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Summary

  1. HS2 route to destroy new homes in Yorkshire
  2. Armed robbery at Leeds petrol station
  3. Man remanded in custody on 'modern slavery' charge
  4. Abused West Yorkshire boys 'failed' by authorities
  5. Sheffield City Council withdraws tree protest injunction
  6. Multi-million pound transport plan for Halifax
  7. Link between sex assaults in York investigated
  8. York recycling banks could close
  9. Walkers warned over cow attacks
  10. 'Rude' bookshop owner is selling up
  11. Live updates on Tuesday 18 July 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from Tuesday

    Those are all the updates from Tuesday 18 July.

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  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, at J30 for A642.

    M62 West Yorkshire - The main road is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again, on M62 eastbound at J30, A642 (Rothwell), because of an accident involving lorry and a car. Diversion in operation - traffic is diverting up the exit slip road and back down the entry slip road.

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

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    Video caption: Huddersfield primary school takes part in lockdown training

    Reinwood Junior School is one of several in West Yorkshire which carries out lockdown drills.

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    Video caption: A Jet2 flight is forced to make an emergency landing in Barcelona after 'minor fault'

    Passengers on-board a Jet2 flight from Ibiza to Leeds have describe the moment oxygen masks were released on their flight.

  5. Our top five 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. Anger and disappointment over HS2 announcement
    2. Link between sex assaults in York city centre investigated
    3. Woman banned after walking seagull on lead
    4. Armed robbery at Leeds petrol station
    5. Walkers warned over cow attacks

    See you tomorrow.

  6. Listen: 'I'm eager to see South Yorkshire move on'

    Charlotte Rose

    BBC Radio Sheffield Political Reporter

    I've been speaking to Chris Read, Labour leader of Rotherham Council about three big issues for the borough.

    These are the Sheffield City Region, HS2 and a possible transfer of powers to the council from commissioners.

    Firstly, what's his view on the hold up of a devolution deal for South Yorkshire:

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    Video caption: Chris Read on devolution.

    On the HS2 Mr Read feels the M18 route is a mistake:

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    Video caption: Chris Read on HS2 latest.

    In the House of Commons later there is a chance that some powers could be returned to the council from commissioners following the child sexual exploitation scandal of 2015.

    They did take back the running of some services but he's confident of more returning:

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    Video caption: Chris Read on powers for Rotherham returning.
  7. Wanted Romanian man arrested in Batley

    A man who was wanted by police after being convicted of sex offences in Romania has been arrested in Batley.

    Florin Sztoica

    Florin Sztoica was the subject of a European Arrest Warrant and was arrested last night.

    The 18-year-old was due to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court in London today.

    He was sentenced to two years six months in prison in his home country.

    West Yorkshire Police put out an appeal to try and catch him last Friday.

  8. Missing Leeds woman could be in Sheffield

    Have you seen Cheryl Manor from Leeds?

    Cheryl Manor

    Twenty-one-year-old Cheryl has been missing since 12 July from her home in Burmantofts.

    Police say she has links to Sheffield and South Yorkshire and that they are concerned about her welfare.

  9. BreakingBallance set to miss next test

    BBC Sport

    Yorkshire batsman Gary Ballance is seeing a hand surgeon in Leeds tonight and looks set to miss at least the next England test match as a result.

    Gary Ballance

    The Vikings' captain returned to the test side at the start of the month but has struggled for runs in the series with South Africa.

  10. Hanging whales from the ceiling is 'run of the mill business'

    Kat Cowan

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    For generations Dippy the Dinosaur has been welcoming guests to The Natural History Museum in London.

    However, two years ago the venue decided to replace Dippy with a new skelton of a blue whale called Hope.

    The project was filmed by the BBC's Horizon programme - and you can see the trailer below:

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    Video caption: Following the installation of a huge blue whale skeleton at the Natural History Museum.

    The man responsible for ensuring Hope was hung safely is James Arrowsmith from Doncaster who told me how he became part of the project:

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    Video caption: Blue whale skelton at the Natural History Museum.
  11. Live: Leeds Pitch Battle contestants get ready for final

    This weekend the Leeds Contemporary Singers will be in the final of the Pitch Battle on BBC One.

    You can see the programme on BBC One on Saturday night 19:20, here's a sneak preview.

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  12. Fire authority rejects proposal to be governed by police commissioner

    The North Yorkshire Fire Authority has rejected a proposal to change the way police and fire services are governed.

    Fire cops

    The county's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Julia Mulligan, launched a consultation on the idea yesterday.

    The move comes after Parliament made it possible for PCCs to apply to oversee the fire and rescue service as well as the police.

    The fire authority says it believes it would be better if the PCC were to become a voting member on the authority, alongside existing councillors.

  13. Reports of huge plume of smoke in South Yorkshire

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    People in parts of South Yorkshire have reported seeing a huge smoke cloud on the horizon this afternoon:

    Worksop fire

    It's actually a fire which is at a Worksop plastics factory, this picture was taken from Catcliffe this afternoon.

    South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have confirmed that they have sent fire engines to help assist their colleagues in Nottinghamshire, who have asked the public to keep their windows and doors shut.

    For the latest on the fire, visit BBC East Midlands Live.

  14. BreakingTemporary traveller sites to be spread across Leeds

    In the last half hour, Leeds councillors have backed a plan to introduce nine temporary Gypsy and traveller pitches.

    Travellers

    The sites will be spread across the city and are designed to ease problems caused by unauthorised or roadside camps.

    Travellers were moved on from an unauthorised site in Meanwood earlier today. A site has also sprung up on land off Kirkstall Road.

    This afternoon's meeting heard local taxpayers paid a bill of more than £800,000 for dealing with unauthorised sites between 2012 and 2017.

  15. 'We've got to get it right': York Labour MP on HS2

    The government is insisting the HS2 rail line - which will eventually run from London to Yorkshire - will bring enormous economic benefits to the whole of the North of England.

    The route will cost more than £50bn to build.

    It will go from London to Leeds and then branch off to join the existing rail network near Church Fenton - between Tadcaster and Selby.

    Rachael Maskell is the Labour MP for York Central and shadow rail minister. She says with such a big investment involved the project has to be undertaken properly:

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    Video caption: Rachel Maskell