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  1. Today's top stories

    Here are some the top stories in Yorkshire today:

    * Human trafficking victim in Calderdale branded by gang.

    * CCTV of man shooting at Doncaster house in 'targeted' attack.

    * Teacher from York who raped pupil is jailed.

    * At least 1,000 jobs to go as Poundworld announces more closures.

    * 'No regrets' says World Cup winners' tattoo man from Leeds.

  2. Caravan sales - 'Disgusted they can charge so much'

    Static caravan owners on the East Coast say they are being ripped off by holiday park managers who charge them thousands of pounds in commission when they sell their properties.

    Static caravans on a site.

    Anyone who sells a static caravan is required by law to pay a fee, to the site owner, which can be as much as 15% of the sale value.

    Karyl Collins wants to sell the caravan she bought in East Yorkshire three years ago and feels she's being ripped off:

    Quote Message: I'm absolutely disgusted that they can charge so much commission, I understand commission and I accept the commission, but the high 15% is just ludicrous."

    The National Caravan Council says the rate of commission on the resale of a holiday home is agreed by the parties when the agreement is signed, and this term is clear and prominent in the documentation.

  3. Listen: Police in 'suitable conditions' for Trump visit

    North Yorkshire Police officers have been drafted in to help colleagues in the south of England with the security operation surrounding President Trump's visit.

    The Police Federation said yesterday prisoners in cells would be sleeping in better conditions than its officers, describing the situation as "not acceptable".

    The acting Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police, Lisa Winward, says conditions must be suitable and her officers have now been moved:

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    Video caption: Lisa Winward
  4. New multi-million pound facilities planned at former college

    Millions of pounds are being spent improving sports facilities at York's former Burnholme Community College site.

    The site of the new gym

    The work will cost £2.4m but will mean facilities will be open for 75 hours a week.

    They'll include a gym which will be fitted with accessible equipment to encourage more people to keep fit and healthy.

  5. Calls for council to clear cycle routes

    Cyclists in Lincoln are calling on the council to do more to keep cycle paths clear.

    In recent weeks some routes have become nearly impassable - because of overgrown verges.

    This was the route from Lincoln to Saxilby:

    Overgrown verges

    Volunteers ended up clearing the tracks themselves.

    Ian Callaghan, who helped clear the track, says it's important to do it to get more people on their bikes.

    The county council, which own part of the route, says they were due to cut it back soon anyway, because of its popularity with cyclists.

    Quote Message: The more people that ride means the less traffic we'll have on the roads which is less pollution and less expense on roads. If there's less expense on roads then maybe they can invest more on cycle tracks." from Ian Callaghan
    Ian Callaghan
  6. Improvements to cycle routes planned for Sheffield

    A million pound extension to the cycle route from Sheffield University into the city centre is set to be approved by the council, according to the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    Man cycling on a cycling route

    The 0.75km section will extend the route from the university to Mappin Street.

    The scheme is a requirement as part of £2.5m of funding from Sheffield City Region Investment Fund to improve highways works.

    The planned work will include changes to the highway and improvements to road crossing points, and will be finished by December 2019, the report states.

    The scheme will be discussed at a meeting of Sheffield City Council's cabinet on Wednesday 18 July.

  7. Police search for white van

    Police in Scunthorpe are looking for a white van, after a man in the back grabbed a school girl's bag.

    Officers say they don't know if the three men in the van were trying to steal the girl's bag or if there was another motive.

    Merlin Road

    The incident happened in Merlin Road close to Bridges Road at around 08:00 this morning when the van passed the girls a couple of times then stopped.

    The girls ran off to school, where the van was later spotted.

    The van is described as a dirty white Ford Transit style van with a red triangle and black flames with the word 'warning' on the back right hand door.

    Police are appealing for information.

    Quote Message: "We've spoken to the girls involved, who are shaken but unhurt... As yet, we don't know whether this was an attempt to steal the girls' bags or if there was another motive and we are continuing to work to establish what happened." from Rhodri Troake Detective Inspector
    Rhodri TroakeDetective Inspector
  8. Weather: a good outlook for the weekend

    Still a risk of a thunderstorm this evening, mainly in the west, then a dry night with clear spells and a little mist. Lows tonight of 13°C ( 55°F).

    Weather graphic

    Tomorrow will be a warm and fine day with long sunny spells and dry for most of us. Highs tomorrow of 27C (81F).

    Sunday should be a similar day.

  9. Police try to trace burglary suspect after warehouse raid

    Police want to trace a man wanted in connection with a burglary in Knottingley.

    Burglary suspect Gareth Stead.

    Officers would like to speak with anyone who has seen or has information about Gareth Stead, who is 34 and from Pontefract.

    He is wanted in connection with a burglary at a commercial premises in Knottingley on June 22.

    Inspector Anthony Coultate, of Wakefield District Police, said: “We do believe Gareth Stead is still living within the Pontefract area and have been conducting a number of enquiries to find him."

  10. Poundworld in Grimsby to close

    The Poundworld store in Grimsby is one of 80 which administrators have been announced will close.

    Poundworld in Grimsby

    It follows the collapse of the chain last month.

    Ten staff at the Grimsby store will lose their jobs.

    A search is continuing to find a buyer for the chain which has other stores in Hull, Goole and Scunthorpe.

  11. New walkway in Grantham

    A new walkway including public art works is to be built in Grantham.

    It'll be between the South Kesteven offices and the new cinema on St Peter's Hill.

    The district council is allocating just over £1.5m to the project.

  12. A call to power at 'Pankhurst Party' in Leeds

    A Pankhurst Party will be held in Leeds on Sunday to celebrate one hundred years since women getting the vote.

    Emmeline Pankhurst.

    Hundreds of parties are taking place around the UK to mark the birthday of Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.

    The Leeds event starts at 10.30 on the Leeds Town Hall steps in Victoria Square.

    A wreath will also be laid in honour of Emmeline Pankhurst who was born on 14 July, 1858, in Moss Side, Manchester.

    In 1903 she, along with daughters Sylvia and Christabel, founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in a bid to get British women the right to vote.

    National organiser Fleur Butler, said: "We need more women to take part in public life as councillors, school governors, MPs, Assembly Members, Mayors, Police & Crime Commissioners, MSPs and Magistrates.

    "We want women not just to vote but to stand for public office as well.”

  13. Hull FC take on St Helens in the Challenge Cup quarter final

    Hull FC look to keep alive their hopes of a top four finish at home to Super League leaders St Helens this evening.

    Jordan Abdull

    The Black and Whites aim to rebound from their defeat at Huddersfield last week.

    A win at the KCOM Stadium could close the gap on the top four to three points if rivals Castleford also slip up at Salford.

    Hull FC stand-off Jordan Abdull returns to their squad for the first time since he broke his leg in April for Friday's visit of St Helens in Super League.

  14. Police worried about owner of abandoned clothing

    Police say they've found some abandoned clothing at Moulton Marsh Nature Reserve near Spalding and want to trace the owner.

    Clothing
    Clothing
    Clothing

    They say so far their enquirers haven't produced any results and they're concerned for the welfare of the person they belong to.

  15. Yorkshire MP wants local police costs reimbursed

    Sheffield South East MP Clive Betts has called on the government to fully reimburse all the costs faced by South Yorkshire Police for helping provide security for Donald Trump's visit to the UK.

    Police stood at a road block

    Direct costs are being paid for the US president's visit but Mr Betts says this doesn't include things such as overtime and rest day working rates incurred in the county.

  16. Little Mix Concert - make sure you get the right stadium!

    Hull's KCOM stadium say they are getting lots of calls about tonight's Little Mix concert which is actually on at the KCOM Craven Park stadium in East Hull.

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    People are being advised to get a bus to the venue from Hull interchange as no parking is available at the site.

    Little Mix

    If you end up at the wrong stadium could could be watching Hull FC take on St Helens instead of Little Mix!

    Map of City.
  17. Police hunt for man after quad bike assault

    Police are searching for a York man suspected of assaulting two Police Community Support Officers by driving at them on a quad bike.

    Lewis Berkley

    The incident happened in York on Tuesday.

    Lewis Matthew Berkley (pictured) was the first person in York to be the subject of a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO).

    The court order prevents Berkley interacting with four named people and trying to disguise his identity with a hood when in public.

    In September 2017 he was released from prison for burglary and theft offences.

    He is described as white with mousey hair and brown eyes and about 5ft 10ins tall.

    Police believe he may currently be in the Clifton area of York and want to hear from anyone who knows anything about his whereabouts.

  18. Appeal to find the family of Trevor Pickard

    Police are trying to trace the family of 64-year-old Trevor Pickard.

    Mr Pickard was sadly found dead at his home in Hornsea on 28 June 2018.

    Despite efforts to find his family, officers say so far, they have been unsuccessful.

    The death isn't being treated as suspicious and anyone with any information is being asked to call the police on the 101 number.