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Summary

  1. Woman, 23, denies kidnapping of toddler in Leeds
  2. Flying Scotsman marks Carlisle-to-Settle line reopening
  3. Sheffield shops to open early for autism awareness
  4. Independent pubs in York could be forced to close because of a huge increase in business rates
  5. An estate in Doncaster has been described as being like 'Lord of the Flies' because of crime issues
  6. A cyclist from Harrogate has been killed during a race in Australia
  7. Updates on Friday 31 March 2017

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By David Ward, Oli Woodcock and Adam Pinder-Smith

All times stated are UK

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Huddersfield head coach David Wagner

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Burnley and Huddersfield Town.

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North West footballers inducted into Hall of Fame

Steven Gerrard and Gary Speed are among nine former footballers to have been inducted into the National Football Museum's Hall of Fame last night.

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Gerrard, who spent 17 years at Liverpool, is now the club's U18s manager, while Speed, who played for Everton and Bolton Wanderers in his career in 22-year career, died in 2011.

Gary Speed
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The Hall of Fame ceremony in Manchester also saw former Chelsea player Frank Lampard and two of England's greatest Lionesses, Kelly Smith and Rachel Yankey, honoured, alongside pre-WW1 Manchester United captain Charlie Roberts.

Roberts, who played 271 times for the club, led United to two league titles and the 1909 FA Cup.

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West Ham legend Billy Bonds, Arsenal great Bob Wilson and paralympian Alistair Patrick-Heselton were the others to be inducted.

Government to announce digitally-controlled rail upgrade

The transport secretary will be in Manchester later to announce plans to make the rail line from there to York the first intercity route in the country to be digitally-controlled.

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Network Rail will be given up to £5m for the technology which it said will be used to improve the reliability of trains.

Chris Grayling says it is part of efforts to cut journey times between Leeds and Manchester to 40 minutes by 2022.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J26 for M606 and J27 for M621.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 eastbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

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M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, at J32 for A639.

M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on entry slip road westbound at J32, A639 (Pontefract), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

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M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, at J34 for A631.

M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane blocked on entry slip road and heavy traffic northbound at J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of an accident.

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

Former vicar jailed over historical sex abuse offences

Amanda White

BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

A former Lincolnshire vicar has been jailed for six years for historical sex offences.

John Bailey, aged 76, from Kippax near Leeds, admitted 25 charges of indecent assault on girls under the age of 14.

The three victims were abused between 1955 and 1982.

John Bailey
Lincolnshire Police

Lincoln Crown Court heard that Bailey had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease and vascular dementia.

He was first arrested as part of Lincolnshire Police's Operation Redstone, which is investigating alleged abuse within the Diocese of Lincoln.

He was clearly in a position of trust and he abused that trust"

Det Supt Rick HattonLincolnshire Police

Vulnerable 72-year-old missing from Halifax for thirteen days

A CCTV image of a vulnerable 72-year-old missing Halifax woman has been released, in a bid to try to find her.

Cathryn Holdsworth
West Yorkshire Police

Cathryn Holdsworth was last seen at Calderdale Royal Hospital on Friday 8 September, she was then picked up by CCTV the next day at Tesco in Halifax town centre.

She wasn't reported missing until 19 September, when her neighbours raised concerns with the police who say they are now growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

Officers say she may have some family in Cornwall and links to Blackpool.

Cathryn lives with a number of health issues which make her more vulnerable. She has not be seen for around 10 days, which is very out of character."

Insp Toby FaceyWest Yorkshire Police
Jack Walker

Team news as Huddersfield Giants host Leeds Rhinos in Friday's Super League fixture at John Smith’s Stadium (20:00 BST).

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Hull FC and Castleford

Team news as Castleford Tigers host Hull FC in Friday's Super League fixture at Mend A Hose Jungle (20:00 BST).

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Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J35 for A629 Rotherham and J34 for A631.

M1 South Yorkshire - Delays, two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound between J35, A629 (Rotherham) and J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of a broken down tanker. Travel time is 25 minutes. Congestion to J36, A61 (Birdwell).

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

Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

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M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, at J33 for A630 Catcliffe.

M1 South Yorkshire - Slow traffic on M1 northbound at J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J32, M18 (Thurcroft).

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

Severe disruption: A1(M) West Yorkshire southbound

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A1(M) West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J45 for A659.

A1(M) West Yorkshire - Slow traffic on A1(M) southbound at J45, A659 (Boston Spa), because of earlier vehicle fire. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

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A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J48 for A168 and J47 for A168.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - Two lanes closed on A1(M) southbound between J48, A168 (Boroughbridge) and J47, A168 (Allerton Park), because of an overturned vehicle and recovery work.

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

Arsenal goal

Michael Emons

BBC Sport

Arsenal move into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup as Theo Walcott's first-half goal sees off League One Doncaster Rovers.

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