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Summary

  1. Quad bike deaths: Two guilty of encouraging dangerous driving
  2. Leisure development plans revealed for 'Battle of Orgreave' site
  3. Search resumes for man who disappeared in York 18-months ago
  4. Repairs to historic Whitby swing bridge
  5. Postcards helping little girl from Sheffield to recover from cancer
  6. Plaque unveiled at site of famous Leeds test pilot crash in 1917
  7. 'Wonky' avocados to be sold-off cheap
  8. Men v Women in York croquet match
  9. Live updates on Friday 12 May 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Claire Renwick and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, from J34 for A6109 Meadowhall Road to J35 for A629 Cowley Hill.

    M1 South Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound from J34, A6109 (Meadowhall) to J35, A629 (Thorpe Hesley), because of an accident involving a lorry and a car.

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

  2. Homeless people to show tourists around York

    Homeless people in York are to be offered training to become city tour guides.

    York

    The idea's based on an award-winning project operating in Edinburgh since 2016, which has so far trained 15 homeless people to become walking guides.

    The Invisible York project has been set up by local company Good Organisation, which aims to help disadvantaged residents share in the economic benefits of the city’s tourism industry.

    According to tourism organisation Make It York, almost seven million people visit the city each year with tourism believed to contribute in excess of £564m to the local economy.

    Quote Message: Our project is in the early stages, but already has support from homelessness groups, City of York Council, Joseph Rowntree Foundation and other organisations working within the tourism sector." from Natasha Almond Good Organisation
    Natasha AlmondGood Organisation
  3. Watch: 'I did want to be a woman, but I didn't know it'

    For Louise, life hasn't been straightforward...

    She was born in Sheffield as Robert and later went to fight at Dunkirk, before coming home and marrying childhood sweetheart Edith.

    She then transitioned during the 1990s when she was in her 70s and now, at the age of 99, she takes a look back at her incredible life:

    Video content

    Video caption: Born in Sheffield and going to fight at Dunkirk, Robert later transitioned in the 1990s.
  4. Six Yorkshire teams in FA Cup first round draw

    The draw for the first round of the FA Cup is due to take place later this evening, with six teams in Yorkshire in the running.

    The FA Cup

    The teams in the hat for the draw and their numbers are as follows:

    • 3 - Barnsley
    • 5 - Bradford City
    • 17 - Doncaster Rovers
    • 50 - Warrington Town or Halifax
    • 55 - York City
    • 56 - Harrogate Town or Wrexham

    The winners of this weekend's final qualifying round will receive £25,000 each, while a win in the first round proper is worth £36,000.

    Matches will be played between 9 and 12 November.

  5. £5,000 reward offered over Sheffield fatal stab suspect

    A £5,000 reward is being offered to find a man who police want to speak to after a Sheffield man was fatally stabbed earlier this year.

    Ahmed Farrah

    Kavan Brissett died in hospital four days after being stabbed in Upperthorpe in August.

    Ahmed Farah (pictured), who is also known as Reggie, could be key to police enquiries, the force says.

    Crimestoppers has offered the £5,000 reward for information which leads to his arrest.

  6. 'I thought it was a bomb': Shipley bus crash eyewitness

    A bus crash in a West Yorkshire town earlier today was like a bomb going off, according to one eyewitness.

    Crash scene

    Noone was injured in the incident which saw a bus crash into an optician's in the centre of Shipley at about midday.

    Retired lorry driver Colin Glover and his wife were standing nearby when the crash happened.

    Mr Glover said: "We heard two loud bangs and then saw a load of what looked like smoke or dust and people running away. I thought at first it was a bomb.

    "I ran straight to the bus and lifted the flap to turn the engine off. There were lots of people trying to help get people off the bus, but I don't know how many there were on board.

    "It was quite a panic. People were wondering what had happened. It was a big surprise and a shock. You do not expect to see a bus sticking halfway in to a shop window."

    The cause of the crash is as yet unknown and investigations are continuing.

  7. Traffic and travel: A64 closure after crash

    BBC News Travel

    There's been a crash on the A64 near the Castle Howard junction at Barton Hill.

    One lane's closed westbound and it's thought three vehicles are involved.

  8. York experts restore Admiral Nelson's marriage record

    Experts in York are to repair the document in which the marriage of Admiral Lord Nelson was recorded.

    Register

    The badly damaged piece of history is being restored at the University of York.

    The register has made the journey from the church of St John Figtree on the Caribbean island of Nevis, the parish where Nelson married Fanny Nisbet on 11 March 1787.

    The Borthwick Institute at the university was chosen to restore the register because of its wealth of experience in conserving church documents, including registers up to 800 years old.

    Register

    Chris Webb (pictured), Keeper of Archives at the Borthwick Institute, said: "We are honoured to have the opportunity to preserve this historic document which marks an important moment in Lord Nelson's life."

    Yesterday was Trafalgar Day, which commemorates Nelson's death as he led the British to victory over the French and Spanish fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805.

  9. Tammy and Niki: An anteater love story in the making?

    There are high hopes that romance may be in the air at a South Yorkshire wildlife park after the arrival of a new anteater.

    The anteater climbing on a log

    New Yorkshire Wildlife Park resident Tammy, who's three years old, loves to snack on up to 35,000 insects a day.

    But staff at the park, near Doncaster, hope there'll be only one love in her life as she settles in to her new home with current resident Niki.

    It's part of an international breeding programme, though it has to be said that Niki doesn't perhaps look overly happy about sharing his bed with his new roommate:

    The anteater posing in bed
  10. Two injured in Barnsley M1 crash

    Two people have been injured and taken to hospital after a crash on the M1 near Barnsley earlier.

    The air ambulance

    It happened just before 13:20 when a Nissan 350Z hit the central reservation and left the road, police say.

    The motorway northbound between Junction 36 and 37 was closed as the air ambulance landed, however it wasn't needed.

  11. 'No injuries' in Shipley bus crash

    There were no injuries when a bus crashed into an optician's in Shipley, the ambulance service has confirmed.

    Bus crash scene

    Kirkgate in Shipley was closed after the crash, which happened just after midday.

    It's not yet known what caused the crash and investigations are continuing.