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Summary

  1. Blood found on items in search for Ben Needham
  2. Car ploughs into foyer of Leeds hotel
  3. York teenager jailed for city murder
  4. Police in south Yorkshire to use 'spit guards' on volatile prisoners
  5. York MP unhappy with minister over rail electrification
  6. Pet owners warned after theft of 13 pugs in South Yorkshire
  7. Leeds care home says chickens 'combat depression'
  8. Sheffield lifeboat comes home
  9. Updates on Monday 24 July

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J24 for A629 and J23 for A640.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J24, A629 (Ainley Top) and J23, A640 (Huddersfield), because of vehicle tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: A631 Nottinghamshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A631 Nottinghamshire both ways severe accident, between High Street and Tethering Lane.

    A631 Nottinghamshire - A631 Bawtry Road in Everton blocked and heavy traffic in both directions between the High Street junction and the Tethering Lane junction, because of an accident and recovery work.

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

  3. Our top five stories today

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    That's all from the team today, we'll be back on Tuesday from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire.

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

    1. Signs of blood have been found on items recovered by police searching for missing Sheffield toddler Ben Needham

    2. A teenager has been jailed for 24 years for the murder of 53-year-old man.

    3. The railway route between Liverpool and Newcastle may not be fully electrified despite a promise by the previous government

    4. Vandals have caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to heritage railway carriages used in the filming of TV drama Downton Abbey

    5. Leeds Contemporary Singers have won the final of Pitch Battle

    LCS
  4. Teen murdered 53-year-old man with hammer and knife in York flat

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC News Online

    A teenager who battered a 53-year-old man with a hammer and a knife in an "unprovoked attack" has been sentenced to life for his murder.

    Daniel Thomas Reed "smashed his way" into Shaun Skelton's flat on Holgate Road, in York, before attacking him on 5 March, North Yorkshire Police said.

    Shaun Skelton

    He was later seen wandering the city's streets with blood on his hands after the killing.

    The 19-year-old, of no fixed address, initially denied murder but admitted the charge at Leeds Crown Court earlier. He was told he must serve a minimum of 24 years.

    Daniel Thomas Reed
    Quote Message: While no sentence can compensate for the loss of a loved one, I hope today's outcome brings a small measure of comfort to them, knowing that justice has been served and Reed is now facing the consequences of his terrible, unprovoked attack. from Det Ch Insp Mark Pearson North Yorkshire Police
    Det Ch Insp Mark PearsonNorth Yorkshire Police
  5. Yorkshire weather

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Dry and fine in the west with some late sunny spells before dusk, then staying fine overnight. Cloud and rain in the far east will eventually clear, becoming dry with winds easing. Minimum temperature 11C (52F). Light Northwest wind.

    Weather graph

    A much brighter day on Tuesday, all parts dry with spells of sunshine developing, although coastal areas will continue to be affected by low cloud at first. Maximum temperature 20C (68F). Light and variable wind.

  6. Ben Needham's mum devastated at blood discovery

    Ben Needham's mother Kerry has been giving her reaction to news that signs of blood have been found on part of a sandal and on soil inside a toy car recovered by police searching for the missing Sheffield toddler.

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  7. Barnsley FC fans spruce up burial place of club's founder

    Barnsley fans have been in East Finchley, London today cleaning up the grave site of of the club's founder Tiverton Preedy.

    Preedy was a clergyman with a particular interest in using sport to improve moral values.

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  8. Motorbike involved in Huddersfield collision

    A 23-year-old man's recovering from serious injuries in hospital - after he came off his motorbike in Huddersfield.

    Taylor Hill

    The incident occurred in the early hours of this morning at about 00:55 on Woodhead Road, near Taylor Hill as a silver bike was travelling towards Huddersfield.

    Officers are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area and seen the motorcycle travelling before the incident.

  9. Concern over plans to by South Yorkshire police to use spit hoods

    Kate Linderholm

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    The civil rights group Liberty has questioned plans by South Yorkshire Police to use spit hoods when transporting offenders or people under arrest.

    The Police Federation says the hoods are the simplest way to stop officers from being spat on, which it says happens on average eight or nine times a week. Other options it claims would require further restraint.

    Spit Hood

    But Corey Stoughton from Liberty says using spit hoods can cost lives:

    Quote Message: A number of people have died because of spit hoods. One of the reasons for that is the situation they are most likely to be used is ne someone who's in a crisis, a mental health crisis or a drug-induced crisis, so you're already at a higher risk of asphyxiation."
  10. Leeds Contemporary Singers win BBC Pitch Battle final

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Leeds Contemporary Singers have won the final of Pitch Battle.

    LCS

    The nine-piece from Leeds saw off some strong competition from the other groups. LCS have been battling it out over six weeks and showed they had what it takes to go the distance.

    LCS wont come back to Leeds with just a trophy, they've also won £50,000 to put towards their passion for singing.

  11. M1 lorry fire picture reveals extent of blaze

    Maryam Qaiser

    BBC Local Live

    This dramatic picture has emerged of the lorry fire which closed the M1 north between Chesterfield and Sheffield earlier today.

    Lorry fire

    Highways England has now reopened two of the four lanes but there are still lengthy tailbacks.

    Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service and the police were called at about 10:10 to a 40 tonne lorry which caught fire.

  12. Top bombing! Organisers needed for Sheffield fundraiser

    The Macmillan cancer charity is hoping to find new volunteers to take on the organisation of the World Water Bombing Championships in Sheffield .

    The fundraiser, which last took place in 2015, involves teams of four putting on fancy dress and launching themselves from the 3m diving platform. They are then graded based on their style, splash and presentation by a judging panel which includes Macmillan nurses.

    Here's what happened at the last competition:

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  13. Watch: Cigar box blues at Deer Shed Festival

    Andrew Barton

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Thousands of people pulled on their wellies at the weekend for the Deer Shed Festival near Thirsk in North Yorkshire.

    It's known as a family festival, filled with poetry, comedy, science and music.

    I was one of the people who endured the 12-hours of rain Friday night and eight hours Saturday night.

    But my spirits weren't dampened - especially when I found a guitar made from an old cigar box!

    Video content

    Video caption: Blues boy Barton

    Just call me Blues Boy Barton from now on!

  14. Line-up unveiled for Saltaire Festival

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A top stand-up comedian is one of the star attractions at this year’s action-packed Saltaire Festival.

    Justin Moorehouse

    Justin Moorhouse, who appeared in TV sitcom Phoenix Nights, will perform at a comedy night held at the Caroline Social Club, on Wednesday13 September.

    The ten-day event will take place across the village between Friday 8 September 8 and Sunday 17 September.

  15. Children's Food Trust charity to close after funding stops

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC News Online

    A national charity, which is based in Sheffield and aims to improve children's health and nutrition, is to close at the end of September.

    The Children's Food Trust (CFT) has been providing cookery courses and nutritional advice in schools and nurseries in England, Wales and Scotland for more than 10 years.

    Woman showing four children how to chop peppers

    A lack of funding has forced it to shut with the loss of 47 jobs, 31 of those in Sheffield, the charity says.

    Washington and Sunderland West MP Sharon Hodgson said it was "very sad news".

  16. Sheffield lifeboat comes home

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    The National Emergency Services Museum in Sheffield welcomed its newest exhibit today, the City of Sheffield Lifeboat.

    Weighing in at 26 tons, the lifeboat saved 650 lives in a fifteen year career that started in 1989.

    Video content

    Video caption: A lifeboat whose crew saved 650 lives in 15 years returns to its home city.

    She started out at Whitby Lifeboat Station, serving at Ramsgate, Hartlepool and Sennen Cove before finding her permanent home at Poole in 2001.

    Still in complete working order visitors will be able to board the awe-inspiring vessel and get an an appreciation of its incredible career.

  17. Glazing to cover York Minster's medieval windows

    More details have been released about an £11m campaign to save Minster's stained glass windows.

    The cathedral holds the largest collection of medieval stained glass in the country.

    Window

    The irreplaceable glass has withstood hundreds of years of wind and rain, but condensation means it's deteriorating faster than anyone had predicted.

    Now the majority of the Minster's glass is going to be weather-proofed with UV resistant glazing, because condensation and corrosion is causing the medieval paint to flake away.

    The project will take 20 years and will be paid for with a fundraising campaign and lottery funding.

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

    A grant of up to £1m from the HLF will match every pound raised by the public and YMF.

  18. Sixty more lamb thefts in North Yorkshire

    About 60 lambs have been stolen near Harrogate.

    Lambs

    Police say the theft happened some time between last Thursday and Friday in the Lofthouse area.

    It comes after another 10 lambs were taken that same week, also in the Harrogate area, this time near Beckwithshaw.

  19. Lincolnshire treasure hunt

    Katie O'Halloran

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Archaeologists from across the world are digging for Anglo-Saxon treasure near Louth.

    Little Carlton Dig

    The team is headed up by the University of Sheffield and is entering a fourth week at the trench in Little Carlton.

    The team is trying to answer some of the remaining big questions about how people lived in the era.

    Quote Message: For us as archaeologists a scrap of pottery or an animal bone is just the same sort of treasure, the same sort of wow factor as a gold brooch. We haven't had any of those yet this year but we have had some Anglo-Saxon coins" from Adam Daubney County Council Finds Liason Officer
    Adam DaubneyCounty Council Finds Liason Officer