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Summary

  1. Armed police on patrol at Great Yorkshire Show
  2. Halloween 'ride-out' participants jailed for at least a year
  3. Leeds mum of sick child defends parents of terminally ill baby
  4. Woman charged with attempted murder over Dewsbury stabbing
  5. Organ transplants save 945 in South Yorkshire
  6. Live updates on Tuesday 11 July 2017

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By Andrew Barton

All times stated are UK

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That's all from Tuesday

Those are all the updates from Tuesday 11 July.

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Severe disruption: A63 North Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A63 North Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, between A1 and A162.

A63 North Yorkshire - A63 in Lumby blocked in both directions between the A1(M) J42 Selby fork junction and the A162 junction, because of a jackknifed lorry. Diversion in operation - local.

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 car. Traffic is coping well.

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

Barnsley brass band play in hospital car park
Dodworth Colliery Band played in Barnsley Hospital car park for patient Patricia Coupland.

Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J24 for A629 and J23 for A640.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 westbound between J24, A629 (Ainley Top) and J23, A640 (Huddersfield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

Umpires with umbrellas

The T20 Blast group game between Northamptonshire and Yorkshire is abandoned without a ball being bowled because of rain.

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Our five top stories today

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

Updates on breaking news will continue throughout the night, but before we go, let's look back at some of our top stories from today:

  1. Halloween 'ride-out' participants jailed for at least a year
  2. Armed police on patrol at the Great Yorkshire Show
  3. Cuts in social care for Bradford
  4. Rotherham man jailed for life for murder
  5. Search for missing teenage girls continues

See you tomorrow.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J30 for A642 and J31 for A655.

M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and very slow traffic on M62 eastbound between J30, A642 (Rothwell) and J31, A655 (Castleford), because of an accident.

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

Cash injection for some North Yorkshire pools

Nearly £300,000 of National Lottery money is going into swimming facilities in the a part of North Yorkshire.

Swimming
Hambleton District Council

Hambleton District Council has got the cash for a pilot scheme which aims to get more people going for a swim - particularly families, women and girls, men over 40.

If your local pool is in that area, you can look forward to "enhanced swimming technology" and other improvements in Northallerton, Thirsk, Bedale and Stokesley.

In the last year there were around 170,000 swims in our pools – we want to see that increase significantly as a result of this scheme.”

Cllr Bridget FortuneHambleton District Council

Leeds boxer makes an appearance at Great Yorkshire Show

Worth heading over to the Welcome to Yorkshire tent at the Great Yorkshire Show with your autograph book.

Are they still a thing? Okay, maybe a cheeky selfie then...

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Sheffield homeless charity appeals for help

A charity that helps young people find a safe place to stay the night is appealing for more help in South Yorkshire.

Homeless
PA

A branch of Nightstop was set up in Sheffield last year, and the national organisation features in a TV documentary tonight looking at its work.

It's on More 4 at 22:00 and follows the stories of three young people all in need of accommodation as they're matched with families who can give them a bed for the night.

Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M1 northbound between J39, A636 (Wakefield) and J40, A638 (Ossett), because of an accident involving two cars.

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

Live: Sheep shearing at the Great Yorkshire Show

You won't find this on Sky Sports, live coverage of the Yorkshire intermediate sheep shearing finals at the Great Yorkshire Show.

It's all included in your licence fee folks.

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Sheffield Uni gets cash boost for rail technology

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

A consortium of seven universities, including the University of Sheffield, has secured £92m of funding from the rail industry.

Train
Getty Images

The aim is to establish the UK as a world-leader in rail innovation.

The cash will be spent on looking into new technology and building laboratories to test equipment used to upgrade rail networks.

Bank in Huddersfield town centre and two other branches shut for good in three weeks

Huddersfield Examiner

Three local branches of the Halifax bank are to close. Customers of the long-established Market Street branch in Huddersfield town centre have just a few weeks to go before it shuts for good on August 1.

Halifax bank
Huddersfield Examiner

Sheffield doctor casts doubt over coffee claims

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

A consultant cardiologist from Sheffield has raised concerns about a report which suggests people who drink more than three cups of coffee a day will live longer.

A cup of coffee
Getty Images

The research, published in the journal the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests an extra cup of could lengthen a person's lifespan - even if it is decaffeinated.

But Dr Tim Chico says the findings are far from conclusive, and that eating a healthy diet and taking regular exercise are far more important.

The Great Yorkshire Show gets cheesy

It's tense at the Great Yorkshire Show at the minute, the cheese judges are out inspecting:

Great Yorkshire Show
BBC

And it's probably quite popular as the rain continues to fall and the thousands that have gone along today try and find shelter.

But at least they've got a lot of cheese to keep them entertained.

Severe accident: A6201 West Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A6201 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between A1 and A638 Doncaster Road.

A6201 West Yorkshire - A6201 Wrangbrook Lane in Wentbridge closed and very slow traffic in both directions between Barnsdale Bar and dale lane roundabout, because of an accident.

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

Ampleforth boozer named as Yorkshire pub of the year

Yorkshire's favourite pub has been named at the show as The White Swan at Ampleforth.

The White Swan
Google

It's finished top of a public vote organised by tourism body Welcome to Yorkshire and was announced at the Great Yorkshire Show.

Cuts in social care for Bradford

There's a warning more spending cuts might be on the way in Bradford before the end of the year.

Bradford
Tim Green

A report discussed by senior councillors predicts there will be a £10.5m deficit by the end of the financial year in April.

The council says that they will have to make cuts in adult social care and children's social care.

They say they have "plans in those areas to reduce those costs".

We have a budget and we'll stick to it, it's just the savings need to come out more quickly."

Cllr Susan HinchcliffeBradford Council Leader

Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J32 for M18 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J32, M18 (Thurcroft) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of vehicle tyre change. Traffic is coping well.

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

'Tough decision' to close Todmorden sixth form

A sixth form at a West Yorkshire school is going to close at the end of next summer.

Todmorden High school
Google

Calderdale Council says Todmorden High isn't getting enough students over the age of 16 to be financially sustainable - and that's because of changes to government funding.

Last night officials approved the move after a five-week consultation, the move was called a "tough decision".

Sixth forms usually need a minimum of 200 students to be financially sustainable, Todmorden High's currently has 118.

We fully support the Governors’ decision to end sixth form provision. I know that this was a tough decision for them to take."

Cllr Megan SwiftCalderdale Council

Drugs found in Sheffield house

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Here's what the Sheffield East Local Policing Team found during a drugs raid this morning.

Cannabis was seized and a man's now in custody, following a search at a property on Hartopp Drive in Arbourthorne.

Cannabis plants
SYP
Cannabis plants
SYP

Watch: A rainy start to the Great Yorkshire Show

Despite the weather, thousands of people have turned up at the Great Yorkshire Show.

Good job they sell wellies there:

Man dies on Leeds street

A 21-year-old man has died after he collapsed on a street in Leeds last night.

Victoria Road
Google

It happened on Victoria Road in Hyde Park at about 23:30 and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are investigating the circumstances

Why Sheffield has been named ahead of Leeds in rundown of Britain's cheapest university towns

Sheffield Star

Sheffield has been named ahead of Leeds and York as the cheapest university town in Yorkshire for students - and 17th best in Britain.

Drinker
Sheffield Star

Watch: Leeds Halloween 'ride-out' CCTV

Thirteen people have been jailed for their part in the Halloween ride-out in Leeds last year.

More than 100 bikers rode through the streets of the city causing chaos - Police have released CCTV pictures as they rode through town:

The sheer disregard shown by this group of individuals for the safety of the public will not be tolerated."

Cllr Debra CouparLeeds City Council

The ringleader, David Armitage (pictured below), 26 of Brookfield Road in Headingley, was sentenced to two years.

Judge Geoffrey Marson QC said at Leeds Crown Court: "This is a case which calls for a deterrent sentence."

David Armitage
West Yorkshire Police

The behaviour of these individuals created an image of lawlessness in the heart of the city that we simply could not allow to go unchallenged."

Ch Supt Paul MoneyWest Yorkshire Police

People had likened the scenes around Leeds on 31 October last year to the film Mad Max.

Armitage did not take part, but filmed a live video on Facebook telling viewers "carnage, that's what we do".

Police received about 160 calls from the public and were forced to close a section of Kirkstall Road.

Don't leave Keighley with a hole in the ground

There are concerns over what will replace a building in the centre of Keighley which has been described as an "eyesore".

Cavendish Building
Google

Cavendish House is a former Keighley College building and is set to be demolished, but Bradford council has been warned it needs a plan for the site.

Bosses at at the authority are today expected to designate more than £400,000 to knock down the Cavendish Building - and will market the site to potential developers.

One town councillor says that he's worried that Keighley could end up with a similar situation to Bradford's hole in the ground which was left untouched for more than 10 years.

I am worried that we're going to end up with a similar situation to Bradford. There doesn't seem to be any forward thinking."

Peter CorkindaleKeighley Town Council

BreakingLeeds Rhinos captain to leave the club at the end of the season

BBC Sport

Leeds Rhinos captain Danny McGuire is to leave the Super League club at the end of the season.

Danny McGuire
Getty Images

The 34-year-old half-back is Leeds' leading try scorer in the summer era and was under contract until 2018.

"When I was a youngster coming through the academy, I got my opportunity because a senior player moved on," McGuire said.

"Now is the right time for me and the club to give our talented young players their opportunity."

Rotherham man jailed for life for murder

Claire Renwick

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

A Rotherham man will spend at least 27 years behind bars, after being found guilty of murdering a shop worker during a robbery at a town centre store.

Paul Storm Blueitt
SYP

36-year-old Paul Storm Blueitt from Cambridge Crescent - attacked Judith Ducker at Wellgate News last September, before stealing £40 pounds from the till.

The 64-year-old - who had breast cancer - was left with a fractured skull and eye socket, as well as bruising to the brain.

Judith Ducker
SYP

Her head injuries were so bad, that she wasn't well enough to have any more cancer treatment.

A CT scan revealed the disease had spread to her brain and she died in October.

I hope that this offers some degree of closure to Judith's family who have had to endure the agony of having their loved one taken away from them."

Andy ShieldsDetective Sergeant

Nadiya Hussain feared she was Bake Off's 'token Muslim'

Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, who lived in Leeds, feared she was seen as the "token Muslim" when she appeared on the BBC TV show, she has revealed.

Nadiya Hussain
BBC

The champion of the 2015 series told the Radio Times religion was "incidental" to her and she "struggled" with it being so tied to her identity.

The negative comments she received "shocked" her, she told the magazine.

But she said those people were in the "minority" and most of the UK had reacted to her with "open arms".

Halloween 'ride-out' participants jailed for at least a year

Thirteen people who took part in the Halloween "ride-out" which brought Leeds to a standstill last year have been jailed for at least 12 months.

Halloween ride-out
@peopleofleeds

The man behind it, David Armitage, 26, of Brookfield Road, Headingley has been jailed for two years.

Armitage did not take part, but filmed a live video on Facebook telling viewers "Carnage, that's what we do".

The incident saw a large number of motorcyclists tear through streets and pedestrian areas in the city.

Witnesses likened the scenes on 31 October to the Mel Gibson film Mad Max.