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Summary

  1. Rail strike action hits Yorkshire services in row over driver-only trains
  2. Fifth arrest over Shipley shooting
  3. Doncaster sex offender has sentence doubled
  4. Bradford man jailed for historic abuse of boy
  5. Huddersfield A&E closure plan could face High Court challenge
  6. Leeds-based Jane Tomlinson charity funds reach £10m in 10 years
  7. Fracking in North Yorkshire to begin 'before end of year'
  8. 'Pop-up' Shakespearean theatre gets go-ahead to be built in York car park
  9. Updates on Friday 1 September 2017

Live Reporting

By Abigail Davies, Gemma Ashcroft and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our five top stories today

    That's all from us for today, we'll be back on Monday from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire.

    But before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

    1. Northern rail strike - What you need to know
    2. Fifth arrest over Shipley shooting
    3. Doncaster sex offender has sentence doubled
    4. Plans for High Court challenge to oppose hospital changes
    5. Curtain-up for 'pop-up' Shakespearean theatre in York car park

    See you on Monday.

  2. Work starts on new West Yorkshire cycleway

    Want to get out on your bike more? Live on Castleford or Wakefield? Good news - Work's started on a new cycle way!

    cycle way

    Building work has begun on a new multi-million pound route between Castleford and Wakefield (much newer than the one pictured)

    It's part of a £60m project to build new routes for cyclists across West Yorkshire.

    It's hoped it'll encourage more people to travel to work by bike - and it'll also provide a connection to the Trans Pennine Trail.

  3. CCTV released after robbery of vulnerable man

    Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him after a bank card taken during the robbery of the house of a vulnerable man was used at a petrol station:

    CCTV

    Officers have already arrested and charged two men over the robbery in Gledhow on 14 August.

    Police say the bank card was used at the BP service station on Roundhay Road.

  4. Are these your tools?

    South Yorkshire Police are trying to match these tools with their owners.

    The garden tools were seized in the Castlebeck area of Sheffield on Thursday 24 August.

    Toos
  5. Watch: Sheffield Council house 'dangerous' to live in

    Jenny Eells

    A mum from Sheffield is raising major concerns over the safety of council houses in the city.

    Jemma Smith and her young disabled son were due to move into their new home on Deerlands Avenue in Parson Cross this week

    But as she was re-decorating her front room half her wall came off, she says the house is dangerous and uninhabitable:

    Video content

    Video caption: WALL

    Sheffield City Council says it is dealing with the problem swiftly:

    "We sent a plasterer to Ms Smith's property the day after she told us about the problem, which is being fixed and will be complete by early next week. We have also given her more time in her old home so she does not need to move into the new one until this is sorted"

  6. Nursing home residents relax on man-made beach

    A man-made beach has been installed for nursing home residents in Acomb.

    Man-made beach in Acomb

    It might be missing the sound of boats in the harbour and the tide lapping against the shore, but the deck chairs are out and residents in Acomb are sunning it up.

    BBC Radio York's Jericho Keys with nursing home resident

    South Park Nursing Home installed the beach because a lot of their residents can't get to the coast to enjoy the beach.

    Man-made beach in Acomb

    The only downside? Shaking sand out of your shoe.

  7. Former Bradford community councillor jailed for child sex offences

    A former community council leader, known for his work in Bradford's Trident regeneration scheme, has received a 17 year jail sentence for child sex offences dating back to four decades ago.

    Zamurrad Khan

    Zamurrad Khan, 57 of St Luke's close, Little Horton, groomed and persistently sexually abused a 10-year-old boy during the 1970s and 80s.

    In a statement to Bradford Crown Court, Khan's victim, who's now in his forties, said the abuse "caused him physical problems" and in later years, led him to "severe drinking problems."

  8. Police hosting community meeting to discuss fracking in North Yorkshire

    North Yorkshire Police are holding a meeting in Kirby Misperton, near Pickering, to discuss policing issues around fracking in the area.

    Hydraulic Fracturing

    It comes after it was confirmed that Third Energy will begin fracking before the end of the year.

    The community meeting will be held in the Village Hall at 17:30 on Tuesday.

    Police are reassuring residents about potential protests:

    Quote Message: Local neighbourhood police officers and PCSOs will continue to be active in the area, discussing our role and addressing any concerns. from Supt Dave Hannan North Yorkshire Police
    Supt Dave HannanNorth Yorkshire Police
  9. Fifth arrest over Shipley shooting

    Police have arrested another man after a shooting in Shipley on Wednesday.

    West Royd Drive

    The 26-year-old man was arrested at a house in Bradford after the "violent incident" which involved a car crash and and a gun being fired on West Royd Drive.

    It's the fifth arrest in connection with the incident - Three other men who were in custody yesterday have been released pending further enquiries.

    Another man who was injured and arrested on firearms offences is still being treated in hospital.

    Quote Message: We continue to believe this was a targeted attack with no wider risk to the public." from Det Spt Pat Twiggs West Yorkshire Police
    Det Spt Pat TwiggsWest Yorkshire Police
  10. Woman who had double mastectomy in the running to be Miss Voluptuous 2017

    Jonathan Cowap

    Presenter, BBC Radio York

    A York woman who has had a double mastectomy is in the finals of Miss Voluptous 2017.

    Tracie Steele was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, at the age of 34.

    She decided to enter the competition to raise awareness that cancer can affect people of all ages.

    The pageant is taking place this weekend in Cambridge, and the contestants have to make an eco-dress for one of the rounds.

    This is Tracie's dress, "Boob Check Betty":

    Video content

    Video caption: Tracie Steele has made a unique eco-dress for one of the rounds in the pageant.
  11. Doncaster sex offender has sentence doubled

    A Doncaster man has had his sentence doubled from eight years to more than sixteen years.

    Jason Armstrong, 52, from Moorends, was found guilty in June of sex offences against young girls after he made contact using fake social media profiles.

    Today his sentence has been increased by three Court of Appeal judges in London who said his original eight-year term was "unduly lenient", and upped it to 16 years and eight months.

    Jason Armstrong
  12. Travel update: No trains from Bingley Music Live tonight

    And while we're talking about trains, this is worth noting if you're off to Bingley Music Live tonight:

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  13. Northern rail strike - What you need to know

    As we head into the Friday rush hour, it's well worth bearing in mind that some trains will be making their last journey earlier today because of the rail strike on Northern services.

    Northern

    Northern staff walked out for 24 hours from midnight in a row over driver-only operated trains, there'll be another strike on Monday.

    The company says that it aimed to run more than 900 services during Friday and Monday's strikes.

    The majority of trains will run between 07:00 and 19:00 with services on some routes finishing earlier, with fewer trains on them.

    For an updated timetable click here.

  14. Royal Navy ship turns love boat for Sheffield man's proposal

    Royal navy Petty Officer Mark Titman, 34, from Sheffield got down on bended knee as the mine-hunter boat, HMS Penzance pulled into port after months at sea.

    Mark got down on one knee on the deck, while his crew mates held a banner which said "Will you marry me?".

    Will you marry me?

    It was Mark's lucky day, his girlfriend Laura Campbell from Glasgow, happily said yes.

    The couple have a young daughter, Ava, who was just four weeks old when Mark was deployed to the Gulf in January.

    The Titmans
  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J37 for A628 Barnsley.

    M1 South Yorkshire - Lane blocked and heavy traffic on M1 northbound at J37, A628 (Barnsley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  16. Motorcyclist dies in collision on A170

    A motorcyclist has died after a collision on the A170 on Thursday.

    The incident was reported at 14:00 by a passing motorist, who came across the motorbike at the side of the road between Ampleforth and Sproxton.

    The 51-year-old man from Middlesborough had hit a telegraph pole and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    North Yorkshire Police are now investigating the collision. They're asking anyone who was travelling between Helmsley and Thirsk that afternoon to contact them.

  17. Missing teenager from Pontefract

    Have you seen this teenager who has gone missing from Pontefract?

    Emma Cook

    Emma Cook has been reported missing from her home in Featherstone.

    The 15-year-old was last seen in Flanshaw and was wearing blue jeans, a grey hoodie and white trainers.

  18. Doncaster man who cuts his grass twice a day, three times a week claims crown for UK's number one lawn

    Yorkshire Post

    A Doncaster gardener who cuts his grass twice a day, three times a week has been crowned with Britain's best lawn.

    Stuart Grindle
  19. Travel update: M62 westbound all lanes now open

    BBC News Travel

    Good news the M62 is all reopen. Bad news, there are still 30 minute delays.

    There have been long delays on the westbound M62 near Huddersfield after an accident between J23 and J24 this morning.

    Eyewitnesses reported seeing two cars and two vans involved in the crash.

    All lanes are now open but queues still stretch back to J26.

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