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  1. Katie Rough death: Teen given interim hospital order
  2. Reports into Rotherham sex abuse a 'slap in the face', says survivor
  3. Leeds residents suffer skin burns after powder pushed in letterbox
  4. Campaigners try to block lorries at North Yorkshire fracking site
  5. Teenager arrested after 16-year-old stabbed in Huddersfield
  6. Doncaster driver injured after aerosol 'spray' explosion
  7. West Yorkshire school detects North Korea nuclear test
  8. Updates on Thursday 7 September 2017

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Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J40 for A638 Ossett and J41 for A650.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J40, A638 (Ossett) and J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J28 for A650 and J27 for M621.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J28, A650 (Tingley) and J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of debris on the road.

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

Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J49 for A168 and J50 for A61.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) northbound between J49, A168 (Dishforth) and J50, A61 (Baldersby), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Technology from a Sheffield company is helping to build Spurs' new ground
Spurs' new stadium will feature a retractable grass pitch with an artificial surface underneath.

Tottenham Hotspur's pitch made in Sheffield

Technology from a Sheffield company is helping to build Spurs' new ground
The pitch at Tottenam Hotspur's new ground is being created, thanks to new technology from a Sheffield company. The unique system means two different sports can be played at their stadium, on the same day.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J24 for A629 and J23 for A640.

M62 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic on M62 westbound between J24, A629 (Ainley Top) and J23, A640 (Huddersfield), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

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Maikel Kieftenbeld

Derby County and Barnsley both fail to have deadline-day transfers ratified by the English Football League.

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Five things we've learned today

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

Meanwhile, updates on breaking news will continue right here throughout the night.

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

  1. Pudsey residents suffer skin burns after powder pushed in letterbox
  2. Leeds woman dies in three-vehicle crash near Knaresborough
  3. Campaigners try to block two lorries at fracking site in North Yorkshire
  4. Ilkley chef "moved to tears" by global response to health plight plea
  5. Yorkshire "has cheapest pints in the country"

A cloudy evening ahead for Yorkshire

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

A cloudy evening ahead for Yorkshire, with outbreaks of rain at first, clearing to scattered showers later with a minimum temperature of about 11C (52F).

Tomorrow, it will be bright and breezy with sunny spells and scattered showers, one or two possibly heavy, with top temperatures reaching about 17C (63F).

Tonight's weather forecast

Watch: Puppies in Batley awarded degrees as part of awareness week

Jamie Raynor

BBC Yorkshire Live

Bear with me...this story may seem a bit, er, barking.

Puppies from across the UK are graduating with their very own honours "dog"-ree as part of Puppy Awareness Week.

Here are some clever puppies and dogs in Batley getting their certificates:

Man arrested after Rotherham pensioner tied up and robbed

A man's been arrested in connection with the robbery of a 70-year-old woman in her home in Rotherham earlier this week.

It happened at about 16.40 on Tuesday when a man who had his face covered and was wearing dark clothing and gloves entered the woman's home on Spring Walk.

He reportedly tied her up before stealing a large amount of jewellery.

A 49-year-old man's been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob and currently remains in police custody.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J29 for M1 and J28 for A650.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M62 westbound between J29, M1 (Lofthouse) and J28, A650 (Tingley), because of an accident.

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

North Yorkshire holiday homes expansion plan refused

Plans for a major expansion of a North Yorkshire holiday park have been refused.

Artist's impression
Raithwaite Estate

The Raithwaite Estate, near Whitby, wanted to build 190 new holiday homes as well as a leisure centre and restaurant.

Scarborough Borough Council turned down the planning application citing concerns over the impact on nearby ancient woodland.

The development was opposed by the nearby North York Moors National Park.

The Raithwaite Estate has been approached by the BBC for comment.

Pudsey school detects North Korea nuclear test

A primary school in Leeds has welcomed its children back from the summer break to the news that its seismometer detected the aftermath of North Korea's latest nuclear weapons test.

Fulneck School children holding recording
Fulneck School

Staff at Fulneck School in Pudsey, which is located 5,000 miles away from North Korea, were amazed to find that Sunday's underground H-bomb test was picked by their own "sensitive" recording equipment.

Earlier this year, the boarding school was awarded Foundation Level of the British Council's International School Award for its earthquake measuring project.

The school's head of physics, Dr Caroline Neuberg, says: "Over the years, our seismometer has detected events all over world, including Nepal's 2015 devastating earthquake.

"Sadly, this is the first time we have recorded a tremor caused by the testing of a nuclear weapon."

Anti-social behaviour crackdown continues in Rotherham

A police crackdown on anti-social behaviour's continuing in Rotherham.

On Tuesday, Operation Duxford led to nine arrests, with 10 warrants executed, over 60 vehicle stop checks and cash and drugs recovered.

And it looks like they're busy again today:

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Watch: Pupils in West Yorkshire ticket wrangle

Teenagers say they are being singled out and treated like criminals because of misleading advice about buying a ticket on the Ilkley to Leeds rail line.

People travelling on the route say their journey has become a "nightmare" because of confusion about where they can buy a ticket.

Passengers say many stations on the line have a limited number of ticket machines - and sometimes it's not possible to pay the conductor.

Some teenagers - like Hattie - say they feel they're being singled-out:

Northern Rail says it is looking into the concerns, and is reviewing a number of individual cases.

Sam Robson

Bad light and rain limit Yorkshire and Middlesex to only 45 overs of play as their Championship game heads for a draw.

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Huddersfield Town votes for Premier League transfer window change

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Huddersfield Town voted in favour of changing the current Premier League summer transfer window closing date, it's been revealed.

Huddersfield Town stadium
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In the current set-up, Premier League clubs can buy, sell and loan players up until 23:00 on 31 August.

But following a vote, which needed 14 of the 20 Premier League clubs' approval, that format will change from next season. The vote was not unanimous.

Under the new conditions, the window will close at 17:00 on the Thursday before the Premier League season begins but clubs will be able to sell until the end of the normal window.

Partition: Sell-out for Radio Leeds show at West Yorkshire Playhouse

BBC Radio Leeds and the West Yorkshire Playhouse are coming together to present a performance marking the 70th anniversary of Partition, the division of India and creation of Pakistan.

Written by Leeds writer Nick Ahad and directed by Stefan Escreet, Partition will explore the devastating legacy of the religious division which cost around a million lives, through the eyes of a modern day couple.

Cast and creator of Partition play

The play, which is drawn from a radio play which was broadcast on BBC Radio Leeds at midnight on 14-15 August to mark the exact time 70 years ago when India was partitioned, will run for three performances over Friday and Saturday.

Sadly, all the tickets, which were free, are now gone.

BBC Radio Leeds Editor, Sanjiv Buttoo, says: "Partition is very much an important landmark for our South Asian communities, and the memories of 70 years ago are still fresh for the current generation of British Indian and British Pakistani families.

"Historically, this world event saw the largest ever movement of mankind, so we commissioned this play to give an insight of how it still affects our lives in a profound way.

"We are very proud and excited to be working closely with the team at the West Yorkshire Playhouse to bring our listeners history in a modern, contemporary and relevant way."

Leeds woman dies in three-vehicle crash near Knaresborough

A 74-year-old woman from Leeds has died after the car she was driving collided with two other vehicles in North Yorkshire.


It happened at the junction of the B6163 and the A658 at Thistle Hill, near Knaresborough, at about 16:35 yesterday afternoon.

A blue Honda Jazz was in collision with a white Ford Transit van and a black Peugeot 3008.

The driver of the Honda was pronounced dead at the scene, while its passenger, a 70-year-old man also from Leeds, was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with head injuries.

The driver of the Transit, a 60-year-old man from Batley, was taken to Harrogate District Hospital but was later discharged.

The driver of the Peugeot, a 34-year-old man from Harrogate, was treated at the scene for shock.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision, or anyone who may have captured the incident on dash-cam or seen what happened, to contact them.

Listen: Village to get temporary bus service after coach firm goes bust

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A village in North Yorkshire which lost its bus service after route operator Utopia Coaches went bust last month is to get a temporary service.

A 16-seater bus run by North Yorkshire County Council will run twice a day, and another temporary service will be run by City of York Council, it's been confirmed.

However, Ian Gillies, who's responsible for transport at City of York Council, says while a long-term solution is being sought, cost will have to be a factor.

Sheffield astronaut's suit to go on display

Back in 1991, Sheffield's Helen Sharman embarked on her mission to the MIR spacecraft - and now people are going to get the chance to take a look at the very spacesuit she wore.

Helen Sharman and spacesuit

Dr Sharman was working as a chemist in a sweet factory, creating and testing flavour when, much to her surprise, her application to be an astronaut was successful.

Two years later, following an intense 18-month training course at a military base just outside Moscow, she was selected for Project Juno, the 1991 mission to the Soviet space station.

As a result, she became the first British astronaut - and, of course, the first Yorkshire astronaut, too.

If you want to see the famous spacesuit, you'll still have a bit of a wait - it won't go on display at the Great exhibition of the North in Gateshead until 22 June 2018.

Bollywood movie scenes shot at historic Harrogate hotel

Yorkshire Post

Harrogate briefly became Bollywood when movie cameras arrived at one of the town's most historic hotels.

As part of the new production of Gold, starring one of India’s biggest movie superstars, a film crew shot several scenes at the Old Swan Hotel.

Old Swan Hotel

Traffic and travel: All lanes open on northbound M1

BBC News Travel

All lanes are now open again on the northbound M1 between J37 and J38 after a car fire earlier on, Highways England has confirmed.

Traffic and travel: Car fire on M1 closes two lanes northbound

If you're travelling on the M1 northbound in South Yorkshire just now, be prepared for some delays.

This is the reason why:

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Severe accident: A58 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A58 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between Harehills Road and B6159 Harehills Lane.

A58 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic on A58 Roundhay Road eastbound in Harehills between the Harehills Road junction and Old Ford Green Junction, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J37 for A628 Barnsley and J38 for A637 Darton.

M1 South Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M1 northbound between J37, A628 (Barnsley) and J38, A637 (Darton), because of a car fire.

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

Teenager arrested after 16-year-old stabbed in Huddersfield

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after a teenager was stabbed near a school in Huddersfield.

Hazel Grove

Police said the 16-year-old was attacked in Hazel Grove, Linthwaite, on Wednesday afternoon.

Earlier another teenager was threatened with a knife near Colne Valley High School on Gillroyd Lane, and it is believed the two are linked.

The 16-year-old victim is recovering in hospital from his injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

Ilkley chef 'moved to tears' by global response to health plight plea

Jamie Raynor

BBC Yorkshire Live

An Ilkley restaurant owner is home and well, six days after undergoing a life-saving liver transplant following an "overwhelming" worldwide response to his wife's appeal for help.

Luigi Pignanelli
Gianluca Wagstaff-Pignanelli

Luigi Pignanelli, 60, was in desperate need of a new liver after doctors told his family they did not know if he would survive long enough to find a donor.

This prompted his wife Samantha, with whom he runs the restaurant, to put out an appeal for help.

His story received a global response, with 50 people contacting the liver transplant programme at St James' Hospital in Leeds within days.

Thankfully, a liver became available closer to home and Mr Pignanelli, known as The Singing Chef, underwent surgery on 30 August and returned to his restaurant and home on Tuesday.

Mrs Pignanelli tells me: "Luigi has been overwhelmed by the response received. It moved him to tears.

"He's known and loved by many in the local area and is keen to get back to get among the customers, but he needs to rest up and get stronger first."

Listen: Nothing new in abuse reports - Rotherham whistleblower

A whistleblower credited with exposing child sex abuse in Rotherham says there's nothing new in a series of reports into Rotherham's Council's handling of the scandal.

No legal or disciplinary proceedings should be brought against any current or former senior officers at Rotherham Council over its handling of child sexual exploitation, a report has said.

More than 1,400 children were sexually abused in the town from 1997 to 2013.

Jayne Senior, who ran a youth project which worked with vulnerable underage girls who who were being exploited by older men and who is now a Rotherham councillor, says the reports contain nothing new and have no answers about who was responsible:

Anti-fracking protest at Kirby Misperton site

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Two lorries which were trying to deliver fencing to the fracking site at Kirby Misperton faced a rowdy reception this lunchtime.

Anti fracking protestors outside site at Kirby Misperton

Anti-fracking protestors tried to stop them getting in to the site and claim that Third Energy - which is due to start production at the site at the end of the year - has broken promises.

Campaigners say local residents were told no equipment would be brought on to the site until next week.

It comes ahead of a drop-in session this afternoon at Kirby Misperton Village Hall, where local people can meet the organisations regulating Third Energy's fracking operations.

Martin, from the Environment Agency, who has asked to be only identified by his first name, explains what the agency's role will be:

Severe accident: A639 West Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A639 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between Epworth Place and Church Street.

A639 West Yorkshire - A639 Low Road in Hunslet closed in both directions between the Epworth Place junction and the Church Street junction, because of an accident.

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

New boss at York Theatre Royal looking forward to challenge

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

The new Executive Director of York's Theatre Royal says he can't wait to get started.

Tom Bird will take up the post in December.

He's currently executive producer at Shakespeare's Globe on London's South Bank.

In the past he has taken a production of Hamlet to the migrants camp at Calais.

He also won an award for his work at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

BreakingListen: Campaigners try to block two lorries at fracking site

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Anti-fracking campaigners have tried to stop two lorries delivering fencing to a site at Kirby Misperton.

They claim the delivery was in breach of fracking company Third Energy's promise there'd be no equipment brought on to the site until next week.

Eddie Thornton from Pickering is one of the people who tried to stop the trucks.

The organisations in charge of regulating fracking in North Yorkshire, will hold a drop-in session this afternoon.

Third Energy was granted planning permission for the site in Kirby Misperton last year and operations are expected to begin by the end of the year.

The regulators say today's session at Kirby Misperton village hall will be a chance for residents to ask questions about the coming months.

It is open from 1400-1900.

Book aims to spark interest in fire service heroes

Calling all budding local historians.

A new book called The History of Bradford City Fire Brigade will hit the shelves this weekend, looking back of some of West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service's heroes.

Chris Smith with book
West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

It's written by keen historian and fire service employee Chris Smith and will cover the period 1800 to 1974 when the service was formed.

The book will look back on some of the service's leaders from years gone by, including chief fire officer James Scott who served the brigade for 50 years in the late 19th century through to the early 20th.

All profits made will go towards the upkeep of the Mr Scott's medals in honour of his service to both Bradford and the UK Fire Service.

The book has been a real labour of love and I hope it helps ensure that the heroes of the hour will be honoured in history for years to come"

Chris SmithAuthor

Town forward Quaner doubt for West Ham trip

BBC West Yorkshire Sport

Bad news if you're a Huddersfield Town fan.

Head Coach, David Wagner, has said forward Collin Quaner is a doubt for their trip to West Ham on Monday evening.

The 26-year-old has featured in all three of Town's league games this season, as the club look to continue their unbeaten start to the campaign.

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