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Summary

  1. Bradford imam arrested on suspicion of Pakistan murder
  2. Service marks Bradford City fire disaster anniversary
  3. Investigation into damage to Whitby Swing Bridge
  4. Former Respect party leader to contest Bradford West seat
  5. Plans approved for £12m university campus in Doncaster
  6. Missing Castleford boy found 'safe and well'
  7. Nuisance bikers tackled in West Yorkshire
  8. North Yorkshire's Atlantic-beating mums up for 'role model' award
  9. Catweazle actor Bayldon dies aged 93
  10. Updates on Thursday 11 May 2017

Live Reporting

By Andrew Barton, Claire Renwick and Nick Wilmshurst

All times stated are UK

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  1. Yorkshire's Thursday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Any overnight fog should clear this morning, leaving areas of cloud along with sunny spells, leading to a mixture of cloud and sunshine this afternoon.

    Large areas of cloud and perhaps some pockets of drizzle are likely tonight and it will become rather misty:

    Weather graphic
  2. Thousands of drug syringes discarded across Yorkshire

    Drug syringes were removed from streets and public areas in Yorkshire more than 6,000 times last year, it's been revealed.

    Syringe

    Research by the BBC has found Hull City Council was contacted almost 4,000 times about discarded syringes and City of York Council was contacted about 700 times.

    Meanwhile, Leeds City Council received 566 calls in 2017.

    Across the country, more than 100,000 have been removed from the streets in the last three years, figures show.

  3. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, at Hartshead Moor Services.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 eastbound at Hartshead Moor Services, because of a broken down lorry.

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

  4. Check your Yorkshire train journey

    If you're making a journey on the rails in Yorkshire today, most services appear to be running to time at the moment.

    However, the 07:17 Doncaster to London Kings Cross service has been cancelled

    And be aware that Hull Trains continues to run a "reduced" service. For more details, click here.

    For all the latest live updates from the county's main railway stations, click on the links below:

  5. Crime Commissioner faces panel over 'bullying' allegations

    North Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner is due to face the county's police panel later for the first time since allegations of bullying were made against her.

    Julia Mulligan

    A report has concluded that Julia Mulligan had displayed "bullying behaviour" towards members of staff.

    Two days ago, she faced a separate allegation and the report from that meeting will be made public at a later date.

    Mrs Mulligan says she is "truly sorry" anything she may have said or done could be perceived in the way described by the complainant and has accepted the panel's recommendations.

    However, to draw the conclusions the members of the police panel have is "regrettable and disappointing", she says.

    "Were there a mechanism to appeal, I would certainly do so."

  6. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire both ways

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire both ways severe disruption, from J25 for A644 Wakefield Road to J26 for A638.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed on M62 from J25, A644 (Brighouse) to J26, A638 (Chain Bar), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  7. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    A1(M) West Yorkshire northbound severe disruption, from J45 for A659 to J46 for B1224.

    A1(M) West Yorkshire - One lane closed on A1(M) northbound from J45, A659 (Boston Spa) to J46, B1224 (Wetherby), because of a vehicle fire. Traffic is coping well.

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

  8. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe disruption, from J31 for A57 Sheffield to J30 for A616 Sheffield.

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed on M1 southbound from J31, A57 (Sheffield) to J30, A616 (Sheffield), because of a broken down car. Traffic is coping well.

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

  9. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, at J32 for .

    M1 South Yorkshire - One lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound at J32, / (Thurcroft), because of an accident.

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

  10. 'Vile' prisoner squirted urine and excrement at officer

    A prisoner has had his sentence extended by two years after he threw a mixture of urine and excrement at a prison officer.

    Prison officer

    Joshua Morris, 24, squirted the substance out of a bottle in Doncaster prison in December 2017.

    He pleaded guilty to administering a noxious substance in a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court.

    Morris will serve the additional two years at the end of his existing five-year sentence for burglary.

    Quote Message: Nobody should have to experience this type of behaviour and Morris now faces extra time behind bars for his vile actions.” from Det Con Alex Dorlin South Yorkshire Police
    Det Con Alex DorlinSouth Yorkshire Police
  11. Envelope update

    Severe accident: M1 South Yorkshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M1 South Yorkshire southbound severe accident, from J31 for A57 Sheffield to J30 for A616 Sheffield.

    M1 South Yorkshire - Lane closed and heavy traffic on M1 southbound from J31, A57 (Sheffield) to J30, A616 (Sheffield), because of an accident.

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

  12. Hit-and-run victim's mother in emotional appeal

    The mother of a 28-year-old woman who was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Sheffield has appealed for the public's help to find the driver.

    Naomi

    Naomi Colcomb, was crossing St Mary’s Gate at about 01:50 on 13 October, when she was hit by a grey Fiat Bravo travelling towards Bramall Lane.

    She died at the scene and the car, which didn’t stop, was later found on fire on Heeley Green, about two-and-a-half hours later.

    Sabine Heiliger, Naomi's mum, said: "How could the driver of this car leave my little girl, lying on the wet cold road, to suffer, to die, without stopping and trying to help her?

    "Naomi was the most loving daughter you can imagine; she was the centre of my life.

    "I can’t describe how much I miss her."

    CCTV from Bramall Lane

    Two men, a 24-year-old and a 51-year-old, have been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

    Both have been released under investigation.

  13. Protesters attend meeting on Leeds' managed sex zone

    Protesters have gathered outside a meeting this afternoon as councillors discuss suspending a zone in part of the city where sex workers are allowed to operate legally.

    Protesters

    It comes after people living in the area of Holbeck said they'd been plagued by anti-social behaviour since the zone was set up.

    The area aims to protect sex workers from abuse.

    Its supporters said the women using it felt "safer", but residents of Holbeck have described the area as "out of control".

  14. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M62 West Yorkshire eastbound

    BBC News Travel

    M62 West Yorkshire eastbound severe disruption, from J33 for A162 to J34 for A19 Selby Road Selby.

    M62 West Yorkshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M62 eastbound from J33, A162 (Ferrybridge Services) to J34, A19 (Selby), because of a broken down vehicle.

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

  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M1 South Yorkshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

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

    M1 South Yorkshire - M1 lane closed on entry slip road northbound at J31, A57 (Sheffield), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

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

  16. World Diabetes Day: What the condition means for families

    There are an estimated four million people living with diabetes in the UK.

    Today is World Diabetes Day, BBC News has been speaking to families affected by the condition and asked how loved ones can make all the difference.

    Hannah Postle

    Hannah Postles, 33, from Sheffield (pictured right), was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2011.

    She said her family, boyfriend Andrew and her friends had been a "massive support" in adapting to her new life with the condition.

    "My diagnosis came completely out of the blue and I would have really struggled without their support," she said.

    "In 2013, I ended up seriously ill in hospital with Diabetic Ketoacidosis (DKA) a few days after my sister's wedding.

    "I didn't show up for work one morning and my colleagues sent someone round to my flat to check on me.

    "I was found collapsed and woke up in intensive care two days later.

    "I was extremely lucky that my work friends understood just how serious diabetes can be and raised the alarm. If they hadn't, I might not be here now."

    Ms Postles' sister Ellie Seaton cancelled her honeymoon and the family stayed in a hotel near the hospital.

    "Once I was discharged, I went to stay with my sister while I was recovering and, once I was back home, my friends were constantly visiting and checking that I was OK.

    "Living with diabetes can be difficult at times, but the support of family and friends makes it a lot easier."