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  1. Record number of school exclusions in Yorkshire
  2. Lost HS2 documents left on a train
  3. Funeral of Manchester attack victim from Sheffield today
  4. Protest over closure and demolition plans for Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
  5. Apology demanded after airport terror stop
  6. Family pay tribute to woman killed in Osset crash
  7. Doncaster MP criticises Boots over 'morning after' pill
  8. West Yorkshire fire fighters to trial body cameras
  9. Race to save York Minster windows
  10. Live updates on Friday 21 July 2017

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Waheed Khalil admitted conspiring to import heroin worth an estimated £49m in a consignment of towels.

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Our top five stories today

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

That's all from the team 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. A record number of young people are being excluded from schools in Yorkshire, new figures reveal

2. Agents working for the HS2 rail firm have lost documents relating to homes on the Shimmer estate in Mexborough, South Yorkshire

3. A schoolboy who took part in "terrifying" armed carjacking robberies has been locked up for six-and-a-half-years

4. It's been confirmed plans to close and demolish Huddersfield Royal Infirmary will be referred to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

5. Dogs and their owners have been gathering at Meadowhall today for auditions in the upcoming production of Legally Blonde at Sheffield's Lycuem Theatre

Dog auditions

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Accrington sign striker Jackson

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Barnsley forward Kayden Jackson has signed at Accrington Stanley for an undisclosed fee on a two-year contract.

Kayden Jackson
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The 23-year-old scored twice in 24 appearances whilst on loan at Grimsby Town last season, but did not play a first-team game for Barnsley.

The former Wrexham and Swindon striker told the club website: "When I heard Accrington wanted me I was delighted."

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J34 for A631 and J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

M1 South Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on M1 southbound between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) and J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Pictures show how front door stopped spread of high rise flat fire in Leeds

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has released images to reassure high rise residents that serious fires are often contained to the flat that they start in.

WYFRS was called to an incident at Marlborough Towers on Park Lane in Leeds yesterday (July 21) at 7:31pm, where discarded smoking materials caused a fire in a flat on the 15th floor.

No-one was injured in the fire and the fire service emphasise that at no stage were other flats involved or affected by the fire.

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This incident serves as a reminder of the devastation that can be caused by a fire in a high rise property. Perhaps more importantly though, in light of recent tragic events at Grenfell Tower, it is a powerful illustration of how effective compartmentation can work, and that the simple act of closing a well maintained, well fitted fire resistant door can halt the spread of a significant fire.

Dave WaltonDeputy Chief Fire Officer, WYFS

Yorkshire's weather outlook

Owain Wyn Evans

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A breezy and largely dry end to the day with gusty winds for the coast. Thickening cloud and during the second half of the night outbreaks of rain. The wind eventually easing. Lows of 13C (55F).

Weather graph

Saturday will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain, turning more showery with some sunshine in between, but the showers still potentially heavy with the risk of gusty winds, hail and thunder. A maximum temperature of about 21C (70F).

Burst water main causes delays in Sheffield

A burst water main in the West Bar area of Sheffield has caused traffic problems this afternoon.

Yorkshire Water says it's dealing with the incident.

Promising pooches at 'paw-ditions' for Legally Blonde

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Dogs and their owners have been gathering at Meadowhall today for auditions for the role of Rufus Bonafonte in the upcoming production of Legally Blonde at Sheffield's Lycuem Theatre this autumn.

Dodger the bulldog

Ranging from French Bulldogs, to Pugs and classic British Bulldogs, candidates from across the region turned out to show off their stage presence.

Finalists Ned , Rocco and Phillipe

The auditions were run by producer (and leading man) of the show, David Barrett, who put the pups through two rounds of auditions testing their ability to respond to commands, perform tricks and handle the glamour of flashing lights around them.

In the end, it was British Bulldog Ned who came out on top, brought to the auditions by his owner Megan Campbell.

British Bulldog Ned with owner and Megan and producer David
Waqas Hussain

Waqas Hussain has absconded, while a 15-year-old boy is jailed for six-and-a-half-years.

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'Good Samaritan' has phone stolen whilst trying to save another man's life

A North Yorkshire man has had his phone stolen whilst trying to rescue another man who had fallen from Bristol Bridge.

The 56-year-old put his mobile phone in his shoe before going into the water, during which time it was stolen.

He was passing through Bristol on his way to Plymouth to go abroad.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary have described the man as a "Good Samaritan".

I feel disgusted that this has happened to him while he was performing a heroic deed in our city.

Marie WrightChief Inspector
Bristol Bridge

It happened at around 10:40 on Sunday at the Floating Harbour in Bristol.

Burst water main closes West Bar roundabout in Sheffield

A burst pipe on West Bar roundabout in Sheffield has caused long traffic delays. Avoid the area if you can.

West Bar
Water gushing onto road at West Bar

Watch: Kelly Brewster's funeral cortege arrives in Sheffield

Kelly Brewster's funeral cortège has arrived at City Road Cemetery in Sheffield where she's being laid to rest this afternoon.

The words "Kelly" and "Auntie" are written out in flowers to remember the 32-year-old from Sheffield who was killed in the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in May.

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Sheffield tower cladding coming down

Tom Ingall

Journalist, BBC Look North

Work continues at Hanover House tower block in Sheffield to remove cladding from the building.

One element used in the refurbishment of Hanover House, in Broomhall, had failed tests conducted in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in London.

Hanover House with cherry picker

Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A614 and J7 for M62.

M18 South Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M18 northbound between J6, A614 (Thorne) and J7, M62 (Langham), because of an overturned vehicle.

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

Watch: Boulder thrown onto speeding train in Doncaster

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

British Transport Police are trying to track down the person who threw a large block of concrete into the path of a speeding train in South Yorkshire.

Detectives say the driver could have been killed or seriously injured when the boulder hit the train's cab on the approach to Hatfield and Stainforth station earlier this month.

They say it was reckless behaviour and they're asking any witnesses to get in touch:

New service to tackle loneliness in York and Rotherham

A service is being launched in York and Rotherham to try and tackle loneliness.


The Red Cross plan to provide support to 800 adults in York and Rotherham over the next 18 months.

It comes after research revealed over nine million adults in the UK often or always feel lonely.

They're asking volunteers to donate a few hours per week to help provide support to people who feel isolated.

Woman from Sheffield caught up in Kos earthquake

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Hundreds of British tourists are stranded at the airport on the Greek island of Kos after it was struck by an earthquake overnight.

At least two people have been killed and hundreds are injured.

Large cracks appeared on pathways near a port on Kos

Fran Shore, from Sheffield, was on her honeymoon and was staying at the Aqua Blue Hotel with her husband when the quake with a magnitude of 6.7 began to shake their room from side to side:

We were both fast asleep and were suddenly woken up by a violent shaking of our bedroom. Our whole bed felt like it was moving. I was quite distressed. You could still feel the tremors when you came outside."

Campaign to preserve York Minster's medieval windows

Earlier we told you about an £11m fundraising campaign is being launched to preserve the medieval stained glass windows of York Minster.

Stained glass window
The York Glaziers Trust

The cathedral has announced a 20-year partnership with York Glaziers Trust to ensure all its 128 windows have environmental protective glazing.

It will halt the decay and buy time for conservation work on the windows which date to the 12th century, it said.

Currently 74 out of 128 stained glass windows are exposed to the elements and subject to corrosion and decay.

Hospital demolition plans to be referred to health secretary

It's been confirmed plans to close and demolish Huddersfield Royal Infirmary will be referred to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

HRI sign

The decision was made by members of Calderdale and Kirklees Health Scrutiny Committee.

The three-hour meeting, at Huddersfield Town Hall, was lobbied by campaigners trying to block plans to replace the infirmary with a new hospital that would have just 64 beds - half the number originally proposed.

York City Knights sign Ross Osborne

York City Knights have signed Ross Osborne.

The 19-year-old is on loan from Hull FC until the end of the season.

He spent a session with York last month.

He'll be playing with the team against the Toronto Woolfpack in the Kingstone Press League 1 Super 8s next Sunday.

Ross Osborne
York City Knights

Hot shot Sheffield cop competes for Team GB

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

When she’s not keeping a watchful eye on people detained in police cells, Linda Pearson’s pinpoint gaze is firmly focussed on 4-inch discs, flying at high speed.

Linda Pearson

She is one of the best shots in the business and she’s just been selected to compete for Team GB for the sixth time.

Baku in Azerbaijan is hosting Linda and the European Shooting Championships, where she is bidding to win the Women’s Double Trap section.

Bradford carjacking duo sentenced

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A schoolboy who took part in "terrifying" armed carjacking robberies has been locked up for six-and-a-half-years.

Waqas Hussain

The 15-year-old appeared at Bradford Crown Court with 20-year-old accomplice Waqas Hussain (pictured), who was jailed for 12 years in his absence after he absconded during the trial.

A jury had convicted Hussain of five counts of robbery as well as possession of a firearm. Some of the offences, included a man being dragged from his car and tasered, another man was struck with a pick axe and a lady with a baby was threatened with a firearm.

Waqas Hussain, of Fearnsides Terrace, Girlington in Bradford, was not present in court for the sentencing after absconding during the trial.

Enquiries are continuing today to locate him.

Family tribute on day of funeral for Manchester attack victim from Sheffield

The family of Kelly Brewster who was killed in the Manchester suicide bombing in May has issued a statement on the loss of their ‘bright and bubbly’ daughter on the day of her funeral in Sheffield.

Kelly Brewster
Brewster family

In it, her family say she was looking forward to starting a family of her own and that they are devastated at losing her.

Kelly Brewster
Brewster family

They go on to thank the emergency services and hospital staff:

We also wish to send a huge heartfelt thank you to the first responders on that night, and to all of the surgeons and staff on PHDU and Ward 77 of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, who cared for Hollie and Claire over a period of seven weeks. Both have now been discharged and Hollie is recovering at home."

Watch: First Briton in space opens controversial Sheffield University building

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

University of Sheffield alumna and the first Briton to go into space, Dr Helen Sharman OBE, has officially opened the Diamond - the University’s newest world-class teaching and research facility.

The building is loved by many and has won design plaudits but was also nominated for the Carbuncle Cup in 2016 an award for the ugliest new structures.

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Leeds band The Pigeon Detectives to play Loopallu in Ullapool

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Platinum-selling Leeds band The Pigeon Detectives have been confirmed for this year's Loopallu music festival.

Loopallu sign

They are the first act to be announced with confirmation of others expected soon.

The festival in Ullapool will be marking its 13th year when it is held to a new format on 29 and 30 September.

Ed Miliband angry at HS2 document loss

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

The company building the proposed high-speed rail line has apologised after surveyors working for it lost documents relating to homes on the Shimmer estate in Mexborough.

HS2 train promotional image

Some of the houses there will have to be demolished to make way for the new line.

The documents which showed house valuations, pictures of some houses and part of a resident's car number plate were left on a train.

Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband says the breach by HS2's contractor is "totally unacceptable".

He added:

As if things weren't bad enough for residents of the Shimmer estate it is outrageous that HS2 can't properly safeguard their data. How can residents have any trust in HS2 when they can't fulfil these basic functions of data protection."

Ed MilibandMp for Doncaster North

Watch: Inside a centre that works with excluded pupils

Earlier today we reported that more than 50,000 children were excluded from school in our region last year.

But there are centres in the county which work with young people who have been excluded.

People who have used the service say it's helped them to get back on track:

York city tourism marred by drunken stag and hen parties

The head of tourism organisation Visit York is concerned about anti-social behaviour in the city from hen and stag parties.

Sally Greenaway says it's not quick to fix and it's vital to work with other organisations to tackle the problem.

York City Centre

Brad Dwyer: Leeds Rhinos sign Warrington Wolves hooker

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Leeds Rhinos sign hooker Brad Dwyer from Super League rivals Warrington Wolves on a two-year deal, starting next season.

Brad Dwyer

The 24-year-old, who will join the Headingley side for the start of the 2018 season, has made 21 Super League appearances this season.

It is a new challenge for me and something I am excited about. It is a massive club with a big following and I am looking forward to pulling on the jersey."

Brad DwyerLeeds Rhinos

Final tidy up of river bed beneath Tadcaster Bridge after floods

Work to tidy up the river bed beneath Tadcaster bridge is almost finished.

Craven council say that stone left under and around the bridge after its collapse in December 2015 will be moved to create a "smoother and shallower river bed".

Tadcaster Bridge, December 2015
Joe Giddens/PA

The final tidy up begins on Monday and will last five days.

The council will then look at installing streetlights onto the bridge.

Data breach investigation possible over loss of Mexborough HS2 documents

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

The Information Commissioner is reviewing whether to launch an investigation over a potential breach of data protection after surveyors working for HS2 lost documents relating to homes on the Shimmer estate in Mexborough.

Shimmer estate
Getty Images

Some of the houses there will have to be demolished to make way for the new high speed line. Surveyors working for HS2 left documents showing house valuation details and pictures of properties on a train.

Steve Eckersley who is head of enforcement, at the Information Commissioner's Office says it's being looked into:

Information used in combination can identify individuals and that's what we are responsible, protecting the individual privacy rights. Whether or not that information could identify an individual remains to be seen and that's all part of our fact-finding investigation process. "

Listen: Yorkshire cricketer to play in Women's World Cup Final this weekend

A Yorkshire cricketer is set to play with England in the Women's World Cup Final this weekend.

Lauren Winfield, from Stamford Bridge, will be playing with the team against India on Sunday.

The game is taking place at Lord's in London.

Lauren's father, Andy Winfield, says he's nervous for her:

Delays over Sheffield Eagles stadium

Andy Giddings

Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

Sheffield Eagles chairman Chris Noble has criticised the Olympic Legacy Park committee for the time it's taking to decide who will build the stadium.

Sheffield Eagles move back to Sheffield has been hit with further delays as the club awaits a decision from the Olympic Legacy Park and Sheffield City Council.

Sheffield Eagles logo
Sheffield Eagles

The Eagles and their chosen backer are one of two primary bidders for the site. BBC Radio Sheffield understands that the Scarborough Group led by Kevin McCabe are the other - and they want to put a Blades Ladies team in there.

Chris Noble says further delays could see the Eagles cease to exist and he believes the OLP team could have dealt with this far more swiftly.

Doncaster MP criticises Boots for price of 'morning after' pill

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has joined criticism of Boots for refusing to drop the price of emergency contraception for women.

There have been calls for a boycott of Boots after the chemist refused to lower the cost of the morning-after pill for fear it would encourage over-use.

Rivals Tesco and Superdrug halved the price of the emergency contraceptive following a campaign from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), a leading provider of abortion care.

Now, Labour's Caroline Flint has tweeted about the issue:

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Leeds school 'will not judge' new head's past

The ex-boss of a flagship academy trust who quit amid a financial investigation has learned from his mistakes, his new school says.

Liam Nolan

Welcoming Liam Nolan, The GORSE Academies Trust said it was a "non-judgmental employer".

He will be principal at the trust's The Ruth Gorse Academy in Leeds from September.

Mr Nolan had been running Birmingham's Perry Beeches Academy Trust.

He had been feted by former prime minister, David Cameron, before the financial investigation.

As chief executive there, he oversaw five schools before quitting in May 2016.

Watch: Transport police warning over 'trainsurfing'

Oli Constable

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Police say someone who was caught 'train surfing' on a train near Worksop risked his life by hanging onto the back of a carriage.

British Transport Police say it happened two weeks ago on an East Midlands Train, when a young man held onto the back of the train, before being spotted and the train stopped:

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Living the dream - York man quits the office to swim with sharks

This man left his job with quite a splash.

David Diley decided to quit his role as a recruitment consultant to swim with sharks:

It's not for everyone, but sometimes you just "fin"-d your calling.

Sheffield student competes in hurdles for British athletics

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

A teenager studying in Sheffield is competing this morning in the 100m hurdles at the European Athletics U20 Championships in Italy.

Alicia Barratt
British Athletics

Alicia Barrett from Chesterfield was also recently crowned the 100m hurdles British Champion at the World Championships British Team Trials.

As well as athletics the nineteen year old has just completed her first year of a history degree at Sheffield Hallam University .