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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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Quad bike topples down Trow Gill after crash
Cave rescuers captured footage of the out-of-control bike after a crash.

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

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M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, before J27 for M621.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and queuing traffic on M62 eastbound before J27, M621 (Gildersome), because of a broken down vehicle.

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, at J28 for A650.

M62 West Yorkshire - Queuing traffic and one lane closed on M62 westbound in Leeds at J28, A650 (Tingley), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Travel update: Slow going in parts of Yorkshire for evening rush hour

BBC News Travel

It's a damp and dark evening rush hour around Yorkshire tonight.

In Leeds it's congested on the normal routes and there's a problem for people getting the bus to Skipton from Leeds

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In fact, things are looking slow in Leeds and Bradford in general

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And in Harrogate there are some delays too:

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Severe disruption: M180 Lincolnshire westbound

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M180 Lincolnshire westbound severe disruption, between J2 for A161 Gainsborough and J1 for A18.

M180 Lincolnshire - One lane closed on M180 westbound between J2, A161 (Gainsborough) and J1, A18 (Thorne), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Police look for man after ninety-four-year-old burgled

Do you know this man? Police want to speak to him after a 94-year-old woman was robbed in her own home in Halifax.

Efit
West Yorkshire Police

On Monday this week, the woman answered the door around lunchtime at her home on Green Lane in Bradshaw.

She took off the chain and a man opened the door and let himself in saying that her water must be turned off to avoid it flooding.

The 94-year-old asked him to leave but after he'd gone noticed her purse and bank cards had been stolen.

Guiseley: National League side to go full-time 'forthwith'

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National League strugglers Guiseley are to go full-time.

Guisely
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The Yorkshire side are playing in the fifth tier for the third successive season, having been promoted from National League North in 2015.

The Lions are 22nd, three points adrift of safety.

They said in a statement: "We have brought forward the decision to go full-time in order to give ourselves the best chance of achieving our goals this season."

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

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

M1 West Yorkshire - M1 lane blocked on exit slip road and heavy traffic southbound at J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Jail for man who helped 'exorcist' minister to abuse

A West Yorkshire man who helped a church minister sexually abuse six women under the pretence of exorcising their demons has been jailed for more than eight years.

Laurence Peterson, 59, of Eric Street, Keighley, stopped the victims of John Wilson from escaping during "prayer sessions" as he sexually abused them.

Peterson was convicted today of conspiring with Wilson to commit indecent assaults and aiding and abetting his colleague.

The offences took place between 1984 to 2010 and involved women who attended the church seeking spiritual comfort.

Peterson was jailed for eight years and two months for his part in the abuse.

You cannot but have been aware of what his form of ministry entailed."

Judge David Hatton QC
Leeds mum's plea over son's 'exam fear' suicide
Daniel Long, 15, hanged himself in February whilst preparing for his mock GCSE exams.
Guiseley

National League strugglers Guiseley announce they are to become a full-time club with immediate effect.

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Share Some Secrets

Film encouraging young people to speak about abuse

Severe disruption: A67 County Durham both ways

BBC News Travel

A67 County Durham both ways severe disruption, between Bridge Street and B1265 Worsall Road.

A67 County Durham - A67 High Street in Yarm closed in both directions between the Bridge Street junction and the B1265 Worsall Road junction, because of Yarm Fair. From 11:30 on the 21st to 0:00 on 22nd October

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

Severe disruption: A67 County Durham both ways

BBC News Travel

A67 County Durham both ways severe disruption, between Bridge Street and B1265 Worsall Road.

A67 County Durham - A67 High Street in Yarm closed in both directions between the Bridge Street junction and the B1265 Worsall Road junction, because of Yarm Fair. Between 18:00 and 0:00 from 18:00 on the 19th to 0:00 on 20th October

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

Mitch Clark

Super League side Castleford Tigers sign former Hull KR prop Mitch Clark on a two-year deal.

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Shop staff injured in 'nasty' armed robbery in Bradford

Police have released CCTV images of three men they want to speak to after an armed robbery in Bradford.

CCTV
West Yorkshire Police

Last Saturday evening, three masked men armed with metal bars went into a shop on Beacon Road and assaulted the staff.

They stole the till and boxes of cigarettes before they left in what's believed to be a "13"-plate Ford Transit.

The people in the shop, two men and a woman, were slightly injured in the attack but didn't need to go to hospital.

This was a nasty attack on a local business and while the staff were very shaken by what happened, they sustained slight injuries."

Det Insp Matt WalkerWest Yorkshire Police

Leeds United defender signs new four-year deal

BBC Sport

Leeds United defender Luke Ayling has signed a new four-year deal.

Luke Ayling
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The 26-year-old joined the Elland Road side from Bristol City in August 2016 and has made 58 appearances in all competitions.

He is the only player to have started all 15 of the club's games so far this season.

Thomas Christiansen's side are sixth in the Championship and travel to Ashton Gate to face Ayling's former side on Saturday.

Watch: Captain Cook's Endeavour replica comes 'home' to Whitby

A replica of the ship Captain James Cook used to sail to Australia and New Zealand in the 1760s is to become part of a new tourist attraction in Whitby.

Endeavour, based at Stockton, Teesside, was built as a floating museum for £2.5m in 1993 but was sold in August.

It's a fitting location for the ship, of course, as Yorkshire-born Cook began his maritime career in Whitby:

Listen: Opera with a northern accent

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Barnsley poet Ian McMillan and the Salford composer Alan Edward Williams have collaborated to create an opera with a northern accent.

It's called The Arsonists and is the first opera ever written to be sung entirely in a northern English accent.

It will premiere next month at the New Aldelphi Theatre in Salford.

The composer Alan Williams told BBC Radio Sheffield one of the main challenges was how to get singers to reflect Ian McMillan's performing voice:

Social worker from Doncaster nominated as Woman of the Year

Katie Galbraith

Local Live, BBC Sheffield

Lauren Docherty and Faiza Chowdhury became friends at university in Manchester
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A social worker from Doncaster has been nominated as a "Woman of the Year".

Last year one of Lauren Docherty's Facebook posts about her friend Faiza went viral.

It ended up in bus stops across the country as part of a Facebook campaign about changing cultural perceptions.

Lauren Docherty's post about Faiza Chowdhury was used in Facebook's Changing Minds anti-hate campaign after it was shared almost 10,000 times
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Now Lauren has been nominated for an award at the Woman of the Year lunch. The event picks 400 women from across the country who have made a contribution to society.

Opera with a northern accent

The Arsonists: A Tragi-Comic Opera about Love and Economics

Travel update: Buckets of problems on the M1

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Any jokes we make here would just "pail" into insignificance, so we won't even try.

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taxis

Government poised to close legal loophole on taxis

Severe accident: A684 North Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A684 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between Lead Lane and Northallerton Road.

A684 North Yorkshire - A684 Stokesley Road in Brompton closed and queuing traffic in both directions between the Lead Lane junction and the Northallerton Road junction, because of an accident.

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

Homemade motorbike seized in Bradford

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Yorkshire Live

Ah, the open road. The thump and purr of the engine and the wind in your (helmeted) hair.

All romantic visions from the world of motorbiking...

But if you can't afford one, why not make one out of a bicycle and and chainsaw motor?:

Homemade bike
West Yorkshire Police

Well, it's not such a great idea as it turns out, as one enterprising and aspiring biker found out last night.

West Yorkshire Police tweeted these pictures of a homemade motorbike in Baildon, near Bradford:

Homemade bike
West Yorkshire Police

Their message read: "No insurance, no L plates, not registered and made with a chainsaw engine! Seized!"

Perhaps it's not such a good idea after all...

Severe accident: A1237 North Yorkshire both ways

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A1237 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, near A59 Boroughbridge Road affecting A64.

A1237 North Yorkshire - A1237 York Outer Ring Road in Upper Poppleton blocked and queuing traffic near the A59 Boroughbridge Road junction, because of an accident involving four cars. Congestion to Copmanthorpe and to the B1363 Wigginton Road (Clifton Moor Retail Park) junction.

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, at J2 for A1 affecting J5 for M180.

M18 South Yorkshire - Slow traffic on M18 southbound at J2 A1(M), because of an accident, which is now on the hard shoulder. Congestion to J5, M180 (Stainforth).

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

Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

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A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at J46 for B6164.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) lane closed on entry slip road southbound at J46, B6164 (Wetherby), because of an accident.

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

Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

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M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J6 for A614.

M18 South Yorkshire - M18 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J6, A614 (Thorne), 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

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M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J33 for A630 Catcliffe and J32 for M18.

M1 South Yorkshire - Slow traffic and one lane closed on M1 southbound between J33, A630 (Catcliffe) and J32, M18 (Thurcroft), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Man guilty of manslaughter of father and daughter in house fire

A burglar has been found guilty of killing a man and his daughter by setting fire to their house in Wakefield .

Andrew Broadhead and his daughter Kiera
West Yorkshire Police

Andrew Broadhead,42, and eight-year-old Keira (pictured) died in the fire in October last year.

Daniel Jones, 29 of Spawd Bone Lane in Knottingley, started the fire in an attempt to destroy CCTV evidence of him breaking into a house across the road.

He claimed he did not start the fire or carry out theburglary at the other house in Stanley.

Today the jury has cleared him of murder but found him guilty of two counts of manslaughter, and one of burglary.

He's due to be sentenced on 9 November.