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By Andrew Barton, Kate Linderholm and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. Our top five stories today

    That's all from us for today, we'll be back on Monday with special coverage of the Leeds West Indian Carnival.

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

    1. South Yorkshire crash driver 'reported missing with children from Hampshire'
    2. Armed police presence at Leeds Festival
    3. Unattended car breaks pelvis of four-year-old girl
    4. Seal with frisbee around its neck rescued near Scarborough
    5. Leeds West Indian Carnival 2017: What you need to know

    See you on Monday.

  2. No ticket? No problem! How to listen to and watch Leeds Festival

    BBC Music

    If you haven't been able to get to the Leeds Festival don't worry, the BBC be streaming live sets from the Main Stage and BBC Radio 1/NME Stage on all three days.

    Just click here to get a view from the best seat in the house.

    Liam Gallagher


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    Video caption: 'I'll either wake up with some new lungs, or I won't'

    Nine years of working in coal mines destroyed Will Goddard's lungs, but with the help of a specialist clinic in Rotherham he was able to get a double lung transplant.

  4. Fugitive Scarborough drugs gang leader jailed

    The head of a drugs gang who spent months on the run after skipping bail has been jailed for nine years and eight months.

    Sonny Elms

    Sonny Elms, 25, and his associates flooded Scarborough with heroin and cocaine between 2013 and 2014.

    Elms, of Mansfield Avenue, Manchester, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs in April 2016 but failed to turn up to be sentenced in February.

    He was arrested in July and sentenced at at York Crown Court earlier.

  5. Out of the frying pan and into the fire - Team's 'bangers and clash' kit

    Remember Lady Gaga and her dress made of meat?

    Well how about Bedale AFC's strip, made of sausages:

    Football shirts

    Let's be clear here, they're not real ones, just printed, but still. Really? They've paired the tops with bright pink shorts.

    The "bangers and clash" strip has gained notoriety on internet football sites.

    It's even been tipped to win "worst kit of the season" award.

  6. Listen: Wheelchair user carried over bridge to 'avoid sleeping' at Selby railway station

    Campaigners say improvements to disabled access at Selby railway station "must become a priority" and the current situation is "stripping disabled people of their independence."

    Wheelchair users arriving from Hull after 20:00 in the evening, can only get out of the station by staying on the train to Leeds and then coming back again, so they're on a platform with suitable access.

    Transpennine Express, which runs the station says "increased accessibility at the station is a key priority", but the installation of lifts "will be "dependent on funding becoming available."

    Pauline from Brayton says her husband, who uses a wheelchair, would've had to sleep on the station if friends hadn't carried him over the bridge:

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    Video caption: disabled access at Selby railway station "must become a priority"
  7. Watch: Seven things you need to know about Leeds

    Coming to Leeds for the festival? Not from around here?

    Lucky for you we've put together a handy guide to prepare you for your visit to the greatest city on the face of the planet.

    Have a great time!

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    Video caption: Here's seven things you should know before you come here...
  8. Woman caught on CCTV could help police

    Do you know this woman - Police say she may be a witness to an incident and they need her help.


    Officers are appealing for the woman to come forward to help with their investigation into an incident in Brighouse on Thursday 3 August.

    Quote Message: She is not wanted in connection with the offence. We are keen to speak to her to assist us with our enquiries, and would urge her to get in contact with us.” from Detective Sergeant Paul Stead West Yorkshire Police
    Detective Sergeant Paul SteadWest Yorkshire Police
  9. Majority of teenagers wrongly think Game of Thrones scenes are accurate

    Almost all teenagers who watch drama series Games of Thrones believe that the sexual violence in the story lines are accurate, according to research from Leeds Trinity University.

    Game of Thrones

    In the study of 16 to 18-year-olds at three Leeds schools, 90% of them said the scenes are an accurate representation of medieval history.

    But Dr Kate Lister, a researcher in historical attitudes to sexuality and sex at the university says that the programme is effectively rewriting attitudes to sex in the medieval period.

    She said "It was more barbaric and more unfair then, but rape was punishable by death".

    Almost every named female character in Game of Thrones is either a victim of, or threatened with, sexual violence - Dr Lister added “The sexual violence portrayed throughout the series is actually very inaccurate"

    Quote Message: The students were very clear that zombies and dragons are fictitious, they felt that the levels of violence and sexual violence were historically authentic." from Dr Kate Lister Leeds Trinity University
    Dr Kate ListerLeeds Trinity University
  10. Full Monty Tour

    Oli Constable

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Next week is the 20th anniversary of the film The Full Monty.

    We've been back to some of the key locations in the comedy about the group of unemployed steelworkers who turn into a stripping troupe to raise some cash.

    A couple of scenes were shot in Page Hall:

    Page Hall venue then and now
    Page Hall street scene then and now

    The Sheffield and Tinsley Canal, where Gaz, played by Robert Carlyle, and and Dave, played by Mark Addy, get stranded on top of a sinking car.

    Sheffield and Tinsley Canal then and now

    A view of Blake Street in 1997 and today:

    Walking in Blake Street then and now
  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, at J4 for A630.

    M18 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M18 northbound at J4, A630 (West Moor), because of an accident.

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

  12. Seal with frisbee around its neck rescued near Scarborough

    A seal spotted with a frisbee stuck around its neck has been rescued off the coast of North Yorkshire.

    Seal with frisbee around its neck

    The RSPCA was alerted to the harbour seal on rocks at the bottom of a 200ft-high cliff at Ravenscar on Tuesday.

    The team, helped by staff from Scarborough Sea Life Sanctuary, managed to pin the bull seal down and cut the ring-shaped frisbee off his neck.

    Lyndsey Crawford-Darwell, curator of the sanctuary, said it was "almost cheese grated into his neck".

    Ms Crawford-Darwell added: "When the guys got there it was about a 120kg seal which is pretty big. It took all three of them to pin him down."


    She said the two to three-year-old bull must have got the bright yellow ring over its head when it was younger and it had wedged into its neck as it had grown.

    "The area was cleaned up and made sure it wasn't infected and we thought it would heal nicely on its own, so we let him go and he moved off straight away," she added.

  13. Campaign for lasting archive on Working Men's Clubs

    There's a fundraising campaign to create a lasting legacy about Working Men's Clubs.

    The author Neil Anderson from Sheffield has written a book about the clubs and wants to apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund for cash to create an archive of stories and an exhibition.

    Crookes WMC
  14. Protest over village building plans

    People from a village near Harrogate have handed a petition in to the council in protest at what they say are plans to double the size of their village.

    The Hands Off Hampsthwaite Village Action Group claim the proposed development of over 350 houses would destroy the heritage of the rural community.


    A consultation over Harrogate's Local Plan which includes proposals for Hampsthwaite comes to an end today.

  15. Sheffield's Caribbean Carnival comeback

    Jenny Eells

    Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    The countdown to Sheffield's Caribbean Carnival is well and truly under way.

    It's back after 20 years and will take place alongside Sheffield Fayre this Bank Holiday Monday:

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    Video caption: Caribbean Carnival returns to Sheffield
  16. Woman who set fire to Huddersfield house blamed ex-husband

    A woman who threatened to "kill anyone" who evicted her from her council house set fire to it and blamed her ex-husband.

    Cheryl McEwan, 34, poured lighter fluid over clothes and rubbish at the home in Glenfields Avenue in Deighton, Huddersfield, on 27 June 2016.

    She blamed the fire on her ex-husband when police later found her in a bar.

    Cheryl McEwan

    McEwan was jailed for four-and-a-half years after admitting arson with intent to endanger life and other offences.

    Leeds Crown Court heard two days before the fire McEwan telephoned mental health staff and said she would "attack and kill anyone" who came to evict her from the Kirklees Council property she was living in.

  17. Watch: Rainbow-pooping 'turtle-oise' ready for York's Soapbox Challenge

    What's brown and green, has four wheels and poops rainbows?

    A rainbow-pooping "turtle-oise" soapbox - obviously...

    It's one of the competitors in the York Micklegate Soapbox Challenge on Bank Holiday Monday.

    It's a go-cart challenge in which teams race down the very steep and winding cobbled hill.

    It's estimated that about 16,000 people watched last year's inaugural Soapbox Challenge event:

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    Video caption: Rainbow pooping turtle to hurtle down cobbled curving hill