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Andrew Barton, Adam Pinder-Smith and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. That's all from Thursday...

    Those are all the updates from across Yorkshire on Thursday 20 April 2017.

    Want to find out what's happening where you live on Friday 21 April? Just click here.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News 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. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Our five top stories today

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    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. 

    Updates on breaking news will continue throughout the night, but before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today: 

    1. Yorkshire drug users warned over heroin cut with powerful anaesthetic
    2. Mum's tribute to 'beautiful son' killed in motorbike crash
    3. Ed Balls will not stand in Morley
    4. In pictures: High heels and floral gowns at Harrogate
    5. Warning as snakes bite dogs in Wakefield

    See you tomorrow.

  4. Golf meets snooker. Don't be putt off!

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Remember this?

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    It's the handy work of Shane O'Hara and it took the internet by storm earlier this year.

    He's been talking to Rob Rouse at the World Snooker Championship on BBC Radio Sheffield about how long it took to achieve:

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    Video caption: Rob Rouse with Shane O'Hara at the Crucible.
  5. Fine for tenant who left belongings on the street

    The tenant of this house in Leeds has been slapped with a fine for leaving this mess on the street. 

    fly tipper

    The person who was living in the house was moving out, but rather than shell out for a removal van, they just put all of their stuff in the street.

    Now they've been issued with a £300 fine for leaving this mess in Harehills.  

  6. Have you paid and displayed?

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    You know that feeling when you're trying to find a space in a busy car park?

    You think you see one, but then it turns out it's got a very small car or motorbike in it?

    Well, in York it's like that...but with geese.

    AND it didn't buy a ticket. What a "fowl" attitude...

    Goose in car park
  7. Ennis-Hill's tribute to Germaine Mason

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Sheffield's Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill has paid her tribute to fellow athlete Germaine Mason who's died.

    The former high jumper, aged 34, was killed in a motorcycle crash in Jamaica.

    View more on twitter

    Mason won a silver medal in his sport at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

  8. Dog rescued from drain pipe in Barnsley

    Oli Constable

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Good news from Barnsley as South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have safely rescued Jet the dog who was trapped in a drain pipe in the town.

    Dog 1

    They were aided by the RPSCA, Yorkshire Water and a construction company and used a remote camera to find Jet.

    Dog 2

    And after a bit of digging and coaxing Jet will live to chew on a bone for another day!

  9. Listen: 'It's about talking to the public about what they want'

    Howard Pressman

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    The chief constable of South Yorkshire Police will be in Hexthorpe in Doncaster later outlining his plans for changes to community policing.

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    He first announced the idea during a debate last October jointly hosted by BBC Radio Sheffield and The Star newspaper.

    So what does it all mean?

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    Video caption: Chief constable of South Yorkshire Police, Stephen Watson.
  10. Brilliant birds need nimble knitters

    Nimble knitters are being invited to knock their needles together in York to populate trees with woollen birds.

    It's hoped their efforts will result in a spectacular display in Rowntree Park and raise money for St Leonard’s Hospice. 

    Woolen birds

    A giant ‘Brilliant Birds’ Yarnstorm installation is planned for the park in the summer, for the Rowntree Park Birthday Party. 

    If you want to be involved and need a little guidance you can attend craft workshops for people of all abilities next month. 

    Here's the where and when:

  11. Man assaulted and robbed of tools in Sheffield

    A workman has been assaulted and robbed in Sheffield.

    Hudson Road

    It happened on Tuesday morning in the Woodhouse Mill area of Sheffield.

    A group of men were trying to break into the 27-year-old man's van, which was parked on Hudson Road.

    The men then assaulted him and took his keys before leaving with his tools in a getaway car. 

  12. Missing teen in Halifax found

    Earlier we told you about missing teenager Ester Taruvinga from Halifax, who'd not been seen in a week. 

    Some good news this afternoon, she's been found safe and well.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A659 West Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A659 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between A61 Harrogate Road and Moor Lane.

    A659 West Yorkshire - A659 The Avenue in Harewood closed and very slow traffic in both directions between Harewood Bridge and the Moor Lane junction, because of a serious accident.

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

  14. Just a few decorations to put up before the Tour

    There's still more than a week to go until the Tour de Yorkshire, but some people are getting into the spirit nice and early. 


    This is a house in Tadcaster, which Selby District Council has tweeted about.

    They're asking people to get involved in their Best Dressed competition.

    If you fancy getting the bunting out and having a go, you can click here to enter.

  15. Ed Balls will not stand in Morley

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    The former Morley and Outwood MP Ed Balls has confirmed that he will not be standing for his old seat in the general election.

    Ed Balls

    The politician-turned-reality TV star was ousted from his seat by the Conservative Andrea Jenkyns by a small majority in the 2015 election.

    It's interesting that he has ruled out Morley and Outwood, could he be standing elsewhere?

    We'll let you know.

  16. Wakefield crash leaves elderly man with injuries

    A quick update on the earlier crash in Wakefield.

    An elderly man has been rescued after a crash in Midgley and the road is still closed.


    It happened at about 14:00 on Bar Lane and the elderly man has been taken to hospital with minor injuries.

    Two cars and a van were involved in the crash at the junction of the A637 Bar Lane and Stocksmoor road.

  17. Watch: 'We've just been going over the tables with spirit levels'

    Rob Staton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The tables at the World Snooker Championship always look impressive, but how much work is there in maintaining the high standards?

    Pete Gidson from World Snooker Services explains:

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    Video caption: Pete Godwin from World Snooker Services.