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  1. Hillsborough police officers ask for public funding for defence costs
  2. Man rescued from derelict building fire in Rotherham
  3. Counter-terrorism event held in Bradford
  4. Leeds study claims lack of sleep 'makes you fat'
  5. New Ferrari written off within one hour in South Yorkshire
  6. Woodhead Pass pub owner concerned about closures
  7. Bike racing in Barnsley this evening
  8. Snow load delivered to Wakefield - in July!
  9. Updates on Friday 28 July 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Kate Linderholm and Oli Woodcock

All times stated are UK

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Hull FC celebrate try

Andrew Aloia

BBC Sport

Challenge Cup holders Hull FC power their way into another Wembley final after running in seven tries against Leeds.

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Our top five stories today

Oli Woodcock

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

That's all from the team today, but 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 a selection of our top stories from today:

1. Three former South Yorkshire police officers facing charges in connection with the Hillsborough disaster have asked for public funding to pay for their legal fees

2. A 20-year-old man who went on the run after being convicted of violent car-jackings in West Yorkshire has been arrested

3. The High Court judge overseeing Sheffield City Council's bid for a court order to stop protests over tree felling in the city says he won't announce a judgement today

4. Armed police patrols are being increased in Huddersfield after a man was shot and a car damaged in two separate incidents in the town last night

5. Famous Leeds nightclub Back to Basics will join forces with Opera North this evening

Centenary Sqaure
Opera North

Have a great weekend!

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J33 for A630 Catcliffe and J32 for M18.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J33, A630 (Catcliffe) and J32, M18 (Thurcroft), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Woodhead Pass pub owner concerned about closures

Tom Ingall

Journalist, BBC Look North

The owner of pub on the trans Pennine Woodhead Pass says his business is being threatened by the road being shut for repairs or bad weather.

Steve Marsh is concerned its getting completely closed more often for maintenance or the weather at what he says is the "whim" of Highways England and fears having to lay-off staff at the Dog and Partridge.

But the road operator says repairs to the road which links South Yorkshire and Mancester have be done and they're working with business owners to minimise disruption.

Dog and Patridge pub

Your weather forecast for Yorkshire

Abbie Dewhurst

Weather Presenter, BBC Look North

Breezy with rain, occasionally heavy, spreading across all parts during the first half of the night. This easing away east during the early hours of Saturday, with clear spells following. Temperature lows of about 14C (57F).

Weather graph

A mostly dry and bright day to come on Saturday with some decent spells of sunshine. Winds should ease a little but we could see a couple of well scattered showers. Feeling cool in the wind but pleasant in the sun with highs of about 20C (68F).

Watch: The handiwork of Sheffield's River Banksy is back

Jenny Eells

The work of a renegade artist in Sheffield who likes to remain anonymous is back.

Last year he installed some sculptures in the River Don near Blonk Street in Sheffield, and now he's made some more:

Huddersfield Town midfielder Jack Payne

Oxford United sign attacking midfielder Jack Payne from Premier League newcomers Huddersfield on a season-long loan.

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Government ban on diesel and petrol cars boost for Sheffield firm


A Sheffield firm could cash in following government moves to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol cars in the UK from 2040.

I-T-M Power, on Atlas Way have developed a component which helps to run hydrogen fuelled cars, which omit nothing but water.

Sheffield Boeing factory prepares for lift-off

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

The world’s largest aerospace company, Boeing, has been given a flying start in their move to Sheffield, after planning officers at Sheffield City Council approved their multi-million pound plans today.

Boeing factory artists impression

Sheffield City Council has approved the aerospace giant’s plans for a manufacturing and research building along with car parking and landscaping at Sheffield Business Park, in the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District

Other research buildings are in the process of being completed in the western corner of the site.

Family fun day at Sheffield Hallam University

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

No bored children at Sheffield Hallam University today.

Children learn about the body

Crowds turned out for a family fun day to learn about the body, play virtual reality games, and race a robot around a maze.

Children play computer game

Skip hire firm fined for dumping in Doncaster

The owner of a skip hire company has been fined £1,500 after a large amount of waste was found dumped in Stainforth in Doncaster.

Litter dumped at Colliery site
Doncaster Council

Mark Addlesee of Addlesee Skips was prosecuted at Doncaster Magistrates Court after an investigation by Doncaster Council's enforcement team found rubbish being dumped on the site of a disused colliery in Stainforth.

As well as the fine, he's been ordered to cover the clean-up costs.

Man shot in Huddersfield

Armed police patrols are being increased in Huddersfield after a man was shot and a car damaged in two separate incidents in the town last night.

A car passenger was treated in hospital and discharged after being shot in Holays near Bradley Mills at about 20:52 - a man has been arrested.

Officers were called to a second incident in New House Road, Deighton at about 22:04 in which a VW Golf was damaged.


"Investigating recent firearms offences is my absolute number one priority..... Residents will continue to see increased armed patrols in Huddersfield and continued proactive disruption tactics against those suspected of involvement in gun and drugs crime. "

Ch Supt Steve CotterDistrict Commander of Kirklees District Police

Air quality in York is getting worse

Air quality in the Coppergate area of York is getting worse according to the council's annual air quality report.

York Civic Trust

The report says there are increasing concentrations of nitrogen dioxide in the area.

Air pollution in the city's other two management areas has reduced over the last six years.

Rotherham town centre fire was accidental

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

South Yorkshire Fire Service say the fire at Howard Street in this morning probably started accidently.

One man was taken to hospital after inhaling smoke - he was one of three people found to be sleeping rough in the derelict building.

Firefighter on site

Leeds surgeon gets on his bike for charity

A surgeon from Saint James' Hospital in Leeds is getting on his bike to raise money for charity today.

Sunjay and Sanyong Jain
Sunjay Jain

Sunjay Jain, who's a bladder cancer surgeon, will ride 140 miles across the width of the country starting in Cumbria and ending at the North Sea in Tynemouth.

The cash he raises will go to the charity Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Missing West Yorkshire girl thought to be in Hull

Kimberley Metcalfe

BBC Local Live, Hull and East Yorkshire

Police are urgently trying to find 12-year-old Summer Brewitt who is believed to be in Hull.

Summer Brewitt
Humberside Police

She was reported missing from her home in Huddersfield yesterday evening and is now thought to be in the east Hull area, where she is known to have family.

Summer is described as having long ginger hair and a fair complexion. She was last seen wearing black jeans, a black jumper and green parka with fur.

Police say they're concerned for Summer due to her age and need to confirm that she is safe.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is being asked to get in touch with police as soon as possible.

Hillsborough police officers want public funding for defence costs

Three former South Yorkshire police officers facing charges in connection with the Hillsborough disaster have asked for public funding to pay for their legal fees.

Hillsborough Disaster

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Billings says no decision on funding has been made yet.

The three officers seeking financial support are former Ch Supt David Duckenfield (pictured below), who is facing a charge of manslaughter, former Supt Donald Denton and former Det Chf Insp Alan Foster, who are both charged with perverting the course of justice.

ormer Chief Superintendant David Duckenfield

Three arrested after police pursuit

Liam Barnes

BBC News Online

Three men have been arrested after police searching for suspected burglars spotted a car believed to be stolen.

Nottinghamshire Police said three men thought to be wearing balaclavas and carrying weapons entered a house in Sheffield early on Thursday before fleeing in the car, which was seen by an officer on the A614 in Ollerton.

The car was brought to a halt at Burntstump Hill in Arnold at about 16:00 BST yesterday, and after the suspects fled on foot they were tracked down.

All three men have been taken back to South Yorkshire for questioning.

Burntstump Hill Arnold

Behind the scenes: Excavating North Yorkshire POW camp

An archaeological dig is taking place on the site of Skipton’s First World War training and POW camp.

Peter Barry & Charles M Whittaker

Students from schools across the area are joining professional archaeologists for a week in August surveying and excavating part of the former Raikeswood camp site.

The site was set up as a training camp for the Bradford Pals in 1915 and was later used as a POW camp for captured German Officers.

The dig follows archaeological excavations which took place on the site of the camp last summer and unearthed a number of artefacts linked to the British and German occupation of the camp.

These included a trench whistle and a Prussian ammunition pouch belt clasp.

The finds from the digs will be put on public display in an exhibition next spring about Craven during the First World War at Craven Museum & Gallery.

Footage shows BMW police chase

Maryam Qaiser

BBC Local Live

This footage showing officers chasing a stolen BMW has been released by police.

The car was taken after a gang broke into a house on Hollin Cross Lane in Glossop and stole the keys.

They also took bank cards, which they then used in Sheffield - alerting police in the city.

The men appeared at Derby Crown Court on Wednesday, when Ivor Martin was jailed for 44 months, Carl Flowers for 43 months and Ali Luthfur for 38 months.

They all admitted burglary and taking the car without the owner’s consent in February.

Martin and Luthfur also admitted fraudulently using credit cards stolen during the burglary.

Bradford carjackings: Man on the run arrested

A 20-year-old man who went on the run after being convicted of violent car-jackings in West Yorkshire has been arrested.

Waqas Hussain

Waqas Hussain was given a 12 year jail sentence last week for threatening people with weapons and dragging them out of their cars in Bradford. One of his victims was a woman on her own who had her baby with her.

Hussain wasn't in court for the sentencing because he'd gone on the run.

Last night police found him at a house in Heckmondwike - he's now in custody.

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J25 for A644 and J24 for A629.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M62 westbound between J25, A644 (Brighouse) and J24, A629 (Ainley Top), because of a broken down wide load.

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

Reflections of summer in York

BBC Weather Watchers

How about this for a cracking reflection on York in the summer by a BBC Weather Watcher.

It's Petergate, a favourite with tourists, after a heavy shower.


Judgement on Sheffield tree protesters 'in next two weeks'

Charlotte Rose

BBC Radio Sheffield Political Reporter

The High Court judge overseeing Sheffield City Council's bid for a court order to stop protests over tree felling in the city says he won't announce a judgement today.

Justice Stephen Males says he will make a judgement in the next two weeks - he'll make the announcement in London.

Protest banner on tree

E-fit issued after woman attacked by man in Huddersfield

Police have released an E-fit image of a man they want to trace after a woman was grabbed in Huddersfield.

Efit image

The 26-year-old woman was grabbed on the arm by the man at around 4.15pm in Stoney Battery Road, off Manchester Road in the town.

She had been walking down a path towards the canal when she was approached by the man last Saturday.

This was clearly a distressing incident and officers have increased their patrols in the area to reassure the community. The suspect is described as a black man, in his 20s, approximately 5ft 8in, tall and of muscular build."

PC Paul JacksonKirklees District, CID
Kilmarnock striker Lee Erwin

Kilmarnock sign former Motherwell striker Lee Erwin from Leeds United on a two-year deal.

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Sky to create new technology jobs in Leeds

More technology jobs are being created in Leeds by Sky.

Technology team

The firm says it's going to increase its software engineering workforce by about a quarter and already employs 15 people at Leeds Dock near the Royal Armouries.

The broadcaster is yet to announce exactly how many new posts will come to the city.

Tan hill aerial view in 2009

The isolated inn in the Yorkshire Dales has stunning views and is on sale for £900,000.

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Sheffield police want to find this man - do you know him?

Detectives in Sheffield are trying to find this man:

Adam Morton

Adam Morton, aged 32, from the Woodthorpe area of the city is wanted y officers over a number of offences in the last two months.

Police say he spends time in the Manor Top and Frecheville areas and they want anyone who knows where he is to get in touch.

Festival ready for a world premiere

Preparations are virtually complete for the Bradford Festival which starts today in City Park and runs through to Sunday.

Bradford Festival

One of the pieces it will showcase is the world premiere Ice Cream: The Opera - which is on Sunday.

Bradford Festival’s workshops and activities offer an amazing range of opportunities to learn new skills, meet and talk to people, and have fun."

Vanessa MitchellFestival director

Do you know these people? Police want to speak to them

Detectives in Leeds have released these CCTV images of 11 people they want to trace after a serious brawl at a boxing event.

CCTV images

The disturbance happened at Elland Road football ground earlier this year.

Officers say they want to speak to those in the picture as they may have important information about the incident in February.

Two men and a woman were treated in hospital for minor injuries after the event.

I would appeal directly to any of the individuals pictured to get in touch with police. Likewise, I would ask anyone who recognises those pictured to contact officers with the information."

Det Supt Lisa AtkinsonWest Yorkshire Police

Great Scot! Rare 1900 Yorkshire cricket card could fetch £2,000

Yorkshire Post

Yorkshire’s victory in the 1900 county championships, their third in five years, was marked by the issue of the only known colour cigarette card of its type, by the Glasgow tobacco company, D&J Macdonald.

With only 10 thought to exist, it is a holy grail for hobbyists, and the auction of one on Saturday is described as one of the rarest events on the collectors’ calendar.

Cricket card
Yorkshire Post

Top cycling event in Barnsley today

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

This evening Barnsley plays host to high-tempo bike racing.

Races will start and finish under the gaze of Barnsley Town Hall and follow a circuit taking in the College, Transport Interchange and the short climb up Market Hill.

undefinedThere are five competitive races including youth, women’s and men’s events.

Barriers being erected for race

There is also an opportunity for children from age eight and adults to experience the thrill of riding the circuit with a Community Ride at 16:30.

Cyclists competing in race
Barnsley Road Club

Leeds club night Back to Basics returns with classical twist

Famous Leeds nightclub Back to Basics will join forces with Opera North this evening.

Stage at Centenary Square
Opera North

A concert will be held in Millennium Square to showcase some of the club's dance anthems from its 26 year history.

These will be reworked and performed live by a 50 piece symphony orchestra.

York woman given four years to live marks 30th anniversary of life-saving surgery

A York woman, who was given four years to live, is today marking the thirtieth anniversary of life-saving surgery.

Carol Town who suffers from the rare condition, Eisenmenger's syndrome, received a new heart and lungs.

The ground-breaking procedure was only expected to prolong her life by a few years.

But Carol says her full life has confounded medical experts:

Yesterday Mrs Town met the surgeon who gave her the live-saving operation, Professor John Wallwork, at a special ceremony at Pembroke College in Cambridge.

Homeless people sleeping in Rotherham fire building

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

Three homeless people were found to be sleeping in a derelict building on Howard Street in Rotherham town centre where a fire spread this morning.

Fire Engine on Howard Street

One man was rescued using a ladder from the four-storey building and is now recovering in hospital after inhaling smoke.

Rotherham Council say rough sleepers are a persistent problem.

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Tougher security for Steeler games at Sheffield Arena

Oli Constable

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Sheffield's ice hockey fans can expect longer waiting times to get into Steelers games at Sheffield Arena this season.

Heightened security measures are in place in the wake of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

Sheffield Arena
Sheffield Steelers

Fans may be searched and are advised that no bag larger than an A4 piece of paper will be allowed in meaning a ban on rucksacks.

Ladder crew rescues one person from Rotherham building fire

One person has been rescued from a burning building in the centre of Rotherham this morning.

Around 30 firefighters are dealing with the fire at the derelict building on Howard Street in Rotherham Town Centre.

Fire Engines on Howard Street
Ladder against building

South Yorkshire Fire Service were called out to the four-storey building at 08:40 this morning.

Firefighters and paramedic at scene

Barnsley sailor to skipper round-the-world racing yacht

A man from Barnsley is to skipper a yacht taking part in a 40,000 mile race.

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Roy Taylor spent 10 years working as a sailing instructor before being picked to lead the crew on a boat taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

The race is described as the world’s greatest ocean challenge.

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

More than 700 non-professional sailors - representing over 40 nationalities - compete for 11 months on a fleet of 12 identical 70-foot ocean racing yachts.

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

The race starts in Liverpool on Sunday, 20 August and follows a global route which includes stopovers in Cape Town, Sydney, Seattle, Panama, New York, and Londonderry.