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  1. The Spending Review and Yorkshire

    James Vincent

    Political Editor BBC Look North

    You know what it's like - get the Spending Review document... first thing you do is CTRL+F it for 'Yorkshire'.

    Don't tell me I'm the only one doing that.

    There weren't many returns for that search this time around - but it's not a normal Spending Review.

    The new Levelling Up Fund of £4bn will be open to all parts of the country - meaning the north will have to compete with other places for money.

    Changes to the Green Book, the rules government uses for deciding whether a project is value for money, mean that schemes up here might get another look.

    And we finally got some detail on the Shared Prosperity Fund - the stack of cash designed to replace EU regional development money.

    Towns and cities up here will be looking very closely at how they can get that - having had first dibs on a lot of the money given out by the EU in the past.

    Find out more with the key points from today's announcement here.

  2. Multi-million pound investment for Yorkshire travel planned

    Millions of pounds worth of funding is being promised to Yorkshire for improvements to transport from 2022, the government has announced.

    Cyclists

    The Sheffield City Region, which encompasses South Yorkshire, is getting £171m to improve transport with a new bus rapid transit link, according to the Treasury.

    There's also funding for improvements to the A1 between Doncaster and Darrington near Pontefract.

    In West Yorkshire, £30m is being given to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to pay for active and sustainable travel across Bradford, which includes new cycle lanes.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A630 South Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    A630 South Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, from A6123 Greasbrough Street to A633 St Ann's Road.

    A630 South Yorkshire - A630 Fitzwilliam Road in Rotherham closed eastbound from College Road Roundabout to St Ann's Roundabout, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well. Diversion in operation - Service 22a and 22c diverted via Drummond Street, Doncaster Road and St Annes Road.

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

  4. Search for South Yorkshire volunteers for vaccine trials

    A Sheffield hospitals trust has been chosen to trial the latest Covid-19 candidate vaccine.

    A person with a syringe

    Researchers from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Trust are calling on 330 people in the area to take part in the study which will involve about 30,000 people worldwide.

    The trust is one of 17 places across the country to be selected.

    The phase three study will test the safety and effectiveness of a new two-dose vaccine developed by Johnson & Johnson, the trust said.

    The study will be open to adults living in the Sheffield and South Yorkshire area, irrespective of whether they have had Covid-19 or not.

  5. Yorkshire's Tuesday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    A dull, breezy and generally dry morning with some light rain possible at times.

    The afternoon will see some periods of brightness.

    Tonight will be overcast with outbreaks of rain around midnight:

    Weather graphic
  6. Arrests after man seriously injured in street attack

    Six men have been arrested after a man turned up with serious injuries at hospital in Rotherham.

    Church Street

    The 25-year-old man arrived at hospital on Sunday morning with a fractured eye socket, jaw and cheekbone, as well as with substantial bruising to his body, police say.

    It's thought he was attacked at about 09:00 in Wath upon Dearne town centre.

    Six men, aged between 18 and 58, were all arrested on suspicion of section 18 wounding with intent to do GBH and have since been bailed, according to South Yorkshire Police.

    Officers are appealing for witnesses to come forward, especially a jogger who they believe was in the area at the time.

  7. 'Groundbreaking' cancer research to start in Sheffield

    A dedicated centre for research into mesothelioma, a form of lung cancer, is being launched at the University of Sheffield.

    Asbestos sign

    The UK has the highest incidence of mesothelioma in the world, with 2,700 new cases of the disease - caused in most cases by exposure to asbestos - diagnosed each year.

    The new dedicated centre will be the first of its kind in the country and is being paid for by a national charity, according to the University of Sheffield.

    Professor Angela Mary Tod, from the university's Health Sciences School, said: "Finding an effective treatment or a cure for the terrible disease is obviously the main priority for researchers and clinicians worldwide.

    "But here in Sheffield we are uniquely focused on patients’ experiences in order to drastically improve the support and care they receive.

    "Our groundbreaking work will help to establish the gaps in existing knowledge and also help to identify future research priorities."

  8. New South Yorkshire Covid test site gets under way

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A new Covid-19 testing site has opened in South Yorkshire, in a bid to test more Rotherham residents for the virus.

    Test centre sign

    The testing site at Maltby Lesiure Centre car park is the fourth in Rotherham, with tests available by appointment between 08:00 and 20:00 throughout the week.

    Tests can be booked by visiting the NHS website or by calling 119.

    The seven-bay test site will be able to run 252 coronavirus tests per day, which means it can take over 1,700 tests each week.

    Some parking is available near the site, however local residents are being encouraged to walk to the test site where possible.

    Councillor David Roche, Rotherham Council's member for public health, says: "As part of Rotherham Council’s strategy to combat Covid-19, we are working with the Department of Health and Social Care to make sure we have the sites and the resources available to make sure everyone in Rotherham who needs a test can get one – no matter where they live in the borough."

  9. Yorkshire's Friday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    A chilly and dry start this morning, followed by a cloudy afternoon, with light rain or drizzle.

    This evening will remain cloudy with some light rain, which will ease overnight:

    Weather graphic
  10. Man sentenced after dogs starve to death in crate

    A Rotherham man has been handed a suspended prison sentence and banned from keeping animals for life after his two dogs starved to death in a crate in his kitchen.

    The dogs in their crate

    Stephen New, 34, of Seymour Road, Maltby, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Wednesday charged with one count of causing unnecessary suffering to two boxer dogs.

    It was after RSPCA inspectors were called to his home by police in July following concerns being raised about the welfare of the animals.

    Vanessa Reid, from the RSPCA, said: "They were laid together, tucked up beside a bowl which was on its side.

    "I’m not sure whether it was a food or water bowl, but it had been licked clean."

    Full bags of food were at the property, the RSPCA added.

    New pleaded guilty to the offence and was given a a 12-week prison sentence, suspended for two years, and was ordered to pay £400 in costs.

    He has also been banned from keeping animals for life.

  11. Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    After a cloudy and cold start with some showers, it will become a fine day with sunshine until dusk.

    This evening will be dry with clear spells, followed by a cold night with a moderate south-westerly breeze:

    Weather graphic