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By Andrew Barton, Mick Lunney and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. Voice of Bradford: Winner to be announced

    Voice of Bradford

    In just a few hours time we'll find out who has been chosen to become the BBC's voice of Bradford.

    Voice of Bradford

    The process has seen the final three chosen from more than 100 people, with the goal of working for BBC Yorkshire for a year.

    We'll find out who's been selected after 18:00, we'll tell you who it is when we know!

    Let's see who they are (from left to right):

    Christy Sherry

    He says that his love for Bradford "is probably a bit unusual. Maybe even bordering on downright weird".

    Shama Amin

    Shama is a full-time mum. Compared to looking after children, working at the BBC will seem like a doddle!

    Faisal Motin

    He impressed the judges at the auditions with his rap about Bradford.

    Good luck to all three!

  2. In Pictures: Misty reflections of Leeds Abbey Dash

    The colder mornings might be a bit more uncomfortable, but they're very good for producing atmospheric pics.


    Thanks to Trekker Chris for sending this in.

    Chris says he took his picture of the River Aire, at Kirkstall Abbey, early Sunday Morning, as he waited for the runners taking part in Leeds Abbey Dash.

    You can follow his example and send your photos in by simply clicking here.

  3. Fire service anger over attack on crew in Sheffield

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    An attack on fire crew in Sheffield has been met with anger and frustration by the service.

    Crews were called to a number of arson fires in Grimesthorpe last night.

    They say they were met with a volley of objects hurled at their vehicle and that the damage caused meant they couldn't attend other 999 calls.

    Scene of attack
    Quote Message: We are absolutely appalled that our firefighters appear to have been targeted in this way. Attacks like this place the safety of our firefighters, and the people they are trying to protect, at risk." from Tony Carlin Area Manager at South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
    Tony CarlinArea Manager at South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

    M1 South Yorkshire - M1 exit slip road partially blocked southbound at J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Dog rescued after getting trapped at pumping station

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    The look on this spaniel's face tells of its desperate need for help.

    Trapped dog

    Enter South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue who sent a crew from Adwick and Edlington in Doncaster after it became trapped in pipework at a pumping station.

    As you can see the spaniel was soon back to normal life, if safely on a lead again, thanks to their efforts.

    Dog rescued
  6. How Leeds shopping centre keeps it clean

    Ever wondered how the Trinity Shopping Centre in Leeds keeps its glass roof so clean?

    Well the answer's simple, they employ Santa to do it:

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

    M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road southbound at J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Murder denial over body found on moorland in West Yorkshire

    A man's denied murdering 29 year-old Tyron Charles after his body was discovered on remote moorland in West Yorkshire.

    Tyron Charles

    Police found the body five weeks after Tyron Charles was reported missing by his family.

    An inquest last month it emerged he died from a single gunshot to the head before his remains were found near Oxenhope last month.

    Today, 28 year-old James Sutcliffe from Hillcrest Road, Denhome appeared before a judge at Bradford Crown Court via a video link from prison in Hull.

    He entered a not guilty plea before being told he will go on trial on 12 March the next year.

  9. £500,000 for Doncaster birth injury

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    A teenager has been awarded compensation for nerve damage suffered at birth in Doncaster.

    High Court

    The £500,000 award has been made by the High Court in London against Doncaster NHS Trust over the birth at Montagu Hospital.

    The judge heard that the teenager has done well at school and is able to play rugby and is studying at college.

    The Trust denied hospital staff were at fault and today has agreed to the financial settlement.

    As part of the agreement the court has ordered that the teenager cannot be identified.

  10. Focus on China links highlighted at Sheffield conference

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Today's the second day of an international conference in Sheffield looking at business opportunities with China.

    Event poster

    More than 300 delegates from across the world are taking part.

    A range of venues across Sheffield are being used to host the event.

    The city has been forging strong business links with China for some time.

    Quote Message: Chinese partners are a major and growing part of Sheffield City Region’s unfolding success story, with the biggest Chinese investment outside London coming to the city centre earlier this year." from Sheffield City Region
    Sheffield City Region
  11. Victorian stable block opens as York-based college's newest outpost

    A Victorian stable block has reopened as part of a North Yorkshire-based college following a £3.5m renovation.


    The Grade II-listed Central Lodge, built in Stewart Park in Middlesbrough in 1858, has now become the Middlesbrough campus of York-based Askham Bryan College.

    The building will still be linked to animals as courses available at the campus include agricultural and equine management.

    The Heritage Lottery Fund gave £3.2m for the restoration.

  12. Watch: Leeds railway station's new look

    Have you seen the swish new plans for Leeds railway station?

    Take a look here:

    Video content

    Video caption: Plans to remodel Leeds Station are released.

    The images of what the station could look like have been released today - and it's not just the building itself that'll have a facelift.

    Leeds City Council says the city centre road network will be "remodelled" and roads around it will be pedestrianised, with the Dark Arches changed into shops and leisure spaces.

    Quote Message: Leeds deserves the best and that is our committed aim." from Judith Blake Leader, Leeds City Council
    Judith BlakeLeader, Leeds City Council
  13. Charles Bronson's bride: 'We're very similar creatures'

    Paula Williamson describes her fiance as "charismatic, witty and cheeky" - a man who likes llamas and is passionate about his art.

    Paula Williamson

    For most, her soon-to-be-husband Charles Bronson - now called Charles Salvador - is one of the UK's most violent prisoners.

    "It's a marvel we make it work," says Paula, 37, who marries Bronson, 64, in the confines of HMP Wakefield next Tuesday.

    Bronson, a former bare-knuckle boxer who was first jailed for armed robbery in 1974, will not be able to attend his own wedding reception.

    So what brought the couple together and what will their nuptials be like? Click here to find out more.

  14. Watch: Fire started in street amid hundreds of police call-outs in Sheffield

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield News

    This video was shot in the Burngreave area of Sheffield over the weekend.

    Youths started a fire in the middle of a street - just one of hundreds of calls made to South Yorkshire Police about anti-social behaviour around Bonfire Night:

    Video content

    Video caption: Street fire Sheffield
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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J40 for A638 Ossett and J39 for A636 Wakefield.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J40, A638 (Ossett) and J39, A636 (Wakefield), because of a broken down car and recovery work. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    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 closed and slow traffic on M62 westbound between J31, A655 (Castleford) and J30, A642 (Rothwell), because of a broken down van.

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

  17. Watch: 'Riot police' in Leeds deal with firework throwing youths

    Last night "riot police" were sent to two areas of Leeds to deal with youths who had barricaded roads, set fire to bins and had thrown fireworks at the emergency service.

    No-one was injured and no property was damaged at either incident on Harehills Road in Harehills and Queens Road in Hyde Park.

    Officers now say they investigating who was taking part in the disturbances and that they will take "appropriate action" against them.

    These pictures show the extent of disorder officers came up against:

    Video content

    Video caption: Groups of youths threw fireworks and set fire to bins - 'riot police' were sent in
  18. Watch: The spy in the cab? Police HGV helps catch 500 'dangerous' drivers

    An unmarked HGV has helped police in Yorkshire catch more than 500 dangerous drivers in two years.

    The vehicle means officers can see into cabs and spot offenders.

    One driver was filmed checking his phone and driving with one foot up on the dashboard as he travelled from the M18 onto the M62 near Goole.

    Here's a glimpse of how police have been using the lorry:

    Video content

    Video caption: The vehicle means that officers can see into cabs and spot offenders.
  19. Lorry v Bridge - Bridge wins

    A lorry driver in Leeds had to make an embarrassing call this morning:


    The HGV got stuck under a bridge on Globe Road not far from the railway station.

    Police say the Lorry is 16 feet high, but the bridge only offered 14ft 3ins of clearance.

    West Yorkshire Police's traffic officers tweeted "Globe Rd, Leeds - 16’ high HGV vs bridge with 14’3 clearance - what is there to say?"

  20. New flood defence scheme alongside Meadowhall complete

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    Meadowhall Road flood prevention complete

    Traffic is now flowing around Meadowhall in Sheffield after flood prevention works.

    In all £19 million is being spent on measures in the Lower Don Valley.

    The area was badly hit by flooding in 2007 as this image from the time shows.

    The shopping centre itself had to close as is succumbed to flood waters.

    Flooded Meadowhall Road