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Summary

  1. New Bishop of Sheffield announced
  2. Tramlines £1.2m takeover bid launched
  3. Man jailed for murder of former partner in Goldthorpe
  4. Accident claims in Bradford schools increase by two thirds
  5. York art gallery needs £3.6m to buy painting
  6. Racecourse unveils £4m makeover plans
  7. 'Yarnbombers' cover North Yorkshire town with knitted Easter bonnets
  8. Updates on Friday 7 April 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Adam Pinder-Smith and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our five top stories today

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Well 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. New Bishop of Sheffield announced
    2. Long delays after M62 lanes closed
    3. Crowd-funding bid to buy Tramlines is launched
    4. York racecourse £4m makeover
    5. Just purr-fect for cat lovers - cat cafe to open in Leeds

    See you next week.

  2. Rhinos beat the M62 congestion

    If your sitting in the traffic wondering if you'll make the Rhinos match tonight, at least the team has got there:

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  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J22 for A672 and J23 for A640.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 eastbound between J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J23, A640 (Huddersfield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  4. Search for men after car crash and brawl in Castleford

    A group of men in two cars that collided allegedly ended up brawling in Castleford on Sunday.

    Crash

    Police say they would like to speak to anyone with any information after the cars crashed and a number of men are then thought to have got out of the cars and had a fight in the road.

    They then dispersed after a few minutes and ran off into the estate. 

    A 25-year-old Castleford man was arrested and later released.

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    Video caption: Fidget the weasel was abandoned in York last year at just four-weeks-old.
  6. Travel update: Friday rush hour - but problems on M62

    BBC News Travel

    If you're in South or North Yorkshire things aren't looking too bad for your commute home tonight, but in West Yorkshire following the earlier incident on the M62 things are a little slower.

    Huddersfield is particularly difficult, the red lines mean slow or stopped traffic:

    Huddersfield traffic

    Routes between Halifax and the M62 aren't looking that great either:

    Halifax traffic

    And in Leeds it's slow-going too

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  7. The Full Monty - 20 years on

    Paulette Edwards

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    Time to make you feel old. The Full Monty film is 20 years old this year!

    Well, two decades on, the love for the film, which was set in Sheffield, is as high as ever and there's also a touring stage show of the piece which is currently on at the city's Lyceum Theatre .

    Anthony Lewis is in the cast and dropped in for a chat:

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    Video caption: Actor, Anthony Lewis.
  8. Watch the Sharks on the BBC

    Andy Giddings

    Sports Editor, BBC Sheffield

    Fans of the Sheffield Sharks can watch their side play tonight live on the BBC Sport website.

    The Sharks play top of the table Leicester Riders.

    Coverage starts at 19:30 here and it's also being streamed on the BBC Sport app and selected Connected TVs.

    Riders v Sharks basket ball promotional flyer
  9. In pictures: The story of the Yorkshire sun

    BBC Weather Watchers

    The author Terry Pratchett said "the sun coming up every day is a story."

    This morning BBC Weather Watchers have been out capturing the different sunny stories around the county.

    Sunrises

    BBC Weather Watcher Mitch caught a sky of gold in Askern (top), Wharfesteve saw sparkling mist in Otley (left) and Isle explorersaw the dark sky lighten at Owston Ferry.  

    We always welcome your photographs, you can send them in by  simply clicking here

  10. Body found in search for North Yorkshire woman

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A body has been found in the search for missing woman Pamela Morris, 61, who was last seen on Tuesday in Skipton.

    Pamela Morris

    The body was found in the River Wharfe near Bolton Abbey this morning.

    Police say that they don't believe her death is suspicious.

  11. Dad will run half marathon to say 'thank you'

    Paulette Edwards

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    A dad is running the Yorkshire Half Marathon in Sheffield on Sunday to thank Sheffield Children's Hospital.

    Bob Horgan from Crosspool in Sheffield has never done anything like this before but decided to take part after the trust helped treat his baby son's meningitis.

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    Video caption: Bob Horgan, running the Yorkshire Half Marathon in Sheffield this weekend.

    If you can't be on the race route this weekend to cheer him on, then BBC Radio Sheffield will bring you a special programme of highlights with Steve White from midday on Sunday.

  12. It's not all bad being diverted off the M62...

    There have been long delays on the M62 this afternoon, many have been diverted away from the main motorway.

    But it's not all bad news:

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  13. Travel update: Huddersfield gridlock after M62 closure

    BBC News Travel

    Here's a snap shot of Huddersfield at the minute, basically the dark lines mean slow traffic so as you can see there's a lot of slow moving traffic at the minute.

    Huddersfield

    And if we zoom out a bit, you'll notice that a lot of roads around the M62 aren't looking too clever either:

    traffic map
  14. Travel update: Local areas facing slow down after M62 closure

    BBC News Travel

    This afternoon's closure of the M62 will inevitably concern you if you're trying to get home in certain areas during the rush hour.

    Here are some of the areas that are facing a slow down at the minute:

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    It's the same story in Halifax, but rest assured that there isn't a new motorway called the M63, they mean the M62

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  15. Travel news: M62 reopens after long closure

    As we head towards the Friday rush hour, Highways England now say that the M62 is reopen, but those queues are back almost as far as J22 so are going to take a long time to clear.

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  16. Campaign launched to save a West Yorkshire job centre

    A campaign's been launched to try to save Batley job centre.

    Job centre

    It's one of 72 facing closure across the country under plans drawn up by the Department of Work and Pensions. 

    The Batley and Spen MP, Tracy Brabin, says the closure would hit the poorest the hardest.

  17. Plan to get South Yorkshire station reopened remains on track

    Kevin Larkin

    Doncaster Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    A campaign to reopen Askern Railway Station is gathering steam after a meeting with Doncaster council, representatives from the Sheffield City Region and rail companies.

    Here's an artists impression of what the site will look like:

    Artist impression of Askern Railway Station
    Quote Message: We believe there is a strong business case to reopen the station and we’ll be working hard over the coming months to pull it together" from Graham Moss Friends of Askern Railway Station Chair
    Graham Moss Friends of Askern Railway Station Chair

    The original station was built in 1848 but closed in 1948, although parts of the platform have remained in place.

  18. Desperate Dan in Augusta

    BBC Sport

    Hope Sheffield golfer Dannny Willett packed his spade for Augusta.

    The defending Masters champion has been in the sand on the way to carding a quadruple bogey on the first hole today.

    Danny Willett in the bunker at Augusta

    He's managed to steady the ship somewhat from there though, to stay five over through the third hole.  

  19. Pupils help their head train for marathon

    Kat Cowan

    Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    A headteacher at a Sheffield primary school is doing something a little different to help her train for the London Marathon.

    Rebecca Rickersley, from Mansel Primary School, asked all her pupils to dress up in red and run a mile around the playground with her.

    I headed up there to speak to a couple of children taking part:

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    Video caption: Children running at Mansel Primary School in Sheffield.