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Summary

  1. Girl, 16, named as victim of fatal crash in Barnsley
  2. Major blaze sparks Northallerton homes evacuation
  3. Man and woman injured in Leeds police pursuit crash
  4. CCTV appeal after Whitby street brawl leaves two unconscious
  5. South Yorkshire Police applicants must reveal tattoos
  6. Hull to get 8,500-tree wood as part of Northern Forest
  7. Select 'Related Stories' tab for county-specific news
  8. Live updates on Thursday 17 January 2019

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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  1. Talks to resume in bus drivers' pay row

    Further talks will begin later to try to resolve a pay dispute involving Arriva bus drivers in the North East.

    Drivers in Teesside, County Durham and parts of North Yorkshire held a week-long strike earlier this month and are set for a 10-day stoppage from 27 January.

    The drivers are seeking an increase of £1 per hour as the Unite union says they are among the lowest paid among Arriva's national operation.

    However, the company says its pay offer is already generous.

    Two Arriva buses
  2. 'Unexplained' death of missing man found by Barnsley pond

    Detectives investigating the discovery of the body of a man in Barnsley say they are treating his death as "unexplained".

    Kenneth Morse

    Emergency services were called to Smithies Pond at about 08:30 on Sunday, where the body of 56-year-old Kenneth Morse was found. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Temporary Det Ch Insp Simon Palmer says: "We know Mr Morse arrived in Barnsley by public transport on the morning of Saturday 12 January with the intention of attending the Barnsley football match and left the Courthouse Public House at about 10:20."

    Kenneth Morse

    "He was later found with a head injury at about 14:00 in an underpass on Pontefract Road and taken to hospital in Barnsley, but left later that evening. The CCTV image shows him leaving hospital that day."A missing person inquiry was then launched, before his body was found the following morning."

    Anyone with any information which could help the investigation is being asked to contact the police.

  3. Watch: Tuesday's weather forecast

    Owain Wyn Evans

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    It'll be cold and blustery today with sunshine and a few wintry showers plus a yellow "be aware" warning for ice.

    Watch my full forecast here:

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    Video caption: A cold and blustery day with sunshine and wintry showers plus a yellow warning for ice.
  4. CCTV images released after Whitby street brawl

    Police have issued CCTV images of several people they want to speak to following a fight between a group of men in North Yorkshire on New Year's Eve.

    Three men police want to speak to

    It happened on Baxtergate in Whitby at about 18:15 on 31 December.

    Two of the men were knocked unconscious and one was taken to hospital by ambulance, police say.

    They want anyone who recognise the men in the images to get in touch.

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    Severe accident: M18 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M18 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at M1 J32.

    M18 South Yorkshire - M18 lane blocked on exit slip road to M1 and queuing traffic southbound at M1 J32, because of an accident.

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

  6. South Yorkshire Police applicants must reveal tattoos

    A Yorkshire police force recruiting new officers has asked applicants to send photos of their tattoos with their applications.

    Tattoos

    South Yorkshire Police issued guidance to people interested in joining the force as a police constable.

    The Sheffield Star reported that the force said tattoos would "not necessarily" prevent someone from being successful, but there were guidelines around what is and is not acceptable.

    Potentially offensive tattoos, or anything on the face, are not allowed.

    Neither are tattoos on the neck, head, or hands, or facial or tongue piercings.

    Tattoos on forearms or under the collar must not be visible when working with the public.

    The guidance comes from South Yorkshire Police's Appearance and Standards Policy, which states anyone with tattoos, regardless of whether visible to the public or not, must send photographs with their applications.

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    Severe disruption: A167 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A167 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, from High Street to Bullamoor Road.

    A167 North Yorkshire - A167 East Road in Northallerton closed in both directions from the High Street junction to the Bullamoor Road junction, because of building fire which happened yesterday (16/01).

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

  8. Hull to get 8,500-tree wood as part of Northern Forest

    More than 8,000 trees are to be planted in the UK's "least wooded city" as part of the new Northern Forest.

    Wood

    The Northern Forest initiative will see 50 million trees planted alongside the M62 motorway between Hull and Liverpool at a cost of £500m.

    As part of this, native species such as birch, willow and alder will be grown around a cycle track in Hull.

    The land floods during the winter and the city council said the new woodland would help to slow the flow of water.

    The planting is part of a project supported by environmental charity Trees for Cities, with funding from a utility company.

    The charity said Hull was the UK's least wooded city, with only 0.2% of land covered by trees. The average for England is 10%.

    Stephen Robinson, from Hull and East Yorkshire Woods Partnership, said the new woodland was the first part of a series of schemes to support the Northern Forest.

    "We've got a number of projects coming forward with schools across the city and the East Riding of Yorkshire," he said.

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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J41 for A650.

    M1 West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 northbound at J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of a broken down van.

    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, from J39 for A636 Denby Dale Road Wakefield to J40 for A638 Wakefield Road Ossett.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M1 northbound from J39, A636 (Wakefield) to 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: A684 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A684 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, from Quaker Lane to A167 Friarage Street.

    A684 North Yorkshire - A684 Brompton Road in Northallerton closed in both directions from the Quaker Lane junction to the A167 Friarage Street junction, because of building fire which happened yesterday (16/01).

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

  12. Man and woman injured in Leeds police pursuit crash

    A man and a woman have been injured in a police pursuit, where a suspect vehicle crashed into another car in Leeds.

    Church Street, Hunslet

    Police were following a green Subaru 4x4 on Church Street in Hunslet on Tuesday at about 18:40 when it collided with a silver Vauxhall.

    The male driver of the 4x4 was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

    The case has been referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

    Police would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened.

  13. Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today will be cold and windy with sunny spells and the chance of a few snow, sleet or hail showers.

    Any lingering wintry showers will fade away this evening, leaving it dry overnight with clear spells and a widespread frost.

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  14. Teenager killed in Barnsley collision named

    A 16-year-old girl who died following a collision in South Yorkshire has been named by police.

    Macey Frudd

    Macey Frudd, 16, was a passenger in a silver Vauxhall Astra in the early hours of Sunday 13 January, police say.

    The car was involved in a collision with a tree at about 01:40 while travelling in the direction of Dodworth Road on Broadway.

    Ms Frudd was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Three other people travelling inside the car, two men, aged 18 and 19, and a 17-year-old girl suffered minor injuries.

    All three were arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving following the collision.

    The 19-year-old man and 17-year-old girl have both been released under investigation, while the 18-year-old man remains on police bail.

    Ms Frudd's family said: "Macey was a bubbly, fun loving girl who loved life to the full - without her we feel like our world has ended."

    Officers investigating the collision say they are keen to hear from anyone who saw the Astra in the area prior to the collision, or who saw what happened.

  15. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    BBC News Travel

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire today, services seem to be running pretty much to time at the moment.

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

  16. Major blaze sparks Northallerton homes evacuation

    People were evacuated from their homes overnight due to a large fire at a workshop in north Yorkshire.

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    Video caption: A nearby shop and homes have been evacuated due to the blaze.

    Firefighters were called to Northallerton Tyre and Battery Company at about 18:45 last night.

    North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the incident was being "scaled down" at about 22:10 and there had been no reported injuries.

    Customers and staff were earlier asked to leave a nearby Asda store and M&S Foodhall as a precaution.

    A "significant cordon" was put in place in the area due to the risk of exploding cylinders, according to the fire service.

    North Yorkshire Police say people who were evacuated from their homes were taken to a nearby hospital canteen while firefighters tackled the blaze.

    "Most have now returned home but some have been given temporary accommodation by North Yorkshire County Council," the force added.

    Crews are now damping down at the scene but the cordon is expected to remain in place for some time.

    The cause of the blaze is now under investigation, the fire service says.

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    Video caption: A nearby shop and homes have been evacuated due to the blaze.

    A nearby shop and homes have been evacuated due to the blaze.