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Summary

  1. Yorkshire MPs in lockdown at Westminster after security incident at Parliament
  2. Five convicted of child sex abuse in South Yorkshire
  3. Plans for new prison at Full Sutton near York
  4. Bradford and York 'could be stifled by Brexit' - Think-tank
  5. Barnsley MP in row with left-wing group Momentum
  6. Number of IVF patients in West Yorkshire set to double
  7. Plans for 'smart motorway' in South Yorkshire could be scrapped
  8. Prince of Wales on visit to North and West Yorkshire
  9. Yorkshire Happy Valley writer Sally Wainwright scoops TV awards
  10. Updates on Wednesday 22 March 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Ronan Sully and Oli Woodcock

All times stated are UK

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  1. University of Sheffield Students' Union ranked best in UK

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    The University of Sheffield Students' Union has been rated the best in the UK.

    It's the ninth year the organisation has topped the "Good Students' Union" category of the  Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey .

    It achieved a 98% approval rating from students.

    University of Sheffield Students' Union
  2. £100k bill for new South Yorkshire devolution consultation

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Taxpayers face a £100,000 bill for a new consultation about devolution in South Yorkshire.

    It comes after a previous survey was ruled unlawful  following a legal challenge by Derbyshire County Council regarding how the consultation was carried out in Chesterfield.

    Sheffield City Region

    The ruling last year meant that plans for a directly elected mayor for the Sheffield City Region have been delayed until 2018.

    However, Doncaster and Barnsley Councils are exploring an alternative proposals for a Yorkshire-wide mayor.

  3. Sheffield flood defence scheme to be finished this year

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A flood defence scheme along the River Don in Sheffield is set to be completed this year.

    The Lower Don Valley scheme is the first of six projects being worked on since 2014.

    It is hoped that they will reduce the chances of a repeat of the damage caused by the 2007 floods.

    Sheffield flood defences
  4. Search for witnesses after Maltby hit and run crash

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Police are appealing for witnesses after a collision in Maltby on Monday.

    At 16:50 a red Chevrolet and a black Peugeot crashed on the A631 Tickhill Road near the colliery.

    A631 Tickhill Road

    The Chevrolet ended up in a ditch, leaving the driver with minor injuries, while the black Peugeot drove off.

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

  5. Sheffield schoolboy to help Nasa fix error he spotted

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A Sheffield schoolboy who spotted an error in data from Nasa could now help to fix the problem.

    A-level student Miles Soloman discovered that some energy readings from the International Space Station were negative, something which is impossible.

    James O'Neill and Miles Soloman

    Miles and his teacher James O'Neill reported the error to the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) who alerted the US space department.

    The 17-year-old could now help scientists at Nasa fix the problem.

  6. Watch: Barnsley students revisit the miners' strike in new play

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A new play about the 1984/85 miner' strike opens at Barnsley's Electric Theatre tonight.

    "Two Tribes" has been researched and produced by students at University Campus Barnsley, some of whom didn't have any knowledge of the strike before they started the project.

    Here's a preview of tonight's performance:

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    Video caption: two tribes
  7. Listen: MP says 'I barricaded myself and others in my office'

    BBC Radio Humberside

    Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy spoke to Andy Comfort yesterday evening about the Westminster attack:

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    Video caption: Brigg and Goole MP Andrew Percy talking to Andy Comfort about the Westminster attack.
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    Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at J40 for A638 Ossett.

    M1 West Yorkshire - Heavy traffic on M1 southbound at J40, A638 (Ossett), because of an accident earlier on. All lanes have been re-opened.

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

  9. Crews called out to Sheffield house fire

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Firefighters have been dealing with a house fire in the Highfield area of Sheffield this morning. 

    We are told the occupants of the house are safe.

    Three fire engines were sent to a property at Holland Place at 05:10.

    Holland Place
  10. Yorkshire flags to fly at half mast after Westminster attack

    Kevin Larkin

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    We're seeing a show of solidarity from authorities in Yorkshire after yesterday's attack in Westminster .

    Many councils here will fly their flags at half mast to honour those who lost their lives:

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  11. That's all from Wednesday.....

    Those are the updates from Wednesday 22 March 2027.

    If you want to get all the latest news, sport, weather and travel on Thursday 23 March, click here .

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    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe disruption, between J26 for M606 and J25 for A644.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Two lanes closed and very slow traffic on M62 westbound between J26, M606 (Chain Bar) and J25, A644 (Brighouse), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  13. Our five top stories today

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

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

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

    1. Some of our Yorkshire MPs have been on 'lockdown' at Westminster following this afternoon's incident which has left at least one woman dead. You can follow the latest on the Westminster attack here .

    2. Five people have been found guilty in relation to the rape and prostitution of five young girls in South Yorkshire

    3. An economic think-tank says it's concerned Brexit will be bad for Bradford and York

    4. A film telling the story of the role of the community living close to Valley Parade at the time of the Bradford City fire had its premiere today

    5.  Emmerdale has won the  best Soap & Continuing Drama at the Royal Television Society Programme Awards 2017

    Finally, thanks to  BBC Weather Watcher  Sandie's Valley for sending in this fantastic picture taken in Holmfirth of the ultimate Jemima Puddle-Duck.

    Ducks in Holmfirth
  14. Watch: Labour MP for Wakfield on what happened in Westminster

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    More now on the news that a major security incident has been  declared in Westminster .

    The Labour MP for Wakefield Mary Creagh was on her way to vote in the Commons and she describes what happened.

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  15. Westminster security incident: Former PM Cameron tweets condolences

    The former Prime Minister David Cameron tweeted following this afternoon's security incident at Westminster.

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  16. Leeds MP Hilary Benn on security attack at Westminster

    Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn gives his thoughts on the security alert in Westminster

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  17. Parliament security incident: Huddersfield MP shares pictures from Commons lockdown

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Some MPs have now been moved from the parliament building, but some remain in the chamber. 

    They are not normally allowed to take photographs there but they have been posting pictures on Twitter, including one from the MP for Huddersfield Barry Sheerman.

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  18. 'There was more panic outside than inside' - Kevin Hollinrake MP on Parliament incident

    Oli Woodcock

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    More now on the news that a major security incident has been declared in Westminster .

    Ambulances at Parliament

    A police officer has been stabbed in the grounds of Parliament prompting a lockdown. 

    The MP for Thirsk and Malton - Kevin Hollinrake - spoke to  BBC Radio York  shortly after shots were heard:

    Quote Message: There was definitely a clear noise, like a gunshot, but it was clear that it was something like that noise. Then people in the streets suddenly moved in a direction away from the gun shots. There was more panic, certainly, outside than inside." from Kevin Hollinrake MP for Thirsk and Malton
    Kevin HollinrakeMP for Thirsk and Malton