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Summary

  1. Yorkshire health services hit by major cyber attack
  2. Greens will not stand in two West Yorkshire constituencies
  3. Updates on Friday 12 May 2017

Live Reporting

By David Ward, Mick Lunney and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's all from Tuesday...

    Those are all our updates from Yorkshire on Tuesday 9 May 2017.

    Want to find out what's happening where you live on Wednesday 10 May? Just click here.

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    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, at J30 for A642.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M62 eastbound at J30, A642 (Rothwell), because of an accident.

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

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    Severe accident: A629 North Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    A629 North Yorkshire both ways severe accident, between A6131 Keighley Road and Ings Lane.

    A629 North Yorkshire - A629 in Low Bradley blocked and queuing traffic in both directions between the A6131 Keighley Road junction and the Ings Lane junction, because of an accident.

    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. Man arrested in Sheffield over firearms offences
    2. Theresa May in York and Leeds on general election campaign trail
    3. Woman robbed in hammer attack
    4. Rotherham recycling fire: Fire crews stay at site for another day
    5. Sheffield's pollution-absorbing poster to be sold for charity

    See you tomorrow.

  5. Refurbishment of St. George's Hall will 'start soon'

    We're being told long-awaited refurbishment work at St George's Hall in Bradford will start soon. 

    St George's Hall

    Sources say it should be completed by the end of next year after the hiring of a contractor to do the work. 

    Concerns were raised last month by opposition councillors on Bradford Council about how long the work is taking.

  6. Rotherham striker commits to relegated club with one-year deal

    Striker Jonson Clarke-Harris has agreed a new one-year deal with Rotherham United.

    Jonson Clarke-Harris

    The 22-year-old suffered a serious knee injury in a friendly last July but returned to play a part in the Millers' final seven Championship games.

    He is the first out-of-contract player to commit to Rotherham, who will play in League One next season.

    "A fit Clarke-Harris is a handful against anyone," boss Paul Warne told the club's website.

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    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe accident, between J29 for M1 and J30 for A642.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Two lanes blocked and queuing traffic on M62 eastbound between J29, M1 (Lofthouse) and J30, A642 (Rothwell), because of an accident.

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

  8. Help wanted to hit crime targets

    Nathan Turvey

    BBC Radio York News

    A job advert is being shared on social media to find someone who can help Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan to hit crime targets and make sure the public is happy with the force's performance. 

    So while it's not a job for a would-be Batman, it seems to carry a lot of responsibility.

    The ad is here; no cape required.

    Julia Mulligan
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    Severe disruption: M1 West Yorkshire northbound

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

    M1 West Yorkshire - Lane blocked and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J40, A638 (Ossett) and J41, A650 (Carrgate), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

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    Severe accident: M1 West Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 West Yorkshire southbound severe accident, between J40 for A638 Ossett and J39 for A636 Wakefield.

    M1 West Yorkshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J40, A638 (Ossett) and J39, A636 (Wakefield), because of an accident.

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

  11. Man arrested in Sheffield over firearms offences

    More on that police incident in the Sharrow area of Sheffield this afternoon, officers say they have arrested a man.

    South View Road

    Armed police were seen on South View Road and residents were told to stay inside their homes.

    South Yorkshire Police have confirmed they have arrested a man on suspicion of firearms offences in connection to a West Yorkshire Police incident last week.

    Officers also say that there is no cause for concern now the man is in custody.  

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    Severe accident: M62 West Yorkshire westbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire westbound severe accident, between J31 for A655 and J30 for A642.

    M62 West Yorkshire - Heavier than usual traffic on M62 westbound between J31, A655 (Castleford) and J30, A642 (Rothwell), because of people slowing to look at an accident. On the hard shoulder.

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

  13. CCTV appeal over takeaway attack

    Nick Wilson

    BBC Radio Sheffield

    Police think the people in these CCTV images are linked to an assault which left a man with a broken jaw and broken nose.

    Officers think the people in the images are from the Sheffield area because of their accents.

    The assault happened outside Pizza Royal on Corporation Street in Chesterfield in March.

    There's an appeal for help in identifying the man and woman.

    CCTV image
    CCTV image
  14. Big yellow bird alert in Scarborough

    Ian White

    Journalist, BBC Look North

    Scarborough will welcome back a familiar face at the Spa Theatre this summer.

    Entertainer and comedy legend Bernie Clifton is doing his first traditional-style 'summer season' for more than 20 years. 

    The 81-year-old  will perform for six weeks in a return to his roots...pretty much doing what he did when he started out. 

    Oh and don't worry - the ostrich is coming out of retirement too. 

    Some people will remember this piece of archive footage from the BBC's Seaside Special featuring Bernie back in 1977..before I was born of course....ahem..

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    Video caption: Bernie Clifton back in Scarborough after more than twenty years
  15. Fourteen years for Huddersfield pervert who attacked officers

    A man from Huddersfield is starting a 14 year prison sentence this afternoon after he was found in possession of indecent images and assaulted two police officers.

    Christopher Hartley

    Christopher Hartley, 44 and from Fartown, was arrested last year in Cheshire on suspicion of possession of indecent images. 

    While he was handcuffed and in custody in the police vehicle he attacked the police officers. Both officers are still receiving medical treatment and one has been left with permanent damage. 

    Both officers have since returned to work. Hartley was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court today.

    Quote Message: Both officers genuinely feared for their lives, and they are still recovering from what happened, both physically and emotionally." from Ass Ch Con Nick Bailey Cheshire Police
    Ass Ch Con Nick BaileyCheshire Police
  16. Methodist minister John Price 'hypnotised boys before sex attacks'

    A Methodist minister used hypnosis on four boys before indecently assaulting them, a court has heard.

    York Methodist Church

    The Reverend John Price allegedly told his victims the hypnosis was to help them relax, before he carried out the abuse, Teesside Crown Court was told.

    The defendant is accused of carrying out the attacks on two youths in the 1970s and 80s.

    Mr Price, 82, of Ash Tree Close, Bedale, North Yorkshire, who is now retired, denies 14 counts of indecent assault on boys aged between 11 and 17.

    The trial continues.

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    Severe disruption: M1 Derbyshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 Derbyshire northbound severe disruption, between J30 for A616 and J31 for A57 Sheffield.

    M1 Derbyshire - One lane blocked and slow traffic on M1 northbound between J30, A616 (Worksop) and J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle.

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