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By Andrew Barton, Katie Galbraith and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. That's all from Tuesday...

    Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Tuesday 17 October 2017.

    Want to find out whats happening where you live on Wednesday? Just click here.

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A628 South Yorkshire both ways

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    A628 South Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between Summer Lane and A61 Sheffield Road.

    A628 South Yorkshire - A628 Westway in Barnsley closed in both directions between Town End Roundabout and Alhambra Roundabout, because of a police incident.

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

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    Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

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

    M1 West Yorkshire - M1 entry slip road blocked and slow traffic northbound at J46, A6120 (Leeds Colton), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder.

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

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    Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 West Yorkshire - M1 entry slip road blocked and slow traffic northbound at J46, A6120 (Leeds Colton), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder.

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

  5. 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. Jail term for referee assault man
    2. Leeds United players and staff donate pay to boy's cancer care
    3. 'Loving son' teen from Keighley killed by train at level crossing
    4. Last Friday busier than New Year's Eve - Police
    5. Yorkshire's buildings make 'spookiest' list

    See you tomorrow.

  6. Yorkshire actress on Weinstein's 'advances'

    Game Of Thrones star LenaHeadey has claimed Harvey Weinstein was "furious" after she rejected his advances.

    The Huddersfield-raised actress, 44, shared an account on social media of an interaction with the movie mogul, who is facing dozens of allegations of sexual assault by stars across the film world.

    Lena Headey

    Headey said she was left in tears and feeling "completely powerless" after Weinstein attempted to invite her into his hotel room following a breakfast in Los Angeles.

    She also spoke of an earlier incident at the Venice Film Festival when Weinstein made a "suggestive comment" to her which she laughed off.

    She wrote on Twitter: "I was genuinely shocked, I remember thinking, it's got to be a joke, I said something like.. Oh come on mate?!?? It'd be like kissing my dad !!"

    Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment by a number of women in the film industry and an increasing number of Hollywood stars have condemned his alleged actions.

    Through his spokeswoman, Weinstein has "unequivocally denied" any allegations of non-consensual sex after three actresses said he had raped them in an article in The New Yorker.

  7. Winner announced for Downing Street Christmas tree

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    We know you've been on the edge of your seats to find out who has won the right to provide Downing Street with a Christmas tree this year.


    Well we're about to tell you, so if you were planning on watching the highlights later on*, look away now.

    Christmas tree

    Members of the British Christmas Tree Growers Association from around the country brought a manner of festive offerings to Beacon Hill Farm, in Woolley Edge near Wakefield.

    Rob Morgan, from Swansea, was crowned 'Grower of the Year' - and will provide a tree for Downing Street.

    Welford Christmas Trees, from Market Harborough in Leicestershire, won 'Best Festive Wreath' and will provide the adornment for the front door of Number 10.

    *We're pretty sure they don't televise this.

  8. Judge agrees to move Samia Shahid trial

    A judge in Pakistan has agreed to transfer the case of Bradford beautician Samia Shahid to a court away from the town where she died.

    Samia Shahid

    The 28-year-old died in 2016 and is thought to be the victim of a so called "honour killing".

    Her second husband had argued there could not be a fair trial if the case was not moved.

    No one has been charged in connection with her death but her first husband is still in custody - It's not yet known where or when the trial will be heard.

  9. Pizza shop sex couple spared jail

    Craig Smith and Daniella Hirst

    A couple who had sex against the counter of a pizza delivery shop have been given community orders.

    Daniella Hirst, 29, and Craig Smith, 31, were captured on CCTV in a Domino's shop in Scarborough in February.

    Hirst, of Bridlington, pleaded guilty to outraging public decency and Smith, also of Bridlington, was found guilty in his absence in September.

    Magistrates in Scarborough said the couple had come "very close to going to prison".

  10. Arrest over anti-Semitic graffiti at Leeds synagogue

    A man's been arrested after a synagogue in Leeds was daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti.


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

    Officers say a man was arrested in connection with the graffiti and also in connection with anti-Semitic remarks made to a member of security staff at the Synagogue a day after the attack.

    The Community Security Trust (CST), a charity working against anti-Semitism and racism, said:

    "As you might expect, such vile graffiti in a prominent location in the heart of the Jewish community has caused widespread upset and concern."

  11. Police search for Skipton woman is 'matter of urgency'

    Police have issued an urgent appeal to try to find a woman from Skipton:

    Abigail Fox

    Abigail Fox, 31, was last seen in Skipton town centre on Saturday afternoon and she hasn't been in contact with her family of friends since.

    She hasn't withdrawn any money from her bank account or used any of her social media accounts since her disappearance.

    Police say that they need people to come forward with any information "as a matter of urgency" - she was wearing a grey jumper with a black bomber jacket, dark leggings with a white pattern, and black loafer shoes with gold buckles.

  12. Exclusive: Last Friday busier than New Year's Eve - Police

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    West Yorkshire Police say that last Friday they took more 999 calls than they did on New Year's Eve - traditionally the busiest day of the year for the force.


    The force say they can't put their finger on exactly why there was such a high volume of calls but suggest that the good weather may have had an impact.

    Their figures show that 1,642 calls were made to the 999 service on Friday, compared to 1,621 on 31 December 2016 - They say on Friday they were taking 100 calls an hour from 16:00 to midnight.

    West Yorkshire Police said they are keen to remind people that 999 is for emergency use only and people can contact them online for less urgent matters.

    Quote Message: The increase in demand could be due to a number of reasons, but the good weather may have had an impact and demand started slightly earlier than what it usually does." from Tom Donohoe West Yorkshire Police
    Tom DonohoeWest Yorkshire Police
  13. Competition to supply Christmas tree to Downing Street

    It may only be the middle of October, but Christmas preparations are already underway in West Yorkshire.

    Its because today is a big day for Christmas tree growers.

    Christmas trees

    They're competing in Wakefield, at Beacon Hill Farm, to decide who will get the honour of having their tree outside 10 Downing Street over the festive season.

    For Christmas tree growers it's the most important honour of the year, to have your tree standing outside the door of number 10 over the festive season.

    Trees will have been nurtured for more than 10 years to reach competition height of between 1.4m and 2.2m from base to tip.

    They'll be judged on their foliage, colour, shape and what is described as marketability.

  14. Travel update: Yorkshire in the evening rush hour

    BBC News Travel

    Here's your first peak at the rush hour traffic home, on the roads it looks like Leeds is fairly snarled up:

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    There are problems on the M62 between J31 and J30 westbound in the roadworks with one lane blocked causing this depressing looking scene:


    On the trains though it's a slightly happier story tonight than it was this morning:

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    Everywhere else in Yorkshire's looking what may be described as "peachy".

    Let us know if your experience is otherwise.

  15. Sheffield teenager meets Prince Harry at award ceremony

    Katie Galbraith

    Local Live, BBC Sheffield

    Sheffield teenager Olivia Windle was picked from hundreds of nominations across the country to win the Inspirational Young Person of the year at the WellChild Awards.

    Wellchild is a national charity for seriously ill children.

    The 16-year-old from Killamarsh has Juvenile Batten's Disease which has robbed her of her sight and is attacking her ability to move and speak. The teenager was nominated by her mum Michelle Windle.

    Last night she and her mum met Prince Harry as they picked up her award at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.

    Killamarsh teenager Olivia Windle
    Quote Message: The spirit shown by these young people who have so deservedly won these Wellchild Awards this evening humbles all of us." from Prince Harry
    Prince Harry
  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J31 for A655 and J30 for A642.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M62 westbound between J31, A655 (Castleford) and J30, A642 (Rothwell).

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