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  1. Police inquiry over 'gun incident' at Barnsley school
  2. Misogyny to be treated as hate crime in North Yorkshire
  3. Leeds schoolgirls miss lessons as sanitary towels too expensive
  4. Rail strike: Northern publishes revised timetable
  5. Protest in Sheffield against new Bishop's views on women's ordination
  6. Air Ambulance lands in York street to treat injured woman
  7. North Yorkshire fracking protesters set out on 120-mile trans-Pennine walk
  8. Updates on Wednesday 8 March 2017

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By Andrew Barton, Kevin Larkin and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from Wednesday...

    Those are all our updates from Wednesday 8 March 2017.

    Want all the latest news, sport, weather and travel updates from across Yorkshire on Thursday 9 March? Just click here .

  2. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M18 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M18 South Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J6 for A614 and J7 for M62.

    M18 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M18 northbound between J6, A614 (Thorne) and J7, M62 (Langham), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  3. Our five top stories today

    Nick Wilmshurst

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

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

    See you tomorrow.

  4. Hebden Bridge

    Video content

    Video caption: Clare Balding joins a family from Hebden Bridge for whom walking is a vital experience.

    Clare Balding joins a couple who have discovered walking is a wonderful way to help their three adopted children, all of whom have experienced emotional difficulties.

  5. Bradford man jailed for rape of schoolgirl

    A man from Bradford has started a 13-year jail sentence for the rape of a schoolgirl.

    Tariq Syed

    Tariq Syed, 64, of Pemberton Drive was jailed at Bradford Crown Court  on Tuesday after raping the girl in September 2014.  

    The victim's family returned to Romania unexpectedly before the trail started, officers from West Yorkshire Police flew out there to persuade them to return.   

    The trial began in February and yesterday Syed was convicted and sentenced for the rape and perverting the course of justice.  

    Quote Message: This case shows the determination and the desire of our detectives to get justice for the victim and her family." from Det Ch Insp Andy Howard West Yorkshire Police
    Det Ch Insp Andy Howard West Yorkshire Police
  6. Cyclist, 25, badly hurt in collision with lorry

    A 25-year-old cyclist from York has suffered serious injuries after she collided with a lorry.

    York accident site

    The accident happened this morning at about 08:00 at the junction of James Street and Hazel Court in York.

    The woman suffered serious injuries and was taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary where she remains in a serious condition.

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    Severe accident: A1079 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A1079 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between Field Lane and Tang Hall Lane.

    A1079 North Yorkshire - A1079 Hull Road in York closed and very slow traffic in both directions between the Field Lane junction and the Tang Hall Lane junction, because of an accident.

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

  8. University and charity work to combat Parkinson's disease

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    The University of Sheffield is working with the charity Parkinson's UK to create a new "biotech company" that will develop drugs to treat the disease. 

    It's hoped the new company will pick up on early stage scientific breakthroughs that may not be promoted by commercial companies

    University of Sheffield
  9. Can Hull help Leeds become Capital of Culture?

    Clare Crooks

    BBC Local Live, Hull

    Leading business people are meeting in Leeds today to see how they can help in getting the city the title of Capital of Culture - the European version of our City of Culture in Hull.

    The title will be awarded to a UK city in 2023.

    We Are Hull
  10. Burton Albion 'having to work so hard'

    Dave Wade

    BBC Local Live

    Burton Albion held Sheffield Wednesday to a 1-1 draw at Hillsborough to extend their unbeaten run to five matches. 

    Here's what Nigel Clough had to say...

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    Video caption: Burton stretch their unbeaten run to 5 after a 1-1 draw against Sheffield Wednesday.

    Jackson Irvine's first-half volley was enough to keep Burton three points clear of the relegation zone.  

  11. Do you know this man?

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Police have released an e-fit of a man police want to speak to after money was stolen from an elderly woman in Doncaster.

    A man knocked on the woman's door in Church Balk Gardens on 21 February claiming he had chased away some young people who had damaged the property.


    After being let in he is said to have stolen money from her before running away when she became suspicious.

    Anyone with information is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.

  12. 7,000 illegal cigarettes and alcohol seized in raid on Doncaster shop

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Police have seized 7,000 illegal cigarettes and a quantity of alcohol in a raid on a shop in Doncaster.

    South Yorkshire Police carried out the raid in the Balby area earlier today.

    The store is not being identified becuase of the ongoing investigation.

  13. Missing teenager has been found

    Some good news this afternoon, 15-year-old Saba Hussain who was missing from Cleveland and was suspected of being in Bradford has been found safe and well.

  14. York stadium building work delayed until the autumn

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Work won't now start on York's new Community Stadium until the autumn at the earliest

    A new report is being discussed by the city council that follows a number of setbacks for the stadium, including a failed judicial review over the planning process.

    A building contractor for the stadium still has to be found though.

    York Stadium