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Andrew Barton, Gemma Ashcroft and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. That's all from Tuesday...

    Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Tuesday 22 August 2017.

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

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    Severe accident: A629 South Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A629 South Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between A628 Barnsley Road and B6462 Thurgoland Bank.

    A629 South Yorkshire - A629 High Lee Lane in Four Lane End closed and slow traffic in both directions between Hoylandswaine Roundabout and the B6462 Thurgoland Bank junction, because of a serious accident.

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

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    Video caption: 'She was raped by six men'. Rotherham abuse three years on

    Julie Roberts' foster daughter Gemma took her own life, after she continued to be preyed upon.

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane blocked on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Video caption: The "oldest carnival in Europe" is gearing up to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

    Up to 150,000 people are expected to turn out on the streets of Chapeltown for Leeds Carnival over the August bank holiday weekend - many of them under 20 years of age.

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    Severe accident: A641 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A641 West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between Bowling Old Lane and Marsh Street.

    A641 West Yorkshire - A641 Manchester Road in Bradford closed and slow traffic northbound between the Bowling Old Lane junction and the Marsh Street junction, because of an accident involving pedestrian. Also affecting Broadway Avenue at A641 Manchester Road.

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

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    Video caption: Man walks away from UK land speed record attempt crash

    David Tremayne reached 296mph before losing control when the parachute was released.

  8. 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. Former Yorkshire cricketer Geoffrey Boycott sorry for 'unacceptable' comment
    2. Spit guards to be carried by West Yorkshire Police from today
    3. George Osborne urges 'HS3' rail for northern England
    4. 'Unknown' Battle of Arnhem soldier identified after 73 years
    5. Reward offered for return of young boy's lost toy at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

    See you tomorrow.

  9. Listen: Union wary over 'forced redundancies'

    A planned five-day bin collection strike planned for tomorrow has been called off while the trade union Unite continues negotiations.

    Members of the Unite union employed by the private contractor Suez in Doncaster were planning on staging two walkouts on Wednesday and 2 September in a row over pay and jobs.

    The union said the pay dispute had been resolved after a new offer was put to the workers and accepted unanimously.

    Unite is still unhappy about proposed redundancies and haven't ruled out balloting their members for strike action in the future. Shane Sweeting is their regional officer:

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    Video caption: bind

    In a statement, Suez say a long-term pay deal has been reached and it'll be business as usual for collections tomorrow.

    Quote Message: In addition to securing a pay award for 2017, the long-term deal struck yesterday also sets in place a sustainable pay mechanism for up to 10 years linked to the cost of living" from Nick Browning General Manager for Municipal Operations at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
    Nick BrowningGeneral Manager for Municipal Operations at SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

  11. Ringing the changes: New bell ringers to join York Minster

    York Minster has recruited a new band of volunteer bell ringers.

    York Minster

    The previous ringing team was sacked last October, over what the Minster had described as safeguarding issues.

    Several members of the former team are included in the new team which will get together for the first time next month.

  12. North will 'speak for itself' over HS3

    Former Chancellor George Osborne has urged Theresa May to commit to building high-speed rail lines across the north of England, from Liverpool to Hull.

    But Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has said northern England would "speak for itself" tomorrow at a transport summit for political and business leaders, in Leeds.

    George Osborne

    Mr Osborne said "HS3", which he had approved in government, would help the prime minister to "relaunch her premiership".

    A "full-blown attempt to rebalance the economy of Britain" was needed, he added.

    Mr Osborne launched the Northern Powerhouse project during his time at the Treasury, promising new funding and powers for cities, including Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds.

    But, in Tuesday's Financial Times, he wrote there had since been a "systematic attempt" by Mrs May's advisers to "eradicate all mention of the initiative".

  13. Enforcement action planned for Bradford care home

    Legal action's being taken against a care home in Bradford which has been rated inadequate for the second time.


    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) says staff at Heaton Grange Residential Home did not always give people their medicines as prescribed and didn't always update risk assessments consistently.

    The care home inspectors arrived unannounced at the home in June, they now say they will be taking enforcement action against the provider.

    However the CQC did say that people felt comfortable at the home: "People told us they liked living at the home and staff were kind and caring"

  14. Watch: If you want to get ahead, get a hat

    Joanita Musisi

    Reporter, BBC Radio York

    The prosecco is being chilled and the horses groomed ahead of York's biggest race meeting of the year.

    The Ebor Festival starts tomorrow. It's York's oldest, richest, fastest and most famous race meeting.

    For some it's a good excuse to get dressed up and for the best dressed this year, there's a prize - a trip to Dubai!

    So I've been to search out a hat to give me a chance of being a winner in the fashion stakes:

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    Video caption: Headgear for Ebor
  15. Reward offered for return of young boy's lost toy at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

    A family from Doncaster has made an urgent appeal to try and find a much-loved toy which was lost at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

    Five-year-old Merlin Toomer has had the teddy, also called Merlin, since he was born.

    Merlin is under assessment for autism and suffers from high anxiety.


    The family say the toy was lost near the bush pig and lemur enclosure on Saturday.

  16. Doncaster man named as Hemswell Cliff fatal crash victim

    BBC Radio Lincolnshire

    Police have released the name of a man who was killed on the A631 Gainsborough Road at Hemswell Cliff earlier this month.

    48-year-old Andrew Charity from Doncaster died after his motorbike crashed at around 08:20 on Monday 7 August.

    Police say they would still like to speak to anyone who saw what happened.