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Summary

  1. Sheffield tree protesters hold vigil at oak tree due for felling
  2. 'No evidence' to suggest boy found hanged had been bullied
  3. Dying daughter calls for Bradford Andrea Dunbar memorial
  4. Questions in Parliament over TransPennine rail electrification plans
  5. Scarborough hit by rising tide of debt, according to new figures
  6. Race hate victims urged to speak out
  7. Sheffield 'carbuncle' wins new award for 'striking' style
  8. Selby bypass fully open again after three years
  9. Life-saving Sheffield teen backs Restart a Heart campaign
  10. Updates on Monday 16 October 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Katie Galbraith and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from Monday...

    Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Monday 16 October 2017.

    Want to find out what's happening where you live on Tuesday 17 October? Just click here.

  2. Our top five 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. 'I'll stay here all week if necessary' - Protester up tree in Sheffield
    2. Strange sun seen across Yorkshire
    3. 'No evidence' to suggest boy found hanged was bullied
    4. Questions in Parliament over TransPennine rail electrification plans
    5. Sheffield 'carbuncle' wins new award for 'striking' style

    See you tomorrow.

  3. Former Sport Minister makes case for Channel 4 to come to Sheffield

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Sheffield has been making the case for why Channel 4 should consider a move to the city at an event in Liverpool today.

    A number of cities have expressed an interest in being the new home for the broadcaster despite its opposition to moving out of London.

    Artist's impression of proposed Channel 4 building in Sheffield

    A consultation into the broadcaster's future was launched after the government carried out an 18-month review of the publicly owned channel, which has more than 800 staff but fewer than 30 based outside the capital.

    Today the Right Honourable Richard Caborn, the Chair of Sheffield's C4 bid, has been making the case at a panel event at Liverpool John Moores University.

    Panel event at Liverpool John Moores University

    The government said it would consider all bids with the broadcaster "to ensure that Channel 4 maximises its delivery of public value."

  4. Victim tells thief to get a job after tablet is stolen

    Someone who had their tablet stolen has seemingly left a cutting message for who ever stole it.

    iPad

    The message on the iPad reads " Hello, thank you for breaking my window. Do you have nothing better to do? You could have better spent your time getting a job."

    Some devices allow people to control them remotely and flash messages up on the screen if they've been stolen.

    It's now ended up in the hands of South Yorkshire Police, after it was handed in to officers in Rotherham.

  5. Bus drivers in Bradford offered sign language lessons

    Bus drivers in Bradford have been offered sign language lessons to help them when deaf passengers want to get on board.

    Bus

    First Bradford approached the Bradford Deaf Community Association so that bus drivers can interact more easily with deaf and hard of hearing customers.

    First say that the charity has been training the drivers over the last month at special workshops.

    The drivers can now tell deaf passengers the times of the day and even explain if there’s a delay in the service and why.

    Quote Message: All of the drivers who attended the workshops were really engaged. By the end of each session most drivers were confident how to sign common phrases." from Christine Harvey Bradford Deaf Community Association
    Christine HarveyBradford Deaf Community Association
  6. 'My life has changed beyond belief' - Sheffield ear surgery patient

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    A surgeon from Sheffield has become the first in the north of England to successfully implant a fully invisible hearing device into the fine bones of a woman's middle ear.

    It has enabled 67-year-old Linda Oxley, a former wine and spirits manager, to hear everyday sounds for the first time in ten years.

    Linda Oxley

    " My life has changed beyond belief. As soon as the implant was switched on I could tell the difference straight away. I could hear traffic, people whistling, dogs barking, even hear the owl at night."

    The Cochlear CARINA device gives 24/7 hearing and can be recharged through an external charger within 30 minutes.

    It's suitable for people who have severe hearing loss and who can no longer benefit from conventional hearing aids.

  7. Three armed men wearing Halloween masks rob Leeds pub

    Police are hunting three men who robbed a pub last night wearing Halloween masks and armed with knives and an axe.

    Woodies Craft Ale House

    The three masked men struck at Woodies Craft Ale House on Otley Road in Headingley just before midnight as staff were closing up.

    They made threats and stole what is being described as a large amount of cash.

    The three men escaped over the back wall of the beer garden and it's thought they may have got away in a black hatchback.

    Quote Message: This was a frightening experience for the staff involved and we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the men leaving the scene.” from Det Insp Charlotte Hails West Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp Charlotte HailsWest Yorkshire Police
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    Severe accident: A629 West Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A629 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, around A6026 Wakefield Road.

    A629 West Yorkshire - A629 Elland Wood Bottom in Elland closed and queuing traffic in both directions around the A6026 Wakefield Road junction, because of an accident and an oil spillage.

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

  9. Travel update: Crash on M621 heading into Leeds

    there's been a crash on the M621 as you head Leeds bound from the M62.

    Crash

    It's closed two lanes between J5 and J4 and traffic is steadily building up back to the M62.

    It will cause you problems if you're travelling from Hull or Sheffield and into Leeds.

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    Severe accident: M621 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M621 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J5 for Tunstall Road and J4 for .

    M621 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic on M621 westbound between J5, Tunstall (Tunstal Road) and J4, Hunslet Distributor, 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

  11. Listen: 'We will support you' - Race hate victims urged to speak out

    Race hate crime victims across York and North Yorkshire are being urged to use Hate Crime Awareness Week to get the support they need.

    Every day this week will see North Yorkshire Police look at a different type of hate crime. Today, it's race hate.

    Supt Mark Khan says if victims do speak out, then his officers are ready to listen:

    Video content

    Video caption: Race hate victims urged to speak out
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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J34 for A631 and J35 for A629 Rotherham.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) and J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe accident: A642 West Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A642 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, at Broadway.

    A642 West Yorkshire - Queuing traffic on A642 Horbury Road in both directions in Wakefield at the Broadway junction, 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

  14. In pictures: Strange skies across Yorkshire

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    The sun is out and it's turning out to be a lovely day across Yorkshire.

    But it didn't start out like that, you can't help but have noticed the strange colour of the sky earlier, like this shot beautifully captured by Anthony Newby on his way to Leeds from York :

    Sun

    It gave people with a good eye for a picture some great material, juts like this one sent into the BBC Weather Watchers from Normanton by user Fastapastor:

    Sun

    As we told you earlier, it was caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia dragging in tropical air and dust from the Sahara as well as debris from forest fires in Portugal and Spain.

    Here was the view in Rotherham from Kerry

    Sun
  15. 'No evidence' to suggest boy found hanged was bullied

    An inquest has heard there was no evidence to suggest that an 11-year-old Bradford boy found hanged in his room was bullied, according to police who investigated his death.

    Asad Khan

    Asad Khan was found by his mother, Farheen Khan, when she broke down his bedroom door at their home on 28 September last year.

    Asad's parents said that they thought he was being being bullied and also expressed concern about suggestions there was a choking game being played at Beckfoot Upper Heaton School.

    His family walked out of a pre-inquest review in August after a dispute with coroner about what evidence he would consider at the inquest, which began in full today at Bradford Coroner's Court.

    Quote Message: There's no evidence to suggest that Asad was being bullied. Several children said they'd initially seen Asad being bullied. When spoken to again, the actions changed and were disproved by other lines of inquiry." from Det Sgt Matthew Holdsworth West Yorkshire Police
    Det Sgt Matthew HoldsworthWest Yorkshire Police
  16. Wind baffles go up around Yorkshire's tallest building

    The first baffles which are designed to cut wind speed around Yorkshire's tallest building are being put into place today.

    Bridgewater Place

    Streets near Bridgewater Place in Leeds have been plagued by high winds since the skyscraper was built in 2007.

    The three "baffles" are to be placed over Water Lane, with part of the road closed until at least 22 October.

    Dr Edward Slaney was killed nearby when a lorry blew over in 2011. A coroner blamed his death on high winds in the area.

  17. Watch: Barnsley team make FA cup history

    FA Cup glory beckons for a team that most people have never heard of, until now.

    Shaw Lane FC from Barnsley are in the FA Cup draw tonight for the first time in the club's history.

    The Yorkshire team from the Evostick Premier Division upset Barrow of the National League (formerly the Conference) 2-1 on Sunday.

    The draw for the first round is at 19:00 and is live on BBC Two.

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