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By Andrew Barton, Wendy Middleton and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. That's all from Monday...

    Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire from Monday 3 October 2017.

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

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire both ways

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    M62 West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, at J29 for M1.

    M62 West Yorkshire - M62 Lofthouse Roundabout partially blocked at J29 M1, because of emergency repairs. Diversion in operation - via M621 J7 as M62 J30 is heavily congested. On the roundabout. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: A630 South Yorkshire both ways

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    A630 South Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between M1 J33 Catcliffe and B6200 Handsworth Road.

    A630 South Yorkshire - A630 Sheffield Parkway closed in both directions between Catcliffe and Asda, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A6038 West Yorkshire both ways

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    A6038 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between B6153 Park Road and Station Road.

    A6038 West Yorkshire - A6038 Bradford Road in Esholt closed and stationary traffic in both directions between the B6153 Park Road junction and the Station Road junction, because of a serious accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound

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    A1(M) South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J38 for A638 and J37 for A635 Barnsley Road.

    A1(M) South Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A1(M) southbound between J38, A638 (Red House) and J37, A635 (Marr), because of vehicle tyre change.

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

  6. 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. Two charged over Sheffield stabbings
    2. Rail scheme costing £300m for the North
    3. Monarch collapse: Hundreds of passengers turned away at Leeds Bradford Airport
    4. Two injured at fracking protest in North Yorkshire
    5. And a stuffed tiger in Leeds holds the key to an Oz extinction mystery

    See you tomorrow.

  7. Mother Shipton statue unveiled in Knaresborough

    A statue of a Tudor prophetess believed to have predicted events such as the Great Fire of London has been unveiled in the town of her birth in North Yorkshire.

    Mother Shipton statue

    Mother Shipton was born in Knaresborough in the late 15th century.

    The bronze statue was commissioned from sculptor Chris Kelly following a fundraising campaign in the town.

    The £43,000 sculpture sits on a bench in the town's Market Square close to a statue of 18th century road engineer John Metcalfe, known as Blind Jack.

  8. CCTV images released after attacks on students in Leeds

    Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to after three students were targeted in two sexual attacks and a robbery in Leeds.


    They all happened in the Woodhouse area over the last two weeks.

    Last Tuesday a woman was walking home across Woodhouse Moor after a night out when a man came up to her, grabbed her and pushed her against a bus stop.

    She struggled free and carried on home, only for the man to approach her again and grab her and push her against a building.

    She shouted for help and the man walked away and a passing taxi driver took her home.

    Police are linking the attack to another similar incident in the area and are investigating if a robbery could also be linked.

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    If you're on Instagram be sure to follow bbcyorkshire because you'll see lots of nice pictures like this of Robin Hood's Bay in the Autumn:

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  10. Can you help find missing 16-year-old Catterick boy?

    A 16-year-old boy from North Yorkshire has gone missing and police are appealing for help in finding him.

    Harry Smith

    Harry Smith, from Catterick Garrison, was last seen by his friends outside the Co-op in Colburn at about 22:00 yesterday evening.

    He was wearing a black Jack Jones hooded top, dark bottoms and dark Nike trainers.

    Officers say they are becoming increasingly concerned for Harry's welfare.

  11. Leeds stuffed tiger holds key to extinction mystery

    This may look like an old moth-eaten bit of taxidermy to you, but to scientists this stuffed tiger holds the key to a 3,000-year-old mystery - and it's looked after in Leeds.


    The Tasmanian tiger disappeared from Australia about three millennia ago and scientists and naturalists have never been able to find out why.

    Now, thanks to three stuffed thylacines (that's the scientific name for them) from Leeds Museum's collections, they have an answer.


    Experts say their extinction was most likely due to extreme weather and drought, rather than wild dogs or hunting by Aborigines.

    The last captive thylacine (pictured) died at Hobart Zoo in Tasmania in 1936, but rumours of sightings of the animal have circulated for years.

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J26 for M606 and J27 for M621.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Heavy traffic and one lane blocked on M62 eastbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  13. Two charged over Sheffield stabbings

    Two teenagers have been charged with attempted murder after four people were stabbed in two separate incidents in Sheffield early on Saturday morning.

    Police cordon

    A 21-year-old man was stabbed in his stomach on Carver Street at about 04:30 on Saturday morning. He's since been released from hospital.

    Almost an-hour-and-a-half later, three men, aged 20, 22 and 30, were also stabbed on Division Street.

    Police say they think the incidents are linked.

    Lamar Waite, 18, of Denholme Close, Sheffield, and Osman Adan, 19, of Neville Close, Sheffield, are also each charged with two counts of racially aggravated grievous bodily harm.

    They were remanded into custody at Sheffield Magistrates' Court and are due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on 30 October.

  14. Watch: North Yorkshire baroness takes top spot at Supreme Court

    History has been made today as North Yorkshire-born Baroness Hale was sworn in as the first female President of the UK's Supreme Court.

    Originally hailing from Richmond, Lady Hale's other career highlights include becoming the UK's first woman Law Lord in 2004, and then the first woman Justice of the Supreme Court in 2009.

    Here's the moment she officially took on her new role:

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  15. Travel update: Roads around Bridgewater Place reopen

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    Roads around the 32-storey high Leeds landmark Bridgewater Place are back to normal after being closed due to high winds.

    And just in time for home time too...

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    Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at J32 for M18.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M1 southbound at J32, M18 (Thurcroft), because of an accident.

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

  17. CCTV appeal over football match violence

    South Yorkshire Police want to trace these men as part of their investigation into violence following the Sheffield United v Norwich City game on Saturday 16 September:

    CCTV images

    A disturbance broke out as fans were leaving the Bramall Lane ground, with two men from Norwich, aged 55 and 25, seriously hurt. Both have since been discharged from hospital.

    Officers investigating the disorder have now released CCTV stills of seven men - including two stills of one man - who they believe could hold information about the disturbance.