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By Andrew Barton, Adam Pinder-Smith and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. Our five top stories today

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Well, that's all from us for now.

    We'll be back from 22:00 tonight with full election coverage and results for Yorkshire.

    Get the kettle on and join us for through-the-night news and reaction.

    But before we go, let's look back at some of today's top stories from across Yorkshire:

    1. Ecstasy suspected in Sheffield woman's death
    2. Sheffield school coach crashes injuring three
    3. Gomersal cuddle killer jailed for 13 years
    4. Yorkshire schools review trip plans in wake of terror
    5. What you can - and can't - do in a polling booth

    See you in a bit. Bring biscuits...

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    Severe disruption: A58(M) West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A58(M) West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, after A58 Clay Pit Lane.

    A58(M) West Yorkshire - A58(M) Inner Ring Road lane blocked on entry slip road and slow traffic westbound after A58 Clay Pit Lane, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  3. In pictures: Yorkshire's patient polling station pooches

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Voting in the general election is well under way and the polls are open until 22:00 tonight for you to put your "X" in a box.

    There seems to be as much excitement outside the polling stations, though, with people taking to social media to share photos of dogs waiting for their owner to vote!

    Here are a few that have come in from across Yorkshire today, starting with Lennie, the dachshund from Sheffield:

    Lennie the dog at a polling station in Sheffield

    Next up is Tees who accompanied her owner Michelle to vote in York this morning:

    Tees the dog outside a polling station in York

    And finally to Haworth, where Rupert's been with his owner for a trip to the ballot box:

    Rupert the dog from Haworth
  4. E-fit appeal over Rotherham park sex assault

    South Yorkshire Police have shared an e-fit image of a man they want to identify in relation to a reported sexual assault in a Rotherham park.


    A 17-year-old girl was approached at about 09:30 on Saturday morning in Greenlands Park on Quarry Lane in North Anston.

    The man is described as in his late 20s to early 30s and about 5ft 6ins to 5ft 7ins tall.

    Anyone with information about the incident is being asked to contact police.

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    Severe accident: A19 North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A19 North Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between A61 and A684 affecting A170 Sutton Road.

    A19 North Yorkshire - Lane closed on A19 northbound between the A61 junction in North Kilvington and the A684 junction in Ellerbeck, because of an accident. Congestion to the A170 Sutton Road junction.

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

  6. 'Funny Girl' Natasha steals show at Alhambra after Sheridan Smith forced to pull out

    Bradford Telegraph and Argus

    With a packed audience looking forward to seeing Sheridan Smith in hit show Funny Girl at the Alhambra last night, the news that she would not be appearing because of illness sent ripples of disappointment around the auditorium.

    Funny Girl
  7. Sowerby Bridge woman at home during burglary

    The house of a woman in her 70s in Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, was burgled while the victim was in another part of her home.

    Maude Crescent

    Police have just released details of the burglary which happened on Maude Crescent between 19:00 and 22:15 on Monday 29 May.

    The suspects came in through a bedroom window while the homeowner was in another room.

    The thieves took a deeds box and items of jewellery.

    Anyone with information about the burglary is being asked to contact police.

  8. Listen: Katie Rough family 'overwhelmed' at response to fundraising event

    The family of seven-year-old Katie Rough, who died after being found with severe injuries in the Woodthorpe area of York in January, have thanked local people for their support of a fundraising event being held in Katie's honour on Friday at York Acorn Rugby Club.

    They say they've been inundated with offers of help, and Katie's grandmother is surprised with the response they've received:

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    Video caption: Family of Katie Rough on their fun day.
  9. Tailgating driver stopped by police on M62

    This driver has been "dealt with" by police after the vehicle was seen tailgating just 6ft behind another car.


    New rules came in almost four years ago which mean officers can issue £100 fines and three points rather than taking drivers to court.

    It happened eastbound on the M62 earlier today. The driver was going at 70mph just feet away from the car in front.

  10. Brownlee to compete in fourth Olympics?

    Ahead of this weekend's Leeds Triathlon event, Leeds' double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee says he could be tempted to compete in his fourth Games.

    Alistair Brownlee

    The triathlete says the prospect of winning two more gold medals at Tokyo 2020 could convince him to commit to his fourth consecutive Olympics.

    The 29-year-old has shifted his focus towards longer "ironman" events since retaining his Olympic title in Rio, and has remained non-committal over going to Tokyo.

    Meanwhile, Brownlee says that, although a shorter distance, the thought of racing in Leeds this coming weekend was too good an opportunity to miss:

    Quote Message: I'm concentrating on the longer distances at the moment, but it was just impossible to resist competing again in my home city." from Alistair Brownlee
    Alistair Brownlee
  11. Yorkshire terror suspects to be held for further week

    Counter-terrorism officers have been granted a further seven days to question two suspects arrested in Yorkshire.

    Scene in Huddersfield

    The men, aged 24 and 29, were detained in Huddersfield and Sheffield on 1 June.

    The North East Counter-Terrorism Unit said "an additional warrant of further detention has been granted".

    Police said the arrests were not linked to last month's Manchester Arena attack.

    Officers raided properties in Kelham Island, Sheffield, and Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, and both arrests are understood to be Islamist-related.

    The men are being held on suspicion of offences under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act.

  12. Chapel Allerton Hospital evacuated

    Chapel Allerton Hospital in Leeds has been evacuated after reports of a suspicious package, according to the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

    Chapel Allerton
  13. What you can - and can't - do in a polling booth

    The general election is finally here and millions of Yorkshire folk are heading to polling stations to cast their votes.

    Polling booth

    But what are you actually allowed to do in a polling booth?

    You can:

    • Take a selfie (but the Electoral Commission very strongly discourages it)
    • Take a child in with you
    • Bring your pet along
    • Cover your face
    • Vote drunk - as long as you are not disruptive
    • Play music (as long as it doesn't disturb anyone)
    • Use your own pen

    You can't:

    • Tweet about your vote (but you can once outside)
    • Wear political clothing
    • Wear a massive rosette
    • Talk about the candidates
    • Get a child to put your cross in for you
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    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J23 for A640 and J22 for A672.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M62 westbound between J23, A640 (Huddersfield) and J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor), because of an accident involving two cars.

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

  15. Six-year-old York boy's future vision wins writing award

    A six-year-old boy from York has been named a regional winner in the National Young Writers' Awards.


    Alexander Dowle came up with a story called Futuristic Football, which is set in the year 3017.

    If successful in the overall competition, Alexander will win £500 worth of books for his school, Lakeside Primary in Clifton Moor, and a trip to Disneyland Paris.

    The competition theme was The Future and children were asked to write a story set in 3017.

    Unsurprisingly, robots were overwhelmingly the most popular characters and appeared in almost a third of the entries, while teleports, rockets and jets were the common modes of transport in the future setting:

    Quote Message: If I didn’t know this was a competition for young writers, I’d believe I was reading the scribblings of Isaac Asimov or Philip K Dick." from Steve Backshall Competition judge
    Steve BackshallCompetition judge
  16. Police search for on-the-run sex offender

    Police are appealing for help in locating a Dewsbury man who was found guilty of sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl and who's been on the run since last year.

    Asif Butt

    Asif Ghafoor Butt was sentenced in his absence to 11 years in jail for sex offences and was due to appear at Leeds Crown Court in October last year.

    But he broke his magistrates court bail conditions by failing to attend, and police have not been able to track him down since.

    The 35-year-old committed the offences in 2015 in the Wakefield district.

    Quote Message: Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate him and ensure he returns to face justice." from Det Insp Steve Greenbank West Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp Steve GreenbankWest Yorkshire Police
  17. Yorkshire footballers celebrate as England U20s reach World Cup final

    BBC Sport

    Congratulations to Sheffield's Dominic Calvert-Lewin and York's Lewis Cook who, with their England team mates, have beaten Italy and reached the U20 World Cup final for the first time.

    The score was 2-1 and England will now play Venezuela in the final on Sunday:

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