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Andrew Barton, Kevin Larkin and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. That's all from Wednesday...

    Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire Wednesday 9 August 2017.

    Want to find out what's happening where you live on Thursday 10 August? Just click here.

  2. 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. Doncaster bin workers to hold two five-day strikes
    2. Woman thrown 80ft down gully while spreading slurry
    3. Dementia families surveyed over care
    4. Forbidden folly: North Yorkshire 'castle' faces demolition
    5. Weasel on an easel - No sitting still for Fidget

    See you tomorrow

  3. Halifax fire: Latest pictures from the scene

    These are the latest pictures from the scene of a fire in Halifax earlier this morning.


    Fifteen fire engines were called to the Game store on Southgate in the town, the fire was out by 04:30.

    The blaze spread through the three top floors of the building, but investigators say it's still unsafe to enter.

    The road remains closed to traffic but is open to pedestrians.

  4. Missing man seen in Otley

    Have you seen James Andrew Smith?

    James Andrew Smith

    The 23-year-old from Horbury, West Yorkshire, was last on Thursday morning last week.

    Police say that their enquiries have been ongoing to try to find him and they have had reports of him in the Otley area.

    He was last seen wearing a black Nike running top over a grey hooded top and blue jeans.

    Quote Message: We have had a number of enquiries ongoing to trace James and both the police and his parents are very concerned for his welfare." from Insp Sohail Mohammed West Yorkshire Police
    Insp Sohail MohammedWest Yorkshire Police
  5. Huddersfield Town fans set to spend nearly £1,000 on Premier League train travel

    Yorkshire Post

    Huddersfield Town fans will be looking forward to their year in the sun as the club's Premier League debut approaches. Yet following the newly-promoted side in the top flight will cost them a hefty sum in travel expenses.

  6. Warning for parents who 'value convenience more than safety'

    Parents who park right outside the school gates causing a dangerous situation for children arriving for lessons are to be targeted by CCTV cameras.


    Leeds City Council say that mums and dads who "value their own convenience more than the safety of children and other pedestrians" could be recorded by a new video van.

    Offending parents could face a fine of £70 after it's recorded a short clip of them parking up at the gates on zig-zag lines.

    The council say that they are "regularly contacted by schools asking for additional support to tackle illegal parking".

    Quote Message: Despite our best efforts to resolve the issue of parking around the school gates there are still a number of people who value their own convenience more than the safety of children." from Cllr Richard Lewis Leeds City Council
    Cllr Richard LewisLeeds City Council
  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A58 West Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A58 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, at A6142 Pye Nest Road.

    A58 West Yorkshire - A58 Rochdale Road in Halifax closed and very slow traffic in both directions at the A6142 Pye Nest Road junction, because of a serious accident.

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

  8. Police recover miner's lamp in Wakefield

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    Are you missing your miners lamp? I know I'm forever leaving mine in silly places.


    This miners lamp is believed to have been stolen and now police Wakefield want the public to help reunite it with its rightful owner.

    If you think you might know who it belongs to, give the police a call on 101.

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J25 for A644.

    M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane blocked on entry slip road and heavy traffic eastbound at J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. Cycling sensation Kiera Byland competes in Special Olympics

    She's already a Special Olympics superstar, but 18-year-old Kiera Byland is on the hunt for more gold medals.

    Last night she co-hosted the opening ceremony in Sheffield for over 2,600 athletes from across the country.

    Today she's competing in the 10k time trial.

    It wasn't easy for Kiera growing up with learning difficulties, but when she discovered cycling, her life changed dramatically.

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    Video caption: Special Olympics Cyclist, Kiera Byland
  11. Would-be armed robbers sought after bungled attack

    Police in Bradford are hunting for three men after they tried to rob a shop with guns, only to be seen off by the shopkeeper and a customer.


    It happened on Sunday at Kubus Euro News on Clayton Road, Great Horton just after midnight, when the three masked men went into the shop, each of them carrying a gun.

    They threatened the shopkeeper but he tackled the men and was hit in the face, at this point one of the would-be robbers dropped his gun.

    A customer then stepped in and managed to take off one of the robber's masks - he's described as an Asian male, 18-22-years-old with a thin face and a beard.

    The three suspects then ran off empty-handed.

    Quote Message: This was a terrifying attempted robbery on a shopkeeper simply going about his business." from Det Ins Ryan Bragg West Yorkshire Police
    Det Ins Ryan BraggWest Yorkshire Police
  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A66 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A66 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, around New Lane.

    A66 North Yorkshire - A66 in West Layton blocked and queuing traffic in both directions around the New Lane junction, because of a burst water main and emergency repairs.

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

  13. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A58 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    A58 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, at Dib Lane.

    A58 West Yorkshire - A58 Easterly Road in Leeds closed and slow traffic inbound at the Dib Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  14. Dementia families surveyed over care

    Researchers from the University of Bradford are asking people how willing they would be to care for a family member if they were diagnosed with dementia.

    Video content

    Video caption: University researchers ask families what support is needed.

    It's part of a nationwide survey to understand what kind of support would best ease the burden for dementia carers.

    Roger, from Baildon, West Yorkshire, speaks to Look North about how he visits his wife's nursing home to help care for her each day.

  15. South Yorkshire leaders criticise government over rail electrification

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Business and political leaders from the Sheffield City Region have criticised the government for cancelling the electrification of the Midland Mainline.

    It was revealed this week the government's proposed bi-mode trains, which can run on diesel and electric lines, will actually be slower than the current diesel-only models.

    Midland Mainline

    In the letter, the Sheffield City Region criticises what it says is "Network Rail’s continued inability to deliver key projects on time and budget."

    They have asked Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to answer their concerns that the cancellation will "[undermine] business confidence in the Northern Powerhouse."