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Summary

  1. Sheffield United set to re-sign Ched Evans
  2. Women's Equality Party leader to fight West Yorkshire seat in general election
  3. Second phase of £70m transformation of Barnsley gets underway
  4. Plans for legal challenge to demolition of Scarborough theatre
  5. Main thoroughfare in York closed for a fortnight
  6. Three North Yorkshire women given British Empire Medals
  7. Leeds United film premieres in city tonight
  8. Stolen lamb reunited with mother
  9. Heartbeat books author has died, family say
  10. Live updates on Monday 24 April 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Claire Renwick and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, between J32 for M18 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound between J32, M18 (Thurcroft) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a police incident.

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

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    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, at J31 for A57 Sheffield.

    M1 South Yorkshire - M1 exit slip road closed southbound at J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a police incident.

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

  3. Visually-impaired woman sexually assaulted

    Police are hunting a man who sexually assaulted a visually-impaired woman in Harrogate.

    Jennyfield Drive

    It happened on a Saturday morning two weeks ago on Jennyfield Drive in Harrogate when a man grabbed a visually-impaired woman’s breast.

    Police say that they believe the suspect had a Welsh accent and was walking a boxer dog.

    If you have any information you can call North Yorkshire Police on 101.

  4. General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

    Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June:

    Video content

    Video caption: The deadline to register is 22 May
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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, between J40 for A638 Ossett and J41 for A650.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 northbound between J40, A638 (Ossett) and J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  6. General election 2017: How do I register to vote?

    Don't get left outside on polling day. Here are details of what you need and where you need to go to register for the general election on 8 June:

    Video content

    Video caption: The deadline to register is 22 May
  7. Our five top stories from 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. Sheffield United set to re-sign Ched Evans
    2. General Election 2017: Women's Equality Party leader to stand for Shipley seat
    3. Legal challenge to demolition of Scarborough Futurist Theatre
    4. Lucky by name, lucky by nature: Stolen Sheffield lamb back with mum
    5. Inside the long closed doors of the Bradford Odeon

    See you tomorrow.

  8. Escaped prisoner found in Northumbria

    A violent prisoner who absconded from a North Yorkshire prison while serving a five-year sentence for grievous bodily harm has been found.

    Donna Willis

    Donna Willis had been on the run from HMP Askham Grange, near York, since last Wednesday, but today Northumbria Police say they have arrested her.

    Last Friday North Yorkshire Police issued an appeal to try and find her, they urged the public "not to approach" her.

  9. 5,500 complaints aimed at Sheffield council contractor in past year

    Gina Bolton

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    The company behind the Streets Ahead project to resurface roads and pavements in Sheffield has revealed it's received five and a half thousand complaints in the last 12 months.

    500 of them were about concerns over the removal and maintenance of trees

    Tree felling in Sheffield

    The firm, Amey, say they take all complaints seriously and work hard to resolve them.   

  10. Virgin Trains East Coast strike now suspended

    A 48-hour strike on Virgin Trains East Coast on Friday and Saturday has been suspended following progress in talks, the RMT union said.

  11. Drugs raid in Morley prompts primary school lockdown

    Seven Hills Primary School

    More now on the story we brought you earlier about a school in Leeds being put into lockdown.

    This afternoon the National Crime Agency gave an explanation for the order.

    Seven Hills Primary School in Morley was told to go into lockdown at 15:06 and remained in that state for 20 minutes. 

    The school day finished at 15:15 and parents coming to pick up their children were caught up in the lockdown.

    Details were initially sketchy but this is what we've now been told:

    Quote Message: West Yorkshire police, acting on behalf of the National Crime Agency, arrested three men in connection with drugs offences in a raid at an address in Morley, Leeds, earlier today. West Yorkshire officers are working to make the site safe.” from National Crime Agency Spokesman
    National Crime AgencySpokesman
    Police in Morley
  12. HS2 money 'will not fund Brexit fallout'

    Money earmarked for the HS2 rail project will not be diverted to help pay for any negative effects of Brexit, a government minister has said.

    HS2

    Reports over the weekend had suggested the project may even be scrapped to pay for any kind of fallout from Brexit. 

    There had been rumours of a rebellion among Conservative MPs over the £55.7bn high-speed railway line, with a pause in the project said to be under consideration for the Tory manifesto. 

    However, communities minister Andrew Percy told MPs there was currently no change in the government's position.

  13. 'Lovely cats' found abandoned in upside-down pet carrier in field

    Two cats who were seemingly thrown away in Castleford by their owners and found in an upside-down pet carrier in a field are now waiting to be re-homed.

    Cats

    The pair are thought to be a mother and daughter and were found unhurt by someone who was out walking.

    The RSPCA came and rescued the animals, but they say there's no CCTV coverage so it's impossible to find out who left the cats.  

    They are now being cared for at RSPCA's Leeds, Wakefield and District Branch and are looking for new owners.

    Quote Message: It is very sad to see them abandoned in this way. Hopefully a home can now be found as they are lovely cats.” from Insp Dave Holgate RSPCA
    Insp Dave HolgateRSPCA
  14. Alistair Brownlee: Olympian wins on long-distance debut

    Double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee from Leeds marked his debut in long-distance triathlons with victory in the Challenge Gran Canaria.  

    Alistair Brownlee

    The 29-year-old won in 4:03:09, more than eight minutes faster than Belgium's Pieter Heemeryck, with fellow Briton Mark Buckingham third.

    In the women's race, Britain's Emma Pallant claimed victory from compatriot Lucy Charles, finishing in 4:35:15.

    Switzerland's Daniela Ryf was third.

  15. Revealed: Traffic cops don't join the force to 'avoid running'

    Well done to Sgt Paul Cording who raised £4,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by running the London Marathon at the weekend.

    Witty praise from retired Deputy Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police too:

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    Sgt Paul Cording
  16. Batley man Ghulam Hussain admits terror offences

    A 30-year-old man from Batley who tried to travel to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State has pleaded guilty to terror offences at Leeds Crown Court today. 

    Leeds Crown Court

    Ghulam Hussain, of Track Road, also gave an undercover officer money to help him join the group.

    Hussain pleaded guilty to engaging in conduct in preparation for committing an act of terrorism and engaging in conduct with the intention of assisting another person to commit an act of terrorism. 

    Hussain was arrested as part of a pre-planned "intelligence-led investigation" by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit. He was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on 12 May.