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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, from M1 J32 to J1 for A631 Bawtry Road.

    M18 South Yorkshire - All traffic being temporarily held and a vehicle fire on M18 northbound from M1 J32 to J1, A631 (Bramley).

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

  2. M1 coach crash: Heavy delays as carriageway remains closed

    These are the current pictures from the M1 junction 30 where a coach was in collision with a car earlier this afternoon.

    The northbound carriageway remains closed and there are currently 90-minute delays in the southbound direction:

    Scene at M1 J30

    Traffic stretches 10 miles back to J28, with an average speed of 7mph.

    It is not yet known whether there are any injuries as a result of the collision.

    Police are carrying out an investigation.

    scene at M1 J30
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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

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

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

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

  4. M1 coach crash: Police investigation continues

    The M1 J30 northbound (Worksop/Sheffield South) is to remain closed while police conduct inquiries into an earlier crash involving a coach and a car, Highways England says.

    Police have advised drivers to go slow in the southbound direction which is causing heavy congestion towards Aston:

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    Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, from J37 for A628 Whinby Road Barnsley to J36 for A61 Barnsley South.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M1 southbound from J37, A628 (Barnsley) to J36, A61 (Barnsley South), because of an accident.

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

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J35 for A629 Cowley Hill Rotherham.

    M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and heavy traffic northbound at J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. M1 coach crash: Northbound to remain shut

    Part of the M1 northbound in South Yorkshire will remain closed until early evening after a coach was in collision with a car.

    The incident happened by junction 30 (Worksop/Sheffield South) at about 13:00.

    Southbound has been opened, but traffic is slow.

    Emergency services are still at the scene and motorists have been advised to avoid the area:

    View more on twitter
  8. Man jailed for 'horrific' dumbbell assault

    A man's been jailed for 18-years after being found guilty of seriously assaulting his neighbour with a dumbbell in South Yorkshire.

    SYP

    Gary Wilson, 42, of Crown Avenue, Cudworth, near Barnsley, appeared before Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday, where he was found guilty of Section 18 wounding.

    The court heard how, at about 21:30 on 23 July 2018, emergency services were called to Crown Avenue, where they found a 57-year-old man with life-threatening head injuries.

    Police say he was taken to hospital to receive treatment, where he was placed in an induced coma and treated for multiple skull and facial fractures, as well as a bleed on the brain.

    PC Kyle Fowler investigating said: “The victim was subject to a brutal and horrific assault by Wilson, one of his neighbours.

    “When we attended the scene, multiple witnesses told us Wilson attacked the victim with a dumbbell, striking him several times in the head, before throwing the weight into some nearby bushes.

    “The injuries to the victim were so severe this could easily have turned into a homicide investigation and the length of sentence passed today reflects the gravity of this offence.”

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    Severe accident: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 Derbyshire - Stationary traffic on M1 northbound from J30, A616 (Worksop) to J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of all traffic being temporarily held and an accident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M18 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J3 for A6182 Great Yorkshire Way.

    M18 South Yorkshire - M18 exit slip road partially blocked southbound at J3, A6182 (St Catherines), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    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, from J31 for A57 Worksop Road Sheffield to J30 for A616 Worksop.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M1 southbound from J31, A57 (Sheffield) to J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down car.

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

  12. Warning not to approach wanted Rotherham man

    A man wanted in connection with assault, criminal damage and threats to kill offences, is being sought by police in South Yorkshire.

    Lewis Parker

    Officers say Lewis Parker, 25, is believed to visit the Kimberworth Park, Thurcroft and Maltby areas of Rotherham.

    Police want anyone who sees him or knows where he might be to contact them.

    But they've warned: "If you see Lewis, please do not approach him."

  13. Concerns raised of Christchurch copycat attack

    A former counter-terrorism expert has expressed concerns far-right extremists in the county could try and imitate the Christchurch mosque shootings in which 50 people were killed.

    Christchurch police officer

    Speaking anonymously to the BBC the man, who used to work for the Home Office, said far-right extremists were seeking to target communities in Yorkshire.

    He said: "Since what happened in Christchurch I think Muslim communities in the UK are now at greater risk of being targeted by perverted far-right, ideologies.

    "The far-right is becoming more organised because of the internet, the problem isn't going away and the number of people subscribing to far-right ideologies is increasing."

    Shahab Adris is from MEND (Muslim Engagement and Development), which works to raise awareness of Islamophobia.

    He says: "We've seen, over the last three or four days, there have been a number of attacks against Muslims and Muslim mosques already after Christchurch.

    "We've come across parents who are explaining to their children not to go out after dark and young women who used to go out on their own, now going out in groups.

    "We are witnessing a change of behaviour in Muslims."

  14. Check your Yorkshire rail journey

    BBC News Travel

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire this morning, most services appear to be running to time.

    For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

  15. Teenage scooter rider seriously hurt in Barnsley crash

    A teenage boy has suffered serious injuries after his scooter was in collision with a car in Barnsley.

    COMMON ROAD

    The 17-year-old boy was travelling on a white scooter on Common Road at about 13:45 on Wednesday afternoon.

    The scooter swerved to avoid a red 4x4 travelling in the opposite direction and then collided with a parked car.

    The boy remains in a serious condition in hospital.

    Officers are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or who saw a red 4x4 in the area at the time.

  16. Disabled man called 'chuff nut' by Sheffield carer

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A home care worker has been criticised after saying "Ey up chuff nut" to a disabled man.

    Hands

    A relative of the man highlighted the carer's language as part of a report into home care in Sheffield.

    Independent body Healthwatch said families wanted care workers to improve their communication skills, especially when looking after those with dementia.

    The watchdog said firms needed to be clear on how they vetted and recruited employees.

    The woman who complained about the term directed at her relative said it would be a beneficial if his care workers spoke to him differently.

    The comments are part of a wide ranging report by Healthwatch, which has gathered the views and experiences of users of home care and relatives, says the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

    It said families wanted to see more general dementia training and specialist training in other areas, such as physical disabilities, mental health and long-term health conditions such as diabetes.

  17. Watch: Learning to read again after brain surgery

    Oli Constable

    BBC Yorkshire Live

    A woman from Sheffield who had to learn to read again after having a brain tumour has published her own book.

    Sue Jones, from Woodseats, found out she had a tumour in September 2014. Three days later, she had surgery removing it.

    Her recovery included learning to tell the time and learning to read and write again.

    Using mainly children's books to start with, the mum-of-one learned the skill all over again - and has since published a book about her experience:

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    Video caption: Sue Jones had to learn to read again using children's books after a brain tumour.