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  1. Inquest into death of York girl Katie Rough adjourned
  2. Wheelchair user told she could not get on bus in West Yorkshire
  3. Ground breaking ceremony for new IKEA in Sheffield
  4. Scarborough residents' fears over Futurist plans
  5. Rotherham Council admits it's overcharged estate residents in Swinton for heating
  6. York literature festival line-up announced
  7. Free travel for Bradford City fans after postponed match
  8. Updates on Monday 30 January 2017

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By David Ward, Kate Linderholm and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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Tammy Abraham

Tammy Abraham's second-half equaliser ends Bristol City's eight-game losing run with a draw against Sheffield Wednesday.

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Nottingham Forest celebrate a key goal against Rotherham

Britt Assombalonga's double earns Nottingham Forest a morale-lifting 2-0 win against Championship bottom side Rotherham.

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Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J26 for M606 and J27 for M621 affecting J25 for A644.

M62 West Yorkshire - Queuing traffic on M62 eastbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J25, A644 (Brighouse).

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For your latest updates

Those are all the updates from BBC Yorkshire Live on Monday 30 January 2017.

For the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Tuesday 31 January, click here to get the latest updates on Tuesday.

Lucas Joao

Blackburn Rovers sign Sheffield Wednesday striker Lucas Joao on loan for the rest of the season.

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Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire both ways

BBC Travel

M62 West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, at J32A for A1.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 at J32a A1(M), because of debris on the road.

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Ben Purrington

Rotherham sign Plymouth defender Ben Purrington for an undisclosed fee and Cardiff's Semi Ajayi on loan.

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Our five top stories from today

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Leeds

Well that's all from us for today, we'll be back tomorrow 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. Wheelchair user told she could not get on bus in West Yorkshire
  2. Inquest into death of York girl Katie Rough adjourned
  3. The mother of a transgender girl speaks about their experience as a family
  4. Police search for man who slapped boy across face in retail park
  5. Mystery millionaire in West Yorkshire

We'll see you tomorrow.

Lego helping children with autism develop skills

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

Children with autism are being helped to develop their social skills, via a new study at the University of York, using Lego. 

The bricks will be used among small groups of youngsters, with an aim to develop interaction traits, and to allow them to express themselves through play. 

The University says children enjoy the "sensory aspects" of Lego, as well as the engineering involved in building models.

Watch: Ground breaking ceremony for Sheffield IKEA store

A ground breaking ceremony has taken place in Sheffield today to mark the construction of a new branch of Ikea. 

The store which is expected to open later this year will create more than 400 full and part-time jobs. 

Councillors joined the ceremony, with the Gary Deakin, IKEA's store manager saying the company was investing in local infrastructure around the store:

Vistors and tenant banned from Sheffield house

A council tenant at a house near Firth Park in Sheffield is being thrown out after persistent problems with drugs and anti-social behaviour

Wensley Street on map

The order granted for three months means the house will be closed to both the tenant and anyone else for the whole of that time. The Council is now taking action for breach of tenancy conditions and wants to take the property back.

Acting Sergeant Katie Rowland-Wilson, from the police anti-social behaviour team, said they had to act after numerous warrants were ignored: 

Through working jointly with Sheffield City Council’s anti-social behaviour team we are committed to tackling anti-social behaviour across Sheffield and will utilise everything we can to ensure that it is not a blight on people’s lives. "

Protests in Yorkshire over Trump's travel ban

Three protests are taking place in Leeds, York and Sheffield this evening after US President Donald Trump's executive order clampdown on immigration from some countries. 

Trump protest

The demonstration is one of several happening  from 17:00 in cities including London, Manchester, Bristol, Brighton, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Swansea.

Meanwhile a petition, set up by a man in Leeds, to stop Mr Trump's UK state visit has gathered more than a million signatures.

Watch: Calls for more help for disabled bus passengers

Sarah Wakefield

BBC Radio Leeds News

More now on the story we brought you earlier about further calls for bus drivers to do more to help disabled passengers.

Two weeks ago, wheelchair user Doug Paulley won a five-year legal battle against First Bus.

They were told to take tougher action to make sure wheelchair users can use the space reserved for them on the bus.

Here's what another wheelchair user told us happened after she tried to get on an Arriva bus:

Man 'slapped child across face' in Knaresborough car park

A man is thought to have slapped a child across the face in a Knaresborough retail car park.

St James retail park

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for people to come forward so they can piece together exactly what happened.

The boy, thought to be a nine-year old, who was wearing school uniform, is said to have been upset and scared at the time.

It happened at about 17:15 last Thursday at St James Retail Park.

Football: Barnsley striker joins Shrewsbury Town on loan

BBC Sport

Shrewsbury Town have signed Barnsley striker Stefan Payne on loan until the end of the season.

Stefan Payne
Shrewsbury Town

The 25-year-old former Fulham trainee has had spells at eight different clubs and was prolific in the lower leagues, scoring 40 goals in 85 appearances for Dover Athletic.  

Live: Mother of South Yorkshire transgender girl

The mother of a transgender girl speaks about their experience as a family.  

Amber is nine, born a boy, but since last summer is living as as a girl.

This is her mother speaking live on Look North's Facebook page: 

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Travel update: Trump protest in Leeds

BBC Travel

It looks like the authorities in Leeds aren't expecting the protest against US President Donald Trump's immigration policy to affect traffic:

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Rekeil Pyke

Colchester United sign Rekeil Pyke on loan from Championship side Huddersfield Town on loan until the end of the season.

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Listen: Sheffield IKEA one step nearer

Nick Wilson

BBC Radio Sheffield

There's was a ground breaking ceremony today for a new IKEA store in Sheffield.  

Councillor Leigh Bramall, the deputy leader of Sheffield Council says they are are trying to make sure local people to have the best chance of getting work there:

The furniture and home goods outlet near Meadowhall is due to open this summer.  

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J35 for A629 Rotherham and J34 for A631.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J35, A629 (Rotherham) and J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Unclaimed £1m lottery ticket in West Yorkshire

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Leeds

I can't be alone in wondering what I'd do with a million quid, but for one unsuspecting person in West Yorkshire they might be able to do it for real, without even knowing it yet!  

Lottery tickets

The National Lottery say that they've got an unclaimed ticket, bought in Kirklees, that has a winning "Millionaire Maker" code on it.

Ok, grab your ticket (if you got it for 13 January) and check it for this code: HQMK 66117. You have until12 July to claim it.

If it matches and you only found out because of the BBC Yorkshire live page, can you lend/give me £50? 

Yorkshire protests on Trump travel ban

Protests are being held in several cities including Sheffield, Leeds and York this evening over US President Donald Trump banning travel into the US from seven majority muslim countries.

Trump signing executive orders

The American President has again insisted the restrictions have been implemented with "few problems" and are necessary to tackle terrorism. 

A petition set up by a man in Leeds, to stop Mr Trump's UK state visit has gathered more than 1,200,000 signatures. By 14:30 this afternoon 73,144 across Yorkshire had signed the petition.

York literature festival line-up announced

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

Michael Palin, Jonathan Dimbleby, Mark Gatiss and Sue Perkins are among those who'll be appearing in the final two weeks of March...

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New exhibition of drawings found in NUM basement in Barnsley

A set of drawings made during the miners’ strike of 1984-5 is going on show in Wakefield next month. 

Poster for exhibition
With Banners Held High

The ink drawings were discovered by accident in a basement at the NUM office in Barnsley. 

They are the work of the late Peter Price, an artist from Maltby, one of South Yorkshire's former mining communities.

They were among a huge collection of items removed from the NUM’s national headquarters in Sheffield, which was shut down after the Conservative government's pit closure programme in 1994.

The art will be on display at Unity Works in Wakefield from 6 February until the annual festival celebrating the art, culture and history of the strike With Banners Held High on 4 March.

Free travel for Bantams' fans after postponed match

Last week Bradford City fans completed a 350 mile round journey to Oxford United, only to be turned away minutes before the match because the pitch was too icy to play on. 

Kassam Stadium

But a statement on the club's website says that the sponsors of the Checkatrade Trophy have offered supporters free travel for the re-arranged match tomorrow.  

To qualify you have to have a ticket from the postponed match and the places are limited.

Our fans have been brilliant all season travelling long distances to support their team, so this is a much-appreciated offer.”

James MasonBradford City

Oops....that's a bit of a tight squeeze

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

What were they thinking?

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Getting on the ladder: Your stories

Danni Hewson

Business Correspondent, BBC Look North

Are you struggling to get on the housing ladder or finding it too expensive to move to a bigger place?  

House building

I'd be interested to hear from you for a story I'm working on for Look North. 

If you’ve got an interesting story you’d be prepared to share with our cameras get in touch.  

Man charged over Sheffield rape and child sex images

A 25-year-old man from Surrey has been charged with sexual offences following an investigation into a rape in Sheffield. 

Leo Del Pellegrino, of School Lane, Addlestone, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates Court on Saturday 28 January, charged with three counts of rape and seven counts of possession of indecent images of children. 

He was arrested by police in November and remains in police custody, until his next appearance at Sheffield Crown Court on 27 February.

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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Driver runs off after teen injured in crash in Batley

The driver of a car that crashed in Batley, is being sought by police after a 16-year-old boy was seriously injured. 

Grange Road

The car they were travelling in, a blue Volkswagen Bora, hit a tree on Saturday night. 

The driver and other passengers ran away from the stricken car, leaving the injured boy behind.

He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

New North Yorkshire anti-fracking group launches

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

A new group has been set up, saying it's trying to "protect York" from fracking.


The Haxby and Wigginton Against Fracking group says it wants to "fight the development" of the controversial technique in the area. 

Third Energy has recently been granted permission to drill in the North Yorkshire village of Kirby Misperton

Watch: Family of transgender child from South Yorkshire call for better support

Amber is nine, she was born a boy, but since last summer she's been living and identifying as a girl.

She lives near Sheffield and went for her first appointment at Leeds Gender Identity Clinic last autumn.

They say they've seen a huge rise in the number of children referred to their service since 2009.

Now she and her family, whose story is on the BBC's Inside Out tonight, are calling for better support for other young people who have gender dysphoria after they struggled to get help through the NHS:

Mountain rescue to help man who fell at Bronte Falls

This was the scene up at Bronte Falls near Keighley yesterday after a man fell.


The Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team were called and found that the man has possibly dislocated his ankle.

The man was treated at the scene and then taken to Airedale Hospital for further treatment.

North Yorkshire soldier completes marathon challenge

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

A huge "well-done" to a former North Yorkshire soldier this lunchtime who has completed an incredible feat of running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days.

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Ibi Ali from Selby (pictured on the left) finished his final run on Manly Beach in Sydney, Australia, in four hours. 

He's been raising money for a rehabilitation centre for military personnel.

Council officials clear tent city at Park Hill flats site

Joshua Cook

BBC Radio Humberside

Tents near Park Hill flats in Sheffield where homeless people had been living are being cleared by the city council. 

Council official take down tents and clear site

Around 10 tents were originally set up in the area in October but they were removed by organisers after local authorities stepped in to help homeless people. 

Tents reappeared just before Christmas but the council then told organisers to clear the site or face a £2,000 fine.

This afternoon council officials are again clearing the site.

Two released on bail after fatal Leeds shooting

West Yorkshire Police have just confirmed that a 49-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman, arrested in connection with a shooting in Leeds, have been released on bail.

Shooting scene

A 21-year-old man is still being questioned by officers after a teenager was shot dead outside a barber's shop in Harehills in Leeds.   

Raheem Wilks, 19, was shot on Thursday and died later in hospital. 

BreakingInquest into death of York girl Katie Rough adjourned

David Ward

BBC Local Live, York

The inquest into the death of Katie Rough has today been adjourned in York until the court case has been heard.

The seven-year-old was found seriously injured in the Woodthorpe area of the city earlier this month. 

A 15-year-old girl has been charged with murder and is due to appear at Leeds Crown Court on 16 February. 

Four men wanted over Sheffield attack

Four men who who punched a man in the face outside a Sheffield pub are being sought by police.

Yates' Sheffield

The 18-year-old victim was approached by the men outside Yate's bar in Barker's Pool on Saturday night.

All four of the men took part in the attack.