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Summary

  1. Charges dropped against two Sheffield tree protesters
  2. Boeing to build first European factory between Sheffield and Rotherham
  3. Temporary workers claim they're losing hundreds due to 'umbrella companies'
  4. Mass tree planting flood protection measures for the Calder Valley
  5. Three arrested after police pursuit through West and North Yorkshire
  6. Legendary rapper Eminem to headline Leeds Festival
  7. Updates on Friday 24 February 2017

Live Reporting

By Jim Addyman, Ronan Sully and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our five top stories today

    That's all from us for today and, indeed, this week.

    We'll be back on Monday from 06:30 with all the latest news, sport, weather and travel from across Yorkshire. 

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

    1. Charges dropped against two Sheffield tree protesters
    2. Sheffield to play crucial role in "new industrial revolution"
    3. Taxi driver attacked by stone-throwing gang in Halifax
    4. Arrests after police pursuit  through West and North Yorkshire
    5. Eminem returning to headline Leeds Festival

    See you next week.

  2. Recycle more in Bradford from next week

    Good news if you live in Bradford and want to recycle more: from next Tuesday you can.

    Recycling

    Up to now residents have only been able to put paper, card, glass and plastic bottles into their recycling bins, but now they can also add plastic food trays, yoghurt pots, margarine and butter tubs, drink cartons and tetrapacks.

    Hooray! Now you can drink all the orange juice you like AND save the planet. All the recycling can now go into one bin (the grey one) while general waste will still go into the green bin. 

    And now you won't need to spend ages separating paper anymore. It can go in with all the rest of the recycling.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, at J28 for A650.

    M62 West Yorkshire - M62 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic westbound at J28, A650 (Tingley), because of a broken down coach.

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

  4. Search for anti-social bikers in Sheffield

    Do you know these bikers? Police want to speak to them about some anti-social behaviour in the Wybourne area of Sheffield on Wednesday.

    Bikers

    The pair were photographed near Manor Oaks Road at about 12:40.    

    If you can help, call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

  5. Boeing to open first European factory in South Yorkshire

    More on today's news that US firm Boeing has announced plans to open its first European commercial factory in South Yorkshire , creating at least 30 jobs.

    Artist's impression of factory

    President of Boeing Europe, Sir Michael Arthur, said they chose Catcliffe in Rotherham for the £20m factory because of a skilled workforce in the area and the firm's links with Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.

    He said: "The area has very high skills, particular in advanced manufacturing technology, which we think is world class."

    "We, as a company, want to start making these very sophisticated components - actuation systems, the gearing systems on wings, and Sheffield is a good place to come," he added.

    The factory, which will produce actuators for 737, 737 MAX and 777 aircraft, will be next to the AMRC centre.

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M606 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M606 West Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at M62 J26.

    M606 West Yorkshire - M606 exit slip road partially blocked and slow traffic southbound at M62 J26, Chain Bar, because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe accident: A1(M) North Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    A1(M) North Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on A1(M) northbound at J46, B6164 (Wetherby), because of an accident.

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

  8. Travel update: Friday rush hour well under way

    BBC Travel

    It's all starting to get a bit busier on the roads as people move around on Friday home time.

    This latest picture is from just before J28 westbound on the M62.

    If you spot anything on the roads,  get in touch .

    Traffic
  9. Police appeal over Doncaster attack

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a pedestrian was slashed with a knife on White Lea Road in Doncaster on Wednesday.

    Wath road

    The 24-year-old man was approaching the junction of Wath Road in the Mexborough area at about 23:30 when he was attacked by four men.

    He needed hospital treatment, but his injury isn't thought to be life-threatening.

  10. Memories of York floods to be kept high and dry

    Just over a year on from the York floods , a project launched today aims to document memories of the deluge.

    Flood rescue workers in York floodwaters

    Staff at the Jorvik Viking Centre, which was itself badly affected by flooding, want residents to bring along the treasured possessions they saved from rising flood waters. 

    The items will be photographed for the Waterproof Memories project, and people will be invited the story of that object as part of an audio recording which may form part of a community exhibition.

    Quote Message: We've had one gentleman suggest a bacon sandwich, because he has a very strong memory of filling sandbags and eating bacon sandwiches. So it's something that captures a memory." from Jane Jackson Jorvik Viking Centre
    Jane JacksonJorvik Viking Centre
  11. Leeds' star role in film history to be celebrated

    A documentary celebrating Leeds' starring role in the history of film is due to get an exclusive screening in the city this weekend.

    Louis Le Prince

    The First Film was put together by Leeds-born and educated filmmaker David Nicholas Wilkinson, who spent 33 years trying to bring the documentary to the cinema .

    His aim was to prove once and for all that the world's first film was shot in Leeds by Louis Le Prince.

    Mr Nicholas says: "It took me 33 years to get this film to the big screen, and for years literally hundreds of people did not believe the story.

    "But Leeds, as I show in the film, was possibly the world's most innovative city in many areas in the 1800s.

    "I have now proven the truth: the world’s very first film was made on 14 October 1888 by a Frenchman in Leeds."

  12. West Yorkshire's latest flood defence? 200,000 trees

    Cathy Booth

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    This is the area of moorland near Todmoden where Yorkshire Water is planning to plant 200,000 trees in the hope of preventing future flooding.

    Moorland near Todmorden

    The idea is to slow the flow of water and protect Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd - which were all badly affected by flooding in 2015.

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    Severe accident: A65 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A65 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, near Highgate Farm.

    A65 North Yorkshire - A65 in Thorlby blocked and very slow traffic in both directions near the Highgate Farm junction, because of an accident.

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

  14. Name of new North Yorkshire potash mine uneveiled

    The name of a planned new £2bn potash mine near Whitby has been officially revealed.

    Potash mine site

    The mine will called the Woodsmith Mine, and is named after geologists Peter Woods and Dr Frederick Smith. 

    Unveiling the mine's name, Northern Powerhouse minister Andrew Percy said it was a real vote of confidence in the economic potential of the region.

    The plans include building a minehead at Dove's Nest Farm, Sneaton, with shafts 4,921ft deep.

    The minerals will then be transported 23 miles underground to Wilton International  near Redcar.

    Work on building the mine is expected to start in the summer.

  15. Taxi driver attacked by stone-throwing gang in Halifax

    A taxi driver has been left with a facial injury after he was assaulted by a gang of youths in Halifax.

    Ovenden Way

    The gang had been throwing stones at his car on Ovenden Way, and when the driver got out to confront them they began to punch and kick him.

    He suffered a large gash above his eye in the attack, which took place on Wednesday. His car was left with a cracked windscreen. 

    Police have appealed to drivers and other taxi owners to check their dash-cams for any footage of the attack.

    Quote Message: We are in the process of identifying the suspects. We have also spoken to other taxi drivers who have suffered similar attacks." from Sgt Darren Bedford West Yorkshire Police
    Sgt Darren BedfordWest Yorkshire Police
  16. Have you seen these stolen items?

    Have you seen these items? They were stolen in a burglary in Doncaster yesterday. 

    Stolen items

    The brown leather document holder and rose gold pocket watch were taken from a house in Broughton Road, Bessacarr, sometime last night.

    The owner of the house woke up to find someone had broken in the back doors.

    If you can help, call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

  17. Flood warning for River Ouse

    A flood warning's currently in place for the River Ouse .

    It's at Naburn Lock, and is because of rising river levels caused by rainfall over the last few days. 

    A flood warning means flooding is expected - and immediate action is required.