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  1. Teenagers arrested after two teachers attacked at Sheffield school
  2. North Yorkshire RAF base hit by BAE job cuts
  3. Sheffield scientists' fingerprint breakthrough 'to be used in evidence'
  4. Lighthouse landmark for Leeds if city wins Capital of Culture bid
  5. Devolution deal would 'benefit Yorkshire economy' - MP
  6. Bradford-based bank fined for sending almost 1.5m spam messages
  7. Updates on Tuesday 10 October 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Oli Constable and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. 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. Teenagers arrested after teachers attacked in Sheffield school
    2. Yorkshire RAF base hit by BAE job cuts
    3. Condom-detecting fingerprint test "to be used in court"
    4. Bradford-based bank fined for sending almost 1.5m spam messages
    5. Lighthouse landmark for Leeds if city wins Capital of Culture bid

    See you tomorrow.

  2. E-fit appeal after taxi driver robbed in Dewsbury

    Do you know this man? Police have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to after a taxi driver was robbed in Dewsbury.

    E Fit

    It happened on Maple Road at about 19:30 on 30 September when a man went up to the car and stole money from the driver.

    If you have any information about the incident, you're being asked to get in touch with police.

  3. Listen: From Kenya to Yorkshire - Learning to fly to protect wildlife

    A man has travelled 4,500 miles to North Yorkshire to learn how to fly a gyrocopter.

    Pilot Daniel is learning the new skill at Rufforth Airfield so he can help protect wildlife from poachers in his home country of Kenya

    He says it's been his dream since he was a young boy to protect wildlife after his father, who was a poacher, was killed by a buffalo:

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    Video caption: Daniel's gyrocopter mission to protect wildlife
  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J30 for A642 and J29 for M1.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M62 westbound between J30, A642 (Rothwell) and J29, M1 (Lofthouse), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J41 for A650 and J42 for M62.

    M1 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 northbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J42, M62 (Lofthouse), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  6. Road resurfacing to start in Thirsk next week

    Good news if you travel around Thirsk in North Yorkshire - work starts next week on a £2m resurfacing programme.

    Long street

    Roads in the North Yorkshire market town and the surrounding area will get a new surface overnight, with most of the work being done carried out between 19:00 until 05:00.

    Market Place, Millgate, Bridge Street, Stammergate and Long Street are all due to be resurfaced,

    In November, Long Lane through Picton village will also be resurfaced and patching will be carried out on Back Lane.

  7. Listen: Leeds reveals details of Capital of Culture bid

    Details have been released of Leeds' bid to become European capital of Culture 2023.

    If it's successful, there are plans to build a full-sized lighthouse on the South Bank in honour of Leeds-born civil engineer Sir John Smeaton who built the famous Eddystone Lighthouse.

    The Leeds installation would host light and sound exhibitions.

    Speaking at the Capital of Culture launch at Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds City Council leader Judith Blake said the city can be a benchmark for the whole of Europe:

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    Video caption: Plans to build a full-sized lighthouse are included in city's Culture Capital bid.
  8. 'Naive' man caught guarding £128,000 worth of cash and drugs

    Bradford Telegraph and Argus

    A "trusted lieutenant" caught guarding £128,000 worth of cash and drugs at his Bradford home has been jailed for two years.

    Tomasz Piatkowski
  9. Doncaster taxi driver loses appeal over revoked cab licence

    A Doncaster taxi driver whose cab licence was revoked amid concerns over the condition of his vehicle has lost an appeal against the ban.


    Omar Abbas Mahmood, of Barnby Dun Road, had his licence revoked by Doncaster Council earlier this year.

    In April, the council was told a number of taxi drivers were concerned about the condition of Mr Mahmood's cab and, after inspection, the vehicle was found to be unfit and was immediately suspended.

    It emerged that Mr Mahmood also had a recent conviction for driving without due care and attention, which he had failed to tell the council.

    He also hadn't informed the council about having being involved in five road traffic collisions involving licensed taxis in the previous 18 months.

    Turning down Mr Mahmood's appeal, magistrates said the council had supplied "overwhelming evidence" he was not a fit and proper person to retain his licences and he was ordered to pay costs of £350.

  10. Travel update: Snapshot across Yorkshire

    BBC News Travel

    A quick look across Yorkshire as we enter the evening rush hour reveals that both Leeds and Sheffield are looking a bit congested tonight.

    York, you're getting away with it, it seems...

    In Leeds:

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    And in Sheffield:

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  11. Watch: Books help families deal with baby loss

    When a baby dies, it can be a difficult subject to talk about - both for adults and for children.

    A publishing house in West Yorkshire is now trying to help families around the world facing this situation.

    Staff are hoping to help families who have lost a child by creating personalised storybooks about siblings who have died:

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    Video caption: Families are helped with baby loss by a West Yorkshire publisher.
  12. York care home could close in shake-up

    A council-run older people's home in York could be closed as part of an ongoing modernisation programme, it's been confirmed.

    Windsor House

    Residents, their relatives, and staff at Windsor House are being consulted on the option to shut the home, in Acomb, early next year.

    City of York council says it's part of plans to help deal with the city's growing and ageing older population and many of its homes are not fit for purpose.

  13. Condom-detecting fingerprint test 'to be used in court'

    Fingerprint technology which can reveal more details about suspects in a crime - such as what food they have eaten or whether they have handled a condom - could soon be used as evidence in court.

    The method, developed by researchers at Sheffield Hallam University, is being trialled by West Yorkshire Police.

    It analyses material from the fingerprint to provide details on things like any alcohol or drug use or what they might have touched.

    The Home Office said it could be "only months" before it is used in casework:

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    Video caption: Technique can detect if hair gel was used by a suspect or if they have handled a condom.
  14. Lighthouse landmark for Leeds if city wins Capital of Culture bid

    A full-sized lighthouse will be built in Leeds if the city's successful in its attempt to become European Capital of Culture in 2023.

    Leeds 2023

    The Capital of Culture title will bring "enormous benefits", according to Leeds City Council.

    Liverpool boasted a £750m "economic impact" when it held the title in 2008, the council adds.

    The lighthouse would be in a new "city park" on Leeds' South Bank and would host special light and sound events during the year.

    The Capital of Culture bid also includes the creation of an additional 2,500 hotel beds and the redevelopment of City Square.

    The bid will be formally submitted to the Department for Culture Media and Sport on 27 October.

    From there it's a wait until December to see if the city makes the shortlist...

  15. Police search for car's owner after crash

    Police in Crossflatts, near Keighley, are searching for the owner of this car after its driver crashed it and ran off.


    It happened last night on the A650 Aire Valley Road, between Bingley and Keighley.

    Anyone with information about what happened is asked to contact police.

  16. 'Increased police presence' after teachers attacked at Sheffield school

    There'll be an increased police presence near a Sheffield school after two teachers were attacked there yesterday, police say.

    Meadowhead School

    Two teenage boys, one aged 14 and the other 16, have been arrested following the incident which happened at Meadowhead School, on Dyche Lane, at about 14:50 on Monday afternoon.

    Both have since been released under investigation as enquiries continue, police say.

    Quote Message: We are working closely with staff at the school. Our priority is to ensure the safety of staff and pupils." from Insp Colette Fitzgibbons South Yorkshire Police
    Insp Colette FitzgibbonsSouth Yorkshire Police