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  1. Man arrested after pickaxe embedded in car bonnet
  2. Scarborough restaurant owner jailed for boiling water assault on chef
  3. Funeral held of Otley woman killed in Manchester terror attack
  4. Finance insurer CPP in HQ move from York to Leeds
  5. Chesterfield and Bassetlaw pull out of South Yorkshire devolution
  6. BBC Look North and ITV Calendar join forces for Jo Cox tribute
  7. Updates on Wednesday 14 June 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Mick Lunney and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Follow our coverage on Thursday

    That's it for our coverage across the region on Wednesday. If you would like to follow our news, sport, travel and weather reports on Thursday, click here

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J39 for A636 Wakefield and J40 for A638 Ossett.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J39, A636 (Wakefield) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J37 for A635 Barnsley Road and J36 for A630 Warmsworth Road affecting J38 for A638.

    A1(M) South Yorkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on A1(M) southbound between J37, A635 (Marr) and J36 A630 Warmsworth Road. Congestion to J38, A638 (Red House).

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J36 for A630 Warmsworth Road and J37 for A635 Barnsley Road.

    A1(M) South Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on A1(M) northbound between J36 A630 Warmsworth Road and J37, A635 (Marr), because of an accident earlier on.

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

  5. Our five top stories today

    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. Man arrested after pickaxe embedded in car bonnet
    2. Scarborough restaurant boss threw boiling pan at chef
    3. Ambulance and car in Bradford city centre collision
    4. Second council pulls out of Sheffield City Region devolution plan
    5. Alice Cooper's original line-up to play Leeds

    See you tomorrow.

  6. Watch: Beatboxing bards hit the stage in Leeds

    Abi Jaiyeola

    Reporter, BBC Look North

    The story of a trailblazing group of young poets from Yorkshire has inspired a new play which is now to get its premiere.

    Leeds Young Authors travelled to America to compete in an International Poetry Slam contest - and their journey is the basis for Ode to Leeds which begins this evening.

    I've been to West Yorkshire Playhouse to find out more:

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    Video caption: Ode to Leeds young poets
  7. Feeling sheepish? Just the kind of job ewe want

    It seems that North Yorkshire Police's "new approach" to prevent sheep theft is to attach a police officer to each sheep.

    Not bad work if you can get it:

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  8. CPP in HQ move from York to Leeds

    Finance insurer CPP is to move its HQ from York to Leeds, a change which could see about 50 people lose their jobs.


    A spokesperson for the firm has told the BBC that 30 staff will go to Leeds - that's out of a total of 260 who work there.

    Another 50 jobs could go because the firm is changing the way it works and increasing the number of workers overseas.

    The company says the move has nothing to do with Brexit and comes after the company sold its head office at Holgate Business Park last month.

  9. Pop-up choir highlights pollution in Sheffield

    Kat Cowan

    Reporter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    A pop-up choir is helping to raise awareness of air pollution in Sheffield.

    Members of the group - all of whom have lung problems - have sung at Graves Health and Sports Centre today as part of Breathe Easy Week.

    Government figures from 2015 ranked Sheffield as the fifth most polluted city in the country.

    I've been to see the choir in action:

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    Video caption: Pop-up choir lung conditions Sheffield
  10. Have you seen Paula Pickles?

    Have you seen Paula Pickles? She's been missing from her Bradford home since last night.

    Paula Pickles

    Fifty-five-year-old Paula was last seen at her home in Idle at about midnight last night.

    Police say they're concerned for her welfare as this behaviour is out of character.

  11. Historic Todmorden Show moves to Lancashire

    The Todmorden Agricultural Show is set to move from Yorkshire to Cliviger, near Burnley, after 150 years.

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    The show's former site is unavailable for this year's event due to drainage problems.

    The annual event takes place on 17 June.

  12. More electric buses coming to York Park and Ride

    Louise Fewster

    BBC Local Live Yorkshire

    Half York's park and ride bus routes will soon be covered by electric vehicles, including new double-deckers, City of York Council has confirmed.

    Electric double deck bus

    As well as the new type of bus being tried out over the next month, passengers are also being promised that contactless payments for fares are due to be brought in.

    This comes after a seven-year deal was signed between City of York Council and the bus company First.

  13. Do you recognise these men? Appeal after serious assault in Leeds

    Do you know these men? Police want to speak to them after a serious assault outside a popular bar in Leeds.


    It happened in the early hours of Sunday 28 May outside Tiger Tiger in Albion Street.

    A 25-year-old victim ended up with injuries to their face which needed surgery.

  14. Batley bed factory fire 'started deliberately'

    A fire at a bed factory in Batley last night was started deliberately, according to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.


    Two lorry trailers were at the centre of the fire at Lazy bed on Soothill Lane, the fire service says.

    People around the area reported hearing loud bangs as the huge plume of smoke rose into the sky.

    At its height, about 20 firefighters tackled the blaze.