the decision taken by the CPS" and that it "co-operated fully with the investigation, as we did with the inquests heard by Lord Justice Goldring".

The inquests concluded in April 2016 that 96 football fans had been unlawfully killed as a result of a fatal crush at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.

The venue of FA Cup semi-finals is chosen by the Football Association.

Wembley Stadium in North London
The Football Association is now based at Wembley Stadium

"The FA recognises the enormous commitment that the families have made in their pursuit of justice. Their suffering over the years can only have been matched by their courage.

"It would not be appropriate for The FA to comment further." given that legal proceedings are now under way.

IPCC 'will work closely' with CPS over Hillsborough investigation

The Independent Police Complaints Commission, which continues to investigate the conduct of officers in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster, has reacted to the Crown Prosecution Service's announcement that six people face criminal charges.

Deputy chairman Rachel Cerfontyne said: "The CPS has announced charging decisions on six of the eight suspects formally referred by the IPCC in January this year. We have also referred a further two individuals.

"We will be working closely with the CPS on the prosecution case and will provide any further assistance necessary while decisions on the remaining IPCC files are under consideration.

"Following criminal proceedings, we will consider whether any former police officers, including all of those referred to the CPS for a charging decision, would have had cases to answer for misconduct if they were still serving.

"The evidence supporting these findings will be set out in the final investigation report."

Headingley stadium South Stand demolition date announced

A date has been announced for the start of demolition at Headingley stadium to allow a major revamp of the rugby and cricket facilities.

Headingley Stadium
Leeds Rhinos

Rugby league club Leeds Rhinos have confirmed the South Stand, first opened in 1931, is to be demolished at the end of August.

The sporting complex hosts cricket, rugby league and rugby union fixtures.

The final rugby league game with the stand in situ is to be on 18 August, the club said.

Hillsborough charges: What we know so far

  • Match commander, former Ch Supt David Duckenfield of South Yorkshire Police, faces 95 charges of manslaughter
  • 96 football fans were fatally injured in a terrace crush at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday's stadium on 15 April 1989
  • The final victim, Tony Bland, died four years after the disaster. Because of this, Mr Duckenfield cannot face a manslaughter charge in relation to his death
  • Sir Norman Bettison, who went on to become Merseyside's chief constable, and was a chief inspector at Hillsborough, faces four charges of misconduct in a public office relating to alleged lies he told in the aftermath
  • Former Ch Supt Donald Denton and former Det Ch Insp Alan Foster both charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to the alleged alteration of police statements
  • Solicitor Peter Metcalf, who represented SYP at the original Taylor Inquiry, to be charged with perverting the course of justice
  • Sheffield Wednesday's former club secretary and safety officer Graham Mackrell faces charges of breaching Health and Safety at Sports Ground legislation
  • Prime Minister Theresa May says it would be a day of "mixed emotions" for the Hillsborough families
  • Opposition Leader Jeremy Corbyn pays tribute to Hillsborough campaigners

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of surface water. Traffic is coping well.

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

Firefighters tackle ‘deliberate’ fire at York war memorial


Firefighters were called out to a fire at a York war memorial on Tuesday and found an old mattress on fire.

A spokesman for the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service said that the “cause of fire was believed to be deliberate”.

Fire engine

'No comment' from SYP solicitor following news he faces Hillsborough charge

Peter Metcalf, the solicitor acting for the South Yorkshire Police during the Taylor Inquiry and the first inquests, said "no comment" when he answered the door to reporters asking for his reaction to the news that he faces being charged with perverting the course of justice, relating to changes to witness statements.

Peter Metcalf

Princess Royal visits new Bradford hospital wing

Princess Anne's spent the morning at Bradford Royal Infirmary officially opening a new £28m wing of the hospital.

Princess Anne

The new part of the building includes house children's wards, dementia-friendly wards and a new intensive care unit.

Wakefield man due in court over explosives charges

A 41 year old man's due before Leeds magistrates today charged with two offences under the Explosives Act.

Police cordoned off an area of Wakefield on Sunday night. Police say it's not terror-related.

Special Olympics tickets go on sale

Rob Staton

BBC Radio Sheffield

Tickets are on sale for the Special Olympics which are taking place in Sheffield this summer.

The opening ceremony will take place on 7 August at Bramall Lane and will be hosted by Suzi Perry.

Suzi Perry

Chris Kamara and Jim Carter will also be on hosting duties, with Spandau Ballet's Tony Hadley performing.

More information can be found here, with tickets available via this link.

We are wanting to transform people's expectations of what can be achieved by both artists and athletes with learning disabilities."

Nathan GeeringOpening Ceremony Artistic Director

IPCC still investigating West Midlands Police conduct in Hillsborough aftermath

Monica Rimmer

Journalist, BBC Online

The Independent Police Complaints Commission says additional investigative work is needed into the conduct of West Midlands Police in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster.

West Midlands Police was brought in to carry out the original investigation into the conduct of South Yorkshire Police officers.

Sue Hemming, the Crown Prosecution Service's Head of Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, said the files are subject to "ongoing consideration" by the CPS and a decision will be announced in due course as to whether any charges will be brought.

The IPCC added decisions on two West Midlands Police suspects that had been referred to the CPS in January, remain under consideration.

Former Ch Supt Donald Denton faces Hillsborough charge

Former South Yorkshire Police Ch Supt Donald Denton is charged with intent to pervert the course of justice, relating to changes made to witness statements.

Donald Denton

Missing teenager from Dewsbury

Have you seen 16-year-old Chloe Stanislaus from Dewsbury?

Chloe Stanislaus
West Yorkshire Police

Police say they are concerned for the welfare of the teenager who's been missing since Sunday.

She was last seen wearing a pink bomber jacket and has links to Huddersfield, Batley, Dewsbury and Mirfield.