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By Andrew Barton, Folarin Sagaya and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. Watch: Man with MND abseils 100ft underground

    A father-of-two with advanced Motor Neurone Disease has abseiled more than 100ft underground.

    Jason Liversidge, 42, from Rise near Hull, said the descent into Lancaster Hole in the Yorkshire Dales was his wife Liz's idea, and he is not a fan of small spaces.

    Here's a few highlights of his trip a long way down:

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    Video caption: An East Yorkshire man has overcome Motor Neurone Disease to reach a cave 100ft underground

    You can see Jason's story on BBC Inside Out Yorkshire and Lincolnshire at 19:30 on BBC One tonight.

  2. Offenders could be used to tidy up seaside town

    Offenders could be used to tidy up and carry out maintenance in Withernsea.


    The town council will be asked to agree to the scheme at a special meeting this evening.

    They'll be asked to sign up to the Town SMART programme, which is designed to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour through a number of strategies.

    A mechanism would also be introduced to make sure antisocial neighbours were dealt with swiftly.

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    Severe disruption: M180 South Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M180 South Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J1 for A18 Tudworth Road and J2 for A161.

    M180 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M180 eastbound between J1 A18 Tudworth Road and J2, A161 (Woodhouse), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Ski village eviction process continues

    A group of New Age travellers, who live on land at Sheffield's former ski village, are expected to go before the courts today as part of an ongoing eviction hearing.

    A colourful caravan

    There are big plans to redevelop and reopen the site at Parkwood Springs as an extreme sports venue.

    The scheme is supported by Sheffield City Council.

    Caravans and vans on the site

    Twenty-nine people living below the former site on Vale Road were issued with an eviction notice in January.

    Sheffield Ski Village opened in the 1990s, but has been derelict since a fire in 2012.

    The travellers have lived there for more than 10 years.

  5. New Rotherham education centre 'exactly what area needs'

    Rotherham's first dedicated centre offering degree courses could have a big impact on the town's economy, according to the director of the new site.

    The new UCR building

    The University Centre Rotherham opened two weeks ago.

    It offers degree courses accredited by Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Hull.

    Director Jana Checkley says Rotherham is a great area for the new centre.

    "This is absolutely what it needs and it's giving the community what it deserves.

    "I love Rotherham, it gives back to the community that has already given us so much."

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    Video caption: Hull Train catches fire at Grantham

    Hull Train catches fire at Grantham on Friday.

  7. Search for Leeds man with 'significant head injuries'

    Police are trying to locate a man who sustained a suspected head injury after being hit by a taxi in Leeds.

    shattered car windscreen

    It happened in the early hours of Sunday morning on Dewsbury Road, according to police.

    The man left the scene after being hit by the vehicle.

    A helicopter was deployed to look for him but failed to find him.

    The man, thought to be in his 20s, is described as a white male, 5ft 8ins, with brown hair.

    It's thought he walked along Dewsbury Road towards Leeds city centre after being hit.

    Officers say they want to trace him urgently to ensure he's not badly injured.

    Quote Message: A witness described him as having a significant head injury. That, combined with the damage to the vehicle, leads us to believe he needs immediate medical attention." from James Entwistle West Yorkshire Police
    James EntwistleWest Yorkshire Police
  8. Watch: Hull Train carriage fire

    Hull Trains has apologised after all its direct services between Hull and London were cancelled today.

    It's after a carriage caught fire on Friday in Grantham.

    This footage was taken by Paul Rusling:

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    Video caption: A carriage caught fire in Grantham on Friday night
  9. £400,000 plans to charge Wakefield electric cars

    New rapid charging points for electric vehicles could be installed across a West Yorkshire city under new plans.

    Juice point

    Councillors in Wakefield are looking at putting almost £400,000 towards a new network.

    They hope it will encourage residents and businesses to consider switching to electric vehicles.

    The government wants the majority of cars on our roads to be electric by 2040.

    It has already outlined plans to put charging points into new streetlights.

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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, from J39 for to J40 for .

    M1 West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 northbound from J39, Durkar to J40, Flushdyke, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe accident: A6068 Lancashire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A6068 Lancashire both ways severe accident, from School Lane to Moss End Lane.

    A6068 Lancashire - A6068 Keighley Road in Laneshaw Bridge closed and queuing traffic in both directions from the School Lane junction to the Moss End Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, from J46 for B1224 to J47 for A59.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A1(M) northbound from J46, B1224 (Wetherby) to J47, A59 (Allerton Park), because of vehicle tyre change.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J36 for A61 to J35 for A629 Cowley Hill.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J36, A61 (Tankersley) to J35, A629 (Thorpe Hesley), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  14. Police harassment warning to Father Ted writer

    The co-creator of Father Ted has been given a verbal warning by police for alleged harassment following a row on Twitter with a transgender woman.

    Graham Linehan

    Graham Linehan was told by West Yorkshire Police not to contact Stephanie Hayden.

    She reported him for referring to her as a "he", and for tweeting the names she used before transitioning.

    Miss Hayden, 45, is now suing the writer.

    Mr Linehan, 50, told the BBC he is also considering taking action against her.

  15. Watch: Spine straightening trials

    Children in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire are some of the first in the world to join a pioneering medical trial to correct spinal deformities.

    Dr Lee Breakwell is using the method - said to help reduce pain - to help correct scoliosis at Sheffield Children's Hospital.

    Aleisha Darban, 6, from Lincolnshire, is one of just 17 children across the world taking part in the trials:

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    Video caption: Child scoliosis: Cable ties used in operations
  16. Yorkshire's weather

    BBC Weather

    It'll be cloudy and fairly windy through much of the day, but it should stay dry.

    Through the afternoon, some sunny spells will develop.

    Some spells of early evening sunshine are possible, but in general, a dry but rather cloudy and fairly windy night is expected.

    Weather graphic
  17. East Yorkshire train alterations and delays

    BBC News Travel

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire today there are currently no serious delays or cancellations in northern, southern and western parts of the county.

    However, in the east there are some delays and cancellations.

    Hull Trains say there are a number of alterations today due to faults on two trains.

    As a result they are running a reduced service.

    Click this link to follow the alterations and to find alternate travel arrangements.

    For all the latest live updates from Yorkshire's main railway stations, click on the links below:

  18. Sheffield stabbing: One of two men injured dies

    A man has died after he was stabbed in a street in Sheffield two weeks ago.

    Walkley Lane

    The 31-year-old was one of two men stabbed in Walkley Lane, Hillsborough, just after midnight on 23 September.

    He was taken to hospital and died on Sunday morning, South Yorkshire Police said.

    The second man, a 29-year-old, was taken to hospital but released shortly afterwards.

    A 24-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder.