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Summary

  1. Dewsbury suspicious death victim named
  2. Plans to celebrate life of murdered MP Jo Cox revealed
  3. Arson theory over 16,000-hay bale blaze in Doncaster
  4. Ban on repeated marches by far right groups in Rotherham rejected
  5. Mum-of-four from Bradford wins Euro Millions jackpot
  6. Campaign to save Yorkshire Dales bus service
  7. Updates on Wednesday 22 February 2017

Live Reporting

By Jim Addyman, Ronan Sully and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

BBC News Travel

M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J42 for M62.

M1 West Yorkshire - M1 lane blocked on entry slip road southbound at J42, M62 (Lofthouse), because of a broken down vehicle.

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 J22 for A672 and J23 for A640.

M62 West Yorkshire - An accident and a rolling road-block on M62 eastbound between J22, A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J23, A640 (Huddersfield).

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

Severe disruption: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J51 for A1.

A1(M) North Yorkshire - A1(M) exit slip road partially blocked northbound at J51, A1 (Leeming Bar), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

Our top five stories today

Thanks for being with us today. Live updates will continue throughout this evening and tonight. 

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

Dewsbury suspicious death victim named

A 32-year-old man who died after being found with serious injuries in Dewsbury on Friday has been named by police as Jonathan Binns of Ings Crescent.

Mr Binns was found in The Town, Thornhill, Dewsbury, after police were called at about 20:40 on Friday.

He was taken to hospital but died from his injuries. 

A total of nine people aged between 16 and 20-years-old, all from Dewsbury, have been arrested in connection with the death of Mr Binns.

All nine have been released on bail pending further enquiries, police say.

Yorkshire's weather forecast

Paul Hudson

Weather presenter, BBC Look North

Tonight it'll cloud over with rain, locally heavy, spreading from the southwest and a minimum temperature of about 4C (39F).

Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy with showers or longer outbreaks of rain, possibly wintry for a time mainly over highest ground.

Becoming very windy, with a Met Office amber "be prepared" warning in place with widespread severe westerly gales developing.

Weather graphic
BBC

Traffic and travel: Bricks cause bother on A19

BBC Travel

If you're on the A19 near York at the moment, you might want to find an alternative route:

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Happy ending for Leeds dog abandoned on Valentines Day

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

There's a happy ending for a dog left scared and alone in Leeds on Valentine's Day.

Lara
Dogs Trust

The one-year-old crossbreed was found tied to a gate at East End Park in Cross Green, with a note round her neck saying "I am Lara". 

Now, I'm pleased to report that someone's come forward to offer her a new home. 

A family came up at the weekend to meet her and fell in love."

Amanda WriggLeeds Dogs Trust

Skipton fraud investigation: Do you know this man?

Detectives in North Yorkshire are asking for people's help in identifying a man shown in a CCTV image who they want to talk to as part of a fraud investigation.

CCTV image
North Yorkshire Police

A fraudulent cheque for £3,600 was cashed at the town's NatWest Bank on 11 April 2016.

The following day, an attempt to cash another cheque, this time for for £8,800, was made, but failed.

Officers are appealing for anyone who can help identify the man in the CCTV image to contact them.

Arson theory over 16,000-hay bale blaze in Doncaster

Arson is now thought to be the cause of a major blaze at a farm near Doncaster which started last night and which firefighters are still tackling.

Hay bale fire in Doncaster
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Fire crews were called to the blaze at Bay Villa Farm on Sorrell Lane at Fishlake at about 19:00 on Tuesday evening. They found about 16,000 hay bales well alight.

It's thought firefighters could now have to stay at the site for up to a week.

Simon Rogers, from South Yorkshire Fire Service, says: "We do think the fire may have been started deliberately. We've had fire investigations carried out last night and today and that's looking like the most probable cause."

Listen: Sheffield air raid to be investigated - over 100 years later

A project in Sheffield has been awarded just over £28,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to investigate the city's first ever air raid.

The Sheffield Zeppelin Study Group focuses on the September 1916 airship attack which killed and injured nearly 50 people and left the city traumatised for years to come.

Those involved in the project hope to find out the reasons the city was so unprepared for the attack, and discover more about families of the people killed and injured.

These people witnessed the event themselves, and back in 1981 they told a Sheffield Archives team what it was like:

CCTV appeal over bus stop attack

Police in Doncaster investigating an assault on a 14-year-old boy last month have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

CCTV images
South Yorkshire Police

The boy was attacked at a bus stop in Urban Road, Hexthorpe, at about 08:25 on Tuesday 31 January. He suffered a minor head injury which didn't require hospital treatment.

A number of other children were also at the bus stop at the time but were not injured, police say.

Detectives believe the man pictured could hold vital information and want anyone who recognises him to get in touch.

Campaign to save Yorkshire Dales bus service

An online crowdfunding campaign which was set up to help save a North Yorkshire bus service made famous when it featured on a BBC "slow TV" show has now reached £400.

Country Bus
Yorkshire Dales Society

The volunteer-run Northern Dalesman "Country Bus", which links Richmond to Swaledale and Hawes, featured in the BBC 4 programme All Aboard! The Country Bus, which last year attracted about one million viewers.

The Yorkshire Dales Society, which funds the service, is trying to raise £3,000 to ensure it can continue.

Society member Colin Speakman says it's not just a service for local residents: "It's good for the area. It brings visitors in and visitors spend money. So, it's helping the area economically."

Police launch gun and knife amnesty in West Yorkshire

A knives and gun amnesty's been launched by West Yorkshire Police today, in a bid to remove them from the county's streets.

Knives
West Yorkshire Police

The campaign's backed by father-of-three Christopher Wright, who was left fighting for his life after being gunned down on the doorstep of his Leeds home in April 2010. 

He spent weeks in intensive care and lost his business and almost his family home.

Police say a similar scheme last year led to 150 bladed and offensive weapons and 80 guns being handed in.

Our lives were devastated by what happened and I would not want that to happen to any other family. I would urge them to support the weapons surrender."

Christopher WrightVictim of gun crime

Looking for Friends? You'll find them in Sheffield

"Oh. My God..."

Almost 13 years after the final episode aired, legendary TV sitcom Friends returns to Yorkshire once again this summer as part of a 12-week tour of the UK.

Cast of Friends
Getty Images

FriendsFest allows fans to visit specially recreated sets, grab a coffee at Central Perk and recreate the show's iconic opening titles - umbrellas and all.

After the success of last year's visit to Harewood House in Leeds, the tour will this year come to Sheffield with New York taking over Hillsborough Park between 7-16 July.

Could you BE any more excited?

Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

M1 South Yorkshire northbound severe accident, between J34 for A631 and J35 for A629 Rotherham.

M1 South Yorkshire - One lane blocked on M1 northbound in Sheffield between J34, A631 (Meadowhall) and J35, A629 (Rotherham), because of an accident earlier on and barrier repairs. Traffic is coping well.

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

Owner of Brighouse Ritz urged to fight name battle

The owner of the Ritz ballroom in Brighouse has been urged not to give up his fight to keep the name the venue's had since 1937.

The Ritz Brighouse
Google

The Ritz has been ordered to change its name or face legal action by the owners of the famous London hotel.  

Glenn Smith, who runs it, received a letter demanding he rename the music venue and surrender a number of internet and social media accounts.  

But he's been urged by the owner of The Kettering Ritz, who's been through the same thing, not to give up.

I said: 'I'm not going to take this lying down'. There's no way I'm going to give up this fight, I'm going to keep the name The Ritz. And that's what I did."

Kris MaldeKettering Ritz

Listen: Jobs could go at South Yorkshire Police after funding cut

More job losses could be on the way for South Yorkshire Police after the government announced a £2.5m reduction in its budget for this year. 

The force says cuts will have to be made in officers and support staff after getting just over £99m - that's £2.5m less than the previous year.

Sheffield Central Labour MP Paul Blomfield thinks the reductions are shortsighted:

Severe disruption: A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound

BBC News Travel

A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J45 for A659 and J46 for B6164 affecting J44 for A64.

A1(M) West Yorkshire - Very slow traffic on A1(M) northbound between J45, A659 (Boston Spa) and J46, B6164 (Wetherby), because of an earlier vehicle fire. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J44, A64 (Bramham).

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

Sat nav causes lorry to get stuck near Sowerby Bridge

If you've been stuck in a queue near Sowerby Bridge in West Yorkshire, this is why: 

Lorry
BBC

This lorry got stuck coming out of Water Hill Lane, causing long delays on the A646 in both directions.

The driver says his sat nav took him down the road and the back of his truck got caught on the tarmac.

Listen: Spectre of relegation looms for Minstermen

BBC Sport

York City are six points adrift of safety after last night's 3-1 home defeat to Gateshead.

The fixture was City's game in hand on the teams around them and many fans saw it as a must-win.

The loss means the Minstermen have just one league win in 2017 and just five league wins all season - leaving them second-bottom of the National League.  

Manager Gary Mills questioned the mental strength of some of his players after the disappointing result: 

Primark pulls 'fantastically offensive' Walking Dead T-shirt

Primark has stopped selling a T-shirt featuring words from a nursery rhyme after a shopper in Sheffield complained it was "fantastically offensive".

Primark shop
PA

The T-shirt in question is licensed merchandise from The Walking Dead and features the rhyme "eeny meeny miny moe", which has a racist origin.

Customer Ian Lucraft, who complained about the top to Primark, had been in a Sheffield branch of the store with his wife Gwen when they spotted the item of clothing.  

But now there's a backlash on social media, with some complaining it's an example of customers being "over-sensitive".  

Severe accident: A65 West Yorkshire both ways

BBC News Travel

A65 West Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between Woodside View and Willow Road.

A65 West Yorkshire - A65 Kirkstall Road in Burley, Leeds closed in both directions between the Woodside View junction and the Willow Road junction, because of accident reconstruction work. Diversion in operation - local. From 8:00 until 10:00 on 26th February

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

Storm Doris: Strongest gusts over parts of West and South Yorkshire

Nick Wilmshurst

BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

I've just spotted this from the Met Office about tomorrow's expected winds - and it looks like the worst of them will be over South Yorkshire and parts of West Yorkshire.

Weather
Met Office

We could see windspeeds of around 80mph on higher ground tomorrow as Storm Doris sweeps in from the west.

We can also expect a lot of rain tomorrow, with the worst of the winds being with us in the afternoon.

On a lighter note, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue are already urging people to make sure their trampolines are tied down:

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Severe disruption: A646 West Yorkshire eastbound

BBC News Travel

A646 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, at Water Hill Lane.

A646 West Yorkshire - A646 Burnley Road in Sowerby Bridge blocked and slow traffic eastbound at the Water Hill Lane junction, because of a broken down lorry.

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

It's all getting tight at the top of the Championship

BBC Sport

Yorkshire has four teams in the top 10 on the Championship table with Huddersfield knocking on the door of the automatic promotion places after last night's win at home to Reading.

Huddersfield Town
PA

The Terriers moved back to within four points of the automatic promotion places in the Championship as Philip Billing's late winner was enough to beat rivals Reading. 

This weekend fifth place Leeds face sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday in a Yorkshire derby, meaning either could move up to just behind Huddersfield.

But let's all try and keep calm, there's still plenty of chance for this table to change completely:

Championship table
BBC

Lottery winner to stay in Shipley

A Bradford mum-of-four who has scooped the Euro Millions jackpot says she will stay in Shipley.

Beverley Doran
BBC

Beverley Doran won £14.5m on Friday's draw and says she jumped out of bed when she found out she had won.

She has also been describing how she made the call to Camelot after she received an email telling her that she had won, but put the phone down worrying that it may have been a scam.

She has also talked about how she went to Harrogate after finding out she won and drinking a £25 bottle of wine in a posh restaurant, something she's never done.

She'd better get used to it now... 

I come from a council estate in a three-bedroomed house with five of us, so it's pretty cramped. So for them to have their own rooms will be nice, but I'm not moving far."

Beverley DoranLottery winner

Harrogate teenager Luke is 'power mad'

Jericho Keys

Reporter, BBC Radio York

Most days I can barely raise a sweat let alone heavy weights so I was impressed today meeting Harrogate teenager Luke Richardson.

Luke, 19, is a powerlifter who has already broken a number of records despite having competed in the discipline for just a year.

He's currently preparing to compete in the European Power Lifting Championships in Thisted, Denmark.

The championships start on 12 March, so Luke is putting in extra shifts at his gym in Boroughbridge and this morning I went along to see how his training is going:

Police warning over stolen medication

Jim Addyman

BBC Local Live

South Yorkshire Police have issued a public warning after controlled drugs were stolen from a pharmacy in Rossington, Doncaster.

prescription drugs
BBC

Weldricks Pharmacy on Green Lane was burgled on Monday. 

Police are urging people in the area not to take any medication that has not been prescribed to them, as it could have serious health implications.

More cuts in council services expected for Leeds

Jim Addyman

BBC Local Live

More cuts to council services in Leeds are expected to be approved later with officials proposing to put council tax up by just under 5% - 3% of that will be spent on providing social care. 

Almost 500 jobs are also expected to be lost over the next year as the council makes savings of £25m. 

Professor Tony Travers is from the London School of Economics: