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  1. Man dies in Halifax stabbing
  2. Northern Powerhouse £3bn investment call
  3. Nurses warn staff shortage is putting patients at risk in Yorkshire
  4. Girl, 12, injured in 'hit and run' crash
  5. Vulnerable woman missing from Halifax for three weeks
  6. Barnsley man jailed for violent robbery
  7. Last day for feedback on plan for 19,000 homes in Calderdale
  8. Record collection of 5,000 goes under the hammer in North Yorkshire
  9. First York balloon festival lifts off this weekend
  10. Updates on Friday 29 September 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Gemma Ashcroft and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our five top stories today

    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.

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

    1. Man dies after stabbing in Halifax
    2. Warning staff shortage putting patients at risk in Yorkshire
    3. Body found near Huddersfield town centre
    4. Northern Powerhouse £3bn investment call
    5. Final vinyl: 5,000 records under the hammer to reclaim house
  2. Call for more money to meet police pay increase

    The man who oversees West Yorkshire Police says he'll be asking the government for more cash to meet the rise in Police officer's pay.


    Earlier this month the government announced that police officers would get a 1% rise plus a 1% bonus.

    But unions reacted angrily to the pay awards, branding them a real-terms cut, and the Prison Officers Association threatened industrial action.

    There was also a warning from police chiefs that making forces pay for the increase themselves would put "financial pressure on already stretched budgets".

    Quote Message: I want police officer to have a pay rise, but they're not funding that and that's why you're seeing as many police on the beat as a few years ago." from Mark Burns Williamson West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner
    Mark Burns WilliamsonWest Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner
  3. Missing woman from Leeds

    Police in Leeds are asking for help in finding this woman:

    Susan Jowett

    Susan Jowett, also known as Susan Catterill, 38, of Rothwell in Leeds was reported missing yesterday

    She was wearing a blue jacket and blue trousers.

    Susan, or anyone who sees Susan is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 703 of Thursday 28 September.

  4. Details of Liz Dawn's funeral released

    The family of actress Liz Dawn have released details of her funeral.

    Liz Dawn

    It will take place on 6 October at at Salford Cathedral at 14:00 and the TV star's family have requested that donations be made in her memory to the British Lung Foundation and Breast Cancer Care UK.

    The actress from Leeds played Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street for more than 30 years, and died earlier this week aged 77.

    Her family said in a statement that they are "devastated and heartbroken at the passing of our much-loved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother, the incredible Liz Dawn".

  5. Travel update: Delays in Leeds at rush hour

    BBC News Travel

    There are delays of around 40 minutes this afternoon in Leeds according to First Bus.


    They say that the delays are across the entire network as people try to get home from work for the weekend.

    Not the news you want to hear.

  6. Missing girl from Bolton could be in West Yorkshire

    Have you seen this missing teenager? She's from Bolton but could be in West Yorkshire

    Missing girl

    Sadia Ahmed was last seen on Monday in Batley but has been missing from her home near Bolton since 12 September.

    Police say they think the 15-year-old went to Leeds City Centre after leaving her house.

    She was wearing a khaki green thigh-length quilted coat with fur lined along the hood and a grey hooded top underneath.

  7. Sheffield Wednesday boss 'understands fast-food society' but does not fear sack

    BBC Sport

    Sheffield Wednesday head coach Carlos Carvalhal said he is not afraid of losing his job.

    Carlos Carvalhal

    The Owls lost 4-2 at home to cross-city rivals Sheffield United on Sunday and 1-0 at Birmingham on Wednesday.

    Carvalhal has led the club to successive top-six finishes in his two full seasons in charge.

    "I understand the fast-food nature of society but I don't feel pressure that if I lose a game something will happen to me," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

  8. Body found near Huddersfield town centre

    Police have launched an investigation after the discovery of a body close to Huddersfield town centre.

    Aspley place

    The body of a man was found at about 12:40 this lunchtime in bushes near Shorehead Sainsbury's.

    Officers say that "enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances."

  9. Live: How you can become the Voice of Bradford

    Voice of Bradford

    If you really want to work for the BBC and have a passion for Bradford and the people who live there, this could be your chance!

    BBC Radio Leeds is looking for that special someone to join the team reporting on events throughout 2018.

    Keeley Donovan is live right now with a few hints and tips on getting into broadcasting.

    View more on facebook
  10. Discovery of body in Huddersfield town centre

    A body has been discovered in Huddersfield town centre.

    More to follow

  11. Barnsley Bolshoi ballerina embarks on UK tour

    A ballerina who was the third British female to graduate from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy is to start her first UK tour as a professional dancer.

    Tala Lee Turton, 21, graduated from the elite Moscow-based school last year after four years of intensive training.

    Tala Lee Turton

    She has secured a place at the Russian Astrakhan State Opera and Ballet Theatre and will be performing with the company in UK theatres from October.

    Tala, from Barnsley, said dancing so close to home would be "extra special".

    Tala Lee Turton

    During her UK tour, which runs from 14 October to 7 December, she will perform in productions of Swan Lake, Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet.

  12. Three drink drivers arrested in one hour in York

    Police in York say they arrested three drunk drivers in one hour in the early hours of this morning.

    The first arrest came at 04.40, when a BMW was spotted by CCTV, being driven suspiciously around the city centre and travelling the wrong way down one way roads.


    The 21-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after being found to be twice the legal limit. He currently remains in custody.

    After further examination of the CCTV footage, officers realised the other man in the car had also driven the car through the city centre. They then arrested him on suspicion of drink driving. He also remains in police custody.

    The third arrest was made at 05.30 when a silver Ford Ka was spotted by officers driving in the Scarcroft Road area of York, without any headlights on.

    Officers stopped the vehicle and breathalysed the 26-year-old male driver. He was found to be almost three times over the legal limit.

    He was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and of "taking a vehicle without the owners consent" and currently remains in police custody.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane blocked and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J33, A630 (Catcliffe) and J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  14. Missing Otley man found safe and well

    Some good news this afternoon, 65-year-old Brian Locke has been found safe and well.

    And if you're going to announce the reappearance of a missing person, what better way than to do it than with puppies:

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  15. Listen: Schools in York to get second largest funding increase

    Schools in York are to receive the biggest funding rise in England, outside Bournemouth.

    It's part of the new national funding formula.

    Cash per pupil will rise by £700 to £4700.

    Councillor Stuart Rawlings says even though statistics say York is the lowest funded area in England, that doesn't tell the full story:

    Video content

    Video caption: Schools in York to get second largest funding increase
  16. Could you be the Voice of Bradford?

    Voice of Bradford

    Have you ever wanted to be a BBC reporter? Do you have a passion for Bradford and want to shout about the city and its people?

    Voice of Bradford

    BBC Radio Leeds is looking for that special someone to join the team reporting on events throughout 2018.

    Keeley Donovan will be one of the judges at the open auditions next weekend. At 16:00 today, she'll be live on Facebook with a few hints and tips.

    If you think you've got what it takes, find out more about the Voice of Bradford on the BBC Radio Leeds website.

  17. Rotherham man charged with nine sexual offences as part of investigation into historic child sexual exploitation in the town

    A 44-year-old man from Rotherham has been charged with rape and sexual assault by the National Crime Agency as part of their investigation into historical child sexual expoitation in Rotherham

    As part of Operation Stovewood, Darren Hyett, from Broom Chase, Rotherham has been charged with three counts of raping a female under 16, two counts of raping a female over 16, two counts of sexual assault against a female under 16 and the trafficking of persons for sexual exploitation.

    Hyett also faces one charge of perverting the course of justice.


    To date, a total of 26 men have been arrested and Hyett is the ninth to be charged.

    The investigation currently has more than 80 identified suspects and is in the process of engaging with more than 200 victims and survivors.

  18. Vulnerable woman missing for three weeks

    A fresh appeal has been launched to find a vulnerable 72-year-old woman who has been missing for almost three weeks.

    Missing woman

    Cathryn Holdsworth from Halifax hasn't been seen since 8 September when she left Calderdale Royal Hospital, she was then picked up by CCTV a day later at Tesco in Halifax town centre.

    Police say that they now think she went home to Illingworth on a bus that evening, but she wasn't reported missing until 19 September by her neighbours.

    She was last seen wearing distinctive pink earmuffs, a dark coat, pink gloves and using her walking frame. Police say she maybe in Cornwall, Blackpool or Brighouse.

    Quote Message: Cathryn lives with a number of health issues which make her more vulnerable and often uses a walking frame." from Insp Toby Facey West Yorkshire Police
    Insp Toby FaceyWest Yorkshire Police
  19. Northern Powerhouse: What on earth are portable nuclear reactors?

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    You may have read this morning that, among other things, the Northern Powerhouse Partnership want the government to invest £1bn on "portable nuclear reactors".

    Who knew they were a thing?

    We thought we'd better find out about them - so what are they and can you charge your phone with one on the train?

    Portable nuclear reactors

    Well, the first thing you need to know is that they're smaller than your usual nuclear energy plant, for example Heysham nuclear power station in Lancashire occupies an area of about 315,000m².

    A portable nuclear reactor, is just around 23m long, small enough to fit onto the back of a lorry.

    A single one would never provide enough power to light up an entire city like Leeds, but the idea is you can link a few of them together and then collectively they'd be sufficient.

    The only thing is, no one's built one yet and this is what the Northern Powerhouse is saying, the north should be at the front of the race to get smaller, in a nuclear kinda way.

    But unfortunately it means you can't take one in your pocket to keep your phone topped up.

    Quote Message: Personally I think SMRs are probably the future of nuclear. These things can be making a substantial contribution from the early 2030s onwards." from Dame Sue Ion Veteran nuclear champion
    Dame Sue IonVeteran nuclear champion

    If you're still a little confused, here's a little visual representation from the BBC's Environment analyst Roger Harrabin.

    Video content

    Video caption: 'Small nuclear' explained using rice