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Andrew Barton and Oli Constable

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, from J30 for A616 Worksop to J31 for A57 Worksop Road Sheffield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound from J30, A616 (Worksop) to J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a break down.

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

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, from J31 for A655 to J30 for A642.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound from J31, A655 (Castleford) to J30, A642 (Rothwell), because of a lorry having a tyre changed.

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

  3. Motorists caught doing double the speed limit

    Motorists have been caught driving at more than double the speed limit on roads which are clearer than usual due to the coronavirus lockdown.

    One driver was seen doing 70mph in the 30mph section of Beverley Road in Hull, while another was clocked at 80mph in a 40mph stretch of the city's Roger Millward Way.

    A speed camera sign

    Safer Roads Humber said it had detected a number of drivers doing 100mph or more on the region's motorways, with top speeds of 130mph and 114mph.

    The organisation said it was particularly concerned about the A63 and A15, where average speeds were around 10mph more than the national speed limit.

  4. Police in exercise warning to motorcyclists

    Police have told motorcyclists that going out for a ride does not count as a form of exercise.

    A motorcyclist

    North Yorkshire Police said officers had spotted motorbikes around the county over the past 24 hours.

    The force said going for a ride to get out of the house did not count as an "advised journey" and bikers needed to be sensible.

  5. Hospital equipment being stored at arena

    Sheffield Arena is being used to store hospital equipment during the coronavirus crisis.

    The logo at Sheffield Arena

    Venue bosses have offered to take old beds from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, freeing up storage space as the NHS trust prepares to bring in 1,800 new beds that were ordered before the pandemic.

  6. MasterChef finalist delivers Sunday dinners to nurses

    Adam Smith

    BBC News Online

    A former MasterChef finalist is delivering 300 Sunday dinners to nurses today.

    Matt Healy delivering roast dinners

    Matt Healy has pledged to use his Leeds restaurant to feed more than 1,000 members of the NHS during the coronavirus crisis.

    He has launched a crowdfunding appeal and for every £5 donated, his restaurant will make-up the difference to produce one of his meals.

    Mr Healy has promised to cook, prep and deliver roast dinners every Sunday for as long as the donations continue to come in.

    He said: "We show that we care with food and if we can show our appreciation in this small way, we will.

    "Thanks to everyone so far that has contributed towards us bringing some cracking food to some truly deserving people."

  7. British woman stranded in Australia fears flight home

    A British woman is stuck in Australia and struggling to get home after flights were cancelled because of coronavirus.

    Jeanette Hall

    Jeanette Hall, from Sheffield, fell ill with pneumonia and sepsis after arriving in February and was unable to catch her return flight.

    She has cystic fibrosis and is struggling to get her medication.

    Mrs Hall is hoping to get home soon, but said she was worried about the prospect of travelling during the crisis.

    She said: "I'm really anxious because [planes are] like large incubators full of people, potentially with coronavirus, which is deadly for people who are vulnerable."

  8. Care home 'overwhelmed' with letters after online appeal

    Residents at a care home in Leeds have been "overwhelmed" by the number of letters they have received from complete strangers offering kind words during the coronavirus crisis.

    Care home staff with the letters they have received

    Oakhaven care home put out an online plea asking people to write to residents who were feeling lonely as their relatives had been unable to visit.

    They have received a post bag full of letters, some from as far away as Spain and the United States.

    Manager Vickie Scott said: "I can't believe how many people are interested in our little home."

  9. England cricketer Rashid in 'stay at home' warning

    England and Yorkshire cricketer Adil Rashid has urged people to stay at home to avoid catching coronavirus.

    Adil Rashid

    Rashid has teamed up with Bradford Council to encourage people in his hometown to stay home during the crisis.

    He said: “It’s very important we do that as it so easy to go out there and catch it.

    "And once you catch it, it spreads - and spreads fast."

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    Severe disruption: A6135 South Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A6135 South Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, from A6102 Herries Road to Idsworth Road.

    A6135 South Yorkshire - A6135 Barnsley Road in Sheffield closed in both directions from the A6102 Herries Road junction to the Idsworth Road junction, because of a police investigation.

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

  11. Foodbank uses limousine for deliveries

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A foodbank used a limousine to help deliver 800kg of supplies to people whose resources have been stretched thin during the coronavirus.

    Councillor Paul Turpin and John Beaumont from American Pie Limousines

    Gleadless Valley teamed up with rental company American Pie Limousines on Friday, using a white Rolls Royce to deliver essential packages to those in need in Sheffield.

  12. Disused hospital could reopen to treat virus patients

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A disused psychiatric hospital in York could be reopened to treat coronavirus patients.

    Bootham Park hospital

    York Central's Labour MP Rachael Maskell said Bootham Park Hospital was under consideration if the NHS needed to increase capacity to cope with a high number of seriously ill residents.

    She said: “There could be a very high level of sick people in the city and we can’t see where they are all going to go. We will need serious space."

    The Grade-I listed hospital was built in 1777 and closed in 2015.

    Last year it was announced it would be sold off after attempts to keep it publicly-owned had failed.

  13. Yorkshire national parks urge people to stay away

    North Yorkshire's national parks are urging people to stay away this weekend.

    The Yorkshire Dales

    The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority has told people to heed government instructions and stay at home.

    Visitor centres, car parks and toilets are all closed, while public rights of way remain open for residents to take exercise and shop for essentials.

    North York Moors

    Bosses at the North York Moors have the same message and say they are grateful that people are responding.

  14. War memorial vandalised during lockdown

    Adam Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A war memorial in Leeds has been targeted by vandals during the coronavirus lockdown.

    Damage at Harehills Cemetery in Leeds

    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) said it was "saddened" by the damage at Harehills Cemetery.

    Recently laid turf was ripped up and thrown at the Cross of Sacrifice and a wall bearing the names of the war dead.

    However, no graves were damaged or disturbed during the vandalism, believed to have taken place on Tuesday.

    James King, from the CWGC, said: "At a time when everyone is concentrating on doing their bit to control the spread of coronavirus, it beggars belief that someone would cause wanton damage to a cemetery like this."

    The CWGC is currently in discussions with contractors about how to carry out repairs amid current restrictions on movement.