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Summary

  1. Vicar accused of raping Bradford boy found dead
  2. Yorkshire Wildlife Park announces '£50m expansion with 300 new jobs'
  3. North Yorkshire former head teacher struck off
  4. Homeless hotline launched in Sheffield
  5. 'Misleading' advert for organic milk banned
  6. Sheffield man arrested over firearms offences
  7. Thousands more register to vote in West Yorkshire
  8. North Yorkshire police remember fallen colleague
  9. Live updates on Wednesday 7 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our top five stories from today

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Well that's all from us for today, we'll be back tomorrow from 06:30 when the good news is we won't be able to talk about the election. At all. It's the rules.

    But we will have all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire - but don't get too engrossed and forget to vote.

    Let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

    1. Vicar accused of raping a Bradford boy is found dead
    2. Yorkshire Wildlife Park announces '£50m expansion with 300 new jobs'
    3. Homeless hotline launched in Sheffield
    4. Third time to the polls in three years in Batley and Spen and Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough
    5. Sinkhole opens up near Huddersfield

    See you tomorrow.

  2. Watch: Dating your voters - candidates spend five minutes trying to woo the electorate

    If you're undecided which way you're going to vote, what about speed dating your candidates?

    Four general election candidates have spent a few minutes hearing from voters in the Selby and Ainsty constituency.

    One undecided voter they each tried to sway was Sue:

    Video content

    Video caption: Choosing who to vote for by speed dating - a candi-'date'
  3. Man left with broken leg after Filey assault

    A Filey man has been left with a broken thigh bone and a facial injury after he was assaulted at a social club in the town.

    Filey

    It happened in the early hours of the 28 May at Filey Sports and Social Club. The 50-year-old was taken to Scarborough Hospital.

    A 25-year-old man, also from Filey, was arrested in connection with the incident. He has been released while the police inquiries continue.

    Officers are appealing for witnesses.

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M18 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J1 for A631.

    M18 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M18 southbound at J1, A631 (Bramley), because of a vehicle fire.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

  6. Travel update: Bridgewater place reopened

    BBC News Travel

    Another bit of rare good news on the travel front, Bridgewater Place has been reopened to traffic.

    Happy Days. Again.

    Bridgewater Place
  7. Travel update: All clear on M621

    BBC News Travel

    The police have just said that the accident on the M621 J3 sliproad has now been cleared.

    Happy days.

  8. Arrests made during Doncaster burglary crackdown

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Police in Doncaster have arrested three people as part of a new operation to tackle burglary.

    The campaign launched this week and aims to focus on hotspot areas identified through intelligence work and recent inquiries in the local community.

    Quote Message: We have developed a specialist operation focused on tackling the offenders who prey on the vulnerable and cause misery to our residents." from James Axe Det Insp
    James AxeDet Insp
  9. Travel update: Problems on the M62 eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A vehicle fire on the M62 has been causing problems this afternoon:

    M62

    This is eastbound just before the little house on the prairie, and there's still one lane shut as emergency services clean up a diesel spill.

    Not great news as we head into the evening rush hour.

  10. Traffic update: Problems on M62 into Leeds

    BBC News Travel

    We've got some very slow traffic heading into Leeds on the M621.

    It's closed off J3, the main route off the motorways and into the city centre, it's all down to this accident on the slip road.

    Expect a delay:

    Traffic
  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M621 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M621 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, at J3 for A653.

    M621 West Yorkshire - M621 exit slip road closed and very slow traffic westbound at J3, A653 (City Centre), because of an accident involving van.

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

  12. Sheffield gun scare sparks armed response

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Armed police were called to Sheffield City Centre this afternoon, following a report of a man carrying a gun.

    Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident - one of them was found with a BB gun.

    Quote Message: We will always take reports of this nature extremely seriously and deploy officers, both armed and unarmed as soon as possible, to ensure that the public are kept safe." from South Yorkshire Police
    South Yorkshire Police
  13. Yorkshire Wildlife Park expansion plans 'game changer'

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    The Chief Executive of Yorkshire Wildlife Park, John Minion, has called plans for a major expansion of the site a "game changer for Doncaster and the surrounding area."

    Yorkshire Wildlife Park expansion plan

    The attraction has secured 150 acres of land next to its current location, which they say will create over 300 new jobs and generate around £50m of investment.

    Public consultation events on the plans will take place in the park's conference suite next Friday and Saturday.

    Monkey at Yorkshire Wildlife Park
    Quote Message: This expansion will allow us to take our conservation work to another level" from John Minion Chief Executive, Yorkshire Wildlife Park
    John MinionChief Executive, Yorkshire Wildlife Park
  14. Mechanic driving from Balby to Benidorm in memory of mum

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    A Doncaster truck mechanic is attempting to drive to Spain in just four days, to raise cash for the Sheffield Hospitals charity.

    Trevor Hill, 51, from Balby has revamped his old banger to resemble a horse and cart, and will travel the 1400 mile trip to Benidorm dressed as Robin Hood.

    Trevor Hill and Stuart Johnson

    Terry - who is being joined by his stepfather Stuart Johnson - hopes to raise thousands of pounds as a thank you to staff at the Palliative Care Unit.

    They looked after his mum, Dian, before she died from cancer last March.

  15. 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 - Very slow traffic and two lanes closed on M62 eastbound between J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J23, A640 (Huddersfield), because of a car fire.

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

  16. Listen: 'We feel sympathy with others': Dad of murdered special constable

    Twenty-five-years to the day since his death a memorial service is taking place today for a North Yorkshire Police officer murdered by a member of the IRA.

    Glenn Goodman, a 37-year-old special constable was shot dead after stopping a car for a routine check on the A64 near Tadcaster.

    Paul Magee, a member of the IRA, was jailed for life in March 1993 for Mr Goodman's murder.

    Glenn's dad, Brian, says the recent terror attacks brought memories flooding back:

    Video content

    Video caption: 25 years after sons death

    The private service in Tadcaster will be attended by serving police officers and former colleagues.