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  1. Man sentenced to life for 'ferocious' murder
  2. Body found in search of missing man
  3. Minibus, lorry and van in accident on M62
  4. Burberry chief reveals Brexit concern
  5. 'Moneyball' man wants to takeover Barnsley FC
  6. Former footballer Clarke Carlisle 'missing' from home
  7. HS2 'may disrupt city travel for years'
  8. Former paratrooper, 95, re-enacts parachute jump
  9. Updates on Friday 15 September 2017

Live Reporting

By Elly Fiorentini

All times stated are UK

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Jamie Vardy

Ellie Thomason

BBC Sport

Jamie Vardy's second-half penalty earns Leicester City a point against a dominant Huddersfield Town at John Smith's Stadium.

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Millwall v Leeds

Aiden O'Brien scores the only goal as Millwall beat Leeds to end the Championship leaders' unbeaten start to the season.

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Sol Bamba

Dafydd Pritchard

BBC Sport Wales at Cardiff City Stadium

Sol Bamba's injury-time goal salvages a draw for Cardiff City as they dramatically deny Sheffield Wednesday a third successive win in the Championship.

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Our top stories today

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

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

  1. Man sentenced to life for 'ferocious' murder
  2. Irfan Wahid stabbing: Teenager detained for 10 years
  3. Burberry chief reveals Brexit potential - but Yorkshire investment 'on hold'
  4. Ex-footballer Clarke Carlisle 'missing' from Manchester
  5. 95-year-old former paratrooper re-enacts jump

See you on Monday.

Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

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

M1 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic and one lane blocked 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

Watch: Harrogate Autumn Flower Show showcases giant vegetables

The competitors' giant vegetables are weighed and judged at the Harrogate show but growers prepare all year.

Autumn is the time to reap the rewards of all the hard work in the fruit and vegetable garden.

The show is held from 15 - 17 September.

Watch: Sheffield-trained boxer eyes Golovkin/Alvarez fight chance

Shamir Masri

BBC Look North

WBO Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders defends his world title his weekend.

The fighter is hoping that victory will put him in line for a match against one of the biggest names in boxing; either Gennady Golovkin or Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, who also fight on Saturday.

Three arrested over drug making in York

Three people have been arrested in York on suspicion of making drugs.

Grosvenor Terrace

At 11:45 today officers swooped on a house in Grosvenor Terrace and arrested a 37-year-old woman, a 19-year-old man and a 29-year-old man.

The woman and 19-year-old man were arrested in connection with permitting the production of a Class A drug and the 29 year old man was arrested for possession of a Class B drug.

Surrey v Yorkshire: Tykes facing relegation battle after draw

BBC Sport

Yorkshire remain in relegation trouble in Division One despite escaping with a draw against Surrey at The Oval.

Alex Lees
Getty Images

Shaun Marsh (125 not out) and Alex Lees (102) both hit centuries as Yorkshire reached 281-2 following on, a lead of 83, when bad light brought stumps.

The pair's second-wicket stand of 215 was a county record against Surrey.

Yorkshire are now one point above 2016 county champions Middlesex, who slipped into the relegation zone after drawing with Hampshire.

Britain's Got Talent heads to Leeds

Have you got a talent that you think the entire world needs to see?

If so, then we've got some exciting news for you:

Britain's Got Talent
Britain's Got Talent

Britain's Got Talent have just announced they'll be holding auditions for next year's series in Leeds at the end of this month.

The team will be at the Trinity Shopping Centre on Saturday 30 September from 12:00 to 16:00.

They say "Anything goes from magicians to comedians, drag acts to singers and acrobats to animals."

There is no age limit and we are looking for all kinds of talents. You never know where it might take you.”

Charlie IrwinBritiain's got Talent

Watch: 95-year-old former paratrooper re-enacts jump

A 95-year-old former paratrooper from North Yorkshire has re-enacted a parachute jump he made 73 years ago during WWII.

John Jeffries from Richmond made a parachute jump into a Dutch battleground during the Second World War, he was shot and taken prisoner.

He made the jump in aid of charity and his fallen comrades.

Listen: Unusual words uncovered by York researchers

Do the words 'betrump' and 'snout-fair' mean anything to you?

Or do you know what a 'slug-a-bed' is?

These unusual terms are part of a list of 30 words uncovered by researchers in York that have fallen out of the English Language. Doctor Dominic Watt from the University of York led the study.

He's has been explaining to us what some of the words mean.

Man sentenced to life for 'ferocious' murder

A man has been sentenced to life behind bars for the murder of his partner earlier this year.

Mark Minott
West Yorkshire Police

Mark Minott, 41 of no fixed address (pictured above), was sentenced to serve a minimum of 18 years at Leeds Crown Court earlier today.

In February Minott subjected his partner Beverley Robinson (pictured below) to a violent attack with a knife which also seriously injured her 25-year-old daughter Nateesha.

The attack took place at their home at Greenlea Court, Huddersfield, and was described by Judge Guy Kearl QC as “a persistent and ferocious attack, committed in front of two children."

Beverley Robinson
West Yorkshire Police

We welcome the outcome of the verdict. It gives us comfort to know that we can grieve without the burden of the court case upon us.”

Family Statement

Severe accident: A61 South Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A61 South Yorkshire both ways severe accident, at A621 Bramall Lane.

A61 South Yorkshire - Slow traffic on A61 Queens Road in both directions in Sheffield at the A621 Bramall Lane junction, because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to the Charlotte Road junction.

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

Body found in search for missing man

Police looking for Daniel Pudlo have called off searches after a man's body was found at an address in Scarborough.

Officers are now conducting enquiries to locate the next of kin of the 24-year-old.

Daniel, from Scarborough, was last seen at around 19:00 last night at a bus stop on Ramshill Road.

Travel update: Delays across West Yorkshire

BBC News Travel

Oh dear, this isn't what you want to see on a Friday night:

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Two injured after crash in Leeds

Two people have been left with what are thought to be serious injuries after a crash in Leeds this afternoon.

Crash scene
Mark Hughes

It happened just after 13:20 in Cross Gates, a pedestrian and motorcyclist have both been hurt.

The A64 has been closed in both directions a s a result between Crossgates Road and the Outer Ring Road.

Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) North Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J42 for A63 and J41 for M62.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on A1(M) southbound between J42, A63 (Selby fork) and J41 M62, because of vehicle tyre change.

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

Travel update: Friday getaway gets under way

BBC News Travel

The above tongue twister tells you all you need to know really:

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Hundreds of new trees to mark war dead in Sheffield

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

Three-hundred trees to honour war veterans are to be planted in Sheffield.

They'll go in parks across the city and the council is asking people for ideas about exactly where they should go and how they should look.

The trees will be planted and memorialised in time for the 2018 centenary which marks the end of World War One.

Millhouses Park

We’re making a commitment to ensure these new trees remain, in their entirety, so that future generations will be aware of the sacrifice of others for many years to come.

Mary LeaCabinet member for Culture, Parks & Leisure

Autumn Flower Show in Harrogate

Julia Lewis

It's the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show this weekend; a chance for fans of gardening to see some of the finest plants, flowers, gardens and vegetables. There's a lot of competitiveness too with those who are exhibiting hoping to win something.

The dahlias are stunning. I've been to take a look.

You can join live at the Autumn Flower Show on Sunday morning live on BBC Radio York between 09:00 and 12:00.

A decade in jail for drug dealer in Sheffield

Mick Lunney

BBC Local Live, Sheffield

This is the gun police found along with £28,000 of drugs when they arrested Marcus Jarrett.

Seized gun
South Yorkshire Police

The 25-year-old was found at his flat on Endcliffe Vale Road in April and he's admitted a series of offences in court.

Police found heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine as well as £7,000 in cash during the operation to arrest him.

Marcus Jarrett
South Yorkshire Police

Church of England 'did not anticipate' Bishop of Sheffield row

The Church of England failed to anticipate the opposition to appointing a bishop who would not ordain women priests, a report has found.

Bishop Philip North

The Right Reverend Philip North turned down the post of Bishop of Sheffield in March for what were described as personal reasons following objections to his stance.

Sir Philip Mawer's report said the nomination was "a surprise to many".

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York said his review was "detailed, thoughtful and authoritative".

Travel update: Two lanes now open on M62

BBC News Travel

There are very long delays westbound on the M62 following a crash earlier, hopefully this will help:

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Severe disruption: A1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

A1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between B6474 Wentbridge South and A639.

A1 West Yorkshire - Slow traffic on A1 southbound in Wentbridge between Wentbridge South and Barnsdale Bar, because of an earlier overturned vehicle. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

Severe congestion: A1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1 South Yorkshire northbound severe congestion, between Bannister Lane and A639.

A1 South Yorkshire - Slow traffic on A1 northbound in Wentbridge between Skelbrooke and Barnsdale Bar. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion on M18 to J2 A1(M).

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

Travel update: Delays of two-and-a-half hours on M62 after smash

BBC News Travel

Here's a picture of the scene on the M62 westbound where a minibus, lorry and a van have crashed.

Two lanes are still closed while traffic officers move the cars from the site of the crash between J23 and J22.

There is an almost 11-mile queue with delays of about two-and-a-half hours

Highways England

Minibus, lorry and van in accident on M62 - severe delays

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Yorkshire Live

There are severe delays on the M62 this afternoon after an accident involving a lorry, minibus and van.

Two lanes are closed and there is queuing traffic due to the accident on M62 Westbound between J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor), congestion to J25 A644 (Brighouse).

Delays are estimated at around 90 minutes.

BreakingMan's body found on street in Leeds

The body of a man has been found on the street in Leeds.

Royal Park Avenue

The discovery was made just before 09:20 this morning on Royal Park Avenue in Hyde Park.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and a cordon has been put in place.

Police say they are looking into the circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

Irfan Wahid stabbing: Teenager detained for 10 years

A teenager has been locked up for 10 years for the manslaughter of Irfan Wahid, who was stabbed to death in February.

Irfan Waheed
West Yorkshire Police

Irfan, 16, died from a single stab wound to the chest after a fight over a girl in Harehills Lane in Leeds on 10 February.

During the trial, the jury heard Irfan had punched the other boy to the ground - because he'd spotted him with the girl.

The 17-year-old - who can't be identified because of his age - then swung a knife which he said he carried to defend himself.

He said he hadn't meant to kill Irfan.

BreakingSevere disruption: A1 in Yorkshire after vehicle overturns

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Yorkshire Live

The air ambulance has been called to an accident where a vehicle has overturned on the A1 in Yorkshire.

The A1 southbound between the junction with the M62 and the A639 is affected with about 11 miles of queuing traffic.

The incident is expected to be dealt with by the emergency services between 14.14 and 14:30 with traffic expected back to normal later in the afternoon.

There no more details on the incident at the moment.

BreakingYouth given 10-year detention over fatal stabbing in Harehills

A 17-year-old youth has been detained for 10 years over the manslaughter of Irfan Wahid, who died after a street stabbing in Leeds in February.

More to follow.

Ex-footballer Clarke Carlisle 'missing' from Manchester

The family of former Leeds United and York City footballer Clarke Carlisle have said they are concerned for his welfare after being unable to contact him.

Clarke Carlisle

His wife Carrie tweeted he was last seen in Manchester city centre at 06:00 BST.

Carlisle, who has previously spoken of his mental health issues, spent six weeks in a psychiatric unit in 2015 after he was hit by a lorry.

The 37-year-old has played for Burnley, Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United.

LISTEN: 'Inappropriate site' for fracking says Ryedale campaigner

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Yorkshire Live

The company behind plans to frack in North Yorkshire says it still hasn't set a date to start drilling.

Third Energy says it wants to start work before the end of the year at it's site in Kirby Misperton.

It insists the process of drilling for shale gas is safe.

There have been protests outside the site in Ryedale with demonstrators trying to stop vehicles getting to the site.

Peter Allen is from Frack Free Ryedale and can see the site from his home.

Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

BBC News Travel

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

M62 West Yorkshire - Severe delays and queuing traffic on M62 westbound between J23, A640 (Huddersfield) and J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor), because of an accident involving lorry, minibus and van earlier on. Travel time is 120 minutes. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J25, A644 (Brighouse).

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

Police want these men after woman threatened with 'machete and a knife'

Do you know these men? Police in Barnsley want to talk to them after an armed robbery at a woman's house.

South Yorkshire Police

Police have released the CCTV images after the robbery on Victoria Street in Stairfoot, in which two men used a machete and a knife to threaten the woman in her own home.

They left the house with a brown purse, cash and car key.

The robbery happened back in June, but after "extensive inquiries" officers are still trying to find out who the people in the picture above are.

Missing Wakefield man found safe and well

Some good news this lunchtime, the earlier missing man James Lamb from Wakefield has been found safe and well.

Listen: More on Third Energy's plans to frack in North Yorkshire

Elly Fiorentini

BBC Yorkshire Live

Fracking has been the discussion on BBC Radio York's mid morning programme. We've heard from those who are against it and Third Energy the company behind it.

There's still a way to go before the process will start. Vehicles started moving into the Kirby Misperton site earlier this week and were faced with protestors.

There's a lot of opposition to the process. Protestors have already said they'll be outside the plant day and night.

Operations Director, John Dewar, has been defending what they're planning to do.

Watch: Urban cycling race comes to Sheffield

Rav Sanghera

BBC Sheffield

The second event in Sheffield's newest cycle race series rolls into Parkhill tomorrow.

The Sheffield Urban Cyclo Cross series of races uses iconic Sheffield buildings and sites as an arena for an exciting urban cycle race format,

The organisers are hoping it will be a regular fixture on the city's cycling calendar.

We are really excited to be allowed to use Parkhill as a venue. The redevelopment has brought new life to this amazing site, reigniting community and also been home to exciting businesses such as Warp Films".

Adam SimmoniteRace organiser