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  1. Storm Doris: Train delays for Yorkshire passengers
  2. Police make fourth arrest over Sheffield fatal shooting
  3. Man arrested after two women stabbed and seriously injured in Huddersfield
  4. West Yorkshire motorist with 62 penalty points legally allowed to drive
  5. Police investigating the death of pensioner Tommy Ward from Maltby make appeal to find killers
  6. Leeds officially starts bid to become European Capital of Culture 2023
  7. Updates on Thursday 23 February 2017

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By Jim Addyman, Ronan Sully and Nick Wilmshurst

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Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J32 for M18 and J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J32, M18 (Thurcroft) and J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, 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 an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Lewis Cook

Leeds United are the ninth Championship side beaten in the Capital One Cup first round as they lose on penalties to Doncaster.

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Severe disruption: A6178 South Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A6178 South Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between Ferrars Road and Temple Road.

A6178 South Yorkshire - A6178 Sheffield Road in Tinsley closed in both directions between the Ferrars Road junction and the Temple Road junction.

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

Our five top stories today

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

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. 

Updates on breaking news will continue through the night, but before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today: 

  1. Storm Doris causes some disruption on rail journeys
  2. Police make fourth arrest after fatal shooting in Sheffield
  3. Knife point robbery on mother as children played downstairs in Leeds
  4. TV quiz contestant  faces rape retrial
  5. Leeds officially launches bid for Capital of Culture in 2023 

See you tomorrow.

Huddersfield railway cat: Book published today

Jim Addyman

BBC Local Live

Today sees the publication of the remarkable true story of Felix The Huddersfield Railway Cat.   

Felix the Huddersfield Railway Cat

The feline is a cat who is becoming something of a local legend

So much so that she's already got a Twitter account with thousands of followers.

Felix the Huddersfield Railway Cat
Penguin Books

The book is actually written by Kate Moore but I'm assured that Felix has proof-read what is described as the true tale of a close-knit community and it's incredible bond with a very special cat. 

Broken down van cause of delays in Leeds this morning

Stuck in queues getting into Leeds this morning?

This broken-down van on Marsh Lane is thought to have been the main cause.


The stricken vehicle meant that some were facing delays of up to 40 minutes coming into the city from the motorways. 

Queensbury man missing for more than a month

A man from Queensbury has been missing for more than a month, today police have released CCTV images of his last known movements. 

West Yorkshire Police

Craig Alderson, 44, was last seen on Friday 20 January and has not been in touch with any friends or family. 

The CCTV images are from Chapel Street and show Craig holding a laser measuring device in his hand.  

We hope that releasing these new images might jog someone's memory. We are increasingly concerned for Craig's welfare."

Det Ch Insp Chris Gibson West Yorkshire Police
Asa Hall

National League club York City sign midfielder Asa Hall from League Two Cheltenham Town on an initial 28-day loan deal.

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Long waits at Leeds railway station

The trains have been thrown into chaos today because of storm Doris, leaving thousands of travellers in Leeds stranded on platforms tonight.

This is the scene at Leeds station right now:

Leeds Station
Tanya Goode

There are reports that Leeds station is very busy with some passengers reportedly waiting for a train for several hours.

Network Rail say that long distance services are subjects to delays:

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Cancer recovery group needs volunteers

Can you help?

A service in Sheffield which helps women and teenagers recovering from cancer is at risk due to a shortage of volunteers.

Look Good Feel Better  offers make up lessons with a qualified beautician to patients who've been receiving chemotherapy, radiotherapy and other cancer treatments.

Dance yourself dizzy

Jericho Keys

Reporter, BBC Radio York

This morning I was up in Bedale to meet dance teacher, Alan Beattie.

Nothing unusual in that you may think until you realise that Alan's in his 80s and is more sprightly than a Twentysomething like me!!

In a few weeks he'll be performing solo at the UK's biggest dance event - Move It , so I went along to see if he could give me any tips to make me more of a twinkle-toed hipshaker and less of a clodhopping lump!:

Knife point robbery on mother as children played downstairs

Two men have broken into a Leeds house and threatened a woman as her children played downstairs. 

West Yorkshire Police

It happened in Oakwood yesterday morning when the men came into the house on Hollin Hill Avenue through a window. 

They told two children who were playing downstairs to be quiet and then went upstairs where they held a knife to their mother's throat and forced her to open a safe.

The men left with some high-value Asian gold jewellery and were caught on camera (above).

This was clearly a terrifying experience for the victim and her children."

Det Con Ian ChapmanWest Yorkshire Police

Storm Doris: Car v tree - Car loses

The effects of storm Doris have been felt in Halifax this lunchtime.

This is the result of car v tree outside the Bankfield Museum.


Luckily no one was hurt, but I should imagine there might be a small claim on someone's insurance.

Storm Doris: Campaigners deny preventing council from dealing with fallen tree

Tree campaigners in Sheffield are disputing claims by the city council that they stopped workers from dealing with a tree brought down by Storm Doris.

Sheffield City Council has called for protests over their tree-felling scheme the be called off during the bad weather after they went to deal with a large conifer on Rivelin Valley Road which had snapped and fallen across a path.

The council says workers were prevented from dealing with the situation by a small number of protesters.

But Sheffield Tree Action Groups say campaigners were merely checking the clear-up work was "a legitimate activity."

Travel update: Trains cancelled into Manchester Picadilly

BBC Travel

Some more woe if you're travelling on the trains this afternoon: 

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Storm Doris: Delays at Doncaster Sheffield airport

Passengers are being reminded to check the status of their flights before they travel to Doncaster Sheffield airport this afternoon, amid ongoing disruption due to high winds. 

Doncaster Sheffield airport

At present, the weather is impacting on a small number of flights that have been delayed both in and out of the airport. We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the day and encourage all passengers to check with their airline before travelling.”

Doncaster Sheffield airport

Police make fourth arrest after fatal shooting in Sheffield

A 57 year old woman has been arrested on suspicion of assisting offenders, in connection with the death of Aseel Al-Essaie.

The 23 year old died after being shot in the chest in Walkeley, Sheffield on Saturday.   

Earlier today, a 22 year old man was arrested on suspicion of murder while a 16 year old boy was also arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder.

Both remain in police custody. 

A 30 year old man, also arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, has since been released on police bail.  

Three year match ban for supporter after Yorkshire derby disorder

A 20-year-old man has been banned from attending football matches for three years, after admitting to a public order offence at a match between Barnsley and Leeds United last month. 

Oakwell stadium
Getty Images

Tommy Lee Blessed, from Gaitskell Close, Goldthorpe, pleaded guilty to a Section 4 public order offence at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

The banning order prevents him from attending any home or away Barnsley FC match for three years, as well as any other regulated football match.   

Fur flies as canine caught in crosswind

Plenty of disruption across Yorkshire as we approach hometime this afternoon.

If you're stuck waiting for a bus or a train, you could always see how many people look like this poor chap when caught in a crosswind?

Dog with ears blowing in the wind
Joanne Regan

This is Joanne's dog Mr. B getting blown away in Horbury, Wakefield today.


Rough landings at Leeds Bradford Airport

So we're several hours into Storm Doris, things are expected to die down a bit by 17:00, but people landing at Leeds Bradford Airport are reporting some "tricky" landings: 

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Travel update: Don't travel on Virgin trains today

BBC Travel

The Virgin Trains East Coast service is being severely disrupted by Storm Doris today. 

Trains between London Kings Cross and Doncaster are currently suspended.  

So the advice from Virgin trains themselves?

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Storm Doris: Council say protesters prevented work on fallen tree

Sheffield City Council is asking people who've been campaigning against its tree replacement scheme to halt their protests during the bad weather. 

Earlier, workers were called to deal with a large conifer on Rivelin Valley Road which had snapped and fallen across a path.

But the council says they were prevented from dealing with the situation by a small number of protesters.

Protestor action to stop work under these circumstances is putting the public at risk, and we would call for all protests of this kind of be stopped.”

Sheffield City Council

The council has been in dispute with local residents over recent months , as a result of their decision to fell a number of trees around the city, as part of ongoing improvement works. 

Storm Doris: When brooks stop babbling

The Porter Brook in Sheffield has become less babbling and a bit more raging: 

Sheffield City Council

This is a picture tweeted by Sheffield City Council a few minutes ago, they're urging peopl to report any problems in the park or woodlands.

Denny Solomona

Castleford's court case against Sale wing Denny Solomona, his agent Andy Clarke and the Sharks will be adjourned.

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Travel update: Major delays on East Coast mainline

BBC Travel

We're hearing lots of reports from people on the East Coast mainline being stuck around Peterborough, or having had their train cancelled altogether.

East Coast delays
Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains East Coast is operating a reduced service due to a 50mph speed restriction and there's damage to overhead electric lines between London Kings Cross and Peterborough.

They say that London Kings Cross to Leeds services will depart at 35 minutes past the hour and Leeds to London Kings Cross will depart at 15 past the hour.

You can stay updated with the service here

Severe accident: A62 West Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A62 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, at Queens Road West.

A62 West Yorkshire - A62 Manchester Road in Huddersfield closed and slow traffic in both directions at the Queens Road West junction, because of an accident.

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

Storm Doris: Tree down in Sheffield

We're getting reports of a few fallen trees around Yorkshire this afternoon as Storm Doris makes her presence felt.

This is Kenwood Road in Sheffield . As you can see it's getting dealt with and isn't on a main route so shouldn't cause too much disruption.

Tree down

Storm Doris update: 900 homes without power in Sheffield

The bad weather is having an effect nearly a thousand homes in the south west of Sheffield - S17.

The Northern Powergrid says the wind and rain is affecting overheard cables:

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Travel update: Problems on A18 near Doncaster Racecourse

BBC Travel

Storm Doris is beginning to have an impact in Yorkshire:  

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Severe disruption: A18 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A18 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at Danum Road.

A18 South Yorkshire - A18 Doncaster Road in Hatfield closed northbound at the Danum Road junction, because of a fallen tree. Diversion in operation - via - Danum road and Bennetthorpe. Traffic is coping well.

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

Storm Doris - What is a weather bomb?

BBC Weather

Everyone's talking about the impending Storm Doris and the possible damage that may occur.

Storm Doris

The phenomenon has been called a weather bomb - but what does that mean?

Chris Fawkes from the BBC Weather Centre can explain.

We can't help falling in love with this...

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield

Meet the newest, youngest and now biggest fan of 'the King'.

Karson Bond, from Penistone, is just five years old, but already knows most of the words to loads of Elvis' songs after discovering him all by himself on YouTube.

His mum says neither she nor her family were Elvis fans. 

Karson now collects lots of Elvis memorabilia and has loads around the home and his bedroom - and is becoming quite the crooner:

Harrogate museum offers chance to look at collections

Not sure what an "adult handling session" is, but it's sure to be an informative event!

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Storm Doris: Power of wind to move a city

Jim Addyman

BBC Local Live

I know it's a bit breezy out there but I didn't know the winds were so strong they'd blown York out to the coast!!.... 

The error on the graphic had been spotted by an eagle-eyed twitter user.

Weather graphic

Listen: 'It was instinct, like looking after your kids. I was wrong'

Barnsley's Paul Heckingbottom is going to be forced to watch Saturday's Yorkshire derby at home to Huddersfield Town from the stands.

The Tykes boss will serve a touchline ban after he was sent off during January's defeat to Wolves, following a tussle in their opponents technical area.

The confrontation started when Heckingbottom suspected the Wolves bench of delaying the game by holding onto the ball, but at a disciplinary hearing on Monday, he accepted a charge of misconduct:

Full match commentary of Barnsley v Huddersfield Town can be found on BBC Radio Leeds (DAB and FM) this Saturday from 15:00.

Travel update: Storm disruption on rail services

BBC Travel

Although much of Yorkshire is unaffected by Storm Doris so far, if you're going further afield on the train network you might find a few delays.

Delays on boards

Northern rail say that the storm has caused problems to the overhead wires at Liverpool Lime Street and is affecting all services in and out of the station.

East Coast trains between London and Leeds and onto Scotland are running a reduced, hourly, timetable. 

There is no service on TransPennine Express between York and Newcastle and on Grand Central Trains there will be delays between King's Cross and Bradford interchange due to speed restrictions.  

You can check the National Rail Enquiries’ Journey Planner before you travel.