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Summary

  1. Further arrest over Assel Al-Essaie death in Sheffield
  2. Total of 59 jobs to go at Aviva in Leeds
  3. Yorkshire County Cricket Club president John Hampshire president dies at 76
  4. Investigation under way into Royston scrapyard fire
  5. Council apology for dumping rubble on family graves in Brighouse
  6. Woman and dog rescued from sea near Scarborough
  7. Sheffield construction firm fined more than £4k for fly tipping
  8. Police say missing Bradford woman could be in Lancashire
  9. Elephant in the room at Meadowhall shopping centre
  10. Updates on Wednesday 1 March 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Kat Harbourne and Shahid Hussain

All times stated are UK

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  1. Today's top stories

    Shahid Hussain

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Here are some of today's top stories:

    1. Some dramatic pictures as firefighters in South Yorkshire spent the night tackling a blaze at a scrapyard.
    2. Here's a message for Huddersfield Town fans from Sir Patrick Stewart ahead of tonight's FA Cup clash with Manchester City!
    3. Michael Vaughan paid tribute to one of cricket's greats , John Hampshire who died today.
    4. Is this award winning kebab shop the poshest in Yorkshire?
    5. Did you see this elephant on the loose in Sheffield?
  2. Listen: North Yorkshire Police crack down on mobile use while driving

    Officers from North Yorkshire Police have been on patrol on Fulford Road in York, looking for drivers using their mobiles when driving.

    Today the law changed, the number of points you can get has doubled from three to six and the fine has increased from £100 to £200.

    Have a listen to Traffic PC Mark Patterson and his team:

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    Video caption: Mobile driving
  3. Pakistani cleric calls Bradford murderer Tanveer Ahmed 'courageous and 'brave'

    A man from Bradford who murdered a Glasgow shopkeeper in a religiously-motivated attack is being hailed a hero in parts of Pakistan. 

    Tanveer Ahmed stabbed Asad Shah claiming he'd "disrespected" Islam. Now Ahmed who's serving a life sentence has gathered a growing fan base for the act, with some people in Pakistan believing those who commit blasphemy deserve to die.

    Here's Secunder Kermani reporting from Islamabad:

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    Video caption: Here's Secunder Kermani reporting from Islamabad:

    You can see more this story on Look North on BBC One at 18:30 

  4. Would a text message encourage your kids to brush their teeth?

    That's what researchers at The University of Sheffield are trying to find out.

    A new £1.9m project will investigate ways of improving the oral health of young people living in deprived areas.

    Dentist chair

    Researchers will work with 48 schools and nearly 6000 young people in England, Scotland and Wales on the four-year Brushing Reminder 4 Good Oral Health (BRIGHT) initiative.

    In each school, one class will receive a lesson about dental health and a series of text messages, while another will not. 

    The team will collect information on tooth decay, frequency of brushing, and the impact decay has on the children’s lives to determine whether those in the programme develop better oral health habits than those who don’t participate.

  5. Sadist jailed for life for torturing children in Leeds

    Yorkshire Evening Post

    A sadist who "took pleasure" in torturing young children and subjecting them to horrendous physical, sexual and mental abuse has been given a life sentence .

    Dean Cardis
  6. Man in his 60s dies after being hit by lorry in Bradford

    Bradford Telegraph and Argus

    A man in his 60's has died after being hit by a lorry near Wyke today

    Police were called to the incident in Whitehall Road at about 11:00.

    The male, believed to be in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

    Whitehall Road, Wyke
  7. Weather: Cloudy with rain

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Turning cloudy tonight with rain at times, possibly turning to snow over higher ground, and at some lower levels for a short time, mostly clearing later. Minimum temperature 0C (32F) with icy patches possible. 

    Wintry showers at first tomorrow mainly in western areas dying out, then dry and bright with variable cloud and some sunny spells. Maximum temperature 8C (46F). 

    Fresh or strong westerly wind. 

    Weather Graph
  8. Bradford restaurant group joins water project in Pakistan

    Bradford Telegraph and Argus

    Three water filter plants, one of which was sponsored by a Bradford company, have opened in Pakistan . The plants are located in the Badshai Mosque, one in a church and one in the journalist colony for Christians and Muslims. 

    Canon Yaqub Masih at the water plant in Lahore
  9. Sheffield evangelical church wins legal battle

    A church that has made its home in a former Spar supermarket in Sheffield will be staying put after winning the right to buy the freehold. 

    The Meadowhead Christian Fellowship has its origins in the 1980s and has "a vision to see local people won for Christ". When US evangelist, Billy Graham, visited Yorkshire in 1985, the church organised buses to take local people to his meetings. 

    Meadowhead Christian Fellowship

    The church has been based in the former supermarket in the 1960s-build Jordanthorpe Centre, Dyche Lane, since 2004. It has a 99-year lease over the ex-shop and mounted a unique legal bid to buy the freehold from the pension fund that owns it. 

    Now the church has been handed victory by a specialist tribunal and will have to pay just £6,838 for the freehold.  

  10. Spec'tack'ular cleaning job for Police

    Being a bobby on the beat on horseback comes with a whole lot of challenges...

    But spare a thought for the person that has to clean this lot at West Yorkshire Police!

    Its a tough job...but stable work!

    View more on twitter
  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M18 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M18 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at J3 for A6182.

    M18 South Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on M18 southbound at J3, A6182 (St Catherines), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  12. Headliners for Selby Arts Festival announced

    The first Selby Arts Festival takes place in July this year - and organisers have just announced the headline acts.

    The opening event of the Festival will see BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner and Mercury Prize nominated Seth Lakeman play a special concert with his band at Selby Abbey.

    Seth Lakeman

    The festival's second night at Selby Abbey will feature one of the UK's leading stand up comics, Ed Byrne.

    Ed Byrne

    Other highlights of the festival programme include the fourteen-piece ukulele collective The Grand Old Uke of York playing an exclusive performance at the festival, on the back of stand out performances at BBC Radio 2's Carfest and sold out shows as part of the Great Yorkshire Fringe:

    The Grand Old Uke of York band
  13. 'I did it, I bit his ear off' - Sheffield woman jailed for attacking partner with her teeth

    Sheffield Star

    A 34-year-old Sheffield woman who bit her partner's ear off and threatened police with a knife , following a birthday binge of booze and crack cocaine, has been jailed. 

    Sheffield Crown Court heard how on Cheryl Casson's 34th birthday on December 29 last year, police were called to her property in Spofforth Road, Darnall to reports of a disturbance.

    Sheffield Crown Court
  14. Missing Bradford woman could be in Lancashire

    A woman from Bradford who has been missing for nearly a week, could be in in Lancashire, say police.

    Emma Richards

    Emma Richards, 30, was reported missing on Thursday. She is believed to have links with the Blackpool area and may be with David Counsell, who is also from Bradford.

    She is described as about 5ft tall with shoulder length red or purple hair.

    Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.

  15. How long does it take to collect two tonnes of pebbles?

    Shahid Hussain

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Schoolchildren from Flamborough Primary school will be helping to bring the Yorkshire coast to the heart of London.

    They've been helping Welcome to Yorkshire collect nearly two tonnes of unique pebbles for their entry into the Chelsea Flower Show.

    The chalk pebbles are distinct as many have neat, cylindrical holes in them made by piddocks. The small mussel like sea creatures live on the lower shore and burrow into soft rocks, like chalk. 

    If you think its tough collecting them...spare a thought for the people putting them back after the show!

    All the pebbles will be returned to the same site in Flamborough once the show is over!

    kids collecting pebbles
  16. Watch: Elephant stampede at Meadowhall

    Oli Constable

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    If you've been at Meadowhall shopping centre in South Yorkshire today, you may have had to do a double take.

    A huge elephant was roaming around the shops.

    Oona the Elephant is a character from War Horse author Michael Morpurgo's Running Wild which is coming to the Sheffield Lyceum later this month:

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    Video caption: Elephant
  17. Sheep rescued from River Aire in North Yorkshire

    David Ward

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    This could have been a very baa-aa-d situation...

    Maybe next time they feel the need for a wash they'll use a baaa-th tub:

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  18. Watch: Have you seen this skip?

    Kat Harbourne

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    It's one of the more unusual thefts I've seen - a 12-yard skip has been stolen from a Sheffield recycling company.

    CCTV has captured the skip being loaded onto a white transit lorry with a blue lifting hook at Sheffield Cold Stores on Roman Ridge Road at about 13:40 on Sunday.

    DJB Recycling is offering a reward for any information leading to the recovery of the blue, open-top skip.

    This is their CCTV footage:

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    Video caption: Skip
    Quote Message: These skips are important for reducing the amount of recyclable materials that goes into landfill, and improving the carbon footprint of businesses across Sheffield." from Richard Webster Business Development Manager at DJB Recycling
    Richard Webster Business Development Manager at DJB Recycling