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By David Ward, Mick Lunney and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. That's all from Tuesday...

    Those are all our updates from across Yorkshire on Tuesday 7 November 2017.

    Want to find out what's happening where you live on Wednesday 8 November? Just click here.

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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J41 for A650 and J40 for A638 Ossett.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J41, A650 (Carrgate) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    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

  4. 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. Jo Cox hero receives George Medal posthumously
    2. Pair jailed as police break Keighley drugs ring
    3. Final stage of York Minster's Great East Window restoration begins
    4. MPs demand more transport funding for the north
    5. Secrets of York's Cold War bunker revealed online

    See you tomorrow.

  5. Science funding 'can regenerate areas'

    Mick Lunney

    BBC Local Live, Sheffield

    A leading academic has told MPs that fairer funding of the sciences could help re-generate deprived areas like Barnsley.

    Richard Jones, who's professor of Physics at the University of Sheffield, says there are big regional differences in the funding of research and development which are holding some areas back.

    He's been giving evidence to the Commons' Science and Technology committee:

    Richard Jones
    Quote Message: If we get to a situation where we think that elite science is something that we do because we can afford it, that's the wrong way round" from Richard Jones Professor of Physics, University of Sheffield
    Richard JonesProfessor of Physics, University of Sheffield
  6. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J32 for M18 and J31 for A57 Sheffield affecting J1 for A631.

    M1 South Yorkshire - Slow traffic on M1 southbound between J32, M18 (Thurcroft) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion on M18 to J1, A631 (Bramley).

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

  7. Keyhole surgery success for children with heart disease

    Jamie Coulson

    Health Correspondent, BBC Look North

    A keyhole procedure that was originally pioneered by doctors in Leeds to treat children with heart disease has for the first time been shown to be more successful than open heart surgery.

    Heart surgery

    The technique increases blood flow to the lungs for new-born babies by propping open a blood vessel that would normally close soon after birth.

    A small plastic tube, called a catheter, is inserted into the groin and guided up to the heart and once in position a small mesh tube, called a stent, is inflated by balloon to hold the blood vessel open.

    By collecting data from hospitals across the UK, doctors have been able to show that babies who have this keyhole procedure stand a better chance of survival than open heart patients.

  8. Envelope update

    Severe congestion: A58(M) West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A58(M) West Yorkshire eastbound severe congestion, at A58 Clay Pit Lane.

    A58(M) West Yorkshire - Slow traffic and one lane blocked on A58(M) Inner Ring Road eastbound in Leeds at A58 Clay Pit Lane.

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

  9. Job cuts loom at Scarborough hospice

    Allan Watkiss

    BBC Radio York, News

    Scarborough's Saint Catherine's Hospice is planning a restructuring which could lead to some job losses.

    St Catherine's Hospice

    In a statement, trustees say they've been operating with a significant financial deficit for a number of years.

    They're consulting on plans which they say could reduce the workforce by five per cent.

  10. Travel update: Tuesday's evening rush hour

    BBC News Travel

    So here we go everyone, it's time to get home and get the tea on, but how long will you have to wait in this evening's tailbacks to get home?

    If you're in Leeds city centre, I'm afraid it's looking a bit grim:

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    And that won't be helped by this:

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    Elsewhere in Yorkshire it's not looking too bad apart from this on the Sheffield/Rotherham boarder:

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  11. Renewed appeal to trace prison absconder

    Anyone who may have seen John Henry Swales is asked to contact DS Louise Sproson from Cleveland Police.

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  12. Northern strike: Advice for train passengers

    Be warned if you travel by train around Yorkshire tomorrow as there's another day of strike action as part of a long-running dispute over driver-only operated trains.


    Northern say that they will operate about 65% of their normal weekday timetable, with the majority of trains running between 07:00 and 19:00.

    But you can expect these services to be very busy, and people who are going to the Meadowhall Christmas Live event are being told to "make alternative travel arrangements for their journey home."

    Arriva Rail North, which manages Northern, said it had hoped to work with the RMT union to resolve the issue, but the RMT say the dispute is about public safety and Northern were "going through the motions".

  13. North Yorkshire Police offer weapons amnesty

    If you've got any unwanted guns or weapons, North Yorkshire Police would like you to hand them in...

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  14. Watch: Yorkshire free-runner takes international title

    BBC Look North

    Teenager Elise Bickley from Sheffield seems to see railings, drops and bars as a challenge rather than as obstacles.

    When the 13-year-old comes across them she becomes alive, using them as props as she goes into twists, spins, vaults and somersaults.

    Such is her skill at Parkour, or free-running, that Elise is now thought to be the youngest women's champion at the Air Wipp Challenge, held recently in Sweden.

    Take a look at her skills.

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    Video caption: Freerunner Elise Bickley win in Sweden 2017
  15. Unwanted armchair makes all the difference

    A woman from Leeds has shared a story on social media of how an old armchair has made all the difference to a man with dementia.

    Old man

    Samantha Kelly posted the above picture on the Leedsface Facebook group after she asked members if they could find a new home for an armchair she no longer wanted.

    In a subsequent post she said the person who came to collect it gave it to their granddad who has recently moved into care home and that he "adores it".

    Samantha said "I am so so happy at how much difference it has made and at this time of year especially near Christmas where some people might struggle."

    Quote Message: "I encourage everyone to try and do something similar no matter how small as it may have such a massive impact on someone else" from Samantha Kelly
    Samantha Kelly
  16. Travel update: Slow traffic in Leeds city centre

    BBC News Travel

    An accident is causing a problem in the centre of Leeds this afternoon.

    The westbound Inner ring road is very congested because of the accident:

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