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By Andrew Barton and Joe Townsend

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

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    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, from J29 for M1 J42 to J28 for A653 Dewsbury Road.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed on M62 westbound from J29, M1 J42 (Lofthouse) to J28, A653 (Tingley), because of emergency repairs.

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

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    Severe accident: A631 South Yorkshire both ways

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    A631 South Yorkshire both ways severe accident, from B6093 Cross Street to B6060 Morthen Road.

    A631 South Yorkshire - A631 Bawtry Road in Hellaby closed in both directions from the B6093 Cross Street junction to the B6060 Morthen Road junction, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: A653 West Yorkshire both ways

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    A653 West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, at Burton Road.

    A653 West Yorkshire - A653 Dewsbury Road in Hunslet closed and it's slow in both directions at the Burton Road junction, because of a police investigation.

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

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    Severe accident: A1 South Yorkshire northbound

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    A1 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, from A638 Wakefield Road to B6474 Went Edge Road Wentbridge South.

    A1 South Yorkshire - A1 partially blocked and queues northbound from the A638 Wakefield Road junction to Wentbridge South, because of an accident.

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

  5. Watch: Firefighter proposes during passing out parade

    A firefighter in West Yorkshire has proposed during the service's passing out parade.

    After being officially welcomed to the service, firefighter James emerged from behind his fellow trainees with a bouquet.

    He then dropped to one knee and asked partner Helena to marry him - she said yes, by the way:

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  6. Yorkshire theatres up for top stage awards

    Theatres in Sheffield and Leeds are in the running for several major stage awards.

    Lyceum

    Sheffield Theatres - which includes The Crucible, The Studio and the Lyceum (pictured) - has been nominated for the Regional Theatre of the Year award and the Achievement in Technical Theatre award by The Stage.

    Robert Hastie, artistic director of Sheffield Theatres, said: "These nominations are a testament to all the brilliant people who make Sheffield Theatres what it is."

    Meanwhile, Leeds Playhouse - which reverted to its original title in 2018 ahead of a £15.8m revamp - has been nominated for the Theatre Building of the Year award.

    Winners will be announced in January at a ceremony at the Royal Opera House.

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J33 for A630 Catcliffe to J32 for M18.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and queues on M1 southbound from J33, A630 (Catcliffe) to J32 M18, because of a break down.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J31 for A57 Worksop Road Sheffield to J30 for A616 Worksop.

    M1 South Yorkshire - Lane closed on M1 southbound from J31, A57 (Sheffield) to J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a break down. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

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    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, from J28 for A653 Dewsbury Road to J27 for M621.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and queues on M62 westbound from J28, A653 (Tingley) to J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of an accident, fog and rain. Congestion to M62 J31 / A655 / Normanton Interchange (Castleford).

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

  10. Musical memorial marks trawler tragedy 50th anniversary

    A new piece of music created to mark the 50th anniversary of Hull's triple trawler tragedy will be performed in the city for the first time this weekend.

    Trawlers

    An Anchor for the Soul, which blends two traditional seafaring hymns, is a tribute to the 58 men who died at the start of 1968 when three trawlers - The St Romanus, Kingston Peridot and Ross Cleveland - sank within weeks of each other.

    The deaths sparked a group of women, dubbed the Headscarf Revolutionaries, to improve safety standards.

    Andi Cook, who created the work, says: "It was really important to me to get it just right and to make sure every note was as good as I could possibly make it.

    "It was just as much a tribute to the people who went on after and fought the battle for better conditions, as it was a memorial for those we lost."

    The City of Hull Band will perform the work at Hull Minster on Sunday evening.

  11. Description of machete-wielding Harrogate robber issued

    The description of a man who threatened a woman with a machete in Harrogate before robbing her has been issued by police.

    Costcutter, Skipton Road

    It happened at the rear of Costcutter on Skipton Road at about 18:45 on Saturday, according to North Yorkshire Police.

    Officers investigating the incident say they've issued descriptions of both the suspect and victim in the hope of jogging the memory of anyone who could help with the investigation.

    The suspect is described as white, with dark hair and wearing a dark, sky blue jacket and dark trousers.

    Officers say the victim is about 5ft 1in tall, with long blonde hair and was wearing sandy coloured trousers with the braces hanging down and a black jacket with a fur hood.

    Police say say: "In particular we're looking for a woman with a double or triple pushchair and dark hair who walked past the location just before the victim was threatened."

    Anyone with information about the incident is being urged to contact police.

  12. Doncaster's Yungblud makes BBC Sound of 2020 longlist

    A Doncaster-born singer is being tipped for success on BBC Music's Sound of 2020 list.

    Yungblud

    Yungblud, 22, is one of 10 rising acts featuring on the longlist alongside DIY musician Beabadoobee and Dublin rock band Inhaler, fronted by Bono's son Elijah Hewson.

    Now in its 18th year, the Sound of... list showcases the hottest new artists for the coming year.

    Past winners includes Adele, Sam Smith, Years & Years, 50 Cent, and Sigrid.

    It is voted for by 170 music critics, broadcasters and DJs, as well as former nominees such as Billie Eilish, Lewis Capaldi and Chvrches.

    Yungblud is the most high-profile name on the 2020 longlist, with 11 million monthly listeners on Spotify - more than all the other artists combined.

    Born Dominic Harrison, he's positioned himself as the voice of a generation, singing about topics like sexual assault, corporate greed, anxiety and "the underrated youth".

    "I never want to be predictable," he told the BBC earlier this year. "If people know what I'm going to do next, then I'm completely shafted."

    The winner will be revealed in January.

  13. Witness appeal after man seriously assaulted in Halifax

    Police in Halifax are appealing for witnesses after a 42-year-old man was seriously assaulted by someone wielding what police believe was a bottle.

    Ward's End

    The man was involved in an "altercation" with a group of men in a takeaway in Wards End at about 04:30 on Sunday, according to West Yorkshire Police.

    He walked to a nearby taxi rank where he was struck over the head and was left needing 10 stitches.

    Police say other incidents are believed to have happened in the local area at around the same time, but it's unclear if they're connected.

    Officers are asking anyone who saw what happened, or anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage, to get in touch.

  14. Army crew takes on 3,000-mile Atlantic rowing challenge

    Four soldiers from Harrogate's Army Foundation College have set off in a bid to row the Atlantic Ocean.

    Crew

    They're due to start from the Canary Islands on the 3,000-mile challenge - the first time an Army team has entered the annual Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

    The crew is one of 30 teams attempting the voyage, which follows the ancient trade routes from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to Nelson’s Harbour in Antigua.

    The all-male crew (pictured left to right: Capt Alex Walsh, Pte Kian Helm, Capt Chris Hames and Lt Colonel Rich Hall MBE) is raising money for the Armed Forces Charity.

    They're the third North Yorkshire team to take on the challenge in recent years.

    In 2016, four women from the county became the oldest all-female crew to complete the crossing.

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    Video caption: General election 2019: #DogsAtPollingStations in North Yorkshire

    Rocco, Digby, Barney and Úber accompanied their humans to polling stations in Harrogate and North Yorkshire.