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Summary

  1. Man denies setting fatal Wakefield house fire
  2. Three children injured in school car park crash
  3. South Yorkshire mayor election to cost more than £2m
  4. Arrest over Leeds shooting
  5. Bradford Army Cadet Force among lifesavers honoured for South Africa rescue
  6. Leeds outdoor market may be reduced to make way for cars
  7. Scarborough's Futurist Theatre's days could be numbered
  8. A hundred years of steel for Sheffield's Betty
  9. Sheffield professor gets funding for breast cancer research
  10. Parking by phone comes to Bradford
  11. Updates on Friday 13 October 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Rob Rose and Nick Wilmshurst

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  2. Our top five stories today

    That's all from us for today, we'll be back on Monday from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire.

    But before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

    1. Three children hurt in schoo car park crash
    2. Arrest over Leeds shooting
    3. Leeds outdoor market may be reduced to make way for cars
    4. Bradford Army Cadet Force among lifesavers honoured for South Africa rescue
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    See you next week.

  3. New £500k West Yorkshire fleet to tackle major flooding

    A new £500,000 fleet of power boats and other response vehicles has been brought in by a fire service to help tackle major flooding.

    Boats

    West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the vessels would provide a "national asset" should a repeat of the 2015 Boxing Day floods occur.

    The investment includes motor boats, VW Transporter vans, trailers, dinghies and other equipment.

    The vehicles will be based at fire stations across West Yorkshire.

  4. 'Largest mechanical puppet' to visit Barnsley

    The largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain will be manoeuvring its way through Barnsley next year as part of its resurrection tour.

    The Man Engine, which is the size of three double decker buses, will rise up in the historical village of Elsecar on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 June 2018.

    The Man Engine

    Barnsley is the only stop where the phenomenal structure will appear in Yorkshire.

    To celebrate its first visit to the North, Elsecar village will host a day and night of family entertainment as it welcomes the arrival of the structure.

  5. Dewsbury family claim armed police targeted wrong house

    A family from Dewsbury has told the BBC they were terrified when their home was raided by armed police last night in what they claim was a case of mistaken identity.

    Zaffar Iqbal

    It happened at 22:00 when the officers shouted through the window and demanded the family open the door. They went inside but soon left the house - staying outside and not letting the family leave according to Zaffar Iqbal.

    Zaffar and Nasreen Iqbal say ordeal went on for four hours, after which they claim the armed officers admitted they'd got the wrong house.

    Quote Message: They started shouting through the window "open the door, open the door, it's armed police, don't make any sudden movements, you'll be shot." from Zaffar Iqbal
    Zaffar Iqbal

    There has been police activity across the road from the Iqbal's house today, four men have been arrested on suspicion of drugs and firearms offences.

    West Yorkshire Police says it was acting on intelligence that there was reasonable suspicion firearms were present at Mr Iqbal's home. The force says it was quickly established there were no firearms and further enquiries were conducted nearby.

    Mr Iqbal says he's made a complaint to the force.

  6. Man accused of killing father and daughter 'panicked' in police interview

    A man accused of killing a Wakefield father and his eight-year-old daughter in a house fire has said he lied to police because he "panicked" when he was interviewed.

    Andrew and Kiera Broadhead

    In a trial at Leeds Crown Court Daniel Jones, 29, is accused of starting the blaze on Ash Cresent in which Andrew and Keira Broadhead died in an attempt to destroy CCTV of a burglary at a house across the road.

    Mr Jones denies lighting the fire at the home and carrying out a raid on the other house.

    It's alleged that he poured petrol through the front door letterbox and set it alight in the early hours of 19 October last year to destroy evidence of him stealing a safe from a friend's house.

    He initially told police he had been asleep at his father's house in Knottingley but when asked about his police interviews in court, he agreed he had been lying.

    The trial continues.

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    Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

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    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J43 for M621 and J42 for M62.

    M1 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on M1 southbound between J43, M621 (Belle Isle) and J42, M62 (Lofthouse), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  8. Council boss 'horrified' over synagogue Swastika

    Leeds' council boss has written a letter of support to a synagogue in the city that was attacked with Nazi graffiti earlier this week.

    Graffiti

    Graffiti was painted or sprayed on to the sign outside the Etz Chaim synagogue on Harrogate Road on Wednesday.

    Leeds City Council Leader Councillor Judith Blake said in her letter : "I was horrified to see the anti-Semitic graffiti that appeared at Etz Chaim earlier this week.

    She added "Anti-Semitism has no place in our society or in our city and I wanted to offer you our full support as we stand together to reject hatred and discrimination in all its forms."

  9. Selby bypass to reopen after three years

    Great news if you were lamenting the fact that part Selby's bypass is closed; the work will to repair it will finish on Sunday!

    Selby

    If you don't live around Selby, at least have a little thought for them as the work has taken North Yorkshire County Council three years to complete.

    The council says they had to install a stress-absorbing membrane so that the ground could support the road surface, which is why repairs have taken so long.

    County Councillor Don Mackenzie said "We are very grateful for the patience of local people during this work and hope they will now be able to reap the benefits.’’

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    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J51 for A6055 Leeming Lane and J50 for A61.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on A1(M) southbound between J51, A6055 (Leeming Bar) and J50, A61 (Baldersby), because of an overturned vehicle.

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

  11. South Yorkshire mayor election to cost more than £2m

    The BBC has learned that the cost of electing a South Yorkshire Mayor next year is expected to cost tax payers more than £2m.

    Earlier this week Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry confirmed that the mayor election will go ahead.

    The cost has doubled from the initial estimate of £1m because each voter will have to be sent a leaflet explaining what the new South Yorkshire Mayor can do.

    BBC Radio Sheffield's political reporter Kevin Larkin explains more:

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    Video caption: The cost of a South Yorkshire Mayor explained
  12. Boy, 15, charged with Barnsley burglaries

    A 15-year-old boy has been charged in connection with two burglaries in Mapplewell.

    Two houses were broken into and a quantity of electronics were taken on Brattice Way between 12 and 13 of August.

    The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been remanded into custody and was due to appear before Barnsley Youth Court today.

  13. Leicester Lions and Sheffield Tigers owner denies match-fixing claim

    The co-owner of Leicester Lions and Sheffield Tigers speedway teams has said match-fixing claims have left him "feeling low about the sport".

    Damien Bates

    The two teams met in the first leg of their promotion/relegation race-off on Monday, with Premiership side Leicester winning 58-32 in Sheffield.

    The big-scoring win led to some fans suggesting the outcome had been fixed.

    "I'm disappointed by how people have reacted. All we do is try our best," Damien Bates told BBC Look North.

  14. Parking by phone comes to Bradford

    You can now pay for parking with your smartphone in Bradford.

    phone and pay

    The city's council has introduced ‘Phone and Pay’ which means users can set up an account linked to a payment card.

    From now on, motorists can pay for parking using their phone, text, an app or online and you'll be able to top up your parking while you shop, eat or whatever you're up to while you're away from the car.

    To set up an account call 01274 751314 or search for the phone and pay parking app.