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Jim Addyman, Ronan Sully and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J42 for M62.

    M1 West Yorkshire - M1 lane blocked on entry slip road southbound at J42, M62 (Lofthouse), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Video caption: Footage is released of a car linked to an attack on a pensioner killed after a robbery.

    Footage is released of a car linked to an attack on a pensioner killed after a violent robbery.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J22 for A672 and J23 for A640.

    M62 West Yorkshire - An accident and a rolling road-block on M62 eastbound between J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J23, A640 (Huddersfield).

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

  4. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J51 for A1.

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) exit slip road partially blocked northbound at J51, A1 (Leeming Bar), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  5. Our top five stories today

    Thanks for being with us today. Live updates will continue throughout this evening and tonight. 

    Before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

  6. Dewsbury suspicious death victim named

    A 32-year-old man who died after being found with serious injuries in Dewsbury on Friday has been named by police as Jonathan Binns of Ings Crescent.

    Mr Binns was found in The Town, Thornhill, Dewsbury, after police were called at about 20:40 on Friday.

    He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries. 

    A total of nine people aged between 16 and 20-years-old, all from Dewsbury, have been arrested in connection with the death of Mr Binns.

    All nine have been released on bail pending further enquiries, police say.

  7. Yorkshire's weather forecast

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Tonight it'll cloud over with rain, locally heavy, spreading from the southwest and a minimum temperature of about 4C (39F).

    Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with showers or longer outbreaks of rain, possibly wintry for a time mainly over highest ground.

    Becoming very windy, with a Met Office amber "be prepared" warning in place with widespread severe westerly gales developing.

    Weather graphic
  8. Traffic and travel: Bricks cause bother on A19

    BBC Travel

    If you're on the A19 near York at the moment, you might want to find an alternative route:

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  9. Happy ending for Leeds dog abandoned on Valentines Day

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    There's a happy ending for a dog left scared and alone in Leeds on Valentine's Day.


    The one-year-old crossbreed was found tied to a gate at East End Park in Cross Green, with a note round her neck saying "I am Lara". 

    Now, I'm pleased to report that someone's come forward to offer her a new home. 

    Quote Message: A family came up at the weekend to meet her and fell in love." from Amanda Wrigg Leeds Dogs Trust
    Amanda WriggLeeds Dogs Trust
  10. Skipton fraud investigation: Do you know this man?

    Detectives in North Yorkshire are asking for people's help in identifying a man shown in a CCTV image who they want to talk to as part of a fraud investigation.

    CCTV image

    A fraudulent cheque for £3,600 was cashed at the town's NatWest Bank on 11 April 2016.

    The following day, an attempt to cash another cheque, this time for for £8,800, was made, but failed.

    Officers are appealing for anyone who can help identify the man in the CCTV image to contact them.

  11. Arson theory over 16,000-hay bale blaze in Doncaster

    Arson is now thought to be the cause of a major blaze at a farm near Doncaster which started last night and which firefighters are still tackling.

    Hay bale fire in Doncaster

    Fire crews were called to the blaze at Bay Villa Farm on Sorrell Lane at Fishlake at about 19:00 on Tuesday evening. They found about 16,000 hay bales well alight.

    It's thought firefighters could now have to stay at the site for up to a week.

    Simon Rogers, from South Yorkshire Fire Service, says: "We do think the fire may have been started deliberately. We've had fire investigations carried out last night and today and that's looking like the most probable cause."

  12. Listen: Sheffield air raid to be investigated - over 100 years later

    A project in Sheffield has been awarded just over £28,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to investigate the city's first ever air raid.

    The Sheffield Zeppelin Study Group focuses on the September 1916 airship attack which killed and injured nearly 50 people and left the city traumatised for years to come.

    Those involved in the project hope to find out the reasons the city was so unprepared for the attack, and discover more about families of the people killed and injured.

    These people witnessed the event themselves, and back in 1981 they told a Sheffield Archives team what it was like:

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    Video caption: Memories of 1916 Sheffield zeppelin raid
  13. Petition launched to return 'racist' T-shirt to Primark stores

    Sheffield Star

    A petition has been launched to return a "racist" Walking Dead T-shirt to Primark stores after a Sheffield Methodist minister's complaint saw the garment pulled from shelves.

  14. CCTV appeal over bus stop attack

    Police in Doncaster investigating an assault on a 14-year-old boy last month have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

    CCTV images

    The boy was attacked at a bus stop in Urban Road, Hexthorpe, at about 08:25 on Tuesday 31 January. He suffered a minor head injury which didn't require hospital treatment.

    A number of other children were also at the bus stop at the time but were not injured, police say.

    Detectives believe the man pictured could hold vital information and want anyone who recognises him to get in touch.

  15. Campaign to save Yorkshire Dales bus service

    An online crowdfunding campaign which was set up to help save a North Yorkshire bus service made famous when it featured on a BBC "slow TV" show has now reached £400.

    Country Bus

    The volunteer-run Northern Dalesman "Country Bus", which links Richmond to Swaledale and Hawes, featured in the BBC 4 programme All Aboard! The Country Bus, which last year attracted about one million viewers.

    The Yorkshire Dales Society, which funds the service, is trying to raise £3,000 to ensure it can continue.

    Society member Colin Speakman says it's not just a service for local residents: "It's good for the area. It brings visitors in and visitors spend money. So, it's helping the area economically."

  16. Police launch gun and knife amnesty in West Yorkshire

    A knives and gun amnesty's been launched by West Yorkshire Police today, in a bid to remove them from the county's streets.


    The campaign's backed by father-of-three Christopher Wright, who was left fighting for his life after being gunned down on the doorstep of his Leeds home in April 2010. 

    He spent weeks in intensive care and lost his business and almost his family home.

    Police say a similar scheme last year led to 150 bladed and offensive weapons and 80 guns being handed in.

    Quote Message: Our lives were devastated by what happened and I would not want that to happen to any other family. I would urge them to support the weapons surrender." from Christopher Wright Victim of gun crime
    Christopher WrightVictim of gun crime