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Summary

  1. Man jailed for Barnsley petrol station hit-and-run
  2. Two bodies found in house near Thirsk
  3. Sheffield tree protesters charged over stand-off
  4. Fears of Dewsbury residents over Shannon Matthews drama
  5. Rotherham MPs who faced false claims say they wanted to clear their names
  6. North Yorkshire fracking camp complaints investigated
  7. Yorkshire cricket coach backs Root for England job
  8. Volunteers needed for Tour de Yorkshire
  9. Live updates on Tuesday 7 February 2017

Live Reporting

By Elly Fiorentini, Oli Constable and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. For today's news

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    But for the latest news, sport, travel and weather on Wednesday 8 February you can click here.

  2. Parents protest outside Sheffield School

    Nick Wilson

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Parents at Carfield Primary in Meersbrook are protesting against what they say is dangerous driving and parking outside the school gates.

    We'll bring you more on this later. 

    Parents preparing for their protest
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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J35A for A616 and J35 for A629 Rotherham affecting J37 for A628 Barnsley.

    M1 South Yorkshire - Queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J35a, A616 (Stocksbridge) and J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. Congestion to J37, A628 (Barnsley).

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  4. Listen: Warning free-range eggs could disappear from supermarket shelves

    Nathan Turvey

    BBC Radio York News

    There's a warning that supermarkets could soon no longer stock free range eggs. 

    Bird flu restrictions means hens still have to be kept inside.  

    One of the country's largest egg producers, who's based at Thirsk in North Yorkshire, has told BBC Radio York that eggs may have to be relabelled as from a "barn."

    Edward Bootham is a Yorkshire-based farmer who is the chair of the Poultry Club. He says the government department responsible needs to raise awareness of the problem among amateur poultry keepers.

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    Video caption: Free range eggs could soon disappear off supermarket shelves warns poultry producer
  5. Matthew Price

    Chief correspondent, BBC Radio 4 Today

    Louise Lumley senior support worker with Age UK Wakefield district and 82 year-old June Lord

    Matthew Price

    Chief correspondent, BBC Radio 4 Today

    Wakefield is seen as a pioneer in helping more patients stay at home and saving the NHS money.

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  6. Watch: Wow! Finale of Our Dancing Town featuring Yorkshire's dancers

    Elly Fiorentini

    BBC Local Live, York

    Did you see the finale of Our Dancing Town on BBC 2 last night? What did you think? It has inspired me to do more dancing. 

    Here are some special moments from the series which was filmed in Barnsley, York, Skipton and Huddersfield.

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    Video caption: The finale of Our Dancing Town which was filmed across four of Yorkshire's towns
  7. Two children and grandmother rescued from Barnsley house fire

    Nick Wilson

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    A grandmother and two children have been rescued from a house fire in Cudworth this morning. 

    Firefighters were called to the fire in the end terraced house on Barnsley Road in Cudworth at 03:00.

    There was a fire in the kitchen and the occupants were trapped in a downstairs room.

    Firefighters from Cudworth and Barnsley attended. 

    The grandmother and two children have been taken to hospital suffering from the effects of smoke.

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    Severe disruption: A1(M) Nottinghamshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    A1(M) Nottinghamshire northbound severe disruption, between J34 for A614 Bawtry Road and J35 for M18.

    A1(M) Nottinghamshire - One lane closed on A1(M) northbound between J34 A614 Bawtry Road and J35 M18, because of barrier repairs.

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  9. Listen: Root a 'natural born leader' - Ballance

    BBC World Service

    Following Alistair Cook's decision to step down as the England Test captain, after a record 59 tests in charge, batsman Joe Root is expected to be next in line to lead the national side.

    Root made his debut against India in 2012 and 54 Tests later he's become one of the world's finest batsmen.

    England's Gary Ballance used to live with Root whilst playing for Yorkshire and he told Stumped's Allison Mitchell that Root's "ready for the responsibility" of being England captain.

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    Video caption: Gary Ballance says Root is "ready for the responsibility" of being England captain.
  10. David Hockney at Tate Britain: Biggest-ever retrospective of artist's work

    More than 250 works by the Bradford-born artist will be on display at the Tate Britain from Thursday.

    A Bigger splash

    Many of the works have been in private collections and not on public display for decades, showing his development from an art student in the 1960s to the present day.    

    A Closer Winter Tunnel
    Quote Message: It has been a pleasure to revisit works I made decades ago, including some of my earliest paintings. Many of them seem like old friends to me now." from David Hockney
    David Hockney

    It has become the fastest-selling and one of largest ever exhibitions in the gallery’s history and visitors will also be brought bang up to date with Hockney's video installations of Yorkshire.

    Video installation
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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, at J26 for M606.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 eastbound at J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of a broken down vehicle.

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  12. Five things you need to know about Tuesday

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    That's it from me today - but major news, sport, weather and travel updates will continue through the evening and night.

    My colleague Elly will be back tomorrow from 06:30 with all the latest for Yorkshire. 

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

    1. It's prison for Barnsley petrol station hit-and-run
    2. Leeds United and Huddersfield Town face FA charges over managers' conduct
    3. Two bodies found in a house near Thirsk
    4. Dewsbury residents' fears over Shannon Matthews drama
    5. Could you help revive the dying art of the mole catcher?

    See you tomorrow.

  13. Woman could hold key to serious assault in Leeds

    Do you know this woman? Police investigating a serious assault in Leeds in the early hours of Christmas Eve have just released this picture.

    CCTV woman

    The woman was seen in an argument with a man.

    A 37-year-old victim who stepped in to the discussion was then assaulted by the man. 

    The victim ended up with a broken jaw and required surgery.

    It happened in Blayds Yard, in the city centre.

    Quote Message: The CCTV images of this woman are very clear and we are hoping she will recognise herself and contact us or that someone will know who she is. from Det Const Andy Smurthwaite West Yorkshire Police
    Det Const Andy SmurthwaiteWest Yorkshire Police
  14. Lorry driver, 70, injured in A1 crash

    A lorry driver, who's in his 70s, has been taken to hospital after a crash on the A1 this afternoon.

    It happened at lunchtime on the slip road towards the A59. 

    The lorry overturned on its side and headed back down the bank towards the main carriageway.

    The driver was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by air ambulance with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. 

    A lane is still closed in the area of the crash.

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J33 for A630 Catcliffe and J34 for A631.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J33, A630 (Catcliffe) and J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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  16. Council tax increase for Sheffield

    Sheffield City Council's planning to put up council tax bills by nearly 5%. 

     It includes a 3% rise specifically to pay for social care.  

    Sheffield

    It works out to an increase of around 87p per week for the average home in the city.

    The council's got to find extra savings of £40m next year - that's on top of £350m cut in the last six years, and it says it could lose 225 jobs next year too. 

    Although we don't yet know the specifics of where the cuts will come - it's unlikely to be in older people's care or children's services - so expect most savings to be in culture, leisure and environmental services.

  17. Tadcaster Bridge to close over weekend as works finish

    At the end of last week there were great scenes in Tadcaster as the nation's media converged and people could once again travel from one side of the town to the other.

    But the work isn't over quite yet.

    Tadcaster Bridge

    North Yorkshire County Council's engineers are returning to finish the job, which will mean the bridge will be closed again on Saturday night into Sunday. 

    Jobs that still need to be done on the bridge include work at the bottom of the bridge and landscaping the river banks.

    Quote Message: The whole nation was able to share last Friday’s wonderful and celebratory occasion and will be remembered in the community for years to come" from Cllr Don Mackenzie North Yorkshire County Council
    Cllr Don MackenzieNorth Yorkshire County Council
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    Severe accident: West Yorkshire both ways

    BBC Travel

    West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between A659 The Avenue and Weeton Lane.

    West Yorkshire - Harewood Bridge, A61 Harrogate Road in Harewood closed and very slow traffic in both directions between Harewood Bridge and the Weeton Lane junction, because of an accident and debris on the road. Diversion in operation - Northbound- turn onto the A659 and then onto the A658. Follow the A658 until the A61 turn-0ff. Southbound, turn onto the A658 and follow it down to the A659. Follow the A659 until the A61 turn-off.

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  19. Listen: New plans for housing market criticised

    The government has set out a series of measures to fix what it calls England's 'broken' housing market. 

    A million new homes are being promised by 2020, with extra help for first time buyers, and more secure long-term tenancies for those who are renting. 

    But Labour's Housing spokesman John Healey, MP for Wentworth and Dearne told the Commons there was nothing new :  

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    Video caption: John Healey