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By Andrew Barton, Oli Constable and Adam Smith

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M621 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M621 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J6 for Balm Road.

    M621 West Yorkshire - M621 lane closed on entry slip road westbound at J6, Balm (Belle Isle Road), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  2. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, from J44 for A639 Leeds South to J45 for A63 Pontefract Lane.

    M1 West Yorkshire - M1 partially blocked northbound from J44, A639 (Leeds South) to J45, A63 (Leeds Cross Green), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M621 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M621 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J7 for A61.

    M621 West Yorkshire - M621 exit slip road partially blocked and queuing traffic eastbound at J7, A61 (Stourton), because of a police incident.

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: West Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between Moor Road and Chantry Drive.

    West Yorkshire - Hangingstone Road in Ilkley closed in both directions between the Moor Road junction and the Chantry Drive junction, because of a serious fire.

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

  5. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J50 for A61 and J49 for Ripon Road Thirsk.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) southbound between J50, A61 (Ripon) and J49, Ripon (Thirsk), because of a vehicle fire. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J29 for M1 J42.

    M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on exit slip road eastbound at J29, M1 J42 (Lofthouse), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J31 for A57 Worksop Road Sheffield.

    M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J35 for A629 Cowley Hill Rotherham to J34 for A631 Tinsley Viaduct.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J35, A629 (Rotherham) to J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, from J25 for A644 Wakefield Road to J26 for M606 J1.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 eastbound from J25, A644 (Brighouse) to J26, M606 J1 (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

  10. University proud of gay rugby team formed by lecturer

    A Hull academic has made his employers proud after starting the city's first gay rugby team.

    The Hull Roundheads

    Dr David Eldridge, who is a senior lecturer in American studies, founded the Hull Roundheads, described as the city's "first male inclusive rugby team".

    Writing on Twitter, the University of Hull today said it was proud of "their strides towards transforming attitudes within sport and the gains they are making against homophobia".

  11. Julia Mulligan criticised over anti-bullying measures

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    North Yorkshire's Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has been hit with fresh criticism with claims she failed to implement measures to prevent bullying in her office.

    Julia Mulligan

    Julia Mulligan had been given a series of recommendations to follow after a panel ruled she had displayed "bullying behaviour" towards members of staff.

    But seven months on, members of North Yorkshire’s Police, Fire and Crime Panel say they are disappointed she by her response to their “recovery plan”.

    A meeting at County Hall in Northallerton heard that in November, she had agreed with the panel to follow-up on its six recommendations.

    She was supposed to respond within 21 days to the recommendations, which included surveying staff over bullying in the workplace, undertaking a management course and appointing a mentor.

    The commissioner received reminders in January and April but did not reply and it was only last week, just hours before the meeting, that the panel received brief responses.

    Deputy chairman, Cllr Peter Wilkinson told her: "I have to express disappointment on behalf of the sub-panel that we issued this report in October and the first time we have had a meaningful response to the recommendations was yesterday evening."

    After being asked about the delay, the commissioner replied that with senior officers now in place in her office, there were now suitable staff to progress the recommendations.

  12. School children 'drugged off their faces', meeting told

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Drug dealers are targeting children outside a South Yorkshire school, with a parent saying children as young as 12 were "drugged off their faces", a meeting was told.

    Penistone Grammar School

    Students at Penistone Grammar School are involved in the drug dealing, a public meeting was told, something the principal at the school denies.

    There had been "no reports at all" of pupils in school being unfit through drugs or dealing on the premises, principal Paul Crook said.

    “I could name ten, what we call dealers, who are targeting vulnerable children in Penistone. We have shared them with the police", Mr Crook told the meeting.

    But he denied claims posted on Facebook of drug problems affecting pupils at the grammar school.

    Penistone doesn't have a "huge problem" with drugs though, according to South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings.

    “Part of the frustration with drugs is that often names are known", he said.

    "The ones we really have to get at are the suppliers, they are the ones responsible for gangs, grooming and county lines”.