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By Andrew Barton

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  1. 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. 

    Quote Message: This incident has been devastating for the victim. They are not only of significant financial value, but highly sentimental." from PC James Atherton West Yorkshire Police
    PC James AthertonWest Yorkshire Police
  2. 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".

  3. 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

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

  4. '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."

  5. 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.

    Quote Message: It is a very old tradition and one everybody in the city loves and is very proud of." from Paula Benson Clerk
    Paula BensonClerk
  6. 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
    Image caption: 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.

  7. 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."

  8. 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

    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.

  9. 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
  10. 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 - 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

  11. 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
  12. '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
  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

    Quote Message: We are wanting to transform people's expectations of what can be achieved by both artists and athletes with learning disabilities." from Nathan Geering Opening Ceremony Artistic Director
    Nathan GeeringOpening Ceremony Artistic Director
  16. 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.

  17. 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
  18. Missing teenager from Dewsbury

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

    Chloe Stanislaus

    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.