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Summary

  1. Rotherham abuse brothers' appeal refused
  2. Man in court charged with murder over Huddersfield death
  3. Number of people smoking in Yorkshire goes down
  4. HS2 offer described as a bribe
  5. Employee jailed for stealing from jewellers
  6. Bullied Leeds boy supported by Twitter celebs
  7. Cash machines targeted by ram-raiders
  8. New name for Headingley Stadium
  9. Live updates on Friday 30 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Adam Pinder-Smith, Elly Fiorentini and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our top five stories today

    Well that's all from us for today, we'll be back on Monday from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire.

    Before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

    1. Man charged with murder over Huddersfield house death
    2. Stormzy and other celebrities tweet bullied school boy
    3. Number of smokers down in Yorkshire
    4. HS2 offer is 'just a bribe'
    5. Man jailed for stealing from Halifax jewellers

    See you next week.

  2. Kellingley Colliery: What the site looks like now

    BBC cameras have been allowed inside the former Kellingley Colliery site for the first time since it shut in 2015.

    Kellingley

    Up to 3,000 new jobs could be created if plans for the redevelopment of the former pit are approved.

    The 151-acre site will provide almost 1.5m sq ft of manufacturing and distribution space.

    Developers Harworth bought the site in March 2016 and said that they wanted to replace the jobs lost when mining ended.

    The firm say they've spent the last 12 months making the site safe.

  3. Eight-year-old cyclist suffers serious injuries in accident

    An eight-year-old boy who was cycling in Tingley has been left with serious injuries after he was knocked off his bike yesterday.

    Capitol Business Park

    It happened just before 19:00 on the A650 Bradford Road in Tingley just outside the Capitol Business Park. 

    A car was travelling towards Morley and the boy was crossing on the pedestrian crossing when the accident happened.

    The boy suffered serious injuries and was taken to Leeds General Infirmary. Police are appealing for witnesses.

  4. Fundraiser for family of bombing victims

    Elly Fiorentini

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    There's a very special fundraising day happening in York this Sunday which has been organised by local mum Annuola Wilby.

    Marcin and Angelika Klis died as they waited to collect their daughters from the Ariana Grande concert.

    The money raised on Sunday will be given to their family.

    Details of Sunday's fundraising event
  5. Travel update: Lights out on Kirkstall Road

    BBC News Travel

    There's been a power failure in Kirkstall this afternoon, most homes are now back on, but the traffic lights are still out.

    This is the scene at the busy junction near to Morrisons and the leisure centre as we head into the Friday rush hour:

    A65

    Northern Power Grid say that the lights could be out of action until 17:45.

  6. Phil Collins to play Sheffield Arena

    I can feel it calling in the air tonight... That's right kids, it's just been announced that Phil Collins will be playing in Sheffield in November.

    Phil Collins

    The multi-million album selling solo artist will play there in November as part of his Not Dead Yet Tour.

    Tickets start at £72.80. That's not a misprint, you can spend £134.40 if you like for the best seats.

  7. Watch: CCTV of armed robbery in Sheffield

    Police investigating an armed robbery have released CCTV footage of the crime as it happened in a bid to track down the suspect.

    Do you know the man in this video, officers want to speak to him.

    Video content

    Video caption: CCTV released of Sheffield armed robbery

    The robbery was back in December last year at the Post Office at Tinsley shopping centre.

    South Yorkshire Police said: "For legal reasons, we have been unable to release the footage until now but we’re hoping that someone will recognise this man and pass on information.”

  8. No fresh inquest for Northallerton Red Cap killed in Iraq 14 years ago

    Elly Fiorentini

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A request by the families of military policemen who were killed in Iraq for a fresh inquest into their deaths has been rejected.

    Lance Corporal Ben Hyde from Northallerton, along with five other red caps, were killed by a 400 strong Iraqi mob when they descended on police station in Majar Al-Kabir.

    Lance Corporal Ben Hyde who was killed in Iraq in 2003

    In 2014 four of the families, including Ben Hyde's parents, wrote to Attorney General Jeremy Wright seeking leave to apply to the High Court for a new inquest on the grounds that fresh evidence had come to light .

    Mr Wright said he had concluded that none of the grounds of challenge set out had a reasonable "prospect of success" and he could not therefore authorise a referral to the High Court.

  9. Yorkshire venues confirmed for Heaton and Abbott tour

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott, who spent his childhood in Sheffield and is a life-long Blade have announced they're coming to Yorkshire as part of their tour at the end of the year.

    Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott

    They'll perform at The Spa in Bridlington on Friday 8 December, before rounding off their tour at Sheffield Arena the following night on Saturday 9 December.

    Tickets go on sale next Friday morning at 09:30.

  10. Yorkshire film God's Own Country wins festival award

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC News Online

    A film set in Yorkshire has won a top award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF).

    God's Own Country has received the Michael Powell Award for best British feature film.

    Two men with their heads together

    The film, which is about the relationship between a Romanian worker and a Yorkshire sheep farmer, is filmmaker Francis Lee's directorial debut.

    Selecting the winner, the jury said the film showed "a singularity of storytelling and consistency of vision".

    Quote Message: I am thrilled with this honour for God's Own Country, especially when you consider the British films that have won before." from Francis Lee Director, God's Own Country
    Francis LeeDirector, God's Own Country
  11. Leeds nurses protest at public pay cap

    Nurses from Yorkshire are handing a ceremonial invoice to the Department of Health in Leeds.

    Nurses

    It's for £91m and the Royal College of Nursing says it's for lost earnings that nurses have missed out on because of a public sector pay cap.

    Yesterday Downing Street signalled the limit on public sector salary rises could be reviewed, as a Labour attempt to scrap the 1% cap was defeated in Parliament.

    Quote Message: The campaign started this week and the amount of public support has been staggering." from Glenn Turp Royal College of Nursing
    Glenn TurpRoyal College of Nursing
  12. CCTV appeal in search for Mirfield Fire station arsonist

    Elly Fiorentini

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    An arson attack on Mirfield Fire Station has caused £30,000 worth of damage.

    The incident happened on Saturday 24 June at 06.35BST.

    Detectives in Kirklees have just released this CCTV which shows a man they want to speak to.

    View more on twitter

    Police say extensive damage was caused by the fire, including tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage to the structure of the building itself, as well as life-saving equipment.

    Detective Inspector Seth Robinson, of Kirklees CID, said: "This was an abhorrent act by an individual which had the potential to significantly compromise public safety as fire crews from fire crews from two separate stations had to attend to deal with the fire."

    Quote Message: This was an abhorrent act by an individual" from Seth Robinson Det Insp Kirklees CID
    Seth RobinsonDet Insp Kirklees CID
  13. Drivers taken to hospital after North Yorkshire crash

    This is all that remains of two vehicles after they crashed in North Yorkshire earlier today:

    Crash

    Amazingly and thankfully no-one was seriously hurt in the crash.

    It happened earlier this morning in Grantley near Ripon, the driver of the Discovery (pictured left) had to be cut out by fire crews.

    Both drivers were taken to hospital, but their injuries are not life-threatening.

  14. Major rail disruption if you're travelling north

    A signalling fault is causing major disruption for rail passengers travelling north today.

    The problem is at Dunbar which means there are no services between Newcastle and Edinburgh.

    It's affecting CrossCountry, ScotRail and Virgin Trains East Coast.

    Passengers are being advised to travel tomorrow.

    Check with your operator that your tickets are transferable.

  15. Two vehicle accident at junction of York's Malton Road

    Elly Fiorentini

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    If you're heading out this might slow you down.

    View more on twitter
  16. Potential new jobs at former Kellingley mine site

    Nick Morris

    BBC Radio York

    Up to 3,000 new jobs could be created if plans for the redevelopment of a former North Yorkshire colliery site go ahead.

    Pit workers at Kellingley

    The site near Selby closed eighteen months ago, with 450 miners losing their jobs.

    It's hoped the 150 acre site will converted for use by manufacturing and distribution firms.

  17. Great Yorkshire Show: The ultimate guide

    Yorkshire Post

    The Great Yorkshire Show begins on Tuesday July 11 at Harrogate's Showground. If you're planning on visiting, here's all you need to know...

    Heifer