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Summary

  1. 'Hit and run' girl dies two weeks after crash
  2. Morrisons High Court data leak trial begins
  3. National College for High Speed Rail opens in Doncaster
  4. Barnsley bike rider killed in Penistone crash
  5. Maltby A631 crash: Two dead after car hits bridge
  6. Chief Constable describes cancer battle
  7. Da Vinci code author to visit Harrogate
  8. German Christmas market in Leeds to stay open until 24 December
  9. Updates on Monday 9 October 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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  1. 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 - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 westbound between J28, A650 (Tingley) and J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M180 Lincolnshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M180 Lincolnshire westbound severe disruption, between J2 for A161 Gainsborough and J1 for A18.

    M180 Lincolnshire - One lane closed on M180 westbound between J2, A161 (Gainsborough) and J1, A18 (Thorne), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

    1. 'Hit-and-run' girl, 12, dies two weeks after accident
    2. Court hears Morrisons staff should be compensated over data leak
    3. National College for High Speed Rail opens in Doncaster
    4. Delays on A64 after vehicle trailer overturns
    5. Motorist 'more than seven times drink-drive limit'

    See you tomorrow.

  4. Girl killed as she got off the bus was 'beautiful to look at'

    Tributes have been paid to a 12-year-old girl who died from her injuries after getting off a school bus in Byram near Knottingley.

    West Acres

    Kaitlin Mitchell was struck by a red Vauxhall Astra as she crossed West Acres in the village on 28 September.

    She was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary but died on 6 October.

    The car was found abandoned in Knottingley. A man, in his 30s, was arrested later and has been released on bail.

    Quote Message: She was a sweet little thing, beautiful to look at. She loved - well it was all she lived for - her pony and riding him." from Kathleen Mitchell Kaitlin's grandmother
    Kathleen MitchellKaitlin's grandmother
  5. Case dropped against lewd remark huntsman Charles Carter

    A hunt master who was filmed making lewd comments to a protester has been cleared of hunting charges.

    Charles Carter

    Charles Carter, Master of the Middleton Hunt, made a series of remarks to Linda Hoggard, including asking her "Can I take to you bed, please?".

    Footage of the exchange was played at York Magistrates' Court where he denied a charge of hunting a wild mammal with dogs.

    But the judge ruled there was no case to answer and dismissed the charge.

  6. Armed robbers steal empty cash box in Leeds

    A security van was attacked by robbers today in Leeds.

    Heron foods

    It happened at 12:25 when the van was making a delivery to Heron Foods on Harehills Lane. Three masked men threatened the guard with a knife.

    They demanded he hand over the cash box he was carrying and made off with it, unaware that it was completely empty.

    They left in a Ford Fiesta.

    One man was carrying a red handled knife and another was wearing a black jacket with a yellow stripe on it.

    Quote Message: The cashbox that was taken has not yet been recovered and we would like to hear from anyone who has found one abandoned in the vicinity or elsewhere.” from Det Insp Richard Holmes West Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp Richard HolmesWest Yorkshire Police
  7. Watch: Primary school children's car park art

    Here's something you won't see painted in your average car parking space.

    Children from Hoyland Common Primary School in Barnsley have turned eight spaces in to works of art which embraces their differences.

    Video content

    Video caption: Children at Hoyland Common Primary School paint car parking spaces.
  8. Travel update: Monday's rush hour looking good

    BBC News Travel

    Not wishing to tempt fate, but as we gingerly begin Monday's rush hour, it's looking okay travel wise across Yorkshire.

    Traffic

    If you're travelling by train, watch out for a problem on the line between Manchester Victoria and Leeds

    Signalling problems between Rochdale and Todmorden have been fixed and all lines have now reopened.

    The bad news is that trains may be cancelled, delayed by up to 20 minutes or revised as things get back to normal, this could take up to half-an-hour.

  9. German Market to stay open for longer in Leeds

    Great news if you're a fan of Leeds' German Christmas market - it's going to be on right up until Christmas Eve this year.

    German Market

    The market will open its doors on 10 November and will stay in place until 24 December for the first time.

    If you've never been, it's worth a visit, especially if you like German food and beer - because there's plenty of both.

    This year there'll be about 40 stalls at the Christkindelmarkt as well as family friendly things like the traditional Christmas carousel ride.

    Quote Message: Christmas is always a very special time in Leeds city centre and I’m sure this year’s festive season will be a memorable one.” from Judith Blake Leader, Leeds City Council
    Judith BlakeLeader, Leeds City Council
  10. Fracking protest 'needs to be put down'

    Opposition to fracking is "nimbyism and it needs to be put down", according to Tory former Cabinet minister Lord Tebbit.

    Fracking protesters

    The Conservative peer warned if the authorities "were to give in" to protesters opposed to the controversial gas extraction technique, then people who don't want new housing estates built near them "would be at it as well".

    Lord Tebbit made his criticism during a question in the House of Lords on the additional policing costs generated by fracking.

    Protesters have been demonstrating outside a site in Kirby Misperton where Third Energy was granted permission to frack in 2016.

  11. Teenage girl shaken by train abuse

    A teenage girl says she was so shaken up by the verbal abuse she suffered on a train, she feels she can never travel by rail again.

    CCTV

    Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they want to speak to about the incident.

    It happened on a train between Doncaster and Mexborough when a woman asked to borrow the girl's phone.

    When the 16-year-old refused, the woman became abusive and threatened the girl. Officers said it has left her "upset and feeling too anxious to use the rail network again."

  12. School sets up crowdfunding page to save class

    A school in South Yorkshire has set up a crowdfunding page in an attempt to keep the study of classical civilisations and Latin on their curriculum.

    High Storrs School in Sheffield says that cuts to school funding across the country means they no longer can afford to fund smaller groups of students who want to learn the subject.

    Students at High Storrs School learning Classical Civilisation and Latin

    The school aims to raise £100,000 of external funding in order to subsidise the subject. They based the figure on how much staffing and exam courses will cost.

    Without the funding classics at High Storrs may cease to be an option.

  13. Women's Rugby League World Cup: England name 10 Bradford Bulls players

    BBC Sport

    England have named 10 Bradford Bulls players in their 23-strong squad for the Women's Rugby League World Cup.

    Bradford Bulls

    The Bulls beat Featherstone in the inaugural Women's Super League Grand Final and also won the domestic cup.

    England are in the same group as Papua New Guinea Orchids, Australian Jillaroos and The Cook Islands.

    For the first time, the women's final will be played as the curtain-raiser to the men's final, at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium on 2 December.

  14. E-fit released after woman grabbed and robbed

    Do you know this man? Police have issued this e-fit picture of a man they want to speak to after a woman had her car keys snatched in Bradford.

    Efit

    It happened last Monday when the woman, who's in her 40s, was approached by two men in Anne Gate, close to the Barkerend Road and Shipley Airedale Road intersection.

    One of them grabbed her as the other took her car keys, they then drove off in her car.

    The woman was unhurt and her car was found in the city the next day.

  15. Public debate on fines for 'idling' motorists

    Motorists who sit outside schools with their engines running could soon find themselves being handed a fine.

    Sheffield City Council says a consultation found that 85% of people who responded see idling cars as an issue.

    It's the biggest response the city council has had to a consultation this year.

    Car exhaust fumes

    The topic will be publicly debated at the University of Sheffield's Diamond Building from 17:00 on Wednesday 11 October.

    Cabinet member for transport and infrastructure, Councillor Jack Scott said: " No vehicle idling is just common-sense: it benefits both drivers, who will waste less fuel, and those who are protected from unnecessary emissions."

  16. Yorkshire devolution to be discussed in Westminster

    Tomorrow morning MPs will debate whether there should be a Yorkshire wide devolution deal.

    Yorkshire flag

    The people behind the bill says our part of the world is deserves more autonomy because the region has a bigger economy than Wales and a population around the same size as Scotland.

    Only three of the 20 Yorkshire Councils are not supporting the idea. Wakefield, Sheffield and Rotherham haven't committed to the plan.

    John Grogan - the Labour MP for Keighley and Ilkley - secured the debate.

    Quote Message: We could challenge the fact that for every £1 spent on transport in Yorkshire, there's £10 spent in London." from John Grogan MP for Keighley and Ilkley
    John GroganMP for Keighley and Ilkley
  17. 'UK first' installation of battery to the National Grid

    A battery which has the same amount of power as 100 family cars has been installed and connected to the national grid at Blackburn Meadows biomass plant near Sheffield.

    It will work by immediately discharging power to the network when supply drops or when demand increases.

    It can also take power off the network if supply is greater than demand.

    Blackburn Meadows biomass plant near Sheffield.

    Director of Business Heat and Power Solutions at E.ON, David Topping said: "“This is a milestone for E.ON in the new energy world and an important recognition of the enormous potential for battery solutions in the UK."

    The 10 megawatt (MW) lithium-ion battery is housed in four 40ft long shipping containers.

  18. Court hears Morrisons staff should be compensated over data leak

    Thousands of Morrisons staff should be compensated for the "upset and distress" caused by their personal details being posted on the internet, the High Court has heard.

    Morrisons

    It's the first data leak class action in the UK and has potential implications for every individual and business in the country.

    The case was brought after a security breach in 2014 when a senior internal auditor leaked the payroll data of nearly 100,000 employees, sending it to newspapers.

    The employees claim the leak exposed them to the risk of identity theft and potential financial loss and that Morrisons, who deny liability, is responsible for breaches of privacy, confidence and data protection laws.

    The trial is due to last two weeks.

    Quote Message: We say that, having entrusted the information to Morrisons, we should now be compensated for the upset and distress caused by what we say was a failure to keep safe that information." from Jonathan Barnes Counsel acting for Morrisons employees
    Jonathan BarnesCounsel acting for Morrisons employees