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  1. Our five top 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.

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

    1. Mother of boys killed by father backs safety campaign
    2. Doncaster girl in hospital with stab wound
    3. Anger over rat droppings on East Coast train
    4. Club's licence revoked after threats of firebombing
    5. How much snow are we going to see?

    See you on Monday.

  2. Fifty arrested in drink driving campaign

    Fifty people have been arrested for drink driving in West Yorkshire since police launched their annual drink driving campaign a week ago.

    Drink driving

    West Yorkshire Police say that 58% of those arrested have been charged and now could face a lengthy driving ban.

    Of the 50 arrested eight people were taken into custody for drug driving and four were aged over 65.

    Most of the arrests were made last weekend with Leeds having the highest number of those taken into custody overall.

    Quote Message: It’s quite startling that so many people have been arrested so far this December as we haven’t yet had many of the ‘busy’ celebration weekends." from Sgt Gary Roper West Yorkshire police
    Sgt Gary RoperWest Yorkshire police
  3. Man wanted after armed robbery in Sheffield

    Police are asking for help in identifying this man.

    Officers want to talk to him about an armed robbery at a Co-op on Birley Moor Road in Sheffield in October.

    CCTV image

    Just after 20:00 on 25 October two men, who were thought to be armed with a hammer, went into the shop and threatened customers and staff before damaging the till and making off with cigarettes.

    Nobody was hurt but staff were left shaken and distressed.

  4. Warning to stay away from Yorkshire seafronts

    North Yorkshire Police and HM Coastguard are advising people living at or visiting the coast to stay away from seafront areas for their own safety.


    Forecasters are predicting that the normal high tides at this time of year could be increased by the after effects of Storm Caroline.

    They say there's potential for strong waves to come over the top of seawalls and onto seafront roads.

    Pedestrians are advised to stay away from seafront areas such as piers, promenades, seawalls and beaches.

    Motorists are advised to not drive through flood water and adhere to any road closures that may have to be put in place.

  5. Man hands himself in after assault

    A man has been arrested after a man was left blind in one eye following an assault in June.

    Police renewed an appeal over the incident earlier this week.


    The 29-year-old man was arrested when he handed himself in at a police station morning.

    The assault happened in the Hunslet area of the city on 4 June.

    The arrested man is currently in custody.

  6. Travel update: Major delays in Leeds

    BBC News Travel

    If you are in Leeds and were looking forward to a trouble free journey home..

    All we can say is we feel for you:

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  7. Sinead Wooding death: Man accused of 'controlling' wife

    A woman accused her husband of controlling her in the hours before she was killed, a jury heard.

    Sinead Wooding

    Akshar Ali told Leeds Crown Court his wife Sinead Wooding drunkenly harangued him before storming out of a friend's kitchen and vanishing.

    He said despite calling and texting her phone he never saw her again.

    Mr Ali, 27, of Scott Hall Road, Leeds, and Yasmin Ahmed, 27, of Reginald Mount, Potternewton, both deny murdering 26-year-old Ms Wooding.

    The trial continues.

  8. Free bike scheme wins international recognition

    A cycle scheme that aims to give every child in Yorkshire access to a free bike has won an international award at a ceremony in Monaco.


    It's the first time a project from the UK has been successful at the annual Peace and Sport Awards.

    The Yorkshire Bank Bike Library scheme was launched as a legacy of the Tour de France in Yorkshire in 2014.

    Anyone can donate their unwanted bikes at one of the county's 62 donation stations.

    Bikes are then repaired if necessary and made available for people to borrow completely free of charge from one of the bike libraries across Yorkshire.

    Quote Message: To win is true recognition of the amazing work the bike libraries are doing for the community.” from Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire
    Sir Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire
  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J39 for A636 Wakefield.

    M1 West Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road and slow traffic southbound at J39, A636 (Wakefield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  10. Campaign against sex offences launched

    South Yorkshire police have launched a campaign, #Full Stop, to try to stop sexual offences.

    They're highlighting the consequences of not getting proper consent.


    Detective Chief Inspector Craig Jackson, said:

    “We want people to enjoy themselves, but to remember that choices they make while enjoying the festivities could have an impact on the rest of their life - if you’ve been talking to someone in a bar or shared a taxi with them, don’t read too much into it, it doesn’t mean they want to go any further. If they say no at any point or can’t give their full consent, that means no."

  11. Man wanted by police in Wakefield

    Do you know where this man is?

    Gary Potts

    Police are trying to find 34-year-old Gary Potts who is wanted on recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence.

    He is known to have associates in the Altofts, Normanton and Castleford areas of Wakefield.

  12. Warrington sign Castleford Tigers back-rower

    BBC Sport

    Warrington have signed back-row forward Luis Johnson on a four-year deal from Castleford for a £45,000 transfer fee.


    Johnson, 19, never played a first-team game for Castleford but has represented England up to under-19 level.

    "We were attracted to him by his powerful attacking skills, along with his strong, aggressive defence," head coach Steve Price said.

    "Luis will be a great addition to the 2018 squad and we still have the potential to bring in one more player."

  13. Teenage girls bailed after stabbing in Doncaster

    Two teenage girls who were arrested yesterday evening on suspicion of wounding, have been released on bail by police.

    A 15-year-old girl was left with stab wounds to the stomach after an incident near the play area on Jenkinson Grove in Armthorpe, Doncaster on Thursday evening.

    She's still in hospital with what are described as non-life threatening injuries.

    Jenkinson Grove

    Inspector Mark Payling for the East Neighbourhood Policing Team said:

    “I want to offer my reassurance that we are treating it with the utmost priority to be able to understand the circumstances and put sufficient measures in place."

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M606 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M606 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at M62 J26.

    M606 West Yorkshire - M606 lane closed on entry slip road from the roundabout northbound at M62 J26, Chain Bar, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  15. Weather: How much snow are we going to see?

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    We're due a dolloping (official term) of snow over the weekend - but how much?

    Well, at the moment it looks like we could see some of the white stuff on Sunday into Monday.

    Here's how it's looking:

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    Video caption: Owain Wyn Evans gives us the latest on the wintry conditions we've been hearing about