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Andrew Barton, Adam Pinder-Smith and Nick Wilmshurst

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  1. That's all from Tuesday...

    That's all from across Yorkshire on Tuesday 18 April 2017.

    Want to find out what's happening where you live on Wednesday 19 April? Just click here.

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J34 for A631.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound at J34, A631 (Meadowhall), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J45 for A63 Pontefract Lane.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound at J45, A63 (Leeds Cross Green).

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

  4. Our five top stories today

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

    1. Teenagers arrested after man, 65, found dead in Doncaster park
    2. Snap election: Yorkshire's MPs react
    3. Man sought in connection with missing Huddersfield teenager
    4. Police warning to Yorkshire drug users after six drug-linked deaths
    5. A Kind of Magic planned for Sheffield and Leeds

    See you tomorrow.

  5. Dream achieved for Doncaster man

    Oli Constable

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Chris King from Rossington in Doncaster, who became the first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant has realised his dream.     

    He spoke on many occasions of wanting to clap his beloved Leeds Rhinos rugby league team which he managed at the weekend.

    Chris King clapping Leeds Rhinos

    The surgery took place at Leeds General Infirmary after he lost his hands during an accident at work.  

  6. Fire at listed house in Huddersfield caused by wood burning stove

    Last week we bought you the news of a house fire which devastated a Grade II listed house in Huddersfield. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have released more details about the cause.


    It happened in Sheepridge at New House Hall which was built in the Elizabethan era. No one was hurt in the blaze.

    Fire officers say that they believe that it started accidentally after a bin was set on fire by a wood burning stove. 

  7. Beauty pageants, a thing of the past?

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Well not in Yorkshire it seems as the search for the county's choice for the Miss England contest is underway.

    The current Miss Hope Valley is Stephanie Hill.

    Alison Peddis from Doncaster helps co-organise the Yorkshire Beauty Awards which leads to the winner being crowned Miss Yorkshire:

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    Video caption: Beauty contest organisers Alison and Stephanie.
  8. On yer bike for free: Bike library opens at Halifax fire station

    A new bike library, launched as a legacy of the Tour de France and Tour De Yorkshire, officially opens at Halifax Fire Station today. 


    The first loan was presented by the Mayor of Calderdale to a student from Ling Bob School. 

    The project which sees unwanted bikes fixed up and loaned out has been organised by the Yorkshire Bank.  

    Since the first library opened last year, more than 36,000 children have been given the chance to ride a bike and nearly 5,000 bikes have been donated.

  9. Thousands back campaign to re-open Dinnington police station in wake of Leonne Weeks' murder

    Sheffield Star

    More than 3,000 people have signed a petition calling for Dinnington police station to be re-opened, after a teenage girl was stabbed to death on a footpath there earlier this year. 

    The murder of 16-year-old Leonne Weeks on January 16 this year shocked the Dinnington community, and came just a month after Steven Fretwell was murdered at his home in nearby Laughton on December 18, 2016.

    Image of Leonne Weeks from Dinnington.
  10. Watch: Tour de Yorkshire - Busy with bunting for best dressed bikes

    With less than two weeks to go to the the start of the Tour de Yorkshire one town on the route has been busy with bunting. 

    The race begins with a 173km stage from Bridlington to Scarborough on Friday, 28 April, followed by a 122.5km race from Tadcaster to Harrogate on Saturday.

    Children in Tadcaster have already been busy with bunting for best dressed bikes:

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    Video caption: Sue Morgan's organised workshops for children to decorate bicycles.
  11. Artwork on show in Sheffield

    Andy Kershaw

    BBC Radio Sheffield reporter

    Have you been inside Sheffield's Graves Art Gallery recently?

    If not, you're missing this by Grayson Perry.

    Take a look:

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  12. Victim service launched in Doncaster

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    A service for victims jointly commissioned by South Yorkshire and Humberside's police and crime commissioners was launched today in Doncaster. 

    It will provide support services to all victims of crime across Humberside and South Yorkshire both immediately after the event and during longer term recovery.

    Victims service scheme launch in Doncaster.
    Quote Message: It is important that each victim has access to a single point of contact, which will offer services to meet their specific needs." from Dr Alan Billings South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner.
    Dr Alan BillingsSouth Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner.
  13. Listen: Snap election - 'This had to be brought to a head'

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    Andy Price, head of politics at Sheffield Hallam University, has been giving BBC Radio Sheffield his reaction to the news that Theresa May will seek an election on Thursday 8 June:

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    Video caption: Head of Politics at Sheffield Hallam University, Andy Price.
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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, at J40 for A638 Ossett.

    M1 West Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on exit slip road and slow traffic northbound at J40, A638 (Ossett), because of a vehicle fire.

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

  15. Snap election: What to expect in West Yorkshire


    Richard Edwards

    Political Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Expect big battles to be fought in West Yorkshire between now and 8 June. That's because, in these unpredictable political times, no party activist dares to take a vote for granted. 

    Ed Balls and Andrea Jenkyns

    Our county is home to some of the most marginal constituencies in the country. Morley and Outwood is the eleventh tightest in the nation. 

    Andrea Jenkyns (pictured) took it from shadow chancellor turned ballroom dancer Ed Balls in 2010 - she's now defending a majority of 422. Across in Halifax, Holly Lynch will try to win again for Labour on a cushion of just 428 votes. 

    Expect a political streetfight in Leeds North West, where Greg Mulholland was one of the few Lib Dems to emerge from the wreckage of the 2015 result. 

    A big test of his 2907 majority will be his party's calls for a second EU referendum.      

  16. Search for pair after £500 toothbrush theft

    Police want to speak to these two people after toothbrushes worth more than £500 were stolen from a shop in York.

    Toothbrush theft

    Yes, you read that right, two toothbrushes were taken from Boots in Monks Cross retail park, which are worth £270 each.

    That's a lot of toothbrush.

    If you can help the police, you can pass any information you may have by calling 101.

  17. Specialist gym sessions in Sheffield

    Jenny Eells

    BBC Radio Sheffield reporter

    After all that Easter chocolate you might be thinking about a trip to the gym to burn off those calories.

    Easy enough you might think. Well, not for people with additional needs like autism, who can find these sort of trips terrifying.

    Wisewood Sports Centre in Sheffield is doing its bit to combat this by offering specialist sessions for people with learning difficulties and I've been for a look at what they offer:

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    Video caption: A Sheffield gym is offering special gym sessions for people with autism.
  18. Thousands of pounds stolen from OAP

    Thousands of pounds has been stolen from the house of an elderly lady in Huddersfield.


    Detectives say it happened between 4 and 8 April at her home on Keldregate, in Bradley.

    The burglars took £5,000 of her money and the police say they're appealing for any information about the theft.

  19. Listen: General election call is "absolutely right"

    Adam Pinder-Smith

    BBC Local Live, Yorkshire

    The Conservative Spokesperson for South Yorkshire, Spencer Pitfield has told BBC Radio Sheffield that although the news that Theresa May has called a general election was a "surprise" to him, he thinks it's "absolutely right":

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    Video caption: Spencer Pitfield, Conservative Spokeperson for South Yorkshire.