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  1. Man hit with wheel brace by car-jackers

    A man was hit over the head with a wheel brace in an attempted car-jacking in Bradford.

    Police

    It happened last Saturday on Woodroyd Road.

    The 39-year-old man was sat in his grey Range Rover, when two men came up to his car and opened the driver’s door.

    The pair, who are thought to be in their mid-teens to early 20s, demanded the car keys.

    The driver refused and was then hit on the head with a tyre brace.

    He received hospital treatment for a cut to his head.

  2. This evening's weather

    BBC Weather

    Daytime showers should ease away this evening to leave plenty of dry weather tonight with some clear spells.

    Weather
  3. House of Fraser landlord has new hope for building

    The landlord of the House of Fraser building in Hull has said it wants to "create an exceptional landmark mixed-use building" when the store closes in Hull.

    Earlier today it was revealed the business will definitely shut, and a sign on the the store window confirms the date as January 2019.

    Sign on House of Fraser building confirming closure date

    The firm which owns the building has now said it's committed to its redevelopment and wants this to mirror the recent rejuvenation of Hull city centre.

    The landlord adds that it will be working closely with the city council, and it hopes to be in a position to offer staff at the current House of Fraser new jobs with new tenants in the future.

    Hull's House of Frasier
  4. Social work student inspired by her time in foster care

    A Lincolnshire student, who spent her childhood in foster care, has been talking about her decision to become a social worker.

    Courtney Tyrrell addressed a group at the Caring2Learn awards in Grantham today.

    The even saw 24 schools and 16 foster carers recognised for their support and dedication towards looking after children in the county.

    Courtney, who is now in her third year at university, moved in with her foster parents when she was 7.

    She says it was a happy time:

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  5. School run bus stop ban for Halifax sex offender

    A sex offender has been given a nationwide ban from visiting bus stops and shops during the school run after breaching a court order.

    Kevin Shutt

    Kevin Shutt, 69, was ordered to stay away from the locations after repeatedly flouting the terms of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order.

    Bradford Crown Court heard Shutt, from Halifax, breached the order five times by approaching children in the street.

    Shutt, who admitted the offences, was jailed for two years and four months.

  6. Quadru-plod? Police dog sniffs out stolen quad bike suspect

    A suspected quad bike thief has been found hiding under a table in a garden after a late-night farm theft.

    Police dog

    The theft happened at a farm in Clapham, near Ingleton, at 03:00 yesterday.

    Afterwards a man in a silver VW Passat was found in "suspicious circumstances" nearby but drove off, according to officers.

    The vehicle he was driving then crashed into a wall and was abandoned.

    Quad bike and police

    A 23-year-old man, from Bradford, was eventually sniffed out by police dog Dixon at about 04:30.

    He was hiding under a table in a garden nearby.

    He was arrested on suspicion of theft of the car, the theft of the quad bike and going equipped for theft.

    The stolen quad bike, along with another, also suspected stolen, were found dumped in a field later that morning.

    The man remains in police custody.

  7. Gross misconduct hearing for Lincolnshire Police officer

    A gross misconduct hearing for a Lincolnshire Police officer will be held next Friday.

    It is alleged Sgt Stuart Mumby-Croft, based in Grantham, broke professional standards by using the police systems for inappropriate purposes.

    The hearing will be held at the Lincolnshire Police Headquarters in Nettleham.

  8. Travel update: 10-mile queues on M62

    BBC News Travel

    Queues on the M62 towards Manchester have subsided slightly.

    An earlier accident near Huddersfield has now been cleared.

    There are still 10-miles of queues heading westbound however, from the M1 all the way to junction 27 on the M62:

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  9. Sheffield road closures for weekend race

    There are a number of road closures in Sheffield city centre this weekend ahead of the Sheffield 10k run.

    The route of the 10k

    Thousands of runners will take to the streets for the run, which starts and ends on Arundel Gate in town.

    Upper Hanover Street, St Mary's Road, Arundel Gate, Charter Row, Ecclsesall Road, Rustlings Road, Graham Road, Riverdale Road, Endcliffe Vale Road, and Brocco Bank are all expected to have road closures in place.

    Organisers Run For All say some roads may be closed from 04:00 until 16:00, but most closure will run from 08:30 until 12:15.

  10. Yorkshire MPs react to PM's EU statement

    Prime Minister Theresa May has said the EU must treat the UK with "respect" in Brexit negotiations.

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    Video caption: Theresa May on 'two big problems' in UK-EU negotiations

    In a statement at Downing Street she said for EU leaders to reject her plan with no alternative at this "late stage of negotiations" was "not acceptable".

    Yorkshire's MPs have been reacting this afternoon.

    Labour Wakefield MP Mary Creagh has likened events to her school days:

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    The Conservative MP for Pudsey, Stuart Andrew, was a little more supportive of the Prime Minister.

    He said: "I think the statement is bang on.

    "To just reject without a decent alternative is just not on."

    However, the Labour MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge, Angela Smith, used the speech as an opportunity to call for a second referendum:

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  11. Travel update: A62 crash causes bus disruption

    BBC News Travel

    The police incident on the A62, which has closed slip roads on the M62 at junction 27, is also having an affect on public transport:

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  12. Sheffield independent traders market

    A market in Sheffield this weekend aims to showcase some of the city's best local independent businesses.

    Fargate Sheffield

    A Taste of Independent Sheffield will bring together independent traders, producers, makers and artists.

    It's being held in the Peace Gardens and on Fargate and will open from 10:00 on both Saturday and Sunday.

  13. Imps' Joan Luque joins Bromley on loan

    It has just been announced that Lincoln City midfielder Joan Luque has joined Bromley on loan.

    The Spaniard, who scored on his debut against Blackburn Rovers, is linking up with the National League Club on a short-term deal.

    Luque
    Quote Message: The plan is for him to play some games, he’s come into the club and done great, he’s a boy with top end quality who can score goals and create goals. But he needs to play, and with the team playing so well his chances have been limited and we want to make sure he has a run of games." from Danny Cowley Lincoln City manager
    Danny CowleyLincoln City manager
  14. Police incident on M62 leaves motorists with 13-mile queue

    More now on an incident on the M62 this afternoon.

    Police have closed both main roundabouts off junction 27 of the M62 this afternoon, causing a 13-mile queue westbound.

    Police incident

    The police have closed the road beneath the main M62, the A62, after a serious crash.

    One twitter user said: "For anyone thinking of travelling to Leeds via Birstall, I strongly recommend you choose an alternative route! I’ve been stuck here for 30+mins."

    In a separate incident, three cars have crashed further towards Manchester at junction 25.

    That means people coming off the M1 and heading towards Manchester have a 13-mile queue ahead of them.

    Highways England have just issued this information:

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  15. Police incident closes M62 slip roads

    We're not sure what's going on near Birstall this afternoon, but it has caused long tailbacks on the M62.

    All we know at present is that the closure is due to a "police led" incident.

    As soon as we have an update we'll let you know:

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  16. Watch: Brexit concerns grow for Lincolnshire expats

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May has said the EU must treat the UK with "respect" in Brexit negotiations.

    Her comments come after after EU leaders said Mrs May's Chequers plan would not work, at a summit in Salzburg.

    The latest development won't address the concerns of people from Lincolnshire who now live elsewhere in the EU.

    There's already an agreement that UK citizens abroad will have their rights protected, the same applies to EU nationals living in the UK.

    However, that would only apply if a Brexit deal is reached and some expats are worried:

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    Video caption: Expats from Lincolnshire are confused about what will happen after Brexit.
  17. Hull bin collection days to change

    Bin collection days in Hull will be changing next month in a move that could potentially affect up to 50,000 homes.

    Recycle bins in Hull

    Hull City Council says it has made the changes to ensure its collection crews are working most effectively.

    The authority adds the new schedule has taken into account rush hour times, properties that have been demolished, and new growth areas in the city.

    Waste and recycling information packs will be delivered next week to notify residents how the changes affect them.

  18. Cute orphan hedgehogs to cheer up your Friday

    Need a cute hedgehog fix on a Friday?

    Of course you do, so we've found this bit of good news, courtesy of the Wildlife Orphanage near York:

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  19. Health boss urges people to get flu jabs

    Lincolnshire's director of public health says the threat of a flu pandemic is high and people should be vaccinated.

    Flu

    Derek Ward is urging all employers to pay for their staff to have the flu jab.

    He says the only way to protect vital services and businesses is for as many people as possible to be vaccinated.