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Andrew Barton and Oli Constable

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A637 West Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A637 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, from Hardcastle Lane to B6117 Stocksmoor Road.

    A637 West Yorkshire - A637 Bar Lane in Flockton closed in both directions from the Hardcastle Lane junction to the B6117 Stocksmoor Road junction, because of an accident.

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

  2. Army veteran, 99, 'smashes' £500,000 NHS target

    An Army veteran reacted with stunned silence when he heard he had raised more than £500,000 for the NHS.

    Tom Moore said: "Who would have thought that when I set a target of £1,000 a week ago, it could have reached £500,000?"

    The 99-year-old World War Two veteran plans to walk 100 laps of his Bedfordshire garden by Thursday - he has so far walked 70 laps of the 25-metre (82ft) loop.

    He added: "I thank the British public from the bottom of my heart", as you can see here.

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  3. Man chalks house in colours of the rainbow

    William Rose

    BBC Yorkshire

    A man has chalked his entire house in the colours of the rainbow as a special tribute to the NHS.

    Craig outside his rainbow-coloured house

    Craig Pickard, from Maltby in Rotherham, was inspired by the pictures of rainbows in neighbours' windows.

    He said: "I just started doing the wall, then one thing led to another and then I did the whole house."

    The rainbow coloured house

    It took him nearly 16 hours over two days to finish the project.

    Mr Pickard dedicated it to health workers across the country for their efforts during the coronavirus outbreak.

  4. Mattress firm 'working round the clock'

    Pritti Mistry

    BBC News

    A mattress maker says staff are working around the clock to meet increasing demand from the NHS.

    Specialist foam firm GNG Group, which is based in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, is supplying the new Nightingale units and other NHS hospitals. The company says it has received six months of orders in the past week.

    Man wearing a mask pulling a sheet over a mattress

    Bosses described staff as fantastic, saying they have "gone over and above anything we've asked of them" including giving up their Easter weekend "to support our NHS".

  5. NHS nurse dies with Covid-19

    A nurse who worked for over 35 years plastering broken bones has died with coronavirus.

    Kevin Smith

    Kevin Smith died at his workplace, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, after a "brief but courageous battle", said Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

    The trust said Mr Smith, known as Kev by his friends and colleagues, would be "missed beyond all measure" by everyone there.

    Chief executive Richard Parker said he was "utterly heartbroken" and that the organisation's thoughts were with Mr Smith's wife Diane.

  6. Army veteran, 99, raises almost £500,000 for NHS

    Katy Prickett

    BBC News

    An Army veteran raising funds for the fight against Covid-19 said raising almost £500,000 is "beyond my wildest dreams".

    Tom Moore aims to complete 100 laps of his Bedfordshire garden by Thursday, walking with the aid of a frame.

    The 99-year-old initially hoped to raise £1,000 for the "magnificent" NHS, but after the story went public on 8 April more than 23,000 people have donated funds - and the total keeps going up.

    Mr Moore, who served in World War Two, has completed 70 laps of the 25-metre (82ft) loop in his garden in Marston Moretaine. He is taking them on in 10-lap chunks, as you can see here.

    Hannah Ingram-Moore
  7. Moorland fire 'caused by out-of-control barbecue'

    Four men from Leeds have been charged under new legislation enacted to tackle the coronavirus pandemic after about four hectares of moorland went up in smoke.

    Derbyshire Police said the group, who are all in their early 20s, were questioned in connection with the blaze, which happened near the A628 at Woodhead on Good Friday.

    A force spokesman said the fire was believed to have been caused by a barbecue that went "out of control".

    The men are due in court accused of "associating with people other than those in their own household" and making an unnecessary journey.

    Woodhead Derbyshire stock image
  8. Easter bunny 'raising spirits' in community

    Rob England

    BBC News

    Although a difficult time, it's clear many communities are trying to maintain a bit of Easter normality across the country.

    Sarah Robbins and her family were on their way back home from feeding horses in Marsden, West Yorkshire, when they came across the Easter bunny, who presented Ms Robbins' daughter with some chocolate eggs.

    "She really believed he was real," Ms Robbins said.

    "What a lovely kind gesture from a member of our local community, raising spirits."

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  9. Council's cremation restrictions questioned

    A city's MP says government ministers are to intervene in a council's decision to ban mourners from attending cremations.

    The City of York Council had said nobody could attend the site at Bishopthorpe, but later said mourners could stand in the grounds but not inside the chapel.

    York MP Rachael Maskell said government ministers were speaking to the council and that they wanted the local authority to "change its position".

    The council's leader, Keith Aspden, defended the measures saying: "We would not be putting this [set of restrictions] forward unless keeping this service going and making sure that they can work potentially 24/7 if necessary is absolutely vital for wider public health".

    York Crematorium
    Image caption: City of York Council has banned mourners from standing inside the chapel
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    Video caption: This rare white hare was caught on camera at a secret Yorkshire location.
  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J26 for M606 J1 and J25 for A644 Wakefield Road.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J26, M606 J1 (Chain Bar) and J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of an accident.

    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, at J33 for A162.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound at J33, A162 (Ferrybridge Services), because of earlier car fire.

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

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    Severe disruption: A1(M) South Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) South Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, from J37 for A635 Barnsley Road to J38 for A1 J38.

    A1(M) South Yorkshire - A1(M) Doncaster By Pass closed in both directions from J37, A635 (Marr) to J38, A1 (Red House), because of a police investigation.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J34 for A631 Tinsley Viaduct.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of debris on the road. Traffic is coping well.

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