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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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Jack Walker

Team news as Leeds Rhinos host St Helens in Friday's Super 8's fixture at Headingley (20:00 BST).

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T20 Blast: Yorkshire's Adam Lyth hits domestic record 161
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Castleford Tigers

Jake Webster scores four tries as Castleford Tigers beat Wakefield Trinity to clinch the Super League League Leaders' Shield.

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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 closed 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 disruption: A63 North Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A63 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, around E Common Lane.

A63 North Yorkshire - A63 in Selby blocked and heavy traffic in both directions around the E Common Lane junction, because of cattle on the road.

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

Gareth Ellis

Team news as Hull FC host Huddersfield Giants in Friday's Super 8's fixture at The KCOM Stadium (20:00 BST).

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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 closed and heavy traffic on M1 northbound at J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Ryan Hedges

Barnsley winger Ryan Hedges is enjoying a good start to the campaign despite a freak accident in pre-season.

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Watch: New app allows children with speech impediments to talk

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

A new voice recognition app is allowing children with speech impediments to find their voice.

VocaTempo is a collaboration between technology company Therapy Box, the University of Sheffield and Barnsley Hospital.

It enables a computer to be trained to recognise a child's speech patterns and turn them into clear words.

Watch: Barnsley MP calls for action over university access

A Barnsley MP has called for action after government figures showed only 9% of pupils on free school meals in the town go to university.

Stephanie Peacock, who represents Barnsley East, described to the BBC what she would like to happen to address the issue:

Severe disruption: A1 North Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1 North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between A6136 Gatherley Road and A66.

A1 North Yorkshire - A1 in Brompton-on-Swale partially blocked and very slow traffic northbound between Catterick North and Scotch Corner.

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

Severe accident: A1 North Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1 North Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between A66 and A6136 Gatherley Road.

A1 North Yorkshire - An accident earlier on on A1 southbound between Scotch Corner and Catterick North. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion on A66 to the Hargill junction and on A1(M) to J57 A66(M) Darlington.

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

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J41 for A650.

M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound at J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Michael Brown

Port Vale boss Michael Brown makes his 15th summer signing, adding Sheffield Wednesday winger Jack Stobbs on loan.

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Severe accident: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, at J2 for A1.

M18 South Yorkshire - M18 lane blocked on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J2 A1(M), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J40 for A638 Ossett.

M1 West Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and very slow traffic southbound at J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a lorry fire and recovery work. Congestion to J41, A650 (Carrgate).

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

CCTV released after Sheffield supermarket robberies

Kevin Larkin

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

Police investigating a series of Sheffield supermarket robberies have released a CCTV image of a man they'd like to speak to.

Two of the robberies were at Sainsbury's on Mortimer Street on the 24 July and 12 August.

A third was at the Co-op on Gleadless Road on 13 August, while the last one took place last night at Tesco Express on Sharrow Lane.

Supermarket robbery CCTV
South Yorkshire Police

Severe accident: A630 South Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A630 South Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between B6533 Europa Link and M1 J33 Catcliffe.

A630 South Yorkshire - A630 Sheffield Parkway in Catcliffe closed eastbound between the B6533 Europa Link junction and Catcliffe, because of an accident.

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

Update: Sheffield Parkway re-opened

Good news on that build up on the outskirts of Sheffield city centre.

All lanes have re-opened after this car, which had overturned, was recovered.

Dashcam Sheffield Parkway
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History of Leeds to take centre stage at Light Night

The display design for the Civic Hall at Leeds Light Night will be inspired by the city's spirit, history and heritage.

Out of the Aire display for Light Night 2017
Leeds City Council

The event, now in its 13th year, illuminates some of the most recognisable locations in the city and will also feature as part of the city's bid to be named European Capital of Culture in 2023.

"Out of the Aire" will feature local figures including Pablo Fanque - Britain’s first black circus owner, who is buried in Leeds alongside his wife.

The display will also feature the cycling legend Beryl Burton.

Out of the Aire display for Light Night 2017
Leeds City Council

It’s going to be bright and colourful, like nothing that people have seen before and we’ll also be delving into a lot of archive material and telling some of the secret stories of Leeds that people might not know as much about"

Karen MonidThe Projection Studio

Out of the Aire will be among more than 40 events in the Leeds city centre on Light Night, which takes place on 5 and 6 October.

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BreakingSheffield Parkway blocked after car overturns

We're hearing heavy traffic is building on the Sheffield parkway (A630) eastbound.

One lane is blocked - with a car believed to be overturned - between Europa Line and the M1 junction 33.

We'll have more on this shortly.

A tale of two right-backs for Barnsley

Barnsley fans' prediction for Thursday: lose one right-back.

Lunchtime on Thursday: right-back stays and is joined by another!

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BBC Radio Sheffield reported this morning that the protracted transfer saga revolving around Andy Yiadom is at an end.

The 25-year-old was left out of the Reds squad at the weekend, with a move to Premier League Huddersfield Town seemingly imminent, but talks between the two Yorkshire clubs have broken down and the Ghana international is now set to stay at Oakwell.

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While all of that was going on, Barnsley have also moved to bring in competition for Yiadom, by signing another right-back in 22-year-old Dimitri Cavaré.

They will have had a good look at the player in pre-season, too, when the Frenchman played AGAINST Barnsley, while on trial with: Huddersfield Town.

Go figure!

Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) and J33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of an accident involving two cars. Traffic is coping well.

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

Drax Power Station 'well within statutory emissions limits'

Paul Murphy

BBC Look North

The company which runs Yorkshire's Drax Power Station has responded to claims by environmentalists that it's producing dangerous levels of air pollution.

Drax Power Station
PA

NGO Biofuelwatch says the particulates released each year by the power station are equivalent to adding three million diesel cars to the roads.

But Andy Koss, CEO of Drax Power Station, says the plant's emissions are "closely monitored" by the Environment Agency and they are "well within statutory limits":

We have upgraded half of the power station to use sustainable biomass instead of coal, making Drax the UK's largest single-site renewable power generator. Last year we produced 16% of the UK’s renewable electricity, enough to power four million households. Our biomass generating units deliver carbon savings of 68% compared to gas power stations and 80% compared to when they used coal."

Andy KossCEO, Drax Power Station

T-shirt travellers denied access to airport's lounge

A family from West Yorkshire have described how they were refused access to an airport lounge because they were wearing Minnie Mouse T-shirts.

Family in Minnie Mouse tshirts
EMMA RAIKES

They were on their way to Disney World in the United States for a family holiday.

Emma Raikes and her six relatives - all from the Leeds and Wakefield area - were stopped by a member of staff as they tried to get into the Aspire lounge at Manchester Airport, which they'd already paid for.

They were told their personalised Disney t-shirts didn't meet the requirements of the dress code but they'd be allowed in if they buttoned up their cardigans and jackets.

Swissport - which runs the facility - has apologised and said they will re-educate staff on the rules to make sure it doesn't happen again.