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Summary

  1. Boy guilty of killing love rival in Leeds
  2. Rotherham MP Sarah Champion makes apology over newspaper comments
  3. Long prison sentence for Wakefield rapist
  4. 'Plan B' needed over Yorkshire fracking project
  5. Claims Drax emitting 'dangerous levels' of pollution
  6. Barnsley 'poor least likely to go to university'
  7. Decision day for York asphalt plant
  8. Calderdale homes plan 'a nonsense' says MP
  9. Yorkshire students get A Level results
  10. Updates on Thursday 17 August 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Ronan Sully and Kevin Larkin

All times stated are UK

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  1. Adam Cuthbertson celebrates

    Leeds Rhinos see off the iconic South Stand with an error-strewn win over Super League play-off rivals St Helens.

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  2. Follow our news coverage on Friday

    Our news coverage for Thursday, 17 August has finished. If you would like to follow our news, sport, travel and weather on Friday, please click here

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J35 for A629 Rotherham.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A63 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A63 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, around E Common Lane.

    A63 North Yorkshire - A63 in Selby blocked and heavy traffic in both directions around the E Common Lane junction, because of cattle on the road.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J35 for A629 Rotherham.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound at J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  6. Five things we learned on Thursday

    This sunny Thursday is slowly drawing to a close - do enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!

    As for the news of the day, we're almost at our finish point too, but there will be further updates on the evening's news, sport weather and travel throughout the evening.

    More on Friday's big stories around the region from 06:30 tomorrow.

    For now though, here are five things we learned today:

    1. A 17-year-old is charged with manslaughter over death of Leeds teenager: tributes paid by the family of Irfan Wahid
    2. Resignation of Rotherham MP prompts calls for child abuse debate
    3. North Yorkshire fly-past given the go-ahead: WW2 aircraft to attend Castle Howard proms
    4. Season ticket surprise for Leeds children's ward: footballer pays a special visit to LGI
    5. Back on the beat: restored police box returns home to Huddersfield village
  7. Leeds United player donates season tickets to children's ward

    Today was a special day for the young football fans who are currently spending time on the children's ward at Leeds General Infirmary.

    Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson stopped by for a visit, and donated two seasons tickets to the ward for the children to use.

    Pontus Jansson

    The 26-year-old Swedish international used his own money to pay for the two tickets, with the intention that each week a different family can come and watch the team play at Elland Road.

    Pontus Jansson

    Jansson explained to BBC Radio Leeds what led him to make the gesture:

    "When I was a kid, the biggest day during the week for me was the day I got to watch my team play. I hope, because of this these children can have the same feeling on Saturdays. It's a small thing for me to do, but I hope it makes a big difference."

  8. Watch: New app allows children with speech impediments to talk

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A new voice recognition app is allowing children with speech impediments to find their voice.

    VocaTempo is a collaboration between technology company Therapy Box, the University of Sheffield and Barnsley Hospital.

    It enables a computer to be trained to recognise a child's speech patterns and turn them into clear words.

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    Video caption: vocatempo