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Summary

  1. Updates on Tuesday 14 February 2017

Live Reporting

By David Ward, Claire Renwick and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from Tuesday...

    Those are all the updates from Tuesday 14 February 2017.

    If you want to get the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across Yorkshire for Wednesday 15 February, just click here.

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    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M62 West Yorkshire - Three lanes closed and slow traffic on M62 westbound between J26, M606 (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: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  4. Rikki Clarke has rejoined his first county Surrey, from Warwickshire

    With the 2017 county season here, keep up to date with the latest signings, departures and rumours ahead of next season.

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  5. Our five top stories today

    Well that's all from us for today, we'll be back tomorrow from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire. 

    Breaking news updates will continue throughout the night, but before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories: 

    See you tomorrow.

  6. UKIP's Paul Nuttall admits he did not lose 'close friends' at Hillsborough

    UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has admitted that past claims that he lost "close personal friends" in the Hillsborough disaster were incorrect.

    Paul Nuttal

    He told Liverpool's Radio City he was not responsible for statements on his website in 2011 and 2012 claiming this.

    He told the station it was "someone he knew" who had died in the 1989 tragedy.

    The MEP, who is standing in the Stoke Central by-election, said those casting doubt on whether he was at Hillsborough that day were "cruel and nasty".

  7. Man remanded over death of Harehills man

    A 34-year-old man accused of murder has appeared at Leeds magistrates court today. 

    Bartlomiej Dedek was charged last night over the death of a man in the Bexley Mount area of the city. 

    Leeds Magistrates remanded Mr Dedek in custody ahead of an appearance at Leeds Crown Court on Thursday.

  8. W-otter stunning picture!

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    This is a picture of an otter, you've probably seen one before but keep reading because this could be a very rare otter:

    Otter

    The otter was spotted in the River Aire in Leeds city centre this afternoon.

    Now I'm no wildlife expert, but I have a feeling this might be a very rare sighting. The man who sent it in, James Willson, says that he's not seen one in the Aire since 2006!

    I've called Yorkshire Wildlife Trust to find out a bit more about their appearances in the city, I'll let you know what they say.

  9. Do you recognise this man? - child approached in Halifax park

    Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him after a four-year-old boy was approached in a park in Halifax. 

    Efit

    The incident happened on 1 February in Crow Wood Park. 

    A woman had taken her boy to the park to play and as she was getting something from her handbag, a man approached the boy and tried to lead him away.

    Luckily the woman looked up at the right time and shouted at the man and he ran away.

    Quote Message: Clearly this incident has caused great distress to the child's mother and to the young boy who was thankfully unhurt." from Det Const James Taylor West Yorkshire Police
    Det Const James TaylorWest Yorkshire Police
  10. Yorkshire in pictures: Sun comes out across the region

    It's been a glorious day across Yorkshire, finally some sunshine and no need for those double thermal underpants.

    To celebrate, here's a selection of lovely pictures sent into BBC Weather Watchers from across the region. We start in Newmillerdam near Wakefield:

    Newmillerdam

    And then to Royston near Barnsley

    Royston

    Finally here's Whitby Abbey looking amazing:

    Whitby Abbey
  11. Northern want your pictures from today's steam rail journey

    If you're the sort who lives for retweets and more followers then here's a golden opportunity...

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  12. Chance to live the dream for some Blades fans

    Sheffield United supporters could have the chance to live at the club's ground, if plans for a new development at Bramall Lane go ahead.  

    Development

    At the moment the space it would occupy, the Cherry Street / Shoreham Street Corner is used as car parking.

    The plans, which have been unveiled today, would also bring a new club shop and other retail outlets. 

    Quote Message: The corner site we are developing could fulfil a dream for some of our supporters." from Simon McCabe Sheffield United director
    Simon McCabeSheffield United director
  13. Armed gang forced way into house

    Police are appealing for more information after five men armed with weapons forced their way into a house near Dewsbury.

    Bevor cres

    The attacks was on Sunday night on Bevor Crescent Heckmondwike.

    The thieves demanded money and stole the victim's white Ford Transit van.

    Quote Message: Thankfully the victim of this incident was left uninjured, but understandably very distressed by these suspects forcing entry into his home." from Det Oliver Coates West Yorkshire Police
    Det Oliver CoatesWest Yorkshire Police
  14. Listen: Meeting Sheffield's baby makers at Jessop's

    Paulette Edwards

    Presenter, BBC Radio Sheffield

    As part of BBC Radio Sheffield's NHS Week, I've been to meet the team at the Assisted Conception Unit at Jessop's hospital in Sheffield.

    They help couples with fertility problems.

    Head Embryologist, Rachel Cutting, gave me a tour of the lab:

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    Video caption: Paulette Edwards visits the Assisted Conception Unit at Jessops
  15. Concerns over people disregarding bird flu rules in our region

    BBC Look North

    East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

    People are deliberately ignoring rules to stop the spread of bird flu and putting millions of chickens and turkeys at risk in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. 

    That's according to farmers, who want any evidence that birds are being allowed to roam outdoors to be handed to the authorities.

    Birds

    Already thousands of birds have died after three outbreaks in the last few weeks.

  16. Public meeting to discuss Keighley waste incinerator

    Michael Henderson

    BBC Radio Leeds

    Campaigners worried about a planned waste incinerator near Keighley will hold a public meeting tonight.

    Incinerator site

    Proposals for the plant at Thwaites were approved by councillors last week.   

  17. Man approaches two 12-year-old girls in Leeds

    A man who asked two 12-year-old girls if they wanted a lift and then went on to make inappropriate comments is being searched for by police in Leeds.

    Carlton

    The incident happened yesterday lunchtime on Stainton Lane in Carlton.

    Police are looking for a white Ford Transit van with the registration PK56 SVU with ladders on the roof. 

    After he made the comments he drove off in the direction of Main Street.

    Quote Message: The two girls are obviously very upset about this and this was a busy time of day on a busy road." from Det Insp James Entwistle West Yorkshire Police
    Det Insp James EntwistleWest Yorkshire Police
  18. Distraction burglary on 95-year-old woman in Sheffield

    Thieves stole money from a 95-year-old woman in Sheffield by claiming she needed work doing in her garden.

    Daisy Walk

    The theft happened yesterday morning on Daisy Walk in Beighton when the woman answered the door to a man who claimed that some cables needed to be laid in her back garden.

    They then both went into her garden, police think the man left her front door ajar. He then kept her talking and then suddenly left.

    When the woman went back to her house she discovered a quantity of cash missing. 

    The man is described as white, in his 30s, about 5ft 7ins tall and of medium build.

    Quote Message: Most people who come to your door are genuine, however it’s unfortunate that some do come with the intention of tricking their way into your home to steal from you." from PC Gareth Bryant South Yorkshire Police
    PC Gareth BryantSouth Yorkshire Police