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Summary

  1. Quad bike deaths: Two guilty of encouraging dangerous driving
  2. Leisure development plans revealed for 'Battle of Orgreave' site
  3. Search resumes for man who disappeared in York 18-months ago
  4. Repairs to historic Whitby swing bridge
  5. Postcards helping little girl from Sheffield to recover from cancer
  6. Plaque unveiled at site of famous Leeds test pilot crash in 1917
  7. 'Wonky' avocados to be sold-off cheap
  8. Men v Women in York croquet match
  9. Live updates on Friday 12 May 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Claire Renwick and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J25 for A644 and J24 for A629.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 westbound between J25, A644 (Brighouse) and J24, A629 (Ainley Top), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, 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 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 northbound

BBC News Travel

M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between M1 J32 and J1 for A631.

M18 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M18 northbound between M1 J32, Thurcroft and J1, A631 (Bramley), because of a multi-vehicle accident.

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

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J35 for A629 Rotherham.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane blocked on M1 northbound at 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 accident: A6135 South Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A6135 South Yorkshire both ways severe accident, near Thornbridge Drive.

A6135 South Yorkshire - A6135 Birley Moor Road in Sheffield closed and queuing traffic in both directions near the Thornbridge Drive junction, because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News 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). Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J40 for A638 Ossett and J41 for A650.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J40, A638 (Ossett) and J41, A650 (Carrgate), 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: A1079 North Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A1079 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, at Tang Hall Lane.

A1079 North Yorkshire - A1079 Hull Road in York closed and very slow traffic in both directions at the Tang Hall Lane junction, because of a burst water main.

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

Severe disruption: A61 South Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A61 South Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between Harmer Lane and Leadmill Road.

A61 South Yorkshire - A61 Sheaf Street in Sheffield closed in both directions between the Harmer Lane junction and the Leadmill Road junction, because of a police incident. Traffic is coping well.

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

Castleford celebrate

Castleford move seven points clear at the top of Super League with a victory at Yorkshire rivals Leeds Rhinos.

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Marc Sneyd

Hull FC come back from an 18-10 deficit against Wakefield to earn a fourth successive win and go second in Super League.

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Wigan's George Williams

A drop goal from George Williams ensures Wigan Warriors secure a draw at Huddersfield Giants in Super League.

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Our top five stories from today

Well that's all from us for today, we'll be back on Monday from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel for Yorkshire.

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

  1. Crewe crane collapse: Two men from West Yorkshire killed
  2. Warning over 'massive challenge' facing West Yorkshire force
  3. Eight arrested in Rotherham child sex abuse investigation
  4. Funerals for York victims of Manchester Arena terror attack
  5. New arrival at Harewood House

See you on Monday.

Fatal crane collapse: Fundraising for teenager memorial

Jennifer Harby

BBC News Online

A fundraising campaign has been launched to pay for a memorial bench in memory of a teenager who died in Wednesday's fatal crane collapse.

Flowers in Crewe at crane collapse site
BBC

Rhys Barker, 18, from Castleford was named alongside David Newall, 36, from Bradford as the two building site workers who died on Dunwoody Way on Wednesday.

Mr Barker's former school's principal said one of his friends was fundraising for money for a memorial bench in the school grounds and students had organised a balloon release in his memory.

First glimpse of statue to honour Yorkshire poet

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Here's what the new sculpture of Yorkshire poet Ted Hughes looks like...

Statue of Ted Hughes
BBC

It will be officially unveiled in Mexborough this evening and marks the start of a festival dedicated to the late poet laureate.

Hughes was born in Mytholmroyd in West Yorkshire but spent part of his childhood in Mexborough.

Conservatives retain Yarm council seat

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The Conservative Tony Hampton has been elected to represent Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Yarm ward.

Mr Hampton was elected with 1,179 votes in a by-election held yesterday.The turnout was 30.25%.

The by-election was called after previous councillor, Conservative Ben Houchen, was elected as Mayor of the Tees Valley Combined Authority.

Full results:

  • HAMPTON, Anthony Stephen, Conservative Party - 1,179 votes
  • NICHOLAS, Kevin Mark, Labour Party - 394 votes
  • ROBINSON, Graham John, Liberal Democrat - 73 votes
  • SHERRIS, Andrew Bickers Liddell, Independent - 677 votes

Police search for man after boy, nine, grabbed in street

A nine-year-old boy has been grabbed by a man in an area of Leeds and police are appealing for information about a "bald man".

Harehills
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Luckily the boy managed to struggle free and run off.

The assault happened at about 16:45 yesterday on Harehills Road near to the Bayswaters. 

The boy was walking to the shops when the man grabbed him by the arm as he was crossing the road.

The man is described as a white male with a bald head who was wearing dark clothing. Police have stepped up patrols in the area.

This happened in a densely-populated area at a busy time of day and I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident."

Acting Det Insp Susan MaclachlanWest Yorkshire police

Crewe crane collapse: Family release pictures of teenager

The family of Rhys Barker, the 18-year-old from Castleford killed by a collapsing crane in Crewe, have released pictures of him.

Rhys Barker
Family handout

Rhys died alongside 36-year-old David Newall from Bradford died when a crane on a building site collapsed on top of them.

Post-mortem tests found the two men died from crush injuries. The Health and Safety Executive is investigating.

Mr Barker's former school Airedale Academy paid tribute to him, saying he was a "lovely young man with his whole life ahead of him".

Severe accident: M18 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M18 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J5 for M180 and J4 for A630.

M18 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M18 southbound between J5, M180 (Stainforth) and J4, A630 (West Moor), because of an accident.

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

Woman's car stolen at knifepoint in Bradford

A woman has been robbed at knifepoint while she was loading her shopping into her car at a supermarket in Bradford.

Asda
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The robbery happened yesterday evening at Asda on Cemetery Road while the 26-year-old was putting her bags into the boot of her white VW Polo.

A man came up to her with a knife and said he wanted her car keys. He snatched the keys and another man jumped into the passenger seat and they drove off.

She was unhurt and the car was later found in Randall Place in Manningham. 

[This was a] nasty robbery on a vulnerable lone woman. There were other people in the car park at the time and I would ask them to contact us."

Det Insp Ryan BraggWest Yorkshire Police
Dean Hoyle

Huddersfield fans will be able to watch Premier League home games for little more than £5 thanks to a pledge made by the club's chairman in 2010.

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Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, at J33 for A162.

M62 West Yorkshire - M62 exit slip road closed and very slow traffic eastbound at J33, A162 (Ferrybridge Services), because of an accident.

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

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J32A for A1 and J33 for A162.

M62 West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic and one lane closed on M62 eastbound between J32a A1(M) and J33, A162 (Ferrybridge Services), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J31, A57 (Sheffield) and J30, A616 (Worksop), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Meer-vellous: Cuteness overload at Barnsley visitor attraction

How sweet is this baby meerkat at Cannon Hall Farm, near Barnsley?

VERY sweet, I think you'll agree!:

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Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J44 for A64 and J45 for A659 affecting J42 for A63.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on A1(M) northbound between J44, A64 (Bramham) and J45, A659 (Boston Spa), because of an overturned vehicle. Travel time is 55 minutes. Congestion to J42, A63 (Selby fork) and on M1 to J47, A642 (Garforth).

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

Fire checks for cladding on Sheffield tower block

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Cladding samples from a block of flats in Sheffield have been sent off for fire checks in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower blaze in which at least 79 people are believed to have died.

Harold Lambert Court
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Samples from Harold Lambert Court in Park Hill have been sent by management firm Together Housing for analysis.

It comes as the Metropolitan Police reveal the Grenfell Tower fire started in a faulty fridge freezer, and outside cladding from the London flats has failed safety tests.

Insulation on the fire-hit building also failed tests and manslaughter, health and safety and fire safety charges are now being considered by police.

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, 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 a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J37 for A628 Barnsley affecting J38 for A637 Darton.

M1 South Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and queuing traffic on M1 southbound at J37, A628 (Barnsley), because of an overturned vehicle and a fuel spillage. Travel time is 25 minutes. Congestion to J38, A637 (Darton).

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

Watch: Sheffield floods remembered 10 years on

Andy Kershaw

BBC Radio Sheffield News

It's a decade since heavy rain caused devastating floods across Sheffield.

Today, a plaque has been unveiled at Riverside Park to mark that anniversary.

The park was itself created as part of a flood protection scheme to prevent similar flooding from happening again.

I went along to watch: