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By Elly Fiorentini, Claire Renwick and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from Wednesday...

    Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Wednesday.

    Want to find out what's happening where you live on Thursday 22 June 2017? Just click here.

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J28 for A650 and J29 for M1.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 eastbound between J28, A650 (Tingley) and J29, M1 (Lofthouse), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J41 for A650.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound at J41, A650 (Carrgate).

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

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    Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A614 and J7 for M62.

    M18 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M18 northbound between J6, A614 (Thorne) and J7, M62 (Langham), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    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. Leeds Paralympian's joy as stolen medals handed to police
    2. Sheffield offers refuge to Grenfell Tower fire victims
    3. 'Dripping wet man' surrenders to police after TV appeal
    4. Households used 15% more water in the heat
    5. 999 call for the Queen to belt up

    See you tomorrow.

  6. Fourteen arrests in North Yorkshire drink-driving purge

    Drink-drivers were targeted at the weekend as police made 14 arrests as part of a purge in North Yorkshire.


    Officers say that out of the 14 drivers caught, five of them were double the drink-drive limit.

  7. Travel update: Stanningley Bypass has 'ripple'

    BBC News Travel

    It's so hot out there, even the Stanningly Bypass has nipped out for a Raspberry Ripple:

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  8. Watch: Latest on Yorkshire's thunderstorms

    Keeley Donovan

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    We're expecting some of the wet stuff and some of the loud stuff tonight, looks like we've got some thunderstorms on the way.

    Have a look at my video for the latest forecast:

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    Video caption: Will we have bad thunderstorms tonight? Keeley Donovan has the latest
  9. Road closed by police in Sheffield

    Police have sealed off part of Sheffield this afternoon, in the Spittal Hill area

    roads closed

    The police haven't confirmed any details at the moment.

  10. Police search for Richmond man after assault

    North Yorkshire Police are searching for this Richmond man.

    Sean Hugh Lennon, 25, is wanted over an assault in the town on 18 June 2017. A teenager was attacked.

    Officers are checking out properties in Richmond and the Catterick Garrison area as they believe Mr Lennon may be there.

    Sean Hugh Lennon
  11. Three men in court on Rotherham child sex abuse charges

    Three men have appeared in court as part of an investigation into the sexual abuse of children in Rotherham.

    Sheffield mags

    Asghar Bostan, 47, of East Bawtry Road, Rotherham, is accused of raping a female.

    Mohammed Yasin, 36, of Lilycroft Road, Bradford, and Qaiser Iqbal, 35, of Bingley Road, Bradford, are charged with two other offences.

    The crimes are alleged to have taken place in the town between 2003 and 2006.

    Mr Yasin and Mr Iqbal both face charges of taking a child away from a responsible person and intentionally arranging or facilitating the travel of a female for the purposes of sexual abuse.

  12. Tour de Yorkshire land art winner unveiled

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Some of the land art at the year's Tour de Yorkshire was just brilliant, and the team behind the race, Welcome to Yorkshire, ran a competition to find the best.

    This has just been announced as the winner:

    Branwell and the Bicycle

    Land art is just that, art that uses the landscape as the canvas.

    Judges decided that this year's best offering was an image of Branwell Brontë riding his bicycle which was designed by Andrew Wood and created with help from the children at Haworth Primary School.

    The artwork measured 80 X 65 metres was made using recycled materials including waste marquee carpet and 3,000 plant pots. You know, like most paintings.

    Quote Message: This is a fitting winner as the image of Branwell riding his bicycle is a perfect tribute to two trademarks of Yorkshire – the Brontës and cycling.” from Sir Gary Verity Welcome to Yorkshire
    Sir Gary VerityWelcome to Yorkshire
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    Severe disruption: A6135 South Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A6135 South Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between B6080 Burngreave Road and A61.

    A6135 South Yorkshire - A6135 Spital Hill in Sheffield closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the B6080 Burngreave Road junction and the A61 junction, because of a police incident.

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

  14. Watch: York Rescue come to the aid of inflatable doll

    York Rescue had a rather unusual find in the River Ouse today.

    The "casualty" is said to be doing fine, but no one has come forward to claim her yet...

    I wonder why...

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    Video caption: A blow up doll was rescued from the River Ouse
  15. Narrative verdict in Wakefield tree branch death inquest

    Claire Renwick

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    The jury at the inquest into the death of a Pontefract woman, who died when a fallen tree pierced her car in high winds, has reached a narrative verdict.

    Edward and Elaine Davison

    Elaine Davison - who was 55 - became impaled by a branch which smashed through the windscreen of her Vauxhall Zafira on the A642 Aberford Road in November 2010.

    Her husband, Edward Davison, told the inquest how his wife pleaded with him to save her life.

    Aberford Road, Wakefield

    Wakefield Coroner's Court heard he "frantically" broke off small branches to get to his wife before flagging down a passing ambulance.

    Attempts were made to resuscitate Mrs Davison as she was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J26 for M606 and J25 for A644.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M62 westbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of a broken down van.

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