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  1. Your Yorkshire headlines on Friday

    Our top 5 stories from today include:

    News, sport and travel alerts will continue overnight and through the weekend.

  2. Your Lincolnshire headlines

    Our top stories from our Lincolnshire newsroom today include:

  3. Hessle Road retail institution to close

    It's the end of an era for this well known shop in Hull.

    Shop front

    After 128 years trading on the corner of Coltman Street and Hessle Road, the Premier Work & Leisure Wear store is closing down tomorrow.

    The business is thought to be the first in the UK to sell Wrangler jeans.

    The rise of internet shopping has been blamed for its demise.

  4. Crop damaged by fire

    Around 200 sq m of crop in Scotter have been damaged by fire this afternoon.

    Fire crews from Gainsborough attended the call on Brigg Road.

    It was caused by a bonfire being left unattended.

  5. Schools attempt 115 miles in 24 hours

    As we head into the summer holidays two schools in Grantham are undertaking quite the challenge.


    Groups from Ambergate Sports College and Sandon School which make up Grantham Additional Needs Fellowship (GANF) are attempting a 24-hour, 115-mile relay run across the county.

    They cater for pupils between the ages of three and 19 with moderate to severe learning difficulties and complex needs.

    They want to raise £2,000 to improve the school's outdoor amphitheatre.

  6. 'Columbine' plot schoolboys pictured for the first time

    Pictures have been released of Thomas Wyllie (left) and Alex Bolland (right), both 15, who have been detained for planning to shoot and kill pupils and teachers at a school in Northallerton, North Yorkshire.

    Thomas Wyllie (left) and Alex Bolland (right)

    During sentencing, the judge said: "The conspiracy to murder, of which you have been convicted, was not wishful thinking or a fantasy. It was a real plot."

    "Both of you inhabited narrow lives in which you saw yourselves as victims and it is clear that, rather than be positive influences on each other, you entered into a noxious relationship which pulled each other down further into a selfish obsession with punishing others for the wrongs you felt had been perpetrated against you."

  7. Yorkshire MP asked about calls for him to resign

    Here's how Yorkshire MP Julian Smith responded when questioned about calls for him to resign as Chief Whip.

    Video content

    Video caption: Julian Smith MP asked if he should resign as Chief Whip

    The Conservative member for Skipton and Ripon is facing calls to resign if he fails to explain how voting pacts were broken during this week's knife-edge Commons votes on Brexit.

    He's accused of putting pressure on some Conservative MPs when they were supposed to abstain, because they were "paired" with opposition MPs who were absent.

    The Conservative Party chairman, Brandon Lewis, has apologised after voting when he shouldn't have, as he was paired with the Liberal Democrats Deputy Leader Jo Swinson, who's on maternity leave.

  8. Detective warn of knife crime dangers

    A senior South Yorkshire detective has warned of the dangers of knife crime.

    Detective Superintendent Una Jennings said the consequences are "grave" and anyone carrying one will be dealt with "robustly".

    This comes after a man was jailed for 13 years for two knife-point robberies in Sheffield.

    Ashley Howarth

    Ashley Howarth, 30, broke into a house on Dyche Lane with two other people last March and stole money, drugs and a mobile phone.

    In July 2017, he stole a man's motorbike in broad daylight and attempted to steal a gold chain from him.

    A tracking device on the motorbike led to his arrest.

  9. Charlie the 'toothless' cat looks for a new home

    Charles Heslett

    Journalist, BBC Radio Leeds

    A cat who has had all his teeth removed is looking for a new owner to help put a smile back on his face.

    Charlie the toothless cat.

    Charlie, a black and white moggy, is being looked after by volunteers from the Harrogate branch of the Cats Protection charity.

    The vet’s bill was £1000 and the branch has set up a Just Giving page to help pay for Charlie’s care.

    Regional fundraising manager Rachel Dring said: “Charlie is very affectionate and would make a lovely companion."

    Charlie the cat had all his teeth removed.
  10. Power cut in Scunthorpe

    Around 160 premises in the Scunthorpe area are experiencing a power cut this afternoon.

    Map of the area affected

    Northern Powergrid say they don't expect to have the supply fully restored until late this evening.

    Postcode areas DN2,DN3,DN32,DN7 are affected.

  11. Sheffield burglar jailed

    A teenage burglar has been jailed for more than three years for a string of offences.

    Liam Tarantini

    Liam Tarantini, of Bankwood Road, Gleadless Valley, pleaded guilty to burglary, driving while disqualified and driving with no insurance at Sheffield Crown Court.

    He was sentenced to 30 months in prison for the burglary and two months in prison for driving while disqualified (to run after his burglary sentence). The 19-year-old was also jailed for a further 12 months for breaching a suspended sentence.

    He also received a two-year disqualification from driving.

  12. Committee chair sorry for colleagues' negative comments

    The chairman of a council committee which branded children's ideas for Boston Market Place 'tacky' and 'bonkers' says she's extremely disappointed with her colleagues.

    Boston market

    Pupils from Boston High School submitted the plans to Boston Borough Council, but some members said an idea for an archway would be a "waste of money".

    Councillor Judith Skinner has apologised for the negative comments:

    Quote Message: Myself and other members of the Task and Finish group highly valued the input from the schools and I am extremely disappointed at the other members of the group that made negative comment. from Cllr Judith Skinner Boston Borough Council
    Cllr Judith SkinnerBoston Borough Council
  13. BreakingBoys who plotted school shooting named

    The two schoolboys who have been sentenced for planning a school shooting in North Yorkshire have been named as Thomas Wyllie and Alex Bolland.

    Thomas Wyllie was handed a 12-year custodial sentence while Alex Bolland was given 10 years.

    The teenagers, who were 14 at the time, were found guilty of conspiracy to murder following a trial at Leeds Crown Court in May.

  14. In pictures: Sheffield festival Tramlines

    Oli Constable

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    Thousands of people will be flocking to the new home of a Sheffield music festival later, as Tramlines celebrates its 10th birthday.

    We’re at the festival site at Hillsborough Park in the north of the city ahead of headliners Stereophonics taking to the stage.

    Tramlines crowd
    Tramlines stage
    Tramlines tents

    As the pictures show the gates are already open with people getting the best seats in the house.

    Travel problems are expected as a tram strike takes place this weekend.

    Festival organisers say extra buses are being put on to get people between Hillsborough and the city centre.

  15. Bus saved by lobbying locals

    A popular East Riding bus service has been saved by a group of villagers.

    EYMS bus

    Around 300 people attended a meeting after East Yorkshire Motor Services announced earlier this year that they were planning to scrap the 18 bus which connects Holme upon Spalding Moor, and nearby villages, with York.

    After villagers lobbied to keep it, East Riding Council has now agreed to double the subsidy it provides to allow the service to continue.

  16. Woman admits GBH on baby

    A Lincolnshire woman who admitted inflicting grievous bodily harm to a five-month-old baby is due to be sentenced later this year.

    Jamie-Lee Lauren Cooper, 30, from Billinghay near Sleaford, appeared before Lincoln Crown Court today.

    She was granted bail and will appear in court again in September.

  17. Fire crews tackle fire in Rotherham

    Five fire engines are tackling a fire at a furniture warehouse in Rotherham.

    Pictures from the fire

    Crews are expected to remain on Rawmarsh Road for several hours.

    South Yorkshire fire service said there are no reports of any casualties.

  18. Largest eagles in the world flying in Yorkshire

    Two Steller’s seas eagles, the largest species of eagle, can now be seen in the skies above Yorkshire.


    The birds, Toruk, a four-year-old male, and Hokkaido, a seven-year-old female, have arrived at Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre.

    Kerry Badgery, director of the centre, said: "It has been a life ambition to train and fly a Steller’s sea eagle.

    "Toruk has never been asked to fly free, so my challenge is to get him to fly like our other large eagles already do."

  19. Field on fire in North Lincolnshire

    There's a large field fire in the North Lincolnshire village of Roxby.

    Map showing Roxby in North Lincolnshire

    Humberside Fire and Rescue Service say they have six fire crews there.

    They're advising people to avoid the area.

  20. BreakingBoys who plotted Columbine-style school shooting sentenced

    The older of two 15-year-old boys who plotted a Columbine-style shooting at a school in Northallerton, North Yorkshire has been sentenced to 12 years in custody.

    The younger has received 10 years in detention.

    They appeared in Leeds Crown Court for sentencing today after they were found guilty of conspiracy to murder in May 2018.