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  1. Fracking protester charged with assaulting police officer
  2. Ex-union leader Rodney Bickerstaffe, who grew up in Doncaster, dies aged 72
  3. Extra police on Sheffield streets following 'linked' stabbings
  4. Teen arrested after barber shop crash
  5. Disruption for travellers as Northern rail strike continues
  6. High Court bid for South Yorkshire teacher who claims homosexuality is 'sin'
  7. Woman behind Halifax Piece Hall up for major award
  8. Updates on Tuesday 3 October 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Wendy Middleton and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. That's all from Tuesday

    Those are all the updates from Tuesday 3 October.

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  2. 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. Fracking protester charged with assaulting police officer
    2. Death announced of former union leader Rodney Bickerstaffe
    3. Teen arrested after crashing into lawnmower and barber shop
    4. Rail commuters prepare for uncertain journey home
    5. St Paul's and York minster is 'who's best?' ding dong

    See you tomorrow.

  3. Meeting about concerns over managed red light zone

    People concerned about the managed zone for sex workers in Leeds are meeting to discuss the issue this evening.


    They say drug needles have been found on pavements and prostitutes are straying out of the controlled area in Holbeck and into neighbouring Beeston.

    Leeds Council say the managed approach reduces the criminality surrounding sex work.

    In a specified network of roads, street prostitutes can sell their services from 19.00 to 07.00, without being stopped by police.

  4. Tributes to former Unison leader Rodney Bickerstaffe

    Former Labour leader and Doncaster North MP, Ed Miliband is among those paying tribute to Rodney Bickerstaffe, who's died at the age of 72.

    Mr Bickerstaffe grew up in Doncaster and attended Doncaster Grammar School.

    He became a trade union organiser in the 1960's and was appointed general secretary of the public sector union, Unison in 1996.

    He was also a former president of the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

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  5. Bus fares to increase across West Yorkshire

    Feel like your bus tickets are too cheap? Don't worry, they're going up in 12 days time.


    First Bus say their fares will be increasing from 15 October, affecting the 350,000 people who use them across West Yorkshire on a daily basis - the last increase was exactly a year ago.

    But the company say that they're making tickets bought via their smartphone app comparatively cheaper, in a bid to speed-up getting people on board.

    In an experiment a year ago, the company says that it took 10 minutes to load a bus full of people paying in cash, compared to two-and-a-half minutes with everyone using a smartphone.

    How much more will it cost me?


    First bus says that monthly tickets will be unaffected.

  6. Listen: FA Cup - Scarborough to 'step it up a gear'

    Scarborough Athletic know they have a real chance of making it all the way through to the first round proper of the FA Cup.

    They've been handed a tie at home to fellow Evo-Stik North side Hyde United if they can win their replay away to Stratford Town tonight.

    The first game finished 2-2 and goalkeeper Tommy Taylor says expects a better performance from the side this time:

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    Video caption: Play 'em of the park
  7. Travel update: How cities are coping during rail strike

    BBC News Travel

    As we move into the evening rush hour, the effects of the Northern rail strike might be felt a little more than they were this morning as services start to drop off.

    Here's a handy look at each of our main cities, the roads in darker colours show the busy ones.

    Click on the name of your city to see a live Google maps travel update:






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    Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, at J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

    M1 South Yorkshire - M1 exit slip road partially blocked and heavy traffic northbound at J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of an accident.

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

  9. St Paul's and York minster in 'who's best?' ding dong

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    York Cathedral has been involved in a feisty inter-county cathedral-off on Twitter.

    It all started with this innocent looking tweet from St.Paul's Cathedral on world architecture day.

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    And then a simple request from York:

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    Ohhh, that escalated quickly.

    And then Chichester waded in...

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    Who knew they were all so competitive?

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    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 - Traffic coming off the Eastbound M62 can only go North onto the M1. Traffic coming off the M1 North to go East onto the M62 cannot go all the way around the roundabout so goes to either M621 J7 or M62 J28 to do a U turn. On the roundabout. Traffic is coping well.

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

  11. Rail commuters prepare for uncertain journey home

    Phil Bodmer

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Today is the first of two strikes on Northern Rail services this week, and commuters who used the train this morning face disruption as they attempt to travel home tonight.

    RMT union members at Arriva Rail North walked out at 07:00 and plan another strike on Thursday, over plans to scrap guards. Arriva Rail North say they want to modernise their roles.

    Rail passengers using Northern services are being warned of further disruption during this afternoon's rush hour.

    Here's how these commuters reacted:

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    Video caption: It's the first day of a two day strike on Arriva North trains
  12. Teen arrested after crashing into lawnmower and barber's

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    A teenager has been arrested after a car crashed into a barber's shop in an area of Leeds this lunchtime.


    The blue Ford Focus failed to stop after being flagged by a police car on Oldfield Lane in New Wortley.

    As the Ford drove off it then crashed with a council lawnmower at a mini-roundabout and came to rest in the front of a barber’s shop.

    A man who was driving the lawnmower was taken to the LGI but his injuries are not life-threatening and no one was injured in the barber's shop.

    The 19-year-old driver of the Ford was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and possession of drugs with intent to supply. He is currently in custody.

  13. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J1 for A631.

    M18 South Yorkshire - M18 lane blocked on entry slip road northbound at J1, A631 (Bramley), because of vehicle tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Woman behind Piece Hall up for major award

    The woman who played a major role in restoring the Piece Hall in Halifax has been nominated for a major award.

    Claire Slattery

    Claire Slattery - who's the Arts and Heritage Manager at Calderdale Council - is a finalist in the Historic England Awards.

    Work to transform the Grade I listed building started in 2012, after Claire and her team had secured funding to safeguard its future.

    The attraction announced last week that they're to open six new shops in the coming months.

    Quote Message: Watching people delight in the building, answering their questions and listening to their stories about The Piece Hall has been the best part of the project.” from Claire Slattery Calderdale Council
    Claire SlatteryCalderdale Council
  15. Biker killed in crash in Sheffield

    A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a white HGV on Fox Hill Road, Birley Edge just after 10:00 this morning.

    Fox Hill Road

    The 28-year-old man suffered serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Fox Hill Road was closed for a time between Parson Cross Road and Lyminster Road, but has now re-opened.

    South Yorkshire Police have begun an investigation into the collision and officers have made an appeal for witnesses.