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Summary

  1. Fire crews deal with tyre blaze as thick black smoke pours from site
  2. Unsolved cases 'reviewed' for links to Yorkshire Ripper
  3. New laws to tackle paedophiles who groom children online
  4. Three taken to hospital after serious crash outside a York army barracks
  5. Sheffield shops open early for autism shopping event
  6. Former mayor of Doncaster rules himself out of next month's election
  7. Nature reserve on former open cast mine officially opens
  8. Bodies at medieval North Yorkshire village mutilated to 'stop dead rising'
  9. Live updates on Monday 3 April 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton and Claire Renwick

All times stated are UK

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Tyler Randell

Wakefield Trinity have signed hooker Tyler Randell from NRL side Newcastle Knights from the start of the 2018 season.

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James 'Ginger' Lacey: Blue plaque unveiled at Aldi store
James Lacey is thought to have downed 28 enemy planes in total during WW2.
Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook

Wakefield Trinity's hopes of a top-four finish to the regular season are ended by a home defeat by St Helens.

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Severe disruption: M621 West Yorkshire westbound

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M621 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J3 for A653.

M621 West Yorkshire - M621 in Leeds exit slip road closed westbound at J3, A653 (City Centre).

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

Severe accident: A653 West Yorkshire northbound

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A653 West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between Moor Road and M621 J3.

A653 West Yorkshire - A653 Dewsbury Road in Leeds closed and slow traffic into town between the Moor Road junction and the M621 J3 junction, because of an accident.

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

James 'Ginger' Lacey: Battle of Britain ace given blue plaque
James Lacey is thought to have downed 28 enemy planes in total during WW2.

Severe accident: A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound

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A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound severe accident, at J41 for M62.

A1(M) West Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) northbound at J41 M62, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, at J32A for A1.

M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on exit slip road eastbound at J32a A1(M), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, between J25 for A644 and J26 for M606.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 eastbound between J25, A644 (Brighouse) and J26, M606 (Chain Bar), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

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M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Jy Hitchcox

Jy Hitchcox scores two tries as leaders Castleford overcome Catalans for their 12th straight Super League win.

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Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J36 for A61 Birdwell and J35 for A629 Rotherham.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J36, A61 (Birdwell) and J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

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M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J31 for A655 and J30 for A642.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J31, A655 (Castleford) and J30, A642 (Rothwell), because of road management. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

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M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane blocked on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down van. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 Derbyshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M18 South Yorkshire southbound

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M18 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J2 for A1 and J1 for A631.

M18 South Yorkshire - One lane blocked on M18 southbound between J2 A1(M) and J1, A631 (Bramley), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J31 for A57 Sheffield and J30 for A616.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane blocked on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of an accident involving a car. Traffic is coping well.

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

Riki Wessels

Riki Wessels becomes the first Nottinghamshire player to score a Twenty20 century, while Kevin Pietersen injures a calf off the first ball he faces.

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Oliver Gildart

Wigan Warriors run in seven tries without reply as they pull off a comprehensive victory against Leeds Rhinos

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Hull FC v Huddersfield Giants

Hull FC move up to third in Super League with a win over Huddersfield in a match between two sides assured of a Super 8s spot.

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A University of Bradford student was in for a big surprise at her graduation.
A University of Bradford student was in for a big surprise at her graduation.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J22 for A672 and J23 for A640.

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M62 eastbound between J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J23, A640 (Huddersfield), because of an accident.

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

Pictures show how front door stopped spread of high rise flat fire in Leeds

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has released images to reassure high rise residents that serious fires are often contained to the flat that they start in.

WYFRS was called to an incident at Marlborough Towers on Park Lane in Leeds yesterday (July 21) at 7:31pm, where discarded smoking materials caused a fire in a flat on the 15th floor.

No-one was injured in the fire and the fire service emphasise that at no stage were other flats involved or affected by the fire.

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This incident serves as a reminder of the devastation that can be caused by a fire in a high rise property. Perhaps more importantly though, in light of recent tragic events at Grenfell Tower, it is a powerful illustration of how effective compartmentation can work, and that the simple act of closing a well maintained, well fitted fire resistant door can halt the spread of a significant fire.

Dave WaltonDeputy Chief Fire Officer, WYFS

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

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

M1 South Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on M1 southbound between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) and J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of an earlier broken down vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

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M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J39 for A636 Wakefield and J40 for A638 Ossett.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J39, A636 (Wakefield) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Promising pooches at 'paw-ditions' for Legally Blonde

Kate Linderholm

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Dogs and their owners have been gathering at Meadowhall today for auditions for the role of Rufus Bonafonte in the upcoming production of Legally Blonde at Sheffield's Lycuem Theatre this autumn.

Dodger the bulldog
Meadowhall

Ranging from French Bulldogs, to Pugs and classic British Bulldogs, candidates from across the region turned out to show off their stage presence.

Finalists Ned , Rocco and Phillipe
Meadowhall

The auditions were run by producer (and leading man) of the show, David Barrett, who put the pups through two rounds of auditions testing their ability to respond to commands, perform tricks and handle the glamour of flashing lights around them.

In the end, it was British Bulldog Ned who came out on top, brought to the auditions by his owner Megan Campbell.

British Bulldog Ned with owner and Megan and producer David
Meadowhall

'Good Samaritan' has phone stolen whilst trying to save another man's life

A North Yorkshire man has had his phone stolen whilst trying to rescue another man who had fallen from Bristol Bridge.

The 56-year-old put his mobile phone in his shoe before going into the water, during which time it was stolen.

He was passing through Bristol on his way to Plymouth to go abroad.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary have described the man as a "Good Samaritan".

I feel disgusted that this has happened to him while he was performing a heroic deed in our city.

Marie WrightChief Inspector
Bristol Bridge
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It happened at around 10:40 on Sunday at the Floating Harbour in Bristol.

Kayden Jackson

League two club Accrington Stanley sign Barnsley forward Kayden Jackson for an undisclosed fee on a two-year deal.

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