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Summary

  1. Burglar started fatal house fire to destroy break-in evidence, court hears
  2. Two teens arrested after man dies following Huddersfield attack
  3. Tourist airlifted from roof of York Minster after collapsing
  4. Profits slump for Doncaster-based sofa chain DFS
  5. Bomb squad at Leeds house after explosives find during drugs raid
  6. Rail strikes hit Northern services across Yorkshire
  7. Updates on Thursday 5 October 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Wendy Middleton and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from Thursday

    Those are all the updates from Thursday 5 October.

    Want to get all the latest news, sport, travel and weather on Friday 6 October 2017?

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  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J46 for A6120 Selby Road.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J46, A6120 (Leeds Colton), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  3. 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 here throughout the night, but before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

    1. Burglar started fatal Wakefield house fire to destroy break-in evidence, court hears
    2. In pictures: York Minster helicopter rescue
    3. Ex police chief "asked staff to chauffeur his wife"
    4. Profits at Doncaster-based DFS slump
    5. Leeds Light Night: All you need to know

    See you tomorrow.

  4. Huge desk lamps installed for Leeds' Light Night

    Preparations for Leeds Light Night are well under way.

    The city-wide event takes place over the next two nights and includes aerial acrobats, a light-up maze, an organ powered by the human mind and a huge inflatable moon.

    On Briggate, there'll also be giant desk lamps.

    Here's what they look like in daylight, they should look amazing tonight:

    Lamps
  5. Watch: Become the Voice of Bradford for the BBC

    Voice of Bradford

    In two days' time you'll have the opportunity to become the BBC's Voice of Bradford!

    It's a great chance to become become part of the BBC team for 2018 - all you need is a bit of character and personality.

    Get yourself down to the Alhambra in Bradford from 09:30 on 7 October.

    Take a look at these familiar BBC faces to tell you a bit more:

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    Video caption: Radio Leeds is offering an opportunity to join the BBC reporting on events in 2018.
  6. Envelope update

    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 - Slow traffic on M62 westbound between J28, A650 (Tingley) and J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  7. It can't get any more realistic than this...

    Houses in Barnsley which are due to be demolished have been set on fire by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service in a bid to create realistic scenarios for emergency crews to tackle.

    Smoke stained living room of derelict house

    The exercise saw firefighters wearing breathing apparatus enter the flame-filled house to rescue lifelike mannequins.

    Rescued lifelike manikins on the floor

    The soon-to-be-demolished properties on Baden Street were made available for live fire and rescue training by Barnsley Council and Berneslai homes.

    Fire bosses say as the number of house fires in the country continues to fall, it's vital that crews are trained in the most authentic conditions possible so they're ready to respond should real incidents occur.

  8. Two teens arrested after man dies following Huddersfield attack

    A man has died after a violent attack outside a McDonalds in the centre of Huddersfield.

    Graham Bell

    Graham Bell (pictured), 37, died at Leeds General Infirmary yesterday from head injuries after the assault which happened at the weekend.

    Two boys, aged 15 and 16, have been arrested on suspicion of assault and have been bailed.

    Police say they want to speak to anyone who was in the Kirkgate and John William Street areas at about midnight on Saturday into early Sunday and who might have seen the attack.

    Quote Message: We know Mr Bell walked along Kirkgate in the direction of McDonalds and that he was assaulted outside the restaurant at about 12:40." from Det Ch Insp Nicola Bryar West Yorkshire Police
    Det Ch Insp Nicola BryarWest Yorkshire Police
  9. Bomb squad at Leeds house after explosives find

    The bomb squad has been in Leeds this afternoon after police found a suspicious item during a drugs raid.

    Bomb Squad

    Officers were at Elford Place West earlier today during a raid as part of an investigation.

    A cordon has been put in place on the street and a number of houses in the area have been evacuated

    The bomb squad was called in after explosives were found.

    West Yorkshire Police say the discovery is not terror-related.

  10. Travel update: Getting you home during the rail strikes

    BBC News Travel

    We're now heading towards the evening rush hour and with the second day of Northern rail strikes, things are already looking busy.

    Train

    Northern say that their services will begin to wind down from about 17:00, with "very few" services running past 19:00.

    Quote Message: We are running amended timetables, with fewer services than normal." from Sharon Keith Northern
    Sharon KeithNorthern

    So how's it looking in your city tonight? Here's our handy guide to where's busy.

    Tap on your city's name to get the latest travel info.

    The darker lines on the maps show where the worst of the traffic is.

    Leeds:

    Leeds

    Sheffield:

    Sheffield

    York:

    York
  11. £12m revamp planned for Rotherham Interchange

    Plans for a major upgrade of Rotherham's transport interchange have been submitted.

    Proposed new interchange

    Proposed improvements to the interchange (artist's impression above) include new seating, flooring, lighting and glazing.

    The Interchange was last refurbished in 1995 when it was extended and Frederick Street was pedestrianised as part of town centre improvements.

    Work is expected to start in Spring next year and is due to last for about 12 months.

    South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and Rotherham Council are currently considering the best option to minimise customer disruption while the refurbishment is carried out.

  12. Listen: Rubbish rhymes - Poetry inspired by North Yorkshire landfills

    Two North Yorkshire rubbish dumps have inspired a new book of poetry.

    Digger on pile of landfill rubbish

    Writer Dr John Wedgwood Clark spent months exploring two sites, one in Rufforth and one in Scarborough.

    He says he got the idea after being inspired by the finds that archaeologists made when digging through ancient tips and middens.

    "I thought it would be good to get beyond the wire and explore that hill we often see from the bypass, that has a cloud of gulls over the top of it, and get a perspective on our contemporary culture by looking at our rubbish.

    "It is truly awe-inspiring the quantity of rubbish that accumulates on the mound."

    Dr Clark was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today programme and read one of his poems:

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    Video caption: A poem inspired by landfill
  13. Burglar started fatal Wakefield house fire to destroy break-in evidence, court hears

    A man and his eight-year-old daughter died in a house fire in Wakefield started by a burglar who wanted to destroy evidence of a break-in across the street, a court has heard.

    Andrew and Kiera Broadhead

    Andrew Broadhead, 42, and his daughter, Kiera (both pictured above), died in the blaze at their home in Ash Crescent in Stanley on 19 October last year.

    Mr Broadhead's wife, Sara, and elder daughter, Mia, escaped.

    Daniel Jones, 29, of Spawd Bone Lane in Knottingley, is alleged to have poured petrol through the front door and letterbox and set it alight, believing the Broadhead family were away from home.

    Jonathan Sharp, prosecuting, has told jurors at Leeds Crown Court that Mr Jones had no grudge against the Broadheads: "He did it to destroy evidence of another crime he had committed a few days earlier."

    "He had burgled a nearby house, he feared the consequences of him doing that and he thought that some CCTV from the Broadheads' house might show him doing the burglary," Mr Sharp added.

    The court heard that following the blaze, the defendant carried out a number of internet searches on news websites to find out what was being reported about the incident.

    Mr Jones denies two counts of murder.

    The trial continues.

  14. Traffic and travel: Slow moving traffic in Leeds

    BBC News Travel

    Oh dear, Leeds' traffic woes continue today.

    Not only were there big problems on the roads this morning in the city centre, there are now problems elsewhere:

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  15. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe accident, from J47 for A168 to J46 for B6164.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A1(M) southbound from J47, A168 (Allerton Park) to J46, B6164 (Wetherby), because of an accident.

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

  16. In pictures: York Minster helicopter rescue

    Here's another view of an airlift operation carried out earlier today from York Minster's central tower after a tourist became unwell:

    Helicopter airlifting casualty from top of York Minster

    A coastguard helicopter rescue team carried out the airlift after the man fell ill on the tower's viewing platform.

    The rescue operation began just after 11:00 this morning.

    The man's condition, or how he became ill, is not known.

  17. Man arrested after elderly woman is robbed in Bradford

    A 39-year-old man's been arrested after a woman was robbed of her handbag in Bradford on Monday.

    Attack

    The attack took place at the junction of Southfield Lane and Low Green Terrace at about 12:30.

    The 74-year-old victim had to be treated in hospital for her injuries which were not serious.

    Officers say they're still looking for her handbag, which has a black shadow pattern in the material, and a jewelled keyring.